FIRST LIEUTENANT ALBERT JOHN CONTRA JR.; U.S. ARMY AIR FORCE

July 24, 1921 (Bronx, NY) – April 7, 1945; 23 years old; unmarriedLast local address: 9 Quintard Street, South NorwalkService number: O-2063160389TH BOMBER GROUP (HEAVY); 567TH BOMBER SQUADRON Awarded the Air Medal three times and the Purple Heart Medal. In the National Purple Heart Hall of Honor. Evander Childs High School, Bronx, Class of ‘39Continue reading “FIRST LIEUTENANT ALBERT JOHN CONTRA JR.; U.S. ARMY AIR FORCE”

FIRST LIEUTENANT HERBERT WILLIAM CHOUINARD; U.S. ARMY AIR FORCE

December 19, 1922 (Montville, NJ) – November 2, 1944; 21 years old; engaged to Jean Hodgeman of NorwalkLast local address: 2 Gregory Boulevard, East NorwalkService number: O-81811291ST BOMBER GROUP, 401ST BOMBER SQUADRON He was awarded the Air Medal (2 times) and the Purple Heart Medal Norwalk High School Class of ‘39 Herbert served as aContinue reading “FIRST LIEUTENANT HERBERT WILLIAM CHOUINARD; U.S. ARMY AIR FORCE”

FIRST LIEUTENANT GORDON BUCK; U.S. ARMY AIR FORCE

December 27, 1916 (Norwalk, CT) – January 25, 1944; 27 years old; unmarriedLast local address: 8 Bethel Street, East NorwalkEnlisted on February 3, 1942Service number: O-795194 and 1104556468TH RECONNAISSANCE GROUP, 16TH SQUADRONMIA (at sea) Awarded the Purple Heart Medal Gordon served as a First Lieutenant & Navigator on B-17F # 42-30379, 16th Squadron, 68th ReconnaissanceContinue reading “FIRST LIEUTENANT GORDON BUCK; U.S. ARMY AIR FORCE”

STAFF SERGEANT CLAYTON EDWARD BROCH, U.S. ARMY AIR FORCE

April 16, 1919 (Weston, CT) – June 13, 1943; 24 years oldUnmarriedLast local address: RFD 2, Weston (unknown connection to Norwalk)Enlisted October 15, 1941Service number: 3105311895TH BOMBER GROUP (HEAVY), 336TH BOMBER SQUADRONMIA (at sea) Awarded the Air Medal and Purple Heart Medal. In the National Purple Heart Hall of Honor. On 13 June 1943 60Continue reading “STAFF SERGEANT CLAYTON EDWARD BROCH, U.S. ARMY AIR FORCE”

TECHNICAL SERGEANT JOHN PETER BERES JR.; U.S. ARMY AIR FORCE

October 31, 1920 (Norwalk, CT) – April 9, 1944; 23 years old; unmarriedLast local address: 43 Silvermine Avenue, NorwalkEnlisted September 24, 1942Service number: 1109576896 BOMBER GROUP, 339 BOMBER SQUADRRONHe was awarded the Air Medal and the Purple Heart Medal Served as a Technical Sergeant & Engineer / Top Turret Gunner on B-17G #42-40051, 339th BomberContinue reading “TECHNICAL SERGEANT JOHN PETER BERES JR.; U.S. ARMY AIR FORCE”

CORPORAL TREAT PAYNE “HOMER” ANDREW JR., U.S. ARMY AIR FORCE

December 1, 1923 (New Haven, CT) – April 15, 1945; 21 years old; unmarriedLast local address: Westview Lane, Norwalk and 528 Flax Hill Avenue, NorwalkEnlisted July 10, 1943Service number: 3133692515TH AIR FORCE, 485TH BOMB GROUP, 830th BOMBER SQUADRON Awarded the Air Medal Nephew of the actor Treat Williams (1951-present). Corporal Andrew served as a TopContinue reading “CORPORAL TREAT PAYNE “HOMER” ANDREW JR., U.S. ARMY AIR FORCE”