PRIVATE FELIX STANLEY WEGRZYN; U.S. ARMY AIR CORPS

November 20, 1921 (Connecticut) – December 14, 1941; 20 years old; unmarriedLast local address 392 Arctic Street, Bridgeport (1940 census)Enlisted September 12, 1940Service number 1101965831ST BOMBARDMENT SQUADRON Received the Purple Heart Medal. In the National Purple Heart Hall of Honor. Officially listed as “Died of Wounds”, specifically wounds to the head from bomb fragments atContinue reading “PRIVATE FELIX STANLEY WEGRZYN; U.S. ARMY AIR CORPS”

SEAMAN FIRST CLASS GEORGE POVESKO; U.S. NAVY

January 27, 1922 (Connecticut) – December 7, 1941; 19 years old; unmarriedMother listed at 117 Grant Street, BridgeportEnlisted on October 15, 1940Service number 2072963USS ARIZONA (BB-39) Received the Purple Heart Medal. In the National Purple Heart Hall of Honor. Attended Harding High School in Bridgeport. Like Stanley Orzech and Mike Quarto, he enlisted on OctoberContinue reading “SEAMAN FIRST CLASS GEORGE POVESKO; U.S. NAVY”

WATER TENDER FIRST CLASS STEPHEN PEPE; U.S. NAVY

November 29, 1898 (Bridgeport, CT) – December 7, 1941; 43 years old; married to Lillian Mabel Pepe on January 6, 1932 in Portsmouth, VirginiaService number 2063596USS OKLAHOMA (BB-37) Received the Purple Heart Medal. In the National Purple Heart Hall of Honor. The 1920 census lists Stephen as “Fireman” at the Groton Navy Base. There isContinue reading “WATER TENDER FIRST CLASS STEPHEN PEPE; U.S. NAVY”