SERGEANT SIDNEY WEITZ; U.S. ARMY

October 29, 1921 (New York, NY) – November 18, 1944; 22 years oldMarried to Shirley Goldstein of the Bronx, NY on December 28, 1941No childrenLast local address: 6 Arch Street, NorwalkEnlisted November 4, 1942Service number: 31247951Unit: 10th Infantry Division, 3rd Armored Tank Battalion Born to Hirsch H. (1883-1951) and Sarah F. Letzter Weitz (1883-1964). Brothers,Continue reading “SERGEANT SIDNEY WEITZ; U.S. ARMY”

SECOND LIEUTENANT DONALD BRYANT WASON; U.S. ARMY

June 2, 1919 (Greenwich, CT) – June 9, 1944; 25 years oldMarried to Eleanor Brown Wason (1920-2013) on February 4, 1943 in Greenwich, CT No childrenLast local address: Wife, Eleanor Wason, lived at 53 Wall Street, NorwalkEnlisted on February 9, 1942Service number: O-1309997Unit: 82nd Airborne Division, 325th Glider Infantry Regiment, 2nd Battalion, Company G BornContinue reading “SECOND LIEUTENANT DONALD BRYANT WASON; U.S. ARMY”

SEAMAN FIRST CLASS ROBERT VALENTINE WALTER; U.S. NAVY

October 11, 1922 (Norwalk, CT) – November 3, 1944; 22 years oldUnmarriedLast local address: 3 State Street, South NorwalkEnlisted on March 4, 1943Service number: 8072532USS Reno (CL-96)Missing In Action (MIA) Born to Valentine W. (1885-1960) and Jessie Byxbee Walter (1885-1940). Robert was their only child. Awarded the Purple Heart Medal. Norwalk High School Class ofContinue reading “SEAMAN FIRST CLASS ROBERT VALENTINE WALTER; U.S. NAVY”

STAFF SERGEANT LOUIS WILLIAM VINGO; U.S. ARMY

May 12, 1917 (Norwalk, CT) – December 28, 1944; 27 years oldUnmarriedLast local address: 78 Taylor Avenue, NorwalkEnlisted February 12, 1941Service number: 31010593Unit: 4th Armored Division, 35th Tank Battalion Born to Carmine “Charles” P. (1875-1943) and Mary G. Porta Vingo (1888-1974). Both parents were born in Italy. Three brothers, Michael A. (1905-1980), Joseph A. (1908-1971),Continue reading “STAFF SERGEANT LOUIS WILLIAM VINGO; U.S. ARMY”

STAFF SERGEANT HAROLD CHARLES VAN NESS (VANESSE); U.S. ARMY AIR FORCE

August 22, 1918 (Rockville, CT) – January 11, 1943; 24 years oldUnmarriedLast local address: 104 South Main Street, South Norwalk  Service number: 11033044Unit: 375th Bomber Group (Heavy), 514th Bomber Squadron Born to Delfasse (1851-?) and Daisy Avery Vanesse (1888-?). Brothers Ellery James (1916-1998) and William (1905-2001). Sisters, Alice P. Vanesse Gerstenlauer (1908-1998), Dorothy L. Vanesse MolinaroContinue reading “STAFF SERGEANT HAROLD CHARLES VAN NESS (VANESSE); U.S. ARMY AIR FORCE”

STAFF SERGEANT PETER JOSEPH VENEZIA; U.S. ARMY AIR FORCE

August 12, 1920 (Westport, CT) – February 14, 1944; 23 years oldMarried to Evelyn Arnold Venezia (1925-2011) on September 23, 1943, in NorwalkLast local address: 299 Westport Avenue, NorwalkEnlisted October 3, 1942Service number: 31193038Unit: 450th Bomber Group (Heavy), 723rd Bomber Squadron Born to Giuseppi “Joseph” (1886-1932) and Paola “Pauline” Renzulli Venezia (1893-1963). Both parents wereContinue reading “STAFF SERGEANT PETER JOSEPH VENEZIA; U.S. ARMY AIR FORCE”

SEAMAN FIRST CLASS GEORGE PHILIP VAN ALSTYNE; U.S. COAST GUARD

August 10, 1917 (New Haven, CT) – September 9, 1942; 25 years oldUnmarriedLast local address: 1 Stevens Street, NorwalkService number: 505095USS Muskeget (WAG-48)Missing In Action (MIA) at sea Born to Reverend George W. (1892-1939) and Rachel V. Fielding Van Alstyne (1896-). Sister Kathryn G. Van Alstyne Brady (1917-2004). Brother, Alan (1918-1984). Awarded the Purple HeartContinue reading “SEAMAN FIRST CLASS GEORGE PHILIP VAN ALSTYNE; U.S. COAST GUARD”

STAFF SERGEANT ROBERT PAUL VALENTIK; U.S. ARMY AIR FORCE

August 25, 1921 (Norwalk, CT) – February 4, 1944; 22 years oldUnmarriedLast local address: 25 Seaview Avenue, East NorwalkEnlisted on July 3, 1942Service number: 31142791Unit: 100th Bomber Group (Heavy), 418th Bomber SquadronMissing in action (MIA); at sea Born to Paul (1899-1994) and Elizabeth Akos Valentik (1899-1972). One sister, Delores E. Valentik Kerekes (1928-2014). Awarded theContinue reading “STAFF SERGEANT ROBERT PAUL VALENTIK; U.S. ARMY AIR FORCE”

QUARTERMASTER THIRD CLASS WALTON BENNETT VAIL; U.S. COAST GUARD

May 16, 1919 (Norwalk, CT) – September 9, 1942; 23 years oldUnmarriedLast local address: 29 Adams Avenue; mother at 75 Gregory Boulevard, East NorwalkService number: 239188USS Muskeget (WAG-48)Missing in Action (MIA); at sea Born to Clarence W. (1894-1967) and Josephine E. Bennett Vail (1896-1980). Brother, Robert S. (1927-2016). Awarded the Purple Heart Medal. Seaman FirstContinue reading “QUARTERMASTER THIRD CLASS WALTON BENNETT VAIL; U.S. COAST GUARD”

STAFF SERGEANT MARTIN FRANCIS TROY; U.S. ARMY AIR FORCE

April 12, 1912 (Norwalk, CT) – June 30, 1944; 22 years oldMarried Gracie Merrill Sugden (1914-1965) on July 31, 1936, in Pound Ridge, NYLast local address: 32 Harbor Ave, NorwalkEnlisted on February 2, 1943Unit: 460th Bomber Group (Heavy), 760th Bomber Squadron Born to John L. Sr. (1875-1959) and Myra A. Meader Troy (1878-1938). Brothers JosephContinue reading “STAFF SERGEANT MARTIN FRANCIS TROY; U.S. ARMY AIR FORCE”