COXSWAIN HENRY ALEXANDER LANOUETTE; U.S. NAVY

June 28, 1919 (Wallingford, CT) – December 7, 1941; 22 years old; unmarriedFather listed at 135 Prince Street, WallingfordEnlisted on October 19, 1937Service number 2072110USS ARIZONA (BB-39) Received the Purple Heart Medal. In the National Purple Heart Hall of Honor. Some resources have incorrect information listing last name spelling as Lanquette. There was a HenryContinue reading “COXSWAIN HENRY ALEXANDER LANOUETTE; U.S. NAVY”

PRIVATE PAUL MORRIS JOHNSON, U.S. ARMY

October 8, 1922 (Waterbury, CT) – December 8, 1941; 19 years old; unmarriedLast local address: Greenwood Avenue, WaterburyEnlisted on April 23, 1941Service number 1101075664TH COAST ARTILLERY CORPS, BATTERY E Private Johnson was the nephew of World War I Army Private David L. Fannick who was killed in action in 1918, and son of a WaterburyContinue reading “PRIVATE PAUL MORRIS JOHNSON, U.S. ARMY”

SERGEANT VINCENT M. HORAN; U.S. ARMY AIR CORPS

April 2, 1921 (Stamford, CT) – December 7, 1941; 20 years old; unmarriedListed at 93 Glenbrook Road, Stamford (1940 census)Enlisted on July 27, 1939Service number 614853978TH PURSUIT SQUADRON, WHEELER FIELD Vincent Horan was killed by a Japanese bomb fragment at Wheeler Field, Hawaii, 16 miles north of Pearl Harbor, on the first wave of theContinue reading “SERGEANT VINCENT M. HORAN; U.S. ARMY AIR CORPS”

ENSIGN EDWARD WEBB GOSSELIN; U.S. NAVY

May 1, 1917 (Hamden, CT) – December 7, 1941; 24 years old; unmarriedHometown listed as Joliet, Illinois on December 7, 1941; born in CT, attended YaleEnlisted on September 30, 1940; Commissioned March 14, 1941Service number O-097031USS ARIZONA (BB-39) Received the Purple Heart Medal. In the National Purple Heart Hall of Honor. Ensign Edward Webb GosselinContinue reading “ENSIGN EDWARD WEBB GOSSELIN; U.S. NAVY”

STOREKEEPER THIRD CLASS HARRY LUDWIG “BUD” CARLSON; U.S. NAVY

May 23, 1921 (Norwich, CT) – December 7, 1941; 20 years old; unmarriedFather listed at 16 St. Regis Avenue, NorwichEnlisted on October 16, 1939Service number 2072034USS ARIZONA (BB-39) Received the Purple Heart Medal. In the National Purple Heart Hall of Honor. Memorialized Courts of the Missing, Court 5, Honolulu Memorial, 2177 Puowaina Drive, Hawaii

LIEUTENANT JUNIOR GRADE ERIC ALLEN JR.; U.S. NAVY

July 22, 1915 (Massachusetts) – December 8, 1941; 26 years old; unmarriedLast local address: Noroton Heights, DarienGraduated from the United States Naval Academy June 1938USS ENTERPRISE (CV-6), FIGHTER SQUADRON SIX U.S. Naval Academy senior picture, 1938 (from navylog.navymemorial.org/) ERIC ALLEN, JR.; Manchester, VT; “Ethan” The Green Mountains lost another good Republican when Eric came toContinue reading “LIEUTENANT JUNIOR GRADE ERIC ALLEN JR.; U.S. NAVY”