RADIOMAN FIRST CLASS ROBERT ARTHUR BURT JR., U.S. NAVY

October 27, 1918 (Bridgeport, CT) – October 26, 1989 (Seattle WA); 70 years oldMarried Barbara Bassett (1920-2002) on December 2, 1945 in Norwalk, CT    — Barbara divorced and remarried to Chester B. PriceMarried Arlene G. Nicol (1929-2014) on December 16, 1966 in Seattle, WALocal address: 2 Pershing Street, NorwalkEnlisted on: December 14, 1938Serial number 4026989USSContinue reading “RADIOMAN FIRST CLASS ROBERT ARTHUR BURT JR., U.S. NAVY”

FIRST LIEUTENANT NEWTON CLARENCE WILBUR; U.S. ARMY AIR FORCE

March 25, 1916 (Norwich, CT) – December 15, 1998 (Indialantic, FL); 82 years oldMarried to Dorothy Anne DearingLocal address: 9 Rowayton Avenue and 9 Crockett, RowaytonEnlisted on June 3, 1941Serial number: 33094430 (Enlisted) and O-689713351ST BOMB GROUP, 509TH BOMB SQUADRON Held in German POW camp Stalag Luft 1 Barth-Vogelsang Prussia 54-12. Awarded the Purple HeartContinue reading “FIRST LIEUTENANT NEWTON CLARENCE WILBUR; U.S. ARMY AIR FORCE”

TECHNICAL SERGEANT EDWARD HENRY VON CASTELBERG; U.S. ARMY AIR FORCE

January 18, 1908 (London, England) – Unknown date of deathMarried to Nancy Burkett Leary on August 6, 1940 in Manhattan, New YorkLocal address: parents in Harbor View Beach, Rowayton, Starlight Drive and Romindon Court, NorwalkEnlisted on March 16, 1943Serial number 32867810391ST BOMB GROUP, 574TH BOMB SQUADRONHeld in German POW camp Stalag 2A Neubrandenburg Mecklenberg 53-13.Continue reading “TECHNICAL SERGEANT EDWARD HENRY VON CASTELBERG; U.S. ARMY AIR FORCE”

FIRST LIEUTENANT DONALD WHITNEY TUTTLE; U.S. ARMY AIR FORCE

January 13, 1919 (Middletown, CT) – October 20, 1968 (Luke AFB, AZ); 49 years oldMarried to Nina “Lucille” Sumner (1914-2003) on February 3, 1943 in Topeka, KansasTwo daughters, Patricia and Donna (1958-2020). One son David W.Local address 96 East Avenue, NorwalkEnlisted on December 18, 1941Serial number 11033809 (Enlisted) and O-791522 (Officer)305TH BOMB GROUP, 364TH BOMBContinue reading “FIRST LIEUTENANT DONALD WHITNEY TUTTLE; U.S. ARMY AIR FORCE”

PRIVATE FIRST CLASS SYDNEY HENRY STEINBERG; U.S. ARMY

September 9, 1911 (Springfield, MA) – November 16, 1982 (Norwalk, CT); 71 years oldMarried to Elsie Regenstreif on June 29, 1941 in New York CityLocal address: Knickerbocker Avenue, East NorwalkEnlisted on August 4, 1943Serial number 3133827330TH INFANTRY DIVISION Held at German POW camp Stalag 7A Moosburg Bavaria 48-12 (Work Camps 3324-46 Krumbachstrasse 48011, Work CampContinue reading “PRIVATE FIRST CLASS SYDNEY HENRY STEINBERG; U.S. ARMY”

PRIVATE FIRST CLASS FRANK PRATT SMITH; U.S. ARMY

May 10, 1919 (Norwalk CT) – September 27, 1986 (Tampa, FL); 67 years oldMarried Mildred W. Farrell (1927-1965) on March 21, 1946 in Danbury, CTOne son Private James Pratt Smith, USMC (1947-1968); killed in South VietnamMarried again in July 1966 in Hillsborough, FLLocal address 13 Center Street, NorwalkEnlisted on September 26, 1940Serial number 1101971579TH INFANTRYContinue reading “PRIVATE FIRST CLASS FRANK PRATT SMITH; U.S. ARMY”

CORPORAL JOHN “JACK” JAMES SLATTERY; U.S. ARMY

May 17, 1924 (New York, NY) – December 7, 2012 (Norwalk, CT); 88 years oldMarried Margaret “Peggy” Webb on December 7, 1959 in Darien, CTLocal address: Harbor View Avenue, Rowayton and 14 Cockenoe Avenue, NorwalkEnlisted on: February 2, 1943Serial number 3131350370TH INFANTRY DIVISION, 274TH INFANTRY REGIMENT No POW camp data in NARA official POW record.Continue reading “CORPORAL JOHN “JACK” JAMES SLATTERY; U.S. ARMY”

PRIVATE CARLTON JOHN SCHILCHER; U.S. ARMY

January 18, 1919 (New Canaan, CT) – September 10, 1987 (Londonderry, VT); 68 years old Married Marjorie Comstock on July 5, 1941 in New Canaan, CTOne daughter Jane, and one son Raymond.Local address: Silvermine Avenue, Wilton and 166 Old Kings Highway, WestportEnlisted on March 3, 1943Serial number 31328990106TH INFANTRY DIVISION, 106TH RECONNAISSANCE TROOP Held inContinue reading “PRIVATE CARLTON JOHN SCHILCHER; U.S. ARMY”

PRIVATE ARTHUR ASHLEY RUSSELL; U.S. ARMY

August 27, 1924 (Ormskirk, England) – November 5, 1980 (Fort Sam Houston, TX); 56 years oldMarried to Irene Eva Maria Rathske (1925-2013)Local address: 155 Washington Street, South NorwalkEnlisted on March 9, 1943. Served until December 17, 1972.Serial number 32867932Served for 29 years during WWII, Korea, and Vietnam. Held in German POW camp Stalag 2B HammersteinContinue reading “PRIVATE ARTHUR ASHLEY RUSSELL; U.S. ARMY”

PRIVATE FIRST CLASS GERHART “DUTCH” RISTAU; U.S. ARMY

January 15, 1910 (Plock, Poland) – January 18, 1999 (Norwalk, CT); 89 years oldMarried Honnour Hackett (1912-2010) on January 31, 1931 in Torrington, CTOne son Theodore (1932-2021), and one daughter Dorothy (1931-)Local address: 36 ½ Adams Avenue, and 44 Tierney Street, East NorwalkEnlisted on January 3, 1944Serial number 31409235UNKNOWN INFANTRY UNIT Immigrated from Poland atContinue reading “PRIVATE FIRST CLASS GERHART “DUTCH” RISTAU; U.S. ARMY”