COXSWAIN BENJAMIN BOSTWICK KIRTLAND JR.; U.S. NAVY

February 11, 1922 (New York, NY) – March 4, 1997 (Norwalk, CT)Children are Jane Mitchell, Ellen Laughton, Emily Scanlon, Anne Frusciante, and Benjamin B. Kirtland, IIILocal address: 20 Raymond Terrace, NorwalkEnlisted on September 11, 1942Service number 6425145Discharged September 5, 1945Ship assigned to: LST-472 Wounded on December 15, 1944 in the Solomon Islands Campaign, specifically theContinue reading “COXSWAIN BENJAMIN BOSTWICK KIRTLAND JR.; U.S. NAVY”

PRIVATE FIRST CLASS JOHN ULINE STEUBER; U.S. ARMY

March 11, 1918 (Niagara Falls, NY) – July 7, 1995 (Wallingford, CT); 77 years oldMarried to Harriet Shufelt (1913-1993) on June 8, 1947 in Norwalk, CTLocal address: Richmond Hill Road and 3 Lancaster Drive, NorwalkEnlisted on October 11, 1940 and entered service on February 10, 1941Service number 20272342Unit: 390th Antiaircraft Artillery Automatic Weapons Born toContinue reading “PRIVATE FIRST CLASS JOHN ULINE STEUBER; U.S. ARMY”

TECHNICAL SERGEANT EDWARD MONTES DE OCA; U.S. ARMY AIR FORCE

July 5, 1915 (San Jose, Costa Rica) – June 8, 1970 (Westport, CT); 54 years oldMarried to Mary McGowan Montes de Oca (1919-1970).One son, Michael (1953-?), and three daughters Patricia (1950-?), Christine (1952-?), and Rita (1959-?). Last local address: 370 West Avenue, Norwalk (YMCA)Enlisted July 3, 1942; Discharged May 19, 1945Serial number 31142824Unit: 322nd BombContinue reading “TECHNICAL SERGEANT EDWARD MONTES DE OCA; U.S. ARMY AIR FORCE”

COXSWAIN DAVID FRANCIS GIBB JR.; U.S. NAVY

November 2, 1923 (Brooklyn, NY) – October 24, 2002 (Skaneateles, NY); 78 years oldMarried to Doris Andrea Gibb (1932-2007)One son, David F. Gibb III (1959?-?)Last local address: 36 High Street, NorwalkEnlisted on December 8, 1943Serial number: 6480223USS Wayne (APA-54) and USS Macon (CA-132) Born to David F. Gibb Sr. (1894-1968) and Mabel Townsend Middlebrook GibbContinue reading “COXSWAIN DAVID FRANCIS GIBB JR.; U.S. NAVY”

SERGEANT HOWARD LINCOLN FLOOD, U.S. ARMY

May 21, 1888 (Philadelphia, PA) – September 16, 1936 (Darien, CT); 48 years oldMarried to Laura Davis in Wildwood, New Jersey in 1936Last local address: 5 Chestnut Street, NorwalkEnlisted on June 12, 1917; Discharged February 12, 1919Service Number 1038273Unit: Third Infantry Division, 10th Field Artillery, Battery B Born to Elmer (1861-1915) and Caroline “Carrie” HannockContinue reading “SERGEANT HOWARD LINCOLN FLOOD, U.S. ARMY”

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)Unit: 305th Bomb Group, 364thContinue 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”