PRIVATE PAUL MORRIS JOHNSON, U.S. ARMY

October 8, 1922 (Waterbury, CT) – December 8, 1941; 19 years oldUnmarriedLast local address: 114 Greenwood Avenue, WaterburyEnlisted on April 23, 1941Service number 11010756Unit: 64th Coast Artillery Corps, Battery E Born to Henry Johnson (1889-1960) and Bertha Fannick Johnson (1900-1973). One half-brother, Alvin (1914-1990), one brother David (1928-?) one half-sister Anita Johnson Bernstein (1915-1986), andContinue reading “PRIVATE PAUL MORRIS JOHNSON, U.S. ARMY”

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

April 2, 1921 (Stamford, CT) – December 7, 1941; 20 years oldUnmarriedListed at 93 Glenbrook Road, Stamford (1940 census)Enlisted on July 27, 1939Service number 6148539Unit: 78th Pursuit Squadron, Wheeler Field Born to Timothy (1893-1948) and Elizabeth T. Bender Horan (1895-1985). Father, Timothy, was a World War One veteran. Three brothers Francis (1928-1981), Richard (1931-2005), andContinue reading “SERGEANT VINCENT JOSEPH HORAN; U.S. ARMY AIR CORPS”

ENSIGN EDWARD WEBB GOSSELIN; U.S. NAVY

May 1, 1917 (Hamden, CT) – December 7, 1941; 24 years oldUnmarriedHometown listed as Joliet, Illinois on December 7, 1941, however, he was born in Connecticut and attended Yale University in New Haven, ConnecticutEnlisted on September 30, 1940; Commissioned March 14, 1941Service number O-097031USS Arizona (BB-39) Born to Edward Gosselin (1893-1978) and Florilla 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 oldUnmarriedFather listed at 16 St. Regis Avenue, NorwichEnlisted on October 16, 1939Service number 2072034USS Arizona (BB-39) Born to Cornelius (1894-1983) and Agnes Myesky Carlson (1902-1980). One brother, Raymond (1918-2011), and one sister, Joyce O. Carlson Johannessen (1931-2015). Received the Purple Heart Medal. Contributed byContinue reading “STOREKEEPER THIRD CLASS HARRY LUDWIG “BUD” CARLSON; U.S. NAVY”

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

July 22, 1916 (Massachusetts) – December 8, 1941; 26 years oldUnmarriedLast local address: Noroton Heights, DarienGraduated from the United States Naval Academy in June 1938USS Enterprise (CV-6), Fighter Squadron Six Born to Eric Allen [also in the Navy] (1880-1951) and Sarah Rogers Allen (1883-1940). Two brothers James (1918-2002) and Benjamin D. (1926-1989). Two sisters SarahContinue reading “LIEUTENANT JUNIOR GRADE ERIC ALLEN JR.; U.S. NAVY”