PETTY OFFICER SECOND CLASS ALLEN BURKEY GREGORY JR.; U.S. NAVY

May 31, 1922 (Norwalk, CT) – March 7, 1944; 21 years old; unmarriedLast local address: Newtown AvenueService number: 6426012PT-337MIA (at sea) Awarded the Purple Heart Medal “Missing” on the above date when PT-337 was sunk by Japanese fire in the Pacific area during the war. He was not officially declared by the military as beingContinue reading “PETTY OFFICER SECOND CLASS ALLEN BURKEY GREGORY JR.; U.S. NAVY”

GUNNER’S MATE SECOND CLASS HOBART FORD JR.; U.S. NAVY

September 17, 1924 (New York, NY) – April 28, 1944; 19 years oldUnmarriedLast local address: Valley Road, Wilson Point, RowaytonEnlisted on April 5, 1943Service number: 8074952LST-531 Awarded the Purple Heart Medal. When Hobey was almost 18 he was out paddling his kayak on Long Island Sound when a U.S. submarine came up. He paddled over,Continue reading “GUNNER’S MATE SECOND CLASS HOBART FORD JR.; U.S. NAVY”

PETTY OFFICER SECOND CLASS JACOB CASPER DURNER JR.; U.S. NAVY

August 19, 1921 (Norwalk, CT) – July 7, 1943; 21 years oldUnmarriedLast local address: 10 East Rocks RoadService number: 6421589TORPEDO SQUADRON 21MIA Awarded the Purple Heart Medal. Norwalk High School Class of ’39 DURNER, Jacob C Jr, ARM2, 6421589, USNR, from Connecticut, location Solomon Islands, missing, date of loss July 7, 1943 (pm) + DURNER,Continue reading “PETTY OFFICER SECOND CLASS JACOB CASPER DURNER JR.; U.S. NAVY”

GUNNER’S MATE THIRD CLASS JOSEPH MICHAEL DRAGAN; U.S. NAVY

1921 or 1922 – December 3, 1943; 21 or 22 years old; unmarriedLast local address: 23 Quintard Avenue, South NorwalkService Number: 6421484SS JOSEPH WHEELER Awarded the Purple Heart Medal. PO3 Dragan was killed on the SS Joseph Wheeler, December 3, 1944. The Joseph Wheeler had her starboard side blown out and was on her portContinue reading “GUNNER’S MATE THIRD CLASS JOSEPH MICHAEL DRAGAN; U.S. NAVY”

MACHINIST’S MATE SECOND CLASS WILLIAM JOSEPH CZINKY; U.S. NAVY

1917 (Hungary) – March 26, 1942; 24 or 25 years oldEngaged to Eirene E. Domonkos of 15 Lincoln Avenue Norwalk, December 17, 1941Last local address: 92 Winfield Street, East NorwalkEnlisted September 7, 1937; reenlisted December 27, 1941Service number: 2072076USS ATIK (AK-101)MIA (at sea) Awarded Purple Heart Medal William served on the USS Whitney, confirmed byContinue reading “MACHINIST’S MATE SECOND CLASS WILLIAM JOSEPH CZINKY; U.S. NAVY”

SEAMAN THIRD CLASS WILLIAM DALLAS CAMERON JR.; U.S. NAVY

December 30, 1918 (Stamford, CT) – August 9, 1942; 23 years oldUnmarriedLast local address: 28 First Street, East NorwalkEnlisted on July 8, 1941Fireman Third ClassService Number: 2073517USS QUINCY (CA-39)MIA (at sea) Awarded the Purple Heart Medal. Norwalk High School Class of ‘38 USS Quincy (CA-39) was a United States Navy New Orleans-class cruiser, sunk atContinue reading “SEAMAN THIRD CLASS WILLIAM DALLAS CAMERON JR.; U.S. NAVY”

SEAMAN SECOND CLASS WILLIAM FREDERICH CALDARA; U.S. NAVY

February 27, 1920 (New York City) – November 13, 1942; 22 years old; unmarriedLast local address: North Taylor Avenue, NorwalkEnlisted on January 15, 1942; 5 weeks after Pearl HarborFireman Second ClassService number: 6420921USS JUNEAU (CL-52)MIA (at sea) Awarded the Purple Heart Medal Norwalk High School Class of ‘38 From Norwalk Hour January 13, 1943 FiremanContinue reading “SEAMAN SECOND CLASS WILLIAM FREDERICH CALDARA; U.S. NAVY”

SEAMAN SECOND CLASS CHARLES NORMAN BYINGTON; U.S. NAVY

September 25, 1919 (Norwalk, CT) – November 13, 1942; 23 years old; unmarriedLast local address: New Canaan Avenue, NorwalkEnlisted on January 15, 1942; 5 weeks after Pearl HarborService number: 6420914USS JUNEAU (CL-52)MIA (at sea) Awarded the Purple Heart Medal Killed in the sinking of the USS Juneau during the Naval battle of Guadalcanal. The Juneau,Continue reading “SEAMAN SECOND CLASS CHARLES NORMAN BYINGTON; U.S. NAVY”

SHIP’S COOK SECOND CLASS JOHN VICTOR BROWN; U.S. NAVY

February 13, 1926 (unknown place of birth) – May 4, 1945; 19 years oldUnmarriedLast local address: Fairfield County Home for Children, Westport AvenueEnlisted on February 13, 1943 (17th birthday)Service number: 6431411USS SHEA (DM-30) BROWN, John V, SC2, 6431411, USS Shea (DM-30), assault and Occupation of Okinawa Gunto, May 4, 1945, (CasCode121) killed in combat, ddContinue reading “SHIP’S COOK SECOND CLASS JOHN VICTOR BROWN; U.S. NAVY”

ENSIGN FRANK HARPER BISSELL JR., U.S. NAVY

August 30, 1921 (Norwalk, CT) – January 22, 1945; 23 years oldUnmarriedLast local address: Comstock Hill Road, NorwalkEnlisted on July 24, 1942Service Number: 347063USS ESSEX (CV-9)MIA (at sea) Awarded the Air Medal and Purple Heart Medal From The Norwalk Hour February 1, 1945 Ensign Frank Harper Bissell Jr. son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank HarperContinue reading “ENSIGN FRANK HARPER BISSELL JR., U.S. NAVY”