SHIPFITTER THIRD CLASS RICHARD PATTERSON JR.; U.S. NAVY

February 15, 1920 (Newburyport, Mass.) – December 7, 1941; 21 years old; unmarriedFather listed at Lower Lane, BerlinEnlisted on October 14, 1940Service number 2072954USS ARIZONA (BB-39) Received the Purple Heart Medal. In the National Purple Heart Hall of Honor. More than 75 years after his death, Richard Patterson Jr.’s alma mater, Berlin High School inContinue reading “SHIPFITTER THIRD CLASS RICHARD PATTERSON JR.; U.S. NAVY”

SEAMAN SECOND CLASS STANISLAUS “STANLEY” JOSEPH ORZECH; U.S. NAVY

? 1922 (Connecticut) – December 7, 1941; 19 or 20 years old; unmarriedFather listed at 256 Pratt Street, MeridenEnlisted on October 15, 1940Service number 2072961USS ARIZONA (BB-39) Unknown date of birth. The 1940 census completed on May 4, 1940, lists Stanley at 18 years old. He was most likely born in 1922. Stanley was theContinue reading “SEAMAN SECOND CLASS STANISLAUS “STANLEY” JOSEPH ORZECH; U.S. NAVY”

ENSIGN WILLIAM THOMAS O’NEILL JR.; U.S. NAVY

November 28, 1914 (Stamford, CT) – December 7, 1941; 27 years old; unmarriedMother listed at Stanley Road, Glenbrook (Stamford)Enlisted on July 17, 1940Service number O-095975USS ARIZONA (BB-39) Received the Purple Heart Medal. In the National Purple Heart Hall of Honor. In the article below, Ensign O’Neill is said to have graduated from Northwestern University. TheContinue reading “ENSIGN WILLIAM THOMAS O’NEILL JR.; U.S. NAVY”

SEAMAN FIRST CLASS JOHN KALLERVO LUNTTA; U.S. NAVY

December ?, 1921 (Collinsville, CT) – December 7, 1941; 20 years old; unmarriedFather listed at 330 East Hill Road, Canton (Collinsville)Enlisted on December 27, 1939Service number 2072507USS NEVADA (BB-36) From The Hartford Courant January 3, 1942 Collinsville, Jan. 2. – (Special) – Word that John K. Luntta of this town, serving in the United StatesContinue reading “SEAMAN FIRST CLASS JOHN KALLERVO LUNTTA; U.S. NAVY”

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”