STAFF SERGEANT LAWRENCE JOSEPH MANZI JR.; U.S. ARMY

September 27, 1912 (Norwalk, CT) – February 19, 2007 (New Milford, CT); 94 years oldMarried Carmella Tuozzolo on April 25, 1938 in Norwalk, CTLocal address: 31 Chapel St (1930), 4 Hedge Drive and 27 Lakeview Drive, NorwalkEnlisted on April 3, 1943Serial number 3133156110TH INFANTRY DIVISION Held in Nazi POW camp Stalag 3C Alt Drewitz Brandenburg,Continue reading “STAFF SERGEANT LAWRENCE JOSEPH MANZI JR.; U.S. ARMY”

PRIVATE FIRST CLASS ARTHUR PATRICK MAESTRO; U.S. ARMY

Married Norma Mary Devine (1919-2014) on May 25, 1940 in Norwalk, CTOne son, Arthur. Three daughters, Deborah, Janice and Sharon.Last local address: 54 Fairfield Avenue and 227 Ely Avenue, South NorwalkEnlisted January 3, 1944Serial number 31409165106TH INFANTRY DIVISION, 42RD INFANTRY REGIMENT, 3RD BATTALION Held in German POW camp Stalag 11B Fallingbostel Prussia (Work Camps) 53-09.Continue reading “PRIVATE FIRST CLASS ARTHUR PATRICK MAESTRO; U.S. ARMY”

SERGEANT CHARLES HENRY LIEBE; U.S. ARMY

December 13, 1909 (Dresden, Germany) – June 21 1980 (Deep River, CT); 70 years oldLast local address: 18 Olmstead Place, East NorwalkEnlisted: October 14, 1942Serial number: 32529188UNKNOWN INFANTRY UNIT German by birth. Arrived in the U.S. on August 5, 1937. Joined the Army in 1942. Naturalized on February 14, 1944. Held in German POW campContinue reading “SERGEANT CHARLES HENRY LIEBE; U.S. ARMY”

SERGEANT GEORGE ALLEN LANG; U.S. ARMY

November 7, 1914 (Detroit, MI) – October 20, 2010 (Atlanta, GA); 95 years oldMarried Barbara Noack Miller March 15, 1950 in Norwalk, CTTwo daughters Judith and MaryLast local address: 67 Newtown Avenue, NorwalkEnlisted on August 1943Serial number 3133830228TH INFANTRY DIVISION Held in German POW camp Stalag 2A Neubrandenburg Mecklenberg 53-13. From The Norwalk Hour AprilContinue reading “SERGEANT GEORGE ALLEN LANG; U.S. ARMY”

PRIVATE LEROY “ROY” UNDERHILL JERMAN JR.; U.S. ARMY

September 22, 1924 (Bridgeport, CT) – February 11, 1979 (Malibu, CA); 54 years oldMarried to Doris Jean Dunkel of Gloversville, NY on September 20, 1947 in GloversivilleDaughters Barbara and Constance. One son, John.Enlisted on July 1943Serial number 31335679106TH INFANTRY DIVISION, 422ND INFANTRY REGIMENT POW record has no entry for what camp Private Jerman was in.Continue reading “PRIVATE LEROY “ROY” UNDERHILL JERMAN JR.; U.S. ARMY”

PRIVATE FIRST CLASS THOMAS JOSEPH GARGIULO; U.S. ARMY

June 13, 1918 (Stratford, CT) – April 17, 2017 (Prior Lake, MN); 98 years oldMarried to Mary Rose Depanfilis (1916-?) on January 15, 1944 in Norwalk, CTOne daughter Maryanne, and one son ThomasLast local address: 19 Hillside, South Norwalk and 15 Thistle Road, NorwalkEnlisted on May 6, 1944Serial number 3146665742ND INFANTRY DIVISION, 223RD INFANTRY REGIMENTContinue reading “PRIVATE FIRST CLASS THOMAS JOSEPH GARGIULO; U.S. ARMY”

TECHNICIAN GRADE FIVE EDWARD WILLIAM FRANKE; U.S. ARMY

December 27, 1919 (Norwalk, CT) – December 9, 2001 (Norwalk, CT); 81 years oldMarried to Winifred Reece (1923-1998) on November 8, 1947 in Norwalk, CTLast local address: 26 Prospect Street, NorwalkEnlisted on September 10, 1942Service number 1109511778TH INFANTRY DIVISION, 310TH INFANTRY REGIMENT, 2ND BATTALION, HEADQUARTERS COMPANY Captured December 16, 1944, Battle of the Bulge, Kesternick,Continue reading “TECHNICIAN GRADE FIVE EDWARD WILLIAM FRANKE; U.S. ARMY”

PRIVATE FIRST CLASS JOSEPH WILLIAM DUDAS JR.; U.S. ARMY

March 12, 1922 (Norwalk, CT) – September 24, 2004 (Norwalk, CT)Married to Margo Eastwood (1935-?)Last local address 66 Chestnut Street, South NorwalkEnlisted on August 1, 1942Serial number 3245479395TH INFANTRY DIVISION Held in Stalag 12A to 9B Limburg An Der Lahn Hessen-Nassau, Prussia 50-08. From The Norwalk Hour February 27, 1945 Private First Class Joseph Dudas,Continue reading “PRIVATE FIRST CLASS JOSEPH WILLIAM DUDAS JR.; U.S. ARMY”

SERGEANT FREDERICK DEFINIS; U.S. ARMY AIR FORCE

March 21, 1924 (Brooklyn, NY) – January 18, 2013 (Norwalk, CT); 88 years oldMarried to Anne Perniciaro April 3, 1948Daughter Ann Marie Definis Dustin (1953-2018), and one son, Frederick.Last local address: 14 Neptune Avenue, South NorwalkEnlisted on November 24, 1942Serial number 1110277795TH BOMB GROUP; 336TH BOMB SQUADRON Held in Stalag Luft 4 Gross-Tychow (formerly Heydekrug)Continue reading “SERGEANT FREDERICK DEFINIS; U.S. ARMY AIR FORCE”

SERGEANT ANTHONY ANTON DAMATO; U.S. ARMY

April 15, 1917 (Bridgeport, CT) – UnknownLast local address: 101 Woodward Avenue, South NorwalkEnlisted on February 17, 1941 in the Pennsylvania National GuardSerial number 20317684UNKNOWN INFANTRY / PARACHUTE REGIMENT German POW camp information is unknown. While Private D’Amato has a POW record on file, the camp information is blank. There is also a hospital recordContinue reading “SERGEANT ANTHONY ANTON DAMATO; U.S. ARMY”