STAFF SERGEANT ROBERT MURRAY SMITH; U.S. ARMY AIR FORCE

April 29, 1922 (Norwalk, CT) – September 23, 1943; 21 years old; unmarriedLast local address: 144 Woodward Avenue, South NorwalkEnlisted September 22, 1942Service number: 1109564696TH BOMBER GROUP (HEAVY), 413TH BOMBER SQUADRONMissing In Action (at sea) Awarded the Air Medal and Purple Heart Medal. Norwalk High School Class of ’40 Credited with 10 KIA according toContinue reading “STAFF SERGEANT ROBERT MURRAY SMITH; U.S. ARMY AIR FORCE”

STAFF SERGEANT ELMER CLINTON MURRAY; U.S. ARMY

April 9, 1921 (Greenville Junction, ME) – July 19, 1944; 23 years old; unmarriedLast local address: 37 Summit Avenue, NorwalkEnlisted on July 3, 1942Service number: 3114279688TH INFANTRY DIVISION, 349TH INFANTRY REGIMENT Hospital record: First Location: Femur, upper extremity; Second Location: Face: Cheek; Third Diagnosis: Pharyngitis, acute; Causative Agent: Artillery Shell, Fragments. From armyhistory.org about theContinue reading “STAFF SERGEANT ELMER CLINTON MURRAY; U.S. ARMY”

PRIVATE WALTER JAMES SMITH; U.K. ARMY

July ?, 1892 (Loughborough, Leicestershire, England) – December 11, 1916; 24 years old; unmarriedNOTTS & DERBY REGIMENT, SHERWOOD FORESTERS, 2ND BATTALION British soccer player who worked at Dresden Lace Works in Norwalk who returned to Britain to fight in the war and was killed in 1916. Before and after pictures of 30 Muller Street. FromContinue reading “PRIVATE WALTER JAMES SMITH; U.K. ARMY”

PRIVATE FIRST CLASS RUSSELL IRWIN SMITH; U.S. ARMY

January 24, 1893 (Norwalk, CT) – July 23, 1918; 25 years old; unmarriedLast local address: 96 Ely Avenue, South NorwalkEntered the service June 14, 1917Serial number 64357 102ND INFANTRY, COMPANY D Also wounded in action March 16, 1918. From an unknown newspaper: Mrs. Sarah A. Smith, of No. 96 Ely Avenue, yesterday received a message fromContinue reading “PRIVATE FIRST CLASS RUSSELL IRWIN SMITH; U.S. ARMY”

PRIVATE FIRST CLASS GEORGE J. SMITH JR.; U.S. ARMY AIR CORPS

December 5, 1919 (New York) – December 7, 1941; 22 years old; unmarriedFather lived at 52 Tilton Street, New HavenUnknown enlistment dateService number 615066417TH AIR BASE GROUP, 18TH AIR BASE SQUADRON, SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, HI Received the Purple Heart Medal. In the National Purple Heart Hall of Honor. Information about Private Smith is scarce. Service numberContinue reading “PRIVATE FIRST CLASS GEORGE J. SMITH JR.; U.S. ARMY AIR CORPS”