STAFF SERGEANT HAROLD CHARLES VAN NESS (VANESSE); U.S. ARMY AIR FORCE

August 22, 1918 (Rockville, CT) – January 11, 1943; 24 years oldUnmarriedLast local address: 104 South Main Street, South Norwalk  Service number: 11033044Unit: 375th Bomber Group (Heavy), 514th Bomber Squadron Born to Delfasse (1851-?) and Daisy Avery Vanesse (1888-?). Brothers Ellery James (1916-1998) and William (1905-?). Sisters, Alice P. Vanesse Gerstenlauer (1908-1998), Dorothy L. Vanesse MolinaroContinue reading “STAFF SERGEANT HAROLD CHARLES VAN NESS (VANESSE); U.S. ARMY AIR FORCE”

SEAMAN FIRST CLASS GEORGE PHILIP VAN ALSTYNE; U.S. COAST GUARD

August 10, 1917 (New Haven, CT) – September 9, 1942; 25 years oldUnmarriedLast local address: 1 Stevens Street, NorwalkService number: 505095USS Muskeget (WAG-48)Missing In Action (MIA) at sea Born to Reverend George Ward (1892-1939) and Rachel V. Fielding Van Alstyne (1896-). Sister Kathryn G. Van Alstyne Brady (1917-2004). Brother, Alan (1918-1984). Awarded the Purple HeartContinue reading “SEAMAN FIRST CLASS GEORGE PHILIP VAN ALSTYNE; U.S. COAST GUARD”

QUARTERMASTER THIRD CLASS WALTON BENNETT VAIL; U.S. COAST GUARD

May 16, 1919 (Norwalk, CT) – September 9, 1942; 23 years oldUnmarriedLast local address: 29 Adams AvenueService number: 239188USS Muskeget (WAG-48)Missing in Action (MIA); at sea Born to Clarence W. (1894-1967) and Josephine E. Bennett Vail (1896-1980). Brother, Robert S. (1927-2016). Awarded the Purple Heart Medal. Seaman First Class George Philip Van Alstyne of NorwalkContinue reading “QUARTERMASTER THIRD CLASS WALTON BENNETT VAIL; U.S. COAST GUARD”

STAFF SERGEANT ANTHONY JOSEPH SCHNEIDER; U.S. ARMY AIR FORCE

September 1, 1912 (Norwalk, CT) – May 26, 1943; 30 years oldUnmarriedLast local address: 29 Pulaski Street, NorwalkEnlisted May 1, 1942Service number: 31120906380TH BOMBER GROUP, 530TH BOMBER SQUADRONMissing In Action (MIA) at sea Born to Boleslaw J. (1886-1943) and Josephine (1890-1938). Both were born in Poland. Brothers, Frank (1914-1939) and Joseph (1920-?). Sisters Estelle “Stella”Continue reading “STAFF SERGEANT ANTHONY JOSEPH SCHNEIDER; U.S. ARMY AIR FORCE”

WALTER KELLY PEET; U.S. COAST GUARD

January 14, 1922 (Norwalk, CT) – May 31, 1943; 21 years oldMarried to the former Lillian Kelly (1925-2000) on September 19, 1942 in Darien, CTNo childrenLast local address: 35 Nolan Street, Norwalk Born to Harry Sr. (1889-1975) and Margaret Peet (1885-1948). One brother, Harry Jr. (1916-1994). Norwalk High School Class of ‘40 From The NorwalkContinue reading “WALTER KELLY PEET; U.S. COAST GUARD”

SERGEANT JESSE NATHANIEL OLMSTEAD; U.S. ARMY AIR FORCE

January 14, 1919 (Greenwich, CT) – February 1, 1943; 24 years oldUnmarriedLast local address: Chestnut Hill Road, NorwalkEnlisted: August 26, 1941Service number: 11033041Unit: 13th Army Air Force, 11th Bombardment Group (Heavy), 42nd Bombardment Squadron Born to James H. (1870-1928) and Mary E. Travis Olmstead (1878-1973). Sisters, Frances L. (1898-1976), Ruhama E. (1902-1985), Mary E. OlmsteadContinue reading “SERGEANT JESSE NATHANIEL OLMSTEAD; U.S. ARMY AIR FORCE”

CORPORAL AURELIO “RAY” MUCCI; U.S. ARMY

December 24, 1920 (Fall River, MA) – April 7, 1943; 22 years oldUnmarriedLast local address: 124 Woodward Avenue, South NorwalkEnlisted on September 9, 1940Service number: 11019646Unit: 1st Infantry Division, 1st Recon Troop Born to Giulio (1894-1973) and Itala Gragnani Mucci (1894-1980). Both parents were born in Italy. Sisters Mary Spero (1920-2014), and Leonora Mucci DiscalaContinue reading “CORPORAL AURELIO “RAY” MUCCI; U.S. ARMY”

FIRE CONTROLMAN THIRD CLASS THOMAS MOORE MORGAN; U.S. NAVY

January 28, 1921 (Charleston, WV) – January 10, 1943; 21 years oldUnmarriedLast local address: 16 South Main Street, South NorwalkEnlisted August 21, 1940Service number: 2661765USS Argonaut (SS-166)Missing In Action (at sea) Born to John T. (1879-1930) and Nellie E. Hannon Morgan (1887-?). Brother, John (1913-1965). Sisters, Mary E. Morgan Bloom (1913-1983) and Ann J. MorganContinue reading “FIRE CONTROLMAN THIRD CLASS THOMAS MOORE MORGAN; U.S. NAVY”

ENSIGN VICTOR PATRICK MALINS JR.; U.S. NAVY

March 17, 1915 (New York, NY) – September 22, 1942; 27 years oldMarried to Marion Catherine Hayden Malins (1915-1984) on April 4, 1942 in Duval, FloridaOne son Victor Elliot Malins (1943-1994)Last local address: 2 Great Marsh Road, Saugatuck, CTFather Victor and mother Bridie lived at 14 Byrd Rd in Norwalk Born to Victor E.W. (1889-1984) andContinue reading “ENSIGN VICTOR PATRICK MALINS JR.; U.S. NAVY”

PRIVATE BERNARD WILLIAM LONG; U.S. ARMY

May 5, 1922 (New York, NY) – April 18, 1943; 20 years old; unmarriedLast local address: 3 Trinity Place, NorwalkEnlisted October 16, 1942Service number: 31195278Unit: 98th Infantry Division, 369th Field Artillery Battalion Born to Albert (1903-1980) and Joanna L. Thieme Long (1903-?). One sister, Dorothy C. Long Eiben (1927-1997).  From The Norwalk Hour April 21,Continue reading “PRIVATE BERNARD WILLIAM LONG; U.S. ARMY”