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

August 22, 1918 (Rockville, CT) – January 11, 1943; 24 years old; unmarriedLast local address: 104 South Main Street, South Norwalk  Service number: 11033044376TH BOMBER GROUP (HEAVY), 514TH BOMBER SQUADRON Awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal, and Purple Heart Medal From armyaircorps-376bg.com: Ole Rock, serial number 41-11618, was one of the 23 HALPRO B-24s.  HerContinue 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 old; or marital statusLast local address: 1 Stevens Street, NorwalkService number: 505095USS MUSKEGET (WAG-48)Missing In Action (MIA) at sea Awarded the Purple Heart Medal. Norwalk High School Class of ‘36 Son of Mrs. Rachael F. Van Alstyne, 114 W. 16th St., New York,Continue 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 old; unmarriedLast local address: 29 Adams Avenue, Norwalk; mother at 75 Gregory Boulevard, East NorwalkService number: 239188USS MUSKEGET (WAG-48)Missing In Action (MIA) Awarded the Purple Heart Medal. Seaman First Class George Philip Van Alstyne of Norwalk also died in this incident. Mission: North AtlanticContinue 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 old; unmarriedLast local address: 29 Pulaski Street, NorwalkEnlisted May 1, 1942Service number: 31120906380TH BOMBER GROUP, 530TH BOMBER SQUADRONMissing In Action (MIA) at sea SSG Anthony J. Schneider of Connecticut was the Assistant Radio Operator on B-24D #42-40519 that was lost at sea in theContinue 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 old; married to the former Lillian Kelly on September 19, 1942 in Darien, CT; no childrenLast local address: 35 Nolan Street, Norwalk Norwalk High School Class of ‘40 From The Norwalk Hour June 1, 1943 Walter Peet, 21, of 35 Nolan Street, with theContinue 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 old; unmarriedLast local address: Chestnut Hill Road, NorwalkEnlisted: August 26, 1941Service number: 1103304113TH ARMY AIR FORCE, 11TH BOMBARDMENT GROUP (HEAVY), 42ND BOMBARDMENT SQUADRON Awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal (twice), and Purple Heart Medal On February 1, 1943 Sgt Olmstead was the assistantContinue 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 old; unmarriedLast local address: 124 Woodward Avenue, South NorwalkEnlisted on September 9, 1940Service number: 110196461ST INFANTRY DIVISION, 1ST RECON TROOP Awarded the Silver Star Medal and Purple Heart Medal (twice). Killed by a landmine. Silver Star Medal citation General Order Number 11, HQContinue 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 old; unmarriedLast local address: 16 South Main Street, South NorwalkEnlisted August 21, 1940Service number: 2661765USS ARGONAUT (SS-166)MIA (at sea) Awarded the Purple Heart Medal. The only Norwalker to be Killed In Action on a submarine. Muster roll from the USS Argonaut on December 31,Continue 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 old; married to Marion Catherine Hayden Malins (1915-1984) on April 4, 1942 in Duval, Florida; one 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 Norwalk High School ClassContinue 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: 31195278369TH FIELD ARTILLERY BATTALION, 98TH DIVISION From The Norwalk Hour April 21, 1943 Funeral services for Private Bernard Long, former Norwalker who died on Sunday in Owensboro, Kentucky, will be heldContinue reading “PRIVATE BERNARD WILLIAM LONG; U.S. ARMY”