CORPORAL ALBERT J. LAWRENCE; U.S. ARMY AIR FORCE

January 7, 1921 (Fairfield, CT) – November 23, 1942; 21 years oldUnmarriedLast local address: 271 Hunt Street, NorwalkEnlisted on September 12, 1940Service number: 110196567TH CHEMICAL COMPANY, AVIATIONMIA Norwalk High School Class of ‘39 Corporal Lawrence was captured by the Japanese after Corregidor fell and is found on the Prisoner of War listings from May 7,Continue reading “CORPORAL ALBERT J. LAWRENCE; U.S. ARMY AIR FORCE”

CORPORAL LLOYD WEST KNAPP; U.S. ARMY

April 6, 1919 (Vista, NY) – April 5, 1943; 23 years oldUnmarriedLast local address: 85 Wall Street, NorwalkService number: 20132980CAMP HOOD, TEXAS Lloyd was killed while escorting a prisoner at Camp Hood, Texas. Roy A. Prentiss from Winsted, CT was being escorted by Corporal Knapp when he took Knapp’s gun, shot him dead, then shotContinue reading “CORPORAL LLOYD WEST KNAPP; U.S. ARMY”

PRIVATE RICHARD HERBERT IRELAND; U.S. ARMY

May 3, 1920 (Norwalk, CT) – April 21, 1942; 21 years old; unmarriedLast local address: Silvermine Avenue, NorwalkService number: 311043682ND TRAINING SQUADRON, TROOP C Private Ireland died in his sleep at Fort Riley, Kansas. From The Norwalk Hour April 22, 1942 Private Richard Ireland, 21, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Herbert P. Ireland ofContinue reading “PRIVATE RICHARD HERBERT IRELAND; U.S. ARMY”

CORPORAL FRANCIS WALTER HOYT; U.S. ARMY AIR FORCE

February 28, 1918 (Norwalk, CT) – November 24, 1942; 24 years oldUnmarriedLast local address 13 Couch Street, South NorwalkEnlisted December 2, 1940Service number: 1101990527TH BOMBER GROUP (LIGHT); 91ST BOMBER SQUADRON From The Norwalk Hour July 19, 1943 Mr. and Mrs. C. Walter Hoyt of 30 Webster Street, received word last night from the War DepartmentContinue reading “CORPORAL FRANCIS WALTER HOYT; U.S. ARMY AIR FORCE”

FIRST LIEUTENANT OTTO GOLDSTEIN JR.; U.S. ARMY AIR FORCE

June 29, 1915 (New York, NY) – January 17, 1943; 27 years oldUnmarriedLast local address: 64 Winfield Street, East NorwalkEnlisted on July 14, 1941Serial Number: 11010957 then O-43798397TH BOMB GROUP, 341ST BOMB SQUADRON Working for the National Park Service at Mount Rainier, WA when he signed up for the draft. Uncle Peter Goldstein died inContinue reading “FIRST LIEUTENANT OTTO GOLDSTEIN JR.; U.S. ARMY AIR FORCE”

PRIVATE FIRST CLASS ANTHONY “TONY” GIORDANO; U.S. ARMY

September 20, 1918 (Norwalk, CT) – April 11, 1943; 24 years oldMarried to Mary Anderson Giordano on November 13, 1942 in NorwalkLast local address: 24 Laura Street, South NorwalkEnlisted on October 9, 1941Service number: 310526031ST INFANTRY Third youngest of 10 siblings. Died in a training accident at Camp San Luis Obispo, California. From The NorwalkContinue reading “PRIVATE FIRST CLASS ANTHONY “TONY” GIORDANO; U.S. ARMY”

FIRST LIEUTENANT PETER ROBERT FROELICHER; U.S. ARMY AIR FORCE

September 18, 1919 (Zurich, Switzerland) – February 8, 1943; 23 years old; unmarriedLast local address: Valley Drive, Wilson Point, RowaytonEnlisted December 16, 1941Service number: O-791686310TH BOMBER GROUP (MEDIUM), 381ST BOMBER SQUADRONMIA Born in Switzerland, he arrived on April 4, 1925 on the SS Volendam from Rotterdam to New York. He was awarded the Air MedalContinue reading “FIRST LIEUTENANT PETER ROBERT FROELICHER; U.S. ARMY AIR FORCE”

MAJOR WALTER JOHN “BUD” FITZGERALD JR.; U.S. ARMY AIR FORCE

June 12, 1917 (Danbury, CT) – May 31, 1943; 25 years old; unmarriedLast known address: 55 Cove Avenue, East NorwalkService number: O-361389303RD BASIC FLIGHT TRAINING CENTER Norwalk High School Class of ‘34 Walter served as a Major & Flight Instructor, 303rd Basic Flight Training Center, Fort Knox, Kentucky, U.S. Army Air Force during World WarContinue reading “MAJOR WALTER JOHN “BUD” FITZGERALD JR.; U.S. ARMY AIR FORCE”

TECHNICAL SERGEANT THOMAS A. DYBICZ; U.S. ARMY AIR FORCE

December 12, 1914 (Norwalk, CT) – March 16, 1942; 27 years oldUnmarriedLast local address unknownService number: 6134372Unit: 329th School Squadron The Bakersfield Californian, March 17, 1942 Two Gardner Field men, flying east on official business, were killed last night near Winslow, Arizona when their plane crashed shortly after 6 p.m. The dead are First LieutenantContinue reading “TECHNICAL SERGEANT THOMAS A. DYBICZ; U.S. ARMY AIR FORCE”

TECHNICIAN FIFTH CLASS JAMES MICHAEL DUNNE; U.S. ARMY AIR FORCE

November 18, 1920 (Norwalk, CT) – June 20, 1942; 21 years old; unmarriedLast local address: 209 Liberty Square, East NorwalkEnlisted August 13, 1940Serial Number: 12007458HQ SQUADRON, 24TH PURSUIT GROUP He became a POW of the Japanese Army in the “Fall of The Philippines” in April-May, 1942. Survived the Bataan Death March. James died while aContinue reading “TECHNICIAN FIFTH CLASS JAMES MICHAEL DUNNE; U.S. ARMY AIR FORCE”