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

January 7, 1921 (Fairfield, CT) – November 23, 1942; 21 years oldUnmarriedLast local address: Hunt Street, Rowayton, NorwalkEnlisted on September 12, 1940Service number: 11019656Unit: 7th Chemical Company, AviationMissing In Action (MIA); DPAA lists the case as “active pursuit” Born to Stephen Lorencz/Lawrence Sr. (1881-1937) and Rose Dudas (1888-1944). Both parents were born in Hungary. SisterContinue 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: 20132980Unknown unit of assignment, Camp Hood, Texas Born to Alonzo G. Knapp Sr. (1881-1946) and Ruby M. West Knapp (1893-1928). One brother, Alonzo G. Knapp Jr. (1920-1982). Lloyd was killed while escorting a prisoner at CampContinue 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 oldUnmarriedLast local address: Silvermine Avenue, NorwalkService number: 31104368Unit: 2nd Training Squadron, Troop C Born to Herbert P. (1879-1961) and Mabel G. Dickens Ireland (1891-1980). Two sisters, Beatrice E. Ireland Smith (1914-2000) and Dorothy M. Ireland Duff (1917-2005). Private Ireland died in his sleep atContinue 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: 11019905Unit: 27th Bomber Group (Light), 91st Bomber Squadron Born to Charles D. (1892-1961) and Medea I. Harris Hoyt (1896-?). One brother Edison “Sonny” I. (1927-2002). 1930 census has the first name, Francis.Continue 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 7, 1943; 27 years oldUnmarriedLast local address: 64 Winfield Street, East NorwalkEnlisted on July 14, 1941Serial Number: first 11010957, then O-437983Unit: 97th Bomb Group, 341st Bomb Squadron Born to Otto M. (1886-1955) and Jessie Goldstein (1893-1981). Brother David (1918-2003) Working for the National Park Service at MountContinue 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 (1921-1991) on November 13, 1942Last local address: 24 Laura Street, South NorwalkEnlisted on October 9, 1941Service number: 31052603Unit: 1st Infantry Born to Carl (1875-1940) and Erminia Molo Giordano (1882-1937), both born in Italy. Brothers, Alphonse (1906-1993), Adolf (1907-1974), ArthurContinue 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 oldUnmarriedLast local address: Valley Drive, Wilson Point, RowaytonEnlisted December 16, 1941Service number: O-791686Unit: 310th Bomber Group (Medium), 381st Bomber SquadronMissing In Action (MIA); at sea Born to Otto Robert Jules (1891-1961) and Gertrude Escher Froelicher (1895-1976); both born in Switzerland. Two sisters Susanne M.Continue 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 oldUnmarriedLast known address: 55 Cove Avenue, East NorwalkService number: O-361389Unit: 303rd Basic Flight Training Center Born to Walter G. (1888-1958) and Blanche Bresson Fitzgerald (1893-1996). Two sisters, Catherin Blanche Fitzgerald (1915-2014) of the Ursuline Convent in New Rochelle, NY (1914-2014) and Marienne F. FitzgeraldContinue 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: 1 Broadview TerraceService number: 6134372Unit: 329th School Squadron Parents, both born in Poland, are Franciszek “Frank” Dybicz (1881-1920) and Stanislawa “Stella” Koschinski Dybicz (1891-1924). Brother, Adam C. (1911-1944). Thomas’ sister was a nun in Pennsylvania, Mary Edith [at death, Joanne Marie]Continue 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 oldUnmarriedLast local address: 209 Liberty Square, East NorwalkEnlisted August 13, 1940Serial Number: 12007458Unit: 24th Pursuit Group, Headquarters SquadronMissing in Action (MIA); DPAA case is considered “active pursuit“ Born to Michael P. (1881-1927) and Ellen M. O’Brien Dunne (1881-1976). Two sisters, Mary F. Dunne McCarthyContinue reading “TECHNICIAN FIFTH CLASS JAMES MICHAEL DUNNE; U.S. ARMY AIR FORCE”