MACHINIST’S MATE SECOND CLASS WILLIAM JOSEPH CZINKY; U.S. NAVY

October 2, 1916 (Norwalk, CT) – March 26, 1942; 25 years oldEngaged to Irene E. Domonkos (1922-1995) of 15 Lincoln Avenue in Norwalk, December 17, 1941; she never married after William’s death.Last local address: 92 Winfield Street, East NorwalkEnlisted September 7, 1937; reenlisted December 27, 1941Service number: 2072076USS Atik (AK-101) Parents are Hungarian-born Stephen G.Continue reading “MACHINIST’S MATE SECOND CLASS WILLIAM JOSEPH CZINKY; U.S. NAVY”

TECHNICAL SERGEANT JAMES FRANCIS CHIMENTO; U.S. ARMY

January 19, 1919 (Norwalk, CT) – March 16, 1942; 23 years oldUnmarriedLast local address: 59 Spring Hill Avenue, NorwalkService number: 20132955Unit: 43rd Infantry Division, 192nd Field Artillery, Headquarters Company Son of Italian-born Antonio J. (1885-1953) and Rose Cavallo Chimento (1882-1934). Brothers Patrick (1907-1994), Joseph (1916-1999), and Antonio “Anthony” (1920-2004). Sisters, Elizabeth Marie Chimento Perschino (1909-1981),Continue reading “TECHNICAL SERGEANT JAMES FRANCIS CHIMENTO; U.S. ARMY”

PRIVATE FIRST CLASS ADOLPH JOHN CARATONE; U.S. ARMY

June 7, 1921 (Norwalk, CT) – May 31, 1943; 21 years oldUnmarriedLast local address: 7 Wall Street, NorwalkEnlisted on August 5, 1942Serial Number: 31167218 Born to Alexander (1888-1966) and Mary Ruvo Caratone (1892-1965). One sister, Clothilde “Claudia” Nelli Caratone LeBrun (1932-). Four stepbrothers, William (1914-1966), Anthony (1917-1956), Charles Federici (1922-1999), and Rocco (1924-1998). Two stepsisters,Continue reading “PRIVATE FIRST CLASS ADOLPH JOHN CARATONE; U.S. ARMY”

SEAMAN THIRD CLASS WILLIAM DALLAS CAMERON JR.; U.S. NAVY

December 30, 1918 (Stamford, CT) – August 9, 1942; 23 years oldUnmarriedLast local address: 28 First Street, East NorwalkEnlisted on July 8, 1941Fireman Third ClassService Number: 2073517USS Quincy (CA-39)MIA (at sea) Born to William D. Sr. (1885-1943) and Minnie Louise Seemar Cameron (1891-1919). William was their only child. His mother died on January 3, 1919,Continue reading “SEAMAN THIRD CLASS WILLIAM DALLAS CAMERON JR.; U.S. NAVY”

SEAMAN SECOND CLASS WILLIAM FREDERICH CALDARA; U.S. NAVY

February 27, 1920 (New York City) – November 13, 1942; 22 years old; unmarriedLast local address: North Taylor Avenue, NorwalkEnlisted on January 15, 1942; 5 weeks after Pearl HarborFireman Second ClassService number: 6420921USS Juneau (CL-52)MIA (at sea) Born to Frank H. Sr. (1896-1963) and Florence K. Poellot Caldara (1899-1983). Two brothers, Arthur (1921-2002), and FrankContinue reading “SEAMAN SECOND CLASS WILLIAM FREDERICH CALDARA; U.S. NAVY”

SEAMAN SECOND CLASS CHARLES NORMAN BYINGTON; U.S. NAVY

September 25, 1919 (Norwalk, CT) – November 13, 1942; 23 years oldUnmarriedLast local address: New Canaan Avenue, NorwalkEnlisted on January 15, 1942; 5 weeks after Pearl HarborService number: 6420914USS Juneau (CL-52)Missing In Action (MIA) Born to Carleton M. (1889-1956) and Pearl Grumman Byington (1893-1975). Twin brothers Carleton M. (1922-1998) and Cyrus I. (1922-2004). Awarded theContinue reading “SEAMAN SECOND CLASS CHARLES NORMAN BYINGTON; U.S. NAVY”

SEAMAN WALTER WILLIAM “BILLY” ARCHER; U.S. NAVY

September 7, 1921 (Norwalk, CT) – March 29, 1943; 21 years oldUnmarriedLast local address: 103 Clinton Avenue, BridgeportRegistered for the draft on February 16, 1942Enlisted October 1, 1942Service number 6426433Received on board the USS Stockton (DD-646) on January 31, 1943 Born to William C. (1890-1971) and Clara E. Archer (1891-1963). Three brothers, Charles W. (1914-1960),Continue reading “SEAMAN WALTER WILLIAM “BILLY” ARCHER; U.S. NAVY”

CHIEF YEOMAN ANTHONY FRANK AQUINO, U.S. NAVY

May 5, 1908 (Norwalk, CT) – March 2, 1942; 33 years oldMarried to Edith Sherburne Aquino (1907-1999) on April 15, 1929, in New London, CT Separated on June 1, 1933, and divorced. Local address: 41 Plymouth Avenue, Norwalk Enlisted in April 1922. Service number: 2067759 USS Pillsbury (DD-227) and the USS Argonne, USS J.D. FordContinue reading “CHIEF YEOMAN ANTHONY FRANK AQUINO, U.S. NAVY”

PRIVATE WILLIAM ZOELLER; U.S. ARMY

October 3, 1887 (Marburg, Germany) – December 22, 1918; 31 years oldUnmarriedLast local address: 33 Lincoln Avenue, South NorwalkEntered the service on May 22, 1918Serial number 2885070Unit: 313th Infantry, Company L Born to Frederick (1858-1928) and Teresa Zipperer (1866-1922). One brother, Edward (1893-?). Arrived in the United States in 1910 and signed his intent toContinue reading “PRIVATE WILLIAM ZOELLER; U.S. ARMY”

APPRENTICE SEAMAN DAVID JONATHAN WEED; U.S. NAVY

November 11, 1900 (Norwalk, CT) – December 17, 1917; 17 years oldUnmarriedLast local address: 232 East Avenue, NorwalkEntered the service December 4, 1917Serial number 1371837Unit: Naval Training Station, Newport, Rhode Island Born to Thomas Weed (1866-1946) and Nettie Partrick Weed (1874-1942). Sisters, Grace (1894-1958), Aimee (1899-1937), Elizabeth (1906-1971). Brothers Herbert (1897-1927), Franklin (1904-1984), Reuel (1910-1966).Continue reading “APPRENTICE SEAMAN DAVID JONATHAN WEED; U.S. NAVY”