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

1917 (Hungary) – March 26, 1942; 24 or 25 years oldEngaged to Eirene E. Domonkos of 15 Lincoln Avenue Norwalk, December 17, 1941Last local address: 92 Winfield Street, East NorwalkEnlisted September 7, 1937; reenlisted December 27, 1941Service number: 2072076USS ATIK (AK-101)MIA (at sea) Awarded Purple Heart Medal William served on the USS Whitney, confirmed byContinue 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: 20132955 Norwalk High School Yearbook, Class of ‘37 James died in a car accident while training at Camp Shelby, Mississippi. From the Hattiesburg (Mississippi) American, March 17, 1942 BODY OF SOLDIER SENT HOME FOR FUNERALContinue 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 Died in car accident at 1:55 a.m. on Daleville-Pocono Highway, Spring Brook Township, Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania. Fog is said to be a contributing factor. From The Norwalk Hour June 1, 1943Continue 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) Awarded the Purple Heart Medal. Norwalk High School Class of ‘38 USS Quincy (CA-39) was a United States Navy New Orleans-class cruiser, sunk atContinue 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) Awarded the Purple Heart Medal Norwalk High School Class of ‘38 From Norwalk Hour January 13, 1943 FiremanContinue 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 old; unmarriedLast local address: New Canaan Avenue, NorwalkEnlisted on January 15, 1942; 5 weeks after Pearl HarborService number: 6420914USS JUNEAU (CL-52)MIA (at sea) Awarded the Purple Heart Medal Killed in the sinking of the USS Juneau during the Naval battle of Guadalcanal. The Juneau,Continue 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 old; unmarriedLast local address: 103 Clinton Avenue, BridgeportRegistered for the draft February 16, 1942Enlisted October 1, 1942Service number 6426433 Received on board the USS Stockton (DD-646) January 31, 1943 It is unclear why Seaman Archer was home on furlough right after getting on hisContinue 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 on April 15, 1929 in New London CTLast local address: 41 Plymouth Avenue, NorwalkEnlisted in 1923Service number: 2067759USS PILLSBURY (DD-227)MIA (at sea) Awarded the Purple Heart Medal. The first person from Norwalk Killed In Action during World War II.Continue 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 old; unmarriedLast local address: 33 Lincoln Avenue, South NorwalkEntered the service May 22, 1918Serial number 2885070313TH INFANTRY, COMPANY L Arrived in the United States in 1910 and signed his intent to become a naturalized citizen of the United States in 1912. Worked as aContinue 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 old; unmarriedLast local address: 101 Cedar Street, Norwalk; also lived at 232 East Avenue, NorwalkEntered the service December 4, 1917Serial number 1371837NAVAL TRAINING STATION, NEWPORT, RHODE ISLAND Worked as a paper maker prior to service. Died at Naval Hospital in Newport, Rhode Island 13Continue reading “APPRENTICE SEAMAN DAVID JONATHAN WEED; U.S. NAVY”