MACHINISTS MATE FIRST CLASS ALFRED FRANCIS AVERY; U.S. NAVY

July 25, 1923 (Norwalk, CT) – October 30, 1944; 21 years old; unmarriedLast local address: Strawberry Hill Avenue, NorwalkEnlisted July 1, 1942Service number: 2073902USS RENSHAW (DD-499)MIA (at sea) Alfred was declared “Missing In Action” in the “Line Of Duty” of a non-battle related incident during the war. October 31, 1944 report from the USS RenshawContinue reading “MACHINISTS MATE FIRST CLASS ALFRED FRANCIS AVERY; 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”

CORPORAL TREAT PAYNE “HOMER” ANDREW JR., U.S. ARMY AIR FORCE

December 1, 1923 (New Haven, CT) – April 15, 1945; 21 years oldUnmarriedLast local address: Westview Lane, Norwalk and 528 Flax Hill Avenue, NorwalkEnlisted July 10, 1943Service number: 3133692515TH AIR FORCE, 485TH BOMB GROUP, 830th BOMBER SQUADRON Awarded the Air Medal Uncle of the actor Treat Williams (1951-present). Corporal Andrew served as a Top GunnerContinue reading “CORPORAL TREAT PAYNE “HOMER” ANDREW JR., U.S. ARMY AIR FORCE”

PRIVATE MICHAEL PAUL ABRUSCATO; U.S. ARMY

November 6, 1918 (New York, NY) – April 18, 1945; 26 years oldMarried Barbara Bogart Abruscato, 68 Bouton Street, Norwalk on October 31, 1942After Pvt Abruscato’s death, Barbara married his brother Nicholas Abruscato on February 22, 1947.One daughter Michele.Last local address: 12 Byington Place, NorwalkEnlisted May 6, 1944Service number: 3146666934TH INFANTRY DIVISION, 168TH INFANTRY REGIMENTContinue reading “PRIVATE MICHAEL PAUL ABRUSCATO; U.S. ARMY”