STAFF SERGEANT MARTIN FRANCIS TROY; U.S. ARMY AIR FORCE

April 12, 1912 (Norwalk, CT) – June 30, 1944; 22 years oldMarried to the former Gracie Merrill Sugden (1914-1965) on July 31, 1936 in Pound Ridge, NYLast local address: 32 Harbor Ave, NorwalkEnlisted on February 2, 1943460TH BOMBER GROUP (HEAVY), 760TH BOMBER SQUADRON Awarded the Air Medal (3 times) and the Purple Heart Medal. FromContinue reading “STAFF SERGEANT MARTIN FRANCIS TROY; U.S. ARMY AIR FORCE”

FIRST LIEUTENANT JOSEPH EDWARD TIERNEY; U.S. ARMY AIR FORCE

August 11, 1924 (Norwalk, CT) – June 6, 1945; 20 years oldUnmarriedLast local address: 21 ½ Tierney Street, NorwalkService number: O-206585590TH BOMBER GROUP (HEAVY), 400TH BOMBER SQUADRONMissing In Action (MIA) Norwalk High School Class of ‘42 Awarded the Air Medal (three times). Twin brother John Tierney (1924-2006) also served with Combat Engineers in Europe duringContinue reading “FIRST LIEUTENANT JOSEPH EDWARD TIERNEY; U.S. ARMY AIR FORCE”

SERGEANT EDWARD “SONNY” TAYLOR; U.S. ARMY

Unknown DOB – December 23, 1944; 23 years oldUnmarriedLast local address: 6 Hamilton Avenue, South NorwalkEnlisted in August 193928TH INFANTRY DIVISION Little else can be found except for this newspaper article. From The Norwalk Hour January 22, 1945 Word has been received by Mrs. Olive Lewis of 12 Reynolds Street of the death of herContinue reading “SERGEANT EDWARD “SONNY” TAYLOR; U.S. ARMY”

LIEUTENANT COMMANDER ALFRED GUERNSEY SYMONDS JR.; U.S. NAVY

August 7, 1918 (New York, NY) – July 24, 1945; 26 years oldMarried to Mary Derry Symonds on December 4, 1942 in Multnomah County, OregonOne son, Alfred IIILast local address: 31 Fairfield Avenue, NorwalkEnlisted on: unknown dateService number: O-096119USS SHANGRI-LA (CV-38) Awarded the Silver Star, Air Medal with two stars, and the Purple Heart MedalContinue reading “LIEUTENANT COMMANDER ALFRED GUERNSEY SYMONDS JR.; U.S. NAVY”

SERGEANT ROOSEVELT SUGGS; U.S. ARMY

May 15, 1920 (Carbur, FL) – April 25, 1945; 24 years oldMarried to the former Jeanette Moore (1921 -1994) on March 4, 1943 in NorwalkLast local address: 31 Harbor Avenue, NorwalkEnlisted on August 12, 1943Service number: 31338570658TH ORDNANCE AMMUNITION COMPANY Recorded circumstances attributed to: “DNB – Died Non-battle”. No other details can be found exceptContinue reading “SERGEANT ROOSEVELT SUGGS; U.S. ARMY”

FIRST LIEUTENANT DONALD CAMPBELL STEVENS; U.S. ARMY AIR FORCE

November 28, 1920 (Norwalk, CT) – June 22, 1944; 23 years oldMarried to Frances Van Deventer on June 1, 1943 in NorwalkLast local address: 196 East Avenue, NorwalkEnlisted May 4, 1942Service number: O-804246367TH FIGHTER GROUP, 394TH FIGHTER SQUADRONMissing In Action (MIA) Awarded the Air Medal (three times) Norwalk High School Class of ‘38 From theContinue reading “FIRST LIEUTENANT DONALD CAMPBELL STEVENS; U.S. ARMY AIR FORCE”

FIRST LIEUTENANT GERALD ROBERT STEINBERG; U.S. ARMY

August 1, 1916 (Stamford, CT) – November 12, 1944; 28 years oldMarried to Edith Hoffman on September 17, 1940 in New Haven, CTOne son, Gerald Robert Steinberg (1945-?)Last local address: 23 Ohio Avenue, NorwalkEnlisted on November 13, 1942Service number: O-132248390TH INFANTRY DIVISION, 395TH INFANTRY REGIMENT Norwalk High School Class of ‘33 From The Norwalk HourContinue reading “FIRST LIEUTENANT GERALD ROBERT STEINBERG; U.S. ARMY”

FIRST LIEUTENANT RICHARD HAROLD SPERRY; U.S. ARMY AIR FORCE

December 31, 1914 (Westport, CT) – January 11, 1944; 29 years oldUnmarriedLast local address: 30 Cove Avenue, East NorwalkEnlisted on December 18, 1941Service number: O-79115392ND BOMBER GROUP (HEAVY), 326TH BOMBER SQUADRON Awarded the Air Medal (2 times) and Purple Heart Medal He was shot down over Germany while on a bombing mission. At the dateContinue reading “FIRST LIEUTENANT RICHARD HAROLD SPERRY; U.S. ARMY AIR FORCE”

PRIVATE FIRST CLASS JOHN DANIEL SOLTESZ; U.S. ARMY

October 4, 1919 (Norwalk, CT) – January 21, 1945; 25 years oldUnmarriedLast local address: 13 Lexington Avenue, South NorwalkEnlisted on October 9, 1941Service number: 310525856TH INFANTRY DIVISION, 63RD INFANTRY REGIMENT Died at Luzon, Philippines. From The Norwalk Hour November 28, 1945 The assembly program presented yesterday morning at Benjamin Franklin Junior High School had asContinue reading “PRIVATE FIRST CLASS JOHN DANIEL SOLTESZ; U.S. ARMY”

SECOND LIEUTENANT NORMAN SOLOMON; U.S. ARMY AIR FORCE

February 21, 1924 (New York, NY) – July 12, 1945; 21 years oldUnmarriedLast local address: 3 Lakeview Drive, NorwalkEnlisted on December 2, 1942Service number O-708948462ND BOMBER GROUP (VERY HEAVY), 770THBOMBER SQUADRON Awarded the Air Medal and the Purple Heart Medal Kingston High School (NY) Class of 1941 From The Norwalk Hour January 8, 1945 Mr.Continue reading “SECOND LIEUTENANT NORMAN SOLOMON; U.S. ARMY AIR FORCE”