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Bronislaw F. Kodzis
Private United States Army
G Company
121st Infantry
8th Division

Born: May 16, 1916
Died: July 18, 1944

Bronislaw had lived at 4 Burnside Street with his mother and three siblings. He was 28 years old, inducted into the…

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Reino Jokinen
S/Sgt United States Army
15th Armored Infantry
5th Armored Division

Born:
Died: Dec 21,1944

Reino entered the service on February’ 24, 1942. His unit was fighting along the northern rim of the Battle of the Bulge, which…

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Raymond J. Hanna
Private United States Army
HQ Company, 1st Battalion
179th Infantry
45th Division

Born:
Died: Oct 16, 1943

A letter received by Raymond's sister Mary', now in the possession of his niece, stated that Raymond had suffered…

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Jerry Genaro Greeno
Private United States Army
D Battery, 68th Coast Artillery Battalion
Anti-Aircraft Division
5th Army

Born: Apr 25, 1917
Died: Feb 17, 1944

An action report indicated that just before midnight on February 16th, the…

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John F. Girdziewski
Private United States Army Air Corps
48th Materiel Squadron
5th Air Base Group
27th Bomb Group 5th Air Force

Born: February 5, 1919
Died: May 27, 1942

John joined the draft and was sent to Fort McKinley in the…

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Edward Donahue
Sgt United States Army
14th Infantry, 71st Division

Born:
Died: Sept 2, 1945

Edward lived at 2 Douglas Avenue. His classmate Joseph Boothroyd had been told that Sgt Donahue reportedly had been killed in a jeep accident in…

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Gordon T. Doel
PFC United States Army
A Company
18th Infantry
1st Division

Born: 1924
Died: Jan 24, 1945

Gordon lived at 251 Main Street and was inducted into the service at Fort Devens in May 1944, Platoon Sgt Jim Gillespie (Gainesville,…

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Edmund J. Crotty
Private United States Army
F Company
141st Infantry
36th Division

Born: (unknown)
Died: Jan 16, 1944

Edmund was killed in action at the Rapido River, Italy where he is buried. His brother Leo was told that a German “88”…

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Edward J. Chodnicky
Sgt United States Army
310th Infantry 78th Division
Born; 1920
Died: April 14,1945

Military reports for the 78th Division dated April 14th, indicated their units had reached positions west of Bursched on the left and…

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Alexander Chernack
S/Sgt United States Army Air Corps
744th Bomb Squadron 456th Bomb Group
15th Air Force
Born; Jan 7, 1924
Died: Apr 25, 1944

Alex was a tail gunner aboard a B-24 Liberator with the 15th Air Force. He joined in February of…

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Chester G. Carson
Private United States Army
L Company, 377th Infantry 95th Division
Born: Aug 27, 1917
Died: Nov 28, 1944

Chester's regiment crossed into Germany on the 28th of November. He died near Saarbrueken, Germany. He was 27 years…

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William F. Callahan
Private United State Army Air Corps
Born: 1908
Died: Ju! 27, 1943

Bill was 35 years old and only in the service for 12 days. He died at Army Camp in Greensboro. North Carolina.

The portrait is on display in the Maynard…

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John J. Arcisz
PM2 United States Navy Reserve
Born: Oct 26, 1920
Died: Feb 18,1945

The three Arcisz brothers, Bruno of the Marines, Joe of the Army ,and John of the Navy, were all home together on leave in September 1944. This was the first…

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The servicemen from Maynard who died in the war:

John J. Arcisz PM2
William F. Callahan Private
Chester G. Carson Private
Alexander Chernack S/Sgt
Edward J. Chodnicky Sgt
Edmund J. Crotty Private
Gordon T. Doel PFC
Edward Donahue…

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A collection of citations from the Ward EPT to Oliver H. Lampila.

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This Selective Service card belongs to Albert E. Batley of 68 Acton Street, Maynard, MA. Mr. Batley was duly registered April 27, 1942, during WWII. He was registered by Ethel R. Butterworth, registrar for Local Board #54, Concord, MA.

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Built by the W. P. A. during the depression of the 1930's. It was used as an alert center for the Air Wardens during World War II. Dismantled when the parking lot was enlarged at the rear of Memorial Park.

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An Army WW II winter coat made from heavy-duty wool.

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A pair of Army boots issued to Antonio S. Terrasi during WW II. This item is part of a WW II Army memorabilia collection from Antonio S. Terrasi.

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The American Red Cross passed out various items for WW II soldiers in battle by using a cotton pouch for distribution. This item is part of an Army WW II collection from Antonio S. Terrasi.