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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.

Took place on the Congregational Church lawn. Moved to Memorial Park in 1964.

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”…

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…

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

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…

Eino O. Wattu
S/Sgt United States Army
350th Infantry
88th Division

Born: Dec 17, 1920
Died: Apr 17, 1945

In October 1943, Eino was at home on Tremont Street, on furlough from Fort Sam Houston, Texas, visiting friends and…

Six folders contain information relative to Maynard's involvement with World War II including extensive information on the Selective Service (draft) procedure, lists of those who served and died in the war, newspaper clippings, various histories and…

Frank J. Novick
Private United States Army
12th Engineer Combat Battalion
8th Division

Born: 1921
Died: Aug 9, 1944

Frank was 23 years old and had been in the Army for two and a half years. His parents, who lived at 13 Florida Road, had…

Frank J. Riley Jr.
S/Sgt United States Army Air Corps
723rd Bomb Squadron
450th Bomb Group
15th Air Force

Born: 1923
Died: May 30, 1944

Frank was born in 1923 and lived with his parents at 9 Vernon Street. He reported for duty at Fort…

Frank Brady Spence
ARM3 United States Navy Reserve

Born: July 2, 1925
Died: June 29, 1945

Frank was lost at sea. He was trapped in a damaged aircraft that, upon landing approach, missed the carrier and crashed into the sea. The pilot was…

George A. Whitney
Sgt United States Army Air Corps
533rd Bomb Squadron
381st Bomb Group
8th Air Force

Died: Jan 11, 1944

George entered the serviee at Fort Devens in October 1942. He graduated from Armament School, Lowry Field,…

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,…

James M. Tobin
Private United States Army Air Corps
2505th Base Unit

Born: Dec 3, 1923
Died: Sept 9, 1944

James was married on June 11, 1944. He died of appendicitis in a midwest training camp.

The portrait is on display in the Maynard…

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…

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…

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…

John J. Scaccotti
S/Sgt United States Army
181st Infantry
26th Division

Died: May 6, 1942

John died at Camp Edwards on Cape Cod of bronehial pneumonia following an operation and several weeks illness.

The 181st Infantry was broken…