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The crossed Union Jack and United States Flag indicating solidarity during World War II. The three dots and a dash is Morse Code for letter V.

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The patches were worn on the upper arm and over the shoulders. The Cadet Nurse Corps was instituted during WWII to help alleviate the shortage of trained nurses.

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Ernest inscribed on the kit many of the places he was stationed during the war.

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How the Town of Maynard was affected and responded to World War II.

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

Born:
Died: Jan 11, 1944

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

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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…

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Adolfe Waluck
S/Sgt United States Army Air Corps
563rd Bomb Squadron
388th Bomb Group
8th Air Force

Born: 1916
Died: Apr 9, 1944

Adolfe was a B-17 right waist gunner who died on a mission over Germany. He was 28 years old. After a bombing…

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John N. Veleno
PFC United States Army
A Company
12th Infantry
4th Division

Born: 1910
Died: Aug 9, 1944

John enlisted in February 1941 at Fort Devens. He was home on a short furlough, visiting his parents at 2 Colbert Avenue in August…

John W. Utkewicz Jr.
Corporal United States Army Air Corps
523rd Fighter Squadron
27th Fighter Group
12th Air Force

Born:
Died: Sep 11, 1944

John was a radio communications technician.

While moving from southern France to a location…

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Stanley Tomyl
PFC United States Army
L Company
17th Infantry
7th Division

Born:
Died: Jan 1, 1945

A letter from a Company Commander indicated that Stanley's patrol had been ambushed. He sacrificed himself by drawing enemy fire away from…

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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…

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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…

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

Born;
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…

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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…

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Peter Popienuck
Private United States Army
C Troop
121st Calvary Reconnaissance Squadron
106th Cavalry Group

Born:
Died: Apr 1, 1945

The 106th Cavalry Group was attached to the 15th Corps, 7th Army during the period of October 1944 to May…

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William F. Palmer
PFC United States Army
F Company
182nd Infantry American Division

Born: 1919
Died: Nov 21, 1942

Bill had been in the Army almost two years, having joined in March 1941. In the last letter to his motlier, dated October 30,…

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William J. O’Toole
Private United States Army
D Company
121st Infantry
8th Division

Born:
Died: Sep 16,1944

Bill enlisted in December 18. 1943. He enjoyed his first furlough with his wife and children on Sudbury Street in May 1944. He then…

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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…

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Raymond A. Loija
T/Sgt US Army Air Corps
334th Bomb Squadron
95th Bomb Group
8th Air Force

Born:
Died: Dec 29, 1943

Ray entered the service in June 1942. He flew the B-17 Flying Fortress as a Radio Operator.

He came home for a short…