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Two WWII magazines subscribed by Peter Hogan that relive the battles and personnel of the war.

The Ernest Jarvi World War II Collection includes a messkit, 2 meal cans, several samples of foreign currency, and US and German insignias. Ernest Jarvi was a member of the 320th Bomb Group during the War.

The meal cup has inscriptions of the…

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

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,…

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…

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…

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

Died: Sep 11, 1944

John was a radio communications technician.

While moving from southern France to a location…

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

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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

Died: Apr 1, 1945

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

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,…

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

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…

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…

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

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…

Charles Linkiewicz
PFC United States Army
311th Infantry
78th Division

Born: Sep 25, 1919
Died: April 8, 1945

Charles is buried in the family plot at the Polish cemetery, Lowell, Massachusetts.

Early information was that he, along with…

Aubrey W. Leard
PFC United States Army
L Company
377th Infantry
95th Division

Born: Nov 12, 1912
Died: Nov 16, 1944

Aubrey had been in the service for nine months. He had anine day furlough in May, and another short one in July, before…