WWII Veterans of New Jersey


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Metal of Honor Recipients
BURKE, Frank,of Jersey City
GREGG, Stephen, of Bayonne NJ
MEAGHER, John, of Jersey City
ORESKO, Nicky, of Bayonne NJ (The above names submitted by Ronald Meyers,ronmeyers@earthlink.net)
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ALLEN, Vernon Henry, was born on October 18, 1924 in Millville, NJ, and was married to Florence Richert of Dorothy, NJ. He was in the 801st Tank Destroyer Battalion, in which he served 4 1/4 months as a private in Tank Destroyer Basic Training, 12 months as a PFC Halftrack driver and 13 months as a Technician Fifth Grade (Tec 5) radio operator. He took part in all five European Campaigns (Normandy, Northern France, Ardennes, Rhineland and Central Europe), and was in the Battle of the Bulge. He also was awarded numerous decorations and medals including the European African-Middle Eastern Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, Bronze Star, GO 112 HQ 14 ARMD DIV 26 Aug 1945 Victory Medal, European Theatre of Operations Medal and the New Jersey Distinguished Service Medal. Upon his arrival home, he was transferred to the 636th Tank Destroyer Battalion, where he remained until he was honorably discharged on December 8, 1945 at the Separation Center, Fort Monmouth, New Jersey. He passed away June 13, 2001 and is buried at the Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church Cemetery, in Dorothy, NJ. (donated by; Michelle Callahan at Book28Lover@aol.com)

BACON, Frederick Louis -Patterson, N.J. 1917-1998 In Army's 99th Inf. Received the Bronze Star. Was one of the first to cross the Rhine into Germany 1945. (Donated by LBacon1949@aol.com)

BASILONE, John, Gunnery Sergeant, of New Jersey. He won the medal for action on Guadalcanal. John was the only American ever to return to battle after earning the Congressional Medal; he received the Navy Cross, posthumously, for his brave actions on Iwo Jima. He is interred in Arlington National Cemetery.

BRIDGE, Frank H. Jr. enlisted in the Navy on December 8, 1941 at age 19 following the attack on Pearl Harbor. His address at that time was 223 Malone Ave., Belleville, NJ. He remained in the Navy, (Naval Air) and was a radioman first class flyng in a PBY, He participated in many battles in the Pacific theatre until the end of the war. (Donated by Frank Bridge, fhbridge@optonline.net)

CHODASH, Joseph-Bayonne N.J. Co.A-345th-Regt-87th-Golden Acorn- Inf. Div.-KIA-Late Dec.1944- Saar Basin-Germany (submitted by: Donald F. Withee USMC WWII BDWITH@aol.com )

CHRISTIAN, William Earl Jr., was born in Highland Park, NJ, on 31 March 1923. Graduated St. Peter's High School in New Brunswick on 14 June 1942. Joined the US Naval Reserve in December 1942. Served as a radioman aboard the USS LST 131 at Siapan, Tinian and Peleliu in the Pacific. Honorably discharged on 21 March 1946. Later served again during the Korean conflict. (Submitted by Paul C. Christian, paulxn57@yahoo.com)

CLEMENTS, Walter, Jr., veteran of WWII. Brother to John. From Southern NJ, Cumberland County. (Submitted by: Debra Kilroy, Moosehawkspider@aol.com )

CLEMENTS, John , Veteran of WWII. Brother to Walter. From Southern NJ, Cumberland County. (Submitted by: Debra Kilroy, Moosehawkspider@aol.com )

COBB, Russell S -Hashbrock Heights N.J Co.E-345th-Regt-87th-Golden Acorn- Inf. Div.-KIA-Feb-26-1945-Near- Neunenstein Germany (Submitted by:Jim Hennessey at ND-JimHennessey@webtv.net)

COLCLOUGH, Noble -US Navy Submarine Service. (Donated by Charlene Gould sedona14@worldnet.att.net)

COLLATTO, Frank-Newark NJ Co.E-345th-Regt-87th-(Golden Acorn) Inf.Div.KIA-Late Dec-1944-Saar Basin) Germany (Submitted by:Jim Hennessey at ND-JimHennessey@webtv.net)

COXSWAIN,Thomas T. Silk: Killed in the South
Pacific in the fall of 1942 WW2.Originally from Newark,
NJ. Buried in Holy Sepulcher cemetery. Newark NJ
(Donated by: Susan at SSilk40@cs.com)

DAVIS, Charles W., served during WWII and the Korean Crisis. He was born on November 24, 1911 and died while on active duty on April 17, 1969 as a Chief Warrant Officer 4. Charles enlisted in the U. S. Army on June 9, 1941 at Ft. Dix, NJ. Prior to World War II, he served in the New Jersey National Guard for 9 years, 10 months, 6 days. During World War II, he served at Normandy, Northern France, Rhineland and was awarded the American Defense Service Medal, European-African-Middle Eastern Service Medal, Good conduct Medal and Purple Heart. He was honorably discharged on July 31, 1945 as a 1st Sgt. He is laid to rest at Greenwood Cemetery, Trenton, NJ. (Submitted by his daughter, Lynn Davis Hammond)

DEPTULA, Walter J. served aboard the USS Essex in the Torpedo Squadron 9. He was also a tail-gunner and fought in several battles over Japan. Walter changed his last name to DREW, sometime in the 40's?. He was born and raised in NJ, mainly in the Newark area. He was 17 when he elisted in the Navy. He currently lives in WA state..
(Donated by Debbie Shaw, daughter)

DEUBEL, Ernest A.-Newark N.J Co.E-345th-Regt-87th-(Golden Acorn) Inf.Div.KIA Dec-20-1944-Saar Basin- Germany. (Submitted by:Jim Hennessey at ND-JimHennessey@webtv.net)

FAVE, Joseph Della: Enlisted USN March 1944. 4 week boot training at Sampson Naval Station, Sampson NY. Stationed in Guantanamo Naval Base, Guantanomo Bay, Cuba. Specialist Q Third Class. Enlisted from Hoboken , N.J. (Submitted by: Joe Della Fave, mover61@comcast.net)

FISHER, Dan, Ball Turret Gunner - 466th BG 787th Squadron 8th AAF - Oct, 44 to April, 45
His Story (Submitted by; Ken Arnold, tearnold@erols.com)

HAMLIN, Elmer Albert, PFC. Born Feb. 6, 1920 in Delanco and attended Palmyra High School. He was killed in Italy on Feb. 10, 1944 and was a Purple Heart recipient (Donated by: Debbie Hutchison Hamlin at dhhamlin@charter.net)

HENNESSEY, James P. Born-Nov.24-1925-Bayonne N.J. WW2-Vet-Co.E-345th-Regt-87th-(Golden Acorn)Inf.Div. Wounded in action---- Neuenstein-Germany-Feb-26-1945- Purple Heart-Combat Infantry Badge- Bronze Star-Presidential Unit Citation- E.T.O. Campaign Ribbon-2 Clusters. As of 2005 still resides Bayonne N.J. (Submitted by:Jim Hennessey at ND-JimHennessey@webtv.net)

HENNESSEY, Thomas J.-Bayonne N.J. 8th AAF-390 Bomber Group 568 Bombardment Squadron Radio Operator-Gunner-B17 Bomber(The Vulture)-25 Missions Over Europe-DFC-Air Medal 3 Clusters After WW2 moved to Chicago ILL. Deceased buried-Arlington National Cemetery-Wash. DC. (submitted by: Donald F. Withee USMC WWII BDWITH@aol.com )

KANGIAN, George , Ball Turret Gunner - 449th BG 717th Squadron 15th AAF - October, 1944 to April, 1945.
His Story (Submitted by; Ken Arnold, tearnold@erols.com)

KEANE, William A Jr, SGTU. S. Army Air Force #32927541, 720th Bomber Squadron, 450th Bomber Group Entered Service From Morristown NJ Died December 25, 1944 on a Bombiong Run over Innisbrook Buried at: Plot A Row 11, Grave 40 Lorraine American Cemetery St. Avold, France Awards: Air Medal & Purple Heart (Submitted by: Dorothy Bradshaw djk.dkb@comcast.net)

LANCELLOTTI, Vincent, S/SGT, Selective Service # 32055079 227 Broadway Jersey City,NJ 07306 Born: 30 NOV 1917 KIA: 3 JAN 1945 He is currently buried in Holy Name Cemetary, West Side Ave., Jersey City, NJ 07306. (Submitted bY: Ronald Meyers (Cousin),ronmeyers@earthlink.net)

LANE, Edward Patrick , was in the Navy from 1942-1945, serving on the Kline as a Navy Frogman in UDT 11 He received the Bronze Star for action in Borneo and the South Pacific and was injured in 1943. Later,he served as an instructor for Underwater Demolition Teams in Ft. Pierce, Florida. (Submitted by: Mickey Lane Mako207@aol.com)

LOGUE, Edmund Robert Born 02 May 1920, Newark, Essex, NJ. Died Sep 1976, Keansburg, Monmouth, NJ Served in USNavy during WWII and Korea as a Signalman. Donated by Nephew Joseph J. Carter

LOEFFEL, Harold Paul of North Bergen, New Jersey. His Service was with the Marine Corp. Harold was Honorably Discharged date: October, 1945 at the Rank of Platoon Sergeant.
He was wounded in Action on Okinawa and received the Purple Heart.
Donated by: Daughter Denise M. Loeffel at dloeffel@hotmail.com

MANFRDI, JOSEPH CARMIN, CORP : Born on Oct 18 1922 in Union City, NJ. He was the son of Vincent and Rose Manfredi and brother to: Theresa Parleavechio and Mary Manfredi, Nicholas Manfredi, PVT. John Manfredi & Aerial Gunner,PFC Frank Michael Manfedi(MY DAD) "Joseph's Father Vincent Manfredi was in World War I, Serving with the Italian Army" Jospeh went to Union Hill High School, Union city, NJ. He enrolled in the army in his Junior year. OCT 1942 & he was stationed in Camp Wheeler, GA He was a member of Company A, 14TH Training Battalion of the Army. He was sent to North Africa where he was Killed in Action at Tunisia, North Africa on June 30,1943 . FATHER James P. Clune Chaplin, was with him when he was killed. Joseph was never married. He is buried at Flower Hill Cemetery in North Bergen, Nj with his Mother and Father. (DONATED BY HIS NIECE / DEBRA MANFREDI / EMAIL : DEBMUNKER@YAHOO.COM)

MOST, Elmer, S/SGT. A recipient of the Purple Heart and Distinguished Flying Cross - Born 28 Dec. l920, Died ll May 2002. (Donated by: C. Most at cmost@prodigy.net)

PICKELL, William Yawger Jr. was born May 21, 1917, in Whitehouse Station, Hunterdon Co., New Jersey. He enlisted the Navy on January 15, 1942 and was honorably discharged on December 23,1946. He was a Gunners Mate, Second Class and served on the USS Atascosa, a tanker ship. He earned the following: Asiatic Pacific, American Area, Philippine Liberation with 2 Stars, World War II Victory Medal and the Good Conduct Medal. He died December 23, 2994 in Clayton, California and his ashes were scattered in the sea he loved outside San Francisco, California. (Donated by Marietta Pickell )

POOLE, Kenneth Wainwright Born Jan 20, 1922 High Bridge, N.J. Enl. July 9, 1942 U.S.Navy Dis, Apr. 1946 Served primarily in the Pacific area (Submitted by: brother Wallace, walpoole@goes.com)

POOLE, Wallace Wardell Born Oct 24, 1919 High Bridge, N.J. Vol. Nov 3, 1941 U.S. Army Dis. Oct 17, 1945 Served 3, years 14 days ETO (submitted by self, walpoole@goes.com)

POSTEN, Carroll, served in the Marines in WWII (24th Marines, 4th Marine Division, Unit: RWpns) (Donated by:Linda at LauraPosten@aol.com )

VAN DERVEER, James, served in WWII on the ship SS New Jersey. (submitted by: JUDJOEMEG@aol.com )

SCHANZ, William H. (view) (Submitted by daughter Susan Connelly)

TRZASKA, Felix, M/sgt (ret) USAF, born and raised in South River, New Jersey,1923--served in WWII, Korean and Vietnam wars. Retired at Mather AFB, California. (Donated by:Mrs. Felix Trzaska)

TRZASKA, John, USN, born and raised in South River, NJ.1916 - 1993. Lived in Sayreville, NJ for many years. Served in WWII in the Pacific. Received purple heart. Laid to rest at St. Stanislaus cemetery, Sayreville, NJ (Donated by:Mrs. Felix Trzaska)

TRZASKA, Milton, US Army. Born in New York and raised in South River, NJ.1918-1993. Served in WWII in North Africa and Europe. Lived in Edison and Wanamassa, NJ. Laid to rest in Ocean cemetery, New Jersey (Donated by:Mrs. Felix Trzaska)

TUCKER, Franklin B. He served in World War
II started as an Apprentice Seaman and ended up
after the was as a Commander USNR. Spent the full war
time on three different Ammunition Ships,one of which
suffered considerable damage from a One Man Japanese
Suicide Torpedo.
(Residens include,Essex and Morris Counties
(Donated by Franklin B. Tucker at fbtucker@pinehurst.net)


VAIL, Robert S.Sr DOB; 7/22/1889 POB: Norristown, PA Enlisted: 12/9/1917 at Ft. Slocum, NY Discharged: 03/19/1919 at Garden City, Long Island, NY Unit assigned: 374th Aero Squadron, France. DOD: 9/24/1991, Plainfield, NJ Robert S. Vail III Titusville, FL (Submitted by: Robert Vail at vail1@cfl.rr.com )

VAN DERVEER, James, served in WWII on the ship SS New Jersey. (submitted by: JUDJOEMEG@aol.com )

VEESE, Fred, PFC,, Served WWII, Discharged Oct 1947 in Sacramento CA. (Donated by Bobbo939@aol.com)

WALCZAK, Eugene E. US Army #42144397 Died Jan. 3 1945 Buried At Lorraine American Cemetery St. Avold France. NJ Vet. (Donated by:Hank Walczak,H_Walczak@msn.com)

WARE, James Albert,Date of Service-22 July 1942 to 25 July 1945, WWII.
US Marine Corp-Private, 3rd Battalion, 9th Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division .
Date of Birth-Aug 28, 1922, Millville, Cumberland Co., NJ.
Date of Death-Feb 22, 1999, Berkeley, Alameda Co., CA.
Buried in San Joaquin National Cemetery, Santa Nella, CA
(Donated by: Andrea Ware)