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SECTION H OF CLASS M-17
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FRONT ROW' flefl to rightj: J. ll. Sullivan, H. Voshikian,
MIIJIJLE ROXVZ F. L. Titus, F. Bryant, H. L. Van Aernum,
R. R. Van Landschoot, A. D. Whipple, Ll. J. L. Hammen, R. C. Taylert, XV. E. Taylor, J. XV. Tihcrio, E. F. Steigerwald,
F. l'. Umek qSection Leaderj , M. Taticli, C. R. XVagner, F. lVeage.
XV. J. Szawiela, Trimholi, Jr.
BACK ROW: 'l'. R. White, R. J. Wheeler, B. F. Weisbecker,
R. V. Vosburgh, A. XVard, XV. Thompson, J. R. Trivett,
L. A. St. John, S. E. XVester1und.
BRYANT, EDYVIN FRANCIS-Age 22. Edwin
is the progeny of Mr. and Mrs. T. F. Bryant of E.
2712 8 Ave., Spokane, lllash. Prior to his enlistment,
he was employed as an aircraft instrument mechanic.
His favorite pastime is tinkering with short wave
radios. He is anxious to get a slap at the Japs, and
then mosey back to lfVashington.
ST. JOHN, LEO A.-Age 20. "Leo" is the prodi-
gal son of Mr. and Mrs. Oliver St. John, Frances-
town, N. H. He made his fatal error on Jan. 27,
1943, at Manchester, N. H., and endured his boot
training with Co. 447 at Newport. An ardent sports-
man, he will make hunting Japs his specialty hence-
STEIGERNVALD, EDYVARD F. - Age 19. The
offspring of Mr. and Mrs. Paul F. Steigerwald of
143 Prospect St., Lancaster, Pa., "Eddy" donned the
Navy blue in January, 1943, at Philadelphia and
launched his Navy career with Co. 968, Newport.
Formerly employed at the lyliddletown Air Depot, he
is eager to become a cadet.
SULLIVAN, JOSEPH D.-Age 18. From 2228 No.
3 St., Philadelphia, Pa., A'Curly" is the child of Mr.
and Mrs. lVi1liam Sullivan and an erstwhile knit-
ter's helper. Subsequent to his error at the city of
fraternal affection, he got his boot degree at the
Sampson rookie college with Co. 452. He yearns
to repose in the arms of Morpheus without inter-
SZANVIELA, XVALTER JOHN-Age 19. "Walt"
is the pride and joy of Mr. and Mrs. Hilary Szawiela
of 2516 Pauline Ave., Schenectady, N. Y., and was
formerly employed by General Electric Co. Enlist-
ing Dec. 13, 1942, he survived eight weeks with Co.
447-F at Sampson. He hopes to learn to fly as well
as he can toot a trumpet. He is a Yankee at heart.
TATICH, MICHAEL-Age 18. "Mike" took the
bit in his teeth at Albany, N. Y., in December, 1942,
and was shipped to Sampson, where he was initiated
with Co. 447. The son of Mr. and Mrs. lVilliam
Tatich, 1609 Newell Rd., Endicott, N. Y., he toiled
as a shoemaker for the Endicott Johnson Shoe Corp.
in the days of his peerless youth.
TAYLERT, R. C.-Age 18. The pride and joy
of Mr. and Mrs. C. V. Taylert of 909 No. Cayuga
St., Ithaca, N. Y., "Later" enlisted at Buffalo Dec. 10,
1942, and was shipped to Sampson, where he took
it in the neck with Co. 449. He attended Cornell
University prior to his enlistment. He is addicted
to slumbering in his free time.
TAYLOR, XVILLIAM EDYVARD-Age 18. From
207 Linden St., Everett, Mass., "Bill" is the son of
Mr. and Mrs. l'Vi11iam H. Taylor. He signed on at
Boston Jan. 22, 1943, and took his boot degree with
Co. 446. He aspires to he a Naval aviator. Formerly
employed by the lVest Paint Sc Varnish Co., he has a
bent for philately.
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SMITH, ROBERT FRANK H Age 17. "Piggy"
committed the fatal error at Boston Dec. 31, 1942,
and was shipped to Newport for his boot education
with Co. 1030. A high school stude in civilian life,
he is the dimple cheeked son of Mr. and Mrs. Harold
S. Smith of 187 Front St., Exeter, N. H. He wastes
time constructing model planes.
RYLAND, NATHANIEL B.-From Springfield,
Mass., comes "Tiny the Rebel," the pride and joy
of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel P. Ryland. He signed up
at his home town jan. 27, 1943, and received his Navy
indoctrination at Newport, R. I., as an inmate of
Co. 1030. In civilian life he worked for the Mill
River Tool Co., and spent his free time hunting
women and wild beasts.
SAWYER, JONATHAN-Age 21. 'ATom" is the
wayward brat of Mr. and Mrs. jonathan Sawyer of
Kittery Point, Maine. He blew his top at Manchester,
N. H., Dec. 13, 1942, and underwent repair at the
Newport Naval Training Station with Co. 370. Prior
to his enlistment, he was a cultivator of the soil. His
hobby is avoiding demerits. He hankers to meander
SOUKUP, FRANK ALBERT-Age 19. Aviation
is "Sookey's" main diversion. A direct descendant
ol Mr. and Mrs. Soukup of 115 Division Ave., Shelton,
Conn., he enlisted at New Haven jan. 28, 1943, and
went thru boots with Co. 449 at Newport, R. I. In
more tranquil times, he earned his spending money
as a machine assembler. To become a good mech
and gunner is his aim.
SPECHT, ROBERT-Age 18. The eternal sun-
shine of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Specht, 53 Beechwood
St., Farmingdale, N. Y., "Flounder-Foot" blew his top
Dec. 21, 1942, and underwent treatment at Sampson
with Co. 117. A former employee ol the Grumman
Aircraft, he spent his free moments building model
airplanes. His goal is New York.
YOUNGS, PHILIP G.-Age 18. "Squirrel', is the
product of Orange, N. J., and the child prodigy of
Mr. and Mrs. G. T. Youngs, 206 4 Ave. Joining up at
Newark, N. AI., Dec. 21, 1942, he was shipped to New-
port, R. I., where he received his primary instruction
with Co. 453. An ex-apprentice with General Electric
Co., he is addicted to swimming, especially in water.
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THOMPSON, XVARREN JAMES - Age 20.
"Tommy" is the eternal sunshine of Mrs. Margaret
Thompson of 213 47 St., Union City, N. J. He kicked
over the traces at N. Y. C. on the first anniversary
of the attack on Pearl Harbor, and wound up with
Co. 522, Sampson. Formerly a machinist with the
Chicago Puenmatic Tool Co., he is anxious to get
his quota of Japs.
TIBERIO, JOSEPH XVILLIAM-Age 22. A tool
and die maker in the pre-fracas era, Joseph enlisted
at Boston Jan. 21, 1943, and underwent indoctrination
with Co. 696, Newport. The son of Mr. and Mrs.
Paniflo Tiberio ol' 299 Pearl St., Malden, Mass., he
hopes to snag a rate ere many moons pass, and do
dirt to the Axis.
TITUS, FRANCIS L.-Age 18. The erstwhile re-
sponsibility of Mr. and Mrs. George Titus of 2005
Arlington St., Camden, N. J., Francis dived off the
deep end at Philadelphia Nov. 27, 1942, and was ini-
tiated with Co. 448, Sampson. He formerly attended
vocational school, and worked as a dispenser of sodas
on the side. He is sold on aviation.
TRIMBOLI, JOHN J.-Age 22. John was an
apprentice tool maker prior to his faux pas at
N. Y. C. Feb. 1, 1943, and his incarceration at the
Sampson boot bastile with Co. 470. The son of
Mr. and Mrs. John Tromboli, Sr., of 258 94 St.,
N. Y. C., he harbors hopes of wangling assignment
to the Fleet. He is strong and silent.
TRIVETT, JAMES R.-Age 28. "Jim'l hails from
69 Orchard St., Bloomfield, N. J., the son of Mr. and
Mrs. James Trivett. He committed the fatal error
at Newark, N. Feb. 15. 1943, and suffered the
consequences with Co. 156, Newport. He was a crane
operator with John T. Clark, Terminal Operators,
N. Y. C., in the good old days.
UMEK, FRANK JAUL-Age 24. Frank hopes to
remain in the Navy until he makes ACMM or possibly
warrant officer. The child prodigy of Mrs. ,Frances
Umek of 227 Cooper St., Brooklyn, N. Y., he joined
up at N. L. C. Nov. 23, 1942, and was shipped to
Sampson, where heendured basic punishment with
Co. 441. He is primarily interested in mechanics.
VAN AERNUM, HURLEY L.-Age 18. The
white hope of Mr. and Mrs. Lewis G. Van Aerum of
Route 4, Albion, N. Y., "Van" enlisted at Buffalo
Dec. 12, 1942, and gobbled his first Navy grub
with Co. 470, Sampson. He was previously a farmer.
He hopes to continue in aviation.
VAN LANDSCHOOT, R. R.4Age 20. R. R. is
a contribution of Rochester, N. Y., and the offspring
of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Van Landschoot. He signed
up at his home town in January, 1943, and took his
medicine with Co. 448, Sampson. He likes aviation
mechanics, and hopes to continue in this field after
he is released from the Navy.
VOSBIKIAN, HARRY-Age 21. f'Vossie,' did it
at Philadelphia Dec. 13, 1942, and cooled in ardor
with Co. 451, Sampson. A former automobile me-
chanic and machinist, he likes to drag lines, preferably
chow, and yearns to marry a millionairess. He is the
son of Mr. and Mrs. Melkon Vosbikian, 1913 No.
Franklin St., Philly.
VOSBURGH, ROBERT VINCENT-Age 20. The
prodigy of Mrs. Elsie Vosburgh of 42 Rutherglen Ave.,
Providence, R. I., "Rovo" sacrificed his job with the
General Electric Co. to enlist in the Navy at Provi-
dence Jan. 27, 1943, and took his basic punishment
with Co. 968, Newport. He aspires to get flight orders
if possible. Second choice, ignition work.
XVAGNER, CLARENCE-Age 18. "Yogie', gave
up the peaceful life of a farmer to enlist in the Navy
at New Brunswick, N. J., Dec. 31, 1942, and went
through the mill with Co. 117, Sampson. He likes
aviation, and hopes to continue in this field after
the war. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence
Wlagner of Route 2, Englishtown, N.
WARIJ, JOSEPH A.-Age 18. "Red" formerly lived
with his 1J2t1'CHtS, Mr. and Mrs. James Wlard, at
91 Grand Ave., Ridgefield Park, N. Previously a
life guard and swimming instructor, he chucked this
to join up at N. Y. C. Dec. 31, 1942, and received his
initial instruction with Co. 536, Sampson. He would
like to go to gunnery school.
VVEAGE, FRANK-Age 18. "P. B." is the bright
eyed child of Mrs. C. Wleage of 314 Ridge Road,
Lyndhurst, N. J. He signed up at N. Y. C. Dec. 22,
1942, and took his primary training with Co. 453,
Newport. As a civilian, he worked for the Federal
Telephone Sc Radio Corp. His one and only ambi-
tion is to become an aerial gunner on a PB2Y and
XVEISBECKER, BURTON F.-Age 18. Co. 536,
Sampson, trained 'fPeck,' in the quaint ways of the
Navy. Before signing on the dotted line at N. Y. C.
Dec. 26, 1942, he was a truck driver for a market.
The son of Mr. P. H. Mleisbecker and Mrs. F. E.
Meden, he formerly resided at 103 Duer St., No.
Plainfield, N. He aspires to be a gunner.
XVESTERLUND, STIG ERICK-Age 18. "1fVesty"
hankers to see some action. He entered the Navy
at Hanhattan, N. Y., Dec. 31, 1942, and underwent
indoctrination with Co. 117, Sampson, N. Y. He
formerly made his home with his parents, Mr. and
Mrs. Joseph Wlesterlund, at 4207 8 Ave., Brooklyn,
N. Y. He has a mania for taking pictures of things.
NVHEELER, ROBERT - Age 20. "Spoi1er"
was a fireman with the New York Central Railroad in
the good old days. He was sworn in at Boston
Jan. 20, 1943, and initiated with Co. 1027, Newport.
The offspring of Mr. and Mrs. John XfVheeler of 81
Central Ave., Medford, Mass., he hopes to get a
rate, then get out with the Fleet and see action.
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