D Day – 75 Years Later

World War II in Frankford can be measured by the lives of the young men and women who served and those who died.  Even though we went to war in December of 1941, it moved slowly for all of 1942 and then in 1943 we started to see casualties coming home.  June 6, 1944 was the beginning of the end but it was also the beginning of the time of the most deaths of Frankford’s soldiers and sailors.

Frankford is like a small town and in compiling this information, I have been contact with some of the families of these men.  They have not been forgotten.

The following is a list of Frankford’s dead in World War II.  Let us not forget.  If you know of someone who should be on this list, email me at gil@frankfordgazette.com

 

William Michael Fairhurst, died November 27, 1943, 22 years old
Walter Billyk, died December 26, 1943, 22 years old
Charles H. Swartz, died May 12, 1944, 24 years old
George Charles Burrough, died May 26, 1944, 22 years old
George Russell Woosley, died June 24, 1944, 28 years old
George Russell Woosley, died July 3, 1944, 21 years old
Frank Tiano, died July 11, 1944, 29 years old
Francis J. Schultz, died July 14, 1944, 34 years old
John Russo, died August 3, 1944, 20 years old
Eugene L. Hegh Jr., died August 4, 1944, 23 years old
William J. Ferry, died August 8, 1944, 36 years old
William R. Sorensen, died September 14, 1944, 20 years old
Francis Keeley, died September 15, 1944, 22 years old
Eugene David Harpel Jr., died November 17, 1944, 21 years old
Joseph Herbert Clark, died December 4, 1944, 19 years old
Charles Henry Blittersdorf Jr., died December 18, 1944, 23 years old
Thomas Edward Biddle Jr., died January 3, 1945, 21 years old
Andrew Krull, died February 22, 1945, 27 years old
John A. Bissinger, died March 6, 1945, 20 years old
Raymond D. McAteer, died March 10, 1945, 21 years old
Walter Bryan Gossling Jr., died April 5, 1945, 19 years old
George Edward Frey, died October 15, 1945, 26 years old