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Updated November 4, 2006
MORE.....The New Haven Railroad goes to war!!!
Four brave New Haven Railroadmen who
made the ultimate sacrifice for their
Country in World War 2.
Left to right, PFC Richard T. MacKenzie, Office Boy, New York City Sales and Service Department MIA, Seamen 1/C John E. O'Connell, Jr., Electrician's Helper, Readville Shops died when his ship, the U.S.S. Morris was attacked by Japanese Kamikaze planes, AOM 2/C William Norman Forrest, Freight Laborer, West Warwick, RI killed while serving aboard the USS Sangamon when attacked by Japanese Kamikazes near Okinawa and FC 3/C Roderick J. Morrison, Electrician Apprentice, Southampton Street Engine House.
4 of at least 129 brave and heroic New
Haven Railroaders who gave their lives in World War 2.
From the January 1945 edition of "Along
More New Haven Railroaders who made the ultimate sacrifice for their Country!
Corporal Joseph A. McRae
Private First Class Henry Caiazzo - B&B Carpenter, Stamford
Merchant Seaman John W. Hastings - Electric Traction, New Haven
Sergeant John Pearson - Son of New Haven RR Vice President Robert L. Pearson
Alexander Ridondo KIA France
Private F/C Robert G. Cahill - Fireman, Providence Division
Private F/C John E. Parker (Parents received word of his death on Thanksgiving Day. He was 18 years old)
Private First Class George Affannato
Private John Spendolini - Clerk, Providence Freight Department
Private John R. Cannon, Track Laborer, Providence Division
Banner from the December, 1945 edition of "Along The Line."
7002 served - 117 made the ultimate sacrifice
"The Kid in Upper 4"
One in a series of nationally famous
New Haven Railroad war time ads featuring "The Kid."