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45th - Thunderbird - Division

October 1945

Connecticut Men

45th DIVISION COMES HOME


T h e 4 5 t h ( T h u n d e r b i r d ) D i v i s i o n ret u r n e d to the U n i t e d States aboard six different vessels, the veteran troops l a n d i n g at B o s t o n a n d N e w Y o r k . T h e d i v i s i o n h a d been overseas since J u n e , 1943. A n advance detachment of the d i v i s i o n a r r i v e d at P i e r m o n t , N . Y . , A u g u s t 3, aboard the U . S . S . Sea T i g e r . T h e m a i n b o d y d i d not reach the U n i t e d States u n t i l more t h a n a m o n t h later. D o c k i n g at B o s t o n Sept. 10 were the S.S. Sea OwI a n d the S.S. M a r i n e D e v i l , ( p i c t u r e d o n the cover). A b o a r d the Sea O w l were the 1st a n d 2 n d B a t t a l i o n s , 157th I n f a n t r y R e g i m e n t ; the 195th P I t e a m , H e a d q u a r t e r s a n d H e a d q u a r t e r s C o . A b o a r d the M a r i n e D e v i l were the 120th Engineers, the 45th C a v . R e c o n . , the 45th Q . M . C o . , Special T r o o p s a n d 700th Ordnance. O n Sept. 1 the S. S. M a d a w a s k a V i c t o r y l a n d e d at B o s t o n w i t h troops of the 3 r d B a t t a l i o n , 157th I n f a n t r y ; a n d the 45th Signal Co. L a n d i n g at N e w Y o r k Sept. 12, aboard the S.S. M a r i n e P a n t h e r , were men of the 158th, 160th, 171st a n d 189th F i e l d A r t i l l e r y B a t t a l i o n s , the 120th M e d i c a l C o . , the 45th C I C Det., Headquarters and H e a d quarters B a t t e r y a n d M i l i t a r y Police. R e a c h i n g N e w Y o r k Sept. 14 aboard the A q u i t a n i a were members of the 179th a n d 180th I n f a n t r y Regiments. M e n of the 45th who landed at B o s t o n were sent to C a m p M y l e s S t a n d i s h , near T a u n t o n , M a s s . , for staging. Those who landed at N e w Y o r k staged t h r o u g h C a m p Shanks, near Orangeburg, N . Y . a n d C a m p K i l m e r , N e w B r u n s w i c k , N . J . A f t e r the staging process, C o n n e c t i c u t men were sent to F o r t Devens, M a s s . T h e r e men w i t h sufficient point score were prepared for discharge. Others of the famed d i v i s i o n 2 were granted furloughs, w h i c h were to expire between O c t . 14 a n d 18th. Suffering h e a v y casualties d u r i n g the h a r d fighting i n w h i c h i t was engaged, the 45th added m a n y new faces to its r a n k s while overseas. M a n y of the newcomers were f r o m the 103d I n f a n t r y D i v i s i o n a n d the 10th a n d 14th A r m o r e d D i v i s i o n s . U n d e r the plans o r i g i n a l l y set up b y the A r m y , the 45th was to be reassembled a t C a m p B o w i e , Texas, i n m i d - O c t o b e r . I t was not definitely k n o w n whether or not changes i n the p o i n t discharge system w o u l d cause a n y revision of the arrangements.

CONNECTICUT COMMEMORATIVE Vol. I

SERVICEMEN'S BOOKLET N o . 18

Oct. 14, 1945 CARLETON B. CLYMA, Editor

This booklet on the homecoming of the 45th (Thunderbird) D i v i s i o n from the European war was prepared for the men b y the Office of the Governor, as an a d d i tion to the souvenirs and memorabilia of those who served i n the European Theater of Operations. The courtesies and assistance of public relations officers, at the ports and at the Fort Devens Reception Station, greatly facilitated the gathering of the material for this booklet. The group pictures are from Signal Corps photographs. The Battle L o g herein was prepared by the Office of Technical Information, A r m y G r o u n d Forces. A l i m i t e d number of copies is available for distribution to Connecticut men of the D i v i s i o n . T h e y can be secured b y written request to the Office of the Governor, State Capitol, Hartford. Reproduction of original material is permissible only with written authorization.

45th DIVISION BATTLE L O G


Sicily T h e 45th has a unique history u n i q u e i n t h a t i t has experienced four D - D a y s . These were i n S i c i l y , at Salerno, A n z i o , a n d southern F r a n c e . T h i s h i s t o r y i n combat starts when the 45th landed i n S i c i l y on J u l y 10, 1943, the first major a m p h i b i o u s l a n d i n g on the E u r o p e a n continent. I t fought across the i s l a n d r a p i d l y u n t i l i t reached M o t t a H i l l . W h e n the 45th h a d w o n t h a t ground a n d passed on, the fight there was spoken of as the b a t t l e of " B l o o d y R i d g e " . I t was t a k e n o n l y after four days of fighting u p steep ridges under enemy observation. Salerno O n Sept. 10, 1943, the d i v i s i o n landed at Salerno, I t a l y . A g a i n s t b i t t e r opposition the 45th made headway, a n d after 46 days of fighting h a d crossed the V o l t u r n o R i v e r , on N o v . 3, 1943. Anzio A f t e r 119 days of combat, the d i v i s i o n was relieved so as to m a k e another a m p h i b i o u s l a n d i n g , this time at A n z i o . T h e l a n d i n g was made J a n . 22, 1944. T h e G e r m a n s h a d formed a r i n g of steel a r o u n d the beachhead, a n d against the enemy's a t t e m p t s to force t h e m back into the sea, the d i v i s i o n stood its ground for four months. G e r m a n field orders called for a n n i h i l a t i o n of the d i v i s i o n less t h a n a m o n t h after its l a n d i n g . W h i l e losses were h e a v y , the 45th held fast, a n d on M a y 23, 1944, was i n on the b i g push w h i c h resulted i n A m e r i c a n forces b r e a k i n g out of the A n z i o sector. Rome W h e n the d i v i s i o n started to roll again it ground its w a y to R o m e a n d past the E t e r n a l C i t y . I t was relieved n o r t h of R o m e after clearing the a p proaches to Cassino. France O n A u g . 15, 1944, the d i v i s i o n landed i n southern F r a n c e a n d spear3 headed the drive for the Belfort G a p . I n i t i a l G e r m a n resistance was cracked a n d the 45th headed once again t o w a r d B e r l i n . E p i n a l , strongly-defended, was t a k e n i n September a n d shortly after that the division forced a crossing of the M o s e l l e R i v e r . T h e d i v i s i o n then entered the heavily-wooded forest of the Vosges foothills. M o v e m e n t was slow a n d enemy resistance increased. S t i l l the 45th pressed on, t a k i n g S t . B e n o i t , crossing the M e r t h e R i v e r a n d l i b e r a t i n g Houseras. Maginot Line I n early D e c . 1944, the d i v i s i o n crossed the Z i n t z e l R i v e r a n d soon found itself facing the M a g i n o t L i n e . B y D e c . 13, 1944, the date w h i c h m a r k e d the division's 365th combat d a y , it was well t h r o u g h the M a g i n o t defensive belt a n d meeting b i t t e r opposition i n the Lem bach-Wingen Valley. The winter campaign i n Alsace was bitter. I n F e b . 1945, the d i v i s i o n was relieved, b u t i n M a r c h m o v e d n o r t h to the Sarreguemines area preparatory to an attack on the Siegfried L i n e . O n M a r c h 15 the 45th set its sails for the i n d u s t r i a l Saar. The Rhine T h e R h i n e was crossed, n o r t h of W o r m s , on M a r c h 26, after H o m b u r g a n d K a i s e r l a u t e r n h a d been swallowed u p b y the I n f a n t r y . T h e m e n drove on into Aschaffenburg where they ran into f a n a t i c a l opposition f r o m N a z i boys, girls a n d old men. The Danube T h e n the 45th headed for N u r e m b e r g , crossed the D a n u b e , a n d w i t h the 42d liberated the prisoners of the notorious D a c h a u concentration camp. A week before V - E D a y the d i v i s i o n m a r c h e d i n t o M u n i c h . A t war's end it was stationed near D a c h a u . T h e d i v i s i o n h a d h a d 511 a c t u a l days of combat i n the line.

45th DIVISION STORIES


E D I T O R ' S N O T E : Memories of the European experience will blur with the passing of years. Accuracy will diminish. Details will become vague and half forgotten. T o record, i n black and white here and now, the mood, the impressions, the exciting events of the worst days and the best is the purpose of these stories. Connecticut men of the 45th were asked for their own stories and impressions and i n their own words they are here so recorded:

Asevica, W i l l i a m A . , P f c , C o . D . , 179th Inf., W a t e r b u r y . " T h e place I ' l l remember is E n n i n g t o n , G e r m a n y , where we lost two of the buddies I came over w i t h . R o u g h a n d how! T h a t ' s where I came close." Biernacki, Henry F., P f c , H q . Co., 157th Inf., N e w B r i t a i n . " T h e w a y the dead people were p i l e d u p i n t h a t concentration camp at D a c h a u is something I ' l l never forget. T h e whole place s t u n k so b a d y o u could h a r d l y stay i n the camp. W e were assigned to the c a m p for five days as guards to preserve order. A l l the t i m e I was there I w a n t e d to give those people l i v i n g i n the c a m p guns a n d let t h e m go out a n d do a n y t h i n g they wanted to the H e i n i e s . " Brooks, A l l e n H . , P f c , C o . C , 157th Inf., E a s t K i l l i n g l y . " T h e sight I saw t h a t I ' l l remember longest was t h i r t y dead G.I.s strewn along a p a t h t h r o u g h the woods i n front of the Seigfried L i n e . T h e y were a l l l y i n g on their backs w i t h their hands over their heads. T h e y h a d been stripped of shoes a n d equipment. Y o u c o u l d n ' t miss seeing w h a t m u s t have happened. T h e y were captured b y the G e r m a n s a n d shot i n cold blood." Brown, A l l e n V . , P f c , C o . H . , 179th Inf., L a k e v i l l e . " M e , I j u s t went for the ride. W h e n I got there the w a r was a l l over. I t was a p r e t t y nice t r i p at t h a t . I h a d a chance to see E n g l a n d , G e r m a n y a n d F r a n c e . Those 4

countries w i l l never compare w i t h the States. I ' d say t h e y are fifty years b e h i n d us." Celotto, Joseph F . , S / S g t . , C o . G . , 157th Inf., S t a m f o r d . " T w o general impressions stick i n m y m i n d . One is the t o t a l disgust of A m e r i c a n soldiers w i t h w a r ; the other, how rough w a r really is. I n regards to the G e r m a n s , i t ' s m y o p i n i o n t h a t y o u can never tell w h a t t h e y are t h i n k i n g . O u t w a r d l y t h e y ' d treat y o u good, b u t y o u never k n e w what was b e h i n d i t , w h a t caused t h e m to act friendly, or w h a t they were t h i n k i n g about us. I always say t h a t after this war, the first guy I spot on a soap-box a d v o c a t i n g war, or a n y t h i n g t h a t could help get us i n t o war, w o n ' t be i n shape to advocate a n y t h i n g after I get t h r o u g h w o r k i n g o n him." Clement, Anthony L . , P f c , Co. L . , 179th Inf., B e t h e l . " I ' v e been i n P a r i s ; I've been i n L o n d o n . P a r i s is a beautiful place; L o n d o n isn't too b a d . So I ' m going back home. I like t h a t better t h a n a n y p l a c e . " Constantine, Robert, P f c , Co. C , 180th Inf., L a k e v i l l e . " T h e fighting was just about over w h e n I got there, b u t I was i n i t at N u r e m b e r g a n d i t was rough. W e really h a d i t p r e t t y soft over there after V - E D a y , f r o m w h a t I was t o l d b y our fellows who were i n at A n z i o a n d N o r m a n d y . A s for me, i t wasn't as b a d as I expected a n d I h a d some good times over t h e r e . "

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Cooper, B e n j a m i n Inf., West H a r t f o r d . " T h e o n l y thought n o w is to get home to m y folks. A s for the t a l k about i t . "

D . , T / 5 , M . D . , 179th I have on m y m i n d be w i t h m y wife a n d war, I ' d rather not

Crouchley, C h a r l e s D . , T / 4 , C o . G.' 179th Inf., Ridgefield. " T h e G e r m a n a r t i l l e r y impressed me the most over t h e r e i t almost impressed me i n t o the g r o u n d ! Seriously, since I've h a d time to t h i n k about i t , i t ' s the confusion of thought a m o n g the people w h i c h I remember the best. T h e y d o n ' t k n o w w h i c h w a y to t u r n . T h e y ' v e been t o l d so m a n y things i n w h i c h to place their f a i t h t h a t since i t blew u p i n their faces, t h e y seem to be bewildered. T h e y d i d n ' t dare express their disbelief i n H i t l e r ' s p r o p a 5

ganda. I believe H i t l e r ' s p l a n was succeeding. H a d he succeeded, they w o u l d t h i n k a n y t h i n g he d i d w o u l d be o k a y . T h e y w o u l d look u p o n the atrocities of D a c h a u w i t h favor. I saw D a c h a u . T h e y d o n ' t blame H i t l e r for w h a t he d i d , rather t h e y blame h i m for failing i n his promises to t h e m . T h a t ' s w h y he's a heel to t h e m . " D'Alessio, George T . , P f c , C o . G . , 157th Inf., D e r b y . " T h e destruction of L e H a v r e was more t h a n I expected. I t was leveled to the ground b y our air force. A s for the people over there, I noticed t h a t the G e r m a n s are h a r d workers a n d the F r e n c h take i t easier." Dalton, Marshall P., C p l . , Co. G., 179th Inf., M e r i d e n . " N o m a t t e r how glad I a m t h a t i t ' s

a l l over, a n d I a m glad, i t has been a great experience. I w o u l d n ' t trade i t if I could for a m i l l i o n d o l l a r s . " Drignat, E m i l E . , P f c , C o . B . , 179th Inf., W a t e r b u r y . " I ' l l remember best our seeing a G e r m a n Kastell, t h e y called i t the biggest i n G e r m a n y , 'Cugspits'. T h e r e were gold beds a n d marble walls. Those B a v a r i a n A l p s are a beautiful c o u n t r y . I t a l l seemed good after combat, foxholes, t r e n c h foot, a n d the h o s p i t a l s . " Dunn, H a r o l d V . , P f c , C o . E . , 157th Inf., B r i d g e p o r t . " W e h a d a lot of close ones, b u t I remember best the crossing of the D a n u b e R i v e r i n A p r i l . T h e r e was beaucoup a r t i l l e r y c o m i n g i n a n d the machine guns opened u p on us. W e h a d a lot of casualties. W e crossed six m e n to a n assault boat. I t took o n l y four minutes to cross, b u t those were the longest four minutes I spent i n c o m b a t . " Elsdon, N o r m a n C , P f c , C o . D . , 179th Inf., T e r r y v i l l e . " W h a t I remember best is the C h r i s t m a s D a y we spent at B a r d o r f , i n the B u l g e . W e were dug i n , stopping the G e r m a n s ' counterattack. T h e y served us a hot t u r k e y dinner, w i t h a l l the t r i m m i n g s , i n c l u d i n g cigars a n d chocolate bars. I ' l l remember t h a t m e a l as l o n g as I l i v e . " Esinkevicz, Peter J . , P f c , C o . A . , 157th Inf., N e w B r i t a i n . " W h a t got me was the a t t i t u d e of the G e r m a n s after i t was a l l over. T h e y t r i e d to be friendly a n d sociable a n d seemed to t h i n k they h a d been misled b y their leaders. T h e y were t r y i n g to m a k e the best of a b a d s i t u a t i o n . B u t we h a d been through Dachau, and I didn't think much of G e r m a n s after t h a t . W e k n e w there were p l e n t y of t h e m as filthy as h e l l . " 6

Garcia, E r n e s t , S / S g t . , C o . H . , 179th Inf., N e w H a v e n . " L o o k i n g at i t here as now, as far as the rest of m y time i n the a r m y is c o n cerned I ' d just as soon go back overseas a n d accumulate enough more points for discharge. T i m e flies overseas, a n d y o u see people a n d places y o u couldn't i n the U n i t e d States. I ' m not sorry I went overseas. I learned p l e n t y a n d saw most of the larger cities of E u r o p e , a n d m a n y of its countries. There is no basis for c o m p a r i n g t h e m w i t h the States. G e r m a n y is the most modern c o u n t r y i n E u r o p e . I was impressed b y the w a y the G e r m a n s treated us. W h e n y o u k n o w about the atrocities the G e r m a n s c o m m i t t e d , y o u can't understand how different the i m pression the G e r m a n s we met made on us. I n B a v a r i a I was always astounded b y the paradox of a crucifix on one w a l l of a r o o m a n d H i t l e r ' s picture on another w a l l of the same r o o m . " Geer, R u s s e l l C , T / 5 , R g t . H q . , 179th Inf., D a n i e l s o n . " Y o u always h a d the feeling when y o u were going over t h a t y o u ' d never see y o u r folks, y o u r girl, a n d home again. L o t s of things r a n t h r o u g h y o u r m i n d ; about w h a t has happened to y o u a n d what w o u l d . T h e h a r d fighting was p r a c t i c a l l y over when I got there, b u t I saw enough a n d i n spite of a l l t h a t y o u m i g h t have learned i n t r a i n i n g , y o u learned fast i n combat, a n d lots. W h i l e I was i n I served i n the air force, the t a n k s a n d the i n f a n t r y . " Grobbi, E d w a r d J . , P f c , C o . L . , 179th Inf., W a t e r b u r y . " A f t e r V - E D a y we h a d a good t i m e i n G e r m a n y , a n d a chance to look a r o u n d a n d see something. I t was a 'good deal' i n A u s t r i a , where we were at I n n s b r u c k , a resort for r i c h people. T h e A u s t r i a n s are better people t h a n the G e r m a n s . I t was

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a l l right, too, when we were alerted to come h o m e ; but t h e n there were those six weeks i n the staging camps near R h e i m s , b i v o u a c k e d i n fields t h a t were f u l l of duds a n d mines, a n d the chow was b a d there t o o . " Grudzian, Stanley W . , P f c , Co. C , 157th Inf., N e w B r i t a i n . " F r a n c e , G e r m a n y a n d A u s t r i a were the three countries I saw, a n d I d i d n ' t l i k e a n y of t h e m t h e i r people, the peoples' customs or a n y t h i n g . I n the States we are a h u n d r e d years ahead of a l l of t h e m . " Hodkinson, John F., P f c , Co. E . , 179th Inf., L i s b o n . " T h e h i g h spot of m y six m o n t h s overseas was getting back to the States. T h a t ' s w h a t we were w a i t i n g for. W h e n I saw the l a n d off N e w Y o r k , I felt good. I t was good to be b a c k . " Lambo, A n t h o n y F . , P f c , C o . G . , 157th Inf., Cheshire. " I always remember M a r c h 15, at B o u x
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W e i l l e r , F r a n c e , when we started the r a t race to V - E D a y , w i t h the G e r m a n s retreating a l l the w a y . O u r air corps a n d our t a n k s d i d a hell of a good j o b a n d I mean i t . If i t wasn't for t h e m , V - E D a y w o u l d have been m u c h l a t e r . " Lipka, W a l t e r S., P f c , C o . L . , 179th Inf., N e w B r i t a i n . " I l i k e d E u r o p e . I t was something different, to get a w a y f r o m the States a n d see L o n d o n , M u n i c h , I n n s b r u c k , a n d the c o u n t r y of A u s t r i a . Those A u s t r i a n s are good people, m u c h better t h a n the Germans." Locke, D a n i e l A . , P f c , H q . C o . , 157th Inf., B r i d g e p o r t . " M y o p i n i o n of those E u r o p e a n c o u n tries couldn't be p r i n t e d . " Meade, P a u l A . , P f c , C o . I., 179th Inf., G r e e n w i c h . " O f a l l the E u r o p e a n countries G e r m a n y is the most modern, a n d more l i k e the U n i t e d States. A s far as G e r m a n y is

concerned, I don't t h i n k there is a more beautiful c o u n t r y i n the w o r l d . T h a t ' s not a b u i l d - u p for the G e r m a n s . I hate their guts. I've seen G e r m a n s who were sorry they were G e r m a n s . I became acquainted w i t h a J e w i s h f a m i l y i n G e r m a n y . T h e father h a d been murdered b y the N a z i s . T h e f a m i l y was persecuted b y the G e r m a n s a n d treated as G e r m a n s b y the A l l i e s . T h e daughter was engaged to a F r e n c h P W , b u t she couldn't l e a v e G e r m a n y to j o i n h i m i n F r a n c e . T h i s f a m i l y w o r k e d w i t h the U n d e r g r o u n d d u r i n g the war. I t is possible t h a t there are some good Germans, but as far as I a m concerned the good ones are the dead ones. Perhaps we d i d n ' t k i l l enough of them this t i m e . " Morretti, Arthur M . , P f c , Co. G., 179th Inf., N o r w i c h . " T h e ship on w h i c h I made the t r i p overseas i n M a r c h , the S.S. J . B . M c A n d r e w , was r a m m e d about 300 miles off the Azores b y the F r e n c h A i r c r a f t C a r r i e r Berne. T h e r e were 68 of our m e n k i l l e d i n the crash. I ' l l never forget t h a t . " Orlando, Salvatore, 180th Inf., W a l l i n g f o r d . T/1, Hq. Co.,

" T h e d a y we rolled into G a r n i s h - P a r t e r K u c h e n , we liberated a b u n c h of P W s a n d forced laborers. U p to t h a t d a y I really d i d n ' t k n o w what we were fighting for. Those people were slavesno freedom, no clothes, a n d o n l y those who w o r k e d o n farms were fed well. Y o u h a d to see t h e m to k n o w how ragged a n d beaten they looked. M y biggest d a y was the d a y we came into N e w Y o r k harbor. I t h o u g h t t h e y h a d forgotten a l l about us over here, u n t i l I saw t h a t w e l c o m e . " Palowski, E d w i n R., P f c , Co. A . , 157th Inf., E a s t H a r t f o r d . " T h e best t h i n g I remember is getting the first m a i l f r o m h o m e m y house at Faring, near mother's in letter. T h e worst was a night spent i n a Regensburg off." Co. B., was to A p r i l , where i n some rough going several of m y buddies were k n o c k e d Paradise,

Francis J . , P f c ,

157th Inf., E a s t H a r t f o r d . " T h e best d a y I h a d i n E u r o p e 14th A r m o r e d to come h o m e . " s the 45th I n f a n t r y J u l y 3, when I was transferred f r o m the

Pellegano, N i c h o l a s R . , P f c , H q . C o . , 179th Inf., W a t e r b u r y . " I remember best the E a s t e r S u n d a y t h a t we crossed the R h i n e , near W o r m s . T h a t ' s where they stopped us. A lot of us d i d n ' t k n o w t h a t d a y whether we'd get home or not, a n d a lot of t h e m d i d n ' t . W e left a lot of our boys i n the cemetery at L o h r . " Pelletier, Arthur A . , P f c , H q . Co., 157th Inf., Grosvenordale. " T h e things y o u remember are the destruction a n d the b a d conditions a m o n g the people over there. W h a t e v e r some of the fellows say about the F r e n c h , I ' m F r e n c h a n d I was treated a l l right i n France." Piacenza, S a m u e l S., P f c , C o . F . , 179th Inf., N o r w i c h . " I d i d n ' t k n o w what we were fighting for when I went overseas, but I do now, a n d it was w o r t h fighting for. There were b a d times over there, but I h a d some good ones. G o i n g through G e r m a n y we l i b e r a t e d ' a l l sorts of stuff to eat a n d d r i n k . N o w t h a t i t ' s p r a c t i c a l l y a l l over for me, I ' m m a k i n g plans to go to school after I ' m mustered o u t . "

Piascik, Stephen E . , P f c , C o . H . , 179th Inf., N e w L o n d o n . " I went along on one of those a r m y tours to Berchtesgaden. H i t l e r chose the most beautiful spot i n G e r m a n y to b u i l d , but the place was p r e t t y well banged u p when we got t h e r e . " Rossi, Q u i t o J . , P f c , C o . H . , 157th Inf., Southington. " A u s t r i a , w i t h its snow-capped m o u n tains a r o u n d I n n s b r u c k i n the summer time, is a beautiful c o u n t r y ; but this c o u n t r y is h o m e . " Safron, W i l l i a m , T / 5 , M . D . , 157th Inf., Derby. " I n M a r c h , at L a i n s b u r g , G e r m a n y , west of the R h i n e , I h a d m y worst day. W e were coming through a n open field, t o w a r d a woods, a n d when we got about 25 yards f r o m i t , the G e r m a n s opened up w i t h 2 0 m m flak on us. T h e y ' d been w a i t i n g for us a n d they h a d us zeroed i n . T w o of m y buddies were k i l l e d as they j u m p e d off a t a n k to take cover. I ' l l never forget that d a y . " Schrey, G u s L . , S / S g t . , C o . E . , 157th Inf., N e w B r i t a i n . " T h e steady advance of our armies

" A m o n g the things I remember best is how beautiful the G e r m a n countryside was, a n d how completely destroyed the G e r m a n cities were." Stafko, D a v i d R . , P f c , C o . B . , 157th Inf., B r i d g e p o r t . " M y toughest d a y was at Offenbach, near the R h i n e . W e were i n a n open field, i n a communications. T h e K r a u t s were t h r o w i n g i n a n t i - t a n k , machine gun a r t i l l e r y a n d air bursts. I t was heavy enough to h o l d u p the a t t a c k we were supposed to m a k e u n t i l about d a r k at 7:30. T h e n we took off, swarmed t h r o u g h the woods a n d took the t o w n . I n the m o r n i n g there were a lot of dead Heinies a r o u n d t h e r e . " Sullivan, P a u l B . , M a j . , 1st. B n . , 157th Inf., W e s t H a r t f o r d . " W e fought t h r o u g h A f r i c a , I t a l y , France, Germany and Austria, and i n each c o u n t r y as we went along b o t h the c o u n t r y a n d the people were a n i m p r o v e ment over the last. S o u t h e r n A u s t r i a was beautiful, peaceful a n d untouched b y the devastation of war, a n d I also enjoyed considerable of the time we spent i n F r a n c e . " Tajmajer, Leo W . , P f c , A n t i - T a n k C o . , 179th Inf., N e w B r i t a i n . " W h a t I saw of combat was enough for me a n d i t w o u l d be enough for anybody. If a m a n goes i n for even one d a y of combat, he finds out w h a t he has to go t h r o u g h . H e doesn't k n o w when the end w i l l come. H e has m a n y thoughts r u n n i n g t h r o u g h his m i n d . A n d he's always wishing it w o u l d be the end so he can go back to the good o l d U S A . " Zukowski, Walter J . , Cpl., Co. G., 157th Inf., B r i s t o l . " F r a n c e was a mess. G e r m a n y wasn't quite as b a d . I d i d n ' t have m u c h to do w i t h the F r e n c h a n d n o t h i n g to do w i t h the Germans. I got over there near the end when the going was easier, t h o u g h not too easy." 10

t h r o u g h the Seigfried L i n e was the most impressive of m y experiences d u r i n g the war. W h e r e we broke the line the Germans h a d ditches t w e n t y feet wide a n d t h i r t y feet deep to protect their bunkers a n d pillboxes f r o m t a n k attacks. W e p u t i n bulldozers, w o r k i n g under fire, to fill i n the ditches for t a n k a n d troop crossings, a n d we'd never made i t w i t h o u t t h e m . A n o t h e r rough one for me was the crossing of the R h i n e i n 'ducks', a n d the one I was i n got the first fire f r o m the other side. I made i t a l l right b u t some of our k i d s got i t there." Schwing, J o h n J . , P f c , H q . C o . , 2nd B n . , 179th Inf., Bridgeport. " T w o things w i l l be remembered. T h e w o r r y i n g a n d wondering about what combat w i l l be like, before y o u go i n t o combat, a n d the fact t h a t the d a m n e d weather was worse t h a n the most the Germans could do. I saw four c o u n t r i e s Italy, France, Germany and England. G e r m a n y is at the top, despite the a w f u l devastation i n some of her cities, a n d I t a l y is at the b o t t o m . T h e E n g l i s h are O K . T h e reason w h y G e r m a n y seems better off is t h a t the Jerries took everyt h i n g they w a n t e d i n E u r o p e . " Somma, H e n r y J . , P f c , C a n n o n C o . , 179th Inf., W a t e r b u r y .

THE MEDAL OF HONOR


machine gun was ineffective, whereupon he k i l l e d one w i t h his pistol a n d the second w i t h a rifle t a k e n f r o m another soldier. When a rifleman protecting his gun position was k i l l e d b y a sniper he i m m e d i ately m o v e d the b o d y a n d relocated his machine to gun i n t h a t spot i n order to o b t a i n a better field of fire. H e volunteered cover the platoon's position withdrawal and was the last m a n to leave t h a t night. I n his new he m a i n t a i n e d a n a l l seven flank own was night v i g i l , the next d a y causing 18th, the organization on the left covered the withdrawal of his he

G e r m a n casualties. T h e afternoon of the h a v i n g been forced to w i t h d r a w , he again organization. S h o r t l y thereafter Copy Roosevelt of C i t a t i o n given b y President

seriously wounded over the heart, a n d a passing soldier saw h i m t r y i n g to c r a w l up the e m b a n k m e n t a n d aided h i m to machine reported seen reresume his position b e h i n d the about 10 minutes. Though was

A u g . 30, 1944, w i t h the C o n -

gressional M e d a l of H o n o r to P f c . W i l l i a m J . J o h n s t o n , machine-gunner, C o . G . , 180th Inf., 45th D i v i s i o n , Colchester: " P r i v a t e F i r s t Class W i l l i a m J . J o h n s t o n (Army serial N o . 31,341,252), and Co. G., For ***Infantry, conspicuous the call of On U n i t e d States gallantry Army.

gun w h i c h was soon heard i n action for killed, Private Johnston

t u r n i n g to the A m e r i c a n lines on the m o r n i n g of 19 F e b r u a r y , slowly a n d p a i n f u l l y w o r k i n g his w a y back f r o m his o v e r r u n position t h r o u g h enemy valuable information of lines. H e new gave enemy

intrepidity beyond the near

a t the risk of his life above a n d enemy. 17 February, 1944,

d u t y i n action against

dispositions. H i s heroic determination to destroy the enemy a n d his disregard of his o w n safety aided immeasurably attack, in h a l t i n g a strong enemy caused

Padiglione, I t a l y , he observed

a n d fired

u p o n a n a t t a c k i n g force of a p p r o x i m a t e l y 80 G e r m a n s , causing at least 25 casualties a n d forcing w i t h d r a w a l of the remainder. A l l t h a t d a y he m a n n e d his gun w i t h o u t relief, subject sniper fire. to mortar, artillery and Two Germans individually

an enormous a m o u n t of enemy casualties, a n d so inspired his fellow soldiers t h a t they fought forces."
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for a n d held a v i t a l l y i m greatly superior

portant position against

w o r k e d so close to his position t h a t his

45th DIVISION FACTS


Nickname Thunderbird Division. Shoulder Patch A golden bird w i t h outstretched wings against a red b a c k g r o u n d . T h e t h u n d e r b i r d is a n I n d i a n s y m b o l m e a n i n g sacred bearer of u n l i m i t e d happiness. T h e old S p a n i s h colors i n dicate t h a t the four States ( C o l . , O k l a . , N . M . , a n d A r i z . ) represented b y m e n i n the d i v i s i o n , were settled b y the Spaniards. E a c h side of the square p a t c h represents a State. Slogan Semper A n t i c u s ( A l w a y s F o r ward). Source of Division N a t i o n a l G u a r d units from C o l . , O k l a . , N . M . , a n d A r i z . Left this Country J u n e , 1943, for M e d i t e r r a n e a n T h e a t e r of Operations, landing i n N o r t h Africa. Awards C o . "V of the 157th I n f a n t r y R e g i m e n t received D i s t i n g u i s h e d U n i t C i t a t i o n for action f r o m F e b . 17 to 21, 1944, near Carroceto, I t a l y ; 2 n d B a t t a l i o n of 157th I n f a n t r y R e g i m e n t received Distinquished Unit Citation for action i n I t a l y d u r i n g F e b . 1944; C o . " G " of the 180th I n f a n t r y R e g i m e n t received D i s t i n q u i s h e d U n i t C i t a t i o n for action F e b . 18, 1944, near Padiglione, I t a l y . T h e entire d i v i s i o n was awarded the C r o i x de Guerre w i t h p a l m b y G e n . Charles de G a u l l e on J u l y 2, 1945.

THE CONNECTICUT MEN


The names of the officers and men from the D i v i s i o n were compiled from available official records and by personal interview. Omission of the names of some of the men of the D i v i s i o n is possible despite every effort made to secure complete rosters:

A D A I R , Neil B. A H R E N S , Kenneth A L B A N O , S a l v a t o r e S. A L B E R O , John J . A L E K S E C Z I K , William J . A N D E R S O N , Ralph E. A R M O N A T , Fred W . A R U T E , Joseph F . A S E V I C A , William A. B A G Y U R A , James J . B A Y E R , Anthony P. B E A T T Y , Richard R. B E D N A R Z , William W. B E N N E T T , Thomas W . B E R G M A R K , William P. B E T Z , Victor A . B I E R N A C K I , Henry F. B I O L O , Elio

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93 O u t l o o k A v e . , H a r t f o r d I l l G r a n d St., Waterbury 37 B e l m o n t A v e . , T h o m p s o n v i l l e 49 St. J o h n P L , S t a m f o r d 266 P a r k S t . , H a r t f o r d 651 F r o s t R d . , W a t e r b u r y 76 G a l p i n S t . , N a u g a t u c k 5 W a l l a c e St., N e w B r i t a i n 33 W . C l a y S t . , W a t e r b u r y 155 W h i t t i e r S t . , B r i d g e p o r t 325 S a v i n A v e . , W e s t H a v e n 11 G r i m e s R d . , O l d G r e e n w i c h B o x 345, N o r t h Grosvenordale 63 W a l l S t . , N o r w a l k 95 P a r k w a y D r i v e , S t r a t f o r d 60 M a d i s o n S t . , H a r t f o r d 117 R i c h a r d s S t . , N e w B r i t a i n 57 Y o r k S t . , W a t e r b u r y

B O N I F A Z I , Stephen B O O N E , Elmer A. B O R S A , John A . B O U G O R , David J . B R A Y , Harvey H . B R I S T O L , Allan N . B R O O K S , Allen H . B R O W N , Allen V . B U C K L A N D , Harvey G. B U R K E , Kenneth E . B U R N S , William J . C A M A R O T A , Ralph L. C A N A L E , Louis J . C A S E R I A , Pasquale A . C E L O T T O , Joseph F . C H E R V A N S K Y , Edward J . C H E R V A N S K Y , Joseph J . C H M U R A , Edmund M . C H R Z A N O W S K I , Edmund C I A R L O N I , Anthony C L E M E N T , Anthony L . C O E , Robert J . C O N L O N , Joseph F . C O N S T A N T I N E , Robert P. C O O P E R , Benjamin D . C O S S E T T E , George H . C R O U C H L E Y , Charles D . , J r . C R U I C K S H A N K , William H . , Jr. C R U I T E , James J . C U D A , Dominick R. C Z Y Z N I A K , John W . D A L T O N , Marshall P. D ' A L E S S I O , George T . D E I G N A T , Emil E. D E L A G R A N G E , Clifford K . D E R I N G , Edward D I C K I N S O N , Charles D I L U N G O , Nicholas C. D I O N , Lawrence J . D I P I E T R O , Jerry L . D U N A Y , Joseph J . D U N N , Daniel J . D U N N , Harold V. . D Z I E R Z O W S K I , Joseph T . E D W A R D S , William E. E L S D O N , Norman C. E R I C S O N , Carl J .

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16 P u t n a m St., H a r t f o r d 13 D o w St., N e w H a v e n Whitehall Ave., Mystic 54 Eisenhower D r i v e , N e w B r i t a i n 965 Q u i n n i p i a c A v e . , N e w H a v e n Queen Street, S o u t h i n g t o n East Killingly Town H i l l F a r m , Lakeville College H i g h w a y , G r a n b y 174 M a i n St., R o c k y H i l l 20 B a g g o t t St., W e s t H a v e n 22 B e l d e n St., N e w L o n d o n 29 D i k e m a n St., W a t e r b u r y 36 P a r k St., B r i d g e p o r t 83 H a w t h o r n e St., S t a m f o r d 308 C o l o n y St., F a i r f i e l d 308 C o l o n y St., F a i r f i e l d Goshen R d . , M o o s u p 231 O l d Stratfield R d . , F a i r f i e l d 110 C o l u m b u s A v e . , N e w H a v e n 85 Grace C o u r t , B e t h e l 157 F o u n t a i n St., N e w H a v e n 21 M a p l e St., H a z a r d v i l l e O r c h a r d St., L a k e v i l l e 407 N e w P a r k A v e . , W e s t H a r t f o r d 48 B a r t l e t t St., M e r i d e n 22 C a t o o n a h St., Ridgefield 149 B r o a d w a y , N o r w i c h 21 C e d a r St., A n s o n i a 96 W o o s t e r St., Shelton 173 S p r i n g St., W i n d s o r L o c k s 830 W . M a i n St., M e r i d e n 26 A t w a t e r A v e . , D e r b y 1121 So. M a i n S t . , W a t e r b u r y P e a r l St., N o a n k 66 Stevens St., N e w H a v e n R F D N o . 2, Stepney 685 G r a n d A v e . , N e w H a v e n 110 P u t n a m St., B r i s t o l 31 R o s e m o n t A v e . , W a t e r b u r y B o x 21, Stafford 33 C a y e St., N e w H a v e n 11 346 Salem St., B r i d g e p o r t 243 P r a t t St., M e r i d e n 389 C a p i t o l A v e . , H a r t f o r d R F D N o . 2, Greystone R d . , T e r r y v i l l e 88 C a n a l St., N e w H a v e n

E S I N K E V I C Z , Peter J . E S T A B R O O K , Kenneth F E C T E A U , Roland G. F E L D M A N , Hyman F I T Z G E R A L D , Frank J., Jr. F O R T E , Louis A . G A R C I A , Ernest G A U G E R , Ludwig G E E R , Russell C. G E R V A I S , Reynald F. G E T T Y , William L. G I O B B I , Edward J . G I O R G E T T I , Robert E . G R A N D I E R I , Peter D . G R U D Z I A N , Stanley W . G R Y W A L S K I , Stanley S. G R Z E L A K , Joseph M . G R Z Y B , B e n j a m i n S. G U A R I N I , Joseph M . G U S T A F S O N , Arthur H . G Y M R , Stanley J . H A D D A D , Cwyhibe G. H A D D A D , Peter M . H A D D A D , Spencer M . H E A T H , William J . H E N N E Q U I N , Arthur A. H I L L , William E . Jr., H I N E L I N E , Byron F. H O D K I N S O N , John F . H O F F M A N , Edward J . H O F F M A N , Everett D . H Y L A N D , James A . , J r . J A N E L L E , Raymond L. J A W O R S K I , Joseph J . J O H N S O N , Harold, Jr. J O N E S , Robert M . J O T K O W I T Z , M a x Z. K A W C Z A K , Edward K E L L E Y , William P. K I M B A L L , Keith H . K I R S C H B A U M , Rodney E . K L I A R S K Y , Michael K L U T G A V I C H , Charles M . K O F S U S K E , Raymond J . K O S L O W S K I , Joseph P . K O S T A , Alexander L . K R A J E W S K I , Walter J .

Pfc. lst/Sgt. 2nd L t . Pfc. Pfc. Pfc. S/Sgt. Sgt. T/5 Pfc. Pvt. Pvt. Pfc. 1st L t . Pfc. Pfc. Pvt. Pfc. Pvt. Pfc. S/Sgt. Pfc. Pfc. Pfc. Pfc. Pfc. Pfc. Pfc. Pfc. Cpl. T/Sgt. Pvt. Pfc. Pfc. Pfc. Pfc. Sgt. Cpl. Pfc. T/5 Pfc. Pfc. Pfc. T/Sgt. Pfc. Pfc. Pfc.

55 M a r k e t S t . , N e w B r i t a i n 70 G a r d e n S t . , B r i d g e p o r t 567 N . M a i n S t . , B r i s t o l 36 L e b a n o n A v e . , Colchester 21 K i n g s S t . , N e w H a v e n 286 C l i n t o n A v e . , N e w H a v e n 79 W i l l i a m S t . , N e w H a v e n 64 B a n k S t . , W i n s t e d Green H o l l o w R d . , D a n i e l s o n R F D , Moosup M i l l R d . , Waterford 41 P u t n a m S t . , W a t e r b u r y 54 E l d r i d g e S t . , M a n c h e s t e r 6 M o r r i s St., D a n b u r y 448 E d d y G l o v e r B l v d . , N e w B r i t a i n 253 R e d d i n g R o a d , F a i r f i e l d 36 M e c h a n i c S t . , J e w e t t C i t y 76 N o r t h S t . , M a n c h e s t e r 225 W a l n u t S t . , W a t e r b u r y R F D N o . 1, B r i d g e p o r t Moodus 110 B a l d w i n S t . , W a t e r b u r y 1005 B a l d w i n S t . , W a t e r b u r y 68 U n i o n S t . , W i l l i m a n t i c 62 C a r o l D r i v e , B r i s t o l 171 W a s h i n g t o n S t . , H a r t f o r d 150 M e a d o w S t . , N a u g a t u c k 435 C e n t e r S t . , M e r i d e n R F D N o . 4, N o r w i c h 32 C o l u m b i a S t . , M e r i d e n 889 E l m S t . , N e w H a v e n 405 W a s h i n g t o n S t . , H a r t f o r d 376 W . M a i n S t . , N e w B r i t a i n 939 D i x w e l l A v e . , H a m d e n 125 M i l e s S t . , B r i d g e p o r t 34 H a w l e y S t . , N e w B r i t a i n 109 M a g n o l i a S t . , H a r t f o r d 44 C a p e n S t . , H a r t f o r d 123 G o o d w i n S t . , B r i s t o l 78 U n i o n S t . , B r i s t o l 84 Charles S t . , W a t e r b u r y 120 C l i f t o n S t . , W a l l i n g f o r d 485 M a i n S t . , N e w B r i t a i n 243 W . M a i n S t . , M e r i d e n 12 A r m s t r o n g P L , B r i d g e p o r t Vine H i l l Farm, Elmwood 11 Pleasant S t . , N e w L o n d o n

K U S I A K , John A . K U T Z N E R , Louis J . L A M B O , Anthony F. L A M O U R E U X , Raymond G. L E B E A U , Ernest J . L E E , James A . L E N I A R T , George L E V I N E , Leon L I N D E R , Herbert L I N L E Y , Leonard F . L I P K A , W a l t e r S. L O C K E , Daniel A . L O P E R , Val A. M A G A L D I , Peter A . M A R T I N O , Fred A . M c A R D L E , Joseph M . M c D O W E L L , Charles P . M c N E I L , Robert E . M E A D E , John M . M E A D E , Paul A . M E E H A N , Robert T. M E E K E R , William M I S U K , Bruno A . M O R R E T T I , Arthur M . M O T Y L , Edward J . N E L S O N , Arthur F. O R L A N D O , Salvatoro O R S O N , George P . OSSO, Ernest P . O Z I N S K Y , Alexander P A L M E R , Birdsey G. P A L O W S K I , Edwin R. P A R A D I S E , Francis J . P A T T E R S O N , Stanley E . P A V A N O , Tony P E L L E T I E R , Arthur A . P E L L E G E N O , Nicholas R . P E L Z E R , Manuel H . P E R L E O N I , Edmund F. P H I L L I P S , Edward J . P I A S C I K , Stephen E . P L A C E N Z A , S a m u e l S. P L U M M B E R , Willard N . P O V I N E L L I , Orlando J . P R A T T , Leon F . P R O S S E R , William J . P U R T E L L , William A.

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62 C y p r e s s S t . , B r i s t o l Watertown R d . , Middlebury A t w a t e r Place, Cheshire 276 W a l n u t S t . , W a t e r b u r y 124 B i r c h S t . , W i l l i m a n t i c 177 L o o m i s St., M a n c h e s t e r 218 W e s t T h a m e s St., N o r w i c h 289 Beechwood A v e . , B r i d g e p o r t 691 M a p l e A v e . , H a r t f o r d 1230 M e l v i l l e A v e . , B r i d g e p o r t 90 B r o a d St., N e w B r i t a i n 98 B a r t i a n A v e . , B r i d g e p o r t 161 Henderson R o a d , F a i r f i e l d 159 M a i n S t . , R o c k y H i l l 32 G a r d e n St., N e w H a v e n 1793 E a s t M a i n St., W a t e r b u r y 75 W a t e r v i e w A v e . , B r i d g e p o r t N e w f i e l d St., M i d d l e t o w n 97 V a i l St., W a t e r b u r y 69 N o r t h f i e l d St., G r e e n w i c h 23 W a l l St., Shelton 480 B r o o k s i d e D r . , F a i r f i e l d 1011 W i l l o w St., M e r i d e n 25 B a l t i c S t . , N o r w i c h M a i n St., Scitico T h o r n b e r g St., S t r a t f o r d 22 H a l s e y R d . , N e w B r i t a i n M a i n St., Somersville 39 A n n St., B r i d g e p o r t 26 Crescent Street, A n s o n i a Voluntown 65 L a u r e l S t . , E a s t H a r t f o r d 11 C l a r k S t . , E a s t H a r t f o r d 74 Congress S t . , H a r t f o r d 44 N e w t o n A v e . , P l a i n v i l l e B o x 129, N . , Grovenordale 2 Winchester S t . , W a t e r b u r y 81 B l a k e St., N e w H a v e n 55 Grace S t . , H a r t f o r d 84 B r o o k l y n St., R o c k v i l l e 79 H a r r i s o n S t . , N e w L o n d o n 148 Cliff S t . , N o r w i c h 15 L i n d e n S t . , R o c k v i l l e 124 H o u g h A v e . , B r i d g e p o r t 57 G i l b e r t S t . , N o . B r o o k f i e l d 399 G r e g o r y S t . , B r i d g e p o r t 52 O r c h a r d R d . , W e s t H a r t f o r d

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Yellow M i l l Village, Bridgeport 8 H i g h Street, D a n i e l s o n 25 W i l d e m e r e A v e . , W a t e r b u r y 536 E v e r g r e e n A v e . , H a m d e n 58 D i k e m a n S t . , W a t e r b u r y 343 L y d a l l S t . , M a n c h e s t e r 286 H i g h l a n d St., N e w H a v e n 460 M a i n S t . , S o u t h i n g t o n Wolf Harbor R d . , Milford 35 Stephen S t . , S t a m f o r d 22 N e w H a v e n A v e . , D e r b y 313 R i v e r s i d e A v e . , W e s t p o r t 7 Sedgewick A v e . , D a r i e n 206 S a v o y S t . , B r i d g e p o r t 108 Pleasant S t . , N e w B r i t a i n Great Swamp Road, Glastonbury 115 M o o d y A v e . , B r i d g e p o r t 101 C o n i s t o n A v e . , W a t e r b u r y 8 South Hopmeadow St., Simsbury 59 E a s t A v e . , W e s t H a v e n 31 R a i l r o a d H i l l S t . , W a t e r b u r y 66 R o s e m o n t S t . , H a r t f o r d 499 F r o s t R d . , W a t e r b u r y 31 Pardee S t . , B r i s t o l 16 A l b i o n S t . , W a t e r b u r y 2634 M a i n S t . , B r i d g e p o r t 637 P a r k R o a d , W e s t H a r t f o r d 216 B r o a d S t . , N e w B r i t a i n 122 R o s e l a n d A v e . , W a t e r b u r y 62 C l i n t o n S t . , N e w B r i t a i n 122 C l e v e l a n d S t . , N e w B r i t a i n 7 Grenhart Road, Stamford 485 C o m m o n w e a l t h A v e . , N e w B r i t a i n 391 W o l c o t t S t . , W a t e r b u r y B l d g . 41, A p t . 108 Y . M . V . , B r i d g e p o r t 26 G r e e n w o o d H i l l , S t a m f o r d 11 F r a n k l i n S t . , N e w L o n d o n 21 F i f t h S t . , S t a m f o r d 14 Roosevelt D r . , M i d d l e t o w n 2159 M a i n S t . , H a r t f o r d 128 W a s h i n g t o n A v e . , T o r r i n g t o n 327 R i v e r S t . , B r i d g e p o r t 38 R e s e r v o i r A v e . , B r i d g e p o r t 86 H u b b a r d R o a d , G l a s t o n b u r y 43 T r u m b u l l S t . , P l a i n v i l l e R F D 7, E v e r e t t S t . , N o r w i c h 538 N . M a i n S t . , B r i s t o l