Lost Files from West Haven 2010

Honoring the Boys!

Lost Files from West Haven High School, West Haven, CT. – files of the boys who left school to  join the service after the bombing of Pearl Harbor!

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December 7, 1941

Pearl Harbor was attacked without warning by the Japanese Navy on the morning of Dec. 7, 1941. That attack claimed more than 2,400 American lives and within 90 minutes, sank four battleships, two destroyers and damaged many aircraft, buildings and ships.

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In visiting the West Haven Military Museum in November (2015), I discovered a frame on the wall as I was leaving. As I read and looked at all the names of the boys, I was excited to  discover that this piece of history had been saved and preserved here in the museum.

I posted most of the photos that day on my Facebook page, but I held these photos for this blog post today – December 7th – to honor these boys who joined to fight in WWII.

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I have pasted the pages of the boys names below.

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4 Responses to Lost Files from West Haven 2010

  1. Jana says:


    I want to let you know that your post is listed in today’s Fab Finds post at http://janasgenealogyandfamilyhistory.blogspot.com/2015/12/follow-friday-fab-finds-for-december-11.html

    Have a wonderful weekend!

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  2. Judy Guion says:

    Jeanne, I was amazed at the number of young men from West Haven who left school for the service. (Is this West Haven, CT?) My uncle left school when he turned 18 and followed his 4 older brothers into the service. Trumbull, CT was a much smaller town back then. I honestly don’t know how many boys signed up but I think there were less than a dozen from my Uncle’s class.
    Interestingly, he was home on bereavement leave when his class held their graduation and he was able to attend, along with 2 or 3 others. They were all given Diplomas.

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