Tag Archives: World War 2

Nashua New Hampshire’s Highly Decorated Military and Civic Leader, Philanthropist, and Volunteer: Carl Amelio (1907-2002)

The story of Carl Amelio’s life, and his accomplishments, could easily fill several volumes. The friendships he made and the community problems that he worked to solve are countless.  He was a mentor, an energetic fund raiser, and a friend … Continue reading

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Hickman Square: Corner Milford and South Main Streets in Manchester NH

This modest monument is easy to miss, sitting in a shaded corner of land next to what is now Darlings Tire and Auto.  At the time that the monument was placed, the land belonged to the Hickman family, as did … Continue reading

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WW2 USAAF Cadet Crash Victim: Manchester NH’s Joseph Francis Roger Raymond (1921-1943)

One of several Military Squares added following World War 2, by an ordinance passed on 16 December 1947 and signed by Mayor Joseph T. Benoit as follows: ” That the westerly approach to the Queen City Bridge, where Queen City … Continue reading

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A Window into World War II: Grenier Field aka Manchester (NH) Airport

When we think or read about air bases during World War II, the great metal birds–the bomber and surveillance airplanes–are what frequently come to mind.  Yet like any microcosm of society, an air base had to organize, to inform, to … Continue reading

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Dedicated to a Fallen Hero: Warriner Playground, Merrimack New Hampshire

Warriner Playground is a small cleared area in the woods on the shore of Naticook Lake, at the west entrance … Continue reading

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