Tag Archives: World War II

WW2 Casualty Gunner over Germany: Manchester NH’s S/Sgt Arthur Michael St. Pierre (1920-1944)

In 1955 an ordinance stated, “That the square located where South Maple Street, Vinton Street and South Willow Street intersects, be officially designated and known…as ‘Arthur M. St. Pierre Square’.” This was approved on 20 March 1956 and signed by … Continue reading

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Casualty of WW2 D-Day Invasion: Manchester NH’s Cpl. Bernard C. Mullen (1908-1944)

A Military Square was designated by Manchester, New Hampshire city ordinance, approved 18 October 1949 and signed by Mayor Josaphat T. Benoit: “That the name ‘Bernard C. Mullen’ be and the same is hereby bestowed on the Parker Street Bridge, … Continue reading

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WW2 Day of Infamy Casualty at Hickam Field: Manchester NH’s Pvt. Maurice J. St. Germain (1921-1941)

The City of Manchester’s Board of Alderman passed several ordinances on 16 December 1947, signed by Mayor Joseph T. Benoit. One stated as follows: “That the square located where Amory Street, North Main Street, and Coolidge Avenue intersects be officially … Continue reading

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Manchester NH World War I Casualty: Bernard B. Barry (1893-1918)

An unassuming plaque sits at the corners of Hall Street and Lake Avenue in Manchester New Hampshire, proclaiming: PVT. BERNARD B. BARRY Co. E. — 309th INF. 78 DIV. KILLED IN ACTION OCT. 16, 1918 IN THE ARGONNE FOREST But … 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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