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Pilot Casualty of World War 2: Nashua, New Hampshire’s Ensign Paul Boire, USNR

Ensign Paul Amie Boire is hailed as the first Nashua pilot to “make the supreme sacrifice” in World War II. He was the third child and second son of George F. & Angelina (Lapierre) Boire, born in Nashua NH on … Continue reading

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WW2 Captured at Bataan, Philippines, Died A POW: Somersworth New Hampshire’s Lt. Col. Joseph Albert Sullivan (1895-1942)

Joseph Albert Sullivan was born in Somersworth, Strafford County, New Hampshire in 1895 to Dennis & Lizzie (Casey) Sullivan. His father worked as a barber, and his grandparents on both sides were Irish. He grew up and attended school in … 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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New Hampshire’s Fighter Pilot Ace and Institute President, Brigadier General Harrison Reed "Harry" Thyng (1918-1983)

Harry Thyng was born in Laconia New Hampshire in 1918, and grew up in Barnstead, and attended Pittsfield High School … Continue reading

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