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Roy H. Weidlich Yearbook Photo

Hackensack High School
Yearbook Photo
1938

 

George Toriello researched this information on November 27, 2017.  Roy H. Weidlich’s name on the Original Wall Unit at Hackensack High School is incorrectly spelled ‘Roy H. Weidlick’ with a star next to it, then the Dedication page 1946 High School Yearbook has it ‘Ray H. Weidlich’ which is incorrect again, but finally the Plaque at City Hall has his name as written above which we believe correctly ‘Roy H. Weidlich’.

Roy H. Weidlich was born July 18, 1920, and according to the 1940 Federal Census he was living with his grandparents at 14 Second Street Hackensack, New Jersey. Roy H. Weidlich enlisted into the service on January 3, 1942 that is only a few weeks after Pearl Harbor
Roy H. Weidlich served in the Army Air Corp with the 732nd Bomber, 453rd Bomber Group, which happened to be the same unit that actor Jimmy Stewart served in with the 8th Air Force.  The Aircraft Roy H. Weidlich was flying in when he was Killed in Action on May 9, 1944 was a
B-24 Liberator. 

This material’s source was <US Headstone Application for Military Veterans 1925-1963>. 

Roy H. Weidlich would have received a Purple Heart.

Let us always be grateful for his sacrifice.

Written by:
Bob Meli
July 24, 2018

 

Background image of B-24 Liberator during World War II obtained from:
https://stmed.net/wallpaper-205383