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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’.

Written by:
Bob Meli
July 24, 2018

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 and rose to the rank of Staff Sergeant with the 8th Air Force, 735th Bomber Squadron, 453rd Bomber Group, which happened to be the same, 453rd Bomber Group, that actor Jimmy Stewart served in with the 8th Air Force.  The Aircraft Roy H. Weidlich was flying in as a Tail Gunner when he was Killed in Action on May 9, 1944, was a B-24 Liberator. 

I do not know where from or when Roy H. Weidlich was repatriated to George Washington Memorial Cemetery in Paramus, New Jersey.

Roy H. Weidlich also received the Purple Heart for his sacrifice.

This material’s sources were, Excerpt from web site American Air Museum in Britain and <US Headstone Application for Military Veterans1925-1963> 

Written by:
Bob Meli
April 16, 2020

 

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