Sgt. Anthony T. Calista
Sgt Anthony T. Calista grew up at 361 Democrat Rd. He was son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Calista. He attended Broad St school at graduated from Paulsboro High School in 1938. He worked for DuPont’s in Gibbstown Before being inducted in the US Army in 1941. He was Killed in action during the North Africa Campaign on April 3, 1943. Sgt Calista is buried at St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Swedesboro. He was 24 years old when he died. He was the first resident of Gibbstown to lose his life in WW 2. Our post is named after him.
PFC Anthony Carbone
Pvt Anthony Carbone grew up in the Weiss Hill section of Gibbstown which is off Berkley Rd. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Salvatore Carbone. He was inducted in the US Army in July 1942. He participated in the Campaign in North Africa, Sicily and Italy. Pvt Carbone was killed in action in Italy in Nov 1943. He was 22 years old when he died. He is buried at St. Josephs Cemetery in Swedesboro. He came to America from Sicily as a youngster. He was a football and wrestling star at Paulsboro High School.
SSgt William Duncan
SSgt William Duncan lived up on Tomlin Sta Rd with his wife, Frances. SSGT Duncan served in the US Army and died in England on February 15, 1944. At the time of his death his son William Jr was 11 months old. He was 27 years old at the time of his death. He is interred at Eglington Cemetery in East Greenwich.
Cpl Arthur "Jake” Smith
Cpl Arthur "Jake” Smith lived on Repauno Ave and served in the US Army. He was married in February 1944 before he was shipped off overseas. He was Killed in Action in Normandy France on June 10, 1944. He is buried at Woodbury Memorial Gardens.
PFC William Gehman
PFC William Gehman grew up on 32 School St, he went to Broad St School and graduated from Paulsboro High School in 1936 where he excelled at Basketball. He served 2 years in the US Army Air Corp from 1938 to 1940 and after discharge worked at DuPont’s in Gibbstown. Right before Pearl Harbor he recalled to active duty. PFC William Gehman was a Ball Turret Gunner on a B-17. He was killed when his B-17 crashed during a training accident in Tallahassee Florida on July 30, 1944.
TSgt Adam Pszwaro
T/Sgt Adam Pszwaro grew up on S. Market St. He attended Broad St school and was an athlete at Paulsboro High School. He served in the US Army and was killed in action in Italy on Sept 17, 1944. He is interred in St. Josephs Cemetery in Chews Landing.
TSgt James Reynolds
T/Sgt James Reynolds lived at 63 Jackson Ave and was the son of Mr. and Mrs. James Reynolds Sr. He graduated from Paulsboro High School in 1940. He enlisted in US Army Air Corp in August 1940. He was a radio operator with the 6th Photo Recon Group. His bomber was shot down in the Pacific on mission from New Guinea to the Philippines on September 30, 1944.
Sgt George Snyder
Sgt George Snyder he lived on Tomlin Station Rd and served in the US Army. Sgt Snyder was killed in action in Germany on Oct 4, 1944. His dream was to be a professional baseball player.
2nd Lt Julius Glickman
2nd Lt Julius Glickman lived at 600 West Broad St and was the only son of Mr. and Mrs. Al Glickman. He attended Broad St School and graduated from Paulsboro High school and further went on to Graduate from Temple University. He was assigned to the 774th Bomber Squadron, 456 Bomber Group, 15th Air Force as a Navigator on B-24 Liberators. On November 11, 1944 Lt Glickman’s aircraft was reported missing somewhere over the Mediterranean Sea and his name is enshrined on the Tablets of the Missing or Buried at Sea at the Sicily-Rome American Cemetery in Nettuno Italy.
YN1 (Yeoman First Class (Petty Officer) David Green
YN1 David Green he was born and raised at 5 W. Broad St. He attended Broad St School and graduated from Paulsboro High School. He enlisted in the US Navy and was assigned to the USS Mississinewa (AO-59). YN1 Green was reported missing in action when his ship was torpedoed attacked and sunk in the South Pacific on Nov 20, 1944.
T/5 (Cpl) Larry Fernan
T/5 (Cpl) Larry Fernan- Lived on Walnut St with his wife Betty and young son Larry Jr. He served in the US Army and was seriously wounded on Dec 30, 1944 in Luxembourg and died of his wounds on Jan 18, 1945. He was 23 years old when he died. He is buried at St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Swedesboro. He left a son Larry Jr 5 yrs old at the time of his death.
SSgt John Corradetti
S/Sgt John Corradetti was born and raised on Adalisa Ave. and was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Dominic Corradetti. He attended Broad St School and graduated from Paulsboro High School. He was inducted into US Army Air Corp. He was assigned as gunner on a B-17. S/Sgt Corradetti was killed in action while on a bombing mission over Germany on Feb 22, 1945. He is buried at St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Swedesboro.
Sgt George "Buddy" Langley
Sgt George "Buddy” Langley lived on Democrat Road. He attended and Broad St School and graduated from Paulsboro High School where he was a star athlete. He was inducted into the United States Army Air Forces. Sergeant Langley was Killed In Action over the skies of Germany on April 19, 1945 and now rests in Eglington Cemetery.
Chief Petty Officer Alfonse Povilanski
Chief Petty Officer Alfonse Povilanski lived on Casperson Street. Chief Petty Officer Povilanski enlisted in the United States Navy in 1935 and was reported missing from his tanker during a large typhoon in the Pacific on March 2, 1945.
GM3c (Gunner's Mate, 3rd class) Harry Parker
GM3c Harry Parker served in the US Navy and on served onboard USS Bush DD-529. On April 6, 1945, the BUSH was on radar about 51 miles north of Okinawa as part of the invasion of Okinawa. The Japanese launched more than 600 planes aimed at the invasion force supporting allied troops which had landed April 1st. An estimated 230 of the attacking planes were kamikaze planes. On April 6, 1945, 3 kamikazes planes struck the USS Bush, GM3c Parker was killed during one of those strikes and. The USS Bush was sunk as a result of the kamikaze attacks and GM3c Parker is assumed to have gone down with the USS Bush.
2nd Lt. Robert Gouge
2nd Lt. Robert Gouge he lived on 52 W. Broad St and was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Ulysses Gouge. He served in the US Army Air Forces and was Bombardier on the B-24 Liberator. Lt. Gouge was killed in action when his B-24 was shot down over Dortmund Germany on March 7, 1945. His body was repatriated with his crew mates after the war and a monument bearing his name and the other 8 crew members was placed in Arlington National Cemetery where they now rest.
PFC Edward Finan
PFC Edward Finan lived on W. Broad St, attended Broad St School and graduated Paulsboro High School. He was inducted in to the US Army. He was seriously wounded in the European Theatre and died at home upon return to the US.
PFC Johnson "Dutch" Steidler
PFC Johnson Steidler was born and raised on Center St. He attended Broad St School and graduated from Paulsboro High School in 1966 where he was a star athlete in Basketball and Baseball. He entered the US Army right out of High school and was assigned to 173 Airborne Brigade and arrived in Vietnam in March 1967. PFC Steidler was Killed In Action on June 22, 1967 in Dak-To, Kontum Province, Vietnam dubbed by the Airborne as the Battle of the Slopes. In 1970, Gibbstown named the Little League field Johnson "Dutch” Steidler Field a name that remains on that field to this day. Dutch is laid to rest at Beverly National Cemetery in NJ. He was 19 years old at the time of his death.
Capt Ryan Iannelli
Capt Ryan Iannelli was born and raised in Clarksboro and graduated from Kingway High School in 2002. In his senior year book he was praised for being the student with the most school spirit and the one who did the most for Kingsway Regional High School. He is the son of Donna and Ken Iannelli. (Donna has very strong roots here in Gibbstown, her maiden name is Futia and she was born and raised here.) He went on to graduate from Oral Roberts University. In 2009 Ryan received his commission in the United States Marine Corps. He was assigned as a Cobra attack helicopter Pilot with Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 269. His squadron was deployed to Afghanistan. Captain Iannelli was Killed In Action on September 28, 2011 in Helmand Province, Afghanistan. Captain Iannelli was laid to rest in the Gloucester County Memorial Cemetery, Monroe Township. He was 27 years old at the time of his death.