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Three Gold Stars
By R. J. Rosamilia
The story of the three Lewandowski brothers of Lyndhurst, New Jersey
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Walter M. Lewandowski
Born January 9, 1920 Sergeant, 3rd Marine Division, 3rd Regiment, 1st Battalion, A Company.
Born January 20, 1925 Private First Class, 9th Army, XIII Corps., 102nd Infantry, 406th Regiment, 1st Battalion, C Company.
William J. Lewandowski
Born February 28, 1918 Second Lieutenant - B-17 Co-pilot, 8th Air Force 398th Bomber Group, 603rd Bomb Squadron.
Comments on Three Gold Stars
"It is quite a poignant story of a family that gave more in World War II than was their share." JOHN S.D. EISENHOWER
"Outstanding job...a splendid work." WALLACE BLACKWELL, U.S.Air Force (Retired)
"I recommend that you read it and enjoy the wonderful camraderie of this remarkable family." CHARLOTTE SAVINO, Lyndhurst Leader Newspapers
"Thanks for a fine job." LT. COLONEL, WILLIAM LEWANDOWSKI JR.
"The book is unique." CHARLES SIEGER, Director: Lyndhurst Library
I enjoyed reading about the family of one of the young men who came over to help us out." PEGGY WELLS, Nuthampstead, England
"I applaud efforts to promote this book." SENATOR ROBERT TORRICELLI
About the Author
The author is a long time resident of Toms River, New Jersey. He is a graduate of Seton Hall University, the father of three grown children, and a former newspaper writer, columnist and editor. He retired recently after twenty-seven years as an English and History teacher in Brick Township, N.J. schools.
Research for the book included contacts that furnished information from throughout the United States, Canada, England, the Netherlands, Germany and many, Polish-American organizations. The author did some of the research for the book at the site of the 398th Bomber Squadron at Nuthampstead, England. Portions of the book contain eye-witness accounts of the service careers of the Lewandowski brothers. Information was supplied by Frank Morrison, of Wichita, Kansas, the radio operator on the Ellis/Lewandowski crew; Ed Wray Smith of Nashville, Tennessee, a comrade to Alex during the fighting at Apweiler; Albert Cone, their battalion commander, and Robert Keosian of Hawthorne, N.J. who served with Walter and was with him to his last day.