“Young Patsy Gaydos Meets Her Daddy” – WWII Navy

Source:  Rockford Morning Star 12/12/1944

Sylvester A. Gaydos, first class electrician’s mate and Mrs. Gaydos, the former Dorothy Hennessey

11 month old Patsy Gaydos, born while her father was in the South Pacific

“Sy,” a former Rockford resident, enlisted in the Navy Dec. 5, 1939.  He was in Manilla when the war broke out and at Saipan.

At the end of his leave he went to Miami, Fla. to attend school and will go from there to San Pedro, California, before starting out on a rescue ship.

Sylvester is the son of Mrs. Eric Axelson, RR#1, Belvidere.




“Operates for entire year without lost-time accident” – 1944, Green River Ordnance Plant

SourceL The Green River News; employee newspaper of The Green River Ordnance Plant (GROP), Dixon IL, 3/24/1944