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This Day in Norwood History-November 27, 1944-Sst. Joseph Rukstalis Playing Vital Ordnance Role

Staff Sergeant Joseph Rukstalis Playing Vital Ordnance Role

SIXTH ARMY GROUP. France — Keeping in running order the hundreds of jeeps, sedans, trucks and other vehicles used by Sixth Army Group headquarters — under which are the American Seventh and French First Armies — in France is the task of an ordnance maintenance platoon. Among the soldiers in this platoon is Sst. Joseph Rukstalis of 39 Austin street, Norwood.

Set up in a garage, these veterans of North Africa and Italy are proud of the “homelike” appearance of their shop and of the efficiency with which they accomplish their task. One of their pet “tools” is a jeep, converted into a high-powered. six-wheeled wrecker that can tow machines many times its size.

In addition to automotive maintenance. these soldiers also operate a small arms repair shop for the headquarters.

This Day In Norwood History-February 5, 1943-Hospital Handles More Cases in 1942

This Day In Norwood History-February 5, 1943-Hospital Handles More Cases in 1942

44% Of Patients Prove To Be Norwood Residents Topping all previous years in the number of cases handled, the total of 4066 individuals who were treated at the Norwood Hospital…

The Tanneyhill & Diggs Families of Norwood

The Tanneyhill & Diggs Families of Norwood

Two Influential African-American Families in Norwood This story begins in the aftermath of the U. S. Civil War and the Emancipation Proclamation. Two Black families move to Norwood.Using photos donated…

This Day In Norwood History-February 4, 1941-Federal Auxiliary Airport in Norwood Asked in Proposal to State Legislature

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While the legislative committee on military affairs remained deadlocked over the site for a new state-operated East Boston Airport auxiliary landing field, Senator Mason Sears of Dedham yesterday gained suspension…

This Day in Norwood History-February 3, 1948-Count Von Rumford Branded Spy By Historical Society Speaker

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Painting of Sir Benjamin Thompson, Count Rumford by Thomas Gainsborough 1783 A letter written in a nut-bark fluid to General Thomas Gage, British leader in the American Revolution, has recently been discovered and…

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