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Newton MA Oak Hill Park

Veterans for whom Oak Hill Park Streets are Named


The names of 261 servicemen, from Newton, who died in World War II were considered for

use in naming Oak Hill Park streets and paths. 33 names were selected, at random. The

original signs were of cast metal, with the letters in strong relief and a gold star projecting

from the top. Later signs were of sheet metal, with a gold star painted above the name.

Modern signs are of the standard white on green design, and do not carry the star.


Joseph T. Antonellis (1916-1944) CPL, US Army Chemical Warfare

George L. Avery (1925-1945)

George appeared in the 1943 Yearbook at Most Popular, but no individual record of him in the alphabetical listing, so he may have joined the service before graduation.

Peter A. Bontempo (1922-1945) PFC, US Army

Albert A. Caldon (1918-1944) CPL, US Army

William F. Callahan, Jr. (1920-1945) 2LT, 85th Mtn. Inf. Regt.

(the Callahan Tunnel in Boston is also named for him)

John L. Caulfield (1917-1944) 1LT, US Army    KIA, Omaha Beach

Paul R. Cavanaugh (1921-1944)

Sarkis Chinian (1924-1945) PFC, USMC

Harvey J. Cibel (1918-1943) 2LT, USAAF

Russell C. Colella (1913-1944)

Wilfred B. Considine (1920-1944) TSGT, US Army

Lawrence Early (1896-1944) CPT, US Army

Francis A. Fredette (1906-1944) CM 1/c, US Navy

Robert M. Hanson (1922-1944) 1LT, USMC Aviation, 25 victories (Medal of Honor)

John S. Hay (1921-1944) USAAF

Mainolph Valen Kappius (1899-1945) CMDR, USNR (Flight Surgeon)

Russell Keller, Jr. (1916-1942) LT, US Naval Aviation


William J. Kerr (1921-1944) EM 3/c, US Navy

Francis P. McCarthy (1917-1942) CPT, USMC Aviation (Dist. Flying Cross)

William E. Nightingale (1924-1945) Flying Officer, RCAF

Frederick P. O’Connell (1921-1944) CPL, VMCR Class III-C

John J. O’Rourke (1908-1942) PFC, Tech 5/c

William H. Osborne (1913-1945) SGT, USAAF

Robert Shumaker (1924-1944) ENS, US Naval Aviation; 2LT, USMC (NAVC)

George B. Shute (1923-1945) PVT, US Army

William A. Spiers (1924-1944) Co. C, 101st Airborne Division

Frederick H. Timson, Jr. (1906-1945) PVT, USAAF

Nicholas Tocci (1920-1945) PVT, US Army

Hugh Van Roosen (1922-1943) LT(jg), USN, Annapolis (Navy Cross)

Hugh Van Roosen for whom Van Roosen Rd is named. B1922 G1938 D1943

Paul H. Van Wart (1922-1945) SGT, USAAF

George E. Walsh (1906-1945) PVT, US Army

Frank W. Young, Jr. (1912-1944 ) SGT, US Army