William Gaydos

Gaydos KIA in North Atlantic

Merchant Marine William Gaydos, a messman, of Cortlandt Street, was killed when his freighter the Yorkmar was hit by a torpedo and sank in the North Atlantic on Oct. 9, 1943, killing all 22 aboard.

(Oct. 28, 1943) -- Seaman William Gaydos, 26, formerly of Cortlandt Street, was believed killed when his vessel was sunk during enemy action.

Gaydos joined the Merchant Marine on July 15. He went on active duty in September.

He trained at Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn.

Gaydos has been married since January 1935 to Anna, nee Kinsley.

The young man grew up in East Rutherford.

Among other survivors is his brother Joseph, a sergeant in the Army Air Force.


The Belleville Times, Oct. 14, 28, 1943

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