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Irving (Itzchok) Weinberg

PVT in 406th Engineer Combat Co

Military occupational specialty: 189 (rigger)


Born 1920 in Poland, Died 1972

County of residence at enlistment: Bronx County, NY
Other residence(s): Bronx, NY
United States Army, European Theatre of Operations
Occupation before the war: semiskilled chauffeurs and drivers, bus, taxi, truck, and tractor
Notes: birth name Itzchok Weinberg
Source: Special Order 19, 23d HQ, Camp Forrest, 7 April 1944;

Itzchok Weinberg was born on July 15 or 20, 1920 in Markowa, Poland (near the Russian border, and sometimes a part of Russia). His father emigrated to the US via Montreal, Canada, arriving in New York in January, 1921. He was still living there without his wife and son in 1931 when he was sworn in as a citizen. Itzchok and his mother must have arrived soon after, since Itzchok's younger brother was born in New York in 1933.

By the time of the 1940 census, Itzchok was known as Irving. His father was working in construction, his mother in a carpet factory, and he, himself, as a clerk in a dry goods store. The family was living in the Bronx, and Irving and his mother were not yet naturalized. He registered for the draft on February 15, 1942; at the time he was working at Hamilton Radio Company, assembling radios. A year later, on March 11, 1943, he enlisted in the Army and was assigned to the 406th Engineer Combat Company as a rigger. By that time he had become a citizen, and indicated that he had completed three years of high school.

Irving served in Europe with the unit, and was discharged on October 27, 1945. In 1952 he married Laura Primavera Siriani, whose first husband had been murdered in 1942. According to an ancestry family tree in which he appears, the Weinbergs had two children—David and one other. The second child may have been Laura's daughter from her first marriage; she had been an infant when her father was killed.

Nothing is known about his life or work after that. He died on July 6, 1972 in Schaumburg, IL.


1930 father's immigration record

1940 census

1942 draft record

1943 enlistment record

1952 marriage record

1972 VA death record

1972 Social Security death index

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