PVT in 603rd Engineer Camouflage Bn : Co D; HQ & Service Co
Born 1915 in CT
County of residence at enlistment: New York County, NY
Other residence(s): New York, NY
United States Army, European Theatre of Operations
Occupation before the war: designers
College education before the war: 1 year
Sid Eisenberg was born on June 29, 1915 in Bridgeport, CT, the youngest of three children. His parents had both been born in Russia; his father worked as a carpenter.
He graduated from Bridgeport Central High School in 1933, where "Berg" was a member of the drama club and the glee club, and served on the entertainment committee for the sophomore, junior, and senior dances.
His father had died sometime in the 1930s, and the family moved to New York City between 1935 and 1940. At the time he registered for the draft, on October 16, 1940, Sidney was working as an assistant designer at Capri Frocks on Broadway, a ladies' dress manufacturer.
He enlisted on October 6, 1942, stating that he was a designer and had completed one year of college. He served in the 603rd Engineer Camouflage Battalion in Europe during the war.
Fellow soldier Seymour Nussenbaum's scrapbook recounts several of Sid's adventures, and documents his performance of "Meet Miss Honeysuckle" at the Blarney Breakdown performance in Luxembourg in October, 1944.
After the war he returned to New York; a 1950 shipboard manifest for a trip to Bermuda shows he was married and living in the Bronx, but nothing else is known of his life.
1933 high school yearbook (see below)
There is also a May 1944 photo in Seymour Nussenbaum's scrapbook (in Stratford)
1933 high school yearbook
1940 draft record
1942 enlistment record
1944-1945 Seymour Nussenbaum scrapbooks
1950 shipboard manifest, Bermuda to NY