"In verbo veritatis" (2 Cor 6:7)

May 13, 2013

West Nyack Fire Siren, 1943-1945

From October 1943 to September 1945, my father, Joseph B. Komonchak, edited a monthly newsletter for members of the West Nyack Fire Department and other citizens of the hamlet who were serving in the military to keep them informed about doings in the Fire Department and elsewhere in West Nyack and indeed in Rockland County, N.Y. In addition to sending such news out to the men and women in the service, my father also included letters received back from them. The issues of the newsletter , the “West Nyack Fire Siren,” provide a series of snapshots of local history during the Second World War and may be one of the few places where letters from the front can be found. I have copied and scanned the issues, which may be consulted below.

WNFS – 1 – October 1943

WNFS – 2 – November 1943

WNFS – 3 – December 1943

WNFS – 4 – January 1944

WNFS – 5 – February 1944

WNFS – 6 – March 1944

WNFS – 7 – April 1944

WNFS – 8 – May 1944

WNFS – 9 – June 1944

WNFS – 10 – July 1944

WNFS – 11 – August 1944

WNFS – 12 – September 1944

WNFS – 13 – October 1944

WNFS – 14 – November 1944

WNFS – 15 – December 1944

WNFS – 16 – January 1945

WNFS – 17 – February 1945

WNFS – 18 – March 1945

WNFS – 19 – April 1945

WNFS – 20 – May 1945

WNFS – 21 – June 1945

WNFS – 22 – July-August 1945

WNFS – 23 – September 1945

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