George Edward Nalbach.


George Edward Nalbach.


Photo of soldiers in barracks. 6.5 x 5.5 cm.

Photo of George without shirt. 8 x 7.5 cm.

George in front of Quonset hut. 9 x 6.5

Group of three soldiers. 9 x 12 cm.

George in front of his parents’ Newton Falls home. 9 x 9 cm.

Group shot on board ship. George is 5th from left in the front row. 12.5 x 17.5 cm.

Documents – Discharge papers, Separation Notice and Honorable Discharge, Military Education Record.








Warren (Ohio)

Original Format



Gift of daughter Patricia Mayes.


Scan of original photographs.

George Edward Nalbach was born September 13, 1927 at his home on Austin Avenue in Warren, Ohio, son of Lyda and Peter Straley. He attended Newton Falls High School, but when his father died he quit school in the tenth grade to join the merchant marine. Following World War II George worked at Copperweld and then at Rockwell International, from which he retired in 1976, and at Clyde Cole Cadillac from 1982-1993. He married Florence Lucille Brockett (d 1964) on September 15, 1948, and they produced nine children; William George (December 1, 1946), Patricia Anne (February 16, 1949), James Edward (June 1, 1950), Sally Jean (December 10, 1951), Michael Lynn (July 31, 1953), Christopher Lee (November 10, 1956), Amy Gail (December 1, 1957), Kelly Joe (December 16, 1960) and Jeffrey Scott (June 16, 1963), plus Robert Jay (June 12, 1974) and Timothy Victor (February 28, 1976) by his second wife Myrtle Marie Rhodes, whom he married November 21, 1970. He was a member of the Newton Falls VFW and the American Legion. George died on August 24, 1999 in Warren and was buried in the Newton Falls West Cemetery.

George enlisted in the Army Corps on April 15, 1946 in Cleveland. He served as an information center operator with the 623rd Aircraft Control and Warning Squadron on Okinawa where he received information by telephone from radar stations and placed small markers on plotting boards to indicate the presence, type, directions and altitude of all aircraft in the vicinity. He was discharged on September 24, 1947 with the rank of Private First Class, and was awarded the World War II Victory Medal and the Army of Occupation Medal-Japan.


Patricia Mayes.

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