World War II: Alvin R. Grossman, U.S. Army Air Corps, 2nd Lieutenant, Serial No. 0-803810


Alvin R. Grossman earned his Army pilot wings just two weeks before his death on June 14, 1943. Grossman, a 2nd lieutenant in the U.S. Army Air Corps, died in the line of duty while conducting training exercises aboard a navigation training plane.   

This Clark Fallen Hero is buried at the Oheb Shalom Cemetery in Hillside, New Jersey.  

Grossman is one of two Clark Fallen Heroes for whom a street in the township has yet to be named.  By ordinance, the Township of Clark names its new streets after the Fallen Heroes.


Clark's Fallen Heroes profiles those 21 soldiers from Clark who died in service to their country. Author William Duffy’s research into Clark’s fallen heroes included such primary sources as United States military records kept at the National Archive, articles and reports from “The Elizabeth Daily Journal,” photographs, letters and, when possible, interviews with family members and friends of the deceased.

Find out more about William Duffy:    One Man’s Quest to Keep Alive the Memory of Clark’s War Dead

The series runs daily through Memorial Day, 2017.  Click for an index of stories. 


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