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VOL. 113, NO. 12 OCTOBER 28 - NOVEMBER 3, 2021
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for Queens borough president
BY JULIA MORO
The plaza at the intersection of
Grand and Flushing avenues
in Maspeth will be named aft er
local World War II veteran Stanley E.
Wdowiak was awarded the Navy
Cross for extraordinary bravery
and heroism after capturing an
enemy submarine and its crew.
Wdowiak and another sailor, armed
with rifl es and grenades, salvaged
the submarine. The capture was off
the northwestern coast of Africa on
June 4, 1944.
The submarine also contained a
valuable codebook and an “enigma
machine,” which the U.S. used to
decode communications in the German
military just before D-Day. This
information saved thousands of U.S.
and Allied Troops.
Councilman Robert Holden said
he is proud to co-name part of 64th
Avenue aft er Wdowiak.
“The location was chosen because
it’s near where he lived on Grand
Avenue. Many of his neighbors enthusiastically
in support of this co-naming and I
am very happy to fulfi ll their request,”
Holden said. “Mr. Wdowiak’s service
is inspirational to us all.”
Wdowiak grew up in Maspeth and
enlisted in the U.S. Navy at the age of
17. He died in 1988.
A ceremony to honor Wdowiak will
be held at 11 a.m. on Nov. 6.
Ridgewood Savings Bank celebrates 100 years of service: See Page 3
Local veteran to
in Maspeth plaza
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