WWII veteran celebrates 101st birthday

On Sunday, Alex Strohmayer celebrated his 101st birthday at the Northeast Jewish Center, surrounded by his four children, six grandchildren and two grandchildren.

News 12 Staff

Dec 22, 2021, 12:41 AM

Updated 881 days ago

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A World War II veteran celebrated his 101st birthday in Yonkers.
Alex Strohmayer was born in Vienna, Austria in 1920 and came to Ellis Island with his family when he was 8 years old.
His family invested in a garage business, so he started learning about automobiles. From there, he set his sights on becoming an aviator.
He completed over 35 missions over Europe as an ace B-17 bomber pilot.
On Sunday, he celebrated his 101st birthday at the Northeast Jewish Center, surrounded by his four children, six grandchildren and two grandchildren.


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