26 Missing Women
   
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WW II
 

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Page last updated:   August 6, 2019

( Page originally created on August 1, 2019 )


     During World War II " 26 Women " went missing from the Armed Forces of the United States and their remains were never recovered !   This page is dedicated to remembering all 26 of them that " Gave Their All ! " in the service to our country so that they will never be forgotten.

     There are personal "online memorials" for each of these honored Women that were created for them by using the "Find A Grave" website.   You will see a blue " Yes " behind their names and by clicking on the " Yes " you will see a personal memorial that has been created for them by myself or someone else.


Key to Abbreviations and Notes

AM  =  Awarded the "Air Medal" ~ ( Meritorious achievement while participating in aerial flight and/or single acts of merit or heroism, or for meritorious service. )

PH  =  Awarded the "Purple Heart" ~ ( Awarded for being wounded in action )

Other Medals  =  Such as Good Conduct Medals, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medals, American Defense Service Medals, etc. " Are Not " included in this listing.

  =  Picture of person shown on online memorial

  =  Picture of tombstone shown on online memorial

Cenotaph  =  A memorial stone only  ~  " OR "  ~  Remains not recovered  ~  " OR "  ~  Interred somewhere unknown.


Listed alphabetically by Last Name

   Last Name, First Name, M.I.   ~   Photos ~ Awards ~ Place Of Passing
Military
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
 For Online 
Memorial
Click on
" Yes "
 Beatty,  Velma  ~   ~ PH ~ At Sea
First
Lieutenant
73rd
Evacuation Hospital Unit
Women's Army Corps
California
Missing In Action
June 30, 1945
Manila
American Cemetery
Philippines
" Yes "
Cenotaph
 Brohinsky,  Rose  ~   ~ n/a ~ At Sea
        Passenger on C-47B #44-76406
Private
First Class
Women's
Army Corps
New York
Missing In Action
May 30, 1945
North Africa
American Cemetery
Tunisia
" Yes "
Cenotaph
 Cooper,  Doris F.  ~   ~ n/a ~ At Sea
        Passenger on C-47B #44-76406
Sergeant
Women's
Army Corps
Illinois
Missing In Action
May 30, 1945
North Africa
American Cemetery
Tunisia
" Yes "
Cenotaph
 Erard,  Rita F.  ~   ~ n/a ~ At Sea
        Passenger on C-47 #41-18554
Second
Lieutenant
172nd
General Hospital
Army Nurse's Corps
New York
Missing In Action
March 4, 1945
Manila
American Cemetery
Philippines
" Yes "
Cenotaph
 Flannery,  Flossie D.  ~    ~ n/a ~ At Sea
        Passenger on C-47B #44-76406
Private
First Class
Women's
Army Corps
Indiana
Missing In Action
May 30, 1945
North Africa
American Cemetery
Tunisia
" Yes "
Cenotaph
 Friend,  Frieda C.  ~   ~ n/a ~ At Sea
        Passenger on C-47B #44-76406
Private
First Class
Women's
Army Corps
New York
Missing In Action
May 30, 1945
North Africa
American Cemetery
Tunisia
" Yes "
Cenotaph
 Gollinger,  Mary M.  ~   ~ n/a ~ At Sea
        Passenger on C-47B #44-76406
Private
First Class
Women's
Army Corps
California
Missing In Action
May 30, 1945
North Africa
American Cemetery
Tunisia
" Yes "
Cenotaph
 Holden,  Velma E.  ~   ~ n/a ~ At Sea
        Passenger on C-47B #44-76406
Corporal
Women's
Army Corps
North Carolina
Missing In Action
May 30, 1945
North Africa
American Cemetery
Tunisia
" Yes "
Cenotaph
 Hollingsworth,  Odessa L.  ~   ~ n/a ~ At Sea
      Passenger on C-47B #44-76406
Private
First Class
Women's
Army Corps
Oklahoma
Missing In Action
May 30, 1945
North Africa
American Cemetery
Tunisia
" Yes "
Cenotaph
 King,  Alice D.  ~    ~ n/a ~ At Sea
      Passenger on C-47B #44-76406
Private
First Class
Women's
Army Corps
Oregon
Missing In Action
May 30, 1945
North Africa
American Cemetery
Tunisia
" Yes "
Cenotaph
 La Fave,  Thelma M.  ~    ~ n/a ~ At Sea
        Passenger on C-46D #44-77339
Second
Lieutenant
820th Medical
Air Evacuation Squadron
Army Nurse's Corps
Michigan
Missing In Action
January 25, 1945
Manila
American Cemetery
Philippines
" Yes "
Cenotaph
 Liles,  Wilma E.  ~   ~ n/a ~ At Sea
      Passenger on C-47B #44-76406
Private
First Class
Women's
Army Corps
Texas
Missing In Action
May 30, 1945
North Africa
American Cemetery
Tunisia
" Yes "
Cenotaph
 McBride,  Evelyn L..  ~   ~ n/a ~ At Sea
      Passenger on C-47B #44-76406
Private
First Class
Women's
Army Corps
Texas
Missing In Action
May 30, 1945
North Africa
American Cemetery
Tunisia
" Yes "
Cenotaph
 McKinney,  Alice P.  ~   ~ n/a ~ At Sea
      Passenger on C-47B #44-76406
Private
First Class
Women's
Army Corps
Wisconsin
Missing In Action
May 30, 1945
North Africa
American Cemetery
Tunisia
" Yes "
Cenotaph
 Memler,  Beatrice H.  ~   ~ n/a ~ At Sea
      Passenger on C-46 #44-77373
Second
Lieutenant
804th Medical
Air Evacuation Squadron
Army Nurse's Corps
New York
Missing In Action
March 12, 1945
Manila
American Cemetery
Philippines
" Yes "
Cenotaph
 Price,  Catharine R.  ~  n/a ~ n/a ~ At Sea
      Nurse on C-54A #42-107470
Second
Lieutenant
817th Medical
Air Evacuation Squadron
Army Nurse's Corps
Indiana
Missing In Action
July 26, 1944
Cambridge
American Cemetery
England
" Yes "
Cenotaph
 Puchalla,  Rose F.  ~    ~ n/a ~ At Sea
      Passenger on C-47B #44-76406
Private
First Class
Women's
Army Corps
Minnesota
Missing In Action
May 30, 1945
North Africa
American Cemetery
Tunisia
" Yes "
Cenotaph
 Rice,  Mildred E.  ~   ~ n/a ~ At Sea
      Passenger on C-47B #44-76406
Private
First Class
Women's
Army Corps
Kansas
Missing In Action
May 30, 1945
North Africa
American Cemetery
Tunisia
" Yes "
Cenotaph
 Richardson,  Eloise M.  ~    ~ PH ~ At Sea
      Nurse on R4D-5 #39073
Second
Lieutenant
801st Medical
Air Evacuation Squadron
Army Nurse's Corps
Illinois
Missing In Action
May 18, 1944
Manila
American Cemetery
Philippines
" Yes "
Cenotaph
 Roomsburg,  Pearl  ~   ~ n/a ~ At Sea
      Passenger on C-47B #44-76406
Private
First Class
Women's
Army Corps
California
Missing In Action
May 30, 1945
North Africa
American Cemetery
Tunisia
" Yes "
Cenotaph
 Rozzelle,   Helen F.  ~   ~ n/a ~ At Sea
      Passenger on C-47B #44-76406
Private
First Class
Women's
Army Corps
District Of Columbia
Missing In Action
May 30, 1945
North Africa
American Cemetery
Tunisia
" Yes "
Cenotaph
 Seyfert,  Leona M.  ~   ~ n/a ~ At Sea
      Passenger on C-47B #44-76406
Private
First Class
Women's
Army Corps
Illinois
Missing In Action
May 30, 1945
North Africa
American Cemetery
Tunisia
" Yes "
Cenotaph
 Silver,  Gertrude V.  ~    ~ n/a ~ unknown
      Pilot on P-51 669
Second
Lieutenant
601st Fighter Squadron
5th Fighter Group
WASP
New Jersey
Missing In Action
October 26, 1944
" Unknown "
" Yes "
Cenotaph
 Von Arx,  Mabel A.  ~   ~ n/a ~ At Sea
      Passenger on C-46D #44-77353
Technician
Fourth Grade
Women's
Army Corps
Missouri
Missing In Action
May 30, 1945
Manila
American Cemetery
Philippines
" Yes "
Cenotaph
 Warlick,  Ruth E.  ~   ~ n/a ~ At Sea
      Passenger on C-47B #44-76406
Private
First Class
Women's
Army Corps
Texas
Missing In Action
May 30, 1945
North Africa
American Cemetery
Tunisia
" Yes "
Cenotaph
 Williams,  Bonnie L.  ~   ~ n/a ~ At Sea
      Passenger on C-47B #44-76406
Private
First Class
Women's
Army Corps
Kansas
Missing In Action
May 30, 1945
North Africa
American Cemetery
Tunisia
" Yes "
Cenotaph



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Russ Pickett