Connecticuters

Gave Their All
 
WW II

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( All weblinks within this document are "Blue" )

LAST UPDATE:

December 7, 2016

In Memory

     The following list was created in the memory of the brave men and women from New London County, Connecticut that gave their all for their State and Country during World War II.  Soldiers, Sailors and Merchant Marines, are all included on this listing.

     There are personal "online memorials" for each of these honored men and 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 their personal memorial that has been created for them.   On "many" of the online memorials you will see a small biography for each soldier which includes: parent's names, where they lived and where and how they actually died.   If you see one without a bio and you have information on them please email me and I'll update their records.



     Also please note:   The records show these men and women as either enlisting, being originally from, or having strong ties to New London County.   Therefore some of these soldiers may not necessarily be from the particular county noted.

     On some of the records you will note that the "Cemetery/Memorial" column shows "unknown".   If you know where any of these men or women are interred please let me know by sending me an "email - (by clicking here)" and I'll insure that the information is noted for their record.


And Remember This:


Whether a soldier or sailor was "Killed In Action", "Missing In Action", "Died of Wounds", or even died in the "Line Of Duty" ....

Whether a soldier or sailor was awarded medals or not ....

They are all " HEROS " in my book and deserve all the recognition they can get !

No matter how they died or what medals they were awarded ....

" They answered their country's call and should be remembered for what they did for us all " !



Special Thanks To "Volunteer" Find A Grave Members:

" Janice Hollandsworth "  ~  For her great help locating burials and record updates " For Soldiers & Sailors Nationwide ! "
" ShaneO "
  ~  For his great help locating burials, taking photos, and record updates " For Soldiers & Sailors Nationwide ! "
" Eric Ackerman "  ~  For all his great research work " For Soldiers & Sailors Nationwide ! "
" Jeff Hall "
  ~  For his great help locating burials, taking photos, and record updates " For Soldiers & Sailors Nationwide ! "
" John C. Anderson "  ~  " For his valuable help with documenting soldiers in Arlington National Cemetery "
" John Dowdy "
  ~  For his great help with the Army Air Force, locating burials and flight crew reports " For Soldiers & Sailors Nationwide ! "
" Tim Cook "
  ~  For his great help with the Army Air Force, locating burials, taking photos, and flight crew reports " For Soldiers & Sailors Nationwide ! "
" Steve S "  ~  " For his great photos in the Manila American Cemetery, Philippines "


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. )
AM* = Awarded the "Air Medal" with one Oak Leaf Cluster ~ ( Second occurrance of being awarded the Air Medal )
AM** = Awarded the "Air Medal" with two Oak Leaf Clusters ~ ( Third occurrance of being awarded the Air Medal )
AM*** = Awarded the "Air Medal" with three Oak Leaf Clusters ~ ( Fourth occurrance of being awarded the Air Medal )

BS = Awarded the "Bronze Star" ~ ( 4th highest award for bravery, heroism or meritorious service )

DFC = Awarded the "Distinguished Flying Cross" ~ ( Awarded for heroism or extraordinary achievement while participating in an aerial flight )

DSC = Awarded the "Distinguished Service Cross" ~ ( 2nd highest award for extreme gallantry and risk of life in actual combat with an armed enemy force to a member of the U.S. Army & Army Air Force )

DSM = Awarded the "Distinguished Service Medal" ~ ( Awarded for Exceptionally meritorious service to the Government of the United States in a duty of great responsibility to any member of the military )

LOM = Awarded the "Legion Of Merit" ~ ( Awarded for exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding services and achievements to all military branches )

MM = Awarded the "Mariner's Medal" ~ ( Awarded to the Merchant Marines for being wounded or killed in action )

MOH = Awarded the "Medal Of Honor" ~ ( Highest military honor, awarded for personal acts of valor above and beyond the call of duty. )

NC = Awarded the "Navy Cross" ~ ( 2nd highest military decoration for valor that may be awarded to a member of the United States Navy, U.S. Marine Corps, or U.S. Coast Guard )

PH = Awarded the "Purple Heart" ~ ( Awarded for being wounded in action )
PH* = Awarded the "Purple Heart" with one Oak Leaf Cluster  ( Wounded Two Times )
PH** = Awarded the "Purple Heart" with two Oak Leaf Clusters  ( Wounded Three Times )
PH*** = Awarded the "Purple Heart" with three Oak Leaf Clusters  ( Wounded Four Times )

POW = Awarded the "Prisoner Of War Medal"

PUC = Awarded a "Presidential Unit Citation"

SM = Awarded the "Soldier's Medal" ~ ( Awarded for distinguished heroism not involving actual conflict with an enemy )
SS = Awarded the "Silver Star" ~ ( 3rd highest award, awarded for gallantry 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, remains not recovered or possibly interred somewhere unknown.

n/a ~ ( in awards field ) = not applicable

n/a ~ ( in photo field ) = not available

Those Included: = Died during the war - December 7, 1941 through September 2, 1945.  Some others have been included that died close to the war's end during cleanup operations.

            

Quick Link by first letter of Last Name for New London County

( Those letters not highlighted in " blue " currently have no soldiers listed )

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Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
Online
Memorial
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 Allmon, Mervin Wilcox ~ BS PH ~ Pacific ~
Motor
Machinist's Mate
First Class
U.S.S.
Amberjack
Navy
New London County
Missing In Action
Feb. 16, 1943
Manila
American Cemetery
Philippines
" Yes "
Cenotaph

Last Names starting with

" A "

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Date Of Passing
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Memorial
Online
Memorial
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 Bell, Frederick R ~ PH ~ At Sea ~
Torpedoman's
Mate
Second Class
U.S.S. Grayback
Navy
New London County
Missing In Action
Feb. 27, 1944
Honolulu Memorial
Honolulu, Hawaii
" Yes "
Cenotaph
 Bedard, Leo Joseph Isaie ~ PH ~ At Sea ~
Chief Motor
Machinist's
Mate
U.S.S. Grunion
Navy
New London County
Missing In Action
Jul. 10, 1943
Honolulu Memorial
Honolulu, Hawaii
" Yes "
Cenotaph
 Blanchard, Joseph R L ~ PH ~ At Sea ~
Radioman
Third Class
U.S.S. Swordfish
Navy
New London County
Missing In Action
Jan. 12, 1945
Honolulu Memorial
Honolulu, Hawaii
" Yes "
Cenotaph
 Boell, Melvin Parke ~ PH ~ Atlantic ~ n/a
Seaman
First Class
U.S.S. Eberle
Navy
New London County
Missing In Action
Mar. 10, 1943
Cambridge
American Cemetery
England
" Yes "
Cenotaph
 Botham, Willard Robert ~ PH ~ Pacific ~
Seaman
First Class
U.S.S. Houston
Navy
New London County
Killed In Action
Feb. 4, 1942
Manila
American Cemetery
Philippines
" Yes "
 Boucher, Arsen Louis ~ PH ~ Pacific ~
Machinist's
Mate
Second Class
U.S.S. Pillsbury
Navy
New London County
Killed In Action
Mar. 1, 1942
Manila
American Cemetery
Philippines
" Yes "
Cenotaph
 Brennan, James Joseph ~ PH ~ Pacific ~
     Brother of S2C Richard L. Brennan ~ ( below )
Torpedoman's
Mate
First Class
U.S.S. Herring
Navy
New London County
Missing In Action
Jun. 1, 1944
Honolulu Memorial
Honolulu, Hawaii
" Yes "
Cenotaph
 Brennan, Richard Leo ~ PH ~ Pacific ~ n/a
     Brother of TM1 James J. Brennan ~ ( above )
Seaman
Second Class
U.S.S. Barton
Navy
New London County
Missing In Action
Nov. 13, 1942
Manila
American Cemetery
Philippines
" Yes "
Cenotaph
 Broske, Mitchell Louis ~ n/a ~ At Sea ~ n/a
Gunner's
Mate
Third Class
LST 289
Navy
New London County
Line Of Duty
Apr. 28, 1944
St. Marys Cemetery
New London, Connecticut
" Yes "
Cenotaph

Last Names starting with

" B "

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Date Of Passing
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Memorial
Online
Memorial
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 Carlson, Harry Ludwig ~ PH ~ Pearl Harbor ~
Storekeeper
Third Class
U.S.S. Arizona
Navy
New London County
Missing In Action
December 7, 1941
USS Arizona Memorial
Honolulu, Hawaii
" Yes "
Cenotaph
 Carlson, William Edwin ~ n/a ~ Atlantic ~
Seaman
First Class
U.S.S. S-14
Navy
New London County
Line Of Duty
Jan. 14, 1945
East Coast Memorial
Manhattan, New York
" Yes "
Cenotaph
 Carter, Iverson Abbitt ~ PH ~ Pacific ~
Gunner's
Mate
Third Class
U.S.S. Newcomb
Navy
New London County, Connecticut
Missing In Action
Apr. 6, 1945
Honolulu Memorial
Honolulu, Hawaii
" Yes "
Cenotaph
 Chabot, Roland Eugene ~ PH ~ Pacific ~
Radio
Technician
Second Class
U.S.S. Thatcher
Navy
New London County, Connecticut
Killed In Action
May 20, 1945
Long Island
National Cemetery
East Farmingdale, NY
" Yes "
 Clark, Benjamin Lee ~ BS PH ~ Pacific ~
Torpedoman's
Mate
First Class
U.S.S. Amberjack
Navy
New London County, Connecticut
Missing In Action
Feb. 16, 1943
Manila
American Cemetery
Philippines
" Yes "
Cenotaph
 Clark, Walter Francis ~ PH ~ Pacific ~
Seaman
First Class
U.S.S. Franklin
Navy
New London County, Connecticut
Missing In Action
Mar. 19, 1945
Honolulu Memorial
Honolulu, Hawaii
" Yes "
Cenotaph
 Congdon, Lester Russell ~ PH ~ Okinawa ~
Private
First Class
4th Mar Regt
6th Mar Div
Marines
New London County, Connecticut
Killed In Action
May 21, 1945
National
Memorial Cemetery
Honolulu, Hawaii
" Yes "

Last Names starting with

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Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
Online
Memorial
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Memorial
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Memorial
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Online
Memorial
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 Hale, Robert Huntington ~ PH ~ Pacific ~ n/a
Fireman
Second Class
Navy
New London County
Missing In Action
Aug. 9, 1942
Manila
American Cemetery
Philippines
" Yes "
Cenotaph
 Hill, William Murray Orlo ~ PH ~ Pacific ~ n/a
Fireman
First Class
U.S.S.
Amberjack
Navy
New London County
Missing In Action
Feb. 16, 1943
Manila
American Cemetery
Philippines
" Yes "
Cenotaph

Last Names starting with

" H "

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Branch
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Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
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Online
Memorial
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Branch
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Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
Online
Memorial
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 Jordan, Frank B, Jr ~ POW PH ~ Philippines ~ n/a
Technician
Fifth Grade
7th Bmb Sqd
27th Bmb Grp
Air Force
New London County
Died While POW
Jul. 11, 1942
Manila
American Cemetery
Philippines
" Yes "
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Last Names starting with

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Online
Memorial
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Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
Online
Memorial
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 Locke, Harold E ~ PH ~ Philippines ~ n/a
Private
152nd AA Bn
11th Arbn Div
Army
New London County
Killed In Action
Dec. 6, 1944
Manila
American Cemetery
Philippines
" Yes "

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Date Of Passing
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Online
Memorial
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 Moshier, Howard C ~ PH** ~ Philippines ~ n/a
Technical
Sergeant
511th Para Inf
11th Arbn Div
Army
New London County
Killed In Action
Aug. 12, 1945
Manila
American Cemetery
Philippines
" Yes "

Last Names starting with

" M "

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Date Of Passing
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Online
Memorial
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Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
Online
Memorial
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 Orionchek, Alexander ~ AM PH ~ Pacific ~
First
Lieutenant
61st Bmb Sqd
39th Bmb Grp
Air Force
New London County
Missing In Action
Apr. 28, 1945
Honolulu Memorial
Honolulu, Hawaii
" Yes "
Cenotaph

Last Names starting with

" O "

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Branch
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Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
Online
Memorial
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 Palmer, Bruce Davis ~ PH ~ Pacific ~ n/a
Seaman
Second Class
U.S.S. Juneau
Navy
New London County
Missing In Action
Nov. 13, 1942
Manila
American Cemetery
Philippines
" Yes "
Cenotaph
 Pearson, Raymond Bertis ~ PH ~ Australia ~ n/a
Fireman
First Class
U.S.S. Peary
Navy
New London County
Missing In Action
Feb. 19, 1942
Manila
American Cemetery
Philippines
" Yes "
Cenotaph
 Penn, George L ~ n/a ~ India/China ~ n/a
Sergeant
1332nd AB Unit
Air Force
New London County
Missing In Action
Jul. 1, 1945
Manila
American Cemetery
Philippines
" Yes "
Cenotaph
 Perkins, Albert H ~ PH ~ Philippines ~ n/a
Sergeant
124th Inf Regt
31st Inf Div
Army
New London County
Killed In Action
May 1, 1945
Manila
American Cemetery
Philippines
" Yes "

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Online
Memorial
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Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
Online
Memorial
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 Reeve, Frank Israel ~ PH ~ Pacific ~ n/a
Lieutenant
Junior Grade
Navy
New London County
Missing In Action
Jul. 22, 1945
Manila
American Cemetery
Philippines
" Yes "
Cenotaph

Last Names starting with

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Online
Memorial
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 Sears, William Irving ~ PH ~ Pacific ~ n/a
Electrician's
Mate
First Class
U.S.S. Scorpion
Navy
New London County
Missing In Action
Jan., 1944
Manila
American Cemetery
Philippines
" Yes "
Cenotaph

Last Names starting with

" S "

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Memorial
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 Terluk, John Joseph ~ PH ~ Pacific ~ n/a
Seaman
Second Class
U.S.S. Juneau
Navy
New London County
Missing In Action
Nov. 13, 1942
Manila
American Cemetery
Philippines
" Yes "
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Last Names starting with

" T "

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Memorial
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Online
Memorial
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 Wodopian, Alexander ~ AM PH ~ Tunisia ~
Sergeant
414th Bmb Sqd
97th Bmb Grp
Air Force
New London County
Killed In Action
Jul. 6, 1943
Jefferson Barracks
National Cemetery
Lemay, Missouri
" Yes "

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" W "

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Memorial
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Russ Pickett