Marylander's
 
Gave Their All
 
 WW II

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( All weblinks within this document are "Blue" )

INCLUDING:

Ships, Army Divisions, & Marine Division for historical research !

LAST UPDATE:

February 9, 2020

( Originally created in May, 2009 )

In Memory

     The following list was created in the memory of the brave men and women from Caroline County 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.

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Caroline County had a total of:

" 34 "

Soldiers and Sailors who "Gave Their All" during World War II

( I'm 99.9% sure all from Caroline County are included )

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     ALSO PLEASE NOTE:   The records show these men and women as either enlisting, being originally from, or having strong ties to Caroline 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.


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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 " HERO'S " in my book and deserve all the recognition they can get !!


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Special Thanks To Find A Grave Members:
( For all their countless hours of " Volunteer Time " to remember our Veterans )

" Andy "
            For his great photos and research work in the Epinal American Cemetery, France
             " and " record updates " For Soldiers & Sailors Nationwide " !

" Anne Cady "
            For her great help locating burials
             " and " record updates " For Soldiers & Sailors Nationwide " !

" Dan Phelan "
            For his great help locating burials, record updates, Merchant Marine Research
             " and " taking photos for " Maryland " and" For Soldiers & Sailors Nationwide "
!

" Frogman "
            For his great photos in multiple American Cemeteries in France
             " and " record updates " For Soldiers & Sailors Nationwide " !

" Janice Hollandsworth "
            For her great help locating burials, research,
             " and " record updates " For Soldiers & Sailors Nationwide " !

" John Dowdy "
            For his great help with the Army Air Force, locating burials
             " and " flight crew reports " For Soldiers & Sailors Nationwide " !

" Shaneo "
            For his great help locating burials
             " and " record updates " 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 " !

Key to Abbreviations and Notes:

AM = Awarded the " Air Medal " ~ ( Meritorious achievement while participating in aerial flight. )
AM+ = Awarded " Multiple Air Medals " ~ ( Noted as Oak Leaf Clusters attached to " First " Air Medal. )

BS = Awarded the " Bronze Star " ~ ( 4th highest award for bravery, heroism or meritorious service )
BS+ = Awarded multiple " Bronze Stars " ~ ( Noted as Oak Leaf Cluster attached to " First " Bronze Star. )

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. )

DSM = Awarded the " Distinguished Service Medal " ~ ( Awarded for Exceptionally meritorious service to the Government of the United States. )

FDC = Awarded the " Croix de Guerre " ~ ( Awarded by France for those soldiers who distinguish themselves by acts of heroism. )

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

MM = Awarded the " Mariner's Medal " ~ ( Awarded to the Merchant Marines for being wounded or killed in action )
MM*  =  Awarded the " Mariner's Combat Bar " ~ ( Awarded to Merchant Mariners who have been in combat action )
MM**  =  Awarded the " Mariner's Combat Bar Star " ~ ( Combat Star's awarded to those who are forced to abandon ship when attacked or damaged )
MDS  =  Awarded the " Mariner's Distinguished Service Medal " ~ ( Awarded for " Heroism Beyond the Call of Duty ". )

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 Navy, Marines, or Coast Guard. )

PH = Awarded the " Purple Heart " ~ ( Awarded for being wounded in action. )
PH+ = Awarded " Multiple Purple Hearts " ~ ( Noted as Oak Leaf Clusters attached to " First " Purple Heart. )

POW = Awarded the " Prisoner Of War Medal " ~ ( Awarded for serving as a Prisoner of the enemy. )

PUC = Awarded a " Presidential Unit Citation " ~ ( Awarded to a unit for heroism or extraordinary achievement. )

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, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign, American Defense Service Medals, etc. " Are Not " included in this listing.

= Photo of person shown on online memorial
= Photo of tombstone or listing shown on online memorial
N/A ~ ( in awards field ) = not applicable
N/A ~ ( in photo field ) = not available

Cenotaph = A memorial stone only, remains not recovered or possibly interred somewhere unknown.

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 possibly from wounds or illiness )

Quick Link by first letter of Last Name

( Those letters shown below in " Maroon " do not have any names listed )

A ] - B ] - C ] - D ] - E ] - F ]

G ] - H ] - I ] - J ] - K ] - L ]

M ] - N ] - O ] - P ] - Q ] - R ]

S ] - T ] - U ] - V ] - W ] - X ] - Y ] - Z ]

   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 "

  Allston,  Thomas H.
             ~ PH ~ Germany

Private
First Class
329th Infantry Regiment
83rd Infantry Division
Army
Caroline County
Killed In Action
December 14, 1944
Denton
Cemetery
Denton, MD
" Yes "

  Altfather,  Nevin C.
             ~ PH ~ Germany

Private
First Class
310th Infantry Regiment
78th Infantry Division
Army
Caroline County
Killed In Action
December 16, 1944
Denton
Cemetery
Denton, MD
" Yes "

   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 "

  Brittain,  Alexander F., Jr.
             ~ AM PH ~ unknown

Lieutenant
Navy
Ridgely
Killed In Action
April, 1944
Hillcrest
Cemetery
Federalsburg, MD
" Yes "

   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 "

  Carroll,  James O.
            N/A ~ POW PH ~ Japan
            " Family Link Included "

Private
803rd Engineer
Aviation Battalion
Air Force
Caroline County
Died While POW
February 6, 1943
Denton
Cemetery
Denton, MD
" Yes "

  Church,  George B.
             ~ AM PH ~ Mediterranean
            " Family Link Included "

Second
Lieutenant
49th Fighter Squadron
14th Fighter Group
Air Force
Caroline County
Missing In Action
June 18, 1943
Sicily-Rome
American Cemetery
Italy
" Yes "
Cenotaph

  Clausser,  Carl A.
             ~ PH ~ Iwo Jima
            " Family Link Included "

Private
24th Marines Regiment
4th Marine Division
Marines
Federalsburg
Killed In Action
March 8, 1945
National
Memorial Cemetery
Honolulu, HI
" Yes "

  Cole,  Howard A.
             ~ PH ~ Atlantic
            " Family Link Included "

Seaman
Second Class
S.S. Jack Carnes
" Armed Guard "
Navy
Preston
Lost At Sea
August 31, 1942
North Africa
American Cemetery
Tunisia
" Yes "
Cenotaph

  Crouse,  Russell E.
             ~ PH ~ Philippines

Private
First Class
Infantry
Army
Caroline County
Killed In Action
April 20, 1945
Baltimore
National Cemetery
Baltimore, MD
" Yes "

   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 "

  Deen,  Carl R., Jr.
             ~ PH ~ Pacific
            " Family Link Included "

Seaman
Second Class
U.S.S. Quincy
Navy
Federalsburg
Missing In Action
August 10, 1943
Manila
American Cemetery
Philippines
" Yes "
Cenotaph

Last Names starting with " E " ~ " There Were None ! "

   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 "

  Finn,  Paul W.
             ~ SS PH ~ France

First
Sergeant
71st Recon. Troop
71st Infantry Division
Army
Caroline County
Died Of Wounds
April 5, 1945
Lorraine
American Cemetery
France
" Yes "

  Fisher,  Donald D.
             ~ BS PH ~ unknown

Private
First Class
309th Engineer Battalion
84th Infantry Division
Army
Caroline County
Killed In Action
February 23, 1945
Netherlands
American Cemetery
Margraten
" Yes "

  Ford,  LeRoy
             ~ PH ~ unknown

Private
Army
Caroline County
Killed In Action
September 22, 1944
Bloomery
Cemetery
Federalsburg, MD
" Yes "

  Frame,  Slaten O.
             ~ N/A ~ unknown

Technician
Fifth Grade
644th Quartermaster
Truck Company
Army
Caroline County
Line Of Duty
June 11, 1945
Netherlands
American Cemetery
Margraten
" Yes "

Last Names starting with " G " ~ " There Were None ! "

   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 "

  Hallowell,  Alton W.
             ~ PH ~ Guam
            " Family Link Included "

Ensign
Navy
Federalsburg
Missing In Action
July 21, 1944
Honolulu
Memorial
Honolulu, HI
" Yes "
Cenotaph

  Handy,  Jerome
             ~ PH ~ unknown

Sergeant
127th Infantry Regiment
32nd Infantry Division
Army
Caroline County
Killed In Action
unknown
Hillcrest
Cemetery
Federalsburg, MD
" Yes "

  Harris,  Solomon G.
            N/A ~ PH ~ Germany

Private
First Class
2nd Infantry Division
Army
Caroline County
Killed In Action
March 7, 1945
Greensboro
Cemetery
Greensboro, MD
" Yes "

  Hicks,  Kenneth G.
             ~ N/A ~ Texas

Private
Army
Caroline County
Line Of Duty
January 16, 1945
Green Mount
Cemetery
Queen Anne, MD
" Yes "

  Hill,  Julian D.
             ~ PH ~ unknown

Staff
Sergeant
Army
Caroline County
Killed In Action
August 5, 1945
Maryland
Veteran's Cemetery
Hurlock, MD
" Yes "

  Hopkins,  Howard E.
             ~ PH ~ unknown
            " Family Link Included "

Sergeant
168th Infantry
Army
Caroline County
Killed In Action
October 1, 1944
Junior Order
Cemetery
Preston, MD
" Yes "

Last Names starting with " I " ~ " There Were None ! "

   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 "

  Jester,  James W.
             ~ PH ~ Germany
            " Family Link Included "

Private
First Class
309th Infantry Regiment
78th Infantry Division
Army
Caroline County
Killed In Action
March 12, 1945
Denton
Cemetery
Denton, MD
" Yes "

  Johnson,  Emery L.
             ~ N/A ~ unknown
            " Family Link Included "

Corporal
Army
Caroline County
Line Of Duty
June 19, 1945
Federal Hill
Cemetery
Federalsburg, MD
" Yes "

   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 "

  King,  Oliver J.
             ~ PH ~ Italy

Technical
Sergeant
356th Infantry Regiment
92nd Infantry Division
Army
Caroline County
Killed In Action
February 23, 1945
Florence
American Cemetery
Italy
" Yes "

Last Names starting with " L " ~ " There Were None ! "

   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 "

  Meritt,  Forest F. D.
             ~ n/a ~ unknown

Private
904th Field
Artillery Battalion
Army
Caroline County
Line Of Duty
June 5, 1943
Junior Order
Cemetery
Preston, MD
" Yes "

   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 "

  Nichols,  Byron E.
             ~ PH ~ Germany
            " Family Link Included "

Private
First Class
328th Infantry Regiment
26th Infantry Division
Army
Caroline County
Killed In Action
February 19, 1945
Lorraine
American Cemetery
France
" Yes "

Last Names starting with " O " ~ " There Were None ! "

   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 "

  Pennypacker,  William S.
             ~ PH ~ unknown
            " Family Link Included "

Sergeant
714th Bomber Squadron
448th Bomber Group
Air Force
Caroline County
Killed In Action
September 9, 1945
Hillcrest
Cemetery
Federalsburg, MD
" Yes "

  Porter,  Harvey R.
             ~ PH ~ Luzon

Seaman
Second Class
U.S.S. New Mexico
Navy
Ridgely
Lost At Sea
January 6, 1945
Manila
American Cemetery
Philippines
" Yes "
Cenotaph

Last Names starting with " Q " ~ " There Were None ! "

   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 "

  Robinson,  Harvey W.
            N/A ~ N/A ~ unknown

Private
Army
Caroline County
Line Of Duty
January 8, 1943
Ridgely
Cemetery
Ridgely, MD
" Yes "

   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 "

  Sands,  Alan L.
             ~ PH ~ unknown

Sergeant
12th Infantry Regiment
4th Infantry Division
Army
Caroline County
Killed In Action
June 19, 1944
Junior Order
Cemetery
Preston, MD
" Yes "

  Schaube,  Charles H.
            N/A ~ PH ~ Germany

Private
First Class
83rd Infantry Division
Army
Goldsboro
Killed In Action
April 13, 1945
Greensboro
Cemetery
Greensboro, MD
" Yes "

  Skethway,  Joseph C.
             ~ PH+ ~ Italy
            " Family Link Included "

Private
First Class
30th Infantry Regiment
3rd Infantry Division
Army
Caroline County
Killed In Action
October 2, 1943
Sicily-Rome
American Cemetery
Italy
" Yes "

  Stanford,  Paul I.
             ~ N/A ~ unknown

Private
First Class
1334th Engineers
Army
Caroline County
Line Of Duty
June 15, 1944
Beverly
National Cemetery
Beverly, NJ
" Yes "

   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 "

  Travers,  William E.
             ~ PH ~ Philippines
            " Family Link Included "

Pharmacist's
Mate
First Class
Navy
Denton
Missing In Action
February 16, 1945
Manila
American Cemetery
Philippines
" Yes "
Cenotaph

  Trice,  William R.
             ~ PH+ ~ France
            " Family Link Included "

Private
First Class
315th Infantry Regiment
79th Infantry Division
Army
Caroline County
Killed In Action
November 14, 1944
Epinal
American Cemetery
France
" Yes "

Last Names starting with " U " ~ " There Were None ! "

Last Names starting with " V " ~ " There Were None ! "

   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 "

  Walls,  Millard C.
             ~ N/A ~ unknown

Technician
Fifth Grade
1592nd Engineers
Army
Caroline County
Line Of Duty
September 4, 1944
Brittany
American Cemetery
France
" Yes "

  White,  Charles W.
             ~ N/A ~ unknown

Technician
Fifth Grade
21st Engineers
Army
Caroline County
Line Of Duty
November 30, 1944
Hillcrest
Cemetery
Federalsburg, MD
" Yes "

Last Names starting with " X " ~ " There Were None ! "

Last Names starting with " Y " ~ " There Were None ! "

   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 "

  Zimmerman,  Vernon A.
             ~ n/a ~ unknown

Technician
Fourth Grade
147th QM Regiment
Army
Caroline County
Line Of Duty
May 15, 1943
IOOF
Cemetery
Stoystown, PA
" Yes "

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Email any questions or comments to:

Russ Pickett  ~  ( russpickde@comcast.net )

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