Marylander's
 
Gave Their All
 
 WW II

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LAST UPDATE to this webpage:

April 9, 2016

In Memory

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


Caroline County had a total of:

" 34 "

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

( I'm 99% sure all from Caroline County are included )


     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.


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 Find A Grave members:

" Andy "  ~  " For his great photos and research work in the Epinal American Cemetery, France "
" 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, and taking photos for Maryland and helping in researching the Merchant Marines for Maryland ! "
" Dennis Healy "  ~  " For all his photo's in Maryland "
" Frogman "  ~  " For his great photos in multiple American Cemeteries in France "
" Janice Hollandsworth "  ~  " For her great help locating burials 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 ! "
" Patricia O'Neal "  ~  " For her valuable help with documenting and creating records For Merchant Marines 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 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.

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

( Those letters not highlighted in blue currently have no soldiers 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
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
Online
Memorial
Click on " Yes "
 Allston, Thomas H
     ~ PH ~ Germany
Private
First Class
329th Infantry
83rd Infantry Division
Army
Caroline County, Maryland
Killed In Action
Dec. 14, 1944
Denton Cemetery
Denton, Maryland
" Yes "
 Altfather, Nevin C
     ~ PH ~ Germany
Private
First Class
310th Infantry
78th Infantry Division
Army
Caroline County, Maryland
Killed In Action
Dec. 16, 1944
Denton Cemetery
Denton, Maryland
" Yes "


Last Name, First Name, M.I.
Photos ~ Awards ~ Place Of Passing
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
Online
Memorial
Click on " Yes "
 Brittain, Alexander Farrar, Jr
     PH unknown
Lieutenant
Navy
Ridgely, Maryland
Killed In Action
1944
Hillcrest Cemetery
Federalsburg, Maryland
" Yes "


Last Name, First Name, M.I.
Photos ~ Awards ~ Place Of Passing
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
Online
Memorial
Click on " Yes "
 Carroll, James Oliver
     POW PH Japan
Private
803rd Engineer
Aviation Battalion
Army
Caroline County, Maryland
Died While POW
Feb. 6, 1943
Denton Cemetery
Denton, Maryland
" Yes "
 Church, George B
    AM PH unknown
Second
Lieutenant
49th Fighter Squadron
14th Fighter Group
Air Force
Caroline County, Maryland
Missing In Action
Jun. 18, 1943
Sicily-Rome
American Cemetery
Italy
" Yes "
Cenotaph
 Clausser, Carl A
     PH unknown
Private
24th Marines
4th Marine Division
Marines
Federalsburg, Maryland
Killed In Action
Mar. 8, 1945
National
Memorial Cemetery
Honolulu, Hawaii
" Yes "
 Cole, Howard Alton
    PH unknown
Seaman
Second Class
S.S.
Jack Carnes
Navy
Preston, Maryland
Missing In Action
Aug. 30, 1942
North Africa
American Cemetery
Tunisia
" Yes "
Cenotaph
 Crouse, Russell E
     PH unknown
Private
First Class
Infantry
Army
Caroline County, Maryland
Killed In Action
Apr. 20, 1945
Baltimore
National Cemetery
Baltimore, Maryland
" Yes "


Last Name, First Name, M.I.
Photos ~ Awards ~ Place Of Passing
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
Online
Memorial
Click on " Yes "
 Deen, Carl Ross, Jr
    PH unknown
Seaman
Second Class
Navy
Federalsburg, Maryland
Missing In Action
Aug. 10, 1943
Manila
American Cemetery
Philippines
" Yes "
Cenotaph


Last Name, First Name, M.I.
Photos ~ Awards ~ Place Of Passing
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
Online
Memorial
Click on " Yes "
Last Names starting with
" E "
 NONE FOUND
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~ ~ ~
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Last Name, First Name, M.I.
Photos ~ Awards ~ Place Of Passing
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
Online
Memorial
Click on " Yes "
 Finn, Paul W
     SS PH France
First
Sergeant
71st Recon Troop
71st Infantry Division
Army
Caroline County, Maryland
Died Of Wounds
Apr. 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, Maryland
Killed In Action
Feb. 23, 1945
Netherlands
American Cemetery
Margraten
" Yes "
 Ford, LeRoy
     PH unknown
Private
Army
Caroline County, Maryland
Killed In Action
Sep. 22, 1944
Bloomery Cemetery
Federalsburg, Maryland
" Yes "
 Frame, Slaten O
     unknown
Technician
Fifth Grade
644th Quartermaster
Truck Company
Army
Caroline County, Maryland
Line Of Duty
Jun. 11, 1945
Netherlands
American Cemetery
Margraten
" Yes "


Last Name, First Name, M.I.
Photos ~ Awards ~ Place Of Passing
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
Online
Memorial
Click on " Yes "
Last Names starting with
" G "
 NONE FOUND
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Last Name, First Name, M.I.
Photos ~ Awards ~ Place Of Passing
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
Online
Memorial
Click on " Yes "
 Hallowell, Alton Warren
     PH Guam
Ensign
Navy
Federalsburg, Maryland
Missing In Action
Jul. 21, 1944
Honolulu Memorial
Honolulu, Hawaii
" Yes "
Cenotaph
 Handy, Jerome
     PH unknown
Sergeant
127th Infantry
32nd Infantry Division
Army
Caroline County, Maryland
Killed In Action
unknown
Hillcrest Cemetery
Federalsburg, Maryland
" Yes "
 Harris, Solomon Goldsborough
     PH unknown
Private
First Class
2nd Infantry Division
Army
Caroline County, Maryland
Killed In Action
Mar. 7, 1945
Greensboro Cemetery
Greensboro, Maryland
" Yes "
 Hicks, Kenneth G
     Texas
Private
Army
Caroline County, Maryland
Line Of Duty
Jan. 16, 1945
Green Mount Cemetery
Queen Anne, Maryland
" Yes "
 Hill, Julian D
     PH unknown
Staff
Sergeant
Army
Caroline County, Maryland
Killed In Action
Aug. 5, 1945
Maryland
Veteran's Cemetery
Hurlock Maryland
" Yes "
 Hopkins, Howard E
     PH unknown
Sergeant
168th Infantry
Army
Caroline County, Maryland
Killed In Action
Oct. 1, 1944
Junior Order Cemetery
Preston, Maryland
" Yes "


Last Name, First Name, M.I.
Photos ~ Awards ~ Place Of Passing
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
Online
Memorial
Click on " Yes "
Last Names starting with
" I "
 NONE FOUND
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Last Name, First Name, M.I.
Photos ~ Awards ~ Place Of Passing
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
Online
Memorial
Click on " Yes "
 Jester, James Willard
     PH Germany
Private
First Class
309th Infantry
78th Infantry Division
Army
Caroline County, Maryland
Killed In Action
Mar. 12, 1945
Denton Cemetery
Denton, Maryland
" Yes "
 Johnson, Emery L
    unknown
Corporal
Army
Caroline County, Maryland
Line Of Duty
Jun. 19, 1945
Federal Hill Cemetery
Federalsburg, Maryland
" Yes "


Last Name, First Name, M.I.
Photos ~ Awards ~ Place Of Passing
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
Online
Memorial
Click on " Yes "
 King, Oliver J
     PH Italy
Technical
Sergeant
356th Infantry
92nd Infantry Division
Army
Caroline County, Maryland
Killed In Action
Feb. 23, 1945
Florence
American Cemetery
Italy
" Yes "


Last Name, First Name, M.I.
Photos ~ Awards ~ Place Of Passing
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
Online
Memorial
Click on " Yes "
Last Names starting with
" L "
 NONE FOUND
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Last Name, First Name, M.I.
Photos ~ Awards ~ Place Of Passing
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
Online
Memorial
Click on " Yes "
 Meritt, Forest F D
     unknown
Private
904th Field
Artillery Battalion
Army
Caroline County, Maryland
Line Of Duty
Jun. 5, 1943
Junior Order Cemetery
Preston, Maryland
" Yes "


Last Name, First Name, M.I.
Photos ~ Awards ~ Place Of Passing
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
Online
Memorial
Click on " Yes "
 Nichols, Byron E
     PH Germany
Private
First Class
328th Infantry
26th Infantry Division
Army
Caroline County, Maryland
Killed In Action
Feb. 19, 1945
Lorraine
American Cemetery
France
" Yes "


Last Name, First Name, M.I.
Photos ~ Awards ~ Place Of Passing
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
Online
Memorial
Click on " Yes "
Last Names starting with
" O "
 NONE FOUND
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Last Name, First Name, M.I.
Photos ~ Awards ~ Place Of Passing
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
Online
Memorial
Click on " Yes "
 Pennypacker, William S
     PH unknown
Sergeant
714th Bomber Squadron
448th Bomber Group
Air Force
Caroline County, Maryland
Killed In Action
Sep. 9, 1945
Hillcrest Cemetery
Federalsburg Maryland
" Yes "
 Porter, Harvey Richard
    PH Luzon
Seaman
Second Class
U.S.S.
New Mexico
Navy
Ridgely, Maryland
Missing In Action
Jan. 6, 1945
Manila
American Cemetery
Philippines
" Yes "
Cenotaph


Last Name, First Name, M.I.
Photos ~ Awards ~ Place Of Passing
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
Online
Memorial
Click on " Yes "
Last Names starting with
" Q "
 NONE FOUND
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Last Name, First Name, M.I.
Photos ~ Awards ~ Place Of Passing
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
Online
Memorial
Click on " Yes "
 Robinson, William Harvey
     unknown
Private
Army
Caroline County Maryland
Line Of Duty
Jan. 8, 1943
Ridgely Cemetery
Ridgely, Maryland
" Yes "


Last Name, First Name, M.I.
Photos ~ Awards ~ Place Of Passing
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
Online
Memorial
Click on " Yes "
 Sands, Alan Lloyd
     PH unknown
Sergeant
12th Infantry
4th Infantry Division
Army
Caroline County, Maryland
Killed In Action
Jun. 19, 1944
Junior Order Cemetery
Preston, Maryland
" Yes "
 Schaube, Charles H
     PH Germany
Private
First Class
83rd Infantry Division
Army
Goldsboro, Maryland
Killed In Action
Apr. 13, 1945
Greensboro Cemetery
Greensboro, Maryland
" Yes "
 Skethway, Joseph C
     PH** Italy
Private
First Class
30th Infantry
3rd Infantry Division
Army
Caroline County, Maryland
Killed In Action
Oct. 2, 1943
Sicily-Rome
American Cemetery
Italy
" Yes "
 Stanford, Paul I
     unknown
Private
First Class
Army
Caroline County, Maryland
Line Of Duty
Jun. 15, 1944
Beverly
National Cemetery
Beverly, New Jersey
" Yes "


Last Name, First Name, M.I.
Photos ~ Awards ~ Place Of Passing
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
Online
Memorial
Click on " Yes "
 Travers, William Earl
    PH unknown
Pharmacist's
Mate
First Class
Navy
Denton, Maryland
Missing In Action
Feb. 16, 1945
Manila
American Cemetery
Philippines
" Yes "
Cenotaph
 Trice, William Raymond
     PH* France
Private
First Class
315th Infantry
79th Infantry Division
Army
Caroline County, Maryland
Killed In Action
Nov. 14, 1944
Epinal
American Cemetery
France
" Yes "


Last Name, First Name, M.I.
Photos ~ Awards ~ Place Of Passing
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
Online
Memorial
Click on " Yes "
Last Names starting with
" U "
 NONE FOUND
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Last Name, First Name, M.I.
Photos ~ Awards ~ Place Of Passing
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
Online
Memorial
Click on " Yes "
Last Names starting with
" V "
 NONE FOUND
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Last Name, First Name, M.I.
Photos ~ Awards ~ Place Of Passing
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
Online
Memorial
Click on " Yes "
 Walls, Millard C
    unknown
Technician
Fifth Grade
1592nd Engineers
Army
Caroline County, Maryland
Line Of Duty
Sep. 4, 1944
Brittany
American Cemetery
France
" Yes "
 White, Charles W
    unknown
Technician
Fifth Grade
21st Engineers
Army
Caroline County, Maryland
Line Of Duty
Nov. 30, 1944
Hillcrest Cemetery
Federalsburg, Maryland
" Yes "


Last Name, First Name, M.I.
Photos ~ Awards ~ Place Of Passing
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
Online
Memorial
Click on " Yes "
Last Names starting with
" X "
 NONE FOUND
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Last Name, First Name, M.I.
Photos ~ Awards ~ Place Of Passing
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
Online
Memorial
Click on " Yes "
Last Names starting with
" Y "
 NONE FOUND
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Last Name, First Name, M.I.
Photos ~ Awards ~ Place Of Passing
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
Online
Memorial
Click on " Yes "
 Zimmerman, Vernon A
     unknown
Technician
Fourth Grade
Army
Caroline County, Maryland
Line Of Duty
May 15, 1943
IOOF Cemetery
Stoystown, Pennsylvania
" Yes "



            



      

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