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LAST UPDATE:

April 25, 2017

In Memory

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


Howard County had a total of:

" 44 "

Soldiers, Sailors & Merchant Marines who "Gave Their All" during World War II

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


     Also Please Note:   The records show these men and women as either enlisting, being originally from, or having strong ties to Howard 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

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 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"
 Adams, George C ~ ~ n/a ~ District Of Columbia
Private
Army
Howard County, Maryland
Line Of Duty
Dec. 14, 1943
Saint Louis
Parish Cemetery
Clarksville, Maryland
" Yes "
 Appleby, Leonard V ~ ~ PH ~ France
Private
116th Inf
29th Inf Div
Army
Howard County, Maryland
Killed In Action
Jul. 18, 1944
Normandy
American Cemetery
France
" Yes "
 Arrington, John Robert, Jr ~ ~ n/a ~ unknown
1st
Lieutenant
Air Force
Howard County, Maryland
Line Of Duty
Feb. 4, 1945
Mountain View
Cemetery
Marriottsville, 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"
 Baxley, Joshua Warfield, III ~ ~ PH ~ Mediterranean
Lieutenant
U.S.S. Bristol
Med Corps
Navy
Ellicott City, Maryland
Missing In Action
Oct. 13, 1943
North Africa
American Cemetery
Tunisia
" Yes "
Cenotaph
 Blake, Frank Burns, Jr ~ ~ AM PH ~ Pacific
Aviation
Machinist's Mate
Second Class
VPB-106
Navy
Laurel, Maryland
Missing In Action
Mar. 9, 1945
Honolulu Memorial
Honolulu, Hawaii
" Yes "
Cenotaph
 Brown, Carl T ~ ~ PH* ~ unknown
Private
175th Inf
29th Inf Div
Army
Howard County, Maryland
Killed In Action
Nov. 18, 1944
Netherlands
American Cemetery
Netherlands
" Yes "
 Bujanowski, Benjamin S ~ ~ PH ~ unknown
Private
358th Inf
90th Inf Div
Army
Howard County, Maryland
Killed In Action
Nov. 16, 1944
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"
 Cavey, Edward Francis, Jr ~ ~ BS PH* ~ Okinawa
Sergeant
307th Inf
77th Inf Div
Army
Howard County, Maryland
Killed In Action
May 18, 1945
National
Memorial Cemetery
Honolulu, Hawaii
" Yes "
 Cunningham, Robert Earl ~ ~ n/a ~ unknown
Private
Army
Howard County, Maryland
Line Of Duty
May 12, 1944
Cambridge
American Cemetery
England
" 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"
 Dayhoff, Roger I ~ ~ PH ~ unknown
Private
First Class
397th AAA Bn
Cst Arty Corps
Army
Howard County, Maryland
Died Of Wounds
Jun. 10, 1944
Saint John's Cemetery
Ellicott City, Maryland
" Yes "
 Dietz, Edward J ~ ~ PH ~ Pacific
Electrician's
Mate
Third Class
Navy
Ellicott City, Maryland
Killed In Action
Feb. 18, 1944
Good Shepherd
Cemetery
Ellicott City, Maryland
" Yes "
 Disney, William Daniel ~ ~ PH ~ unknown
2nd
Lieutenant
Air Force
Howard County, Maryland
Killed In Action
May 1, 1944
Arlington
National Cemetery
Arlington, Virginia
" 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"
 Edson, F Alonzo ~ ~ PH ~ unknown
Private
First Class
5th Rng Bn
Army
Howard County, Maryland
Killed In Action
Sep., 1944
Saint John's
Lutheran Cemetery
Columbia, 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"
 Ferron, Robert E ~ ~ PH ~ Europe
Private
First Class
309th Inf
78th Inf Div
Army
Howard County, Maryland
Killed In Action
Mar. 20, 1945
Henri-Chapelle
American Cemetery
Belgium
" 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"
 Gerwig, Robert L ~ ~ PH ~ unknown
Private
First Class
22nd Inf
Army
Howard County, Maryland
Killed In Action
Sep. 18, 1944
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"
 Hilton, Martin B ~ ~ n/a ~ unknown
Staff
Sergeant
38th Eng
Army
Howard County, Maryland
Line Of Duty
Nov. 12, 1944
New Cathedral
Cemetery
Baltimore, Maryland
" Yes "
 Hood, Stanley W ~ ~ n/a ~ Texas
Private
First Class
Army
Howard County, Maryland
Line Of Duty
Jun. 11, 1945
Meadowridge
Memorial Park
Elkridge, Maryland
" Yes "
 Hood, William L, Jr ~ ~ PH ~ unknown
Private
First Class
145th Inf
37th Inf Div
Army
Howard County, Maryland
Died Of Wounds
Feb. 8, 1945
Manila
American Cemetery
Philippines
" 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"
 Isaacs, Edward L ~ ~ PH ~ unknown
Private
First Class
115th Inf
Army
Howard County, Maryland
Died Of Wounds
Aug. 1, 1944
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"
Last Names starting with
" J "
" 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"
 King, Frank T ~ ~ n/a ~ unknown
Private
First Class
597th Port Co
Army
Howard County, Maryland
Line Of Duty
Jul. 5, 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"
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"
 Miller, Henry L ~ ~ AM** PH* ~ Pacific
First
Lieutenant
869th Bmb Sqd
497th Bmb Grp
Air Force
Howard County, Maryland
Missing In Action
Apr. 18, 1945
Honolulu Memorial
Honolulu, Hawaii
" Yes "
Cenotaph
 Moore, Phillip M ~ ~ BS PH ~ unknown
Private
First Class
783rd Ord Co
83rd Inf Div
Army
Howard County, Maryland
Killed In Action
Apr. 15, 1945
Netherlands
American Cemetery
Netherlands
" Yes "
 Moore, Ralph A ~ ~ n/a ~ unknown
Private
365th Inf
Army
Howard County, Maryland
Line Of Duty
Jan. 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"
 Norris, Owen M ~ ~ n/a ~ Pearl Harbor
Private
First Class
29th Chem Decon
Army
Howard County, Maryland
Line Of Duty
May 21, 1944
Honolulu Memorial
Honolulu, Hawaii
" 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"
 Owings, John H, Jr ~ ~ n/a ~ unknown
Technician
Fifth Grade
23rd Bmb Sqd
Air Force
Howard County, Maryland
Line Of Duty
May 26, 1942
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"
 Palmer, Edward Teates ~ ~ PH ~ Germany
Private
Army
Howard County, Maryland
Killed In Action
Apr. 19, 1945
Cedar Grove
Cemetery
Bealeton, Virginia
" Yes "
 Payne, Robert Emmett ~ n/a ~ MM ~ Atlantic
Radio
Officer
S.S. Coloradan
Merchant Marines
Elkridge, Maryland
Missing In Action
Nov. 2, 1942
" Lost At Sea "
" Yes "
Cenotaph
 Pipes, Grady R ~ ~ n/a ~ unknown
Corporal
817th Eng Bn
Army
Howard County, Maryland
Line Of Duty
Apr. 5, 1943
Arlington
National Cemetery
Arlington, Virginia
" 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
" 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"
 Redd, Robert Frank ~ ~ PH ~ unknown
Private
U.S.S.
Indianapolis
Marines
Jessup, Maryland
Missing In Action
Jul. 30, 1945
Manila
American Cemetery
Philippines
" Yes "
Cenotaph
 Ridgely, Emerson M ~ ~ PH ~ unknown
Private
First Class
Army
Howard County, Maryland
Died Of Wounds
1945
Good Shepherd
Cemetery
Ellicott City, Maryland
" Yes "
 Ridgley, Ollie C ~ ~ PH ~ unknown
Sergeant
175th Inf
29th Inf Div
Army
Howard County, Maryland
Killed In Action
Sep. 19, 1944
Baltimore
National Cemetery
Baltimore, Maryland
" Yes "
 Ridgley, Perry F ~ ~ PH ~ unknown
Private
First Class
Infantry
Army
Howard County, Maryland
Killed In Action
Nov. 30, 1944
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"
 Schatz, James Leo, Jr ~ ~ PH ~ Peleliu
Private
First Class
1st Regt
1st Mar Div
Marines
Elkridge, Maryland
Missing In Action
Sep. 21, 1944
Manila
American Cemetery
Philippines
" Yes "
Cenotaph
 Spiker, James S ~ ~ AM PH ~ unknown
Staff
Sergeant
570th Bmb Sqd
390th Bmb Grp
Air Force
Howard County, Maryland
Missing In Action
Jun. 11, 1944
Brittany
American Cemetery
France
" Yes "
Cenotaph
 Stromberg, Paul Griffith, Jr ~ ~ n/a ~ unknown
1st
Lieutenant
2nd TC Sqd
443rd TC Grp
Air Force
Howard County, Maryland
Line Of Duty
Jul. 9, 1945
St. John's Cemetery
Ellicott City, Maryland
" Yes "
 Sullivan, Russell M ~ ~ PH ~ At Sea
Private
First Class
831st Bmb Sqd
485th Bmb Grp
Air Force
Howard County, Maryland
Missing In Action
Apr. 20, 1944
North Africa
American Cemetery
Tunisia
" 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
" T "
" 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
" 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"
 Vane, David H ~ ~ PH ~ Europe
Private
517th Para Inf
Army
Howard County, Maryland
Line Of Duty
May 21, 1945
Epinal
American Cemetery
France
" Yes "
 Volckman, Ernest H ~ ~ PH ~ unknown
Private
First Class
110th Inf
28th Inf Div
Army
Howard County, Maryland
Died Of Wounds
Aug. 8, 1944
Cambridge
American Cemetery
England
" 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"
 White, Charles L ~ ~ PH ~ Germany
Private
First Class
108th Inf
45th Inf Div
Army
Howard County, Maryland
Killed In Action
Apr. 19, 1945
Savage Cemetery
Savage, Maryland
" Yes "
 Wilburn, Reed S ~ ~ DFC AM PH ~ South Pacific
Sergeant
17th Sqd
71st Recon Grp
Air Force
Howard County, Maryland
Missing In Action
Jun. 8, 1944
Manila
American Cemetery
Philippines
" Yes "
Cenotaph
 Wilderson, Samuel F ~ ~ AM PH ~ unknown
1st
Lieutenant
336th Bmb Sqd
95th Bmb Grp
Air Force
Howard County, Maryland
Missing In Action
Jul. 28, 1943
Cambridge
American Cemetery
England
" Yes "
Cenotaph
 Wilson, Joseph E ~ n/a ~ n/a ~ unknown
Private
Army
Howard County, Maryland
Line Of Duty
Jul. 4, 1945
St. Stephen's
Cemetery
Howard County 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"
 Yingling, James W, Jr ~ ~ PH ~ At Sea
Private
U.S.A.T.
Dorchester
Army
Howard County, Maryland
Missing In Action
Feb. 3, 1943
East Coast Memorial
Manhattan, New York
" Yes "
Cenotaph
 Young, John L ~ ~ PH ~ unknown
Sergeant
124th Inf
31st Inf Div.
Army
Elkridge, Maryland
Killed In Action
Jun. 2, 1945
Manila
American Cemetery
Philippines
" 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
" Z "
" None Found
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