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( All weblinks within this document are "Blue" )

INCLUDING:

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

LAST UPDATE:

June 12, 2020

In Memory

     The following list was created in the memory of the brave men and women from Howard 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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Howard County had a total of:

" 44 "

Soldiers, Sailors & Merchant Marines who

" Gave Their All " during World War II

( I'm 99.9% sure all from Howard 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 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.


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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 )

" Cause Of Death " ~ Color Coding:
      " RED " = Died during Battle.
      " MAROON " = Died of a "non-battle" related incident.

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 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
Military
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
 For Online 
Memorial
Click on
" Yes "

  Adams, George C.
             ~ N/A ~ D.C.

Private
Army
Howard County
Line Of Duty
Dec. 14, 1943
Saint Louis
Parish Cemetery
Clarksville, MD
" Yes "

  Appleby, Leonard V.
             ~ PH ~ France

Private
116th Infantry Regiment
29th Infantry Division
Army
Howard County
Killed In Action
Jul. 18, 1944
Normandy
American Cemetery
France
" Yes "

  Arrington, John R., Jr.
             ~ N/A ~ unknown

1st
Lieutenant
Air Force
Howard County
Line Of Duty
Feb. 4, 1945
Mountain View
Cemetery
Marriottsville, 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 "

  Baxley, Joshua W., III
             ~ PH ~ Mediterranean

Lieutenant
U.S.S. Bristol
Medical Corps
Navy
Ellicott City
Missing In Action
Oct. 13, 1943
North Africa
American Cemetery
Tunisia
" Yes "
Cenotaph

  Blake, Frank B., Jr.
             ~ AM PH ~ Pacific

Aviation
Machinist's Mate
Second Class
VPB-106
Navy
Laurel
Missing In Action
Mar. 9, 1945
Honolulu Memorial
Honolulu, HI
" Yes "
Cenotaph

  Brown, Carl T.
             ~ PH+ ~ unknown

Private
175th Infantry Regiment
29th Infantry Division
Army
Howard County
Killed In Action
Nov. 18, 1944
Netherlands
American Cemetery
Netherlands
" Yes "

  Bujanowski, Benjamin S.
             ~ PH ~ unknown

Private
358th Infantry Regiment
90th Infantry Division
Army
Howard County
Killed In Action
Nov. 16, 1944
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 "

  Cavey, Edward F., Jr.
             ~ BS PH+ ~ Okinawa

Sergeant
307th Infantry Regiment
77th Infantry Division
Army
Howard County
Killed In Action
May 18, 1945
National
Memorial Cemetery
Honolulu, HI
" Yes "

  Cunningham, Robert E.
             ~ N/A ~ unknown

Private
Army
Howard County
Line Of Duty
May 12, 1944
Cambridge
American Cemetery
England
" 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 "

  Dayhoff, Roger I.
             ~ PH ~ unknown

Private
First Class
397th AAA Bn
Coast Arty Corps
Army
Howard County
Died Of Wounds
Jun. 10, 1944
Saint John's Cemetery
Ellicott City
" Yes "

  Dietz, Edward J.
             ~ PH ~ Pacific

Electrician's
Mate
Third Class
Navy
Ellicott City
Killed In Action
Feb. 18, 1944
Good Shepherd
Cemetery
Ellicott City, MD
" Yes "

  Disney, William D.
             ~ PH ~ unknown

2nd
Lieutenant
Air Force
Howard County
Killed In Action
May 1, 1944
Arlington
National Cemetery
Arlington, VA
" 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 "

  Edson, F. Alonzo
             ~ PH ~ unknown

Private
First Class
5th Ranger
Battalion
Army
Howard County
Killed In Action
Sep., 1944
Saint John's
Lutheran Cemetery
Columbia, 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 "

  Ferron, Robert E.
             ~ PH ~ Europe

Private
First Class
309th Infantry Regiment
78th Infantry Division
Army
Howard County
Killed In Action
Mar. 20, 1945
Henri-Chapelle
American Cemetery
Belgium
" 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 "

  Gerwig, Robert L.
             ~ PH ~ unknown

Private
First Class
22nd Infantry
Army
Howard County
Killed In Action
Sep. 18, 1944
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 "

  Hilton, Martin B.
             ~ N/A ~ unknown

Staff
Sergeant
38th Engineers
Army
Howard County
Line Of Duty
Nov. 12, 1944
New Cathedral
Cemetery
Baltimore, MD
" Yes "

  Hood, Stanley W.
             ~ N/A ~ Texas

Private
First Class
Army
Howard County
Line Of Duty
Jun. 11, 1945
Meadowridge
Memorial Park
Elkridge, MD
" Yes "

  Hood, William L., Jr.
             ~ PH ~ unknown

Private
First Class
145th Infantry
37th Infantry Division
Army
Howard County
Died Of Wounds
Feb. 8, 1945
Manila
American Cemetery
Philippines
" 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 "

  Isaacs, Edward L.
             ~ PH ~ unknown

Private
First Class
115th Infantry
Army
Howard County
Died Of Wounds
Aug. 1, 1944
Baltimore
National Cemetery
Baltimore, MD
" Yes "

Last Names starting with " J " ~ " 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 "

  King, Frank T.
             ~ N/A ~ unknown

Private
First Class
597th Port Company
Army
Howard County
Line Of Duty
Jul. 5, 1945
Baltimore
National Cemetery
Baltimore, MD
" 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 "

  Miller, Henry L.
             ~ AM+ PH+ ~ Pacific

First
Lieutenant
869th Bomber Squadron
497th Bomber Group
Air Force
Howard County
Missing In Action
Apr. 18, 1945
Honolulu Memorial
Honolulu, HI
" Yes "
Cenotaph

  Moore, Phillip M.
             ~ BS PH ~ unknown

Private
First Class
783rd Ord. Company
83rd Infantry Division
Army
Howard County
Killed In Action
Apr. 15, 1945
Netherlands
American Cemetery
Netherlands
" Yes "

  Moore, Ralph A.
             ~ N/A ~ unknown

Private
365th Infantry
Army
Howard County
Line Of Duty
Jan. 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 "

  Norris, Owen M.
             ~ N/A ~ Pearl Harbor

Private
First Class
29th Chem Decon
Army
Howard County
Line Of Duty
May 21, 1944
Honolulu Memorial
Honolulu, HI
" Yes "
Cenotaph


   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 "

  Owings, John H., Jr.
             ~ N/A ~ unknown

Technician
Fifth Grade
23rd Bomber Squadron
Air Force
Howard County
Line Of Duty
May 26, 1942
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 "

  Palmer, Edward T.
             ~ PH ~ Germany

Private
Army
Howard County
Killed In Action
Apr. 19, 1945
Cedar Grove
Cemetery
Bealeton, VA
" Yes "

  Payne, Robert E.
            N/A ~ MM** ~ Atlantic

Radio
Officer
S.S. Coloradan
Merchant Marines
Elkridge
Missing In Action
Nov. 2, 1942
" Lost At Sea "
" Yes "
Cenotaph

  Pipes, Grady R.
             ~ N/A ~ unknown

Corporal
817th Engineer Bn
Army
Howard County
Line Of Duty
Apr. 5, 1943
Arlington
National Cemetery
Arlington, VA
" Yes "

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 "

  Redd, Robert F.
             ~ PH ~ unknown

Private
U.S.S.
Indianapolis
Marines
Jessup
Missing In Action
Jul. 30, 1945
Manila
American Cemetery
Philippines
" Yes "
Cenotaph

  Ridgely, Emerson M.
             ~ PH ~ unknown

Private
First Class
Army
Howard County
Died Of Wounds
1945
Good Shepherd
Cemetery
Ellicott City, MD
" Yes "

  Ridgley, Ollie C.
             ~ PH ~ unknown

    Brother of: Perry F. Ridgley ~ ( below )

Sergeant
175th Infantry Regiment
29th Infantry Division
Army
Howard County
Killed In Action
Sep. 19, 1944
Baltimore
National Cemetery
Baltimore, MD
" Yes "

  Ridgley, Perry F.
             ~ PH ~ unknown

    Brother of: Ollie C. Ridgley ~ ( above )

Private
First Class
Infantry
Army
Howard County
Killed In Action
Nov. 30, 1944
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 "

  Schatz, James L., Jr.
             ~ PH ~ Peleliu

Private
First Class
1st Marine Regiment
1st Marine Division
Marines
Elkridge
Missing In Action
Sep. 21, 1944
Manila
American Cemetery
Philippines
" Yes "
Cenotaph

  Spiker, James S.
             ~ AM PH ~ unknown

Staff
Sergeant
570th Bomber Squadron
390th Bomber Group
Air Force
Howard County
Missing In Action
Jun. 11, 1944
Brittany
American Cemetery
France
" Yes "
Cenotaph

  Stromberg, Paul G., Jr.
             ~ N/A ~ unknown

1st
Lieutenant
2nd TC Sqd
443rd TC Grp
Air Force
Howard County
Line Of Duty
Jul. 9, 1945
St. John's Cemetery
Ellicott City, MD
" Yes "

  Sullivan, Russell M.
             ~ PH ~ At Sea

Private
First Class
831st Bomber Squadron
485th Bomber Group
Air Force
Howard County
Missing In Action
Apr. 20, 1944
North Africa
American Cemetery
Tunisia
" Yes "
Cenotaph

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

Last Names starting with " U " ~ " 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 "

  Vane, David H.
             ~ PH ~ Europe

Private
517th Parachute Infantry
Army
Howard County
Line Of Duty
May 21, 1945
Epinal
American Cemetery
France
" Yes "

  Volckman, Ernest H.
             ~ PH ~ unknown

Private
First Class
110th Infantry Regiment
28th Infantry Division
Army
Howard County
Died Of Wounds
Aug. 8, 1944
Cambridge
American Cemetery
England
" 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 "

  White, Charles L.
             ~ PH ~ Germany

Private
First Class
108th Infantry Regiment
45th Infantry Division
Army
Howard County
Killed In Action
Apr. 19, 1945
Savage Cemetery
Savage, MD
" Yes "

  Wilburn, Reed S.
             ~ DFC AM PH ~ South Pacific

Sergeant
17th Squadron
71st Recon. Group
Air Force
Howard County
Missing In Action
Jun. 8, 1944
Manila
American Cemetery
Philippines
" Yes "
Cenotaph

  Wilderson, Samuel F.
             ~ AM PH ~ unknown

1st
Lieutenant
336th Bomber Squadron
95th Bomber Group
Air Force
Howard County
Missing In Action
Jul. 28, 1943
Cambridge
American Cemetery
England
" Yes "
Cenotaph

  Wilson, Joseph E.
            N/A ~ N/A ~ unknown

Private
Army
Howard County
Line Of Duty
Jul. 4, 1945
St. Stephen's
Cemetery
Howard County, MD
" Yes "

Last Names starting with " X " ~ " 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 "

  Yingling, James W., Jr.
             ~ PH ~ At Sea

Private
U.S.A.T.
Dorchester
Army
Howard County
Missing In Action
Feb. 3, 1943
East Coast Memorial
Manhattan, NY
" Yes "
Cenotaph

  Young, John L.
             ~ PH ~ unknown

Sergeant
124th Infantry Regiment
31st Infantry Division.
Army
Elkridge, Maryland
Killed In Action
Jun. 2, 1945
Manila
American Cemetery
Philippines
" Yes "

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

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