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( All weblinks within this document are "Blue" )

INCLUDING:

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

Page Last Updated
Friday,

" September 16, 2022 "

( This webpage originally created July ~ 2010 )

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

An " * "   Shown behind a soldier or sailor's name = ( Biography created by Russ Pickett )

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 " may " have been included that died close to the war's end possibly from wounds or illiness )

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   Last Name, First Name, M.I.

Photos ~ Awards ~ Place Of Passing

Notes ~ ( If Available )

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

  Appleby, Leonard V.

~ PH ~ France

" Family Link Included "

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

  Arrington, John Robert, Jr.

~ N/A ~ unknown

" Family Link Included "

1st
Lieutenant
U.S. Army Air Force
Howard County
" Line Of Duty "
February 4, 1945
Mountain View
Cemetery
Marriottsville, MD
" Yes "

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   Last Name, First Name, M.I.

Photos ~ Awards ~ Place Of Passing

Notes ~ ( If Available )

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

" Yes "

  Baxley, Joshua Warfield, III

~ PH ~ Mediterranean

" Family Link Included "
~ ~ ~
He was " 1 " of " 52 " that
perished on the " U.S.S. Bristol " !
All are noted on the link
to the right !

Lieutenant
Visit my tribute page
for the :

" U.S.S. Bristol "
( DD-453 )

" Ship Sank "
U.S. Navy
Ellicott City
" Missing In Action "
October 13, 1943
North Africa
American Cemetery
Tunisia
" Yes "
Cenotaph

  Blake, Frank Burns, Jr.

~ AM / PH ~ Pacific
~ ~ ~
He was " 1 " of " 15 "
that perished
on " PB4Y-2 #59497 " !

Aviation
Machinist's Mate
2nd Class
PB4Y-2 #59497
VPB-106
U.S. Navy
Laurel
" Missing In Action "
March 9, 1945
Honolulu Memorial
Honolulu, HI
" Yes "
Cenotaph

  Brown, Carl Thomas, Jr.

   ~ PH+ ~ Germany

" Family Link Included "

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

  Bujanowski, Benjamin S.

~ PH ~ France

" Family Link Included "

Private
358th Infantry Regiment
90th Infantry Division
U.S. Army
Howard County
" Killed In Action "
November 16, 1944
Baltimore
National Cemetery
Baltimore, MD
" Yes "

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   Last Name, First Name, M.I.

Photos ~ Awards ~ Place Of Passing

Notes ~ ( If Available )

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

" Yes "

  Cavey, Edward Francis, Jr.

~ BS / PH+ ~ Okinawa

" Family Link Included "

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

  Cunningham, Robert Earl

~ N/A ~ unknown

" Family Link Included "

Private
851st Engineer Battalion
U.S. Army
Howard County
" Line Of Duty "
May 12, 1944
Cambridge
American Cemetery
England
" Yes "

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   Last Name, First Name, M.I.

Photos ~ Awards ~ Place Of Passing

Notes ~ ( If Available )

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

" Family Link Included "

Private
First Class
397th A.A.A. Battalion
Coast Artillery Corps
U.S. Army
Howard County
" Died Of Wounds "
June 10, 1944
Saint John's Cemetery
Ellicott City
" Yes "

  Dietz, Edward John

~ N/A ~ Pacific

" Family Link Included "

Electrician's
Mate
3rd Class
U.S.S. Sederstrom
(DE-31)

U.S. Navy
Ellicott City
" Line Of Duty "
February 18, 1944
Good Shepherd
Cemetery
Ellicott City, MD
" Yes "

  Disney, William Daniel

~ N/A ~ Newfoundland

Second
Lieutenant
272nd
Air Force Base Unit
U.S. Army Air Force
Howard County
" Line Of Duty "
May 1, 1944
Arlington
National Cemetery
Arlington, VA
" Yes "

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   Last Name, First Name, M.I.

Photos ~ Awards ~ Place Of Passing

Notes ~ ( If Available )

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

" Yes "

  Edson, F. Alonzo

~ PH ~ France

" Family Link Included "

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

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   Last Name, First Name, M.I.

Photos ~ Awards ~ Place Of Passing

Notes ~ ( If Available )

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

" Yes "

  Ferron, Robert E.

~ PH ~ Germany

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

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   Last Name, First Name, M.I.

Photos ~ Awards ~ Place Of Passing

Notes ~ ( If Available )

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

" Family Link Included "

Private
First Class
22nd Infantry Regiment
U.S. Army
Howard County
" Killed In Action "
September 18, 1944
Baltimore
National Cemetery
Baltimore, MD
" Yes "

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   Last Name, First Name, M.I.

Photos ~ Awards ~ Place Of Passing

Notes ~ ( If Available )

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

" Family Link Included "

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

  Hood, Stanley Wesley

~ N/A ~ Texas

" Family Link Included "

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

  Hood, William L., Jr.

~ PH ~ unknown

Private
First Class
145th Infantry Regiment
37th Infantry Division
U.S. Army
Howard County
" Died Of Wounds "
February 8, 1945
Manila
American Cemetery
Philippines
" Yes "

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   Last Name, First Name, M.I.

Photos ~ Awards ~ Place Of Passing

Notes ~ ( If Available )

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 Regiment
U.S. Army
Howard County
" Died Of Wounds "
August 1, 1944
Baltimore
National Cemetery
Baltimore, MD
" Yes "

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

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   Last Name, First Name, M.I.

Photos ~ Awards ~ Place Of Passing

Notes ~ ( If Available )

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
U.S. Army
Howard County
" Line Of Duty "
July 5, 1945
Baltimore
National Cemetery
Baltimore, MD
" Yes "

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

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   Last Name, First Name, M.I.

Photos ~ Awards ~ Place Of Passing

Notes ~ ( If Available )

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

" Family Link Included "
~ ~ ~
All crewman that
perished with him
are linked on his record !

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

  Moore, Phillip M.

   ~ BS / PH ~ Germany

" Family Link Included "

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

  Moore, Ralph A.

~ N/A ~ unknown

Private
365th Infantry Regiment
U.S. Army
Howard County
" Line Of Duty "
January 20, 1945
Baltimore
National Cemetery
Baltimore, MD
" Yes "

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   Last Name, First Name, M.I.

Photos ~ Awards ~ Place Of Passing

Notes ~ ( If Available )

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

" Yes "

  Norris, Owen Mathias

   ~ N/A ~ Pearl Harbor

Private
First Class
29th Chemical
Decontamination Company
U.S. Army
Howard County
" Line Of Duty "
May 21, 1944
" West Loch Disaster "
Honolulu
Memorial
Honolulu, HI
" Yes "
Cenotaph

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   Last Name, First Name, M.I.

Photos ~ Awards ~ Place Of Passing

Notes ~ ( If Available )

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

" Yes "

  Owings, John Hall, Jr.

   ~ N/A ~ Philippines

" Family Link Included "

Technician
Fifth Grade
23rd Bomber Squadron
Air Force
Howard County
" Line Of Duty "
May 26, 1942
Baltimore
National Cemetery
Baltimore, MD
" Yes "

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   Last Name, First Name, M.I.

Photos ~ Awards ~ Place Of Passing

Notes ~ ( If Available )

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

" Yes "

  Palmer, Edward Teates

~ PH ~ Germany

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

  Payne, Robert Emmett

~ MM ** ~ Atlantic
~ ~ ~
Robert was " 1 " of " 48 " survivors
from the " S.S. Coloradan " !
He then died on the M.V. Zaandam
( the ship that rescued him )
when it was sunk !

Radio Officer
S.S. Coloradan
" Ship Sunk "
U.S. Merchant Marine
Elkridge
" Missing In Action "
November 2, 1942
Maryland National
WW II Memorial
Annapolis, MD
" Yes "
Cenotaph

  Pipes, Grady R.

~ N/A ~ unknown

Corporal
817th Engineer Battalion
U.S. Army
Howard County
" Line Of Duty "
April 5, 1943
Arlington
National Cemetery
Arlington, VA
" Yes "

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

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   Last Name, First Name, M.I.

Photos ~ Awards ~ Place Of Passing

Notes ~ ( If Available )

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

" Yes "

  Redd, Robert Frank

~ PH ~ South Pacific

" Family Link Included "
~ ~ ~
He was " 1 " of " 300 "
that perished
on the " Indianapolis " !

Private
" Armed Guard "
U.S. Marine
U.S.S.
Indianapolis
( CA-35 )

" Ship Sank "
U.S. Navy
Jessup
" Missing In Action "
July 30, 1945
Manila
American Cemetery
Philippines
" Yes "
Cenotaph

  Ridgely, Emerson M.

~ PH ~ unknown

" Family Link Included "

Private
First Class
U.S. Army
Howard County
" Died Of Wounds "
February 28, 1945
Good Shepherd
Cemetery
Ellicott City, MD
" Yes "

  Ridgley, Ollie C.

~ PH ~ France

" Family Link Included "
~ ~ ~
Brother of :
Perry F. Ridgley ~ ( below )

Sergeant
175th Infantry Regiment
29th Infantry Division
U.S. Army
Howard County
" Killed In Action "
September 19, 1944
" Battle for Brest "
Baltimore
National Cemetery
Baltimore, MD
" Yes "

  Ridgley, Perry F.

~ PH ~ unknown

" Family Link Included "
~ ~ ~
Brother of :
Ollie C. Ridgley ~ ( above )

Private
First Class
Infantry
U.S. Army
Howard County
" Killed In Action "
November 30, 1944
Baltimore
National Cemetery
Baltimore, MD
" Yes "

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   Last Name, First Name, M.I.

Photos ~ Awards ~ Place Of Passing

Notes ~ ( If Available )

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

" Yes "

  Schatz, James Leo, Jr.

   ~ PH ~ Peleliu

" Family Link Included "

Private
First Class
1st Marine Regiment
1st Marine Division
U.S. Marine Corp
Elkridge
" Missing In Action "
September 21, 1944
Manila
American Cemetery
Philippines
" Yes "
Cenotaph

  Spiker, James S.

   ~ AM / PH ~ English Channel
~ ~ ~
All crewman that
perished with him
are linked on his record !

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

  Stromberg, Paul Griffith, Jr.

~ N/A ~ India

" Family Link Included "

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

  Sullivan, Russell Mahlon

~ PH ~ At Sea

" Family Link Included "
~ ~ ~
He was " 1 " of " 580 " that
perished on the " Paul Hamilton " !
All are noted on the link
to the right !

Private
First Class
" Passenger "
Army Air Force
Visit my tribute page
for the :

" S.S. Paul Hamilton "
" Ship Sank "
U.S. Merchant Marine
Howard County
" Missing In Action "
April 20, 1944
North Africa
American Cemetery
Tunisia
" Yes "
Cenotaph

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

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

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   Last Name, First Name, M.I.

Photos ~ Awards ~ Place Of Passing

Notes ~ ( If Available )

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

" Yes "

  Vane, David Humphry

~ PH ~ Europe

Private
517th Parachute Infantry
U.S. 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
U.S. Army
Howard County
" Died Of Wounds "
August 8, 1944
Cambridge
American Cemetery
England
" Yes "

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   Last Name, First Name, M.I.

Photos ~ Awards ~ Place Of Passing

Notes ~ ( If Available )

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

" Yes "

  White, Charles Lindberg

~ PH ~ Germany

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

  Wilburn, Reed Stanwood

   ~ DFC / AM / PH ~ South Pacific

" Family Link Included "
~ ~ ~
All crewman that
perished with him
are linked on his record !

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

  Wilderson, Samuel F.

   ~ AM / PH ~ unknown
~ ~ ~
All crewman that
perished with him
are linked on his record !

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

  Wilson, Joseph E.

N/A ~ N/A ~ unknown

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

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

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   Last Name, First Name, M.I.

Photos ~ Awards ~ Place Of Passing

Notes ~ ( If Available )

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
~ ~ ~
He was " 1 " of " 675 "
that perished
on the " Dorchester " !

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

  Young, John L.

   ~ PH+ ~ unknown

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

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

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Email any questions or comments to:

Russ Pickett  ~  ( russpickde@comcast.net )

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