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LAST UPDATE:

December 15, 2016

In Memory

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

Kent County had a total of:

" 31 "

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

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

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

Last Name, First Name, M.I.
Notes - Place Of Passing
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
World War II
Cemetery/
Memorial
Online
Memorial
 Ashley, Preston
     unknown
Technician
Fifth Grade
427th Eng Co
Army
Kent County Maryland
Line Of Duty
May 10, 1943
North Africa
American Cemetery
Tunis, Tunisia
" Yes "


Last Name, First Name, M.I.
Notes - Place Of Passing
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
World War II
Cemetery/
Memorial
Online
Memorial
 Last Names starting with
" B "
 NONE FOUND
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Last Name, First Name, M.I.
Notes - Place Of Passing
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
World War II
Cemetery/
Memorial
Online
Memorial
 Cann, William H
    PH Italy
Private
First Class
598th Fld Arty
92nd Inf Div
Army
Kent County Maryland
Killed In Action
Oct. 17, 1944
Florence
American Cemetery
Toscana, Italy
" Yes "
 Clark, Walter G
    unknown
Master
Sergeant
Army
Kent County Maryland
Line Of Duty
unknown
unknown
" Yes "
 Coleman, Frank B
     PH unknown
Private
First Class
Army
Kent County Maryland
Killed In Action
Sep. 25, 1943
Baltimore
National Cemetery
Baltimore, Maryland
" Yes "
 Crawford, Andrew W
     PH unknown
Private
First Class
291st Inf
75th Inf Div
Army
Kent County Maryland
Killed In Action
Jan. 15, 1945
Henri-Chapelle
American Cemetery
Liege, Belgium
" Yes "


Last Name, First Name, M.I.
Notes - Place Of Passing
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
World War II
Cemetery/
Memorial
Online
Memorial
 Daniel, Charles M
    unknown
Private
Army
Kent County Maryland
Line Of Duty
unknown
unknown
" Yes "


Last Name, First Name, M.I.
Notes - Place Of Passing
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
World War II
Cemetery/
Memorial
Online
Memorial
 Eckenrode, Charles G
     PH Belgium
Private
41st Armd Inf
2nd Armd Div
Army
Kent County Maryland
Died Of Wounds
Jan. 3, 1945
Baltimore
National Cemetery
Baltimore, Maryland
" Yes "
 Elburn, Bernard F
    PH Tunisia
Private
135th Inf
34th Inf Div
Army
Kent County Maryland
Killed In Action
Mar. 27, 1943
North Africa
American Cemetery
Tunis, Tunisia
" Yes "
 Elburn, Charles Franklin
    Pacific
Seaman
First Class
U.S.S.
Monaghan
Navy
Rock Hall Maryland
Line Of Duty
Dec. 18, 1944
Manila
American Cemetery
Philippines
" Yes "
Cenotaph


Last Name, First Name, M.I.
Notes - Place Of Passing
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
World War II
Cemetery/
Memorial
Online
Memorial
 Foley, Thomas J, Jr
    PH Anzio
1st
Lieutenant
504th Para Inf
82nd Arbn Div
Army
Kent County Maryland
Killed In Action
Mar. 19, 1944
Sicily-Rome
American Cemetery
Lazio, Italy
" Yes "


Last Name, First Name, M.I.
Notes - Place Of Passing
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
World War II
Cemetery/
Memorial
Online
Memorial
 Green, Robert R
     New Jersey
Private
First Class
Army
Kent County Maryland
Line Of Duty
Mar. 29, 1944
Saint Stephens
Cemetery
Maryland
" Yes "


Last Name, First Name, M.I.
Notes - Place Of Passing
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
World War II
Cemetery/
Memorial
Online
Memorial
 Hoopes, Robert Darlington, Jr
     PH Ryukyu Islands
Lieutenant
U.S.S.
Swordfish
Navy
Chestertown Maryland
Missing In Action
Jan. 12, 1945
Honolulu
Memorial
Honolulu, HI
" Yes "
Cenotaph


Last Name, First Name, M.I.
Notes - Place Of Passing
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
World War II
Cemetery/
Memorial
Online
Memorial
 Last Names starting with
" I "
 NONE FOUND
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Last Name, First Name, M.I.
Notes - Place Of Passing
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
World War II
Cemetery/
Memorial
Online
Memorial
 Last Names starting with
" J "
 NONE FOUND
---
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Last Name, First Name, M.I.
Notes - Place Of Passing
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
World War II
Cemetery/
Memorial
Online
Memorial
 Kibler, John T, Jr
     AM PH unknown
2nd
Lieutenant
343rd Ftr Sqd
55th Ftr Grp
Air Force
Kent County Maryland
Killed In Action
Oct. 15, 1944
Ardennes
American Cemetery
Liege, Belgium
" Yes "
 Kirby, John H
     unknown
Private
First Class
14th Inf
71st Inf Div
Army
Kent County Maryland
Line Of Duty
May 25, 1945
Chester
Cemetery
Chestertown, Maryland
" Yes "
 Knox, Arthur L
    unknown
Corporal
31st Inf
Army
Kent County Maryland
Line Of Duty
May 23, 1942
Manila
American Cemetery
Philippines
" Yes "


Last Name, First Name, M.I.
Notes - Place Of Passing
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
World War II
Cemetery/
Memorial
Online
Memorial
 Lord, Emory L
     PH unknown
Technician
Fifth Grade
224th Med Co
17th Arbn Div
Army
Kent County Maryland
Killed In Action
Mar. 24, 1945
Netherlands
American Cemetery
Netherlands
" Yes "


Last Name, First Name, M.I.
Notes - Place Of Passing
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
World War II
Cemetery/
Memorial
Online
Memorial
 McMahan, Edward S
     BS PH Okinawa
Technician
Fifth Grade
Army
Kent County Maryland
Killed In Action
May 27, 1945
Chester Cemetery
Chestertown, Maryland
" Yes "
 Meeks, Lawrence E
     PH unknown
Technician
Fifth Grade
115th Inf
29th Inf Div
Army
Kent County Maryland
Killed In Action
Jul. 18, 1944
Chester
Cemetery
Chestertown, Maryland
" Yes "
 Miller, Francis Robert
     n/a ~ MM ~ North Atlantic
Engine
Cadet
S.S.
Harry Luckenbach
Merchant Marines
Chestertown, Maryland
Missing In Action
Mar. 17, 1943
" Lost At Sea "
" Yes "
Cenotaph
 Miller, William E
     ~ n/a ~ Unknown
Ensign
Navy
Chestertown, Maryland
unknown
1943
Chester Cemetery
Chestertown, Maryland
" Yes "


Last Name, First Name, M.I.
Notes - Place Of Passing
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
World War II
Cemetery/
Memorial
Online
Memorial
 Naundorf, Ralph Leon
    PH unknown
Private
Marines
Kennedyville Maryland
Missing In Action
Nov. 3, 1942
Manila
American Cemetery
Philippines
" Yes "
Cenotaph


Last Name, First Name, M.I.
Notes - Place Of Passing
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
World War II
Cemetery/
Memorial
Online
Memorial
 Last Names starting with
" O "
 NONE FOUND
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Last Name, First Name, M.I.
Notes - Place Of Passing
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
World War II
Cemetery/
Memorial
Online
Memorial
 Peel, William Howard
     PH Germany
Corporal
60th Inf
9th Armd Div
Army
Kent County Maryland
Killed In Action
Mar. 16, 1945
Henri-Chapelle
American Cemetery
Liege, Belgium
" Yes "
 Peters, Edward A
     SS PH France
Captain
506th Para Inf
101st Arbn Div
Army
Kent County Maryland
Killed In Action
Jun. 9, 1944
Normandy
American Cemetery
Normandy
" Yes "
 Peterson, Norman E, Jr
     PH France
Private
First Class
Infantry
Army
Kent County Maryland
Killed In Action
Jun. 7, 1944
Chester
Cemetery
Chestertown Maryland
" Yes "
 Price, Charles Henry
    PH Guadalcanal
Machinist's
Mate
First Class
USS
Juneau
Navy
Betterton Maryland
Missing In Action
Nov. 13, 1942
Manila
American Cemetery
Philippines
" Yes "
Cenotaph
 Price, Lee Costin, Jr
    PH Java
Machinist's
Mate
Third Class
USS
Asheville
Navy
Chestertown Maryland
Missing In Action
Mar. 3, 1942
Manila
American Cemetery
Philippines
" Yes "
Cenotaph


Last Name, First Name, M.I.
Notes - Place Of Passing
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
World War II
Cemetery/
Memorial
Online
Memorial
 Last Names starting with
" Q "
 NONE FOUND
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Last Name, First Name, M.I.
Notes - Place Of Passing
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
World War II
Cemetery/
Memorial
Online
Memorial
 Last Names starting with
" R "
 NONE FOUND
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Last Name, First Name, M.I.
Notes - Place Of Passing
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
World War II
Cemetery/
Memorial
Online
Memorial
 Semans, Edward S
     AM PH Austria
Staff
Sergeant
721st Bmb Sqd
450th Bmb Grp
Air Force
Kent County Maryland
Missing In Action
Mar. 24, 1944
Florence
American Cemetery
Toscana, Italy
" Yes "
Cenotaph
 Simon, William Christopher
    AM* PH unknown
Staff
Sergeant
84th Bmb Sqd
47th Bmb Grp
Air Force
Kent County Maryland
Killed In Action
Jul. 3, 1943
Sicily-Rome
American Cemetery
Lazio, Italy
" Yes "
 Smallwood, Joseph M
     unknown
Corporal
665th QM
Trk Co
Army
Kent County Maryland
Line Of Duty
Apr. 9, 1945
Arlington
National Cemetery
Arlington, VA
" Yes "
 Stradley, Price Roe
     NC* AM PH Okinawa
Lieutenant
U.S.S.
Bunker Hill
Navy
Galena Maryland
Missing In Action
May 11, 1945
Honolulu
Memorial
Honolulu, HI
" Yes "
Cenotaph


Last Name, First Name, M.I.
Notes - Place Of Passing
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
World War II
Cemetery/
Memorial
Online
Memorial
 Last Names starting with
" T "
 NONE FOUND
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Last Name, First Name, M.I.
Notes - Place Of Passing
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
World War II
Cemetery/
Memorial
Online
Memorial
 Last Names starting with
" U "
 NONE FOUND
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Last Name, First Name, M.I.
Notes - Place Of Passing
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
World War II
Cemetery/
Memorial
Online
Memorial
 Last Names starting with
" V "
 NONE FOUND
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Last Name, First Name, M.I.
Notes - Place Of Passing
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
World War II
Cemetery/
Memorial
Online
Memorial
 Wilson, Leroy E
    unknown
Technician
Fifth Grade
Army
Kent County Maryland
Line Of Duty
unknown
unknown
" Yes "
 Wilson, Leroy T
    PH unknown
Private
First Class
371st Inf
Army
Kent County Maryland
Killed In Action
Dec. 14, 1944
Fountain
Cemetery
Bigwoods, Maryland
" Yes "
 Wright, Thomas
    unknown
Private
First Class
Army
Kent County Maryland
Line Of Duty
unknown
unknown
" Yes "


Last Name, First Name, M.I.
Notes - Place Of Passing
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
World War II
Cemetery/
Memorial
Online
Memorial
 Last Names starting with
" X "
 NONE FOUND
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Last Name, First Name, M.I.
Notes - Place Of Passing
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
World War II
Cemetery/
Memorial
Online
Memorial
 Last Names starting with
" Y "
 NONE FOUND
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Last Name, First Name, M.I.
Notes - Place Of Passing
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
World War II
Cemetery/
Memorial
Online
Memorial
 Last Names starting with
" Z "
 NONE FOUND
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Russ Pickett