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LAST UPDATE:

December 22, 2019

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.

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Kent County had a total of:

" 31 "

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

( I'm 99.9% sure all from Kent 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 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.


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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 )

            

   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 "

  Ashley, Preston
             ~ N/A ~ unknown

Technician
Fifth Grade
427th Engineer Company
Army
Kent County
Line Of Duty
May 10, 1943
North Africa
American Cemetery
Tunisia
" Yes "

Last Names starting with " B " ~ " 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 "

  Cann, William H.
             ~ PH ~ Italy

Private
First Class
598th Field Artillery
92nd Infantry Division
Army
Kent County
Killed In Action
October 17, 1944
Florence
American Cemetery
Italy
" Yes "

  Clark, Walter G.
             ~ N/A ~ unknown

Master
Sergeant
Army
Kent County
Line Of Duty
unknown
Maryland National
WW II Memorial
Annapolis, MD
" Yes "
Cenotaph

  Coleman, Frank B.
             ~ PH ~ unknown

Private
First Class
Army
Kent County
Killed In Action
September 25, 1943
Baltimore
National Cemetery
Baltimore, MD
" Yes "

  Crawford, Andrew W.
             ~ PH ~ unknown

Private
First Class
291st Infantry Regiment
75th Infantry Division
Army
Kent County
Killed In Action
January 15, 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 "

  Daniel, Charles M.
             ~ N/A ~ unknown

Private
Army
Kent County
Line Of Duty
unknown
Maryland National
WW II Memorial
Annapolis, MD
" 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 "

  Eckenrode, Charles G.
             ~ PH ~ Belgium

Private
41st Armd Inf
2nd Armd Div
Army
Kent County
Died Of Wounds
January 3, 1945
Baltimore
National Cemetery
Baltimore, MD
" Yes "

  Elburn, Bernard F.
             ~ PH ~ Tunisia

Private
135th Inf
34th Inf Div
Army
Kent County
Killed In Action
March 27, 1943
North Africa
American Cemetery
Tunisia
" Yes "

  Elburn, Charles F.
             ~ NA ~ Pacific
            " Family Link Included "

Seaman
First Class
U.S.S. Monaghan
Navy
Rock Hall
Line Of Duty
December 18, 1944
Manila
American Cemetery
Philippines
" 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 "

  Foley, Thomas J., Jr.
             ~ PH ~ Anzio

1st
Lieutenant
504th Para Inf
82nd Arbn Div
Army
Kent County
Killed In Action
March 19, 1944
Sicily-Rome
American Cemetery
Italy
" 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 "

  Green, Robert R.
             ~ N/A ~ New Jersey

Private
First Class
Army
Kent County
Line Of Duty
March 29, 1944
St. Stephens Cemetery
Maryland
" 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 "

  Hoopes, Robert D., Jr.
             ~ PH ~ Ryukyu Islands

Lieutenant
U.S.S. Swordfish
Navy
Chestertown
Missing In Action
January 12, 1945
Honolulu Memorial
Honolulu, HI
" Yes "
Cenotaph

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

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 "

  Kibler, John T., Jr.
             ~ AM PH ~ unknown

2nd
Lieutenant
343rd Ftr Sqd
55th Ftr Grp
Air Force
Kent County Maryland
Killed In Action
October 15, 1944
Ardennes
American Cemetery
Belgium
" Yes "

  Kirby, John H.
             ~ N/A ~ unknown

Private
First Class
14th Inf
71st Inf Div
Army
Kent County Maryland
Line Of Duty
May 25, 1945
Chester Cemetery
Chestertown, MD
" Yes "

  Knox, Arthur L.
             ~ POW PH ~ Philipppines

Corporal
31st Inf Regt
Army
Kent County Maryland
Died While POW
May 23, 1942
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 "

  Lord, Emory L.
             ~ PH ~ unknown

Technician
Fifth Grade
224th Med Co
17th Arbn Div
Army
Kent County Maryland
Killed In Action
March 24, 1945
Netherlands
American Cemetery
Netherlands
" 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 "

  McMahan,  Edward S.
             ~ BS PH ~ Okinawa

Technician
Fifth Grade
Army
Kent County
Killed In Action
May 27, 1945
Chester Cemetery
Chestertown, MD
" Yes "

  Meeks,  Lawrence E.
             ~ PH ~ unknown

Technician
Fifth Grade
115th Infantry Regiment
29th Infantry Division
Army
Kent County
Killed In Action
July 18, 1944
Chester Cemetery
Chestertown, MD
" Yes "

  Miller,  Francis R.
            N/A ~ MM** ~ North Atlantic

Engine
Cadet
S.S. Harry Luckenbach
Merchant Marine
Chestertown
Lost At Sea
March 17, 1943
Cemetery /
Memorial
" Not Found "
" Yes "
Cenotaph

  Miller,  William E.
             ~ N/A ~ Florida

Ensign
Navy
Chestertown
Line Of Duty
July 27, 1943
Chester Cemetery
Chestertown, 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 "

  Naundorf,  Ralph L.
             ~ PH ~ Solomon Islands

Private
5th Marine Regiment
1st Marine Division
Marines
Kennedyville, Maryland
Missing In Action
November 3, 1942
Manila
American Cemetery
Philippines
" Yes "
Cenotaph

Last Names starting with " O " ~ " 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 "

  Peel,  William H.
             ~ PH ~ Germany

Corporal
60th Inf
9th Armd Div
Army
Kent County
Killed In Action
March 16, 1945
Henri-Chapelle
American Cemetery
Belgium
" Yes "

  Peters,  Edward A.
             ~ SS PH ~ France

Captain
506th Para Inf
101st Arbn Div
Army
Kent County
Killed In Action
June 9, 1944
Normandy
American Cemetery
Normandy
" Yes "

  Peterson,  Norman E., Jr.
             ~ PH ~ France

Private
First Class
Infantry
Army
Kent County
Killed In Action
June 7, 1944
Chester Cemetery
Chestertown, MD
" Yes "

  Price,  Charles H.
             ~ PH ~ Guadalcanal

Machinist's
Mate
First Class
U.S.S. Juneau
Navy
Betterton, Maryland
Missing In Action
November 13, 1942
Manila
American Cemetery
Philippines
" Yes "
Cenotaph

  Price,  Lee C., Jr.
             ~ PH ~ Java

Machinist's
Mate
Third Class
U.S.S. Asheville
Navy
Chestertown, Maryland
Missing In Action
March 3, 1942
Manila
American Cemetery
Philippines
" Yes "
Cenotaph

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

Last Names starting with " R " ~ " 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 "

  Semans,  Edward S.
             ~ AM PH ~ Austria

Staff
Sergeant
721st Bmb Sqd
450th Bmb Grp
Air Force
Kent County Maryland
Missing In Action
March 24, 1944
Florence
American Cemetery
Italy
" Yes "
Cenotaph

  Simon,  William C.
             ~ AM+ PH ~ unknown

Staff
Sergeant
84th Bmb Sqd
47th Bmb Grp
Air Force
Kent County Maryland
Killed In Action
July 3, 1943
Sicily-Rome
American Cemetery
Italy
" Yes "

  Smallwood,  Joseph M.
             ~ N/A ~ unknown

Corporal
665th QM
Trk Co
Army
Kent County Maryland
Line Of Duty
April 9, 1945
Arlington
National Cemetery
Arlington, VA
" Yes "

  Stradley,  Price R.
             ~ 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 Names starting with " T " ~ " There Were None ! "

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

Last Names starting with " V " ~ " 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 "

  Wilson,  Leroy E.
            N/A ~ N/A ~ Virginia

Technician
Fifth Grade
Army
Kent County Maryland
Died Of Illness
May 13, 1945
Worton Union
ME Cemetery
Worton, MD
" Yes "

  Wilson,  Leroy T.
            N/A ~ PH ~ unknown

Private
First Class
371st Inf
Army
Kent County Maryland
Killed In Action
December 14, 1944
Fountain Cemetery
Bigwoods, MD
" Yes "

  Wright,  Thomas
            N/A ~ N/A ~ Virginia

Private
First Class
Army
Kent County Maryland
Line Of Duty
August 11, 1942
" Unknown "
" Yes "

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

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

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

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Email any questions or comments to:

Russ Pickett

( russpickde@comcast.net )