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( All weblinks within this document are "Blue" )

INCLUDING:

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

LAST UPDATE:

February 11, 2020

In Memory

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

" 51 "

Soldiers and Sailors who "Gave Their All" during World War II

( I'm 99.9% sure all from Somerset 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 Somerset 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 in Maryland & New York
                                  " 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 " !

" steve s " ~ For his great photos and research work in the Manila American Cemetery, Philippines
                          " 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 )

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 )


            

Somerset County listed by Last Name:

Last Names starting with " A " ~ " 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 "

  Ballantine,  Thomas A.
             ~ PH ~ France

Staff
Sergeant
115th Infantry Regiment
29th Infantry Division
Army
Somerset County
Killed In Action
June 14, 1944
Normandy
American Cemetery
France
" Yes "

  Bloodsworth,  Robert L., Jr.
             ~ PH ~ France

Sergeant
180th Infantry Regiment
45th Infantry Division
Army
Somerset County
Killed In Action
December 21, 1944
St. Andrew's
Church Cemetery
Princess Anne, MD
" Yes "

  Bozman,  Murrel A.
             ~ N/A ~ Germany
            " Family Link Included "

Private
First Class
175th Infantry Regiment
29th Infantry Division
Army
Somerset County
Line Of Duty
April 11, 1945
Oriole Cemetery
Oriole, MD
" Yes "

  Bradshaw,  Edwin E.
             ~ PH ~ unknown
            " Family Link Included "

Sergeant
6th Armored Infantry
1st Armored Division
Army
Crisfield
Died Of Wounds
April 18, 1943
American Legion
Cemetery
Crisfield, MD
" Yes "

  Brittingham,  Alvin M.
             ~ PH ~ Italy
            " Family Link Included "

    Brother of: Everett ~ ( below )

Sergeant
Army
Princess Anne
Died Of Wounds
May 24, 1944
St. Andrew's
Church Cemetery
Princess Anne, MD
" Yes "

  Brittingham,  Everett T., Jr.
             ~ PH ~ France
            " Family Link Included "

    Brother of: Alvin ~ ( above )

Sergeant
Army
Princess Anne
Killed In Action
August 28, 1944
St. Andrew's
Church Cemetery
Princess Anne, MD
" Yes "

  Bromley,  Weldon C.
             ~ PH ~ Philippines
            " Family Link Included "

Private
First Class
Army
Somerset County
Killed In Action
February 10, 1945
Salem Methodist
Church Cemetery
Pocomoke City, MD
" Yes "

  Butler,  Clifton H., Jr.
             ~ PH ~ unknown
            " Family Link Included "

Private
Infantry
Army
Somerset County
Died Of Wounds
November 15, 1944
Crisfield Cemetery
Crisfield, MD
" Yes "

  Byrd,  Robert J.
             ~ PH ~ Germany

Private
12th Infantry Regiment
4th Infantry Division
Army
Somerset County
Killed In Action
February 3, 1945
American Legion
Cemetery
Crisfield, 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 "

  Campbell,  James F.
             ~ N/A ~ New Guinea

Private
First Class
124th Infantry Regiment
31st Infantry Division
Army
Somerset County
Line Of Duty
September 27, 1944
Asbury
Methodist Cemetery
Allen, MD
" Yes "

  Collins,  Hiram H.
             ~ PH ~ France, D-Day
            " Family Link Included "

First
Sergeant
149th Engineer
Combat Battalion
Army
Somerset County
Missing In Action
June 6, 1944
Normandy
American Cemetery
France
" Yes "
Cenotaph

  Crockett,  Cyril, Jr.
             ~ PH ~ Germany
            " Family Link Included "

Private
First Class
304th Infantry Regiment
76th Infantry Division
Army
Somerset County
Killed In Action
April 10, 1945
American Legion
Cemetery
Crisfield, MD
" Yes "

  Crockett,  James C.
             ~ N/A ~ U.S.
            " Family Link Included "

Boatswain's
Mate
Second Class
Coast Guard
Somerset County
Line Of Duty
February 10, 1943
Sunny Ridge
Memorial Park
Crisfield, MD
" Yes "

  Curtis,  George
             ~ PH ~ Italy
            " Family Link Included "

Private
First Class
349th Infantry Regiment
88th Infantry Division
Army
Somerset County
Killed In Action
June 2, 1944
St. Paul's
Church Cemetery
Wenona, 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 "

  Dize,  Elmer A.
             ~ PH ~ unknown
            " Family Link Included "

Private
First Class
50th Armored Infantry
6th Armored Division
Army
Somerset County
Killed In Action
January 1, 1945
American Legion
Cemetery
Crisfield, MD
" Yes "

  Dryden,  Alton E., Jr.
             ~ N/A ~ Florida
            " Family Link Included "

    Cousin of: Bernard ~ ( below )

Lieutenant
Navy
Somerset County
Line Of Duty
February 1, 1944
St. Andrew's
Church Cemetery
Princess Anne, MD
" Yes "

  Dryden,  Bernard C.
             ~ PH ~ Italy
            " Family Link Included "

    Cousin of: Alton ~ ( above )

Private
First Class
142nd Infantry Regiment
36th Infantry Division
Army
Somerset County
Killed In Action
May 31, 1944
St. Andrew's
Church Cemetery
Princess Anne, MD
" Yes "

  Duncan,  Alonza
             ~ PH ~ Belgium

Private
330th Infantry Regiment
83rd Infantry Division
Army
Somerset County
Killed In Action
January 13, 1945
St. Andrew's
Church Cemetery
Princess Anne, MD
" Yes "

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

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

Last Names starting with " G " ~ " 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 "

  Hall,  Monroe M.
             ~ PH ~ France

Private
84th Chemical
Company
Army
Somerset County
Killed In Action
September 14, 1944
Lorraine
American Cemetery
France
" Yes "

  Hoffman,  Vaughn C.
             ~ PH ~ France
            " Family Link Included "

Staff
Sergeant
115th Infantry Regiment
29th Infantry Division
Army
Somerset County
Died Of Wounds
June 20, 1944
Calvary Church
Cemetery
Rhodes Point, MD
" Yes "

  Hutt,  John E.
             ~ N/A ~ France

Private
First Class
94th Engineers
Army
Somerset County
Line Of Duty
May 9, 1945
Lorraine
American Cemetery
France
" Yes "

Last Names starting with " I " ~ " 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 "

  Justice,  Charles E.
             ~ PH ~ France
            " Family Link Included "

    Cousin of: James ~ ( below )

Private
112th Infantry Regiment
28th Infantry Division
Army
Somerset County
Killed In Action
August 8, 1944
Sunny Ridge
Memorial Park
Crisfield, MD
" Yes "

  Justice,  James R.
             ~ PH ~ France
            " Family Link Included "

    Cousin of: Charles ~ ( above )

Corporal
Army
Somerset County
Died Of Wounds
July 31, 1944
Sunny Ridge
Memorial Park
Crisfield, MD
" Yes "

  Justice,  Lewis V.
             ~ PH ~ France
            " Family Link Included "

Staff
Sergeant
115th Infantry Regiment
29th Infantry Division
Army
Somerset County
Killed In Action
June 16, 1944
American Legion
Cemetery
Crisfield, MD
" Yes "

Last Names starting with " K " ~ " 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 "

  Laird,  Charles W., Jr.
             ~ PH ~ unknown
            " Family Link Included "

Ensign
U.S.S. Pecos
Navy
Crisfield
Lost At Sea
March 1, 1942
Manila
American Cemetery
Philippines
" Yes "
Cenotaph

  Laird,  Russell E.
             ~ BS PH ~ unknown
            " Family Link Included "

Private
First Class
Company A
304th Infantry
Army
Somerset County
Died Of Wounds
March 14, 1945
St. Peter's
Cemetery
Oriole, MD
" Yes "

  Landon,  Eugene H.
             ~ PH ~ France
            " Family Link Included "

Sergeant
115th Infantry Regiment
29th Infantry Division
Army
Somerset County
Killed In Action
June 12, 1944
American Legion
Cemetery
Crisfield, MD
" Yes "

  Lane,  Alphonse W.
             ~ N/A ~ unknown

Private
4181st QM
Service Battalion
Army
Somerset County
Line Of Duty
June 20, 1945
Ebenezer
Church Cemetery
Marumsco, MD
" Yes "

  Lawson,  Norman E.
             ~ PH ~ France

Private
2nd Observation
Squadron
Army
Somerset County
Killed In Action
December 10, 1941
Manila
American Cemetery
Philippines
" Yes "

  Long,  William N.
             ~ N/A ~ Maryland

Private
First Class
Army
Somerset County
Line Of Duty
August 3, 1944
Perryhawkin
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 "

  Marshall,  Vernon E.
            N/A ~ N/A ~ unknown
            " Family Link Included "

Staff
Sergeant
Army
Somerset County
Line Of Duty
1945
Saint Andrew's
Episcopal Cemetery
Princess Anne, MD
" Yes "

  McGee,  Arthur L., Jr.
             ~ AM PH ~ unknown

Sergeant
868th Bomber Squadron
Air Force
Somerset County
Missing In Action
January 14, 1945
Manila
American Cemetery
Philippines
" Yes "
Cenotaph

  Messick,  Richard
            N/A ~ PH ~ Italy
            " Family Link Included "

Private
157th Infantry Regiment
45th Infantry Division
Army
Somerset County
Killed In Action
May 26, 1944
Florence
American Cemetery
Italy
" Yes "

  Milbourne,  Ronald E.
             ~ PH ~ unknown
            " Family Link Included "

Private
7th Infantry Regiment
3rd Infantry Division
Army
Somerset County
Killed In Action
May 23, 1944
Crisfield Cemetery
Crisfield, MD
" Yes "

  Mosher,  Chester W.
             ~ PH ~ France
            " Family Link Included "

Staff
Sergeant
115th Infantry Regiment
29th Infantry Division
Army
Somerset County
Killed In Action
June 18, 1944
Normandy
American Cemetery
France
" 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 "

  Nelson,  John D.
             ~ PH ~ unknown
            " Family Link Included "

Private
First Class
7th Infantry Regiment
3rd Infantry Division
Army
Somerset County
Died Of Wounds
September 16, 1944
American Legion
Cemetery
Crisfield, MD
" Yes "

  Nelson,  Royce W.
             ~ PH ~ France
            " Family Link Included "

Private
First Class
115th Infantry Regiment
29th Infantry Division
Army
Somerset County
Killed In Action
July 18, 1944
Sunny Ridge
Memorial Park
Crisfield, MD
" Yes "

  Nelson,  William H., Jr.
             ~ N/A ~ unknown
            " Family Link Included "

Private
108th A.A.A.
Gun Battalion
Army
Somerset County
Line Of Duty
May 8, 1945
Asbury Cemetery
Lawsonia, MD
" Yes "

  Noble,  Charles M.
             ~ SS AM+ PH ~ unknown

Technical
Sergeant
42nd Bomber Squadron
11th Bomber Group
Air Force
Somerset County
Missing In Action
December 28, 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 "

  Parks,  Edgar A.
             ~ PH ~ unknown
            " Family Link Included "

Sergeant
338th Infantry Regiment
85th Infantry Division
Army
Somerset County
Killed In Action
October 8, 1944
Fairmount
Cemetery
Fairmount, MD
" Yes "

  Parks,  William L.
             ~ PH ~ Pacific
            " Family Link Included "

Coxswain
U.S.S. Dickerson
Navy
Rhodes Point
Killed In Action
April 2, 1945
Onancock
Cemetery
Onancock, VA
" Yes "

  Powell,  Charles L.
             ~ PH ~ France

Staff
Sergeant
112th Infantry Regiment
28th Infantry Division
Army
Somerset County
Killed In Action
August 1, 1944
Normandy
American Cemetery
France
" Yes "

  Powell,  George W., Jr.
             ~ PH ~ France
            " Family Link Included "

Sergeant
Army
Somerset County
Killed In Action
November 14, 1944
Manokin
Church Cemetery
Princess Anne, MD
" Yes "

  Price,  Lewis R.
             ~ PH ~ France

Private
33rd Armored Infantry
3rd Armored Division
Army
Somerset County
Killed In Action
August 29, 1944
Epinal
American Cemetery
France
" Yes "

  Pryor,  Omar
             ~ AM+ ~ France
            " Family Link Included "

Technical
Sergeant
437th Bomber Squadron
319th Bomber Group
Air Force
Somerset County
Missing In Action
January 16, 1944
Sicily-Rome
American Cemetery
Italy
" 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 "

  Ross,  McIlvain
             ~ N/A ~ France
            " Family Link Included "

Staff
Sergeant
Air Force
Somerset County
Line Of Duty
May 22, 1945
All Saint's
Monie Cemetery
Princess Anne, 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 "

  Sterling,  Raymond W.
             ~ PH ~ France
            " Family Link Included "

Staff
Sergeant
9th Armored Infantry
6th Armored Division
Army
Asbury
Killed In Action
October 9, 1944
Sunnyridge
Memorial Park
Crisfield, MD
" Yes "

  Sterling,  Wayne "Winston"
             ~ PH ~ France
            " Family Link Included "

Private
First Class
115th Infantry Regiment
29th Infantry Division
Army
Lawsonia
Killed In Action
June 11, 1944
Asbury
Cemetery
Lawsonia, 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 "

  Tilghman,  Marion E.
             ~ PH ~ France
            " Family Link Included "

Private
3rd Infantry Division
Army
Dublin
Killed In Action
October 22, 1944
Epinal
American Cemetery
France
" Yes "

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 "

  Washburn,  Marvin W.
             ~ PH ~ France

Private
35th Armored Division
Army
Somerset County
Killed In Action
November 29, 1944
St. Andrew's
Church Cemetery
Princess Anne, MD
" Yes "

  Wilson,  Thompson E.
             ~ AM PH ~ France
            " Family Link Included "

Staff
Sergeant
367th Bomber Squadron
306th Bomber Group
Air Force
Somerset County
Killed In Action
October 14, 1943
Lorraine
American Cemetery
France
" 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 )

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