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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 St. Mary's 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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St. Mary's County had a total of:

" 37 "

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

( I'm 99.9% sure all from St. Mary's 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 St. Mary's 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 )



   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 "

  Abell,  John T.
             ~ N/A ~ unknown

Private
First Class
373rd Engineer
G.S. Regiment
Army
St. Mary's County
Line Of Duty
June 10, 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 "

  Baer,  John S.
             ~ PH ~ Italy
            " Family Link Included "

Second
Lieutenant
350th Infantry Regiment
88th Infantry Division
Army
St. Mary's County
Killed In Action
September 24, 1944
Florence
American Cemetery
Italy
" Yes "

  Beck,  Albert E.
             ~ PH ~ unknown

Technician
Fifth Grade
87th
Chemical Battalion
Army
St. Mary's County
Missing In Action
March 8, 1945
Luxembourg
American Cemetery
Luxembourg
" Yes "
Cenotaph

  Bohanan,  Leo J.
             ~ PH ~ unknown
            " Family Link Included "

Private
First Class
104th Infantry Regiment
26th Infantry Division
Army
St. Mary's County
Killed In Action
March 19, 1945
Lorraine
American Cemetery
France
" Yes "

  Brown,  Robert F.
             ~ N/A ~ unknown

Private
29th Chem. Decon.
Company
Army
St. Mary's County
Line Of Duty
May 21, 1944
Honolulu
Memorial
Honolulu, HI
" Yes "
Cenotaph

  Brown,  Sylvester V.
             ~ N/A ~ Pearl Harbor

Private
Army
St. Mary's County
Line Of Duty
May 21, 1944
Maryland National
WW II Memorial
Annapolis, MD
" Yes "
Cenotaph

  Bush,  William W.
             ~ N/A ~ unknown

Private
531st QM
Service Battalion
Army
St. Mary's County
Line Of Duty
December 3, 1943
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 "

  Clark,  John R.
             ~ N/A ~ Italy

Private
135th Infantry Regiment
34th Infantry Division
Army
St. Mary's County
Line Of Duty
February 5, 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 "

  Dean,  John C.
             ~ PH ~ Germany
            " Family Link Included "

Sergeant
346th Infantry Regiment
87th Infantry Division
Army
St. Mary's County
Killed In Action
April 15, 1945
Netherlands
American Cemetery
Netherlands
" Yes "

  Downs,  Francis L.
             ~ PH ~ Holland

Private
504th Parachute Infantry
82nd Airborne Division
Army
Leonardtown
Killed In Action
September 20, 1944
Netherlands
American Cemetery
Netherlands
" Yes "

  Duke,  Walter F.
             ~ SS DFC+ AM+ PH ~ Burma
            " Family Link Included "

Captain
459th Fighter Squadron
80th Fighter Group
Air Force
St. Mary's County
Missing In Action
June 6, 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 "

  Ennels,  Xavier S.
             ~ N/A ~ Pacific
            " Family Link Included "

Technician
Fifth Grade
812th Amphibious
Truck Company
Army
St. Mary's County
Line Of Duty
May 9, 1944
Manila
American Cemetery
Philippines
" Yes "

Last Names starting with " F " ~ " 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 "

  Gatton,  James W.
             ~ PH ~ France
            " Family Link Included "

Private
First Class
11th Infantry Regiment
5th Infantry Division
Army
St. Mary's County
Killed In Action
August 9, 1944
Brittany
American Cemetery
France
" Yes "

  Goldsborough,  Paul C., Jr.
             ~ PH ~ Iwo Jima
            " Family Link Included "

Machinist's
Mate
Third Class
U.S.S. Blessman
Navy
Hollywood
Missing In Action
February 18, 1945
Honolulu
Memorial
Honolulu, HI
" Yes "
Cenotaph

  Graves,  William F.
             ~ AM PH ~ off Japan
            " Family Link Included "

Sergeant
63rd Bomber Squadron
43rd Bomber Group
Air Force
St. Mary's County
Lost At Sea
July 28, 1945
Honolulu
Memorial
Honolulu, HI
" Yes "
Cenotaph

  Greenwell,  James T., Jr.
             ~ PH ~ unknown
            " Family Link Included "

Private
First Class
330th Infantry Regiment
83rd Infantry Division
Army
Hollywood
Killed In Action
November 12, 1944
Luxembourg
American Cemetery
Luxembourg
" 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 "

  Higgs,  George C.
             ~ PH ~ unknown
            " Family Link Included "

Sergeant
1896th Engineer
Battalion
Air Force
St. Mary's County
Missing In Action
January 12, 1945
Manila
American Cemetery
Philippines
" Yes "
Cenotaph

  Hill,  Joseph E.
             ~ PH ~ Germany
            " Family Link Included "

Private
First Class
39th Infantry Regiment
9th Infantry Division
Army
St. Mary's County
Killed In Action
September 6, 1944
St. Joseph's
Parish Cemetery
Morganza, MD
" Yes "

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

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

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 "

  Leyshon,  Howard
             ~ PH ~ Italy
            " Family Link Included "

Private
135th Infantry
Army
St. Mary's County
Killed In Action
January 6, 1944
Washington
Cemetery
Washington, PA
" 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 "

  Markham,  David L.
             ~ N/A ~ Philippines

Corporal
31st Infantry Regiment
Army
St. Mary's County
Line Of Duty
May 18, 1942
Golden Gate
National Cemetery
San Bruno, CA
" Yes "

  Mattingly,  Joseph A.
             ~ PH ~ Iwo Jima
            " Family Link Included "

Private
25th Marine Regiment
4th Marine Division
Marines
Hollywood
Killed In Action
February 19, 1945
St. John Regis
Cemetery
Hollywood, MD
" Yes "

Last Names starting with " N " ~ " 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 "

  Owens,  Thomas J., Jr.
             ~ PH ~ unknown
            " Family Link Included "

Staff
Sergeant
8th Infantry Regiment
4th Infantry Division
Army
St. Mary's County
Killed In Action
August 31, 1944
Epinal
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 "

  Peabody,  Hume, Jr.
             ~ N/A ~ Gibraltar
            " Family Link Included "

Captain
5th Fighter Squadron
52nd Fighter Group
Air Force
St. Mary's County
Line Of Duty
October 27, 1942
Rhone
American Cemetery
France
" Yes "

  Pilkerton,  James A.
             ~ PH ~ unknown
            " Family Link Included "

Technician
Fifth Grade
102nd Cavalry
Recon. Squadron
Army
St. Mary's County
Died Of Wounds
September 10, 1944
St. Joseph's
Cemetery
Morganza, MD
" Yes "

  Poe,  Odell O.
             ~ PH ~ France

Private
First Class
Infantry
Army
St. Mary's County
Killed In Action
February 4, 1945
Arlington
National Cemetery
Arlington, VA
" Yes "

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 "

  Sanner,  Thomas I.
             ~ PH ~ Mediterranean
            " Family Link Included "

Private
141st Inf
Army
St. Mary's County
Killed In Action
December 16, 1943
Trinity
Church Cemetery
St. Mary's City, MD
" Yes "

  St. Clair,  Thomas E.
             ~ PH ~ Philippines
            " Family Link Included "

Sergeant
169th Infantry Regiment
43rd Infantry Division
Army
St. Mary's County
Killed In Action
March 6, 1945
Sacred Heart
Cemetery
Bushwood, 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 "

  Thomas,  Robert V. H.
             ~ PH ~ unknown

Second
Lieutenant
83rd Squadron
437th T.C. Group
Air Force
St. Mary's County
Killed In Action
September 17, 1944
Zachary Taylor
National Cemetery
Louisville, KY
" 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 "

  Wathen,  George F.
             ~ BS PH+ ~ Belgium
            " Family Link Included "

Staff
Sergeant
359th Infantry Regiment
90th Infantry Division
Army
St. Mary's County
Killed In Action
January 16, 1945
Luxembourg
American Cemetery
Luxembourg
" Yes "

  Wathen,  McGuire P.
             ~ PH ~ unknown

Private
142nd Infantry
Army
St. Mary's County
Killed In Action
September 29, 1944
St. Francis
Xavier Cemetery
Compton, MD
" Yes "

  Wheeler,  William F.
             ~ PH ~ unknown
            " Family Link Included "

Corporal
5th Marine Regiment
1st Marine Division
Marines
Hurry
Killed In Action
November 1, 1942
Sacred Heart
Cemetery
Bushwood, MD
" Yes "

  Willis,  George M.
             ~ MM** ~ off Newfoundland

Able
Seaman
S.S. Arlyn
Merchant Marine
Scotland
Lost At Sea
August 28, 1942
Cemetery /
Memorial
" Not Found "
" Yes "
Cenotaph

  Wyche,  Crosby
             ~ PH ~ At Sea

Second
Lieutenant
4th Photo Squadron
1st Map Group
Air Force
St. Mary's County
Lost At Sea
June 8, 1943
East Coast
Memorial
Manhattan, NY
" Yes "
Cenotaph

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 "

  Yorkshire,  William F.
             ~ PH ~ unknown

Staff
Sergeant
784th Tank
Battalion
Army
St. Mary's County
Killed In Action
March 29, 1945
St. Joseph's
Cemetery
Morganza, MD
" Yes "

  Young,  George S.
             ~ N/A ~ unknown

Private
CML Warfare
Service
Army
St. Mary's County
Line Of Duty
May 21, 1944
National
Memorial Cemetery
Honolulu, HI
" Yes "

  Young,  Joseph N.
             ~ N/A ~ North Carolina

Private
First Class
Army
St. Mary's County
Line Of Duty
January 10, 1942
Maryland National
WW II Memorial
Annapolis, MD
" Yes "
Cenotaph

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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