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LAST UPDATE:

November 1, 2016

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.

St. Mary's County had a total of:

" 38 "

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

( I'm 99% sure all from St. Mary's County are included )

     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.


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 " !




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 )

MDSM = Awarded the "Merchant Marine Distinguished Service Medal" ~ ( Awarded to the Merchant Marines for outstanding conduct or service in the line of duty - "Highest Honor" )
MPOW = Awarded the "Merchant Marine Prisoner of War Medal" ~ ( Awarded to the Merchant Marines for being POW's during the war )
MMSM = Awarded the "Merchant Marine Meritorious Service Medal" ~ ( Awarded to the Merchant Marines for conduct or service of a meritorious nature )
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

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 during cleanup operations.



  Last Name, First Name, M.I. ~ Photos ~ Awards ~ Place Of Passing
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
Online
Memorial
Click on " Yes "
 Abell, John T ~ ~ n/a ~ unknown
Private
First Class
373rd Eng
GS Regt
Army
St. Mary's County
Line Of Duty
Jun. 10, 1945
Henri-Chapelle
American Cemetery
Belgium
" Yes "


  Last Name, First Name, M.I. ~ Photos ~ Awards ~ Place Of Passing
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
Online
Memorial
Click on " Yes "
 Baer, John Shelman ~ n/a ~ PH ~ unknown
Second
Lieutenant
350th Inf
88th Inf Div
Army
St. Mary's County
Killed In Action
Sep. 24, 1944
Florence
American Cemetery
Italy
" Yes "
 Beck, Albert E ~ ~ PH ~ unknown
Technician
Fifth Grade
87th Chem Bn
Army
St. Mary's County
Missing In Action
Mar. 8, 1945
Luxembourg
American Cemetery
Luxembourg
" Yes "
Cenotaph
 Bohanan, Leo J ~ n/a ~ PH ~ unknown
Private
First Class
104th Inf
26th Inf Div
Army
St. Mary's County
Killed In Action
Mar. 19, 1945
Lorraine
American Cemetery
France
" Yes "
 Brown, Robert F ~ ~ n/a ~ unknown
Private
29th CD Co
Army
St. Mary's County
Line Of Duty
May 21, 1944
Honolulu Memorial
Honolulu, Hawaii
" Yes "
Cenotaph
 Brown, Sylvester V ~ n/a ~ n/a ~ unknown
Private
Army
St. Mary's County
Line Of Duty
unknown
" unknown "
" Yes "
 Bush, William W ~ n/a ~ n/a ~ unknown
Private
531st QM
Serv Bn
Army
St. Mary's County
Line Of Duty
Dec. 3, 1943
Manila
American Cemetery
Philippines
" Yes "


  Last Name, First Name, M.I. ~ Photos ~ Awards ~ Place Of Passing
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
Online
Memorial
Click on " Yes "
 Clark, John R ~ n/a ~ n/a ~ unknown
Private
135th Inf
34th Inf Div
Army
St. Mary's County
Line Of Duty
Feb. 5, 1944
Sicily-Rome
American Cemetery
Italy
" Yes "


  Last Name, First Name, M.I. ~ Photos ~ Awards ~ Place Of Passing
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
Online
Memorial
Click on " Yes "
 Dean, John C ~ ~ PH ~ Germany
Sergeant
346th Inf
87th Inf Div
Army
St. Mary's County
Killed In Action
Apr. 15, 1945
Netherlands
American Cemetery
Netherlands
" Yes "
 Downs, Francis L ~ ~ PH ~ Holland
Private
504th Para Inf
82nd Arbn Div
Army
Leonardtown, Maryland
Killed In Action
Sep. 20, 1944
Netherlands
American Cemetery
Netherlands
" Yes "
 Duke, Walter F ~ ~ SS DFC** AM** PH ~ Meiktila, Burma
Captain
459th Ftr Sqd
80th Ftr Grp
Air Force
St. Mary's County
Missing In Action
Jun. 6, 1944
Manila
American Cemetery
Philippines
" Yes "
Cenotaph


  Last Name, First Name, M.I. ~ Photos ~ Awards ~ Place Of Passing
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
Online
Memorial
Click on " Yes "
 Ennels, Xavier S ~ n/a ~ n/a ~ unknown
Technician
Fifth Grade
812th Amp
Trk Co
Army
St. Mary's County
Line Of Duty
May 9, 1944
Manila
American Cemetery
Philippines
" Yes "


  Last Name, First Name, M.I. ~ Photos ~ Awards ~ Place Of Passing
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
Online
Memorial
Click on " Yes "
Last Names starting with
" F "
" None Found "
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  Last Name, First Name, M.I. ~ Photos ~ Awards ~ Place Of Passing
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
Online
Memorial
Click on " Yes "
 Gatton, James Walter ~ ~ PH ~ France
Private
First Class
11th Inf
5th Inf Div
Army
St. Mary's County
Killed In Action
Aug. 9, 1944
Brittany
American Cemetery
France
" Yes "
 Goldsborough, Paul Camillus, Jr ~ ~ PH ~ Iwo Jima
Machinist's
Mate
Third Class
U.S.S.
Blessman
Navy
Hollywood, Maryland
Missing In Action
Feb. 18, 1945
Honolulu Memorial
Honolulu, Hawaii
" Yes "
Cenotaph
 Graves, William F ~ ~ AM PH ~ unknown
Sergeant
63rd Bmb Sqd
43rd Bmb Grp
Air Force
St. Mary's County
Missing In Action
Jul. 28, 1945
Honolulu Memorial
Honolulu, Hawaii
" Yes "
Cenotaph
 Greenwell, James Thomas, Jr ~ ~ PH ~ unknown
Private
First Class
330th Inf
83rd Inf Div
Army
Hollywood, Maryland
Killed In Action
Nov. 12, 1944
Luxembourg
American Cemetery
Luxembourg
" Yes "


  Last Name, First Name, M.I. ~ Photos ~ Awards ~ Place Of Passing
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
Online
Memorial
Click on " Yes "
 Higgs, George C ~ n/a ~ PH ~ unknown
Sergeant
1896th Eng Bn
Air Force
St. Mary's County
Missing In Action
Jan. 12, 1945
Manila
American Cemetery
Philippines
" Yes "
Cenotaph
 Hill, Joseph E ~ ~ PH ~ Germany
Private
First Class
39th Inf
9th Inf Div
Army
St. Mary's County
Killed In Action
Sep. 6, 1944
St. Joseph's
Parish Cemetery
Morganza, Maryland
" Yes "


  Last Name, First Name, M.I. ~ Photos ~ Awards ~ Place Of Passing
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
Online
Memorial
Click on " Yes "
Last Names starting with
" I "
" None Found "
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  Last Name, First Name, M.I. ~ Photos ~ Awards ~ Place Of Passing
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
Online
Memorial
Click on " Yes "
Last Names starting with
" J "
" None Found "
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  Last Name, First Name, M.I. ~ Photos ~ Awards ~ Place Of Passing
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
Online
Memorial
Click on " Yes "
Last Names starting with
" K "
" None Found "
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  Last Name, First Name, M.I. ~ Photos ~ Awards ~ Place Of Passing
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
Online
Memorial
Click on " Yes "
 Leyshon, Howard ~ ~ PH ~ Italy
Private
135th Inf
Army
St. Mary's County
Killed In Action
Jan. 6, 1944
Washington Cemetery
Washington, Pennsylvania
" Yes "


  Last Name, First Name, M.I. ~ Photos ~ Awards ~ Place Of Passing
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
Online
Memorial
Click on " Yes "
 Markham, David L ~ ~ n/a ~ unknown
Corporal
31st Inf
Army
St. Mary's County
Line Of Duty
May 18, 1942
Golden Gate
National Cemetery
San Bruno, California
" Yes "
 Mattingly, Joseph A ~ ~ PH ~ Iwo Jima
Private
25th Mar
4th Mar Div
Marines
Hollywood, Maryland
Killed In Action
Feb. 19, 1945
St. John Regis
Cemetery
Hollywood, Maryland
" Yes "


  Last Name, First Name, M.I. ~ Photos ~ Awards ~ Place Of Passing
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
Online
Memorial
Click on " Yes "
Last Names starting with
" N "
" None Found "
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  Last Name, First Name, M.I. ~ Photos ~ Awards ~ Place Of Passing
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
Online
Memorial
Click on " Yes "
 Owens, Harrison D ~ ~ n/a ~ Germany
Private
First Class
82nd Arbn Div
Army
St. Mary's County
Line Of Duty
Nov. 20, 1945
Sacred Heart Cemetery
Bushwood, Maryland
" Yes "
 Owens, Thomas J, Jr ~ ~ PH ~ unknown
Staff
Sergeant
8th Inf
4th Inf Div
Army
St. Mary's County
Killed In Action
Aug. 31, 1944
Epinal
American Cemetery
France
" Yes "


  Last Name, First Name, M.I. ~ Photos ~ Awards ~ Place Of Passing
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
Online
Memorial
Click on " Yes "
 Peabody, Hume, Jr ~ ~ n/a ~ Gibraltar
Captain
5th Ftr Sqd
52nd Ftr Grp
Air Force
St. Mary's County
Line Of Duty
Oct. 27, 1942
Rhone
American Cemetery
France
" Yes "
 Pilkerton, James Arthur ~ ~ PH ~ unknown
Technician
Fifth Grade
102nd Cal
Recon Sqd
Army
St. Mary's County
Died Of Wounds
Sep. 10, 1944
St. Joseph's Cemetery
Morganza, Maryland
" Yes "
 Poe, Odell O ~ ~ PH ~ France
Private
First Class
Infantry
Army
St. Mary's County
Killed In Action
Feb. 4, 1945
Arlington
National Cemetery
Arlington, Virginia
" Yes "


  Last Name, First Name, M.I. ~ Photos ~ Awards ~ Place Of Passing
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
Online
Memorial
Click on " Yes "
Last Names starting with
" Q "
" None Found "
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  Last Name, First Name, M.I. ~ Photos ~ Awards ~ Place Of Passing
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
Online
Memorial
Click on " Yes "
Last Names starting with
" R "
" None Found "
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  Last Name, First Name, M.I. ~ Photos ~ Awards ~ Place Of Passing
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
Online
Memorial
Click on " Yes "
 Sanner, Thomas I ~ ~ PH ~ Mediterranean
Private
141st Inf
Army
St. Mary's County
Killed In Action
Dec. 16, 1943
Trinity
Church Cemetery
St. Mary's City, Maryland
" Yes "
 St. Clair, Thomas E ~ ~ PH ~ Philippines
Sergeant
169th Inf
43rd Inf Div
Army
St. Mary's County
Killed In Action
Mar. 6, 1945
Sacred Heart Cemetery
Bushwood, Maryland
" Yes "


  Last Name, First Name, M.I. ~ Photos ~ Awards ~ Place Of Passing
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
Online
Memorial
Click on " Yes "
 Thomas, Robert V H ~ ~ PH ~ unknown
Second
Lieutenant
83rd Sqd
437th TC Grp
Air Force
St. Mary's County
Killed In Action
Sep. 17, 1944
Zachary Taylor
National Cemetery
Louisville, Kentucky
" Yes "


  Last Name, First Name, M.I. ~ Photos ~ Awards ~ Place Of Passing
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
Online
Memorial
Click on " Yes "
Last Names starting with
" U "
" None Found "
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  Last Name, First Name, M.I. ~ Photos ~ Awards ~ Place Of Passing
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
Online
Memorial
Click on " Yes "
Last Names starting with
" V "
" None Found "
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  Last Name, First Name, M.I. ~ Photos ~ Awards ~ Place Of Passing
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
Online
Memorial
Click on " Yes "
 Wathen, George F ~ ~ BS PH* ~ Belgium
Staff
Sergeant
359th Inf
90th Inf Div
Army
St. Mary's County
Killed In Action
Jan. 16, 1945
Luxembourg
American Cemetery
Luxembourg
" Yes "
 Wathen, McGuire P ~ ~ PH ~ unknown
Private
142nd Inf
Army
St. Mary's County
Killed In Action
Sep. 29, 1944
St. Francis
Xavier Cemetery
Compton, Maryland
" Yes "
 Wheeler, William Francis ~ ~ PH ~ unknown
Corporal
Marines
Hurry, Maryland
Killed In Action
Nov. 1, 1942
Sacred Heart Cemetery
Bushwood, Maryland
" Yes "
 Willis, George Monroe ~ n/a ~ MM ~ off Newfoundland
Able
Seaman
S.S. Arlyn
Merchant Marines
Scotland, Maryland
Missing In Action
Aug. 28, 1942
" Lost At Sea "
" Yes "
Cenotaph
 Wyche, Crosby ~ ~ PH ~ At Sea
Second
Lieutenant
4th Photo Sqd
1st Map Grp
Air Force
St. Mary's County
Missing In Action
Jun. 8, 1943
East Coast Memorial
Manhattan, New York
" Yes "
Cenotaph


  Last Name, First Name, M.I. ~ Photos ~ Awards ~ Place Of Passing
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
Online
Memorial
Click on " Yes "
Last Names starting with
" X "
" None Found "
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  Last Name, First Name, M.I. ~ Photos ~ Awards ~ Place Of Passing
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
Online
Memorial
Click on " Yes "
 Yorkshire, William F ~ n/a ~ PH ~ unknown
Staff
Sergeant
784th Tnk Bn
Army
St. Mary's County
Killed In Action
Mar. 29, 1945
St. Joseph's Cemetery
Morganza, Maryland
" 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, Hawaii
" Yes "
 Young, Joseph N ~ n/a ~ n/a ~ North Carolina
Private
First Class
Army
St. Mary's County
Line Of Duty
Jan. 10, 1942
" unknown "
" Yes "


  Last Name, First Name, M.I. ~ Photos ~ Awards ~ Place Of Passing
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
Online
Memorial
Click on " Yes "
Last Names starting with
" Z "
" None Found "
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Email any questions or comments to:
Russ Pickett