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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 Talbot 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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Talbot County had a total of:

" 29 "

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

( I'm 99.9% sure all from Talbot 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 Talbot 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 "

  Alderman,  William S.
             ~ PH ~ France
            " Family Link Included "

Sergeant
Army
Talbot County
Killed In Action
December 1, 1944
Laurel Fork
Church Cemetery
Laurel Fork, VA
" 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 "

  Ball,  Rollin P.
             ~ AM+ PH+ ~ North Sea
            " Family Link Included "

Second
Lieutenant
324th Bomber Squadron
91st Bomber Group
Air Force
Easton
Lost At Sea
May 21, 1943
Netherlands
American Cemetery
Netherlands
" Yes "
Cenotaph

  Baynard,  John W.
             ~ N/A ~ unknown

Private
115th Inf
29th Infantry Division
Army
Talbot County
Line Of Duty
February 6, 1942
Spring Hill
Cemetery
Easton, MD
" Yes "

  Brittingham,  Donald
             ~ AM PH ~ unknown

Sergeant
715th Bomber Squadron
448th Bomber Group
Air Force
Talbot County
Missing In Action
January 7, 1945
Cambridge
American Cemetery
England
" Yes "
Cenotaph

  Burrows,  Terrence M., Jr.
             ~ PH ~ unknown
            " Family Link Included "

Second
Lieutenant
569th Bomber Squadron
390th Bomber Group
Air Force
Talbot County
Killed In Action
December 24, 1944
Mt. Olivet
Cemetery
Saint Michael's, MD
" Yes "

  Burth,  Frank A.
             ~ PH ~ unknown

Pharmacist's
Mate
First Class
U.S.S.
Jacob Jones

Navy
Talbot County
Missing In Action
February 28, 1942
East Coast
Memorial
Manhattan, NY
" 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 "

  Caulk,  Howard W., Jr.
             ~ PH ~ unknown

Seaman
Second Class
Navy
St. Michael's
Missing In Action
November 13, 1942
Manila
American Cemetery
Philippines
" Yes "
Cenotaph

  Cook,  Marion D.
             ~ N/A ~ unknown

Private
Engineers
Army
Talbot County
Line Of Duty
June 25, 1944
National
Memorial Cemetery
Honolulu, HI
" Yes "

  Covey,  Carlton
             ~ AM PH ~ unknown

1st
Lieutenant
118th Tac
Recon Sqd
Air Force
Talbot County
Missing In Action
December 21, 1945
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 "

  Daffin,  O'Donnell
             ~ PH ~ unknown

Sergeant
Army
Talbot County
Killed In Action
1944
Spring Hill
Cemetery
Easton, MD
" Yes "

  Daffin,  Philip T.
             ~ PH ~ unknown

Private
First Class
134th Inf
35th Infantry Division
Army
Talbot County
Died Of Wounds
September 26, 1944
Lorraine
American Cemetery
France
" 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 "

  Higgins,  George G.
             ~ PH ~ unknown

Seaman
First Class
Navy
Neavitt
Killed In Action
June 8, 1944
Baltimore
National Cemetery
Baltimore, MD
" Yes "

  Hill,  Howard B.
             ~ PH ~ unknown

Private
First Class
401st Inf
101st Arbn Div
Army
Talbot County
Killed In Action
June 7, 1944
Normandy
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 "

  Jackson,  John W.
             ~ PH ~ unknown

Private
First Class
306th Inf
77th Infantry Division
Army
Talbot County
Killed In Action
August 8, 1944
Olivet
Cemetery
St. Michael's, 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 "

  Lewis,  Harold E.
             ~ PH ~ unknown

Sergeant
445th Bomber Squadron
321st Bomber Group
Air Force
Talbot County
Killed In Action
February 21, 1944
Oxford
Cemetery
Oxford, 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,  Owen A.
             ~ PH ~ unknown

Staff
Sergeant
115th Inf
29th Infantry Division
Army
Talbot County
Killed In Action
Jul. 13, 1944
Spring Hill
Cemetery
Easton, Maryland
" Yes "

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

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 "

  Phillips,  Lowery F.
             ~ PH ~ unknown

Private
First Class
Army
Talbot County
Killed In Action
June 18, 1944
Tilghman
Memorial Cemetery
Tilghman, Maryland
" Yes "

  Pierce,  Charles R.
             ~ PH ~ unknown

Private
First Class
Infantry
Army
Talbot County
Killed In Action
November 20, 1944
Antietam
National Cemetery
Sharpsburg, Maryland
" Yes "

  Pollard,  David
            N/A ~ N/A ~ unknown

Private
First Class
Army
Talbot County
Line Of Duty
July 1, 1945
Mount Sinai
Memorial Park
Prince George, VA
" Yes "

  Price,  William B.
             ~ N/A ~ Montana

Second
Lieutenant
Air Force
Talbot County
Line Of Duty
March 19, 1944
Maryland National
WW II Memorial
Annapolis, MD
" 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 "

  Scott,  Charles B.
             ~ PH ~ unknown

Second
Lieutenant
410th Bomber Squadron
94th Bomber Group
Air Force
Talbot County
Killed In Action
May 19, 1943
Cambridge
American Cemetery
England
" Yes "

  Sinclair,  Charles A.
             ~ PH ~ Sicily

Private
First Class
157th Inf
45th Infantry Division
Army
Talbot County
Killed In Action
Jul. 13, 1943
Tilghman
Memorial Cemetery
Tilghman, Maryland
" Yes "

  Straughn,  Calvin F.
             ~ PH ~ unknown

Private
First Class
347th Inf
87th Infantry Division
Army
Talbot County
Killed In Action
January 5, 1945
Luxembourg
American Cemetery
Luxembourg
" Yes "

  Sullivan,  Vernon F.
             ~ N/A ~ unknown

Technician
Four Class
Army
Talbot County
Line Of Duty
May 27, 1945
Hammond Street
Cemetery
Easton, 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 "

  Thompson,  Harold A.
             ~ PH ~ unknown

Private
First Class
38th Inf
2nd Infantry Division
Army
Talbot County
Killed In Action
January 30, 1945
Hillcrest
Cemetery
Boaz Alabama
" Yes "

Last Names starting with " U " ~ " 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 "

  Van Buren,  Julian M.
             ~ N/A ~ Virginia

Second
Lieutenant
Air Force
Talbot County
Line Of Duty
April 12, 1943
Hillside
Cemetery
Scotch Plains, NJ
" 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 "

  Walls,  Russell D.
             ~ PH ~ unknown

Private
133rd Inf
34th Infantry Division
Army
Talbot County
Killed In Action
January 9, 1944
Sicily-Rome
American Cemetery
Lazio, Italy
" Yes "

  Williams,  Sherwood R.
             ~ PH ~ unknown

Private
358th Inf
90th Infantry Division
Army
Talbot County
Killed In Action
February 1, 1945
Henri-Chapelle
American Cemetery
Liege, Belgium
" Yes "

  Wilson,  Norman E.
            N/A ~ PH ~ unknown

Private
Army
Talbot County
Killed In Action
unknown
Maryland National
WW II Memorial
Annapolis, MD
" Yes "
Cenotaph

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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