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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 those Maryland soldiers from Worcester County that gave their all to their State and Country during World War II.  Soldier's of the armed forces, as well as Merchant Marines, are both included in this listing.

     I have created or found "online memorials" for these honored men and women using "Find A Grave".   You will see a blue " Yes " behind their names and by clicking on the " Yes " you can see the memorial that either I or someone else has 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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Worcester County had a total of:

" 41 "

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 from the noted county, being from the noted county, or having some tie to that county.  Therefore some of these soldiers may not necessarily be from the particular county noted.

     If you know where any of these men or women are interred, have a picture or more information about them please let me know by sending me an "email - (by clicking here)" so that I can make an online memorial for them or add more information about them on their memorial.   This is just a small way of making sure these Maryland soldiers and Merchant Marines that gave their all ARE REMEMBERED!!


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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 "

  Adams,  Arthur W.
             ~ N/A ~ unknown

Private
362nd Infantry
Army
Worcester County
Line Of Duty
April 10, 1944
Whatcoat
Cemetery
Snow Hill, 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 "

  Barnes,  Herman R.
             ~ AM+ PH ~ unknown

Staff
Sergeant
702nd Bomber Squadron
445th Bomber Group
Air Force
Worcester County
Killed In Action
February 24, 1945
Cambridge
American Cemetery
England
" Yes "

  Bonneville,  Walter P.
             ~ PH ~ France
            " Family Link Included "

Private
First Class
13th Inf
8th Infantry Division
Army
Snow Hill
Killed In Action
September 1, 1944
Bates Methodist
Church Cemetery
Snow Hill, 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 "

  Coston,  Felton B.
             ~ N/A ~ unknown

Private
Army
Worcester County
Line Of Duty
December 10, 1942
Mt. Zion
Cemetery
Snow Hill, 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 "

  Donoway,  Voyd J.
             ~ PH ~ unknown

Staff
Sergeant
120th Inf
30th Infantry Division
Army
Worcester County
Killed In Action
1944
St. John's
Church Cemetery
Fruitland, MD
" Yes "

  Dousha,  Thomas J.
             ~ PH ~ France

Technical
Sergeant
Army
Worcester County
Killed In Action
December 13, 1944
First Baptist
Cemetery
Pocomoke City, MD
" Yes "

  Duncan,  Leon L.
             ~ PH ~ Italy

Private
First Class
366th Inf
92nd Infantry Division
Army
Worcester County
Killed In Action
December 26, 1944
Florence
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 "

  Ewell,  James E.
            n/a ~ PH ~ unknown

Private
290th Inf
75th Infantry Division
Army
Worcester County
Killed In Action
February 6, 1945
Evergreen
Cemetery
Berlin, MD
" Yes "


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,  Alvin E.
             ~ PH ~ unknown

Sergeant
Army
Worcester County
Killed In Action
October 26, 1944
Red Men
Cemetery
Selbyville, DE
" Yes "

  Hastings,  Leroy
             ~ PH ~ unknown

Private
First Class
Marines
Newark
Killed In Action
February 28, 1945
Riverside
Cemetery
Berlin, MD
" Yes "

  Hayman,  Alfred C., Jr.
             ~ PH ~ Atlantic

Private
QM Corps
Army
Worcester County
Missing In Action
February 3, 1943
East Coast
Memorial
Manhattan, NY
" Yes "
Cenotaph

  Holloway,  Archer C.
             ~ PH ~ unknown

Corporal
Air Force
Worcester County
Missing In Action
November 27, 1943
North Africa
American Cemetery
Tunisia
" Yes "
Cenotaph

  Horton,  Everett R.
             ~ PH ~ unknown

Motor
Machinist's Mate
First Class
Navy
Berlin
Missing In Action
March 28, 1945
Honolulu
Memorial
Honolulu, HI
" Yes "
Cenotaph


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 "

  Jones,  Lewis E.
             ~ PH ~ unknown

Private
Army
Worcester County
Killed In Action
1944
Buckingham
Cemetery
Berlin, 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 "

  Lynch,  Charles W.
             ~ PH ~ Germany

Sergeant
317th Inf
80th Infantry Division
Army
Worcester County
Killed In Action
March 13, 1945
Luxembourg
American Cemetery
Luxembourg
" Yes "

  Lynch,  Mark J.
             ~ PH ~ France

Private
First Class
12th Inf
4th Infantry Division
Army
Worcester County
Killed In Action
June 12, 1944
Baltimore
National Cemetery
Baltimore, 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 "

  Matthews,  Francis E.
             ~ PH ~ Belgium

Sergeant
Army
Worcester County
Killed In Action
1945
St. Mary's
Cemetery
Pocomoke City, MD
" Yes "

  McCabe,  William R.
             ~ PH ~ unknown

Private
1st Ranger Bn
Army
Worcester County
Killed In Action
January 30, 1944
Carey's
Cemetery
Frankford, DE
" Yes "

  Merrill,  Henry F.
             ~ PH ~ unknown

Private
Army
Worcester County
Killed In Action
1944
Parksley
Cemetery
Parksley, 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 "

  Nelson,  Richard E.
             ~ PH ~ unknown

Second
Lieutenant
Air Force
Worcester County
Killed In Action
May 29, 1944
Makemie Memorial
Cemetery
Snow Hill, MD
" Yes "


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 "

  Parker,  Walter H.
             ~ N/A ~ unknown

Private
591st FA Bn
106th Infantry Division
Army
Worcester County
Line Of Duty
July 28, 1945
Epinal
American Cemetery
France
" Yes "

  Payne,  William P.
             ~ PH ~ Germany

Sergeant
Army
Worcester County
Killed In Action
April 7, 1945
Beth Eden
Cemetery
Maryland
" Yes "

  Phillips,  Wilson A.
             ~ PH ~ Italy

Private
Army
Worcester County
Killed In Action
October 25, 1944
First Baptist
Cemetery
Pocomoke City, MD
" Yes "

  Purnell,  Edward M.
             ~ N/A ~ Texas

Private
Air Force
Worcester County
Line Of Duty
July 28, 1945
Saint Paul
Church Cemetery
Berlin, 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 "

  Quillen,  Norman J.
             ~ PH ~ Germany

Private
First Class
60th Inf
9th Infantry Division
Army
Worcester County
Killed In Action
October 8, 1944
Buckingham
Cemetery
Berlin, MD
" Yes "

  Quillin,  Sydney L.
             ~ PH ~ Italy

Private
First Class
349th Inf
88th Infantry Division
Army
Worcester County
Killed In Action
July 13, 1944
Evergreen
Cemetery
Berlin, 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 "

  Rawson,  Clyde J.
             ~ PH ~ Pearl Harbor

Boatswain's
Mate
First Class
U.S.S. Arizona
Navy
Whaleyville
Killed In Action
December 7, 1941
National
Memorial Cemetery
Honolulu, HI
" Yes "

  Redden,  Orville W.
            N/A ~ MM** ~ North Atlantic

Messman
S.S. Robert Gray
Merchant Marine
Pocomoke City
Lost At Sea
April 19, 1943
Nelson Cemetery
New Church, VA
" 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 "

  Scott,  Paul J.
             ~ PH ~ Germany

Staff
Sergeant
377th Inf
95th Infantry Division
Army
Worcester County
Killed In Action
April 9, 1945
Evergreen
Cemetery
Berlin, MD
" Yes "

  Selby,  Harry E.
             ~ PH ~ unknown

Second
Lieutenant
612th Bomber Squadron
401st Bomber Group
Air Force
Worcester County
Killed In Action
January 29, 1944
Lorraine
American Cemetery
France
" Yes "

  Showell,  Daniel W.
             ~ N/A ~ unknown

Private
First Class
593rd QM Co
Army
Worcester County
Line Of Duty
February 6, 1945
Cambridge
American Cemetery
England
" Yes "

  Smack,  Joseph P.
             ~ PH ~ France

Sergeant
357th Inf Regt
90th Infantry Division
Army
Worcester County
Killed In Action
February 11, 1945
Salem Church
Cemetery
Pocomoke City, MD
" Yes "

  Stant,  Linwood F.
             ~ PH ~ unknown

Technician
Fifth Grade
113th Cav
Recon Sqd
Army
Worcester County
Killed In Action
July 10, 1944
Salem Church
Cemetery
Pocomoke City, 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 "

  Taylor,  John H.
             ~ PH ~ unknown

Private
First Class
359th Inf Regt
Army
Worcester County
Killed In Action
January 11, 1945
Perdue
Cemetery
Powellville, MD
" Yes "

  Taylor,  Joseph E.
             ~ PH ~ unknown

Technical
Sergeant
115th Inf
29th Infantry Division
Army
Girdletree
Killed In Action
June 14, 1944
Normandy
American Cemetery
France
" Yes "

  Tilghman,  David C.
             ~ N/A ~ Nevada

Staff
Sergeant
Army
Worcester County
Line Of Duty
January 16, 1942
Parson's
Cemetery
Salisbury, MD
" Yes "

  Townsend,  Linwood E.
             ~ PH ~ Solomon Islands

Boatswain's
Mate
First Class
U.S.S. Little
Navy
Worcester County
Missing In Action
September 5, 1942
Manila
American Cemetery
Philippines
" Yes "
Cenotaph


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 "

  Vickers,  Howard W.
             ~ PH ~ France

Private
First Class
39th Inf
9th Infantry Division
Army
Worcester County
Killed In Action
July 24, 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 "

  Washington,  Olden E.
             ~ PH ~ Italy

Private
First Class
366th Inf
92nd Infantry Division
Army
Worcester County
Killed In Action
December 26, 1944
Florence
American Cemetery
Italy
" Yes "

  Wilson,  Coulbourn S.
             ~ PH ~ unknown

Master
Sergeant
Army
Worcester County
Killed In Action
August 28, 1944
Pitts Creek
Pres. Cemetery
Pocomoke City, MD
" Yes "

  Wyatt,  Lloyd V.
             ~ N/A ~ Florida

Sergeant
Air Force
Worcester County
Line Of Duty
October 28, 1942
New Hope
Cemetery
Willards, MD
" 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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