Mainer's

Gave Their All
 
WW II

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LAST UPDATE:

June 20, 2018

In Memory

     The following list was created in the memory of the brave men and women from Sagadahoc County, Maine 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.


Sagadahoc County had a total of:

" 48 "

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

( I'm 99% sure all from Knox County are included )



     ALSO PLEASE NOTE:   The records show these men and women as either enlisting, being originally from, or having strong ties to Sagadahoc 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.



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 !!


Special Thanks To Find A Grave Members:

" Eric Ackerman "
         For all his great research work For Soldiers & Sailors Nationwide !
" Janice Hollandsworth "
         For her great help locating burials and record updates For Soldiers & Sailors Nationwide !
" Jeff Hall "
         For his great help locating burials, taking photos, and record updates For Soldiers & Sailors Nationwide !
" John C. Anderson "
         For his valuable help with documenting soldiers & sailors in Arlington National Cemetery !
" 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, taking photos, and record updates For Soldiers & Sailors Nationwide !
" Steve S "
         For his great photos in the Manila American Cemetery, Philippines !
" 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 below " 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 )

MM     =  Awarded the " Mariner's Medal " ~ ( Awarded to the Merchant Marines for being wounded, Missing or Killed In Action )
MM *  =  Awarded the " Mariner's Medal - Combat Bar " ~ ( Awarded to those who are under combat conditions )
MM **  =  Awarded the " Mariner's Medal - Combat Bar - Combat Star " ~ ( Awarded to those who are forced to abandon ship when attacked or damaged )
MM-DSM  =  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 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

Cenotaph = A memorial stone only, remains not recovered or possibly interred somewhere unknown.

n/a ~ ( in awards field ) = not applicable

n/a ~ ( in photo field ) = not available

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.

            

" Sagadahoc County "
Listed alphabetically by Last Name

   Last Name, First Name, M.I.
          Awards ~ Place Of Passing ~ Photos
Military
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
 For Online 
Memorial
Click on
"Yes"

  Arsenault,  Robert A.
          n/a ~ Europe ~

Private
Infantry
Army
Sagadahoc County
Line Of Duty
Jul. 1, 1944
Cambridge
American Cemetery
England
" Yes "


   Last Name, First Name, M.I.
          Awards ~ Place Of Passing ~ Photos
Military
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
 For Online 
Memorial
Click on
"Yes"

  Bartlett,  Arthur L.
          PH ~ China ~

Staff
Sergeant
425th Bomber Squadron
308th Bomber Group
Air Force
Sagadahoc County
Killed In Action
Aug. 24, 1943
Zachary Taylor
National Cemetery
Louisville, KY
" Yes "

  Beaudoin,  Joseph T., Jr.
          AM PH ~ Europe ~

Staff
Sergeant
850th Bomber Squadron
490th Bomber Group
Air Force
Sagadahoc County
Killed In Action
Mar. 31, 1945
Cambridge
American Cemetery
England
" Yes "


   Last Name, First Name, M.I.
          Awards ~ Place Of Passing ~ Photos
Military
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
 For Online 
Memorial
Click on
"Yes"

  Cain,  Arthur L., Jr.
          AM PH ~ Pacific ~

Second
Lieutenant
69th Fighter Squadron
58th Fighter Group
Air Force
Sagadahoc County
Missing In Action
Jan. 17, 1945
Manila
American Cemetery
Philippines
" Yes "
Cenotaph

  Carter,  Dennis L.
          PH ~ Germany ~

Private
First Class
358th Infantry Regiment
90th Infantry Division
Army
Sagadahoc County
Killed In Action
Dec. 6, 1944
Pine Grove
Cemetery
West Kennebunk, ME
" Yes "

  Cummings,  Richard J.
          PH ~ Iwo Jima ~ n/a

Private
First Class
4th Eng. Battalion
4th Marine Division
Marines
Bath
Killed In Action
Mar. 1, 1945
Oak Grove
Cemetery
Bath, ME
" Yes "


   Last Name, First Name, M.I.
          Awards ~ Place Of Passing ~ Photos
Military
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
 For Online 
Memorial
Click on
"Yes"

  Dalbec,  Rosario J.
          PH ~ Italy ~

Private
133rd Infantry Regiment
34th Infantry Division
Army
Sagadahoc County
Killed In Action
Jan. 26, 1944
Sicily-Rome
American Cemetery
Italy
" Yes "

  Davis,  Paul L.
          PH ~ Europe ~

Private
Coast Artillery
Corps
Army
Sagadahoc County
Missing In Action
Feb. 7, 1943
Cambridge
American Cemetery
England
" Yes "
Cenotaph

  Doughty,  William B.
          PH ~ Germany ~

Corporal
309th Infantry Regiment
78th Infantry Division
Army
Sagadahoc County
Killed In Action
Mar. 4, 1945
Pine Grove
Cemetery
Falmouth, ME
" Yes "


   Last Name, First Name, M.I.
          Awards ~ Place Of Passing ~ Photos
Military
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
 For Online 
Memorial
Click on
"Yes"

  Eastman,  Donald E.
          n/a ~ Iowa ~

Sergeant
Air Force
Sagadahoc County
Line Of Duty
Mar. 6, 1944
Oak Grove
Cemetery
Bath, ME
" Yes "

  Enman,  Carl R.
          SS PH ~ France ~

Private
First Class
15th F.A. Battalion
2nd Infantry Division
Army
Sagadahoc County
Killed In Action
Aug. 3, 1944
Normandy
American Cemetery
France
" Yes "


   Last Name, First Name, M.I.
          Awards ~ Place Of Passing ~ Photos
Military
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
 For Online 
Memorial
Click on
"Yes"

  Fincher,  John E.
          PH ~ Guadalcanal ~

Machinist's
Mate
First Class
U.S.S. De Haven
Navy
Bath
Missing In Action
Feb. 1, 1943
Manila
American Cemetery
Philippines
" Yes "
Cenotaph

  Forbes,  Alexander W.
          MM ** ~ Gulf Of Mexico ~ n/a

Wiper
S.S. Halo
Merchant Marine
Bath
Missing In Action
May 20, 1942
Cemetery /
Memorial
" Not Found "
" Yes "
Cenotaph

  Fosher,  Amos E.
          PH ~ New Georgia ~ n/a

Corporal
103rd Infantry Regiment
43rd Infantry Division
Army
Sagadahoc County
Killed In Action
Jul. 19, 1943
St. Joseph's
Cemetery
Coopersville, NY
" Yes "


   Last Name, First Name, M.I.
          Awards ~ Place Of Passing ~ Photos
Military
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
 For Online 
Memorial
Click on
"Yes"

  Getchell,  Lloyd E.
          n/a ~ unknown ~ n/a

Sergeant
Army
Sagadahoc County
Line Of Duty
unknown
Hallowell
Village Cemetery
Hallowell, ME
" Yes "

  Gile,  William G.
          PH ~ Italy ~

First
Lieutenant
141st Infantry Regiment
36th Infantry Division
Army
Sagadahoc County
Killed In Action
Dec. 16, 1943
Bowdoinham
Village Cemetery
Bowdoinham, ME
" Yes "

  Groves,  Donald E.
          n/a ~ Kansas ~

Staff
Sergeant
Air Force
Sagadahoc County
Line Of Duty
Jan. 24, 1943
Rogers Cemetery
Topsham, ME
" Yes "

  Guiou,  Stanley C.
          AM PH ~ North Sea ~ n/a

Sergeant
368th Bomber Squadron
306th Bomber Group
Air Force
Sagadahoc County
Missing In Action
Mar. 4, 1943
Netherlands
American Cemetery
Netherlands
" Yes "
Cenotpah


   Last Name, First Name, M.I.
          Awards ~ Place Of Passing ~ Photos
Military
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
 For Online 
Memorial
Click on
"Yes"

  Hunter,  John P.
          PH ~ Germany ~

Private
121st Infantry Regiment
8th Infantry Division
Army
Sagadahoc County
Killed In Action
Apr. 6, 1945
Netherlands
American Cemetery
Netherlands
" Yes "

  Huse,  John E. L.
          DFC AM * PH ~ South Pacific ~

First
Lieutenant
Air Force
Bath
Missing In Action
Feb. 3, 1942
Manila
American Cemetery
Philippines
" Yes "
Cenotaph

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

   Last Name, First Name, M.I.
          Awards ~ Place Of Passing ~ Photos
Military
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
 For Online 
Memorial
Click on
"Yes"

  Jones,  Vaughn W.
          n/a ~ Texas ~

Staff
Sergenat
Air Force
Sagadahoc County
Line Of Duty
Jan. 8, 1945
Mount Rest
Cemetery
Athens, ME
" Yes "


   Last Name, First Name, M.I.
          Awards ~ Place Of Passing ~ Photos
Military
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
 For Online 
Memorial
Click on
"Yes"

  Kaler,  James W.
          PH ~ Off Okinawa ~

Fireman
First Class
U.S.S. Drexler
Navy
Bath
Missing In Action
May 28, 1945
Honolulu
Memorial
Honolulu, HI
" Yes "
Cenotaph

  Knight,  Donald F.
          PH ~ Off Okinawa ~

Machinist's
Mate
Second Class
U.S.S. Bunker Hill
Navy
Bath
Killed In Action
May 11, 1945
Honolulu
Memorial
Honolulu, HI
" Yes "
Cenotaph


   Last Name, First Name, M.I.
          Awards ~ Place Of Passing ~ Photos
Military
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
 For Online 
Memorial
Click on
"Yes"

  Leeman,  Cyril E.
          PH ~ France ~

Private
117th Infantry Regiment
30th Infantry Division
Army
Sagadahoc County
Killed In Action
Aug. 28, 1944
Epinal
American Cemetery
France
" Yes "


   Last Name, First Name, M.I.
          Awards ~ Place Of Passing ~ Photos
Military
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
 For Online 
Memorial
Click on
"Yes"

  Mayo,  Wallace S.
          PH ~ unknown ~ n/a

Private
First Class
Army
Sagadahoc County
Killed In Action
unknown
Cemetery /
Memorial
" Not Found "
" Yes "

  Milliken,  Leighton E.
          PH ~ France ~

Staff
Sergeant
701st Bomber Squadron
445th Bomber Group
Air Force
Bath
Killed In Action
Apr. 20, 1944
Jefferson Barrack's
National Cemetery
Lemay, MO
" Yes "

  Morin,  Arthur H.
          PH * ~ Italy ~

Private
30th Infantry Regiment
3rd Infantry Division
Army
Sagadahoc County
Killed In Action
Jan. 28, 1944
Sicily-Rome
American Cemetery
Italy
" Yes "

  Morrison,  Barton C.
          SS PH ~ Italy ~

Technician
Fifth Grade
87th Infantry Regiment
10th Mountain Division
Army
Sagadahoc County
Killed In Action
Apr. 16, 1945
Florence
American Cemetery
Italy
" Yes "


   Last Name, First Name, M.I.
          Awards ~ Place Of Passing ~ Photos
Military
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
 For Online 
Memorial
Click on
"Yes"

  Nason,  Lewis V.
          PH ~ Pacific ~

Staff
Sergeant
63rd Bomber Squadron
43rd Bomber Group
Air Force
Sagadahoc County
Missing In Action
Dec. 16, 1943
Manila
American Cemetery
Philippines
" Yes "
Cenotaph

  Norton,  Ralph L.
          PH ~ Italy ~ n/a

Private
350th Infantry Regiment
88th Infantry Division
Army
Sagadahoc County
Killed In Action
Jul. 12, 1944
Forest City
Cemetery
South Portland, ME
" Yes "


   Last Name, First Name, M.I.
          Awards ~ Place Of Passing ~ Photos
Military
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
 For Online 
Memorial
Click on
"Yes"

  O'Neil,  Thomas L.
          POW PH ~ Philippines ~

Private
First Class
Air Force
Sagadahoc County
Died While POW
Jun. 11, 1942
Arlington
National Cemetery
Arlington, VA
" Yes "


   Last Name, First Name, M.I.
          Awards ~ Place Of Passing ~ Photos
Military
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
 For Online 
Memorial
Click on
"Yes"

  Packard,  Richard M.
          PH ~ France ~

Second
Lieutenant
Army
Sagadahoc County
Killed In Action
Aug. 2, 1944
Greenwood
Cemetery
Dixfield, ME
" Yes "

  Parks,  Gordon K.
          n/a ~ Australia ~ n/a

Lieutenant
Colonel
Army
Sagadahoc County
Line Of Duty
Oct. 8, 1943
Rowley
Burial Ground
Rowley, MA
" Yes "

  Pelletier,  Marie B. A.
          n/a ~ Texas ~

Technician
Fifth Grade
Women's Corps
Army
Sagadahoc County
Line Of Duty
Feb. 2, 1945
Cemetery /
Memorial
" Not Found "
" Yes "

  Pitman,  Read
          PH ~ west of Mindanao ~

Torpedoman's
Mate
Second Class
U.S.S. Cisco
Navy
Bath
Missing In Action
Sep. 28, 1943
Manila
American Cemetery
Philippines
" Yes "
Cenotaph

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

   Last Name, First Name, M.I.
          Awards ~ Place Of Passing ~ Photos
Military
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
 For Online 
Memorial
Click on
"Yes"

  Rideout,  Henry A.
          PH * ~ Philippines ~ n/a

Private
First Class
103rd Infantry Regiment
43rd Infantry Division
Army
Sagadahoc County
Killed In Action
Apr. 5, 1945
Manila
American Cemetery
Philippines
" Yes "

  Robinson,  Floyd O.
          n/a ~ unknown ~ n/a

Seaman
First Class
Navy
Bath
unknown
May 29, 1945
Mt. View
Cemetery
Camden, ME
" Yes "


   Last Name, First Name, M.I.
          Awards ~ Place Of Passing ~ Photos
Military
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
 For Online 
Memorial
Click on
"Yes"

  Sirmopoulos,  Evangelos L.
          PH ~ unknown ~ n/a

Private
330th Infantry
Army
Sagadahoc County
Killed In Action
Aug. 8, 1944
Westlawn
Cemetery
Lowell, MA
" Yes "

  St. Onge,  Paul E.
          PH ~ unknown ~

Staff
Sergeant
18th Infantry Regiment
1st Infantry Division
Army
Sagadahoc County
Killed In Action
Jan. 15, 1945
Henri-Chapelle
American Cemetery
Belgium
" Yes "


   Last Name, First Name, M.I.
          Awards ~ Place Of Passing ~ Photos
Military
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
 For Online 
Memorial
Click on
"Yes"

  Tanner,  Richard G.
          PH ~ unknown ~

Private
First Class
508th Parachute Infantry
Army
Sagadahoc County
Killed In Action
Jul. 4, 1944
Normandy
American Cemetery
France
" Yes "

  Thompson,  George W.
          MM ** ~ Atlantic ~

Utility
Man
S.S. Parismina
Merchant Marine
Richmond
Missing In Action
Nov. 18, 1942
Riverside
Cemetery
Farmington, ME
" Yes "
Cenotaph

  Tobey,  Howard S.
          n/a ~ unknown ~

Machinist's
Mate
Third Class
Navy
Bath
Line Of Duty
Aug. 18, 1943
Honolulu
Memorial
Honolulu, HI
" Yes "
Cenotaph

  Tome,  Walter L.
          PH ~ Italy ~

Private
First Class
349th Infantry Regiment
88th Infantry Division
Army
Sagadahoc County
Killed In Action
Oct. 20, 1944
Bay View
Cemetery
Bowdoinham, ME
" Yes "

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

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

   Last Name, First Name, M.I.
          Awards ~ Place Of Passing ~ Photos
Military
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
 For Online 
Memorial
Click on
"Yes"

  White,  Jack T.
          AM PH ~ Germany ~

Second
Lieutenant
340th Bomber Squadron
97th Bomber Group
Air Force
Sagadahoc County
Killed In Action
Sep. 13, 1944
Arlington
National Cemetery
Arlington, VA
" Yes "

  White,  John W.
          n/a ~ Louisiana ~ n/a

First
Lieutenant
668th Bomber Squadron
416th Bomber Group
Air Force
Sagadahoc County
Line Of Duty
Oct. 18, 1943
North Rochester
Cemetery
Rochester, MA
" Yes "

  Wildes,  Guy C.
          n/a ~ unknown ~

Technician
Fifth Grade
131st Ordnance
Company
Army
Sagadahoc County
Line Of Duty
1943
Bowdoinham Village
Cemetery
Bowdoinham, ME
" Yes "

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

   Last Name, First Name, M.I.
          Awards ~ Place Of Passing ~ Photos
Military
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
 For Online 
Memorial
Click on
"Yes"

  Yambor,  Lawrence
          PH ~ unknown ~

Corporal
Army
Sagadahoc County
Died Of Wounds
Feb. 1, 1945
St. Cyril
Cemetery
Lisbon Falls, ME
" Yes "

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

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Russ Pickett

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