Mainer's

Gave Their All
 
WW II

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LAST UPDATE:

October 18, 2016

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.


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 " !


Special Thanks To Find A Grave Members:

" Janice Hollandsworth "  ~  For her great help locating burials and record updates " For Soldiers & Sailors Nationwide "
" ShaneO "  ~  For his great help locating burials, taking photos, 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 Dowdy "  ~  For his great help with the Army Air Force, locating burials and flight crew reports " 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 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 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

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.

            

" Sagadahoc County - Listed alphabetically by Last Name "

Last Name, First Name, M.I.
Awards ~ Place Of Passing ~ Photos
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
Online
Memorial
Click on "Yes"
 Arsenault, Robert A ~ n/a ~ Europe ~
Private
Infantry
Army
Sagadahoc County, Maine
Line Of Duty
Jul. 1, 1944
Cambridge
American Cemetery
England
" Yes "


  Last Name, First Name, M.I. ~ Awards ~ Place Of Passing ~ Photos
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
Online
Memorial
" Click on Yes "
 Bartlett, Arthur LeRoy ~ PH ~ China ~
Staff
Sergeant
425th Bmb Sqd
308th Bmb Grp
Air Force
Sagadahoc County, Maine
Killed In Action
Aug. 24, 1943
Zachary Taylor
National Cemetery
Louisville, Kentucky
" Yes "
 Beaudoin, Joseph T, Jr ~ AM PH ~ Europe ~
Staff
Sergeant
850th Bmb Sqd
490th Bmb Grp
Air Force
Sagadahoc County, Maine
Killed In Action
Mar. 31, 1945
Cambridge
American Cemetery
England
" Yes "


  Last Name, First Name, M.I. ~ Awards ~ Place Of Passing ~ Photos
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
Online
Memorial
" Click on Yes "
 Cain, Arthur L, Jr ~ AM PH ~ Pacific ~
Second
Lieutenant
69th Ftr Sqd
58th Ftr Grp
Air Force
Sagadahoc County, Maine
Missing In Action
Jan. 17, 1945
Manila
American Cemetery
Philippines
" Yes "
Cenotaph
 Carter, Dennis L ~ PH ~ Germany ~
Private
First Class
358th Inf
90th Inf Div
Army
Sagadahoc County, Maine
Killed In Action
Dec. 6, 1944
Pine Grove Cemetery
West Kennebunk, Maine
" Yes "
 Cummings, Richard J ~ PH ~ Iwo Jima ~ n/a
Private
First Class
4th Eng Bn
4th Mar Div
Marines
Bath, Maine
Killed In Action
Mar. 1, 1945
Oak Grove Cemetery
Bath, Maine
" Yes "


  Last Name, First Name, M.I. ~ Awards ~ Place Of Passing ~ Photos
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
Online
Memorial
" Click on Yes "
 Dalbec, Rosario J ~ PH ~ Italy ~ n/a
Private
133rd Inf
34th Inf Div
Army
Sagadahoc County, Maine
Killed In Action
Jan. 26, 1944
Sicily-Rome
American Cemetery
Italy
" Yes "
 Davis, Paul L ~ PH ~ Europe ~
Private
Cst Arty Corps
Army
Sagadahoc County, Maine
Missing In Action
Feb. 7, 1943
Cambridge
American Cemetery
England
" Yes "
Cenotaph
 Doughty, William B ~ PH ~ Germany ~
Corporal
309th Inf
78th Inf Div
Army
Sagadahoc County, Maine
Killed In Action
Mar. 4, 1945
Pine Grove Cemetery
Falmouth, Maine
" Yes "


  Last Name, First Name, M.I. ~ Awards ~ Place Of Passing ~ Photos
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
Online
Memorial
" Click on Yes "
 Eastman, Donald E ~ n/a ~ Iowa ~ n/a
Sergeant
Air Force
Sagadahoc County, Maine
Line Of Duty
Mar. 6, 1944
Oak Grove Cemetery
Bath, Maine
" Yes "
 Enman, Carl R ~ SS PH ~ France ~
Private
First Class
15th FA Bn
2nd Inf Div
Army
Sagadahoc County, Maine
Killed In Action
Aug. 3, 1944
Normandy
American Cemetery
France
" Yes "


  Last Name, First Name, M.I. ~ Awards ~ Place Of Passing ~ Photos
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
Online
Memorial
" Click on Yes "
 Fincher, John Earl ~ PH ~ Guadalcanal ~ n/a
Machinist's
Mate
First Class
U.S.S. De Haven
Navy
Bath, Maine
Missing In Action
Feb. 1, 1943
Manila
American Cemetery
Philippines
" Yes "
Cenotaph
 Forbes, Alexander William ~ MM ~ Gulf Of Mexico ~ n/a
Wiper
S.S. Halo
Merchant Marines
Bath, Maine
Missing In Action
May 20, 1942
" Lost At Sea "
" Yes "
Cenotaph
 Fosher, Amos E ~ PH ~ New Georgia ~ n/a
Corporal
103rd Inf
43rd Inf Div
Army
Sagadahoc County, Maine
Killed In Action
Jul. 19, 1943
Saint Josephs Cemetery
Coopersville, New York
" Yes "


  Last Name, First Name, M.I. ~ Awards ~ Place Of Passing ~ Photos
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
Online
Memorial
" Click on Yes "
 Getchell, Lloyd E ~ n/a ~ unknown ~ n/a
Sergeant
Army
Sagadahoc County, Maine
Line Of Duty
unknown
" unknown "
" Yes "
 Gile, William G ~ PH ~ Italy ~
First
Lieutenant
141st Inf
36th Inf Div
Army
Sagadahoc County, Maine
Killed In Action
Dec. 16, 1943
Bowdoinham
Village Cemetery
Bowdoinham, Maine
" Yes "
 Groves, Donald E ~ n/a ~ Kansas ~
Staff
Sergeant
Air Force
Sagadahoc County, Maine
Line Of Duty
Jan. 24, 1943
Rogers Cemetery
Topsham, Maine
" Yes "
 Guiou, Stanley C ~ AM PH ~ North Sea ~ n/a
Sergeant
368th Bmb Sqd
306th Bmb Grp
Air Force
Sagadahoc County, Maine
Missing In Action
Mar. 4, 1943
Netherlands
American Cemetery
Netherlands
" Yes "
Cenotpah


  Last Name, First Name, M.I. ~ Awards ~ Place Of Passing ~ Photos
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
Online
Memorial
" Click on Yes "
 Hunter, John Phillip ~ PH ~ Germany ~
Private
121st Inf
8th Inf Div
Army
Sagadahoc County, Maine
Killed In Action
Apr. 6, 1945
Netherlands
American Cemetery
Netherlands
" Yes "
 Huse, John Ernest Linwood ~ DFC AM* PH ~ South Pacific ~
First
Lieutenant
Air Force
Bath, Maine
Missing In Action
Feb. 3, 1942
Manila
American Cemetery
Philippines
" Yes "
Cenotaph


  Last Name, First Name, M.I. ~ Awards ~ Place Of Passing ~ Photos
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. ~ Awards ~ Place Of Passing ~ Photos
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
Online
Memorial
" Click on Yes "
 Jones, Vaughn W ~ n/a ~ Texas ~
Staff
Sergenat
Air Force
Sagadahoc County Maine
Line Of Duty
Jan. 8, 1945
Mount Rest Cemetery
Athens, Maine
" Yes "


  Last Name, First Name, M.I. ~ Awards ~ Place Of Passing ~ Photos
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
Online
Memorial
" Click on Yes "
 Kaler, James Woodrow ~ PH ~ Off Okinawa ~
Fireman
First Class
U.S.S.
Drexler
Navy
Bath, Maine
Missing In Action
May 28, 1945
Honolulu Memorial
Honolulu, Hawaii
" Yes "
Cenotaph
 Knight, Donald Francis ~ PH ~ Off Okinawa ~
Machinist's
Mate
Second Class
U.S.S.
Bunker Hill
Navy
Bath, Maine
Killed In Action
May 11, 1945
Honolulu Memorial
Honolulu, Hawaii
" Yes "
Cenotaph


  Last Name, First Name, M.I. ~ Awards ~ Place Of Passing ~ Photos
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
Online
Memorial
" Click on Yes "
 Leeman, Cyril E ~ PH ~ France ~
Private
117th Inf
30th Inf Div
Army
Sagadahoc County Maine
Killed In Action
Aug. 28, 1944
Epinal
American Cemetery
France
" Yes "


  Last Name, First Name, M.I. ~ Awards ~ Place Of Passing ~ Photos
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
Online
Memorial
" Click on Yes "
 Mayo, Wallace S ~ PH ~ unknown ~ n/a
Private
First Class
Army
Sagadahoc County Maine
Killed In Action
unknown
" unknown "
" Yes "
 Milliken, Leighton E ~ PH ~ France ~
Staff
Sergeant
701st Bmb Sqd
445th Bmb Grp
Air Force
Bath, Maine
Killed In Action
Apr. 20, 1944
Jefferson Barrack's
National Cemetery
Lemay, Missouri
" Yes "
 Morin, Arthur H ~ PH* ~ Italy ~
Private
30th Inf
3rd Inf Div
Army
Sagadahoc County Maine
Killed In Action
Jan. 28, 1944
Sicily-Rome
American Cemetery
Italy
" Yes "
 Morrison, Barton C ~ SS PH ~ Italy ~
Technician
Fifth Grade
87th Inf
10th Mtn Div
Army
Sagadahoc County Maine
Killed In Action
Apr. 16, 1945
Florence
American Cemetery
Italy
" Yes "


  Last Name, First Name, M.I. ~ Awards ~ Place Of Passing ~ Photos
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
Online
Memorial
" Click on Yes "
 Nason, Lewis V ~ PH ~ Pacific ~ n/a
Staff
Sergeant
63rd Bmb Sqd
43rd Bmb Grp
Air Force
Sagadahoc County Maine
Missing In Action
Dec. 16, 1943
Manila
American Cemetery
Philippines
" Yes "
Cenotaph
 Norton, Ralph L ~ PH ~ Italy ~ n/a
Private
350th Inf
88th Inf Div
Army
York County, Maine
Killed In Action
Jul. 12, 1944
Forest City Cemetery
South Portland, Maine
" Yes "


  Last Name, First Name, M.I. ~ Awards ~ Place Of Passing ~ Photos
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
Online
Memorial
" Click on Yes "
 O'Neil, Thomas L ~ POW PH ~ Philippines ~
Private
First Class
Air Force
Sagadahoc County Maine
Died While POW
Jun. 11, 1942
Arlington
National Cemetery
Arlington, Virginia
" Yes "


  Last Name, First Name, M.I. ~ Awards ~ Place Of Passing ~ Photos
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
Online
Memorial
" Click on Yes "
 Packard, Richard Malcolm ~ PH ~ France ~ n/a
Second
Lieutenant
Army
Sagadahoc County, Maine
Killed In Action
Aug. 2, 1944
" unknown "
" Yes "
 Parks, Gordon Keith ~ n/a ~ Australia ~ n/a
Lieutenant
Colonel
Army
Sagadahoc County, Maine
Line Of Duty
Oct. 8, 1943
Rowley Burial Ground
Rowley, Massachusetts
" Yes "
 Pelletier, Marie B A ~ n/a ~ Texas ~
Technician
Fifth Grade
Women's Corps
Army
Sagadahoc County, Maine
Line Of Duty
Feb. 2, 1945
" unknown "
" Yes "
 Pitman, Read ~ PH ~ west of Mindanao ~
Torpedoman's
Mate
Second Class
U.S.S. Cisco
Navy
Bath, Maine
Missing In Action
Sep. 28, 1943
Manila
American Cemetery
Philippines
" Yes "
Cenotaph


  Last Name, First Name, M.I. ~ Awards ~ Place Of Passing ~ Photos
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. ~ Awards ~ Place Of Passing ~ Photos
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
Online
Memorial
" Click on Yes "
 Rideout, Henry A ~ PH* ~ Philippines ~ n/a
Private
First Class
103rd Inf
43rd Inf Div
Army
Sagadahoc County Maine
Killed In Action
Apr. 5, 1945
Manila
American Cemetery
Philippines
" Yes "
 Robinson, Floyd Olney ~ n/a ~ unknown ~ n/a
Seaman
First Class
Navy
Bath, Maine
unknown
May 29, 1945
Mount View Cemetery
Camden, Maine
" Yes "


  Last Name, First Name, M.I. ~ Awards ~ Place Of Passing ~ Photos
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
Online
Memorial
" Click on Yes "
 Sirmopoulos, Evangelos L ~ PH ~ unknown ~ n/a
Private
330th Inf
Army
Sagadahoc County Maine
Killed In Action
Aug. 8, 1944
Westlawn Cemetery
Lowell, Massachusetts
" Yes "
 St Onge, Paul E ~ PH ~ unknown ~
Staff
Sergeant
18th Inf
1st Inf Div
Army
Sagadahoc County Maine
Killed In Action
Jan. 15, 1945
Henri-Chapelle
American Cemetery
Belgium
" Yes "


  Last Name, First Name, M.I. ~ Awards ~ Place Of Passing ~ Photos
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
Online
Memorial
" Click on Yes "
 Tanner, Richard G ~ PH ~ unknown ~
Private
First Class
508th Para Inf
Army
Sagadahoc County Maine
Killed In Action
Jul. 4, 1944
Normandy
American Cemetery
France
" Yes "
 Thompson, George William ~ MM ~ Atlantic ~
Utilityman
S.S. Parismina
Merchant Marines
Richmond, Maine
Missing In Action
Nov. 18, 1942
Riverside Cemetery
Farmington, Maine
" Yes "
Cenotaph
 Tobey, Howard Stanley ~ n/a ~ unknown ~
Machinist's
Mate
Third Class
Navy
Bath, Maine
Line Of Duty
Aug. 18, 1943
Honolulu Memorial
Honolulu, Hawaii
" Yes "
Cenotaph
 Tome, Walter L ~ PH ~ Italy ~
Private
First Class
349th Inf
88th Inf Div
Army
Sagadahoc County Maine
Killed In Action
Oct. 20, 1944
Bay View Cemetery
Bowdoinham, Maine
" Yes "


  Last Name, First Name, M.I. ~ Awards ~ Place Of Passing ~ Photos
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. ~ Awards ~ Place Of Passing ~ Photos
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. ~ Awards ~ Place Of Passing ~ Photos
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
Online
Memorial
" Click on Yes "
 White, Jack Tarr ~ AM PH ~ Germany ~
Second
Lieutenant
340th Bmb Sqd
97th Bmb Grp
Air Force
Sagadahoc County Maine
Killed In Action
Sep. 13, 1944
Arlington
National Cemetery
Arlington, Virginia
" Yes "
 White, John W ~ n/a ~ Louisiana ~ n/a
First
Lieutenant
668th Bmb Sqd
416th Bmb Grp
Air Force
Sagadahoc County Maine
Line Of Duty
Oct. 18, 1943
North Rochester
Cemetery
Rochester, Massachusetts
" Yes "
 Wildes, Guy C ~ n/a ~ unknown ~
Technician
Fifth Grade
131st Ord Co
Army
Sagadahoc County Maine
Line Of Duty
1943
Bowdoinham Village
Cemetery
Bowdoinham, Maine
" Yes "


  Last Name, First Name, M.I. ~ Awards ~ Place Of Passing ~ Photos
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. ~ Awards ~ Place Of Passing ~ Photos
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
Online
Memorial
" Click on Yes "
 Yambor, Lawrence ~ n/a ~ PH ~
Corporal
Army
Sagadahoc County Maine
Died Of Wounds
Feb. 1, 1945
Saint Cyril Cemetery
Lisbon Falls, Maine
" Yes "


  Last Name, First Name, M.I. ~ Awards ~ Place Of Passing ~ Photos
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