Marylander's
Gave Their All

Photo Credit:
Warrick Page/American Battle Monuments Commission.



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This webpage has been created as a coordinated effort between myself and:

Ryan Blum

( All weblinks within this document are highlighted in "Blue" )

LAST UPDATE to this webpage:

" June 18, 2019 "

In Memory

     The following " Highlighted and Noted Burials " listing was created in the memory of some of the brave men and women who are either " interred " or remembered on the " Walls Of The Missing " at the North Africa American Cemtery.   Soldiers, Sailors, Merchant Marines, and Civilians are all included on this listing.   They are displayed in noted groups shown below.

     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 at russpickde@comcast.net and I'll do my best to update their records.

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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 !!




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.
( Addtional Air Medals, over 3rd occurrance, are shown with additional " astricks " as need. )

BDFC  =  Awarded the " British Distinguished Flying Cross "  ~  Awarded for heroism or extraordinary achievement while participating in an aerial flight by England.

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.

FCDG  =  Awarded the " French Croix de guerre "  ~  Awarded by France to soldiers who distinguish themselves by acts of heroism involving combat with the enemy.

LOM  =  Awarded the " Legion Of Merit "  ~  Awarded for exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding services and achievements to all military branches.

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 "  ~  Awarded for being Wounded in action twice.
PH**  =  Awarded the " Purple Heart with two Oak Leaf Clusters "  ~  Awarded for being Wounded in action three times.
( Addtional Purple Heart Medals, over 3rd occurrance, are shown with additional " astricks " as need. )

POW  =  Awarded the " Prisoner Of War Medal "

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  ~  " OR "  ~  Remains not recovered  ~  " OR "  ~  Interred somewhere unknown.



The North Africa American Cemetery in Tunisia

is one of " ONLY " two overseas American Cemetery

that has " 100% " of all headstones and memorial's photographed !


Quick Link's by Category

( Note: Only those hightlighted in " BLUE " are currently available )


[  Medal Of Honor  ]  ~  [  Ship Crews and Passengers  ]


[  MIA's - Now Recovered  ]  ~  [  Civilians  ]


[  General Officer's  ]  ~  [  Brother's  ]  ~  [  Women  ]  ~  [  Chaplains  ]


[  Fighter Pilot Aces  ]  ~  [  Tuskegee Airmen  ]  ~  [  Japanese Americans  ]


[  U.S. Navy  ]  ~  [  Merchant Mariners  ]  ~  [  Friend's Side By Side  ]  ~  [  Foreign Country  ]


[  Notables ~ (Well Known)  ]  ~  [  Bomber Crew's Side By Side  ]  ~  [  Office Of Strategic Services  ]


[  North Africa By The Numbers ~ ( Total Counts )  ]


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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
Plot
 For Online 
Memorial
Click on
" Yes "
 Minue,  Nicholas ~ MOH PH ~ Majaz al Bab ~
Private
6th Infantry Regiment
1st Armored Division
Army
New Jersey
Killed In Action
April 29, 1943
Section E
Row 8
Grave 4
" Yes "


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     The S.S. Paul Hamilton (Hull Number 227) on her fifth voyage left Virginia as part of convoy UGS 38.    They were carrying supplies, ground personnel of the 485th Bombardment Group, and flight and ground crews of the 32nd Photographic Squadron, 5th Reconnaissance Group, United States Army Air Forces to Italy.    On April 20, 1944, while off the coast of Cape Bengut near Algiers, Convoy UGS 38 was attacked by 23 German Ju 88 bombers.

     The result of the attacked was the Paul Hamilton being hit by one aerial torpedo which struck and detonated the cargo of high explosives and bombs, and the ship and crew disappeared within 30 seconds.    The crew and passengers, who included 154 officers and men of the 831st Bombardment Squadron and 317 officers and men of the 32nd Photo Reconnaissance Squadron, and many others ( approximately 580 ) were all lost.

Over 500 are remembered here at North Africa !

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     The U.S.S. Lansdale (DD-426) joined convoy UGS 38 ( which the S.S. Paul Hamilton was part of ) on April 19, 1944 and served as a "jam ship" against radio-controlled bombs, in addition to screening against U-boats.   On April 20, 1944, while off the coast of Cape Bengut near Algiers, Convoy UGS 38 was attacked by 23 German Ju 88 bombers.   Silhouetted by the explosion of Paul Hamilton at 21:04, Lansdale was attacked from both port and starboard by planes from two and possibly three waves.

     A torpedo struck Lansdale's starboard side forward about 21:06, wrecking the forward fireroom and opening both sides to the sea and almost split it in two.   Within two minutes, it reached a 45 degree list despite the efforts of her crew to control the battle damage.   Her skipper, Lt. Cdr. D. M. Swift, ordered her abandoned when he feared the stricken ship might roll "completely over."

Forty-seven officers and men were carried down with the Lansdale.

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     The HMT Rohna and four other troop ships left Oran in French Algeria and joined Convoy KMF 26 which was passing on its way from Britain to Alexandria on November 25, 1943.

     About 1630 hrs the next day, November 26th, off Bougie the convoy was attacked by 14 German Luftwaffe Heinkel He 177A heavy bombers   About 1720 hours a He 177A released a glide bomb that hit Rohna on her port side at the after end of her engine room and Number Six troop deck.   1,138 men lost their lives of which 1,015 were U.S. personnel. The attack is the largest loss of US troops at sea due to enemy action in a single incident.

1,138 men lost their lives of which 1,015 were U.S. personnel.

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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
North Africa
Missing
Record
 For Online 
" NEW " Memorial
Click on
" Yes "

Crew of B-24D ~ #41-24301 ~ " Lady Be Good "

 Adams,  Samuel E. ~ n/a ~ Libya ~
        ( Now interred at the Olio Township Cemetery, IL )
Staff
Sergeant
( Tail Gunner )
514th Bomber Squadron
376th Bomber Group
Air Force
Illinois
Line Of Duty
April 13, 1943
Tablets
of the
Missing
" Yes "
 Hatton,  William J. ~ n/a ~ Libya ~
        ( Now interred at the Mt. Saint Mary Cemetery, NY )
First
Lieutenant
( Pilot )
514th Bomber Squadron
376th Bomber Group
Air Force
New York
Line Of Duty
April, 1943
Tablets
of the
Missing
" Yes "
 Hays,  Dp ~ n/a ~ Libya ~
        ( Now interred at the Arlington National Cemetery, VA )
Second
Lieutenant
( Navigator )
514th Bomber Squadron
376th Bomber Group
Air Force
Missouri
Line Of Duty
April 1, 1943
Tablets
of the
Missing
" Yes "
 LaMotte,  Robert E. ~ n/a ~ Libya ~
        ( Now interred at the Mt. Calvary Cemetery, MI )
Technical
Sergeant
( Radio Operator )
514th Bomber Squadron
376th Bomber Group
Air Force
Michigan
Line Of Duty
April 13, 1943
Tablets
of the
Missing
" Yes "
 Ripslinger,  Harold J. ~ n/a ~ Libya ~
        ( Now interred at the St. Andrew Cemetery, MI )
Technical
Sergeant
( Engineer )
514th Bomber Squadron
376th Bomber Group
Air Force
Michigan
Line Of Duty
April 13, 1943
Tablets
of the
Missing
" Yes "
 Shelley,  Guy E., Jr. ~ n/a ~ Libya ~
        ( Now interred at the Rolling Green Memorial Park, PA )
Staff
Sergeant
( Gunner )
514th Bomber Squadron
376th Bomber Group
Air Force
Pennsylvania
Line Of Duty
April, 1943
Tablets
of the
Missing
" Yes "
 Toner,  Robert F. ~ n/a ~ Libya ~
        ( Now interred at the St. Marys Cemetery, MA )
Second
Lieutenant
( Co-Pilot )
514th Bomber Squadron
376th Bomber Group
Air Force
Massachusetts
Line Of Duty
April 13, 1943
Tablets
of the
Missing
" Yes "
 Woravka,  John S. ~ n/a ~ Libya ~
        ( Now interred at the Calvary Cemetery, OH )
Second
Lieutenant
( Bombardier )
514th Bomber Squadron
376th Bomber Group
Air Force
Massachusetts
Line Of Duty
April 5, 1943
Tablets
of the
Missing
" Yes "

Crew of B-26 ~ #41-17759

 Arnold,  Ellis E., Jr. ~ AM PH ~ Tunisia ~
        ( Now interred at the Arlington National Cemetery, VA )
Major
( Pilot )
437th Bomber Squadron
319th Bomber Group
Air Force
Mississippi
Killed In Action
December 15, 1942
Tablets
of the
Missing
" Yes "
 Brdeja,  John E. ~ AM PH ~ Tunisia ~
        ( Now interred at the Arlington National Cemetery, VA )
Staff
Sergeant
( Engineer )
437th Bomber Squadron
319th Bomber Group
Air Force
New York
Killed In Action
December 15, 1942
Tablets
of the
Missing
" Yes "
 Cohen,  Maurice L. ~ AM PH ~ Tunisia ~
        ( Now interred at the Arlington National Cemetery, VA )
Sergeant
( Gunner )
437th Bomber Squadron
319th Bomber Group
Air Force
Massachusetts
Killed In Action
December 15, 1942
Tablets
of the
Missing
" Yes "
 Jenkins,  Robert B. ~ AM PH ~ Tunisia ~
        ( Now interred at the Arlington National Cemetery, VA )
First
Lieutenant
( Nav / Bmb )
437th Bomber Squadron
319th Bomber Group
Air Force
North Carolina
Killed In Action
December 15, 1942
Tablets
of the
Missing
" Yes "
 Johnson,  Joseph, Jr. ~ AM PH ~ Tunisia ~
        ( Now interred at the Arlington National Cemetery, VA )
Sergeant
( Radio Operator )
437th Bomber Squadron
319th Bomber Group
Air Force
Pennsylvania
Killed In Action
December 15, 1942
Tablets
of the
Missing
" Yes "
 Phillips,  Charles T. ~ AM PH ~ Tunisia ~
        ( Now interred at the Arlington National Cemetery, VA )
Colonel
( Co-Pilot )
Headquarters
3rd Bomber Wing
Air Force
Georgia
Killed In Action
December 15, 1942
Tablets
of the
Missing
" Yes "

Other's Recovered

 Hadley,  Gilbert B. ~ DFC AM PH ~ Tunisia ~
        ( Now interred at the Riverview Cemetery, KS )
First
Lieutenant
( Pilot )
344th Bomber Squadron
98th Bomber Group
Air Force
Kansas
Killed In Action
December 15, 1942
Tablets
of the
Missing
" Yes "
 Palenscar,  Robert J. ~ AM PH ~ Tunisia ~
        ( Now interred at the Arlington National Cemetery, VA )
First
Lieutenant
( Pilot )
60th Fighter Squadron
33rd Fighter Group
Air Force
Pennsylvania
Killed In Action
December 15, 1942
Tablets
of the
Missing
" Yes "
 Powers,  Frank E. ~ BS PH ~ Tunisia ~
        ( Now interred at the Ardennes American Cemetery, Belgium )
Private
26th Infantry Regiment
1st Infantry Division
Army
Massachusetts
Killed In Action
February 18, 1944
Tablets
of the
Missing
" Yes "


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Total of " 38 " Civilians are interred in North Africa American Cemetery !

  Last Name, First Name, M.I. ~ Awards ~ Place Of Passing ~ Photos
Assignment
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Plot
 For Online 
Memorial
Click on
" Yes "
 Armstrong,  Horace A. ~ n/a ~ Eritrea ~ n/a
~ ~ ~
Texas
unknown
September 14, 1942
Section H
Row 7
Grave 4
" Yes "
 Baraja,  Metodia F. ~ n/a ~ Casablanca ~
~ ~ ~
New York
Strangulation
November 2, 1945
Section D
Row 12
Grave 12
" Yes "
 Barrett,  Regis J. ~ n/a ~ Eritrea ~ n/a
Chaplain
Pennsylvania
unknown
July 13, 1943
Section I
Row 13
Grave 6
" Yes "
 Bennett,  M. Stanley ~ n/a ~ unknown ~ n/a
Flight
Engineer
Pennsylvania
unknown
January 26, 1944
Section I
Row 3
Grave 12
" Yes "
 Callahan,  Paul J. ~ n/a ~ unknown ~ n/a
Civilian
With The
Forces
New York
unknown
October 1, 1943
Section B
Row 16
Grave 14
" Yes "
 Campbell,  Milo H. ~ n/a ~Eritrea ~ n/a
       Naylor, Austin J. ~ died in same crash.
Chief
Pilot
California
Airplane Crash
November 7, 1945
Section I
Row 20
Grave 1
" Yes "
 Cermak,  John S. ~ n/a ~ Eritrea ~ n/a
Civilian
With The
Forces
New York
Polio
December 8, 1942
Section I
Row 16
Grave 7
" Yes "
 Clerk,  J. Gordon ~ n/a ~ unknown ~ n/a
Air
Navigator
Florida
unknown
January 26, 1944
Section I
Row 3
Grave 9
" Yes "
 Connell,  James T. ~ n/a ~ Takoradi ~ n/a
Pan Am
Pilot
Rhode Island
Plane Crash
December 3, 1941
Section H
Row 20
Grave 4
" Yes "
 Cordova,  Frank ~ n/a ~ Nigeria ~ n/a
       Murray, Ralph W. ~ died in same crash.
Ferry
Pilot
New York
Plane Crash
April 12, 1942
Section F
Row 17
Grave 12
" Yes "
 Corley,  Marcus L., Jr. ~ n/a ~ unknown ~ n/a
Naval
Aviator
Florida
unknown
August 29, 1942
Section G
Row 6
Grave 9
" Yes "
 Dennison,  Mrs. Lee ~ n/a ~ Algeria ~ n/a
~ ~ ~
Pennsylvania
Diabetic Coma
February 6, 1944
Section B
Row 15
Grave 6
" Yes "
 Duncan,  Elmo V. ~ n/a ~ Egypt ~
Engineer
California
Fall from building
December 8, 1942
Section C
Row 6
Grave 14
" Yes "
 Eaton,  Randolph C. ~ n/a ~ Mareth Line ~
Volunteer
Ambulance
Driver
Florida
Killed In Action
Marcy 20, 1943
Section E
Row 20
Grave 9
" Yes "
 Ferrara,  Antonio ~ n/a ~ unknown ~ n/a
~ ~ ~
New York
Fall from crane
July 12, 1942
Section I
Row 18
Grave 1
" Yes "
 Fitzgerald,  John R. ~ n/a ~ unknown ~ n/a
~ ~ ~
Massachusetts
unknown
January 26, 1944
Section F
Row 20
Grave 9
" Yes "
 Foster,  Arthur P. ~ n/a ~ unknown ~ n/a
American
Field
Services
Minnesota
Killed In Action
September 4, 1942
Section G
Row 17
Grave 8
" Yes "
 Geddis,  David ~ n/a ~ unknown ~ n/a
~ ~ ~
" unknown "
unknown
May 6, 1943
Section G
Row 11
Grave 9
" Yes "
 Hayden,  Mortimer M., Jr. ~ n/a ~ Egypt ~ n/a
~ ~ ~
Florida
unknown
July 16, 1945
Section G
Row 16
Grave 5
" Yes "
 Kail,  Earl G. ~ n/a ~ unknown ~ n/a
Pilot
With The
Forces
Ohio
unknown
August 29, 1942
Section G
Row 20
Grave 1
" Yes "
 King,  Clarence M. ~ n/a ~ Eritrea ~
Civilian
With The
Forces
California
unknown
August 14, 1943
Section A
Row 18
Grave 9
" Yes "
 Kite,  Arthur L. ~ n/a ~ unknown ~ n/a
Foreman
With The
Forces
Michigan
unknown
December 8, 1942
Section I
Row 13
Grave 7
" Yes "
 Kowles,  John R. ~ n/a ~ unknown ~ n/a
~ ~ ~
New York
unknown
April 11, 1945
Section G
Row 1
Grave 13
" Yes "
 Lindeman,  George B. ~ n/a ~ Kenya ~ n/a
Civilian
With The
Forces
Connecticut
Disease
June 4, 1943
Section I
Row 19
Grave 10
" Yes "
 Markle,  Clifford M. ~ n/a ~ unknown ~ n/a
American
Red Cross
New York
unknown
May 25, 1943
Section E
Row 2
Grave 6
" Yes "
 Massey,  James W. ~ n/a ~ Eritrea ~ n/a
~ ~ ~
North Carolina
unknown
January 30, 1943
Section A
Row 18
Grave 11
" Yes "
 McQuade,  Milton L. ~ n/a ~ Egypt ~ n/a
Aircraft
Worker
New York
Disease
December 19, 1941
Section H
Row 15
Grave 6
" Yes "
 Moran,  Thomas ~ n/a ~ Eritrea ~ n/a
Airline
Steward
California
Pneumonia
April 21, 1943
Section D
Row 6
Grave 14
" Yes "
 Murray,  Ralph W. ~ n/a ~ Nigeria ~ n/a
       Cordova, Frank ~ died in same crash.
~ ~ ~
Florida
Plane Crash
April 12, 1942
Section F
Row 6
Grave 12
" Yes "
 Naylor,  Austin J. ~ n/a ~ Eritrea ~ n/a
       Campbell, Milo H. ~ died in same crash.
Ethiopian
Airways
District Of Columbia
Airplane Crash
November 7, 1945
Section H
Row 10
Grave 4
" Yes "
 Reynolds,  Barnett E. ~ n/a ~ unknown ~ n/a
Technician
With The
Forces
Washington
unknown
March 20, 1943
Section F
Row 4
Grave 6
" Yes "
 Rubel,  Austin A. ~ n/a ~ unknown ~
Volunteer
Ambulance
Driver
California
Died While POW
April 28, 1943
Section B
Row 3
Grave 2
" Yes "
 Sawyer,  Richard H. ~ n/a ~ unknown ~ n/a
~ ~ ~
Florida
unknown
January 26, 1944
Section H
Row 18
Grave 16
" Yes "
 Simon,  Albert ~ n/a ~ Egypt ~ n/a
Transport
Officer
District Of Columbia
Heart Attack
April 17, 1945
Section D
Row 1
Grave 13
" Yes "
 Smith,  William O. ~ n/a ~ Eritrea ~ n/a
Bulldozer
Operator
New Jersey
Assult
December 31, 1942
Section E
Row 10
Grave 13
" Yes "
 Webb,  Richard I. ~ n/a ~ unknown ~ n/a
~ ~ ~
Washington
unknown
September 1, 1945
Section G
Row 19
Grave 6
" Yes "
 Webster,  Howard D. ~ n/a ~ Iran ~
~ ~ ~
New York
unknown
December 9, 1942
Section G
Row 4
Grave 3
" Yes "
 Zebrack,  Simon ~ n/a ~ unknown ~
American
Red Cross
California
unknown
November 27, 1943
Section E
Row 7
Grave 3
" Yes "






      

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