Connecticuters

Gave Their All
 
WW II

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Completed

All weblinks within this document are " BLUE "

INCLUDING:   Ships, Army Divisions, and Marine Divisions !

LAST UPDATE:

December 4, 2019

( Originally created January ~ 2018 )

In Memory

     The following list was created in the memory of the brave men and women from " Albany County, Wyoming " 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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Albany County had a total of:

" 43 "

Soldiers, Sailors & Merchant Marines who "Gave Their All" during World War II

( I'm 99.9% sure all from Albany County are included )

Information was used from the following link for the " Army & Air Force " at National Archives for this report:

Click Here for Archive Report:  " Albany County, Wyoming "

"Multiple" links at the National Archives were used for the " Navy & Coast Guard " for this report.

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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 " Albany 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 "Volunteer" 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 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.

" Cause Of Death " ~ Color Coding:
      " RED " = Died during Battle.
      " MAROON " = Died of a "non-battle" related incident.

= 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 )

            

Quick Link by first letter of Last Name for Albany County

( Those letters " highlighted " in " Maroon " had no soldiers to list )

A ] - B ] - C ] - D ] - E ] - F ]

G ] - H ] - I ] - J ] - K ] - L ]

M ] - N ] - O ] - P ] - Q ] - R ]

S ] - T ] - U ] - V ] - W ] - X ] - Y ] - Z ]

   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 "

  Amundson,  Gordon D.
          PH ~ France ~

First
Lieutenant
47th Infantry Regiment
9th Infantry Division
Army
Albany County
Killed In Action
August 2, 1944
Greenhill
Cemetery
Laramie, WY
" Yes "

  Anderson,  Noble G.
          PH ~ Pacific ~
          " Family Link Included "

Water Tender
First Class
U.S.S. Longshaw
Navy
Albany County
Missing In Action
May 18, 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 "

  Ball,  Herbert H.
          POW PH ~ Japan ~ N/A

First
Lieutenant
Air Force
Albany County
Died While POW
January 30, 1945
Yokohama
Cremation Memorial
Yokohama, Japan
" Yes "
Cenotaph

  Barfuss,  Floyd S.
          PH ~ France ~

First
Lieutenant
704th Tank
Destroyer Battalion
Army
Albany County
Killed In Action
September 13, 1944
Lorraine
American Cemetery
France
" Yes "

  Bellew,  Robert B.
          PH ~ France ~
          " Family Link Included "

Staff
Sergeant
357th Infantry Regiment
90th Infantry Division
Army
Albany County
Killed In Action
June 14, 1944
Normandy
American Cemetery
France
" Yes "

  Bennett,  Charles M.
          N/A ~ England ~

Private
877th Airborne
Engineer Battalion
Army
Albany County
Line Of Duty
April 14, 1944
Cambridge
American Cemetery
England
" Yes "

  Bergstrom,  Ernest T.
          PH ~ Luzon ~ N/A

Private
First Class
35th Infantry Regiment
25th Infantry Division
Army
Albany County
Killed In Action
May 7, 1945
Manila
American Cemetery
Philippines
" Yes "

  Breazeale,  Doyle W.
          PH ~ Pacific ~

Aviation
Machinist's Mate
Second Class
U.S.S. Randolph
Navy
Albany County
Killed In Action
March 11, 1945
Greenhill
Cemetery
Laramie, WY
" 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 "

  Chorzelski,  Michel
          DFC AM PH ~ Romania ~

Flight
Officer
66th Bomber Squadron
44th Bomber Group
Air Force
Albany County
Killed In Action
August 1, 1943
Golden Gate
National Cemetery
San Bruno, CA
" 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 "

  DeLoney,  Burton
          PH ~ France ~

Second
Lieutenant
242nd Infantry Regiment
42nd Infantry Division
Army
Albany County
Killed In Action
January 9, 1945
Evanston City
Cemetery
Evanston, WY
" Yes "

Last Names starting with " E " ~ " 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 "

  Fisher,  Delbert R.
          PH ~ Pearl Harbor ~

Seaman
First Class
U.S.S. Arizona
Navy
Albany County
Missing In Action
December 7, 1941
Honolulu
Memorial
Honolulu, HI
" Yes "
Cenotaph

  Fry,  Raymond L.
          N/A ~ unknown ~

Private
6th Cst Arty
Army
Albany County
Line Of Duty
December 11, 1941
Golden Gate
National Cemetery
San Bruno, CA
" 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 "

  Garnick,  Everett W.
          N/A ~ Tunisia ~ N/A

Private
3270th Ord Co
Army
Albany County
Line Of Duty
May 20, 1944
North Africa
American Cemetery
Tunisia
" 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 "

  Hamblin,  Len S.
          AM PH ~ Pelelieu ~ N/A

Ensign
Fighting Sqd 15
Navy
Albany County
Missing In Action
September 8, 1944
Manila
American Cemetery
Philippines
" Yes "
Cenotaph

  Hanson,  George
          PH ~ Pearl Harbor ~

Machinist's
Mate
First Class
U.S.S. Oklahoma
Navy
Albany County
Missing In Action
December 7, 1941
Honolulu
Memorial
Honolulu, HI
" Yes "
Cenotaph

  Hazlett,  Stanley V.
          N/A ~ England ~

Second
Lieutenant
Army
Albany County
Line Of Duty
October 10, 1944
Grandview
Cemetery
Fort Collins, CO
" Yes "

  Hostettler,  Arthur S.
          AM PH ~ Europe ~

Captain
367th Bomber Squadron
306th Bomber Group
Air Force
Albany County
Killed In Action
September 12, 1944
Cambridge
American Cemetery
England
" Yes "

  Hushman,  George W.
          N/A ~ Pelelieu ~ N/A

Machinist's
Mate
Second Class
Navy
Albany County
Line Of Duty
November 21, 1943
Manila
American Cemetery
Philippines
" Yes "

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

Last Names starting with " J " ~ " 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 "

  Kelly,  Harvey W.
          PH ~ Germany ~

Private
First Class
413th Infantry Regiment
104th Infantry Division
Army
Albany County
Killed In Action
November 11, 1944
Fort McPherson
National Cemetery
Maxwell, NE
" Yes "

  King,  Arnold T.
          N/A ~ Arizona ~

First
Lieutenant
Air Force
Albany County
Line Of Duty
October 2, 1941
Greenhill
Cemetery
Laramie, WY
" Yes "

  Koch,  Conrad
          N/A ~ Texas ~

First
Lieutenant
Air Force
Albany County
Line Of Duty
March 12, 1945
Greenhill
Cemetery
Laramie, WY
" 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 "

  Larsen,  Donald L.
          PH ~ Europe ~ N/A

Private
102nd Cav
Recon Sqd
Army
Albany County
Killed In Action
June 17, 1944
Brittany
American Cemetery
France
" Yes "

  Logan,  John E.
          N/A ~ Germany ~

Technician
First Grade
61st Sig Bn
Army
Albany County
Line Of Duty
May 29, 1945
Riverview
Cemetery
Green River, WY
" 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 "

  Maese,  Floyd A.
          PH ~ Europe ~ N/A

Private
506th Para Inf
101st Arbn Div
Army
Albany County
Killed In Action
October 7, 1944
Beth El
Cemetery
Cheyenne, WY
" Yes "

  Matson,  Sigurd M.
          AM PH ~ Europe ~

Major
43rd Trp
Carr Sqd
Air Force
Albany County
Killed In Action
March 24, 1945
Greenhill
Cemetery
Laramie, WY
" Yes "

  Morrow,  William C.
          DSC PH ~ Italy ~

Major
30th Infantry Regiment
3rd Infantry Division
Army
Albany County
Killed In Action
August 8, 1943
Sicily-Rome
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 "

  Newcomb,  Arthur O.
          PH ~ Germany ~

Captain
22nd Infantry Regiment
4th Infantry Division
Army
Albany County
Killed In Action
February 8, 1945
Greenhill
Cemetery
Laramie, WY
" Yes "

  Niederjohn,  Marvin G.
          AM PH ~ Austria ~

Second
Lieutenant
721st Bomber Squadron
450th Bomber Group
Air Force
Albany County
Killed In Action
October 17, 1944
Jefferson Barracks
National Cemetery
Lemay, MO
" Yes "

Last Names starting with " O " ~ " 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 "

  Pingitzer,  Joe
          PH ~ Burma ~

Private
First Class
124th Cav Regt
56th Cav Brig
Army
Albany County
Killed In Action
February 2, 1945
Greenhill
Cemetery
Laramie, WY
" Yes "

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

Last Names starting with " R " ~ " 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 "

  Salisbury,  Irvin C.
          N/A ~ Atlantic ~

Second
Lieutenant
Air Force
Albany County
Line Of Duty
April 9, 1944
East Coast
Memorial
Manhattan, NY
" Yes "
Cenotaph

  Sarchet,  Calvin V.
          PH ~ Okinawa ~

Corporal
4th Mar Regt
6th Mar Div
Marines
Albany County
Killed In Action
June 5, 1945
National
Memorial Cemetery
Honolulu, HI
" Yes "

  Scott,  Robert M.
          BS PH ~ Netherlands ~

Private
First Class
376th FA Bn
82nd Arbn Div
Army
Albany County
Killed In Action
September 20, 1944
Netherlands
American Cemetery
Netherlands
" Yes "

  Simonson,  Donald W.
          AM PH ~ Japan ~

Second
Lieutenant
792nd Bomber Squadron
468th Bomber Group
Air Force
Albany County
Killed In Action
June 16, 1944
Jefferson Barracks
National Cemetery
Lemay, MO
" Yes "

  Strouts,  Arthur J.
          PH ~ Philippines ~

Technician
Fifth Grade
126th FA Bn
Army
Albany County
Killed In Action
March 4, 1945
Greenhill
Cemetery
Laramie, WY
" Yes "

  Sureson,  James A.
          AM PH ~ Pacific ~

First
Lieutenant
6th Ftr Sqd
18th Ftr Grp
Air Force
Albany County
Missing In Action
October 4, 1942
Honolulu
Memorial
Honolulu, HI
" Yes "
Cenotaph

  Syler,  Raymus M.
          PH ~ Belgium ~

Technician
Fifth Grade
108th FA Bn
28th Infantry Division
Army
Albany County
Killed In Action
November 6, 1944
Ardennes
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 "

  Theisen,  Raymond G.
          AM PH ~ Holland ~ N/A

Sergeant
705th Bomber Squadron
446th Bomber Group
Air Force
Albany County
Killed In Action
April 5, 1945
" Unknown "
" Yes "

  Thero,  Charles E.
          N/A ~ New Guinea ~

    Brother of:  Karl ~ ( below )

Private
128th Infantry Regiment
32nd Infantry Division
Army
Albany County
Line Of Duty
September 19, 1942
National
Memorial Cemetery
Honolulu, HI
" Yes "

  Thero,  Karl E.
          PH ~ Saipan ~

    Brother of:  Charles ~ ( above )

Private
First Class
106th Infantry Regiment
27th Infantry Division
Army
Albany County
Killed In Action
June 24, 1944
National
Memorial Cemetery
Honolulu, HI
" Yes "

Last Names starting with " U " ~ " 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 "

  Van Waning,  Irwin H.
          PH ~ unknown ~

Private
First Class
160th Infantry Regiment
Army
Albany County
Killed In Action
March 24, 1945
Fort McPherson
National Cemetery
Maxwell, NE
" 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 "

  Werner,  Joseph W.
          PH ~ Philippines ~ N/A

Private
First Class
149th Infantry Regiment
38th Infantry Division
Army
Albany County
Died Of Wounds
March 1, 1945
Manila
American Cemetery
Philippines
" 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 ! "

            

Email any questions or comments to:

Russ Pickett

( russpickde@comcast.net )