Wyomingites

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 May ~ 2018 )

In Memory

     The following list was created in the memory of the brave men and women from Big Horn 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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Big Horn County had a total of:

" 34 "

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

( I'm 99.9% sure all from Big Horn 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:  " Big Horn 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 Big Horn 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.

= 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 Big Horn 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 "

  Adler,  Albert J.
          BS PH ~ Pacific ~ N/A
          " Family Link Included "

Staff
Sergeant
511th Parachute Infantry
11th Airborne Division
Army
Big Horn County
Died Of Wounds
February 6, 1945
Manila
American Cemetery
Philippines
" Yes "

  Asay,  Eugene F.
          PH ~ Pacific ~
          " Family Link Included "

Private
First Class
503rd Parachute Infantry
11th Airborne Division
Army
Big Horn County
Killed In Action
February 26, 1945
Lovell
Cemetery
Lovell, 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 "

  Bassett,  Clyde D.
          PH ~ Germany ~
          " Family Link Included "

Private
634th A.A.A.
Battalion
Army
Big Horn County
Line Of Duty
March 24, 1945
Henri-Chapelle
American Cemetery
Belgium
" Yes "

  Bond,  Edward R.
          PH ~ Europe ~

Private
Army
Big Horn County
Killed In Action
April 7, 1945
Ruhl Memorial
Cemetery
Greybull, 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 "

  Cole,  Walter
          PH ~ Pacific ~
          " Family Link Included "

Fireman
First Class
U.S.S. LST-749
Navy
Big Horn County
Lost At Sea
December 21, 1944
Manila
American Cemetery
Philippines
" Yes "
Cenotaph

  Collingwood,  Charles
          PH ~ unknown ~
          " Family Link Included "

Private
First Class
Army
Big Horn County
Killed In Action
1945
Shell
Cemetery
Shell, 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 "

  Dillon,  Warren
          PH ~ Pacific ~
          " Family Link Included "

Torpedoman's
Mate
Second Class
U.S.S. Swordfish
Navy
Lovell
Lost At Sea
January 12, 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 "

  Ewen,  Clinton W.
          PH ~ Germany ~
          " Family Link Included "

Flight
Officer
731st Bomber Squadron
452nd Bomber Group
Air Force
Big Horn County
Killed In Action
February 22, 1945
Lorraine
American Cemetery
France
" Yes "

Last Names starting with " F " ~ " 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 "

  Gwynn,  Callis C.
          PH ~ Pacific ~
          " Family Link Included "

Seaman
Second Class
U.S.S. Sigsbee
Navy
Big Horn County
Lost At Sea
April 14, 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 "

  Hartman,  Elmer
          PH ~ unknown ~

Captain
436th Fighter Squadron
Air Force
Big Horn County
Killed In Action
August 4, 1944
Riverview
Memorial Gardens
Worland, WY
" Yes "

  Hedrick,  Bert F.
          PH ~ France ~
          " Family Link Included "

Private
 First Class 
275th Infantry Regiment
70th Infantry Division
Army
Big Horn County
Killed In Action
March 11, 1945
Epinal
American Cemetery
France
" Yes "

  Hergenraeder,  Dave
          N/A ~ unknown ~ N/A

Staff
Sergeant
Army
Big Horn County
Line Of Duty
March 15, 1944
Lovell
Cemetery
Lovell, WY
" Yes "

  Hessenthaler,  Paul F.
          PH ~ Pacific ~
          " Family Link Included "

Seaman
First Class
U.S.S. Ralph Talbot
Navy
Big Horn County
Killed In Action
April 27, 1945
Lovell
Cemetery
Lovell, WY
" Yes "

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,  Irvin E.
          PH ~ Pacific ~
          " Family Link Included "

Seaman
Second Class
U.S.S. Enterprise
Navy
Big Horn County
Killed In Action
October 26, 1942
Manila
American Cemetery
Philippines
" Yes "
Cenotaph

  Jones,  Que D.
          AM PH ~ Italy ~
          " Family Link Included "

Second
Lieutenant
Air Force
Big Horn County
Killed In Action
April 28, 1944
Mountview
Cemetery
Billings, MT
" 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 "

  Karell,  Carl, Jr.
          SS POW PH ~ At Sea ~

Corporal
59th Coast Artillery
Army
Big Horn County
Died While POW
October 24, 1944
Manila
American Cemetery
Philippines
" Yes "

  Kimbro,  Eugene S.
          N/A ~ unknown ~
          " Family Link Included "

Staff
Sergeant
Army
Big Horn County
Line Of Duty
April 26, 1944
Mt. View
Cemetery
Basin, WY
" Yes "

  Kizzire,  William L.
          AM+ PH ~ Philippines ~
          " Family Link Included "

Captain
498th Bomber Squadron
345th Bomber Group
Air Force
Big Horn County
Missing In Action
November 27, 1943
Manila
American Cemetery
Philippines
" Yes "
Cenotaph

  Kocherhans,  John J.
          N/A ~ Virginia ~
          " Family Link Included "

Private
Army
Big Horn County
Line Of Duty
July 2, 1945
Lovell
Cemetery
Lovell, 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 "

  Lampman,  John D., Jr.
          AM+ PH ~ Europe ~
          " Family Link Included "

First
Lieutenant
86th Trans. Squadron
437th T.C. Group
Air Force
Big Horn County
Killed In Action
April 9, 1945
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 "

  Mangus,  LeGrand T.
          PH ~ France ~
          " Family Link Included "

Private
508th
Parachute Infantry

Army
Big Horn County
Died Of Wounds
June 7, 1944
Bountiful
Memorial Park
Bountiful, UT
" Yes "

  Maul,  Henry
          PH ~ France ~

Private
First Class
343rd F.A. Battalion
90th Infantry Division
Army
Big Horn County
Killed In Action
August 17, 1944
Brittany
American Cemetery
France
" Yes "

  Mayer,  Glen I.
          PH ~ Belgium ~
          " Family Link Included "

Private
735th Tank Battalion
Army
Big Horn County
Killed In Action
December 25, 1944
Mt. View
Cemetery
Basin, WY
" Yes "

  Mooney,  John C.
          N/A ~ Italy ~

Sergeant
20th Bomber Squadron
2nd Bomber Group
Air Force
Big Horn County
Line Of Duty
August 26, 1944
Sicily-Rome
American Cemetery
Italy
" Yes "

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

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 "

  Pease,  Bill
          PH ~ Germany ~

Private
First Class
Army
Big Horn County
Killed In Action
March, 1945
Lovell
Cemetery
Lovell, WY
" Yes "

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 "

  Rannells,  John L.
          PH ~ Germany ~
          " Family Link Included "

Technical
Sergeant
Army
Big Horn County
Line Of Duty
March 5, 1945
Hyattville
Cemetery
Hyattville, 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 "

  Scott,  Glendon L.
          PH ~ Pacific ~
          " Family Link Included "

Torpedoman's
Mate
Third Class
U.S.S. Grayling
Navy
Big Horn County
Missing In Action
September 9, 1943
Manila
American Cemetery
Philippines
" Yes "
Cenotaph

  Spens,  Charles W.
          PH ~ unknown ~
          " Family Link Included "

Sergeant
350th Infantry Regiment
Army
Big Horn County
Killed In Action
October 12, 1944
Burlington
Cemetery
Burlington, WY
" Yes "

  Steinbrink,  Earl Z.
          LOM PH ~ Pacific ~

Fireman
First Class
U.S.S. Scamp
Navy
Lovell
Missing In Action
December 21, 1944
Honolulu
Memorial
Honolulu, HI
" Yes "
Cenotaph

  Stevens,  Albert E.
          N/A ~ unknown ~

Private
First Class
Quartermaster Corps
Army
Big Horn County
Line Of Duty
March 11, 1943
Mt. View
Cemetery
Basin, 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 "

  Tippetts,  LeRoy T.
          N/A ~ unknown ~

Sergeant
420th Base Unit
Air Force
Big Horn County
Line Of Duty
May 12, 1945
Lovell
Cemetery
Lovell, WY
" 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 "

  Werbelow,  Louis C.
          N/A ~ Pacific ~
          " Family Link Included "

Yeoman
First Class
U.S.S. Monaghan
Navy
Big Horn County
Line Of Duty
December 18, 1944
Manila
American Cemetery
Philippines
" Yes "
Cenotaph

  Wiley,  Roy R.
          PH ~ Germany ~

Private
16th Infantry Regiment
1st Infantry Division
Army
Big Horn County
Killed In Action
November 18, 1944
Henri-Chapelle
American Cemetery
Belgium
" Yes "

  Winzenried,  Albert S.
          PH ~ Philippines ~
          " Family Link Included "

Private
First Class
129th Infantry Regiment
37th Infantry Division
Army
Big Horn County
Killed In Action
February 10, 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 )