Wyomingites

Gave Their All
 
WW II

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LAST UPDATE:

August 14, 2017

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.


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 )


     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.


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 "Volunteer" 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 ! "
" Eric Ackerman "  ~  For all his great research work " 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 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 ! "
" Tim Cook "
  ~  For his great help with the Army Air Force, locating burials, taking photos, and flight crew reports " For Soldiers & Sailors Nationwide ! "
" Steve S "  ~  " For his great photos in the Manila American Cemetery, Philippines "


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.

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.

            

Quick Link by first letter of Last Name for Big Horn County

( Those letters "not highlighted" in " blue " currently have no soldiers listed )

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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 "
 Adler, Albert J ~ BS PH ~ Pacific ~ n/a
Staff
Sergeant
511th Para Inf
11th Arbn Div
Army
Big Horn County, Wyoming
Died Of Wounds
Feb. 6, 1945
Manila
American Cemetery
Philippines
" Yes "
 Asay, Eugene F ~ PH ~ Pacific ~
Private
First Class
503rd Para Inf
11th Arbn Div
Army
Big Horn County, Wyoming
Killed In Action
Feb. 26, 1945
Lovell Cemetery
Lovell, Wyoming
" 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 "
 Bassett, Clyde D ~ PH ~ Europe ~
Private
634th AAA Bn
Army
Big Horn County, Wyoming
Line Of Duty
Mar. 24, 1945
Henri-Chapelle
American Cemetery
Belgium
" Yes "
 Bond, Edward R ~ PH ~ Europe ~
Private
Army
Big Horn County, Wyoming
Killed In Action
Apr. 7, 1945
Ruhl Memorial Cemetery
Greybull, Wyoming
" 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 "
 Cole, Walter ~ PH ~ Pacific ~
Fireman
First Class
U.S.S. LST-749
Navy
Big Horn County, Wyoming
Missing In Action
Dec. 21, 1944
Manila
American Cemetery
Philippines
" Yes "
Cenotaph
 Collingwood, Charles ~ PH ~ unknown ~
Private
First Class
Army
Big Horn County, Wyoming
Killed In Action
1945
Shell Cemetery
Shell, Wyoming
" 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 "
 Dillon, Warren ~ PH ~ Pacific ~
Torpedoman's
Mate
Second Class
U.S.S. Swordfish
Navy
Big Horn County, Wyoming
Missing In Action
Jan. 12, 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 "
 Ewen, Clinton Wesley ~ PH ~ Germany ~
Flight
Officer
731st Bmb Sqd
452nd Bmb Grp
Air Force
Big Horn County, Wyoming
Killed In Action
Feb. 22, 1945
Lorraine
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 "

Last Names starting with

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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 "
 Gwynn, Callis Child ~ PH ~ Pacific ~
Seaman
Second Class
U.S.S. Sigsbee
Navy
Big Horn County, Wyoming
Missing In Action
Apr. 14, 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 "
 Hartman, Elmer ~ PH ~ unknown ~
Captain
436th Ftr Sqd
Air Force
Big Horn County, Wyoming
Killed In Action
Aug. 4, 1944
Riverview Memorial Gardens
Worland, Wyoming
" Yes "
 Hedrick, Bert F ~ PH ~ France ~
Private
 First Class 
275th Inf Regt
70th Inf Div
Army
Big Horn County, Wyoming
Killed In Action
Mar. 11, 1945
Epinal
American Cemetery
France
" Yes "
 Hergenraeder, Dave ~ n/a ~ unknown ~ n/a
Staff
Sergeant
Army
Big Horn County, Wyoming
Line Of Duty
Mar. 15, 1944
Lovell Cemetery
Lovell, Wyoming
" Yes "
 Hessenthaler, Paul Freddie ~ PH ~ Pacific ~
Seaman
First Class
 U.S.S. Ralph Talbot 
Navy
Big Horn County, Wyoming
Killed In Action
Apr. 27, 1945
Lovell Cemetery
Lovell, Wyoming
" 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

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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, Irvin Eugene ~ PH ~ Pacific ~ n/a
Seaman
Second Class
U.S.S. Enterprise
Navy
Big Horn County, Wyoming
Killed In Action
Oct. 26, 1942
Manila
American Cemetery
Philippines
" Yes "
Cenotaph
 Jones, Que Dee ~ AM PH ~ Italy ~
Second
Lieutenant
Air Force
Big Horn County, Wyoming
Killed In Action
Apr. 28, 1944
Mountview Cemetery
Billings, Montana
" 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 "
 Karell, Carl, Jr ~ SS POW PH ~ At Sea ~ n/a
Corporal
59th Cst Arty
Army
Big Horn County, Wyoming
Died While POW
Oct. 24, 1944
Manila
American Cemetery
Philippines
" Yes "
 Kimbro, Eugene Sine ~ n/a ~ unknown ~
Staff
Sergeant
Army
Big Horn County, Wyoming
Line Of Duty
Apr. 26, 1944
Mt. View Cemetery
Basin, Wyoming
" Yes "
 Kizzire, William Lee ~ AM* PH ~ Philippines ~
Captain
498th Bmb Sqd
345th Bmb Grp
Air Force
Big Horn County, Wyoming
Missing In Action
Nov. 27, 1943
Manila
American Cemetery
Philippines
" Yes "
Cenotaph
 Kocherhans, John Jacob ~ n/a ~ Virginia ~
Private
Army
Big Horn County, Wyoming
Line Of Duty
Jul. 2, 1945
Lovell Cemetery
Lovell, Wyoming
" 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 "
 Lampman, John D, Jr ~ AM**** PH ~ Europe ~
First
Lieutenant
86th Trans Sqd
437th TC Grp
Air Force
Big Horn County, Wyoming
Killed In Action
Apr. 9, 1945
Ardennes
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 "
 Mangus, LeGrand Thompson ~ PH ~ France ~
Private
508th Para Inf
Army
Big Horn County, Wyoming
Died Of Wounds
Jun. 7, 1944
Bountiful Memorial Park
Bountiful, Utah
" Yes "
 Maul, Henry ~ PH ~ France ~
Private
First Class
343rd FA Bn
90th Inf Div
Army
Big Horn County, Wyoming
Killed In Action
Aug. 17, 1944
Brittany
American Cemetery
France
" Yes "
 Mayer, Glen I ~ PH ~ Belgium ~
Private
735th Tank Bn
Army
Big Horn County, Wyoming
Killed In Action
Dec. 25, 1944
Mt. View Cemetery
Basin, Wyoming
" Yes "
 Mooney, John C ~ n/a ~ unknown ~
Sergeant
20th Bmb Sqd
2nd Bmb Grp
Air Force
Big Horn County, Wyoming
Line Of Duty
Aug. 26, 1944
Sicily-Rome
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 "

Last Names starting with

" N " ~ 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

" O " ~ 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 "
 Pease, Bill ~ PH ~ Germany ~
Private
First Class
Army
Big Horn County, Wyoming
Killed In Action
Mar., 1945
Lovell Cemetery
Lovell, Wyoming
" 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

" 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 "
 Rannells, John Luman ~ PH ~ Germany ~
Technical
Sergeant
Army
Big Horn County, Wyoming
Line Of Duty
Mar. 5, 1945
Hyattville Cemetery
Hyattville, Wyoming
" 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 "
 Scott, Glendon LaMar ~ PH ~ Pacific ~ n/a
Torpedoman's
Mate
Third Class
U.S.S. Grayling
Navy
Big Horn County, Wyoming
Missing In Action
Sep. 9, 1943
Manila
American Cemetery
Philippines
" Yes "
Cenotaph
 Spens, Charles Wayne ~ PH ~ unknown ~
Sergeant
350th Inf Regt
Army
Big Horn County, Wyoming
Killed In Action
Oct. 12, 1944
Burlington Cemetery
Burlington, Wyoming
" Yes "
 Steinbrink, Earl Zundal ~ PH ~ Pacific ~
Fireman
First Class
U.S.S. Scamp
Navy
Big Horn County, Wyoming
Missing In Action
Dec. 21, 1944
Honolulu Memorial
Honolulu, Hawaii
" Yes "
Cenotaph
 Stevens, Albert E ~ n/a ~ unknown ~
Private
First Class
QM Corps
Army
Big Horn County, Wyoming
Line Of Duty
Mar. 11, 1943
Mt. View Cemetery
Basin, Wyoming
" 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 "
 Tippetts, LeRoy Thaxton ~ n/a ~ unknown ~
Sergeant
420th Base Unit
Air Force
Big Horn County, Wyoming
Line Of Duty
May 12, 1945
Lovell Cemetery
Lovell, Wyoming
" 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

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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 "
 Werbelow, Louis Carl ~ n/a ~ Pacific ~ n/a
Yeoman
First Class
U.S.S. Monaghan
Navy
Big Horn County, Wyoming
Line Of Duty
Dec. 18, 1944
Manila
American Cemetery
Philippines
" Yes "
Cenotaph
 Wiley, Roy R ~ PH ~ Germany ~
Private
16th Inf Regt
1st Inf Div
Army
Big Horn County, Wyoming
Killed In Action
Nov. 18, 1944
Henri-Chapelle
American Cemetery
Belgium
" Yes "
 Winzenried, Albert S ~ PH ~ Philippines ~
Private
First Class
129th Inf Regt
37th Inf Div
Army
Big Horn County, Wyoming
Killed In Action
Feb. 10, 1945
Manila
American Cemetery
Philippines
" 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

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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

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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 "

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Email any questions or comments to:
Russ Pickett