Wyomingites

Gave Their All
 
WW II

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( All weblinks within this document are highlighted in " Blue " including " Army and Marine Divisions " & " Naval and Merchant Marine Ships " )

LAST UPDATE:

September 24, 2017

In Memory

     The following list was created in the memory of the brave men and women from Big Horn County 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 )

Those Included:

Died during the war - December 7, 1941 through September 2, 1945

( Some others may have been included that died close to the war's end from wounds and/or disease )


     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 " ~ ( For meritorious achievement while participating in aerial flight and/or single acts of merit or heroism, or for meritorious service. )
AM*  =  An asterick is added for every additional "Air Medal" awarded.  ~  i.e. for three "Air Medals" it would show AM** with two astericks.
BS  =  Awarded the " Bronze Star " ~ ( 4th highest award for bravery, heroism or meritorious service )
BS*  =  An asterick is added for every additional "Bronze Star" awarded.  ~  i.e. For 2 "Bronze Star" it would show BS* with one astericks.
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 )
DSM = Awarded the " Distinguished Service Medal " ~ ( Awarded for Exceptionally meritorious service to the Government of the United States in a duty of great responsibility )
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 )
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 and/or killed in action )
PH*  =  An asterick is added for every additional "Purple Heart" awarded.  ~  i.e. for two "Purple Hearts" it would show PH* with one astericks.
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 )
SS*  =  An asterick is added for every additional "Silver Star" awarded.  ~  i.e. for two "Silver Stars" it would show SS* with one astericks.

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 or tablet listing only, remains not recovered or possibly interred somewhere else.

n/a ~ ( in awards field ) = not applicable

n/a ~ ( in photo field ) = not available

            

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
Military
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
 For Online 
Memorial
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" Yes "
 Adler,  Albert J. ~ BS PH ~ Pacific ~ n/a
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 ~
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 ~
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 ~
Fireman
First Class
U.S.S. LST-749
Navy
Big Horn County
Missing In Action
December 21, 1944
Manila
American Cemetery
Philippines
" Yes "
Cenotaph
 Collingwood,  Charles ~ PH ~ unknown ~
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
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" Yes "
 Dillon,  Warren ~ PH ~ Pacific ~
Torpedoman's
Mate
Second Class
U.S.S. Swordfish
Navy
Big Horn County
Missing In Action
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 ~
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 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
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   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
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" Yes "
 Gwynn,  Callis C. ~ PH ~ Pacific ~
Seaman
Second Class
U.S.S. Sigsbee
Navy
Big Horn County
Missing In Action
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 ~
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 ~
Seaman
First Class
 U.S.S. Ralph Talbot
Navy
Big Horn County
Killed In Action
April 27, 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
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" Yes "

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   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 ~ n/a
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 ~
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 ~ n/a
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 ~
Staff
Sergeant
Army
Big Horn County
Line Of Duty
April 26, 1944
Mt. View Cemetery
Basin, WY
" Yes "
 Kizzire,  William L. ~ AM* PH ~ Philippines ~
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 ~
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 ~
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 ~
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 ~
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 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
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   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
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Last Names starting with

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   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 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
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Last Names starting with

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   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 ~
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 ~ n/a
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 ~
Sergeant
350th Infantry Regiment
Army
Big Horn County
Killed In Action
October 12, 1944
Burlington
Cemetery
Burlington, WY
" Yes "
 Steinbrink,  Earl Z. ~ PH ~ Pacific ~
Fireman
First Class
U.S.S. Scamp
Navy
Big Horn County
Missing In Action
December 21, 1944
Honolulu Memorial
Honolulu, HI
" Yes "
Cenotaph
 Stevens,  Albert E. ~ n/a ~ unknown ~
Private
First Class
QM 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 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
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Last Names starting with

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   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
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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 ~ n/a
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 ~
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 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
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Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
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Memorial
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Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
 For Online 
Memorial
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Email any questions or comments to:
Russ Pickett