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 Uinta 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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Uinta County had a total of:

" 17 "

Soldiers and Sailors who "Gave Their All" during World War II

( I'm 99.9% sure all from Uinta 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:  " Uinta 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 Uinta 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 )

PH = Awarded the " Purple Heart " ~ ( Awarded for being wounded in action. )

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. )

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 )

            

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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 "

  Dahlman, Raymond
          PUC PH ~ France, D-Day ~

Private
741st
Tank Battalion

Army
Uinta County
Missing In Action
June 6, 1944
Normandy
American Cemetery
France
" Yes "
 

  Field, Ernest R.
          BS PH ~ Italy ~
          " Family Link Included "

    Brother of:
    SSgt. Donald D. Field
    ( Resided in California )

Private
142nd Infantry Regiment
36th Infantry Division
Army
Uinta County
Missing In Action
February 5, 1944
Florence
American Cemetery
Italy
" Yes "
Cenotaph

  Fillin, Victor J., Jr.
          PH ~ France ~
          " Family Link Included "

First
Lieutenant
23rd Infantry Regiment
2nd Infantry Division
Army
Uinta County
Died Of Wounds
June 20, 1944
Normandy
American Cemetery
France
" Yes "
 

  Greene, John J.
          PH ~ France ~

Private
First Class
8th Infantry Regiment
4th Infantry Division
Army
Uinta County
Killed In Action
July 15, 1944
Golden Gate
National Cemetery
San Bruno, CA
" Yes "
 

  Hartzell, Glenn M.
          PH ~ Italy ~
          " Family Link Included "

Private
6th Armored Infantry
1st Armored Division
Army
Uinta County
Killed In Action
September 30, 1944
Evanston City
Cemetery
Evanston, WY
" Yes "

  Hinshaw, Knoble G.
          N/A ~ unknown ~
          " Family Link Included "

Seaman
First Class
Navy
Uinta County
Line Of Duty
October 11, 1943
Evanston City
Cemetery
Evanston, WY
" Yes "
 

  Jacobsen, Arnold T.
          PH ~ Italy ~
          " Family Link Included "

Private
247th Infantry Regiment
70th Infantry Division
Army
Uinta County
Killed In Action
February 25, 1945
Fort Bridger
Cemetery
Fort Bridger, WY
" Yes "
 

  Lester, Merle E.
          PH ~ France ~
          " Family Link Included "

Private
First Class
38th Infantry Regiment
2nd Infantry Division
Army
Uinta County
Killed In Action
August 23, 1944
Brittany
American Cemetery
France
" Yes "
 

  Marshall, Jesse J.
          POW PH ~ Philippines ~
          " Family Link Included "

Private
34th Pursuit Squadron
24th Pursuit Group
Air Force
Uinta County
Died While POW
July 12, 1942
National
Memorial Cemetery
Honolulu, HI
" Yes "

  Martin, William B.
          PH ~ Philippines ~

Sergeant
160th Infantry Regiment
41st Infantry Division
Army
Uinta County
Killed In Action
February 13, 1945
Evanston City
Cemetery
Evanston, WY
" Yes "

  McDonald, James J.
          PH ~ Pacific ~
          " Family Link Included "

Seaman
First Class
U.S.S. Mississippi
Navy
Uinta County
Killed In Action
January 9, 1945
Manila
American Cemetery
Philippines
" Yes "
Cenotaph

  McPhie, Andrew "Frank"
          AM PH ~ Romania ~
          " Family Link Included "

Second
Lieutenant
96th Fighter Squadron
82nd Fighter Group
Air Force
Uinta County
Killed In Action
July 22, 1944
Evanston City
Cemetery
Evanston, WY
" Yes "

  Megeath, Harold C.
          PH ~ Philippines ~
          " Family Link Included "

Private
511th
Parachute Infantry

Army
Uinta County
Killed In Action
March 13, 1945
Evanston City
Cemetery
Evanston, WY
" Yes "
 

  Powers, Garland R.
          N/A ~ unknown ~

Private
3452nd Ordnance
MAM Company
Army
Uinta County
Line Of Duty
July 15, 1945
Valley View
Cemetery
Torrington, WY
" Yes "
 

  Smith, David M.
          N/A ~ unknown ~
          " Family Link Included "

Staff
Sergeant
Army
Uinta County
Line Of Duty
February 28, 1943
Evanston City
Cemetery
Evanston, WY
" Yes "

  Stevenson, Joseph F.
          AM PH ~ Indonesia ~
          " Family Link Included "

First
Lieutenant
370th Bomber Squadron
307th Bomber Group
Air Force
Uinta County
Killed In Action
October 3, 1944
Jefferson Barrack's
National Cemetery
Lemay, MO
" Yes "
 

  Wardle, Charles A.
          AM+ ~ England ~
          " Family Link Included "

Second
Lieutenant
551st Bomber Squadron
385th Bomber Group
Air Force
Uinta County
Killed In Action
September 26, 1943
Cambridge
American Cemetery
England
" Yes "

            

Email any questions or comments to:

Russ Pickett

( russpickde@comcast.net )