Decatur County World War II Casualties


This is not to replace the information available at WWII Causalities 1941-1945, but to add additional and supporting information.

SurnameFirst NameBornDiedID No.RankBranchCauseLocationIntermentAwardedDetails
BennettLuther Marion04 Aug 192006 Oct 194437684842PVTUS ArmyKIANetherlandsLeon Cemetery, LeonPurple Heartborn in High Point, s/o Luther J Bennett and Goldie Phipps, h/o Lelah Amanda Webster, f/o Kay and Robert.
BiddisonCharles Lawrence19 Aug 192330 Jul 19456540921SNUS NavyMIAWaters off Guam, Philippine SeaTablets of the Missing at Manila American Cemetery, Manila, PhilippinesPurple HeartUSS Indianapolis (CA-35); born in Decatur County, Iowa. His family was later living in Kendrick, Latah county, Idaho.
BlackBernard S10 Jan 1946O-8662852nd LTUS Army Air CorpsMIATablets of the Missing at Honolulu Memorial, Honolulu, HawaiiAir Medal, Purple Heart497th Bomber Group, Very Heavy, 869th Bomber Squadron
BlakeGeorge R Jr28 Aug 19446824865Tech SGTUS ArmyKIAPlot A Row 16 Grave 44, Normandy American Cemetery, Colleville-sur-Mer, FrancePurple HeartAttached to 79th Infantry Division, 315th Infantry Regiment.
BrammerCharles M37194383PVTUS ArmyKIAPurple Heart
CarrAdrian B 16 Jan 191316 Nov 1944 37190104PVT US ArmyKIA Plot B Row 17 Grave 3, Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery, Henri-Chapelle, Belgium Purple Heart104th Infantry Division, 415th Infantry Regiment
CarterLeon L 17169515SSGT US ArmyFOD Purple Heart
ClarkHenry E37681812PVTUS ArmyKIAPurple Heart
CollinsWilliam DO-6936351st LTUS ArmyKIAPurple Heart
CoontzCharles B37197955PVTUS ArmyKIAPurple Heart
CooperGeorge A37681811PVTUS ArmyKIAPurple Heart
CoxDavid M37111494PVTUS ArmyKIAPurple Heart
CracraftCharles C37190120PVTUS ArmyKIAPurple Heart
CraigEdwin O07 Jul 194437190140SGTUS ArmyKIAPlot D Row 19 Grave 36, Normandy American Cemetery, Colleville-sur-Mer, FrancePurple Heart90th Infantry Division, 357th Infantry Regiment
DuffieldJames H37683540PVTUS ArmyKIAPurple Heart
FrielRichard G37735499PVTUS ArmyKIAPurple Heart
FritsRichard Y37697896TECH5US ArmyDNB
GlazebrookRalph V37421345PVTUS ArmyDNB
GordenKenneth L15 Mar 192529 Nov 194437692772PVTUS ArmyKIAPlot A Row 16 Grave 30, Netherlands American Cemetery, Margraten, NetherlandsPurple Heart84th Infantry Division, 335th Infantry Regiment
GordenPaul E37047469SSGTUS ArmyDNB
HamiltonCharles A17003753TECH4US ArmyKIAPurple Heart
HarrymanDayton L37735054PVTUS ArmyKIAPurple Heart
HullingerArgil E17153182AVN CadetUS ArmyDNB
JacksonRobert L09 Oct 194437683261PVTUS ArmyKIAPlot B Row 41 Grave 29, Epinal American Cemetery, Epinal, France.Purple Heart3rd Infantry Division, 30th Infantry Regiment
JohnstonJames F37678886PVTUS ArmyKIAPurple Heart
KelleyWilliam LO-6606492nd LTUS ArmyDNB
KirkpatrickC N17068506SSGTUS ArmyKIAPurple Heart
LeversonNorman L37683260PVTUS ArmyDNB
LovettKenneth A37440581PVTUS ArmyKIAPurple Heart
MarquisWade B37043855PVTUS ArmyDNB
MaturaJoseph J26 Aug 194437019410TECH5US ArmyDNBPlot N Row 14 Grave 153, Manila American Cemetery, Manila, Philippines6th Infantry Division, 1st Infantry Regiment
McKeeFred V16 Oct 194439683482PVTUS ArmyKIAPlot B Row 10 Grave 6, Florence American Cemetery, Florence, ItalyPurple Heart91st Infantry Division, 361st Infantry Regiment
NaumanRussell E09 Oct 191121 Dec 194437151671PVTUS ArmyKIAGermanyPlot C Row 19 Grave 16, Netherlands American Cemetery, Margraten, NetherlandsPurple Heart5th Armored Division, 46th Infantry Battalion; born in Pleasant, Union County, Iowa. He was later living in Decatur county, Iowa, h/o Nellie E Nauman, s/o Larry
NorrisElmer L11 Sep 191012 Mar 194537200517PVTUS ArmyKIAPlot D Row 12 Grave 21, Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery, Henri-Chapelle, BelgiumPurple Heart9th Infantry Division, 39th Infantry Regiment
OsenbaughJefferson11 Jun 194437189147PVTUS ArmyKIAPlot C Row 10 Grave 42, Normandy American Cemetery, Colleville-sur-Mer, FrancePurple Heart90th Infantry Division, 358th Infantry Regiment
OuthouseEarl C14 Dec 191309 May 19456823435PVTUS ArmyPlot E Row 6 Grave 9, Netherlands American Cemetery, Margraten, Netherlands2nd Armored Division, 41st Infantry Battalion
PenceJohn Wallace16 Oct 192007 Dec 19413243025PO3US NavyMIAPearl Harbor, HawaiiTablets of the Missing at Honolulu Memorial, Honolulu, HawaiiPurple HeartRadioman Third Class, USS Tracy; was on the USS Pennsylvania when he was lost during the attack. He had some family connections to the area of Garden Grove.
SchuldtGale Morris11 Nov 191516 Nov 19436207310SNUS NavyMIASouth of Chuuk Atoll, Central PacificTablets of the Missing, Honolulu Memorial, Hawaii.Purple HeartLost at sea, Probably sunk by Japanese submarine I-176; born at Norwalk, IA.
WebsterPaul Eugene17 Mar 192214 Aug 194413106604Tech SGTUS Army Air CorpsKIAIndiaGarden Grove Cemetery, Garden GroveAir Medal, Purple HeartFlight Engineer, 10th Air Force, 7th Bombardment Group, 9th Bombardment Squadron. He was on the crew of B-24J #42-73315 when on August 14, 1944 they departed their base in Kurmitola India to fly fuel and supplies over the Himalayas to US Army Air Forces based in Liuchow China. Their plane crashed immediately after takeoff, killing all aboard.

Transcribed and contributed to Decatur County IAGenWeb by Conni McDaniel Hall, 02 Feb 2021.
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