~Last update 9/5/2021

Military Involvement

 

Servicemen - B surnames KIA POW DNB Pic/s
Baker, Louis Herbert X      
Barber, William R. X      
Bark, Allen J. X      
Barnes, Harry Edward Jr.        
Berding, Alvin L. X      
Bitker, Melvin Charles DOW      
Boekeloo, Laurence L. X      
Boysen, Jack Carsten     X  
Brough, Marcus Stephen Jr. X      
Brown, Donald Joseph X      
Bruggenwirth, Edward H. X      
Bunce, Clyde Clayton X      
Burke, Donald T. X      
Burke, John E. X      
Busch, LaVerne Perry     X X
Byers, David Walter     X  

James Robert Bethel was born Aug. 12, 1916 to Willis Vernon and Pearl Boothby Bethel. He died May 5, 2003 and is buried in Clinton Lawn Cemetery, Clinton, IA.

James served in World War II with the U.S. Navy.

Source: ancestry.com


Norman Carl Bicknese was born Apr. 29, 1921 to Carl and Violet Amber Willey Bicknese. He died July 9, 1945 and is buried in Saint Pauls Cemetery, Wheatland, IA.

Ens. Bicknese served in World War II with the U.S. Navy and died while on leave from the Los Alamitos Naval Air Station in California.

Source: ancestry.com


Richard Ervin Birdsley was born May 18, 1916 to Samuel R. and Goldie E. Holdren Birdsley. He died Nov. 13, 1942 is memorialized at the Walls of the Missing, Manila American Cemetery, Taguig City, Philippines.

Petty Officer Birdsley served in World War II with the U.S. Navy and was MIA/KIA aboard the USS Barton (DD-599) in the participation in the Third Battle of Savo Island and became MIA/KIA.

Source: ancestry.com


William Lewis Booth was born Nov. 10, 1916 to Roy and Ivy G. Curl Booth. He died Mar. 15, 1943 (at sea) and has a cenotaph in Springdale Cemetery, Clinton, IA. He is memorialized at the Walls of the Missing, Manila American Cemetery, Taguig City, Philippines.

Chief Petty Officer Booth served in World War II with the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Triton (SS-201). He was awarded the Purple Heart.

Sources: abmc.gov; oneternalpatrol


Everett Edwin Bruggenwirth was born July 24, 1903 to Franz and Anna Schnepel Bruggenwirth. He died Mar. 7, 1945 and is buried in Clinton Lawn Cemetery, Clinton, IA.

Chief Petty Officer Bruggenwirth served in World War II with the U.S. Navy and was KIA as the result of a mine explosion while in the service of his country in the South Pacific.

Source: ancestry.com


Donald James Burlingame was born Oct. 28, 1922 to Benjamin Franklin and Anna N. Bohn Burlingame. He died Aug. 17, 1943.

Petty Officer Burlingame served in World War II with the U.S. Navy aboard the USS PC 551 and was KIA in the performance of his duties and in the service of his country in the Mediterranean Area.

Source: ancestry.com



ServiceMen Research done by WWII Researcher, Pat Holt Juon, Mar 2019; updated Jun & Aug 2020 & Sep 2021

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