ADAMS COUNTY, Iowa

 

WORLD WAR II VETERANS

WHO PAID THE SUPREME SACRIFICE

December 07, 1941 ~ December 31, 1946

 

He is gone but not forgotten

And as dawns another year,

In our lonely hearts of thinking,

Thoughts of him are always near.

Days of sadness will come o’er us,

Friends may think the wound is healed.

But they little know the sorrow

This is in our hearts, concealed.

 

~ Adams County Free Press, Thursday, March 6, 1947, Page 7.

 

Search on this website for these Roll of Honor Servicemen individual pages. See the link below:
Serviceman Surname Index link


 
A
 

Agnew, Pfc. Wayne B.

U. S. Army Eng., Transportation Corps

Accidental gunshot Dec. 5, 1944, France

Son of Mr.& Mrs. Floyd Lee Agnew

Corning IA

 

Allen, Sgt. Delmah Eugene

U. S. Army

K.I.A. May 3, 1945, Germany

Son of Mr. & Mrs. Ben E. Allen

State Historical Society of Iowa’s List

wwiimemorial.com/registry/wardept

Ambrose, Pfc. Amos Herman

U. S. Army, 18th Inf., 1st Inf, Divison

K.I.A. Oct. 8, 1944, Belgium

Son of Mr. & Mrs. William Ambrose

Lenox IA

Wife, Mrs. Doris Wray Ambrose Siroube

Cedar Falls IA

   
 
B
 

Bauer, Pfc. Emil Eugene “Gene”

U. S. Army, Co. B, 82nd Paratrooper Inf.

K.I.A. Dec. 20, 1944, Belgium

Son of M/M Fred Bauer Jr., Corning IA

 

Berry, Pfc. Don Stillman

MIA Nov. 12, 1944, Thionville, France

Declared deceased Dec. 15, 1944

Son of late Mr. & Mrs. Geo. W. Berry

Corning IA

Bickford, 1st Lt. Russell E.

U. S. Army Air Force

484th Squadron, 505th Bomb Group

M.I.A. May 26, 1945 over Tokyo

Declared deceased June, 1946

Wife, Mrs. Lois J. Bickford

Corning IA

 

Blazek,  Sgt. Roy Joseph

U. S. 3rd Army, 6th Armored Tank Div.

K.I.A.

Son of Mr. & Mrs. George Blazek

Adams Co. Free Press, May 23, 1946, p.1

Bridgeman, Sgt. Francis J.

U. S. Army, 168th Inf., 34th Inf. Division

K.I.A. March 29, 1943, North Africa

Son of Mr. James Bridgeman

Prescott IA

   
 
C
 

Colgan, Sgt. Hugh Dennis

U. S. Army, 1st Field Artillery

Wounded Dec. 26, 1944, Leyte Island

Died of wounds Feb. 14, 1945

Son of Mrs. Hugh Colgan, Creston IA

 

Coons, MMM 1/C Edgar LeRoy

U. S. Naval Reserves

Died of jaundice July 1, 1944, England

Son of Mr. & Mrs. Aldo Coons, Corning

Interred Keokuk Nat’l Cem., Keokuk IA

Body returned July, 1948

Cooney, ARM 1/C Manford “Lyle”

U.S. Navy

KIA Jan. 15, 1945, Pacific

Son of Mr. & Mrs. Harry A. Cooney

R.F.D., Nodaway IA

 

Corbin, Cpl. Bernard L.

U. S. Army

K.I.A. Aug. 08, 1944, France

Son of Mrs. Edith Corbin

Portland OR, formerly of Mt. Etna IA

Cotter, TSgt. Francis L.

U. S. 7th Army

K.I.A. Oct. 27, 1944, France

Son of Mr. & Mrs. Louis Cotter

Corning IA

 

Cotter, 2nd Lt. Leo V.

U. S. Army Air Force

Bombardier

Lost in crash AT-11, Dec. 3, 1942

Son of Mr. Ed T. Cotter, Corning IA

 
D
 

Davis, S 1/C Joseph Simpson

U. S. Navy aboard USS Houston, sank

MIA March 1, 1942, Soenda Straits

Declared deceased Jan., 1946

Son of Mr. & Mrs. Francis Marion Davis

R.F.D. 2, Corning IA

 

Dicks, Pfc. Russell Elwood

U. S. Marine Corps, Third Marine Div.

K.I.A. March 10, 1945, Iwo Jima

Son of Mr. & Mrs. Elwood E. Dicks

R.F.D. 1, Carbon IA

DeVore, Seaman 1/C Ralph Wayne

U. S. Navy Reserves, aircraft carrier

Died of wounds, May, 1945, Pacific

Son of Mr. & Mrs. Guy DeVore

R.F.D. Corning IA

Wife, Mrs. Ruth DeVore, Loveland CO

 

Dewees, Pfc. Ernest Laverne

U. S. Army, 168th Infantry

K.I.A. May 3, 1944, North Africa

Son of Mr. & Mrs. Charles Dewees

Corning IA

 
E
 

Eckels, Pfc. Donald Dean

U. S. Army, Headquarter Co., 2nd BN

506 Parachute Infantry

K.I.A. June 6, 1944, Normandy, France

Son of Mr. & Mrs. Warren E. Eckels

Grant Twp., Adams Co., IA

   
 
F
 

Figgins, Water Tender 2/C Harley Dean

U. S. Naval Reserves

K.I.A. aboard USS Indianapolis (CA-35)

Torpedoed July 30, 1945, Pacific

Son of Mr. Herman D. Figgins

R.F.D. 2, Corning IA

   
 
G
 

Goodvin, SSgt. Virgil Watson

U. S. 6th  Army Infantry, Co. I

W.I.A. Jan. 25, 1945, Luzon, Philippines

Died of wounds Jan. 25, 1945 in hospital

Son of Mr. & Mrs. Harry Goodwin

Corning IA

 

Gravett, SSgt. Cecil Rex

U. S. 3rd Army, Co. F 137th Inf., 35th Div.

K.I.A. Aug. 25, 1944, Souppe, France

Son of Mr. & Mrs. Joseph C. Gravett

R.F.D. Nevinville, IA

Gray, SSgt. Russell Lester

U. S. Army

M.I.A./K.I.A. May 21, 1944, Italy

Son of Mr. Johnnie Gray

Corning IA

   
 
H
 

Hann, Pfc. Joseph M.

U. S. Army

K.I.A.

U.S. Army & Air Force Casualties, Iowa

State Historical Society of Iowa’s List

wwiimemorial.com/registry/wardept

 

Hermanson, Emil G.

K.I.A.

State Historical Society of Iowa’s List

Adams Co. Free Press, May 23, 1946, p.1

Hickman, Pfc. Kenneth L.

U. S. 1st Army

KIA April 11, 1945 near Seega, Germany

Son of Mr. & Mrs. Loten Hickman

Mt. Etna IA

 

Huston, SSgt. William Howard

U. S. Army, 634 T. D. BN

Killed in training, Oct. 7, 1944

State Historical Society of Iowa’s List

wwiimemorial.com/registry/wardept

 
J
 

Jeremins, 2nd Lt. Albert M.

U. S. Army Air Force, 567th BS

389th Bomb Group

MIA Aug. 5, 1944 over Brunswick, Germ.

Declared deceased

State Historical Society of Iowa’s List

 

Jones, Lt. Ernie

U. S. Army Air Force

K.I.A. Feb. 1945, South Pacific

Wife, Mrs. Ernie Jones

Logan IA

State Historical Society of Iowa’s List

 
K
 

Kneller, SSgt. Ronald Burdette

U. S. 15th Air Force, 376th Bomb Grp.

515th Squadron

MIA Nov. 11, 1944 over Italy

Declared deceased

Son of Mr. & Mrs. Frank Kneller

Prescott IA                               

 

Kuhl, 2nd Lt. Robert Lawrence

U. S. Army Air Corps

Plane crash Oct. 31, 1944 near Abilene TX

Son of Mr. & Mrs. Lawrence A. Kuhl

Corning IA

 
L
 

Lacox, SSgt. Wayne A.

U. S. Amy

K.I.A. April 3, 1944, New Guinea

Son of Mrs. Maple F. Lacox

Nodaway IA

 

Long, Chief GM Bernard Wayne

U. S. Navy aboard USS Barton (DD-599)

K.I.A. Nov. 14, 1943 off Guadalcanal

Son of Mrs. Emma Booth Long, Corning 

nara.gov.Navy/Marines/CoastGuard

Long, Pvt. Jerry Thomas

U. S. Army, 36rh Division

M.I.A. Jan. 23, 1944, Rapido River, Italy

Finding of death April 18, 1945

Son of Mr. & Mrs. Tom W. Long

Corning IA

 

Loughrey, Pfc. Andrew Louis “Andy”

U. S. Army

K.I.A. Feb. 17, 1945, Luzon, Philippines

Son of Mrs. Loyd Loughrey Goodvin

Des Moines IA, formerly of Corning IA

 

 
M
 

Maloney, 2nd Lt. William Richard

U. S. Air Corps

K.I.A. July 22, 1942, off Aleutian Islands

Son of Mrs. William F. Maloney

Corning IA

 

Maeder, Sgt. Burton B.

U. S. 7th Cavalry, 1st Division

K.I.A. April 11, 1945, Luzon, Philippines

Son of Mr. & Mrs. Joseph T. Maeder

Nevinville IA

McElroy, 2nd Lt. George “Fred”

U. S. Army Air Force

Plane crash Jan. 19, 1944, New York

Wife, Mrs. Mary Law McElroy

Son of Mr. & Mrs. George McElroy

All of Corning IA

 

McKee, Pfc. Willard K.

U. S. Army, infantry

Died of wounds Apr. 27, 1945, France

Wife, Mrs. Nola Gravett McKee

Carbon IA

Miller, SSgt. Wesley R.

U.S. Army, 168th Inf. 34th Inf. Div.

K.I.A., Feb. 1, 1943, North Africa

Body Returned May, 1948

Next of Kin, Mrs. Wilma Miller

Nodaway IA

 

Moore, Clifford L.

K.I.A.

State Historical Society of Iowa’s List

Moore, SSgt. Howard Ray

U. S. 15th Army Air Force

459th Bomb Sqdn., 759th Bomb Grp.

MIA March 3, 1944 over Tyrrheian Sea

Declared deceased Aug. 1945

Son of Mr. & Mrs. Clarence Moore

Prescott IA

   
 
N
 

Niebruegge, 1st Lt. Vernon Edward Henry

U. S. Navy, 108 VB Squadron

Shot down Dec. 28, 1943, Pacific, K.I.A.

Son of Rev. & Mrs. Alfred Eugene Nelson

905 Grove Ave., Corning IA

 

Nevius, Pvt. Donald Earl

U. S. Army

K. I.A. June 24, 1944, France

Son of Mrs. Bertha Nevins

Corning IA

 
O
 

Odell, Cpl. Roy Eugene

U. S. Army, Anti-aircraft Division

K.I.A. Jan. 7, 1945, Belgium

Son of Mr. & Mrs. Arthur G. Odell

Brooks IA

 

Orslad, Melvin

K.I.A. Oct. 10, 1944, France

Adams Co. Free Press, Aug. 02, 1945, p.4

 
R
 

Rider, Sgt. Albert Levi

U. S. Army, 168th Inf., 34th Inf. Division

K.I.A. Apr. 28, 1943

Son of Mr. & Mrs. Leon W. Rider

Nodaway IA

 

Ridnour, Pfc. Oren Ellsworth

U. S. Army, Co. G, 36th Armed Inf. Reg.

K.I.A. June 30, 1944, France

Son of Mr. & Mrs. John Wm. Ridnour

R.F.D., Corning IA

Ruth, 2nd Lt. Carl Frederick

U. S. Army

Wounded in Action, Sidi Ferruch, Africa

Died of wounds Nov. 10, 1942

Son of Mr. & Mrs. John F. Ruth

Corning IA

 

Ryder, SSgt. Albert

K.I.A. Feb. 13, 1945, Germany

State Historical Society of Iowa’s List

 
S
 

Slezak, Cpl. Roy Joseph

U. S. Army 30th Inf., 3rd Infantry Division

K.I.A. Nov. 13, 1943, Italy

Son of Mr. & Mrs. Geo. James Slezak

Nevinville IA

 

Strain, S2/C Joseph Mason “Joe”

U. S. Naval Reserves, USS Indianapolis

Lost at sea July 30, 1945

Wife, Mrs. Virginia Strain

Carbon IA

Steinhurst, Frederick D.

MIA Sept. 16, 1944, Harspelt, Germany

Declared deceased Oct. 18, 1945

Son of Mrs. Gertrude Althof

Kansas City MO

 

Sullivan, Pfc. George M.

U. S. Army Air Corps

Died in plane crash Feb., 1942

Natal, Brazil

Son of Mr. & Mrs. William Sullivan

Corning IA

 
T
 

Tinkham, Pvt. Darl Morgan

U. S. Army, 134th Inf., 36th Inf. Div.

K.I.A. Oct. 17, 1944, France

Wife, Mrs. Theresa Tinkham, Red Oak IA

Son of Mr. & Mrs. B. R. Tinkham

Corning IA

 

Thompson, Sgt. William Robert “Billy”

U. S. Army, Gen. Patton’s Regiment

M.I.A. August 1, 1944, France

Declared deceased Aug. 1944

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Garner Thompson

Prescott IA

Thuman, Hospital Apprentice 1/C

John Henry

Body returned from Europe Oct., 1947

Inter: Oakland Army Base, Oakland CA

Next of kin Pete C. Thurman

Adams Co. Free Press, May 10, 1945, p. 1

 

Turner, John H.

 Corning IA

Adams Co. Free Press, May 10, 1945, p. 1

 
V
 

Vogel, Pvt. Paul La Verne.

U.  S. Army, 38th Infantry Division

Died of Wounds May 26, 1945, Luzon

Son of Mrs. Winnie Vogel

Carbon IA

   
 
W
 

Waters, Pvt. Paul Augustan

U. S. Army, 324th Inf., 44th Inf. Division

K.I.A. Nov. 23, 1944, France

Wife, Mrs. Wanita Bohanan Waters

Son of Mr. & Mrs. James E. Waters

All of Corning IA

 

Watts, Sgt. Gordon Lewis

U. S. Army, Co. F, 168th Regiment

K.I.A. Apr. 27, 1943, Tunisia, Africa

Parents deceased, of Nodaway IA

Weckman, CM 1/C Lawrence “Ivan”

U. S. Navy Reserves, Seabees

KIA Normandy Beach, DDay June 9 1944

Son of Mr. & Mrs. Lawrence P. Weckman

Grandson of Mr. & Mrs. Roy Brandon

Corning IA

 

 

Whipp, Pfc. Lloyd Loudon

U.S. Marine Corps

K.I.A. March 15, 1945, Iwo Jima

Body Returned March, 1948

Inter: Clearfield Cemetery, Ringgold Co.

Son of Mr. Lloyd A. Whipp, Lenox IA

Williamson, SSgt. John W.

U. S. Army, 148th Infantry

K.I.A. April 17, 1945, Luzon

Wife, Mrs. Darlene Gosnell Williamson

Salem OR

Son of Mr. & Mrs. George Williamson

formerly of Nevinville IA, both deceased

   
 
Y
 

Yeadon, Cpl. Samuel Robert “Bob”

U. S. Marine Corps

K.I.A. March 2, 1945, Iwo Jima

Son of Mrs. Sarah “Sadie” Yeadon

Prescott IA