Bussey American Legion Post #505: World War II Veterans

Photos and Service Records: Surnames D

The following information is from a book published by the Bussey American Legion Post No. 505 in 1947. Businesses and individuals from Bussey, Albia, Knoxville, Tracy, Attica, Hamilton and Lovilia, Iowa provided financial assistance. The Post dedicated the book as "a memorial to our buddies, who were killed in action."

(Note: Names in the book are not in alphabetical order; however, I have alphabetized them. ~KB)

Note: To return to the List and Index of World War II Veterans, go to BusseyPost_WWII.php.

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EarlLeonDillon Earl Leon Dillon Chief Ph.M.
Entered service March 19,1940. Overseas aboard U.S.S. Fulton. Fulton was at Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941. Went to Sidney, Australia, received shore duty, made Chief, 1942. Served with Marines for 2 years on Guadalcanal, Thiou, New Guinea, Luzon, and Philippine Islands. In Navy 6 years, still in service.
JacquesIDillon Jacques I. Dillon MM 1/c
Entered service December 15,1941. On active service on U.S.S. Vincennes, heavy cruiser for 8 months. It was sunk August 9, 1942. Was transferred to light cruiser, Santa Fe, 12 months, then Wisconsin, battleship. Overseas 26 months with 6th and 9th fleet. Decorations: 9 battle stars, 6 silver and 3 bronze. Discharged October, 1945
MaxSylvesterDillon Max Sylvester Dillon Molder 1/c-V6
Entered service April 8, 1942. Overseas Pacific Area. Decorations: Asiatic-Pacific Medal, Good Conduct, Philippine Liberation, American Defense. Discharged November 11, 1945 at San Pedro, California. In service 37 months, 4 days.
WardEarlDillon Ward Earl Dillon Chief Metalsmith P.S. 46
Entered service April 3, 1942. Served at Receiving Station Navy Yard, Philadelphia, Pa, U. S. Naval Air Station Coco-Solo Canal Zone, R.S.O., Armex, Norfolk, Va and Motor Torpedo Boat Repair Training Unit, Portsmouth, R. I. Decorations: American Theatre, Good Conduct, Victory Medal, Discharged May, 1946.
PaulDoud Sgt. Paul H. Doud 37678566
Inducted into the Army at Camp Dodge, September 15, 1943. Served in 723rd Army Engineers. Left U.S. for overseas June 22, 1944 and served in New Guinea until March 17, 1946 when he sailed for home. Returned home on “Sea Barb”. Discharged April 5, 1946 at Ft Leavenworth, Kansas. Received Good Conduct Ribbon, American Theatre and Asiatic-Pacific Theater with 1 battle star, Victory Medal, 36 months in the Army.
EdwardGDoughmanJr Sgt. Major Edward G. Doughman Jr. Marine Corps
Entered service September 12, 1938. Overseas Reykjavik, Iceland, June 1941 with 1st Marine Provisional Brigade. Returned to States March 1942. Again went overseas in Pacific area, October 21, 1942 with 2nd Marine Division, participated in 5 major battles. Decorations: Purple Heart, Presidential Citation for Battle of Tarawa. Returned to States January 1945. Again sent overseas to Tsingtoo, China May 15, 1946 with 4th Marine Division Reinforcements. At present time is still there.
EleanorDoughman Eleanor Marie Doughman W.A.V.E.
Entered service July 26,1945. Discharged October, 1945.
HubertDreibelbeis Hubert Dreibelbeis T/5
Entered service March 13,1942. Overseas 11months, 25 days, European Theatre. Decorations: Purple Heart, European, African, Middle Eastern Theatre Ribbon, 1 battle star, Good Conduct. Was prisoner in Germany, September 1, 1944 till January 22, 1945. Returned to States January 23, 1945. Discharged July 24, 1945. In service 40 months, 12 days.
James P. Duffy Pfc. James P. Duffy
Entered service at Camp Dodge, Iowa , June 30, 1943. Sent to Iowa City in Army Specialized Training program. On March 25, 1946, received inactive discharge and commissioned 1st Lieut in Medical Corps to be activated July 1947.
John S. Duffy John S. Duffy 1/c
Entered service June 14, 1945. Boot training, Great Lakes. Stationed Norman, Oklahoma, Jacksonville, Fl in W.A.T.T.C. Discharged July 19, 1946.
Robert V. Duffy 1st Lieut Robert V. (or B.) Duffy
Entered service August 11, 1942, infantry base, Ft. Leavenworth, Kansas. Recd. Commission May 1, 1943, Adgewood Arsenal, Md. Overseas to Africa, Sicily, England, France, Germany. Discharged March 23, 1946.
Albert E. Dunkin S/Sgt Albert E. Dunkin 37668730
Entered service April 21, 1943, 17th Airborne Division. Overseas August, 1944 with Co. F, 325th Glider Inf. and 82nd Airborne Division. Participated in Central Europe, Ardennes Campaigns. Returned January 1946. Discharged January 18, 1946.
Richard V. Dunkin Pfc. Richard V. Dunkin 37668815
Entered service April 21, 1943, 17th Airborne Division. Overseas in E.T.O. Campaign, Rhineland, Ardennes, Central Europe. Decoration: E.T.O. Ribbon, 3 bronze stars, 1 Bronze Service Arrowhead, Good Conduct, Presidential Citation. Discharged October 21, 1945. Served 2 years, 6months, 7 days.
Vincent Ray Dunkin Vincent Ray Dunkin T/5 37699185
Entered service June 27, 1944 Ft Bragg, N. Carolina, Ft. Benning, Georgia for Airborne Training, Camp Mackall, N. Carolina with 467th Prebt. F. A. Bn. Completed 21 jumps as Paratrooper. Discharged May 3, 1946.
Wendel D. Dunkin Sgt Wendel D Dunkin 37861693
Entered service August 8, 1945. Discharged and re-enlisted in regular army November 18, 1945. Now serving with Occupational Army in France, Co. Clerk, Inf. Co.
Mark Dunigan Mark Dunigan Petty Officer, U.S.N.
Entered service July 15, 1943. Overseas 23 months with Navy Amphibious forces. Decorations: Asiatic-Pacific Theatre Ribbon with 3 battle stars, Philippines Liberation. Discharged November 24, 1945 at Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Contributed by Karyl Bonnett, North Liberty, Iowa, with the permission of Oren Shobe, the present commander of Post #505 (January 2007).