World War II Casualties 1941-1945

Decatur County, Iowa

NAME
BRANCH of SERVICE
DATE/PLACE
INTERMENT
NEXT of KIN
ALLEN,
SSgt. Warren H.

b. 1921
US Army K.I.A. 1943 Leon Cemetery
Leon IA
 
BADGEROW,
PFC Milton Keith

b. 11 Mar 1922
Des Moines IA
enlisted 13 Aug 1940 US Army Air Corps
19th Bomb Group
M.I.A. 07 May 1942
Japanese POW
d. 22 Jul 1942
the Philippines son of John Floyd & Meta Elizabeth BADGEROW
Leon, IA
BENNETT,
PFC Luther Marion

b. 1920
Leon IA
US Army K.I.A. 1944 Leon Cemetery
Leon IA
 
BERGMAN,
SGT. Roland Duane

b. 17 Aug 1920
Andover MO
US 337 Army Air Force Bomb SQ K.I.A. 18 Dec 1944, Czechoslovakia Interred Rose Hill Cemetery, Lamoni IA son of
John Henry & Clara Theresa (JOHNSON) BERGMAN
BLACK,
2nd Lt. Bernard S. "Bunny"

Lamoni IA
US 20th Army Air Force, 869th Bomber Squad., 497th Bomber Grp. Very Heavy
participated in 1st B-29 flight over Tokyo
K.I.A. 09 Jan 1945, Pacific Ocean off coast of Japan
FOD 10 Jan 1946
awarded Air Medal & Purple Heart
Memorialized Honolulu Memorial HI husband of
Betty Jean BLACK FRISBIE
BLAKE,
TSgt. George R.

b. ca. 1913
Davis City IA
US Army
315th Inf., 79th Inf. Div.
K.I.A. 28 Aug 1944
awarded Purple Heart
inter. Normandy American Cem., Colleville-sur-Mer, France son of
Thoms & Mary J. BLAKE, Davis City IA
BRAMMER,
Pvt. Charles Mendle

b. 25 May 1911
Grand River IA
US Army
1st Inf. HQ
K.I.A. 02 Aug 1943, Gela, Sicily inter. 04 Aug 1943, American Gela Cem., Sicily
reinter. Grand River Cem., Grand River IA
son of
Perry & Mabel Janette (BROWN) BRAMMER
Grand River IA
CARR,
PFC Adrian Benton

b. 16 Jan 1913
Beaconsfield IA
US 1st Army, 415 Inf. Reg., 104th Inf. K.I.A. 16 Nov 1944 Germany
1st Army drive across Belgium
proceeding Battle of the Bulge
awarded Purple Heart
Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery, Belgium son of
Dr. J. Ross & Icea V. (GAUMER) CARR
Grand River IA
husband of
Mrs. Mary E. PACE CARR
Waterloo IA
NOTE: Prior to entering the service, Adrian owned & operated the last store at Westerville IA
CARTER,
SSgt. Leon L.

b. 11 Mar 1924
US Army, 515 Bomb. Sq., 376th Bomb. Grp. FOD 23 Feb 1944 inter. Leon Cemetery, Leon IA son of
Leon A. Carter
Leon IA
CATTELL,
S2C Clarence Alfred

b. 22 Mar 1920, Leon IA
US Coast Guard Reserves M.I.A. 17 Dec 1942 Memorialized East Coast Memorial, New York NY
& Hamilton Cemetery, Pleasanton IA
son of
Mrs. C. A. [Nellie C.] CATTELL
RFD 3, Leon IA
CLARK,
Pvt. Henry E.

Garden Grove IA
US Army, 83rd Div. 330th Inf. K.I.A. 1944, France Garden Grove Cemetery, Garden Grove IA son of
Cliva Edward & Gertrude Mae CLARK
COLLINS,
1st Lt. William D.

US Army Air Corps K.I.A. 23 Dec 1944 Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery
St. Louis MO
 
COONTZ,
PFC Charles Boyd

b. 07 Apr 1921, Garden Grove IA
US Army, 322 Inf., 81st Inf. Div.
enlisted 04 Jun 1942
K.I.A. 17 Sep 1944 Garden Grove Cemetery, Garden Grove IA son of
Durbin B. & Lena B. COONTZ
COOPER,
Pvt. George A.

b. 09 Jan 1915, Leon IA
US Army, BTTY D, 143rd Inf. Reg., 36th Inf. Div.
enlisted 17 Nov 1943, Camp Dodge
K.I.A. 22 Mar 1945
awarded Purple Heart
int. Leon Cemetery, Leon IA son of
George Milton & Cora Anne COOPER
Leon IA
husband of
Elva COOPER
Des Moines IA
COX,
PFC David M.

b. 24 Jun 1919, Long Creek Twp., Decatur Co. IA
US Army K.I.A. 21 Aug 1944
Angeo Sicio, Italy
inter. Vada, Italy
memorial stone
Van Wert Cemetery, Van Wert IA
son of
Demmeree V. & Belva P. COX, Van Wert IA
COX,
2nd Lt. Francis Merlin

b. 25 Feb 1919
Leon IA
US Army Air Corps
56th Pursuit Sq.
K.I.A. 30 Oct 1941
pilot of P-36A fighter which crashed
Seattle WA
inter. Leon Cemetery
Leon IA
son of
Horace LeRoy "Roy" & Grace Arvilla (BEAVERS) COX, Leon IA
COX,
Ens. Marble Earl

b. 20 Jun 1921
Davis City IA
US Navy Air Force K.I.A. 08 Feb 1944
Navy Hellcat fighter plane crash during which he was conducting pilot training
Naval Air Station, Melbourne FL
inter. Leon Cemetery
Leon IA
son of
Earld Ira & Myrta Neal (MARBLE) COX, Leon IA
CRACRAFT,
PFC Charles Curtis

b. 18 Oct 1911
Poe Twp., Ringgold Co. IA
US Army, 338th Inf., 90th Inf. Div. K.I.A. 12 Jun 1944
6 days after D-Day & landing on Utah Beach, Normandy, France
inter. Oakland-Saltzman Cemetery
Ringgold Co. IA
son of
Benjamin Leonard & Emma Kay (JAGGER) CRACRAFT
CRAIG, Sgt. Edwin Oneil
Davis City IA
US Army, 357th Inf. Reg., 90th Inf. Div. K.I.A. 04/07 Jul 1944, Normandy Invasion, France
awarded Purple Heart
inter. Normandy American Cemetery, Colleville_sur-Mer, France
memorialized I.O.O.F. Cem., Davis City IA
son of
Percy Edward & Minnie Ethel (BENNETT) CRAIG
DUFFIELD, PFC James H.
b. 25 Dec 1925
Garden Grove IA
U.S. Army, 291st Inf. 75th Inf. Div.
enlisted 23 Dec 1943, Camp Dodge
K.I.A. 15 Jan 1945 inter. Garden Grove Cemetery
Garden Grove IA
son of
Leo W. & Louise DUFFIELD
FRIEL, PFC Richard George
b. 24 Nov 1925, Greene IA
US Army, 383 Inf., 96th Inf. Div.
enlisted 17 Jul 1944
K.I.A. 16 May 1945, Okinawa originally interred Island Command Cemetery, Okinawa;
reinterred 1949 Glendale Cemetery, Des Moines IA
son of
George V. & Nora F. (KENNEDY) FRIEL
Des Moines IA
FRITS,
Tec5 Richard Yale

US Army, Signal Corps
enlisted 03 Jun 1944, Camp Dodge
radio operator
K.I.A. 16 Jun 1943, Mindanao Island
After inspecting a captured Japanese Radio Station, Tec5 FRITS was killed by stepping on a land mine.
  son of
Wilbur E. & Helen C. FRITS
husband of
Ireta Rurth (MARTIN) FRITS
GLAZEBROOK,
PFC Ralph V.

b. ca. 1915, Long Creek Twp., Decatur Co. IA
US Army DNB 1943 inter. Leon Cemetery
Leon IA
son of
Hugh & Mary "Ruth" KEMP GLAZEBROOK
husband of
V. L. TONEY GLAZEBROOK
GORDEN,
Pvt. Kenneth Lloyd "Pete"

b. ca. 1925
Davis City IA
US Army, 335th Inf. Reg., 84th Inf. Div.
enlisted
24 Mar 1944,
Camp Dodge
K.I.A. 29 Nov 1944, Germany
awarded Purple Heart
inter. Netherlands American Cemetery, Margraten, Netherlands son of
Lloyd & Goldie F. GORDEN
New Buda Twp., Decatur Co. IA
GORDEN,
SSgt. Paul Eugene

b. 27 Mar 1916
Davis City IA
US Army, 292nd Field Obsn. BN
training Sgt.
enlisted
04 Aug 1941
DNB 04 Jun 1944
Camp Bowie, Brown Co. TX
inter. I.O.O.F. Cem., Davis City IA son of
Lloyd & Goldie F. GORDEN
New Buda Twp., Decatur Co. IA
HAMILTON,
Pvt. Max Lane

b. 09 Mar 1923
Leon IA
US Army Air Corps
enlisted
29 Jul 1941
12 Apr 1944
Proviso IL
inter. Leon Cemetery, Leon IA son of
Ernest Pierson & Letha Lucille (LANE) HAMILTON
Leon IA
HAMILTON,
Tec4 Charles A.

b. 98 Nov 1915, Decatur Co. IA
US Army, Service Battery, 80th F.A. BN
enlisted
25 Oct 1940,
Fort Des Moines
K.I.A. 28 Feb 1945 inter. I.O.O.F. Cem., Davis City IA
NOTE: Headstone application dated
12 Jul 1948
son of
James & Alphild M. HAMILTON
Hamilton Twp. Decatur Co. IA
HARRYMAN,
PFC Dayton Lee

b. 20/30 Aug 1918, Garden Grove IA
US Army Infantry, Ground Forces
enlisted
20 Jul 1944,
Fort Levenworth KS
K.I.A. 16 Mar 1945 body returned to US 03 May 1948
inter. 05 May 1948, Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery, San Diego CA
son of
Claude & Cecile M. HARRYMAN
Garden Grove IA
husband of
Dorothy Ruth (McKEE) HARRYMAN
HULLINGER,
AV Cadet Argil E.

b. ca. 1924
Leon IA
US Army Air Corps
stationed Enid Army Field, OK
DNB April 1944
plane crash near Lahoma OK
inter. Leon Cemetery, Leon IA son of
Earl Victor & Cecil Clara (HAMILTON) HULLINGER, Leon IA
JACKSON,
Pvt. Robert L.

b. ca. 1925/6, Decatur Co. IA
US Army, 30th Inf. Reg., 3rd Inf. Div.
enlisted
17 Dec 1943,
Camp Dodge
K.I.A. 09 Oct 1944
awarded Purple Heart
inter. Epinal American Cemetery, Epinal (Vosges), France son of
Joshua E. & Nellie M. JACKSON
JEFFERSON,
PFC Andrew Owenbaugh

Van Wert IA
  K.I.A. 11 Jun 1944 inter. Normandy American Cemetery, Colleville_sur-Mer, France  
JOHNSTON,
PFC James F.

07 Jul 1925, Decatur IA
US 3rd Army, 376th Inf. Reg., 94th Div.
enlisted
16 Oct 1943,
Camp Dodge
K.I.A. 17 Jan 1945
awarded Purple Heart & Bronze Star for "bravery above and beyond the call of duty"
inter. Decatur Cemetery, Decatur IA
NOTE: Application for headstone dated
04 Oct 1948
son of
Earl JOHNSTON
Decatur IA
JONES,
Capt. Francis Maurice

b. 1922
US 8th Army Air Force, B-17 pilot K.I.A. 19 Mar 1945 over Rhuland, Germany
awarded Air Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster
interred Cambidge American Cemetery, Cambridge, England
Memorialized Oliver Cem., Ringgold Co. IA
son of
Floyd E. & Kathryn M. JONES
KELLEY,
2nd Lt. William Lea "Buddy"

b. ca. 1918, Lamoni IA
US Army Air Corps, Flight Instructor
enlisted
31 Oct 1941,
Fort Des Moines
DNB 23 Aug 1942, Louisiana
B-26 Bomber crash
His last lesson before leaving for duty in Europe
inter. Rose Hill Cemetery, Lamoni IA son of
Leander Gomer & Pearl Gladys (DANIELSON) KELLEY
KEOWN,
Sgt. Keith "Kelly"

b. 1922
US Army Air Corps, 46th Squadron, 317th Troop Carrier M.I.A. 25 Sep 1944
C-47 transport plane lost near Naazab, New Guinea
memorialized Manila American Cemetery, Fort Bonifacio, Manila, Philippines. Memorial stone Rose Hill Cemetery, Lamoni IA son of
Benson Cortez & Lucy (CRAWFORD) KEOWN
Lamoni IA
KIRKPATRICK,
SSgt. Clifford "Neil"

b. 17 Apr 1921
US Army Air Corps, 324th Bomb Sqn., 91st Bomb Grp.
B-17 gunner, enlisted
10 Sep 1942,
Camp Dodge
M.I.A./K.I.A. 04 Feb 1944
over Germany
inter. Bethel Cem., Mercer Co. MO
NOTE: Application for headstone dated
08 Jun 1949
son of
Orel & Lois KIRKPATRICK
Grand River IA
LEONARD,
PFC Leroy Whitehead

Weldon IA
  K.I.A. 15 Jul 1944 inter. Normandy American Cemetery, Colleville_sur-Mer, France?  
LEVERSON,
Pvt. Norman Lawrence

b. 04 May 1912, Osage IA
US Army
enlisted
17 Dec 1943,
Camp Dodge
DNB accident, 14 Jun 1944
Highland Park IL
inter. Rose Hill Cem.
Lamoni IA
son of
Otto Gaylord & Clara Bertina (NELSON) LEVERSON
New Buda Twp., Decatur Co. IA
husband of
Leona (KIRKHART) LEVERSON POLSER
LOVETT,
PFC Kenneth A.

b. 22 Apr 1922
US Army, Co. C, 119th Inf. Reg., 30th Divi K.I.A. 13 Jul 1944 inter. I.O.O.F. Cem., Davis City IA
NOTE: Headstone application dated
16 Feb 1948.
son of
Harry C. Lovett
Davis City IA
MARQUIS,
Pvt. Wade B.

b. 17 Mar 1906
US Army, Co. A, 109th QM, 34th Div.
enlisted
01, May 1941
DNB 06 Nov 1943, Camp San Luis Obispo CA inter. Bethel Chapel Cemetery, Liberty, Clarke Co. IA son of
Jackson Burton & Irena P. (KILGORE) MARQUIS
Leon IA
MATURA,
Tec5 Joseph J.

US Army, 1st Inf., 6th Div. DNB 26 Aug 1944 inter. Fort William McKinley, Manila, Philippines  
McGAHUEY,
AV MM3/C Chester Clifton

b. 22 Aug 1923, Decatur IA
US Naval Air Force
enlisted 29 Sep 1942
Davenport IA
Turrett Gunner
M.I.A. & K.I.A. 29 Oct 1944
southwest Pacific
Memorialized Decatur Cemetery, Decatur IA son of
Mr. & Mrs. Bert Leander McGAHUEY
Decatur IA
McINTOSH,
Pvt. Francis "Marion"

b. 24 Sep 1905
Leon IA
US Army
enlisted
03 May 1943,
Camp Dodge IA
DNB 11 Feb 1944
truck-car accident
Burnet TX
inter. Leon Cemetery, Leon IA son of J.A. & Della McINTOSH, Leon IA
McKEE,
PFC Fred V.

b. 05 Sep 1905, Grand River IA
US Army, Co. B, 361th Inf. Reg., 91st Inf. Div.
enlisted
15 Mar 1942
K.I.A. 16 Oct 1944, Italy
awarded Purple Heart
inter. Florence American Cemetery, Florence, Italy
Memorialized at Grand River Cem., Grand River IA
son of
Mason H. & Floy McKEE
Richland Twp., Decatur Co. IA
MILLER,
T/5 Farrel S.

b. 1914
US Army K.I.A. 1945 re-inter. 25 Nov 1948
Leon Cemetery
Leon IA
son of
Wilbur MILLER, Leon IA
husband of
Marjorie E. MILLER
Hammond IN
NAUMAN,
PFC Russell E.

b. 19 Oct 1911
US Army, 46th Inf. BN, 5th Armored Div. K.I.A. 21 Dec 1944
awarded Purple Heart
inter. Netherlands American Cemetery
Margraten, Netherlands
son of
Isaac Malcolm & Nettie May (AMES) NAUMAN, Leon IA
NORRIS,
Pvt. Elmer Lee

Leon IA
US Army, 39th Inf. Reg., 9th Inf. Div. K.I.A. 12 Mar 1945, Germany
awarded Purple Heart
inter. Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery
Liege, Belgium
son of
William N. & Alice Margaret (HARRIS) NORRIS
OSENBAUGH,
PFC Jefferson Andrew

b. 26 Dec 1917, New Virginia IA
US Army, HQ Co. 1st BN, 358th Inf., 90th Inf. Div. K.I.A. 11 Jun 1944, Normandy, France
awarded Purple Heart
inter. Normandy American Cemetery, Colleville-sur-Mer, France son of
Charles Ruben & Effie Laura (BRYANT) OSENBAUGH
Van Wert IA
OUTHOUSE,
Pvt. Earl C.

b. 14 Dec 1913
US Army, 41st Inf. BN, 2nd Armored Div.
enlisted
17 Dec 1943,
Camp Dodge
DNB 09 May 1945 inter. Netherlands American Cemetery
Margraten, Netherlands
son of
Ernest R. & Olive A. OUTHOUSE
Bloomington Twp., Decatur Co. IA
PERKINS,
Pvt. Aron H.

b. 22 Sep 1911
US Army, Co. C, 378th Inf., 95th Inf. Div.
enlisted Jul 1942
DNB 05 Feb 1944
Riverside CA
inter. Evergreen Cemetery, Lineville IA
NOTE: Application for headstone dated
05 Oct 1949.
son of
Aaron Hensley & Hattie Margaret (SELBY) PERKINS
PETTY,
Pvt. Leslie Dane

b. 03 Sep 1906, Woodland IA
US Army, Co. C, 119th Inf., 30th Inf. Div.
enlisted 17 Nov 1943, Camp Dodge
K.I.A. 16 Oct 1944, Germany inter. Shields Cemetery, Woodland Twp., Decatur Co. IA
NOTE: Date of headstone application was 16 Apr 1948.
son of
Alfred & Rosa Bell (WARD) PETTY
Pleasanton IA
husband of
Jettie D. (ROSE) PETTY
Pleasanton IA
RAMSEY,
Tec5 Paul O.

b. 02 Feb 1911, Van Wert IA
US Army, 357th Inf., 90th Inf. Div. DOW 14 Jun 1944, Normandy, France
awarded Purple Heart
inter. Normandy American Cemetery, Colleville-sur-Mer, France
Memorialized at Maple Hill Cemetery, Osceola IA
son of
Fred W. & Carrie E. RAMSEY
SCHULTZ,
S1/C Gale Morris

b. 11 Nov 1915, Long Creek Twp., Decatur Co. IA
US Naval Reserve lost at sea, 16 Nov 1943
aboard submarine
USS Corvina (SS-226)
torpedoed & sunk south of Turk
awarded Purple Heart
lost at sea son of
Chris & Edith F. SCHULTZ
RFD 1, Van Wert IA
SCOTT,
S1C James Chester

b. 1918, Leon IA
US Naval Reserves
enlisted
14 Sep 1943,
Los Angeles CA
M.I.A. 15 Dec 1945
awarded Purple Heart
Memorialized Fort William McKinley, Manila, Philippines son of
Mr. & Mrs. Paul M. SCOTT, Leon IA
SHELTON,
Cpl. George C.

b. 1922
US Army, 30th Inf. Reg., 3rd Inf. Div.
enlisted
10 Feb 1941,
Des Moines IA
K.I.A. 16 Oct 1943
awarded Purple Heart
inter. Sicily-Rome American Cemetery
Nettuno, Italy
son of
Floyd R. & Sylvia SHELTON
Grand River IA
SOUTH,
Pvt. Ira Paul

b. 21 Jul 1914, Long Creek Twp., Decatur Co. IA
US Army, 126th Inf
enlisted
01 Jan 1942
sent to New Guinea
K.I.A. 14 Dec 1942
Bocas del Toro, New Guinea
SW Pacific
inter. Van Wert Cem., Van Wert IA
NOTE: Application for headstone was dated 14 Jul 1948.
son of
George & Ella Virginia (FRY) SOUTH
Van Wert IA
SPICER,
Cpl. Orvile E.

b. 15, Feb 1910
US Army DNB 12 Jan 1944
San Bernardino CA
   
STATLER,
2Lt. William M.

US Army Air Forces
enlisted
11 Apr 1942,
Des Moines IA
navigator on B-24 Liberator Bomber
DNB 29 Jul 1943
bomber suffered a structural fracture; 10 crewmen & 1 passenger killed in crash
NE of Gunnison CO
  son of
William M. Sr. & Delia STATLER
STONEBURNER,
Field Music 1C Paul Edward

b. 15 Sep 1924
Davis City IA
US Marine Corps K.I.A. 24 May 1945, Okinawa inter. Honolulu Memorial HI
Memorialized at I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Davis City IA
son of
Frank Earl & Stella M. STONEBURNER
Davis City IA
THOMPSON,
PFC John D.

b. 1922
US Army, 345th Inf. Reg., 87th Inf. Div.
enlisted
06 Jan 1943,
Camp Dodge
K.I.A. 03 Jan 1945
awarded Purple Heart
inter. Luxembourg American Cemetery, Luxembourg son of
John & Alma THOMPSON
Lamoni IA
WALLACE,
Cpl. Floyd C.

US Army Air Forces
882nd Bomber Sqn., 500th Bomber Grp., Very Heavy
Rt. Gunner, B-29 Z Square 30 "Sting Shift"
M.I.A. 24 May 1945
After bomb attack night of 23-24 May s. part of Tokyo, greatest number of B-29s to bomb a single target during WWII, Cpl. WALLACE'S plane was struck by flack after releasing their bomb load, crashed into Tokyo Bay.
awarded Air Medal & Purple Heart
Memorialized Honolulu Memorial HI husband of
Ruth Esther WALLACE DHABOLT
WATTS,
SGT. Frank Kenneth

b. 14 Feb 1920
Silver Creek NE
US Army Air Force
728 AAF Bomb Squadron
K.I.A. 10 Feb 1944
Germany
inter. Rose Hill Cemetery, Lamoni IA son of
Alexander H. "Sandy" & Margaret "Maggy" (DICKERSON) WATTS
Lamoni IA
WEBSTER,
TSgt. Paul Eugene

b. 17 Mar 1922, Garden Grove IA
US 10th Air Force, 7th Bomb. Grp.
9th Bombardment Squadron
enlisted
11 Mar 1943
K.I.A. 14 Aug 1944, India
Flight Engineer on B-24J #42-73315 crashed immediately after takeoff Kurmitola Base, India to deliver supplies to US Army Air Forces in China
Garden Grove Cem., Garden Grove IA
NOTE: Application for headstone is dated
30 Jun 1948.
son of
Wm. Martin & Verda Maud (BATES) WEBSTER
fiancée of Beverly SCHISSLER
WHEELER,
T/5 Ephraim E.

b. 16 Aug 1913
Decatur Co. IA
US Army, Co. E, Ordnance Dept. K.I.A. 30 Dec 1944, Belgium inter. I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Davis City IA son of
Clifford S. "Cliff" & Gertrude May "Gertie" (KIZZARE) WHEELER
Weldon IA
WHITEHEAD,
PFC Leonard Leroy

b. 24 Oct 1910, Troy Twp.
Clarke Co. IA
US Army, 357th Inf. 90th Inf. Div.
enlisted
22 Mar 1942
K.I.A. 10 Jul 1944 inter. Murray Cemetery, Murray IA
NOTE: Application for headstone is dated
17 Jun 1948.
son of
John William & Nellie Blanche (WRIGHT) WHITEHEAD
Weldon IA

WWII POWS, Decatur County, Iowa

COX, Pfc. Clifford
Van Wert IA
US Army
Infantry Rifleman
captured 17 Feb 1943, Tunisia, North Africa
held prisoner of Germany, Stalag 3B, Frestenberg, Brandenburg
liberated 12 July 1945 returned to Iowa
   
PARMER, Cpl. Howard Glendon
Van Wert IA
US Army captured 17 Feb 1943, Tunisia, North Africa
held prisoner of Germany 1943 - 1945
liberated & returned to Iowa
b. 19 Jun 1919, Decatur Co. IA
d. 01 Apr 1915, AE 95y, Waverly IA
interred Harlington Cemetery, Waverly IA
son of Elijah & Della (SISSLE) PARMER
spouse of Sylvia SMITH
TOMPKINS, PFC Raymond Maurice
Van Wert IA
US Marine Corps
1st Def. BN Marine Corps Base
captured in fall of Wake Island, 23 Dec. 1941
held prisoner of Japanese coal mines 3yrs. 9 mos.,
Shanghai POW Camp;
repatriated & returned to Iowa
d. 11 May 2007
I.O.O.F. Cem., Marengo IA
husband of
Helen E. (McCONNELL) TOMPKINS

SOURCES: archives.gov/research/military/ww2/army-casualties/iowa.html, accessgenealogy.com/navy/iowa/, wwiimemorial.com/, ancestry.com WWII databases, Federal & State Censuses, US Headstone Applications for Military Veterans, 1925-1963, cemetery transcriptions. Compilation and submission by Sharon R. Becker, September 2013. Updated information Robert "Bob" Burrell, October 2014.
 
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