*last update 8/13/2019

Military Involvement

 

Servicemen - C surnames KIA POW Died/nonbattle
Carney, James R. X    
Cross, Donnell      
Cross, Merlin      

James Albert Callahan was born Aug. 4, 1923 to Charles Joseph and Geraldine Monahan Callahan. He died Feb. 28, 1942 and is memorialized at the Tablets of the Missing, East Coast Memorial, New York, NY.

Petty Officer Callahan served in World War II with the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Jacob Jones (DD-130) which was sunk by a German submarine off Cape May, New Jersey. He was MIA/KIA and awarded the Purple Heart.

Source: ancestry.com


Arthur Avery Candler was born Apr. 24, 1921 to Marshall A. and Bertha Alice Noyes Candler. He died Feb. 7, 1945 and is buried in Manila American Cemetery, Taguig City, Philippines.

Sgt. Candler served in World War II with the U.S. Army 44th Tank Battalion and was MIA/KIA in Manila, Philippine Islands. He was awarded the Purple Heart.

Source: ancestry.com


William Benedict Carew was born Feb. 8, 1926 to William and Anna Desmond Carew. He died Dec. 25, 1944 and is memorialized at the Tablets of the Missing, Normandy American Cemetery, Colleville-sur-Mer, France.

Pvt. Carew served in World War II with the U.S. Army 262nd Infantry and was MIA/KIA in the European area. He was awarded the Purple Heart.

Source: ancestry.com


Harold Francis Carney was born about 1922 to John Arthur and Mary Ellen “Nellie” McCann Carney. He died Dec. 7, 1941 and is memorialized at the Courts of the Missing, Court 5, Honolulu Memorial, Honolulu, Hawaii.

Petty Officer Carney served in World War II with the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Oklahoma (BB-37) and was MIA/KIA in the bombing of Pearl Harbor. He was awarded the Purple Heart.

On December 7, 1941, the battleship USS Oklahoma was moored at Ford Island, Pearl Harbor when attacked by Japanese forces. After receiving multiple torpedo hits, the USS Oklahoma capsized. MM1C Carney was one of 429 sailors and Marines lost on that day. His remains were among 383 Pearl Harbor casualties which were unidentifiable and buried at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific as one of the Unknowns. In 2015, the Department of Defense authorized the disinterment of Unknowns of the USS Oklahoma buried at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. By use of modern day forensic science, MOMM 1C Carney's remains were identified. His name is permanently inscribed on the WWII Courts of the Missing at the cemetery.

Source: ancestry.com


Kenton I. Carris was born July 29, 1909 to Vernon W. and Bertie Maye Crew Carris. He died Aug. 2, 1944 and is buried in Normandy American Cemetery, Colleville-sur-Mer, France and memorialized in Keota Cemetery, Keota, IA.

Lt. Col. Carris served in World War II with the U.S. Army, General Staff, 12th Army Group and was KIA in Normandy, France and awarded the Bronze Star and Purple Heart.

Source: ancestry.com


Delbert Lester Casteel was born Jan. 30, 1921 to Clyde and Hannah Violet Denlinger Casteel. He died July 21, 1944 and is buried in Linwood Cemetery, Dubuque, IA. He was initially buried in USAF Cemetery, Guam #1, Asan, Guam and returned to the U.S. in 1948.

Lt. Casteel served in World War II with the U.S. Marine Corps aboard USS LST-449 and was KIA during operations at Agat Beachhead Guam.

Source: ancestry.com


Robert Norton Cate was born July 7, 1916 to Paul Lewis and Grace Almina Cate. He died Mar. 30, 1944 and is buried in Linwood Cemetery, Dubuque, IA.

Sgt. Cate served in World War II with the U.S. Army 133rd Infantry, 34th Infantry Division and died in Anzio, Italy while in the service of his country.

Source: ancestry.com


William Robert Chesterman was born Oct. 4, 1917 to Robert and Lola Chesterman. He died July 12, 1944 and has a cenotaph in Harmony Cemetery, Zwingle, IA.

Pvt. Chesterman served in World War II with the U.S. Army B Company, 116th Infantry Regiment, 29th Infantry Division and was KIA in the Battle of St. Lo, France.

Source: ancestry.com


Cyril N. Christoph was born Jan. 9, 1911 to Valentine and Pauline Engler Christoph. He died Dec. 10, 1944 and is buried in Saint Francis of Assisi Cemetery, Balltown, IA.

Sgt. Christoph served in World War II with the 414th Infantry, 104th Infantry Division and died in Germany in the service of his country.

Source: ancestry.com


LaVern Everett Christopherson was born June 27, 1921 to Oscar and Emma Morken Christopherson. He died May 29, 1996 and is buried in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Key West, IA.

LaVern served in World War II with the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Mount Vernon (AP-22), USS Snapper (SS-185) and USS Griffin (AS-13).

Source: ancestry.com


Joseph Lloyd Cody was born Jan. 2, 1917. He died Oct. 25, 1943 and is buried in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Key West, IA.

Sgt. Cody served in World War II with the U.S. Army 534th Anti-Aircraft Battalion and died in Italy while in the service of his country.

Source: ancestry.com


Conon Michael Conlon was born Feb. 8, 1915 to Leo V. and Agnes M. Salfer Conlon. He died Nov. 29, 1944 and is buried in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Key West, IA.

Pvt. Conlon served in World War II with the U.S. Army and died in France while in the service of his country.

Source: ancestry.com


Edward F. Connolly was born Nov. 1, 1918 to Edward F. and Josephine Connolly. He died Sept. 16, 1943 and is buried in Brittany American Cemetery, Saint James, France.

Lt. Connolly served in World War II with the U.S. Army Air Corps 526th Bomber Squadron, 379th Bomber Group, Heavy and was KIA on a mission fo Nantes, France and was awarded the Air Medal with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters and the Purple Heart.

Source: ancestry.com


Leo Forest Corwin was born Nov. 13, 1909 to William Forest and Elsie Maude Jackson Corwin. He died Dec. 6, 1944 and is buried in Netherlands American Cemetery, Margarten, Netherlands.

Pvt. Corwin served in World War II with the U.S. Army 334th Infantry Regiment, 84th Infantry Division and was MIA/KIA in Germany and awarded the Purple Heart.

Source: ancestry.com; abmc.gov


Robert Shannon Cosgrove was born Mar. 17, 1919 to Frank L. and Luella C. Shannon Cosgrove. He died Sept. 27, 1943 and is buried in Netherlands American Cemetery, Margraten, Netherlands.

Lt. Cosgrove served in World War II with the U.S. Army Air Corps 324th Bomber Squadron, 91st Bomber Group, Heavy and was MIA/KIA in the European area and was awarded the Air Medal and Purple Heart.

Source: ancestry.com



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

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