*last update 5/10/2019

Military Involvement

 

Servicemen - P surnames KIA POW Died/nonbattle
Peyton, Karl Dean      
Poole, William H. Jr.      
Potter, Stanley E.      
Potter, William J.      
Prochaska, Dominic      

Anthony Palumbo was born Oct. 14, 1915 to John and Josephine Palumbo. He died Oct. 21, 1944 and is memorialized at the Courts of the Missing, Honolulu Memorial, Honolulu, Hawaii.

Sgt. Palumbo served in World War II with the U.S. Army Air Corps 392nd Bomber Squadron, 30th Bomber Group and was MIA/KIA in the Bonin Islands. He was awarded the Purple Heart, Air Medal and Distinguished Flying Cross.

Source: ancestry.com


Lewis Irl Patterson was born Feb. 5, 1906 to Durward Belmont and Nellie Lourene Antles Patterson. He died Dec. 15, 1945 and is memorialized at the Walls of the Missing, Manila American Cemetery, Taguig City, Philippines.

Petty Officer Patterson served in World War II with the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Langley (CV-1 and was one of the survivors of the sinking of that ship. The survivors were taken aboard the USS Pecos (AO-6) which was then sunk. The USS Whipple (DD-217) arrived on the site of the sinking of the Pecos and rescued 22 men. Lewis was not among them. He was awarded the Purple Heart.

Source: ancestry.com


Perry M. Paullin was born Apr. 3, 1917 to Tracy M. and Sarah B. Urich Paullin. He died May 28, 1944 and is buried in Cedar Memorial Cemetery, Cedar Rapids, IA.

Pvt. Paullin served in World War II with the U.S. Army Co. C, 133rd Infantry, 34th Infantry Division and died of wounds received in action in Italy.

Source: ancestry.com


John Kent Pavlis was born Oct. 6, 1915 to Frank and Mary Pavlis. He died Aug. 9, 1944 and is memorialized at the Tablets of the Missing, Brittany American Cemetery, Saint James, France.

Lt. Pavlis served in World War II with the U.S. Navy Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron 34, USS P.T. 509 and was MIA near the Isle of Jersey in the English Channel. He was FOD/KIA and awarded the Purple Heart.

Source: ancestry.com


Gilbert Raymond Person was born Dec. 25, 1917 to Eric F. and Anna Magnuson Person. He died June 19, 1944, was buried at sea, and is memorialized at the Courts of the Missing, Court 1, Honolulu Memorial, Honolulu, Hawaii.

Petty Officer Person served in World War II with the U.S. Naval Air Corps Patrol Squadron 16 and was KIA on a scheduled flight, in line of duty with his crew, when he was hit by gunfire. He was awarded the Air Medal.

Source: ancestry.com


Leo Clair Petrick was born Apr. 30, 1920 to James Herman and Marie Melichar Petrick. He died Jan. 3, 1944 and is memorialized at the Courts of the Missing, Court 1, Honolulu Memorial, Honolulu, Hawaii and in Mount Vernon Cemetery, Mount Vernon, IA.

Petty Officer Petrick served in World War II with the U.S. Naval Air Corps Bomb Squadron 109 which took off from Apamama, Gilbert Islands on a routine patrol flight in the Gilbert-Marshall area and did not return from the flight. He was MIA/FOD/KIA.

Source: ancestry.com


Edwin A. Plotz, Jr. was born Aug. 18, 1925 to Edwin A. (Sr.) and Ellyne S. Tudeen Plotz. He died Sept. 22, 1944 and is buried in Oak Shade Cemetery, Marion, IA.

Pvt. Plotz served in World War II with the U.S. Army 501st Parachute Infantry and was KIA in Holland and awarded the Bronze Star and Purple Heart.

Source: ancestry.com


Aldrich A. Polehna was bon July 20, 1925 to Andrew and Blanche Novak Polehna. He died Jan. 17, 1945 and is buried in Czech National Cemetery, Cedar Rapids, IA.

Pvt. Polehna served in World War II with the U.S. Army 117th Infantry, 30th Infantry Division and was MIA/KIA in Belgium.

Source: ancestry.com


Carl Edward Poole was born in 1916 to Elbert and Essie Rowena Fuller Poole. He died May 28, 1945 and is memorialized at the Courts of the Missing, Court 1, Honolulu Memorial, Honolulu, Hawaii and in Cedar Memorial Park, Cedar Rapids, IA.

Petty Officer Poole served in World War II with the U.S. Navy and was MIA/FOD/KIA and was awarded the Purple Heart.

Source: ancestry.com


Bruce Arnold Pryor was born Mary 14, 1916 to Frederick and Viva Bruce Pryor. He died Sept. 21, 1943 and is buried in Cedar Memorial Park, Cedar Rapids, IA.

Lt. Pryor served in World War II with the U.S. Army Air Corps 4th Ferry Command and died in Calcutta, India while in the service of his country.

Source: ancestry.com



ServiceMen Research done by WWII Researcher, Pat Holt Juon, Mar 2019

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