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Servicemen * Wi - surnames

Charles Kenneth Widner was born Mar. 17, 1916 to Charles B. and Laura E. Bryan Widner. He died Oct. 19, 1944 and is buried in Ravanna Cemetery, Ravanna, MO.

Pvt. Widner served in World War II with the U.S. Army and died of injuries at Hollandia, Dutch New Guinea while in the service of his country.

Source: ancestry.com

Louis Allen Wiese was born Sept. 29, 1920 to Henry L. and Gertrude F. Wiese. He died Feb. 28, 1945 and is buried in Mount Calvary Catholic Cemetery, Davenport, IA. He was initially buried in 4th Marine Division Cemetery on Iwo Jima and returned to the U.S. in 1948.

Pvt. Wiese served in World War II with the U.S. Marine Corps 24th Regiment, 4th Division and was KIA in combat operations on Iwo Jima.

Source: ancestry.com

Erwin L. Willer was born Apr. 24, 1909 to George and Bertha Hermann Willer. He died Jan. 31, 1945 and is buried in Manila American Cemetery, Taguig City, Philippines.

Pvt. Willer served in World War II with the U.S. Army 129th Infantry Regiment, 37th Infantry Division and was KIA on Luzon, Philippine Islands and awarded the Bronze Star and Purple Heart.

Source: ancestry.com

Steven Edward Williams was born Dec. 30, 1919 to Edward and Catherine E. Graham Williams. He died Nov. 11, 1943 and is buried in Rock Island National Cemetery, Rock Island, IL.

Sgt. Williams served in World War II with the U.S. Army Air Corps 321st Bomber Squadron, 90th Bomber Group and was KIA when his B-24 “Jack Pot” #42-40280 collided with another B-24, while attempting to land, after an aborted bombing mission to Rabaul. The entire crew was killed in an explosion, on impact, due to their full bomb load. He was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross and Purple Heart.

Source: ancestry.com

John Joseph Witt was born Mar. 28, 1918 to Herman and Mary Russell Witt. He died July 20, 1998 and is buried in Fairview Cemetery, Park View, IA.

Sgt. Witt served in World War II with the U.S. Army 1st Infantry Division, Medical Detachment and was on Omaha Beach on D-Day.

Source: ancestry.com; americandday.org

ServiceMen Research done by WWII Researcher, Pat Holt Juon, Apr 2019; updated Jun 2019



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