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Delbert Marion Malone
Address: Barry IL
Entered Sept. 8, 1944 Navy - South Pacific
Training: Great Lakes IL; San Diego CA: USS A.P.L. # 42
Overseas June 1, 1945 - Returned 22 Feb. 1946
Decorations: Victory Medal: Asiatic-Pacific Theatre Medal; American Area Medal
Discharged Great Lakes IL March 3, 1946
Cokswain - Served 17 months and 26 days
Occupation: Employed by M.A. Koeller
Parents: Mr. and Mrs. George S. Malone; Wife Helen L., daughter Betty Lee



Leo R. Martin
Address Nebo IL
Entered Sept. 14, 1942 Navy
Training at Great Lakes IL; Oxford OH; Memphis TN; Purcell OK; Lake CIty FL; Beau Ft. SC; Moffett Field CA; Kaneohe Hawaii
Overseas Jul 12, 1945 Pacific returned Dec. 2, 1945
Discharged Great Lakes Dec. 9, 1945
Aviation Radioman Third Class served 39 mts.
Occupation: Oiler, Pepl Co. at Pleasant Hill
Wife Norma June, Daughter Sandra Kay



Daniel Matthew Mayes
Address: Kinderhook IL
Entered Feb. 1943 Infantry
Operations: Pacific
Decorations: Distinguished Service Cross; Good Conduct Mdal; Expert Rifleman M edal
Killed in Action on Luzon, Philippine Island, Feb. 19, 1943
Father Orlando L. Mayes; Son Donald M. Mayes





Lester L. Mayes
Address: Kinderhook IL
Entered Service: December 19, 1942 - Army Air Force
Training: Camp Dodge IA; St. Petersburg FL; Clearwater FL; Kesler Field MS; Willow Run MI: Salt Lake CIty UT; Savannah GA
Overseas Jan. 13, 1944 - Returned Sept. 13, 1945 Europe
Engagements: Rome-Arno; Northern France; Balkans; Rhineland; Po Valley; Southern France; Northern Apenines
Decorationa; Distinguished Unit Citation; Bronze Star Medal; Seven Bronze Stars; Good Conduct Medal
Discharged Jefferson Barracks MO Sept. 18, 1945 - Sgt. served 34 mts.
Occupation: Student at Western IL State College
Father O.L. Mayes; wife, Marjorie Reed Mayes





Shelton Mayes
Address: Kinderhook IL
Entered: November 17, 1945 - Naval Reserve Training Springfield IL; Camp Perry VA; Washingon DC
Operations - American
Decoration: Victory Medal
Discharged Aug. 8, 1946 Washington DC Seaman Second Class
Served six months active duty
Occupation: Teacher
Parents - Loren S. and Rachel L. Mayes Wife WIlma Mardell Mayes





Nadine Kayer (Kiser) Maynard
Address: Pittsfield IL
Enetered May 27, 1943 Waves, Naval Reserve
Training: Hunter College NY; Victoria Hotel Boston MS; Great Lakes IL
Discharged; Great Lakes IL July 18, 1945
Rating: Storekeeper First Class
Served 25 and one half months
Occupation: Homemaker
Husband Wm. Maynard; daughter Martha Jo





William E. Maynard
Address Pearl IL
Entered May 15, 1942 - Army Air Force
Training: Scott Field IL; Sheppard Field TX; Los Angeles CA; San Antonio TX; Childress TX; Dyersburg TN; Norwich England; Ft. Sheridan IL
Overseas: Jan. 31, 1945 Eueopean operations
Engagements: Battle of Central Europe and Rhineland
Decoration: Air Medal
Returne dto US June 29, 1945
Discharged Ft. Sheridan IL Sept. 30, 1945
Second Lieutenant served three years and four and one half months
Occupation: High School Teacher





Clyde W. McClintock
Address: Omaha NE
Entered March 10, 1942 Army Air Force
Training: Santa Ana CA; Tulare CA; Bakersfield CA; Miami Beach FL New York City NY; Kansas City MO
Operations - American
Decorations: American Theatre Medal: Victory Medal; Presidential Citation
Discharged Ft. Sheridan IL June 20, 1946 Captain
Served 51 months - Occupation Manufacturers Rep.
Parents Frank H. McClintock; wife Jo; daughter JoAnn





Glenn W. McClintock
Address Pleasant Hill IL
Entered Sept. 10, 1941 Army
Training: Camp Van Dorn MS: Camp Shanks NY
Overseas Nov. 25, 1944 Europe
Engagements: Rhineland and Central Europe
Decorations: Four Medals
Returned to US Jan. 24, 1946
Discharged Camp Grant IL Jan. 10, 1946 Sergeant 29 months
Occupation: Oiler Gas Compressor Station
Wife Lillian, daughter Sylvia Ann; Parents Mr.a nd Mrs. Harry McClintock





Everett McCoy
381 Everett McCOY --- with brother below
Address: Barry IL
Entered Nov. 10, 1942 Army
Training Camp Grant IL
Operations European-African-Middle Eastern
Engagement Rhineland
Decorations: Four Overseas Service Bars; One service stripe; American Campaign Medal; Good Conduct Medal; Victory Medal
Discharged Camp Grant IL Jan. 17, 1946
Sgt served 38 months
Son of Mr. and Mrs. John McCoy



Jack W. McCoy with brother above
Address: Barry IL
Entered Nov. 12, 1941 - Army 41st DIvision
Training: Camp Walters TX Overseas 1942 - returned Sep. 2, 1945
Operations: New Guinea: Papuen; Southern Philippines
Decorations: Three Bronze Stars; Purple Heart; Good Conduct Medal: Bronze Star Mdal; Asiatic Pacific Theatre Medal; Six Overseas Bars; Philippines Liberation Ribon w/ Bronze Star
Discharged Jefferson Barracks MO Aug. 22, 1945
Pvt. First Class served 46 months
Parents: Mr and Mrs. John McCoy; sisters, Mary Louise and Letha and Mrs. Wilbert Clary; brother Everett and Harry





Max Gose McCrory
Address - Steubenville OH
Entered Jan. 1942 Aviation Engineer
Training at Ft. Bevoir VA
Overseas June 30, 1942 Europe
Colonel McCrory and Unit constructed the first landing strip on Normandy on D-Day
Decorations: Silver Star; Bronze Star Medal; French Croix DeGuerro
Rank Lt. Colonel served 38 months
Killed in Germany in an auto accident, Sept. 1945. He was 35 years old.
Mother is Mrs. Myrtle McCrory, Wife is Agnes and a daughter Maxine
Lt. Col. McCrory served as Commanding Officer with the 819th Engineer Battalion, Aviation. He was killed in an automobile accident in Wurzburg, Germany. He was overseas since July, 1942. He is buried at Lorraine American Cemetery, St. Avold, France, Plot D Row 19 Grave 30. He was awarded the Silver Star, Bronze Star, Presidential Unit Citation, and French Croix de Guerre with Silver Gilt Star.





Virgal Elmer McGlasson
Addres: Summer Hill IL
Entered Jan. 4, 1944 Navy
Training: Great Lakes IL; Norfolk VA; Fentress Field VA
Decoration: American Theatre Medal
Discharged Camp Shelton VA Jan. 21, 1946
Seaman First Class served 24 months
Occupation: Carpenter
Parents Mr. and Mrs. Elmer McGlasson; Wife, Mary Frances Duff McGlasson; daughter Karen son, Ronald





Thomas E. McVay
Address: 1360 Pratt, Barry, IL
Entered June 16, 1942 Ordnance
Training: Scott Field IL; Aberdeen Proving Ground MD; Camp Beale CA
Overseas: Aug. 23, 1945
Operations: Asiatic-Pacific
Decorations; Asiatic=Pacific Theatre Medal; Philippines Liberation Medal
Returned to US Feb. 16, 1946
Discharged Jefferson Barracks MO May 31, 1946 Captain served 48 months
Occupation: Engineer
Parents MR.a nd Mrs. T.J. McVay; Wife Hariette S.
Commanding Officer 141st Ordance Base Automotive Maintenance Battalion





William D. McVay
Address: Barry IL
Entered Dec. 1, 1942 Army Air Force
Training: Santa Anna CA; Chico Field CA; Stockton Field CA; Mather Field CA
Overseas: May 21, 1944 - China-Burma-India
Engagements: India-Burma; North and Central Burma; China Offensive; China Defensive
Decorations: Air Medal 2/5 Clusters; Distinguished Flying Cross w/3 Clusters
Returned to US Sept. 26, 1945
Discharged Santa Ana CA Jan. 21, 1946
Captain 37th months
Present Occupations: General Motors Ins. Div.
Parents Mr. and Mrs. I. J. McVay





Edwin D. Mellon
Address: Barry IL
Entered: June 7, 1943 Army Ordnance
Training: Camp Grant IL; Camp Haan CA; Orlando Air Base FL; Camp Hood TX; Ft. Lawton WA
Overseas: Feb. 9, 1945 - Southwest Pacific
Egagement: Okinawa
Decoration: Battle Star
Returned to US March 9, 1946
Served 34 months
Discharged: Ft. MacArthur CA March 15, 1946
Occupation: Student University of IL
Parents Mr. and Mrs. Ed Mellon





Fred M. Meyer
Address: Kinderhook IL
Entered Service: Jan. 24, 1945 Signal Corps
Training: Camp Robinson AR; Camp Howze TX; Ft. Ord CA
Overseas: Aug. 28, 1945 Philippines
Decoations: Asiatic-Pacific Theatre Medal; Philippines Independence Ribbon; Victory Medal; Good Conduct Medal
Returned to US Oct. 7, 1946
Discharged: Camp Beale CA Nov. 25, 19456
Tech. Fourth Grade served 23 months
College Student
Son of Paul E. and Dorothy (Simpkins) Meyer





Paul Spurgeon Miller
Address: Pittsfield IL
Entered Service: Nov. 14, 1944 Navy
Training at Indianapolis IN; USS Islewood Norfolk VA
Discharged Camp Shelton VA May 1946
Wife Katherine Taylor







Gene B. Moore
Born April 14, 1922 at Pearl IL son of William and Edna Moore
Killed in an airplane crash May 23, 1948, while on duty with the U.S. Air Force Reserve out of Scott Air Force Base IL
Entered service August 2, 1940 - Air Force
Training at Ft. Moultrie SC; Wheeler Field Hawaii; Santa Maria CA; Gardner Field CA; Received his wings at Williams Field AZ; Oct. 30, 1942. Received pilot training with a crew in a Martin Marauder B-26 Medium Bomber at Barksdale Field LA
Overseas: April 19, 1943 flying a B-26, bomber via South America. Landing in Africa, later moving to Sardinia
Took part in the African, Sicily and Italian Campaigns, making 65 combat missions.
Decorations: Air Medal w/13 Clusters, Two Presidential Unit Citations; French Croix DeGuerre w/ Palm Leaf, while flying with 437th Bomb Squadron, 319th Group of 12th Air Force; European Theatre Ribbon w/3 Battle Stars; Pacific Theatre Ribbon w/1 Battle Star; Pre-Pearl Harbor Ribbon w/1 Battle Star; American Theatre Ribbon.
Returned to US August 8, 1944 Served one year as an instructor
Discharged Sept. 13, 1945
Second Lt. pilot, having served 61 months
Enlisted in Air Force Reserve as a Pilot. Served until his death May 23, 1948
Leaving his father, Wm. Moore; Mother Edna Moore; two brothes Gary Boyd and Lynn





Lowell G. Murphy
Address: Kinderhook IL
Entered: April 10, 1941 - Army
Overseas: Sept. 26, 1945 European Operations
Engagements: Normandy; Central Europe; Northern France
Decorations: Silver Star: Six Overseas Service Bars; Service Stripe; Good Conduct Medal
Discharged Ft. Sheridan IL Sept. 26, 1945
Served 53 Months
Son of Mr. and Mrs. Glen Murphy: Sister, Margaret





Loyd W. Musgrave
Address: Pittsfield IL
Service: March 30, 1944
Served in Electric and Telephone Eng. Hqt.
Training: Ft. Sheridan IL; Texas and California
Operations: Philippines; Manila; Japan
Discharged: Jefferson Barracks MO Apr 30, 1946





Gail E. Musgrave
Address: Pittsfield IL
Entered Dec. 10, 1942 Army
Training: Scott Field IL; Wisconsin; Texas, California and Washington
Served with Antircraft Artillery Airwing Battalion Hqt.
Discharged Camp Grant IL
son of Mr. and Mrs. C.W. Musgrave





H. C. Neese
Address: Nebo IL
Entered Oct. 1, 1942 Navy Air Corps
Training: Murry KY; Indiana State College; Iowa City IA; Corpus Christi TX; USS Oregon City
Discharged: 33 Pine Street, NY, NY Oct 23, 1945
Ensign served 36 months
Occupation: Assistant Farm Advisor
Wife: Harolding Crowder; parents Mr. and Mrs. Wm. T. Neese





Kermit J. Ogle
Address: Louis MO
Entered Feb. 18, 1943 Signal Corps
Training: Scotts Field IL; Camp Crowder MO; California; Oregon; Ft. Sheridan IL
Decorations: Three stripes
Discharged Ft. Sheridan IL Jan. 1945
Rank: Sergeant served 23 months
Occupation: Freight Line Driver for Gateways
Parents: Mr. and Mrs. Joe G. Ogle; wife, Marietta; children, Rosa Lee and Donald Gene





William A. Ogle
Address: Rockport IL
Entered May 1944 Army
Training at Camp Blanding FL
Overseas Jan. 1, 1945 - Europe
Killed in service Germany March 29, 1945
Born Jan. 18, 1923 in Atlas IL
Died at the age of 22 years 2 months and eleven days
Son of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Ogle





Kenneth Otto Jr.
Address: Pittsfield IL
Entered Service: March 26, 1940 Navy
Training: Great Lakes IL
Saw action at Pearl Harbor at the time of the Japenese bombing Dec. 7, 1941 and was then on the destroyer USS CASE. Later he was transferred to a heavy cruiser, USS Louisville, on which he served until the end of the war. His ship led the bombardment of islands in the Pacific helping to shell paths on beaches for invasion forces.
Engagements: Lingayen Gulf; Luzon; Okinawa
Re-Enlisted in the Navy March 26, 1946 and was sent to Guam.
Decorations: American Defense Medal; American Theatre Medal; Two Good Conduct Medals; Asiatic-Pacific Theatre Medal; Philippine Liberation Medal; Fourteen Battle Stars
Rating: Radioman First Class.
Son of Mrs. Edward Damron





Lois Ellen (Shelton) Ottwell
Address: Pittsfield IL
Entered Jan. 13, 1945 - Marine Corps
Training: Camp Lejeune NC; Quantico VA
Discharged: Quantico VA Jan. 23, 1946
Rank: Private First Class - served 12 months
Occupation: Housewife
Parents Mr. and Mrs. Fred P. Shelton; Husband, Donald E. Ottwell; child, Jane Ellen Ottwell





Donald Edson Ottwell
Address: Pittsfield IL
Entered: March 8, 1942 Navy
Training: Great Lakes IL USS ROE; University of IL, Urbana IL
Overseas July 1943 - Atlantic and Pacific
Engagement: Iwo Jima
Returned Aug. 1945
Discharged: Great Lakes IL Dec. 4, 1945
Rating: Gunner's Mate Third Class
Served 44 months





Duel Ottwell
Address: Pearl IL
Entered: July 22, 1943 715th RR Operating Battalion
Training: Camp Harrihan LA; Camp Claiborne LA
Overseas: Feb. 22, 1944 Italy
Engagements: Rome-Arno; Northern Appenines; Po Valley
Decorations: European-African-Middle Eastern Theatre Ribbon w/3 Service Stars; Good Conduct Medal; Meditorious Unit Award; Victory Medal
Returned to US Aug. 19, 1945
Discharged Camp Paluche LA Nov. 23, 1945 Tech 4th Grade served 27 m 12 days





Lowell Patterson
Address: Barry IL
Entered May 22, 1945 Navy
Training: Great Lakes IL; Iroquois Point Hawaii
Overseas: Aug. 17, 1945 - Asiatic-Pacific
Decorations: Victory Medal; American Defense Medal
Returned to US May 18, 1946
Discharged: Great Lakes IL July 27, 1948
Rating: Water Tender Third Class Served 14 months
Student - son of Mr. and Mrs. F. L. Patterson





Milo L. Pearson
Address: Pleasant Hill IL
Entered Service: Jan. 4, 1945 - Field Artillery Army
Training: Ft. Sill OK/ Ft. Knox KY /
Operations: American
Decorations: Good Conduct Medal; Victory Medal
Discharged Ft. Sheridan IL, Aug. 16, 1946
Sergeant served 20 months
Occupation: Food Merchandising
Parents Mr.a nd Mrs. Milo Pearson Sr.; Wife Catherine H. and children Ted and Marsha Sue





Donald L. Perrine
Address: Hull IL
Service August 28, 1941 Ft. Sheridan IL
Discharged: Feb. 18, 1944 O'Reilly Gen. Hsp. Springfield IL
Overseas: April 22, 1942 - Southwestern Pacific
Returned to US Dec. 29, 1943
Decorations: American Defense Service Ribbon; Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Ribbon w/1 Battle Star
Army Specialty - Cook Tech. 5th Grade
Son of Leslie and Alice Perrine





Charles Elmo Phebus
Address - Barry IL
Entered July 8, 1942 Field Artillery
Training at Camp Swift TX; Ft. Sam Houston TX; Maneuvers in Louisiana; Maneuvers in CA; Indiantown Gap PA; Camp Miles Standish MA
Passed away from injuries received in an accident Aug. 1, at Camp Miles Standish MA
Technician Fifth Grade served 25 mts.
Father Charles H. Phebus; mother, Mildred; daughter Cheryl Kay





John Eugene Phebus
Address: Barry IL
Entered June 15, 1945 Infantry
Training: Camp Joseph T. Robinson AR
Overseas: Dec. 11, 1945 - European
Returned to US July 1946
Discharged Ft. Sheridan IL July 20, 1946
Rank: Pvt. First Class Served 13 mts
Ocupation: Farming
Parents Charles H. and Mildred; Wife, Rose; Daughter Linda L.





Austin Pierce
Entered Service May 30, 1917 and Sept. 30, 1941
Served with 328th Military Police Div. of the Air Force
Discharged July 3, 1919 in World War I
Died in Selfridge Field Michigan Hospital 30 Oct. 1942
Sergeant
Served WW I, one year nine months and 25 days.
Served WW II for 13 months
Son sof John Pierce Perry IL

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