listing from the Daily Huronite, Huron, South Dakota
Thursday, May 30, 1946
Heroes of Beadle County Who Gave Their Lives in World War II
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Name Date of Death Place of Death Notes Adams, Lt. Robert E. July 7, 1942 Harris Field, GA AAF Anderson, Clement W. February 5, 1944 Kwajaloin Cavalry, USA Anderson, S/Sgt. Reuben Clarence "Steve" March 31, 1945 Germany KIA; Armored Div. Bacon, Pvt. Lewis D-Day, 1944 Normandy Barnes, Lt. William H. September 6, 1945 Germany plane crash Barringer, Elra F. February 27, 1942 Java Sea USN; Fire Controlman 2/c; USS Cruiser Houston Barrows, Robert Leon January 25, 1942 Bataan, Philippine Islands S 1/c USN Becker, 2nd Lt. John L. "Jack" February 21, 1944 over Germany KIA Blacksmith, Pvt. Leonard Ralph July 11, 1944 France Inf. USA Bloomberg, Marvin January 10, 1945 France Pfc. Boyd, Capt. James July 10, 1943 North Africa USA Brown, Stanley I., MM 1/c October 19, 1943 South Pacific Mch. Mate, USN Campbell, 1st Lt. Malcolm May 17, 1945 over Germany Pilot Carney, Dale October 11, 1942 lost in North Atlantic S 2/c USN Christensen, Raymond May 14, 1944 Corsica Flight Officer Christopherson, Everett May 23, 1945 Luzon Clark, Pfc James M. November 28, 1944 France died of wounds Condit, Sgt. Richard May 31, 1943 Avon Park, Fla. AAF; killed in bomber crash Conner, Lt. Howard March 26, 1944 Panama Canal Zone AAF Daum, Lt. Harry - HHS January 22, 1944 Forialezz, Brazile, S.A. U. S. Ferrying Command Davison, Sgt. Faris - HHS October 29, 1944 Leyie Av. Radioman, Signal Corps De Bauche, Pvt. Ralph Dale May 4, 1945 Okinawa USMC Derscheid, Lt. Clinton September 21, 1943 European area AAF Devers, S-Sgt. Robert H. April 16, 1945 "Io Shima" KIA; USA Dill, Leaman Robert December 7, 1941 Pearl Harbor, T. H. Elec. Mhte 2/c USN Dinneen, Robert Spring of 1943 South Pacific USN Doland, Pfc. Charles E. September 5, 1944 France KIA Dudley, Sgt. George E. August 27, 1944 France USA Edwards, Pfc. William H. March 6, 1945 Wounded in Germany February 19, 1945; USA Ehrk, Pfc. Keith March 27, 1945 Germany Eller, S/Sgt. Jack - HHS February 24, 1945 Germany Inf. Elyea, Charles R. October 8, 1944 Engelbretson, Lt. Roy - HHS January 30, 1945 Belgium Inf. Ernster, S/Sgt. Kenneth July 29, 1944 over Germany Evans, Cpl. Erving 1945 Philippines killed while a POW Fanger, Archie Frank - HHS May 27, 1944 Italy USA Frankenstein, T/Sgt. August April 19, 1945 Okinawa died of wounds Furch, Lt. Marvin - HHS March 29, 1943 Ephrata, Washington plane crash; AAF Gainor, Charles P. July 13, 1945 Puget Sound TM 2/c; fell from torpedo boat and drowned Gardner, Donald - HHS August 10-12, 1943 South Atlantic Radioman, USN Georgius, Lt. Melvin March 29, 1945 South Pacific airplane crash Gillenberg, Erle March 19, 1945 reported lost on USS Carrier Franklin; EM 1/c Gillenberg, Philip B. September 29, 1944 France died of wounds received in Holland Gordon, Keith plane crash; AR 3/c Gosch, Herbert C. June 8, 1945 Europe Flight Officer Gross, S/Sgt. John K. August 17, 1945 Mediterranean Sea Haffner, Pvt. Philip - HHS August 12, 1944 Italy Hagemo, Sgt. Olaf W. February 2, 1945 Japan died in prison camp Hanson, Pvt. Alfred June 10, 1945 Mindanao Hermanson, Sgt. Earl November 12, 1944 Leyte AAF Gunner Hornbeck, Avn. Cadet Robert H. - HHS January 16, 1942 Illinois plane crash Huntwork, Pvt. Ralph C. May 7, 1945 Germany Jenks, Pfc. Robert D. November 23, 1944 Tarawa Jensen, Pft. Darold O. (Stub) December 15, 1944 Leyte Johnson, Pvt. Howard L. April 1945 Okinawa Krauter, Clifford E. June 24, 1944 New Guinea KIA Kunze, Lt. Owen January 10, 1943 Egypt, Africa LaCraft, Lt. (jg) Kendall - HHS August 3, 1943 South Atlantic USN Kleinsasser, Pvt. Arnold June 10, 1945 Okinawa Lamb, Timothy March 24, 1945 Germany Glider Troops Lounsbury, Ivan Burton December 2, 1943 Atlantic Ocean (see note below) Gunner's Mate 3/c Lyon, Pft. Thomas March 28, 1945 injuries received in Germany; USA Maxvold, Pfc Elmer Lawrence - HHS August 2, 1944 Italy USA Mann, PFC Ira December 16, 1944 Germany USA McCreery, T-5 Carmen March 20, 1945 Germany KIA; USA McFarling, Wesley Howard - HHS July 8, 1944 Pacific Chief Torpedoman's Mate; died on Destroyer in Pacific McWeeney, 2nd Lt. Douglas - HHS January 14, 1944 Italy AAF Moore, 2nd Lt. Russell I. June 21, 1944 Germany AAF Neiffer, Sgt. Paul December 13, 1944 Leyte wounded Nov. 29, 1944; died of wounds Olson, Pvt. Glenn May 20, 1945 Okinawa Parlee, T/5 Roger - HHS July 21, 1944 Italy USA Pearce, 2nd Lt Dale January 31, 1943 Tunisia, Africa USA Peterson, Nels June 15, 1944 France Army Peterson, Raymond July 14, 1943 Indian Ocean presumed lost Reedy, Henry Calvin May 18, 1945 Okinawa CQ Roberts, Pvt. Pythias (Pete) - HHS June 18, 1944 France USA Schmidt, S-Sgt Erwin July 27, 1944 Normandy, France USA Shaw, Pvt. Stanley O. - HHS September 10, 1941 Panama, C.Z. died of Malaria Strickland, Radioman Kendall - HHS January 28, 1945 Guadalcanal USCG Schwartz, George May 20, 1945 Luzon Struck, Henry Joseph - HHS May 9, 1945 off Marcus Island Seaman 1/c Swanson, Wesley N. April 4, 1944 off coast of France USN Sweet, Lt. Philip - HHS March 27, 1942 England RCAF Temmey, Larry - HHS May 18, 1945 near Kwajalein, Pacific Theater 1-c P.O. Vachnitz, Emil 1944 KIA; USMC Vallin, Wendell May 23, 1944 Italy Army, KIA Verbeke, Pvt. Francis January 12, 1944 Spokane, WA USA Vilhauer, Sgt. Eugene March 29, 1944 Germany USA Voss, Pvt. Raymond G. October 24, 1944 Italy USA Waldron, S 2/c Cecil William February 21, 1943 Seattle, WA USN Walkington, Keith November 5, 1944 New Guinea Torpedoman's Mate 1/c Walsh, Raymond - HHS March 4, 1943 Yankton, South Dakota U. S. Naval Cadet Walter, Capt. Joseph Paul - HHS October 16, 1944 Italy USA Watson, T/Sgt. Carroll May 28, 1943 Ft. Bragg, North Carolina USA Wayne, Capt. Stanley - HHS January 8, 1944 Guadalcanal AAF Windherst, S/Sgt Lyle - HHS April 19, 1945 died from wounds on Okinawa Wollman, Sgt. Albert January 17, 1945 Luxon, Philippine Is. USA Wollman, George F. December 6, 1944 Leyte
Note regarding Ivan Burton Lousbury, from Loren Lounsbury, nephew: He was killed in a German air raid on Bari Harbor, Italy in December of 1943. He actually died in a military hospital in Bari.
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