Montgomery County Elk City, Kansas

 World War II Veterans 


 

    It took us 2 years but we finally got all the info on the World War II Veterans finished. The information came from 3 different sources as listed on the Veterans main page. We have proofed and rechecked with cemetery stones. If a error is found please email the list maintainer. Thank You

    We also have received from various sources new information and are updating info from these sources. The information will be noted seperately with each addition.

    Adamson, Charles, listed on WWII Honor Roll list in Community Building, no other info available
    Adolph *, Hubert I., born 1915 died 1962

    entered service April 11, 1945, Army, Infantry, Military Police, overseas Oct. 13, 1945, theatre- Asiatic-Pacific, Returned to US November 13, 1946
    Allison , Alva A. born 3-24-1913 died 11-4-1989
    Attebury * , Edward, entered service May 20,1944
    Infantry, Theatre: European, Engagements: Northern France; Rhineland, Discharged 10-19-1945. POW in Germany, four months and was later liberated by the Russians, January 31, 1945, turned loose to shift for himself; he reached American forces a month later at Odessa, Russia, at the Black Sea.

    Ballinger, * Arlyss W., born 1921 died 1965
    entered svc. 8-6-1942, Army, Signal Corps Theatre: European, Engagements: North American; Normandy; Northern France; Rhineland; Ardennes; Central Europe. Returned to US 11-13-1945.

    Barnes, Kenneth, listed on WWII Honor Roll list in Community Building, no other info available
    Batman *, Theodore Keith, entered service June 1, 1942
    2nd Division, Marine Corps, Overseas; October 14, 1942, Theatre - Pacific, engagements: Saipan, Marianas Islands, Returned to US January 1, 1945
    Beck, * Dale M. entered svc. August 5, 1942
    Navy, Overseas - September 27, 1942, Theatre: European, Engagement- Sicily, Returned to U.S. August 8, 1943
    Beeman, Gerald listed on WWII Honor Roll list in Community Building, no other info available
    Benfield, Donald Wayne born 8-5-1927 died 9-17-1992, Navy
    Bennett, * Claude Alken entered svc. November 29, 1943
    Army, 973rd Engineers, Maintenance Company, Theatre - European, Engagements - Served as car and truck motor mechanic and also drove supply trucks at England, France and Germany. Discharged February 9, 1946
    Bennett,* Everett Eugene, Entered svc. August 10, 1943
    Army, Theatre - Asiatic-Pacific, served as airplane radio mechanic at New Guinea, Philippines, Okinawa and Japan, discharged November 17, 1945.
    Benton, Edwin listed on WWII Honor Roll list in Community Building, no other info available
    Bircher, Alex listed on WWII Honor Roll list in Community Building, no other info available
    Bishop, Emmett Lee, born 1-2-1925 died 2-2-1985, Marine Corps
    Black, Alfred A. "Blackie", born 11-27-1922 died 9-16-2000
    buried Sacramento, CA., 82nd Airborne Infantry 1943-1946
    Black, Grant, listed on WWII Honor Roll list in Community Building, no other info available
    Blackstone,* Bill J. entered svc. September 7, 1945
    Navy, Theatre - China-Burma-India, discharged September 16, 1947.
    Bradley, Bruce L. born 5-24-1919 died 10-11-1981
    Brand , * Cecil entered svc. April 7, 1942 Air Corp, discharged July 10, 1943
    Bright,* John Russell entered svc. September 12, 1944
    Navy, Overseas January 1945, Theatre - Philippines on USS Acorn and USS Antietam, two engagements, Returned to U.S. October 1947
    Bronnenburg, Dale born 3-13-1926 died 10-24-1982
    Brown, Edwin Earl, Born January 24, 1914 in Elk City died October 5, 1985, Brookfield, Ohio
    Burial Arlington Cemetery Section 18 grave 1041-1 served in WWII and Korea.
    501 Reg. 101st Airborne, D-Day, Holland and Bastogne, seriously wounded awarded the Bronze Star.
    info sent by son of Edwin Brown

    Buchanan, Lloyd, listed on WWII Honor Roll list in Community Building, no other info available
    Buchanan.* Weldon, entered svc. Sept. 8, 1942
    Air corps, Overseas July 17, 1943, Theatre - European, Returned to U.S. November 13, 1945
    Burney, John Reese born 9-6-1906 died 9-22-1974
    Butler,* Clarence F., born 9-11-1910 died 3-23-2002
    entered svc. August 13, 1943 Army, Overseas March 15, 1944, Theatre - American, Returned to U.S. September 22, 1945
    Byram, Pauline born 1911 died 1976, Women's Corp
    Chase,* Herbert entered svc. August 21, 1942
    Air Corps, Overseas - November 23, 1943, Theatre - European, returned to US January 9, 1946
    Clark,* Carvel, entered svc. April 29, 1944
    Navy, Overseas July 1, 1944, Theatre - Asiatic-Pacific, American. Engagements; Pelelieu; Palau Group Islands; Leyte, Philippines; Lingayen Gulf, Philippines; Iow Jima. Returned to US November 1945, died 1992 Colorado Springs, CO.
    Clark, James E. born 1-21-1924 died 8-2-1981, Army
    Cleeton,* Elbert L. entered svc. November 20, 1942
    315th Infantry, 79th Division, overseas May 11, 1944 Theatre; European-African-Middle Eastern. Engagements; Normandy, Northern France; Rhineland. Returned to US October 31, 1945
    Clingan, Claude J. born 4-12-1926 died 9-1-1990, Army
    Coffey,* Francis W. entered svc. December 18, 1942
    Air Corps, overseas December 25, 1943, Theatre - India, Burma, China, West pacific. returned to US December 26, 1946.
    Cook,* Kenneth D. entered svc. July 12, 1943
    Navy, Gold Star Boy, Overseas March 22, 1944, rank Ensign, Decorations - Purple Heart, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal. Killed in Action, September 24, 1944, Memorial at Oak Hill Cemetery
    Coonrod, Harold B. born 5-19-1913 died 4-9-1997, Army
    Cothern, Jack, listed on WWII Honor Roll list in Community Building, no other info available
    Cox,* Chester C. Jr. born 7-19-1915 died 10-27-1981 entered svc. December 31, 1941
    Medical Corps, Army, Overseas December 9, 1944 Theatre - European-African-Middle Eastern. Engagement - Rhineland, returned to US February 9, 1946.
    Cox,* J. M. entered svc. June 12, 1943
    Marine Corps, overseas December 25, 1943 Theatre Pacific, Engagements; Saipan; Tinian, Iwo Jima; Occupation of Japan. returned to US December 25, 1945
    Cox,* Warren E. born 1-9-1925 died 6-29-1984 entered svc. June 12, 1944
    Army, Overseas November 30, 1944, Theatre Southwest pacific, Engagement Luzon, returned to US April 28, 1946.
    Cox, William H. Sr. born 2-25-1908 died 2-11-1989
    Crill, John, born 4-25-1911 died 7-3-2000, Navy, Theatre South Pacific
    Darratt,* Melvin entered svc. October 10, 1942
    Army, Ordance Overseas September 5, 1944, Theatre European, Engagements; Rhineland, Ardennes, Central Europe, returned to US July 12, 1945.
    Darbro,* Benny L. entered svc. March 12, 1945
    Air Depot Group overseas November 27, 1945, Theatre - Pacific, returned to US October 21, 1946
    Darbro,* Edward, entered svc. June 28, 1948,
    Army Air Corp, Theatre pacific
    Daum, Henry C. born 4-21-1911 died 3-6-1979, Army
    Davidson, * Add Jack, entered svc. December 7, 1942
    Army, Mechanical Cavalry, Theatre U.S.
    Davidson, * Fred "Bud", entered svc. September 14, 1944
    Navy, Theatre- Northwest Pacific
    Davidson, Helen M. (Hale) born 8-4-1923 died 4-19-1996
    Davidson,* Max Lee, born 6-16-1927 died 7-3-1999,
    Infantry, entered svc. December 5, 1945 Infantry, overseas April 9, 1946, Theatre - Greenland, return to US April 16, 1947
    Davidson, * Rex O., entered svc. January 5, 1944
    Field Artillery, Overseas Janary 5, 1945, Theatre - Central Europe, Engagements - Rhineland, Central Europe. Returned to US May 17, 1946
    Davidson,* Robert R. born 1918 died 1991
    entered svc. February 27, 1942 Air Force, Overseas October 3, 1942 & November 9, 1943 & July 2, 1945, Theatre; African, European, Pacific.
    Davidson, Thomas D. born 1-20-1922 d. 11-20-2002. Army, European Theatre
    Davis Lester, listed on WWII Honor Roll list in Community Building, no other info available
    Dean,* Walter Hansen, born 9-13-1919 died 8-1-1955
    entered svc. January 22, 1941 Air Force, overseas January 12, 1942, Theatre Southwest Pacific, Engagements; New Guinea; Papau, Dutch East Indies, Bismarck-Archipelago. Returned to US October 25, 1944
    DeBo, Willard Earl, born 1-18-1919 died 1-9-1995, Army Air Force, tailgunner on B-17
    DeBo, Melvin E., born 8-17-1922 died 5-10-2006, U.S. Marine Corp, Theatre, Asiatic Pacific Campaign, Earning WWII Victory Medal. (info from Independence Reporter, Independence, Kansas on 5-11-2006)
    DeBo, Ruth (Hall) born 10-14-1924 died 12-27-1996, Women Army/A Medical Corps of WAC
    Denbo,* Delayne, born 1920 entered svc. February 1, 1943,
    Air Corps, Squadron O 336th CCTS, Base Unit SAAF, Gold Star Boy, lost his life July 17, 1945 near Salina, Kansas, memorial in Oak Hill Cemetery
    Denton, Layton Merle born 7-28-1912 died 6-11-1963 Army
    Dixon,* Richard Harry, Jr. "Dick" born 1914 died 1961,
    Army, entered svc. August 5, 1942
    Dreher,* Gilbert, entered svc. July 21, 1943
    Infantry, Gold Star Boy, overseas December 1944, Theatre European, engagements - served with Headquarters, 274th Infantry Regiment, 70th infantry division, decoration - Combat Infantryman's Badge, Killed in Action at Forbach, France March 17, 1945, rank Technician Fith Grade
    Dunbar, Clifford born 4-8-1918 died 4-16-1989 Navy
    Ebner, Dale E. born 10-26-1904 died 5-1-1973 Navy,
    Ellison, Don listed on WWII Honor Roll list in Community Building, no other info available
    Estep,* Carl A. Jr. entered svc. September 23, 1942,
    Navy, Overseas June 9, 1945, Theatre Asiatic-Pacific, returned to US November 25, 1945,
    Faler,* Robert D. entered svc. September 10, 1942
    Air Force, Overseas - March 6, 1945, Theatre - European, Germany, Engagement - Rhineland and Central Europe, Returned to US August 1, 1945
    Ford, * Harold Eugene, entered svc. April 12, 1945
    Navy, Served on USS Zebra (AKN-5) and USS LSM #353, Theatre Asiatic-Pacific
    Ford, Kenneth listed on WWII Honor Roll list in Community Building, no other info available
    Foster, * Bert B. Jr.,born 10-19-1926 died 11-3-1969
    entered svc. January 26, 1944, Navy, overseas November 28, 1944, Theatre Pacific, Engagements Iwo Jima & Okinawa, Returned to US November 13, 1945
    Foster, * Emmet, entered svc. March 31, 1944 Navy, buried in Missouri
    Foster, *, Frank E. entered svc. September 9, 1942
    Navy, Overseas December 10, 1945, South Pacific returned to US June 18, 1947, October 9, 1947 on USS Valley Forge around the world Cruise
    Foster, * Robert P. entered svc. July 1, 1943
    Marine Corp & Navy, Overseas January 1945, Theatre American, Asiatic-Pacific, Philippines, Engagements - Philippine Islands & Okinawa, returned to US October 1945
    Foster,* Wayne, born 10-19-1919 died 4-18-1997 buried in Vermontville, MI.
    entered svc. March 19, 1941, Air Corps, overseas November 21, 1941, Theatre - Asiatic-Pacific, European & Middle East, Engagements - Egypt, Libya, Burma, East Indies, India, China. Returned to US December 9, 1944
    Foster, * Wilbur John, born 10-12-1908 died 2-9-1993
    entered svc. November 18, 1942, Army, Overseas December 10, 1944, Theatre European & Italy, Engagements - North Apennines, Po Valley, returned to US November 6, 1945
    Fowler, * Paul, entered svc. September 15, 1942
    Air Corps, Overseas September 1943, Theatre - Pacific, Engagements - New Guinea, Japan, Philippines, Iwo Jima. Returned to US October 1945
    Freeman, John Ray born 12-6-1917 died 3-22-1984
    Gates, * Cleo Homer, entered svc. May 1943
    8th Air Force, Gold Star Boy, engagements; Raid over Haley, Germany went up 15th day of August and was Missing the 16th of August 1944, decorations; Good Conduct Medal, Marksmanship Medal, Wings, Purple Heart, Distingished Flying Cross, Rank Sergeant, Memorial in Oak Hill Cemetery
    Godsey, * Gerald D., born 12-20-1927 died 2-6-1999 buried in Winfield, KS.
    entered svc. February 15, 1946 Navy, overseas May 1947, returned to US November 1947
    Gray, * Edna Ruth (Wilson) entered svc. 1944 Cadet Nursing
    Gregory, Phillip born 4-15-1923 died 4-21-1975, army
    Greenburg, Noel Freddy "Stormy" born 1926 died 1987, Navy
    Greer, Lester L. born 9-5-1918 died 1-15-1987, Army, P.O.W.
    Hamilton, * Charles Emmett born 8-6-1922 died 8-18- 1986,
    entered svc. October 5, 1942, Air Corps, overseas March 13, 1944, Theatre - European, Engagements; Ardennes, Normandy, Northern France and Rhineland. Returned to US March 26, 1945.
    Hamilton,* Herman, entered svc. October 20, 1943
    Navy, Overseas June 1944, Theatre - Pacific, Atlantic Oceans, Panama Canal Zone. Engagements- Philippines and Okinawa, returned to US April 1946
    Hamilton, Orlin E. born 7-12-1917 died 6-13-1986, Air Corp.
    Hanen, Vernon Sr. born 4-16-1925 died 6-13-1981, Navy
    Hare, * George, entered svc. September 9, 1942
    Army, overseas March 31, 1944, Theatre - European, engagements; Southern France and Rhineland, returned to US November 9, 1945
    Harper, * Donald, entered svc. February 13, 1941
    Gold Star Boy, Army Infantry, overseas August 1941, theatre Philippines, engagement Leyte, Decoration Purple Heart, Memorial in Oak Hill Cemetery
    Harpster, Raymond W. born 7-26-1919 died 9-10-1952, Army Ks. 249 Ord Svc. Co.
    Hedges, * Jean Robin, born 2-26-1924 died 7-1-1995
    entered svc. May 24, 1943, Army Air Corps, Theatre; England, France; Belgian, Holland and Germany.
    Hedges, Edna Ruth born 2-9-1923 died 3-20-1982, Women's Corp.
    Hemme, Ray, listed on WWII Honor Roll list in Community Building, no other info available
    Hemme, William, listed on WWII Honor Roll list in Community Building, no other info available
    Henderson, Lloyd, listed on WWII Honor Roll list in Community Building, no other info available
    Hiatt, * James T., born 8-23-1923 died 4-9-1984
    entered svc. February 18, 1943 Army, Field Artillery, Overseas July 23, 1944, Theatre - European, Engagements - three, returned to US December 11, 1945
    Hopkins, * Gilbert, entered svc. May 8, 1945 Navy
    Hough, * Richard Olin, entered svc. September 24, 1943
    Navy, Vessels & Stations served on; Farragut, Idaho, Dutch Harbor,Alaska Otter Point, Alaska; Chernofski, Alaska; USS THREAT (AM-124).
    Hopper, * Kenneth Lawson, born 10-24-1930 died 1-25-1982
    entered svc. July 1948, Navy
    Horton, * Lynn L., entered svc. November 28, 1942 Army, Medical Dept.
    Houser, * Ora Warren, born 5-24-1921 died 12-24- 1980
    entered svc. August 19, 1942, Army, 1923rd Engineer Composite Battalion, overseas November 17, 1942, theatre - European, returned to US January 20, 1945
    Houser, * Oliver K. entered svc. June 12, 1942,
    Branch-Army, Medical, Overseas September 5, 1943, Theatre - European, Engagements; Normandy, Northern France, Rhineland, Ardennes, returned to US November 7, 1945
    Howard, * Harold, entered svc. September 9, 1942,
    Navy, overseas November 1942, Theatre; South Pacific, Pearl Harbor, Midway, Newport, Rhode Island, Panama, Marshalls, Guam, Tokyo. returned to US January 1946
    Howard,* James Arthur, entered svc. September 9, 1942
    Navy, overseas November 1942, theatre; South Pacific, Pearl Harbor, Kaneohe Bay, Territory of Hawaii.
    Howard, * Wilbur Roy, entered svc. March 24, 1944
    Navy overseas May 1944, theatre; Pacific, Pearl Harbor; Honolulu. returned to US December 1945
    Howard, * William Ora, entered svc. September 18, 1942
    Air Corps, overseas June 9, 1944, theatre South America, returned to US November 2, 1945
    Howell, * Charley Edward,born 11-25-1930 died 5-24-1966
    entered svc. June 28, 1948 37th Reserve A.I.B. RC, 3rd Armored Division Engineers Corps. Theatre Far East Command
    Howell, * Lowell, entered svc. December 9, 1942,
    84th Div. Signal Corps, Army, overseas September 29, 1944. Theatre - European, engagements; Ardennes, Rhineland, Central Europe. returned to US December 23, 1945
    Hughes, Glenn C., born 9-3-1915 died 7-27-1978
    Hughes, * Irby G., "Bud" born 6-1-1918 died 10-29-1994
    entered svc. February 25, 1941, Army, - Pre-Pearl Harbor
    Hughes, * Billie, entered svc. August 14, 1942
    Coast Guard, overseas November 27, 1943, Theatre - Mediterranean, returned to US September 10, 1945
    Hughes, * Buckley D. born 4-4-1920 died 6-26-1988,
    entered svc. December 30, 1941, Marine Corps, Theatre; Aleutians, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, Attu, Cold Bay. returned to US August 6, 1945
    Hughes, * Virgil Otis, born 8-8-1915 died 3-11-1994
    entered svc. March 20, 1944,Army, Combat Engineers, Theatre - Manila,
    Huser, Shirley, listed on WWII Honor Roll list in Community Building, no other info available
    James, Betrand P. born 9-15-1910 died 12-14-1981, Army
    James, Carl Jr., listed on WWII Honor Roll list in Community Building, no other info available
    James, Dale E., born 1917 died 1944 killed in action Army Air Corp. Memorial in Oak Hill Cemetery
    Johnston, * Arthur W. entered svc. November 12, 1942
    Army Air Corps
    Johnston, * David J. entered svc. March 27, 1946
    Army Air Corps.
    Johnston, * John J. Jr., entered svc. September 10, 1943
    Parachute Infantry, overseas April 1944, Theatre European, Engagements; Southern France, Ardennes, Rhineland. returned to US June 25, 1945

    Kimrey, * Murel, entered svc. May 10, 1945
    Naval Reserve Air Corps, overseas January 10, 1946, theatre; Cuba, Islands of West Indies. returned to US March 16, 1946
    Kniffen, * Ivan James, entered svc. October 19, 1940
    a Gold Star Boy, 32nd Photo Reconnaissance Squadron, overseas April 1, 1944 Rank Staff Sergeant, Decoration Purple Heart reported missing in Action April 20, 1944, Memorial in Oak Hill Cemetery.
    Kniffen, * Merle A. born 4-20-1919 died 9-14-1999
    entered svc. November 2, 1943, 346th Field Artillery Battalion, 9th Division, overseas April 1, 1944, theatre European, Engagements; Rome-Arno, North Apennines, Po Valley. returned to US September 10, 1945
    Koger, * Harold, entered svc. November 15, 1945
    Army, theatre States,
    Koger,* Lorene (Pidek), Marine Corps, entered svc. April 30, 1944
    Koger,* Norma (Wright), Waves, entered svc. June 1, 1944, training at Hunter College New York, Yoeman School at Stillwater, Okla., Naval Air Training at Corpus Christi, Texas. info from Norma Wright
    Kolb, * Willard W., born 8-2-1911 died 1-28-1998
    entered svc. October 27, 1943,Army - 165th Combat Engineers Battalion, overseas June 27, 1944, theatre Northern France, engagements; Rhineland, Central Europe, returned to US February 27, 1946
    Krone,* Robert L., entered svc. March 19, 1941
    Air Corps, overseas January 30, 1944, theatre; Central Africa, North Africa, European. Engagements; Rome-Arno, Battle of Naples. returned to US January 30, 1945
    Kuns, Donald H. born 5-11-1909 died 12-25-1996,Navy
    Kyger, * Charles, entered svc. June 1944
    Navy, overseas April 1945, theatre Pacific, returned to US January 1946
    Lair, Cecil E. born 2-15-1930 died 2-1-1964
    Landis, * Robert "Bob" Air Corps.
    Overseas April 29, 1943, theatre; Africa, Italy Engagements; Rome-Arno, North Apennines, returned to US August 19, 1945
    Lawrence,* Clyde born 6-12-1916 died 1-21-1967
    entered svc. July 24, 1943 Medics, attached to Infantry
    Lawrence, Sterling "Larry", born 12-28-1920 died 6-14-2001
    Army Air Corps 8th, Theatre - European
    Ledbetter, * Eldon J.C., born 8-10-1925 died 10-31-1991
    entered svc. November 11, 1943 Navy, overseas February 14, 1945, theatre Pearl Harbor, returned to US January 13, 1946
    Lessman, * William Fredrick "Bill". born 8-17-1908 died 2-13-1983
    entered svc. July 29, 1943 Army, Military Police
    Lewis,* Ferrell James born 10-25-1900 died 12-3-1975,
    Army Infantry, entered svc. 1918 and 1941, Theatre; European, War I, Pacific War II, Engagements; War I - Verdun, St. Mihiel, Meuse-Argonne, Alsace-Lorraine; War II New Guinea, Leyte, Purple Heart, WWI - 12 Mo. WWII 62 Mo. Rank Lt. Col.
    Lloyd, * Eldon entered svc. February 26, 1942,
    Signal Corps, transferred to Air Force, overseas April 23, 1944, theatre Pacific, engagements; Bismarck-Archipelago, Northern Solomons, Southern Philippines, returned to US November 15, 1945
    Loether, * Neal B. entered svc. July 26,1944,
    Army, overseas January 20, 1945, theatre Asiatic-Pacific, engatements; Southern Philippines, Luzon, returned to US August 2, 1946
    Lybarger, Robert, listed on WWII Honor Roll list in Community Building, no other info available
    Main, Harold, listed on WWII Honor Roll list in Community Building, no other info available
    Main, Milton M, born 12-15-1906 died 12-11-1970,
    Army, Co D 354 Infantry
    Malcom, Ray D. birth 1-8-1901 died 12-1-1967
    Army, 8 Serv. Cmd.
    Marr,* Ray, entered svc. December 29, 1943,
    Army, Engineers
    McAfee, * Jack, entered svc. May 1, 1946,
    Army Air Force, overseas June 1, 1947 theatre Okinawa, Tokyo
    McBride, Richard, listed on WWII Honor Roll list in Community Building, no other info available
    McCarty, * James T., "Mac", born 7-23-1920 died 1-6-1979
    entered svc. October 1, 1942, Army Artillery, overseas August 12, 1944, theatre European, engagements; Rhineland, Central Europe, returned to US January 28, 1946
    McClauskey,* Walter E. entered svc. May 13, 1948
    Army overseas August 20, 1948 theatre Guam
    McCorkill, * Lee, entered svc. March 4, 1944
    Infantry, overseas October 22, 1944 theatre European, engagements; Central Europe and Rhineland, returned to US June 28, 1945
    McDowell, Rex, listed on WWII Honor Roll list in Community Building,
    info from McDowell, Army Air Corp, entered svc. 3-19-1941, Overseas Sept. 1942 Theatre; European, African Mideast which indluded Tunisian, Sicilian, Napeles Foggia, Rome Arno and Air Combat Balkans. Returned to US. August 1944

    McElwain,* John D., born 7-8-1918 died 9-11-1971
    entered svc. April 13, 1945, Navy,
    McFall, James A., born 1-2-1917 died 1-5-1998, Army
    Meadows,* Albert, born 9-7-1918 died 2-4-2002
    entered svc. March 22, 1942 Army
    Meadows, * Leonard, entered svc. October 15, 1942
    Medical Corps, Army, overseas October 20, 1943, theatre European, engagements; Northern France, Germany, Belgium, returned to US January 8, 1946
    Meeks, Fred (buried in California) listed on WWII Honor Roll list in Community Building, no other info available
    Meirs, Louis, listed on WWII Honor Roll list in Community Building, no other info available
    Merritt, Earl, listed on WWII Honor Roll list in Community Building, no other info available
    Millard, Emerson Joseph, born 12-26-1923 died 12-7-1944
    Army 1st Div. 8th Cal, killed by a sniper fire at Wright, Samar in the Philippines
    Millard, Samuel Eugene, born 8-23-1920 died 5-11-1980
    Air Force, Radio Tech
    Miller, * Pearl Wilson, entered svc. June 17, 1943
    Infantry, 29th Division, 115th Regiment Company A, overseas January 18, 1944, theatre European, engagement; Invasion of France June 6th, returned to US November 3, 1944
    Miller, * Ivan R., entered svc. July 10, 1942
    Army, Military Police, overseas May 15, 1943, theatre Pacific, engagement New Guinea, returned to US January 4, 1946
    Moore, * Lawrence Jr. entered svc. September 25, 1944
    Navy, overseas May 12, 1945 theatre Pacific Ocean, engagement; Bikini, Atomic Bomb Tests I and II returned to US August 12, 1947
    Morris, James, listed on WWII Honor Roll list in Community Building, no other info available
    Murch, Owen M. born 1914 died 1985, Army
    Newkirk, Ivan, listed on WWII Honor Roll list in Community Building, no other info available
    Newkirk, * Juluis entered svc. December 18, 1946, Air Corps
    Newton, * Lyman entered svc. October 1, 1943
    Army, Overseas March 22, 1944, theatre European, returned to US March 6, 1946
    Nicholson, Chauncey (taken from his obituary in the Bartlesville, Oklahoma Newspaper
    dated May 1, 2001) Born 2-8-1921 died 4-30-2001 enlisted shortly after Pearl Harbor in the U. S. Marine Corp. October 1942 shiped to Pearl Harbor, April 1943 returned stateside.

    Norris,* Charles L., entered svc. December 26, 1940
    Army Air Force, overseas March 26, 1941, theatre; Asiatic-Pacific, engagement Aleutians, returned to US April 10, 1944
    Oliver, * Calvin entered August 10, 1942
    Marine Corps, overseas November 28, 1944, theatre American and Asiatic returned to US November 26, 1945
    Owen, Lloyd Edward, born 4-3-1903 died 9-16-1982
    U. S. Navy, 52 Naval Construction Battalion, was in Aleutian Islands in 1943. info provided by family member
    Oyler, John Harvey born 5-2-1922 died 12-5-2000, Army
    Pendergrast, * Thornton T. entered svc. October 7, 1940
    Infantry, overseas November 23, 1944, theatre European, engagements; Rhineland, Central Europe, Ardennes, returned to US September 28, 1945
    Pettit Quay born 1907 died 1972
    Pidek, * Lorene Koger entered svc. April 30, 1944, Marine Corps
    Phelps, * James entered svc. August 8, 1939
    Navy, overseas April 1, 1940 theatre Asiatic - Pacific, Submarine duty, various engagements, mostly sinking ships, returned to US September 10, 1945
    Phelps, * Lee, entered svc. May 1939,
    Navy, overseas October 1, 1939, theatre Asiatic-Pacific; Atlantic, Sinking Enemy Ships, various engagements, returned to US November 1, 1945
    Piesker,* Clifford A. born 1912 died 1954,
    Army, entered svc. 5-19-1942, overseas 12-29-1943 Theatre; European, Africa, Middle East, Rome, Arno, North Apennines, Po Valley, returned to US 10-18-1945
    Piesker, * James C., entered svc. April 1944,
    Navy Reserve, overseas December 1944, theatre Pacific, engagements; Okinawa Invasion, returned to US December 1945
    Pittman, Arthur R. born 2-26-1910 died 12-7-1993, Navy (RVE)
    Pittman, Carl, listed on WWII Honor Roll list in Community Building, no other info available
    Pittman, * John Jr., entered svc. May 28, 1943
    Medical Corps, overseas November 24, 1943, Theatre Pacific, returned to US December 24, 1946
    Powell, * John J. entered svc. May 25, 1944
    Infantry, overseas November 15, 1944, theatre European, engagements; Rhineland, Central Europe, Ardennes, returned to US July 11, 1945
    Raines, Joe B. born 8-31-1918 died 6-22-1975
    Reed, * Cecil "Chub" entered svc. January 29, 1943
    Field Artillery, Army, overseas August 1943, theatre Mediterranean, engagemetns; Napel-Foggia, Rome-Arno, North Apennines, Po Valley, returned to US November 1945
    Reed, Chester, listed on WWII Honor Roll list in Community Building, no other info available
    Rentfro, Floyd R. "Bill" born 10-11-1912 died 12-1-1989
    Rogers,* Fredric H., born 3-26-1919 died 5-22-1993
    entered svc. August 2, 1941 Medical Dept. Army, theatre Zone of Interior
    Roberts, * Kenneth Earl entered svc. August 27, 1942
    Medical Detachment, 52rd Infantry, overseas July 5, 1943 theatre Aleutians, engagement Kiska, returned to US October 5, 1944
    Roberts, * Merle K., entered svc. February 20, 1943
    A Gold Star Boy, Army Headquarters Battery 59th Antiaircraft Artillery Brigade, Overseas January 1, 1945, Theatre; Marianas Islands on Saipan, Killed in Action on June 8, 1945 in Saipan, Memorial in Oak Hill Cemetery
    Robertson, Don, listed on WWII Honor Roll list in Community Building, no other info available
    Rollins, Archie born 1919 died 1984
    Rothgeb, * Max entered svc. September 26, 1942
    Medical Corps, overseas June 16, 1944, theatre European, engagements; Northern France, Ardennes, Rhineland, Central Europe. returned to US December 8, 1945
    Rush, * Robert E., "Bob" entered svc. May 1945
    253rd Army Ground Froce Band, overseas March 1946, theatre Mediterranean, returned to US December 1946
    Ruble, * Clarence Lyle entered svc. May 18, 1942
    Army, theatre European, engagements; 338th Infantry, 85th Division in Italy, Rome Arno, North Apennines, Po Valley Campaign.
    Saunders, * James Allen, born 1907 died 1985
    entered svc. April 21, 1942 Transportation Corp, Army, overseas June 6, 1945 theatre; Asiatic-Pacific, returned to US October 20, 1945
    Sanders James "Sharkey" entered svc. February 25, 1941,
    Army, overseas March 3, 1943, theatre Southwest pacific, engagements; Completed 54 missions, 305 combat hours, returned to US March 29, 1944, Officers Reserve Corps.
    Sayre, * Bill E. born 4-22-1926 died 10-21-1983
    buried in Quito, Ecuador, South America has memorial stone in Oak Hill Cemetery, entered svc. July 22, 1944 Tank Destroyer, Cavalry, Quartermaster Special Services, overseas March 17, 1945, theatre Central Europe, retruned to US June 24, 1946
    Sayre, Donald Lloyd born 1928 died 1970
    Sayre, * Leroy, entered svc. March 3, 1943
    Mechanized Cavalry, overseas February 20, 1944, theatre European, engagements; Normandy, Northern France, Central Europe, Rhineland, returned to US November 16, 1945
    Sayre, * Robert A., entered Svc. August 1948
    Army, armored Field Arty. Bn.
    Schwatken, * Paul Everett, born 5-23-1919 died 6-20-2001
    entered svc. April 2, 1942 Air Force, overseas June 26, 1942 theatre Asiatic-Pacific, American, returned to US May 6, 1945
    Scott, Charles W. "Chuck" born 10-29-1913 died 3-17-1980,
    Army, 148th Inf. Div. Theatre; Pacific, Philippines
    Sears, * Burton entered svc. October 15, 1943
    Army, overseas May 2, 1944, theatre European, engagements; Normandy, Northern France, Rhineland, Central Europe, returned to US January 20, 1946
    Seaton, Allen T, born 9-20-1911 died 5-19-1977 Army
    Sewell, Joseph Calvin born 7-1-1923 died 7-2-1944,
    Air Force, 15th AF B-24 Gunner, Sergeant,killed over Budapest, Hungary
    Seybold, * Owen Dale, entered April 10, 1944,
    Navy, theatre; Pearl Harbor, Leyte, Okinawa, Dutch, New Guinea, Yokohama, Japan, Tokyo Bay
    Simmons, * James L. born 10-30-1920 died 1-23-1994
    entered svc. October 22, 1942, Army, overseas March 4, 1945, theatre Asiatic-Pacific, , returned to US January 14, 1946
    Simmons, Johnnie Wallace, Army, listed on WWII Honor Roll list in Community Building, no other info available
    Simmons, * Marion L. entered svc. January 10, 1944
    Army Signal Corps, overseas September 1944, theatre Asiatic-Pacific, engagements; Invasions on Leyte and Luzon, Philippines, returned to US January 30, 1946
    Skinner, Louis, listed on WWII Honor Roll list in Community Building, no other info available
    Smith, Billy Keith, born 6-7-1927 died 11-24-1951, Army
    Smith, Carl, listed on WWII Honor Roll list in Community Building, no other info available
    Smith, * Leroy entered svc. August 15, 1945, Marine Corps.
    Snodgrass, Joseph F. born 7-11-1921 died 2-15-1974
    Spaht, * Kenneth, entered svc. October 19, 1944
    Army, Overseas March 23, 1945, Theatre European, Engagements: Rhineland, Central Europe, returned to US August 11, 1946
    Sparks, Earl, listed on WWII Honor Roll list in Community Building, no other info available
    Sparks, * Lee Roy entered svc. January 26, 1944,
    Navy, Overseas August 11, 1944, Theatre Pacific, Engagements; Okinawa, Formosa, Luzon, Leyte, Philippines, Tokyo, Iwo Jima, Manila, returned to U.S. April 28, 1946
    Springer, * Dale William, entered svc. February 17, 1940
    Navy, A Gold Star Boy, Theatre; European-African-Middle Easter, Decorations; World War II Victory Medal, Fleet Bar, European-African-Middle Easter Medal, American Defense Medal, Purple Heart, Lost his life on October 10, 1944 in Mediterranean waters off Salerno, Memorial in Independence, Ks. Cemetery
    Stadalman, * William Franklin, "Bill", born 12-23-1911 died 8-26-1999 buried in Farm Ridge Cemetery, Elk City, Ks.
    entered svc. March 22, 1944 Navy, overseas December 1944, Theatre European, Engagements; Atlantic, Mediterranean, Speed run from Gibralter to Norfolk, VA. returned to US November 28, 1945,
    Stark, * Chas. Jr. entered svc. March 31, 1943
    Infantry, Gold Star Boy, Overseas September 9, 1944, Rank Staff Sergeant, Decorations; Bronze Star, awarded to him after his death for heroic achievement in action against the enemy on the 23rd and 24th of October 1944, Killed in Action in Germany, December 16, 1944 Memorial in Oak Hill Cemetery
    Stelting, Edd born 11-29-1915 died 11-28-1991, Army, POW
    Stephens, * Jack entered svc. November 19, 1941 Air Corp
    Stephens, * Russell, entered svc. April 1943 Army, Infantry
    Stephens, * Wilford, entered svc. February 14, 1942
    Medical Corps, Army, overseas July 1942, Theatre; South Pacific, New Guinea, australia, engagements; Burma, New Guinea, Papau, returned to US September 1944
    Stewart, Norman Lewis born 6-6-1930 died 11-16-1979, Air Force
    Stroble, * Ralph, entered svc. August 6, 1943
    Navy, Overseas October 5, 1943, Theatre Marshalls, Engagement Majuro, returned to US November 24, 1945
    Stroble, * Victor F. , entered svc. December 26, 1940
    Army Air Force, overseas January 28, 1943, Theatre; India-Burma, China and Central Burma, returned to US August 25, 1945
    Stong,* John W., entered svc. September 17, 1942
    Army, overseas January 22, 1942, Theatre; Asiatic, North West Territory, Canada, Returned to US March 1944
    Stong, Ralph, Army, born 12-6-1911 died 4-10-1983
    Stong, * Ross, born 2-28-1914 died 8-8-1998
    entered svc. February 2, 1944 Army, Infantry, overseas September 24, 1944, Theatre European, Engagements; Northern France, Rhineland, Central Europe, Ardennes, returned to US July 9, 1945
    Stong, * Wallace, entered svc. 1941
    Army, overseas August 1943, Theatre European, returned to US July 1945
    Stouder, Virgil, listed on WWII Honor Roll list in Community Building, no other info available
    Taggart Dr. Rex born in Elk City July 2, 1921 died November 18, 2002, burial in Arlington Cemetery.
    Served U.S. Navy, Pacific and Atlantic Arenas. Selected in the Navy V-12 Program.
    Info received from Obituary
    See more info on Dr. Rex Taggart

    Teats,* J. Lawrence entered svc. April 5, 1942
    Naval Reserve, Theatre - American, discharged March 31, 1945
    Thompson,* Glen, entered svc. March 22, 1944
    Armored Engineers, buried in Virginia
    Thompson, Wm Howard b. 6-30-1923, Rifleman, entered svc 3-15-1943
    Tipton, Wilbur Daniel, born 11-19-1916 died 3-31-1998
    Truitt, George Sherman born 1-5-1922 died 4-13-1976, Marines
    Truitt, PFC Rex Darwin, born 2-23-1925 entered Army 10-3-1943,
    7th Infantry Division, served in the Pacific Theater, engaged with the landing on Leyte, in the Philippines, and landed Okinawa on Easter Sunday 1945. He was killed in action on Okinawa on June 9, 1945. He was first buried in Okinawa, then in 1949 his remains were shipped to the U.S. and he was buried with full Military honors at Longton Cemetery. information received from sister of Darwin Truitt
    Tucker, * Dale, entered svc. November 27, 1942
    Cavalry, overseas January 18, 1945, Theatre - European, engagements Rhineland and Central Europe, returned to US July 27, 1945
    Tusing, Luke, listed on WWII Honor Roll list in Community Building, no other info available
    Vaughn,* Noel C., born 2-11-1925 died 12-21-1980
    entered svc. August 14, 1943 Infantry, overseas April 1, 1944, Theatre Italy, Engagement Rome-Arno, returned to US May 24, 1945
    Vaughn,* Raymond, entered svc. August 23, 1942
    Navy, overseas August 4, 1944, Theatre - Pacific, Engagements; Iwo Jima, Okinawa, Philippine Liberation, returned to US October 30, 1945
    Vaughn,* Verlyn, entered svc. May 24, 1943
    field artillery, overseas December 31, 1944, Theatre Southern Philippines, Engagements; Southern Philippines and Luzon, returned to US February 12, 1946
    Vineyard Paul Raymond, born 6-4-1924 died 7-6-1999, Army
    Wagner, Loren, listed on WWII Honor Roll list in Community Building, no other info available
    Wallace, Kenneth listed on WWII Honor Roll list in Community Building, no other info available
    Ward,* Claude A. Jr., entered svc. April 7, 1943 Air Corps, Theatre - American
    See more info on Lt. Col C. A. Ward
    Warren, Charles R., born 1917 died 1970, Navy
    Watts, Oklan R. born 6-2-1909 died 6-7-1988
    Weber,* Melvin E., born 3-12-1910 died 6-21-1983
    entered svc. September 10, 1943 723rd Engineers, overseas May 24, 1944, Theatre; Asiatic-Pacific, Engagement - New Guinea Campaign, returned to US March 16, 1945

    Welch, Curtis, listed on WWII Honor Roll list in Community Building, no other info available
    Welch, Loren, listed on WWII Honor Roll list in Community Building, no other info available
    Wheeler, Dorthy, listed on WWII Honor Roll list in Community Building, no other info available
    Wheeler, Warren, listed on WWII Honor Roll list in Community Building, no other info available
    Whistler, * Bill, entered svc. August 1, 1942
    Navy, Theatre; New Caledonia, New Hebrides, returned to US December 10, 1945
    Whistler, * Clayton, entered svc. April 26, 1943
    Army, overseas December 14, 1943, Theatre - Asiatic-Pacific, returned to US November 14, 1945
    Whistler,* Glen W., entered svc. December 8, 1941
    Navy, overseas March 31, 1943, theatre; Atlantic, Mediterranean, Pacific, engagements; African, Sicilian, Philippine Liberation, Okinawa, returned to US November 5, 1945
    Whistler, * Harry R., entered svc. October 22, 1942
    Navy, overseas February 2, 1944, Theatre; Atlantic, Caribbean, Pacific, Engagement - Marshall Islands, returned to US March 1, 1945
    Whistler,* Herbert O., entered svc. Februay 1, 1945
    Army, Theatre - Pacific, returned to US January 14, 1946
    Whistler,* Marvin "Pete", entered svc. October 19, 1944
    Air Corps, overseas November 14, 1945, Theatre - Asiatic-Pacific, returned to US September 30, 1946
    Whistler,* Olen, entered svc. January 7, 1942
    Air Corps, overseas February 17, 1942, Theatre; Southwest Pacific and European, returned to US September 1945
    Whistler,* Ray, entered svc. November 7, 1941
    3rd Armored Division, Army, overseas September 5, 1943, Theatre - European, Engagements; France, Normandy, Belgium, Germany, returned to US May 16, 1945
    Whistler,* Robert Lee, born 5-4-1927 died 3-30-1996 buried in San Diego,
    entered svc. February 1, 1946 Infantry, overseas June 21, 1946, Theatre - Japan, Returned to US March 27, 1947
    Whistler, Steryle Grant, born 10-2-1919 died 9-22-1999,
    buried in Robbins Cemetery, Montgomery Co., Kansas, Navy Theatre Pacific, 1941-1945
    Whitson,* Lloyd Leon, entered svc. March 5, 1948, 3rd Armored Dvision
    Whitson,* Orin Eugene entered svc. May 1948, 82nd Airborne Dvision
    Whitson, Norman Eugene born 5-22-1933 died 2-19-1996
    Whitson, Paul Raymond born 1-31-1917 died 12-29-1995 Marine, served in Pacific
    Wilson,* Cecil Charles, entered svc. April 2, 1942,
    Air Transport Comman, Theatre - Southwest Pacific
    Wilson,* Dean C., overseas April 1, 1946
    Air Corps, Theatre - South Pacific, returned to US February 7, 1947
    Wilson, * Merle E., overseas March 14, 1944
    Air Corps, Theatre European, Engagements; Europe, Normandy, North France, Rhineland, Central Europe, Ardennes, returned to US July 10, 1945
    Wilson, * Robert Louis, entered svc. February 19, 1943, Army Parachute Troops,
    overseas February 9, 1945, Theatre - European, Engagemetns; Rhineland, Central Europe, returned to US August 13, 1945
    Wilson, Thomas, listed on WWII Honor Roll list in Community Building, no other info available
    Wilson, Tilden, listed on WWII Honor Roll list in Community Building, no other info available
    Wilson,* Vernon E., born March 15, 1921 died 1959
    entered svc. October 1, 1942 Army Air Force, overseas October 20, 1943, Theatre - European, Engagements; with the 354th Fighter Group, the "Pioneer Mustang Group" of the 9th Air Force, served in England, France and Germany, returned to US October 3, 1945,
    Williams,* Charles B. entered svc. January 7, 1942
    Marines, overseas July 1942, Theatre; Asiatic & Pacific, Engagements; Battle of Guada Conalle and Iwo Jima,
    Willis,* William, entered svc. October 10, 1944
    Infantry, overseas March 1, 1945, Theatre European, Engagements Central Germany, returned to US August 11, 1946
    Witt,* Delbert Wayne "Sandy", entered svc. July 10, 1944
    Navy Air Corps, overseas December 1945, Theatre; Asiatic & Pacific, returned to US June 1946
    Witt, * Sterling "Jack", entered svc. September 11, 1942
    Navy, Seebee's 51st Battalion, overseas February 8, 1943, Theatre; Asiatic, American, Central Pacific, Ulithi, Saipan, Marcus Islands, returned to US December 22, 1945
    Wright, Bill J., Navy, entered svc. Feb. 1942, overseas 1943, returned 1944, discharged 12-7-1945,
    VP 101- Black Cat Squadron. info from Bill
    Wright,* Norma (Koger), Waves, see Koger, Norma
    Wright, Wilbur Ward born 7-30-1921 died 1-30-1981, Army
    York, * Lloyd, entered svc. June 15, 1942,
    Field Artillery, overseas January 10, 1944, Theatre European, returned to US March 2, 1946
    Zinn, Willis, listed on WWII Honor Roll list in Community Building, no other info available

    Elk City's Gold Star Boys from WWII
    Taken from the Service Men Book published in Elk City by the VFW and Businesses of Elk City in the late 1940's or 1950's, no publication date is listed. Many of the boys from our area who served our country in WWI and WWII are in this book. Listed on this page are only the Gold Star Bosy who gave up their life for our Country

    One Gold Star Boys from WWI is listed

    Gold Star Boys who died in WWII and are buried in the Memorial at Oak Hill Cemetery at Elk City, Kansas

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