World War II--Service Records

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 Joseph A. Larson "Bob"

 Cpl.

War

WW II

 

Branch

 Army Air Force

 

Company/Outfit

 

First Aircraft Repair Unit Floating in Pacific

Military Occupation

 

 

Entered Service

 

 

Period Served

 Aug. 19, 1942-Dec. 6, 1945

 

Where Served

Birmingham & Mobile Ala. and 14 mo. in Pacific 

 

Wounded

 No

 

Killed In Action

 No

 

POW

 

 

Date of Birth

 1916

 

Date Deceased

He was killed in a tractor accident on a farm near Ringstad, Ia. on Oct. 22, 1953.  He left a wife Arlene and 3 children: Robert C.- 8 1/2,Kathy-6, and Jerry L.-4.

 

Medals

 Good Conduct, Marksman-rifle

 

 

 

 

 James Weldon Lewis

 PHM 1st Class

War

 WW II

 

Branch

 US Navy and Marine Corps

 

Company/Outfit

 Co D. 2nd Med. Bn., 2nd Marine Div. FMF, YMS 119

Navy T Marines

Military Occupation

 US Combat Corpsman (medic)

 He was also a corpsman on a  hospital ship stationed just off Betio during Tarawa

Entered Service

 Aug.8, 1942

Norfolk, Va.

Period Served

 Aug. 8, 1942-Dec. 28, 1945

 

Where Served

American Area, Asiatic-Pacific 

 

Wounded

 No

 

Killed In Action

 No

 

POW

 No

 

Date of Birth

Nov.24, 1920

 

Date Deceased

 

 

Medals

Victory-World War II,  Good Conduct, American Campaign, 2nd Marine Division Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign with 3 battle stars

 Am. Campaign: he was a sailor on a minesweeper ship on patrol out of Pearl Harbor, Hawaii

Asiatic-Pacific Campaign: as a troop-ship corpsman during the battle of Tarawa, and as a combat corpsman during the Saipan and Tinian battles

 

 

 

 Meryl Lewis

 

War

 WW II

 

Branch

 Army

 

Company/Outfit

 

 

Military Occupation

 Tank Driver

 

Entered Service

 

 

Period Served

 Nov. 27, 1942-Nov. 1945

 

Where Served

 

 

Wounded

 

 

Killed In Action

 No

 

POW

 

 

Date of Birth

 1905

 

Date Deceased

 1978

 

Medals

 

 

 

 

 

 Roger Lewis

 Command Sgt. Major

War

 WW II, Korea, Vietnam

 

Branch

 

 

Company/Outfit

 Many

 

Military Occupation

 

 

Entered Service

 

 

Period Served

 1942-1966

 

Where Served

 

 

Wounded

No 

 

Killed In Action

 No

 

POW

 No

 

Date of Birth

 Feb. 15, 1921

 

Date Deceased

 

 

Medals

Other Information

 Many

Served as Post Commander for Walsh Post in 1946

 


 

 

 Lynn A. Lundstrom

 1st LT.

War

 WW II

 

Branch

 U.S. Air Force

 

Company/Outfit

43rd Bomb Gp 817th Bomb Squad 

 

Military Occupation

 

 

Entered Service

 

 

Period Served

 April 1944-Jan. 1946

 

Where Served

 Italy

 

Wounded

 

 

Killed In Action

 No

 

POW

 

 

Date of Birth

 1919

 

Date Deceased

 1984

 

Medals

 EAME Ribbon w/6 Bronze Stars

 

 

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Vernon Vernell Maas

 T/4

War

 WW II

 

Branch

 Army

 

Company/Outfit

 

 

Military Occupation

 

 

Entered Service

 

 

Period Served

 Nov. 19, 1940-Nov. 1945

 

Where Served

 Fort Ord, Calif.,Alaska, Aberdine, Maryland

 

Wounded

 

 

Killed In Action

 No

 

POW

 

 

Date of Birth

 1912

 

Date Deceased

 1948

 

Medals

 

 

 

 

 

 Roy R. McKean

Sgt.

War

 WW II

 

Branch

 Army

 

Company/Outfit

Combat Infantryman

 

Military Occupation

 

 

Entered Service

 

 

Period Served

July 17, 1942-Nov 4, 1945 

 

Where Served

Northern France, Rhineland 

 

Wounded

 

 

Killed In Action

 No

 

POW

 

 

Date of Birth

 1921

 

Date Deceased

 

 

Medals

 3 Bronze Stars,1 Silver Star

 

 

 

 

Lawrence Virgil McVicker

 1st LT.

War

 WW II

 

Branch

 Field Artillery

 

Company/Outfit

 382 Bn. F.A. with 103rd Inf. Div.

 

Military Occupation

 

 

Entered Service

 

 

Period Served

Sept. 1942-Jan. 1946 

 

Where Served

 European Theatre

 

Wounded

 Yes

 

Killed In Action

 No

 

POW

 No

 

Date of Birth

 Feb. 10, 1917

 

Date Deceased

 

 

Medals

 European Theatre, 4 Air medals, Purple Heart

 

 

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Eva Cook Miller

Mess Sgt.

War

WW II

 

Branch

WAC & Reg. Army 

 

Company/Outfit

 

 

Military Occupation

 

 

Entered Service

 

 

Period Served

Nov.30, 1942-Dec.13,1945

Mar. 14, 1946-Mar. 14, 1950

 

Where Served

USA & Germany 

 

Wounded

No 

 

Killed In Action

 No

 

POW

No 

 

Date of Birth

 

 

Date Deceased

 

 

Medals

 

 

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Maurice M. Miller

 1st LT.

War

 WW II

 

Branch

 US Army Air Corp.

 

Company/Outfit

10th Bombardment Squadron 

 

Military Occupation

 

 

Entered Service

 

 

Period Served

 

 

Where Served

Borinquen Field, Puerto Rico 

 

Wounded

 

 

Killed In Action

 Yes

 

POW

 

 

Date of Birth

1915 

 

Date Deceased

 1941

 

Medals

 

 

 

 

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Carlyle G. Moore M.D.

 1st. LT.

War

 WW II & Korea

 

Branch

 Infantry Medical Corps.

 

Company/Outfit

M. 112 Reg. 86 NG28th Inf. Div. 45

 Infantry Unit and M.D. Letterman Army Hospital(1950-51)

Military Occupation

 

 

Entered Service

 

 

Period Served

 July 1942-Jan 1946 & June 1950-June 1951

 

Where Served

Ardennes, Rhineland, Central Europe

 

Wounded

 Yes

 

Killed In Action

 No

 

POW

 No

 

Date of Birth

 1921

 

Date Deceased

 1983

 

Medals

European African Middle Eastern Campaign Medal w/3 Bronze Stars, American Campaign Medal, Bronze Star, Victory Medal/WW II, Purple Heart

 

 

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 Leslie J. Moore

 Captain

War

 WW II

 

Branch

 Army

 

Company/Outfit

 41st Evacuation Hospital, Veterinary Corp.

 

Military Occupation

 

 

Entered Service

 

 

Period Served

 Aug. 1942-Mar. 1946

 

Where Served

States-Ft. Leavenworth, Ft. Bragg, New York Port of Embarkation

 

Wounded

 

 

Killed In Action

 

 

POW

 

 

Date of Birth

 Nov. 17, 1919

 

Date Deceased

 

 

Medals

 

 

 

 

 

 Harris H. Mortenson

 Sgt.

War

WW II

 

Branch

Army 

 

Company/Outfit

 AUS

 603rd Med. TIC Co.

Military Occupation

Tank Driver 

 Qualifications MM w/ rifle

Entered Service

 

 

Period Served

May 5, 1945-Nov. 27, 1946 

 

Where Served

 

 

Wounded

 No

 

Killed In Action

 No

 

POW

 No

 

Date of Birth

 

 

Date Deceased

 

 

Medals

Asiatic-Pacific Theatre Ribbon, Victory Medal, Japan Occupation Medal, 1 Overseas service bar

 

 

 

 

Glen Harvey Nelson

Seaman 

War

WW II 

 

Branch

 Naval Reserve

 

Company/Outfit

 

 

Military Occupation

 

 

Entered Service

 

 

Period Served

 

 

Where Served

 

 

Wounded

 No

 

Killed In Action

 No

 

POW

 No

 

Date of Birth

 

 

Date Deceased

 

 

Medals

 

 

 

 

 

Vernon Pedersen

 PFC

War

 WW II

 

Branch

 Army

 

Company/Outfit

 

 

Military Occupation

 

 

Entered Service

 

 

Period Served

 Jan 5, 1946-July 23, 1947

 

Where Served

 Korea

 

Wounded

 

 

Killed In Action

 

 

POW

 

 

Date of Birth

 Dec. 24, 1925

 

Date Deceased

 

 

Medals

 

 

 

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 Adolph Peters

 Coxswain

War

 WW II

 

Branch

US Navy

 

Company/Outfit

NTC Great Lake, Ill 

 NB. NOB.-Navy-926

Military Occupation

 

 

Entered Service

 

 

Period Served

 May 2, 1945-Mar. 17, 1947

 

Where Served

 Guam

 

Wounded

 No

 

Killed In Action

 No

 

POW

 

 

Date of Birth

 1927

 

Date Deceased

 1981

 

Medals

 

 

 

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 Otto Fay Powell

 

War

 WW II

 

Branch

Air Force 

 

Company/Outfit

890 Signal Co. DEP. AVN

 

Military Occupation

 

 

Entered Service

 

 

Period Served

 Mar. 19, 1941-Sept. 19, 1945

 

Where Served

Central Europe

 

Wounded

No 

 

Killed In Action

 No

 

POW

 No

 

Date of Birth

 

 

Date Deceased

 

 

Medals

 Good Conduct w/1 Bronze Battle Star, Overseas Service Bars, Service Stripe

 

 

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 Robert R. Powell, Jr.

 Corporal

War

 WW II

 

Branch

 Army

 

Company/Outfit

Baty C 725th FA BN 

 

Military Occupation

 Heavy Machine Gunner

Served under Gen. Patton in the Rhineland

Entered Service

 

 

Period Served

 Feb. 14, 1942-Feb. 5, 1946

 

Where Served

Central Europe, Rhineland

 

Wounded

 No

 

Killed In Action

 No

 

POW

 No

 

Date of Birth

 

 

Date Deceased

 

 

Medals

Good Conduct, WW2 Victory Medal, American Camp Medal, European, African 

 

 

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 Clifton L. Rubis

 Captain

War

 WW II & Korea

 

Branch

Air Force 

 

Company/Outfit

 

 

Military Occupation

 

 

Entered Service

 

 

Period Served

1940-1948, 1951-1968

 

Where Served

China, India, Burma Campaign, WW2,Korean, European Theatre

 

Wounded

 

 

Killed In Action

 No

 

POW

 

 

Date of Birth

 

 

Date Deceased

 

 

Other Information

Flew C-47's & DC-3's

He was one of the original "flying sergeants" when he first became a pilot.