World War II--Service Records

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George Carson Sands

 SIC

War

 WW II

 

Branch

 USNR

 

Company/Outfit

Special Augmented 

 Hospital #6

Military Occupation

Operated water distillation plant for hospital on Okinawa 

 

Entered Service

 

 

Period Served

May 7, 1944-Dec.8, 1945

 

Where Served

 Okinawa

 

Wounded

 

 

Killed In Action

 No

 

POW

 No

 

Date of Birth

 Feb. 12, 1904

 

Date Deceased

 Nov. 12, 1979

 

Medals

 

 

 

 

 

Donald E. Schmeling 

 PFC

War

WW II

 

Branch

US Army

 

Company/Outfit

Co. F  355 ENGR

 

Military Occupation

 

 

Entered Service

 

 

Period Served

Continental

Foreign

5 mo. 20 days 

1 yr. 6 mo.(Aug. 8, 1944-Feb. 7, 1946)

Where Served

Rhineland, Central Europe

 

Wounded

No

 

Killed In Action

 No

 

POW

 No

 

Date of Birth

 Jan. 10, 1924

 

Date Deceased

 

 

Medals

Victory Medal, European-African-Middle Eastern Theatre Ribbon w/2 Bronze Battle Stars, 3 Overseas Service Bars, Good Conduct Medal

 

 

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Harold W. Schnell 

Tec 5

War

 WW II

 

Branch

 Army

 

Company/Outfit

 47th Armored Field Artillery Battalion, 5th Armored Div.

 

Military Occupation

 Reconnaissance Jeep Driver, Battalion Athletic Director, Chaplain Assistant

 

Entered Service

 

 

Period Served

 Oct. 1944-Aug. 1946

 

Where Served

 Europe

 

Wounded

 No

 

Killed In Action

 No

 

POW

 No

 

Date of Birth

 Oct. 12, 1925

 

Date Deceased

 

 

Medals

Victory Medal, American Theatre Ribbon, European African Middle Eastern Theatre Ribbon w/1Bronze Battle Star, Army of Occupation Medal, Good Conduct Medal

 

 

 

 

Claude Charles Shaffer

 St. Sgt.

War

 WW II

 

Branch

Army Air Force 

 

Company/Outfit

 2nd Gunnary Flight(Mechanic)

 335 Ftr. Squadron 8th Air Force

Military Occupation

Crew Chief

 

Entered Service/Discharge

 Apr.29,1942 at Ft. Des Moines, Ia.

 Nov. 23, 1945,Camp Grant, Ill.

Period Served

 April 1942

 

Where Served

 England-38 months

Kings Cliff, Ibswitch, Goxhill, Shrewsberry, Norwich, Leiston, Duxfford, Burry St.Edmonds in England

Wounded

No

 

Killed In Action

No 

 

POW

No

 

Date of Birth

Feb. 12, 1920 

 

Date Deceased

 Jan. 3, 1990

 

Other Information

Medals

 Training at Casey Jones Aeronautical School at Newark, New Jersey.

 1 Service Stripe, 6 Overseas bars, European-African-Middle Eastern Theatre Ribbon w/1 Bronze Battle Star, Good Conduct Medal, WW II Victory Medal

 

Milton D.impson

 

Milton Dean Simpson

 PFC

War

 WW II

 

Branch

Army

 

Company/Outfit

 Inf. Co. G.

 APO 15378

Military Occupation

 

 

Entered Service

 

 

Period Served

 European Area/France

 

Where Served

 

 

Wounded

 

 

Killed In Action

 Yes

 Battle of Brest in France

POW

 

 

Date of Birth

 

 

Date Deceased

 Sept. 15, 1944

 

Medals

 

 

 

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Harry Raymond Taylor

 CM3C

War

 WW II

 

Branch

 Navy

 

Company/Outfit

 90th USN Construction Battalion

 

Military Occupation

 

 

Entered Service

 

 

Period Served

 Nov. 3, 1942-Nov. 1945

 

Where Served

IWO Jima, Aleutian Islands

 

Wounded

 No

 

Killed In Action

 

 

POW

 

 

Date of Birth

1901 

 

Date Deceased

 1975

 

Medals

 

 

 

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 Kenneth E. Tuel

 Corporal

War

 WW II

 

Branch

 US Army

 

Company/Outfit

 285th Quartermaster Co.

 

Military Occupation

 

 

Entered Service

 

 

Period Served

 July 17, 1942-Nov. 4, 1945

 

Where Served

 E.T.O.

 

Wounded

 No

 

Killed In Action

 No

 

POW

 No

 

Date of Birth

 

 

Date Deceased

 

 

Medals

 

 

 

 

 Delmar Turpin

 

War

 WW II

 

Branch

 Navy

 

Company/Outfit

 USS Mobile

 

Military Occupation

 

 

Entered Service

 

 

Period Served

 1943-1945

 

Where Served

 South Pacific

 

Wounded

 No

 

Killed In Action

 No

 

POW

 No

 

Date of Birth

 

 

Date Deceased

 

 

Medals

 

 

 

 

 

 Dale L. Upward

 Corporal

War

 WW II

 

Branch

Army

 

Company/Outfit

Battery B. 985 Field Artillery

 

Military Occupation

Gun Crewman/Heavy Artillery-845 and Bar MM Rifle

 

Entered Service/Discharge

 Oct. 2, 1941-Ft. Des Moines, Ia.

Nov.1, 1945-Ft. Sheridan, Ill.

Period Served

 Oct. 2, 1941-Nov. 1, 1945

 

Where Served

Apennines, Po Valley 

 

Wounded

 No

 

Killed In Action

No

 

POW

 No,

 

Date of Birth

Nov. 22, 1919

 Greenville, Ia

Date Deceased

 Mar. 7, 1992

 

Medals

 American Defense Service Ribbon, American Theatre Ribbon, European-African-Middle Eastern Theatre Ribbon w/2 Bronze Battle Stars, Victory Ribbon, 1 Overseas Service Bar, 1 Service Stripe, Good Conduct Medal

 

 

 

 

 Ralph Wade

 Capt.

War

 WW II

 

Branch

 Army Air Force

 

Company/Outfit

 

 12 Fighter Squadron

Military Occupation

 

 

Entered Service

 

 

Period Served

 

 

Where Served

 South Pacific, Guadalcanal, New Caledonia

 

Wounded

 

 

Killed In Action

 Yes

 

POW

 

 

Date of Birth

 1917

 

Date Deceased

 1944

 

Medals

 

 

 

 

 

 Claude Willemssen

 Sgt.

War

 WW II

 

Branch

 Army

 

Company/Outfit

 Engineers

 ?

Military Occupation

 

 

Entered Service

 

 

Period Served

 May 1942-Oct. 1945

 

Where Served

 Germany, Italy, Belgium, etc.

 

Wounded

 No

 

Killed In Action

 No

 

POW

 No

 

Date of Birth

 1909

 

Date Deceased

 1984

 

Medals

 ? what kind

 

 

 

 

 Ed Wollner

 Sgt.

War

 WW II

 

Branch

 Army

 

Company/Outfit

 "F"

 303 Ordinance Battalion

Military Occupation

 

 

Entered Service

 

 

Period Served

 Sept. 1941-Jan. 1946

 

Where Served

European Theatre, England, France, Belgium, Germany

 

Wounded

 No

 

Killed In Action

 No

 

POW

 

 

Date of Birth

 Dec. 30, 1919

 

Date Deceased

 

 

Medals

 

 

 

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 Emil A. Zehnder

 T-3

War

 WW II

 

Branch

 Army

 

Company/Outfit

 517th ORD Co.

 

Military Occupation

 

 

Entered Service

 

 

Period Served

 Oct. 13, 1942-Aug 2, 1945

 

Where Served

 Luzon New Guinea, Philippines

 

Wounded

 No

 

Killed In Action

 No

 

POW

 No

 

Date of Birth

 1905

 

Date Deceased

 1980

 

Medals

 

 

 

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 Samuel W. Zehnder

 PFC

War

 WW II

 

Branch

 Army

 

Company/Outfit

 

 565th A.A.F.  B.U.

Military Occupation

 

 

Entered Service

 

 

Period Served

 Nov. 21, 1942-Ocy. 12, 1945

 

Where Served

 State Side West Coast

 

Wounded

 

 

Killed In Action

 

 

POW

 

 

Date of Birth

 Aug. 20, 1910

 

Date Deceased

 

 

Medals

 

 

 

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 Francis F. Zelinsky

 PFC

War

 WW II

 

Branch

 Army

 

Company/Outfit

 T42A  Co. E.

 

Military Occupation

 

 

Entered Service

 

 

Period Served

 Sept. 4, 1942-May 21, 1943

 

Where Served

 Camp Grant, Ill, Ft. Benning, GA.

 

Wounded

 No

 

Killed In Action

 No

 

POW

 

 

Date of Birth

 1921

 

Date Deceased

 1961

 

Medals

 

 

 

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 Everett William Zitterich

 Technician/4th Grade

War

 WW II

 

Branch

 Army

 

Company/Outfit

 Co. C. 40th Battalion

 Camp Crowder, Missouri

Military Occupation

Signal Corps- Automotive Mechanic-Second Echelon-(014)

 

Entered Service

 

 

Period Served

 Oct. 2, 1941-Oct. 14, 1945

 

Where Served

Aleutian Islands 

England

Feb. 11, 1942-Feb. 1945 

Wounded

 

 

Killed In Action

 No

 

POW

 No

 

Date of Birth

 1920

 

Date Deceased

 1978

 

Medals

 

Military Qualifications

Good Conduct Medal, American Defense Service Ribbon

Mechanics Badge,RifleM1, Mkm Rifle, Mi-SS, Sub MG Expert

 

 

 

 

 Leonard H. Zitterich

 Cpl.

War

 WW II

 

Branch

 Air Force

 

Company/Outfit

 Regular Air Force

 

Military Occupation

 

 

Entered Service

 

 

Period Served

 Jan 1944-May 1946

 

Where Served

 

 

Wounded

 No

 

Killed In Action

 No

 

POW

 No

 

Date of Birth

 Nov. 19, 1925

 

Date Deceased

 

 

Medals

 

 

 

 

 

 Leonard H. Zitterich

 Cpl.

War

 WW II

 

Branch

 Air Force

 

Company/Outfit

 

 

Military Occupation

 Radio and Radar Maintenance & Instructor

Air Force Bomber

 

Entered Service

 

 

Period Served

 Jan 1944-May 1946

 

Where Served

Stateside

 

Wounded

 No

 

Killed In Action

 No

 

POW

 No

 

Date of Birth

 

 

Date Deceased

 

 

Medals

 

 

 

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 Willard C. Zitterich

 T/3

War

 WW II

 

Branch

 Army

 

Company/Outfit

 

 237th Ord. Medium Maintenance Co.

Military Occupation

 

 

Entered Service

 

 

Period Served

 Jan. 1943-Dec. 1945

 

Where Served

 Pacific

 

Wounded

 

 

Killed In Action

 

 

POW

 

 

Date of Birth

 1922

 

Date Deceased

 1984

 

Medals

Good Conduct Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Service Medal, WW2 Victory Medal