AAGARD, Eugene J. 81st Division, 322nd Regiment. He was a Technical Sergeant when he was wounded on Anguar. He was eventually promoted to First Sergeant. He was the recipient of the Bronze Star and the Purple Heart. He resides in Levan. UT.
+ AASHEIM, Raymond, PFC and machine gunner. Company A, 1st Bn, 1st Marines. He was killed in action at Peleliu on September 17, 1944. Raymond also served in combat at Cape Gloucester in the New Britain Islands. His remains were returned to the U.S. in 1950 and he is buried in the McCallsburg Cemetery in McCallsburg, IA. His brother Les would appreciate any correspondence or information from anyone who served with Raymond either at Cape Gloucester or Peleliu in Company A of the 1st Battalion of the 1st Marines. His email address is email@example.com
ABBOTT, Clarence Jr. - Pvt - B Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn.
ABEL, Charles I. - Pvt - B Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. - Now deceased.
ABERNETHY, Felix B. - PFC - C Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn. - Now deceased.
ABRAHAMSON, Rolland G. - Cpl - A Co. 3rd Armored Amphibian Bn. - Now deceased.
ABREU, Joseph F. 81st "Wildcat" Division. Lives in Massachusetts. Family contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
ACHILLES, Lloyd W. - Pvt - B Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. Lloyd W. Achilles passed away on July 8th, 2008.
* ACKERMANN, George W., Corporal. 6th AMTRAK USMC. Was wounded and recieved purple heart on Peleliu. email@example.com
ACKERSON, Leonard C. - PFC - B Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn. - Now deceased.
+ ADAMS, Claude Davis, Corp. USMCR. Killed in Action on Peleliu, September 20, 1944.
ADAMS, Douglas W. of Georgia. Weapons CO, 5th Regiment, 1st Marines.
ADAMS, George Lee - SGT - USMC Infantry Division attached to VMF-121, Air Group 11. - Now deceased.
*ADAMS, Ralph N. of Virginia. Rifleman C15 CO, 1st Battalion, 1st Marines, 5th Regiment. ElsieAdams@area-net.co
ADZICK, Mike, Sgt. Marine Air Wing. Mike died shortly after the war from cancer. His nephew would be most pleased to hear from anyone who knew Mike. AGlogovac@aol.com
AGNONE, Anthony Robert, Corporal. 1st Marine Division, 1st BN, 1st Platoon. Family contact: Dmarosezzz@aol.com
* AHNER, Leonard D., Cpl. K-3-5. From Huntington, IN. KIA on Okinawa.
AHO (AHOYT), George E. Platoon SGT, 5th Marines, 2nd Battalion. Enlisted in the USMC in 1936. Served as a Platoon Sergent for Fox Co, 5th Mar, 2nd Bat on Guadalcanal, also fought at Cape Gloucester, Peleliu, Okinawa and Korea. Retired as Master Sergent and served several years in the US Border Patrol. Died in 1974. He changed his last name to "AHOYT" sometime during his active duty career. I would enjoy hearing from anyone who knew of him, in particular, what unit he was with on Peleliu. Family contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
AIELLO, Dominic "Duke", Sgt. - Graduated from Syracuse University with a teaching degree - Long-time, respected industrial arts teacher with the Herkimer County school system in Utica, NY, retiring in 1983 - Deceased 12/98.
AINLEY, Howard B. - PFC - A Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn.
AKERS, Orbra L. - PFC - H&S Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn.
ALDERMAN, Owen O. - PFC - B Co. Sixth Amphibian Bn. Now deceased.
ALEVSTAD, Kenneth, T4 - A Company, 710th Tank Battalion, 81st Inf. Div. “A good tanker.”
ALEXANDER, Gerard - 1st Lt. - H&S Co. Sixth Amphibian Bn. - Now deceased.
ALEXANDER, Jack C. - PFC - A Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn.- Now deceased.
ALFIERI, Adolph - PFC - A Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn.
ALFRED, William J. - PFC - A Co. Sixth Amphibian tractor Bn.
+ ALLEN, Lavern Kenneth, PFC, USMC. Killed in Action on Peleliu, September 19, 1944.
* ALICK, Kenneth Albert, 336992, PFC, E CO, 2nd BN, 1st Marines, 1st PLT
ALLEN, J. DAN, PFC. 1st Signal Company, 1st Marine Division. Landed on Peleliu on D-Day, Sep. 15, 1944, and fought the Japs until relieved by the Army 81st Division about a month later. P.O. Box 6801, Louisville, KY 40206.
ALLEN, Ray C. - PFC H&S - Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. - Now deceased.
+ ALLEN, Roger R. - PhM 2 - H&S Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn. - KIA 10/6/44.
ALLEN, William Lewis, Cpl - now deceased. I just received my Dad's service record, and was prompted to search for more information. His record shows that he served on Peleliu from 15Sep44 - 30Sep44. He was a corporal when discharged in Sep45. I don't know what rank he held during the fighting. He also fought at Cape Gloucester, Talasee and Okinawa. Family contact: email@example.com
ALLISON, James Byron, Pvt. K Company, Third Battalion, First Regiment, First Marine Division. He was one of the thousands of Marines who stormed the beaches of Peleliu on Sept. 15, 1944. He was a "runner" and carried messages from Platoon to Company. He was in the Peleliu campaign for "about a month", to quote him, and was then sent back to Pavuvu with his Division for replacements and training for the invasion of Okinawa. James B. Allison died on October 12, 1996, of lung cancer, in Red Lodge, Montana. He was a proud Marine to the end.
ALSPAUGH, William O. - Pvt - C Co. Third Armpored Amphibian Bn. - Now deceased.
+ ALTOM, LONNIE E. PFC. 1st Marine Division, A Co, 1st Bn, 7th Regiment, 1st Platoon. Killed in action on 9/17/44 at Peleliu. He was also a veteran of Guadalcanal and Cape Gloucester campaigns. Was in first wave at Peleliu and was carrying a Bazooka. Reported as leading a fire team on morning he was killed. Known friends were Woody Evans, Paul Eaton, "Tex" Dodson, and Frank Rees. His family would like to hear from anyone who knew him. Please contact his nephew Eddy Bass of Ardmore, OK via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
ALVERSON, Troy P. - PFC - C Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn. - Now deceased.
AMANTIA, Anthony - PFC - H&S Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn.
* AMARAL, Edward A., Sgt., Squad Leader, Marine Assault Rifle Co. B, 1st Battalion, 5th Marines, 1st Marine Division. Bronze Star & Purple Heart awarded for action on Peleliu. Deceased 1987. Family contact: email@example.com
+ AMDUR, Gil. K-3-5. Killed in action on October 3, 1944.
AMOS, George L. Jr. - PhM 2 - H&S Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn.
George passed away in 1967. His nephew Brad Johnson would like to hear from anyone who remembers him. firstname.lastname@example.org
* AMOS, Hollie C. - PVT - B Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. - WIA 9/15/44 - Now deceased.
ANDERSEN, Clarence A. - Sgt - C Co. Sixth Amphibiam Tractor Bn. - Now deceased.
* ANDERSEN, Merle G. - PFC - B Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. - WIA 9/18/44.
+ ANDERSON, Edwin P. - Cpl - B Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. - KIA 9/15/44.
ANDERSON, Einar A. - PFC - H&S Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn.
+ ANDERSON, Eugene O., 1st Marine Division, Corpman. Received the Silver Star for Gallantry in Action on September 15, 1944, at Peleliu. His leg was run over by a tank while giving medical attention to a fellow marine. His leg was crushed and had to be amputated. He refused medical treatment so that he could continue to help those wounded. He ended up dying of infection. Born on a leap year he was the youngest to ever serve and the youngest to ever die for his country. Family contact: email@example.com.
ANDERSON, Fredrick, T5 - A Company, 710th Tank Battalion, 81st Inf. Div. “A good tanker.”
ANDERSON, James C.,Cpl. K-3-5. Lived in Cameron, Wisconsin, now deceased. In the course of the battle on Peleliu, James lost his canteen which had his girlfriend’s name on it and his hometown in Wisconsin. That canteen was returned to him before he died after a young treasure hunter found it and got in touch with the family.
ANDERSON, Loyall (Pete) David. One of the first to land. He talked Little about Peleliu, however, on rare occasions when he actively Exercised his elbow a story would come out. He was sitting in a cave, alone, when a Japanese soldier entered, naked. Pete had to throw his canteen as it was his closest weapon. The Japanese ran to the nearest ridge. 321 RCT people began firing at the Japanese alternately from one side of the ridge, then the other. When the Japanese was near safety both sides opened up basically evaporating the enemy. Pete received a Bronze Star for action that was not discussed. Family contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
ANDERSON, Norvall J. _ PFC - H&S Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn. - Now deceased.
ANDERSON, Robert L, PFC. He was assigned to Company B, 1st Battalion, 5th Marines. On January 16, 1945, he wrote a letter to the family of PFC Gene L. McDonald, who was killed in action on 26 September 1945 on the North West side of the island the day after the Radio Tower was taken. If anyone knows PFC Anderson, or how he could be contacted please contact me at PBStanford1@bellsouth.net
* ANDRASOVSKY, Henry W. GySgt, USMC (Ret). A Co., 1st Bn, 7th Marines. Landed on Peleliu on 15 September 1944, on Orange 3. He was wounded twice on D Day, but received only one Purple Heart Medal. While waiting to be evacuated, he was hit again by mortar fire. At the time he was a Corporal. Corky1701@aol.com
ANDREJKO, Elmer - PFC - C Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn. - Now deceased.
ANDRUS, Horace G. - PFC - A Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn.
APPLEGATE, William O. Jr. - Pvt - B Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn.
+ ARBISIT, Michael M., PFC. E Company, 2nd Bn, 1st Marines. From Missouri. KIA from mortar fragments on 16 September 1944 on Peleliu. Buried in Plot A, Row 4, Grave 14 at the Manila American Cemetery.
ARDITO, Louis F. - PFC - B Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn.
ARELLANES, Charles B. Fought with the 81st Infantry Division (Wildcats), U.S. Army, at Peleliu. He also served his country in Korea. He is now deceased.
ARENZ, Leon E. - Cpl - H&S Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn. - Now deceased.
ARMSTRONG, Lester R. - PFC - A Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. - Now deceased.
*ARMSTRONG, Max, SGT - A Company, 710th Tank Battalion, 81st Inf. Div. , Received Purple Heart for injuries received in combat. “A good tanker.”
*ARMSTRONG, Samuel, 1st LT - A Company, 710th Tank Battalion, 81st Inf. Div., Received Purple Heart for injuries received in combat. “Good man and great leader!”
ARMSTRONG, Wallace. 2nd Amtrac Bn, attached to the 2nd Marine Division. Lives in Torrance, CA. Wdoarm@aol.com
+ ARNOLD, John “Jack” Ryver, PFC. C-1-1-1, KIA 20 September 1944.
ARNOLD, William Price, 347034, Corporal, E CO, 2nd BN, 1st Marines, 1st PLT
ARTHURHULTZ, Clyde. Fought with the 81st Infantry Division, 321st Infantry Regiment. He served in combat with the line company; Company C of that regiment. He was later transferred to the postal section of Division Headquarters. email@example.com
ARTLIP, George Stanley. First Marine Division. firstname.lastname@example.org
*ARTMAN, Irwin, CPL - A Company, 710th Tank Battalion, 81st Inf. Div., Received Purple Heart for injuries received in combat. “A good tanker.”
* ASH, Carroll L. First Marine Division. Received the Purple Heart with a gold star for wounds received at Peleliu. He was from Ashland, NH. He passed away in December 1999.
+ ASH, Robert M. Ash, Major. 5th Reg. He was reported to be the youngest Marine ever to become a Major. He was killled on landing the first day.
ASHBY, Ralph H. - PFC - B Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn.
ASHER, Richard P. - PFC C Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn.
ASHLEY, Irvan H., Pvt. 81st Infantry, Company 323rd, deceased.
ASKEY, Robert S., Sgt., I-3-11. Now lives in Oregon, Ohio.
ASTON, Jake. Corpsman with E & G-2-5 at New Britain, Peleliu, and Okinawa. email@example.com
ATEN, Harry S. Jr. - Pvt - B Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn.
* ATHERTON, Darville E. - PFC. 1st Marine Division, C Co., Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn. Darville served two years in the U.S. Marine Corps, 1st Division. He was very proud of his tour of duty in the Marines, and often said, "Once a Marine, always a Marine." He enlisted during World War II and saw action in the South Pacific theater, helping take Guadalcanal, and being present and seeing the famous flag raising on Iwo Jima. He suffered a head wound when the landing craft he was in was blown up as they reached the beach on Pelilieu, where he received a 30 percent disability, and for which he was decorated with the Purple Heart. As he and other wounded personnel were being flown to the Army hospital on Guadalcanal, the plane he was in crash landed on a jungle island, leaving Darve with many memories that remained fresh in his mind throughout the years. He said that after the plane came to rest, he shook the pilot's hand and thanked him for landing them safely. Darve would always smile and chuckle as he related that the pilot told him he "could've done better if he'd had a runway." Before being honorably discharged, he served in China. Darville was born June 17, 1925. He accepted Christ as a youngster, being baptized in a horse tank. He married Sammie Lee Doughterty on Jan. 5, 1947, and had four sons. Darville died on July 9, 2007.
ATHERTON, Mick: I was unable to respond to your email message about your father. Maybe your email address was incorrect? firstname.lastname@example.org I have questions. Please contact us again.
+ ATKEISSON, Louis James, Private. Joined Company B, 1st Battalion, 5th Marines, May 1944. Enlisted into the Marines 23 December 1943. Basic training, San Diego, CA. 14 June 44, embarked and sailed for Noumea, New Caledonia, via USS Minetaka; 19 June 44, arrived and disembarked at Pavuvu, Russell Islands. Embarked on board LST # 658 on 25 Aug 44, at Favuvu, Russell Islands and sailed there from on 26 Aug 44. Participated in field exercises and landing operations at Guadalcanal, B.S.I. from 27 Aug 44 to 4 Sept 44. Arrived and landed against enemy forces at Peleliu Island, Palau Islands on 15 Sept 44. Participated in offensive and defensive operations against the enemy, Peleiu Island from 15 Sept 44 to 26 Sept 44. Wounded in action: 16 Sept 44, Killed in action: 26 Sept 44 Peleliu Island. Remains interred in the United States Armed Forces Cemetery, Peleliu Island, Palau Islands, grave # 209, Section 1. Anyone who served with Louis can contact me at email@example.com
* ATKINSON, Everett (Bill), Sgt. G-2-5 1st Mar. Div. Cape Gloucester, Talasea. Wounded in action atop Bloody Nose Ridge, Peleliu. Now lives in St. Petersburg, FL. his e-mail address is: firstname.lastname@example.org
ATWELL, Thomas A. - PFC - C Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn.
AUBERT, Harold L. - PFC - A Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. - Now deceased.
AUBIN, Arthur J. Jr. - PFC - A Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. - Now deceased.
AUBUCHON, Andy. Landed on Anguar and a few days later on Peleliu with the 321st Infantry Battalion. Now lives in North Carolina.
AUDAS, Roy E. - PFC - A Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. - Now deceased.
*AUGUST, Edward, LCpl and machine gunner, C Company, 1st Bn, 1st Marines. He was wounded during the overnight fight to hold Hill 100. Ed August was also a veteran of the Cape Gloucester and Okinawa campaigns. He passed away in October 1995, and is buried in Tracy, California. Family contact: CAugust@Anteon.com
* AULT, David C. K-3-5.
AUTREY, Earnest W. - PFC - H&S Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn. - Now deceased.
* AXDAHL, Gilbert J., Sgt. A member of the 81st Wildcats. He was wounded in action but the man next to him died which resulted in saving Gilbert's life. Gilbert died 3/28/99.
BACCILE, Paul Tripoli, 340414, PFC, E CO, 2nd BN, 1st Marines, 1st PLT
BACHELOR, John A. - Pvt - 1st Marine Division, Third Armored Battalion. John died suddenly of a heart attack on December 3, 1987. His family is grateful for his and all of the Americans' service. Any information about John's Marine experiences would be greatly appreciated. His family may be contacted through his grandon: email@example.com
* BACIGALUPO, James Edward Jr., PFC, 810410. H-F CO, 2nd Bn, 1st Marines. Landed White-2 beach. MG crewman 604 and Automatic Rifleman 746. Wounded and evacuated on 9/19. James lived in Tennessee. He died on October 21, 1999.
BACKEY, Charles Wade. 1st Marine Division. Currently resides in Spring Hill, FL.
BACKLUND, Adolph. Fought on Anguar Island. As of 1999 he is 83 years old and lives in Kingsford, MI and is a retired paper mill worker. His son James may be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
* BACKOUS, Howard T. - PFC - H&S Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. - WIA 9/19/44.
+ BACON, Gilbert D. - PFC - A Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn. - KIA 10/7/44.
BACON, James R. - CPL - C Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. Contact: email@example.com.
BAEHR, Fred J. He was a riflemen in Co. F, 2nd Bn, 1st Marines. Fred died in November of 1999. His relatives were very touched by his military burial. They felt very grateful to be Americans and had never been so awe inspired and thankful.
BAGWELL, Clinton O. Navy Corpsman, G-2-5, New Britain and Peleliu. Now deceased.
BAILEY, Connor E. - PFC - B Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn.
* BAILEY, Daniel, E. - PFC - D Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. - WIA 10/6/44.
* BAILEY, David P. K-3-5.
* BAILEY, Galen F., Tech Sergeant, 81st Infantry Division (Wildcats), 323rd Regiment, 1st Bn, Company I, 1st Platoon. Fought at Ulithi, Anguar, and Peleliu. Was severely WIA by Mortar fire on "Bloody Nose Ridge" at 4:00 PM on Oct. 28, 1944. He was awarded a full Athletic Scholarship as a Punter & Fullback to PENN STATE University, playing several seasons prior to entering the Service at the begining of the War. Galen passed away on June 2, 2005, on his 86th birthday.. Family contact: Son Gary Bailey firstname.lastname@example.org.
BAILEY, Gene W. 1st Marine Division, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marines. Contact: email@example.com
BAILEY, John W. Jr. USN -Phm 2/C- S&S Co. 1st. Ser. Battalion 1st. Marine Division. Served with the 1st. Marine Division on Peleliu from Sept. 15 to November 8 when the Division returned to Pavuvu, Russell Islands to reform and train for the Okinawa Campaign. He also served with the Division in New Guinea, New Britain and Okinawa. John has a six hundred page manuscript written more or less in novel form describing life in the Division, it is titled "Come Ye Back a Hero." He is presently getting it ready for publication. He can be reached by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org John now resides at 1327 Forest Dr. in Santa Paula, CA 93060.
BAIRD, Fredrick C. - PFC - C Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn.
BAIRD, Homer, Jr - Pvt - A Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn.
BAIRD, William V. - PFC - A Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn. - Now deceased.
BAISE, William. 50 Cal. machine gunner attached to 317th Field artillery 81st Wildcat Division. Now residing in New Berlin, IL. Looking for correspondence with anyone from 81st. Landed at Anguar. Is present commander for 1999 81st reunion in Springfield, IL. Can be contacted at 217-478-3021. or by email: email@example.com
BAKER, George R. - PFC - B Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn.
BAKER, Kenneth J. - Pvt - B Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn.
BAKER, Lewis M. - Cpl - D Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn.
BAKER, Ralph Jr. - Pvt - H&S CO. Third Armored Amphibian Bn.
BAKER, Robert Clair. Served with I/3/11 on Cape Glouster, Peleliu, Okinawa and China. He taught high school history in Minneapolis and always shared stories with my brother and I about his service. We first heard the word Peleliu as very young boys. My father passed away from kidney disease after having been on dialysis for nine years. I never saw anyone more strong willed than my dad. He claimed the kidney problems stemmed from drinking bad water from the contaminated drums of water on Peleliu. Anyone who knew my father please feel free to contact me at any time. Mike Baker: firstname.lastname@example.org
+ BAKER, Roye E. - PFC - A Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn. - KIA 9/15/44.
BALCOMB, Edward Lewis, Sgt. 81st Wildcat Division, Company A, 323rd Infantry. Son Edward may be reached at: email@example.com
+ BALDWIN, Floyd T. - Pvt - A Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. - KIA 9/15/44.
* BALDWIN, James, Cpl. 2nd Bn, 1st Marines. Now lives in Palm Harbor, FL.
BALDWIN, Richard L. 1943-1946. 1st Marine Division; 1st Battalion under Chesty Puller. Radioman 3rd class and naval gunfire spotter. This was an experience for him that has affected his entire life.
* BALISH, Gerald C., Cpl. 1st Marine Division, 5th Marines, Rifleman. Participated in action at Peleliu, Palau Island, September 15, 1944, and at Okinawa, Ryukyu Island, June 1945 and in the occupation of China October 11, 1945 - January 14, 1946. Wounded in action September 15, 1944. Resides in Mentor, OH and can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org
BALKA, Herman E., Lcpl. Field Combat Radio Operator, 1st Signal Co., 5th Marines, landed on Orange 1 around 10AM on D-Day, 9/15. Also fought at Cape Gloucester and Okinawa. Family contact: Edward Balka at email@example.com
BALL, Richard. USN. Drove an amtrac at Peleliu (third wave). Went on to serve at the invasion of the Phillipines and also at Okinawa. Retired from USN in 1964. He is still living, and serving in South Africa as a missionary. Family contact: Robert_M_Walsh@icpmech.navy.mil
BALL, Robert E. - PFC - H&S Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn.
BALTAZOR, Frank J. - PFC - C Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn.
BALTES, Frank - 33rd Seabees 1st Marine Division Shore Party, September 15, 1944.
Ammo Carrier, Stretcher Bearer. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org. Read about Frank.
BALZER, Winton E., Lt. VMF 114 - Now deceased. Family contact: email@example.com
BANE, Thomas H., Sr. Private. 81st Wildcats. Now deceased. His son Thomas Jr. has a copy of the Company's campaign book as well as a Jap rifle and bayonet. firstname.lastname@example.org
BARABAS, Alex, T5 - A Company, 710th Tank Battalion, 81st Inf. Div. “A good guy!”
BARANYI, Edward - PFC - C Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn.
BARAZSU, Peter, SGT - A Company, 710th Tank Battalion, 81st Inf. Div. “A really good man and drew the Mac Arthur pencil sketch.”
+ BARBUSCHAK, George E. - Pvt D Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. - KIA 10/9/44.
* BARDEN, William J. He was a Sergeant in the Marine Corps, Pacific Theater, WW II. He was wounded in combat in the Battle of Peleliu, awarded the Purple Heart and Presidential Citations. He passed away on 5/2/13 at the age of 93.
BAREGI, John R. - Pvt B Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn.
BARGER, Palmer Eugene. He served in Battle as the #1 Machine gunner in either the 321st or 322nd Infantry Regiment. He was awarded 3 Bronze Stars with the "V" and spent his entire time in the service without serious injury. Pal has 26 battle stripes on his old uniform. I believe they denote a specific amount of time in a battle zone. If anyone has any information about these I would really like to know more. Presently, Pal resides in my care in Arkon, Alabama. He was born in 1920 near Tuscaloosa, Alabama and has a pretty good memory of events at Anguar, Peleliu and one other major battle. He also talks regularly about how pretty the girls were in New Caledonia. He is will be 87 in August 2007 and I would like to present him with a special gift for his service to this Country while his mind and body are still in good shape. He has had some heart problems and a couple battles with pneumonia the last couple years but I think he may live to be 100. If anyone is still living that knew of or served with Pal , Please contact me, Ronald Lewis, at 334-287-3527, RONALDK.LEWIS@cemex.com
BARKSDALE, John Roger, Jr. Private First Class. 1st Marine Division. Rifleman & Radio Operator.
BARLOW, Thomas Harvey, 353579, PFC, E CO, 2nd BN, 1st Marines, 1st PLT
+ BARNES, Kenneth J. Cpl. 1st Marines, 1st Division, FMF. KIA 19 September 1944 at Bloody Nose Ridge, Peleliu. Veteran of the Canal and the Cape before Peleliu. Cpl. Barnes joined the Marines 12/5/1941 and served until being KIA leading a machine gun squad on Peleliu. at the age of 20 after 27 months in the Pacific and 4 days before his unit was relieved with 71% KIA or severely wounded. His remains were returned home and burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery, Lackawanna, NY. Cpl. Kenneth (aka Kenny) was born in 1924. He was the oldest of 13 children. Family contact: email@example.com
BARNES, Robert O. - PFC - D Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. - Now deceased.
BARONE, Benjamin L. - PFC A Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn.
+ BARRET, John E. "Moose". 2LT. K-3-5. He was the First Platoon Leader and was wounded, later dying in the field hospital during a Japanese counterattack on October 12, 1944.
* BARRETT, Donald D. Squad Leader in the 1st Platoon of Able company, First Bn, 7th Marines. Of the 17 men in his squad that came ashore with him on Orange Three, he was the only one to return. Every man in his squad was either killed or wounded included Donald who caught shrapnel from a knee mortar in his left foot, putting him out of action for the rest of the campaign. Donald may be reached by email: DaytonDon@aol.com
BARNES, L.E. --- DO YOU KNOW THIS MAN? A Marine who visited the island of Peleliu in 1993 for a Battle Study found a canteen deep in the jungle. The name L.E. Barnes and the state word of "Indiana" is carved in it also. This Marine would like to find the original owner. Please contact GySgt James A. Fernow with any information firstname.lastname@example.org
BARRINGER, Raymond W. - PFC D Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. - Now deceased.
BARROW, Ted J. "Tex", Cpl. K-3-5. Received a Silver Star. From Kemp, TX.
+ BARRY, John E. - Pvt - B Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. - KIA 9/19/44.
BARTKIEWICZ, Stanley Anthony; Staff Sergeant, VMF (N) 541 USMC, Aircraft Armorer. Deceased as of October 2006. Family email email@example.com
+ BARTLETT, George W., Jr. NCB 33, "KIA" 10 Oct. 1944 -Peleliu
BARTLETT, Robert Walter, Pfc., Fleet Marine Forces, Ist Division. Family contact: Rapidrod16@aol.com
BASORE, Ralph C., PFC, 81st. Division, 321 Regiment, Company G. A veteran of Peleliu, Anguar, and Leyte. Currently lives at 213 Andrews Blvd. E. Dr., Plainfield, Indiana 46168 and would love to hear from some of his "Wildcat" buddies. E-mails can be sent c/o his son at MickBas526@aol.com
BATCHELOR, Frank. K-3-5. Currently resides in Florida.
BARTHULI, Robert C - PFC - B Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn.
BARTON, Harold B. - PFC - A Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. - Now deceased.
BASALEGO, John - PFC - C Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn.
BASSETT, Richard W. - PFC - D Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. Richard fought in Peleliu, Okinawa and served during the occupation of Japan. He is now living in Alexandria, Indiana and is married with two children, 5 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. He still works as a tool and die maker. Please contact him through his granddaughter, Valerie at Val71275@aol.com
BASSLER, Charles T. - Pvt - B Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn.
* BATES, W.A. 81st Infantry Division ("Wildcats"), 321st Regiment (U.S. Army). Wounded at Peleliu by a Japanese bayonet to the leg. He was sent to Guadalcanal to recuperate. He was awarded the Purple Heart, which his grandson James now possesses. He survived the war but is now deceased. His grandson may be contacted by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
BATKA, Frank, S/SGT - A Company, 710th Tank Battalion, 81st Inf. Div. “Friendly and a good soldier.”
* BAUER, Stanley R. K-3-5.
+ BAUERSCHMIDT, Bill. 2 Lt., 3rd Platoon Leader. K-3-5. Killed in action on October 3, 1944.
+ BAUSELL, Lewis K., Corporal. 1st Bn, 5th Marines, 1st Marine Division. Posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor. On Sept. 15, 1944, Corporal Bausell threw himself on a grenade, taking the full blast of the explosion and sacrificing his own life to save his men. Corp. Bausell was from Pulaski, Virginia.
* BAUGH, Jack W. K-3-5.
+ BAXTER, Thomas R. K-3-5. Killed in action on October 5, 1944.
BAYER, Arthur A., Pvt, 81st Infantry Division. After WW II, Arthur returned to Chicago, IL. He enjoyed life with family and friends, and maintained an upbeat attitude despite a battle with throat cancer. He died at the Illinois Soldiers and Sailors Home in Quincy, IL in 1986. My family will always remember Arthur as a devoted brother and uncle. If you knew Arthur, please contact me at your earliest convenience. My name is William Carey and I can be reached at email@example.com
BEAMAN, Robert W. - PFC - A Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn.
BEAMER, William F. Jr. - Pvt. - B Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn.
BEARDEN, Walter L. Jr. - Pvt - B Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn.
BEARDSLEE, Clyde A. - Pvt - D Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. - Now deceased.
BEASLEY, Ballard F. - Sgt - H&S Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn. - Now deceased.
BEASLEY, Billy, SGT - A Company, 710th Tank Battalion, 81st Inf. Div. , Received Silver Star for heroism. “A good tanker.”
+ BEATTY, Ivan C. - Pvt. - B Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. - KIA 9/15/44.
BEAUCAGE, Emile J. Jr. - PFC - B Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn. - Now deceased.
BEAVER, Logan Clarence. VMF 121 Marine Fighting Squad, 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing. Served on Peleliu from September, 1944 until October, 1945 as a radio repairman. As of 5/00, Mr. Beaver is 82 years old and lives in Bentonville, Arkansas. Contact him via his son-in-law: John D. Key at firstname.lastname@example.org
+ BEAZLEY, Ralph P. PFC K-3-1 KIA 16 Sept. on the "POINT". Nephew would appreciate any info. Jim Beazley, P.O. Box 816, Forrest City, AR 72336 or email email@example.com
BECHTEL, Robert V. - PFC - A Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. - Now deceased.
BECK, Daniel W. - PFC - A Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn. - Now deceased.
BEDNAR, George J. Marines, Sgt. 1st Division. He was from Phila.,Pa. , and died in 1948 of malaria. His wife was pregnant with their son George. George was also on Guadalcanal twice, and other islands. He made Sgt., but was discharged a corporal. Family contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
BEEBE, David B. - PFC - A Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn.
BEECHINOR, Robert Michael Jr., Major, US Army, Battallion XO, 2nd Battallion, 323rd Infantry Regiment, 81st Infantry (Wildcats) Division. Earned Bronze Star and CIB on Peleliu. Also engaged in action on Guadacanal, Tinian, Leyte, and Saipan. Retired from active duty as Colonel in 1964 (IG 4th Army, Ft. Sam Houston, Texas). Died of natural causes, October 3rd, 1997. Please contact his sons at email@example.com if you remember serving with him.
+ BEER, Bob Joe, PFC. E Company, 2nd Battalion, 5th Marines. Light mortar crewman (60 mm mortars). From Guymon, Texas County, Oklahoma. Killed in action. After his company had been relieved, he voluntarily returned to the front line to evacuate wounded soldiers who had relieved them and who were then under heavy fire. While performing this courageous act, he was shot in the back and killed on 12 October 1944 at the age of 19. Family contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
BEER, George, CPL - A Company, 710th Tank Battalion, 81st Inf. Div. “Real nice guy and good soldier.”
BEGAY, Roy. PFC Navajo code talker with the 3rd Marine Division, on loan to the 1st Division for the Battle of Peleliu. The Navajo code talkers handled communications in pairs and were positioned with the artillery and mortar troops. Roy was one of the original Navajo Marines who developed the Navajo code which reduced average communication time from four hours per message with the Shackle Code to two-three minutes per message. The Navajo Code was never broken by the Japanese. Earlier in the war, Roy’s communications partner was Chester Nez. Chester’s story as a Navajo code talker is told in his book, Code Talker: The first and only memoir by one of the original Navajo code talkers of WWII.
BEHEL, Vernon W. III- Pvt - C Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn. - Now deceased.
BEHREANDT, Chester W. - Pvt - B Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn.
BELL, John T. - PFC - B Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn. - Now deceased.
+ BELL, Willis NCB 33, "KIA" 9 Oct. 1944 on Peleliu.
* BENEDICT, Derry O. Corporal. 1st Marine Division. Also served at at Guadalcanal and New Britain campaigns prior to being wounded on Peleliu. Now deceased.
+ BENEDICT, Keith P. - Pvt - B Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. - KIA 9/15/44.
BENEDICT, Lloyd H. - PFC - A Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn.
BENGTSSON, Charles Lewis. 81st Infantry Division, U.S. Army. Chuck was in the 154th Combat Engineers Bn., which cleared a landing strip for bombers on the small island of Anguar in the Palau group. While there, they were sent to assist Marines in their invasion of Pelelieu. After R & R in New Caledonia, his group was sent to the Philippine Islands, and then from there, they were headed to Japan when the A-bomb was dropped. After that, they were sent to Northern Japan. Chuck finished his service there, and returned to California in 1946. Chuck was drafted right out of high school. As of 10/99 Chuck is 75 years old and is in good health. He may be reached by email at Vbengtsson@aol.com
+ BENGSTON, Willis L. - PFC - C Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. - KIA 10/6/44.
* BENNETT, Warren A. H CO, 321st Infantry, 81st Division. He was wounded Oct. 26, 1944 and evacuated back to the states. He kept a small diary of sorts listing dates of departure, dates of landings, etc. It also lists the names and addresses of 119 of the men he served with. I am his son and would gladly share any information I have. email@example.com
* BENSON, Rex. K-3-5.
BENTIVENGA, Dante M. - Sgt - H&S Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn.
BERARDINELLI, Joseph A. Served as a Navy corpsman, PhM 2c, Company E, 1st Medical Battalion, 1st Marine Division, from January 1943 to February 1946. Joseph served with Med Company E on Peleliu for approximately 28 days until evacuated for dysentery. He received 2 battle stars—one for Cape Gloucester and one for Peleliu. Joseph graduated from Medical School after the war and had 5 children. Joseph died on August 4, 2010. Joseph rarely talked about the war but he did have vivid memories of Peleliu.
BERGDALE, Marlin I, Corporal. Aviation. Temporary cook. Entered service 7/15/1943, discharged 11/1945.
BERGERON, Ralph P. - PFC - H&S Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn. - Now deceased.
* BERKOWITZ, Irvin. PFC - 81st Division, 323rd Regiment. He was WIA on Peleliu on 10/23/44. The only info he ever relayed of his experience was that he was WIA by "friendly (mortar) fire" and that he was the only man to survive this incident out of 12 men. I believe he was an ammo bearer and was WIA on a "hill". He was also the recipient of the Bronze Medal. He passed away in 1993 and I am searching for any info about his experience, or the experiences of the 323rd. Anyone with info, please respond to his grandson at firstname.lastname@example.org
BERNHARDT, Lawrence - PFC - A Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. - Now deceased.
BESSETT, Ronald A. PFC, Infantry Rifleman. 1st Marine Division. He was 17 years old at the time. He had quit high school to serve. He was with the 5th Marines who landed at Orange Beach. Family Contact: email@example.com
BEST, Kenny, Cpl. 3rd Bn, 1st Marines. Wounded on Peleliu the first day he landed.
BEST, Russell, T4 - A Company, 710th Tank Battalion, 81st Inf. Div. “A good tanker.”
BETHEA, William D. - W.O. - H&S Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. - Now deceased.
* BETTHAUSER, Lavern "Bud", Cpl. B/1/1. He died at the age of 37 because of shrapnel wounds he received in his legs and abdomen that eventually went to arteries in his heart and killed him. His grandson, Andy Randall, has his uniform, pictures, letters, canteen, and leggings. If you knew Cpl. Betthauser, please email his grandson: firstname.lastname@example.org
* BICKERS, Andrew Paul, Sgt. E Co, 2nd Bn, 5th Marines. Wounded in the right leg on Sept. 16, 1944. He also fought at Tulagi, Edson Ridge, Matanikau River at Guadalcanal, New Guinea, and Cape Gloucester. He was cited for vravery for his action near Waru Village, New Britain. He is now deceased. His nephew Doug has all his military records, medals, stories, etc., and would like to share with any interested parties. Please contact his nephew: email@example.com
BICKERTON, Steve. First Marines. He was a part of JASCO, Joint Assault Signal Company. He can be reached at 201-384-1962. Family contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
+ BIELAT, Alvin A. He was killed in the Palaus. His family would like to hear from anyone who has information concerning him. BslComTrk@aol.com
+ BIGELOW, Howard L. - Cpl - B Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. - KIA 9/19/44.
BILHARZ, Burton A., Cpl., K-3-1. Now lives in Wadsworth, Illinois.
BILSLEND, Duane K. - PFC - A Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn.
* BIRON, Robert A. "Bob", Pfc. In the 11th Marines, he fought in the Pacific Theater. Now deceased, his legacy of service to our country Lives on in the hearts of his daughter Jayne and grandchildren. He was a wonderful man, a great husband, father, and grandpa. He was a hard worker, a devout catholic, and a true American hero. He never went by a church or a flag without bowing his head. He loved his country passionately. He was buried with full military honors. Until the day he died, he always wore a small flag tie clip on his person. He willed his footlocker (still filled with all his possessions, as if he needed to be prepared to report for active duty!) and his uniforms, to his daughter's sons. Bob was shot in the leg during the war, possibly on Peleliu. The hospital caring for him was bombed during an airstrike and all his medical records were lost before the war ended. You may contact Bob's family at Jcompton@inna.net
BISHOP, Ernie, PFC. A Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. Now deceased.
BISKUP, Edward S. - Pvt - B Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. - Now deceased.
* BITTNER, Jerome. K-3-1, 2nd Platoon. After landing on Peleliu the 2nd platoon moved inland about 50 years where they were pinned down by mortar fire. The 2nd platoon had high casualties and lasted only two days on the island. My Dad received the Purple Heart for his wounds, the shrapnel in his leg not being fully removed until 1959. Please contact his son Bob with any information on the 2nd Platoon or K Company at email@example.com
*BIUNNO, Alfred, PFC - A Company, 710th Tank Battalion, 81st Inf. Div., Received Purple Heart for injuries received in combat. “One hell of a soldier!”
BIUS, Charles W. - PFC - A Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn. - Now deceased.
* BJORKLUND, Henry A. - Pvt - B Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. - WIA 9/15/44.
* BLACK, Paul F. - PFC - A Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. - WIA 9/24/44. Now deceased.
BLACKMON, Marion T. - PFC - A Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn.
+ BLACKMON, Melvin E. - Pvt - B Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. - KIA 9/19/44.
+ BLAIR, Samuel "Buddy" Sylvester, PFC. 81st Infantry, 321st, Company B. He was from Kansas. Buddy was with five other men when an enemy grenade landed among them. Buddy kicked the grenade, saving the others, but received a mortal shrapnel wound to the head. He was awarded the Silver Star posthumously. Buddy was just 18 years old.
BLAIR, William S. - Cpl - H&S Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn.
* BLAISDELL, Albert L. - Plt Sgt - B Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. WIA 9/20/44.
BLAKELY, Jay Cooper. First Marines, 17th Combat Engineers, Detached. Jay served on Peleliu and was a decorated war hero as a result of that Combat. He later became a guard at the White House and there was a Ship named after him. Jay died in 1996. He has a son, Carl.
BLANKENHORN, John L. - PFC - H&S Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. - Now deceased.
BLIESENER, Robert H. - PFC - B Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. - Now deceased.
*BLITGEN, Glenn E. - 2nd Lt - A Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. - WIA 9/29/44.
BLOOMFIELD, George Mitchell "Mike". Tank Commander with Co. B, 1st Tank Bn on Guadalcanal, New Guinea, New Britain, and Peleliu. His crew consisted of Melvin Sweet, Bill Petry, and an assistant driver named Cushner. He would appreciate any information about these men. He may be reached at the following address: G.M. Bloomfield, 2515 Friar Tuck Lane, Austin, TX 78704, or by email through his daughter Hino88@aol.com
* BOCK, Richard A. First Marine Division, 2nd Battalion, A Company, 5th Marine REgiment. Fought in Peleliu and was wounded in action during hand-to-hand combat. Richard passed away in 2002.
BOECK, Edward Walter Richard Boeck. Edward was a seabee attached to the 1st Marine Division on August 15, 1944. He disembarked to Peleliu on the morning of September 15th. As of 5/00 he was living in Drexel Hill, PA.
* BOECKEMIER, Louis C. K-3-5. WIA on 28 Sept 44. BOERSMA, Everett T. - Cpl. - A Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. - Now deceased.
*BOGLE, Francis, T4 - A Company, 710th Tank Battalion, 81st Inf. Div., Received Purple Heart for injuries received in combat. “A good tanker.”
BOGNER, William Joseph. 1st Marine Division, 11th Battalion (artillery). He was an artillery spotter. He lived in Calhan, CO. He passed away on July 14, 2001. Family contact: Fracek@RLF.com
BOLES, Harold M. - PFC - C Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. - Now deceased.
BOLTE, Robert J. - Pvt - B Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. - Now deceased.
BOND, Charles E. - PFC - A Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. - Now deceased.
BOND, Marvin F., PFC. 4th battalion, 11th Marines, 1st divison. His job was radio man. He arrived at Peleliu on 9/15/1944 on the U.S.S Dupage, departed Peleliu 10/26/1944, and then went on to Okinawa where he was wounded in action. He is now 83 years old. Family contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
BOND, Morris L. - PFC - B Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. - Now deceased.
BONACKER, Beryl. E Co, 2nd Bn, 5th Marine Regiment. Corpsman on Peleliu & Okinawa. Occupation China.
BONNEAU, Ernest L. - PFC - H&S Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn.
BONNETT, John C. - PFC - A Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn. - Now deceased.
BORAN, Francis J. - PFC - B Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. Now deceased.
+ BOROSKI, John Francis, PFC, USMCR. Killed in Action on Peleliu, September 20, 1944.
+BOROWSKI, Edward Fred, PFC. USMCR. Killed in Action on Peleliu, September 15, 1944. Awarded Peart Heart as well as the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Metal and the Victory Medal WW II. His cousin would appreciate contact with any surviving Marines of K/3/1, 1st Marine Division: email@example.com
BORRIELLO, William A. - PFC - B Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn.
BORSTEIN, Porky. A Marine.
BOTKIN, Charles M. - Sgt - H&S Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. - Now deceased.
* BOTTONE, Ralph J - PFC 321st Regiment, 81st Division. Fought the Japanese on Angaur and was wounded in action on Peleliu. Received the Purple Heart and awarded the Bronze Star for Heroic Achievement. Deceased May 26, 1968. Buried in Long Island National Cemetery, Farmingdale New York.
* BOROUGH, Randal B. - Capt. F Co. CO, 2nd Battalion, 5th Marines. Woulded in action at Peleliu 9/26/1944. Awarded the Silver Star for actions again the enemy that day. Part of the award was for risking his life to save a wounded officer. That officer was my uncle, Wayne Carmody. Submitted by Mike Carmody (firstname.lastname@example.org)
BOUDREAUX, Charles J. - 2nd Lt - A Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. - Now deceased.
BOUSKA, William M. Marine Air Wing Service Squadron 11.
BOUTELIER, Bernard Patrick - #210213 - 1st Sgt - HQ CO., 1st Bn, 5th Marines - Now Deceased.
BOVE, Edo V. - PFC - A Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn. - Now deceased.
BOWEN, Bart, SGT - A Company, 710th Tank Battalion, 81st Inf. Div. “Great soldier!”
BOWEN, William T. - PFC - C Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn.
* BOWERS, Kenneth G. - Pvt - C Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. - WIA 9/15/44.
BOWLING, John W. 11 Reg., 1st Div. Marines. Guadalcanal, New Britain, Russell Islands, Peleliu. John is hoping for information about his friend Arthur Gares, who might have been killed in action. Please contact John if you are related to Arthur. John is now 92 years old (as of 8/2014) and in good shape. Contact information is 812-295-3920, 91 N. Oak Street, Loogootee, IN 47553, email@example.com
BOWMAN, David L. - PFC - H&S Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn.
BOWMAN, Hansel B. - Pvt - D Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. - Now deceased.
BOWMAN, Jess C., Cpl. E-2-5. Now deceased.
* BOX, Charles E. - PFC - Company C, 1st Battalion, 7th Marines, 1st Marine Division. Joined Division at Melborne, Australia in 1943. Fought at Cape Gloucester and Peleliu. Wounded at Peleliu. As of July 4th, 2006, Charlie currently lives in Abilene, Texas.
BOYD, Carl Willard (Red). He was a Field Artillery Fire Control Man with H&S Btry, 3D, 155MM How BN, 3D Corps Arty, III PHIB Corps. (Infantillery) Also saw action on Okinawa. Died 1965. Anyone who knew him, please share with me, Mike Boyd, 115 Tifton Drive East, Greenwood, SC 29646 or e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.orgNOTE TO DON H: Please respond again. Michael's computer crashed And he lost your contact address. Michael has some pictures that he Can share with you.
BOYD, Charles "Chick"- Was a first aid man that was wounded on Sept 17th with the First Marine Division on Peleliu. As he now has Alzhemier's disease we (his son and grandson) would like to know more about him from anyone who recalls him. He went on to go through college and became a new car auto dealer in Cape Girardeau MO. Send info to email@example.com
BOYER, George W. - Sgt - D Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. Now deceased.
BOYER, Kimber H. - Lt Col - H&S Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. - Now deceased.
* BOYES, Henry "Hank", 1st Sgt. K-3-5. Recipient of the Silver Star. Has been a resident of Australia since 1969. His address is P.O. Box 15, Woodburn NSW 2472 Australia.
BOYLE, James A. 819 Tank Destroyer Bn. He was from Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania. Mr. Boyle passed away in 1983. His son James may be reached at Jboyle@interport.net
BOYLE, Thomas R., Pfc., A-1-7. Now lives in Columbia, Kentucky.
BOZZOLA, Douglas F. - PFC - C Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn. - Now deceased.
+ BRADSHAW, John. 81st Wildcat Division. At the age of 19, John Was killed on Anguar. He was from San Antonio, TX.
BRAEUNIG, John F., Master Sergeant. Marine Air Group 11 (MAG 11). 10/28/19-Living. Bomarmar@aol.com
BRAMAN, King H. - 2nd Lt - B Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn. -Now deceased.
BRAMANTE, Nunzio - Pvt - B Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn.
* BRANGHAM, Oliver V. K-3-5.
+ BRANDT, Walter, Jr., PVT. From Mt. Joy, PA. Killed on the first day. Family contact: Yukon479@aol.com
* BRANNEN, Arthur Cooper, 295821, PFC, E CO, 2nd BN, 1st Marines, 1st PLT
BRANNON, Russell, T4 - A Company, 710th Tank Battalion, 81st Inf. Div. “A good tanker.”
BRAY, Herbert O, PVT-Field Artillery Basic Training, (521) PFC. Field Lineman, (641) PFC. Cannoneer (844) CPL. Fire Control Instrument Operator (645). Served with the 316th Field Artillery Battalion in Hawaii, Palau Islands, New Caledonia, Philippines and Japan. Prepared firing chart for vertical and horizontal control, using protractor scale and straightedge, showing battery positions, check points, base points, targets, elevations, front line, minimum and maximum ranges and zones or sectors of supported units. As of 8-8-2008, Herbie is still living. The family would like to hear from anyone serving with Herbie, to contact daughter at email address firstname.lastname@example.org or sister email address email@example.com.
BRAY, Norman C. - 2nd Lt. - A Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. WIA 9/16/44 Now deceased.
BRENT, Gerald, WPNS CO, 2nd Bn, 1st Marines. Enlisted on 17th birthday, remained in Corps until 1954. He passed away July 1998 in Jackson, California. Anyone who knew him, either at Peleliu, Okinawa, or Chosin Reservoir, please e-mail me, his stepson, with any stories you could relate. We miss him. Contact Rory Gallagher at firstname.lastname@example.org
BRES, DeFrance - PFC - A Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn.
* BRESLIN, Daniel J. Cpl-1st Gunner, Light Machine Gun, Co. C- 1st Btn, 1st Regt., 1st Marine Div. a/k/a "Charley One" C/O Capt. E. Pope. Bloody Nose Ridge. Born 1923, Somerville, MA. Died 1997, Hudson MA.
* BRETON, Frank L. Landed on Peleliu on Sept. 15, 1944, with the 8th Amtrac Bn., 1st Mar.Div. He was wounded Sept. 15, 1944. He was also in the Okinawa Invasion of April 1, 1945. He now lives in South Hamilton, MA. and is a member of the 1st Mar Div. Association as well as the 8th Amtrac Bn. Association.
BREWER, Edward Jr. - Pvt - B Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn.
BRILEY, Herbert Henry. Yeoman First Class, assistant to Cdr. Doane. He currently lives in Marrero, LA with his wife of 62 years, Opal. He is the father of 4 sons, Herbert Glenn, Gary Lynn, Ronald Patrick, and Steven Edward. email@example.com
BRILL, Bernard, CPL - A Company, 710th Tank Battalion, 81st Inf. Div. “A good tanker.”
BRION, Donald, CPL - A Company, 710th Tank Battalion, 81st Inf. Div. “A good tanker.”
BRIEFWECHSLER, Jerome, PVT - A Company, 710th Tank Battalion, 81st Inf. Div. “A good guy!”
BRISTOL, Merritt E. - Cpl - B Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. - Now deceased.
+ BRISTOL, Wilson T. - 1st Lt - D Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. - KIA 9/15/44.
+ BRITT, Robert "Shadow", PFC. From Albany, NY. Served With the 7th Marines on Peleliu. He was killed in action on Bloody Nose Ridge, and received the Silver Star. In 1940, he Was known as the smallest man in the Marine Corp.
* BRITTON, Jesse Joe “Britt”. Pvt, USMC, 1 Div, 7th Reg, 1st Btn, Baker Company. He fought at Pelelieu and Okinawa and was wounded both places. He earned a Silver Star in Okinawa. After the war, Dad was briefly a civilian before joining the AF and retiring as a Sr. M/Sgt., with over 30 years service. Dad died of cancer in 1990, but left five adoring children who are very interested in his service career. Family contact: SandyBlair99@aol.com
* BROADWAY, Steve B. - Pvt - C Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. - WIA 9/16/44 - Now deceased.
BROOKE, Donald A. - Pvt - D Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. - Now deceased.
BROOKS, Wade H., Cpl. 12th Anti Aircraft Artillery Battalion attached to 1st Marines. Now lives in S. Charleston, WV.
BROSCHE, Dean, Cpl. 1st Marine Division, 3rd Bn, 7th Marines. He served in Peleliu, Okinawa, and China. He was married in 1950 and has 3 sons, 8 grandchildren, and 4 great grandchildren. He currently lives with his wife of 50 years in Santa Monica, CA. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
BROTZGE, Charles E. - Cpl - A Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn. - Now deceased.
BROWN, Clifford J. - Cpl - D Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. - Now deceased.
* BROWN, Donald L. I-Company, 3rd Bn, 5th. Was in the first wave to the air field. Received a Purple Heart for a gunshot to the right ear. He enlisted at the age of 17 and was 18 on Peleliu and Ngesebus. He returned to Pavuvu and was sent to USA for O.C.S. on his 19th birthday. This great Father, Grandfather, and American passed away on January 16, 2005. His family may be contacted by email: email@example.com
BROWN, Edgar W. - Pvt - B Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn.
BROWN, Harry Byron (from West Virginia). A U. S. Navy medic.
+ BROWN, Howard William, Cpl. H Co. 2nd Bn. 1st Marines. From Lewiston, Maine. Killed in action on D-Day of Peleliu, September 15, Lewiston, Maine. Killed in action on D-Day of Peleliu, September 15, 1944. Cpl. Brown volunteered in the Marine Corps on the 17th of December, 1941. His great niece would like to hear from anyone who knew him. firstname.lastname@example.org
* BROWN, John Southcote. First Marine Division. He was a corporal at the time of his discharge. He was wounded on Peleliu by shrapnel on his right hand and his left knee. He died in Feburary 1973.
BROWN, Lawrence E. - Sgt - B Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn.
BROWN, Leo - PFC - H&S Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn.
BROWN, Major. 1st Marines. From Millington, TN.
BROWN, Nelson A., PFC. of Thunderbird Ranch, Chinle. Arizona Code Talker.
+ BROWN, Ray Thomas, Cpl. Btry "E" 12th, FMF. His family has a letter from a Capt. Grover C. Williams, Commanding Battery C, 7th AA Arty Bn FMF describing Ray's volunteering for litter duty and his death clearing a battle zone. If you have information you can share with his family about Ray or his unit they would be grateful. MBrown99@aol.com
* BROWN Sr., W.A., Ret. WOJG. Served with the U.S. Army on Peleliu, Wildcats 81st Infantry, 323rd Service Unit. He returned to the island in the 70's after his retirement of 32 years of service with the Army, and with the aid of the natives found the Memorial the soldiers had erected there, with the words cut out of old tanks "least we forget those who died here." While there he had the honor of meeting Admiral Crowe, USN, who encouraged him to renew the old monument. He took on the responsibility of raising donations from the survivors of his company to purchase new brass letters for the monument. The USN C.B.'s made the letters and transported them to Peleliu. The U.S. Marines were invited for the occasion. Before his untimely death in 1988, he returned to the island many times and was also invited by the USN for the christening of the ship, the USS Peleliu.
BROWN, Warren M. - Sgt - H&S Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn.
BROWN, Woodrow W. - Cpl - H&S Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn.
BROWNE, Sherman J. Jr. - Pvt. - A Co Third Armored Amphibian Bn. -Now deceased.
BRYAN, Harry L. - Pvt - B Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. - Now deceased.
+ BRYAN, Herman Calvin, PFC. Co B, 1st Bat, 1st Marines. He was killed on Peleliu Island and is buried in Section 1 Grave 311. His nephew Huey inherited his trunk and found pictures of where he was buried and a lot of letters and western unions from a Lt General Vandegrift. “There was a letter from James A. Wagner Capt. USMC Commanding Officer of B Co to my great grandparents praising my great uncle Herman's performance on the island saying he inflicted many casualties to the enemy before falling honorably. I wish I knew more, but looking through letters from my great Grandmother to him sure is emotional and makes me proud that I am part of a family of great Veterans. My grandfather Donald C. Bryan joined the Marines soon after Herman's Death and he finished out the war and my Father was a member of the 1st Cavalry and 101st Airborn in the Army, and I was a Submariner stationed on a fast attack sub. On my Mother's side my grandfather was in the Army and was on the Philippine Islands I believe when they retook the islands.” Contact Huey at email@example.com
BRYAN, Robert T. - Sgt - H&S Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn. Now deceased.
BRYANT, James H. Jr. - Pvt - B co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn.
+BUCHHEIT, John Joseph, PVT. USMCR. Killed in Action on Peleliu, September 15, 1944.
BUCKINGHAM, Milton, 1st Marines, combat photographer. Participated in landings at Peleliu, Okinawa, and Enewitok. Died 1963.
BUCKLEY, Joe. Weapons Co., 7th Marines.
BUCKLEY, John (Jack) D. 1st Sergeant. Served with Company L, 3rd Bn, 7th Marines, 1st Marine Division. He was awarded the Bronze Star for his actions on Peleliu. He retired from the Corps as a LTC in 1970 and currently lives in Florida. He may be contacted through his family at GJMEAD@aol.com
+ BUCKMINSTER, "Bucky", PFC. E CO, 2nd BN, 1st MARINES, 1st PLT
BUCKNEER, Lewis H. - PFC - B Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn.
+ BUCKNER, James E. E Company, 2nd Bn, 1st Marines. From Tennessee. KIA Mortar Fragment Chest, 16 September 1944, Peleliu. Buried Plot A, Row 5, Grave 158, Manila American Cemetery.
BUDISH, Henry J. - Cpl - A Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn., proudly served with this unit throughout WW II. He was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on 8/8/1909 and left this earthly realm on 10/17/1995. My father was always proud of his service as a United States Marine and always professed, lived and brought new meaning to the Marine Corp motto: “Semper Fidelis“. Son John: firstname.lastname@example.org
BUGAJ, Harry P. - Pvt - B Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn.
BUMBER, Robet K. - PFC - C Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn. - Now deceased.
BURDEAUX, Perry L - Pvt - B Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn.
BURGETT, Austin H. - PFC - A Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn. - Now deceased.
BURGIN, R. V., Cpt. Company K, 3rd Bn, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division.
BURKARD, Robert L. - 2nd Lt - B Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn.
BURKE, Francis T. His life story was broadcast on a local radio station in Scranton, Pa. His position was attacked and he was bayoneted in the head. During his time in the Marines he won the Navy Cross, the Distinguished Service Cross and the Silver Star in addition to the purple heart. He won a battlefield commission. He is now deceased. His cousin Girard Gaughan would like to hear from anyone who was there.
BURKE, Francis, Lt. Company C, 1/1, Peleliu, Hill 100.
BURKE, James T. "Jim". Company K, 3rd Bn, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division.
+ BURKE, Walter, PFC, USMC. Killed in action on September 19, 1944, Bloody Nose Ridge, Peleliu Island.
BURKS, Clifford M. - PFC - B Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn. - Now deceased.
BURKS, "RD" B. Corporal. 1st Battalion, 7th Marines. Contact: ARDees@webtv.net
BURLETT, Leo C., Sgt. Marine Squadron VMF 114. He did his training on Parris Island in December of 1942. He has been looking for men he served with and would appreciate hearing from them by email at email@example.com or snail mail to 530B Richlyne Temple Terrace, FL 33617, phone 813-985-1347.
*BURNS, Bill. 1st Marine Division, A-1-7, 2nd Platoon. Fought on Cape Gloucester and Peleliu, wounded on Peleliu.
BURNS, Robert G., Cpl. E-2-5 at New Britain, Peleliu and Okinawa. firstname.lastname@example.org
BUSICK, Hinz Christensen of Natches, Mississippi. G Company, 1st Marine Division. Unknown as to whether he survived the battle. His buddy Kenneth Love is looking for information on him (telephone 231/744-1866).
BROUILLETTE, Brad, CDR. USN Ret. Main battery fire control officer on USS Mississippi, BB41 at Peleliu. Supported Marines on Orange Beach 1 and 2. Gave heavy fire support to those taking Bloody Nose Ridge.
BROWN, Fred E., of Georgia. Weapons CO, 5th Reg, 1st Marines.
BUBANAS, Andrew H., Sgt. 1st Mar. Div, I Co. 3rd Bat., 1st reg. Fought on Peleliu, Okinawa, and China. 61 Burtt St. Lowell, MA 01851.
BURGIN, R. V., Cpl., K-3-5. Now living in Lancaster, Texas.
* BURNETT, John W. Jr. - PFC - A Co.Third Armored Amphibian Bn. - WIA 9/19/44.
* BURNETTE, Robert, Capt., Battalion Operations Officer, Bn 3, 1st Marines. Also wounded at Okinawa.
* BURNS, Bill. 1st Marine Division, 7th Reg, 1st Bn, A Co, 2nd Platoon. Fought in Cape Gloucester & Peleliu. Wounded at Cape Gloucester & Peleliu.
BURNS, Kevin, Sgt., A-1st Tank Battalion. Now lives in Bloomington, Minnesota.
BUSCH, Robert James. 5th Marines, 1st Marine Division. Served with The Old Breed from Guadalcanal through Peleliu. During the Peleliu campaign he was a PFC and made corporal with the Weapons Company. He was from Buffalo, NY. He is deceased since 1989 and is buried at Arlington National Cemetery. His son is hoping to make contact with anyone who knew him while at Peleliu, as his personnel records were destroyed in St. Louis. They believe he was awarded the Purple Heart while in Peleliu, but gave it back due to post war trauma and all of his comrades killed there. Unless the family can find record of this or someone who knew him while there, they can’t get the medal officially awarded to him, which is their goal. Please contact Kris Busch, a U.S. Navy Veteran, at email@example.com
+ BUSSELL, Myron Keith of Maine – 81st Inf. Div. 3rd Platoon Co. A 306 Combat Engineers. Served from Oct. 1942 until he was killed in action Sept. 25th 1944 on Peleliu Island by an enemy sniper. Family contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
BUTLER, C.A. E-7. Veteran of Guadalcanal, Peleliu, and Okinawa. He was laid to rest on 2/7/01. He was also an Army veteran of Korea, Vietnam. He was 80 years old and he was the recipient of many awards for valor and bravery in the face of the enemy. Family contact: WBSIRWILLIAM@aol.com
BUTLER, John - PFC - 1st Bn. 1st Marine, 1st Tank Battalion.
BUTTERFIELD, Clyde U., Captain, USMC RET. I landed about D+15 with Headquarters, 2nd Marine Air Wing. We were by the Airfield and supported MAG 11. Left the island about DEC/10/12, 1944, and had Christmas on the atoll Ulithi. Now living in Yuma, AZ. email@example.com
+ BUTTS, Calvin O. - PFC - B Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. - KIA 9/15/44.
+ BUTTS, William N. - Pvt - A Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn. KIA 10/6/44.
BUZYNSKI, Joseph, CPL - A Company, 710th Tank Battalion, 81st Inf. Div. “A good tanker.”
BUZZELL, James C. - PFC - A Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn. - Now deceased.
* BYRD, Clyde, Corporal, E CO, 2nd BN, 1st Marines. Purple Heart awarded for action on Peleliu. Clyde passed away of natural causes on 9/10/2001, the day before 9/11. He never talked about his experiences and the family would like to piece together any information about what happened to him on Peleliu. His grandson may be contacted at this address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
BYRD, Harvey B. - 1st Lt., 81st Div.(Wildcats), 321st Infantry Reg., Maybe B Company. Deceased Jan. 20, 1999. Born Bogalusa, LA on Aug. 25, 1913. Graduated from Louisiana State University c. 1934. Commissioned 2nd Lt.- Called up from reserves in 1940. Served Stateside until 1944 at various bases, including Ft. Benning, Ga. Evacuated from Peleliu via ship 19 Oct. 1944. Spent approx. 6 months in Brooke Army Hospital, Fort Sam Houston, San Antonio, Texas. Note: This is my father. He would never talk much about his experiences. I am trying to piece together what happened to him on Peleliu. I have a few medical records and letters after his discharge, but not much more. Any information would be greatly appreciated. I can be e-mailed at email@example.com
BYRNE, Edmund F.- CPL, B company, 710th Tank Battalion, 81st Inf Division. Ed passed away 4/1991. If anyone knew him please contact his daughter Maura Byrne Kett at Kett23tmt@tampabay.rr.com
CABLE, Hobart. 81st Wildcat Division. Lives in Almond, NC.
+ CACKLER< Ora E. - PFC - A Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn. - KIA 9/17/44.
+ CADIGAN, Ivan C., Sgt. Was chief radio operator with a joint assault company of the famed 81st Wildcat Division. He was killed in action on Peleliu on October 18, 1944. He was born and lived in Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts and was 20 years old at his time of death.
CAGLE, William Esley – Sgt. Received Presidential Unit Citation for the First Marine Division. Now deceased.
CAHOON, Richard S. - Cpl - A Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn.
* CAIN, Andrew H. K-3-5.
CALBERT, Sidney L. - Pvt - B Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. - Now deceased.
CALDWELL, Clovis 3rd Battalion, George Battery, 11th Marines. Address: 74 Tarnell Rd. Grenada, MS 38901, telephone: 662-226-5266.
*CALLAGHAN, William, T4 - A Company, 710th Tank Battalion, 81st Inf. Div., Received Purple Heart for injuries received in combat. “A good guy!”
CALLAHAN, Robert L. Now lives in Lee's Summit Missouri.
CAMBRE, Douglas. 81st Wildcat Division. Lives in LaPlace, LA.
CAMPBELL, Bower Earnest, Sgt. USMC 1st Division. H & S Co. 1st Amphibian Tractor Bn. Traveled by USS Rochambeau from San Diego to New Caledonia, USS San Pablo to Melbourne, SS Francis E. Newlands to Goodenough Island, LST 63 to Ora Bay New Buinea, LST 71 to Cape Gloucester, SS Titiana to Pavuvu, LST 127 to Peleliu, USS Rintinan to Pavuvu, LST 582 to Okinawa. Died August 26, 2000. May contact his son, John at JMCampbell@comcast.net
CAMPBELL, Leonard F. - Pvt - B Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn.
CAMPBELL, Richard O. - 1st Lt - A Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn. - Now deceased.
CAMPBELL, William H., PFC. Commended for courageous conduct while operating Sixteenth Field Depot vehicles to and from front lines, often under hostile fire, during the operation against the enemy at Peleliu.
CANADAY, Howard Eugene PFC. Co HQ, 3rd bn, 7th reg. Served on Guadalcanal and New Britain in K,3,7. Lives in Loveland, CO. Can be reached thru son at firstname.lastname@example.org
CANADAY, James Monroe, Cpl. E-2-1. Served at Guadalcanal, Cape Gloucester and Peleliu. He proudly served his Country and was a Marine to the last. His family is very proud of him. He died 7 Oct 2001 at age 80 in Beckley, West Virginia. email@example.com
CANADY, Meredith Drexel (Muscles), PFC. I joined the 81st Wildcat Division, 322 Infantry Regiment, Company E on Angaur. I currently reside at 410 Fulghum Road, Dublin, GA. 31027. I Would like to hear from anyone in my company.
CANARIATO, Frank S., Sgt. 1st Marines. 17 Combat Engineers Detached. Presently lives in Franklin Lakes, NJ.
* CANDELLA, Peter. K-3-5.
* CANNADY, Harry L. "Rags". G Company, 2nd Bn, 1st Marines, Machine Gunner. Received the Bronze Star and one of three Purple Hearts on Peleliu. Although he also saw action on Okinawa (where he was one of seven survivors in his company), New Guinea, New Britain and Cape Gloucester, he told his son that Peleliu was the worst battle he had ever been in. Harry died in 1990. If you knew of Harry "Ray" Cannady from any of his campaigns (Okinawa, Peleliu, Cape Gloucester, New Guinea, or New Britain), please contact Tom Cannady at TPC53155@aol.com
* CANNESTRA, Pasquale (Pat), PFC, Company A, 323rd RCT, 81st Infantry Division. Transferred from the 70th Infantry Division shortly before the 81st departed to the Pacific to fill a need for skilled sharpshooters. Wounded November 17, 1944 on Peleliu by a Japanese sniper. Rejoined his unit shortly thereafter and was with the 81st on New Caledonia, Leyte and with the occupation forces in Japan. Postwar worked at and retired from GE Medical in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Passed away in May 7, 2008. Family contact his nephew Rob - email firstname.lastname@example.org
* CANTALE, Jim. 81st Wildcat Division. Wounded in battle in September of 1944. He died in Cleveland in 1990. His son Jim would like to hear from those who may have known his Dad. Email email@example.com
CANTRELL, Bill, Lt., VMF-114. Corsair pilot that helped provide close air support at Ngesebus and the Umurbrogal Hills. This was possibly the shortest bombing hop in history: 1100 yards from takeoff to target. Called "Nose" by his fellow pilots Cantrell has just published a fine Memoir of his WWII experience entitled Friends, Dear Friends, and Heroes. He now lives in Springfield, Missouri. His book may be purchased from Freebooter Publishing Company, 3554 E. Catalpa Street, Springfield, Missouri 65809. $25.00 plus $3.00.
CAPIK, George - Pvt - B Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. Now deceased.
+ CAPLE, Glenn Robert. Corporal. H&S Co. 7th Marine Regiment. 1st Marine Division. Corp. Caple was born in Philadelphia and enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve's 6th Infantry Battalion on 13 May 1940. He was mobilized with the battalion in November 1940 and served in a variety of stateside posts before being assigned to the 1st Marine Division in May 1944. He was killed during the Pelilieu invasion on 17 September 1944.
CAPOZZI, Joe. 81st Wildcat Division. Lives in Erie, PA.
* CARALIER, George V. K-3-5.
*CARATOZZOLO, John J. USMC - First Marine Division, Fleet Marine Force. Private First Class.Participated in the battle of Guadalcanal. Participated in the capture and occupation of Cape Gloucester, New Britain & the battle of Bougainville. Participated in the assault of Peleliu, Palau Islands on September 15, 1944, wounded in action that same day. Received the Purple Heart for injuries received in combat. Married in 1945 in Brooklyn, NY. Moved to Las Vegas in 1980. Passed away in August of 2002. Family contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
CARDELL, Thomas J. - Plt Sgt - A Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. - Now deceased.
CAREY, Aloysious William, known as "Frank," 820729, PFC, E CO, 2nd BN, 1st Marines, 1st PLT. Killed at Okinawa.
CARLIN, James, PFC - A Company, 710th Tank Battalion, 81st Inf. Div. “A good guy!”
CARLSON, Jordan R - PFC - A Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn.
CARLSON, Wilbert J. - PFC - H&S Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn. - Now deceased.
* CARMODY, Wayne A., 1st Lt. Co F, 2nd Bn, 5th Marines, 1st Marine Division. Wayne played football at the University of South Dakota. He was wounded in action on Peleliu 9/26/44. He died on the USS Relief 10/3/44 and was buried at sea. He was awarded the Purple Heart and Silver Star. His nephew still has the original Western Union telegram notifying his grandparents of his death. His nephew would like to hear from anyone that might remember him. Write to: email@example.com
CARPENTER, Calvin W. - PFC - C Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn.
CARRITHERS, Howard J. 1st Marine Division, Co A, Tank Bn. From Kansas.
CARROLL, David E - Pvt - C Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn.
CARROLL, Robert E., PFC. A Co. 6th Amp. Tractor Bn. He was in Command of 6 tractors on that initial assault on Peleliu. He lost all 6 with their crews. He was 16 years of age and was to see many more battles before his dischard on Dec. 7, 1945. Hid date of birth is 7/26/28. He was in boot training in July of 1943 at the San Diego Recruit Depot. He was in the first assaault wave to hit the Marshall Islands on 2/1/44. Robert passed away on April 2, 2000 at the age Of 72. His family may be contacted by email. firstname.lastname@example.org
CART, John J. - Cpl. 1st Bn. 1st Marine, 1st Tank Battalion.
CARTER, Arlen B. - PFC - A Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn.
CARTER, Linn E. Jr. - Pvt - B Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn.
CARTER II, Robert B., Cpl. A Co, 1st Bn, 5th Regiment, 1st Marine Division. email@example.com
CARVETH, Charles Preston, CPL. 8th 155 mm gun BN 3rd Corp ARTY 3rd Amphibous Corp USMC PELELIU 1944 OKINAWA 1945.
CASSIDY, Lou, Sgt. 1st Marines, 17th Combat Engineers Detached. Now lives in Hamilton Sq., NJ. firstname.lastname@example.org
CASSIDY, Joseph. 2nd Bn., 1st Marines. Now lives in Ponte Vedra, Florida.
CASTEEL, Merlin C. - Cpl - A Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn.
CATALFAMO, Candiloro - PFC - A Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn. - Now deceased.
CATTLECHASER, Dennis, PFC, of Tuba City. Arizona Code Talker.
+ CELANO, James B., Pfc, USMCR, died 9/15/44.
CHAFFIN, James E. - Cpl - B Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. - Now deceased.
* CHAPLAIN, George C., PFC. "F" Company, 1st Marine Bn, 1st Marine Division. "F" Company landed on Peleliu the morning of September 15, 1944. George was severely wounded on the morning of September 20, 1944. He is now 60% disabled. George had enlisted in the Marines Reserves prior to graduating from high school in 1943 and served them until discharged in August, 1945. His overseas service was from February 1944 to October 1944, serving at Noumea, New Caledonia, and Peleliu, Palau Islands. After service in Noumea, he was assigned to the 1st Marine Division prior to the assault on Peleliu. George is retired and living in Pass Christian, Mississippi. He may be reached at email@example.com
CHALCRAFT, Robert Francis, 810706, PFC, E CO, 2nd BN, 1st Marines, 1st PLT. Deceased 1980. Married, lived in Illinois, owned an office equipment repair store, and had 4 children.
CHALFANT, Thomas R., Cpl. 1st Marine Division, A-11. In addition to Peleliu, Cpl. Chalfant also served on Guadalcanal and Cape Gloucester. Cpl. Chalfant would like to know of any 1st Marine reunions. He may be reached at 5720 Tam O'Shanter Court, Sarasota, FL, phone: 941-927-9786.
CHANCEY, George (Hulen) W. , Jr. Cpl. Served on New Britain, Peleliu, and Okinawa. Awarded Presidential Citation, 3 Bronze Stars, Purple Heart, Victory Medal and AT Ribbon. Killed in action on Okinawa May 14, 1945.
CHANGO, Edward J. Marine. He died in December of 1988. His son Bill may be reached by email at PepsiBill@aol.com
CHAFFIN, James E. - Cpl - B Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. - Now deceased.
CHAPMAN, Clayton H., Corporal. Served in the Marines at Peliliu from 9-15-44 to 10-14-44. He was a Corporal at discharge on 2-12-46. He was in the Pacific Area from 4-19-44 until 1-29-46. Family contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
+ CHATMAN, Joseph, NCB 17 (Sp), "KIA" 15 Sep. 1944 on Peleliu.
CHESNUT, Lugene J. USMC, E-2-1. Lu returned to Peleliu for the 55th Anniversary of the battle in Sept. 1999. email@example.com
+ CHILDERS, Billie J. - PFC - H&S Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. - KIA 9/18/44.
CHILDRESS, Hugh, PFC. Came ashore with the second wave, heard the tank battle at the airfield and saw the aftermath shortly thereafter when his AA unit moved onoto the captured airfield. He made his first combat landing at Cape Gloucester, with several smaller skirmishes afterwards. After the war he went to mortuary college, having earned his high school diploma all over again as his records were destroyed in a fire. He rose to vice president and general manager of one of the most successful funeral home conglomerates in the north Texas area. He was a district governor for the Lions Club and helped found the lighthouse for the blind. His son Brian, who served our country during Desert Storm in the Navy, may be contacted as follows: firstname.lastname@example.org
CHINN, Leonard K. Staff Sgt. “He was awarded the Silver Star by Maj. Gen. Paul J. Mueller, Commanding General, 81st “Wildcats” infantry division, for gallantry in action against the Japanese on Peleliu island. Sergeant Chinn, a mess sergeant, save the lives of six wounded infantrymen who had fallen in the path of enemy fire.” He went on to Korea and displayed similar courage: “As the enemy prepared for their final attack, Sgt. Chinn instructed his men to circle him with all their machine guns so he could handle them, and then for the men to slip down the mountain to safety. They did as instructed and left Sgt. Chinn by himself to fire all the machine guns at the enemy. This was the last they saw of Sgt. Chinn.” After 15 months of captivity he died in a Korean prisoner of war camp April 30, 1951. His remains have not been recovered. Family contact: email@example.com
CHIPRANY, Andrew T. - Pvt - C Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. - Now deceased.
CHISM, Chester - PFC - A Co.Third Armored Amphibian Bn. - Now deceased.
CHRISTIAN, Larry N. - Pvt - C Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn.
CHUISANO, Joseph R., Pvt. USMCR. 6th Amphibian Tractor Battalion.
CHURCHBY, Gerald PFC – 7th Marines. Photographed holding an M1 Garand while smoking a cigarette with Douglas Lightheart in a famous Peleliu photo. http://www.archives.gov/research/ww2/photos/images/ww2-40.jpg No further information is available about Gerald Churchby; there are only a few Churchbys in the United States and they don’t seem to know of him. It’s likely the National Archives or the Marine Corps got the name wrong in the heat of battle. If you can identify the man on the left in the linked photo, please E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org . He runs worldwar2database.com a site that researches the histories of World War II men in National Archive photos.
CICHOCKI, Carl B. - Cpl - A Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn.
CILLI, Edward, Cpl. Wpns Co, 5th Marines. email@example.com
CITROLA, Michael Ray Citrola, PFC, Marine 1st Division. Family contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
CLABEAUX, Louis. 1st Marines. A-1-7. Also served at Guadalcanal and Gloucester. He was wounded on Peleliu on October 17, 1944. email@example.com
CLAPP, Frank W., PFC. 3rd Bn, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division. Flamethrower on Peleliu. As of 2005 he was retired and living in New Jersey. If anyone is interested in contacting him, they can e-mail his daughter, Bonnie at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CLARK, Benjamin R. - Pvt - C Co. Third ArmoredAmphibian Bn.
* CLARK, Edward. 1st Marine Division. Fought at Guadalcanal, Bouganville, and Peleliu. He was wounded and received the Purple Heart at the invansion of Peleliu. His brother believes he was run over by a Jap Tank in the first wave. Ed died in 1999. His brother would be grateful if anyone could furnish him with any information on his brother. He may be contacted at email@example.com
CLARK, Harold E. - PFC - C Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn. - Now deceased.
CLARK, James R. - 2nd Lt - D Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn.
CLARK, James R. - Pvt - H&S Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn.
CLARK, Joseph. A Pharmacists Mate attached to the 1st Marine Division. Joe has passed away, but was known to have said that of all the invasions he participated in while in the South Pacific, Peleliu was the worst - Okinawa included.
+ CLARK, Levi K., Sgt. C Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn. KIA 9/17/44.
+ CLARK, Randal Joseph Jr. (Bud) – PFC – USMC - infantry. KIA September 23, 1944. His sole surviving child, Gary Cummins, carries the name of the Army Air Corps WW II veteran his mother married after his father’s death. Gary is a retired Marine LtCol (artillery officer, Vietnam veteran). He hasn’t spoken to anyone who remembers his father during his Marine Corps years. Family contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
CLARK, Robert F., PFC. Commended for courageous conduct while operating Sixteenth Field Depot vehicles to and from front lines, often under hostile fire, during the operation against the enemy at Peleliu.
CLARK, William E., Jr., Cpl. Corporal Clark was in the Peleliu, New Britain, and Okinawa battles. He was with the 1st 1st Marine Division, A Company, 1st Battalion, 5th Marines. Now lives in Amarillo, Texas.
CLARK, William Henry, Cpl. 81st Wildcat Division, 322 Infantry, Cannon Company. Invaded Anguar in September 1944. Henry was a member of the National Guard from 1936 until joining the Army in 1938. He was a boxer and fought in AL, TN, AR, HI, and San Luis Obispo. He is currently residing in Kissimmee, FL. He has 8 children, 16 grandchildren, and 7 great-grandchildren. Henry would love to hear from his Army buddies. He can be reached by email at email@example.com or write to him at 2817 Jessup Ave., Kissimmee, Florida. 34744. His daughter writes that she is very proud of my father and all of the courageous men who fought for our freedom in W.W.II. "Thank you all for making the United States the greatest country on earth!!!!"
CLARK, William Thomas, PFC. 1st Marines, E Co, 5th Bn. He Was wounded around 10/12/44 and taken off the island 10/14/44. He Now resides in Emporia, VA and would love to hear from any Buddies. firstname.lastname@example.org
* CLARKE, Robert Smith Jr., Capt. USMC 1st Division. Wounded at Peleliu. DueWesta@aol.com
CLASSON, Richard T. - Pvt - H&S Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn.
*CLAW, Thomas, PFC, of Chinle. Arizona Code Talker.
CLAY, Vincent R., Cpl., A-1-5. Now lives in Angleton, Texas.
CLAYTON, M. L., Cpl., A-1-5. Nickname was "Bird Dog." Now lives in San Antonio, Texas.
CLEVELAND, Billy, PFC. of Red Lake, Fort Defiance. Arizona Code Talker.
CLIPPER, Charles, 1st Sgt. F Company, 2nd Bn, 1st Marines. Deceased January 2002.
* COATES, Joseph, PFC, S & S Company, 1st Ser Batt, 1st Marine Division. He carried a flamethrower and had at least 3 confirmed kills before being wounded in the arm and head. He laid bleeding for a few days before being rescued. Family contact: email@example.com
COBB, Hobart L. Puller's A Co, 1st Bn, 1st Marine Regiment. First wave on Peleliu. Helped Capt. Polk get his medal. Thanks to God, I'm still alive. firstname.lastname@example.org
COCCHIARA, Bernard F., Cpl., USMC, 7th A.A. Bn., Anguar, and D Btry, 12th A.A.A. Bn., Peleliu. Now deceased. His family may be reached by email: Cocchiaras@aol.com
* COCHRAN, Aubry W. - Pvt - B Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. - WIA 9/24/44.
COCKE, Cecil O., Cpl. 81st Calvary Recon Troop. Peleliu and Anguar. Now deceased. His nephew would enjoy hearing from anyone who knew him at that time. Lvmccol@aol.com
COHAN, Frank G. Sr. - Pvt - H&S Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn.
COLE, Douglas C. 4th Marines, Pioneers Demolition Team. Currently Residing in Onaway, Michigan.
COLE, Vernon J., Pvt. USMCR. 6th Amphibian Tractor Battalion.
* COLEMAN, Henry David, Corporal. 1st Pioneer Bn (attached to 2nd Bn, 7th). Served a Mount Martha, Australia, Brisbane, Goodenough Island, Milne Bay, New GUinea, Cape Glouster, New Britain, Pavuvu, Russell Island, Peleliu, back to Pavuvu, Okinawa and on to China, stationed at Tientsin, and left on my 21st brithday after 32 months to go back to the States. I made the landing 14 Sept 1944 on Peleliu, first part of the second wave, amongst many mangled Marine bodies that didn't make it to the beach. I got hit the second morning by mortar before dawn, along with many other Marine buddies who also got it the same day, some making the supreme sacrifice. I got it again less than 2 weeks later, but by the grace of God I was the only survivor that got off a stretcher by myself, amongst many. I never regretted what we had to do. Marinehank@hotmail.com
COLEMAN, Jack L., Cpl. Co. B, 1st Bn, 1st Regiment, 1st Marine Division. Served on Guadalcanal, Peleliu, and Cape Gloucester on the island of New Britain.
COLEMAN, Wayne - PFC - C Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn.
+ COLGAN, William Winfield, 1st Marine Division, Pharmacist Mate 2nd Class and Petty Officer 2nd Class (PhM 2/c). William wanted to enlist in the Navy right after Pearl Harbor. Dad said you only have six months to graduate. I will sign your papers one month before graduation. This he did. William took his basic training at the U.S.N.T.S. Sampson NY. On completion of training, William was received aboard HQ. Co. 3rd BN. 7th Marines, 1st Marine Div. F.M.F. He received the following awards: Jan, 2, 1944, H.A. 1/c Colgan received the Bronze Star with V for saving the lives of three wounded Marines under very hazardous conditions at Cape Gloucester, New Britain. Oct. 4th, 1944 PhM 2/c Colgan received the Navy Cross and Purple Heart posthumously, for extra ordinary heroism in the Battle of Peleliu. A first MarineDiv. PUC. 52 years later (because of an inquiry made by his sister Shirley) for Peleliu. An article appeared in the October, 1945 issue of True The Mans Magazine titled “Hell in the Umurbrogol” written by T/Sgt. Jeremiah O’Leary, Marine Combat Correspondent who was at Peleliu. It is the story of 48 Marines of L company. It was a mopping up operation. Of the 48 Marines only 11 came back. The men were told to write a letter home to a member of the family to be given to his parents in the event he did not come home. His last letter written to his sister Dolly (Vivian) appears in Tom Brokaw’s second book “The Greatest Generation Speaks.” On March 6th 2000, on the Larry King Live Show, while talking to Tom Brokaw about this book, Tom Brokaw read William’s letter, his comment was “this is the type of letters these boys were writing home. That’s how fast these young boys had to grow up.” Spring of 1945, the war was still going on. Mom was home alone one evening. We were up the street watching a ballgame. Mom came running up to Dad. She was crying and very upset. After dad calmed her down, he asked her what was wrong. She said she was listening to WOR radio station from NY. She heard William get shot. The next morning, dad went to the radio station and asked to speak to the station director. They played the record for dad. It is a 16 inch Radio Recording from the U.S. Treasury Department, War Finance Division. The label states, Tribute to Capt. James Shanley and the men of company L, 7th Marines, Battle for Knob 3, Peleliu, Oct. 4th, 1944. It was used for the purpose of selling War Bonds. This is the same story that was featured in True Magazine. My dad said the least you could have done was to let a member of the family know before playing it. Dad asked for and was given the record. William loved his country, his family and his fellowman. He died as he lived, looking out for others. Read his story: ~http://home.att.net/~goodye1/
COLLETTI, John T. - Sgt - B Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn.
COLLINS, Chester L. - Pvt - B Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn. - Now deceased.
COLLINS, Leo Robert - Cpl - 1st Battalion, 6th Marines. Family contact: BCSterling@aol.com
COLLINS, Philip, PFC. Company C of 1/1, Peleliu, Hill 100.
COLLISON, Kenneth Walter. Marine. He served as a 2nd and 1st Lieutenant, in the motor pool, and as a court report and prosecutor. He died in 1991. His son Craig may be reached at email@example.com
+ COLSTON, Billie Edwin. Killed on Peleliu Sept. 15, 1944. He was in the Navy and was a Seaman First Class. He was on the USS Crescent City. His birthdate was June 26, 1923.
* COLYER, James D. Medic on Peleliu. He was wounded and remained on the island. He was a dentist in Hays, Kansas and retired to Scottsdale. He would love to hear from anyone at (480) 991-1623 or via his son at Jeffcolyer@aol.com
COMPTON, William Dean "Bill". USNavy Hospital Corpsman, Pharmacist's Mate Second Class, Third Amphibious Force, US Pacific Fleet, attached to the 73rd Naval Construction Battalion (Seabee's.),and the First Marine Division. Bronze Star Medal September 15, 1944 at Battle of Peleliu, to William Dean Compton: "For heroic achievement while attached to the 73rd Naval Construction Battalion in action against enemy Japanese forces on Peleliu Island, September 15, 1944. During an enemy night counterattack while our forces were pinned down by rifle and machine gun fire, COMPTON crawled to the aid of a wounded Marine who was stranded in a foxhole about 50 feet away and, although constantly exposed to hostile fire, rendered emergency first aid and assisted in evacuating the injured man to safety. By his courage and initiative in the face of great danger, he upheld the highest traditions of the United States Naval Services." COMPTON is authorized to wear the Combat "V". COMPTON was also awarded the Presidential Unit Citation Ribbon with Star, for attachment to the First Marine Division, on Peleliu.
William enlisted in the US Navy Medical Corp upon graduation from High School in 1942. He attended USNavy Hospital Corp Training boot camp, and then had specialized training to become a 'pharmacist’s mates' for "independent duty and for service with the Marines." After this training, he was stationed stateside at the US Navel Hospital in Bremerton, Washington. He was later shipped out to the Pacific Theater, spending time at Guadalcanal, Munda, New Caledonia and the initial attack on Peleliu on September 15, 1944, where he was awarded the Bronze Star Medal, the Combat "V" and Presidential Unit Citation Ribbon with Star. During this time overseas, his high school sweetheart, Trudy Compton, was working as a "Rosie the Riveter", working on the B-29's and C47's at aircraft plants in Tulsa and Oklahoma City. In 1945 William returned home to Oklahoma to marry her. He brought with him a Japanese silk parachute from Peleliu, that was used for Trudy's wedding dress, and later was made into a baptismal gown, that has become a cherished memento for the family, having over two dozen direct descendants of William being baptized in the gown made from the silk Japanese parachute. William was honorably discharged from the US Navy in October 1945. William joined the USArmy Reserve 990th Signal Corp Unit in 1950, and a month later was called up to active duty, serving for 2 years at Camp Gordon as a Supply Company Sergeant during the Korean Conflict. After discharge from the Army in 1952, William and Trudy moved to Shawnee, KS where they remained and raised their 6 children. William died in 1977. Trudy just celebrated her 91st birthday, November of 2016. We would love to be able to put a name to the Marine that he saved Sept. 15, 1944 in that foxhole the 1st day of fighting on Peleliu, or any other info you may want to share. Feel free to contact his daughter at firstname.lastname@example.org
CONGER, Jack E. Major, VMF-114. Corsair pilot who shot down 10 1/2 Jap planes during the war, was nicknamed "Smiling Jack and was from Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Now lives in Havelock, North Carolina.
CONGLETON, James U. - PFC - C Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn. - Now deceased.
CONIGILO, Frank C. - Sgt - C Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn.
CONKLIN, Willis. Served with Mag 25.
CONNOR, Charles D. - PFC - A Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn.
+ CONNORS, James Joseph, Cpl., 1st Marine Division, 7 th Reg., 3rd BN., E Co. - Landed on Orange Beach, Peleliu Island, Sept. 15, 1944. Killed in action on Sept. 25, 1944, at the age of 21. His family would appreciate any information about Jimmy. Please contact his nephew Mark F. Connors E-Mail address: email@example.com
+ CONROY, Edward, Lt. E Co, 2nd Bn, 5th Marines. A platoon leader who served at Cap Gloucester, then at Peleliu. He was killed on 10/8/44 while going forward of his platoon. He was awarded the Navy Cross for earlier action on Peleliu. I would welcome hearing from any man who knew him or who has information on E/2/5. Chris Conroy 98 Corey St. West Roxbury, MA 02132 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
CONSTANTINIDES, Criton P. - PFC - A Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn. Now deceased.
+ COOK, Arthur W. K-3-5. Killed in action on September 29, 1944.
COOK, Carl E. - 2nd Lt - B Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. - Now deceased.
* COOK, Charles A. - PFC - A Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. - WIA 9/27/44 - Now deceased.
+ COOK, Joseph Francis, CPL, E CO, 2nd BN, 1st Marines, 1st PLT. From Massachusetts. KIA. Died of Gun Shot wound to the chest. Buried from USS John Land 18, September 1944, Purple Heart.
COOK, Leland G. - PFC - C Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. - Now deceased.
COOLER, Eugene P. Jr. - PFC - B Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn.
COONS, W. A., GySgt. C-1-5. Now lives in Springfield, Oregon.
CONNOLLY, John J. Marine. Fought on Peleliu. Died in 1972.
COOPER, John E., PFC. VMF (N) 541 MAG 11. Landed on Peleliu 09-15 attached to 1st Division for 27 days. Later went on Leyte and then returned to Peleliu for the rest of WW II. RoverF150@aol.com
COOPER, Julius A. - Pvt - A Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. - Now deceased.
COPPOLA, Joseph G. - PFC - H&S Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn.
COPPOLA, Joseph, T5 - A Company, 710th Tank Battalion, 81st Inf. Div. “A good tanker.”
CORMAN, Buford - PFC - A Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn.
CORNETT, Charles E. - PFC - B Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn.
CORTEZ, Manuel R. - Pvt - C Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. - Now deceased.
* COTE, Benny. 1st Marine Division. He fought at Guadalcanal, Peleliu, and Okinawa. He was wounded, but returned to battle. Eventually he served as an M.P. in China until he was discharged in 1946. Benny died in 1999, most of his war experiences died with him as he was very modest about his great contributions in WW II. Family contact: Alan Cote at email@example.com
COUNCIL, Jerome M. - PFC - A Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. - Now deceased.
COURCHESNE, Rudolph G. - PFC - A Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. - Now deceased.
COSTA, Alex - Pvt - B Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn.
+ COURTEMANCHE, H.D., S Sgt., 321st Infantry, Co. G, 1st Platoon. He was mortally wounded Oct. 16, 1944. He received the Purple Heart and the Bronze Star. The Courtemanche Ridge on Ngesebus was named after him. His son Don was able to place a small bronze memorial to his father between Hill 140 and Brother One on September 15, 2004. The plaque is located in the ravine where Sgt. Courtemanche died, about fifty yards up the hill from the east road. His son, Don R. Waldera, would be pleased to talk with anyone who knew him. Contact by email firstname.lastname@example.org or 12430 Willow Lane, Lakewood, CO, Ph.303-237-0468.
COURTNEY, Raymand S. 1st Marine Division. Also fought in New Guinea and Cape Gloucester. He was named in the Leatherneck for action on Cape Gloucester. He now resides in Indianapolis, IN.
COURTNEY, Richard R. - Cpl - D Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn.
COVELLO, Frank, Cpl. Served with the 154th Combat Engineer Battalion in the Asiatic Pacific Theater of Operations, assisted Marines in invasion of Peleliu, fought in Philippine Islands and was headed to Japan when atomic bomb was dropped. Served from June 1944 to Feb 1946. Still alive and lives in So. Calif with his wife. Father of 5 children and 9 grandchildren. 5/2010.
COX, Herman Wright, Jr. He was Staff Sergeant, Headquarters Co., 322nd Infantry Regiment, 81st Infantry Division, Communications Chief 542 in the Pacific Theater. He was awarded the Bronze Star, although he never knew about it, nor did any of his family until after his death. He began is Service 29 Oct 1942 at Ft. Oglethorpe, GA and ended it at Camp Chaffee, Arkansas on 17 Jan 1946, during which he fought at Peleliu, Leyte, Manus Island, Angaur, among others. He made it home, married and had 5 children, William W. Cox, Melinda Cox, Hall, Herman Wright Cox, III, Robert H. Cox, & James M. Cox. He became an Alderman in our hometown of Collierville, Shelby County, Tennessee in 1959, and remained in that position, becoming Vice Mayor, then being elected Mayor of Collierville in 1975 where he remained until his retirement in 1999. He loved being Mayor of Collierville, and helped more people than you can count. He made Collierville a wonderful place to live, and is still loved to this day. He died on December 3, 2003 of cancer. I am anxious to hear from anyone from his Unit that may have known him, and would also like to know what Company he was in. He, like so many others, never talked about the War, and I am desperately trying to find out more of what he did. The date of this entry is October 20, 2006. Please contact me, Melinda Cox Hall, at Melinda.Hall@hotmail.com
COX, Horace W. - PFC - B Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn.
COX, Lat L. - Cpl - C Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn.
+ COXWELL, Jr., Franklin Harrison. A-1-5 killed on Peleliu September 28, 1944. Bar Gunner. Nephew would like to talk to anyone who served with his uncle. Contact at Tschula1@aol.com
* CRAIN, Edward J., Dr. This was a heroic "Battle Surgeon" who served in the 1st. Bn., 5th Reg. I remembered his last name over these many years and recently confirmed his full name through the Navy's Medical Historian in Washinton D.C., a Mr. Hacula (202) 737-2300. They can bring up any doctor's name who served on Peleliu if they received an award. He is Lt. JG. Edward J. Crain, MD. and he was awarded the Silver Star and Purple Heart on Peleliu and the Navy Cross on Okinawa. There were some heroic navy doctors on Peleliu and they should be found and listed if at all possible. Contributed by Harvey B. Kishman.
CRANDALL, Frank V., Sgt. Commended for courageous conduct while operating Sixteenth Field Depot vehicles to and from front lines, often under hostile fire, during the operation against the enemy at Peleliu.
CRANDELL, Lloyd Joseph. 1st Marines, 6th Amphibian Tractor Battalion. Fought in battles of Peleliu and Okinawa. Lloyd died in 1988, but his son and daughter-in-law are compiling a family history and would like to hear from anyone who served with Lloyd. Contact email@example.com
CRAPPS, Marvin D., Sr., TSgt. 81st Infantry Division, 321st RCT, Co L passed away Friday, July 27th, 2007. After being awarded a Bronze Star for action on Peleliu, and honorably discharged, he returned to civilian life and married Virginia Alice Copeland. For more than 50 years after the war he supported his family as a barber and handyman. He was admired and loved by many in the community. Generations of American citizens owe men like our father and grandfather a great, great debt. We his children and grandchildren (Danny Crapps, Andy Crapps, Laura Crapps, Aaron Crapps, George Crapps, Susan Lassiter and Cathy Mobley) are very proud of him and very thankful that the Lord spared His life while serving on Peleliu. If you would like to communicate with his family, please send an email to his son Danny Crapps at firstname.lastname@example.org
CRAWFORD, Carl, PFC, of Ganado. Arizona Code Talker.
+CRAWFORD, David - PFC - A Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn. - MIA.
*CRAWFORD, Donald F. - PFC - C Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. - WIA 9/15/44.
CRAWFORD, Ernest V. - PFC - B Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn.
CRAWFORD, James L. Navy Corpsman, F-2-5, New Britain, Peleliu, and Okinawa. Now deceased.
CRAWFORD, John A. Jr. - PFC - H&S Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn.
CRAWSHAW, Ronald S. - Pvt - B Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. - Now deceased.
CREAMER, John J. 1st Marine Raider Battalion, Edsons Raiders.
CREASY, Lewis. A Tech Sergeant in the 154th Engineer Combat Battalion, attached to the 81st Division. Invaded Anguar shortly after the Marines landed on Peleliu, and then relieved the Marines on Peleliu, finishing the job of ridding the island of the remaining Japanese. Lewis may be reached by email: email@example.com
CREECH, Donald E. - Cpl - H&S Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn.
CRELIA, Edgar D., Pvt. Commended for courageous conduct while operating Sixteenth Field Depot vehicles to and from front lines, often under hostile fire, during the operation against the enemy at Peleliu.
* CRESTO, Frank A. Jr. - PFC - B Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn. WIA.
CREWS, Earl T - PFC - C CO. Third Armored Amphibian Bn.
CRIBB, Italy W. - Pvt - H&S Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. - Now deceased.
+ CRISAFULLI, Patrick F., Cpl. 1st Marine Division, H&S Co., 5th Regiment, 3rd Battalion. He was wounded on Sept. 20, 1944 on Peleliu then taken to the USS Ormsby APA 49 where he died of wounds on Sept 20, 1944. He was burried at sea on that day. He left San Diego on May 13,1944 on the USS Rochambeau AP63, He was transported to Peleliu on LST #271. Anyone having any information to add please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
+ CROCKFORD, Ernest H., NCB 33, "KIA" 22 Sep. 1944 on Peleliu.
+ CROCOL, Porter. Forward Observer, Battery G, 11th Marines, First Marine Division. Killed in action on the second day of the invasio of Peleliu. He was the best friend of Peleliu vet James Wagner. He came from Buffalo, NY.
CROEL, Karl. Fought in the battle of Peleliu, he now resides in the city of New Port Richey, Florida. MaryMpbiz@aol.com
CROSSON, Joseph T., PFC. 81st Infantry Division, 906th Field Artillery, Battery B. Brooklyn, NY Deceased July 5, 1971. Family contact: email@example.com
CROSTHWAIT, Arthur M. Seaman 1st Class, United States Navy, a Survivor of the Battle of Peleliu. He is still alive, and resides on our family farm at 32734 County Road 33, brush, Colorado. Arthur was 18 years old at the time of the battle and was attached to the Naval Vessel LST 559. The LST carried 14 amphibious tanks from the 81st Infantry. Arthur was a Coxswain on a LSVP on the invasion of the Angaur Beach. As of 2012, Arthur is 86 years old and lives with Bernice, his wife of 65 years. Contact son John: firstname.lastname@example.org
* CROWDER, Thurmon Eric, PFC. Rifleman. Co L, 3rd Bn, 322 Inf. 81st (Wildcat) Division. Landed on Anguar 9/14/44. WIA by Japanese party somewhere around 10/16/44. Missed Peleliu because of the wounds. Later fought on Leyte. He was a member of the occupation forces in Japan. As of 2001, he is 76 years old and lives in Shannon, GA. Contact: email@example.com
CROWELL, William, SGT - A Company, 710th Tank Battalion, 81st Inf. Div. , Received Bronze Star for heroism. “A good tanker.”
CROWN, John A. Lt. Col. Commander of Company I, Company K, 3rd Bn, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division.
CRUNKLETON, Mancel E. Served in Third Armored Amphibian Bn, D-3 at Peleliu and Okinawa. Would like to hear from any old D Company ex's. Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
CUDAK, Chester "Whitey" J., PFC. Artillery. He helped to fire the 105 mm howitzer cannons.
* CULBERTSON, Raymond H. - PFC - D Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. -WIA 9/15/44 - Now deceased.
CUMMINGS, Whiteley A. - Capt - H&S Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn. - Now deceased.
CULLEN, Gerald F., Pvt. Commended for courageous conduct while operating Sixteenth Field Depot vehicles to and from front lines, often under hostile fire, during the operation against the enemy at Peleliu.
CULLEN, William H., PFC - 6th Amphib. Tractor Battalion - One of the "engineers" who volunteered in relief on the 1st Regiment. Assigned to combat sniper duty on the western side of Bloody Nose with the objective of preventing the enemy from escaping west out of The Pocket, down the mountainside, across the West Road, and into the relative safety of the yet-to-be-cleared "swamp" (the centuries-old Palauan taro farm at Ngerchol) - Retired and living in Concord, CA.
+ CULLER, Fred Leroy, P1 Sgt. USMC. Killed in Action on Peleliu, September 15, 1944.
CULPEPPER, Semion William (S.W.), Sgt 81st Infantry Division, (Wildcats) 323 Regiment, Company G. Light Mortar Crewman Squad Leader, participated in landings at Ulithi atoll, Angaur and Peleliu, New Caledonia and Leyte. He was also stationed at Honshu Air Force Base in occupied Japan. After his discharge he returned to Georgia and his wife and the infant son he had never seen. S.W. a farmer and a machinist until his death 17 June 1993. Family contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
CUMBAA, Bill P. 2nd Lt. F/2/7 of 1st Marine Division, USMC looking for others to talk to and hear from. As of June 2014, Bill is 93 years young and still going strong, and active in his local Marine detachment. Email Denise at email@example.com
CUMMINS, Dale F. - PFC - H&S Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn.
CUNNINGHAM, Jack, Corporal. Jeep driver with 81st Wild Cat Division. Landed on Anguar and a few days later on Peleliu with the 321st Infantry Battalion. Now lives in Alabama.
+ CUNY, Donald, PFC. Company "E", 2nd Bn. Killed in action by Japanese forces at Peleliu on September 18, 1944. He was awarded 1st Marine Division Presidential Citation, Purple Heart, and Silver Star. Family contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
* CUSHING, Robert, PFC. 1st Marines, 2nd Bn, G Company. Landed on White Beach on D-1. He was wounded on Sept. 19th, blinded by a mortar shell, and was evacuated to San Diego. He finally got his sight back after 29 days. In 1987 his son went back with him to Peleliu. They spent 6 days there sharing time and his memories. He finally made it to the top of Bloody Nose Ridge and his son recorded it. Robert "Renny" Cushing, Jr.: email@example.com
+ CUSTER, Clyde R. - PFC - B Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn. - MIA
CUTRIGHT, Orien G. - Pvt - C Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn.
CVENGROSS, Roy G. - Cpl - A Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. Roy lives in Amsterdam, Ohio.
CYPRA, Robert. Heavy AAG, 12th AA Bn. Deceased 1981. He was a good father. I'm searching for anyone who might have known anything about him. Please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call me at 907-745-5541. Thank you.