Peleliu Tribute
A tribute to those who fought at Peleliu, South Pacific, WW II.


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D'ARIANO, Carmine - Cpl - B Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn.

DACHEFF, Richard, 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.

DACY, George L.  He was a captain, and was commander of Headquarters Company, 2nd Battalion, 1st Marines.  He passed away on March 3, 2010 at the age of 88.  He was buried with full military honors.  Peleliu was his first action.  Family contact: rdacy@austin.rr.com

DAGGETT, Darneal PFC - H&S Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn. - Now deceased.

+ DAHMS, Howard, PFC - 1st Platoon, A Company, 710th Tank Battalion, 81st Inf. Div. - One of four tank crewmen who, along with Capt. H.W. Jone Jones of the 7th Marine Regiment, were killed on Oct. 18, 1944 when their Sherman hit a mine or unexploded shell on Hill 210, Bloody Nose Ridge while directing fire at enemy caves. To this day, the tank lies in place where it was hit. On Sept. 15, 2000, a memorial plaque embossed with the names of PFC Dahms and his fellow crewmen was dedicated at the tank site.

DALE, Allen, PFC.  Marines.  Arizona Code Talker.

DELLAERA, Al - Lives in Fairfield, CT.

DALTON, William E. - Pvt - C Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn. - Now deceased.

DALVY, Wilbert, T5 - A Company, 710th Tank Battalion, 81st Inf. Div. “A good tanker.”

DALZELL, William C. - Cpl - B Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn. - Now deceased.

DANIEL, George R. - Cpl - C Co.Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn. - Now deceased.

DANTIN, Cliff. 81st Wildcat Division. Lives in Galliano, LA.

DANYLCHUK, Peter - PFC - C Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn. - Now deceased.

+ DARDEN, Roy Jr., 507924, PFC, E CO, 2nd BN, 1st Marines, 1st PLT

+ DARLINGTON, Dawn W., Pvt USMCR, Rgtl. Wpns Co, 5th Marines, KIA on September 26, 1944 at Peleliu. Pvt. Darlington was the brother of USMC Maj. E.G. Darlington (Ret).

D'AMICO, Albert. Navy. Brought Marines onto shore for the battle.

D’AMORE, George. Company K/3/1/1. George fought on both Peleliu and Okinawa with the First Marine Division. My father was such a good, kind, and loving man who is greatly missed. Daddy passed away in May of 2009 at the young age of 85.  I would love to correspond with anyone who knew my father. robbieroo56@gmail.com.  Thank you to all who have served this great country.

+ DARE, Douglas Leonard, Pfc, Cob, 1st Bn, 1st Marines, 1st Marine Division, FMF. He was killed in action on Peleliu on 20 September 1944 and is buried at USAF Cemetary, Manila #2, Luzon, P.I.

DARLIN, Francis, PFC - A Company, 710th Tank Battalion, 81st Inf. Div. “A good tanker.”

DARNELL, Calvin P. Darnell.  He was on the Fremont in the 40's. He was on a 5pm. gun then drove a landing boat.  Family contact: jdarnell11@gmail.com

+ DASHNER, Donald James, CPL, 1st Marines, machine gunner.

* DAVID, James W. - PFC - A Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn - WIA 9/15/44.

DAVIS, James A. - W.O. - H&S Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn.

DAVIS, David, Jr. - 2nd Lt - C CO. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn. - Now deceased.

DAVIS, John Walter "Jack". Platoon Sergeant. E Co.,2nd Bn.,5thMarines, 1st Marine Division. Served at Peleliu, Okinawa, New Britain, and Pavuvu. He was shot while on Okinawa on May 17, 1945. He served from May 1942 through November 1945. Jack is interested in getting in touch with others he served with in these battles. He may be contacted as follows: 2170 East Avenue A, Torrington, WY 82240, (307) 532-2170.

DAVIS, Marion E., Pvt. USMCR. 6th Amphibian Tractor Battalion.

DAVIS, Orin D. - 2nd Lt - B Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn.

DAVIS, Russell, F-2-1 at Peleliu. Author of MARINE AT WAR, New York: Scholastic Book Services, 1961.

DAVIS Sloan F. - Cpl - A Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn.

DAVIS, William - Pvt - B Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. - Now deceased.

* DAY, James. K-3-5. WIA on 28 Sept 44.

DEAN, Robert, SGT - A Company, 710th Tank Battalion, 81st Inf. Div. “Performed his duties admirably.”

DEARDROFF, Henry "Hank", PFC. Machine Gunner, 1st Combat Engr Bn. Saw combat on Guadalcanal, Cape Gloucester, and Peleliu.

DEASON, Bryan - Pvt - H&S Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. - Now deceased.

DEBOER, Robert E. - Pvt - D Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn.

+ DECKER, John A. "Deck", Lt. Co. G, 2nd Battalion, 1st Marines. Platoon leader of G Co. He was killed in action September 18th, 1944 on Bloody Nose Ridge, Peleliu. His sister would love to hear from anyone who might have known or served with him. She was 14 at the time of his death. Please contact through her daughter at LHolzapfel@aol.com

+ DE COUDREAUX, Alton H., NCB 17 (Sp), "KIA" 16 Sep. 1944 on Peleliu.

DEE, Raymond T. - PFC - A Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn.

DEEM, Donald W. - PFC - B Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn.

DEEN, Braswell D., Jr., K-3-1. Now a Judge in Atlanta, Georgia. See my website, www.EvolutionOrNot.com, and in my book, Trial by Combat!, Chapter X, pp 249-256, Trials In Combat...Peril's and Pitfalls of Peleliu." 

* DELLERBA, Steve G Battery, 3rd Bn, 11th Marines.

DE L'EAU, Jay. Company K, 3rd Bn, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division. Gloucester veteran.

DELUCA, John, PFC - A Company, 710th Tank Battalion, 81st Inf. Div. “A real good guy!”

DEMANCHE, Lawrence S. W.O. H&S Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn.

DEMAREE, Ralph G. Jr. - Sgt - H&S Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. He retired from the Marines in 1963 and became an Episcopal priest. He passed away on April 1, 2005.  Family contact: peter@sa-mr.com

DEMARIS, Alfred J. - PFC - H&S Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn.

DEMERLO, John V. - PFC - H&S Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn.

DEMIRANDA, Fernando R. - PFC - A Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. - Now deceased.

DENMARK, Arthur L. - Sgt - A Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn.

DENISTON, James R. - Pvt - C Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn.

DENNISTON, Walter S. - Cpl - B Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn.

+ DENTER, Franklin John, Private First Class. C Company. Franklin's nephew and family would like information about Frank. They were told he died after the initial landings. He was referred to as the "preacher" by some of the guys because he carried a Bible in battle. His nephew Tim would like to hear from anyone with information: Bojestsc@aol.com

DENYER, Samuel L., rank at time unknown. U.S. Navy Corpsmen, 1st Marines. He lost his two best friends to a Japanese artillery shell while taking med supplies to the front. He also served his country at Guadalcanal, New Britain, Saipan, Peleliu, Iwo Jima, Korea, and Vietnam (China Beach). He retired as a Masterchief and was awarded the Purple Heart and Bronze Star. Never will I know a finer sailor and grandfather. I am trying to find out as much as I can about my grandfather as I follow in his footsteps, so any info on him would be greatly appreciated. A proud grandson and Navy Midshipman may be reached at specopseal@hotmail.com

DePARIS, Augustine.  321st Combat Regiment of the 81st Infantry Wildcat Division during WWII. He took part in the invasion of Angaur and Peleliu of the Palau Group in the South Pacific.  The 321st Combat Infantry Regiment was also dispatched to Leyte in the Philippines for mopping up operations.  He is a disabled veteran due to combat action.  His separation from the Army occurred in l946 while serving in the occupation of Japan.  He received numerous awards for his participation in the battles of the South Pacific and the Liberation of the Philippines.  He was born in 1924, and enlisted in the Army on 3/22/1943 as he wanted to serve his country during the war. He was honorable discharged on 2/1/l946.  Originally he served in the Tank Corp. 8th Armored Division, then was shipped to combat in the 321st Combat Regiment of the 81st Infantry Wildcat Division.  After returning home he went to work at the Wood Mill with his father.  After a short time there he started his career at Western Electric while also working as a reserve fireman for the City of Lawrence.  He received a permanent position on the force, but ended his career with the fire department because of a management position at Western Electric.  He attended Lowell Tech for Engineering, Radio School in Boston and Franklin Tech.  His other achievements included a Brokers and Real Estate and Insurance License in l960.  He was promoted to supervisor at Western Electric in l956 and retired as an Engineer from AT & T in l988.  He was the husband to the late, Grace M DeParis, the former Grace M. Zappala for 57 years.  They had two daughters, Sharon Lee and Maureen Briere along with three grandchildren and several great grandchildren.  One of my parents favorite past times was summers spent at their summer home at Salisbury Beach along with their families and friends. I am sad to report that my dad passed away on January 15, 2012. He passed at his home after a long illness but surrounded by his loving family. Dad will be greatly missed.  He truly was a remarkable man, father, grandfather and great grandfather.  His memory and wisdom will live on forever. Family contact: carouselsl@yahoo.com

DEPONTO, Vito, Sgt. 1st Marine Division, First Battalion, Seventh Regiment -Now Deceased. Family contact: wdeponto@yahoo.com

* DEPRIMA, Joseph M. - Pvt - B Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn.WIA 9/15/44. Now deceased.

* DETMER, Edwin C. K-3-5. WIA on 28 Sept 44.

* DETTRICH, Raymond C. - Plt Sgt - A Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn.

DEVINE, John. Sent in just after the first wave along with other Nightfighters support personnel.

DEWELL, Lloyd W. - 81st Wildcat division 323rd RCT, "E" Company. Unit commander of 40-45 men. His rank was 1st Lt. and he was a wildcat Ranger. He saw action at: Guadalcanal, Nugulu, Leyte (phillipines) and Peleliu. I grew up listening to his stories of the battle at Peleliu. He fought on Bloody Nose Ridge clearing caves and machine gun nests. His unit is credited with the final elimination of a sniper named the golpher/mole who took many soldiers lives near bloody nose ridge. In his later years he still remembered a few guys in the 81st and refered to them by name. He spoke of Buck Luttrell, Captain Temple and the best man at his wedding, Henry Poulson.  Lloyd Dewell passed away April 4, 2008. His family and friends will always remember and honor him for service. God bless you, Grandpa. If you have any additional information about his service please email me, Mark Bainer, at: mcbainer@hotmail.com . Thanks to all you vets for the incredible sacrifices you have made for our freedom. God Bless you all. 

DeWOLF, Harvey John, Srg. VMF (N)-541, Night Fighter Squadron. This squadron was later called up to fly cover for the battle of Letty Gulf, by Gen. MacArthur. They then returned to Peleliu.

+ DIAZ, James C., PFC. E Company, 2nd Bn, 1st Marines.  From California.  KIA. Gun shot wound to chest on 19 September 1944 on Peleliu. Buried in Plot L, Row 13, Grave 122, Manila American Cemetery. Purple Heart.

DIBBLE, James E., Pvt. B Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. Now deceased.

DICKERMAN, Alfred M. - PFC - A Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn.

DICKISON, Arthur R. - Sgt - D Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn.

* DICKSON, Travis Oscar, Cpl. 5th Marines Batt. 1st Marine Division. Served on Samao Islands, Guadalcanal, New Zealand, wounded on Peleliu September 15, 1944. Awarded Purple Heart.  Died May 7, 1945 on Okinawa, buried at Monticello, AR.  Family contact: pateatontx@gmail.com

DIETERICH, Herbert J. - Sgt - H&S Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn.

DIETRICH, William J. Jr. - PFC - A Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. - Now deceased.

DIETRICK, Harold N. - 1st Marine Division, Company B. 1943-1945. Served on Peleliu and Pavuvu.  He was 17 years old when he enlisted. Thanks to all the young men in his generation for giving their all that has enabled us to have such wonderful lives. Words can not express the gratitude that is felt.   Contact:  carney_kate@yahoo.com

DIEZ, R. W., 1st Lt., USMC of VMF 122. PERSONAL NOTE TO MR. DIEZ - Rudy Holechek from your unit is hoping to contact you. You may contact him him by email at pntbox@aol.com or in writing at 1886 E. Carmen St., Tempe, AZ 85283.

DIGNAN, Art. 1st Division, H Company, 2nd Bn. Now deceased. knewsom7@home.com

* DIJULIO, Frank P. - PFC - B Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn.

* DILLOWAY, Harold L. - PFC - H&S Co. Third armored Amphibian WIA 9/15/44. Now deceased.

* DILLOWAY, Harold "Sparky" - PFC- USMC H&S Company Third Armored Amphibian Bn. WIA on 09/15/44. Now deceased. Trying to find anyone who served with my grandfather Harold "Sparky" Dilloway. He graduated Boot Camp in San Diego in 1944. His Boot Camp Platoon was 1174. I was told that he was also on the BN. boxing team. I would like to hear from anyone who knew him or knew of him. I can be reached at MLDILLOWAY@YAHOO.COM

* DILUGLIO, Domenic, F Co Exec, 2nd Bn, 1st Marines. Now lives in Wakefield, Rhode Island.

* DIMUCCIO, Anthony. K-3-5.

DINGEE, Howard E. Jr. - Pvt - C Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn.

DINGLEDINE, Orville W. - PFC - A Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. - Now deceased.

* DINKENS, Cordell James. Marine. He saw combat at Guadalcanal, Cape Gloucester, New Britain, Peleliu, and Okinawa. He earned the Purple Heart and the Bronze Star. He passed away in 1994. Contact for family: AudreyElrod@aol.com

DiORIO, Louis Joseph, Pvt. 1st Class. 1st Marine Div., 1st. Tank Bn., Co. C. Served on Peleliu and Okinawa, was awarded the Bronze Star with Combat V. Now deceased. Family contact: B197564@aol.com

* DIRVEN, Palmer F., Staff Sgt. Served in the Cape Gloucester and Peleliu landings, 12/43-12/44. Was wounded during the Peleliu landing. Anyone wishing to contact Palmer can send e-mail to nahast@co.oakland.mi.us or tomnkel@netzero.net

* DITARANTO, Joseph B. - Pvt - C Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. - WIA 9/26/44.

DIVERGILIO, Michael J. - PFC - A Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn. - Now deceased. His son would appreciate any and all information that the members can give about his father. He never talked about his service time to his children. If any members have pictures that can be scanned and emailed to me that would also be greatly appreciated. Contact: bry_d@msn.com

DIXON, Norman A., PFC. 321st Inf 81st Inf Div. Bronze Star receipient. Deceased. Family contact: djl1930@juno.com

DIXON, Roy C. Jr. - PFC - H&S Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. - Now deceased.

DOEDEN, Ray Oliver - Private - 323rd Combat Regiment 81st "Wildcats"Infantry Division. He received a Bronze Star while in Peleliu. Like many veterans of that era, he spoke little about his wartime experiences prior to his death several years ago.  Family contact: doedie1921@yahoo.com

DOERR, Sylvester A. - PFC - C Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. - Now deceased.

DOETSCH, Matthew A. Jr. - Sgt - B Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. - Now deceased.

+ DOHERTY, Marron, Pvt. USMCR. Killed in Action on Peleliu, September 15, 1944.

DONATHAN, Richard D.

+ DONOHUE, Humphrey Patrick, PFC, Co. B, 323d infantry 81st Wild Cats Division - Army. KIA on Peleliu Island, October 26, 1944.  Humphrey was born in Killarney, Co. Kerry on May 12, 1906 and came to the USA when he was 31. He lived in Chicago and enlisted and went into active duty on June 13, 1942 at Camp Grant, Illinois. He never married nor had children. However, he left behind his parents in Ireland as well as 2 sisters and one brother. In the USA, he had one sister in Boston and two brothers in Chicago. He was born Humphrey Donoghue but Ellis Island changed the spelling of his name to Donohue. He was a tall, quiet man. Anyone remembering him, please contact me at mmciner@schools.nyc.gov.

* DONOVAN, John F. (from Massachusetts), USN, Seabees, 33rd Naval Construction Battalion, D Co.  John was attached to the 1st Marine Division during the invasion of Peleliu. On D-Day, 15 September 1944, he was a member of the 33rd Battalion shore-party, which landed on Peleliu with the 1st Marine Division. He was wounded in action by shrapnel from mortar shell for which he was awarded the Purple Heart.  He also received the Presidential Unit Citation ribbon with star that was awarded to the First Marine Division, Reinforced, in this campaign.  Family contact: wyws@verizon.net

DOOD, Kenneth Dood. E Company, 2nd Battalion, 1st Marines. Now living in Grandville, MI.

* DORAN, Robert C. K-3-5.

*DORMINEY, Henry Clayton, Lt., Fleet Marine Force- Navy.  Naval Liason Officer directing fire from Naval ships offshore.  Wounded by artillery shell the first day of the battle.   After recovery, stayed in Navy long enough to establish a series of Universities in the Marshall and Gilbert Islands and was awarded an honorary Doctorate from the University of Majuro.  Received the Bronze Star, Purple Heart and Presidential Unit Citation. Born in Alapaha, Georgia, he raised a family and lived his adult life in Tift County, Georgia a successful businessman.  Family contact:   edd.dorminey@gmail.com

DORWART, Arthur. 81st Wildcat Division. adorwart@rosenet.net

DOTY, Earl A. - PFC - C Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn.

* DOUGLAS, Paul, Capt. A legend in the 1st Marine Division, Capt. Douglas had been an economics professor at the University of Chicago, and had enlisted in the Marine Corps as a private. 53 years old during the Peleliu battle, he was slightly wounded carrying flamethrower ammunition up to the lines. At Okinawa he was wounded seriously by a bullet in the arm while carrying wounded for 3/5. He never regained complete use of the limb. He had served as a senator in Illinois.

DOWDEN, James Newton, 490370, PFC, E CO, 2nd BN, 1st Marines, 1st PLT

DOWNING, Herschel, 81st Wildcat Division. Lives in Wylie, TX.

DOWNS, Heavron H. - Cpl - B Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn.

DOYLE, Charles L. “Chills”.  73rd Seabees. He was a MM1/c and he passed away on the 1 of Aug 1971, long before the PC was around.

DRAGUS, George H. George served in the 1st Division for four years.

DRESTE, John P. Dreste.  B/1/1 under Ray Davis and Chesty.  This was his first battle and he was just 18.  He did go on to Okinawa as well, where he was wounded after about a month. Family contact: jwd@ernstromdreste.com

DRINKUT, Joseph C. - PFC - B Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn. - Now deceased.

+ DRINNAN, Russell E., 2nd Lot.  322 Infantry. 81 Infantry Division. Earned Silver Star during battle for Angaur Island. KIA 9/28/1944 Anguar Island, Buried at Arlington Nation Cemetery.

DRIVER, Walter G. - PltSgt - H&S Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. - Now deceased.

* DRURY, Jeff "Gator", Cpl. Gunner 60 mm mortar section Weapons platoon, L company, 3rd battalion, 7th Marines. Wounded on Peleliu on Oct. 18, 1944 . Also served on Cape Gloucester and Okinawa. Living in Cameron, La.

DUCLOS, Joseph Francis, PFC. HQ Co., 1st Battalion, 11th Marines. Assigned as a forward observer with K Co., 3rd Battalion, 1st Marines. Saw action on Guadalcanal, Cape Glouster,and Peleliu,( he was one of the men with Capt. Hunt on the 'Point' on the extreme left during the invasion of Peleliu. He was also called up with the 25th Marines for Korea. He now resides in Albany, New York with his wife Catherine, and is the father of four sons and one daughter, six grandchildren and two great grandchildren. He can be contacted by email: ltcdoty@localnet.com

* DUCOTE, Burton J., aka Red, Pharmacist Mate 4th class. Believed to have gone ashored with the 3rd Marines at Orange Beach. He was wounded and shipped back to a hospital ship and to the VA Hospital in San Diego. He was from Ville Platte, LA. If you knew him, please contact his oldest son at gjducote@cox.net

DUFFET, Henry, 2nd Lt. 2nd Bn, 1st Marines, Headquarters. Now lives in Hendersonville, Tennessee.

DUFFY, Andrew Roland, Corporal. Also fought at Guadalcanal, New Britain, and Okinawa. He was from Newton, MA. After the war he worked for the U.S. Postal Service for about 25 years. His grandson would like to hear from anyone who knew him. Jburke@beansprout.net

* DUFFY, E.C. 1st Marine Division, 7th Reg, 1st Bn, A Co, 1st Platoon. Fought in Gudalcanal, Cape Gloucester & Peleliu. Wounded at Peleliu.

* DUFFY, Ernest. 1st Marine Division, A-1-7, 1st Platoon. Fought on Cape Gloucester and Peleliu, wounded on Peleliu.

DUFFY, Robert of Saginaw, MI. 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).

DUFFY, William Anthony, 1st Marines. Machine gunner.

* DUGGER, James. K-3-5.

DUNBAR, Robert E., Jr., Cpl. A Co., 5th Marines, 1st Division, HQ-1-5. I was with A Co, 5th Marines most of D-Day. That afternoon we were attacked by two Japanese tanks. One was blown up by our Sherman tanks and the other one was knocked out on the Air field. My email address is: redhawk10@aol.com

DUNLAP, William C. - Cpl - D Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn.

DUNCAN, Raymond C. - Pvt - C Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn.

DUNN, Tom. 1st Marine Division, 3rd Bn, 5th Marines, Flame Thrower, Assault Platoon. A survivor of Peleliu. He lives in Cuyahoga Falls, OH. IT0047@JUNO.COM

DUNN, Vernon A. - Cpl - H&S Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn. - Now deceased.

DUNNAWAY, Max. 81st Infantry Division, Division Artillery. He was wounded, possibly on Palau. He later became a poet and Wrote an especially inspiring poem entitled "Peleliu."

DUPUY, Douglas D. Cpl, 1st platoon, Regimental Weapons Co., 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division. Died in 1994; from Marksville, LA. He fought on Cape Gloucester and Talasea in New Britain, and Pelelieu and Okinawa as well. We just found a picture of him with 12 other Marines. The only ones identified were Anderson and McCormick along with my father-in-law. Family contact: p.rabalais@eatel.net

* DUVAL, James D. - PFC - H&S Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. - WIA 10/16/44.

DYSART, George D. - 2nd Lt - H&S Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn.

+ DYSON, George, Sgt. Major, U.S. Marine. He was killed on the beach on September 15, 1944. He is buried in the U.S. Armed Forces Cemetery 1 on Peleliu, Grave 13, Section 2. If any one has information about Sgt. Dyson, either knew him or knew of him, his children who have never seen him or know very little about him would greatly appreciate the information. Please contact Sdr12198@aol.com

EASLEY, James C. U.S. Navy. Served at Peleliu aboard the USS Santee. He is looking for members of Combat Aircraft Service Unit 49. James can be reached at 530-241-0900.

EBERHARD, Harrison J. - Pvt - C Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. - Now deceased.

EBMEYER, Jesse, PFC. USMC 8th Amtracs. Served at both Peleliu and Okinawa. Deceased October 2000 at age 79. Family contact: SMK@npjp.com

* EBNER, Duane O. - PFC - A Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. - WIA 9/15/44.

EDDLEMAN, Talmon Newton, Corporal. Enlisted in Jackson, MS on January 1, 1944. Weapons qualification: Rifle Marksman. Special military qualifications: Amphibian Tractor Crewman Service: Pacific Area: July 31, 1944-March 19, 1946 Wounds received in service: none. Battles, engagements: Participated in action against the enemy at Peleliu, Palau Islands: September 15, 1944- October 14, 1944; Okinawa, Ryukyu Islands: April 1, 1945-June 21, 1945. Remarks: Issued HonSerLap Button at Camp Lejeune, N.C., March 29, 1946. He is living in Bay Springs, Mississippi. He is married to Jane Grayson Eddleman and is the loving Father of four daughters and has six grandchildren. He is presently In a nursing home where he keeps a picture of his marine buddies next to his bed. His daughter may be contacted: electric@c-gate.net

EDEN, Raymond, PFC - A Company, 710th Tank Battalion, 81st Inf. Div.

EDMISTEN, Virgil L, Cpl. USMC. Heavy Equipment Sec, H & S CO, Hdqtrs BN, 17th Marines, Pelelieu, Okinawa, China. Deceased. Contact his son at TARALEM@AOL.COM

EDRINGTON, William Martin. Navy Corpsman assigned to the 1st Marine Division at Pelelieu. Please contact his nephew if you have any information on Bill you could share. His nephew is also searching for information on a painting which was done at Pelelieu by an artist he thinks was named Tom Lea. The painting shows a grim chaplain administering the last rights to a dying Marine. His uncle is pictured in the background giving aid to a comrade. If anyone has any idea where he could find information on this painting or the artist, he would be grateful if you would contact him by email: TSchniedwind@somd.org

EDWARDS, Donald V. - PFC - B Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn.

EDWARDS, Eugene R. - Cpl - B Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn.

EDWARDS, Harold Burton , Corporal, U.S.M.C. 1ST Marine Division, "G"Btry, 3rd. Battalion, 11th Marine Division. 50 Caliber Machine Gun. Enlistment .29th day of Dec.1941. Was in the ‘CCC’s for 1 1/2years as an Assistant Leader prior to enlisting in Marine Corp. His brother, Roland Wayne Edwards, was killed at the Pearl Harbor Attack 1941. USS WEST VIRGINIA. Harold later joined the US Army and became a Captain in rank.  He died May 28, 1985 at the age of 62.  As with most soldiers back then, he hardly ever spoke of the war.  He fought at Guadalcanal and was wounded there on 11/24/42, and also fought at New Guinea, Cape Gloucester New Britain, and Peleliu.  He received a Purple Heart and Ribbon/Bar, Presidential Unit Citation, Navy Unit Commendation, American Campaign Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, World War II Victory Medal, Rifle Marksman Badge, Pistol Expert Badge, Good Conduct Medal, Honorable Service Lapel Button, American Theater, USMC Rifle Badge, and a 1st Marine Division Patch. Family contact: jimmyedwards1952@gmail.com

* EIMS, Ivan L.,PFC. B Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. WIA 9/15/44.

* EISENBERG, Donald C. - Pvt - C Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn.WIA 9/19/44- Now deceased.

ELBERT, Howard, Cpl. 5th Regiment, 1st Battalion. Also served at Guadalcanal, New Britain and New Guinea. Landed on Peleliu on September 15th and was wounded on September 28. He lived in Pittsburg, PA all his life. Deceased in 1984. Family contact: EHel2922769@aol.com

+ ELDERTON, William H. (Bill), PFC, USMC, First Marines, Company K. Killed in action during the assault on the Point, September 16, 1944.

ELLER, Lawrence - PFC - B Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. - Now deceased.

* ELLINGTON, Charles Clifford "Duke". 2nd Lt. K-3-5. 1st Marine Division. He left the USMC reserves in Birmingham as a Captain. He died at the age of 56. He was buried in a Veterans Cemetery in Pensacola, FL.

+ ELLINGTON, John, NCB 17 (Sp), "KIA" 18 Sep. 1944 on Peleliu.

ELLIS, James Edward. 2nd Battalion, 5th Marines. He also served on Guadalcanal, new Britain, and Okinawa. His son has recorded his war memoirs and has produced a 50-page booklet filled with personal stories from these battles. Part of these memoirs have been published in the STINGER magazine (USS WASP survivors magazine). At Guadalcanal he was a part of a Marine detachment that served aboard the USS Wasp. The Wasp was sunk on Sept. 15, 1942, the day the battle of Peleliu also began - not quite his lucky day. Anyone who would like to receive a copy of James Ellis' memoirs may contact his son Joe at josephcellis@juno.com

ELLIS, John H. Jr. - PFC - A Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn.

ELWYN, Giles W. - PFC - A Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn. - Now deceased.

*EMBICK, Elmer, T4 - A Company, 710th Tank Battalion, 81st Inf. Div., Received Purple Heart for injuries received in combat. “A good soldier!”

ENGLAND, David D. 81st Infantry Division, Division Artillery. He Was either a captain or a major. He earned the Bronze Star on Palau, built airfield on Anguar. His son David believes that he received the decoration for carrying messages up and down the beach after the 81st landed, that eventually led to tanks being placed on the beach for greater firepower against a ridge above the beach. David may be reached at DvEngland@aol.com

* ENGLE, Harry Bell, PFC. 1st Division, 1st Bn. He received what should have been mortal injuries in the taking of Peleliu. He, however, spent 2-1/2 years in the San Diego VA Hospital where he underwent seven surgeries within inches of his heart (unheard of in the 40's) and finally after losing his left lung and part of his right lung, he was released. Daddy died in 1983 of a heart attack, but we have always thought how lucky we were to have had him with us for as long as we did. The autopsy performed on my father was thorough and revealed that daddy still had extensive shrapnel in his chest cavity, so much so that when the doctors tried to implant a pacemaker, they could not find his heart because it had shifted 4-1/2 inches to the right. He was in the USMC band and he often said, "One day they took my sax away and put a gun in my hand. The next day I was on Peleliu." He was a native Pennsylvanian (the Pittsburgh Airport now stands where the farm he grew up on was -- the Bell Farm), but when he married my mother, a native Virginian, he relocated. He stopped once in Saluda, VA, at the home of "Chesty" Puller, because he was in a fox hole once with my father. (I think this brave man was in everybody's fox hole.) Daddy told me once that Gen. Puller said to him, "Son, if you take the safety off of that gun, you'll really kill 'em." This was my father's only battle. He received what were deemed to be "mortal wounds" and was not expected to live. He did live and was my father, and I remain very, very proud of his service to his country. Daughter Susie Convery may be reached by email: SuzieP3@aol.com

ENGLISH, James M. - PFC - A Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. - Now deceased.

ENLOW, Harold Thurman, Sr. HQ Co.. Third Battalion, First Marines, Corpman, PhM 1st Class. Lives in Tampa, FL. bighal@compaq.net

ERAZMUS, Charles, T5 - A Company, 710th Tank Battalion, 81st Inf. Div. “A good dependable guy!” He is still alive and doing well living in his hometown of Meriden Connecticut as of (1/19/10). On September 23rd, A Company along with other supporting units came over from nearby Anguar, to support Marine operations on Peleliu. The rest of the 710th stayed on Anguar for another few weeks. Charles Erazmus was the assistant driver on the tank nicknamed “Honeysuckle Rose”. On the morning of October 18th, the tank was dispatched to assist Marines taking sniper fire from a nearby hill. Just before leaving camp, 1st Lt. Gilbert E. Lindloff asked Charles to stay behind. George Lopes was put in his position as the assistant driver. Marine Captain Henry Will Jones was riding the back of the tank giving its crew directions. While in route to aid the Marine’s, the tank hit an unexploded ordinance or possibly a mine, and flipped on its side killing five of the six men onboard. The tank burned for a long time after that. Following that incident, he was reassigned to another tank with the nickname of “Flying Home”. Following the Palau operations, the 710th moved to New Caledonia and then onto Leyte in preparation for the impending invasion of Japan. Please contact me if you have anything to add or any further questions or if you have anything to add. I would love to hear from you. setherazmus@hotmail.com

ERIKSEN, Dan O. - PFC - C Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn.

ERWIN ,Buren F. - PFC - C Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn.

ESCHBACH, Benedict C., PFC, C Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn.

* ESKRIDGE, Alton A - Pvt - C Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. - WIA 9/16/44 - Now deceased.

ESMAN, Peter Cpl. G-2-5 1st Marine Div. Carried BAR in 1st plt. Transferred from 9th Replacement Batt. Camp Elliott to the 1st Marine Div. during the final days of Guadalcanal, made landings on New Britain, Peleliu and Okinawa. He made it as far as Wana draw (May 11, 1945) on Okinawa then shipped to Great Lakes Hospital, Il. Entered the Marine Corp in Kalamazoo, MI on Nov. 11, 1942 - discharged Nov. 19, 1945. He lives in Portage, MI.

ESPOSITO, Anthony, Corporal.  Marines 1st Division.  Was in the battles of Peleliu, Okinawa, and Cape Gloucester. His R & R was on Pavavu.   After the war he became a police officer in Brooklyn N.Y. and died in the line of duty in 1964.    I would enjoy hearing from anyone who knew of him. jeee24@hotmail.com

ESSEBAGGERS, Harry R. - PFC - A Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn. - Now deceased.

ESTANICH, Frederick E. - Pvt - C Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. - Now deceased.

ESTES, James W., Pvt. USMCR. 6th Amphibian Tractor Battalion.

EUTSEY, Hobart. 1st Marine Division. Hobart passed away on 2/22/12 at the age of 95. His son Joe may be reached at this email address. h2099815@zoominternet.net

* EVANS, Lester J., Lt. Col. C.O. 1st Bn. 321 Inf. 81st Inf. Div. W.I.A. Anguar Sept. 18, 1944. Landed on Peleliu Island on Sept. 23, 1944. He remained on Peleliu until Jan., 1945. Purple Heart, Silver Star, Bronze Star. Deceased June 2, 1990, buried in Guymon, OK. I could never get my father to talk about his wartime experiences. I do know he had terrible dreams until the day he passed away. If you knew my father or served with him I would appreciate hearing from you. Mike Evans. evansmike@mac.com

EVANS, Norbert W., CPL, USArmy 726th Amphibian Tractor Battalion, Co. A. Landed Red Beach, Angaur Island 17 Sept 44. Also fought on most of the islands in the Palau group.  Now deceased. Those with information or interest in this unit, please contact: jmarcwillis@comcast.net

EVANS, Russell J.  E/2/1 combat engineer. Survived Peleliu, but was severely wounded during the battle of Okinawa. He is living in Pennsylvania with his wife. His son, followed in his footsteps and is an active duty Marine currently serving on Okinawa. His son, GySgt Patrick Evans would like to hear from those who served with his father. He can be reached at evanspf0848@yahoo.com

EVANS, William R. 323rd Infantry.

EVANS, William S. - 1st Lt - H&S Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn.

EVANS, Woodrow L.  My Daddy fought and received a Purple Heart on Peleliu (two Purple Hearts/WWII).  He doesn’t talk much about the battles, but to this day he is still one proud Marine. Daddy is now 87 years old. Susan Fowler: fowlers@youngsville.oilfield.slb.com

* EVANS, Woody. 1st Marine Division, A-1-7, 2nd Platoon. Fought on Guadalcanal, Cape Gloucester, and Peleliu. Wounded on Cape Gloucester and Peleliu. He may be reached by telephone: (225) 654-2627.

EVERETT, Dudley C. - Pvt - B Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. - Now deceased.

EVERETTE, William W. - Cpl - B Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. - Now deceased.

FABBRI, Peter, Sgt. Radio Section, 81st Wild Cat Division. Landed on Anguar and a few days later on Peleliu with the 321st Infantry Battalion. Now lives in Illinois.

FANESTIEL, Harold. Electricians Mate First Class, 73rd Seabees. My grandfather survived the battle and told us many stories of the situation they went through. I also have his brown "yearbook" of the 73rd seabees plus some personal pictures of the island. He passed away just a few years ago. Family contact: stephen1138tx@verizon.net

+ FARLEY, Walter Joe, PFC. USMCR. Killed in Action on Peleliu, September 20, 1944. From the Marine Corps History Division is an excerpt from his casualty card, 4 Dec. 1944:  “Was last seen entering into an attack against Jap. Forces. His unit withdrew, but Farley was not seen to withdraw with his unit. Death not conclusive.” Then a second casualty card dated 25Jan46: “Finding of death by SECNAV DTD 22Jan46”.  Family contact: mmorgan@F-W.com

FARMER, Richard H. - Pvt - C Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. - Now deceased.

FARNSWORTH, Bruce R. - PFC - A Co.Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn. - Now deceased.

FARR, Charles Preston. Served about the USS Samuel S. Miles DE-183. His ship and crew were part of the Naval Support Group Of the amphibious assault. Family contact - grandson at CFARR@kc.rr.com

FARRAR, Guy E. Cpl., K-3-5. Mortarman. Now lives in Springfield, Missouri.

* FARRAR, Hulsebus. K-3-5.

FARRELL, William J. - PFC - D Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn.

FAULKNER, Jack - Sgt - C Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. - Now deceased.

FAVREAU, Stephen R. - PFC - H&S Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn.

FAY, David E. - Pvt. - Pvt - C Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. - Now deceased.

FAYARD, James Elmo.  Pvt US Army, 81st, Deceased Dec. 16, 2005.  Family contact: rastus@igottahaveajob.com

FEE, Russell J., PhM3/c, USN, Corpsman VMF 121. Landed on Peleliu September 15, 1944, and stayed on the island until November 9, 1945. Ratins held, AS, S2C, HA2C, PhM3c. Deceased 1972. His son James has photographs of the island that his father took while there. James is willing to share with anyone interested. James has also been to Peleliu several times and has photographs of the island today that he would be willing share (they are on CD Rom). Feel free to call James Fee at 213-437-0536. jfee@artcenter.edu

FEELY, John T. - PFC - C Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. - Now deceased.

FEIJO, Raymond, PFC - A Company, 710th Tank Battalion, 81st Inf. Div. “A real good guy!”

* FELDMAN, Roland H. K-3-5.

FELTON, Marvin H. - PFC - B Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn. - Now deceased.

FENDRYCH, Johnnie S. - Cpl - C Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn. He retired as a Sergeant in the Marine Corp due to a permanent hand injury. He loved the Marine Corp and his country. He died at 45 of a heart attack. His son Michael Fendrych would like to know more about him and hopes that someone can respond to him.  Michael would like to know what his father was like on the battlefield, what he was like with the men he served with, and any stories or recollections of any kind about his dad with his company would be greatly appreciated. Please contact michael.fendrych@cox.net.

FERGUSON, John E. - 2nd Lt. - D Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. - Now deceased.

FERRARA, Woodrow W. - Sgt - H&S Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn. - Now deceased.

FERRELL, Frank Lawson, 350501, Corporal, E CO, 2nd BN, 1st Marines, 1st PLT

FERSON, Joseph A. - Cpl - C Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn. Now deceased.

FESSLER, Jerry. 2nd Bn., 1st Marines. Now lives in Boca Raton, Florida.

FEW, Paul C. Jr. - PFC - B Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn.

FEILDING, Harry, T4 - A Company, 710th Tank Battalion, 81st Inf. Div. “A good tanker.”

FINE, Everett Ray, PFC. Served in Eastern New Guinea, Bismarck, Archipelago, and Peleliu, from 1943-1944.

FINELLI, Patrick L., Sergeant, USMCMAG-45 to III Amphibious Corps; Demolition Support; UDT-6 pre-invasion beach recon (Sept. 1-16) (in the water Sept. 12-15).  “A” Co., 1st Pioneers; 3rd Bn, 1st Marines, “K” Co. (Sept. 16-21).  “C” Co., 1st Pioneers; 2nd Bn, 7th Marines, “K” Co. (Sept. 21-26).

FINFROCK, Joseph C. "G" Co. 2nd BN. 5th Marines. I was with the initial landing. I also served with Edsons's Raiders "E" Co. on Tulagi- Guadalcanal. I was wounded on Edson's Ridge and again at the 1st Matanikau battle I was evacuated to Efate, New Hebrides then to New Zealand. I then joined "G" Co. 2nd BN 5th at Melbourne Australia, on to Cape Gloucester,New Guinea then Peleliu. Returned to the States and Duty at Newport,R.I Naval War College. I would like to find a roster of both units, Raiders E co. when we left the States and G co. at Gloucester and Peleleiu. Would appeciate any help in this endeavor. Snail mail: 521 Lincoln Dr., Martinsburg,W.Va. 25401. finfrock@alleganyinternet.net

FIGGIS, William. 7th Marines HQ on Peleliu. Landed on Peleliu on D-Day. Was Heavy Weapons Co. on Guadalcanal And Cape Gloucester. Deceased 1999, buried in Punch Bowl, HI.

FILLION, Edward J, 33rd Seabees attached to the 1st Marine Div. He volunteered to go on the first wave onto Peleliu.  Family contact: gfillion@littletonschools.org

FINLEY, Jack Gaines, 810406 CPL, 3rdBn, 1st Marines. Jack was born in Nov 1922 in Kingsport, TN. He died fighting cancer in June 1982 at Bethesda, MD.After a number of years with Hertz operations, he was a transportation specialist for the U.S. Dept of Transportation. He is survived by three daughters. He was an 81mm mortar crewman and NCO serving at Cape Gloucester, Br. Solomons, Peleliu, Palau Islands, Okinawa, and China. He returned stateside in 1946 and was recalled during the Korean War. Then he served at Camp Lejeune with the 2nd Bn, 2nd Marines. His nephew, Thomas F. Finley, III, LTC(Ret), would like to hear from anyone who served with Cpl. Finley. tfranklinfinley3rd@worldnet.att.net or phone 314-458-5392.

FISHER, Lieut. VMF 121.

FISCHER, George, T4 - A Company, 710th Tank Battalion, 81st Inf. Div. “Calm, collective and GREAT soldier.”

FITZGERALD, Harold J. - PFC - A Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn.

FITZGERALD, James J. - Pvt - C Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn.

FITZGERALD, John I. Jr. - Capt - H&S Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn. Now deceased.

+ FITZGERALD, Lorenza N., NCB 17 (Sp), "KIA" 19 Sep. 1944 on Peleliu.

FITZPATRICK, Jack. Cpl.  1st Marines.  Fought at Peleliu and Okinawa. He survived uninjured thankfully.  He became a NYC Police Officer but died in 1961 at age 36.  Family contact: MAELFITZ@aol.com

FLACK, Harley R. Marine. Fought at Kwajelin, Peleliu, and On Okinawa. On V-J day he was at Pearl Harbor and was sent toion duty. He Pull occupation duty. In Kwajelin he was with the 3rd curently lives Amphibious corps, 1st armored Bn, Co C, attached to the 4th Marine Division. At Peleliu he was with the 3rd amphibious Corps, 3rd armored bn, Co A, attached to the 1st marine Division. At Okinawa he was with the 3rd amphibious corps, 3rd armored Bn, Co A, attached to the 1st Marine Division. He currently lives In prescott, AZ. E-mails can be sent c/o his son at dflack@flagstaff.apscc.k12.az.us

FLANAGAN, James J. - Pvt - C Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn.

FLANAGAN, John H. - PFC - A Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. - Now deceased.

FLESHER, Grabville S. - PhM 1 - H&S Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn.

FLETCHALL, William A. - PFC - H&S Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn. -Now Now deceased.

FLETCHER, Oliver Wayne - Cpl, E Co, 2nd Bn, 1st Marines. Landed on Peleliu on Beach White-2, was wounded in action on Okinawa, and was in China for a while, afterwards. Wayne died tragically from burns received in a fire in 1983. He was loved deeply by all who knew him. His nephew, Don Foster, would like to hear from anyone who remembers him at Peleliu, Okinawa, or in China, with stories you could relate at fosterdon@hotmail.com or Don Foster, 879 Cedar Grove Road, Burna, KY 42028.

* FLETCHER, Thomas E. K-3-5.

FLORENCE, Raymond O. - Sgt - H&S Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn.

FLORES, Nicholas, 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.

* FLOWERS, Leroy L. K-3-5.

* FLOWERS, Miller T. - Pvt - D Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn.WIA 10/13/44.

* FLOYD, Cecil T. (Terry) Jr. Joined the Corps in April '43. Landed on Peleliu D-day, Sept. 15, 1944. Was with HQ/HQ/1. Wounded on D+3 by Japanese grenade and still carries shrapnel in legs and backside. Corporal Floyd was also on Okinawa and later in n. China after the war. Returned to the states in Feb.'46. Retired from the USAF in May of '71 and retired from the State of Ohio in April of '87. He is canteen manager of VFW post 1380 in Lancaster, Ohio and is 73 years old as of this writing(Feb. '98).

FLOYD, Joe, Bob--corpsman, 3/5, 1st Marine Division. Joe was a corpsman on Peleliu and Okinawa, and was from Texas. Two of his good friends were corpsmen Tommy Gouchnour and Ken Henseler. Joe was KIA on Okinawa. A Japanese mortar shell went through the Aid Station tent here he was tending to the wounded and hit him directly in the chest, killing him instantly. It never exploded. Joe is remembered as a kind and gentle young man and a good corpsman.

FLYNN, John E. - PFC - C Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn.

FOEGE, Harold W. Jr. - PFC - B Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn.

* FOLEY, Robert P., Corporal. As a forward observer with the Mortar Platoon, D Company, 1st Battalion, 7th Marines, Corporal Foley, though twice wounded, refused evacuation and remained at his post, directing fire against a well entrenched enemy. For his heroism, he was awarded a Bronze Star w/Combat V. Resides in Boston, Massachusetts. Bob Foley died September 16, 1999, and as fate would have it, precisely 55 years to the day after being wounded twice on Peleliu. Rest in Peace, Marine. His son may be reached by email: michaelfoley77@hotmail.com

FOLLRATH, Clarence E. - PFC - H&S Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn. - Now deceased.

FORBES, Billy B. - PFC - A Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn. - Now deceased.

+ FORD, James T. - Pvt - D Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. - KIA 10/9/44.

* FORD, Marion C. First Marine Division. Rev. Ford now lives in Marion, IL.

FORD, ROBERT A. - Cpl - C Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn. - Now deceased.

FORD, Robert P. - Pvt - C Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn.

FORDICE, Howard C. 592 Joint Assault Signal Co. (JASCO). Attached to 3rd Bat. 321st Inf. Invasion of Anguar September 23, then moved to Peleliu as Marine Corp. reinforcement. Lives in Seattle, WA and would like to correspond with anybody that remembers or was associated with his unit. Email at fordice1@gte.net or phone (206)542-6095 or (206)605-9990.

+ FORSYTHE, Thomas. 1st Marine Division.

* FORTENBURY, Bill H. K-3-5.

FORTINI, Thomas J. - PFC - C Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn.

FORTUGNO, Guy S. VMF 121, Marine Fighting Squad. Aircraft Group 11, 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing, FMF. Fought at Peleliu, Ngesebus, Caroline Islands. His daughter, Sandra Morin, would like to hear from anyone who knew him. SMorin1524@aol.com

FORWARD, William A. - 2nd Lt - C Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn. - Now deceased.

FOSTER, Bill, Corporal. A-1-1. He was awarded the Silver Star and Purple Heart during WW II. He fought at Okinawa, Peleliu, New Caledonia, Russell Island. He lived in Winona, Miss, was born in Alabama in 1923 and died in Miss in 1996.

FOSTER, James C. 2nd Battalion, Company G, 1st Marine Division. He landed near the air stirp. Only he and five others survived and they were replaced six days later. He was later shot by a sniper at Okinawa through the back, which blew out his belt buckle. He is now retired and lives in Kosciusko, MS. Family contact: jfoster@sandersonfarms.com

+ FOSTER, Laban Lural, Corp. USMCR. Killed in Action on Peleliu, September 23, 1944.

+ FOSTER, Ralph, PFC. Marine. Ralph was from Nunn, Colorado and was killed on the beach the first day of the action.

* FOSTER, Randle Ray ARailroad@. 1st Marine Division. He had a battlefield promotion to Corporal but the Officer who promoted him was killed before it was made official. He was shot by a Japanese machine gun while taking the airstrip. He was born in Zwolle, LA, February 1923. He died in a car accident August 19, 1973. If you remember him, please contact his son Gerald at moose@mato.com

* FOURNIER, Joseph A. L., 1st Lt.  As acting Captain/CO of Co. G, 2nd Bn, 1st Marines, he led his Company on Peleliu. He had the distinction of having served before Pearl Harbor as an enlisted Marine. He received his field promotion after training with the British Commandos, one of the first of 22 Marines to do so.  His designation as a Marine Raider resulted from the connection with the Commandos and as a member of the 4th Raider Battalion. He trained two Raider replacement battalions before he joined the 1st Division in the Pacific. Prior to the invasion of Cape Gloucester, the Lieutenant joined a reconnaissance mission in enemy territory to gauge the suitability of Green Beach, for which he was awareded the Bronze Star with V for valor. Although seriously wounded while on patrol in Cape Gloucester on 7 January 1944, Lt., Fournier returned to his company within a four-week period and remained active in fighting the Japanese until April.  For his actions in the battle for Peleliu, Lt. Fournier was awarded the Navy Cross and his second Purple Heart.  Family contact:  LPKLL@aol.com

* FOUTS, Peter. K-3-5.

FOWLER, Grover C. - Pvt - C Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. - Now deceased.

* FOX, Fred K., PFC - K-3-1 - Wounded in action on D+1 at The Point, White Beaches. He is mentioned in Capt. Hunt's book "Coral Comes High" (1946). He had a successful career in the oil industry in Texas, and was a longtime consultant and mentor to the post-war government of the former Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands. He first revisited Peleliu in 1964. In September, 1999, he placed a plaque in honor of Capt. George Hunt at the site of his command post on The Point. He now lives in Austin, TX.

+ FOX, Robert Hinchman, PFC. USMCR.  Killed in Action on Peleliu, September 22, 1944.

FOX, Robert N., Corp. Served in the Asiatic Pacific area from 2 May 1944 to 13 November 1945. Saw action at Peleliu 16 September 1944 to 14 October. Now deceased. Family contact: hiflyer108@aol.com

FRAEDRICK, Everett E. - PFC - A Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn. - Now deceased.

FRANKLIN, Cecil R. Sgt. 710th Tank Battalion (deceased). Family contact: Sparksjl@missouri.edu

* FRAZIER, Larkin. K-3-5.

FREDERICKSEN, Thomas A. Served proudly with the 302 in the South Pacific during WW II as a MM-2. He was born in Kenosha, WI in 1906, joined the Navy in March of 1942, and was assigned to platoon D-1. My father passed away in 1983. He worked after the war for the J.I. Case Tractor Co. as a machinist. He was the reason that my older brother and I both spent time in the Navy. He was very proud of "his" Navy and was in the Navy Reserve until he retired in 1973. He was also a member of the 302nd Association until his death. He spoke alot about the guys he served with. I have his 302nd Batallion "cruise book'" and would be happy to share copies of photos with others who are interested. Please contact me if there is anything I can do for you relating to the 302nd. Messdeck@aol.com

FREDRIKSEN, Robert A. - Pvt - B Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn.

FREELAND, Charles Raymond. From Cortland, NY. Family contact: Ddavey9743@aol.com

FREEMAN, Joseph John, Lt. USMC, E/2/5. Attached to battalion headquarters starr (2/5) as Assistant Quartermaster on D-Day. He was subsequently shifted to head up a platoon in Co E of the 2nd Bn. Prior to Okinawa, he was promoted to 1st Lt. At Okinawa, he continued to head up a platoon in Co. E until May 11, when he was shifted to Co. F where he served as Company Officer, Company Executive Officer and finally (as of July 9) Company Commander. He passed away in 1972. I would be very interested to hear from anyone who served with my dad at Peleliu or subsequently. My e-mail address is joefreeman@att.net and my home address is 3639 E. Stanford Drive, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253.

FREES, Gerald E. - Plt Sgt - H&S Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn.

* FRICK, Frederick D. - PhM 1 - H&S Co.Third Armored Amphibian Bn. - WIA 10/4/44.

FRICK, Harold R. - Pvt - H&S Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. - Now deceased.

FROYSLAND, Roger A. - PFC - B Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn.

FOURNIER, John - Sgt - A Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn.

FRISONE, John - Sgt - A Co Third Armored Amphibian Bn. - Now deceased.

FRYE, Robert C. - PFC - A Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn.

FUCHS, Benjamin - Pvt - A Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn.

FULLER, Charles C. Jr. - 2nd Lt - A Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn. - Now deceased.

FULTZ, Estle, PFC. 81st Infantry Division (Wildcats), U.S. Army. He now resides in Cleveland, OK.

FURR, Lloyd G. - PFC - C Co. Sixth Amphibian Tractor Bn.

FURTAK, Frank J. - Pvt - B Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn.

FYFE, Wayne R. - PFC - A Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn. - Now deceased.

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