Diaries & Journals
BANNON, Richard L. - MIA
- Pic from ___ (front left going
back and around table) - Dick Bannon; Bob Morrow, wife Isabelle;
Marcia Bowers; Fred Esra; Jane Bannon Esra. Dick was killed in a
train accident and then she married my Uncle Fred.
James - (picture) - tombstone
Albert N. - furlough
Bennie -- see Letters from Boys below
BROOKS, Sgt. P.L. -- see Letters from Boys below
Billy (Sgt) - declared KIA
Tech Sgt Joe - discharged
E. L. - leave
Ken - promoted to Cpl - thanks muches
to grandson, Ken Pickett for this great article :)
Howard M. - rescued after 8 days
Irvin Lee - KIA -- oh, my, how I wish we had more on him :(
Brothers - join
Pfc. Edwin - wounded
Darrell - promoted
Joe - wounded
Glover - arrives safely
Harold - Air Cadet
Elmer -- leave
Thomas - wounded
Everett - wounded
Francis - (wounded)
Fred - letter lost
(Esra) Harold - bronze star - another
pic of "Colonel (his nickname - thanks to )
Austin -bronze star
STARS From Waynetown -- (includes Boldt; Cord; McKee; Swank;
Leo (Lt - KIA)
Albert - See Joe Smith
Luther - MIA
Harvey (pic above)-- plane
crew - article
about him & the crew
(Kleiser) John Brome - KIA
Norris (RIP Uncle Norris - love ya')
Evart - Waveland Independent Waveland, Montgomery County,
Indiana Oct 25, 1945 Soldier News: Evart KEYS, left Monday morning
for Camp Atterbury for induction into the army. Cpl. James R. MOODY,
B29 gunner returned to Waveland this week after 18 months in the
Pacific. He has been stationed on Salphine from where he participated
in several missions against Japan.
William - back from
Harry Edgar (born 20 Jan 1925 son of Neal Eli and Pearl Jewell)
died 7 July 2006 married Marjorie Rose Eggers and had five wonderful
children - love you Paula) - enlisted in the US Army at Indianapolis,
20 May 1943 as a private for the duration of the war.
James David - helps take ship
Howard - photo
Pfc. Francis Merle - loses leg
Roscoe - see Joe Smith
Pfc. Robert L. - see Letter from Boys - below
Herman - pic
Vernard - discharged from Medical
George T. - MIA
Will - see Joe Smith
Arthur Merle (wounded)
Jack -- Waveland Independent Waveland, Montgomery County,
Indiana Oct 25, 1945 Soldier News: Jack B. SMITH, seaman, second
class Waveland served on this aircraft (USS Cabot) carrier which
took a leading part in the battles that lead to the defeat of Japanese.
The late Ernie Pyle was aboard during a Tokyo raid and the Iowa
invasion and described the life of the crew in his columns.
Joe - Waveland Independent Waveland, Montgomery County,
Indiana Aug 2, 1918 Roscoe Peffley, Joe Smith, Will Shular and Albert
Huston have arrived safely overseas.
TAGUE, Pvt. Garnett E. - see Letter from Boys - below
Owen - tomato juice
in Germany via Ladoga Canning Company
- picture in plane (below) - thanks Bill B :)
Philip -- a
biography with several pictures - thanks sooooo much to his daughter,
Laura Kaye - wish we had a WHOLE lot more of these :)
Lawrence Edmond - thanks Connie for the pic
Lt. William Paul - thanks so much, Bill Boone
Ed -- thanks for the pic, BB
Ernest Jr. -- Pvt 1st Class Army - thanks for this wonderful
memorial from his son, Tim
Robert Elliott - Bob -- thanks muches Dave F.
Wallace "Terry" - thanks muches Dave F.
Cecil - thanks for pic Judy Barker - Ladoga FB page - US Navy
Raymond -- thanks to his son, Lyle for info and the pic
Cecil -- waiting on more info
- Tech 5, US Army WWII - pending information
Delbert - thanks to his son from the Ladoga FB page for this
tribute - Delbert served in France, Germany, Iceland and was in
charge of Diplomatic Relations - his son Delbert noted: "Ernest
Hemingway gave his boots to my dad, because dad's had so many holes
in the toes."
HEROES - by Bill Boone :) Thanks for this
wonderful tribute, Bill - note there are heroes from other wars
in this piece !
FROM BOYS -- Benny Bilbo; P.L. Brooks; Robert L. Pitts; Garnett
Adrian - tribute by Bill Boone
McCULLOUGH, Donald - Waveland Independent,
Nov 29, 1945 - Donald McCullough has been discharged from service
and is at home.
Wayne "Red" - lost leg
- US Navy - Pacific 1944-45 (pending more
James T. - honored
Oscar - several things from Bill Boone
helps makes this man LIVE :) RIP Oscar !
Eston Lex - US Navy
Willard -- Karen, Could you include the following for
my father Willard Harold Patton's military service during WW11.
He was born in Mace where he lived until he joined the CCC's and
was sent to Southern Utah where he met and married my mother, Clara
Annie Blake. After the war, Dad, Mom and I went west to settle in
Southern Nevada. I was born in Indianapolis while Dad was away in
the South Pacific. Thanks for all the work you do in making available
family history information of our ancestors in Montgomery County.
I am most recently grateful for the obituaries that you are typing
and making available on the website. I have found over 30 of my
direct line ancestors. A grateful descendant of Montgomery County,
Richard Patton "Willard "Pat" Patton served in World War 11 in the
Army Air Force. He served 20 months in the South Pacific as an aerial
engineer on a C-46 Commando transport. Operations in which he participated
included dropping supplies and transporting troops to advanced positions.
During his overseas service Willard logged a total flying time of
817 hours of which 338 hours was combat time. In recognition of
his meritorious service during 183 operational missions in combat
areas he was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross and the Air
Medal with 4 Oak-Leaf Clusters."
Charles - thanks to his daughter Deb on the Ladoga Facebook
page for this one
Elton - although Elton did not
live here when he went to war, he lived in Crawfordsville for close
to 70 years - he is still living at 92, very active and a cutie.
He love to share his amazing story - kbz - the pictures below are
the young Elton and a middle Elton found in the wonderful reference
book, Voices of Victory, by the Crawfordsville Journal Review newspaper.
William Porter - thanks to his daughter, DeeDee
Charles -- a recent article in The Paper - what a guy :)
Raymond W. - findagrave (that has information about his service)
(Dr) Major Byron J.
SMITH, Ralph C. - Indiana -
2nd Lt. Infantry, RFD 2, Waynetown (US War Department Press Release
Jim - tribute by Bill Boone; James
Richard and Ruth (Harris)
War II Casualties** (Montgomery)
Soldiers buried in Manila (974 from Indiana)
Robert L. -- #2
Irvin - KIA - Germany
DAVIS, Robert - KIA - France June 14, 1944
Cyrus - Died from wounds
FREEMAN, John KIA - Saipan in Marianas June 15, 1944
HYBARGER, Robert - KIA - France - June 2, 1944
JONES, Carl - KIA France Dec 1, 1944
Gerald - KIA - Germany -- (brother to Kenneth) - 9th Army
Kenneth - KIA - Belgium - tombstone
(Pvt. Indiana 358th Infantry WWII - buried Waynetown Masonic Cemetery)
LEAVENWORTH, Wm. - KIA - Eastern France Oct 29, 1944
Col. Arthur Joseph (thanks so much to Joyce Bever for this awesome
Gwendolyn (KIA) - see
also Gold Stars from Waynetown
MILLER, Ted - KIA - France Nov 14,
O'NEALL, William - KIA France Dec
Ralph -- 120th Inf. Corporal -- KIA 24 March 1945 buried
-- Netherlands American Cemetery and Memorial Margraten Eijsden-Margraten
Municipality Limburg, Netherlands Plot: Plot F, Row 13, Grave 17.
Oswalt photo from
Floyd B. (Sgt)
Forrest Rex -- #2
Henry J. -- sic - believe this is Wilbur
J. Wood son of Henry Wood
WRIGHT, Robert E. - KIA Belgium Jan 7, 1945
with WWII Connections***
Drafts & Enlistments***
Below is a listing of those lost,
killed, etc. in WWII from Montgomery County, but do not believe it is
complete. - kbz
list below is not NEAR COMPLETE -- here
- the additions come from Voices of Victory
1945-1995 p 47 -- "list taken from the Soldiers & Sailor Monument
at the courthouse" - actually I began with the S&S monument
list but it is VERY incomplete and finally just nixed it from this page
-- there may still be mistakes but this list is indeed MUCH BETTER :)
Please let me know if anything is amiss :) Thanks - kbz
Kenneth (are there two as this one is buried in Waynetown but not
really from MC)
BABB, Forrest (listed but I see NO connection
to Montgomery County - see what I know on Fountain County GenWeb)
BALES, James V.
James F. - (see also news articles)
BECK, Charles O.
BISHOP, John W.
BISHOP, Lawrence M.
Ernest -- BOLDT,
Ernest - 1st from Montgomery County -- see
also Gold Stars from Waynetown
BOWERS, William R.
BRATTON, Robert J.
BRUNNER, Billy W.
BURKETT, Robert E.
CAIN, James P.
CAMPBELL, Ernest E.
Vernon -- - KIA
CLINE, Okle O.
CLOUGH, Jack C.
COOK, Herbert L.
Robert L. - see also above
DAVIS, Robert C.
DUNBAR, Martin V.
EHRIE, John W.
FEATHER, Carrol W.
FOSTER, Robert G.
FOUTS, Oliver E.
FRANCIS, Damon W.
FREEMAN, John N.
GILLOCK, Sanford E.
GILMORE, Charles E.
GOTT, Donald H.
GREGG, Kirtley J.
HALL, Robert T.
HANNAH, Russell C.
HARMON, Charles A>
HARRIS, Harry F.
HARSHBARGER, John R.
HILLARD, Daniel F.
HODSON, Earl W.
HUDSON, Jack D.
HUGHES, Dwight D.
HYBARGER, Robert E.
JONES, Carl W.
KEMP, Robert N
KIDD, James R.
KLINE, Charles M.
KROUT, Zenith L
(Col) Arthur Joseph
LOUGH, Howard D.
McKINLEY, R.A., Jr.
MILLER, John N
MILLER, Theodore W.
MURRELL, Oscar W.
MYERS, Clyde A.
George L (wonder if same as that odd name below _Oscale?)
NELSON, Oscale L.
NICHOLS, John B.
NORMAN, Harold F.
OSWALT, Ralph W (see above)
Hiram Wayne - was
also killed in action whilie serving in the infantry division in Normandy,
France just days before his 21st birthday, having entered the Army in
PARKER, Carl R.
PHEBUS, James D.
RAYNES, William A.
RICE, Alvin O.
RUCKEL, Roy G.
Harold -- was killed in action in Belgium on
March 15, 1945. He served in Company D, 1st Platoon, 395th Infantry
DIvision, not having been in the service yet a year
SCHWEITZER, Thomas L.
SHEPHERD, Paul W.
SNIDER, Roy E.
STEVENS, John J.
STUMP, Raymond E.
SUVERKRUP, Jack M.
Forrest Rex - 2
TILNEY, Gerald K. - KIA France Aug 25, 1944 (thanks Nicki Stillings)
TODD, Charles W.
TODD, Donald K.
TURNER, Robert H.
VICE, Robert R.
Leon - KIA Holland, Sept 27, 1944
WILKINSON, Richard L.
WILSON, Lawrence E.
WOOD, Henry W. Jr.
WRIGHT, Robert E. 2nd Lt.
Pfc Robert E.
WYNEKOOP, Wayne M.
ZAIKOVSKY, Charles E.