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**NEWS ARTICLES**

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.

BARNARD, James - (picture) - tombstone -- band -- flying-group

BEASEY, Albert N. - furlough & discharge

BILBO, Bennie -- see Letters from Boys below
BROOKS, Eugene
BROOKS, Sgt. P.L. -- see Letters from Boys below

BRUNNER, Billy (Sgt) - declared KIA

BURKETT, Robert - KIA
BURRIN, Tech Sgt Joe - discharged
BURROFF, E. L. - leave
BUSENBARK, Ken - promoted to Cpl - thanks muches to grandson, Ken Pickett for this great article :)
CONNER, Howard M. - rescued after 8 days

COTTEN, Irvin Lee - KIA -- oh, my, how I wish we had more on him :(

CROCKETT Brothers - join
DENSMORE, Pfc. Edwin - wounded
ECKER, Darrell - promoted
ELLIOTT, Joe - wounded
ELLIS, Glover - arrives safely
ELLIS, Harold - Air Cadet
ELMORE, Elmer -- leave
EMMERT, Thomas - wounded
EVERMAN, Everett - wounded
EVERMAN, Francis - (wounded)
EZRA, Fred - letter lost
EZRA, (Esra) Harold - bronze star - another pic of "Colonel (his nickname - thanks to )

GOODING, Austin -bronze star

GOLD STARS From Waynetown -- (includes Boldt; Cord; McKee; Swank; Wood)

GREVE, Raymond -discharged
GRZESK, Leo (Lt - KIA)

HANNAH, Raymond

HOSTETTLER, Erwin

HUSTON, Albert - See Joe Smith
IRWIN, Luther - MIA

JEFFRIES, Harvey (pic above)-- plane crew - article about him & the crew
KEISER, (Kleiser) John Brome - KIA

KELSEY, Norris (RIP Uncle Norris - love ya')

KEYS, 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.
LAFOLLETTE, William - back from Okinawa

LEONARD, 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.
MORGAN, James David - helps take ship

O'NEAL, Howard - photo
PEFFLEY, Pfc. Francis Merle - loses leg

PEFFLEY, Roscoe - see Joe Smith
PITTS, Pfc. Robert L. - see Letter from Boys - below
PORTER, Herman - pic
RAY, Vernard - discharged from Medical Corps

RONK, George T. - MIA (Belgium)

SHULAR, Will - see Joe Smith
SHULER, Arthur Merle (wounded)

SMITH, 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.
SMITH, 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
TAGUE, Wallace
- wounded
ZIMMERMAN, Owen - tomato juice in Germany via Ladoga Canning Company


MISCELLANEOUS --

ALLEN Ray - picture in plane (below) - thanks Bill B :)

BAZZANI, Fred

BIDDLE, Philip -- a biography with several pictures - thanks sooooo much to his daughter, Laura Kaye - wish we had a WHOLE lot more of these :)

BREEDLOVE, Lawrence Edmond - thanks Connie for the pic

CROSS, James Smith

CUMMINGS, Lt. William Paul - thanks so much, Bill Boone

DEVITT, Max

FENDLEY, Ed -- thanks for the pic, BB

FRENCH, Ernest Jr. -- Pvt 1st Class Army - thanks for this wonderful memorial from his son, Tim

FULLENWIDER, Robert Elliott - Bob -- thanks muches Dave F.

FULLENWIDER, Wallace "Terry" - thanks muches Dave F.

GRAY, Cecil - thanks for pic Judy Barker - Ladoga FB page - US Navy

HANNAH, Raymond -- thanks to his son, Lyle for info and the pic

HUNT, Cecil -- waiting on more info

KEYS, Delbert - Tech 5, US Army WWII - pending information

KNOX, 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."

LADOGA HEROES - by Bill Boone :) Thanks for this wonderful tribute, Bill - note there are heroes from other wars in this piece !

LETTERS FROM BOYS -- Benny Bilbo; P.L. Brooks; Robert L. Pitts; Garnett E. Tague

MARKS, Adrian - tribute by Bill Boone

McCULLOUGH, Donald - Waveland Independent, Nov 29, 1945 - Donald McCullough has been discharged from service and is at home.

MERRELL, Alvin Eugene

MILLER, Wayne "Red" - lost leg

MILLIGAN, Dale - US Navy - Pacific 1944-45 (pending more info :)

MOODY, James T. - honored

MURRAY, Dean

MURRELL, Oscar - several things from Bill Boone helps makes this man LIVE :) RIP Oscar !

MYERS, Eston Lex - US Navy

OVERSTREET, Sgt. Aaron

PATTON, 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."

PRIEBE, Charles - thanks to his daughter Deb on the Ladoga Facebook page for this one

ROSS, 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.

RUSK, William Porter - thanks to his daughter, DeeDee

Sayler, Charles -- a recent article in The Paper - what a guy :)

SIMMONS, Raymond W. - findagrave (that has information about his service)

SMITH, (Dr) Major Byron J.

SMITH, Ralph C. - Indiana - 2nd Lt. Infantry, RFD 2, Waynetown (US War Department Press Release of Awards)

TRIBBY, Jim - tribute by Bill Boone; James Tribby article

VICE, Virgil

WHITE, Don

WOODS, Richard and Ruth (Harris)









**World War II Casualties** (Montgomery)

Indiana Soldiers buried in Manila (974 from Indiana)

WWII Web Ring

CORD, Robert L. -- #2

COTTEN, Irvin - KIA - Germany

DAVIS, Robert - KIA - France June 14, 1944

DOOLEY, Donald

ELLIOTT, 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

KROUT, Gerald - KIA - Germany -- (brother to Kenneth) - 9th Army

KROUT, Kenneth - KIA - Belgium - tombstone (Pvt. Indiana 358th Infantry WWII - buried Waynetown Masonic Cemetery)

LEAVENWORTH, Wm. - KIA - Eastern France Oct 29, 1944

LEHMAN, Col. Arthur Joseph (thanks so much to Joyce Bever for this awesome tribute)

McKEE, Gwendolyn (KIA) - see also Gold Stars from Waynetown

MILLER, Ted - KIA - France Nov 14, 1944

O'NEALL, William - KIA France Dec 31, 1943

OSWALT, 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 findsagrave.com

SHARPE, Floyd B. (Sgt)

SPENCER, (Emerson) Harold

SWANK, Forrest Rex -- #2

WOOD, Henry J. -- sic - believe this is Wilbur J. Wood son of Henry Wood

WRIGHT, Robert E. - KIA Belgium Jan 7, 1945

 


**Obituaries with WWII Connections***


**WWII Drafts & Enlistments***

Below is a listing of those lost, killed, etc. in WWII from Montgomery County, but do not believe it is complete. - kbz

Note: The list below is not NEAR COMPLETE -- here are additions - 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

AKESTER, Arnold R.
ALWARD, Kenneth (are there two as this one is buried in Waynetown but not really from MC)
ARMANTROUT, Ottis

BABB, Forrest (listed but I see NO connection to Montgomery County - see what I know on Fountain County GenWeb)
BALES, James V.
BARNARD, James F. - (see also news articles)
BECK, Charles O.
BISHOP, John W.
BISHOP, Lawrence M.
BOLDT, Ernest --
BOLDT, Ernest - 1st from Montgomery County -- see also Gold Stars from Waynetown
BOOHER, Eugene
BOWERS, William R.
BRATTON, Robert J.
BRUNNER, Billy W.
BURKETT, Robert E.
BUSHER, Robert

CAIN, James P.
CAMPBELL, Ernest E.
CARRIGAN, Bill
CHADWICK, Vernon --
- KIA Germany
CLINE, Okle O.
CLOUGH, Jack C.
CONRAD, Eugene
COOK, Herbert L.
CORD, Robert L. - see also above
COREY, John
COTTEN, Irvin L.
COX, Kenneth

DAVIS, Robert C.
DUNBAR, Martin V.

EHRIE, John W.
ELLIOTT, Cyrus E.


FARNSWORTH, Robert
FARREN, Mark
FEATHER, Carrol W.
FOSTER, Robert G.
FOUTS, Oliver E.
FRANCIS, Damon W.

FREEMAN, John N.
FULTON, Delbert

GEIGER, Orville M.
GEPHART, Marion
GILLOCK, Sanford E.
GILMORE, Charles E.
GOTT, Donald H.
GREGG, Kirtley J.
GREZESK, Leo H.

HALL, Mark T.
HALL, Robert T.
HANNAH, Russell C.
HARMON, Charles A>
HARRIS, Harry F.
HARSHBARGER, John R.
HARTMAN, Victor
HEACOCK, Harry
HENRY, Lloyd
HIATT, Donald
HILLARD, Daniel F.
HODSON, Earl W.
HUDSON, Jack D.
HUGHES, Dwight D.
HYBARGER, Robert E.

JACOB, Robert P.
JONES, Carl W.
JONES, Hubert

KANE, William P.
KEMP, Robert N
KIDD, James R.
KLINE, Charles M.
KROUT, Zenith L

LEAVENWORTH, William
LEHMAN, (Col) Arthur Joseph
LOUGH, Howard D.

McCANDLESS, Henry J.
McKEE, Gwendolyn
McKINLEY, R.A., Jr.
McREYNOLDS, Altus

MARTIN, Charles W.
MARTIN, Harold
MILLER, John N
MILLER, Theodore W.
MURRELL, Oscar W.
MYERS, Clyde A.

NELSON, George L (wonder if same as that odd name below _Oscale?)
NELSON, Oscale L.
NICHOLS, John B.
NORMAN, Harold F.

O'NEALL, William Q
OSWALT, Ralph W (see above)
OTTERMAN, Marvin
OWEN, Earl

PALIN, 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 January 1943.
PARKER, Carl R.
PAXTON, Max
PEFFLEY, E.B.
PHEBUS, James D.
POWERS, James
PYLE, Vance

RATCLIFF, Frank T.
RAYNES, William A.
RICE, Alvin O.
RUCHTI, James
RUCKEL, Roy G.

SANDERS, 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.
SHARP(e), Floyd B.
SHEPHERD, Paul W.
SNIDER, Roy E.
STEVENS, John J.
STUMP, Raymond E.
SUVERKRUP, Jack M.
SWANK, Forrest Rex - 2

TAYLOR, Maurice
TILNEY, Gerald K. - KIA France Aug 25, 1944 (thanks Nicki Stillings)
TODD, Charles W.
TODD, Donald K.
TODD, Robert
TURNER, Robert H.

UTTERBACK, Robert C.

VanGILDER, Dean W.
VICE, Robert R.

 

WEIR, Leon - KIA Holland, Sept 27, 1944
WHICKER, Richard E.
WILKINSON, Richard L.
WILSON, Lawrence E.
WOOD, Henry W. Jr.
WOOD, Wilbur J.
WRIGHT, Robert E. 2nd Lt.
WRIGHT, Pfc Robert E.
WYNEKOOP, Wayne M.

ZACHARY, Norman Newton
ZAIKOVSKY, Charles E.
ZERFACE, Harold

 


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