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ADAMS, CHARLES E. Source: Crawfordsville Journal Review, October 10, 1961 Charles E. Adams, 41, an employe of the Eagles Lodge for the past 12 years, died at 2 a.m. Tuesday in the Veterans Hospital in Indianapolis after being seriously ill for two weeks. He was born March 29, 1920, in Perrysville. His parents were Joseph A. and Gertrude Wilson Adams. On May 15, 1945, he was married to Mae Pearsons Gobel. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the hospital Corps, and was an employee of the Crawfordsville Foundry before working at the Eagle’s Lodge. Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Jo Lynn, a stepdaughter, Mrs. Robert Gilliland of Crawfordsville; a stepson, Staff Sgt. Robert J. Gobel of Germany; three stepgrandchildren; his stepmother, Mrs. Alice Adams of Crawfordsville; four sisters, Mrs. Vera Francis and Mrs. LaVerne Martin of Crawfordsville, Mrs. Mary Foxworthy of Hillsboro and Mrs. Bette Knapp of Danville, Ill.; a brother Joe Adams of Covington, and a stepbrother, Robert Michaels of Crawfordsville. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday in the Hunt & Son Funeral Home with Rev. John Servies officiating. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. Wednesday. – jlr

ALLEN, Bill - Willard

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

ALEXANDER, Byron S. - born 3-28-1912 in New Richmond. Buried New Richmond. Owned a Furniture business in Lafayette. Wife Bernice. Died in Lafayette (St. Anthony's Health Care) on Jan 14, 1996 at 3:55 a.m. of a probable heart attack. Finished high school. Father: Grant Alonzo Alexander and mother Ruth Stanley. US Army from 24 Oct 1942 to 2 January 1946.

ALLEN, Carl Wayne -- Pfc - US Army - Source: Crawfordsville Journal Review May 13, 2006 - Carl Wayne Allen, 85 Crawfordsville, died 8:20 a.m. Thursday in his home. Mr. Allen worked as a truck driver for Redi-Mix Concrete for 20 years ,retiring in 1983, and previously worked at the Waynetown Brick Company. He was an Army veteran serving during WWII. His memberships include Alamo Christian Church, First Church of God in Crawfordsville, Teamsters, American Legion Post 72, VFW Post 1431 and AMerican Legion 40&8. He was born September 10, 1920 in Montgomery County to Freeman and Leona Krout Allen and raised by Earl and Myrtle Stanford of Alamo. He graduated from Alamo HS in 1939. On Jan 10, 1941 he married Edna Swank of Crawfordsville. She died in 2003. Survivors include one daughter, Barbara Denham, Crawfordsville; one son, Robert (Marilyn) Allen, Veedersburg; three sisters, Wynona Hunley, Waveland; Mary Brady, Crawfordsville; Jean Gleason, Crawfordsville; 8 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; one great great grandchild. Four sisters and one infant brother are deceased. Funeral services are scheduled 10:30 a.m. today in Powers-Priebe Funeral Home with Rev. Sam Peck officiatnig. Burial will bein Masonic Cemetery, Waynetown with graveside military rites performed by the VFW and American Legion posts of Crawfordsville. Online condolences may be sent to - kbz

ALLEN, Gordon - US Army Air Force - survived plane shot down over Germany - POW 13 months. Married Betty Jean 1-24-1944. CPA. Lived in Indianapolis many years. Buried Waynetown. - Shoemaker Funeral Home -- Last name: Allen First name: Mr. Gordon M. Event: obituary Source: Paper Montgomery County Date: 9-Nov-2017 Page/column: A3 Notes: Mr. Gordon M. Allen, 95, Indianapolis, passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017 while a resident of The Forum at The Crossing in Indianapolis where he made many close friends among the residents and staff. Mr. Allen was born on Dec. 10, 1921 at Wallace, the son of Frank F. and Sarah (nee: Foster) Allen. He then graduated from Crawfordsville High School and received his BA in Business from Indiana University, Bloomington in just three years before joining the US Army and serving in the Army Air Force in WWII. During his military service he survived when his plane was shot down over Germany and he was held as a POW for 13 months. He married Betty Jean Cox on Jan. 24, 1944 and they raised two sons and lived in Indianapolis for many years. Mr. Allen worked as a self-employed Certified Public Accountant and was very active in his community as a 50 + year member of the Masonic Lodge #319, Scottish Rite, the Murat Shrine and the Eastern star. He was also a longtime member of the Northside Optimist Club where he served as an officer. Survivors include sons, Stephen (Marilyn) Allen of Liberty and Warren Allen of Indianapolis. He was preceded in death by a brother, Donald Allen and his wife, Betty Allen. Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 11 at Shoemaker Funeral Home in Waynetown with the Rev. Kevin Howey officiating. Family and friends may pay their respects an hour prior to service. Burial will follow in the Waynetown Masonic Cemetery with military honors. Memorial donations may be made to Shriners Children’s Hospital Burn Care, 3229 Burnet Ave., Cincinnati, Ohio 45229 or the Folds of Honor Foundation, 8551 N. 125th E. Ave., Owassa, OK, 74055 for military family scholarships. Online condolences may be made at ;photo

ALLEN, Leslie Earnest - enlisted 20 October 1942 at Indianapolis from Montgomery County - had a four-year-high school education and worked with vehicles - Height: 72" weight 129#

ALLEN, Willard "Max" --

AMES, John Custer born 28 Jan 1922 in Darlington died 31 August 1994 buried Greenlawn Cemetery, Darlington. Served 30 July 1942 to 10 September 1945 son of Floyd & Irene (Custer), husband of Barbara Thompson

ANDERSON, Everett (married to Frances E. Hand - think Everett likely served from Putnam County but could not find his war records - anyone ?) Thus, will leave him black at this poiknt

ARLINGTON, Marietta - WWII Nurse

Source: Crawfordsville Journal Review 16-Oct-2014 2A March 2, 1921-Oct. 14, 2014: Marietta Arlington, 93, formerly of Waynetown and Crawfordsville, passed away at 11:45 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014, at Williamsburg Nursing Home, Crawfordsville. She was born March 2, 1921, on the family farm east of Waynetown, the daughter of Verne and Carol Ruth (nee: Marcrum) Remley. While growing up she attended the Wesley Methodist Church, and graduated in 1942 from Waynetown High School. She then graduated from Lake View Hospital School of Nursing in 1943 and joined the Army Nurse Corps in 1943 serving as a Second Lieutenant at Fletcher General Hospital in Cambridge, Ohio. She also worked in nursing at Culver Hospital in Crawfordsville and in Virginia, Florida and Texas before her retirement. Her memberships include the Alamo Order of Easter Star and the Christian Motor Cyclists in Texas. She was married to Paul Eugene Arlington in 1952. He is deceased. Marietta is survived by her daughters, Karen and George T. McCann Sr. of El Paso, Texas, and Barbara J. Sams of Spotswood, N.J.; five grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Dale and Carl Remley. Funeral services for Marietta Arlington will be at noon Monday, Oct. 20, 2014, at Shoemaker Funeral Home, 202 Bratton Road, Waynetown, with the Rev. Duane Mycroft officiating. Burial will follow at Wesley Cemetery east of Waynetown. There will be a public calling from 10 a.m. until the services at noon Monday. Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.

ANDERSON, Robert R. - captured - reported MIA in Indianpolis Times 12 April 1945 p 9 cd 3 & 17 April 1945 - p 17 c 8 (Army)

ARMSTRONG, Milburn - Army decorations - home town listed as Ladoga - in Indianapolis News 12-16-1943 pt 2 p 10 c 3

ARNOLD, Merle Pleasent (love the picture) - thanks so much to Brian Nicely

from New Ross - picture about 1942. He was an Ammo Handler in the 270th Field Artillery Battallion. In a strange bit of coincience, the Commander of the Battalion was Crawfordsville Native, James C. Gabriel (thanks so much to Brian Nicely, his grandson for sending this our way. Merle was born November 15, 1912 at Whitesville, son of Homer and Nellie McIntire Arnold, died September 30, 1988. Enlisted October 6, 1943 as a Pvt from Montgomery County at Indianapolis. Worked producing grain mill products when he enloisted. He married Ethel Price (daughter of John and Sophia Manning Price) and are buried at New Ross.

AXSOM, Gilbert -- index says WWII Vet Crawfordsville Journal Review 4 Jan 1991 p 2 - - Death Record CH 58 1 died S. Washington Street Ladoga - born 7-1-1908 Kirts, Indiana - WWII 1945 Armed Forces - married Virginia Keller. Ocupation: Railroad Track Foreman. Finished 12th grade. Parents: Landy H. and Anna Mercer Axsom. Buried Elmdale Cemetery Jan 8, 1991 at Elmdale, Ind. Powers Funeral Home. Enlisted 24 July 1942 Discharged 30 Nov 1945. US Army Tech 4.


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BAILEY, Warren Edward - born 25 Jan 1918 New Richmond, died 12 September 1992 Lafayette. Son of William and June (Reynolds) Bailey. Served 12 October 1942 - 27 September 1945. Wife Eileen - Bronze Star; Purple Heart - WWII Army

BAIRD, Raymond Hartford. -- US Navy. Buried Ladaoga Cemetery, Montgomery County, Indiana.

BAKER, John C. - reported taken prisoner (hometown: Crawfordsville) in the Indianapolis Star 5 April 1945 p3 c 4 - US Army

BALES, James Y. - reported MIA - US Army - Hometown: Crawfordsville - Indianapolis Star 11 Feb 1943 p 3 c 8

BALL, Francis J -- Source: Crawfordsville Journal-Review July 24, 1976 p 2 New Ross - Francis J. Ball, 71 of New Ross was dead on arrival at4:15 p.m. Friday at Culver Hospital of an apparent heart attack. Mr. Ball was a retired printer for Indiantown Printing in Florida. He was past commander of the New Ross American Legion and a veteran of the Navy. During WWII he served in the Pacific. He was a member of the New Ross Christian Church and Waynetown Masonic Lodge. He was graduated from Waynetown HS. Born Aug 15, 1904, near Yountsville, he was a son of William T. and Sarah Hopping Ball. In 1924 he was married to Nellie Fruits who died in 1940. He then married Lula May Walden of Crawfordsville in 1941. Surviving are the widow; a stepson, LK Walden of Rt 4, Crawfordsville; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Robert (Sylvia) Dossett of Rt 1, Crawfordsville; a brother, Clarence of Los Alamitos, Calif; and 8 stepgrandchildren. Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Thomas Funeral Home at Waynetown. Friends may call after 6 pm. Sunday. Masonic services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Monday and the New Ross American Legion will have military graveside rites in the Waynetown Masonic Cemetery - kbz

BALL, William

BANE, Irvin Ray - US Army Private Enlisted 31 Oct 1944. Born 2 June 1926 died 16 Jan 1996. Burial Oak Hill

BANE, Robert Lee Army Air Corps. Enlisted Ft. Ben Harrison 22 March 1943 - 68" Tall and 155 #. Born 13 May 1924 died 15 July 1995. Married 12-30-1951 Christine Funk.

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. Note: He was a POW in Stalag 4F

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

BEACH, Floyd. decorated - Indianapolis Star 15 March 1942 p 1 c 2 - hometown: Crawfordsville - US Navy

BEASEY, Albert N. - furlough & discharge

BELL, James E. - At age 37, James E. Bell joined the US Army, Infantry Co A 58th Battalion. August 5, 1944 he boarded the Aquitania and sailed to Glasgow, Scotland then retporting to Camp Bloonfield in England. He next landed on Omaha Beach August 17, 1944 as one of the first replacements sent in after D-Day. Aug 27, 1944 he joined the 29th Div at Brest, France, serving in Germany from Oct 1944 - April 1945. He was wounded April 12 in Germany the day Pres. Roosevelt died and was sent to recuperate in England then home to Camp Atterbury where he was discharged Oct 9, 1945 as a Pvt in the 125th Inf. He received the INfantry Combat Badge, a Good Conduct Ribbon, Bronze Star and two battle stars. - Source: Voices of Victory. (Crawfordsville Journal Review 1995 p 13)

BIDDLE, Robert B. - MIA - hometown Crawfordsville - reported in Indianapolis Star p 2 c 8 - 24 March 1944

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

BILBO, Bennie -- see Letters from Boys below

BISHOP, Donn G. - MIA - Indianapolis Star - US Army MIA 13 April 1944 p 2 c 4 - hometown listed as Crawfordsville

BONWELL, Binford Barton -- Pvt - US Army - son of William and Lola. Born in Franklin Township, Montgomery County 13 June 1925. Enlisted at Indiana from Montgomery County as a farm hand and general farm worker with one year high school. 17 September 1943 for the duration of the war. He married Thelma Jean Smith and had several children before their divorce in later years. Nice guy!

BRANSTETTER, Lyle - bombadier

BRAY, Donald V -- US Navy from 1946-48 but received the WWII Victory Medal so not sure he was in WWII -

BREEDLOVE, Lawrence Edmond - thanks Connie for the pic

BROACH, William J - obit

BROOKS, Eugene

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

BUNNELL, Roy Josiah


BURKETT, William Lodell - US Army - adored this fellow - Bill's wife, Ellen, is the one who truly got me started doing genealogy, although I had the "bug" many years before listening to my Nonna's tales of Italy :)

BURRIN, Tech Sgt Joe - discharged

BURROFF, E. L. - leave

BUSENBARK, Ken - promoted to Cpl - thanks muches to grandson, Ken Pickett for this great article

BURTON, Omer William -- born May 10, 1927 Boswell, Indiana Died December 1, 1993 Culver Hospital, Crawfordsville, Indiana Married to Helen Ruth Deardorff. He was a farmer and finished the 12th grade. He was the son of Oscar and Lucy Wilson Burton and is buried in the Oak Hill Mausoleum (Dec 2, 1993. He served in the US Navy and I think was on the ship, the Kingsbury.


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CAMPBELL, Edward Riley. -- Navy & Army service - wow -- born in Montgomery Count 8 August 1918 he was the son of Vern and Elizabeth (Spray) Campbell. He died from a coronary artery disease at 7:P54 p.m on December 8, 1994. He was in the service from 4 Novembe 1942 to 27 September 1943 and although his obituary says he was in both branches, I don't really see how in that short time. Hmmm At the time of enlistment, he had two years of college, was listed as a "husckster/peddler, single, weighing 180 pounds and being 67" tall. . He was married to Maxine Patton and was self-employed in a retail store. They lived at 700 Valley Drive in Crawfordville. He was buried by Hunt & Son Funeral service on December 10, 1994 in North Masonic Cemetery (Oak Hill: Grant Avenue).

CARNEY, Quentin -- enlisted in the Army Air Corps 2-13-1941. Served as an Aircraft maintenance Control Officer with the 20th Air Force, working on B-29 bombers. He was stationed at Kerney, Neb where they processed B-17 and B-29 bombers for new crews. DUring a brief stint in Great Bend, Kansas, he met and married Alice. At the end of the war, he entered the Air Force Reserves in January 1946 and retired 34 years later with the rank of major.

CHAMNESS, Joseph Milton --born August 10, 1921 at Browns Valley son of Albert Raymond and Mary Hall Chamness their 1st child. His father is listed at age 29 she 21 both born in Indiana he a laborer. He was born at 10:20 in the morning with Dr. E.C. Lidikay in attendance. Joe married (6 March 1942) to Letha Olivia Burkett. He passed away in Crawfordsville November 26th in 1992. He worked as a carpenter and later in the Printing Company (Machinist at Donnelleys). During WWII, he was in the Navy.

CHASE, Marion Emory - US Army -went from the service from Montgomery County, joining at Camp Atterbury 19 December 1945 for the Panama Canal Department. ran the Ladoga Grain Elevator for almost two decades. Went to work for a Tool & Die maker (Alcoa). Marion Chase - married Mary Etta Ronk. Buried Ladoga Cemetery

CHASTAIN, Cleo D. - - PUTNAM COUNTY? - Born May 23, 1925 to Casper & Blanche Perdlew. Served in WWII in US Army and retired after three decades as Capt. in the Army Reserve. Retired from Allisons as a Machinist after 30 years.


CLARK, L. Wayne -- joined the Army in 1943 and went to Saipan with the 20th AF, 322nd Air Engineering Squadron. He was an instrument specialist for B-29 bombers through 1995, discharged as a Sgt. He died in November of 1998. Source: Voices of Victory. (Crawfordsville Journal Review 1995 p 13)

CLOUSER, Howard -- on the USS Arizona when blown up. He was propelled into the water, unscathed. He went back on deck to try to help those injured and ended-up after awhile swimming through the firey water to shore.

CLOUSER, Marvin J. -- son of born March 28, 1921, to the late Marion and Nancy Agnes (Maguire) Clouser in Bowers, Indiana- was in the 358th General Services Regiment, attached to the Engineer Special Brigade of the 1st U.S. Army. He was part of the first wave D-day invasion of Normandy Beach. For his service he was awarded four bronze stars and a proclamation from the Mayor of Antwerp, Belgium for 175 consecutive days served under v-bomb attack. He passed away in Mulberry at a retirement home on April 19, 2012. - thanks to Mary Jo Barton for this information and above

CLOUSER, Marvin J. (wife Lorene Fleming) 358th General Service Regiment 1st US Army. First wave D-Day invasion four bronze stars - it is not 100% certain what county he was registered out of as I can't find any war records (probably spelling) but he was born in Bowers, lived there in 1940 census but when returned home spent the rest of the time in Clinton County - he is buried there in Colfax, Indiana.

CONNER, Howard M. - rescued after 8 days

CORNELL, Ben -- US Army WWII Pacific Theater - married to Clara Wilbur. Born at Cloverdale, Putnam County, Indiana died at Rockvill Nursing Home 21 May 2015 aged 93. I loved to go by their place and see his beautiful flowers. All his children were so smart.

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

COX, Homer - Tech 5 - US Army WWII - Enlisted 21 January 1943 for duration of war at Indianapolis - 2 years of high school - listed as single and a farm hand. 71" tall and weighed 155#

COX, Lt. Robert - hospitalized

CRAIG, Orson - see Jack Elles for Photo -- USNR - MOMM2 - - both WWII vets - thanks to Cindy Elless Brown on Ladoga FB page for these cool WWII fellow pictures

CROCKETT Brothers - join

CROWDER, Norman - transferred


CROSS, James Smith

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


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DENSMORE, Pfc. Edwin - wounded

DOUGLAS, Arthur - Chief Petty Officer Navy

DOWNEN, Carl Willis (2-7-1916 - 4-23-2015) Combat Medic in France - taken POW at start of Battle of Bulge - 6 months at Stalag 4-0B - B&D Lumber Co. in Crawfordsville after war

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ECKER, Darrell - promoted

ELLESS, David - - mustered in to the US Navy on 30 September 1944 - tombstone does not give information - thanks to Cindy Elless Brown on Ladoga FB page for these awesome Elless pictures

ELLESS, James E. "Jack" - Tech 4 US Army - pic below - see above Craig msg for thanks :)

ELLESS, George - Cpl 12th Army Division - WWII - Battle of Bulge

ELLIOTT, Joe - wounded

ELLIS, Glover - arrives safely

ELLIS, Harold - Air Cadet

ELLIS, Frederick "Howard"-- CHS Graduate. - Retired as a painter. Served in the Navy - member of VFW. Born in Crawfordsville August 2, 1920 to Jack and Opal Largent Ellis as Fredrick Howard Ellis (at 4:20 a.m. Dr. FO Schenck, Attenting Physician, born at 710 Covington Street, but he usually went by Howard F. Ellis. Married Mable Shoaf. Three children: Don; Terri; Orville Joe - Sonny. Died in Lafayette, St. Elizabeth Hospital , his occupation was construction painter. His death record says born August 2, 1920 but think this is incorrect. Terri Lyles, 1030 S Villa, Indianapolis his daughter gave the information. He resided at 401 Tinsley, Crawfordsville, IN - passed 5 March 1988. Buried Oak Hill. Obituary

ELLIS, Leon William - Cpl US Army - Oak Hill Cemetery - son of Grover Cleaveland and Myrtle Carmichael born in Crawfordsviklle, October 16, 1920 - Enlisted 17 September 1942 released 29 November 1945 - wife, Catharine Cass.

ELMORE, Elmer -- leave

EMMERT, Thomas - wounded

ENDICOTT, Lee - stationed

ETTER, Bill Lloyd -- US Army, WWII 1941 New Market HS graduate, attended Wabash but went to service, came back and finished, graduating in 1947. Joined his father in the Ford Tractor business. His son is now in the 4th generation of selling vehicles at Etter Ford in Crawfordsville.
EVERMAN, Everett - wounded

EVERMAN, Francis - (wounded)

Everett, Lester - joined the Navy at age 17. After receiving his basic training at Great Lakes, he served in the Western Pacific, attached to three SeaBee Battalions, the 10th, 93rd and 61st. He was on Guian, Samar on V-J Day. He operated a library and photo lab on the islands and returned to the states in June 1946, having received his discharge July 14, 1946. After the war, he was in the SeaBee reserves eight years. Voices of Victory. (Crawfordsville Journal Review 1995 p 13)

EZRA, Fred - letter lost

EZRA, (Esra) Harold - bronze star - another pic of "Colonel (his nickname - thanks to )

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FAIRCHILD, Guy -- spent 9 months of heavy combat as Mortar Squad Leader in the 79th Inf. Div - Patton's 3rd Army. In the 12 total months he was overseas, there were 48 different command posts. He was scheduled on a shipment to North Africa in Dec 1942, but had taken and passed an officer's candidate exam thus was removed from the boat at the last moment. None from that ship survived. At age 19, he was homesick, and ended-up turning down the Officer schooling for a furlough. At the end of the Pacific portion of the war, a soldier needed 60 points for discharge and he had 59. Six months later, passing his fourth Christmas in the service, he was finally discharged. Source: Voices of Victory. (Crawfordsville Journal Review 1995 p 13)

FENDLEY, Ed -- thanks for the pic, BB

FIEDLER, Betsy Beatrice Starnes -- Bertsy Beatrice Starnes was born 8 August 1923 in Waynetown, Indiana the daughter of Harry Temple Starnes and Mary V. Long. at 8:00 a.m., the oldest of their 7 children. She married Myron R. Fiedler, and passed away 2 November 1998. She was an Ensign in the US Navy during WWII. - thanks so much to her brother, Charles for the great photo.

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

FULLENWIDER, Moxley Sampson - born 12 April 1902 in Waveland, son of Irvin and Rhoda Hobson Fullenwider. Married Ruth Sewell 1942. died 28 January 1960 at the VA Hospital in Indianapolis.

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

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

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GILKEY, John Martin -- with one year of college under his belt, John enlisted at Indianapolis as a Pvt on January 27, 1943. He was single, with no dependants, was 69" tall and 130 pounds. H was born January 1, 1924 at Wingate and passed away in Lawrenceville, Georgia the last day of March in 2014. Born at Wingate he was the son of Harlen Ives Gilkey (age 31), a farmer and his wife Mary Mildred Martin (age 22), their first child at 7:15 in the morning with Dr. C.B. McCord the physician. I believe he was their only child.

GLASCOCK, Margaret L. #8502537 - Army - Linden served from 12-29-1942 to 9-4-1945

GOFF, Paul R. - 35899487 - Army - 1-1-1943 - 9-1-1945 - PFC - 1st Special Service Force

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

GOODING, Austin -bronze star

GRAVETT, George -- Source: Waynetown Masonic Cemetery Database Obituaries George Gravett, Jr, 47, 501 S. Washington St, a heavy equipment trucker and World War II veteran died at 9:20 p.m. Tuesday in Culver Hospital, where he was admitted Monday. He had been ill for several months. He was a son of George W. and Mary Bunnell Gravett and was born June 4, 1924. He was attending Waynetown HS when he entered military service. Mr. Gravett served with the Army Air Corps in India. On Feb 27, 1944 he married Betty Fay of Waynetown who survives. He was a member of Byron Cox Post 72 American Legion and attended Waynetown Baptist Church. He had lived in Crawfordsville since 1951. Surviving besides his wife are a son, John Jr at home; a daughter, Mrs. Rebecca Ramey of Waynetown; three grandsons and an uncle, Clifford Bunnell of Waynetown. Funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday at Servies-Thomas Funeral Home with Revs. Guy E. Tremaine and Rob James officiating and interment in Waynetown Masonic Cemetery. Legionnaires will conduct military rites at the cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Thursday. - kbz

GRAVETT, Richard - Source: Crawfordsville Journal Review Aug 5, 1959 p 4 Waynetown - Richard J. Gravett, 43, a native of Waynetown and veteran of WWII died suddenly of heart seizure at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at his home, 5851 Cadillac Drive, Speedway City. Born Dec 6, 1915, Mr. Gravett was the son of George and Mary Bunnel Gravett. He married Susan Harris of Waynetown April 18, 1937. They were married in the Harris home. Mr. Gravett operated a service station in Indianapolis after leaving here. He was employed by the the Ellis Trucking Co of Indianapolis at the time of his death. he was a member of the Speedway City Christian Church, and Waynetown Masonic Lodge 302. He attended Waynetown schools. Mr. Gravett served with Quartermaster Corps in World War II. He enlisted April 21, 1945 and received an honorable discharge in January of 1946. Survivors include the widow; a son, Harris D. Gravett, at home; three daughters, Mrs. Nancy Jo Williamson of Crawfordsville; Carol Ann of Indianapolis and Linda, at home; a brother, George Gravett of Crawfordsville, a grandson, Rodger Brian Williamson and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday in the Servies funeral Home at Waynetown, with burial at the Waynetown Masonic Cemetery. Dr. Ray Montgomery, pastor of the Speedway City Christian Church will officiate. Friends may call at the funeral home. - kbz

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

GRENARD. DONALD E. -- Source: Crawfordsville Journal-Review Nov 7, 1998 p2 Waynetown - Donald E. Grenard, 73 of Waynetown died at 6 m. (p?a?) Monday (Nov 2, 1998) at his home. He had been a farmer much of his life. Mr. Grenard served as a sergeant in the Army during WWII and was a member of the Waynetown American Legion where he held several offices including past commander and sergeant at arms. He was also a member of the Waynetown Baptist Church and Waynetown Masonic Lodge where he was sergeant at arms. He was a graduate of Waynetown HS and attended Shrineham University in England. After serving in the armed forces, he returned to Waynetown where he participated in a vocational education class. Mr. Grenard was born Feb 21, 1925, at Waynetown to Arnet Pierce and Virgie Opal Wood Grenard. He married May Joan Foxworthy on May 5, 1950. She died Oct 24, 1984. Surviving are a son, Michael of Hillsboro; a daughter, Mrs. Randall (Holly) Reed of Marshall; two brothers, Robert of West Lafayette and Richard of Crawfordsville; six grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Military graveside rites are scheduled for 11 a.m. Monday in Waynetown Masonic Cemetery with the Rev. Ron Raffignone officiating. Friends may call at Shoemaker Funeral Home, 202 Ind 25 S from 2-4 p.m. Sunday.

GRENARD, James W. Source: Crawfordsville Journal Review Feb 19, 2006 p2 James W. GRENARD, 69, of 1821 Old 55 died at 1 a.m. Tuesday in Culver Union Hospital. He retired from RR Donnelley & Sons Aug 1, 1977. He attended Waynetown and Clarks Hill schools. He was a WWII veteran, serving in Europe with the 45th Infantry Division. He was a member of Mercer Masonic Lodge 633 of Wingate, Scottish Rite Valley of Indianapolis, Waynetown Order of Eastern Star 435, Wingate American Legion 174, Donnelly Square Club and Mount Zion United Methodist Church. Mr. Grenard was born at Attica July 12, 1916 to Floyd Otis and Nancy Mae Kunkel Grenard. He was married Oct 14, 1941 to Anna Elizabeth Wilson. She survives. Other survivors two sons, John E. of Athens, Tenn and Jay W of Oklahoma City; a daughter, Mrs. Guy (Carolyn Jean) Thompson of State College, Pa and three grandchildren. Three brothers and two sisters preceded him in death. The funeral is scheduled for 2:30 Friday in the Thomas Funeral Home at Waynetown with Revs. Harry Randolph and Ronald Lawhead officiating. Burial will be in the Masonic Cemetery. Friends may call after 3 p.m. Thursday. A masonic service is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Thursday. Military graveside services will be performed by the Wingate Post. Memorials may be made to the Montgomery County Heart fund.

GRENARD, LESTER ADAM Source: Crawfordsville Journal Review Aug 6, 1976 p2 Linnsburg - Lester Adam Grenard, 56, Rt 2, Linnsburg, died Thursday evening in Methodist Hospital at Indianapolis. Mr. Grenard was a 25-year-employee of Allison Division of General Motors. He was a WWII veteran of the Army and served in the Pacific Theater with the 38th Division. Mr. Grenard was a member of Mace United Methodist Church and attended Waynetown and Crawfordsville schools. Born June 6, 1920, ear Waynetown he was a son of Floyd and May Kunkle Grenard. He was married to Maxine Wilson on Feb 7, 1943 at Wingate. Surviving are his wife, two sons, Charles of Richland, Wash; and Stephen of Indianapolis; a daughter, Mrs. Judy James of Indianapolis; two brothers, Harold of Linden and James of Crawfordsville; two sisters, Mrs. Helen Kincaid of New Market and Mrs. Ruth Caplinger of Lafayette; and three grandchildren. Mr. Grenard was preceded in death by his parents and a brother. Services are scheduled for 2 p.m, Monday in Hunt & Son Funeral Home with Rev. Victor Link officiating. Burial will be in Waynetown Masonic Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Sunday. The family requests donations be made to Mace United Methodist

GREVE, Raymond -discharged

GRZESK, Leo (Lt - KIA)

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HALL, John W. - no other information - just from Montgomery County

HALL, Capt. Robert Thomas - # 0811073 - US Army Air Corps Pilot - MIA in Europe on the ENglish Channel or the North Sea Jan 18, 1945. Remains never recovered. Memorialized on the Wall of the Missing at Cambridge American Cemetery near Madingley, England

HAMPTON, Eugene (Beaner) - Darlington Herald Newspaper - Mr. and Mrs. Bert Hampton received a telephone call on Decoration Day from their son, S Sgt Eugene (Beaner) Hampton, saying he had arrived back in the US and was in the Leterman General Hospital, San Francisco. Sft. Hampton who was with the 151st Inf Regt now located in the Philippines, was seriously wonded on Corregidor on March 4. He has been overseas about 17 months and served in Hawaii and New Guinea before going to the Philippines. In the telephone conversation with his parents he said he was getting along just fine, and that he expected to be sent to Indiana for further hospitalization within the near future. - thanks to Butch Dale

HAMPTON, Robert Lee - Artillery, US Army Air Corps - retired as a Major

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

HANNAH, Russell C. - hometown: Waveland -Indianapolis Star article 6 April 1942 p 13 c 1 - MIA- Navy - sure wish I had a picture of him ??!!

HARDAWAY, James Elliott - WWII Us Army in Australia, New Guinea and the Phillipes from Aug 12, 1941 to July 27, 1945 - Tec 5

HARRIS, Emerson Henry - born 4-10-1925 died 6-2-2009 Army Air Corps --son of Emerson Sr. and Pearl McCoy

HARRIS, Harry F-- Casualty - US Army - Hometown: Crawfordsville Indianapolis Times 23 June 1945 p 4 c4

HARRIS, Paul Irvin - HQ Co 710 Tank Battallion

HARSHBARGER, Robert P. 35909173 - Army - from Waynetown

HARTLEY, Joseph W. - "decorated - US Army - Hometown: Crawfordsville Indianapolis News 25 Aug 1944 p5 2 p 14 c2

HARTMAN, Victor - MIA - US Army - Indianapolis Star, 17 June 1943 p 12 c2

HAVERCAMP, Otto M - "decorated - US Army - hometown Crawfordsville - Indianapolis Star p 10 c 8 18 Dec 1943

HAYS, Lester -- Lester Hayes Sr. Servedl in WWll. 82nd airborne. Fought in Germany. He was from Tennessee. But his sisters and parents moved and lived in the Waveland area. - thanks to his son, Chris Hays for sending this :)

HAYS, Will, Jr. although WIll Hays joined the Army he was discharged with a 4-F (medical) so he volunteered with the Army Specialists Corps. He concluded that service as a 2nd Lt. He worked at the Adjutant General's department and in 1945 was discharged as a Major. Voices of Victory. (Crawfordsville Journal Review 1995 p 13)

HEDGES, Clay W. - Hometown: Crawfordsville - "decorated - US Army 8 Jan 1945 Indianapolis News p 5 c5

HERRON, Joseph D. 35168211 - Army


HINTON, Albert A. - 35991608 - US Army - Sgt - Enlisted close to the end of the war, 26 May 1945 at Indianapolis - finished high school and was a skilled brick mason and married

HODGES, Christ - hometown: Crawfordsville - US Army - MIA - 7 Nov 1944 Indianapolis Star p 12 c8

HOOD, Arnold -- picture from Burketts; findagrave for stone


HUBBARD, Robert - "decolrated" - US Army - hometown Crawfordsville - in 15 July 1945 Indianapolis Star p 36 c 2 - POW 15 July 1945 Indianapolis Star p 36 c2 - believe this is probably Jack Hubbard who has an obituary in the Crawfordsville Journal Review 15 May 2008 p 2A - died GrandJunction Colorado - cremated

HUBBARD, William C. - MIA - Hometown: Crawfordsville US Army - Indianapolis Star 14 Nov 1943 part 1 p 22 c1; - other articles about Prisoner of war - Indy Star 7 Dec 1943 p 13 c4 31 Oct 1944 Star p 15 c8;

HUDSON, Jack D. - note not totally positive THIS is the one but he is a SSGT and KIA - if it just had a birth date or a place I'd feel better

HUGHES, Donald David. Sgt US Army WWII - Jan 8, 1917 - Aug 7, 1978 - son of Albert & Harriet Hughes - ran the Bradley BBQ in Indiana 25 years and operated Hughes Cigar Star in Arcadia, IN - member of Arcadia American Legion; Trinity United Methodist Church; Boxley Christian Brother & Sisterhood. Wife; Harriet Clifford - children: Mary ELlen; Elizabeth; Joe; Andy; Charlie and Jay. Buried: Arcadia Cemetery - note: Not sue if he ever lived in Montgomery County but brother to Dwight & Ralph both who lived here

HUSTON, Albert - See Joe Smith

HUNT, Cecil -- waiting on more info

HUNT, Robert Earl - USAF - obit in the Crawfordsville Journal Review 1 Feb 1960

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IVERSON, James -

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JACOB, Robert P. - "casualty" -- US Army - Darlington, Indiana - Indianapolis Star 4 Feb 1945 p 36 c 3 -US Army

JEFFRIES, Harvey -- plane crew - article about him & the crew

JESSUP, Fred - Crawfordsville, Hometown - "Casualty Army - Indianapolis Star 4 March 1944 US Army p 2 c2 - MIA ; obit Crawfordsville Journal Review 3 March 1944 p 1

JOHNSON, Andrew H. - from Linden, Ind - "decorate - Army -- Indiaanpolis News 14 Dec 1944 pt 1 p 8 c 1 - not totally positive the one I have connected on Findagrave is this one but since it's Linden imagine so

JOHNSON, Earl - Air Corps - Major General - photo below from findagrave

JOHNSON, James W. - "decorated" -- US Army - from Crawfordsville - Indianapolis Sta 19 July 1943 - p 9 c7

JOHNSON, Raymond E. 2059790 - Air Corps 1st Lt. Hometown: Attica - from Montgomery County

JOHNSTON, Max E. - MIA - US Army - Indianapolis Star 25 July 1944 p 4 c 4 -

JOHNSTON, Robert - Casualty - US Navy - Hometown: Crawfordsville Indianapolis Star 19 Dec 1944 p 9 c7 - obit - 18 Dec 1944 Crawfordsville Journal Review p1 c 1

JOLLIFF, Helen Sarver. - 2nd Lt. Army 6-1-1945 - 5-30-1946 -- Birth 30 May 1917 Death 16 Oct 2003 (aged 86) Burial Tonaquint Cemetery Saint George, Washington County, Utah, USA

JONES, Carl Norman - was born the 30th of Sept in 1934, the son of William A. and Mattie Eaton Jones. Carl joined the service (Army) July 7, 1943 and was in the 249th Combat Engineers. He served in Northern France and participated in the Battle of the Bulge in Ardennes; also was in the Rhineland and Central Europe. He received the American Ribbon; European African Middle Eastern Ribbon with four bronze stars and the Good Conduct Medal. He was discharged Nov 13, 1946.He married Clela Bannon and spent his years in the Waveland area until his death on 27 June 2006. - Voices of Victory. (Crawfordsville Journal Review 1995 p 13) + obituary. -- JONES, Carl - thanks so much to his grandson Josh Sorrels for the great photo and info :) - PH

JONES, Hubert - Casulaty - 8 Oct 1945 Indianapolis Times p 5 c 5 US Navy - article CJR 29 Sept 1945 p 1 c4 -

JONES, Rosemary -- married Robert B. Swanson 1946 marr ? Howard - see her brother, Hubert Jones obit -- enlisted 16 Aug 1943 - out 29 Nov 1945

JONES, Harold Max - MIA - US Army - hometown Crawfordsivlle - Indianapolis Star 27 July 1944 p 4 c5 - may not be the correct Harold Max Jones as was MIA but this man sounds amazing - a master sgt. and in 3 different wars - someone please let me know if he is the same

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KAY, Edward - (note the link I gave may not be the same but it is likely since the one in the Star was a Navy man -- hometown Crawfordsville - US Navy - MIA -- Indianapolis Star 6 Jan 1943 p 11 c5

KEISER, (Kleiser) John Brome - KIA

KELLER, Norman L. - MIA - Army - Indianapolis Star, 16 Oct 1943 p 15 c7 - hometown: Crawfordsville but buried in Parke County - "decorated"

KELSEY, Dwight M. hometown: - US Army -Crawfordsville Indianapolis News 31 July 1945 pt 2, p 7 c 1 - b 16 Dec 1909 d, 30 March 1979

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

KEMP, Robert Norman - Indianapolis News 12-31-1944 p 35 c 5 - "listed as a casualty of the war - US Army - from Waynetown IN

KENDALL, George V. -- "decorated" 29 Aug 1945 Indianapolis Star p 15 c 8 - US Army - this could be him but more research needed


KENNEDY, Keith - Prisoner - US Army - 5 June 1945 Indianpolis Times p 16 c 3 - Crawfordsville, hometown

KESSLER, Homer G. Jr. - 35362254 - SSG US Army - bronze star

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.

KIRTLEY, James Marion -- "Decorated" US Army 2 December 1944 Indianapolis News - - love ya' Doc -- not only a great physician, but good friend and humanitarian

KERN, Maxine - see Shultz

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

KING, William Henry -- Born 1-23-1925 died 12-31-1971 (buried Oak Hill Cemetery) as a result of fighting a fire at the partially-abandoned Crawford Hotel. Son of Herb and Ruth (Hinkle) King. Had training at the Lucian Islands; then Ft. Polk, LA; Ft. Dix, NJ readying for the Battle of the Bulge which at that point was over, then sent to Panama. He was a Military Policeman. His son Dave (thanks, buddy for stopping by - great to see you) said, he went from hot to cold; to hot to cold. He returned to his hometown (raised on the Mt. Zion road) and fathered two great boys, Dave and John with wife, Joan (Jenkins). We were lucky to have them for two of our son's Scout leaders. Bill was Captain in the local Fire Dept., when a blaze was delibertly started in Room 426, an outside room on the NW corner of the hotel. There were 40 people at the hotel and all were evacuated. It was New Years Eve celebrants who started the blaze. Bill also owned the WHK Motor Repair at his residence. He was a Mason and Scoutmaster of Troop 361.

KIRTLEY, Marion -- Dr. Kirtley wrote an autobiography that is full of his experiences, pictures, remembrances. Probably the first physician that recognized me as a person vs. a patient, although I was one of his, I admired this man immensely. His major experience in the war was landing on Normandy Beach on D-Day and tending to troups in many European battles. A bronze star, European Theater Ribbon and other medals donned his uniform but his air was that of a humintarian. In Crawfordsville, he was a beloved doctor, politician and enjoyed working in the historical aspects of the community. Proceeds from his book go to the Courthouse tower project.

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."

KROUT, Kenneth - born in Montgomery County 8-22-1918

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

LaFOLLETTE, Norman - Morris
Source: Darlington Herald, Darlington, IN Thursday July 19, 1945 (via the Darlington Herald Library's newsletter Feb 2007 - thanks Butch for sharing this wonderful history) Sgt. Morris LaFollette and Pfc. Norman Lafollette sons of Mr. and Mrs. Lee Lafollette have met and visited together in Edinburgh, Germany, according to word received by their parents last week. Both Pfc. Lafollette and Sgt. Lafollette have been overseas for more than a year and had not seen each other for over two years. Norman is with the 773rd Field Artillery and is stationed at Datterode, Germany and Morris is in the Tank Division and is located in Edinburg,. Norman drives a jeep and was given leave to drive to Edinburgh for a visit with his brother.

LAFOLLETTE, William - back from Okinawa

LAMBERT, Kent C. - decorated - US Army - hometown Crawfordsville - Indianapolis News pt 2 p 12 c 3 7 August 1943 - b 27 Feb 1891 - d. 13 Dec 1982 (Colonel)

LANDES, Harold E. - Casualty - Crawfordsville, Indiana - Indianapolis Star 22 June 1943 p 11 c 3 - Casualty - US Army" - I can find nothing else on him - there was a Harold Landes in Fountain County about this time, however - anyone to do some researching on him ????

LEE, Maxwell E. 01825479 - US Army - 1st Lt. in service from 4-1-1941 to 11-8-1945 - from Ladoga - Bronze Star, Purple Heart & Battle of Bulge

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.

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

LINN, Keith -- Source: Darlington Herald, Darlington, IN Thursday July 19, 1945 (via the Darlington Herald Library's newsletter Feb 2007 - thanks Butch for sharing this wonderful history) Technical Sgt Keith Linn, son of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Linn, arrived home Monday after being in England for 15 months. Sgt. Linn was a propeller specialist with the 8th Air Force. He returned to the States by plane and arrived July 11. He has a 30 day furlough before reporting back to Camp Atterbury for reassignment. Staff Sgt. Henry Linn, of the US Marine Corps is now located on Okinawa.

LONG, Richard G. - hometown of Hillsboro - enlisted in Montgomery - 35583595 in the US Army

LONG, Lawrence -6265422 - Navy 7-4-1942 to 12-7-1945 - EMIC - Pacific Theater USS Wichita - note not positive this is the correct Lawrence Long (common name but think so :) - kbz

LONG, William 35144660 - AAF - 5-20-1943 - to 2-20-1945 - from Ladoga - receieved the Bronze Star

LOUGH, Donald B. - not sure correct one as no indicatin on stone LOUGH, Donald - letter to Mrs. Charles Marshall

LOWE, Leslie - Hometown: Crawfordsville - MIA - US Army - 5 Aug 1944 Indiasnapolis Star p3 c6

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MARKS, Adrian - tribute by Bill Boone

MAXWELL, Samuel R. - US Army Pfc - Purple Heart (from WWII Veterans Database

MAPES, Herschel

MAXWELL, Alvin - stationed

MAXWELL, Byrl Francis Born: 17 June 1914 Died: 7 August 1971 Army: Enlisted 16 Oct 1941 as a High School Graduate and single Height: 72” Weight: 156 # Discharged: 29 Oct 1945

MAXWELL, Samuel R. - US Army Pfc - Purple Heart (from WWII Veterans Database

MAXWELL, Marion - Silver Star

MAXWELL, Raymond - Bronze Star

MAXWELL, Samuel Ralston - darlington IN - Casualty - Army - Indianapolis News 16 March 1945 p 19 c4

McCARTNEY, Joseph E. - Hometown: Crawfordsville: Indianapolis Star - 28 Dec 1943 p 8 c 8 - Army - Casualty

McCAFFERTY, David - stationed

McCANDLESS, Henry J - US Army KIA - Purple Heart (from - WWII Veterans Database - I do not find anything on him

McClure, Glenn - US Army from Waynetown

McCLURE, Robert Malcolm "Bob" (pictured below) -- born near Russellville, in Brown Township, Montgomery County, Indiana on September 24, 1919 and passed away at his home near Waveland, Brown Township, Montgomery County on 22 Feb 1994. He is buried at Oak Hill Cemetery in Crawfordsville. He was a member of the Raymond Todd Post 323 American Legion in Waveland, the Crawfordsville Veterans of Foreign Wars and Waveland Masonic Lodge. One good guy and thanks so much to his super special daughter, Sharon for the nifty picture - love it ! Bob enlisted at Ft. Benjamin Harrison in Indianapolis as a Pvt in the US Army described at 68" and 150# on the 7th day of July 1941 from Montgomery Indiana.

McCORMICK, George Russell - Hometown: Waynetown - "Decorated" Indianapolis Star 10 Feb 1945 p 11 c 2 - Army -- Source: Crawfordsville Journal Review October 10, 1998 Waynetown – George Russell McCormick, 78, a Waynetown are farmer died at 3:15 p.m. Friday in Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. Mr. McCormick was a decorated WWII veteran. He served as a navigator on 25 bombing missions and helped transport fuel to China, Burma and India theaters. He received the Air Force Medal with Bronze Star and the Distinguished Flying Cross with Bronze Star. He was a first lieutenant. Mr. McCormick was a member of the Waynetown Baptist Church, where he served as trustee and deacon and the Waynetown Masonic Lodge. He was a graduate of Alamo HS. He was born March 3, 1920 in Montgomery County, a son of James Clyde and Isa Michael McCormick. He was married to Mary Elizabeth Pierce on Feb 28 1942. She survives. Also surviving are four sons: Rodney of Crawfordsville; Russell of Auburn and Tom and Randy, both of Waynetown; a daughter, Mrs. Ann Anderson of Waynetown; 11 grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren; a niece; and a nephew. He was preceded in death by two brothers, a sister and a granddaughter. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Shoemaker Funeral Home, 202 S. Indiana 25, Waynetown with the Rev. Ron Raffingnome officiating. Burial will be in Waynetown Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home 4-8 p.m. today.

McCrocklin, Dwight Leon - 1st Lt. 344th Bombing Squadran -- Born: 15 Feb 1920 died 3 Sept 1943 - listed in Crawfordsville Yearbooks 1932 - although he may have been tallied from our county he is listed from Wabash Indiana when he signed in at Ft. Ben Harrisonin the Air Corps

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

McDANIEL, James - bronze star --Source: Darlington Herald, Darlington, IN Thursday July 19, 1945 (via the Darlington Herald Library's newsletter Feb 2007 - thanks Butch for sharing this wonderful history) Staff Sergeant James McDaniel, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank McDaniel, has just been awarded the Bronze Star for heroic service on Caballo Island by direction of Major General William C. Chase, commander of the famous 38th Infantry Division. During the course of an advance, the squad of which Sgt. McDaniel was a lead scout, became isolated from the remainder of the platoon by intense enemy machine gun and small arms fire. Sgt. McDaniel estimated the position of enemy guns and with complete disregard for his personal safety, the citation said, advanced under intense fire to a location where he was able to determine the strength of the enemy installations and the safest route of approach for the remainder of the squad. By use of satch charge and smoke grenades the squad neutralized the enemy fire Sgt McDaniel, accompanied by another scout then continued to move to the right flank of the enemy installations. On this flank the enemy were using a small tunnel as an escape route. The Sgt, the citation added, attacked the tunnel with satchel charges and phosphorus grenades destroying much equipment and killing several of the enemy.

MERRELL, Alvin Eugene

MILLER, Earl Lewis "Duke" - Coast Guard - four years at Cape Hattera, NC at a lifeboat station during WWII. (wife Joanne Crosby)

MILLER, Gene R. -- served in WWII in the Air Corp in the Eastern Theater of Operations (wife Marlene)

MILLER, Ida Beth - served as a Radioman 3rd Class with Navy Reserves during WWII. Stationed at Bunker Hill Naval Air Base at Peru, Indiana. While at the air base, she taught communications to Naval Air Cadets.

MILLER, Paul K. "Mike" - serviced during WWII in the US Army as a Staff Sgt with the 3838th Quartermaster Supply Company for the European Theater (wife Barbara Carlisle) - CDPL obituary listings

MILLER, Wayne "Red" - lost leg

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

MOODY, James T. - honored

MORGAN, James David - helps take ship

MORGAN, John Warner

MORGAN, William Brooks - born in Waveland 1 November 1918 -- 32 years at Alcoa. Eagle; American Legion; VFW. Was a Chief Petty Officer in the Navy. Married one wonderful gal, Joann Carter Feb 16, 1951. Died May 13, 1997 at Williamsburg Healthcare in Crawfordsville, Indiana - love ya' Woody.

MURRAY, (Russell) Dean - may have entered the service SSMB U Navy World War II from Putnam vs. Montgomery County

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

MYERS, Eston Lex - US Navy

OAKLEY, James -- -- Raised in Ladoga, and a graduate of LHS, Oakley served in the Coat Guard from July 1942 to January 1946. Patrolling the California and Maryland coasts for awhile, in July 1943 he departed Norfolk VA in July 1943 aboard a LST ship (Large, Slow Target as Oakly joked) which arrived in Calcutta, Indiana Thanksgiving day that year. While unloading, Japanese planes flew over bombing their decks. Other unfamiliar sounds were Burmese elephants and lions. From there, he headed to Bizerte, Africa, then ENgland in February of 44. Additional gun mounts were added in Londonderry, Ireland and off they headed to Normandy, France for D-Day. Stopping on the Isle of Weight they picked up Canadians and semi-trucks only the Canadians didn't know how to drive the trucks, so a guy from Ohio loaded them. Assigned to an LCVP which was a personnel carrier that transferred troops from a large ship to the beach, he septn ten days getting little sleep and eating K-rations, a 5# can of Span and some crackers. --Voices of Victory. (Crawfordsville Journal Review 1995 p 13)

O'NEAL, Howard - photo

ORMES, David F. - hometown: Crawfordsville "decorate d- Indianapolis Star p 11 c 2 - 10 Feb 1945 US Army


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PARKER, William H. - Hometown: Ladoga, Ind - Prisoner - US Army - 2 June 1945 Indianapolis Times p 3 c4

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."

PEFFLEY, Pfc. Francis Merle - loses leg

PEFFLEY, Roscoe - see Joe Smith

PITTS, Pfc. Robert L. - see Letter from Boys - below

PORTER, Herman - pic

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

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QUIGG, Francis K --discharged -- Source: "Darlington Herald," Library newsletter by John Dale, Fall 2017 SSgt Francis K. Quigg, son of Mr. and Mrs. Halfred Quigg of Sheridan formerly living here, received his discharge from the Army at Camp Fannin, Texas Nov 17 and is now living at Crawfordsville where his wife, Mrs. Ruth Quigg maintained their home while he was away. S Sgt Quigg served 11 months overseas with the 44th Division in the field artillery. He holds the ETO Ribbon with three battle stars, the Allied Forces ribbon, the Good Conduct ribbon and the meritorious service plaque.

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RAY, Vernard - discharged from Medical Corps

REMLEY, John H. - escorted pres. body

RONK, George T. - MIA (Belgium)

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.

ROYER, John W - Source: Darlington Herald library newsletter Fall 2017 - Mr. and Mrs. John C. Royer of Crawfordsville RR 5 have rec'd the Purple Heart which was awarded to their son, Pfc John W. Royer for wounds received in action at Saipan, Marianas Islands July 3, 1944. Pfc Royer has been in service with the US Marins since Oct 2, 1943 and has been overseas since Feb 1944 as a light gunner with the second Marines.

RUNYON, Donald - hometown Alamo - Decorated - Indianapolis News 13 October 1942 - US Army pt 1 p 4 c 3

RUSK, William Porter - thanks to his daughter, DeeDee

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SANDERS, Harold E. - buried Belgium - memorial in Ladoga Cemetery his hometown - "Casualty announced" 10 April 1945 Indianapolis Star p13 c1 - Army

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

SAYLER, David E. - "decorated" - 3 Feb 1944 Indianapolis News part 1 p 5 c 4 US Army from Ladoga

SEXTON, Alfred - "decorated" - US Army - 21 July 1943 Indianapolis Star p 9 c5

(from a war bug on Ancestry - here are two of Sexton - he was born in CC Twp and fought in three wars - WWII; Korea and Vietnam)

SHULAR, Will - see Joe Smith

SHULER, Charles R. - hometown Crawfordsville - "MIA" 4 August 1945 Indianapolis News pt 2 p 3; Army

SHULER, Arthur Merle (wounded)

SHULTZ, Maxine Kern SHULTZ, Maxine Kern (obituary) - photo thanks to Mike Bowman's RRDonnelley FB page

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

SMITH, (Dr) Major Byron J.

SMITH, Leslie -- MIA - from Crawfordsville IN - US Army -- Indianapolis News 10 April 1945 p 12 c3 - Leslie R. - Prisoner US Army 19 Oct 1944 Indianapolis Star - can't find what happened to him :(

SMITH, Luther -- MIA - Crawfordsville hometown US Army - Indianapolis Star 12 May 1944 p 2 c6 - Indianapolis Star 8 June 1944 p26 c1 Prisoner

SMITH, Ralph C. - Indiana - 2nd Lt. Infantry, RFD 2, Waynetown (US War Department Press Release of Awards) - Indianapolis Star - 13 Jan 1945 "Decorated" US Army

SMITH, Jack -- Source: 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 - Source: Waveland Independent Waveland, Montgomery County, Indiana Aug 2, 1918 Roscoe Peffley, Joe Smith, Will Shular and Albert Huston have arrived safely overseas.

SORRELS, Dwight -- Machinist Mate 2nd Class - Korea - Driver - thanks so much to his great grandson, Josh Sorrels for the photo and information !!!

SPENCER, Margaret -Red Cross

SOSBE, Robert O. -- Bob was a member of the 1942 Basketball team that went to the Final Four Undefeated. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2004 for Montgomery County. An active member of Crawfordsville Jaycees, he also helped charter the Crawfordsville Little League in 1955. Immediately upon graduating from CHS, Bob joined the Navy (June 1, 1943) serving most of his time as a pharmacist's mate aboard the LST 990 which carried tanks and troops to battle. Served in the South Pacific and participated in 11 assult landings in the Phillipines and other areas. At the end of the war, he was in Japan. Discharged Dec 15, 1945 with the Asiatic-Pacific Ribbon and six bronze stars. Bob was well-known in Crawfordsville as the owner and operator of Sosbe's Shell (corner of Market & Walnut) - Source: Voices of Victory. (Crawfordsville Journal Review 1995 p 13)

STARNES, Betty - Navy nurse

born August 8, 1923 in Waynetown, Indiana the daughter of Harry Temple Starnes and Mary V. Long at 8:00 a.m., the oldest of their 7 children. She married Myron R. FIelder and passed away November 2, 1998. She was an Ensign in the US Narvy during WWII.

STRIEBICH, Dale E. -- MIA - US Army - Indianapolis Star p 1 c 7 on 22 Feb 1944 - Army

SWANK, Ralph -

-entered the Navy in May 1943 after graduating from Alamo HS. He was on the USS CHristopher DE 199, a destroyer as a seaman. Next he went to Boston, Mass aboard the destroyer the Samuel S. Moore DD 747 which was made a part of Admiral Halsey's 3rd Fleet. A part of the bombardment of Iwo Jima, his ship was part of the escort for the USS Indianapolis to Okinaway Bay. He was discharged April 1946 as Machinist Mate 3rd Class (Source: Voices of Victory, Journal-Review 1995).

SWANSON, (Mrs. Robert)

SWICK, Raymond - "Bud" could easily have a movie made from his life during the WWII era. After enlisting in the Army Air Corps, he survived a plane crash, dodged, the enemy and their bullets, made friends with Dutch folks who basically helped him survive. A radio operator/gunner on a B-24, Swick was bombed with his fellas, by 8 German fighter planes. The plane exploded. He along with others were blown out, others killed. Luckily, he safely landed as his parachte worked just fine. When he awoke from being blacked-out several Dutch people were there to see him. Grabbing him by the arm, a 17-year-old boy, Arie Dyk, showed him that Germans were looking for him. He was shuffled from barns the homes and anywhere the Germans were not. He donned coveralls and wooden shoes and the Dutch were wonderful to him. At one time, he was hiding in an upstairs while a German commander stayed downstairs. Swick could see a nearby school from his window that had been turned into a military barracks. Canadians liberated him. The government gave him a Purple Heart even though he was not wounded, since he was basically Missing in Action, then declared dead. Thus, the PH. He also received the Memorial Cross from Dutch Queen Wilhelmina. (Source: Voice of Victory. Crawfordsville Journal Review, 1995).

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TAGUE, Pvt. Garnett E. - see Letter from Boys - below

TAGUE, Wallace - wounded

THOMPSON, Norman L. - below-- this man amazes me -- in WWI; WWII and the Korean War - believe this might be his WWI outfit - anyone know for sure? Thanks to John (Butch) Dale's great library newsletter (Darlington Herald) for this one

THOMPSON, James Herman -- MIA -- Army Indianapolis Star 23 April 1944 p 3 c1 - Prisoner 23 March 1945 - p 14 c 2 on 23 March 1945 Indianapolis New - other notation to the affect of being a prisoner or missing in other Indianapolis papers

THOMPSON, Leland -- Waveland Independent Waveland, Montgomery County, Indiana Nov 29, 1945 Word has been received by Mrs. Leland THOMPSON that her husband is in Chicago and is expected home sometime this week.

THOMPSON, Norman -- WWI; WWII; Korean -- need to find his obituary as not sure this is one and the same as I've tagged here to go to a findagrave - too common of a name - I'll try to find his obit

THOMPSON, Reese - Navy in WWII

THOMPSON, Russell G. - served in the South Pacific from March 1943 to January 1946 - Army Engineers Headquarters. Discharged as a Tech Sgt.

THOMPSON, Sherman W -- Army in WWII

TITUS, Mallon (sic) - Malon or Mahlon perhaps? although I can't find anything on him -- Indianapolis Star - MIA - Army p 9 c7 of 18th of July 1944 issue - lists Crawfordsville as hometown -- This is Fern MALDON Titus a Capt. died June 1949 (CJR 27 June 1949 p 11 c8 and 6 July 1949 p 7 c5 - READ)

TRIBBETT, Frank H. - Capt. USAF - Darlington HS. IOOF Cemetery, Darlington - Frank may have gone to service from Boone County registered as an Aviation Cadet for the Air Corps (he flew 83 missions) 22 January 1942 enlisting for the duration of the war. Or, enlisting 29 September 1942 and released 25 Aug 1945 -Buried Darlington IOOF Cemetery. He was 68" high, weighed 132 pounds with a high school education and was a farm hand

TRIBBETT, Wesley Devon - "Decorated" Indianapolis New US Army 12 July 1945 p 3 c 4 - Darlington IN --Source: Darlington Herald, Darlington, IN Thursday July 19, 1945 (via the Darlington Herald Library's newsletter Feb 2007 - thanks Butch for sharing this wonderful history) Lt. Wesley D. Tribbett, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lynn Tribbett, is one of the combat crewmen of America's mighty Super Fortresses based on Saipan Island who have won the Air Medal for their part in numerous successful missions over the Japanese homeland. The decorated crewmen are members of the first Marianas - based B29s to bomb Tokyo. Some were on the initial strike against the city in November 1944.

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

TRUBY, Ron. -- Army - Nov 19, 1941 - 115th Engineers ,Co C Sept 3, 1942, shipping out of San Francisco to Hawaii completing Ranger school in 1943. Sent to the South Pacific where he was active in building supply roads on Guadacanal, New Britain and the Philippine Islands. Participated in the invasions of Mindanao, Leyte and Luzon in January 1945. Returned to the states in June and discharged at the end of July in 1945. He received the Bronze Service Arrowhead with one bronze battle star, the Philippine Liberation Ribbon and five overseas service bars. Returned to work on the railroads in Crawfordsville. He passed away in July 1999. Source: Voices of Victory. (Crawfordsville Journal Review 1995 p 13 + his obituary)

VanCLEAVE, Robert Lee -- US Navy -- June 2, 1925 - July 17, 2017 Robert Lee VanCleave, 92 years of age, of Concord, passed away Monday, July 17, 2017 at home in Concord. Robert proudly served his country in the Navy from July 1943 to March 1946. Mr. VanCleave, a devoted Chicago Cubs fan, was born June 2, 1925 in Indiana to the late Carl VanCleave and the late Geraldine VanCleave. He was also preceded in death by son, Michael VanCleave, brother, Jim VanCleave, brother, Bill VanCleave. The family will receive friends from 2-3 p.m, and begin the service at 3 p.m., July 27, 2017, at Church of Christ, 4595 Poplar Tent Rd, Concord, NC 28027. Survivors include wife, Carole VanCleave of Concord, NC, daughter, Kathy (Jeff) Hatfield, step-son, Rod (Karla) Sheffield of Huntersville, NC, sister, Beaverly Breeden, granddaughter, Jennifer (Shawn) Rambo, grandson, David (Naomi) Daugherty, great-grandson, Cody Rambo, great-granddaughter, Riley Rambo, great-grandson, Lucas Rambo, great-granddaughter, Taiga Daugherty, great great-grandson, Zaine Rambo, great great-granddaughter, Adalynn Rambo, and great great-granddaughter, Wynter Kellie. Memorials may be made to Church of Christ, 4595 Poplar Tent Rd, Concord, NC 28027. The VanCleave family would like to give a special thank you for the support of Cabarrus County Hospice. Hartsell Funeral Home of Concord is serving the VanCleave family. Thanks to Phil Coon, my VanCleave guru for catching this one

VAUGHT, Wallace - thanks so very much to Ron Vaught -- Born Aug 20, 1920 to Wallace L. and Wilma Marie Vaught. The 5th of 14 sons, he lived 14 years in New Market until his family moved to Crawfordsville where he graduated high school in 1938. He was one of seven brothers to serve in the war, his Army enlistment being from September 1942 until December 1945. For most of his enlistment Wallace was attached to the 302d Bombardment Group as an aircraft mechanic, his unit tasked with training B-24 flight crews for service in Europe. Upon discharge from the Army he returned to work at R.R. Donnelly remaining until 1982. Wallace wed Lola C. Stull in Tangier, IN in December 1946. Lola passed in January 1983 and Wallace in January 2016.

VAUGHT BROTHERS -- an amazing article sent by Ron Vaught - thanks sooo sooo much ! WOW~ -read complete article by clicking on Vaught Brothers from the actual paper - below is a copy and not complete

VERMILLION, Paul - Overseas

VICE, Virgil


-- W --

WAGNER, Aubrey - 30 Oct 1943 Indianapolis Star - MIA Army p 9 c6 - also one in the CJR 29 Oct 1943 p 1 c 6 - wonder what happened to him - HELP - seems like an odd name but there are many none I can actually connect on findagrave but could still be alive

WARD, John W. "Jack" - US Army -Bronze Star - he enlisted from Montgomery County 23 September 1944 for the duration of the war at Ft. Ben Harrison - died 1983

WEBSTER, Robert M - Army from Crawfordsville - Indianapolis Star p 13 c3 "prisoner - also MIA Indianapolis Star pt `1 p 11 c8 in 4 July 1943

WELIEVER, Donald - wounded

WELLS, Lloyd - promoted

WERNLE, Bob -- served in WWII with the Army mainly in Tehran, Iran, and also serving as an aide when Roosevelt, Churchill and Stalin met for a conference at the Russian Embassy. He served from December 1941 to March 1946 doing some work as an investigator and warrant officer in the Admin as a lawyer in Crawfordsville, other clubs and organizations and served in the MC Historical Society for many years, heading up the Oral Local History project.

WHITE, Austin - Army

WHITE, Charles - Indianapolis Star 'decorated p t 1 p 39 c 8 - Army 16 April 1944


WHITE, Donald B. "Pad" --Army Air Corps

WHITE, Howard -- Purple Heart Recipient

WHITE, John F. --"Jack" US Navy

WHITECOTTON, John -- Source: Waveland Independent Waveland, Montgomery County, Indiana Nov 29, 1945 Sgt. John H. WHITECOTTON was discharged from Camp Atterbury last Tuesday Nov 20.

WILDMAN, Ralph E. 17 May 1944 Indianapolis Star - MIA - Army p 4 c 5 - Crawfordsville as hometown -- same paper 17 June 1944 Prisoner p 7 c4

WILKINSON, Richard L. - Waynetown - Indianapolis Star 4 July 1943 pt 1 p 11 c 8 - Army - MIA - - decorated 30 July 1943 - Army Indianapolis News pt 1 p 4 c 2 --- casualty - 21 Julyu 1943 p 2 c1 News

WILSON, Hugh R. - decorated Indianapolis News 14 Dec 1944 US Army - Crawfordsville home town part 1 p 8 c 1

WOLF, John W - Crawfordsville - Indianapolis Times - "decorated" - US Army

WOODS, Richard and Ruth (Harris)

-- Z --
ZIMMERMAN, Owen - tomato juice in Germany via Ladoga Canning Company

**World War II Casualties** (Montgomery)

The following is a more detailed listing of the ones found on the above chart ...........

BECK, Charles O. - reported as "casualty - US Army" - Indianapolis Star 19 Oct 1943 p 17 c 8 - hometown Crawfordsville - but the only Charles Beck I find dying that might fit is this one and he's buried in Louisiana? HELP on this one

BEEBE, Floyd C. - Capt. Served in Air Corps 9-1-1941-4-1-1947. Distinguished Flying Cross with Oak Leaf CLusters, DIstinguished Air Medal with 4 Oak Leaf Clusters - Indiana war memorial

BEHRENT, Benjamin - # 9923368 - Navy - Indiana war memorial

BONNER, Marshall (Col - 15th US AF) - although it seems he is only from Texas he is listed in the Indianapolis Star 21 Jan 1944 with a hometown of Crawfordsville, Ind - p 1 c 4 - Army casualty - KIA

BOOHER, Eugene (listed as Booker) - listed as Army Casulaty 8 March 1945 addition of Indianapolis Star p 16 c2

BOWER, Richard - Indianapolis Star 5 Dec 1942 p 4 c 1 lists him as from Crawfordsville Indiana - casualty of the Royal Canandian Air Force

BOWERS, William - Darlington hometown listed in the Indianapolis Star 20 Aug 1943 p 15 c 1 as a casualty

BRANSTETTER, George L. -- possibly Lyle left side of page - Air Corps

BRANSTETTER, Richard L. #35973993 - Army Served 4-21-1945 to 11-23-1946 -- from Darlington - Tech 5 - Indiana war memorial

BRATTON, Robert J. - listed as a casulty in the Indianapolis Star 28 Oct 1943 p 20 c 3 - with Crawfordsville as his home town

BROWN, Jack F. - Linden - Air Corps LTC

BRUNNER, Billy (Sgt) - declared KIA

BUNNELL, Robert F. Army - Waynetown

BURKETT, Robert E. - listed in the Indianapolis Star as a Navy casualty 12 Aug 1945 p 40 c 3 - this is at the Ladoga Normal School as a tribute to him

CAIN, James -KIA

CAIN, Robert - KIA

CAULDWELL, Oscar - "decorated" - listed in Indianapolis Star, 23 March 1944 p 2 c3 - although he was born in Parke County, he is listed as his hometown being Crawfordsville - he went on to

CLODFELTER, Elton A. 35149039 - Air Corps - S Sgt. Indiana war memorial

CONRAD, Eugene L. - Marines Sgt KIA - Purple Heart

COOPER, Harold G. - hometown of Crawfordsville listed when he was tallied as a POW in the Indianapolis Star p 4 c 3 of 4 August 1944 - US Armh POW

CORD, Robert L. -- #2 - a Robert D. CORD listed as casualty of the US Army 31 Aug 1944 in the Indianapolis News part 2, p11 c3 - US Army but Robert L. Cord listed earlier 18 Aug 1944 Indianapolis Star as a casualty - imagine same person- Robert L. Waynetown as hometown in Indianapolis Star 24 Sept 1944

CORDES, Carroll --MIA - Army in the Indianapolis Times p 19 c 5 on 27 April 1945 - Crawfordsville, home town

COTTEN, Irvin - KIA - Germany

CURRAN, Luther - in list of decorated soldiers from Crawfordsville in the Indianapolis News 19 March 1943 page 15 c 4 0 YS Arnry

DAVIS, Robert - KIA - France June 14, 1944

DOOLEY, Donald

DOOLEY, Robert W. - listed as from Crawfordsville US Army MIA - in the Indianapolis Star 2 Nov 1944

DICKS, Earl - MIA - US Army hometown of Crawfordsville, 22 March 1944 Indianapolis Star p 2 c 6

DOVE, Arnold W. - listed as hometown Waynetown "decorated" US Army in Indianapolis Times 2 December 1944 - imagine this is him but would need obit for sure

DUKE, Basil L., Jr. - listed in Indianapolis Star 16 Dec 1944 p 18 c 5 - Army POW, hometown Crawfordsville - from tombstone -S Sgt US Army Air Forces WWII 4-23-1924 to 2-21-2004 *on back of stone)

ELLIOTT, Cyrus - Died from wounds received in France

FARNSWORTH, Robert - listed as casualty - Indianapolis Star 12 March 1943 US Army - from Crawfordsville - son of Guy & Iola Warbritton born 25 March 1918 died 2 Jan 1943 - buried Golden Gate National Cemetery, San Bruno, California

FAUST, Robert W.-- hometown Linden "decorated" US Army - Indianapolis Star, 3 Feb 1945 p 15 c1

FOSTER, Robert G. - MIA US Army - Crawfordsville hometown - in Indianapolis Star, 19 Feb 1944 p 5 c2 - Decorated Indianapolis Star 3 May 1944 p 6 c7-- CASUALTY - Indianapolis Star 29 Jan 1944 p 11 c 6

FOUTS, Oliver E. - casualty - from Wingate - listed in Indianapolis News 23 Aug 1945 - US Army

FOY, Donald - MIA - US Army - from "crawfordsville" listed in Indiana News 14 Dec 1944 pt 2 p 11 c 3 - POW "Army" Indianapolis Times 9 June 1945 p 3 c5

FREEMAN, John N. KIA - Saipan in Marianes June 15, 1944 - listed as Casualty - US Army Indiana News 29 July 1944

FREEMAN, Rush - "Casualty" US Army listed in 4 April 1944 Indiana Star - 179th Inf - 45th Division - Killed in Italy 21 Feb 1944

FULTON, Delbert - Indiana Star 10 June 1944 MIA - Army p 24 c1- home town listed as Crawfordsville, Indiana but wonder if Crawford County?

GEIGER, Everett Eugene. - POW - announced Indianapolis Star 7 April 1944 p 2 c 5 US Army - hometown of: Crawfordsville, hometown - not sure if the link is to his grave or not - no mention to Crawfordsville but such an odd name can't imagine it's not

GILL, Edward W. - hometown: Crawfordsville - "decorated - US Armyu - Indianapolis News 18 Sept 1945 part 2, p 16 c 3

GILLOCK, Sanford E. from Linden, Indiana - Casualty of Army - Indianapolis Star 4 Aug 1944 p 4 c3

GILMORE, Charles E. -- MIA US Army - from Crawfordsville - Indianapolis Star 5 May 1944 p 1 c7

GOTT, Donald H. - US Army - MIA - from Crawfordsville - Indianapolis Star 15 March 1944 p 2 c6 - "decorated" - 26 March 1944 Star, pt 1 p 17 c 1

GRAYSON, John G. - hometown Crawfordsville POW - Indianapolis News - MIA 20 Jan 1945 Indianapolis Times -- 26 April 1945 p 15 c3 - US Army

HILLIARD, Daniel F. - Casualty - hometown Crawfordsville - US Army - p 5 c2 Indianapolis Star 29 April 1943 - "decorated" (assume Purple Heart) - 14 May 1943 Indianaplis News p18 c 2

HYBARGER, Robert - KIA - France - June 2, 1944 - obit (findagrave)

JONES, Carl W - KIA France Dec 1, 1944 - think this is the one I have connected on findagrave anyway - let me know if it's not - need to read the following obituary: 27 Dec 1944 p 1 C'ville Journal Review

KEMP, Lt. Robert Norton - KIA Germany

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

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

KROUT, Zenith L - US Army Pvt PH - KIA - he may have served from Fountain County vs. Montgomery

LANE, Franklin R. - 353669632 Air Corps - Sgt - from Crawfordsville - Indiana War Memorial Veterans Database

LEAMING, Mary Vi Kitts - US Navy Nurse - 1942-47 - born 4 Nov 1916 Crawfordsville died 4 June 2005 Romney, Tippecanoe County

LEAVENWORTH, Wm. - KIA - Eastern France Oct 29, 1944 - 1st Lt. - PH

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

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 -- in two places there are TWO Robert E. Wrights - one a Cpl and one a Pvt. not sure if same or not nor can I find either on findagrave

Charles Zaikovsky - his sister-in-law, Louise Welch applied for a Military Headstone at Roselawn Memorial Park in Terre Haute IN - her address was RR 5, Box 544 A Terre Haute - place of death: Kennedy General Hospital, Memphis Tennessee - dates: 28 Feb 1907 - 19 Feb 1945. Died Shelby County Kennedy General Hospital 19 Feb 1945., Usual Residence; Terre Haute 928 N 10th Street, Vigo Co IN -- sick from 19 Dec 1944 to 19 Feb 1945 when he passed at 6:20 a.m. of a tumor of the esophagus with perforation. His wife, Marie E> Zaikovsky was deceased. He was 37 years 11 months 21 days old. Born in Seelbyville Indiana 2-28-1907 - US Army WW#2 Father: Adolph Zakovsky born Lithuania Removed 2-20-1945 to Terre Haute Ind - Physician: Earl B. Kay - Major. He enlisted from Montgomery County Indiana 6 October 1943. Finished Grammar school. 1940 census he is living in Crawfordsville at 304 W. Market (finished 2 years of high school) only he age 33 and wife Marie age 35. The 1942 Crawfordsville City Directory states he lives 216 W Spring street and is a driver for McDaniel Freight Lines


**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. - note I do not think he is from Montgomery County but from the town of Montgomery in Daviess County Indiana

ALWARD, 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.

BARNARD, James F. - (see also news articles)

BECK, Charles O.


BISHOP, Lawrence M.

BOLDT, Ernest --
BOLDT, Ernest - 1st from Montgomery County -- see also Gold Stars from Waynetown

BOOHER, Eugene - listed as (Booker) in Indianapolis star as a casulty - 8 March 1945 p 16 c2 - born

BOWERS, William R.
BRATTON, Robert J.
BURKETT, Robert E.
BUSHER, Robert

CAIN, James P.
CAIN, Robert L.
CHADWICK, Vernon --
- KIA Germany

CLINE, Okle O.

CLODFELTER, John B. - listed as a casulaty (home town: Crawfordsville) Indianapolis News 5 Oct 1943 pt 1 p 11 c7 - US Army - do not find a findagrave listing for him

CLOUGH, Jack C. - listed as a casualty of the US Army 21 Jan 1944 Indianapolis News pt 1, p 12 c 8 - listing "Crawfordsville" as his hometown.

COLEMAN, James H. MIA - Army Indianapolis Star 28 March 1944 - p3c3 - US Army - Crawfordsville as Hometown

COLWELL, John - Indianapolis Star 6 May 1945 p 7 c 4 - lists him as being from Crawforsdville and an Army Prisoner

CONRAD, Eugene - Indianapolis Times 4 Aug 1945 p 3 c3 lists him as Marine Casualty - probably also him but under Leonus 5 Aug 1945 Indy Star p 40 c8 - Navy Casualty - or, oops, probably TWO

COOK, Herbert L.
CORD, Robert L. - see also above
COTTEN, Irvin L.
COX, Kenneth

DAVIS, Robert C.
DUNBAR, Martin V.

EHRIE, John W.

FEATHER, Carrol W.
FOSTER, Robert G.
FOUTS, Oliver E.

FULTON, Delbert

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

HALL, Mark T.
HALL, Robert T.
HANNAH, Russell Carl - Source: Waveland Independent, May 7, 1942 - My dear Mr. and Mrs. Hannah: I have learned your address from Mrs. Vance and wish to write you some what of your son, Russell who served with me on the USS Langley. Your s on was in charge of aviation ordnance on Board that ship and was an exceptionally skillful technician and hard worker. His battle station was gun Captain of Number 4, five inch gun at which gun he was stationed during t he action that the Langley was in with the Japanese bombers. He received no injuries on the Langley and was in good physical condition when I spoke with him the next day. I had a long conversation with him about happenings near his battle station. After the word was to prepare to abandon s hip, your son emptied many powder cans and had them ready for use by m en in the water where they served as additional rafts. I did not see your son leave the USS Pecos, nor did I see him in the water. He was missing from the members of the crew rescued by the destroyer that night he w as not in the area where the vessel searched. I wish that I could honestly tell you that hope remained that your son was rescued but I cannot. We naturally hope for the best but must steel our minds to the worst implications of the word missing. I extend my deepest sympathy to you in t he loss of your son, who gave his life in the service of his country. In your son I also grieve for a loyal shipmate. Very sincerely, Robert McConnell. Waveland Independent, Jan 31, 1946 -- Memorial services for Aviation Ordinance Man 1st Class, Russell Carl Hannah will be held Sunday at 2 in the Waveland Methodist Church. Hannah was listed as missing in action since April 4, 1942. He was born March 12, 1912 at Mansfield, Illinois, and at age 7 years he entered the Waveland school where he completed his school work. He was a member of the Methodist Sunday School June 26, 1929 he joined the US Navy where he faithfully served for many years. On Aug 15, 19 39 he went aboard the USS Langley at Honolulu. This ship was bombed Feb 2 7, 1942 and he was taken aboard the Pecos. On March 1, 1942 the Pecos was bombed and he was not among the survivors. The service will be in charge of the Rev. Claude McCallister pastor of the Methodist Church assist ed by the Raymond Todd Post of the American Legion of Waveband and by t he Machledt Undertaking establishment. Vocalist will be Mrs. Cora Robison accompanied by Mrs. Mildred Evans. The family will enter the church at 2 and will be followed by the Legion & Auxiliary. Survivors include the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Hannah; 3 brothers, Raymond; Charles Jr. and Robert all at home in Waveland; 3 sisters, Delores; Mrs. Violet Freed and Mrs. Lucile Martin of Lafayette. Friends may call at the ho me immediately after the service. - kbz
HARMON, Charles A>
HARRIS, Harry F.
HENRY, Lloyd
HIATT, Donald
HILLARD, Daniel F.
HUGHES, Dwight D. -
3 May 1912 - 13 March 1945 buried Ardeines American Cem, deLeize, Belgium -- thanks also to Josh Sorrels for this: POW in Stalag 4B located about 5 miles NE of the town of Muhlberg in Brandenburg just east of the Elbe River and about 30 miles north of Dresden -died as POW from typhus


JACOB, Robert P.
JONES, Hubert -- Source:Journal & Review, Crawfordsville, IN, Saturday, Dec. 11, 1948, p. 1, Col. 3 Rites Arranged For Pfc. Jones Infantryman Will Be Buried Here Tuesday Funeral services for Private First Class Hubert Jones, son of Mrs. Jessie D. Jones, 205 west Market street, will be held at 1:30 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at the Bright funeral home, with Byron Cox post of the American Legion to conduct military rites at the graveside in Oak Hill cemetery. The body, scheduled to arrive here Monday evening, will be taken to the funeral home where friends may pay theirs respects. Pallbearers for the service also will be from the Legion. Born May 3, 1917, in Crawfordsville, Pfc. Jones enlisted March 17, 1944. training was at Camp Walter, Texas. Fort George Meade, Md., and Camp Gruber, Okla. Overseas service began Nov. 30, 1944. An infantryman, Pfc. Jones was serving with the 357th infantry, 90th division, of Gen George S. Patton's Third Army when he met his death. He was killed Feb. 12, 1945, at Leidenharn, Germany. Surviving, besides the mother, are the widow, Mrs. Mary Lewis Jones, 804 Sloan street; a daughter, Janeta Rose; a son, Frederick Irwin; a brother, Harold Jones, 815 west Pike street; a sister, Mrs. Robert Swanson, 507 Crawford street, and a niece, Cathy Swanson. The sister, a former member of the WAC's was serving overseas when her brother was killed.

KANE, William P.
KEMP, Robert N
KIDD, James R. - #35098597 - Sgt US Army - KIA - PH
KLINE, Charles M.
KROUT, Kenneth

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

McKEE, Gwendolyn
McKINLEY, Robert A., Jr.

McKENZIE, Norman L - KIA - PH
McREYNOLDS, Altus Freeman -- Capt. Interment Record for US Military Cemeteries in Foreign Soil 1942-1949 - Altus F .McReynods, Capt 501 prcht inf 101 Abn Div - Indiana June 8, 1944 -- St Laurent Cem Block F Row 5 Grave 17 - Mrs. Betty J. McReynolds, Rt 1, Box 58 Knox, IN - 1940 Census, Lawrence, Marion County Ind Ft. Ben Harrison age 22 Soldier Regular Army. 1944 Crawfordsville City Directory. Worked for USA - Child, Carol Sue born to he and Mary Elnore Fields St. Francis Hospital (so not sure what happened to Betty JU who lived in the 1940 C'ville directory and who applied for his stone in the Normandy cemetery, Colleville, France. He seems to be the son of Marion Sylvester and Dollie McReynolds who are buried in Evansville.

MARTIN, Charles W.

MARTIN, Harold - Sgt. US Army

McNeil, Boyd Orpheus - served 1-12-1943 to 12-28-1945 Army Serial # 35578542

MILLER, John N - Tec 5 - KIA US Army Service # 20537240 - Purple Heart

MILLER, Theodore W. - 319th nfantry - 80th Inf - buried Saint Avold, France

MILLIS, Robert Jordan - 26 Sept 1922 - 14 July 1991 - Oak Hill Cemetery - Army

MISNER, Huber - Sgt - Bomber Squadron - Huber grew up in Smartsburg, graduated from Lafayette HS - buried in Lafayette

MURRELL, Oscar H.M. Master Sgt - KIA - Purple Heart - - Hometown Ladoga - Indianapolis Star p 4 c 4 "casualty - Army " 21 May 1944

MYERS, Clyde A. - ??

NELSON, George L- Tech 4 -- buried Oak Hill died Italy 22 Nov 1943


NODLEY, Orville - Air Corps buried Brick Chapel, Putnam County

NORMAN, Harold F. -- KIA - PH

O'NEALL, William Quincy - Air Corps - Lt - buried Oak Hill - KIA - PH

OSWALT, Ralph Vernon - buried Netherland Cemetery - Margraten, Netherland - PH


OTTERMAN, William M. - KIA 9-23-1945 Molucco Island USAAF Chief Bombadier 372nd Bomb SqMB 307th Bomb Group 135h AF - buried Stoner Cemetery (well at least a memorial there) Ladgoa, Indiana
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 of 1943 his senior year of high school. He first took paratroop training but wanted to fight so joined the infantry. He was killed in France - died 28 July 1944 buried Normandy-American Cem in colleville, France + - - reported MIA - Indianapolis News 23 June 1944 pt 1 p 2 c 1 US Army - hometown Crawfordsville listed as William Hammond Palin but think it is William Hiram so three names - gracious -[ more research

PARKER, Carl R. - 778th Tank Batallion - KIA - PH

PAXTON, Max - buried Belgium - KIA


PHEBUS, James D. -- although he is "buried" in Thorntown, he is more than likely (or at least at some point, few were brought back home) actually buried in Lorraine, France - PFC Army - PH


PUGH, Robert L. 15342952 (Army) - Cpl -- reported as Prisoner - Indianapolis Times 13 June 1945 US Army p 15 c 8

PYLE, Vance -- Ssgt - 32nd Inf 35th Div 8-30-1919 died 7-28-1944 stone at Oak Hill, Crawfordsville-- MIA - Army Indianapolis Star 27 Aug 1944 part 2 p 36 c 5

QUIGLE, Charles William. - son of Mabel & Carl -"buried" at Newtown, IN - Lt KIA (lost at sea off west coast of Ireland - - Navy - PH

RADY, James E. - 529981 - coast guard - 1st class petty officer - from Ladoga, Indiana

RAFFERTY, Kenneth R. -- 3529277 - US Army Air Corps - hometown of Wingate - buried Wesley Cemetery near Waynetown Indiana. Son of Ora & Mary (Hauk) Rafferty - married to one wonderful gal, Esther - 15 Sept 2016 - 24 Oct 1990 -- WWII database

RATCLIFF, Frank T. - 35250754 - memorial in Mt. Moriah, Parke County - buried Manila National Cemetery - Army Tech 5 - KIA - PH

RAYNES, William A. WWII database - "Billy" Raynes - casualty - Linden Ind - Indianapolis Star 22 June 1945 p 5 c1 US Army --

REATH, Charles Ernest son of Elam and Lennie Rush Reath buried Waynetown - US Army #3585679

RICE, Alvin O. - possibly him (but b 1882) however seems rather old to have been in WWII - - thought WWI perhaps but an Alvin Otis Rice's death record says he's Spanish-American ? NEEDS WORK WWII database

RUCHTI, James - I see little Montgomery connection to this young man (he has an obituary in the Crawfordsville Journal Review 22 Dec 1942, I'm guessing perhaps a sister or relation to Ruth Ruchti Legg but not from here only making our newspaper - guess I definitely need to read his obit) . He was a 1st Lt. in the Air Corps born in Cook County Illinois 10 March 1920 and died 5 December 1942 in Tinisua - he is in the 1940 census with his parents Graham & Ruth in Gary and they still lived in Gary at the end of the war when Graham applied for a government tombstone - he was a 1st Lt. of the 15th Bomber Squad. Born 10 March 1920

RUCKEL, Roy Glenn -
born in Kentucky 7 June 1923 - went down with 62 men (none survived) off the coast of

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. - Oak Hill Cemetery 26 Feb 1826 (sic 1926) died 3 April 1945 Sqdn Q BV AAF.

SEARING, Oscar L. - Army 45018555 -- WWII database
SHARP(e), Floyd B.

SHEPHERD, Paul W. --WWII database

SMITH, Eugene M. US Army from Linden Indiana served 7-1-1941 to 1-1-1946. - WWII Veterans Database

SMITH, Kenneth E. 35369639 - ARMY Tec 4 - 2 bronze stars; meritorious unit badge; 984th Signal Co Service from 9-3-1942 - to 12-1-1945

SNIDER, Roy E. - anyone help with this one? - Indianapolis Star p 1 c3 "hometown Crawfordsville" - Roy E. Snider - casualty US Marine - anyone know a thing about this boy :( Sad all there is here

STAFFORD, Frank S. - 35903648 - Army ( WWII Veterans Database - assume the link is the correct man - probably need to read an obituary for sure)

STARK, Richard O. -- from New Market buried Darlington IOOF

STEVENS, John J. -- amyone help with this one? - Indianapolis Star - hometown C'ville 23 July 1944 pt 2 p 35 c1 "Casualty - Army" -- HELP !!


STUART, Charles W. - POW - Army Tec 5 #35350031 from Waynetown - common name hope the same

STUMP, Raymond E. -- 4501855 - US Army - casualty - Indianapolis News 14 June 1945 p 8 c 7 - READ C'ville J-R 12 June 1945 p 1 (France)

SUVERKRUP, Jack M. - Indianapolis Star pt 1 p 7 c 4 - "Casualty Army" 9 July 1944 - READ - C'ville J-R S Sgt in Austria 8 July 1944 p1

SWANK, Forrest Rex - 2 -- Born at Waynetown 9-20-1922 and died at Bougainville, Papua, New Guinea on 11-9-1943. Buried Waynetown

SWITZER, William M 8645683 - Navy from Linden - anyone know anything else on him?

TAYLOR, Maurice - anyone help with him? - 16 Aug 1944 Indianapolis Star - from Crawfordsville US Army casualty p13 c4 -- READ Crawfordsville Journal Review (marr Mary Louise Harshbarger - died in France) 15 Aug 1944 p1 - NOTE: although the link I've given you says he entered from Ohio, I am fairly sure this is the correct one as his middle inital is "L" and he died in July - will read above obit soon to make certain - will also need to determine (so have not added him to the chart (at top of page) until I know more

TILNEY, Gerald K. - KIA France Aug 25, 1944 (thanks Nicki Stillings)

TODD, Charles W. - not positive he belongs to Montgomery but the in.gove WWII Veterans Database says so - Pfc KIA from Montgomery County - Purple Heart KIA 35357974

TODD, Donald K. -- 3509590 - Born New Richmond 7-31-1924 died 8-12-1944 Mortain, France - Tech 5 - 112th Inf with the 28th Division - His father, Frank H. Todd was elected the first commander of the Todd post - PH

TODD, Robert - 20537226 Army Pfc - KIA

TURNER, Robert H. - 35164779 Army - Sgt - KIA - PH


UTTERBACK, Robert Clayton "Bobby" - born 20 August 1923 Crawfordsville died at Honololu - missing 19 March 1945 - KIA - Navy Sailor 1st Class - PH

VanGILDER, Deane Wallace - 15099198 US Army Pvt - KIA - born 1917 in Illinois died Sicilia, Italy 10 July 1943 memorial Greenlawn Cemetery, Darlington Indiana -PH

VICE, Robert R. - 2nd of 10 children - Ladoga Cemetery - AF Maintanence & Supply born 7 Nov 1916 d. 28 March 1953

WARNER, Oliver Leslie 0549147 - US Army - born Montgomery County day after Christmas 1921; died Zionsville Boone County 7 Nov 1921. Graduated from LHS. 2nd Lt. 313 FA Bn. Btry A 80th Inf 3rd Div. Buried Zionsville

WEIR, Leon - KIA Holland, Sept 27, 1944

WHICKER, Richard E.

WILKINSON, Richard L. - 35259717 US Army - TSgt KIA - PH

WILSON, Lawrence E. - help needed

WOOD, Henry Wilbur Jr. - 35712274 US Army - Cpl - KIA

WOOD, Wilbur J. - NOTE: this is the same as above listed as Henry Wilbur Jr.

WRIGHT, Robert E. 2nd Lt. - can anyone help me here?

WRIGHT, Pfc Robert E. - born 2-22-1925 in Crawfordsville to John Thomas and Decema Wilson Wright - enlisted 5-27-1943 died in battle 3-8-1945 in northern Italy. He was a machine gunner and prior to war, worked as a house mover. Buried Oak Hill, Crawfordsville, Indiana - PH

WYNEKOOP, Wayne M. --35563943 - US Army Pvt - KIA - PH

ZACHARY, Norman Newton

ZAIKOVSKY, Charles E. - Indianapolis News, 21 Feb 1945 - "Casualty" Army pt 2 p 11 c4

ZERFACE, Harold - Listed as "Casualty" - US Marines 6 Dec 1942 Indianapolis Star pt 1 p 38 c6 home: Crawfordsville IN


Soldiers Buried here or elsewhere but have a Montgomery Conection - but not serving from Montgomery

ANDERSON, Everett - 1915-1998 married to Frances Handy and lived in Crawfordsville for some time


BAIRD, Raymond Hartford - born 27 November 1917 in Vevay, Switzerland County died 13 Februayr 1994 Crawfordsville. Father: John Mother; Clara - AMM3 US Navy


BAKER, Edgar Gates Stanley -- Born in Petone, Illinois 6-7-1909 to Walter and Hallie (Gates) Baker. He was a graduate of DePau; and the University of Chicago, plus lots of work at other colleges. Married #1 Julie Chapman #2 Loretta Butt. He and Julia had one daughter, Ruth Ann (more?). He passed away at 8:12 p.m. in Culver Hospital, Crawfordsville. He was a Wabash College first a couple of different times, but imagine he entered from Palo Alto, California where he was teaching in 1940. IF he registered from Montgomery County (teaching in 1935, 36 at least at Wabash) then let me know-- well, thought he was buried here, now I can't find him on findagrave. Military from: 28 Aug 1942 - 25 October 1945.


BAZZANI, Fred (love you, pop) -- Dad was born in Universal, Indiana 26 Aug 1920 to Italian immigrants but he loved America like no one else. A graduate of Clinton HS, he was then at the Shades in Montgomery County for service in the CCC where he learned much about medicine. From there on, he joined the service, enlisting at Ft. Benjamin Harrison 14 August 1942 from Vermillion County. His enlistment papers show he was 69" tall and weighed 134 pounds (except when he was in the thrust of the fighting and went down to 121, he weighed 134 pounds all his life. He was a "carpenter's apprentice," but with his training, they put him in the medical corps where he served under Dr. Wendal Weller, who would eventually end-up as his daughter's (me) ENT specialist - boy, were they thrilled to see each other. For some time, he also served as an office fella, typing with the hung/peck system and driving an officer around. In African, Italy and all over, he saw much he wanted to forget, as many did, serving 'til the end of the war. One story I want to say here for posterity. Dad went over on a boat with 366 medic personnel; he was one of the six to return. Also, his mother never believed he'd return and as he sent money home, she used it for his sister's education. That was sad but he also understand. Overall, he was a funny, friendly, helpful, wonderful pop, not perfect but I was a lucky gal to have him. He was a rural mail carrier for 3 decades before a wreck retired him and a carpet layer for about the same time - one of the best in the state, at that. He climbed up from a private to a sgt. in the 151st Evac Hospital unit. He arrived home Christmas day 1945 and was doing to hitch a ride from Ft. Ben to home, and the Clinton bus driver recognized him and took him home free. Buried in Calvary Cemetery next to mom, Kate Smith Bazzani. Gosh, I miss you, Fred Bazzani -- Love you, Dad !!

BRIER, James - WWII - Navy North Africa; Italy; Pacific campaigns

BYRD, Sherman Casteel -- (Dr) -- Army Special Training Corps, Calvary Division - then Merchant Marines and served on a medical trip transporting 600 horses to Poland as part of the Marshall Plan. Graduate of the Michigan State School of Veterinary Medicine. Born in Francesville, Pulaski County, Indiana 25 June 1924 died in Peru, Miami County, Indiana 3 May 2014 and he is buried in Ladoga. Not sure why he is buried in our county, but thought I should include him anyway. Married #1 18 Dec 1946 in Shiawassee County Michigan to Kathryn Telfer. Married #2 Judy Wolfe 18 Feb 1978 in Peru, Miami County.

CALL, Robert E. - I need to check his obituary but the index on the Crawfordsville District Public library (9 Feb 1992) says he was cremated and was a WWII Veteran. His social security death lists him born (place?) 6 March 1920 he passed away 7 March 1992 at Alamo. Odd the library has it indexed 9 Feb of that year. Call was in the US Army (315903024) from 10 Nov 1939 when he enlisted to his release 23 June 1945. -- not real sure where to put him

COFFIN, John Richard --born and buried in Indianapolis but lived in Crawfordsville quite a number of years

Although he was not in the service, he did a great service for the war effort - read further:

CRAWFORD, Ken - passed away 3-20-2018 at age 97. Spent most of his life in Crawfordsville in manufacturing. Married Ginny Coyner the same day he graduated from Purdue with a mech. engineering degree. At Purdue Delta Delta Chapter of Sigma Chi Fraternity. Played baseball there. Spent a lot of time at Wrigley Field. In Brooklyn, NY he designed the fire-control systems for the Iowa Class Battleships in WWII - Ford Instrument Company. Worked at Doubleday, RR Donnelley and Ingress-Plastene. When he developed the application of polyethylene plastic for loose-leaf binders, he founded his own company, Crawford Industries in 1959. Same year Ken inherited from his father-in-law, Dr. AB Coyner, his first race horse, Al-Key. Their 94-acre horse farm is a wonderful place for the breeding, raising, training and racing trotters. They could sit in their porch and watch the trainers, but did much of it themselves, as well. Ken was the World's Fastest Amateur Standardbred Driver in 1988 with horse, Broderick, who achieved the World Record of 1:55.2 in the ONe-mile Trot at the Illinois State Fair. He was sad when wife Ginny passed away after 67 years of bliss. Children: Jean; Ken; Cynthia. I was blessed to spend a couple of hours with him for an Around The County interview a few years ago and so enjoyed talking to him. What a wonderful fella'.

CRIPE, Samuel Bert - born 9 January 1927 Cedar Rapids, Linn County, Iowa. Died: 13 Feb 2015 Lafayette, Tippecanoe County, Indiana. Lived in Crawfordsville. US Navy in WWII and Korean War - Bachelor's from PU. Mechanical Engineer and worked for years at Midstates Wire.

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DALY, Frederick "Cy" - US Marine Corps - according to Crawfordsville District Public Library database he served in WWII born. Born: 6-22-1923 and died 27 Oct 2009 - wife, Evelyn


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GILLOGLY, Milton Lee "Bill"-- Source: Crawfordsville Journal Review 9-19-2000 -- M ilton "Bill" Gillogly, 79 ,Waynetown died at 6:45 p.m Sunday at Danville, Ill VA Hospital. Mr. Gillogly was a retired forklift driver for RR Donnelley & Sons. He was born June 15, 1921 at Villa Gove, ill to Orville Bain and Vada Ethel Smith Gillogy. He married Miriam E. Cramer at Waynetown on March 3, 1946. She died Oct 27, 1995. He served in the Army during WWII. He graduated from Green Township HS Parke County. His memberships included American Legion, Waynetown United Methodist Church and Tri Mu Sunday school class. Survivors include a son, Robert, Thorntown; two daughters, Rebecca Sue Bowman, Crawfordsville, Cheryl Lynn Crip0e, Marietta, Ga; one brother, Robert, Roachdale and three grandchildren. A daughter (Linda Kay died May 1949 "shortly after birth") is deceased. Funeral services are 10 a.m. Thursday at Shoemaker Funeral Home, Waynetown with Rev. David Low officiating. Burial is in Waynetown Masonic Cemetery with military graveside rites. Friends may call 5-8 p.m. Wednesday. Memorials may be made to Danville VA Center, 1900 E Main Street, Danville, Ill 61832. - Also a MIA lisitng in the Indianapolis Times (Judson his hometown so he evidently signed-in from Parke County) 15 May 1945 p 3 c8 - US Army

GIVAN, Clarence Donald - Crawfordsville Journal Review Nov 7, 2001 -- Clarence DOnald Givan, 80, Crawfordsville died 5:27 a.m. Tuesday in Lane House Nursing Care. Mr. Givan was a Navy officer, retiring in 1962 after serving for more than 20 years, and also performed civil service work as a puchasing agent retiring in 1966. He served in WWII and the Korean War. He was the last known Pearl Harbor survior in Montgomery County. His memberships included Clayton, Ind Baptist Church 50-plus years in Belleville Masonic Lodge 65 Fleet Reserve, Retired Officer's Association, Pearl Harbor Survivor Association, American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars. He was a 1938 Clayton HS graduate and 1941 Indiana Business College graduate. He was born Aug 22, 1921 at Clayton to George Merrill and Iva Ruth Patrick Givan. He married Della Staker Dec 27, 1944 in California. She survives. Also surviving are son, Don M, Crawfordsville; daughter, Sharon Richardon, Norfolk, Va; brother, Kenneth, Danville, Ind; six grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Funeral services are for 2 p.m Friday Shoemaker Funeral Home with Rev. Jim Faye officiating. Burial with military rites will be in Waynetown Masonic Cemetery. Friends may call two hours prior to service in the funeral home. Masonic rites will be performed 1:15 p.m. Friday in the funeral home - photo in obit

GROCE, Harry Guy - served in WWII - was born in Fountain County August 2., 1924 to Benjamin H (age 35 born Clinton Co KY) and wife Flora Smith (same and both 35 years old) - he was their sixth child and he was born in Cain Twp, at 3:05 in the afternoon - physician Emergy Bounell, Hillsborobut lived in Waynetown most of his life - not 100% sure as to which county he served from but imagine Fountain

GROSS, William Paul -- US Army - born 4 Sept 1921 in Warren County, Indiana and died 21 June 2009 in Lafayette. He lived at 1715 Lebanon Road in Crawfordsville at his death - His wife was Alice Endicott and he was a salesman at a Retail Men's Clothing store. He passed away June 21, 2009 at 8:02 in the morning. Cremated. He served from Tippecanoe County enlisting 7 January 1943as a Pvt. He was 69" tall and weighed 142 pounds

GULLEY, Ralph Wayne - he is listed in the CDPL database with an index to his obituary in the Crawfordsville Journal Review 9 April 2015 p A2, but not sure if they ever lived in Montgomery County - tend to think not but definitely lived in Fountain.

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HUGHES, Donald A. buried Arcadia Cemetery, Hamilton Co IN born 8 Jan 1917 died 7 Aug 1978 WWI Sgt US Army - went from Fountain, lived quite some year in Crawfordsville

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IRWIN, Luther - MIA

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