Steuben County Men Who Died in WWII

Submitted By: Jean Ann Childers

Sources for the information included in this list:

  • Angola American Legion Post No. 31
  • 1955 History of Steuben County, Indiana
  • Cemeteries of Steuben County, Indiana
  • Steuben-Republican Newspaper, 29 April 2000, page 1C

Branch of Service
Death Information
Anspaugh, George
24 S2/C Navy Died in Battle of Java Sea 1942
Barnes, Dan 21 Lt. U.S. Army Air Corps.  Killed in action over Rumania, 1944
Brand, Aaron 22 T/5 U.S. Army Quartermaster Killed in action in France 14 Jan 1945
Coe, Delbert
Pvt. U.S. Army Died at Lake Luzon 1944
Coe, Delbert L. 22 Pfc. U.S. Army Killed in action on Luzon, Philippines, 29 Apr 1945
Coe, James R. 24 Pvt. U.S. Army Killed 17 Jul 1944 in France
Coney, Dale 22 Pvt. U.S. Army Killed 4 Feb 1944 in Italy
Crampton, Herbert Ned
Pvt. U.S. Army Killed 10 Aug 1944 in France
Davidson, Raymond 21 Pfc. U.S. Army Killed in action in Germany 22 Feb 1945
Enfield, Nyal
Pvt. U.S. Marine Corps. Died in Okinawa, Japan, 1945
Fee, Franklin D. 19 Pfc. U.S. Marine Corps.  Killed in action on Iwo Jima 27 Feb 1945.
Fuller, Robert

U.S. Navy
Listed as MIA, and later KIA; Served in the Pacific US Navy and Submarine Service
Greenfield, Darwin D.
20 Pfc. U.S. Army Died 3 Dec 1944 in action in Germany
Haines, Louis G.  21 Pvt U.S. Engineer’s Corps.  Killed 19 Oct 1943 in Italy
Heyman, Duer 25 Staff Sgt. U.S. Army Air Corps.  Killed 18 Dec 1942 in a plane crash in Africa.
Howe, Jack D.
Cpl. U.S. Army Air Corps.  Died in a plane crash in 1945
Hutchins, Kenneth 22 Cpl. U.S. Army Killed 28 Dec 1942 in action in Buna Sector, New Guinea. 
Kratz, Henry F. 26 Lt. U.S. Army Died 14 May 1945 in England
Lepley, Robert Udell 29 Pfc. U.S. Army Killed in action on Luzon, Philippines, 15 Feb 1945
Massey, Howard

U.S. Army
Killed January 9, 1945 on the Brazil Maru in Formosa by American fire while a POW
McClain, James
Lt. U.S. Army Air Corps.  Died in Africa,13 June 1945
McNaughton, Robert 21 Cpl. U.S. Army Died when his troop transport was sunk in the Mediterranean, 27 Nov 1943
Michael, Harvey
Chief Warrant Officer U.S. Army Air Corps.  Died at Percy Hosp., Battle Creek, MI in 1946
Miller, Richard Lee 18 S1/C U.S. Navy Lost on the destroyer Meredith on Save Islands, Oct 1942. Note: The cemetery book has that he died 16 Oct 1943, but the newspaper shows 1942.
Miller, Ralph
Pvt. U.S. Army Killed 30 May 1944 in Italy
Mobley, Charles
Pfc. U.S. Army.  Killed in action in France 14 Jan 1945.
Mote, Harry
Pfc. U.S. Army Killed in action 9 Oct 1944, in France.
Northern, Charles G. 20 Pfc. U.S. Marine Corps. Killed on Guadalconal, 26 Oct 1942
Painter, Henry Wade 23 Pvt. U.S. Army Died 29 May 1944 in England of a heart attack. 
Parks, Curtis 25 Pvt. U.S. Army Killed in action in Germany 20 Nov 1944.
Parks, Fred Francis 24 Capt. U.S. Marine Corps.  Killed plane crash at Goleta, Calif., on 18 Sep 1942.
Parsell, Stanley G. 20 Lt. U.S. Army Air Corps. Killed 24 Sep 1944 in Ardmore, Okla.
Rowlison, Justus  21 Pvt. U.S. Army Tank Destroyer Battalion, U.S. Army.  Killed 2 Dec 1943 in a truck crash at Camp Hood, Texas. 
Schaffer, Pat Curtis
rank unknown
date of death unknown
Sharp, Leland L.
Killed in action 28 Dec 1942 in New Guinea. He was awarded the silver star.
Sharpless, Jack
Pvt. First Class U.S. Army Killed 2 May 1943 in Alaska
Sindell, Corwin 25 Sgt. U.S. Army Ordinance Co.  Died Army Hosp. Luzon, Philippines 21 Apr 1945
Sines, Leo Jr.

U.S. Navy Died of gout in a military hospital, 1944
Stoy, Roland 26 Lt. U.S. Army Killed in action 17 Jul 1944 in France
Strait, Byron D. 21 Pfc. U.S. Army Died 16 Apr 1945 in the Army Hospital in France of pneumonia.
Straw, Donald
22 Pfc. U.S. Army Killed 3 Apr 1943 in North Africa
Wahoum, Alvin
Pvt. U.S. Army Killed in action on Italian front 16 Oct 1944
Walsh, Richard   

Listed as missing on 4 Jan 1945 in the Battle of the Bulge. (Source: 1955 History; The cemetery book indicates there is a marker in Flint Cem. for him.) 
Wheaton, Rendell L. 22 Pvt. First Class U. S. Army Killed in action 26 Feb 1944 in Italy. Awarded the silver star. 
White, Myron Donald 27 Pvt. U.S. Army Killed 5 Dec 1942 in Buna-Gona area of New Guinea

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