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WWII U.S. Army Deaths

NARA Records



I received the following note from Mitzi Calbreath - I was at the National Archives to research WWII Deaths and extracted these lists which I thought you might like to share with other researchers. The list includes only members of the U.S. Army. When asked about the other service organizations, Mitzi indicated that the lists for the U.S. Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard contained the names of individuals from all over the state rather than being broken down by county as these were. To find additional Illinois WWII Casualties (Navy, Marine Corps, & Coast Guard, go to the following link:

The list includes the serviceman's name, serial number, his rank and a code. Translation of the codes is as follows: DNB - Died in Line of Duty, non-battle
DOI - Died of Injuries
DOW - Died of Wounds
FOD - Finding Of Death
KIA - Killed In Action during battle
M - Missing

Our thanks so much to Mitzi Calbreath for obtaining and sharing these lists with our researchers.
Name Serial Number Rank Code
BUELTER, Edwin 01313691 2LT KIA
COLLINS, William H. 36443527 TEC5 DNB
DIERKS, Ernest G. 36902639 PVT KIA
DOYEN, Heinard H. 36902626 PVT KIA
GEBHARDS, Harry 36052118 PFC KIA
GOANS, Calvin E. 20620604 PVT KIA
GUM, Robert C. 36432948 TEC4 DOW
JANSSEN, Henry B. 36690669 PFC KIA
JOHNSON, Howard V. 01057776 2LT KIA
MONTGOMERY, Walter B. 36050156 PFC KIA
PEDIGO, Richard J. 36052171 PFC KIA
RAIKES, Benjamin J. 20620684 CPL KIA
SHORT, Robert C. 36687933 SGT KIA
WALKUP, Charles R. 36484765 PVT KIA