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SCHUYLKILL COUNTY'S HERO DEAD OF WORLD WAR II

Pottsville Republican

Saturday Evening, November 10, 1945

“On this occasion of the anniversary of Armistice Day of World War I, the Republican presents a shocking list of county boys who gave their lives to their country in World War II.

There are 963 of them.It indicates the great part Schuylkill Co. played in the winning of these two wars, across the Atlantic and across the Pacific.

While every effort has been made to make the list complete, there is no thought that it is so.

We undoubtedly have missed many young heroes who gave their lives.We would greatly appreciate such names in order to make this unusual historical record complete.

These boys our Nation honors.These boys their home neighborhoods mourn.Their names are entered on the scrolls of the Nation's List of Honored Dead.

All America salutes them.”



Photos of World War II Dead of Schuylkill Haven

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ADAMS, PFC. DAVID L., Tower City, son of Henry and Emma Adams, died Apr. 26, 1945 of wounds received on Okinawa.

ADAMONIS, PFC. JOSEPH, Marlin, killed in France, June 23, 1944.

ADAMS, PVT. HARRY L., son of Mrs. Earl and the late Earl Adams, Orwin and husband of the former Faye Saliday, Tower City, killed in action in France on June 6, 1944.

ADAMS, HOWARD D., of Tower City, son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Adams, killed in Italy, April 15, 1945.

AFTUCK, PFC. ANTHONY, 26, Shenandoah, son of Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Aftuck, lost when U.S. submarine sank Jap transporting prisoners, Oct. 24, 1944.

ALISAUCKAS, SHIP'S COOK JOHN, U.S. Navy, son of Mrs. Catherine and late Stanley Alisauckas, 227 Fourth St., Minersville.Word received Oct. 27, 1943, that he was killed in action and buried at sea.

ALLEN, PVT. HUBBARD, JR., son of Mr. and Mrs. Hubbard Allen, Tamaqua, killed in action in France, Oct. 9, 1944.

AMALAVAGE, 2/LT ROBERT, 21 son of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Amalavage, Tower City, drowned swimming at Camp Pickett, Va., Aug. 6, 1943.

ANSBACH, PFC. NEVIN, husband of Shirley Mensinger Nevin, Nuremberg, killed in action in France, Aug 4th, 1944.

ANCHORSTAR, PFC. GUSTAVE, Schuylkill Haven, son of Mr. and Mrs. Milton Anchorstar, died in Nazi prison, Mar. 30, 1945, where he was interned since Dec. 21, 1944.

ANDRESCAVAGE, S/SGT. JOS. S., son of Mrs. Andrew Andrescavage, 100 Schuylkill Ave., Shenandoah Heights, killed in action over China, Aug. 7, 1944.

ANDREWS, PVT. DONALD E., son of Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Andrews, 118 W. Arch St., Frackville, killed in action on Los Negros Island, March 23, 1944.

ANDRUSCAVAGE, T/5 FRANK, 32, Maizeville, son of Mrs. Catherine Andruscavage, killed on Luzon, June 8, 1945.

ANDREWS, PVT. GEORGE, son of Steve Andrews, 421 S. Middle St., Frackville, killed in action in France. Word received Sept. 2, 1944.

ANCHARSKI, PVT. JOHN, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Ancharski, Kelayres, died March 26, 1944.

ANTONUCCI, PVT. FRANK, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Antonucci, Sr., Centre St., Kelayres, killed in action in France, July 18, 1944.

ASHMAN, PVT. CHARLES, of Pottsville, son of Mr. and Mrs. HENRY Ashman, declared dead by drowning. Had been missing in Germany since May 21, 1945.

ATKINS, T/5 LEVI, Frackville, son of Morris and the late Mary Atkins, killed in Germany, April 18, 1945.

AUNGST, S/SGT. WILLARD, son of Mr. and Mrs. James Aungst, Pinegrove R.D.1, killed in action in France on June 6, 1944.

AVINO, T/4 TOBEA, husband of former Marion Hoffman, Coaldale, killed in action in France on Aug. 20, 1944.

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BAILEY, PAUL G., of Hometown, son of Florence and late Geo. Bailey, Hamburg, who had lived with Mr. and Mrs. C.W. Grove, Hometown, killed in crash of training blimp at Lakehurst, N. J., May 16, 1944.

BALL, PVT. WM., JR., son of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Ball, Benton, Pa., formerly of St. Clair, died in Italy on May 25, 1944.

BALTASCAVAGE, SGT. JOSEPH G., 26, Shenandoah, killed in action in bomber crash in New Guinea, Nov. 27, 1942.Word received March 25, 1943.Purple Heart awarded to mother.

BANCHAK, PVT. WALTER, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Banchak, Coaldale, killed in action in France on June 6, 1944.

BANKES, T/SGT. EDWARD A., son of Lloyd L. Bankes, 113 ½ East Market St., Mahanoy City, died in hospital at Fort Benjamin Harrison, Ind., June 19, 1943.

BANNING, S/SGT. STANLEY, 45, Lavelle, son of late Mrs. Amelia Banning, fatally injured in auto collision at Denver, Col., June 6, 1945.

BARBETTA, SEAMAN 2/C ALPHONSE, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jas. Barbetta, City Line, Mauch Chunk St., Pottsville, and husband of the former Angeline Ferraro, 393 Hotel St., Pottsville, killed in action.Word received June 16, 1944.

BARLOW, PVT. WALTER C., son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Barlow, 327 E. Lloyd St., Shenandoah, killed in action in France on June 6, 1944.

BARONE, SGT. FRANK, son of Mr. and Mrs. Cyril Acomfra, formerly of Mahanoy City, of Baltimore, Md., killed in France, July 30, 1944.

BARRONE, T/5 GEORGE F., of Seek, son of Mr. and Mrs. George Zeigler, killed in action in Luxembourg, January 18, 1945.

BARTUSH, PVT. EDWARD, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ignatz Bartush, Middleport; killed in action in Italy on Oct. 1, 1944.

BASSININSKY, PVT. PETER, of Llewellyn, aged 18, son of Andrew and Kathryn Bassininsky, Llewellyn, killed in action in France, February 6, 1945.

BEES, PFC. GEORGE W., brother of Mrs. Samuel Thomas, 409 W. Coal St., Shenandoah, killed at Guadalcanal.Word received Nov. 23, 1942.

BEHNEY, CPL. ADAM, 29, husband of Mrs. Parthenia (Schneck) Behney, Pinegrove, killed in action in Germany, November 27, 1944.

BEHNEY, PVT. LEONARD E., 25, Pinegrove, killed in Germany, April 1, 1945. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Orton Behney.

BELL, PVT. WM. J. SR., Wheeling, w. Va., husband of Mary Louise Minger, Pottsville, died at Camp Campbell, Ky., on June 16, 1943.

BENCOSKY, PFC. EDWARD F., son of Mrs. Genevieve and the late Frank Bencosky, Lambert St., New Philadelphia, killed in action in France on July 7, 1944.

BENKEL, CPL. JOSEPH V., son of Mrs. Eva Benkel, 14 Broad St., Aront's Add., died by drowning at Shrewsbury, England, April 20, 1944.

BENO, PVT. JOHN, 38, son of Mrs. Elizabeth Beno, 232 Wallace St., Pottsville, died in a hospital in Italy, Dec. 23, 1944.Was with the Medical Corps.

BENSINGER, PFC. HOWARD, son of Mr. and Mrs. Heber Bensinger, Frackville, and husband of the former Catherine Moll, Girardville, killed in action in France on July 12, 1944.

BENSINGER, PVT. THOMAS F., husband of Mrs. Elizabeth Bensinger, Tamaqua, killed in action in Holland, after having previously been reported missing, October 19, 1944.

BERG, PFC. WM., son of Mathias Berg, Ashland R.D., killed in action in France, Aug. 9, 1944.

BERGER, PFC. DONALD, son of Mr. and Mrs. Warren Berger, 240 N. Berne St., Schuylkill Haven, killed in action in Sicily, July 16, 1943.

BERGER, PFC. DELBERT, son of Mrs. Berger, Cressona, killed in action in France, July 12, 1944.

BERGER, PFC. ROBERT, Auburn, son of Mrs. Nora Berger, previously reported missing in Italy, February 9, 1944, now listed as dead.

BERGER, SGT. PAUL F., Frackville, listed as dead Sept. 28, 1945, after being missing in action over Germany since Mar. 24, 1945.Son of Mrs. Carrie Berger, 424 W. Spring St.

BERK, S 1/C CARL, Tamaqua, R.D., son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry A. Berk, and husband of Arline Berk, aged 23, died of wounds in the Pacific; formerly reported seriously wounded. Word received on March 31, 1945.

BERND, CAPT. PETER PAUL, Pottsville, killed when Jap ship loaded with American prisoners was sunk by U.S. submarine in Pacific, Oct. 24, 1944. Son of Mrs. Salome English, Lebanon, husband of Dorothy English, Donaldson.

BERNHARDT, PFC. PAUL, son of Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Bernhardt, of 106 Swatara Road, Shenandoah Heights, killed in France on August 9, 1944.

BERWICK, SGT. WM. G., son of David Berwick, 114 E. Market St., Mahanoy City, killed in accident at Alamagordo, N.M., April 13, 1943.

BETACK, SGT. MICHAEL, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Betack, Cressona R.D., killed in action in South Pacific in July 1944.

BIALEK, PVT. LEON, husband of Mrs. Larue Pelton Bialek, 321 Pine St., Mahanoy City, killed in action in France, November 12, 1944.

BIDDLE, PVT. ROBERT JR., son of Dr. and Mrs. Robert Biddle , Pottsville, died in Japanese prison camp, June 1945.

BILLMAN, PFC. GEORGE, Tamaqua, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Billman, killed on Luzon, Feb. 17, 1945. Member of paratroop unit.

BILUNAS, S 2/C JOSEPH V., of Minersville, son of Mrs. Mary Bilunas, 401 St. Francis St., died at the Naval Hospital, Norfolk, Va., January 22, 1945, of injuries.

BITTNER, CPL. CARROLL V., Tamaqua, R.D., husband of the former Louise M. Morgan, Weatherly, R.I., killed on Mindanao, March 9, 1945.

BIXLER, ALLAN HUGH, 20, Pottsville, killed on destroyer in Pacific. No date given. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Darwin Bixler, Sr., Pottsville.Word received May, 1945.

BIXLER, PVT. BRUCE E., Valley View, 19, son of Mr. and Mrs. Gurney Bixler, killed in European area Dec. 25, 1944.Previously reported missing on that date.

BLACK, SGT. THOMAS JR., of Owl Creek Valley, son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Black, Sr., killed in Belgium, December 28, 1944.

BLACKWELL, SGT. WILLIAM, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Blackwell, 118 E. Pine St., Mahanoy City, killed in action in France on July 27, 1944.

BLEILER, LT. LANCE, Williamstown, son of Mrs. Mary Bleiler, killed January 1, 1945, in Belgium.

BODNAR, PFC. PETER, St. Clair, son of Peter Bodnar, Sr., N. Mill St., killed in Belgium, January 5, 1945.

BOGDEN, S/SGT. FELIX, brother of Mrs. Mary Salukas and Joseph Bogden, Shenandoah, died in Jap prison camp, May 12, 1943.

BOGDON, PVT. WM., brother of Frank Bogdon, Mahanoy City, accidentally killed by bullet, Jan. 29, 1943.

BOKAN, S/SGT. JOHN R., son of late John and Tillie Bokan, 519 S. Third St., Minersville, died of wounds in Aleutians.

BOLISH, S 1/C THOMAS, Mahanoy City, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Bolish, killed in action in Pacific. Word received June 18, 1945.

BOLTZ, DARWIN B., FIREMAN 1/C, son of Mr. and Mrs. H.S. Boltz, Pinegrove, killed in action in June 1944.

BOYCHALK, SEAMAN THOS. W., son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Boychalk, Primrose, killed in naval action, August 24, 1942.Was in submarine service.

BONES, F 1/C ROBERT E., Delano, lost in the sinking of the submarine “Escolar”.

BONER, PFC. FRANCIS J., son of Mrs. Mary Boner, 210 High St., Frackville, killed in action on June 8, 1944, in France.

BONNER, PVT. DANIEL J., son of Mr. and Mrs. Peter N. Bonner, Coaldale, missing in Italy since March 26, 1944.Officially declared dead.

BOYER, PVT. ARLAN, aged 20, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Boyer, Jefferson, killed in action in Germany on February 8, 1945.

BOYER, HIRAM ROBERT, Aviation Radioman 3/C, son of Mr. and Mrs. Howard J. Boyer, 335 Walnut St., Ashland, reported missing in a mid-air explosion of a plane at sea, September 26, 1944, now reported dead.Word received February23, 1945.

BONCHALK, PVT. ANTHONY, son of the late Stephen and Sophie Bonchalk, Forrestville, killed in France, Sept. 20, 1944.

BORCHERS, S/SGT. FRED C., of Cressona, husband of the former Mildred Herner, Cressona, and son of Mr. and Mrs. William F. Borchers, Pottsville, killed in action in Germany, March 18, 1945.

BOTT, PFC. LOUIS, of Nuremberg, aged 35, killed in action in France, Sept. 17, 1944.

BOYER, HIRAM, son of Mr. and Mrs. Howard J. Boyer, 335 Walnut St., Ashland, died in plane explosion at sea, Sept. 26, 1944.

BOYER, S 1/C KENNETH L., St. Clair, presumed dead, after previously reported missing May 28, 1945, when ship was sunk by Jap suicide planes.Son of Mr. and Mrs. Aaron Boyer, and husband of the former Grace Childs, Port Carbon.Father of four children.

BOYER, PFC. WILLIAM, son of Mrs. Carrie Boyer, 1405 Walnut St., Ashland, formerly of Muir, and husband of Mrs. June Miller Moyer, Valley View, missing since April 20, 1944. Officially declared dead May 20, 1944.

BOYLE, CPL. WILLIAM F., Mahanoy City, brother of Mrs. Betty Stasak, Pine St., died in Mitchell Field, N.Y., Hospital, January 15, 1945.

BRADLEY, CPL. JOSEPH D., JR., Pottsville, son of Joseph D. Bradley, formerly of Orwigsburg, killed in action on Okinawa, May 19, 1945.

BRANZ, S/SGT. LAWRENCE, son of Mrs. Emma Branz, Pottsville, reported missing in action in Italy. Declared dead May 1944.

BRASSINGTON, T/SGT. THEODORE, Tower City, son of Mr. and Mrs. William Brassington, lost when U.S. submarine sank Jap ship moving American prisoners, Oct. 24, 1944.

BRENNAN, LT. EDMUND “TED”, son of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Brennan, Branchdale, previously reported missing in action over Germany, reported to have been killed in action on April 12, 1944.Information revealed by German Govt. through International Red Cross.

BRENNAN, PVT. JOSEPH, formerly of Tremont, later of New York, reported missing in action in Philippines, was officially reported dead in June 1944. Word received by his brother, Edward, New York.

BRENNAN, PFC. RAYMOND R., 24, of Minersville, killed in train wreck, Aug. 9, 1945, at Michigan, N.D., while enroute from Georgia to Washington State. Son of Mrs. Dorothy and the late James Brennan, Minersville.

BRESSLER, PFC. RAYMOND ,Donaldson, son of Mrs. Anna Bressler, Donaldson, killed April 2, 1944 in Burma.

BRIGADE, SGT. HAROLD, Pottsville, 23 years of age, son of Charles and the late Charlotte Brigade, 215 N. Fourth St., and the husband of Marion Potticher, previously reported as missing in action on January 8, 1945, died on that date in Belgium.

BRIGGS, PFC. DONALD, son of Mr. and Mrs. Elby Briggs, of Pattersonville, killed in action in France, Sept. 10, 1944.

BRILL, SEAMAN 2/C WILBUR, Mahanoy City, died in U.S. Naval Hospital, Great Lakes, Ill., December 12, 1943.

BRINICH, PFC. JOHN A., husband of Mrs. Lillie A. Brinich, Willow Lake, died of wounds received in action in North Africa, April 25, 1943.

BROCKER, SGT. JOHN A., son of Mr. and Mrs. John Brocker, 237 E. Mahanoy St., Mahanoy City, killed in airplane crash in North American area, Yukon territory, on Oct. 16, 1943.

BROCKHOFF, SGT. HARRY, of Mechanicsville, 27, son of Henry Brockhoff, Pottsville St., and husband of the former Doris Picton, Pottsville, killed in action in Germany, February 20, 1945.

BROWN, SEAMAN KENNETH, 31, son of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Brown, N. 4th St., Cressona, fatally hurt in naval action.

BROWN, PVT. MELVIN G., Phila., formerly of Minersville, son of Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Brown, died of malaria in Philippines, May 17, 1942.

BROWN, SGT. STANLEY A., 27, son of Mr. and Mrs. Irvin Brown, Paradise, Pinegrove R.D. 2, who was seriously wounded in action in France on November 13, 1944, died of his wounds November 15, 1944.

BRUTCH, PVT. JOHN (BRUCE), son of Mrs. Anna Brutch, 26 South B. St., Mahanoy City, killed in Denver, Colo.

BUDDELL, PFC. CHARLES E., (NED), son of Margaret Fredericks and late Hooper Buddell, Reading. Nephew of Evelyn Buddell, 1108 W. Norwegian St., Pottsville, fatally hurt in Calif., Aug. 5, 1943.

BUDROW, PVT. JOHN, son of Mrs. Helen Budrow, Mahanoy City, killed in action, July 29, 1944.

BUEHLER, S/SGT. CHARLES J., son of Mrs. Catherine Buehler, 1802 W. Market St., Pottsville, killed in action on bombing mission over France, Jan. 27, 1944.

BURKE, PFC. WM., son of Mrs. Ida Roth, 414 Front St., Pottsville, killed in action in France, August 13, 1944.

BURNS, SGT. EDWARD M., son of Patrick Burns, 572 E. Lloyd St., Shenandoah, died in North Africa, March 29, 1943.

BURNS, JOHN E., formerly of Pottsville, had been living in Wilkes-Barre, nephew of Mrs. Margaret Mauger, 906 W. Norwegian St., killed at Pearl Harbor.

BURNS, PVT. LEO P., husband of Mrs. Elizabeth Burns, Morea, and son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Burns, Reading, formerly of Frackville, killed in action in Germany on September 17, 1944, after previously being reported missing on that date.

BURSHEFSKY, PFC. JOHN M., Mahanoy City, grandson of Mrs. Catherine Pawlosky, killed in action on Leyte, December 12, 1944.

BUTTS, S/SGT. EDWARD J., 20, son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Butts, 259 Fifth St., Coaldale, killed in North Africa, February 2, 1943.

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CAMPBELL, Lt. WILLIAM A., son of Mr. and Mrs. W.C. Campbell, Gilberton, killed in airplane accident at Sioux City, IA., January 2, 1944.

CANDEE, PVT. JOHN J., Pottsville, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Candee, 308 Fairview St., and husband of Emily Hartman Candee, died of wounds received in Belgium on December 21, 1944.

CANTWELL, PFC. JAMES J., of Jonestown, son of Mr. and Mrs. James Cantwell, Sr., died of wounds in Belgium, January 1, 1945.

CANTWELL, S/SGT. JOHN J., son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Cantwell, 24 Pike St., Port Carbon, killed in action in France, July 4, 1944.

CARDUFF, PVT. JOSEPH J., son of Mrs. Catherine Carduff, of Connerton, killed in action in Germany, Sept. 22, 1944.

CARL, S/SGT CLAIR I., Reinerton, son of Mrs. Edna Carl, formerly reported missing in action over Germany, now reported to have been killed on September 12, 1944.

CARL, PVT. HAROLD, son of Mrs. Rose and late Morris Carl, Auburn, electrocuted when flag fell across wire at Washington, D.C., June 14, 1943.

CARLIN, PVT. JOHN, 24, son of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Carlin, 139 E. Ruddle St., missing in Italy since November 6, 1943.Officially listed as dead January 6, 1944.

CARNEY, LT. (J.G.) HAROLD, Tamaqua, assistant coach at Tamaqua High School, died of heart attack at Chapel Hill, N.C.

CARR, PVT. JAMES, Locust Gap, killed in action in Mediterranean area, according to word received April 19, 1944.

CARROLL, S/SGT. JAMES F., son of the late James F. Carroll and Mary McGrath Carroll, Tremont, killed in action in Italy on Oct. 3, 1944.

CARTWRIGHT, PVT. HAROLD E., 21, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Cartwright, 422 Wheeler St., Pottsville, killed in crash of army truck in Nashua River, near Ayer, Miss., on July 23, 1943.

CARUSELLO, SGT. LOUIS, son of Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas C. Carusella (sic), missing in action over Germany since April 29, 1944.Officially declared dead June, 1944.

CASEY, PFC. THOMAS D., Ashland, son of Mrs. Mary and the late Thomas Casey, killed in Belgium, December 25, 1944.

CASPER, S/SGT ALBERT, Shenandoah.

CECI, PFC. THOS. AUGUST, JR., Coaldale, killed at Fort Knox, Ky., June 11, 1943.

CEMPA, PFC. FRANK, brother of Mrs. Daniel O'Brien, Coaldale, formerly of Lansford, killed in action in France on June 14, 1944.

CHALKAN, S/SGT. MICHAEL, of Mahanoy City, son of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Chalkan, Sr., 310 W. Railroad St., killed in action December 23, 1944, in European area.

CHAPMAN, PVT. EDWARD B., Tremont, 36, son of Mrs. Dora Chapman, previously reported missing in Germany, February 16, 1945, now listed as killed on that date. Husband of Mrs. Grace Chapman.

CHAROWSKY, NICHOLAS, son of Mrs. Mary Charowsky, Forestville, killed on maneuvers at Fort Benning, Ga., August, 1943.

CHATTIN, PFC. ROBERT, son of Mrs. Eva and the late John Chattin, 502 Fairview St., killed in action, Sept. 16, 1944.

CHECKAN, PVT. GEORGE, son of Mrs. Mary Checkan, 340 North St., Pottsville, killed in action in France, July 17, 1944.

CHERRY, CPL. ANTHONY A., 21, Darkwater, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Cherry, previously reported missing, killed in action in Germany, September 13, 1944.

CHICERSKI, PVT. NICHOLAS, JR., son of Nicholas Chicerski, 1960 Walnut St., Ashland, died of auto injuries sustained at Staten Island, N.Y., August 30, 1942.

CHIGINSKY, PFC. ALPHONSUS, 19, Mahanoy City, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Chiginsky, killed in action, February 26, 1945, on Iwo Jima.

CHOLKA, S 2/C JOSEPH A., St. Clair, son of Mrs. Susan Cholka, drowned in motor launch collision, Aug. 22, 1945.

CHRIN, PVT. STEPHEN, 9, Frackville, son of Mrs. Tessie Sinitsky; killed Mar. 29, 1945 in Germany.

CIORLI, PFC. DOMINIC, 30, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Ciorli, of Hunter St., Tamaqua, killed in action in France, November 26, 1944.

CIVATARESE, PFC. LOUIS, son of Mrs. Mary Civatarese, Jonestown, killed in France, July 15, 1944.

CLAUSER, Lt. LEONARD N., son of Mrs. Esther Clauser, formerly of Branchdale, later of Millbourne, killed in action over Austria, Aug. 22, 1944.

COLAN, T/SGT. ROBERT T., son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Colan, Sr., 114 Tuscarora St., Palo Alto, killed in plane crash in Latin America on April 23, 1943.

COLEMAN, SGT. CHARLES J., Fountain, killed in test flight from Chatham Field, Ga., February 20, 1944.

COLNA, PVT. ELMER, St. Clair, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Colna, Price St., drowned November 26, 1944.Previously wounded August 3, 1944.

COLNA, PVT. JOHN A., son of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Colna, 136 S. Third St., St. Clair, died of wounds received in action in North Africa, May 8, 1943.

COMAC, PETER, son of Mr. and Mrs. Max Comac, Altamont Blvd., Frackville, a member of the Air Forces, reported missing in action in raid over Germany, August 7, 1943. On November 17, 1943, officially listed as killed in action.

COMINSKY, PVT. JOSEPH, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Cominsky, 334 Main St., Gilberton, died in Italy on June 19, 1944.

COMPTON, CPL. GEORGE W., JR., son of Mr. and Mrs. George W. Compton, 206 W. Mt. Vernon St., Shenandoah.Word received killed in Guadalcanal, October 27, 1942.

CONNELLY, 2/LT. EDWARD, son of Mr. and Mrs. James V. Connelly, Kimber St., New Philadelphia, killed in action in France on July 10, 1944.

CONRAD, G. M. 2/C EDWARD, R., Mahanoy City, son of Mrs. Helen and the late Ralph Conrad, reported dead on Aug. 1, 1945, his ship having been sunk off Okinawa, June 16, 1945.

CONVILLE, Pvt. JEROME J., of Pine Knot, son of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Conville, killed in action January 15, 1945, at Luxembourg.

CONWAY, THE REV. ANTHONY J., of Lost Creek, chaplain in the Marine Corps, killed in action on Guam, July 21, 1944.

COOMBE, LT. THOMAS, son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Coombe, Jr., Grier City, killed en route to Kumming, China, May 25, 1944.

COONEY, PFC. JOSEPH J., of Lower Shaft, husband of Mrs. Helen Cooney, killed December 5, 1944, in Germany.

CORRELL, PFC. CHARLES, Orwigsburg, 21, son of Mrs. Sadie Correll, died of wounds in Germany. December 3, 1944, one day after being wounded.

CORRIGAN, PVT. JOHN, son of Mrs. Josephine and the late Thos. Corrigan, of Ashland, later of Holyoke, Mass., killed in action in France, Aug. 25, 1944.

CORRIGAN, SGT. THOMAS, son of Mrs. Mary Corrigan, Connerton, killed in action in Africa, April 23, 1943.

COYLE, 1/SGT. JOSEPH, 28, St. Clair, son of Mr. and Mrs. Matt Coyle, St. Clair, formerly of East Mines, killed over French IndoChina, April 28, 1945.

COYLE, S 1/C JOSEPH T., Shaft, son of Mrs. Margaret Coyle, and husband of Mrs. Blanche Coyle, killed in action July, 1944.

CRANEY, CHIEF ENGR. JAMES, son of Mary and late James Craney, Heckscherville, died in Marine Hospital at San Francisco, Calif., January 21, 1944. In Merchant Marine.

CREMIA, CPL. VINCENT J., son of the late John and Mary Cremia, St. Clair, wounded in action in France, August 1, 1944; died on August 3, 1944.

CRIPPLEBAUER, CPL. JOHN D., son of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Cripplebauer, 1421 Walnut St., Ashland, killed in aircraft crash in Italy, April 6, 1944.

CROLL, S/SGT. HOWARD F., son of Mrs. Beatrice Croll, 387 Peacock St., Pottsville, killed in action in France on August 9, 1944.

CUFF, CPL. LAWRENCE, son of Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Cuff, of Girardville; killed in bomber crash at Charlotte, N.C., Oct. 15, 1944.

CURRY, T/SGT. FRANCIS, Philadelphia, formerly of Frackville, killed in action August 16, 1943, in Romania.

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DALEY, Lt. John, son of Mr. and Mrs. Daley, Butler Township, killed in action in Southwest Pacific, September 30, 1943.

DAMATO, CPL. ANTHONY P., 22, son of Mrs. Frances Damato, 601 W. Penn St., Shenandoah, killed in action in Southwest Pacific.Death confirmed March 16, 1944.

DANIELS, PFC. FIELDING H., Palo Alto, only son of Mr. and Mrs. William Daniels, killed on Luzon, February 13, 1945.

DARKES, CPL. JOHN W., Pine Grove, R.D. 1, aged 34, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Darkes, died five days after being wounded in Belgium.Word received Mar. 7, 1945.

DAVIS, S/SGT. DAVID M., Frackville, son of Mr. and Mrs. Malton Davis, 410 E. Oak St., declared officially dead Aug. 17, 1945. Formerly reported missing over Germany, Nov. 3, 1943.

DAVIS, PVT. DEVAN C., son of late John and Sara Timmins Davis, Girardville, killed at camp, April 26, 1942.

DAVIS, SGT. MELVIN H., son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Davis, Klingerstown, killed on test bomber flight, September 17, 1942.

DAVIS, RAY E. JR., son of Mr. and Mrs. Ray E. Davis, Cressona, Bryan munitions ship that blew up in Port Chicago, Calif., July 1944.

DEBUSKY, PFC. MICHAEL, of Morea, killed in action in European area, Christmas Day, 1944. He is a son of Mr. and Mrs. John Debusky.

DECONCINI, PFC. MARIO, 24, son of the late Primo and Camelle DeConcini, Branchdale, killed in France, November 20, 1944.

DEDINSKY, PVT. JOHN, husband of Mary Steficek Dedinsky, Arnot's Addition, St. Clair, died of heart attack at St. Petersburg, Fla.

DEEM, SGT. BLAIR, 26, son of Mrs. Roy Deem, husband of Mrs. Georgine Deem, Tamaqua, seriously wounded in action in Germany, November 28, 1944, died of his wounds in an English hospital on December 9, 1944.

DEFREHN, SGT. WILLIAM, JR., Park Place, 22, son of Mr. and Mrs. William DeFrehn, killed in action in France, November 14, 1944.

DEMARCO, PFC. EDWARD, son of M. and Mrs. Frank DeMarco, 255 Middle St., Minersville, killed in action in France on June 6, 1944.

DEMMI, S 2/C JOSEPH, Shenandoah, 19, son of Mrs. Dora Demmi, who was reported missing in action in the Pacific on November 20, 1944, is now presumed dead.

DENCHEY, SGT. DANIEL, 24, Newark, N.J., formerly of Shenandoah, fatally burned in an explosion in Italy, died Aug. 23, 1945.Son of Anthony Denchey.

DENGLER, ENSIGN CLARENCE B., JR., son of Mr. and Mrs. C.B. Dengler, Lawton's Hill, Pottsville, killed in explosion of tanker in N.Y. harbor, Feb. 5, 1945.

DERIS (DERISKIEWICZ), PFC. JOSEPH E., son of Mrs. Anna Deriskiewicz, 20 S. Gilbert St., Shenandoah, killed in France, September 13, 1944.

DERRINGE, S 1/C EDWARD J., son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Derringe, Sr., 162 Swatara Road, Shenandoah Heights, missing after ship was in collision at sea. Word received June 24, 1943. Officially listed as dead.

DERR, PFC. CARL, son of Mr. and Mrs. James Derr, of Donaldson, killed in France, Sept. 17, 1944.

DEVLIN, PFC. JAMES J., son of Mr. and Mrs. William Devlin, Cumbola, killed in action in France on July 6, 1944.

DIETER, CAPTAIN HAROLD, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Dieter, River St., Cressona, killed in N. African area, Sept. 18, 1943.

DIETRICH, SGT. RICHARD R., formerly of Pottsville, son of Robert Dietrich, Schuylkill Haven, killed in plane crash in England on May 29, 1943.

DIETZ, PVT. ROBERT, formerly of Pottsville, later of Camden, N.J., son of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Dietz, killed in action in N. Africa.Word received April 28, 1943.

DITZLER, s 1/C MILTON J., Maple Hill, son of Levi Ditzler, listed as dead, after being reported missing since Mar. 28, 1944, on training flight from Jacksonville, Fla. Naval airstation.

DIXON, ROBERT, brother of Lee Dixon, Port Carbon, missing in action in Italy since Nov. 13, 1943. Declared dead March 16, 1944.

DOBRZYN, PFC. STANLEY, 28, of Brady, died of wounds on Okinawa, June 19, 1945. Married to former Betty Remm, Buck Run.Son of Michael Dobrzyn, Brady.

DODSON, PVT. PAUL H., 19, Tamaqua, nephew of Mr. and Mrs. Thos. Derr, and son of Howard Dodson; killed on Iwo Jima, March 9, 1945.

DODSON, S/SGT. ROBERT, Shenandoah, son of Clarence and Ada Kurtz Dodson, died the result of wounds received in Germany, March 16, 1945, at the McGuire Gen. Hospital, Richmond, Va., August 19, 1945.

DORAZIO, S/SGT. NICOLA, Minersville, son of Mr. and Mrs. Antonio Dorazio, killed in action in Italy, June 4, 1944.

DOYLE, COL. EDWARD, formerly of Pottsville, husband of Emily Belles Doyle, formerly of Pottsville, killed in N. Africa, Dec. 12, 1942.

DOYLE, PFC. LEROY J., of Ashland, son of William Doyle, died of wounds in Italy, February 10, 1944.

DRABNIS, FLIGHT OFFICER ALFRED, son of Mrs. Eva Drabnis, Middleport. Reported missing in European was area Sept. 27, 1943 on 25th and last flight over enemy territory. Officially declared dead on Nov. 8, 1943.

DRABNIS, S/SGT. CLEM, son of Mrs. Eva Drabnis, Middleport, died in hospital in England of wounds received in France Aug. 10, 1944.

DRABNIS, PFC. EDWARD, Middleport, son of Mrs. Eva Drabnis, killed in action in France Jan. 3, 1945.Third son in family to be killed.

DRABULIS, PVT. ALBERT J., of Shenandoah Heights, son of Mrs. Helen Drabulis, 72 Swatara Road, killed in action in Belgium, January 20, 1945.

DRAGANSKY, PFC. EDWARD, son of Mrs. Margaret Dragansky, of Turkey Run; killed in action in France, Sept. 25, 1944.

DRAGELIS, T/SGT. Joseph, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Dragelis, Sr., Tamaqua, killed in plane crash over the Caribbean, Jan. 20, 1943.

DRISCOLL, PFC. DANIEL J., son of Martin and the late Mary Driscoll, N. Fifth St., Pottsville, and husband of Marion Palsgrove, of Schuylkill Haven, killed in action in France, July 23, 1944.

DRONSJACK, PFC. MICHAEL, New Phila., son of Mrs. Petronella Dronsjack, died of fracture skull in France, Oct. 11, 1945; no further details given.

DROSKINIS, PFC. GEORGE, 22, Minersville, son of Mr. and Mrs. Casimir Droskinis, died of wounds Apr. 25, 1945 on Luzon.

DRUM, SGT. SCOTT, Cumbola, son of Mrs. Kate Drum, killed in action in Germany, Feb. 23, 1945.

DUGAN, CPL. JAMES, son of Mr. and Mrs. James Dugan, 58 Jacksons, near Mahanoy City, killed in plane crash, Sept. 19, 1942.

DUGAN, S/SGT. JOSEPH P., formerly of Lost Creek, now of Phila., reported missing in action in Italy on May 31, 1944.Word received on July 7, 1944, that he is now reported as killed in action.

DUNLEAVY, CPL. JAS. B., son of Nicholas and Jane Dunleavy, Phoenix Park, killed in France, Sept. 11, 1944.

DUNSAVAGE, AV. RADIOMAN EUGENE W., Morea, son of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Dunsavage, 16 Lower St., Morea, died Jan. 6, 1945, from injuries received in truck accident, according to word from the Navy Dept.

DUTKO, PFC. WALTER, son of Mrs. Anna Dutko, Mt. Vernon St., Shenandoah, died of wounds received in action in N. Africa on Dec. 9, 1942.

DUZOCK, PVT. EDWARD J., of Coaldale, son of Mr. and Mrs. John P. Duzock, died in Italy of wounds, March 22, 1944.

DVORSHOCK, PFC. JOSEPH, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Dvorshock, Sr., McAdoo, killed in action, August 1, 1944.

DYDRA, PVT. THOMAS F., New Philadelphia, 19, son of Thomas and Marcella Dydra, previously reported missing, February 13, 1945, now listed as dead.

 

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EBERT, LT (jg) EUGENE E., Pottsville, husband of Mary Catherine Troutman, son of Mr. and Mrs. E.E. Ebert, Arlington, N.J.; killed in Italy by explosion of munitions ship. Word received April 29, 1945.

EDWARDS, SEAMAN JOHN D., son of Mr. and Mrs. Thos. H. Edwards, 208 Gay St., Tamaqua. Word received July 28, 1943 that he was missing in naval action.Officially reported dead August , 1943.

EDWARDS, PFC. ROBERT, of Phoenixville, formerly of Pottsville, killed in action in Italy, March 1, 1944.

EICH, PFC. LAWRENCE E., Palo Alto, son of Mrs. Mildred Eich, 136 E. Savory St.,. Palo Alto, died of wounds received in Luxembourg, February 7, 1945. Husband of Mildred Sadusky, Mt. Carmel.

EILER, KENNETH, JR., son of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Eiler, of N. Third St., killed in plane crash at Quonset Point, May 30, 1944.

ELKO, CPL. JOSEPH, 27, Mahanoy City, son of Mrs. John Presbruch, 419 W. Pine St., previously reported missing in Europe, listed officially as dead, Nov. 10, 1945.

EISENHART, SGT. PAUL, son of Mr. and Mrs. H. Walter Eisenhart, 117 N. Second St., Frackville, killed in airplane accident at Rapid City, S.D., Sept. 6, 1943.

EMERICH, PFC. GUY E., son of Mr. and Mrs. Archie E. Emerich, Orwigsburg, R.D., killed in France, August 5, 1955.

ENGLISH, PVT. LEO J., of Mahanoy City, brother of Helen Marie English, Frackville, killed in France on June 20, 1944.

ERNST, 1/SGT. William, Minersville, son of late Reinhold and Edna Anns Ernst, killed in South France, December 30, 1944.

EVANS, 1/LT. BRUCE W., Pottsville, aged 23, son of the late George and Thelma Evans, St. Clair, husband of Phyllis Miller, 912 W. Race St., Pottsville, killed in England, February 6, 1945.

EVANS, EDWARD, Hazelton, formerly of Minersville, killed in Solomons, November, 1943.

EVANS, Pvt. John W., Tamaqua, son of John “Honey Boy” Evans, formerly of 103 Hunter St., Tamaqua, lost in action in Pacific war theatre, May 10, 1942.

EVELY, PFC. ROBT., 23, Mahanoy Plane, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Evely, accidentally drowned while swimming at Camp Shelby, Miss., July 10, 1945.

EVERETT, PFC. MORGAN, 26, of Andreas, son of Mr. and Mrs. Leroy Everett, killed inaction in Germany, April 13, 1945.

EVERT, PFC. EUGENE H., son of Harry and Jan Evert, 800 N. Second St., Pottsville, killed in action in Belgium, January 30, 1945.

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FABIAN, PVT. MICHAEL, son of Mrs. Anna Fabian, Auburn, R.D. 1, died of wounds received in action in Italy, February 16, 1944.

FADORCHAK, PVT. MICHAEL, Coaldale, lost when Jap ship loaded with American prisoners was sunk Oct. 24, 1944.He is a son of Mrs. Catherine Fadorchak.

FAIR, PVT. LAWRENCE, Minersville, husband of Mrs. Catherine Versavage Fair, killed in action in France, November, 1944.

FANOK, PFC. WILLIAM, son of Mrs. John Fanok, Marlin; died of wounds in France, September 18, 1944.

FATULA, SGT. ANDREW, 24, St. Clair, brother of Helen Fatula, killed in action on Leyte, March 15, 1945.

FEDAK, 1/SGT. JOHN, 23, Tuscarora, son of George Fedak, killed in action April 23, 1945. Place not mentioned.

FEDORA, SGT. JOHN, Coaldale, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Fedora, killed over Italy, November 22, 1944.

FEIGENBAUM, SGT. MELVIN, Branchdale, husband of Claire Brennan, R.N., of Branchdale, killed in first flight over English Channel, August 16, 1943.

FELLOWS, Cpl. ROBERT, son of Morgan Fellows, Frackville, died in Africa on June 2, 1943.

FERGUSON, S 1/C THOMAS E., Phila., formerly of Pottsville, son of Mr. and Mrs. Thos. Ferguson, declared killed in action in sinking of USS Underhill, July 24, 1945.

FESSLER, S/SGT. JOHN H., son of Mr. and Mrs. Leo Fessler, of E. Pottsville St., Pinegrove, killed in action in France, June 10, 1944.

FETTERMAN, PFC. HARRISON J., Mahanoy City, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Fetterman, killed on Luzon, February 15, 1945.

FETTERMAN, PFC. RAYMOND, Ashland, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Fetterman, 425 Middle St, killed in action in European area.Word received January 23, 1945.

FIDLER, T/4 MARK H., Schuylkill Haven, son of Mr. and Mrs. Horace Fidler, Cressona, and husband of Blanche Fidler, Schuylkill Haven; killed in Germany, April 15, 1945.

FIDLER, CPL. WM., son of Mr. and Mrs. Grover Fidler, and husband of Jennie Truscott, Minersville, reported missing in action on June 6, 1944, later reported killed.

FIGURA, STEPHEN V., SEAMAN 2/C, son of Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Figura, Sr., 347 Willing St., Tamaqua, missing in action, June 1944.Officially reported dead in July 1944.

FINN, SGT. RAYMOND, formerly of Pottsville, son of Jerome V. Finn, Trenton, N.J., and Carrie Finn, Highland Park, Mich., killed in action in Belgium, January 6, 1945.

FLOSS, CAPT. GEORGE W., aged 37, Ringtown physician; was drowned at Gualalcanal, October 20, 1944.

FOLEY, JOHN W., son of Mrs. Minnie Foley, Phila., and brother of Joseph Foley, Mahanoy City, reported missing in action, December 9, 1942. Reported dead December 17, 1943.

FOLEY, S. SGT. WM. T., son of Mrs. Minnie Foley, of Phila., formerly of Mahanoy City, killed in action in France, August 12, 1944.

FOLTZ, JOHN, son of Petty Officer Ray and Mrs. Foltz, formerly of Pottsville, now of San Francisco, Calif.Grandson of Mrs. George Foltz, Pottsville, killed in Honolulu on Mar. 4, 1942

FORSTER, S/SGT. CARL W., husband of Mrs. Theresa Forster, of Mahanoy City, who was reported missing in action in Germany since September 27, 1944, is now reported killed on that date.

FOX, LT. JOHN DEVINE, son of Charles Devine, Palo Alto, who made his home with aunt and uncle, Mr. and Mrs. James Fox, 713 E. Norwegian St., this city, killed in plane crash at Avon Park, Fla., April 2, 1944.

FRANTZ, CPL. JEAN, member of U.S. Marine Corps, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Oliver Frantz, Summit Hill, killed in auto accident in North Carolina on December 26, 1943.

FRANTZ, PVT. LEO, Tamaqua, R.D. 1, killed over Germany, April 4, 1945.

FRANTZ, SEAMAN LEWIS J., 21, Port Carbon, killed when USS Underhill was sunk in Pacific; word received September 8, 1945.Son of Mr. and Mrs. William A. Frantz, Greytown.

FREDERICK, T/SGT. PAUL D., Grier City, son of Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Frederick, was killed in action in Belgium, December 14, 1944.Was with the Infantry.

FREY, PFC. FREDERICK, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frederick H. Frey, 111 N. Jardin St., Shenandoah, killed in France on July 19, 1944.

FRIGONE, PFC. CARL, Girardville, son of Mr. and Mrs. George Frigone, killed in Luxembourg, February 8, 1945.

FURMAN, PFC. COVERT H., son of Mr. and Mrs. Asher Furman, 331 Laurel St., Tremont, missing in North Africa area since April 20, 1944.Declared dead May 19, 1944.

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GARBER, AVN. ORD. CHARLES A., JR., 19, Tamaqua, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles A. Garber, killed in Pacific. Word received April 13, 1945.

GASPERETTI, T/SGT. JOSEPH L., son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Gasperetti, 224 W. Girard St., Atlas, radio operator on a Flying Fortress died in plane crash over England, November 15, 1943.

GEARY, PFC. ALBERT, son of Mrs. Margaret Geary, 327 N. Centre St., Frackville, killed in action in France, June 21, 1944.

GELBUDA, S/SGT. JOSEPH L., son of Chas. Gelbuda, 26 W. Ogden St., Girardville, died of wounds received in action in New Guinea.Word received November 11, 1943.

GEORGE, PFC. JOB W., son of Mrs. Edith George, 230 ½ W. Mt. Vernon St., Shenandoah, killed in North Africa, February 1, 1943.

GERLATT, JOHN, JR., formerly of Mahanoy City, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Gerlatt, killed in action in Germany.Word received April 15, 1945.

GETTY, PVT. DONALD, son of Mr. and Mrs. Martin Getty, of Gordon, killed in action over Italy on September 20, 1944.

GILL, CPL. EDWARD A., Shenandoah, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Gill, and husband of Dorothy Gill, previously reported missing in action on August 1, 1944; later reported killed on that date.

GLACKIN, PVT. JAMES, Atlantic City, husband of Sophie Palko, New Philadelphia, killed in action; word received May 20, 1944.

GLOTFELTER, SGT. HECTOR A., 28, Schuylkill Haven, husband of Mrs. Hilda Glotfelter, presumed killed in an airplane, lost after leaving Charleston, S.C., April 11, 1945.

GLOWCZEWSKI, SIGNALMAN 3/C LAWRENCE A., son of Mr. and Mrs. Felix Glowczewski, 1918 E. Tioga St., Phila., former resident of Shenandoah, reported missing in action February 1, 1943, now listed as dead.

GOBA, SEAMAN 1/C ALGERT, formerly of Minersville, son of Mary and the late Alex Goba, now living in Mass.Word received July 15, 1943 that he was killed in action.

GOBER, T/5 ALVIN E., son of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Gober, 350 E. Bacon St., Palo Alto, killed in action in Italy on May 30, 1944.

GOBER, PVT. VICTOR J., son of Mrs. Nellie Gober, and husband of Mrs. Beatrice Gober, 232 Oak St., Minersville, who formerly was reported wounded in action in France on December 5, 1944, died of wounds on that date.

GONZALES, PVT. JOSEPH A., son of Mr. and Mrs. Manuel Gonzales, 516 W. Centre St., Mahanoy City, died of wounds, August 2, 1944.

GOODMAN, FLIGHT OFFICER ROBERT B., son of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Goodman, 433 S. Mill St., St. Clair, co-pilot on a Flying Fortress killed in plane crash in Mexico, January 13, 1943.

GORDON, T/SGT. ALLAN, son of Mr. and Mrs. Allan Gordon, Beckville, died of wounds received in action in New Guinea, March 6, 1944.

GOTHIE, LIEUT. COM. DANIEL S., Tamaqua, killed October 24, 1944 when Jap ship carrying American prisoners was sunk by U.S. submarine.Had been prisoner on Corregidor.

GOTTSCHALL, HERBERT WM., sailor, Minersville, husband of the former Jeanette Christine Ramsay, died at Monogram Field, Va., according to word received January 11, 1945.

GOTTSTINE, CPL. WILLIAM E., son of Mr. and Mrs. William Gottstine, Sheppton, killed in action in France, November 17, 1944.

GRACE, T/5 THOMAS A., son of Mrs. Ellen and the late Pierce Grace, Glen Carbon, killed in vehicle accident in North Africa on July 11, 1944.

GRAHAM, T/4 SAMUEL, 22, the husband of Mrs. Adele Graham, 39 E. South St., Mahanoy City, killed in action in Belgium, November 24, 1944.

GREENE, PVT. ELSWORTH C., JR., 19, Girardville, son of Mr. and Mrs. E.C. Greene, accidentally killed in Weisbaden, Germany, July 1945.

GREER, AV. CADET JOHN, son of Mrs. Emily and the late Arthur Greer, 501 Schuylkill Ave., Tamaqua, presumed killed in an airplane crash, April 17, 943, over Gulf of Mexico.

GRIFFIN, PFC. JOHN D., 20, Mahanoy Plane, son of Mr. and Mrs. Mark L. Griffin, previously reported missing in France, now reported killed November 18, 1944.

GRIFFITHS, PFC. JOHN H., of Tamaqua, husband of the former Loretta Franks, 303 Washington St., Tamaqua, killed in an aircraft accident in Trinidad, February 4, 1945.

GRIFFITHS, PVT. Walter L., son of Mr. and Mrs. Levi Griffiths, 1319 Mt. Hope Ave., this city, killed in action at Gualalcanal in S. Pacific. Word received December 14, 1942.

GROMALSKI, PVT. JOSEPH J., 500 W. Railroad St., Mahanoy City, father of five children, killed in action March 25, 1944.

GRONSKY, S/SGT JOHN P., son of Mrs. Mary Gronski, of McAdoo, killed in airplane crash on Biak Island, November 8, 1944.

GROODY, SGT. JOSEPH, son of Mr. and Mrs. Maurice Groody, Lost Creek, killed in action in France on July 1, 1944.

GRUCA, CPL. JOHN M. son of Mrs. Anna Gruca, 113 W. Rock St., Shenandoah, killed in France, July 3, 1944.

GRUNZA, PVT. MICHAEL, of Coaldale, killed in action.

GUTZWA, 1/SGT. JOSEPH G., son of Mrs. Anna and the late John Gutzwa, Minersville, died in action following fall of Corregidor, July 23, 1942, while prisoner of Japs, result of cerebral malaria.

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HAAG, CPL. LAMAR, Auburn, son of Herbert and the late Mary Haag, and husband of the former Marion Faust, Reading, died of wounds in Germany, March 4, 1945.

HACKETT, T/5 WILLIAM J., 29, Tamaqua, killed in action on Philippines, June 8, 1945. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank B. Hackett.

HAGENBUCH, PVT. JAMES H., son of Mrs. Alice Hagenbuch, Phila., formerly Mahanoy City, died of wounds received in action June 8, 1944.

HAHN, GEORGE, of Merchant Marine, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Hahn, Frackville, died at Aplena, Mich., of injuries, September, 1944.

HAIN, SGT. WILBUR R., son of George and Florence Hain, Good Spring; killed in action September 29, 1944, in France.

HALEY, TECH. 5/G JAMES D., son of Mrs. Dorothy Haley, 520 E. Pine St., Mahanoy City, killed in action in France, November 13, 1944.

HAND, CHARLES B., son of John Hand, 24 Charles St., Schuylkill Haven, killed in Curacoa, June 6, 1942.

HANKEY, S/SGT. WILLIAM G., Tamaqua, 25, son of Mr. and Mrs. George Hankey, 602, E. Elm St., died on Luzon, July 18, 1945, following an accident.

HANNON, SGT. WILLIAM L., son of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Hannon, 241 W. Main St., Girardville, killed in action in France, July 10, 1944.

HARRIS, PVT. GEORGE M., son of Mrs. Emma Harris, 431 Nichols St., Pottsville, and husband of Mary Lazovi, Seltzer City, killed in France July 25, 1944.

HARRIS, SGT. THOMAS J., son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Harris, S. Nice St., Frackville, killed in action in Holland.Word was received on November 13, 1944.

HARRIS, PFC. WILLIAM, Frackville, son of Mrs. John Bensinger, 125 N. Second St., Frackville, killed in action in Germany, March 1, 1945.

HARRON, SEAMON LAMAR, son of Pvt. and Mrs. Lamar S. Harron, 1214 W. Norwegian St., Pottsville. Word received April 4, 1942 that he was lost at sea.

HASENBEIN, PVT. ALBERT, Mahanoy City, brother of Mrs. John Rojansky, Phila., formerly of Mahanoy City, killed in action in Italy, February 1 1944.

HAUGHNEY, PFC. JAMES, son of Mr. and Mrs. James, Sr., 734 Seneca St., Pottsville, reported missing in action in China, is now officially reported dead.

HEFFNER, PVT. HARVEY G., son of Harvey Heffner, Sr., Schuylkill Haven, killed in France, September 30, 1944.

HEFFRON, PFC. FRANCIS C., Heckscherville, 24, son of Mr. and Mrs. Martin Heffron, listed as killed over Denmark, December 17, 1944.

HEINBACH, CPL. CALVIN, 25, Pingrove, R.D. 1, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Heinbach, and husband of the former Helen Rader, Friedensburg, killed in action on Volcano Island, Iwo Jima, March 11, 1945.

HEINLY, SGT. BERTRAM, of Frackville, son of Charles Heinly, and husband of Mary E. O'Connell, Long Island, lost between Labrador and Iceland, April 9, 1944, now declared dead.Word received April 17, 1945.

HEISER, PFC. DANIEL J., son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Heiser, 412 Spring Garden St., Pottsville, killed in action in Italy on June 1, 1944.

HELMBOLD, PFC. VICTOR L., Pottsville, son of Mr. and Mrs. Cy Helmbold, 726 Mine St., died January 10, 1945, on Leyte, of wounds.

HENKEL, PFC. JOSEPH J., 24, Tamaqua, R.D.2, died in France April 28, 1945 of pneumonia. Had been slightly wounded April 15. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Henkel.

HENTZ, PVT. JOHN, Shenandoah Heights, killed in action October 13, 1943.

HEPLER, SGT. LOUIS J., son of Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Hepler, Valley View, killed in bomber crash at Barksdale Field, La., May 19, 1942.

HERB, SGT. LESTER, Tremont, son of Mr. and Mrs. Llewellyn Herb, listed as killed in action, word received March 18, 1945.Had been reported missing in action in France since January 25, 1945.

HERRING, SGT. EARL A., 24, of Mahanoy City, son of Mrs. Nancy Herring, formerly reported missing in action since April 19, 1945, declared dead on that date.

HIKES, PFC. WILLARD AUNGST, Pine Grove, killed in Philippines, son of Mrs. Mabel R. Aungst. Word received by letter, September 19, 1945, no details given.

HIRKO, GEORGE, Buck Mountain, died at Naval Hospital, Phila., September 13, 1945, several months after receiving medical discharge from service.

HOBAN, T/SGT. WM., son of Wm. J. Hoban, 246 Fifth St., Coaldale, died of wounds received in action in N. Africa.

HOCKSTETTER, SGT. WALTER G., Tamaqua, son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Hockstetter, 129 Patterson St., Tamaqua, killed in Germany on February 1, 1945.

HOFFMAN, PFC. JOSEPH, Spring Glen, husband of Mrs. Arlene M. Hoffman, killed in Austria July 8, 1945.

HOGAN, CAPT. CARL, husband of the former Isabel Muldoon, Shenandoah, reported missing in action in Italy on November 26, 1943, is now officially reported to be dead as of June 1944.

HOLT, PVT. JOS. W., son of Mrs. Anna M. and the late Robert Holt, Pottsville, and husband of Mrs. Margaret Brennan Holt, 309 W. Market St., City, killed in action September 30, 1944 in France.

HOMA, PFC. JOHN M., Mahanoy City, son of Mrs. Peter Naveroff, killed in action on Leyte on December 12, 1944.

HONES, CPL. JOSEPH, son of Peter Hones, Minersville, killed in auto accident at Camp Campbell, Ky., October 12, 1943.

HONNAGE, T/5 GEORGE, 32, of Primrose, son of John and Eva Honnage, formerly reported missing on November 21, 1944, killed in action on that date.

HONOROWSKI, PFC. ANTHONY P., son of Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Honorowski, 410 W. New York St., Shenandoah, killed in action in France, June 18, 1944.

HORAN, SGT. EDWARD H., 31, Shenandoah, son of Mrs. Eva Horan, killed on Iwo Jima, February 20, 1945, while with the Marines.

HORN, SGT. SHERWOOD, Orwigsburg, son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Horn, 232 Mifflin St., died in prison camp in Germany, March 19, 1945.

HORN, EDW. THEO., Hospital Apprentice 1/C, son of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond B. Horn, 1736 Center St., Ashland, killed in action September 15, 1944.

HORSTICK, S/SGT. DONALD, Orwigsburg, the son of Mrs. Eva Weider, 314 Mifflin St., Orwigsburg, reported killed in airplane crash at Lewes, England, November 19, 1944.

HOUSEKNECHT, PVT. JAMES E., St. Clair, formerly reported missing in Germany, killed April 15, 1945, on that date.Son of Harry Houseknecht.

HOUSER, SGT. DANIEL, son of Mrs. Rose Houser, 1025 Center St., Ashland, turret gunner on bomber, missing in raid over Germany, February 22, 1944. Officially declared dead April 1944.

HOUSTON, PVT. ANTHONY, son of Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Houston, Lost Creek, killed in action in Italy, September 17, 1944.

HOWACHYN, LT. MICHAEL, formerly of Frackville, died in San Francisco, Calif. hospital, March 16, 1945.Wife resides in Baltimore.

HOY, PFC. HARRY S., 34, West Brunswick, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jay Hoy, died of wounds received February 23, 1945, on Luzon.

HRIPAK, PFC. JOSEPH, son of Mrs. Veronica Hripak, 18 N. Lincoln St., McAdoo, killed in action September 14, 1944.

HROMYAK, DAVID, son of Mrs. Mary Hromyak, Middleport, killed in action in France, word having been received by his wife, the former Esther Seltzer, of Pottsville, now living in Detroit, Mich.

HRUSKA, S/SGT. PAUL A., 26, Pottsville, native of St. Clair, son of Andrew Hruska, 316 W. Railroad St., Pottsville, previously reported missing, now reported killed on November 19, 1944, in India, while on a flight with the U.S. Air Force.

HUBLER, PFC. HOWARD S., of Taylorsville, son of Mrs. Maria Hubler, Talyorsville, Ashland, R.D. 1, killed in action on Leyte, January 19, 1945.

HUDOCK, PFC. PETER, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Hudock, 332 W. Oak St., Shenandoah, killed in action in Italy, February 1, 1944.

HUDSINUS, M.M. 2/C CHARLES, Tower City is listed as dead after formerly being reported missing at sea, June 6, 1942.He is a brother of Mrs. Chas. A. Brown, Tower City.

HUGHES, REV. JOHN P., son of Wm. Hughes, St. Clair, Army Chaplain, died in Italy , November 4, 1943.

HUGHES, S/SGT. Joseph, of Shenandoah Heights, son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Hughes, 246 Virginia Ave., Shenandoah, killed January 3, 1945, in Belgium.

HUME, S 1/C FRANK KANTNER, Park Place, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Hume, presumed dead, after reported missing in Pacific, May 29, 1945. Husband of former Anna Yext, and father of a daughter Geraldine.

HUME, PFC. JOHN, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Hume, Heckscherville, reported missing in action in North Africa since August 3, 1943.September 1st reported killed in action.

HUNTER, CPL. DAVID A., son of Robert and the late Mrs. Hunter, St. Clair, killed in action in Belgium, November 24, 1944.Husband of the former Elizabeth Phillips, St. Clair, now of Philadelphia.

HYDOCK, CPL. MICHAEL, son of Mrs. Mary Hydock, 329 W. Pine St., Mahanoy City, wounded in action in European war area on June 3, 1944, and died same day of wounds received.

HYDUKE, PVT. MICHAEL, JR., 24, MaryD, son of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Hyduke, MaryD, and husband of Betty Hyduke, Butler, Pa., killed in action in Germany, March 11, 1945.

HYLAND, CPL. JOSEPH, 23, of Pottsville, son of Mr. and Mrs. James Hyland, 806 W. Race St., died of wounds received March 10, 1945, on Iwo Jima.

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IGNATOVIG, MELVIN, sailor, of Pottsville, son of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Ignatovig, Front St., Jalappa, killed in Pacific area, while on a destroyer.Word received on March 3, 1945.

IMBODEN, PFC. ROBERT E., Schuylkill Haven, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ira Imboden, killed on Okinawa, May 12, 1945.

IRWIN, SGT. JOSEPH, son of Mrs. Anna Irwin, Lost Creek, is now listed as dead, after having been reported to have been lost in flight since August 16, 1944, in Alaska.

ISELLA, PVT. FRANCIS P., husband of the former Mary McLaughlin, 122 W. Spruce St., Mahanoy City, killed in action in France, October 29, 1944. He had been formerly reported missing.

ISGANITIS, SGT. ALEXANDER, son of Mr. and Mrs. Alex Isganitis, Rush Township, died of injuries in Italy, March 14, 1944.

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JABBO, LIEUT. JOS., Coaldale, 25, son of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Jabbo, died in France, January 25, 1945, from wounds received November 8, 1944.

JAMPETERO, LT. JOHN, son of Mrs. Mary Jampetero, formerly of 123 W. Market St., Pottsville, killed in action in France on June 26, 1944.

JEFFRIES, PFC. ELMER, JR., of Lavelle, son of Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Jeffries, Locust Dale, died March 8, 1945, of wounds received on Iwo Jima.

JEFFRIES, M.M. 2/C KENNETH R., Pottsville, son of Mrs. Margaret Jeffries, 437 E. Market St., declared to have died in September 1944, while aboard a minesweeper in Atlantic, during a hurricane.

JENKINS, PVT. DAVID E., Mahanoy City, husband of Mrs. Emma Jenkins, 838 Centre St., died January 15, 1945, at Luxembourg, of wounds.

JENNINGS, SGT. EDGAR, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Jennings, of Cressona. Formerly reported as missing in France on September 17, 1944; listed as dead in November.

JOHNSON, PVT. GEORGE W., husband of Mrs. Helen Johnson, Frackville; died in Ringwood, Eng., October 13, 1944.

JOHNSON, PVT. WILLIAM MORTON, Allentown, formerly of Tamaqua, said by survivor to have died in Bataan death march.Son of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. W. Johnson, former Tamaqua residents. Word received September 25, 1945.

JONES, EDWARD NEWMAN, son of Mrs. Clara E. Jones, West Reading, and husband of Jean Freed Jones, Orwigsburg, killed in action in the South Pacific. Word received November 29, 1943.

JONES, PFC. JOHN F., son of Mrs. Catherine and the late Howell Jones. Oakland Ave., Ashland, killed in action in France on August 8, 1944.

JONES, PVT. PAUL E., Vulcan, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Jones, lost life in British Guiana, October 28, 1943.Word received November 4, 1943.

JONES, RAYMOND L., Pottsville, of Merchant Marine; died in hospital at Sheepshead Bay, N.Y., August 1943.

JONES, PVT. URIEL, son of Mrs. Annie Stultz, 23 W. High St., Coaldale, killed in action in France, August 8, 1944.Married to Emma Smith, Tamaqua.

JONES, PVT. WILLIAM P., Forestville, died in France, March 16, 1945, of wounds received previous day.

JUKAS, PVT. EDWARD, son of Mrs. Francis Jukas, Kaska, killed in action in France, January 22, 1945.

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KACZMARCZYK, LT. BASIL, son of John and the late Mary Kaczmarczyk, 1125 E. Pine St., Mahanoy City, killed in action in France on June 16, 1944.

KALADA, PVT. CHARLES, 338 S. Jardin St., Shenandoah, killed in action. Word received July 3.Had previously been reported missing in action/

KALEDA, 2/LT. WM., son of Mrs. Mary Kaleda, Mahanoy City, killed at Wendover Field, Utah.

KALENKOSKI, S/SGT. WILLIAM C., son of Mrs. Mary Kalenkoski, 141 W. Washington St., Shenandoah Heights, killed in action on February 28, 1944, in France.

KANCUZEWICH, MAJOR EDMUND, son of Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Kancuzewich, of Shenandoah Heights, died in France in July, 1944.

KANE, PFC. WILLIAM J., 21, of Pottsville, son of Mr. and Mrs. William Kane, Sr., killed in action in Luxembourg, January 26, 1945.

KANTNER, S 2/C ROBERT, of Schuylkill Haven, son of Walter W. Kantner, Berne St., lost on USS Warrington in hurricane, September 14, 1944; declared dead as of that date.

KAPLAR, PFC. JOS. J., son of Mr. and Mrs. Alex Kaplar, 431 Peacock St., Pottsville, killed in action in France, August 25, 1944.

KARAWILLAN, JOHN, Coaldale, killed in action November 8, 1943, in Italy.

KARMAZIN, PFC. GEO. J., 30, St. Clair, son of Mrs. Mary Karmazin, formerly reported missing, killed in Luxembourg, December 23, 1944.

KARPER, (KARPOVITCH), PVT. EDWARD, son of Joseph and the late Mary Karpovitch, formerly of Ashland, died in service in S. Pacific,Buried August 28, 1944.

KASPER, PFC. WM. J., Cumbola, killed in action with Marines. Wife received word August 30, 1944.

KATCHAK, M.C. JOHN, Coaldale, son of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Katchak, 214 W. High St., killed defending Wake Is. in 1941.

KATCHMIR, 2/LT. WASSIL, of Jonestown, son of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Katchmir, killed over Saipan, February 26, 1945.

KAUFMAN, PVT. JOS. J., aged 23, son of Andrew and Susan Kaufman, Marlin, killed in action in France, October 12, 1944.

KEDELL, PVT. ALBERT, Minersville, son of Mrs. Julius Kryscio, and husband of the former Mary A. Ceador, Duncott, died in Belgium. Word received August 30, 1945.

KEENE, S/SGT. THOMAS, son of Mrs. Theresa Cole, 40 Main St., Mt. Carbon, killed in action July 28, 1944.

KEEVER, HERBERT, Pottsville, husband of Margaret Reilly Keever, formerly of Primrose. Word received that he was missing in action July 16, 1943.Officially listed as dead August 10, 1943.

KELLER, PVT. JOHN R., of Pine Grove R.D. 2, nephew of Floyd Snyder, with whom he resided, killed in action December 30, 1944, in Luxembourg, the same day he was reported missing.Son of Mrs. Alma Williams, Reading.

KENNEDY, CPL. EDW., 23, Tamaqua, son of Thomas Kennedy, formerly of Pottsville, died in Italy, May 14, 1945.

KENVIN, CPL. JOHN, son of Mrs. Mary Green, Allentown, formerly of Mahanoy City, killed in action in Southwest Pacific in September, 1944.

KERNS, CPL. PATRICK F. JR., son of Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Kearns, Darkwater, St. Clair, radio operator and gunner on Flying Fortress in action, July 20, 1943, in European area.

KERSHINSKI, PVT. FRANCIS, Ashland, son of Mrs. Margaret Kershinski; killed in Germany, March 24, 1945.

KESSLER, MARK C., son of Rufus J. Kessler, Deep Creek, killed in action in France early in October, 1944.

KETCHLEDGE, PFC. BERT, 19, Hecla, son of Mr. and Mrs. George Ketchledge, killed in Germany, April 10, 1945.

KIDGEON, PFC. JOSEPH A., of Shenandoah, son of Anthony Kidgeon, 216 ½ N. Emerson St., killed in action on Luzon, January 17, 1945.

KILKER, PVT. ARNOLD, formerly of Girardville, son of John and Mary Tallet Kilker, natives of Girardville, killed in Germany. Word received March 2, 1945.

KIMMEL, PVT. DEO E., son of Mr. and Mrs. Aaron Kimmel, of Keffers, died at Camp Forrest, Tenn., November 27, 1942.

KIMMEL, WM. I., son of Charles Kimmel, Minersville, killed in action in Naples, Italy. Word received October 30, 1943.

KISELEWSKI, SGT. EDWARD, Mahanoy City, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Kiselewski, killed in action September 7, 1944, in Mediterranean Theatre.

KLECKNER, S/SGT. BENJAMIN F., Mahanoy City, son of Mr. and Mrs. Oliver Kleckner, 423 E. Pine St., previously reported missing on January 18, 1945, in France, later reported killed in action.

KLEEMAN, SGT. ROBT. F., Ashland, son of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Kleeman, presumed dead, after being reported missing inaction in Europe, June 11, 1944.

KLEPCHICK, T/SGT. ANTHONY, son of Mrs. Mary Leonard, Forrestville, killed in France on July 20, 1944.

KLINGAMAN, S/SGT. HAROLD, 35, son of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Klingaman, Tamaqua, killed in action in Germany, November 26, 1944.

KLINGERMAN, SGT. WALTER, JR., 23, Locust Gap, died on Mindinao, in the Philippines, July 1, 1945.

KNARR, PVT. IRVIN W., son of Mrs. Amy Moyer, 506 Main St., Schuylkill Haven, killed in action July 19, 1944, in France.

KNARR, PVT. STERLING A., son of Mr. and Mrs. John Knarr, Schuylkill Haven, killed in action at Aachen, October 16, 1944.

KOCH, PFC. AMOS D., son of Mr. and Mrs. Jos. Koch, Auburn R.1, died of wounds in France, July 14, 1944.

KOHR, CPL. PAUL W., son of Mrs. Caroline M. Kohr, Yatesville, killed in action in Italy, December 4, 1943.

KONAS, PVT. JOSEPH A., formerly of Girardville, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Konas, Girardville, died December 24, 1944, of wounds received in Luxembourg, December 22.

KORETCHKO, Q. M. 2/C GEO., son of Mrs. Mary Koretchko, 611 E. New York St., Shenandoah, killed in action.Word received August 19, 1944.

KORN, PVT. IRVIN L., Ashland, 25, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Korn, and husband of former Anna Brennan, killed in Germany, February 25, 1945.

KOSTREY, 2/LT. George H., son of Mr. and Mrs. George Kostrey Sr., St. Clair, killed in an aircraft accident at Southport, Eng., October 25, 1944.

KOTCH, PFC. MICHAEL, son of Mrs. Peter Kotch, Marlin, killed in action in Germany, after having been reported missing October 14, 1944.

KOTIS, PFC. MICHAEL, Shenandoah, son of Mrs. Fannie and the late Michael Kotis, died from injuries sustained when struck by car in Calif., August 16, 1945.

KOTUBEY, PVT. GEORGE, son of the late Metro and Annie Kotubey, Shaft Hill, St. Clair, died in France on August 5, 1944.Sister, Annie, St. Clair.

KOVALUSKIE, PVT. ADAM, of Shenandoah, son of Mrs. Agnes Kovaluskie, killed on Luzon, April 21, 1945.

KOWALICK, PFC. JOS., Lost Creek, son of Carl Kowalick, killed in action in China, August 18, 1944, same say as he was reported missing.

KOWALONEK, EDWARD, son of Mr. and Mrs. Bernard B. Kowalonek, Shenandoah, killed in bomber crash near Memphis, Tenn. On April 8, 1944.

KOYCAN, SGT. JOS., Brockton, son of Mr. and Mrs. Casimir Koycan, killed March 6, 1945 in Germany.

KOZLOSKY, (KOSLOW) VINCENT, son of Mrs. Mary, 34 Clay St., New Philadelphia, reported missing December 8, 1943.Officially reported as dead one year later.

KOZLOWSKI, S/SGT. JOHN C., son of Mr. and Mrs. Enoch Kozlowski, 235 Mt. Vernon St., Shenandoah, killed in plane crash near Rapid City, S.D., on June 20, 1943.

KOZIEL, SGT. JOHN, Girardville, son of Mrs. Anna Koziel, died of wounds received in Germany, June 1, 1945.

KRAEMER, MAJOR JOHN J., son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank P. Kraemer, 116 N. George St., Pottsville, killed in plane crash at Phoenix, Arizona, April 22, 1944.

KRALICK, JOSEPH L., son of Mrs. Annie Kralick, Mill and Railroad Sts., St. Clair, reported missing in raid over Hamburg, Germany, on July 25, 1943. Word received September, 1943, that he was killed in action.

KRAUSE, PFC. HAROLD, Summit Station, 19, son of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Krause, killed in Germany on February 26, 1945.

KRAUS, 2ND LIEUT. LOIS M. daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John W. Kraus, Lakeside, died at Finchaffen, New Guinea.Word received August 11, 1944.

KRAUSE, F 2/C LEONARD, Shenandoah, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Krause, previously reported missing, officially listed as dead, October 15, 1945. Was on U.S.S. Franklin.

KRELL, PVT. FLOYD, Pottsville, son of Mrs. Elsie Krell, 609 Laurel St., died in Germany, October 12, 1945.

KRELL, WARRANT OFFICER GEORGE F., son of Mr. and Mrs. George P. Krell, Tamaqua; a marine, died at Central Pacific Base on October 5, 1944.

KREMER, PFC. JACK, 20, of Schuylkill Haven, son of Mr. and Mrs. George Kremer, killed in action in Germany, April 14, 1945.

KRUPSKY, CPL. FRANK, son of Mrs. Rose Krupsky, of Graytown, killed in action in Africa, April 3, 1943.

KRYK, PFC. EDWARD, formerly of Summit Station, the brother of Sophie and Clara Kryk, Lansford, aged 18, killed in action in North Africa in May, 1943.

KUBEIKA, PFC. MICHAEL, of Arnot's Addition, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Kubeika, 349 Chestnut St., killed in Germany, November 17, 1944.

KUBILIS, PFC. JOSEPH C., Mahanoy City, son of Mrs. Anna Kubilis, previously reported missing in action in France, is now reported killed December 22, 1944.

KUCHINSKY, PFC. ALBERT, son of Mrs. Anna Kuchinsky, 249 Linden St., Minersville, killed in taxi-cab accident at Vicksburg, Miss., on October 3, 1941.

KUFROVICH, S/SGT. JOSEPH F., son of John Kufrovich, 602 W. Market St., Mahanoy City, killed in action in France on July 5, 1944.

KUHN, CPL. PAUL P., Tuscarora, son of Mr. and Mrs. Josiah Kuhn, Dutch Hill, near Tuscarora, killed in auto accident at Malden, Mo., January 21, 1945.

KUJAWSKI, PFC. ALOYSIUS L., Shenandoah, reported as missing in action in France, November 14, 1944, listed as dead by War Department.

KULKUSKY, PFC. STANLEY, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Kulkusky, of Grove St., McAdoo Heights, killed in action in France, July 30, 1944. An aunt, Miss Helen Perrin, lives in McAdoo Heights.

KUPETZ, PFC. EDWARD J., of MaryD, son of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Kupetz, Sr., killed in Germany, March 6, 1945.

KUPETZ, M/SGT. JOHN, son of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Kupetz, of MaryD, killed in motor crash enroute home from Kansas, April 6, 1944.

KUSHLICK, SGT. JOSEPH, son of Mrs. Anna Kushlick, 529 School St., Minersville, died in England, February 4, 1944.

KWAPICK, CPL. CARL A., Shenandoah, died in a hospital at Walla Walla, Wash., of leukemia, November 3, 1943.

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LAFFEY, PVT. JOSEPH, Shenandoah, son of Mrs. Margaret Laffey, formerly of Turkey Run, killed on Luzon, February 13, 1945.

LAGOWICZ, SAGT. ALEXANDER, 22, MaryD, son of Mrs. Nicholas Karnoval, killed in Italy, May 15, 1945.

LALLY, PFC. ANTHONY J., of Ashland, son of Mrs. Mary Lally, 539 Walnut St., killed in action in Belgium, January 7, 1945.

LANG, PVT. CLAYTON W., son of Mrs. Carrie Lang, 432 E. Norwegian St., Pottsville, killed in action in France, July 12, 1944.

LANTOSH, PFC. MARTIN P., 19, New York, formerly of Coaldale, killed in action May 26, 1945 in Pacific.

LASHER, PVT. CHRIS, Girardville, husband of the former Margaret Birmingham, killed February 8, 1945, on Luzon.

LEACH, PVT. MARTIN A., son of Mrs. Catherine Leach, of South Ashland, died December 4, 1944, in Germany, of wounds received on the same day. His wife is the former Mildred Faust, Ringtown.

LEHR, PFC. WILLIAM G., son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Lehr, of Ravine and husband of Dorothy Becker, Pine Grove, killed in action over Germany, September 22, 1944.

LEIBY, PVT. JACOB, son of Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Lieby, Hecla, killed in action in France, August 1, 1944.

LEINENBACH, CPL. FRANCIS, Ashland, son of Mrs. Margaret and the late Jacob Leinenbach, aged 20, killed in Germany, March 16, 1945.

LENAHAN, PFC. THOS. A., Girardville, son of Mr. and Mrs. Thos. Lenahan, killed on Okinawa, May 14, 1945.

LENGLE, PVT. ARTHUR, nephew of Milford Lengle, Paradise, R.D. 2, Pine Grove. Killed in action in France on October 13, 1944.

LENGLE, PFC. HARVEY, Pine Grove, R.D. 2, son of David and the late Mrs. Lengle, was killed in action in Germany, March 20, 1945.

LEONARD, PVT. STEPHEN J., son of Mrs. Catherine Wyerski, aged 27, Jonestown; killed in France, October 2, 1944.

LESKIE, 1/LT JOHN B., son of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Leskie, Maizeville, killed in an airplane accident in China, December 13, 1944.

LEWIS, S/SGT. IVAN C., Tower City, R.D., son of Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Lewis, Jonestown, Lebanon Co., presumed dead, after reported missing July 26, 1943 over Hanover, Germany.

LEWIS, LT. JOHN F., Philadelphia, grandson of Mrs. John Creary, Shenandoah, killed overseas. Word was received on November 6, 1944.

LEWIS, S/SGT. MILES S., son of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Lewis, of Jonestown, killed in France, July 26, 1944.

LINDENMUTH, PVT. KARL V., son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph A. Lindenmuth, 432 E. Main St., Ringtown, died in England, August 3, 1943.Had been stationed there for six months.

LINDER, PFC. EARL F., Pottsville, R.D. 3, son of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Linder, killed March 8, 1945 at Iwo Jima.

LINKEVICH, S/SGT. JOSEPH, JR., Tamaqua, killed in plane crash over India, September 5, 1945. Husband of former Florence McGhee, and father of one son.

LINS, S/SGT. LEON E., Schuylkill Haven, son of Mr. and Mrs. Francis Lins, killed over Formosa. Word received March 28, 1945.

LISKA, LT. FRANK, formerly of Coaldale, son of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Liska, Van Nuys, Calif., killed in crash of Navy plane on June 1, 1944.

LITSCH, CPL. JOSEPH, JR., Mahanoy City, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jos. Litsch, Sr., 606 E. Centre St., fatally injured at Camp Mackall, N.C., February 14, 1945.

LITWAITIS, PVT. WILLIAM, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Peter Litwaitis, Mahanoy City, killed in action on June 8, 1944.Husband of Elmeena Pescavage, Shenandoah.

LONG, G.M. 3/C LUTHER J., Auburn, son of Mr. and Mrs. Adam Long, listed as killed in action in Pacific.Word received July 19, 1945.

LONG, PVT. MILTON B., Pottsville, son of Mrs. Elizabeth Long, formerly of 319 Minersville St., killed in bomber crash at Casper, Wyo., January 18, 1945.

LONG, SGT. PAUL D., Auburn, R.D., killed in action on Okinawa, April 30, 1945. Son of Mrs. Hannah Long, Auburn, R.D.

LOTWICK, PFC. JOHN R., son of Mrs. Marion Lotwick, Mahanoy City, killed in action in France, November 7, 1944.

LOWATTI, PFC. JOHN, 25, of Mahanoy City, son of Mrs. Mary and the late Anthony Lowatti, killed in Italy, April 21, 1945.

LOWE, CAPT. ROBT., formerly of Mahanoy City, now of Sayre, killed May 26, 1945, in Ital. Son of Mr. and Mrs. James Lowe.

LOWE, 1ST/LT. WILLIAM A., son of the late Albert and Ellen, nee Breisch Lowe, formerly of Pottsville and husband of Mrs. Wm. Lowe, Schuylkill Haven, died in hospital in Louisiana, July 10, 1942.

LOYES, PFC. RICHARD, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Loyes, Union Twp., only son, killed in action in Italy, February 18, 1944.

LUCAS, T/SGT. MICHAEL J., of Lower Shaft, died of wounds, April 3, 1945. Husband of Mrs. Eleanor Lucas. Previously reported to be wounded.

LUCAS, PFC. WILMER C., son of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Lucas, Hegins, R.D., killed in action in France on July 11, 1944.

LUCAS, CPL. WILLARD J., son of Mrs. Carrie M. Lucas, Ashland, and husband of the former Marion Shuey, Gordon, killed in action on June 11, 1944. Formerly reported missing on that date.

LUCKENBILL, PFC. RAY, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Luckenbill, Sr., Market St., Auburn, killed in action in S. Pacific area.Word received September 6, 1944.

LUDWIG, CHARLES P., son of Mrs. Erma Ludwig, Harrisburg, formerly of Hegins R.D., killed in action December 3, 1942.

LUTZ. 2/LIEUT. CHARLES, 26, Reading, formerly of Tamaqua, son of Mr. and Mrs. Edw. Lutz, died of wounds; no date or place given.Word received April 13, 1945.

LUTZ, WILLIAM H., A.O.M., 1/C, Mahanoy City, lost his life on the “Bunker Hill”, May 11, 1945.

LUTZKANIN, PFC. SAMUEL, a brother of Peter Lutzkanin, of 102 Cherry St., St. Clair, killed in action in Italy on July 20, 1944.

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MACHEESE, PFC. ALVIN, Girardville, son of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Macheese, killed in action in France on January 21, 1945.

MACKEY, 1/LT SHERIDAN, son of Adam Mackey, Market St., Cumbola, killed in action in France on August 28, 1944.Formerly reported missing.

MADARA, CPL. WILLIAM, Pottsville, son of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Madara, Mauch Chunk St., lost life by drowning while in action in Italy, April 30, 1945.

MADOCHICK, CPL. JOSEPH, of McAdoo, son of Mrs. Mary Madochick, killed in Germany, March 5, 1945.

MAKARCYZYK, CPL. VINCENT J., son of Mr. and Mrs. William Makarczyk, 169 Schuylkill Ave., Shenandoah Heights, missing in France since June 6, 1944. Later reported to have died the same day.

MAKOWSKI, PFC. ANTHONY C., Gilberton, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Makowski, Main St., died on January 21, 1945, of wounds received in Luxembourg.

MAKSYNCHOCK, PFC. WALTER, Girardville, son of Mrs. Mary Maksynchock, died while Jap prisoner. Word received August 31, 1945.

MALEY, PVT. JAMES E., 30, Shenandoah, son of Mrs. Elizabeth Maley, New York St., killed in France, October 1, 1945, in motor vehicle accident.

MALLAMS, LT. DELBERT, U.S. N. R., son of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Mallams, 1200 Market St., Ashland, killed in action in Italy.Entered service September 11, 1942, soon after passing state medical examinations. Word of his death received February 5, 1944.

MALLICK, PVT. STEPHEN, son of Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Mallick, 26 N. Nice St., Frackville, killed in action in Burma theatre of war on June 5, 1944.

MALUKIEWICZ, JOSEPH, son of Stephen Malukiewicz, 10 N. Gilbert St., Shenandoah, killed in action, May 6, 1943.

MANGO, LIEUT. CARL, Mahanoy Plane, husband of Mrs. Mae Furlong Mango, killed in action December 14, 1944.Was taken prisoner at fall of Bataan, believed killed trying to escape.

MANTZ, SGT. JOHN, son of Mr. and Mrs. Claude Mantz, S. Tamaqua, killed in action in France on August 23, 1944.

MANUEL, PFC. WILLIAM A., JR., Pottsville, 29, son of Mr. and Mrs. William A. Manuel, 330 E. Norwegian St., listed as killed, after reported missing in action in France, November 27, 1944.

MARCH, CPL. MEYER T., son of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel March, 322 N. Third St., Pottsville, killed in action in France.

MARSHALL, S/SGT. CLARENCE R., formerly of Mahanoy City, son of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Marshall, Sr., now of Philadelphia, killed over France, March 20, 1945.

MARTIN, PFC. PAUL J., aged 23, son of Mrs. Fred Martin, Coaldale, lost when Japanese freighter, carrying American prisoners, was sunk off Mindanao Island, September 7, 1944. Word received February 23, 1945.

MARTIN, CPL. ROY H., JR., of Mechanicsville, son of Mr. and Mrs. Roy H. Martin, killed in Southwest Pacific, February 23, 1945.

MATEYKO, GEORGE, Duncott, brother of John Mateyko, lost at sea, April 27, 1943.

MATLESKA, MICHAEL AMM 3/C, Duncott, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Matleska, killed by a truck near his home on February 6, 1945, as he came home on leave.

MATULAVAGE, PFC. LEONARD, 27, Mahanoy City, killed in action January 3, 1945, in Belgium. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Stiney Matulavage.

MATULIS, ELMER, son of Mrs. Mary Matulis, 227 Oak St., Minersville, killed in plane crash. Word received May 2, 1943. Body recovered May 27, 1943. He was a radioman and a bombadier.

MATZ, PFC. PAUL, son of Fred Matz, Barnesville, killed in action in France, November 10, 1944.

MAURER, TORP. 1/C KENNETH, Klingerstown, son of Mr. and Mrs. Howard Maurer, killed in battle for Rynkyn on destroyer Halligan.Word received May 23, 1945.

MAYER, S/SGT. FRANK A., son of Mrs. Flossie Mayer, Valley View. Officially reported to have been killed in action in France on November 9, 1944.Word received by a sister, Mrs. John Maurer, Jr., of Tremont.

McANDREWS, S/SGT. GEORGE, Edgewood, son of Mrs. Minnie McAndrews of Tamaqua, died of knee infection in German prison camp.Word received March 9, 1945.

McCAFFREY, COXSWAIN JAS. FRANCIS, 22, son of Mrs. Kathryn McCaffrey, 500 Laurel St., Pottsville. Met death by accidental drowning December 3, 1944, in the Pacific Ocean.

McGILL, PFC. JOHN J., son of Mr. and Mrs. Vincent McGill, 531 W. Spruce St., Mahanoy City, killed in action in Italy, February 2, 1944.

McGINLEY, PVT. THOMAS G., Ashland, died in England, April 13, 1944.

McGOLDRICK, PVT. THOMAS J., Tuscarora, 22, son of Mrs. Esther Tuite, Tuscarora, previously reported missing, now listed as killed in action, November 15, 1944, in Germany.

McGRATH, CPL. MARTIN, of Frackville, nephew of Mrs. Mary Donnelly, killed on board Japanese vessel when it was torpedoed May 20, 1944.

McGUIRE, 1/LT ELIZABETH, formerly of Pottsville, killed in plane crash in Mississippi, February, 1944.

McHUGH, S/SGT. JAMES R., son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Michael McHugh, Coaldale, killed in action in France on July 20, 1944.

McHUGH, PVT. JOHN J., Shenandoah, son of Mrs. Ellen McHugh, 1211 W. Centre St., Shenandoah, killed in action in France, January 7, 1945.

McLAUGHLIN, MAJ. L.G., 507 Centre St., Ashland, died of wounds received in action in France on June 20, 1944.

McLAUGHLIN, SGT. FRANCIS E., son of Mr. and Mrs. Thos. McLaughlin, Connerton, husband of Mrs. Francis McLaughlin, 313 W. Cherry St., Shenandoah. Reported missing November 11, 1943 in N. Africa, officially declared dead May, 1944.

McLAUGHLIN, CPL. MANUS, of Coaldale, killed in Germany in March, 1945.

McLAUGHLIN, PVT. THOMAS, son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas McLaughlin, Sr., of 3 N. Spencer St., Frackville, killed in action on July 3, 1944, in France.

McMURTRIE, ENSIGN FRANCIS, son of Dr. and Mrs. Wm. J. McMurtrie, Merion, formerly of Ashland, listed as dead after being reported missing since July, 1944m, while a pilot of a torpedo bomber lost in the Pacific.

MEDWICK, SGT. PETER, son of Mrs. Mary and the late George Medwick, 92 McKinley St., Mahanoy City, killed in action in France, September 18, 1944.

MEHLBAUM, RAYMOND, Centralia, declared dead.Was reported missing while on board Indianapolis sunk July 30, 1945 in Pacific. Wife resides in Reading.

MELINCAVAGE, S 2/C RAYMOND, Duncott, son of Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Melincavage, killed in service of country, according to word received January 29, 1945.

MELKONICH, S/SGT. JOHN, St. Clair, son of Mrs. Veronica Melkonich, killed in action in Germany, November 30, 1944.

MELUSKY, SGT. PETER G., husband of Mrs. Violet Melusky, 113 N. Ferguson St., Shenandoah, killed in action in Germany, November 29, 1944.

MENDINSKY, CPL. MICHAEL, Gilberton, son of Mrs. Fannie Mendinsky, killed April 30, 1945, somewhere in Germany.

MENDLER, 1/LIEUT. JAMES, Ashland, reported killed May 19, 1944, on Mt. Casino, Italy, after being reported missing on that date.Son of Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Mendler.

MENGLE, CPL. RUSSELL H., son of Mr. and Mrs. John Mengle, of 9 Eaton St., Schuylkill Haven, killed in action in France on July 25, 1944.

MEREDITH, HOWARD L., adopted son of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Sharpe, Primrose, word received November 23, 1942 that he was killed in action at Guadalcanal.

MEROLD, WARRANT OFFICER LAWRENCE E., son of Mrs. Victoria Merold, Arlington, Va., formerly of Tower City, killed in action in N. Africa, May 13, 1943.

MEROOK, JOHN P., brother of Mrs. Anthony Dziadosz, 438 W. Mahanoy St., Mahanoy City, died in naval hospital, Phila., May 11, 1944.

MERVINE, LT. ARTHUR JR., formerly of Donaldson, had lived in Phila., killed in plane crash at camp, November 12, 1943.

MESSERSCHMIDT, SGT. HAROLD O., son of Mr. and Mrs. Cyrus Messerschmidt, of Grier City, killed in action in France, September 17, 1944.

MEYERS, PFC. ROBERT K., son of Mr. and Mrs. John Meyers , Broadway, Schuylkill Haven, injured in motor accident after returning from active service in connection with the invasion of Africa on July 11, 1943 and died July 12, 1943. Married to former Violet Dellago.

MEYER, SGT. WILLIAM, 23, Brooklyn, formerly of Ashland, brother of Mrs. Joseph Metzinger, Ashland, and son of John Meyer, killed in plane crash in Maine, April 1945.

MEYERS, PFC. ARCHIE, Tamaqua, son of Frank P. Meyers, died of wounds on Luzon, April 20, 1945. Wife resides in Reading.

MEYERS, CPL. NATHAN, Pottsville, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Meyers, 807 W. Race St., killed on Luzon, April 8, 1945.

MEYRICK, PVT. EARL J., son of Mrs. Geo. Finnegan, 11 N. West St., Shenandoah, died at Camp Sibert, Ala., February 16, 1943.

MICKELONEY, S/SGT. TULLIO, step-son of Mrs. Romano Mickeloney, Sheppton, killed in action in France, July 26, 1944.

MIKOLAITIS, S/SGT. EDMUND, husband of Mrs. Eleanor Mikolaitis, Turkey Run, who was reported missing in action over Germany, had been killed in action on August 16, 1944. Word received December 4, 1944.

MILLAN, SGT. MICHAEL, 28, son of Mrs. Stephen Millan, Laurel St., Minersville, killed in action in France on November 8, 1944.

MILLER, JUNIOR FRANKLIN, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Miller, Donaldson, died of wounds received in action. Word received November 23, 1943.

MILLER, COXSWAIN HAROLD L., son of Charles K. and Pruella Miller, Donaldson, died of injuries sustained in auto accident January 9, 1942, at Pottsville Hospital. He was a survivor of the Wasp.

MILLER, PFC. JOHN S., son of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Miller, Millersville, near Ashland. Killed in action in France on November 11, 1944.

MILLER, CPL. JOHN JOS., Gilberton, son of Mrs. Pauline Miller, Quality Hill, Gilberton, killed on Okinawa, June 20, 1945.

MILLER, PVT. JOSEPH, Lansford, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry A. Miller, formerly reported missing in action in Germany, February 15, 1945, now reported killed on March 15, 1945.

MILLER, KENNETH, son of Gordon A. and the late Laura Singley Miller, Washington, D.C., formerly of Pottsville, died of injuries at Camp Roberts, Calif., September 4, 1943. He was a nephew of Mrs. Robert Gottschall.

MILLER, SGT. MEYER, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Miller, of Minersville, former grid captain; killed in action in Germany, September 27, 1944.

MILLER, PFC. VERNON, 27, of Reynolds, husband of Mrs. Mabel Warner Miller, Grier City, and son of Mrs. Edward Miller, killed in Germany, April 6, 1945.

MILLER, CHIEF PETTY OFFICER WILLIAM, son of Mrs. Sadie Miller, 533 Morris St., Frackville, missing in action.Word received April 26, 1944.Officially pronounced dead.

MINNICHBACH, PFC. LESLIE T., son of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. S. Minnichbach, Zerbe, killed with marines in S. Pacific. Word received August 1944.

MISKAVAGE, Y 3/C ANTHONY E., Mahanoy City, son of Mrs. Peter Miskavage, killed in action in Pacific. Word received April 20, 1945.

MISUNAS, T/5 ANTHONY, Frackville, 27, son of Mrs. Eva Misunas, Col., and husband of former Mary Harvest, S. Nice St., Frackville, killed in Germany April 13, 1945.

MITCHELL, PVT. GEPRGE, of Schuylkill Haven, husband of the former Eleanor Brown, Lincoln St., Schuylkill Haven, and son of Joseph Mitchell, Minersville, killed in action in France, February 4, 1945.

MOCK, PVT. GEORGE F., Tamaqua, killed in S. Pacific.Word received July 31, 1943.

MOCK, CPL. JAMES R., 22, Tamaqua, son of Mr. and Mrs. Rhoads Mock, killed in Okinawa, April 18, 1945.

MOLLICK, PFC. MICHAEL J., Buck Run, killed in accidental explosion at Tenn., August 9, 1943.

MONAHAN, PVT. FRANK J., son of James and Mary Jones Monahan, St. Clair. Killed in action in France November 21, 1944.Word received December 5 by mother , now living in Philadelphia.

MONSULICK, CHAS., FLIGHT OFFICER, son of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Monsulick, Willow Lake, killed on routine flight maneuver at Casper, Wyoming, April 13, 1944.

MOONEY, PVT. JOHN J., son of Mrs. Margaret Mooney, 205 Walnut St., Ashland, killed in action, January 12, 1943.

MORAN, T/SGT. JAMES L., brother of Mrs. Marion Reilly, of Pottsville, killed by train at Florida, May 20, 1943.

MORAN, PVT. THOMAS J., son of the late Michael and Mary Moran, E. Main St., Girardville, killed in action in France on June 24, 1944.

MORAVEK, PVT. JOSEPH, son of Mr. and Mrs. Martin Moravek, 136 W. Ridge St., Coaldale, killed in action, August 5, 1944.

MORGAN, SEAMAN DAVID, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Morgan, lost his life in the Atlantic.

MORRIS, PFC. WILLIAM J., Centralia, 20, son of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Morris, S. Meyers St., killed in Southern France, September 1, 1944.

MORSE, PVT. JAMES, 18, formerly of Donaldson, son of Mrs. Ellen Morse Dobmeir, Philadelphia, killed in Germany, March 18, 1945.

MOSHER, PFC. CHESTER, son of M. H. Mosher, Cressona, killed in France on June 22, 1944.

MOYER, PFC. ALLEN S., son of Wm. And Stella Moyer, Orwigsburg R.D., killed in Germany September 16, 1944.

MOYER, PVT. MARTIN V., husband of Mrs. Mildred Hafer Moyer, of Drehersville, killed in action in Germany, after having been previously reported missing, October 10, 1944.

MOYER, PFC. PHILIP J., Frackville, son of Mrs. Lillian M. Moyer, killed in Germany, May 26, 1945.

MUCHA, S/SGT. GEORGE, son of Mrs. Mary Mucha, 324 S. Middle St., Frackville, killed in action over France on June 7, 1944.

MULROY, S/SGT EDWARD F., Pottsville, son of Martin J. and late Gertrude McGlone Mulroy, formerly of E. Market St., killed in Italy, April 14, 1945.

MURDOCK, PFC. CHARLES J., Frackville, grandson of Mrs. Anna Daniels, 202 N. Nice St., killed in action on December 2, 1944 in Luxembourg.

MURPHY, S 1/C, JAMES PAUL, Heckscherville, son of Mrs. Margaret Murphy, Germantown, Phila., listed as having died March 19, 1945 when Franklin aircraft carrier was hit by Jap planes.

MYERS, LT. ROBERT E., son of Rev. and Mrs. W.E. Myers, 122 W. Broad St., Tamaqua, killed in action in Italy on June 1, 1944.

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NAMOTKIEWICZ, WT 3/C VINCENT, Minersville, son of Stanley Namotkiewicz, Pine Hill St., is listed as dead, August 1945, after being missing aboard a ship in the Pacific.

NAVRATIL, S/SGT. JOSEPH, son of Mrs. Mary Navratil, E. Early St., Coaldale, killed in action in North Africa on February 19, 1943.

NAYDOCK, S/SGT. SAMUEL, son of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Naydock, 234 N. Balliet St., Frackville, a bombardier, reported missing in action in N. Africa, April 28, 1943. Officially listed as dead September 1943.

NEIFERT, PFC. HOWARD, Coaldale, son of Mrs. George Neifert, formerly of Summit Hill, killed in action in Germany, December 11, 1944.

NEMETH, PFC. FRANK, a Marine, son of Mrs. Mary Nemeth, of Morea, killed in action December 28, 1943.

NEY, SGT. PAUL J., Valley View, son of Mrs. Carrie Ney and the late Victor Ney, and husband of Mrs. Paul Ney, Phila., died of wounds in Germany, May 23, 1945.

NEYER, PVT. ROBERT, son of Irvin L. Neyer, formerly of Pottsville, now of Pottstown, killed in action in France, August 6, 1944.

NEYER, RUSSEL T., son of late Charles and Elizabeth Kauterman Neyer, Schuylkill Haven, killed in Africa campaign.Word received August 1943.Killed while bringing supplies to front.

NOCKET, FRANK, of Greytown, drowned while swimming at Baltimore, Md., June 12,1943.

NOONAN, 2/LT MARK, 28, son of Mrs. Anna Noonan, Mahanoy City, killed in an aircraft crash on December 29, 1944, in the Middle Eastern Theatre.

NOVAK, PAUL, son of Mr. and Mrs. George Novak, 104 Sunbury St., Minersville, died in hospital in North Carolina, April 11, 1943.

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O'BRIEN, PFC. EDWARD J., Mt. Carbon, son of Mrs. Mary E. and the late Michael J. O'Brien, formerly of St. Clair, killed in Philippines, March 20, 1945. Wife of the former Margaret Shober, R.N.

OCHS, PVT. WILLIAM, brother of Adam Ochs, Minersville, killed in action on Anzio Beach on April 20, 1944.

ODEITUS, PVT. WALTER, foster son of Mrs. Tillie Klimas, 432 E. Lloyd St., Shenandoah, died in action in France on July 7, 1944.

O'DONNELL, M.M. 2/C BERNARD P., formerly of Coaldale, son of Mrs. Mary O'Donnell, Philadelphia, killed in action in Saipan, according to word received November 28, 1944.

O'DONNELL, PVT. JOHN A., son of Mr. and Mrs. John O'Donnell, 730 Brock St., Ashland, drowned in Australia, July 1, 1942.

O'DONNELL, JOHN J., McAdoo, killed in action.

OGRODNIK, SGT. TED, son of Mrs. Sophie Ogrodnik, 324 Cherry St., Shenandoah, reported missing since February 4, 1943.Officially listed as dead by Polish Air Force in England, October, 1943.

OGRODNIK, STANLEY J., a member of the SeeBees, son of Mrs. Sophie Ogrodnik, Shenandoah, died in U.S. Naval Hospital, Jacksonville, Fla. He had been stationed at Fort Pearce, Fla.

OLSHALSKY, PVT. STEPHEN, 21, Frackville, son of Stephen and Anna Olshalsky, killed in Germany, March 27, 1945. O'NEIL, PFC. JOSEPH A., son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph O'Neil, 529 Walnut St., Ashland, died in Southwest Pacific, October 11, 1943.

O'NEILL, PFC. GEORGE W., son of Mr. and Mrs. Geo. O'Neill, 319 W. Arlington St., Shenandoah, reported missing in France July 27, 1944, officially listed as dead in September.

ORGANIS, PFC. JOHN, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Organis, Sr., McAdoo, killed in Southern France, August 15, 1944.

ORIS, PVT. GEORGE, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Oris, New Boston. Word received October 31, 1941 that he was killed at Curzon, Canal Zone.

ORTH, LIEUT. EARL J., Locust Dale, killed in Italy, May 16, 1944. reported missing over Germany (sic)

OST, 2/LIEUT. HENRY C., JR., Pottsville, son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Ost, and husband of former Ethel Fox, killed in Germany, April 1, 1945.

OSSANNA, CPL. ALBERT, Coaldale, son of Mrs. Ella Ossanna, killed in action in Germany, March 16, 1945.

OSWALD, CPL. ANTHONY, brother of Mrs. Joseph Petosky, formerly of Coaldale, now of Austin, Texas, drowned in Florida, May 17, 1943.

OZALAS, PFC. CHAS. J., son of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Ozalas, 10 Clay St., New Philadelphia, killed in action in France, August 19, 1944.

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PADELSKY, ENS. VICTOR, 25, Minersville, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jos. Podelsky; killed in plane crash overseas.Word received April 29, 1945.

PALEK, S 1/C BERNARD PAUL, Lower Wm. Penn., son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Palek, previously reported missing, now known to have been killed.Word received January 10, 1945.

PANCHISION, MM1/C MICHAEL F., Frackville, died of injuries received in auto accident near Joliet, Mo., July, 1945, while on a bond tour. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Panchision.

PAPARAZO, PVT. VICTOR, son of Veto and Yolanda Paparazo, of Prospect St., Pottsville; killed in Germany, October 14, 1944.

PARRY, S/SGT. Joseph V., Palo Alto, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Parry, 24 Cadbury St., presumed dead September 1945, after being reported missing over Germany, August 24, 1944.

PARULAS, PVT. ANTHONY J., son of Mrs. Veronica Parulas, 622 W. Center St., Mahanoy City, killed in action in France on July 25, 1944.

PASLESKY, MICHAEL, son of Andrew Paslesky, 12 S. Gilbert St., Shenandoah, reported missing in Hawaii, December 7, 1941, officially listed as dead, February 9, 1942.

PATTERSON, PFC. CHAS., son of late Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Patterson, Port Carbon, killed in France, August 17, 1944.

PAUL, SGT. JACK, son of Mrs. Olive Paul, Seven Stars, near Schuylkill Haven, reported missing in N. African area, April 30, 1943.Listed as dead March 3, 1944.

PAWALKIS, SGT. LEONARD, formerly of Shenandoah, died at Station Hospital, Gulfport, Miss., from injuries sustained in fall.Died February 3, 1945.

PECUNAS, SGT. WILLIAM, Kelayres, husband of former Ellen Kochinsky, Sheppton, killed in action in France, December 9, 1944.

PEEL, SGT. CHARLES J., of Schuylkill Haven, son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Peel, previously reported missing, killed in Germany, November 4, 1944.

PELARCICK, PFC. JOHN, Mahanoy City, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Pelarcick, 404 W. South St., Mahanoy City, husband of former Margaret Fesak, Coatesville, died February 4, 1945, of wounds received in France, January 29, 1945.

PELLISH, John JR., son of Mr. and Mrs. John Pellish, Llewellyn Road, died in plane crash at Will Rogers Field, Okla., May 12, 1942.

PENN, SGT. WILLIAM, formerly of Pottsville, wife residing in Reiffton, near Reading, killed on February 21, 1945 in Germany.

PERHONITCH, PFC. JOHN, McAdoo, son of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Perhonitch, 22 S. Logan St., killed in Germany, December 26, 1944.

PETERITAS, S/SGT. WM. P., son of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Peteritas, 204 S. Broad Mt. Ave., Frackville, missing in European area, February 26, 1943. Officially listed as dead, March 10, 1944.

PETCAVAGE, PHAR. M. LEONARD, 26, Mahanoy City, with the Merchant Marine, died at Locust Mt. Hospital, June 21, 1945 after being stricken ill suddenly. Son of Mrs. Mildred and late Alex Petcavage.

PENGRIN, WASSIL, son of Mr. and Mrs. Pengrin, Mahanoy Plane, killed in action in Italy, Nov. 13, 1943.

PEOWIE, CPL. ALBERT, Girardville, son of Mrs. Agnes M. Halbe, Girardville, formerly reported missing in action, killed on Corregidor, April 12, 1945.

PEREGRIN, S/SGT. ANDREW, Mahanoy City, asphyxiated with wife and infant daughter by gas from leaking main, November 16, 1942.

PERINI, PFC. LOUIS J., son of Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Perini, 238 Lloyd St., Shenandoah, killed in action in Italy on June 3, 1944.

PETCAVAGE, ALBERT W., Mahanoy City, killed in action in Italy on February 8, 1944.

PETROSKY, SEAMAN PETER P., formerly of Middleport, son of late Mr. and Mrs. John Petrosky, died September 9, 1944, in Warne Hospital from head injury sustained on ship in battle.

PETRUCKA, 2/LT. PAUL, son of Mrs. Martin Petrucka, 334 W. Centre St., Mahanoy City, a Marine, killed in action November 1942.

PETRUSH, PVT. JOHN, son of John Petrush, New Philadelphia, who made his home with uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. Michael Petrush, Middleport, died at Walter Reed Hospital, May 31, 1943.

PETTIJOHN, S/SGT. CECIL J., of Stockton, Kas., husband of the former Mary Foley of Palo Alto, killed in action in France, August 8,1944.

PFLUEGER, S/SGT. WILBERT, son of Mrs. Sadie and the late Jerry Pflueger, 230 N. Tenth St., Pottsville, killed in plane crash at Nadzab, New Guinea on August 1, 1944.

PHILLIPS, CPL. HARRY, son of Mrs. Margaret Phillips, 513 Lloyd St. Shenandoah, missing in plane crash over Tiger Lake, Fla., on July 11, 1944. His body was discovered on July 14, 1944, and burial took place from Shenandoah.

PHILLIPS, PVT. IVAN R., son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Phillips, 491 W. Columbia St., Schuylkill Haven, killed in action in France on June 16, 1944.

PIELACHA, PFC. STANLEY, 21, Forrestville, son of Mrs. John Pielacha, killed in action in Italy, November 15, 1943.

PIACINE, SGT. LOUIS D., 23, son of Mrs. Anna Piacine, Palo Alto, killed in action in Germany, December 1, 1944.

PIERI, CAPT. FRANCIS, husband of Adele Lynch Pieri, Mahanoy City, killed in action in France, August 22, 1944.

PINKUS, PFC. AUGUSTUS E., son of late August and Margaret Pinkus and brother of Miss Bertha Pinkus, St. Clair, died of wounds in S. Pacific. Word received in August 1944.

PIROC, SGT. JOHN J., son of Mrs. Julie Surminski, former resident of 503 W. Atlantic St., Shenandoah, now of Chester, killed in action in Italy, December 14, 1943.

PLEVA, GUNNERS MATE 3/C STANLEY, 25, son of Stanley W. Pleva, Schaeffers Hill, Minersville, killed in naval action on submarine, August 24, 1942.

POLINSKY, PVT. MICHAEL, of Frackville, son of John Polinsky, previously reported missing in the European area on July 13, 1944, now reported killed. Word received March 2, 1945.

POLINSKY, PVT. PETER, Frackville, formerly reported missing in action, now declared killed on Iwo Jima, March 9, 1945.Son of Mrs. Ella Polinsky.

POLOSKY, PVT. JOHN C., son of Mr. and Mrs. August Polosky, Fountain Springs, killed in action in Italy, July 7, 1944.

POPOVICH, CPL. GEORGE, son of Mrs. Eliz. and the late Michael Popovich, Branchdale, killed in France on September 8, 1944.

PORAMBO, PFC. STANLEY, of Lansford, 23, son of Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Porambo, Sr., killed in action on German soil.Word received Frebruary28, 1945.

POST, PFC. JAMES F., son of Mrs. Catherine Post, 430 E. Pine St., Mahanoy City, killed in France on July 26, 1944.His wife is the former Voila Tanner, Tamaqua.

POST, PFC. JOHN B., 21, St. Clair, son of Mr. and Mrs. Aloysius Post, killed on Okinawa, June 5, 1945.

POSSESSKY, PVT. FRANCIS, Shenandoah, husband of Mrs. Francis Possessky, and son of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Possessky, Ringtown, killed on Okinawa, May 17, 1945.

POSTUPACK, CPL. NICK A., son of Mr. and Mrs. Alex Postupack, Fifth St., Kelayres, killed in action in France, July 15, 1944.

POTTS, JOHN, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Potts, Primrose, lost off Iceland when Coast Guard cutter, Alexander Hamilton, was sunk, February 18, 1942.

POWLEY, CPL. GEORGE, son of Mr. and Mrs. George Powley, Sr., New Philadelphia, died at Indiantown Gap Hospital, Friday, August 2, 1944, of injuries received when he was hit by an auto.

PRAHAR, CPL. MICHAEL, New Ringgold, R.D., 21, son of John Prahar, killed in action in Germany, March 15, 1945.

PRANIS, PFC. ALBERT J., son of Joseph Pranis, 602 W. South St., Mahanoy City, killed in action August 10, 1944, in France.

PRETE, 2/LT. FRANK A., Shenandoah, son of Mr. and Mrs. Casimo Prete; husband of Mary Prete, killed in airplane crash near Sweetwater, Tex., April 13, 1945.

PRIGGINS, SGT. MICHAEL, Coaldale, son of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Priggins, died of wounds in Germany, March 21, 1945.

PROBITION, PVT. JOHN, son of John and Mary Probition, Morea, killed in action in Germany, October 14, 1944.

PROCUDA, PFC. NICHOLAS, son of Stephen Procuda, Mahanoy Plane, drowned while on maneuvers at Camp Adair, Oregon.Word received August 9, 1943.

PROPPER, PVT. PAUL, formerly of Tower City, died in Africa, June 26, 1943, in an accident.

PRYCIAK, SGT. THEODORE M., 21, son of William and Anna Pryciak, Morea, killed while with the Infantry in France, November 17, 1944. Word received December 6, 1944.

PUGH, PFC. THOMAS E., Pottsville, youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. Peter P. Pugh, 1421 W. Market St., killed in action in Belgium, January 9, 1945.

PUKAS, PFC. HERBERT, Minersville, 27, husband of Mrs. Beatrice Pukas, 308 Laurel St., Minersville, listed as dead after being reported missing Christmas Day, 1944, in European area.Word received in March 1945.

PUKAVAGE, S/SGT. ALBERT F., Shenandoah, son of Mrs. Beatrice Pukavage, killed in Germany, April 11, 1945.

PURCELL, S/SGT. THOMAS, nephew of Margaret Purcell, Tremont, killed in action in Burma, April 17, 1944.

PYTKO, S/SGT. STANLEY J., of Buck Run, son of Anthony and Helen Pytko, killed in action in Germany, October 6, 1944; formerly reported missing.

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QUINN, S/SGT. JAMES F., Girardville, brother of Francis Quinn, Preston Hill, Girardville, formerly reported missing in Italy, October 17, 1944, now listed as dead on the same day.

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RADEL, PFC. ROBERT R., son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Radel, 135 S. Broad St. Williamstown, died in Japanese prison camp, May 21, 1943.

RAFFERTY, CAPTAIN JOSEPH, son of P.J. Rafferty, Scranton, and husband of Ellen Monahan, Mill Creek, killed in action in France on June 6, 1944.

RAJNIC, PVT. ANDREW, Coaldale, son of Mrs. Theresa Huk, 159 First St., killed in action over India, September 17, 1944.

RANIERI, PFC. DANIEL (GATO), son of George Ranieri, Girardville, died at Marine Base, Quantico, Va., after several days illness, October 22, 1944.

RATTIGAN, 2/ LT. JOHN A., son of Postmaster James and Mrs. James H. Rattigan, 1927 W. Market St., this city, missing in action in Central Pacific since December 18, 1943. Officially listed as dead, March 14, 1944.

RAPALADICS, PFC. VICTOR J., son of Mrs. Tessie A. Rapaladics, formerly of Pottsville, now of Reading, killed in France, August 13, 1944.

RARING, LIEUT. JOHN, Pottsville, son of Mr. and Mrs. Carl V. Raring, presumed dead June 1945, after being reported missing over Germany, May 1944.

RAYESKY, S/SGT. VINCENT S., Minersville, 24, son of Mrs. Cecelia Rayesky, reported missing in action in Germany, November 29, 1944.

READ, LT. THOMAS, son of Mr. and Mrs. Elkins Read, 525 Mahantongo St., Pottsville, missing in action after flight over Germany August 12. Listed as dead, word having been received November 3, 1943. Was co-pilot on Flying Fortress.

READING, T/SGT. WARREN C., St. Clair, son of Irvin and the late Margaret, nee Swank, Reading, killed in action on Leyte in Philippines, November 21, 1944.

REAGAN, CAPT. THOMAS, Lost Creek, son of Mrs. Mary and the late Frank Reagan, killed in action in Germany, March 19, 1945.

REBER, CPL. NORMAN, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joel Reber, Pleasant Valley, Pinegrove R.D., killed in action July, 1944.

REDCLIFFE, PFC. W. FRANKLIN, husband of Mrs. Ellen Redcliffe, Berwick, killed in action, September 18, 1944.Formerly of Maple Hill.

REED, SGT. JOHN R., 28, Arnout's Addition, St. Clair, killed in Germany, July 12, 1944, son of Mr. and Mrs. Oliver A. Reed, Middleport, and husband of Anna Vananski.

REED, ROY W. J., son of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Reed, Spring Glen, missing in action in Sicily since July 10, 1943.Letter confirmed death in September.Officially listed as dead November 12, 1943.

REED, PVT. WM. B., son of Mr. and Mrs. John H. Reed, 41 Mifflin St., Pinegrove, died of injuries received in aircraft accident in Caribbean.

REEVES, EARL T., aged 24, son of Mrs. Clara Reeves, Delano; died September 15, 1944 in a hospital in France. Was wounded September 14.

REH, 2/LT MILDRED, Ashland, Army Nurse, killed at Tampa, Fla., July 11, 1944.

REHRER, PFC. CLARK A., son of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Rehrer, Oak Grove, killed in France, August 1, 1944.

REHRIG, SGT. CLAYTON C., son of Mrs. Elsie Rehrig and husband of Mrs. Hilda Cairns Rehrig, of 620 Pierce St., Pottsville, killed in action in France, July 18, 1944.

REHNERT, PVT. ALBERT L., JR., son of Mr. and Mrs. Albert L. Rehnert, Sr., of Ashland, R.D. 1, killed in action in France, August 2, 1944. Married to Gladys A. Dietrick, Ashland, R.D.

REILLY, PFC. RICHARD L., son of John and Edith Reilley, Palo Alto; killed in action in France, October 23, 1944. He was with the Infantry.

REINERT, PFC. CHARLES, husband of Mrs. Hilda Reinert, and son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Reinert, Sr., 222 Railroad St., Tamaqua, killed in action in France, November 8, 1944.

RENNINGER, PVT. NORMAN, son of Mr. and Mrs. Norman Renninger, Zerbe, killed in action in France, July 27, 1944.

RENO, PVT. JOSEPH, paratrooper, son of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Reno, of Jonestown, killed in action in Holland, September 21, 1944.

REYNOLDS, PFC. CHAS., Saint Clair, 29, husband of the former Rita Carroll, and son of Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Reynolds, Sr., Phila., killed in action in Germany, February 22, 1945.

RHODES, PVT. BERNARD L., son of Mrs. Irvin Raybuck, 519 S. Centre St., Pottsville, died of wounds received in France on July 11, 1944.

RHOADES, PVT. ROBERT C., 26, son of Robert and Ruth Rhoades, Phoenix Park, R.D.; was killed in Germany, November 27, 1944.Husband of Irene Gwyther, of Phoenix Park.

RICH, T/5 NICHOLAS M., son of Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas Rich, Sr., of 1104 E. Centre St., Mahanoy City, killed in action on July 10, 1944, on Saipan.

RIEGAL, 1/LIEUT. LAWRENCE W., Port Carbon, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Riegel, declared dead as of September 11, 1944, when aircraft was attacked over Germany.

RICHELDERFER, LIEUT. ROBERT, formerly of Pottsville, and Tamaqua, killed April 23, 1945, in Italy. Son of Mrs. Paul Richelderfer of Hummelstown.

ROARK, SGT. JAMES, son of James Roark, formerly of St. Clair, now living in Baltimore, Md. Killed in N. Africa, April 7, 1943.

ROBBINS, PVT. JAMES H., son of Mr. and Mrs. George Robbins, formerly of Pottsville, killed in action accident at Laurel, Md., May 26, 1941.

ROBERTSON, MAJ. MELVIN J., Lindenhurst, L.I., formerly of St. Clair, son of Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Robertson, and grandson of John W. Reese, St. Clair, killed in action over Germany, March 2, 1945.

ROEDER, PFC. EUGENE P., of Schuylkill Haven, son of Mr. and Mrs. Rufus Roeder, 483 W. Columbia St., killed on Luzon, January, 15, 1945.

ROEDER, CAPT. ROBERT E., son of Mrs. Cora and the late Joseph Roeder, Summit Station, formerly reported missing in Italy.September 28, 1944, now reported killed on that date.

ROGERS, PVT. CLYDE, of East Mines, killed in France on July 16, 1944. Brother of Mrs. Emma Lipshaw, St. Clair.

ROGERS, PVT. MICHAEL, son of late Wm. and Margt. Rogers, of Ft. Springs, formerly of Gilberton. Missing in N. African area since August 3, 1943.Listed as dead, November 12, 1943.

ROHRER, PVT. WILLIAM, McAdoo Heights, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Rohrer, with the Marines, killed on Iwo Jima, February 23, 1945.

ROMBERGER, S/SGT. DONALD J., Pinegrove, R.D. 2, son of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Romberger, killed in action in Germany, November 26, 1944, formerly reported missing.

ROSETTA, S/SGT. CHAS. A., Minersville, son of Mrs. Elizabeth Rosetta; killed in Germany, April 17, 1945.

ROSKOSKY, SGT. JOHN J., of New Phila., son of Mr. and Mrs. Julia Roskosky, New Phila., killed in Germany, March 3, 1945.

RUDY, MICHAEL, son of Mrs. Elisa and late John Rudy, MaryD, killed in accident at Camp Davis, N.C., May 9, 1944.

RUSIN, CPL. WALTER, 22, Shenandoah, husband of the former Barbara Long, killed on first combat flight on Guam, April 16, 1945.

RUSNOCK, PFC. Stephen G., McAdoo Heights, son of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Rusnock, killed in action on Luzon, June 3, 1945.

RUTKO, SGT. JOHN, son of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Rutko, Fourth St., Port Carbon, lost in airplane crash in Florida, March 6, 1942.

RUNKLE, SGT. ROBERT, son of Willard Runkle, 110 Pottsville St., Port Carbon, lost in action in Western Europe area, January 6, 1943.

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SACHON, LT. ANTHONY, Coaldale, died of injuries received in plane crash at Tampa, Fla., November 4, 1943.

SAM, SGT. WILLIAM J., Pottsville, son of Joseph Sam, killed in action March 1, 1945, in Germany.

SAMORAY, PVT. JOSEPH A., son of Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Samoray, Shenandoah, killed in action in Italy, February 2, 1944.

SAMPSEL, CPT. CHARLES F., Shenandoah, son of Mrs. Norma and the late James Sampsel, and husband of Marian E. Harrison, of Bristol, killed on Okinawa, April 6, 1945.

SANTAI, PVT. JOHN, son of Paul Santai, of Hershey, formerly of Pottsville, killed in action on August 13, 1944, had been formerly reported missing on that date.

SAUNDERS, CPL. WILLIAM, formerly of Palo Alto, son of Mr. and Mrs. A.N. Saunders, Olney, Philadelphia, killed June 29, 1944, in the European area.

SATTIZAHN, PVT. RICHARD, 23, Pine Grove, R.D., son of Levi Sattizahn, died in Florence, France, word received May 1, 1945.No further information given.

SAVARY, PVT. CHARLES, son of Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Savary, Schaeffer's Hill, killed in action in France, August 30, 1944.

SCHAAF, LT. GEORGE, son of George L. and Camille Schaaf, Shenandoah, killed at Waukonis, Okla., April 19, 1944 in plane crash.

SCHAFFER, CPL. JOHN, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Schaffer, Butler, formerly of Tower City, killed in action in Burma in June, 1944.

SCHOTT, CADET ROBERT C., son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Schott, Stonegate, Va., former Pottsville residents, killed when training airplane exploded and crashed near Kokomo, Miss., November 14, 1944.

SCHMIDT, PFC. CYRIL, Ashland, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Schmidt, killed in Germany, February 6, 1945.Formerly reported missing on that date.

SCHMOLTZE, T/5 RAYMOND, 26, Ashland, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Schmoltze, and husband of former Miss Molinaro, killed in Germany, February 16, 1945.

SCHNECK, T/5 HAROLD S., Oak Grove, son of Mrs. Marie Schneck, Pinegrove R.D. 1, died January 16, 1945, in Belgium of wounds received in action.

SCHRADER, PFC. HAROLD, son of Mrs. Katherine Schrader, 119 S. Ferguson St., Shenandoah, killed in action in Italy, December 31, 1943.

SCHULLERY, S/SGT. JOSEPH, JR., Delano, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Schullery, Sr. Killed in an airplane crash in the Gilbert Islands word received July 26, 1945.

SCHWALM, CPL. BRUCE, Philadelphia, nephew of Dr. and Mrs. Leslie Schwalm, Pottsville, died in German prison camp, January 19, 195.Son of Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Schwalm, Sr., Philadelphia.

SCHWALM, S/SGT. ALBERT L., Valley View, son of Mrs. Clara Schwalm, died May 24, 1942 in the Philippines.Reported a prisoner until word received of his death, October 22, 1945.

SCRUPSKI, PVT. PETER, Shenandoah, brother of Mrs. Anna Adamick, died in Germany, May 22, 1945.

SEAMAN, PFC. EDWARD, Fleetwood, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Seaman, former Frackville residents. Killed in action in Germany, according to word received December 27, 1944.

SEGAN, SGT. MICJAEL, Morea, died in battle in the French area, July 12, 1944.

SELIGMAN, PVT. ROBERT, son of Mr. and Mrs. Norman Seligman, 213 W. Broad St. Tamaqua, killed in action in France on August 26, 1944.

SEMANCHYK, CAPT. JOHN M., son of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Semanchyk, Sheppton, killed in action in France on June 9, 1944.

SEMROD, PVT. GORDON, son of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Semrod, Frackville, killed in action in France, October 3, 1944.Formerly reported missing on that date.

SENDLOCK, PFC. EDWARD W., husband of the former Frances Ksinoska, Jardin St., Shenandoah, killed in action in Germany on November 22, 1944. Had been formerly reported slightly wounded in action on that day.

SENCAK, LEROY, Apprentice Seaman, 18, son of John and Anna Sencak, of 1422 W. Norwegian St., Pottsville, died suddenly of pneumonia at Camp Peary, Va., on November 8, 1945.

SHADE, S/SGT. KENNETH, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Shade, of Spring Glen, previously reported missing in Luxembourg, February 7, 1945, now reported killed on that date.

SHADUSKY, PVT. CHARLES JR., Tamaqua, killed in accident in North Africa, June 7, 1943.

SHADUSKY, PVT. STANLEY, son of Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Shadusky, Tamaqua, killed in action August 19, 1944 in France.Second son to lose life in war.

SHAFFRON, WASH. C., 21, son of Mrs. Mary Shaffron, Coaldale and Samuel Shaffron, Jersey City, N.J., killed in action in Philippines, December 8, 1941.

SHAMONSKY, PVT. EDWARD J., New Phila., son of Mrs. Mary Shamonsky, killed in Ranger raid in Italy, January 30, 1944.

SHAPPELLA, PVT. PETER, husband of Mrs. Catherine Shappella, Middleport, killed in action on October 14, 1944, in Germany.

SHARY, S/SGT. JOHN, Mahanoy Plane, presumed dead, after being reported missing June 6, 1944, over France.Son of late John and Mary Shary.

SHEETS, PVT. FRANK J., McAdoo Heights, in France, July 11, 1944.

SHEFULSKI, PVT. PETER F., son of Mrs. Amelia Shefulski, 421 ½ E. New York St., Shenandoah; reported missing in N. Africa November 27, 1943. Officially declared dead May 17, 1944.

SHELLHAMER, LAWRENCE, Coaldale, killed in Italy, May 15, 1944.

SHEREVA, T/5 EDWARD, New Boston, son of Mrs. Mary Shereva, killed in action December 25, 1944, in European area.

SHERIDAN, 2/LT. RACHAEL H., daughter of Mrs. Thomas Sheridan, McAdoo, died in Algeria, N. Africa, November 24, 1943.

SHERMAN, YEOMAN 3/C EDW. W., son of Edw. Sherman, Sr., East Main St., Girardville, died of wounds, October 1944.

SHERRY, PFC. EDW. J., 19, Gilberton, killed on Okinawa, June 7, 1945.

SHERVILLA, CPL. ALBERT, of Frackville, killed in Germany on March 19, 1945.

SHIELDS, CPL. THOMAS, Barnesville, son of Mr. and Mrs. Thos. Shields, killed April 9, 1945, in Germany, when boat capsized on Rhine River.

SHIRATKO, GUNNER'S MATE 1/C JOHN, son of Mr. and Mrs. Metro Shiratko, Mahanoy Plane, missing in action September 8, 1942 in the Svao Island battle. Word received September 15, 1943 that he was presumed to be dead.

SHIRE, LT. DONALD, 24, Tamaqua, son of Mr. and Mrs. Oliver Shire, killed March 25, 1945, in Germany, after previously reported as missing, March 24.

SHOTICK, Yeoman 3/C MICHAEL, JR., the son of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Shotick, MaryD, died in South Pacific, August 30, 1945, from illness.

SHOTT, MACHINIST'S MATE FIRST CLASS JOSEPH, son of Joseph Shott, 431 E. Mahanoy St., Mahanoy City, missing on Cruiser Juneau.Reported dead November 13, 1942.

SHOUP, PFC. HENRY, son of Mr. and Mrs. Oliver W. Shoup, Connerton, missing in action in Southwest Pacific area on September 28, 1943. Officially reported dead, October 14, 1943.

SHOVELIN, JOHN J. JR., Seaman, son of John J. Shovelin, 11 East Mahanoy Ave., Mahanoy City, missing on the Barton on January 2, 1943. Declared officially dead December 7, 1943. A Fire controlman.

SHUCAVAGE, CPL. ALBERT, son of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Shucavage, 333 Willing St., Tamaqua, died of wounds received in action in North African war zone, April 5, 1943.

SHUTTLESWORTH, PVT. ROBERT E., Taylorsville, brother of Mrs. Alma McSurdy, Taylorsville. Declared to have died August 7, 1944 in France.

SICENAVAGE, SGT. EDWARD, Coaldale, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ignat Sicenavage, died December 13, 1944, of wounds received December 12 in Germany.

SIGLEY, PFC. KENNETH E., son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Sigley, of Zion's Grove. Reported to have died in an airplane accident at Vella La Vella Island, October 7, 1944

SILKOWSKI, 1/LT. BERNARD T., son of Bernard Silkowski, Sr., Mahanoy City, killed in action in Germany, November 17, 1944.

SINEK, T/SGT. FRANK, 32, New Ringgold, R.D. 2, killed in action in S. Pacific, February 11, 1945. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Lukacik.

SISAK, S/SGT. THEODORE G., 24, Mahanoy City.Killed while flying from India to China, July 14, 1945. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Sisak, 422 W. Centre St., Mahanoy City.

SKIRCHAK, PFC. NICHOLAS, 25, Coaldale, was killed in action in Germany, December 12, 1944. Had been wounded twice before.

SKUBEL, S/SGT. ALBERT A., son of John Skubel, 111 N. Chestnut St., Shenandoah, killed in action over Italy on May 28, 1944.

SKUBISH, PVT. STANLEY J., of Willow Lake, formerly of St. Clair, son of Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas Skubish, North Manheim Township, R.D. 3, killed January 3, 1945, at Luxembourg.

SLINSKI, S 1/C JOHN C., son of John and Mary Slinski, Branchdale. Reported by Navy Department as having died in the performance of his duties, November 30, 1944.

SLUZEVICH, 1ST LT. JOHN M., son of Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Sluzevich, Mahanoy City, a paratrooper, killed in action in Holland, October 9, 1944.

SMARR, PFC. JOHN R., son of Mr. and Mrs. George Smarr, of Mahanoy City; killed in action in France, September 15, 1944.

SMITH, PVT. ALFRED H., son of Mr. and Mrs. Morris Smith, Orwigsburg R.D., killed in action in Italy on May 14, 1944.

SMITH, PFC. CLARENCE, son of Mr. and Mrs. Kermit Smith, a Marine from Aristes, killed in action in S. Pacific in March 1944.

SMITH, FRANCIS W., Fireman 1/C, formerly (of) Pottsville, grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Streisel, Howard Ave., Pottsville, killed in action April 6, 1943.

SMITH, LT. LUTHER A., son of Mr. and Mrs. Gurney Smith, Valley View, killed in action in Italy on July 15, 1944.

SNOICH, CPL. PETER, 33, McAdoo, brother of Prof. Wash Snoich, former principal of the McAdoo H.S., died November 27 in Germany of wounds received the same day.

SNYDER, PVT. DANIEL N., 39, MaryD, son of the late Daniel and Mary Beisel Snyder, died of heart stroke, April 14, 1943.

SNYDER, PVT. CHAS O., 35, Pine Grove, son of Oscar and Mary Snyder and husband of the former Edna Ditzler, Rock, killed February 22, 1945 in Germany.

SNYDER, S 1/C CHARLES THOMAS, Shenandoah, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Snyder, Sr., Shenandoah, killed in action; word received February 27, 1945.

SNYDER, PVT. PAUL M., son of Mr. and Mrs. Martin Snyder, Bethlehem, formerly of Frackville, killed in action in France, July 23, 1944.

SNYDER, SGT. WILLIAM M., of Pinegrove R.D. 2, son of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Snyder, R.D. 2, Pinegrove (Paradise).Killed in action on December 2, 1944 on Morotai Island.

SOCKO, FRANK C.M. 2/C, 23, of Primrose, presumed dead October 2, 1945, after being missing in the Pacific since May 27, 1945.

SOFRANKO, CPL. JOHN, son of Mr. and Mrs. Steve Sofranko, Mahanoy City, died on Saipan, September 1, 1944.

SPECHT, SGT. LEON, Pitman, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Specht, killed in Luxembourg, December 16, 1944.

SPEVACK, T. SGT. MILTON, formerly of Brandonville, killed in action in France on July 20, 1944. His wife is the former Charlotte Gordon, New York City.

SPLANE, PVT. JOHN, son of late Mrs. Dessa Stump, 213 N. George St., Pottsville, missing in action in Italy since February 18, 1944. Death confirmed in April 1944.He was the second son in the family to be lost in this war.

SPLANE, FRANCIS DEMOTT, son of late Mrs. Dessa Stump, 213 N. George St., Pottsville, chief petty officer in the Merchant Marine, lost in action on January 30, 1943.

SPLEEN, PVT. FRANK P., 38, husband of Mrs. Mary (Ladden) Spleen, 516 N. Ninth St., Pottsville, was killed in action in Germany, December 17, 1944.

SPRINGER, DAVID, son of D. William Springer, Tamaqua, killed in action in North Africa, April 27, 1943.

STABINSKY, PFC. BERNARD A., Shenandoah, died at Guadalcanal, March 1, 1945. Husband of Mrs. Bernard A. Stabinsky.

STABLER, SGT. CHARLES F., son of Mrs. Emma Stabler, of 1508 Spruce St., Ashland, killed in plane crash at Esler Field, La., on July 31, 1944.

STALLER, PFC. EDWARD R., Pleasant Valley, son of Mrs. Mamie Staller, reported missing in Luxembourg, December 20, 1944, declared dead, February 17, 1945.

STALLER, FLIGHT ENGR. MARLIN E., son of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Staller, Auburn, missing in action January 19, 1943, in African was theatre.A telegram from War Dept. has presumed him dead as of February 17, 1944.

STANITIS, PVT. LEO, Ashland, R.D., son of Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Stanitis, formerly missing in Philippines, now listed as killed January 10, 1945.

STARKE, PFC. RICHARD E., son of Mrs. Bertha Starke, of Shenandoah, was reported to have been killed in action in France, November 22, 1944.

STASIK, EDWARD S., son of Mrs. Arthur Krause, Delano, died of pneumonia in a hospital in Panama on April 15, 1943.A second class radio operator.

STAUFFER, PFC. EUGENE A., husband of Mrs. Bertha E. Stauffer, Zion's Grove, killed in action in France, October 8, 1944.

STEFONICK, PFC. NICHOLAS, Frackville, son of Mrs. Anna Stefonick, killed in action on Leyte in South Pacific, November 12, 1944.

STEMBROSKY, GEORGE, U.S.N., Coaldale, son of Mr. and Mrs. George Stembrosky, 210 W. Phillips St., killed December 7, 1941, Hawaiian Island.

STEINHILBER, S 2/C CLYDE, formerly of Ashland, later of Phila., husband of the former Eleanore Gilmore, killed in action May 3, 1945, when destroyer minelayer was hit by Jap suicide plane, in Pacific.

STENCOVAGE 1/SGT. GEO., son of Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Stencovage, Eagle Hill, died of wounds received in France on June 19, 1944.

STEPHENS, PFC. RICHARD, of Middleport, 20, son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas H. Stephens, Middleport, died February 24, 1945, result of serious wounds received on that date. Buried in Holland.

STEPHENS, PFC. SAMUEL, formerly of Frackville, son of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Stephens, now of Philadelphia, killed in action. Word was received April 11, 1945, but no information as to where his death occurred.

STERANKLE, MELVIN, of Pottsville son of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Sterankle, S. Jackson St., missing in Italy s of February 14, 1944, word of presumed death received February 17, 1945.He was a gunner in the Infantry.

STERNER, CPL. FRANCIS S., Schuylkill Haven, son of Mrs. Vera and the late Robert Sterner, reported to have been killed in action in France on December 12, 1944. Member of Chemical Warfare Battalion.

STERNER, HAROLD E., formerly of Schuylkill Haven, died at Fort Sill Hospital, Okla., July 11, 1944.

STERNER, S/SGT. WILLIAM T., Schuylkill Haven, son of Theo. Sterner, formerly reported missing in action in France, January 20, 1945.Died on February 1, 1945, while a prisoner.

STILES, PVT. MICHAEL, Cumbola, died from injuries received in airplane crash at Homestead.

STILLWAGNER, SGT. EDWARD, son of Mrs. Mable Stillwagner, MaryD, killed in France August 1, 1944.

STITZLER, PFC. ROBERT, Mahanoy City, 30, son of Mrs. Annie and the late George W. Stitzler, previously reported missing, now reported killed on December 17, 1944, in Belgium.

STOCKER, S/SGT. JOHN T., husband of the former Annie Houtz, Tower City, killed in action in Holland, October 6, 1944.

STOPPI, PVT. WASSIL, brother of Nicholas Stoppi, 256 S. Fourth St., Minersville, died in the Kauai Hospital, Hawaii, June 18, 1942.

STOSILAVAGE, CPL. GEORGE, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Stosilavage, 421 Spruce St., Tamaqua, died of wounds received in action in the Pacific on September 25, 1942.

STRACK, T/SGT. WARREN, son of Mrs. Alice Peiffer, Clamtown, Tamaqua, R.D.; presumed dead in action. Formerly reported missing October 9, 1943.

STRAUSE, PVT. LESTER H., son of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Strause, of Summit Station, killed in Tunisia, February 19, 1943.

STRAUSSER, PVT. PALMER, son of Mr. and Mrs. Victor Strausser, E. Market St., Williamstown, a Marine, killed in South Pacific.Word received January 27, 1944.

STRAUSER, PFC. WILSON, son of Mrs. Archibald Greth, E. Main St., Tremont, killed in truck accident in England, February 2, 1944.

STRICKLAND, PVT. WATSON H. JR., husband of the former Frances Novitsky, of Minersville, killed in action in France, June 22, 1944.

STUTZMAN, PVT. ROBT. R., 19, youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Stutzman, Valley View, died of wounds December 21, 1944 in the Southwest Pacific. Had been wounded on Leyte in October.

SULICH, S/SGT. ANDREW, son of Mrs. Madaline Sulich, Shaft; died as a result of wounds in action, October 4, 1944.

SULLIVAN, LT. EARL B., of Philadelphia, formerly of Pottsville, shot down over Germany over a year ago, declared dead January, 1944.

SULLIVAN, PVT. JAMES, 26, Tamaqua, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jas. Sullivan, 24 Cedar St., and husband of former Alma Leitzel, Grier City, killed in motor accident in Germany, August 12, 1945.

SULLIVAN, T/SGT. JOSEPH, 25, St. Nicholas, son of Mrs. Nellie Sullivan, killed April 23, 1945. No place stated.

SULLIVAN, ENSIGN TIMOTHY E., of 216 Florida Ave., Shenandoah, killed in plane crash in Red Cedar Lake, Norwich, Conn., September 3, 1944.

SUPERNAVAGE, PVT. EDWARD, formerly of Frackville, later of Pennsgrove, N.J., son of Mr. and Mrs. John Supernavage, killed in Germany in December, 1944.

SUPKO, PVT. JOHN, son of Mr. and Mrs. Metro Supko, Glen Carbon, killed in action in France on June 13, 1944.

SUREK, PVT. FRANK, brother of Mrs. George Durchin, Keylares, died in Italy, February 17, 1944 from wounds received in action.

SURINA, S. SGT. JOS., son of Mr. and Mrs. John Surina, Coaldale, killed in action in France on July 23, 1944.

SUSAVAGE, 1ST LT. BERNARD J., son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Sluzas, 801 E. Pine St., Mahanoy City, killed in France, August 9, 1944.

SUSKIE, CPL. JOSEPH, son of Enoch and Nellie Suskie, 222 E. Penn St., Shenandoah, killed in action in France on July 13, 1944.

SWIDER, PVT. WILLIAM, son of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Habel, 400 Wheeling St., Tamaqua, killed at Camp Hood, Tex., July 27, 1943.

SYKES, HARRY, Duquesne Annex, Pa., son of Harry Sykes, former resident of Girardville, nephew of Mrs. G.H. Watkins, Girardville, reported killed in action over Germany, November 22, 1944.

SZEMATOWICZ, JEROME J., of Mahanoy City, killed in Hawaii, December 7, 1941.

SZEMENTOWICZ, S. SGT. STANLEY, J., son of Mrs. Anna Szementowicz, 401 W. Mahanoy St., Mahanoy City, killed in Italy, September 14, 1944; second was death in family.

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TARCONISH, T 5/G GEORGE, of Tuscarora, son of Mrs. Barbara and the late Joseph Tarconish, killed March 6, 1945, in Germany.

TAYLOR, LIEUT. RAY O., Ashland, killed in action in France, June 10, 1944.

TEENO, SGT. MICHAEL, son of Mrs. Sophie Teeno, 240 W. Ridge St., Coaldale, killed in action in Italy, February 18, 1944.

TEUFEL, SEAMAN 2/C WILLIAM, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Teufel, Locust Dale, missing in action November 3, 1942.Reported dead August 3, 1943.

TEMPLIN, SGT. HAROLD, son of Jesse Templin, Willow Lake, killed in action in France, June 26, 1944.

THOERNER, COXSWAIN HENRY BLAIR, Palo Alto, son of Mrs. Martha Thoerner, husband of former Elsie Grace Templin of Pottsville, declared to have died in action November 1944.

THOMAS, S/SGT. ALBERT E., 28, husband of the former June Sheets, N. Second St., Pottsville, and son of Albert and Laura Thomas, of Cressona. Killed in action in Germany, November 22, 1944. Word received December 8, 1944.

THOMAS, T/SGT. CHARLES W., son of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Thomas, 138 New St., Minersville, reported prisoner of Japanese in March, 1943.Word received on July 7, 1943, that he had died June 30 in prison.

THOMAS, S 2/C CYRIL JOHN E., Cressona, son of Mr. and Mrs. Albert E. Thomas, Cressona, husband of Eleanor Heffner, Auburn, reported missing in action on January 10, 1945, now presumed dead as the result of a ship disaster in Pacific, December 18, 1944.

THOMAS, PFC. HARRY W., of Palo Alto, 20, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry W. Thomas, killed in action February 24, 1945, in France.

THOMAS, ENSIGN JOHN J., son of Mrs. Susan Thomas, of Shenandoah Heights; died in a plane accident near the training station at Wildwood, N.J., September 5, 1944. Body recovered in Delaware Bay the latter part of October.

THOMAS, RUSSELL, Frackville, son of Mrs. Louis Thomas, 23 N. Broad St., Frackville, killed on Leyte, December 8, 1944.

THOMAS, THEODORE R., S 2/C, son of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Thomas, Gilberton, word received that he was missing in action on January 15, 1943. Officially listed as dead, July 30, 1943. Was killed in action at Guadalcanal, November 13, 1942.

THOMPSON, LIEUT. COL. HEBER, 28, Pottsville, son of Mr. and Mrs. Heber Thompson, killed June 12, 1945, in plane crash over Scotland.

THOMPSON, CPL. JOHN M. Lykens, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Thompson, missing over Middle East area, July 9, 1942, declared dead, July 9, 1943.

THOMPSON, PFC. WILLIAM R., son of Mr. and Mrs. John H. Thompson, Columbus, N.J. and formerly of Schuylkill Haven, killed in action in S. Pacific. Word received August, 1944.

TIBBETTS, 1/LT. ROBERT, Girardville, 25, son of Rev. and Mrs. Walter E. Tibbetts, killed in plane crash in India, March 4, 1945.Wife and infant daughter reside in Trenton, N.J.

TINLEY, CPT. CHARLES D., son of late Mr. and Mrs. James Tinley, Tamaqua, died in Japanese prison camp. Word received August, 1943.

TOCZEK, SEAMAN 1/C WALTER, Minersville, son of Mrs. Mary Toczek, killed in action in South Pacific, December 1944.

TOMASHOSKY, PVT. JOHN, McAdoo Heights, son of Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Tomashosky, died of malaria, Camp O'Donnell, in Philippines.Was taken prisoner at Corregidor.Word received September 1945.

TOMCAVAGE, PVT. LEONARD E., son of Mrs. Veronica Tomcavage, East Mines, killed in action in France on July 14, 1944.

TOTH, PFC. JOHN, brother of Mrs. Mary Hill, MaryD, killed in England, December 3, 1943.

TOWLE, S. SGT. JOHN R., son of Mr. and Mrs. Royal Towle, 248 Rowe St., Tamaqua, missing in action over Germany since 1943, declared dead August 1944.

TRACEY, S/SGT. JOHN, Tamaqua, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Tracey, 203 Rowe St., presumed to have been killed over Austria, February 23, 1944.

TRATHEN, PFC. DONALD, 23, Phila., formerly of Ashland, second son of Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Trathen to be killed.Death occurred on Okinawa, April 30, 1945.

TRATHEN, CPL. HENRY, formerly of Ashland, later of Phila.; killed in Germany April 12, 1945.

TROUT, PFC. EDWARD W., son of Mrs. Nora and the late Robert Trout and husband of Mrs. Ada May Trout, Orwigsburg, killed in action in France, August 6, 1944.

TROYCHAK, PVT. MICHAEL, son of Nellie Jarvis and the late Stephen Troychak, 604 W. Center St., Mahanoy City, killed in action on June 16, 1944 in France.

TRUSKOWSKI, SGT. FRANCIS, Mahanoy City, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Truskowski, killed in the Pacific theatre, April 24, 1945.

TUCCI, PFC. FRANK, son of Nicholas and Frances Tucci, Pottsville, killed in action in France, September 18, 1944.

TULIN, M/SGT. STANLEY, son of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Tulin, Phila., formerly of Mahanoy City, missing formerly of Mahanoy City, killed in action in Italy, July 6, 1944.

TURNOWCHYK, PFC. JOSEPH, Jonestown, reported missing in Germany, December 1944, now presumed dead. Son of Mrs. Anna Turnowchyk.

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UHRIN, PVT. GEORGE P., St Clair, son of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Uhrin, 420 S. Nicholas St., killed in action in Luxembourg on December 23, 1944.

UNGER, PFC. DANIEL J., killed in action in France on July 13, 1944. Husband of Hazel Fetterhoff, Muir. Brother killed a few days before in France.

UNGER, PFC. HARVEY E., husband of Dora Fetterhoff, of Muir, killed in France on July 9, 1944.

URBAN, PFC. JOSEPH A., son of Mrs. Priscilla Urban, 626 W. Mahanoy St., Mahanoy City, died January 5, 1945, as a result of being injured when he walked under a propeller of an airplane while in service as student engineer at Smyrna Army Air Field, Tenn.

URBON, PVT. ANDREW, Frackville, son of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Urbon, declared to have died November 2, 1944I in Italy, after reported missing on that date.

URBANAVAGE, PVT. CHARLES J., Shenandoah, son of Mrs. Anna Urbanavage, previously reported as missing February 8, 1945, killed in Germany on that date.

URITIS, 1/SGT. ANTHONY P., Mahanoy City, son of Mrs. Mary Uritis and husband of Mary Uritis, Denver, Colo., killed on Luzon, February 18, 1945.

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VALENT, S 2/C MICHAEL, son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Valent, 248 Moser Ave., Coaldale, lost overboard, September 10, 1944.

VALENTINELLI, 1/LIEUT. ALBERT F., 519 E. Elm St., Tamaqua, killed in Belgium, January 3, 1945.

VANBLARGAN, SGT. IRVIN F., Zion's Grove, son of Mrs. Alice Vanblargan, Zion's Grove, R.D. 1, died in Belgium, May 13, 1945.

VELIKIE, GUNNER'S MATE 3/C RUSSEL P., son of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Velikie, 100 N. Main St., Pine Grove, died in Southwest Pacific, December 10, 1943.

VENSKITIS, S 1/C L.J., Tamaqua, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Venskitis, killed in Pacific, April 12, 1945.

VILLELLA, CPL. ALBERT L., son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Villella, 21 E. Savory St., Palo Alto, missing in action in France since June 17, 1944. Declared dead July 31, 1944.

VITEK, PVT. WALTER, son of Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Vitek, formerly of Summit Hill, now of Chicago, Ill., killed in action in North African area, August 10, 1943.

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WAGNER, PFC. DEAN, son of Mr. and Mrs. Roscoe Wagner, of Tower City; killed in action in the Pacific. Word was received in October 1944.

WAGNER, PVT. DELMAR E., 20, Valley View, son of Mrs. Sarah and late Wm. Wagner; died of wounds in Germany, April , 1945.

WAGNER, PFC. ROBERT W., son of Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Wagner, Locust Dale, died of wounds and was buried at sea.Word received September 29, 1944.

WAICE, LIEUT. FRANCIS, Coaldale, son of Mrs. Amelia Wace, listed as dead, September 28, 1945. Disappeared while on flight from Florida to Phila., August 18, 1945.

WALACAVAGE, T/SGT. GEO., son of Mrs. Eva Walacavage, Connerton; died as a result of wounds received on September 16, 1944.

WALACAVAGE, SGT. WILLIAM J., son of Mr. and Mrs. Adam Walacavage, Sr., Walnut St., Middleport, previously reported missing, now reported dead, April 13, 1944, in North Africa.

WALIKENAS, CARPENTER'S MATE 1/C ALBERT, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Walikenas, 126 E. Pine St., Frackville, died of injuries received while on board a battleship in Seattle, Wash., May 15, 1943.

WALTERS, PVT. NICHOLAS, Sheppton, died of bullet wound, December 4, 1942.

WARDIGO, WALTER, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Wardigo, Shenandoah, member of the U.S. Air Forces, stationed in Hawaii when Pearl Harbor was attacked.

WARFIELD, S/SGT. LAMAR, 21, Orwin, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Warfield, killed in action over Germany, December 23, 1944.

WARGO, S/SGT. STEPHEN, of Minersville, son of Mrs. Mary and the late John Wargo, 339 Penn St., presumed dead August 18, 1944, after reported missing over Middle Eastern area August 1, 1943.

WARREN, S. SGT. JAS. J., son of Mrs. Barbara Warren, 1304 Mount Hope Ave., Pottsville, killed in action on mission over Yugoslavia, July 21, 1944.

WASDOVICH, PVT. JOHN, son of Mrs. Helen Wasdovich, 190 Fourth St., Oneida, killed in action in Central Pacific area.Listed on War Dept. list January 6, 1944.

WASILASKI, VICTOR, son of Mr. and Mrs. Stanislaus Wasilaski, Hazelton, drowned in a dam north of Lebanon, August 3, 1942.Had lived in Mahanoy City.

WASILEWSKI, PVT. BALEY, of Shenandoah, son of Mrs. Mildred Wasilewski, killed on Luzon, March 8, 1945.

WASKOW, ROBERT, 20, son of Mr. and Mrs. Amos Wasko, Ashland, missing after sinking of Navy patrol boat, St. Augustine, off Cape May, January 6, 1944.

WASLEY, PFC. DONALD, son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Wasley, N. Main St., Shenandoah, killed in action in England.Word received July 6, 1944.

WASSEL. SGT. WALTER, Tamaqua, brother of Mrs. Mary Revak, listed as killed in France, August 27, 1944.

WATCHER, JOHN, Duncott, son of Mr. and Mrs. Sam Watcher, killed while home on furlough on Duncott highway.

WATKINS, DELTON A., Tower City, died in Spring of 1944, soon after being inducted into the Navy.

WEBB, 2/LT. JOSEPH C., son of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Webb, 522 W. Spring St., Frackville, killed in action in France on August 28, 1944.

WEBBER, SGT. CLARENCE C., son of Mr. and Mrs. William Webber, Long Run, killed in motor accident at Los Angeles, Calif.Word received February 21, 1944.

WEBBER, 1ST LIEUT. ROBERT, son of Mrs. Eliz. Webber, 133 Middle St., Ashland, killed in action over Germany, July 12,1944.

WEINER, T/5 MAURICE, aged 32, husband of Mrs. Amelia Weiner, 415 Nichols St., Pottsville, died January 24, 1945, in France, of wounds received in action.

WEISSINGER, PFC. HARRY, 22, son of Leonard and Esther Weissinger, 318 Front St., Minersville, formerly of Pottsville, killed in Germany, December 21, 1944.

WELKER, SGT. EDWIN, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Welker, 720 N. Third St., Pottsville, killed in accident in West Indies in May, 1942.

WENDLING, PVT. KENNETH E., son of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Wendling, Donaldson, killed on maneuvers at Lebanon, Tenn., May 9, 1944.

WENRICH, RUSSELL, 19, Pine Grove, died of wounds received in naval action and buried in Allied territory.

WESNER, T/SGT. ALBERT R., 24, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lester Wesner, Camden, formerly of Tamaqua R.D.2, Rush Township, died of wounds in Italy on July 7, 1944.

WESNER, SEAMAN CHARLES, son of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Wesner, 9 First St., Port Carbon, buried at sea. He was an engineer in the Merchant Marine service.He is the second son in the family to be lost.

WESNER, SUPPLY SGT. SAMUEL L, son of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Wesner , 9 First St., Port Carbon, killed on maneuvers at camp, March 3, 1943.

WHAH, MICHAEL, brother of John, Quakake, killed in action in Southwest Pacific area, November 1943. He was in service with the U.S. Marines.

WILLIAMS, FREDERICK, son of Albert and Lottie, nee Whitmeyer Williams, Girardville, killed in plane crash in Latin America, April 19, 1942.

WILLIAMS, T/SGT. MARVIN B., son of Mrs. Beulah Williams, Sacramento, previously reported missing in action in France.Officially declared dead July, 1944.

WILLIAMS, S/SGT MANETHO, Frackville, 26, son of Mrs. Ann Williams, killed in France, February, 25, 1945.

WILLIAMSON, PFC. EDWARD, Bowman's, near Mahanoy City, son of Edward Williamson, Sr., killed in action in France, January 1, 1945.

WINDISH, PVT. JOHN J., son of Mrs. Laura Windish, 222 Atlantic St., Shenandoah, killed in action in Italy on July 3, 1944.

WINDUS, 2/LT. VICTOR, son of Mrs. Andrew Padaroff, and the late Andrew Windus, Coaldale, killed in plane crash at Key Field, Miss., November 9, 1942.

WISHINSKI, S/SGT. BEN, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Wishniski, Muir, killed in action over Germany on May 8, 1944.

WISNIEWSKY, PVT. LEO J., son of Jos. Wisniewsky, 439 W. Cherry St., Shenandoah, died September 5, 1944 of wounds in Belgium.

WISNOSKY, PFC. PAUL, Saint Clair, son of Mrs. Mary Wisnosky, 106 S. Front St., killed on Luzon, February 9, 1945.

WITCUTSKY, PVT. JOSEPH T., 18, 238 W. Lloyd St., Shenandoah, shot by shore patrol on May 25, 1943 and died at Washington, D.C.

WITUCK, PFC. STEPHEN, son of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Witcuk, Sr., of Buck Mountain, killed in France on July 9, 1944.

WOLFE, SGT. JOSEPH H., brother of Mrs. Anna Fucci, 429 Willing St., Tamaqua, previously reported to be a prisoner of the Japanese, died in a prison camp. Word received July 19, 1943.

WOLFGANG, PVT. RAYMOND, son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Wolfgang, Mowry, killed in action in France, June 22, 1944.

WOLINSKY, S/SGT. STANLEY, 28, Buck Run, son of John and Kathryn Wolinsky, killed in action in Germany, February 8, 1945.

WOLOWICZ, (WALL) LILLIAN, Girardville, a WAC, killed at Fort Belvoir, Va., December 21, 1943.

WOLL, LIEUT. JOSEPH H., Summit Station, son of Joseph H., and the late Elizabeth Woll, presumed dead July, 1945, after being reported missing over Hungary, July 2, 1944.

WOJCIK, PFC. LEO C., 19, son of Joseph and Catherine Wojcik, 337 Peacock St., Pottsville, killed in action with the Infantry in Germany, November 23, 1944.

WORKMAN, PFC. WM. G., son of Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Workman, Lincoln, killed in France, September 3, 1944.

WYSCO, PFC. MICHAEL, 25, son of Mrs. Anna Kostanick, Heckscherville. Died of his wounds while with the Infantry. Word received on December 5, 1944; had been reported missing in France November 13, 1944.

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YANCULIS, PVT. JOHN J., Shenandoah, brother of Mrs. Anna Banonis, killed in Belgian Bulge, December 1944.

YAVOROSKY, S/SGT. HILARY R., McAdoo, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Yavorosky, 201 W. Blaine St., formerly reported missing, killed August 23, 1944, in Italy.

YESCAVAGE, PFC. JOSEPH L., son of Mrs. Mary Ariminas, 331 W. Washington St., Shenandoah, killed in action in France on August 9, 1944.

YESENSKY, PFC. JOSEPH, son of Mrs. Mary Yesensky, 103 N. Ohio St., Shenandoah, killed in Luzon on February 5, 1945.

YOCKACHONIS, PVT. WALTER, son of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Yockachonis, Gilberton; died of his wounds in France, had been formerly reported seriously wounded. Word received November 1, 1944.

YODER, T/SGT. ABNER, son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Yoder, Pitman, killed in plane crash in New Guinea area, February 17, 1944.

YOUNG, PFC. CARL A., Pottsville, 23, son of Walter and Cora Young, Hillside, killed February 26, 1945 in Germany.

YOUNG, LT. JOHN E., son of Mr. and Mrs. George D. Young, Water St., Pottsville, missing in action on September 15, 1943, in European area. Reported killed November 4, 1943. Husband of Monica DeNapoli.

YURCHAK, PFC. STEVEN, Coaldale, 112 First St., died of illness January 11, 1945. Had been a prisoner of the Japanese since 1942.

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ZACHARZEWSKI, (ZACH), PFC. HENRY, son of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Zack, of Shenandoah, died as result of wounds received in action in Germany, September 20, 1944.

ZAGORSKI, 2/LT, JOSEPH J., son of Mr. and Mrs. Casimir Zagorski, 408 Pine St., Mahanoy City, killed in training flight near Dyersburg, Tenn., May 30, 1944.

ZALESKY, SGT. MICHAEL, of Shenandoah, son of Stanley Zalesky, killed on Okinawa, May 1, 1945.

ZAHORA, S/SGT. CHARLES J., son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Zahora, 50 E. Railroad t., Coaldale, died on August 7, 1943, in Southwest Pacific.

ZALESKY, SGT. MICHAEL, Shenandoah, son of Stanley Zalesky, killed on Okinawa, May 1, 1945.

ZEIRD, PFC. LAVERNE, of Owl Creek, killed in plane crash in India, April 17, 1944.

ZELANSKY, S/SGT. STANLEY, Frackville, son of Mrs. Blanche Magloskey, 358 S. Nice St., killed in action February 23, 1945, in Germany.

ZELINSKY, 2/LT ROBERT, formerly of Shenandoah, son of Mrs. Blanche Zelinsky, New York, killed in a plane crash in England, January 4, 1945.

ZELUSKY, MICHAEL, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Zelusky, N. Fifth St., Minersville, a gunner's mate, 3/C, killed in action in naval engagement, November 26, 1942.

ZEMAITIS, CPL. JOSEPH, Frackville, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Zemaitis, killed September 6, 1945, in auto accident at Fairfield Army Air Base, Calif.

ZEMENCIK, PFC. MATTHEW, son of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Zemencik, Summit Station, officially reported to have been killed in action in Germany. Word received December 14, 1944.

ZERBE, PVT. HAROLD, son of Mr. and Mrs. Adam Zerbe, Molleystown, Tremont Township, reported missing in action in North Africa on March 1, 1943. Officially reported dead, Thursday, March 9, 1944. He had been killed in action in Mediterranean theatre of war.

ZERBE, PFC. RALPH J., son of Mrs. Annie Kefir, Paradise; died of wounds September 23, 1944, in Holland. Was a paratrooper formerly reported wounded.

ZERBEY, PFC. HENRY J., 34, Palo Alto, son of Mrs. Lillian and the late Edward Zerbey, 165 E. Savory St., killed on Luzon, June 12, 1945.

ZITKUS, 2/LIEUT. DANIEL R., New Phila., killed in airplane crash at Hondo, Tex., October 18, 1945, five days before his discharge.Son of Mrs. Helen and the late Joseph Zitkus.

ZAHORA, S/SGT CHARLES, Coaldale, son of Mrs. Julie Zahora, 50 E. Railroad St., killed August 7, 1943 in Southwest Pacific.

ZOKAITIS, PVT. VICTOR A., aged 19, son of Mrs. Anna Tokash, New Phila., killed in action in Italy, October 2nd, 1944.

ZUK, PVT. JOHN, son of Mrs. Anna and the late Sylvester Zuk, Cressona, killed in action in North Africa, July 26, 1943.

ZUKAUSKAS, PVT. ERNEST, son of Mrs. Ellen Kaltauckas, 116 E. Norwegian St., Pottsville, died of sunstroke at Camp Wolters, Tex., July 28, 1944.

ZULICK, PFC. NICHOLAS, 36, Coaldale, husband of former Eva Paslowsky, killed in Germany, May 15, 1945.

ZURAUSKY, S/SGT EDWARD M., 26, Minersville, brother of Mrs. Chas. Pilkus, Minersville; killed in Germany, March 22, 1945.



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