World War II 

Honor List of Dead and Missing

Army and Army Air Forces Personnel


Transcribed and prepared for McMullen County TXGenWeb by Renee Pierce Smelley

Last updated: June 02, 2005

Source: Modern Military Records (NWCTM), National Archives at College Park, 8601 Adelphi Road, Colllege Park, MD 20740-6001. Digital Copies located at National Archives and Records Administration

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World War II Honor List Of Dead and Missing 

State of Texas War Department - June 1946 

BELOW ARE NOTES I HAVE WRITTEN DOWN FROM THE FOREWARD SECTION. 

The Honor List of Dead and Missing for the State of Texas is published by the War Department for the information of public officials, the press, the radio and interested Organizations. It contains the latest and most complete data available on all military personnel who were killed or died, or became and remained missing, between the President's declaration of unlimited national emergency on May 27, 1941, and the cut-off date of this report, January 31, 1946, and includes both battle and non-battle dead or missing. The complete work, of which this volume is a part, contains about 300,000 names of men and women who gave their lives while serving in the Army of the United States, As in any work of this scope, errors will occur. 

Most of the persons listed herein as missing disappeared less than a year prior to January 31, 1946. 

No civilians are included in this report. Only those persons who died in a line-of-duty status are listed herein. Individuals who were not in line of duty at the time of their deaths are not so listed. Though personnel not in line of duty are not listed, failure to find in these lists the name of a person known to be dead should not be taken as prima-facie evidence that such person died not in line of duty. 

Patriotic organizations will find these lists of value in establishing or checking honor rolls in their communities. In this connection, it should be emphasized again that these lists are preliminary and will one day be superseded by a list which can be considered final. Changes in status may occur between the time of publication of these lists and preparation of new ones, and actuarial tables indicate that new names will be added. In some rare cases names of persons already dead may have been eliminated inadvertently from these lits.

 

COVER PAGE | FORWARD 1 | FORWARD 2 | TABULATION 1 (Anderson - Kendall) | TABULATION 2 (Kenedy - Zavala)

 

MCMULLEN COUNTY TABULATIONS

KILLED IN ACTION DIED OF WOUNDS DIED OF INJURIES DIED, NON-BATTLE FINDING OF DEATH MISSING TOTAL
2 0 0 4 2 0 8

STATE TOTALS

8403 1166 48 4935 1134 78 15764

 

 

MCMULLEN COUNTY LIST OF DEAD AND MISSING

 

NAME SERIAL # RANK Status of Casualty
Le Deilleur, James D. 0-665200 Second Lieutenant FOD - Individuals who were determined to be dead under Public Law 490 are designated "FOD"--finding of death.
Looney, Johnnie B. 385536623 Private First Class  KIA - An individual who was killed in action, wheter at the front or by enemy action in the rear areas, or if a prisoner of war, wheter by air bombardment of his prison camp or by being shot while escaping, is designated "KIA." 
Pursch, David B. 18157534 Second Lieutenant  DNB - Other line-of-duty deaths, such as from sickness, homicide, suicide or accidents ouside combat areas (including training and maneuver deaths) are listed "DNB"--died, non-battle.
Quintanilla, Matias 38159706 Technician Fourth Grade  DNB - Other line-of-duty deaths, such as from sickness, homicide, suicide or accidents ouside combat areas (including training and maneuver deaths) are listed "DNB"--died, non-battle.
Rutherford, Alvin R. 38257443 Private First Class  KIA - An individual who was killed in action, wheter at the front or by enemy action in the rear areas, or if a prisoner of war, wheter by air bombardment of his prison camp or by being shot while escaping, is designated "KIA." 
Sparks, Oren L. 18025193 Master Sergeant  DNB - Other line-of-duty deaths, such as from sickness, homicide, suicide or accidents ouside combat areas (including training and maneuver deaths) are listed "DNB"--died, non-battle.
Stone, Howard H. 6272061 Corporal  FOD - Individuals who were determined to be dead under Public Law 490 are designated "FOD"--finding of death.
Woody, George A. 0-009681 COL DNB - Other line-of-duty deaths, such as from sickness, homicide, suicide or accidents ouside combat areas (including training and maneuver deaths) are listed "DNB"--died, non-battle.

 

 

SERIAL NUMBERS 

Generally speaking, numbers fall into two broad categories: simple seven or eight digit numbers (in a few cases fewer digits) for maleenlisted personnel, and prefixed serial numbers for other personnel. Regular Army enlisted men who entered the service before the outset of Selective Service bear seven-dig or lower serial numbers, usually beginning with "6" or "7", as 6974426, Men who enlisted in the Army of the United States have eight-digit numbers beginning with "1", the second digit indicating the Service Command of origin. For example, the serial number 14066025 would indicate that the man enlisted in the Army of the United States in the Fourth Service Command (Southeaster U. S.), Men called into federally recognized National Guard service received eight-digit numbers beginning with "2", the third digit representing the Service Command; 20107656 indicates a National Guardsman from New England (First Sercive Command). Men inducted or enlisted through Selective Service were given eight-digit numbers beginning with "3" or "4", the second digit representing the Service Command. The prefixed serial numbers for other than male enlisted personnel carry a designated letter: 0- (as in )-1574257) for male commissioned officers; W- for male Warrant officers; T- for Flight officers of the Army Air Forces; L-for commissioned officers of the Women's Army Corps; V- for WAC Warrant officers; A- for WAC enlisted women; R-for Hospital Dietitians, and M- for Physical Therapy Aides.

 

CASUALTY DESCRIPTIONS 

KIA - An individual who was killed in action, wheter at the front or by enemy action in the rear areas, or if a prisoner of war, wheter by air bombardment of his prison camp or by being shot while escaping, is designated "KIA." 

DOW - Persons who were wounded and later died are marked "DOW" --died of wounds. 

DOI - Those who suffered fatal battle Injuries as opposed to Wounds, in combat areas, and died in a line-of-duty status, are designated "DOI"--died of injuries. 

DNB - Other line-of-duty deaths, such as from sickness, homicide, suicide or accidents ouside combat areas (including training and maneuver deaths) are listed "DNB"--died, non-battle. 

FOD - Individuals who were determined to be dead under Public Law 490 are designated "FOD"--finding of death. 

M - Missing persons are marked with the single letter "M." 


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