Macoupin County IL - World War II
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World War II

Macoupin County IL


Honor List of Macoupin Soldiers - Army and Army Air Force - note no Navy, Marines or Coast Guard included

Victor Hicken served in World War II

"Big John" MALNAR - Sergeant Major John M. Malnar (Sawyerville son) served in WWII, Korea and Vietnam

Poem from Colonel Dan Cedusky

Instructions for ordering WWII records

Search the National Archives for WWII Dead and Missing from states and counties.

Archival Research Catalog - WWII soldiers from IL who die



Instructions for ordering WWII records - information from John Scroggins

You send Standard Form 180 to

National Personnel Records Center
Military Personnel Records
9700 Page Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63132-5100

Instructions and links for downloading the form are at:

http://www.archives.gov/veterans/military-service-records/standard-form-180.html
You generally need to include some kind of proof of death or that you are related. The files have some personal information, but usually not much of genealogical value.

Service is very slow--often 3 to 6 months.

NOTE** Bear in mind that in the 1960's there was a fire at the National Personnel Records Center building in St Louis and some WWII records were destroyed.


Search the National Archives for WWII Dead and Missing from states and counties. Information from John Scroggins.

One little known NARA source of information about those killed or missing in WWII is the Army's "World War II Honor List of Dead and Missing Army and Army Air Forces Personnel." NARA has it online as unindexed graphic images of lists arranged by the state and county given upon enlistment. It shows name, service number, rank, and a status code. To access it, go to http://www.archives.gov/research_room/arc/wwii/army_aaf_honor_list/illinois.html .




Macoupin County Illinois WWII Honor List - Army and Army Air Force personnel only - no Navy, Marines or Coast Guard included

The following Macoupin County WWII Honor List is from the the National Archives -
       Search Access to Archival Databases (AAD) at the National Archives Records Administration (NARA)

National Archives control number: NWCTM-407-WWIICASARMY-IL -1946- War Department. Adjutant General's Office.
-This document lists War Department casualties (Army and Army Air Force personnel) from World War II. Entries in the list are arranged by name of county and thereunder alphabetically by name of deceased. Information provided includes serial number, rank and type of casualty. The birthplace or residence of the deceased is not indicated. An introduction explaining how the list was compiled, a statistical tabulation, and the descriptions of the types of casualties incurred are also included.
-This series consists of lists of dead or missing Army personnel for each of the forty-eight existing states, the District of Columbia, and Territories and Possessions of the United States and Foreign Countries. Only those persons who died in a line-of-duty status with the Army or Army Air Forces from May 27, 1941, to January 31, 1946, are listed. The list includes the names of both battle and non-battle dead and missing.
Pages 710-711
FOD - Finding of Death
DOW - Died of Wounds
KIA - Killed In Action
Name
Serial Number
Rank
Type of
Casualty
Allen, Ray W.
0-754455
2 LT
FOD
Ashton, Edward R.
0-806032
1 LT
KIA




Baffione, Temo T.
36050380
TEC4
KIA
Baker, Guy
16017846
PVT
DNB
Becker, Edward K.
01304001
2 LT
KIA
Belovich, Peter P.
36077225
T SG
KIA
Berryman, Raymond A.
360053059
PVT
KIA
Beyer, Kenneth S.
36440491
PVT
KIA
Bolino, Mike A.
35738147
PVT
KIA
Bolton, John
36979101
PVT
KIA
Breithiser, Ralph D.
36053043
PFC
DOW
Brines, Clem E.
36482961
PVT
KIA
Broers, Frederick M.
0-740046
2 LT
KIA
Brunnworth, Oscar J.
36070579
TEC5
DNB




Cadell, Chester M.
36312624
CPL
KIA
Carter, Harold C.
36434112
S SG
FOD
Chambers, James O.
36070991
SGT
KIA
Chase, Elvis E.
16016537
PFC
KIA
Cleeton, Samuel J.
36435449
CPL
KIA
Costello, James L.
36072292
SGT
KIA
Cromwell, Lmont R.
36783367
PFC
KIA




Dabbs, Everett P.
36052641
PFC
KIA
Dains, John L.
0-424923
2 LT
KIA
De Witt, Clarence W.
36446798
T SG
KIA
Dobrinick, John M.
36069014
PFC
DNB
Duffey, Miles J.
36484439
S SG
DNB
Durken, John T.
16127543
SGT
DNB
Dustman, Norman H.
36072262
SGT
KIA




Eller, Ralph D.
36694154
PVT
KIA
Enos, Billy H.
17122247
SGT
KIA




Ferketich, Joseph M.
36041401
PVT
KIA
Fletcher, William W.
16018201
S SG
DNB
Flowers, John H.
36049051
TEC4
DNB




Gehrig Lionel L.
36050388
PVT
KIA
Goesman, Brunk A.
36072263
SGT
KIA
Graham, Russell G.
36429060
PVT
DNB
Guenther, Carl B.
17072028
PVT
KIA




Hampton, Elvis F.
36784910
PVT
DOW
Harrington, James M.
36955118
PFC
KIA
Hartman, Robert J.
0-918952
CAPT
DNB
Harvey, John D.
0-885169
LT
KIA
Hasquin, Felicien Jr.
36485250
CPL
KIA
Hesseldenz, Edward F.
01542999
2 LT
DNB
Hicks, John L.
16016544
S SG
KIA
Hilyard, Glen D.
36972162
PVT
KIA
Hinman, Irvin
36050803
TEC4
DNB




Inthiar, John
36051491
T SG
KIA
Isaacs, Walter B.
01317915
2 LT
DOW




Johnson, James E.
16162373
CPL
FOD
Johnson, Louis R.
36438535
PFC
KIA
Jones, William W.
0-868016
2 LT
DNB




Lay, Ansel E.
36761814
SGT
KIA
Link, Stanley T.
36034698
CPL
DNB
Livengood, L. L. Jr.
0-668981
2 LT
KIA
Long, Leonard E.
36476026
S SG
KIA
Lynch, John P.
0-659474
2 LT
DNB




Martini, Reno A
36763229
PFC
KIA
Mayes, Frank B.
36447359
SGT
KIA
Mc Daniel, Jess
36435428
PFC
DOW
Mc Kinney, Boyd E.
36051476
PFC
DOW
Meyer, Wilbert E.
36055914
SGT
KIA
Mize, Vernon W.
36072319
PFC
KIA
Moon, Clifford M.
37638790
PFC
KIA




Newberry, Harold E.
36438442
TEC5
KIA
Nix, William L.
36485253
S SG
KIA




Oldenettel, Arnold
36050848
PVT
DNB
Osterkamp, Wilbur J.
0-806030
2 LT
FOD




Parsh, Kenneth E.
02095048
2  LT
DNB
Penman, Robert
36698291
PVT
KIA
Peretti, Charles
36063816
PVT
KIA
Picco, Dominic
36773277
PFC
FOD
Preno, Edward J.
36674547
SGT
KIA




Radcliffe, Virgil E.
0-660197
CAPT
DNB
Ronk, Glenn W.
16175160
PFC
FOD
Rull, Virgil J.
36955114
PFC
KIA




Sartoris, Stephen
17075850
PVT
DNB
Scoggins, George R.
36987129
PVT
KIA
Shinpaugh, Marion L.
36440480
SGT
KIA
Slota, Louis
36051523
TEC5
DNB
Smith, William D.
16019460
S SG
KIA
Spudich, Steve J.
36783353
PVT
KIA
Standefer, Denzil D.
36684803
PVT
KIA
Stankoven, Dominick
36918306
PVT
DNB
Steinmeyer, Richard W.
36059653
PFC
DOW
Steed, Andrew
36050385
PVT
DNB
Stewart, Nelson G.
36773282
PVT
KIA
Stone, Leonard H.
36684943
PFC
DOW
Stratton, John H.
17122167
SGT
KIA




Terrell, William Clifton
(click to read more on Terrell)


KIA
Toombs, Charles H.
16040539
S SG
KIA
Turner, Russell A.
36987278
PFC
DOW




Villa, Melvin C.
36482978
PFC
DNB
Vlahon, Arthur
0-671195
2 LT
KIA




Wargo, Frank R.
0-671151
1 LT
KIA
Weaver, James H.
0-334173
2 LT
DNB
Weddle, Edgar L.
0-665652
2 LT
FOD
Wheeler, Earl J.
36065732
PFC
KIA
Whitmore, John T.
36475153
PVT
KIA
Wilder, Ralph E.
36051445
PFC
KIA
Wilkins, Ervin W.
36070592
SGT
DNB
Williams, Wilton
37129702
TEC5
KIA




Yaeger, John
36065706
S SG
KIA




Zubal, Le Roy J.
36482642
PVT
KIA



Omitted:
William C. TERRELL. Hometown: Carlinville, IL. Status: KIA.[National WWII Memorial. < http://www.wwiimemorial.com>]
[IL-WWII Casualty List. Navy, Marines & Coast Guard] TERRELL, William Clifton. Quartermaster 3c. USNR. Mother: Mrs. Eunice TERRELL BULLARD. 503 Orient St., Carlinville, ILL.
USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park, in Honolulu, HI. There web-site is: < http://oneternalpatrol.com> TERRELL, William Clifton. Quartermaster, Third Class. #634299. From Carlinville, Illinois. Purple Heart. Submarine: USS Wahoo (SS-238) Loss Date: October 11, 1943. In La Perouse Strait, Northern Japan. Sunk by a combination of air attack, shore batteries and depth charging.

[American Battle Monuments Commission. National WWII Memorial. The WWII Honor Roll. < http://www.abmc.gov] William C. TERRELL. Quartermaster, Third Class, U.S. Navy. Service #6342999. USNR. Entered the service from KY. Died 7 Jan 1946. MIA or Buried at Sea. Tablets of the Missing at Honolulu Hawaii Memorial, Honolulu, HI. Awards: Purple Heart.
If you can help find the family of William Terrell, contact the coordinator for Sharon (Scriven) Iwanick, of La Center, WA. email address. Terrell's mother's name is Mrs. Eunice Terrell Bullard.



Veteran Issues by Colonel Dan

from Colonel
Dan Cedusky, Retired <colonel-dan@sbcglobal.net>

Many years ago I quoted the 2nd para in a speech I gave… a group of veterans in Carlinville IL saw an article about it and wrote me on how to get permission to use it in granite, on a veterans memorial they were planning/building.  I wrote the widow, and she replied ok to use. 

I ended up as the guest speaker at it’s dedication in front of a veterans post in Carlinville.  The paper printed the entire speech.  I accidently found the poem on line…and decided to send it to you. (s) Dan Cedusky, Col Ret

Dusty old helmet, rusty old gun,
They sit in the corner and wait -
Two souvenirs of the Second World War
That have withstood the time, and the hate.
Mute witness to a time of much trouble.
Where kill or be killed was the law -
Were these implements used with high honor?
What was the glory they saw?
Many times I've wanted to ask them -
And now that we're here all alone,
Relics all three of a long ago war -
Where has freedom gone? 

Freedom flies in your heart like an eagle.
Let it soar with the winds high above
Among the spirits of soldiers now sleeping,
Guard it with care and with love.
I salute my old friends in the corner,
I agree with all they have said -
And if the moment of truth comes tomorrow,
I'll be free, or By God, I'll be dead!

  Poem by Audie Murphy
Medal of Honor Recipient





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