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Albrecht

David

Lt

Army Air

28SEP1944

KIA B-17 shot down over Germany, Air Medal with 2 oak leaf clusters & Purple Heart

 

Anderson

Robert V

Pfc

Army

29APR1943

 

DNB

Appling

Carroll S

2nd Lt

Army Air

7SEP1942

Army pursuit plane crash near Florida Training Field

 

Bagwell

John, Jr.

Cpl

Army Air

15OCT1943

POW/MIA Died in Japanese prison camp

NB

Banghart

Robert E

Pfc

Army

8NOV1945

Purple Heart, MIA Italy

KIA

Barnes

Eugene

Pvt

Army Air

SEP 1942

 

 

Barnes George B Pfc Army 14NOV1944 Purple Heart, KIA France KIA

Baurain

Allan

2nd Lt

Army Air

8DEC44

P-38L Air Crash 2.5M WSW Hayward, CA

 

Bennett

James Todd

1st Lt

Army Air 2MAY1944

MIA Air crash Italy

MIA

Bigham

Carl

Sgt

Army Air

29MAY1944

KIA mid-air collision England

KIA

Binning

George Henry

S2C

Navy

25NOV1943

Purple Heart, Listed on the Tablets of the Missing at Honolulu Memorial
Honolulu Hawaii
Memorial gravestone in Centerville Cemetery

KIA/MIA

Bisset

Warren R. "Bob"

Pvt

Army

7MAY1942

Died in the Philippines under the Japanese.

DNB

Bradford

Henry F

Pvt

Army

   

Durham

DNB

Boyd

George D

Pvt

Army

25MAY1945

Died in Germany after VE Day

DNB

Brewer

Charlies W

Cadet

Army Air

16SEP43

BT-13A Air Crash 5 Mi SW Chico, CA

 

Brooke

Galen A

SSgt

Army Air

4 FEB 1945

MIA B-24 lost over England, Air Medal with oak leaf cluster, Purple Heart

MIA

Broyles

Chester

Lt

Army Air

JUN 1944

MIA

 

Bruce

Keith Chester

Cadet

Navy

JUN 20 1942

Died in air crash, NAS Corpus Christi, TX, day before graduation from flying school.
Chico Cemetery, Chico, CA

 

Bryan

Walter T

Flt/O

Army Air

23OCT44

P-38L Air Crash 1 mi W of Chico AAF, CA

 

Buckman

George

Pvt

Army

JUN 1942

Died as POW in Manila after fall of Corregidor

 

Button

Elmer LeRoy

Cpl

Marines

16MAY45

Killed in South Pacific, Okinawa
Chico Cemetery, Chico, CA

KIA

Caplinger

Harley J

Pvt

Army

16MAY42

KIA in New Guinea

KIA

Capps

Norman E

Pfc

Army

23MAY45

Killed in Okinawa. Originally in National Guard "G" Co.

KIA

Carey

Frank L

1st Lt

Army

6MAR1945

KIA Luzon

KIA

Carter

Joseph H

 

Army Air

26SEP41

AT-6A Air Crash 10 mi NE of Chico, CA

 

Caywood

Clinton L

2nd Lt

Army

1MAR43

Air crash in North Africa, Purple Heart

KIA

Chapman

Ernest A

1st Lt

Army Air

23APR44

P39Q Air Crash 35 Mi NW Cheyenne, WY

 

Chapman

Ralph E

TSgt

Army

19OCT42

Killed defending Alaska. Originally in National Guard "G" Co.

KIA

Claflin

Ralph B, Jr.

2nd Lt

Army Air

19JUN44

P-63A Air Crash 2mi N of Chico AAF, Chico, CA

 

Cole

Willis W

SSgt

Army

 

Lived in Durham

FOD

Cramer

Lloyd Edward

PO 3c

Navy

2SEP43

Killed in aviation accident

 

Cummings

John H

TSgt

Army

17NOV44

Died of wounds from Battle of Leyte, Purple Heart. Originally in National Guard "G" Co.

KIA

Cunningham

Charles

 

 

 

Listed on plaque at Chico University

 

Darling

Stanley B

TSgt

Army

26JUL1944

MIA over Austria

FOD

Darnell

Floyd L.

Sgt

Marines

 

 

 

Day

Le Roy L

Pvt

Army

11MAY1945

Infantryman 382nd Reg. Died in Okinawa, Bronze Star, Purple Heart

KIA

DeMoss

Robert

 

 

 

 

 

Donnavan

Gerald Miller

 

 

 

Listed on plaque at Chico University

 

Duke

Byron K Jr

Flt/O

Army Air

8DEC44

P-38L Air Crash 2M W Princeton, CA

 

Dunning

Ray Hall

Pfc

Marine Reserve

11JUN45

KIA Okinawa

 

Englent

James

 

 

 

 

KIA

Entler

Paul L

Tec5

Army

18APR45

Killed in Germany, Purple Heart

KIA

Evans

Robert M

1st Lt

Army Air

6NOV45

B-29 Air Crash 12M NE Chico, CA

 

Fink

John Riley

Cadet

Army Air

NOV 1943

Air crash while flight training at Williams Field, Higley, AZ

DNB

Fisher

Harold C

Pfc

Army

5FEB44

Died of wounds from Battle of Kwajalein. Originally in National Guard "G" Co.

DOW

Foster

Gordon P

SSgt

Army

 

Purple Heart. Originally in National Guard "G" Co.

KIA

Freitas

Leonard

 

 

 

Listed on plaque at Chico University

 

Garmong

Charles M

2nd Lt

Army Air

26 Apr 1945

BT-13B Air Crash 10 NE Folsom, CA

DNB

Garner

Bill G

Cadet

Army Air

7JAN44

BT-13A Air Crash 5 1/2 Mi NE Willows, CA

 

Gein

Carl August

Lt

Army Air

26MAY1945

Listed on plaque at Chico University, France

MIA

Gilbert

Herman, Jr.

Cadet

Army Air

7 MAY 1943

Training accident 6 mi S of Hamilton City

DNB

Godbold

William, Jr.

Cadet

Army Air

5 JUL 1943

Died of Illness

 

Gonzalez

Manuel John

Pfc

Army

6NOV1944

Listed on plaque at Chico University, MIA Philippines

 

Goodwin

Eugene A

Pvt

Army

3MAR45

Killed in Italy, Purple Heart

KIA

Gould

Murry

Cadet

Army Air

4 DEC 1942

Parachute accident

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Guynn

Ashley M

Capt

Army Air

27APR44

Pilot B-17, KIA over Belgium, Air Medal with 3rd Oak Leaf Cluster,  Purple Heart

KIA

Habig

Charles J

2nd Lt

Army Air

21MAR45

P-38L Air Crash 5M SW Red Bluff, CA

 

Hansen

Donald G

TSgt

Army

3FEB44

KIlled in Kwajalein, Purple Heart. Originally in National Guard "G" Co.

KIA

Harding

Robert Warren

 

 

 

Listed on plaque at Chico University

 

Harter

Linus H Jr.

Cadet

Army Air

17DEC43

BT-13 Air Crash Aux Field No 1, CAAF, Chico, CA

 

Hedlund

Carroll A.

Pfc

Army

MAR43

Killed in parachute training, Camden SC

Richvale

Hedrick

Charles Edgar

PO 2c

Navy

May 1942

USS Atik, radioman,  MIA

Durham

Hendricks

Edgar A

 

Army Air

6DEC44

P-38L Air Crash Hayward AAF, CA

 

Hines

William E Jr.

1st Lt

Army Air

19MAR45

P-38L Air Crash 3M E Durham, CA

 

Hippler

Ross Eldon

PO 2c

Navy

24 OCT 1944

POW USS Canopus, Corregidor & Bataan, Purple Heart, Pharmacist Mate

DOD

Hobson

Grover

2nd Lt

Army

6 JUN 1944

KIA D-Day Normandy coast

 

Houghton

Daniel J

 

MM

7 JAN 1943

KIA in south Pacific

 

Jenkins

Richard H Jr

1st Lt

Army Air

23APR44

P-39Q Air Crash 35 Mi NW Cheyenne, WY

 

Jewett

Phillip Loren

PO 2c

Navy

18FEB1942

Metalsmith on USS Polux, MIA shipwreck

 

Johnson

Gordon

 

 

 

 

 

Joseph

Levon Richard

 

 

 

Listed on plaque at Chico University

 

Kemp

James L

2nd Lt

Army

JUL 1944

Signal Corps, Killed at Anzio, Purple Heart

KIA

Kendal

Fred

Capt

Marines

10 MAR 1945

KIA Iwo Jima, Silver star with gold star, Purple Heart with gold star

KIA

Kenecht

John F

1st Lt

Army Air

24MAR45

P-38L Air Crash 10M ESE Marysville, CA

 

Knautz

Richard L

1st Lt

Army Air

7MAY43

BT-13 Air Crash 6 Mi S Hamilton City, CA

 

Laham

Edward W

2nd Lt

Army Air

9JUN44

P-63A Air Crash 1 mi E of Nelson, CA

 

Leathers

Richard Miles

2nd Lt

Army Air 28MAR1943

Listed on plaque at Chico University

MIA

Lee

Harold J

SSgt

Army

Oct 1944

B-17 gunner, Killed over Germany, Purple Heart

KIA

Lighter

Aaron Ralston

S1c

Navy reserve

4 JAN 1945

Purple Heart

MIA

Lindstrom

Mitchell M

SSgt

Army Air

  Radio Operator, Air Loss/Crash Munich, Germany

KIA

Little

James Hubert

 

 

 

Listed on plaque at Chico University

 

Lobdell

Ray Brown

2nd Lt

Army Air

10OCT43

B-25 Pilot. MIA over North Africa

DNB

Lofgren

Maurice A

Capt

Army Air

30AUG43

Pilot, died flying over Europe. Air Medal with Oak Leaf cluster

Richvale/

Chico

Madison

Wallace D

2nd Lt

Army Air

17JUL44

P-63A Air Crash 1 mi W of Chico AAF, CA

 

March

Hubert Roland

2nd Lt

Army Air

1942

Navigator on bomber. Air crash Natal, Brazil

 

Marshall

William H

2nd Lt

 

 

 

 

Martin

Theodore Santiago

PO 1c

Navy

26 MAR 1945

KIA Iwo Jima, Seebees

 

McDaniel

Robert H.

Lt

Army

21FEB1945

Killed in France with 275th Reg. Silver Star, Purple Heart. Originally in National Guard "G" Co.

KIA

McLaughlin

Richard S

Cadet

Army Air

8 DEC 1943

Training plane crash 2 mi SW Hamilton City

 

McLane

Vernon C

PO 3c

Navy

1944

Machinist Mate, crew of submarine "Flier", lost MIA, Purple Heart

 

McHenry

Richard L

Pfc

Army

 

Purple Heart

KIA

Meeks

Kenneth W

 

Army Air

27JUL43

BT-13A Air Crash 2 Mi E Aux Field No 2, CA

 

Meinberg

Floyd M.

Pfc

Marine Reserve

10NOV42

Killed at Guadalcanal, Purple Heart

KIA

Meyer

Marx E

2nd Lt

Army Air

22MAY44

P-63A Air Crash 1 mi NW of Chico AAF, CA

 

Miller

Harry "Bill" W, Jr.

Cpl

Army Air

23JUL44

Died in aircraft accident in Central Pacific

DNB

Miller

Marshall M.

 

 

 

Listed on plaque at Chico University

 

Moak

David E.

 

 

 

 

 

Moen

Merland E

2nd Lt

Army Air

15MAY44

 P-39Q Air Crash Last seen between Farallones & Pescadero,CA

 

Moffett

Charles S

1st Lt

Army Air

6NOV45

B-29 Air Crash 12M NE Chico, CA

 

Moore

Gail Everett, Jr.

Capt

Army

6MAY43

MIA in North Africa near Tunis

FOD

Morel

Leo, L, Jr.

2nd Lt

Army Air

1SEP44

P-38L Air Crash 1 mi E of Orland, CA

 

Morgan

Earl A

2nd Lt

Army Air

19FEB45

P-38L Air Crash 22M NW Barstow, CA

 

Morie

Clement L

 

Army Air

24MAR45

P-38L Air Crash 10M ESE Marysville, CA

 

Mogensen

Walter E

2nd Lt

Army Air

19FEB45

P-38L Air Crash 22M NW Barstow, CA

 

Murry

William Frank

PO 1c

Navy

 

Philippines

MIA

Noel

Harold P

Sgt

Army

 

Purple Heart. Originally in National Guard "G" Co.

KIA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nordale

Arnold M

Cadet

Army Air

 

Training accident near Vina

DNB

Norlie

Merle O

2nd Lt

Army Air

18MAR44

Died in B-24 crash near Tucson, AZ

DNB

O'Brien

Kenneth James

Maj

Army Air

15DEC44

POW on Japanese ship that was sunk in Subic Sea, Distinguished Service Cross, Purple Heart

KIA

O'Brien

Raymond Hanley

PO 2c

Navy

7APR1943

Machinist Mate, Lost at sea with entire crew aboard torpedoed USS Aaron Ward in Pacific

KIA

Oetgen

John

2nd Lt

Army Air

7AUG44

P-63A Air Crash 2 mi W of Sutter, CA

 

Oster

Harold L

 

Army Air

24MAR45

P-38L Air Crash 10M ESE Marysville, CA

 

Owocki

Stanley S.

Cpl

Army Air

5SEP43

Found dead at Storrie, CA. Was returning to Chico Air Field from furlough.

 

Paich

Frank John

 

 

 

Listed on plaque at Chico University

 

Parker

Wilson Hall

 

 

 

Listed on plaque at Chico University

 

Peterson

George Sutton

Capt

Army Air

19JUN1944  

MIA

Petro

Charles

SSgt

Army Air

7DEC44

Propeller accident, Hayward AFB

 

Pierce

Arthur Donald

MM1C

Navy

15DEC1945

MIA in the Pacific when USS Houston was sunk

MIA

Ponke

Leo F

SSgt

Army

24JUN1945

Died in air crash over Burma

DNB

Powell

Wayne B

1st Lt

Army Air

6NOV45

B-29 Air Crash 12M NE Chico, CA

 

Pristavec

Ernest J

Pvt

Army Air

June 1942

Burns from gasoline explosion at Chico Air Field

DNB

Quiring

Richard

Cpl

Army Air

2 FEB 1945

B-24 crash between Azores & Bermuda

MIA

Randle

Washington S

 

Navy

20JUN1943

Naval Trainee died from illness

DNB

Rawlins

Robert Merton

1st Lt

Army Air

5DEC1945

Listed on plaque at Chico University, B-29 Pilot, Crashed in Tokyo Fay

MIA

Ray

Donald W

1st Lt

Army

SEP 1945

Died of illness at Letterman Hospital in San Francisco

DNB

Reaves

Auburn N.

 

Army

 

Died in air crash. Originally in National Guard "G" Co.

 

Richey

Willis J

Cadet

Army Air

25FEB44

BT-13 Air Crash 1/2 Mi N Chico AAF Aux 3, Vina, CA

 

Ricker

Edward

2nd Lt

Army

9 JUN 1944

KIA Invasion of Normandy, Purple Heart

 

Robinson

Dennis (Red)

2nd Lt

Army Air

19 JAN 1944

Air Transport Command, Air Crash in England

DNB

Rose

Orville, Jr

Cpl

Army Air

22MAR43

BT-13A Air Crash Into Sacramento River, 4 Mi SE Red Bluff Arpt

 

Schulze

Garnett D

TSgt

Army

MAY 1945

Killed on Okinawa. Two Bronze Stars. Originally in National Guard "G" Co.

KIA

Seay

Corbin Wilbur

WOJG

Army Air

4JUL44

Drowned in the Adriatic Sea, Italy, while attempting to rescue another servicemen. Soldier's Medal

DNB

Semrau

Alvin Walter

Lt

Navy Reserve

MAY 1943

Navy PV-1 pilot.

MIA

Sitton

Golden M.

Sgt

Marines

22FEB45

KIA on Iwo Jima

Durham

Sloat

Richard O

Lt

Marines

1944

KIA Battle for Saipan

 

Smith

Dennis David

 

 

 

Listed on plaque at Chico University

 

Soehner

Walter Herman

 

 

 

Listed on plaque at Chico University

 

Spreen

Clarence F.

 

Army

 

Died in the Philipines. Originally in National Guard "G" Co. Also on Chico list.

 

Stallings

Robert

1st Lt

Army Air

22MAY1943

B-17 Co-Pilot

MIA

Standridge

Howard C

Capt

Army Air

26APR45

BT-13B Air Crash 10M NE Folsom, CA

 

Staple

Henry G

1st Lt

Army Air

23 APR 1943

B-17 pilot, DNB

 

Stegner

James M

 

Army

30 APR 1942

KIA Corregidor

 

Stoddard

Aaron Asa

 

 

 

Listed on plaque at Chico University

 

Swanson

Harold

GSgt

Marines

1944

MIA Tarawa

MIA

Tazuk

John

 

 

 

 

 

Towry

Charles R Jr.

2nd Lt

Army Air

15NOV44

P-38G Air Crash 10M NW Chico, CA

 

Triplett

Vernor M

SSgt

Army

JUL 1945

KIA on Mindanao, Purple Heart

KIA

Tupper

Daryl

Pvt

 

26 FEB 1945

KIA Luzon

 

Tuttle

Frank D., Jr.

2nd Lt

Army Air

20NOV43

Pilot, Air crash near Wilson's Creek on East Coast of US

DNB

Tuttle

Robert Earl

 

 

 

Listed on plaque at Chico University

 

Tyler

Robert

Lt

USNR

APR 1944

KIA in Atlantic

 

Vanskaitis

Frank E, Jr.

Pvt

Army

5OCT1942

Died from illness. Chico AAF

DNB

Walker

Melvin T

Pfc

Army

23FEB45

Killed in Germany. Purple Heart

KIA

Wassum

Warren Milford

Pfc

Army

8OCT42

Accidental death on guard duty. Originally in National Guard "G" Co.

DNB

Watson

Earl L.

1stSgt

Army

4FEB44

Died at Kawjalein. Originally in National Guard "G" Co.

KIA

West

Thorne Grant

 

 

 

Listed on plaque at Chico University

 

Welch

Thomas K

SSgt

Army Air

MAR 1945

Tail Gunner. Killed over Belgium. Air Medal, 2 Oak Leaf Clusters, Purple Heart. Originally in National Guard "G" Co.

KIA

Wharton

James Donald

F2

Navy

1JAN1941

Memorial gravestone @ Centerville Cemetery

 

Whitford

William R

 

 

 

Listed on plaque at Chico University

 

Wilcox

Robert O

Ens

Navy

MAY 1943

Air Crash at Corpus Christi, TX

DNB

Wilson

Meurnice S

2nd Lt

Army Air

8JUL44

P-63A Air Crash 12 mi SW of Corning, CA

 

Winter

Alvin F

SSgt

Army Air

19MAY44

Aerial gunner, killed over Australia, Purple Heart. Originally in National Guard "G" Co.

KIA

Wool

 Frederick G

 

Army Air

22MAR43

BT-13A Air Crash Into Sacramento River, 4 Mi SE Red Bluff Arpt

 

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