WWII Attu Veteran's Database, Published 07/15/2018, George L. Smith

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ID VetsLastName VeteransFirstName VeteransMI VeteransNickname VetStatus UnitShipAssignedTo AssignedDay MonthAssigned YearAssigned POCeMail StartCertain EndAssignmentDay AssignmentEndMonth AssignmentEndYear TermDateCertain RegByLastName RegisteredByFirstName RelationshipToVet Comments Timestamp
1 Adams Clyde OK Capt. Willoughby's Scout Company 1 1 1943 mailto: LizinMS@aol.com NO 1 1 1944 NO Hoskins Elizabeth DAUGHTER Original Input Date: 7/7/2001 1:04:36 AM 14-Nov-08
2 Adkins Roble OK 32nd Inf. 1 1 1943 mailto: unk@unknown.com NO 1 1 1944 NO Adkins Ron SON My father earned the Bronze Star and Purple Heart for his service on Attu. Would like to hear from anyone who knew my father or served with him.Original Timestamp: 7/7/2001   12:28:27 AM 14-Nov-08
6 Adkisson Otis E OK 20th Field Hospital 1 1 1944 mailto: helpgeno@yahoo.com NO 1 1 1948 NO Guyett Eugene SON-IN-LAW Was also in 11th Airborne and 7th division. Otis has lost his records and said he would like to know if anyone remembers him.Original Timestamp: 6/22/2006 4:35:17 PM 06-Dec-08
7 Aguilard Levy S Blackie ND 1ST BATTALION CO D 17TH REGIMENT 7TH DIVISION 21 9 1942 mailto: JADE21875@AOL.COM YES 26 1 1946 YES Aguilard Darlene DAUGHTER I'M LOOKING FOR ANYONE WHO KNEW MY DAD. HE DIED OF BRAIN CANCER 1998. I AM TRYING TO HONOR MY WAR HERO MY DAD BY FINDING ANYTHING I CAN. I SENT RECIEVED AND PLACED MY DADS MARKER ON HIS GRAVESITE IN THE GARDEN OF HONOR IN AVONDALE LOUISIANA. I WAS BLESSED TO RECIEVE MY DADS WW2 MEDALS FROM MY LOCAL CONGRESSMEN JOHNNY ISACSON LAST YEAR. I HAVE MY DADS FLAG FROM HIS MILLITARY SERVICE. I AM TRYING TO FIND ANYONE WHO KNEW MY DAD HOPING I CAN GET PICTURES OF HIM IN HIS UNIFORM. I AM HAVING A DISPLAY CASE MADE TO HAVE ALL HIS THINGS DISPLAYED IN. MY DAD WAS WOUNDED IN OKINAWA TWICE AND STILL RETURED TO HIS DUTIES. THE MEDALS HE RECIEVED WERE.... ASIATIC PACIFIC CAMPAIGN MEDAL WITH 2 BRONZE STARS, PHILIPPINE LIBERATION RIBBON WITH 1 BRONZE STAR, GOOD CONDUCT MEDAL, 2 PURPLE HEARTS, WW2 VICTORY MEDAL AND 3 PRESTIGIOUS BRONZE STAR MEDALS. PLEASE ANYONE OUT THERE THAT REMEMBERS MY DAD GET IN TOUCH WITH ME. THANK YOU DARLENE TOLAR AGUILARD.Timestamp: 6/24/2003 4:27:29 PM 06-Dec-08
704 Ainsworth Seren E Seen SELECT VET'S STATUS mailto: DATE CERTAIN DATE CERTAIN RELATIONSHIP TO VET 28-Sep-12
3 Alaniz George G OK 7th Div./ 32nd Inf./Co. G/3rd Plt./3rd Sqd. 11 5 1943 mailto: Ludicrs@yahoo.com YES 21 5 1943 NO Alaniz George SON Battle of Attu Purple Heart recipient. Thanks to all servicemen who served our country past and present. Original Timestamp: 1/27/2004  3:05:37 AM 14-Nov-08
8 Alford Robert L Al OK 23rd Battalion CO.B 14 6 1943 mailto: oldman@txol.net NO 28 9 1943 NO Brown John SON-IN-LAW Rank: Cheif Petty Officer Motor Machinists Mate He says that his unit had no problem with being there but, the Army had men starving and freezing to death. He says it seemed like their country had forgotten them as far as food and clothing were concerned. JJB Original Timestamp: 1/26/2002 12:16:56 PM 06-Dec-08
9 Allen Francis OK 48th Field Arty, HQ Battery Liaison to 17th Inf. 10 5 1943 mailto: palln@hubcap.clemson.edu YES 1 8 1943 NO Allen Phil SON Landed on Red Beach, D-Day, liaison with 17th Infantry. Commanding Officer was Capt. HokeOriginal Timestamp: 7/7/2001 1:07:21 AM 06-Dec-08
11 Allen Richard D ND 7th 1 4 1944 mailto: mrmac@aol.com NO 1 10 1944 NO Weingarten Joseph SON-IN-LAW Original Timestamp: 9/21/2003 8:15:08 PM 06-Dec-08
10 Allen Lee OK 328th Division Engineers Hospital 1 1 1944 mailto: harveya382@aol.com NO 1 1 1946 NO Allen Harvey SON Dad served as a Medic at the base hospital with Dr. Francis Grant, and was loaned to the 323rd Engineers Division.Original Timestamp: 7/7/2001 1:10:10 AM 06-Dec-08
12 Allinghame Ernie Lefty ND Seabees 1 5 1945 mailto: Brickybob@aol.com YES 1 4 1945 YES Allingham Robert SON Would like to hear from anyone who knew my father. Have many of his pictures. Have picture of a P-38 (#235) just before it was lost. Pilot was rescued. Anyone know who the pilot might have been?Original Timestamp: 7/7/2001 9:30:33 AM 06-Dec-08
648 Ambrose Simeon OK 328th Station Hospital 18 9 1943 sambrose1@msn.com NO 10 10 1945 NO Self Self RELATIONSHIP TO VET US Army Medical CorpsSundry Photos of Attu owned and available 17-Mar-12
647 Ambrose Simeon OK 328th Station Hospital 18 9 1943 mailto: Ssambrose NO 10 10 1945 NO Self Self RELATIONSHIP TO VET 17-Mar-12
13 Amrein Ray OK 78th Coastal Artillery Anti-Aircraft, 2nd Bat. HQ 10 5 1943 mailto: unknown@unknown.com YES 10 5 1944 YES SELF SELF SELF The 1st Bat. had 90mm guns, we in the 2nd Bat. had 40mm AA guns. I believe there were 3 planes (not 2) that crashed on the mountain side. Tony Potski and I climbed the mountain and found one of them. A deceased pilot was still sitting in the plane. I believe his name was Henderson. I hope they found and removed his body. I still wonder about that all these years. We could, from the captured higher altitude Japanese foxholes, see our troops through the fog down below in the valley. It was really weird. I'm also looking for a Ken Lynch from Delano, CA. I'm not online, but anyone can mail me at: Ray Amrein 3650 S. Federal Blvd. #152 Englewood, CO 80110 Timestamp: 7/7/2001 1:13:13 AM 06-Dec-08
549 ANDERSON JONAH OK 299TH AND 503 ANTI AIRCRAFT COAST ARTILLERY 5 1943 mailto: PRETTYWATER0001@ATT.NET YES 8 10 1945 YES SELF SELF SELF 26-Jan-10
14 Ando Pedro Do OK Unknown 8 8 1943 mailto: unknown@unknown.com NO 7 8 1944 NO Ando Pedro DAUGHTER No email address. Mail to: 6703 Louisville Drive Pasco, WA. My father threw away his dog tag when the Japanese invaded Davao Cit, Philippines. He was afraid that he would get caught. He couldn't remember his number and was unable to get claims. My mother, 88 years old and in the Philippines, will be happy to know that we found my father's records. Can you help us? Thank you.Original Timestamp: 1/17/2005 4:34:11 PM 06-Dec-08
15 Arebalo Peter P Pete ND Unknown 25 3 1944 mailto: gaylezer58@hotmail.com NO 1 1 1946 NO Arebalo Gayle DAUGHTER-IN-LAW A truly great man. Desire to find out all we can to share with future generations regarding the history of these brave men and women.Original Timestamp: 7/4/2004 3:49:50 AM 06-Dec-08
16 Arndt Woodrow Woody OK 7th Inf. Div., 17th Inf. Reg., CO "H" 11 5 1943 mailto: lkrimm@earthlink.net YES 15 8 1943 YES Krimm Lee FRIEND Woody's ship was the USS Zzelain. The spelling of the ship's name is in doubt, but Woody remembers that the spelling had two "z's." Woody is still active and spends some of his spare time cutting hair in a barber shop. I became aware of Woody's service on Attu because while he was cutting my hair, I mentioned to him that I had lived on Attu from January 1947 to October 1947 as an "Army Brat."Original Timestamp: 7/7/2001 1:16:09 AM 06-Dec-08
17 Arnott William M ND 21st BS 2 7 1942 mailto: pjsiemer@sbcglobal.net YES 23 11 1943 YES Seimer Susan Arnott DAUGHTER Original Timestamp: 3/13/2007 12:02:21 PM 06-Dec-08
18 Arnts Robert ND Optical Machinist's Mate 1st Class 1 9 1943 mailto: meljel@ra.msstate.edu NO 1 6 1945 NO Lee Marie DAUGHTER Have many photos with unidentified Navy men. Only know of "Snowball," a black dog, and Dad's best buddy, "Frick." Will be glad to share photos and have folks ID'd. Daddy always wanted to return to Attu; we never made it, although we had started making plans.Original Timestamp: 7/7/2001 1:25:57 AM 06-Dec-08
586 Arterburn Delbert E ND 591st AAA Bn of the 7th Infantry Division 4 24 1943 mailto:benjaminfranklin1778@hotmail.com YES 11 26 1944 YES Arterburn Josh GRANDSON Was member of seven man crew manning 40mm antiaircraft gun. Passed ammunition from cache to loader. Was familiar with all types of jobs incidental to firing of 40mm gun. Assisted in camouflage and concealment of gun. Trained new replacements. Served 20 months in the Aleutian Islands with the 591st AAA Bn of the 7th Infantry Division. Participated in one campaign; the battle for Attu, I have a ton of pictures of him with other men who I have no idea who are. I'm hoping someone will see this and contact me, So I can put names with the faces. 09-Sep-10
641 Arterburn Delbert E ND Battery G 78th Coast Artillery Regiment / Battery C 591st AAA AW BN 11 5 1943 josharterburn@gmail.com YES 28 11 1944 YES Arterburn Josh GRANDSON My grandfather Delbert Edmund Arterburn landed on Attu May 11, 1943 with the initial invasion force. He was an Ammunition Handler for Battery G of the 78th Coast Artillery Regiment. He served on Attu  a total of 20 months, shortly after the battle the 78th was broken up into Battalions. Delbert then ended up in the 591st Anti Aircraft Artillery Battalion. Sadly he passed away in 1999, and didn’t talk to anyone in the family about his time on Attu. He even had a photo album containing 200+ pictures of him and his fellow soldiers on Attu, that I didn’t find out about till a little over a year ago. Looking for men who served with him, or relatives of those men. I'm happy to share all the info I have. 01-Mar-12
640 Arterburn Delbert E ND Battery G 78th Coast Artillery Regiment / Battery C 591st AAA AW BN 11 mailto: DATE CERTAIN DATE CERTAIN RELATIONSHIP TO VET 01-Mar-12
19 Ashby Richard OK PC-572 1 6 1943 mailto: LSTPLAS@aol.com YES 1 8 1943 YES SELF SELF SELF Served as a Cox on Naval vessel PC572 during the invasion of Attu.Original Timestamp: 7/7/2001 9:15:01 AM 06-Dec-08
20 Ashcraft Forrest OK 397th Base HQ Squadron 1 6 1943 mailto: Hardfyr@aol.com YES 1 9 1943 YES Ashcraft, Jr. Forrest SON My dad was stationed on Attu. If anyone remembers him and/or would like to talk to him about shared times on Attu, he lives in Davenport, Iowa and is a retired sheriff, retired police chief, and Iowa State Senator. I know he would love to hear from you.Original Timestamp: 7/7/2001 9:27:43 AM 06-Dec-08
21 Augsburger Robert R Bob OK 114th Naval Construction Battalion 1 5 1945 mailto: raugs@pacbell.net NO 1 6 1946 NO SELF SELF SELF Original Timestamp: 9/17/2004 7:10:27 PM 06-Dec-08
22 Avery Rex OK Unknown 1 11 1939 mailto: RUTHSZABO@netscape.com NO 1 11 1944 NO Avery Rex SISTER-IN-LAW Unsure about unit...we do know that he served between 1939 and 1949...he is still living in Albama today...he served five years in these islands.Original Timestamp: 9/21/2006 9:14:43 AM 06-Dec-08
464 Badenoch Denton C ND Artillary 1944 mailto: leslie.milan@aon.ca DATE CERTAIN DATE CERTAIN DAUGHTER 12-Feb-09
706 bain william f SELECT VET'S STATUS mailto: DATE CERTAIN DATE CERTAIN RELATIONSHIP TO VET 31-Dec-12
524 baker james KIA airforce 1941 mailto: DATE CERTAIN DATE CERTAIN RELATIONSHIP TO VET 09-Nov-09
23 Bakke Julian ND 7th Inf. Div., 32nd Div., F CO 24 3 1942 mailto: ramwam@mediaone.net YES 15 8 1945 YES Miest Rita DAUGHTER My Father passed away December 9, 1991. He was extremely proud of the part that he played in WWII. From Minnesota, he was a member of the 7th Infantry Division and fought in the battle at Attu. He was honorably discharged on August 12, 1945. I wish I remembered more details of his war stories but, when he was here to tell them, I seemed to be too busy to listen! How I wish I could listen now. I would love to hear from anyone who might remember him in any way.Original Timestamp: 7/7/2001 4:51:27 PM 06-Dec-08
25 Barber Andrew G Andy ND 36th BS 9 8 1940 mailto: rn33@bellatlantic.net NO 9 8 1945 NO Fernandez Patricia SISTER Found some photos my brother had while he was stationed in the Alleutians. One photo shows Erroll Flynn and others visiting the soldiers. Another photo is marked on back "Alby Brokaw" and dated 5/9/43 - two days before the 7th infantry attack. Andy has many photos of buddies, planes, ships, camps and scenery. He also has one set from a japanese camera showing the same thing (buddies, planes, camp and scenery)! Please, is there anyone who knew my brother? Thank you in advance, PatriciaOriginal Timestamp: 10/29/2002 9:22:51 AM 06-Dec-08
24 Barber Andrew G Andy ND AAF 8 9 1945 mailto: rn33@bellatlantic.net NO 8 9 1945 NO Fernandez Patricia SELF I have read EVERY entry made by each. What I see in common is that our loved one didn't like talking about Attu! I wish this database would list each according to unit/ship assignment making it more easy to cross-check. My brother, Andrew Barber, was a Master Sargeant, has shot in the hip, had snow blindness and was in Attu as well as all other spots mentioned (as witnessed by me looking through his pictures). What I forgot to mention before was one of his photos shows a litter of 'pups' in a rocky outcrop - maybe dogs or maybe wolves. One picture marked on back names ALBY BROKAW as one of his buddies. There are may photos of P-38s landing, taking off and parked. Many of the pictures on the back were maked RESTRICTED and could not be mailed at the time.Original Timestamp: 10/29/2002 10:25:16 AM 06-Dec-08
26 Barnes George H Henry ND Army EVO 1 1 1939 mailto: cmat1954@sbcglobal.net NO 1 1 1941 NO Matthews Cheryl GRANDDAUGHTER I am searching for service records for my grandfather, George Henry Phillip Barnes, DOB 2-14-1909. He was in the Army EVO during WWII. Any information you have will be greatly appreciated. Cheryl MatthewsOriginal Timestamp: 2/18/2004 3:04:02 PM 06-Dec-08
27 Barnett Leon ND CO A, 138th Ordnance Maintenance Battalion 9 7 1943 mailto: tbarnett@imbg.com YES 4 12 1944 YES Barnett Tom SON Original Timestamp: 7/7/2001 5:06:17 PM 06-Dec-08
605 baronas SELECT VET'S STATUS mailto: DATE CERTAIN DATE CERTAIN RELATIONSHIP TO VET 30-Jan-11
28 Bartoletti Fernando J Bart, Lee OK K Co., 3/17 INF REG, 7th INF DIV, US ARMY 15 3 1942 mailto: bluenova19692002@yahoo.com NO 25 11 1945 NO Bartoletti Lee F. SON My father, now 87, lives in northern CA. He served in five campaigns with the 7th ID, was awarded the CIB, Purple Heart (2 awards), and Bronze Star, among others. He is a member of the DAV. He was discharged as a T-5.Original Timestamp: 6/4/2005 2:16:00 PM 06-Dec-08
29 Bartovick George A ND AAF, Signal Corp 14 3 1941 mailto: mark@bartovick.net YES 30 4 1945 NO Bartovick Mark SON According to his discharge paperwork, my dad was a radar operator. He once said he had been on every island in the Aleutian chain. He started out at Kodiak and said that everytime a new unit arrived, his unit got bumped over to the next island down the chain. I have a photograph of him and 3 other men, presumably taken in Alaska or the Aleutians. I'll email a copy to anyone interested in hopes of identifying the location and the other men shown. Original Timestamp: 10/13/2006 3:21:12 AM 06-Dec-08
30 Barylick Frank ND CO B, 32nd Med Battalion 2 5 1943 mailto: c YES 29 12 1944 YES Samples D. DAUGHTER My dad served on Kiska and Attu. He was the lone survivor in his tent when the Japanese attacked. He was an ammo handler, medical aidman, and truck driver.Original Timestamp: 7/7/2001 5:20:12 PM 06-Dec-08
590 Bassett John w KIA mailto: DATE CERTAIN DATE CERTAIN NIECE 16-Oct-10
652 Bauder James B Jim ND 7th Infantry, 32nd Regiment, Company H 1942 mailto: greatdane_w@hotmail.com NO 1945 NO Woerner Dayna GRANDDAUGHTER 10-Apr-12
31 Beam Lewis OK 11th AF Instrument Flying School 1 1 1943 mailto: dbeam@southcorr.com NO 1 1 1945 NO Beam Daniel SON Lewis, a native of Asheville, NC, Flew B-25s, C-47s, and B-24s all through the Aleutians. "Roger doger you old coger I'm a major too!" If anyone knows Lewis, a note from you would brighten his day.Original Timestamp: 7/7/2001 5:22:35 PM 06-Dec-08
71 Beam A. M Martin or Marty ND USS Harris?? 22 9 1940 mailto: csb1896@sbcglobal.net YES 4 8 1945 YES Beam Charleen DAUGHTER My dad died in 1963. Since I was a child, I never was told the details of my father's service in the Navy in WWII. I have very little info on his service and would like to know more.  I know that he served in Attu and Kiska, Alaska in May 1943, as well as in North Africa in November of 1942. I really would like to have more info on my dad, and would LOVE to hear from anyone who knew him. As far as I can tell, my dad served on the USS Harris, Tippecanoe,and Tennessee as a Machinist's mate. If anyone knew Martin or "Marty" Beam, please contact me. I loved my dad and considered him a war hero, but I never got a chance to really know him.  Any and all info would be welcome. thank you. 09-Dec-08
33 Beard Samuel OK HQ Harbor Craft TC AD At Large 29 1 1942 mailto: markbeard64@hotmail.com YES 5 8 1942 YES Beard Mark SON Looking for anyone who served with my father. (Click HERE for story).Original Timestamp: 7/7/2001 5:26:21 PM 06-Dec-08
32 Beard Elbern Rosey ND 37th Infantry or 35th Infantry? 1 4 1942 mailto: wbeard@lps.org NO 1 4 1944 NO Beard Bill SON My dad, PFC Elbern Beard, joined the Nebraska National Guard (20 Sep 1940). He was called up for Federal Army Service (23 Dec 1940) and I believe that he was with the 35th Infantry Division. On 28 Aug 1941, he was inactivated. On 18 Jan 1942, he was called up again and I believe he was with the 37th Infantry this time. He received his honorable discharge on 12 Oct 1945. His military papers say that he served in the Aleutians. He was a truck driver. I would like to know any history of the 35th and/or 37th Infantry in the Aleutians. If you knew my dad (he is now deceased), I would like to hear from you also. I am a Viet Nam vet.Original Timestamp: 10/23/2002 12:46:39 PM 06-Dec-08
34 Beckner James C ND go33wd45 17 12 1942 mailto: wvagal@charter.net YES 3 2 1945 YES Taylor Karen DAUGHTER Original Timestamp: 11/17/2006 12:15:58 AM 06-Dec-08
35 Benson Harry KIA Unknown 1 1 1943 mailto: rmfg@military.com NO 1 1 1944 NO Benson John BROTHER Harry, my brother, was killed during the fighting on Attu in 1943. I am seeking any information about him, or anyone who knew him.Original Timestamp: 7/7/2001 5:28:52 PM 06-Dec-08
36 Berry D. R. -- or Raymond OK 20th Field Hospital 17 4 1943 mailto: dixiedot@sbcglobal.net YES 1 5 1944 NO SELF SLEF SELF Left Oakland CA on April 17, 1943, sailing to Attu. Finally landed on Attu May 11th -- first day of American landing. Original Timestamp: 7/1/2007 7:52:46 PM 06-Dec-08
37 Birge Lonnie G KIA 32nd Inf. 11 5 1943 mailto: rbirge@glasgow-ky.com NO 29 5 1943 YES Birge Ronnie NEPHEW Original Timestamp: 3/20/2003 12:15:40 PM 06-Dec-08
579 Black Clarval Blackie SELECT VET'S STATUS 7th Divison  / 159 Infrantry 7 43 jmblack@mymailworld.com NO 1 45 DATE CERTAIN SON I am still kicking at the age of 89 and want to contact any of you I may have known, my son is doing this for me.Blackie 19-Jul-10
578 Black Clarval Blackie SELECT VET'S STATUS 7th Divison / 159th infrantry 7 43 jmblack@mymailworld.com NO 1 45 NO SON 19-Jul-10
39 Blake William OK 404th Bomb Squadron (H) 1 4 1946 mailto: WilliamJohnBlake@aol.com YES 1 9 1946 YES SELF SELF SELF I was not on the island that long but I have a lot of great memories. I was on the ground crew for the B-24's as an airplane and engine mechanic.Original Timestamp: 7/7/2001 5:32:05 PM 06-Dec-08
38 Blake William OK 404th Bomb Squadron (H) 1 4 1946 mailto: WilliamJohnBlake@aol.com YES 1 9 1946 YES SELF SELF SELF I was not on the island that long but I have a lot of great memories. I was on the ground crew for the B-24's as an airplane and engine mechanic.Original Timestamp: 7/7/2001 5:32:05 PM 06-Dec-08
584 blake robert p bob OK us navy 2 1945 mailto:psullivan46@bellsouth.net DATE CERTAIN 7 1946 DATE CERTAIN sullivan patricia DAUGHTER 07-Sep-10
40 Blaske Orville W Satch ND USN 1 10 1942 mailto: 1datuputi@verizon.net NO 6 6 1945 NO Blaske Kevin SON Father was assigned to various naval units with flight and sea going capabilities. He was a RM 2/c. Also was stationed at Kiska. Spent majority of WW II in the Aleutian Islands.Original Timestamp: 10/7/2007 9:22:55 PM 06-Dec-08
488 Block John SELECT VET'S STATUS mailto: DATE CERTAIN DATE CERTAIN RELATIONSHIP TO VET 12-Jul-09
585 Blurton John A ND 4th Infantry 1941 traciemerchant@yahoo.com NO 1945 NO GRANDDAUGHTER 08-Sep-10
41 Bohnlien Thomas C KIA Unknown 11 5 1943 mailto: ranbo@locl.net YES 29 5 1943 YES Bohnlein Randy NEPHEW Original Timestamp: 7/7/2001 5:46:52 PM 06-Dec-08
526 bolinger fred UNK mailto: DATE CERTAIN DATE CERTAIN RELATIVE 17-Nov-09
42 Borelle Tom UNK Seabees 1 1 1943 mailto: tlb3454@enter.net NO 1 1 1943 NO Borelle T. SON Original Timestamp: 7/7/2001 5:50:08 PM 06-Dec-08
521 borro SELECT VET'S STATUS mailto: DATE CERTAIN DATE CERTAIN RELATIONSHIP TO VET 29-Oct-09
465 Bowling Carmen R. Carr ND 23 12 1943 mailto:nutthaus@mchsi.com NO 5 02 1946 NO Nutt Lillian (Lyn) DAUGHTER 18-Feb-09
518 bowman earnest UNK mailto: DATE CERTAIN DATE CERTAIN RELATIONSHIP TO VET 28-Oct-09
43 Boyd Earl J OK 78th AA Battery B 11 5 1943 mailto: unknown@unknown.com YES 1 11 1944 YES SELF SELF SELF I was in on the landing of the Battle of Attu. Saw troops in the water trying to reach the shore line, mutilated Japanese bodies from self-inflicted grenade wounds, wild flowers, and even what appeared to be blueberries! I don't have email, but you can reach me at: 850 S. Durkin Dr., Apt. 156, Springfield, IL. 62704. Phone 217-793-3165. Can read some of my poetry at: www.poetry.com (search by my name).Original Timestamp: 7/7/2001 5:52:10 PM 06-Dec-08
583 Braden Frank P Texas OK Company D, 159th infantry 15 3 1942 mailto: bradenk@comcast.net NO 15 11 1944 NO Braden Ken SON My dad, Frank, will be 92 years old on Oct 16, 2010.  He still lives at home in Columbus, Texas. 24-Aug-10
44 Branton William H ND Aleutian Islands 31 12 1940 mailto: colleen040168@yahoo.com NO 31 12 1940 NO Colleen NIECE This man passed away two years ago. He wasmy  great uncle and was a great manOriginal Timestamp: 3/28/2008 11:03:39 PM 06-Dec-08
45 Bray Marx Buddy, Bud, Buddy Bray ND 7th Inf., 32nd Div., CO L 1 5 1942 mailto: www.brayjo@lycos.com YES 1 1 1945 NO Bray Jo DAUGHTER My father was on Attu and Kiska. I am looking for anyone who knew or might have served with him. He went on to other islands in the Philippines. He also went by the name Bud or Buddy Bray. Looking forward to hearing from anyone who might have known him or has any information about his service record.Original Timestamp: 7/7/2001 5:56:22 PM 06-Dec-08
46 Bridges Orville D ND 18th Engineers 1 1 1942 mailto: dbridges@micron.net NO 1 1 1942 NO Bridges Daryl DAUGHTER Original Timestamp: 7/7/2001 5:58:59 PM 06-Dec-08
556 Brittian Robert j ND mailto: DATE CERTAIN DATE CERTAIN Reynolds Dusten GRANDSON 14-Mar-10
555 Brittian Robert j ND mailto: DATE CERTAIN DATE CERTAIN RELATIONSHIP TO VET 14-Mar-10
47 Brockman Charles OK 343rd Transportation Battalion 1 5 1943 mailto: johncbrockman@aol.com YES 1 10 1944 YES Brockman John SON Original Timestamp: 7/7/2001 6:01:54 PM 06-Dec-08
48 Brodie R. Stewart KHook ND U.S.Naval Air Station (Navy 163) 1 3 1944 mailto: brorob78@hotmail.com YES 1 11 1945 YES Roberts Betsy Brodie DAUGHTER Original Timestamp: 11/15/2002 3:12:36 PM 06-Dec-08
50 Brown Vincent W ND US Navy ship salvage, NAS Attu 1 1 1944 mailto: dennismbrown7@msn.com NO 6 30 1945 NO Brown Dennis SON All I know is that dad was a US Navy ship salvage diver.Original Timestamp: 11/11/2008 4:53:38 PM 06-Dec-08
51 Brown Willard J OK 53rd Inf., Alaskan Defense Cmd Prev. 7th Inf. Div 1 1 1943 mailto: Halfmst@crosstel.net NO 1 1 1944 NO Brown Robert SON Willard made all landings in Aleutians (Adak, Attu, Kiska, Fox) as infantry NCO. Had an alarm clock with those islands written on it. Spent 28 months in Aleutians. From there he went on to the "Battle of the Bulge."Original Timestamp: 7/7/2001 6:11:08 PM 06-Dec-08
49 Brown Cletus ND 32nd Inf. Regiment, CO G 1 5 1943 mailto: tbrown29@snet.net YES 1 1 1944 NO Brown Tom SON Served in Aleutian Islands, Marshall Islands, Leyte Island, and Ryukyu Islands Campaigns.Original Timestamp: 7/7/2001 6:06:50 PM 06-Dec-08
52 Brydon Donald J OK 58th Fighter Conrol Squadron 1 6 1944 mailto: brydon@adelphia.net NO 1 10 1945 NO Brydon Steven SON Was also stationed on Shemya prior to going to AttuOriginal Timestamp: 12/25/2005 12:19:50 PM 06-Dec-08
626 Bucannan Bob OK VPB-61 10 3 1944 mkennethclaypol@netzero.net NO 18 12 1944 NO Claypool Kenneth FRIEND Bob Bucannan and Ken Claypool were in Patrol Sqd. 61 flying patrols from Attu in PBY's in 1944. 28-Jul-11
53 Bull Carl ND 78th CAAA Battery B 21 5 1943 mailto: bullman@SUCCEED.NET YES 4 1 1945 YES Bull Ray SON My dad never talked much about his experiences on Attu, and I never pressed him on the subject. I am a Vietnam veteran and there are things I don't talk about. My dad was a quiet man. I'm proud of his service to our country. I have in my possession his unit history book of the formation of the 78th AAA at Camp Haan, California in 1941. I have found pictures of some of the guys on Attu with the 78th AAA in the yearbook at Camp Haan. They are G. R. Valentino, Battery E; Paul Hirsh, Battery D; John Willis, Battery D. On Attu they were with Battery A. Original Timestamp: 7/7/2001 6:13:49 PM 06-Dec-08
595 Bullis Emory G Bud ND Army 15 11 1943 jabbuilder@yahoo.com NO 15 11 1945 NO Bullis John SON 11-Nov-10
594 Bullis Emory G Bud ND Army 15 11 1943 jabbuilder@yahoo.com NO 15 11 1945 NO Bullis John SON 11-Nov-10
54 Burcenski Michael OK 22nd Naval Construction Battalion (Seabees) 1 1 1943 mailto: mlbud@aol.com NO 1 1 1943 NO Burcenski M. GRANDDAUGHTER Michael checked out the website, took him back to those days.Original Timestamp: 7/7/2001 6:16:21 PM 08-Dec-08
55 Burch Richard KIA 73rd Bomb Group, 28th Composite Group 1 5 1943 mailto: biglou@frontier.net YES 1 8 1943 NO Lippincott Louise DAUGHTER My dad flew B-25s ("The Fickle Finger of Fate") and was stationed at Adak, then Amchitka. Later flew B-17s with the 91st BG, 324thSqd, stationed in Bassingbourn, England. KIA 6-20-44 during a bombing mission over Hamburg, Germany. Original Timestamp: 7/7/2001 6:22:27 PM 08-Dec-08
56 Burch, Jr. Arnold J ND Unknown 10 5 1943 mailto: melinda_wing@city.palo-alto.ca.us YES 1 1 1943 NO Wing Melinda DAUGHTER My father wrote a journal about Attu when he was at Camp Hale in Colorado in the Spring of 1944. I'd be pleased to pass on a copy to anyone who is doing research or collecting stories about the battle.Original Timestamp: 7/7/2001 6:19:17 PM 08-Dec-08
57 Burgess Paul A ND airborne infantry 1 1 1942 mailto: cmannin4@verizon.net NO 1 1 1945 NO Burgess Paul GRANDSON trying to find anything or anybody who might have known Paul Burgess. He Past away Dec.20,2003. He served in alaska during World War 2. He always told us stories of Attu, He was airborne infantry. please help me if you can. I want the information for his wife, and daughter. Thanks Jacob I. Manning US Army RetiredOriginal Timestamp: 1/8/2004 9:30:33 PM 08-Dec-08
58 Burke John P OK 782 Field Artillery Battalion, Battery B 1 1 1942 mailto: skyguy@prodigy.net YES 1 3 1944 YES Burke John S. SON My dad served in the Army on the Island of Attu from January 1942 to March 1944. He is a very proud veteran and would love to hear from any fellow veterans that shared his experiences or would like to talk about their own.Original Timestamp: 7/7/2001 6:25:44 PM 08-Dec-08
59 Burleson John C Whitty OK NAS Attu 1 12 1943 mailto: bearfish@yahoo.com YES 1 6 1945 YES Burleson Wayne SON 138 Seabeas Bat.Original Timestamp: 7/7/2001 6:28:25 PM 08-Dec-08
60 Burnside Ernest OK 228th Quartermaster Corp 4 12 1945 mailto: j.l.burnside@worldnet.att.net YES 1 8 1946 YES Burnside Mrs. WIFE Wanting to hear from anyone that served in the 228, or their relatives.Original Timestamp: 7/7/2001 6:31:05 PM 08-Dec-08
654 burris jesse SELECT VET'S STATUS mailto: DATE CERTAIN DATE CERTAIN RELATIONSHIP TO VET 01-Jun-12
61 Butcher Walter W Butch OK 802 Battalion 15 3 1942 mailto: butchjth@cox.net NO 15 4 1944 NO Butcher John SON Original Timestamp: 5/20/2006 8:49:11 PM 08-Dec-08
62 Bynum Robert B Bob ND T 6-41-A 6 6 1949 mailto: sjamison@alltel.nt NO 6 12 1949 NO Bynum Robert NIECE I know my uncle served in the USMC Koren and WWII His number was 277752 T 6-41-A-Original Timestamp: 1/11/2007 10:14:32 PM 08-Dec-08
63 Cady George OK 8th Special Seabees 1 1 1943 mailto: unk@unknown.com NO 1 1 1943 NO Cady Steve SON You can write to George Cady at 22 York St., York, ME. 03909Original Timestamp: 7/8/2001 12:45:49 AM 08-Dec-08
64 Calloway Dean G OK 7th inf div/13th eng(C)bn/A co/1st platoon 11 5 1943 mailto: gtplr@yahoo.com YES 1 8 1943 NO Calloway Gene SON attu-marshalls-leyte-okinawa-korea-discharged Feb 1946-I'm looking for anyone Dean served with.Original Timestamp: 8/22/2002 2:54:13 PM 08-Dec-08
65 Calmes Jesse ND 641st AAA Btn. 1 1 1943 mailto: buger3@pdq.net NO 1 6 1943 NO Calmes Keith SON My father, Jesse, was an AAA gunner from Camp Callan. He served in the Aleutian Islands and I have dozens of pictures on the island that appears to be Attu. Little Falls Cemetery, AA guns, bombers, a few with a Japanese flag, his graduation picture from Camp Callan D58th. Any info you may have would be very much appreciated.Original Timestamp: 7/8/2001 12:49:09 AM 08-Dec-08
66 Cannady Charles O ND 14th field hospital medical corps 11 5 1943 mailto: lauraandtom@cox.net YES 1 12 1943 NO Cannady Tom GRANDSON This is in respect for my Grandfather, whom I never met or knew. I only know information from a book his stepdaughter put together. It gives details of the time in Attu, May 11, 1943 and his life on the island. I have a book of photos and service history and remarks about his time in the 14th field hospital on Attu. I have a few names under the pictures but would like to have more information about the battle and service history. My grandfather passed away I am not sure when, but I never met him. I do know that he is buried in Las Vegas. And my father passed away in Dec 2006. So if any one has information let me know. I would like to preserve some of my families history. Thanks to all.Original Timestamp: 1/3/2008 3:37:32 AM 08-Dec-08
67 Cardis Lloyd Lloyd OK 7th Division / Scouts 1 1 1943 mailto: jjcardis@grar.com NO 1 1 1946 NO Cardis Jeff SON My Dad would like to hear from anyone who may remember him. He arrived at the Aleutian islands by submarine, paddled ashore in a rubber raft. He was with the scouts.Timestamp: 1/10/2002 11:07:16 PM 08-Dec-08
537 Carioti Quinto B SELECT VET'S STATUS mailto: DATE CERTAIN DATE CERTAIN RELATIONSHIP TO VET 16-Dec-09
645 carlile phillip g SELECT VET'S STATUS mailto: DATE CERTAIN DATE CERTAIN RELATIONSHIP TO VET 11-Mar-12
68 Carpenter Kenneth OK 343rd Fighter Group 1 2 1942 mailto: iaincarp@hotmail.com YES 1 7 1945 YES Carpenter Jonathan NEPHEW My Uncle was the Crew Chief for Jack Chenault's P-40. Later he was promoted and flew P-40's and various other aircraft during the war. His email address is kcarp@cybertrails.com.Original Timestamp: 7/8/2001 12:51:49 AM 08-Dec-08
656 carpenter thomas e earl ND mailto: DATE CERTAIN DATE CERTAIN SON 19-Jul-12
69 Carter Duffey A OK 449TH BOMB GROUP 1 6 1943 mailto: BJWHITEHEAD@EARTHLINK.NET YES 1 7 1944 YES SELF SELF SELF Original Timestamp: 5/22/2004 12:04:13 AM 08-Dec-08
70 Cartwright Arthur S ND Army 1 1 1941 mailto: unknown@unknown.com NO 1 1 1945 NO Cartwright Arthur GRANDDAUGHTER Timestamp: 9/18/2007 4:40:05 PM 08-Dec-08
72 Cassidy Lawrence OK 7th Div., 32nd Reg., 2nd Bat HQ Co. 1 1 1942 mailto: DaveMDFPOB@AOL.COM NO 1 1 1945 NO Cassidy David SON Interested in correspondence with any person that served or worked with my father. Contact son e-mail: (Dave Cassidy) DaveMDFPOB@AOL.COMOriginal Timestamp: 7/8/2001 12:56:16 AM 09-Dec-08
73 Cavanagh Bill ND 7th Inf., Ft. Ord 1 11 1942 mailto: lulu@graphic-designer.com NO 1 4 1945 NO Cavanagh Laurie DAUGHTER My dad was with the 7th on Attu. He went on to fight in the Marshalls, Leyte and Okinawa. Bill was wounded in April of 1945.Original Timestamp: 7/8/2001 12:58:29 AM 09-Dec-08
74 Childress Charles G Charlie OK 20th Field Hospital 4 17 1943 mailto: vchildress52@yahoo.com YES 5 1 1944 NO SELF SELF SELF I was searching for anyone that served in the 20th field hospital. I was a medical technician. I can't remember the date I left, but I know I was there about a year.Original Timestamp: 7/4/2007 7:18:01 PM 09-Dec-08
75 Christesen Ellis OK 78th CA, 591st AAA Bat D 11 5 1943 mailto: EllisC833@cs.com YES 25 11 1944 YES SELF SELF SELF I can positively confirm Ray Amrein's statement that there were three planes shot down instead of two. Attu is a nice place to be from! :-)Original Timestamp: 7/8/2001 1:00:31 AM 09-Dec-08
76 Clarkson Curtis OK Xap Perida 11 5 1943 mailto: c3rc@cs.com YES 27 5 1943 YES SELF SELF SELF Armed Guard Signalman on the Xap Perida. After making a collision with an uncharted rock on May 12, the Hydrographer and the Ute probably saved us from sinking. We were not hit by the enemy, but spent several days with the Perida's bow buried in the sand while repairs were made and undamaged cargo was discharged. A P-38 was shot down in Massacre Bay, the pilot was picked up just a short distance from our ship. Fifty six years later I salute him and the other five P-38 pilots. It is very likely they saved our lives.Original Timestamp: 7/8/2001 1:02:23 AM 09-Dec-08
77 Claypool Kenneth J Ken OK VPB-61 10 3 1944 mailto: mailto: mkennethclaypol@netzero.net NO 18 12 1944 NO SELF SELF SELF This is a great site![Note: This email address is new from original record entry]Original Timestamp: 7/27/2008 8:29:35 PM 09-Dec-08
78 Clegg Kenneth W OK 707th Ordnance Co. 11 5 1943 mailto: ken526@earthlink.net YES 10 9 1943 NO SELF SELF SELF Attu in May of 1943 was not a pleasant place to be with the clothing and boots we were issued, the only good item was our Artic Down Sleeping Bag. Original Timestamp: 7/4/2005 12:59:25 PM 09-Dec-08
79 Clements Elwyn R Pete ND 7 TH INF. DIV. 31 12 1943 mailto: rmclem373781@NETZERO.NET NO 31 12 1943 NO Clements Robert SON ANY INFORMATION ON MY DAD'S TIME WITH THE 7TH DIV.Original Timestamp: 6/29/2004 4:58:19 AM 09-Dec-08
459 Clinard Horace E ND 54th Fighter Group 1943 mailto: jskpatrick@hotmail.com NO 1944 NO Kirkpatrick Scot GRANDSON I've got a few pics, have learned alittle history and have some decent knowledge about military hardware. I'd love to hear from anyone that served or is looking to swap some pics or info. Thank you, Scot. 04-Jan-09
80 Cline Raymond OK Xap Perida, Amphibious Unit 11 5 1943 mailto: PiPigrl@AOL.com YES 1 8 1943 YES Keefe Patricia FRIEND Please see Alvin Fredieu for Raymonds story. They were buddies and they reunited on May 11, 1993. Now Alvin drives to Payson Arizona from Lake Tahoe Nevada about 3 time a year to see Raymond and his family.Original Timestamp: 7/8/2001 9:15:28 AM 09-Dec-08
484 compton stover UNK mailto: DATE CERTAIN DATE CERTAIN RELATIONSHIP TO VET 18-Jun-09
461 conner SELECT VET'S STATUS mailto: DATE CERTAIN DATE CERTAIN RELATIONSHIP TO VET 18-Jan-09
462 conner henry UNK mailto: DATE CERTAIN DATE CERTAIN RELATIONSHIP TO VET 18-Jan-09
533 contreras rudy ND mailto: DATE CERTAIN DATE CERTAIN RELATIONSHIP TO VET 03-Dec-09
81 Cook Jack E OK HQ, 7th Medical Battalion 11 5 1943 mailto: jack1035@webtv.net YES 15 8 1943 YES SELF SELF SELF I landed in Massacre Bay with the second wave on May 11th as Division Narcotics Registrar. I spent the entire battle leading squads to the front carrying supplies up and carrying wounded back to be evacuated to different ships that could accommodate them.Original Timestamp: 7/8/2001 9:17:43 AM 09-Dec-08
591 Cooney Martin KIA mailto: DATE CERTAIN DATE CERTAIN RELATIONSHIP TO VET 20-Oct-10
82 Cornwell Earl K Bud ND Army 7 12 1941 mailto: budspimpalace@yahoo.com NO 8 5 1946 NO Cornwell Earl GRANDSON Original Timestamp: 3/8/2005 10:36:55 PM 09-Dec-08
83 Coshow Richard OK 102nd Radio Intelligence CO 1 1 1943 mailto: tcoshow@tele-direct.com NO 1 1 1945 NO Coshow Tom SON My father was part of the 3rd wave of the invasion of Attu. He was in radio intelligence for the U.S. Army. He was stationed at Amchitka before he went to Attu, where he intercepted Japanese radio signals from Attu and Kiska (before the Japanese managed to sneak off of Kiska) He would like to correspond with anybody who remembers him. He is now 83 years old, and in good health. Thanks, Tom CoshowOriginal Timestamp: 7/8/2001 9:21:06 AM 09-Dec-08
84 Crawford Gene ND Unknown 1 1 1942 mailto: curboom@yahoo.com NO 1 1 1942 NO Rogers Leslee NEPHEW Original Timestamp: 2/8/2007 4:52:21 PM 09-Dec-08
85 Creamer Kenneth F ND 7th Division, 17th Infantry 24 4 1943 mailto: lcreamer@eurekanet.com YES 12 11 1945 YES Creamer Larry SON Original Timestamp: 3/4/2006 1:12:42 PM 09-Dec-08
86 Croft John R ND Seabee 1 1 1942 mailto: r18rj18@aol.com NO 1 1 1944 NO Croft John GRANDDAUGHTER any records would be welcome ours were lost in a fire after his disappearnce thank youOriginal Timestamp: 12/7/2001 1:10:49 PM 09-Dec-08
87 Cromwell Leslie ND 7th Div 157 1 1 1943 mailto: rhard22@aol.com NO 1 1 1945 NO Harding Rosanne DAUGHTER Leslie was assigned to Attu during invasion. I would like to hear from anyone who may have information about him or who may have served with him.Original Timestamp: 7/8/2001 9:23:49 AM 09-Dec-08
88 Cronk George D ND Unknown 1 1 1940 mailto: madavis@mchsi.com NO 1 1 1945 NO Davis Margaret DAUGHTER I would like to find anyone who knew my father in the service. He passed away in 1965 and we then found out that he had received 5 bronze stars. We have not been able to find out anything about them or what he did to receive them. I would also like to know more about his time in the service during WWII and hear from others who knew him. He had a twin brother Gerald, a brother Norman, and an older brother James who also served in the armed forces during that time. Anyone willing to contact me by e-mail with information? Thanks! MargaretOriginal Timestamp: 1/18/2005 1:46:39 PM 09-Dec-08
89 Crosbie Lloyd C KIA 334th harbor craft company 1 1 1945 mailto: bobsaris@versatel.nl NO 1 1 1945 NO Saris Bob OTHER I have adopted his grave in the Netherlands to take care of putting flowers and so on.Original Timestamp: 12/24/2005 12:24:41 PM 09-Dec-08
90 Crosby J. J ND HQ CO, 3rd Bat., 32nd Inf., 7th Inf. Div. 11 5 1943 mailto: CogswellRS@aol.com YES 8 10 1945 NO Crosby Mr. SON Wounded during battle of Attu, 14 May 1943, by shrapnel. Interested in what troop ship he may have been on en route to the Aleutian. He and the 7th Div went on to Leyete and other islands in the Pacific.Original Timestamp: 7/8/2001 9:27:41 AM 09-Dec-08
91 Cubberley Bill ND Unknown 1 1 1943 mailto: tobiecub@home.com NO 1 1 1945 NO Cubberley, III Bill SON My father was in the Army while at attu.Original Timestamp: 7/8/2001 9:30:31 AM 09-Dec-08
92 Cullinan Paul KIA Scout, possibly with the 7th Inf. Div. 1 5 1943 mailto: gzraymond@worldnet.att.net YES 29 5 1943 YES Zeck G. NEPHEW Contracted pneumonia, was killed during stay in Attu field hospital during final Japanese assault.Original Timestamp: 7/8/2001 9:33:47 AM 09-Dec-08
94 Cunningham John OK 279th Artillery Battalion 31 5 1943 mailto: adk@microdsi.net YES 31 8 1945 NO SELF SELF SELF I was a search light officer. I arrived on Attu after the Battle of Attu. I was responsible for setting up search lights on Shemya. I was stationed there until the end of the war. I have many pictures from that period. I would enjoy hearing from anyone stationed on Shemya (or Attu) during the 1943-45 time period.Original Timestamp: 7/8/2001 9:38:03 AM 09-Dec-08
93 Cunningham Albert J Al ND 328th Station Hospital 1 1 1944 mailto: cunningham431@juno.com NO 15 12 1945 NO Cunningham Daniel SON Original Timestamp: 1/20/2002 6:48:57 PM 09-Dec-08
95 Currie Harold OK 7th Div, 32nd Inf. 1 1 1943 mailto: EssanayInc@aol.com NO 1 1 1943 NO Unknown Unknown OTHER Alive and doing well in San Jose, CA.Original Timestamp: 7/8/2001 9:42:08 AM 09-Dec-08
96 Currier Albert W Big Dog OK 159th infantry battallion, 7th division 1 8 1943 mailto: cortenburg@earthlink.net NO 1 2 1945 NO Ortenburg Cheryl DAUGHTER Timestamp: 9/8/2001 6:22:50 PM 09-Dec-08
97 Dahlstrom Clifford R OK 7th Scout CO 1 5 1943 mailto: kdahlstrom@usinternet.com YES 1 1 1944 NO Dahlstrom Kirk SON Clifford's grandson is doing research. Any interesting personal reflections would be appreciated. Kirk or Ben Dahlstrom, 10525 Akron Ave., Inver Grove Hts., Mn. 55077Original Timestamp: 7/8/2001 9:44:23 AM 09-Dec-08
596 Dal Lago Joseph SELECT VET'S STATUS mailto: DATE CERTAIN DATE CERTAIN RELATIONSHIP TO VET 29-Nov-10
98 Dalegowski Walter OK 11th AAF, 54th Fighter Group, 343rd Fighter Sq. 1 1 1943 mailto: Dalegowski@aol.com YES 1 11 1945 YES Dalegowski Mark SON Dad was stationed on Attu for about 28 months. He served as a crew member with P-38 squadron plane #76, the "Spirit of 76." Crew members were Lt. Macky (pilot), Hoffman (1st ass't), Dalegowski, Decker (crew chief), and Cilentino.Original Timestamp: 7/8/2001 9:47:11 AM 09-Dec-08
570 daniel sam SELECT VET'S STATUS mailto: DATE CERTAIN DATE CERTAIN RELATIONSHIP TO VET 11-May-10
563 Darnell Danny ND 4th Infantry 7th Battalion 18 5 1943 mailto: ddarnell@gci.net DATE CERTAIN DATE CERTAIN Darnell Daryl SON 12-Apr-10
473 Davidsn Ralph M ND 462 Brigade 1 1 1943 mailto: heaven1989@northlc.com NO 15 08 1945 NO Tammy Fett GRANDDAUGHTER 07-Apr-09
99 Davis Clinton L OK 7th Inf Div, 32 Reg, 2nd Bat. 1 1 1944 mailto: mad5@psu.edu YES 1 2 1946 YES SELF SELF SELF Original Timestamp: 7/8/2001 9:51:01 AM 09-Dec-08
100 Dax Henry G Hank OK 159 th infantry 1 5 1943 mailto: jones2463@att.net YES 1 2 1945 YES SELF SELF SELF Original Timestamp: 1/10/2008 11:00:03 PM 09-Dec-08
485 Dax Henry G Hank OK 159th Infantry Regiment 1943 mailto: joyfuljess@yahoo.com NO 1945 NO Goodman Jessica GRANDDAUGHTER 29-Jun-09
101 Delobe Joseph Charlie ND 42nd Coast Artillery Bat, Battery B 1 1 1944 mailto: cdelobe@cox.rr.com YES 1 2 1946 YES Delobe Charles SON I'm, trying to find out anything I can about his unit, where on the island it was located, what job my father actually did in this battalion, what higher level unit the 42nd was part of , what life was like day-to-day on Attu, etc.Original Timestamp: 7/8/2001 9:53:52 AM 09-Dec-08
102 Dempsey Robert E Demps OK 205 Combat Engineers 12 5 1943 mailto: dpawmawok@aol.com YES 20 12 1944 YES SELF SELF SELF Original Timestamp: 12/23/2003 12:13:46 AM 09-Dec-08
565 Dennis Ray ND mailto: DATE CERTAIN DATE CERTAIN RELATIONSHIP TO VET 24-Apr-10
575 DeSaer Julius OK pddesaer@newulmtel.net DATE CERTAIN DATE CERTAIN SON 19-Jun-10
574 DeSaer Julius SELECT VET'S STATUS mailto: DATE CERTAIN DATE CERTAIN RELATIONSHIP TO VET 19-Jun-10
103 Descant Ulysses ND Ship's Company, Communications 1 1 1942 mailto: cadescant@aol.com NO 1 1 1945 NO Descant Louis SON This is all the information that I have other than a driving permit to operate vehicles on Attu. If you knew my father, please E-mail me.Original Timestamp: 7/8/2001 9:56:41 AM 09-Dec-08
104 Deskewicz Arthur J Art OK 50th Eng BN, 7th Inf 1 5 1943 mailto: branch_1996@bellsouth.net NO 1 5 1943 NO Deskewies Hank NEPHEW Uncle served with 7th Inf, 50th Eng BNOriginal Timestamp: 6/9/2006 8:09:12 AM 09-Dec-08
105 Deutsch John F ND 7th ID / 591st AAA Battalion / 78th AA Battery F 11 5 1943 mailto: ststelco@gmail.com YES 28 11 1944 YES Pence Ron SON-IN-LAW We lost my Father-in-Law last yr. I am In possession of various effects from his time in the Aleutians, including photos, lots if them as well as war booty. I would like any and all to contact me as I would like to find out who his friends were in the photos and share them w/all.Original Timestamp: 11/26/2008 11:38:28 PM 11-Dec-08
106 Deweese Henry or Murl M Murl ND Unknown 1 1 1941 mailto: bdeweese@hotmail.com NO 1 1 1943 NO Deweese Ryan GRANDSON My grandfather went by murl, he was a typist in attu. I know for a fact he went to navy basic training in san diego then went straight to alaska. My grandfather died in 2005, after a long bout with heart disease. My father knew all about his military history but he died last year. If anyone has any info please e mail me back it is all I have left of his memory. I have some pictures of several individuals on the island and some pictures of the docks. I;m planning on taking a trip to the island one day. Alot of the pictures i have are of the landmark signs like cemetary and where the battles were held. If anyone has any info please let me know thank youOriginal Timestamp: 1/5/2008 4:25:39 AM 11-Dec-08
107 Diehl Clyde E ND Unknown, maybe Infantry 10 5 1943 mailto: EDiehl79@cs.com YES 1 1 1945 NO Diehl, Jr. Clyde SON Looking for info re father who fought on AttuOriginal Timestamp: 7/8/2001 9:59:27 AM 11-Dec-08
580 Dierks Ernest G KIA mailto: DATE CERTAIN DATE CERTAIN GRANDDAUGHTER 30-Jul-10
108 Divin Michael OK 7th Div 1 5 1943 mailto: josephdivin@aol.com NO 30 5 1943 NO Divin Joseph SON Looking for Lt. MahnOriginal Timestamp: 7/8/2001 10:01:27 AM 11-Dec-08
522 Doherty Doherty SELECT VET'S STATUS mailto: DATE CERTAIN DATE CERTAIN RELATIONSHIP TO VET 04-Nov-09
109 Dollar John UNK 7th Infantry 10 5 1943 mailto: GrannyBevD@aol.com YES 31 5 1943 NO Dollar Mr. BROTHER Received purple heart.Original Timestamp: 7/8/2001 10:03:40 AM 11-Dec-08
508 dolson lester e KIA mailto: DATE CERTAIN DATE CERTAIN RELATIONSHIP TO VET 08-Oct-09
110 Donovan Robert J Bob ND coastal artillery/anti air craft 1 16 1942 mailto: wvhzd1@sbcglobal.net NO 1 12 1943 NO Donovan Vic SON not sure of exact unitOriginal Timestamp: 9/16/2008 12:54:02 AM 11-Dec-08
111 Dorski Zygmunt B Ziggy OK 114th NCB 1 1 1943 mailto: PAINTBALLNJ@HOME.COM NO 1 1 1945 NO Dorski Fred SON LOOKING FOR ANY INFO ON MY DADS UNIT 114TH Timestamp: 2/18/2002 11:13:12 AM 11-Dec-08
112 Dory William Billy KIA 50th Combat Engineers 1 5 1943 mailto: wrtb@netzero.com NO 29 5 1943 YES Burns Travis OTHER Purple Heart and Silver Star recipient. Died defending Engineer Hill on the last day of Battle of Attu. Original Timestamp: 11/8/2005 9:36:49 PM 11-Dec-08
113 Douglass Albert L ND 159th Infantry Company K 1 7 1943 mailto: kjackson@socal.rr.com NO 1 7 1944 NO Douglass karen DAUGHTER Original Timestamp: 10/12/2008 10:28:47 PM 11-Dec-08
114 Dressler Eugene E ND Cannon Company 4th Infantry 8 3 1942 mailto: recordplayer@hotmail.com YES 21 2 1944 YES Dressler John SON I am trying to trace my dads war years. My dad died in 1962 and I was too young to really know him well. Any info on his Cannon Company or the 4th infantry would be helpful...thanks!Timestamp: 12/21/2001 12:47:56 PM 11-Dec-08
115 Dudley Olen ND Unk 1 1 1943 mailto: WildDirtyDave@aol.com NO 31 8 1945 NO Unk Unk NEPHEW Olen Dudley was my uncle. He served in the Aleutian Islands during WWII. Not really sure where or with what unit. If someone recognizes the name, please get in touch. Would like info.Original Timestamp: 7/8/2001 10:05:52 AM 11-Dec-08
116 Duerock Roy KIA 54th Fighter Sq., Pilot 1 3 1944 mailto: snbrachan@home.com YES 3 12 1944 YES Smith Karen DAUGHTER I know very little about my father from the time he went into the service. He was killed in a mid-air collision and his body was not recovered. I would like to know if anyone has pictures or any information about him from that time. I have some pictures showing a jeep on a road outside a Quonset with the snow banks at least 6 feet high.Original Timestamp: 7/8/2001 10:08:20 AM 11-Dec-08
492 duffy frank j ND mailto: DATE CERTAIN DATE CERTAIN duffy paul SON 09-Aug-09
117 Duffy James J Duff ND 159th Infantry Regiment, Headquarters Company 1 5 1943 mailto: edward_j_duffy@hotmail.com YES 1 1 1945 YES Duffy Ed SON Pop died recently. He often reminisced about his Aleutian experience, particularly his time on Attu. He spoke of the weather, outpost duty, a pet blue fox, carrying food over the mountains, but mostly of the friends he served with.Original Timestamp: 10/5/2001 2:05:30 PM 11-Dec-08
118 Dunnam Cecil ND Unknown 1 1 1941 mailto: mdunnam@comcast.net NO 1 1 1944 NO Dunnam Mike SON Original Timestamp: 5/25/2007 11:31:51 AM 11-Dec-08
119 Dye Filbert F Frank KIA 548 Bomber Squadron, 385 Bomber Group (Heavy) 1 1 1944 mailto: Ebonyeyes1203@aol.com NO 6 10 1944 YES Schmidt Kristin NIECE My uncle 2Lt Filbert F Dye (Frank) died on Oct 6 1944. He was a pilot and he was shot down. Thats all we know. Anyone who knew him or served with him, please contact me.Original Timestamp: 1/10/2004 11:54:17 AM 11-Dec-08
529 english ND mailto: DATE CERTAIN DATE CERTAIN english douglas SON 19-Nov-09
120 English Glenn H ND USS Boxwood 15 5 1944 mailto: johnaenglish@mindspring.com YES 1 3 1946 YES English John SON My dad was on the USS Boxwood sometime after the Attu battle in 1943, more toward the end of the war. He had recently graduated from college so was very young during the war. The Navy took him out of the desert in New Mexico and put him in charge of a ship. He didn't know how to swim when he first signed up. I understand that the ship made a number of trips to Attu tending the nets to keep submarines out of the harbors. Thanks for the web site. It is very informative. I hope to visit Attu and the other islands closer to the mainland.Original Timestamp: 7/4/2008 2:29:40 PM 11-Dec-08
530 english thomas a ND mailto: twadoug@aol.com DATE CERTAIN DATE CERTAIN english douglas SON 19-Nov-09
121 Evano John Nitch OK 159th Infantry 10 5 1942 mailto: billk260@cs.com NO 15 3 1945 NO Kuzupas Barbara BROTHER So sad, so interesting and very much a part of me.Original Timestamp: 1/2/2003 4:08:29 PM 11-Dec-08
122 Evans Oliver J Limey ND 7th Div battery D 78 CA 5 5 1943 mailto: Pkhead54@aol.com YES 5 12 1944 NO Evans James SON Oliver Evans was in the battle of ATTU and served 3 years. He was with Sgt Anthony Paserb and James Lanzi of the same squad. I have many pictures of them in battle and would be intrested if anyone would know them. Lanzi and Paserb are alive and good health in the midwest USAOriginal Timestamp: 4/25/2002 12:57:19 PM 11-Dec-08
603 Ewing James M OK 7 12 1945 mailto: YES 7 DATE CERTAIN RELATIONSHIP TO VET 24-Jan-11
604 Ewing James Ewing M OK 7 12 1945 mailto: jme524@colfaxnet.com YES 7 2 1947 DATE CERTAIN Self James SELF WWII had ended and I didn't want to spend my 4 yearhitch in the States so I volunteered to spend 15 months on Attu on December 7th 1945. We rode a Destroyer to Adak and a Patrol Craft took us on out to Attu. We drove MP patrols on the Island every other day for the 15 months I was there. 24-Jan-11
123 Ewing, Jr. James M OK Marine Barracks 7 12 1945 mailto: jme524@colfaxnet.com YES 7 2 1947 NO SELF SELF SELF I spent my tour of duty as an MP for the MarinesOriginal Timestamp: 6/2/2006 9:05:00 AM 11-Dec-08
124 Fahey John R Red OK USS St. Mihiel   AP32 1 1 1942 mailto: johnfahey2@mac.com NO 30 12 1943 NO SELF SELF SELF From Jan '42 'till decommissioning in Boston, later part of 1943.Original Timestamp: 7/8/2001 5:21:52 PM 11-Dec-08
125 Fanning Art ND 11th AAF, 343rd Fighter Group, 18th Fighter Sq. 1 1 1943 mailto: c177b@mts.net YES 1 1 1944 YES Choy Kevin FRIEND Major Art Fanning piloted the P-40 Warhawk and left me his book "One Step to Tokyo" about life in the Aleutians during the War. Art also left me his photos before he passed away. Thanks for the Website and I hope to share his life with others.Original Timestamp: 7/8/2001 5:24:23 PM 11-Dec-08
126 Farar Clyde J Jack ND 164th Platoon, 3rd Div, USMC 1 9 1943 mailto: reblb@hotmail.com NO 1 9 1944 NO Brown Barbara DAUGHTER Looking for more information on unit Dad served with. He took lots of pictures while there and sold them to fellow soldiers He had red hair, and probably was known as "Jack."Original Timestamp: 7/8/2001 5:27:18 PM 11-Dec-08
127 Farley Donald T Don OK M Company, 17th Infantry 11 5 1942 mailto: jim@allriley.com YES 31 5 1943 YES Riley James FRIEND Sgt Farley landed on Attu with M Company on 11 May 43. He was a sniper who was shot and wounded in action on the 29th of May. He was shipped out on 31 May and recovered from his wounds. Don went on to become an E-8 in the Air Force and retired in 1964. Don recently celebrated his 94th birthday on 18 March 2007. I met Don through my wife who was delivering "meals on wheels" to senior citizens. I enjoy hearing his stories of the battle of Attu and wanted to be sure he is remembered for his service.Original Timestamp: 3/25/2007 12:44:00 AM 11-Dec-08
472 farrar richard a SELECT VET'S STATUS mailto: DATE CERTAIN DATE CERTAIN RELATIONSHIP TO VET 05-Apr-09
128 Faulk Jack D Jack ND 4th Coast Artillery 1 1 1943 mailto: xmkm@igalaxy.net NO 1 10 1945 NO Faulk Steve SON Original Timestamp: 2/8/2002 11:43:32 AM 11-Dec-08
129 Feiza Simon S Red, Simmy ND 7th ID, 17th Regiment 1 5 1943 mailto: asfeiza@att.net YES 2 7 1944 YES Feiza Tony SON Start date from dad's recollection because Attu battle group was not officially processed into the ATO until after the battle. Return to USA from DD-214.Original Timestamp: 5/21/2008 2:50:32 AM 11-Dec-08
130 Felz John T OK Army, Okinawa, WWII 30 12 1945 mailto: rmf1020@yahoo.com NO 30 12 1947 NO Felz John SON Lost papers need to know dates of serviceOriginal Timestamp: 10/23/2002 8:23:23 AM 11-Dec-08
131 Ferrara Anthony J Tony OK 44th Division, 165th Field Artillery, 1 8 1942 mailto: bucklesjs@aol.com YES 10 5 1944 YES Buckley Steve SON-IN-LAW Original Timestamp: 7/28/2007 10:14:29 PM 11-Dec-08
132 Field Walter J ND AoM3e This is written behind his name in most pic 1 6 1941 mailto: mjrupp@williams-net.com NO 1 12 1945 NO Rupp Melissa GRANDDAUGHTER I have no documents of my grandfathers term of service. I only know it was WWII and have many pictures of Attu and Shemya.Original Timestamp: 7/8/2008 9:45:35 PM 11-Dec-08
133 Finlayson Alastair ND 7th Div, 17th Inf, CO E 10 5 1943 mailto: dbfin@mindspring.com YES 1 6 1943 YES Finlayson Brian SON My father was a Sgt. of a small company that assulted the island of Attu, located in the Clevesy Pass.Original Timestamp: 7/8/2001 5:42:58 PM 11-Dec-08
504 fino rudolph rudy UNK mailto: DATE CERTAIN DATE CERTAIN RELATIONSHIP TO VET 28-Sep-09
134 Fischer Benjamin OK 7th Inf. Div. 5 10 1943 mailto: unknown@unknown.com YES 1 1 1944 NO Fischer Shane GRANDSON NEED EMAIL ADDRESS! PLEASE SEND!Original Timestamp: 7/8/2001 5:45:55 PM 11-Dec-08
494 Fislar Joe SELECT VET'S STATUS mailto: DATE CERTAIN DATE CERTAIN RELATIONSHIP TO VET 18-Aug-09
135 FitzPatrick Michael J ND 165th Field Artillery, Battery B, CO A 19 7 1942 mailto: celticfits@yahoo.com YES 10 5 1944 YES FitzPatrick Bernadette DAUGHTER On his discarge papers my father is listed as "machine gunner 605". I'm wondering if anyone knows what the following letters (in destination column of discharge papers) stand for: CPTO, WPTO. I have several pictures of Attu and the base & snow and he told me once about being bombed while there but didn't talk about it much. I also have a paper indicating "Post S-3" 12 December 1943 and some faded "newspapers." I'd be interested in any information someone might have about the location.Original Timestamp: 7/8/2001 5:51:34 PM 11-Dec-08
136 Fleming Gordon ND Unknown 1 5 1942 mailto: Clynnjohnson@worldnet.att.net NO 1 5 1945 NO Johnson Lynn NIECE Original Timestamp: 7/2/2003 9:35:53 PM 11-Dec-08
137 Foote Murl W Bud OK H And S Company 50th Engineers 14 5 1943 mailto: SandySHP@aol.com YES 1 12 1944 YES Schumacher Sandy DAUGHTER Dad always talks about ATTU to family members. Murl kept in touch with Bob Lyons who was his Army buddy at ATTU. Any one is welcome to contact about him, email me. Thank you.Original Timestamp: 1/4/2002 2:52:30 PM 11-Dec-08
138 Ford William H Bill ND 50th Combat Engineers 11 5 1943 mailto: whford4@earthlink.net NO 11 7 1943 NO Ford William SON My Dad is now deceased. He died of multiple strokes in Bagio, Philipines in 1999. I'm doing this from memory. He wouldn't talk much about his military service,at least the bad memories. He'd talk about tying a barrel hitch in the" Eskimo Navy" or drinking warm beer in the South Pacific. As I remember,he went from Attu to Hawaii to prepare for the invasion of Kwajelein, then to Leyte Gulf in the Philipines, and from there to Okinawa. He mentioned "Engineer Hill" on Attu and the men who were bayoneted in their sleeping bags as the Japs tried to overrun his unit. He talked about the black sand, I assume on Kwajelein, and how he lost a friend who fell in a shell hole head first,the sand fell back in the hole and they couldn't get him out, despite dislocating both arms and one leg. He had tears in his eyes after that one and told me to never ask him again. He'd spent 25 years trying to forget the combat and I was asking him to remember it!! We didn't talk about Okinawa at all !!!!Original Timestamp: 12/10/2005 10:38:18 PM 11-Dec-08
139 Foulk Leonard M ND 7th Div U.S.Army 10 5 1943 mailto: Lagunasun@aol.com YES 29 5 1943 YES Cursey Bonnie NIECE Sgt. Foulk went ashore on Attu in May, 1943 and proceeded to Holtz Bay and the enemy encampment. Spent the next 2 or 3 days positioning themselves around the ridge. During that time, while kneeling in a foxhole looking through binoculars locating Japanese targets for the machine gunner and the B.A.R. man, he was struck by a bullet that shattered the binocs and both of his eyes. The Battle of Attu ended approximately 24 hours later. Twelve days later he arrived at Letterman General Hospital in San Francisco, CA. where he was treated for his injuries. Leonard lost his sight in both eyes. He was the first Vet to receive a guide dog from the newly founded Guide Dogs for the Blind. Leonard was presented with a Bronze Star medal at the Presidio, San Francisco, in December of 1944.Original Timestamp: 7/8/2001 5:38:55 PM 11-Dec-08
598 fqdraatqy fqdraatqy I0VKU6  <a href="http://iowkoszvrirl.com/">iowkoszvrirl</a>, [url=http://gwvwjgffttee.com/]gwvwjgffttee[/url], [link=http://fjckkfuivzwx.com/]fjckkfuivzwx[/link], http://pnqhdobuitee.com/ fqdraatqy SELECT VET'S STATUS Vg1fZb -30 10 fqdraatqy mohdly@dcihdz.com DATE CERTAIN fqdraatqy fqdraatqy fqdraatqy DATE CERTAIN fqdraatqy fqdraatqy RELATIONSHIP TO VET I0VKU6  <a href="http://iowkoszvrirl.com/">iowkoszvrirl</a>, [url=http://gwvwjgffttee.com/]gwvwjgffttee[/url], [link=http://fjckkfuivzwx.com/]fjckkfuivzwx[/link], http://pnqhdobuitee.com/ 13-Dec-10
140 Franklin James UNK Unknown 1 1 1943 mailto: robertandrewjames@msn.com NO 1 1 1944 NO Franklin Robert SON Original Timestamp: 7/8/2001 5:54:08 PM 11-Dec-08
592 Frazier Paul D OK Unknown mailto: 12Daniel7@att.net NO DATE CERTAIN GRANDSON My grandfather D.Paul Frazier was a Civil Engineer, who built the Airbase on Attu Island. Grand-dad was from Williamsburg Iowa. 31-Oct-10
141 Fredieu Alvin OK Xap Perida, Amphibious Unit 11 5 1943 mailto: PiPigrl@AOL.com YES 1 8 1943 YES Keefe Patricia DAUGHTER My dad landed on Attu Island on May 11,1943. He drove the amphibious landing craft on Massacre Bay. He has a life long friend Raymond Cline. They are still friends. Dad was a seaman first class. His boat was sunk and he stayed on the beach with the troops until he he was moved to Great Sitka Island. George O'Brian was his commanding officer.Original Timestamp: 7/8/2001 5:56:53 PM 11-Dec-08
142 Freeman Robert J ND 2nd AACS INM 1 1 1943 mailto: jfreemanphot@earthlink.net NO 1 1 1943 NO Freeman Jane DAUGHTER 25th Air Original Timestamp: 7/8/2001 5:59:22 PM 11-Dec-08
567 Freeman Ernest E ND 1942 mailto:drumzilla1@msn.com DATE CERTAIN DATE CERTAIN Mark SON 03-May-10
144 Frisbee Richard D ND Army, Navy 1 6 1942 mailto: fris@localnet.com NO 6 6 1945 NO Frisbee Leon NEPHEW trying to locate info on service dates, rank for family history Original Timestamp: 2/5/2005 12:20:19 PM 11-Dec-08
143 Frisbee Donald H ND Army 1 12 1942 mailto: fris@localnet.com NO 15 6 1945 NO Frisbee Leon NEPHEW looking for rank info for family history plus actual dates of serviceOriginal Timestamp: 2/5/2005 11:59:53 AM 11-Dec-08
538 fruhwirth william j SELECT VET'S STATUS mailto: DATE CERTAIN DATE CERTAIN RELATIONSHIP TO VET 21-Dec-09
589 Fuller Lloyd L ND Seventh Infantry Division 49th FA Batallion/D Battery 6 3 41 mailto: R3988@aol.com YES 24 11 1945 YES Fuller Ron SON My father SGT Lloyd Fuller served under Captain Edward Dickinson. My fathers date book indicates the following: "Left states on April 16,1943/ Hit Attu on May 11th, 1943/ Left Attu for Hawaii on September 1st 1943." My research indicates a part of the 49th traveled on the liberty ship SACAJAWEAIt was still sailing in the Pacific in 1945. I have a number of photos dad took and a lot of research on Attu. Some personal accounts by Captain Ed Dickinson who passed away several years ago. Happy to share with anyone interested. 14-Oct-10
650 gamboa elmer l bro ND 11 5 1944 mailto: martndahln@aol.com NO DATE CERTAIN Flores Sharron DAUGHTER 29-Mar-12
145 Gamboa Elmer ND 78th AA, Battery B, Gun Batallion 10 5 1943 mailto: gamboa@wwdb.org YES 1 9 1944 NO Gamboa Sharon SISTER My dad served in the Aleutian Islands from May of 1943 until sometime late 1944. He was a boxer, loved to play baseball, was very good at all card games, and shot a mean game of pool. My understanding is that he was with the first wave of troops on the island of Attu. After that battle was over, I believe he was assigned as a tail gunner on heavy bombers flying runs over Japan. I'm not sure about that, as I have no records to confirm these as facts. The only thing I know for sure is his service dates. Most of the information I have about his tour of duty I have either found out in his letters to my mother and on the internet. He went into the Army in Port Hueneme, then to Fort Ord, then on to Seattle, and eventually the island of Attu in May of 1943. If anyone has any information about Cpl. Elmer Gamboa, please e-mail me at gamboa@wwdb.org.Original Timestamp: 7/8/2001 6:04:30 PM 11-Dec-08
486 Gause Henry R KIA 06 1944 mailto: jcgoose@ymail.com NO DATE CERTAIN Gause James BROTHER 05-Jul-09
146 Geddes John K OK 54th Fighter Sq. 1 12 1942 mailto: jnlgeddes@juno.com YES 1 12 1943 YES SELF SELF SELF P-38 pilot who was shot down over Attu on May 23, 1943 after the aircraft was damaged by defensive fire after intercepting a flight of 16 Japanese Betty bombers. Ditched in Massacre Bay. Rescued by a Navy kingfisher from the battleship Idaho.Original Timestamp: 7/8/2001 6:06:52 PM 11-Dec-08
147 Gilbertsen Reginald ND Coastal Artillery (guess) 1 1 1943 mailto: jgilbertsen@yahoo.com NO 1 1 1945 NO Gilbertsen Jack SON From what I remember, my dad did his basic training at Fort Stevens, OR. I guess he would have therefore been in Coastal Artillery. His job was to repair and maintain the Army's RADAR systems. I'd really like to hear from anyone who knew my dad, or who might know how to find any info about him. Thanks!Original Timestamp: 7/8/2001 6:49:49 PM 11-Dec-08
148 Gilliam Jewell A Gill OK Army 7th Infantry Division 11 5 1943 mailto: kimbyars@charter.net YES 29 5 1943 NO Byars Kimberly DAUGHTER If anyone knew my dad please contact me. He is 91 years old and has a good memory but will not talk much about the battle. I know he was in the Massacre Bay landing force and sailed out of San Luis Obispo for the Aleutians. Any information is much appreciated!Original Timestamp: 11/20/2007 8:35:48 AM 11-Dec-08
149 Glende Leo S AttuKid OK NAF Navy 163 Navy Air Facility Attu 15 7 1943 mailto: leomar@goodnet.com NO 16 12 1944 NO SELF SELF SELF Any replies are strongly appreciated, I only knew Seabees and regular Navy, though. Army did all the fighting for Attu, God Bless them and I thank them - Leo Glende YNC USN RET Living in Chandler, Az 85226Original Timestamp: 7/28/2001 3:00:38 PM 11-Dec-08
481 Glende Leo S Attukid OK NAF 151 mailto: DATE CERTAIN DATE CERTAIN RELATIONSHIP TO VET 16-Jun-09
150 Godsil Raymond D Swanee ND AO-90 Shikellamy 1 3 1944 mailto: Ricknsuzie@aol.com NO 24 12 1945 YES Godsil, Jr. Rick GRANDSON I would love to here from anyone who served on or who has photos of the Shikellamy. I have not been able to find even one photo of the ship my grandfather served on.[Note: see "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Shikellamy_(AO-90)"]Original Timestamp: 1/30/2007 11:23:24 AM 11-Dec-08
151 Goldsmith Henry R Goldy OK Naval Air Facility Attu Alaska 6 6 1946 mailto: HRGOLDSMITH@COMCAST.NET NO 3 6 1947 NO SELF SELF SELF Original Timestamp: 9/10/2006 10:57:51 PM 11-Dec-08
152 Goodnight Basil O ND Company I, 32nd Infantry 11 5 1943 mailto: treadway@setel.com YES 14 5 1943 YES Treadway Dannial GRANDSON Original Timestamp: 2/27/2002 7:18:15 PM 11-Dec-08
482 goodspeed harold n KIA mailto: DATE CERTAIN DATE CERTAIN RELATIONSHIP TO VET 16-Jun-09
153 Gorman Joseph M ND Battery B 782nd Field Artillery 1 6 1943 mailto: jmg3420@yahoo.com NO 1 6 1944 NO Gorman, Jr. Joseph SON My father passed away in 1994 at the age of 85. Would like to hear from anyone who knew him.Original Timestamp: 6/4/2003 8:23:34 AM 11-Dec-08
154 Graham John ND 7th Div, 7th Cavalry Recon 1 4 1942 mailto: rienme@cox.net NO 1 7 1945 NO Graham Kathleen DAUGHTER My father served in the 7th Recon in California, Attu, Hawaii, Kwajalein, and the Philippines.Original Timestamp: 7/8/2001 6:56:57 PM 11-Dec-08
155 Green Sherman C OK 10th ERBS, P-512, USAAF 1 5 1944 mailto: SseaGreen@aol.com YES 1 1 1946 YES SELF SELF SELF P-512 was one of five 85-footers stationed at Casco Cove, Alexai Point, or Chichagof Harbor. AAF offshore rescue boats were stationed from Annette Is. in SE Alaska to Attu. I served on boats at Adak, Amchitka, and Attu. We sailed the 104' and 85' boats from Seattle and Los Angeles. The 10th Emerg. Rescue Boat Sqdn. (originally 924th QM Co. Boat (avn), served from Spring, 1942, to Jan. or Feb. 1946, from Annette Is. near Ketchikan to Attu in the Aleutians. Boats were stationed at Homer, Kodiak, Dutch Harbor, Chernofski, Adak, Amchitka, (rotating to Kiska), and Attu. (I may have missed a couple.) Thirty boats or so, from 158-ft to 104's, 85's, and 42-footers with several smaller ones back on the AK mainland. Outfit had about 500 men; many were recruited from AK. Crews lived on their boats -- those 42' and larger, and brought the larger ones from Stateside on their own bottoms. We never lost a man nor a boat at sea, despite facing some of the world's worst weather. Saved a number of airmen, brought ill and injured men from outposts for treatment, and ferried outpost crews to and from their duties. It was good duty, but I'm glad I don't have to do it again! [Read about the 10th ERBS on this web site!] Original Timestamp: 7/8/2001 7:49:59 PM 11-Dec-08
156 Greene Raymond ND Unknown 10 5 1943 mailto: ezg60@amdahl.com YES 30 5 1943 NO Greene Erwin SON Raymond received a Bronze Star. Told his son about the suspected submarine that was bombed in the harbor. It turned out to be a whale! Reed more about Raymond on this web site. A must read! Raymond passed away on 8 Dec 1999.Original Timestamp: 7/8/2001 7:46:34 PM 11-Dec-08
157 Greene William OK 68th and 138th U.S.Navy SeaBees 1 12 1943 mailto: wgreene@uswest.net YES 1 5 1945 YES SELF SELF SELF I was a lineman for most of the time. Working power poles (holes to frame pole and wires pulled and operating. Not a good place for a job like this. Would like to meet others and hear their stories. Call if you desire. (303)697-8571Original Timestamp: 7/8/2001 7:54:18 PM 11-Dec-08
158 Grissom Chuck OK 344th Fighter Sq. 1 1 1946 mailto: unknown@unknown.com YES 1 8 1946 YES SELF SELF SELF Crew Chief, P-38 "Colleen." USS David Branch to Attu...BSP to Shemya via "Poop Cup." The island stopped rolling and tossing after two or three days. Remember many fine friends.Original Timestamp: 7/8/2001 7:57:18 PM 11-Dec-08
159 Groen Kenneth G ND 7th inf qm fort ord 1 1 1943 mailto: brianpambriana@sbcglobal.net NO 1 1 1944 NO Johns Brian GRANDSON my grandfather was in the qm corps and i can not find any info can anyone helpOriginal Timestamp: 2/17/2005 5:35:58 PM 11-Dec-08
160 Grohs Victor J ND 221st Quartermaster, Service Detachment Station 1 9 1945 mailto: satterd@sbtc.net NO 16 10 1946 NO Grohs Satter Donna WIFE Victor Grohs died Nov. 2, 1974 of Hodgkins disease. While in Attu he was assigned Laundry Machine Operator.Original Timestamp: 10/10/2005 1:38:35 PM 11-Dec-08
161 Gunn Alton B Gunner ND Air/Sea Rescue 1 1 1944 mailto: highcaliberplumbing@brmt.net NO 1 6 1945 NO Gunn Ron SON Original Timestamp: 11/15/2007 10:50:29 PM 11-Dec-08
162 Gutherie Gene OK VPB-43 10 6 1944 mailto: pbygus@gte.net YES 31 7 1945 YES SELF SELF SELF I was a co-pilot in VPB-43. Our PBY5A squadron deployed for Attu on 10-6-44 and returned to U.S. in late July 1945. In Dec. 1944 we were spread back along the chain to Amchitka, Adak, Dutch Harbor and Kodiak. Our skipper was Lcdr S. . "Pappy" Cole who picked up Ens George Gay from the Hornet after the Midway Battle.Original Timestamp: 7/8/2001 8:08:41 PM 12-Dec-08
163 Guy Richard OK 8th Special Naval Construction Bat. 1 1 1943 mailto: rguy@gte.net NO 1 1 1945 NO SELF SELF SELF "A great adventure for a 17 year old boy"Original Timestamp: 7/8/2001 8:11:10 PM 12-Dec-08
164 Guyette, Jr. John W UNK 7th Div, 4th Infantry, 1st Bat. 1 1 1942 mailto: Guyette00jg@vbc2000.com NO 1 1 1945 NO Guyette James SON John served as a Heavy Mortar Crewman for 38 months on Attu and Adak.Original Timestamp: 7/8/2001 8:15:44 PM 12-Dec-08
165 Guzzo Joseph OK 8th Special Naval Construction Bat. 1 5 1943 mailto: playam29@aol.com YES 1 1 1945 NO Barnett Mitchell GRANDSON like to get in touch with fellow members.Original Timestamp: 7/8/2001 8:18:47 PM 12-Dec-08
609 hall carl c. SELECT VET'S STATUS mailto: DATE CERTAIN DATE CERTAIN RELATIONSHIP TO VET 07-Feb-11
511 hamm worthy UNK mailto: DATE CERTAIN DATE CERTAIN GRANDSON 12-Oct-09
531 Hammer Wallace ND 1st infantry mailto: DATE CERTAIN DATE CERTAIN Rosebrook Robert GRANDSON 19-Nov-09
166 Hannigan Jim OK 7th Inf. Div. 11 5 1943 mailto: jimwithdot@hotmail.com YES 31 5 1943 YES SELF SELF SELF Interested in anyone who was there during this invasion, in my company...interested in corresponding!Original Timestamp: 7/8/2001 8:20:49 PM 12-Dec-08
167 Harford Ernest W OK 42nd Coast Artillery 14 2 1944 mailto: ernrithar@webtv.net YES 27 11 1945 YES SELF SELF SELF Retired. Was stationed at Massacre Bay at a base end observation station. Had brief visits to all parts of the island as I was also a truck driver. Would like to hear from anyone that was there then. Lots of memories!Original Timestamp: 7/8/2001 8:23:03 PM 12-Dec-08
168 Harlan Leslie OK HQ 159th Inf 1 1 1943 mailto: tomharlan2000@yahoo.com NO 1 1 1945 NO Harlan Tom SON Alive and well in Phoenix!Original Timestamp: 7/8/2001 8:26:28 PM 12-Dec-08
169 Harmon Henry B Hank ND PB4Y 1 1 1943 mailto: hhdempsey@earthlink.net NO 1 1 1945 NO Dempsey Hank NEPHEW Original Timestamp: 5/7/2008 4:35:37 PM 12-Dec-08
512 Harrington Norma F ND mailto: DATE CERTAIN DATE CERTAIN RELATIONSHIP TO VET 15-Oct-09
170 Harris Charlie ND 4th Inf. Reg. 13 5 1943 mailto: jthack@mastnet.net YES 17 11 1943 YES Thackerson Jon NEPHEW Charlie died Jan 1977. Charlie was a very interesting man, I listened to his stories of Attu. My hat is off to all the men who served there.Original Timestamp: 7/8/2001 8:28:57 PM 12-Dec-08
171 Harrison Leonard OK 159th Inf. Reg. Medical Unit 1 1 1943 mailto: CW4LSH@aol.com NO 1 1 1944 NO SELF SELF SELF Interested in anyone who served in Capt. (Dr.) Frank Grenero's unit.Original Timestamp: 7/8/2001 8:31:16 PM 12-Dec-08
466 Hartl Albert V ND 1st Battalion, 17th Infantry mailto: DATE CERTAIN DATE CERTAIN Hartl Albert, Jr. SON Lt. Col. Hartl was the CO of the Northern Landing force at Red Beach.  He continued with the 17th Infantry Regiment,7th Division until the conclusion of the war in the Pacific. 24-Feb-09
634 Harwood Alvin G KIA 7th Medical Battalion mailto: jerrye@upperdeckarchitects.com DATE CERTAIN 5 29 1942 YES SELF SELF NEPHEW 24-Jan-12
480 hatfield orlan KIA mailto: DATE CERTAIN DATE CERTAIN RELATIONSHIP TO VET 29-May-09
475 heinricy lawerence j dakota kid ND army mailto: DATE CERTAIN DATE CERTAIN heinricy terry SON lokking for any records of my dad 24-Apr-09
172 Hemphill Otis OK 37th Inf, 3rd Bat 10 5 1943 mailto: chuck@ficom.net YES 1 12 1944 NO Cooper Chuck FRIEND First Sergeant Harvey Hemphill landed at Dutch Harbor on the evening of June 2, 1942, just in time to experience the first Japanese bombing attack the following day. His company later was attached to the 7th Infantry to assist in the Battle of Attu, going ashore at Massacre Bay. He would love to hear from other Dutch Harbor or Attu vets with whom he served. He can be reached by snail mail at: 203 Winchester Court, Tullahoma, TN 37388. You can also send email to me at: chuck@ficom.net. Thanks!Original Timestamp: 7/8/2001 8:36:37 PM 12-Dec-08
173 Hench Harold H OK 404th Bomb Squadron 19 4 1946 mailto: PapaH3@aol.com YES 23 12 1946 YES SELF SELF SELF Just came on line. I was there when the B24 crashed. That was about Aug or Sept.Original Timestamp: 11/17/2001 10:16:11 PM 12-Dec-08
463 Hendershot Joseph M Mead ND 10 1944 mailto: ingallag54@embarqmail.com NO 1946 NO Lang Gail DAUGHTER My dad was a radioman and did buoy repairs. He told about a time he was stranded on a buoy for some hours due to a storm coming up and being unable to get back onboard ship because of the roughness of the sea. I would love to find someone who knew my dad during this time or who could tell me more about this time. 10-Feb-09
175 Henderson Raymond P OK 77th bomb squadron B-25 4 9 1943 mailto: bu_jo_@msn.com YES 18 10 1945 YES Lowe George STEPSON Original Timestamp: 5/11/2003 6:55:06 PM 12-Dec-08
174 Henderson Dean W ND 7th Infantry Scouts 1 1 1943 mailto: spacechicken1396@cs.com NO 1 1 1944 NO Henderson Chris SON My Dad was one of the first scouts sent onto the island to ascertain the location of enemy forces.Original Timestamp: 12/20/2002 11:27:28 AM 12-Dec-08
176 Hendrix James F ND Marines 1 1 1944 mailto: momthree512@aol.com NO 1 1 1946 NO Lamb Wanda DAUGHTER I am trying to find information on my father. He had told us he was stationed on a ship off of Iwo Jima when the Flag was raised. I want to know the date he entered the Marines and the day he was discharged and what his rank is.Original Timestamp: 1/26/2004 10:02:23 PM 12-Dec-08
177 Henleben Edwin E OK USS J. Franklin Bell, USN w/7th Div Transport Spt. 10 5 1943 mailto: Henleben2@hotmail.com YES 1 7 1943 NO SELF SELF SELF A group of Navy Amphibious personnel and their LCP boats were assigned to the troop ship USS J. Franklin Bell at San Francisco. After the landing at Attu was complete and all troops and supplies were landed we stayed with the Army and provided transportation for them as the battle raged. We were a group of sailors who were unassigned and we dressed and looked like the soldiers of the 7th. Original Timestamp: 7/8/2001 8:39:58 PM 12-Dec-08
178 Henning George W ND 114th USN CBattalion 4 2 1945 mailto: jdhwbt53@bellsouth.net NO 3 6 1946 NO Tebbetts Joyce DAUGHTER Original Timestamp: 2/11/2007 6:45:41 PM 12-Dec-08
573 Herrera Jesus J Joe ND 7th Infantry Willoughby's Scouts 5 12 43 mailto: roy.crofter@verizon.net NO 4 4 45 NO Herrera David SON Trained in Desert Warfare and transferred to Fort Ord. Went to Attu, Kiska. Then to Solomons and most of the Islands, plus Philippines, then ended tour in Okinawa. Was a Scout, UDT. Buddy was Joe Martinez (KIA)Friends called him Frank Sinatra of the Pacific. 10-Jun-10
179 Higgins Ernest F Ernie ND 7th Infantry Division 15 4 1945 mailto: baskettebob@hotmail.com NO 15 5 1945 NO Baskette Robert RELATIVE I have a photo of Ernie on Attu standing in front of a sign that says "U.S. 112 Higgins Beach." I also have a homemade doll he found in a Japanese hut once that particular battle was over. Original Timestamp: 5/3/2007 10:21:37 PM 12-Dec-08
180 Hill James M ND 4th Inf. Reg. 13 5 1943 mailto: eddhill@hvac-inc YES 1 1 1944 NO Hill James SON I would like to find out more about my father's years in Alaska. I know that his unit, the 4th Infantry Regiment, participated in the invasion of Attu. His unit was trained in Fort Benning, GA and shipped out of Seattle to Alaska. He spent several years in Alaska. He was awarded the Bronze Star on Attu. Please lest me know if you have any information or know of links to information about the 4th. Original Timestamp: 7/8/2001 8:43:03 PM 12-Dec-08
181 Hillegonds Willis R KIA 7th Div, Army Signal Corps 11 5 1943 mailto: sherdroh@msn.com YES 11 5 1943 YES Hillegonds Sheryl NIECE Willis R. Hillegonds was a Sargeant in the 7th Division, stationed or trained at Fort Ord, CA. It is our understanding that on 5-11-43 Willis' landing craft was hit and his body was not recovered. If you have any information about our Uncle Willis, it would be greatly appreciated.Original Timestamp: 7/9/2001 8:55:29 AM 12-Dec-08
182 Himes Edgar E Youngan ND 4th infantry 15 5 1943 mailto: bh74738@aol.com YES 23 5 1943 YES Himes Bobbie WIFE Original Timestamp: 5/28/2002 10:38:19 PM 12-Dec-08
183 Hoffman Robert J Bob, Bobby ND 32nd Infantry Army 11 5 1943 mailto: rainbowhoff@yahoo.com YES 20 5 1943 NO Hoffman Karen DAUGHTER I`m looking for ANY info that anyone might have on my father, Pfc Robert Hoffman. He was wounded on Attu sometime after landing there but I don`t have a date on that. He was born in South Dakota, lived in Long Beach CA at the time of the war and moved to Shelbina Mo. where he met my mother, Joyce Hoffman. He died in 1962 when I was 3. I believe he was shipped to a hospital in Long Beach after being wounded but I`m not even sure of that. Any info that I could recieve would be most appericated, even on ideas where to look for more info. Thank youOriginal Timestamp: 4/3/2003 1:17:04 PM 12-Dec-08
477 Holleman Hollis E "Holly" ND 343rd Fighter Group - Shemya mailto: onechefspecial@yahoo.com DATE CERTAIN DATE CERTAIN Holleman Alyce DAUGHTER How deeply I regret no paying more attention to my Dad's war stories.  I know he was a Ball Turret Gunner and cook - he never flew again after the war.  I have his 'Shell Back' certificate, dated 28 Jan 1946, on the DAVID W. BRANCH.  Pfc. Hollis E. Holleman, 343rd Fighter Group - Shemya.A red headed, hot tempered Okie boy, he was expelled from High School two weeks before graduation for hitting the principle with a paddle. Non graduates got the worst of the worst duty assignments.  He was always very severe with his kids regarding school work for that reason. Later in life he returned to college and received his Master's Degree - not bad for a kid with no High School diploma.I love you, Daddy. Forever proud of you. I miss you every day. 30-Apr-09
185 Holmes Otis ND Unk 1 6 1942 mailto: jholmes@vjglaw.com YES 1 10 1944 YES Holmes John SON My dad was an Army medic in the Aleutians. He did not speak often or kindly of his experiences, other than the fine men he served with. He was awarded the Bronze Star, but he never told us why. I am looking for more information on him and the Aleutians in World War II.Original Timestamp: 7/9/2001 9:00:40 AM 12-Dec-08
184 Holmes Francis OK VS48 FAW4 1 1 1944 mailto: NO 1 1 1944 NO SELF SELF SELF I was a pilot in VS48 flying OS2Us and later SBDs. Would like to hear from anybody from VS48. I was only on Attu a short time until the squadron split up into detachments. I went to Dutch Harbor and remained there until June 1945 when I returned to the States. I belong to WWII Scouting Squadrons Association and we have reunions every 2 years. Anyone interested in hearing more, please contact me.Original Timestamp: 7/9/2001 8:57:48 AM 12-Dec-08
186 Horton Willie D Daniel Boone Fazagene OK 9TH INFANTRY 153 LIASION DIV ETC 16 10 1942 mailto: JOYCMRSBEE@AOL.COM NO 10 10 1946 NO Broadhead Joyce DAUGHTER WISHES TO REUNITE WITH JESSIE KING AND JESSIE LINDSEY, OR ANYONE WHO KNEW HIM. THEY COLECTED TWO WASH TUBS OF EGGS ONCE, TO FEED HIS BATALLION. Original Timestamp: 8/12/2002 12:25:47 AM 12-Dec-08
187 Hotovec Frank C ND NAS Attu SC2c 5 3 1943 mailto: ahhunter@yahoo.com NO 24 10 1945 NO Hotovec Mary DAUGHTER Original Timestamp: 6/20/2006 3:29:49 AM 12-Dec-08
587 house jack OK mailto: nighthawk3337@yahoo.com NO DATE CERTAIN howard johnny NEPHEW i am trying to find out what unit he was with 25-Sep-10
189 Howard W. E KIA U.S.Army Civilian 1 1 1943 mailto: erikha@msn.com NO 1 1 1943 NO Haga E. GRANDSON Original Timestamp: 7/9/2001 9:16:40 AM 12-Dec-08
188 Howard Robert D Bud ND 7th Inf Div, 32nd Inf Reg, Co. E 11 5 1943 mailto: Don_A_Howard@comcast.net YES 29 5 1943 NO Howard Don SON My father was seriously wounded on Attu but returned to active duty with the 32nd Reg. a few months later and served through the early days of the Okinawa campaign before being wounded for the third time. He always remembered the hard fighting and miserable conditions on Attu. I'd be delighted to hear from other veterans who served with Co. E or their family members.Original Timestamp: 5/23/2006 12:22:38 AM 12-Dec-08
535 howes john c ND seabees 7 1943 mailto: DATE CERTAIN 11 1944 YES howes william SON 15-Dec-09
505 Hubbard Lawrence F SELECT VET'S STATUS mailto: DATE CERTAIN DATE CERTAIN RELATIONSHIP TO VET 01-Oct-09
190 Hudson Francis OK NOB 1 6 1943 mailto: Hud2@prodigy.net YES 1 12 1944 YES Hudson David SON Did time on Kodiak, Adak, and Attu Naval Base Post Office.Original Timestamp: 7/9/2001 9:19:09 AM 12-Dec-08
489 HULING EARL H KIA 32nd Infantry 7th Division 11 5 1943 mailto:starspangledbaby@gmail.com NO 29 5 1943 NO KOLUS (HULING) ANN NIECE Would like more information and any photos on the 32nd Infantry 7th Division not sure of which Company my Uncle was with. 01-Aug-09
191 Hurtig Max OK 159th Inf. Reg. 1 1 1943 mailto: andyh@usmo.com NO 1 1 1944 NO Hurtig Andy SON Original Timestamp: 7/9/2001 9:21:48 AM 12-Dec-08
192 Huskin Dallas OK 50th Combat Engineers 10 5 1943 mailto: jyohe2001@aol.com NO 1 1 1945 NO Yohe John GRANDSON My grandfather was a Sergeant with the U.S. Army's 50th Combat Engineers during WWII. He remembers the names and events he experienced while in Attu with extraordinary clarity. His stories play in my head like I am watching a movie. It must have been quite an experience!Original Timestamp: 7/9/2001 9:24:10 AM 12-Dec-08
193 Huskuliak Rudolph M Rudy ND Unknown 1 6 1940 mailto: palimino577@comcast.net NO 1 6 1945 NO SON Original Timestamp: 9/21/2007 3:55:01 PM 12-Dec-08
468 Huston Lloyd F Sport? ND UNKNOWN 1942-1943 mailto: stvhust@yahoo.com NO 44 NO Huston Steve (Jon S. ) SON Trying to locate exact records on dad who was from Carthage Illinois, especially where he served exactly for purpose of visit to that area.  He had a friend named Wetzel/Whetzel from Peoria, IL area in 50s.  As with some other vets I noticed here they thought they were invading Jap held island and none were found.  I have some pictures of him and friends I would like to have recorded for purpose of learning more. He had the Bear patch and was t5, Army. He was proud of his service, and mentioned several Islands there though I didn't listen very closely, even though I was a vet myself when he wanted to talk-Kiska,Attu/Shemya,and others.terms he used some -"Eskimo medicine"(whiskey); fish eyes (tapioca); SOS; -others I now forget sadly 11-Mar-09
467 Huston Lloyd F ND UNKNOWN 1942-1943 mailto: stvhust@yahoo.com NO 44 NO Huston Steve (Jon S. ) SON Trying to locate exact records on dad who was from Carthage Illinois, especially where he served exactly for purpose of visit to that area.  He had a friend named Wetzel/Whetzel from Peoria, IL area in 50s.  As with some other vets I noticed here they thought they were invading Jap held island and none were found.  I have some pictures of him and friends I would like to have recorded for purpose of learning more. He had the Bear patch and was t5, Army. He was proud of his service, and mentioned several Islands there though I didn't listen very closely, even though I was a vet myself when he wanted to talk-Kiska,Attu/Shemya,and others.terms he used some -"Eskimo medicine"(whiskey); fish eyes (tapioca); SOS; -others I now forget sadly 11-Mar-09
576 hynson norbert--[pete] j pete OK weather central 1943 mailto: pete hynson@verizon.net NO 1946 NO self self SELF 01-Jul-10
655 jackson louis m OK mailto: DATE CERTAIN DATE CERTAIN RELATIONSHIP TO VET 07-Jun-12
194 Jackson Elton Jack ND Combat Engineers 1 9 1942 mailto: tjackson@duo-county.com NO 1 10 1944 NO Jackson Neal SON My father trained in California and was on his way to Australia when the order came to turn and head to Alaska (See Certificate this site). They were not issued cold weather clothing and had to make do 'till the Army sent them proper clothing much later. He just mentioned briefly being in battle (he did not talk much about it and I regrettably did not ask). His nickname was Jack, but I don't know if he got that before or after the war. My father passed away in 1991. He was from Mississippi. If anyone knew him please e-mail me. My address is: Neal Jackson P.O. Box 266 Russell Springs, KY 4264 Original Timestamp: 7/9/2001 9:29:50 AM 12-Dec-08
506 Jackson Frank R UNK U S Army 1944 mailto: NO 1945 NO RELATIONSHIP TO VET 04-Oct-09
195 Jakubec Paul OK 11th AAF 10 5 1943 mailto: kpj9@juno.com NO 1 12 1945 NO Jakubec Ken SON Paul was on the Island during the battle, and was awarded the Bronze star. He was a Technical Sergeant and worked as a Cryptographic Technician. He decoded and handled secret messages. Paul was also stationed on Kiska, Juneau, and in other towns in Alaska.Original Timestamp: 7/9/2001 9:38:08 AM 12-Dec-08
196 James Robert UNK Pilot 1 1 1942 mailto: robertandrewjames@msn.com NO 1 1 1942 NO James Robert SON Original Timestamp: 7/9/2001 9:40:30 AM 12-Dec-08
197 Janac Joe T Tom KIA Unknown 10 5 1943 mailto: rcoad@mediaone.net NO 29 5 1943 NO Coad R. NIECE Joe Tom Janac was from Snook, Texas. He died during the invasion of Attu Island. I am researching family history and would like to talk to anyone who knew this man and could tell anything about him.Original Timestamp: 7/9/2001 9:43:19 AM 12-Dec-08
501 Jaworowski OK 1944 mailto: Midnight_Goddess20@yahoo.com YES DATE CERTAIN RELATIONSHIP TO VET looking for pictures or documents of his service 05-Sep-09
499 Jaworowski SELECT VET'S STATUS mailto: DATE CERTAIN DATE CERTAIN RELATIONSHIP TO VET 05-Sep-09
198 Jendruczek Stanley S BJON OK 77 Bomb Squardon 15 7 1944 mailto: sjender@prodigy.net YES 30 8 1945 YES Nichols Joan DAUGHTER Looking for anyone that was on the ATTU Island at the same time. Original Timestamp: 11/9/2006 5:54:05 PM 12-Dec-08
199 Jenkinson Fred OK USS AFD2 30 5 1943 mailto: fredlynn@goldcom.com NO 1 1 1944 NO SELF SELF SELF Enjoying life! The USS AFD2 was a small floating drydock built in Eurica Calif. We moved it to Attu in 1943Original Timestamp: 7/9/2001 9:46:04 AM 12-Dec-08
200 Jenson Rex D SARGENT WITH THE GOLDEN MUSTACHE OK 20TH FIELD HOSPITAL, OPERATING ROOM NURSE 9 5 1943 mailto: LEN.JENSON@ALASKAIR.COM NO 9 5 1944 NO Jenson Len SON My dad was either with the first main invasion force or landed soon after. Shipped out of San Francisco on the J. Franklin Bell - some type of transport ship. If I figure out how to send you more info I will. Nice web site, thanks!Original Timestamp: 6/8/2005 8:27:18 PM 12-Dec-08
202 Johnson Thomas G Gerald ND 709th EPD Company 10 6 1943 mailto: pattyeyer@hotmail.com YES 30 11 1945 YES Johnson-Eyer Patricia DAUGHTER My Father was in the 709th in Burma he was a welder on the ABC pipeline. I would like more information on what he did. He died when I was very young but I find as I read his letters i want to know more. Original Timestamp: 8/4/2004 12:44:59 AM 18-Dec-08
203 Johnson William ND Michigan National Guard 10 5 1943 mailto: cn1775@bellsouth.net NO 30 5 1943 NO Johnson William SON Father served with MNG on Attu. He was a platoon Sergeant, carried a Thompson submachine gun. Would love to hear from anyone who served with him or knows someone who did.Original Timestamp: 7/9/2001 9:48:31 AM 18-Dec-08
201 Johnson Nellis F ND Unknown 1 1 1943 mailto: jrebaj@worldnet.att.net NO 31 12 1943 NO Johnson Janet DAUGHTER Original Timestamp: 8/4/2006 1:44:52 PM 12-Dec-08
560 johnson robert w OK hq det 13th reg camp fannin, tx 16 8 1941 mailto: alohaoedoc@aol.com DATE CERTAIN 11 8 1943 DATE CERTAIN johnson-whitehurst susan DAUGHTER dad was at dutch harbor...antiaircraft artillery nco 601...."aleutian islands GO 33 WD 45"...info  is from discharge paper....please get in touch additional info in needed..thank you 25-Mar-10
204 Jones Charles F KIA Civilian, Chichagof Village, Attu, AK. 1 10 1941 mailto: dena.drum@ohspri.ang.af.mil YES 7 6 1942 YES Drum Dena FRIEND Foster and his wife Etta were the only US civilians on the island when the Japanese invaded on 07 June 1942. Foster was killed by the Japanese and Etta was taken prisoner. I am researching any and all areas of Foster and Etta's life. If you have any information, please email me! Thanks.Original Timestamp: 7/9/2001 9:53:37 AM 18-Dec-08
205 Jones James E Jim OK Army - 7th Division, 159th Regiment 14 5 1943 mailto: dkvietzke@hotmail.com NO 14 2 1945 NO Vietzke Deborah DAUGHTER My dad was in Attu (several times, one time it was for 14 mos.); also Amchitka, Adak, Kiska. He was in a special rescue unit, but he said they didnt have to go for that reason (I think the fighting was over by the time they got there). He is good health still, in IL, and has several pictures from his time in Alaska.Original Timestamp: 10/21/2001 1:01:21 AM 18-Dec-08
206 Jones Naomi H Joey ND Navy Wave 1 12 1942 mailto: fris@localnet.com NO 6 6 1945 NO Frisbee Leon NEPHEW trying to locate info on rank, service dates for family history Original Timestamp: 2/5/2005 12:06:16 PM 18-Dec-08
207 Jones Raymond ND 17th Div. 10 5 1943 mailto: fosterk@sce.com YES 30 5 1943 NO Foster-Jones Karissa GRANDDAUGHTER My grandfather served as a Capt. of the 17th infantry, but I do not know the division. He lost his right eye in the Battle of Attu. He never talked about the war. I am currently searching to find out any information about him and the Battle of Attu. Raymond was awarded a Silver Star, Bronze Star, and a Purple Heart during the Battle of Attu.Original Timestamp: 7/9/2001 9:57:15 AM 18-Dec-08
208 Judish Paul ND 502nd and 3061st Ordinance Service CO 3 6 1943 mailto: onehotbaud@aol.com YES 10 7 1945 YES Gentry Karen DAUGHTER My Dad, Paul Judisch, served on various islands while stationed in the Aleutians. He was hospitalized twice, presumably on Attu. In 7/45 he was transported by hospital plane to the Army/Navy hospital in Hot Springs, Ark. He remained there until 10/45. He wore an Alaskan Defense Bear patch, his campaign ribbon with a Battle Star embedded in it, 4 overseas bars, he has the Good Conduct medal, the Ruptured Duck, the Asiatic-Pacific Theater Service medal and a round screw on medal thing, with a round ball and flame on it. (You can tell I don't have a clue what I am talking about.) Plus he has a number of other medals...which I don't know what they are for. If anyone can furnish information on any of the above, please contact me. Dad died 10/22/99, in Fargo ND. My Mother would like to hear from you also. We are also looking for these men who served with him...sorry, I have last names only...Aulich(Aulick), Fosco or HansonOriginal Timestamp: 7/9/2001 10:00:03 AM 18-Dec-08
209 Junker Albert ND 7th Division 24 4 1941 mailto: eagle286314@yahoo.com NO 21 10 1944 YES Koster Marilyn DAUGHTER Any information would be greatly appreciated. I know that my Dad was on Attu during the warOriginal Timestamp: 3/24/2007 2:33:36 AM 18-Dec-08
210 Karsjens Russel OK 11th AAF, AACS 1 6 1943 mailto: rekarsjens@mtnia.com NO 1 2 1945 YES SELF SELF SELF Alexai Point.Original Timestamp: 7/9/2001 10:02:51 AM 18-Dec-08
541 katz hs= SELECT VET'S STATUS mailto: DATE CERTAIN DATE CERTAIN RELATIONSHIP TO VET 29-Dec-09
542 katz harry harry KIA destroyer 04 02 1945 mailto: thmazz917@gmail.com DATE CERTAIN 04 02 1945 DATE CERTAIN NIECE Uncle Harry was on a Destroyer the date of his death 04-02-1945 that was attacked by Kamikazees and he was killed during the attack.His serial # is # 32410987 29-Dec-09
540 katz hs= SELECT VET'S STATUS mailto: DATE CERTAIN DATE CERTAIN RELATIONSHIP TO VET 29-Dec-09
470 Kawalkowski Arthur S Art OK 7th Infantry Division 32nd Regiment 11 5 1943 bkaussies@sbcglobal.net YES 22 5 1943 YES Murdoch Dave SON-IN-LAW My father-in-law was a BAR gunner, and one to see action first hand. Ordered to take out a jap machingun nest, he climbed the hill, killed the enemy and was shot in the process. The severity of his injuries were extream. His right leg was severed by machine gun fire. Fellow American soldiers picked up his BAR and continued the fight. Medics removed him from where he fell, and he was taken to a hospital ship offshore from Attu. The hospital ship was the Haywoody. From there, he was returned to San Francisco, where he remained hospitalized for 18 months. He was awarded the PURPLE HEART, and the Bronze Star. 14-Mar-09
474 kearns john t SELECT VET'S STATUS mailto: DATE CERTAIN DATE CERTAIN RELATIONSHIP TO VET 20-Apr-09
211 Keith Donald KIA 32nd Inf, 2nd Battalion 10 5 1943 mailto: ndkeith@yahoo.com YES 29 5 1943 YES Keith Donald SON I am sole surviving son of Lt. Donald Keith who was awarded the DSC for knocking out 3 Jap machine guns over a two hour battle using a BAR. Was on a ridge separating Sarana Valley from Chichagof Harbor. I am retired due to MS so am around most of the time or will return call. Have info on battle and would like to have more info as my son and I are writing a history of his area of the battle. The media has long ignored these brave men and their sacrifices in the cold. Phone 828-862-8420. Snail mail: P.O.Box 2053, Brevard, NC 28712.Original Timestamp: 7/9/2001 10:06:20 AM 18-Dec-08
212 Keller John H OK 14th Field Hospital 10 5 1943 mailto: trilobite@citlink.net YES 1 1 1944 NO SELF SELF SELF Took X-ray of Joe Martinez before he died in 14th Field Hospital. This was when we were set up near Holtz Bay.Original Timestamp: 7/9/2001 10:08:28 AM 18-Dec-08
510 kelley wendell SELECT VET'S STATUS mailto: DATE CERTAIN DATE CERTAIN RELATIONSHIP TO VET 11-Oct-09
213 Kelley Stanley E UNK Camp Van Dorn Mississippi 14 9 1945 mailto: ronadler2@cox.net NO 1 10 1945 NO Kelley Stanley RELATIVE Possible service #14166871Original Timestamp: 10/8/2007 12:38:46 PM 18-Dec-08
214 Kelly Fergus F KIA Patrol Squadron 62 1 7 1942 mailto: maureennet@aol.com NO 8 8 1942 NO Unknown Maureen RELATIVE Looking for anyone who knew him.Original Timestamp: 7/9/2001 10:11:46 AM 18-Dec-08
215 Kersting Thomas ND Unknown 1 1 1943 mailto: ckersting@microdsi.net NO 1 1 1944 NO Kersting Chris SON My name is Christopher Kersting. I am the youngest child of Thomas Kersting. I can remember the countless tellings of my dad's experiences as a Mess Sergeant in the Army during WWII. As my dad spent about a year in Alaska, the names of regions are well known to us. Attu, Kiska, Unamak, Umnak, Dutch Harbor, Anchorage, Prince Ruppert Island are all part of our personal lexicon. My older brother, Thomas D. Kersting, has some pictures from father's days in Alaska. I have a few stories committed to memory if you are interested. Upon my father's death in September, 1987 my mother received the traditional condolence letter from then President Ronald Reagan. It made reference to my father's Bronze Star. No one in the family knew anything about it. An enlistment sargeant at a local Army recruiting station told me that it took a special act of bravery to receive the Bronze Star. As I have mentioned, my father never mentioned being involved in any combat.Original Timestamp: 7/9/2001 10:14:57 AM 18-Dec-08
607 ketterer robert OK 1943 mailto: NO DATE CERTAIN SON 01-Feb-11
216 Kindseth Allan G Bud, Buddy OK 114th Construction Battalion Seabees 1 1 1945 mailto: hilly02@earthlink.net NO 1 1 1945 NO Hilly Jen GRANDDAUGHTER Would like to find anyone who knew my grandpa during his time at ATTU. He has always been so proud of the Seabees. I am putting together scrapbook of his time as a Seabee. Original Timestamp: 7/31/2004 2:34:02 AM 18-Dec-08
218 King Richard T Dick ND Army 5 5 1943 mailto: milagrosue@earthlink.net NO 5 5 1943 NO King Sue DAUGHTER Just saw a documentry about the battle at Attu Island. I wanted to find more about my father's involvement. He passed away in 1996. He had many photos and some movies he took when he was on the Island during the battle. Iknow he was trained at these places:Fort Ord and Camp Roberts. Please if any one out has any input please respond. Thanks! Original Timestamp: 11/16/2007 5:27:55 PM 18-Dec-08
217 King Albert F OK NAF, Attu, and NOB Adak 1 1 1946 mailto: williwawal@aol.com NO 1 1 1947 NO SELF SELF SELF Served Admin. Office, overlooking Massacre Bay, Attu and piers, Adak. Also coordinate reunions, Aleutian Island Vets, all service branches, all islands, including a nationwide reunion May 22, 23, 24, 2001 in Sandusky, Ohio. Reunion information on request by regular mail.Original Timestamp: 7/9/2001 10:17:09 AM 18-Dec-08
219 King, Sr. Charles J ND Unknown 1 1 1942 mailto: cjking11@hotmail.com NO 1 1 1945 NO King, Jr. Charles SON Father received a Bronze Star for action against the Japanese. I do not know what for. He spent most of WWII in the Aleutian Islands. As a 22-year Navy vet myself I would like to uncover what my father was awarded the BS for. Anyone who knew him or of his actions I would love to hear from. Original Timestamp: 7/9/2001 10:19:52 AM 18-Dec-08
220 Kirksey Robert H Bob OK 84th Infantry Division 4 5 1944 mailto: robertkirksey@NCTV.Com NO 21 11 1944 YES SELF SELF SELF I was wounded in Germany Nov. 21, 1944Original Timestamp: 1/6/2005 1:05:01 PM 18-Dec-08
221 Kittelson Melvin J Bud ND U.S. Army, Co. A, 4th Infantry 1 1 1941 mailto: jkittleson@kc.rr.com NO 1 1 1945 NO Kittelson Jon NEPHEW Original Timestamp: 2/11/2006 1:21:24 PM 18-Dec-08
222 Klepczynski Zigmund ND U. S. Army 1 12 1939 mailto: sklep526@yahoo.com NO 1 12 1949 NO Klepczynski Steven GRANDSON Original Timestamp: 4/2/2003 6:38:28 PM 18-Dec-08
223 Klimp Henry KIA 32nd Inf, CO G 10 5 1943 mailto: wade.bursch@iwireless.com YES 29 5 1943 YES Bursch Wade NEPHEW I am interested if anyone may have some information about my uncle. All of his immediate family has passed on, so my resources are limited. He was from Minnesota and was killed in action on 29 May 1943.Original Timestamp: 7/9/2001 10:22:09 AM 18-Dec-08
224 Knight Walter H OK Alexai Point, Attu Island 1 9 1944 mailto: craftsman@netperson.net YES 1 4 1945 YES SELF SELF SELF Worked in the Quonset hut P.X. on Alexai Point. Would enjoy hearing from anyone who was there during this period!Original Timestamp: 7/9/2001 10:24:15 AM 18-Dec-08
225 Komanski Walter OK 11 AAF, 343rd Fighter Group, 18th Fighter Sq. 1 5 1943 mailto: wkomanski@aol.com YES 1 8 1945 YES Komanski W. SON Original Timestamp: 7/9/2001 10:26:33 AM 18-Dec-08
226 Kosanke Albert G ND Co C 50th Eng Combat Bn 6 8 1942 mailto: KAKRUNCH@YAHOO.COM YES 15 10 1945 YES Kosanke Ryan GRANDSON I AM LOOKING FOR ANY INFO ON MY GRANDPA. INFORMATION, PICTURES, STORIES, OLD FRIENDS. ANYTHING THANK-YOU RYANOriginal Timestamp: 6/24/2002 9:04:32 AM 18-Dec-08
227 Kotouch Vincent S OK 11th Air Force 6 1 1943 mailto: goldnugget79@yahoo.com YES 28 10 1945 YES SELF SELF SELF You are doing such a wonderful job!Original Timestamp: 7/25/2001 8:09:51 AM 18-Dec-08
228 Kraus Henry ND Unknown 10 5 1943 mailto: alaskabound_59714@yahoo.com NO 1 1 1945 NO Lidstrom Brandy GRANDDAUGHTER My grandfather talked about Attu. He would talk of the snow. I am looking for any information about the unit he was in.Original Timestamp: 7/9/2001 10:28:45 AM 18-Dec-08
229 Kromrey Ralph Ralf ND Unknown 1 1 1946 mailto: TLLee@shaw.ca NO 1 1 1946 NO Kromrey Ralph ? GRANDDAUGHTER Original Timestamp: 6/10/2007 11:32:00 PM 18-Dec-08
230 La Forgia Antonio ND Seabees 1 6 1943 mailto: JoeDux@aol.com NO 1 6 1944 NO La Forgia Joseph BROTHER My brother served in the Seabeas on Island of Attu. 1943-1944. Would appreciate any info from anyone who did same.Original Timestamp: 7/10/2001 9:36:55 AM 18-Dec-08
497 LAEL William H OK 5 1944 mailto: DATE CERTAIN DATE CERTAIN RELATIONSHIP TO VET 27-Aug-09
231 LaFleur Arthur KIA 7th Infantry Division  ? 1 5 1943 mailto: elafleur@verizon.net NO 23 5 1943 NO LaFleur Ed NEPHEW I just know my uncle was KIA on Island of Attu, in May 1943. He was from Escanaba, Michigan. I'm not sure what division he was in but it may have been the 7th. I'm not sure when he was kia, but think it may have been late may 1943. Original Timestamp: 6/8/2003 8:31:02 AM 18-Dec-08
232 Landry Andrew W Dub ND 7th Inf Div Scouts Carlett Long Knives-Castner's Cutthroats 6 7 1943 mailto: AJAX_lsu@yahoo.com NO 1 4 1944 NO Landry James GRANDSON Andrew was from Louisiana. Died in 1988, never talked much about the war, Served with the 7th till the end. Can also contact Andrew's son at ccshland@acadian.netOriginal Timestamp: 7/10/2001 9:39:47 AM 18-Dec-08
233 Larson Robert R OK P.S.B. VPB-136 1 1 1943 mailto: r2larson@greatnorthern.net NO 1 1 1945 NO SELF SELF SELF Original Timestamp: 7/10/2001 9:55:29 AM 18-Dec-08
234 LaVerdure Henry H Frenchy ND Co B 1st Battalion 17th Inf. 7th Div. 19 9 1941 mailto: jjosie49@cs.com YES 20 8 1945 YES Laverdure James SON Looking for anybody that was in Co A,B,C or D that was in the 1st Battalion 17th Inf. on Attu or went on to Kwajalein, Leyte and/or Okinawa.Original Timestamp: 10/20/2005 7:58:16 AM 18-Dec-08
235 Lawson Mina L OK USN FAW4 1 9 1943 mailto: janita@mindspring.com NO 1 3 1945 NO Lawson Janice DAUGHTER My father joined the Navy in January, 1940, served boot camp in Hampton Road, VA, and was then transferred to Pensacola NAS in 1940. After his tour of duty there he was assigned to overseas duty. He arrived at Sand Point NAS in Seattle, WA in 8/43. Four weeks later he was sent to Dutch Harbor, Adak and finally to Attu. He served in FAW 4 as ground personnel Flight Engineer Aviation Machinist Mate 1/C. He served there till around March of 1945 when he returned to Jacksonville, FL NAB. He was honorably discharged in January 1946 at which time he returned to his home in Greensboro, NC. At age 82, my father is in relatively good health and would LOVE to hear from any of his fellow servicemen or receive information concerning those who served during that time. He still has a few pictures of his days in Attu. He lives in Greensboro, NC with my mother and me. You can contact him through my e-mail address.Original Timestamp: 7/10/2001 9:59:51 AM 18-Dec-08
236 Leggett Jesse L JL OK Saratoga, Navy 1 1 1943 mailto: maryconley@citlink.net NO 31 12 1948 NO Leggett Jesse DAUGHTER I would like to know what benefits my father has.Original Timestamp: 12/26/2001 11:33:27 PM 18-Dec-08
237 Lesure Roosevelt OK Unknown 1 1 1942 mailto: unknown@unknown.com NO 1 1 1945 NO Lesure Thelbert GRANDSON [Need email address!]Original Timestamp: 7/10/2001 10:12:42 AM 18-Dec-08
238 Levine Robert ND 48th Field Artillery, Battery C 1 1 1942 mailto: levinefun@juno.com YES 1 1 1945 YES Levine Mitchell SON Always interested in learning about my father's activities and that of the 48th field artillery. I can be reached at levinefun@juno.com Mitch LevineOriginal Timestamp: 11/7/2007 11:43:25 PM 18-Dec-08
239 Lewis William J Mad Dog ND Unknown 1 6 1943 mailto: mmontequin@aol.com NO 1 6 1944 NO Montequin Matthew GRANDSON William Joe "Mad Dog" Lewis was a staff sargeant in Co. K, 138th Inf. Reg., 35 Inf. "Santa Fe" Division originally, but somewhere along the way he wound up in the Aleutian Islands (instead of N. Africa / Italy with the rest of the 35 Div.). I know that he was in the Army Air Force eventually and was told he was a fighter pilot in the war.I know he saw action in the Aleutians during the war, but have no further details.After the war he went on to serve for many years in the Air Force in Anchorage and San Antonio, TX (Lackland AFB).If anyone has served with William Joe Lewis and has any details of his service, I would very much like to hear from you.Original Timestamp: 7/10/2001 10:10:02 AM 19-Dec-08
240 Licina John ND headquarters battery, 49th field artillery bn. 15 4 1943 mailto: jmarty1007@aol.com YES 30 5 1944 YES Marty Barbara DAUGHTER According to Enlisted Record:  Lineman radio operator.  Participated in Battle of Attu.  Awarded bronze battle star for Aleutian Campaign & Asiatic Pacific Theater Campaign Medal.  Any information about my father would be greatly appreciated.Original Timestamp: 3/10/2002 10:12:32 PM 19-Dec-08
241 Livosky Michael OK 7th Div, 159th Inf. Reg, CO K 1 7 1943 mailto: Mamie@cboss.com YES 1 12 1945 YES Denehy Mamie DAUGHTER My father was a T-Sgt with Company K stationed at Chichagof Harbor on Attu. His memories of his time there are very vivid and would be interested in contact via e-mail through me or via phone with fellow vets who were also there. He has maintained close ties with two other veterans who were also in his company.Original Timestamp: 7/10/2001 10:15:13 AM 19-Dec-08
242 Ljutich John OK 78th AA Battery G 11 5 1943 mailto: generich@worldnet.att.net YES 28 11 1944 YES Richards Renee DAUGHTER Original Timestamp: 7/10/2001 10:17:03 AM 19-Dec-08
243 Loftin Richard Red ND 50th Engineers Regiment 24 4 1943 mailto: aggie337@bellsouth.net YES 20 12 1944 YES Smith Jessica GRANDDAUGHTER My grandfather fought in the war at Attu. I'm in search of any information that anyone can provide. He was a blacksmith in the 50th Engineers Regiment. His hand was crushed by a drill that he was working with in the shop. He was hospitalized from Nov. 13, 1944- Nov. 29, 1944. He spent 20 months on Attu Island. He received the Asiatic Pacific Medal, 1 bronze service star, a good conduct medal, Attu Aleutian Campaign Go #45. I'd like to know what the battle was like. I can tell that it must have been bad from reading some of the entries. If anybody can send me some photos it would be greatly appreciated. I am 15 years old and I want to know what my grandfather went through. Jessica Smith. My daughter, JESSICA, age 15, originally e-mailed MR. GEORGE SMITH about the possibility of finding some info on my father. the gracious man that he is, he directed her to this Vet's Page. she in turn, asked me to read the entries. I had to cry as I read some of them, for I'm the one that sat on his lap while he told the stories just like some of the ones here. he was a great story-teller and old war stories were his favorite but he didn't like to talk much about the battle at Attu. I remember asking him if he had ever been in battle and he got real thoughtful and said "yes I did, but the most I can remember about it is becoming separated from my unit and crawling around in the dark, on the battlefield, over dead bodies, American and Japanese alike." Now I look back and think how awful that must have been. I agree that this was a forgotten place and time in the war. Also, that there wasn't enough emphasis on the men that risked their lives in this particular battle so that we enjoy freedom. It is virtually unheard of except for those that were involved in it, or their relatives. I would like to find out if there is anyone still out there who might have known my father or some of the other blacksmiths that might have known him. Agatha Smith (Please send any snail mail with information to: Jessica Smith, 175 Little Finger Rd. Leesville, La 71446). Original Timestamp: 7/10/2001 10:22:36 AM 19-Dec-08
244 Lolley Woodrow W ND 37th inf, CO H (APO#986) 1 5 1943 mailto: petermoss@sprintmail.com YES 1 6 1943 YES Whitman Robert STEPSON Original Timestamp: 7/10/2001 10:24:59 AM 19-Dec-08
245 Luggen Adolph OK Navy Seabee 1 1 1944 mailto: bill.luggen@ae.ge.com NO 1 1 1945 NO Luggen William SON Navy Seabee.Original Timestamp: 7/10/2001 10:26:59 AM 19-Dec-08
246 MacPherson Gordon ND Unk (Shemya?) 1 1 1942 mailto: Legosaurus@aol.com NO 1 1 1945 NO MacPherson Brad SON My father passed away in 1970. Looking through some old photos, I found some of the quonset huts on Shemya. I will have to do some research to find when he was there, but I know he was helping to discharge the men with "points" and they moved them out fast after it was over. Would like to hear from anyone that remembers my Dad.Original Timestamp: 7/10/2001 11:20:33 AM 19-Dec-08
628 Maddox Henry P Bill ND Chaumont 9 2 1942 mailto: neemeyers@gmail.com NO 10 11 1945 DATE CERTAIN Meyers Renee GRANDDAUGHTER 08-Dec-11
597 Magill Frank ND mailto: DATE CERTAIN DATE CERTAIN RELATIONSHIP TO VET 09-Dec-10
247 Mahony James ND 42nd Engineers 10 5 1943 mailto: cgauntner@gianteagle.com NO 1 1 1945 NO Gauntner Colleen DAUGHTER My dad is searching for any survivors from his company. He served as a private in the 42nd Engineers Demolition and a Fire Chief at the hospital in Post Utilities. He was a corporal when he left Attu. You can reach my Dad at : James P. Mahony, 2413 Walden, Youngstown, Ohio 44509 He's 89 years old. (Note: James passed away on 29 July 2002).Original Timestamp: 7/10/2001 11:22:39 AM 19-Dec-08
248 Malovich Louis P OK 302 Construction Battalion, Pontoon Division 2 2 1942 mailto: bobmal99@yahoo.com NO 7 2 1942 NO Malovich Robert SON Original Timestamp: 5/9/2005 2:02:02 PM 19-Dec-08
249 Mann charles ND Unknown 10 5 1943 mailto: bmann@ald-inc.com NO 1 1 1944 NO Mann Robert SON Little is known about dad's time on Attu, except that he was in action to clear the Japanese from the island. If anyone knows anything about the unit he was in (Army) please contact me.Original Timestamp: 7/10/2001 11:25:13 AM 19-Dec-08
250 Marcinek Louis J KIA 17th Inf, CO I 10 5 1943 mailto: marchinek@fredsplace.zzn.com YES 28 5 1943 YES Marchinek Shawn COUSIN Louis Marcinek was a PFC in the Army, and was killed on the island during the taking of Vanderlaan Peak during the battle for Attu.Original Timestamp: 7/10/2001 11:27:26 AM 19-Dec-08
496 marion SELECT VET'S STATUS mailto: DATE CERTAIN DATE CERTAIN RELATIONSHIP TO VET 22-Aug-09
509 Marler Herbert SELECT VET'S STATUS mailto: DATE CERTAIN DATE CERTAIN RELATIONSHIP TO VET 11-Oct-09
251 Martin Glen KIA 54th Fighter Sq. 1 1 1942 mailto: WHITENER@SHELTONBBS.COM NO 11 6 1943 YES Whitener Glen NEPHEW 2nd Lt. Glen B, Martin died in a p-38 returning from a major attack on Kiska. I believe Amchitka was their base. Evidently bad weather set in and they couldn't land; the 5 P-38's followed a B-24 to the Aleutian Island of Adak. They were out of fuel and the weather was bad. I think he went down and was on shore several days later. I have a short article and poem written by 2nd Lt. John T. Larson-1944. I would like to talk with Mr. Larson or anyone else that has more information on Glen Martin who died in the Aleutians. Glen WhitenerOriginal Timestamp: 7/10/2001 11:30:31 AM 19-Dec-08
252 Martinez Joe T OK 7th Infantry Division 16 5 1943 mailto: annlitend@aol.com NO 17 1 1944 NO Andrade Anna DAUGHTER My Dad, Joe" T." Martinez has told the story for many years. They were bringing Joe "P." Martinez down the hill as he was mortally wounded.  My dad's buddies said "Hey Joe, we have another Joe Martinez here," My Dad spoke spanish and said a prayer in spanish for him. We found out later that Private Joe P. Martinez was awarded Congressional Medal of Honor. My Dad has always wanted the family to know about this encounter and about the prayer.Original Timestamp: 10/26/2008 4:12:39 PM 19-Dec-08
568 martinz joe p KIA mailto: DATE CERTAIN DATE CERTAIN RELATIONSHIP TO VET 05-May-10
253 Massey Garner C ND 1st Sgt. Co I, 17th Infantry 11 5 1943 mailto: STEVE1031@WEBTV.NET YES 19 12 1944 NO Massey Steve GRANDSON The only info I have is from discharge records. They state from attu grandpa went on to fight in the Marshals and Leyte where he was wounded with a gunshot to the the arm and chest. Aside from the purple heart with clusters, he was also awarded the Asiatic Pacific ribbon-three bronze sv stars-Silver star medal-bronze star medal- Philippine Liberation ribbon-American Defense Ribbon and a Good Conduct Medal. The only stories I remember came from my father as grandpa didnt talk about his service much, if at all. He died in Califofnia on 2/25/83 at he age of 66.Original Timestamp: 5/28/2007 10:47:58 AM 19-Dec-08
254 Mathews Huey ND Unknown 1 1 1942 mailto: MathewsRus@aol.com NO 1 1 1945 NO Mathews Russell GRANDSON All I know is that my grandfather served in the Aleutian Islands for the duration of his deployment. He was a T-5 in his early 30's at the time. Any information you can provide is appreciated.Original Timestamp: 7/10/2001 11:32:33 AM 19-Dec-08
255 Mathis Martin L OK USS Zeilin, APA3 11 5 1943 mailto: luther@multipro.com YES 17 5 1943 YES SELF SELF SELF I was a Signalman aboard the USS Zeilin, APA3 during the initial landings on Attu. As a member of the Beach Landing Party, I landed with the assault troops on May 11, 1943 and stayed on the island until the ship completed unloading on May 17, 1943Original Timestamp: 7/10/2001 11:34:07 AM 19-Dec-08
256 May William P ND 4th Infintry Regiment 13 2 1940 mailto: eddielorimay@txucom.net NO 9 6 1945 NO May Eddie SON Original Timestamp: 10/14/2002 11:13:30 PM 19-Dec-08
257 Mayer Emeric Dar ND 7th Div, 32nd Inf 10 5 1943 mailto: SWAT143@aol.com YES 1 1 1944 NO Mayer Robert SON Looking for contacts that could tell me more about my father's war experiences.Original Timestamp: 7/10/2001 11:36:07 AM 19-Dec-08
258 McBride Elbert A OK HQ Sq. FAW4 24 12 1944 mailto: eambr@verizon.net YES 1 10 1945 YES SELF SELF SELF Chief Petty Officer in charge of Carburetor Shop. Would like to hear from shipmates who were in FAW 4.Original Timestamp: 7/11/2001 7:01:54 PM 19-Dec-08
259 McCloskey Charles M ND 138th Naval Construction Battalion 1 1 1944 mailto: dennjd1@aol.com NO 12 31 1944 NO McCloskey Dennis SON Original Timestamp: 10/23/2007 11:30:00 PM 19-Dec-08
260 McCuiston Allen ND Unknown 10 5 1943 mailto: darrin@mursuky.campuscwix.net YES 31 5 1944 NO McCuiston Darrin GRANDSON Fought in 1st wave. Ship was miss-directed. Allen's ship was supposed to go in after the 1st wave, but ended up being in the 1st.  ran bulldozer on Attu. Went on to Kiska. Please email Darrin if you know of Allen.Original Timestamp: 7/11/2001 7:04:18 PM 19-Dec-08
261 McCutcheon Bennie OK 54th Fighter Sq. 1 9 1943 mailto: mccutch@raex.com YES 1 1 1945 NO McCutcheon Joseph SON Air Frame Mechanic, P-38, at Alexai Point.Original Timestamp: 7/11/2001 7:06:31 PM 19-Dec-08
262 McDaniel Terry M Mac OK NAS 163  Assembly & Repair Dept. 28 1 1944 mailto: surfnsr2000@aol.com YES 13 7 1945 YES SELF SELF SELF I will be pleased to hear from anyone who worked in the A&R dept during 1943-1945.Original Timestamp: 2/23/2002 7:13:44 PM 19-Dec-08
606 McKelvey Thomas OK mailto: DATE CERTAIN DATE CERTAIN RELATIONSHIP TO VET 31-Jan-11
539 Mckenzie William OK mailto: DATE CERTAIN DATE CERTAIN RELATIONSHIP TO VET 23-Dec-09
263 McLaughlin Porter OK 32nd Inf, 2nd Battalion 10 5 1943 mailto: swarbor00@msn.com YES 31 5 1943 NO SELF SELF SELF I would like to discuss the Battle of Attu and locate some old friends. I served from the Battle of Attu to Okinawa and places in between. I'm alive and well and living in Salinas, CA. 831-449-0380.Original Timestamp: 7/11/2001 7:09:58 PM 19-Dec-08
264 McMichen Warner F KIA 50th Engineers, Company F 1 2 1943 mailto: mcmichen@xtn.net NO 29 5 1943 YES McMichen John NEPHEW Any information regarding my uncle by anyone who knew him is appreciated.Original Timestamp: 10/11/2003 5:23:43 AM 19-Dec-08
517 McNamee Matthew P Bud UNK mailto: DATE CERTAIN DATE CERTAIN RELATIONSHIP TO VET 23-Oct-09
265 McParland Alex J ND 8th Army 25 6 1942 mailto: mcpar@wn.com.au NO 30 8 1946 NO McParland John SON Original Timestamp: 4/10/2007 1:46:40 AM 19-Dec-08
513 mcrae norman OK 1941 mailto: DATE CERTAIN DATE CERTAIN RELATIONSHIP TO VET 15-Oct-09
514 mcrae norman OK 1941 mailto: DATE CERTAIN DATE CERTAIN RELATIONSHIP TO VET 15-Oct-09
266 Means Charley J Tex, CJ OK USS Clermont 1 1 1944 mailto: glendacassidy@juno.com NO 1 1 1946 NO Cassidy Glenda DAUGHTER Was there on the USS Clermont somewhere between 1944-1946. Looking for anyone who was there. Please contact me at my daughter's email address.Original Timestamp: 7/11/2001 7:12:13 PM 19-Dec-08
267 Meares John J OK USS Iowa 25 8 1942 mailto: adam613@comcast.net NO 24 10 1945 NO Meares Adam GRANDSON Original Timestamp: 9/4/2004 6:31:44 PM 19-Dec-08
602 Mebesius Eugene C Gene ND mailtojmebesius@comcast.net DATE CERTAIN 1944 NO Mebesius=Miller Janis DAUGHTER My Dad was on Shemya in the Army in the early 1940s. He helped to build the airstrip there.  Does anyone remember him?Janis Mebesius-Miller 15-Jan-11
268 Melican Raymond J ND 114th NCB (Seabees) 1 1 1945 mailto: bernardmelican@msn.com NO 1 1 1946 NO Melican Bernard SON Original Timestamp: 7/31/2007 10:28:40 AM 19-Dec-08
269 Melvin Edwin J ND 10th ERBS 1 1 1941 mailto: MMELVIN@LAKOS YES 1 1 1945 YES Melvin Michael SON Original Timestamp: 3/16/2006 4:12:03 PM 19-Dec-08
270 Mendelsohn Howard OK Unknown 1 1 1943 mailto: lowboy7@aol.com NO 1 1 1944 NO SELF SELF SELF Original Timestamp: 7/11/2001 7:16:07 PM 19-Dec-08
271 Merka Daniel G ND 7th infantry 1 6 1943 mailto: dmerka@austin.rr.com NO 1 6 1945 NO Merka Daniel SON Would like information and any pictures of the area he was assigned to.  Original Timestamp: 2/14/2004 10:42:59 AM 19-Dec-08
272 Merriman Eugene Gene OK NAS 163 9 9 1943 mailto: emeriman@dam.net YES 1 7 1945 NO SELF SELF SELF End of the World!Original Timestamp: 10/26/2002 12:19:01 PM 19-Dec-08
273 Messing Frederick ND 50th Combat Engineers 10 5 1943 mailto: andymessing@gmail.com YES 23 5 1943 YES Messing, Jr. Frederick SON Then 1st Lt. Frederick A. Messing, on the 23rd of May 1943, helped stop a " Banzi" attack of up to 600 Japanese on "Engineer Hill"...He was wounded in the left arm by rifle fire meriting a Purple Heart. He later received a Bronze Star with "V" for that action. In March of 2000, then Lt. Colonel Messing, USA (Ret.) was receiving a physical exam at Bethesda Navel Medical Center from Cmdr. Marlene DeMaio, USNR ( the Ortho there ) and it was revealed through X-Rays that he had also taken shrapnel in his right thigh from Grenades thrown onto the Bulldozer he and his fellow Engineers were fighting from. Later, on 22 May 2000, his son (Major Messing ) visited the actual battle site in ATTU (see www.ndcf.org for the photo in the year 2000 section)...and took dirt from that site for placement in now Colonel Messing's grave at Arlington Cemetery on 21 November 2000...where he was interred in a full Military Honors Burial along with his wife of 59 years, Anne.Original Timestamp: 7/11/2001 7:20:50 PM 19-Dec-08
274 Messmer Irvine P Curly OK 4th Infantry Elmendorf 9 10 1940 mailto: beckie1982@aol.com YES 1 6 1944 NO SELF SELF SELF Contact:"Curly" or Mary Lou Messmer14727 Southeast 132nd Ave.Clackamus, Oregon  97015503-698-8784Corporal 5th Class. I drove trucks, became expert with lots of weapons, and was in battle in Kiska & Attu.  I definitely ended my assignment in 1944, but not sure of exact date.  I was a good friend of Art Schel who was with me in the Aleutians. Would love to hear from you!!! God Bless America! Irvine "Curly" MessmerOriginal Timestamp: 9/22/2001 12:29:32 AM 19-Dec-08
544 mikiciuk edward UNK 95th infantry division mailto: NO NO mikiciuk edward SELF 05-Jan-10
276 Miller Sylvan OK 125th field hospital 23 12 1940 mailto: JMILLER28@ec.rr.com NO 1 7 1945 NO Miller Joy DAUGHTER Original Timestamp: 3/26/2006 5:29:29 PM 19-Dec-08
608 Miller Henry O ND mailto: DATE CERTAIN DATE CERTAIN SON 05-Feb-11
611 Miller Sylvan Cy SELECT VET'S STATUS mailto: DATE CERTAIN DATE CERTAIN DAUGHTER 25-Mar-11
275 Miller Edwin C Ed ND IFF (Identification Friend or Foe) 15 8 1944 mailto: n7ape@amsat.org NO 15 10 1945 NO Miller Shannon SON Aircraft Radio Technician (IFF) for PV-2 Navy Bombers.  Transfered to Alaska Naval Air Base in Kodiak, Alaska in mid-October, 1945, after serving 14 months on Attu.  Rank:  AETM 1/c.  Ham radio operator W7JBK/K7 & KL7KI (on the air before and after the war when it was legal).  See Attu photo album at http://www.teleport.com/~n7apc/Attu/ (email me if this link is broken by the time you read this).  Comments/info. on any of those photos most welcome!Original Timestamp: 7/24/2001 7:00:09 PM 19-Dec-08
277 Millwood Melton OK USS Shikellamy, AOG-47 1 1 1942 mailto: juanita940@aol.com NO 1 1 1945 NO Millwood Randy SON I don`t know the dates that my dad served exactly. His name is MELTON ESTON MILLWOOD and he was a gunner`s mate 2nd class aboard The USS Shikellamy AOG-47 in the US Navy. He enlisted on 18 August 42 . His address is: 107 Belvedere Drive Duncan, South Carolina 29334 His pho ne number is: (864) 433-0323 He doesn`t have E-Mail.Original Timestamp: 7/11/2001 7:23:13 PM 19-Dec-08
278 Mlinar Nikola Nick ND hqs batry 591st aaa aw bn 11 5 1943 mailto: tompackard@outdrs.net YES 28 11 1944 YES Mlinar Nikola BROTHER trying to find information on unit, or if anybody ever knew about it or Nick.Original Timestamp: 3/24/2004 6:37:56 PM 19-Dec-08
644 MLINAR NIKOLA Nick UNK 591st AAbn AW 5 1943 mailto: thomas.mlinar@att.net YES DATE CERTAIN mlinar thomas BROTHER 10-Mar-12
571 Moesch Walter G ND mailto: moesch@usna.edu DATE CERTAIN DATE CERTAIN Moesch Richard SON 18-May-10
279 Monroy Arthur P Art KIA CO.E. 32ND INFANTRY 20 5 1943 mailto: friskylady@aabol.com NO 26 5 1943 YES Urso Barbara J. Monroy DAUGHTER WOULD LIKE TO HEAR FROM ANYONE WITH ANYCONTACT WITH MY DAD ON ATTU BEFORE OR AFTER HE WAS KIA.Original Timestamp: 6/27/2003 7:42:47 PM 19-Dec-08
280 Moore Allan R Buddy, Cosmolene Kid ND 7th Inf, 302nd Ord Reg, CO C 1st Btn, -Ft. Ord, CA 10 5 1943 mailto: pbeach@charter.net NO 1 1 1945 NO Beach Jean DAUGHTER Would love to hear from anyone that might have known my father. He was also known as BUDDY or the Cosmolene Kid. He was from Boston, Massachusetts. He was a HEAVY ANTI  AIRCRAFT/ARTILLERY MECHANIC. Also worked at the WATERTOWN ARSENAL before the war. We have pictures too. Would be thrilled to hear from someone!Original Timestamp: 7/11/2001 7:27:44 PM 20-Dec-08
559 moore lewis f SELECT VET'S STATUS mailto: DATE CERTAIN DATE CERTAIN RELATIONSHIP TO VET 19-Mar-10
282 Moore John KIA 7th Inf Div, 32nd Inf Reg 11 5 1943 mailto: dmoore12@msn.com YES 29 5 1943 YES Moore David NEPHEW John's home town was White Deer, TX.Original Timestamp: 7/11/2001 7:30:14 PM 20-Dec-08
281 Moore Ernest ND southern philippines,luzon, new guinea 29 7 1942 mailto: caroletta@bellsouth.net YES 30 11 1945 YES Beach Caroletta DAUGHTER I would like to know if there are any way I could find pictures of my daddy.Original Timestamp: 2/19/2005 9:31:11 PM 20-Dec-08
283 Moreska Nick ND 7th Div, 159th Inf. Reg 1 7 1943 mailto: nickmoreska@cox.net YES 1 12 1944 YES SELF SELF SELF Never wanted to leave! The palm trees, swaying in the gentle breeze. Soft waves lapping the shore. The native girls hiding behind every tree. The above translated: "The loneliest spot this side of Hell!"Original Timestamp: 7/11/2001 7:33:25 PM 20-Dec-08
471 Morse Cecil G OK 11 5 1943 mailto: larrymo5@hotmail.com DATE CERTAIN DATE CERTAIN Morse Larry SON 27-Mar-09
284 Morton Richard OK NAS Attu 1 1 1946 mailto: richmort@interpath.com NO 1 1 1947 NO SELF SELF SELF A most interesting and challenging experience for a 19 year old. COLD COLD COLD except inside the quonset huts where the oil heaters stayed on all the time!Original Timestamp: 7/11/2001 7:35:05 PM 20-Dec-08
285 Moser Alvin J OK USCG Unit 62, Theodore Point Loran Station 1 1 1945 mailto: aljac48@worldnet.att.net NO 31 12 1945 NO SELF SELF SELF Original Timestamp: aljac48@worldnet.att.net 20-Dec-08
286 Moslander John J ND 11th Air Force 2 1 1939 mailto: kevinmos@grnco.net NO 2 12 1949 NO Moslander Kevin SON Trying to find out any information on my fathers service in the Aleutian Islands. He was a tail gunner on a B-24 Liberator.  I'm afraid that's all I know.Original Timestamp: 11/12/2007 4:59:36 PM 20-Dec-08
287 Mucerino Louis ND Seabee Det. 1 1 1942 mailto: SWAT143@aol.com NO 1 1 1945 NO Unknown Unknown RELATIVE Original Timestamp: 7/11/2001 7:37:31 PM 20-Dec-08
288 Mudd William E ND Naval Aviation 1 1 1944 mailto: mudd@insightbb.com NO 1 1 1945 NO Mudd Micharl SON Original Timestamp: 2/4/2008 6:18:09 PM 20-Dec-08
289 Mullins Arvel L ND 7th Inf, 32nd Div, CO L 11 5 1943 mailto: lmhegwood@aol.com YES 10 10 1945 YES Hegwood Lynette DAUGHTER My Dad landed on Attu May 11, 1943, with the Army’s 7th Division, known as the Hourglass. Brutal weather took its toll, 30-mph winds and wind chill around 10 degrees above zero. Wet, cold, and frostbitten, my Dad's unit fought for 6 days without food, water, or sleep as the Japanese waited to attack while hiding in the fog. My Dad's feet froze, and he was hospitalized many months before he could walk again. After recovering, he was sent Jan or Feb 1944 to the Marshall Islands where he fought in the Battle for Kwajalein. In a letter written Sept 20, 1943, to his dad, Henry Mullins, of Chester, MS, and sister Nell he wrote: "Maybe I can break your suspense by saying that I have been in battle. I was in the invasion of Attu Island, which is in the Aleutian chain, between Kiska and Japan. Dad, you were speaking of being hungry. I fought six days and nights without food, water or sleep. At the end of the sixth day most of us were frozen and our lips were solid sores. When we took Holtz Bay we got into some Jap food and, boy, did we eat! During the battle we would jump off of high mountains and slide down them very fast on our backs with our rifles in the air, for the snow was too deep to run. Many of our boys would slip and fall - some of them broke their arms and legs, while others failed to get back up and froze to death. Lots of my friends had to have their feet cut off. I was lucky that mine were not so bad. I heard that the Kitchens boy I was speaking about had to have his cut off! They are much more painful than a wound, so many of the boys said that had both."My Dad, who played guitar, wrote and composed the following song:"THE BATTLE OF ATTU"From the shores of California, to the Island of Attu, we started into combat, to make home safe for you. The road was hard and rugged, the hills were snowy white. We saw the Japs a-coming, and we knew we had to fight. The fog hung low and heavy, there just below our feet. The Japs met their disaster and started their retreat. The nights were cold and lonely, through courage we did stand, with no one who-so-ever, to lend a helping hand.We rose up in the morning, our bodies filled with pain. We knew we had to carry on, escorted by our planes. Hurrah for the Navy, for they can proudly say, that they shelled the seashore, until we took Holtz Bay. We carried out our mission, to the finest of degree. We cleared Attu Island, of the dirty Japanese. Dear ones, we wish to see you, to the fullest of our heart. Just that our meeting, is not so far apart.CHORUS: The flag of our nation, we carried day by day, to represent the Army, of the good old USA. We thank God for the colors, wherever they may be, as we march on to battle, and fight for victory."My Dad's Honorable Discharge indicates "Military Occupation Clerk Typist 405." He was indeed a very good typist, but he was much more than that. On May 16, 1994, he received a Bronze Star Medal for his service on Attu, exactly 51 years after the heat of the battle, along with 8 other medals commemorating his WWII service. I did tell my Dad that he was my hero for what he did for me and our country. He passed away April 13, 2000.Original Timestamp: 7/11/2001 7:42:00 PM 20-Dec-08
290 Murphy James R Murph ND Maintenance Platoon of U.S. Army transport service 1 7 1944 mailto: bweston@aol.com NO 14 5 1946 NO Weston Bob FRIEND Jim was my wife's grandfather. A good man. He served as a supply sgt in Attu for 12 months and had the rank of Tec 4. My wife has a picture of him in a jeep where the road was surrounded by walls of snow more than 12 feet high.Original Timestamp: 1/29/2004 1:14:52 AM 20-Dec-08
291 Mutter Arthur D Art UNK 32nd inf company  "F" 2nd  bn 11 5 1943 mailto: A_MUTTER@MSN.COM NO 23 6 1943 NO SELF SELF SELF I WAS LANDED BY HIGGINS BOAT FROM USS PERIDA? IN MASSACRE BAY, NEVER WOUNDED NOTIFIED OF OUR DEPARTURE WHILE ON SCOUTING SQUAD HALF WAY AROUND THE ISLAND.Original Timestamp: 8/18/2003 5:43:49 PM 20-Dec-08
292 Myers Williard H ND 855 COAST ARTILLARY BATTERY 10 7 1943 mailto: CMM@WVVA.NET YES 15 11 1945 YES Myers Allen SON I KNEW OF MY DAD BEING ON KISKA AND ATTU. HE HAD A BUDDY NAMED JIM MEDFORD. I HAVE SOME PICTURES OF LITTLE FALLS CEMETARY, KISKA CEMETARY, ENGINEER HILL AND OTHER ONES OF HIM AND SOME OF HIS BUDDIES.Original Timestamp: 8/2/2001 7:03:05 PM 20-Dec-08
293 Nagle Joseph E Earle ND 68th NCB "Seabees" 1 1 1943 mailto: ivydiv_mp@adelphia.net NO 1 9 1945 NO Pumphrey Mike GRANDSON Pop served with the 68th Seabees in the Aleutians & Okinawa.Original Timestamp: 4/9/2004 10:40:36 AM 20-Dec-08
294 Neace Lawrence T ND 7th Div, 32nd Inf, CO L 10 5 1943 mailto: physicsdoc@aol.com YES 1 6 1943 YES Neace Larry SON My father, Lieutenant Lawrence T. Neace, led the assault on the hills surrounding Holtz Bay on May 19 - 21, 1943. If anyone knows my father, or served with him in the military, I would appreciate any information you might have about him - either personal or military. Thank you. Larry T. NeaceOriginal Timestamp: 7/11/2001 8:15:14 PM 20-Dec-08
295 Nelson Lawrence OK 4th Inf. Reg 1 11 1942 mailto: lawrencevnelson@hotmail.com NO 1 11 1943 NO Tvedt Mary DAUGHTER Trained at Fort Benning, GA, April '42. Shipped out of Seattle, WA on a ship called the St Mihiel. Stationed in AK Aug '42-Nov '42. En route, the troops assisted the crew from a ship in distress, the Liberty. Fought on, and thereafter occupied Attu from Nov/Dec 1942-Nov 1943. Returned to continental US and demonstrated artillery with a bond tour. Honorably discharged, Nov. 1945. Lawrence Nelson323 56th St NETowner, ND 58788Original Timestamp: 7/11/2001 8:19:22 PM 20-Dec-08
296 Nelson Rollin B Burt OK us naval air station attu alaska 14 2 1945 mailto: burtn@warpdriveonline.com YES 15 5 1946 YES SELF SELF SELF Original Timestamp: 10/23/2002 2:33:01 PM 20-Dec-08
297 Nemanich Joseph A Nemo OK 397th Base Hq & AB Sq 25 5 1943 mailto: nemo220@comcast.net YES 30 7 1945 YES SELF SELF SELF I am still in good health!Original Timestamp: 3/13/2004 5:13:34 PM 20-Dec-08
643 ness francis r ND mailto: NO DATE CERTAIN GRANDSON 03-Mar-12
507 Newell Fred ND Company A. 17th Infantry 11 5 1943 mailto: stephennewell223@hotmail.com DATE CERTAIN DATE CERTAIN Newell Stephen SON Fred Newell was with the northern landing May 11th 1943 on Attu Island. He was wounded on May 25th 1943, believed somewhere in the vicinity of Fish Hook Ridge. After which he was returned to the states and finished his enlistment there. Although he was only involved in the war a short time he awarded The Bronze Star, The Combat Infantryman Badge, The Purple Heart,The Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal and the Good Conduct Medal. 07-Oct-09
298 Nielsen Harley J Butch OK Military Police 10 7 1946 mailto: pegst1@cox.net NO 10 9 1949 NO SELF SELF SELF Original Timestamp: 9/3/2002 10:20:44 PM 20-Dec-08
299 Nolfi Addrian W ND 78th AAA Gun Battalion Battery "B" 13 4 1943 mailto: akbastard125@yahoo.com YES 29 5 1943 NO Nolfi Pete GRANDSON Looking for anyone with information on my grandfather or anybody that may have served with him. He was a sergeant/gun commander w/ the 78th Battery B AAA gun battalion. Landed on Massacre Bay on May 11th, 1943.Original Timestamp: 7/24/2006 11:42:44 PM 20-Dec-08
300 Norbeck Charles I Charlie OK 986 engineers 19 6 1943 mailto: goldenar6@aol.com NO 19 3 1945 NO Norbeck, Jr. Charles SON Spent 20 months on Attu during WW11.Original Timestamp: 3/26/2002 10:41:31 PM 20-Dec-08
301 Nordlund Melvin KIA Unknown 10 5 1943 mailto: rmnordlund@msn.com YES 5 29 1943 YES Nordlund Ronald NEPHEW Looking for any information about my uncle, who was killed on Attu May 29, 1943.Original Timestamp: 7/11/2001 8:21:35 PM 20-Dec-08
302 Nordwall Lawrence R OK Truck Driver (?) 4 11 1943 mailto: LMNORDWALL@AOL.COM NO 21 11 1944 YES SELF SELF SELF Arrived at Coal Bay, Alaska on the 12th of February, 1943.  Transferred to Attu by cargo plane - date uncertain.  Had a free-lance photo developing operation in tent.Original Timestamp: 7/18/2001 12:32:53 AM 20-Dec-08
303 Nowlin Samuel OK 255th AAA AW Battalion, Battery A 1 4 1944 mailto: dnowlin@peoplepc.com YES 21 2 1945 YES Nowlin David SON Dep. Cont.US 29 Jul 43 - Arrive Adak 05 Aug 43 Dep. Adak 13 Aug 43 - Landed on Kiska 16 Aug 43 (1st. son born 14 Aug 43 in Detroit Mich.)Dep. Kiska 02 Apr 44 - Arrive back on Adak 04 Apr 44Dep. Adak for Attu Date unknown Landed on Attu Date unknownDep. Attu 21 Feb 45 - Arrived in Cont. US 05 Mar 45Dep. Cont. US 27 Jun 45 - Arrived in India 01 Aug 45Dep. India 24 Sep 45 - Arrived Cont. US 15 Oct 45Date of seperation 29 Oct 45 from Ft. Sheridan, Ill."Still loves to talk about his time in the Aleutian's"Original Timestamp: 7/11/2001 8:24:35 PM 20-Dec-08
702 Obrin John M OK 7th division signal company mailto:sjjerichards@gmail.com NO NO Richards Susan NIECE John has finally started talking about his service time. He especially talks about Attu and Laiti. He feels everyone is gone.I was able to find this site and hope it is a blessing for him somehow.He talks about his job as laying the lines for the radio and his friend Sullivan,among others. He has such interesting words to share about his experiences.He hopes some of his friends are still alive.I don't remember the exact dates of his Attu service, but will ask today or tomorrow. He was one of the first on the island he says as his division needed to lay the line to the infantry, therefore, it had to be near 43. I hope to clarify that soon.I don't know if John had a nickname. I will ask.I am in hopes to have him share his stories for his Bronze Star. 16-Sep-12
304 O'Connor John ND 77th Bomb Sq. 10 9 1944 mailto: jkemc@hotmail.com YES 10 11 1944 YES O'Connor Chris SON My dad was a co-pilot of a B-25 operating off Attu in 1943 and 1944. Any stories?Original Timestamp: 7/11/2001 8:52:59 PM 20-Dec-08
305 Ojeman William ND 78th AA, Battery C 21 5 1943 mailto: Ojecav@aol.com YES 4 1 1945 YES Ojeman Milton SON Original Timestamp: 7/11/2001 8:56:29 PM 20-Dec-08
306 Orr, Jr. Charles ND Seabees 1 1 1942 mailto: bumper4159@cs.com NO 31 1 1945 NO Thomson Will FRIEND I think Mr. Orr saw duty at Kiska, Attu, and Amchitka. Those places were mentioned by him many years ago.Original Timestamp: 7/11/2001 9:01:19 PM 20-Dec-08
307 Oshushek Edwin C Eddie OK USCG Unit 62 15 11 1942 mailto: brian@americanwelding.com NO 15 3 1945 NO O'Shea Brian SON Would like any info pertaining to USCG Unit 62 Theodore Point, Attu, Loran station. Priority::: Ken MacDonald whereabouts of.. Would like to contact any member of the original crew  of 1944.Original Timestamp: 2/24/2002 4:20:57 PM 20-Dec-08
308 Ostlund Hans OK 159th Inf. Reg. CO E 10 5 1943 mailto: Sommen@webtv.net YES 1 11 1944 YES SELF SELF SELF Would like to hear from other Vets. that was in the 159th Infantry.Original Timestamp: 7/11/2001 8:58:49 PM 20-Dec-08
309 Ott Charles ND 78th Coastal Artillery, 591st AAA AW Battalion 11 5 1943 mailto: Ottville@aol.com YES 2 12 1945 YES Ott Christopher SON My father brought a dog home from Attu, named Tuffy. He rescued it from the body of a dead Japanese soldier during the battle. Does anyone remember the Attu Dog Show of Sept. 1945? Tuffy took second place. I've got the ribbon. My father was proud to have served with such a fine group of men.Original Timestamp: 7/11/2001 9:03:55 PM 20-Dec-08
629 Ours Earnest M ND HQ Battery, 48th Field Artillery Battalion, 17th RCT, 7th ID 11 5 1943 mailto: rttigerus@yahoo.com DATE CERTAIN 13 8 1943 DATE CERTAIN Ours Richard SON 16-Dec-11
310 Owens Vincent C ND 232 INFANTRY, 42 DIV. 1 5 1945 mailto: ohwhenz@aol.com NO 1 5 1946 NO Owens Vince SON Original Timestamp: 12/5/2003 3:41:33 PM 20-Dec-08
311 Packwood Rodney UNK Naval Radio Construction ? 1 1 1942 mailto: packwood@juno.com NO 1 1 1945 NO Packwood Mr. SON Original Timestamp: 7/12/2001 8:43:01 AM 20-Dec-08
312 Page Lewis C OK VPB-120 1 6 1944 mailto: peachllc@mac.com YES 1 9 1945 YES Page Timothy SON Original Timestamp: 8/9/2008 5:33:32 PM 20-Dec-08
457 Paglia Thomas M OK NMCB 138TH ;; MCB UNIT 547-NMCB19,NMCB 31,NMCB 21,- NMCB 13, 7-21 5-31 1943-1983 mailto: 84 GRAND VIEW LN -ROCHESTER,NY 14612 YES SELF SELF SELF HOPE TO HEAR FROM SOME ONE. PHONE 1-585-227-2046 26-Dec-08
313 Pardo Neil P ND P-38 Pilot 31 5 1943 mailto: lltistrdan@geneseo.net NO 1 9 1945 NO Pardo Paul NEPHEW USAAC 2nd Lt. Neil P. Pardo, my uncle, served at Attu following the recapture until the war's end. At the end of the war he was RIF'd out as were many of the war time pilots. He then went back into the USAF for the Korean war as a Flying Sergeant. He retired in 1972 or 73. He retired as an E-9 Sergeant from Ellsworth AFB. Uncle Neal told few stories of his time at Attu, however he related the following. It was the policy of the Commanding Officer of his squadron that a Pilot must be able to shoot trap at 23 clays of 25 or he was ineligible for flight duty. Another of the local regulations was that it was a courts-martial offence to touch the two Sitka Spruce trees (potted in 5 gallon buckets, locally known as the Attu National Forest) except at Christmas time. Another of his stories tells of a time when the squadron flew to Shemya and he was waiting to land, so instead of staying in formation, he chose to fly around the island with his left wing tip pointing to the island. He happened to look up in time to see his windshield filled with another P-38, another pilot doing the same only in the opposite direction! My uncle dove to the water while the other pilot took to the clouds. His last story tells of when they were ferrying the planes to Anchorage after the war. He told of flying in formation to Kodiak to refuel then they took off for Anchorage. He says he was the only P-38 pilot of that flight to arrive at Anchorage. If you knew my uncle or know of these stories and can help to fill out his life for me please e-mail me. Your stories and his will go in a book I am compiling. Of course, full credit will be given. Thank you in advance. Original Timestamp: 7/12/2001 8:46:52 AM 20-Dec-08
548 park henry w ND mailto: parkey777@yahoo.com DATE CERTAIN DATE CERTAIN Chris Park GRANDSON 26-Jan-10
314 Parmer Lawney D OK Medic 1 1 1943 mailto: mstanton@martinsprocket.com NO 1 1 1945 NO Stanton Mike GRANDSON My grandfather was a medic on Attu sometime I believe during the years of 1943 and 1945.  He is in decent health and turns 86 this year. I know he is curious if any of his old Army buddies are still around.  Please contact me if you knew him or of him.  I will pass on the information to him.Thank you and God Bless America!Original Timestamp: 1/25/2007 2:50:47 PM 20-Dec-08
651 Payton Russell L KIA mailto: ron42726@gmail.com DATE CERTAIN DATE CERTAIN Pruitt Ronald RELATIVE PAYTON, RUSSELL L PFC US ARMY WORLD WAR II DATE OF BIRTH: 12/26/1918 DATE OF DEATH: 05/29/1943 07-Apr-12
315 Peck John Jack ND Artillery Gunner 10 5 1943 mailto: martyp@spacetech.com NO 1 1 1944 NO Peck Marty SON John passed away on Memorial Day, 2001. If you served with, or have any information regarding John, please get in touch.Original Timestamp: 7/12/2001 8:49:06 AM 20-Dec-08
705 Peek SELECT VET'S STATUS mailto: DATE CERTAIN DATE CERTAIN RELATIONSHIP TO VET 27-Nov-12
316 Penna Frank ND 344th Fighter Sq. 1 1 1944 mailto: lmurillo@esc5.net NO 1 1 1945 NO Murillo Lisa RELATIVE Hut #41, Foggy Fogies. We have plenty of pictures and a handmade plaque of the Shemya Kid. I will try to scan these photos in after Christmas. If anyone has any stories involving Frank Penna please contact me at lmurillo@esc5.net. Thanks!Original Timestamp: 7/12/2001 8:51:56 AM 20-Dec-08
532 Peplau Victor A OK Feb 1942 mailto: peplau9@yahoo.com NO May 1946 DATE CERTAIN Peplau Marvin SON 21-Nov-09
317 Perkins Harry B OK PATWING 4, VP-62 1 1 1943 mailto: betty@comnett.net YES 1 11 1943 YES SELF SELF SELF P.O. Box 3Overton, NV 89040Phone #-702-397-2180Original Timestamp: 7/12/2001 8:54:28 AM 20-Dec-08
551 perney louie kid louie KIA 1943 mailto:plocrichio@aol.com NO 1944 NO NEPHEW 11-Feb-10
642 Petersen Robert F SELECT VET'S STATUS mailto: DATE CERTAIN DATE CERTAIN RELATIONSHIP TO VET 02-Mar-12
703 peterson carl s pete OK 114ncb10 10 march 1945 mailto: 2406asburydr.duluthminasota55811 NO 10 8 1945 NO self self SELF thank you 18-Sep-12
516 peterson emil l pete UNK 14th field hospital 1942 mailto: pdpeterson29@yahoo,coms NO 1944 NO self self STEPDAUGHTER attu may11 1943w/7th div motorpool s/sgtcould not use vehickles so was a litter bearer please excuse me as i will be 92 next time around we left the island march 1944 came back to states 22-Oct-09
550 peterson emil l pete OK 14th field hospital 11 5 1943 pdpeterson29@yahoo,com NO 6 3 1944 NO self self SELF 30-Jan-10
554 peterson emil l pete OK 7div14thfieldhospital 1 4 1943 mailto: pdpeterson29@yahoo,com NO 17 3 1944 DATE CERTAIN self self SELF landed attu afternoon may 11th 1943with 7th div,left there march 6th 1944, 02-Mar-10
639 peterson emil l pete OK 11 5 1943 mailto:pdpeterson29@yahoo,com DATE CERTAIN 6 3 1944 YES self self SELF landed  massacrebay in afernoon 11 thmay ihad a jeep with aload of 105 shells,was hellfrom there on,pete 19-Feb-12
498 peterson carl s pete OK 114th ncb sea bees 4 1945 mailto: NO 9 NO RELATIONSHIP TO VET 30-Aug-09
638 peterson emil l pete OK 11 5 1943 mailto:pdpeterson29@yahoo,com DATE CERTAIN 6 3 1944 YES self self SELF landed  massacrebay in afernoon 11 thmay ihad a jeep with aload of 105 shells,was hellfrom there on,pete 19-Feb-12
318 Peterson Emil L Pete OK 14th Field Hospital 11 5 1943 mailto: pdpeterson@charter.net YES 6 3 1944 YES SELF SELF SELF 88 years old, and in pretty good health.Original Timestamp: 9/13/2006 1:38:59 PM 20-Dec-08
319 Petruna Charles P Charlie, Chuck ND Army 1 1 1941 mailto: Eypetruna@aol.com NO 1 1 1944 NO Petruna Elizabeth Y. DAUGHTER I am looking for information on my father's time in the Army. He died when I was 13 and I am trying to find more out about him.Original Timestamp: 1/12/2005 10:32:30 PM 20-Dec-08
633 petrus andy OK mailto: DATE CERTAIN DATE CERTAIN RELATIONSHIP TO VET 16-Jan-12
632 petrus SELECT VET'S STATUS mailto: DATE CERTAIN DATE CERTAIN RELATIONSHIP TO VET 16-Jan-12
320 Petty Curtis UNK 7th Inf Div, 7th Cav Recon Troop 10 5 1943 mailto: hammett@arbbs.net YES 1 9 1943 YES Unknown Unknown RELATIVE Original Timestamp: 7/12/2001 8:57:46 AM 20-Dec-08
321 Pickett Fred ND 32nd Inf 7th Inf Div Co L 25 11 1942 mailto: armyjackson_03@yahoo.com YES 22 12 1945 YES Guelden Jason GRANDSON Original Timestamp: 5/12/2007 4:44:28 PM 20-Dec-08
322 Pierce Owen OK 78th AA, Battery D 10 5 1943 mailto: richard_pierce@hotmail.com YES 1 1 1945 YES Pierce Richard SON If you know Owen, send Richard email. He'll get info to him. Owen is heading for Attu Reunion of June 2000!Original Timestamp: 7/12/2001 9:00:25 AM 20-Dec-08
323 Pierson John K ND VB-42, VB-135 1 1 1940 mailto: piers006@tc.umn.edu NO 31 12 1943 NO Pierson John SON My father passed on 12/21/2001.Original Timestamp: 12/25/2006 1:34:49 PM 20-Dec-08
324 Pilotte Marshal ND 17th Inf, CO D 15 5 1943 mailto: dpilotte@aol.com NO 8 10 1945 NO Pilotte Dan SON Dad was a cook and heavy machine gunner, he was at Attu and other Aleutian Islands, Eastern Mandates, South Philippines and Ryukus. He was awarded The Bronze Star. I wish I would have asked him more about his military experience. He passed away in May of 1997.Original Timestamp: 7/12/2001 9:03:34 AM 20-Dec-08
536 Pineda Lucas J UNK mailto: DATE CERTAIN DATE CERTAIN RELATIONSHIP TO VET 16-Dec-09
558 pirelli victor a ND 5th  army mailto: DATE CERTAIN DATE CERTAIN RELATIONSHIP TO VET 16-Mar-10
613 pirruccello SELECT VET'S STATUS mailto: DATE CERTAIN DATE CERTAIN RELATIONSHIP TO VET 09-Apr-11
701 Pompeii William C ND HQ Det   1234 SCU 10 08 1942 mailto: cpompeii@att.net NO 7 06 1945 NO Pompeii Carmen SON 04-Sep-12
325 Potter Harold Harry OK Medic 11 3 1942 mailto: Ledcor@aol.com NO 15 3 1945 NO Stevens Corling GRANDSON Original Timestamp: 8/6/2004 12:07:05 AM 20-Dec-08
326 Priebe Lester G ND Unknown 1 1 1942 mailto: Heathstoy@aol.com NO 1 1 1945 NO Barton Heather GRANDDAUGHTER He was in the Army. If anyone has any information about Lester, Please get in touch! Thanks!Original Timestamp: 7/12/2001 9:06:04 AM 20-Dec-08
478 prillaman jetterson jj jeff SELECT VET'S STATUS dontno19 15 8 1943 mailto: DATE CERTAIN 15 8prillaman 1943 DATE CERTAIN prillaman jefferson RELATIONSHIP TO VET 03-May-09
327 Provenzano Peter KIA 344th Fighter Sq. 3 11 1942 mailto: ted.gayford@bowker.com YES 25 8 1943 YES Gayford Ted NEPHEW Maj. Peter B. Provenzano, who also served in the RAF and flew with the No. 71 Eagle Squadron, was killed in a training accident near Raleigh, NC. [NEED EMAIL ADDRESS!]Original Timestamp: 7/12/2001 9:09:34 AM 20-Dec-08
328 Puciato Anthony ND 159th Inf. Reg. CO C (Canon CO) 1 8 1943 mailto: Dpuciato@aol.com NO 1 8 1944 YES Puciato Dan SON Interested in info related to my dad's company.Original Timestamp: 7/12/2001 9:12:34 AM 20-Dec-08
561 pulford SELECT VET'S STATUS mailto: DATE CERTAIN DATE CERTAIN RELATIONSHIP TO VET 25-Mar-10
329 Quick, Sr. Glenn J OK Army Scout 10 5 1943 mailto: gquick@omniflight.com YES 15 5 1943 YES Quick Glenn SON Medically evacuated due to cold weather injuries.Original Timestamp: 7/12/2001 9:15:04 AM 20-Dec-08
528 quillin frances m SELECT VET'S STATUS mailto: DATE CERTAIN DATE CERTAIN RELATIONSHIP TO VET 17-Nov-09
330 Quinn Jim OK USS Raleigh 1 8 1943 mailto: Gettysburg1863@yahoo.com YES 1 1 1944 NO Quinn Robert SON Enjoyed by Jim and Robert!Original Timestamp: 7/12/2001 9:16:49 AM 20-Dec-08
331 Ramirez Joe M Joe OK 7th Division, 17th Infantry, Service Company 11 5 1943 mailto:  sirdaly@aol.com YES 31 5 1943 YES Serdahely Olivia DAUGHTER Dad was wounded in battle on Attu in a valley beyond Massacre Bay on May 29, 1943.  He was wounded when the ammunition dump was moved closer to the front.  The japanese broke through the front during the night and killed mostly everyone.  Dad was shot and bayoneted and lay in the snow for 14 1/2 hours before being picked up by the medics.  He was sent to a hospital in Seattle where he stayed 2 weeks and then sent to a hospital in Spokane for 4 1/2 months and then to a hospital in Santa Barbara, CA for another 4 1/2 months where he was discharged.  He received the Purple Heart.   He is 84 yrs. old and, although a disabled vet, he is in good health.  He enjoys talking and reminiscing about his days in the Army.  We are all very proud of his service to our country. Original Timestamp: 5/18/2003 3:36:34 PM 23-Dec-08
332 Rathbone Raymond C Raymond ND 334th Infantry, CO I 10 4 1944 mailto: stevedm43@yahoo.com YES 10 11 1945 YES Martin Steven SON-IN-LAW Maggie Valley, NC, native, Raymond C. Rathbone, was a 29-year-old farmer with three children when he was inducted into the Army at Ft. Bragg, NC, on April 10, 1944. He turned 30 years old on June 6, the day the Allied troops landed in Normandy. After infantry training Raymond was sent to Europe where he arrived on November 9, 1944. Private Rathbone was soon thrown into combat at the Battle of the Bulge (12/16/44 - 01/25/45). Germany surrendered to the Allies on May 7, 1945, and Raymond returned home and was discharged on November 10, 1945. For his actions in combat he was awarded the Bronze Star. Original Timestamp: 9/8/2004 2:51:36 PM[Note: This is not an Aleutian Island Theater Veteran] 23-Dec-08
582 Ravett Emmanuel OK mailto: DATE CERTAIN DATE CERTAIN RELATIONSHIP TO VET 15-Aug-10
333 Redmond Robert J Bob ND Unknown 11 5 1943 mailto: bobredmond@iwon.com YES 15 3 1945 NO Redmond Robert SON This is for you Dad. Robert J Redmond landed on Attu the morning of the invasion and stayed there for nearly 2 years. I and my family have missed him, since his death on Christmas Day 2000.  Robert J Redmond Jr.Original Timestamp: 2/25/2005 8:28:05 AM 23-Dec-08
491 reid glen m SELECT VET'S STATUS mailto: DATE CERTAIN DATE CERTAIN RELATIONSHIP TO VET 09-Aug-09
334 Reynolds Donald ND 17th Inf, 7th Div, CO F 10 5 1943 mailto: julie.reynolds@sbcglobal.net YES 11 5 1943 YES Reynolds Julie DAUGHTER Lt. command first wave Massacre Bay. Point of attack from beach to Holtz Bay Pass. Wounded on the attack of Pass.Original Timestamp: 7/12/2001 9:19:18 AM 23-Dec-08
335 Rhoades Ronald OK HEDRON FAW4, PATSU 10-44, US NAVY 1 1 1945 mailto: rdrhoads@aol.com NO 1 1 1946 NO SELF SELF SELF Original Timestamp: 7/12/2001 9:22:30 AM 23-Dec-08
653 Rice George E Erskine ND AAF 15 5 1942 mailto: NO 11 9 1945 NO SELF SELF GRANDDAUGHTER 28-May-12
336 Rittenhouse Henry F OK 17th Infantry 23 5 1943 mailto: hrittenhouse3@comcast.net YES 6 6 1943 NO Rittenhouse Henry SON Original Timestamp: 8/14/2004 4:43:26 PM 23-Dec-08
337 Rivera Costello KIA 7th Inf Div, 32nd Inf Reg, CO B 10 5 1943 mailto: johnfuture@pcmagic.net NO 29 5 1943 YES Unknown Unknown NEPHEW My uncle was KIA on 29 May 1943. Trying to locate info and/or photos of him for family history.Original Timestamp: 7/12/2001 9:28:18 AM 23-Dec-08
338 Robbins Marvin KIA Unknown 10 5 1943 mailto: pcadkin@goodnet.com NO 30 5 1943 NO Unknown Unknown RELATIVE I am looking for information...Marvin was my Grandmother's brother. He was killed on Attu.Original Timestamp: 7/12/2001 9:30:25 AM 23-Dec-08
339 Roberts Kenny ND Weapons Supplies 1 6 1942 mailto: robertj321@worldnet.att.ne YES 1 6 1945 YES Jones Robert NEPHEW My Uncle, Kenny Served in Shemya during the second world war. He was in the Air Force to supply and service all the weapons required to support the air and ground troops. He was a Sergeant in the weapons supply quarters. He had the responsibilities to service, repair and install any weapons required for his command. His initial stay was for 18 months, but at the close of his term the Air Force extended his "services" until further notice. He stayed on until about June of 45 where he left the military and Alaska for ever. My Uncle passed away several years ago, but I still have fond memories of the stories he told of his days in the Air Force. I hope this of some help for those looking for their lost brothers. Robert Jones Original Timestamp: 7/12/2001 9:32:40 AM 23-Dec-08
340 Romiti Aldo ND 7th Inf Div 10 5 1943 mailto: johnnysako1@yahoo.com YES 30 5 1943 NO Romiti Chad GRANDSON Aldo lost his leg after a booby trapped cannon emplacement exploded.Original Timestamp: 7/12/2001 9:35:17 AM 23-Dec-08
545 Rooney James P Pat OK mailto: 7SmyerstownRd.Rossiter,PA15772 DATE CERTAIN DATE CERTAIN Kunselman Sean GRANDSON 06-Jan-10
700 ross SELECT VET'S STATUS mailto: DATE CERTAIN DATE CERTAIN RELATIONSHIP TO VET 27-Aug-12
460 Ross Lisle E Rossi ND 1 6 1944 mailto: bennett9179@sbcglobal.net YES 9 10 1944 YES Bennett (Ross) Nancy DAUGHTER Dad never talked much about his service, I found these dates in a record book his father had kept.  Dad served with Battery A 250 C A Bn (I think that's correct) at Ft. Abercrombie on Kodiak from 12/21/42 thru 11/3/43 then went to Attu on 1/6/44 after emergency furlough to Aurora, Indiana.  He left Ft. Lawton, Seattle on 11/18/43 going to Attu. 10-Jan-09
341 Rothwell Kenneth S OK Army Infantry (Uncertain) 1 1 1943 mailto: krothwell@moose.uvm.edu NO 1 1 1944 NO Anonymous A. OTHER Original Timestamp: 7/18/2001 8:33:51 PM 23-Dec-08
547 rourke rita v UNK mailto: DATE CERTAIN DATE CERTAIN RELATIONSHIP TO VET 25-Jan-10
342 Ruhl Sidney UNK Reserve Corps, Quartermaster 10 5 1943 mailto: jsbrow03@aol.com NO 30 5 1943 NO Unknown Unknown RELATIVE Was hit by mortar shell. Received the Purple Heart and gave it to a woman in NY on the way home for helping him from California.Original Timestamp: 7/12/2001 9:37:29 AM 23-Dec-08
343 Ruiz Clarence Blackie ND 8th Special Seabees Construction Bat. 30 5 1943 mailto: LU1956@aol.com NO 30 5 1945 NO Ruiz Joan WIFE Still having reunions and looking for Attu, Dutch Harbor, and Kodiak Vets.Original Timestamp: 7/12/2001 9:42:32 AM 23-Dec-08
344 Rummel Howard E Fox OK U.S.Naval Air Station, Attu (Navy 163) 18 9 1944 mailto: howard.rummel@verizon.net YES 1 6 1946 YES SELF SELF SELF I served with the Navy Personnel Department at the Naval Air Station on Attu during WWII and have many good memories of the island and friends made while there. I would appreciate hearing from any of them.  Many thanks for making this web site available to WWII Attu vets.Original Timestamp: 11/11/2002 1:04:15 PM 23-Dec-08
345 Russell Winston UNK Unknown 10 5 1943 mailto: winstonhjr@msn.com NO 30 5 1943 NO Winston Mr. OTHER Looking for information.Original Timestamp: 7/12/2001 9:40:11 AM 23-Dec-08
346 Ruza Morey UNK 42nd Coast Artillery 10 5 1943 mailto: moreyr@bellsouth.net NO 10 5 1945 NO Ruza Morey SON Original Timestamp: 7/12/2001 9:45:37 AM 23-Dec-08
627 Saad Norman OK mailto: DATE CERTAIN DATE CERTAIN Southwick Noah GRANDSON 02-Dec-11
347 Sajack Edward ND 32nd Infantry 11 5 1943 mailto: rcushen@gmail.com NO 30 7 1943 NO Sajack Edward FRIEND I'm trying to locate anyone who may have fought with Ed at Attu or anywhere else. He also fought in the South Pacific.Original Timestamp: 6/7/2008 3:26:06 PM 23-Dec-08
348 Salinas Salvador OK VP-43 1 1 1942 mailto: Shotgunjap2@aol.com NO 1 1 1945 NO Matayoshi Clint GRANDSON My Grandfather was a bombardier and participated in the bombing of Paramashiro. He was in the only PBY to make it there due to the weather.Original Timestamp: 7/12/2001 9:52:30 AM 23-Dec-08
534 Sallee Orville L Skinny ND mailto: DATE CERTAIN DATE CERTAIN DAUGHTER 15-Dec-09
349 Saltzmann Stephen C KIA 7th Division, 31st Infantry (?) 1 1 1939 mailto: Annetrich@optonline.net NO 29 5 1943 NO Richardson Anne NIECE Trying to get info about my uncle, do not have too much information relative to his service. Have a picture of his company dated 1939. Picture has Company "C", 21st Infantry-Schofield Barracks, T.H.-1939.Original Timestamp: 7/24/2008 9:30:41 AM 23-Dec-08
350 Sanborn Hollis A ND Seabee 12 6 1942 mailto: gwscrim@msn.com NO 22 9 1944 NO Scrimger Jorja DAUGHTER Original Timestamp: 5/12/2006 9:53:35 PM 23-Dec-08
351 Sandoe Carl C Baker ND 14th Field Hospital 9 9 1942 mailto: radar2821@cox.net NO 31 7 1943 NO Martin Brian GRANDSON Original Timestamp: 2/25/2005 11:47:00 PM 23-Dec-08
352 Saphire Leonard OK 114th Construction Battalion (USN Seabees) 14 5 1945 mailto: LMSaphire@aol.com YES 1 6 1946 YES SELF SELF SELF Original Timestamp: 7/12/2001 9:54:43 AM 23-Dec-08
353 Schaefer Clarence F Red ND Unknown 1 1 1943 mailto: kenrev1@yahoo.com NO 6 11 1944 NO Schaefer Kenny SON I would like to know about my dads service on attu and if any of his friendsw are still alive and can talk to me thanks Rev. Kenny SchaeferOriginal Timestamp: 8/30/2004 6:44:05 PM 23-Dec-08
354 Scheibe Wilber ND 7th Inf Div 10 5 1943 mailto: kjohns7900@aol.com NO 8 5 1945 NO Scheibe Matt SON Original Timestamp: 7/12/2001 9:56:38 AM 23-Dec-08
355 Schmitt Jerome A Smitty OK USS Charleston PG-51 15 4 1944 mailto: jasimpros@aol.com NO 15 3 1946 NO SELF SELF SELF I came aboard the USS Charlestonn, an ocean-going gunboat with a crew of 300 (including 40 marines), in April, 1944, about 11 months after the ship participated in the battle of Attu in May, 1943. During that battle, the Charleston  pumped several thousand six-inch shells from its four six-inch guns into Japanese positions on the island. It also fought off a number of Japanese torpedo bombers during he battle, downing one of them. During the battle, a torpedo passed harmlessly under the ship's hull due to the ship's shallow draft. I was a quartermaster second class (navigator's assistant). The ship was the flagship of the admiral in charge of the Alaskan sector. The Charleston's home port was Adak. But It constantly patrolled up and down the Aleutian chain from Dutch Harbor to Attu, which it visited many times. It also escorted many convoys of supply ships to Attu and other islands in the chain. In early 1945, the Charleston was assigned the task of sending radio messages using the call signs of many of the cruisers and aircraft carriers that had left the Aleutians to participate in the battles of the south Pacific. The idea was to fool the Japanese, who had finally broken the American codes, into thinking that these ships were still in the Aleutians. This forced them to keep naval forces in the north Pacific, thus lessening the opposition thast American ships faced in the South Pacific battles.  In August, 1945, the Charleston was enroute, escorting a number of smaller vessels that the U.S. was turning over to Russia to aid them in their own fight against the Japanese. Our assignment was to escort these ships to the International Date Line west of Attu, after which they were on their own for the rest of the voyage to Kamchatka. While on this voyage, a radio message came to the Charleston alerting us that an atom bomb had been dropped on Hiroshima. When the war finally ended on August 15, 1945,  the Charleston was docked at Attu. The crew immediately celebrated by climbing the mountains alongside the dock. Shortly thereafter, the Charleston was dispatched to Hong Kong and also visiited Shanghai before returning to the United States in March, 1946. It was decommissioned several months later. Altogether I spent 23 months aboard the Charleston.Original Timestamp: 5/31/2006 9:44:30 PM 23-Dec-08
356 Schneider Vernon F OK 69th Infantry 273rd Regement Company F 1 1 1943 mailto: 1grandpahotwheel@cox.net NO 1 1 1945 NO Zeiler Willie SON-IN-LAW My father-in-law is 83 and he finaly for the first time told us anything about where he was in WWII. The family would like to know more.Original Timestamp: 3/28/2005 8:29:02 PM 23-Dec-08
357 Schoonover Thomas A KIA 4th Inf, 25th Inf 10 5 1943 mailto: icegod34@yahoo.com YES 29 5 1943 YES Unknown Unknown NEPHEW Thomas was my great uncle. All I have heard was that on May 29th, Thomas and his buddy where in their foxhole and his buddy was shot and killed. Thomas jumped up and ran over to were the Japs were and started shooting them. From what I have learned he killed 12 of them before he was killed.Original Timestamp: 7/12/2001 9:59:24 AM 23-Dec-08
358 Schwartz Richard OK Unknown 1 1 1943 mailto: zinger4567@aol.com NO 1 1 1943 NO Lukovich Cathy DAUGHTER Original Timestamp: 7/12/2001 10:02:17 AM 23-Dec-08
359 Scrom Frank L ND Army /4025th Sig Service Gp / 3124th Sig Port Ser 1 1 1940 mailto: Aragornshot2@aol.com NO 12 31 1944 NO Scrom Terry DAUGHTER I am looking for anyone who served with my father in the service.  He was stationed in Newfoundland and later went to the Phillipines.  He never talked to us about his war experiences.  He got seveal medals, but I don't know what they were for or how he earned them.  I would like to know more about his experiences.  I have several pictures of his from the war and would be happy to learn who the soldiers in them were and to share them.  I know he served from 1940 to 1945.  He returned to the states in June of 1945.Original Timestamp: 4/14/2005 5:05:36 PM 23-Dec-08
360 Scudder Wesley Wes ND Possibly Engineer Batallion 1 4 1942 mailto: w1537s@go.com NO 1 9 1944 NO Scudder Warren SON Looking for info about my father's time in the Aleutians. He was uncomforable talking at length about what he went through. He was a Steamfitter by trade when he enlisted 1939, so he might have been assigned to an engineers batallion. He did say he was in the capture of Attu, and the Kiska operation, before being returned to Attu, where he stayed till war's end, providing heat for the barracks and runway de-icing. I have his last shoulder patch showing a 'Red Star over a White Polar Bear on a Blue backround.'  Anyone who might remember him or info about him I would appreciate hearing from you.Original Timestamp: 4/22/2002 3:10:56 PM 23-Dec-08
361 Sedmack Joseph ND 923 Ord HV Auto Maint. CO 10 5 1943 mailto: stanley-sedmack@juno.com NO 19 5 1943 YES Sedmack Stanley SON My Father earned the Purple Heart, Combat Infantryman Badge, Asiatic and Pacific medal for his service on Attu. Would like to hear from anyone who knew my father. He was wounded on Attu May 11, 1943 then left May 19, 1943.Original Timestamp: 7/12/2001 10:14:11 AM 23-Dec-08
362 Sevret Raymond W ND Army 1 1 1942 mailto: rsevret@pheaa.org NO 1 1 1944 NO Sevret R GRANDSON Caught the tail end of "Winds of War" on Dateline 5/25/01. I knew my grandfather (from Newark, NJ) served in the Aleutians during WWII in the Army; specifically, he mentioned Attu and Kiska, the weather, frostbite and fog. Beyond that, he never spoke much about it, nor did I ask. What little I know came from his brother Harry (also now deceased). My parents do have a scrapbook or two from my grandfather with pictures from the Aleutians but I have not seen them in years. I am interested in hearing from anyone that knew my grandfather and that could tell me anything about his service in the islands. He was honorably discharged, I believe in 1944.Original Timestamp: 7/12/2001 10:20:00 AM 23-Dec-08
363 Sexon Keith E OK 7th Inf Div 9 7 1943 mailto: jgsexson@aol.com YES 27 12 1944 YES Sexson Charles SON Keith, a 1941 draftee from Kansas, trained at Ft. Ord, Cal. Most of his unit was comprised of California Nat'l. Guardsmen. After arriving on Attu he was assigned to the 40th Engineers and spent a good deal of time building aircraft hangars. He remained on the island for nearly 18 months. After returning to the States, he was assigned to train soldiers at Camp Shelby, Miss. He was discharged at Camp Chaffee, Ark. on Oct. 16, 1945.Original Timestamp: 7/12/2001 10:21:54 AM 23-Dec-08
364 Shilling Cleveland E OK 78TH ANTI-AIRCRAFT BATTERY 11 5 1943 mailto: TABLERK@AOL.COM YES 31 12 1944 YES SELF SELF SELF Original Timestamp: 1/23/2008 10:46:55 AM 23-Dec-08
365 Shivler James ND 400th AAF 1 12 1942 mailto: jpshivler2@erinet.com YES 22 4 1944 YES Shivler, Jr. James SON Original Timestamp: 7/12/2001 10:23:54 AM 23-Dec-08
699 Sholly, Jr Francis R BUD ND 7th Division, 17th Infantry 11 5 1943 mailto: Malillitoo@yahoo.com YES DATE CERTAIN Powers Mary Anne WIFE 20-Aug-12
366 Sholly, Jr. Francis R Bud ND 7th Div, 7th Inf. 10 5 1943 mailto: Malilli@aol.com YES 31 5 1943 YES Sholly Marry WIFE Was in battle on Island of Attu from beginning to end of combat (May-June 1943) was wounded in combat by bayonet of Japanese soldier in their last suicide charge. Was awarded the bronze star.Original Timestamp: 7/12/2001 10:26:39 AM 23-Dec-08
367 Shout Sam UNK 159th Infantry 11 1945 mailto: NO NO OTHER Original Timestamp: 2/15/2002 3:18:12 PM 23-Dec-08
369 Sikora Walter ND 3rd Squad, 3rd Platoon, Company A, 4th Inf. 1 1 1942 mailto: sunnysikora@hotmail.com NO 21 7 1943 NO Sikora David SON My family and I would sure like to speak with any veteran who knew my father.  Original Timestamp: 5/5/2006 10:34:51 PM 23-Dec-08
368 Sikora Louie OK 58th Fighter Command Sq. 1 6 1943 mailto: jjjparks@execpc.com YES 1 6 1944 NO Parks JoAnn DAUGHTER My father would love to hear from anyone who served with him! Just celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary!Original Timestamp: 7/12/2001 10:36:12 AM 23-Dec-08
370 Simmons Herman H ND 7th Div 209th Inf Btn. 15 2 1941 mailto: dayleannk@comcast.net NO 9 25 1945 NO Koch DayleAnn GRANDDAUGHTER Looking for any information on my Grandfather, Herman H. Simmons. He was in the Army, Ordnance Department. I also have pictures of him & other soldiers I would like to see if anyone can help me identify.  Thanks, DayleAnn Koch.Original Timestamp: 2/10/2007 10:08:33 PM 23-Dec-08
371 Simpson Frank OK Btry C 641st AAA (AW) BN 15 4 1943 mailto: jodylinaz@aol.com YES 3 2 1945 YES Koshewer LInda DAUGHTER I obtained the dates of assignment from a copy of my father's enlisted record and report of separation honorable discharge papers.My father was a cook...and a good one, too...just ask him!  He probably fed a lot of these hungry Vets.  Dad recently celebrated his 57th wedding anniversary.  He's 88 now and still kickin'. 23-Dec-08
372 Simpson Robert OK FAW4 1 10 1943 mailto: simpson@usit.net YES 1 11 1944 YES SELF SELF SELF Original Timestamp: 7/12/2001 10:37:58 AM 23-Dec-08
588 Simpson Edwin A Ed ND 7th Infantry Division, Co. L of 159th Inf. Div. 4 1943 mailto:126 Riviera Drive Aptos, CA  95003 NO 1945 DATE CERTAIN Simpson John SON My father Edwin Simpson was a captain during the time he served on Attu and Amchitka, 1943 to 1945.  It is my understanding that his unit did not occupy Attu until after the defeat of the Japanese in 1943. Below is a brief description that Edwin wrote in his 1976 memoirs:My California National Guard division was called to active duty on March 3, 1941, and assembled at camp San Luis Obispo, California. After graduation from the Infantry School in May, I reported to my regiment and was assigned as company commander, Co. L, 159th Infantry.  After maneuvers at Camp Hunter Liggett our regiment was selected to move to Fort Ord, California, as the third regiment of the 7th Infantry Division.  We were getting organized at Ft. Ord when Pearl Harbor was attacked. After guarding the California Coast against possible attack, our division maneuvered against General Patton's Armored Corps in the Mohave Desert in the summer of 1942. Back at Ft. Ord, we participated in amphibious training.  In May, 1943, the 7th Division captured the Island of Attu in the Aleutian chain. We were detached from the 7th Division and remained on guard on Attu for one year.  My battalion was ordered to the island of Amchika where we stayed on guard for six months before being ordered to return to the United States.  I was a student at the Infantry School when Germany surrendered in 1945.  Later I returned to San Jose and helped reorganize the California National Guard. I later became a battalion commander. 29-Sep-10
577 Sinnott Frank P The Senator OK Seventh Division Infintry, USS Cavalier (APA 37) 11 05 1943 mailto: sasinno2@aol.com YES DATE CERTAIN Self Self SELF 12-Jul-10
373 Sivewright David OK 7th Army 11 5 1943 mailto: gummyhotland@aol NO 30 9 1944 NO Wright Jim NEPHEW David Sivewright is 81 now, and in good health. He is in an assited living home in Doltin, IL, Just south of Chicago. He remembers Attu but does not like to talk about it. He only will say it was hell and he is glad he got out. Does any one remember him?Original Timestamp: 10/5/2001 8:57:20 PM 23-Dec-08
374 Skagseth Charner OK Battery 903, AA Guns 1 6 1943 mailto: candpskag@aol.com YES 1 6 1944 YES SELF SELF SELF I am looking for anyone from this USN 90 MM Gun.Original Timestamp: 7/12/2001 10:39:39 AM 23-Dec-08
375 Skaugsett, II Arnie OK Unknown 10 5 1943 mailto: antonsk@earthlink.net NO 10 5 1944 NO Skaugset Anton SON Original Timestamp: 7/12/2001 10:41:58 AM 23-Dec-08
376 Skelton Lewis ND Combat 10 4 1939 mailto: linking50@earthlink.net NO 12 11 1943 NO King Cecil NEPHEW Original Timestamp: 2/24/2004 8:04:24 PM 23-Dec-08
483 Skiffington John J ND 1943 mailto: tmudzin1@optimum.net NO DATE CERTAIN GRANDSON 17-Jun-09
379 Smith Lester OK 713th AW Signal CO, Attached to 11th AAF 1 4 1943 mailto: scd@webshoppe.net YES 1 11 1945 YES Mann Mary DAUGHTER Original Timestamp: 7/12/2001 10:49:50 AM 23-Dec-08
377 Smith Ardon W OK USCG, Theodore Point, LORAN 1 1 1946 mailto: ardons@comcast.net NO 1 1 1947 NO SELF SELF SELF Southern most tip of Attu.Original Timestamp: 7/12/2001 10:43:39 AM 23-Dec-08
378 Smith Joseph L OK Army Infantry 10 5 1943 mailto: mccormik@spawar.navy.mil NO 31 5 1943 NO McCormick Karen DAUGHTER I know very little other than he "served in the Aleutians." I do know he received two silver stars and a bronze star. What else he received I do not know - all records are gone due to a fire at home (as well as the 1973 fire at NPRC (MPR)). Please provide any information you may remember or know of him. I have only sketchy details of some of his exploits: living under the snow for days; something about capturing a Japanese train; taking a Japanese strong hold. Thanks for your help!Original Timestamp: 7/12/2001 10:48:07 AM 23-Dec-08
601 smith blaine w ND army mailto: DATE CERTAIN DATE CERTAIN RELATIONSHIP TO VET 14-Jan-11
380 Smith, Jr. Roy OK 1st Bt. 18th Engineers 30 5 1943 mailto: wtdanebtrr@wcc.net YES 15 12 1944 NO Anderson Daniel SON-IN-LAW After helping to build the Alcan Hiway; Roy was assigned after a close call when the ship he was on had 4 Japanese torpedos pass under her off of ATTU on May 16th 1943. He was assigned with other Engineers in the 18th Regiment to help build the defenses of Shemya. He presently is alive and well in San Angelo, TX. If anyone knows the name of the Ship please contact us.Original Timestamp: 9/25/2003 4:11:11 PM 23-Dec-08
381 Solomon Leonard Lenny OK 42nd Coast Artillery Detachment of Engineers 1 4 1944 mailto: msls@juno.com NO 8 5 1946 YES SELF SELF SELF Original Timestamp: 12/27/2006 7:47:13 PM 23-Dec-08
382 Solomon Yale OK Post Signal Officer 1 3 1946 mailto: yadosolo@aol.com YES 6 8 1946 YES SELF SELF SELF Original Timestamp: 5/31/2008 10:35:53 AM 23-Dec-08
383 Sosebee Dewitt D ND Unknown 1 9 1942 mailto: sosebee-bd@actx.edu NO 1 10 1944 NO Sosebee Britt SON My Father, Dewitt D. Sosebee, served in the Aleutian Islands for 25 months during WWII. While there he was awarded a Bronze Star and a Meritorious Unit Award among other Medals. I also know that my Dad served with the Army Engineers. What I don't know and would like to find out is what unit my Dad served with, and why he was awarded the Bronze Star. (When I asked him one time all he said was "Oh they were giving them out one time and I decided to take one." Yeah right Dad, but it did tell me it was something he didn't want to talk about.) My research tells me that the Battle of ATTU was the land battle fought in the Aleutians. Having served with the Engineers I'm thinking that he may have been with the 50th Engineers during the Japanese banzai charge up Engineer Hill on May 29, 1943. If he was, then that would explain many things, including why my Dad didn't want to talk about it. I have tried to find out through the Army, but like so many others, his records were destroyed in the 1973 fire. If anyone has any information on this, I would be very interested to hear it. My e-mail address is sosebee-bd@actx.edu. Snail mail is Britt D. Sosebee, 6311 Cornell, Amarillo TX, 79109.Original Timestamp: 7/12/2001 10:52:36 AM 23-Dec-08
384 Spaulding Harold C OK 17th Infantry Regiment Company I 1 8 1940 mailto: the4meds@aol.com NO 1 5 1946 NO Medefesser Jim SON-IN-LAW Harold was a BAR man. Attu, Kwalejeune, Leyte, Okinawa, wounded on Attu and Okinawa. Trained in Fort Ord. Did not have winter gear for the landing. He lives in Redding, California but is very ill and expected to only live a few more weeks as of 02/06/05.Original Timestamp: 2/6/2005 11:16:09 PM 23-Dec-08
385 Speed Lehman Speedy ND Unk, Light Machine Gunner (came from Camp Shelby) 22 11 1942 mailto: kskelly@inforamp.net YES 21 3 1946 YES Speed-Kelly Kathryn DAUGHTER I would like to know more of what happened at Attu. My father was 20 and fresh out of the backwoods of Collins, Mississippi. This was his first and only battle mission. He was delivered to Attu by submarine from his base in San Francisco. I have letters he wrote to his brother and mother after the battle. One of his buddies from Collins died the first day of the battle. He reported that his unit had surprised a group of drunk Japanese soldiers early in the morning. The unit was isolated from provisions for 7-10 days, with only Army chocolate to eat for most of that time. He and most of his buddies suffered frozen feet. He was one of the lucky few not to have his feet amputated, but he was hospitalized at McCloskey Hospital at Killeen, TX, for about a year afterwards. I would like to correspond with anyone who could tell me more about this. My dad received a Victory Ribbon, 1 Service Stripe, Meritorious Unit Award, American Theater Campaign Ribbon, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Ribbon, one with one bronze star and a Purple Heart. I don't know what all this means. He was a private at the time of the battle, but he was a staff sergeant by the time he was discharged.Original Timestamp: 7/12/2001 10:55:42 AM 23-Dec-08
386 Sprinkle Floyd ND Army 10 5 1943 mailto: Pat.Davis@juno.com NO 1 12 1944 YES Davis Anne DAUGHTER Floyd took his basic training at Camp Crowder, Mo. Sent to Camp Randall near Greenville, PA. Then sent to Alaska and Attu. First worked on the docks unloading ships. Then went to Kodiak to cooking class. Came back to Attu as a cook. I video taped a PBS special about the battle to rid Attu of Japanese. I tried to talk to Dad about the video but he was 82 and very ill. He cried trying to tell me about the awful conditions on Attu. Didn't show him the tapte - he had already lived it. He dwas 82 when he passed away. I have many pictures of Attu that I would like to share. Anyone remember the banty rooster and hen which laid eggs and raised a family of banties?Original Timestamp: 7/12/2001 10:58:02 AM 23-Dec-08
469 stangle SELECT VET'S STATUS mailto: DATE CERTAIN DATE CERTAIN RELATIONSHIP TO VET 12-Mar-09
387 Starling Ellery ND COMPANY G 159th  ( Army No 34 406 760 ) 9 7 1943 mailto: malcolmstarling24@msn.com NO 4 12 1944 NO Starling Malcom SON Ellery Starling 11/20/20 to 2/24/89.Original Timestamp: 11/15/2003 1:30:28 PM 23-Dec-08
388 Stearns Henry F ND USS LST 472 31 8 1942 mailto: Pmrps1963@netzero.com YES 25 5 1945 YES Stearns patrick GRANDSON Henry Farnham Stearns served on Attu in 1943 as a seabee, carpenter's first mate.  I would like tofind anyone that remembers him to share stories. He only talked a little about the experience, according to my father.  He told of the bayonetattack at Engineer Hill and of having to hide under a pile of tires during an air attack.  He died a year before I was born, I am proud to say that he served our country.  He was supposedly called the old man because he was a little older than most recruits at age 27, married with four children when he enlisted.Original Timestamp: 2/7/2007 2:22:56 PM 23-Dec-08
389 Stein Roger KIA 18th Fighter Sq. 1 8 1942 mailto: steinsam@aol.com YES 29 10 1942 YES Stein Roger NEPHEW My uncle Roger Stein was killed in a plane accident on Oct 29 1942. The family was never told what happen. If anyone can give me any details about this, it would be greatly appreciated and would help to bring closer to his passing. Roger was given the Air Medal for attacking the enemy at Kiska on Sept 25 1942.Original Timestamp: 7/12/2001 11:00:27 AM 23-Dec-08
390 Steiner Cecil ND 32nd Inf 10 5 1943 mailto: pennybo@valuelinx.net YES 31 5 1943 NO Boatright Penny DAUGHTER Awarded Bronze Star, went on to Kwajalein Atoll. Interested in hearing from anyone who served with my dad.Original Timestamp: 7/12/2001 11:02:09 AM 23-Dec-08
557 stelly charles OK mailto: DATE CERTAIN DATE CERTAIN RELATIONSHIP TO VET 16-Mar-10
391 Stephenson Kenneth ND 7th Div, 32nd Inf, CO M (Medic) 10 5 1943 mailto: knaack@galseburg.net YES 1 10 1945 YES Knaack Carl GRANDSON I would love to hear from anyone who knew and served with my grandfather. He served on Attu as a medic and was wounded on may 24th 1943. He often talked about the weather and how cold it was but did not like talking about his combat experiences. Through some research I found out that after Attu he went to Kwajalein and then was wounded twice while serving on Leyte. After Leyte he went on to Okinawa where he was wounded again and was awarded the bronze star. His CO was Francis Pachler.Original Timestamp: 7/12/2001 11:04:28 AM 23-Dec-08
564 stevens hugh g ND 28 8 1941 mailto: bamapdl@knology.net NO 10 1945 NO long donna DAUGHTER 18-Apr-10
392 Stiffler Sim M OK 101st 1 1 1939 mailto: simlizstiff@aol.com NO 1 1 1942 NO Stiffler Sim SON Original Timestamp: 8/15/2004 10:09:15 PM 23-Dec-08
523 Stilwell UNK mailto: NO NO GRANDSON 04-Nov-09
394 Stinson Eugene E Gene ND Seabees 15 7 1943 mailto: dstinson@hatboro-horsham.org YES 15 6 1945 YES Stinson Dennis SON Original Timestamp: 5/10/2005 1:11:11 PM 23-Dec-08
393 Stinson Robert E Bob ND 28th bomber escort 1 1 1943 mailto: exdrip@yahoo.com NO 1 1 1945 NO Stinson Shawn GRANDSON Bob flew a P-38 while escorting bombing missions around the Aluetians. he passed away last winter from old age.Original Timestamp: 7/31/2007 4:29:18 AM 23-Dec-08
395 Stock Wallace L OK Scout 10 5 1943 mailto: 2naughty@taconic.net YES 10 5 1945 NO Burfeind Nancy DAUGHTER PFC in the Army, was a Scout. Dad talks about unloading soft coal, full of slate from a boat. Cape Wrangel, shooting sockeye salmon during spawn. Time in the observation post. The Navy air dropped turkeys for Christmas or Thanksgiving. Would like to hear from those that know him!Original Timestamp: 7/12/2001 11:06:18 AM 23-Dec-08
396 Stogrin John OK Company G 159th Infantry 9 7 1943 mailto: shtogryn@yahoo.com YES 4 12 1945 YES Lessig Ann Marie DAUGHTER My Dad is alive and well living in Pennsylvania and would love to hear from anyone  that was stationed on Attu  during WWII or from family members of Attu veterans.Original Timestamp: 11/6/2001 9:53:14 PM 23-Dec-08
625 Stolarek ND mailto: DATE CERTAIN DATE CERTAIN SON 03-Jul-11
636 Strouse SELECT VET'S STATUS mailto: DATE CERTAIN DATE CERTAIN RELATIONSHIP TO VET 30-Jan-12
637 Strouse Dale E ND mailto: DATE CERTAIN DATE CERTAIN RELATIONSHIP TO VET 30-Jan-12
397 Strzyz Joseph J Doc ND US hospitals: Seattle, FL, TX 14 11 1942 mailto: elpeplow@lumc.edu YES 14 11 1942 YES Peplow Elaine GRANDDAUGHTER Thanks for being my medical inspiration grandpa.Original Timestamp: 3/8/2005 9:53:48 PM 23-Dec-08
398 Stubbs James E ND 7th Inf.Div.32nd Inf. Reg.Medical Detachment 11 5 1943 mailto: zstubbs@alltel.net YES 14 8 1943 NO Stubbs Zane SON My father was a Medic : Surgical Technician 5th Grade.Original Timestamp: 7/11/2006 1:37:21 AM 23-Dec-08
566 Sutton Lawrence j Larry ND mailto: DATE CERTAIN DATE CERTAIN GRANDDAUGHTER 25-Apr-10
399 Swanson Reynold Bud OK Dental Assistant 1 6 1943 mailto: vickiandwendell.hahn@att.net YES 1 6 1945 NO Hahn Vicki DAUGHTER My father served as a dental assistant on Attu after the battle. He has many interesting stories about his time there. He is alive and well--retired optometrist--living in Orlando. Would love to hear interesting stories involving him! If you want to contact him, e-mail me and I will send you his address.Original Timestamp: 7/12/2001 11:33:03 AM 23-Dec-08
519 talbert alpheus SELECT VET'S STATUS mailto: DATE CERTAIN DATE CERTAIN RELATIONSHIP TO VET 28-Oct-09
520 talbert alpheus ND 1942 mailto: d_farris1127@yahoo.com NO DATE CERTAIN farris william GRANDSON iwas told he was there i ww2 28-Oct-09
495 tanton andrew SELECT VET'S STATUS mailto: DATE CERTAIN DATE CERTAIN RELATIONSHIP TO VET 21-Aug-09
400 Tarleton Frank L Pancho ND Army Engineers 1 1 1942 mailto: jimt@interworld.net NO 1 1 1944 NO Tarleton James SON Wrote a book "Some Strike It Rich - Memories and tales of a Native Son of California", Exposition Press 1979.  Lived in Morro Bay, Ca untill his passing in 1998.Original Timestamp: 9/18/2005 2:33:01 PM 23-Dec-08
401 Tarleton Hubert F OK Cabot 1 4 1945 mailto: llink@harlannet.com NO 1 12 1945 NO Link Larry SON-IN-LAW Hubert was a Medical Corpman, 1st Class Pharmacist Mate.  He was raised in the Sargent, NE area and his father farmed west of Sargent.  He filled perscriptions while on the Cabot and did physical theraphy while on Attu.  He worked in a quansot hut near the theather and gynasium.  Bob Hyatt was a close friend and also 1st Class Pharmacist and was from Chicago.  He is now deceased.Original Timestamp: llink@harlannet.com 23-Dec-08
527 taylor monroe ND mailto: DATE CERTAIN DATE CERTAIN UNCLE 17-Nov-09
402 Thibault Rene J Frenchy OK Military Guard CO (Marines) 3 1 1946 mailto: jrtusa@mac.com YES 15 8 1946 YES SELF SELF SELF To be on Attu at the age of 18 was an adventure...out of harm's way and a most unique place - like no other - where we all did a lot of "growing up." Semper Fi!Original Timestamp: 7/12/2001 12:25:25 PM 23-Dec-08
403 Thomas Ken C Tommy OK AL-2  N.A.F. Ordinance Department D 23 8 1943 mailto: kengrace@aol.com YES 10 6 1945 YES SELF SELF SELF Would love to hear from members of my Unit.Original Timestamp: 8/21/2002 4:27:09 PM 23-Dec-08
405 Thompson Percy Pops ND Company L 254th Infantry 2 26 1939 mailto: Bnhome1@sbcglobal.net NO 5 25 1944 YES Thompson Ms. DAUGHTER I am looking for information about my father  when he seved in the army. he served in the Army 2 times. Not sure of dates he first was discharged.Original Timestamp: 5/19/2008 10:25:58 AM 23-Dec-08
581 Thompson Wilfred m Tommy or Mike ND unknown 1943 mailto: ethom37879@aol.com NO DATE CERTAIN Thompson Elaine DAUGHTER Interested in anyone who knew my father. He was an officer and had something to do with accounting/supplies. 10-Aug-10
404 Thompson Edward W ND 78th CA (AA) 10 5 1943 mailto: djteeter@q.com NO 10 5 1944 NO Teeter Janie DAUGHTER Unsure of Dad's Army unit. Have only letter of thanks from Colonel W.R. Carroll, 78th CA (AA) dated June 11, 1943 (willing to share if interested). He talked of hours spent playing cribbage and playing baseball in the snow. He also spent time on Shemya and at Fort Ord, CA. Have many named and un-named photos I'd love to identify. Also have pictures of "The Blue Fox", the "Tijuana Jail", "Ike's Eatery, Inc", etc. Would love to hear from any who knew Dad or any who could help identify some of these photos.Original Timestamp: 7/12/2001 12:28:16 PM 23-Dec-08
406 Tidball John OK 77th Bomb Sq. 1 12 1944 mailto: jtidball3@aol.com YES 1 10 1945 YES SELF SELF SELF Not a good place for flying! Proud to have flown those magnificent B-25's!Original Timestamp: 7/12/2001 12:30:01 PM 23-Dec-08
407 Towell Horace KIA 77th Bomb Sq. 1 1 1942 mailto: billandmarilynwilson@earthlink.net NO 24 11 1943 YES Wilson Marilyn SISTER I realize that it may not have been ATTU he was stationed on. Can anyone help. I would like more information about his life during this time. Thank you, Marilyn Wilson.Original Timestamp: 7/12/2001 12:32:03 PM 23-Dec-08
408 Trent Harry OK 4th Inf, 3rd Div, 1st Bat, CO D 11 5 1943 mailto: HARRYTRENT@aol.com YES 1 1 1945 NO Watz Laura DAUGHTER-IN-LAW I was wondering if there are any fellow veterans out there who may have served in the 3rd Division, 1st Batallion, 4th Infantry, Company D? Thank you.Original Timestamp: 7/12/2001 12:35:11 PM 23-Dec-08
409 Trout Ralph OK 312th Bomb Group 1 1 1944 mailto: heidim@equitrac.com NO 1 1 1945 NO Mozingo Heidi DAUGHTER Born in 1920 in Oklahoma, Ralph E. Trout enlisted in the Army Air Corps in 1940. He served as flight engineer aboard Lockheed A-29 Hudsons, patrolling for Japanese submarines off the California coast. Trout earned his pilot's wings by 1943. Sent to New Guinea in late 1944 as the pilot of a twin-engine Douglas A-20G Havoc, Trout flew 75 harrowing bombing missions against Japanese positions in New Guinea and the Philippines. His unit suffered heavy losses, many from accidents due to bad weather and to the dangerous nature of low-level bomb attacks. Just before the war ended, Trout was grounded due to combat fatigue.Original Timestamp: 7/12/2001 12:37:13 PM 23-Dec-08
410 Tucker Danial M Dan OK U.S.S. Jarvis DD 799 1 1 1944 mailto: dtucker26@comcast.net YES 1 12 1945 YES SELF SELF SELF I was just wondering if the underground munitions bunkers where we used to get all of our shells and powder bags still exists. we also unloaded all of our spent brass. I was also wondering if the old air force base still exists . Dan M. Tucker U.S. Navy(ret) 1200 Slaters Creek Road, Goodlettsville, Tn. 37072 23-Dec-08
631 Turcotte Normand A ND mailto: DATE CERTAIN DATE CERTAIN RELATIONSHIP TO VET 14-Jan-12
515 twining donald KIA 24th infantry division mailto: DATE CERTAIN DATE CERTAIN RELATIONSHIP TO VET 18-Oct-09
411 Tyler Ralph E ND Service Company, 17th Infantry, 7th Division 11 5 1943 mailto: detyler@sbcglobal.net YES 2 6 1943 YES Tyler David SON My father Ralph Eugene Tyler was born, raised and lived in Indiana most of his life; however he reported to service on 9 July 1941 at Los Angeles, California.  He was honorably discharged with the rank of Master Sergeant at Camp Atterbury, Indiana on 2 October 1945.  Like hosts of others, he trained in southern California for desert warfare, only to be deployed first to Attu, then Kwajalein, then to the southern Philippines, and then to Okinawa.  He spoke very little about his war experiences, and when asked, would never elaborate on a subject.  If it weren't for the records, papers, and a few pictures he saved, I would not have the information to write this tribute.  He did speak of the cold and miserable conditions in the Aleutians.  I recall one story where he mentioned the name of a buddy, whose name I can no longer remember, who he credited with saving his feet from frostbite.  The buddy had been a ski instructor from Colorado and was familiar with cold weather survival.  He insisted that my father as well as others remove their wet socks at every opportunity, dry them out, and massage their feet to keep them from freezing.  M/Sgt Tyler received the Asiatic-Pacific Theater Ribbon w/4 Bronze Stars, the Philippine Liberation Ribbon w/2 Bronze Stars, the Good Conduct Ribbon, and the Distinguished Unit Citation.  He received the Bronze Star Medal for meritorious service during the Attu Operation from 11 May to 2 June.  The citation is signed by Major General A. V. Arnold.  My father died of a heart attack on Valentines Day, 1975.  It’s been 65 years since the Attu Operation, and I know it would be extremely unusual to get a response, but I would like to hear from anyone who may have known my father or served with him.  Many thanks to all the servicemen who have served our country past and present.Original Timestamp: 5/3/2008 4:08:00 AM 23-Dec-08
412 Urcinole Louis C ND 665 Anti Artility Group 1 1 1941 mailto: jjuainc@aol.com NO 1 1 1944 NO Urcinole James SON My father's service # on his dogtag is 327737765and had T43-44 AOriginal Timestamp: 11/14/2002 8:03:47 PM 23-Dec-08
413 Valcik John H John ND S.S. Mormachawk 1 7 1941 mailto: nvalcik@utdallas.edu YES 29 11 1945 YES Valcik Nicolas GRANDSON My grandad was a surgeon (M.D.) that served at Attu and Tarawa according from the records and documentation I can find. If anyone has information on his service that they can provide me I would appreciate it if the information could be emailed to me at nvalcik@utdallas.edu. Original Timestamp: My grandad was a surgeon (M.D.) that served at Attu and Tarawa according from the records and documentation I can find. If anyone has information on his service that they can provide me I would appreciate it if the information could be emailed to me at nvalcik@utdallas.edu. 23-Dec-08
414 Valderrama Pablo J Paul ND 159th Infantry Medical Detachment 10 5 1943 mailto: varmstrong@verizon.net YES 1 10 1944 YES Armstrong Victoria DAUGHTER My father was Pablo Joaquin Valderrama, Jr (Private First Class 32 717 747). He was born and raised in Bogota, Colombia and immigrated to the U.S. in 1936. He was stationed in Attu from May 1943 to October 1944. He never felt warm again in his life - he was always cold, no matter how hot the summer. He was proud to be an American citizen, proud to have served for his adopted country and never forgot his wartime 'buddies'.Original Timestamp: 7/27/2006 3:29:55 PM 23-Dec-08
415 Valentino George R OK 591st AAW 21 5 1943 mailto: Midstates2@ameritech.net YES 28 11 1944 YES Tax Gerald SON-IN-LAW George was with Battery E78th CA.AA, Camp Haan, CA stateside. He left for duty on Attu on 4/15/43 & arrived on 5/21/43. His batt. landed in Massacre Bay & was involved in direct fighting. Acted on recon patrols in search of enemy soldiers. During his time on the island, he was involved in building various Quonset huts & buildings and maintaining the island. Friends that served with him were Louie Pasterino, Al Shields, under the command Capt. Beilke.Original Timestamp: 7/12/2001 1:28:31 PM 23-Dec-08
416 Vanderlean Gary KIA co M 17th inf regt, 7th inf regt 29 5 1943 mailto: robert.j.coyle@uscg.mil NO 29 5 1943 NO Coyle Robert FRIEND Service number 39150906.Original Timestamp: 2/9/2008 6:08:54 PM 23-Dec-08
502 verges leo l ND mailto: DATE CERTAIN DATE CERTAIN RELATIONSHIP TO VET 12-Sep-09
417 Villasenor George OK Naval Photographer 1 1 1944 mailto: gejovilla@sbcglobal.net NO 1 1 1946 NO SELF SELF SELF See photos on the Attu, WWII web pages!Original Timestamp: 7/12/2001 1:30:48 PM 23-Dec-08
418 Vitatoe Manson OK 50th Engineers, 2nd Bat, CO E 30 12 1942 mailto: m7798@aol.com NO 5 11 1945 YES Gamble Mike SON-IN-LAW Interested in feedback!Orignal Timestamp: 7/12/2001 1:33:33 PM 23-Dec-08
419 Vorpahl Clarence ND 7th Div, Medic 10 5 1943 mailto: ramswin@excel.net NO 30 5 1943 NO Vorpahl James SON My father, Clarence Vorpahl (deceased 1993)served with the Army on Attu in 1943. He was a medic with the 7th Div. He went to Kwajalein in early 1944 and was wounded on Feb 4 during action for which he was was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross. PFC John Senn had been wounded and my father went out under fire to aid him. After dressing the wound, my father and TSgt Jesse Bullock were trying to carry PFC Senn to safety when shots rang out. PFC Senn was killed and my father and Bullock were wounded.Original Timestamp: 7/12/2001 1:35:56 PM 23-Dec-08
493 Voss James r SELECT VET'S STATUS mailto: DATE CERTAIN DATE CERTAIN RELATIONSHIP TO VET 16-Aug-09
420 Wachtler Joseph OK 7th Div, 32nd Inf, 3rd Bat, CO M 11 5 1943 mailto: fandjwachtler@aol.com YES 18 9 1943 YES Wachtler Janice DAUGHTER I was trained in Fort Ord, CA for desert fighting and we landed on Attu in May 1943. We were on Attu from 5/11-9/18/43 and then sent to Hawaii for jungle training. Our outfit was then sent onto the Kwajalein and Marshall Islands where we fought in the battle of Kwajalein. We then went back to HI and onto the Philippines as reinforcements for the 7th Division. I was a mortar man in the 32nd Rgt and was awarded the Bronze Star for my actions on Leyte Island in 10/44. While in the Philippines I became ill with a tropical disease and was sent back to the US for treatment. Original Timestamp: 7/12/2001 1:38:31 PM 23-Dec-08
421 Waguespack Roy ND US Army, AA Weapons Crewman 23 4 1943 mailto: waguesrb@yahoo.com YES 28 11 1944 YES Waguespack Brent SON Original Timestamp: 7/12/2001 1:40:26 PM 23-Dec-08
422 Wait Ken OK 77th Bomb Sq. 1 2 1945 mailto: kenhw@centurytel.com YES 1 9 1945 YES SELF SELF SELF Original Timestamp: 7/12/2001 1:41:39 PM 23-Dec-08
610 Walke Denver P ND mailto: Cocoamarley@gmail.com DATE CERTAIN DATE CERTAIN DAUGHTER 28-Feb-11
487 walton john g ND mailto: DATE CERTAIN DATE CERTAIN RELATIONSHIP TO VET 05-Jul-09
630 Ward Ralph E OK Naval air station Attu 17 04 1944 mailto: ewardsr5@frontier.com NO 20 08 1945 NO SELF SELF SELF Left Attu on board U S S Saltlakecity for Japan 08-Jan-12
423 Wat Ken OK 77th Bomb Sq. 1 2 1945 mailto: kenwait@earthlink.net YES 1 8 1945 YES SELF SELF SELF Was co-pilot on Castledine's crew. Cass is alive and ok living in California. Like to hear from others who were with the 77th when I was there.Original Timestamp: 7/12/2001 1:44:57 PM 23-Dec-08
424 Watkins Thomas OK 78th Signal Corps 1 1 1942 mailto: rjmega@aol.com NO 1 1 1945 NO McQueen Rob SON-IN-LAW My father in law fought on Attu. He was a signal man I believe. He journeyed up the coast from California. As they traveled up the coast, the ships in their convoy practiced shelling the beach for their arrival. He told me that they all thought they were being attacked as they didn't know what was happening. They were outfitted with the leather boots and thin coats and he nearly froze to death. After Attu he served as a prison guard at a military prison somewhere near Sacramento, CA. He lives in Corvallis Oregon now but was originally from Tillamook, OR. I would like to honor him by finding out more about his time on Attu or reuniting him with anyone he may have fought with there. Thanks!Original Timestamp: 7/12/2001 1:46:33 PM 23-Dec-08
425 Watson Robert KIA 7th Div, 17th Inf, CO I 10 5 1943 mailto: pabob@hickorytech.net YES 29 5 1943 YES Watson Robert SON I would like to talk with those who knew my dad, or served with him.Original Timestamp: 7/12/2001 1:48:14 PM 23-Dec-08
426 Weatherly Hermon E Arky ND 7th Infantry Division, 7th Recon Troop 1 4 1942 mailto: larry.weatherly@pba.army.mil NO 29 11 1945 YES Weatherly Larry SON My Dad, Hermon e. Weatherly ("Arky") was in the 7th Infantry Division, 7th Recon Troop.  He was discharged 29 November 1945.  He was a T5 and served with a Lt. "Dutch" Hornbacher and a Capt. Paul Gritta.  He was with the 7th ID on Attu, Kwajalein, Leyte, Okinawa, and finally in South Korea.     My Dad died on 1 April of this year (2002).  He spoke many times of his experiences in the Army.  Although he told me a lot about his experiences, now that he is gone and I can no longer ask him any questions, I am determined to learn everything I can about what he went through.     Is a TROOP the smallest unit in the Army?  How many men are in a troop?     I would like to hear from anyone who might have known my Dad, or anyone who served with the 7th Recon Troop from 1942 to 1945.     If anyone can provide any additional information whatsoever, it would be deeply appreciated.     Many Thanks,          Larry D. Weatherly          Sgt., US Air Force          22 April 1968 to 21 April 1972Original Timestamp: 6/17/2002 3:44:16 PM 23-Dec-08
427 Weatherstone James R ND Unknown 1 1 1942 mailto: wstone@ptialaska.net NO 1 1 1945 NO Weatherstone Mark SON I am the son of James (Bob) Robert Weatherstone who served as a radio or radar operator on either Attu or Adak during WWII. I am interested in hearing and learning more about my father. If you served with him, please contact me.Original Timestamp: 7/12/2001 1:50:09 PM 23-Dec-08
428 Webb Willis B OK Control Tower Operator 1 6 1943 mailto: wbwbw@sbcglobal.net YES 1 6 1945 YES SELF SELF SELF Original Timestamp: 7/12/2001 1:51:25 PM 23-Dec-08
429 Weber Dale W ND 159th Infantry 19 6 1942 mailto: ljweberusa@yahoo.com YES 2 10 1944 YES Weber L. John NEPHEW Dale was a member of Automatic Rifle Team 1st Platoon 3rd Squad  Co L. He was a farm boy from Rudd Iowa. Original Timestamp: 3/11/2002 10:57:16 PM 23-Dec-08
458 Weikel Charles D Chick ND mailto: colsPaul@hotmail.com NO NO Weikel Paul SON Looking for vets or others who may have more information on my father.He was killed 12/16/1958 MVA , Ohio 26-Dec-08
430 Weinberger Sylvan Lefty ND Quartermaster Detachment 17 1 1945 mailto: maw2078826@yahoo.com YES 22 10 1945 YES Weinberger Mark SON My Father's WWII U.S. Army Honorable Discharge reads "Detachment Quartermaster Section Alaskan Department", anyone knowing the parent command of my Father's QM Detachment please respond. V/R, Mark A. Weinberger.Original Timestamp: 2/29/2008 12:27:28 PM 23-Dec-08
431 Wenskovitch Robert C Bobby ND 491st Bomb Group, 852nd B S  B-24 crew R-27 14 3 1944 mailto: wtrz34@comcast.net YES 15 6 1945 NO Graham Barbie DAUGHTER Original Timestamp: 5/25/2005 12:02:46 PM 23-Dec-08
432 West Alfred OK 16 85 Engineer Combat Bat. 1 1 1943 mailto: unknown@unknown.com YES 1 2 1943 YES Sain Susan DAUGHTER 8 23 Toliver Lake Road Manchester, TN,373551-931-728-0892Original Timestamp: 7/12/2001 1:53:52 PM 23-Dec-08
433 West Fred V OK Fleet Air Wing 4 1 5 1944 mailto: wessttomm@attbi.com NO 1 11 1945 NO West Tom SON My dad would be interisted in hearing from others that were assigned to his unite at the same time.Original Timestamp: 4/6/2003 1:25:38 PM 23-Dec-08
434 West Hugh L ND Company B, 1st Battalion, 4th Infantry, US Army 1 6 1942 mailto: westgroup@comcast.net NO 31 12 1943 NO West Steve SON My Dad, Hugh West , died in 1991, but I would love to hear from any other 4th Infantry vet's.Original Timestamp: 10/17/2008 5:50:12 PM 23-Dec-08
435 Westcott William S Stoke ND Unknown 1 1 1939 mailto: pwhogan@earthlink.net NO 1 1 1949 NO Hogan Patricia Westcott DAUGHTER My dad died in June 2000, and I am trying to get complete information on his service to complete the engraving on his flag stand (I recently received the stand after the death of my twin sister, Pamela).  Any help you can give me - dog tag number, unit and branch of his time of the service - will be greatly appreciated.Most sincerely,Patricia Westcott Hogan, loving daughter of William S "Stoke" Westcott PS  He resided in St Louis Missouri for most of his adult life, if that might offer any insight into obtaining the information.Original Timestamp: 11/5/2007 5:42:31 PM 23-Dec-08
436 Whidden John E Elmo OK USS Yorktown CV5 25 11 1940 mailto: jhar921780@aol.com YES 6 6 1947 NO Hartman Sharron DAUGHTER Need copy of discharge papers for Veterens benifits.  Have many documents but not those.Please help. Thank you, S.H.Original Timestamp: 6/12/2005 10:45:04 PM 23-Dec-08
437 White Melvin E OK 3067th Ord. Service CO. 1 9 1944 mailto: mewhite5978@sbcglobal.net YES 1 4 1946 YES SELF SELF SELF Original Timestamp: 7/12/2001 6:45:00 PM 23-Dec-08
438 Wichmann Clarence E ND 20th Field Hospital 1 5 1943 mailto: graywolf@prarie.lakes.com NO 1 1 1945 NO Wichmann Bruce SON The only information I have is that Dad served on Attu with the 20th Field Hospital as a Medical Technician. Any information given would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!Original Timestamp: 7/12/2001 6:56:12 PM 23-Dec-08
439 Wilkinson Russell H ND 68th Seabees, Company "C" 1 5 1943 mailto: thewilkinsons@voyager.net NO 1 12 1944 NO Wildinson Russell SON Would like to here from anyone who served in the 68th Seabees from '43 through '44.Original Timestamp: 4/25/2005 6:22:32 PM 23-Dec-08
441 Williams Jack OK 8th Air Force 3 1 1943 mailto: dmattdailey@aol.com YES 1 2 1946 NO Dailey Linda DAUGHTER Jack Williams was a Lt. in the 8th Air Force.  He was trained as a communications officer, cryptographic officer, and photo and radar intelligence.  Because of the GI bill, he was able to graduate from Vanderbilt in 1948.Original Timestamp: 6/5/2004 1:49:54 PM 23-Dec-08
562 williams stanley f n ND Btry.G 78THCA(AA) 15 03 1943 mailto: ptwilliams1@yahoo.com DATE CERTAIN 15 03 1943 NO williams scott SON love these guys, thay knew how to get it done 29-Mar-10
440 Williams Hugh V N ND 49th FAB MD 27 3 1941 mailto: n@muscanet.com NO 20 11 1945 NO Williams Ms. DAUGHTER Hugh V. Williams, WWII, March 1941 thru Nov 1945Trained as a medic in Denver, SanLuis Obispo and Mohave desert, Oahu & MauiMajor battles:  Attu, Kwajalein, Leyte & Ryukyus Islands (Okinawa)GOD BLESS ALL VETS!!  THANK YOU GOD AND ALL AMERICAN VETS FOR MY FREEDOM!!!Original Timestamp: 11/26/2003 11:46:54 PM 23-Dec-08
569 willour william t ND mailto: DATE CERTAIN DATE CERTAIN RELATIONSHIP TO VET 10-May-10
442 Wilson Kenneth R Dougan UNK Ft. Louis, Washington 30 9 1946 mailto: kdjdfrog@earthlink.net NO 30 12 1946 NO Douglas Kathy DAUGHTER Original Timestamp: 1/5/2005 8:32:16 PM 23-Dec-08
443 Wilson Richard C Dick, Rick ND Unknown 2 7 1947 mailto: spruiz@softcom.net NO 2 8 1949 NO Ruiz Sheana DAUGHTER He died at home in 1981. I want to know more about  his militart history. ThanksOriginal Timestamp: 5/31/2004 6:19:52 PM 23-Dec-08
444 Wimpy Wilburn OK 78th CA (AA) 10 5 1943 mailto: garywimpy1@yahoo.com NO 1 1 1944 NO Wimpy Gary RELATIVE Original Timestamp: 7/12/2001 6:59:09 PM 23-Dec-08
445 Wingenter Benedict ND 150th Inf. 9 7 1943 mailto: WINGRADRT@aol.com YES 10 1 1945 YES Wingenter Diane DAUGHTER Original Timestamp: 7/12/2001 7:03:09 PM 23-Dec-08
446 Winget Arthur ND 159th Inf. Reg 10 5 1943 mailto: jerryselisabeth@hotmail.co YES 10 5 1944 NO Herrington Elisabeth DAUGHTER Daddy died in 1980. Our mother, an Army WAC, now has Alzheimer's and its hard to get information from her. Daddy didn't talk a lot about this battle except that he was there and that it was an important battle. Its so hard to find information on it. I have a set of videos on World War II and a book that I found in an antique store, "A photographic history of WWII" by Rand McNally. I have Daddy's ribbons and his bronze star. Also his Sharpshooter medal. I know that he was a Staff Sergeant, but I don't know what his rank was there. I would love to know more about this battle, and of his time there. I would love to hear from any one who might have known him. I miss him so much. I'm so proud of his service. Please contact me at my e-mail address. God bless all of you. Elizabeth. (Contributions also from Daughters Diane Tucker, Marsha Andrade, Shari Mefford, Gayle Buhrmann, and Kerry Spriggs.) 23-Dec-08
447 Winston Russell UNK Unknown 10 5 1943 mailto: WINSTONHJR@MSN.COM NO 1 1 1944 NO Winston Mr. SON Original Timestamp: 7/12/2001 7:09:53 PM 23-Dec-08
635 Wojton Edward J Ed OK 404 Bom Squadron 1 7 1945 wayton2golf@bex.net NO 1 4 1946 YES Wojton    self Edward    self SELF Would love to hear from anyone who was there at the same time.  I was a bombardier.  Crew members:  Bill Shaw, co-pilot.....Leon Orser, pilot...Dick Hallowell, navigator 26-Jan-12
448 Womack Lawrence W OK 713 Signal AW Co 19 8 1943 mailto: nwomack@neb.rr.com YES 3 11 1945 YES Womack Nelson SON Would like talk with anyone that knew my Father during this time period. He was a Supply Clerk.Original Timestamp: 10/5/2007 11:18:19 PM 23-Dec-08
552 wood harold k OK mailto: NO DATE CERTAIN RELATIONSHIP TO VET 13-Feb-10
543 woodward ralph a ND mailto: addyvdub@gmail.com NO NO GRANDSON 05-Jan-10
449 Wren Marvel O Honey ND 16th Reinforcement Depot, Army Inf. Reconaissance 2 1 1942 mailto: jpww@juno.com YES 23 11 1943 YES Wren Joseph SON I am extremely interested on any History relative to my Fathers term of service in the the Aleutian Islands.  He served there as a Reconaissance Agent (Agent 761) with the 16th Reinforcement Depot, United States Army.  Arm of service; inf.  Component; AUS 23-Dec-08
612 wright clifford KIA 1941 mailto: NO 1945 NO RELATIONSHIP TO VET 30-Mar-11
450 Yaklich Edward M Eddie OK Navy Pilot Stationed on Attu 1 4 1943 mailto: philyaklich@comcast.net NO 1 9 1946 NO Yaklich Phil SON My father was a Navy Pilot stationed in Attu.  He flew P38's.  Dad does not talk much about his experiences but if anyone remembers him he would sure love to hear from you....Dad lives summers in Colorado and Winters in La Paz Mexico.Original Timestamp: 9/27/2003 6:05:45 PM 23-Dec-08
451 York Raymond O Ray OK Apa 1 1 1945 mailto: NO 1 6 1944 NO Ramey Benny FRIEND benny ramey2190 idlewood dr tuscaloosa,alnavy buddie, benny ramey, looking forward to hearing from you.Original Timestamp: 1/30/2004 4:34:27 PM 23-Dec-08
452 Young Herbert OK 78th CA (AA) 10 5 1943 mailto: jmorley573@aol.com NO 10 5 1944 NO Morley Jim NEPHEW Herb Young is my uncle and he served in Attu and Kiska after training in California. He was a mechanic and cook. at various times. Would love to hear from anyone who knew him. He doesn't get around much anymore and has many memories of the good and bad experiences he had in the Aleutians.Original Timestamp: 7/12/2001 7:12:00 PM 23-Dec-08
453 Zietz Erwin H KIA 86 CAV RCN SQ 6 ARMD DIV 7 4 1945 mailto: paul.gulikers@planet.nl NO 7 4 1945 NO SELF SELF FRIEND Original Timestamp: 11/26/2004 8:14:03 PM 23-Dec-08