the State and its future generations may hold in honor and remembrance the men from Oklahoma

who have given their lives in answer to the high call of the United States for bravery, faith and courage in the present war. Those who have left their homes hew to enter the armed forces of our great Republic in this far-flung conflict have given Oklahoma a place in the making of World history. The compilation of data for this memorial record and its publication was authorized by the Board of Directors of the Oklahoma Historical Society, in its quarterly meeting held on July 27, 1943. The biographies of one hundred and twenty-seven men from Oklahoma who have died in the service of their country presented in this magazine, with names arranged in alphabetical order and information given in tabulated form, have been compiled from data received up to October 1, 1943. Material for the biographies of many other Oklahomans who have died in the service, beginning with the bombing of Pearl Harbor, has been placed as a part of the permanent record of the Historical Society and will be published in forthcoming issues of The Chronicles. The ceoperation and ready response received in replies to letters sent out by the Editorial and Research Department of the Historical Society have made possible the assembling of data for these biographies. Newspapers of Oklahoma-fifty-two dailies and two hundred and twenty weeklies-received and preserved in the Newspaper Files of the Historical Society have been searched for the names of men who have died in war service up to the summer of 1943, the press reports having thus greatly expedited the compilation of the first list of biographies in the comparatively short time since the work was authorized by the Board of Directors. When the name of a deceased service man is located, a personal letter is addressed to either his parents or a relative or a friend, requesting data on his life. This letter is accompanied by a regular form on a postal card to be filled in with his full name, home address, birth date, enlistment date, rank and branch of service, decorations, date and place of death, brief additional remarks and the address and relationship of the person signing the card. Upon the return of this complete record, the card is placed on file as an original document in the War Memorial collection. Much additional material is also being returned and filed as a part of the collection, including photographs, special newspaper clippings, citations from the War Department, copies of personal letters, ss well as extended life sketches in manuscript by parents and relatives.

OKLAHOMA WAR MEMORIAL-WORLD WAR 11 By Muriel H. Wright This Memorial is preented in The Chrtdcks that the people of

The gathering of information for the Oklahoma War Memorial, World War 11, is an important part of the work of all departments in the Society. A card index of the following publications and newspapers is being made for use in the Library, beginning with December, 1941, and covering all news items on men and women in the service from Oklahoma, including a special listing of the war casualties: The J o u d of the Oklahoma State Medical Association; The J w r d published by the Oklahoma Bar Association; The Daily 0klah.oman; and Muskogee Daily Phoenix. A special card index is kept daily, of all casualty reports from the armed forces, appearing in The Tulsa WorZd. Clippings of press reports from Oklahoma City's daily papers are being made and preserved, giving the activities of men and women in the service from over the state and a special file of death notices of men in the service from Oklahoma. Through the co-operation of Glenn W. Nolle, Department Service Officer, American Legion of Oklahoma, with offices in the Historical Building, the Society's Editorial Department is now being supplied with copies of the casualty lists for Oklahoma, which the War Department recently began releasing every week from the theaters of the war.
Special acknowledgment is due those who have been actively interested and have assisted in the compilation of the biographies: Rella Looney, Archivist of Indian Archives in the Historical Society, for her research in locating names of deceased service men in the state press and for typing letters of inquiry; Mabel F. Hammerly for typing letters of inquiry and copying material loaned; Annie M. Canton for clippings of death notices of enlisted men appearing in the Oklahoma City daily newspapers; C. S. Harrah, Chief Clerk of the Soldier's Relief Commission, and James W. Moffitt, Secretary of the Oklahoma Historical Society, for their suggestions in the preparation of the manuscript for publication. Attention called to any errors or omissions in the following biographies, by a letter addressed to the Editorial Department, Oklahoma Historical Society, wl be appreciated. il

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LLOYD EDGAR ACREE, Aviation Ordinanceman, Third Class, U. S. Navy. Home address: Tulsa, Tulsa County. Mrs E. A. Acree, Mother, 1148 North Main St., Tulsa 6. Born July 31, 1920. Enlisted October 16, 1940. Decoration : Navy Cross for extraordinary heroism while serving a U. $. warship. Died October 12, 1942, and buried at sea, near the Solomon Islands. JACK V. ALLEN, Technical Sergeant, U. S. Marine Air Corps. Home address : Norman, Cleveland County. Mrs. Virgie Allen, Mother, Rt. 2, Norman. Born April 20, 1918. Enlisted March, 1937. Decorations: American Defense Medal for service in Hawaii; Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal; Order of the Purple Heart. Died December 8, 1941, Wake Island. MARSHALL J. ANDERSON, First Lieutenant, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County. Mrs. Ray R. Anderson, Mother, 116 S. W. 32nd St., Oklahoma City. Born June 1, 1915. Enlisted November 14, 1939. Decorations: Distinguished Service Cross; Order of the Purple Heart. While descending by parachute from his crippled plane, he was machine gunned by the enemy. Died January 19, 1942, Philippine Islands. TREMAN BARBER, Second Lieutenant, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address: McAlester, Pittsburg County. Mrs. Beulah Barber, Mother, 307 East Seneca, McAlester. Born December 20, 1915. Enlisted August, 1940. Entered training at Spartan Field, Tulsa; received wings at Kelly Field; instructor at LeMoore Field. Died March 9, 1942, in training airplane crash, LeMoore Field, California. CHARLES THOMBS BARDON, Seaman, Second Class, U. S. Navy. Home address: Bixby, Tulsa County. Mrs. Eula Bardon, Mother, 216 North Frisco, Tulsa 6. Died December 7, 1941, in action at Pearl Harbor, Territory of Hawaii.

a. BENCH, First Lieutenant, Pilot U S. Army Ar . i Corps. Home address: Coweta, Wagoner County. Charles Bench, Father, Rt. 1, Coweta Born Bdarch 15, 1918. . Enlisted September, 1938. Captain in Oklahoma National Guard, Fort S l ;Captain il in A r Corps, November, 1940. Died June 8, 1942, when his plane i was forced down in the Sonth Pacific.
WILLIS
HERMAN BLEDSOE, Mess Attendant, Second Class, U. S. Navy. Home address: h k e b a , Caddo County. Mrs. Dora Haynes, Sister, nitd Lookeba. Born September 6, 1920. E l s e November 24, 1939. Decoration : Order of the Purple Heart, posthumously. Died December 7, 1941, Pearl Harbor, Territory of Hawaii. JACK BRENNER, First Lieutenant, Pilot, U. S. Naval Air Corps. Home address: Okmulgee, Okmulgee County. Martin Brenner, Father, 1324 East 8th, Okmulgee. Born October 21, 1917. Graduated 1939, U. S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, Maryland. Died December 27, 1942, bomber crash, Salton Sea, Imperial Valley, California. THOMAS A. BRITTON, Corporal, U. S. Marine Corps. Home r. address; Carter, Beckham County. M s A. Y. Britton, Mother, Carter. Born July 4, 1916. Enlisted November 16, 1938. Graduated Carter High School, 1934. Continued study by correspondence courses. Expert rifleman, sharpshooter and marksman. Captain's Orderly, U. S. S. Nsuada. Died December 7, 1941, Pearl Harbor, Territory of Hawaii. J. R. ("JIMMY ") BROOKS, JR., Second Lieutenant, 7th Photo Signaling, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address: Muskogee, Muskogee County. J. R. Brooks, Father, 414 North 14th St., Musbogee. Born July 29, 1915. Enlisted February 19, 1942. Died March 6, 1943, when his converted P-38 photographic plane crashed and burned, Peterson Field, Colorado Springs, Colorado. LOP RAYMOND BROOME, Signalman, Third Class, U. S. Navy. Home address: Sapulpa, Creek County. Mrs. L.M. Brown, Mother, 130 West Lincoln, Sapulpa. Born July 4, 1916. Enlisted January 7, 1938. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Enlisted when eighteen and served enlistment period in the U. S. Army; stationed a t Fort Ringgold on the Mexican Border three years, subsequently enlisting in the Navy. Died December 7, 1941, on board the U. S. S. Arkolra, Pearl Harbor, Territory of Hawaii. LEE WALTON BRYAN, Seaman, Second Class, U. S. Navy. Home address: Boswell, Choctaw County. Mrs. Bessie A. Bryaxi, Mother, Boswell. Born November 2, 1923. Enlisted May 20, 1941. Died August 24, 1942, at sea.

JOHN IJ. ("BUD") BURHUS, Captain, U. S. Army Air Corps.
Home address: Eufaula, McIntosh County. J. E. Burhus, Father,

Eufaula. Born October 7, 1911. Enlisted October, 1938. Service i 180th Infantry, Oklahoma National Guard. In charge of air n corps bases, New Caledonia. Died August 31, 1942, New Caledonia, South Pacific. CARHART JEROME ("JERRY ") CARHART, Corporal, Field Artillery, U. S. Army. Home address: T l a Tulsa County. E. us, G. Carhart, Sr., Father, 148 North Tacoma, Tulsa. Born November 2, 1916. Enlisted February 3, 1941. Graduated Tulsa Central High School. Attended Oklahoma A. 4 M. College, Stillwater. Serving in 160th Field Artillery, 45th Division. Died December 8, 1941, returning as passenger to Camp Barkeley, in automobile wreck, Hasbell, Texas. GEORGE KENNETH CARIKER, Electrician, First Class, U. S. Navy. Home address: Monroe, LePlore County. W. W. Cariker, Father, Monroe. Born February 13, 1919. Enlisted August, 1937. Died August 24, 1942, Solomon Islands. DUANE CLAPHAM, JR., First Lieutenant, U. S. Army Air Corps, Home address: Norman, Cleveland County. Mrs. J. C. Clapham, Mother, 490 Elm Ave., Norman. Born January 23, 1916. Enlisted August 12, 1939. Decoration: Meritorious Medal of the Army, Navy and Air forces, First Grade, A Class, received posthumously from Generalissimo Chiang Kai-Shek of China for distinguished service. Graduated 1938, University of Oklahoma ; Second Lieutenant in Reserve Officers Training Corps. Active duty at Fort Sill ; entered U. S. Army Air Corps, and received wings at Kelly Field, May, 1940; selected in January, 1941, to attend high stratospheric flying school, Dayton, Ohio, and w s one of five best in this school; a sent to England for observation work in April, 1942; returned to the United States and continued to serve the U. S. Air Corps until December, 1941; released by the Army to work for an aviation company as test pilot; sent to India to supervise the assembling of planes, to test and deliver them to the Chinese government. Died April 17, 1942, in airplane crash landing Karachi India.
CLAUDE ALBERT CLEMENS, Seaman, First Class, U. S. Navy. Home address: Talala, Rogers County. M s Ella Hendricks, Rt. r. 2, Nowata. Born February 15, 1919. Enlisted April 12, 1940. Served in 7th Division aboard the U. S. S. Arizom. Died December 7, 1941, Pearl Harbor, Territory of Hawaii.

RAYMON D. CLEMENT, Second Lieutenant, Transport Pilot, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address : Muskogee, Mmkogee Connty. lKrs. Joe McMullen, Mother, 2121 East Okmulgee, Muskogee. Born December 15, 1913. Enlisted October 15, 1940. Graduated University of Oklahoma School of Law, 1938. Trained as aviation cadet, Ohsted Field, Middletown, Pennsylvania. Died March 5, 1942, Army Transport airplane crash, Stuart, Florida

WALTER OVERTON COBURN, Seaman, First Clsss, U. S. Navy. Home address: Tnlsa, T l a County. Mrs. Frances Moor, Mother, us nitd Rt. 8, Box 192, Tulsa. Born September 16, 1920. E l s e April 12, 1940. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart posthumously. Died December 7, 1941, Pearl Harbor, Territory of Hawaii. AULTON A. COLLINS, Staff Sergeant, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address : Muldrow, Sequoyah County. Ben H. Collins, Father, Muldrow. Born May 2, 1919. Enlisted January 20, 1941. Died June 8, 1943, flying as Chief Engineer in a training flight, bomber crash, ten miles east of March Field, Riverside County, California. STEPHEN WARREN CONGER, Corporal, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address : Ada, Pontotoc County. Mrs Ada W. Conger, Mother, 119 North Mississippi, Ada. Born February 14, 1911. Enlisted December 1, 1941. Radioman in B-17. Died November 29, 1942, on search mission out of Hawaii, plane crashed into mountainside; buried at Post Cemetery, Scofield Barracks, Territory of Hawaii. ARTHUR LEE COULTER, Seaman, First Class, U. S. Navy. Home address: Jefferson, Grant County. Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Leon Coulter, Parents, Jefferson. Born October 29, 1916. Enlisted November 8, 1940. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart, posthumously. Died December 7, 1941, aboard U. S. S. Arizona, Pearl Harbor, Territory of Hawaii. JOHN E. ("JACK") CRUTHIRDS, Private, First Class, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address: Heavener, Le Flore County. Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Cruthirds, Parents, Heavener. Born April 6, 1921. Enlisted October 4, 1939. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart, posthumously. Graduated Heavener High School, 1939. Gunner and bombardier. Died December 7, 1941, Hickam Field, Territory of Hawaii. VERON R. DARBE, Private, U. S. Marine Air Corps. Home address : Waynoka, Woods County. M s Irene Darbe, Mother, r. Avard. Born April 28, 1920. Enlisted January 24, 1942. Second Marine Air Group, 21. Died July 18, 1942, in action, Waipahu, Oahu, Territory of Hawaii. HAMILTON DARNEAL. Private, Field Artillery, U. S. Army, Home address: Spiro, Le Flore County. Mrs. Sophia Stewart, Mother, Rt. 2, Mecurtain. Born April 26,1918. Enlisted August 31, 1938. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Died April 23, 1942, in action Philippine Islands.

BILLY REX DAVIS, Fireman, Second Class, U. S. Navy. Home address: Elk City, Beckham County. Walter R. Davis, Father, E k City. Born November 3, 1922. Enlieted November 10, 1940. l Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Graduated E k City High l

School, 1940. Member of Methodist Church. 1941, Pearl Harbor, Territory of Hawaii.

Died December 7,

JAMES B. DAVIS, JK, Aviation Radioman, Second Class, U. S. Navy. Home address: Allen, Pontotoc and Hughes counties. M s r. James B. Davis, Sr., Mother, Rt. 2, Allen. Born February 1, 1921. Enlisted August 12, 1939. Died March 8, 1942, on duty Navy patrol, airplane crash, Tongue Point, Oregon. CHARLES W. DAVISON, Private, First Class, U. S. Marine Corps. Home address: Poteau, Le Flore County. C. H. Davison, Father, Poteau. Born September 15, 1923. Enlisted May 31, 1941. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Died November 22, 1942. in action, Guadalcanal, Southwest Pacific. WOODROW L. DICK, Second Lieutenant, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address: Claremore, Rogers County. W. E. Dick, Father, Claremore. Born January 27, 1919. Enlisted April 26, 1941. Served with 53rd Pursuit Group, Panama Canal Zone, spring of 1942. Died December 5, 1942, in airplane crash, flying as an instructor in combat tactics with 305th Fighter Group, Woodville, Florida. BILL LESTER DRIVER, Radioman, Third Class, U. S. Navy. Home address : Sentinel, Washita County. Edgar E. Driver, Father, Sentinel. Born July 2, 1917. Enlisted January 14, 1939. Graduated Sentinel High School, 1938. Died December 7, 1941, Pearl Harbor, Territory of Hawaii. BILLIE JOE DUKES, Seaman, First Class, U. S. Navy. Home address: Marietta, Love County. Mrs. James C. Hayes, Mother, 1511 McCormick, Denton, Texas. Born October 16, 1921. Enlisted June 1, 1939. Died December 7, 1941, U. S. S. Califombia, Pearl Harbor; buried on Red Top Hill overlooking Honolulu, Territory of Hawaii. KENNETH LEROY DUNAWAY, Electrician's Mate, Third Class, U. S. Navy. Home address: Blackwell, Kay County. John Wesley Dunaway, Father, Blackwell. Born August 26, 1926. Enlisted October 11, 1940. Died December 7, 1941, on duty aboard the U. S. S. Arizona, Pearl Harbor, Territory of Hawaii. PAUL H. DUNCAN, Sergeant, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address: Ardmore, Carter County. M s Lue Ola Duncan, Mother, r. 437 N. W. 26th St., Oklahoma City. Born June 14, 1922. Enlisted September 21, 1940. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Sailed November 1, 1941 on the President Coolage and arrived at Manila November 21, 1941. Died January 23, 1942, in acton, Philippine Islands. ROBERT P. EDWARDS, Sergeant, U. S. Marine Air Corps. Home address: Tulsa, Tulsa County. Mrs. Pearle Austin, 2151 Elmwood, Tulsa. Born February 12, 1918. Enlisted 1936, U. S. A m y ; 1939,

joined the U. S. B!farine Air Corps, learned airplane mechanics; sent to Hawaii where he became co-pilot and gunner on dive bomber. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart, posthumonsly; two citations from U. S. Navy. Died December 8, 1941, manning machine guns in airplane before the take off, Wake bland. JOHN CHARLES ENGLAND, Ensign, U. S. Navy. Home address: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. M s H. B. England, Mother, 1708 r. 1 South 4th St., Alhambra, California. Born December 1 , 1920. Enlisted spring, 1940. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart, posthumously. U. S. S. Englad, a Destroyer Escort vessel, named in his honor, posthumously, and launched a t San Francisco, California, September 26, 1943. Attended Taft Junior High School, Oklahoma City; graduated as President of Senior Class Alhambra High School, California, 1938; leader in dramatics, Junior College, Pasadena, graduating in 1940. Naval officers' training course on board U. S. S. New York, with cruises in Carribean and Cuban waters, and on board U. S. S. Prairie #fate, graduating as Ensign in June, 1941. Special training for communications officer, Communication School, Noroton Heights, Connecticut, completing the course September 7, 1941. Assigned to U. S. S. Oklahoma, sailing for Hawaii, October 3, 1941. Died December 7, 1941, on board the U. S. S. Oklahoma, Pearl Harbor, Territory of Hawaii. EDGAR ARTHUR FANSLER, Seaman, First Class, U. S. Navy. r. Home address: Welch, Craig County. M s Mary E. Fansler, Mother, Welch. Born April 5, 1920. Enlisted December 26, 1939. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart, posthumously. Served in First Division. Memorial services held for .him in Welch Baptist Church February 1, 1942, first service-man deceased to hold this honor in Craig County. Died December 7, 1941, on board the U. S. S. As.&zonu,Pearl Harbor, Territory of Hawaii. WESLEY RUDOLPH FEWELL, Aviation Machinist Mate, Third Class, U. S. Navy. Home address: Ringling, Jefferson County. Mrs. a. L. Fewell, Mother, Ringling. Born July 23, 1923. Enlisted May 26, 1941. Graduated Zaneis High School, 1941. Assigned to U. S. S. 8aratoga Died August 24, 1942, on special duty aboard U. S. S. Enterprise, Battle of E s Solomon Islands. at ROBERT CLAY FLORENCE, Seaman, First Class, U. S. Navy. Home address : Paoli, Garvin County. Zack Florence, Father, Paoli. Born January 1, 1917. Enlisted January 3, 1940. Died February 4, 1942, on board U. S. S. Howton, Battle of Java, the Netherland Indies. ERNEST M. FLOWERS, Private, U. S. Army. Home address: Meeker, Lincoln County. S. M. Flowers, Father, Meeker. Born November 18, 1918. Enlisted March 17, 1941. Served in 753rd Tank Battalion. Died August 14, 1942, automobile accident, Camp Bowie, Texas.

HOWARD PAUL FONVILLE, Private, U. S. Army Air Corpa Home address: Ardmore, Carter County. Mrs. Howard Fondle, Mother, 203 A North West, Ardmore. Born July 14, 1915. Enlisted July 1, 1942. Photographer on B-25, 309 Bombardment Group, 376 Bombardment Squadron. Died November 24, 1942, milit r airplane crash, Columbia, South Carolina ay ODIE B. FOX, JR.,Second Lieutenant, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address. Purcell, McClain County. M s 0.B. Fox, Sr., r. Mother, 1701 East Maine St., Enid. Born October 1 , 1916. 1 E l s e January 1, 1941. Graduated, B. S. E. E. degree, Oklanitd homa A. & M. College, Stillwater, 1939. Flight instructor a t Randolph Field until transferred to Enid as tactical officer and flight instructor. Died May 12, 1942, airplane crash, near Breckinridge, 0klahoma. ROBERT S. FULTON, Sergeant, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address. Hugo, Choctaw County. Robert J. Fulton, Father, Hugo. Born September 14, 1922. Enlisted January 21, 1942. Decoration : Citation of Honor, U. S. Army Air Forces. Had previously enlisted in Company F, 180th Infantry, U. S. Army, September 19, 1940; honorable discharge September 21, 1941. Died June 12, 1942, airplane crash, Sarasota, Florida.
WILEY COY GOFF, Seaman, Second Class, U. S. Navy. Home address: Lamont, Grant County. William Finest Goff, Father, Lamont. Born March 27, 1917. Enlisted March 22, 1941. Died December 7, 1941, Pearl Harbor, Territory of Hawaii. ROBERT E. L. GREEN,Private, First Class, U. S. Army. Home r. address: Poteau, Le Flore County. M s Ellen Gentry, Mother, Rt, 1, Poteau. Born February 7, 1922. Enlisted January 9, 1941. Served in Battery C, 693rd Field Artillery Battalion. Died May 3, 1943, Cantonment Hospital, E't Sl, Oklahoma. il EARL H. GRIMES, First Lieutenant, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address: Norman, Cleveland County. Mrs. Earl H. Grimes, Wife, 325 South Crawford, Norman. Born May 1 , 1896. Enlisted 1 June 10, 1942. Veteran World War I, Sergeant, 352 Ambulance Company, U. S. Army. Died November 15, 1942, Fort Benjamin Harrison, Indiana. LOUIS ERLE GRIMM, Ensign, U. S. Naval Air Corps. Home address: Muskogee, Muskogee County. M s L S. Grimm, Mother, r. . 1214 West Okmulgee, Muskogee. Born July 26, 1919. Enlisted December 5, 1941. Naval Aviation Instructor. Died March 25, 1943, in line of duty at Livermore Flying Field, Livermore, Calif ornia. TED W. HBMPTON, JR., Seaman First Class, U. S. Navy. Home address: Okemah, O k f d e e County. T. W. Hampton, Sr., Father, 2490 Chestnut Ave., Long Beach, California. Born April 27, 1922.

Enlisted July, 1939. Died December 7, 1941, on board U. S. S. Arizona, Pearl Harbor, Territory of Hawaii. STERLING W. HANCOCK, First Lieutenant, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address: Ardrnore, Carter County. Dr. B. W. Hancock, Father, 127% Ws Main, Ardmore. Born May 16, 1921. et Inducted January 5, 1942; commissioned a t Brooks Field, San Antonio, September 6, 1942; received notice of promotion to first lieutenant just before his death. Student electrical engineering three years, Oklahoma A. & M. College, Stillwater. Died December 1 , 1942, accident in a routne flight, Key Field, Eferidian, M s i 1 iss sippi. RAYMOND D. HARMON, Private, U S. Army Coast Guard. Home . address: Coweta, Wagoner County. Mrs. Mary J. Harmon, Mother, Coweta. Born April 15, 1919. Enlisted February 12, 1941. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Died January 6, 1942, on guard duty Corregidor Island, Manila Bay, Philippine Islands.
ALVIN HARTLEY, Gunner's Mate, Third Class, U. S. Navy. Home address : Woodville, Marshall County. Mrs. Evy Hartley, Mother, Kingston. Born May 10, 1922. Enlisted April 15, 1939. Died December 7, 1941, on board the U. S. S. Arizona, Pearl Harbor, Territory of Hawaii. PAUL F. HAWKINS, Second Lieutenant, Pilot, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address: Ponca City,' Kay County. Mrs. F. 0. Hawkins, Mother, 440 South Elm, Ponca City. Born June 2, 1918. Enlisted September, 1940. Received his wings at Barksdale Field, Louisiana, April, 1941. Pilot 38th Bomber Group, 70th Squadron. Died March 20, 1942, airplane crash, near Greenfield, Indiana. GROVER A. HELTZEL, Private, U. S. Marine Corps. Home r. address: Vinita, Craig County. M s Beulah Heltzel, Mother, Rt. 4, Vinita. Born February 1 , 1922. Enlisted October 10, 1941. 1 Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Died August 7, 1942, South Pacific. LLOYD A. HEWETT, Sergeant, U. S. Marine Air Corps. Home address : Maysville, Gamin County. Mrs. Eunice Hewitt, Mother, Maysville. Born November 17, 1917. Enlisted December 4, 1939. Graduated Maysville High School; attended East Central State College, Ada, 1937-38; graduated U. S. Marine radio operator's school, San Diego. Expert with pistol. Died April 23, 1942, airplane crash, Miami, Florida. CLIFFORD DALE HILL,Seaman, Second Class,U. S. Navy. Home address: Hennessey, Kingfisher County. M s Mary Hill, Mother, r. Hennessey. Born November 15, 1922. Enlisted January 20, 1940. Diploma in radio. Died December 7, 1941, Pearl Harbor, Territory of Hawaii.

DENNIS HISKETT. Fireman, First Class, U 8 Navy. Home . . address Pocaawt, Grady County. Mr. and Mrs. James L Eisgett, . Parents, Nebraska City, NebrssBa. Born August 17, 1921. Enlisted March 22, 1940. Died December 7, 1941, on duty aboard the U S. . S. O k W ~ m a Pearl Harbor, Territory of Hawaii. , FRED HOLASEK, Sergeant, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home r. address : Prague, Lincoln County. M s Frances Holasek, Mother, Prague. Born September 15, 1917. Enlisted January 12, 1942. Died October 7, 1942, bomber crash, Nashville, Tennetme.
EUGENE P. HOLSEY, Private, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. J. H. Holsey, Father, Rt. 1, Yuba City, California. Born January 1, 1920. Enlisted December 1, 1941. Attended Oklahoma City schools. Trained for air corps, Chanute Field, Illinois. Died July 7, 1942, bomber crash, Wendover Field, Utah.

RALPH R. HUGHES, First Lieutenant Training Division Battalion 701, U. S. Army. Home address: Norman, Cleveland County. Roland Hughes, Father, 502 Alameda St., Norman. Born May
4, 1913. Commissioned from University of Oklahoma, Second Lieutenant, Reserve Officers Training Corps, 1938. Called Auguat 16, 1940. Graduated University of Oklahoma As a Cadet Major in senior year, won a saber for having best trained battalion in Reserve Officers Training Corps at the University, Died January 8, 1942, Fort Knox, Kentucky. JOHN F. HUNT, JR., Captain, Field Artillery, U. S. Army. Home address: Seminole, Seminole County. Mrs Olene C. Hunt Wife, 723 North 17th, Lawton. Born December 13, 1913. Called to active duty 1938. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Graduated Business Administration, University of Oklahoma, 1936. Died January 15, 1942, in action with General Douglsrs MacArthur's forces, Bataan, Philippine Islands. JAMES MONROE JOHNSTON,JR., Seaman, First Class U. S. Navy. Home address: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County. M s J. r. M. Johnston, Sr., Mother, 2834 N. W. 41st St., Oklahoma City. Born February 20, 1923. Enlisted November 26, 1940. Died October 1 , 1 1942, Battle of Cape Esperance, Guadalcanal. DAVID E. JONES, Private, 60th C. A. Bat. L.,U. S. Army. Home address : Tishomingo, Johnston County. Mrs. Winifred Pace, Mother, 705 West Kiowa, Marlow. Born July 26, 1921. Enlisted February 10, 1941. Died Januaw 2, 1942, Fort Mi&, Comgidor Island, Philippine Idand& ALFRED PAUL KELEHER, Ensign, U. S. Navy. Home addrw : Sterling, Comanche County. M. P. Keleher, Father, S e l n . trig Born December 31, 1918. E l s e February, 1941. Wu on the nitd

return journey from a very important and highly successful mission in the service. Died August 2 , 1942, Panama Canal, Panama. 0 JAMES DENNIS KELLEY, Ship Fitter, Second Class, U. S. Navy. Home address: Seminole, Seminole County. James F. Kelley, Father, Seminole. Born April 7, 1921. Enlisted August 9, 1939. Graduated Bowlegs High School; lettered in football and a member on the staff of school paper. Died December 7, 1941, on board the U. S. S. Arbnay Pearl Harbor, Territory of Hawaii. BERLYN MARCONI KIMBREL, Torpedoman, First Class, U. S. Navy. Home address: Red Rock, Noble County. Mr. and M s r. Robert Lee Kimbrel, Parents, Red Rock. Born July 22, 1914. Enlisted February 12, 1935. Decoration: Silver Star Medal December 16, 1942. Completed high school and two years of college at Northern Oklahoma Junior College, Tonkawa, Oklahoma. Member of Tonkawa Chapter of De Molay. Attended U. S. training schools at Coronado Island, California, and Newport, Rhode Island. Member of the crew U. S. S. Roper on first mid-winter cruise of the U. S. Navy to Alaska, 1936, a monument now standing on the shore of Resurrection Bay to commemorate this cruise. Member of the crew of U. S. S. Hammann, (1) on round-trip cruise Brooklyn, N. Y., to north coast of South America: (2) escort convoy duty to Newfoundland, Greenland and Iceland, 1941; (3) escort and active combat duty in the Pacific, taking part in the first battle of the Coral Sea, May 8, 1942, the Hammann crew being specially mentioned in a radiogram for bravery in helping to rescue the crew of the sinking, burning Aircraft Carrier, U. S. S. Lexington; (4) while doing rescue work and giving medical aid to the crew of the fatally crippled Aircraft Carrier, U. S. S. Porktown, in the Battle of Midway Island, June 6, 1942, the Destroyer Hamntann was struck by a torpedo from an enemy raider and sunk. Died June 6, 1942, on board the U. S. S. Harnrnann, Battle of Midway Island. D. T. KYSER, Seaman, Second, Class, U. S. Navy. Home address: Muskogee, Muskogee County. Mrs. Hailey Kyser, Mother, 335 Fredonia, Muskogee. Born September 28, 1923. Enlisted July 7, 1941. Died December 7, 1941, on duty, Pearl Harbor, Territory of Hawaii. ROBERT W. LAMON, Staff Sergeant, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address: Shawnee, Pottawatomie County. Mrs. R. W. Lamon, Mother, 615 North Dorothy, Shawnee. Born August 22, 1918. Enlisted July 1, 1940. Died August 15, 1942, airplane crash, Pittsf ield, Massachusetts. ROY E. LEE, JR., Private, U. S. Marine Corps. Home address: Calumet, Canadian County. Roy E. Lee, Sr., Father, Calumet. Born May 19, 1921. Enlisted September 10, 1940. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart, posthumously. Six months after the war will be awarded posthumously, the American Defense Service

3fedal for service on board the U. S. S. CalifomM, and the AsiaticPacific Campaign Medal. Died December 7, 1941, Pearl Harbor,
Territory of Hawaii. JAMES LETELLIER,Chief Petty Officer, U. S Naval Air Corps. . Home address: Perry, Noble County. P. E. Letellier, Father, 431 Birch St., Perry. Born March 27, 1908. Enlisted 1926. Member Christian Church. Served with 5th Division as Pilot, Naval Air Station, Anacostia, D. C. Principal duties ferrying airplanes from coast to coast. Died January 16, 1942, airplane crash caused by ice when landing (as instructed) on Phantom Lake, near Abilene, Texas. PAUL LETELLIER, Corporal, Field Artillery, U. S. Army. Home address: Perry, Noble County. P. E. Letellier, Father, 431 Birch St., Perry. Born May, 1916. Enlisted 1933. Served in Oklahoma National Guard. Stationed at Camp Barkeley, Texas. Died January 16, 1942, airplane crash, Phantom Lake, near Abilene, Texas, with his brother, James Letellier, both returning to their respective duties from the burial of their brother. JAMES EDGAR LIVENGOOD, Private, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address: Weatherford, Custer County. Mrs. J. E. Livengood, Mother, Weatherford. Born January 31, 1916. Enlisted June 1, 1942. Stationed at Chanute Field, Illinois, serving as a squadron mechanic. Died September 11, 1942, in automobile accident, near McPherson, Kansas. CHESTER HAYES LOCKE, Aviation Machinist's Mate, First
Class, U. S. Navy. Home address: Panama, Le Flore County.

Mrs.

Gert,rude Locke, Wife, Panama. Born August 3, 1906. Enlisted June 22, 1926. Awarded Good Conduct Medal and Pin November 24, 1936, and Oct,ober 1, 1940. Had first enlisted June 2, 1925, in U. S. Naval Reserves. Died March 9, 1942, Darrell Island, Bermuda.

B. D. LOWERY, Seaman, First Class, U. S. Navy. Home address : Muskogee, Muskogee County. Mrs. Elsie L. Bunch, Mother, Rt. 5, Muskogee. Born July 23, 1916. Enlisted December 23, 1941.
Died August 24, 1942, in attack by enemy aircraft, somewhere on the Pacific.

JAMES EDWARD LTJNA, Seaman, Second Class, U. S. Navy. Home address : Seminole, Seminole County. Joe W. Luna, Father, 132 South 8th St., Seminole. Born January 7, 1922. Enlisted October 5, 1940. Died December 7, 1941, Pearl Harbor, Territory of Hawaii.
FRANK LYON, JR., Fireman, Third Class, U. S. Naval Reserves. Home address : Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County. Frank Lyon, Father, Norman. Born September 28, 1919. Enlisted December 27, 1941. Participated in six day battle of the Coral Sea. Fatally injured June 6, 1942, at the finish of the four day campaign of

Midway I l n Died June 7, (or 8 , 1942, and buried at sea besad ) tween Midway Island and Hawaii.

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ROBERT HAROLD MARKLEY, Second Lieutenant, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home addresa: Nardin, Kay County. Arthur H. Markley, Father, 4425 Iowa St, San Diego California. Born July 23, 1920. Enlisted January 1, 1941. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart, Graduated Spartan Field, T l a received wings Kelly us; Field; sailed for Hawaii September, 1941. Died December 7, 1941, Pearl Harbor, Territory of Hawaii. GORDON L. MARSHALL, Private, First Class, U. S. Marine Corps. Home address: Skiatook, Tulsa and Osage Counties. M s r.
Silas Marshall, Mother, Portland, Colorado. Born September 8, 1920. Enlisted June 26, 1940. Decorations: Posthumously awarded the President's citation of "the Wake Island detachment of the 1 t s Defense Battalion, U. S. Marine Corps under command of Major James P. S. Devereaux, U. S. Marines," January 5, 1942;, the Expeditionary Medal and Wake Island Clasp, August 7, 1942; Order of the Purple Heart, August 7, 1943. Member First Presbyterian Church, Skiatook. Graduated Skiatook High School. Promoted January, 1941, to Private, First Class, First Defense Battalion under command of Major James P. S. Devereaux, U. S. Marines. Sailed February 15, 1941, from San Diego for Pearl Harbor on U. S. S. Errterprke. Served on Johnston, Palmyra and other outlying islands constituting America 's first defense line. Arrived Wake Island in August, 1941. Died December 23, 1941, Wake Island. TOMMY HENRY MATLOCK, Aviation Mechanic's Mate, Third Class, U. S. Naval Reserves. Home address: Sulphur, Murray County. N. J. Matlock, Father, Sulphur. Born October 5, 1921. Enlisted August, 1941. Died October 26, 1942, on board U. S. S. Hornet, in the Pacific.

HARREL K. MATTOX, Private, First Class, U. S. Army Air r. Corps. Home address : Shawnee, Pottawatomie County. M s Willie

B. Mattox, Mother, 716 North Kickapoo, Shawnee. Born September 24, 1921. Enlisted September 1, 1939. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Served in a reconnaissance squadron. Died December 7, 1941, Hickman Field, Territory of Hawaii. JACK C. MAXEY, Private, First Clsss, U. S. Army Air Corps. r. Home address: Ada, Pontotoc County. M s Mattie Maxey, Mother, 726 East 17th St., Ada. Born May 14, 1920. Enlisted November, 1940. Attended Oklahoma Military Academy, Claremore, 1937-38; graduated Ada High School, 1939. Bombardier, 79th Bombardment Squadron, Manchester, New Hampshire. Died March 5, 1942, airplane crash, off Barnegat Light, New Jersey Coast.

GARRETT H. EicCAhLISTER, Second Lieutenant, U. 8 Army . Air Corps, Home address : Shawnee, Pottawatomie County. Mrs. M. E. McCaliister, Mother, 1012 Jefferson Place, Shawnee. Born October 24, 1918. Enlisted November, 1940. Decoration : Distinguished Service Cross. Co-pilot in Battle of Midway Island. Memorial Plaque, Resthaven Cemetery, Shawnee. Died June 4, 1942, Battle of Midway Island. ERNEST OLIVER McGEHEE, First Lieutenant, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address: Enid, Garfield County. W. E. McGehee, at Father, 831 E s Pine, Enid. Born September 16, 1919. Transferred from the British service to the U. S. Army Air Corps as First Lieutenant September, 1942. Member First Methodist Church, Enid; graduated Enid High School, 1937. Joined office staff of Vacin Flying School, Woodring Field, Enid, serving as office manager to May 18, 1941, when he resigned to enlist under the British Government as a ferry pilot with the Royal Air Force; commissioned as Second Officer and promoted a short time later to First Officer. In October, 1942, w s in charge of operations on a a flying mission, with the Eighth Air Force. Died October 19, 1942, airplane crash, British Isles. NICHAEL MARTIN McKOSKY, Seaman, First Class, U. S. Navy. Home address: Talihina, Le Flore County. Mrs. Ethel McKosky, Mother, Talihina. Born June 12, 1922. Enlisted November 18, 1940. Died December 7, 1941, on board U. S. S. Arizona, Pearl Harbor, Territory of Hawaii. AARON LLOYD McMURTREY, Seaman, First Class, U. S. Navy. Home address: Durant, Bryan County. Mr. and M s Ernest r. McMurtrey, Parents, 1310 West Cedar St., Durant. Born February 14, 1914. Enlisted October 4, 1940. Died December 7, 1941, Pearl Harbor, Territory of Hawaii. JESSE B. MITCHELL, Private, First Class, U. S. Marine Air Corps, Home address: Shidler, Osage County. M s Katherine r. E. Mitchell, Mother, Shidler. Born July 20, 1922. Enlisted April 20, 1942. Pre-law student at University of Oklahoma. Radio gunner on dive bomber. Died December 20, 1942, in accident, San Diego, California. GEORGE S. MOORE, JR., Private, First Class, U. S. Marine Corps. Home address : Tishomingo, Johmton County. Mrs. George S. Moore, Mother, 2288 Cornstock St., "Linda Vbta," San Diego, California. Born September 17, 1919. Enlisted August 2, 1940. Decorations (posthumously) : Order of the Purple Heart ; American Defense Medal; Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal. Served as clerk, Headquarters Company, 4th Marine Corps, Shanghai, China. Arrived Philippinea a few days before the bombing of Pearl Harbor. Died December 24, 1941, from wounds received in action, Marvilles, Bataan, Philippine Islands.

ALLEN NEWTON, Private, U. S. Marine Corps Reserves. Home address: Welling, Cherokee CounQ. J. .A. Newton, Father, Rt. 4, Stillwell. Born February 23, 1921. Enlisted May 28, 1942. Great-grandson of the late Judge Riley Keys, signer of the constitution of the Cherokee Nation, 1839, and a judge of the courts (Tahlequah District, Circuit and Supreme) of the Cherokee Nation for many years. Transferred from San Diego, California, to an island in the South Pacific. Died January 31, 1943, in the South Pacific.

RALPH R. NORED, Second Lieutenant, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address: Poteau, Le Flore County.. M s Q. C. Nored, Mother, r. Poteau. Born July 27, 1920. Enlisted November 7, 1939. Served in Field Artillery from November 7, 1939, to January 1, 1942. Graduated as flight officer from Ellington Field, Texas, November 10,1942. Died January 6,1943, airplane crash, near Tallahassee, Florida.
ERNEST "ICK" NORMAN, Private, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address: Eldorado, Jackson County. Mrs. W. P. Brewer, Sister, Eldorado. Born May 31, 1919. Enlisted June 10, 1941. Reported missing on May 7, 1942. Reported as Japanese prisoner January 30, 1943, in the Philippines. Died June 1 , 1943, in Japanese prison 1 camp, Philippine Islands. VICTOR WILLARD OGLE, Seaman, Second Class, U. S. Navy. Home address : Clinton, Custer County. Mrs. India Ogle, Mother, Rt. 3, Clinton. Born August 15, 1917. Enlisted October 22, 1940. Died December 7, 1941, on board U. S. S. Arizona, Pearl Harbor, Territory of Hawaii.

ROBERT H. PEAK, Private, U. S. Marine Corps. Home address: Okmulgee, Okmulgee County. Rev. Mr. and Mrs. Norman T. Peak. Parents, 310 North -Central St., Okmulgee. Born February 17, 1924. Enlisted July 15, 1941. Decorations (posthumously) : Order of the Purple Heart; American Defense Medal with Fleet clasp for service aboard the U. S. S. Oklahoma; Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal for service in the Asiatic-Pacific Area. Graduated Okmulgee High School, 1941. Died December 7, 1941, Pearl Harbor, Territory of Hawaii.
ALONZO PEARCE, JR., Seaman First Class, U. S. Navy. Home address: Muskogee, Muskogee County. Alonzo Pearce, Sr., Father. 315 West Henrietta St., Kingsville, Texas. Born November 5, 1920. Enlisted August 1, 1940. Attended Muskogee High School and Oklahoma A. & M. College, Stillwater. Member of high school and college bands. Served on U. S. S. Arizona. Died December 7 1941, Pearl Harbor, Territory of Hawaii. , PETER WAYNE PERRIER, Second Lieutenant, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address: Disney, Mayes County. P. N. Perrier,

Father, Disney. Born September 28, 1920. Enlisted January 16, 1942. Died August 20, 1943, airplane crash, Ellington Field, Texas LEWIS WILLIAM PITTS, JR., Seaman, Second Class, U. S. Navy. Home address: Muskogee, Muskogee County. Lewis W. Pitts, SF., Father, 320 South 15th St., Muskogee Born February 25, 1913. Enlisted January 7, 1941. Graduated Central High School, Muskogee, 1932. Radio operator U. S, S. California. Died December 7, 1941, Pearl Harbor, Territory of Hawaii.

PAUL PITTS, Second Lieutenant, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address: Poteau, Le Flore Countv. L. D. Pitts, Sr., Father, Poteau. Born November 6, 1920. Enlisted February 12, 1942. Cadet in Air Corps. Died February 2, 1943, airplane crash on night flight, Bedf ord, Virginia.
T. C. REYNOLDS, JR., Ensign, U. S. Naval Air Corps. Home address: Valliant, McCurtain County. Mr. and Mrs. T. C. Reynolds, Parents, Valliant. Born February 24, 1914. Enlisted October 24, 1937. Graduated Valliant High School, 1931. Attended University of Oklahoma; Second Lieutenant, Reserve Officers Training Corps. Had made rank of Lieutenant, Junior Grade, but to outbreak of War had not received commission. Died December 16, 1941, airplane crash, near Pearl Harbor, Territory of Hawaii. LOUIS RIDER, Private, U. S. Army. Home address: Muskogee, Muskogee County. Frank Rider, Brother, 1803 Augusta, Muskogee. Born January 29, 1907. Enlisted March, 1940. Had served as Sergeant, Motorcycle Company, 180th Infantry, 1925-31; Sergeant, Battery D. 189th Field Artillery, 45th Division, 1931-34; and was serving in Headquarters Company, Fort Dix, New Jersey. Died December 9, 1942, Delaware Hospital, Wilmington, Delaware. CLEO ROGERS, Sergeant, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address: Boynton, Muskogee County. Mrs Della Leist, Mother, Boynton. Born October 23, 1922. Enlisted August 4, 1941. Graduated Wainwright High School, Muskogee County, 1941. Died March 20, 1942, in automobile accident, Luke Field, near Glendale, Arizona. JOHN RICHARD ROGERS, Carpenter's Mate, Second Class, U. S. Naval Reserve. Home address: Gracemont, Caddo County. Mrs. John Rogers, Mother, Gracemont. Born May 3, 1912. Enlisted June 16, 1941. Died January 8, 1942, Pearl Harbor, Territory of Hawaii. STANLEY IRVIN ROOICER, Fireman, Third Class, U. S. Navy. Home address: Tuttle, Grady County. C. V. Rooker, Father, Tuttle. Born April 19, 1923. Enlisted December 27, 1940. Died February 18, 1942, St. John's, Newfoundland. JOHN A. RUSSELL, Corporal, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address: Shidler, Osage County. Arlie J. Russell, Father, Shidler.

Born Odober 8, 1920. Enlisted Jwie 27, 1940. In training at

W n e r Flying Ekhool, Okmulgee, Oklahoma. Received wings post+ h m o d y . Fatally injured in training airplane crash near Okemah. Died July 27, 1942, Okemah Hospital, Okemah, Oklahoma.

ROBERT B. SANDLIN, Staff Sergeant, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address: Wagoner, Wagoner County. Mrs. Henry Srrndlin, Mother, Wagoner. Born February 19, 1916. Enlisted October 15, 1942. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart, Posthumously. Had entered the U. S. Army, September 15, 1940, with mobilization of the National Guard. Transferred to Air Corps October 15, 1942. Radio operator on bomber. Died December 20, 1942, on bombing raid of Ruhr Valley, Western Europe. RICHART) CALVIN SCHINDLER, Apprentice Seaman, U. S. Navy. us Home address: Dawson, T l a County. E. C. Schindler, Father, 205 South Booth St., Dawson. Born July 26, 1924. Enlisted December 8, 1941. Died January 23, 1942, in the Pacific. FERLIN FONZO SHIPMAN, Seaman, First Class, U. S. Navy.
Home address : Guthrie, Logan County. Mrs. Olive Fisher, Mother, 315 South 16th St., Guthrie. Born May 12, 1917. Enlisted January 3, 1940. Turret gun trainer. Serving on board U. S. S. Houston. Died February 4, 1942, in action, Java Straits.

WILLIAM A. SIMS, Second Lieutenant, U. S. Army Air Corps. r. Home address: Cement, Caddo County. M s T. M. Sirns, Mother,
Evergreen, Alabama. Born April 27, 1918. Enlisted May 1, 1941. Junior a t University of Oklahoma; member A. 0. fraternity. Received wings and commissioned Brooks Field, Texas, December 10, 1941. Died May 27, 1942, airplane crash, Lakeland, Florida. BEN F. SLACK, JR., Second Lieutenant, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address: Vinita, Craig County. B. F. Slack, Sr., Father, 418 East Grand Ave., Ponca City. Born December 12, 1920. Enlisted July 14, 1941. Made instructor of advanced flying, Foster Field, Victoria, Texas. Died April 23, 1942, airplane crash, Burleson, Texas. RICHARD H. SMEDLEY, Private, First Class, U. S. Marine Corps. Home address :Cushing, Payne County. Gordon L. Smedley, Father, 2209 Irwin Ave., Ft. Worth, Texas. Born July 16, 1922. Enlisted December, 1939. Had served as member of the Texas National Guard, Company A, stationed at Forth Worth. Sailed from San Diego, California, January 7, 1942. Died March 7, 1942, Pago Pago, Samoa: buried at Arlington National Cemetery, Fort Myer, Virgina, April 21, 1942 EDGELL I. SMITH,Staff Sergeant, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address: Binger, Caddo County. Arthur Earl Smith, Father, Binger. Born April 24, 1919. Enlisted July 2, 1940. Graduated Biager High School, 1940. Graduated glider pilot. Died Septem-

ber 15, 1942, airplane crash, I~ubbockArmy Air Texas.

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J. W. SMITH, Private, First Clam, Field Artillery, U. S. Army. Home addre88: Norman, Cleveland County. Xw. Mw; Rufus and Smith, Parents, Rt. 5, Norman. Born February 13, 1919. Enlisted February 5, 1941. Stationed with 45th Division, Camp Barkeley, 1 Texas. Died May 1 , 1943, O'Reiley General Hospital, Springfield, Missouri.
ORVILLE STANLEY SMITH, Ensign, U. S. Navy. Home address: Albert, Caddo County. Mrs. Y. Y. Smith, Mother, Albert. Born June 13, 1916. Enlisted October 19, 1934. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart, posthumously. Graduated Iraan (Texas) High School as Valedictorian of his class. After one year in the Navy, passed entrance examinations to the U. S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, entering July 9, 1936, and graduating June 6, 1940. Stationed on U. 8 S. Arizorw;. Died December 7 , 1941, Pearl Harbor, Terri. tory of Hawaii. EARL FRANK SMOCK, JR., Gunner's Mate, Third Class, U. S. Navy. Home address: Tulsa, Tulsa County. M s Sabra Smock, r. Mother, 1005 South Rockford, Tulsa. Born October 28, 1918. Enlisted September 13, 1939. Highly commended for work at the machine guns, U. S. S. Astoria, August 27, 1941, and later assigned to big guns. Graduated Tulsa Central High School, 1939. Member Oklahoma National Guard. Died August 9, 1942, on board U. S. 8. Asto&, Guadalcanal, Southwest Pacific. OTIS O'NEAL SPENCER, Staff eergeant, U, S. Army. Home address : Muldrow, Sequoyah County. M s T. J, Spencer, Mother, r. Muldrow. Born March 22, 1920. Enlisted October 14, 1939. Sailed for England, July 21, 1942, and later sent to North Af'rica, serving with 87th Quartermaster Division. Died May 27, 1943, in action, North Africa. CLEALAND DUANE STANLEY, Aviation Ordnance Man, First Class, U. S. Navy. Home address : Chelsea, Roger3 County. Guy E. Stanley, Rt. 2, Chelsea. Born November 29, 1919. Enlisted January 5, 1940. Died October 17, 1942, Territory of Hawaii. LEROY STILWELL, Gunner's Mate, Third Class, U. S. Navy. Home address : Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County. Roy Lee Stilwell, Father, Capitol Hill Station, Oklahoma City. Born June 26, 1923. Enlisted November 26, 1940. Died October 12, 1942, on U. S. Cruiser Boise, Esperance Bay, Guadalcanal. ROBERT CECIL STRATTON, Aviation C~rdet,U. S. Naval Reserve.. Home address: Stillwater, Payne County. Robert Stratton, Father, 409 Ramsey St., Stillwater. Born February 5,1920. Enlisted August, 1941. Member First Presbyterian Church, Stillwater.

Attended Oklahoma A. & M. College, School of Engineering, Stillwater. Died June 10, 1942, naval airplane accident, Pensacoh, Florida.

THOMAS CALVIN THOMPSON, Cook, Second Class, U. S. Navy. Home address: Healdton, Carter County. T. W. Thompson, Father, Brownston, Illinois. Born January 13, 1918. Enlisted October 8, 1936. Gunner, First Class, on U. S. S. New 2liezico before his transfer to submarine duty. Died January 26, 1942, on Submarine S-26 in Pacific waters, Panama Canal Zone.
CECIL LEON TODD, Petty Officer, Third Class U. S. Navy. Home r. address : Poteau, Le Flore County. M s Heit Vandiver, Sister, 8461 Zaman Ave., Los Angeles, California. Born August 1, 1918. Enlisted February 28, 1940. Had enlisted in the U. S. Army, Febniary 26, 1936, and served three years, for two years of this time as military police. Died December 7, 1941, on board U. S. S. Peary, Pearl Harbor, Territory of Hawaii. ALBERT DANVERS TRUAX, Torpedoman, First Class, U. S. Navy, Home address: Shidler, Osage County. Mr. and Mrs. William A. Truax, Parents, Shidler. Born July 11, 1917. Enlisted *;me, 1936. Apprentice Pt:t,ty Officer, Second Class, Nowmber 9, 1936; Class A School Ordnance, January 8, 1937. Asiatic service. Died February 15, 1942, Corregidor Island, Philippine Islands. BENJAMIN FRANK VASSAR, Seaman, Second Class, U. S. Navy. Home address: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County. Mrs. Vesta Vassar, Mother, 219 S. E. 43rd St., Oklahoma City. Born February 23, 1923. Enlisted January 9, 1941. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart, posthumously. Died December 7, 1941, Pearl Harbor, Territory of Hawaii. STANLEY POHILL VIRGIN, Chief Electrician's Mate, U. S. Naval Reserve. Home address: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County. Mrs. Anne H. Virgin, Wife, 937 S. W. 36th St., Station 9, Oklahoma City. Born January 4, 1900. Enlisted May 14, 1941. Assigned to U. S. S. Jacob Jones, Destroyer; stationed in Iceland four months. Died February 28, 1942, in the North Atlantic. ALBERT LEWIS WARD, Seaman, First Class, U. S. Navy. Home address: Sapulpa, Creek County. M s I. H. Gault, Guardian, r. 200 South Mounds, Sapulpa. Born January 26, 1921. Enlisted December 7, 1939. Member Church of the Nazarene. Graduated Sapulpa High School, 1939. Served in a print shop, learning linotype. Died December 7, 1941, Pearl Harbor, Territory of Hawaii.

WILLIAM ROBINSON WARNER, Aviation Cadet, U. S. Army
Air Corps. Home address : Druwxight, Creek County. Dale Warner, Father, Drumright. Born May 14, 1920. Enlists.' February, 1942. Died February 6, 1943, in airplane crash, returning to field on

completion- of his last cross country night flight in basic training, Quodfellow Field, San Angelo, Texas.

WALTER CARL WEATHERLY, Second Lieutenant, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address : Duncan, Stephens County. Mrs. Emma
Weatherly, Mother, 1008 Mulberry, Duncan. Born December 29, 1918. Enlisted February 5, 1941. Decoration: Air Medal, posthumously. Senior in School of Business Administration, University of Oklahoma. Died February 24, 1943, in airplane crash landing that saved the lives of his two crewmen, Panama Canal Zone.

JOHN WEITT, JR., Seaman, Second Class, U. S. Navy. Home address: Blair, Jackson County. Mrs. J. C. Whitt, Rt. 1, Blair. Born November 16, 1924. Enlisted December 8, 1941. Died April 26, 1942, in accident while attempting to anchor a naval balloon, Moffett Field, California.
WILLIAM WARREN WILKINS, Corporal, Field Artillery, U. S. Army. Home address: Tulsa, Tulsa County. Mrs. Ella Mae Wilkins, Mother, 1514 Center, Collinsville. Born May 22, 1920. Enlisted September 16, 1940. Served in 160th Field Artillery, 45th Division. Died December 8, 1941, in automobile accident, Haskell, Tesas. JOHN WOODALL, Private, U. S. Army. Home address: Wagoner, Wagoner County. James Woodall, Brother, Wagoner. Born April 29, 1916. Enlisted September 16, 1940. Served in Company A, 180th Infantry, 45th Division. Died December 27, 1942, Camp Pine, New York. WELDON W. WOODS, Aviation Cadet, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County. Mrs. B. P. Davis, Mother, 1115 N. E. 58th St., Oklahoma City. Born July 29, 1916. Enlisted June, 1941. I n basic training as pilot, Air Bclse, Lemoore, California. Died February 11, 1942, in airplane crash, returning from routine training flight, Lemoore, California.
ELMER YOCHUM, Private, First Class, Engineers, U, S. Army. Home address : Porter, Wagoner County. Mrs. Susie L. Yochum, Mother, Hardtner, Kansas. Born July 26, 1911. Enlisted April 28, 1941. Decorations (posthumously) : Order of the Purple Heart ; Distinguished Service Cross for action during Battle of Bataan. Died January 26, 1942, in action, Philippine Islands.

OKLAHOMA W A R MEMORIAL-WORLD W A R I1
By Muriel H. Wright

Oklahoma War Memorial, Part 11, appearing in this number of The Chronicles, consisting of one hundred and eighty-two brief biographical sketches with the names of the deceased arranged in alphabetical order, was prepared from information received by the Editorial Department during the month of October, 1943. Part I consisting of one hundred and twenty-seven biographical sketches appeared in The Chronides for December, 1943, with an introductory statement setting forth the plan for the memorial record. Material for biographies of many other Oklahomans who have died in the service of their country since the bombing of Pearl Harbor has been received and placed as a part of the permanent records of the Historical Society, to be compiled and published in forthcoming issues of this quarterly magazine. Acknowledgment is due the members of the staff of the Oklahoma Historical Society for their assistance in the work of the War Memorial. Among these, special mention should be made for the continued interest and aid of Rella Looney, Mabel F. Hammerly, Annie M. Canton, Laura M. Messenbaugh, Louise W. Cook and the Secretary, Mr. James W. Moffitt. I n addition to the parents and relatives of those in the service from Oklahoma who have sent in data, acknowledgments are due others interested in the history of the State who have given their assistance to the War Memorial, including Major Charles D. Keller, Operations Officer, Adjutant General's Office, State of Oklahoma; Commander T. A. Nicholson, U.S.N.R., Navy Public Relations Officer, Oklahoma City; Glen W. Nolle, Department Service Officer, American Legion of Oklahoma ; Judge Harry Campbell, Member of the Board of Directors of the Oklahoma Historical Society; Edna S. Meacham, Librarian, The Daily Okkzhoman; W. Max Chambers, . Superintendent of Schools, Okmulgee; 0.E Brewster, City Clerk, Crescent; Mrs. Paul Reasor, Past President, Aux. V.F.W.,No. 192, Duncan; Floyd Maytubby, Governor of the Chickasaw Nation, Oklahoma City; M s El Ketcham, Oklahoma City; Mrs. Mary Rogers, i s la Oklahoma City; Mr. Charles Lamb, Tulsa; H. L. Schall, Secretary of the Chamber of Commerce, Ponca City; Mayme Gilmore, HoZderc ville News, Holdenville ; Mrs. J. W. Kayser, Chickasha #tar, Chickasha; Miss Sammy Hogue, Editor, The Ircdian Arrow, Goodland; Lela Brower, Editor, Johmfon Couaty Democrat, Tishomingo ; M ~ B . J. M. Danner, member D.A.R., Sayre; Lucy Jeston Hampton, Central State College, Edmond; Captain John C. Hamilton, President, f Oklahoma Military Academy, Claremore; &. John B . Hill, War Press Records Committee, Oklahoma City Chapter, D.A.R.

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OI(LAEf0MA WAR MEMORIAG--WORLD WAR I1 Part I1 TERRY J. ALMOND, Second Lieutenant, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address : Duncan, Stephens County. Mrs. B. E. Bkins,Mother, Rt. 3, Duncan Born June 24, 1918. Enlisted June 19, 1942. Awarded his wings with his class, August 30, 1943, posthumously. Died August 26, 1943, in airplane crash, Williams Field, Chandler, Arizona. BUSTER ANDEEL, Sergeant, U. S. A r m y Air Corps. Home address: Wagoner, Wagoner County. R. N. Andeel, Father, Wagoner. Born January 30, 1920. Enlisted January 8, 1941. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Outstanding athlete in Oilton High School and later a t Central State College, Edmond. Served with an intelligence group in North Africa prior to his transfer t a. o bomber group as an aerial gunner. Served on several successful missions, downing many enemy planes. Wounded in aerial combat over Northern Italy. Died August 19, 1943, North African area. WILLIAM ARMSTRONG, Private, U. S. Army. Home address: Beaver, Beaver County. Mrs. Rosa Mae Armstrong, Mother, Beaver. Born September 9, 1919. Enlisted January, 1941. Sewed in 142nd Infantry. Died September 12, 1943, North African area. 3. W. BAKER, Torpedoman, Third Class, U. S. Navy. Home address: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County. J. W. Baker, Father, 115 N. W. 21st St., Oklahoma City. Born May 20, 1921. Enlisted February 15, 1940. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Died December 7, 1941, Pearl Harbor, Territory of Hawaii. EARL BAIRD, Seaman, First Class, U. S. Navy. Home address: Hobart, Kiowa. County. J. E. Baird, Father, 808 S. Washington, Hobart. Born June 21, 1921. Enlisted January 30, 1941. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Served in Torpedo Squad No. 5, U.S.S. Y o r k t m . Died June 4, 1942, Battle of Midway Island.

WAYNE BANDY, Musician, Second Class, U. S. Navy. Home address: Walters, Cotton County. The Reverend and Mrs. John L . Bandy, Parents, Waynesville, Missouri. Born October 14, 1920. Enlisted October, 1940. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Died December 7, 1941, in action on board U. S. S. Arizona, Pearl Harbor, Territory of Hawaii. WILLIAM S. BARNES, Private, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address: Colbert, Bryan County. Rose L. Coffey Martin, Mother, 4920 Tremont St., Dallas, Texas. Born January 12, 1920. Enlisted February 28, 1941. Served in 809 Engineers. Died June 19, 1943, in Japanese prison camp, Corregidor Island, Phillipine Islands. EDGAR WARREN BARTON, Fireman, First Class, Seabees, U. S. Navy. Home address : Tecumseh, Pottawatomie County. Flossie M. Barton, Wife, Tecumseh. Born December 19, 1910. Enlisted August 8, 1942. Graduated Tecumseh High School in class of 1932. Trained in the service a t Norfolk, Virginia, and Port Hueneme, California. Sailed from the United States November 28, 1942. Died July 2, 1943, in Solbmon Islands. GEORGE A. BATES, Private, U. S. Army. Home address: Coweta, Wagoner County. Mrs. Mattie L. Bates, Mother, 5919 West 8th St., Tulsa. Born August 2, 1912. Enlisted October 15, 1942. Served in 40th Engineers, C Regiment. Died July 12, 1943, North African area. WILLIAM L. (BILL) BEAVER, Private, U. S. Army. Home address: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County. Mr. and Mrs. Dale Beaver, Parents, 1617 N. W. 16th St., Oklahoma City. Born January 16, 1919. Enlisted September 15, 1940. Served in Medical Service Department, 45th Division. Graduated Central High School, 1939, and Hill's Business College, Oklahoma City. Member Pennsylvania Avenue Christian Church, Oklahoma City. Died March 22, 1942, Base Hospital, Fort Sill, Oklahoma. JOHN J. BENNETT, Sergeant, U. S. 'Army. Home address: Atoka, Atoka County. Mrs. Eva Bennett, Rt. 2, Atoka. Born April 24, 1923. Enlisted October 17, 1939. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Served in 180th Infantry, Company B, 45th Division. Died July 16, 1943, in action, Battle of Sicily. JAMES E. BERRY, Private, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address : Grove, Delaware County. Arnold Berry, Father, Grove. Born August 4, 1924. Enlisted November 12, 1942. Died March 27, 1943, airplane crash near Oliver Springs, Tennessee, en route home on fd o u g h . PRENTICE L E E BERRYHILL, Staff Sergeant, U. S. Amy. Home address: Hugo, Choctaw County.. C. 0. Berryhill, Father, 306 South 7th St., Hugo. Born February 28, 1922. Enlisted Septem-

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ber 16, 1940. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Star on football team; senior in Hugo High School. Attended Oklahoma National Onard encampment four years. Served as Staff Sergeant, Company F, 180th Infantry, 45th Division. Died July 13, 1943, in Sicily.

ZELL BEST, Corporal, U. S. Army.

Home address: Walters, Cotton County. Fred A. Best, Father, 125 West Nebraska St., Walters. Born June 1 , 1915. Enlisted April 15, 1942. Served in sig1 nal corps battalion. Died June 7, 1943, in accident with the s i g d corps, h a r a , Eritrea, East Africa. MERVIN BISHOP, Corporal, U. S. Army. Home address: Mulhall, Logan County. Mrs. Bessie Lowrie, Mother, Mulhall. Born December 19, 1918. Enlisted April, 1941. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Served as technician, 5th grade. Died July 29, in action, North African area. ERNEST L. BLOCKCOLSKI, Private, U. S. Army. Home address: Enid, Garfield County. Mr. and Mrs. Ernest F. Blockcolski, Parents, 1008 West Pine St., Enid. Born August 10, 1909. Enlisted April 1942. Decoration : Order of the Purple Heart. Served in 62nd Field Artillery Battalion. Died August 6, 1943, in action, North African area. ROLAND 0. BOATRIGHT, Staff Sergeant, U. S. Army. Home address: Wagoner, Wagoner County. Mrs. Hazel Boatright, Wife, Wagoner. Born August 6, 1921. Enlisted May, 1940. Graduated Wagoner High School; member of 1937 and 1938 football team, Wagoner High School. Died July 10, 1943, in action, North African area. JOHNNIE Q. BORDEN, Private, First Class, U. S. Army. Home address: Marlow, Stephens County. Mrs. Jessie Borden, Mother, 612 North 4th St., Marlow. Born January 19, 1923. Enlisted September 16, 1940. Member military police platoon, 45th Division. 'Died September 12, 1943, in action, North African area. CHADWICK N. BOWEN, First Lieutenant, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address : Oklahoma City, Oklahoma county. F. C. Bowen, Father, 1535 N. E. 18th St., Oklahoma City. Born Sept. 28, 1919. Enlisted February, 1940. Attended Central High School, Oklahoma City; Central State College, Edmond; and the University of Oklahoma, Norman. Received his wings a t Mission, Texas, August 5, 1942. Served as Pilot, Martin Bomber, on four missions over Europe. Died August 9, 1943, in bomber crash, near London, England.

THOMAS MADISON BOYD, First Lieutenant, U. S. Army. Home address: Norman, Cleveland County. Mrs. T. M. Boyd, Mother, 1509 Oklahoma Ave., Norman. Born October 28, 1918. Enlisted March 22, 1942. Attended University of Oklahoma, Norman; won

"Dad's Day" award for best all around boy student in the University, 1940. Served in Army Ordnance Department. Died April 20,1943, from gun shot wound received in an accident, Camp Swift,

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GEORGE R. BRADFORD, Private, First Class, U. S. Army. Home 'address: Tulsa-, Tulsa County. M s Lee Roy Bradford, Mother, Rt. r. 3, Tulsa 15. Born June 3, 1918. Enlisted February 18, 1941. Decoration : Order of the Purple Heart. Graduated East Central School, Tulsa County, 1936. Awarded medal for expert marksmanship. Served with Company I, 157th Infantry, 45th Division. Died July 29, in North African area. MAURICE VICTOR BRADLEY, Second Lieutenant, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address: Hydro, Caddo County. Mr. and Mrs. S. L Bradley, Parents, Hydro. Born August 20, 1916. Enlisted . October 15, 1940. Educated in Hydro public schools; attended Southwestern Institute of Technology, Weatherford, one year; Oklahoma A. & M. College, Stillwater, four years, chemical engineering course. Trained for the service a t Spartan Air Corps Training Detachment, Tulsa, and Purdue University, Indiana, completing course August 3, 1941; commissioned' Second Lieutenant, Chanute Training Field, Illinois. Assigned to 38th Reconnaisance Squadron, Albuquerque, New Mexico, October 15, 1941. Ordered to overseas duty November 15, 1941. On board U.S.S. President Johnson, December 5, 1941; this transport reported missing December 8, about halfway between San Francisco and Pearl Harbor but returned to former port three days later without radio or lights. Stationed a t Bakersfield, California, December 18, 1941, without equipment; and at Gowan Field, Boise, Idaho, March 18, 1942, with B-17 Flying Fortresses, in training. Changed to 303 Bomber Group as engineer and chemical and armament officer. Died April 3, 1942, in explosion aboard, during return trip on routine flying from Qowan Field to Hill Field, Ogden, Utah. Burial at Hydro, Oklahoma. JESSE PERVIN BRADSHAW, Staff Sergeant, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address: Tipton, Tillman County. R. E. Chitwood, Superintendent of Tipton Orphans' Home, Tipton. Born April 26, 1920. Enlisted early in 1942. Member Church of Christ. Educated in Tipton schools ; graduated Polytechnic High School, Fort Worth, 1939 ; attended Texas Christian University two years. Died August 14, 1943, in bomber crash in Western Wyoming, from Air Base at Pocatello, Idaho. GUY R. BROWN, Second Lieutenant, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Mrs. Margrete Brown, Wife, 3016 Venice Blvd., Oklahoma City. Born July 18, 1918. Enlisted July 1, 1938; re-enlisted July 1 1941. Decoration: American De, fense Service Medal, August 27, 1942. Served as Second Lieutenant in 730th Field Artillery Battalion, Battery "B," 75th Division; at-

tached to Medical Department of Oklahoma; stationed in Oklahoma
City Recruiting and Induction Service for approkimately two years ; graduated 0. C. S., F o r t Sill, December 17, 1942; received wings as liaison pilot in March, 1943. Died September 15, 1943, in airplane crash, Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri. J E S S F. BROWN, Private, U. S. Army. Home address: Lebanon, Marshall County. Mrs. Myrtle Brown, Wife, Clarksville, Tennessee. Born July 30, 1913. Enlisted December 15, 1942. Served as tank driver and tank gunner, First Tank Battalion, 12th Division; on maneuvers with Second Army in Tennessee. Died October 13, 1943, in automobile accident near Laneaster Hill, Tennessee. JESSE W. BROWN, Technical Sergeant, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address: Stonewall, Pontotoc County. Mrs. Vergie V. Boddy, Sister, Rt. 1, Stonewall. Born July 29, 1918. Enlisted August 8, 1942. Died September 15, 1943, bomber crash on mission in Asiatic area. JOHN E. BUNGARD, Corporal, U:S. Army Air Corps. Home address: Henryetta, Okmulgee County. Mrs. Ida M. Bungard, Mother, Rt. 1, Henryetta. Born August 9, 1924. Enlisted July 5, 1941. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart, awarded posthumously. Served as tail gunner on a Flying Fortress, one of the first heavy bombers sent from the United States to England, referred to as "The Pioneers. '' Died September 6, 1942, in action, Western European area. ENOCH P. BURLEY, First Lieutenant, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address : Drumright, Creek County. Oscar R. Burley, Father, 316 North Center St., Drumright. Born February 25, 1919. Enlisted November, 1941. Decorations : Air Medal ; Distinguished Flying Cross ; Order of t h e Purple Heart. Had made over 100 missions ; served 300 combat hours. Stationed in New Guinea 4 months and 1 day. Died August 15, 1943, Southwest Pacific area.

GLEN E. BURNHAM, Second Lieutenant, U. S. Marine Corps Reserve. Home address: Stillwater, Payne County. Mrs. Mabel M. Annis, Mother, 1637 S. E. 29th St., Oklahoma City. Born October 16th, 1913. Enlisted November 2, 1933. With the First Marine Division (reinforced) in the attack against the strongly defended Japanese positions on Talagi, Gautu, Tanambogo, Florida, and Guadhs alcanal, Solomon Islands, on August 7-9, 1942. T i Division held all important strategic positions until December 9, 1942, finally driving the enemy forces from the airfield and inflicting heavy losses on them by land and air attacks. The Citation from the Navy Department, with reference to the officers and men of this Division, stated, "The courage and determination displayed in these operations were of an inspiring order." Died November 23, 1942, in action, Gualalc81181.

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LOYD K. BURRIS, Aviation Cadet, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address; Tulsa, Tulsa County. M[FS. Lee Burris, Mother, 426 North Boston, Tulsa. Born June 20, 1920. Enlisted June 29, 1941. Attended Roosevelt Junior High School, Oklahoma City ; Central High School, Tulsa; and Oklahoma A. & M. College, Stillwater. Outstanding athIete. Died August 19, 1942, in airplane crash, flying training detachment, Hemet, California. OTHO BUTLER, Captain, U. S. Army. Home address: Allen, Pontotoc and Hughes counties. Mrs. Lola Dell Butler, Wife, Allen. Born October 13, 1911. Enlisted September 16, 1940. Decoration : Order of the Purple Heart, awarded posthumously. Member Oklahoma National Guard for nine years. Served overseas with the 45th Division. Died July 25, 1943, in Sicily.

WILLIAM STANLEY BYRD, Machinist's Mate, Second Class Petty
Officer, Seabees, U. S. Navy. Home address: Lookeba, Caddo County. Mrs. Helen Byrd, Wife, Lookeba. Born November 13, 1914. Enlisted Au-gust 9, 1942. Died July 2, 1943, in action during enemy bombing raid, Southwest Pacific.

RAYMOND EDWARD CAMDEN, Seaman, Second Class, U. S. Navy. Home address : Drumright, Creek County. Benjamin C. Camden, Father, 408 E s First St., Drumright. Born October IS, at 1922. Enlisted November 13,1940. Decoration : Order of the Purple Heart. Died December 7, 1941, on board the U.S.S. Arixona, Pearl Harbor, Territory of Hawaii. CRADO EMERSON CAMP, Seaman, Second Class, U. S. Navy. Home address : Muse, Le Flore County. Mrs. Mirie C. Ritter, Mother, Muse. Born October 16, 1916. Enlisted October 1, 1941. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart, awarded posthumously. Died August 22, 1942, in the Solomon Islands. DURWARD E. CARNEY, Second Lieutenant, U. S. Marine Corps Reserves. Home address: Tahlequah, Cherokee County. Mrs. P. E. Carney, Mother, Rt. 3, Tahlequah. Born January 7, 1921. Enlisted October 23, 1941. Attended Northeastern State College, Tahlequah, 1938 to 1941. Prominent in campus activities, serving as president of Alpha Phi Omega; was member of Delta Psi Omega and, also, of Phi Sigma Epsilon, social fraternity. Commissioned Second Lieutenant in the Marine Air Corps at Corpus Christi, Texas, in August, 1942. Served as instructor a t U. S. Naval Air Base, Anacostia, District of Columbia. Died February 21, 1943, in airplane crash, Ahacostia, D. C. Burial a t Tahlequah, Oklahoma. ORB EUGENE CHAPIN, Private, First Class, U. S. Marine Corps. Home address: Norman, Cleveland County. Mrs. Birdie D. Chapin, Mother, 625 West Comanche, Norman. Born January 25,1918. EnListed August 6, 1940. Served under &nerd Douglas MacArthur in the Philippine Islands. Reported m h h q after a battle near Ma-

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nila, 1942. Died July 9, 1943, in Japanese prieon camp, Philippine

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WAYLAND EUGENE CHBTHAM, Gunner's Mate, Third Class, U. S. Navy. Home address: Duncan, Stephens County. Mrs. Mary E.Chatham, Mother, Rt. 2, Mhrlow. Born March 27, 1921. Enlisted September 30, 1940. Died November 30, 1942, in South Pacific. Burial in Rookwood Cemetery, Sydney, Australia. WOODROW W.CHRISTIAN, Second Lieutenant, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home addre=: Weatherford, Custer County. Mrs. D. W. Christian, Mother, 406 East 15th St., Oklahoma City. Born April 23, 1918. Enlisted April 30, 1941. Graduated from Lone Wolf High School, Lone Wolf, 1936; and from Southwestern Institute of Technology, Weatherford, 1940, being retained as instructor here in 'commercial art. Resigned in April, 1941, to accept appointment as flying cadet. Commissioned at Mitchell Field, Long Island, New Pork, December 12, 1941. Served in 15th Squadron, 53rd Pursuit Group. Died January 12, 1942, in airplane crash, with Squadron en route to Panama, at Harlingen, Texas. Burial at Lone Wolf, Oklahoma. REGINALD CLARK, Soundman, Second Class, U. S. Coast Guard. Home address: Lawton, Comanche County. Lee R. Clark, Brother, 802 Park St., Lawton. Born December 31, 1919. Enlisted July 6, 1940. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Died June 13, 1943, in action aboard the U.S.S. Escanaba, in the North Atlantic. WILLIAM E. CLOW, Staff Sergeant, U. S. Army. Home address: Owasso, Tulsa County. Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Clow, Pa~ents,Owasso. Born March 14, 1919. Enlisted September 19, 1939. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Awarded medal for expert marksmanship. Served in the U. S. Cavalry two years. Stationed in North africa ten months. Died August 6, 1943, in North Africa. WOODROW WILSON C O F F W , Seaman, First Class, U. S. Navy. Home address : Okemah, Okfuskee County. G. A. Coffman, Father, Rt, 2, Afton. Born November 25, 1918. Enlisted February 16, 1942. Showed "Loyalty, dependability, intelligence and leadership in action," according to the statement of his commanding officer, his outstanding performance on duty earning him an early advancement in rating after reporting on board the U.S.S. Atlanta. Died November 13, 1942, in action aboard U.S.S. Atlanta (his battle station in a repair party unit on the interior of the ship), lost by the bursting of a large shell in the repair station during an enemy attack, Guadalcanal, Southwest Pacific..

OSA J. COLLAR, Sergeant, U. S. Army. Home address: Arnett, Noble County. Frank Collar, Father, Arnett. Born February 8, 1918. Enlisted October 12, 1939. Decoration : Order of the Purple

Heart, awarded posthumously. Served in Company E, 27th. Idantry. Died August .9, 1943, in action, Southwest Pacific area. U V E R N COLLINS, Second Lieutenant, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address: Codgate, Coal County. Mrs. Martha Jean Collins, Wife, 1412 North Pennsylvania Ave., Oklahoma City,. Born January 25, 1917. Enlisted January, 1939. Decoration: Order of the Pnrple Heart, awarded posthumously. Attended Oklahoma A. & M College, Stillwater. Enlisted in air forces as airplane mechanic; . later trained a t Brooks Field, Texas, receiving his wings January 9, 1942. Overseas duty in June, 1942. Served as pilot, flying a "Spitfire," 31st Fighter Group. Among first American boys in action against German ''Focke Wulf. " Participated in raid on Dieppe, France. Reported as missing by War Department more than a year, August, 1942, to September, 1943. Died August 19, 1942, after he had bailed out by parachute over the English Channel, a few miles off the coast from Dieppe, France. LEROY EDWARD COLLINS, Sergeant, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address: Fairmont, Garfield County. Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Collim, R.t. 1, Fairmont. Born February 24, 1921. Enlisted August, 1942. Served as gunner with bomber squadron. Died July 16, 1943, in North African area.
C-ES FRANCIS CONNER, Boatswain's Mate, Second Class, U. S. Naval Reserve. Home address: Okemah, Okfuskee County. Mrs. Charles F. Conner, Wife, 914 North 6th, Okemah. Born January 23, 1910. Enlisted November 28, 1942. Member of the Baptist Church. Master Mason, member of Konawa Lodge No. 322. Died June 16, 1943, Guadalcanal, Southwest Pacific. JAMES A. CONRADY, First Lieutenant, U. S. Army. Home address: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County. Mrs. A. A. Conrady, Mother, 1526 N. E. 14th St., Oklahoma City. Born September 18, 1912. Enlisted September 26, 1940. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart, awarded posthumonsly. Member of Oklahoma National Guard for ten years. Served in 179th Infantry, 45th Division. Died September 12, 1943, in action, North African area GEORGE D. COOK, Private, U. S. Army. Home address: Hobart, Kiowa County. Mrs. Mary E. Bradford, Mother, 425 South Hill, Hobart. Born July 5, 1914. Enlisted 1938. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Served in 31st Infantry, Fort Sill. Died January 23, 1942, Manila, Philippine Islands. JACK R. DENTON, Aviation Cadet, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address, Shawnee, Pottawatomie County. Mrs. Luther Denton, Mother, 16 Fulton St., Hornell, New Pork. Born December 20, 1918. Enlisted November 10, 1941. Attended the University of Oklahoma, Norman. First gold star athlete in the University. Died February 9,1942, airplane c&, training detachment, near Sikeston, MiBBMZFi.

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Burial with military honors, Fairview Cemetery, Shawnee, Oklahoma. ROSSER H. DILLEY, Sergeant, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address: Yale, Payne County. Mrs. Docia Dilley, Mother, 402 N. E., Yale. Born November 9, 1922. Enlisted October 1 , 1940. "His 1 willingness to serve his country was akin to eagerness." Died June 12, 1942, in bomber crash, Sarasota Air Base, Tampa, Florida. GARLAND A. DISHMAN, Aviation Cadet, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address : Okmulgee, Okmulgee County. Alfred B. Dishman, Father, 821 North Griffin, Okmulgee. Born April 18, 1920. Enlisted July 16, 1941. Awarded silver wings and diploma posthwnously. In training a t Luke Field, Phoenix, Arizona, where he had just completed all tests and required hours of flying. Died May 13, 1942, in airplane crash near Sacaton, 40 miles southeast of Phoenix, Arizona, on night flight to Tucson and return, Luke Field, Arizona. CULLUS DODD, Private, U. S. Army. Home address: Spavinaw, Mayes County. Mrs. Minnie Dodd, Mother, Spavinaw. Born July 22, 1924. Enlisted July 24, 1942. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Died April 1, 1943, in North African area. LLOYD KENNETH DOWDY, Seaman, Second Class, U. S. Navy. Home address: Shawnee, Pottawatomie County. Mrs. E. H. Dowdy, Mother, 112 North High, Shawnee. Born February 25, 1925. Enlisted October 20, 1941. Served as gunner on oil tanker U.S.S. Neosho. Died May 7, 1942, in explosion of the U.S.S. Neosho during Battle of the Coral Sea. Home address: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County. Robert Cornett, Uncle, 2803 South May, Oklahoma City. Born July 26, 1913. Enlisted January 20, 1941. Served in Company F, 18th Infantry, 45th Division. . Died July 25, 1943, in Sicily. DALE W. DUBOIS, Private, U. S. Army. Home address: Lovell, Logan County. Mrs. .Mary E. DuBois, Mother, Lovell. Born August 26, 1915. Enlisted February 3, 1941. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart, awarded posthumously. Ordered to active duty overseas October 5, 1942. His chaplain wrote of him, "Your heroic son was one of the bravest men of the barricades,. He led the way that day against the enemy on the beach." Died June 30, 1943, in action on Rendova Island, Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands. LAYTON W. DUNBAR, S a f Sergeant, U. S. Army A r Corps. tf i Home address: Piedmont, Canadian County. Mrs. B. F. Thomason, Sister, 806 Washington St., Stillwater. Born August 17, 1920. Enlisted October, 1936. Left Hamilton Field, California, in November, 1941. Taken prisoner by the enemy on the Isle of Luzon in December, 1941. Died June 30, 1943, in the Philippine Islands.

ROBERT P. DOWNEY, Sergeant, U. S. Army.

RUBEN W. D U N U P ) Private, U. S. Army. Home address: Pocasset, Grady County. M s Ruben W. Dunlap, Wife, Pocasset. Born r. April 30, 1913. Enlisted May 6, 1942. Decoration: Silver Star for valorous action, awarded posthumously; Order of the Purple Heart. Statement from a supporting affidavit recommending his decoration with the Silver Star: "If ever an American soldier died a hero's death, it was Pvt. Ruben W. Dunlap." Died March 25, 1943, in Tunisia, North Africa. CHARLES DURBIN, JR., Corporal, U. S. Army Air Corps, Home address : Drumright, Creek County. Charles Durbin, Father, 311 South Bristow, Drumright. Born July 30, 1915. Enlisted 1940. Served in the campaigns on Bataan and Corregidor. I n Japanese prison camp for one year and four months. Died July 1 1943, in , Japanese prison camp, Philippine Islands.

TRUMAN DYKES,Second Lieutenant, U. S. Marine Corps Reserves, Home address: Rose, Mayes County. John Dykes, Father, Rose, Oklahoma. Born January 10, 1922. Enlisted June 6, 1942. Won his wings and assigned to active duty August 27, 1943, at Perisacola, Florida. Served on torpedo bomber, Flight 49. Died October 13, 1943, in airplane crash on routine flight, Jacksonville, Florida.
HOWARD M. EASTWOOD, Private, U. S. Army. Home address: Wynnewood, Garvin County. Mrs. -Poll Eastwood, Mother, Rt. 2, Wynnewood. Born January 9, 1921. h l i s t e d January 16, 1942. Decorations: Distinguished Service Cross and Order of the Purple Heart, awarded posthumously. Served as infantryman with the 32nd Division in Southwest Pacific area. Wounded while acting as a scout ahead of his squad near Buna November 26, 1942. Died November 26, 1942, New Guinea, Southwest Pacific.
ROBERT JAMES EASTWOOD, Private, U,S. Marine Corps. Home address: Locust Grove, Mayes County. R. M. Eastwood, Father, Locust Grove. Born April 5, 1922. Enlisted December 3, 1942. Died September 29, 1943, from rifle wound received in accident, Camp Pendleton, Calif o r n k WILLARD D. EDELMBN, Sergeant, U. S. Army. Home address: Anadarko, Caddo County. J. I?. Edelman, Father, 728 N. W. 5th St., Oklahoma City. Born July 18, 1917. Enlisted March 31, 1941. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Served with the Infantrg in Australia for one and a half years. Died July 29, 1943, in action, Pacific area. ' BILLY JACK EVANS, Second Lieutenant, U. 8 Army Air Corps. . r. Home address: El Reno, Canadian County. Mr. and M s Cyrus A. Evans, Parents, 415 South Roberts St., El Reno. Born June 1 , 1922. Enlisted January 30, 1942. Hember Presbyterian Church. 1 Graduated from El Reno High School and Junior College. Received training in the service a t San Antonio, Houston and San Angela,

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Texas; also, a t Cimarron Field (El Reno) and Enid, Oklahoma. Served as bombardier. Died May 16, 1943, in ground collision of two B-17 Flying Fortresses, caused by mistaken signal before practice take-off, Ephrata, Washington.
DONALD W. EVANS, S a f Sergeant, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home tf address : Mazie, Wagoner County. Clay Evans, Father, Mazie. Born August 23, 1920. Enlisted January 1 , 1942. Received Citation of 1 honor. Served as radio operator, 454th Bomber Squadron, 323rd Bomber Group. Graduated Dacoma High School. Attended North Western State College, Aha, for three years. Died November 15. 1942, in airplane crash, near Columbia, South Carolina.

QUILFORD EARL EVANS, Second Lieutenant, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address: Weatherford, Custer County. Mrs. A. T. Evans, Mother, Weatherford. Born April 20, 1920. Enlisted February 10, 1941. Graduated from Weatherfora High School, 1937, and from Southwestern Institute of Technology, Weatherford, 1940. Received wings and commissioned on September 26, 1941, after training a t Ontario and Stockton, California. Served as pilot on Flying Fortress, B-17 bomber. Sailed for assignment at Clark Field, Philippine Islands, October 4, 1941. Reported missing in action in the spring of 1942. Reported prisoner of war, in March, 1943. Died June 30, 1943, in Japanese prison camp, Philippine Islands.
WILLIAM W. EVANS, S a f Sergeant, U. S. Army Air Corps. tf r. Home address: Tulsa, Tulsa County. M s Nellie Evans, Mother, 1540 West 42nd Place, Tulsa. Born September 23, 1916. Enlisted November 3, 1942. Served as gunner. Died September 25, 1943, in action on his first mission, South Pacific. PAUL P. EWELL, JR., Radioman, Second Class, U. S. Navy. Home address : Chattanooga, Comanche County. Mrs. Mabel Ewell, Mother, Lawton, Oklahoma. Born October 12, 1920. Enlisted June 12, 1940. Member of South Memorial Baptist Church, Oklahoma City. Graduated Capitol Hill High School, Oklahoma City, 1938. Attended Oklahoma A. & M. College, Stillwater, and Cameron State Agricultural College, Lawton. Received boot training at San Diego, Cdifornia ; sailed on U.S.S. NushuiUe, December, 1940. Served in "V" Division. On board airplane in war operations, which was forced down to sea due to shortage of gas, on May 5, 1942, approximately seventy-five miles south of Lisianski Island, southeast of Midway Island, the Pacific. Reported missing by the Navy Department from thm date to May 6, 1943. Died May 5, 1942, in the Pwific.

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HUGH FAULK, Corporal, U. S. Marine Corps. Home address: Mannsville, Johnston County. Sam Faulk, Father, Mannsville. Born September 15, 1920. Enlisted January 16, 1940. Stationed on U.S.S. Howston, azving as captain of anti-aircraft guns. Died Msrch 31, 1942, on board U S S Hollstm, Java Strait. ...

WILBUR FREDERICK FISK, Fireman, First Class, U. S. Navy. Home address: Ripley, Payne County. Mrs. Ray F. Fisk, Mother, Ripley. Born January 22, 1921. Enlisted August 9, 1939. Died October 20, 1942, in Solomon Islands. CLIFFORD C. FOSTER, Corporal, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address: Nowata, Nowata County. Mr. and Mrs. Bud Foster, Parents, Rt. 2, Nowata Born October 22, 1919. Enlisted January 2, 1941. Decorations : A r Medal ; Order of the Purple H e . Trained i at Chanute Field, Illinois. Served as engineer-gunner, 11th Air Force. Died March 30, 1943, Kiska Island, Aleutian Islands. JAMES L FOSTER, Second Lieutenant, U. S. Army Air Corps. . Home address : Holdenville, Hughes County. Mrs. James L. Foster, Mother, Rt. 1,Holdenville. Born November 15, 1921. Enlisted May, 1942. Called with Oklahoma National Guard, September 1940, in which he held the rank of sergeant in Company L. Transferred to the Air Corps, 1942, trained and received commission, serving as pilot. Died July 1 , 1943, in Southwest Pacific. 1 FURMAN FOX, Gunner's Mate, Second Class, U. S. Navy. Home address: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County. Mrs. Furman Fox, Wife, 1821 Linwood Blvd., Oklahoma City. Born December 14, 1914. Enlisted February 16, 1942. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart, awarded posthumously. Member of Christian Church, Capitol Hill, Oklahomq City. Graduated Capitol Hill High School, 1932. Enlisted in U. S. Navy, 1932, and served four years. Died February 1, 1943, from shrapnel wounds, in Southwest Pacific. CHRISTOPHER C. FREEMAN, Lieutenant, Junior Grade, U. S. Naval Air Corps. Home address: Jay, Delaware County. Mrs. Etta Freeman, Mother, 409 Edgewood Drive, Clayton, Missouri. Born September 28, 1919. Enlisted July 9, 1940. Assigned t o aviation squadron for active duty January 16, 1942. Died January 2, 19'43, in action, Solomon Islands. RAYMOND FRENCH, Sergeant, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address: Sayre, Beckham County. Mrs. Ada V. French, Mother, Rt. 1, Sayre. Born April 7, 1924. Enlisted November 19, 1942. Outstanding as belly gunner on B-17. Stationed a t Dyersburg, Tennessee. Died September 5, 1943, Fulton, Kentucky. DELBERT LEROY FRIEDEN, Lieutenant, Junior Grade, U. S. Naval Reserve. Home address: Nowata, Nowata County. A. C. Frieden, Father, Nowata. Born October 10,1919. Enlisted July 31, 1940. Decorations : American Defense Medal ; American Area Campaign Medal (U.S.S.Juneau); Asiatic-Pacific Area Campaign Medal (U. S.S. Jtdlreaa) ; Order of the Purple Heart. Educated at Oklahoma & & M. College, Stillwater, and University of California, Loe Ang e l a Enlisted service: Apprentice Seaman, Class V-7,July 31, 1940; reported for active duty on board U.8.8. I l l h i s , August 15.

1939; transferred and received on board U.S.S. New York, August 19, 1940; reported for active duty at the U. S. Naval Reserve Midshipman's School, New York, New York, June 12, 1941. Officer . service : Appointed and executed oath of office as Midshipman, U. S Naval Reserve, June 12, 1941;appointed and executed oath of office as Ensign, E-V(G), U. S. Naval Reserve, September 16, 1941; on same date, detached from Naval Reserve Midshipman, New York, and reported to First Naval District, Boston, Massachusetts, for temporary active duty under instruction; further assigned to Naval Training School, Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Maine, for active duty under instruction; detached from Naval Training School, Bowdoin College, and reported to Naval Research Laboratory, b c o s t i a , D. C. for active duty under instruction (tempopry), January 15, 1942; ordered to report to U.S.S. Juneau for active duty, March 21, 1942; appointed Lieutenant (JG), E-V(G), in the U. S. Naval Reserve, for temporary service, October 1, 1942. Died November 13, 1942, in action on board the U.S.S. Juneazl which was torpedoed and sunk by the enemy, in Solomon Islands. QUSTAVUS DE LANA FUNK, Captain, Medical Department, U. S. Army. Home address: El Reno, Canadian County. Mrs. John L.Funk, Mother, 700 South Hoff St., El Reno. Born May 8, 1905. Enlisted October 10, 1940. Died February 26, 1942, at home "on leave," El Reno, Oklahoma. CLIFTON J. GANN, Corporal, U. S. Army. Home address: Lamar, r. Hughes County. M s Dora Whitfield, Mother, Lamar. Born September 23, 1921. Enlisted February 9, 1940. Served a s machine gun corporal in 45th Division. Left home December 18, 1942, on last furlough, saying, "1'11 be seeing you in July." Died July 15, 1943, in Sicily. LEWIS OLIVER GATTON, Private, U. S. Army. Home address: Enid, Garfield County. Mr. and Mrs. L 0.Gatton, Parents, Me& . ford, Oklahoma. Born January 18, 1923. Enlisted September, 1940. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Served with 9th Infantry at Fort Sam Houston, Texas until November, 1941; enlisted in foreign service reaching San Francisco, California, December 6, 1941; stationed at Fort Shafter, Territory of Hawaii, February, 1942. Died January 18, 1943, on Guadalcanal. DONALD W. GOFORTH, Private, U. S b y A r Corps. Home . i address : Guthrie, Logan County. M s Florence Gof orth, Wife, 802 r. South A Street, Arkansas City, Kansas. Born May 1 , 1916. En1 listed April 13, 1942. Served as radioman Died October 24, 1942, in airplane crash, near Columbia, South Carolina. JOHN W. GOLD, Staff Sergeant, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address : Canute, Washita County. M s Bertie Bernice h l d , Mother, r. Canute. Born March 11, 1922. Enlisted July 17, 1941. D m -

tion : A r Medal ; Order of the Purple Heart awarded posthumoudy. i Served as radio operator and gunner on a Flying Fortress. Died July 6, 1943, North Africa. KENNETH GONDLES, Radioman, Third Class, U. S. Navd Air Corps Home address: Skiatook, Osage County. Mrs. Lillie Belle (Tondles, Mother, 523 South Linwood, Skiatook. Born February 28, 1921. Enlisted July 19, 1942. Died May 27, 1943, twin engind bomber crash, U. S. Naval Air Station, Lake City, Florida.

WILBERT GRAVITT, Sergeant, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address: Prague, Lincoln County. 0. T. Gravitt, Father, Levelland, Texas. Born October 15, 1921. Enlisted November 4, 1939. Member of Squadron based a t Hickam Field, Honolulu, Territory of Hawaii. Died April 6, 1942, in crash of a Flying Fortress, Honolulu, Territory of Hawaii.

i CLAUDE A. HAMILTON, Staff Sergeant, U. S. Army A r Corps. Home address: Tipton, Tillman County. R. E. Chitwood, Superintendent Tipton Orphans' Home, Tipton. Born September 9, 1921. Enlisted Spring, 1941. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Died March 31, 1943, in European Area.
WILLIAM H O L M HAMILTON, Gunner's Mate, Third Class, U. S. Navy. Home address: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County. E. A. Hamilton, Father, Box 4142, Oklahoma City. Born July 28, 1920. Enlisted October 1, 1938. Died December 7, 1941, Pearl Harbor, Territory of Hawaii. WILLIAM L. HAMILTON, Technical Sergeant, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County. Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Hamilton, 1139 N. W. 39th St., Oklahoma City. Born February 5, 1921. Enlisted July 16, 1942. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Attended Kemper Military Academy, Booneville, Missouri, three years. Died August 12, 1943, in mission over Germany, European area CECIL HAMMONS, Corporal, U. S Army Air Corps. Home ad. dress : Bartlesville, Washington County. Mrs. Ada Burkhead, Mother, 610 East 5th St., Dewey. Born February 3, 1920. Enlisted October 3, 1939. Served as aerial gunner. Served as radio operator with crew on airplane from Spokane to Alaska. He and his crew made the trip by air to the Netherlands Indies after the enemy attack on Pearl Harbor. Died January 29, 1942; in action, in J a v a
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FLOYD BERNARD HANEY, Captain, U. S. b y Air Corps, Home address: Newkirk, Kay County. Mrs. J. D. Haney, Mother, Newkirk. Born November 18, 1898. Enlisted November 19, 1917. Died April 9, 1942, in airplane crash, vicinity of Trinidad, British

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MIKE HARBIN, Torpedoman's Mate, Third Class, U. S. ~ a + . Home address: Rosedale, McClsin County. William N. Harbin, Father, Rosedale. Born June 30, 1918. Enlisted October 12, 1940. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart, awarded posthumously. Served as member of crew on submarine, U.S.S. SiZversides. Engaged in gun battle, May 10, 1942, with the enemy off the coast of Japan, in which the Japanese vessel was destroyed. Died May 10, 1942, in action on board U.S.S. 8ilversides, off the coast of Japan. HARDEN, Private, First Class, U. S. Marine Air Corps. ROBERT 0. Home address: Sparks, Lincoln County. Mrs. Erma E. Harden, Mother, 43 Vine St., San Jose 10, Califbrnia. Born April 26, 1923. Enlisted April 15, 1943. Awarded sharpshooter medal. S e ~ e d as gunner on airplane. Died October 1, 1943, in airplane crash, in vicinity of El Toro, Santa AM, California

WILLIAM D. HARGIS, JR., Second Lieutenant, U. S. Army A r i Corps. Home address: Stigler, Haskell County. W. D. Hargis, Father, Stigler. Born September 4, 1919. Enlisted August, 1940. Decorations, awarded posthumously: Distinguished Service Cross; Order of the Purple Heart. Served as aerial navigator. Reported missing by the War Department June 4, 1942, to June 4, 1943. Died June 4, 1942, in action in Battle of Midway Island. KENNETH THEODORE HARRISON, Staff Sergeant, U. S. Army. Home addrese: Centralia, Craig County. Mr. and Mrs. Samuel D. Harrison, Parents, Rt. 1, Centralia. Born July 1, 1921. Enlisted September 9, 1939. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart, awarded posthumously. Of Cherokee and Delaware Indian descent. Attended Chilocco Indian School, Chilocco, Oklahoma. Member Oklahoma National Guard. Beginning September 16, 1940, trained for war service a t Fort Sill, Oklahoma; Camp Barkeley, Abilene, Texas; Fort Devens, Massachusetts; Pine Camp, New York, and Camp Pickett, Virginia. Served in Company C, 180th Infantry, 45th Division. Reported missing in action by the War Department, July 10 to September 14, 1943. Died July 11, 1943, from wounds received in action in Sicily. SYDNEY A. HAYNES, Private, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address: Heavener, Le Flore County. M s Elzie Haynes, Mother, Star r. Route, Heavener. Born November 3, 1921. Enlisted September 16, 1942. Died December 21, 1942, of pneumonia in the hospital of 4th Air Force Replacement Center Depot, Monterrey, California. LAVERN HELPINGSTINE, Sergeant, U. S. h y A r Corps. i Home add=: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County. Mrs. Juanita Ann Helpingstine, Wife, 1528 Linwood, Oklahoma City. Born October 31, 1917. Enlisted March, 1942. Served as rear gunner on B-24bomber. Died November 12, 1942, in action in Western E m pean area.

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JACK MILLER HENDRICKS, Aviation Radioman, Third Class, U. S. Naval A r Corps. Home address :Antlers, Pushmataha County. i Charles H. Hendricks, Father, Antlers. Born August 23, 1923. Enlisted July 16, 1942. Of Choctaw Indian descent. Member Goodland Presbyterian Church. Graduated High School, Goodland Indian Orphanage, Goodland, Oklahoma, 1941. Participated in athletic activities and lettered in track. Died April 3, 1943, in airplane crash off Copalis Beach, Waajhington. Burial a t Antlers, Oklahoma. CLYDE W. HENRY, Private, First Class, U. S. Army. Home address: Stillwater, Payne County. Mr. and Mrs. D. E. Henry, Rt. 4, Stillwater. Born February 17, 1913. Enlisted January 12, 1941. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Attended Elm Grove and Perkins schools, Payne County. Served in Company I, 179th In1 fantry, 45th Division. Died July 1 , 1943, in action in Sicily. LARKIN G. HENRY, Aviation Cadet, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address: Okemah, Okfuskee County. J. B. Henry, Father, 318 South 2nd St., Okemah. Born February 16, 1919. Enlisted April 14, 1942. Died March 31, 1943, in airplane crash, Army Air Base, Coff eyville, Kansas. WILLIAM E. HESS, Private, U. S. Army. Home address: Tulsa, Tulsa County. W. A. Hess, Father, Siloam Springs, Arkansas. Born August 4, 1924. Enlisted November 27, 1942. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Served with the 45th Division. Died July 11, 1913, in Sicily. EDWARD E. HILDEBRAND, Corporal, U. S. Army. Home adr. dress: Sayre, Beckham County. M s Edward E. Hildebrand, Wife, Sayre. Born February 28, 1921. Enlisted August 15, 1942. Stationed a t Fort McClellan, Alabama, and at Fort Benning, Georgia. Died August 6, 1943, in North African area. JOHN H. HINKLE, Staff Sergeant, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address: Canute, Washita County. Mrs. Mattie Theresa Hinkle, l Mother, 716 West 3rd St., E k City. Born January 19, 1918. Enlisted November 1, 1939. Member of Methodist Church. Died January 19, 1942, in airplane crash, near Cordell, Oklahoma. H W L D S. HIRSCHI, Private, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County. M s A. G. Hirschi, Mother, r. 1124 North Hudson, Oklahoma City. Born November 24, 1912. Enlisted October, 1940. Graduated 'University of Oklahoma, 1935 (B. A ) . Served with the 19th Bomber Group. Taken prisoner by the enemy a t the fall of Bataan. Died July 9, 1943, of pellagra in Japanese prison camp, as reported by Red Cross, Philippine Islande. JESS HOLT, Private, U. S. Army. Home address: Mnldrow, Sequoyah County. James Eagle, Step-father, Rt. 4, Muldrow. Born August 6, 1920. Enlisted June 19, 1942. Died July 12, 1943, in North African area.

JEWELL R. HUGHES, Private, U S. Army. Home address: Ben. r. e nington, Bryan County. M s May Hughes, Mother, Rt. 1, Bton. Born April 1, 1920. Enlisted January 12, 1942. Member of Methodist Church. Sailed for Australia April 19, 1942. Died December 1 1942, in action, New Guinea, the Netherlands Indies. , TINK J. HUGHES, Staff Sergeant, U. S. Army Air Corpa Home address: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County. Mr. and Mrs. 0. C. Hughes, Parents, 612 S. E. 32nd St., Oklahoma City. Born August 23, 1913. Enlisted June 2, 1942. Decoration : Order of the Purple Heart. Died June 13, 1943, in the Battle of Kid, coast of Germany. NORMAN LOUIS HUMBLE, Private, First Class, Field Artillery, U. S. Army. Home address: Bristow, Creek County. V. R. Humble, Father, 620 East 3rd St., Bristow. Born December 21, 1922. Enlisted January 4th, 1940. Decoration : Order of the Purple Heart. Served in 32nd Field Artillery Battalion. Died July 20, 1943, in North African area. LETCHER WISEMAN HUNT, Private, First Class, U. S Marine . Corps Reserve. Home address : Leedey, Dewey County. Ethel Hunt, Mother, Leedey. Born April 5, 1920. Enlisted October 4, 1941. Decorations : American Defense Service Medal ;; Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal; ;Order of the Purple Heart awarded posthumously. Graduated Liberty Center High School, Leedey. An outstanding athlete during his school days. Served in 152nd Platoon, Marine Corps. The Captain of Marine Corps Unit 830 wrote of him : "He died as he lived, bravely and courageously and he left us an inspiring example of a man serving his God and his country." Died January 15, 1943, in action on the field of battle, Guadalcanal. PAUL GIBSON HUNT, Staff Sergeant, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address: Ryan, Jefferson County. Mr. and M s George W. r. Hunt, Parents, Ryan. Born August 5, 1924. Enlisted August 26, 1942. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Member of Methodist Church. Graduated Ryan High School. Star tennis player and athlete. Served as gunner on B-17 bomber. Died June 13, 1943, in the Battle of Kiel, coast of Germany. GEORGE N. IVEN, Seaman, Second Class, U. S. Navy. Home address: Enid, Garfield County. Charles P. Iven, Father, Enid. Born December 24, 1924. Enlisted August 13, 1942. Up for promotion to First Class Seamha. Died November 15, 1942, in action aboard the U.S.S. 8026th Dakota, Solomon Islands. HARRAL HUGH JACKS, Second Lieutenant, U. S. Army Ah Corps. Home address: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County. Mra. 3 L. Hawk, Mother, 801 S. E. 33rd S t , Oklahoma City. Born . February 5, 1920. Enlisted May, 1942. Enlisted in the Navy in 1937; aerved four years, given honorable discharge and enlisted in the Army Air Corps. The Major commanding 78 Troop Camer

Squadron stated : "Harral was a fine officer and a first rate Pilot. Was admired snd respected by his superior officers and the men who served under him." Died July 27, 1943, in airplane cnrsh, near Fayetteville, North Carolina, OLAN DUANE JACOBS, Private, First Class, U. S. Army. Home address: Perkins, Payne County. Noel Jacobs, Father, Rt. 2, PerBins. Born February 28, 1920. Enlisted January 12, 1942. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. I n writing about him, his Captain said, "A finer example of a fighting h e r i c a n never lived. " Died November 30, 1942, in New Guinea, the Netherlands Indies.
WARREN GOULDEN JOHNSTON, Radioman, Second Class, U. S. Naval Air Corps. Home address: Gray, Tulsa County. Mrs. Agnes F. Johnston, Mother, Gray. Born August 12, 1913. Enlisted December 5, 1939. Enlisted in U. S. Marine Corps, 1934, served four years, and honorably discharged. Attended Oklahoma A. & M. College, Stillwater. Died December 17, 1941, near Elizabeth City, North Carolina. CARROLL W. JONES, Aviation Cadet, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address : Okemah, Okfuskee County. Mrs. Carroll Wesley Jones, Sr., Mother, Okemah, Oklahoma. Born February 14, 1921. Enlisted February 3, 1941. Attended School of Geology, the University of Oklahoma, 1938-1941. Member of National Guard, 193839. Flight training a t Vernon, Texas. Died February 28, 1942, in airplane crash, vicinity of Waukomis, Oklahoma. KENNETH H. JONES, Second Lieutenant, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address: Alva, Woods County. Mrs. Annie M. Jones, Mother, 1 720 First St., Alva. Born May 27, 1919. Enlisted January 1 , 1942. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Received training a t Ellington Field and Albuquerque Air Base, New Mexico. Commissioned at Albuquerque, June 13, 1942. Served as bombardier. Died November 18, 1942, in Western European area. DARREL C. JORDON, Second Lieutenant, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address: Bristow, Creek County. Prentice Jordon, Father, 247 West 9th St., Bristow. Born May 23, 1919. Enlisted January 5, 1942. Awarded Panama Canal Service Medal. Received his wings and commissioned November 10, 1942, a t Foster Field, Victoria, Texas. Served in Panama f o January 2 to July 7, 1943; in rm Pacific area August 1 to September 14, 1943. Died September 14, 1943, in Southwest Pacific. CECIL R. KENNEDY, Staff Sergeant, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address: Lawton, Comanche County. Luther B. Kennedy, Father, 910 South 9th St., Lawton. Born December 4, 1916. Enlisted October, 1940. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Graduated Indiahoma High School, Indiahoma, 1934, and from Cameron

State School of Agriculture, Lawton, 1936. Served as radio technician in 16th Observation Squadron. Died November 9, 1942, dming invasion pf North Africa, at Fedela, French North Africa.

ROBERT L. KENREIGH, Technical Sergeant, U. S. h y Air Corps. Home address: Vinita, Craig County. Henry J. Kenreigh, Brother, 1609 Barker, Lawrence, Kansas. Born December 6, 1919. Enlisted March 23, 1942. Awarded Citation of Honor. Served as aerial engineer and gunner. Died August 9, 1943, somewhere in England. JOHN FRANKLIN KIRBY, Second Lieutenant, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address: Stillwater, Pape County. J. A. =by, Father, 120 South H St., Porterville, California. Born December 4, 1919. Enlisted December 26, 1941. Graduated Oklahoma A. & M. College, Stillwater, 1941. Graduated in meteorology, Chanute Field, Illinois; retained as instructor. Transferred to Air Corps and received primary training a8 Aviation Cadet, Santa Ana, California. Received wings and commission, January 4, 1943. Trained as bomber pilot, Colorado Springs, Colorado; sent to Portland, Oregon, April, 1943, serving as bomber pilot and commander of his crew. Died May 10, 1943, bomber crash, in routine flight, Sprague, Washington. Home address: REINHOLD U. KLATT, Private, U. S. Army. Crescent, Logan County. Mr. and Mrs. Albert R. Klatt, Parents, Crescent. Born July 11, 1907. Enlisted July 2, 1942. Injured in training. Died March 16, 1943, Fitzsimmons General Hospital, Denver, Colorado.

ABNER KNIGHT, Private, U. S. Army. Home address: Pawhuska, Osage County. Mrs. Lillie Denton, Mother, Pawhuska.. Born May 13, 1913. Enlisted April 1, 1942. Died April 5, 1942, from injuries, near Cyril, Oklahoma.
MILES VICTOR KNIZEK, Corporal, Field Artillery, U. S. h m y . Home address: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County. J. W. Knizek, Father, 1622 Euclid, Oklahoma City. Born March 27, 1922. Enlisted September 16, 1940. Decoration: Order of the Purple H a r t . His expressed wish (July 19, 1943) was to finish "this job" within the year and to return to the States to complete his education. Died July 23, 1943, in North African area. JERALD LAUGHLIN, Seaman, First Class, U. S. Naval Air Corps. Home address: Ada, Pontotoc County. Mrs. Bertha Laughlin, Mother, 830 West 13th St., Ada. Born December 18, 1922. Enlisted March 18, 1942. Member of First Baptist Church, Ada. Attended Ada High School. Stationed at Naval Air Station, San Diego, California Served as gunner on service aircraft. Died December 5, 1942, in airplane crash, in line of duty operating formation at sea.

R O W LEOAKO,Technical Sergeant, Field Artillery, U. S. Army. Mrs. Helen Legako, Home address: Wellston, Lincoln County. Mother, Wellston. Born June 14, 1912. Enlisted August 1, 1935. Decoration : Order of the Purple Heart. Served in heavy field artillery. Mortally wounded in Sicily. This tribute was made to him: "He was born on Flag Day and thirty-one years later went out of this world fighting so that the same 'Old Glory' could continue to wave over his loved ones and his country. " Died August 6, 1943, in the North African area. VIRGIL C. LEITNER, Private, U. S. Army. Home address: Kingfisher, Kingfisher County. Mrs. Clarence Leitner, Mother, Icingfisher. Born February 22, 1909. Enlisted May 2, 1942. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Served in Company F, 49th Armored Infantry Regiment. Made invasion i t North Africa with no American forces on October 5, 1942. Died March 27, 1943, in North African area MERLE LONG, Private, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address: Piedmont, Canadian County. M. F. Long, Father, Piedmont. Born January 8, 1920. Enlisted December 18, 1941. Served one year with the 45th Division before enlisting in the air corps. Died September 18, 1942, somewhere in England. HERBERT RODDY LUCY, Chief Water Tender, U. S. Navy. Home address: Quapaw, Ottawa County. Mrs. Elizabeth Hall Lucy, Wife, Quapaw. Born August 1, 1908. Enlisted October, 1939. Decorations: Navy Good Conduct Medal; Yangtze Service Medal. First enlisted in August, 1929, and after serving two enlistments, was out of the service two years. Died January 23, 1942, on board the oil tanker, U.S.S. Neches. CARL J. LUTE, Private, First Class, U. S. Army. Home address: Orlando, Logan County. Evert A. Lute, Brother, Orlando. Born January 25, 1912. Enlisted January 20, 1940. Served with the 45th Division. Died July 16, 1943, in North African area from wounds received during action in Sicily. ORAN McCAIN, Captain, Field Artillery, U. S. Army. Home address: Tulsa,,Tulsa County. Mrs. Bernace McCain, Mother, Nowata. Decorations : Born July 21, 1907. Enlisted : September, 1940. Order of the Purple Heart ; Silver Star, awarded posthumously. Graduated from School of Law, University of Oklahoma, Norman, 1932. Served as City Attorney, Tulsa. Member Oklahoma National Guard. Called into active service September, 1940. Served with 160th Field Artillery, 45th Division, landing with the 5th A r m y at Salerno and advancing toward the enemy position in face of continual machine gun and tank fire. His citation for the Silver Star stated, "His courage and selfless devotion to duty reflect the high ideals of the military service." Mortally wounded in the Battle of Salerno. Died September 11, 1943, in Italy.

JACK D. McDUFFEY, Aviation Cadet, U. S. h y Air Corps Home address: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Connty. Mrs. Claude C . McDuffey, Mother, 1013 N. E. 14th St., Oklahoma City. Born OCtober 8, 1921. Enlisted September 8, 1942. Wings awarded poethumously. Member Frt Christian Chnrch, Oklahoma City. At+ is tended Central High School, Oklahoma City; graduated Kemper Military Academy, Booneville, Missouri ; attended University of Oklahoma, Norman, 1939-40; attended Oklahoma City University, one year as aviation student. Received primary flight tr8hing for the Air Corps in Arizona. Died October 13, 1943, airplane crash, Basic Training Field, Pecos, Texas. ALVIN McINTOSH, Private, U. 8. Army. Home address: Ringold, McCurtain County. Mr. and Mrs. B. M. McIntosh, Parents, Ringold. Born September 11, 1918. Enlisted February 5, 1942. Trained in E'irst Special Training Company, Camp Walters, Texas. Died J ~ u 29, 1943, in train wreck, North African area. LEWIS D. McSWAIN, Private, U. S. Army. Home address: Ravia, Johnaton County. Mrs. Nettie B. McSwain, Mother, Ravia. Born November 4, 1921. Enlisted November 2, 1942. Awarded Sharpshooter Medal. Served in Company L, 15th Infantry. Ordered to 1 service oversea February 8, 1943. Died July 1 , 1943, in North African area. GORDON CLYDE MILLER, Second Lieutenant, U. 9. Army b i r Corps. Home addreas: Elmer, Jackson County. Mrs. Luther MUer, 1 Rt. 1, Elmer. Born September 17, 1917. Enlisted August 1 , 1942. Graduated from Elmer-Hess School, 1936. Received wings and commissioned at Luke Field, Arizona, May 20, 1943. Served as Pilot with 228th Fighter Group. Died June 12, 1943, in airplane accident, Mills Field, San Francisco, California. WILLIAM HARRISON MILLS, Private, First Class, U. S. A m y il, Air Corps. Home address: Marlow, Stephens County. W. E. M l s Father, 714 West Cheyenne St., Marlow. Born February 26, 1923. Enlisted March 24, 1943. Died September 3, 1943, of pneumonia, Lincoln Air Base Hospital, Lincoln, Nebraska. ELVIN ("E") MITCHELL, Gunner's Mate, First Class, U. S. Navy. Home address: Stratford, Garvin County. Mr. and Mrs. L. T Mitchell, Parents, Stratford. Born December 12, 1918. En. listed April 3, 1939. Died August 9, 1942, on G u a d a l c d JAMES HAROLD MONTGOMERY, Private, First Class, U. 8. A m y Air Corps. Home address: Pads Valley, Gamin County. Mrs. Orpha Montgomery, Mother, 105 Choctaw, Pads Valley. Born October 7, 1919. Enlisted April 8, 1942. Awarded medal for expeFt rifle and machine gun fire. A lake in Northern Nebraska named "Harold Montgomery," panthomody, "as a lasting memoriam to a man who knew not the meaning of fear." Received initial train-

ing a t Camp Roberts, California, qualified as a parachutist, -and transferred to Fort Benning, Georgia, winning his wings September 6, 1942. Served as gunner in Parachute Infantry. Participated in t a c t i d problem with his batwion, which called for the difficult feat of crossing the raging Uchee Creek in Alabama. He jumped with 45 pound gun, made a perfect landing, t e attempted to cross hn the creek. Died January 1 , 1943, by drowning in Uchee Creek, in 1 vicinity of Fort B, e * Georgia. AIBERT L MORROW, Private, First Class, U. S. Army. Home . address: Arcadia, Oklahoma County. Mrs. Mary E. Morrow, Mother, Arcadia. Born October 21, 1906. Enlisted January 7, 1942. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Serving in Sicily July 16, 1943. Died July 19, 1943, in North African area.

JAMES RICHARD MUSGROVE,Seaman, Third Class, U. S.Navy. Home address: Ralston, Pawnee County. B. P. Musgrove, Father, Ralston. Born August 9, 1925. Enlisted JuIy 14, 1942. Died June 16, 1943, near New South Wales, Australia. Burial in U. S. Armed Forces Section, Rookwood Cemetery, New South Wales, Australia. ALFRED NAIFEH, Lieutenant, Junior Grade, U. 8.Naval Reserve. Home address : Norman, Cleveland County. Mrs. Rathia Naifeh, Mother, 601 East Boyd, Norman. Born January 5, 1915. Enlisted July 5, 1941. Decorations : Navy and Marine Corps Medal and the Order of the Purple Heart awarded posthumously. The U.S.S. Naifeh, Destroyer Escort Vessel, named in his honor February 29, 1944, at Orange, Texas. Graduated from the University of Oklahoma, Norman, 1937 (B.A.) and 1940 (LLB.) Awarded a Cook Fellowship at the School of Law, University of Michigan, receiving the LL-M. degree in 1941. Member of the Oklahoma Bar Association, American Bar Association, Phi Beta Kappa Fraternity, and Order of the Coif. Serving as law clerk to Judge of U. S. Circuit Court of Appeals of the 10th Judicial District when called to active duty in the war. Attached to the U.S.S. Meredith. Died October 16, 1942, in action, in Battle of the Solomon Islands.

WAYLBND 0. NASH, Staff Sergeant, U. S. Army. Home address : Hugo, Choctaw County. Mr. and Mra Homer Nash, Parents, 601 East Jefferson, Hugo. Born January 16, 1923. Enlisted September 16, 1940. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Member of the Baptist Church. Served in Cannon Company, 180th Infantry, 45th Division. Died July 16, 1943, in Sicily. MERRILL E. NAVE, Sergeant, U. S. Army. Home address: Edmond, Oklahoma County. . Mrs. DeUa Harris, Sister, Rt. 1, Edmond. Born November 21, 1921. Enlisted January 21, 1942. Graduated Central High School, Oklahoma City. Served as Tank Commander, Armored Force Division. Died July 26, 1943, on maneuvers, Buffalo Valley, Tenne88ee.

WILSON B. NEAb, S a f Sergeant, U. S. Army Air Corpa Home tf address: Duncan, Stephens County. W. H. Neal, Father, Duncan. Born July 10, 1916. Enligted January 19, 1942. h i v e d service ribbons in England. Served as aerial photographer. Died September 12, 1943, in England. LEON ("BILL") ORMAND, Private, U. S. Army. Home address:
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. L. E. Ormand, Father, 709 North Lee, Oklahoma City. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Born October 5, 1916. Enlisted September, 1940. Served in Company A, 179th Infantry, 45th Division. Died July 15, 1943, in action, in Italy. CHARLES HARLAN PARKEP, First Lieutenant, U. S. Army Air r. Corps. Home address : Vinson, Harmon County. M s C. W. Parkey, Mother, 1 1 N. Louisiana St., Mangum. Born January 15, 1918. 1 Enlisted April 1 1941. Died January 29, 1943, in airplane crash, , in line of duty, Wright Field, Dayton, Ohio.

JACK PEBWORTH, Second Lieutenant, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County. M k . Beulah Pebworth, Mother, 1635 West 10th St., Oklahoma City. Born April
20, 1918. Enlisted October 2, 1941. Decorations: Order of the Purple Heart ; Distinguished Flying Cross, awarded posthumously. Attended Goodland Indian School, Goodland, and Murray State School of Agriculture, Tishomingo. Received wings and commission at Luke Field, Arizona, in April, 1942. Active duty in Alaska, seming as Pilot of B-26 bomber. Afternoon of October 16, 1942, in a position of responsibility in command of formation of six B-26 bombers, which intercepted and helped to sink two Japanese destroyers fifty miles northwest of Kish Harbor, Aleutian Islands. Died October 16, 1942, in action, airplane crash under enemy fire, off Kislca Island, Aleutian Islands. CHaRLES W. PEERY, Chief Cook, U. S. Marine Corps. Home address: Enid, Garfield County. Mr. and Mrs. Charles T. Peery, Parents, 724 West Pine, Enid. Born September 12, 1911. Enlisted September 2, 1940. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Died September 14, 1942, in Guadalcanal. PARIS E. PERSWELL, JR., First Lieutenant, U. S. Army. Home address: Chandler, Lincoln County. Paris E. Perswell, Father, Chandler. Born May 5, 1920. Enlisted May 14, 1942. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Graduated Oklahoma A. & M. College, Stillwater, June, 1942. Active duty June 2, 1942. First stationed at Camp Robinson, Arkansas. Served with Company A, 26th Infantry, Fighting 1st Division. Left for overseas duty October, 1942. Stationed in England, later at Gibraltar, and landed with first contingent at Oran, Africa. Wounded in action and five weeks later returned to the battle front. Died April 28, 1943, in action, North African area

EDMUND ERNEST PETERS, Sergeant, U. S. Army. Home address: Bessie, Washita County. Ferd Peters, Father, Bessie. Born August 5, 1915. E l s e January 16, 1942. Decoration: Order of nitd the Purple Heart. Died November 9, 1942, in action, coast of Morroco, North Africa.
FREDDIE WILSON POGUE, Gunner's M t , Third Class, U. S. ae Navy. Home address: Springer, Carter County. M s Pearl Pogue, r. Mother, 2517 South Walker, Oklahoma City. Born March 17, 1918. Enlisted October 22, 1940. Member of Baptist Church. Served on U.S.S. Brooklyn. Assigned to U.S.S. Juneuu in February, 1942. Died November 13, 1942, in action, Guadalcanal. RAYMOND B .POST, Sergeant, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address: Kingfisher, Kingfisher County. W. B. Post, Father, Kingfisher. Born November 1 , 1921. Enlisted September 8, 1942. Died 1 June 15, 1943, in bomber collision, near Alamogordo, New Mexico. BARNEY POTTS, Private, U. S. Army. Home address: Durant, Bryan County. Mrs. Mary Potts, Wife, 1123 West Texas St., Durant. Born July 29, 1923. Enlisted September, 1940. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Attended High School, Durant. Served in Company E, 180th Infantry, 45th Division. Died July 10, 1943, in Sicily. J O H N EDMOND POWELL, First Lieutenant, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address: Holdenville, Hughes County. M s W. G. r. Powell, Mother, 309 North Oak, Holdenville. Born December 4, 1918. Enlisted June 1, 1941. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Died October 2, 1942, in Central Pacific.
FRANK H. PULLEY, Second Lieutenant, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address: Red Oak, Latimer County. W. J. Pulley, Father, Red Oak. Born April 22, 1918. Enlisted July 30, 1940. Graduated Red Oak High School. Attended Central State College, Edmond, and member of first class in civilian pilot training, 1939. Received wings at Kelly Field, March, 1941. Assigned to Selfridge Field, Michigan, for tactical training as combat pilot. Appointed flight commander March 9, 1942, to be commissioned as first lieutenant in another week. Died March 10, 1942, in airplane crash, Meridian, Mississippi.

WILLIAM E. PYLAND, Private, First Class, U. S. Army. Home address: Talihina, Le Flore County. M s Olga Pyland, Mother, r. Talihina. Born April 4, 1918. Enlisted January 14, 1941. Decoration : Order of the Purple Heart awarded posthumously. Graduated Talihina High School, 1938. Star athlete. Served in Company K, 179th Infantry, 45th Division. Died July 14,1943, in North African area.

DEWEY H. SAMPSON, Sergeant, U. S. Army. Home ad-:

Checotcrh, McIntosh County. A. B. Sampson, Brother, 704 North J St., Muskogee. Born June 10, 1899. Enlisted September 16, 1940. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart awarded posthumonsly. Served in World War I with 42nd (Rainbow) Division in France and the Army of Occupation in Germany; in World War I1 with Company A, 180th Infantry, 45th Division. Died July 17, 1943, from wounds, in North African area. H. a. SBRRELS, JR., Staff Sergeant, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address : Sayre, Beckham County. H. G. Sarrels, Sr., Father, Sayre. Born February 27, 1919. Enlisted December 12, 1939. Died September 7, 1942, San Juan, Puerto Rico. TED HARRY SCROGGINS, Aviation Radioman, Second Class, U. 8. Naval Air Corps. Home address: Spavinaw, Mayes County. Buy William Scroggins, Father, Spavinaw. Born September 13, 1918. Enlisted December 6, 1929. Decoration: Air Medal. Died June 15, 1942, Kiska Harbor, Aleutian Islands. HARLEY B. SEATON, Private, U. S. Marine Corps. Home address: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County. Mrs. Esther M. Seaton, Mother, 611 North Robinson St., Oklahoma City. Born March 19, 1925. Enlisted July 20, 1942. Served in 1st Marine Raider Battalion. Died July 10, 1943, in New Georgia, Solomon Islands. NYAL M. SELBY, Corporal, U. S. Marines. Home address: Skiatook, Osage County. Mrs. Annie Selby, Mother, Springdale, Arkansas. Born December 27, 1919. Enlisted January 3, 1940. Died about May 6, 1942, in Philippine Islands, as reported July 1, 1943, by an American officer (prisoner of war) in Philippine Islands. JACK ALLEN SELLERS, Staff Sergeant, U. S. Air Corps. Home address : Holdenville, Hughes County. Johnny Sellers, Father, 617 North Hinkley, Holdenville. Born November 24, 1922. Enlisted December 10, 1941. Served as radio operator on bomber. Died October 1, 1943, in B-24 bomber crash, E k California. l, W. ROBERT SHOFFSTBLL, Private, First Class, U. S. Marine Corps. Home address: Tulsa, Tulsa County. Mrs. Webster J. Shoffstall, Mother, 1908 South Florence, Tulsa. Born August 7, 1921. Enlisted October 1 , 1939. Graduated Central High School, 1 Tulsa, 1939. After two years' service in Shanghai, China, was evacuated to Manila area, Philippine Islands. Died May 6, 1942, in the Philippine Islands. LOUIA J. SHEELEY, Sergeant, U. S. Army. Home address: Hartr. shorne, Pittsburg County. M s Tommie L. Sheeley, Mother, Hartshorne. Born January 4, 1921. Enlisted January, 1940. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart awarded posthumously. Served in 180th Infantry, 45th Division. Died July 16, 1943, aboard a hospital ship in North African area and buried at sea

ELMO S. SHELBY, Second Lieutenant, U. S. Army Air CorpsHome address :Chickasha, h d y County. M s Iona J. Shelby, Wife, r. 312 S. W. 23rd St., Oklahoma City. Born October 2, 1917. E l s e nitd November 1, 1941. Graduated Central State College, Edmond. Wounded in action February 5, 1943. Died February 7, 1943, in North African area. JACOBS 0. SKAGGS, Corporal, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address: Oilton, Creek County. Mr. and M s Jacob 0. Skaggs, Sr., r. Parents, Oilton. Born July 16, 1914. Enlisted January 3, 1942. Had served in armed forces enlisting first time September 19, 1940. Decoration: Asiatic Service Medal. Member Methodist Church. Graduated Oilton High School. Died June 14, 1943, i action, South n Pacific area. JAMES L. STILES, Private, First Class, U. S. Army. Home address: Fairview, Major County. Mrs. and Mrs. Vircho Stiles, Parents, Rt. 2 West, Fairview. Born November 4, 1919. Enlisted January 9, 1942. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart awarded posthumously. Died December 18, 1942, in action, Southwest Pacific area. EVAN DALE STEPHENS, Seaman, Second Class, U. S. Navy. Home address: Crescent, Logan County. Mr. and M s W. J. Ster. phens, Parents, Crescent. Born July 4, 1922. Enlisted January, 1942. Senior in High School. Served on board U.S.S. Quincy. Died August 10, 1942, in action, Savo Island, Southwest Pacific. ROBERT THOMAS STOUT, Fire-controlman, Third Class, U. 8. Navy. Home address: El Reno, Canadian County. M s Manly r. Johnson, Aunt, 816 South Bickford, E l Reno. Born February 27, 1920. Enlisted February 14, 1939. Member crew U.S.S. Oklahoma. Died December 7, 1941, Pearl Harbor, Territory of Hawaii. FLOYD E. TBLLEY, Private, U. S. Army. Home address: Marlom, r. Stephens County. M s Edna M. Talley, Mother, Marlow. Born January 24, 1920. Enlisted September 24, 1940. Died July 10, 1943, in Sicily. i THOMAS EDGAR THARP, Corporal, U. S. Army A r Corps. Home address: Reed, Greer County. Mr. and Mrs. T. L. Tharp, Parents, Rt. 2, Reed. Born December 26, 1921. Enlisted December 26, 1941. Serwd as Technician, 5th Grade, 927 Signal Corps. Wounded April 21, 1943. Died April 23, 1943, in North African area. LEE E. TOLLE, Private, U. S. Army. Home address : Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County. F. A. Tolle, Father, 2320 N. W. 27th St., Oklahoma City. Born May 15, 1921. Enlisted July 13, 1942. Graduated Classen High School, Oklahoma City, 1940; attended Bilk, Business College, Oklahoma City. Employed in Panama Canal Service, Washington, D. C., before enlistment. Attached to Headquartem

Company, Headquarters Communication Zone, Desert Training Center, Banning, California. Died September 6, 1943, in Desert Training Center, Banning, California.
Home address: Bristow, Creek County. Mr. and Mrs. Fred A. Trask, Parents, BFistow. Born January 22, 1921. Enlisted August 2, 1941. W s commended for services performed outside of his line a of duty. Served as aerologist eleven months overseas in Southwest Pacific, and returned to the States to recuperate from tropical &eases. Died October 5, 1943, near Bakersfield, California.

VEBNON A. TRASK, Technical Sergeant, U. S. Marine Corps.

ROY B. TURNHAM, Sergeant, U. S. Army. Home address: W a g oner, Wagoner County. Mr. and M s Walter Turnham, Parents, r. Wagoner. Born May 10,1919. Enlisted September 16,1940. Served in Company A, 180th Infantry, 45th Division. Died September 21, 1943, in action in Italy. E. D. WALBORN, First Lieutenant, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address: Enid, Garfield County. Mr. and Mrs. E. M. Walborn, Parents, 928 East Maple, Enid. Born December 14, 1921. Enlisted -May 17, 1942. Member Bethany Evangelical Church, Enid. Graduated Enid High School, 1939. Attended University of Oklahoma, Norman, two years. Received preflight training at Kelly Field, primary training at Stamford Flying School, basic training at Perrin Field, Texas. Received wings and commission at Ellington Field, Houston, Texas, January 14, 1943. Test pilot a t the Beech Craft Airplane Company, Wichita, Kansas. Transferred to Martin-Ne braska Aircraft Plant, Omaha, Nebraska, serving as test pilot of U. S. Air Forces and, also, as operation officer, having charge of all local and transit aircrafts. Commissioned first lieutenant August 10, 1943. Took special course in weights and balances at Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut. His superior officer said of him, "Lieutenant E. D. Walborn is more to me than an officer, he is a personal friend and an excellent pilot." Died September 22, 1943, in accident with the airplane under test, Omaha, Nebraska.
JOHN FRANCIS WALD, First Lieutenant, U. S. Army. Home address: Lone Wolf, Kiowa County. M s John F. Wald, Mother, r. Lone Wolf. Born June 20, 1913. Enlisted July, 1940. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart, awarded posthumously. Graduated Lone Wolf High School, winning the American Legion award medal "for scholarship, honesty, courage, friendship and loyalty. " Graduated Oklahoma A. & M. College, 1939. Served in Quartermaster corps and was recommended for promotion to captain. Died June 3, 1943, from wounda during the bombing of Dutch Harbor, Aleutian Islands. WILLIAM H. WUKER, Sergeant, U 8. Army. Home address: . Enid, Garfield County. Mra MaFgmt E. Walker, Mother, 1030

East Cherokee, Enid. Born January 22, 1916. Enlisted January 3, 1941. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart awarded post-

humously. Died July 15, 1943, from wounds received in action during the invasion of Sicily, North African area. ROLAND HENRY WARREN, JR., Machinist Mate, First Class, U. S. Navy. Home address: Whitefield, Haskell County. M s Ruth r. Warren, Mother, Whitefield. Born December 4, 1909. Enlisted May 15, 1934. Enlisted and served in U. S. Army from January 24, 1931, to January 23, 1934. Expert in rifle bayonet and auto rifle fire. Commended for "zeal, fidelity and obedience. " Died February 16, 1942, in Manila, Philippine Islands. RONALD E. WMSON, Private, U. S. Army. Home address; r. Mounds, Creek County. M s Naomi Askew Wasson, Wife, Mounds. Born November 18, 1912. Enlisted September 16, 1940. Decoration : Order of the Purple Heart. Expert rifleman. Served with Company E, 179th Infantry. Died July 14, 1943, in action in North Africa. ROY WATKINS, Private, First Class, U. S. Army. Home address: St. Louis, Pottawatomie County. M s Helen Weger, Aunt, Wink, r. Texas. Born April 28, 1919. Enlisted June 21, 1940. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Had served three years in the U. S. Army prior to his last enlistment. Served in Company B, 31st Infantry. Commended as a "gallant soldier" by General G. C. Eiarshall. Died January 24, 1942, in the Philippine Islands.
GLENN E. WEBB, Staff Sergeant, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address: Wetumka, Hughes County. Mrs. Itow E. Webb, Mother, Wetumka. Born January 23, 1922. Enlisted September 16, 1940. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Died October 16, 1942, in Southwest P a dic area. PRESTON WEST WHEELER, Staff Sergeant, U. S. Army -4ir Corps. Home address : Muskogee, Muskogee County. Nettie Wheeler, Sister, 410 North 13th, Muskogee. Born May 10, 1912. Enlisted April 7, 1942. Trained in radio for the air corps, Scott Field, Jllinois ; transferred to gunnery school a t Harlingen, Texaa, developing h:to expert shot. Received wings and promoted to rank of sergeant in October, 1942, Harlingen, Texas. Died February 3, 1943, in bomber crash, Army Air Base, Sioux City, Iowa. DONALD ROY WHIPPLE, Second Lieutenant, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address: Blackwell, Kay County. M s Opal W. r. Whipple, Mother, 101 North 7th, Ponca City. Born November 9, 1915. Enlisted September, 1940. Received wings and commission a t Brooks Field, April 25, 1941. Died April 12, 1942, Nigeria, Africa. CLYDE RICEURD WILLIAMS, Musician, Second Class, U. 8 . Navy. Home address: OInndgee, O$mnl@% County. Richard B.

Williams, Jr., Father, 1006 Griffin Ave., Okmnlgee. Born September 25, 1922. Enlisted November 27, 1940. Graduated Obnlgee High School, 1940. Member Okmulgee High School Band six years. Awarded medal in marksmanship in Citizens Military Training Corps, Fort Sill, Oklahoma, 1940. Entered Navy School of Music, Washington, D. C., December 20, 1940, graduating May 23, 1941, with a major in music. Was the only member from Oklahoma of the twenty piece U. S. Navy band which boarded and became part of the crew of the U.S.S. Arizona. This band was judged champion band of the Pacific fleet and awarded the "Arizona Trophy." His battle station was ammunition passer. Died December 7, 1941, in action on board the U.S.S. Arizona, with aU members of the Arizona band passing ammunition in the ship's magazine, Pearl Harbor, Territory of Hawaii. MARVIN D. WILLIBMS, Corporal, U. S. Army. Home addrea: Frederick, Tillman County. M s L. D. Williams, Foster Mother, r. Frederick. Born March 6, 1917. Enlisted March, 1940. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Graduated Frederick High School, 1 1936. Served as technician in infantry. Wounded August 1 , 1943, in action in Sicily. Died August 17, 1943, in Sicily.

HsRVEY D. WILLIAMSON, Private, First Class, U. S. Army. Home address: Stigler, Haskell County. Bernard C. Williamson, Father, Rt. 2, Stigler. Born September 6, 1916. Enlisted April 14, 1941. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Died April 24, 1942, Bataan, Philippine Islands. ALVIN W. WILLIS, First Lieutenant, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address: Olustee, Jackson County. M s Mertie E. Willis, r. Mother, Olustee. Born January 19, 1919. Enlisted August 15, 1941. Died October 19, 1943, in airplane crash (near Manzanola), flight twin engine training plane from Air Field, La Junta, Colorado.
HAROLD WILLSIE, Major, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address: Asher, Pottawatomie County, M s W. H. Willsie, Mother, r. Asher. Born September 18, 1915. Enlisted October 18, 1935. Decorations: Silver Star; Order of the Purple Heart. Attended Asher High School; St. Gregory's College, Shawnee, two years; Central State College, Edmond, Oklahoma, and Sul Ross Teachers' College, Texas. Left United States August 10, 1942, in commaad of flight of bombers to Australia. Died August 26, 1942, Mlilne Bay, New Guinea. JAMES F. WILSON, Second Lieutenant, U. S. Army Air Corpa Home address: Altus, Jackson County. Mr. and Mrs. T. H. Wilson, Rt. 2, Altus. Born November 21, 1917. Enlisted November, 1939. Reported first from Jackson County to give his life in the service of his country, World War 11. Died April 29, 1942, Kodialr Island, Alaska.

JACK S. WOOD, Private, First Class, U S. Marine Corps. Horn4 . address: Poteau, Le Flore County. J a y C. Wood, Father, Rocksprings, Wyoming. Born August 13, 1918. Enlisted February 2, 1942. Decorations: Order of the Purple Heart awarded posthumously; also, will receive Asiatic-Pacific Service Medal. Member of Congregational Church. Active Bidon and member of Demolay. Died October 22, 1942, Guadalcanal. HAROLD B. WRIGHT, Colonel, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address : Calvin, Hughes County. Luther C. Wright, Father, Calvin. Born July 1, 1913. Graduated U. S. Military Academy, West Point, June 12, 1937. P r e v i o d y had attended Oklahoma Military Academy, Claremore, and University of Oklahoma, Norman. Assigned to Air Corps Flying School for advanced pursuit course ; received wings Kelly Field, Texas, 1938. Sailed for overseas duty in January, 1942, and served in Australia. From thence went to India in March, 1942, attached to the 10th U. S. Air Force, C. B. I Theater, . New Delhi; soon made Assistant Chief of Staff, (3-2, a position that he held until August 3, 1943, when he was given a special mission British newspaper pubof great importance. The C. B. I. Rou~tdup, lished at New Delhi (September 16, 1943) stated: "Wright, 30 years old, was one of the youngest full colonels in the Army a n d one of the most popular and efficient officers of the Theater." Died September 7, 1943, in airplane crash, Accra, British West Africa.

OKLAHOMA WAR MEMORIAL-WORLD WAR I1
Part III*

CLIFFORD A. BLDRICH, Sergeant, U. S. Army. Home address: r. . Okay, Wagoner County. Mr. and M s L L. Aldrich, Parents, Southeast of Wagoner. Born July 25, 1922. Enlisted September 16,1940. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart awarded posthumously. Member of Oklahoma National Guard, enlisted September 22, 1939. Served in 45th Division. Died July 14, 1943, in Sicily. GEORGE RAY ANDERSON, Fireman, Second Class, U. S. Navy. r. Home address : Apache, Caddo County. M s Laura Warner Anderson, Mother, 240 East Ave., Napa, California. Born December 16, 1921. Enlisted September 8, 1942. Trained at Diesel Engineering School, Houston, Texas, and completed training in New Orleana, Louisiana. Died November 6, 1943, in South Pacific. CLOYCE M. ARCHER, First Sergeant, U. S. Army. Home address: Okmulgee, Okmulgee County. Mrs. Sara H. Archer, Wife, 422 East 7th St., Okmulgee. Born October 25, 1918. Enlisted February 13, 1941. Served in 45th Division. Died October 15, 1943, in Italy. J. C. ATHEY, Corporal, U S. Army. Home address: Anadarko, . Caddo County. Mrs. Catherine Alice Athey, Wife, Apache. Born March 10, 1921. Enlisted September 16, 1940. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Member Oklahoma National Guard, enlisted September 25, 1939. Served as Technician, 5th Grade, 45th Division. Died July 16, 1943, in Italy.
Oklahoma War Memorial-World War II, Part I, was published in The ChronidGs, XXI (December, lW), and Part 1 , in XXII (Spring, 1944). Other 1 lists of biographies of those from Oklahoma who have died in the bervice in World Wai II will be published in future issues of this quarterly magazine.-Muriel H .
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VIRGIL R. AUTRY, S a f Sergeant, U. S. Army. Home address: tf Butler, Custer County. Mrs. M r F. Autry, Mother, Butler. Born ay March 12, 1917. Enlisted March, 1940. Served with Anti-tank Company. Died October 1 , 1943, in Italy. 1 VOYNE BAGGETT, Sergeant, U. S. Army. Home address: Strong City, Roger Mills County. Mrs. W. B. h e r , Sister, 1912 Howard St., Whittier, California. Born J~~ 23, 1915. Enlisted December 3, 1943. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Served as Communication Sergeant in 3rd Division. Made the invasion in November, 1942, into Africa, and lowered the first American flag to fly over Sicily. Died August 4, 1943, in Sicily. LONNIE BAKER, Private, First Class, U. S. Army. Home adr. dress: Yeager, Hughes County. M s Sarah A. Baker, Mother, Yeager. Born November 18, 1916. Enlisted January 6, 1942. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Served as a commando and was specially praised for his conrage, by his commanding officer. Died December 29, 1942, in New Guinea. CHARLEY BAILEY, Private, First Class, U. S. Army. Home address : Beggs, Okmulgee County. RRna Bailey, Mother, Rt. 2, Beggs. Born December 2, 1915. Enlisted June 15, 1941. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Died January 20, 1943, in Guadalcanal. HALLEY L. BAHNER, Private, First Class, U. S. h m y . Home address : Ardrnore, Carter County. Ralph Waldo Bahner, Father, Ardmore. Born lVLay 14, 1910. Enlisted May 4, 1942. Decoration: .Order of the Purple Heart. Graduated Plainview High School. Served with Headquarters Company. Died August 12, 1943, in North African area. GLENN (0. G.) BANE, Sergeant, U. S. Army Ar Corps. Home i address: Nash, Grant County. W. E. Bane, Uncle, Elgin, Oklahoma. Born October 22, 1906. Enlisted March, 1942. Served as mechanic with Fighter Squadron. Died September 24, 1943, Port Angeles, Washington. WILLIAM RAYMOND BARKER, Second Lieutenant, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address: Reed, Greer County. Mrs. Christine Brown Barker, Mother, Rt. 1, Reed. Born November 1, 1920. Enlisted October 13, 1940. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart awarded posthumously. Graduated, Valedictorian of his class, Reed High School, 1937 ; in student activities, was president of his junior and his senior class, president of Student Council, president of 4-H Club, winning first place in Oreer Connty in 4-H Club work for three years on his "Timely Topic." Attended Capitol Hill Junior College, Oklahoma City, and the University of Oklahoma, receiving appointment as flying cadet in his junior year. Commissioned at Stockton Field, California, May 29, 1941. Sailed for Australia on January 31, 1942, where he served with a Bombing Group. Mem-

orial service8 w r held a t Fife Bay, Papua, in Lawes College, May ee 3, 1942. Died April 24, 1942, when his B-25, medium bomber, ran out of fuel and was forced down, at Mullens Harbor, Papua, New Guinea. Buried, with pilot's seat as a head~tone, seashore, Papua, on New Guinea. SOMERS E. BARNETT, JR., First Lieutenant, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address: Ada, Pontotoc County. M s Somers E. Barr. nett, Sr., Mother 617 North Beard, Ada. Born November 17, 1915. Enlisted November 1, 1941. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Graduated Eufaula High School, Eufaula; Connors State Agricultural College, Warner; East Central College, Ada. Director of Music and Religious Education for Connell Baptist Church, Ft. Worth, Texas, three years while working on a master's degree at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Served as Navigator-bombardier in the air forces. Died December 19,1942, near Casablanca, in Northwest Africa. REUBEN WOODROW BAUUHMAN, Radioman, Third Class, U. S. Naval Air Corps. Home address: Geronimo, Comanche County. Lee A. Baughman, Father, Geronimo. Born August 1, 1925. Enlisted June 7, 1942. Honor student in High School sports. Trained in radio school and machine gunnery a t Jacksonville, Florida. Died June 18, 1943, in Panama Canal Zone. WILBURN S. BEARD, Staff Sergeant, U. S. Army. Home address: Atoka, Atoka County. Mrs. Luke Beard, Mother, Atoka. Born March 23, 1915. Enlisted September 16, 1940. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Member Oklahoma National Guard, enlisted May 1, 1936. Served in 45th Division. Died September 21, 1943, in North African area. EDGAR L. BELL, Private, First Class, U. S. Army. Home address: Moorewood, Custer County. Mrs. Lizzie E. Bell, Mother, Moorewood. Born September 7, 1919. Enlisted September 29, 1941. Decoration : Order of the Purple Heart. Died August 29, 1943, in New Guinea. DOYLE D. BERTRAM, Corporal, U. S. Army. Home address: Wagoner, Wagoner County. Mr. A. 8. Bertram, Father, Rt. 1, Wagoner. Born December 4, 1919. Enlisted January 13, 1941. Member First Baptist Church, Wagoner, baptised August, 1938. Served in 45th Division. Died July 14, 1943, in North African area. PAUL "RED BIRD" BITCHENEN, Private, U. S. Army. Home address : Watonga, Blaine Comty. Mrs. Blanche R. Bi tchenen, Wife, Watonga. Born July 7, 1908. Enlisted January 9, 1941. Credited by Lt. General Mark Clark, commander of the American Fifth Army in Italy, as the Oklahoma Indian who shouted, "Hi-yah, Christopher Columbus ! We're here to return that little visit, " when the American troops landed on the beach at Salerno, Italy. First CheyenneArapaho tribesman lost in World War 11. Died November 6, 1943, in action in Italy.

GLENN A. BLACKBURN, Sergeant, U. 8. h m y A r Corps. Home i addreas: Tulsa, Tidm County. Mra. L l i n E. Blackburn, Mother, ila 4647 South 33rd W. Ave., Tulsa Born November 10,1922. Enlisted J-narp 6, 1941. Decoration: Air MedaL Died May 9, 1943, in Latin American area. HARRY E. BONIFIELD, Aviation Cadet, U. S. Army A r Corps. i Home address: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County. Mrs. Eva C. Starr, Mother, 687 Ogden Meadows, Vancouver, Washington. Born June 7, 1921. Enlisted September, 1940. Graduated Classen High School, Oklahoma City. Member Classen High School Band and Oklahoma City University Band; awarded s x medals in National i Music Contest at Little Rock, Arkansas, in 1938. Enlisted in Oklahoma National Guard band, 1938; served with 45th Division in Oklahoma and Texas; afterward enlisted in Army Air Corps radio school, graduating at Scott Field, Illinois. Died October 20, 1943, airplane crash, San Marcos, Texas. MARVIN BRADLEY, Captain, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home addrW: Stillwater, Payne County. Mrs. M. J. Bradley, Mother, Stillwater. Born January 29, 1918. Enlisted May, 1942. Stationed at ae Army Air B s ,Reno, Nevada; had 4,000 hours flying as instructor in Ferry Command. Died September 23, 1943, in airplane crash routine training flight, near McCloud, California LESLIE P. BRASEL, First Lieutenant, U. S. Army. Home address: Dnunright, Creek County. D. B. Brasel, Father, c/o Marquette Pharmacy, Drumright. Born November 7, 1915. Enlisted January 28, 1942. Graduated University of Oklahoma, 1938; member Reserve Officer Training Corps. Died March 15, 1943, i North Afrin can area and buried at Tobessa, an American cemetery in North Africa.

RALPH S. BRINK, Sergeant, U. S. Army. Home address: Hominy,
Osage County.

M s Enis Brink, Mother, Hominy. Born August r. 13, 1926. Enlisted October 25, 1940. Prisoner in Japanese camp for sixteen months. Died June 29, 1943, in Japanese prison camp, Philippine Islands.
CALVIN Gt. BROWN (also, written CALVIN CHARLES BROWN), Second Lieutenant, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address: Duncan, Stephens County. Mrs. Annie Brown Davis, Mother, 1208 Ash Ave., Duncan. Born Angust 9, 1915. Enlisted March, 1942. Decoration : Order of the Purple Heart awarded posthumody. Graduated Cameron State School of Agriculture, Lawton; attended University of Oklahoma, 1938-39. Trained at Maxwell Field and Monroe, Louisiana. Graduated from School of Navigation, received wings, and commissioned on December 26, 1942. Sailed for overseas duty April 27, 1943. Served as Navigator on heavy bomber (Liberator). Died July 7, 1943, in line of duty, in Southwest Pacific.

JACK LEFLO&E BROWN, Lieutenant, Senior Grade, U. S. Navy. Home addrem: Tahlequah. M . and Ilbrs. Jack Brown, Parents, i. Tahleqaah. Born September 15,1918. Graduated U S. Naval Acad.
emy, Annapolis, 1941. Of Choctaw Indian descent, member of well known LeFlore family. Served with the fleet two years, Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. T r e service stars for action at Pearl Harbor he and in the Midway and the Coral Sea battle8, At call for vohnteera from .his class, entered aviation. Trained at Love Field, Dallas, Texas, and at Pensacola, Florida, and would have received wings November 3, 1943. Died October 29, 1943, in airplane collision and crash due to heavy rain and low c i i g near Pensacola, Florida. eln, Funeral services at First Presbyterian Church and burial at Tahlequah.

KELLY B. BROWN,Private, U. 8 Army. Home address: Ardmore, . Carter County. Mrs. Lula M. Brown, Mother, 129 A. Street, N.W.,
Ardmore. Birth October 6,1910. Enlisted September 16, 1940. Decorations: Order of the Purple Heart; Silver Star awarded posthumously. Served in 45th Division. Awarded medal in marksmanship. Died September 19, 1943, of wounds received in action, North African area. JOHN F. BROWN, Sergeant, U. S. Army. Home address: Sasakwa, Seminole County. . Louis C. Brown, Father, Sasakwa. Born August 27, 1921, Enlisted September 16, 1940. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Grandson of Governor John I. Brown, chief of the ? Seminole Nation. Enlisted as member of the Oklahoma National Guard, 1938. Served in 45th Division. Died J u l y 12, 1943, in action, in Sicily. ROY BROWN, Pharmacist, First Class, U. S. Navy. Home address: Chattanooga, Comanche County. W, E. Brown, Father, Chattanooga. Born February 12, 1898. Enlisted January, 1942. Served in the U. S. Navy in World War I, four years. Died August 2, 1943, from injuries received in fall on board ship, New Pork, New York. FRANCIS E. BURNS, Private, U. S. Army. Home address: Indianola, Pittsburg County. Claud Burns, Father, MeAlester. Born April 4, 1920. Enlisted January 10, 1942. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Served with infantry, under the command of General Douglas MacArthur. Died December 18, 1942, i n action, Southwest Pacific. CHARLIE LEROY CASEY, Sergeant, U. 8. Army. Home address: Haworth, McCurtain County. Mr. and Mrs. John Athol Casey, Parents, Haworth. Born September 2, 1917. Enlisted September 16, 194-0. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Member of the Oklahoma National Guard. Served in 45th Division. Died July 25, 1943, in North African area.

PHILIP 8. CARDIN, Private, U. S. Army Ar Corps. Home adi dress: T l a T l a County. Mrs. Kathryn Cardin, Mother, c/o J. I. us, us
Ingram, 2760 Hampshire Road, Cleveland, Ohio. Born March 31, 1923. Enlisted December 8, 1941. Decorations: Order of the Purple Heart ; Citation of Honor from General El. H. Arnold, awarded posthumously. Attended Holy Family and Central High schools, Tulsa Trained a t Lowry Field, Denver, Colorado; Medill Field, Tampa, Florida; and Turret School, Walla Walla, Washington. Sailed for overseas duty, landing in England in September, 1942. Served as specialist in charge of repair and maintenance of turrets. Volunteered and flew as a Ball Turrent operator on Flying Fortress. Reported missing on March 4, 1943 to July 31, 1943. Died March 4, 1943, somewhere in England. HENRY BEN CAUDUIL, JRL, Ensign, U. S. Naval Air Corps. Home address: Pawhuska, Osage County. Mrs. Josephine Mathews Candill, Mother, 100 East 12th Street, Pawhuslra. Born August 4, 1918. Enlisted December, 1941. Of Osage Indian descent, nephew of John Joseph Mathews; grandson of William J. Caudill, delegate to Oklahoma Constitutional Convention. Graduated Pawhuska High School, 1937; Notre Dame University (B.A.), 1941. Called to active service as aviation cadet in June, 1942. Trained at Naval Base, Glenview, Illinois, and Corpus Christi, Texas, where he was commissioned Ensign in Naval Aviation Reserve and received his wings as Fighter Pilot on April 17, 1943. I n operational training a t Naval Air Base, Melbourne, Florida. Died Jnne 2, 1943, in airplane crash near Malabar Field, Florida. Funeral services a t Immaculate Conception Church and burial at Pawhuska. JOHN ELLSWORTH CAUDILL, Fireman, Second Class, U. S. Coast Guard. Home address: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County. M s Nouvella C. Caudill, Mother, 1236 West 3rd Street, Oklahoma r. City. Born February 26, 1920. Enlisted March. 1940. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart, awarded posthumously. Member of Church of Christ, Culbertson Heights, Oklahoma City. Attended Central High School; participated in Golden Glove tournament. Attached to Amphibious Boat Pool. A letter from U. S. Coast Guard Commander, St. Louis 9th Naval District Acting, stated: "He was the type of man who would go out of his way to do just a little more than his orders called for. H e served with credit to himself, his family, and his country." Died August 18, 1943, in action during the initial invasion of Baanga, Island, New Georgia, Southwest Pacif ic. BEN CLEMONS, Sergeant, U. S. Army. Home address : Hartshorne, Pittsburg County. M s Fredena Clemons, Wife, Hartshorne. Born r. November 10, 1921. Enlisted September 16, 1940. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Member of Oklahoma National Guard, enlisted 1939. Served in 45th Division. Died July 16, 1943, from wounds received in action, in Italy.

REUBEN B. COLBERT, Staff Sergeant, U. S. Army. Home address: Wagoner, Wagoner County. R. W. Colbert, Father, Wagoner. Born August 31st, 1923. Enlisted September 16, 1940. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Member Oklahoma National Guard, enlisted September 1 , 1939. Served in 45th Division. Died July 12, 1 1943, in action, in Sicily. Buried near Biscari.
BLAINE COLE, First Lieutenant, U. S. Army. Home address: Tulsa, Tulsa County. Mrs. Madge B. Cole, Mother, 3751 Edgehill Drive, Los Angeles, California. Born May 1 , 1913. Enlisted June 1 20, 1942. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Graduated University of Missouri. Member Kappa Alpha Fraternity. Served with an Amphibian Brigade. Died November 10, 1942, in action, Oran, Algeria, North africa. ALLEN L. CRAIN, Captain, U. S. Army. Home address: Seminole, Seminole County. M s Elnora W. Crain, Wife, 225 East 4th Street, r. Seminole. Born April 26, 1907. Enlisted September 16, 1940. Decorations: Order of the Purple Heart; Silver Star. Member of Sac and Fox Indian tribe and of Seminole ancestry. Great-nephew of Governor John F. Brown, Seminole Nation, and of M s Alice Brown r. Davis, only woman chief of the Seminoles. Member Baptist Church. Attended Haskell Institute, Lawrence, Kansas. Member Oklahoma National Guard, enlisted July 22, 1925. Member Masonic Lodge, 32nd Degree Mason, Seminole. Served with Field Artillery, 45th Division. Died October 7, 1943, in action, somewhere in Italy. JOEL DAVID CROWNOVER, Aviation Cadet, U. S. Naval Reserve. Home address : Antlers, Pushmataha County. Mrs. Mary Mae Crownover, Mother, Antlers. Born October 16, 1923. Enlisted June 5, 1942. Together with his twin brother graduated from Antlers High School, Antlers, 1942. Trained at the University of Georgia; Air Base, Olathe, Kansas; and Corpus Christi, Texas. Would have received his commission and wings in three more weeks. Died April 25, 1943, in airplane crash, Kings Field, Corpus Christi, Texas. AUBREY J. DENTON, Second Lieutenant, U. S. h m y . Home address: Blackwell, Kay County. G. W. Denton, Father, Blackwell. 1 Born October 1 , 1910. Enlisted October 14, 1941. Graduated University of Oklahoma, Geology, 1934. Died September 1, 1943, in accident on artillery maneuvers, Fort Benning, Georgia. J. REES DEWS, Photographer's Mate, Second Class, Seabees, U S. . Naval Reserve. Home address: Chickha, Grady County. Mrs. J. Rees Dews, Wife, 1128 Chickasha Ave., Chickasha. Born March 6, 1910. Enlisted February, 1942. Member of pioneer Oklahoma family, residents in Chickasha over fifty years. Florist until elected head of orchard and nursery division of State Board of Agriculture, 1939; resigned to volunteer for war service. Upon completion of

training, sent to Guadalcad where he served from October, 1942,

to May, 1943. Returned to Pensacoh, Florida, for special training in Naval Photography School. Died October 1 , 1943, in airplane 1 crash on routine photography flight, Pensamla, Florida. EVERETT D. DILLEY, Sergeant, U. S. Army A r Corps. Home adi dress: Skiatook, Osage County. Mr. and Mra. Wash Dilley, Parents, Skiatook. Born September 19, 1919. Enlisted January 9, 1941. Overseas fifteen months. Died October 6, 1943, in North African area. THOMAS J. DONNELL, Private, First Class, U. 8. Army. Home address: Webbers Falls, Muskogee County. John Donnell, Father, Webbers Falls. Born October 29, 1910. Enlisted January 14, 1941. 1 Died September 1 , 1943, in North African area. RANDOLPH DONBLSON, Second Lieutenant, U. S. A r m y A i r Corps. Home address: Hollis, Harmon County. M. M. Donalson, 1 Father, Hollis. Born June 1 , 1919. Enlisted July 9, 1941. Commissioned and received his wings a t Hondo, Texas, October 17, 1942. Served as Navigator. Working on a theory of his own, perfected a chart simplifying the steps used in celestial navigation, saving the use of several instruments, and reducing the steps from six to two, an innovation commended by his commanding officer and adopted by the squadrons over the field. Died February 5, 1943, in airplane crash, Oreenville, South Carolina. MICHAEL WILLIAM EAGAN, Sergeant, Medical Corps, U. S. Army. Home address: Tulsa, Tulsa County. Mr. and Mrs. Patrick P. Eagan, 2239 S. Quanah Ave., Tulsa. Born June 20, 1920. Enlisted January 1, 1937. Served as Keeper of Hospital Records, Corregidor Island, twenty-three months. Japanese prisoner of war from April, 1942, to May, 1944. Died May 14, 1944, in Japanese Cantonment Camp, as reported by Red Cross, Muskin, China. REEFORD WARJEtEN ELAM, Fireman, First Class, U. S. Navy. Home address: Laverne, Harper County. Mr. and Mrs. Shelby C. Elam, Parents, Laverne. Born August 12, 1921. Enlisted July 27, 1942. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Died August 21, 1943, in Southwest Pacific. is CHARLES E. ELLIS, JR., Frt Lieutenant, U. S. Army. Home address: Sapulpa, Creek County. Ruby J. Ellis, Sister, 312 South Elm, Sapulpa. Born May 24, 1920. Enlisted September 16, 1940. Decoration : Order of the Purple Heart. Member Oklahoma National Guard, enlisted October 25, 1939. Served with Engineer Corps. Died August 14, 1943, in Sicily. RICHARD T. ELLISON, First Lieutenant, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address: Tulsa, Tulsa County. Mrs, H. L. E l s n Mother, lio, 1520 N. Boston Place, Tulsa 6. Born August 6, 1920. Enlisted

January 16, 1942. Awarded medals for aerial gunnery and ground gunnery. Served as Pilot and Senior Instructor. Died June 27, 1943, in airplane crash during performance of duty on routine night weather patrol, Moore Field, Mission, Texaa

HOWARD L ENSLOW, Sergeant, U. S. Army. Home add-: . Pawhuska, Osage County. Mr. and M s J. F. Endow, Parents, 1012 r. E s 9th St., Pawhuska. Born April 2, 1919. Enlisted February at 2, 1941. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Served in Field Artillery, 45th Division. Died September 16, 1943, in North African area.
ROBERT KING EVANS, Chief Carpenter's Mate, U. S. Navy. Home address: Holdenville, Hughes County. M s Eva M e Evans, Wife, r. a 609 S. Echo St., Holdenville. Born March 28, 1911. Enlisted April 18,1942. Served overseas in Construction Battalion ( Seabees), from November, 1942, to July, 1943. Died July 2, 1943, during enemy air raid, on Rendova Island, Solomon Islands.

JOHN B. FARRAR, JR., First Lieutenant, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address: Shidler, Osage County. Mrs. J. B. Farrar, Sr., Mother, Shidler. Born August 19, 1918. Enlisted October 16, 1940. Member Presbyterian Church. Attended "The School of the Ozarks" (Presbyterian) three years, Point Lookout, Missouri, and Westminster College, Fulton, Missouri. Graduated lQrkansas College (B.A.) with honors, 1940, Batesville, Missouri. Life member Alpha Psi Omega. Trained at Spartan School of Aeronautics, Tulsa, and at Randolph Field, Texas ; graduated Kelly Field, Texas, receiving commission and wings May 29, 1941. Arrived Hawaii July 1, 1941; served as instructor in mathematics and athletic coach for his squadron. Died July 23, 1942 (official date July 23, 1943), en route by plane for service at Midway, in Pacific Ocean. QUANAH PARKER FIELDS, Second Lieutenant, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address : Grove, Delaware County. Jeff Fields, Father, Grove. Born September 30, 1915. Enlisted December 28, 1940. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart awarded posthumously. Of Cherokee descent, completed course (junior high school) at Seneca Indian School, Wyandotte, Oklahoma, winning many honors in sch* lastic contests and several medals and trophies in athletics. In 4-H Club work, adjudged Oklahoma's "Healthiest Boy,'' in 1930, and represented the State at the 4-H Club Congress and International Livestock Show a t Chicago, Illinois, that year. Meeting scholastic requirements (Presbyterian Church program), was selected as student and attended American Indian Institute, Wichita, Kansas, where he was again outstanding in scholarship and athletics during his college years. Before graduation, passed examinations for training as aviation cadet in the A r Corps. Trained at San Diego, Calii fornia, and Randolph Field, Texas; received his commission and wings

at Kelly Field, Texm, and w s transferred (August, 1941) to Hamila ton Field, California, miling for overseas' duty in November, 1941. Died February 20, 1942, in action, in South Seas. THEODORE FLEETWOOD, Private, First Class, U. S. A r m y . Home address: Muldrow, Seqnoyah County. 1Vrrs. Odetta Hendricks, nitd Sister, Rt. 2, Ft. Worth, Texas. Born October 31, 1918. E l s e January 20, 1941. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Served in Medical Battalion, 45th Division, in the invasion of Sicily. Died October 10, 1943, in action in I a y tl. CECIL J. FLOYD, Staff Sergeant, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address: Elmore City, Garvin County. Mrs. Georgia L. Bullard, Sister, Rt. 4, Elmore City. Born June 24, 1918. Enlisted August, 1941. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Died December 20, 1942, in Western Europe. ROBERT WILLIAM FOLTZ, Radio Technician, First Class, U. S. Navy. Home address: Guthrie, Logan County. M s Charles F. r. Foltz, Mother, 1902 West Warner, Guthrie. Born October 14, 1916. Enlisted January 12, 1942. Member First Presbyterian Church, Guthrie. Graduated Guthrie High School, 1934. Died October 9, 1943, in action, off coast of Salerno, Italy. HERBERT FORD, Sergeant, Engineer Corps, U. S. Army. Home address :Ada, Pontotoc County. Mrs. Herbert Ford, Wife, Fittstown. Born September 9, 1914. Enlisted April 17, 1941. Died November 18, 1942, in Southwest Pacific area. CHARLES FRANKLIN, Staff Sergeant, U. S. Army. Home address: Durant, Bryan County. Mr. and Mrs. Sam Franklin, Parents, 1316 West Evergreen, Durant. Born September 22, 1920. Enlisted September 16, 1940. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. O f Chickasaw Indian descent. Graduated Durant High School and attended Southeastern State College, Durant. Member Oklahoma National Guard, enlisted June 2,1937. Served in Signal Company, 45th Division. Died August 7, 1943, in Sicily. BENJAMIN C. FREENY, Technical Sergeant, Medical Corps, U. S. Army. Home address: Caddo, Bryan County. M s J. W. Freeny, r. Mother, Caddo. Born January 21, 1922. Enlisted September 16, 1940. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Of Choctaw Indian descent. Member of Oklahoma National Guard, enlisted May 2, 1940. Served in 45th Division. Participated in the Sicilian and the Italian 1 campaigns. Died September 1 , 1943, in action, in North African area. MERLIN GEHRINQER, Seaman, Second Class, U. S. Naval Reserve. Home address: Canton, Blaine County. Jacob Uehringer, Father, Canton. Born October 14, 1922. E l s e January 26, 1942. Decnitd oration: Order of the Purple Heart awarded ~ h n m o u s l y . Died March 5, 1943, in action, in Pacific area.

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DAVID LEO GILBERT,Seaman, Second C l ~ l c s U S. Navy. Home ,. address: Salt Fork, Grant County. Leo Gilbert, Father, Salt Fork. Born September 27, 1923. Enlisted June 10, 1941. Died October 11, 1942, in action on board ship, near Gutidaleanal, Southwest Pacific. RAYMOND H. GCOBIN, E s g , U. S. Naval Reserve. Home adnin dress :Tyrone, Texas County. Mr. and M s Harry 8 Gtobin, Parents, r. . Tyrone. Born March 23, 1917. Enlisted January 2, 1942. Graduated Eureka High School, Texas County; attended Panhandle Agricultural and Mechanical College, Coodwell, Oklahoma. Trained a t New Orleans, Louisiana; Pensacola, Florida; Corpus Christi, Texss, receiving wings October 2, 1942. Died January 25, 1943, in airplane crash, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. RALPH D. GODWIN, Private, First Class, U. S. Army. Home address: Antlers, Pushmataha County. Francis B. Godwin, Father, Antlers. Born June 30, 1922. Enlisted November 9, 1942. Died October 15, 1943, in Italy. i DOYLE GRAHAM, Sergeant, U. S. Army A r Corps. Home address: Norman, Cleveland County. Mrs. Lorene Mize, Sister, 29980 Arden Road, Hayward, California. Born January 24, 1920. Enlisted December 18, 1941. I n training, advanced flying school, Napier Field, Alabama. Died June 8, 1943, of pneumonia, Lawson General Hospital, Atlanta, Georgia. GEOFFREY A. GROVES, Electrician's Mate, Second Class, U. S. Naval Reserve. Home address: Seminole, Seminole County. J. D. Groves, 516 North First Street, Seminole. Born November 9, 1919. Enlisted August, 1941. Finished High School, Red Fork, 1937. Attended an electrical college, Chicago, one year. Cited for bravery under fire. Died November 13, 1942, a t sea. GALE W. HARLOW, Private First Class, U. S. Army. Home address : Cushing, Payne County. George Harlow, Father, Cushing. Born September 6, 1923. Enlisted September 16, 1940. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Served in Medical Battalion. Died September 22, 1943, in African area. LUCIAN F. HARRIS, Second Lieutenant, U. 8.Army Air Corps. Home address: Ada, Pontotoc County. Mr. and Mrs. Gt. C. Harris, Parents, 939 East 7th, Ada. Born November 1, 1915. Enlisted March 23, 1942. Graduated Horace Mann High School, Ada, 1934; attended East Central State College, Ada, and University of Oklahoma, Norman. Died February 2, 1943, in airplane crash night flying, Brooks Field, San Antonio, Texas.
CONRAD T. HENDRICK,Private, Finst C a s U. S. Army. Home ls, address: M e , Jackson County. Burlin Hendrick, Brother, Duke. Born April 21, 1909. Enlisted Jannary, 1941. Decoration : Order

of t h e Purple Heart. &med in ArtiUery, 45th Division. Died Jdy 10, 1943, in North africa SWAIN HIWEE, Flight Officer, U 8. Army Air Corpa IIome . add=: Lexington, Cleveland County. 1Y[rs. Sallie Higbee, Mother, Rt. 2, Lexington. Born October 27 1919. Enlisted November 19, ', 1940. Received wings Ellington Field, Houston, Texas, September 6, 1942. Died February 23, 1943, in airplane crash, McDill Field, Tampa, Florida. ROBERT HUNTER, Sergeant, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address: McCurtain, Hadcell Connty. M s Barney Hunter, Mother, r. Tahlequah. Born March 10, 1919. Enlisted December, 1941. Graduated Oklahoma A. & M. College, Stillwater, 1941. Served as Gunner on B-24 Liberator. Died September 2, 1943, in airplane crash, Sioux City, Iowa. DIXIE Q. JACKSON, First Lieutenant, U. S. h y A h Corps. Home address : Ringling, Jefferson County. Mrs. Louise Jackson, Mother, Ringling. Born April 17, 1917. Transferred December 1, 1942, to U. S. Fighter Group, after serving about one year in the Royal Air Force, British Isles. Decorations: Air Medal; Oak Leaf Cluster. Served somewhere in England, flying Thunderbolt fighter plane. Died July 14, 1943, European area.

C. CLARK JAMES, Captain, Ordnance, U. S. Army. Home address: Tulsa, Tulsa County. M s C. C. Clark, Wife, 2520 Western r. Ave., Mattoon, Illinois. Born June 1,1913. Enlisted April 1, 1941. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Awarded The American Legion Gold Star Citation. Graduated School of Engineering, University of Oklahoma, 1936. Stationed at Nichols Field, Philippine Islands. Praised for work on Bataan. Died May 3, 1942, in action, Corregidor Island, Philippine Islands.
WILLIS N. JARBOE, Corporal, U. S. Army. Home address: Norman, Cleveland County. M s Elza Jarboe, Mother, 129 West Eur. faula, Norman. Born September 14, 1917. Enlisted September 28, 1941. Decoration : Order of the Purple Heart awarded posthumonsly. Graduated Lexington High School, Lexington, Olrlahoma; and University of Oklahoma, 1941. Participated in Methodist Church youth activities. Member University Players and El Modjii. Served in Field Artillery Battalion, 45th Division. Sailed for overseas duty June 8, 1943. Died October 5, 1943, in action, in Italy. WILLIAM R. JEWELL, JR., Private, First Class, U. S. Marine Corps. Home address: Tulsa, T l a County. M s Lois Jewel, Mous r. ther, 1500 South F r h , Tulsa Born December 20, 1920. Enlisted November, 1941. Graduated Central High School, Tulsa, 1936. Decorations : Order of the Purple Heart ; b e r i c a n Defense Medal for Icelandic Emergency; Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal. Served six

months i Iceland. Awarded Presidential Unit Citation, First Ma.. n rine Division, Reinforced, in Solomon TE;ilrm&' campaign. Died Jannary 16, 1943, in Solomon Islands. LAWRENCE NELSON JOHNDROW,Finezt Lieutenant, U. 8 Anny . Air Corps. Home address: Enid, Garfield County. Mr. and M s r. N. W. Johndrow, P a r e n t . 1220 North Pine, Enid. Born August 27, 1919. Enlisted June, 1940. Member Catholic Church. Attended S . t Joseph's School, Enid; graduated Enid High School, 1937 ; attended Oklahoma A. & M. College, Stillwater, three years. Trained Spartan School of Aeronautics, Tulsa, and Randolph Field, Texas. Received wings Kelly Field, Texas, February 7, 1941. Instructor a t Stockton Field, California, and later at b e l l Field, New Mexico. Died May 29, 1942, in airplane crash during routine training flight, Roswd, New Mexico. CLAUDE R. JONES, Private, U, S. Army. Home address: Ponca r. City, Kay County. Mr. and M s Q. M. Jones, Parents, Rt. 1, Ponca City. Born November 29, 1910. Enlisted January, 1941. Served in 45th Division. Died September 1 , 1943, in action, North African 1 area. JAMES A. JOHNSTON, Captain, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address : Chickasha, Grady County. Mrs. M. B. Johnston, Mother, 1103 Choctaw, Chickasha. Born December 8, 1919. Enlisted May, 1940. Decorations: Order of the Purple Heart; A r Medal. Served with i Bomber Squadron. Died January 13, 1943, in action, in Western European area. FRANK J. JUMPER, Staff Sergeant, U. S. Army. Home address: r. Konawa, Seminole County. M s Verna Jumper, Wife, 1019 West 7th St., Oklahoma City. Born June 6, 1916. Enlisted September 16, 1940. Graduated from Konawa High School, Konawa; attended Hemp Hill University, California. Served in 45th Division. Died September 13, 1943, in Italy.

ELMER DEAN KELLEY, Seaman, Second Class, U. S.Navy. Home address: Kenwood, Delaware County. Mrs. Della C. KeUey, Mother, Kenwood. Born August 31, 1909. Enlisted April 8, 1942. Died January 20, 1943, in action, at Sea. JOHN W. KELLEY, Corporal, U. S. Army. Home addreas : Atwood, Hughes County. Mrs. Mary Esther Kelley, Mother, Atwood. Born February 8, 1923. Enlisted September 16, 1940. Decoration : Order of the Purple Heart. Finished education in public schools, Holdenville, Oklahoma. Served in 45th Division. Citation for bravery in action in Sicily. Died September 16, 1943, in Italy.
JOHN W. KENNEDY, Private, U. S. Anny. Home address: Ringwood, Major County. Mrs. J. J. Kennedy, Mother, Ringwood. Born November 7, 1915. E l s e Januzry 9, 1942. Decoration: Order nitd

Member St. Anthony's Catholic C h ~ h , of the Purple Heart. Okeene. Graduated High School, Ringwood. Member Knights of Columbus Lodge. Trained a t Camp Roberts, California ; arrived in Australia and trained with Infantry, April to September, 1942. Among first American troops transported by air, landing a t Port Moresby, and afterward in B u m h n a section, New Guinea. Died December 31, 1942, in action, Battle of Bum, New Guinea, FORREST L.HERBY, Sergeant, U. S. Army. Home address: Stillwater, Payne County. Mrs. Ollie L Kerby, Mother, 1112 Adam . Rd., Stillwater. Born April 17, 1919. Enlisted September 16, 1940. Member Oklahoma National Guard December 1, 1934, to November 18,1936 ;and from November 22,1939, to September 15,1940. Served in 45th Division. Died October 13, 1943, in action, in Italy. WOODROW C. KING, Corporal, U. S. Army. Home address: Chickasha, Grady County. M s Corrine V. King,Wife, 411 South 6th St., r. Chickasha. Born May 27, 1916. Enlisted September 16, 1940. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart awarded posthumously. A h , awarded posthumously the Soldier's Medal for Heroism not involved in conflict when personnel of a landing boat was thrown into water thirty yards from shore, the boat having crashed on a rocky beach in the initial landing in Sicily. Though unable to discard his own equipment, he swam under water to rescue a soldier who had been drawn under the boat by a heavy fifteen foot surf. Exhausted and half drowned himself, he pulled the unconscious soldier safely ashore. The citation stated: "The courage displayed by Corporal King was responsible for saving the life of the soldier." Member Oklahoma National Guard. Served as Technician, Fifth Grade, in 45th Division. Died August 1, 1943, in North African area. JAMES EDWIN LAROCHE, Private, First Class, U. S. h y . Home address: Ardmore, Carter County. Mr. and Mrs. Elmer E. LaRoche, Parents, 513 D. St., S. E. Ardmore. Born November 16, 1919. Enlisted December 1, 1941. Graduated Ardmore High School, 1939; member wrestling team, lettered four years. Sailed for overseas duty March, 1942; served in Infantry, Hawaiian Islands. Died November 21, 1943, Makin Island, Gilbert Islands. CONRAD (" CONNY ") LAWRENCE, Aviation Metalsmith, First Class, U. S. Navy. Home address: Lawton, Comanche County. Lt. (jg) R. W. Lawrence, Father, N.T.S. (Harbor Defense), Section Base, San Pedro, California Born October 4, 1920. Enlisted March i 19; 1940. Decoration: A r Medal awarded posthumously, for services honorably rendered in air missions in vicinity' of Guadalcanal. Served on U.S.S. Ranger (July, 1940 to August, 1941) ; U.S.S. Hornet (August, 1941 to July, 1942; and U.S.S. Baratoga (to August, 1942). Attached to famous "Torpedo Squadron 8" and commended by Commander of the Pacific Fleet for efficient services in Battle of Midway Island. (Frequently mentioned in Ira Wol-

fert's "Torpedo Eight," Pulitzer Prize winning book, 1942.) His last commanding officer, Lt. H. H. Larsen, stated: "He had a eplendid record. He was the type of man whom pilots like to have in their crews, as everyone knew they could depend on him." Died October 6, 1942, in airplane crash during a night attack mission, near Henderson Field, Gnadalcanal. FAY F. LEFFLER, Private, U. S. Coast Guard. Home address: Ramona, Washington County. Mrs. Lottie G). Leffler, Grandmother, Ramona. Born April 27, 1922. Enlisted February 6, 1941. Died August 13, 1943, in Japanese prison camp, Philippine Islands. CETARLES W. LOCKE, Private, First Class, U. S. Army Air Corp8. Home address: Atoka, Atoka County. Mrs. Elizabeth Locke, Wife, 109 South Mississippi Ave., Atoka. Born February 11, 1915. Enlisted April 29, 1942. Decoration: Air Medal. Graduate Oklahoma olg, Military Academy, Claremore, 1934; Southeastern State C l e e 1941. Died August 25, 1943, in line of duty with Air Transport Command, in India. THOMAS ELMER LONG), Chief Pharmacist's Mate, U, S. Navy. Home address: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County. M s Dovie E. r. Buchanan, Sister, 605 South Shartel, Oklahoma City 4. Born May 2, 1905. Enlisted April 1, 1924. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart awarded posthumously. Received Good Conduct Medal, October 5, 1935, and Good Conduct Pin, August 18, 1939. Died August 9, 1942, in action in line of duty and buried a t sea, Southwest Pacific. CECIL C. LYNCH, Corporal, U. S. Army. Home address : Eufaula, McIntosh County. Mrs. Neta J. Lynch, Wife, Eufaula. Born June 2, 1919. Enlisted September 16, 1940. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Member Oklahoma National Guard, enlisted July 8, 1940. Died July 14, 1943, in Sicily. FRANK M. McCAULEY, Corporal, U. S. Army. Home address: Barnsdall, Osage County. Mrs. Dorothy McCauley, Wife, Barnsdall. . Born April 3, 1912. Enlisted February 13, 1941. Decoration : Order 1 of the Purple Heart. Served in 45th Division. Died September 1 , 1943, in North African area. haTliaNrmi T. McINTOSH, Corporal, U. S. Army. Home audress: Oktaha, Muskogee County. The Reverend N. D. McIntosh, Father, Oktaha. Born June 24, 1915. Enlisted January 14, 1941. Decoration : Order of the Purple Heart. Member Silver Spring Baptist Church, near Henryetta, Oklahoma. Served in 45th Division. Died September 1 , 1943, in Italy. 1 AMOUS E. MOORE, Staff Sergeant, U. S. Army. Home address: Atoka, Atoka County. M s A. E. Moore, Wife, Harrisburg, Oregon. r. Born October 14, 1922. Enlisted December 6, 1938. Died September 23, 1943, in North African area.

WALLACE MARION MOSELEY, Ensign, U. 8. Naval R e m e . Home address: Reed, Glreer County. J. C. Moseley, Father, Reed.
Born March 27, 1920. Enlisted May, 1941. Graduated Reed High School, 1938. Attended Cameron State School of Agriculture, Lawton, two years; Oklahoma & & M. College, Stillwater, one year. &ceived commission at Corpus Chrieti, Texas, July, 1942. Served as Instructor. Died November 10, 1942, in airplane craab, Pensacoh, Florida. J. C. NABORS, Sergeant (Pilot), Royal Canadian Air Force. Home address: Pauls Valley, Gamin County. Mrs. Zeb Nabors, Mother, 310 East Charles Ave., Pauls Valley. Born October 22, 1918. Enlisted July 9, 1941. Sailed for overseas duty in the fall of 1942. Died June 7, 1943, in action, in Scotland. Burial a t Western Necropolis, Dundee, Scotland. GENE P. NEVILLE, Second Lieutenant, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County. Mrs. E. B. Neville, Mother, 523 N. w. 22nd St., Oklahoma City. Born September 28, 1917. Transferred to U. S. Army Air Corps September 16, 1942. Enlisted August, 1941, Royal Air Force. Trained in England and commissioned early in 1942 as Pilot Officer (Eagle Squadron). Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart awarded posthumously. Also, awarded posthumously Silver Bar by Air Ministry, London, England, for service in Royal Air Force. Died September 26, 1942, in action, in France. Burial a t Brest, France. EARNEST NICHOLS, Private, U. S. Army. Home address : Shinewell, McCurtain County. Mrs. Lucy Nichols, Mother, Shinewell. Born October 31, 1920. Enlisted November 16, 1942. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Died September 23, 1943, in Italy. HOWARD H. NORTON, JR., Second Lieutenant, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address: Tulsa, Tulsa County. Howard H. Norton, Sr., Father, 2617 East 18th St., Tulsa. Born July 12, 1920. Enlisted February 4, 1942. Graduated Central High School, Tulsa. Member First Christian Church, Tulsa. Member DeMolay baseball team and First Christian Church basketball team. Bombardier. Died January 15, 1943, Boise, Idaho. TOMMY J. NOVAK, Sergeant, U. S. Army. Home address : Bartlesr. ville, Washington County. M s Victoria Novak Chapman, Sister, 1507 West 5th St., Bartlesville. Born October 4, 1906. Enlisted January 6,1941. Decorations: Order of the Purple Heart for wounds received in Caltagirone, Italy, July 14,1943 ; Oak L a Cluster. Well ef known golf professional, having served a t Bartlesville Sunset Club, Pawhnska Country Club, Oklahoma City Country Club, and at Country Club, Hollywood, California. Served in Infantry, 45th Division. Died October 15, 1943, in action, in Italy. Memorial service conducted a t St. John's Catholic Church, Bartlesville.

LAWRENCE M. NTJLTY, Private, First Class, U, S. Army. Home address: Frederick, Tillman County. Mr. and. Mrs. Albert Nulty, Rt. 2, Frederick. Born May 21, 1920. Enlisted January 15, 1942. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart awarded pwthumously. Served in 32nd Division Expert sharpshooter. Sailed for oversem duty and arrived Australia, spring of 1942. Died December 28,1942, in action near Buna, New Guinea. EUGENE CLIFFORD PATTON, Apprentice Seaman (Motor Mechanics), U. S. Naval Reserve. Home address: Wynona, Osage County. T. H. Patton, Father, Wynona. Born J u l y 5, 1922. Enlisted May 13,1942. Died June 1, 1943, off the U. s. Atlantic Coast. RALPH CLAY PETERS, Private, U. S. Marine Corps. Home address: Tulsa, Tulsa County. Mrs. True Wilma Peters, Wife, # East Plymouth, Long Beach, California. Born A p r i l 4, 1911. Enlisted July 6, 1943. Served in Motor Transportation Unit. Fatally burned in fighting 16,000 acre forest fire in Pine Valley, California. Died October 2, 1943, in San Diego, California VIRGIL PICKLE, Private, U. S. Army, Home address: Tulsa, Tulsa County. Mrs. Violet K. Pickle, Wife, 134 North Madison, Tulsa. Born June 23, 1909. Enlisted December 5, 1942. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Died August 5, 1943, in North African area. FRANK POLASKI, JR., Sergeant, U. S- Army. Home address: Granite, Greer County. F. P. Polaski, Father, Granite, Born February 16,1909. Enlisted February 4,1940. Graduated High School, Granite, 1928. Served in Field Artillery, 45th Division. First from Granite, Oklahoma, who died in the service in World War I1 on Italian battlefield. Died October 7, 1943, in action in Italy. GENE RANDALL, Sergeant, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address: Muskogee, Muskogee County. Mi-s. K a t h r y n E. Randall, Mother, 729 South 21st St., Muskogee. Born August 18, 1919. Enlisted September 16, 1941. Tail Gunner on F l y i n g Fortress. Died October 22, 1943, in crash of Flying Fortresa o n routine flight, near Ponca City, Oklahoma. ORAN DELBERT RAGAN, Boatswain's Mate, Second Claas, U. S. Coast Guard. Home address : Waurika, Jefferson County. Mr. and Mrs. Ora C. Ragan, Parents, Waurika. Born August 29, 1919. Enlisted May 6, 1941. Decoration: Navy and Marine Corps medal awarded posthumously "for heroic conduct as coxswain of a tank lighter while attached to a United States transport during the assault on the occupation of French Morocco f r o m November 8 to 1 , 1 1942." The Citation further stated: "On the night of November 9-10, when mountainow waves pounded the beach near Mehdia, keeping all other boats at their moorings, Ragan, at great risk of his life, dauntlessly put out from shore with the senior medical officer and

twelve wounded comrades. With expert seamamhip and grim determination he brought his lighter through the dangerous surf and finally transferred the injured to safety." Died May 28, 1943, at Banika, R18l Islands. 18el W1I;LIABf SHERWOOD RICHARDSON, Second Lieutenant, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address: Okeene, Blaine County. W. A. Richardson, Father, 1705 West Cherokee, Enid. Born December 12, 1921. Enliated December 12, 1941. Graduated High School, Ueary, Oklahoma ; and Oklahoma Military Academy, Junior College, Claremore. Participated in athletics, winning second place in High School wrestling in State, 1938. Received commission and wings .at Luke Field, Phoenix, Arizona, July 26, 1942. Died September 12, 1942, in airplane crash in line of duty, Tallahassee, Florida ALVIN ROBBINS, Private, U. S. Army. Home address: Shawnee, Pottawatomie County. Mrs. Maude Robbins, Mother, 233 South Penn, Shawnee. Born February 15, 1913. Enlisted 1942. Died August 8, 1943, in North African area.

. GARVICE L ROBISON, Captain, U. S. Army. Home address: Okr. mulgee, Okmulgee County. M s Sylvia Lee Robison, Wife, 4609 Market St., San Diego, California. Born December 1, 1911. Enlisted September 16, 1940. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart awarded posthumous1y. Member Oklahoma National Guard, enlisted in July, 1929. Served in 45th Division. Died July 1 , 1943, in 1 Sicily. ,
DAN ROEBUCK, Private, U. S. Army. Home address: Talihina, L Flore County. M s Nancy Roebuck, Mother, Talihina. Born Dee r. cember 13, 1913. Enlisted November 13, 1940. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Of Choctaw Indian descent. Member Goodland Presbyterian Church, Goodland. Graduated High School, Talihina, 1934. Clerk Indian Hospital, Talihina. Served in 45th Division. Died July 12, 1943, in action, invasion of Sicily. FRANK RUCKER, Private, First Class, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address : Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County. Henry L. Rucker, Father, 3115 South Santa Fe, Oklahoma City. Born March 24, 1913. Enlisted October 26, 1942. Awarded Good Conduct Medal. Died September 26, 1943 in automobile accident, Morris Field, North Carolina. MILTON I. RUSSELL, Sergeant, U. S. Army. Home address: Wynnewood, Gamin County. Mra. Ina M. Harrison, Mother, Wynnewood. Born October 14, 1918. Enlisted January 28, 1941. Decorer; ations: Order of the Purple H a t Distinguished Service Cross. The Citation stated that Sgt. Russell leading his squad gave orders to flank enemy and cut off retreat; during this movement, he was wounded in right arm but instead of seeking medical aid, he crossed open area exposed to enemy fire, to rescue wounded assistant squad

leader and sent him to the rear. During this action in enemy CN#IIPI fire, Sgt. R s e l w s mortally wounded but succeeded in sending usl a back information that aided in knocking out the enemy machine guns. Died July 28, 1943, in action, North African area. GILBERT D. SANTOS, Private, First Class, U. S. Army. Home address: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County. M s Mary Rafaela r. Santos, Mother, 117 S. W. Frisoo St., Oklahoma City. Born May 30, 1923. Enlisted January 8, 1943. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Died October 9, 1943, South Pacific area RAY SCOTT, Staff Sergeant, U. S. h y Air Corps. Home address: Wetumka, Hughes County. Mr. E. Pat Scott, Father, Wetumka. Born January 3, 1920. Enlisted September 16, 1940. Died October 12, 1942, in airplane crash, Camp Hulen, Palacios, Texas. LOYD A. SHEPARD, Private, First Class, U. S. Army. Home address: Okemah, Okfuskee County. Mrs. Etta Shepard, Mother, R t 1, Okemah. Born May 22, 1917. Enlisted February 4, 1942. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart awarded posthumously. Awarded medal for marksmanship. Sailed for overseaa duty October, 1942. Died July 30, 1943, in action, South Pacific area. JOHN THOMAS SPANOLER, Private, First Class, U. S. Army, Home address: P a d s Valley, Gamin County. M s T. R. Spangler, r. Mother, 615 West 34th St., Oklahoma City. Born March 20, 1912. Enlisted January 28, 1941. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Served in 45th Division. Died July 12, 1943, in action, North African area. LAWRENCE C. SPARKMAN, Corporal, U. S. Army. Home adr. dress: Tecumseh, Pottawatomie County. M s Hester Sparkman, Mother, Tecumseh. Born July 22, 1919. Enlisted January 30, 1941. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Served in Field Artillery Battalion, 45th Division. Died September 14, 1943, in action, North African area.
JOHN L. STRIPLIN, Corporal, U. S. Army. Home address: Geronimo, Comanche County. Mrs. Josie Striplin, Mother, Willowbrook, California. Born February 5,1910. Enlisted March 28,1941. Taken prisoner at fall of Corregidor May 7, 1942. Died July 9, 1943, in Japanese prison camp, Philippine Islands. EARL J. THOMPSON, Corporal, U. Bristow, Creek County. Mrs. Nellie A. Born May 25, 1920. Enlisted January of the Purple Heart. Field htillery 1943, in Sicily. S. Army. Home address: Thompson, Mother, Brktow. 6, 1942. Decoration: Order Battalion. Died August 4,

TOM THOMPSON, Machinist's Mate, Second Class, U. S. Navy. Home address: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County. Mrs. Lillia Mae

Thompson, Wife, 2522 S.W. 32nd S. Oklahoma City. Born Oc* t, b r 8, 1898. Enlisted March 22, 1942. Elerved in 24th Gonstrnction Battalion (Seabeea). Died Jnly 2, 1943, in action, South Pacific. ELBERT TUCK, Private, U. S. Army. Home address: D d , Hughes County. lKra D i y Tuck, Mother, Dustin. Born May 25, as 1923. Enlisted January, 1943. Engineer Corps. Died November 7, 1943, Braunton, Devon, England. THOMAS E. TURNER, Private, First C a s U. 8. Army. Home ls, address: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County. M s Lucy Lewis,Grandr. mother, 829 N. W. 5th St., Oklahoma City. Born April 17, 1923. Enlisted August, 1940. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Member Boy Scouts, Troop 56, Oklahoma City. Served with Cavalry Reconnaissance Troop, 45th Division. Died September 20, 1943, in action, North African area. CECIL VEAZEY, Private, U. S. Army. Home address: Sentinel, Washita, County. M s Katie Veazey, Mother, Sentinel. Born Janr. uary 4, 1915. Enlisted October 27, 1939. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Died August 7, 1943, North African area. HOMER OLIVER WAITS, First Lieutenant, U. S. Army Air Corps. r. Home address: Tahlequah, Cherokee County. Mr. and M s T. E. Waits, Tahlequah. Born February 28, 1916. Enlisted September, 1940. Member Baptist Church, Tahlequah. Attended Oklahoma A. & M. College, Stillwater, one year; Northeastern State College, Tahlequah, student at time of ,enlistment. Member Phi Sigma Epsilon Fraternity; Delta Psi Omega, National Honorary Dramatic Fraternity; and elected president League of Young Democrats, 1939, Northeastern State College. Trained at Spartan School of Aeronautics, Tulsa,and Randolph Field, Texas. Commissioned and received wings Brooks Field, San Antonio, Texas, April 25, 1941. Sailed for overseas duty April, 1942. Died May 13, 1942, in airplane accident, Middle East Africa.

HARRY E. WALLACE, Second Lieutenant, U. S. Army Air Corps.
Mrs. Edith Mt?a.de, Home address: Britton, Oklahoma County. Mother, 407 S. Western Ave., Britton. Born June 15, 1921. Enlisted September, 1940. Transferred from 45th Division to the Air Corps, March, 1942. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart awarded posthumously. Served as First Pilot of B-26 bomber. Died September 25, 1943, North African area. OWEN KIRBY WARNER,First Lieutenant, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address: Aline, Alfalfa County. Clovis E. Warner, Father, R . 1,Aline. Born November 22, 1917. Enlisted June, 1941. Memt ber Church of Christ, Enid. Graduated High School, Enid, 1936; attended Northwestern State College, Alva; Phillips University, Enid; Oklahoma A. & M. College, Stillwater. Member Sir Galahad Chapter, DeMolay, Enid. Advanced training at Luke Field, Phoe-

nix, Arizona, receiving commiwrion (2nd Lt) and w n s January 9, ig
1942. Additional training in Multi-Motored Transition, Albuquerae que Air B s , Albuquerque, New Mexico, graduating with the highest honor of his class. Stationed March, 1942, Hamilton Field, California; did outstanding work as Pilot of South Pacific Routes as a Pioneer, and cited w t his squadron for outstanding ferrying work ih before Battle of Midway. Promoted to First Lieutenant April 30, 1943. For outstanding work in Ferrying Command awarded campaign ribbons for Asiatic-Pacific and American Theatres of operation. Died September 16, 1943, of injuries received in air-craft crash, Davis-Munthen Field, Tucson, Arizona. VERNON RAY WATSON, Private, First Class, U. S. Army. Home address: Purcell, McClain County. Mrs. Lillie Watson, Mother, Rt. 1, Purce11. Born July 27, 1917. Enlisted January 19, 1940. Served in Signal Battalion, Iceland. Remarks: "He was a good and faithful Christian, loved and highly respected by his many friends." Died June 27, 1942, Tilton General Hospital, Fort Dix, New Jersey. WILLIAM B. WIER, Master Sergeant, U. S. Army. Home address: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County. Mrs. Sybil Gladys Wier, Mother, 1615 N. W.29th St., Oklahoma City. Born November 19, 1914. Enlisted September 16, 1940. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Member Oklahoma National Guard May 1 to October 1, 1935; and September 12 to 16,1940. Died September 23, 1943, in action, North African area. WINFRED W. WYATT, Second Lieutenant, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address: Milfay, Creek County. Mrs. Lillie Watson, Grandmother, Milfay. Born February 18, 1917. Enlisted June 8, 1942. Graduated High School, Milfay; attended North Texas A. & M. College, Arlington, Texas, two years. Received commission and wings Army Air B s , Roswell, New Mexico, January 2, 1943. Died July ae 15,1943, in airplane crash in take-off for first combat mission, Pendleton Field, Oregon. LOU RAYMOND YOUNG, Private, First Class, U. S. Army. Home address: Gluthrie, Logan County. L.V. Young, Father, 510 W. Harrison Ave., Guthrie. Born February 18, 1924. Enlisted September, 1940. Served in Medical Detachment. Stationed Clark Air Field, Philippine Islands. Taken prisoner at Bataan (no word from him after November, 1941). Died June 16, 1943, in Japanese prison camp, Philippine Islands.

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ROBERT E. LEE ALLSPAUGE, Captain, Corps of Chaplains, U. S. Army. Home address: Tulsa, Tulsa County. Mrs. Robert E. Allspaugh, Wife, 1430 South Gary Place, Tulsa 4. Born July 8, 1897. Enlisted January, 1942. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart awarded posthumously. In World War I, served with American Expeditionary Forces thirteen months, rising to rank of staff sergeant Medical Corps. Member East Oklahoma Conference of the Methodist Church, having served many pastorates in Oklahoma, including Rose Hill Methodist Church, Tulsa. Served as teacher and director religious educational activities, and was member of the International Council of Religious Education. Self made as a youth, he early chose the ministry as his life's work, continuing his education in his mature years : graduated High School, Tulsa ; attended University of Tulsa; graduated Northeastern Oklahoma A. & M. College (Miami) and Northwestern University (Evanston, Illinois) ; received Bachelor of Divinity Degree Garrett Biblical Institute in 1931 (Evanston). Training in armed forces, graduated with honors from Chaplain School, Harvard University. Overseas duty beginning August, 1943, with tank, engineer, and infantry hospital corps. Memorial services Boston Avenue Church, Tulsa. Died January 16, 1944, in action a t Cassino, in Italy. JOHN M. ARAMBULA, Private, U. S. Army. Home address: Enid, Garfield County. Frank Brambula, Father, Enid. Born January
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3, 1923. Enlisted March, 1943. Educated Enid schools. Died November 16, 1943, in North african area.

FRANK A. BENNETT, Sergeant, U. S. Army. Home address: Holdenville, Hughes County. Mrs. Lula Bennett, Mother, Rt. 5, Holdenville. Born December 2, 1923. Enlisted September, 1940. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Died November 28, 1943, in Italy. J O H N W. BENNETT, Private, First Class, U. S. Army. Home address: Fairfax, Osage County. Cleo. W. Bennett, Father, Fairfax. Born October 26, 1916. Enlisted September 23, 1940. Remarks: "A very studious and intelligent young man, liked by all who knew him." Died October 15, 1943, in Italy. ARNOLD I?. BETTGE, Sergeant, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address: Lawton, Comanche County. Mrs. K. E. Schmidt, Sister, San Bernardino, California. Born September 24, 1918. Enlisted October 31, 1941. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Died November 12, 1942, Western European area. CECIL EUGENE BLAKLEY, Ensign, U. S. Naval Air Corps Iteserve. Home address : Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County. Mrs. Tom Blakley, Mother, 3300 South Shartel, Oklahoma City. Born lSovernber 29, 1919. Enlisted April 25, 1941. Saw service in Alaska and Aleutian Islands. Died December 3, 1942, in airplane crash, San Diego, California. RALPH BLACKBURN, Staff Sergeant, U. S. Army. Home address: Cushing, Payne County. Mrs. Virginia Lee Blackburn, Wife, 406 East Maple, Cushing. Born September 3, 1918. Enlisted January 12, 1941. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Served with the 45th Division in the invasion of Italy. Died September 11, 1943, North African area. BILLY BOLTON, Private, First Class, U. S. Army. Home address: Muskogee, Muskogee County. Mrs. Gladys Bolton, Mother, 220% North 3rd, Muskogee. Born November 28, 1922. Enlisted September 16, 1940. Oklahoma champion boxer American Athletic Union. Member Oklahoma National Guard, enlisted November 15, 1939. Served with 45th Division. Died July 14, 1943, in Sicily. J O H N E. BONE, Sergeant, U. S. Army. Home address : Rubottom, Love County. M s Almetia I. Bone, Wife, Rubottom. Born Febr. ruary 18, 1919. Enlisted November 18, 1941. Died September 13, 1943, in Italy. JAMES H. BOmTLES, Private, U. S. Army. Home address: Cordell, Washits County. James T. Bowles, Father, Rt. 2, Elk City, Oklahoma. Born June 5, 1922. Enlisted June 10, 1942. Served in Armored Command Amphibious Forces. Died February 4, 1943, Ft Story,Virginia.

MELVIN BOWLES, Sergeant, U. S. Army. Home address: Tonkawa, Kay County. Mrs. Lillie P. Ward, Mother, 209 South 12th St., Tonkawa. Born May 1 , 1919. Enlisted February 14, 1940. D c 1 eoration? Order of the Purple Heart. Died September 13, 1943, in North African area TRAVIS V. BOWLING, Staff Sergeant, U. 8 Army Air Corps. . Home address: Claremore, Rogers County. Mr. and Mrs. Arthur W. Bowling, Parents, Rt. 4, Claremore. Born May 4, 1923. Enlisted November 27, 1942. Served as Tail Gunner on B-24 Liberator. Died August 27, 1943, in airplane crash, routine tra'ining mission, side of Cheyenne Mountain, Pueblo, Colorado. PAUL L BOX, Staff Sergeant, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home ad. r. dress: Cleveland, Pawnee County. Mr. and M s Linah W. Box, Parents, Cleveland. Born November 11, 1915. Enlisted December 18, 1941. Served as airplane mechanic. Upon call at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, only one of his squadron who volunteered to make an ascent in a glider. Died October 29, 1943, Asiatic Theatre, China-India area. HARRY EUGENE BRADLY, Aviation Cadet, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address: El Reno, Canadian County. M s M. B. Cope, r. Aunt, E Reno. Born December 13, 1922. Enlisted March 26, 1942. l A devout Christian. Received diploma and wings as pilot January 25, 1943; Died January 25, 1943, in airplane crash, Madagorda Island, Texas. LESLIE P. BRASEL, First Lieutenant, U. S. Army. Home address : Drumright, Creek County. M s Ovis L. Brasel, Wife, 131 West r. Main, Ada, Oklahoma. Born November 7, 1915. Enlisted January 29,1942. Commissioned May, 1938. Decoration : Order of the Purple Heart. Served in Field Artillery, Reconnaissance Battalion. Died March 5, 1943, in North Africa. BRUCE D. BRIDWELL, Corporal, U. S. Army. Home address: Lawton, Comanche County. Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Bridwell, Parents, 1410 I Street, Lawton. Born March 16, 1917. Enlisted September 15, 1941. Died February 7, 1943, seventh day out in bitter winter storm during training trip, crevasse of Valdez Glacier, famous trail to the gold camps of 1898 in Alaska.

DONALD RAYMOND BRIED, First Lieutenant, U. S. Naval Air
Corps. Home address : Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County. Ildrs. Theodore J. Bried, Mother, 240 N. W. 34th St., Oklahoma City. Born April 16, 1916. Graduated U. S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, 1940. Joined Naval Air Corps March, 1942. Graduated Classen High School, .Oklahoma City, 1934. Attended University of Oklahoma one year, member of University Band, 1934-35. Following graduation from Naval Academy, served at3 ensign much of the time in foreign waters.

Died February 24, 1943, in airplane em&, Jacksonville, Florida. Burial Arlington National Cemetery, Virginia. JOE L B U N , Private, First Class, U. S. Army. Home address: . Ct , Logan County. Mr. and Mrs. Hewitt C. Bugg, Parents, Crescent. Born July 31,1918. E l s e September 24,1940. Served nitd with 45th Division. His captain stated that he could always point to him with pride as one of the best men under his command. Died April 4, 1941. JULIAN A. BURROW,Private, U. S. Army. Home address: Camr. eron, Le Flore County. M s Mary Burrow, Wife, Williams, Oklahoma. Born August 1, 1917. Enlisted January 12, 1941. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Died September 26, 1943, in Italy. MARVIN H. BRYANT, JR., Second Lieutenant, U. S. Army Air Corps, Home address : Hugo, Choctaw County. M s Maude Bryant, r. Mother, 709 East Jackson St., Hugo. Born December 22, 1919. Enlisted August 21,1941. Decorations : Air Medal ; Order of the Purple Heart. Attended University of Oklahoma 1937-40. Served as Bombardier and Navigator. Died January 18, 1943, on a bombing mission over Kiska, Aleutian Islands, Alaska. RICHARD M. CAMPBELL, Staff Sergeant, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address: Calera, Bryan County. I. R. Campbell, Father, Calera. Born October 6, 1921. Enlisted July 8, 1942. Awarded citation of honor. Former basket ball and track star. Died May 3, 1943, Mt. Howe, Idaho. MORRIS ALLEN CARTER, Staff Sergeant, U. S. Army. Home r. address: Apache, Caddo County. Mr. and M s Ross Carter, Parents, 207 South Magnolia, Luling, Texas. Born May 16, 1918. Enlisted November 15, 1940. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Died September 9, 1943, Salerno, Italy. THOMAS P. CARTER, Private, First Class, U. S. Marine Corps. Home address: Avery, Lincoln County. Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Carter, Parents, Rt. 2, Avery. Born August 7,1922. Enlisted May 21, 1942. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Sauk and Fox Indian descent. Outstanding athlete. Qraduated Cushing High School, Cushing, Oklahoma, May 15, 1942. Died January 26, 1943, in action, SoIomon Idands. LYLE THOMAS CHAPMAN, Seaman, First Class, U. S. Coaat Guard. Home address: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Gordon B. Chapman, Father, 1533 S.W. 28th St., Oklahoma City. Born Jannitd uary 26, 1919. E l s e July 17, 1941. Decoration : Order of the er. Purple Hat Member of Church of Christ. Died June 13, 1943, North Atlantic.

ROBERT KENNETH CHESLEY,Fireman, First Class, U. S. Navy. Home address : Isabella, Major County. Mrs. Maggie N. Chesley, Mother, Fairview, Oklahoma. Born March 9, 1923. Enlisted January 13, 1941. Died October 24, 1942, in performance of duty, San Francisco, California. J. W. CHILDERS, Staff Sergeant, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home M s MyFtle Childers, r. address: Okmulgee, Okmulgee County. Mother, 616 West 12th St., Okmulgee. Born October 6, 1920. Enlisted October 1, 1939. Decorations: Order of the Purple Heart; Distinguished Flying Cross. Graduated High School, Bogota, Texas, May, 1939 ; member All State Football Team. Graduated Army Technician School, Rantoul, Illinois, December 6, 1941. Died September 29, 1942, off Guadalcanal, Southwest Pacific. ALBERT R. CHRISTIAN, Corporal, U. S. Army. Home address: r. Vinita, Craig County. M s Cornelia E. Christian, Mother, Rt. 2, Vinita. Born October 13, 1914. Enlisted January 7, 1941. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart awarded posthumously. Served as Machine Gunner with 45th Division. Died November 7, 1943, in action in Italy. RECTOR COCKINQS, Sergeant, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address: Cleveland, Pawnee County. M s A. E. Shepard, Mother, r. Cleveland. Born May 31, 1918. Enlisted December 4, 1941. Died December 8, 1943, in bomber crash (B-24) near Marrakech, French Morocco, en route to England. DELPARDE R. COLE, Sergeant, U. S. Army. Home address: Stuart, Hughes County. Lewis D. Cole, Father, Rt. 1, Stuart. Born February 27, 1908. Enlisted January 14, 1940. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Wounded September 9, 1943. Died Septem1 ber 1 , 1943, North African area.

ERNEST S. COLE, Captain, U. 8. Army. Home address: Atoka, Atoka County. Mrs. Ernest S. Cole, Wife, 604 W. Adams, Purcell, Oklahoma. Born January 12, 1908. Enlisted April, 1942. Served with Ordnance Regiment. Died October 27, 1943, in French Morocco. WARREN Q. COLLINS, Captain, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address: Ringling, Jefferson County. A. G. Collins, Father, Ringling. Birth July 7, 1920. Enlisted October 1, 1941. Died December 12, 1943, airplane crash in fog, El Paso, Texas. DAVID DEHAVEN COMLY, Private, Paratroop Division, U. S. Army A r Corps. Home address: T l a Tulsa County. M s A. A. i us, r. Carrigan, Mother, 3012 East 8th St., T l a Born September 27, us. 1922. Enlisted March 13, 1942. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart awarded posthumonsly. Received wings as Paratrooper, Ft. Benning, Georgia. Shipped for overseas' duty April, 1943, as part

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of Airborne Division. Landed in North Africa; took part in the invasion of Sicily, and was only one of 49 who survived when 1,000 paratroopers were dropped behind the German line. Later when passing through Sicily with 7th Army, he and a companion paratrooper captured 46 Italian prisoners. Hospitalized with malaria, September, 1943, North Africs. Died October 6, 1943, in action and buried on Italian soil. JOHN T. COMPTON, Captain, U. S. Army. Home address: Tulult, T l a County. Mrs. Johnnie Marie Campton, Wife, 4702 South 28 us ItT.Ave., Tulsa. Born May 30, 1918. Enlisted September 16, 1940. Uecoration : Order of the Purple Heart awarded posthumously. Member of Oklahoma National Guard, enlisted June 4, 1934. Served with the 45th Division. Died November 8, 1943, in Italy. CHARLES E. COZBY, Sergeant, U. S. Army. Home address: Okluhoma City, Oklahoma County. Mrs. C. E. Cozby, Wife, 1137 N. J3. 10th St., Oklahoma City. Born April 16, 1919. Enlisted September 20, 1940. Of Chickasaw I n d i a descent, great-grandson of Cyrus Harris, first Governor of the Chickasaw Nation. Subsequent to one year's service i n Army, volunteered for State Uetachment Sational Guard, December 10, 1941; regularly enlisted second time in U. 8. Army January 4, 1942. Served in Ordnance Company, 45th Uivision. Died October 15, 1943, in action, in Italy. OTHO COX, Private, U. S. Army. Home address: Lookeba, Caddo County. Mrs. Willie Lee Cox, Mother, &t. 2, Loolieba. Born April 30, 1915. Enlisted August 27, 1941. Served with Nngineer lhgiment. Died July 12, 1943, Elgin Field, Florida. CECIL W. CIUBTREE, Private, U. S. Army. Home address: Grandfield, Tillman County. K. K. Crabtree, h'ather, Grandfield. . Born May 28, 1923. Enlisted September 13, 1939. Served in Tank Destroyer Division. Died October 22, 1942, Army and Navy Uospital, Hot Springs, Arkansas. JOHN H. CROWDER, Technical Sergeant, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address : Bartlesville, Washington County. Walter Crowder, Brother, 401 South Seminole, Bartlesville. Born Septem ber 1, 1911. Enlisted December 6, 1940. Decoration: Air Medal lor lwroic service in action in the Aleutian Islands August, 1942. L)ied January 18, 1943, in Aleutian Islands. LOUIS E. CURRY, Second Lieutenant, U. S. Marine Corps. Home address: Pryor, blayes County. Mrs. Elpha J. Curry, Wife, 204 Sorth Taylor, Pryor. Born March 1 , 1917. Enlisted February 2, 1 1937. Won highest rank as enlisted man, then recommended for and entered Officer Candidate Training School and received his combission. Each man in his battalion received letter of commendation from the Commanding Officer, for bravery on Guadalcanal. Died November 21, 1943, Southwest Pacific.

BILLY FLOYD DAILEY, Corporal, U. 8.

Army. Home address: Colbert, Bryan County. Mrs. Fanaie Y. Crabtree, Grandmother, 1 Colbert. Born February 1 , 1924. Enlisted December, 1941. P i n t enlisted in the Army in September, 1940, and served a year. Served with 45th Division second enlistment. Died November 20, 1943, in Italy. CARL SHEPARD DBLBEY, JR., Senior Lieutenant, Radio Operator Chief, U. S. Merchant Marine. Home addrew : Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County. Mrs. Carl S. Dalbey, Sr., Mother, 900 N. V. 42nd St., Oklahoma City. Born October 22, 1921. Enlisted October 19, 1940. Decoration: Mariner's Medal awarded posthumousiy. As a tribute to his courage and honoring his memory posthumoudy were the Red Cross of Boston program (August, 1943), the Fred Waring Radio Program (October, 1943), and the dedication of a room t his name at the Seaman's Church Institute of New York o City. First passed Government test for amateur radio license at the age of twelve years, subsequently advancing through different phases of radio to "Ham" operator, serving as announcer for local stations Oklahoma City, Enid, and Ponca City. At the age of twenty years, accepted as student in the Radio School, Gallup Island, Boston completing the ten month's course in four months due to previous experience. Shipped coast-wise four months. Sailed June, 1942, as Chief Radio Operator on merchant ship which within ten days was torpedoed and sunk, Dalbey and forty-seven others drifting thirtytwo days in open life boat finally arriving at an island where they were rescued by Betty Carstairs, English sportswoman, and hospitalized at Nassau, Bahama Islands. Sailing October, 1942, ship crashed at sea, crew landing at Halifax, Nova Scotia. Sailing December 21, 1942, made it with cargo to England, through storms and submarine infested waters; upon return was honored at White House and by Government officials at Washington, D. C. Sailed March 17, 1943, on a new "Liberty Ship." Died March 29, 1943, on duty on ship torpedoed and sunk in the Battle of the Atlantic. HOMER DAVIS, Corporal, U. S. Army. Home address: Bennington, Bryan County. Tom Davis, Father, 509 W. M s . Durant. Born is, Pebruary 22, 1917. Enlisted August 20, 1941. Served aa Tank Gunner, Armored Regiment. Died November 28, 1942, in North Africa. RUSSELL R. DAVIS, Second Lieutenant, U. S. Army A r Corps. i Home address: Owasso, Tulsa County. M s Laura Davis, Mother, r. Rt. 1 Owasso. Born July 15, 1919. Enlisted September 15, 1940, , served one year, re-enlisted January 2, 1942. Graduated and received wings March 20, 1943, at Moore's Field, Mission, Texas. Died November 2, 1943, Eagle Pass, Texas. WOODROW W. DEEL, Second Lieutenant, U. S. Army. Home address: Bokchito, Bryan County. D. T. Deel, Father, Bokchito.

Born January 18, 1916. Enlisted September 16, 1940. Decoration : Order of the Purple .Heart. Served with 45th Division. Died October 12, 1943, in Italy, FREDERICK DEEM, Second Mate, U. S. Merchant ?&wine. Home address: Eddy, Kay County. Mrs. Anna Brown, Aunt, 1207 W. Nansur, Guthrie, Oklahoma. Born May 16, 1904. Served on a commercial freighter which was taken over into the Merchant Marine in April, 1942. Died May 16, 1942, on duty when the ship was bombed in the Caribbean Sea. CHARLIE J. DEUVALL, Private, U. S. Army. Home address: Vian, Sequoyah County. Mrs. Sarah Deuvall, Mother, Et. 1, Vian. Born December 11, 1920. Enlisted January 10, 1942. Died November 24, 1943, in Italy. MORVAN DICK, Water Tender, Second Class, U. S. Navy. Home address: Kaw, Kay County. Mrs. 0. S. Dick, Mother, Kaw. Born March 13, 1921. Enlisted September 8, 1939. Decorations : American Defense Medal ; Asiatic-I'acif ic Campaign Medal. Graduated High School, Kaw, Oklahoma, 1939. Served with the American forces at Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941. Awarded medal for efficiency and medal for four years good conduct. Served with Engineer Force, U. S. S. Henley, recently sunk. Died October 3, 1943, on duty near Sew Guinea, Southwest Pacific. ROBERT L. DICKENSON, Staff Sergeant, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address: Tulsa, Tulsa County. W. 0. Dickenson, Father, 1416 S. Newport, Tulsa. Born July 19, 1913. Enlisted June 15, 1942. Received Citation of Honor. Served with Observation Squadron. Died May 20, 1943, in airplane crash during maneuvers, near Nashville, Tennessee.

JOHN W. DICKEY, Private, U. 5. Army Air Corps. Home address : Bethany, Oklahoma County. Mrs. Sallie A. Dickey, Mother, 403 N. Marshall Drive, Midwest City Branch, Oklahoma City 10. Born July 7, 1918. Enlisted January 1 , 1943. Completed schooling at Cres1 cent, Oklahoma. Trained at Fort Sill, Sheppard Field, and Harlingen Field, Texas. Won wings m Aerial Gunner March 22, 1943. Died March 22, 1943, in line of duty, Harlingen, Texas. LLOYD GEORGE DICKSON, Sergeant, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address: BarnsdaU, Osage County. Mrs. 0. K. Dickson, Mother, Barnsdall. Born June 28, 1922. Enlisted September 21, 1942. Died February 12, 1943, Roswell, New Mexico. GRAHAM W. DIGOS,, JR., Technical Sergeant, U. S. Army Air r. Corps. Home address: Wetumka, Hughes County. M s Mamie H. Diggs, Mother, Wetumka. Born March 21, 1921. Enlisted June 29, 1942. Decorations: Order of the Purple Heart; Air Medal. Graduated Wetwnka High School, 1938. Graduated University of Okla-

homa, 1942. Graduated from Gunnery School and received wings, Barlingen Field, Texas, August 18, 1942. Served as Top Tnrret Gunner on B-17 in England. Died July 29, 1943, over Eel, Qermany.

GEORGE DILLAHUNTY, Private, First Class, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address: Granite, Greer County. Mr. and M s W. A. r.
Dillahnnty, Parents, Rt. 1, Granite. Born December 30, 1916. Enlisted November 21, 1941. Received diplomas from Airplane Mechanical and Propeller Specialist School, Chanute Field, Illinois. Died May 25, 1943, Camp Maxey, T x s ea.

RUSSELL R. DOUGHERTY, Second Lieutenant, U. S. Army Air
Corps. Home address: Edmond, Oklahoma County. Mrs. Martha Dougherty, Mother, 30 East Clegern, Edmond. Born August 7, 1918. Enlisted February 25, 1941. Decorations: Air Medal; Oak Leaf Cluster; Order of the Purple Heart. Died April 19, 1943, in Solomon Islands. HERRY A. DRAKE, Corporal, U. S. Coast Guard. Home address: Boyd, Beaver County. Mr. and Mrs. Glen W. Drake, Parents, Box 588, Clovis, New Mexico. Born September 29, 1919. Enlisted December 2, 1940. Died June 30, 1943, Japanese Prison Camp, Philippine Ialands.

WAYNE E. DRAKE, Private, U. S. Army. Home address: Tulsa, Tulsa County. Mrs. Edith Drake, Mother, 1428 East Admiral Place, Tulsa. Born February 18, 1922. Enlisted March 12, 1941. Died September 7, 1943, Japanese Prison Camp, Philippine Islands. LEONARD A. DUGGAN, Seaman, First Class, U. S. Naval Air Corps. Home address : Laverne, Harper County. Mrs. A. G. Duggan, Mother, Laverne. Born April 1, 1924. Enlisted December 7, 1942. Served as Radio Gunner. Died October 7, 1943, in airplane crash routine flight, Jacksonville, Florida. ALONZO H. DUKE, JR., Private, U. S. Army. Home address: r. Ardmore, Carter County. Mr. and M s A. H. Duke, Parents, 918 B N.W., Ardmore. Born March 25, 1917. Enlisted September 16, 1940. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Graduated Ardmore High School. Enlisted in Oklahoma National Guard September 9, 1940. Wounded September, 1943. Died November 26,1943, in Italy.
Beckham County. Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Dunn, Parents, Sayre. Born January 28,1914. Enlisted June 8,1942. Served in Engineer Corps. Trained at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, and Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Died March 13, 1943, in North Africa. LEO E. DUNAWAY, Second Lieutenant, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address: Jones, Oklahoma County. Mr. and M s F. C. Dunr.

EMIT M. DUNN, Corporal, U. S. Army. Home address: Sayre,

away, Parents, Jones. Born July 9, 1919. Enlisted March, 1942. Graduated Jones High School; attended Oklahoma A. & M. College, Stillwater, two years. Member Kappa Sigma Fraternity. Advanced training at Pampa and Pyote, Texas, and Dyersburg, Tennessee, Served as Co-Pilot on B-17. Died November 13, 1943, Chipping Warden, England.

CHARLES DUSHANE, Second Lieutenant, U. S. Army. Rome address: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County. M s Dorothy Ione r. Dushane, Wife, 2140 Eubanks, Oklahoma City. Born December 25, 1919. Enlisted September 22, 1941. Decorations : Distinguished Service Cross; Order of the Purple Heart. Died November 8, 1942, in North African invasion.

MARSHALL E. DYCHE,Corporal, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address: Carrier, Garfield County. Mrs. Ralph Dyche, Mother, Carrier. Born December 14, 1921. Enlisted August 29, 1942. Graduated Carrier High School and Enid Business College, Enid, Oklahoma. Died October 29, 1943, in Sicily.
ALFRED EDWARDS, Private, First Class, U. S. Marine Corps. r. Home address : Stillwell, Adair County. M s May Edwards, Mother, Rt. 4, Stillwell. Born October 17, 1910. Enlisted January 7, 1942. Died November 20, 1943, at Tarawa, Gilbert Islands, Southwest Pacific.

CLAUDE TURNER EICHOR, First Lieutenant, Field Artillery, U. S. Army. Home address: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County. M s C .C. Eichor, Mother, 2509 N.W. 21st St., Oklahoma City. r. Born April 15, 1918. Enlisted March 1, 1941. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart awarded posthumously. Attended Central High School, Oklahoma City. Received commission as Second Lieutenant Officers' Training School, Fort Sill, Oklahoma, August 18, 1942. Sailed for overseas duty October, 1942. Promoted to First Lieutenant April, 1943. Served in the campaigns of Africa, Sicily, and Italy. Died December 7, 1943, in action on Mt. Pantane, Italy.
PARKER E. EVERETT, Second Lieutenant, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address: E k City, Beckham County. Mrs. Alice Dean, Sister, l 510 N. Elmira, San Antonio, Texas. Born May 28, 1914. Enlisted May 27, 1941. Attended public schools Clinton and Weatherford, Oklahoma. Graduated Southwestern Institute of Technology (B.A.) , Weatherford, 1936. Widely known in Western Oklahoma college sports. Member Episcopal Church. Received wings and commission s January 9, 1942. Served a Flight Commander, Mapping Squadron, Spokane, Washington. Died July 7, 1943, airplane crash, Sioux City, Iowa. LEONARD EUGENE FASHOLTZ, Aviation Cadet, U. S. Army Air Gorpa. Home address: Nowata, Nowata County. Charles

Fasholb, Father, 302 South Locust, Nowata. Born February 5. 1915. Enlisted September 25, 1941, First enlisted i U. S. Army, n Field Artillery, February 3, 1941. Trained as Navigator. Wings awarded posthumously. Died March 13, 1942, airplane c m h , Mather Field, Sacramento, California.

CLYDE FRMIER, JR., Second Lieutenant, U. S. A m y Air Corps. Home address: Hominy, Osage County. Clyde M. Frazier, Sr., Father, Hominy. Born February 29, 1920. Enlisted 1940 (began p r i m a q training October, 1940). Graduated Hominy High School. Attended Oklahoma Baptist University, Shawnee, two and one-half years; member of All S a e College Football team during second tt year. Member of First Baptist Church, Hominy. Received wings and commission, Kelly Field, San Antonio, Texas, May 29, 1941. Served as Pilot on B-17 Flying Fortress and on A-20-8, light attack bomber. Stationed a t Hickam Field at time of attack on Pearl Harbor December 7, 1941. Died May 5, 1942, in airplane crash. Hickam Field, Territory of Hawaii.
CARL FUNKHOUSER, Staff Sergeant, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address: Skedee, Pawnee County. Mrs. Edna Funkhouser. Mother, Skedee. Born June 7, 1910. Enlisted January, 1938. First enlisted in the U. S. Army August 1, 1933, and served in First Field Artillery, Fort Sill, Oklahoma, until he enlisted in the Air Corps. Served in the Philippine Islands two years. Died January 14, 19-32. near Boise, Idaho.
NATHAN MacCLAIN GARRISON, Private, First Class, U. 8. Army. Home address: Alva, Woods County. Mrs. Irene S. Garrison, Mother, 703 Fourth St., Aha. Born December 10, 1918. Enlisted September 16, 1940. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart awarded posthumously. Member Oklahoma National Guard, enlisted October 1, 1939. Attended Horace Mann High School, Northwestern State College, Nva. With Aha Daily Record several years before mobilization. Served with 45th Division. Died November 9, 1943, in action in Italy. CLAIRE E. GOLDTRAP, Corporal, U. S. 3iaarine Corps. Home address: Hobart, Kiowa County. M s Lola Blanche Goldtrap. r. Mother, Rt. 2, Hobart. Born April 10, 1922. Enlisted June 15, 1940. Sailed for overseas duty July, 1941. Died November 20. 1943, South Pacific.

GERALD GRAY, Second Lieutenant, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home d d r e s s : Tonkawa, Kay County. M s B. F. Gray, Mother, Tonkr. awa. Born April 4, 1919. Enlisted October 15, 1940. Flight Instructor. Died May 3, 1942, Kaye Field, Columbus, Mississippi. E-mEST ELMO GUNTER, Corporal, Seaforth Highlanders, Canad m Army* Home addrem: Hammon, Roger Mls County. Wiley il

Gunter, Father, Hammon. Born October 13, 1913. Enlisted February 15, 1942, at Nelson, Canada. Attended University of Oklahoma 1933-34. Fought in fourteen major battles in Africa, Sicily, and Italy. Wounded twice. Died December 20, 1943, in action in Italy.

JOSEPH CECIL HAAS, Seaman, Second Class, U. S. Navy. Homa address: Carnegie, Caddo County. M s Ethel Radford, Mother, r. Carnegie. Born July 11, 1920. Enlisted May 31, 1942. Served as Gunner's Mate. Died February 20, 1943, Naval Hospital, San Diego, California.
EDGAR NOLAN HALL, Sergeant, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address : Fairview, Major County. A. 0.Manning, Foster Father, Fairview. Born September 22, 1922. Enlisted September 13, 1940. Served as Mechanic. Died June 26, 1942, Army Air Field, Waco, Texas.

JOHN G. HALL, Second Lieutenint, U. S. Air Corps. Home address: Tulsa, Tulsa County. Mrs. G. H. Hall, Mother, 2235 E. 24th St., Tulsa. Born February 16, 1918. Enlisted March 24, 1942. Received wings and commission Aloe Field, Texas, February 16, 1943. Died May 25, 1943, near Natchez, Mississippi.

HAROLD J. HAMBLIN, Private, First Class, U. S. Army. Home address: Covington, Garfield County. Mrs. Lydia M. Hamblin, Mother, Covington. Born April 17, 1914. Enlisted January, 1942. Died November 26, 1942, in action Southwest Pacific.
WALTER E. HANCE, First Lieutenant, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address: Picher, Ottawa County. Albert Hance, Father, 601 North Netta St., Picher. Born September 25, 1911. Enlisted March 18, 1931. Died September 20, 1942, New Delhi, India. MELVIN II. HANCEFORD, Corporal, U.S. Army. Home address: Seminole, Seminole County. Howard Hanceford, Father, Rt. 3, Seminole. Born February 24, 1918. Enlisted February 17, 1941. Decoration : Order of the Purple Heart, Graduated Prairie Valley High School, Seminole County, 1938. Employee of American Potash & Chemical Company, Trona, California. Served with the 45th Division. Sailed for overseas duty in May, 1943. Died September ll, 1943, in action in the Battle of Salerno, Italy. ALEX HARDRIDGE, Private, U. S. Army. Home address, Kellyville, Creek County. Mrs. Betsy Hardridge, Mother, Rt. 1, Kellyville. Born December 7, 1920. Enlisted January 17, 1941. Decoration : Order of the Purple Heart. Grandson of Shawnee Hardridge, Peace Officer of the U. 8. Indian Police force, 1883-85, first officer in City of T l a Died July 1 , 1943, in Sicily. us. 1

ALBERT HARDBRAVES, Private, U. S. Army. Home address: Bixby, Tulsa County. M s Mildred Hardgraves, Wife, Bixby, Born r. September 28, 1917. Enlisted June 5, 1942. Served with Engineer Corps. Died August 12, 1943, auto accident, near Sapulpa, Oklahoma, en route home on furlough. DENTON C. HARGROVE, Technician, Fifth Grade, U. 8. Amy. Home address: Miami, Ottawa County. Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Hargrove, Parents, 217 G S.E., Miami. Born October 2, 1917. Enlisted January 8, 1941. Decorations: Order of the Purple Heart; Silver Star. Served in Medical Detachment, 45th Division. During battle in Sicily crossed a field under enemy fire to care for a wounded comrade. Died November 8, 1943, somewhere in Italy. CLIFFORD E. HARE, Private, U. S. Army. Home address: Cherr. okee, Alfalfa County. Mr. and M s James Hare, Parents, 380 National Ave., Chula Vista, California. Born January 1 , 1918. En1 listed September, 1940. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Served with 45th Division. W s with the 7th Army under coma mand of General Patton through the Sicilian campaign. Died September 12, 1943, North African area. ALVA C. HARMON, Private, First Class, U. S. Army. Home address: Crescent, Logan County. C. C. Harmon, Father, Crescent. Born March 3, 1918. Enlisted September 16, 1940. Member Oklahoma National Guard, enlisted July 2, 1940. Served as Mechanic. Honorable discharge May 2, 1942, account of health. Died December 12, 1942, Veterans Administration Facility, Excelsior Springs, Missouri. OAYLE H. HARMAN, Private, Essex Scottish Regiment, Canadian Army. Home address: Guthrie, Logan County. T. H. Harman, Father, 512 East Washington, Guthrie. Born June 4, 1915. Enlisted 1939. Previously served in the U. S. Army, 1934 to 1937, a t Fort Sill, Oklahoma, and in Philippine Islands. Sailed for England early in 1941 as member of coast guard. Attended Guthrie public schools. Graduated Oklahoma Military Academy, Claremore, 1932. Died August 19, 1942, in action, Dieppe, France. BILLIE JOE HARRIS, Private, First Class, U. S. Army. Home address: Atoka, Atoka County. M s T h d a Harris, Wife, Rt. 1, r. Atoka. Born April 8, 1919. Enlisted September 16, 1940. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Member Oklahoma National Guard, enlisted 1939. Served with the 45th Division. Sailed for overseas duty in May, 1943. Wounded in the invasion of Sicily July, 1943. Died November 5, 1943, of wounds received the same day in Italy.
CHARLES A. HEAD, Second Lieutenant, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address : Shawnee, Pottawatomie County. M s Betty Alice r.

Head, Mother, 534 N. Bell Sk, Shawnee. Born October 4, 1919. Enlisted January 29, 1941. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Died September 26, 1943, of: wounds received in action, in Italy. WNBLD E. H E L U E N B M D , Staff Sergeant, U. S. Army. Home address: Blackwell, Kay County. Mrs. b y Helden brand, Mother, Blackwell. Born January 7, 1919. Enlisted September 16, 1940. Oecoration : Order of the Purple Heart. Member Oklahoma National Guard, enlisted November 16, 1937. Graduated Blwkwell Hlgh School and was student printer when he entered the Army. Served with 45th Division. Died July 25, 1943, in Sicily. STACY L. H E N D U , Technical Sergeant, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address: Antlers, Pushmataha County. Lewis H. fiendrlx, blather, 2Oti North Oak, Antlers. Born January 5, 1920. Enlisted April 14, 1942. Decoration: Order of the Purple fieart. Served as Hadioman on B-17, European Theatre. lieported misslug May 21, 1943. Died June 4, 1943, in Germany. LEO R. HICKMAN, Sergeant, U. S. Army. Home address: Uurant, Bryan County. Mrs. John &. Hickman, Mother, &t. 1, Uurant. Born September 19, 1922. Enlisted September 16, 1940. Uecoration: Order of the Yurple Heart awarded posthumously. Attended Blue Ridge High School. Member and song leader, Church of Chist. Served with 45th Uivision. Uied July 15, 1943, in actiou i Sicily. u W & L I M li"KLIN HJ.NI)S, S a f Sergeant, U. S. Army Air tf Corps. Home address: Kellyville, Creek County. Mrs. Martah A. Hinds, Mother, Kellyville. J3orn August 28, 1921. Elllisted July 6, 1942. Served as Flight Xngineer. Died April 19, 1943, Barksdale Field, near Shreveport, Louisiana GaREtY F. HINTON, Staff Sergeant, U. S. &my Air Corps. Home address: Bartlesville, Washington County. Mrs. 'l'heresa S. liinton, Mother, 514 E. 12th St., Bartlesville. Born January 7, 1919. Enlisted December 9, 1939. lteceived wings July 3, 1942. Served with Transport Carrier Group. Saw one year's foreign service, l'uerto hico. Died July 3, 1942, airerait accident, Maxwell Field, Montgomery, Alabama. ALBERT L E E HODGES, Private, U. S. Army. liome address: Bartlesville, Washington County. M s H. B. Hodges, Mother, flt. r. 1, Box 241, Tulsa 15, Oklahoma. Born November 17, 1920. Enlisted April 1, 1942. Served with Medical Corps. Died December 9, 1942, in Egypt, North Africa. DON E. HODGES, Corporal, U. S. Army. Home address : Okemah, t, Okf'uskee County. Melvin Hodges, Father, 605 N. 4th S. Okemah. Born April 22, 1923. Enlisted September 16, 1940. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart; Silver Star awarded posthumously for gallantry in action. Served with 45th Division. Died July 12, 1943, in action North African area

WILLIAM P. HOLLIN(3SWORTH, First Lieutenant, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County. M s r. Virginia W. Hollingsworth, Mother, 820 N.W. 22nd St., Oklahoma nitd City. Born May 22, 1918. E l s e September 1, 1941. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Member First Baptist Church, Oklahoma City. Attended Oklahoma City University three years, serving as member orchestra and band and as officer in student organizations. Boy Scout Master of Troop 66. Member Chamber of Commerce and Kiwanis Club, Oklahoma City. Employee Braniff Airlines. Died November 12, 1942, in Western European area. JESSE C. HOLLOWAY, Sergeant, U. S. Army. Home address: Ardmore, Carter County. Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Holloway, Parents, Rt. 2, Ardmore. Born January 13, 1915. Enlisted July 9, 1942. Died October 21, 1943, in Italy. JOHN L. HOLMES, Staff Sergeant, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home r. address: Tulsa, Tulsa County. M s Mary E. Holmes, Wife, Apt. 314, 407 W. 4th St., Tulsa. Born October 19, 1908. Enlisted September 18, 1942. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Received commendation from his Commanding Officer for superior airmanship, courage, and expert gunnery. Reported missing in action August 6, 1943. Died July 25, 1943, in action, Hamburg, Germany. FRANK HOTEMA, JR., Corporal, U. S. Army. Home address: Goodland, Choctaw County. Prank Hotema, Father, Goodland. Born December 17, 1921. Enlisted May 30, 1942. Choctaw Indian. Member Goodland Presbyterian Church. Graduate Goodland High School, 1942. Member of Goodland Band and active in musical and athletic organizations. Served in Tank Destroyer Battalion. Died July 31, 1943, Camp Hood, Texas. ORAN W. HOWE, Corporal, U. S. Army. Home address: Guthrie, r. Logan County. M s Martha E. Howe, Wife, 333 So. First St., Guthrie. Born April 14, 1920. Enlisted June 4, 1942. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Served as Gunner on tank, Armored Amphibious Infantry. Died November 8, 1943, in action in Italy. ERNEST W. HUFFMAN, Private, First Class, U. S. Army. Home address: Dover, Kingfisher County. Mrs. Wesley Huf fman, Mother, Dover. Born October 16, 1918. Enlisted January, 1942. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Died January 1, 1943, in Ne~v Guinea. JAMES L E E INQRAM, Radioman, Third Class, U. S. Naval Reserve. Home address: Muskogee, Muskogee County. Fred L. Ingram, Father, 1310 Ash, Muskogee. Born August 1 , 1920. En1 listed October 22, 1942. Died October 31, 1943, Pacific area i TOM W. JACKSON, First Lieutenant, U. S. Army A r Corps. Home address: Tipton, Tillman County. M s Nora Jackson, Mother, Tipr.

ton. Born July 25, 1916. Enlisted April 23, 1941. Decoration: Distinguished Flying Cross. Sailed for overseas duty February, 1943. Died November 25, 1943, in India. LEON D. JEFFERS, S a f Sergeant, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home tf address : Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County. Lena I. Stuart, Siater, 1631 Heyman, Oklahoma City. Born July 16, 1922. Enlisted September 25, 1942. Died December 1, 1943, over Germany.

RALPH E. JEHLE, JR., Private, First Class, U. S. Army. Home address: Cushing, Payne County. Mrs. Rslph E. Jehle, Sr., Mother, 25 N. Zunis, Tulsa, Oklahoma. Born April 18, 1922. Enlisted June 11, 1942. Served as Paratrooper, Infantry Airborne Command. Died December 17, 1943, General Hospital, Tunisia, Africa. JACK W. JOHNSON, Private, U. S. Army. Home address: Stillr. water, Payne County. M s Addie Johnson, Mother, 1123 Perkins Road, Stillwater. Born December 22, 1922. Enlisted December 13, 1942. Served with Ranger Battalion. Died July 10, 1943, North African area. ARTHUR W. JOYNER, Second Lieutenant, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address :Arapaho, Custer County. Mr. and Mrs. A. R. Joyner, Parents, Arapaho. Born September 22, 1918. Enlisted December, 1941. Decoration: Air Medal. Graduated High School in 1937, Clinton, Oklahoma. Student Chemical engineering, Oklahoma A. & M. College, Stillwater, two years. Member of Oklahoma National Guard two years. Received wings. and commission Hondo, Texas, December, 1942. Served as Navigator. Died November 5, 1943, i n action, Mimoyecques, France. DEWAYNE JONES, Radio Operator, U. S. Naval Air Corps. Home address: Hydro, Caddo County. M s E. P. Jones, Mother, Hydro. r. Born March 2, 1924. Enlisted March 2, 1942. Died October 1, 1942, in airplane crash routine flight, Clear Lake, California.

. GEORGE L KELLEY, Staff Sergeant, U. S. Army. If ome address : Barnsdall, Osage County. E. J. Kelley, Father, Barnsdall. Born June 18, 1919. Enlisted August 5,1940. Graduated Air Mechanics School, Chanute Field, Illinois. Head of Sub-Depot transportation, 20th School Squadron, Lowry Field, Colorado. Honorary member Welfare Amciation and through this organization promoted greatest gathering ever arranged for people with whom he worked. Died June 19, 1943, at Fitzsimmons Hospital, Denver, Colorado. SAMUEL EDWARD KELLY, JR., First Lieutenant, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address: Altus, Jackson County. Samuel E. Kelly, Sr., Father, 414 West Commerce St., Altus. Born November 7, 1917. Transferred to Army Air Corps November, 1941, as First Lieutenant and w s graduated as an Observer on December 12, 1941. a

First enlisted in U. S. Army Field Artillery, July 5, 1940. Graduated from Gunnery School, Tyndall Field, Florida, June, 1942. Sailed for overseas duty September 17, 1942, landed in England in October, and was member of first squadron to arrive in North Africa. Died December 17, 1942, in action and buried in U. S. Army Cemetery uear Algiers, North Africa.

LEONARD A. KIMMELL, Corporal, U. S. Army. Home address: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County. E. M. Kimmell, Uncle, Grandfield, Oklahoma. Born January 25, 1899. Enlisted October, 1942. Previously, h i s t a n t Clerk of the Federal Court of the Western District of Oklahoma. Served in Judge Advocate's Office, Fort Sill. Uied Mareh 1, 1943, Will Rogers Field, Oklahoma City. GEORGE J. KOCH, Corporal, U. S. Army. Home address: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County. Mrs. J. L. Black, Sister, 2624 N.W. 27th St., Oklahoma City. Born January 26, 1901. Enlisted March 23, 1942. Served with hconnaissance Troops, Guadalcanal from December, 1942, to March, 1943. Contracted malaria and given honorable discharge August, 1943. Died December 23, 1943, Fox Lake, Wisconsin. JOHN EBEH, KRAYBILL, First Lieutenant, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address: Thomas, Custer County. Mrs. B. N. Kraybill, Mother, Thomas. Born September 5, 1920. Enlisted December 15, 1941. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart; Air Medal; Oak Leaf Cluster. Attended University of California, Berkeley, California. Lest for overseas duty December 16, 1942. Served as Pilot on Liberator bomber. Died September 4, 1943, in action in North Africa. EMMIT 1 LEHMAN, Private, U. S. Army. Home address: Moore' . land, Woodward County. Mrs. Catherine Lehman, Mother, Mooreland. Born June 13, 1917. Enlisted November 10, 1942. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Died September 21, 1943, in Italy. ltALPH E. LISTER, Private, U. S. Army. Home address : Tulsa, Tulsa County. L. E. Lister, Father, 719 North Quincy, Tulsa 6. Born May 6, 1922. Enlisted February, 1943. Served in Field Artillery. Died December 14, 1943, in Italy. TROY LONGAN, Private, U. S. Army. Home address: Wyandotte, Ottawa County. William R. Longan, Father, Wyandotte. Born March 25, 1914. Enlisted May, 1941. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. First enlisted and served in the Army at Fort Francis E. Warren, Wyoming, 1935-36. Died January 31, 1942. Manila, Philippine Islands. TEN0 LOPEZ, Sergeant, U. S. Army. Home address: Hartshorne, Pittsburg County. Mrs. Ramona Lopez, Wife, Hartshorne. Born

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September 3, 1916. *Enlisted January 14, 1940. Graduated Hartsborne High School, 1936. Served with 45th Division. Died Novemn ber 8, 1943, i Ildy.

JOHNNIE LOWREY, Private, First Class, U. S. Army. Home add-: Skiatook, Tulsa and Osage, Counties. M s Vada Lowrey, r. Mother, Skiatook. Born May 18, 1919. Enlisted January 21, 1942. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Died November 4, 1943, in Italy.

WLLIAM W. G. LYDA, Second Lieutenant, U. S. Marine Corps Reserve. Home address: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Mrs. Nora G1. Lyda, Mother, 3715 Appleton, N.W., Washington, D. C. Born December 10, 1920. Enlisted June 24, 1942. Central High School, Oklahoma City, track star, established interscholastic 440 dash that still stands. Graduated University of Oklahoma, 1942. University track star, greatest 440 and 880 yard man in this school's history. Received wings and commission a t Pensacola, Florida, May 18, 1943. Attached to Dive Bomber Squadron. Died October 19, 1943, in airplane crash returning from search for lost pilot in the Pacific, Santa Ana, California. Burial Arlington National Cemetery, Virginia.
CLIFFORD A. LYON, Sergeant, U. S. Marine Corps. Home address: Avard, Woods County. Mr. and Mrs. Vern $. Lyons, Parents, Avard. Born November 26,1919. Enlisted January 12, 1942. Served as Chief Mechanic in a marine amphibious battalion. Died November 20, 1943, in South Pacific.

OKLAHOMA W A R MEMORIALWORLD W A R I1 PART V*
The Oklahoma War Memorial is sponsored by the Historical Society to honor those from Oklahoma who have given their lives in the service of the country in the present Global War and to preserve their life stories in the permanent records of the State. The compilation of this Memorial and its publication were authorized by the Board of Directors of the Oklahoma Historical Society in the quarterly meeting held on July 27, 1943. Replies are received daily in response to personal letters addressed to the nearest of kin to our war dead, whose names have been located through search in the State press and other publications, through casualty lists from the War and the Navy departments, and through aid of friends of the Historical Society, giving essential data on special cards which are placed on file in the Society. With mounting casualty lists, more than 1,400 of these cards have been returned completed. Much additional material which has been placed under the individual names of the deceased has been sent in by relatives and consists of photographs, newspaper clippings, copies of citations, and letters or manurrcripts written and signed by the nearest of kin. Those relatives who have not done so are urged to send such additional data (concerning education, training in service, church membership, etc.) to the Society that the records in the Memorial may be complete. While it will not be possible because of lack of space allowed in The Chronicles to publish these heroic stories in full, the Historical Society plans eventually to present a brief biography of each one of Oklahoma's war dead, in this quarterly magazine. The first list of these biographies was ~ublished as Part I of the "Oklahoma War Memorial-World War nu in Volume XXI. Number 4 (Decembef, 1944). Other lists have appeared as Parts IT, 111, and IV in the spring, summer, and autumn numbers (1944). respectively. Additional lists will be puhlished in future numbers.-Muriel H. Wright.

JAMES P. ATKINS, Technician, Fifth Class, U. S. Army. Home address: Bristow, Creek County. M s Mary Pauline Atkins, Wife, r. Rt. 5, Bristow. Born July 26, 1923. Enlisted February 1 , 1943. 1 Served as Parachutist, Airborne Command. Died October 29, 1943, in airplane crash, routine flight Camp MacKall, Hoffman, North
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R. K. BELL, Private, U. S. Coast Artillery. Home address: Oswalt, Love County. M s Erie Bell, Mother, Oswalt. Born Februr. ary 20, 1919. Enlisted March 10, 1941. Died December 5, 1942, in Japanese prison camp, Mukden, Manchoukuo. EDDIE R. BOCK, Second Lieutenant, U. S. A r m y Air Corps. Home address: Tulsa, Tulsa County. Mrs. Hulda Bock, Mother, 124 South Elwood, Tulsa. Born July 27, 1920. Enlisted May 22, 1943. Died January 15, 1944, Tarrant Field, Fort Worth, Texas. JOHN G. BREES, Aviation Cadet, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home r. addreas: Chickasha, Grady County. Mr. and M s R. C. Brees, Parents, 1628 South 18th St. Chickasha. Born August 16, 1920. Enlisted September, 1942. Would have received wings on February 9, 1944. Died January 22, 1944, in training flight piloting a B-25 Bomber, La Junta Air Base, La Junta, Colorado. BRUCE B. BROOKS, Second Lieutenant, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address : -Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County. Mrs. Bruce Brooks, Wife, 316 W. 10th Ave., Mitchell, South Dakota. Born March 19, 1920. Enlisted January 20, 1942. Decorations: Air Medal; Oak Leaf Clusters, three; Order of the Purple Heart awarded posthumously. Attended High School, Platte, South Dakota, and two and one-half years of college a t Iowa City, Iowa. Member of Methodist Church. Had completed forty-eighth mission. Died October 16, 1943, in action over Italy. ROY E. BUCK, First Sergeant, U. S. Army. Home address: Stillwater, Payne County. Mrs. Angie Buck, Mother, 415 West 11th St., Stillwater. Born August 12, 1919. Enlisted September 16, 1940. Awarded one machine gun and two rifle medals. Member Oklahoma National Guard, enlisted January, 1939. Served with 45th Division. Died December 7, 1943, in Italy. WILLIS 0.BUCKLEY,Staff Sergeant, U. S. Marine Corps. Home address: Beggs, Okmulgee County. James D. Buckley, Father, Beggs. Born April 1, 1917. Enlisted April 4, 1938. Three years foreign service in China and Philippine Islands. Taken prisoner by the enemy at the surrender of Corregidor. Died May 21, 1943, in Japanese prison camp, Philippine Islands. KENNETH LEE CHAPMAN, Corporal, U. S. Army. Home address: Watonga, Blaine County. John Chapman, Father, 7559 San Fernanda Road, Burbank, California. Born January 26, 1925. Enlisted June 19, 1940. Took part in major battles in North Africa. Died November 19, 1943, in Italy. WILLIAM C. CLARK, Second Lieutenant, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address: Okmulgee, Okmulgee County. Mrs. Helen Clark Duesbury, Sister, 411 Siegler, Corpus Christi, Texas. Born December 31, 1922. Accepted for flight training in the Air Corps,

August, 1942. Member Oklahoma National Guard, enlisted November 14, 1939, and mobilized on September 16, 1940, with Headquarters Company, 179th Division, later a part of the 45th Division. Received wings and commissioned June 2'2, 1943, Yuma, Arizona. Attached to Bomber Squadron, Will Rogers Field, Oklahoma City. Died October 29, 1943, in bomber crash, near Thomas, Oklahoma.

IVAN H. CODAY, Private, U. S. Army. Home address: Coweta,
Wagoner County. Clarence Coday, Father, Coweta. Born May 30, 1920. Enlisted February 1 , 1941. Decoration : Order of the Pur1 ple Heart. Served as Machine Gunner, 45th Division. Died December 17, 1943, in Italy. WILLIAM ORION COTTLE, Pharmacist's Nate, Second Class, U. S. Naval Reserve. Mrs. George Cottle, Mother, Box 331, San Miguel, California. Born September 26, 1918. Enlisted February 1, 1942. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart awarded posthumously. Attended college three and one-half years and excelled in sports. Died June 16, 1943, in Southwest Pacific area and buried with full military honors a t Sidney, Australia. SEQUOYAH J. DOWNING, Staff Sergeant, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address: Locust Grove, Mayes County. Mrs. Betsy Downing, Mother, Locust Grove. Born May 27, 1918. Enlisted April 25, 1942. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Received Citation of Honor. A champion (118 lbs.) and won trophy for most popular boxer, 1938 Golden Glove Tournament. Served as Aerial Gunner on B-24 Liberator. Died October 18, 1943, in New Guinea, Southwest Pacific.

RICHARD D. EWING, Private, First Class, U. S. Army. Home address : Atoka, Atoka County. M s Ella Katherine Weeks, Sister, r. Atoka. Born November 23, 1911. Enlisted Spring of 1941. Served with Coast Artillery, Anti-aircraft. Taken prisoner by the enemy at the surrender of Corregidor. Died February 7, 1943, in Japanese prison camp, Mukden, Manchuokuo. JOSEPH W. FLEMING, Second Lieutenant, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address: Binger, Caddo County. Mrs. W. D. Fleming, Mother, Rt. 1, Binger. Born April 30, 1918. Enlisted May 12, 1942. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Graduated Oklahoma A, & M. College, 1940. Died October 24, 1943, in African area. DELBERT L. FORSYTHE, Second Lieutenant, 17. S. Army Air Corps. Home address: Hastings, Jefferson County. Verne E. Forsythe, Father, Hastings. Born December 1, 1921. Enlisted April 5, 1942. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Served as Pilot on P-51 Mustang, in India from August, 1943. Died January 2, 1944, in airplane crash, emergency landing, Dinjan, India.

JACK H. FRANS,Technical Sergeant, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home addreas: Fay, Dewey County. Mr. and M s J. M. Frans, Parents, r. Thomas, Oklahoma. Born August 9, 1920. Enlisted March 9, 1942. Died July 27, 1943, near Funafuti, Ellice Islands, Southwest Pacific. DARWIN E. MIIN, Private, U. S. Army. Home address: Vici, Dewey County. Mr. and Mrs. Oacar Gok, Parents, Vici. Born March 26, 1918. Enlisted September 26, 1941. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Died November 10, 1943, in Italy. JOSEPH C. BUNN, Private, First Class, U. S. Army. Home address: Tulsa, 'l'ulsa County. M s Elaie C. Bum, Mother, 1612 East r. 15th St., Tulsa. Born December 2, 1920. Enlisted September 16, 1940. Uecoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Member of' the Oklahoma National Guard, enlisted October 26, 1938. Sailed for overseas duty May, 1943. Served with 45th Division in Sicilian campaign. Uied December 29, 1943, in Italy. . KERMIT M. HALEY, Private. U. 8 Army. Home address: Sapulpa, Creek County. Richard A. Haley, Father, 707 N. Hickory St., Sapulpa. Born August 25, 1922. Enlisted February 16, 1941. Decoration: Order ofBthePurple Heart. Served in Medical corps, 45th Division. Died September 22, 1943, in action, Salerno, Italy. CHARLES STANLEY HARRIS, Seaman, Second Class, U. S. Navy. Home address : Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County. Mrs. E. A. Harris, Mother, 615 S. E. 20th St., Oklahoma City 9. Born April 18, 1926. ]Enlisted December 7, 1943. Trained a t San Diego, California, before transfer to Tennessee. Died February 5, 1944, Naval Hospital, Memphis, Tennessee. WILLIAM C. HOOVER, Private, First Class, U. S. Army. Home address: Enid, Garfield County. F. B. Hoover, Father, 814 E. Locust St., Enid. Born June 24, 1917. Enlisted May 20, 1942. Served as Radio Operator, Signal Corps. Died March 27, 1943, in airplane crash, Oliver Spring, Tennessee. N0RUA.N N. HUGHES, Staff Sergeant, U. S. Army. Home address: Reed, Greer County. Mrs. Eva M. Hughes, Mother, Reed. Born March 2, 1922. Enlisted September 16, 1940. Member Oklahoma National Guard. Served with the 45th Division in the Sicilian campaign. Died November 8, 1943, in Italy. STEVIE E. HUGHES, Second Lieutenant, U. S. Army Ar Corps. i Home address: Altns, Jackson County. Mr. and M s Lonnie Hughes, r. Parents, Altus. Born December 31, 1922. Enlisted June 13, 1942. Attended University of Oklahoma 1941, and Altus Junior College, 1942. Received wings and commission Blytheville, Arkansas, May 28, 1943. Died December 24, 1943, Arlie, Texas.

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CALVIN E KELLEY, Staff Sergeant, U. S. Army. Home address: . Eldorado, Jackson County. M s Calvin C. Kelley, Wife, Eldorado. r. nitd Born August 4, 1919. E l s e September 16, 1940. Member OUahoma National Guard, enlisted May, 1940. Sailed for overseas duty May, 1943. Served as Meaa Officer with 45th Division, in line of duty during Sicilian campaign. DidDecember 15, 1943, in Italy. HOMER DEWITT KELLEY, Second Lieutenant, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address: Eldorado, Jackson County. Mr. and Mrs. John Kelley, Parents, Eldorado. Born April 9, 1917. Enlisted July 12, 1941. Enlisted Reserve Officers Training Corps 1938. Member Oklahoma National Guard enlisted May, 1940. Died March 2, 1942, in airplane crash, Barksdale Field, Louisiana. HAZEN B. LANNINQ, JR., Corporal, U. S. Marine Corps Reserve. Home address: Nowata, Nowata County. Mr. and Mrs. H. B. Lanning, Parents, Nowata. Born December 19,1919. Enlisted January 19, 1942. Decorations: Order of the Purple Heart; Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal. Senior, School of Journalism, University of Oklahoma. Served in Quadalcanal campaign. Died November 20, 1943, Tarawa At& JAY C. LEPLORE, Corporal, U. 8 Army. Home address: North . McAlester, Pittsburg County. Mrs. Clara J .LeFlore, Mother, North McAlester. Born October 23, 1922. Enlisted September 16, 1940. Choctaw Indian desceut. Completed junior year McAlester High School. Member Oklahoma National Guard. Served with 45th Division. Died November 15, 1943, in action in Italy. REX L.MADDEN,Seaman, First Class, U. S. Navy. Home address: Holdenville, Hughes County. Mrs. J. 0. Madden, Mother, 324 So. Creek St., Holdenville. Born October 7, 1925. Enlisted J u n e 2, 1942. Attended Holdenville High School. Died March 11, 1943, somewhere in North Atlantic. CLOVIS RAY MBRLOW, Private, First Class, U. S. Marine Corps. Home address: Enid, Garfield County. Mr. and Mrs. Ollie D. Marlow, Parents, 1419 E. Walnut, Rt. 4, Enid. Born February 21, 1918. Enlisted November 15, 1939. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart awarded posthumously. Graduated High School, Enid, 1936. Died December 23, 1941, Wake Island. PRENTICE A. MARTIN, Ensign, U S. Naval Air Corps. Home . address: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Comty. h. Victor T. Mount, Mother, 200 Edgemere Court, Oklahoma City. B o h June 4, 1920. Enlisted May, 1942. Member Fighting Squadron, New Wssp Carrier. Died November l, 1943, i airplane crash, Quonset Point, n Rhode Island. JACK T. MASSENGALE, Staff Sergeant, U. 8. A r m y Air Corps. Home address: Okmulgee, Okmdgee County. and Mra. R. L. hbmngale, Parents, Rt. 2, Okmulgee. Born June 10, 1923. Enb

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listed December 1, 1941. Decorations : Air Medal ;Oak Leaf Cluster. Died February 8, 1943, in action, North African area. THEODORE A. MATTHEYER, Sergeant, U. S. b y . Home address: Chandler, Lincoln County. Mr. and Mrs. Eddie Mattheyer, Parents, Chandler. Born May 3, 1922. Enlisted March, 1939. Deeoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Died October 15, 1943, in Italy.
LOYD L. MAULDIN, Second Lieutenant, U. S. Army Air -Corps. Home address: Leedey, Dewey County. Mrs. Grace E. Mauldin, Wife, Moorewood, Oklahoma. Born May 21, 1920. Transferred to Air Corps March, 1942. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart awmded posthumously. F k t enlisted in the Army December 12, 1939. Received wings and appointment as Flight Officer November 10, 1942, later receiving commission as Second Lieutenant. Served as Pilot on Bomber during raid over Keil, Germany. Died July 25, 1943, in action European area. WALTER L. MBXEY, Private, U. S. Army. Home address: TushAtoka County. G. M. W e y , Father, Tushka. Born June 12, 1918. Enlisted November 27, 1942. Served in Armored Infantry Regiment. Died March 21, 1943, Fort Benning, Georgia. VAIL R. MAYSEY, Private, U. S. Army. Home address: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County. Mrs. Neva Naysey, Wife, 22% South Robinson St., Oklahoma City. Born December 18, 1916. Enlisted March 16, 1942. Died December 17, 1943, Bougainville Island, Southwest Pacific.

CARL W. McCLANAHAN, Private, First Class, U. S. Army. Home address: Red Fork, Tulsa County. Mr. and Mrs. Archie McClanahan, Parents, 3622 South 26 W. Ave., Red Fork. Born July 20, 1921. Enlisted September 16, 1940. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Served with the 45th Division. Died November 9, 1943, in Italy.
ERVEN R. McCLANAHAN, Private, U.' S. Army. Home address : Red Fork, Tulsa County. Mr. and Mrs. Archie McClanahan, Parents, 3622 South 26 W. Ave., Red Fork. Born August 14, 1922. Enlisted September 16, 1940. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Served with the 45th Division. Died October 9, 1943, in Italy. WILLIAM ELWOOD McCLURE, Second Lieutenant, U. S. Army Air Corpa Home address: Hollis, Harmon County. Henry E. McClure, Father, Hollis. Born January 10, 1917. Enlisted January 16, 1943. Began operating tractor and power farm machinery at age of fourteen on his father's farm in Jsckson County. Followed the wheat harvest with two combines four years, 1938-41, north from Oklahoma to Canadian line. Began training Hamilton Field a8 instructor chemical warfare; transferred to air corps training, passing a l testa for cadets despite lack of high school education. Received l

wings and commission Douglas, Brizona, July, 1943. Rated am C+ Pilot, B-17,Flying Fortress. Qrbunded by illness for three month8 beginning October 5, 1943. Died January 5, 1944, in airplane d near Windover Field, Utah,

KENNETH W. McCOY, Corporal, U. S. Marine Corps. Home address: Hominy, Osage County. Mrs. R. L. McCoy, Mother, 622 Ws et 1st St., Hominy. Born January 30, 1920. E n h t e d June 9, 1940. Graduated High School. Served in overseas duty sixteen m o n t h Died December 6, 1943, in South Pacific. FAYTHE ANDREW McGINMS, Second Lieutenant, U. 8. Army Air Corps. Home address : Muskogee, Muskogee County. M ~ B Ella . uut McGinnis, Mother, 546 South 7th St., Mudtogee. Born A g s 30, 1917. Enlisted February 21, 1942. Served as assistant athletic coach Langston University, Langston, Oklahoma. Died September 12,1942, in airplane crash, Tuskegee, Alabama. MERLE D E a L McGtINNIS, Messman, U. S. Merchant Marine. Home address: Chelsea, Rogers County. Mrs. C. H. McQinnis, Mother, Eloy, Arizona. Born August 29, 1924. Enlisted September, 1942. Had previously joined the Army at age of sixteen, served on Corregidor aix months, and honorably discharged on account of age in November, 1941. Died April 3, 1943, in action at sea.
T. C. McLAUGHLIN, Second Lieutenant, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address : Lexington, Cleveland County. Mrs. Margaret MeLaughlin, Mother, Lexington. Born December 18, 1916. En1isted November 19, 1940. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Died November 1 , 1943, Southwest Pacific. 1 . JAMES T McLEROY, First Sergeant, U. S. Army. Home address: Atoka, Atoka County. Mrs. Edna J. McLeroy, Mother, 503 East B. St., Atoka. Born November 4, 1919. Enlisted September 16, 1940. Decoration: Silver Star; Order of the Purple Heart. Died September 21, 1943, in action, North African area. FBANK W. McLIN, Second Lieutenant, U. 8. Army Air Corps. us r. Home address: Tulsa, T l a County. M s J. R. Koberling, Mother, 569 South Peoria Ave., T u b . Born June 18, 1922. Enlisted March, 1942. Served as Pilot. Died June 17, 1943, Laredo, Teurs. RONALD MEDLIN, Staff Sergeant, U. S. h y Air Corps. Horn3 address: Hugo, Choctaw County. Mr. and Mrs. Claude Medlin, Parents, 1110 E. Jackson St., Hugo. Born April 15, 1920. Enlisted September 16,1939. Died January 12, 1943, in airplane crash, Atlanta, Georgia. EDWARD MELTON, Sergeant, U. 8 Army. Home address :Moyers, . Pushmataha County. W. D. Melton, Father, Moyers. Born June 8, 1919. Enlisted October 1,1939. Decoration : Order of the Purple Heart. Died April 23, 1943, in North Africa

JOHN CHARLES MITCHELL, Sergeant, U. 8. Army. Home add ~T l : , Tulsa County. Mrs. Martha F. Mitchell, Mother, 2116 us a South Marion Ave., T l a Born March 29, 1923. Enlisted June us. 25, 1942. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Died November 16, 1943, in North Bfrican area.
JOSEPH E. MIX,Technical Sergeant, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address: Buffalo, Harper County. Mamie Crouch, Aunt, Buffalo. Born March 10, 1921. Enlisted November 5, 1941. Awarded Service Cross. Died August 1, 1943, Rumanian oil fields, Southeastern Europe. LOREN MORRIS, Staff Sergeant, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address :Tecumseh, Pottawatomie County. Mrs. Cora Morris, Mother, Tecumseh. Born September 19, 1910. Enlisted June 28, 1942. Served as machinist and gunner with air forces in China. Died October 26, 1943, Bsiatic area. CLIFFORD E. MOSS, Private, U. S. Army. Home address: Sallisaw, Sequoyah County. H. E. Moss, Father, Sallisaw. Born October 13, 1921. Enlisted January 25, 1943. Died October 23, 1943, Camp Campbell, Kentucky. DALE M. MULLINS, Sergeant, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address: Park Hill, Cherokee County. D. I. Mullins, Father, Park Hill. Born March 21, 1924. Enlisted November 25, 1942. Awarded Qood Conduct Medal and medal for service in Cuba. Died November 26, 1943, Orlando, Florida. ALFRED CLAIR MURPHP, JR.,Aviation Cadet, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County. Alfred Clair Murphy, Sr., 3700 Trellis Court, Oklahoma City. Born May 19,1921. Enlisted 1940. Awarded wings posthumously. Died September 17, 1942, in airplane crash on last solo flight in basic training, Sumpter, South Carolina CHARLES ("BUCK") NELSON, 1 1 Flight Instructor, U. S. 1, Army, in Spartan School of Aeronautics, Tulsa. Home address: T l a Tulsa County. Charles Nelson, Jr., Father, 1245 South Owasus, so, Tulsa 5. Born December 21, 1911. Enlisted January, 1942. Completed High School a t St. Joseph's College, Muskogee; attended Qeorgetown University, Washington, D. C. ; and Oklahoma University, Norman, 1932-33. At the age of fifteen enlisted in U. S. Air Corps Reserve. after leaving University of Oklahoma enlisted in U. S. Air Corps a t Barkley Field, near Shreveport, Louisiana, to raise his priority for appointment to Randolph Field; at end of first year asked for and received honorable discharge. Selected by U S. Army in 1942 as one of ten to take special refresher course; . graduating and receiving every license conferred, was assigned to Spartan School of Aeronautics. Died August 28, 1942, airplane crash during routine flight, near Muskogee, Oklahoma.

GEORGE D. NICHOLSON, Private, U S. Army. Home addtess: . Schulter, Okmdgee County, Mrs. Cora E. Nicholson, Mother, Schulter. Born April 26, 1920. Enlisted December 27, 1942. Died NOvember 5, 1943, in action in Italy. ARLIE NORTH, Private, U. S. Army. Home address: B a d a l l , Osage County. F. M. Jones, Grandfather, Barnsdall. Born September 2, 1915. Enlisted September 16, 1940. Served as Gunner with 45th Division. Died September 10,1943, in North African BERNICE C. NORTHCUTT, Second Lieutenant, U. S, Marine Air Corps. Home address : Lexington, Cleveland County. Walter Northcutt, Father, Lexington. Born March 26, 1922. Enlisted September, 1942. Attended University of Oklahoma, Norman, 1939-42. Pre-medic student. In special dive-bomber training Florida Marine Air Corps Base. Died December 29, 1943, in airplane crash Deland, Florida. PHILLIP VIRGIL PALMER, Private, U. S. Army. Home address: Morris, Okmulgee County. Mrs. Opal Irene Hughes, Sister, 3407 Avenue L, Galveston, Texas. Born June 27, 1918. Enlisted February 24, 1942. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart awarded posthumously. Graduated Morris High School in May, 1937. Attended Murray State School of Agriculture, Tishomingo, a n d University of Oklahoma. Received wings as Paratrooper, Infantry Airborne Command, Fort Benning, Georgia. Sailed for overseas duty April, 1943. Died July 1 , 1943, in action North Africa. 1 JOHN H. PARK, Staff Sergeant, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address : Muskogee, Muskogee County. Harry E. Park, Father, 532 North 11th St., Muskogee. Born July 6, 1924. Enlisted July 15, 1942. Died September 8, 1943, in European area. ATHEL A. PATE, Staff Sergeant, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home r. address: Broken Bow, McCurtain County. Mr. and M s (311s Pate, Parents, Broken Bow, Oklahoma. Born March 8, 1907. Enlisted March 10, 1942. Received wings as bombardier Columbia, South Carolina. Died February 27, 1943, in airplane accident Latin-American area. RAY BUSTER PAUL, Private, U. S. Army. Home address: Wirt, Carter County. M s Laura Paul, Mother, Wirt. Born January 10, r. 1923. Enlisted January 5, 1943. Died November 20, 1943, in machine gun fire invasion of Makin Island, Gilbert Islands.
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THOMAS EDMUND PETERS, Sergeant, U. S. Army. Home address: Bessie, Washita County. Mrs. Rosa Peters, Mother, Bessie. Born Angnst 5, 1915. Enlisted January 16, 1942. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Died November 9, 1942, in Moroc~o and buried a t El Medio Cemetery.

EARL ELIC PETTY,Technician, Fifth Grade, U 8. Army. Home . addrem: Blwckwell, Kay County. Mr. and Mrs. Joseph M. Petty, Parents, 1216 West Lincoln, Blackwell. B r February 24, 19B. on E l s e September 16, 1940. Award for marJmmamhip. Died Nonitd vember 9, 1943, in action in Italy.
ROBERT C. PHILLIPS, Boatswain Mate, First C a s U. S. Navy. ls, Home address: Chandler, Lincoln County. l . D. Davenport, b B. , Sister, Rt. 3, Chandler. Born September 1 1916. Enlisted 1938. Sailed for overseas duty and docked at Pearl Harbor December, 1941. Survived the sinking of three large ships. Died October 28, 1943, Balboa, Panama Canal Zone.

STANLEY PHILLIPS, Private, First Class, U. S. Amy. Home address: Marietta, Love County. Rufns A. Henry,. Uncle, Marietta. Born September 17, 1920. Enlisted winter of 1939. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Died March 24, 1943, in North Africa. MORSE DEAN PIGIG), Private, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address: Weatherford, Custer County. Mr. and Mrs. Joseph A. Pigg, Parents, Weatherford. Born July 20, 1922. Enlisted October 27, 1942. Attended Southwestern Institute of Technology, Weatherford, two yeam. Member of Church of Christ. Graduated Armament School, Buckley Field, Denver, Colorado. Sent to Army Gunnery School, Harlingen, Texas. Awarded his wings posthumously. Died April 29, 1943, in airplane crash last routine practice Harlingen, Texrur. ALVIA L.POLLARD,Staff Sergeant, U. S. Army. Home address: r. Haworth, McCurtain County. M s Berline Pollard, Wife, Rt. 1, Idabel, Oklahoma. Born December 18, 1915. Enlisted September 16, 1940. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. First enlisted and served in the Army, 1936-39. Member of Baptist Church. Served with the 45th Division. Died July 1 , 1943, in Italy. 1 LOUIS ("BUDDY") POOL, Corporal, U. S. Army. Home address: Loyal, Kingfisher County. Mrs. Gus Smith. Sister, R.F.D., Loyal. Born February 18, 1921. Enlisted December 26, 1941. Served in Field Artillery. Died August 19, 1943, in Sicily. JOHN M. PORTER,'Primte, U S. Army. Home address: Milfay, . Creek County. h Ida Porter, Mother, Milfay. Born April 12, . 1918. Enlisted December 1 , 1939. Served with Medical Detach1 ment oversea8 one year. Died October 16, 1943, in Italy. FRANK POWER, Private, U S. Marine Corps. Home address: . Clinton, W e r County. Mrs. E. W. Venamon, Mother, Clinton. Born October 19,1922. Enlisted June 15,1941. Decorations: O d r re of the Purple Heart awarded posthumously; American Defense Service Medal; Matic-Pacific Campaign Mead. Editor and stereotyper

C W o m Morning Tames. Served as anti-aircraft gunner on U.S. 8. Ariurno. Died December 7,1941, Pearl Harbor, Territory of Hawaii. ORVILLE M. PRATER, Second Lieutenant, U. 5. Army Air Corps. Home address: Olustee, Jackson County. Mrs. C. W. Prater, Mother, 728 E. Walnut, Altus, Oklahoma. Born November 21, 1981. Enlisted June 20, 1942. Graduated (A.S. Degree) in Agronomy, Cameron State Agricultural College, Lawton, Oklahoma. HRceived wings
and commission a t Eagle Pass, Texas, April 27, 1943. Served as First Pilot on B-17 Flying Fortress. Died September 6, 1943, in airplane crash Bapid City, South Dakota. DEARING R. PRITCHARD, Private, U. S- Army. Home address: Grove, Delaware County. Mr. and M s Harue hitchard, Parents, r. Grove. Born July 5, 1919. Enlisted September 19, 1941. Member First Baptist Church of Grove. Attended Grove High School, played football, and took part in school activities. Served in Quartermaster Corps. Taken prisoner a t fall of Corregidor, Philippine Islands. Died July, 1943, in Japanese Prison Camp, Tokyo, Japan.

WLLLaRD D. QUEENER, Private, First Class, U. S. Army, Home address: Osage, Osage County. Mr. and M s H. H. Queener, r.
Parents, Osage. Born April 29,1916. Enlisted April 3, 1941. Served in Medical Corps, making his first voyage in April, 1942. Uied Ilecember 12, 1942, on shipboard Alaskan waters, North Pacific. JOE BEN RBINES, Aviation Cadet, U. S. Army Air Corps- Home address: Tulsa, Tulsa County. Mrs. John Raines, Mother, 1224 South Columbia Place, Tulsa 4. Born August 5, 1921. Enlisted November 3, 1942. &marks : "He lived a good clean life and was a faithful and loyal Christian and a good athlete.'' Died December 1, 1943, in airplane crash near Coffeyville, Kansas. THOMAS JEFFERSON RAINEY, Second Lieutenant, U, S . Army Air Corps. Home address: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Mr. and Mrs. R. M. Rainey, Parents, 310 N.W. 19th St., Oklahoma City. Born July 4, 1921. Enlisted December 10, 1941. Member First Presbyterian Church and graduate of Classen High School, Oklahoma City. Junior a t Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut. Received wings and commission a t Napier Field, Dothan, Alabama, January 14, 1943. Served as Pilot on Fighter Plane (P-47). Died June 4, 1943, in airplane crash, Mitchell Field, New York City. KENNETH H. RANDBLL, Private, U. 8. Army. Home address: Broken Bow, Mecurtain County. Lee Randall, Father, Broken Bow. Born November 5, 1915. Enlisted April 16, 1941. Died August 2, 1943, in action in Sicily.

SAMUEL ALBERT RAY, First Lieutenant, U. 8. Army Air Corps. Home address : Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County. D. B. Ray, Father, 2829 N. S. 21st St., Oklahoma City. Born December 13, 1918. En-

listed January 8, 1942. Died February 1 1943, Army A r Base, , i England, and buried a t Brook Haven, U. S. Cemetery, nem London, England. VIRGIL F. REED, Private, First Class, U. S. Army. Home address: Alva, Woods County. &. and Mrs. Alf Reed, Parents, Rt. 9, Alva. Born April 13, 1918. Enlisted January 5, 1940. Served with the 45th Division in the Battle of Sicily. Died September 15, 1943, in Italy. DEWEY REISS, Second Lieutenant, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address: Apache, Caddo County. Fred W. Reiscl, Father, Rt. 2, Sapulpa. Born April 20, 1922. Enlisted September 16, 1942. Expert Pistol and Strafing. Graduated Craig Field, Alabama, July 28, 1943. Died November 5, 1943, in airplane crash off Chepillo Island, Republic of Panama. CABL REYNOLDS, Staff Sergeant, U. S. &my Air Corps. Home address: Wayne, McClain County. Mrs. 0. C. Minyen, Aunt, Wayne. Born February 5, 1920. Enlisted May 4, 1942. Decorations: Order of the Purple 'Heart; Air Medal. Died June 20, 1943, in North Africa. DAVID T. ROBERSON, Ensign, U. S. Naval Air Corps. Home address :Burneyville, Love County. W. R. Roberson, Father, Burneyville. Born April 10, 1923. Enlisted July 7, 1942. Died December 25, 1943, in airplane crash Seattle, Washington. JAMES G. ROBERTS, Captain, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address: Bennington, Bryan County. Calvin C. Roberts, Brother, 407 1 Spruce St., Leavenworth, Kansas. Born January 1 , 1920. Enlisted September 15, 1940. Served in combat operations Southwest Pacific. Died November 30, 1943, in airplane crash Tullahoma, Tennessee. HENRY H. ROBERTSON, Corporal, U. S. h y Air Corps. Home address: Elk City, Beckham County. Mrs. Mattie Robertson, Mother, Elk City. Born October 3, 1921. Enlisted May 12, 1941. Died April 2, 1942, Paine Field, Everett, Washington. LLOYD L ROBERTSON, Private, First Class, U. S. Army. Home . address: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County. L. L Robertson, Father, : 719 S.E. 11th St., Oklahoma City. Born January 1 1922. Enlisted , 1939. Served with the 45th Division. Died July 14, 1943, in Sicily. WILLIS M. ROSS, Sergeant, U. S. Army. Home address: Ringwood ,Major County. Mrs. Esther 'Morris, Mdher, Ringwood. Born May 18, 1919. E l s e January 2, 1941. Served in 45th Division. nitd Died October 15, 1943, in I a y tl. I TIP SCHIER, Major, Reserve Officer Safety Office, Frt Bomber & is Command, U. S. Army A r Corps. Home address: Oklahoma City, i Oklahoma County. Mrs. Alice Schier, M t e , 917% North Oklaohr

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homa, Oklahoma City. Born October 22,1898. Enlisted 1943. Veteran airlines pilot; had served as pilot for the S&eway, Braniff, Delta & Cuban National airlines, and Continental Oil Company; had flown for over twenty-five years and "logged over 15,000 hours flying time without timatching any equipment. " Died December 19, 1943, El Paso, Texaa T H O W A. SCHOONOVER, Corporal, U. S. Army. Home address: Binger, Caddo County. Mrs. Wilda Maye Whitworth, Mother, Binger. Born July 1 , 1922. Enlisted January 5, 1940. Decora1 tion: Order of the Purple Heart. Had record of three years good service and as a perfect marksman. Died May 29, 1943, A t t u Island, Aleutian Islands.
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CLEMAN F. SCOTT, Private, First Class, U. S. Army. Home add: Blackwell, Kay County. Mr. Boy Scott, Father, 912 W. MeU e y , Blackwell. Born November 7, 1919. Ndisted September 16, 1941. Served in Field Artillery. Died October 3 194d, iu Italy. , LEWIS C. SCOTT, Staff Sergeant, U. S. Army. Home address: Galera, Bryan County. J, M. Scott, Father, Calera. Born July 30, 1914. Enlisted September 16, 1940. Member of Oklahoma National Guard. Served with 45th Uivision. Died November 4, 1943, at Salerno, Italy. CECIL C . SHEEGOO, First Lieutenant, U. S Army. Home ad. dress: MaysviUe, Garvin County. Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Sheegog, Parents, Maysville. Born January 24, 1911. Enlisted E'e bruary 23, 1942. Served in Field Artillery and graduated Officers Training School a t Fort Sill March, 1943. Died November 27, 1943, in train- . ing airplane crash near Lawton, Oklahoma. FLOYD M. SHERRILL, Staff Sergeant, U. 8. Army. Home address : Muskogee, Muskogee County. M s Dora L. Sherriil, Sister, r. Kt. 5, Muskogee. Born August 2, 1920. Enlisted September 16, 1940. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Graduated Central High School, Muskogee, 1940. Member Oklahoma National Guard, enhted 1939. Served with 45th Division. Died October 10, 1948, in Italy. HARRY WILSON SHORT, Sergeant, U. S. &my Air Corps. Home address: Barnsdall, Osage County. Jerome W. Short, Father, Rt. 1, BarnsdaU. Born January 5, 1922. Enlisted October 9, 1940. Died October 28, 1942, in airplane crash March Field, California.
KENNETH SHORT, Private, U. S. Army. Home address: Grandfield, Tillman County. Mr. and M s J. C. Short, Parents, Grandr. field. Born October 7, 1909. Enlisted February 21, 1942. Died October 24, 1942, Walter Reed Hospital, Washington, D.C.

FRANK SITEK,Private, First Class, U. S. Army. Home address: Bartlesville, Washington County. Mrs. Anne L. Sitek, Wife, Rt. 3, Bartlesville. Born October 25, 1918. Enlisted February-5, 1942. Died October 6, 1942, of wounds received in battle, Territory of Hawaii. FLOYD L. SKINNER, Private, First Class, U. S. Army. Home address : Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County. T. W. Skinner, Father, (Fireman, First Class, U. S. Xaval Reserve, C.B.M.U. 542) Gulf Port, Mississippi. Born September 8, 1925. Enlisted December 7, 1942. Sailed April 27, 1943, and was on active duty in North Africa. Died July 25, 1943, in Sicily. BILL H. SMITH, Private, U. S. Army. Home address: Chickasha, Grady County. Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Smith, Parents, 614 Michigan Avenue, Chickasha. Born February 14, 1921. Enlisted Septemkr 16, 1940. Served in Field Artillery 45th Division. Died October 22, 1943, i n Italy. ELWIN E. SMITH, Corporal, U. S. Marine Corps. Home address: Cherokee, Alfalfa County. Mr. and Mrs. Eads E. Smith, Parents, Rt. 2, Yuba City, California. Born September 18, 1919. Enlisted July 29,1940. Decorations : Order of the Purple Heart; American Defense Service Medal ; hiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal. Stationed on thf U. S. S. Lexington and was member of the crew of Anti-Aircraft Battery that readied the only remaining serviceable gun for further defense of the ship in its last battle. Died May 8, 1942, on active duty in Battle of the Coral Sea. HARRISON SMITH, JR., First Lieutenant, U. S. Marine Air Corps. Home address: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County. Mr. and Mrs. Harrison Smith, Parents, 440 N.'W. 15th St., Oklahoma City. Born August 21, 1918. Enlisted February 10, 1942. Attended Culver Military Academy, Culver, Indiana ; Medo Junior College, Palo Alto, California; and graduated University of Oklahoma, Norman, 1941. Member Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity. First enlisted Naval Air Reserve March, 1942, and received commission as ensign May, 1943. Trculsferred to Marine Air Corps, trained at Cherry Point, North Carolina, and promoted to First Lieutenant July, 1943. Sailed for overseas duty September, 1943. Died December 13, 1943, in action off Tat'una Airport, Town of Manpasoga, Island of Tutuila, h e r i c a n Samoa,
MELVIN EARL SMITH, Machinist's Mate, Second Class, U. S. Naval Reserve. Home address : Tulsa, Tulsa County. Mrs. Virginia Sue Smith, Wife, 809 A. W. 21st Place, T l a Born September 17, us. 1917. Enlisted September 28, 1942. Oversew since February, 1943. Died November 1, 1943, in explosion Southwest Pacific.

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PERRP L. SPEAKER, JR., Ensign, U. S. Naval Air Corps. Home address: Shawnee, Pottamatomie County. Mr. and M s Perry L. r. Speaker, Parents, 923 North Beard, Shawnee. B o r n December 1, 1921. Enlisted May 25, 1942. Died November 23, 1943, in French Morocco, North Africa. EVERETTE E. SPEARS, Private, First Class, U. S. Army. Home address: Hominy, Osage County. M s Everett Spears, Wife, Homr. iny. Born July 8, 1920. Enlisted September 16, 1920. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Served in Field ArtSllery. Died NOvember 9, 1943, in Italy. EASTMAN SPENCER, Sergeant, U. S. Army. Home address: Cogar, Caddo County. Billy Spencer, Father, Rt. 2, Seminole, Oklahoma. Born October 31, 1919. Enlisted January 31, 1941. Member Catholic Church. Seminole-Caddo Indian descent. Graduated High School, Riverside Indian Boarding School, Anadarko, Oklahoma, 1940. Later exhibited livestock a t American Indian Exposition and Caddo County Fair, winnng first prizes. I n school, outstanding in football, basket ball, and boxing, maksng the finals in the Golden Glove tournaments three different times. Served in Field Artillery, 45th Division, a t Fort Sill, Oklahoma, and in Louisiana. Died September 20, 1942, while stationed in Panama Canal Zone and buried with full military honors. W. C. SPRADLING, First Lieutenant, U. S. Marine Air Corps. Home address: Hollis, Harmon Count,y. W. C. Spradling, Father, Grandfield, Oklahoma. Born October 8, 1918. Enlisted November 10, 1941. Decoration: Air Medal awarded posthumously. Upon his graduation and receiving commission as second lieutenant in the Marine Corps in 1942, assigned to a scout-bombing group. Died May 6, 1943, in South Pacific. HAMPTON STAPLETON, Private, U. S. Army. Home address: Tishomingo, Johnston County. E d Stapleton, Father, Tishomingo. Born August 9, 1916. Enlisted June 15, 1940. Served in Field Artillery. Remarks: "Fastest gunner in his section." Died October 4, 1942, Tishomingo, Oklahoma. DAVID E. STEAD, Aviation Cadet, U. S. Army A i r Corps. Home r. address: Dewey, Washington County. M s H. B, Stead, Mother, Dewey. Born November 29, 1922. Enlisted October, 1941. Member class of Flying Sergeants. Received wings posthumously. Died February 23, 1943, in airplane crash Marianna, Florida. RUEL LYNES STEPHENSON, Yeoman, First Class, U. S. Navy. Home address: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County. R. L. Stephenson, Father, Comanche, Oklahoma. Born April 1, 1916. Enlisted April, 1942. Finished High School and attended Hills Business University, Oklahoma City. Sailing July 29, 1942, covered North Pacific and was stationed four months on Attu Island, Aleutian Islands. Died November 28, 1943, on first furlough home, U. S. Naval Hospital, Norman, Oklahoma.

ESTLE A. STEWARD,Private, U. S. Army A r Corps. Home adi dress : Dmmmond, Garfield County. Everett Jenkins, Brother, 725 W. Frantz, Enid (Rt. 3). Born December 16, 1909. Enlisted NOvember 18, 1940. Decoration: Order of the Purple Reart. Died January 27, 1943, in New Guinea. FRANK STROUD, Private, 'First Class, U. S. Army. Home address: Edmond, Oklahoma County. M s Mary E. Stroud, Mother, r. 519 East Edwards St., Edmond. Born November 24, 1919. Enlisted September 23, 1940. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Served with 45th Division. Died September 23, 1943, in North African area.
JACK R. SWEENY, Private, U. S. Army. Home address: Yale, Payne County. M s Violet Sweeny, Wife, 506 South B St., Yale. r. Born April 2, 1919. Enlisted October 24, 1940. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart awarded posthumously. Citation of Merit. Died November 21, 1942, in action, Southwest Pacific. CHARLES ROBERT TAYLOR, Private, First Class, U. S. Marine Corps. Home address: Carnegie, Caddo County. William F. Taylor, Father, (2nd C. M.M., U.S. Naval Reserve), Carnegie. Born November 16, 1918. Enlisted May 8, 1940. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart awarded posthumously. Nember of Oklahoma National Guard. Served on U. S. S. Oklahoma. Died December 7, 1941, a t Pearl Harbor, Territory of Hawaii. LEE E. TAYLOR, Private, U. S. Army. Home address: Lindsay, Garvin County. Mrs. Bertha C. Lee, Mother, Rt. 4, Lindsay. Born May 8, 1922. Enlisted October 15, 1942. Died November 18, 1943, Camp White, Oregon. TIMOTHY TALLCHIEF. Private, U. S. Army. Home address: Fairfax, Osage County. Mrs. Rose Tallchief, Mother, 1415 Main Street, Pairfax. Born February 9, 1921. Enlisted September 22, 1942. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Osage Indian. Died September 22, 1943. ERNEST M. TERRY, Second Lieutenant, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address: Clinton, Custer County. M s Gladys S. Terry, r. Mother, 614 South Santa Fe, Norman, Oklahoma. Born October 27, 1921. Enlisted September, 1940. Decoration : Order of the Purple Heart. Transport Pilot in transportation of paratroopers during the invasion of Siciiy ; upon completing this mission, his plane shot down on return trip to base. Died July 10, 1943, in Sicily. GLEN E. THOMAS, Second Lieutenant, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address: Texhoma, Texas County. a. W. Thomas, Father, h m o n d , California. Born October 14, 1915. Enlisted June 16, 1941. Principal of Rosamond Elementary School before enlistment. Died June 19, 1943, combat zone, North Africa.

CLYDE THOMBSON, Sergeant, U. S. Army. Home address: rie, Logan County. K. E. Thomason, Brother, Rt. 1, Guthrie. Born June 1 , 1918. Enlisted April 27, 1941. Decoration: Order of the 1 Purple Heart. Awarded Medal for Good Marksmanship. Member Baptist Church. Died May 29, 1943, a t Attu Island, Aleutian Islands. ALBERT LEE TILTON, Second Lieutenant, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address: Nardin, Kay County. M s Mabel I. Tilton, Mother, r. Nardin. Born March 22, 1922. Enlisted August 4, 19-41, Awarded medal for Aerial Gunnery. His crew chosen the model crew and made flight leaders at Pocatello, Idaho. Died October 29, 1943, a t Cucamonga Peak, northeast Ontario, California. WAYNE EDWaRD TURK, Second Lieutenant, Field Artillery, U. S. Army. Home address: Enid, Garfield County. Mr. and M s r. J. E. Turk, Parents, Enid. Born February 3, 1915. Enlisted February 18, 1942. Member Central Christian Church. During attendance public school and high school, Enid, took part in Boy Scout and school activities and sports, winning life certificate for Life Guard in swimming. Attended Oklahoma Military Academy, Claremore, 1932-33. Student in Business Administration, University of Oklahoma, Norman, 1935-34. Member Phi Delta Theta Fraternity. Member Reserve Officers Training Corps. Successful business employee, 1934-42, including position in First National Bank at Portland, Oregon. Died September 18, 1942, in line of duty and buried in an American cemetery in Australia with full military honors. JUSTIN VEITH, Ensign, U. S. Naval Air Corps Reserve. Home address : Okemah, Okf uskee County. T. Veith, Father, Okemah. Born September 16,1919. Enlisted August 26, 1941. Attended University of Oklahoma. Dive Bomber Pilot, scouting squadron, assigned for carrier service. Died February 13, 1943, in airplane collision near New Bedford, Massachusetts. WILLIAM VEITENHEIMER, Private, U. S. Army. Home address :Konawa, Seminole County. M s Grace Veitenheimer, Mother, r. 136 South McKinley, Shawnee. Born December 11, 1919. Enlisted September 15, 1940. Rifle expert. Served with the 45th Division by the aide of his brother for three years. Died September 15, 1943, in North Africa. GLEN M. VERNOE;, Sergeant, U. S. Army. Home address: Jefr. . ferson, Grant County. Mr. and M s Albert L Vernon, Parents, Jefferson. Born August 16,1916. Enlisted January 2, 1941. Served with 45th Division. Died November 13, 1943, in Italy. PAUL C. WADDLE, Technical Sergeant, U. S. Army. Home address: Lawton, Comanche County. Mr. and Mrs. Jay Waddle, Parents, 408 Ferris, Lawton. Born November 23, 1919. Enlisted September, 1940. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Served with the 45th Divbion. Died November 6, 1943, in action in Italy.

ROBERT F. WADLIN, First Lieutenant, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address : T l a Tulsa County. Mrs. John A. Wadlin, Mother, us, 1140 East 26th St., T l a Born May 16, 1921. Enlisted December us. 17, 1941. Decorations: Air Medal (for raid over Wake Mand December 24, 1942) ; two Oak Leaf Clusters; Order of the Purple Heart. Attended University of Oklahoma 1940-41. Served as Bombardier. Died April 19, 1943, in action in South Pacific. OLEN E. WARD, Second Lieutenant, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address: Wayne, McClain County. Mrs. Olen E. Ward, Wife, 8033 Studebaker, V a n Dyke, Michigan. Born November 14, 1920. Enlkted May 1 , 1942. Member of Oklahoma National Guard enlisted 1 September 26, 1938; served with the 45th Division from September 16, 1940, regular Army, until joining the Air Corps. Died November 16, 1943, Meridian, Mississippi BAYMOND W. WASHAM, Captain, Field Artillery, U. S. Army. Home address: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County. Mrs. Xdna Washam, Wife, 719 N.E. 14th St., Oklahoma City. Born May 23, 1909. Enluted Meptember 16, 1940. Member Oklahoma National Guard, enlisted February, 1927. Served with 45th Division in all engagements in Sicily and Italy. Died November 6, 1943, in Italy. DOYLE L WATSON, Sergeant, U. S. Army. Home address: Tex. homa, Texas County. Mrs. Essie Watson, Mother, Gruver, Texas. Born February 23, 1917. Enlisted July 23, 1942. Died July 29, 1943, Victorville, California. E 1 W k C L I N L. WEEKS, Corporal, U. S. Army. Home address: Miami, Ottawa County. Mrs. 0. W. Weeks, Mother, 206 I Northwest, Miami. Born April 29, 1920. Enlisted February, 1940. Decoration: Order of' the Purple Heart. Served as Gunner with 3rd Division through African campaiga Died August 7, 1943, in Sicily. WILLIAM ROBEltT WEISS, Lieutenant (Junior Grade), U. S. Naval A r Corps Beserve. Home address: Binger, Caddo County. i Peter Weiss, Jr., Father, Rt. 2, Edmond. Born November 8, 1920. Enlisted June 12, 1941. Served in the Solomon Islands area. Remarks: "One of the finest and best liked men in his squadron." Died June 8, 1943, in airplane crash during night takeoff and buried in National Cemetery, New Caledonia. JAAtES J. WEST, Sergeant, U. S. Army. Home address: Arnett, Ellis County. David 3% West, Father, Bt. 1, Arnett. Born April 19, 1913. Enlisted December 23, 1940. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Graduated Arnett High School, 1936; attended Business College, Woodward, Oklahoma. Embarked for overseas duty June 8, 1943. Served with 45th Division in the Sicilian campaign and the Battle of Salerno. Died October 14, 1943, in action leading a motor squad up a mountain near Faicchio, Italy. First death from Ellis County in 45th Division, buried in American Cemetery

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JACK E. WHITEHEAD, Technical Sergeant, U. 8.Army Air Corps. Home address: Lawton, Comanche County. M s M y E, Whitehead, r. a
Mother, 312 &re, Lawton. Born July 13, 1921. Enlisted August 7, 1940. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Served as Radio Operator-Gunner on B-26 Marauder Bomber, stationed in England. Died September 9, 1943, in European area. ROBERT W. WIERMAN, Major, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address : Caddo, Bryan County. Mrs. Frances Wierman, Wife, Caddo. Born October 14, 1915. Enlisted November, 1940. Commanding Officer, Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron. Died September 29, 1943, in airplane crash, Aiken, South Carolina. CHARLES A. WILLIAMS, Technician, Fifth Grade, U. S. Army. Home address: Marlow, Stephens County. Mr. and Mrs, Charles M. Williams, Parents, Rt. 3, Marlow. Born December 6, 191 1. Enlisted February 10, 1941. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Served with the 45th Division. Died November 21, 1943, in Italy. R.OBERT A. WILLIAMS, Private, First Class, U. S. Army. Home address: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County. Mrs. Lola Williams, Wife, Oklahoma City. Born September 14, 1915. Enlisted June 2, 1942. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Died October 15, 1943, in Italy. NUNNERY WILSON, Second Lieutenant, U. S. Army Air Corps, Home address: Washington, McClain County. Mrs. Nunnery Wilson, Wife, Rt. 2, Norman, Oklahoma. Born March 12, 1920. Enlisted September, 1941. Decorations: Air Medal ; Order of the Purple Heart awarded posthumously. Received win@ and commission March Field, Riverside, California. Served as Navigator. Commended for services in the Aleutian Islands. Died January 18, 1942, on duty bombing mission Aleutian Islands. JOHN I?. WINE, Staff Sergeant, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address : Waqhington County (via Rt. 2, Caney, Kansas). Mr. Robert W. Wine,' Father, Caney, Kansas. Born January 23, 1922. Enlisted August 16, 1942. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Served as Gunner on Liberator. Died October 26, 1943, over Moa near Timor Island, The Netherlands Indies. OVAL H. WING, Staff Sergeant, Field Artillery, U, S. Army. r. Home address: Lindsay, Garvin County. M s Rita Wing, Wife, Lindsay. Born July 17, 1917. Enlisted October 21, 1940. Overfieas duty since February, 1943, in Africa, Sicily, and Italy. Died November 20, 1943, in Italy. TED G. ("BUD ") WITHERSPOON, Second Lieutenant, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address: Granite, Oreer County. Mrs. 8. J. Witherspoon, Mother, c/o M s Haskell Hackett, Granite. Born r. March 28,1920. Enlisted December 29,1941. Served as Bombardier.

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Rauiio Instructor Scott Field, Illinoh, to January, 1943, when he entered Santa Ana Flying School. Died November 9,1943, a t McDi.1 Field, Tampa, Florida. GEORGE REXFORD WOODMORE, Ensign, U. S. Navy. Home address : Frederick, Tillman County. Mr. and Mrs. John Woodmore, Fmter Parents, 404 South 14th St., Frederick Born December 27, 1917. Enlisted May 16, 1942. Decorations : European-AfricanMiddle Eastern Campaign Medal ; Order of the Purple Hat Grader. uate High School, 1935, Maniton, Oklahoma, receiving Certificate of Honor for Superior Scholarship for two years. Graduated Murray State School of Agriculture, 1937, Tishomingo, and Oklahoma A. & M. College, B. S. Degree 1939 and M. S. Degree 1943, Stillwater. Member of Baptist Church. Teacher High School a t Bixby and Oklahoma City. Appointed Midshipman, U. S. Naval Reserve, August 27, 1942; appointed Ensign November 14, 1942. Detached from Amphibious Force and reported for Gunfire Liaison duty Northwest African waters May 24, 1943. Died September 10, 1943, in action against enemy gunfire Paestum, Italy. WESLEY L. WRIGHT, Private, First C a s U. S. Army. Home ls, address : Konawa, Seminole County. Mrs. Love Anna Wright, Mother, Alvin, Texas. Born February 25, 1913. Enlisted September 16, 1940. High rating in marksmanship for rifle, auto rifle, bayonet. machine gun, and pistol. Attended High School, member football team, Bowlegs, Oklahoma. Member Oklahoma National Guard, en1 listed May 2, 1940. Died September 1 , 1943, i n action North African ares, GEORGE WOODROW WPLIE, Captain, U. S. Army. Home address: Wayne, McClain County. George! W. Wylie, Father, 507 South B St., Arkansas City, Kansas. Born September 11, 1917. Enlisted March 10, 1940. Taken prisoner by the enemy a t the fall of Bataan, Philippine Islands. Died December 23, 1942, in Japanese prison camp, Osaka, Japan. HERBERT E. WYNN, Fireman, First Class, U. S. Navy. Home address: Fairland, Ottawa County. John Roy Wynn, Father, 108 F,South East St., Miami, Oklahoma. Born February 1, 1922. Enlisted March 1, 1941. Graduated Fairland High School. Served during the enemy attack on Pearl Harbor December 7, 1941. Died September 25, 1942, results of an accident in testing out the engines of a new battleship at Norfolk, Virginia.

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PAUL DAVID ALVIS, Jr., Second Lieutenant, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address: Tulsa, Tulsa County. Mrs. Elizabeth Ann Alvis, Wife, 1339 South Quincy, Tulsa. Born February 13, 1923. Enlisted February 7, 1943. Attended Oklahoma A. & M. College, Stillwater, and University of Tulsa. Member of Blue Key; president of Kappa Alpha Fraternity; president of Inter-Fraternity Council. Completed air corps training at Phoenix, Arizona. Received aerial gunnery medal while in training. Pilot of P-47 Thunderbolt. Died April 15, 1944, Galveston, Texas.
ALBERT W.BATES, Private, U. S. Army. Home address: Estella, Craig County. Carl E. Bates, Father, Estella. Born July 15, 1922. Enlisted December 4, 1943. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Died October 5, 1943, of shell wounds received in battle near Ponte, \ Italy. JACK BALLARD BELL, First Lieutenant, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address: Ada, Pontotoc County. Mrs. Vada B. Bell, Mother, 517 South Townsend, Ada. Born December 30, 1922. Enlisted May 3, 1922. Decorations: Distinguished Flying Cross and Air Medal received for service on Troop Carrier in South Pacific, Guadalcanal and Munda. Died March 1, 1944, at Laurensburg-Maxton Air Base, Maxton, North Carolina.

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Part I of "Oklahoma War Memorial-World War 11" was puhlished in The f Chronicles, XXI (December, 19431, No. 4 Subsequent lists o brief biographies : of Oklahomans who have died in the semce during the present World War were published in Volume XXII (1944). Other lists will appear in future numbers of this quarterly magazine.-Muriel H. Wright.

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FRANK BILLINGS, Private, U. S. Army. Home address : Eufaula, McIntosh County. Mrs. Leah Billings, Mother, 711Y2 Sixth Street, Perry, Oklahoma. Born April 25, 1920. Enlisted September 16, 1940. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Member of the Oklahoma National Guard. Attended Eufaula High School. Died January 17, 1944, in Italy.
MARION L. BLANEY, Staff Sergeant, U. S. Army. Home address: . Fort. Cobb, Caddo County. W. 0 Blaney, Father, R,t. 3, F o r t Cobb. Born May 27, 1914. Enlisted August 15, 1942. Decoration : Order of the Purple Heart. Died January 29, 1944, Fabrock, England. REID BOHANON, Aviation Cadet, U. S. Army. Home address: Hugo, Choctaw County. Harman J. Bohanon, Father, 311 East Laurel Street, Hugo. Born J u l y 19, 1924. Enlisted December 12, 1942. Based a t Cadet Training Field, Coffepille, Kansas. Died February 3, 1944, near Estella, Oklahoma. IITESLEYBOWMAN, Sergeant, Artillery, U. S. C o a t Guard. Home address: Vici, Dewey County. Mrs. Ella Webster, Mother, Vici. Born September 2, 1915. Enlisted January 1, 1940. Died May 8, 1942, on Bataan, Philippine Islands. J. T. ("PAT") BRACKEEN, Sergeant, U. S. Marine Corps. Home address : Headrick, Jackson County. Mrs. G. W. Rotenberry, Sister, 920 North Willard, Altus, Oklahoma. Born May 8, 1914. Enlisted December 19, 1941. Served on Guadalcanal. Died November 20, 1943, in Battle of Tarawa, Gilbert Islands.

JfELVIN H. BRECKENRIDGE, First Lieutenant, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address: Pond Creek, Grant County. Mrs. Virginia Breckenridge, Wife, Pond Creek. Born August 25, 1920. Enlisted August, 1941. Decorations: Air Medal with two oak leaf clustersi; Order of the Purple Heart. Attended Tonkawa Junior College and the University of Oklahoma. Commissioned second lieutenant, bombardier, October 10, 1942. Received wings as aerial navigator a t Hondo, Texas, February 18, 1943. Served as Navigator on B-17. Died October 10, 1943, in line of d u t y over enemy occupied Europe. NELVIN BROCKMAN, Private, First Class, U. S. Army. Home address: Crescent, Logan County. Mrs. Ida Mae Brockman, Mother, Crescent. Born June 21, 1923. Enlisted February 17, 1943. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Died January 6, 1944, in Italy. JAMES GARFIELD BROWN, Seaman, First Class, U. S. Navy. Rome address: McAlester, Pittsburg County. Mrs. W. H. Wood, Grandparent, 500 North 1st Street, McAlester. Born J u l y 6, 1925. Enlisted October 22, 1942. From a west coast base, on official mission, served as Tail Gunner on Naval Bomber to Rliode Island. Died December 30, 1943, result of an accident in line of duty at Q u o w t Point, Rhode Island.

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ERNEST CAIN, Private, First Class, U. S. Army. Home address: Chickasha, h d y County. M s M. C. Cain, Mother, 921 South 8th r. Street, Chickasha. Born December 19, 1921. Enlisted September 16, 1940. Member Oklahoma National Guard. Died January 29, 1944, in action in Italy.
CHARLES E. GARDEN, Private, First Class, U. S. Army. Home address: Lindsay, Garvin County. Mrs. Lee Hinton, Sister, Rt. 4, Lindsay. Born January 30, 1912. Enlisted February 12, 1941. Served with the 45th Division. Died December 26, 1943, in Italy.

WILLIAM L COFFMAN,Sergeant, U. S. Army Air Corps. Homc . address: Mansville, Johnston County. Mrs. Wanzell Coffman, Wife, Rt. 2, Tishomingo, Oklahoma. Born September 3, 1919. Enlisted November 16, 1942. Died November 24, 1943, in airplane crash, Sioux City, Iowa.

CHARLES COLBERT, Private, U. S. Army. Home address: Haskell, Muskogee County. George Colbert, Father, Haskell. Born April 23, 1923. Enlisted February 2, 1943. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Died December 6, 1943, in Italy.
DON CROSNOE, Private, U. S. Army. Home address : Fort Towson, Choctaw County. M s J. D. Crosnoe, Mother, Fort Towson. Born r.
October 17, 1922. Enlisted January 22, 1941. Served in Medical Detachment. Died January 16, 1944, in action in New Britain, Southwest Pacific. GEORGE W. COURTNEY, Staff Sergeant, U. S. Army. Home address: Roosevelt, Kiowa County. Mrs. Carrie E. Courtney, Mother, Roosevelt. Born May 5, 1915. Enlisted December 23, 1940. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Served with 45th Division. Died December 30, 1943, in Italy. JAMES PETE COWHERD, Privak, U. S. Army. Home address: Commerce, Ottawa County. John L. Cowherd, Brother, Commerce. Born June 12, 1920. Enlisted February 17, 1943. Left for duty overseas August 2, 1943. Died December 21, 1943, in action during machine gun fire, in Italy. J. E. (RAY) CULWELL, Private, U. S. Army. Home address: Caddo, Bryan County. Mrs. Francis S. Culwell, Mother, Rt. 1. Caddo. Born March 21, 1922. Enlisted January 11, 1943. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Awarded medal as Gunman. Served in heavy artillery unit. Died February 4, 1944, in action, Hwajdein Atoll, Marshall Islands, South Pacific. PAUL N. DAVIS, Private, First Class, U. S. Army. Home add=: Anadarko, Caddo County. M s Myrtle Sloan, Sister, Anar. darko. Born March 25, 1918. Enlisted September 16, 1940. Served with 45th Division. Died January 29, 1944, in action, h i o Beachhead, Italy.

LEON C. DETHLOFF, Sergeant, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home r. address: Cushing, Payne County. Mr. and M s John Dethloff, Parents, Rt. 1, Cushing. Born January 3, 1923. Enlisted January 19, 1943. Served as Radio Gunner. Died February 17, 1944, in bomber crash, M u m Air B s , California. ae PAUL H. DOLMAN, Lieutenant Colonel, U. S. Army. Home address : Temple, Cotton County. Mr. and Mrs. Roy Dolman, Parents, Temple. Born August 11, 1911. Enlisted June, 1935. Graduated Oklahoma Military Academy, Claremore, 1930, and from University of Oklahoma 1935. Commissioned as second lieutenant, Infantry Reserve, 1932. I n May, 1935, called to attend Officers' school Fort Sam Houston, Texas, and commissioned first lieutenant. Transferred .January, 1939, and taught military science in high schools, El Pam, Texas. Entered active service as captain in November, 1940; promoted to rank of major June, 1942, and to lieutenant colonel January, 1943, sailing for North Africa in February. Had been active in Boy Scouts, Temple, member of Presbyterian Church, compiled genealogy of Dolman family while stationed a t Fort Sill, 1935-39, t m l had been specially interested in newspaper reporting and editorial departments. Wounded in action October 18, 1943. Died Sovember 23, 1943, in North African area.
I1ARMON CECIL DOUTIIIT, Machinist's Mate, Second Class, U. Home address: Crescent, Logan County. Mrs. Effie Ilouthit, Mother, Crescent. Born June 30, 1922. Enlisted June 17, 1940. Died January 29 (or 30), 1943, in line of duty on board U. S. S. Chicago sunk in battle near Solomon Islands, South Pacific. .JACK STIRLING DRUMB, Private, U. S. Army. Home address: McAlester, Pittsburg County. Mrs. Elizabeth A. Drumb, Mother, 65 West Bollen Ave., McAlester. Born October 18, 1922. Enlisted February 9, 1943. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Died -January 27, 1944, from wounds received in action in Italy.
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FRANK ECKELKAMP, Private, First Class, U. S. Coast Artillery Home address: Eufaula, McIntosh County. Mrs. Anna Eekelkamp, Mother, Eufaula. Born July 6, 1914. Enlisted June 10, 1942. Died November 17, 1943, in action in Italy.
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VIRGIL C. FIELDS, Jr., Major, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address: Jay, Delaware County. Virgil C. Fields, Sr., Father, Jay. Born December 3, 1921. Enlisted December, 1941. Decorations : Order of the Purple Heart and Oak Leaf Cluster; Air Medal with 15 Oak Leaf Clusters; Distinguished Flying Cross; Order of the Purple Heart (second time) awarded posthumously with Presidential Citation. Of Cherokee Indian descent. Graduated Jay High School and attended State Junior College two years, Ventura, California. Member Methodist Church. Received wings a t Luke Field, Arizona, July 26, 1942. After additional training, sailed for duty overseas;

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in African theatre November, 1942, as second lieutenant. Through successive promotions rose to rank of Major, Commanding Officer of his Fighter Squadron. Had 182 combat flying missions to his credit. A letter from H. H. Arnold, General, U. S. Army, Commanding General Army Air Forces, stated in part: "Major Fields earned the respect of his comrades by establishing a fine reputation in the Army Air Forces. . . He not only developed into an outstanding and courageous pilot, who cheerfully undertook any assigned duties. but he also was one of the most popular officers in his group. having a cooperative attitude and a friendly word for all." Died February 6, 1944, in action in an engagement over Italy.

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LOYD FORTNER, Sergeant, U. S. Marine Corps. Home address: Putnam, Dewey County. Mrs. Lillie Fortner, Mother, Putnam. Born June 19, 1916. Enlisted January, 1942. Decorations: Order of the Purple Heart; Oak Leaf Cluster; Medal of Honor. Died December 16, 1943, in Bougainville Island, South Pacific. JAMES HARVEY GILL, First Lieutenant, U. S. Army Air Corps Home address: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County. Mrs. E. H. Gill, Mother, 3300 N. W. 19th St., Oklahoma Cit.y. Born February 9, 1921. Enlisted November 4, 1941. Decorations: Order of the Purple Heart; awarded Air Medal posthumously. Was also recommended for three Oak Leaf Clusters and the Silver Star. Died May 13, 1943, in action off Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands, South Pacific. NEWELL E. GRANT, Staff Sergeant, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address: McAlester, Pittsburg County. Rev. and Mrs. P. N. Grant, Parents, 319 East Delaware, hfcAlester. Born April 30, 1923. Enlisted December 14, 1942. Graduated McAlester High School. May, 1912. Trained as Tail Gunner Lowry Field, Colorado, and graduated from Aerial Gunnery School, Laredo, Texas, March 20, 1943. Died October 29, 1943, in overseas flight near Andros Island. Bahama Islands. HERMAN E. CRUNTMEIR, Sergeant, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address : Kingfisher, Kingfisher County. Mrs. Mary L. Gruntmeir, Mother, Kingfisher. Born November 13, 1916. Enlisted December 1, 1941. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Served as R a d i o Technician. Sailed for overseas duty in August, 1943, and stationed in England. Died October 20, 1943, in line of duty over enemy territory, Western Europe.

. SAM L GUNN, Staff Sergeant, U. S. Army. Home address: Shawnee, Pottawatomie County. Mr. and Mrs. L. R. GSunn, Parents, R.t, 5, Shawnee. Born A u p t 24, 1921. Enlisted September 16, 1940. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Awarded Good Conduct Medal. Served with 45th Division. Wounded i n action in Italy. Died November 29, 1943, in North Africa.

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CARL J. HAWKINS, Corporal, U. S. Army. Home address: Wirt, Carter County. Mrs. A. N. Hawkins, Mother, Wirt. Born J u n e 28. 1917. Enlisted October, 1938. Died December 27, 1913, in Italy. HARLAN L. HENDERSON, Staff Sergeant, I?. S. Army. Home address : Anadarko, Caddo County. Marvin F. Henderson, F a t her, Rt. 1. Verden, Oklahoma. Born October 4, 1919. Enlisted February, 19-11. Died January 28, 1944, in Italy.
WILBUR HICKLIN, Staff Sergeant, U. S. Army Air Corps. IIome address: Dill, Washita County. Mrs. Eniily Hicklin, Wife, 501 Sorth Broadway, Sayre, Oklahoma. Born May 13, 1915. Enlisted Alugust 5, 1942. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Sailed f'or duty overseas September, 1943, and stationed in Englnnd. Served its gunner on B-17. Died November 11, 1923, in action over enemy territory, Western Europe.

HARVEY G . HIGGS, Aviation Cadet, U. S. A m y Air Corps. Ilome :itltlress: D e w y , Washington County. Mrs. Mildred Epperson, Motlier, c/o Mrs. Orville Spencer, Dewey. Born October 20, 1922. Elllisted January 20, 1941. Graduated Bartlesville High School 1940. Died January 15, 1941, in advanced training, Moore Field, Mission, Texas.
FRED ELMER HILLMAN, Jr., Private, First Class, U. S. Army. Home address: Cheyenne, Roger Mills County. Mr. and MY-;. E. .E ' Hillman, Parents, Sayre. Born April 8, 1919. Enlisted June 22, 1942. Served as Commando Ranger. Died Augnst 3, 1943, in action, in Sicily.

('IIESTER B. HOLCOMB, Staff Sergeant, U. S. Army Air Corps. IIome address : Apache, Caddo County. Mrs. Ollie Leona Holcomb, Mother, 1910 W. Park Place, Oklahoma City. Born April 17, 1918. Enlisted August 7, 1942. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart awarded posthumously. Graduated High School, Broxton School, Caddo County, 1935, as honor student and winner of Baptist scholarship prize. Attended Cameron State School of Agriculture, LawtonReceived wings at Ft. Myers, Florida. Served as Waist Gunner o n Flying Fortress. I n active combat d u t y from October 26, 1943, based in England. Died January 4, 1944, in action over France.
FRANK HORNER, Staff Sergeant, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address: Shattuck, Ellis County. Mrs. Mina E. King, Mother, Shattuck, Oklahoma. Born J u l y 17, 1918. Enlisted July, 1942. Decoration : Order of the Purple Heart. Died December 20, 1943, in action on target mission over Greece. HOMER KING HUTCHENS, Sergeant, U. S. A m y Air Corps. Home address: Tishomingo, Johnston County. Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Hutchens, Parents, Tishomingo. Born May 23, 1924. Enlisted December 6, 1942. Received wings J u l y 7, 1943. Served as Gunner

and assistant Radio Man on B-17. Died December 20, 1943, in action over Bremmen, Germany ( i dormation relayed by American Red Cross). JEAN DELANO JACKSON, First Lieutenant, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address: Tulsa, Tulsa County. M s G. A. Jmkson, r. Mother, 1345 South Lewis, T l a Born March 12, 1919. Enlisted us. March 16, 1940. Decorations: Order of the Purple Heart; Air Medal ; Silver Star. Of Cherokee Indian descent. One of the flyers of the first offensive in the fight for New Guinea by General BlaeArthur's forces. Died September 5, 1942, Southwest Pacific.

ABRAHAM R. JOHNSTON, Captain, U. S Army Air Corps. Home . r. address : Norman, Cleveland County. M s Janice Roberta Johnston, Wife, 3409 Up River Road, Corpus Christi, Texas. Born August 3, 1916. Enlisted January 21, 1940. Served as Pilot. Died De. cember 14, 1943, in airplane crash, Council Bluffs, Iowa. DAVID R. JOHNSON, Jr., Private, First Class, U. S. Army. Nonip address: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County. Mrs. Lula Jane Jolul. son, Mother, 1325 S. W. 34th St., Oklahoma City. Born May 21, 1923. Enlisted June 10, 1941. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart, Finished school at Comanche, Oklahoma. Served as Para. trooper, Airborne Command. Wounded in action December 11, 1943. Died December 23, 1943, in North Africa. DON 0. JOHNSON, Sergeant, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home ad. dress: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County. Clarence E. Johnson Father, 2921 N. W. 18th St., Oklahoma City. Born January 20, 1921. Enlisted October 10, 1942. Served as Gunnery Instructor, E'lying Fortress. Died January 22, 1944, in air crash, near Collier City, Florida. CHARLES E. JONES, Captain, U. S. Army Air Corps. Honle r. address: Tulsa, Tulsa County. M s Mary Ann Jones, Wife, 1508 E s 26th SL, Tulsa 5. Born February 18, 1917. Graduated U. 8. at Military Academy, Ws Point, New York, June, 1941. Decorations : et Order of the Purple Heart; Oak Leaf Cluster; A r Medal. Served i as Pilot of B-24, Squadron Commander. Died March 16, 1943, in New Guinea. PETE Q. JUNK,Private, Artillery, U. S. Coast Guard. Home address: Tecumseh, Pottawatomie County. B. H. Junk, Father, Rt. 2, Tecumseh. Born December 6, 1921. Enlisted February, 1941. Died December 4, 1942, in Japanese prison camp, Mnkden, Manchakuo, from illness after t r a d e r from Philippine Islands.
JIIKMIE KINGFISHER, Private, First Class, U. S. Army. Home address: Tahlequah, Cherokee County. MFa. Nancy Alexander, Mother, Tahlequah. Born April 1 1915. Enlisted September 20, ,

1940. Decorstion: Order of the Purple Heart. De January 16, id 1944, in mtion a t h w a , New Britain, South Pacific.

GUS KITCHENS, Jr., Lieutenant, U. 8. Army Air Corps. Home add-: Sasskwa, Seminole County. Mra Icenah N Kitohens, . Mother, Sssalrws. Born April 7, 1919. Else March 15, 1941. nitd Decorations: Order of the Purple and Silver S a awarded posttr humously, with Citation for having participated as pilot " . . . . in 4 highly etucces8ful raids on enemy occupied airdromes, during which time 17 enemy bomber aircraft and one fighter aircraft were destroyed" and damage done to g m n d in&allations. Member Baptist Church. Graduated Purcell High School 1937. Attended University of Oklahoma over three years. Captain University Football Team 1940. Had pilot's license, Civilian Pilot Training, University of Oklahoma. Received commission and wings in U. S. Army A r Corps Mather Field, graduating with honors. Reported i missing in action, New Guinea, April 10, 1942. Died April 1 , 1942, 1 in action near Buso Creek, Lae, New Guinea.
A. W. LEEPER, Jr., Second Lieutenant, U. S. Army Air Corps. r. Home address: Sand Springs, Tulsa County. Mr. and M s A. W. Leeper, Parents, Sand Springa Born November 3, 1923. Enlisted December, 1941. Served as Pilot. Died February 9, 1944, in aircraft accident, Filton, England.

JAMES B. LESSLEY, Jr., Corporal, Artillery, U. S. Coast Guard. Home address :Akins, Sequoyah County. Mrs. Pearl Lessley, Mother, McFarland, California. Born April 19, 1917. Enlisted January 22, 1941. Stationed at Seward, Alaska, nearly two and a half years. Died January 1, 1944, in Alaska.

LEONARD ALBERT LINK, Seaman, First Class, U. S. Navy. Home address : Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County. Mrs. Cede Link, Mother, 1121 N. W. 32nd St., Oklahoma City. Born July 29, 1921. Enlisted September 4, 1943. Decorations : Posthumously awarded the Order of the Purple Heart and the Presidential Accolade for giving his life in the service of his country at Wotje, Marshall Islands. Baptized in St. Joseph's Church (Catholic), Oklahoma City. Attended John Carroll School in grades and finished high school course at St. Gregory 's College, Shawnee ; attended St. Mary ' University, s San Antonio, Texas, and Oklahoma City University. Employed by Federal Bureau of Identification, Washington, D. C. Served Radar Operator. Died January 30, 1944, in action, Marshall Islands, South Pacific, and buried at sea. T.L. LUCAS, Private, U. 5 &my. Home address : Healdton, Carter . County. Mra. Buddy Hogue, Sister, Healdtan. Born October 30, 1922. E l s e December 19,1941. Died January 23,1944, is action, nitd Bougainville, Solomon Islands, South Pacific.

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JOHN WALFORD MAHONEY, Sergeant, U. S. Marine Corps. Home address: Tulsa, Tulsa County. M s G. F. Johnson, Sister. r.
216 North Elwood, Tulsa. Born April 20, 1913. Enlisted March 9. 1942. Graduated Holy Family High School, Tulsa, 1932. Caddy master, Tulsa Country Club, before enlistment. Died November 21. 1943, Tarawa, Gilbert Islands, Central Pacific. ELMER L E O S MARTIN, Corporal, U. S. Marine Corps. Home address: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County. Mr. and Mrs. Elmer W. Martin, Parents, R.F.D. 1, Oakland, Webb Cit.y, Missouri. Born March 23, 1920. Enlisted August 5, 1940. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Awarded medals for Good Conduct, Expert Bayonet, Sharpshooter, and Expert Rifle. Stationed at Pearl Harbor two years, serving during the attack December 7, 1941. Died November 20, 1913, in action at Tarawa, Gilbert Islands, Central Pacific. HOMER ROSS RlcCTdJRE, First Lieutenant, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address : Shawnee, Pottawatomie County. Mrs. Bonnie J. McClure, Wife, 222 East 27th Placr. Tulsa 5. Oklahoma. Boru March 25, 1917. Enlisted January 29, 1942. Decorations : Ordcr of the Purple Heart ; Air Medal ; Distinguished Flying Cross. Servctl as Pilot. Died ,January 26, 1944, over England. GORDON BfcCULCOCH, Second Lieutenant, U. S. Marine Corp~. Home address: Okmulgec, Okmulgee County. Mrs. Roy S. hIcCulloch, Mother, 220 East 20th St., Okmulpe. Born July 28, 1917. Enlisted May 11, 1939. Decoration: Silver Star awarded posthumously with citation, ' ' For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity . . . ." in action. Graduated as honor student Okmulgee High School 1936, having been an all-state guard on football team 1935. Attended Stanford University, Palo Alto, California, distinguishin: himself as player on freshman football team. Completing his basic training a t the marine corps base in 1940, he was selected for ac! vanced training, and was promoted to second lieutenant July, 194'2. Reported missing in action November 10, 1942, Solomon Islands. His Citation stated in part: "While directing fire of his mortar section, Second Lieutenant McCulloch exposed himself to heavy machin' gun shelling at the front lines. When several of his men were killed or injured during the course of action, he risked his life in atd attempt to rescue them." Died November 11, 1942, in action Solomon Islands, South Pacific.

EARL McDANIEL, First Lieutenant, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address: Felt, Cimarron County. Mrs. 0,H. MeDaniel, &lother. Kerrick, Texas. Born November 29, 1919. Enlisted March, 1942. Attended Felt High School. Served as Bombardier. Died December 8, 1943, in airplane crash Atlas Mountains, North Africa.

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ELTON BILLY DEAN McGREW, Seaman, Second Class, U. S. Naval Reserve. Home address : Caddo, Bryan County. Mrs. Nadine &Grew, Mother, Caddo. Born J u n e 14, 1925. Enlisted J u n e 2, 1943. Served as Petty Officer. Died December 18, 1943, in Solomon Islands, South Pacific. VERNON T. McKELVEY, Private, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address: Fort Cobb, Caddo County. Mrs. Wesley E. Walker, Sister, Rt. 1, Fort Cobb. Born May 8, 1912. Enlisted April 7, 1942. Member Catholic Church. Served as Aerial Photographer on bomber. Posthumous Citation of Honor. Died September 8, 1942, in line of duty bomber crash, IEoswell, New Mexico. CHESTER McMANUS, Corporal, U. S. Army. Home address: Pauls Valley, Garvin County. Mrs. Rasa I d . McManus, Mother, Ivanhoe, California. Born May 18, 1919. Enlisted November 6, 1 Died June 6, 1943, in line of duty, truck wreck, Tampa, Florida, and buried in Visalia Cemetery, Visalia, California. ROGER. E. MEANS, Lieutenant (j.g), U. S. Naval Reserve. Home address : Catoosa, Rogers County. Mr. and Mrs. P. E. Means, Parents, Rt. 1, Catoosa. Born August. 27, 1920. Enlisted May 27, 1941. Served as First Pilot, plane commander. Died January 1 , 1944, in action, Bismarck Archipelago, Southwest Pacific. GEORGE W. MITCHELL, Sergeant, U. S. Army Air Corps. Nomc address : Hooker, Texas County. Mr. and Mrs. Italph B. Mitchell, Parents, Hooker. Born September 13, 1919. Enlisted January 18, 1942. Awarded Citation of Honor. Meinber Phi Delta Theta Fraternity; honor student Oklahoma A. & M. College, 1936-37. Died September 24, 1943, in New Guinea, South Pacific. UAR.RY W. MITHLO, Sergeant, U. S. Army. Home address: Apache, Caddo C0unt.y. Mrs. Bill LaBarre, 3fotlier, Apaclic. Born June 18, 1918. Enlisted 1941. Served with 45th Division. Died December 8, 1943, in Italy. MATHIS MOORE, Private, First Class, U. S. Army. Home address: Frederick, Tillman County. J. D. Moorc, Father, 521 North 12th St., Frederick. Born May 26, 1919. Enlisted January 15, 1942. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Outstanding farmer and stockman before enlistment. Died December 2, 1943, in action Buna, Sew Guinea, South Pacific. ROBERT MORRIS, Corporal, U. S. Asmy. Home address: McCurtain, Haskell County. Mr. and Mrs. Bob Morris, Parents, Rt. 1, Loomis, California. Born January 21, 1917. Enlisted March 5, 1942. Died November 29, 1943, in Italy. J O E E. MOSE, Private, First Class, U. S. Army. Home address: Bixby, Tulsa County. Joseph Franklin Mose, Father, Bixby. Born

December 2, 1910. Enlisted J m ~ r y 1941. Decoration : Order 14, of the Purple Heart. Sailed for duty overseas June, 1943. Served with 45th Division in campaigns in Africa and Sicily and wounded in battle a t Salerno but lost no active time. Died December 16, 1943, in action south of Cassino, Italy. HARLAN W. MULBERY, Corporal, U. S. Amy. Home address : Laverne, Harper County. R. C. Mulbery, Brother. Laverne. Born February 28, 1912. Enlisted July 29, 1942. Died January 26, 1944, Springfield, Missouri. WAILP. MURPHY, First Lieutenant. U. S. Army Air Corps. Home addrew : Foss, Waclhita County. Curtis Murphy, Father, Rt. 1,Foss. Born March 13, 1920. Enlisted January, 1942. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart ; 1st and 2nd Air Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster. Co-Pilot on Flying Fortress. Died October 8, 1943, Bremen, Germany. WILLIAM R. NICAR, Private, First Class, U. S. Marine Corps. Home address: Enid, Garfield County. M s Violet Niear, Mother, r. 815 East Cherokee, Enid. Born November 5, 1923. Enlisted December 6, 1941. Died November 20, 1943, in action, Tarawa, Gilbert Islands, Central Pacific. LLOYD M. NORRIS, Private, First Class, U. S. Army. Home address: Leedey, Dewey County. George M. Norris, Father, Rt. 1, I ~ e d e y . Born June 1, 1908. Enlisted January, 1941. Decoration : Order of the Purple Heart awarded posthumously. First enlisted in the Army 1937, serving two years in Philippine Islands. Died December 8, 1943, in Italy. N O M A N OLIVER, Private U. S. Marine Corps. Home address: Sayre, Beckham County. Mrs. B. F. Oliver, Mother, 306 N. E. 3rd St., Sayre. Born January 18, 1921. Enlisted September 5, 1942. Jlecoration. Order of the Purple Heart awarded posthumously. Presidential Unit Citation, outstanding performance of Marines a t Tarawa. Died November 20, 1943, in action at Tarawa, Gilbert Ialands, Central Pacific. IRA MARTIN PALMER, Private, First Class, U. S. Army. Home r. address: Adair, Mayes County. M s R. E. Templeton, Sister, Rt. 2, Adair. Born March 24, 1920. Enlisted January 9, 1941. Died January 22, 1944, in action, New Guinea, South Pacific. WALTER R. PARKS, Second Lieutenant, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address : Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County. M s J. H. Parks, r. Mother, 612 N. E. 12th St., Oklahoma City. Born April 21, 1917. Enlisted June 27, 1941, Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart awarded posthumously. Graduated High School, Shawnee, Oklahoma, having been president of both his junior and his senior elass. Attended Oklahoma A. & M. College, Stillwater, two years. Stationed

in Puerto Rico for eighteen months; returned for advanced training and m i v e d wings at Concho Field, San Angelo, Texas, February, 1943. Served as Instructor. Sailed for duty overseas i n June, 1943. Died November 27, 1943, in action over Italy. RICHARD W. PATTERSON, Private, U. S. Army. Home address: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County. M s Orpha B. Patterson, Mother, r. 1424 N.W. 31st St., Oklahoma City. Born May 23, 1917. Enlisted January, 1942. Decorations: Order of the Purple Heart and Bronze Star Medal for heroic achievement, awarded posthumously, Graduated High School 1936. Rancher near Leedey before enlistment. Served in front lines in the capture of Attu a n d Kiska, Aleutian Islands. Landed on Marshall Islands February 1, 1944. Citation with Bronze Star Medal stated in part: "During a n enemy counterattack, Private Patterson supplied himself with hand grenades and without hesitation made several trips to distribute them among the positions that were under attack, even though i t was necessary t o expose himself to heavy enemy small arms fire which had already mortally wounded one of his comrades. He continued his self-assigned task until the enemy had been forced to withdraw." Died February 3, 1944, in action Kwajalein, and buried in Ennylabegan Cemetery, Marshall Islands, South Pacific. ANDREW PETERSON, Ensign, U. S. Naval Reserve. Home address: Britton, Oklahoma County. M s Maude 0. Peterson, Mother, r. 2014 West 14th St., Oklahoma City. Born June 23, 1921. Enlisted June 23, 1942. Graduated Britton High School 1939. Began training with 200 other men comprising the "Wiley Post Tornado Squadron." Received wings April 17, 1943, Corpus Christi, Texas, and was sent for advanced training to Vero Beach, Florida. Assigned to active duty Norfolk, Virginia, as dive bomber pilot. Died Jaiiuary 23, 1944, in line of duty, airplane crash on return from bomber mission a t sea. ANSEL L.PITTMAN, Corporal, U. S. Army. Home address : Numa, Grant County. Mrs. Grace Pittman, Mother, Deer Creek, Oklahoma. Born July 24, 1919. Enlisted January 3, 1941. Died January 7, 1944, in action Arawe, New Britain, South Pacific. JAMES M. PRIEST, Lieutenant, Junior Grade, U. S. Navy. Home address: Spiro, Le E'lore County. Mrs. Mary K. Priest, Mother, Spiro. Born July 13, 1918. Enlisted November, 1941. Served as Pilot. Died November 30, 1943, in airplane crash Claremont, North Carolina. WILLARD OLIVER RAMAY, Corporal, U. S. Marine Corps. Home address: Qould, Harmon County. Mrs. Fred Ramay, Mother, Rt. 2, Gould. Born June 8, 1915. Enlisted August, 1941. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Awarded Expert Bayonet and Sharpshooter medals. Died January 24, 1943, in Guadalcanal, South P a dic.

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JAMES SAVAGE RATLIFF, First Lieutenant, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address: Cold Springs, Kiowa County. Mr. and Mrs. Harry 0. Ratliff, Parents, Cold Springs. Born August 26, 1923. Enlisted January 18, 1942. Attended Oklahoma A. & M. College, Stillwater. Grandson of the late Hon. James J. Savage, member of the Oklahoma Constitutional Convention. Received wings June 26,1943. Advanced training as bomber pilot at Pyote, Texas; Dyersburg, Tennessee, and Topeka, Kansas. Died December 28, 1943, from injuries received in line of duty in England. COTTER E. RAY, Technician, Fifth Grade, U. S. Army. Home adclress: Gage, Ellis County. Mrs. Claude Ray, Mother, Gage. Born February 26, 1909. Enlisted February 22, 1941. Decoration : Order of the Purple Heart. Died December 29, 1943, in Italy. ICNOWLTON RONALD REAGAN, Staff Sergeant, U. S. Army. Home address: Kansas, Delaware County. Mr. and Mrs. Austin Ittagan, Parents, Rt. 1, Tonkawa, Oklahoma. Born March 30, 1917. Enlisted March 17, 1936. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart awarded posthumously. Died January 31, 1942, in action on Bataan Peninsula, Philippine Islands.

ERNEST GRAVES RICHMOND, Warrant Officer, U. S. Navy.
Home address: Ada, Yontotoc County. Mrs. Grace Hyder Richmond, Wife, 201 West 22nd St., Ada. Born May 10, 1901. Enlisted October 8, 1920. Decorations: Order of the Purple Heart; American Defense Service Medal ; European, African, Middle Eastern Area Campaign Medal. Died January 24, 1944, near Point Astura, Italy. JAMES D. RINE, Staff Sergeant, U. S. Army. Home address: Nash, Grant County. Mr. and Mrs. Lester M. Rine, Parents, Nash. Born May 24, 1921. Enlisted September 16, 1940. Decorations: Order of the Purple Heart and Citation for legion of Merit awarded posthumously. Member of the Christian Church. Graduated Nash High School and attended Northwestern State College, Alva. Outstanding athlete (basketball star). Member Oklahoma National Guard. In charge of regimental wire detachment, Signal Corps, 45th Division. Served during Sicilian and Italian campaigns, July 10 to November 9, 1943. His Citation stated in part: "Through all kinds of weather, working many times a t night, he laid wire invariably over unfamilar terrain and with advance elements of infantry. On many occasions he came under Artillery fire but without hesitation he led his men to damaged lines and repaired them quickly and efficiently." Wounded in action in Italy, November 9, 1943. Died November 10, 1943, North African area.

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IVAN ROGERS, Hospital Apprentice, First Class, U. S. Marine Corps. Home address: Delhi, Beckham County. Mr. and Mrs. Roy L. Rogers, Parents, Sunray, Texas. Born February 3, 1925. Enlisted July 19, 1942, in U. S. Naval Reserve and was assigned to the Marine Corps. Served in New Caledonia and New Zealand, Southwest Pacific. Died November 22, 1943, in action in Battle of Tarawa, Island of Betio, Gilbert Islands, Central Pacific.
THOMAS IV. ROGEPLS, Jr., Second Lieutenant, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County. Mrs. Etta Rogers, Mother, 636 S. E. 30th St., Olzlahoma City. Born December 9, 1921. Enlisted September 16, 1940. Graduated Capitol IIill Nigh School, Oklahoma City, 1940. Member Oklahoma National Guard, enlisted 1939. Graduated with honors, David ltankin J r . Sell001 of Mechanical Trades, St. Louis, Missouri, March 11, 1942. Served as Technical Sergeant 45th Division. Transferred to Air Corps October, 1912, and received wings and commission Luke Field, -lrizona, August 30, 1943. Served as Pilot, immediate duty overseas. IXcd January 13, 1944, in line of duty, South Pacific.
A\LBERTM. SCHOELEN, Technician, Fourth Grade, U. S. Army. Home address: Kingfisher, Kingfisher County. Mr. and Mrs. Peter A. Schoelen, Parents, Rt. 1, Kingfisher. Born January 22, 1918. Enlisted December 31, 1940. Served with the 45th Division. Wounded in action November 13, 1943, and returned to active duty December 22, 1933. Died January 29, 1944, in action Anzio, Italy. IZICHARD J. SCOTT, Sergeant, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address: Afton, Ottawa County. Mrs. Willie E. Scott, Mother, Afton. Born April 3, 1918. Enlisted August 7, 1942. Served as Radio Technician and Aerial Gunner. Died January 19, 1944, in airplane crash on training combat mission near Afton, Tennessee. ICOBERT L. SCOTT, Jr., Staff Sergeant, U. S. Army. Home address: Watonga, Blaine County. Mrs. Robert L Scott, Jr., Wife, 20 S. E. . 33rd, Oklahoma City. Born March 31, 1922. Enlisted January 14, 1943. Served in Transportation Corps; ten months i n Alaskan Theater as Chief Engineer on a small tug. D i d February 6, 1944, by drowning while on active duty in Alaska. CHARLES F. SHELLEY, Sergeant, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address: Tulsa, Tulsa County. Mrs. Carrie Shelley, Mother, 705 West 24th St., W. Tulsa 7. Born April 1 , 1915. Enlisted October 1 21, 1942. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart awarded posthumously. Citation of Honor from the Air Corps, General H. H. Arnold, General Commanding U. S. Army Air Forces. Member Bap-

tist Church. Uradnated Clinton (now Daniel W e W r ) High School, Tulsa, 1934. Football player. Served as Tail Gunner on Flying Fortress B-17. Sailed for duty overseaa September 21, 1943, and
stationed in England. Died December 1, 1943, on a bombing mission over Western Germany, city of Leverkusen. ERNEST L. SHERO, Second Lieutenant, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address: Wilburton, Latimer County. Earl R. Shero, Father, Wilburton. Born January 6, 1921. Enlisted January 27, 1942. Decorations: Air Medal, three Oak Leaf Clusters; Order of the Purple Heart. Graduated High School, Paden, 1937; attended Eastern Oklahoma A. & M. College, Wilburton, two years, Served as Bombardier. Died November 26, 1943, in combat mission over Bremen, Germany. JOHN W. SHOEMAKE, Sergeant, U. S. Army. Home address: Bennington, Bryan County. Will C. Shoemake, Father, Bennington. Born September 10, 1920. Enlisted February 21, 1939. Died January 28, 1944, in combat during a tropical storm, Bougainville Island, South Pacific. LEIIN H. SHOWALTER, First Lieutenant, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address: Tahlequah, Cherokee County. A. G. Showalter, Father, Tahlequah. Born December 27, 1907. Enlisted January 4, 1943. Commercial teacher Central High School, Oklahoma City; resigned to serve as Instructor Darr Aernautical School, Ponca C i t ~ . Entered U. S. Service Pilot, Ferrying Division, Air Transport Command. Died October 13, 1943, in airplane crash near Phoenix, Arizona. TRYON Y. SMITH, Private, U. S. Army. Home address: Tulsa, Tulsa County. Mrs. Jeanne Keister Smith, Wife, 1122 N. W. 39th St., Oklahoma City 6. Born May 12, 1907. Enlisted March 5, 1943. Vice-chairman, Tulsa Chapter, American Red Cross. Sailed for duty overseas September, 1943; served with Anti-Tank Company in North Africa and Sicily. Died January 29, 1944 in action in Italy. DAVID L. STAMPER, Second Lieutenant, U. S. Air Corps. Home r. address: Tulsa, Tulsa County. M s David Stamper, Wife, 1820 South Cincinnati, Tulsa. Born August 10, 1918. Enlisted January 29, 1940. Decoration: Air Medal, Oak Leaf Cluster. Received commission February 6, 1943, Selman Field, Louisiana. Died January 16, 1944, Ilford, England. FRANCIS N. STONEBARQER, Corporal, U. S. Army. Home address: Muskogee, Muskogee County. Agie Stonebarger, Brother, Rt. 3, Muakogee. Born October 14, 1901. Enlisted February 17, 1942. Decoration : Order of the Purple Heart. Wounded in Italy December 4, 1943. Died December 8 1943, in North African area. ,

DWIGHT EARL SWBNDER, Radioman, F h t Class, U. S. Coast r. Guard. Home address : Enid, Garfield County. Mr. and M s Jay Swander, Parents, Rt. 2, Enid. Born February 15, 1920. Enlisted September 2, 1940. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Died June 13,1943, in line of duty on board U. S. Escunuba mnk in North A tlantie.

FOSTER M. TEAQUE, Boatswain's Mate, Second Class, U. 8 Naval . Reserve. Home address: Henryetta, Okmulgee County. Mrs. Sol Teame, Mother, 622% West Main, Henryetta. Born August 27,1908. Enlisted August 27, 1942. Died August 5, 1943, in line of duty on board gun boat convoy, sunk by explosion off North Carolina coast. CRAIG W. TETIRICK, Second Lieutenant, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address: Tulsa, Tulsa County. Guy C. Tetirick, Chaplain V.S.A., and Mrs. Tetirick, Parents, 1111 East 2lst St., Tulsa. Born Jnne 25, 1920. Enlisted September 9, 1941. Graduated in airplane mechanics, Shepard Field, Texas, and qualified for Aviation Cadet training, receiving commission at Luke Field, Arizona, March 10, 1943. Sailed for duty in Fighter Squadron overseas May, 1943. Died June 16, 1943, in airplane crash Southwest Pacific and buried i n military cemetery at Numeia, New Caledonia. ITERNONL. THORPE, Sergeant, U. S. Marine Corps. Home address: Seward, Logan County. L. W. Thorp, Father, Rt. 4, Ranch Drive, Ponca City, Oklahoma. Born March 16, 1922. Enlisted August 22, 1940. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Wounded in 1942. Presidential Unit Citation, First Marine Division (Reinforced), for gallantry in action and successfully executing forced landing assaults against strongly defended enemy positions on Tulagi, Gavutu, Tanambog, Florida and (Xuadalcanal in Solomon Islands, South Pacific, August 7 to 9, 1942. Presidential Unit Citation, Second Marine Division (Reinforced), for outstanding performance in combat during the Battle of Tarawa Atoll, Gilbert Islands, Central Pacific, November, 1943, which stated in part: " . by the vaIiant fighting spirit of these men, their heroic fortitude under punishing fire and their relentless perseverance in waging this epic battle in the Central Pacific, they have upheld the finest traditions of the United States Naval Semice." Died November 20, 1943, in action at Tarawa, Gilbert Islands, Central Pacific. AMOS TIGER, Private, First Class, U. S. Army. Home address: Okmulgee, Okmdgee County. Mrs. Donocha Bryant, Mother, Rt. 3, Okmulgee. Born May 19, 1907. Enlisted February 12, 1941. Decoration : Order of $he Purple Heart awarded posthumously. Served with 45th Division. Died November 21, 1943, of wounds received in action in Italy. TODD TILTON, Jr., Sergeant, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address: Anadarko, Caddo County. Todd Tilton, Father, 1409 Six-

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FELIX A. TO-DD, Lieutenant Colonel, U. S. Army. Home address: Muskogee, Muskogee County. Mrs. F. Alex Todd, Mother, 131 North F St., Muskogec. Born February 20, 1905. Graduate U. S. Military Academy West Point, West Point, New York, 1927, having graduated from Central High School, Muskogee, 1922. Decoration : Legion of Merit awrarded posthumously ". . . . For exceptionally meritorious conduct in performance of outstanding services." Materially assisted in formulating training technique for ground force infantry units, and was instrumental in establishing the system of instruction in the infantry officer training school where he displayed outstanding ability and initiative as an instructor. Died June 30. 1943, in airplane crash near Saxe, Virginia.

LEONARD L. TOMLINSON, Private, U. S. Army. Home address: Henryetta, Okmulgee County. Walter Tomlinson, Father, Rt. 1,
Henryetta. Born Octobcr 13, 1920. Enlisted September 22, 1942. Served in Medical Corps. Sailed for duty overseas and stationed in Australia in February, 1943. Hospitalized for major operation. Died June 22, 1943, Kennedy General Hospital, Nemphis, Tennessee.

ROY L. VAN CLEAVE, Staff Sergeant, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address: Stonewall, Pontotoc County. Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Van Cleave, Rt. 4, Ada, Oklahoma. Born June 25, 1914. Enlisted
J u n e 29, 1930. Trained a t Ellington Field, Texas, two and one half years; completed training a t Casper, Wyoming. Died November 22, 1943, in line of duty over Austria, European Theater.

HAROLD VAN HAUEK, Private, First Class, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address: Marshall, Logan Connty. Ed Van Hauen, Father, Rt. 1, Marshall. Born May 31, 1918. Enlisted May 10,
1942. Cited for efficiency as mechanic and for good conduct. Recommended for promotion to corporal. Died August 24, 1943, Savannah, Georgia.

SACHSE WALLACE, Captain, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address : Tuttle, Grady County. Mrs. Sachse Wallace, Wife, Minco, Oklahoma. Born April 20, 1917. Enlisted June, 1940. Decoration: Air Medal. Attended University of Oklahoma, Norman. Member of Christian Church. Died November 24, 1942, in North Atlantic area.

JACK WHITSON, Private, U. S. Army. Home address: Albion, Pushmataha County. Sam Whitson, Father, Albion. Born November 25, 1919. Enlisted February 8, 1943. Died January 4, 1944, in action in Italy.
LEOXARD LEROY WHITELEY, Private, First Class, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address: Temple, Cotton County. Mrs. Alta M I Whiteley, Mother, 1015 Park Ave., Duncan, Oklahoma. Born J u n e 25, 1920. Enlisted December 26, 1942. Died May 26, 1943, Mobile, Alabama.

LEON J. WEEMS, Technician, Fifth Grade, U. S. Army. Home address: Allen, Pontotoc and Hughes counties. Mrs. Vesta M. Wecms, Mother, Allen. Born June 20, 1920. Enlisted Dccember 1, 1941. Decoration : Order of the Purple Heart. Wounded in action in Italy October 13, 1943. Died December 3, 1943, in North Africa.

CHESTER W. WILLARD, Private, U. S. Army. Home address : Duncan, Stephens County. Rachel J. Willard, Mother, Rt. 1, Duncan. Born July 26, 1924. Enlisted September 21, 1943. Died January 21, 1944, Camp Walter, Texas.

BURTON A. WILLIAMS, Private, First Class, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address: Turpin, Beaver County. Mr. and Mrs. R. S. Williams, Parents, Turpin. Born February 27, 1918. Enlisted October 1, 1942. Served as Radioman. Died July 28, 1943, by drowning near Norfolk, England.
PERRY LEE WILLIAMS, Corporal, U. S. Army. Home address: Ales, Tillman County. Mr. and Mrs. A. Z. Williams, Parents, Star Route, Alex. Born December 24, 1905. Enlisted November 14, 1942. Expert marksman. Died August 14, 1943, in line of duty and buried in American and British cemetery Algiers, North Africa.

. JANES L. WITT, Second Lieutenant, U. S Army. Home address: Sorman, Cleveland County. J. L. Witt, Father, Norman. Born February 20, 1912. Enlisted September 16, 1940. Member of Methodist Church. Attended University of Oklahoma two years. Member Oklahoma National Guard, first enlistment March 14, 1928, Military Police Company; second enlistment, May 2, 1938, Military Police Company. Served with Military Police Company, 45th Division. Died September 1, 1942, in auto accident during maneuvers, Derider, Louisiana.
WILLIAM JUNIOR WRIGHT, Aviation Machinist's Mate, Second Class, U. S. Navy. Home address: Amber, Grady County. W. B. Wright, Father, Rt. 1, Tuttle. Born February 22, 1920. Enlisted August 15, 1940. Died October 16, 1942, in action Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands, South Pacific.

WINFRED WYATT, Second Lieutenant, U S. Army Air Corps. . Home address: m f a y , Creek County. Mrs. Lillie Watson, Qrandmother, Milfay. Born February 18, 1917. Enlisted March 20, 1942. Received commissiw and wings as Bombardier January 2, 1943, at Army Air Base, Rawell, New Mexico. Died July 15, 1943, in crash of Flying Fortress (B-17) take-off on first combat mission at Yendleton, Orepn. CHARLES ROBERT YOUNG, Aviation Radioman, Third Class, U. S. Navy. Home addrew Seminole, Seminole County. Charles E,Young, Father, Seminole. Born March 21, 1921. Enlisted March 19, 1941. Decoration: Distinguished Flying Cross for " . . . heroic achievement in aerial flight as a gunner of a plane in a bombing squadron. '' Graduated Seminole High School. Reported missing in action since Battle of Midway Island. Died June 4, 1912, in action Battle of Midway Island, Central Pacific.

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PRESTON A D ~ S Staff Sergeant, U. S. Army. Home address: , Fort Cobb, Caddo County. Jess M. Adams, Father, Rt. 1, Fort Cobb. Born May 1 , 1915. Enlisted January 11, 1941. Decoration : Order 1 of the Purple Heart. Died February 20, 1944, in action in Italy.
EDD M. ALBERSON, Private, First Class, U. S. Army. Home address: Fittstovm, Pontotoc County. Mrs. Agnes Alberson, Mother, Fittstown. Born February 28, 1921. Enlisted September 8, 1942. Died March 23, 1944, in action, Bougainville, Solomon Islands, South Pacific.

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Fitzhugh, Oklahoma. Born February 17, 1923. Enlisted September 16, 1940. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Received commendation for bravery in November, 1943; ribbons for service in Sicilian campaign and good conduct. Member of the Oklahoma National Guard, enlisted November 8, 1938. Served in Field Artillery, 45th Division. Died February 12, 1944, in action, Anzio Beach, Italy. LONNIE W. APPLETON, Technician, Fourth Grade, U. S. Army. Home address: Pawhuska, Osage County. Mr. and Mrs. Luis W. Appleton, Parents, Red Eagle Route, Pawhuska. Born May 11, 1908. Enlisted 1941. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Died March 7, 1944, in action, Los Negros Island Admiralty, South Pacific.

EUGENE H. AUSTIN, Private, First Class, U. S. Army. Home address: Pryor, Mayes County. Monroe Austin, Father, 15 South Adair, Pryor. Born April 19, 1925. Enlisted August 9, 1943. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Died May 29, 1944, in action in Italy.
EVERETT L. BAILEY,, First Lieutenant, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address: Stillwater, Payne County. Mr. and Mrs. Robert Bailey, Parents, 419 Main Street, Stillwater. Born August 22, 1923. Enlisted March 24, 1942. Decorations : Order of the Purple Heart; Air Medal; three Oak Leaf Clusters. Attended Oklahoma A. & M. College, Stillwater. Boy Scout and Captain of Sons of Amerkan Legion, Stillwater. Completed thirty missions over Europe. Died April 24, 1944, in disabled plane crash landing in Switzerland. RAYMOND R. BAKER, Private, First Class, U. S. Army. Home address: Geary, Blaine and Canadian counties. Mr. and Mrs. Charley A. Baker, Parents, Rt. 2, Geary. Born January 2, 1915. Enlisted July 29, 1942. Died January 31, 1944, in action in Italy. WILLIAM L. BAKER, Staff Sergeant, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address: Tulsa, Tulsa County. William S. Baker, Father, 2812 East loth, Tulsa. Born January 2, 1923. Enlisted September 15, 1942. Died March 15, 1944, in line of duty, airplane crash, Cheddar, England. WILLIAM BALDUFF, Flight Sergeant, Royal Canadian Air Force, Home address: Tulsa, Tulsa County. Mra Beulah T. Balduff, Mother, 2261 South Delaware Court, Tulsa. Born June 23, 1917. Enlisted August, 1941. Died July 29, 1943, Sedgewick, England.

KYLE E. BALL, First Lieutenant, Cavalry, U. 8. Army. Home
address: Tulsa, Tulsa.County. Mrs. Eva C. Shim, Mother, 3507 East Admiral Court, Tulsa. Born September 19, 1919. Enlisted July 3, 1940. Graduated Oklahoma M l t r Academy, Junior Coliiay lege, 1938, Claremore. Received Honor Medal, Reserve Officers Training Corps, 1938. In aervicre before Pearl Harbor, awarded

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Good Conduct Medal. Died January 1 , 1943, in line of duty, 1 airplane crash, Broobsfield, Texas. DONALD L. BARTON, Second Lieutenant, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address: Ada, Pontotoc County. Mrs. Elizabeth MacLeod Barton, Mother, 1112 East 9th, College Heights, Ada. Born February 1, 1918. Enlisted October 16, 1940. Attended East Central State College, Ada. Special study in aeronautics a t Pasadena Junior College, Pasadena, California. Received wings and commission at Mather Field, California; served as instructor in basic and "twin engine" training for a year at Pecos, Texas. Volunteered for "four engine" training at Hobbs Field, New Mexico and upon completion of this special course, was ready for commission as first lieutenailt. Died June 20, 1944, in line of duty, volunteer test flight, airplane crash IIobbs Field, New Mexico. SORBIAN B. BAYLOR, Staff Sergeant, U. S. Army. Home address : Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County. Mrs. Joy Baylor, Wife, 525 N.W. Ninth Street, Oklahoma City. Born July 8, 1920. Enlisted August 10, 1941. Decorations: Order of the Purple Heart; Air Medal; Oak Leaf Cluster. Flew small cub plane as observer 1 for Field Artillery. Died May 1 , 1944, in action in Italy.

BERDETT BERNAltD BERTON, Lieutenant, Junior Grade, U. S. Navy. Home address : Tulsa, Tulsa County. Mrs. Mary Kathryn Berton, Wife, 2006 W. Willard, Long Beach, California. Born December 17, 1912. Enlisted May l l , 1931. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Served at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. Died February 14, 1944, in action, South Pacific. ORVILLE 0. BLACK, Captain, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County. Mrs. John Lindsay, Xother, 814 West 8th Street, Oklahoma City. Born May 26, 1916. Enlisted June, 1941. Of Choctaw Indian descent. Attended Classen High School. Enlisted in the Army 1934, serving three years; after honorable discharge, employed by Oklahoma Gas & Electric Company, Oklahoma City; re-enlisted in 1938, continued studies and promoted in service; transferred to Air Corps 1941 and stationed at Hickam Field, Territory of Hawaii, serving during attack on Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941. Attended Officers' Candidate School, Aberdeen, Maryland, and received wings and commission as second lieutenant April 20, 1942. Sailed for overseas' duty July, 1942, and during service in Ordnance Department in Africa, was promoted successively to rank of captain. Seriously injured in jeep accident November 28, 1943, near Manduria, Italy. Died November 29, 1943, in North African area . FRANK WOODWARTH BOHLANDER, Jr., Seaman, Second Class, U. S. Navy. Home address: Tulsa, Tulsa County. Prank W. Bohlander, Sr., Father, 2240 South Nogales St., Tniea 7. Born March

26, 1922. Enlisted September 25, 1941. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart awarded posthumously. Died May 8, 1942, in line of duty on board the U. S. S. Lexinglon sunk in the Battle of the Coral Sea, South Pacific.
LESLIE A. BOND, Second Lieutenant, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address: Chickasha, Grady County. M s J. W. Bond, Mother, r. 1408 South 8th St., Chickasha. Born September 26, 1915. Enlisted February 26, 1941. Decorations: Order of the Purple Heart; Air Medal. Died April 19, 1944, in line of duty over Germany.

NEIL RAY BOYCE, Ensign, U. S. Naval Reserve. Home address: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County. Mr. and Mrs. Ray P. Boyce, Parents, 2225 N. W. 19th St., Oklahoma City 7. Born April 4, 1917. Enlisted February 20, 1942. Attended Oklahoma City University. Accepted appointment and executed oath of office as Ensign, U. S. Naval Reserve, June 12, 1943. Ordered to Transition Training Squadron Atlantic Fleet for temporary flying under instruction, and for furt.her transfer to Air Force Atlantic Fleet for duty, from which he was detached December 23, 1943, and ordered to Fleet Air Wing for duty flying in Patrol Squadron. Died April 11, 1944, in airplane crash, fifteen miles east of Columbus, New Mexico.
DAVID WILLIAM BOYD, Technical Sergeant, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County. Mr. and Mrs. David H. Boyd, Parents, 319y2 N. W. 12th St., Oklahoma City. Born N6vember 1, 1922. Enlisted November 19, 1942. Decorations : Air Medal; Oak Leaf Cluster; Order of the Purple Heart awarded posthumously, and Citation of Honor. Graduated Cla~sen High School, Oklalioma City. Member of First English Lutheran Church, Oklahoma City. Baseball player (pitcher on Tankeraley Sandlot team). Sailed for duty overseas January, 1944. Died April 21, 1944, returning from mission over Germany. GEORGE RAY BRADFORD, Private, First Class, U. S. Army. Home address: Tulsa, Tulsa County. M s Roy Bradford, Mother, r. Rt. 3, Tulsa 15. Born June 3, 1918; Enlisted February 18, 1941. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Awarded expert marksmanship medal. Graduated East Central High School, T l a 1936. us, Served in Infantry, 45th Division. Died July 29, 1943, in North African area.

IRA BRADSHAW, Private, U. S. Army. Home address: Wagoner, Wagoner County. M s Minnie Bradshaw, Wife, R . 1, Wagoner. r. t 1 Born April 19, 1915. Enlisted December 1 , 1942. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Died January 1 , 1M, in Italy. 1

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E. Brandenburg, Wife, 124 N. - 5th Street, Oklahoma City. Born August 22, 1918. Enlisted August 19, 1941. Decorations : Air Medal ; three Oak Leaf Clusters ; Distinguished Flying Cross; Order of the Purple Heart. Overseas eight months, serving on thirty-nine missions. Died April 8, 1944, in line of duty in England.

PAUL DENNIS BUCHER, Ensign, U. S. Navy. Home address: Tulsa, Tulsa County. Mrs. Catherine Bucher, Wife, 1509 South Evanston, Tulsa 4. Born October 22, 1921. Enlisted June 5, 1940. Decoration: American Defense Service Medal. After training: at Great Lakes, Illinois, he attended Aviation Machinist School at Pensacola, Florida, where he advanced to first class Petty Officer. Sent to Pre-flight School at Athens, Georgia, February 13, 1943, where he ranked 7th highest in battalion of 400 men. Designated Aviation Pilot, November 19, 1943, and appointed Ensign on November 25, 1943. After further operational training, he qualified for his carrier landings aboard the U. S. S. Sable. Reported San Diego, California, April 20, 1944, for active duty flying the Navy Corsair. Died May 9, 1944, Escondido, California. D. F. BURKETT, Jr., Torpedoman, Third Class, U. S. Navy. Home address: Tulsa, Tulsa County. Mr. and Mrs. D. F. Burkett, Sr., Parents, 843 North Birmingham Place, Tulsa 4. Born November 21, 1921. Enlisted June 28, 1941. Decoration : Order of the Purple Heart. Graduated Will Rogers High School, Tulsa, 1941. Baseball player. Died November 16, 1942, Savo Island, South Pacific. LOYD K. BURRIS, Aviation Cadet, U. S. Army. Home address: Tulsa, Tulsa County. Mrs. Lee Burris, Mother, 1224 West Admiral, Tulsa. Born June 28, 1920. Enlisted June, 1941. Attended OMahoma A. & M. College, Stillwater, and was outstanding athlete. Died August 19, 1942, Ryan Field, Hemet, California. JOHN T. BURTON, Seaman, Second Class, U. S. Navy. Home address: Tulsa, Tulsa County. Mrs. Susie L. Burton, Wife, 1412 West 22nd St., Tulsa. Born March 29, 1908. Enlisted February 25, 1944. Died April 19, 1944, in accident on furlough while working at MidContinent Petroleum Corporation, Tulsa. GEORGE L. BUTLER, Jr., Lieutenant, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address : Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County. Mrs. Marpel Butler, Wife, 2857 N. W. 20th St., Oklahoma City. Born August 9, 1918. Enlisted September 19, 1939. Member Oklahoma National Guard, enlisted July 1, 1937, to May 31, 1939. Graduated High School, Perry, Oklahoma. Received wings and commission at Miami, Florida, and served overseas eight months as transportation officer. Died October 4, 1943, in airplane crash, New Guinea, Southwest Pacific. JOHN W. CAMP, Corporal, U. 8. Army. Home address: Tnlsa, Tulsa County. John M. Camp, Father, 1242 South Urbana, Tulsa.

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Born December 2, 1924. Enlisted February- 1, 1943. Awarded good conduct medal. Served with Combat Engineers. Died April 27, 1944, in accident during routine training duties, Camp Maxey, Texas. KERMIT L. CARPER, Sergeant, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home r. address: Gould, Harmon County. M s Janice Alma Carper, Wife, Rt. 1, c/o J. L. Hightower, Duke, Oklahoma. Born December 18, 1921. Enlisted January 21, 1943. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Died January 20, 1944, in action in Italy. SILAS CARROLL, Jr., Private, U. S. Army. Home address: Tulsa, Tulsa County. Mrs. Beulah M. Carroll, Wife, Barnsdall, Oklahoma. Born November 29, 1916. Enlisted April 23, 1943. Decoration : Order of the Purple Heart. Died March 12, 1944, in line of duty in Italy. ARTHUR R. CHANDLER, Jr., Second Lieutenant, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address : Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County. Mrs. Nrna H. Chandler, Mother, 3021 N. TV. 22nd St.. Oklahoma City. Born July 10. 1921. Enlisted January, 1942. Graduated Classen High School, Oklahoma City, 1939. Attended St. Luke's Methodist Church. Wceived wings and commission Brookes Field, San Antonio. Texas. January 14, 1943. Served as fighter pilot. Died June 11, 1943, in airplane crash on maneuvers, Indio, California.

JAMES ROBERT CHRISTIE, Second Lieutenant, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address: Tulsa, Tulsa County. Mr. and Mrs. J. 1. Christie, Parents, 1524 North Birmingham Place, Tulsa. Born May 20, 1920. Enlisted October 22, 1941. Served as Bomber Pilot, Ferry Command. Died August 28, 1943, in Tulsa.
HAROLD E. ("GENE") CLANTON, Staff Sergeant. U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address: Tulsa, Tulsa County. Mr. and Mrs. E. H. Clanton, Parents, 309 West Cameron, Tulsa 6. Born December 27, 1921. Enlisted July 2, 1940. Decorations: Air Medal; two Oak h a £ Clusters. Served as Assistant Engineer and Left-waist Gunner. Died October 10, 1943, Muenster, Germany. BEN E. COFFEY, Private, U. S. Marine Corps Reserve. Home address : Wynnewood, Qarvin County. M s Orpha L. Coffey, Mother, r. Wynnewood. Born April 14, 1923. Enlisted December 15, 1943. Died January 9, 1944, Southwest Pacific. ERNEST S. COLE, Captain, U. S. Army. Home address: Atoka, Atoka County. Mrs. Ernest S. Cole, Wife, Purcell, Oklahoma. Born January 11, 1909. Enlisted March 1942. Served in Ordnance Regiment. Died October 27, 1943, in French Morocco, North Africa. E. L ("CONNIE") CONRAD, Private, First Class, U. S. Army. . Home address: Tulsa, T l a County. h Helen L. Conrad, Wife, us .

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2746 East 10th St., Tulsa. Born March 24, 1906. Enlisted J u l y 8, 1942. Died January 21, 1944, in Italy. PRESTON L.COOK, Staff Sergeant, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address: Tulsa, Tulsa County. Mrs. Preston L. Cook, Wife, 1000 S.W. 30th St., Oklahoma City. Born October 28, 1919. Enlisted February 5, 1942. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart and Citation of Honor. Died April 20, 1944, on board troop ship sunk by enemy action in Mediterranean Sea. ALVIN J. COPELAND, Staff Sergeant, U. S. Army. Home address: Riugling, Carter County. Mrs. Anna Belle Copelaad, Wife, Rt. 1, Ringling. Born February 14, 1917. Enlisted February 13, 1940. Decorations: Order of the Purple Heart; Silver Star. Died February 20, 1944, in line of duty, Anzio Beachhead, Italy. DEAN HOLLAND CORBETT, Corporal, U. S. Army. Home address: Tulsa, Tulsa County. H. L. Corbett, Father, 2440 Terwilliger Blvd., Tulsa. Born April 1, 1918. Enlisted March 13, 1941. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Served in Medical Detachmcnt. Died July 30, 1943, in Sicily. GENE ("SONNY") COUCH, Staff Sergeant, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address: Bixby, Tulsa County. M s Ruth Couch, r. Wife, Bixby. Born July 13, 1920. Enlisted December 19, 1941. First enlisted in Cavalry, transferred to the Armored Tank Division, and later to Army Air Corps. Served as Gunner on bomber. Died Narch 11, 1944, on duty, mid-air collision over Tunisia, North Africa. EDWARD COULTER, Private, U. S. Army. Home address: Duncan, Stephens County. Mrs. 0.L. King, Sister, Duncan. Born December 27, 1917. Enlisted May 17, 1942. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Served with Combat Engineers. Died January 29, 1944, in action, Cassino, Italy. PAUL WILLIAM CRAWFORD, Private, First Class, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address: Tulsa, Tulsa County. Mrs. Clara Bernice Crawford, Mother, 307 South 71st St., Tulsa 15. Born November 22, 1924. Enlisted December 7, 1942. Died September 5, 1943, Sedalia, Missouri. J O E CURLEY, Private, U. S. Army. Home address: Shawnee, Pottawatomie County. Blanche Saxton, Cousin, 214y2 East Main, Shawnee. Born November 8, 1908. Enlisted January 30, 1941. Member of the Catholic Church. Served with Field Artillery, 45th Division. Died March 30, 1944, in action in Italy. WILLIAM C. DAY, Corporal, U. S. Army. Home address : Crowder, Pittsburg County. Mrs. William C. Day, W f ,Apt. 2E, 5228 Carie los Ave., Richmond, California. Born January 6, 1918. Enlisted December 6, 1939. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Died March 7, 1944, South Pacific.

ALBERT R. DEFEHR, Major, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address: Corn, Washita County. Mrs. Albert R. Defehr, Wife, Weatherford, Oklahoma. Born April 8, 1918. Enlisted October 16, 1940. Decorations: Air Medal; Oak Leaf Cluster; Order of the Purple Heart. Served overseas beginning September, 1941, as commanding officer of Fighter Squadron. Died March 15, 1944, in action in Italy. EDWARD G. DIETZ, Sergeant, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County. Mr. and Mrs. Edward Dietz, Parents, Rt, 8, Oklahoma City. Born March 9, 1918. Enlisted January 7, 1942. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Died April 20, 1944, on board American ship sunk by enemy action in the Mediterranean Sea. ROBERT A. DINGER, Aviation Cadet, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address: Tulsa, Tulsa County. Mr. and Mrs. Walter Dinger, Parents, 810 South Toledo, Tulsa 4. Born January 21, 1923. Enlisted April, 1943. Died September 3, 1943, Curtis Field, Brady, Texas. LESLIE W. DOWELL, Ensign, U. S. Navy. Home address: Tulsa, Tulsa County. Vern B. Dowell, Sr., Father, 1547 North Cincinnati, Tulsa. Born August 24, 1918. Enlisted April 24, 1942. Served as Flight Officer, attached to North Base, Naval Air Station, Norman, Oklahoma. Died April 10, 1943, airplane crash, near Moore, Oklahoma.

ELIJAH L. EARHART, Private, First Class, U. S. Marine Corps. Home address : Tishomingo, Johnston County. William G. Earhart, Father, Tishomingo. Born June 8, 1920. Enlisted August 19, 1940. Died February 20, 1944, Marshall Islands, South Pacific.
RALPH CLAY EDWARDS, First Lieutenant, U. S. Army Air r. Corps. Home address: Sand Springs, Tulsa County. M s Ralph C. Edwards, W f ,Burbank, Oklahoma. Born March 14, 1920. Enie listed November 4,1941. Graduated, having majored in radio speech, University of Oklahoma, June 9, 1941. Member of Baptist Church. Graduated in Navigation and commissioned Second Lieutenant May 2, 1942, and assigned as instructor in Navigation Schools at Kelly Field and Hondo, Texas. Promoted to First Lieutenant November 9, 1942, and was later highly recommended for his superior proficiency and knowledge in navigation equipment and tactical procedures. A special recommendation from his Commanding Officer stated : '' This officer has displayed leadership and initiative, and has a high regard for duty." Died November 1 , 1943, on last 1 flight bombardier training, mid-air training plane collision, Ragwell, New Mexico.

JOHN R. ELDER,Technical Sergeant, Engineers, U. S. Army Air e Corps. Home address : Heavener, L Flore County. Katherine Brower, Sister, c/o Mrs. Lee Elder, Heavener. Born April 13, 1921. Enlisted July 16, 1942. Graduated Heavener High School 1942. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Died December 22, 1943, somewhere in Germany. JAMES EPHRAM EMERSON, Torpedoman's Mate, Second Class, r. U. S. Navy. Mr. and M s Angelo Emerson, Parents, Wister. Born January 10, 1918. Enlisted July 11, 1939. Attended High School, Wister, and recommended for excellent character. Died November 11, 1942, in line of duty when his ship was torpedoed off coast of French Morocco, North Africa. POLLARD M. FERGUSON, Sergeant, U. S. Army. Home address: Haworth, McCurtain County. Mrs. Lulu Ferguson, Mother, Haworth. Born October 18, 1916. Enlisted September 16, 1940. Decorations: Order of the Purple Heart awarded twice; Oak Leaf Cluster. Member of Oklahoma National Guard, enlisted (1) January 20, 1937, and (2) October 12, 1939. Serving in Infantry, 45th Division, was wounded in North Africa July L , 1943; again in O Italy October 16, 1943; and a third time in Italy December 25, 1943. Died January 11, 1944, in North Africa. LEONARD L. FLAGLER, Technical Sergeant, U. S. Army. Home address: El Reno, Canadian County. Mrs. E. W. Flagler, Mother, 710 South Roberts, E l Reno. Born August 14, 1915. Enlisted August, 1940. Field Artillery, 45th Division. Died February 21, 1944, .in Italy. CHARLES E. FONTAINE, Flight Officer, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address : Henryetta, Okmulgee County. Mrs. Valentine M. Fontaine, Mother, Rt. 2, Henryetta. Born December 1, 1922. Enlisted June 6, 1941. Graduated Valedictorian of his class High School 1939; attended business college one year. Graduated Staff Sergeant August 5, 1942, Ellington Field, Houston, Texas. Made Flight Officer January 5, 1943, and was serving as unlimited Pilot on Troop Transport Carrier. Died March 27, 1943, in airplane crash (deterioration in mid-air) , Oliver Springs, Tennessee. DANIEL C. FOX, Technical Sergeant, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address: Pocasset, arady County. Mr. and Mrs. E. 8. Fox, Parents, Pocasset. Born January 7, 1923. Enlisted August 4, 1942. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Served aa Radio Operator. Died August 12, 1943, in line of duty in vicinity of Cologne, Ger- , , many. . 1, JACK W. QARDNER, Private, First C a s U. S. Army. Home ls, address: Tulsa, Tnlsa County. Mrs. Betty Jean GCardner, Wife, nitd 1411 East King, Tulsa. Born December 22, 1923. E l s e December 26, 1942. Died March 21, 1944, in Italy.
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TJESTER E. GENTRY, Second Lieutenant, U. S. Army Air Corps.
Home address: Pawnee, Pawnee County. Mrs. Virginia Gentry, Wife, Pawnw. Born November 23, 1919. Enlisted April, 1942. Served as Bombardier. Died January 29, 1944, in action over Frankfurt, Germany. HAROLD L. GILLENWATERS, Sergeant, 17. S. Army Air Corps. Home addrea. : Chickasha, Grady County. Mrs. Allice E. Gillenwaters, Wife, Rt. 4, Blanchard. Born December 25, 1920. Enlisted August 31, 1942. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Died April 20. 1944, on board transport sunk by enemy action Mediterranean Sea. CHARLES ROSS GOODWIN, Sergeant, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address: Tulsa, Tulsa County. Mrs. Ira F. Goodwin, Mother. 809 Sonth Q n ~ k e r ,Tulsa 5. Born November 21, 1918. Enlisted December 10, 1941. necorations: Air Medal; Order of the Purple Heart. Reported missing in action Mediterranean area. Died November 28, 1943, in action Mediterranean area.

W. E. ("BILL") GORDON, Private, U. S. Army. Home address: Tulsa, Tulsa County. Mrs. W. E. Gordon, Mother, 2607 Sonth Roston Place, Tulsa. Born April 17, 1908. Enlisted January 22. 1943. Served in Field Artillery. Died May 29, 1943, struck by lightning in field on manenvers, Camp McCoy, Wisconsin. ROY TJ. GRANT, Lieutenant, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address: Durant, Bryan County. Mrs. Anna Grant Mackev, Mother, 1215 North 6th St., Durant. Born August 21, 1919. Enlisted Jannary 29, 1942. Decorations: Air Medal; two Oak I~eaf Clusters: Order of the Purple Heart. Graduated Durant High School and Southeastern State College, Durant. Served as Navigator and Bornbardier. Died January 30, 1944, in line of duty over Brunswick. Germany. RAYMOND LEE GRAY, Aviation Cadet, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address: Tulsa. Tulsa County. Mrs. Estelle I. Gray, Mother, 4924 East 2nd St., Tulsa 4. Born August 22, 1922. Enlisted December 2,1942. Died August 19, 1943, in airplane crash, Ponca City, Oklahoma ROBERT L. GUERNSEY, Private, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address : Tulsa, Tulsa County. M s Elise Althea Guernsey, Wife, r. 40 North Louisville, Tulsa 4. Born 21, 1912. Enlisted October

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WILLIAM H. HAGER, Staff Sergeant., U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address: Alva, Woods County. Mrs. Ida L. Hager, Wife, Capron, Oklahoma. Born October 1, 1920. Enlisted October 1, 1942. Decorations: Air Medal; two Oak Leaf Clusters; Order of the Purple Heart; Citation of Honor. Served as Assistant Engineer and Gunner. Died February 4, 1944, in line of duty over Frankfort, Cdrmany. FRED HAKLOTUEBEE, Private, First Class, U. S. Army. Home address : McAlester, Pittsburg County. Mrs. Jaunethia Haklotubbee, Wife, Atoka, Oklahoma. Born March 16, 1917. Enlisted September 16, 1940. Choctaw Indian. Attended Jones Academy, Hartshome, and Goodland Indian Orphanage (high school), Goodland, Oklahoma. Member of the Baptist Church. Member Oklahoma National Guard, enlisted June 2, 1938. Died March 18, 1944, in Italy.

LESLIE W. HAINES, Private, U. S. Army. Home address: Holdenville, Hughes County. Mrs. Bertha Venable, Mother, 114 North Pine St., Holdenville. Born October 2, 1920. Enlisted September 1.5, 1940. Graduated Spanlding School, Hughes County. Served in Infantry, 45th Division. Died September 16, 1943, North African area.
FRANCIS E. HAMILTON, Staff Sergeant, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address: Edmond, Oklahoma County. Mrs. and M s Daniel r. R. Hamilton, Parents, 215 East 6th St., Edmond. Born July 20, 1920. Enlisted August 16, 1939. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Died April 20, 1944, North African area. FRANKLIN HARPER, Private, First Class, U. S. Army. Home address: Wetumka, Hughes County. J. H. Harper, Father, Wetumka. Born February 8, 1920. Enlisted January 16, 1940. Decoration: Order of the Plirple Heart. Served with the 45th Division. Died March 30, 1944, Anzio Beachhead, Italy. JOHN HARPER, JR., Technical Sergeant, U. S. Army. Home address: Hulbert, Cherokee County. Mrs. Lina Harper, Mother, Hulbert. Born September 15, 1919. Enlisted January 9, 1941. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Wounded in action, serving with 45th Division. Died March 26, 1944, from wounds, in Italy. HERSCHEL E. HARRIS, Second Lieutenant, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address: Hobart, Kiowa County. Mr. and Mrs. Guy Harris, Parents, Rt. 1, Hobart. Born June 5, 1919. Enlisted April 5, 1942. Previously enlisted in the Army November 17, 1941. Graduated Hobart High School and attended Kiowa County Junior College two years. Completed advanced flying school bombardier training at Williams Field, Chanler, Arizona, and received wings

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January 23, 1943. Served as Bombardier on Liberator Bomber (B-24). Died January 16, 1944, of wounds sustained in airplane crash in Italy. CLOIS HAWKINS, Corporal, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home adr. dress: Jenks, Tulsa County. Mr. and M s R. P. Hawkins, Parents. Rt. 5, West Tulsa 7. Born November 6, 1918. Enlisted September 27, 1940. Died July 20, 1942, Visalia, California. DANIEL HUGH HAWKINS, Machinist's Mate, Second Class, U. S. Navy. Home address: Durham, Roger Mills County. Mrs. Frank Hawkins, Mother, Rt. 1, Durham. Born May 11, 1923. Enlisted April 5, 1941. In active service at Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941. Died September 17, 1943, in Australia. 1 1 J ~ S S I E . MENDRICKS, Seaman, Second Class, U. S. Navy. Home address: Tulsa, Tulsa County. Mrs. J . I. Hendricks, Mother, ' 0 3 7. South Lansing, Tulsa 5. Born April 10, 1908. Enlisted December 9, 1941. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Died June 6. 1942, on board U. S. S. Hammann sunk by torpedo from an enemy raider, Battle of Midway Island, Central Pacific. DAVID (" SONNY ") HERRON, Machinist's Mate, Third Class, U. S. Navy. Homc address: Checotah, McIntosh County. Mr. and Mrs. R. W. Herron, Parents, Checotah. Born July 3, 1925. Enlisted December 24, 1942. Creek Indian descent. Attended High School, Onapa in McIntosh County and Chilocco Indian School at Chilocco, Oklahoma. Held in high regard by his Captain and shipmates. Died February 14, 1944, in line of duty board ship, Pacific area. I . l" Ya , ~ s: JOHN B. HIGIDON, First Lieutenant, U. S. Army. Home address: Tulsa, Tulsa County. Mrs. Leo B. Howard, Sister, 1304 South Gary, Tulsa 4. Born April 5, 1918. Enlisted September, 1941. Graduated Central High School, Tulsa, 1935, and Colorado State College, 1939, where he was affiliated with Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity. Received commission June, 1942, and promoted to First Lieutenant October, 1942. Trained at Fort Benning, Georgia, as Paratrooper, Airborne Command. Sailed for duty overseas in spring of 1943 and s w service in North Africa, Sicily, and Italy. a Died February 5, 1944, when an artillery shell with delayed fuse struck the command post, in Italy. CHAD HIOGINS, Second Lieutenant, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address : Tulsa, Tulsa County. M s Chad Higgins, Wife, 1511 South r. Quaker, Tulsa 5. Born July 5, 1921. Enlisted September 16, 1940. Member Oklahoma National Guard, enlisted January 1, 1937. Served as Radioman with 45th Division. Transferred to the Air Corps September, 1942, and commissioned Second Lieutenant April 22, 1943. Rated as Aircraft Observer (Bombardier). Died October 23, 1943, in bomber crash, Biggs Field, T x s ea.
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RAYMOND V. HIGHTOWER, Staff Sergeant, U. S. Army. Home address : Lookeba, Caddo County. Mrs. Lucille Hightower, Wife, 18114/2 East Third St., Tulsa. Born November 28, 1918. Enlisted January, 1940. Served in Headquarters Company, 45th Division. IAed February 18, 1944, Anzio, Italy.
HARLEY H. HITCHCOCK, Private, First Class, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address: Dewey, Washington County. Mrs. Cleta F. Hitchcock, Wife, Dewey. Born February 9, 1923. Enlisted November 2, 1942. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart; Citation of Honor. Died April 20, 1944, on board transport, North African area. ROSS A. HOLMES, Technical Sergeant, U. S. Air Corps. Home address: Okmulgee, Okniulgee County. Mrs. Sallie M. Westphal, Mother, Rt. 1, Okmulgee. Born February 9, 1919. Enlisted July 1, 1940. Served on carrier, Transportation Squadron. Died January 12, 1944, in line of duty European area.

lIUBERT A. HOOVEN, Sergeant, U. S. Army. Home address: r. Ardmore, Carter County. M s Thelma Hooven, Wife, 1014 Hargrove, Ardmore. Born March 23, 1914. Enlisted September 16, 1940. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Served with 45th Division. Died April 1, 1944, Anzio, Italy.
IJOVELY 0. HOUSTON, Staff Sergeant, U. S. Army. Home address: Vian, Sequoyah County. Mrs. Kate Houston, Mother, Star Route, Vian. Born December 17, 1919. Enlisted November, 1940. IXed March 21, 1944, in Italy. GORDON HOWARD, Second Lieutenant, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address: Sand Springs, Tulsa County. Mrs. Gordon 0.Howard, Wife, 1 1 East Seventh St., Sand Springs. Born April 15, 1 1'316. Enlisted February 26, 1942. Received commission September 3, 1942, Midland, Texas; served as Instructor to February 6, 1943, when he was sent overseas. Died August 22, 1943, off Oahu, Pacific Ocean. JACK R. HOWARD, Technical Sergeant, U. S Army. Home ad. dress: Norman, Cleveland County. Mr. and Mrs. H. T. Howard, Parents, 807 East Apache, Norman. Born May 28, 1919. Enlisted September 17, 1941. Decoration :Order of the Purple Heart. Served in Infantry, 45th Division, in Sicily and Italy. Died February 16, 1944, in action, Anzio Beachhead, Italy. JOHN J. ("JACK") HOWARD, First Lieutenant, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address: Pryor, Mayes County. Mr. and Mrs. Babe Howard, Parents, 207 South Rowe St,Pryor. Born January 15, 1921. Enlisted February 26, 1942. Decorations: Order of the Purple Heart, A r Medal, and Distinguished Flying Cross awarded i yosthumonsly, Graduated High School, Pryor, 1938; member High School football t a . Received wings and c o d o n September 24, em

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1942; served as Bombardier, and promoted to First Lieutenant August, 1943. Sailed for duty overseas April, 1943, based in Southwest Pacific, serving with Bombardier Squadron in raids against the enemy. Highly commended by his commanding officers for bravery and loyalty. Died February 15, 1944, in action Kavieng, New Ireland, Southwest Pacific. HAROLD T. HYNES, Private, U. S. Army. Home address: Porter, Wagoner County. Mrs. Iva Hynes, Mother, Porter. Born February 23, 1921. Enlisted August 31, 1942. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Attended Porter High School. Died February 20, 1944, in Italy. HOWARD I. JARRETT, Private, U. S. Army. Qome address: McAlester, Yittsburg County. Mrs. Minnie Barnes, Aunt, Rt. 5, McAlester. Born May 16, 1912. Enlisted March 4, 1942. Died July 16, 1942, Lowery Field, Denver, Colorado. WALTER J. JARVIS, Private, U. S. Army. Home address : Atoka, Atoka County. Mrs. Laura M. Jarvis, Mother, Rt. 3, c/o Charlie Komah, Walters, Oklahoma. Born December 14, 1923. Enlisted April 23, 1943. Died February 19, 1944, in action North African area. WILLIAM B. JEWEL, Sergeant, U. S. Army. Home address: Broken Bow, McCurtain County. Mrs. Florence Jewel, Mother, Broken Bow. Born March 10, 1923. Enlisted June 1, 1941. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Served in Medical Corps, Paratroop Division, Airborne Command, North Africa and Italy. Wounded in North Africa. Died February 7, 1944, in line of duty in Italy.

EDWARD L. JILLSON, Private, First Class, U. S. Marine Corps. Home address: Dustin, Hughes County. Mrs. Ed. L. Jillson, Wife, 1916 South Yorktown, Tulsa. Born November 10, 1920. Enlisted July 4, 1940. Died March 5, 1944, in airplane crash, Tarawa Atoll, Gilbert Islands, Central Pacific.
GILENWOOD W. JONES, Private, U. S. Army. Home address: Sterling, Comanche County. Mr. and Mrs. (3. W. Jones, Parents, Sterling. Born July 29, 1922. Enlisted February 4, 1943. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Wounded in volunteer line caring for the wounded. Died February 16, 1944, in Italy. RUSSELL L. JONES, Staff Sergeant, U. S. Army. Home address: Miami, Ottawa County. M s W. T Watters, Mother, 219 'C' N.E., r. . Miami. Born April 6, 1914. Enlisted January 22, 1942. Awarded medals and ribbon for expert sharpshooter on rifle and carbine, and as mechanic and for good conduct. Commended for his courtesy and dependability by his Captain who further stated, "He was a

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proven leader, being steadily promoted. " Died February 24, 1944, Camp Robinson, Little Rock, Arkansas.

PRESLEY DALE JOHNSON, Corporal, U. S. Army. Home address : Hugo, Choctaw County. M s Virginia Johnson, Mother, r. Hugo. Born August 6, 1922. Enlisted March 7, 1940. Decoration : Order of the Purple Heart. Received special training and qualified as Radio Operator in January, 1943. Sailed for duty overseas February, 1943, and served in North African and Italian campaigns. Wounded in action December 8, 1943, and later returned to line of duty. Died January 31, 1944, in action in Italy. HARRY H. JOHNSTON, Private, U. S. Army. Home address: Yale, Payne County. James F. Johnston, Father, Yale. Born J u l y 13, 1923. Enlisted March 30, 1943. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Died February 8, 1944, in action in Italy. WILLIAM DEAN KINCAID, Staff Sergeant, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address : Tulsa, Tulsa County. Mrs. Elizabeth Ann Kincaid, Wife, 1008 South Quaker, Tulsa. Born March 19, 1916. Enlisted October 24, 1940. Received Presidential Citation of Honor. Died March 22, 1944, Gambia, Africa. LEWIS SPENCER KIRKPATRICK, Lieutenant Colonel, U. S. Army. Home address : Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County. Mrs. 1. S. Kirkpatrick, Wife, 3400 Porter St., N.W., Washington, D.C. , Born May 15, 1901. Enlisted July 1, 1920, and graduated from U. S. Military Academy, West Point, N, Y., with "The Thundering Herd" Class, 1924. Pre-war service included among different stations, service in Canal Zone; Border Patrol with Indian Infantry Battalion Fort Huachuca, Arizona; Fort Kamehameha, Hawaiian Department ; and Fort Mills, Corregidor Island, Philippine Department. Took command of Fort Drum February, 1941, which was subjected to intense artillery fire and aerial bombing during the Battle of Bataan and the siege of Corregidor following the attack on Pearl Harbor December 7, 1941. "The heroes of Fort Drum were among the last to be taken by the Japanese." Died August 13, 1943, in a Prisoner of War Camp, Philippine Islands. CHARLES 0. KLECKNER, Staff Sergeant, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address: Bartlesville, Washington County. Mr. and Mrs. C. P. Kleckner, Parents, Bartlesville. Born March 19, 1916. Enlisted July 7, 1942. Attended Caney High School and graduated Copan High School, Washington County. Outstanding athlete. Special training in aerial gunnery a t Harlingen, Texas, and graduated from Lowery Field, Colorado, in spring of 1943. Died February 17, 1944, in action, New Guinea, South Pacific. RUSSELL JAMES LACOCK, Sergeant, U. S. Army Air Corpe. Home address : Sapulpa, Creek County. Mrs. W. A. Strain, Mother, 1030 East McKinley, Sapulpa. Born June 26, 1917. Enlisted Sep-

tember 10, 1940. Decorations: Order of the Purple Heart and Presidential Citation of Honor. Graduated High School 1935 and attended Junior College, Sapnlpa. Finished Armament School Lowmy Field, Colorado, November, 1943; transferred to Gunnery School Tonapah, Nevada, completing study in Aerial Photography and Chemical Warfare. Sailed for duty overseas January 16, 1944. Died March 2, 1944, in airplane crash in England.

i FREDERICK G. LANDIS, StaffSergeant, U. S. Army A r Corps. Home address: Lamont, Grant County. Mr. and Mrs. Fred Landis, Parents, Lamont. Born October 16, 1920. Enlisted October 24, 1942. Decorations: Order of the Purple Heart; Air Medal and three Oak L a Clusters. Graduated High School, Lamont, 1940. Served ef as Turret Gunner on Flying Fortress (B-17). Sailed for duty overseas July 17, 1943. Died October 14, 1943, in line of duty over Schweinfurt, Germany.
KENNETH L. LEFORS, Staff Sergeant, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address: Sand Springs, Tulsa County. Mrs. Lucy Lefors, Mother, Rt. 1, Gentry, Arkansas. Born May 25, 1910. Enlisted July 8, 1942. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Served as Gunner. Died January 22, 1944, in line of duty Tacao Island, Central Pacific. HENRY P. LEWIS, Private, First Class, U. 8 Army. Home ad. dress: Konawa, Seminole County. Mr. and Mrs. H. L. Lewis, Paren@ Bt. 1, Konawa. Born July 4, 1922. Enlisted September 16, 1940. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart awarded t i e ; Oak wc Leaf Cluster. Member of Oklahoma National Guard, enlisted May 2, 1939. Served with 45th Division. Died February 21, 1944, in Italy. RICHARD W. LOBDELL, Lieutenant, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address: Claremore, ]Rogers County. MTEL Ellen Lobdell, Mother, Claremore. Born April 25, 1921. Enlisted November 23, 1939. Decoration: Order of the Purple Hart. Served as Pilot on "Marauder Bomber" (B-26). Died August 22, 1943, in action off the coast of Italy. FOUNTAIN S. LOVEJOY, Flight Officer, U. S. Army A r Corps i us, Home address: T l a Tulsa County. Mr. and Mrs. D. S. Lovejoy, Parents, 2214 Es HaskeU St, Tulsa. Born September 16, 1922. at Enlisted (Reserve) July 17, 1942. Decoration: Order of the Purple H a t Citation of Honor. Graduated Wl Rogers High School, er; il -Tulsa, 1940. Served with 15th A r Force as Bombardier on B-W. i Died February 8, 1944, in airplane crash on his 4th mission, in Italy. LLOYD H. MANZSS, Private, First c~aas, . S. Army. Home adU dress: Gage, Ellis County. &oy ManBrother, S h a m 4 Oklaham, Born February 203 1909. E l s e June 18, 1941. Decornitd

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ation: Order of the Purple Heart. Saw service in the Aleutian and Died February 3, 1944, in line of duty Kwajalein Island, Central Pacific.

FRED A. MARSHALL, Private, First Class, U. 8: Army. Home address : Morris, Okmulgee County. Mrs. Jewel Marshall, Mother, 1716 East 10th St., Oklahoma City. Born J a n u a r y 8, 1924. 3Enlisted January 4,1943. Died Fcbruaiy 19, 1944, Eniwetok, Marshall Islands, Central Pacific.

FLAVELLE E. McDONALD, Technician, Fourth Class, U. 8. Army. Home address: Sperry, Tulsa County. M a . Martha E. Bennett, Grandmother, Sperry. Born August 1 , 1923. Enlisted 1 September 16, 1940. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. In senior pear High School. Member Oklahoma National Guard, enlisted July 2, 1940. Served in Field Artillery. Died October 11, 1943, in Italy.

EARL J. McCOMBS, Privbe, First Class, U. S. Army. Home address: Tulsa, Tulsa County. Mrs. Myrtle Fulk, Mother, 1805 South Nogales, Tulsa. Born November 27, 1922. Enlisted March 10, 1940. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Died April 30, 1942, in Philippine Islands.
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. ELDON A. MILLER, Second ~ieutenant,U. 5 Army. Home ad-

1616 South 9th St., Woodward. Decorations: Order of the Purple Heart ; Silver Star. Served in Field Artillery, first officer in his battalion to receive a battlefield commission. Died February 13, 1944, in action Anzio Beachhead, Italy. WILLARD W. MILLS, Private, First Class, U. S. Army. Home address: Hominy, Osage County. Mrs. Carl Beckham, Mother, 306 South Regan, Hominy. Born March 10, 1917, Enlisted June 28, 1942. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Served overseas in North African area fourteen month, Tank Corps, First Armored Division. Died January 31, 1944, in Italy, PERRY A. MORGAN, Private, U. S. Army. Home address: Big Cabin, Craig County. Ira S. Morgan, Father, Rt. 1, Big Cabin. Born July 5, 1917. Enlisted September 30, 1941. Decorations: tr Order of the Purple Heart; Silver S a . Died January 29, 1944, in Italy.

FRANKLIN R. NOBLITT, Private, U S. Army. Home address: . Thomas, Custer County. Mrs. Maud C. Noblitt, Mother, Thomzw. re Born May 25, 1922. Enlisted March 16, 1942. Dewration : O d r of the Purple H a t Died February 29, 1944, in Itsly. er.

SORMBN C. OLIVER, Private, U S. Marine Corp& Home ad. dress: Sayre, Beckham County. & B. F Oliver, Mother, byre. h . .

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Born January 18, 1921. Enlisted September 5, 1942. Decorations : Order of the Purple Heart ; Presidential Unit Citation for outstanding performance in line of duty with the Second Marines in the Battle of Tarawa awarded posthumously. Graduated Sayre High School 1939, and attended Sayre Junior College. Sailed for duty overseas and landed in New Zealand in March, 1943. Died November 20, 1943, in action Battle of Tarawa, Gilbert Islands, Central Pacific.

RAY F. ORR, Corporal, U. S. Army. Home address: Chickasha, Qrady County. Mr. and Mrs. Paul Orr, Parents, Rt. 2, Chickasha. Born June 10, 1918. Enlisted January 28, 1941. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Farmed with parents before enlistment. Served in Anti-Tank Company. Died February 12, 1944, in Italy. TOM 0. PACE, Staff Seryeant, U. S. Army. Home address : Frederick, Tillman County. Arthur D. Pace, Brother, Frederick. Born September 10, 1914. Enlisted January 28, 1941. Decoration : Order of the Purple Heart. Served with the 45th Division. Died March 27, 1944, in action Anzio Beachhead, Italy. RAY PANNELL, First Lieutenant, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address: Sterling, Comanche County. Mr. and Mrs. Ed Pannell, Parents, eterling. Born July 9, 1921. Enlisted March 25, 1942. Decorations : Air Medal ; three Oak Leaf Clusters. Graduated High School ; attended Cameron State Agricultural College, Lawton. Member of Methodist Church. Sailed for duty overseas in August, 1943, and served as Pilot on seventy-six bombing missions. Died June 11, 1944, in action, Nadzab, New Guinea, South Pacific. FRANCIS H. POWNALL, Corporal, U. S. Army. Home address: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Count-y. Mrs. Myrtle Pownall, Wife, 507 S. W. 30th St., Oklahoma City 9. Born November 2, 1914. Enlisted September 21, 1941. Served in Field Artillery. Died February 29, 1944, in Italy. WILBURN PR.ATER, Sergeant, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address: wyandotte, Ottawa County. Mrs. Dovey Prater, Grandmother, Wyandotte. Born July 7, 1914. Enlisted November 20, 1942. Decorations: Air Medal; three Oak Leaf Clusters. Served as Tail Gunner on B-17, and completed twenty-five missions. Died February 24, 1944, in action over Austria, European area. IVORY WILLIAM RICHIE, Staff Sergeant, U. S. Army. Home address : Waurika, Jefferson County. A. C. Lowe, Uncle, Waurika. Born June 24, 1918. Enlisted February 16, 1942. Died April 9, 1943, Atlanta, Georgia GUS RIDLEP, Staff Sergeant, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address : Duncan, Stephens County. M s Winif red Ridley, Mother, r. 512 Chestnut, Duncan. Born October 14, 1918. Enlisted July 2,

1940. Decorations: Order of the Purple Heart; Air Medal; Oak Leaf Cluster. Crew member on B-17, and served on combat duty tenth mission. Died February 10, 1944, in action over Germany. ALBERT C. ROARK, Technical Sergeant, U. S Army Air Corps. . Home address : Weleetka, Okfuskee County. Mrs. Edna Roark, Mother, Weleetka. Born October 14, 1918. Enlisted December 5, 1940. Decoration: Air Medal awarded posthumously. Attended High School; talented in art. Served as Radio and Radar Operator on bomber (R-17). Died May 9, 1943, in line of duty, plane went down a t sea, Pacific area. HARVEY A. ROBISON, Private, First Class, U. S. Army. Home r. address : Claremore, Rogers County. M s Beulah M. Robison, Mother, Rt. 2, Claremore. Born December 18, 1922. Enlisted December 29, 1942. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Died February 14, 1944, in action Rougainville, Solomon Islands, South,, I Pacific.

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CORBIN DARRELL ROODHOUSE, Corporal, U. S. Army. Home address: Shawnee, Pottawatomie County. Mr. and M s Frank Roodr. house, Parents. 1116 North Broadway, Shawnee. Born August 19, 1910. Enlisted December, 1942. Graduated from High School, and attended Oklahoma Baptist University, Shawnee, and Oklahoma University, Norman. Awarded G-ood Conduct Medal. Specialized in welding and was employed as Inspector in aircraft work on the West Coast before enlistment. Died February 12, 1944, in gun aceidelit, Camp Claiborne, Louisiana. CHARLTE WAYNE SAPPINGTON, Seaman, First Class, U. 8. Navy. Home address: Zincville, Ottawa County. Mrs. Ana Sappington. Mother, Zincville. Born February 21, 1926. Enlisted cJnly, 1943. Attended High School a t Ottawa, Oklahoma. Died February 3, 1944, Southwest Pacific. JOSEPH 0. SEVIER, Private, First Class, U. S. Marine Corps. Home address: Coalgate, Coal County. J. E. Sevier, Father, Rt. 1, Coalgate. Born October 23, 1923. Enlisted May 6, 1942. Served in the Air Force. Died March 8, 1944, South Pacific. JOHN A. SIDLE, Corporal, U. S Army. Home address: Afton, . r. Ottawa County. M s F. E. Sidle, Mother, 2009 Seventeenth St., Corpus Christi, Texas. Born April 27, 1920. Enlisted November, 1940. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Served in the Cavalry. Died March 6, 1944, in action Arawe, New Britain, South Pacific. MARCELLUS F. SMITH, Sergeant, U. 8. Army. Home address: Chickasha, (frady County. Bfr. and Mrs. R. H. Smith, Parents, 123 North 11th St., Chickasha Born September 26, 1910. Enlisted March 10, 1942. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart

awarded posthumously. Died March 6, 1944, on board transport ship eunk, by enemy action in the Mediterranean Sea, off Bizerte, Tunisia, North Africa.

HAROLD SPRIGGS,Private, First Class, U. S. Army. Home address :Tulsa, Tulsa County. Mrs. Harold Spriggs, Wife, 1631 South Lewis Place, T l a 4. Born February 7, 1916. Enlisted March 8, us 1943. Decoration : Order of the Purple H a t Attended Central er.
High School, Tulsa. Died March 1 , 1944, in action Bougainville, 1 Solomon Islands, South Pacific.

ARTHUR D. STANISLAUS, Private, First Class, U. S. Army. Home address: M s Martha Stanislaus, Wife, 223 South Smith, r. Vinita. Born November 15, 1922. Enlisted January 4, 1943. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Stationed in Hawaiian Islands seven months. Died February 21, 1944, in action Eniwetok, Marshall Islands, Central Pacif ic. THEDFORD C. STAPLES, Sergeant, U. S. Army. Home address: McAlester, Pittsburg Connty. H. L. Staples, Father, 1205 East Wyandotte, McAleater. Born February 24, 1914. Enlisted September 16, 1940. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Served with the 45th Division. Died December 30, 1943, in Italy. FULTON STINNETT, Private, First Class, U. S. Army. Home address: Elgin, Comanche County. Mrs. Georgie Stinnett, Mother, E g n Born January 10, 1912. Enlisted November 14, 1942. Died li. February 5, 1944, in Italy. IRA STOUT, Private, First Class, U. S. Marine Corps. Home address: Bristow, Creek County. Mr. and Mrs. L. S. Stout, Parents, Rt. 5, Bristow. Born March 6, 1921. Enlisted November 27, 1942. Died February 22, 1944, Marshall Islands, Central Pacific. TEEL LEE, Private, U. S. Army. Home address: Ada, Pontotoc County. Mrs. Tee1 Lee, Wife, 519 West Main, Ada. Born February 17, 1922. Enlisted November 2, 1942. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Graduated Ada High School 1940. Served in Field Artillery. Died January 17, 1944, in Italy. CECIL R TABOR, First Lieutenant, U. 5 Army Air Corps. Home . address: Buffalo, Harper County. Mr. and M s S. B. Tabor, r. Parents, Bdfalo. Born July 24, 1917. Enlisted November 7, 1941. f Decorations: Order o the Purple Heart; Distinguished Flying Cnrea Graduated High School, May (Buffalo County) ; graduated Northwestern State College, Alva, Oklahoma. Preliminary flight and gropnd work training at Alva; advanced training for Air Cgrp at Randolph Field, Texas; graduated and comnnissioned Amy Flying School, Lubbock, Texas, July, 1942. Sailed for ovenem duty &tober, 1942, stationed in England, and participated in bombing m b

sions over occupied Europe. near Lorient, France.

Died December 30, 1943, in action

EUGENE 2. TALLEY, Second L i e u t e n ~ t , S. Army Air Corps. U. Home address : Wynnewood, Garvin County. M s Mealinda Talley, r. Wife, Rt. 3, Wynnewood. Born July 10, 1920. Enlisted January 28, 1941. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Served as Bombardier. Died March 13, 1944, in action European area, and buried in Cambridge, England. CHARLES 8. TONEY, Private, First Class, U. S. Army. Home address: Shady Point, Le Flore County. Mr. and M s P. T. Toney, r. Parents, Rt. 1, Shady Point. Born May 2, 1920. Enlisted November 4, 1941. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart awarded p t humously. Graduated High School, Spiro, Oklahoma, 1941. Made record as a farmer before enlistment. Completed training a t Camp Young, California, and sailed for duty overseas August, 1942. Died July 10, 1943, in action North African area. WILSON P. THEDFORD, Aviation Cadet, U. S. Air Corps. Home address: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County. Mrs. Allegra Thedford, Wife, 2624 N. W. 14th St., Oklahoma City. Born April 16, 1918. Enlisted June 15, 1942. Died September 10, 1942, Bruce Field, Ballinger, Texas. T H O U S S. UPTON, Staff Sergeant, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County. Mrs. Mildred Upton, Wife, 208 W. Illinois, Enid, Oklahoma. Born December 8, 1921. Enlisted April 6, 1942. Decorations: Air Medal; three Oak Leaf Clusters; Order of the Purple Heart; Distinguished Flying Cross awarded posthumously. Died January 14, 1944, in action in England. RUSSELL W. WBLLER, First Lieutenant, U. S. Army. Home address: Lawton, Comanche County. Mrs. Mary Waller, Wife, 1511 "Ap' Avenue, Lawton. Born March 15, 1912. Enlisted December 2, 1932. Saw service in the Field Artillery and was e m i n g in First Cava.lry Division at time of death. Died December 25, 1943, Queensland, Australia. WARREN G. HOWARD, Technical Sergeant, Fourth Grade, U. S Army. - Home address: McCurtain, FTtlnkell County. M s Lillie . r. P. Howard, Mother, McCurtain. Born February 4, 1921. Enlisted February, 1940. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Died February 15, 1944, in Italy. KEITH WILSON, Private, Frt C a s U. S. Marine Corps Reis l s , serve. Home address: Lookout, Wooda County. Mrs. Nellie W~lson, Mother, Lookout. Born October 21, 1924. Enlisted March, 1943. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Served in Asiatic-Pacific

campaigns. Died February 2, 1944, in action, and buried in Fourth Marine Division Cemetery, Marshall Islands, South Pacific.

HARTWELL E.WOLGRAM, Private, U. S. Army. Home address : Anadarko, Caddo County. Mrs. Cleo Wolgram, Wife, 602 East Broadway, Anadarko. Born December 16, 1919. Enlisted September 16, 1940. Decoration : Order of the Purple Heart. Member Oklahoma National Guard, enlisted May 27, 1937. Served in Field Artillery, 45th Division. Died January 29, 1944, in Italy.

STANLEY J. YAMSKI, Private, U. S. Army. Home address:
Chickasha, Grady County. Mrs. Stanley J. Yamski, Wife, Rt. 1, Chickasha. Born December 12, 1921. Enlisted September 16, 1942. Decoration : Order of the Purple Heart. Sailed for duty overseas May, 1943. Served as Paratrooper, Airborne Command. Wounded in Sicilian campaign (seven shrapnel wounds) 1943. Died January 30, 1944, in action in Italy.

OKLAHOMA WAR MEMORIAG-WORLD WAR I1
PART VIII*
Part I of "Oklahoma War Memorial-World War 11" was published in The Chronicles, XXI (December, 1943), No. 4. Subsequent lists of biographies of Oklahomans who have given their lives in the service of their country duiing World War I1 were published in Volume XXII (1944), and are appearing in Volume XXlII to continue in future numbers of this quarterly magazine. Some of the tabulated biographies appearing in The Chronides give fuller information because the records sent in by those interested are more complete. The names of all from Oklahoma who have died in the service of their country during World War I1 and the names and addresses of their nearest of kin are sought from every community in the state. Anyone having such information is requested to aend it to the Editorial Department, Oklahoma Historical Society, Historical Building, Oklahoma City 5. In compiling the casualty lists and data for the Oklahoma War MemorialWorld W r 1 , to be preserved in the permanent records of the Oklahoma Hisa 1 torical Society, the Editorial Department wishes to make acknowledgments to the following members and friends of the Historical Society: Adjutant General's Office, Major Qmrles D. Keller, Operations Officer, State of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City; C S. Harrah, Asaistant Adjutant, American Legion, Department of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City; Eighth Naval District, Branch Office of Public Relations, Lt. Robert A. Parks, U.S.N.R., Oklahoma City; 1st Lt. Louis A. Breault, Jr., Cavalry, Assistant to Public Relations Officer, Army Service Forces Headquarters, Eighth Service Command, Dallas 2, Texas; Pfc. John A. Reid, Oklahoma City; Dr. Fred S. Clinton, T h ; M h Ella Ketcham, Oklahoma City; Nora L Francis, Librarian, Carnegie . Library, Elk City; Mrs. L K. Meek, Ponca City.-Muriel H. Wright.

address: Walters, Cotton County. A. L Abbe, Father, Rt. 4, Wal. tern. Born May 24, 1923. Enlisted June 7, 1941. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Recommended for other posthumous awards after the war. Sailed for duty overseas January, 1942. Served i combat on Guadalcanal; stationed in New Zealand ; served n i wmbat, Battle of Tarawa where a bullet penetrated hia helmet n talting a lock of his hair; stationed in Hawaii; mimed in combat

RUFUS L ABBE, Private, Fir& C a s U. S Marine Corps. Home . ls, .

Battle of Saipan where he was wonnded. Died Jnne 30, 1944, of wounds, Saipan Island, Central Pacifia $AMMIE ADKINS, Private, First Clrrss, U. S. Amy. Home address : Salina, Mayes County. M s Mary E. Adkins, Mother, Salina. r. Born July 30, 1921. Enlisted November 24, 1942. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Awarded medal as expert Sharpshooter. Died June 6, 1944, in action in France. CHARLEY EDMOND BALL, Water Tender, Third Class, U. S. Naval Reserve. Home address: Pryor, Mayes County. Mrs. Mary Ball, Mother, 108 South Edith St., Pryor. Born May 9, 1909. Enlisted October, 1942. Died June 19, 1944, Saipan Island, Central Pacific. JAMES VINCENT BARR, Ensign, W. S. Naval Reserve. Home address: Tulsa, Tulsa County. L. H. Barr, Father, 415 West 11th St., Tulsa 5. Born December 23, 1917. Enlisted March 29, 1941. Served as instructor in Air Corps. Died June 15, 1942, line of duty, Naval Air Base, Corpus Christi, Texas. WILLIAM P, BARRIE, J R , Teehnician, Fourth Grade, U. S. Army. Home address: Enid, Garfield County. Mr. and Mrs. W. P. Barrie, Parents, 118 East Elm St., Enid. Born June 22, 1920. Enlisted January 2, 1941. Died February 21, 1944, near Carroceta, Italy. GEORGE P. BARRIER, Staff Sergeant, U. S. Army. Home address: Ralston, Pawnee County. M s Elvin s. Barrier, Mother, r. Fairfax, Oklahoma. Born October 12, 1916. Enlisted January 12, 1941. Decoration : Order of the Purple Heart (Arewe, New Britain). Served one year in Panama Canal Zone and sixteen months ia Southwest Pacific. Died June 1, 1944, at Sarmi, New Guinea, Southwest Pacific. JAMES E. BARRON, Staff Sergeant, U. S. Army. Home address: Lone Wolf, Kiowa County. Mr. and Mrs. Henry El. Barron, Parents, Lone Wolf. Born June 18, 1918. Enlisted April 23, 1941. Served as airplane mechanic. Died April 20, 1944, on board ship sunk by enemy action in Mediterranean Sea, North African area. JACK T. BIRKEL, Private, First Class, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Mrs. Bernice A. Birkel, Mother, 1220% N. W. 12th St., Oklahoma City. Born January 25, 1924. Enlisted October 14, 1942. Decorations: Order of the Purple Heart; Citation of Honor. Died Novelpber 27, 1943, on board ship sunk by enemy submarine, en rout. from North Africa to combat zone. JOE A. BLAIR, Technical Sergeant, U 8. Army. Home addram: . Castle, Okfuskee County. Mr. and Mrs. L.M, Blair, Parents, Castle. Born June 13, 1923. Else September, 1940. Decoration: Silver nitd

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Star for g d h t r y and devotion to duty, awarded poethnmonely. Died June 2, 1944, near Rome, Italy.

C W E S 0. BLAKEMORE, Second Lieutenant, U. 8. Amy Air Corps. Home address: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County. Mr. and Mm. T. C. Blakemore, Parents, 722 S. W. 4th St., Oklahoma City. Born November 14,1923. Enlisted October 23, 1942. Decoration :Air Medal for air missions from January 2 to April 8, 1944, awarded
posthumously. Graduated Alex High School ; attended Central State College, Edmond. Received wings and commission at Victoria, Texas, August 1943. I n service overseas from January, 1944, participating in r a i h on Admiralty Island, Hansa Bay, Kavieng, and Mandang, Wewak, and Hollandia in New Guinea. Died June 11, 1944, in airplane crash in last transition flight before becoming first pilot of his ship, New Guinea area. MAURICE BOWLING, Private, First Class, U. S. Marine Corps. Home address: Muldrow, Sequoyah County. M s Lillie M. Howard, r. Mother, Moffett, Oklahoma. Born March 10, 1923. Enlisted February 17,1942. Decorations : Order of the Purple Heart ;Presidential Unit Citation awarded Second Marine Division Reinforced for service in action against the enemy on Tarawa, Gilbert Islands. Participated in active combat against the Japanese on Solomon Islands January 4 to February 19, 1943; on Tarawa Atoll, Gilbert Islands November 20 to 28, 1943, and in the Marianas Islands June, 1944. Died June 15, 1944, in action Saipan Island, Marianas Islands, Central Pacific. BRICKEL, HERROLD N., Second Lieutenant, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address: Washington, McClain County. M s H. C. r. Brickel, Mother, Washington. Born August 31, 1921. Enlisted March 24, 1943. Senior in Engineering, University of Oklahoma, Norman ; member Pi Tau Sigma, honorary engineering fraternity, and captain in Reserve Officers Training Corps when ordered to duty. Received wings and commissioned liasion pilot at Pittsburg, K, Died May 3, 1944, in airplane crash Camp Gordon, &orgia. DAWSON DONNELL BROWN, Private, First Class, U. S. Marine r. Corps. Home address : Ada, Pontotoc County. M s Tena A. Brown, Mother, 410 Weat 9th St., Ada. Born A u p t 22, 1923. Enlisted February 12, 1943. Attended Ada High School. Awarded medal for marksmanship. Died June 5, 1944, of wounds received in combat Saipan Island and buried on Banika Island, R s e l Islands. usl

WALLACE N; BROWN, Corporal, U. S. Army A r Corps. Home i ad*: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County. Mrs. Lillie Flo~eflce
Brown, Mother, 2134 North Everest, Oklahoma City. Born June ', 4, 1921. Enlisted October 27 1942. Died June 12, 1944, Biak Island, New Guinea, Southwest P d i c .

AliBER'f B BBUNETTI, Privats, U. S. Army. Home addrese: . Wilbnrton, Latimer County. Bsdrew Brunetti, Father, R. 2, Wilt burton. Born March 8, 1925. E l s e July 18, 1943. Decoration: nitd Order of the Purple Heart. High school graduate. Died June 6, 1944, Biak Island, New Guinea, Southweat P c f c aii. HUGH F. BURNETT, Second Lieutenant, U. S. A r m y Air Corps. Home address: Seminole, Seminole County. Mrs. H. F. Burnett,
wife, 611 Jefferson, Seminole. Born May 11, 1915, Enlisted March, 1942. Decorations: Order of the Purple Heart; Air Medaf with Oak L a Cluster. Served as first pilot of a B-17. Died March 22, ef 1944, in line of duty over Gemany. GEORGE ALLEN CBLLIHAN, Technical Sergeant, U S. Army . A r Corps. Home address: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Mrs. i Mlrd B. Callihan, Wife, 1628 N.E. 13th St., Oklahoma City. Born ide December 21, 1920. Enlisted August 17, 1942. Decorations : Order of the Purple Heart; Bronze Star ; Air Medal with two Oak L a ef Clusters. Received wings from Gunnery School, Tyndall Field, Florida. Servmg as Radio Operator and Gunner on his 1 7 t h air 1 mission. Died January 1 , 1944, Oschersleben, Germany.

BILLY R. CALLISON, Private, First Class, U. S. Marine Corps. Home address: Sand Springs, Tulsa County. Mrs. Pearl Callison, Mother, 449 West Maple St., Exeter, California. Born February 23, 1924. Enlisted September 15, 1941. Decorations: Order af the Purple Heart; Presidential Unit Citation for service against the enemy in Guadalcanal. After Ouadalcanal, stationed in New bland, and thence to Tarawa where he was wounded in combat. DiedJune 15, 1944, in action Saipan Island, Marianas Island, Central Pacific. RAYMOND CANADA, Corporal, U. S. Army. Home address : Fairr. land, Ottawa County. M s Millie F. Canada, Mother, Rt. 1, Fairland. Born November 18, 1917. Enlisted February 6, 1941. Gtood Conduct ribbon, overseas ribbon, one star for major battle. Served as Gunner in tank, 45th Division. Served in North African, Sicilian, and Italian campaigns. Died May 16, 1944, east of Formia, Italy. ALLEN J. CANADY, Sergeant, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address: Kellyville, Creek County. Dow A. C a n d y , Father, Xellyville. Born July 18, 1923. Enlisted October 15, 1942. Died May 4, 1944, in England.
BOBBY CHARLES CANADY, Private, First Class, U. S. BMny Air Corps. Home address: T l a Tulsa County. Mrs. Eetella us, Meteger, Grandmother, 212 South Wheeling, Tulsa. Born Febraary 1,1924. Enlisted December 7, 1942. Awarded Good Conduct Medal, Died h h 19, 1944, Palms Springs, California. CLIFFORD CHRISTIAN, Private, U. 8. Army. Home addrees: Newkirk, Kay County. Mrs. Mattie Christian, Mother, 125 Sonth

Pine St., Newkirk. Born June 1 , 1925. Enlisted September 1 1 , 1943. Died July 3, 1944, in Hawaiian Islands. WILLIAM E. CLARK, Private, First Class, U. S. Army. Home addrees: Gtotebo, Kiowa County. Mra Hulda E. Clark, Mother, Rt. 1, Gotebo. Born October 27, 1917. Enlisted November 14, 1942. Decoration : Order of the Purple Heart. Taken as Jap prisoner of war at the fall of Manila. Died March 14, 1944, in Asiatic area. RAY R. CLEMENTS, Sergeant, U. S. Marine Corps. Home address: Waurika, Jefferson County. Mr. and Mrs. L. D. Clementa,
Parents, 3 South Victor Place, Tulsa, Oklahoma. Born November 18, 1920. Enlisted October 16, 1940. Died July 23, 1944, Guam Island, Central P a dic. JAMES T. COKER, Captain, U. S. Army. Home address: Durant, Bryan County. Mrs. James T. Coker, Wife, 623 North 14th Ave., h a n t . Born July 7, 1917. Enlisted September 16, 1940. Decorations : Silver Star ; Distinguished Service Cross ; Order of the Purple Heart. Member of Oklahoma National Guard, enlisted (1) June 24, 1934, (2) July 1, 1937, (3) July 2, 1940, mobilized for the regular service with the rank of sergeant. Served on duty overseas for two years, during which he was successively promoted to rank of captain for his devotion to duty and ability in combat. Died May 3, 1944, in action Aitape, New G i e , Southwest Pacific. una R E. COX, Technical Sergeant, U. S. Air Corps. Home address: Coalgate, Coal County. M s R. E. Cox, Mother, Coalgate. Born r. January 1, 1917. Enlisted October, 1942. Decorations: Order of the Purple Heart; Citation of Honor. Choctaw Indian descent. Died February 20, 1944, on bombing mission to Leipzig, Germany, European area. HASKELL L. CRESWELL, Corporal, U. S. Army. Home address: Elk City, Beckham County. M s Maude E. Creswell, Mother, E k r. l City. Born August 24, 1909. Enlisted June 27, 1942. Died June 10, 1944, Salinas, California. HOWARD C. CRYE, Lieutenant Colonel, U. S. Army. Home add m s : Hugo, Choctaw County. Mrs. Howard C. Crye, Wife, 1010 East Jefferson, Hugo. Born March 16, 1910. Enlisted September, 1937. Decorations : Order of the Purple Heart; Silver Star; Oak Leaf Cluster; two Citations for Wantry in Action. The second Citation stated : ''When the i dantry advance guard became pinned down by machine gun fire from an enemy pill box, Lieutenant Colonel Crye accompanied by two men and in the face of heavy fire, ahsrged the enemy position from a distance of 60 feet and destroyed the enemy guns with hand grenades. This enabled our troops to continue their progregs unimpeded. . ." Highly regarded by Regimental Headquartem; evem before attaining the rank of captain

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wae 8ummoned t participate in the ptanaing of attacks on the o enemy. Died June 9, 1944, in action wnth of h e , Italy. JIMMLE NEIL DARR, Sergeant, U. S. Amy. Home addrem: Freedom, W o s County. Mr. and Mrs. Wffrie Darr, Pmntq, od Freedom. Born October 22, 1922. Enlisted March 1, 1943. Decoration : Order of the Purple Heart. Awarded Infantry Combat Medal and aood Conduct M d l Attended Freedom High School. Sailed ea.
for duty overseas August, 1943. Served with the 36th Division. Wounded in action in Italy December 15, 1943; returned to duty February 29, 1944. Died 3une 4, 1944, in action in Italy.

Heart. Attended High School, Byleeworth, Oklahoma. Cammended

BERNIE DEAN, Private, U. S. Army. Home address: Taloga, Dewey County. Mrs. Maxine Dean, Wife, 1018 Coolidge St., Seminole, Oklahoma. Born June 13, 1915. Enlisted February 28, 1944. Died March 28, 1944, Sheppard Field, Wichita Fak, Texas. JOSEPH DEAN, Private, First Class, U. S. Army. Home addreas: Sulphur, Murray County. Mrs. Lucy Dean, Mother, Sulphur. Born December 10, 1921. Enlisted January 29, 1941. Died June 14, 1944, in France. EUGENE D. DECKER, Corporal, U. S. Army. Home address: Savanna, Pittsburg County. M s Opal Motley, Sister, Savanna. Born r. March 4, 1916. Enlisted March 25, 1940. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Served in the Cavalry. Sailed for duty overseas June, 1943. Died March 13, 1944, of wounds received in action on Admiralty Island, New Gninea, Southwest Pacific. . CLIFFORD L DENNING, First Lieutenant, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address : Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County. F. C. Denning, Father, 2209 N. W. 27th St., Oklahoma City. Born April 1 , 1921. 1 Enlisted May, 1942. Attended Classen High School, Oklahoma City, and Kemper Military Academy, Booneville, Missouri. Decorations: Air Medal; Oak Leaf Clusters. Received wings and commission h w e l l , New Mexico, July 31, 1943. Served seven months in E u m pean theatre as Bombardier. Died April 27, 1944, in action over English Channel. CAaRLES N. DOUGLASS, Staff Sergeant, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address: McAlester, Pittsbnrg County. Mra Dell M. Do* l a , W f ,412 North First St., McAlester. Born February 1 1915. ie , E l s e September 3, 1941. Decorations : Ar Medal ; two Oak Leaf nitd i Clusters. Awarded Good Conduct Medal. Sailed for duty overseas October 1943. Completed twenty-four bombing raids. Died April 27, 1944, in England. GARLWD SHELBY EDDINGTON, Seaman, f h ~ n d h , U. 8. C Navy. Home address: CamkIsn& Marsball County. lKr. and Mne. James S. Eddington, Parents, Cumberland. Born May 28, 1924. Enlisted September 20, 1943. Decoration: Order of the Purple

as g d h t seaman and Chrietisn. Died Juae 18, 1944, of wounds received in action Pacific area. LEE ELLIOTT, JR., Statf 8ergeant, U 8. Army Air Corps. Home . address: Haskell, Muskogee County. lKr. and h Lee Elliott, . Parents, Haskell. Born July 12, 1919. Enlisted Janery 4, 1943.
Decorations: Order of the Purple Heart; Citation of Honor. Attended public schools in Haakell. Served as Page in Oklahoma State Legislature, 1935-39. Died November 27, 1943, on board transport ship 'European watem. GUIDO LAMBERTO FAST, Corporal, U. S. Marine Corps. Home address: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County. M s Tessie Fast, Mor. ther, 2309 West Lawn, Oklahoma City. Born October 22, 1920. Enlisted January 2, 1940. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Attended Oklahoma City schools and the University of Oklahoma. Graduated in Aerial Photography Quantico, Virginia. Sailed for duty overseas June, 1942. Died November 14, 1942, of wounds received in action Henderson Field, Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands, South Pacific.

J, B. FAST, Second Lieutenant, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County. Mrs. Tessie Fast, Mother,
2309 West Lawn, Oklahoma City. Born March 9, 1925. Enlisted April, 1943. Attended Classen High School, Oklahoma City. Received wings and commission Victoria, Texas, January 7, 1944. Died March 30, 1944, on routine flight, airplane lost in storm, Bartow, Florida. CLAUDE R. FLETCHER, First Lieutenant, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home addreas: Norman, Cleveland County. Mrs. Hazel Moore Fletcher, Wife, 308 N. W. 22nd St., Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Born July 25, 1921. Enlisted March, 1941. Decorations: Air Medal; Oak Leaf Cluster. Attended the University of Oklahoma two years. Commissioned as Navigator February, 1943, and sailed for duty overseas in March, 1943. Died March 20, 1943, in action South Pacif ic. CHARLES E. FORD, Private, First Class, U. 8 Army Air Corps. . Home address: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County. Mrs. Ruth Ford, nitd Mother, Rt. 4, Oklahoma City. Born April 18, 1918. E l s e May 31, 1941. Died March 13, 1944, of injuries received in line of duty, &an Sevem, Italy. HARRY M. FORD, JR., Private, First Class, U. S. Marine Corps Reserve. Home address: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County. Mr. and M s H M. Ford, P r n s 3108 North Shartel, Oklahoma City. r. . aet, Born May 17, 1925. Enlisted June 30, 1943. Died July 21, 1944, in &on Guam, Marianas Idan& Central Pacifio. TROY Q. ETULLER, Private, First Class, U. S. Army. Home addraes: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County. k and Mrs. J. Q. Ful-

ler, Parents, 1110 South Harvey St., Oklahoma City. Born August 3, 1921. E l s e December 15, 1941. Attended Capitol Hill High nitd School, Oklahoma City. Served in Austmlia and New Guinea two years. Died June 28, 1944, of tgphns fever Aitape, New Guinea, Southwest Pacific.

STEPHEN L FULTON, Private, First Class, U. S. Army. Home . address: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County. Mrs. W. V. Melton, Mother, 509 Southeast 18th St., Oklahoma City. Born January 20, 1923. Enlisted January 5, 1940. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Died February 29, 1944, in line of duty Anzio Beach Head, Italy.
WILLIAM B. BAMBRILL, Sergeant, U. S. Army. Home address: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County. Mrs. Ed. L. Kloss, Sister, 720 N. W. 49th St., Oklahoma City. Born July 4, 1920. Enlisted January 9, 1942. Attended Classen High School, Oklahoma City. Served in Medical Corps. Died May 9, 1944, in action Metla, I a y tl. MERLE A. GARDNER, Private, First Class, U. S. Army. Home address: Wellston, Lincoln County. Mrs. George Gardner, Mother, 201 N. W. St., Stillwater, Oklahoma. Born July 31, 1914. Enlisted May 5, 1942. Died May 15, 1944, in action in Italy. MORRIS E. GERMANY, Sergeant, U. S. Army. Home ad-: Heavener, Le Flore County. Robert H. Germany, Uncle, Heavener. Born May 5, 1916. Enlisted January 14, 1941. Served with 45th Division. Died February 19, 1944, in action in Italy. THURMAN MAURICE GEORGE, Private, First Class, U. S. Army. Home address: Durant, Bryan County. Otto George, Father, Rt. 1 , Wylie, Texas. Born June 10, 1920. Enlisted October 4, 1942. Served as Paratrooper, Airborne Command. Died June 13, 1944, in action, Normandy, France. * JOSEPH N. BILLERT, Second Lieutenant, U. S. A m y Air Corps. Home address : Ponca City, Kay County. M s Elma Jane aillert, r. nitd Wife, 424 South Oak, Ponca City. Born December 7, 1923. E l s e December 9, 1942. Served aa Pilot. Died July 5, 1944, in airplane craah Strother Field, Winf ield, Kansas. HORACE L BRAY, Private, U. 8. Army . Home address: Bokchito, . Brpan County. Mr. and Mrs. J. 0. Gray, Parents, Bokchito. Born Jdy 18, 1922. Enlisted December 8, 1942. Decoration: Order of the Purple H a t Attended Bokchito public schools; member of er. Masonic Lodge. Died March 7, 1944, in England. i ROBERT A. GRAY, First Lieutenant, U. S. Army Ar Corps. Home address: Oklahoma City, OMRhoma County. Mr. and Mrs. A. L . Gmy, Pumts, 513 North Tinker Drive, Oklahoma City. Born July 27, 1916. Enlisted May, 1941. Dmratiom: O d e of the Ruph H&; & M & with two Oak h i Clusters Served . BombarI

dier on Flying Fortress. Died March 8, 1943, in action airplane crssh Englieh Channel. GERALD LA VERN GRETT, Staff Sergeant, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County. Mrs. Gerald Ls Vern Grett, Wife, 1106 North Klein, Oklahoma City.

Born December 29, 1919. Enlisted 1941. Decorations : Presidential
Citation; Distinguished Flying Cross; Air Medal; three Oak Leaf Clusters; Order of the Purple Heart awarded posthumously; Citation of Honor. Died August 16, 1943, in action returning from first raid against Ploesti oil refineries Rumania, Southeastern Europe. JOHN EDWARD QRIGSBY, Hospital Apprentice, First Class,

U. S. Naval Reserve. Home address : Miami, Ottawa County. E. E. 'Grigsby, Father, 113 G Southeast, Miami. Born June 27, 1925. Enlisted May 14, 1943. Wounded in action July 21, 1944. Died July 22, 1944, Guam, Marianas Islands, Central Pacific, and buried a t
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WARREN C. GRIMES, Private, First Class, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County. Oma Grimes, Father, 322 S. W. 31st St., Oklahoma City. Born July 30, 1923. Enlisted November 16, 1942. Served as Radio Operator, Ferrying SquadFon. Died March 27, 1944, in action airplane crash North African area. NORVAL GRISWOLD, Sergeant, U. S. Army. Home address: Laverne, Harper County. M s Eva Denton, Mother, Laverne. Born r. Ootober 14,1917. Enlisted January 2,1941. Served as Paratrooper, First Special Service Force, Airborne Command. Died June 8, 1944, Rome, Italy. GERALDINE ELIZABETH HAIJEY, Private, Women's Army Corps. Home address: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County. Mr. and M s Jim Robinson, Parents, 1607 Birch, Oklahoma City. Born May r. 24, 1919. Enlisted March, 1944. Graduated Capitol Hill, Senior High School, Oklahoma City. Member Agnew Avenue Baptist Church. Serving in Oklahoma City Recruiting Office. Died June 14, 1944, from injuries received in auto accident, Oklahoma City. DERL HALL, Private, First Class, U. S. Army. Home address: Blair, Jackson County. M s Esther Hall, Mother, Blair. Born r. Mareh 1, 1922. Enlisted November 7, 1942. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Died June 17, 1944, in action in F a c . rne EAR& HANES, Private, U. S. Army. Home address: Altna, Jackson County. Mrs. Dorothy M. Hanes, Wife, 217 Cypress, Altns. Born January 4, 1910. Enlisted February 3, 1943. Died June 13, 1944, xaglisno, Italy. PAUL B HARRISON, Fimt Lieutenant, U S. Army. Home ad. . drsee: Ponca City, Kay County. MIU W. B Gllotfelter, S i i r , 616 .

East Walnut, Ponea City. Bonn August 1, 1914. Enlist& X)eocunber, 1941. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. As Staff Sergeant acted as Battalion Construction Foreman, Moan Highway, Fort St. John, British Columb'i Canada. Entered Officers Training School, Fort Riley, Kansas, January* 1943, and commirrsioned Second Lieutenant, Mechanized Cavalry. Sailed for duty overseas December, 1943. Advanced to Lieutenant Commander of his company, Reconnaissance Tmps, 4th Cavalry. Died June 20, 1998, in
action in France. CARROL S. HENSON, Sergeant, U. S. Army. Home address: Washington, McClain County. W. E. Henson, Father, Washington, Born January 11, 1922. Enlisted September 16, 1940. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Member Baptist Church. Member Oklahoma National Guard, enlisted September 16, 1940. Died May 23, 1944, i action A d o , Italy. n CARL ABBOTT HERRNANN, Second Lieutenant, U. S. Army Air r. Corps. Home address: Sapulpa, Creek County. M s Carl Herr-, mann, Mother, 302 South Popular, Sapulpa. Born August 21, 1920. Enlisted September 16, 1942. Decorations: Order of the Purple Heart; Air Medal; Oak Leaf Cluster. Attended University of Oklahoma. Received wings and commission at Victorville, California, October, 1943. Served as Bombardier. Died May 7, 1944, in line of duty airplane crash, England. ANDY HILL, Private, U. S. Army, Home address: Holdenville, Hughes County. Mrs. Andy Hill, Wife, Holdenville. Born September 29, 1920. Enlisted September 7, 1942. Served with 45th Division. Died May 25, 1944, in action in Italy. JACK E. HILL, Lieutenant, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address: Seminole, Seminole County. Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. Hill, Parents, 602 North Second St., Seminole. Born February 7, 1921. Enlisted May, 1942. Decorations: Order of the Purple Heart; Air Medal; Oak Leaf Cluster. Served as Bombardier on B-17. Died December 31, 1943, Cognac, France. CHARLES A. HOMER, Sergeant, U. S. Army. Home addresa: Big Cabin, Craig County. Mr. and M s Charles C. Holzer, Parents, r. Rt. 1 Big Cabin. Born March 27, 1920. Enlisted January 16, 1942. , Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Died February 2 1944, , in Italy. CHARLES D. HUGHES,Technical Sergeant, U. S. A m y Air Corps. Home address: Oklahoma City, O W o m a County. Roy M. Hughes, Brother, 8 Northeast 39th S. Oklahoma City. Born December 12, t, 1917. E l s e March 6 1942. Graduated High School, Arcadia, nitd , Oklahoma; attended Central State College, Edmond. Sailed for duty overseas March, 1943. Served as Navigator, Chief Engineer on B-24. Died April 1, 1943, in action Latin-American area.

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TIMOTHY 0. HUBST,Right Officer, Navigator?U. S. Army Air C o w Home address: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County. Tim Hurst?Father, 2201 Northwed 15th St., Oklahoma CiQ. Born September 16, 1920. Enlisted September 7 1942. Graduated Classen ,
High School, Oklahoma City; attended University of Arkansas. Athlete-swimmer, Oklahoma City golfer, and member championship basket ball t a m Miami, Florida Died June 14, 1944, Flying Fortress crash near Fort Collins, Colorado. GCRANVILLE ANDREW JACKSON, Flight Sergeant, Royal Air Force, England. Home address: Tulsa, Tulsa County. M s Alr. hem Cole Jackson, Mother, 1345 South Lewis, T l a 4. Born June us 22, 1917. Enlisted August 10, 1940. Graduated Calgary, Canada, Royal Canadian Air Force, 1941. Member of Eagle Squadron. Died February 16, 1942, in action Mediterranean Sea. J. B. JACKSON, Corporal, U. S. Army. Home address: Pauls Valley, Garvin County. Mr. and M s John R Jackson, Parents, r. 620 North Ash, Pauls Valley. Born A u p t 26, 1916. Enlisted September 21, 1940. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart awarded posthumously. Served with the 45th Division. Died April 1, 1944, in action h i o Beachhead, Italy. GUS E. JAY, Technical Sergeant, U. S. Marine Corps. Home address :Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County. M s GFus E. Jay, Wife, r. 1843 Gatewood, Oklahoma City. Born January 19, 1912. Enlisted J u l y 9, 1940. Decorations : Order of the Purple Heart ; Presidential Unit Citation for action on Tarawa, Central Pacific. Served in European-African-Middle Eastern area during Icelandic campaign (before December 7, 1941), and on Guadalcanal. Died June 17, 1944, in action on Saipan Island, Marianas Islands, Central Pacific. OSCAR F. JONES,Private, U. S. Army. Home address: Wynnewood, Garvin County. Mrs. Libbie A. Jones, Mother, Rt. 3, W p m wood. Born January 9, 1922. Enlisted November 28, 1942. Died March 3, 1944, i Italy. n THOMAS EDWARD JOHNSON, Staff Sergeant, U. S. Army A r i Corps. Home address : Clinton, Custer County. M s Agnes Roesch, r. Mather, Rt. 1, Clinton. Born June 14, 1917. Enlisted March 27, 1941. Decorations: Order of the Purple Heart; Air Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster; Distinguished Flying Cross; Citation from the President. Served as Bombardier. Died December 20, 1943, London, England. CECIL J. KENNEDY, Private, U. S. Army. Home addres9: Snyder, mows county. Mrs. ceca J. ]ECemedy, wife, 105 8011th Avenue D, Olney, Texsa. Born August 17, 1909. Enlisted March 25, 1943. Decoration: Order of the Purple H a t Previotdy had six years er. d c e i the Army. Died M d 2, 1944, in Italy. n

WENDELL C. KERJBO, Private*First Class, U S. Army Air Corps. . Home address: huld, (Rt. 2) Greer County. Jess M, K e r b , Father, Rt. 2, GCould. Born November 9, 1920. E l s e Jaly, 1942. Decornitd ation: Order of the Purple Heart. Died April 20, 1944, on board transport sunk in Mediterranean Sea. FRANK M. KING, JR., Captain (Physician) , U. S. Army. Home address: Ramona, Washington County. Mrs. Frank M. King, Jr., Wife, 312 East Eleventh St., Stillwater, Oklahoma. Born September 23, 1911. Enlisted June, 1937 (active duty August, 1942). Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart awarded posthumously. Graduated St. Louis University Medical School, 1937. Director State Health Department unit, Woodward, Oklahoma, prior to active duty in service. Served during Tunisian campaign, North Africa. Died January 10, 1944, in Italy. CARL A. KOCH, Second Lieutenant, Field Artillery, U. S. Army. Home address: Guthrie, Logan County. Mrs. C. A. Koch, Wife, 923 East Warner, Guthrie. Born August 2, 1916. Enlisted December 1942. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Graduated Oklahoma A. & M. College (Chemical Engineering), Stillwater, Oklahoma. Served four years in the Navy prior to voluntary enlistment in the Army. Completed Officers' Training course in April, 1943. Died May 21, 1944, in action Santa Oliva, Italy. FRED HESS LEACH, Second Lieutenant, U- S. Army. Home address: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County. Mrs. Fred W. Leach, Mother, 212 Southwest 24th St., Oklahoma City. Born December 9, 1911. Enlisted February 5, 1941. Decoration : Order of the Purple Heart. Graduated Capitol Hill junior and senior high schools, Oklahoma City; attended Oklahoma City University and Phillips University, Enid, Oklahoma Commissioned in Engineering Corps, Camp Fort Belvoir, Virginia; attached to Air Squadron trained a t Mobile, Alabama. Sailed for duty overseas October, 1943. Died November 27, 1943, in line of duty Mediterranean Sea en route to North African area. JOHN P. LINKER, Private, U. S. Army. Home address : Centre homa, Coal County. Mrs. Clennie Mae Linker, Mother, Centrahoma. Born December 22, 1918. Enlisted December 14, 1940. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Served with the Medical Battalion, 45th Division. Died April 14, 1944, Salerno, Italy. ROY A. LINTHICUM, Sergeant, U. 8. Army. Home address: Hartshorne, Pittsbnrg County. Mr. and Mrs. R & L i n t h i m , Parents, . Hartshorne. Born January 1 , 1912, Ealisted September, 1940. 1 18, 1944, Decoration: Order of the Purple H a t .Died Feber, North Afriean area. JOBfN ODE= IJNTON, hrgeant, U 8. Anny. Home addrem: . Coslgate, Coal County. Mm. John 0. libton, Wife, R . 1 t ,

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the 45th Divieion. Taken Prisoner December 30, 1943. Died ary 20, 1944, i German prison camp. n

Barn November 19, 1914. E l s e February 18, 1941. Served with nitd JanaU. S. Navy. Home addreas: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County. Mrs. Melvin L Locklear, Wife, Rt. 5, Oklahoma City. Born July 3, . 1913. Enlisted July 16, 1929. Served four years in China; six months in the S o u t h Pacific, and in the Atlantic theatre of war. In combat in seven major battles. Died April 28, 1944, in action Engls Channel. ih BILL LORENB, Storekeeper, Second Class, U. S. Naval Reserve. Home address: Skiatook, Tulm County. M s Delilah Lorenz, Wife, r. 416 East Main, Skiatook. Born September 25, 1914. Enlisted September, 1943. Expert Rifleman. Died May 12, 1944, Pearl Harbor, T e r r i t o r y of Hawaii.

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JOHN EARL EDWARD LOVETT, Private, U. S. Army. Home a d d r e s s : Boynton, Muskogee County. James B. Lovett, Father, Council Hill, Oklahoma. Born October 1 , 1910. Enlisted Septem1 ber 2, 1944. Served w t Engineer Corps. Died March 27, 1944, ih in action Los Negros Island, Southwest Pacific.

BENJAMIN F. BEARBURY, Sergeant, U. S. Army. Home address : Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County. M s Wylma L Marbury, Wife, r. .
2406 South Central Ave., Oklahoma City. Born April 25, 1921. Enlisted December 5, 1939. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Died April 20, 1944, on board transport ship sunk in Mediterranean

Sea. WILBORN MARLETT, Private, U. S. Army. Home address: Mount i View, Kiowa County. M s Hattie W.Marlett, Mother, Moman r. bin View. B o r n March 3, 1924. Enlisted June 9, 1943. Decoration : O r d e r of the Purple Heart. Died March 9, 1944, in action Anzio Beachhead, Italy. WILLIAM C. MATHIA, Private, First Class, U. S. Army. Home address: Turkey Ford, Delaware County. Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Mathia, Parents, Turkey Ford. Born December 28, 1924. Enlisted A p r i l 2, 1943. Attended Oklahoma A. & M. Col-, Stillwater. Died March 9, 1944, in action Bougainville Island, Solomon Islands, Southwest Pacific. FLOYD H. MATTOX, Technician, Fifth Grade, U. S. Army. Home address : Nonnan, Cleveland County. Mrs. Vina Mattox, Mother, R . 3, Norman. Born December 28, 1918. Enlisted May 18, 1942, t Decoration: Order of the Purple Hat Sewed with Engineer er. Corps, Died March 18, 1944, Am40 Beachhead, Italy. RBAFORD CHARXJES MeCRAW, First Lieutenant, U. S. -Army & Corps. Home address: Norman, Cleveland County. M s R r.

H. McOraw, Mother, 227 West Gray, Norman. Born June 6, 1915. Enlisted Spring 1942. Dmrati0118 : Distinguished Flying Cross; Oak Led Clustem Graduated Capitol Hill High School, Oklahoma City; attended University of Oklahoma, Norman. Received wings as Pilot, Marana Basic Flying School, Tucson, Arizona; completed advaneed training at h e r g a r d o , New Mexico. Left the States December 3, 1943, flying a Liberator-Bomber. Returning from his last
mission over Germany, all four of his motors went dead; he kept the plane up until all his crew had jumped. All members of the crew were saved except McCraw, as Pilot. Died March 17, 1944, in action over Yugoslavia and given a military funeral by his crew and friendly partisans. EARL C. McBINNIS, Staff Sergeant, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home l r. address: E k City, Beckham County. M s Dona McGinnis, Mother, 220 West 7th St., Elk City. Born December 8, 1921. Enlisted May 12, 1941. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Died April 22, 1944, in action over France. JOHN L. McINTPRE, Second Lieutenant, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address: Sand Springs, Tulsa County. M s W. S. McIntyre, r. Mother, 110 Roosevelt St., Sand Springs. Born June 25, 1921. Enlisted November 7, 1942. Decorations: Order of the Purple Heart ; Air Medal; Oak Leaf Cluster. Served as Navigator. Died December 16, 1943, in Holland. PEARL McLAIN, Private, U. S. Army. Home address: Ramona, Washington County. Mrs. Ella McLain, Mother, Ramona. Born July 2, 1922. Enlisted November 16, 1942. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Died August 8, 1943, of wounds received in combat, in Italy. PAUL E. MERRIMAN, Sergeant, U. S. Army. Home address: Lenapah, Nowata County. Mr. and Mrs. Fred Merriman, Parents, Lenapah. Born May 25, 1918. Enlisted January 7, 1941. Decorations: (1) Order of the Purple Heart for wounds received November 7, 1943, in Italy; (2) Order of the Purple Heart awarded posthumously. Graduated Lenapah High School. Outstanding athlete. Died February 21, 1944, in action Anzio Beachhead, Italy. HARTWELL C. METCALF, Sergeant, U. S. Army. Home address: Cartersville, Haskell County. Reatha Metcalf, Sister, CarteravUe. Born March 31, 1919. Enlisted August 10, 1941. Died January 30, 1944, in action in Italy. WILLIAM B. MILLER, Fimt Lieutenant, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address: Gamin, McCurtain County. Lucretia Miller, Sister, Rt. 1, Ckrvin. Born January 28, 1920. Enlisted July 14, 1941. Decoration: Silver S a . Graduated High School, Idabel, Oldahotr 1938. Attended Oklahoma A. & M. College, Stillwater, three years. Died April 30, 1943, in action North African area over enemy territory*

JOHN R MOORE, Sergeant, U 8. Army A r Corps. Home a d h : . . i Drumright, Creek County. Mns. Pauline Moore, Wife, Dmmright. Born November 3, 1909. Enlisted October 28, 1942. Decoration: Citation of Honor received posthumonsly. Served as A r Crew Chief. i Specially eomrnended by his superior officers and won merited honors for his high qualifications in maieting officers and enlisted men to acquire the precision training necessary to fit them for d u t ~ overseas. Died May 27, 1944, in line of duty airplane accident north of Brocker, Texas. WILLIAM FOREST ("BILL") MORGtAN, Staff Sergeant, Field Millery, U. S. Army. Home address : Tuba, Tulsa County. Mr. and M s W. F. Morgan, Parents, 3655 South Lawton, West Tulsa 7, r. Rt. 5. Born October 5, 1923. Enlisted September 16, 1940. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Member of Oklahoma National Guard, enlisted May 1 , 1939. Served with the 45th Division. Died 1 April 1, 1944, of wounds received in action North African area. CLEO PHILLIP MORRIS, Aviation Cadet, U. S. Navy. Home address: Elgin, Comanche County. Mrs. Vetta Morris, Mother, Elgin. Born November 25, 1920. Enlisted October 22, 1942. Graduated
Elgin High School and Cameron State Agricultural College, Lawton. Died January 6, 1944, from pneumonia Naval Hospital, Norman, Oklahoma. CARL H. NEIGHBORS, Staff Sergeant, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address : Shawnee, Pottawatomie County. Mrs. Pauline Neighbors, Wife, 117% West 8th St., Oklahoma City. Born September 29, 1920. Enlisted October 23, 1942. Died February 24, 1944, in action over Germany. GEORGE F. NOBLE, Second Lieutenant, U, S. Army Air Corps. Home address: Enid, Garfield County, Mr, and M s C. L. Noble, r. Parents, University Station, Enid. Born August 25, 1919. Enlisted January 6, 1942. Decorations: Order of the Purple Heart; Air Medal ; Unit Citation Distinguished Service. Served as Pilot i African and Sicilian campaigns. Died July 31, 1943, Cesaro, n Sicily. ROBERT C. NOYES, Second Lieutenant, U, S. Army Aim Corps. Home address: Shidler, Osage County. H, E. Noyes, Father, Shidler. Born October 29, 1923. Enlisted December 7, 1942. Attended University of Oklahoma, School of Engineering, Norman. Expert sharpshooter. Served as Pilot. Died May 31, 1944, in airplane crash combat training flight Santa Maria, California, PERCY W. OCHS, Staff Sergeant, U S. Army Air Corps. Home . addreas: Shawnee, Pottawatomie County. Mrs. Doris Ann Oche, Wife, 810 North Kickapoo, Shawnee. Born Apgast 22, 1914. Enlisted April 13, 1942. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart awarded posthumonsly. Served as Aerial Engineer; Tail Gtl~ll~er

on B-25, Died March 14, 1944, I s h d of Corsica, North Afriean
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lldElZL DIXON ORCUTT, Staff Sergeant, U 8. Army Air Corgs, . iHome address : Sumner, Noble County. Bfm. Stewart Beasley, S s ter, 725 Ivanhoe, Perry, Oklahoma. Born September 22, 1923. Enlisted January 4, 1943. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart awarded posthumously. Member of Christian Church, Swnner. Served as Top-turret Gunner. Died May 12, 1944, in action English Channel. LEE J. OWENS, Private, U. $. Army. Home address: Wheatland, Oklahoma County. Mrs. Elva Jean Owens, Wife, Wheatland. Born January 22, 1912. Enlisted December 8, 1942. Decorations: Order of the Purple Heart; Citation of Honor. Died May 3, 1944, in Italy. EARL F. PAINTER, Corporal, U. S. Army. Home address: Shady . Point, Le Flore County. Mr. and Mrs. Horace L Painter, Parents, Shady Point. Born August 15, 1919. Enlisted September, 1942. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Died May 14, 1944, in Italy. HARRY A. PATTERSON, First Lieutenant, U. 5. Army Air Corps. Home address: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County. M s Myrtle M. r. Patterson, Mother, 721 N. W. 22nd St., Oklahoma City. Born January 17, 1919. Enlisted March, 1942. Decorations: Citation of Honor; Air Medal; two Oak Leaf Clusters; Order of the Purple Heart. Served as Pilot, group leader, on sixteenth mission. Died February 24, 1944, in action on raid over Germany. HERMAN H. PAYNE, Sergeant, U. S. Army. Home address : Stidham, McIntosh County. James M. Payne, Father, Stidham. Born February 8, 1920. Enlisted November, 1938. Died May 24, 1944, in action in Italy. HORACE M. PEAY, Second Lieutenant, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address: Ada, Pontotoc County. Mm. Margaret E. Peay, Mother, 613 West 12th St., Ada. Born September 4, 1917. Enlisted December, 1941. Decorations: Air Medal; Order of the Purple Heart. Served as Co-Pilot on Flying Fortress. Died February 6, 1944, in action over France. J O H N A. PEBECK, Private, U. S. h y Bir Corps. Home addrese: Sapulpa, Creek County. M s Blanche M. Pebeck, Wife, 624 South r. Elm St., Sapulpa. Born February 25, 1912. Enlisted Augnsf 26, 1941. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Served with Photo Reconnaissance Squadroh. Died April 20, 1944, North African area. WILLIAM A. PERRAM, Corporal, U. 8. Army Air Corps. Home address : Tnlscr, T l a Coanty. Mr. and Mrs. A. K. Perram, Parents, us 1619 East Third St., T l a Born December 13, 1920. E l s e us. nitd September 3, 1943. Served as Aerial Engineer in the Air Tram port Commmd, flying over "The Hump" (Himslsya Mountains)

carrying mpplis t China. Once the B-24plane was blown off its o
course, forcing the crew of' five to bail out. Landing in Tibet, they were the first white men to see Chinese city of Tsetang. Supplied with guides and Tibetan horses, they made the sixty day trip in thirty days back to base in India. Died March 26, 1944, airplane craah into mountainside during special mission, east of Chengkung, China. EAR& C. PERRY, JR., Captain, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address: Hominy, Osage County. Earl C. Perry, Sr., Father, Rt. 9, Dallas, Texas. Born July 3, 1915. E l s e January, 1942. Gradnitd uated Hominy High School. Chickasaw Indian descent. Before enlistment flew for Braniff Airways as Co-Pilot from Dallas to Chicago. After serving in Ferrying Command, finished training in Four Motor School, Albuquerque, New Mexico. Commissioned as First Lieutenant. Advanced to rank of Captain of Air Corps October, 1942. Served in Ferrying Command in Africa and in Burma Road area; in Transportation Corps as Flying Personnel in IndiaChina wing. Died January 2, 1944, in line of duty, crash of passenger plane out of Sookerating, Asiatic area. i CLAUDE A. PERSON, Staff Sergeant, U. S. Army A r Corps. Home address: Hastings, Jefferson County. R. P. Person, Father, Hastings. Born September 26, 1921. Enlisted September 2, 1942. Decorations: Air Medal ; Oak Leaf Cluster; Order of the Purple Heart; Silver Star. Served as Liaison Pilot. Wounded in action May 29, 1944. Died May 31, 1944, in Italy. EUGENE PETERS, Private, First Class, U. S. Army. Home address: Pawnee, Pawnee County. M s Minnie Peters, Mother, Pawr. nee Indian School, Pawnee. Born May 9, 1919. Enlisted September 16, 1940. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Died May 23, 1944, in action Sarmi, New Guinea, Southwest Pacific. DON M. PETERSON, Flight Officer, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address : Mnskogee, Muskogee County. Leonard A. Peterson, Father, 717 South 29th St., Muskogee. Born July 23, 1923. Enlisted January, 1943. Died July 7, 1944, in airplane crash Bmning, Nebraska. EMMETT C. PIERSON, Private, First Class, U. S. h y Mrs. Eva Mickelberry, Foster Mother, 1143 North Cincinnati, Tulsa Born October 16, 1922. Enlisted March 2, 1942. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Awarded Gunnery and Sharpshooter medale. Member Hagler Memorial Methodist Church, Tulsa ; member of Veterans of Foreign Wars. Graduated Central High School, T l a us, 1941; pitcher on school baseball 'team. Employee of The T h Tribuw. Served as Scout in Marine Intelligence group; in cambat through Battle of Tarawa, suffering slight injuries. Wounded June 30, 1944, Battle of Saipan. Died June 30, 1944, Saipan Island, Marianas I&mds, Central Pacific. CHARLIE PONDS, S t e d ' a Mate, Firat Class, U S. Naval &e. 8 lv 6r a Home a * d: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County. Mra

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HERRELL K. POWELL,First Lieutenant, U. 5 Amy. Home ad. dress: T l a T l a County. M s Elsie B. Powell, Wife, 2401 u s , us r. North 73d East Ave., Tulsa. Born March 5, 1913. Enlisted July 6, 1942. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Attended Oklahoma A. & M. College, Stillwater. bistant Director in charge of purchasing and construction, Spartan School of Aeronautics, T l a us. Served as Amphibian Quartermaster. Died April 28, 1944, European area. THOMAS E. PRICE, Staff Sergeant, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address: Tulsa, Tulsa County. Mr. and M s Earnest Price, Parenta, r. 1016 South Florence, Tulsa. Born August 2, 1921. Enlisted August 24, 1942. Decorations : Order of the Purple Heart; Air Medal; Oak Leaf Clusters. Wounded in action November 29, 1943, Served as Waist Gunner on B-17, more than fifteen missions. Died January 29, 1944, in action over Germany. NATHAN M. PRITCHARD, Private, First Class, U. S. Marine Corps. Home address: Mountain View, Kiowa County. Mrs. M, A. Pritchard, Mother, Rt. 1, Mountain View. Born May 5, 1923. Enlisted September, 1943. Member of Catholic Church. Sailed for duty overseas January 26, 1944. I n combat, Saipan Island, beginning June 15, 1944. Died June 22, 1944, in action Saipan Island, Marianas Islands, Central Pacific. BEN DAVID QUINTON, Private, First Class,, U. S. Army. Home address : Stilwell, Adair County. Mrs. Mary Quinton, Mother, Stilwell. Born July 30, 1922. Enlisted November 16, 1942. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Cherokee Indian descent. Attended Dwight Indian Training School, Rt. 2, Vian, Oklahoma. Died February 9, 1943, in action in Italy. DAVID M. RANDLE, Staff Sergeant, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Mr. and 3Mrs. R. M. Randle, Parents, 2625 Cashion Place, Oklahoma City 7. Born Blay 10, 1923. Enlisted December 15, 1942. Decorations: Order of the Purple Heart ; Citation of Honor. Graduated Classen High School, Oklahoma City, 1941, and from Coyne Electrical School, Chicago, 1942. Sailed for duty overseas September 25, 1943. Served 88 Turret Gunner on Flying Fortress B-17. Died November 5, 1943, in action Engliah ChanneL S A M L. RATLIFF, Corporal, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address: Park Hill, Cherokee County. Mrs. Mattie Ratliff, Mother, Park Hill. Born May 12, 1922. Enlisted November 4, 1942. Died April 20, 1944, on board American transport ship a d by enemy action ,Mediterranean Sea,

LAWRENCE L REXROAT, S a fSergeant, U 8. Army Air Corps, . tf . Home ad: Aline, Alfalfa County. M s IsabeU Remoat, Mother, r. Aline. Born June 6, 1920. Ealiated November 1, 1940. Deeorations: Order of the Purple H a t Citation of Honor. Served a8 er; Turret Gunner. Died May 21, 1943, in action near Rabaul, New Britain Island, Southwest Pacific. IVAN L RICHARDSON, Chief Petty Officer, Construction Bat. talion, U. 8. Navy. Home address: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County. Mra. Essie D. Richardson, Wife, 2249 N. W. 22nd St., Oklahoma City. Born October 30, 1909. Enlisted November 13, 1942. Prior to enlistment was with State Highway Department as improvement engineer ; civil engineer ten months in Panama Canal Zone. Sailed for duty overseas March 1944. Died May 30, 1944, New Guinea, Southwest Pacific. HAROLD L. RIDDLE, Corporal, U. S. Marine Air Corps. Home r. address : Ft. Gibson, Muskogee County. M s Maggie Riddle, Mother, 318 Felix Ave., Muskogee. Born April 21, 1925. Enlisted July 16, 1942. Decoration: Air Medal. Sewed as Radio Gunner. Died March 3, 1944, Santa Ana, California. CARL J. RINGER, Private, First Class, U. S. Marine Corps Reeerve. Home address: Shawnee, Pottawatomie County. Mr. and M s W. H. Ringer, Parents, Rt. 5, Shawnee. Born October 10, r. 1922. Enlisted December 10, 1942. Decorations: Order of the Purple Heart; Bronze Star Medal. Died January 15, 1944, in action Cape Qloucester, New Britain, Southwest Pacific. SAMUEL W. RITTER, Staff Sergeant, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address : Albion, Pushmataha County. Harry L. Ritter, Father, Albion. Born July 2, 1920. Enlisted September 16, 1942. Died January 1 , Southern Greece. 1 JAMES W. RODGERS, JR., Btaff Sergeant, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address: Holdenville, Hughes County. Mr. and Mrs. James W. Itodgers, Parents, Holdenville. Born September 30, 1917. Enlisted January 27, 1943. Decoration: Order of the P q l e Heart. Served as Radioman. Plane shot down in action over Anstria May 24, 1944. Died May 24, 1944, in hospital in Austria. EARL SAULSBURY, JR., Private, First Class, U. S. Army. Home a d h : Wilburton, Latimer County. Mr. and M s Earl Sanlsbnry, r. Parents, Wilburton. Born October 12, 1924. Enlisted Augnet 5, 1945. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Awarded medal for expert marksmanship. Died March 30, 1944, in action Am50 Beachhead, I a y tl. ALBERT C, SCHAEFFLER, Staff & U 8. h y Ah . Co Home addrem: Woodward, Woodward C o w . Mrs. Fred &haetfler, Mother, Rt. 4, Woodward. Born February 17,1921. En90,1942. Decorations: Order of the Purple Hsut; Citrtion of Honor. Died January 11, 1944, in d o n overe -

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as Fighter Pilot in Naval Air Reserve. Died April 10, 1943, in line of duty, airplane accident, Manteo, North Carolina. NYAL M SELBY, Corporal, U. S. Marine Corps. Home address: . Skiatmk, Osage County. Mr. and Mrs, Oscar Selby, Parents, Rt. 4, Springdale, Arkansas. Born December 27, 1919. Enlisted January 31, 1940. Died May 6, 1942, Manila area, Philippine Islands. JACK L SHEATS, Technical Sergeant, U. S. Army Air Corps. . Home address : Claremore, Rogers County. M s Nick Sheats, Mother, r. Rt. 1, Claremore. Born May 26, 1921. Enlisted September 21, 1942. Decorations : Order of the Purple Heart ; Citation of Honor. Died March 23, 1944, New Guinea, Southwest Pacific. ROY L SHEPPARD, Private, First Class, U. S. Marine Corps. . Home address: Wetumka, Hughes County. R. D. Sheppard, Father, id Wetwnka. Born May 25, 1923. Enlisted January 1942. D e November 20, 1943, Tarawa, Gilbert Islands, South Central Pacific. . LLOYD L SLOAN, First Lieutenant, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address: Tulsa, Tulsa County. Mr. and Mrs. R. F. Sloan, Parents, 618 North Cheyenne, Tulsa 6. Born April 15, 1915. Enlisted February, 1942. Attended Spartan School of Aeronautics, T l a us. Trained at Santa Ana, Ontario, and Lancaster, California; commissioned at Douglas, Arizona. Died March 4, 1944, i n action over Ramsbury, England. GEORGE C. SMITH, Quarter Master, Second Class, U. S. Navy. Home address : Tulsa, Tulsa County. Mrs. George C. Smith, Wife, 18% West Third St., Tulsa, Born September 3, 1900. Enlisted June 20, 1942. Died April 22, 1944, Long Beach, California. WILLIABf F. SMOOTS, Captain, U. 5. Army Air Corps. Home address : Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County. M s Oneta Smoota, Wife, r. 1421 N. W. 38th St., Oklahoma City 6. Born May 9, 1899. Enlisted August, 1942. Decoration : Order of the Purple Heart awarded posthumously. Graduated Darlington School for Boys, Rome, Georgia, 1915. Attended Georgia School of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia. Beginning 1917, employed in Oklahoma petroleum companies ; 1927-35, Division Manager of Land Department, Phillips Petroleum Company; 1939-42, Manager Land Department, HarperTurner Oil Company, Oklahoma City. Attended Officers' Training School, Miami Beach, Florida ; ~~mmissioned Captain. Stationed Brooks Field, Kelly Field, Love Field, Texas, December, 1942 to June, 1943. Sailed for ovenreas June, 1943. Died June 12, 1944, in action B i d Island, New Guinea, Southwest Pacific. DON 2 SOUTHWORTH, Private, U. 8. Army. Home addrees: . Madill, Manshall County. Mnr, Pearl S. 8outhworth, Mother, Madill. Born June 29, 1924. Enlisted April 2, 1948. D4eoration: Order

W I L L U E.SCHLUETEK Enaign, U S Navy. Home add-: . . T h , Tulsa County. W. A. Schlueter, Father, 1252 East 25th S. t, Tnlsa, Born June 20, 1917. Enlisted January 17, 1942. Served

of the Purple Hat Died April 20, 1944, an board American er. transport Bbip sunk by enemy action Mediterranean Sea. A. C. STEVENS, Private, Firet Clase, U. 8. Army. Home addreas: McAleeter, Pittsburg County. Bryant Stevens, Father, Rt, 1, MeAlester. Born November 23, 1 m Enlisted September 29, 1942. 9. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Died February 28, 1944, in action in Italy. LEWIS A. STRANGE, Corporal, U, S. Army. Home address: Elgin, Comanche County. Mrs. Jeffie M. Strange, Wife, Elgin. Born February 25, 1917. E l s e February, 1941. Decoration: nitd Order of the Purple Heart. In Civil Service Fort Sill, Oklahoma, prior to enlistment. Served in Ranger Battalion. Died November 4, 1943, in action in Italy. RAY ALVIN STROUT, Private, U. S. Army. Home address: Sand r. Springs, Tulsa County. M s A d e y Lee Strout, Mother, 407 Washington St., Sand Springs. Born March 8, 1908. Enlisted September 25, 1942. Served in Medical Corps. Died July 15, 1943, hoapita1 Santa Barbara, California. LEO A. TATE, Private, First Class, U. S. Marine Corps. Home address: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County. Mrs. Bertha L. Tate, Mother, Central, Arizona. Born April 3, 1923. Enlisted May 17, 1943. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart; Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal. Died July 1, 1944, in action Saipan Island, Marianas Islands, Central Pacific. CLEO TAYLOR, Corporal, Field Artillery, U. S. Army. Home address: Sallisaw, Sequoyah County. Mrs. Mellie Taylor, Mother, Rt. 2, Sallisaw. Born October 11, 1916. Enlisted March, 1939. Decoration: Order of 'the Purple Heart. Served overseas fourteen months. Died March 26, 1944, in action Anzio, Italy. MARTIN J. THOMAS, First Lieutenant, U. S. Army. Home address: Stillwater, Payne County. Mrs. Emma L. Leach, Mother, 138 North West St., Stillwater. Born February 16, 1917. Enlisted January 1, 1942. Graduated Stillwater High School; attended Oklahoma A. & M. College, Stillwater. Member school bands. Valedictorian of his class June, 1942, Army Air Base, Albuquerque, New Mexico, when he won his wings and second lieutenant's commission aa Bombardier. Promoted to First Lieutenant and sailed for duty overseas February, 1943. Died April 24, 1944, in action over Switzerland. ARVIL E. TEEM, Captain, Corps of Chaplains, U. S. Army. Home address : Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Comty. M s Arvil E. Teem, r. Wife, 1705 N. W. 39th S. Oklahoma City. Born October 9, 1902. t, Enlisted January 17, 1942. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. With Tank Destroyer Battalion. Former Pastor of Kelham and af LBwrence avenue Baptist churches, Oklahoma City. Died February 12, 1944, in action in Italy.

JACK THORNE, Sergeant, U S. Army A r Corpa. Home a d k : . i Muskogee, Muskogee County. Mrs. Maude E. Thorne, Mother, 724 Calahan St., Muskogee. Born November 9, 1917. Enlisted April 8, 1942. Decorations: Order of the Purple Heart; Citation of Honor. Radio Technician. Served in North African campaign. Died March 16, 1944, in action Sardinia FRANK A. TUCKER,, Sergeant, U. S. Marine Corps. Home address: Hugo, Choctaw County. Mrs. F. A. Tucker, Wife, 608 East Kirk St., Hugo. Born January 13, 1914. Enlisted January 2, 1942. Decoration: Navy Cross. Died June 16, 1944, in action Saipm Island, Marianas Islands, Central Pacific. TURNER B. TURNBULL, First Lieutenant, U. S. Army. Home address : Durant, Bryan County. Mrs. Margaret McBee, Aunt, Durant. Born October 30, 1921. Enlisted September 16, 1940. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Graduated High School, Boulder Colorado ;attended Bacone College, Muskogee, Oklahoma. Member Oklahoma National Guard, enlisted September 18, 1939. Commissioned Second Lieutenant Officers' Training School, Fort Benning, Georgia. Served as Paratrooper, Airborne Command, in African, Sicilian, and Italian campaigns. Commissioned First Lieutenant in Italy. Hogpitalized four months in England . Died June 7, 1944, in action Normandy Beachhead, France. DIXON E. WALKER, First Lieutenant, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home. address : Tulsa, Tulsa County. R. E. Walker, Father, 1552 North St. Louis Ave., Tulsa. Born September 13, 1921. Enlisted June 15, 1938. Graduated Central High School, Tulsa, 1937. Stationed Harlingen, Texas. Died February 29, 1944, in airplane crash off Madagorda Penninsula, Texas. CHARLES R. WALLACE, Staff Sergeant, U. 8. Army Air Corps. Home address: Mangum, Oreer County. Mra. Grace J. Wallace, Wife, 101 Crittenden, Mangum. Born November 27, 1912. Enlisted May 19, 1942. Decorations: Order of the Purple Heart; Citation of Honor. Died April 20, 1944, on board American transport ehip sunk by enemy action Mediterranean Sea. GERARD N. WARREN, Lieutenant, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address: Tulsa, Tulsa County. Mrs. Miriam E. Warren, Wife, 514 South Victor, Tulsa 4. Born December 25, 1922. Enlisted February 22, 1942. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Served with Air Transport Command flying supplies over "The Hump" (Himalaya Mountains). Died December 27, 1943, in India, KENNETH HUGH WEST, Seaman, Second Class, U 8. Navy. . Home address : Tulsa, Tulsa County. Mrs. Frank B. West, Mother, 839 North Delaware, Tulsa 4. Born November 14, 1924. Else nitd u p e er. Bhy 6, 1942. Decoration: Order of the P r l H a t Member of Armed Guard on U.S.S. John Winfhrop. Died October 4, 1942, at #a Atlantic area.

MELVIN B. WHITE, Staff Sergeant, U. S Army. Hame addreas: . Bush Springe, Grady County. h Mary E. White, Mother, Rush . Springs. Born January 7, 1914. Enlisted January 29, 1942. Expert with rifle and bayonet. Served as Paratrooper, Airborne Command. Died February 15, 1944, in action in Italy. BfAX WINDROSSE, Fire Controlman, Third Class, U. S. Navy. r. Home address: Hooker, Texas County. Mr. and M s W. R. Windrosee, Parents, Hooker. Born August 10, 1920. Enlisted January 20, 1942. Graduated Hooker High School, 1938. Attended Panhandle A. & M. College, Gbodwell. Member a cappella choir. Talented in writing and art. Employed and subsequently promoted to Manager of Office Supply Department, McGill Manufacturing Company, Valparaiso, Indiana. Trained at Great Lakes Training Station, Quantico Marine Base, and in anti-aircraft at California base. Sailed for duty overseas March, 1943. Died December 12, 1943, by drowning in action Southwest Pacific. ARTHUR WITTKOPP, Private, First Class, U. S. Amy. Home r. address: El Reno, Canadian County. Mr. and M s Karl Wittkopp, Parents, Rt. 1, El Reno. Born January 24, 1920. Enlisted January 6, 1942. Served with Field Artillery. Died March 4, 1944, in action in Italy. . i THADDEUS J. WORLEY, Second Lieutenant, U. S Army A r Corps. Home address : Sand Springs, Tulsa County. Mrs.Josephine A m Worley, Mother, 406 Lincoln, Sand Springs. Born September 17, 1920. Enlisted April 1, 1942. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Received wings and commission Ellington Field, Houston, Texas, May 24, 1943, graduating as First Pilot. Served as Troop Carrier Pilot flying "The Hump " (Himalaya Mountains). Died February 18, 1944, in line of duty airplane crash near Sumpra Bum, Northern Burma. a. DAVID WYNNE, Seaman, First Class, U. 8. Coast Guard Reserve. Home address: Tulsa, Tulsa County. Mrs. Luln May Wynne, Mother, 3232 East 7th St., Tulsa 4. Born February 1, 1921. Enlisted August, 1942. Attended public schools Tulsa. Prior to enlistment employed as draftsman by U. S. Engineers and by Dnpont. Served twenty months in American Defense areas. Died May 5, 1944, Morehead City, North Carolina. MORRIS JOE YOUNGBLOOD, Corporal, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address: Tuttle, Grady County. Mrs. Chess T. Youngblood, Mother, Tuttle. Born January 30, 1925. Enlisted August 4 1943. , Died April 9, 1944, in airplane crash Majove, California. GLENN ALVIN ZINK, Seama, U. S. Merchant Marine. Home address: Tulsa, TPisa County. Mra. Emma Zink, Grandmother, 1521 South Florence Ave., T l a 4. Born December 23, 1924. Enlisted us il hxmber 23, 1942. Graduated Wl Rogers High School, Tnlaa. Died Jdy 10, 1943, in line of duty on first d g n m e n t , ship topedoed Atlantic Ocean.

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In compiling the casualty lists and data for the Oklahoma War Memorial-World War 11, to be preserved in the permanent records of the Oklahoma Historical Society, the Editorial Department wishes to make acknowledgment to the following members and friends of the Historical Society: Adjutant General's Office, Major Charles D. Keller, Operations Officer, State of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City; C. S. Harrah, Assistant Adjutant, American Legion, Department of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma City; Eighth Naval District, Branch Public Information Office, Lt. Robert k Park, U.S.N.R. Oklahoma City; Dr. Fred S. Clinton, Tulsa; Mrs. Nora L. Francis, Librarian, Carnegie Library, Elk City; Mr. Henry B. Bass, Enid. Acknowledgment is due Mrs. Helen M. Gorman, Custodian of the Confederate Soldiers' Room, and Mrs. Grace J. Ward, Custodian of the Union Soldiers' Room, for their assistance in proof reading P a r t IX, Oklahoma War Memorial-World War 11, and in tiling the casualty reports from the War and the Navy department.. Lists of biographies of others from Oklahoma who gave their lives in the service of their country in World War 11, will be published in future numbers of ;The Chronicles a s part of the Oklahoma War Memorial-World War 11.-Muriel H. Wright.

AVERY WAYMON ABRAM, Aviation Ordnanceman, U. S. Navy.
Home address: Enid, Garfield County. Mr. and Mrs. E. W. Abram, Parents, 1308 East Maple, Enid. Born December 13, 1920. Enlisted January 8, 1940. Decoration: Order of the Purple He&. Afkican Campaign, American Defense, Pacific Campaign, and Good Conduct ribbons. Died October 30, 1944, in action on Leyte, Philippine Islands.

WILLIAM H. ALLEN, JR., Second Lieutenant, U. S. A m y Air Corps. Home address : I~eedy, Dewey County. Mrs. Wm. H. Allen, eJr.,Wife, Leedp. Born September 14, 1921. Enlisted August, 1943. Decorations : Air Medal ; three Oak Leaf Clusters. Junior in Oklahoma University School of Engineering. Flying his twenty-fifth

mimion. Died April 29, 1944, in d o n plane ahot down over lDBnPJOAQUIN ARAMBULA, Private, U. S. Amy. Home address: Enid, Garfield County. Frank Arambnla, Father, 206 East Illinoh, Enid. Born November 16,1925. Enlieted November 19,1943. Deeol ration: Order of the P r l Reart. Wounded in d o n November 16, upe 1944. Died November 29,1944, in France. RAYMOND 0 BACON, Staff Sergeant, U. S. Army Air Cotpa. . Home address: MoCurtain, Haskell County. & E Bacon, Brother, McCnrtain, Born February 27, 1909. Enlisted July 3, 1942. Decorations: Order of the Purple Heart; A r Medal; Oak Leaf i Cluster. Flying on 49th mission. Died April 18, 1944, in action plane shot down over Dunkerqne, France. 3VEB;ETT E. BAB[ER, Private, First Class, U. S. Amy. Home addrese : Enid, Garfield Counw. Mr. and Mrs. Ben Baker, Parents, Rt. 5, Enid. Born March 28, 1920. Enlisted September 10, 1940. Decorations : Order of the Purple Heart : Presidential Citation. Died November 24,1944, in action in Germany. HUBERT WAPNE BARDWELL, Private, First Class, U. S. Marine Corps. Home address: Ardmore, Carter County. Mr. and M s B. r. Badwell, Parents, Rt. 1, Ardmore. Born December 2, 1923. Enlisted December 12, 1942. Decorations: Order of the Purple Heart; Presidential Unit Citation for the battles of Saipan and Tinian. Though mortally wounded in action on Saipan Island, he called his comrades and explained the whereabouts and significance of the poaition he bad been covering. Died June 14, 1944, in action Saipan Island, Central P a dic. F"R,EDRICK E. BEANE, JR., Private, First Class, U. S. Marine Corps Home address: Madill, Marshall County. fiedrick E. Beane, Sr., E'ather, Rt. 2, Madill (seming as civilian guard, Navy, in Pearl Harbor, 1944). Born January 23, 1924. Enlisted July 2 , 8 1941. Decorations: Order of the Purple Heart; Asiatic-Pacifio and American Defense medals. Attended eleventh grade in High SchooL Chicksaaw and Cherokee Indian descent. Served in the "Raiders." Recommended for promotion to corporal. In combat on Bougainville and Guam. Died July 21, 1944, in action (shot down rescahg wounded comrade during maGhine gun fire) on Guam,Marian as Islands, Central Pacific. CLIFFORD FRANK BBRGER, Private, U. S. Army. Home address : Canute, Washita County. J. P. Berger, Father, Canute. Born July 13,1915. Enlisted November 1,1941. Graduated (l936), B,8. Degree, Panhandle A. & M. College, aoodwell, Oklahoma; M. S. Degree (1941),Oklahoma A. & M. College, Stillwater. Junior High W o teacher, athletie COB&, principal, and mparintendent of mhoois, ol Waahita and Beckham counties, five years. Served in eaartaf.

master D e m e n t . Highly commended in service for rrterling character, exemplary habits, fine soldierly bearing. Died J n a2 2 1 4 , Port Francis E. Warren, Wyoming. !,92 BIZ& FRANK BOYD, Seaman, First Class, U S. Navy. Home . address: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County. Mr. and MFa3. Clyde B. Boyd, Parents, 1020 S. W.33rd St. Oklahoma City. Born April 16, 1923. Enlisted March 30, 1942. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Attended Senior High School, Capitol Hill, Oklahoma City. Died July 24,1944, in South Pacific. HUGH S. BRANDON,Corporal, U. S. Marine Corps. Home a d d m : b a r , Hughes County. Lillie Brandon, Mother, h a r . B r on December 16, 1918. Enlisted December, 1939. Served in First BattaIion, Bnd Marines. Died July 23, 1944, in action on Guam, Marianas Jslands, Central Pacific. ISAAC W. BRANTLEY, Sergeant, U. S. Amy. Home address: Catoosa, Rogers County. Mrs, I. W. Brantley, Wife, Rt. 1, Catow. Born November 8, 1905. Enlisted May 25, 1942. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Died July 3, 1944, in action near S . t Lo, France. JBMES C. BUCHANAN, JE, Major, U. S. Army. Home addrem: Muskogee, Muskogee County. Mm. Wands Mae Buchanan, W f , ie 5 0 5 Oklahoma Ave., Muskogee. Born April 14, 1912. E l s e nitd March 9, 1942. Graduate of Mnskogee Central High School and of the University of Oklahoma, Norman, where he was member of Scabbard and Blade and of Beta Theta Phi fraternities, and manager of the track team. Member First Baptist Church, Mudtogee; Kiwanis Club ;Board of Directors Chamber of Commerce. Manager and etmkholder Modem Clothiers (store), Muskogee; manager Hays and Buchanan cotton ginning company, Webbenrr Falls; director Commercial National Rank, Mnskogee. Serving on etaff of Brig. &n. John M.Devine, Commanding office^ 90th Divieion, Field Artillery. Recommended for Legion of Merit. Died June 15, 1944, in action near Gtonrbesville, Normandy, Fhnce. BERNARD E. BULLOCK, Lieutenant Colonel, U. S. Army. Home address: Clinton, Custer County. B b . Doria N. Bullock, Wife, 712 South 6th St., Clinton. Born February 22, 1912. Edhbd October 1, 1940. Reporting for duty at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, m e d with 2nd Bfedical Battalion, 2nd Division, to October, 1942, with successive promotions from first lieutenant to major serving as executive officer of the Battalion. Transferred to Camp Butner, North Carolina, w d g command of newly activated 60th Medical Battalion. Sded for duty overseas January, 1944; participuted in assault landing on Normandy, France, June 6, 1944. F3k Battalion was awarded a Unit Citation for extraordinary hemism, gallantry, detembtion, _and_esprit corps in ovemming unamdly diffidt de

and hszardoas conditions in this engagement. Wounded June 6,

1944, while administering to camalties in France, and subsequently evacuated to hospital in England. Died June 10, 1944, in England. ROLLA MUREL BYRRS, Yeoman, Second Class, U. S. Navy. Home addrecss: Cnshing, P a p e County. Mrs Flora C. Byers, Mother, 1422 East Admiral Place, Tulsa 5. Born September 23, 1916. Xnlisted January 16, 1941. Decoration : Order of the Purple Heart. Died June 1 , 1944, in action during the invasion, Southern 1 France.
BERTON E. CASE, Private, U. S. Army. Home address : Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County. Mrs. Tresa A. Case, Mother, 25 S. E. 31st St., Oklahoma City. Born June 18, 1925. Enlisted September 22, 1943. Sailed for overseas duty spring, 1944. Served with 90th Division in Rattle of Pretot. Died July 3,1944, in action in France. DAVID C. CRAINEY, Private, First Class, U. S. Marine Corps. Home addrem: Tulsa, Tulsa County. Mrs, A. J. Chainey, Mother, 715 South Quaker, T-ulsa. Born September 3, 1923. Enlisted December 5, 1942. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Served v i t h 4th Division. Died June 15, 1944, on Saipan, Marianas Islands, Central Pacific. ARTHUR R. CHAMBERS, Sergeant, U. S. Army. Home address: Harjo, Pottawatomie County. Mrs. Lucille Chambers, Wife, Harjo. Born September 1.4, 1919. Enlisted March 19, 1942. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Awarded Gbod Conduct and Expert Rifle medals. Served with 90th Division, invasion of France June 6, 1944. Died June 1.0, 1944, in France. GROVER B. COF'FEY, Private? U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address: Spiro, Le Flore County. Mrs. Mamie Coffey, Mother, Spiro. Born March 5, 1921. Enlisted January 4,1943. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Died November 27, 1943, in action over European waters. GERALD D. COLEMAN, Lieutenant, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address: Idabel, McCurtain County. Mrs. Katherine B. Coleman, Wife, Idabel. Born March 24, 1916. Enlisted September 18, 1942. Decorations: Order of the Purple Heart; Air Medal; Oak Leaf Cluster. Served as First Pilot on Bomber (B-24). Died June 25, 1944, in line of dnty over Yap Island, Central Pacific. JACK R. COLLINS, Private, First Class, U. S. Army. Home address: Miami, Ottawa County. M s Erna Collins, Mother 522y2 r. Fmt Central, Miami. Born December 28, 1925. Enlisted March 1 , 1943. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Died June 22, 1944, in action on Saipan, Marianas Islands, Central Pacific. ARTHUR H. COOK, Technician, Fourth Grade, U. S. Army. Home address: Wewoka, Seminole Countg. M s Juanita Cook, Wife, r.

518 North M St., Fort Smith, Arkansas. Born November 19, 1908. Enlisted February 14, 1943. Served with Combat Engineers. Died June 12,1944, in action Normandy, France. JACK C. COOLEY,Field Music, Private, First Class, U. S. Marine Corps. Home address: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County. Mrs, A. Cooley, Mother, 1333 N. W. 2nd St., Oklahoma City. Born September 23, 1925. Enlisted December, 1942. Decoration: Order of the l'urple Heart. Great nephew of Jack Stillwell, famous Indian etr scout in w s e n Indian Territory. Served in Battle of Namur, BXarshall Islands. Died June 17, 1944, in action Saipan, Marianas Islands, Central Pacific. BILLY GENE COPELAND, Private, First Class, U. S. Marine Corps. Home address: Avant, Osage County. Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Copeland, Parents, 405 Quapaw Ave., Bartlesville, Oklahoma. Born September 21, 1926. Enlisted November 5, 1943. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Attended Avant High School. Served with First Rattakn, Third Marines. His commanding officer stated m that he was r expert rifleman and fine marine who died bravely in the perfor~nanceof his duties. Died July 21, 1944, in action on Guam,Marianas Islands, Central Pacific. EWEL D. CORTdEY, Staff Sergeant, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home addresa : Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County. Troy Corley, Father, Ht. 7, Oklahoma City. Lcoru Norember 14, 1923. Enlisted January 26, 1943. Died December 31., 1943, Salt Flats, Texas. JOE K. CORZIATTI, Technical Sergeant, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address: McAlcster, Pittsbi~rg County. MTS. Mary Corziatti, Mother, 531 West Polk St., McAlester. Born October 17, 1925. Enlisted December 8, 1942. Decorations : Awarded posthumously Order of the Purple Heart; Air Medal; three Oak Leaf Clusters. Served as Radio Operator. Died April 2'7, 1944, in action i n fiance. ELLIS T. COX, Corporal, U. S. Marine Corps. Home ~ddress: Fairfax, Osage County. E. M. Cox, Father, Rt. 2, Fairfax. Born .4ugust 6, 1921. Enlisted February 18, 1942. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Died June 15, 1944, in Saipan, Marianas Islands, Central Pacific. KENNETH L.CREAGER, Private, First Class, U. S. Army. Home address: Ripley, Payne County. Mr. and Mrs. Fred Creager, Parents, Ripley. Born August 7, 1921. Enlisted June 15, 1942. Graduated Ripley High School. Member First Christian Church. Airborne Command, Fort Completed basic training as Pa~atrooper, Benning, Georgia. Sailed for duty overseas August, 1943. In line of duty on one of first planes over Normandy, France, i n great Airborne invasion. Died June 24,1944, in action Normandy, France. DANIEL JOE DALE, Flight Officer, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address: Quymon, Texas County. Judge and M s F. Hiner Dale, r.

Purple Heart. Died May 20, 1944, in South Pacific. ERNEST D. DEAN, First Lieutenant, U. S. Army. Home addrea: Oklehoma City, Oklahoma County. S. E. Dean, Father, 430 S. E . 46th St, Oklahoma City. Rorn July 3, 1914. Enlisted September 16, 1940. Decorations: Order of the Purple Heart; Silver Star. Commhioned on battle field November, 1943. Died June 1 1944, , in action Anzio Beachhead, Italy. JODIE A. DREW,Private, First Class, U. S. Army. Home address: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County. Mrs. Myrtie M, Drew, Mother, 521 S. E. 30th St., Oklahoma City. Born May 16, 1925. Enlisted Augnst 30, 1943. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Died April 30, 1944, in action in Italy. LAWRENCE UT. DYCEFE, Private, E r s t Class, U. S. Marine Corps. . Home address; El Rleno, Canadian County. Mr. and M s A. F r. . Dyche, Parents,1025 South Ellison, Ave., El Reno. Born December 3, 1923. Enlisted October 5, 1941. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Attended High School, El Reno. Sailed f o r dnty overseas October 16, 1942. Participated in invasions of Guadalcanal, Talagi, Tarawa: and Saipan islands. Died June 16,1944, in action on Saipan, Marianas Islands, Centrd Pacific. JIMMY R. EDWARDS, Second Lieutenant, U. S. Army. Home address: Cherokee, AValfa County. Mrs. Uertmde Edwards, M t e , Cherokee. Born November 3, 1921. Enlisted July 7,1942 ohr Decorations : @der of the Purple Heart; Air Medal. Died June 7, 1944, in action New Guinea, South Pacific. RAYMOND I?. M E W , Technician, Fifth Gkade, U. 8. Army. Home address: E k City, Beckham County. Mr. and Mrs. A. F l . Eggem, Parents, 413 Weet 2nd S. Elk City. Born March 5, 1909. t, m t e d March, 1942. Decoration: Order of t h e Purple Heart. Landed in France June 8, 1944. Died June 25, 1944, in action in Elrcmce.

Parents, Guymm. Born December 3, 3.923. Enligted January 28, 1943. Deeoratiolle: Air Medal; Oak Leaf Clnster; Order o the f Purple H a t Member of Methodist Church. (3mdxWed Guymon er. High &hool, 1942; attended Panhandle & & M. CoUege, aoodwell, Oklahoma. Commissioned in Air Corps at Childreea, Texaa. Sailed for dnty ovemaa May, 1944, and stationed in England serving as Bombardier and later as Navigator. Died September 27 1944, in ', retnrn from flight over Germany, bomber crash landing in England. JAMES HAROLD DAVISON, Gunner's Mate, Second Class, U. 8. Naval Reserve. Home address: McAlester, Pittsburg County. W. H. Davison, Father, 423 Ws Grove, McAlester. Born October et 3, 1922. Enlisted November 1 , 1942. Decoration: Order of the 4

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M L -El, Staff Sergeant, U. S. Army Air Corpa Home addrees: Hemyetta, Okmulgee County. A h . Virgie L Ellia, Wife, . B . 2, Henryetta. Born Ootober 14, 1910. Enlisted September 27, t 1942. Citation of Honor. Served as First Engineer and Top Turret Gunner on bomber. Died February 20,1943, in action over Denmark, HAaoIs WESLEY FfBtGUSON, Watertender, Third Class, U. SI r. Navy. Home address: Tulsa, Tulsa County. Mr. and M s A. C, Fergnson, P a r ~ t a 1005 North St. Louis St., T l a Born October , us

28, 1925. Enlisted November 9, 1942. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Died December 1 , 9 Qon Leyte, Philippine Islande, 11 Q , EDXOND M, FITZJARBELL, Technical Sergeant, U. S. Army .Air Corps. Home address: Miami, Ottawa County. M s Allie r. I. Hawkins, Mother, 412 GI St., S. E., Miami. Born November 20, ? 1911. Enlisted January 10,1942. Medal for Markmumhip. Served in U. S. Army, Philippine Islauds, 1930-33. Died May 8, 1944, in Qermany. S A M FIXICO, P~ivate,First Class, U. S. Army. Home addreas: Konawa, Seminole County. Mre. Nora Brown,Mother, Rt. 3, Konawa. Born June 23,1919. Enlisted January 17,1941. Decoration : Order of the Purple Heart. Fullblood Seminole Indian. Served with M d c l Battalion. Died April 16, 1944, in action in Italy. eia LEONARD W. &GATT,JR., Staff Sergeant, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address: Tuskahoma, Pushmataha County. Mnr. Leonard W . Flatt, Sr., Mother, 608 S. E. Third St., Bentonville, Arkansas. Born January 6,1923. Enlisted January 12, 1943. Died May, 24,1944, in action over Berlin, Germany. ROBERT K FOSTER,Technical Sergeant, U. S. Army Air Corps, Home address: Altns, Jackson County. Clyde V. Foster, Brother, 519 Weat Elm St., Altus. Born April 8, 1913. Enlisted January 2, 1942. Decorations: A r Medal ; two Oak Leaf Clusters; Order of i the Pmple Heart awarded posthumously. Served as Lower Ttlrret Gunner on bomber. Died May Z L1944, in action over England. ', ALFRED FRANK,Private, F r t Class, U.S. Army. Home addream : is Bnfaula, McTntosh County. M s Polly Frank, Wife, Eufaula r. Born April 3, 1918. Enlisted September 12, 1940. Died June 1, 1944, in action North African area. CHELSEA L FURROW, Private, First Class, U. S. Army. Home address: ftingwood, Major County. Mrs. C. E. Furrow, Mother, ! , Ringwood. Born September 28, 1916. Enlisted January, 1W Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Died July 16, 1944, in action in Italy. CUBTIS W. GARNEB, Technical Sergeant, U. S. Army. Home addreas: Lehigh, Coal County. M s Eda Garner, Mother, Lehigh, r. Born March 18, 1 2 . Enlisted September 16, 1940. Decoration: 90

Order of the Purple Heart awarded twice. Graduated Lehigh High Ekhool; attended Oklahoma A. %iM. College, Stillwater. Enlisted Oklahoma National Guard (1st) December 9, 1938; (2nd) June 1 , 1940. Died June 1, 1944, in action Anzio, Italy. 1 R A W I N H. GIBSON, Private, U. S. A m y . Home address: St. Louis, Yottawatomie County. -Mrs Dorothy Madge Gibson, Wife, St. Louis. Born September 5, 1915. Enlisted July 7, 1943. Died June 19,1944, in action in Normandy, France.

LESTER L. GILLASPY, JR., Private, First Class, U. S. Marine
Lr L Gillaspy, Mother, Bethany, Oklahoma. Born July 28, 1923. .
Enlisted Bebruary 7, 1943. Attended High School, Member Methodist Church, Wickes, Arkansas. Died September 5, 1944, Guam, Marianas Islands, Central Pacific. ROBERT E. L GOAD, Captain, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home ad. dress : Drumright, Creek County. Mrs. Thelma McCoy, Aunt, 601 North Creek St., Drumright. Born August 18, 1920. Enlisted August, 1940. Decoration: Air Medal; three Oak Leaf Clusters. Graduated Drumright High School, 1938. Attended Oklahoma A. & M. College, Stillwater, Oklahoma. Pledged Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity. Served as First Pilot on Flying Fortress B-17. His plane shot down over Mediteranean Sea returning from mid over ferry terminal between Sicily and the mainland of Italy in May, 1943, and reported missing. Died May 26, 1944 (Official date), in North African area. JAY W. GOLD, Private,First Class, U. S. Marine Corps. Home address :Muskogee, Huskogee County. Mrs. Porter G. Gold, Mother, 1424 Columbus, Muskogee. Born October 15, 1926. Enlisted October 20, 1943. Attended Oklahoma Military Academy, Claremore, Oklahoma. I n his first action in combat, served bringing up ammunition for bad1y needed artillery, under heavy enemy firing, Battle of Saipan. Died June 30, 1944, in action Saipan, Marianas Islands, Central Pacific. LLOYD L GOOCH, Staff Sergeant, U. S. Army. Home address: . Edmond, Oklahoma County. Mrs. Lloyd L. Gooch, Wife, Rt. 3, Edmond. Born September 6, 1927. Enlisted May 5, 1942. Decoration : Order of the Purple Heart. Awarded Infantryman's Combat Badge. Sailed for duty overseas October, 1942. Served in North African campaign. Died May 26, 1944, in action Amio Beachhead, I. * MAJOR H. GOWER, Private, First Class, U. S. Army. Home address: Bristow, Creek County. M s Edith J. Morrison, Mother; r. Rt. 4, Bristow. Born August 23, 1922. Enlisted January 6, 1943. Demration: Order of the Purple Heart. Died June 18, 1944, in aation Biak Island (off New Guinea), South Pacific.
Corps. Home address : Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County.

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CLAUD H. GREEN, Private, First Class, U. S. h y . Home address: Keota, Haskdl County. M s Eula Faye Qreen, Wife, 2124 r. S. W. 25th St., Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Born February 21, 1917. Enlisted January 14, 1941. Decorations: Order of the Purple Heart; Bronze Star; Presidential Citation. Served with 6 t h Division. Died April 14,1944, in action Anzio Beachhead, Italy. JERRY E. GREGORY, Staff Sergeant, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home r. address : Hollis, Harmon County. M s Maude T. Gregory, Mother, Hollis. Born January 4, 1924. Enlisted November 30, 1942. Ihcoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Radio Operator B-17. Died November 29, 1943, in action English Channel.

HENRY J. GRIFFIN, Private, U. S. Infantry. Home address: Muskogee. Muskogee County. M s Corene Griffin, Wife, 106Y2 r.
Court, Muskogee. L3or.n January 11, 1918. Enlisted January 16, 1941. Decoratioil : Order of the Purple Heart. Died M a y 4,1944, i n action in Italy. WARREN K. IIAGA, Staff Sergeant, U. S. Army A r Corps. Home i address: Perry, Noble County. M s W. K. Haga, Wife, 1014 Fir r. St., Perry. Born June 23, 1922. Enlisted December 9, 1942. Decorations: Order of the Purple Heart; Air Medal; Oak Leaf Cluster. Served as Radioman and Aerial Gunner on B-17. Died May 24,1944, in action over Berlin, Germany. RICHARD A. HAGER, Private, U. S. Army. Home address: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County. Mrrttie Bell Hager Chapman, Sister, Rt. 6, Oklahoma City. Born April 14. 1924. Enlisted February 8, 1943. Decorations : Order of the Purple Heart ; Citation of Honor. Paratrooper, Airborne Command. Died June 15, 1944, in action in Prance. RUFUS G. HALE, Staff Sergeant, U. S. Army. Home address: Wilson, Carter County. Mrs. Josie Hale, Mother, Wilson. Born November 23, 1916. Knlisted July 8, 1942. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Died June 22, 1944, Maffin Bay, New Guinea, South Pacific. COY D. HALL, Private, First Class, U. S. Army. Home address : Blair, Jackson County. Mrs. lhther Hall, Mother, Blair. Born March 1, 1922. Enlisted November, 1942. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Awarded medals in training. "A devoted Christ.ian." Died June 17, 1944, in action in France. JOE R. HBRBESON, First Lieutenant, U. S. Army. Home address : Shidler, Osage County. Rex J. Harbeson, Father, Shidler. Born July 22, 1918. Enlisted February 12, 1941. Decorations: Order of the Purple Heart ;Distinguished Service Cross ;Oak Leaf Clnster. Died May 29,1944, in action Anzio, Italy.

MaYO MATTlfEW HABWBAVES, Seam* F i .Clrsg U S. . Navy. Home sddreae: Hugo, Choctaw Come. & B HartgMvm, . Father, Hugo. Born May 10, 1922. Enlieted February 1 1943. , Graduated Hugo High School. Died March 22,1944, in the Pwific. P-HATCHER, Technical Sergeant; U. S. Army. Home rddresr: -tin, Hughes County. Mrs. L Humt, Mother, Dustin. . Born October 5, 1919. Enlisted September, 1939. Decorations: Silver Star ;Order of the Purple H a t Died May 20,1944, in action er. in Italy. TOMMY P. ELATTENSTY, Technical Sergeant, U. S. Army. Home r. a* d: Ardmore, Carter County. Mr. and M s Thomas P. Hat+ termty, Parenta, 430 C St., S. E., Ardmore. Born May 26, 1917. Enlisted September 16, 1940. Decorations: Order of the Purple Hecurt; Oalr Leaf Cluster. Choctaw Indian descent. Attended M o r e High School. Member Salvation Army Church. Member Oklahoma National Guard enlisted (lst) February 1, 1937 and (2nd) O c t o b e ~ 2 ,1939. Locally known as a boxer. Served with '0 46th Division i~ Sicilian Campaign, and in the battles of Salerno the and Anzio Beachhead. He was referred to as the unofficial "platoon aid man" f o r he always carried the company's medical mppliea in addition to hie other equipment and exposed h m e f many times isl in combat to render aid t o his comrades. His commanding officler
stated. "That boy was the morale of this company." Died March 7,

7'344, in action Anzio Beachhead, Italy. I'OMMY HAWKINS, Second Lieutenant, U. S. Army. Home address: Moodya, Cherokee County. M s Reeva Mae Hawkins, Wife, r. 118 North Xanthus, Tulsa, Oklahoma. Born Febnxary 9, 1920. Enlirrted September 16,1940.Decoration : Order of the Purple Heart. Awarded Combat Infantry Badge. Served with the 45th Division. Died May 29, 1944, in action in Italy. WALTON a. HAYES, Private, U. S. A m y . Home address: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County. Mrs. Nellie M. Hayes, Mother, 1608 West Orand S. Oklahoma City. Born December 21,1923. Enliated t, M d 3,1943. Decoration : Order of the Purple Heart. Died May 28,1944, in action Biak Island (off New Guinea), South Pacific. DOYLE M.aERRMANN, Private, First Claw, U. S. Army. Home addres~:Chandler, Lincoln County. Mrs M. C. Herrmann, Mother, Ik 2, Chandler. Born September 29,1922. Eolieted December, 1942. Decoration: Order of tbre Purple Heart. Church member. Served in Engineer Corps. Died November 26, 1943, in aotion European

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EARNEST A. HILL, Private, U. S. Army. Home address: Holdenville, Hugha County. Mra. Alene Hill, Wife, 122 South Gulf, Holdenville. Born September 29,1920. E n l i i September 7,1943. Died ldsy 245,1944,in action in Italy.

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CHAJUZS D HOLI;INGtSHEAD, Private, Firet Clam, U S. Army. . . Lawton, Comanche County.. Mm Susie Hollingahmd, Mother, 1504 South 9th St., Lawton. B r September 2, 1918. on Edbted 'September 19, 1939. Served in Field Artillery. Died March 26, 1944, in action Aneio. Italy.

JOHN D. HOWARD,Corporal, U. S. Army. Home address: Turkey Ford, Delaware County. Mrs. Susie Howard, Mother, Turkey Ford. Born January 8, 1911. Enlisted August 14, 1942. Decoration: n Order of the Purple Heart. Died April 25,1944, in action. i India. B. So HOWLE, First Lieutenant, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home r. addrea: Frederick, Tillman County. M s R. H. Howle, Mother, 211 North 15th St., Frederick. Born Angust 1, 1918. Enlisted January 21,1942. Decorations :Air Medal ;eight Oak L e d Clnstera ; African-Sicilian Campaign ribbona and three bronze stars ;Presidential Unit Citation awarded posthumously. Completed fifty missions overseas as Pilot on B-258. Returned to U. 8. in December, 1943, and aseigned to the Ferry Command, Fairfax Field, Kansas City, Kansas. Died May 15th, 1944, in line of duty airplane crash near Memphis, Tennessee. HENRY E. HUDDLESTON, Private, First C a s U. 9. Marine Corps ls, Reserve. Home address: Skedee, Pawnee County. Mr. and B h , 14. S. Huddleeton, Parents, Skedee. Born March 1, 1922. Enlisted September 12,1942. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Died June 15, 1944, in action Saipan, Marianas Idands, Central Pacific. F L W ROMAINE INDA, JR., RL Seamm, Second C a s U S. Naval ls, . Reserve. Home address: Dewey, Washington County. M m F. 11. Inda, Mother, 603 E s 4th St., Dewey. Born April 1,1926. Enlirrted at March 29, 1944. Decorations: Order of the Purple H a t the er; American Theatre and the Asiatic Theatre ribbons with two rtsn, and the Philippine Liberation ribbon with one s a . Member Cathatr lie Church. Graduated High School, Guthrie, Oklahoma, 1944. Served on the U. S. 8. Euersote assigned to duty in supporting the lanrling of troops on Leyte Island and participated in the lseoond Naval Battle of the Philippine Sea. Died October 29,1944, serving on board the U. S. S. Euerads sunk by enemy submarine torpedom in the Philippine Islands' area. THOMAS K INGLE, Staff Sergeant, U. S. h y . Home addram: Cleveland, Pawnee County. Mrs Etta Ingle, Mother, Cleveland. Born September 4,1918. Enlisted March 19,1942. Awarded Qood Conduct M d l Served with the 90th Division. Died Jnne 12, ea. 1944, in action in h c e . JOHN C. ISOM, Private, UoS. Army. Home address: Fort Oibmn, Muskogee County. M s Allen Isom, Mother, Rt. 1 Fort Gibmn r. , Born petmar). 11, 1925. Enlisted July 12, 1943. Decoration:

Order of the Purple Heart. Attended Fort Gibson High School. Embarked for duty overseas January, 1944, and received additional training in England. Died June 6, 1944, in action during the Invssion of Normandy, France. BI5LIE B. J A C K , Private, First Class, U. S. A m y . Home address : Ardmore, Carter County. Camille Jack, Father, Ardmore. Born 1 December 1 ,1919. Enlisted September, 1940. Died May 29, 1944, in action Sarmi, New Guinea, South PacificWOODROW w. JAMES, First Lieutenant, U. S. Army. Home address: Weathers, Pittsburg County. Mr. and M s Moses James, r. Parents, Rt. 3, Pittsburg, Oklahoma. Born December 14, 1918. 1 Enlisted September 1 , 1940. Choctaw Indian descent. Member of Baptist Church. Attended Jones Academy, Hartshorne, Oklahoma; and Chilocco Indian School, Chilocco, Oklahoma. Member Oklahoma Kational Guard, enlisted September 9,1937, and had honorable discharge with rank of Corporal August 24, 1939. I n regular Army, promoted to rank of Corporal September 22, 1940; to Sergeant January 15, 1941; to Staff Sergeant September 1, 1942; to Second Lieutenant September 1, 1943; to First Lieutenant April 2, 1944. Awarded Combat Infantry Badge for exemplary conduct in action. Wounded in action May 31, 1944, at Anzio, Italy. Died June 4, 1944, in Naples, Italy.

WILLIAM GTEOWE JAhXSHUTZ, Private, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address : Tulsa, Tnlsa County, Anton C. Janeshntz, Brother, 1639 South Carson, Tulsa 5. Born April 19, 1924. Enlisted May 8, 1943. Attended Central High School, Tulsa. Cadet in College
Training Detachment. Died March 8, 1944, Station Hospital, Amarillo Army Air Base, Amarillo, Texas.

CODY H. JOHNSON, Private, U. S. Marine Corps Reserve. Home address : Briatow, Creek County. Mrs. Thelma Johnson, Wife, Rt. 2, Bristow. Born February 20, 1922. Enlisted December 3, 1943. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Attended High School, Cleveland, Oklahoma. Embarked for duty overseas April 25, 1944. Wounded in action June 15, 1944, Saipan Island. Died June 16, 1944, Saipan, Marianas Islands, Central Pacific. WAIJTER* UERALI) JOHNSON, JR., Ensign, U. S. Naval Reserve. Home address: Tulsa, Tulsa County. Mr. a n d Mrs. Walter G. Johnson, Parents, 1249 East 29th Place, Tulsa 5. Born August 22,
1922. Enlisted February 16, 1943. Member The First Church of C r s , Scientist, Boston, Massachusetts. Attended Northwestern hit IJniversitp, Evanston, Illinois. Member Lamba Chi Alpha Fraternity. Graduated Tulsa I?niversity May 31, 1943, in absentia, with honor- Participated in four major battles-Gilbert Islands, Marshall Islands, Hollandia, and Leyte Gulf. Died December 18, 1944, in action west of Philippine Islanda, Pacific Ocean.

BOYCE LEONEL JONES, Private, First Class, U. S. Marine Corpa. Home address: Putnam, Dewey County. M s Thelma Hamar, r. Mother, Putnam. Born November 26, 1924. Enlisted July 19, 1943. Decorations : Order of the Purple Heart ; Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal. Awarded Sharpshooter medal in training. Member of Christian Church. Attended Putnam schools. Veteran of Battle of Cape Gloucester. Operating machine gun with 5th Marines in his last battle. Died September 16, 1944, in action Peleliu, Palau Islands, Pacific Ocean.

PATRICK H. KELLEY, Private, First Class, U. S. Marine Corpe. Home address: Seminole, Seminole County. Mrs. J. A. Kelley, Mother, Seminole. Born December 1, 1925. Enlisted January 26, 1942. Decorations : Order of the Purple Heart ; Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Ribbon; Presidential Citation for service in Solomon Islands. Member of Assembly of Church of God. Attended Seminole High School. Member Boy Scouts. Wounded in action Peleliu Island September 15, 1944. Died September 17, 1944, and buried a t sea Pacific Ocean.
FRED W. KEhLDALL, Corporal, U. S. Army. Home address: Cushing, Payne County. Mrs. Elzina B. Kendall, Mother, 716 East Walnut, Cushing. Rorn November 20, 1914. Enlisted May, 1942. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Member Nazarene Church. Attended public schools Tale, Oklahoma. Embarked for duty overseas December, 1943. Served as Paratrooper, Airborne Command, and wounded during invasion of France June, 1944. Died June 1'7, 1944, in France. LOWELL D. KENNEDY, Staff Sergeant, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address: Lawton, Comanche County. Mrs. I. J. Kensell, Mother, 905 Summit ,4ve,, Lawton. Born August 18,1924. Enlisted October 22, 1942. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart; Air Medal. Died May 24, 1944, in action over Germany. S A M KENDRICK, Private, U. S. Army. Home address : Drummond, Garfield County. Mrs. Joyce Kendrick, Wife Drummond. Born April 12, 1907. Enlisted December, 1944. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart awarded posthumously. Member of old western ranch family and nephew of the late John B. Kendrick, U. S. Senator from Wyoming. Graduated University of Wyoming. Served in Government service in Alaska, ten years. Died December 8, 1944, in France. SHERMAN F.KERR, Private, U. S. Army. Home address: Rt. 5, Enid, Garfield County. M s Mildred C. Badger, Mother, Rt. 5, r. Enid. Born March 13,1925. Enlisted December 22,1943. Attended Pioneer High School (rural), Garfield County. Awarded Marksmanship Medal in training. Sailed for duty overseas July 29, 1944. Died October 31, 1944, in action Leyte, Philippine Islaads,

tEItOY KEY, Private, First Class, XJ. S. MaJine Corps Resewe. Home address: McComb, Pottawatomie County. MI'S. John G y . Mother, Rt. 2, McCornb. Born October 24, 1924. Enlisted May 18, 1943. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Attended High School. Died October 5, 1944, in action Peleliu Palau, Islands, Paeific
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HAROLD O. KINER, Private, U. S. Amy. Home address: mine, Alfalfa County. Mra G. W,Kiner, Mother, Aline. Born April 14, 1924. Enlisted July 14, 1943. Died October 2, 1944, in action in
&rmany. CLIFFORD J. KING, Private, First Class, U. S. Marine Corps. Home addreas: Roff, Pontotoc County. Mrs. Frances Leona King, Mother, Roff. Born February 24, 1925. Enlisted May 16, 1943. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Died June 18, 1944, in adon Saipan, Marianas Islands, Central Pacific. IRVIN LEROY KNIGHT, Private, First Class, U. S. Marine Corps. Home address :Tulsa, Tulsa County. M s George W. Wilson, Mother, r. 2232 Sonth Florence Ave., Tulsa. Born September 8, 1924. Enlisted September 7,1943. Decoration : Order of the Purple Heart. Member of Church of Latter Day S i t . Attended Tulsa Central High ans Elch001. Died July 21, 1944, in action Guam, Marianas Islands, Cen-

tral Pacific. HAROLD KNOTT, Private, U. S. Army. Home address: Enid, Garfield County. M s Thomas B. King, Mother, 516 North Washr.

ington, Enid. Born March 9, 1917. Enlisted January 23, 1943. Graduated High School, Enid. Attended Oklahoma A. & M. College, Stillwater, and University crf Oklahoma, Norman. Employed with Federal Housing Administration, Washington, D. C. Died March 31, 1943, Station Hospital, Camp Howze, Texas. HARLEY J. EUEHL, Corporal, U. S. Army. Home address: Kremlin, Garfield County. M s touella J. Kuehl, Mother, Kremlin. Born r. January 4, 1915. Enlisted April 8, 1942. Decorations: Order of the h r p l e Heart; Bronze Star. Served in Field Artillery during campaigns in Africa, Sicily, Italy, and France. Died November 20, 1944, in France. JOSEPH I. ICUTIN, JR., Private, First Class, U. S. Army. Home ? address: Choctaw, Oklahoma County. Joseph F. Kutin, Sr., Father, R . 2, Choctaw. Born January 28, 1921. Enlisted August 9, 1940. t Died July 8,1944, Normandy, France. PARK LANE, Sergeant, U. S. Army. Home address: Tulsa, Tnlsa County. Mrs. Park Lane, Wife, 2540 Eagt 14th Place, Tnlsa Born Jnne 3,1921. Enlisted July, 1942. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Served with the Cavalry. Died May 14,1944, in Italy. HAROLD LEWI8, Private, First Class, U. S. Army. Home address: E i , 3arfiel.d County. Mr. and Mrs. Mell Lewis, Parents, Enid. nd

Born December 2,1921. Enlisted July 27, 1942. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Awarded G o d Conduct Medal. Died Octobe? 23,1944, in action Leyte, Philippine Islands. GILBERT H. LICHTENBERG, Private, First Class, U S. Army. .
Home address: Enid, Garfield County. Herman F. Lichtenberg, 1 Father, Rt. 1, Enid, Born July 1 , 1924. Enlisted July 5, 1943. Decorations: Order of the Purple Heart twice; two B r o w Stus. Died October 19,1944, in Italy. JOHN 0. LINTON, Sergeant, U. S. Army. Home address : Coalgate, Coal County. M s Willie E. Linton, Wife, Rt. 1 Coalgate. Born r. , November 19, 1914. Enlisted February 18, 1941. Served with the 45th Division. Died January 20,1943. GLENDON R. LOWE, Second Lieutenant, U. S. Army. Home address: Wewoka, Seminole County. Mrs. Ora P. Lowe, Mother, 915 South Seminole St., Wewoka. Born August 29, 1918. E l s e nitd September 16,1940. Decorations: Order of the Purple Heart; Silver Star. Member of the Oklahoma National Guard, enlisted November 6,1939. Died June 30, 1944, in France. IRA H. LOYD, Staff Sergeant, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address: Eagletown, McCurtain County. Mrs. Ida F. Loyd, Mother, Eagletown. Born October 8,1922. Enlisted October 22,1942. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Served as Wakt Gunner on Bomber, five combat missions. Reported missing in action March 6, 1944. Died February 21,1944, in action in mission over Germany. JULIAN F. LUDWICK, Staff S e r g ~ t U. S. Army Air C o r p , Home address: Morris, Okmulgee County. Mr. and M s A, F. h d r. wick, Parents, Morris. Born June 7, 1920. Enlisted January 23, 1942. Decorations : Order of the Purple Heart ;Air Medal ;Oak Leaf Cluster awarded posthumously, and Citation of Honor. Cited for meritorious service in five separate bomber combat missions and several aerial operational missions over enemy territory. Died June 29,1944, in action over Bemburg, Germany. EARNEST RAY LUTTS, Seaman, Second Class, U. S. Navy. Home address: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County. Mr. and Mrs. W. T, Lutts, Parents, 701 S. E. 34th St., Oklahoma City. Born May 1 , 1924. Enlisted August 17, 1942. Graduated Crntcho School, Oltlahomcr County. Served on board U S S South Dakota in campaigns ... Southwest Pacific. Died June 19, 1944, in action on board U.S.S. Houth Dakota in Battle of Saipan, Marianas Islands, Central Pacific. DANIEL CARCISLE MADRANO, Second Lieutenant, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address: T l a Tnlsa County. State Repreaemus, tative and M s D. M. Madrano, Parents, 1217 South Cinchmati r. Ave., Tulsa. Born November 7, 1924. Enlisted as Flying Cadet May 23,1942. Of Cherokee and Caddo Indian dmenf, Graduated

Horace Mann Junior High School, Tuba, 1938;Central High School, Tuba, 1942. Member Oklahoma National Guard, enlisted July 2, 1938; advanced to Corporal June 13, 1939, to Sergeant October 23, 1940, and discharged from service in 45th Division July 1, 1941. Awarded William Randolph Hearst Medal November 9, 1940. Qradaated in Air Carps and commissioned Second Lieutenant February 16, 1943. Served as Pilot on 33-26 Marauder. Resolution (H.R. No. 9) to his memory adopted by Oklahoma House of Representatives April 19, 1944. Died December 15, 1943, in action on takeoff flight to Africa, on Ascension Island, South Atlantic. HARVEY A. MANLEY, Second Lieutenant, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address: Ponca City, Kay County. John Manley, Father, Rt. 1, Ponca City. Born September 29, 1920. Enlisted February 21, 1942. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart, Attended public schools, Enid, Oklahoma ; High School Donna, Texas ; and Texas Agricultural and Mechanical College, Kingsville, Texas. Graduated a s Bombardier and commissioned Second Lieutenant, Midland, Texas, December 17, 1942; graduated as Navigator, Miami, Florida, May, 1943. Crossed Atlantic for duty overseas September 29, 1943. Served on four raids European area. Died October 14, 1943, in action as Bombardier on B-17 in raid over Schweinfort, Germany. VEaRL GARLAND MAPLE, Second Lieutenant, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address: Guthrie, Logan County. Mr. and Mrs. Vearl B. Maple, Parents, Rt. 2, Guthrie. Born July 20, 1922. Enlisted December 8, 1941. Graduated Guthrie High School. Attended Oklahoma University, serving as Captain and battalion executive in Reeerve Officens Training Corps Unit in his senior year. Awarded Medal of Military Efficiency b y American Legion that year. Received wings and commissioned Second Lieutenant as Navigator at Hondo, Texas, August 26, 1943. Embarked for duty overseas December, 1943, and served in North Africa. Died February 8, 1944, in action over Italy. JACK M. MARTIN,Aviation Radioman, Second Class, U. S. Navy. Home address : Enid, Garfield County. Mrs. Christine Martin, Mother, 240 South 7th St., Enid. Born February 11, 1926. Enlisted October 23, 1942. Decorations: Air Medal; Order of the Purple Heart; Presidential Citation. Died October 30, 1944, in action on U. S. S. Aircraft Carrier BsE2eau Wood operating in Leyte G l , uf Philippine Islands. ROBERT S. MAUPIN, Second Lieutenant, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County. Robert W. Maupin, Father, 2608 North Robinson, Oklahoma City. Born October 4, 1920. Enlisted August 6, 1942. Decoration : Order of the Purple H a t Served as First Pilot B-17. Died November 29, 1943, in er. d o n , wemt down with his ship while c e escaped in North Sea, rw thirty-five miles off shore of Parmouth, England.

GILBERT M. MAXWELL, Corporal, IT. S. Marine C o w . Home r. address: Byars, McClain County. M s Bessie L. Maxwell, Mother, Rt. 1, Byars. Born July 3, 1922. Enlisted November 10, 1942. Deeoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Served in combat Marshall Islands. Died June 18, 1944, Saipan, Marianas Islands, Central Pacif ic. PATTERSON B. McCARY, Corporal, U. S. Marine Corps. Home address: Chickasha, Grady County. Mrs. Eunice McCary, Mother, 623 Kansas, Chickasha. Born April 9, 1918. Enlisted September 20, 1940. Served over seyen months in Iceland, and during the battles of Guadalcanal and Tarawa 1943, South Pacific. Died June 15, 1944, in action Saipan, Marianas Islands, Central Pacific. GEORGE L. McCULLEY, Staff Sergeant, U. S. Air Corps. Home address: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County. Mrs, Sam D. Huddleston, Mother, 2245 N. W. 10th St., Oklahoma City, Born November 5, 1921. Enlisted August 7, 1942. Decorations: Air Medal; Oak Leaf Cluster; Order of the Purple Heart awarded posthumously. Died May 27, 1944, in action bombing mission over France.

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EVERT D. McMONIGLE, Staff Sergeant, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address: Ponca City, Kay County. Mr. and Mrs. Porter McMonigle. Parents, 101 Ranch, Ponca City. Born May 19, 1923. Enlisted August 23, 1942. Served as Aerial Gunner on B-17 Flying Fortress on twenty-nine missions. Died May 8, 1944, in action over Berlin, Germany. LEROY W. MEAD, Second Lieutenant, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address : Sharon, Woodward County. Mrs. C. N. Mead, Mother, Sharon. Born September 20, 1920. Enlisted September 7, 1942. Died June 7, 1944, in action over England. DALE MEARS, Sergeant, U. S. Army Air Corps . Home address: Edmond, Oklahoma County. Mrs. Jean II.Mears, Wife, 3009 N. W. 13th St., Oklahoma City 7. Born February 20, 1914. Enlisted May 6, 1942. Served as Aerial Engineer. Died May 24, 1944, in airplane crash Palacios, Texas. MARVIN MEDLEY, Private, U. S. Army. Home address: McAleater, Pittsburg County. Mrs. Ella Medley, Mother, Rt. 1, McAlester. Born October 18, 1923. Enlisted February 9, 1943. Awarded Gtood Conduct and Marksmanship medals. Died June 6, 1944, in action beach landing Normandy, France.

U. 8. LAWRENCE ROBERT MEREDITH, Radioman, Third Cl-, Naval Reserve. Home address : Oklahoma City. Oklahoma County. Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Meredith, Parents, 1318 N. W. Park Place, Oklahoma City. Born April 18, 1924. Enlisted January, 1943. D c eoration: Order of the Purple Heart awarded posthumously. Died rne June 6, 1944, in action during the invasion of Normandy, F a c .

IiE8TER E. MINER, Private, First Class, U. S. Marine Corpe. Home address : Picher, Ottawa County. . Mrs. Lillian Miner, Mother, Picher. Born July 18, 1925. Enlisted September 24, 1943. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Attended public schools Picher. Died July 22, 1944, in action on Guam, Marianas Islands, Central Paaific. WAYNE LEON MINNICK,Lieutenant, Junior Grade, U. S. Navy. Home addresa: Helena, Alfalfa County. Mrs. Estella Minnick, Mother, Rt. 3, Ringwood, Oklahoma. Born March 6, 1915. Enlisted August, 1941. Member United Brethren Church. Attended Northwater. Died July 5, 1944, in line of duty crash landing, and buried with military honors a t Naval Operating Base, Trinidad off the coast of Venezuela, South America. KENNETH T. MITCHELL, Private, First Class, U. S. Marine Corps. Home address: Shawnee, Pottawatomie County. Mr. and Mrs. Lowell Mitchell, Parents, 916 N. Beard, Shawnee. Born August 15, 1923. Enliated January 10, 1942. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Graduated High School, Earlsboro, Oklahoma. Died June 15, 1944, i action Saipan, Marianas Islands, Central Pacific. n OBIE D. MITCHELL, Technical Sergeant, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address: Blanchard, McClain County. Mrs. Sarah Jane Mitchell, Mother, Blanchard. Born April 1, 1916. Enlisted November 17,1939. Decorations : Order of the Purple Heart ; Citation of Honor. Attended Southwestern Institute of Technology, Weatherford, and Oklahoma A. Bt M. College, Stillwater. Served as Tail Gunner on twenty-five missions. Died March 26, 1944, in action over Adriatic Sea, Europesn area, CLARENCE R. MOBLEY, Private, First Class, U. S. Army. Home address: Bartlesville, Washington County. M s Lulu Mobley, Mothr. er, 132 North Seminole Ave., Bartlesville. Born November 2, 1917. E n h t d November 16,1942. Decoration: Bronze Star awarded posthumonaly. Served with 34th "Bed Bull" Division, Lt. Glen. Mark W. Clark's 5th Army, in Italy. During a fierce engagement, volun-red to serve as litter bearer to evacuate the wounded under heavy inamant enemy mortar and artillery fire, displaying exemplary loyalty and bravery. Died May 31, 1944, in action during this engagem h t i I. n * b JAMBS H. MONTGOMERY, JR., First Lieutenant, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address: Maud, Seminole County. Mrs. Jean Montgomery, Wife, 533 North Chapman, Shawnee. Born September 25, 1921. Enlisted January 7, 1942. Decorations : Distinguished Flying &om; Air Medal; three Oak Leaf Clusters; Order of the Purple Hcsrt awarded posthumously. Served as Bombardier on B-17. R e parted missing in action June 22, 1943, over Germany. Died June 2§, 1944 (official date), over Uermany.
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JOHN E. MOORE, Sergeant, U.S. Army Air Corps. Home addrees: Union City, Canadian County. Mrs. Maxine Durgan, Sister, Loohebq Okldoma. Born January 24, 1919. @nlistedJune 5, 1941. Deeorations : Air M d l ; Oak Leaf Cluster; Bronze Star ; Order of the ea Purple Heart. Died April 18, 1944, Dunkerque, France. MARCUS 0. MOORE, Staff Sergeant, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address: Hanna, McIntosh County. M s Maud E. Moore, M t e , r. ohr 1213% South Peoria, Tulsa 5, Oklahoma. Born April 17, 1922. Enlisted November 14,1942. Served on sixteen missions. Died January 29, 1944, m action over European area. ROBERT C. MOSENA, Sergeant, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address: Morrison, Noble County. Mr. and M s Paul Mosena, Parents, r. Morrison. Born May 20, 1924. Enlisted January 20, 1943. Awarded Marksmanship Medal. Served as Radio Gunner. Died June 14, 1944, in action over Woelei, Caroline Islands, Pacific Ocean. J. S. MUNSEY, First Lieutenant, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address: Seminole, Seminole County. Mrs. S. A. Mumy, Mother, Seminole. Born May 17, 1916. Enlisted May 10, 1942. Decors: t~ons Air Medal ; Distinguished Flying Cross. Attended Oklahoma University. Football star. Died April 22, 1944, in action West Coast of England. ALFRED MUSSETT, Priyate, First Class, U. S. Army. Home address : Rufe, McCurtain County. J. L. Mussett, Father, Rufe. Born September 8, 1920. Enlisted September 26, 1942. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Died May 4, 1944, in action in Italy. EZRA C. NELSON, Technician, Fifth Grade, U. S. Army. Home address : Stidham, McIntosh County. M s Madge Nelson, Step-mother, r. eStidham. Born December 25,1911. Enlisted October 22, 1942. D c oration: Order of the Purple Heart. Died June 21, 1944, in action in France. ROBERT JOHN NESPOR, JR,,First Lieutenant, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address: Ponca City, Kay County. Mr. and Mna B. J. Nespor, 716 East South Ave., Ponca City. Born January 19,1921. Enlisted July, 1941. Died August 1, 1943, in action North A f r i a
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JOHN N. NEWMAN, Staff Sergeant, U. S. Army. Home addreas: Weatherford, Custer County. Mr. and M s Floyd C. Newman, r. Parents, Rt. 3, Weatherford. Born September 3, 1922. E l s e nitd August 12, 1940. Decorations: Order of the Purple Heart for w o ~ d received December 25, 1943; second Order of the Purple s Heart awarded posthumously. Attended Weatherford High 8chooL Served in the Cavalry a t Fort Bliss, Teuts, one year; then cur Cornmando and Paratrooper, Airborne Command. Died May 25, 1944, in action -, 0 Italp.

]BAJ%RYE NICHOLS, Corporal, U. S. Army. Home address: Mc. Curtain, Haskell County, Mr. and M s James W. Nichols, Parents, r. Mecurtain. Born July 8, 1922. Enlisted December 28, 1942. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Died November 27, 1943, on
board transport sunk by enemy action Mediterranean Sea. JOHN WILLARD NIVISION, Aviation Cadet, U. S. Army Air Corpa. Home address: Enid, Garfield County. M s Edward A. r. Nivision, Mother, 623 East Locust, Enid. Born December 31, 1922. Enlisted December 31, 1941. Died February 16, 1943, in airplane crash Albany, Georgia. GEORGE F. NOBLE, Second Lieutenant, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address: Enid, Garfield County. Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Noble, Parents, University Station, Enid. Born August 25, 1919. Enlisted January 6, 1942. Decorations: Air Medal; Order of the Purple Heart. Died July 31, 1943, in action Cesaro, Sicily.

ROSCOE EUGENE NORRIS, Second Lieutenant, U. S. Army Air

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Corps. Home address: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County. Mr. and Roscoe Norris, Parents, 1841 N. W. 13th St., Oklahoma City.

Born November 14, 1923. Enlisted January 28, 1943. Member Pilgrim Congregational Church, Oklahoma City. Graduated Classen High School 1942. Attended College of Engineering, University of Oklahoma. Grandson of Charles W. Schlosser who made the run into the Oklahoma Country in 1889 and staked a homestead claim near Oklahoma City. Received his commission February 8, 1944, at Aloe Army Air Field Victoria, Texas, and was stationed a t Abilene, Texas, on combat aerial gunnery training flying a P-47. Died June 9, 1944, in line of duty in airplane crash Palacios, Texas.

JOHNNIE ONESKY, Corporal, U. S. Army. Home address : Haileyville, Pittsburg County. A. M. Onesky, Brother, Haileyville. Born September 10, 1913. Enlisted January 7, 1941. Decoration : Order of the Purple Heart. Served with the 45th Division. Wounded in action September 16, 1942. Died February 16, 1944, in action Anzio Beaohhead, Italy. HOWARD V. PAHLKA, Private, First Class, U. S. Marine Corps. Home address: Minco, Grady County. Otto L.Pahlka, Father, Minco. Born December 12,1920. Enlisted October, 1940. Decoration : Order of the Purple Eeart. Died June 15, 1944, in action Saipan, Marianas Islands, Central Pacific. EMERSON J. PARADIS, Private, First Class, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address: Tulsa, T l a County. M s Dee Paradis Jackus r. son, Aunt, Director Traveling Libraries, State Library Commission, Capitol Building, Oklahoma City. Born November 21, 1909. Enlisted March 19, 1943. Decorations: European Theater Operations ribbon ; Presidential Unit Citation ; two Bronze Stars for meritorious serwices in connection with operations against the enemy, not in corn-

bat. Awarded Good Conduct Medal. Grandson of Joseph Richard and Minda J. Beall Paradis, '89ers, Kingfisher, Oklahoma Boy Scout, athlete, swimmer. Graduated High School, Tulsa, 1927. Employed by New York Stock Exchange, Tulsa. Following basic desert training in Utah and California, transferred to the administrative department of Eighth Army Air Force, Los Angeles, California. Volunteered for duty overseas and stationed in administrative department of Eighth Army Air Force, P-51 Mustang, in England. As combat operations clerk compiling mission summaries and other responsible duties pertaining to flight records, he was highly eommended for his team work, by Lt. Gen. James H. Doolittle. This team work enabled the 357th fighter group pilots to break all previous records in downing Luftwaffe interceptors in one afternoon's raid on Berlin in the autumn of 1944; also, P-51 Mustang pilots flew the second bombing trip, 5,000 miles to Russia, Italy and back, without the loss of one of their bombers or fighters in their heavy bombing of enemy assembly plants, airfields, oil refineries and aircraft. 1 Hospitalized February 20, 1945, in England. Died April 1 , 1945, of pulmonary tuberculosis, Fitzsimmons General Hospital, Denver, Colorado and buried with military honors a t Kingfisher, Oklahoma. HOMER LEE PARISH, Sergeant, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address: Konawa, Seminole County. Mr. and Mrs. F. H. Parish, Parents, Rt. 2, Konawa. Born October 23, 1924. Enlisted July 13, 1943. Decorations: Order of the Purple Heart; European Campaijp Ribbon. Awarded Good Conduct Medal. Graduated High School, Seminole, Oklahoma, 1943. Served as Armored Gunner in ball turret on B-17. Died July 1 , 1944, in action over England. 1

J I M R. PARKER, Private, U. S. Army. Home address : Kellyville, Creek County. Robert T. Parker, Brother, Kellyville. Born May 19, 1920. Enlisted May 12, 1942. Decoration : Order of the Purple Heart. Died May 12, 1944, in action in Italy. WILLARD MARTIN PARKER, First Lieutenant, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address: Tulsa, Tulsa County. Mrs. Willard Martin Parker, Wife, 1008 East 19th St., Tulsa 5. Born June 6,1916. Transferred to Air Corps August, 1941. Member New York State National Guard, in active duty U. S. Army February, 1940. Decorations: Order of the Purple Heart ; Pre-Pearl Harbor ribbon. Graduated and received wings Columbus, Mississippi, July 26, 1942. Served as Pilot on B-17 in North Africa. Listed missing in action in raid on Palermo, Sicily, May 9, 1943. Died May 10, 1944 (official date) i n action North African area. RBPMOND HASKEL ABNEY PARTON, Fireman, First Clam, U. S. Naval Reserve. Home address : Gracemont, Caddo County. Mrs. Eunice Parton, Mother, Anadarko, Oklahoma. Born January 6, 1926. E l s e July 10,1943. Served in the Atlantic and the Pacific (from nitd New Caledonia) campaigns, and wore three battle stam. On board

in line ad duty on U 8 S. W d @ t m , f oat a minrdon at ma, . . when the &ip was strnck and aank in a vlolent east coast hurricane. Died September 14,1944, from erposare and buried f o a raft in rm the Atlantic Ocean by devoted Wmates.
CLINT J. PATTERSON,Private, First Chs, U. 8. Army. Home addre#: Delaware, Nowata Connty. J A. Pattemon, Father, Rk . 1 Delaware. Born October 21,1909. Enlieted March 20,1942. Dee, oration: Order of the Purple Heart, Died June 14, 1944, in action in France. WILLIAM LESTER PBOBST, P r i v a ~ , First Class, U. S. Army. Home addre-m:Enid, W i e l d County. Wlim Probst, Father, 529 ila North 4th St., Enid. Born October 31, 1919. Enlisted December 14, , 1941. Injured in line-of duty in North Mrica. Died December 1 1943, in Britwood Hospital, New Pork. CLYDE ArlrlEN PULSE, F h t Lieutenant, U. S. Army. Home address: Enid, Garfield County. Mrs. Mary E. m e , Wife, 1521 Ws Oklahoma, Enid. Born October 7 1921. Enlisted Msy 15, et , 1942. Decoration : Bronze Star. Served ia the Cavalry. Died June 26, 1944, in action in Italy. CHARLES KENNETH QUAILS, First Lieutenant, U. S. Army. Home address: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County. Mr. and M s r. Charlea E. Qualls, Parents, 2412 South Walnut, Oklahoma City. Born Angast 3, 1919. Enlisted September 1, 1939. Decorations: Order of the P w l e Heart; Presidential Unit Citation. Member Oklahoma National Guard, enlisted 193'7 and discharged 1939. Served in Hawaii two and a half years. F o r action during attack on Pearl Harbor returned to states for officers' training at Fort Benning, Georgia, where he received his commission in August, 1942. Volunteered and trained as Paratrooper, Airborne Command. Embarked for duty overseas and served in combat in North Africa, Sicily, and Italy. In combat during the invasion of France June 6, 1944, and wounded on June 16. Hospitalized and returned to combat duty. Died December 26, 1944, in action i Belgium. n ROBERT M.RBLHM,Private, U. S. Army. Home address: Hooker, Texaa County. Mrs. Louise Rahm, Mother, Puma, Colorado. Born November 6, 1922. Edisted January 3 1943. Decoration: Order , of the Purple Heart. Served in Armored Division. Died May 30, 1944, in action in Italy. CHARbES T. RISNER, Private, U. S. Army. Home addresa: Nowata, Nowata County. Mrs. Pearl Ann Risner, Mother, Nowats. Born January 3, 1922. Enlisted December 4, 1942. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart awarded pcxpthumonsly. Served as Paratrooper, Airborne Commimd. Died June 8, 1944, in action in F a c . rne TILDEN H & w Sergeant, U. 5. Army. Home addma: . O Staff ManGmer County. Mrs. Cynthia L. Wright, Sieter, Rt. 2,

Mangnra Born June 20,1909. Enlisted January 2 8 , l W . Demrations : Order of the Purple Heart ; S l e Star. Talented as cowboy ivr musician. Died Febrnarg 18, 1944, in Italy. QRADY L.ROBBINS, Sergeant,U. S. Army. Home address: Enid, Garfield Comty. Mrs. E. L Bobbins, Mother, 708 W a t Elm, Enid. . Born March 4, 1917. Enlisted January, 1942. Decorations: Order of the Purple Heart; S l e Star. Served as Paratrooper, Airborne ivr Command. Crossed to North Africa in May, 1943, and made the jump on Sioily July 9, 1943. Wounded at Amio Beachhead, Italy, and sent to England until September 1 , 1944. Died September 23, 1 1944, in action in Holland. FLOYD R. ROGERS,Private, U. 8. Marine Corps. Home addrem: . Ravia, Johnaton County. Robert L Rogers, Father, Rt. 1, Ravia. Born December 23, 1923. Enlisted January, 1942. Decorations: Order of the Purple Heart ;Presidential Unit Citation ;Asiatic-Pacific xet Campaign Medal. In training, awarded E p r Rifleman, Pistol Expert, and Bayonet medals. Served in action against the enemy on Tarawa, Gilbert Islands. Died June 15, 1944, in action Saipan, Marianas Islands, Central Pacific. IRA FREDERICK ROTTZR, Fireman, Firat Class, U. 8. Naval R e serve. Home address: Cardin, Ottawa County. Mrs. Edna Evelyn Rotter, Wife, 313 B St., S.W., Miami, Oklahoma. Born F b u r 1 , eray 1 1917. Enlisted May 31, 1944. Member of Reorganized Church of Latter Day Saints, Graduated High School, Picher, Oklahoma. Gtold Star and Citation awarded posthumously by the American Legion. Died December 18, 1944, in line of duty on board the U. S. S. EuU snnk during a typhoon South Pacific.

LESTER E.RUST,Sergeant, U. S. Army. Home address : Mangum, Qreer County. Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Emmet Rust, Parents, Rt. 1.
Reed, Oklahoma. Born October 23, 1909. Enlisted October 7, 1942. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Awarded Good Conduct Medal. Served with Engineer Corps. Died June 6, 1944, in action in France. WINFIELD WAYNE SCOTT, Lieutenant Colonel, Field Artillery, U. 8. Army. Home address: Enid, Garfield County. Mr. and B h . Winfield Scott, Parents, 200 West Hackberry, Enid. Born July 15, 1902. Graduated U. S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, Maryland, 1924. Graduate Enid High School 1920. Commissioned Second Lieutenant in the Field Artillery, U. S. Army, June 14, 1924. Served at F . t Hoyle, Maryland ; Schofield Barracks, Hawaiian Islands ; Ft. Sill, Oklahoma; Ft. Bragg, North Carolina; and Ft. Stotzenbnrg, P i i hlp pine Islande (September, 1939, to December 7, 1941). Promoted to Lientenant Colonel December 24, 1941. In command of hie regbent from Lingnay G l , Lazon, Philippine hlands, from D8~ember7, uf 1941, back to Bataan and until the surrender April 7,1942. With his

officers and men he was on death march from Bataan to Cabanaturn where he died in July, 1942.

LOREN F. SESOW, Second Lieutenant, U. S. Army A r Corpg. i

Home address: Tulsa, Tulsa County. Mrs. Edna Sesow, Wife, 2801 East 11th St., T l a Born May 1, 1921. Enlisted March 7, 1942. us. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Served as Navigator. Died

December 31, 1943, in airplane crash, return mission from France, in English Channel. GARETH L. SHAW, Private, First Class, U. S. Army. Home address : Pawnee, Pawnee County. Mrs. Ella Jim, Mother, Pawnee. Born July 19,1921. Enlisted February 13, 1943. Decoration : Order of the Purple Heart. Pawnee Indian descent. Member Pawnee Indian Baptist Church. Died July 7, 1944, in action in France. L A m E N C E SHEA, Sergeant, U. S. Army. Home address: Perry, Noble County. Mrs. Lena Shea, Mother, 901 Locust St., Perry. Born June 12, 1917. Enlisted September 16, 1940. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Member Oklahoma National Guard, enlisted May 1, 1939. Died February 18, 1944, in action Anzio Beachhead, Italy. BEN SHELTON, Private, First Class, U. S. Army. Home addresa: Kiamichi, Pushmataha County. Mrs. Emma Shelton, Mother, Kiamichi. Born March 23, 1918. Enlisted October 1, 1942. Awarded Good Conduct Medal. Died June 6, 1944, in action in France. J O H N D. SHERRED, Private, First Class, U. S. Army. Home address: Finley, Pushmataha County. M s Rena P. Sherred, Mother, r. Finley. Born April 12, 1914. Enlisted 1941. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart awarded posthumously. Died April 16, 1944, North African area. WAYNE R. SHOEMATE, private, First Class, U. 9 Amy. Home . address : Tuskahoma, Pushmataha County. M s Eula Shoemate, r. ' Wife, Tuskahoma. Born October 12, 1914. Enlisted January 18, 1943. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Awarded Good Conduct Medal. Member of Baptist Church. Died June 24, 1944, in action New Guinea, Southwest Pacific. LEO M. SHULL, First Lieutenant, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address: Durant, Bryan County. Mrs. Iris N. Shull, Mother, Silo Route, Durant. Born March 1, 1918. Decoration : Air Medal ; Citation. Enlisted September 1940. Graduated Southeastern S a e tt College, Durant, 1940. Died May 28, 1944, in India. R U P H LEONARD SIEQLE, Corporal, U. S. Army. Home add=: Fairmont, Garfield County. Mrs. Clara (3. Siegle, Mother, Fairmont. Born May 2, 1924. Enlisted September 1, 1943. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Died July 1 , 1944, in action 1 North Sea.

WBLTER W. SMILEY, Captain, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address: Norman, Cleveland County. Mr. and M s B. W. Smiley, r.

Parents, 1 1West 21st St., Owensborn, Kentucky. Born August 13, 1 1921. Enlisted April 25, 1941. Decorations: Air Medal; three Oak Leaf Clusters; Order of the Purple Heart. Graduated High School, Norman, 1937. Attended Oklahoma University from September 1937. Primary training Spartan School of Aeronautics, Tulsa. Commissioned Second Lieutenant Brooks Field, San Antonio, Texas, February 20, 1942. Served as Pilot 33-17 Flying Fortress. He and crew one of original combat teams of 8th Air Force in England. Special commendation from Colonel, Air Corps Commanding, stated that Smiley heroically maintained squadron formation and covered squadron leader during combat mission over enemy territory October 9, 1942, when squadron leader's airplane was crippled by enemy fire and further stated : ''Maintaining formation under these dif ficdt conditions, in the face of severe enemy fire, with the resulting maintenance of defensive fire power resulted in the safe return of all aircraft to their bases, and reflects great credit on the statue of your training and morale. " Completed twenty missions. Reported m s is ing in action European Theatre April 17, 1943. Died April 18, 1944 (official date) in action North Sea. ADOLPHUS G. SMITH, Private, First Class, U. S. Army. Home address : Wilburton, Latimer County. Mrs. Bertie M. Smith, Mother, Rt. 2, Wilburton. Born November 13, 1915. Enlisted August 19, 1942. Decoration : Order of the Purple Heart. Died March 10, 1944, in action Bougainville Island, Southwest Pacific. CHARLES H. SMITH, Private, U. S. Army. Home address: Fort Gibson, Cherokee County. James Henry Smith, Father, 1107 Augusta St., Muskogee, Oklahoma. Born December 6, 1922. Enlisted February 2, 1943. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Died November 27, 1943, in action on board allied transport ship sunk by enemy North African area. HUMPHREY E. SMITH, Corporal, U. S. Army. Home address: r. Wewoka, Seminole County. M s Faye Smith, Wife, 230 East Firat St., Wewoka. Born December 22, 1914. Enlisted December 21, 1942. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Died November 27, 1943, on board transport ship sunk by enemy action in Mediterranean Sea. LUTHER HENDRICK SMITH, JR., Second Lieutenant, U. S. Army A i r Corps. Home address: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County. Luther H. gmith, Sr., 1138 North McKinley, Oklahoma City. Born January 4, 1924. Enlisted May 20, 1942. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. In England thirty days, served as Pilot B-17 on three missions. Died May 20, 1944, in action over England. RUSSELL B. SMITH, Second Lieutenant, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address :Harrah, Oklahoma County. M s Dorothy Mae Smith, r. wife, 1614 N . 27th St., Oklahoma city. Born October 21, 1916.

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Edhtd March 18, 1942. Decoration : Air Medal. Served in AlarrIa and in Mentian Idands. Bombardier instructor upon return. De id April 1 , 1944,Mum? Army Air F e d Mnroe, California. 7 il, JOHN W. SNEED, Seaman, First C a s U S. Navg. Home address: ls, . Rush Springs, Qrady County. Mrs. J. W. Sneed, Wife, Rush Springs B r February 2 , 1926. Enlisted March 4, 1942. Died June 21, on 7 1944, Fort Landerdale, Florida. CRAIG H. SORY, Private, U. S. Army. Home address: Ramona, Washingfmn County. Mrs. Lottie Sory, Mother, Ramona. Born February 17, 1907. Enlisted Febrnary 9, 1942. Decoration : Order of the Purple Heart. Died February 16, 1944, in action in Italy. HORACE EDWARD SPEARS,Ensign,U. S. Naval Reserve. Home address: Atus, Jackson County. Mr. and Mrs. Roy Spears, Parents, 518 North Hightower St., Altus. Born February 20, 1924. Else nitd June 13, 1942. Received wings and commissioned E s g at Naval nin A r Training Station, Corpus Christi, Texas, August 14, 1943. After i subsequent training in Carrier Qualification Training Unit, reported for active duty in Fighting Squadron involving flying in that Squadron November 12, 1943. Died April 30, 1944, in line of duty midair collision, gunnery exercise piloting Navy "Hell Cat" Fighter Plane from Carrier, Pacific Ocean. DAN J. STRAIN, Second Lieutenant, U. S. Army. Home addrese: Broken Bow, McCurtain County. Mr. and MrrJ. B. A. Strain, Parents, Star Rt., Broken Bow. Born May 17, 1920. Enlisted September 25, 1940. Graduated Murray State School of Agriculture, Tiahomingo. Member Methodist Church. Instructor Pilot. Died March 3, 1 W , Barkadale Field, Shreveport, Louisiana. LUTHER E. SUTTERFIELD, Technician, Fifth Grade, U. S. Army. Home address : Dunbar, Pushmataha County. Mrs. Bertha Sutterfield, Mother, Dunbar. Born December 27, 1918. Enlisted July 14, 1941. Died April 6, 1944, in action in Burma. JOHN H. SUTTLE, Sergeant, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address : Tuttle, Qrady County. E. A. Snttle, Father, Rt. 1, Tuttle. Born September 20,1922. Enlisted October, 1942. Served as Gunner- Died March 12, 1944, in bomber crash after take off, Mountain Home, Idaho.
JAMES STRI(XLi4ND SWARTS,Lieutenant, U, S. Naval Reserve. Home addrea: Chelsea, Rogers County. Jaimes W. Swa~ta, Father, Van Horn, Texm (member of Oklahoma Constitutional Convention, District 61, Chelsea). Born July 18, 1916. E l s e July, 1940. nitd Decoration: Order of the Purple H a t Bronze S a for valorous er; tr aondnct. Chemkee Indian descent. Graduated Georgia Military Academy, Milledgeville, Georgia; and University of Georgia 1941. CommhGoned Ensign February 28, 1941. Stationed in Hawaii,

aarPing at Pear1 Harbor December 7,1941; in Aleutian Idancis and Pacific are88 two yeam. Assigned to a Maryland post fw amphibious training March, 1943. When his Ahip was torpedoed during practice maneuvers in English Channel April 28, 1944, he unhesitatingly relinquished his own life belt to a soldier, efficiently supervised abandon-ship activities, and was the last to leave the sinking vessel. Died April 28, 1944, from shock and three hours exposure in cold waters, shortly after rescue from raft in English ChanneL GEORGE A. TANNER, First Lieutenant, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address :Ardmore, Carter County. Mrs.Madge E. H. Tanner, Mother, 408 "C" St., S. W., Ardmore. Born February 28, 1921. Misted April, 1942. Decorations: Air Medal; four Oak Leaf Clusters; Distinguished Unit Citation Badge. Served as Pilot on 48 missions with Liberator. Died July 2, 1944, in action over Budapest, Hungary. YARME TARPALECHER, Private, First Class, U. S. Army. Home address: Okmulgee, Okmulgee County. Reverend and M s Miller r. Tarpalechee, Parents, Okmulgee. Born November 3, 1919. Enlisted September 16, 1940. Fullblood Creek Indian. Member Big Cussetah Indian Methodist Church. Attended school Cussetah Community and Morris High School, Okmulgee County; also Chilocco Indian School, Chilocco, Oklahoma. Member Oklahoma National Guard, enlisted October 20, 1939. Embarked for duty overseas December 24, 1942. Served i Panama Canal Zone, Australia, and n New Britain. Died June 6, 1944, in action New Guinea, Southwest Pacific, RAYMOND P. TAYLOR, Sergeant, U. S. Army. Home address: Ashland, Pittsburg County. M s Maud Taylor, Mother, R . 1 r. t , Stuart, Oklahoma. Born January 16, 1917. Enlisted March 19, 1940. Rated excellent Tank Commander and Guaner and awarded several medals. Died May 20, 1944, in action Italian campaign. JIM R. TERRY, Sergeant, U. S. Narine Corps. Home address: Stillwater, Payne County. Mrs. Jim R. Terry, Wife, 1 1 East 1 Maple St., Stillwater. Born M a y 18, 1919. Enlisted July 2, 1942. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Expert Rifleman. Died June 28, 1944, Saipan, Marianas Islands, Central Pacific. ROBERT W. THOMAS, Sergeant, I. S. Army Air Corps. Home T address: Hunter, Garfield County. Mrs. Edna F. Thomas, Wife, Medford, Oklahoma. Born August 31, 1917. Enlisted January ,1941. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart awarded posthumously. Died April 1 1944, in line of duty airplane crash due to , enemy action New Guinea, Southweat Pacific. ROSS E. THOMPSON, Private, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home ad.&em: Peggs, Cherokee County. George R. !Chompson, Father,

Peggs. Born December 4, 1913. Enlisted January 2, 1983. Died November 21,1943, in action Mediterranean area. KENNETH E. THOMPSON,Technician, Fifth Grade, U. S. Army. Rome address: Quinton, Pittsburg County. Mr. and Mrs. S. E. Thompson, Parents, Quinton. Born December 4, 1920. Enlisted August 28,1940. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Awarded Good Conduct Medal and Marksmanship Medal. Served in the Italian campaign. Stationed in England January, 1944. Died June 9, 1944, in action in France. ALBERT W, TRURJIAN, Private, First Class, U. 8. Army. Home address: Afton, Ottawa County. Mrs. Elizabeth Thurman, Wife, Rt. 2, Afton. Born May 21, 1918. Enlisted December 8, 1942. Died June 6, 1944, in action Normandy Beachhead, France. G B L A M ) L. VAN PELT, Corporal, U. S. Army. Home address: Freedom, W o o d s County. Mrs. Garland L Van Pelt, Wife, 916 . Locust, Aha, Oklahoma. Rorn January 10, 1920. Enlisted October 12, 1942. Decorations: Order of the Purple Heart; Citation of Honor. Oradnated Freedom High School; attended Northwestern State College, Alva. Propeller specialist ground crew in Air Corps. Died November 27, 1943, in line of duty on board transport ehip sunk by enemy action in European area. EDWARD MTALh7R.,JR., Technical Sergeant, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home addresu: Clayton, Pushmataha Comity. Edward Walker, Sr., Father, Clayton. Rorn December 30, 1923. Enlisted August, 1942. Served with 8th Air Force. Died March 19, 1944, in action over France. GEORGE 8. WEABER, Second Lieutenant, U. S. Marine Corps. Home address : Enid, Garfield County. Mr. and Mrs. George Weaber, Parents, 514 South Garfield, Enid. Born August 11, 1919. Enlisted September, 1940. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Recommended for Silver Star. Made Sergeant before entering Officers' Training School. Received commission as Second Lieutenant Quantico, Virginia. Augmt, 1943. Died September 27, 1944,in action Peleliu, Palua Islands, Central Pacific. ROBERT JAMES WHEETJER, Pharmacist's Mate, Second Clam, U. S. Naval Reserve. Home address: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, M s Julia Howell Wheeler, Mother, 1421 N. W. 4lst St., r. Oklahoma City 6. Born March 26, 1918. Enlisted October 2 , 1942. 0 Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart awarded posthumously. Died July 21, 1944, on Hospital Ship Guam, Marianas Islands, and buried with military honors at sea, Pacific Ocean. CLLFE'ORD E, WHITE, Staff Sergeant, U. S. Army A r Corpe. i Home nddress : Adamson, Pittsburg County. M s h a R White, r. Mother, Adamson. Born May 15, 1918. E l s e February, 1 4 . nitd 91

Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Served as Aerial Gunner. Died March 29, 1944, in action over England. JAMES D. WHITE. Staff Sergeant, U. S. Army Air Corps: Home address: Lexington, Cleveland County. Mrs. Lillie White, Mother, Lexington. Born January 23, 1916. Enlisted September 25, 1942. Eagle Scout. Attended University of Oklahoma and trained three years in Reserve Officers' Training Corps. Died April 5, 1944, near Manduria, Italy.

SAM BEN WHITE, JR.,-Najor, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County. Mm. Vivian F'ite White, Wife, 2916 N. W. 14th St., Oklahoma City. Born January 26, 1917. Enlisted October 15, 1940. Decorations : Silver Star ; Distinguished Flying Cross ; Oak Leaf Cluster ; Presidential Unit Citation. Choctaw-Chickasaw Indian descent, great grandson of the late Cyrus Harris, first Governor of the Chickasaw Nation, and son of S. B. (Sr.) and Grace Muncrief White. Graduated Classen High School, Oklahoma City; received B. S. degree in Business Oklahoma City University, 1940. Stationed at Hickam Field, Honolulu, pre-Pearl Harbor December 7, 1941, and subsequently sent to Ouadalcanal, where he flew sixty-five missions. Second overseas assignment April, 1944, based in India where he flew eleven missions over Tokio and Mukden until promoted to Operations Officer. Letter from Commanding General, 13. H. Arnold, Army Air Forces, stated: "Throughout his commissioned career he repeatedly displayed admirable trait: of character and initiative that marked him as a leader of men. He was a skillful pilot whose ability earned the admiration of fellow airmen. . . ." Died December 7,1944, in action on volunteer mission airplane explosion over Loshan, China.

OWEN A. WIGGINTON, Private, U. S. Marine Corps. Home address: Wister, LeFlore County. Mrs. Corey Wigginton, Mother, Wister. Born August 5, 1925. Enlisted October 7, 1943. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart; Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal. Wounded serving with 4th Division in invasion of Saipan. Died June 22, 1944, of wounds Saipan, Marianas Islands, Central Pacific. JACK M. WILEY, Sergeant, U. S. Army. Home address: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County. Mrs. Sarah E. Wiley, Mother, 2118 N. E. 12th St., Oklahoma City. Born February 23, 1920. Enlisted January 1,1942. Decoration : Order of the Purple Heart. Attended Central High School. Member of Kelham Avenue Baptist Church, Oklahoma City. Served as Paratrooper, Airborne Command. Died December 15, 1943, in action in Italy. GEORGFE M. WILLIAMS, Master Sergeant, U. S. Army. Home address : Geronimo, Comanche County. George L.Williams, Father, Faxon, Oklahoma. Born December 2, 1922. Enlisted November, 1942. Decorations : Air Medal ; Order of the Purple Heart awarded

porrthumotas1y. Died February 22, 194& in line of duty bomber eraah Sheffield, Englaxid, on retrOm raid over Dnr r e rmk JAMES W.WILLIAMS, Corporal, U- S. Army Air Corps. Home a d h : Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Connty. M s Ezzie L e N a , r. e el Mother, 605 5 E. 35th St., Oklahoma City. Born May 2% 1917. En. Listed June 2, 1942. Died April 20, 1944, on board tr-port ship sank by enemy action in Mediterraneu Sea. JOLUEPH D. WILI;IAMS, Private, U. 5 Amy. Home address: . . Howe, LeFlore County. Mr. and Mm. J Lee William, Parents, Rt. 1, Howe. Born December 31, 1914. Enlisted December 5, 1942. Died March 16, 1944, in action New W e a , Southwesf Pacific. GOBMAN LOUIS WILE.., Corporal, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address: Weatherford, Cnater County. L. 0. Wilks, Father, 116 East Proctor, Weatherford. Born March 26,1920. Enlisted August 4, 1942. Awarded Marksmanship Medal. Graduated High School, Cordell, Oklahoma, and Harding Christian College, Seamy, Arkansas. Athlete and member men's chorus. Stationed in England since November 15, 1943, with A i r Corps complement squadron, in charge of accounts. Died March 15, 1944, airplane crash Hethel, England. ALF&ED R WILICINSON, Private, U. S. Army. Home address: . Arcadia, Oklahoma County. Ed Wilkinson, Father, Sparks, O h homa. Born March 3, 1918. E l s e January 22, 1942. Served nitd in Coast Artillery. Died July 2, 1944, i action in Italy. n RALPH W. WRIGHT, First Lieutenant, U. S. Army Air Corps. r. Home address: Muskogee, Muskogee County. M s Ralph W. Wright, Wife, 239 Hmter St., Stillwater, Oklahoma. Born Dei cember 17, 1922. Enlisted October, 1942. Decorations: A r Medal; four Oak Leaf Clusters; Order of the Purple Heart. Served as E'irst Pilot B-17Flying Fortress. Died M a y 7, 1944, in action over &gland. HABLAN H WYMAN, Corporal, U, 8. Army A r Corps. Home . i address : Waiikomis, Garfield County. Mrs. Edna Tinker Wyman, Wife, Waukomis. Born March 18, 1924, Enlisted March 22, 1944. Served aa Nose Gunner. Died October 28,1944, in line of duty airplane crash Chatham Field, Savannah, Georgia. MALCOLM MONmTTE YEWELL, First Lieutenant, U. S. Marine Corps. Home address: Enid, Garfield C o w . Mrs. M B. Yewell, . Mother, 2220 East Maple, Enid. Born M r h 17, 1918. Enlieted ac Angnst 21, 1942. Graduated with B- S. degree from Phillips University, Enid, 1941. Trained a Qnantico, Virginia. Died Sep t tember 21, 1944, in action Palau Islands, Pacific Ocean.

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JESSE LEROY ADAMSON, Seaman, Second Class, U. S. Naval Reserve. Home address : Tecumseh, Pottawatomie County. &. and M s J. J. Adainson, Parents, Rte. 3, Tecumseh. Born January r. 2, 1926. Enlisted December 31, 1944. Decoration : Order of the Purple Heart awarded posthumously. Member Holiness Church. Died February 17, 1945, in line of duty on board ship hit by enemy off Iwo Jima, Volcano Islands, Pacific Ocean. FLOYD LESTER ADAY, Private, First Class, U. S .Army. Home address: Shawnee, Pottawatomie County. Mrs. Sarah K. Aday, Mother, Rte. 3, Shawnee. Born August 3, 1911. Enlisted April 10, 1944. Served with the 80th Division, 3rd Amy. Died January

16, 1945, in line of duty, by bombing from enemy aircraft at Nocher, Luxembourg, Germany. LONNIE ELZA ALTOM, Private, Pirst Class, U. S. Marine Corps Reserve. Home address : Healdton, C a r t e r Connty. Mrs. Ethel Altom, Mother, Healdton. Born December 2, 1921. Enlisted August 1, 1942. Member of Church of Christ. Graduated High School, Fox Community, May 5, 1942. Died September 17, 1944, in action on Peleliu, Palan Islands, W e s t e r n Pacific. WILLIAM OSCAR AMOS, Private, F i r s t Class, U. S.- Army. Home address: McCurtain, Haskell County. Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Amos, Parents, Rte. 1, McCurtain. B o r n December 3, 1924. Enlisted November 17, 1943. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Attended Haskell County grade schools. Member Free Will Baptist Church. Sailed for duty overseas in June, 1944. Wounded in action October 21, 1944, in Sicily, and returned to active duty November 5, 1944. Died January 2, 1945, in action in Northern Italy. ROLAND W. ANDERSON, Private, F i r s t Class, U. S. Army. Home address: Maud, Rte. 1, Pottawatomie County. Mrs. Maudie F. Anderson, Mother, Rte. 1, Maud. Born December 24, 1920. Enlisted August 27, 1942. Died J a n u a r y 7, 1944, in action in France.

ROY LARUE ANDERSON, JR., Second Lieutenant, U. S. Army. Home address : Konowa, Seminole County. Roy L. Anderson, Father, Konowa. Born December 17, 1922. Enlisted April 6, 1943. Decorations: Order of the Purple Heart ; Distinguished Service Cross awarded posthumously. Awarded Expert Infantryman, Combat Infantryman, and Good Conduct medals as an enlisted man. Graduated High School, Idabel, Oklahoma, 1939. Member of senior class at Oklahoma A. & M. College, Stillwater, a t time of enlistment. Held commission i n Reserve Officers Training Corps. Member of Methodist Church, Stillwater. Member Konowa Post No. 70, American Legion. Graduated with I n f a n t r y Officers Class 323A, Fort Benning, Georgia. Served with t h e 84th (Railsplitters) Division. His citation accompanying the Distinguished Service Cross stated in part : " On 29 November 1944, in .----......., when two companies were temporarily halted by enemy machine gun fire, Lieutenant Anderson, a platoon leader, though previously wounded, courageously ild moved forward alone, neutralized t h e enemy fire and k l e at least five of the enemy. Still disregarding his own wound and i deapite enemy action, he carried two of h s wounded men to safety. After moving his platoon forward, L i e u t e n a n t Aqderson became the victim of artillery fire as he checked a n d bettered his men's position." Died December 1, 1944, a t L i n d e r n , Germany.
JACK D. ASHBY, Corporal, U. S. Army. Home address: Barnsdall, Osage County. D. E. Ashby, F a t h e r , Barnsdall. Born Jan-

nary 1 , 1924. Enlisted February 21, 1943. Decoration: Order 1 of the Purple Heart; Silver Star ; Presidential Unit Citation. Served as Gunner in Tank Battalion. Died February 2, 1944, in action in Germany. TRUITT ROY ASHCRAFT, Private, First Class, U. S. Army. Home address: Payson, Lincoln County. Mrs. T. C. Ashcraft, Mother, Payson. Born May 1, 1909. Enlisted April 3, 1942. Attended public schools a t Earlsboro, Oklahoma. Member Pentacostal Church. Awarded Marksmanship and Rifle medals. Served with the 90th Division. Died July 8, 1944, in action in France. ELVIN LAONE ATCHLEY, Private, First Class, U. S. ArmyHome address: Elk City, Beckham County. Mr. and Mrs. L. EAtchley, Parents, Rte. l, Fullerton, California. Born August l, 1924. Enlisted August 2, 1943. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Graduated High School, Elk City, 1941. Attended Oklahoma A. & M. College, Stillwater. Member of Church of Christ. Served with Medical Corps. Died June 6, 1944, in action in France. JAMES RALPH ATTERBURY, Technical Sergeant, Fifth Grade, U. S. Army. Home address: Douglas, Garfield County. Mrs. Louie M. Atterbury, Mother, Douglas. Born November 13, 1906. Enlisted March 3, 1942. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Graduated High School, Douglas, May 18, 1925. Attended Oklahoma A. & M. College, Stillwater, one year. Member of Christian Church. Served with Tank Destroyer Battalion. Died December 5, 1944, in action in Germany. MAX EARNEST AUSTELLE, Sergeant, U. S. Marine Corps. Home address: Ada, Pontotoc County. Mrs. Mable Agnes Eischeid, Mother, 715 East 17th St., Ada. Born September 8, 1920. Enlisted September, 1943. Attended Horace Mann School, Ada, and graduated Central High School, Oklahoma City, in 1937. Member St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Ada. Finished boot camp Camp Pendleton, California, as Private, First Class, rating as expert rifleman and honor man of his platoon. Sailed for duty overseas in July, 1944, and was stationed in Hawaiian Islancls. Served through Battle of Iwo Jima. Died March 26, 1945, in line of duty, during surprise attack by Japanese on Iw Jima, Volcano Islands, Western Pacific. LEBLON BABER, Corporal, U. S. Army. Home address : Bokchito, Bryan County. Mr. and Mrs. William J. Baber, Parents, Rte. 1, Bokchito. Born December 14, 1915. Enlisted July 29, 1940. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Graduated from school at Bennington, Oklahoma, in May, 1936. Died July 1 , 1944, in action 1 in France. HOMER R. BAILEY, Private, First Class, U. S. Army. Home address: Ardmore, Carter County. Mr. and M s M. H. Bailey, r.

Parents, 617 4th St., N. W., Ardmore. Born September 6, 1918. Enlisted March 13, 1940. Great-peat-g~rmdsonof Cyras Harris, first Governor of the Chickasaw Nation. &med one year in Heavy Field Artillery at Fort Sam Houston, Texas; volmteered for mrvice in Philippine Islands, sailed in April, 1941, and was stationed at Fort Mills on Corregidor in the Coast Artillery. Wounded i~ the Battle of Corregidor, he was taken prisoner by the Japanese
in May, 1942. Died December 14,1944, in the massacre of American prisoners of war by the Japanese at Perto Princesaa, Palawan, Philippine Islands. WILLIAM LEONARD BAKER, Second Lieutenant, U. S. Marine r. Corps Reserve. Home address: Hobart, Kiowa County. M s Wm. L. Baker, Wife, Skirvin Tower Hotel, Oklahoma City. Born November 26, 1922. Enlisted in the autumn of 1942. Decorations : Order of the Purple Heart ; Asiatic-Pacific Campaign M d l ea. Attended Texas A. & M. College and the University of Oklahoma, Norman. Member Presbyterian Church. -Sailed for duty overseas with the Fourth Marine Division in October, 1944. Died February 19, 1945, in action on Iwo Jima, Volcano Islands, Western Pacific. RAY BANKS, Corporal, U. S. Army. Home address: Braden, Le Flore County. Frank Banks, Father, Libby's Cottage No. 35, Selma, California. Born June 28, 1923. Enlisted February, 1939. Attended L Flore County public schools. Served as Paratrooper, e Airborne Command. W a s in the invasion of Sicily and Italy; was wounded in Italy, and after hospitalization in Sicily returned to active duty. Died January 3, 1945, in action in Belgium. WILLIAM JOSEPH BUNHART, First Lieutenant, U. S. Army. Home address: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County. Mr. and M s r. Lyall Barnhart, Parents, 1711 Huntington Drive, Oklahoma City Born February 16, 1920. Enlisted March 15, 1942. Decorations: Order of the Purple Heart; two Oak Leaf Clusters; Bronze Star Silver Star ; Certificate of Merit for outstanding service in t h ~ Defense of Bastogne (Battle of the Bulge). Graduated from Classen High School, Oklahoma City; and from Remper Military Academy, Boonville, Missouri, in the spring of 1941. Member Crown Heights Christian Church, OBlahoma City. Sailed for duty overseas in September, 1944. Served with the 10th Armored Division. Died December 30, 1944, in action in Bastogne, Belgium. HERBERT ELI BERRY, Private, First Class, U. S. Amy. Home address: antlers, Pushmataha County. Mrs. Dottie Berry, Mother, Antlem. Born November 8, 1922. Enlisted January 5, 1939. Awarded Marksmanship and Oood Conduct medals in training. Sailed for duty overseas March 25, 1944. Died July 4, 1944, in action in France. ERNEST EDMOND BILLINGSLEY, JR., Seaman, First Class, U. S. Naval Reserve. Home address: F s e , Stephens Connty. otr

Mr. and Mrs. Edmond E. Billingsley, Sr., P r n s Rte. 1, Foster. aet, Born June 1, 1921. Enlisted September 29, 1942. Graduated High School, Bray, Oklahoma in 1941. Member of Methodist Church. Died December 18, 1944, in Pacific area. ROY BISHOP, JR., Corporal, U. S. Marine Corps. Home address:
Medford, Grant County. M s Alice Bickerdike, Guardian, Medford. r. Born March 14, 1922. Enlisted January 13, 1942. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Attended High School, Medford. Served on the front lines in Bougainville fifty-one days; wounded in action on Guam, hospitalized and returned to active duty. Died March 6, 1945, in action on Iwo Jima, Volcano Islanda, W s e n etr Pacific. ARTHUR LEE BOBO, Seaman, Second Class, U. S. Naval Reserve. Home address: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County. J. B. Bobo, Father, Rte. 3, Oklahoma City 7. Born July 5, 1926. Enlisted October 26, 1944. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Graduated from Webster Junior High School in 1940, and from Central High School in 1944, Oklahoma City. Attended Oklahoma City University. Eagle Scout, football player on Central team; member of Central band, of Macbees, and of Phi Chi Fraternity. Member of Trinity Baptist Church. Served in the Hospital Division aboard the U. S. S. Carrier Franklin. Died March 19, 1945, b aotion when the Franklin wss bombed by the Japanese about eixfy miles off the coast of Japan.

ORVILLE BOOKS, Technical Sergeant, U. S. Army. Home address: Enid, Garfield County. R. R. Books, Father, 403 Weet Cherokee, Enid. Born May 7, 1918. Enlisted September 21, 1941. Decorations: Order of the Purple Heart; Bronze Star. Died Sep tember 21, 1944, in action in France.
GEORGE MELVIN BOOTH, Seaman, Second Class, U. S. Navy. Home address: Shattuck, Ellis County. M a Mary A. Booth, r Mother, Shattuck. Born May 14, 1926. E l s e October 25, 1944. nitd Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Attended High School, Shattuck. Member of Baptist Church. Died March 19, 1945, in action in South Pacific.

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L. J. BOPLES, Private, First Class, U. S. Marine Corps. Home address: Holdenville, Hughes County. Mr. and M s W. t. r. Boyles, Parents, HoldenviUe. Born May 15, 1925. E l s e Ocnitd tober 8, 1943. Attended Moss High School. Died March 15, 1945, in action on Iwo Jima, Volcano Islanda, Western Pacific.
HENRY CLAY CAaLE, Private, First Class, U. S. Marine Corps Reserve. Home address : Hobart, Kiowa County. Mra. Essie E. Cagle, Mother, 810 North Holyoke, Wichita, Kansas. Born November 17, 1924. Enlisted September 27, 1943. Attended H O W

public schools. Member Mt. Teepee Church. Died February 21, 1945, in line of duty on Iwo Jima, Volcano Islands, Western Pacific. LEWIS JEAN CAMP, Sergeant Major, U. S. Marine Corps. Home addxess: Poteau, Le Flore County. Mr. and Mrs. Matt Camp, Parents, Poteau. Born September 22, 1915. Enlisted May 28, 1934. Awarded Marksmen, Rifleman, and Good Conduct medals. Graduated Poteau High School 1934. Served in sea duty on U. S. S. Cabot. Wounded November 24, 1944, in action commanding his gun crew when the Cabot was bombed by Japanese suicide plane. Died November 25, 1944, of wounds and buried at sea with full honors in the South Pacific. HAROLD CAMPBELL, Technical Sergeant, U. S. Army. Home address: Seminole, Seminole County. Mrs. Donivee Campbell, Wife, 1101 Eureka St., Seminole. Born March 2, 1916. Enlisted October 16, 1941. Decorations : Order of the Purple Heart; American Theatre Defense, European Theatre Defense, and Victory medals. Awarded Good Conduct Medal and Infantry Combat Badge. Attended public schools and member of Christian Church, Little Field, Texas. Died December 4, 1944, in action in Germany. PAUL HENRY CARR, Gunner's slate, Third Class, U. S. Naval Reserve. Home address : Checotah, McIntosh County. Mrs. Goldia Lee Carr, Wife, 125 East 18th St., Tulsa 5. Born February 13, 1924. Enlisted May 28, 1943. Decorations: Order of the Purple Heart; Silver Star awarded posthumously. Recommended by his Commander for the award of the Navy Cross. Graduated from Checotah High School in 1942. Played center on high school football team, and during his senior year, was selected second best high school football center in Oklahoma. Referring to his gallantry in action in the second Battle of the Philippine Sea, aboard the U. S. S. Samuel B. Roberts, his Commander wrote in part: "Paul was better known to me than many of the men, except the chiefs, this in spite of the fact that he was very quiet and unassuming. He was, from the very first one of our more outstanding men, and we had a fine crew throughout. His gun was the pride and joy of the ship's ordnance department, due not alone t o his tireless energy in servicing it as a fond mother would a cherished baby . . . but due to his inspiring leadership, which shown forth like a beacon during the battle of October 25th. Gun '2' was always an outstanding gun, that day it was superb . . ." Died October 25, 1944, in action aboard the U. S. S. Samuel B. Roberts, off Samar Island, Philippine Sea. JACK A. CARTER, JR., Private, First Class, U. S. Marine Corps. Home address: Burneyville, Love County. Mr. and Mrs. Jack Carter, Sr., Parents, Burneyville. Born August 2, 1924. Enlisted December 10, 1942. Decorations: Order of the Purple Heart awarded posthumously ; Asiatic-Pacif ic Campaign Medal ; Presi-

dentid Unit Citation to the Sqcond Marine Division in the Battle of Tarawa, Gilbert Islands, November 20-24, 1943. Died June 15, 1944, in action in Pacific area. CLARX W. CHESTNUT, Private, First Class, U. S. Army. Home address: Enid, Garfield County. J. C. Chestnut, Father, Nash, Oklahoma. Born October 26, 1918. Enlisted March 4, 1944. Decorations : Order of the Purple Heart ; Presidential Citation f o r bravery in action. Served in the Heavy Artillery. Died October 20, 1944, in action in Germany. ' RAY RALEIGH CLEMENTS, Sergeant, U. S. Marine Corpa Home address: Tulsa, Tulsa County. Mr. and Mrs. L. D. Clements, Parents, 3 Sopth Victor, Tulsa 4. Born November 18, 1920. Enlisted October 16, 1940. Decorations : Order of the Purple Heart ; American Defense Service Medal ; Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal. Graduated High School, Waurika, Oklahoma, in May, 1940. Member Future Farmers of America. Died July 23, 1944, in action on Guam, Marianas Islands, Central Pacific. JODIE SOIL COKER, Seaman, First Class, U. S. Navy. Home address: El Reno, Canadian County. Mrs. Willie T. Coker, Wife, 612 West Woodson St., El Reno. Born April 10, 1915. Enlisted May 5, 1943. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Member of Baptist Church. Died November 24, 1944, in action on Leyte, Philippine Islands. HAROLD J A Y COLLIS, First Lieutenant, U. S. Marine Corps. Home address: Tulsa, Tulsa County. Mrs. Harold J. Collis, Wife, Box 1274, Tulsa. Born April 22, 1917. Enlisted October 15, 1942. Decoration : Order of the Purple Heart ; Citation of Honor. Qraduated from Central High School, Tulsa, in 1935; and from Oklahoma A. & M. College, Stillwater, in 1939. Member First Methodist Church, Tulsa. The Citation for his gallantry in action stated in part: "When one of the platoons of his company was attempting to withdraw from an untenable position and suffering severe casualties from enemy weapons which controlled the route of withdrawal, First Lieutenant Collis unhesitatingly exposed himself to the intense hostile fire to throw smoke grenades and provide a n effective screen for the evacuation of the wounded. Completely disregarding his own personal safety, he rushed into a fire-swept ravine and, while working to remove casualties, was himself mortally wounded." Died October 4, 1944, in action on Peleliu, Palau Islands, Western Pacific. WILLIAM RAMON COOK, Sergeant, U. S. Army Air Force. Home address: Elk City, Beckham County. M s Ray V. Castler. berry, Sister, 304 North Madison, Elk City. Born March 13, 1924. Enlisted August 2, 1943. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Served as Gunner on Bomber (B-17). Died August 24, 1944, in action over Germany.

R. E COX,JR., Technical Sergeant, U. S. Army A i r Corps. Home . addreas: Coalgate, Coal County. Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Cox, S. r,
Parents, Coalgate. Born January 11, 1917. Enlisted October, 1942. Decorations : Order of the Purple Heart ; Citation of Honor. Choctaw Indian descent. Graduated from Coalgate High School in 1935, and from Oklahoma A. & N. College, Stillwater, i n 1941. Sailed for duty overseas in December, 1943. Served as Radio Operator on Bomber (B-17). Died February 20, 1944, in action on a bombing mission over Germany.

DELTON RAY CRUCE, Seaman, First Class, U. S. Naval Reserve. Home address : Wewoka, Seminole County. Mr. and Mrs. ' Amos Cruce, Parents, Rte. 2, Wewoka. Born May 15, 1924. Enlisted August 3, 1943. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Attended Buttner High School. Served as Gunner on the U. S. S. Bismark Sea. A letter from the Commanding Officer, stated : "We had one of the finest crews that I have ever sailed with and your son was an outstanding member. Delton had many friends on the ship. His cheerfulness and willingness to work had contributed much to his popularity." Died February 21, 1945, in action when the Bismark Sea was sunk in an air attack by the enemy off Iwo Jima, Volcano Islands, Western Pacific.

DERALD DEAN CUTTER,Private, First Class, U. S. Army. Home address: Covington, Garfield County. Mrs. Lettie Cutter, Mother, Covington. Born January 10, 1924. Enlisted June 21, 1943. Decorations : Order of the Purple Heart ; European Campaign Ribbon. Awarded Marksmanship and Good Conduct medals. Attended Covington High School. Member of Christian Church. Served four months overseas in the North African area. Died October 23, 1944, in action in Northern Italy, and buried in the U. S. cemetery near San Clemente, Italy, with military honors.
ARNOLD W. DANIEL, Sergeant, U. S. Army. Home address: Wynnewood, Garvin County. Mrs. D. G. Daniel, Mother, Wynnewood. Born August 6, 1917. Enlisted January, 1941. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Referred to by a friend in combat as a real "soldier" and a "hero," for Sergeant Daniel never returned from the field in the jungle where, left in command of his squad, he stood under heavy fire facing a superior number of the enemy that another group of his own company in an imperiled position might have a chance to withdraw from the onslaught. Died May 24, 1944, in action near Sarmi, New Guinea, South Pacific.

DONALD DEE DAVIDSON, Private, First Class, U. S. Marine Corps Reserve. Home address: Tulsa, Tulsa County. Mrs. Addie M. Norris, Mother, 1131 East Haskell Place, Tulsa 6. Born August 27, 1926. Enlisted April 26, 1944. Decorations: Order of the

Purple Heart ; Asiatic-Pacific Campaign . Medal. Graduated from Lowell Junior High School May 7, 1943. Served overseas five months. Died March 7, 1945, in action on Iwo Jima, Volcano Islands, Western Pacific. LLOYD ARLIN DELLINGER, Watertender, First Class, U. S. Naval Reserve. Home address : Henryetta, Okmulgee County. M a r Wm. Bennett, Mother, Rte. 1, Henryetta. Born November 18, 1919. Enlisted January 24, 1942. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Certificate for military merit, and Presidential Certificate in Memoriam. Attended public schools a t Morris, Oklahoma. Member of United Mine Workers of America. Boarded the U. S. S. Donnell on June 20, 1943, subsequently making five trips overseas. Died May 3, 1944, in line of duty on his sixth trip, at sea. EUGENE FRANCIS DORSEY, Private, First Class, U. S. Army. Home address: Elk City, Beckham County. Mrs. Cleo Dorsey, l, Wife, 311 South E k Elk City. Born June 8, 1919. Enlisted September 24, 1944. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart awarded posthumously. Attended High School, Sayre, Oklahoma. Member of Masonic Lodge. Died June 10, 1945, in action on Okinawa, Ryukyu Islands, East China Sea. LEWIS RAY DUNN, Seaman, Second Class, U. S. Naval Reserve. Home address: Nowata, Nowata County. Mrs. Dorothy Lee Dunn, Wife, Nowata. Born November 14, 1923. Enlisted July 1, 1943. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Graduated Nowata High School in 1943, having served as co-captain of the all-victorious Nowata 1942 football t.eam and as president of the 1943 senior class. Attended the University of Oklahoma, Norman. Member of the Methodist Church. Wounded on board ship, by an exploding bomb during the invasion of Iwo Jima on February 24, 1945, and moved t o the U. S. Fleet Hospital on Guam. Died March 9, 1945, on Guam, Marianas Islands, Central Pacific. MARSHaLL E. DYCHE, Corporal, -U. S. Army. Home address: Carrier, Garfield County. Mrs. Ralph Dyche, Mother, Carrier. Born December 14, 1922. Enlisted August 29, 1942. Graduated from Carrier High School and from Enid Business College. Served in the Quartermaster's Department. Died October 29, 1943, in action in Sicily. . 1. OTIS EAVES, Staff Sergeant, U. S. Army. Home address: Bethel, , McCurtain County. Mr. and Mrs. F. M. Eaves, Parents, Rte. 1 Lane, Oklahoma. Born April 29, 1918. Enlisted September '1, 1942. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Member of the Baptist Church. Served with the 45th Division. Died May 26, 1944, in action in Rome, Italy. EDWARD CHRISTOPHER FAGAN,Radarman, Third Class, U. S. Naval Reserve. Home address : Okmdgee, Okmulgee County. Mrs.

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E. C. Fagan, Mother, 705 South Okmulgee, Okmulgee. Born October 27 1925. Enlisted October, 1943. Decoration : Order of the ', Purple Heart. Graduated from Okmulgee High School on May 27, 1943. Member of St. Anthony's Catholic Church. Died December 3, 1943, in line of duty on U. S. S. Cooper sunk in Ormoc Bay, Philippine Islands. MELVIN TROY FORD, Seaman, First Class, U. S. Naval Reserve. Home address: Elk City, Beckham County. Mrs. Jewel Ford, Mother, 402 West 5th Street, E l k City. Born February 10, 1925. Enlisted February 11, 1943. Attended Beckham County schools. Sailed f o r duty overseas in June, 1943, and stationed in New Zealand. Served through the Battle or Tarawa and the Gilbert Islands. Transferred to 5th Amphibious Forces. Died May 9, 1944, in hospital in Hawaiian Islands and buried in Halawa Naval Cemetery near the town of Aeia with memorial services in his honor. HAROfiD ESTHEL FOSSETT,Private, U. S. Marine Corps. Home address: Hinton, Caddo County. Mr. and Mrs. J. N. Fossett, Parents, Hinton. Born August 21, 1925. Enlisted June 2, 1944. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart awarded posthumously. Attended Prairie View School, Caddo County, where he was awarded the American Legion Citizenship and Scholarship award in the 8th Grade. Graduated from Hinton High School in 1943. Member of Hinton football team and of Future Farmers of America. Member of Baptist Church. Sailed for duty overseas in November, 1944. Died April 4, 1945, in action during the invasion of Okinawa, Ryukyu Islands, East China Sea. . ROBERT BLAIR FOWLER, Radarman, Third Class, U. 8 Navy. Home address: Tulsa, Tulsa County. Mrs. R. B. Fowler, Wife, 1136 South Quaker, Tulsa. Born April 2, 1922. Enlisted December 22, 1943. Served i n nine battles. Died December 18, 1944, in line of duty on ship board in a typhoon 250 miles off the coast of Luzon, Philippine Islands. blfiQRVIN R. FRY, Private, First Class, U. S. Army. Home address: Yukon, Canadian County. Mabel C. Fry, Aunt, Yukon: Born February 12, 1925- Enlisted August 25, 1944. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Graduated from Yukon High School in 1942. Member of All-State High School Basketball team in 1941. Attended Oklahoma A. & M. College, Stillwater, one year. Outstanding for 4-H Club work in Canadian County. Member of West Point Christian Church near Yukon. Died April 19, 1945, in action in Germany.
DARBELL M%ADE GABLER, Seaman, First Class, U. S. Naval R s r e Home address: T u h , Tulsa County. Mrs. Fred J. eev. Qabler, Hother, 2118 South Olympia, !Culsa 7. Born February 17, 1927. Enlisted February 18, 1944. Attended Berryhill High School.

Served as Torpedoman's Mate aboard the Destroyer U. S. S. Ed. Died December 18, 1944, in line of duty when the HuU was sunk in a typhoon a t sea.

HERSHEL LAVERNE GASTON, Sergeant, U. S. Marine Corps. Home address: Mutual, Woodward County. Mr. and Mrs. H. H. Gaston, Parents, Mutual. Born May 7, 1920. Enlisted March 28, 1941. Decorations : American Defense Medal ; Asiatic-Pacif ic Campaign Medal; Order of the Purple Heart awarded posthumously. Graduated from Mutual High School in 1938 as Valedictorian of his class, and was awarded a certificate of honor and a college scholarship. Attended Business College, Wichita, Kansas, one year. Member of Christian Church. I n service in the South Sea Islands from July 8, 1942. Served as Platoon Sergeant. Writing of an advance on July 25, 19'44, against heavy Japanese fire on Guam just north of Agat, his Commanding Officer stated: "Hershel w s in charge of his platoon when they made an assault on a Jap a pill box. . . . He carried out his mission unselfishly with no thought of personal safety." Died July 25, 1944, in action north of Agat, on Guam, Marianas Islands, Central Pacific and buried with full military honors in U. S. Cemetery No. 2 on Guam.

FLOYD F. GRANT, Second Lieutenant, U. S. Army. Home address: Durant, Bryan County. Mrs. Anna Grant Mackey, Mother, 1215 North 6th St., Durant. Born December 22, 1914. Enlisted May, 1942. Decorations : Infantry Combat Badge awarded January 3, 1945; Order of the Purple Heart awarded posthumously. Graduated from Durant High School in 1933; and from Southeastern State College, Durant, in 1937. Member of Blue Key and Phi Sigma Epsilon Fraternity. Member of Oklahoma National Guard and of Christian Church. Served as an instructor in Heavy Artillery, Fort Benning, Georgia, before going overseas. Died January 18, 1945, in action a t Beck, Belgium.
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ROY LEE GRANT, Second Lieutenant, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address: Durant, Bryan County. Mrs. Anna Grant Mackey, Mother, 1215 North 6th St., Durant. Born August 21, 1919. Enlisted January 5, 1942. Decorations: Air Medal; two Oak Leaf Clusters; Order of the Purple Heart. Graduated from Durant High School and afterward from Southeastern State College in January, 1942. Member of Baptist Church. Was an instructor before going overseas in 1943. Served as Navigator-Bombardier-Gunner on a Flying Fortress, having completed twelve bombing missions. Died January 30, 1944, in action on his thirteenth mission, over Brunswick, Germany.
HAROLD GENE GREEN, Aviation Machinist's Mate, Third Class, U. S. Naval Reserve. Home address: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County. Mrs. Leona Gilliam, Mother, 2037 N. E. 13th St., Okla-

homa City. Born August 8, 1923. Enlisted November 8, 1942. Died September 29, 1944, in line of dnty at sea, Pacific area.

ROY LOYD GRITZ, First Lieutenant, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address: Enid, Garfield County. Mrs. Mary E. Ives, Mother, 412 East Oklahoma, Enid. Born November 25, 1919. Enlisted December 20, 1941. Decorations: Air Medal ; four Oak Leaf Clusters; Presidential Citation. Graduated from Enid High School on May 29, 1936. Member Salvation Army Church. Died November 19, 1944, in action, Lewes, England.

JAMES WILLIAM HALL, Radarman, Second Class, U. S. Naval
Reserve. Home address: Pawhuska, Osage County. Miss Opal Hall, Sister, Haskell, Oklahoma. Born August 27, 1925. Enlisted August 26, 1943. Graduated from Pawhuska High School in May, 1943. Served in five battle campaigns aboard the Aircraft Carrier U. S. S. Franklin. Died March 19, 1945, in line of duty in South Pacific.

WILLIAM HENRY HAMPTON, Corporal, U. S. Marine Corps. Home address: Big Cabin, Rogers County. Wm. Robert Hampton, Father, Big Cabin. Born December 1, 1920. Enlisted August 18, 1942. Decorations: Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal; Order of the Purple Heart ; Presidential Citation. Graduated from Micawber School, Okfuskee County. Sailed for duty overseas in January, 1943, and served through nine campaigns in the Pacific. Died September 17, 1944, in action on Peleliu, Palau Islands, Western Pacific. WILLIAM RUSSELL HAROLD, Carpenter's Mate, Third Class, U. S. Navy. Home address: Tonkawa, Kay County. Mr. and Mrs. Howard R. Harold, Parents, 403 North Main Street, Tonkawa. Born February 12, 1922. Enlisted March 23, 1940. Decoration: Presidential Unit Citation. Attended Tonkawa High School. Member of Presbyterian Church. Trained at the Great Lakes Naval Training Base and graduated as Seaman, Second Class, a t Norfolk, Virginia, on November 15, 1940. Applied and was accepted for duty with the Asiatic Fleet, sailed on the U. S. S. Sepulga F e b ~ n a ~ y 21, 1941, and was transferred at Manila, Philippine Islands, to the U. S. S. Houston. Died February 28, 1942, in action aboard the Houston sunk in engagement with a large force of the Japanese navy, in Soenda Strait about five miles off St. Nicholas Point, Java, the Netherlands Indies.
LEON CARROL HARPER, Seaman, Second Class, U. S. Navy. Home address : Hugo, Choctaw County. Mr. and Mrs. E. H. Harper, Parents, Hugo. Born November 3, 1922. Enlisted April, 1944. Served on the U. S. S. Hounb Hood. Died November 10, 1944, in line of dnty in Central Pacific.

JAMES DUDLEY HBRRIS, Second Lieutenant, U. S. Marine Corps Reserve. Home address: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County. Mrs. J. D. Harris, Wife, 2140 N. W. 12th St., Oklahoma City. Born nitd December 17, 1923. E l s e July 1, 1943. Decorations: AsiaticPacific Campaign Medal; Order of the Purple Heart awarded posthumously. Great-grandson of Cyrus Harris, first governor of the Chickasaw Nation. Graduated from Central High School, Oklahoma City, 1941. Member of junior class at Oklahoma A. & MCollege, Stillwater, majoring in music ; member of Kappa Kappa Psi. Member of Baptist Church. Commissioned after special off icer's training for ten weeks September 30, 1944, at Camp LeJeune, North Carolina. Sailed for duty overseas with the 4th Marine Division in November, 1944. Died February 19, 1945, id action on Iwo Jima, Volcano Islands, Western Pacific.
JACK R. HOLLAND, Corporal, U. S. Army. Home address: r. Enid, Garfield County. M s A. H. Holland, Mother, 1616 West Cherokee, Enid. Born November 21, 1923. Enlisted January 21, 1943. Decoration : Order of the Purple Heart awarded posthumously. Graduated from Enid High School in 1941. Attended the University of Oklahoma, Norman. Member of Phi Delta Theta Fraternity. Sailed for duty overseas in October, 1943. Served in the Mechanized Cavalry, 2nd Reconnaissance Troop, 2nd Division, 1st Army, in five major battles, including the invasion of Normandy and the Battle of St. Lo, France. Died October 10, 1944, in action in Germany. RALPH HOWARD, Private, U. S. Marine Corps. Home address: Smithville, McCurtain County. Mrs. Maggie Rawell, Mother, Smithville. Born July 29, 1926. Enlisted November 8, 1943. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Died February 22, 1945, in action on Iwo Jima, Volcano Islands, Western Pacific.

RUSH R. HOWARD, Private, U. S. Army. Home address: Enid, Garfield County. Thomas R. Howard, Father, Enid. Born August 21, 1921. Enlisted March 19, 1943. Died June 8, 1944, in action in European area. NORMAN DOUGLAS HUBBARD, Private, First Class, U. S. Army. l r. Home address: E k City, Beckham County. Mr. and M s A. P. Hubbard, Parents, Elk City. Born July 11, 1921. Enlisted October 14, 1942. Decorations: Silver Star; Order of the Purple Heart. Attended public schools in Choctaw County and Roger Mills County, Oklahoma. Specially commended by General Douglas MacArthur, and reported by his Captain as an outstanding soldier in his company. Died June 20, 1945, in action in Daklan Mountain Province on Luzon, Philippine Islands.
WOODROW WILSON IDLEMAN, Private, First Class, U. S. Marine Corps. Home address: Wilson, Carter County. Mrs. Mary A.

Idleman, Mother, Rte. 1, Wilson. Born July 12, 1925. Enlisted November 1 , 1943. Decorations : Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal ; 1 Order of the Purple Heart. Attended public schools a t Wilson. Died March 3, 1943, in action on Iwo Jima, Volcano Islands, Western Pacific.

LEON R. JACKSON, First Lieutenant, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address: E k City, Beckham County. M s Betty Marie l r.
J a c b n , Wife, 1002 West Ave. B, Elk City. Born August 30, 1918. Enlisted June 18, 1942. Decorations: Air Medal; four Oak Leaf Clusters; Distinguished Flying Cross. Graduated from Elk City High School in 1936, where he was a member of honor society for scholastic achievement. Member of Baptist Church. Employed as Shop Foreman with The EZk City Daily News before enlistment. Graduated and received wings and commission on February 16, 1943, at Pampa Army Air Field, Pampa, Texas. Served as Pilot on medium bomber (B-17) 'cMarauder. Flew over twenty-f ive " missions over enemy territory. Died February 5, 1944, in action in a bombing raid over France. LESLIE JAMES JOHNSON, Private, First Class, U. S. Marine Corps. Home address: Orlando, Logan County. Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Johnson, Parents, Rte. 2, Orlando. Born December 24, 1925. Enlisted January 19, 1943. Attended Logan County schools. Member of Christian Church. Awarded Expert Rifleman, Basic Training, and Merit in Action medals. Served with the Fifth Marine Division. Died February 19, 1945, in action on Iwo Jima, Volcano Islands, Western Pacific.

FLOYD ALBERT KLEMME, Sergeant, U. S. Marine Corps. Home address: Clinton, Washita County. Mrs. Emma Klemme, Mother, 338 South 17th St., Clinton. Born May 23, 1917. Enlisted February 6, 1937. Decorations : China Service Medal ; American Defense Service Medal; Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal; Presidential Unit Citation awarded the First Marine Division, Reinforced, for service in action against the enemy in the Solomon Islands; Order of the Purple Heart. Graduated from High School in 1936. Member of Church of Christ. On September 19, 1941, qualified as Parachutist, Parachute Detachment, U. S. Marine Corps. Wounded in action September 13,' 1942, in South Pacific. Saw wide service in action in the Asiatic area and South Pacific from 1941 to 1943 sailing in 1943 on the U. S. S . Hunter Liggett and U. S: S. Rochambeazc. Died March 3, 1945, in action on Iwo Jima, Volcano Islands, Western Pacific.
HOWARD KLEMME, Private, First Class, U. S. Marine Corps. Home address: Clinton, Washita County. Mrs. Emma Klemme, Mother, 338 South 17th St., Clinton. Born January 12, 1923. Enlisted September 12, 1942. Decoration: Asiatic-Pacific Campaign

M d l Graduated from High School in 1942. Member of Church ea.
of Christ. On February 15, 1943, qualified as Paratrooper, U. S. Marine Corps. Died February 22, 1945, in action on Iwo Jinirr, Volcano Islands, Wsen Pacific. etr . LESLIE GEORGE LAINSON, Seaman, Second Class, U. S Naval r. Reserve. Home address : Enid, Garfield County. M s Nellie Chestnut, Mother, 108y2 North Independence, Enid. Born July 30, 1926. Enlisted October 23, 1944. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart awarded posthumously. Attended High School, Drummond, Oklahoma. Member of Christian Church. Died March 19, 1945, in action aboard the U. S S. Franklin near Okinawa, Ryukyu . Islands, East China Sea. LONNIE LEO LAMB, Electrician's Mate, Third Class, U. S. Navy. Home address : Bartlesville, Washington County. Mrs. Lela Lamb, Mother, Rte. 1, Bartlesville. Born May 29, 1926. Enlisted October 1943. Attended Bartlesville High School. Sailed for combat duty from Pearl Harbor, Hawaiian Islands, in May, 1944. Died October 24, 1944, in action aboard the Carrier U. S. S. Princeton sunk by bombing from the enemy off the coast of Luzon, Philippine Islands. J O H N MARSHALL LAWRENCE, JR., Ensign, U. S. Naval Reserve. Home address : Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County. Mrs. John M. Lawrence, Mother, 3101 North Virginia, Oklahoma City. Born January 23, 1924. Enlisted October 6, 1942. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Graduated from Classen High School, Oklahoma City, 1941; and attended the University of Oklahoma, Norman (junior law student). Member of Kappa Alpha Fraternity, Phi Eta Sigma, Knights of Pythias, and Catholic Cathedral of Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Oklahoma City. First graduate of Oklahoma University Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps. The Rocket-ship U. S. S. Lawrence was commissioned and named for him in May, 1945, a t Charleston, South Carolina, under the sponsorship of Oklahoma City Lions Club. Died December 13, 1944, in action aboard a destroyer near Leyte, Philippine Islands. COLLINS L. LAWS, Private, First Class, U. S. Marine Corps Reserve. Home addres: Skiatook, Osage County. Mrs. C. L. Laws, Mother, Skiatook. Born May 27, 1922. Enlisted December 8, 1941. Decorations : Order of the Purple Heart ; Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal ; two Presidential Unit Citations. Died July 27, 1944, in action on Guam, Marianas Islands, Central Pacific. PAUL W. LE CRONE, First Sergeant, U. S. Army. Home address: Tulsa, Tulsa County. Mr. and M s Frank Le Crone, Parents, 4713 r. East 9th Street, Tulsa 4. Born March 5, 1913. Enlisted November 26, 1940. Graduated from Classen High School, Oklahoma City, and from University of Oklahoma, School of Law, Norman. Sailed for duty overseas November 12, 1944. Died January 12, 1945, in action near Hoff en, France.

DARWIN RUSSELL LEE, Seaman, First Class, U. S. Naval R e serve. Home address: Pawnee, Pawnee County. M s Nettie Lee, r. Mother, 399 E l m St., Pawnee. Born November 11, 1926. Enlisted January, 1944. Attended Pawnee High School. Member Christian Church. Served as Gunner. Died April 1 , 1945, in action on 1 Okinawa, Rynkyu Islands, East China Sea. GEORGE WILLIAM LEITNER, Private, First Class, U. S. Marine Corps. Home address : Chattanooga, Comanche County. Ms is Pearl Dean Leitner, Sister, Chattanooga. Born November 15, 1925. Enlisted February 9, 1944. Decorations: Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal; Order of the Purple Heart. Attended Chattanooga Higb School. Baptised in Methodist Church. Was coach on the rifle range at Camp Pendleton, San Diego, California. Awarded Sharpshooter and other medals in training. Sailed for duty overseas November 23, 1944. Served in 5th Marine Division. Died March 8, 1945, in action on Iwo Jima, Volcano Islands, Western Pacific. ARTHUR WALTER LIGNOUL, First Lieutenant, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address: Boise City, Cimarron County. M s M. J. r. Lignoul, Mother, Rte. 2, Boise City. Born April 4, 1915. Enlisted Spring, 1942, Decorations: Air Medal; nine Oak Leaf Clusters; Order of the Purple Heart awarded posthumously. Graduated from Granite City Lutheran School on June 14, 1929, and from St. John's Lutheran College, Winfield, Kansas, on June 6, 1935. Member of Hope Lutheran Church, Keyes, Oklahoma. Engaged in farming before enlistment. Received wings and commission at Pampa, Texas. on February 16, 1943, with exceptionally high academic record. On combat d u t y in North Africa since May, 1943, and had suecessfully completed forty-seven missions over Italy, Sicily, France. and Germany. Was co-pilot of the Flying Fortress, Florida Wil& cat," and later pilot of his own crew. Highly regarded by his superior officers and the devoted members of his crew. On its last mission, the "Florida Wildcat9' was attacked by a force of twenty-five German fighters. Died November 27, 1943, in action when his plane was shot down near Rimini, Italy. HENRY D W A N E LINVILLE, Sergeant, U. S. Marine Corps. Home address: Lovell, Logan County. Mrs. H e n q D. Linville, Wife, 401 E a s t St., Emporia, Kansas. Born August 5, 1917. Enlisted October 20, 1941. Decorations: Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal ; American Defense Medal; Order of the Purple Heart. Attended Logan County schools. Baseball player, member Logan County Baseball League; when in the service, pitched two seasons (1942 and 1943) on the "Devil Dog Team," Mare Island, California, winning 30 out of 37 games. Died March 10, 1945, in action on I w o Jima, Volcano Islands, Western Pacific.

ERNEST J.

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LONG, Watertender, First Class, U. S. Navy.
Mw. Edith Long,

Home address:

Norman, Cleveland County.

Mother, 310 Tuolumne Blvd., Modesto, California. Born March 6, 1921. Enlisted May 10, 1940. Attended Norman High School. Member of Baptist Church. Served aboard the U. S. S. Warrington. Died September 13, 1944, in line of duty when the U. S. S. Warrington was sunk in a hurricane a t sea. ROY EDWARD LUCE, JR., Aviation Chief Ordnance Man, U. S. Naval Reserve. Home address : Fletcher, Comanche County. Mrs. Roy E. Luce, Mother, Fletcher. Born October 7, 1923. Enlisted October 7, 1940. Decorations: Order of the Purple Heart; Presidential Citation. Attended High School, Elgin, Oklahoma. Member of Chief Petty Officers' Club in the Admiralty Islands. Pre-Pearl Harbor Bar. Awarded Certificate for Military Merit, and served through eight major engagements. Died October 26, 1944, in action at sea aboard the U. S. S. Suwanee in Asiatic area. TRUMAN LEE MALICOAT, Sergeant, U. S. Marine Corps. Home address : Wanette, Pottawatomie County. Charlie N. Malicoat, Father, Rte. 1, Wanette. Born January 15, 1923. Enlisted September 5, 1941. Attended High School. Died September 21, 1944. in action on Peleliu, Palau Islands, Western Pacific. CLARENCE ALLEN MARTIN, Private, U. S. Narine Corps. Home address : Grandfield, Tillman County. Mrs. Fannie M. Martin, Mother, Loveland, Oklahoma. Born December 27, 1919. Enlisted April 2, 1944. Decorations: Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal; Order of the Purple Heart. Attended public schools at Devol and a t Grandfield, Oklahoma. Member of the Baptist Church. Wounded in action on Iwo Jima, Volcailo Islands, February 20, 1945. Died March 2, 1945, on Saipan, Marianas Islands, Central Pacific.

HARVEY ADOLPH MATTER, Private, First Class, U. S. Marine Corps Reserve. Home address: Guymon, Texas County. Mrs. Edna Matter, Wife, 2900 West Washington, Denison, Texas. Born January 29, 1915. Enlisted March 30, 1944. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Attended High School, Hooker, Oklahoma. Member of the Lutheran Church. Awarded Sharpshooter Medal. Died April 1, 1945, in action on Okinawa, Ryukyu Islands, East China Sea. ELDON HALQENE McANULTY, Hospital Apprentice, U. S. Naval Reserve. Home address: Atoka, Atoka County. 0. E. McAnulty, Father, Rte. 5, Atoka. Born October 27, 1924. Enlisted May 24, 1943. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. His rating as Pharmacist's Mate, Third Class, had been approved. Died June 15, 1944, in line of duty in English Channel. FREEMAN GENE McCOMBS, Seaman, First Class, U. S. .Naval Reserve. Home address : Sallisaw, Sequoyah County. Mrs. Pearl McCombs, Step-mother, Rte. 1, Sallisaw. Born June 12, 1923. Enlisted September 17, 1942. Decoration: Order of the Purple Hat er.

Attended High School, Claremore, Oklahoma. Serving as Gunner (Armed Guard) on merchant ship suffered ship wreck from enemy torpedo in North Atlantic March, 1943. Subsequently served as Armed Guard on U. S. S. Abraham Baldwin. Died December 16, 1944, in line of duty in Belgium. JAMES B. McCURTAIN, Private, First Class, U. S. Marine Corps. Home address : Stigler, HaskeU County. Mrs. Martha Sockey, Mother, Rte 2, Stigler. Born January 2, 1922. Enlisted July 2, 1942. Decoration : Order of the Purple Heart. Died June 16, 1944, in action Saipan, Marianas Islands, Central Pacific. EMMIT ARTHUR McDOW, Private, U. S. Army. Home address: r. Canute, Washita County. M s Claudia McDow, Mother, 316 North Jefferson, Elk City. Born April 14, 1913. Enlisted March, 1941. Attended Custer County schools. Serving with Tank Battalion, Fort Stotsenburg, PhiIippine Islands, in November, 1941. Listed missing in action from the surrender of Corregidor May 7, 1942. Died July 13, 1942, as prisoner of war of the Japanese at Camp Cabanatuan, Philippine Islands.

GARLAND MERRELL McGEHEE, Ensign, U. S. Naval Reserve. Home address: Valliant, McCurtain County. Mrs. Floy Hutchinson, Mother, Rte. 1, Valliant. Born July 9, 1921. Enlisted January 30, 1941. Decoration: Air Medal awarded posthumously. Graduated from Valliant High School on May 18, 1939. Received wings and commission on October 16, 1943. Served as Pilot on "Hellcat" fighter plane based on 'U. S. carrier (Essex class). Saw action on New Britain and. Bougainville islands, South Pacific; and as a Fighter Pilot with Fighting Squadron 80 in the vicinity of the Philippine Islands on November 24, 1944. Died January 10, 1945, in action in Asiatic area.
CHARLES HAROLD McINTOSH, Coxswain, U. S. Naval Reserve. Home address: Morrison, Noble County. Mr. and Mrs. James E. McIntosh, Parents, Rte. 1 Glencoe, Oklahoma. Born January 19, , 1925. Enlisted January 5, 1943. Served in combat during the battles i n North Africa and Sicily. Died June 25, 1944, in line of duty aboard the U. S. S. O'Brien, a t sea in Atlantic area. JESSE IRWIN McMILLAN, Lieutenant, Junior Grade, U. S. Naval Reserve. Home address: Edmond, Oklahoma County. Mr. and Mrs. E. E. McMillan, Parents, 19 West Edwards Street, Edmond. Born August 25, 1922. Enlipted June 3, 1942. Decorations: Presidential Unit Citation with Bronze Star. Graduated from Edmond High School i n 1939; attended Central State College. Member Pentecostal Noliness Church. Accepted appointment as Ensign on May 28, 1943, and on same day designated Naval Aviator and transferred from Pensacola, Florida, to Fleet Air, West Coast, Naval Air Station, San Diego, California, where he was assigned to active duty

in a patrol squadron on June 21, 1943. Saw active service with the lOlst Bombing Command in the island groups of the Southwest and the Central Pacific. The Presidential Unit Citation to Patrol Squadma Fifty-Two for outstanding performance in the enemy Japanese-controlled area of the Bismark Sea (September 15, 1943 to February 1, 1944), stated in part: "Dauntless and aggressive in the fulfillment of each assignment, the gallant pilots of Squadron Fifty-Two conducted daring, lone patrols regardless of the weather in a continuous coverage of this area, intercepting and attacking so effectively as to inflict substantial damage on hostile combat and other shipping, to deny the enemy the sea route between New Ireland and New Britain Islands and thus prevent the reenforcing of important Japanese bases." Appointed Lieutenant (JG) on August 1, 1944. Died August 10, 1944, in bomber crash and buried the following day w t full military honors on Manus Island, Admiralty ih Islands, Southwest Pacific.

ERNEST HOWARD MILLER, Seaman, First Class, U. S. Navy. Home address : Nowata, Nowata County. Mrs. Georgia Ann Miller, Mother, Nowata. Born January 17, 1916. Enlisted September 28, 1942. Served aboard the U. S. S. Bull. Died December 18, 1944, in line of duty when the Hull waa sunk in a typhoon off the Philippine Islands.

S A M D. MILLER, Captain, U. S. Army. Home address: Elk City,
Beckham County. Mrs. Marie Swafford Miller, Wife, 903 West 2nd St., Elk City. Born December 31, 1906. Enlisted May 31, 1942. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart awarded posthumously. Graduated from Elk City High School in 1924. Graduated from the University of Oklahoma, Norman, where he was a member of Kappa Alpha Fraternity (President), Beta Tau, and Check-Mates. In business with the Williams and Miller Gin and the Elk Cottonoil Company before enlistment. Member (and deacon) of First Presbyterian Church, of Blue Lodge (Masonic Order), and of Rotary Club, and active in civic affairs and in Red Cross work, E k City. Sailed for duty overseas in January, 1945. Served in l active combat with his ccmpany for ten days during the Okinawa campaign. Died April 23, 1945, in action on Okinawa, Ryukyu Islands, East China Sea. ARLIE MITCHELL, Second Lieutenant, U. 8 Army. Borne ad. dress : Forgan, Beaver County. Mr. and Mrs. Ralph W. Mitchell, Parents, Forgan. Born December 12, 1919. Enlisted October 16, 1941. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Graduated Forgan High School in 1937, with honors, having been active in basketball and track Attended Merritt Buainess College, Oakland, California. Graduated from Offieem Training School and commissioned second lieutenant a t Camp Davis, North Carolina. Sailed

for duty overseas November 19, 1944. Died December 13, 1944, in VESTER EUGENE MOORE, Technician, Fifth Grade, U. S. Army. Home address: Antlers, Pushmataha County. Mrs. Minnie L. S. Moore, Mother, Rattan, Oklahoma. Born September 7, 1918. Enlisted January 2, 1942. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Died February 25, 1944, in action in Italy. TROY LOPS MOREHOUSE, Seaman, First Class, U. S. Navy. Home address: Cushing, Payne County. Mrs. Nellie Mae Morehouse, Mother, Cushing. Born January 12, 1914. Enlisted January 5, 1944. Attended Lincoln County schools. I n combat in the invasion of Saipan and Guam, Marianas Islands. Died February 17, 1945, in action on Iwo Jima, Volcano Islands, Western Pacific.

JAMES C. I. MYERS, Private, U. S. Marine Corps. Home ad; dress: Cordell, Washita County. Mrs. James C. L. Myers, Wife, Cordell. Born January 8, 1917. Enlisted April 10, 1944. Decorations : Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal ; Order of the Purple Heart. Died February 21, 1945, in action on Iwo Jima, Volcano Islands, Western Pacif ie. CLARENCE RAYMOND NASH, Store-keeper, Second Class, U. S. Navy. Home address: Roosevelt, Kiowa County. Mrs. Lilly Deen N d , Wife, Roosevelt. Born June 7, 1922. Enlisted August, 1942. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Graduated High School, Cooperton, Oklahoma; completed course at Hill's Business College, Oklahoma City, Had made his rating as Store-keeper, First Class. Served two years and three months, and commended by the Captain of his ship f o r his outstanding work in the office. Died October 20, 1944, in line of duty aboard the U. S. S. HonoEuZu torpedoed during the invasion of Leyte, Philippine Islands, and buried with forty-two other members of his crew on Manus Island, Admiralty Islands, Southwest Pacific.

EARL T. NEWSOM, Coxswain, U. S. Navy. Home address: Wilburton, Latimer County. Mrs. Charley L. Newsom, Jr., Mother,
Wilburton. Born September 19, 1926. Enlisted December 13, 1941. Attended Wilburton High School. Served aboard the U. S. S, azGU together with his twin brother, Geral T. Newsom, Gunner's Mate, Second Class. A letter from the Commanding Officer stated in part : "During his long service he became an expert seaman and was a source of deep satisfaction to his petty officers .. . Geral was awed. Both of your boys were grand shipmates . . Died December 18, 1944, in line of duty when the HuZl was sunk in a typhoon at sea,

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WESLEY RONALD OSAGE, Seaman, First Class, U. S. Navy. Home address: Longdale, Blaine County. Don Osage, Father,

Longdale. Born March 16, 1925. E l s e Angnst 3, 1943. Deconitd rations : Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal ; Philippine Liberation Medal and Bronze Star; Order of the Purple Heart awarded posthumously. Cheyenne Indian descent. Attended Cheyenne and Arapaho Indian School, Concho, Oklahoma. Member of Mennonite Church, Longdale. Active as Boy Scout. Served in medical department aboard ship during combat operations in Bismark Archipelago, Marianas Islands, invasion of Leyte, invasion of Luzon, and sinking of an enemy submarine. Died February 21, 1945, in action in the Mindanao Sea, Philippine Islands. PAUL CALVIN OWEN, Private, First Class, U. S. Marine Corps r. Reserve. Home address: Enid, Garfield County. M s Lawrence IJ.Owen, Mother, 713 North Davis, Enid. Born January 6, 1925. Enlisted February 15, 1943. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart awarded posthumously. Graduated Sacred Heart Academy, Vinita, OkIahoma ; attended John Brown School, Siloam Springs, Arkansas, and Enid High School. Member of Bethany Evangelical Church, Enid. Served on duty overseas since May, 1943, with 5th Amphibious Corps, Signal Battalion, Headquarters Company. Died February 27, 1945, in action on Iwo Jima, Volcano Islands, Western Pacific.

THARON ARNOLD PARK, Pharmacist's Mate, First Class, U. 9. Navy. Home address : Okmulgee, Okmulgee County. Lieut. Robert A. Park, Brother, U. S. N. 2432 N. W. 38th St., Oklahoma City 6. Born October 4, 1911. Enlisted November 16, 1942. Decorations : Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal ; American Defense Medal ; Order of the Purple Heart. Graduated from Okmulgee High School in 1931; from the University of Oklahoma, Norman, with B. S. degree in pharmacy, in November, 1936. Member of Baptist Church and Sunday School teacher. Five battle stars for participation in major operations in the Pacific, including the battles -of Tarawa and Saipan, serving aboard the Seaplane Tender U. S. S. Curtis from September, 1943. Died June 21, 1945, in action when a Japanese suicide plane bombed his ship killing thirty-four of the crew off Okinawa, Ryukyu Islands, East China Sea.
WINFORD A. PICKARD, Corporal, U. S. Marine Corps. Home address: Norman, Cleveland County. Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Pickard, Parents, Norman. Born December 31, 1907. Enlistment October 17, 1942. Decorations: Order of the Purple Heart; Presidential Citation. Served with Tank Battalion. Died February 24, 1945, in action on Iwo Jima, Volcano Islands, Western Pacific. CHARLES LEA POTTER, Private, U. S. Marine Corps Reserve. Home address : Yonkers, Wagoner County. Mrs. Melissie Potter, Mother, Rte. 1, Yonkers. Born December 8, 1925. Enlisted December 4, 1943. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. At+

tended Locust Grove school. Awarded Expert Rifleman Medal. Served as Paramarine, . S. Naval Ar Operations. Died Febi my 25, 1945, in actio o n Iwo Jim, Volcano Islands, Western r
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JBMES HPOWELL, Private, U S. Marine Corps Re. m e . Home address: Poteau, Le Flore County. Mrs. Ruth
byom, Mother, 410 Clayton Ave., Poteau. Born June 13, 1926. E l s e June 28, 1944. Decorations : Asiatic-Pacif ic Campaign nitd Medal; Order of the' P u r p l e Heart. Would have graduated from Potean High School in September, 1944, having a perfect attendance record for twelve years in the grade and the high school. Member of Methodist Church. Awarded Expert Rifleman Medal. Member of the platoon t h a t was first to reach the top of Mt. Suribachi, on Iwo Jima, and helped to guard the five marines during the historic flag raising there on February 23, 1945. Died March 2, 1945, in action on Iwo Jima, Volcano Islands, Western Pacific. THOMAS M. POWERS, Private, U. S. Marine Corps Reserve. Home address: Ada, Pontotoc County. Mrs. T. M. Powers, Wife, 820 Es 5th St., Ada. Born March 13, 1914. Enlisted May 24, at 1944. Decorations: Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal and one combat star; Order of the Purple Heart. Served with the 26th Marines. Died March 2, 1945, in a n explosion of a delayed action mortar bomb, on Iwo Jima, Volcano Islands, Western Pacific. BEN DAVID QUINTON, Private, First Class, U. S. Army. Home address : Stilwell, Adair County. M s Mary Quinton, Mother, r. Church Rte., Quinton. Born July 30, 1922. Enlisted November 16, 1942. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Attended Dwight Indian Training School, Vian, Oklahoma. Cherokee Indian descent. Died F e b r u a r y 9, 1943, in action in Italy. WIIJLIAM BRTHUR RAGLE, Private, First Class, U. S. Marine Corps. Home address : McCurtain, Haskell County. Mrs. Delia U. Ragle, Mother, Rte- 1, McCurtain. Born September 22, 1923. Enlisted March 25, 1943. Died July 21, 1944, in action on Guam, Marianas Islands, Central Pacific.
A L V I N REEDER, Private, U. S. Marine Corps Reserve. Home addreas : Anadarko, Caddo County. Mrs. Vernie Estelle Reeder, Mother, Anadarko. B o r n May 31, 1925. Enlisted June 6, 1944. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart awarded posthumously. Attended Anadarko c i t y schools. Member of Church of God. Served w t the 3d Marine Division. Died March 12, 1945, in action on ih Iwo Jima, Volcano Islands, Western Pacific.

RALPH E. REES, Private, U. S. Marine Corps Reserve. Home address : Shawnee, Pottawatomie County. 0. C. Rees, Father, 1229 worth Center, Shawnee. Born January 30, 1926. Enlieted

March 30, 1944. Died M r h 6, 1945, in action on Iwo Jima, Volac cano Islands, Western Pacific. EARL ROAINE RHOADS, Gunnery Sergeant, U. S. Marine Corps. Home address: Crescent, Logan County. Mrs. Earl R. Rhoades, Wife, Crescent. Born January 7, 1922. Enlisted January 17, 1940. Decorations: Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal ; European-Af rican Middle Eastern Cam.paign Medal ; American Defense Service Medal ; Order of the Purple Heart awarded posthumously. Attended Crescent High School. Served in Iceland from July, 1941 to April, 1942; sailed for Southwest Pacific February 14, 1943; served in New Zealand and on Guadalcanal, Bougainville, and Guam. Died July 22, 1944, in action on Guam, Marianas Islands, Central Pacific. CLARENCE THOMAS RIDER, Hospital Apprentice, First Class, U. S. Marine Corps. Home address: El Reno, Canadian County. Mrs. Elizabeth Martin, Mother, El Reno. Born August 29, 1923. Enlisted September 5, 1942. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Attended El Reno High School. Member of Methodist Church. Served through three major engagements, with 4th M r n aie Division. Wounded February 28, 1945, in action on Iwo Jima. Died March 1, 1945, aboard the U. S. S. Ozark off Iwo Jima, Volcano Islands, Western Pacific. CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS SANDERS, Seaman, Second Class, U. S. Naval Reserve. Home address: Hominy, Osage County. M s Addie Sanders, Mother, 317 East 5th St., Hominy. Born r. April 9, 1923. Enlisted October 25, 1944. Attended Hominy High School. Member Baptist Church. Died March 19, 1945, in action aboard the aircraft carrier U. S. S. Frarnklin hit in enemy air attack off Okinawa, Ryukyu Islands, East China Sea. SAM E. SANDERS, Staff Sergeant, U. S. Army. Home address: Vian, Sequoyah County. Felix Choate, Uncle, Rte. 2, Vian. Born June 8, 1915. Enlisted July, 1942. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Attended Dwight Indian Training School, Vian ; High School, Sallisaw, and Bacone College, Muskogee. Died June 9, 1944, in action in France. DERONDA JACK SELF, Signalman, Third Class, U. S. Naval Reserve. Home address: Calvin, Hughes County. CMM Alvin Self, U. S. Navy, and Mrs. Self, Parents, Calvin. Born November 2, 1925. Enlisted June 7, 1943. Attended Calvin High School. Died January 18, 1945, of wounds, following action at sea, and buried in U. S. Cemetery on Peleliu, Palau Islands, Central Pacific. RUFUS LEE SELF, Private, First Class, U. S. Marine Corps Reserve. Home address: Leonard, Tulsa County. Mr. and Mrs. Levi D. Self, Parents, Leonard. Born February 1, 1926. Enlisted March 14, 1944. Attended Leonard public school. Member of Baptist Church. Awarded Marksmanship and Sharpshooter m d l . eas

Served with the 3rd Marine Division. Died Febrnary 26, 1945, i n action on Iwo J i m a , Volcano Islands, Western Pacific.

ANDREW JACKSON SESSIONS, Staff Sergeant, U. S. Army.
Home address: Hitchita, McIntosh County. Mr. and Mrs. Tom Sessions, Parents, Hitchita. Born April 26, 1921. Enlisted July 7, 1942. Decoration : Order of the Purple Heart, awarded posthumously. Died October 5, 1944, in action in Holland.

ORVEL W. SHELTON, Captain, U. S. Army. Home address: Hugo, Choctaw County. Mrs. Hattie Shelton, Mother, 506 East Brown St., Hugo. Born November 22, 1913. Enlisted April 21, 1941. Decoration: Bronze Star Medal. Graduated Hugo High School, Attended Oklahoma A. & M. College, Stillwater. Sailed for duty overseas in March, 1944. The Citation with the Bronze S t a r Medal stated in part: "When his men were pinned down by enemy machine gun fire and snipers whose location he was unable to determine, Captain Shelton went out alone to draw their fire and thus discover them. By his heroic action his company was able to clear out two snipers and one machine gun from the hedgerow." Died July 5, 1944, in action at Carentan, Normandy, France.
LLOYD L. SISEMORE, First Lieutenant, U. S. Amy Air Corps. Home address: Henryetta, Okmulgee County. Mrs. Cleo F. Sisemore, Wife, 1312 West Division St., Henryetta. Born October 9, 1919. Enlisted January 15, 1941. Decoration : Order of the Purple Heart. Served a s Pilot on P-38. Died May 25, 1944, in action in England.

WILLIAM M. SKINNER, Second Lieutenant, U. S. Marine Corps. Home address : Bartlesville, Washington County. Mrs. J. H. Skinner, Mother, 304 East 14th St., Bartlesville. Born March 8, 1921. Enlisted January 2, 1943. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Attended the University of Oklahoma, Norman. Died June 14, 1944, in action on Saipan, Marianas Islands, Central Pacific.
ARTHUR R. SMITH, Machinist's Mate, Third Class, U. S. Naval Reserve. Home address: Enid, Garfield County. Roy C. Smith, Brother, 309 North 11th St., Enid. Born July 29, 1911. Enlisted May 12, 1942. Served with 2nd Marine Division. Died September 18, 1944, in line of duty on Tinian, Marianas Islands, Central Pacific,

J. W. SMITH, JR., Technical Sergeant, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County. Mrs. Ottis Smith, Wife, 201 East Ercoupe Drive, Midwest City, Oklahoma City,
Born October 13, 1915. Enlisted January 25, 1943. Decorations: Order of the P u r p l e Heart; Air Medal. Died June 21, 1944, in action at Attelbridge, Norfolk, England.

NE8 SMITH, Private, U. S. Army. Home address: Bennington, Bryan County. .Mr. and M s W. P. Smith, Parents, Silverton, r. Texas. Born April 24, 1920. Enlisted November 14, 1939. Served with the 4th Division. Died June 9, 1944, in action in Normandy, France. VERLE R. STAKER, Private, First Class, U. S. Army. Home address: Enid, Garfield County. M s Letha Staker, Mother, 409% r. South Grand, Enid. Born August 14, 1919. Enlisted May 7, 1942. Decorations : Order of the Purple Heart ; Presidential Citation. Served with the 2nd Division. Died June 13, 1944, in action in France. FRED VERNON STALDER, Private, U. S. Army. Home address: Enid, Garfield County. Mrs. Fred V. Stalder, Mother, 1018 West Elm, Enid. Born December 18, 1923. Enlisted January 14, 1943. Decorations: Order of the Purple Heart; Bronze Medal. Graduated from Enid High School. 'Attended Oklahoma A. & M. College, Stillwater. Died June 23, 1944, in action in Normandy, France. CLAUD CALVIN STOCKTON, Private, First Class, U. S. Marine r. Corps Reserve. Home address: Leflore Le Flore County. M s Nora Stockton, Mother, Wilburton, Oklahoma. Born February 10, 1925. Enlisted September 1, 1943. Decorations: Order of the .Purple Heart; Presidential Unit Citation. Attended Leflore Consolidated School. Served with the 4th Marine Division. Died June 24, 1945, in action on Saipan, Marianas Islands, Central Pacific. EDWARD SWAN, Corporal, U. S. Army. Home address: Claremore, Rogers County. Mrs. Lillie B. Swan, Mother, Claremore. Born November 10, 1912. Enlisted May 28, 1940. Served with Field Artillery. Died July 6, 1944, in action in France. JOHNNIE EARL TATE, Corporal, U. S. Marine Corps Reserve. Home address: Alderson, Pittsburg County. Mr. and Mrs. John E. Tate, Parents, Alderson. Born May 15, 1923. Enlisted April 14, 1941. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. A.ttended school at Alderson. Member of Epworth League. Awarded Sharpshooter, Ex-Bayonet, and Marksmanship medals. Served in action in Africa, Sicily, Italy, and France. Wounded March 31, 1943, in action in Northwest Africa. Died February 26, 1945, in action on Iwo Jima, Volcano Islands, Western Pacific. WILLARD CfERAND TAYLOR, Water Tender, Second Class, U. S. Navy. Home address: Duncan, Stephens County. M s Zell Wood, r. Mother, Loco, Oklahoma. Born March 1, 1917. Enlisted September 9, 1940. Was stationed on Midway Island when Pearl Harbor was bombed, and served continuously in the Pacific and Atlantic areas thereafter. Died November 10, 1944, in line of duty aboard the U. S. S. Mourct Hood, in an accidental explosion off the Admiralty Islands, Southwest Pacific.

P A m B. TERRP, JR., Private, First Class, U. S. Marine k p s Reserve. Home address: Council Hill, Mnskogee County. Mrs. Maude M. Terry, Mother, Council Hill. Born November 1 , 1924. 1 E l s e December 7, 1942. Completed Paratroop training Decemnitd
ber 29, 1943. Died March 3, 1945, in action on Iwo Jima, Volcano Islands, Western Pacific, F'RANKLYN F. THOMPSON, Private, First Class, U. S. Marine Corps Reserve. Home address : Tahlequah, Cherokee County. Mr. and Mrs. Jess W. Thompson, Parents, Tahlequah. Born January 23, 1925. Enlisted December 12, 1942. Decorations : Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal; Order of the Purple Heart. Died December 13, 1944, in action on Leyte, Philippine Islands. JOHN FLOYD WALL, Machinist's Mate, First Class, U, S. Navy. Home address: Hartshorne, Pittsburg County. M s Mary K. r. Wall, Mother, Rte. 1, Hartshorne. Born December 21, 1907. Enlisted February 27, 1942. Attended Jones Academy, Hartshorne, and Haskell Institute, Lawrence, Kansas. Choctaw Indian. Member of Baptist Church. Served with Naval Air Operations. Died October 22, 1944, in line ~jfduty on routine flight, in aviation accident, Hawaiian Islands. DONALD F. WARD, Corporal, U. S. Marine Corps. Home address: Tonkawa, Kay County. Mr. Frank B. Ward, Father, 300 South 4th St., Tonkawa. Born August 23, 1922. Enlisted August 16, 1942. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Served as Paramarine, U. 8 Naval Air Operations; in action forty-one days on Bougain. ville Island, Southwest Pacific. Died March 3, 1945, in action on Iwo Jima, Volcano Islands, Western Pacific.

DOUGLAS V. WEATHERMAN, Private, First Class, U. S. Marine Corps. Home address: Altus, Jackson County. Mrs. Fern Slabaugh, Sister, 512 West Cypress, Altus. Born April 27, 1922. Enlisted March 1, 1943. Died July 21, 1944,-of shrapnel wounds, on Guam, Marianas Islands, Central Pacific.

DAVID OVERTON WEAVER, Corporal, U. S. Marine Corps Reserve. Home address : Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County. Mr. and Mrs. Claude Weaver, Jr., Parents, 1201 West 38th Street, Oklahoma City. Born January 5, 1920. Enlisted September 15,
1942. 'Decorations : Bougainville Blaze ; two Presidential Citations. Attended Classen High School, Oklahoma City. Member of the Catholic Church. Served as Paramarine, Naval Air Operations. Died March 5,1945, in action on Iwo Jima, Volcano Islands, Western Pacific.

JOHN E. WEAVER, Private, First Class, U. S. Army. Home address: Webbers Falls, Muslrogee County. Mra Della M. Weaver, Mother, Webbers Falls. Born August 1 , 1908. Enlisted November 8

10,1942. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Died March 17, 1944, in action on Bougainville Island, Southwest Pacific. T H O U LINDALL WEBB, Coxswain, U. S. Naval Reserve. Home addrees: Stilwell, Adair County. Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Lafaette Webb, .Parents, Stilwell. Born December 10, 1923. Enlisted December 7, 1941. Died July 31, 1944, in line of duty in Southwest Pacif ic. DICK WEST, Aviation Radioman, Third Class, U. S. Naval Reserve. Home address: Asher, Pottawatomie County. Mr. and M s r. Clifton W. West, Parents, Asher. Born August 1, 1924. Enlisted June 10, 1943. Died March 17, 1945, in line of duty on Ascension Island, in South Atlantic. FRED WHITELEY, Private, First Class, U. S. Marine Corps Reserve. Home address: - Okmulgee, Okmulgee County. Mr. and M s r. Loyd Whiteley, Parents, 516 North Bryan, Okmulgee. Born November 5, 1925. Enlisted January 7, 1944. Died March 13, 1945, in action on Iwo Jima, Volcano Islands, Western Pacific. ROBERT LAWRENCE WIDLAKE, Lieutenant, Junior Grade, U. S. Navy. Home address: Norman, Cleveland County. M s Louise r. Widlake, Mother, 930 South Lahoma, Norman. Born January 7, 1920. Enlisted March 23, 1942. Served with Naval Air Operations. Died February 6, 1945, in line of duty off the coast of California. DEWEY EDWARD WILLIAMS, Private, First Class, U. S. Marine Corps Reserve. Home address: Ada, Pontotoc County. Mrs. Edna Williams, Mother, 723 West 18th Street, Ada. Born August 16, 1922. Enlisted November 30, 1942. Pistol and rifle expert, Served as Paramarine, Naval Air Operations. Died March 10, 1945, in action on Iwo Jima, Volcano Islands, Western Pacific. ROBERT CLARE WILLIAMS, Corporal, U. S. Marine Corps Reserve. Home address: Tulsa, Tulsa County. M s Bessie M. r. Williams, Mother, 2602 East 10th St., Tulsa 4. Born March 6, 1926. Enlisted November 14, 1943. Graduated from Webster High School, Tulsa, May 30, 1943. Served with the 5th Marine Division. Sailed for duty overseas August 6, 1944. . Died February 28, 1945, in action on Iwo Jima, Volcano Islands, Western Pacific. JEROME VERNON WILSON, Private, First Clam, U. S. Marine Corps. Home address: Elmer, Jackson County. Mr. and Mrs. E d Wilson, Parents, Elmer. Born June 12, 1924. Enlisted January 12, 1943. Decorations : Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal ; Order of the Purple Heart awarded posthumously. Graduated from South Side High School, Elmer, on May 24, 1942, as Valedictorian of his clasa. Attended Oklahoma A. & M. College, Stillwater. Member of Methodist Church and a leader in Church youth activities. Sailed for

duty oversess in Jnne, 1943. Died October 5, 1944, in action on Pelelin, Palan Islands, central pacif ic. LEONARD CBLVIBJ WITT, Ensign, U. S. Naval Reserve. Home address: Oklahoma City, Olrlahoma County. Mrs. M. L. Baucom, Sister, 1419 Monticello Court, Oklahoma City 5. Born April 18, 1923. Enlisted January, 1943. Attended the University of Oklahoma, Norman. Sewed with Naval Air Operations. Died December 20, 1944, in line of duty in airplane crash, Pearl Harbor, Hawaiian Islands. CHARLES R. WOBUCK, Captain, U. S. h y Air Corps. Home address: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County. Mr. and Mrs. R. N. Womack, Parents, 3026 South Klein, Oklahoma City. Born April 19, 1919. Enlisted August, 1941. Decorations : Oak Leaf Cluster ; Order of the Purple Heart ; Presidential Unit Citation. Attended Oklahoma A. & M. College, Stillwater. Member of Catholic Church. Received wings and first commksion a t Moore field, Mission, Texas, May 6, 1942. Sailed for duty overseas in December, 1942. Served as Fighter-Pilot on seventy-three combat missions. Advanced to rank of Captain on May 5, 1944. Died May 6, 1944, in action over Italy. JACK WALTON WYNNE, Seaman, First Class, U. S. Naval Reserve. Home address: Marlow, Stephens County. Mr. and Mrs. C . C. Wynne, Parents, 211 South First, Marlow. Born December 23, 1922. Enlisted April 6,1943. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Attended Marlow High School. Member of Catholic Church. Served in active combat in the Pacific and survived the sinking of one of his ships while in line of duty. Pied April 12, 1945, in action aboard the U. S. S. Rdl off Okinawa, Xyukyu Islands, East China Sea. HARVEY CLYDE YARBROUGH, Seaman, First Class, U. S. Naval Reserve. Home address: Checotah, McIntosh County. Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Yarbrough, Rarents, Checotah. Born May 22, 1925. Enlisted August 16, 1943. Graduated from Junior High School, Checotah, on May 17, 1942. Member Future Farmers of America. Served in action in five battles. Died December 18, 1944, in action in Pacific Ocean.

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* In collecting the casualty lists and data for the Oklahoma War MemorialWorld War I1 to be preserved in the permanent r'ecords of the Oklahoma Historical Society, the Editorial Department wishes to make acknowledgment to the following friends and members of the Historical Society: C S. Harrah, Assistant Adjutant, . American Legion, Department of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City; Eighth Naval District, Branch Public Information Office, Lt. Robert A. Park, U.S.N.R., Oklahoma City; Miss Ella Ketcham, Oklahoma City; Mise Vada Sawyer, Enid; Mrs. Norah L. Francis, Librarian, Carnegie Library, Elk City; L Jeston Hampton, Central State College, Edmond; George H. Shirk, Colonel, General Staff Corps, Colcord Building, Oklahoma City.
Biographies of other Oklahomans who gave their livea in the service of their country in World War I1 will be published as part of the Oklahoma War Memorial-World War 11, in future numbers of The Chro&les.-Muriel H. Wright.

WARREN M. ADAMS, First Sergeant, U. S. Army. Home address: Hominy, Osage County. Mrs. Angie Adams, Mother, 509 East Main St., Hominy. Born May 16, 1922. Enlisted August 13, 1940. Decaration : Order of the Purple Heart. Attended Hominy High School. Member of Presbyterian Church. Served in 1st Cavalry Division, in Troop G, 5th Cavalry. Wounded March 2, 1944, in Los Negros campaign, Philippine Islands. Outstanding among noncommissioned officers in combat during campaign on Leyte Island, a and w s rebornmended for appointment to rank of second lieutenant. Died February 1, 1945, in action on Luzon Island, Philippine Islands. FLOYD E. ADDY, Second Lieutenant, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home r. address : Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County. M s Barbara Fields Addy, Wife, 1538 N. W. 34th St., Oklahoma City. Born June 20, 1919. Enlisted February 1 1940. Decoration: Order of the Pur, ple Heart. Attended Santa Maria College, Santa Maria, Cdifornia. On his last &ion when his three engines were gone and

his crew had bailed out under orders, he remained at the controls of his plane to turn it from crashing in the midst of a Belgian village, the plane subsequently striking a high tension line and bursting into flames just outside the village. Members of his crew were saved but were held prisoners by the Germans nine days before their escape. Died June 14, 1944, in action over Chievres, Belgium, and was buried in the German cemetery, his body wrapped in an American flag and decorated with a cross of white flowers, the villagers having declared a day of mourning for the brave American who had saved this Belgian town. ROBERT W. ADKINS, Staff Sergeant, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address: Skiatook, Tulsa and Osage counties. Mrs. Georgia Mae Adkins, Wife, Avant, Oklahoma. Born March 21, 1923. Enlisted May 5, 1943. Decorations: Air Medal; four Oak Leaf Clusters; Order of the Purple Heart. Died February 9, 1945, in line of duty in England. LOYD LAFAYETTE AKE, Private, First Class, U. S. Army. Home address: Chester, Major County. Mrs. Rosie Bell Ake, Mother, Star Rte., Chester. Born January 20, 1922. Enlisted January 21, 1943. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Awarded Expert Marksmanship Medal. Wounded in action in August, 1944, subsequently returning to combat duty. Died September 14, 1944, in action i n Nancy sector, France. HOLLY AKIN, Private, U. S. Army. Home address: Madill, Marshall County. Mrs. Bethel A. Head, Mother, Rte. l, Madill. Born June 13, 1924. Enlisted May 2, 1944. Attended Kingston High School, Marshall County. Served overseas with infantry unit from December, 1944. Died February 26, 1945, in action in Germany. A. J. FRANCIS ALLEN, Private, First Class, U. S. Army. Home address: Broken Bow, McCurtain County. Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Allen, Parents, Broken Bow. Born August 27, 1922. Enlisted November 30, 1942. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Served in the Timber Wolf Division. Died November 17, 1944, in action near Aachen, Germany. EUGENE ZEPHRAY ANDERSON, Private, U. S. Army. Home address : Albion, Pushmataha County. Hilda Anderson, Wife, Albion. Born September 8, 1909. Enlisted October 6, 1943. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart awarded posthumously. Choctaw Indian descent. Attended Jones Academy, Hartshorne, Oklahoma. Died July 8, 1944, in action in France. BILLIE BOB ASBURY, Private, First Class, U. S. Army. Home address: Byars, McClain County. Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Asbury, Parents, Rte. 2, Byars. Born December 28, 1919. Enlisted January 15, 1942. Graduated from High School, Fittstown, Oklahoma; attended Murray State School of Agriculture, Tishomingo, and

East Central State College, Ada. Died November 26, 1944, in action in Lorraine, France. BENNIE JAMES BACHUS, Private, First Class, U. S. Army. Home address: Sand Springs, Tulsa County. Mrs. Bessie Bachus, Mother, 608 Franklin St.. Sand Springs. Born January 1 , 1913. 1 Enlisted December 4, 1940. Attended public schools a t Sand Springs. Served in the Third Army. Died June 25, 1944, in action in Normandy, France.
EUGENE BAGLEY, Technician, Fifth Grade, U. S. Army. Home address: Lindsay, Garvin County. F. 0. Bagley, Father, Rte. 2, Lindsay. Born July 13, 1924. Enlisted April 17, 1941. Decorations : Order of the Purple Heart ; three Battle Participation Stars for action in combat in European Theatre of Operations. Recommended for the Silver Star for first aid work under enemy fire in France, during November, 1944. Presented Drivers' Safety Award. Died January 4, 1945, in action in Eastern France. CHARLES LEE BAIRD, Second Lieutenant, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address : Henryetta. Okmulgee County. Mr. and Mrs. Charles L. Baird, Parents, Henryetta. Born December 1, 1921. Enlisted June 23, 1941. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart awarded posthumously. Graduated Henryetta High School in 1939. Member of First Baptist Church, Henryetta. Received wings and commissioned a t Hondo, Texas. Served as Navigator on bomber (B-17). Died February 28, 1944, in action in France.
ERNEST CLINTON BAKER, First Lieutenant, U. S. Army. Home address: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County. Mrs. Evelyn Baker, Wife, 703 N. W. 24th St., Oklahoma City. Born August 15, 1914. Enlisted May 29, 1942. Decorations: Order of the Purple Heart awarded posthumously; Combat Infantry Badge. Awarded Good conduct Medal and received American Legion Citation. Graduated Classen High School on May 25, 1932; attended Hill's Business College; employed by National Stockyards Company prior to enlistment. Member of the Methodist Church, Arcadia, Oklahoma. Died March 4, 1945, in action near Reuth, Germany.

JOHN LOWELL BEESON, Technician, Fifth Grade, U. S. Army. Home address: Willow, Greer County. Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Beeson, Parents, Rte. 1, Willow. Born August 24, 1922. Enlisted January 11, 1943. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Attended public schools at Ocina and Indiahoma, Oklahoma. Member of Holiness Church. Served in Air Corps Battalion to December 14, 1944, when he was transferred to the Infantry (Anti-Aircraft) and served in the Third Army. Died January 4, 1945, in action near Nothum, Luxembourg, Belgium.
EDDIE GEORGE BEJCEK, Private, First Class, U. S. Army. Home address : Maramec, Pawnee County. John Bejcek, Brother,

Maramec. Born January 11, 1923. Enlisted May 26, 1944. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Awarded Expert Rifleman and Machine Gunner badges. Graduated from high school, Hallett, Oklahoma, in May, 1943. Member of the Catholic Church. Died December 15, 1944, in action a t Roth, France. RUFUS HOWARD BIBY, Staff Sergeant, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address: Ponca City, Kay County. Mrs. Elvie V. Biby, Wife, 714 North Peachtree St., Ponca City. Born January 29, 1922. Enlisted August 10, 1940. Decorations: Presidential Unit Citation; Air Medal; two Oak Leaf Clusters; Order of the Purple Heart, Citation of Honor, and Distinguished Flying Cross awarded posthumously. Graduated Ponca City High School in May, 1939. Attended Junior College, Tonkawa, Oklahoma. Trained one and a half years and graduate1 in Armament and Power Turret a t Lowry Field, Denver, Colorado; trained and graduated in Aerial Gunnery at Las Vegas, Nevada. His Citation with the Distinguished Flying Cross for extraordinary achievement in aerial flight against the enemy stated in part: "When the B-26 type aircraft in which he was serving as tail gunner was seriously damaged by the enemy fire, Sergeant Biby steadfastly remained at his position and manned his guns against the enemy. A burst of enemy flak severely wounded him, but, refusing first aid, he continued firing upon the enemy and succeeded in driving off numerous aircraft." His "superb airmanship and determination" enabled the other members of the crew to return to their base in safety. Died November 19, 1944, in action over Duren, Germany. IVAN EUGENE BIGOS, Staff Sergeant, U. S. Army. Home address: Stigler, Haskell County. Mr. and Mrs. John Biggs, Parents, Stigler. Born February 5, 1924. Enlisted March 17, 1943. Decorations: Order of the Purple Heart; Combat Infantry Badge. Graduated Stigler High School in Map, 1940. Member of Future Farmers of America. Died November 4, 1944, in action in Hurtgen Forest, Western Germany. RAYMOND HUME BROWN, Corporal, U. S. Army. Home adr. dress: Bartlesville, Washington County. Mr. and M s Clay J. Brown, Parents, Bartlesville. Born November 1 , 1909. Enlisted 1 November 18, 1942. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Wichita Indian descent. Graduated from high school, Miami, Oklahoma, in May, 1931. Member of Christian Church. Died July 12, 1944, in action near St. Jean-de-day, France. . VIRGIL EDWARD BROWN, Fireman, First Claas, U. 5 Navy. Home address: Bartlesville, Washington County. Mr. and M s r. Clay J. Brown, Parents, Bartlesville. Born July 1 , 1915. En1 listed September 8, 1943. Wichita Indian descent. Graduated from high school, Miami, Oklahoma in May, 1934. Member of Christian Church. Died April 6, 1945, in action off Okinawa, Ryukyu Island~,East China Sea.

ROBERT EARL CAIN, Technician, Fifth Grade, U. S. Army. Home address: Vici, Dewey County. M s Abigail Cain, Mother, r. Vici. Born October 14, 1908. Enliste& June 9, 1942. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Graduated Vici High School and attended the University of Oklahoma, Norman. Member of Christian Church. Co-editor of Vici Beacon, 1931-32. Expert linotype operator with Elk City Jotcrnat before enlistment. Died June 9, 1944, in line of duty in English Channel when the landing-ship tank was torpedoed by the enemy and sank in twenty minutes with great loss of life. .
CLARENCE EARL CAMPBELL, Private, First Class, U. S. Army. Home address: Oilton, Creek County. M s Clarence E. Campbell, r. Wife, Rte. 2, Yale, Oklahoma. Born July 15, 1915. Enlisted December 8, 1942. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Awarded Good Conduct Medal and Expert Rifleman badge. Attended Junior High School, Oilton. Member of Pentecostal Church. Trained for service as Ski Trooper a t Camp Hale, Colorado. Died February 20, 1945, in action serving in Mountain Infantry, in Northern Italy. CLARENCE E. CHADWICK, Private, U. S. Army. Home address: Tom, McCurtain County. Mrs. Clara E. Chadwick, Mother, Tom. Born April 12, 1923. Enlisted February 12, 1943. Decorations: Order of the Purple Heart; Combat Infantry Badge; three Battle Participation Stars for action in combat in European Theatre of Operations. Awarded Good Conduct Medal. Graduated from Tom High School in May, 1942. Served in the Third Army a t Delme Ridge in the Battle of the Saar Basin, November, 1944. Died November 9, 1944, in action near Phlin, France. WILBURN FRANKLIN CHAPMAN, Machinist's Mate, Third Home address: Mannford, Pawnee County. Mrs. Ora Lee Chapman, Mother, Mannford. Born April 18, 1921. Enlisted December 16, 1941. Decoration: Oraer of the Purple Heart. Attended Mannford public schools. Died July 7, 1943, in line of duty on board the U. S. S. Helena sunk by enemy action in Kula Gulf, South Pacific.
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CHARLES B. CHAPPELL, Sergeant, U. S. Army. Home address : Grove, Delaware County. Mrs. Ida Chappell, Mother, Grove. Born May 21, 1921. Enlisted October, 1942. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Awarded Good Conduct Medal. Died October 20, 1944, in action on Leyte Island, Philippine Islands.

THOMAS CHOCKPOYAH, Private, U. S. Army. Home address: Temple, Cotton County. Tom Chockpoyah, Father, Lawton, Oklahoma. Born September 17, 1923. Enlisted February 24, 1943. Comanche Indian. Attended public school, Walters, Oklahoma. Died August 7, 1944, in action i n Normandy, France.

LAND0 L E J E U N E DALLAS, Private, First Class, U. S. Army. Home address: Elk City (Rte. 1, Washita County). William P. 1 Dallas, Father, Rte. 1, Elk City. Born June 1 , 1921. Enlisted October 30, 1942. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Graduated from high school, Canute, Oklahoma, in May, 1940. Died July 25, 1944, in action in St. Lo sector, France. LESTER A. DALRYMPLE, Private, First Class, U. S. Army. Home address: Jones, Oklahoma County. Mrs. Pearl A. Dalrymple, Mother, Rte. 1, Jones. Born May 21, 1918. Enlisted May 7, 1942. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Served in 36th Armored Infantry Regiment. Died September 21, 1944, i n action in Germany. BILLY RAY DARLING, Staff Sergeant, U. S. Army Corps. Home address: Ames, Major County. Mrs. Rosita Darling, Mother, Ames. Born November 20, 1926. Enlisted October 20, 1943. Decorations : Air Medal; Order of the Purple Heart. Attended Ames High School. Member Christian Church. Died May 28, 1944, in action on Biak Island (off New Guinea), Southwest Pacific. L. D. DAVIS, First Lieutenant, U. S. Army. Home address: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County. Mrs. Hazel R. Davis, Wife, 1204 North Hudson, Oklahoma City. Born January 14, 1914. Enlisted November 29, 1942. Decorations : Presidential Unit Citation ; Order of the Purple Heart; Bronze Star. Graduated Conners State Agricultural College, Warner, Oklahoma. Member of Baptist Church. Died September 6, 1944, in action near Metz, France. JOHN LLOYD DEEN, First Lieutenant, U. S. Army. Home address: Adair, Mayes County. Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd S. Deen, Parents, Adair. Born November 28, 1929. Enlisted June 2, 1942. Decorations: Expert Infantryman Medal; Order of the Purple Heart; Silver S t a r awarded posthumously. Commissioned a second lieutenant in the Infantry, Reserve Officers' Training Corps, on May 14, 1942. Graduated from Oklahoma A. & 3 . College, Stillmater, 1 on June 1, 1942, and entered the service as a second lieutenant on June 2, with postwar plans of entering the ministry for his life's work. Member of the Adair Christian Church. Served in Panama one year and then transferred to the Airborne Command. Sailed for duty overseas in April, 1944, and two months lated landed with the 29th Infantry Division on the coast of Normandy on D-day. His Citation stated that he displayed "inspirational courage" when during his last engagement, though wounded, he refused to leave a barrage of enemy fire until he could find a better forward position for his heavy machinegun platoon in its support of the rifle company that was pinned down by enemy fire. Died J u l y 15, 1944, in action a t St. Lo, France. ROY EVERT EADS, Corporal, U. S. Army. Home address: r. Cyril, Caddo County. M s Belle Eads, Mother, Cyril. Born July

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ALBERT LEROY EAGLES, Staff Sergeant, U. S. Army Air
Corps. Home address: Yale, Payne County. Mr. and Mrs. John Eagles, Parents, Rte. 1, Yale. Born May 28, 1917. Enlisted November 2, 1942. Decorations : Order of the Purple Heart : Air Medal awarded posthumously. Awarded Good Conduct Medal. Graduated from high school, Quay, Oklahoma, and engaged in farming before his enlistment. Cited for outstanding achievement in precision bombing. Served as an engineering gunner on "Marauder " bomber (B-26). Died February 3, 1944, in action on a bombardment mission in Northern Italy. THOMAS CHESTER FANSHIER, Private, First Class, U. S. Army. Home address: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County. M s r. Lillian J. Fanshier, Wife, 1220 S. W. 23rd St., Oklahoma City. Born January 21, 1915. Enlisted April 6, 1944. Attended Capitol Hill Senior High School, Oklahoma City. Died December 21, 1944, in action in Germany.

RAY DANIEL FENT, Private, U. S. Army. Home address: Guthrie, Logan County. Mr. and Mrs. Curtis C. Fent, Parents, 1210 West College, Guthrie. Born June 5, 1921. Enlisted Spetember 1, 1942. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart awarded postumously. Awarded Good Conduct and Sharpshooter medals. Attended Union Valley School, east of Guthrie. Died January 19, 1945, in action in Eastern France. .
VICTOR JAMES FRANCE, Captain, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County. M s Lena France, r. Mother, 911 N. E. 8th St., Oklahoma City. Born December 12, 1917. Enlisted in Royal Air Force, New Brunswick, Canada, March 6, 1942 and based in England ; discharged and entered U. S. Army Air Forces September 23, 1942. Decorations: Air Medal with three Oak Leaf Clusters; Distinguished Flying Cross with three Oak Leaf Clusters; Order of the Purple Heart awarded posthumously. As charter member of the famous Eagle Squadrons (the 71st) with seventy victories to their credit and with world-wide fame, he wore the beautiful British Fighter Squadron insignia presented by the Duchess of Kent for the King of England, an expression of gratitude of the English people for distinguished service in the Royal Air Force. Graduated from Edmond High School in June, 1934; attended Central State College, Edmond, Oklahoma, in 1934-35; graduated in Journalism from the University of Oklahoma i n 1940. Employed on the advertising staff of HolZund9s Magazine, Dallas, Texas, before enlistment. 'Trained in basic military in the Reserve Officers Training Corps, and as Flying Cadet in Civil Aeronautics Association a t the University of Oklahoma, receiving his air license

. on June 7, 1940. Served in U. S Army Air Corps as Pilot on Thunderbolt (' 'Miss Dallas"), completing 110 missions. Entered the Royal Air Force as sergeant, and the U. S. Army Air Corps as a second lieutenant in 334th Fighter Squadron; advanced in rank to First Lieutenant in 4th Fighter Group (Mustang), in May, 1943, and to Captain in April, 1944. Died April 18, 1944, in action near Rengerslage, Germany. OSMER DINNIS GREGG, Seaman, First Class, U. 8. Naval Reserve. Home address: Cordell, Washita County. Mr. and Mrs. Novel Ernest Gregg, Parents, Rte. 2, Cordell. Born September 11, 1923. Enlisted April 6, 1943. Decoration : Presidential Unit Citation; Submarine Combat Insignia. Graduated Cordell High School in May, 1943. Member of the Church of Christ. Senior Patrol Leader in Boy Scouts and winner of divisional honors. Member of Student Council in Future Farmers of America. Died October 25, 1944, in action during an offensive war patrol on board the submarine U. S. S. Tang which was sunk at sea northwest of Formosa off the coast of China. LEROY HAIRE, Private, First Class, U. S. Army. Home adlress: Welch, Craig County. Mr. and Mrs. Claud Haire, Parents, Welch. Born January 17, 1925. Enlisted September 21, 1943. Graduated from eighth grade in Welch public school. Member of Christian 1 Church. Awarded Sharpshooter Medal. Died December 1 , 199.4, in action on .Leyte Island, Philippine Islands.
CHESTER R. HODGE, Corporal, U. 8. Marine Corps. Home address : Holdenville, Hughes County. Miss L e Hodge, Sister, Holdene ville. Born August 24, 1921. Enlisted January 23, 1940. Served overseas in Iceland from July, 1941, to February, 1942, and in South Pacific from July, 1942, to December, 1943. Died December 6, 1943, in action in Pacific theatre. THOMAS K. INGLE, Staff Sergeant, U. S. Army. Home address: Cleveland, Pawnee County. Mrs. Etta Ingle, Mother, 419 South Jordon, Cleveland. Born September 4, 1918. Enlisted March 19, 1942. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Awarded Good Conduct Medal. Attended Cleveland High School. Died June 12, 1944, in action in France. CLEO FLOYD JACKS, Private, First Class, U. S. Army. Home address: Perkins, Payne County. Mr. and Mrs. Preston H. Jacks, Parents, Perkins. Born April 12, 1919. Enlisted March 8, 1941. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Attended Lincoln County public schools. Member of the Church of Assembly of God. Wounded in action. Died June 12, 1944, in France.

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Eufaula. Born August 22, 1923. Enlisted May 28, 1943. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Served in Medical Detachment. Died July 29, 1944, in action i n France. ROY WILLIE KALER, Corporal, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address: Henryetta, Okmulgee County. Mr. and Mrs. John Kaler, Parents, Rte. 2, Henryetta. Born December 30, 1923. Enlisted May 25, 1943. Decorations: Order of the Purple Heart; Citation of Honor ; seven Battle Participation Stars in European Theatre of Operations. Attended high school, Bryant, Oklahoma. Served as Radio Operator on bomber (B-24), and specially commended for his devotion to duty and for his efficiency by his Pilot. Died November 17, 1944, in action on a bombing mission, over the Adriatic Sea. i !ilz[ NEWMAN C. KELN, Staff Sergeant, U. S. Army. Home address: Shattuck, Ellis County. Mr. and Mrs. Henry H. Keln, Parents, Shattuck. Born May 9, 1925. Enlisted December 10, 1943. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Graduated with honors from Shattuck High School. Member St. Paul's Congregational Church. Died October 24, 1944, in action i n Aachen, Germany. KENNETH L E E LADD, Private, First Class, U. S. Army. Home address: Camargo, Dewey County. Walter W. Ladd, Father, Camargo. Born June 22, 1924. Enlisted October 18, 1943. Attended high school, Richmond, Oklahoma. Died November 8, 1944, in action near Kommerscheidt, Germany, and was later buried with full military honors in a military cemetery at Henry Chapelle No. 1, Belgium. VIEGIL GILBERT LUTERNOW, Private, U. S. Army. Home address: Edmond, Oklahoma County. Mrs. Bertha M. Luternow, Mother, Edmond. Born May 26, 1919. Enlisted December 1, 1943. Graduated from high school, Arcadia, Oklahoma, in May, 1938. Employed by Consolidated Vultee Aircraft Corporation before enlistment. Died February 26, 1945, in action in Germany.

HAROLD L E E McWILLIAMS, Sergeant, U. S. Army. Home address: Tonkawa, Kay County. Mrs. Richard McWilliams, Mother, Marland. Born September 7, 1924. Enlisted June 17, 1943. Decorations: Citation in Chemical Warfare Service for voluntary exposure to chemical agents; Presidential Citation ; Order of the Purple Heart. Graduated from high school, Lamont, Oklahoma, in May, 1942 ; attended Wichita Business College, Wichita, Kansas, 1942-43. Served with 99th Division. Died February 1, 1945, in action in Belgium. MELVIN MEYERS,Sergeant, U. S Army. Home address: Apache, . Caddo County. Mrs. Melvin Meyers, Wife, Marlow, Oklahoma. Born October 24, 1915. Enlisted April 30, 1942. Decoration:

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Order of the Purple Heart. Comanche Indian descent. Attended Chilocco Agricultural School, Chilocco, Oklahoma, and Cameron State Agricultural College, Lawton, Oklahoma. Boxer in Golden Glove finals in 1940. Served as Paratrooper in Airborne Command. Died June 14, 1944, in action in Normandy, France. ROBERT 8TEELE MORSE, Major, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home l address: E k City, Beckham County. Mr. and Mrs. G. V. Morse, Parents, Elk City. Born October 21, 1913. Enlisted June, 1938. Decoration: Silver Star. Graduated from Elk City High School in 1933; and from the University of Oklahoma, Norman, in 1937. Member of the Baptist Church. Transferred from Field Artillery to the Air Corps. The Citation stated that the Silver Star decoration to Major Morse, the commanding officer of the flight, was awarded for "gallantry in action in leading a long, over-water flight of photographic airplanes over enemy-held territory. The mission was successfully completed and all personnel returned safely to their base." Died November 16, 1942, in line of duty, Iron Range, Queensland, Australia. GEORGE NECONIE, Private, U. S. Army. Home address: Anadarko, Caddo County. Mrs. Ethel Ware Neconie, Wife, Rte. 4, Anadarko. Born July 8, 1908. Enlisted October 28, 1942. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Kiowa Indian. Died May 1, 1945, in action in Okinawa, Ryukyu, East China Sea. GLEN R. NORRELL, Private, U. S. Army. Home address: Stillwater, Payne County. Mr. and Mrs. Paul V. Norrell, Parents, 506 Monroe St., Stillwater. Born July 18, 1926. Enlisted October 12, 1943. Decorations: Expert Infantry Badge; Order of the Purple Heart ; Silver Star awarded posthumously. Graduated from Stillwater High School in 1943; attended Oklahoma A. & M. College, Stillwater. Member of Presbyterian Church. Pledged to Sigma Alpha Epsilon. Assigned to ASTP in Pamona Junior College, Pamona, California. With discontinuance of ASTP, trained in infantry at Camp McCain, Mississippi, and served in the 94th Division, Third Army, sailing for duty overseas in August, 1944. Awarded the Silver Star for gallantry in action during the attack on Bannholz Woods, Germany (when his platoon was attacked by two enemy tanks), the Citation stated in part as follows: "Calmly and accurately firing his ba~ooka,under point blank fire from the enemy tank guns, he scored three hits on one t n ,and two on the ak other, disabling the first and damaging the second. I n loading the sixth round he was severely wounded by shrapnel, but his fire forced the damaged tank to retreat from the woods, to a hill down position." Died February 10, 1945, in action, Bannholz Woods, near Sinz, Germany. CHARLES CURTIS OLDHAM, Private, First Class, U. S. Army. Home address: Tulsa, Tulsa County. Mrs. Beulah Oldham, Wife,

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1'707 Sontb Knoxville, T l a 4. Born February 25, 1907. Enlisted us March 1 1944. Decorations: Combat Infantry Badge; Order of , the Purple Heart. Attended public schools in Kansas. Member East Side Christian Church, Tulsa. Died October 11, 1944, in action in France.

JOHN HENRY PHELPS, Second Lieutenant, U. S. Army. Home address : Elk City, Beckham County. Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Phelps, Parents, Elk City. Born July 7, 1922. Enlisted September 1, 1943. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Attended Oklahoma A. & M. College, Stillwater. Member of Baptist Church. 1 Died July 1 , 1944, in action in France. JAMES GORDON RAGSDALE, Private, U. S. Army. Home address: Pryor, Mayes County. Charley H. Ragsdale, Father, Pryor. Born June 28, 1917. Enlisted February, 1941. Decorations : Order of the Purple Heart; seven Battle Participation Stars. Served as Paratrooper in Airborne Command. Died January 7, 1945, in action in Belgium. NORMAN FRANK RIKER, Aviation Radioman, Second Class, U. S. Naval Reserve. Home address: Tulsa, Tulsa County. Mr. and M s r. Frank C. Riker, Parents, 712 West 10th St., Tulsa 5. Born January 2, 1921. Enlisted January 27, 1942. Decorations : AsiaticPacific, and American Defense campaign medals. Graduated from Central High School, Tulsa, in May, 1937; attended The Oklahoma School of Law and Finance. Served as Radioman in Air Corps at San Juan, Puerto Rico, and trained as Radar Operator at Otis Field, Massachusetts. Assigned as member of the armed guard aboard the S. S. Walter Jennings (Standard Oil tanker) on two trips across the Atlantic. Served on patrol duty over South American countries and islands east of the U. S. Died February 3, 1945, in line of duty on routine flight, airplane crash aboard the Carrier U. S. S. Shangri-La in the Pacific. WILLIAM JAMES SITES, Captain, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address : Schulter, Okmulgee County. Mr. and Mrs. William Sites, Parents, Schulter. Born December 13, 1921. Enlisted February 3, 1941. Died October 12, 1944, in line of duty in airplane crash, LaJunta, Colorado. CARL GIJEE SMITH, JR., Fire Controlman, Third Class, U. S. Navy. Home address : Delaware, Nowata County. Mrs. J. D. Owen, Sister, Rte. 1, Delaware. Born September 3, 1924. Enlisted April, 1942. Decorations: one Battle Participation Star in European Theatre of Operations; three Battle Participation Stars in Pacific, Southwest. Awarded Good Conduct Medal. Attended Delaware High School. Member of Boy Scouts and of 4H Club. Died December, 1944, in line of duty aboard the U. S. S. Spence sunk in a typhoon, in Southwest Pacific.

CECIL SMITH,Gunner's Mate, Second Class, U. S. Navy. Home address: Stigler, Haskell County. Mr. and Mrs. John H. Smith, Parents, Stigler. Born February 2, 1920. Enlisted March 1, 1943. Decoration : Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal. Graduated from high school, Keota, Oklahoma, in 1942. Died November 10, 1944, in line of duty aboard the U. S. S. Mt. Hood destroyed in accidental explosion in Central Pacific. R. V. SPIVA, Private, First Class, U. S Army. Home address: . Elk City, Beckham County. Mrs. Juanita Spiva, Wife, Elk City. Born June 29, 1919. Enlisted November 21, 1942. Awarded Good Conduct Medal. Attended public schools a t Olust ee, Oklahoma. Member of Holiness Church. Farmer prior to enlistment. Served in Medical Detachment. Sailed for duty overseas in May, 1944. Died May 13, 1945, in action on Okinawa, Ryukyu Islands, East China Sea. ELMER E. TUNE, Private, First Class, U. S. Army. Home adr. dress: Vinita, Craig County. M s Myrtle Tune, Wife, 210 South Quincy St., Commerce, Oklahoma. Born February 20, 1916. Enlisted November 23, 1942. Decorations: Expert Infantry Badge; Order of the Purple Heart. Awarded Good Conduct Medal. Attended Craig County public schools. Highly commended by his commanding officer. Died December 2, 1944, in action in Germany. OTIS YARBROUGH, Private, U. S. Marine Corps. Home address : Muldrow, Sequoyah County. George E. Gunter, Friend, Muldrow. Born October 15, 1925. Enlisted January 18, 1944. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart awarded postl?umously. Fullblood Creek Indian. Graduated from 8th grade at Jones Academy (Indian School), Hartshorne, Oklahoma. Attended Methodist Church. His Commanding Officer stated: ". . . .Otis was gallant, courageous and heroic in the battle against the enemy." Died March 14, 1945, in action on Iwo Jima, Volcano Islands, Western Pacific.

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*In collecting the casualty lists and data for the Oklahoma War Memorial-World War I1 to be preserved in the permanent records of the Historical Society, acknowledgement is due to the following friends and members of the Oklahoma Historical Society: American Legion, Department of Oklahoma, C. S Harrah, Assistant Adjutant, Oklahoma City; . Adjutant General's Office, Brig. Gen. George Ade Davis, Oklahoma City; Branch Public Information Office, Eighth Naval District, Lt. Com. L. J. Goddard, U. S. N. R.. Oklahoma City; Former Assistant District Public Information Officer, Eighth Naval District, Lt. Robert A. Park, U. S. N. R., Oklahoma City; Armed Forces Induction Station, Jonas Jantz, Commanding Officer, Oklahoma City; Lucille M. Oldham, Tecumseh; Miss Ella Ketcharn. Oklahoma City; Mrs. Harry C. Gore, Oklahoma City; Mr. Henry B. Bass, Enid; Dr. Fred S. Clinton, Tulsa; Paul G. Adams, State 4-HClub Leader, Co-Operative Extension Work in Agriculture, Oklahoma A. & M. College, Stillwater. Biographies of others from Oklahoma who gave their lives i n the service of their country in World War I1 will be published in future numbers of The Chronicles a s part of the War Memorial sponsored by the Oklahoma Historical Society.-Muriel H. Wright.

JOE SAM ALLEN,Ensign, U. S. Navy. Home address: Chickasha, r. Qrady County. Mr. and M s Joe J. Allen, Parents, 1226 South 6th
St., Chickasha, Oklahoma. Born May 7, 1921. Enlisted August 27, 1942. Decorations : Asiatic Campaign Medal ; Bronze Star ; "Victory Medal," World War I1 ; Order of the Purple Heart; Air Medal awarded posthumously. Graduated Chickasha High School in May. 1940; attended the University of Oklahoma in 1940-41. Pledged Sigma Nu Fraternity. Member of Baptist Church. Served as Pilot of "Hellcat" fighter plane in night fighting, 41st Naval Air Squadron. His Citation with the Air Medal stated in part: "A skilled and fearless airman, Ens. Allen courageously participated in many extremely hazardous missions during the pioneer period of

night fighter operations and his tireless energy and unselfish efforts contributed materially to the excellent combat record achieved by his squadron and greatly assisted in the development of an important new phase of naval aviation."&ported missing in action on Luzon December 14, 1944. Died December 15, 1945 (official date), in action over Manila, Luzon, Philippine Islands. TROY L. ANDERSON, Jr., Private, First Class, U. S. Marine Corps Reserve. Home address: Tulsa, Tulsa County. Mrs. Patsy M. Sharpe, Mother, 1035 East Jessamine, Fort Worth, Texas. Born September 4, 1926. Enlisted September 4, 1942. Decoration : Order of the Purple Heart. Graduated Horace Mann Junior High School and attended Senior High School, Tulsa. Member First Methodist Church. Active in Boy Scouts. Died October 5, 1944, in action of Peleliu, Palau Islands, Central Pacific. JAMES ELROY APPLEMAN, Private, First Class, U. S. Army. Home address: Alva, Woods County. Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Appleman, Parents, Aha. Born July 21, 1925. Enlisted July 30, 1944. Graduated Alva High School in May, 1944. Member of Methodist Church. Died April 6, 1945, in action in Germany. CLAUDE L. ARMSTRONG, Private, U. S. Army, Home address: Tulsa, Tulsa County. Mrs. Frances J. Armstrong, Wife, 1307 North Yale, Tulsa. Born September 13, 1922. Enlisted March 29, 1944. Decoration : Order of the Purple Heart. Graduated Roosevelt Junior High School and attended Central High School, Tulsa. Member of Garden City Baptist Church. Awarded Expert Rifleman Medal. Died February 11,1945, in line of duty and buried at sea off L. S. T. 577 in the Pacific. LEONARD L. ARMSTRONG, Private, First Class, U. S. Army. r. Home address: Soper, Choctaw County. M s Ella Armstrong, Mother, (Mudsand Rte.) Soper. Born February 21, 1924. Enlisted March 15, 1944. Decorations : Purple Heart awarded twice ; Combat Infantry Badge. Wounded in action December 25, 1944. Died April 5, 1945, in action in Germany. DOUGLAS BAKER, Lieutenant, Junior Grade, U. S. Navy. Home address: Lindsay, Gamin County. Mr. and Mrs. John Baker, Parents, Rte. 4, Lindsay. Born August 27, 1921. Enlisted June 30, 1942. Decorations : four Air Medals ; three Distinguished Flying crosses; two Silver Stars; Order of the Purple Heart. Attended the University of Oklahoma in 1942. Served in Naval Air Squadron. Last flight took off from the carrier U. S. S. Lexington. Died December 14, 1944, in action over Luzon, Philippine Islands. PAUL S. BENNETT, Captain, U. S. Army. Home address: Sperry, Tulsa County. Mrs. Helen Q. Bennett, Wife, Sperry. Born Febru-

ary 4, 1911. Enlisted September 16, 1940. Decorations: Silver Star; Order of the Purple Heart. Member of the Oklahoma National Guard, enlisted May 27, 1927; advanced from rank of sergeant to Second Lieutenant on June 3, 1933, and successively in rank later, to Captain in the National Guard on October 1, 1935; graduated from Field Artillery School in 1936. Served in the Field Artillery of the 45th Division. Died July 9, 1944, in action on Saipan, Marianas Islands.

WAYNE PAUL BENSON, Private, First Class, U. 8. Army. Home address : Douthat, Ottawa County. Mrs. Mittie Benson, Mother, Douthat. Born February 2, 1922. Enlisted in 1942. Attended public school at Picher, Oklahoma. Died November 12, 1944, in action in Lorraine, France.
MILLARD C. BENTLEY, Private, First Class, U. S. Army. Home address : Davis, Murray County. Mrs. Sue Edwards Bentley, Mother, Rte. 1,Davis. Rorn October 14,1918. Enlisted October, 1939. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Attended public school at Davis, Oklahoma. Died August 1, 1944, in action in France. CHARLES R. BETHEL, Private, First Class, U. S. Army. Home address: Tulsa, Tulsa County. Mrs. Charles Bethel, Wife, 2112 East Sixth, Tulsa 4. Born February 1, 1921. Enlisted August, 1943. Decorations: Bronze Star; Combat Infantry Badge; Order of the Purple Heart. Died June 13, 1945, in action of Okinawa, Ryukyu Islands, East China Sea. DAVID ALBERT BETTINGER, Seaman, First Class, U. S. Navy. Home address : Bromide, Johnston County. Joe L. Bettinger, Father, Big Canyon, Oklahoma. Born April 22, 1920. Enlisted June 9, 1939. Decoration : Order of the Purple Heart. Graduated Bromide High School, 1939. Died March 2, 1942, in line of duty in the Java Sea. TOMMIE JEWEL BIBB, Sergeant, U. S. Army. Home address: Three Sands, Noble County. M s Jessie Smith, Aunt, Three Sands. r. Born June 16, 1924. Enlisted November 19, 1940. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Served during landing on D-Day, wounded in action June 16, and returned to combat duty July 28, 1944. Died August 14, 1944, in action in France. XILLIAM CHESTER BIGGS, Private, First Class, U. S. Army. Home address: Ravia, Johnston County. MFS. Marie Biggs, Wife, Ravia. Born September 29, 1919. Enlisted January 16, 1942. Decorations : Order of the Purple Heart awarded twice ; Bronze Star. Graduated Chilocco Indian Agricultural School, Chilocco. Oklahoma, in May, 1940. Member of the Baptist Church. Creek Indian descent. Served with the 45th (" Thunderbird") Division. Died January 4, 1945, in action in Northeastern France.

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TOBIAS RAPHAEL BILLER, Seaman, First Class, U. S. Navy. Home address: Okarche, Kingfisher County. Mr. and Mrs. Otto Biller, Parents, Okarche. Born January 29, 1923. Enlisted December 16, 1942. Graduated from St. Gregory's College, Shawnee, Oklahoma, in 1942. Member of the Holy Trinity Catholic Church. Served in the Submarine Corps. Died October 7, 1943, in line of duty in the Kuril Islands (or Japanese Chishima Islands), off Kamchatka. WALTER EARL BLAYLOCK, Seaman, First Class, U. S. Navy. Home address: Poteau, Le Flore County. Mr. and Mrs. Walter Blaylock, Parents, Rte. 1, Poteau. Born February 9, 1921. Enlisted April 7, 1939. Decoration : Order of the Purple Heart; Presidential Citation. Graduated Poteau High School in May, 1938. Served in Submarine Corps. Died August 10, 1945, in line of duty aboard the submarine U. S. S. Pickerel a t sea, out from its Manila Bay base.

ROY BOYD BLANCHARD, Technical Sergeant, U. S. Army. Home address : Glencoe, Payne County. Richard W. Blanchard, Father, Glencoe. Born June 19, 1920. Enlisted September 16, 1940. Decorations: Order of the Purple Heart; two Bronze Stars; Combat Infantry Badge ; American Defense Medal ; European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal. Graduated Glencoe High School in May, 1939. Member of the Christian Church. Member of Oklahoma National Guard, enlisted in 1938, in 179th Infantry. Served with the 45th Division. Awarded Good Conduct Medal. Died February 18, 1944, in action a t Anzio Beachhead, Italy.
LEROY BEN BLANKE, Corporal, U. S. Army. Home address: Nowata, Nowata County. Mrs. Jennie Blanke, Mother, Rte. 2, Xowata. Born April 22, 1919. Enlisted May 12, 1942. Decorations: Unit Citation for action in the St. Lo campaign ; Battle Participation Star, European Theater of Operations, Attended Nowata public schools. Member of Church of Christ. Died August 3, 1944, in action in France.
BUELL DEAN BLUBAUGH, Private, First Class, U. S. Army. Home address: Ponca City, Kay County. Mrs. Pearl Blubaugh, Mother, 414 North 7th Street, Tonkawa, Oklahoma. Born October 16, 1922. Enlisted February, 1943. Decorations: Order of the Purple Heart; three Battle Participation Stars, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign. Graduated Tonkawa High School in May, 1942. Attended Northern Oklahoma Junior College, Tonkawa. Member First Baptist Church. Served as Paratrooper in 11th Division, Airborne Command. Awarded Good Conduct Medal. Served in New Guinea and participated in the Leyte and the Manila campaigns, Philippine Islands. Died April 18, 1945, in action near Mt. Macolod, Luzon, Philippine Islands.

DWIGHT KENDBLL BOOTH, Second Lieutenant, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address: Enid, Garfield County. M/Sgt. and Mrs. Brainard D. Booth, Parents, 923 West Elm, Enid. Born September 19, 1924. Enlisted December 15, 1942. Decorations: Air Medal and Order of the Purple Heart awarded posthumously. Graduated Thomas Jefferson High School, San Antonio, Texas; attended Texas A. & M. College. Member of Madison Square Presbyterian Church and Albert Pike Chapter Order of DeMolay, San Antonio, Texas. Outstanding student and athlete. Graduated Altus Army Air Field, receiving wings and commission in September, 1944. Sailed for duty overseas in January, 1945, and served as Pilot on a B-26 "Marauder" in bombing raids over Germany. Died April 16, 1945, in action during operational flight over Wittenberg, Germany. ROBERT EVIN BOOZE, Private, First Class, U. S. Army. Home address: Stratford, Gamin County. Mrs. Ina Ruth Booze, Wife, Rte. 2, Byars, Oklahoma. Born May 23, 1919. Enlisted December 23, 1943. Attended grade school, Vian, Oklahoma. Died December 16, 1944, in action in Germany. WILLIAM RUFUS BOST, Second Lieutenant, U. S. Army. Home address: Cleveland, Pawnee County. Mrs. Jessie 0. Bost, Mother, 800 West Delaware, Cleveland. Born November 2, 1915. Enlisted March, 1941. Decorations: Order of the Purple Heart; Oak Leaf Cluster; Combat Infantry Badge; American Defense Medal; three Battle Participation Stars, European Theater of Operations. Graduated Cleveland High School in 1933. Attended Oklahoma A. & M. College, Stillwater, 1934. Attended Tulsa Business College and later employed in Tulsa. Member of Boston Avenue Methodist Church. Served in Medical Corps, 216th General Hospital and 300th General Hospital, in all grades from private to master sergeant. Chosen for Infantry Officers' Candidate School, Fort Benning, Georgia, and commissioned in April, 1943. Sailed for overseas duty as an officer of replacement in January, 1944, and later assigned to the 85th Division in command of a machine gun platoon. Awarded Good Conduct Medal, Wounded in action at Fondi, Italy, on May 21, 1944, and rejoined the 85th Division in August, 1944. Died October 10, 1944, in action at Mt. Monterenzio, Italy. ARCHIE LEONARD BOSWELL, Private, First Class, U. S. Army. Home address: Rush Springs, GCrady County. M s Lola Boswell, r. Mother, Shamrock, Texas. Born November 14, 1925. Enlisted February 19, 1944. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Graduated 10th Qrade, Sterling, Oklahoma. Member of Baptist Church. Died January 27, 1945, in action in France. JAMES V. BOYLES, Sergeant, U. S. Army. Home address: Checotah, Mclntosh County. Mrs. Edna A. Boyles, Wife, North Broadwag. Checotah. Born January 27, 1922. Enlisted November 28, 1943.

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Served in the Third Army, European Theater. Died December 19, 1944, in action in Luxembourg, Belgium. TIM LUTELLAS BRADLEY, Staff Sergeant, U. S. Army. Home address : Muskogee, Muskogee County. Mrs. Fannie Carmean, Mother, Cassville, Missouri. Born October 4, 1918. Enlisted September, 1940. Decorations: Order of the Purple Heart; Silver Star awarded posthumously. Attended Central High School, Muskogee. Sailed for duty overseas in November, 1943, and served in India and , Burma. Died June 1 1944, in action in North Burma, Asiatic area. CARL CLINTON BRAND, Sergeant, U. S. Army. Home address: Eufaula, McIntosh County. Mrs. Robbie Brand, Wife, 2536 Florida Ave., Stockton, California. Born November 3, 1911. Enlisted September, 1943. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Attended Eufaula Junior High School. Member Christian Church and Junior Chamber of Commerce. Served with the 90th Division. Promoted from Private to Sergeant on the battlefield July 16, 1944. Died July 26, 1944, in action near Blosville, France. LEWIS OTHEL BRANSCUM, Private, First Class, U. S. Army. Home address: Big Cedar, LeFlore County. Mrs. Eunice D. Branscum, Wife, Page, Oklahoma. Born September 6, 1924. Enlisted July 18, 1944. Decorations: Order of the Purple Heart; Combat Infantry Badge. Attended public schools a t Big Cedar and Muse, Oklahoma. Awarded Machine Gun and Han Grenade medals. Died June 19, 1945, in action on Okinawa, Ryukyu Islands, East China Sea. THOMAS LEROY BRASEL, Seaman, First Class, U. S. Naval Reserve. Home address: Tulsa, Tulsa County. C. R. Brasel, Brother, 720 South Wheeling, Tulsa. Born October 28, 1926. Enlisted March 13, 1944. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Died October 30, 1944, in line of duty in Southwest Pacific. ROBERT L E E BREWSTER, Private, U. S. Army. Home address: Fairland, Ottawa County. Mrs. May E. Brewster, Mother, Rte. 1, Fairland. Born November 30, 1925. Enlisted June 27, 1944. Decorations : Order of the Purple Heart ; Bronze Star. Graduated from High School, Wyandotte, Oklahoma. Sailed for duty overseas December 31, 1944, landing in the Philippines in February, 1945; in active combat from February 26 to March 21, and from April 1 to April 4. Died April 4, 1945, in action on Luzon and buried in Legaspi Cemetery, Philippine Islands. LEON EARL BRIGQS, Sergeant, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home r. address: Tahlequah, Cherokee County. M s Anna Lou Hullinger, Mother, Loop Rte., Tahlequah. Born April 28, 1925. Enlisted August 12, 1943. Decorations: Air Medal; Oak Leaf Cluster. Attended Tahlequah High School. Member First Baptist Church. Sailed for duty overseas in December, 1944. Served as Tail Gunner

on B-17 Bomber ; became member of "Caterpillar Club" for emergency parachute jump on his first mission. Died April 7, 1945, in action near Hannover, Germany. ONIE ARVILEE BRISCOE, Private, First Class, U. S. Army. Home address: Walters, Cotton County. Oscar J. Briscoe, Father, 623 Wash St., Walters. Born June 7, 1926. Enlisted September 6, 1944. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Attended Walters High School. Member Assembly of God Church. Died June 14, 1945, in action on Mindanao, Philippine Islands.
JESS CALVIN BRUTON, Private, U. S. Army. Home address: Sallisaw, Sequoyah County. Mr. and Mrs. Walter Bruton, Parents, Rte. 2, Sallisaw. Born April 1, 1924. Enlisted May 30, 1944. Decoration: Combat Infantry Badge. Finished grades in grammar school. A letter in behalf of the officers and men of his company in the 88th Division stated: "He was one of our efficient and top fighting men." Died April 18, 1945, in action in Northern Italy and buried in the U. S. Military Cemetery at Mt. Beni, Italy. BILLY LEONARD BUNCH, Private, U. S. Army. Home address: Duncan, Stephens County. Mr. Luther Bunch, Father, 1303 Oak Ave., Duncan. Born March 24, 1923. Enlisted June 7, 1944. Decorations: Combat Infantry Badge; two Battle Participation Stars, European Theater of Operations; Order of the Purple Heart. Graduated Duncan High School in May, 1941. Attended the University of Oklahoma, 1941-43. Member of Methodist Church. Awarded Good Conduct Medal. Died April 18, 1944, in action in Italy. WILLIS S. BUOY, Technician, Fifth Grade, U. S. Army. Home r. address : Ocheleta, Washington County. M s Lucy Ann Buoy, Mother, Rte. 2, Bartlesville. Born June 29, 1908. Enlisted June 5, 1942. Decorations: Bronze Star: Oak Leaf Cluster; Order of the Purple Heart. Graduated from 8th grade and was outstanding athlete in Truscott School, Hogshooter Creek. Member of Baptist Church. Served in the Heavy Artillery, Seventh Army. Decorated for heroism in France, in 1944, for having saved many of his comrades in action against the Germans. Wounded in action during early winter 1944-45. Died March 30, 1945, in action in Germany. JOSEPH DENNIS ("JOE D.") BURDEN, Private, First Class, U. S. Marine Corps. Home address: Blair, Jackson County. Mrs. J. M. Huling, Mother, Blair. Born September 23, 1918. Enlisted June 6, 1940. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Attended Blair High School. Stationed in the Philippine Islands and was at Corregidor at the time of the surrender to the Japanese on May 6, 1942. Served with the 3rd Battalion, Fourth Marines. Died October 24, 1944, i line of duty in the East China Sea. n MAURICE THURlKAN BURRESS, Chief Electrician's Mate, U. S.
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Burress, Father, Weatherford. Born April 11, 1916. Enlisted July 15, 1934. Decorations : Presidential Unit Citation ; Naval Commendation Ribbon ; Submarine Combat Insignia ; Bronze Star Medal. Graduated from High School, Harrison, Arkansas, in May, 1934. Member of Methodist Church. The Presidential Unit Citation was awarded for ''outstanding performance and distinguished service" aboard the U. S. S. Greenling in war patrol; the Commendation Ribbon, "For distinguishing himself by outstanding service in a United States Submarine during a war patrol of that vessel"; the Submarine Combat Insignia, for "splendid performance of duty" aboard the Submarine U. S. S. Barbel in offensive war patrol in heavily patrolled enemy waters. The Citation with the Bronze Star Medal stated in part: "As Electrician's Mate in Charge, his skill and proficiency in maintaining his department in a high state of readiness materially assisted his Commanding Officer while conducting attacks which resulted in sinking more than 20,000 tons of enemy shipping." Departed aboard the U. S. S. Barbel from Fremantle, Australia, January 5, 1945, for patrol area in the South China Sea. First reported missing February 18, 1945. Died February 19, 1946 (official date), in line of duty aboard the Submarine U. S. S. Barbel lost in South China Sea. RICHARD BURTON, Private, First Class, U. S. Army. Home address : Okemah, Okfuskee County. Mrs. Velma 0. Burton, Wife, 115 South 8th St., Okemah. Born September 27, 1918. Enlisted November, 1940. Decorations: Order of the Purple Heart; Silver Star awarded posthumously. Served as Automatic Rifleman, his Citation with the Silver Star stating that, under heavy artillery and mortar fire by the enemy, he himself opened fire on the enemy and eliminated the hostile strongpoint thus making way for his squadron to continue the advance. He was later struck by enemy artillery fire in this advance. Died August 1, 1944, in action in France.

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Road, Oklahoma City. Born June 7, 1923. Enlisted July, 1942. Decorations: Air Medal; Order of the Purple Heart. Attended Oklahoma City public schools; graduated f o Culver Military Amrm demy, Culver, Indiana, in June, 1942. Member of Methodist Church. Attended preflight school at San Antonio, Texas, and had primary training a t Spartan school. T l a Oklahoma, followed by basic and us, advanced training in other U. S. air fields, receiving wings and commission at Lswson Field, Fort Benning, Georgia. Served as Pilot on P-51 "Mustang" with the 4th Fighter Squadron, 52nd Fighter Group. Died June 23, 1944, in action over Ploesti, Italy.

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March 14, 1944. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Graduated Capitol Hill High School, Oklahoma City. Member of the Baptist Church. Awarded Rifleman, Machine Gun, Carbine. and Submachine Gun medals. Died January 16, 1945, in action in Eastern France. BOBBIE RALPH BUTLER, Private, U. S. Army. Home address: Tulsa, Tulsa County. Percy Butler, Father, 2211 East Reading St. Tulsa. Born November 5, 1925. Enlisted August 15, 1944. Decoration : Order of the Purple Heart awarded posthumously. Graduated Grover Cleveland Junior High School, Tulsa, in 1941, and from Central High School, Tulsa, in 1944. Member of Springdale Baptist Church. Of Cherokee Indian descent. Oklahoma State interscholastic High Jump champion in 1943 and 1944, winning both meets at the University of Oklahoma and a t Oklahoma A. & M. College. Sailed for duty overseas on January 6, 1945, and volunteered for infantry scouting. Died February 23, 1945, in action near Kempen, Germany. LEONARD V. BYRUM, Corporal, U. S. Army. Home address: Snow, Pushmataha County. Ottis D. Byrum, Father, Snow. Born December 5, 1919. Enlisted April 13, 1942. Attended public school a t Finley, Oklahoma. Served as Technician, Fifth Grade, in 104th Engineers. Died April 1, 1945, in action on Okinawa, Ryukyu Islands, East China Sea. ROGER WILLIAM CAFFEY, Technician, Fifth Grade, U. S. Army. Home address : Seminole, Seminole County. Mrs. Joan Caf f ey, Wife, Seminole. Born October 6, 1924. Enlisted June 2, 1943. Decorations: Silver Star; Order of the Purple Heart. Attended Seminole High School. Member of Assembly of God Church. Served in Medical Detachment, 18th Infantry. The Silver Star Medal was awarded for gallantry in action within the vicinity of Mortain, France, the Citation stating in part : "Observing a seriously wounded German soldier, deserted by his own medical men, and obviously suffering from shock and pain, Corporal Caffey voluntarily exposed himself to heavy sniper fire, administered first aid and evacuated the enemy casualty. The exceptional courage with which Corporal Caffey performed his merciful deed reflects great honor upon the Army Medical Department." Wounded in action in the vicinity of Hachkerchen, Germany. Died March 1, 1945, near Nrederaw, Germany. address : Ramona, Washington County. M s Emma Campbell, r. Wife, Rte. 1, Bartlesville. Born September 22, 1913. Enlisted September 16, 1943. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart,. Graduated Ramona High School in 1932. Died August 6, 1944, in action in Percy, France. CHARLES RALPH CANTREU, Private, First Class, U. S. Amy. Home address: Haskell, Muskogee County. M s Hatty M. Cantrell, r. Mother, Rte. 1, Haskell. Born April 13, 1909. Enlisted October 28,

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1912. Decorations : Two Battle Participation Stars, European Theater of Operations; Order of the Purple Heart awarded twice. Attended public Schools. Black Gum. Oklahoma. Awarded Good Conduct. Medal. Died November 12, 1944, in action in Lorraine, France. J A M E S H. CAPE, Staff Sergeant, 1J. S. Army. Home address: Ada, Pontotoc County. ,Mrs. Clarca J. Cape. Mother, Rte. 5, Ada. Rorn J u l y 7, 1922. Enlisted December 26, 1942. Decoration: Combat Infantry Badge. Completed 8th grade in public school, Bebee, Oklahoma. Served in the Seventh Army, European Theater of Operations. Awarded Good Conduct Medal. Died April 10, 1945, i n action in Western Germany. ORVAL OTIS CATHER, Private, I T . S. Army. Home address: Pawnee, Pawnee County. Mrs. Okla Cather, Mother, 453 Harrison, Pawnee. Born May 22, 1932. Enlisted .Jnne 30, 1942. Attended Prosperity public school. Member of Nethodist Church. Sailed from Hollandia, Dutch New Guinea, for the Philippine Islands on February 6, 1945. Died February 11, 1945, in line of duty when his ship was torpedoed b y an enemy submarine and sunk north of hfindanao, Philippine Islands. HAROLD L E E CLARK, Seaman, Second Class, TJ. 8. Navy. Home address: Seminole, Seminole County. Nolon Tval Clark. Father, Seminole. Born July 4, 1926. Enlisted Junc 8, 1944. Graduated High School. Bowlegs, Oklahoma. Member of Baptist Chnrch. Died February 16. 1945, in line of duty aboard the I X S (L) (3) sunk in resisting an enemy torpedo attack in Marveles Harbor, Bataan Peninsula, Philippine Islands. WILBUR FRANK CLARK, Private, First Class, TJ. S. Army. Home address : Shawnee, Pottawatomie County. Mrs. Bemie Clark, Mother, 121 North Louisa St., Shawnee. Rorn May 11, 1919. Enlisted June 8, 1944. Decorations: Combat Infantry Badge; Order of the Purple Heart. Graduated Shawnec Senior Hiqh School in 1938. Member First Baptist Church. Sailed for diitp overseas in November, 1944, and served with the 63rd Division. Seventh Army, in Italy, France. and Germany. Died April 9, 1945, in action in Western Germany. HARRY CLINTON CLARKE. Electrician's Mate, First Class, U. S. Navy. Home address: Yale, Payne County. Mr. and Mrs. Henry F. Clarke, Parents, 530 East Chicago, Yale. Born May 14, 1913. Enlisted December 18, 1933. Graduated Yale High School in May, 1931. Member of Baptist Church. Served on the U. S. S. Saratoga and on the U. S. S. Langley. Reported missing in action since March 1, 1942. Died December 15, 1945 (official date) in line of duty a t sea. ? STERLING LOUIS CLIFT, Private, First Class, U. S. Army. Home address: Granite, Greer County. Mrs. (3. R. Clift, Mother, Rte. 4, Apache. Born January 5, 1912. Enlisted November, 1943. Decorab

tion : Order of the Purple Heart. Member Missionary Baptist Church. 8erved as Paratrooper, Airborne Command. Sailed for duty overseas in August, 1944, and was in active combat in France, Belgium, Holland, and Germany. Wounded in action September 17, 1944. Died April 7, 1945, in action in Germany.

CARL WAYNE COALE, Second Lieutenant, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address: Dacoma, Woods County. C. E. Coale, Father, Dacoma. Born December 10, 1921. Enlisted December 3, 1942. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Served as Pilot on P-38 "Fighter" plane. Died December 27, 1944, in action twelve miles northeast of Bastogne, Belgium. JAMES CLARENCE COLE, Technical Sergeant, Fourth Class, U. 8. Army Air Corps. Home address: Sallisam, Sequoyah County. M s Myrtle Cole, Mother, Rte. 4, Sallisaw. Born December 9, 1922. r. Enlisted February 2, 1942. Attended public schools in Sequoyah County. Died March 23, 1945, during Japanese bombing attack on Biak Island, and buried with full military honors in the U. S. Armed Forces Cemetery at Bosnek, Biak Island, Southwest Pacific. BILLIE EDWIN COLSTON, Seaman, First Class, U. S. Navy. Home address: Marietta, Love County. Mr. and Mrs. D. L. Colston, Parents, Marietta. Born June 27, 1923. Enlisted May 26, 1943. Decoration : Order of the Purple Heart ; Presidential Citation. Attended Love County public schools and graduated from the 8th grade in 1939. Served aboard the U. S. S. Crescent City. Reported missing in action in September, 1944. Died September 16, 1945 (official date) in action on Peleliu, Palau Islands, Central Pacific. DOWAL D. COPLEN, Staff Sergeant, U. S. Army. Home address: Stigler, Haskell County. M s Geraldine Coplen, Wife, Rte. 1, r.
Stigler. Born March 29, 1924. Enlisted February 18, 1943. Sailed for duty overseas in the spring of 1944 and served with the Paraglider troops in the Philippine Islands. Died March 31, 1945, in action on Luzon, Philippine Islands.

GRANT ARTHUR CROOK, Seaman, First Class, U. S. Naval Reserve. Home address: Seminole, Seminole County. Mrs. Lessie A. Crook, Mother, 313 West Evans St., Seminole. Born September 24, 1906. Enlisted February, 1942. Decorations : American Service Medal; Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal with four Battle Participation stars; Philippine Liberation Medal with two Battle Participation stars; World War I1 Victory Medal; Order of the Purple Heart. Served aboard the U. S. S. Franklin. Died March 19, 1945, in line of duty when the U. S. S. Franklin was hit in a Japanese air attack, during a mission off the coast of Japan in support of the Okinawa operations,
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ham, Mother, Davenport. Born April 18, 1923. Enlisted February 29, 1944. Decorations: Order of the Purple Heart; Silver Star awarded posthumously. Attended Davenport public school. The Citation with the Silver Star stated in part: "Perceiving a wounded enlisted man lying in an exposed position, Sergeant Cunningham, a rifleman disregarding personal safety crawled forward over 100 yards of open terrain to administer medical care and evacuate his wounded comrade. Shortly thereafter, when two members of his squad were wounded, Sergeant Cunningham again remained in the exposed terrain and skillfully administered medical treatment to the casualties and evacuated them to an aid station." Died March 23, 1945, in action in Staudernheim, Germany, and buried in the American Cemetery a t Stromberg, Germany.
CHARLES B. DICKERSON, Technician, Fourth Grade, U. S. Army. Home address: Sparks, Lincoln County. Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Dickerson, Parents, Sparks. Born May 20, 1914. Enlisted September 16, 1940. Member of the Oklahoma National Guard, enlisted May 7, 1934. Served with the 45th Division. Died July 11, 1943, in action in Sicily. KENNETH ARNOLD DUNHAM, Private, U. S. Marine Corps Reserve. Home address : Claremore, Rogers County. Mrs. Marie Johnson, Sister, 733 East 4th St., Claremore. Born June 13, 1925. Enlisted August 12, 1943. Decoration : Order of the Purple Heart awarded posthumously. Attended public schools in Rogers County. Served as Automatic Rifleman in the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign. Died May 31, 1945, in action near Nahu, Southern Okinawa, and buried with full military honors in the U. S. Marine Division Cemetery on Okinawa Shima, Ryukyu Islands, East China Sea. GLENN VERNON EAGON, Seaman, First Class, U. S. Navy. Home address: Tulsa, Tulsa County. Mr. and M s Arvil A. Eagon, Parr. ents, Drumright, Oklahoma. Born August 18, 1925. Enlisted August 13, 1943. Attended public schools in Drumright and Tulsa, graduating from Will Rogers High School, Tulsa, in May, 1943. Member of Memorial Christian Church, Tulsa. Completed the course (Fire Control-Rangerfinder-Spotters) in the Fleet Service School, on November 13, 1943. Assigned to the U. S. S. Liddle (commissioned December 6, 1943) and served aboard the vessel in the Atlantic, leading convoys to Bermuda Island, Wales, Gibraltar, and Tunisia. Sailed from New York City September 21, 1944, on the U. S. S. Ladle for Hollandia, New Guinea via the Panama Canal, thence proceeding as an escort vessel with a convoy to Leyte, Philippine Islands, arriving November 24, 1944. Died December 7, 1944, i n line of duty on the flying bridge of the U. S. S. M d l e when that point was struck and damaged by the crash and explosion of a Japanese suicide plane, while the vessel was patrolling between Ponson and Leyte, in Ormoc Bay, Philippine Islands.

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OTIS EAVES, Staff Sergeant, U. S. Army. Home address: Bethel, McCurtain County. Mr. and Mrs. F. M. Eaves, Parents, Rte. 1, Lane, Oklahoma. Born April 29, 1918. Enlisted September 1, 1942. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Member of the Baptist Church. Served with the 45th Division. Died Xay 26, 1944, i n action in Rome, Italy. LESLIE L E E ELLIOTT, Coxswain, U. S. Navy. Home address: Stigler, Haskell County. Mrs. Beatrice Elliott, Mother, Rte. 1. Stigler. Born July 28, 191'7. Re-enlisted June 12, 1940, having previously enlisted in May, 1935, and served in the Xavy. Attended Stigler High School; and Junior College and Business College i n Tulsa, Oklahoma. Died February 28, 1942, in line of duty aboard the U. S. S. IIoztston sunk in engagement with a large force of the Japanese navy, in Soenda Strait about five miles off St. Nichols Point, Java, the h'etlierlands Indies. HARVEY A. EMBRkr, Private, First Class, U. S. Army. Home address : McLoud, Pottawatonlie County. Mr. and Urs. John Embry, Parents, Shawnee. Born January 24, 1923. Enlisted January 12, 1943. Completed 8th grade in public school. Member of the Christian Church. Died July 16, 1944, in action in France. EUGENE L. I~ARTIIISG,Corporal, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County. Mrs. Opal R. Farthing. Mother, 227 West Fairchild, Midwest City, Oklahoma City 10. Born February 26, 1926. Enlisted December 22, 1943. Decoration : Order of the Purple Heart. Awarded Good Conduct XIedal and cited for meritorious achievement. The Midwest City post of Veterans of Foreign Wars was naxned in honor of him. Died June 25, 1945, in action in Celebes Island, Xetherlands Indies.

MAX EMIL FELDER, Flight Officer, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County. Mr. and Mrs. Emil J. Felder, Parents, Canton, Oklahoma. Born February 1. 1925. Enlisted March 4, 1963. Decorations: Air Medal; Order of the Purple Heart ; Presidential Citation. Graduated High School, Canton, Oklahoma, in 1942. Employee in Oklahoma City Air Depot. Sailed for duty overseas in March, 1945. Died April 10, 1945, in action when his plane was struck by an enemy jet-propelled plane over Orienburg, Germany.
WILLIAM MEREDITH FRAKICLIN, Private, U. S. Army. Home address: Binger, Caddo County. Mr. and Mrs. William T. Franklin, Parents, Rte. 2, Binger. Born April 20, 1924. Enlisted August 20, 1944. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Attended public school. Served as Rifleman in Company L, 307th Infantry. A letter from his Commanding Officer stated in part: "In the battle in the vicinity of Shuri, when exceptionally heavy enemy action -as encountered, William in the performance of his duty as rifleman, unwaveringly moved to the front of the fight to aid his buddies and

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the advance of his unit. . . . . To all who knew him, William's passing was a personal tragedy. He was a fine comrade and a n excellent soldier." Died Nay 18, 1945, in action on Okinawa, Ryukyu Islands, East China Sea. WARREN VERXOX FRAZIER. Fircman, First Class, U. S. Navy. Home address: El Reno, Canadian County. George V. Frazier, Father, 1115 West Pine St., El Reno. Born January 2, 1922. Enlisted February 6, 1940. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Attended E l Reno High School. Served aboard the destroyer U. S. S. Piilsbztry and participated in a night battle in RlcKassar Strait, with the Japanese navy off the Ketherlands Indies in February, 1942. Died March 1, 1942. in line of duty aboard the U. S. S. P i l l s b w y sunk in the Battle of Java near Bali Strait, Netherlands Indies. WILLIAM FORBES FREERfAN, Second Lieutenant, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address : Ardmore: Carter Comty. Xrs. Bertha F. Freeman, Mother, 112 Fourth St., N. W., Ardmore. Born July 30, 1923. Enlisted September 30, 1942. Decorations: Air Medal and Order of the Purple Heart, both awarded posthumously. Graduated Ardmore Senior High School in May, 1941. Outstanding as football player. Attended the University of Oklahoma. Employed as a riveter in Consolidated Aircraft Company, San Diego. California, before entering the army. Member of First Christian Church, Ardmore. Received commission a s Second Lieutenant and wings a s Bombardier from Midland Army Air Field, Nidland, Texas January 15, 1944. Began additional training in England in the Eighth Air Force, December 3, 1944, and his crew's plane a "Flying Fortress," became the "lead plane" of the Squadron. Died February 16, 1945, in action in bombing mission over Gelsenkirchen, Germany. A. IJ. FULLINGIM, Seaman, Second Class, I T . 8. Navy. Home address: Antlers, Pushmataha County. Mrs. E. L. Leathermood, Sister, Antlers. Born J u l y 15, 1918. Enlisted December 17, 1941. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Attended High School, Ringwood, Oklahoma. Xember of the Methodist Church. Died J u l y 6, 1943, i n line of duty aboard the U. S. S. Helemz sunk in the Battle of Kula Gulf. RERSHAL GUS GAITHER, First Lieutenant, U. 8. Army Air Corps. Home address: Pryor, Mayes County. Mrs. Madonna Gaither, wife,2539 East 16th St., Tulsa, Oklahoma. Born February 28, 1916. Enlisted January 28, 1943. Decorations : Order of the Purple Heart ; A i r Medal. Graduated Pryor High School. Member of Baptist Church. Served with General Chennault's "Eagle" Squadron as Xavigator-Bombardier, in China. Died March 29, 1945, in line of duty on return from bombing mission near Chihkiang, Hunan Pror i m e , China. HUBERT LESSIE CAITHER, Private, First Class, U. S, Army. Home address: Bennington, Bryan County. Mrs. Lillie Mae Qaither, Hother, Bennington. Born December 26, 1921. Enlisted July 25,

1942. Decorations: Order of the Purple Heart; one Battle Participation Star, European Theater of Operations; Combat Infantry Badge. Served in the American Defense Theater of Operations. Awarded Good Conduct Medal. Died December 4, 1944, in action in France. JAMES HAL GALLAWAY, Major, Field Artillery, U. S. A m y . Home address: Durant, Bryan County. Mrs. Mary Jane Gallaway, Wife, 1002 West Elm St., Durant. Born May 9, 1910. Enlisted April 23, 1940. Decorations: Order of the Purple Heart; Bronze Star Medal. Graduated High School, Vernon, Texas. Graduated the University of Oklahoma, B. A. degree, in 1934. Died December 17, 1943, in action in Belgium. LOREN2 DALE GILSTRAP, Seaman, Second Class, U. S. Navy. Home address : Stigler, Haskell County. Mrs. Nola Mae Gilstrap, Wife, Ajo, Arizona. Born October 18, 1914. Enlisted October 23, 1944. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart awarded posthumously. Graduated High School, Keota, Oklahoma, in 1934. Served aboard the U. S. 8 Franklin. Died March 19, 1945, in line of duty when . the Franklin was hit in a Japanese air attack, during a mission off the coast of Japan in support of the Okinawa operations. IRVING GOLDBERG, Private, U. S. Army. Home address: Tulsa, Tulsa County. Mrs. Nell N. Goldberg, Wife, 15 West 7th St.? Tulsa. Born October 29, 1913. Enlisted December 10, 1941. Graduated Columbia University, New York City. Member of Jewish Church. Semed with the 4th Division, Third Army, European Theater of Operations. Died April 1, 1945, in action in Germany. SCOTT HENDON GRANT,Private, First Class, U. S. Marine Corps. Home address : McAlester, Pittsburg County. Mrs. Hattie Grant. Mother, Rte. 1, McAlester. Born August 22, 1925. Enlisted September 20, 1943. Died June 17, 1945, in action on Okinawa, and buried with honors in the U. S. Sixth Marine Division Cemetery on Okinawa, Ryukyu Islands, East China Sea.

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dress: Carnegie, Caddo County (family home in Kiowa County). M s Tosickah Guoladdle, Mother, Carnegie. Born April 17, 1913. r. Enlisted August 2, 1942. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart awarded posthumously. Attended public school. Member of Baptist Church. Kiowa Indian descent. Served with the 8th Cavalry Regiment. Wounded in action in Asiatic theater and returned to active combat. Died April 12, 1945, in action on Luzon, Philippine Islands.
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schools in Bryan County. Sailed for duty overseas in September, 1944, and served in European Theater of Operations. Dled April 10, 1945, in action in Western Germany. THADDES LAVERNE HAMBY, Quartermaster, Third Class, U. S. Navy. Home address: Frederick, Tillman County. Mr. and M s r. C. E. Kamby, Parents, 611 South 10th St., Frederick. Born May 16, 1916. Enlisted December 13, 1939. Attended Frederick High School where he was a member of the band. Enrolled and trained in tue Citizens' Military Training Camp. Served as Bugler, First Class, aboard the U. S. S. Pennsylvania in or near the Hawiian Islands; transferred in November, 1940, to the carrier U. S. S. Langley and was in active service at the time of the bombing of Pearl Harbor and, later in the Central Pacific in the region of Guam, Midway, and Wake islands ; trained and promoted to Quartermaster, Third Class, in Navigator's Division. Sailed on February 27, 1942, from Freemantle, Australia, aboard the U. S. Langley which was bombed by Japanese planes and sunk in the Indian Ocean, south of Java ; survivors were rescued and transferred to the U. S. S.Pecos (bound for Freemantle, Australia) but this vessel was also bombed by the enemy and sunk. Died March 1, 1942, in line of duty in the Indian Ocean south of Java. LESTER BLAINE HAMMERS, Sergeant, U. S. Army. Home address: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County. Mrs. Ruby Lee Hammers, Wife, 408 Southeast 28th St., Oklahoma City. Born July 10, 1908. Enlisted December 8, 1942. Decoration : Bronze Star Medal awarded posthumously. Attended St. John 's Military Academy, Wisconsin. i Member of the Methodist Church. Employed by the Urschel Ol Company before entering the Army. Served with the Engineer Corps, 96th ("Deadeye") Division and in active combat during the invasion of Leyte and Okinawa. The Citation with the Bronze Star Medal, awarded for heroic service on June 12, 1945, for having completed the mission of clearing an enemy mine£ield in an area infested with enemy snipers, stated in part: "After securing the field, Sergeant Hammers conducted his squad to safety and returned alone to make a final inspection prior to opening the route to critically needed supply trains." Died June 12, 1945, in action on Okinawa, RyukSTu Islands, East China Sea.

WILLIAM ALLEN HANCOCK, Gunner's Mate, Third Class, U. S. Kavy. Home address: Sand Springs, Tulsa County. M s Patti Jean r. Hancock, W f ,Sand Springs. Born January 10, 1923. Enlisted ie January 17, 1943. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Attended Sand Springs High School. Served aboard the U. S. S. Indianapolis which after setting a new speed record from San Francisco to Guam in delivery of an atomic bomb w s sunk by two under-water exa plosions during a blackout when traveling a t 17 knots per hour, approximately 450 miles from Leyte. Died July 30, 1945, in line of duty aboard the U. 8.8,Indbnapolie sunk in the Pacific Ocean.

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JAMES RANDOLPH HANNA, JR., Private, First Class, U. S. Army. Home address : Fairland, Ottawa County. Mrs. Gertie Hanna, Mother, Hte. 2, Fairland. Born May 'LO, 1925. Enlisted October 27. 1943. Decoration : Combat Infantry Badge. Attended Fairland High School. Served with 24th Infantry, "Victory" Division in the Philippines. Died February 3, 1945, in action c:n Luzon, Philippine Islands.
CORKELIUS BLISS IIARDMAS, JR., Sergeant, U. S. Army. Home address: Ponca City, Kay County. Mrs. Virginia Helen Hardman, Wife, Sells, Arizona. Born January 23, 1922. Enlisted J u n e 25, 3942. Decorations: Combat Infantry Badge; Order of the Purple JIeart. Attended Pawnee Indian School at Pawnee, and Chilocco Indian Agricultural School, Chilocco, Oklahoma. Ponca Indiau descent. Member of the Blethodist Chu~ch. Served with the 87th Infantry ("Golden Acorn") Division in the Battle of the Bulge in Belgium and was in one of the first units to break through t h e Siegfried Line. Died b'ebruary 17, 1945, from wounds received i n action in Luxembourg, Belgium. NATHAN ZIARJO, Private, U. S. Army. Home address: Okmulgee, Okmulgee County. Mrs. Lena Freeman, Mother, 321% West Main, Okmulgee. Born November 3, 1922. Enlisted October 28, 1940. Decoration : Order of the Purple Heart. Attended Euchee Indian Boarding School, Sapulpa, Oklahoma. Member of Methodist Church. Wou for the second coilsecutive year, the welterweight boxing championship of the Second Infantry Division. A letter from his Cornmanding Officers stated in part: "Private Harjo was held in high regard by all members of this command." Died April 8, 1945, in action near Varlosen, Germany.

ROBERT ADRIAX HARP, Private, U. S. Army. Home address:
Shawnee, Pottawatonlie County. Mrs. IT. A. Harp, Mother, Rte. 2, Shawnee. Born Xarcll 1, 1925. Enlisted August 10, 1943. Attended Shawnee High School. Member of Baptist Church. Sailed for duty overseas in April, 1944, and served as Paratrooper, Airborne Command, in Africa, Sicily, Italy, France, and Belgium. Died Januaq22, 1945, in action near Bergstein, Belgium.

SOLON MILES HAYES, Private, First Class, U. S. Army. Home address: Stigler, Haskell County. Mrs. Lucille M. Hayes, Mother, Keota, Oklahoma. Born December 5, 1921. Enlisted July 26, 1942. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Attended High School in Chickasha, Oklahoma. Died April 8, 1945, in action near Baini on Luzon, Philippine Islands.
WILLIAM EARNEST HilZEIV, Seaman, First Class, U. S. Na\;. Home address: Ponca City, Kay County. Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Hazen, Parents, Rte. 1, 1110 North Ash St., Ponca City. Born July 21. 1921. Enlisted June 10, 1940. Attended Ponca City Junior High School. Member of Baptist Church. Served with the U. S. Fleet

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in the Asiatic area two years. Participated in and reported missing , after the Battle of the Java Sea March 1 1942. Died November 1, 1945 (official date) in line of duty in the Java Sea. BOB HOWARD HORINE, Private, B1irst Class, U. S. Army. Home address : Muskogee, Muskogee County. Mrs. Amy L. Smith, Mother, 403 North S St., Muskogee. Born September 20, 1924. Enlisted February, 1943. Decorations : Order of the Purple Heart awarded twice. Attended High School a t Chelsea, Oklahoma. Served with the 85th Cavalry, Reconnaissance Squadron Mechanized. Died December ll, 1944, in action in Kleinhau, Germany. S A M KENNETH HOUSTON, Signalman, TJ. S. Navy. Home address: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County. Mrs. Charlotte Sanderson, Mother, 1522 South Walker St., Oklahoma City. Born December 11, 1922. Enlisted August 7, 1940. Decoration: Submarine Combat Insignia. Attended Oklahoma City public schools; graduated High School, Grayville, Illinois, in 1940. Served with the submarine U. S. S. Shark in both the Atlantic and Pacific. Departed from Pearl Harbor, Hawaiian Islands, September 23, 1944, on the Shark for patrol duty in the East China Sea. Died November 8, 1944 (official date), in line of duty aboard the U. S. S. Shark lost a t sea. LLOYD E. HOWARD, Private, U. S. Army. Home address: Salina, Mayes County. James Howard, Father, Salina. Born May 12, 1920. Enlisted February 1, 1941. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Attended public schools a t Turley, Oklahoma. Member 0:' Baptist Church. Served with the Coast Artillery. Died April 7, 1942, in action in the Philippine Islands. CLARENCE MAX HUETT, Private, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address: Tecumseh, Pottawatomie County. Mr. and Mrs. Fred E. Huett, Parents, Tecumseh. Born April 1, 1920. Enlisted September 1, 1942. Decoration: Citation of Honor awarded posthumously. Graduated Tecumseh High School on May 30, 1939. Member of Broadway Methodist Church, Tecumseh. Trained and received wings as A r t a e r y Liaison Pilot, a line of service which was later considered unnecessary and cancelled by the War Department. Sailed for duty overseas in April, 1944. Died May 30, 1944, off the southeastern coast of Italy. HOWARD WINSTON HUMPHREYS, Corporal, U. S. Marine Corps. Home address: Altus, Jackson County. M s Gerald V. r. Humphreys, Mother, 411 North Hightower, Altus. Born December 9, 1920. Enlisted February 4, 1940. Decorations: American Defense Medal; Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal; Order of the Purple Heart. Attended Oklahoma City public schools and Altm High School. Sailed for duty in the Philippine Islands, with the First Separate Defense Batallion on May 4, 1940, and stationed at Cavite Naval Base; a t the fall of the Manila Bay area the Battalion was evacuated to Bataan and consolidated with the 4th Marines

under General Douglas MacArthur 's command ; subsequently transferred to Corregidor and later captured by the Japanese at the surrender of Corregidor in May, 1942; prisoner of the Japanese for twenty-nine months in Camp O'Donnell, Cabanatuan, and Bilibid Prison, Manila; aboard a Japanese prison ship en route to Japan torpedoed and sunk by an American submarine. Died October 24, 1944, as a Japanese prisoner of war in the China Sea. WILLIAM LLOYD HUTTON, Private, U. S. Army. Home address: Mutual, Woodward County. Mr. and Mrs. Elmer L. Hutton, Parents, Mutual. Born August 12, 1912. Enlisted December 21, 1942. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Attended Mutual public schools; graduated High School, Winfield, Kansas, in 1931; attended Kansas University, Wichita. Member of Baptist Church. Served with Tank Battalion. Died August 10, 1944, in action near Ballon, France. JIMMIE D. JBMISON, First Lieutenant, U. S. Army. Home address: Beggs, Okmulgee County. M s M. D. Jamison, Mother, r. Beggs. Born June 15, 1922. Enlisted September 16, 1940. Decorations: Order of the Purple Heart and Silver Star awarded posthumously. Attended Beggs High School. Member of the Baptist Church. Member of the Oklahoma National Guard, first enlisted September 8, 1936; re-enlisted September 9, 1939, with rank of Sergeant, 179th Infantry, and later served with 45th Division. Entered Officers' Candidate School at Fort Benning, Georgia, and received his commission August 21, 1942. Died July 11, 1944, in action in Normandy, France. EVERETTE RAY JONES, Flight Officer, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address: Hollis, Harmon County. Mr. and Mrs. Orville Fred Jones, Parents, Rte. 2, Hollis. Born March 7, 1914. Enlisted October 20, 1942. Decorations: Order of the Purple Heart; Air Medal awarded posthumously. Attended Cameron State Agricultural College, Lawton; graduated Oklahoma A. & M. College, Stillwater, in June, 1940. Member of Baptist Church. Teacher of vocational agriculture at Stigler, Oklahoma, when he enlisted. Member of Lions Club and a Mason (32nd degree). Served as Pilot of a glider carrying troops and supplies, as part of Airborne Army, in the invasion of Northwest Germany. The Citation with the Air Medal stated in part : "These officers serving as pilots of troop carrier gliders, formed part of a vast glider armada which successfully delivered thousands of Allied troops and equipment to designated objectives behind enemy lines in the greatest airborne assault in military history, east of the Rhine." Died March 24, 1945, in action at a crossing of the Rhine River, in Oerntany. HOWARD MITCHELL JONES, Pharmacist 'a Mate, First Class, U. S. Navy. Home address : Hastings, Jefferson County. Lester F. Fite, Brother-in-law, 1116 Lipscomb St., Fort Worth, Tersa. Born

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Novemher 17, 1917. Enlisted August 16, 1936. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Graduated Hastings High School. Served a t Cavite, Manila, and Bataan, Philippine Islands, where he was captured by the Japanese and imprisoned in Bilibid Prison in 1942. Died December 15, 1944, aboard a Japanese prison ship torpedoed in Subic Bay, west of Philippine Islands. CHARLES CLARK KEGELMAN, Colonel, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address: El Reno, Canadian County. Mrs. Marian E. Kegelman, Wife, 501 South Rock Island, El Reno. Born October 22, 1915. Enlisted June 27, 1936. Decorations : Distinguished Service Cross; Distinguished Flying Cross ; three Oak &eaf Clusters ; Order of the Purple Heart; European Campaign, African Campaign, and AsiaticPacific Campaign medals. Listed as the first American to be decorated in the European theater. Graduated E l Reuo High School in 1932; graduated Oklahoma Military Academy, Claremore, in 1934 ; attended the University of Oklahoma, 1934-36. Commissioned Second Lieutenant in American Air Forces in 1937, and stationed at Barksdale Field, Louisiana. Sent to England in April, 1942, a s Commandant of the 15th Bombardment Squadron, American Air Forces. Served in twenty sorties against the enemy in North Africa. Serving in the Eighth Air Force, he led the first flight of American planes to participate in the aerial war over German occupied territory. (Kegelman was featured in Target: Germany published by Simon and Schuster, New Pork; and in report of "Battle of Europe" in the magazine, Time, for July 13, 1942.) Died March 9, 1945, in action on Mindanao, Philippine Islands.

LLOYD DENNIS KENNON, Private, First Class, U. S. Army. Home address: Peek, Ellis County. Mr. and Mrs. Jess M. Kennon, Parents, Peek. Born October 16, 1923. Enlisted December 20, 1943. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Graduated High School, Arnett, Oklahoma, in 1941. I n partnership with his father as farmer and stockman before entering the service. Died April 2, 1945, in action on Luzon, Philippine Islands.
VEARI; CLAYTON KERFOOT, Technician, Fifth Grade, U. S. Army. Home address: Quinlan, Woodward County. Mrs. Ada A. Kerfoot, Mother, Rte. 2, Quinlan. Born A u p t 7, 1914. Enlisted October 8, 1941. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Died April 15, 1945, in action in Germany. RALEIGH WAYNE KILLGORE, Torpedoman, First Class, U. S. Navy. Home address: Washington, McClain County. Robert E. Killgore, Father, Washington. Born March 28, 1914. Enlisted June, 1934. Served aboard the U. S. S. PiUsbury. Died March 2, 1942, in line of duty in the Battle of the Java Sea. WILLIAM POTTER KIRBY, Private, First Class, U. S. Army. Home address: Crowder, Pittsburg County. Mm. Idell Kirby, Wife, Rte. 2, McAlester. Born May 8, 1918. Enlisted May, 1944. Order

of the Purple Heart awarded posthumously. Completed 8th grade in public school. Served in duty overseas five months. Died May 13, 1945, in action on Okinawa, Ryukyu Islands, East China Sea. EUGENE MARVIN KOHLMAN, Corporal, U. S. Marine. Home address: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County. Mrs. Frances Anna Smith. Mother, 1906 N. W. 14th St., Oklahoma City. Born April 5, 1920. Enlisted August 2, 1940. Decorations: Silver Star; Order of the Pnrple Heart. Attended Central High School, Oklahoma City. Member of Christian Church. Served with the Fourth Marines in Shanghai, China, and in Philippine Islands; taken prisoner by the Japanese a t the fall of Corregidor. Died November 20 (or 22), 1942, of Beri Beri in prisoner of war camp, Osaka, Japan.

LAWERENCE P. LAUDERDALE, Staff Sergeant, U. S. Army.
Home address : Maysville, Garvin County. Mrs. Grace Lauderdale, Mother, L'ndsay, Oklahoma. Born November 3, 1921. Enlisted August 30, 1940. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart with four silver stars (wounded four times). Completed 8th grade in public school. Served with Anti-aircraft, 45th Division, in North Africa and a t Anzio Beachhead. Died April 18, 1945, in action in Italy. KENNETH EUGENE LAWSON, Torpedoman, U. S. Navy. Home address : Grove. Delaware County. Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Lawson, Parents, J a y Star Route, Grove. Born March 26, 1924. Enlisted August 5, 1943. Decorations: Order of the Purple Heart; Submarine Combat Insignia surmounted with three gold stars (three successful patrols). Graduated Grove High School in May, 1941. Member of Baptist Church. Served on the submarine U. S. S. Shark which departed from Pearl Harbor, Hawaiian Islands, on September 23, 1944, for patrol duty in the East China Sea. Died November 8, 1944 (official date) in line of duty on the U. S. S. Shurk lost a t Sea. ROBERT EARL LEE, Aviation Radioman, Third Class, U. S. Naval Reserve. Home address: Okeene, Blaine County. Mr. and Mrs. John Alvin Lee, Parents, Okeene. Born May 10, 1925. Enlisted April 13, 1943. Decorations: Air Medal; Gold Star; Order of the Purple Heart awarded posthumously. Served as Radio Operator on a carrier based torpedo bomber, First Carrier Task Force, and was cited for meritorious achievement in a n aerial flight on a bombing attack against enemy warships in Kobe harbor, Japan, on March 19, 1945; and again for attacks against enemy positions on Ryukyu Islands from March 24 to 30, 1945. Died August 10, 1945, in action over Matsushima airfield, Northern Honshu, Japan.

DONALD HENRY LEMONS, Staff Sergeant, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address: Norman, Cleveland County. Mrs. Ruby A.
Lemons, Wife, Rte. 1, Norman. Born November 14, 1919. Enlisted June 23, 1943. Decorations: Air Medal; three Oak Leaf Clusters; Order of the Purple Heart. Served as Inspector in the Army Air

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Forces before enlistment. Ordered to England November 28, 1944, to serve with the Eighth Air Force. Served as Waist Gunner on B-17 "Flying Fortress." 91st Bombardment Group. Died April 8, 1945, in action a t Jarchou, Germany. HOMER L E E LEWIS, Sergeant, U. S. Army. Home address: Elk City, Beckham County. Mrs. H. IJ. Lewis, Wife, Rte. 2, Clinton. Born March 21, 1923. Enlisted January 22, 1943. Decoration: Combat Infantry Badge. Awarded Expert Rifleman and Good Conduct medals. Attended St. Joseph's High School and Keen's Business College. Member of St. Joseph 's Catholic Church. Communications Chief of Company B, 782nd Tank Battalion. Died January 17, 1945, in action a t Saint Valery, France. ROBERT DALE LLOYD, Torpedoman's Mate, Second Class, U. S. Navy. Home address: Tulsa, Tulsa County. Mrs. Alice A. Lloyd, Mother, 327 East Zion St., Tulsa 6. Born March 7, 1921. Enlisted March 7. 1938. Graduated High School, Turley, Oklahoma. Member of Methodist Church. Served four years in submarine duty. Listed missing in action in March, 1944. Died January 9, 1946 (official date), in line of duty in the Pacific area. LEONARD MANKILLER, Sergeant, U. S. Army. Home address: Welling, Cherokee County. Mrs. Martha Dickson, Mother, Rte. 1, Welling. Born December 2, 1919. Enlisted August, 1942. Decorations: Combat Infantry Badge; Bronze Star; Order of the Purple Heart awarded posthumously. Awarded Expert Rifleman, Machinegun, and Good Conduct medals. Served with the Third Army in European Theater of Operations. Died January 23, 1945, in action in Luxembourg, Belgium.

IVAN TRUMAN (" CHIC ") MANKINS, Private, First Class, U. S. Army. Home address : Shawnee, Pottaxatomie County. Mrs. Ivan Mankins, Wife, Rte. 3, Seminole. Born April 6, 1925. Enlisted August 31, 1943. Decoration : Order of the Purple Heart. Attended Shawnee public schools. Died April 5, 1945, in action on Luzon, Philippine Islands.
DONALD J. MARTIN, Private, U. S. Army. Home addres.9: Manitou, Tillman County. Mrs. Iva Pearl Martin, Mother, Rte. 1, Manitou. Born May 16, 1925. Enlisted September 16, 1943. Decoration : Order of the Purple Heart. Awarded Sharpshooter Medal. Served as Paratrooper, Airborne Command. Died May 4, 1945, in action on Okinawa, Rynkyu Islands, East China Sea. JAMES ISIAH MARTIN, Seaman, First Class, U. 8. Navy. Home address: Lexington, Cleveland County. Mr. and M s J. Carl Marr. tin, Parents, Lexington. Born April 15, 1918. Enlisted April 29, 1942. Attended High School, Munday, Texas. Member of First Christian Church. During first two years in the Navy, served on the light erniser U. S. S. Raleigh in the Aleutian Islands and in South

Pacific; transferred to the aircraft carrier U. S. S. Hancock on April 15, 1944, which served in the Atlantic and in the Pacific areas. Died April 7, 1945, in action a t sea near Japan.

RAY EIJGENE MARTIN, Electrician's Mate, Second Class, U. S. Navy. Home address : Kowata, Nowata County. Mrs. Stella Martin, Wife, 400 South Willow, Nowata. Born February 7, 1925. Enlisted December, 1941. Decoration : Submarine Combat Award. Attended Nowata High School. Member of Baptist Church. Reported missing in action in September, 1944. Died January 16, 1946 (official date), in line of duty aboard the submarine U. S. S. Robalo in the Pacific area. ARVLE C. MAXWELL, Private, First Class, U. S. Army. Home address: Ada, Pontotoc County. Mr. and Mrs. Henry Maxwell, Parents, Ada. Born December 15, 1920. Enlisted February 2, 1939. Decoration: Silver Star. Attended High School, Byng, Oklahoma. Member of Pentecostal Holiness Church. Served as Paratrooper, Airborne Command. Died April 18, 1945, in action near Manila. Philippine Islands.
CHARLES EARL McDANIEI;. JR., First Lieutenant, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address: North McAlester, Pittsburg County. Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. &IcDaniel, Sr., Parents, 2652% North Main St., North McAlester. Born March 18, 1922. Enlisted July 14, 1942. Decorations : Distingnkhed Flying Cross : Air Medal ; 15 Oak Leaf Clusters. Gradnated IIigh School, Poteau, Oklahoma, in May, 1911. Mzmber of Methodist Chnrch. Sailed for duty overseas in April, 1944; completed ninety-eight missions. Died April 5, 1945, in action over Winterschied, Germany.

SYLVESTER DALE McGURK, Lieutenant (Junior Grade), U. S. Naval Reserve. Home address: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County. Mrs.Anna McGurk, Mother, 1026 North Dewey St., Oklahoma City 3. Born December 22, 1916. Enlisted June 19, 1942. Decorations: Philippine Liberation Ribbon ; Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal ; Air Medal. Attended St. John's School, McAlester, and St. Joseph's School, Oklahoma City. Member of Catholic Church. Received wings at Pensacola, Florida, in September, 1943. Served as Pilot in Naval Air Operations and engaged in four major battles in the Pacific area. Member of the pre-dawn flight in support of the U. S. Marines attacking Iwo Jima. Died February 22, 1945, in line of duty a t sea in the Pacific.

LEE ROY McKNIGHT, Technical Sergeant, U. S. Army. Home address: Stillwater, Payne County. Mr. and Mrs. J. W. McICnight, Parents, Rte. 4, Stillwater. Born September 26, 1912. Enlisted April 1, 1942. Decorations: Order of the Purple Heart; Bronze Star
Medal. Attended public school a t Ripley, Oklahoma. Engaged in farming with his father west of Ripley before enlistment. Sailed for duty orerseas in August, 1943, and served in action in the invasion

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of France on D-Day. The Citation with the Bronze Star stated in part: ". . . . when a n infantry battalion was harassed by enemy mortar fire, Technical Sergeant McKnight, Squad Leader, led a Patrol through the intense fire into enemy territory and located the mortar position. The data he obtained enabled the supporting artillery to register on the enemy positions. " Died December 12, 1944, in action a t Butzbach, Germany.

JAMES S. McNEIL, Private, First Class, U. S. Army. Home address: Wetumka, Hughes County. Mr. and Mrs. Ben A. McNeil, 1 Parents, Wetumka. Born April 1 , 1923. Enlisted April 20, 1944. Decorations: Order of the Purple Heart; Combat Infantry Badge. Attended Wetumka High School. Member of Nazarene Church. Died April 16, 1944, in action near Trapitz, Germany.
WILLIAM HAROLD MONCY, Staff Sergeant, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County. Mrs. Lora Lee Pratt, Mother, 1611 N. E. 11th St., Oklahoma City. Born November 24, 1923. Enlisted October 14, 1942. Decorations: Air Medal and Order of the Purple Heart awarded posthumously. Attended Central High School, Oklahoma City. Member of Y. M. C. A. Served as Radioman. Died August 17, 1944, in action near Lyons, France. CLIFFORD QUINCY MORTON, Corporal, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address: Hammon, Roger Mdls County. Mrs. Nomah Morton, Mother, Rte. 1, Hammon. Born October 9, 1918. Enlisted October 26,1943. Decorations: Citation of Honor; Order of the Purple Heart awarded posthumously. Graduated Hammon High School in 1937. Attended Oklahoma A. & M. College, Stillwater, two years. Member Alpha Gamma Rho Fraternity. Served as Radar Operator on Superfortress B-29. Died February 10, 1945, in action in the Pacific area. ROY BENJAMIN MOSS, JR., Seaman, First Class, U. S. Navy. Home address: Burlington, Alfalfa County. Mrs. Ben Moss, Mother, Burlington. Born December 7, 1924. Enlisted May 11, 1943. Decoration : Submarine Combat Insignia surmounted by three gold stars (three successful patrols). Graduated Burlington High School in May, 1942. Member of Christian Church. Served on the submarine U. S. S. Harder, Seventh Fleet. The Harder's heavy fighting during six days' patrol (next to its last patrol) off the coast of Japan was reported by the Navy Department as an "epic in submarine warfare." Died October 2, 1944, in line of duty aboard the U. S. S. Harder lost a t sea in the Philippine Island area. RAY 0.OAKLEY, Corporal, U. S. Army. Home address: Crawford, Roger Mills County. Mrs. Lanora J. Bullock, Mother, Crawford. Born June 22, 1922. Enlisted June l , 1940. Decorations: Order of the Purple Heart awarded twice. Attended Crawford High

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School. Member of Baptist Church. Wounded in action in March, 1943, in North Africa. Died July 7, 1944, in action in Italy, and buried in the U. S. Military Cemetery a t Fallonica, Italy. E. F. OGBURN, Corporal, U. S. Army. Home address: Haworth, McCurtain County. Mrs. Lillian Ogburn, Mother, Haworth. Born August 4, 1922. Enlisted December 19, 1942. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Attended Haworth High School. Member of Baptist Church. Served with the Twelfth Armored Division. Died March 19, 1945, in action in the Rhineland, Germany. GEORGE W. PADEN, Private, U. S. Army. Home address: Sand 1 Springs, Tulsa County. Mrs. Sadie W. Paden, Wife, 1 1 East 7th St., Sand Springs. Born January 15, 1907. Enlisted April 7, 1944. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Died December 25, 1944, in line of duty in the English Channel. ERNEST ELDON PAGITT, Fireman, Second Class, U. S. Naval Reserve. Home address: Moorewood, Roger Mills County. Mr. and Mrs. Sam Pagitt, Parents, Rte. 1 Elk City. Born October 4, 1922. , Enlisted July 30, 1944. Decorations: Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Ribbon with two Battle Participation stars; Navy Unit Commendation Ribbon. Attended High School, Leedey, Oklahoma. Member of Baptist Church. Died July 30,1945, in line of duty in the Philippine Sea. BENNIE PANTER, Sergeant, U. S. Army. Home address: Stilwell, Adair County. Mr. and Mrs. Tom Panter, Parents, Rte. 1, Stilwell. Born July 19, 1917. Enlisted April 2, 1942. Decorations: Order of the Purple Heart and Presidential Citation awarded posthumously. Attended Stillwell High School. Member of Baptist Church. Died July 12, 1944, in action in France. JIM PANTHER, Seaman, First Class, U. S. Navy. Home address: Bunch, Adair County. Tom Panther, Father, Bunch. Born February 6, 1918. Enlisted November 2, 1942. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Attended Union Graded School a t Bunch, and graduated from Sequoyah Indian Training School, Tahlequah, in May, 1941. Died May 4, 1945, in line of duty at sea in the South Pacific. JAMES C. PARKER, Private, First Class, U. S. Army. Home address: Duncan, Stephens County. Mrs. Evelyn Parker, Wife, Marlow, Oklahoma. Born June 11, 1918. Enlisted June 7, 1944. Decorations: Combat Infantry Badge; Order of the Purple Heart. Wounded in action in Italy, April 16, 1945. Died April 22, 1945, in North Italy. ROBERT REED PARXELL, First Lieutenant, U. S. Army. Home addreas: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County. Mrs. Virginia Parnell, Wife, 1816 N. W. 31st St., Oklahoma City. Born September 15, 1920. Enlisted March 28, 1942. Decorations: Order of the Purple

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Heart ; Silver Star awarded posthumously. Attended Central High School, Oklahoma City; graduated Fremont High School, Los Angeles, California, hi 1939. Member of Methodist Church. Served fourteen months in the Guianas (South America) and in Trinidad before service in the European Theater of Operations. The Citation with the Silver Star for gallantry in action on January 11, 1945 stated in part: "Voluntarily leading a patrol approximately 1500 yards into hostile territory where considerable activity had been made, First Lieutenant Parnell successfully established a strong point and two road blocks and conducted an accurate, complete reconnaissance of the area." Died January 12, 1945, in action a t Les Tailles, Belgium. RUSSELL EDWIN PARRIS, Corporal, U. S. Army. Home address: Dale, Pottawatomie County. Mrs. Mattile L. Parris, Wife, 216 North Aydelotte, Shawnee. Born April 2, 1919. Enlisted November 25, 1942. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart awarded posthumously. Attended Centerview school, Pottawatomie County. Member of Baptist Church. Awarded Expert Rifleman, Sharpshooter, and Good Conduct medals. Sailed for duty overseas in September, 1944. Wounded in action in Eastern France, November 16, 1944. Died November 23, 1944, in military hospital in France. Corps Reserve. Home address : Mayfield, Beckham County. M s r. Dean Perkins, Mother, Sayre, Oklahoma. Born February 12, 1923. Enlisted June 9, 1942. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Graduated from high school in 1941. Served in Naval Air Operations. Missing in action June 7, 1944, flying a fighter plane over Rabaul, New Britain, Southwest Pacific. Died January 18, 1946 (official date), in action in Southwest Pacific. GEORGE THOMAS PYLE, Private, U. S. Army. Home address: Eva, Texas County. Mrs. Leeila K. Pyle, Wife, Eva. Born February 3, 1925. Enlisted April 24, 1944. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Attended High School a t Wynnewood, Oklahoma. Served in European Theater of Operations beginning in February, 1945. Died April 4, 1945, in action in Seigen, Germany. WOODROW W. RABON, Private, First Class, U. S. Army. Home address: Madill, Marshall County. Mrs. Elmyra Sparks Rabon, Wife, Mill Creek, Oklahoma. Born November 10, 1912. Enlisted January 10, 1944. Decorations: Combat Infantry Badge; Order of the Purple Heart. Graduated High School, Stratford, attended Murray State School of Agriculture, Tishomingo, and East Central State College, Ada, Oklahoma. Member of Methodist Church. Died January 17, 1945, in action in Luxembourg, Belgium. BURNIS RAGSDBLE, Private, First Class, U. S. Army. Home address : Atmka, Atoka County. Joe Ragsdale, Father, Atoka. Born April 25, 1917. Enlisted November 27, 1943. Decoration: Order

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of the Purple Heart. Died November 3, 1944, in action in Nancy, France. WARREN EUGENE RAINS, Staff Sergeant, U. S. Army. Home address : Bentley, Atoka County. M s Verda Rains, Mother, Bentr. ley. Born November 9, 1921. Enlisted September 16, 1940. Decorations: Order of the Purple Heart awarded twice; Silver Star awtirded posthumously. Graduated Atoka High School in 1939; attended Business College, Tulsa, Oklahoma. Member of Oklahom:~ National Guard, enlisted January 17, 1940. Died March 31, 1945, in action on Luzon, Philippine Islands. JAMES A. RAY, Private, First Class, U. S. Army. Home address: Hollis, Harmon County. Mrs. Elva Ann Ray, Mother, Rte. 2, Hollis. Born February 1 , 1920. Enlisted February 6, 1942. Decora1 tion: Order of the Purple Heart. Died April 23, 1945, in action on Luzon, Philippine Islands. CLIFFORD CARL RECTOR, Private, First Class, U. S. Army. Home address : Frederick, Tillman County. Mrs. Alma. Rector, Mother, 214 North 5th St., Frederick. Born November 19, 1925. Enlisted February 10, 1944. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Attended Frederick Junior High School. Awarded Good Conduct Medal. Died April 1, 1945, in action in Hershfeldt, Germany.

GLENN LARRY REDING, Aviation Radioman, Second Class, U. S. Navy. Home address: Fort Towson, Choctaw County. J. M. Reding, Father, Fort Towson. Born September 29, 1921. Enlisted April 19, 1942. Decoration : Navy Commendation Ribbon with Citation. Graduated Fort Towson public schools in Nay, 1940. Completed Aviation Radio School, Memphis, Tenuessee, December 12, 1942 ; completed Naval Air Gunners' School, Holly\+-ood, Florida, January 30, 1943. Served in Naval Air Operations as Kadio Gunner, Torpedo Squadron Seventeen, based on board U. S. S. Bunker H d l . The Citation with the Navy Commendation Ribbon stated in part: "Reding successfully defended the plane in which he was a crew member against determined enemy fighter opposition during a torpedo attack on a heavy combatant ship. His outstanding courage and skill contributed materially to the success of the attack" Reported missing in action over Rabaul, New Britain, Southwest Pacific, November 11, 1943. Died January 1 , 1946 (official date), in 1 action over Rabaul, New Britain, Southwest Pacific.
CURTIS LADELL REYNOLDS, Private, First Class, U. S. Army. Home address: Byars, McClain County. Clarence Reynolds, Brother, Byars. Born January 8, 1922. Enlisted October 15, 1942. Decoration: Combat Infantry Badge; Order of the Purple Heart. Attended public school, Johnsonville, Oklahoma. Awarded Sharpshooter and Marksmanship medals. Served two years with the 136th Infantry. Died March 80, 1945, in action on Luzon, Philippine Islands.

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EUGENE DONALD RIDDLE, Torpedoman's Mate, Third Class, U. S. Naval Reserve. Home address: Bokchito, Bryan County. Mr. and Mrs. Joe T. Riddle. Parents, Bokchito. Born March 2, 1926. Enlisted April 20, 1943. Decoration : Submarine Combat Insignia with Citation. Attended Bokchito High School. Member of Baptist Church, and of 4-H Club, Boy Scouts, and Sons of American Legion. Completed training at U. S. Navy Submarine Base, Pearl Harbor, Hawaiian Islands; served as Torpedoman's Mate on board the submarine U. S. S. Scamp reported missing in December, 1944. Died December 6, 1945 (official date), in line of duty aboard the U. S. S. Scamp sunk by the enemy in the Pacific area. LEON J. RINEY, Private, First Class, U. S. Army. Home address: Ramona, Washington County. Mrs. L. J. Riney, Wife, Rte. 1, Hugo, Oklahoma. Born July 25, 1922. Enlisted August 1, 1940. Decoration : Order of the Purple Heart. Attended Romona public schools. Member of Baptist Church. Served with the Field Artillery. Died April 1, 1945, in action in Augustdorf, Germany. FRED RILEY ROACH, Aviation Machinist's Mate, Third Class. U. S. Navy. Home address: Lawton, Comanche County. Mr. and Mrs. G. TV. Roach, Parents, Rte. 2, Lawton. Born September 26, 1925. Enlisted September 16, 1943. Decorations: Order of the Purple Heart; Air Medal with Citation. Served with the Naval Air Operations. Died May 11, 1945, in line of duty in Okinawa area, Ryukyu Islands, East China Sea. THURMAN OTHEL RHODES, Private, First Class, U. S. Army. Home address: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County. Mrs. Pearl Rhodes, Mother, 136 N. E. 11th St., Oklahoma City. Born June 4, 1924. Enlisted October 23, 1942. Decorations: Order of the Purple Heart awarded twice. Attended Roosevelt Junior High School, Oklahoma City. Member of Central Christian Church, Oklahoma City. Served in Guadalcanal and New Caledonia, Southwest Pacific. Highly commended and praised by his Commanding Officer for his fine character and morale. Died March 15, 1945, in action on Luzon, Philippine Islands. WILLIAM CLAYTON RHODES, Lieutenant (Junior Grade), U. S. Naval Reserve. Home address: Bristow, Creek County. Mrs. Sue M. Rhodes, Wife. 329 East 6th St., Edmond, Oklahoma. Born September 8, 1920. Enlisted June 4, 1942. Decorations : Distinguished Flying Cross; Air Medal; two Gold Stars; Order of the Purple Heart ; American Defense Medal ; Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal ; one Battle Participation star. Attended Central State College Edmond. Member of Baptist Church. Served with Naval Air Operations. Died February 16,1945, in action in Tokyo area, Japan. JOHN DANNAL ("J. D.") ROSS,Private, First Class, U. S. Amy. Home address : Goodwell, Texas County. Mr. and Mrs. W. D. Ross, Parents,Rte. 1, Coodwell. Born May 27,1924. Enlisted August 30,

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1944. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Graduated High School, Hooker, Oklahoma, in May, 1942. Attended Panhandle A. & M. College, Goodwell, in 1942-43. Member of Church of Christ. Awarded Good Conduct Medal. Sailed for duty overseas in January, 1945. Served with the 63rd ("Patch Flaming Sword, Blood and Fire") Division, Seventh Army in European Theater of Operations. Died April 9, 1945, in action in Germany. RALPH TURNER ROIYLAND, Seaman, First Class, U. S. Navy. Home address: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County. Mr. and Mrs. Charles T. Rowland, Parents, 1136 N. W.27th St., Oklahoma City 6. Born June 28, 1922. Enlisted October IS, 1940. Attended public schools in Oklahoma City ; and John Brown Academy, Siloam Springs, Arkansas. Member Wesley Methodist Church, Oklahoma City. Served aboard the destroyer U. S. S. Edsal, which with its crew was reported rnisslng in action of Java Battle, near Christmas Island, Indian Ocean, March 1, 1942. Died November 25, 1945 (official date), in line of duty aboard the U. S. S. Edsal lost in the Java Battle, Indian Ocean. EDWIN LEROY RUST, Seaman, First Class, U. S. Naval Reserve. Home address: Tulsa, Tulsa County. Mrs. 0. W. Rust, Mother, 1947 East Marshall St., Tulsa 6. Born March 8, 1922. Enlisted August 18, 1942. Decorations: Order of the Purple Heart; nine Battle Participation stars. Attended Tulsa public schools. Served aboard the U. S. S. Indiurtapolis which after setting a new speed record from San Francisco to Guam in delivery of an atomic bomb was sunk by two under-water explosions approximately 450 miles from Leyte, Philippine Islands. Died July 30, 1945, in line of duty aboard the U. S. S. Indianapolis sunk in the Pacific Ocean. LEE OTIS RUTLEDGE, Corporal, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address : Frederick, Tillman County. Mrs. Geraldine Rutledge, Wife, 2420 South Hudson, Oklahoma City 9. Born October 26, 1916. Enlisted April 13, 1943. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Attended public schools a t Shawnee and a t Frederick, Oklahoma. Member of Baptist Church. Died April 7, 1945, in action in Alsace Lorraine, France. CHARLIE E. SAMS, Private, U. S. Army. Home address: Gore, Sequoyah County. Johnson and Cinda Phillips, Uncle and Aunt, Rte. 1, Gore. Born August 17, 1925. Enlisted October 23, 1943. Completed 8th grade in Sourjohn Indian Day School, Sequoyah County. Member of Baptist Church at Cedar Springs near Gore. Died December 26, 1944, in action in Belgium. CON ALBERT SANDERSON, JR., Gunner's Mate, Second Class, U. S. Navy. Home address: Crescent, Logan County. Con Albert Sanderson, SF., Father, Crescent. Born March 19, 1917. Enlisted June, 1935. Graduated Crescent High School in 1934. Member of Methodist Church. Served aboard the U. S. S. Hmtoln and later

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transferred to the U. S. S. AshevzUe in the Asiatic area. Died March 1, 1942, in line of duty about 300 miles south of Java in the Indian Ocean. RAYMOND WILLIAM SCHONES, Private, First Class, U. S. Army. Home address: Canute, Washita County. Mrs. Helen Irene Schones, Wife, Rte. 2, Canute. Born September 24, 1918. Enlisted June 28, 1944. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Attended Canute High School. Member of Catholic Church. Died April 18, 1945, in action on Ie Shims, off Okinawa, Ryukyu Islands, East China Sea. JIM E D SLOCUM, Private, First Class, U. S. Marine Corps. Home address: Ada, Pontotoc County. Mrs. Lela Guinn, Mother, 901 South Johnston, Ada. Born July 17, 1921. Enlisted April 13, 1940. Decorations: Presidential Unit Citation awarded U. S. S. Hotiston for action against the enemy from December 7, 1941, to February 28, 1942; Presidential Unit Citation ribbon bar with star; American Defense Service Medal ; Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal ; Victory Medal, World War 11; Order of the Purple Heart awarded posthumously. Graduated Ada High School in May, 1938. Died February 28, 1942, in line of duty aboard the U. S. S. Houston sunk in engagement with the Japanese navy off Java, Net herlands Indies. TONMY GENE SMILEY, Staff Sergeant, U. S. Army. Home address: Turley, Tulsa County. Jesse Lawrence Smiley, Brother, Turley. Born January 26, 1923. Enlisted February 5, 1943. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Attended Cherokee School and Central High School, Tulsa. Member of First Methodist Church. Served as Paratrooper in 82nd Airbourne Division. Died April 7, 1945, in action in Germany, CLIFFORD THOMAS SMITH, Private, First Class, U. S. Army. Home address: South Coffeyville, Nowata County. Mrs. Minnie Smith, Mother, South Coffeyville, Oklahoma. Born May 26, 1925. Enlisted September 2, 1944. Decorations: Order of the Purple Heart; Citation of Honor. Graduated from 8th grade, Hoffman School (rural). Died March 20, 1945, in action on Luzon, Philippine Islands. WARREN ELBERT SMITH, Storekeeper, Second Class, U. S. Navy. Home address: Porter, Wagoner County. Mr. and Mrs. Ira L. Smith, Parents, Rte. 1, Porter. Born September 28, 1921. Enlisted November 10, 1939. Graduated Porter High School in May, 1939. Reported missing in action of Java February 13, 1942. Died February 25, 1946 (official date) in line of duty in Netherlands Indies area. BILLY EUGENE SOUTHERN, Machinist's Mate, First Class, U. S. Navy. Home address: Okmulgee, Okmulgee County. Mr. and M s J. S. Southern, Parents, 1116 West 10th St., Okmulgee. r.

Born July 3, 1924. Enlisted July 3,1941. Attended Okmulgee High School. Served in the Aleutian Islands one year and transferred to South Pacific in February, 1945, on his third tour of combat duty. Died May 4, 1945, in line of duty aboard the destroyer U. S. S. Morrison sunk in action off the coast of Okinawa, Ryukyu Islands, East China Sea. ORVIL AUDRA SPINDLE, Seaman, First Class, U. S. Naval Reserve. Home address : Coleman, Johnston County, Thomas P. Spindle, Father, Tishomingo. Born February 16, 1922. Enlisted December, 1942. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Served in thirteen major battles, having worn on last report two silver stars and three bronze stars. Attended public school a t Boggy Depot, Atoka County. Died July 30, 1945, in line of duty aboard the U. S.S. Indianapolis sunk about 450 miles from Leyte, in the Pacific Ocean. CARLOS E. STEVENS, Private, First Class, U. S. Marine Corps. Home address: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County. Mrs. Norma Irene Stevens, Mother, 1724 N. E. 9th St., Oklahoma City. Born June 29, 1913. Enlisted June, 1943. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Served in the Battle of the Marshall Islands and on Saipan. Died June 24, 1944, in action in the South Pacific.

ELMER RAY STEWART, Sergeant, U. S. Army. Home address: Alex, Qrady County. Mrs. M. Luella Stewart, Wife, Alex. Born July 11, 1919. Enlisted December 18, 1943. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart awarded posthumously. Graduated Alex High School in May, 1938. Member of the Church of Christ. Awarded Marksmanship Medal. Served in the 47th Infantry in the great drive from the Rhine to the Elbe rivers. Died April 7, 1945, in action near Ostwig, Germany.
LEWIS SUMMERS, JR., Staff Sergeant, U. S. Army. Home address: Tulsa, Tulsa County. M s Nora E. Summers, Mother, 712 r. South 51st West Avenue., Tulsa 6. Born January 2, 1925. Enlisted January 26, 1943. Decorations : Combat Infantry Badge ; Order of the Purple Heart; Bronze Star. Attended Central High School, Tulsa. Member of Glenwood Baptist Church. Awarded Expert Infantryman Badge. Sailed for duty overseas in February, 1945; landed a t Le Havre, France, March 4, 1945; and served in Anti-tank Company, 341st Infantry. Died April 14, 1945, in action a t Hagen, Germany.

MELVIN L. SUMTER, Private, U. S. Army. Home address: Claremore, Rogers County. Mrs. Irene Sumter, Wife, Claremore. Born February 4, 1909. Enlisted September 7, 1943. Decoration : Presidential Unit Citation for action in European Theater of Operations. Attended public schools at Gore and a t Fort Gibson, Oklahoma. Died February 7, 1945, in action in Germany.

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BILLY J O E TAYLOR, Private, U. S. Army. Home address: Poteau, Le Flore County. Mr. and Mrs. H. R. Taylor, Parents, Poteau. Born February 6, 1924. Enlisted March 9, 1944. Decorations : Order of the Purple Heart; Presidential Citation. Graduated Poteau High School in May, 1942. Member of Baptist Church. Member of Boy Scouts. Served as Paratrooper with the 82nd ("All American") Airborne Division. Awarded Good Conduct Medal. Died June 23, 1944, in action during the invasion of Normandy, European Theater. JOLLY E. TERRY, Private, U. S. Army. Home address: Cache, Comanche County. J. D. Terry, Father, Cache. Born November 7, 1922. Enlisted February 9, 1941. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Attended public school a t Cache. Served in the 60th Coast Artillery in the Philippine Islands and taken prisoner by the Japanese at the fall of Corregidor in May, 1942. Died December 14, 1944, in action a t Puerta Princesa, Palawan, Philippine Islands, when the Americans as prisoners were attacked without warning by their Japanese guards. J O E TOMLINSON, Private, First Class, U. S. Army. Home address: Stonewall, Pontotoc County. Mrs. Veda Tomlinson, Wife, Rte. 2, Stonewall. Born June 18, 1915. Enlisted March 14, 1944. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Died April 7, 1945, in action in Germany.

LEE ROY TUBBS, JR.., Private, First Class, U. S. Army. Home address : Wheatland, Oklahoma County. Mrs. Nettie Tubbs, Mother. 3008 South Klein St., Oklahoma City. Born May 15, 1926. Enlisted September 25, 1944. Decorations: Order of the Purple Heart; Distinguished Service Badge. Attended Wheatland public schools. Mcmber of Methodist Church. Served overseas six weeks with the 22nd Infantry. Died April 14, 1945, in action in Germany.
DENNIS LEROY UNDERSIDE, Second Lieutenant, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address: Perry, Noble County. Mrs. Mary F. Underside, Wife, 425 East Paden, Blackwell, Oklahoma. Born December 8, 1919. Enlisted November, 1942. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Graduated Perry High School in 1937. Attended Northern Oklahoma Junior College, Tonkawa, and Oklahoma A. & M. College, Stillwater. Member of Baptist Church. Graduated in advanced instruction a t Blackland Army Air Field, Waco, Texas, in upper ten per cent of his class, and received wings and commission on April 15, 1943. Sailed for duty overseas in October, 1944. Died January 29, 1945, in action in France. ROBERT LEE VENATOR, Private, First Class, U. S. Army. Home address: Hanna, McIntosh County. B. F. Venator, Father, Rte. 1, Hanna. Born June 13, 1915. Enlisted January 15, 1941. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Attended Eufaula High School,

Served with the 179th Infantry, 45th Division. Died February 18, 1944, in action on Anzio Beachhead, Italy. WALTER JACKSON ("JACK") VETTER, First Lieutenant, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address: Aha, Woods County. Mrs. Faye Vetter, Mother, 917 Fourth St., Alva. Born January 17, 1919. Enlisted February 2, 1941. Decorations: Air Medal; five Oak Leaf Clusters; Silver Star; Order of the Purple Heart awarded posthumously. Attended Northwestern State College, Alva. Member of Oklahoma National Guard, Signal Corps, enlisted in 1938. Transferred from the 45th Division to the Air Corps in February, 1941; received wings and commission as Second Lieutenant in August, 1943; assigned to Foster Field, Victoria, Texas, as advanced flying instructor. Served in Italy and in France in 1944; attached to the 111th Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron in October, 1944, completing fifty-nine successful missions in direct support of the advancing 1 45th Division. Died April 1 , 1945, in action near Ingolstadt, Germany. GILBERT VIDANA, Private, First Class, U. S. Army. Home address: Verden, Grady County. Mr. Louis C. Vidana, Father, 4669 Seventh Street, Ecorse 18, Michigan. Born February 7, 1923. Enlisted February 26, 1943. Decorations : European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal; Order of the Purple Heart awarded posthumously. Attended Verden grammar school. Member of Catholic Church. Trained with 78th Infantry Division and sent to England as replacement. Awarded Good Conduct Medal. Attached to and served with the 12th Infantry Regiment, Fourth Infantry Division in France, Belgium and Germany. Died September 16, 1944, in Germany. ROBERT LEAMON WALL, Private, First Class, U. S. Army. Home address: Omega, Kingfisher County. Mr. and Mrs. Boone Wall, Parents, Rte. 1, Omega. Born March 14, 1924. Enlisted January 22, 1943. Decorations: Order of the Purple Heart and Presidential Citation awarded posthumously. Attended Omega High School. Member of Baptist Church. Sailed for duty overseas in May, 1944, and served as Machine Gunner with the 35th Division during the invasion of France. Died July 18, 1944, in action in France. TOM T. WILMETH, Private, First Class, U. S. Army. Home address: Seminole, Seminole County. Mrs. Martha Wilmeth, Wife, 610 North Walnut, Seminole. Born December 6, 1918. Enlisted July 11, 1944. Decoration : Order of the Purple Heart. Attended Seminole public schools. Sailed for duty overseas in January, 1945. Expert Rifleman. Served with the 12th Armored Division, Seventh Army; wounded in action. Died April 22, 1945, in action in Ger-

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Wife, Rte. 3, Fort Cobb. Born July 25, 1913. Enlisted May 30, 1945. Completed 9th grade in Washita School. Member of Catholic Church. Served with Headquarters 54th Anti-aircraft Artillery Battalion, Fort Bliss, Texas. Died July 1, 1945, a t Fort Bliss, Texas. EARNEST E. WILSON, Sergeant, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County. Mrs. Wanda M. Wilson. Wife, 44 Southeast 31st St., Oklahoma City. Born May 2, 1924. Enlisted February 10, 1943. Decoration : Order of the Purple Heart. Died October 6, 1944, in action in Dayeguang, Burma. JA&fES EDGAR WORTHLEY, First Lieutenant, U. S. Army. Home address: Stillwater, Payne County. Lt. Col. and Mrs. Leighton E. Worthley, Parents, 1012 West 4th St., Stillwater. Born December 7, 1924. Enlisted December 8, 1943. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Graduated High School, San Francisco, California ; attended Oklahoma A. & M. College, Stillwater. Member of Methodist Church and of Kappa Sigma, Phi Eta Sigma, and American Legion. Promoted to First Lieutenant April 3, 1945. Died April 11, 1945, in action on Jolo, Sulu Archipelago, Philippine Islands.

ALBERT FRANCIS WOSIKA, Private, First Class, U. S. Army. r. Home address: Geary, Blaine and Canadian counties. Mr. and M s William Wosika, Parents, 315 South Evans, El Reno. Born October 5. 1921. Enlisted September 7, 1944. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Graduated Geary High School in 1940. Member of Catholic Church and of Future Farmers of America. Sailed for duty ovenseas February 1, 1945, and served with the 40th Division in battles of the Philippine Islands. Died June 14, 1945, in action on Mindanoa, Philippine Islands.

TRACY W. YOUNG, Second Lieutenant, U. S. Army. Home address: Ponca City, Kay County. Mr. and Mrs. Fred F. Young, Parents, 300 South Franklin, Ponca City. Born May 23, 1921. Enlisted in spring, 1943. Decoration : Distinguished Service Cross awarded posthumously. Graduated Ponca City High School in 1940. Attended Oklahoma A. & M. College, Stillwater, where he was member of Reserve Officers Training Corps, 1940 to 1943. Member of Methodist Church. Graduated and received commission from Officer Candidate School, Fort Benning, Georgia, in the fall of 1943. Sailed for duty overseas in February, 1944. Served with the 306th Infantry Regiment in the Philippines. In the van of a spearhead attack, Young led his platoon in the face of sweeping enemy machine gun and rifle fire from a series of camouflaged foxholes of Japanese entrenched in the bamboo thicket atop a steep ridge near Omoc on December 11, 1944. The Citation with the Distinguished Service Cross, stated in part: "Although Young suffered a mortal wound, his men, inspired by his intrepid spirit, pressed home the assault and inflicted tremenduous casualties upon the enemy." Died December ll, 1944, near Ormoc, on L e e , Philippine Islands.

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Home address: Pauls Valley, Garvin County. Mrs. Vennie Alexander, Mother, Anadarko, Oklahoma. Born March 23, 1920. Enlisted March 26, 1944. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Attended Union Springs High School. Trained a t Camp Hood, Texas. Died November 17, 1944. in action in Germany. EDWARD WILLIAM ALEXANDER, Private, U. S. Army. Home address: Claremore, Rogers County. Mrs. Dessie Alexander, Wife, Rte. 3, Claremore. Born October 28, 1918. Enlisted October 28, 1944. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Attended Victor School, Hennessey, Oklahoma. lSIember of Baptist Church. Died March 24, 1945, in action near Wesel, Germany.

LAWRENCE EUGENE ALLEN, Private, U. S. Army. Home address : Payson, Lineolii County. Mr. and Mrs. V. W. Allen, Parents, Meeker, Oklahoma. Born September 21, 1925. Enlisted March 24, 1944. Decoration : Order of the Purple Heart. Graduated Meeker Wgh School, 1943. Member of Baptist Church. Died February 4, 1045, in action in Luxembourg. WOODROW WILSON ANGLIN, Technician, Fifth Grade, U. S. Army. Home address : Blanchard, Grady County. M s Thurman r.
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L. Covin, Sister, 1907 South 14th St., Chickasha, Oklahoma. Born August 31,1919. Enlisted March 4,1941. Attended Pioneer School, Ninnekah. Served in Field Artillery. Died October 20, 1944, in action on Leyte, Philippine Islands.
LAWRENCE LELAND BAILEY, Chief Electrician, U. S. Navy. Home address : Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County. Mrs. Ada Cooper Bctiley, Wife, 316 East 8th St., Tulsa 5, Oklahoma. Born July 13, 1914. Enlisted September 21, 1939. Decorations: Submarine Combat Insignia surnlonnted n-it11 t h e e gold stars; Presidential Citation; Order of the Purple Heart awarded posthumously; two Battle Participation Stars in Asiatic-Pacific Theatre. Awarded Good Conduct Medal in 1937. First enlisted November 15, 1933, and served four years. Served aboard the Carrier U.S.S. Saratoga, and on submarines U.S.S. Sturgeant, U.S.S. Grarnpu,~, U.S.S. Escolar. Reported missing in action on November 13, 1944. Died November 14, 1945 (official date) in line of duty aboard the U.S.S. Escolar lost a t sea. J. B. BLACKBURN, Private, First Class, U. S. Army. Home address: Ada, Pontotoc County. Mrs. Jane Kerr Blackburn, Wife, Ada. Rorn August 6, 1921. Enlisted August 10, 1943. Decorations: Combat Infantrv Radge; Order of the Purple Heart. Oraduated High School, Byng, Oklahoma. Employed a t the HazelAtlas Plant, Ada, before enlistment. Served overseas eleven months with the 4lst Division on New Guinea, Biak, Mindanao, Palawan, Tawi Tawi, and Jolo in Pacific area. Wounded in action April 24, 1945, on Jolo Island. Died April 29, 1945, of wounds a t Zamboanga, Xindanao, Philippine Islands. CHARLIE LEROY BISHOP, Sergeant, U. S. Army. Home address: Bluejacket, Craig County. Mr. and Mrs. John Bishop, Parents, Bluejacket. Born December 8, 1916. Enlisted January 8, 1942. Decoration : Order of the Purple Heart. Graduated Bluejacket High School as Sal lltatorian of class. 1 934 ; attended Draughan's Business College, Tulsa, Oklahoma. Member of Baptist Church. Awarded Good Conduct ribbon as Corporal in North African area. Served in Tank Division, Armored Forces. Died September 2, 1944, in action, entering Florence, Italy. DTTDLEY CHARLES BOCK, Pharmacist's Mate, Third Class, U. S. Navy. Home address: Roosevelt, Kiowa County. Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Bock, Parents, Roosevelt. Born February 9, 1922. Enlisted August 8: 1940. Decoration : Unit Citation for service aboard the U.S.S. Houston. Graduated Roosevelt High School in 1940. Member of the Methodist Church. Reported missing in action on March 1, 1942, aboard the U.S.S. Houston sunk in the Battle of Java, Soenda Strait, February 28, 1942. Died December 15, 1945 (official date) in line of duty aboard the U.S.S.Houston at sea off the Island of Java.

ROBERT BAYNE BOOKER, Sergeant, U. S. Army. Home adr. dress : Ihlbert, Cherokee County. M s Dulsie Booker, Mother, 1938 S.W.9th St., OkJahoma City. Born July 10, 1916. Enlisted M a y 14, 1942. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Attended Stonewall Jackson Junior High School, Oklahoma City. Served in Medical Corps. Died December 26, 1944, in action in Luxembourg.

GEORGE J. BOOKLESS, Staff Sergeant, U. S. Army. Home address: Tyrone, Texas County. Mr. and Mrs. George s. Bookless, Parents, Tyrone. Born Augmt 13, 1922. Enlisted December 1, 1942. Decorations : Combat Infantry Badge ; Bronze Star ; four Battle Participation stars in European Theatre of Operations; Presidential Citation; French Croix de Guerre; Order of the Purple Heart. Graduated High School in 1940; attended the University of Oklahoma, 1940-41, Norman. Member of United Brethren Church. Died December 18, 1944, in action in vicinity of R,ocherath, Belgium
PIXILIP ARTWUR BOWMAN, Staff Sergeant. U. S. Army Air Cops. Home address: Tulsa. Tulsa County. Mrs. Margaret E. Bowman, Mother, 512 South Quebec. Tulsa 4. Rorn January 22, 1922. Enlisted July 20, 1942. Decorations: Air Medal; Oak Leaf Cluster; Order of the Purple Heart. Attended Central High School, Tulsa ; graduated Argentine 'Itligh School, Kansas City, 1940. Member Immanuel Baptist Church, Tulsa. Awarded Good Conduct Medal. Died May 27, 1944.. in line of duty as crew member of a B-24 (Liberator) on a bombing mission, a t Puettlingen, Germany. MURL AMOS BRADFORD, Private, U. S. A m y . Home address : Marietta, Love County. Mrs. Doshie FJ. Bradford, Mother, Rte. 2, Marietta. Rorn May 13, 1925. Enlisted September 2, 1943. -4ttended public schools, Thackerville. Oklahoma. Died August 13, 1944, in action in France. GEORGE CHILDRESS BRIITSI, Staff Sergeant, U. S. Army. Home address: Prague, Lincoln County. Mr. and Mrs. J . C. Brimm, Parents, Rte. 1, Prague. Born January 4, 1915. Enlisted April 6, 1942. Decorations: Combat Infantry Badge; Order of the Purple Heart (twice). Awarded Good Conduct Medal. Died January 9, 1945, in action in Luxembourg.,

CHARLIE NEWTON BROOKMAN, Private, First Class, U. S. Amy. Home address: Poteau, Le Flore County. Mrs. Mary Angeline
Brookman, Mother, Potesn. Born December 26, 1919. Enlisted November 6, 1943. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Attended public school, Poteau. Died December 23, 1944, in action in Germany. CHARLES P. R. BROWN, Sergeant, IT. S. Army. Home address: Wilson, Carter Cowty. Mrs. Hattie Brown, Mother, Rte. 2, Wilson. Born June 6, 1920. Eulisted February 17, 1942. Decoration:

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JAMES H. BROWN, Prkate, First Class, U. S. Army. Home address: Stroud, Lincoln County. Mrs. Alice Brown, Mother, Rte. 2, Stroud. Born December 30, 1922. Enlisted January 7, 1942. Decorations: Order of the Purple Heart: M.edal of Honor. Attended H i g h School, Chandler, Oklahoma. Nenrber of Missiouary Baptist Church. Died November 18. 19M, in action in Italy.
J . P. BROWN, Second Lieutenant, TJ. 8. Army Air Corps. Home address : Wilburton, Latimer County. Mrs. Altct Cook, Mother, Wilburton. Born June 7, 1921. Enlisted September 26. 1940. Decorations: Air Medal; fonr Oak Leaf Clusters; Order of the Purple H e a r t . Attended Wilbwton High School. Member of Methodist Church. Served as Bombardier. Died February 13, 1945, in action a t Euskirchen, Germany.

QUINCE L. BR9OWN,JR., Major, V. S. Army Air Corps. Home address: Bristow, Creek County. Mr. and Mrs. Quince L. Brown, Sr., Parents, 205 West 7th St., Bristow. Born December 7, 1917. Enlisted August 14. 1940. 1)ecorations: Air Medal with four Oak 1,eaf Clusters; Distinguished Flying Cross with fonr Oak Leaf Clusters ; Silver Star awarded twice ; 'French Croix de Gnerre with p a l m ; European Liberation and European Theatre of Operations ribbons. Graduated Brisrow High School in 1938; attended Oklah o m a A. & M. Colle~e,Stillwater. Member of First Christian Church, Rristow. Served as Pilot and had completed 132 bombing missions. Died September 6, 1944, in action on 133rd bombing mission (captured and killed) a t Schleiden, Germany.
Army. Home address: Sallisaw, Bryant, Mother, Sallisaw. Born 10, 1944. Attended grade school. in Italy. R0BER.T CLARK BUCHHOLZ, First Lieutenant, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address : Chandler, Lincoln County. Mrs. Audrey 13. Ball, Mother, 419 N.E.10th St., Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Born February 21, 1924. Enlisted September 3, 1943. Decorations: Air Medal ; 6 Oak Leaf Clusters; Presidential Unit Citation. Graduated from Chandler High School in 1941; attended Oklahoma A. & M. College, Stillwater, 1942. Eagle Scout in Chandler High School. Member of Chandler Christian Church. Received wings and comuission as Second Lieutenant on April 15, 1944. Died April 9, 1945, iu acton near Mnnich, Germany.
IT. L. RRYANT, Private, U. S. Sequoyah County. Mrs. Maude May 3, 1923. Enlisted February D i e d October 31, 1944, in action

KALPH LEE UCRKHEAD, Private, U. S. Army. Home address: Apache, Comanche County. Jessie W. Burkhesd, Father, Rte. 1,

Apache. Born Bfarch 15, 1926. Enlisted May 23, 1944. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Attended Apache High School. Member of Baptist Church. Served in the Rainbow Division. 'Died January 9, 1945, in action at Ilatten, France. HERMAN LEE CAGT'E, Private, V. S. Army. Home address : Checotah, McIntosh County. Mr. and Mrs. Richard Cagle, Parents, 302 North Oak St., Checotah. Born April 23, 1925. Enlisted August 12, 1945. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Attended public schools a t Sen~inole. Died June 1'7, 1944, in action in Italy.

ELZA LEON CALDWECTI, Seaman, First Class, U. S. Naval Reserve. Home address : Pawhuska, Osazt! County. Mrs. Mildred &$a e Caldwell, Wife, 2815 South Central, Oklahoma City. Born November 11, 1919. Enlisted June 19, 1944. Decorations : Pacific-Asiatic Bar; Order of the Purple Hcart. Attended Pawhuska High School. Member of First Baptist Church, Pawhuslra. Served on landing aircraft in the Amphibious Eranch. Died May 11, 1945, in action on Okinawa, Ryukyu Islands, East China Sea. NUGENE CARTER, Sergea~it,U. S. Army. Home address: Earlsboro, Pottawatomie County. MI-.and Mrs. James D. Carter, Parents, Earlsboro. Born Apri! 16; 19%. Enlisted Jannary 25, 1943. Deeorations: Order of the PuqAe Hcart (twice) ; Presidential Citation. Attended Hiyh School. Seminole, Olrlahoma. Served in Engineer Combat Battalion. Wounded a t Cesana, Italy, in February, 1944. Died February 21, 1945, in action a t Mt. Belvidore in Northern Italy. WILLIAM LUSHA CASSEL, Second Lieutenant, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County. Mrs. Vera F. Cassel, IVife, Rte. 2, Oklahoma City. Born February 24, 1920. Enlisted J u l y 9, 1941. Decorations: Air Medal; Americau Cefense S e r ~ i c eRibbon. Graduated Putnani City High School, Oklahoma City, 1938. Membsr of Pntnam City Methodist Church. Employed a s Assistatit Manager, Northwest Feed and Service, Oklahoma City, before entering the service. Received bombardier training a t Carlsbad Army Air Field, New Mexico; operational trainiilg at Gowen Field, Boise, Idaho. Served in 15th Air Force. Died March 11, 1945, in German prison camp, Stalag Luft I. Barth, Germany. PHILLIP EARL CLOVER, Sergeant, U. S. Army. Home address: Nash, Grant County. Mrs. Rosalie E Clover, Wife, Nash. Born . August 10, 1910. Enlisted March 9, 1944. Decorations: Combat Infantry Badge; Order of the Purple Heart. Attended public schools, Grant'County. Died January 28, 1945, in action in Luxem-

bourg. VERNON LEE COIL, Sergeant, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address: Geary, Blaine County. Mrs. Marion Hall Coil, Wife, 1815

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North Kelham, Oklahoma City. Born January 22, 1921. Enlisted March 8, 1943. Decorations: Air Medal; Order of the Purple Heart. Graduated from Geary High School in 1939. Member of the Mennonite Church. Served as Aerial Engineer and Gunner. Awarded Good Conduct Medal. Died April 25, 1944, in action at Ccsana, Italy. LiICY WILLIS COTJIAINS, Sergeant, U. S. Army. Home address: JIaileyville, Pittsburg County. Mrs. Lucile Perkins, Wife, Haileyville. Born April 1, 1319. Enlisted March 3, 1942. Decorations: Combat Infantry Badge; five Battle Participation Stars in European Theatre of Operations. Died September 17, 1944, in action in Germany. AMOS THEODORE CONLEY, Private, First Class, U. S. Army. Home address : Troy, Johnston County. Mrs. Willie Conley, Mot h e r , Troy. Born June 29, 1909. Enlisted November 16, 1942. Decoratior,: Order of the Purple Heart. Attended Troy High School. Died October 15, 1944, in action in Germany. 3IERSHEL T. COOK, Private, First Class, U. S. Army. Home adclress: Oltlahoma City, Oldahoma. County. Mrs. Dora Cook, Mother, Ytockyards Station, Old alioul;~City. Born July 15, 1922 . Enlisted March 4, 1943. Graduated High School, Hayworth, Oklahoma, in 1941. A~raided Espert Gunlier's Medal. Died July 4, 1944, in action in France.

ALFRED W. COOPER, Staff Sergeant, U. S. Army Air Corps. Uome address: Eldorado, J a c k m i County. Mrs. Lillie R. Cooper, Mother, Eldorado. Born August 11, 1922. Enlisted November 7, 1940. Decorations : Alr 3Ledal; Oak I~eafCluster ; Distinguished V n i t Badge. Graduate6 J~Idorado IIigh School in 1940. Died March 1, 1945, in action on missioil over Anstria.
HOY E. COTTltELL, Private. First Class, U. S. Army. Home address: Binger, Caddo County. Mrs. Tdouise Cottrell, Mother, Binger. E o r n Kovcinber 19, 1921. Enlisted August 5, 1942. Attended public school a t Sickles, Oklahoma. Died August 11, 1944, in action i n France. FRANK CREELMAN COX, Technician, Fifth Grade, U. S. Army. 13orne address: Tulsa, Tulsa County. Mrs. Eula 31. Cox, Wife, P. 0. Box 694, Tulsa. Born June 13,1909. Enlisted August 6, 1943. IBecoration : Order of the I'urple Heart. Graduated Central High School, Tulsa, in 1927. Member United Presbyterian Church, Tulsa. Member of Texaco Foremanship Club and Oklahoma Outing Club, Tulsa. Served in Chemical Warfare Branch. Died December 25, 1944, in action in Luxembourg. JOHN ANDREW COX, Private, First Class, U. S. Army. Home address: Mangum, Greer County. Mrs. Natha Lea Cox, W f ,Manie

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gum. Born Narch 31, 1913. Enlisted April 19, 1944. Decoration : Order of the Purple Heart. Member of Baptist Church. Died u January 1, 1945, in action i France. WILLIE DAVIS, Private, First Class, U. S. Army. Home address: Park Hill, Cherokee County. Mrs. Fred Davis, Mother, Park Hill.
I b r n September 7, 1923. Enlisted December 26, 1942. Decorations: Order of the l'urple Heart (twice) ; Silver Star awarded posthumously. Attended Park Flill public school. Wounded in action on Saipan, August 6, 1944. Died April 26, 1945, in action on Okinawa, Ryukyu Islands, East China Sea.

HOWARD EUGENX DEADMAN, Technical Sergeant, U. S. Army. Ilon~e address: RIangum, Greer County. William 0. Deadman, Father, Rte. 3, Mangum. Born April 3, 1913. Enlisted October, 1942. Decorations: Order of the: Purple Heart; Silver Star; O a k Leaf Cluster; Combat Infantry Badge; French Croix de Guerre. Attended public school at Fairview and a t Hester, Oklahoma. Awarded Good Conduct Medal. Died December 25, 1944, in action in Belgium. 1,OUIS WII,IIL2M DEVENPORT, Private, U. S. Army. Home address: Paden, Okfuskee County. Mrs. Rosie Devenport, Mother, Yaden. Born June 20, 1920. Enlisted Novemher 1, 1943. Decor~tiolis: Order of the I'urple Ireart; Presidential Citation. Died December 5, 19-14, in action in France. DAVID GLEASOX DICKEI'cSON, Private, First Class, U. S. Army. Iiome address : Shawnee, Pottrrwatomie County. Mrs. Mavis W. IXclrerson, Wife, Rte. 3, Sliawnee. Born February 10, 1912. Enlisted March 30, 1944. Decorations: Order of the Purple Heart (twice). Attended Prairie Valley High School. Sailed for duty overseas in August, 1944. Wounded in action December 12, 1944. Died April 2, 1945, in actio~ia t Austerburgh, Germany.
SIDNKY FRANCIS DITMAHS, JR., Private, First Class, U. S. Army. Home address: Muskogee, Muskogee County. Mr. and Mrs. S. F. Ditmars, Parents, 2800 Boston Ave., Muskogee. Born J u l y 15, 1924. Enlisted June 4, 1943. Decoration: Order of the Purple iieart awarded posthumously. Graduated Shattuck Military School, 12aribault Minnesota, on Juue 5, 1942. Lettered in football. Attended the University of Oklahoma, Norman, 1942-43, where he was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon. Member of St. Paul's 2,iethodist Church (South), Muskogee. Served in the 96th Division 111 tLe illitid landings on Leyte during October, 1944. Died KO\-ember 8, 1944, in action near Dulag, Leyte, Philippine Islands.

JAMES WESLEY DOHOUGM,Captain, 1:. S Army. Home address : .
Weatherford, Custer County. Mrs. Janie Dorough, Wife, 529 North Ponca, Norman, Oldahomti. Born Januazy 27, 1920. Enlisted Sep-

tember 16, 1940. Decorations: Order of the Purple Heart; Bronze Star awarded posthumonsly. Graduated Weatherford High School in 1940. Football player am1 took p a r t in other athletics. Member of Baptist Church, Member of Oklahoma National Quard. Attended Officers Training School and commissioned Second Jieutenant. Served as communications officer in North Africa, Sic4y, Italy, France, and germ an^. Died September 13, 1944, in action in Germany. JAMES LAIVRZNCE DOTTGL-4s. Sergeant, U. S. Amny Air Corps. Home address: Eufaula, lUcIrrtosh County. Mrs. Melissa C. Dougl a s , Mother, Eufaula. Born February 22, 1918. Enlisted November 2, 1942. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Graduated f r o m Racone College in 1939; attended Centenary College, Louisiana, and the University of New Mexico, .4lhuquerque, New Mexico. Member of Baptist Church. Football player. Member of Oklahoma National Guard. Died December 7, 1944, of wounds received in action on Leyte, Philippine Islands. FRANK T. EASTON, Staff Sergeant, U. S. .4rmy. Home address : Olrlahoma City, Oklahoma County. W. N. Easton, Father, Rte. 9, Oklahoma City. Born February 28. 1923. Enlisted February 24, 1943. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Attended High School, Ada, Olrlahoma. Served in the 45th nivision. Died Febr u a r y 5, 1945, in action near Reiperts.tviller, France.

UOYD OLIVER EDMISTON, Second Lieutenant, U. S. Army Air
Corps. Home address: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County. Mrs. Theda H. Edmiston, Wifc, 2531 S.W. 24th St., Oklahoma City. B o r n December 5, 1923. Enlisted October 31, 1942. Attended Central High School, Oklahoma City. Member of Exchange Avenue Baptist Church. Served as Pilot on Y-38 in the 9th Air Force. Died November 18, 1944. in action on second bombing mission, over Linz, Germany.

FRITZ WILLIAM EISENLOHR, JR., Private, U. S. Army. Home
address: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County. Mr. and M s Fritz r. W. Eisenlohr, Sr., Parents, 1204 N.W. 48th St., Oklahoma City. Eorn October 12, 1920. Xnlisted June. 1940. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Graduated from Central Jliah School, Okla3:oma City, in 1938; graduated from Oldahomn Military Academy, Claremore, 1940. Member Crown Heights Christian Church. Member Demolay. Died J u l y 18, 1944. in action a t St. Lo, France.

GEORGE FERROS ELDREI), JR., First Lieutenant, U. S. Army A i r Corps. Home address: Olrlahoma City, Oklal~oma. Mr. and Mrs. George F. Eldred, Sr., Parents, 1720 N.W. 33rd St.. Oklahoma City. Born June 12, 1920. Enlisted September 16, 1940. Decorations: Air Medal; four Oak Leaf Clusters; Order of the Purple Heart awarded posthumously. Graduated from Classen High School

in May, 1940. Member of the Oklahoma National Guard, enlisted in February, 1940. The fourth Oak Leaf Cluster was awarded "For meritorious achievement in aerial flight while performing an act of merit as indicated:- For the destruction of one enemy aircraft, type ME-110, on June 16, 1944." Died July 13, 1944, in action a t Mortegliano, Italy.
VECHIL ELLER, Private, First Class, 1'. S. Army. Home address : Skiatook, Tulsa County. Mrs. Vechil Eller, Wife, 116 East Broadway, Muskogee, Oklahoma. Born February 1, 1921. Enlisted September 7, 1943. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart awarded posthumously. Attended Skiatook public schools. Served in the 45th Division. Died October 16, 1944, in action a t Grandvillers, France.

CHESTER ALBERT ELLIS Second Lieutenant, U. S. Army. Home
address: Hobart, Kiowa C o m t ~ . Mrs. Virginia D. Ellis. Wife, 427 South Lowe St., Hobart. Born December 14, 1919. Enlisted April 16,1942. Graduated Granite High School in 1938. Attended Sonthwestern Institute of Technolopy, Weatherford, Oklahoma. Member of Baptist Church, Died July 22, 1944, in action in France.

J. C. ELLIS, Private, 'CT. S. Army. ITome address: Carnegie, Caddo County. Mrs. Sudie A l i c ~Ellis. Mother, Carnegie. Born July 19, 1925. Enlisted September 1, 1943. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Attended school a t Alden, Oklahoma. Died July 7, 1944, in action in France.
CHARLES WITT ELY, Private, First Class, U. S. Army. Home address: Nowata. Nowatil County. C. F. Ely, Father, 403 West Delaware, Nowata. Horn June 13. 1925. Enlisted September 2, 1943. Graduated from Nowata High School in 1943. Attended Oklahoma A. & M. College. Stillwater. Member of Presbyterian Church. Served in 87th Cavalry Reconl~aisanceTroops. Died February 4, 1945, in action, a t Roth, Germany.

ARNOLD NAPOLEON IiPANS, Fireman, Second Class, U. S. Navy. Liome address: Chickasha. Grady County. Mrs. Lena Mae Hall, Mother, Chicknsha. 13orn September 16, 1920. Enlisted April 18, 1940. Member of Baptist Church. Died March 1, 1942, in line of duty in Pacific area.

ALLEN BENXI33 GANNER, Private, First Class, U. S. Army. Home address : Hartshorne, Pittsburg County. Mrs. Ina L. Ganncr, Wife, 839 Cypress St., Rurhank, California. Born March 4, 191'3. Enlisted December, 1943. Uecoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Attended Irartshorne Higb Seliool. Tn the service ten months. Awarded Expert. Rifleman Medal. Died October 5, 1944, in action

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SAMUEL HARRISON GILL,JR., Staff Sergeant, U. S. Army Air Corps, Home address: Red lbclr, Noble County. M s Harrison r. Gill, Mother, La Monte, Missouri. Born February 4, 1922. Enlisted November 13, 1942. Decorations: Air Medal; Distinguished

L.ait Badge; three Oak Leaf Clusters; five Battle Participation Stars i n the European-Africail-31i(idle I k s t Theatre; Order of the Purple 1Ieart. Graduated from Red I'Locli High School in May, 1942. Member of Baptist Church. Served as Gu~lneron B-25. Died April 4,
1945, in action in Northern Italy.

I,EO LOYD HARPER, JR., Staff Sergeant, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address: Clinton, Custer County. Mr. and Mrs. Leo Harper, Sr., Parents, 418 South 14th St., Clinton. Born April 10, 1923. K d i s t e d January 13, 1943. Decorations: Air Medal; two Oak Leaf Clusters; Order of t h e Purple Heart (twice) ; Presidential Citation. Graduated from Clint011 High School in May, 1941, with twelve year perfect attenclawi. record. Member of Christian Church. M'ounded in action over Adriatic: Sea ill July, 1944. Completed 3'2 missions and 24 sorties. Died Decemher 18, 1944, i n action over A driatic Seu, Italy. ALBERT NEIrSOPU' H_4TFTELD, Private, First Class, U. S. Army. Home address: Stil~vdl,Adair County. Mrs. Bessie E. Hatfield, Mother, Rte 2, Strathmore, California. Born April 11, 1'324. Enll~ted February 26, 1943. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Attended public schcol in Chcroliee County. Served as Paratrooper, 11th Tlivisioll, Airborne Command in New Guinea and Philippine Islands. Awarded Good Conduct Medal. Sailed for d u t y overseas in Nay, 1944. Died April 18, 1945, in action on I , w o n , Philippine Jslands. MARVIN RAY HAUXT, Private, U. S. Army. Home address: Putuam, Dewey County. f i e m a n G. Ilaurp, Uncle, Putnam. Born August 24, iY25. Rn1istt.d September 24, 1943. Decoration: Order of t h e Purple Heart. Attended Putnam High School. Awarded Sharpshooter Nedal. His Commanding Officer stated: "During stress of combat he remained cheerful and cool-headed, and was an inspiration to his fellow soidjers." Died December 7, 1944, in action a t Lindern, Germany. ,%R,THURDALE HAWKINS, Private, I. S. Army. Home address: ! Quinlan, Wooclward County. Mrs. Ada Mac Hawlrins, Wife, Quinlan. Born February 6, 1920. Ihlisted June 27, 1944. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Attended Quinlan High School. Sailed f o r d u t y overseas December 18, 1944. Died April 10,1945, in action on Okinawa, Rgukyu Islands, East China Sea.

.ILFRED HEARD, Private, 1hA; Class, TJ. S. .4rmy. Home address: Hickory, Pontotoc County. Mrs. Xellie V. Heard, Wife, Fittstown, Oklahoma. Horn November 4, 1919. Enlisted March 30, 1944.

Attended publlc who01 at Iloidcnville, Oklahoma. Died January 5, 1945, in action in France.

MTAI,DOrcl' EMERY HOMTAIil), Second Lieutenant, L . S. A m y A i r T Corps. Home address : Setniwde, Seminole County. Mr. and 311-s. E. G. Howard, Parents, St.. fAouis,Oklahoma. Born January 15, 1923. Enlisted March U , 1911. Decorations: Air Medal ; Order of t h e Purple Heart. Graduated from High School a t Hanna, Oklahoma, in May, 1939. Attended LTziiversity of Oklahoma, Norman, 1939-40. Fre-Pearl Harbor service ; scored in aviation research by helping text the G-sult. C'oi~pleted1 1 hours of combat flying. 1 a i e d January 24, 1945, in tiction in Gerniazy.

LEROY 11. JAN'I'Z, P r i ~ a t c ,First Class, U. S. Army. ITome address : Custer City, Custer Cou~ty. Mrs. Katie G. Jantx, Mother, C'uster City. Born January 23, 1925. Enlisted M a y 35, 1943. Deeorations : Order of the Purple Heart; Expert Infantry Badge. A Itended Custer City High School. Member of Lutheran Church. Sailed for duty overseas on November 21, 1943. Served in amphibious operations in New Guinca and the Netherlands Inclies. Awarde d Machine Gun, Rifle, Carbine, Mortar, Hand Grenade, and Bayonet meclals. Bied June 15, 1945, in action on Luzon, Philippine Islands. JOURUEN M. JOHNSON, Private, U. S. Army. Home address : McMillan, 3Iarshall County. Mrs. Ollie Alice Johnson, Wife, Lebanon, Olrlnhoma. Born Septert~ber 1910. Enlisted February 26, 21, 1944. Died December 12, 1944, in action in Eastern France.
MOSES JOHNSON, Y r i ~ a t e ,First Class, I . S. Army. Home adT dress : Hendris, Bryan County. Mrs. Effie Johnson Tubbee, Sister, Itte. 1,hIadill. Oklahoma. R u m February 13, 1913. Enlisted -4pril 14, 1042. Decoration : Order of the Purple Heart. Attended grade school. Member of Baptist Church. Choctaw Indian. Died Noyember 13, 1944, in action in France. PINK DOlL JONES, Frhate, I S. Army. Home address: Damson, ! . 'fulsa County. ZTrs. Jessie B. Jones Cordray, Wife, Dawson. Born January 31, 1914. Enlisted March 14, 1944. Decoratiom : Order of the Purple Heart; Presidential Citation. Served as First Scout. Died November 27, 1944, in action near Freialdcnhoven, Gcrmany.

,?AXES SHERRILL KENR'EDY, Private, First Class, U. S. Army.
Home address: Ringold, &lcCurtain County. Mrs. Lillie Whisenhunt, Mother, Snow, Oklahoma. Born April 13, 1919. Enlisted December 26, 1942. Died September 25, 1944, in action in Italy.

CHARLES RICHARD KTSAR, Yeoman, Second Class, U. S. Navy. Home address: Waynoka, woods County. Mrs. Mary Tebbs Peacock, Mother, Waynoka. E'kn July 12, 1920. Enlisted July 2, 1940. Decorations : Twin Dolphin Insignia; Submarine Combat

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Insignia in absentia. Graduated from Waynoka High School in May, 1938; at tended Northwestern State College, A h a , Oklahoma. Reported missing since September 24,1943, in line of duty aboard the Submarine U. S. S. Grayling lost in offemive war patrol. Died January 3, 1946 (official date), in line of duty at sea. SAMUEL M-4THUE LAND, Private, First Class, U. S. Army. Home address : Lawton, Comanche County. Mrs. Louise Ann Laud, Wife, Ete. 2, Chattanooga, Oklahoma. Rorn May 19, 1922. Enlisted ~ u g u r r t6, 1943. Decorations: Combat Infantry Badge; Order of the Purple Heart. Attended Lawton High School. Member of C81FarY Baptist Church. Awarded Sharpshooter Medal. Died Map& 28, 1945, from wound& received in action during reconnaisqCe mission on Luzon, Philippine Islands. HAYMOND AARON LEWIS, Fireman, Second Class, U. S. Navy. Home address: Drumright, Creek County. Bonnie Earl Lewis, Blather, Drumright. Born June 15, 1925. Enlisted Juue 19, 1943, Decoration : two Battle Participation stars in South Pacific and American theatres. Attended Drurnright public schools. Member Church of Apostolic Faith ; 4 H Club ; Boy Scouts. Died December 30, 1944, in action on Mindore, Mangain Ray, Philippine Islands,

WILBURN R. LEWIS, Private, First Class, U. S. Army. Home address: Comanche, Stephens County. Mrs. Myrtle Lewis, Mother, Comanche. Born December 19, 19%. Enlisted April 5, 1943. Deeoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Attended Comanche High School. Served in the Europea~l-AfricanTheatre. Awarded Good Conduct Medal, Died December 14, 1944, in action in France.

Lickliter, Mother, 324 S.E. 2gth St., Oklahoma City. Born November 16, 1925. Enlisted December 30, 1943. Attended Crooked Oak High School, Oklahoma City. Died November 30, 1944, in action a t Oberklobikau, & m a y . JAMES FLOYD LIPE, Private, First Clasa, U. S. Army. Home address : Webbers Falls, Muskogee County. Mrs. Marie Lipe, Wife, 4 Webbers Falls. Born March 13, 1.981. Enlisted September 1 , 1944. Decoration : Order of the Purple Heart. Died May 24, 1944, iu action on Okinawa, Ryukyu Islands, East China Sea.

BERT EVERT LICKLITER, Staff Sergeant, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County. Mrs. W. N.

ROBERT ALAN MAHER, Sergeant, U .S. Army Air Corps. Home r. address: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County. Mr. and M s Mike Maher, Parents, Rte. 9, Oklahoma City. Born January 16, 1926. Enlisted February 5,1944. Decorations: Air Medal; Oak Leaf Cluster;
Order of the Purple Heart awarded posthumously ;Citation of Honor. Graduated from Crooked Oak High School, Oklahoma City, i May, u 1943; attended the Univemitv of Oklahoma. Served as Ball-turret

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Gunner. In shuttle bombing over Germany made three missione in one. Died January 16, 1945, in action over England. HUGH LLOYD McINNIS, Pecoud Lieutenant, U. S. Army. Home address: Oklahoma City, OLlahoma County. Mr. and Mrs. V. E. BlcInnis, Parents, Oklahoma City. Born Juue 29, 1924. Enlisted June 15, 1943. Graduated from Harding Junior High School, Oklahoma City, in 1939. Attended New Mexico Military Institute where he was in lteserve Officers Training Corps. Member of Presbyterian Church. Served in Cavalry Heconnaissance, Mechanized. Died April 16, 1945, in aetio:l near liilden, Germany. NORMAN LOMAR AfcKENZIE, Private, First Class, U. S. Army. Home address: Grant, Choctaw County. Mrs. Martha M. Beauchamp, Mother, Grant. Boru. May 21, 1922. Enlisted November 21, 1942. Decoration: Oruer of the Purple Heart. Attended Grant High School. Sailed for duty overseas in April, 1943. Awarded Good Conduct Medal. Served in Africa, Sicily, Italy, England, France, Belgium, and Germany. Died November 18, 1944, in action i Germany. n R. L. MEREDITH, Private, U. S. b y . Home address : Tuba, Tulsa County. Mrs. Erma Lea Meredith, Wife, 2940 South Boston .Place, Tulsa. Born April 2, 1907. Enlisted November 25, 1942. Died February 12, 1.943, in ap. accident near Bermuda Islands, en route to Africa. WILLIAM FBANKLIN MERRIMAN, Staff Sergeant, U. S. Army. Home address : Pawnee, Pawlieo County. Mrs. Trecy G. Merriman, Mother, niluramec, Oklahoma. Born October 21, 1913. Enlisted March 19, 1942. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Attended rural schools. Died July 25, 1944, in action in France.

GERALD RUFUS MILLER, Second Lieutenant, U. S. Marine Corps. Home address: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County. Mr. and Mrs. Joshua F. Miller, Parents, 3020 N.W. 20th St., Oklahoma City. Born October 26, 1920. Enlisted in autumn, 1942. Decorations: Order of the Purple Heart (twice). Graduated Fort Cobb, Oklahoma, schools 1938. Served as Pilot of a "Corsair" in air operations. Reported missing i ~ action November 1 , 1944. Died Janr 1 uary 25, 1946 (official date), in line of duty over Rabaul, New Ijritain, South Pacifia BOBERT EDWIN MOORX, Second Lieutenant, U. S. Army. Home address: Seminole, Seminole County. Mrs. Helen Moore, Wife, 2351 Termino Are., Long Beach 4, California. Born ,4ugust 18, 1920. Enlisted September 16, 1940. Decorations: Order of the Yurple Heart; Silver Star. Graduated from Mt. View High School, Seminole, in May, 1940. Served in the Field Artillery. Third Army. Sailed for duty overseas in December, 1944. Died April 1 , 1945, 1 in action a t Marburg, Gemany.

JAY S. OWEN, Ship's Cook, First Class, U. S. Naval Reserve. r. Home address: Red Oak, Latimer County. M s W. E. Lyons, Mother, Red Oak. Born July 9, 191'7. Enlisted December 8, 1941. Decoration : Submarine Combat Insignia in absentia. Graduated from Red Oak High School in 1936; attended State Vocational School, San Diego, Califo~mia, and Texaco Lubrication School, Phoenix, Arizona. Member of Methodist Church. Served aboard the Submarine U.S.S. Pompano, and specially commended by the Commanding Officer for performance of duty on second war patrol when five enemy ships were aggressively attacked and sunk (1942). Reported missing in action October 15. 1943, in patrol operations. Died ,January 4, 1946 (official date) in line of duty aboard U.S.S. Pompano lost in Pacific area.
KENNETH CHARLES PACK, Seaman, First Class, U. S. Navy. Rome address: Henryetta. Okmulgee County. Mrs. Jennie Pack, Mother, Rte. 2: Henrpetta. Born October 23, 1925. Enlisted October 23, 1943. Attended rural schools in XcIntosh and Olrmulgee counties. Served as Gunner on U.S.S. LCS (L) 7. Died February 16, 1945, in line of duty aboard U.S.S. LCS (L) 7 sunk in operations around Bataan and Corregidor, Philippine Islands.

ZOE WITJRURN PIlIT.LIPS, Second Lieutenant, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address: ,Jet, Alfalfa County. Mrs. Roberta E. Phillips, Wife, 611 Maple, A h , Oklahoma. Born September 25, 1917. Enlisted September 25, 1942. Decorations: Air Medal; two Oak Leaf Clusters; Order of the Purple Heart. Graduated from J e t High School in 1944; attended the University of Oklahoma, Norman, and Northwestern State College, A h a . Died December 31, 1944, in action in France. ORA R. ROBERTS, Private. First Class, U. S. Army. Home address : Wyandotte, Ottawa County. Mrs. Pearl Ida Roberts, Mother, Rte. 1, Wyandotte. Born August 5, 1920. Enlisted November 3, 1941. Attended High School in Seminole County. Awarded Sharpshooter Medal. Died June 6, 1945, in action on Okinawa, Ryukyu Islands, East China Sea. ALAN COTJLRTT SCOTT, Private, TJ. S. Army. Home address: Oklaboma City, Oklahoma County. Mrs. Jessie C. Scott, Mother, 825 N.W.20th St., Oklahoma City. Born July 15, 1925. Enlisted May, 1943. Decorations : Order of the Purple Heart : Presidential Citation. Graduated from Central Senior High School, Oklahoma City, in 1943. Member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Oklahoma City. Died July 18, 1944, in action in Normandy, France. GEORGE AIJLEN SHIIILTKG, Seaman, First Class, U. S. N a v . Home address: Waurika, Jefferson County. Mrs. Cecil Shilling; Mother, 905 Stephens, Dnncan, Oklahoma. Born November 6, 1918. Enlisted J u l y 2, 1940. Decorations: Order of the Purple Heart;

Ship's Citation. Attended High School, Ardmore, Oklahoma. Served aboard the U.S.S. Houston lost in the Battle of Java, Netherlands Indies, February 28, 1942. Died December 15, 1945 (official date), in line of duty aboard the U.S.S.Houston, off Java. JOHN WILLIAM STONE; JX.,Seaman, Second Class, U. S. Naval Reserve. Home address : Sdlisam, Sequoyah County. Mr. and Mrs. John W. Stone, Parents, Rte. 2, Sallisaw. Born March 19, 1926, Enlisted April, 1944. Decorations: Order of the Purple Heart awarded posthumously, Bronze Stay of the Presidential Unit Citation awarded Task Unit 77.4.3. Attended Pallisaw High School. The Citation with the Brouze S ar stated that during the Rattle of f Samar, Philippine Islands, October 25, 1944, Task Unit 77.4.3 was suddenly taken under attack by a hostile Japanese force "of cruiser8 on its port hand, destroyers on the starboard and battlesbips from the rear," and "after two aud one half hours of sustained and furious combat "-"The courageous determination and superb teamwork of the officers and mcn who fought the embarked planes and who manned the ships of Task Unit 77.4.3 were instrumental in effecting the retirement of a hostile force threatening our Leyte invasion operations. . . . ." Died October 26,1944, in action in Battle cf Samar, Philippine Islands.

J-4CK LEON THORP,Seaman, Second Class, 1J. S. Naval Reserve. Home address : Tulsa, Tulsa County. Mrs. Jewel McKinney Thorp,
Mother, 1516 East, Latimer, Tulsa. Born August 17, 1926. Enlisted August 16, 1943. Decorations: Order of the Purple Heart; Bronze Star. Attended Central High School, Tulsa, and Radar Operator School. Sailed for duty in Hawaiian Islands October, 1943, and later assigned to the Destroyer U.S.S. Hod. Died October 26, 1945, in line of duty aboard the U.S.S. Hoe1 sunk in the second Battle of the Philippines off Samar Island.

ALLEN B. TINER, Sergeant, U. S. Army. Home address : Idabel, McCurtain County. Mrs. Ethel Baker, Mother, Idabel. Born June 8, 1916. Enlisted September 16, 1940. Decorations: Order of the Purple Heart ; three Battle Participation Stars in the European Theatre of Operatious. Attended Idabel High School. Member of the Oklahoma National Guard, enlisted in 1939. Served in the 90th Dividon. Died July 5, 1949, in action in Normandy, France.

JOHN BIANFORD ULRLCH, First Tieutenant, U. S. Army. Home address: Bartlmville, Waskington County. Mrs. Lena Ruth Ulrich, Wife, Idabel, Oklahoma. Rorn June 18, 1921. Enlisted April 5, 1943. Decorations: Order 0': the Purple Heart; Bronze Star. Attended Bartlesvilie Junior College; graduated from Oklahoma A. $ M. College, Stillwater, with B. S. degree, in 1943. Trained in Reserve Officers Training Corps (Oklahoma A. & M. College), and Officers Candidate School, F'ort Renning, Georgia. Member of First

Methodist Church, Bartlesvilla. Died Map 25, 1945, in action on Okinawa, Ryukyu Islands, East China Sea.

JAMES ALVAN WAGES. Staff Sergeant, U. 6.Army Air Corps. Home address: Marietta, Love County. Mrs. Naoma Wilson, Mot h e r , Marietta. Born February 21, 1924. Enlisted September, 1941. I lecoration: Order of the Pnrple Heart; Citation of Honor. Attended Marietta High School. Member of Church of Christ. Member of Oklahoma Pu'ational Guard, enlisted July, 1940. Received wings on September 28, 1942. Served as Aerial Guliner on R-25. Reported missing in action 011 January 19, 1944, in mission over Mille A toll, Alarshall Islaads. Died Fehruary 8, 1944 (official date), in action Marshall Islands, Cmtral Pacific. JAMES NEWELL WAKEFIELD, Seaman, First Class, U. S. Naval r. Reserve. Home address: Tulsa, Tulsa County. M s Velma E. wakefield, Wife, 1808 West Easton Court, Tulsa 6. Born Septemb e r 7, 1910. Enlisted April 17, 1944. Decoration: Order of the P n r p l e Heart. Attended Central High School, Tulsa. Died July 30, 1945, in line of duty aboard the U.S.S. Indianapolis sunk by under-water explosions about 450 miles from Leyte, Philippine Islands, in Pacific Ocean. B E A R L ERVIN WALKER, Private, First Class, U. S. Army. Home address: welch, Craig County. Mrs. Nellie Mildred Walker, Wife, Welch. Born May 27, 1912. Enlisted May 14, 1942. Decorations: Combat Infantry Badge; Order of the Purple Heart. Attended Welch public schools. Member of Methodist Church. Served in Medical Detachment. Awarded Good Conduct Medal and won Driver's award. Sailed for duty overseas in October, 1944, and stationed in New Guinea. Serving in the 37th Division in the invasion of Luzon, he was one of the first among the troops to enter AIanila and helped to liberate the prisoners of Santo Tomas. Died -4pril 14, 1945, in action a t Colot, Luzon, Philippine Islands. FRED A. WALLIS, JR., Xlecl.rician's Xate, Third Class, U. S. hTaval Reserve. Home address: Stonewall, Pontotoc County. Mr. and Mrs. Fred A .Wallis, Sr., Parents, stonewall. Born A u p s t 26, 1922. Enlisted 31ay, 1943. Decorations : Submarine Combat Insignia surmounted with three Gold Stars (three successful patrols). Attended Stonewall High School. Member of Methodist Church. Received training as electrician in Cleveland, Ohio, and later trained I n the service in electrical school a t San Diego, Californh Listed missing in action aboard the Submarine U.S.S. Barbel in February, 1945, off the coast of North Borneo. Died February 18, 1946 (official date), in action aboard the U.S.S. Barbel lost a t sea.

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WIDEMAN ARTHAUD, JR., Second Lieutenant, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address: Ponca City, Kay County. Mrs. Alice Marie Arthaud, Mother, 2634 Park Ave., Lincoln, Nebraska. Born January 30, 1924. Enlisted June, 1942. Decorations : Air Medal; Order of the Purple Heart awarded posthumously. Attended Deep Springs College, California. Graduated U. S. Army Flying School a t Columbus, Mississippi. Died June 7, 1944 in action near London, England. MELVIN CECIL ASKEW, Private, First Class, U. S. Army. Ilome address: Mountain View, Kiowa County. Mrs. Oma Askew, Mother, Mountain View. Born June 27, 1909. Enlisted November 14, 1942. Decorations : Presidential Citation ; Oak Leaf Cluster ; Order of the Purple Heart; four Battle Participation Stars in the European Theater of Operations ; American Defense Ribbon. Graduated from
Special acknowledgement is d u e the relatives who have sent in a s complete data as possible to the Oklahoma War Memorial-World War 11, one of the main purposes of which is the permanent preservation of a record of the interests and achievements of every Oklahoman who gave his life in the service of his country i n World War 11. Some of the individual records are more complete t h a n others, exact copies (or the originals) of citations and of letters from Commanding Officers and other material having been sent in, besides the questionnaire, postal card, and photograph that we have requested returned for the War Memorial. As the yeara pass, these records in the archives of the Society will continue to hold the memory of Oklahoma's war dead in honor and will be a source of pride to the relatives and all who h a v e a n interest in the State. Word has come in some instances that complete information from the War and the Navy departments has not yet been sent to relatives. We urge in such cases that whenever further information is received that it be forwarded t o the Oklahoma Historical Society t o be placed under the individual name with other data already sent in for the War Memorial.-Muriel H. Wright.

Mountain View High School in 1923. Member Saddle Mountain Round-up Club and Cowboys Associatiou of America. Sailed for duty overseas May 5, 1943. Awarded Good Conduct and Expert Rifleman medals. Participated in camyaigus in Africa, Sicily, Italy, and in Normandy, France. Died J u u e 18, 1944, in action Cherbourg, France.

EUGENE WILLARD BALL, Private, First Class, U. S. Army. Home address: Sharon, Woodward County. Willard I. Ball, Father, Sharon. Born April 15, 1919. Enlisted January 9, 1942. Decorations: Order of the Purple H e a r t ; American Defense and Asiatic: Pacific Campaign ribbons. Attended Sharon public schools. Member of Methodist Church. Awarded two Good Conduct medals. Died May 29, 1944, of wounds received a t Anzio Beachhead, Italy.

ROBERT MARION BENNETT, Sergeant, U. S. Army. Home address: Bartlesville, Washington County. Nrs. Florence M. Bennett, Mother, Bartlesville. Born J a n u a r y 8, 1925. Enlisted November 5, 1942. Decorations: Order of t h e Purple Heart and Presidential Citation awarded posthumously. Graduated from Bartlesville High School in May, 1942, and attended Bart.1esville J u n i o r Colle~w. Member of the First Methodist Church and of the Sons of the American Legion, Bartlesville. Sailed for duty overseas in April, 1943. Awarded Sharpshooter Medal. Served in Australia, and in campaigns on New Guinea, New Britain, and Peleliu Island in Central Pacific, landing on Okinawa on Easter Sunday i n 1945. Died June 17, 1945, in action o n Okinawa, Ryukyu Islands, East China Sea.
RAY BROWN, Private, First Class, U. S. Army. Home address: Terlton, Pawnee County. J. W. Brown, Father, Rte. 1, Terlton. Born November 2, 1921. Enlisted December, 1942. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Graduated from eighth grade in 1937, Castle Rock, Washington. Engaged i n farming before entering the service. Awarded Good Conduct Medal. A letter from his Cornmanding Officer stated: "During the st,ress of combat he remained cheerful and cool-headed, and was an inspiration to his fellow soldiers." Wounded December 5, 1944, i n action i n Germany, Died December 6, 1944, of wounds in American Military Hospital in Holland.
ROGER N. BROWNING, Corporal, U. S. Army. Home address: E'oss, Wasbita County. Mrs. Effie I. Browning, Mother, Foss. Born January 7, 1922. Enlisted November 27, 1942. Decoration : Order of the Purple Heart awarded posthumously. Died March 31, 1945, in action in Germany.

EARL CALHOUN, JR., Second Lieutenant, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address: Tulsa, Tulsa County. Mrs. Verda R u t h Calhoun, Mother, 3342 East Jasper, Tulsa 4. Born May 12, 1920. Enlisted

J u n e 20, 1944. Decorations: Air Medal; Oak Leaf Cluster; Distinguished F l y i n g Cross ; Presidential Unit Citation ; three Battle Participation Stars in the European Theater of Operations ; Order of the Purple Heart. Graduated from Tulsa Central High School i n 1938. Member of Second Presbyterian Church, Tulsa. Received wings and commission at Foster Field, Texas. The Citation with the Oak Leaf C l u s t e r stated in part: "During a period of sustained caastal and other defensive operations between 13 June 1944 and 12 August 1944, Lt. Calhoun participated in over 48 missions, in all of which he was constantly called upon the display high qualities of professional skill a n d airmanship. His flying achievements involved air-sea rescue searches, scrambles after enemy aircraft, and patrols of the convoys, harbors, and land installations so vital to the successful prosecution of t h e war against the German Armies in Italy." Died September 5, 1944, in action on a bombing mission as pilot of a P-47 ( Thunderbolt) in aerial flight over Bologna, Italy.

THEODORE CLIFFORD CAYWOOD, Private, First Class, U. S. Army. Home a d d r e s s : Tulsa, Tulsa County. Mrs. Cleo Heindselman, Mother, Cleveland, Oklahoma. Born May 3, 1924. Enlisted August 9, 1943. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Graduated from High School, 3 a y , Oklahoma, in May, 1943. Awarded Good Conduct and E x p e r t Rifleman medals. Died July 7, 1944, in action i n Northern Italy. FLOYD ERVIN CHEW, Private, First Class, U. S. Army. Home
address : Ramona, Washington County. Mrs. Emma J. (Chew) Sears, Wife, Ramona. Born October 7, 1923. Enlisted April 21, 1944. Graduated from Rarnona High School in Nay, 1941. Member of Friends Churcli. Died December 25, 1944, in line of duty aboard ship sunk in t h e English Channel.

JAMES ELTON CHILDERS, Private, U. S. Army. Home address: Anadarko, C a d d o County. Mrs. Katherine Childers, Mother, 217
West Central, Anadarko. Born February 11, 1908. Enlisted May 7 , 1942. Decorations: Order of the Purple Heart; Silver Star awarded posthumously. Attended public schools at Binger, Oklahoma. The Citation with the Silver Star awarded for gallantry in action, stated in part: "When Company I, 115th Infantry was violently counter-attacked by a strong enemy force, Private Childers, a member of a n artillery forward observation party, alone and unassisted, remained a t his post to provide covering fire for the withdrawal of his party." Died October 1 1944, in action at Birgden, ,

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GEORGE R U D O L P H CHOATE, JR., Second Lieutenant, U. S. Army Air Corps, Home address : Watonga, Blaine County. George R.Choate, Father, Watonga. Born October 12, 1923. Enlisted September 20, 1942, Decorations: Air Medal; Order of the Purple Heart awarded posthumously. Graduated from Watonga High School

in 1941. Member of the Baptist Church. Received wings and cornmission at Craig Field, Selma, Alabama. As Pilot served as one of the junior flight leaders of his squadron. Died October 24, in action on his 23d mission, as Pilot (done) of a P--17 (Thunderbolt) fighter plane on a mission over Germany, near Elburg, Halland.

JIM NONAME CHUCULATE, Private, First Class, U. S . *y. Home address: Stilwell, Adair County. Mrs. Mae Clluculate, IVlfe, Stilwell. Born January 1, 1915. Elllisted March 15, 1944. Attended public school. Died December 30, 1944, in action i n hzemboarg.
GEORGE CALVIN CLARK, Private, First Class, U. S . Army. Home address: Sapulpa, Creek County. Mrs. Neoma Clark, Wife, 1132 East Moman, Sapulpa. Born November 20, 1919. Enlisted April 13, 1944. Decoration : Order of the Purple Heart. Attpllifed public schools in Sapulpa. Awarded Expert Rifleman Medal. I)ietl *ium. December 29, 1914, in action in Bel,'

LYMAN 0.CLEVENGER, Private, U. S. Army. Home address: I'ayson, Lincoln County. Mrs. Mary M. Clevenger, Biother, 209 West, 7th St., Chandler, Oklahoma. Born November 26, 1921. Elllisted in 1939. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Graduated from eighth grade, Meeker, Oklahoma, in 1938. Member of the Baptist Church and a Boy Scout. Died J u l y 12, 1944, i n action in E u r o pean Theater.
DARRELL C. COOK, Private, First Class, U. S. Army. Home address: Muskogee, Muskogee County. Mrs. Carrol Estelle Cook, Wife, 217% South 2nd St., Muskogee. Born October 15, 1910. Enlisted Ikcember 14? 1942. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Attended Central High School, Mnskogee. Sailed for duty overseas in March, 1941. Awarded Expert Marksmaaship Xedal. Woullded in actioll August 28, 1944, and returned t o active combat d u t y on August 31, 1944. Died September 9, 1944, in action in France.

EDWARD ALEXANDER COX, Sergeant, U. S. Army. Home address: Laverne, Harper County. Mrs. Nellie Laverty, Mother, Laverne. Born November 8, 1911. Enlisted March 24, 1941. Decoration : Order of the Purple Heart. Attended public school in P d o Pinto, Texas. Member of the Baptist Church. Died July 7 , 1944, in action in France.
CHARLES WILLIABI DAVIS, Private, First Class, U. S. Army. Home address: Devol, Cotton County. Mrs. Bertha L.Davis, Mother. h v o l . Born October 27, 1925. Enlisted January 19, 1944. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Graduated from Devol H i g h School in 1913. Member of First Baptist Church. Sailed for d u t y overseas in January, 1945. Died March 26, 1945, in action i n Cermany.

DONALD QUINTON DEEVERS, Private, U. S. Army. Home address: Lookeba, Caddo County. Mr. and M s L L.Deevers, Parents, r. . Lookeba. Born January 1, 1919. Enlisted June 22, 1944. Decoration : Order of the Purple Heart. Graduated from grade school in 1934. Member of Missionary Baptist Church. Sailed for duty overseas in December, 1944. Died January 25, 1945, in action in Belgium. WILLIAM EASTTEAM, Technician, Fifth Grade, U. S. Army. Home address : Clayton, Pushmataha County. Silas Eastteam, Father, Clayton, Oklahoma. Born April 6, 1904. Enlisted October 21, 1942. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Died June 19, 1944, in action in English Channel. ORVILLE CHARLES EATON, Private, First Class, U. S. Army. Home address: Tulsa, Tulsa County. Mrs. Max F. Marsh, Mother, 1638 S. Cedar, Casper, Wyoming. Born February 17, 1925. Enlisted June 2, 1943. Decoration : Combat Infantry Badge. Graduated from Will Rogers Senior High School, Tulsa, in 1943. Member 1 of Second Presbyterian Church. Died January 1 , 1945, in action at Epinal, France. BOYD GEORGE EDWARDS, Private, U. S. Army. Home.address: Douglas, Garfield County. Mrs. Cora Edwards, 2014 East Broad.. way, Enid, Oklahoma. Born August 29, 1923. Enlisted December, 1941. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Attended High School at Douglas. Member 8event.h Day Adventist Church. Served in Field Artillery. Died April 27, 1945, in action in Germany.

GUY JOSEPH ELDRIDGE, Private, First Class, U. S. Army. Home address : Altus, Jackson County. Mrs. Fidelia Jane Eldridge, Mother, 507 West Hardy St., Altus. Born February 10, 1919. Enlisted March 26, 1942. Decoration : Bronze Star. Attended public schools at Duke, Oklahoma. Awarded Good Conduct Medal. Served in the European Theater of Operations. Died March 26, 1942, in action in Luxembourg.
EDWIN ORVILLE ENDSLEY, Private, First Class, U. S. Army. Home address: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County. Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Endsley, Parents, Nicoma Park. Born March 21, 1922. Enlisted May 17, 1944. Decorations : Presidential Unit Citation ; Order of the Purple Heart ; three Battle Participation Stars in the European Theater of Operations. Attended Taft High School, Oklahoma City. Sailed for duty overseas in January, 1945. Died March 24, 1945, in action in Gtermany. CELESTINE A. FARHAR, Private, First Class, U. S. Army. Home addreas, Okeene, Blaine County. M s C. A. Farhar, Wife, Okeene. r. Born May 2, 1921. Enlisted May 23, 1944. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Attended St. Mary's School, Okeene. Member of Catholic Church. Sailed for duty overseas November, 1944.

Wounded in action during the attack on Prum, Germany, February 14, 1945, and returned to active combat on April 4, 1945. Died April 12, 1945, in action near Mnnster, Germany.

JORN ("JACK") HARTWELL FEZLER, Lieutenant, Junior Grade? U. S. Naval Reserve. Home address: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County. Mr. and M s Day Fezler, Parentsr, 317 N. W. 21st r. St., Oklahoma City. Born September 4, 1921. Enlisted December 30, 1941. Decorations: America Theater Campaign, European-AfricanMiddle Eastern Campaign, and Asiatic-Pacific Campaim medals ; 3 Battle Participation Stars in the Asiatic-Pacific Theater; Navy Unit Commendation (Mobile Explosives Investigation Unit Number One) ; World War TI Victory Medal. Graduated from Classen High School, Oklahoma City, in May, 1938; graduated (B.A.) from the University of Oklahoma, Norman, in May, 1943. Member of First Presbyterian Church, Oklahoma City. Reported to U. S. Naval Midshipmen's School, Notre Dame University, Notre Dame. Indiana, February 27, 1943, and commissioned Ensign, U. S. Naval Reserve, May 27, 1943. Active duty under instruction Anti-Aircraft Training and Test Center, Dam Neck, Virginia ; temporary duty under instruction aboard U.S.S. Bullfinch ; and temporary duty under instruction Advanced Bomb School, Naval Yard, Washington. D.C., detached May 11, 1944, having been sent to London, England, attached to Naval Attache, December, 1943 to April, 1944. Served in active combat in Western New Guinea and Caroline Islands operations, with 7th Fleet. Missing October 1, 1944, in line of duty, aboard U. S. Troop Carrier plane lost en route from Hollandia to Finschafen, New Guinea. Died October 2, 1945 (official date), in Carrier plane crash between Hollandia and Finschafen, New Guinea, Pacific area. MELVIN ROY FLANARY, Sergeant, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home addres : Okemah, Okfuskee County. Mrs. Pearl K. Flanary, Mother, 800 N. Griffin, Okmulgee, Oklahoma. Born April 5, 192.3. Enlisted January 14, 1942. Attended public schools in Okfuskee County. Died January 24, 1945, in action on Morotai Island, Netherlands Tndies, Pacific area. MANTON LEON FLEMING, Private, First Class, U. S. Marine Corps. Home address: Comanche, Stephens County. Alex Flemj w . Father, Comanche. Born February 26, 1921. Enlisted March. 1941. Decoration: Presidential Unit Citation. Graduated from Comanche High School in 1939. Member of Methodist Church. Served in 1st Defense Battalion, U. S. Marine Corps, that defended Wake Island from December 8 to 22,1941. Captured by the Japanese on December 24, 1941. Died February 26, 1944, in Osaka prison camp, Osaka, Japan. RUSSELL HARDING FORD, Private, First Class, U. S. Army. Home address: Tulsa, Tulsa County. Mr. and M s S. 0. Ford, r.

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Parents, Rte. 5, West Tulsa 7. Born January 23, 1921. Enlisted February, 1942. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Graduated from High School at Jenks, Oklahoma, in 1939. Attended Southwestern Bible School two years, Enid, Oklahoma. Member of Assembly of God Church. Served as cannon company aid man in the 350th " Battle Mountain " Regiment, Nedical Detachment, participating in the spectacular evacuation on the Fifth Army front in Italy and bringing down the wounded from peaks near the Po ltiver valley. Awarded Good Conduct Medal. Died April 27, 1945, in action in Italy. CLYDE HARLEN FORQUER, Private, U. S. Army. Home ad. dress: Geary, Blaine County. Mr. and Mrs. Elmer E. Forquer, Parents, Geary. Born December 25, 1915. Enlisted December 7, 1939. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Graduated from grade school, Calumet, Oklahoma, in 1935. Sailed for duty over seas in the spring of 1944. Died June 23, 1944, in action in France,

EDWARD LEE FORQUER, Sergeant, U. S. Army. Home ad* dress: Geary, Blaine County. Mr. and Mrs. Elmer E. Forquer, Parents, Geary. Born September 7, 1918. Enlisted Marcli 31, 1941. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Graduated fronl eighth grade, Calumet, Oklahoma, in 1934. Died September 2, 1944, in action in the battle for Brest, Western France. WALTER REED FORRESTER, Private. U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address: Wanette, Pottawatomie County. Mrs. Martha For. rester, Mother, MTanette. Born October 8, 1919. Enlisted October 29, 1940. Decorations : Distinguished Unit Badge ; Oak Leaf Cluster; Order of the Purple Heart. Graduated from High School in May, 1939. Member of Methodist Church. Served as Aerial Gunner on B-24 (Liberator) bomber, the Citation with the Distinguished Unit Badge stating in part : "On July 26th. this group of B-24 Liberator bombers took off as lead group in wing formation and set course for the target. Attacked by thirty erlerny fighters, the gunnen threw up such a curtain of lead that the attack was broken off.'" Died November 18, 1944, in action in Mediterranean area.
RXEIAVING . FORTUNE, Private, U. S. Army. Home address: Me, Loud, Pottawatomie County. A. E. Fortune, Father, Rte. 2, Me. Loud. Born December 13, 1922. Enlisted April 25. 1944. Decora. tion: Order of the Purple Heart.. Died December 24, 1944, in actioi~ in Germany. LOUIS T. FOX, Private, U. S. Army. Home address: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County. Mrs. Hattie A. Fox, Mother, 1632 Birch St., Oklahoma City. Born December 13, 1915. Enlisted November 15, 1943. Decorations : Presidential Citation ; Order of the Purple Heart. Attended Capitol Hill High School, Oklahoma City. Member of Church of Christ. Awarded Sharpshooter Medal. Died Jnlj 29, 1944, in action in France.

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CLARENCE EDNrAN FREDMAN, JR., Motor Machinist's Mate, First Class, U. S. Navy. Home address: Sparks, Lincolu County. Mrs. Helen Nadine Fredman. Wife, 2361 West Park St., Oklahoma City. Born April 9, 1919. Enlisted September 10, 1937. Decoration : Submarine Combat Insignia in absentia. Graduated Central High School, Oklahoma City. Member of Methodist Cliurch. Served aboard the Submarine U.S.S. GI-owler which engaged ill ten snccessful war patrols in the Pacific area from May, 1942, tlirough September 26, 1944. Died November 8, 1944, in line of duty aboard t h e 1J.S.S. Growler lost ih the China Sea. DOSALD 1,. GRLlHilll?rl, Private, First Class, U. S. Army. Honic* address, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County. Mrs. Myrtle E. Graham, Nother, 2804 Brock Drive, Oklahoma City 8. Born September 5, 1922. Enlisted December 28, 1942. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Awarded Good Conduct Nedal. Died September 20, 1944, in action in Nancy, France. DONALD Fl<AK(XS HACKLER, Fireman, First Class, U. S Naval . Reserve. Home address : Bartlesville, Washington County. Mr. a n d Xrs. James P. Hackler, Parents, Nowata, Oklahoma. Born Febrnary 21, 1927. Enlisted July 19, 1944. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Died May 11, 1945, in line of duty off Okinawa, Ryukyu Islands, East China Sea. HULEN 31. HARDAGE, First Lieutenant, U. S. Army. IIome address : Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County. Mrs. Wanda K. Hardage, Wife, 3413 . ' 1 14th St., Oklahoma City. l3orn August 12, 1916. K. Enlisted Kovember 21, 1940. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Died August 22, 1944, in France. CARROL E. HARKEY, Private, U. S. Broken Bow, JIcCurtain County. Mrs. Broken Bow. l301-n February 3, 1924. Decoration: Order of the Purple Ileart. action in Germany. Army. Home address: Wanda Harkey, Wife, Enlisted July 11, 1944. Died March 2, 1945, in

EARL GEOFFREY IIATFIELD, JR., S e r g e a ~ ~U. S. A r m y Air t, Corps. Home address: Keystone, Pawnee County. Mr. and Mrs. E. G. Hatfield, Parents, Keystone. Born April 15, 1924. Enlisted in April, 1943. Decorations : Citation of Honor, American Air Forces; Order of the Purple Heart awarded posthumously. Graduated from High' School, Cleveland, Oklahoma in 1941. Outstanding in school activities and three year letterman in basketball. Member of Baptist Church and of Demolay. Served as Radio Operator on B-17 (Flying Fortress), Hell 's Angels, 303rd Bombardment Group ( H ) , N. S. Army Air Forces. Died October 11, 1944, in action as crew member of B-17 (Flying Fortress) lost in heavy enemy anti-aircraft fire, on bombardment mission over Cologne, Germany.

ROBERT RAY HEATH, JR., Private, First Class, U. S. Army. Home address: Stillwater, Payne County. Mr. and Mrs. Ray Heath, Parents, 520 Monroe, Stillwater. Born October 2, 1922. Enlisted May 11, 1943. Decorations: Combat Infantry Badge; Order of the Purple Heart; Bronze Star awarded posthumously. Attended the public schools and the Oklahoma A. & M. College (Senior Class), Stillwater. Active in music and member of Symphonic Band. Member of Presbyterian Church; Beta Theta Pi Fraternity; Kappa Kappa Psi (honorary fraternity), and Demolay. Served on active duty overseas from October, 1944, in the 14th Armored Division, 7th Army. The Citation with the Bronze Star f o r heroic achievement in action near Lohr, Germany, stated in P a r t : "When his squad leader was killed by enemy sniper fire while manning his vehicular machine gun, Private Heath knowing the possible results, took command of the vehicle and manned the machine gun until mortally wounded. His prompt action prevented the halting of the column in an extremely dangerous, open area." Died April 2, 1945, in action near Lohr, Germany.

RAY M. HENRY, Sergeant, U. S. Army. Home address: Tamaha, Haskell Connty. B. I?. Ilrnry, Father, Tamaha. Born December
17 1 Enlistcd October 12, 1938. Decoration: Order of the Pnrple IIeart. Completed the eighth grade in Tamaha public school in 1935. Died March 2, 1944, in action in North African area.

AR.THIJR STEVEN HENSON, Corporal, U. S. Army. Home address: Rfaysville, Garvin County. Mr. and Mrs. H. A. Henson, Parents, Maysvillc. Born September 9, 1923. Enlisted January 9,
1043. Graduated from Mavsville High School in February, 1938. A letter from his Commanding Officer stated in part: "Your son was n member of the platoon which was acting as a forward Reconnaissancc element ill action against the enemy. This type of work van only hc c a r r i d on by the most courageous, intelligent and vcrsrttile soldiers; Artliur was one of these men." Died April 12, 1945, in action in Germany.

BERT A . HTTJTJ,Technician, Fifth Grade, U. S. Army. Home addrew : Stillwater. Prrync County. Mrs. Myrtle Hill, Mother, 1020 D w k Street. Stillwater. Born March 13, 1924. Enlisted Decemher 22, 1942. necorations: Order of the Purple Heart; Bronze Star Medal awarded posthumously. Graduated from Stillwater High School in 1941. Attended Oklahoma A. & M. College, Stillwater. Kappa Sigma Fraternity. Member of First Church of Christ, Seientist. Sailed for duty overseas in February, 1945, and served in the Third Army. Died April 14, 1945, in action in Regenstauf, Qermany.
GEORGE DONALD HILLE, Second Lieutenant, U. S. A m y Air r. Corps. Home address: Tulsa, Tulsa County. M s H. K. Hille,

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Mother, 2015 East 21st St., Tulsa 4. Born October 20, 1924. Enlisted April 17, 1943. Decorations: two Oak Leaf Clusters; Air Medal awarded posthumously. Graduated from T u l m Cerltral High School in 1941; attended the University of Oklahoma 1921-43 (Petroleum Engineering.) Sigma Chi Fraternity. &mber of Presbyterian Church. Advanced training in the Army Air Force, l\[issiol1, Texas, where he was commissioned. Sailed for duty overseas in .J~lly, 1944. Died November 8, 1944, in action near Nancy, France. DESMOND P. HILTON, Technician, F i f t h Grade, U. S. Army. Home address: Octavia, Le Flore County. Mr. and I\frs. Carl HiltJon, Parents, Octavia. Born December 21, 1914. Enlisted JIay 26, 1:)p~. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart awarded po~thumously. ~ t tended grade school a t Octavia and High Scllool a t Srnithville, Okhhoma. Member of Baptist Church. Died October 29, 19-14, in action in Germany. DON EARL HODGES, Corporal, U. S. Army. Home address: Okemah, Okfuskee County. Alr. and Mrs. M. E. IIoclges. lB;irents, 605 North 4th St., Okemah. Born April 22, 1923. Bnlistetl September 16, 1940. Decorations: Order of the Purple f l e a r t and the Silver Star awarded posthumously. Graduated from grade school at Blue, Pittsburg County. Member Central Baptist Cliurcli of Muskogee. Served in the 45th Division. Describing llis last action in directing the fire of his machine gun squad d u r i n g the Sicilia11 campaign, the Citation with the Silver S t a r stated in part: "Whi~n he was wounded by an enemy shell burst, lie refused to seek medical aid as he realized the necessity of keeping his gun i n action; he then ordered his squad to withdraw and continued t o fire his gun unassisted. . . . ." Died. July 12, 1943, in action in Sicily.

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JAMES S. HOKETT, Private, First Class, U. S. Army. Home atldress: Kenefic, Bryan County. Mrs. Grace H. Hokett, Mother, Kenefic. Born December 19, 1919. Enlisted February 11, 1942. Decorations : Order of the Purple Heart ; Combat In€antry Badge. Died August 25, 1944, in action a t Troy, France.
ROSCOE CONKLIN HUMPHREY, Sergeant, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address: Tulsa, Tulsa County. James E. Humphrey, Father, 4216 East Independence, Tulsa 3. Born April 3, 1922. Enlisted October 8, 1942. Decoration: Order of the P u r p l e Heart. Graduated from Will Rogers High School, Tulsa, in 1942. Member of a Christian Church. Served as Gunner on B-17 (Flying Fortresq). Died May 7, 1944, i n action on his third mission, at Langlingen, Germany. NORMAN WESLEY, IMEL, Lieutenant (Junior Grade), U. S. Naval Reserve. Home address: Forgan, Beaver County. Mr. and WS. Lester Imel, Parents, Forgan. Born April 3, 1920. Enlisted February 4, 1942. Decorations : Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal ;

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American Defense Medal ; six Battle Participation Stars ; Air Nedal ; Gold Star ;Distinguished Flying Cross ;World War 11-Victory Medal. Attended Panhandle Agricultural and Mechanical College, Goodwell, Oklahoma. His enlisted service record began with enlistment in U. 8. Naval Reserve for four years a s Seaman, Second Class; changed to Aviation Cadet; terminated on February 25, 1943, to accept appointment and execute oath of office as Ensign to rank from b1ebruary 16; and appointed Lieutenant (jg) to rank from April 1, 1944. Detached from Air Force, Atlantic E'leet to Aircraft Service, Unit 21, May 16, 1943. Died March 10, 1945, in line of duty a t Camp Ofuna, Tokio Bay, Japan. J O H N WILLIAM (" BILL ") JAMES, Second Lieutenant, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address: Curtis, Woodward County. Mr. ant1 Mrs. J . F. James, Parents, Curtis. Born September 1: 1916. Enlisted January 24, 1941. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart awfirdecl posthumously. Graduated from High School, Mooreland, Oklahoma, in May, 1933. Graduated from Bombardier Scl~ool,Victorville, California, oli July 4, 1942. Sailed f o r duty in the Southwest Pacific in December, 1943. A friend said, "James went a11 his own missions and many of the others. " Died March 4, 1942, in action in the Battle of the Bismark Sea, Southwest Pacific. IIOIJSTON CALVIN JEFFCOAT, Private, 'IT. S. Army. Ilome acidresf;: Bennington, Bryan County. Wilkey It. .Jeffcoat, Father, ltte. 2, Benuington. Born February 26, 1925. E~ilisted Februa r y 19, 1944. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Attendetl Bennington High School. Died September 13, 1944, in action in the European Theater. DELBERT RAY JENKINS, Private, First Class, U. S. Army. Ilome address : Seminole, Seminole County. T. S. Jenkins, Rrot her, 508 North 2nd St., Seniinole. Born March 18, 1918. Enlisted March 10, 1941. Graduated from High School, New Lima, Olrlahoma, in May, 1937. Served as Gunner in a Tank (603 Tank Co.) sent to secure tlic Island of Corregidor; all the crew except the driver lost their lives. Died February 27, 1945, in action on Corregidor, Philippine Islands.

JACK JOBE, Sergeant, I . S. Army. Home address: Muskogee, T Mnukogee County. Mr. and Mrs. F. 11. Jobe. Parents, 432 North 0 St., Muskogee. Born March 6, 1922. Enlisted September 16, 1940. Attended Central High Scllool, Muskogee. Member of Christian Church. Deeorat ions : t h e e Battle Participation Stars ; Presidential Citation; Order of the Purple Heart and Bronze Star Medal awarded posthumously. Served in the Medical Department, 45th Division. Awarded for meritorious achievement in action on December 30, 1943, in Southern Italy, the Citation with the Bronze Star stated in part: "Technician Fourth Grade Jobe volunteered to leave his aid station to go to the assistance of three seriously wounded men who were

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beyond the front lines. Having admiliistered plasma to two men and giving aid to the other, he again showed courage in assisting in the evacuation of the wounded under cover of darkness." Died J u u e 8, 1914, in action in Rome, Italy. MILTON WRIGHT JOHNSON, First Lieutenant, U. 8. Army. Home address: Page, Le Flore County. Mrs. Wanda H. (Joli~ison)Cole, Wife. Alpine, California. Born October 11, 1917. Enlisted October 24. 1940. Decorations: Order of the Purple Heart; Bronze S t a r JIcclal awarded posthumously. Attended High School, Heaveiier, Oklahoma; graduated from Iligli School, Bakersfield, California ill 1933. 3fember of Methodist Cl~urcli. Served in the Third Army. A\varded for distinctive heroism in the military operations, September 10 to 2-4, 1944, near Arnaville, France, the Citation with the Rronzc Star stated in part: ". . . . Lieutenant Johnson, serving as a reconmisance officer with a heavy weapons cornpany, courageously led his men under the hail of enemy fire and efficiently directed clevastatin:: fire upon the fiercely resisting enemy. " Died December 4, 1!M, in action in Germany. ADAM (JOXES, Private, First Class, I . S. Army. Home address: T St il\vell, Adair County. Mr. and Mrs. Cobb Jones, Parents. Stilwell. Born December 25. 1921. Enlisted October 21, 1941. Atte~lrletl T)ahlonegah District School, Adair County. Member of Clicrry Tree Baptist Church. Fullblood Cherokee Indian. Died October 20, 19-14, in action in the Philippine Islands. iiYMER ERNEST KANTZ, Captain, U. S. Army Air Corps. Honw address : Muskogee, Muskogee County. Mrs. Mildred Vandagriff Kantz. Wife, 709 Houston St., Muskogee. Born J u l y 3 , 1918. Enlisted N a y 29, 1941. Decorations: Air Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster and Order of the Purple Heart awarded postliumously. Graduated fro111 High School, Elkliart, Indiana, in 1937; attended the University of Indiana. Received advanced training at Kelly Field, San Antonio, Texas and was commissioned a Pilot with the first chss to graduate after the beginning of World War IT. Served as Pilot of P-47 with 324th Fighter Group. His squaclron twice presented with the Safety Training 'Award. Served in Italy and in France, completing eight missions. Died January 5, 1945, in line of duty on ninth mission (combat), a t Luneville, France.

I'ISIS &I. KEASTER., JR., Sergeant, U. S. Army. IIome address : Finis M. Keaster, St., Father. Ilte. 1, Nashville, Arkansas. Born January 24, 1922. Enlisted October 13, 1942. Decorations: Bronze Star Medal ; Order of the Purple Heart. Attended grade school at Pine Valley, Oklahoma. Member of Methodist Church. Died October 16, 1944, in action in Germany.
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HARRIS M. ("BUDDY ") KEITH, Private, First Class, U. S. Army. Home address: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County. M s Gladys L. r. Kilfoy, Mother, 1911 North Broadway, Oklahoma City 3. Born February 2,1926. Enlisted March 30,1944. Decorations : EuropeanAfrican-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal ; two Battle Participation Stars ; Combat Infantry Badge ; Distinguished Unit Badge ; World War I1 Victory Medal; Order of the Purple Heart awarded posthumously. Graduated from Our Lady's High School, Oklahoma City, i n 1943. Member of a Christian Church. Awarded Expert Marksmanship Medal. Sailed for duty overseas in October, 1944, served in active combat with the 78th Division beginning Decembe~ 9, 1944, in the Ardennes and Rhineland campaigns. Died January 31, 1945, in action a t Kesternich, Germany. JOSEPH MICHAEL KENNEDY, Second Lieutenant, 17. S. A m y . Home address: Ringwood, Major County. Mrs. J. J. Kennedy, Mother, Ringwood. Born February 21, 1921. Enlisted April 9, 1943. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Attended High School at Ames, St. Joseph's School a t Enid, and Oklahoma A.&'EII. College a t Stillwater, Oklahoma. Member of Newman Club, Student Senate, and Phi Sigma Fraternity. Member of Catholic Church. Served in the 90th Division. Wounded July 23, 1943, in action i s France. Died July 25, 1943, of wounds in Hospital in England.

RTTJLY CLINTON KIBBY, Private, First Class, U. S. Army. H o m ~ address: Holdenville, Hughes County. Mrs. J. D. Kibby, Mother, Rtc. 5, Holdenville. Born November 22, 1925. Enlisted March 20, 1944. Decorations: Combat Infalltry Badge; Order of the P u r p l ~ Heart. Attended public scliool at Yeager, Oklahoma. Member of L ~ O YScants and 4-f-1 Club. Died April 25, 1945, of wounds receiver] in action on the same day in Germany. LEON J. KUHLMAN, Corporal, I . S. Army. Home address: Shat, T tuck, Ellis Connty. Mr. and Mrs. Henry Kuhlman, Parents, Shattnck, Born December 10, 1920. Enlisted November 19, 1942. Decorations: Order of the Purple Heart and Air Medal awarded posthumously~ Attended Shat tuck High School .and Southwestern Junior CollegeT Member of Seventh Day Adventist Church. Served in the Field Artillery 84th Division, in connection with the Air Forces of t h ~ First Army. Died January 23, 1945, in action in Beho, Belgium.
ETIDON L E E LACKEY, Private, First Class, U. S. Marine Corps> Home address : Oklahoma City. Oklahoma County. Mrs. Etta Lackey, Mother, Rte. 2, Oklahoma City. Born April 11, 1925. Enlisted April 14, 1944. Decorations: Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal; three Battle Participation Stars; Order of the Purple Heart. Attended Northeast High School, Oklahoma City. Nember of Methodist Church. Awarded Good Conduct Medal. Died May 4, 1945, in action on Okinawa, Ryukyu Islands, East China Sea.

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CLIFTON ELMO LEACH, Sergeant, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address: Eakly, Caddo County. M s Clifton E. Leach, Wife, Rte. r. 1, Rocky Oklahoma. Born September 16, 1916. Enlisted J a n u a r y 11, 1943. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart awarded posthumously. Graduated from Eakly High School in 1934, and from Southwestern Institute of Technology (B.A.), Weatherford, Oklahoma, in 1940. Teacher i n Caddo County schools from 1936-42. Enlyloyed by Buck Aircraft, Wkhita, Kansas, from 1'342-43 (January). Sailed for duty overseas i n May, 1945, and first stationed on Morotai Island, Netherlands Indies, with 13th Air Force. Served as Uuuner on B-24 (Liberator) Bomber. Reported. missing in action from July 23, 1945. Died J u l y 23, 1945, i n actiou off coast of Indo-China. WILLIAM WENDEL LEE, First Lieutenant, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address: Sulphur, Murray County. Mr. and Mrs. Asia A. Lee, Parents, West 16th St., Sulphur. Born August 18, 1920. Enlisted July 31, 1942. Decorations: Air Medal; two Oak Leaf Clwters. Graduated from Sulphur High School in 1939. Attended School of Mines, Golden, Colorado. Member of Calvary Baptist ( h r c h , Sulphur. Received wings and commission as Second Lieutenant a t Moody Field, Georgia. Served as Pilot of 13-24 (Liberator) Born ber, completing thirty-f ive missions and participating ill some of the fiercest aerial engagements in the European Theater as the heavy-weights of the Fifteenth Air Force. Died October 16, 1'344, in action a t Leonding, Germany.

LAWRENCE J. LEIKER, Private, U. S. Army. Home adtlrcss: I,esington, Cleveland County. Mrs. J u n e A. Lei ker, Wife, ,J ewet t City, Connecticut. Born May 31, 1915. E:nlisted May 25, 19-42 1)ecoratiun: Order of the Purple Heart. Member of St,. ,Jol~n',u ('atliolic Church. Died October 2, 1944, in action in Francc.

SAMMIE FRANK LINDSAY, Private, First Class, U. S. Army. IIome address : Tipton, Tillman County. Bliss Vivian r~indsay,Sister, Tipton. Born July 20, 1925. Enlisted J u l y 20, 1943. Decorations : Order of the Purple Heart (awarded twice). Attended Tipton High School. Member of First Baptist Church. Died May 6, 1945, in action on Mindanao, Philippine Islands. ELLIS EARL LOFTIN, Private, First Class, U. S. Army. Home address: Reed, Greer County. Mr. and Mrs. Burl Loftin, Parents, Xeed. Born July 24, 1918. Enlisted March 17, 1942. 1)ecoration : Order of the Purple Heart. Attended Reed High School. Died J u l y 5, 1944, in action in Normandy, France.

ELROP KURTIS LOGAN, Private, First Class, U. S. Army. Home address : Marland, Noble County. Mr. and Mrs. Blueford L.Logan,
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tended High School at Three Sands and at Marland, Oklahoma. Served in the Sixth Cavalry (Mechanized), Third Army, overseas sixteen months and took part in the invasion of Xormandy, France. Dikd January 8, 1945, in action in the vicinity of Luxembourg. RANDLE RAY LYNCH, Fireman, Second Class, U. S. Navy. Home address: Cement, Grady County. Mrs. Daisy L. I~ynch, Mother, 1211 South 15th St., Chickasha, Oklahoma. Born September 26, 1923. Enlisted b1ebruary 13, 1941. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Reported missing in action March 2, 1942. Died December 15, 1945 (official date), in line of duty in the Pacific area. CLABE C. MACKEY, Captain, U. S. Army. Home address: Tulsa, Tulsa County. Mrs. Beulah A. Mackey, Wife, 1607 E i g l ~ t c e ~ ~ t h Ave., Nashville, Tennessee. Born October 5, 1909. Enlisted August 15, 1940. Died October 15, 1944, in action in Italy.

JOHNNIE RAY MARKWELL, Private, First Class, U. S. Army. Home address: Meeker, Lincoln County. Mrs. Warner Wilkerson, Mother, Meeker. Born March 18, 1919. Enlisted March 19, 1942. Decoration: Order of the l'urple Iieart. Attentlet1 public schools at Meeker. Member of the Baptist Church. Died .July 11, 1911, in actioii in France.
EMMETT STILLMAN MARRS, Staff Sergeant, I . S. Army Air T Corps. Home address: Norman, Clevelald County. Mr. and Nrs. ltex Marrs, Pttrents, 1102 McFarland, Norman. LZorn June 3, 1920. Enlisted September 16, 1940. 1)ecoratiolls : Citation of IIonor ; Order of the l'urple Heart. Attended Norman High School. Served as Itadio Operator on C-47. Died December 5, 1944, in action near the China-Burma border, Yunnan Province, China. FLOYD NEIL MARTIN, Second Lieutenant, Ti. S. Army Air Corps. IIomc address: Tulsa, Tulsa County. Floyd Leon Martin, E'wtlier, 2 <I& East 30th St., Tulsa. Born November 16. 1924. Enlisted , hIE'ebruary 26, 1944. Ilecoration : Presidential Unit ('it at ion. Attended Culver Military Academy, Culver, Indiana; the Uliiversity of Oklahoma, Norman, and Tulsa: University, Tulsa. Completed advanced training and received his wings and comn~issionat Stuttgart, Arkansas. Left for duty overseas as Co-Pilot on plane ("Take Me Back to Tulsa") on September 15, 1944. Arriving in Foggia, Italy, ten days later, lie was immediately assigned to a bombardment group and made five missions over Munich (Germany), Vienna (Austria), and other hazardous points. Died October 29, 1944, in action near Ancona, Italy. WILLIAM E. MARTIN, Private, U. S. Army. Home address: Kenef ic, Bryan County. Mrs. Gladys Mart iy , Wife, Kenef ic. Born October 24, 1907. Enlisted April 5, 19-14. Attended grade school at Ernet, Oklahoma, a i d Bonham, Texas. Died December 30, 1944, in action in France.
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HENRY J. MASON, Private, Fir& Class, U. S. Army. Home address: Chelsea, Rogers County. LL. Xason, Father, Chelsea. Born E. June 6, 1925. Enlisted September 10, 1943. Served as Paratrooper in Airborne Command. Died November 12, 1944, of \vounds in Belgium. J I M EDD MASON, Private, U. S. Army. Home address: Davidson, Tillman County. Mr. and Mrs. Preston T. Mason, Parents, Ihvidson. Born April 25, 1923. Enlisted J a n u a r y 21, 1913. Decoration : Order of the Purple Heart awarded postliumously. Attended Davidson High School. Died April 26, 1945, i n action a t Nurenburg? Germany.
EDGAR LELAND MASSIX, Private, First Class, U. S. Army. Home address: Billings, Noble County. Mr. and Nrs. Bryan E. Massie, Parents, Billings. Born August 7, 1922. Enlisted Noveniber 26, 1942. Decoration : Order of the Purple Heart. Attended Billings High School. Died March 22, 1945, in action a t Pantay, Luzon, Philippine Islands.

.JOHN D E E MATLOCK, Technical Sergeant, U. S. Army Air (lorps.
IIome address : Blackwell, ICay County. Mrs. Lorene AIatlock, Wife, Ilte. 1, Blackwell. Born August 13, 1922. Enlisted January I!), 1943. Decorations: Distiuguished F l y i n g Cross; Air Medal; three Oak Leaf Clusters; Citation of H o n o r ; Order of the Purple Heart awarded posthumously. Graduated f r o m Blackwell High School in 1940. Served as Top Turret Gunner on B-17. Died September 13, 1944, in action a t Merselburg, Germany.

VERXOR PRESTON XAXFIELD, Private, U. S. Army. Home address: Porum, Musltogee County. Mr. and Mrs. Sherman 1'. Maxfield, Parents, Yoruni. Born May 28, 1925. Enlisted Xovember 1!1, 1943. Graduated from Porunl High Seliool in May, 1943. Member of 4-H Club. Member of hletl~odist Church. Sailed for overseas c h t y in June, 1944, and served in t h e 325th Glider Infantry, 82nd "All American ' Airborne Division, i n Holland, France, and Belgium from a British base. Died February 2, 1945, in action i11 Germany. ODIJS EARL MAXWELL, Private, U. S. Army. Home address: Spiro, Le Flore County. Mrs. Lorene B. Maxwell, Wife, 3504 Sorth 47th St., Fort Smith, Arkansas. Born *June 16, 1922. Enlisted February 24, 19-44 Graduated from grade school a t Tucker, Oklahoma. Died December 2, 1044, in action in Germany. DOUGIJAS HORATIO McDANIEL, Private, First Class, U. S. Army. Home address: Waukomis, Garfield County. Mrs. Frank Pompa. Mother, Renton, Wa,,hington. Born April 1, 1925. Enlisted .July, 1944. Decoration: Combat I n f a n t r y Badge; Order of the Purple Heart. Graduated from Waukomis High School in May, 1944. Member of Catholic Church. Served with the Third Army. Died March 16, 1945, in action in Germany.

JAMES RUEMELLI McKELVEY, Ensign, U. S. Naval Reserve. Home a d d r m : Tulsa, Tulsa County. Mr. and Mrs. James Francis McKelvey, Parents, 2115 East 38th St., Tulsa. Born June 9, 1922. Enlisted November 6, 1942. Decorations: American Defense Campaign Medal; Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal ; Order of the Purple Heart. Graduated from Woodrow Wilson Junior High School, Tulsa, in 1937 ;attended Kemper Military School, Boonville, Missouri, where he lettered in athletics and was a member of Scholastic Honor Society and of Military Honor Society, completing the training in the Reserve Officers Training Corps and winning the Distinguished Cadet Cup and a certificate for an Army commission as Sewnd Lieutenant. Attended the Massachusetts Institute of Technology into senior year where he was member of the Gridiron Club and the Sigma Chi Fraternity. Commissioned Ensign on February 24, 1944, upon completing Midshipman School aboard the U.S.S. Prai* State, New York City and graduated from Pennsylvania State College, in Diesal Engineering on July 10, 1944. Member of Presbyterian Church. lteported for overseas duty on November 24, 1944; served in the Pacific area as Engineering Officer, taking part in the initial invasion of Okinawa on April 1, 1945. Died May 25,1945, in the Naval IIospital, Guam, of wounds received on May 3, 1945, in enemy a c t i o ~ ~ off Okinawa, Ryukyu Islands, East China Sea. WILLIAM ERWIN MERRITT, Captain, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Mrs. Reta C , Wilson, Mother, 5809 N. W. 51st St. (West, Warr Acres), Oklahoma City. Born January 6, 1921. Enlisted April 24, 1942. Decora, tions: Air Medal; Ilistinguished Unit Citation; three Oak Leaf Clusters; Order of the Purple Heart. Graduated from High School at Maysville, Oklahoma, in 1938; attended the University of Okla, homa, Norman. Member of Immanuel Baptist Church, Oklahoma City. Well known as model plane builder and president of "Lind. berg Club" in High School. Received wings and commission as Secoi~dLieutenant from Moore School, Mission, Texas on April 22, 1943. Sent to Hawaii where he trained as a Fighter Pilot and w s a promoted to First Lieutenant. Promoted to Captain on April 6, 1945. Took part in aerial combat and completed successful missions over Japan. Died August 8, 1945, in action initiating an attack on enemy shipping in Kii-Suido Bay, Japanese waters. ROBERT B. MIEIR, Staff Sergeant, U. S. Army. Home address: Perry, Noble County. William H. Mieir, Father, 339 Holly, Perry. Born September 28, 1922. Enlisted November 18, 1942. Decoration : Order of the Purple Heart. Graduated from Perry High School in 1941, where he was member of National Honor Society. Awarded Marbmanship and Expert Rifleman medals. Died November 18, 1944, in action in Ardennes Forest, near Metz, France.

CHABLEY JULIUS MILLER, Corporal, U. S. Army. Home address: Hallett, Pawnee County. Mr. George A. Miller, Father,

Hallett. Born July 9, 1909. Enlisted March 3, 1942. Decoration : Order of the Purple Heart. Attended High School in Skiatook, Oklahoma. Sailed for duty overseas in March, 1944. Served in the Third A q in the invasion of France and subsequently as driver of a jeep for a wireman, participating in the battles of ''Bloody Woods" and "Balcony of Death" and in the capture and development of bridgeheads over the Moselle and Merderet rivers. Died .January 16, 1945, in Axmy Hospital in Belgium, of wounds received in action in Germany. ERNEST WILFRED MILLER, Private, First Class, U. S. Army. Home address: El Reno, Canadian County. Mr. and Mrs. Fred Miller, Parents, Rte. 3, E l Reno. Born November 17, 1911. Enlisted November 3, 1942. Decorations : Presidential Citation ; Order of the Purple Heart. Attended El Reno High School. Member of Central Methodist Church. Awarded Good Conduct Medal. Sailed for duty overseas in Angast, 1944. Praised by his officers and comrades as a fine soldier, always unselfish in his attitude and dealings with others. Died October 20, 1944, in action on Leyte, Philippine Islands. MARVIN D E E MILLER, Private, First Class, U. S. Army. Rome address: Newkirk, Kay County. Mrs. Rosetta J. Miller, Mother, Rte. 1, Kewkirk. Born April 7, 1923. Enlisted March 24, 1944. Graduated from Newkirk High School i n May, 1941. Nember of Christian Church. Awarded Expert Rifleman Medal. Died December 24, 1944, in action near Holtz, Luxembourg.

ROBERT EUGENE MILLS, Sergeant, U. S. Army. Home address: Slick, Creek County. Mr. and Mrs. William H. Mills, Parents, Kellyville, Oklahoma. Born April 17, 1925. Enlisted August 17, 1943. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Attended High School a t Slick and a t Kellyville, Oklahoma. Served overseas thirteen months. Died April 17, 1945, in action a t Darawan, Luzon, Philippine Islands.
.JOHN FRANKLIN MILLSPAUGH, JK, Second Lieutenant, U. S. Army Air Corps Reserve. Home address: Cherokee, Alfalfa Connty. Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Millspaugh, Parents, Cherokee. Born April 13, 1925. Enlisted February, 1943. Decorations : Air Medal ; Order of the Purple Heart. Graduated f r o m Cherokee High School in 1943. Xember of First Christian Church- Received wings and commission upon completing advanced training at Frederick, Oklahoma, a t the age of eighteen years, one of the youngest pilots in the Army Air Forces. Completed ten missions as Co-Pilot on a B-25 Bomber over enemy territory. Died July 31, 1944, in action a t Manduria, Italy. CHARLES WILLIAM MINTON, Captain, U. S. Army. Home address: Maysville, Gamin County. Mrs. Anna W. Minton, Mother, Maysville. Born November 5, 1916. Enlisted August 20, 1940. Decorations : Presidential Unit Citation ; five Battle Participation

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Stars in European Theater of Operations; Silver S t a r ; Bronze Star Medal; Order of the Purple Heart. Attended Wentworth Military Academy, Lexington, Miwouri, in 1932-35. Graduated in Business Administration, the University of Oklahoma, Norman, in 1937. Member of Beta Theta P i Fraternity, and of Masonic Lodge and of Lions Club a t Maysville. Served in combat overseas from November 8, 1942, over two years, taking part in the North African and the Sicilian campaigns. Subsequently assigned to heavy responsibilit,ies as a training officer in the First Battalion, Ninth Division of the U. 8. Army, in England, where he received distinct recognition for his ability and courage. The Citation with the Silver Star for gallantry in battle, stated in part: "Captain Minton personally led the attack of his company in the face of very heavy machine gun and artillery fire. . . . . This action drew the majority of the enemy fire and permitted the adjacent unit to advance." I n combat during and following the invasion (June, 1944) of France. Died J u l y 20, 1944, in action near St. Lo, France. WALLACE REID MONTGOMERY, First Lieutenant, U. S. Anny Air Corps. Home address: Clinton, Custer County. L. M. Montgomery, Brother, 240 Eighth Ave., N. W., Ardmore. Born August 1 , 1 2 1 Enlisted January, 1942. Attended Northwestern State College, Alva, Oklahoma. Member of Christian Church. Completed advanced training and co~nmissionedat Lake Charles, Louisiana, in summer of 1942. Served as Instructor eighteen months a t Army Advanced Training I3ase, Enid, Oklahoma. Assigned to combat duty iri the Pacific Theater and served as Pilot of Bomber (Liberator) in the 23d Squadron, Fifth Bombardment Group, serving in strikes from bases a t Hollandia in New Guinea, and from Wiak Island and Morotai Island to Leyte, Corregidor and other objectives i11 the Philippine Islands. Died March 12, 1945, in action over Mindanao. Philippine Islands. ALBERT MUSE, Staff Sergeant, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address: Tipton, Tillman County. Mrs. Laura Muse Siebert. Sister. 416 East 36th St., Savannah, Georgia. Born March 12, 1922. Enlisted August, 1941. Decorations : Air Medal ; five Oak Leaf Clusters; Order of the Purple Heart awarded posthumously. Attended Tipton H i d l School. Served in the Fifteenth Air Force as Aerial Gunner and completed twenty-nine missions over enemy targets, afterward transferring to Combat Camera Unit. Wounded in action in April. 1944. Died August 15, 1944, in action in Italy.

WILLIAM LEONARD NANCE, Staff Sergeant, U. S. Army. Home address: Bixby, Tulsa County. Jacob Henry Nance, Father, Bixby. Born February 13. 1919. Enlisted October 10, 1939. Decorations: two Battle Participation Stars ; Order of the Purple Heart. Graduated from Bixbq- High School. Served in the Coast Artillery and transferred to the Infantry. Awarded Good Conduct Medal. Died January 8, 1945, in action in France.

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JOHNNY GEORGE NEAL, Staff Sergeant, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address: Shawnee, Pottawatomie County. Mrs. Mamie L. Neal, Mother, Rte. 3, Shawnee. Born October 2, 1918. Enlisted January 8, 1942. Decorations: Distinguished Flying Cross with two Oak Leaf Clusters; Air Medal with one Silver Oak Leaf Cluster and four Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters; Order of the Purple Heart; American Campaign Medal ; Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal ; three Battle Participation Stars for Northern Solomons, Central Pacific and Bismark Archpelago campaigns ; European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal; two Battle Participation Stars for Rhineland and Ardennes campaigns; World War I1 Victory Medal; Air Crew Member Aviation Badge. Attended High School a t Mulhall, Oklahoma. Sailed April 10, 1943, for Southwest Pacific where he completed thirty sorties over enemy held islands, serving as Armorer Gunner with 424th Bombardment Squadron, 307th Bombardment Group. Returned to the United States for further training. Awarded Good Conduct Medal. Sailed for overseas service i n the European Theatre on September 11, 1944, and participated in twenty-seven bombing sorties over enemy territory from November 18, 1944, to April 8, 1945, with the 599th Bombardment Squadron, 397th Bombardment Groun Died April 8, 1945, in act<ion near Peine, Germany.
SAM DOUGLAS NEVILL, Yeoman, Third Class, U. S. Navy. Home address : Erick, Beckham County. Mrs. Marie Nevill, Wife, Erick. Born December 24, 1907. Enlisted i11 autumn, 1940. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Graduated, from High School a t Hext, Oklahoma, in 1928. Member of Methodist Church. Enlisted in the Navy (first time) in 1931 and served iiineteen months on the U.S.S. ICaratoga. Trained in the U. S. Naval Training Station, San Diego, California. Died December 7, 1941, in line of duty aboard the U.S.S. Oklahoma sunk at Pearl Harbor, Territory of Hawaii. WOODFORD ARMOUR ORCUTT, Private, First Class, U. S. Army. Home address : Bethany, Oklahoma County. Mrs. Bessie Orcutt, Wife, 601 North Mueller, Bethany. Born January 27, 1911. Enlisted February 2, 1944. Decorations : two Presidential Citations ; Order of the Purple Heart. Died October 16, 1944, in action on Mt. Beni, Northern Italy.

DELBERT EVERETT PAYTON, Private, First Class, U. S. Army. Home address: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County. Mrs. Mary Payton, Wife, Rte. 4, Oklahoma City. Born October 5, 1918. Enlisted May 6, 1944. Attended Webster Junior High School, Oklahoma City. Member of Baptist Church. Died April 15, 1945, in action i n Italy.
RAYMOND E. PENROD, Private, U. S. Army. Home address: Geary, Canadian County. Mr. and M s E. Penrod, Parents, Geary. r. Born October 20, 1923. Enlisted May, 1943. Graduated from Geary High School in 1941. Attended Oklahoma A. & M. College, Stillwater.

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Member of Future Farmers of America. Awarded Expert Rifleman, Carbine, Machine Gun, and Sub-machine Gun medals. Sailed for duty overseas in July, 1944. Died December 23, 1944, in action in Belgium. CLAUDE AARON PERSON, Staff Sergeant, U. S. Army. Home address : Hastings, Jefferson County. Mrs. Cloche1 Y. Person, Wife, Duncan, Oklahoma. Born September 26, 1921. Enlisted November 1, 1942. Decorations: Air Medal ; several Oak Leaf Clusters; Order of the Purple H e a r t ; a second Air Medal and the Silver Star awarded posthumously. Graduated from Hastings High School. Member of Baptist Church. Engaged in farming before enlistment. Entered Civilian Pilot Training at Lawton, Oklahoma, September 1, 1942. Sailed for duty overseas on March 1, 1943. Served as Liaison Pilot with the 41st Field Artillery, in the North African Campaign, in the Sicilian Campaign, and at Anzio Beachhead in Italy. Completed more than one hundred missions over enemy territory. Died May 31, 1944, in action at Anzio Beachhead, Italy. BLAIN DEAN PHELPS, Private, First Class, U. S. Army. Home address: Beaver, Beaver County. Mr. and Mrs. M. 0. Phelps, Parents, Beaver. Born October 29, 1923. Enlisted February 18, 1943. Decoration : Combat Infantry Badge. Graduated from Beaver High School in 1942, a leading athlete and a student of high standing. Died Octaber 14, 1944, in action in France. MARION PHIFER, JR., Second Lieutenant, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County. Mr. and Mrs. Marion P. Phifer, Parents, 2528 N.W. 12th St., Oklahoma City. Born January 16, 1921. Enlisted November 9, 1942. Decoration : Order of the Purple Heart awarded posthumo~sly. Attended Central High School, Oklahoma City; graduated from Oklahoma Military Academy, Clarernore, in 1939; attended the University of Oklahoma, Norman. Member of Baptist Church. Employed in Douglas Aircraft Company, Los Angeles, California, be£ore enlistment. Served as Navigator o~ B-24 Bomber. A letter from Deputy Commander, Army Air Forces, and Chief of Air Staff, stated i n part: Lieutenant Marion Phifer, Jr., "rapidly developed into a skillful aerial navigator and comrades, who respected his ability, feel t h a t they have lost a brave and loyal friend." Died October 7, 1944, i n action in Germany.

WILLIE BROWN PRICE, Corporal, U. S. Army. Home address: Sayre, Beckham County. Mrs. Rachel Price, Mother, Sayre. Born September 2, 1918. Enlisted November 13, 1942. Decorations : Oak Leaf Cluster; Order of the Purple H e a r t awarded posthumously. Graduated from Sayre High School i n 1937. Awarded Marlrsmanship Medal. Received Unit Commendation distributed to Officers and Enlisted Men, 10th Armored Division. Died December 19, 1944, in action in Belgium.

JACK PERSHING RAINES, Private, U. S. Army. Home address: Sapulpa, Creek County. Mrs. Mamie I. Raines, Mother, 711 South Walnut St., Sapulpa. Born August 30, 1917. Enlisted April 2, 1943. Decorations : Presidential Citation ; Order of the Purple Heart. Attended Sapulpa public schools. Member of Seventh Day Adventist Church. Died September 15, 1944, in action in Northern Italy.

DEWEY REED, Private, First Class, U. S. Army. Home address: Iieota, Haskell County. Mrs. Ebbie Brown, Mother, Rte. 3, Keota. Born August 3, 1920. Enlisted April 19, 1943. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Attended Keota High School. Member of Free Will Baptist Church. Served as Paratrooper, Airborne Command. Died April 12, 1945, in action on Negros Island, Philippine Islands. JOHN THOMAS RESLER, F i r s t Lieutenant, U. S. Army. Home address: Claremore, Rogers County. Mr. and Mrs. John C. Resler, Parents, 621 West 3d St., Stillwater. Born August 17, 1920. Enlisted February 25, 1942. Decorations: Order of the Purple Heart; two Oak Leaf Clusters; Bronze S t a r Medal awarded posthumously. Graduated from Oklalioma Military Academy, Claremore, in 1940. Attended (into Senior year) Oklahoma A. & M. College, Stillwater. Served overseas eighteen months in Third Armored Division, First Army. The Citation with the Bronze Star Medal in describing the attack (April 17, 1945) on Thurland, Germany, during which one of his tank crew was shot, stated i n part: "Lieutenant Resler with utter disregard for his own personal safety went to his aid in spite of heavy small arms and bazooka fire. As he reached the man's side, he was fired on by several snipers and mortally wounded." Iliecl April 17, 1945, in action near Dessau, Thurland, Germany. MERLE LAVERN RICHARDSON, Technician, Fifth Grade, U. S. Army. Home address : Dewar, Okmulgee County. Mrs. Edith Ethel Hopper, Mother, Dewar. Born May 21, 1922. Enlisted November 22, 1942. Decorations : Presidential Unit Citation ; Bronze Star Medal ; Oak Leaf Cluster ; Order of the Purple Heart awarded twice. Attended Junior High School at Enid, Oklahoma. Served in "Rail Splitters" Combat Unit, Field Artillery. Wounded in action November 18, 1944, during Rhineland Campaign. Died February 26, 1945, in action a t Matzerath, Germany. 0. B. RICHARDSON, Private, First Class, U. S. Army. Home address : Coleman, Johnston County. Mrs. Levina Richardson, Mother, 1Cte. 1, Coleman. Born May 17, 1921. Enlisted September 14, 1942. Decorations : two Battle Participation Stars; Combat Infantry Badge ; Order of the Purple Heart. Graduated from public school a t Milburn, Oklahoma, in May, 1939. Served in 85th Mountain Infantry Regiment, Tenth Mountain Division. Died April 14, 1945, in action in Northern Italy.

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LEWIS ELMER RICHEY, Private, First Class, U. S. Army. Home address: Enid, Garfield County. Mrs. Helen Riehey, Wife, 910 West York, Enid. Born October 28, 1922. Enlisted December 28, 1942. Decorations: Combat Infantry Badge; Order of the Purple Heart. Graduated from Enid High School in May, 1940. Member of First Baptist Church. Died February 10, 1945, in action in Manila, Philippine Islands.
ERNEST RAYMOND RICHTER, Staff Sergeant, U. S. Army Air ; Corps. Home address: Enid, Garfield County. Mr. and Mrs. F. I. Richter, Parents, Enid. Born August 10, 1923. Enlisted July 1, 1942. Decoration: Air Medal. Graduated from Enid High School. Member of Christian Missionary Alliance Church. Served as Tail Gunner on Bomber. Died May 19, 1944, in action over Germany.
FRANK JUNIOR RIDDLE, Private, First Class, U. S. Army. Home address: Wynona, Osage County. Mrs. Leona D. Marler, Mother,
Wynona. Born September 18, 1920. Enlisted October 16, 1940. Attended schools a t Wynona and Kaw, Oklahoma. Member of Catholic Church. Served in Tank Destroyer Battalion, 45th Division. Died April 11, 1945, in action in Munich, Germany. Home address: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County. Mrs. Bernice Hickey Riggins, Wife, 117 N.W. 9th St., Oklahoma City. Born February 3, 1914. Enlisted April 27, 1944. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Attended St. Joseph's High School, and Business School in Oklahoma City. Member of Roman Catholic Church. Awarded Marksmanship Medal. Sailed for duty overseas in October, 1944. Died November 23, 1944, in action near Lohr, France. WILLIAM MELVIN RILEY, Sergeant, U. S. Army. Home address: Binger, Caddo County. Mrs. Leona M. Smith, Mother, Binger. Born August 18, 1923. Enlisted February 8, 1943. Decoration : Order of the Purple Heart. Member of Church of God. Died J u l y 13, 1944, in action southeast of Leghorn, Italy.

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LOYAL GAYEL RITTER,Private, First Class, U. S. Army. Home address: Gtuymon, Texas County. Mr. and Mrs. Evert J. Ritter,
Parents, Rte. 2, Guymon. Born November 28, 1923. Enlisted February 1, 1943. Decorations ; Combat Infantry Badge ; Order of the Purple Heart. Attended Guymon High School. Served in the 86th Infantry, Black Hawk Division, from February 9 to last of November, 1943; sailed for duty overseas and was attached to the 88th Infantry, Cloverleaf Division, that marched into Rome on June 4, 1944, making i t the first liberated capital city of World War 1 . 1 Died October 20, 1944, in action in Northern Italy. RIVERS, RUBEN, Staff Sergeant, U. S. Army. Home address: Tecumseh, Pottawatomie County. Mrs. Lilian Rivers, Mother, Rte.

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1, Tecumseh. Born October 31, 1919. Enlisted January 15, 1942. Decorations: Order of the Purple Heart; Silver Star awarded posthumously. Attended Dunbar High School, Shawnee, Oklahoma. Member of Colored Methodist Church. Served in 761st Tank Battalion, Third Srmy, recommended for Presidential Unit Citation for drive to initial objective against enemy taken November 20, 1944. The Citation with the Silver Star stated in part concerning the attack against the enemy on November 7, 1944, when a road block was encountered which held u p the advance: "With utter disregard for his own personal safety, Sergeant Rivers dismounted from his tiillk in the face of directed enemy fire, attached a cable t o the road block, and had it removed from the road, thus permitting the cornbat team to proceed." His Commanding Officer made the following statement in a letter: "He did his duty splendidly and was loved and admired by all. We will not forget." Died November 19, 1944, in action during the attack on Guebling, France.
LlRTHIJR MONROE SANDERS, Corporal, U. S. Army Air Corps. IIonle address : Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County. J. L. Sanders, I*'ather, 1129 N.E. 9th St., Oklahoma City. Born July 11, 1914. Enlisted January 16, 1941. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Graduated from Lone Star grade school, Washita County, in 1928 ; from High School, Custer City, i n 1933 ; and from Panhandle A. & M. College (B.A. degree), Goodwell, Oklahoma, in 1938. Member of Cllristian Church. Received training in Philippine Islands. Taken prisoner by the Japanese on April 9, 1942; was on the Bataan Death March; served time in Cabanatuan Prison Camp. Died October 24, 1944, en route to China on Japanese ship sunk b y American forces in China Sea.

,JOSEPH PATRICK SCHULTE, Staff Sergeant, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address : Okmulgee, Okmulgee County. Mrs. Mildred .J. Schulte, Wife, 616 West 12th St., Okmulgee. Born May 12, 1918. Enlisted October 30, 1942. Decoration : Air Medal. Graduated from St. Joseph's High School, Okmulgee, in 1937. Member of First Baptist Church. Died December 20, 1944, in action in Italy.
ARNOLD SMITH, Private, First Class, U. S. Army. Home address : Sowata, Nowata County. Mr. and Mrs. D. T. Smith, Parents, 301 South Elm, Nowata. Born March 22, 1922. Enlisted November, 1942. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Attended school (9th grade) in Beaver, Kentucky. Awarded Good Conduct Medal. Served in Glider Infantry, "All American" Airborne Division, in the North African and the Italian campaigns, having sailed for overseas duty in April, 1943. His Commanding Officer wrote i n a letter, in part: "Private First Class Smith made many a dull evening bright with his 'hillbilly' songs and twanging guitar. He was a good natured, well liked friend but more than that he was courageously, devoted to duty and fought with the tenacious spirit of a

wildcat. Such men are rare and your son's friends will never forget him." Died June 7, 1944, in action in France. BERTRAM STONE, First Lieutenant, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address : Apache, Caddo County. Mr. a n d Mrs. Charles Stone, Parents, Apache. Born February 1, 1922. Enlisted J u n e 12, 1942. Decorations : Air Medal ; Oak Leaf Clusters. Graduated from Apache High School ; and from Cameron State Agricultural School, Lawton, Oklahoma. Member of Christian Church. Active in Boy Scouts. Received wings and commission a t Williams Field, Chandler, Arizona. Sailed for duty overseas in March, 1944. Completed more than fifty missions as Fighter Pilot of P-38, over enemy territory. Died August 24, 1944, in action south of Beauvais, France.

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GEORGE AYRES TANNER, First Lieutenant, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address: Ardmore, Carter County. Mrs. Madge E. Tanner, Mother, 408 C St., S.W., Ardmore. Born February 28, 1921. Enlisted April 1, 1942. Decorations: two Unit Citations, September
12, 1944, and January 15, 1945 ; Distinguished Unit Citation Badge ; Air Medal; four Oak Leaf Clusters; Order of the Purple Heart. Graduated from High School, Eldorado, Kansas, in May, 1939. Member of Methodist Church, Eldorado. Served as Pilot of Bomber (hiberator). A letter from his Commanding Officer stated in part: "He was a courageous pilot who rapidly developed his &ill by seriously and energetically applying himself to the execution of all orders. Possessed of high moral principals and a friendly, forthright manner he endeared himself to his comrades and was a popular officer in the group." Died J u l y 2, 1944, in action on his forty-eighth mission, over Budapest, Hungary. NOBLE EUGENE TAYLOR, Private, IT. S. Army. Home address: Rte. 1, Fitzhugh. Fitzhugh, Pontotoc County. Joe T. Taylor, Fatl~er. Born October 25, 1921. Enlisted September 16, 1940. Attended public schools in Pontotoc County. Served in the Medical Detachment. Died December 24, 1944, of wounds in Belgium.

GEORGE HAROLD VINCENT, Second Lieutenant, U. S. Army Air
Corps. Home address: Depew, Creek County. George TV. Vincent. Father, Depew. Born May 29, 1922. Enlisted September 10, 1942. Decorations: Air Medal; Order of the Purple Heart. Graduated from High School, Claremore, Oklahoma, in 1940; attended Oklahoma A. & M. College, Stillwater. Member of Methodist Church, Stillwater. After receiving his wings in January, 1944, served as instructor at Mather Field, California, and a t Douglas, Arizona. Sailed for overseas duty in May, 1945. Died August 10, 1945, in action over Kyushu, Japan.

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2, 1942. Decorations: Order of the Purple Heart and the Silver Star awarded posthumously. Graduated from Sand Springs High School in 1942. Served overseas two years; leader for a supply train for his company, Thirty-third Infantry Division. The Citation with the Silver Star stated in part: "Upon receiving the call for ammunition, Private Wagner who was the leader of the supply train, started immediately for the front lines. As the supply train reached an exposed section of the trail it was subjected to intense enemy machine gun fire, causing great confusion among the native carriers, who dropped their loads of ammunition and fled for cover. Realizing the urgency of his mission, Private Wagner, with great courage and utter disregard for his safety went forward with his load of ammunition toward the embattled company. . . . ." Died June 15, 1945, in action on Luzon, Philippine Islands.

SIDNEY GEORGE WALLS, Private, First Class, U. S. Army. Home address: Cameron, lie Flore County. Mrs. Jim S. Walls, Mother, Cameron. Born February 17, 1920. Enlisted July 15, 1940. Decorations: Order of the Purple Heart awarded twice; the Silver Star. Attended Cameron public schools. Member of Methodist Church. Died February 21, 1945, in action on Luzon, Philippine Islands. KENNETH ORVIL WELLS, Chief Pharmacist's Mate, U. S. Navy. Home address: Shawnee, Pottawatomie County. Mrs. Doris Horn ?Trells, Wife, 411 West 46th Terrace, Kansas City 2, Missouri. Born February 22, 1918. Enlisted February 12, 1937. Died J u l y 13, 1943, in line of duty aboard U.S.S. Gwin i Kula Gulf, Pacific area. n THOMAS A. WEST, Private, First Class, U. S. Army. Home address: Carney, Lincoln County. Mr. and Mrs. Frank West, Parents, Carney. Born October 21, 1924. Enlisted July 6, 1943. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Gradllated from Carney High School in May, 1943. Active member (Life) in Boy Scouts. Sailed for duty overseas in May, 1944. Died July 15, 1944, in action in France. REUBEN EUGENE WHEELES, Staff Sergeant, U. S. Army. Home address: Miami, Ottawa County. Mrs. Wilda C. Wheeles, Wife, 212 R St., N.E., Miami. Born June 23, 1910. Enlisted Narch 11, 1943. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Graduated from Iligh School, Parsons, Kansas, in 1928. Member of First 1IIcthodist Church, Miami. Member of Masonic Lodge (32nd degree), Joplin Scottish Rite Consistory. Trained at Camp Buckner, North n a Awarded Good Conduct Medal. Served in European Theater of Operations from October, 1944. Died December 14, 1944, in action in Germany. CFIARLES D. (" Chuck ") WHITAKER, Private, First Class, U. S. Army. Home address: Shawnee, Pottawatomie County. Mr. and Mrs. Ira L. Whitaker, Parents, 1237 S. W. 24th St., Oklahoma City 9.

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Born March 8, 1926. Enlisted August 23, 1944. Graduated from Shawnee High School in 1945. Outstanding i n athletics; as football player, was "All Mid-state" fullback in 1943; and demonstrated unwual leadership and personality in school activities. Member of First Baptist Church. Died April 15, 1945, i n action in Germany.

GRADY LAMBERT WHITE, Sergeant, U. S. Army. Home address: Arnett, Ellis County. L. W. White, Father, Itte. 3, Arnett. Born November 5, 1925. Enlisted August 30, 1944. Decorations: Combat Infantry Badge; Order of the Purple Heart; Bronze Star Medal. Graduated from Arnett High School in May, 1944. Lettered in athletics and awarded "All Around Boy Medal" in senior year. Member of Baptist Church. Awarded Expert Rifleman Medal. Died May 2, 1945, in action in Austria.

LESTER LAWRENCE WHITE, Private, U. S. Army. Home address: Warner, Muskogee County. Mrs. Ruby Mildred White. Wife, Warner. Born October 23, 1909. Enlisted April 22, 1942. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Completed eighth grade at Jaqua, Kansas, in 1924. Member of Goodland and St. Francis bands. Member of Jaqua Methodist Church. Served i n European Theatre of Operations. Awarded Good Conduct Medal. Commended for "performing his duties as rifleman with a task force which had the mission of opening a n d protecting the Neufchateau-Bastogne Road, so that supplies could be gotten through to the ellcircled troops in that sector." Died January 1, 1945, in action in Belgium.
SELDON T. WHITE, Private, First Class, U. S. Marine Corps. Home address : Sasakwa, Seminole County. Mrs. Sallie E. White. Mother, 1101 West Wapanucka Ave., Sulphur. Born January 5. 1922. Enlisted January 10, 1940. Decorations : American Defense Service Medal ; Asiatic-Pacif ic Campaign Medal ; Order of the Purple Heart awarded posthumously. Attended High School at Spaulding, Oklahoma. Member of Missionary Baptist Church. Stationed with Marines a t Shanghai, China, pre-Pearl Harbor. Served as Radio Operator with the Fourth Marines. Died July 7, 1943, in action on the beach of Palawan, Philippine Islands.

THEODORE ROOSEVELT WIEBE, Private, First Class, 7 . S. J Army. Home address: Alva, Woods County. Mrs. Juahita Ada Wiebe, Wife, Milan, Missouri. Born May 6, 1908. Enlisted December 10: 1943. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Attended public schools Woods County. Completed training at Fort Ord, California. Awarded Expert Rifleman and Machine Gun medals. Died April 24, 1945, in action on Okinawa, Ryukyu Islands, East China Sea. ROY WELDON WILEMAN, Pharmacist's Mate, Third Class, U. S. Naval Reserve. Home address: Altus, Jackson County. Mr. and Mrs. Roy T. Wileman, Parents, 1613 North Lee, Altus. Born

.January 8, 1926. Enlisted June, 1943. Decorations: American Defe~iseMedal; three Battle Participation Stars in Southwest Pacific campaign; Order of the Purple Heart. Graduated from Altus High School in 1943. Member of Methodist Church. Died J u l y 30, 1945, in line of duty aboard the U.S.S. Indianupolas sunk by under-water ~aylosions about 450 miles from Leyte, Philippine Islands, in Pacific (kean. . W I N AMOS WILLIAMS, Private, First Class, U. S. Army. Home a t l d r e ~ Bartlesville, Washington County. William H. STilliams, : Father, 716 Choctaw, Bartlesville. B o r n October 4, 1921. Enlisted 1)eceinber 20, 1941. Decoration: O r d e r of the Purple Heart. Attended public schools, Bartlesville. Member of Baptist Church. Died ,lprjl 9, 1945, in action while covering the advance of squad against a11 enemy strong point on Negros, Philippine Islands.

('LTFFORD L E E WILLIAMS, Staff Sergeant, U. S. Army. Home rrtldress: Arapaho, Custer County. Mrs. Edith Williams, Mother, .\riipallo. Born May 5, 1919. Enlisted in winter, 1941 (pre-Pearl Harbor). Member. of Baptist Church. Awarded Good Conduct Medal. Died July 12, 1944, in action in Normandy, France.
PARIS DOLA WILLIAMS, Seaman, First Class, U. S. Navy. Home address : Ardmore, Carter County. Mrs. Mamie Murphey, Mother, 918 West Broadway, Ardmore. Born August 26, 1920. Enlisted April 9, 1940. Attended Murray S t a t e School of Agriculture, Tishonlingo, Oklahoma. Member of Baptist Church. Served aboard the I:.Y.S. Pillsbtiry in four major sea battles. Reported missing in action Xarch 19, 1942. Died February 27, 1942, in action in the Indian Ocean off Java, Netherlands Indies. I)OI~'AIJDMICHAEL WILLY, Private, First Class, U. S. Marine ('orps. Home address: Vinita, Craig County. Mr. and Mrs. Edward \\'illy, Parents, Rte. 3, Vinita. B o r n August 29, 1925. Enlisted Iktober 25, 1943. Graduated from Sacred Heart Academy, Vinita, in May, 1943. Member of Catholic Church. Served in combat on I'alua Islands, Pacific Ocean. Died May 22, 1945, in action on [)lrinawa, Ryukyu Islands, East China Sea.

LESTER EUGEKE WILSON, Private, U. S. Army. Home address: Shattuck, Ellis County. Mrs. M a r y A. Wilson, Mother, ShatI11c.k. Born November 19, 1911. Enlisted March 24, 1941. DecoraCio~is:Unit Citation; Order of the P u r p l e Heart. Attended Shattuck public schools. Member of Baptist Church. Served in 20th Engineer Combat Battalion cited f o r "courageous prosecution" of 'extremely perilous tasks "in the invasion of France on J u n e 6, 1944. [)ied November 3, 1944, in action in Germany.
JAMES HERBERT WINSLOW, Radioman, Third Class, U. S. Sary. Home address: Curtis, Woodward County. Mr. and Mrs. Bert JVinslow, Parents, 161 North W a l n u t St., Baldwin Park, Cali-

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fornia. Born February 12, 1920. Enlisted FebruAry 6, 1940. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Graduated from High School, Mooreland, Oklahoma, in May 1938. Member of Methodist Church.
Attached to U.S.S. Marblehead, in Beach Defense Detachment,' Fort Hughes, Philippine Islands, serving in the Manila Bay area when t h a t station capitulated on May 6, 1942. Died May 6, 1942, in action a t F o r t Hughes, Philippine Islands. ,

GEORGE ALLEN WOMACK, Seaman, First Class, U. S. Naval Reserve. Home address : Sasakwa, Seminole County. Mrs. Mary Ellen Womack, Mother, Sasakwa. Born January 29, 1926. Enlisted June 29,1943. Decoration : Air Medal. Attended Sasakwa public schools. Served as Gunner in Naval Air Operations, Third Fleet, in the Pacific. The Citation with the Air Medal awarded for participation " in aerial flight under fire, in operations against the enemy on the night of 14 November 1944, in the Western Pacific Ocean," in a Navy Liberator Search Plane, stated in part: "His courageous and steadfast manning of battle station throughout the hazardous tactics employed against the enemy materially contributed to the success of the mission." A letter from his Commanding Officer further stated: "In the time that your son was serving with our squadron his performance of duty was at all times outstanding." Died Februa r y 17, 1945, in action near the coast of Palawan, Philippine Islands.

RICHARD WOODFORK, Private, U. S. Army. Home address: Tulsa, Tulsa County. Mrs. Linda Woodfork, Mother, 511 East King St., Tulsa. Born November 1, 1916. Enlisted February 19, 1943. Church Member. Died March 31, 1945, in action in Germany. JOE RAIFORD WORTHLEY, First Lieutenant, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address: Tulsa, Tulsa County. Mr. and Mrs. H. T.
Worthley, Parents, 340 Kennedy Building, Tulsa. Born June 9, 1920. Enlisted December 4, 1941. Decorations : Air Medal ; thrce Oak Leaf Clusters, Order of the Purple Heart; Distinguished Flying Cross awarded posthumously. Graduated from Tulsa Central High School ; attended Oklahoma A.&M. College, Stillwater. Received wings and commission as Second Lieutenant a t Columbus, Mississippi. o n April 29, 1943. Sailed for duty overseas in October, 1943, and was attached to the 303d Group, 358th Squadron ("Hells Angels). Promoted to First Lieutenant in England. Completed twenty-six missions. Died May 24, 1944, in action as leader of the squadron on a major mission, during which his ship was shot down over the North Sea.

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JOHN DANIEL AARON, Private, First Class, U. 8. Army. Home address: Bristow, Creek County. Mrs. Addie Aaron, Mother, 6'24 Sorth Maple, Bristow. Born February 10, 1923. Enlisted December 23, 1943. Completed eighth grade in Bristow public schools. Died November 27, 1944, in action in Germany.
AHVEL G. ALEXANDER, Private, U. S. Army. Home address: Cartersville, Haskell County. Mr. and Mrs. Robert Alexander, I'arents, Rte. 1 (Le Flore County), Cartersville. Born May 9, 1921. Enlisted December 4, 1942. Decorations: Order of the Purple IItw-t; Presidential Citation; Silver Star awarded posthumously. Attended High School at Spiro, Oklahoma. The Citation with the silver Star stated that Private Alexander, exposed in a field, under heavy enemy fire, had diverted the enemy's attention while his
Special acknowledgment is due the relatives who have sent in a s complete data as possible to the Oklahoma War Memorial-World W a r I1 sponsored by the Oklahoma Historical Society. One of the main purposes of this Memorial is the permanent preservation of a record of t h e interests and achievements of every Oklahoman who gave his life in the service of his country in World War 11. Some of the individual records received t o date by the Historical Society in reply to our request a r e more complete than others, including the questionnaire, the postal card and a photograph, in addition to citations and letters from commanding officers (or exact copies), newspaper clippings and other data. These records in the archives of the Historical Society will continue to hold the memory of Oklahoma's war dead in nonor and will be a source of pride to relatives and all who have an interest in the State as t h e years pass. Word has come to the Editorial Department that in some instance6 complete information from the War and Navy departments has not yet been received by relatives. We urge in such cases that whenever further information is received with reference to the service records this additional information be forwarded to the Oklahoma Historical Society, to be placed with any other data that may have already been sent in for the Society's War Memorial-World 11.-Murfel H. Wright.

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platoon, pinned down by enemy mortar and machine gun fire from a hedgerow, withdrew t o safety. Died J u n e 15, 1944, in action at Saint George, France.

SELSTOS I;. ,ZLEXASI)EIL, Private, First Class, U. S. Army. Home address: Cartersville, Ilaskell County. Mr. and Mrs. Robert 12lexander, Parents, Itte. 1 (Le Flore County), Cartersville. Born %lurch 23, 1914. Enlisted October 22, 1940. Decorations: Order of t l ~ ePurple H e a r t ; Regimental Citation. Attended public school at 'I1uckt.r, Oklahoma, and in Colorado. Awarded Expert Rifleman Medal. Wounded twice in action overseas. Died October 22, 1945, in action near Merseburg, Germany.

I IOBEHT ALLEN, Sergeant, U. 8. Army. Home address : Healdtoli, Carter, County. Mrs. Emma Allen, Mother, Rte. 2, Gould, Oklahoilia. Born J u l y 11, 1918. Enlisted June 11, 1942. Decorations: Order of the Purple Heart awarded twice ; four Battle Participat ion Stars ; 1':uropcan-Af rican-Micldle Eastern Campaign Medal; Arnerican Ilet'ense Medal. Attended public schools a t Healdton, Texas. Awarded Good Conduct Medal. and High Scliool at Iiii~ggold~ Served wit11 the Third Armored Division two years overseas, and was one of " Task Force Hogan" who came through ten miles of the enemy lines facing annihilation, after being isolated and encirclccl far from help for several days in the Belgium campaigns. I)ietl March 2, 1945, in action in Germany.
ERNEST I). AT('IiISOX, Corporal, U. S. Marine Corps. Home atltlress: Snyder. I<iowa County. Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Atchison. l'arcnts, Snyctcr. Born .Jnne 13, 1921. Enlisted September 1, 1939. A t tentled Snyder public schools. Member of Pentecostal Church. Taken as prisoner of war in the Philippines. Died December 2, 1942, in the Philippine Islands.

\VLiYXE ELBElLT BALDWIN, Private, U. S. Army. Home address : Salina, Mayes County. Mrs. Velma L. Adams, Sister, Salina.
13orn J u l y 26, 1923. Enlisted March 23, 1943. Decorations : President ial Unit Citation ; Combat Illfantry Badge. Attended High Scliool a t Salina. Awarded Expert Marksmanship Medal. Served in the "Old Hickory Division," First Battallion, 119th Infantry 12cginlellt, during tlie ilivasion of Normandy in June, 1944 ; the " Old Hickory Division" opened tlie drive on St. Lo, France, smashed the Siegfried line. and aided in forcing the fall of Aachen. Died Deceuiber 21, 194-4: in action at Stomont, Belgium.
11212 LEOSARI) BAIJL, First Lieutenant, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address: Fairview, Major County. Mr. and Mrs. I r a R. Hall. Parents, Fairview. Darn July 13, 1922. Enlisted August 14, 192. Ikcorations: Air Xedal; one silver and one gold Oak Leaf Cluster. Graduated at Cheyenne Valley, Orienta, High School in 1939. Attended Northwestern State College. Member of Methodist Church.

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Graduated in civilian pilot training J u n e 20, 1942, Vacin Flying School, Enid, Oklahoma. Assigned to overseas duty i n June, 1!144. Served a s first Pilot on B-17 (Flying Fortress) on bombing missions from August to December, 1944. Died December 24, 1944, in act ion over Belgium. IZALPH VINCENT BARRICK, Electrician's Mate, First Class, 11. S . Coast Guard. Home address : Boise City, Cinlarron County. Mr. m d Mrs. Hiram W. Barrick, Parents, Rte. 1. Elkhart, Kansas. Born ,111gust 17, 1920. Enlisted September 22, 1939. Decorations : brncrican Defense Medal (with "Sea" clasp) ; one Battle Participation Star; European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal; World War I Victory Medal. Graduated from Boise City High School in T 1!)39. Member of Baptist Church. Received " Fireman's" training on U.S.S. Leonard Wood. Died April 8, 19-15, (lost at sea) during storm while serving aboard the U.S.S. Newetl, about one 1lundrt.d miles off Cape Hatteras, in Atlantic Ocean.
1,OVIS TRUETT BARRON, Second T~ieutenant, I T . S. Army Air C'orps. Home address: Manchester, Grant County. Mr. and Mrs. 13. .'C Barron, Parents, Corydon, Iowa. Born January 28, 1920. Enlisted September 18, 1940. Decorations : American Defense Medal ; one Battle Participation Star ; European-African-biiddle Eastcrn C'a~npaignMedal; Air Medal; World W a r I1 Victory Medal; Order of the Purple Heart awarded posthumously. Graduated from High School. nTilmore, Icansas, in 1938; attended Panhandle A. &; M. ColIcre, Goodwell, Oklahoma, and Northwestern State College, Alva. Olilal~oma. Graduated as Pilot and commissioned Second T ~ i e u t e ~ ~ s n t J u 1 ~ 1941, Kelly Field, Texas. Received training for Fighter 4, Pilot on P-47 (Thunderbolt) a t Bridgeport, Connecticut ; assigned to duty in England in January, 1943. Served with the 56th Fighter Group and made seventeen combat flights in the air offensive campaigns over Europe. Died June 26, 1943, in action over 1iougeniar.s tiear Paris, France.

ROBERT DEAN BASS, First Lieutenant, U. S. Army. Home address: Enid, Garfield County. Mr. and Mrs. Henry B. Bass, Parents, XI0 South Hayes, Enid. Born May 15, 1921. Enlisted J u n e 1. 194.3. Decorations: Silver S t a r ; Order of the Purple Heart. Member JIethodist Episcopal Church. Graduated Enid High School in 1939. -1 tended the University of Oklahoma, Norman, 1930-43. Member t Phi Delta Theta Fraternity. Served with Combat Engineers. Died February 7, 1945, in action in Germany.

I'ERLAN E.BATIIURST, First Lieutenant, U. S. A r n ~ y Air Corps. IIonle address: Cherokee, Alfalfa County. H. A. Bathurst, Father, Cherokee. Born November 17, 1921. Enlisted July 20, 1942. Decnrations : Air Medal ; six Oak Leaf Clusters ; Order of the Purple Heart; Presidential Unit Citation. Served a s Fighter Pilot with hi^

group during the "Battle of the Bulge" i n Belgium. Died March 10, 1945, in action near Hadamar, Germany. ROY E. BAZE, Captain, U. S. Army: Home address: C h i c k h a , Grady County. Mr. and Mrs. G. T. Baze, Parents, 508 N.W. 16th St., Oklahoma City. Born July 22, 1910. Enlisted December 8, 1941. Decorations : Presidential Unit Citation ; Silver Star ; Distinguished Service Cross awarded posthumously. Graduated Wentworth Military Academy, Lexington, Missouri; Oklahoma City University; and the University of Oklahoma, School of Medicine in 1936. Engaged in practice of medicine a t Chickasha. Member of Christian Church. Served as Paratrooper, Airborne Command, Medical Detachment. The Citation with the Silver Star, awarded "For extraordinary heroism in action on August 23, 1944," stated that Captain Baze, under heavy artillery and mortar and small arms fire from the enemy near a demolished bridge, determined to aid the wounded ahead, "placed a litter on his shoulder and taking the Red Cross flag from his jeep, crossed the river" and finally reached his objecti~e after swimming a deep creek "took command of the situation, treated the wounded, restored morale and order and directed and assisted in the evacuation," continuing this hazardous action with repeated crossings of the creek until all the wounded were safely evacuated during five hours. Died August 24, 1944. in action on a similar mission near Cannes, France. ERNEST H. BIERMAN, Sergeant, U. S. Army. Home address: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County. Mrs. Joyce L. Bierman, Wife, 941 S. W. 36th St., Oklahoma City. Born January 8, 1919. Enlisted January 20, 1942. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Served in combat overseas two weeks as Tank Commander in Fifth Armored Division. Awarded Good Conduct Medal. Died August 13, 1944, in action in France.

OGLE N. BIGKNIFE, JR., Sergeant, U. S. Army. Home address: Vinita, Craig County. Mrs. Annie Mae Bignife, Mother 331 South Vann St., Vinita. Born October 31, 1923. Enlisted May 15, 1942. Decorations: Bronze Star; Presidential Citation; Order of the Purple Heart awarded three times. Died December 23, 1944, of wounds received in action near Paris, France.
HOUSTON K. BLACKBURN, Sergeant, U. S. Army. Home address: Atoka, Atoka County. David W.Blackburn, Father, Rte. 1, Atoka. Born J u n e 11, 1922. Enlisted February 3, 1941. Died January 23, 1945, in action on T~uzon,Philippine Islands. EARL YERSHIKG BLAIR, Corporal, U. S. Marine Corps. Hoiue address: Snyder, Kiowa County. Mr. and Mrs. Walter L. Blair. Parents, Snyder. Born November 1 , 1920. Enlisted August 26. 1 1940. Decorations: Order of the Purple Heart and Bronze Star awarded posthurnouslp. Graduated from Snyder High School in 19-10.

Member of football and basketball squads. Served in Iceland eight months and was veteran of important engagements in Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands, and Saipan and other Pacific areas. Died August 1, 1944, in action on Tinian, Marianas Islands, Central Pacific. IVOODROW W. BLANKENSHIP, Private, U. S. Army. Home address : Stonewall, Pontotoc County. Mrs. Elsie Blankenship, Mother, Rte. 1, Stonewall. Born May 5, 1925. Enlisted J u l y 29, 1943. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Died June 29, 1944, in action in Normandy, France. ALPHUS R. BLASS, Private, First Class, U. S. Army. Home address: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County. H a r r y A. Blass, Father, 3920 South Harvey St., Oklahoma City. Born August 28, 1912. Enlisted March 4,1941. Decoration : Order of the Purple Heart awarded posthumously. Attended Capitol Hill High School, Oklahoma City. Sailed for duty overseas in June, 1943, and served in combat in the Seventh Mechanized Cavalry in the Admiralty Islands. Died October 21, 1944, in action on Leyte, Philippine Islands. ElJGENE BRADSHAW, Lieutenant, Junior Grade, U. S. Naval Reserve. Home address: Hugo, Choctaw County. Mr. and Mrs. G. ('. Bradshaw, Parents, 608 West Duke St., Hugo. Born November 29, 1919. Enlisted January 2, 1942. Graduated from Hugo High Scliool; attended Murray State School of Agriculture, Tishonlingo, Oklahoma. Served as Fighter Pilot in Naval Air Squadron. Died June 19, 1944, of injuries, aboard a Carrier in Coral Sea, South I'acif ic area. 1,EWIS 0. BRANSCUM, Private, F i r s t Class, TJ. S. Army. Home address : Big Cedar, Le Flore County. Mrs. Eunice Branscum, Wife. (Jiuse Route) Page, Oklahoma. Born September 6, 1924. Enlisted July 19, 1944. Decorations: Order of t h e Purple Heart; ('ombat I n f ~ i ~ t rBadge. Awarded Expert Rifleman Medal, also Macliiiie y c;un and Hand Grenade medals. Died J u n e 19, 1945, i l l action on ()kinawa, East China Sea. EBEN LEON BROWN, Technician, F i f t h Grade, U. S. Army. Home address: Snyder, Kiowa County. Reverend and -Mrs. Foster Brown, Parents, Snyder. Born July 28, 1925. Enlisted August 23, 1943. Ikcorations : Order of the Purple H e a r t ; Presidential Citation ; Bronze Star Medal awarded posthumously. Attended High School a t Sallisaw, Oklahoma. Member of Baptist Church. Served in 70th 'rank Battalion, Armored Division. His Commanding Officer commended him as "one of the finest soldiers" in the command. Died Ilecember 2, 1944, in action a t Aachen, Germany. ('HESTER SAMUEL CALDWELL, Private, First Class, U. 8. Army. Home address : McAlester, Pittsburg County. Mrs. Eula Caldwell, Mother, 3018 South Walton, Los Angeles 7, California. Born Juhe 3, 1919. Enlisted May 21, 1940. Decorations Order of

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the Purple H e a r t ; Silver Star. Graduated McAlester High School in 1940. Died March 5, 1945, i n action in Germany. GEHALI) D. CARSON, Corporal, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address: h r a n t s , Bryan County. Mrs. Pearl M. Carson, Mother, 20 East Texas Street, Durant. Born January 9, 1926. Enlisted March 28, 1945. Decorations: Order of the Purple Heart; Air Medal; Award of Honor. Died J u n e 25, 1945, i n action on Celebes Island, Nctllerlands Indies, Southwest Pacific. WILLl Ah1 WALTER C A I S O N , Sean~an,B'irst Class, U. S. MerI t a t . IJoint: address: Tulsa, Tulsa County. Mrs. Viola (hrsou, Mother, l h r t Gibsou, Oklahoma. Born Mav 27, 1902. Enl i s t d fall of I!M. Decoratioil : Mariner's Medal. Attended public school a t Claremore, Oklahoma. As youth served as Cabin Boy in the Mercllant Marine, in the Atlantic; later entered the U. S. Marine Corps itntl then the U. S. Army Air Corps, returning from duty in IIonolulu in 1922. I n 1927, he joined the Merchant Marine where he served for a perio;l. Died March 13, 1942, i n line of duty aboard the U.S.S. i l l d w j c c lost by enemy action in the waters near the British West Indies.

.I ACK CLAllZ. CATLIN, Second Lieutenant, U. S. Army. Honw ;~tldrcss I)r.uiuright, Creek County. Mrs. Betty 11. Catlin, Wife, : 1-lor~~iiiy, Oklahoma. Born Xovember 12, 1918. Enlisted December Decoration : Order of the Purple Heart awarded posthum1 ,1 ously. Attcnrled Drumriglit public schools. Trained for the service in Schofielct Barracks, Territory of Hawaii, and a t Officers' Candidate Scllool, Fort Renuing, Georgia. Died J u n e 18, 1944, in actioii near Carentan, France.
.JOE A. CIIAPMAN, Private, U. S. Army. Home address : Mangum, (Xreer County. Mr. and Mrs. Joe H. Chapman, Parents, Mangum. Born Jaliuary 7, 1924. Enlisted April 7, 1944. Died November 11. 1!f44, in actio~l Albestroff, France. in

ED\Y.iIIIl .J. ('HlTllCH, Captain, IT. S. Army. Home a d d r e s : Muskogee, ,llaskog~eCounty. Mrs. Eleanor R. Church, Wife, 403 North 13th St., Muskogee. Born February 13, 1916. Enlisted June, 1940. Decorations: Order of the Purple Heart; Oak Leaf Cluster. Served in the 88th Division. Awarded Good Conduct Medal and Expert ltifleman Medal. Died October 24, 1944, in action in Italy.

LrlRIOYN D. ("BUD") CLARK, First Lieutenant, U. S. Army. IIonle address: Broken Arrow, Tulsa County. G. L. Clark, Father, Broken Arrow. Born March 10, 1922. Enlisted April 6, 1943. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Died December 20: 1944, in action a t Bastogne, Belgium.

pJAXIESO L E S CIAUSCH, Staff Sergeant, U. S. Army. Home address: Sallisaw, Sequoyall County. Mrs. Delilah Claunch, Mother.

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Sallisaw. Born April 5, 1911. Enlisted August 11, 1943. Graduated from Central High School, Sallisaw. At tended Coniiors State Agriculture, Warner, and Northeastern State College, Talilecjuall. JIc.111ber of First Baptist Church. Died February 21, 1945, in action in France.

CLAIR R. COATS, Sergeant, U. S. Army. Home address: Sand Springs, Tulsa County. Mrs. Vivian Lula Coats, Mother, 2614:; Kenwood Ave., Los Angeles 7, California. Born May 5, 1924, Ehlisted December 29, 1942. Decorations : Combat Infantry Badge ; European, African-Middle Eastern Service Medal ; Frellch Croiv de Guerre (awarded his Division) ; Order of the Purple Heart a\\-arded posthumously. Graduated from Sand Springs schools in 1942. AIenlber of the Baptist Church. Awarded Good Conduct Medal. Served as Light Mortar Crewman commanding three mortal?; and a crew of twenty-one men; supervised the selection of the positiom and the installment of the guns, and called fire on enemy targets. Served i n tile battles for Naples, Foggia, &me, Arno and Soutllern France. Died August 21, 1944, in action near Aix, France.
GEOR.GE WASHINGTON COLE, Private, First Class, U. S. iirnly. Home address: Tahlequah, Cherokee County. Mrs. Nola Pauline Cole, Wife. (Loop Rte.) Tahlequah. Born February 22, 1919. E n listed September 17, 1943. Decoration: Philippine Invasion Medal. ,Ittended Liberty School, Rural District No. 9, Cherokee County. Awarded Good Conduct Medal and Expert Rifleman Meclal. Died February 10, 1945, in action on Luzon, Philippine Islands.
SEGAL Q. COON, Private, First Class, U. S. Army. Home address: Cheyenne, Roger BGlls County. Mrs. Lucille Coon, Wife, Cheyenne. Born November 5, 1916. Enlisted December 15, 1942. Served in the 84th Infantry Division. Died February 23, 1945, in action in Germany.

LEO COURTNEY, Sergeant, U. S. Army. Home address: Owasso,
Tulsa County. Mary Ann Richards, Sister, Rte. 1, Owasso. Bor11 December 17. 1920. Enlisted January, 1942. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Served from J u l y to December, 1943, in Aleutian Islands; sailed for duty in the European Theatre of Operations in ( .July, 1944. Died December 20, 1944, in action in Bel,' w m .

JOSEPH J. DAVIS, Private, First Class, U. S. Army. Home address : Drumright, Creek County. Mrs. Myrtice Z. Davis, Mother, Drumright. Born April 17, 1923. Enlisted February 5, 1943. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Died September 17, 1944, in action in Italy.
VIRGIL VALJEAN DEATHERAGE, Staff Sergeant, U. S. Army. Home address: Norman, Cleveland County. Mrs. Lois B. Deatherage, Wife, 309 West Tonohowa, Norman. Born April 17, 1919. Enlisted February 16, 1941. Decorations: Bronze Star Medal; Order of the

Purple H e a r t ; Combat Infantry Badge. Attended Capitol Hill Junior High School, Oklahoma City. Sailed for duty overseas in October, 1943, and served i n Africa, Italy and France. Served in combat a t Anzio Beachhead, was awarded the Bronze Star for "valorous conduct in action February 17, 1944, in Italy'' and was seriously wounded i n France in October, 1944. Died .January 17, 1911, of wounds received ill action in France.

LEO MYRON DENNY, hlirst Lieutenaut, U. S. tlruly Air Corps. Horn6 address: Enid, Garfield County. Mrs. Lee Myron Denny, Wife, 501 North Uraud, Enid. Born August 10, 1920. Enlisted J uue 9, 1942. Decorations : Air Medal ; three Oak Leaf Clusters ; Order of the Purple Heart. Uied April 1 , 1944, in line of duty i l l 1 Strait of Dover, English C h a ~ e l .
MELVIN HARRY EDSON, Technical Sergeant, Fifth Class, U. S . Army. Home address: Ames, Major County. Mrs. Alice Edsoll, Mother, Anleu. Born September 25, 1921. Enlisted July 20, 1942. 1)ecoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Attended public schools at Mullgunl, Oklahoma, and a t Anles. Awarded Expert Rifleinall M e a l . Died E'ebruary 20, 1945, ill actio11 near Luxenibourg, 111 (f el-many.

'L'HltYAL T. El'IJS, Private, U. 8. A m y . Home address: 'l"alihir~a, Ile Flore County. Mrs. Gladys L. Epys, Wife, Talihi~ia. Borll
November 2, 1914. Enlisted April 14, 1944. Decoration: Order of the- Purple Heart. Attended High School a t Monroe, Oklahonla. Member of the Baptist Church. Died November 28, 1944, in line of duty in France. PAUL E R R E T T ESTILL, JR., Private, U. S. Army. Home ;iddress: Tulsa, Tulsa County. Paul Errett Estill, Father, 230 East 27th St., Tulsa. Born August 29, 1923. Elllisted May 12, 194::. Attended Central High School, Tulsa, the University of Oklahun~~i, Norman, and Oklahoma A. & M. College, Stillwater. Decoratiol~s: Order of the Purple Heart; Citation of Military Merit. Served as French Interpreter in the 14th Armored Division, Seventh Army. Died February 2. 1945, of wounds received in action a t Heppenheim, Germany. ORAL W. EUBANKS, Sergeant, U. S. Army. Home address: Devol. Cotton County. Luther B. Eubanks, Brother, Walters, Oklahollia. Born J u l y 4, 1905. Enlisted in 1939. Decorations: two Battle Participation Stars in the European Theatre of Operations; Order of the Purple Heart awarded posthumously. Graduated from Dew1 High School in 1927 ; attended the University of Oklahoma, Norman. Member of Methodist Church. Enlisted and served in the U. S. Marine Corps, 1934-1939, during which he was stationed in China and was the middleweight boxing champion of his Division; \\-as presented six loving cups for his ring victories, one of which 11-as

from the Russian government. Professional boxer in civilian life and instructor in ju-jitsu in the Army. Cited for defending the Tiensen River bridge after the sinking of the U.S.S.Panag by the .Japanese. Awarded Good Conduct Medal and Expert Rifleman Medal. Died November 6, 1944, in action in Germany. RALEIGH NATHENIAL FRAKES, Private, First Class, U. S. Home address : Haileyville, Pittsburg County. Mr. and Jhs. F. W. Frakes, Parents, Haileyville. Born December 7, 1920. Enlisted December, 1941. Attended Haileyville High School. Member of Baptist Church. Awarded Expert Rifleman, Hand Grenade, Bayonet, and Machine Gun medals. Died July 18, 1944, of wounds received in action in France.
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LEXVERN E. GARNER, Private, U. S. Army. Home address: r. Rocky, Washita County. M s Hallie Lee Garner, Mother, Rocky. Born Xovember 21, 1924. Enlisted November 4, 1943. Died October 30, 1944, in action in Southwest Pacific. ROBERT BENJIMAN GARRETT, Private, U. S. Army. Home adtlress: Noble, Cleveland County. M s Audrey R. Garrett, Wife, r. Sorman. Born October 22, 1924. Enlisted May 18, 1944. Decoration : Order of the Purple Heart awarded posthumously. Attended Soble High School. Wounded December 1, 1944, in action a t Hurt?en Forest, Germany. Died December 2,1944, if wounds in Germany. EM1L E. GERLICH, Private, First Class, TJ. S. Army. Home address: Yukon, Canadian County. Frank J. Gerlich, Father, 812 \Vest Oak St., Yukon. Born June 1, 1915. Enlisted February 11, 1912. Died July 16, 1944, at St. Mere Englise, European area. F I S S E T W. GORDON. Staff Sergeant, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address: Tulsa, Tulsa County. Mrs. Finney W. Gordon, W f e , 315 West 12th St., Tulsa. Born February 7, 1915. Enlisted Sore~nber 1942. Decorations : Presidential Citation ; Citation of 27, Honor; Order of the Purple Heart. Served in Troop Carrier Cornnmid. Died June 6, 1944, in action a t Cherbourg, France.
.JOIIS L. GRAPES, Second Lieutenant, U. S. Army Air Corps. Ifome address: Ponca City, Kay County. Mrs. Lucille Grapes, Mother. 600 North Lake, Ponca City. Born February 9, 1920. Enlisted September 8, 1942. Decorations: Air Medal; Order of the Purple Heart; three Battle Participation Stars. Sewed as Pilot on B-26. Died December 23, 1944, in action on bomber mission over J kmarath, Germany.

Sergeant, U. S. Army. Home addressr : PawlVA\RRENW. HAIJTA, r. Iinska, Osage County. M s Mary Heath, Wife, Pawhuska. Born JIarch 1, 1921. Enlisted February 19, 1942. Decoration : Order of t h e Purple Heart. Died February 8, 1945, in action in Germany.

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ROY LEE HAMILTON, Staff Sergeant, U. S. Army. Home address: Cromwell, Seminole County. Mr. and Mrs. John W. Hamilton. Parents, Cromwell. Born May 21, 1917. Enlisted November 20, 1940. Attended Strothers High School, Seminole County. Died August 1, 19.24, in action i n France. THOMAS C I A I R E HANCE, Private, First Class, U. S. Army. Home address: Okmulgee, Okmulgee County. Mr. and Mrs. B. E'rank IIanee, Parents, 316 North Okmulgee Ave., Okmulgee. Born Nay 18, 1926. Enlisted August 13, 1944. Decorations: Order of the P w p l e f Ieart and the Silver S t a r awarded posthumously. Graduated from Okmulgee High School in 1944. Member of the Christian Chnrch. Sailed for duty overseas in January, 1945, and served as replacement in thc Sixth Armored Division, Third Army. The Citation with the Silver S t a r was awarded "For gallantry in action in the vivinity of Knlested, Germany, on April 7, 1945," a letter from his Commanding Officer with reference to this action, stating in part : "I'rivate First Class Hance was a n excellent soldier. On April 7th hc was riding the point of a task force as gunner i n a light tank which was a b u t four hundred yards in advance of the column. As they proceetlccl toward their objective the tank was continually under enemy ohscrvi~tionand fire. Your son as a gunner demonstrated great skill and aggressiveness in screening the road in front of his c*olumn. Tlic tank was fired upon by a large enemy antitank gun. Your son retnrned the fire and succeeded in partially destroying the gun, killing and wounding several of the crew before n direct hit completely destroyed his own tank. . . . ." Died April 7, 1945, in action near Mnhlhausen, Germany. .JAMIllS WAYNE HARRIS, Private, First Class, U. S. Army. Home address: Sallisaw, Scyuoyah County. Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Harris, Parents, Sallisaw. Born August 11, 1922. Enlisted November 20, 1942. Graduated from Central High Scliool, Sallisaw in 1942. Died March 21, 1945, of wounds received in action in Germany.

CART, NEALE ITARTMAN, Sergeant, U. S. Army Air Corps. IIori~eaddress: Oalimood, Dewey County. Mr. and Mrs. Carl Hartman. Parents. Oakwood. Born May 29, 1924. Enlisted MRV 25.
1943. Decorations: Order of the Purple Heart and Citation of Honor awarded posthnmously. Crraiiuated from Oakmood High School in 1943. S t a r basketball player. Member of First Christian Church. Oakwood. Graduated from Army Air Forces Technical School, A4marillo, Texas, in June. 1944, and received advanced training at ii~on Park, Florida, and Hnnter Field, Georgia, as Gunner and Enpineer on B-17 bomber. Sailed for duty overseas and attached to the Eighth Air Force. Died March 30? 1945, in action over Cambridge, England, on his fourth mission.

VIRGIL BENTON HASHELL, Sergeant, U. S. Army. Home address: Beaver, Beaver County. Mr. and M s Claude W. Haskell, r.

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Parents, Beaver. Born July 20, 1915. Enlisted January 6, 1941. Decorations: Order of the Purple Heart and the Silver S t a r awarded posthumously. Completed the eighth grade a t Elmwood, Oklahoma. Engaged in farming before enlistment. Sailed for duty overseas on U.S.S. Argentina in December, 1942, and served in General Patton's Third Army in French Morocco, Algiers, England, and France. The Citation with the Silver Star "For Gallantry in action 5 August 1944 in France" stated that Sergeant Haskell was in the assault platoon as a tank commander and that when the platoon leader was seriously wounded and the platoon sergeant killed, Sergeant Haskell unbuttoned the hatch of his tank (closed under orders) ; and "With utter disregard of danger to himself, and though subjected to vicious enemy fire, Sergeant Haskell remained in this exposed position to direct.. the balance of the platoon by hand signals in a n effort t o maneuver it where i t could cover the advance of the following elements and to provide covering fire for the infantry, who were in a critical location." Died August 5, 1944, in action under enemy artillery fire near St. Lo, France. GELES RALPH HYMER., Sergeant, U. S. Army. Home address: Wetumka. on rural route in Okfnskee County. Mrs. D. S. Hymer, Mother, 304 North 2nd St., Olrernah, Oklahoma. Born November 27, 1918. Enlisted August 11, 1937. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart awarded posthumously. Attended Prairie View School, Okfuskee County. Served in the Cavalry at Fort Bliss, Philippine Island before World War 1 . Died January 31, 1942, in action at 1 .'/$an, Philippine Islands. JACK FRANKLIN IRVIN, Sergeant, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address: Krebs, Pittsburg County. Mrs. Lois S. Irvin, Wife, Krebs. Born December 28, 1920. Enlisted December 8, 1943. Graduated from High School, Hartshorne, Oklahoma, in 1939; and from Eastern Oklahoma A. & M. College, Wilburton, Oklahoma, in 1941. Served as Tail-gunner on B-17 bomber in Eighth Air Force. Died November 25, 1944, in action over Germany, on his second mission. RAYMOND CLAYTON JOHNSON, Staff Sergeant, U. S. Army. Home address : Welch, Craig County. Mrs. Eula M. Johnson, Mother, Welch. Born May 9, 1917. Enlisted January 28, 1942. Decorations: Order of the Purple Heart; two Battle Participation Stars; American Defense Medal ; Combat Infantry Badge. Graduated from Welch High School in 1935. Member of Christian Church. Awarded Good Conduct Medal. Died March 3, 1945, of wounds received in action a t Weilerswist, Germany.

K.J. JONES, JR..Private, U. S. Army. Home address : Durant,
Bryan County. Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Jones, St., Parents, Durant. Born September 27, 1916. Enlisted December 28, 1942. Decoration : Order of the Purple Heart. Attended Durant High School.

Member of Baptist Church. Died March 26, 1945, in action in (Termany. BENNETT KAY KENNEDY, Private, First Class, U. S. Army. Home address : Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County. Mr. and M s r. J. I. Kennedy, Parents, 3111 South Shields, Oklahoma City. Born January 3, 1926. Enlisted March 29, 1944. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Attended Capitol Hill Senior High School, Oklahoma City. Member of Methodist Church. Awarded Good Conduct Medal. Died December 16, 1944, in action at Kesternich, Germany. OLIVER ROY KINDLE, Private, U. S. Army. Home address : Westville, Adair County. Mrs. Chloie Opal Kindle, Mother, Rte. 2, Westville. Born September 22, 1923. Enlisted May 18, 1943. Decorations: Order of the Purple Heart; Silver Star awarded posthumously. Graduated from Jefferson High School in 1942. Member of Church of Christ. Served with the Forty-third Infantry ( ' 'Winged Victory") Division and landed on the Lingayen Gulf beachhead with the assault troops that liberated the first towns on Luzon. The Citation with the Silver Star stated in part that Private Kindle, seeing four of his comrades wounded, crawled forward without regard for his own safety under terrific enemy fire and evacuated two of them, losing his life on the return trip. Died January 24, 1945, i n action on Luzon, Philippine Islands. EFTON A. KITCHENS, Technical Sergeant, U. S. Army. Home address: Kiamichi, Pushmataha County. A. A. Kitchens, Father, Kiamichi. Born August 1, 1911. Enlisted May 3, 1939. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Attended High School at Albion, Oklahoma. First served in the U. S. Army from June 18, 1934 to January 17, 1937. Died January 17, 1945, in action on Luzon, Philippine Islands. ROBERT WAYNE LESSERT, Private, First Class, U. S. Army. Home address: Ponca City, Kay County. M s Dorathy Jane Lesr. sert, Wife, Bartlesville, Oklahoma. Born July 5, 1916. Enlisted December 11, 1942. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart awarded posthumously. Graduated from Ponca City High School in 1934. Attended the University of Oklahoma, 1934-36, and the American Aeronautics Institution in 1941. Member of Pi Delta Kappa F r a ternity and of Moose Lodge. Employed in the Darr School of Aeronautics, Ponca City, before entering the service. Basic training at Fort Sill, Oklahoma; psychology at Purdue University, Lafayette. Indiana; and combat training a t Camp Maxey, Texas. Served a s instructor at Fort Sam Houston, San Antonio, Texas. Sail.& f o r duty overseas in September, 1944. Assigned to 180th Infantry, 45th Division on October 30, 1944. Died November 4, 1944, in action at Epinal, France.

STEVEN THOMAS LESTER, Private, First Class, U. S. Armp. Home address: Pharotih! Okfnskee County. M s S. T. Lester, Wife. r.

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Henryetta, Oklahoma Borq February .6, 1911. Enlisted April 24, 1944. Decorations: Order of the Purple Heart; Soldier's Medal awarded posthumously. Graduated from Pharoah High School in 1930; and from East Central State College, Ada, Oklahoma, in 1936. llember of the Church of the Nazarene. Teacher in Pharoah Public School for six years prior to enlistment. The Citation with the Soldier's Medal awarded "For heroism not involving actual conflict with an enemy on 24 December 1944 in the English Chamel" stated that he saved the lives of four other soldiers trapped with liiu in a glass-enclosed deck of a troopship on which they were passengers and further stated in part : ' 'Private First Class Lester, without regard for his personal safety, smashed the windows with his hands, then directed the men to remove their overcoats and lifted each one of them up to the opening and pushed each one through to safety its the water rapidly filled the enclosed part of the deck." Died December 25, 1944, in action in the European Theater.

IVILIJIAM D. LO'f'T, Private, First Class, U. S. Army. Home adclress: Scipio, Yittsburg County. Mrs. Effie L. Lott, Mother, Scipio. Born November 29, 1924. Enlisted August 13, 1944. Died March
:<,1945, in action a t Hamburg, Germany. CECIL J. LILES, Private, U. S. Army. Home address: Porter, \\'agoner County. John B. Liles, Father, &te. 2, Porter. Born May 28, 1923. Enlisted in 1942. Died November 18, 1944, in France.

WILLIAM 0. MANGHAM, JR., Private, First Class, U. S. Army. Home address: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County. Mrs. M. L.Mangham, Mother, 543 S.E. 36th St., Oklahoma City. Born February 25, 1923. Enlisted September 1, 1943. Decoration : Order of the Purple Heart. Attended public school near Porum, Oklahoma. Employed by the Phillips Petroleum Company before enlistment. \Vounded in action in Germany. Died December 27, 1944, of w o t ~ ~ ~ d s i 11 Eastern Prance.
HAY HADLEY MASON, Private, U. S. Army. Home address: Pryor, Mayes County. M s Betty Ann Mason, Grandmother, Pryor. r. Born March 15, 1925. Enlisted March 15, 1943. Attended public school in Pryor. Member of Baptist Church. Served in the Field ,\rtillery. Died December 7, 1944, in action in Germany.

\\'ALTER D. McCLURE, Private, First Class, U. S. Army. Home address : Goodwater, McCurtain County. Sulfin McClure, Father, (foodwater. Born January 20, 1920. Enlisted October 21, 1942. Tlecoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Died October 21, 1944, in aetion in Southwest Pacific area. EDWARD LINCOLN McCRACKEN, Private, First Class, U. S. Army. Home address: Marshall, Logan County. Mrs. Emma L. JIcCracken, Mother, Marshall. Born March 27,1916. Enligtsd Msreh 18th, 1942. Graduated from Marshall High School in 1934. Member

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LESTER A. McGOWEN, Technician, Fifth Grade, U. S. Army. Home address : Rosedale, McClain County. Mrs. Martha McGowan, Wife, Rosedale. Born May 8, 1918. Enlisted January 19, 1943. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Died December 25, 1944, i n action in Southeast Belgium.

JACK WALTER McKINNEY, Private, First Class, U. S. Army. Home address : Bethel, McCurtain County. Mr. and Mrs. J. E. McKinney, Parents, Battiest, Oklahoma. Born March 7, 1924. Enlisted February 8, 1943. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Attended public school a t Bethel. Served in the Battle of Manila. Died April 21, 1945, on Okinawa, Ryukyu Islands, East China Sea. BILLY J. MILEHAM, First Sergeant, U. S. Army. Home address: Lawton, Comanche County. Mrs. Artie June Mileham, Wife, 911 McKinley St., Lawton. Born December 2, 1912. Enlisted August 15, 1935. Decorations: Order of the Purple Heart and the Silver Star awarded posthumously. Died November 18, 1944, in action i n France. BILLY B. MILLER, Private, First Class, U. S. Army. Home address: Purcell, McClain County. Mrs. Fannie C. Miller, Mother, 603 South Fourth Ave., Purcell. Born February 22, 1924. Enlisted in July, 1943. Decoration: Combat Infantry Badge. Died September 16, 1944, in action in Italy. ALFRED VERNON MITCHELL, Private, U. S. Army. Home address : Hollis, Harmon County. Mrs. Winona Mitchell, Wife, Rte. 1, Hollis. Born June 24, 1919. Enlisted March 7, 1944. Attended Hollis public schools. Member of Baptist Church. Died November 30, 1944, in action at Limey, France. LAVANDER DEAL MIZER, Corporal, U. S. Army. Home address: Claremore, Rogers County. Mrs. Ethel D. Mizer, Mother, Rte. 3, Claremore. Born June 7, 1920. Enlisted in January, 1942. Decorations: Presidential Citation; Order of the Purple Heart. Attended High School at Bushyhead, Oklahoma. Awarded Good Conduct Medal. Sailed for duty overseas in October, 1943, and served in England and France. Communication from the War Department stated: "His character and efficiency rating as a soldier were recorded as excellent." Wounded in action June 6, 1944, on the Normandy coast*,France. Died June 15, 1944, of wounds a t Sherborne, Dorset, England. TILLMAN L. MOODY, Technical Sergeant, Fourth Grade, U. S. Army. Home address : Jones, Oklahoma County. Mrs. Nettie Moody, Nother, 205 East Jackson Ave., Bristow, Oklahoma. Born June 12, 1918. Enlisted October 30, 1940. Decoration: Order of the Pur-

ple Heart. Died December 27, 1 9 a , of wounds received i n action in Belgium.

FRANK WILLIAM P A R K H U M T , Private, First Class, U. S. A m y . Home address: Oakwood, Dewey County. Mrs. Hattie Parkhurst, Mother, Oakwood. Born September 11, 1917. Enlisted JIarch 16, 1942. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Attended public school to eighth grade. Sailed for duty overseas on March 23, 1944, and served in the 315th Engineers, 90th Division, in the invasion of Normandy. Died October 3, 1944, in action a t Pierre\-illes, France. HOBERT J. PARKS, Staff Sergeant, U. S. Army. Home address : Muskogee, Muskogee County. Mrs. Kathleen A. Parks, Wife, Muskogee. Born March 7, 1917. Enlisted May 18, 1942. Decoration: Bronze Star Medal. Died May 28, 1945, in action on Okinawa, Ryukyu Islands, East China Sea. L E O E. PARR, JR., Sergeant, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address: Enid, Garfield County. L. E,Parr, Father, 1505 West Broad\vay, Enid. Born April 18, 1924. Enlisted September 10, 1942. Decorations : Air Medal ; two Oak Leaf Clusters ; Order of the Purp l e Heart. Died March 14, 1945, in action over Germany. GORDON L. PHILLIPS, Second Lieutenant, U. S. Army. Home address: Geary, Blaine County. Mrs. Bess R. Phillips, Wife, Geary. B o r n August 16, 1918. Enlisted March 16, 1943. Decorations: Order of the Purple Heart awarded twice; Silver Star. Died July 9, 1944, in action near Carenton, France. J A M E S KENNETH POLK, Seaman, Second Class, U. S. Naval Reserve. Home address: Fame, McIntosh County. Mr. and Mrs. S i a h Polk, Parents, Fame. Born December 29, 1921. Enlisted September 3, 1942. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Died July 7, 1943, in line of duty in the Battle of Kula Gulf, Pacific area.
DOSALD LEONARD RICHARDSON, Second Lieutenant, U. S. Army. Home address: Marland, Noble County. Mrs. Ruby Maude Richardson, Wife, 902 Baldwin, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan. Born April 28, 1921. Enlisted April 6, 1943. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Graduated from Marland High School; attended Oklahoma A. & M. College, Stillwater, 1940-42. Member of Baptist Church. Member of the national championship team awarded Rifle Marksmanship National Trophy, Reserve Offic e r s Training Corps, Oklahoma A. & M. College. Died July 4, 1944, in action a t Carenton, France. J I M M I E EDWIN RICHARDSON, Private, U. S. Army. Home address: Collinsville, Tulsa County. Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Richardson, Parents, Collinsville. Born April 24, 1924. Enlisted July 15, 1943. Decoration : Order of the Purple Heart. Attended C o l l i ~ v i l l e High

School. Served in the Field Artillery. Awarded Cood Conduct Medal. Died December 26, 1944, i n action in Belgium. WILLIAM HENRY RICHARDSON, Second Lieutenant, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County. Mr. and Mrs. Ernest R. Richardson, Parents, 1641 West Park Place, Oklahoma City. Born October 18, 1924. Enlisted November 25, 1942. Decorations: Distinguished Flying Cross; Order of the Purple Heart ; Presidential Unit Citation ; two Air Medals ; three Oak Leaf Clusters; three Battle Participation Stars in the European Theater of Operations. Graduated from Central High School, Oklahoma City, in January, 1943. Member of Olivet Baptist Church. Re ceived wings a i d commission in June, 1944, a t Altus, Oklahoma, and served as first Pilot on B-17. Awarded Good Conduct Medal. Served in Third Air Division which was awarded the Unit Citation for its historic shuttle bombing of Messerschmitt aircraft factories a t Regensburg, Germany. Died April 7, 1945, in action a t Kaltenkuchen, Germany. WILLIAM L. RICHARDSON, Private, First Class, U. S. Army. Home address: Commerce, Ottawa County. Mrs. Ina I. Richardson, Mother, Commerce. Born February 22, 1924. Enlisted in March, 1943. Ilecuration : Order of' the Purple Heart. Served as P a r a trooper in Airborl~eCommand. Died January 12, 1945, in actiou ilr Belgium.

ALOYSlUS C. RIEGER, Corporal, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County. Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Kieger, Parent>s,2002 North Indiana, Oklahoma City. Born November 7, 1924. Enlisted July 2, 1943. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Died May 5, 1945, in action on Saipan, Marianas Islands, Central Pacific.

klllEl)RILEY ROACH, Aviation Machillist's Mate, Third Class. Ir. S. Naval Reserve. Home address: Duncan, Stephens County.
Mr. and Mrs. U. W. b a c h , Parents, Rte. 2, Lawton. Born Septenlber 26, 1925. Enlisted September 16, 1943. Decorations: B i r Medal ; Presidential Citation ; Order of the Purple Heart awarded posthumously. Attended Empire schools near Duncan, Oklahoma. Member of Missionary Baptist Church. Served as Gunner in Naval air operations, transferred to Torpedo Squadron No. 99 aboard the Carrier, U.S.S. Whdharn Bay, and reported from Guam aboard Vice Admiral Marc A. Mitscher's flagship, U.S.S. Bunker HU,on April 14, 1945. The Air Medal and Presidential Citation was awarded Aviation Machinist's Mate Roach "For distinguishing himself by meritorious acts while participating in aerial flights in the operations against the enemy in the vicinity of Okinawa," from February 16 to April 26, 1945. Reported missing in action from the Bunker Hill bombed by Japanese suicide planes, on May 11, 1945. Died September.28, 1945 (official date), i action aboard the U.S.S. n

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HORACE GREELEY ROBERTSON, Staff Sergeant, U. S. Army A i r Corps. Home address: Wewob, Seminole County. M s Gussie r. F. Snowden, Mother, Wewoka. Born September 2, 1923. Enlisted December 28, 1942. Decorations: Citation of Honor and Order of the Purple Heart awarded posthumously. Attended Wewoka High School. Died March 10, 1945, in action on combat mission attacking enemy installations in the vicinity of Suhsien, Anhwei Province, China. JOHN JOSEPH SCAMAHORN, Private, U. S. Army. Home address : Delaware, Nowata County. Mrs. Mary A. Scamahorn, Mother, Bartlesville, Oklahoma. Born July 4, 1920. Enlisted February 4, 1942. Decorations : Battle Participation Stars. Attended High School. Awarded Good Conduct Medal. Died June 13, 1944, in line of duty in Normandy, France.

ROY LEE SCOTT, Staff Sergeant, U. S. Army. Home addrem: Tecumseh, Pottawatomie County. Mrs. Clara Ellen Scott, Mother, 107 South Broadway, Tecumseh. Born March 29, 1920. Enlisted March 19, 1942. Decorations : Order of the Purple Heart ; Bronze S t a r Medal. Died June 11, 1944, of wounds received in action in France. LEVOY D E E SEALS, Private, U. S. Army. Home address: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County. Mr. and Mrs. Frank M. Seals, Parents, 1432 Southwest 34th St., Oklahoma City. Born November 5, 1925. Enlisted June 3, 1944. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Graduated from Capitol Hill High School, Oklahoma City, in 1943. Member of Kentucky Avenue Baptist Church. Awarded Expert R.ifleman Medal. Died March 26, 1945, in action after crossing the Rhine River in Germany. A S D R E W J. SESSIONS, Sergeant, U. S. Army. Home address: Hitchita, McIntosh County. Mr. and Mrs. Tom Sessions, Parents, Hitchita. Born April 26, 1921. Enlisted July 7, 1942. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Died October 5, 1944, in action in Kerkrade, Holland. CARL ERNEST SHAW, Private, First Class, U. S. Army. Home address: Hydro, Caddo County. Mrs. Mary Shaw, Mother, Carnegie, Oklahoma. Born March 3, 1919. Enlisted September 19, 1941. Ilttended High School a t Eakly, Oklahoma. Member of Oak Dale Baptist Church, Caddo County. Sailed for service in Philippine Islands in October, 1941. Served in Medical Detachment, 31st Infantry. Died January 9, 1945, in action a t Takoa Harbor, Takoa, Formosa. HERBERT 0.SHAW, First Lieutenant, U. S. Army. Home address :Stillwater, Payne County. M s Helen B. Shaw, Wife, Council r.

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Hill, Oklahoma. Born May 8, 1916. Enlisted June 23, 1942. Decorations: Bronze Star Medal ; Order of the Purple Heart. Served in Department of Communications. Died April 2, 1944, in action in Germany. JIMMIE ACE SHEPPARD, Private, U. S. Army. Home address: Cowlington, Le Flore County. Mrs. Valary F. Sheppard, Mother, Rte. 2, Keota. Born March 4, 1925. Enlisted July 27, 1943. Attended Cowlington public school. Served in Airborne Command. Died June 14, 1944, in action in France.

HARRY G. SHINN, Sergeant, U. S. Army. Home address: Coweta, Wagoner County. Mrs. Lular Shinn. Mother, Coweta. Born December 28, 1922. Enlisted February 18, 1943. Decorations : Combat Infantry Badge; two Battle Participation Stars in European Theatre of Operations. Graduated from Coweta High School in 1941. Member of Methodist Church. Died January 18, 1945, in action a t Burtonville, Belgium. BASIL SHIRLEY, Major, U. S. Army. Home address: Elk City, Beckham County. Mrs. Basil Shirley, Wife, 1514 N. S. 33rd St., Oklahoma City. Born March 7, 1910. Enlisted August 25, 1940. Decorations: Order of the Purple Heart; Silver Star and Bronze Star nietlals awarded posthumously. Attended High School, a t Norman, Oklahoma ; and the University of Oklahoma (1928-32), Norman, where he received a co~rlmissionin the Reserve Officers Training Corps. Member of Baptist Church and of Masonic Lodge. Civil Service employee in Soil Conservation Service before enlistment. Served in the Field Artillery in the African and the Sicilian campaigns. The Citation with the Bronze Star stated in part: "He distingujsheii himself by meritorious service in connection with military operations against the enemy during the period February 23, 1943, t o Angust 20, 1943." The Silver Star was awarded for "the gallantry and disregard for personal safety displayed by Major Shirley on Jane 17, 1944." Died June 17, 1944, in action in Normandy, France. GORDON H. SKINNER, Private, First Class, U. S. Army. Home address : Texoln, Beckham County. Mrs. Claircy Skinner, Mother, Texola. Born April 1, 1923. Enlisted April 22, 1943. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Died October 6, 1944, in action at Aachen, Germany. JACK SLABAUGH, Fireman, Second Class, U. S. Navy. Home address: Devol, Cotton County. Mrs. Onie Slabaugh, Mother, Devol. Born May 28, 1920. Enlisted March 15, 1941. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart awarded posthumously. Attended Devol public schools. Member First Baptist Church, Devol. Served aboard the Minesweeper U.S.S. Viero. Died October 15, 1942, in line of duty at Tulagi, Solomon Islands, South Pacific.

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J A M E S CLYDE SLAVENS, $econd Lieutenant, U. S. Army. Home address: Barnsdall, Osage County. Orin C. Slavens, Father, Barnsdall. Born November 1, 1921. Enlisted April 9, 1943. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Graduated from Rarnsdall High School in 1939. Attended School of Civil Engineering, Oklahoma A. & M. College, Stillwater, Oklahoma. Member of Christian Church. Served in -Combat Engineers, Eighth Division. Died February 23, 1945, of wounds received in action a t Linich, Germany. DEAN RICHARD SMITH, Staff Sergeant, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address: Walters, Cotton County. Don R. Smith, Father, Walters. Born November 13, 1921. Enlisted July 14, 1940. Decorations: Order of the Purple Heart; Air Medal; second Air Medal with four Oak Leaf Clusters awarded posthumously. Attended Walters High School and Hill's Business College. Member of Baptist Church. Served as Gunner on B-17 in Eighth Air Force. Served twenty-two months in the Southwest Pacific. Died April 9, 1945, in action near Xunich, Germany. FRANKLIN ORVILLE SMITH, Private, First Class, U. S Army. . Home address: Commerce, Ottawa County. Mr. and Mrs. John A. Smith, Parents, 310 North Cherry St., Commerce. Born March 22, 1918. Enlisted August 8, 1942. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Attended Commerce High School. Member of Christian Church. Served in Combat Engineers. Died July 29, 1943, in action in Southwest Pacific.

GENE ERVON SMITH, Parachute Rigger, First Class, U. S. Navy. Home address: Comanche, Stephens County. Mr. and Mrs. Milton Smith, Rte. 1, Duncan, Oklahoma. Born October 20, 1924. Enlisted March 17, 1943. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Served i n Naval air operations. Died March 19, 1945, in action Aboard the U.S.S. Franklin in Okinawa operations, off coast of Japan, Pacific area.
3IURR.AY ALFRED ST. JOHN, Private, U. S. Army. Home address: Bennington, Bryan County. Mrs. Mary E. St. John, Mother, Rte. 1, Bennington. Born August 10, 1920. Enlisted in November, 1939. Decoration: Silver S t a r ; Order of the Purple Heart. Attended High School, Matoy, Oklahoma. Member of Methodist Church. Died June 1 , 1944, in action in Normandy, France. 1

JOE Q. STOTTS, Staff Sergeant, U. S. Army. Home address: Fairland, Ottawa County. Mrs. 0.W. Stotts, Mother, Rte. 2, Fairland. Born J u n e 23, 1922. Enlisted November 3, 1942. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Awarded Good Conduct and Marksmanship medals. Died April 5, 1945, in action on Okinawa, Ryukyu Islands, East China S e a WILLIAM GEORGE THIRKILL, Technical Sergeant, U. S. Army. Home address: Heavener, LeFlore County. M s Esta Purvis, r.

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Mother, Heavener. Born December 26, 1914. Enlisted March 10, 1941. Decorations: Order of the Purple Heart; five Battle Participation Stars in Asiatic-Pacif ic Theatre. Graduated from Heavener High School in 1932. Member of First Baptist Church, Heavener. Served in 57th Field Artillery, Seventh Division-"Red Arrow Division." Awarded Good Conduct Medal. Served in action in Aleutian Islands and in Philippine Islands, as an expert artillery mechanic. Died May 8, 1945, in action on Okinawa, Ryukyu Islands, East China Sea. A. J. WATKINS, Jit., Technical Sergeant, U. 8. Army. Home address: Davis, Murray County. Mrs. Julia M. Watkins, Mother, Davis. Born November 7, 1909. Enlisted February 24, 1933. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Died December 2, 1944, in line of duty in Germany. RUSSELL JAMES WARDEN, Technical Sergeant, 4th Grade, U. S. Army. Home address: Canton, Blaine County. Mrs. Clara Gundla&, Sister, Canton. Born August 12, 1915. Enlisted November 23, 1942. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart awarded posthumouuly. Graduated from Canton High School in 1933. Member of Christian Church. Awarded Marksmanship Medal. Served in 90th Cavalry, Tenth Armored Division. Died November 23, 1944, in line of duty in Germany. MARION TRAVIS WEAVER, Private, First Class, U. S. Army. Home address: McAlester, Pittsburg County. Mrs. Nettie Mae Weaver, Mother, Rte. 5, McAlester. Born June 28, 1923. Enlisted February 17, 1913. Died April 14, 1945, in action in Germany. PAUL B. WEST, Sergeant, U. S. Army. Home address : North MeAlester, Pittsburg County. Mrs. Maxie Barlow, Mother, North MeAlester. Born October 2U, 1923. Enlisted February 1 , 1943. Died 1 January 6, 1943, in action a t Jennerville, Belgium. FRANK NASH WEST, First Lieutenant, U. S. Army. Home address: Okay, Wagoner County. Mrs. George West, Mother, Okay. Born April 2, 1923. Enlisted September 16, 1940. Decoratiou: Order of the Purple Heart. Graduated from Okay High School in 1940. Member of Oklahoma National Guard, enlisted in 1939. Died August 6, 1944, in action near St. Lo, France. HOOPER EDWARD WHEELER, Private, First Class, U. S. Army. Home address: Tahlequah, Cherokee County. Mrs. Helen D. Wheeler, Wife, 1261 Glenn Ave., Fresno 4, California. Born January 1, 1913. Enlisted March 15, 1944. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Graduated from Tahlequah High School in 1933; attended Northeastern State College, Tahlequah. Member of Methodist Church. Died November 21, 1944, of wounds received in action a t Nancy, France. ELDON RAY WHITE, Private, U. S. Army. Home address: Woodward, Woodward County. Mrs. Geraldine White, Wife, 108 Main

St., Woodward. Born March 25, 1912. Enlisted March 20, 1944. Decoration : Order of the Purple H a r t . Graduated from High School, Picher, Oklahoma, in 1931. Died March 24, 1945, of wounds received in action on Luzon, Philippine Islands.
DICK E. WILLIAMS, Second Lieutenant, U. S. Army. Home address : Bartlesville, Washington County. Mrs. Minnie 'Williams, Mother, 1023 Hickory, Bartlesville. Born October 4, 1918. Enlisted J u l y 27, 1940. Graduated from Bartlesville High School in 1936. Died October 26, 1944, in action on Leyte, Philippine Islands. ELLIS WILLIAMS, Private, U. S. Army. Home address: Tulsa, Tulsa County. Mrs. Mamie Williams, Wife, 1726 East Latimer Ct., Tulsa 6. Born June 2, 1907. Enlisted January 1, 1942. Member of Missionary Baptist Church. Served overseas two years in the African and Sicilian campaigns. Received "The Allies Saved Rome" Medal. Died April 18, 1945, in action in Italy. .JAMES C. WILLIAMS, Machinist's Mate, Second Class, U. S. Navy. Home address: Elmore City, Garvin County. Mrs. Claude K. Williams, Mother, Elmore City. Born June 22, 1919. Enlisted Febrnary 12, 1940. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart, Attended High School at Pauls Valley, Oklahoma. Member of Bauls Valley Haptist Church. Died July 5, 1945, in action aboard the U.S.S. Strong torpedoed and sunk by the enemy near New Georgia Island, Solomon Islands, South Pacific. IIOYD L. WILLIAMS, Private, First Class, U. S. Army. Home address: Mangum, Grew County. Jessie Williams, TJncle, Rte. I , Reed, Oklahoma. Born May 16, 1921. Enlisted November 5, 1942. Died April 21, 1945, in action on Okinawa, Ryukyu Islands, East China Sea. ODEIJL WILLIAMS, TechnicaI Sergeant., U. S. Army. Home address : McAlester, Pittsbnrg County. Mr. Ode Williams. Father, 79 West Miami Ave., McAlester. Born October 20, 1922. Enlisted Xovember 13, 1942. Decorations: Order of the Pnrple Heart; Combat Infantry Badge. Graduated from McAlester High School in 1940. Member of First Baptist Church, McAlester. Awarded Good Conduct and Marksmanship medals. Died December 19, 1944, in action in Belgium. ROBERT L WILLIAMS, Sergeant, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home . address: Sentinel, Washita County. Mrs. Ada Williams, Mother, Sentinel. Born September 5, 1924. Enlisted April 5, 1943. Decorations: Air Medal; Oak Leaf Clusters; Order of the Purple Heart. Served as Engineer on B-24 in Eighth Air Force. Died March 18, 1945, in action over Berlin, Germany. MARVIN BRADY WOODWORTH, Private, First Class, U. S. Army. Home address : Shawnee, Pottawatomie County. Mrs. Martha M. Woodworth, Mother, 528 South Chapman, Shawnee. Born Novem-

ber 18, 1906. Enlisted May 27, 1942. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart awarded posthumously. Graduated from eighth grade, Drasco, Arkansas. Member of Drasco Nazarene Church. Received Good Conduct and Expert Marksmanship medals. Sailed for duty overseas in July, 1944, and served as Radio Operator in the Field Artillery. Died October 21, 1944, in line of duty at Metz, France. WOODROW W. WOOLEY, Technical Sergeant, U. S. Army. Home address : Stuart, Hughes County. Samuel L. Wooley, Father, Stuart. Born October 26, 1912. Enlisted October 15, 1942. Decorations : Order of the Purple Heart; Combat Infantry Badge. Died April 7, 1945, in action in Germany. JACK WORKMAN, Private, U. S. Army. Home address: McCurtain, Haskell County. Mrs. F'annie F. Workman, Mother, McCurtain. Born July 27, 1925. Enlisted March 2, 1943. Decorations : Order of the Purple Heart ; Presidential Citation. Attended McCurtain High School. Died December 8, 1944, in action near Vosges, France.

J O H N ALFRED WRAY, Sergeant, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address: Muskogee, Muskogee County. Mr. and Mrs. G. C. Wray, Parents, Mukkogee. Born June 11, 1924. Enlisted May 5, 1943. Decorations: Order of the Purple Heart; Citation of Honor. Attended Bethel High School. Member of Baptist Church. Died October 26, 1944, in action on bombing mission near Mindanao, Philippine Islands.
CHARLES DAVID WRIGHT, Private, First Class, U. S. Army. Home address: Sparks, Lincoln County. Mrs. Eula M. Moore, Mother, Sparks. Born April 10, 1912. Enlisted March 5, 1942. Attended Sparks public school. Engaged in farming before enlistment. Sailed for duty overseas in May, 1944, and served in the 79th Division. Died July 9, 1944, in action in France. JACK BAILEY WRIGHT. Second Lieutenant, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Wright, Parents, 3325 N.W. 26th St., Oklahoma City. Born May 23, 1924. Enlisted April 6, 1943. Decorations: Order of the Purple Heart; Air Medal. Attended Oklahoma A. & M. College, Stillwater. Served as Navigator with the Fifteenth Air Force. Died November 1, 1944, in action over the Adriatic Sea. WILLARD KENNITH WRIGHT, Private, First Class, U. S. Army. Home address; Webbers Falls, Muskogee County. Mrs. Myrtle B. Wright, Mother, Webbers Falls. Born May 12, 1915. Enlisted May 7, 1942. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Attended public schools, and Irving Aircraft School of Tulsa before enlistment. Served as Paratrooper in "All American " Airborne Division. Sailed for duty overseas in November, 1943. Died July 13, 1944, in action in France.

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WINFARD BURNS ANDEESON, Private, U. S. Army. Home address: Apache, Caddo County. Mrs. Martha L o u Anderson, Wife, Rte. 2, Apache. Born December 2, 1920. Enlisted May 11, 1944. Attended public school at Fort Cobb, Oklahoma. Wounded March 4, 1945 in action in Germany. Died March 6, 1945, of wounds in Germany.

BILLY JAMES BARNES, Private, First Class, U. S. Army. Home address: Mountain Park, Kiowa County. Mr. a n d Mrs. Alex Barnes, Parents, Mountain Park. Born J u l y 29, 1922, Enlisted May 13, 1942. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Graduated from Mountain Park High School in May, 1940. Awarded Rifle and Grenade medals. Served as Paratrooper, 82nd Airborne Division, and entered Normany on D-Day. Died June 13, 1944, i action in n Normandy, France. JACKIE PUGH BISHOP, Sergeant, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address : Stilwell, Adair County. Mrs. Lola P. Bishop, Mother,
The purpose of the Oklahoma War Memorial-World W a r 11, in addition to the gnblicatiok of brief biofogiaphies of the State's war dead in The Chronicles, is the preservaticn of a record of the interests and achievements of each one of these who gave their lives i n the service of their country in World War 11. The records in the archives of the Historical Society will continue to hold their memory in honor a n d will be a s o u r c e of pride to their relatives and to all who have an intereat in Oklahoma history a s the years pass. Word has come to the Editorial Department that in some instance% complete information from the W a r a n d the Navy departmenu is not yet available. We a s k that when additional information is received with reference to a service record that it be forwarded to the Oklahoma Historical Society, to be placed with other data that may have already been placed in the War Memorial-World War 11. el H Wright. .

Stilwell. Born September 6, 1923. Enlisted F e b m r y 8, 1942. Decorations : Order of the Purple Heart ; Citation of Honor. Graduated from High School, Frederick, Oklahoma, in 1941. Attended Northeastern State College, Tahlequah, Oklahoma. Member of Methodist Church. Trained in basic at Wichita Falls, Texas; in academic, University of Ohio ; as bombardier, Randolph Field, Texas; as gunner, Lowery Field, Denver, Colorado. Served as Gunner on B-17 (Flying Fortress). Died October 26, 1944 in action on bombing mission over Germany.

KENNETH C. BLACK, Private, First Class, U. S. Coast Guard. Home address: Heavener, Le Flore County. Mr. and Mrs. Harvey N. Black, Parents, Heavener. Born October 12, 1912. Enlisted February 7, 1942. Died December 15, 1944, as prisoner of war
aboard Japanese transport bombed by American Air force on Subic Bay, Luzon, Philippine Islands. LEX H. BLANKENSHIP, Second Lieutenant, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County. Mrs. Winifred (Blankenship) Carson, Wife, 1441 N. W. 24th St., Oklahoma City. Born October 14, 1921. Enlisted August 31, 1942. Decorations : Silver Star ; Order of the Purple Heart ; Mediterranean Theatre Ribbon. Graduated from Classen High School, Oklahoma City. Attended State Teachers College, Maryvgle, Missouri; Oklahoma City University, and Bob Jones College, Cleveland, Tennessee. Member of Trinity Baptist Church, Oklahoma City. Licensed to preach and assisted the Chaplain in every field where stationed. Received commission in February, 1944, graduating in the upper 10%. Served as Navigator on B-24. - Died May 31, 1944, on second mission, over Ploesti Oil Fields, Salina, Rumania. JAMES NEWTON BONE, Technician, Fourth Grade, U. S. Army. Home address : Hendrix, Bryan County. Mansfield Bone, Father, Rte. 1, Hendrix. Born June 25, 1920. Enlisted February 11, 1941. Decorations: Combat Infantry Badge; Order of the Purple Heart awarded posthumously ; four Battle Participation Stars in the European Theatre of Operations; Combat Infantry Badge. Craduated from High School, Kemp, Oklahoma, in May 1939. Engaged in farming before enlistment. Awarded Good Conduct Medal in service. Died December 23, 1944, in action during "Battle of the Bulge, " near Luxembourg, Belgium. VEXNON ALLISON BOUCHER, JR., Sergeant, U. S. Army. Home address: Bartlesville, Washington County. Dr. and Mrs. Vernon A. Boucher, Parents, 1321 Cherokee, Bartlesville. Born November 27, 1922. Enlisted October 13, 1942. Decorations : two Presidential Unit Citations; Order of the Purple Heart awarded posthumously. Graduated from Bartlesville High School in 1940, where he lettered in track and was member of National Athletic Scholarship Society and National Honor Society. Attended the University of Oklahoma,

Norman. Talented i n voice and piano and w s member of the Men's a Glee Club, the Men's Quartet, and the a cappella choi? at the University of Oklahoma. Arrived in Luxembourg in January, 1945, and assigned to the 4th Division, Third A m y , which received citations for rescue a t Bastope and for the capture of more than 100,000 Germans in the Ruhr. Died March 25, 1945, in action at Hanau, Germany.

JACK TINKER BOYER, Storekeeper, First Class, U. S. Navy. Home address: Marlow, Stephens County. M s Ida B. Purcell, r. Mother, 310 Cherokee, Marlow. Born October 31, 1920. Enlisted January 29, 1942. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Died May 4, 1945, in action on Okinawa, Ryukyu Islands, East China Sea. HARRY EARLE BRICKMAN, Staff Sergeant, U. S. Army. Home address: Avard, Woods County. Mr. and M s Jake Brickman, Parr. ents, Avard. Born December 25, 1918. Enlisted July 18, 1940, Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Attended Avard High School. Sailed for duty overseas in October, 1943. Served in the 23d Infantry Cannon Company, Second Division, during the invasion of France. Died July 1 , 1944, in action in France. 1 JAMES LEROY BRODERICK, Private, U. S. Army. Home address : Wyandotte, Ottawa County. M s Jennie Broderick, Mother, r. Rte. 1, Wyandotte. Born January 30, 1926. Enlisted March 22, 1944. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Attended public school at Wyandotte. Served in Rifle Company, 9th Division, Third Army, in the European Theatre of Operations. Awarded Good Conduct Medal. Died February 15, 1945, in action in Germany. 0.L. BROOKS, JR., Private, First C a s U. S. Army. Home adls, dress: Tulsa, Tulsa County. Mr. and M s 0. L. Brooks, Parents, r. 1132 North Main, Tulsa 6. Born February 18, 1924. Enlisted September 3, 1942. Decoration : Order of the Purple Heart. Graduated from Tulsa Central High School in 1942. Attended Tulsa University, and in training (A.S.T.P.) attended Ohio State University. Member of First Baptist Church, Tulsa. Died December 7, 1944, in action a t Gereonsweiler, Germany. DAVID SAMUEL BROWN, Private, First Class, U. S. Army. Home address: Achille, Bryan County. Mi;a. Virginia C. Parley, Mother, Rte.' 4, Mt. Carmel, Illinois. Born June 16, 1925. E l s e in nitd September, 1943. Attended Achille High School. subject of Special Commendation and awarded medal in the Light Machine-Gun quad competition. Wounded in action July 13, and returned to combat duty on August 10, 1944. Died September 13, 1944, in action in Italy.

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GLENN D. BROWN, Technical Sergeant, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address: Tulsa, Tulsa County. Mr. and Mrs. H. W. Brown, Parents, 716 South Olympia, Tulsa 6. Born April 26, 1911. Enlisted September 24, 1942. Decorations: two A r Medals; two Oak i Leaf clusters; Order of the Purple Heart awarded twice. Served in the Eighth A r Force. Awarded Qood Conduct Medal. Died Jani uary 1 1945, in action in England. , BUSTER BURNS, Sergeant, U. S. Army. Home address: Le Flore, Le Flore County. Mrs. Dora Burns, Mother, Le Flore. Born December 7, 1913. Enlisted May 8, 1931. Died January 14, 1942, in action in Philippine Islands. ROBERT EUGENE BURNS, Technician, Fifth Grade, U. S. Army. r. Home address: Seminole, Seminole County. M s W. T. Taylor, Mother, Rte. 1, Seminole. Born February 9, 1922. Enlisted April 1, 1942. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart awarded posthumously. Attended public school at Kiefer, Oklahoma. Died March 27, 1945, in action in Germany.
WILLIAM S. CANNING, Corporal, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County. Mr. and Mrs. Robert F. Canning, Parents, Rte. 3, Oklahoma City. Born February 10, 1920. Enlisted October 5, 1939. Decorations: Order of the Purple Heart ; Citation of Honor. Served as airplane mechanic. Died May 5, 1942, in action on Corregidor, Philippine Islands.

OSCAR E. CARDIN, Private, U. S. Army. Home address : Muldrow, Sequoyah County. Mrs. Lilly D. Cardin, Wife, Rte. 3, Muldrow. Born February 20, 1919. Enlisted April 10, 1944. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Died February 9, 1945, in action in Germany.
WILLIAM OSCAR CRAIG, JR.,Private, U. S. Army. Home address: Tulsa, Tulsa County. Mrs. Marguerite Craig, Mother, 1820 East 16th Place, Tulsa. Born December 30, 1922. Enlisted January 13, 1943. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Graduated from Tulsa Central High School in 1940. Attended Northeastern Oklahoma Junior College, Miami, and University of Tulsa, Tulsa. Awarded Sharpshooter and Good Conduct medals. Sailed for duty overseas in September, 1944. Died October 18, 1944, in action in WILLIAM H CRAVENS, Private, First Class, U. S. Army. Home . address: Welch, Craig County. Mr. and M s John L. Cravens, r. Parents, Welch. Born July 6, 1922. Enlisted December 2, 1942. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Served in Engineer Corps. Died December 2 5 1944, in action a t Luxembourg, Germany.

CURGI KAY CRESS, Second Lieutenant, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address : Perry, Noble County. M s Helen Cross, Wife, Jefr.

ferson, Oklahoma. Born August 13, 1922. Enlisted September 1, 1942. Decoration : Order of the Purple Heart awarded posthumously. Attended Perry High School, Oklahoma A. & M. College, Stillwater, and Northwestern State College, Aha. Active in sports. Received his commission and wings a t San Marcos, Texas, July 1, 1944. Served overseas two weeks as Navigator on B-24 (liberator) in the 15th Air Force stationed in Southern Italy. Died November 11, 1944, in action over the Adriatic Sea. JAMES DEAN CROCKETT, Corporal, U. S. Army. Home address: Cherokee, Alfalfa County. Mr. and M s Frank J. Crockett, r. Parents, 210 West Central, Anadarko. Born November 6, 1917. Enlisted September 16, 1940. Decorations: Order of the Purple Heart ; Bronze Star Medal awarded posthumously. Graduated from Cherokee High School in 1937. Member of 189th Field Artillery, Oklahoma National Guard. Member of Baptist Church. Sailed for duty overseas in August, 1944, and assigned to Tank Destroyer Battalion, Third Army. Died April 10, 1945, in action in Germany. LAVERNE EDWARD CROSSON, Private, First Class, U. S. Army. Home address: Hennessey, Kingfisher County. Mrs. Lorene Florence Crosson, Wife, Hennessey. Born October 25, 1920. Enlisted March 29, 1944. Decorations: Order of the Purple Heart; Silver Star; Combat Infantry Badge. Graduated from Hennessey High School in 1939. Member of First Methodist Church, Hennessey. Served overseas six months in England, France, Belgium, Holland and Germany. Died February 23, 1945, in action near Duren, Germany.

RAYMOND A. CUMMINGS, Sergeant, U. S. Army. Home address: Cleveland, Pawnee County. Mrs. Letha B. Cummings, Wife, R.te. 1, Cleveland. Born June 27, 1919. Enlisted March 19, 1942. Served in the 90th Division, Third Army. Died February 23, 1945, in action i Northern France. n
RICHARD CLINTON DAVES, Second Lieutenant, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address: Arkoma, Le Flore County. M s Effie Daves, r. Mother, Arkoma. Born March 3, 1924. Enlisted November 2, 1942. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Graduated from High School, Spiro, Oklahoma, in 1942. Served as Pilot on P-51 (Mustang). Received wings and commission on February 8, 1944, and sailed for overseas duty in June, 1944. Awarded Uood Conduct Medal. Died August 26, 1944, in action over Denmark, on a mission escorting planes on Air Sea Rescue mission over the North Sea. VIRGIL DEEMS, Private, First Class, U. 8 Amy. Home address : . Tulsa, Tulsa County. h Belle Stevens, Sister, 1010 F St., Sacra. mento, California. Born February 23, 1915. Enlisted September 21, 1941. Served in the Field Artillery, 45th Division. Died September 5, 1944, in action in France.

ERNIE J. DICKENSON, Flight Officer, U. S. A m y Air Corps. Hoine address: Elmore City, Qarvin County. Mrs. Frank D. Dickenson, Mother, Rte. 1, Temple, Oklahoma. Born April 19, 1923. Enlistsd Jnne 6, 1941. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Missing in action May 30, 1943, in Battle of Rennis, France. Died May 30, 1944 (official date), in France. HAL HUNTER DUPUY, Torpedoman's Mate, Third Class, U. S. Navy. Home address: Duncan, Stephens County. Mrs. Iva T. Steele, Mother, 704 Willow Ave., Duncan. Born October 31, 1923. Enlisted December 11, 1942. Decorations: Order of the Purple Heart ; Submarine Combat Insignia with three (Told Stars (three successful patrols). Died November 7, 1944, in line of duty in the China Sea. HUBERT J. ECHOLS, Private, First Class, U. S. Army. Home address : Okay, Wagoner County. Mrs. Nancy N. Echols, Mother, Okay. Born April 7, 1921. Enlisted June 14, 1943. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Member of Christian Church. Died June 16, 1944, in action near St. Lo, France. ; MARVIN 1. FARLEY, Private, First Class, U. S. Army. Home address: Trousdale, Pottawatomie County. Mrs. Eula Farley, Mother, R e 1, Trousdale. Born June 7, 1926. Enlisted September 5, 1944. t. Decorations : Order of the Purple Heart ; two Battle Participation Stars in the European Theatre of Operations. Attended Trousdale High School. Awarded Good Conduct Medal. Served in the 9th Division, First A m y . Died March 5, 1945, in action in Germany. HOWARD L. FIELDEN, Captain, U. S. Army. Home address: Fort Cobb, Caddo County. Mrs. Fred Fielden, Mother, Fort ?ebb. Born May 2, 1912. Enlisted August 15, 1940. Decorations: Silver Star; Oak Leaf Clusters; Order of the Purple Heart. Em~loyed for two years by an oil company in South America before d s t ment. As a Reserve Officer called into the service in 1940. Died June 4, 4944, of wounds received in action in Mediterranean Tfientre. ARDELL LEROY FOUT, Private, First Class, U. S. Army. Home address: Milfay, Creek County. Mrs. Nora Fout, Mother, 117 West 33rd St., Bristow. Born September 9, 1920. Enlisted October 7, 1942. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Attended public school a t Milfay, Oklahoma. Served in Medical Detachment. Died October 29, 1944, in action at Nijmegen, Holland. MARVIN EUGENE GAMEL, Private, First Class, U. S. Coast Guard. Home address: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Connty. lKr. 8nd M s Carl Gtamel, Parents, 2818 N. W. 11th St., Oklahoma City. r. Born May 1 , 1923. Enlisted June 14, 1942. Decoration: Order of 1 the Purple Heart. Attended Classen High School, Oklahoma City. Member of Church of Christ. Died March 15, 1945, in action in
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PAUL GILBERT,Private, U. S. army. Home address: Tishomingo, Johnston County. M s Vada Gilbert, Wife, Rte. 2, Tishomingo. r. Born November 7, 1916. Enlisted April 6, 1944. Decorations : Combat Infantry Badge; Order of the Purple Heart. Attended Tishomingo public schools. Served in the European Theatre of Operations. Awarded Good Conduct Medal. Died November 22, 1944, in action at Metz, France.
MYRON WESLEY GOODMAN, Sergeant, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address: Tyrone, Texas County. Mr. and Mrs. Fred 0.Goodman, Parents, Tyrone. Born February 7, 1924. Enlisted July 17, 1943. Graduated from High School in 1942. Member of Methodist Church. Served in the Eighth Air Force. Died December 28, 1944, of injuries in England received in returning from mission over Germany. KENNETH N. GRAHAM, Private, 'U. S. Army. Home address: Bristow, Creek County. Mrs. Ruby Graham, Wife, -423 South Chestnut, Bristow. Born August 23, 1917. Enlisted April 14, 1944. Decorations: Oak Leaf Cluster; Order of the Purple Heart. Graduated from school at Nuyaka, Oklahoma, in 1936. Died December 8, 1944, in action iu Germany. JOHN D. GREEN, Private, First Class, U. S. Army. Home address: Idabel, McCurtain County. M s Lela Green. Mother, Rte. 1, r. Idabel. Born April 15, 1923. Enlisted February 12, 1943. Decorations: Order of the Purple Heart; Combat Infantry Badge; Oak Leaf Cluster. Died December 15, 1944, of wounds received in action, in England. LEWIS FRED GREEN, Private, First Class, U. S. Army. Home address: Yeager, Hughes County. Mrs. Julia May Green, Mother, Yeager. Born July 25, 1920. Enlisted October 7, 1941. Attended Yeager public school. Died August 29, 1944, in a c t i o ~ France. in GEORGE FAULKNER GUTSHALL, JR., Private, First Class, U. S. Army. Home address : Chattanooga, Comanche County. George F. Gutshall, Father, Chattanooga. Born January 21, 1925. Enlisted July 21, 1943. Decorations : Combat Infantry Badge ; Battalion Unit Citation; Order of the Purple Heart awarded twice. Graduated from Chattanooga High School in 1942, and from Cameron State Agricultural College, Lawton, in 1943. Attended University of Missouri in training (A.S.T.P.). Member of Presbyterian Church. Died February 15, 1945, in action Belvieu, France. .JEFF HARQRAVES, Sergeant, U. S. Army. Home address: Bnrbank, Osage County. Mr. and M s W. M. Hargraves, Parents, Rte. r. 1.Burbank. ,Born January 18, 1919. Enlisted April 2, 1942. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Attended Burbank public school. Served in Anti-aircraft, 66th Division. Died December 25, 1945, European Theater.
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FORREST ALLEN HARQROVE, Sergeant, U. S. Army. Home address: Holdenville, Hughes County. Mrs. Mildred L. Hargrove, Wife, Rte. 4, Holdenville. Born June 2, 1912. Enlisted January 28, 1943. Decorations: Award of Merit; Order of the Purple Heart awarded posthumously. Attended High School, Seminole, Oklahoma. Member of Baptist Church. Served as Tail Gunner on B-29 (Flying Fortress). Reported missing in action on bombardment mission from Saipan to Tokyo, Japan, from February 19, 1945, to January 8, 1946. Died February 19, 1945: in action on bombardment mission from Saipan, Marianas Islands, Central Pacific. MARION RULING HARRIS, Corporal, U. S. Marine Corps. Home address: Colony, Washita County. Mrs. Anna G. Watan, Mother, Colony. Born May 24, 1921. Enlisted March 22, 1940. Decorations: Order of the Purple Heart; American Defense Medal ; AsiaticPacific Campaign Medal. Attended Colony High School. Member of Baptist Church. Died August 2, 1944, in action on Tinian, Marianas Islands, Central Pacific.
JAMES LOW EL^ HENSLEY, Private, First Class, U. S. Army. Rome address: Seminole, Seminole County. Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Hensley, Parents, Tahlequah. Born November 26, 1922. Enlisted April 7, 1942. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart awarded posthumously. Attended High School at Strother, Oklahoma. Died October 3, 1944, in action in Holland. MAXIE D. HENSLEY, Corporal, U. S. Army. Home address: Haskell, Muskogee County. Mrs. Clara Alexander, Mother, Bixby, Oklahoma. Born April 9, 1923. Enlisted May 5, 1941. Decoration : Order of the Purple Heart. Graduated from Haskell High School in 1941. Member Haskell Haymaker Football Team three years. Member of the Oklahoma National Guard, enlisted in May, 1939. Member of Christian Church. Sailed for duty overseas in May, 1942. and served with the 45th Division in the invasions of Sicily, Italy and France. Died March 27, 1945, in action near Metz, France, during campaign in crossing the Rhine River. RALPH SENTER HOGAN, Captain, U. S. Army. Home address: Hobart, Kiowa County. Mrs. Richard C. Prater, Mother, Rte. 2, Hobart. Born March 25, 1914. EnIisted October 24, 1942. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Graduated from Hobart High School in 1932; from Phillips University, Enid, (B.S. degree) in 1937; and received M.A. degree from University of Kansas. Member of First Christian Church, Hobart. Attended U. S. Army Chaplain School, Harvard University, Massachusetts. Served as Chaplain at Majors Army Air Base,Greenville, Texas; and in Aleutian Islands from June 21, 1944, to May 13, 1945, when he was stricken with rheumatic fever and returned by plane to the United States for hospitalization. Died August 28, 1945, in Base Hospital, Grand Bend, Kansas.

MARLIN S. HOGE, JK, Corporal, U. S. Marine Corps. Home address: Enid, Garfield County. Mr. and M s M. S. Hoge, Parenta, r. Rte. 3, Enid. Born February 22, 1924. Enlisted November 19, 1941. Decorations : Order of the Purple Heart ; Bronze Star Medal. Served in the 57th Marine Division; in combat during the Battle of Midway. Died March 21, 1945, in action on Iwo Jima, Volcano Islands, Western Pacific. THOMAS A. HOLLAND, First Lieutenant, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address: Cushing, Payne County. Mr. and Mrs. Thomas A. Holland, Sr., Parents, 1034 East Broadway, Cushing. Born April 4, 1916. Enlisted May 19, 1942. Decorations: Air Medal; Order of the Purple Heart. Graduated from Cushing High School in 1934; attended Oklahoma A. and M. College, Stillwater. Member of Sigma Chi Fraternity and of Reserve Officers Training Corps. Member of First Christian Church and of Rotary Club and Chamber of Commerce, Cushing. President of The Bachelors Club; Fifth District Chairman, League of Young Democrats ; Assistant Manager, McCoy's Jewelry Store, Cushing. Received wings and commission a t Lubbock, Texas. Sailed for duty overseas in October, 1943, and served as Pilot of B-26 (Martin Marauder) in North Africa and Sardinia. Died February 12, 1944, in action as Squadron Leader on mission, near Naples, Italy.
JACK CHENEY HORNE, First Lieutenant, U. S. Army. Home address: Hugo, Choctaw County. Mrs. Charles H. Greene, Sister, 407 East Duke St., Hugo. Born March 26, 1917. Enlisted September 16, 1940. Graduated from Hugo High School in 1936. Attended Paris Junior College, Paris, Texas. Member of First Methodist Church, Hugo, where he was employed in the Security State Bank before enlistment. Member of the Oklahoma National Guard. Served overseas in the Third Army. Died November 21, 1944, in action near Metz, France.
BURON WILLIAM HUNTER, Private, U. S. Army. Home address: Eufaula, McIntosh County. Mrs. Ola Mae Hunter, Wife, Raisin, California. Born September 7, 1914. Enlisted October 29, 1943. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Died October 4, 1944, in action in Gillrath, Germany.

BRYAN MILNER HURT, Private, U. S. Army. Home address: Eldorado, Jackson County. Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Hurt, Parents, Eldorado. Born December 18, 1924. Enlisted August 15, 1944. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart awarded posthumously. Attended Eldorado public schools. Member of Church of Christ. Died February 28, 1945, in action in &rmany.

KENNETH LEE ROY ISBELL, Staff Sergeant, U. S. Army A r i Corps. Home address: Tulsa, Tulsa County. M s Ruby Lane IBr. bell, Wife, 822 South 63d West Ave., Tulsa 6. Born Jan22,

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1922. Enlisted February 14, 1943. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Attended Tulsa Centrd High School. Member of Salvation Army. Served in the Eighth Air Force in European Theatre of Operations. Awarded Good Conduct Medal. Died March 26, 1944, in action in Palfort, France. FLOYD HENRY JOHNSON, Private, U. S. Army. Home address: Seward, Logan County. Mrs. Edna L. Johnson, Wife, Rte. 1, Seward. Born November 27, 1918. Enlisted June 23, 1944. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Attended Rose Valley School, Logan County. Died January 7, 1945, in action in Germany. JOE R. JOHNSON, Staff Sergeant, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address : Muskogee, Muskogee County. Maude Johnson, Sister, 2009 Denison, Muskogee. Born March 6, 1923. Enlisted November 11, 1942. Decorations: Air Medal with three Oak Leaf Clusters. Graduated from Muskogee High School. Employed in Oklahoma Ordinance work at Choteau, Oklahoma, before entering active service. Sailed for duty overseas in December, 1943. Died May 28, 1944, in action near Steinberg, Germany. RAYMOND HAROLD KILGORE, Technical Sergeant, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address: Tulsa, Tulsa County. Mrs. Eileen Kilgore, Wife, 326 South Victor, Tulsa 4. January 22, 1914. Enlisted March 22, 1942. Decorations: Air Medal; three Oak Leaf Clusters; Order of the Purple Heart. Member of Nogales Avenue Baptist Church, Tulsa. First enlisted in the Air Corps in January, 1934, trained, and served in Honolulu (T.H.) to December, 1938; enlisted in the U. S. Army Reserve in April, 1939, and received discharge in January, 1941. Served in the European Theatre of Operations as Radio Operator and Gunner on Flying Fortress "Franklin T). Roosevelt." Died May 14, 1943, in action over North Sea near German coast. WALLACE KUYKENDALL, Private, U. S. Army. Home address: Carnegie, Caddo County. Mrs. Emma Kuykendall, Mother, Rte. 2, Carnegie. Born February 24, 1922. Enlisted October 27, 1942. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart awarded posthumously. Graduated from Carnegie High School in *1939.' Attended University of Oklahoma (1940), Oklahoma A. & M. College (1941), and Anadarko Business College (summer, 1942). Died March 12, 1945, in action near Linz, Germany. ELDRIDGE V. LONG, Private, First Class, U. S. Army. Home address : Konawa, Seminole County. M s Jossie Lee Long, Mother, r. Konawa. Born September 30, 1925. Enlisted February 3, 1944. Decorations : Order of the Purple Heart ; Bronze Star Medal ; Combat Infantry Badge. Died April 8, 1945, in action at Rahm, GermanyENOCH D. MCUAHEY, Private, First Class, U. S. h y . Home address: ,Madill, Marshall County. Mrs. Eva McGahey, Mother,

Star Route, Kingston, Oklahoma. Born February 27, 1914. Enlisted December 26, 1942. Attended Powell public school, Marshall County. Died January 18, 1945, of wounds received in action in Lnxemboarg. WILLIE MCJUNKINS, Private, First Class, U. S. Army. Home r. address: Eufaula, McIntosh County. M s Mary A. McJunkins, Mother, Rte. 2, Eufaula. Born August 7, 1920. Enlisted January 7, 1943. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart awarded posthumously. Attended Washington grade school. Member of New Hope Baptist Church. A letter from the Division Chaplain stated: "Your son was a member of a very proud organization. He had been a member of it almost a year. During this time the spirit of the organization had become a part of him and like the others the height of his aspirations was to prove worthy his membership in it and to serve his country well. This he did and gave his life in doing so." Died February 5, 1945, in action in Northern Italy. GEORGE DALE MCKAIN, Staff Sergeant, U. S. Army. Home address : Garber, Garfield County. M s Frances E. McKajn, Wife, r. Waukomis, Oklahoma. Born November 23, 1917. Enlisted March 2, 1941. Decoration : Order of the Purple Heart. Attended Garber public schools. Member of Christian Church. Served in the 607th Tank Destroyer Battalion, 90th Division, Third Army. Awarded Good Conduct Medal. Died November 26, 1944, in action in Eastern France. DANIEL W. McKENZIE, Private, First Class, U. S. Army. Home address : Moyers, Pushmataha County. Mrs. Martha McKenzie, Mother, Moyers. Born April 16, 1920. Enlisted January 5, 1941. Attended Moyers public school. Member of Methodist Church. Awarded Good Conduct Medal and Expert Rifleman Medal. Died December 25, 1944, in action in France. OREN CLEM MORGAN, Ensign, U. S. Naval Reserve. Home address: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County. Mr. and Mrs. Jesse R. Morgan, Parents, 123 S. E. 32nd St., Olrlahoma City. Born February 10, 1920. Enlisted July 9, 1942. Decorations: Air Medal; Order of the Purple Heart ; Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal ; Bronze Star Medal; World War I1 Victory Medal. Attended Capitol Hill School, Oklahoma City, and Oklahoma A. and M. College, Stillwater. Member of Baptist Church. Served as Pilot of Fighter Plane. The Citation with the Air Medal awarded for participation in aerial flight during a successful raid on Marcus Island August 31, 1943, stated in part: "After taking. off at night from his carrier and escorting our bombers to their target area, Ensign Morgan, with courageous disregard for his o m personal safety, pressed home bold strafing guns which either diverted or destroyed actively firing anti-aircraft guns and cleared resistance for our following bombens. His superb airmanship and aggressive fighting spirit contributed Died August 31, 1943 materially to the success of our attack.

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Terminal Ave., Long Beach 4, California. Born August 18, 1920. Enlisted September 16, 1940. Decorations; Order of the Purple Heart; Silver Star awarded posthumously. Graduated from Momtain View School, Seminole County in 1940. Member of Oklahoma National Guard. Sailed for duty overseas in December, 1944. The Citation with the Silver Star stated in, part: "Lieutenant Noore adjusted artillery fire from his liaison plane upon enemy positions. Repeatedly, he made hazardous trips over hostile lines and exposed himself to anti-aircraft fire to complete assignments. . . . ." Died April 11, 1945, in action on daring mission, Marburg, Germany. STANLEY W. MOORE. Private, U. S. Army. Home address: Gore, r. Sequoyah County. M s Nancy T. Warseat, Mother, Rte. 1, Gore. Born August 22, 1926. Enlisted March 3, 1943. Died August 25, 1944, in action in France. HOWELL D. MORRISON, Private, First Class, U. S. Army. Home addiess: Oklahoma City. Oklahoma County. Mrs. Ethel M. Morrison, Wife, 1126 N. W. 28th St., Oklahoma City 6. Born September 24, 1911. Enlisted April 17, 1944. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Died March 30, 1945, in action in Germany.

WILLIAM HARMON MORROW, Private. First Class, U. S. Army. Home address: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County. Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Morrow, Parents, 509 S. E. 32nd St., Oklahoma City. Born April 26, 1920. Enlisted July 17, 1944. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart awarded posthumously. Graduated from High School, Burton. Kansas. Member of Boy Scouts. Employed by the Olsen Drilling Company, Oklahoma City, before enlistment. Sailed for duty overseas in January, 1945, and served as Scout with his company, 18th Infantry, First Division. Died March 30, 1945, in action near Eisern, Gtermany.

G. W. MOXLEY, Technical Sergeant, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address: Hammon, Roger Mills County. Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Moxler, Parents, 319 S. Watkins, Elk City, Oklahoma. Born August 7, 1922. Enlisted October 29, 1942. Decorations: Order of the Purple Heart awarded posthumously; Presidential Citation and Citation of Honor awarded posthumonsly. Attended High School at Cheyenne, Oklahoma. Received wings as Bombardier on November 15, 1943, and served as Instructor at the Army Air Field, Kingman, Arizona. Sailed for duty overseas in June, 1944. Awarded Good Conduct Medal. Died July 28, 1944, in action over the North Sea off the coast of Great Yarmouth, England, returning from first combat miasion to Merseburg, Germany.

EBONEZER JOSEPH MURPHY, Second Lieutenant, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County. M s r. Mary E. Case, Mother, 815 West California, Oklahoma City 4. Born July 24,1922. Enlisted September 1, 1942. Decorations: Air Medal ; two Oak Leaf Clusters; Order of the Purple Heart. Served as CoPilot "accomplishing with distinction, several aerial operational missions ov;r enemy occupied continental Europe. " Died November 22, 1944, in action over Germany.

WILLIAM NICHOLAS, Private, U. S. Army. Home address: Boswell, Choctaw County. Mrs. Lula Belle Moore, Sister, 1300 North Pacific Ave., Redondo Beach, California. Born December 4, 1916. Enlisted June 17, 1942. Member of Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Died February 23, 1945, in action in France.
LESLIE ROY NORTON, Private, U. S. Army. Home address: Okeene, Blaine County. Mrs. L. A. Norton, Mother, Rte. 1, Okeene. Born February 15, 1918. Enlisted July 14, 1940. Died October 25, 1944, in action on Leyte, Philippine Islands. DON R. O'DAY, Private, First Class. Home address: Wilson, Carter County. Mrs. Ruby O'Day, Mother, Rte. 2, Wilson. Born June 20, 1924. Enlkted May 18, 1943. Decorations: Bronze Star Medal; Order of the Purple Heart. Died January 3, 1945, in action in European Theater. ROBERT OLDHAM, Staff Sergeant, U. S. Army. Home address: Stigler, Haskell County. Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Oldham, Parents, Stigler. Born October 7, 1920. Enlisted November 4, 1942. Decoration: Silver Star awarded posthumously. Member of Holiness Church. The Citation with the Silver Star stated in part that Sergeant Oldham leading part of a squad advanced under withering machine gun and sniper fire on January 15, 1945, and that "Although they were subjected to heavy fire and they knew that the enemy was numerically superior, Sergeant Oldham and his comrades dashed across the remaining distance to the building where they forced twenty-six of the enemy to surrender, thereby clearing a main enemy defense position." Died Ma~ch25, 1945, in action near Lohnen, Germany. ELMO T. OLSON, First Lieutenant, U. S. Army. Home address: Bartlesville, Washington County. Mrs. EsteU Olson Stringer, Mother, 1115 West Third St., Bartlesville. Born May 24, 1917. Enlisted January 28, 1942. Decorations: Bronze Star Medal; Order of the Purple Heart. Graduated from Bartlesville High School in 1935. Attended Westminster College, Fulton, Missouri; Oklahoma University, Norman ; and Chicago University, Illinois. Member of Kappa Sigma Fraternity. He served for a time in Hawaii and later took officer's training at Fort Knox, Kentucky. Sailed for duty

in European Theater of Operations in summer of 1944. Died December 28, 1944, in action in Belgium.
OLIVER J. PARKER, Private, First Class, U. S. Army. Home address: Vinita, Craig County. Mrs. Juanita D. Parker, Wife, 216 North Smith, Vinita. Born October 10, 1917. Enlisted December 21, 1939. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Served in Medical Detachment, 97th Division. Awarded Good Conduct Medal. Died April 2, 1945, in action in Germany,

BILLY JOE PENN, Private, U. S. Army. Home address: Wilson, Carter County. Mrs. Mamie Penn, Mother Wilson. Born August 1'7,
1925. Enlisted November 18, 1943. . Decorations: Order of the Purple Heart; Presidential Citation; Combat Infantry Badge; two Battle Participation Stars in the European Theater of Operations. Attended Wilson public schools. Served as Paratrooper in Airborne Command, invasion of Holland in September, 1944. Awarded Good Conduct Medal. Died September 19, 1944, in action in Holland. R. JAY PERKINS, Private, First Class, U. S. Army. Home address: Atwood, Hughes County. Mrs. Ozie Perkins Melugin, Wife, 3109 Gordon, Fort Worth, Texas. Born August 1 , 1915. Enlisted 1 February 28, 1944. Decorations : Order of the Purple Heart; Combat Infantry Badge ; Presidential Citation ; two Battle Participation Stars in the European Theater of Operations. Died March 7, 1945, of wounds received in action in Germany.

GENERAL ANDREW PERRY, Private, U. S . Army. Home address : Stigler, Haskell County. Mrs. Susanna Perry, Step-mother, Rte. 2, Stigler. Born November 2, 1920. Enlisted September 16, 1940. Attended Jones Academy, Hartshorne, Oklahoma. Choctaw Indian descent. Member of the Oklahoma National Guard. Died August 20, 1944, in action at Meyrarguas, France. DELBERT DEL PITTS, Private, First Class, U. S. Army. Home address: Enid, Garfield County. Mr. and Mrs. Marion Pitts, Parents, 1105 North 6th St., Enid. Born August 13, 1922. Enlisted November 17, 1942. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Attended Enid High School. Member of Washington Avenue Church of Christ. Served in Anti-aircraft, Third Army. Awarded Good Conduct Medal. Died February 27, 1945, in action on the Siegfried line, Germany. JAMES LLOYD POE, Private, First Class, U. S. Army. Home address: Miami, Ottawa County. Mrs. Dove T. Poe, Mother, 617 K. Street N.W., Miami. .Born February 8, 1913. Enlisted February 25, 1942. Decorations: Order of the Purple Heart awarded p ~ s thumously ; American Defense Medal ; four Battle Participation S a s in the Asiatic-Pacific Theater Combat Infantry Badge ; World tr War I1 Victory Medal; Philippine Liberation Medal. Attended Miami public schools. Employed by the Eagle-Picher Mining and

Smelting Company before enlistment. Awarded Expert Rifleman Medal and GCood Conduct Medal in service. As Expert Rifleman and Gunner, he participated in the Battle for Attu in the Aleutian Islands; and in 32nd Infantry, Seventh-Division, rated as one of the toughest American jungle fighting units in the Pacific Theater, he saw action in the Kwayalein and the Marshall Islands' campaigns. Died October 24, 1944, in action on Leyte, Philippine Islands, ANDY POINDEXTER, Sergeant, U. S. Army. Home address: Salhaw, Sequoyah County. Mr. Jim Poindexter, Father, Sallisaw. Born April 3, 1920. Enlisted November 12, 1942. Decoration: Order of +he Purple Heart. Attended Sequoyah County public schools. Died March 21, 1945, in action in Germany. EUGENE RALPH PORTER, Private, First Class, U. S. Army. Home address : Woodward, Woodward County. Mrs. Neomia Porter, Wife, Rte. 1, Woodward. Born August 19, 1924. Enlisted September 27, 1943. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Attended Liberty Public School, Woodward. Member of the United Brethren Church. Awarded Expert Rifleman Medal and Expert Truck Driver Medal in Service. Died March 17, 1945, in action in Western Germany. RICHARD CHARLES PRATER, Second Lieutenant, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address: Hobart, Kiowa County. Major and Mrs. Richard C. Prater, Parents, Rte. 2, Hobart. Born March 1, 1922, Enlisted February 2, 1943. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Graduated from Hobart High School in 1940. Attended the University of Oklahoma, 1941-43. Member of Pi Tau Sigma, The Ameri.can Society of Mechanical Engineers. Member of First Christian Church, Hobart. Received his wings and commission at Blythesville, Arkansas, on April 15, 1944. Sailed for duty overseas in October, 1944, and served in the 320th Bomber Squadron, 90th Bomber Group, Fifth Air Force, known as "The Jolly Rogers." Participated in night mission flying by single plane (B-24) from Leyte, Philippine Islands, to Formosa. Died January 17, 1945, in action on Catanduanes, Philippine Islands. KENNETH ROBERT PRESTON, Second Lieutenant, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address : Hominy, Osage County. Mr. Norman E. Preston, Father, 623 S. Wood, Hominy. Born February 22, 1922. Enlisted September 16, 1940. Decorations: Air Medal ; Order of the Purple Heart awarded posthumously. Graduated from Hominy High School in May, 1940. Member of Methodist Church. Received wings and commission as Bombardier at Midland, Texas, August 6, 1943. Died April 5, 1944, in action in vicinity of Ploesti oil fields, Romania. CHARLEY KEENITH PRICE, Private, U. S. Army. Home address :Welling, Cherokee County. M s Carrie E. P i e Cain, Mother, r. rc

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ate. 1, Welling. Born April 17, 1923. Enlisted March 3, 1943. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Attended public school. Died February 18, 1944, in action in Italy.
WILLIABX DONALD RANKIN, Sergeant, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address: Enid, Garfield County. Mr. and Mrs. Fred B. Rankin, Parents, Breckinridge, Oklahoma. Born November 16, 1923. Enlisted January 14, 1943. Decorations: Order of the Purple Heart, Citation of Honor; Air Medal. Graduated from High School, Carrier, Oklahoma, in 1942. Member of First Baptist Church, and a charter member af Bible Baptist Church, Enid. Employed in shipyard at Richmond, California, before enlistment. Sailed for duty overseas in May, 1944, and served as Radio-Gunner on B-24 (Liberator). Died May 24, 1944, in action over Austria, on mission to attack enemy aircraft factories at Wiener-Neustadt, Austria.

WILLIAM LEROY REISIG, Private, First Class, U. S. Army. Home address: Shattuck, Ellis County. Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Reisig, Parents, Shattuck. Born January 26, 1925. Enlisted April 24, 1944. Member of Seventh Day Adventist Church. Served as Radio Technician. Died December 25, 1944, in action in the English Channel.

. LOWELL L REYNOLDS, Private, U. S, Army. Home address: Earlsboro, Seminole County. Mrs. Anita Reynolds, Wife, Rte. 1, Earlsboro. Born July 23, 1911. Enlisted January 26, 1944. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Attended Prairie Valley High School, Seminole County. Member of Baptist Church. Died October 27, 1944, in action at St. Croix, France.
FRANKIE ROBNETT, Staff Sergeant, U. S. Army. Home address: Henryetta, Okmulgee County. Mrs. Catherine Nellie Robnett, Mother, 208 W. Gentry, Henryetta. Born February 27, 1919. Enlisted July 23, 1942. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart awarded posthumously. Died December 13,1944, in action in France.

JOSEPH HENRY ROSS, Private, First Class, U. S. Army. Home address: Capron, Woods County. M s Dollie M. Ross, Wife, Cheror. kee, Oklahoma. Born January 13, 1915. Enlisted April 5, 1944. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart; Presidential Citation. Graduated from High School at Ames, Oklahoma. Member of Church of Christ. Died December 17, 1944, in action in Germany.
M E m E DEAN SCHWARTZ, Private, First Class, U. S. Army. Home address: Perry, Noble County. Mrs. Laura M. Schwartz, Mother, Rte. 3, Perry. Born April 7, 1922. Enlisted November 27, 1942. Decorations : Order of the Purple Heart ; Presidential Citation awarded posthumously. Attended Perry High School. Served in 10th Armored Infantry Division, Third Army. Sailed for duty overseas in September, 1944. Wounded in action in December, 1944,

on Ardennes Front. Died March 22, 1945, in German prison camp near Bensheim. FLOYD LEROY SCRIVNER, Private, First Class, U. S. Army. Home address: Reydon, Roger Mills County. Mrs. Maude Scrivner, Mother, Reydon. Born November 25, 1924. Enlisted July 13, 1943. Attended Reydon High School. Served with Combat Engineers. Died March 1, 1945, in action in Germany. ALVA DALE SHARP, Private, First Class, U. S. Army. Home address: Freedom, Woods County. Mr. and Mrs. Arlie L. Sharp, Parents, 130 Church St., Alva, Oklahoma. Born July 27, 1925. Enlisted October 23, 1923. Graduated from Freedom High School in 1943. Served in Anti-aircraft, 104th Infantry Division (Timber Wolf Division). Died December 1, 1944, in action in Germany. REECE EDWARD SHARP, Private, First Cla&, U. S. Marine Corps. Home address: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County. M s r. Lucy Lee Sharp, Mother, 2208 West Grand Ave., Oklahoma City. Born January 8, 1926. Enlisted December 5, 1942. Decorations: Order of the Purple Heart awarded twice; World War I1 Victory Medal. Attended Capitol Hill High School, Oklahoma City. Member of Assembly of God Church. Wounded in action January 2, 1944, off Cape Qloucester (South Pacific). Died October 4, 1944, in action on Peleliu, Palau Islands, Central Pacific. FREDERICK CALVIN SHAW, Private, U. S. Army. Home adr. dress: Pawnee, Pawnee County. M s Opal H. Shaw, Wife, Pawnee. Born November 12, 1918. Enlisted May 26, 1944. Decoration: PawOrder of the Purple Heart. Attended Liberty District Sch~ol, nee County, and Pawnee High School. Served in 85th Mountain Infantry, 10th Mountain Division. Awarded Expert Rifleman Medal. Died February 20, 1945, in action in Northern Italy. GEORGE L. SHIELDS, Private, First Class, U. S. Army. Home address : Wardville, Atoka County. Mrs. Sarah N. Shields, Mother, Rte. 1, Kiowa, Oklahoma. Born August 1 , 1917. Enlisted Febru1 ary 4, 1942. Decorations : Order of the Purple Heart awarded twice. Attended public school. Died December 15, 1944, in action a t Ft. Wahlerscheid, Germany. GEORGE EDWIN STEWART, Private, First Class, U. S. Army. Home address: Sayre, Beckham County. Mrs. Ethel L. Stewart, Wife, 805 North Broadway, Sayre. Born October 6, 1913. Enlisted February 14, 1944. Decorations: Order of the Purple Heart; Presidential Citation. Attended Sayre public school. Received Award of Honor from the Governor of the State of Oklahoma. Died December 11, 1944, in action in the European area. JACK TERRY, Private, U. S. Army. Home address: Heavener, Le Flore County. M s Early C. Terry, Mother, Heavener. Born r.

h 25, 1925. Enlisted August 18, 1943. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Attended public schools at Heavener and at Shawnee, Oklahoma. Sailed for duty overseas in March, 1944. Died June 20,1944, in action in Normandy, France.
EMTMAN GARLAND WARD, JR., Corporal, U. S. Army. Home r. address: Miller, Pushmataha County. Mr. and M s Eastman Ward, Parents, Miller. Born August 15, 1921. Enlisted December 17, 1942. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Attended High School, Moyers, Oklahoma. Member of Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Choctaw Indian descent. His Commanding Officer wrote in part: "He has served his country in such .a way that we can all be very proud. It will be very hard to replace him in this organization because of the skill and technical ability which is necessary to fill such an important job." Died December 5, 1944, in action in Western Germany, ARTHUR EARLIN WELLS, Private, First Class, U. S. Army. Home address: Coweta, Wagoner County. Mrs. Onia E. Haskins, Mother, 11 New Mill Row, Sand Springs. Born May 17, 1923. Enlisted January 18, 1943. Attended public schools, Porter, Oklahoma. Awarded Good Conduct Medal and European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal. Sailed for duty overseas in September, 1944. Died October 28, 1944, in action in France.
JOSEPH DORSEY WEST, Fireman, First Class, U. S. Naval Reserve. Home address: Nowata, Nowata County. Mrs. Lucille I. West, Wife, 519 Pine St., Nowata. Born April 3, 1908. Enlisted March 29, 1944. Decorations: Order of the Purple Heart; American Defense Medal; Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal. Attended public school, Tulsa, OMahoma. Member of Christian Church, Nowata. Died May 28, 1945, in action aboard the U. S. S. Drezler sunk by Japanese suicide planes off the coast of Okinawa, Ryuhyu Islands, East China Sea. NORMAN WOODROW WOODY, Staff Sergeant, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address: Duncan, Stephens County. Mrs. Maudie Lee Freeman, Mother, Duncan. Born October 18, 1922. Enlisted February 8, 1940. Decorations: Air Medal ; Order of the Purple Heart; Presidential Unit Citation. Attended Duncan High School. Member of First Presbyterian Church, Duncan. Awarded Good Conduet Medal. Died June 22, 1943, in action at Muenchen, Gladbach, &r-

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HARVIE J. ARNOLD, Second Lieutenant, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County. Mrs. C. E. Marks, Mother, 2101 N. W. 33rd St., Oklahoma City. Born Pebn a r y 10,1925. Enlisted February 8, 1943. Awarded Expert Aerial Gunnery Medal. Member of Baptist Church. Graduated from Central High School. Died June 18, 1944 (official date), in action in Rennes, France. JAMES B. ATKINSON, First Lieutenant, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address: Seminole, Seminole County. Mrs. Dortha M. Atkinson, Wife, 106 Alma St., Houston 9, Texas. Born February 19, 1920. Enlisted January, 1942. Decorations: Order of the Purple Heart; Air Medal. Member of the Methodist Church. Attended High School four years. Served as Navigator in the Eighth Army Air Force. Died August 15, 1943 (official date), when airplane plunged into the English Channel after a raid over France. WILLIAM F. BAKER, Private, U. S. Army. Home address: Lindsay, Grady County. Mrs. Katie Baker, Mother, Rte. 3, Lindsay.

* The purpose of the Oklahoma War Memorial-World War 11, in addition to the publication of brief biographies of the State's war dead in The Chronicles, is the preservation of a record of the interests and achievements of each one of these who gave their lives in the service of their country in World War 11. The records in the archives of the Historical Society will continue to hold their memory in honor and will be a source of pride to their relatives and to all who have an interest in Oklahoma history as the years pass. Word has come to the Editorial Department that in some instances complete information from the War and Navy departments is not yet available. We ask that when additional information is received with reference to a service record that it be forwarded to the Oklahoma Historical Society, to be placed with other data that may hare already been placed in the War Memorial-World War 11. -Muriel H. Wright

Born August 22, 1923. Enlisted, March 1, 1943. Member of the Baptist Church, Lindsay. Graduated from Cox City Kigh School. Died June 19, 1944 (official date), when the LST on which he was serving, was sunk off the coast of France.

ANDY BALDRIDGE, Private, First Class, U. S. Army. Home address: Vian, Sequoyah County. Mrs. Mary L. 13aldridge, Mother, Vian. Born May 27, 1920. Enlisted January 14, 1942. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Attended public schools of Sallisaw. Died February 9, 1945, in Germany.
JAMES BAXTER, Private, First Class, U. S. Marine Corps. Home address : Fox, Carter County. Mr. and Mrs. Hobart Baxter, Parents, Davis. Born July 18, 1923. Enlisted January 8, 1943. Decorations: Order of the Purple Heart; World War I1 Victory Medal, awarded posthumously. Died May 26, 1945, on Okinawa, Ryukyu Islands.

ARCHIBALD KELLY BEALL, Private, First Class, U. S. Army. Home address: Cushing, Lincoln County. Mr. and Mrs. James Beall, Parents, Rte. 1, Cushing. Born March 25, 1921. Enlisted July 7, 1942. Awarded Sharpshooter Nedal. Member of the Baptist Church. Attended Cushing High School. Active in the work o f the Future Farmers of America. Died March 13, 1945, in action in Germany.

ROBERT NELSON BERRY, Private, First Class, U. S. Army. Home address: Stillwater, Payne County. Lieutenant-Governor and Mrs. James E. Berry, Parents, 502 Duck Street, Stillwater. Born May 27, 1923. Enlisted May 21, 1943. Decorations: Order of the Purple Heart; Combat Infantry Badge; European Campaign Medal. Awarded Good Conduct Medal. Member of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Graduated from Junior College, Wentworth Military Academy, Lexington, Missouri, in May, 1943. Died April 25, 1945, near Furth, Germany.
WILBUR NORMAN BILLINGSLEY, Private, First Class, U. S. Army. Home address: Broken Bow, McCurtain County. Mr. and Mrs. Julious Billingsley, Parents, Rte. 1, Broken Bow. Born October 12, 1925. Enlisted March 31, 1944. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Member of the Methodist Church, Honey Grove. Attended Idabel Gray High School two years. Died April 4, 1945, in action at Veldrom, Germany.

CECIL BLACK, Sergeant, U. S. Army. Home address: Heavener, Le Flore County. Mrs. Mary K. Black, Mother, Heavener. Born July 29, 1913. Enlisted September 5, 1935. Decorations: Order of the Purple Heart; Presidential Accolade, both of which were

awarded posthumonsly. Attended Heavener High School. Captured by the Japanese on Corregidor Island, he twice escaped death when the Japanese prison ships on which he was being transported, were sunk. Died January 9, 1945 aboard the third prison ship. TILL-MAN HAYES BLACK, Private, First Clasq, U. S. Army. Home address: Fairland, Ottawa County. Mrs. Bessie Black, Mother, Rte. 2, Fairland. Born March 21, 1918. Enlisted June 18, 1942. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Member of Catholic Church. Attended public schools of Fairland. Died May 6, 1945, in action on Okinawa Island. LOINA J. CAPEHART, Private, U. S. Army. Home address: Ringling, Jefferson County. Mr. C. E. Capehart, Father, Rte. 3, Ringling. Born June 15, 1921. Enlisted November 27, 1942. Deeoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Attended Woodrow School, District No. 13, Jefferson County. Died November 22, 1944, a t Tettingen, Germany. ELMER CAPSHAW, First Lieutenant, U. S. Army. Home address: Norman, Cleveland County. Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Capshaw, Parents, 733 South Lahoma, Norman. Born April 17, 1920. Enlisted June 1, 1942. Attended public schools of Norman, and graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a B. A. Degree, June, 1942. Member of the Association of Oklahoma Artists, and twice won first prize in that group, for his work in watercolor, also won first place in watercolor a t the exhibition of the Louisiana Art Association, 1945. The Association of Oklahoma Artists has voted an annual award be given in his name, to the member whose work is voted by patrons, the best of the year. Died June 4, 1945, in a motor vehicle accident near Verdun, France. address: Shawnee, Pottawatomie County. Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Caylor, Parents, Rte. 2, Shawnee. Born May 9, 1924. Enlisted August 1, 1943. Decorations: Order of the Purple Heart; Presidential Citation, both of which were awarded posthumously. Graduated from Prairie Valley High School, Seminole County. Served as a Ball Turret Gunner on a B-24. Died August 18, 1944, in an airplane crash near Kurmitola, India.

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KENNETH COLLINGS, Private, First Class, U. S. Army. Home address: Seminole, Seminole County. Mrs. Ruth M. Callings, Wife, 619 W. Russell, Seminole. Born October 20, 1918. Enlisted March 22, 1944. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Member of the Baptist Church. Attended Seminole High School. Died January 10, 1945, in action in Germany.

Gen. Del., Ada. Born March 5, 1926. Enlisted August 2, 1944. Member of Holiness Church. Died May 31, 1945, on Okinawa, Ry~liy~ Islands. ROY NEWTON CRAWFORD, Private, First Class, U. S. Army. Home address: Tulsa, Tulsa County. Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Crawford, Sr., Parents, 415 E. 15th., Tulsa. Born December 30, 1925. Enlisted September 16, 1944. Decorations: Order of the Purple Heart; Combat Infantry Badge; Bronze Star Medal; AsiaticPacific Theater of Operations, with two Battle Participation Stars; World War I1 Victory Medal, awarded posthumously. Member, Second Presbyterian Church, Tulsa, and of Sons of the American Legion. Graduated from Will Rogers Senior High School, Tulsa. Died M a y 23, 1945, on Oboe Hill, Shurt Fortress, Okinawa Island. ACE COX, Seaman, Second Class, Seabees. I3ome address: Pauls Valley, Garvin County. Mr. A. C. Cox, Father, Pauls Valley. Born August 20, 1926. Enlisted February 18, 1944. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Member of First Baptist Church, P a d s Valley. Attended High School at Maysville. Awarded Good Conduct Medal. Died March 26, 1945, in the area of the Philippine Islands. THOMAS DWIGHT CRISWELL, Sergeant, U. S. Army. Home Mr. R. E. Criswell, address : McAlester, Pittsburg County. -Father, 615 East Delaware, McAlester. Born March 5, 1923. Enlisted November 28, 1942. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart, awarded posthumously. Member of the Baptist Church. Graduated from Seminole High School, Seminole; student at Oklahoma A. & M., Stillwater, a t the time of enlistment. Had attained the rank of Eagle Scout in his boyhood days. Active in High School Athletics, attaining the District Championship in Wrestling, and won second honors in the state, in that sport. Served in the parachute branch of the Infantry. Died June 6, 1944, on the Normandy Beachhead, France.
DEAN J. CROCKETT, Corporal, U. S. Army. Home address: Cherokee, Alfalfa County. Mrs. Enid L. Crockett, Mother, 210 West Central, Anadarko. Born November 6, 1917. Enlisted in the National Guard, January, 1938; called to active duty in September, 1940. Decorations: Order of the Purple Heart. Bronze Star Medal. Member of the Baptist Church, Cherokee, Oklahoma. Graduated from Cherokee High School in 1937. Died -April 10, 1945, in action a t Krailsheirn, Germany.

CLIFFORD W. COMBS, Private, First Class, U. S. Army. Home address: Ada, Pontotoc County. Mrs. Elsie H. Combs, Mother,

GARVIN JUSTIN CROOK, Seaman, Second Class, U. S. Navy. Home address: Welty, Okfuskee County. Mr. and M s Obe Crook, r.

Parents, Rte. 1, Beggs. Born November 2'7, 1925. Enlisted April 5, 1944 Graduated from Gypsy, Oklahoma, High School in May, 1943. Died in action April 16, 1945 (official date), while serving on the destroyer, Pringle, in the East China Sea. BARSHALL R. CROSS, Private, First Class, U. S. Army. Home address: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County. Mrs. Leroy Cross, Mother, 3613 N. W. 19th. St., Oklahoma City. Born July 14, 1924. Enlisted March 23, 1943. Member of the Pennsylvania Avenue Christian Church, Oklahoma City. Attended Classen High School. Died December 22, 1944, in action in Belgium. OVERLAND "BUNT" CROW, Corporal, U. S. Army. Home address: Shawnee, Pottawatomie County. Mrs. Thelma Cora Crow, Mother, Rte. 3, Shawnee. Born March 9, 1923. Enlisted June 7, 1944. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Attended Earlsboro High School. Died March 7, 1945, in action in Germany. PAUL EUGENE DECIE(ER, Private, First Class, U. S. Army. Home address: Sapulpa, Creek County. Mrs. C . M. Decker, Mother, 500 N. 4th St., Sapulpa. Born August 10, 1920. Enlisted in March, 1941. Decorations : Order of the Purple Heart, Presidential Unit Citation, Silver Star. Member of the Episcopal Church. Attended Sapulpa High School. He was taken prisoner by the Japanese in the fall of Corregidor. Died December 15, 1944, while still a prisoner, on Formosa Island. JOHN PHILLIP DUNFORD, Corporal, U. S. Army. Home address: Lawton, Comanche County. Mrs. Johnnie M. Dunford, Wife, 916 S. Grange Ave., Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Born January 1, 1922. Enlisted November 16, 1943. Decorations: Order of the Purple Heart, Silver Star. Member of the Methodist Church. Graduated from Middleburg High School. Died April 12, 1945, a t Hamburg, Germany.
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ARIE ZUR EDDLEMAN, Jr., Radioman, First Class, U. S. Navy. Home address: Muskogee, Muskogee County. Mr. and Mrs. A. Zur Eddleman, Sr., Parents, 841 Gibson St., Muskogee. Born November 10, 1914. Enlisted January 10, 1940. Decorations: Order of the Purple Heart, American Defense Service Medal, Presidential Unit Citation, World War II Victory Medal, all awarded posthumously. Member of the Boulevard Christian Church, Muskogee. Graduated from Muskogee High School in 1933; later attended the Muskogee Junior College, and Northeastern State College, Tahlequah, where he was a member of the Phi Sigma Epsilon Fraternity. He waq the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. David Jones EddEeman, and of Mr. and Mrs. C. H. New, all of them pioneer residents of Muskogee, now deceased. Died in action August 24, 1944, near St. Brieuc, France, while attached to U. S. Naval Ports and Bsses.

JESSIE HORACE EDWARDS, Private,' U. S. Army. Home address : Yale, Payne. County. Mrs. Sara Jane Kinnaird, Mother, Yale. Born August 4, 1909. Enlisted April 22, 1944. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Awarded Rifleman's Afedal. Member of the Baptist Church. Died December 24, 1944, in action in northeastern France.

DON EDWARD ELLIS, Private, R r s t Class, U. S. Army. Home address : Guthrie, Logan County. Mr. and Mrs. Ed Ellis, Parents, 724 E. Springer, Guthrie. Born September 14, 1923. Enlisted June 3, 1943. Decorations:' Order of the Purple Heart, twice, the last award given posthumously; Bronze Star Medal, awarded posthumously. Member of the First Christian Church, Dewey, Graduated from the Dewey High School in 1941, as valedictorian of his class; attended Bartlesville Junior College, and was a student at Oklahoma A. & M., Stillwater, a t the time of his enlistment. The citation which accompanied the award of the Bronze Star Medal stated in part: "When a direct hit from enemy 88mm artillery caused a dug-out containing four men, to cave in, Private Ellis, with complete disregard for his own safety voluntarily left his fox hole and started to get out the wounded men. He continued to dig and to assist in the evacuation of these men despite the fact that the position remained under constant shell and mortar fire." Died November 25, 1944, in action in France. GEORGE W. ELLIS, Private, U. S. Army. Home address: Nowata, Nowata County. Mrs. Mabel C. Ellis, Mother, 521 N. Hickory, Nowata. Born February 19, 1925. Enlisted July 22, 1943. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Awarded Good Conduct Medal, and Marksmanship Medal. Member of the Baptist Church, and leader in young people's work in that organization. Attended Nowata High School. Served in the European Theater of Operations. Died July 13, 1944, in action in France. WAYNE R. FANSON, First Lieutenant, U. S. Amy. Home address: Mountain View, Kiowa County. Mrs. Irene Fanson, Wife, 522 South Webster, Norman. Born July 9, 1909. Enlisted in March, 1941. Graduated from Mountain View High School in 1926, and from the University of Oklahoma, with a degree in Electrical Engineering, in 1931. Member of the Masonic Order, Mountain View Lodge. Imprisoned by the Japanese upon the fall of Bataan ; participated in the Bataan "death march". Died October 24, 1944 (official date), when a Japanese ship that was transporting prisoners, was sunk in the China Sea. HENRY FERGUSON, Private, First Class, U. 8 Army. Home ad. dress : Rattan, Pushmataha County. M s Mary Ferguson, Mor. ther, Rattan. Born June 7, 1920. Enlisted in January, 1942. Attended the public schools of Rattan. Died April 15, 1945, in action in western Germany.

JACK W O N FERCUSON, Sergeant, U. S. Army Ar Corps. i Home address: Custer, Custer County. Mr. and Mrs. Owen Albert Ferguson, Parents, Custer. Born April 22, 1920. Enlisted March 7, 1942. Decorations: Order of the Purple Heart, and the Air Medal, both awarded posthumously. Graduated from Independence High School in May, 1939. ,Served as an Aerial Gunner, U. S. Army Air Corps. The citation relating to the award of the Air Medal read: "For meritorious achievement in aerial flight while participating in sustained operational activities against the enemy from 26 March, 1944, to 2 April, 1944." Died April 2, 1944 (official date), in action in vicinity of Steyr, Austria. JAMES WILLARD FERRELL, Fireman, First Class, U. S. Navy. Home address: Bristow, Creek County. Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Ferrell, Parents, Rte. 3, Bristow. Born November 14, 1925. Enlisted November 5, 1943. Decorations: Order of the Purple Heart; World War I1 Victory Medal, both awarded posthumously. Attended the Church of God. Attended High School a t Pleasant Hill, three years; graduated from Drumright High School, May 21, 1943. Died April 12, 1945, in action when the U. S. S. Zellars, upon which he was serving, was hit by a three-man Japanese suicide bomber, off Okinawa Island. ROBERT J. FITZGERRELL, Technical Sergeant, U. S. Army. Home address: Tulsa, Tulsa County. Mrs. Ann D. FitzCerrell, Wife, Radio Station KCMO, Kansas City, Missouri. Born May 2, 1912. Enlisted September 15, 1942. Decorations: Order of the Purple Heart; Combat Infantry Badge. Graduated from Tulsa High School in 1929. Member of Tulsa Local No. 94, Musicians Union, A. F. of L. Died January 30, 1945 (official date), while taking the place of his fallen Lieutenant, leading an attack against the enemy near Kosternix, Germany. RALPH VINCENT FLANAGAN, Sergeant, U. S. Army. Home address: Nowata, Nowata County. Mrs. Betty J o (Flanagan) Covey, Wife, 549 South Pecan, Nowata. Born July 25, 1920. Enlisted November 28,1940. Decorations : Order of the Purple Heart ; Bronze Star Medal, both awarded posthumously. Member of the Catholic Church. Attended public schools of Nowata. The citation relating to the award of the Bronze Star Medal read in part: "Despite intense enemy fire, they remained steadfast a t their position, even when enemy shells landed so close as to explode the ammunition stacked around their howitzer." Died February 23, 1945, in Holland. RUEL LAWRENCE GARDNER,Private, First Class, U. S. Army. Home address: Sweetwater, Roger Mills County. Mr. E. T. Gardner, Father, Sweetwater. Born December 11, 1919. Enlisted October 8, 1941. Attended the Meridan Public School, Sweetwater. Died March 5, 1945, in Germany.

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dress: Stroud, Lincoln County. Mrs. Elizabeth Gtokey, Grandmother, Rte. 2, Stroud. Born February 28, 1924. Enlisted February 16, 1943. Decorations: Order of the Purple Heart; Combat Infantry Badge; Philippine Liberation Medal, awarded posthumously. Member of the Baptist Church. Of Sac and Fox Indian descent. Attended Sac and Fox Indian School near Stroud. Died April 25, 1945, in action a t Mt. Natib, Calaguiman, Batatin, Luzon, P. I. GEORGE GARLAND GUNTER, Private, First Class, U. S. Army. Home address: Pawhuska, Osage County. Mr. E. R. Gunter, Father, 143 Orchard St., Pawhuska. Born November 24, 1925. Enlisted August 28, 1944. Decoration : Order of the Purple Heart. Member of the First Baptist Church, Pawhuska. Member of Knights of Pythias Lodge. Attended Pawhuska High School. Died April 7, 1945, in action in Germany.
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REX ALLIN HARRIS, Corporal, U. S. Army. Home address: Ponca City, Kay County. Mr. G. J. Harris, Father, 819 W. Grand Avenue, Ponca City. Born December 26, 1922. Enlisted November 25, 1942. Decorations: Order of the Purple Heart; Presidential Unit Citation, awarded posthumously. Member of the First Baptist Church, Ponca City. Graduated from Ponca City High School, 1940; attended Oklahoma A. & M., Stillwater, two years. Awarded Expert Rifleman Medal and Good Conduct Medal. Died July 7, 1944, in action near Normandy, France. CELO J. HARREL, Private First Class, U. S. Army. Home address: Leedey, Dewey County. Mrs. Gladys S. Harrel, Mother, Rte. 3, Leedey. Born March 19, 1923. Enlisted February 22, 1943. Decorations: Order of the Purple Heart and the Silver Star, awarded posthumously. Graduated from Liberty Center High School, Roger Mills County, May 16, 1941, as president of his class. Active in sports; won medals in the mile relay and high-jumping contests; four year letter-man in basketball, and captain of the team. Volunteered as a Paratrooper, and served with the 11th Airborne Division. The citation with the Silver Star stated in part: "Private First Class Harrel, a member of a machine gun section attached to a Rifle Platoon, did, with complete disregard of his own safety, remain behind to shoot a sniper who was firing into the men withdrawing. On so doing, Private First Class Harrel disclosed his position, was fired upon, and later died of wounds." Died December 13, 1944, in action on Leyte, Philippine Islands. RAYMOND LEE HART, Corporal, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address: Enid, Garfield County. M s Luella M. Hart, Wife, r. Waukomis. Born May 4, 1918. Enlisted August 16, 1943. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Graduated from Enid High

School, Bgay, 1937. Served as Tail Gunner on B-24 (Liberator). 1 Died July 1 , 1944, in action over the North Sea. ROY D. HASSELL, Private, U. S. Army. Home address: Hollis, Harmon County. Mrs. Della Katherine Hassell, Mother, Gould. Born May 5, 1922. Enlisted November 27, 1942. Member of the Church of Christ. Graduated from Gacasso High School, May 17, 1939. Died November 23, 1944, in Eastern France. CECIL R. HATCHER, Corporal, U. S. Army. Home address: Cogar, Caddo County. Mrs. Ollie B. Hatcher, Mother, Rte. 1, Cogar. Born July 23, 1910. Enlisted December 26, 1942. Member of the Christian Church. Graduated from Rlinco High School in 1929. Awarded Expert Rifleman Medal. Died January 16, 1945, in action in France. JAMES FRANCIS HENDERSON, Second Lieutenant, U. S. Army. Home address : Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County. Mrs. James F. Henderson, Wife, 1142 S. W. 28th., Oklahoma City. Born June 18, 1919. Enlisted in September, 1940. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Graduated from Capitol Hill High School, and was a student a t University of Oklahoma a t time of enlistment. Served as a Paratrooper, 82nd Airborne Division. Died February 21, 1945 in Belgium, from wounds received in action in Germany. GARLIN HEWIN, Seaman, Second Class, U. S. Naval Reserve. Home address: Stilwell, Adair County. Mrs. Jessie Hewin, Mother, Rte. 1, Stilwell. Born September 21, 1925. Enlisted August 10, 1942. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Attended Bell School, near Stilwell. Served aboard the U. S. S. Nashville. D i e d k action December 13, 1944, when a Japanese suicide bomber crashed into the NarshviUe. ROBERT COOKE HEWITT, First Lieutenant, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address : Muskogee, Muskogee County. Mr. Perry E. Hewitt, Father, 1111 West Broadway, Muskogee. Born October 19, 1915. Enlisted in February, 1942. Decorations: Order of the Purple Heart; Distinguished Flying Cross; Air Medal, with one Silver and three Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters, representing eight additional awards of the Air Medal, awarded posthumously. Member of First Christian Church, Muskogee. Graduated from Muskogee High School, 1933; attended Muskogee Junior College two a years, and the University of Oklahoma three years, where he w s a member of the Kappa Alpha Fraternity. Employed by the Stanolind Oil Company a t time of enlistment. Served as a Navigator-Bombardier on a B-26, attached to the 496th. Squadron of the Eighth Army Air Force. Had completed fifty-seven mccessful missions against the enemy. Died May 29, 1944 (official date), while on a mission over F'rance.

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HENRY FORD HIQQINS, Private, U. S. Army. Home address: Miami, Ottawa County. M s Mollie Higgins, Mother, Miami. r. Born February 13, 1925. Enlisted July 26, 1944. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Member of the Baptist Church. Attended Miami High School three years. Died May 22, 1945, in action on the ViUa Verde Trail, Luzon, Philippine Islands,
RICHARD A. HOBBS, Private, First Class, U. S. Marine Corps. Home address: Hollis, Harmon County. Mrs. Stella Hobbs, Mather, General Delivery, Erick. Born October 23, 1921. Enlisted in October, 1940. Decorations: Order of the Purple Heart; Oak Leaf Cluster; American Defense Medal ; World War I1 Victory Medal, awarded posthumously. Attended Hollis High School. Died October 24, 1944, aboard a Japanese prison ship.

PAUL GORDON HOLFORD, Seaman, Second Class, U. S. Navy. r. Home address: Obmulgee, Okmulgee County. Mr. and M s Charles E. Holford, Parents, 1013 N. Alabama, Okmulgee. Born June 5, 1926. Enlisted in July, 1943. Decorations: Order of the Purple Heart; American Defense Medal; World War I1 Victory Medal, awarded posthumously. Member of the Methodist Church. Attended Okmulgee High School three years. Died March 26, 1945 (official date), in action aboard the U. S. S. H d d igarr, six miles west of Okinawa Island. CLIFFORD A. HOLGAND, Private, First Class, U. S. Army. Home address: Salina, Mayes County. Mrs. Mary Holland, Mother, Sah a . Born August 1, 1923. Enlisted January 20, 1943. Decoration: Citation of Honor. Died April 27, 1945, near Depelberg, Germany. ERNEST DOYLE HOLLEY, Staff Sergeant, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address: Stigler, Haskell County. Mrs. Margie Holley, Mother, Stigler. Born December 20, 1921. Enlisted September 15, 1943. Decorations : Order of the Purple Heart ; Presidential Citation; Air Medal. Member of the First Baptist Church, Stigler ; Graduated from Stigler High School, Connors State Agricultural College, and from Oklahoma A. & M., Stillwater. Awarded Markmanship Medal. Served with tbe 'Flying Circus', 390th. Bombing Group, Squadron 528, The citation with the Air Medal, read in part: "For meritorious achievement while participating in sustained operational flight missions in the Southwest Pacific Area from February 21,11945, to May 4, 1945." Died May 17, 1945, in action off Mindoro Island, Philippine Islands. LESTER J. JOHNSON, Private, First Class, U. S. Army. Home address : Wagoner, Wagoner County. Mrs. Adeline Johnson, Mother, Rte. 8, Wagoner. Born December 13, 1908. Enlisted April 2, 1942. Decorations: Order of the Purple Heart; Bronze Star Medal, awarded posthumously. Member of the Pentecostal Church,

Wagoner. The citation with the Bronze Star Medal read in part: "Volunteering to follow up an infantry battalion in attack to evacuate the mounded, he assisted in removing casualties from open areas a t the front lines while under intense enemy machine gun and rifle fire and helped carry them over a rough and narrow enemy-infested trail to the aid station. While in performance of these duties with an infantry company he was fatally wounded." Died Hay 3, 1945, in action on Luzon, Philippine Islands.

DUANE LEO KEIFFER, First Lieutenant, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address: Helena, Alfalfa County. Mrs. Roscoe F. Keiffer, Mother, Helena. Born November 25, 1925. Enlisted February 26, 1943. Decorations: Order of the Purple Heart; Air Medal; Oak Leaf Cluster. Member of the Methodist Church, Helena. Graduated from Helena High School in 1942, and was * a student a t Oklahoma A. & M., Stillwater, at the time of enlistment. Served with the 8th. Fighter Group, 35th. Squadron, Fifth Army Air Force. Died August 14, 1945, Kyusha Coast, Inland Sea. DOYLE PERRY KILGORE, Sergeant, U. S. Army. Home address: Keota, Haskell County. Mrs. Ethel Kilgore, Mother, Rte. 2, Keota. Born September 26, 1921. Enlisted March 7, 1941. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart, awarded posthumously. Died February 4, 1945, in the area of the Philippine Islands.
WILLIAM OLNEY LACY, First Lieutenant, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County. Mr. and Mrs. L. D. Lacy, Parents, 4500 North Kelley, Oklahoma City. Born August 28, 1922. Enlisted August 9, 1942. Decorations: Order of the Purple Heart; Air Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster. Member of the Lincoln Terrace Christian Church, Oklahonla City. Graduated from Northeast High School, Oklahoma City, in 1940. Attended Central State College, Edmond. Served as a Pilot of a P-47. The citation with the Air Medal read in part: "For meritorious achievement in destroying two enemy aircraft while on a fighter combat operation while over Germany and German occupied continental Europe." Died September 10, 1944 (official date), in action over Germany. KENNETH LEO LADD, Private, First Class, U. S. Army. Home address: Mutual, Woodward County. Mr. Walter W. Ladd, Father, Carmargo. Born June 22, 1924. Enlisted October 18, 1943. Decoration : Order of the Purple Heart. Graduated from Richmond High School May 19, 1943. Died November 8, 1944, a t Kommerscheidt, Germany.

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August 22, 1942. Served as a member of the lOlst Airborne Division, the first full Division to be cited by the War Department in the name of the President. I 1 awarding this citation, General 1 Dwight D. Eisenhower said: "The lOlst Airborne Division and attached units distinguished themselves in combat against powerful and aggressive enemy forces composed of elements of eight German Divisions during the period from December 18 to December 27, 1944, by extraordinary heroism and gallantry in defense of the key communications center of Bastogne, Belgium. This masterful and grimly determined defense denied the enemy even momentary success in an operation for which he paid dearly in men, material, and eventually morale. The outstanding courage and resourcefulness and undaunted determination of this gallant force are in keeping with the highest traditions of the Service." Died January 6, 1945, in action a t Bastogne, Belgium. LEV1 MANUS, Private, First Class, U. S. Army. Home address: Proctor, Adair County. Mr. Joe Manus, Father, Rte. 2, Proctor. Born June 19, 1924. Enlisted in the spring of 1944. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Died February 2, 1945, in action on Luzon, Philippine Islands. SYLVESTER JOHN MARX, ~ r i v a t k ,First Class, U. S. Army. Home address: Rlocane, Beaver County. Mr. John L. Marx, Father, Mocane. Born October 29, 1919. Enlisted in July, 1942. Attended the public schools of the Nye community. Served in the Infantry as a Machine Gunner. Died October 4, 1944 (official date), in action near Moivrons, France. WALTER MILLER MATTHEWS. Private, First Class, U. S. Army. Home address: Mulhall, Logan County. Mr. and Mrs. Frank D. Matthews, Parents, Mulhall. Born July 20, 1922. Enlisted January 18, 1943. Decorations : Combat Infantry Badge; Presidential Citation. Member of the Methodist Church. Graduated from Mulhall High School in 1941. Served with General Patton's Third Army. Died November 25, 1944, in action in Hurtgen Forest, near Hurtgen, Germany.

ROGER LEWIS MILLS, Captain, U. S. Army. Home address: Norman, Cleveland County. Mrs. Eleanor L. Mills, Wife, Hotel Lubbock, Lubbock, Texas. Born November 22, 1918. Enlisted February 18, 1941. Decorations: Order of the Purple Heart; Presidential Citation, both awarded posthumously. Member of the Presbyterian Church. Graduate of Norman High School; graduated from the University of Oklahoma with B. S. Degree in Civil Engineering, January, 1941. Died December 17, 1944 (official date), in action near Malmedy, Belgium.

HAROLD A. MOREY, First Lieutenant, U. S. Army. Home address: Tulsa, Tulsa County. Mr. E. E. Morey, Father, 417 S.

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Olympia, Tulsa, Born April 22, 1918. Enlisted in August, 1940. Member of the First Christian Church, Tulsa. Graduated from Oklahoma A. & M., Stillwater, in 1940. Held a perfect record for grade, high-school, and college attendance. Died in December, 1944, in action near the Island of Formosa. RALPH EDWARD MORGAN, Sergeant, U. S. Army. Home address : Commerce, Ottawa County. Mrs. Edna Morgan, Mother, Commerce. Born October 21, 1923. Enlisted January 3, 1943. Decorations : Silver Star ; Bronze Star Medal ; Presidential Unit Citation, all awarded posthumously. Attended public schools of Commerce. Served with the 37th. Infantry Division a t Bougainville, Guadalcanal, and New Caledonia. The citation with the Silver Star read in part: "Sergeant Morgan led the assault and moved steadily forward a t a crouch, firing his Browning Automatic Rifle from the hip. His fire kept the Japanese down in the pillbox and his squad was able to advance within hand grenade range. At this point, while reloading his weapon, he was fatally wounded by hostile machine gun fire. Sergeant Morgan's courageous action enabled his squad to quickly eliminate the hostile pillbox.'' Died April 29, 1945, in action on Luzon, .Philippine Islands. DEWEY D. MOORE, Private, U. S. Army. Home address: Milburn, Johnston County. Mrs. Sadie May Moore, Wife, Milburn. Born July 15, 1914. Enlisted January 26, 1944. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Died December 4, 1944, in France. KESTON EDWARD MULLEN, Private, First Class, U. S. Army. Home address : Wagoner, Wagoner County. M s Mattie E. Mulr. len, Mother, General Delivery, Wagoner. Born July 14, 1923. Enlisted February 11, 1942. Member of the Holiness Church. A t tended public schools of Wagoner County. Served as an ambulance driver. Died December 17, 1944, in action in Belgium. FLOYD LEROY MULLENNAX, Private, First Class, U. S. Army. Home address: Lela, Pawnee County. Mrs. Llewlleyn R. (Mullennax) Taylor, Wife, Sedan, Kansas. Born February 18, 1924. Enlisted, July 14, 1943. Graduated from Morrison High School. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Died February 5, 1945, in action a t Luxemburg, Germany. CHESTER R. NUNN, Private, First Class, U. S. Army. Home address: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County. Mrs. Madeline U. Nunn, Wife, 316 N. E. 26, Oklahoma City. Born April 17, 1919. Enlisted September 10, 1937. Decorations: Order of the Purple Heart; S i l v p Star. The citation with the Silver Star read in part: . . when the progress of Company w s being seriousa ly impeded by withering enemy machine gun fire, Private First Class Nunn, seizing an automatic rifle from a fallen comrade, ad-

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vanced on the well-emplaced machine nest, firing the rifle in continuous blasts. His heroic stratagem forced the hostile gun crew to abandon its position and withdraw to a nearby house where the Company captured eight of them." Died April 1, 1945, in action a t Obbedisson, Germany. ARNOLD PALMER, JR., Private, U. S. Army. Home address: Idabel, McCurtain County. Mrs. Sarah Palmer, Mother, Wheelock Academy, Millerton, Born February 27, 1925. Enlisted July 7, 1943. Decorations: Order of the Purple Heart, awarded twice: Presidential Citation. Attended Gray High School. Member of the "Warrior" football team. Served as a Paratrooper. Died September 19, 1944 (official date), in action near Nijmegem, Holland. AMBERSE A. PARKER, Private, First Class, U. S. Army. Home address: Okmulgee, Olrmulgee County. Mrs. Myrtle M. Parker, Wife, Okmulgee. Born June 13, 1918. Enlisted September 1, 1943. Decorations: Order of the Purple Heart, awarded three times; Combat Infantry Badge; Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal with seven Battle Participation Stars. Attended public schools of Seminole. Awarded Good Conduct Medal. Died May 30, 1945, in action on Okinawa, Ryukyu Islands. CLARENCE P. PECK, JR., Second Lieutenant, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address: Stillwater, Payne County. Mr. and Mrs. C. P. Peck, Parents, 805 College Avenue, Stillwater. Born May 16, 1921. Enlisted March 4, 1940. Member of the Presbyterian Church; member of DeMolay, Masonic Lodge and Eastern Star. Graduated from Stillwater High School in 1938. Attended Oklahoma A. & M., Stillwater. Commissioned as an observation Pilot a t Brooks Field, San Antonio, Texas. Died May 22, 1944 (official date), in action over France. FRANK MARION PINNEY, First Lieutenant, U. S. Army. Home address: Stillwater, Payne County. Mrs. F. M. Pinney, Mother, 1617 E. 21, Tulsa. Born September 12, 1917. Enlisted in May, 1941. Decorations: Order of the Purple Heart; Combat Infantry Badge; Bronze Star Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster; Presidential Citation. Member of the Christian Church, Stillwater. Past Master Counselor of the Stillwater Chapter of DeMolay. Graduate of Stillwater High School. Attended Oklahoma A. & M. 'three years, where he was a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity, Pershing Rifles, Scabbard and Blade, and the Aggie Society. Died April 13, 1945, in action a t Cebu City, Cebu, Philippine Islands.

JOHN T. PLUMB, JR., Staff Sergeant, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County. Mrs. Mattie Adams Plumb, Mother, Post Office Box No. 14, Oklahoma City. Born December 5, 1923. Enlisted in December, 1942. Decorations:

Order of the Purple Heart; Citation of Honor, both awarded posthumously. Member of the Capitol Hill Baptist Church, Oklahoma City. Student a t Capitol Hill High School at time of enlistment. Served as a Gunner on a B-24 (Liberator). Died October 10, 1944 (official date), in action in the South Pacific, southeast of Balikpapan, Borneo. LEON EVERETT POND, Private, U. S. Army. Home address: Depew, Creek County. Mrs. Hazel Pond, Mother, Rte. 2, Depew. Born December 7, 1924. Enlisted February 22, 1944. Attended the Baptist Church; Student in the public schools of Milfay, Oklahoma. Died February 7, 1945 (official date), in action in France. HERBERT LOUIS REYNERSON, Staff Sergeant, U. S. Army. Home address: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County. Mrs. Ruth E. Reynerson, Wife, 1906 N. W. 28, Oklahoma City. Born July 4, 1918. Enlisted June 2, 1942. Decorations: Order of the Purple Heart; Bronze Star Medal, both awarded posthumously. Member of First Christian Church, Hope, Arkansas. Attended Hope High School. The citation with the Bronze Star Medal read in part: "Sergeant Reynerson led his squad in an assault on a house from which an enemy machine gun was firing. He threw a smoke grenade through a window, but was killed by enemy fire as he dashed to the door of the house. Sergeant Reynerson's heroic selfsacrifice made possible the capture of this strong point and its defenders, who were forced out of the house by smoke, and promptly surrendered." Died March 9, 1945, in action near Heberingshof, Germany. CHESTER HUGH RICE, First Lieutenant, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address: Frederick, Tillman County. Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Rice, Parents, 203 S. 12, Frederick. Born April 27, 1921. Enlisted in September, 1942. Decorations: Order of the Purple Heart; Air Medal with four Oak Leaf Clusters. Member of the Presbyterian Church. Graduated from Frederick High School in 1939. Active in the 4 H and Future Farmers of America organizations. Served as Pilot of a P-51 Mustang fighter plane. Died August 13, 1944 (official date), in action near Falaise, Normandy, France. LEWIS DOUGLAS RICE, Major, U. S. Army Air corps; Home address: Frederick, Tillman County. Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Rice, Parents, 203 S. 12, Frederick. Born December 27, 1918. Enlisted in May, 1940. Member of the Presbyterian Church; Graduated from Frederick High School in 1936. Attended Oklahoma A. & M., Stillwater, and the University of Oklahoma, Norman. Served as Air Force Instructor, Randolph Field, San Antonio, and a t Amarillo, Dalhart, and Lubbock Army Air Fields; Assistant Chief Area Engineer and Head Test Pilot of Northern India and Burma. Died March 29, 1944, in India.

LESLIE BENTON ROBERTS, Private, First Class, U. S. Army. Home address: Kremlin, Garfield County. Mrs. John Roberts, Mother, Rte. 1, Kremlin. Born January 25, 1926. Enlisted March 22, 1944. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart; Presidential Citation. Attended the public schools of Kremlin. Died December 17, 1944 (official date), in action near Walsheim, Germany. HARRY TV. RODGERS, Sergeant, U. S. Army. Home address: Shawnee, Pottawatomie County. Mrs. Ollie Rodgers, Mother, 323 N. Aydelotte, Shawnee. Born August 4, 1922. Enlisted November 16, 1942. Decorations: Order of the Purple Heart; Combat Infantry Badge. Member of the Immanuel Baptist Church, Shawnee. Graduated from Shawnee High School May 23, 1941. Awarded Good Conduct Medal, and Expert Rifleman Medal. Died March 22, 1945, in action in Germany. JOHN PAUL SCROGGINS, Corporal, U. S. Army. Home address: Valliant, McCurtain County. Mr. John T. Scroggins, Father, Valliant. Born December 3, 1920. Enlisted July 29, 1942. Member of Methodist Church, Valliant. Served in the 893rd. Tank Destroyer Battalion. Died July 27, 1944, in action near Chorille, France. HERSHEL W. SMITH, Technical Sergeant, U. S. Army. Home address: Okmulgee, Okmulgee County. Mrs. Lucy C. Smith, Mother, 1118 N. Sherman, Okmulgee. Born November 10, 1924. Enlisted July 18, 1940. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Member of the Pentecostal Church. Attended public schools of Okmulgee. Served with the First Cavalry Division. Died February 25, 1945, in action on Luzon, Philippine Islands. JAMES E. SMITH, Private, First Class, U. S. Army. Home address: Broken Bow, McCurtain County. Mrs. Nora Lee Smith, Mother, Broken Bow. Born Map 12, 1924. Enlisted July 12, 1944. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Graduated from Broken Bow High School in May, 1943. Active in the work of the Future Farmers of America. Died May 19, 1945, in action near Matina, Mindanao, Philippine Islands. RAYMOND LEROY SMITH, Private, First Class, U. S. Army. Home address: Tulsa, Tulsa County. Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Smith, Parents, 920 S. Lawton, Tulsa. Born December 31, 1924. Enlisted May 10, 1943. Graduated from Muldrow High School in May, 1942. Awarded Good Conduct and Marksmanship Medals. Served in the Fifth Cavalry Division. Died February 20, 1945, in action a t Pasay, near Manila, Philippine Islands. PHILIP F'REDERIC SMITHTJNE, Second Lieutenant, U. S. Army. Home address: El Reno, Canadian County. Julie Smithline, Mother, 510 S. Roberts, E l Reno. Born October 5, 1921. Enlisted in August, 1940. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Member of the Ln-

theran Church, Honolulu, T. H. Graduated from Honolulu High School June 6, 1940. Served in New Zealand, New Guinea, and the Philippine Islands. Died Febroarg 8, 1945, in action on Lnwn, Philippine Islands. WILLARDEAN SPARKS, Private, U. S. Army. Home address: Mangum, Greer County. Mrs. Cecil N. Weaver, Mother, 201 W. Johnson St., Mangum. Born February 14, 1919. Enlisted December 26, 1942. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Member of the Baptist Church. Attended public schools of Mangum. Awarded Marksmanship Medal. Served with a Refrigeration Unit of the Engineer Corps. Died December 2, 1944, in France. CLIFFORD JOHN TAYLOR, Corporal, U. S. Marine Corps. Home address: Broken Arrow, Tulsa County. Mr. and Mrs. Robert Taylor, Parents, Broken Arrow. Born January 9, 1921. Enlisted November 5, 1942. Decorations: Order of the Purple Heart; Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal. Member of the Assembly of God Church., Graduated from the Broken Arrow High School in 1940. Served with the Sixth Division of the Marine Corps. Died May 23, 1945, in action on Okinawa, Ryukyu Islands. AUBREY ELLIS TEAGUE, Technical Sergeant, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address : Kingston, Marshall County. Mr. Anderson Teague, Father, 514 W. 10th St., Ada. Born October 10, 1915. Enlisted October 28, 1942. Decoration : Order of the Purple Heart. Graduated from Kingston High School in 1934. Held by the Germans as a prisoner of war, when his plane was shot down over Osnabruk; sent to the Stalag Luft Four Prison Camp, where it was said by a fellow American prisoner, that he was shot in the back by a German prison guard, for no given reason. Died June 21, 1944, Luft Prison Camp Four, near Frankfurt, Germany. DON FRANCIS TaARP, Private, U. S. Army. Home address: Kingfisher, Kingfisher County. M s Alyce Wakeman Tharp, Wife, r. Kingfisher. Born March 27, '1917. Enlisted in April, 1944. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Member of the Junior Chamber of Commerce, Wellington, Kansas. Died January 2, 1945, in action in Belgium. DAVID SLEETH THOMAS, Sergeant, U. S. Army. Home address: Perry, Noble County. Reverend and Mrs. David Thomas, Parents, 517 West, Stillwater. Born June 10, 1924. Enlisted May 25, 1943. Decorations: Order of the Purple Heart twice, the last one awarded posthumously; Combat Infantry Badge; Citation of Honor; Silver Star, posthumously awarded. Member of the Presbyterian Church, Perry. Graduated from Perry High School, 1941, where he served as President of the Student Council, and as President of the Honor Society during his senior year. Attended Park College, Parkville, BGssouri, and Oklahoma A. & M., Stillwater.

Served with the "Timber Wolves", 104th. Infantry Division, 413th Regiment. The citation with the Silver Star read in part: "Skillfully maneuvering his squad in advance to relieve a besieged platoon, Sergeant Thomas exposed himself to enemy fire to lead his men forward. Reaching a point 25 yards from an enemy machine gun, he coolly raised himself to an upright position, shot two enemy soldiers and rushed the enemy positions. I n the fierce fire-fight that followed Sergeant Thomas was mortally wounded, but his men, inspired by the gallantry of their leader, captured the objective." Died March 24, 1945, in action in the vicinity of Asbach, Germany.

KENNETH EDWIN THOMAS, Sergeant, U. S. Army. Home address: Hominy, Osage County. Mrs. Vesta C. Thomas, Mother, Hominy. Born January 13, 1925. Enlisted July 12, 1943. Oraduated from Wildhorse High School May 13, 1943. Died January 29, 1945, in action on Luzon, Philippine Islands. FRED MARVIN THOMPSON, Second Lieutenant, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address: Tulsa, Tulsa County. Mr. N. A. Thompson, Father, 2616 E. 13th, Tulsa. Born September 12, 1922. Enlisted February 26, 1943. Member of the First Presbyterian Church, Tulsa ; President of Christian Endeavor -and Sunday School Class at that church. Attended Oklahoma A. & M., Stillwater, where he was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity. Former Assistant Scoutmaster of Troop 32, Tulsa. Active in sports. Served as CoPilot of a cargo plane flying supplies "Over the Hump" in India. Died June 19, 1944, in action near Sylhet, Assam, India. JACK DONALD TROUTT, Private, First Class, U. S. Army. Home address: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County. Mrs. Idella Ander1 son, Mother, 2205 N. Kate, Oklahoma City. Born March 1 , 1922. Enlisted March 11, 1944. Decoration: Order of the Purple TTeart, awarded posthumously. Member of the Baptist Church. Attended public schools of Earlsboro and Blanchard. Died December 7, 1944, in action in Germany. T. J. TRUITT, Private, First Class, U. S. Army. Home address: Altus, Jackson County. Mrs. Lela 0. Truitt, Mother, 216 E. Liveoak, Altus. Born October 9, 1921. Enlisted in the autumn of 1942. Decorations: Order of the Purple Heart; Bronze Star Medal. Member of the Tabernacle Baptist Church. Attended grammar and high school a t Friendship School, Jackson County. Died May 21, 1945, in action on Okinawa Island, Ryukyu Islands. CARL JOE VESTAL, Private, U. S. Army. Home address: Lawton, Comanche County. Mrs. Mamie Vestal, Mother, 1208 D St., Lawton. Born March 29, 1912. Enlisted October 2, 1942. Decorations : Order of the Purple Heart ; Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Mehd with two Battle Participation Stars. Attended Marlow

High School. Awarded Good Conduct Medal. Died February 16, 1945, in action on Luzon, Philippine Islands. FRED WESLEY WALKER, Private, First Class, U. S. Army. Home address: Butler, Custer County. Mrs. Doris Faye Walker, Wife, Butler. Born December 4, 1923. Enlisted July 30, 1944. Decorations : Order of the Purple Heart ; Combat Infantry Badge ; Bronze Star Medal, awarded posthumously. Graduated from Butler High School in May, 1942. Member of High School Band, and active in sports. The citation with the Bronze Star read in part: ". . . His Company was assaulting an enemy 75mm gun position when a call for volunteers to knock out the gun was answered by Private Walker and two other men. With the two men, he advanced across an open field under heavy sniper and machine-gun fire. The patrol made ,their way to the gun position, killing five of the enemy on the way. When they reached the gun position, Private Walker volunteered to stay and guard it. Before reinforcements came up, Private Walker killed three of the five Japs who attempted to retake the gun. His heroic and courageous actions in the face of grave danger were an inspiration to all who witnessed them." Died May 12, 1945, in action on Okinawa, Rykuyu Islands. THOMAS JEROME WEBSTER., Captain, U. S. Marine Corps Reserve. Home address : Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County. Dr. Vera Bucheit, Aunt, 510 Leonhardt Building, Oklahoma City. Born July 13, 1918. Enlisted November 30, 1940. Graduated from Notre Dame University, South Bend, Indiana, in June, 1940, with a B. S. Degree. Died January 16, 1943, on board the Hospital Ship Solace, from wounds received in action on Guadalcanal. VINCENT EDGAR WEEMS, Seaman, Second Class, U. S. Naval Reserve. Home address: Olustee, Jackson County. Mr. Oran Weems, Father, Olustee. Born April 13, 1924. Enlisted May 28, 1944. Decorations: Order of the Purple Heart, and World War I1 Victory Medal, both awarded posthumously. Member of the Methodist Church. Graduated from Midway High School, Jackson County, May 28, 1942. Attended Hardin Junior College, Wichita Falls, Texas. Died June 16, 1945 (official date), while serving aboard the U. S. S. Twiggs, which was hit by a Japanese suicide plane off the coast of Okinama, Rykuyu Islands.

LEROY WHALEY, Private, U. S. Army. Home address: Holdenville, Hughes County. Mr. H. H. Whaley, Father, Holdenville. Born March 4, 1926. Enlisted August 22, 1944. Decoration : Order of the Purple Heart. Attended public schools of Spaulding, Oklahoma. Awarded Sharpshooter Medal. Died February 22, 1945, in action in Alsace-Lorraine, France.

KENNETH (KENNITH) UTAH WILLIAMS, Staff Sergeant, U. S. Army. Home address: Ada, Pontotoc County. M s Dorothy r. (Williams) Weeks, Wife, 710 W. Monroe St., Belleville, Illinois. Born April 24, 1924. Enlisted December 7, 1943. Decorations: Order of the Purple Heart; Bronze Star Medal, awarded posthumously. Attended high school a t Vanoss. The citation with the Bronze Star Medal read in part: ". . . On the morning of 16 December, while in pursuit of two enemy soldiers armed with machine pistols, Sergeant Williams came upon a wounded enemy officer and took him prisoner. Later in the day, working his way well forward of his own lines, Sergeant Williams discovered three . enemy tanks firing a t a unit on his organization's flank. Returning with information, Sergeant Williams so accurately reported his observations, that artillery and tank destroyer fire drove the enemy armored vehicles from their advantageous positions. " Died December 29, 1944, in action near Luxemburg, Germany. ISAAC CL4RENCE WILLIAlVlSON, Staff Sergeant, U. S. Army. Home address: Headrick, Jackson County. Mrs. Drucy J. 1451liamson, Mother, Headrick, Born February 19, 1924. Enlisted April 27, 1943. Decoration : Bronze Star Medal. Attended Wheeler School, near Wilson. Awarded Sharpshooter Medal. The citation with the Bronze Star read in part: ". . . When his patrol leader became lost during a fire fight, Staff Sergeant Williamson assumed command of the patro1;reorganized his men, and led them back to the company, returning with vital information of enemy dispositions." Died October 6, 1944, in action at Espinal, France. CHARLES KING WILSON, Fireman, Second Class, U. S. Naval Reserve. Home address: Claremore, Rogers County. Mr. and Mrs. Charles M. Wilson, Parents, Rte. 2, Claremore. Born June 10, 1920. Enlisted December 17, 1941. Decorations: Order of the Purple Heart ; World War I1 Victory Medal, awarded posthumously. Member of the Baptist Church, Sageeyah. Graduated from Claremore High School in 1938. Attended Northeastern Oklahoma Junior College, Miami, 1940-1941. Served aboard the U. S. S. Jarvis. Died July 12, 1945 (official date), when the Ship was presumably lost on its way to the repair base at Nouema, after being badly damaged by enemy action off Guadalcanal.

WAYNE E. WILSON, Private, U. S. Army. Home address: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County. Mrs. Rosie Surface, Mother, Rte. 2, Oklahoma City. Born March 30, 1921. Enlisted October 24, 1942. Decorations : Order of the Purple Heart ; Presidential Unit Citation; European Theatre of Operations Medal with three Battle Participation Stars. Member of First Brethren Church, Gratis, Ohio. Graduated from Loveland High School, Tillman County, in 1941. Awarded Good Conduct Medal. Served as a Paratrooper with the

l O l s t Airborne Division. Died December 22, 1944, in action at Bastogne, Belgium. JAMES CALVIN WITHERSPOON, Private, U. S. Army. Home address : Jones, Oklahoma County. M s Bessie Witherspoon, r. Mother, Rte. 2, Spencer. Born August 31, 1925. Enlisted early in November, 1944. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Member of the 4-H Club. Student a t Jones High School at time of enlistment. Died September 16, 1944, in action in Italy. D O M E D. WOLFKILL, Private, U. S. Army. Home address: Britton, Oklahoma County. Mrs. Lorretta Wolfkill, Wife, 116 W. Bradford, Britton. Born January 30, 1917. Enlisted June 1, 1943. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Member of the Baptist Church. Attended Putnam City High School. Died August 7, 1944, in aotion in New Guinea.

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GUILLERMO ABREGO, Technical Sergeant, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address : Enid, Garfield County (from Laredo, Webb County, Texas), Mrs. Frances Abrego, Wife, 1012 North Washington, Enid. Born February 10, 1922. Enlisted 1940. Decoration : Order of the Purple Heart. Attended Martin High School. Member of Catholic Church. Trained a t Randolph Field, Texas, and Enid Army Air Field, Oklahoma. Died June 20, 1945, in action on Tinian Island, Marianas Islands, Central Pacific. HOBERT STEELE BAKER, Second Lieutenant, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address: Okmulgee, O h u l g e e County. Mrs. Ruth S. Baker, Mother, 2914 West Broadway, Muskogee. Born January 13, 1923. Enlisted June 3, 1941. Graduated from Okmulgee High School on May 29, 1941. Eagle Scout rating in Boy Scouts. Commissioned June 30, 1943. Served as CO-Pilot on B-24. Listed as missing in action until January, 1946. Died December 1 1943, in , tropical storm on bombing mission, near island of Mille, Marshall Islands, Central Pacific.
Chronides, is the preservation of a record of the fnteresta and achievements of each one of these who gave their livea in the eervice of their cauntry i n World War 1 . These records in the Archives of the Oklahoma Hktorfcal 1 Society will hold their memory in honor and will be a source of pride to their relatives and to all who have an interest in Oklahoma hiittom in the years to come. Many remrds have been completed and placed on file in the W r Memorial and many a m yet to be sent in by relative8 when a these can be reached by letters sent out by the Editorial Department. We rsk that if additional information in received with reference to any service record that this be sent to the Oklahoma Hf8torical Society to be placed With the papel'# drerdy O ffl8.-MtWbl& n Wtfght.

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GLENN V. BARBER, Private, First Class, U. 8. Army. Home adclres: T h , Tulsa County. Mrs. Ida Sliger, Mother, 824 North Z n s Tulsa 4. Born August 25, 1917. Enlisted Mareh 3, 1 4 . ui, 91 Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Attended public who01 st 8and Springs, and high school at Denair, California. Enlisted ia California National Guard in 1939. Awarded Expert Infantryman and Good Conduct medals in service. Died February 2, 1945, in action near Bamban on Luzon, Philippine Islands. U I O N E. BAYLES, JR., Private, First Class, U. S. Army. Home address: Stilwell, Adair County. M s Lucille A. Bayles, Wife, Stilr. well, Born April 25, 1919. Enlisted July 18, 1944. Decorations: Order of the Purple Heart; Combat Infantry Badge. Graduated from High School, St. Paul, Arkansas, in 1939 . Served in combat six weeks with the 78th Division, First Army. Died March 5, 1945, in action at crossing of the Erft Canal in the vicinity of Euskimhen, Germany. LOYD FRANCIS BEACH, Machinist's Mate, Second Class, U. S. Navy. Home address : Bethany, Oklahoma County. M s Edna r. Beach Plunk, Wife, 211 Tidwell Road, Houston 9, Texas. Born December 24, 1908. Enlisted in October, 1943. Decorations : Order of the Purple Heart; Presidential Citation ; thirteen Battle Participation Stars; Victory Medal-World War 11. Attended public school at Pocasset, Oklahoma. Member of Missionary Baptist Church. a Served aboard the U.S.S. Bunker Hill, aircraft carrier. Died M y 11, 1945, in action when the U.S.S. Bunker Hill was struck by a Jap suicide plane near New Britain, Southwest Pacific. RICHA1I.D HOLBROOK BECKER, Signalman, First Class, U. S. Navy, Home address: Tulsa, Tulsa County. Mr. and Mrs. Jack A. Becker, Parents, 2229 South Florence Ave., Tulsa 4. Born Decernber 4, 1919. Enlisted July 5, 1940. Decorations: American Dzfense Medal ;