July 3, 2015
Oroville Mercury Register
June 27, 1946
Army Releases Its List Of Dead
Missing Butte County List Is Published Here
An Honor List released by the War Department today shows that 107
persons from Butte County are dead or missing from World War II.
The list contains the latest and most complete data available on
military personnel (Navy and Marine Corp not included) who were
killed, died, or have remained missing between the President’s declaration
of unlimited national emergency on May 27, 1941 and Jan.31, 1946,
when the report was concluded. The number of missing persons is
being reduced daily through operation of army search teams in all
theaters of operations.
Type of casualty given below are KIA, killed in action; DOW, died
of wounds: DOI, died of injuries: DNB, died non-battle: and FOD,
finding of death, Missing persons are marked simply M.
The list from Butte County is: Akin, Charlie F. Pvt., KIA. Anderson,
Robert V. Pfc., DNB. Ashley, Elmer M. Pvt., KIA, Babcock, Byrl L.
Pvt., DNB. Baer, Thomas D.S. Sgt., KIA. Bagwell, John M. Jr., Cpl.,
DNB. Bailey, Lloyd E. Pvt., KIA . Banghart, Robert E. Pvt., KIA.
Barnes, George B. Pfc., KIA. Barrett, Johnnie W. S. Sgt., KIA .
Bisset, Warren R. Pvt., DNB . Boyd, George D. Pvt. DNB. Bradford,
Henry F. Pvt. KIA. Campbell Raymand E. Pfc., KIA . Caplinger, Harley
S. Pvt. DNB. Capps, Norman E. Pfc., KIA. Capps, Vernon L. Pvt.,
DNB. Caywood, Clinton L. 2nd Lt., KIA. Chapman, Ralph E. T. Sgt.,
DNB. Clewett, Kenneth W. 1st Lt., M. Cole,Willis W. S. Sgt., FOD.
Cummings, John H.T. Sgt., KIA. Darling, Stanley B.T. Sgt., FOD.
Davis, Arthur L. Cpl., DNB. Day, LeRoy L. Pvt., KIA,. Dodini, Edward
F. Pfc., DNB. Entler, Paul L. Tec5, KIA. Fisher, Harold C. Pfc.,
DOW. Foster, Gordon P.S. Sgt., KIA. Foster, Stanley M. Capt., DNB.
Goodwin, Eugene A. Pvt., KIA. Guynn, Ashley LM. Capt., KIA. Hammer,
Leslie C. Pfc., DNB. Hampton, Lenard C. Pfc., KIA. Hansen, Donald
G. T. Sgt., KIA. Hanson, Tommie M. Pfc., KIA. Harris, Everett L.
2nd Lt., FOD. Harvey, Clyde M. Pfc., KIA. Haver, Robert E. Pvt.,
KIA. Hecox, Max L. 1st Lt., KIA. Holloway, Willard H. Pfc., DOW.
Hugh, Lloyd E. Cpl. DNB, Jacobes, Earl J. 1st Lt., DNB. Jernberg,
Innes A. Pfc., DNB. Johnson Burl, Pfc., KIA. Johnson, Emery B. T.
Sgt., KIA. Justus, Raymond D. Pfc., KIA. Kemp, James L. 2nd Lt.,
KIA. Kibler, Carlos R. 2nd Lt. DNB, King, Howard G. 2nd Lt. KIA.
Landon, Donald A. Sgt., KIA. Larremore, Elton F. 2nd Lt., DNB. Ledger,
Emery G. Pvt., KIA. Lee, Harold J. S. Sgt., KIA. Lewis, Arvie L.
Pvt., DNB. Lindstrom, Mitchell M. S. Sgt., KIA. Lobdell, Ray B.
2nd Lt., DNB. Lofgren, Maurice A. Capt., DNB. Love, Joseph M.. Sgt.,
DNB. March Herbert R. 2nd Lt. DNB. March, Hubert R. 2nd Lt., DNB.
Mathauser, John, Cpl., KIA. McCallan, Rodney L. Pfc., DNB. McHenry,
Richard L. Pfc., KIA. Miller, Harry W. Jr. Cpl. DNB. Moore, Gail
E. Jr. 1st Lt., FOD. Morgan, Lester T. Pvt., KIA. Noel, Harold P.
Sgt., KIA. Norlie, Merle O. 2nd Lt., DNB. Obrien, Kenneth J. Maj.,
KIA. Onstott, Gordon L. 1st Lt., KIA. Orner, Ray B. Jr. M.Sgt.,
FOD. Picker, Arden E. Pvt., DNB. Ponke, Leo F. S. Sgt., DNB. Porter,
Daryl W. 2nd Lt., Pfc., KIA. Powell, Donald L. Pfc., KIA. Rabe,
Edward G. Cpl., KIA. Ray, Donald W. 1st Lt., DNB. Roberts, Wallace
M. S. Sgt., FOD. Robertson, Carl M. Pfc., KIA. Robinson, Beverly
C. Capt. KIA. Sample, Carl A. Pfc., KIA. Schulze, Garnett D. T.
Sgt., KIA. Scott, Harold A. Capt., DOW. Scott, Harry, Pvt. KIA.
Seay, Corbin W. Wojg., DNB. Shannon, Harold C. Jr. 2nd Lt., DNB.
Shivers, Elvin E. Pvt., DOW. Shone, Thomas, B., Capt., KIA. Simpson,
Robert L. Fl. O., FOD. Spencer, Thomas A. Sgt., M. Squires, Charles
G. 2nd Lt., DNB. Stephens, James C. Jr. S. Sgt., FOD. Strang, Harold
A. S. Sgt., DNB. Tieck. Robert H. 1st. Lt., DNB. Triplett, Verner
M. SGT., KIA. Turk, Walter M. 2nd Lt., DNB. Turner, Wendell L. Pfc.,
KIA. Tuttle, Frank D. 2nd Lt., DNB. Walker, Melvin T. Pfc., KIA.
Walsh, Thomas J. Tec5., DNB. Wassum, Warren M. Pfc., DNB Watson,
Earl L. 1st Sgt., KIA. Welch, Thomas K. S.Sgt., KIA.
From the desk of Marianne Aleck:
Giants Game Getaway Ticket Winner Skip West Congratulations
to local resident Skip West for being the big winner of the S.F.
Giants Weekend Getaway! Skip told me when he attended the Veterans
Memorial Bridge Ceremony he stopped by the BBQ at the Veterans Memorial
Hall. While there he picked up Tile forms for his father and grandfather
and bought $20 worth of tickets. Skip will be taking his son Spencer
with him to the ball game who as it happens will be celebrating
his 32nd birthday the day of the game!!! What a great Birthday Weekend
for father and son. Skip comes from a military family. His grandpa
fought in WWI, his father served in WWII and his Uncle Tom served
in the early years of Vietnam. Although not a veteran himself Skip
was a purser on an airline that shuttled troops into Kuwait from
Okinawa Japan and Germany during the Iraq War. He recalled the thick
black skies from the many oil fields that were ablaze. Thank you
Skip West, and all who bought tickets for this worthy cause. We
raise roughly $3200 from ticket sales and helped to keep the Veterans
Memorial Park fresh in people’s minds. Stu’s Notes; I just picked
up this 1946 newspaper and there was this list. I sure could have
used it 14 years ago. Through a lot of research we have found most
of these men and one Woman, Pvt. Byrl L. Babcock DNB, of course
through the years we have also found many of their stories. Thank
you Skip and to your family who served so well.