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Verbanic, Walter Harold Crewmember 327th Bomber Squadron, 92nd Bomber Group.

Rank and Name, Second Lieutenant Walter Harold Verbanic.

Unit/Placed in, 327th Bomber Squadron, 92nd Bomber Group.

 

Walter is born approx. on 1924 in Kansas City, Kansas.

Father, John J. Verbanic.

Mother, Mary C. (Stefanavc) Verbanic.

Sister(s), Mary, Anna R. and Elizabeth A. Verbanic.

Brother(s), Joseph F. John T. Albert, Edward E. and Raymond A. Verbanic.

 

Walter enlisted the service in Kansas with service number # O-746965.

 

Walter‘s crew-members and their position on-board the plane a B-17  were,

2nd Lt.          Bernard R. Swart              Pilot                     

1st Lt.           Everett C.  Brown             Co-Pilot

2nd Lt.          Jim Good                         Navigator

2nd Lt.          Walter H.  Verbanic           Bombardier

SSgt.            Kenneth Jodrie                 Engineer/Top turret Gunner

SSgt.            Emmett Tucker                Radio-Operator/Top turret

Sgt.              George Smith                    Ball Turret Gunner

Sgt.              Roy  C. Davis                    Waist-Gunner/Ball Turret

Sgt.              Robert blohm                  Left waist-Gunner

Sgt.              Wesley McDannel              Tail Gunner

Walter was KIA when they were shot by enemy Plane’s and crashed near Sieburg, Germany on a mission to Frankfurt am Main on 2 March 1944, he is honored with a Purple Heart, Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, Army Presidential Unit Citation, European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.

 

Walter is buried/mentioned at Zachary Taylor National Cemetery

Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky, USA.

 

Thanks to,

Jean Louis Vijgen, ww2-Pacific.com and ww2-europe.com.

Air Force Info, Rolland Swank.

ABMC Website, https://abmc.gov

Marines Info, https://missingmarines.com/    Geoffrey Roecker

Seabees History Bob Smith  https://seabeehf.org/

Navy Info, http://navylog.navymemorial.org

POW Info, http://www.mansell.com    Dwight Rider and Wes injerd.

Philippine Info, http://www.philippine-scouts.org/ Robert Capistrano

National Historian

Navy Seal Memorial,  http://www.navysealmemorials.com

Family Info, https://www.familysearch.org

Info, https://www.pacificwrecks.com/

Medals Info, https://www.honorstates.org

Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com

Tank Destroyers, http://www.bensavelkoul.nl/

WordPress en/of Wooncommerce oplossingen, https://www.siteklusjes.nl/

Military Recovery,  https://www.dpaa.mil/

Good, James Leonard Crewmember 327th Bomber Squadron, 92nd Bomber Group.

Rank and Name, Second Lieutenant James Leonard Good.

Unit/Placed in, 327th Bomber Squadron, 92nd Bomber Group.

 

James is born approx. on 1921 in Kentucky.

 

James enlisted the service in Oklahoma with service number #O-449165.

 

James ‘s crew-members and their position on-board the plane a B-17  were,

2nd Lt.          Bernard R. Swart              Pilot

1st Lt.           Everett C.  Brown             Co-Pilot

2nd Lt.          James L. Good                  Navigator

2nd Lt.          Walter H.  Verbanic           Bombardier

SSgt.            Kenneth Jodrie                 Engineer/Top turret Gunner

SSgt.            Emmett Tucker                Radio-Operator/Top turret

Sgt.              George Smith                    Ball Turret Gunner

Sgt.              Roy  C. Davis                    Waist-Gunner/Ball Turret

Sgt.              Robert blohm                  Left waist-Gunner

Sgt.              Wesley McDannel              Tail Gunner

James was KIA when they were shot by enemy Plane’s and crashed near Bonn on 2 March 1944, he is honored with a Purple Heart, Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, Army Presidential Unit Citation, European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.

 

James is buried/mentioned Rosehill Cemetery and Mausoleum

Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA.

 

Thanks to,

Jean Louis Vijgen, ww2-Pacific.com and ww2-europe.com.

Air Force Info, Rolland Swank.

ABMC Website, https://abmc.gov

Marines Info, https://missingmarines.com/    Geoffrey Roecker

Seabees History Bob Smith  https://seabeehf.org/

Navy Info, http://navylog.navymemorial.org

POW Info, http://www.mansell.com    Dwight Rider and Wes injerd.

Philippine Info, http://www.philippine-scouts.org/ Robert Capistrano

National Historian

Navy Seal Memorial,  http://www.navysealmemorials.com

Family Info, https://www.familysearch.org

Info, https://www.pacificwrecks.com/

Medals Info, https://www.honorstates.org

Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com

Tank Destroyers, http://www.bensavelkoul.nl/

WordPress en/of Wooncommerce oplossingen, https://www.siteklusjes.nl/

Military Recovery,  https://www.dpaa.mil/

 

Swart, Bernhard Ralph Crewmember 327th Bomber Squadron, 92nd Bomber Group.

Rank and Name, Second Lieutenant Bernhard Ralph Swart.

Unit/Placed in, 327th Bomber Squadron, 92nd Bomber Group.

 

Bernhard is born approx. on 1 Sep. 1919 in Washington, Pennsylvania.

Father, Samuel J. Swart.

Mother, Margaret (Bell) Swart.

Sister(s), Helen M. Swart.

Brother(s), Harold W. and Samuel R. Swart.

 

Bernhard enlisted the service in Pennsylvania with service number # 0-801220.

 

Bernhard‘s crew-members and their position on-board the plane a B-17  were,

2nd Lt.          Bernard R. Swart              Pilot

1st Lt.           Everett C. Brown              Co-Pilot

2nd Lt.          Jim Good                         Navigator

2nd Lt.          Walter H.  Verbanic           Bombardier

SSgt.            Kenneth Jodrie                 Engineer/Top turret Gunner

SSgt.            Emmett Tucker                Radio-Operator/Top turret

Sgt.              George Smith                    Ball Turret Gunner

Sgt.              Roy  C. Davis                    Waist-Gunner/Ball Turret

Sgt.              Robert blohm                  Left waist-Gunner

Sgt.              Wesley McDannel              Tail Gunner

Bernhard was KIA when they were shot by enemy Plane’s and crashed near Bonn on 2 March 1944, he is honored with a Purple Heart, Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, Army Presidential Unit Citation, European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.

 

Bernhard is buried/mentioned at Zachary Taylor National Cemetery

Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky, USA.

 

Thanks to,

Jean Louis Vijgen, ww2-Pacific.com and ww2-europe.com.

Air Force Info, Rolland Swank.

ABMC Website, https://abmc.gov

Marines Info, https://missingmarines.com/    Geoffrey Roecker

Seabees History Bob Smith  https://seabeehf.org/

Navy Info, http://navylog.navymemorial.org

POW Info, http://www.mansell.com    Dwight Rider and Wes injerd.

Philippine Info, http://www.philippine-scouts.org/ Robert Capistrano

National Historian

Navy Seal Memorial,  http://www.navysealmemorials.com

Family Info, https://www.familysearch.org

Info, https://www.pacificwrecks.com/

Medals Info, https://www.honorstates.org

Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com

Tank Destroyers, http://www.bensavelkoul.nl/

WordPress en/of Wooncommerce oplossingen, https://www.siteklusjes.nl/

Military Recovery,  https://www.dpaa.mil/

Tarpey, Timothy Nicholas

Rank and Name, Second Lieutenant Timothy Nicholas Tarpey.

Unit/Placed in, 858th Bomber Squadron, 492nd Bomber Group (Heavy).

 

Timothy was born approx. on July 16, 1919 in Passaic County, New Jersey.

 

Father, Timothy Tarpey.

Mother, Catherine Tarpey.

Sisters, Eileen and Catherine Tarpey.

Brothers, John and Joseph Tarpey.

 

Timothy entered  the service from New Jersey with service number # O-696273.

 

Timothy N. Tarpey was a Bombardier in the 858th Bomber Squadron.

 

Timothy’s crewmembers onboard the B-24;

2nd Lt.         Lloyd H. Herbert               Pilot

2nd Lt.         William L. Covington          Co Pilot

2nd Lt.         Harold M. Bachman           Navigator

2nd Lt.         Timothy N. Tarpey            Bombardier

S/Sgt.           Joe O. Powell Jr.               Engineer

S/Sgt.           Lawrence E. Nursall Nose   Gunner

Sgt.              Maraha L.W. Johnson         Right Waist Gunner

Sgt.              Vincent J. Kalata              Left Waist Gunner

Sgt.              George F. Guy Jr.              Top Ball Turret Gunner

Sgt.              Louis W. Brooks                 Ball Turret Gunner

 

Timothy was KIA when his plane crashed on the mission after being attacked by various enemy aircraft, on May 19, 1944, he is honored with an Air Medal, Purple Heart, Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, Army Presidential Unit Citation, European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.

 

Timothy was is buried at Netherlands American Cemetery and Memorial, Margraten, Eijsden-Margraten Municipality, Limburg, Netherlands.

 

But his remains were recovered and now is buried at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA.

 

 

Thanks to http://www.492ndbombgroup.com/cgi-bin/pagepilot.cgi?page=492home

Jean Louis Vijgen, ww2-Pacific.com and ww2-europe.com.

Air Force Info, Rolland Swank.

ABMC Website, https://abmc.gov

Marines Info, https://missingmarines.com/    Geoffrey Roecker

Seabees History Bob Smith  https://seabeehf.org/

Navy Info, http://navylog.navymemorial.org

POW Info, http://www.mansell.com    Dwight Rider and Wes injerd.

Philippine Info, http://www.philippine-scouts.org/ Robert Capistrano

National Historian

Navy Seal Memorial,  http://www.navysealmemorials.com

Family Info, https://www.familysearch.org

Info, https://www.pacificwrecks.com/

Medals Info, https://www.honorstates.org

Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com

Tank Destroyers, http://www.bensavelkoul.nl/

WordPress en/of Wooncommerce oplossingen, https://www.siteklusjes.nl/

Military Recovery,  https://www.dpaa.mil/

 

 

When an individual’s remains have been accounted for by the U.S. Department of Defense, a rosette is placed next to the name on the Wall/Tablet/Court of the Missing to mark that the person now rests in a known gravesite.

Creed, John S.

Rank and Name, 1st Lieutenant (Pilot) John S. Creed.

Unit/Placed in, 333rd Bomber Squadron, 94th Bomber Group (Heavy).

 

There was not a lot known (MACR) on 1st Lt. John S. Creed, it seems he was hit by FLAK on the Mission the Co-Pilot brought the plane back to base (Rougham Airfield).

 

John was born on Aug. 30, 1922 in Rutland County, Vermont.

Father, Merrill E. Creed.

Mother, Anna (Mcguirk) Creed.

Sister, Betty Creed.

Brother(s), Joseph and Edward Creed.

 

John enlisted  the service at Vermont with serial number # O-768463.

 

John S. Creed was a Pilot on a  B-17 in the 333rd Bomber Squadron.

 

John was KIA when they were hit by Flak over the Target, on April  8, 1945, and he is honored with a Air Medal, Purple Heart, Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, Army Presidential Unit Citation, European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.

 

John was first buried at Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial, Coton, South Cambridgeshire District, Cambridgeshire, England.

 

John is buried at Calvary Cemetery, Rutland County, Vermont.

 

Thanks to http://www.8thafhs.org/

Jean Louis Vijgen, ww2-Pacific.com and ww2-europe.com.

Air Force Info, Rolland Swank.

ABMC Website, https://abmc.gov

Marines Info, https://missingmarines.com/    Geoffrey Roecker

Seabees History Bob Smith  https://seabeehf.org/

Navy Info, http://navylog.navymemorial.org

POW Info, http://www.mansell.com    Dwight Rider and Wes injerd.

Philippine Info, http://www.philippine-scouts.org/ Robert Capistrano

National Historian

Navy Seal Memorial,  http://www.navysealmemorials.com

Family Info, https://www.familysearch.org

Info, https://www.pacificwrecks.com/

Medals Info, https://www.honorstates.org

Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com

Tank Destroyers, http://www.bensavelkoul.nl/

WordPress en/of Wooncommerce oplossingen, https://www.siteklusjes.nl/

Military Recovery,  https://www.dpaa.mil/

Geagan Jr. , James Waldron

Rank and Name, First Lieutenant James Waldron Geagan jr.

Unit/Placed in, 44th Field Artillery Battalion (Battery-C, M7-Priest Platoon), 4th Infantry Division ”Ivy”.

 

James was born on July 15, 1920 in Evangeline Parish County, Louisiana.

 

Father, James W. Geagan Sr.

Mother, Catherine H. Geagan.

 

James  enlisted  the service at Louisiana with serial number #. O-446381.

 

James W. Geagan jr. was a 1e Lieutenant in the 44th Field Artillery Battalion.

 

James was KIA when a shell exploded and Destroyed his M7 near Avaranches, France on July 25, 1944, and he is honored with the Purple Heart, Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, Army Presidential Unit Citation, European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.

 

James was first buried at Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial.

But in 1948 was reburied at Masonic Cemetery #2, New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana.

 

 

Thanks to https://colonelhigginsfamily.wordpress.com/tag/44th-field-artillery-battalion/

Jean Louis Vijgen, ww2-Pacific.com and ww2-europe.com.

Air Force Info, Rolland Swank.

ABMC Website, https://abmc.gov

Marines Info, https://missingmarines.com/    Geoffrey Roecker

Seabees History Bob Smith  https://seabeehf.org/

Navy Info, http://navylog.navymemorial.org

POW Info, http://www.mansell.com    Dwight Rider and Wes injerd.

Philippine Info, http://www.philippine-scouts.org/ Robert Capistrano

National Historian

Navy Seal Memorial,  http://www.navysealmemorials.com

Family Info, https://www.familysearch.org

Info, https://www.pacificwrecks.com/

Medals Info, https://www.honorstates.org

Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com

Tank Destroyers, http://www.bensavelkoul.nl/

WordPress en/of Wooncommerce oplossingen, https://www.siteklusjes.nl/

Military Recovery,  https://www.dpaa.mil/

Brown, Everett P. Crewmember 327th Bomber Squadron, 92nd Bomber Group.

Rank and Name, First Lieutenant Everett P. Brown.

Unit/Placed in, 327th Bomber Squadron, 92nd Bomber Group.

 

Everett is born approx. on 1921 in Kentucky.

Mother, Mary P. Brown.

 

Everett enlisted the service in Oklahoma with service number #O-449165.

 

Everett ‘s crew-members and their position on-board the plane a B-17  were,

2nd Lt.          Bernard R. Swart              Pilot

1st Lt.           Everett C.  Brown             Co-Pilot

2nd Lt.          Jim Good                         Navigator

2nd Lt.          Walter H.  Verbanic           Bombardier

SSgt.            Kenneth Jodrie                 Engineer/Top turret Gunner

SSgt.            Emmett Tucker                Radio-Operator/Top turret

Sgt.              George Smith                    Ball Turret Gunner

Sgt.              Roy  C. Davis                    Waist-Gunner/Ball Turret

Sgt.              Robert blohm                  Left waist-Gunner

Sgt.              Wesley McDannel              Tail Gunner

Everett was KIA when they were shot by enemy Plane’s and crashed near Sieburg, Germany on a mission to Frankfurt am Main on 2 March 1944, he is honored with a Purple Heart, Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, Army Presidential Unit Citation, European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.

 

Everett was first buried at

Everett is buried/mentioned at Zachary Taylor National Cemetery

Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky, USA.

 

Thanks to,

Jean Louis Vijgen, ww2-Pacific.com and ww2-europe.com.

Air Force Info, Rolland Swank.

ABMC Website, https://abmc.gov

Marines Info, https://missingmarines.com/    Geoffrey Roecker

Seabees History Bob Smith  https://seabeehf.org/

Navy Info, http://navylog.navymemorial.org

POW Info, http://www.mansell.com    Dwight Rider and Wes injerd.

Philippine Info, http://www.philippine-scouts.org/ Robert Capistrano

National Historian

Navy Seal Memorial,  http://www.navysealmemorials.com

Family Info, https://www.familysearch.org

Info, https://www.pacificwrecks.com/

Medals Info, https://www.honorstates.org

Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com

Tank Destroyers, http://www.bensavelkoul.nl/

WordPress en/of Wooncommerce oplossingen, https://www.siteklusjes.nl/

Military Recovery,  https://www.dpaa.mil/

Duncan, Robert Louis

Rank and Name, 2nd Lt. Robert Louis Duncan.

Unit/Placed in, 335th Bomber Squadron, 95th Bomber Group ( Heavy).

 

 

Robert was born on 1924, in Orangeburg, Orangeburg, South Carolina.

Father, Spurgeon Eratus Duncan.

Mother, Marie Louise (Bestill) Duncan.

Sister(s), Marie Louse Duncan.

Brother(s), Spurgeon E. Duncan Jr.

 

Robert enlisted  the service at Miami Beach, Florida with Service #:0-828116.

 

Robert L. Duncan was a 2nd Lieutenant (Pilot) in the 335th Bomber Squadron.

 

Robert‘s Crew-members and their position on-board the plane a B-17 were,

Pilot                               Duncan, Robert L.             2nd Lt.
Co-Pilot                          Harvey, Thomas J.            2nd Lt.
Navigator                       Kolody, Rudolph W.            2nd Lt.

NoseGunner.                    McKerran, Elbert R.           Sgt.
TopTurretGunner              Bohlender, Chester F.         Sgt.
RadioOperator/Gunner      Peter, Edwin C.                Sgt.
BallTurretGunner              Carr, John C.                    Sgt.
Waist Gunner                  Wirth, Harvey                  Sgt.
TailGunner                      Lelly, Courtney                 Sgt.

 

Robert was KIA on the way to the Mission Target when they got shot by the Enemy, and crashed near Halberstadt, Germany on Mar. 3, 1945.

and he is honored with the Purple Heart, Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, Army Presidential Unit Citation, European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.

 

Robert was buried at Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial, Coton, South Cambridgeshire District, Cambridgeshire, England.

Robert is now buried at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery ,Lemay, St. Louis County Missouri.

Robert also has a Memorial Grave at Memorial Park Cemetery,

Orangeburg, Orangeburg County, South Carolina, USA.

 

Thanks to http://95thbg-horham.com/

https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/details/LYCY-F4P

Jean Louis Vijgen, ww2-Pacific.com and ww2-europe.com.

Air Force Info, Rolland Swank.

ABMC Website, https://abmc.gov

Marines Info, https://missingmarines.com/    Geoffrey Roecker

Seabees History Bob Smith  https://seabeehf.org/

Navy Info, http://navylog.navymemorial.org

POW Info, http://www.mansell.com    Dwight Rider and Wes injerd.

Philippine Info, http://www.philippine-scouts.org/ Robert Capistrano

National Historian

Navy Seal Memorial,  http://www.navysealmemorials.com

Family Info, https://www.familysearch.org

Info, https://www.pacificwrecks.com/

Medals Info, https://www.honorstates.org

Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com

Tank Destroyers, http://www.bensavelkoul.nl/

WordPress en/of Wooncommerce oplossingen, https://www.siteklusjes.nl/

Military Recovery,  https://www.dpaa.mil/

 

 

335th Bombardment Squadron

The squadron was first activated in June 1942. It saw combat in the European Theater of World War II, where it was assigned to the 95th Bombardment Group, the only group in Eighth Air Force to earn three Distinguished Unit Citations.

 

The 335th Bomb Squadron was one of the four Bomb Squadrons of the 95th Bomb Group.  Aircraft and men of this Bomb Squadron participated in most of the 95th BG’s 334 missions.

The 95th Bomb Group – based in Horham in Suffolk from June 1943 until the end of the war – was famously the first US group to bomb Berlin in daylight during WW2.

The last B-17 Flying Fortress shot down in Europe was from Horham and the 95th was awarded the Presidential Unit Citation (Distinguished Unit Citation) on three occa­sions, the most of any bomb group.

The group received its first Presidential Unit Citation for main­taining a tight defensive form­ation in spite of severe assault by enemy fighters while bombing an aircraft assembly plant at Regensburg in Germany on August 17th 1943.

It was awarded the second for with­standing concen­trated attacks by fighters during the approach to the target and intense anti-aircraft fire directly over the objective while effect­ively bombing rail marshalling yards at Münster on October 10th 1943.

The unit received its third citation for the first daylight raid on the German capital on March 4th 1944 – while many parti­cip­ating groups, because of weather condi­tions, either aban­doned the oper­ation or struck other targets, the 95th proceeded to Berlin and success­fully bombed a suburb of the German capital despite snowstorms, dense clouds, and severe enemy attack.

The 95th flew more than 300 missions and, as well as stra­tegic bombing sorties, targeting harbours, indus­tries, rail yards and cities, it dropped food and supplies to starving civilians and the resistance in occupied Europe, it supported the D-Day invasion and ended the war trans­porting liberated pris­oners of war back to the UK.

Glenn Miller also famously played in one of the hangars at Horham Airfield on his final tour before his disappearance.

Singer Jr. ,John David

Rank and Name, Corporal John David Singer Jr.

Unit/Placed in, 110th Field Artillery, 29th Infantry Division “29 Let’s Go“.

 

It is (more) than 77 years ago that Capt.(Col) Joseph J. Shomon, 611th Graves Registration Company, found on the fields of Margraten a plot to make a Cemetery.

To buried those Soldiers who has fallen during battle.

Now 77 years later all the graves, and names on the Wall of Missing are Adopted.

Our American War Cemetery in Margraten, Holland, has his The reason why I “pushed” his name upfront, is that he was the First Soldier that was Buried at the American War Cemetery , Margraten, Holland.

 

John born approx. on July 24, 1919 in Guilford County, North-Carolina.

 

Father, John David Singer

Mother, Libby E. (Murphy) Singer.

Brother, Paul C. Singer.

 

John enlisted  the service at Maryland with service number # 33007929.

 

John D. Singer was a Corporal in the 110th Field Artillery.

 

John David Singer was Killed in Action near Teveren-Geilenkirchen, Germany, on Nov. 7, 1944, he is honored with the Purple Heart, Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, Army Presidential Unit Citation, European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.

 

John is buried at Denton Cemetery, Denton, Caroline County, Maryland.

 

 

Thanks to http://www.29thdivisionassociation.com/

Jean Louis Vijgen, ww2-Pacific.com and ww2-europe.com.

Air Force Info, Rolland Swank.

ABMC Website, https://abmc.gov

Marines Info, https://missingmarines.com/    Geoffrey Roecker

Seabees History Bob Smith  https://seabeehf.org/

Navy Info, http://navylog.navymemorial.org

POW Info, http://www.mansell.com    Dwight Rider and Wes injerd.

Philippine Info, http://www.philippine-scouts.org/ Robert Capistrano

National Historian

Navy Seal Memorial,  http://www.navysealmemorials.com

Family Info, https://www.familysearch.org

Info, https://www.pacificwrecks.com/

Medals Info, https://www.honorstates.org

Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com

Tank Destroyers, http://www.bensavelkoul.nl/

WordPress en/of Wooncommerce oplossingen, https://www.siteklusjes.nl/

Military Recovery,  https://www.dpaa.mil/

 

 

The 110th Field Artillery

A group of Marylanders who had recently returned home from voluntary military training camp for civilians in Plattsburg, New York, founded Battery A, Maryland National Guard, on 28 December 1915.  Upon American’s entry into World War One in April 1917, two additional Maryland National Guard batteries were organized, and all three batteries combined to form the 1st Maryland Field Artillery Battalion.  The unit was federalized in August 1917 and attached to the newly established 29th Division.  In November 1917 the 1st Maryland Artillery consolidated with several District of Columbia National Guard units and was redesignated the 110th Field Artillery Regiment.  Colonel Washington Bowie, the former commander of the 5th Maryland Infantry, became the 110’s first commanding officer.  As a unit of the 29th Division, the 110th Field Artillery earned a campaign streamer in France in World War I. After overseas service in France during World War One, the 110th was reformed in 1925 as a two-battalion artillery unit in the Maryland National Guard, with headquarters in Pikesville.

The 110th was inducted into federal service on 3 February 1941 along with the rest of the 29th Infantry Division.  When the 29th converted from a “square” to a “triangular” division structure in March 1942, the 110th was broken up into two independent artillery battalions, the 110th (formerly 1-110) and 224th (formerly 2-110).  The 110th served for the remainder of World War Two as the direct support unit for the 115th Infantry.  Many of its members landed on Omaha Beach on the morning of D-Day, 6 June 1944.  The 224th Field Artillery Battalion provided direct support for the 175th Infantry.  The 110th Field Artillery and 224th Field Artillery earned streamers for the Normandy, Northern France, Rhineland, and Central Europe campaigns.

The 110th was commanded for the duration of the war by John P. “Purley” Cooper, Jr.  Members of the 110th Field Artillery landed on Omaha Beach on D-Day and fired the first shots from the beach, using artillery pieces from the 58th Armored Artillery Brigade.  It fired in defense of the 115th Infantry’s defense of St. Lo upon its seizure, and is often credited by LTC Glover Johns as being the real reason St. Lo was held against repeated German counterattacks.   On 29 September 1944, Battery B fired its first round directly into Germany.

After World War Two, the 110th and 224th were consolidated in the U.S. Army’s 1959 Pentomic reorganization, forming the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Howitzer Battalions, 110th Field Artillery Regiment.  In 1963, the Pentomic structure was terminated, and the 110th was reconfigured into two battalions.

The regiment was reduced to only a single battalion (the 2nd) when the 29th Infantry Division was deactivated in 1968.  When the 29th Infantry Division (Light) was reactivated in 1985, the 110th FA Battalion served as the direct support 105mm artillery battalion for the 3rd Brigade.

Siemianowski, Henry W.

Rank and Name, Private First Class Henry W. Siemianowski.

Unit/Placed in, 382th Infantry Regiment, 96th Infantry Division “Deadeye” (Sustainment Brigade).

 

Henry is born approx. on 25 July 1926 in Pennsylvania.

Parents and Siblings, No Record Available.

 

Henry enlisted the service in Pennsylvania with service number # 33893096.

 

Henry was KIA during the fiercely defended Battle for Conical Hill, Okinawa on 13 May 1945, he is honored with a Purple Heart, Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, Army Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.

 

Henry was first buried at Manila American Cemetery and Memorial Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines.

Henry is reburied in 1949 at Mount Airy Cemetery, Natrona Heights, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA.

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Jean Louis Vijgen, ww2-Pacific.com ww2-europe.com

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