In Memoriam
434th Armored Field Artillery Battalion
(7th Armored Division)
Deaths in Europe
Alphabetical List
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Spare a minute
to think
of the young who didn't grow up,
and how young they looked when they died,
and how no one will ever remember them looking tired and middle-aged
or even be bored by tiresome recitals of the time of their youth.

- - - - Russell Baker "How to Observe Dec. 7" (NY Times, Dec. 1965)


Contents
  • Deaths in Continental Europe
  • Pre-combat Deaths
    These 13 names are mostly from the June 30, 1947 list compiled by the Adjutant General. It is not known if other deaths have been identified since then, nor if the names on the Adjutant General's list are spelled correctly (other unit lists have been found to have had omissions and mis-spellings). See the white box just below for how you can let me know about any errors you find.

    I have checked all these names against the American Battle Monuments Commission's World War II Honor Roll. If you want to check a name on the Honor Roll, click here. You can also check names on the World War II Registry of the National World War II Memorial.


    Click here to see the web page of pre-combat deaths, which includes several men of 434 AFAB.

    Please Help to Tell These Men's Stories and Preserve Their Memory!

    PLEASE contact Wesley Johnston at the address below if you have any information on any 434th Armored Field Artillery Battalion man who died overseas, such as:

  • information on any of these men's deaths
  • information on what platoon and squad they were in
  • know of any men who died but are not on the list
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    So they will not be “Forgot”
    There is a word
    Which bears a sword
    It hurls its barbed syllables,-
    At once is mute again.
    But where it fell
    The saved will tell
    On patriotic day,
    Some epauletted brother
    Gave his breath away.
    Wherever runs the breathless sun,
    Wherever roams the day,
    There is its noiseless onset,
    There is its victory!
    Behold the keenest marksman!
    The most accomplished shot!
    Time’s sublimest target
    Is a soul “forgot”!
    ----- Emily Dickinson


    A Note for the Children of these Men

    The American World War II Orphans Network (AWON) is an organization created by and for those who lost their father in World War II. AWON has an annual conference and a newsletter filled with useful information. Click here to go to the AWON web page and find those who share your experience.




    434th Armored Field Artillery Battalion
    Deaths in Continental Europe in World War II
    1. Bossman, Capt. Beryle Bennett (O-454 573) - Battery: C
      • Died: August 28, 1944 - Ave. Jean Jarues (Place dit "La Cascade"), Epernay, France (IDPF PDF p 141 & 143)
      • Last Duty Location: Epernay, France on August 28, 1944
      • MOS: unknown
      • Home State: MN
      • Buried at: Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery; St. Louis, MO - Section 84, Graves 168-170 (co-mingled burial)
        Click here for photo of his grave stone.
    2. Carlson, Pvt. Royal D. (39244292) - Battery: B
      • Died: September 21, 1944 - location unknown
      • Last Duty Location: vicinity 3/4 miles NE of Bouxieres, France on unknown date
      • MOS: unknown
      • Home State: CA
      • Buried at: Lorraine USMC (St. Avold, France) C-17-95
    3. Cousins, S/Sgt. James H. (36118314) - Battery: unknown
      • Died: September 21, 1944 - location unknown
      • Last Duty Location: ?vicinity 3/4 miles NE of Bouxieres, France? on on or before 44-Sep 21
      • MOS: unknown
      • Home State: MI
      • Buried at: Livonia Cemetery; Livonia, MI North Section - Range 10, Row 16
        Find A Grave information & grave photo
    4. De Remer, Cpl. Irvine R., Jr. (33169998) - Battery: C
      • Died: September 20, 1944 - location unknown
      • Last Duty Location: ?Le Chêne, France? on ?44-Sep-11?
      • MOS: unknown
      • Home State: PA
      • Buried at: Lorraine USMC (St. Avold, France) C-21-45
    5. Ezell, Tec 4 Jim N. (38138562) - Battery: B
      • Died: September 21, 1944 - location unknown
      • Last Duty Location: vicinity 3/4 miles NE of Bouxieres, France on unknown date
      • MOS: unknown
      • Home State: TX
      • Buried at: Lorraine USMC (St. Avold, France) C-10-95
    6. Forbes, Pfc. Duncan Jr. (36730927) - Battery: unknown
      • Died: December 7, 1944 - location unknown
      • Last Duty Location: unknown on unknown date
      • MOS: unknown
      • Home State: IL
      • Buried at: Netherlands USMC (Margraten, Holland) B-21-20
    7. Huskey, Pfc. Louis Emmet "Fritz" (37186162) - Battery: B
      • Died: September 14, 1944 - 1 mile east of Arnaville, France
      • Last Duty Location: 1 mile east of Arnaville, France on September 14, 1944
      • MOS: unknown
      • Home State: MO
      • Buried at: City Cemetery; DeSoto, MO
        Click here for grave photo.
    8. Hyden, Tec 4 James F. (7040975) - Battery: A
      • Died: October 30, 1944 - just north of Heitrak, Netherlands
      • Last Duty Location: just north of Heitrak, Netherlands on October 30, 1944
      • MOS: unknown
      • Home State: KY
      • Buried at: Buried in US - WHERE?
    9. Lippelt, Pfc. Albert William (32227772) - Battery: HQ Btry
      • Died: August 18, 1944 - vic. Chartres?, France
      • Last Duty Location: vic. Chartres, France on unknown date
      • MOS: unknown
      • Home State: NY
      • Buried at: Liberty Cemetery; Liberty, NY
    10. Mincosky, 2nd Lt. Julius Phillip (O-1 168 831) - Battery: C
      • Died: September 8, 1944 - crossing Moselle River at Dornot, France in assault
      • Last Duty Location: crossing Moselle River at Dornot, France in assault on September 8, 1944
      • MOS: unknown
      • Home State: DC
      • Buried at: B'nai Israel Congregation Cemetery; Oxon Hill, MD (Click here for photo of his grave stone, thanks to the Jewish Cemetery Expedition and Archive web site.)
    11. Nazworth, Pvt. Donald L. (34576107) - Battery: A
      • Died: August 27, 1944 - about 1 mile east of Vulaines, France
      • Last Duty Location: about 1 mile east of Vulaines, France on August 27, 1944
      • MOS: 645 (Fire Control Instrument Operator, Field Artillery)
      • Home State: GA
      • Buried at: Spring Hill United Methodist Church Cemetery; Whigham, GA
        Click here for his photo.

        Click here for grave photo.
    12. Shively, 2nd Lt. Ray W. (O-1 182 001) - Battery: A
      • Died: December 22, 1944 - observing "for tank destroyers and dismounted elements then south of the railroad at NEUNDORF", Belgium - Remains recovered from vicinity of Crombach, Belgium 814868 (Charles Brown PDF p 39) which is just north of the railroad cut due north of Crombach crossroads but also reported (Brown PDF p 47) as 820871 which is "about .6 miles northwest of Neundorf, Belgium in a wooded area" (See web page on Crombach recoveries.)
      • Last Duty Location: observing "for tank destroyers and dismounted elements then south of the railroad at NEUNDORF", Belgium - Remains recovered from vicinity of Crombach, Belgium 814868 (Charles Brown PDF p 39) which is just north of the railroad cut due north of Crombach crossroads but also reported (Brown PDF p 47) as 820871 which is "about .6 miles northwest of Neundorf, Belgium in a wooded area" (See web page on Crombach recoveries.) on December 22, 1944
      • MOS: unknown
      • Home State: CA
      • Buried at: Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery; San Diego, CA H-440
        Click here for his photo.
    13. Wobus, Pfc. John C. (38090577) - Battery: A or B
      • Died: September 20, 1944 - location unknown
      • Last Duty Location: vicinity 3/4 miles NE of Bouxieres, France on unknown date
      • MOS: unknown
      • Home State: TX
      • Buried at: Lorraine USMC (St. Avold, France) C-13-95

    MEN WHO DIED DURING TRAINING IN THE UNITED STATES OR ENGLAND

    War is hazardous, and training for war is also hazardous. This is a working list, begun originally from the General Orders of the 7th Armored Division. So if you see an error or omission, please contact me (wwjohnston@aol.com). I cannot fix the errors unless I know about them; so please let me know.


    434th Armored Field Artillery Battalion
    Pre-Combat Deaths in World War II

    Click here to see all 7th Armored Division pre-combat deaths.

    1. Adamson, Pvt. William G. (36502512) - Regiment/Battalion: 434 - Company/Battery/Troop: HQ Btry
      • Died: August 28, 1942 - Station Hospital; Camp Polk, LA
      • General Order #45 dated August 28, 1942 at Camp Polk, LA
      • Home - State: MI - County/City: Detroit, MI
      • Buried at: Woodmere Cemetery; Detroit, MI
        Click here to see grave on FindAGrave.
    2. Briceno, Tec 5 Epifanio (18102967) - Service Battery
      • Died: December 5, 1942
      • General Order #60 dated December 7, 1942 at North Camp Polk, LA
      • Home: Brewster County, TX
      • Buried at: Where?
    3. Frye, Pvt. Vernon R. (14009802) - Regiment/Battalion: 434 - Company/Battery/Troop: Svc
      • Died: August 5, 1942 - location unknown
      • General Order #37 dated August 6, 1942 at Camp Polk, LA
      • Home - State: NC - County/City: (Moore County, NC)
      • Buried at: Summer Hill Baptist Cemetery; Carthage, NC
        Click here to see grave on FindAGrave.
    4. Kirkhart, Pvt. William E. (35431871) - Headquarters Battery
      • Died: August 3, 1944 at Tidworth Barracks, England
      • General Order #32 dated August 4, 1944 at Tidworth Barracks, England
      • Home: Wetzel County, WV
      • Buried at: Where?
    5. Reed, Cpl. Grady E. (34192171) - Regiment/Battalion: 434 - Company/Battery/Troop: HQ Btry
      • Died: August 3, 1944 - Tidworth Barracks, England
      • General Order #31 dated August 3, 1944 at Tidworth Barracks, England
      • Home - State: TN - County/City: (Obion County, TN)
      • Buried at: North Union Cumberland Presbyterian Church Cemetery; between Obion and Rutherford, TN
        Click here to see his grave stone on FindAGrave.
        Honored in the Golden Book at St. Paul's Cathedral in London. Click here to see Golden Book web site.
    6. Salsbury, 1st Lt. Leonard W. (O-379 937) - Headquarters Battery
      • Died: July 23, 1942 at Lawton, OK
      • General Order #35 dated July 25, 1942 at Camp Polk, LA
      • Home: Hardee County, FL
      • Buried at: Where?

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