In Memoriam
814th Tank Destroyer 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)


These 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.

Abbreviations:
- MOS = Military Occupational Specialty
- USMC = United States Military Cemetery
- WOM = Wall of the Missing (called "Tablets of the Missing" at some USMCs)

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.


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

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  • 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.




    814th Tank Destroyer Battalion Overseas Deaths in World War II
    1. Adams, Cpl. Hallie A. (37492340) - Company unknown
    2. Aulgur, Tec 4 Warren E. (37404932) - Company A
      • Died: September 8, 1944 - ?vicinity of Briey?, France
      • Last Duty Location: ?vicinity of Briey?, France on unknown date
      • MOS: unknown
      • Home State: MO
      • Buried at: Lake Charles Cemetery; St. Louis, MO
        Click here for his FindAGrave page.
    3. Baldus, Tec 5 William J. (37492532) - Company unknown
    4. Beach, Pfc. Richard E. (37492733) - Company Recon
      • Died: December 20, 1944 - location unknown
      • Last Duty Location: ?vic. Gouvy?, Belgium on unknown date
      • MOS: unknown
      • Home State: KS
      • Buried at: Henri-Chapelle, Belgium USMC E-16-54
    5. Bosley, Pvt. Arthur O. (37355603) - Company Med
      • Died: October 29, 1944 - just north of Heitrak, Holland, along the road going to Liesel, after it makes the curve to the west but before it reaches the junction with the road to Hoogebrug (see 814 TD A/AR overlay #9)
      • Last Duty Location: just north of Heitrak, Holland, along the road going to Liesel, after it makes the curve to the west but before it reaches the junction with the road to Hoogebrug (see 814 TD A/AR overlay #9) on October 29, 1944
      • MOS: unknown
      • Home State: CO
      • Buried at: Buried in US - WHERE?
    6. Chesser, Pfc. Dale (37068292) - Company A
      • Died: November 25, 1944 - location unknown
      • Last Duty Location: on road between Puffendorf and Gereonsweiler, Germany on November 23, 1944
      • MOS: 531 (Cannoneer)
      • Home State: AR
      • Buried at: Chesser Cemetery; Noland AR
    7. Christiansen, Myron Jerome (37545598) - Company unknown
      • Died: April 7, 1945 - location unknown
      • Last Duty Location: unknown on unknown date
      • MOS: unknown
      • Home State: MN
      • Buried at: Ft. Snelling National Cemetery (Minneapolis, MN) Plot B-1-0,467-N [Click here for his photo.]
    8. Curley, Cpl. Everett C. (37406949) - Company unknown
    9. Davison, Pfc. Clifford B. (37492654) - Company unknown
      • Died: December 26, 1944 - location unknown
      • Last Duty Location: unknown on unknown date
      • MOS: unknown
      • Home State: MO
      • Buried at: Burial location not yet known: he is not recorded as buried (nor commemorated as missing) at any overseas US military cemetery. However a memorial stone in the American Legion Section of the Savannah (MO) Cemetery states that he is buried in Belgium
    10. Elder, Tec 4 Willard R. (37492829) - Company unknown
      • Died: June 8, 1945 - location unknown
      • Last Duty Location: ???, Germany? on unknown date
      • MOS: unknown
      • Home State: MO
      • Buried at: Netherlands USMC (Margraten, Holland) D-1-15
    11. Espig, Pfc. Paul H. (33830727) - Company unknown
      • Died: December 23, 1944 - location unknown
      • Last Duty Location: ???, Belgium on unknown date
      • MOS: unknown
      • Home State: PA
      • Buried at: Ardennes USMC (Neupré-en-Condroz, Belgium) C-1-1
    12. Evers, Pfc. Raymond H. (37406959) - Company C
      • Died: October 29, 1944 - 41st Evacuation Hospital (medical tag signed by Capt. George Bush)
      • Last Duty Location: Heitrak, Holland on October 29, 1944
      • MOS: unknown
      • Home State: MO
      • Buried at: Saint Cecelia Catholic Cemetery; Meta, MO
    13. Eyberse, Capt. Frans M. (O-425 401) - Company A
      • Died: September 8, 1944 - vic. of Marange-Silvange, France
      • Last Duty Location: vic. of Marange-Silvange, France on September 8, 1944
      • MOS: unknown
      • Home State: CT
      • Buried at: Maplewood Cemetery; Norwich, Ct
    14. Fenderson, Capt. Enos Ralph (O-1 821 843) - Company HQ Co
      • Died: December 18, 1944 - vic. Vielsalm-St. Vith, Belgium, possibly Fouron-le-Comte, Belgium
      • Last Duty Location: vic. Vielsalm-St. Vith, Belgium, possibly Fouron-le-Comte, Belgium on December 18, 1944
      • MOS: unknown
      • Home State: OK
      • Buried at: Oak Park Cemetery; Lincoln County, Oklahoma
        Click here for his photo.
    15. Forest, Pfc. Leonard Samuel (37467515) - Company A
      • Died: August 27, 1944 - location unknown
      • Last Duty Location: ???, France on unknown date
      • MOS: unknown
      • Home State: SD
      • Buried at: Maplewood Cemetery; Iroquois, SD
        Click here for his photo.
        Click here for South Dakota War Memorial page about him.
    16. Fortunato, Cpl. Frank (33266900) - Company B
      • Died: October 28, 1944 - location unknown
      • Last Duty Location: along Asten-Meijel road, NW of Meijel on October 28, 1944
      • MOS: unknown
      • Home State: PA
      • Buried at: Calvary Cemetery; Pittsburgh, PA
    17. Goff, Sgt. Dossie M. (20537544) - Company unknown
    18. Gongla, Sgt. Samuel P. (33070864) - Company unknown
    19. Gregory, Pfc. Jesse L. (37458869) - Company B
    20. Harrington, Pvt. William H. (37467467) - Company Recon
      • Died: December 20, 1944 - location unknown
      • Last Duty Location: ?vic. Gouvy?, Belgium on unknown date
      • MOS: unknown
      • Home State: NE
      • Buried at: Henri-Chapelle, Belgium USMC H-13-6
        Click here for his photo.
    21. Harris, Pfc. Cyril R. (38177838) - Company unknown
    22. Hepding, Pvt. Johnnie G. (37355602) - Company unknown
    23. Johnston, Pfc. Sam C. (37492523) - Company Recon
      • Died: December 20, 1944 - location unknown
      • Last Duty Location: ?vic. Gouvy?, Belgium on unknown date
      • MOS: unknown
      • Home State: MN
      • Buried at: Buried in US - WHERE?
    24. Jorgenson, Cpl. Francis V. (6823798) - Company unknown
      • Died: October 29, 1944 - location unknown
      • Last Duty Location: ?vic. Meijel, Holland? on unknown date
      • MOS: unknown
      • Home State: MO
      • Buried at: Henri-Chapelle, Belgium USMC D-6-11
    25. Keipp, Sgt. Elmer Fred (37404727) - Company A
      • Died: September 8, 1944 - vic. of Marange-Silvange, France
      • Last Duty Location: vic. of Marange-Silvange, France on unknown date
      • MOS: unknown
      • Home State: MO
      • Buried at: Memorial Park Cemetery; St. Louis, MO
    26. Kotwasinski, Pvt. Edward R. (36345265) - Company A
      • Died: November 27, 1944 - Gereonsweiler, Germany
      • Last Duty Location: Gereonsweiler, Germany on November 27, 1944
      • MOS: unknown
      • Home State: IL
      • Buried at: Buried in US - WHERE?
    27. Krinsky, Sgt. Nathan (NMI) (32707985) - Company B
      • Died: September 19, 1944 - ?Hospital in? France
      • Last Duty Location: along outpost line Mardigny-Lorry-Marieulles, France on September 14, 1944
      • MOS: unknown
      • Home State: NY
      • Buried at: Montefiore Cemetery; Long Island, NY
    28. Kuhn, Tec 5 Warren Edward (37492652) - Company Recon
      • Died: March 17, 1945 - along Rhine River at ?Mehlem?, Germany
      • Last Duty Location: along Rhine River at ?Mehlem?, Germany on March 17, 1945
      • MOS: unknown
      • Home State: MO
      • Buried at: Henri-Chapelle, Belgium USMC D-6-11
        Click here for his photo.
        Click here for niece's web page about him.
    29. Mattes, Tec 5 Matthias Richard (37652257) - Company unknown
      • Died: date unknown - location unknown
      • Last Duty Location: Netherlands on unknown date
      • MOS: unknown
      • Home State: IA
      • Buried at: Buried in IA - WHERE?
    30. Mays, Cpl. Willie (38079547) - Company B
      • Died: date unknown - location unknown
      • Last Duty Location: vic. Asten, Holland on October 28, 1944
      • MOS: unknown
      • Home State: TX
      • Buried at: Buried in US - WHERE?
    31. McIntosh, Pfc. Lewis W. (37468350) - Company unknown
    32. McKinley, Capt. William Boyd (O-1 821 895) - Company B
      • Died: date unknown - location unknown
      • Last Duty Location: vic. Asten, Holland on October 28, 1944
      • MOS: unknown
      • Home State: OH
      • Buried at: Hayesville, OH
    33. Meyer, Pvt. Walter F., Jr. (37467679) - Company Recon
      • Died: date unknown - ???, France
      • Last Duty Location: ???, France on unknown date
      • MOS: unknown
      • Home State: NE
      • Buried at: Buried in US - WHERE?
    34. Monday, Cpl. Charles A. (38177286) - Company A
    35. Noel, Pvt. Roy G. (36504844) - Company B
      • Died: September 14, 1944 - vic. Arry, France
      • Last Duty Location: vic. Arry, France on September 14, 1944
      • MOS: unknown
      • Home State: MI
      • Buried at: White Chapel Memorial Cemetery; Birmingham, MI
    36. O'Neal, Tec 5 Riley V. (37492345) - Company Recon
      • Died: March 17, 1945 - location unknown
      • Last Duty Location: along Rhine River at ?Mehlem?, Germany on unknown date
      • MOS: unknown
      • Home State: KS
      • Buried at: Buried in US - WHERE?
    37. Paul, Tec 4 Norbert Walter (37545137) - Company A
      • Died: November 23, 1944 - on road between Puffendorf and Gereonsweiler, Germany
      • Last Duty Location: on road between Puffendorf and Gereonsweiler, Germany on November 23, 1944
      • MOS: 776 (Radio Operator, Low Speed)
      • Home State: MN
      • Buried at: Netherlands USMC (Margraten, Holland) C-6-28
        Click here for his photo.
        Click here for Paul Street in Appleton, MN, which is named after him.
    38. Reece, Tec 5 George A. (37492665) - Company A
      • Died: November 23, 1944 - on road between Puffendorf and Gereonsweiler, Germany
      • Last Duty Location: on road between Puffendorf and Gereonsweiler, Germany on November 23, 1944
      • MOS: 735? 755?
      • Home State: MO
      • Buried at: Buried in US - WHERE?
    39. Ritchie, Pvt. James R. (33705461) - Company unknown
      • Died: date unknown - location unknown
      • Last Duty Location: Belgium on unknown date
      • MOS: unknown
      • Home State: PA
      • Buried at: Buried in PA - WHERE?
    40. Rubano, Pfc. Petero J. (32219344) - Company B
      • Died: December 23, 1944 - location unknown
      • Last Duty Location: Netherlands on unknown date
      • MOS: unknown
      • Home State: NY
      • Buried at: St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery; Grasmere, Staten Island, NY
    41. Schafer, Tec 5 Bennie G. (37652130) - Company A
    42. Schlorholtz, Cpl. Bernard Jacob (37652274) - Company unknown
      • Died: September 13, 1944 - location unknown
      • Last Duty Location: ?greater vicinity of Metz?, France on unknown date
      • MOS: unknown
      • Home State: IA
      • Buried at: Wheatland Presbyterian Church Cemetery; Breda, IA
        Click here for his photo.
    43. Shiry, Pvt. Michael J. (33266722) - Company HQ Co
      • Died: December 18, 1944 - vic. Vielsalm-St. Vith, Belgium, possibly Fouron-le-Comte, Belgium
      • Last Duty Location: vic. Vielsalm-St. Vith, Belgium, possibly Fouron-le-Comte, Belgium on December 18, 1944
      • MOS: unknown
      • Home State: PA
      • Buried at: St. John The Baptist Ukrainian Cemetery; Pittsburg, PA
    44. Slight, Pfc. Samuel E. (37652032) - Company A
      • Died: November 29, 1944 - 53rd Field Hospital; Netherlands
      • Last Duty Location: ?vicinity of Gereonsweiler - Setterich?, Germany on November 25, 1944
      • MOS: unknown
      • Home State: IA
      • Buried at: Netherlands USMC (Margraten, Holland) C-6-23
        Click here for his photo.
    45. Sypkowski, Cpl. Stanley A. (32679223) - Company unknown
      • Died: December 3, 1944 - Division Clearing Station at Prummern, Germany
      • Last Duty Location: Immendorf, Germany on December 1, 1944
      • MOS: unknown
      • Home State: NY
      • Buried at: St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery; Auburn, NY
        Click here for his photo.
    46. Tongay, Sgt. Darrell K. (37404866) - Company unknown
      • Died: August 27, 1944 - location unknown
      • Last Duty Location: ???, France on unknown date
      • MOS: unknown
      • Home State: MO
      • Buried at: Saint Francois Memorial Park; Bonne Terre, MO
        Click here for two newspaper articles about him.
    47. Wait, Pvt. Richard J. G. (37492840) - Company Med
      • Died: September 8, 1944 - ?Abbeville-les-Conflans?, France
      • Last Duty Location: ?Abbeville-les-Conflans?, France on September 8, 1944
      • MOS: unknown
      • Home State: MO
      • Buried at: Newton Burial Park; Nevada, MO
    48. Wayt, Pvt. Fred (37704754) - Company unknown
    49. Wennerstrand, 1st Lt. Clifford Samuel (O-18 257 785) - Company C
      • Died: December 20, 1944 - vic. St. Vith, Belgium
      • Last Duty Location: vic. St. Vith, Belgium on December 20, 1944
      • MOS: unknown
      • Home State: IL
      • Buried at: Mount of Olive Cemetery; Westboro, WI
    50. Woodell, 1st Lt. Burwell H. (O-1 823 532) - Company C
      • Died: November 20, 1944 - location unknown
      • Last Duty Location: just north of Heitrak, Holland, along the road going to Liesel, after it makes the curve to the west but before it reaches the junction with the road to Hoogebrug (see 814 TD A/AR overlay #9) on October 29, 1944
      • MOS: unknown
      • Home State: MA
      • Buried at: Netherlands USMC (Margraten, Holland) P-18-3
    51. Yurchak, Pvt. John (33070858) - Company unknown
    52. Zeller, Sgt. Clifford Gustave (37545181) - Company B

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