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Indian Service Employees in World War 2

Twenty-one employees of the Indian Service gave their lives for the cause of freedom and justice, some of them in action against the enemy, some in training, some by accident, and some by illness. There will be more names to add to the list when the reckoning is completed. Captain Homer Claymore, pilot of a B-17 bomber in the 8th Air Force, has been missing for many months and must be presumed lost. He was employed as a baker at Pine Ridge before he entered the AAF. Lt. Orian Wynn, of the Consolidated Ute Agency, was reported missing after a raid on enemy territory from his base in Italy. The prisoners of was released by the victorious armies of the United Nations include Soldier Sanders, baker at the Sequoyah School, Wallace Tyner, clerk at Jicarilla, and Marion Chadacloi, assistant at Navajo. They were all prisoners of the Germans. Cornelius Gregory, teacher at Fort Sill, spent eleven months interned in Sweden, following a raid on Germany during which his plane was damaged and had to land in neutral territory. Mrs. Etta S. Jones teacher, who was captured when the Japanese invaded the island of Attu in June 1941, was found in a camp near Tokyo and brought back to the United States. Her husband, who was a special assistant and operated the radio station on the island, was killed at the time of the invasion. Dr. Sidney E. Seid, formerly physician at the Chilocco School, survived more that three years’ imprisonment in Japan. Still to be heard from are Louis E. Williams, clerk at Pine Ridge, and Roy J. House,...

Indian Prisoners of War Released

Many Indians reported as prisoners of war have now been released and have come home again. Lt. Frank Paisano, Jr., a prisoner of the Germans, has returned to Laguna Pueblo. During his absence he was awarded the Air Medal, which his wife accepted in his name. Omar Schoenborn, Chippewa, once reported dead, was one of 83 men who escaped death when the prison ship carrying them to Japan was sunk off Leyte. He managed to swim ashore and to hide from the Japanese until the arrival of the American forces. Gilmore C. Daniels, Osage, who joined the Royal Canadian Air Force early in the war, spent nearly four years in a German prison camp before the advancing armies released him. Another Osage, Major Edward E. Tinker, a nephew of General Clarence Tinker, was taken prisoner when he crashed in Bulgaria, and was freed by the Russian advance. Among the American prisoners released by the 6th Ranger Battalion from Cabanatuan Prison in the Philippines on January 30, 1945, was Major Caryl L. Picotte, Sioux-Omaha, formerly of Nebraska, but now stationed in Oakland, California. Major Picotte was called to active duty with the Air Corps in September 1941, and sent to the Philippines. On his arrival in Manila he was assigned to duty as Associate Engineering Officer at the Philippine Air Depot, Nichols Field. Major Picotte was called to active duty with the Air Corps in September 1941, and sent to the Philippines. On his arrival in Manila he was assigned to duty as Associate Engineering Officer at the Philippine Air Depot, Nichols Field. After the Japanese air attack on Nichols...

Tennessee WW2 NMCG Prisoners of War

BAGGETT, Paul Reginald, Seaman 2c, USN. Mother, Mrs. C. E. Walters, 991 Kyle St., Memphis. BLAYDES, Wilbur Kassel, Jr., Pharmacist’s Mate 2c, USN. Mother, Mrs. Edna Earl Blaydes, 1498 S. Lauderdale St., Memphis. BOONE, Baldwin, Gunners, Mate 1c, USNR. Mother, Mrs. Otah Boone, c/o Mrs. White, Woodlawn Pike, Knoxville. COLLINS, William Irven, Chief Carpenter’s Mate, USNR. Brother, Mr. Robert Raymond Collins, 1005 N. 1st St., Nashville. DERRINGTON, John Porter, Watertender 2c, USN. Wife, Mrs. Marilyn Derrington, Rt. 6, Paris. EDWARDS, George Dudley, Pharmacist’s Mate 2c, USN. Father, Mr. Ira Lannie Edwards, Rt. 2, McEwen. GALLAHER, Robert Neal, Pharmacist’s Mate 1c, USN. Parents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Gillispie Gallaher, Rt. 2, West Point. GRIZZARD, Herbert Wayne, Machinist’s Mate 1c, USN. Uncle, Mr. J. W. Draughon, 2813 Belcourt Ave., Nashville. HODGES, Kermit Ward, Metalsmith 1c, USN. Mother, Mrs. Nora Hodges, 2758 Linden Ave., Knoxville. LATHAM, Davis Lexton, Seaman 2c, USN. Parents, Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Lexton Latham, Rt. 3, Friendship. MCCURRY, Deanah Rue, Pharmacist’s Mate 3c, USN. Parents, Mr. and Mrs. Russell C. McCurry, Box 104, Erwin. PATRICK, William Harrison, Electrician’s Mate 1c, USN. Father, Mr. George Patrick (deceased), 126 Dayton St., Knoxville. (Surviving relative, Brother, Mr. Riley N. Patrick, Rt. 1, Poland, Ohio.) STEARNS, Benton Hammond, Lieutenant, Supply Corps, USNR. Wife, Mrs. Jean S. Stearns, 1729 W. C Cumberland Ave., Knoxville. THOMPSON, Walter, Nigel, Pharmacist’s Mate 2c, USN. Parents, Mr. and Mrs. Carrol Thompson, Iron City. THORNBURG, Hubert Denzil, Machinist’s Mate 3c, USN. Parents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred L. Thornburg, Rt. 2, Fall Branch. VISE, William George, Hospital Apprentice 1c, USN. Father, Mr. John Wesley Vise, Rt. 2, Decaturville. WALSH,...

South Carolina WW2 NMCG Prisoners of War

BUCKLER, Demaree, Boatswain, USN. Wife, Mrs. Margaret Buckler, 28 Carolina Ave., Navy Yard, Charleston. DYER, William Harold, Radioman 2c, USN. Parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Dyer, Box 206, Piedmont. GREEN, Jame Holt, Lieutenant, USNR. Parents, Mr. and Mrs. Walter G. Green, 62 S. Battery, Charleston. JOHNSON, Edward Irvin, Storekeeper 3c, USN. Father, Mr. Irvin Johnson, Post Office, Navy Yard. PETERS, Raymond Charles, Chief Watertender, USN. Wife, Mrs. Florine Peters, Mount Pleasant. USSERY, Frank, Platoon Sgt., USMC. Father, Mr. Benjamin F. Ussery, 366 Hampton St., Rock Hill. WALKER, George Murray, Cpl., USMC. Sister, Mrs. Frances Guiant, c/o Mrs. Ed V. Perry, Rt. 3,...

Pennsylvania WW2 NMCG Prisoners of War

ADAMS, John Porter, Lieutenant Colonel, USMC. Mother, Mrs. John R. Adams, New Bloomfield. AMBRO, Eugene Allan, Pharmacist’s Mqte 2c, USN. Parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Ambro, 3029 Libert St., Erie. ATKISS, Donald Davis, Ensign, USNR. Parents, Mr. and Mrs. Abraham Lincoln Atkiss, 116 W. Pleasant Ave., Philadelphia. AUGUSTYN, Anthony Andrew, Cpl., USMC. Brother, Mr. Walter S. Augustyn, 55 Scott St., Plains. Wilkes-Barre. BRYAN, Arthur Melven, Lieutenant Commander, Supply Corps, USN. Wife, Mrs. Alvina Mary Bryan, 327 Kent Rd., Cynwyd, Philadelphia. COMPTON, Luther Carl, Pharmacist’s Mate 2c, USN. Wife, Mrs. Isabel rancis Compton, 2417 W. 76th St., Philadelphia. CONNELL, James Aloysius, Lieutenant Commander, Dental Corps, USN. Parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Connell, 315 Woodward St., Wilkes-Barre. DECK, Leonard Joseph, Ship’s Cook 2c, USN. Mother, Mrs. Ida Deck, 2217 N. 17th St., Philadelphia. GAUL, James Harvey, Lieutenant, USNR. Parents, Mr. and Mrs. Harvey B. Gaul, 12 Dunmoyle Pl., Pittsburgh. GOTHIE, Daniel Shinton, Lieutenant USN. Wife, Mrs. Mary Beck Gothie, 30 Brown St., Lewisburg. GRAHAM, George, Cixswain, USN. Parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles A. Graham, 3900 M. St., Philadelphia. GREWCOX, Charles Elbert, Fireman 1c, USN. Mother, Mrs. R. E. Kilpatrick, Box 77, Valencia. GUSSENHOVEN, Raymond Allen, Sgt., USMC. Mother, Mrs. Josephine Gussenhoven, 405 S. 42d St., Philadelphia. HAMILTON, William, Samuel, Jr., Aviation Radioman 1c, USNR. Mother, Mrs. Emma Estella Hamilton, Conneautville. HARTZ, William Albert, Pharmacist’s Mate 3c, USN. Parents, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Joseph Hartz, P.O. Box 1, McKees Rocks. JANNEY, General Arnold, Jr., Pharmacist’s Mate 3c, USN. Parents, Mr. and Mrs. General Arnold, Sr., 128 Ohio St., McKees Rocks. KIRK, James Joseph, Aviation Ordnanceman 1c, USN. Mother, Mrs. Mary Ellen Kirk,...

Alabama WW2 NMCG Prisoners of War

BAILEY, Vincent Leonard, Storekeeper 1c, USN. Sister, Mrs. Evelyn Buchanan, 1002 7th Street, West, Cullman. DRYER, William Howard, Lt. (jg) USNR. Parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Dryer, Daphne. GASKIN, Earl Herschel, Cpl., USMC. Parents, Mr. and Mrs. Bethel C. Gaskin, Rt. 1, Boaz. HEATON, Jesse Clyde, Sgt., USMC. Father, Mr. General L. Heaton, Fyffe. HOGAN, Emmett O’Neal, Pharmicist, USN. Wife, Mrs. Mary V. Hogan, Speigner. LAMBERT, Gordon Kenneth, Lt. (Medical Corps), USN. Wife, Mrs. Mary Kelly Lambert, 17 McPhillips Avenue, Mobile. MC MULLEN, Doster Lee, Chief Yeoman, USN. Brother, Mr. tom C. McMullen, 9 Lancaster Street, Spring Hill. SMITH, Charles Carlyle, Jr., Signalman 2c, USN. Parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Carlyle Smith, Sr.,...

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