Burdick Military

World War II

World War II (WW II or WW 2), also known as the "Second World War" (after the recent "Great War"), was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, though related conflicts began earlier. It involved the vast majority of the world's nations—including all of the great powers—eventually forming two opposing military alliances: the Allies and the Axis.

It was the most widespread war in history, and directly involved more than 100 million people from over 30 countries. In a state of "total war", the major participants threw their entire economic, industrial, and scientific capabilities behind the war effort, erasing the distinction between civilian and military resources. Marked by mass deaths of civilians, including the Holocaust (during which approximately 11 million people were killed) and the strategic bombing of industrial and population centers (during which approximately one million people were killed, including the use of two nuclear weapons in combat), it resulted in an estimated 50 million to 85 million fatalities. These made World War II the deadliest conflict in human history.

The National World War II Memorial honors the 16 million who served in the armed forces of the U.S., the more than 400,000 who died, and all who supported the war effort from home. In addition to the World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C., the organization has also created the World War II Registry to preserve the memory of America's World War II generation. It contains a listing of Americans who contributed to the war effort in uniform and on the home front. Please visit their website at https://www.wwiimemorial.com/Registry/Default.aspx.

The following 152 Burdick family members are known to have fought in World War II.


Roland George Dumphy (I112625) (31 OCT 1908 - ~1948)
  • Res. 1908, Denver, Colo.
  • He entered military service at the Presidio of Monterey Calif. on Feb. 19, 1941; Serial No. 39151941. He was at Fort Ord, Calif. CASC 1962, until July 3, 1941. He was injured in an auto wreck and was in Hospital General Office at Santa Barbara, Calif. for 5 months. He was released as a Reserve Officer and recalled to service, Feb. 9, 1943. He went to Fort Lewis and was made T. Sgt. at Camp Ross, Wilmington, Calif. His previous injury prevented him from serving overseas but he received several medals for grand soldier. He died about 1948.


Charles Edward Haydock (I112670) (5 MAR 1912 - )
  • Title: Major
  • Res. 1951, Washington, D.C.


Jane Mignonne Burdick (I112799) (26 MAR 1917 - )
  • Title: Captain
  • She served in World War II as Capt. in WAC., graduate of Wells College and a Phi Beta Kappa. She was a former resident of Syracuse, N.Y. and was employed in the accounting department of Church & Dwight Co. (Cr. Syracuse Herald-Journal, Feb. 1, 1945.)


Lawrence Burdick Wells (I113308) (16 NOV 1916 - )
  • Graduated from Norwich H. S., 1935.
  • He served in World War II as 1st Lt. in Signal Corps, Air Force, Honorably Discharged.
  • Cr. wife Thelma.
  • Married in Methodist Church, Norwich, N.Y.


Donald Leon Holt (I113357) (19 APR 1912 - 28 MAY 1987)
  • Title: Private First Class
  • He enlisted in the Army, Apr. 1942.
  • Buried in Mount Hope Cemetery, Norwich, NY.
  • He was in the US Army during WWII and received the Purple Heart.
  • He was a mewmber of VFW Post 2782 and American Legion Post 189.


Donald Leon Holt (I113357) (19 APR 1912 - 28 MAY 1987)
  • Title: Private First Class
  • He enlisted in the Army, Apr. 1942.
  • Buried in Mount Hope Cemetery, Norwich, NY.
  • He was in the US Army during WWII and received the Purple Heart.
  • He was a mewmber of VFW Post 2782 and American Legion Post 189.


Charles Francis Burdick (I113472) (9 MAY 1918 - )
  • In Aug. 1944, Sgt. Charles Burdick is overseas.


Ralph Stanley Burdick (I113479) (31 AUG 1924 - 2004)
  • He served in the Army Air Corps during WWII, 1942-1946.


Charles Albert Burdick (I212564) (17 NOV 1919 - 1998TX)
  • He served in the U.S. Navy in WWII from December, 1941 until the end of the War.
  • He was stationed on Guam, possibly on the U.S.S. Missouri.


Allan Bernard Burdick (I212631) (16 AUG 1920 - 5 JUN 2012)
  • Obituary from The Columbia Daily Tribune: Allan Burdick, 1920-2012, 91, died Tuesday, June 5, 2012, in Columbia. He was born in Cincinnati and was raised in Fort Worth, Texas, and New York City. After a four-year interruption in his studies to serve in the U.S. Army Air Forces in World War II, he earned his bachelor's and master's degrees at Iowa State College. He went on to the University of California-Berkeley and earned his Ph.D. in genetics. He married Sally Cummins, who preceded him in death in 1983, and was married to Elizabeth (Betty) Revington Burdick at his death. After holding research and teaching positions at several other universities, Allan retired as professor emeritus of the University of Missouri, where he served for more than 20 years as professor of genetics and professor of medical genetics.
  • (cont) Allan was a founding member of Woodrail Country Club and loved to golf and dine there. He had a lifelong interest in early Christian history and the Apostle Paul in particular. He and Elizabeth traveled extensively doing research. In retirement, he published a book on Paul's travels. His interest in writing revealed his more sensitive side when he recently published a romantic novel. He will be remembered for his academic achievements, intellectual curiosity, love of family and the friends he cultivated. He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth; his four children, Michael Burdick, Nancy Burdick (Peter Haigh), Steve Burdick (Susan) and Lindy Steinmann (Weldon); three grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.


Clark Don Burdick (I212780) (26 MAY 1923 - 7 JUL 2007)
  • He enlisted in the Army Air Corps on January 21, 1942 and was discharged October, 1945.
  • He was in the 1040th Army Air Corps and then when the Air Force was formed from all of the separate branches (Army, Navy, etc.) he finished his time in the service as a member of the 5th Air Force.
  • Clark and a friend joined the Army Air Core shortly after Pearl Harbor was attacked. Two weeks after he was sworn in he was aboard the HM Queen Mary heading for Europe, but the ship was diverted to Australia. The Japanese Navy was preparing to attack Australia, but when the Queen Mary arrived they changed plans and attacked Guam instead. After a short time he was transported to New Guinea where he remained for 3-1/2 years.


Orlo Burdick (I213170) (8 JUL 1916 - )
  • T/Sgt Oren or Orlen Burdick and S/Sgt Orlo Burdick are the 1st from Bloomville to be released from service under the point system. They both enlisted in the Air Corps in Dec. 1941 at the time of Pearl Harbor attack. (Cr. Syracuse, N.Y. Herald-Journal, June 1945.)


Harold A. Bellinger (I213352) (20 JUL 1920 - )
  • Married in Episcopal Church, Norwich, N.Y.(Cr. Norwich Sun.)
  • Title: Sergeant
  • He arrived in the Philippines December, 1944 (Cr. Norwich Pharmacal News, May 1945.)


Raymond Andrew Burdick (I213437) (9 JAN 1923 - 27 APR 1945)
  • Title: 1st Lieutenant
  • 1st Lt. Raymond A. Burdick, 5th Air Force, killed in airplane crash, on Luzon, Apr. 27, 1945. He was called to active service, Jan. 1943. In Feb. 1945 had been awarded the Air Medal, survived by his parents, a sister Mrs. William Becker of Albany, and his paternal grandparents, Mr. & Mrs. Proctor Burdick of Saquoit, N.Y. (Cr. Binghamton, N.Y. Press, May 21, 1945.)
  • Killed in World War II, without issue.


Wallace Irving Burdick (I213472) (8 NOV 1919 - )
  • In Aug. 1944, Lt. Wallace Burdick is stationed at Baltimore, Md.
  • From Sharon Burdick, his daughter: He was a PVT on December 7, 1941, stationed at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. when Pearl Harbor was attacked by Japanese planes. He and many others climbed onto the roofs of their barracks and started shooting at the planes. He only talked to me once of this, when as a child he took me to see 'From Here to Eternity'. He was to participate in the Normandy invasion but was injured and spent the remainder of the war in the United States. He retired as a 2nd LT.


Elmo Jabez Burdick (I213734) (24 OCT 1915 - )
  • Cr. Norwich, N.Y. Sun, July 12, 1942 for marriage.
  • Res. 1945, Beaver Meadow, N.Y.
  • He served in World War II, May 5, 1941 for 5 months and was discharged for disability.


Richard Matoon Burdick (I313350) (20 MAY 1922 - )
  • He served in World War II, 8 months in Italy, was on way to Pacific when Japan surrendered.


Ralph Leslie Burdick (I313472) (3 JUL 1922 - )
  • In Aug. 1944, Tech Sgt. Ralph Burdick is stationed in Calif.


Leroy Harrison Camp (I313737) (27 NOV 1911 - )
  • He served in World War II as a Navy Fireman.
  • Cr. His wife Norma Mae


George Thomas Dumphy (I412625) (27 JUL 1923 - )
  • He entered Military Service, Feb. 25, 1943, Ft. Lewis, Wash., Serial No. 39327939. He left Mar. 3, to Camp Joseph, Ft. Robison, Ark., then to Ft. Sill, Okla. On June 30, 1945 he went to San Francisco, Calif. and then to Australia with 32nd Div., 'The Red Arrow'. He drove a truck in Headquarters Battery Division. Has ribbons: Asiatic Pacific; 5 battle Stars; Philippine liberation; The Silver Star; and Distinguished Unit Badge. He participated in the Astape and New Guinea operations, commanded by Gen. McArthur. A T/5 received honorable discharge at Ft. Lewis, Dec. 22, 1945.


Ralph George Holt (I413357) (21 FEB 1919 - )
  • He served in World War ii.
  • Rank: RDM 3/c (Radarman)
  • Res. 1943, Sidney, N.Y.
  • Res. 1944, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.
  • Cr. Earlville Standard, Aug. 5, 1943 and Oct. 5, 1944 for birth of children.


Willard Dean Burdick (I413411) (17 NOV 1926 - 15 AUG 2014)
  • He died at the Veteran's Administration Hospital, Syracuse at the age of 87.
  • He was a World War II US Army veteran and a 1945 graduate of DeRuyter Central High School.
  • He worked at Precision Casting, Fayetteville, followed by 30 years in the milk processing industry at Hegeman Farms Corp, Truxton and Queensboro Farm Products, Canastota. Willard was a lifetime member of the DeRuyter Seventh Day Baptist Church, a 50+ year member of the DeRuyter Fire Department, a member of the Woodford-Burdick American Legion. He was also a 50+ year member of the DeRuyter Masonic Lodge having served as master of the Lodge and District Grand Steward.
  • Willard and Glenice were married for over 61 years.
  • is survived by his wife of over 61 years, Glenice Cook Burdick; daughters, Deborah Ayers and Sandra (Rae) Wilcox; grandsons, Matthew (Nikki) Skeele, Erik (Reba McIntosh) Skeele, and Steven Wilcox; and great-granddaughter, Adelynn Skeele.


Harold Andrew Camp (I413737) (20 NOV 1916 - )
  • He served in World War II as Private 1st Class.


Oren (or Orlen) Alton Burdick (I513170) (2 MAR 1929 - )
  • T/Sgt Oren or Orlen Burdick and S/Sgt Orlo Burdick are the 1st from Bloomville to be released from service under the point system. They both enlisted in the Air Corps in Dec. 1941 at the time of Pearl Harbor attack. (Cr. Syracuse, N.Y. Herald-Journal, June 1945.)
  • Married in the Rectory of St. John the Baptist Church, Walton, N.Y.
  • Res, Delhi, N.Y.
  • Cr. Otsego Sentinel, Sept. ? 1945.


Claude Milton Holt (I513357) (27 MAY 1921 - )
  • Enlisted in U.S. Navy, Dec. 8, 1941
  • Howard Burdick note: Nellie Johnson incorrectly assigned the wife and children of Harold Alton Holt (213357) to his brother, Claude. Janice Holt, Harold's daughter, corrected the record.


Clayton Lyle Holt (I613357) (17 APR 1923 - )
  • Enlisted in Army, Apr. 1942, pvt.


Dana Paul Holt (I713357) (28 JUN 1925 - 29 MAY 2012)
  • Enlisted in U.S. Navy, June 1943, s 1/c/
  • Buried in West Hill Cemetery, Sherburne, NY.


Archibald Ross MacKechnie (I713372) (24 DEC 1895 - )
  • Res. 1934, Mississippi College, Miss.
  • Title: Major
  • He is major in the U. S. Regular Army.
  • Title Colonel
  • He served in World War I and II.
  • He went to Australia, Mar. 14, 1942, commanded the 142nd Inf., contracted malaria and arthritis.
  • Res. 1950, Sarasota, Fla. with wife Annabelle.


Oliver Hinckley (I1002828) (14 SEP 1920 - )
  • He enlisted in U.S. Marine Corps. Jan. 1942, World War. II. Served in Pacific Area. Killed in action, Palan Islands, Sept. 19, 1944. His body returned to Sherburne, N.Y. for burial, in St. Malachy's Cem. Oct. 18, 1948. His awards wore Purple Heart with gold star, Presidents Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific campaign Medal & World War 11 Victory Medal.


Kenneth Nelson (I1006681) (27 FEB 1926 - )
  • He is in the U.S. Navy at Pensacola, Fla. In 1944.


Frank Henry Stoddard (I1011758) (25 NOV 1924 - 5 NOV 2012)
  • He passed away peacefully at his home with his family surrounding him.
  • He served in the United States Navy for 2 1/2 years and was assigned to the U.S.S. Stanley DD 478 in Okinawa, Japan. He was blessed to survive an attack on his ship by eight kamikaze airplanes, two of which collided with his ship.
  • Burial: Grace Cemetery, Grace, Caribou County, Idaho, USA


Albert Vincent Harcourt (I1012725) (13 JAN 1918 - )
  • In 1943 he is an Army Staff Sgt. in San Antonio, Tex.


William Mansfield Bowen (I1012733) (27 JAN 1909 - )
  • Unmarried, 1933.
  • Unmarried 1952.
  • He is in the Army, 1943.


William Lewin Thomas (I1012738)
  • He served in World War I and is Chief Warrant Officer in World War II.


Manson E. Steere (I1012995) (5 APR 1920 - )
  • Title: Lieut.
  • Lieut. and Mrs. Manson E. Steere and daughter Sherrie of San Francisco, Cal. were Sunday guests of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Sprague of McDonough, N.Y. (Cr. Norwich Sun, Aug. 25, 1950.)


George Sherwood Tillman (I1014034) (21 JUL 1921 - )
  • Title: Lieut.
  • Married 1st Baptist Church, Norwich, N.Y.
  • Lt. George Tillman served in Army Air Corp, World War II. (Cr. Bainbridge, N.Y. News, Aug. 17, 1944)
  • Cr. Norwich Sun, Jan. 30, 1950, for birth of sons.
  • Res. 1950, Clinton, N.Y.


Robert James Tillman (I1014036) (6 AUG 1926 - )
  • Married in St. Stephen Episcopal Church, New Hartford, N.Y.
  • He served in World War II as Corp. Res. Hamilton College, Clinton where he is a Senior. (Cr. Norwich Sun, Aug. 14, 1950.)


Albert John Pope (I1014889) (22 AUG 1927 - )
  • Born at Waterbury Hospital.
  • Married in 1st Presbyterian Church, Hudson Falls, N.Y.
  • He is a graduate of Wharton School, University of Pa.
  • He served in 5th Army in Italy World War II.
  • He is employed in the purchasing department of U.S. Rubber Co.
  • Cr. N.Y. Herald Tribune, June 29, 1952.


Burton A. Hall (I1014909) (7 JUL 1881 - 24 JUL 1943)
  • Title: Doctor
  • He is a practicing physician in Oxford, N. Y.
  • Title: 1st Lieut.
  • He is survived by wife Harriet and daughter Prudence Chrzanowski of L.I. He was b. Oxford, N.Y. and served in World War II as 1st Lieut. (Cr. Norwich Sun, July 26, 1943)


Herman Eugene Forness (I1016801) (30 SEP 1913 - 24 JAN 1942)
  • He was killed in World War II.


John William Guthrie (I1017881) (8 AUG 1925 - )
  • He was a Training Engineering U.A. Army leaving 1950 for service in New England.


Grace Joan Jack (I1017883) (22 MAR 1921 - )
  • She was a graduate of University of Washington.
  • Served in W.A.C. World War II.
  • She was in New Guinea in the South Pacific and is a Technician in Virginia Mason Hospital, Seattle, Wash.


Ruth Eugenia Jack (I1017884) (22 MAR 1921 - )
  • She was a graduate of University of Washington.
  • Served in W.A.C. World War II.
  • She served in San Francisco, has degree in Physical Therapy from Stanford University, Palo Alto, Calif., and is nursing in Los Angeles, Calif., 1950.


Walter Quentin Jack (I1017886) (33 FEB 1925 - )
  • He is a G.I. at Univerty of Wwashington, graduate in Engineering, Sept. 1950.


James Edward Peterson (I1017889) (3 DEC 1925 - )
  • He is a graduate University of Washington, Seattle, June 1?, 1950 and is in U.S. Navy.


Thoedore Ross MacKechnie (I1017901) (26 JAN 1923 - )
  • Title: Captain
  • Res. 1950, Ft. Benning. Ga.


Robert Clifford Burdick (I1018761) (27 MAR 1926 - 19 JUN 2015)
  • Obituary: Robert Clifford Burdick 89, of Port Charlotte, FL. formerly of Lakewood, NJ passed away on Friday, June 19, 2015. Bob was born in South Clinton, Pa, served in the Navy in WWII, and retired from the Daily Home News in 1989. He was Worshipful Master of Lakewood Masonic Lodge, and Past Patron of Carasaljo Chapter, OES in Lakewood. Bob is survived by his wife of 68 years, MaryAn of Pt. Charlotte, FL; daughter, Bonnie (Rocky) Tiefel; son, Bob (Karen) Burdick; 7 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; his brothers, Dick and Ray; his sister, Marjorie Beckwith, and numerous nieces and nephews.
  • Interned at Sarasota National Cemetery.
  • He was an Aviation Ordnance Man (AOM2) in the U.S. Navy during World War II.


Stanford J. Gibson (I1030631)
  • Stanford's parentsm, Stanford and Gertrude ( Sage ) of Norwich.
  • He is graduate of Cornell Univ.
  • He served in World War II.
  • In 1952 he is Teacher in Norwich High School.


Martin Stanley Harcourt (I1030981) (31 OCT 1920 - )
  • In 1943 he is in Cadet Aviator Corps. in Panama.


Henry Skwirut (I1031178) (4 SEP 1920 - )
  • Henry's parents, Jacob & Carolina (Lagowski) Skwirut, formerly of Poland, Europe
  • Mr. Skwirut served in 102nd Inf. Div. World War II, as radio operator in France & Germany 15 mos. & was Sgt. when discharged.
  • 1951, employed as Laboratory Technician with Westinghouse.


Jule Leslie Hooker (I1040583) (14 MAY 1907 - )
  • He was educated at Syracuse Univ.
  • He was Branch Mgr. of National Financial Institutions.
  • Title: Captain
  • Entered U.S. Air Corps June 1, 1942; Capt. In 1944.
  • Capt. Jule is a Mason.
  • They are Methodists.
  • No chn, but adopted a son.
  • They res. 1944, 2406 Oakridge Ave., Madison, Wis.


Alwin Beach (I1040613) (25 JUN 1906 - )
  • Graduate of Allegheny College, Meadville, Ia. (A.D. 1928) and Harvard Law School, Cambridge Mass. (1931. L.L.B.) is Attorney-At-Law.
  • He is a member of #220 I.O.O. F. F. H.and Masonic Lodge #366, Erie, PA.
  • Nov. 27, 1943, inducted in the U.S. Army.
  • 1944 is in Co. E. 387th Inf. Ft. Leonard Wood, Mo. No. 33684459 .A.I.O.445.
  • Home address, 29 1/2 W. Main St., Union City, Pa.
  • No chn
  • He is also a member of the Scottish Rites & Baptist Church.
  • Cr. for this rec. is Alwin Lionel Beach, himself.


Robert Orsell Bliss (I1040616) (7 DEC 1915 - )
  • He is a graduate of Alfred Agri. College, Alfred, N.Y.
  • He was conductor on Union R.R. in Pittsburgh, Pa.
  • 1944 is U.S. Navy A/S Co. 4223-BKS 423L, USNTC Bainbridge, Md. went Apr. 11, 1944.
  • No chn


Ronald B. Coy (I1040729) (31 AUG 1916 - )
  • He served in World War II.


Walter Dorman Aldritch (I1040764) (11 MAR 1923 - )
  • Walter served in Air Force, World War II.
  • They live 1952, near Philadelphia, Pa.


Warren Spencer Aldritch (I1040765) (24 MAY 1926 - )
  • No chn
  • They live 1952, Norwich, N. Y.
  • Warren has been recalled to the Navy.


William Perez (I1041207) (8 MAR 1924 - )
  • Cr. Norwich Sun, June 10, 1945.
  • He served in World War II.


Wallace Don Lidell (I1041320) (21 APR 1922 - )
  • He served in World War II.


Eleanor Margaret Burdick (I1041481) (25 MAR 1913 - )
  • Unmarried, 1944.
  • She was the first disabled W.A.A.C. to be taken into the D.A.V. (Disabled American Veterans) in Ia., inducted Nov. 1943.
  • Resides at home.


Donald James Burdick (I1041676) (30 MAY 1921 - )
  • Unmarried 1943.
  • In Air Corps stationed at Pyote Tex., 1943.


John Pershing Donnelley (I1041745) (6 FEB 1919 - )
  • Cr: World War II records.
  • No chn. 1947.


Frederick Henry Donnelley (I1041746) (27 MAY 1921 - )
  • Cr: World War II records.


Roland Donnelley (I1041747)


Dighton Lewis Polan (I1041794) (10 DEC 1917 - )
  • He lost his life in World War II as a Navy bomber pilot over Guadalcanal.


Louis Alexander Reed (I1041895)
  • Title: Lieut.


William Elmer Wheeley (I1041902)
  • He is in the Army, 1943.


Christopher Ritcher (I1041974)
  • Title: Sergeant
  • T/S Ritcher entered U.S. Air Force, 1940 at West Point, served in Philippines during World War II. He re-enlisted at Hornell. They arrived in Hawaii June 1947 and have quarters on Hikam.


Edson F. Coleman (I1042012)
  • He is a fine musician and a graduate from College of Fine Arts, Syracuse University. (Cr. Bainbridge News, Apr. 10. 1941 and Apr. 17, 1941.)
  • He served in World War II.
  • Res. with mother and Aunt Cora, Bainbridge, N.Y.


Joseph Barnelle Earnhardt (I1042085)
  • Title: Private, 1st Class
  • Joseph's parents, Mr. & Mrs. Benjamin Alexander Earnhardt of Greensboro, N.C.


Charles H. Robinson (I1042263)
  • Title: Captain
  • Charles' parents, Charles H. and Lydia (Sawyer) of Geneva, N.Y.
  • He was stationed in 1942 at the Panama Canal in the Air Corps.


Robert Mangan (I1042343)
  • He served in U.S. Army in World War ii.


Thomas Edward Downey (I1042567) (22 JAN 1925 - )
  • Married in 1st Methodist Church, Syracuse, N.Y.
  • Cr. Norwich Sun, Dec. 28, 1949 for marriage.
  • Served in World War II.


John Robert or Robert John Downey (I1042568) (15 DEC 1925 - )
  • John Robert is also called Robert John.
  • Cr. Mrs. Kay Downey
  • Served in World War II.


Eugene Downey (I1042573) (25 JAN 1928 - )
  • Res. 1952 near Sherburne, N.Y.
  • Served in World War II.


Richard Burdick Sheffield (I1060042) (23 NOV 1923 - 13 JAN 2014)
  • Obituary: Richard Burdick Sheffield, 90, of Middletown, died peacefully at home on Monday, January 13, 2014, surrounded by his family. Born in Newport, R.I., on November 25, 1923, he was the son of the late William Paine Sheffield III and Agatha Spink Sheffield. He is survived by his wife Gay Glover Sheffield, his daughters Eulah Wooley Sheffield of Collinsville, Ct., Gay Glover Sheffield of Nome, Alaska, and Marie Burdick Sheffield of Bath, Maine. His grandchildren, Samuel Lambert, Suzanna Lambert, Caroline Lambert, and Hope Lambert, and his brother Edwin S. Sheffield of Philadelphia, Pa., also survive him. His sister, Agatha S. Littlefield, and his brother, William P. Sheffield, predeceased him.
  • (cont) Richard was born in Newport, R.I., and graduated from Phillips Academy Andover, Yale University and Harvard Law School. He served in World War II aboard the USS Callaghan until she was sunk by a kamikaze off Okinawa. He later served on the USS Glennon. During his years of dedicated community service, he was a Rhode Island State Senator, founding member of the Naval War College Foundation, board member of the Redwood Library, chairman of the board of Newport Hospital, president of the Newport County Chamber of Commerce, president of the Newport Public Library, director of the Newport Harbor Corp., director of the R.I chapter of Boy Scouts of America, chairman of the board of the Newport Electric Corp. and president of the R.I. Chapter of The Society of the Cincinnati. He was a fourth generation partner in the family law firm of Sheffield & Harvey.


Robert Lee Burdick (I1060223) (18 DEC 1925 - 24 MAY 2014)
  • Obituary: Robert L. Burdick 88 of Eaton Township passed away Saturday May 24, 2014 at his residence following a lengthy illness. He was born December 18 , 1925 in Litchfield, Oh. , after schooling at both Belden and Eaton High School he graduated in 1944. Robert then enlisted in the United States Navy and served in the Pacific Theater in WW II , soon after returning home he married Ruby Cornish in July of 1946. Robert worked for Reiter Dairy as a quality control supervisor, after retirement in 2010 he worked for the Lorain County Veterans Services transporting veterans to their appointments.
  • (cont) He was a 32 degree mason for LaGrange Masonic Lodge , Lifemember of VFW Post # 1079, where he served as chaplain and member of Honor Guard , American Legion Post #12 and Amvets post # 32. He was an Avid golfer , reader and fisherman , he also loved to travel and loved westerns. Robert was also inducted into the Midview athletic hall of fame. In his life he served his God, through our Lord Jesus Christ, his family and his Country we return him to you God for all eternity.
  • (cont) Survivors include his wife of 67 years Ruby (nee Cornish), daughter Lee Ann Martin of Elyria , sons Kenneth (Dolly) of LaGrange , and Bruce (Donna) of N. Ridgeville, sister-in-law Shirley. 8 grandchildren , and 13 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents Paul and Rosella (nee Greenfield), brother Richard and 2 grandchildren.


Clifford Lawrence (or Laurence) Elliott (I10022086) (25 MAR 1917 - 17 MAR 1993)
  • He was the stepson of Frederick William Nicholls.
  • He entered the military in 1941, and has memories of the sacrifices he and millions of other Americans made for our country. He served with distinction in WW II and the Korean War and was one of the most decorated veterans in Utah; 2 Silver Stars, 2 Bronze Stars, 4 Purple Hearts, French Croix de Guerre, and was inducted into the Army Hall of Fame at Fort Knox, Kentucky. He also served as past-president of The National Third Armored Division Association.
  • Burial: Larkin Sunset Lawn Cemetery , Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA


Bud O. Hathaway (I10022132) (6 JAN 1920 - 1 JUN 1987)
  • He served in the U.S. Air Force during World War II.
  • Burial: Parker Memorial Park, Parker, Fremont County, Idaho, USA


Lyman Elvin Duncan (I10022251) (21 NOV 1913 - 28 JUN 1999)
  • Married in the Salt Lake LDS Temple.
  • He served his country during World War II, attaining the rank of lieutenant in the US Army.


Merle Elwin 'Charlie' Newell (I10022266) (6 FEB 1918 - 7 MAY 1945)
  • Utah 49 Field Artry 7 Division World War II Veteran.
  • Burial: Grand Valley Cemetery, Moab, Grand County, Utah, USA


Morris A. Johnson (I10022271) (29 JUL 1916 - 5 APR 1967)
  • He was Staff Sgt., 89 Infantry Div., WWII
  • Burial: Sunset Memorial Gardens, Moab, Grand County, Utah, USA


Eileen Johnson (I10022278) (26 OCT 1922 - 28 APR 2001)
  • Burial: Fairview Cemetery, Salida, Chaffee County, Colorado, USA


Francis Lyle Stewart (I10022296) (1 JUL 1922 - 18 JAN 2008)
  • He served in WWII.
  • Burial: Redwood Memorial Cemetery, West Jordan, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA


Louis E. Johnson (I10040069) (17 DEC 1917 - 16 JUL 2004)
  • He served in World War II.
  • He served as Pvt. 1st Class, Co. H. 385th Inf.
  • Died at NYS Veterans Home
  • Buried at Riverview Cemetery,Oxford,Chenango Co.,N.Y.


Leonard Enos Montague (I10043004) (1924 - 1945)
  • He was killed during World War II in France.


Wilbur Leslie Burdick (I10048013) (? - 1942)


Norma Jane Besio (I10059003) (26 NOV 1923 - )
  • Title: First Lieutenant
  • Graduated from St. Anthony of Padua High School and Crouse Irving School of Nursing.
  • .She entered the Army Nursing Corps and served on Tinian and Japan.
  • Married in the Most Holy Rosary Church, Syracuse, NY.
  • Res. 1946, Millersville, NY.
  • Attended Millersville State Teachers College.


Richard James Hess (I10059006) (23 NOV 1922 - 22 JUN 2001)
  • Title: First Lieutenant
  • Graduated from Manor Hisgh School, Millersville, NY.
  • He served three and one-half years in the Pacific Theater as a fighter pilot with the 49th Fighter Group of the Army Air Forces.
  • He received four Presidential Citations and three air medals.
  • Attended Millersville State Teachers College.


Rolla G. Glick (I10061243) (19 MAY 1925 - 17 NOV 1944)
  • He died on 17 Nov 1944 in Leintry, France (Age: 19).


Everett Kenneth Higgins (I10062060) (6 JUL 1900 - 8 APR 1975)
  • Title: Colonel
  • Buried in Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA.


Walter Cecil Herrick (I10071003) (27 JUN 1892 - 10 NOV 1945)
  • U.S., World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942, National Archives and Records Administration (NARA); Washington, D.C.; State Headquarters: California.


David Thompson Wagner (I10071026) (24 MAY 1918 - 15 SEP 2008)
  • Buried at Los Osos, San Luis Obispo County, CA.
  • Res. 1920, East Fairfield, Crawford, PA
  • Res. 1930, Meadville, Crawford, PA.
  • World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946.


Linden Robert Burzell (I10071030) (16 SEP 1924 - 22 AUG 2008)
  • Died from prostate cancer.
  • Was in the U.S. Marines, World War II.


Richard Earl Burzell (I10071031) (11 AUG 1926 - 1 NOV 1992)
  • Died from prostate cancer.
  • Was in the U.S. Army, World War II.


Charles Willis Burdick (I10074010) (23 NOV 1919 - 14 JUN 2009)
  • He was in the Army for more than twenty years.


Leo Herbert Thompson (I10079172) (18 JUL 1916 - 2 FEB 1994)
  • He was born on the family farm.
  • He served in the US Navy.


Russell Leroy Mix (I10088348) (22 AUG 1922 - 14 APR 1986)
  • He enlisted on 19 Dec 1942. He was a private in the Immaterial - Warrant Officers branch. Release date: 25 Dec 1945.


Alvin M. Mix (I10088413) (14 NOV 1916 - 18 DEC 1941)
  • He was Missing In Action (MIA) in World War II. Date of Loss: 18 Dec 1941, Branch: U.S. Army, Rank: Private.
  • He is honored at the monument at Fort William McKinley, Manila, The Philippines.
  • Unmarried


Cloyd Russell Mix (I10088436) (19 JAN 1927 - 21 JAN 1952)
  • Military record, 31 0ct 1945: Randolph Field, Texas, Air Transport Command.


Lonzo Stephen or Stephen Lonzo (or Alonzo) Fabreth (I10088517) (29 NOV 1915 - 1 JAN 1950)
  • Buried in Riverview Memorial Gardens, Worland, WY.
  • He enlisted in the United State Air Corps on 19 Oct 1941 in Texas. His enlistment was for three years.
  • He was a Staff Sergeant in the Regular Army (including Officers, Nurses, Warrant Officers, and Enlisted Men), within 3 months of Discharge or former WAAC Auxiliary.
  • At the time of enlistment he was a semi-skilled chauffeur and driver of bus, taxi, truck, and tractor.
  • Never married.
  • Buried in Riverview Memorial Gardens, Blk 008 Lot 003 Gr 03, Worland, Washakie County, WY.


George Louis Chrisman (I10088535) (7 JAN 1918 - 2 APR 1956)
  • He was a World War II veteran.
  • He was an auto mechanic.
  • Died at the VA hospital in Phoenix.
  • Cause of death: 'CHF, due to Rheumatic heart diease,cardiac enlargement, aortic stenosis, multi hemorrhagic infarcts'.
  • Buried in Citizens Cemetery, Flagstaff, Coconino County, AZ.


Robert William 'Bill' Burdick (I10111064) (27 JUN 1917 - 27 JUN 1944)
  • He was one of the first men selected in the draft of 1940.
  • He was killed in action in Normandy on June 27, 1944 - his 27th birthday.


Homer W. Burdick (I10111066) (JAN 1927 - )


Otis Burdick (I10111067)


Carl J. Maddox (I10119002)
  • He enlisted in the Army on May 26, 1944 and was discharged December 16, 1945.


Carl Otto 'Bud' or 'Buddy' Schulze (I10120130) (23 FEB 1927 - 25 SEP 2014)
  • Letter from cousin Delores Hoffman in December 2008 indicated that Carl had a cousin Gary living in Chino, CA.
  • As a child, Carl once owned a mint copy of Action Comics No. 1. His grandmother Jennie Kosier Schlotman apparently threw it out after he moved out of the house. In 2010, this comic book sold for over $1 million.
  • Carl recalls meeting Charles Lindbergh, whose son was a member of a UDT team. The team did not believe their teammate was the son of the famous aviator until he paid them a visit.
  • Occupation 1: Navy UDT
  • Occupation 2: Librarian
  • Residence: Bet. 1932 - 1934, Pottsville, Schuylkill, PA (with grandfather Otto)
  • Pottsville Republican, 9 Oct 2014: Carl Otto 'Bud' Schulze Jr., 87, beloved husband and father, passed away Sept. 25 at his home in Imperial Beach, Calif., with his family by his side. Born in Pottsville, he was a son of the late Carl O. Sr. and Marguerite 'Peg' Schlotman Schulze. His ancestors ran the Schulze tailor shops in Yorkville and downtown Pottsville. Carl was in the Navy for more than 25 years. He was an original UDT/SEAL, and served as an instructor for subsequent teams. He later earned a doctorate in educational technology from University of Southern California, and worked as a librarian for colleges and hospitals. Carl was preceded in death by a sister. He is survived by his wife, daughter and son-in-law, five half-siblings, a niece, two nephews, and several cousins. His ashes will be scattered at sea in the near future.


Harry Watson Darrow (I10120304) (1919 - )
  • Utica Observer, 15 Feb 1938: Richfield Springs - News from Norwalk, Conn., states that Harry Watson Darrow, son of Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Darrow, has finished his naval training at Newport, R. I., and will be assigned to active duty later in the month. Mr. Darrow Sr. was a former resident of this village.
  • Richfield Springs Mercury, 17 Feb 1938: Harry Watson Darrow, son of Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Darrow of Norwalk, Conn., and grandson of the late Edward Darrow, who owned and conducted the Darrow House here many years, has completed his naval training at Newport, and expects assignment to his duties next month.
  • Utica Daily Press, unknown date c. Christmas 1940: Harry Darrow, Stamford, Conn., was calling on friends here Wednesday. He is a grandson of the late Edward Darrow who was proprietor of the old Darrow House. His father is Ben Darrow, remembered by old friends here and he is a cousin of Mrs. Edward Baker, this village. Mr. Darrow enlisted in the U. S. Navy in 1937 and has been on ordinance duty on the USS Savannah. He returned from Honolulu about three weeks ago after being honorably discharged.


Merle Stephen Burdick (I10141001) (1 JAN 1919 - 27 FEB 1971)
  • He was Commander of the USS Thompson during WWII.


Wilson Hempfield Harrington (I10200157) (29 JUL 1889 - 24 MAR 1969)
  • Wilson was living with his family in Manhattan NY. in 1920. He is listed as an architect.
  • World War II Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard Casualties, 1941-1945: Name: Wilson Hempfield Harrington, Relative Name: Mrs. Felice S Harrington, Relative Relationship: Wife, State: New York, Country: United States, Type of Casualty: Pow, Died or Killed, Roll: ww2c_27.
  • World War II Prisoners of War, 1941-1946: Name: Wilson H Harrington, Race: White, Residence State: New York, Report Date: 6 May 1942, Latest Report Date: 2 Oct 1945, Grade: CDR, Service Branch: Navy, Arm or Service: United States Navy, Arm or Service Code: United States Navy, Area Served: Southwest Pacific Theatre: Philippine Islands, Detaining Country: Japan, Camp: Osaka Main Camp Chikko Osaka 34-135, Status: Returned to Military Control, Liberated or Repatriated, Report Source: Individual has been reported through sources considered official.


Winston Sinclair Burdick (I10290001) (2 DEC 1917 - 1 DEC 1982)
  • He was in the U.S. Navy during World War II.


Fremont Ralph Burdick (I10320055) (3 MAR 1920 - 9 AUG 1977)
  • Buried in Smith Family Cemetery, Fairview Avenue, Hope Valley, RI, HP003.
  • Fraduated Westerly High School, 1937.
  • Graduated University of Rhode Island, 1943, with a degree in Mechanical Engineering.
  • Enlisted in the Army 19 Feb 1944.
  • He was in the first wave of the D-Day invasion.
  • He was wounded, 9 Jun 1944, by shrapnel in the knee.
  • He was a veteran of World War II and the Korean War.
  • Retired as a Lieutenant Colonel.
  • Karin Hutchinson note: The Connecticut Death Index lists his marital status as 'Never', which is incorrect as he did have a short marriage.
  • Fremont and Dorothy were married in the First Baptist Church, Hope Valley, RI.
  • The marriage ended in divorce.


William Curnel Burdick (I10320056) (27 OCT 1921 - 13 SEP 1980)
  • Title: Reverend
  • Died in the William Deaumont Army Medical Center, El Paso, TX.
  • Buried in Ft. Bliss National Cemetery, El Paso, TX.
  • The Westerly Sun states that he enlisted in the Army (it was the Air Force) on 13 Jul 1943.
  • Graduated from Bombardier School, San Angelo, TX 12 Aug 1944.
  • Service Information: CMS US Air Force, World War II, Korea.
  • Arrival date 11 Nov 1945: Age 25, Ethnicity/Race/Nationality American; Place of Origin: United States of America; Port of Departure: Stephenville; Port of Arrival: New York, NY; Airline: Trans World Airlines.
  • Awards earned during Army occupation: Purple Heart, American Campaign Medal, World War II Victory Medal, others.
  • Areas served while in the Air Force: U.S., France, Guam, Iwo Jima, Germany, Holland, Newfoundland, England.
  • He was a Pastor of the Central Baptist Church in Fort Worth, TX from 1965-1968. In 1968 he was Director of Missions and Minister of Christian Social ministries at the First Baptist Church of El Paso, TX until 1979 when he retired due to illness.
  • They had 3 children, 1 son and two daughters. There was about a 10 year age difference between the first and last child (verbal info from relatives.)
  • His death certificate states that he was in the Air Force and a retired Airman.
  • Graduated Westerly High School.
  • Attended Howard County Junior College in Big Spring, TX, Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, TX, Southwester baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, TX where he received his diploma in Theology.
  • William and Ruth were married in the First Baptist Church, Hope Valley, RI.


Raymond Elsworth Burdick (I10320057) (4 JUN 1926 - 21 FEB 2016)
  • The Westerly Sun, February 24, 2016: Raymond E. Burdick died peacefully at his home in Hope Valley on Sunday, Feb. 21, 2016. He was 89. Born in Hopkinton in 1926, he was the son of Ralph and Eleanor (Clarke) Burdick. Raymond was a lifelong resident of Hopkinton, attending school there and graduating as part of the Westerly High School class of '44. Raymond was a veteran of World War II serving in the U.S. Navy as a Torpedoman's Mate Third Class. He was employed for many years at the Bradford Dying Association in Westerly and the Imperial Wallpaper Company of Ashaway. Raymond was an avid outdoorsman, gardener, hunter and fisherman. He was an accomplished golfer and participated in many golf and bowling leagues over the years. Raymond was a member of the Gordon Greene Post #27 for many years serving as its finance officer. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Hope Valley for 76 years, a former member of the Hope Valley Ambulance Corps., and a life member of the NRA.
  • (cont) Raymond was predeceased by his wife, Katherine E. (Bohning), his brothers, Fremont and William Burdick, and a sister, Mary Place. He is survived by his niece, Alice (DeTata) Heller, who was raised by he and his wife during her teenage years. He is also survived by cousins and numerous nieces and nephews who loved him. Raymond is also missed by two brothers-in-law, Charles Place and Dr. Richard H. Bohning as well as a sister-in-law, Hope G. Andrews.
  • He died at home.
  • Enlisted in the Navy 18 Mar 1944.
  • He attended boot camp at Sampson, NY and was stationed at U.S.Naval Training Center at Great Lakes, North Chicago, IL and Mare Island, CA.
  • The had one child who died at birth.


Raymond Elsworth Burdick (I10320057) (4 JUN 1926 - 21 FEB 2016)
  • The Westerly Sun, February 24, 2016: Raymond E. Burdick died peacefully at his home in Hope Valley on Sunday, Feb. 21, 2016. He was 89. Born in Hopkinton in 1926, he was the son of Ralph and Eleanor (Clarke) Burdick. Raymond was a lifelong resident of Hopkinton, attending school there and graduating as part of the Westerly High School class of '44. Raymond was a veteran of World War II serving in the U.S. Navy as a Torpedoman's Mate Third Class. He was employed for many years at the Bradford Dying Association in Westerly and the Imperial Wallpaper Company of Ashaway. Raymond was an avid outdoorsman, gardener, hunter and fisherman. He was an accomplished golfer and participated in many golf and bowling leagues over the years. Raymond was a member of the Gordon Greene Post #27 for many years serving as its finance officer. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Hope Valley for 76 years, a former member of the Hope Valley Ambulance Corps., and a life member of the NRA.
  • (cont) Raymond was predeceased by his wife, Katherine E. (Bohning), his brothers, Fremont and William Burdick, and a sister, Mary Place. He is survived by his niece, Alice (DeTata) Heller, who was raised by he and his wife during her teenage years. He is also survived by cousins and numerous nieces and nephews who loved him. Raymond is also missed by two brothers-in-law, Charles Place and Dr. Richard H. Bohning as well as a sister-in-law, Hope G. Andrews.
  • He died at home.
  • Enlisted in the Navy 18 Mar 1944.
  • He attended boot camp at Sampson, NY and was stationed at U.S.Naval Training Center at Great Lakes, North Chicago, IL and Mare Island, CA.
  • The had one child who died at birth.


Katherine Ethel 'Kay' Bohning (I10320063) (2 DEC 1916 - 30 MAY 2012)
  • Buried in Smith Family Cemetery, Fairview Avenue, Hope Valley, RI, HP003.
  • Westerly Sun, Obituary: Katherine 'Kay' E. (Bohning) Burdick, 95, beloved wife of Raymond Burdick, of 790 Main St., Hope Valley, died peacefully on May 30, 2012, at The Westerly Hospital, surrounded by her loving family. She was born on Dec. 2, 1916, in Hopkinton, the daughter of Clarence and Annie D. (Lewis) Borhning. Graduating from the Baptist Missionaly Training College in Chicago, she joined the W.A.V.E.S. during WWII and was stationed in Washington, D.C. Following her discharge, she began her 42-year teaching career in Shirley, MAss., followed by two years at the Richmond Elementary School and finally at the Hope Valley Elementary School, where she taught several geneations of first-graders. Upon her retirement, she was described as 'a remarkable woman with read hair, bright eyes and full of energy. Her students have gone on to become teachers themselve, police officers, nurses and just about any other professions for which people aspire'.
  • (cont) She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Hope Valley for over 75 years. She remained an active and dedicated member of the Ladies Benevolent Society until her death and served on many church boards over the years. She was a life member of teh Gordan Greene American Legion Post No. 27. Besides her husband of 63 years, she is survived be her brother, Dr. Richard Bohning, of Hope Valley; a sister, Hope Greene Andrews, of Hope Valley; a niece, Alice (DeTata) Heller, of Vancouver, Wash., whom she raised; as well as several other loved nephews and nieces and their children. She was predeceased by a sister, Ella DeTata, and a nephew, Joseph DeTata. Burial with military honors will be at the Smith Family Cemetery on Fairview Avenuie.


Tyler Bragg Burdick (I10400018) (20 SEP 1922 - 25 SEP 2012)
  • He served in WWII.
  • As a first class radio operator for the US Coast Guard, he served on ships as part of the Greenland Patrol, escorting convoys from the US to Greenland.
  • was on the USCGC Comanche on February 3, 1943, escorting the Dorchester and others when the German sub U-223 torpedoed and sank the Dorchester. The famous Four Chaplains went down with the Dorchester after giving their life jackets to other troops and sailors. The Comanche rescued about 90 survivors from the Dorchester.
  • He served on the U.S. Coast Guard cutter, Comanche, in 1943 when they rescued about 90 survivors from the Dorchester.
  • He also served in the Pacific as part of the build up to invade Japan, and was stationed just off the island of Tinian where he watched the Enola Gay take off to drop the first A bomb on Japan.
  • He also served on the USCGC Campbell.


George W. Burdick (I10410109) (21 FEB 1915 - 26 JUN 1989)
  • George was a World War II Air Force Veteran
  • Burial: Benton Co., Memorial Park Cemetery, Rogers, AR


Jesse Lee Burdick (I10410119) (6 JUL 1919 - 21 MAR 2000)
  • July, 1942: Joined the Army and served in the 321nd Infantry.
  • Burial: March 25, 2000, Karoma Cemetery, Goltry, OK


Verne McKinlay or MacKinlay (I10630069)
  • Killed in WW II


James Hinds (I10671722) (25 JAN 1920 - 13 MAR 1945)
  • He died on 13 Mar 1945 in Germany at age 25.


Vincent Hale Burdick (I10700007) (12 APR 1919 - 30 JUN 2005)


Jesse Varnell Williams (I10700011) (26 JUL 1917 - 29 NOV 1972)
  • Died at Veteran's Hospital
  • Went to UCLA for one season and played football.Won the Golden Gloves amatuer boxing championship Southeast Division before World War II. He may have also had a contract to play baseball with the St. Louis Browns, but he never got to play because ofthe war. Served in the Navy during World War II on the island of Seipan in 1944.
  • 1/15/99, Ken Doran: 'I believe he had a contract with the Browns,but I am not sure he ever played because of the war.'
  • His brothers: Nonnie Bledsoe Williams, Erby Rochell Williams, Thomas Renzo Williams. His sisters: Hera Dean Williams, Izma Kate Williams.


Monroe A. Burdick (I10730054) (27 MAY 1919 - 2 NOV 1992)
  • Military Veteran, US Army during WW II.


Earl Franklin Williams (I10730074) (11 SEP 1918 - )
  • Served in the U.S. Navy from between March 1944 to Jan. 1946.


Robert D. Dame (I10730112) (1906 - 15 AUG 1944)
  • Robert D. died in France on 15 Aug 1944, he was 38.


George Edward Moreau (I10730153) (29 JUN 1920 - 12 FEB 2005)
  • Veteran of WWII.


Russell Eugene Burdick (I10810056) (1920 - 29 JUL 1944)


Leonard Harvey Burdick (I11100036) (17 FEB 1914 - )
  • He served in the U S. Navy during World War II and is now retired from the printing business and lives in Seattle, Washington.


Leonard William Schmurr (I11100038) (23 MAY 1916 - 3 FEB 2002)
  • He served two years in the U. S. Navy.
  • He served in the United States Naval Construction Forces (NCF), or 'Seabees', in WW II from 1943 to 1945 and was deployed in the Pacific.
  • He has a masters degree in general studies and is retired from the Portland school district where he was Chief of School Police.
  • They resided at 14639 S. E. Rhine Street, Portland Oregon.


Robert B. Finch (I11250009) (~1926 - 16 OCT 1944)
  • Title: Sgt.
  • Finch, Sgt. Robert B. - 1925 - 1944 - Adriatic Sea A A F - American Legion Marker.
  • From armyairforces.com: The Aircraft Engine S/Ns: CP-326809, 42-44811, CP-307634, 42-43969, Engines: type-model-series; R-1830-65 P & W, MIA crewmembers onboard: Pilot: 2nd Lt. Orville L. Blumhagen, Co-Pilot: 2nd Lt. David G. Grant, Navigator: 2nd Lt. Richard I. Collier Jr., Bomb: 2nd Lt. Judson C. Murphy, L/waist-Gunner: Sgt. William T. Connerlay, R/waist-Gunner: Sgt. Robert B. Finch, Nose-Gunner: Sgt. Robert W. Burley, Top-Gunner: Sgt. John J. Cashen, Ball-Gunner: Sgt. Alfred R. Guzzy, Tail-Gunner: Sgt. Simon J. Blachut.
  • From dtic.mil: Service Personnel Not Recovered Following WWII: 760 U.S. Army Air Forces personnel. FINCH, ROBERT B 12221002 AAF SGT 10/16/1944.


Richard Burton Langworthy (I11370355) (7 JUN 1907 - 21 JUL 2004)
  • US Navy, 1924 - 1954, retired as Lt. Commander.
  • Lived in Palo Alto, California from 1954 until 2003.
  • Census Tracking: 1910 - Atchison, Atchison Co., Kansas. 1920 - Atchison, Atchison Co., Kansas and - Manhattan, Riley Co., Kansas (counted twice). 1930 - Atchison, Atchison Co., Kansas. Note: Living with his mother, and - District of Columbia, Anacosta Naval Air Station (double counted).


Thomas Earl Langworthy (I11370513) (14 JUN 1918 - 31 AUG 2001)
  • Attended Northwestern University and Northwestern University Law School. He served in Naval Intelligence in WWII.
  • Census Tracking: 1920 - Libertyville, Lake Co., Illinois. 1930 - Libertyville, Lake Co., Illinois.


William D. Langworthy (I11372218) (18 FEB 1912 - 7 MAR 1972)
  • Buried in Riverside Cemetery, Poland, Chautauqua Co., NY.
  • He served in the U.S. Navy in WW II.
  • Census Tracking: 1920 - Jamestown, Chautauqua Co., NY. 1930 - Conewango, Warren Co., PA.


Cortland Vaughan Langworthy (I11372230) (7 JUN 1920 - 30 NOV 1998)
  • Buried in Pineview Cemetery, Glens Falls, NY.
  • He was a First Lieutenant in the US Army in WWII.
  • Census Tracking: 1930 - Shamokin, Northumberland Co., PA.


Earl D. Langworthy (I11372640) (31 MAR 1923 - 24 JUL 1944)
  • Buried in Pritchard Cemetery, Sumner, Gratiot Co., Michigan.
  • He was killed in the Battle of the Bulge in WW II.
  • Hal Lengworthy note: His obituary said he’d be buried in the Elwell Cemetery (Saginaw?), but the Pritchard Cemetery records show him buried there.
  • Census Tracking: 1930 - Sumner, Gratiot Co., Michigan.


Charles Paul Langworthy (I11372648) (25 SEP 1921 - 18 MAR 2000)
  • Buried in Woodhill Cemetery, Franklin, Ohio.
  • Served as a Marine in the Pacific during WW II.
  • Census Tracking: 1930 - Miamisburg, Montgomery Co., Ohio.


Bernard Vincent Langworthy (I11372700) (7 FEB 1927 - 12 NOV 1999)
  • Buried in Prospect Hill Cemetery, Argyle, Washington Co., NY.
  • Served in the US Army in World War II.
  • Census Tracking: 1930 - Argyle, Washington Co., NY.


Dorothy Margeret or Margrate Burdick (I11380001) (11 MAY 1924 - 16 DEC 1991)
  • She was in the Navy before she married.
  • While her husband was in the Marine Corp she was a mother.
  • She was an accomplished seamstree and she knitted beautiful sweaters.
  • In laler years she took up quilting and sold quilts by mail around the world.
  • She worked as a secretary to the Conway, MO school districk for several years.
  • She died from complications of diabetes.


Audrey Perkle 'Junior' McNair (I11380004) (? - MAR 1973)
  • He was known to everyone as 'Junior'.
  • He was a Marine.
  • He served in WWII in the Pacific and in Korea.
  • He retired from the Marines a Major and they lived for a time in Aurora just outside of Denver, CO. They then moved to Conway, MO where they had a small farm.
  • He died from stomach cancer.


Edward Raymond 'Eddie' Burbank (I11380005)
  • He was in the Air Force.


Gordon F. Burdick (I11450003) (2 MAY 1922 - 11 OCT 2012)
  • Obituary: Gordon F. Burdick, 90, died in the emergency room of Oneida Healthcare on Thursday October 11, 2012 after being stricken at home. Gordon was born on May 2, 1922 in Morrisville the son of Mose and Laura Tayntor Burdick. A lifelong resident of the area he was a graduate of Morrisville Eaton High School. He proudly served in the US Army 101st Airborne Division in Europe from 1942 to 1946 during World War II and was honorably discharged at the rank of Staff Sergeant. During his tenure he was involved in the Battle of the Bulge and D-Day. He married Margaret Busch on April 6, 1946 in Syracuse. Mrs. Burdick died on February 8, 2003. Gordon worked for many years with the former GLF/ Agway and retired in 1991 from the parts department of Whites Farm Supply in Canastota. He was a lifetime member and Past Commander of the American Legion Post #54 in Munnsville. Gordon enjoyed fishing, camping and spending quality time with his family while enjoying a glass of Merlot.
  • (cont) Surviving are three sons; Bruce (Gay) Burdick of Sykesville, MD, Brent (Barbara) Burdick of Placitas, NM and Brad Burdick of Oneida, two daughters; Megan (Michael) Johnson of Moncks Corners, SC and Melinda (Michael) Bowe of Oneida, six grandchildren; Christopher (Lydia) Burdick, Jeffrey (Devon) Burdick, Craig (Karen) Johnson, Melissa (Jon) Guerra, Meara Bowe and Mackenzie Bowe, three great grandchildren, and one brother Sterling (Pat) Burdick of Syracuse. He was predeceased by a sister, Marion Lillie. Private graveside services will be held at the convenience of the family in the Welsh Church Union Cemetery, Nelson, NY.


Harold Arthur Burdick (I11500104) (29 MAY 1905 - SEP 1950)
  • He went to Chigwell, a minor public school, and the training ship Worcester.
  • He was nearly drowned as a boy during a family holiday in Dawlish when he floated out of his depth, but he kept his nerve and called for help. A rowing boat came out and rescued him.
  • It was discovered that he was colour blind and that put paid to any career at sea. After that he had a number of occupations; he tried running (unsuccessfully) a garage in Teignmouth, he sold gramophones for HMV, and was in the TA.
  • (cont) His military record was more successful. As a TA soldier he was a bombardier in the Honourable Artillery Company; commissioned in the Royal Signals in WW II and commanded the signal section of a light anti-aircraft regiment in the Libyan Desert; then off to air support comms in France after D-Day. He rose to the rank of Major.
  • After WW2 Harold left Gladys and the boys and moved to Sussex, where he lived in a rented ‘cabin’ in the woods, smoked, drank and entertained lady friends. Peter tried to get to know him when he was based nearby with the army, but attempts at reconciliation came to nothing. In July 1950 he went to Peter’s passing out parade, by September he was dead. Martin could not go to the parade as he had rheumatic fever and was in hospital. Harold died penniless having made no provision for his family.
  • Harold is buried next to his sister, Marguerite in Dawlish Cemetery. Martin had their graves tidied up in 2010.
  • He grew up in a world of privilege to a father who he never saw work, and who appeared to have little time for him. He has been described as a ‘weak man’ and was clearly a poor father to Martin and Peter, and a poor husband to Gladys. His parents lost a baby after his birth, could this have had an effect on the way he was treated as a child? He was saddled with a unfortunate role model for a father and carried this ‘conditioning’ on into his own parenting, that, coupled with WW II and the inevitable effect that had on everything at the time, just resulted in him rejecting all responsibility. But life carried on, and we have him to thank for the next generation!


George Burdick (I11500105) (1910 - 22 SEP 1971)
  • He was a smooth playboy without a silver spoon, who liked a drink.
  • He served well in the RAF in WW II and lived in the USA for some years. Married again in the USA, to Jane Churchill who died in 1983. But this marriage ended in divorce as well.
  • He returned to the UK in the 1960’s and his last job was as licensee of the Crown Inn, Upton Andover, Hants which was a disaster because any profits that were made were promptly drunk!
  • Very sadly he took his own life on 22 Sept 1971.


H. N. (Hector) Weir (I11500116)
  • Title: Commander
  • Commander (E) H N (Hector) Weir DSC RNR, marine Superintendent in the Port Line, for which he worked from 1915 to 1950. Torpedoed in both wars and survivor of some of the worst WW II convoys around North Cape to Murmansk as Chief Engineer Officer on an aircraft carrier.
  • Hector was a kind, good natured, patient and humorous man: Peter recalls it was a privilege and pleasure to be his godson.


Robert DeForest Luther (I11560094) (6 JUL 1917 - )
  • He was in World War II in Hawaii.
  • No. 32031922 Medical Dept. APO 957, P. O. San Francisco, Cal.


Harry Tilghman Morgan (I11560153) (1916 - )
  • He was a soldier in World War II.


John William Kulyk (I11711186) (22 MAR 1921 - 17 FEB 2006)
  • Buried in Albion Cemetery, Albion, Erie, PA.
  • Obituary: John Kulyk of Albion passed away on Friday, February 17, 2006 at Hamot Medical Center, after a long illness. Mr. Kulyk was born in March, 1921, in Wellsburg, the son of Nykoloi and Fannie Chytrak Kulyk. A 1938 graduate of Albion High School, he spent nearly his entire working career at Rogers Brothers Corporation, beginning in November 1939. He married Betty Jane Rogers in December, 1941. Mr. Kulyk entered the Army in June 1944, and served with Company G, 276th Infantry Regiment (the 'Trailblazers') of the 70th Infantry. He saw combat in France and Germany in the closing stages of WWII, and was discharged in February 1946. He was an active member of the 70th Infantry Division Association from 1980 until his death.


Alice Josephine Kearney (I11711206) (28 MAY 1921 - 17 OCT 1945)
  • She was an Army nurse.


Rogers Lawrence Kearney (I11711227) (29 MAY 1924 - 23 FEB 1945)
  • He was killed in action crossing Roer River.
  • R Brian Kearny, Scottsdale, has a book about Roger .


Junious Porter Burdick (I11930308) (1905 - 22 AUG 1943)
  • Rank: Sergeant
  • 1930 US Census,Illinois,Tazawell County,Pekin City: Burdick Junious P. Head M W 25 M Kentucky Indiana Kentucky Labourer ??? Plant; Burdick Florence Wife H F W 22 M Illinois Illinois Illinois Stenographer Law Office; Schrader Elizabeth Servant F W 28 D Illinois Germany Germany Maid Private Home.
  • Name: Sgt Junius Burdick; Birth Date: 1905, Birth Place: Pekin, Tazewell County, Illinois, USA; Death Date: 22 Aug 1943, Death Place: At Sea.


Eugene Burdick (I11930441) (1925 - 21 APR 2005)
  • He died at home.
  • Lloyd Burdick note: Joe Burdick says Eugene lives in Eddyville, KY. Eugene would not supply me with his mother's or father's name. In all likelyhood they ere buried at Shiloh.
  • Deceased Name: Burdick, Eugene; Address: Evansville, Indiana Date of Death: Thursday, April 21, 2005; Obituary Date: Sunday, April 24, 2005; Cause of Death: Place of Death: residence Age: 80; Minister: Rev TJ Milan Joe Patton Church: unknown; Cemetery: Park Lawn Evansville; Funeral Home: Alexander East Veteran: WWII Army Occupation: Singer Company retired Activities: worked at Mayflower Moving and Storage and Costal Trucking Co.; Received victory medal bronze star and 2 overseas stars. Comments: preceded in death by his parents Roy and Hester Burdick; close friend and companion Dorothy Shanks.


James P. Savage (I11930480) (30 JAN 1890 - )
  • He was a restaurateur.
  • He was born in the Oak Grove Community, Rockport, Indiana.
  • He died of cancer.
  • Buried in Sunset Hill Cemetery,Rockport, Indianna.
  • In 1946, upon his return from the United States Navy, Lt. Savage and family moved to Clinton, MO, where he became a partner in the law firm of Wisehart and Savage.


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