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Lacy, Frank R.

Corporal Frank R. Lacy of the United States Marine Flying Corps was killed February 27, 1945, as a result of an air accident at Emiran Island (Squally Island) St. Matthias group. He was a medical corps soldier and was originally reported as missing. Lacy was from Anderson in Madison County and attended Anderson Schools. He received instruction in radar, radio dive-bombing and was trained for duty on a B-25, a Billy Mitchell Bomber. He entered the Marine Air Corps February 17, 1943, and had been flying in the Pacific mostly in New Guinea. He is listed on the "Tablets of the Missing" at the Manila American Cemetery in the Philippine Islands.

 

Lamb, Robert C

Electricians Mate Third Class Robert Clyde Lamb of Brzil, Indiana and the United States Navy Reserve was killed July 30, 1945, while serving on the USS Indianapolis (CA-35) in the South Pacific during World War II. He is missing in action or buried at sea and his name is honored on the "Tablets of the Missing" at the Manila American Cemetery in the Philippines.

 

Laumeyer, Charles L

Flight Officer, Laumeyer of Cedar Lake, Indiana and the United States Army was killed in action and presumed dead February 9, 1946. Laumeyer served with the 434th Bomber Squadron, 12th Bomber Group Medium. He is missing in action or buried at sea and his name is honored on the Tablets of the Missing at Manila American Cemetery in the Philippines.


Leach, Demas W.

Seaman Second Class Demas W. Leach of Matthews in Grant County Indiana was on the USS Vincennes at the Battle of Savo Islands in the Solomon’s where it was sunk. He had been missing for over a year and was considered dead August 10, 1943. His name appears on the "Tablets of the Missing" at the Manila American Cemetery in the Philippine Islands.


Ledford, John R.

Seaman First Class John R. Ledford was lost at sea when the ship he was serving on was sunk in the South Pacific. He died January 4, 1945, and was from Anderson. His name appears on the "Tablets of the Missing" at the Manila American Cemetery in the Philippine Islands.


Lehman, John H.

Private John H. Lehman of Grant County Indiana and the United States Army Air Corps died as a prisoner of war in the Philippines. He was reported captured May 7, 1942, and was incarcerated at Camp Philippines 14-121, perhaps at Cabanatuan. He died August 12, 1942. He is buried in the Manila American Cemetery in the Philippines.

 

Lesh, Gerald E

EM2C Gerald E. Lesh of Bluffton, Indiana in Wells County and the United States Navy Reserve died December 27, 1944, while serving in the South Pacific during World War II. His name is honored on the Tablets of the Missing at Manila American Cemetery in the Philippines.


Libengood James R

Quartermaster Third Class James R. Libengood of Grant County Indiana, died October 24, 1944 on the USS Birmingham near Leyte in support of General Mac Arthur's returned to the Philippines. Many of the crew was lost as the Birmingham pulled along side the carrier USS Princeton to help fight fires caused by a Japanese suicide bomber. Just as it appeared the fire was well under control the Princeton exploded with a mighty blast blowing off 130 feet of her stern and 180 feet of her flight deck and sank. The Birmingham count was 230 dead, 408 wounded and 4 missing. The Princeton’s count was 347 killed, 552 wounded and 4 missing. Although General Mac Arthur's return to the Philippines at Leyte was a successful one and eventually led to the liberation and defeat of the Japanese, the United States lost a tremendous amount of sailors this day. John Mitchell Purvis was buried at sea. His name appears on the "Tablets of the Missing" at the Manila American Cemetery in the Philippines.

 

Linville, Bert S.

Platoon Sergeant Bert Sackett Linville of Cloverdale, Indiana; United States Marine Corps fought at Corregidor and Bataan, was in the Bataan Death March and was a prisoner of the Japanese. He was imprisoned in Manila and at Cabanatuan before being transported to Japan to work as slave labor. He was on the unmarked cargo ship Arisan Maru which was torpedoed and sunk by the USS Snook October 24, 1944, according to the U.S. Navy. His name is honored on the "Tablets of the Missing" at the Manila American Cemetery in the Philippines.

 

Lockwood, Paul E

Pvt Lockwood of Cambridge City and the US Army was killed in the line of duty serving in the Southwest Pacific during World War II. At the time of his death the

 35th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division was engaged in the Battle of Lupao in North Central Luzon in the Philippines. Pvt Lockwood is buried in Manila American Cemetery in the Philippines.


Logsdon, Herbert

Aviation Radioman Second Class Herbert H. Logsdon was serving on the battleship USS Belleau Wood CVL-24. He was killed in the ready room when a Kamikaze rammed the ship at the Battle of Leyte in the South Pacific. He was from Indianapolis, Indiana and his name appears on the Tablets of the Missing at the Manila American Cemetery in the Philippines.

 

Long, James E

Radioman Third Class Long of Bedford, Indiana and the US Navy Reserve, was declared lost at sea July 19, 1944, while serving in the Southwest Pacific during World War II. His name is honored on the Tablets of the Missing at Manila American Cemetery, Philippines.

 

Lorey, Edmond M

Radarman Third Class Lorey of the United States Navy Reserve and Jasper, Indiana was serving on the USS Manila Bay CVE-61 during World War II when he met his death January 7, 1945 when a Japanese kamikaze crashed purposely into their ship. Radarman, Lorey was buried at sea. His name is honored on the Tablets of the Missing at Manila American Cemetery in the Philippines.

 

Lowe, Delbert L

PVT Lowe, United States Army, 593rd Engineer Shore Regiment, from Peru, Indiana was officially declared dead January 23, 1946, after being missing in action for a length of time. His name is honored on the “Tablets of the Missing” at Manila American Cemetery, Philippines.


Lutes, Eugene Thomas

Seaman First Class Lutes was killed in action March 1, 1942, while serving aboard the USS Houston CA-30 in the Battle of Sunda Strait. He was from Hartford City. Prior to finding the fate of the crew of the Houston at the end of the war a date of December 15, 1945, was given by the War Department as a date of death. His name appears on the Tablets of the Missing at the Manila American Cemetery in the Philippines.


Luttrell, Claud A

Coxswain Luttrell of the United States Navy Reserve and Princeton, Indiana was killed aboard the USS Indianapolis when torpedoed July 30, 1945. The Indianapolis had just delivered the first atomic bombs which eventually brought an end to World War II. He is officially listed as missing in action or buried at sea. His name is honored on the Tablets of the Missing at Manila American Cemetery in the Philippines.


Lyons, Guy

Pharmacist’s Mate Lyons of Evansville was killed October 30, 1944, as a Kamikaze plane crashed onto the deck of the USS Franklin. He had also served on the USS Houston. His name appears on the Tablets of the Missing at the Manila American Cemetery in the Philippines.


Maddox, Glenn J.

Lieutenant Maddox, United States Army Air Corps, 90th Bomber Squadron, 3rd Bomber Group Light, Muncie, Indiana, was declared killed in action July 23, 1943 while serving as a B-25 pilot in the South Pacific. Memorial services were conducted at the High Street Methodist Church with Dr. A. W. Pugh in charge.His name is honored on the Tablets of the Missing at Manila American Cemetery in the Philippines. 


Maggart, Charles L

1st LT Maggart, United States Army Air Force, was a pilot of a B-25 named the "Happy Legend" with a crew of six besides himself. While flying over New Guinea their bomber apparently took a hit and went down in the Owen Stanley Range on the Southeastern tip of New Guinea. Charles was apparently killed and is listed on the "Tablets of the Missing" at the Manila American Cemetery in the Philippines.


Marks, Dean

Aviation Ordnanceman Third Class Marks enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1943 and attended boot camp at Great Lakes Naval Station in Illinois. He was sent to Memphis, Tennessee for advanced training in aviation ordnance and was also stationed in Hawaii where he was assigned to a PBY group. On his first combat mission, May 25, 1945, his plane was shot down over the South China Sea and he was lost. The only survivors were the pilot and co-pilot. He was later awarded the purple heart. His home was Fort Wayne, Indiana and his name appears on the Tablets of the Missing at the Manila American Cemetery in the Philippines.


Matson, Rex E

SSGT Matson, United States Army Air Corps, 93rd Bomber Squadron, 19th Bomber Group Heavy, Bloomington- Ellettsville, Indiana was declared dead December 12, 1945, after being missing for a considerable length of time as a prisoner of war. He was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross, Silver Star and Air Medal.


Masura, Anthony J

Lt. Masura, United States Army Air Corps, of the 866th Bomber Sq, 494th Bomber Group Heavy of Lake County Indiana was declared missing in action in the Southwest Pacific during WWII.  His name is honored on the Tablets of the Missing at the Manila American Cemetery in the Philippines.

 

Mazura, Thomas J

Signalman Third Class, Thomas James Mazura of Blanford, Indiana in Putnam County and the United States Navy was killed while serving on the USS Samuel B. Roberts. His official date of death is October 26, 1945. Sinalman Mazura was serving in the Southwest Pacific during World War II when he met his fate. He is missing in action or buried at sea. His name is honored on the Tablets of the Missing at Manila American Cemetery in the Philippines.

 

McCoy, Ralph E

Gunners Nate Second Class McCoy of Kokomo, Indiana and the United States Navy was officially counted as killed in action but missing, November 22, 1945, while serving during World War II in the Southwest Pacific. Seaman McCoy was serving on the USS Asheville (PG-21) when she was sunk March 3, 1942, south of Java, Netherlands, East Indies, on her way to Australia. Only one person, Fireman Second Class Fred L. Brown of Fort Wayne, Indiana survived the sinking but died later in a Japanese POW camp at Java. Seaman Ralph McCoy is listed as missing in action or buried at sea. His name is honored on the Tablets of the Missing at Manila American Cemetery in the Philippines.

 

McCullough, John R

Seaman First Class McCullough of Brazil, Indiana and the United States Navy, was killed in action November 13, 1942, when USS Atlanta CL-51 was sunk near Guadalcanal during battle in World War II. His name is honored on the Tablets of the Missing at Manila American Cemetery in the Philippines.


McDonald, Russell

Aviation Radioman 2nd Class McDonald of Rushville and the United States Navy died in the Southwest Pacific during World War II April 1, 1944. He is listed as missing in action or buried at sea. His name is honored on the Tablets of the Missing in Manila American Cemetery, Philippines


McEntarfer, George R.

PFC McEntarfer, United States Army, 17th Infantry, 7th Division, from Noble County Indiana was killed October 23, 1944, while serving in the south Pacific during World War II. He is buried in the Manila American Cemetery in the Philippines.


McFee, Eugene

Machinist’s Mate Third Class McFee was declared killed in action December 15, 1945. He had been serving on the USS Houston C.A. 30 and was killed in action on March 1, 1942, in the Battle of Sunda Strait. He resided prior to his military service in Brazil, Indiana. His name appears on the Tablets of the Missing at the Manila American Cemetery in the Philippines.


McKinley, Everett R

PVT McKinley, United States Army, 152nd Infantry Regiment, 38th Infantry Division, from Charlestown, Indiana, was killed May 2, 1945, while serving in the South Pacific. He is buried in the Manila American Cemetery, Philippines.


McKinley, John H

SSGT McKinley, United States Army, 33rd Quartermaster Truck Regiment, from Borden, Indiana in Clark County was killed June 4, 1942, while serving in the South Pacific. He is buried in the Manila American Cemetery, Philippines.

 

Meehan, Francis C

Machinist's Mate First Class Meehan of Terre Haute, Indiana and the United States Navy was killed in the line of duty in the Southwest Pacific. His official date of death was December 1, 1943. His name is honored on the Tablets of the Missing at Manila American Cemetery, Philippines.

 

Megnin, Gerald N

Private Megnin, United States Army, 542nd Engineer Shore Regiment, from Bedford, Indiana died February 10, 1944, as a result of drowning in New Guinea, while serving in the Southwest Pacific during World War II. He enlisted August 24, 1942 and was never able to return home on leave before his death. He is buried in the Manila American Cemetery in the Philippines.


Messang William

Sergeant William Messang of the United States Army; 151st Infantry Regiment, 38th Infantry Division was killed February 10, 1945 in the Philippines on Luzon Island. He was inducted in to the Armed Forces April 15, 1941, and had been serving in New Guinea prior to his tour in the Philippines as part of the liberation force. A very close buddy, SGT. Rudolph Diefenbach was killed on the same day. He was from Morris in Ripley County, Indiana and is buried in the Manila American Cemetery in the Philippines.


Meyer, Paul A

Private First Class Paul A. Meyer, a resident of Indianapolis, it is believed he enlisted in the US Army in Madison County where he was employed at Delco Remy. Paul served in the 20th Infantry Regiment, Sixth Infantry Division. He soon was fighting in New Guinea and was slightly wounded while a buddy had been seriously injured. His letters reflected a gloomy outlook especially in a poem he wrote. The last line reads:  "Let's hope it's nice in heaven, for we have served our hitch in hell."  A letter home dated June 17 informed he would be going back in action. He died June 23, 1944. Paul was in the infantry and had been overseas 22 months. He is buried in the Manila American Cemetery.

 

Lt. Meyers, Richard W

Lt. Richard W Meyers, of Columbia City and the US Navy was declared MIA November 25, 1945 while serving on the USS Edsall (DD-219) while serving in the Southwest Pacific during World War II. His name is honored on the Tablets of the Missing, Manila American Cemetery, Philippines,

 

Miller, Clair L

Commander Miller of Marion, Indiana and the US Navy was declared killed in action January 21, 1945, while serving on the USS Ticonderoga (CV-14) in the Southwest Pacific during World War II. He was lost at sea and his name is honored on the Tablets of the Missing at Manila American Cemetery, Philippines.

 

Miller, Robert J

Corporal Robert J. Miller, United States Army, 31st Infantry Regiment, of South Bend and Elkhart, Indiana died in a Japanese prison camp in the Philippines October 9, 1942. He had been in fierce fighting at Corregidor and Bataan in the Philippines before being lost behind enemy lines and eventually captured. His remains are missing and he is honored on the "Tablets of the Missing at the Manila American Cemetery.

 

Miller, John N

Corporal John N Miller, a radio technician 5th Class, U.S. Army, of Crawfordsville, Indiana  was killed in action February 9, 1945, on Luzon Island of the Philippines. He was serving with the 139th Field Artillery Battalion, 38th Infantry Division and had fought in New Guinea prior to the Philippine invasion. John graduated from Crawfordsville High School in the class of 1941. Corporal Miller's half brother, Leroy Fowler also of Crawfordsville, was in the Italian theater and wounded three times. Although the white cross at his grave is inscribed with the date of death as February 9th, a letter from the war department stated he died February 10th a day after his wounds. He is buried in the Manila American Cemetery in the Philippine Islands.

 

Moelter, Fred J

Ensign Moelter of Terre Haute and the U S Navy was considered killed in action in the Southwest Pacific during World War II December 16, 1945. His name is honored on the Tablets of the Missing at Manila American Cemetery, Philippines.


Miller, Leslie

PFC Miller, United States Army Air Corps, from Ripley County, 803rd Engineer Battalion Aviation, of Indiana was killed January 9, 1945. He was placed on one Japanese POW ship and it was sunk and he survived only to be placed on another and the second one killed him. One of the ships was the Japanese cargo ship Oryoku Maru. His name appears on the Tablets of the Missing at the Manila American Cemetery in the Philippines.


Misner, William L

SGT Misner, United States Army, 151st Infantry Regiment, 38th Infantry Division, of Fountain County Indiana was killed May 10, 1945, while serving in the South Pacific. He is buried in the Manila American Cemetery, Philippines.


Mitchell, Richard Grant

PFC Mitchell belonged to a canine unit serving in the South Pacific and was killed in action on the island of Luzon during the Philippine Invasion. He died January 20, 1945. He was from Indianapolis and he is buried in the Manila American Cemetery in the Philippines.

 

Moon, Roy Norman

Seaman Second Class Roy Norman Moon of Denver, Indiana in Miami County and the United States Navy, was killed August 9, 1942 while serving on the USS Astoria (CA-34) in the South Pacific during World War II. His name is honored on the "Tablets of the Missing" at Manila American Cemetery in the Philippines.


Moore, Harold Raymond

Seaman First Class Harold Raymond Moore of the United States Navy and Marion in Grant County Indiana was killed November 13, 1942, as the USS Juneau was sunk near Guadalcanal. The crew took up their positions protecting transports and cargo vessels. The Juneau and Atlanta engaged in battle with 18 to 20 Japanese ships fending many torpedo planes and shooting down at least six. One torpedo struck the Juneau but she continued to engage and was able to pull 13 knots despite a small list and the bow being down about twelve feet. A Japanese submarine launched three torpedoes and the Juneau was able to avoid two but the third one struck near where the earlier one had. There was a terrific explosion and the Juneau broke in half and sunk in about 20 seconds. Only 10 crew members survived. Moore was serving along side the five Sullivan brothers of Iowa. Four Sullivan’s went down with the ship and one swam lifeboat to lifeboat searching for his lost brothers and was killed by a shark. Afterward the U.S. Government put new recruiting rules into place. Despite the tremendous loss the Sullivan parents traveled throughout America promoting the American Armed Forces helping to recruit many new soldiers and sailors. Harold is listed among the lost on the "Tablets of the Missing" at the Manila American Cemetery in the Philippines.

 

Moore, James A

Fireman Scond Class Moore of Rensselaer in Jasper Co was killed 13 Nov 1942 while serving on the USS Monssen (DD-436) while serving in the Southwest Pacific during World War II. The Monssen was lost at Guadalcanal's Iron Bottom Sound. His name appears on the Tablets of the Missing at the Manila American Cemetery in the Philippines.

 

Morrow, Sam C.

Storekeeper Second Class Morrow of Gary, Indiana and the United States Navy was officially declared killed in action November 25, 1945, while serving in the Southwest Pacific during World War II. He served on the USS Pillsbury (DD-227) which was sunk between March 1st and 4th 1942. He remains missing in action or buried at sea. His name is honored on the Tablets of the Missing at Manila American Cemetery in the Philippines.


Moser, Paul E

Technician 5th Class Moser, United States Army, 192nd Tank Battalion Medical Detachment, from Jeffersonville, Indiana was killed October 24, 1944, while serving in the South Pacific. He is missing or buried at sea and his name is honored on the “Tablets of the Missing” at Manila American Cemetery, Philippines.


Mosier, Elmer R

Private First Class Elmer R Mosier was activated in the United States Army in December 1940 for one year but the bombing of Pearl Harbor changed things. Two weeks before the year was up he was transferred to the 38th Division, the Cyclone unit. Later he was in the 128th Infantry Regiment, 32nd Infantry Division. He was killed September 13, 1944 in New Guinea. Elmer was from Hardinsburg in Washington County Indiana. He is buried in the Manila American Cemetery in the Philippines.


Mosier, Robert  L

Private First Class Robert L Mosier, United States Army, of Anderson Indiana was killed May 4, 1945, at Zig Zag Pass just a few miles from Olongapo on Luzon Island. Robert had volunteered to help evacuate wounded men in the battle for the pass. He served with the 152nd Infantry Regiment, 38th Infantry Division. He is buried in the Manila American Cemetery in the Philippines.

 

Mossburg, Louis G

2nd Lt Mossburg of Warren in Huntington Co Indiana and of the US Army Air Corps, died in a crash while on a bombing run on Yap Island during World War II. He is officially listed as missing in action June 23, 1944 and his name is honored on the Tablets of the Missing at Manila American Cemetery in the Philippines.

 

Mulzer, Hilbert P

Seaman First Class Hilbert P Mulzer of Lamar, Indiana in Spencer County and the United States Navy was killed October 25, 1944. He was serving on the USS Suwannee when a Kamikaze plane crashed onto the deck of the ship. He is officially listed as Missing in Action or Buried at Sea. His name is honored on the "Tablets of the Missing" at the Manila American Cemetery in the Philippines.


Myers, Howard L

Lt Howard L Myers of modoc in Randolph County and the United States Army Air Corps was killed June 5, 1944 while flying with the 75th Bomber Squadron, 42nd Bomber Group Medium out of Bougainville. He is missing in action and lost at sea. His name is honored on the Tablets of the Missing at Manila American Cemetery in the Philippines.


Neal, Charles K

Seaman Second Class Neal, of the United States Navy Reserve, from Indianapolis, Indiana died July 30, 1945, while serving on the USS Indianapolis. He is missing or buried at sea and his name is honored on the “Tablets of the Missing” at Manila American Cemetery in the Philippines.


Neal, Emmit L

PFC Neal, USMC, from Sulphur Springs, Indiana in Henry County was killed September 18, 1944, while serving in the Southwest Pacific. No information was available at the time of the telegram but he had been in Palau. He was missing or buried at sea. His name appears on the Tablets of the Missing at the Manila American Cemetery in the Philippines.

 

Norman, Robert W

Captain Norman, USAAF from Martinsville in Morgan County, served with the 481st Squadron, 46th Air Service Group in the Southwest Pacific during World War II  He was killed May 13, 1945 when his plane crashed on Mindoro Island, Philippines. He is buried at the Manila American Cemetery in the Philippines.


Nose, Allen Jacob

Machinist's Mate Third Class of Grant County Indiana was lost at sea while serving on the USS Spence December 18, 1944. The Spence was along the coast of Samar in the Philippines and Typhoon Cobra caused her to capsize and sink. Only 24 topside shipmates survived as they were rescued by the USS Tabberer. Nose is listed on the "Tablets of the Missing" at the Manila American Cemetery in the Philippines.