Missing In Action

Missing In Action 
– 9th Infantry Division in WWII –

9th Infantry Division MIA

9th Infantry Division Missing In Action Project

During World War Two, many young men left their homes and families behind to fight the war. Some of them never returned home. They disappeared while in combat. Some of the men were found during or after the war, others remained “Missing In Action”.  Here’s a list of 9th Infantry Division men who went Missing In Action during World War Two.

If anyone who reads this knows more about these men, or you might be family, please contact me or fill in the form below the MIA names on this page. It would be great to put a face and story to these names.

ABOUT THE 9TH INFANTRY DIVISION MISSING IN ACTION PROJECT:

We’re a small team of people that are working hard on this project, and want to make sure that these men will never be forgotten. It is our hope that each of them will be found again and be brought home. The originator of this project is Lisa Froug-Hirano. Her “Uncle Eddie” fought in the 60th Infantry Regiment and lost his life in September 1944. The long time wish of Lisa was to have Tributes to all the missing men of the 9th Infantry Division in some way. This was also a wish for myself and when we got in touch and started talking about this wonderful project, it really took off. We also get the incredible research help from a small team called “Angelo’s Angels“, led by Francesca Cumero. Angelo’s Angels is a research team has performed the research to help others return over 300 dog tags since late December of 2006.

Please note: The MIA list below might not be complete. If you know of a name that should be on this list, please contact me as well, and we will add the name to the correct unit and do our research to this soldier as well. We are a very small but dedicated team and appreciate any help in this. Thank you.

Wall of Missing Margraten

One of the two “Walls of Missing” at the US Cemetery in Margraten, NL.

39th Infantry Regiment

Richard C. Allen, Private, April 7, 1943, North Africa. From: Illinois 36044170
William H. Anderson, Private, April 24, 1943 North Africa. From: California 39251330
Eve Andrepont, Private, March 31, 1943, North Africa. from: Louisiana 14031129
Walter P. Beavers, Jr., Private, March 28, 1943, North Africa. From: Virginia 15054954
J.C. Brooks, Private, August 1, 1943, North Africa. From: Kentucky 35696073
Charles W. Buddhu, Private FC, April 3, 1943, North Africa. From: Kentucky 35106820
Clyde Clevinger, Sergeant, April 10, 1944, North Africa. From: Kentucky 15056270
Henry E. Duplessis, Private FC, March 1, 1945, Germany. From: Maine 31351158
Claude W. Duzan, Private FC, March 19th, 1946, Germany. From: Kentucky 15053905
Louis Grabar, Private FC, April 2, 1943, North Africa. From: Pennsylvania 33088595
Nick Grogen, Private, August 10. 1944, North Africa. From: New York 32531153
Carmelo B. Guido, Private, December 12, 1944, Germany. From: New York 32030036
Waino Hautala, Private, September 23, 1944, Germany. From: Michigan 36194238
Andrew J. Hawkins, Private, July 18, 1944, Normandy. From: Pennsylvania 33690254
Victor I. Hunter, Private FC,  April 26, 1945, Germany. From: Virginia 33517955
Martin Kaplan, Tech 4th Class, August 2, 1943, Italy From: Massachusetts 11048111
Frank E. Kennedy, Private FC, February 17, 1944, North Africa, From: New York 32040784
Herman L. Kerley, Private, Feb. 1, 1945, Germany.  From: West Virginia 15055640
Frank Marsigliano, Private, October 30, 1944, Germany. From: New York 32705995
Robert L. Morgan, Sergeant, Aug. 1, 1943, Italy. From: West Virginia 15055852
Walter E. Ostrowski, Private FC, Aug. 5, 1944, France. From: Wisconsin 36217222
Harold E. Oxenreider, Private FC, July 22, 1944, France.From: Pennsylvania 33830631
George Pap, Corporal, Feb. 15, 1943, North Africa. From: Indiana 15059879
Albert C. Petersen, Private, April 6, 1943, North Africa. From: Pennsylvania 33313112
Warren E. Ridgeway, Staff  Sergeant, Jan. 22, 1945, Germany. From: New York 32025844
Arthur P. Underwood, Private FC, Feb. 17, 1944, North Africa. From: West Virginia 15012348
Rudolph A. Urinich. Private, Dec. 28, 1943, North Africa. From: Pennsylvania 33088468
Herbert Verderber, Staff Sergeant, March 30, 1943, North Africa. From: West Virginia 15012002
Harold A. Watts, Private, April 8, 1943, North Africa. From: Kansas 37141625
Melvin C. Woolover, Private FC, March 29, 1943,North Africa. From: New Jersey 32056558

47th Infantry Regiment

Abraham M. Blackman, Staff Sergeant, July 25, 1944 Normandy. From: New Jersey 32057116
Walter R. Bragg, Private, March 23, 1943 North Africa. From: Georgia 14120372
John C. Bridges, Private FC, Nov. 8, 1942 North Africa. From: North Carolina 14030002
Harry Finklestein, Private, November 8, 1942 North Africa. From: Ohio 35254056
Charles W. Hamner, Private, March 28, 1943 North Africa. From: Alabama 20416073
Niel S. Jimlo, Private, March 30, 1943 North Africa. From: Pennsylvania  13007436
Hugh P. Kelly, Private FC, March 28, 1943 North Africa. From: New York 32236711
Joseph J. Kinkela, Private, May 5, 1943 North Africa. From: Minnesota 37282825
Joseph M. Marsh, Private FC, October 11, 1944, Belgium or Germany. From: Alabama 34581498
Ralph H. Martell, Private, April 27, 1943, North Africa. From: Vermont 31199323
Aime M. Mingonet, Corporal, September 27, 1944 Belgium or Germany. From: Florida 14118101
Tony Sharko, Private, May 1, 1943 North Africa, From: New York 32613901

60th Infantry Regiment

Cecil Banks, Staff Sergeant, October 12, 1944, Germany. From: Virginia 33659950
Otis E. H. Beliles, Private, October 21, 1944, Germany. From: Kentucky 35720385
Edward R. Bisanz, Private FC, September 15, 1944, Germany. From: Michigan 36892752
Raymond C. Blanton, Staff Sergeant, October 14, 1944, Germany, From: Virginia 33644965
Lester L. Boswell, Staff Sergeant, April 23, 1943, North Africa. From: Illinois 16040662
Elwood F. Bourgeois, Corporal, April 23, 1943, North Africa. From: Mississippi 34134000
Clarence W. Brotherton, Private FC, Oct. 14, 1944, Germany. From: Illinois 36756847
Charles W. Cox, Private, Aug. 4, 1944, France. From: New Jersey 42008138
Robert S. De Gurse, Captain, March 26, 1944, North Africa. From: Michigan O-303983
Roland P. Faulknor, Private, October 20, 1944, Germany. From: Michigan  36960336
Joe A. Garcia, Private, October 12, 1944, Germany. From: Colorado 37702625
Jacob W. Givens, Private, Oct. 21, 1944, Germany. From: Ohio 35075744
Davison Hayes, Private, September 11, 1944, Germany. From: Arkansas 38601104
Nicholas J. Heelein, Private, Oct. 17, 1944, Germany. From: Illinois 36635646
Henry Jenson, Private FC, Oct. 17, 1944, Germany. From: Minnesota 37159295
Robert L. Kahn, Private FC, Sep. 7, 1944, Belgium. From: New York 32905869
Arthur L. Kautz, Private, Oct. 12, 1944, Germany. From: Pennsylvania 33845965
Joseph F. Kowlaczyk, Private, July 18, 1944, Normandy. From: Pennsylvania 33683461
William E. May, Private, March 25, 1944, North Africa. From: California 39244526
Harvey N. Molitor, Private, July 26, 1944, Normandy. From: Wisconsin 36833898
Albert J. Paoli,  Private, October 17, 1944, Germany. From: Illinois 36673053
Alex L. Platt, Sergeant, September 7, 1944, Belgium. From: Pennsylvania 33462312
Walter H. Reuter, Jr., Private. Oct. 14. 1944, Germany. From: Ohio 35298911
George E. Roberts, First Lieutenant, Oct. 17, 1944, Germany. From: Texas O-519419
Leslie E. Shankles, Private FC, Oct. 14, 1944, Germany. From: Kansas 37241407
Cletis P. Shipe, Staff Sergeant, March 1, 1945, Germany. From: West Virginia 6944175
Charles W. Short, Private, July 20, 1944, France. From: Missouri 37512517
Earnest D. Stamey, Staff Sergeant, April 23, 1943, North Africa. From: North Carolina 7081102
Thomas W. Streiter, Corporal, April 25, 1943, North Africa. From: New Jersey 32056059

60th Field Artillery Battalion

James J. Doherty, Private, April 28, 1943, North Africa. From: Massachusetts 31016556

84th Field Artillery Battalion

Boyd O’Neil Jones, Corporal, April 19th, 1943, North Africa, From: Kentucky 35127208

15th Combat Engineers

Andrew J. Hofer, Private FC, April 17th, 1945, Germany, From: New York, 32987292