Casualties of War from the Tonawandas

    The Tonawandas pause again tomorrow in silent tribute to their fellow-citizens who have laid down their lives in all wars, that America itself might live on. The 121 who died at the far-flung fronts of World War II are listed in the special History Pages of this edition. In the roll below are the 28 more who died before ever reaching battle; the 64 Twin Cities heroes of World War I; and the three Twin Cities men who gave their lives in the Spanish-American.

    Casualty lists no longer exist of the scores of local men who died in the bloody Civil War, or in the still earlier supreme struggles of American history. Hundreds of older graves will be marked with flags and flowers in the Twin Cities tomorrow, but happily most of those are soldiers fortunate enough to return from the wars and live a long life in the Tonawandas. The war-dead of the earlier 19th century have never been officially listed for the Twin Cities.

    All are equally deserving of honor, tomorrow of all days, from both their grateful country and their proud fellow-citizens.


Tribute to Our Veterans

    Patriotism is obvious in the Twin Cities. Fisherman's Park in North Tonawanda is home to the nationally recognized Seabees Monument, built by the Island X8 Seabees who used to use bulldozers, like the one on display at the monument, to build airports, runways, docks, refueling stations and more in World War II.  Also included at Fisherman's Park is the U.S. Marine Corps Memorial, created by the Conrad Kania Detachment of the Marine Corps League. It honors all Marines: past, present and future.

Credit:
Tonawanda News -
May 29, 1947











Spanish-American War

Names on Tablet in Armory

Emanuel DELL
Joseph A. MEYER
Oscar H. TOWNE

MARINE CORPS LEAGUE











World War I

Names on Bascule Bridge Monument

John B. AMMERMAN
John Fred BADROW
Peter BALLING
William L. BARRON
Leon J. BEAULAC
Herbert BRIDER
Charles F. BROECKER
Joseph H. BRZOSTOWICZ
Albert BURROW
Daniel P. DAHL
Nick EVANS
William P. EXNER
Chester R. FITZGERALD
Frank V. GILLIE
Harvey GOMBERT
Leo A. GURVIN
Otto GOTTSCHALK
Clarence J. HARDER
Hiram J. HARKINS
Arthur C. HARTMAN
Sanger HATHAWAY
Ernest HAUSER
John Max HEIDER
Louis J. HERMANN
Chester E. HOFFMAN
Benjamin HOFFMEISTER
Daniel J. HORAN
Walter F. JONES
Elmer KAUFMAN
Robert L. KOCH
John W. KOHLER
John M. KUEBRICK
Otto H. LIEBECK
Frederick W. LUBS
George W. MARTIN
Russell Irving MARTIN
William H. MCALLISTER
Edward J. MEYERS
Fred D. MILLER
Benjamin MOELLER
J. Donald MUNDIE
Dr. Martin F. NOLAN
John F. OTT
Peter PIOTROWICZ
William POHLMAN
George ROEDER
George RATHGEBER
James M. ROGERS
John E. ROTH
John RUBBERT
Walter Elmer RUNGE
Charles F. SCOTT
Walter SHARTS
Sylvester E. SHAW
Frank R. SOMMER
Ferdinand STERZ
Edward D. STROUGH
Charles D. STRUEBING
Zan L. TIDBALL
Ernest John VELIA
Robert A. WARK
Norman WATERSTRAT
Ernest WENDT
Frank ZIELINSKI









World War II
Died in Training

Donald CHALMERS
Kenneth CONE
Dudley W. GILMORE
Carl J. HORVATH
Blain C. JOHNSON
James P. JORDAN
Harvey E. MARTIN
Kenneth MCCRACKEN
Bernard MIX
William J. PATRICK
Stanley RADUSZEWSKI
Sylvester SEEFRIED
Peter SOMPEL
Howard G. WALKER
Warren BUICKE
Stanley CLARK
Herman R. GRAFF, Jr.
Frank J. HAMMAN, Jr.
Henry LYNN
Raymond L. MARTIN
Leo C. MARSHALL
Earl MILES
Franklin PARSKE
William RICHELL
Kenneth L. ROSS
Richard H. SCHAUM
Dean SCHOENFELDT
Peter WIECH

World War II
Pacific Theater

Cpl. Gerald W. HAMANN, July 25, 1942, Philippines
Cpl. Richard MAYNARD, March 7, 1944, Japanese prison camp
Pvt. Frank NEWELL, December 14, 1944, Japanese prison camp
Ph. M 2/c Robert J. DICK, October 24, 1944, Japanese prison ship
MM 2/c Stephen SIKORA, August 30, 1942, Solomon Islands
Pfc. Conrad F. KANIA, December 10, 1942, Solomon Islands
S 1/c Roy F. RECH, November 13, 1942, Coral Sea
S/Sgt. Merle HARTBURG, November 14, 1942, Rabaul
Lt. Albert F. SCHNELL, September 16, 1943, USS Wasp
S 1/c Daniel REED, May 28, 1943, Pacific area
Donald F. TUSSING, July 1943, Pacific area
Ph. M. 1/c Fred M. MATSON, September 14, 1944, Pacific area
S/Sgt. Warren J. WERNER, January 30, 1944, South Pacific
2nd Lt. Alvin W. KERSTEN, October 1944, Marshall Islands
Pvt. Harry D. BACON, October 17, 1944, Marianas Islands
RT 1/c Frank JANISH, December 9, 1944, USS Scamp
Lt. Robert G. REID, December 19, 1944, Indochina
S/Sgt. Granville MCDANIEL, November 22, 1944, Fort Dix, New Jersey
Pfc. Victor J. KUCZYNSKI, November 7, 1944, Philippines
Soundman 1/c Angelo GRIMALDI, January 6, 1945, USS Long
2nd Lt. Clemens STRATZ, January 17, 1945, Luzon
T/Sgt. Stanley DIAK, February 8, 1945, Luzon
Pfc. Franklin GILLETTE, April 10, 1945, Luzon
Pfc. Fred FERRIS, April 25, 1945, Luzon
Pfc. Alfred F. GREENBURG, January 20, 1946
Pfc. Anthony HADYKIEN, December 15, 1945
T/4 Martin SEAL, February 19, 1945, Luzon
Pfc. Chester YUREK, February 21, 1945, Iwo Jima
Corp. Stanley CZAJA, February 21, 1945, Iwo Jima
Pfc. Harry HARNISCH, February 24, 1945, Iwo Jima
Corp. Lester KLINE, March 5, 1945, Iwo Jima
Pvt. Robert C. SHIESLEY, Iwo Jima
MM 3/c Harry William LONG, USS Bush, Okinawa
Pfc. Stanley RUSIN, April 24, 1945, Okinawa
Pfc. Romeo C. BORRETTE, May 8, 1945, Okinawa
Pfc. Icen C. BOLLES, April 17, 1945, Ie Shima
Corp. Clark BASSETT, Jr., May 5, 1945, Raid over Tokyo

World War II
European Theater

Corp. John TOTH, November 7, 1942, North Africa
S/Sgt. Donald F. VORPAHL, January 29, 1943, North Africa
Pfc. Anthony J. HORVATH, July 10, 1943, North Africa
Pvt. Albert C. BURNS, July 19, 1943, North Africa
Sgt. Norman LINDHURST, September 13, 1943, Italy
Cpl. Frank PUHALLA, September, 1943, Italy
Pvt. John A. VERSS, January 31, 1944, Italy
Pfc. Roy THIELE, February 16, 1944, Italy
Sgt. Richard H. RZEPECKI, March 4, 1944, Cassino, Italy
Alfred FREDDOSO, May 12, 1944, Cassino, Italy
Pvt. Gordon SHOEN, May 23, 1944, Anzio, Itlay
Pvt. Henry G. BOEHNKE, June 1944, Anzio, Italy
Pvt. Richard J. BRADLEY, June 1, 1944, Anzio, Italy
Pvt. Stanley F. KRAWCZYK, September 26, 1944, Italy
Pfc. Raymond A. HARDER, October 7, 1944, Italy
Corp. James KAMPFER, Mediterranean
2nd Lt. Robert LUKE, Jr., January 30, 1945, Italy
Pfc. Edward E. MILLER, March 14, 1945, Italy
Lt. George AYRAULT III, March 9, 1944, North Atlantic
Lt. Charles TAGGART, April 24, 1944, North Atlantic
MM 3/c Melvin H. ZASTROW, August 2, 1944, USS Fiske
S/Sgt. Thaddeus Z. BURZYCKI, August 15, 1943, over Germany
S/Sgt. Everett ROSS, Jr., December 1, 1943, over Germany
Sgt. Clifford CUNNINGHAM, May 10, 1944, over Austria
Sgt. Kenneth FABER, August 22, 1944, over Germany
Lt. Robert M. TOTARO, January 5, 1944, England
S/Sgt. Robert GROFENBERG, May 8, 1944, over Germany
S/Sgt. Wilfred Merle HUSBAND, December 11, 1944, over Germany
Sgt. Earl GRAF, April 11, 1945, over Germany
Pfc. James CAMPAS, June 6, 1944, Normandy
T/Sgt. Robert J. NILAND, June 6, 1944, Normandy
Lt. Preston NILAND, June 7, 1944, Normandy
Pfc. Walter E. ROZICKI, June 9, 1944, Normandy
Pfc. Charles N. DEGLOPPER, June 9, 1944, Normandy
Pfc. Harold F. LIEBECK, June 13, 1944, France
Pvt. Joseph MIRANDA, June 16, 1944, France
S/Sgt. Stephen MOLNAR, June 17, 1944, France
Pvt. Norman M. BROCK, July 22, 1944, France
Pfc. Eli J. SCHUSTER, July 26, 1944, France
Pvt. William O. STROUGH, July 27, 1944, France
Pfc. Frank PAWLIK, July 27, 1944, France
T/5 Michael LUCEK, July 29, 1944, France
Pvt. Charles DRENOCKY, August 2, 1944, France
T/5 Samuel PANE, August 5, 1944, France
Pvt. Henry WOJCIECHOWSKI, August 9, 1944, France
S/Sgt. Edward KLINGER, August 10, 1944, France
Pvt. William M. RYAN, August 12, 1944, France
Sgt. Michael DICKEY, August 13, 1944, France
Pfc. Alton STRASSBURG, August 16, 1944, France
Corp. William D. GARRITY, August 30, 1944, France
Corp. Sigmund A. JAMULA, September 17, 1944, France
Sgt. Lawrence ROBERTS, September 17, 1944, France
Pfc. Glenn MEYER, September 22, 1944, France
Pfc. Stanley CHUDY, September 30, 1944, France
Pvt. John KREHO, October 1944, France
Pvt. Murwin HUGHES, November 22, 1944, France
Pfc. Joseph BELSTADT, January 25, 1945, France
Pvt. Charles KLEBER, February 6, 1945, France
Corp. Sherwood BOLLIER, October 2, 1944, Holland
Pfc. Albert WOLANSKE, November 1944, Holland
Pfc. Walter ABABURKO, October 16, 1944, Belgium
S/Sgt. Walter A. KLISZ, January 1, 1945, The Bulge
Pvt. Esker O. UNDERWOOD, January 5, 1945, The Bulge
Sgt. Warren MUCK, January 10, 1945, The Bulge
Pfc. James BROWN, January 16, 1945, The Bulge
Pvt. Sherman Leo MEYER, February 7, 1945, The Bulge
Pfc. Glenn S. HAYES, January 27, 1945, England
T/5 James SATTELBERG, February 8, 1945, Luxembourg
Pfc. Emerson A. LUTHER, November 20, 1944, Germany
S/Sgt. Leonard S. WINIATOWSKI, November 24, 1944, Germany
Pfc. Harry E. SISSON, February 22, 1944, Germany
Corp. Alfred KOSTRABA, Germany
Pfc. Daniel F. MEYER, March 6, 1945, Germany
Sgt. Stewart G. KING, March 9, 1945, Germany
Pfc. Robert E. MILLER, March 13, 1945, Germany
Pvt. James M. INGRAHAM, March 15, 1945, Germany
Pfc. Edwin HUMMEL, March 17, 1945, Germany
1st Lt. Legrand SNOWMAN, March 23, 1945, Germany
Sgt. Karl M. KINDT, April 12, 1945, Germany
T/5 Andrew KOWALSKI, April 15, 1945, Germany
Corp. Stephen BASCO, April 18, 1945, Germany
Pfc. William C. MILLER, April 22, 1945, Germany

Credit: The Evening News of the Tonawandas - May 29, 1947 - Submitted to the Museum by Arthur Kalota


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