U. S. Army

2LT WALTER F. ALBERTY Killed in Action

PVT EDWIN R. AMES Died of Wounds

PFC HAROLD L. ANDERSON Died Non-Battle Wounds

T5 CLIFFORD E. AUDINET Killed in Action

PVT ROBERT O. AXFORD Died of Wounds

TSGT GERALD Z. BEARG Died Non-Battle Wounds

T5 ELMER L. BEEBE Died Non-Battle Wounds

PVT JAMES W. BENSCOTTER Killed in Action

PVT ALBERT E. BERG Died Non-Battle Wounds

SSGT ORA E. BOND Finding of Death Unknown

PVT JOSEPH M. BOWMAN Finding of Death Unknown

PVT CHARLES D. BUOY Killed in Action

T5 ROBERT W. BURKE Killed In Action

PFC CARL W. CARLSON Killed in Action

PFC JACK J. CHAMBERS Killed in Action

FLIGHT OFFICER WALTER P. CHAMBERS Killed in Action

PVT MARVIN A. CHARNELL Killed in Action

PFC JOHN N. CHATTERTON Ostrander; killed in action in Germany, April 27, 1945

PVT HAROLD R. CHILCOAT Woodland; missing in action in Philippines, 1942

LTCOL WILLARD E. CHINN Kelso; Executive Officer at Presidio; died after illness in San Francisco, June 9, 1943

PVT REDMON F. CLARK Kelso; killed in action in Italy, June 1944

SGT ROY K. COLE Kelso; killed in action in the Mediterranean area, November 1943

PFC HAROLD A. COLLINS Kelso; died of wounds received on Luzon, May 23, 1945

PVT JACK GORDON CONE Longview; died of food poisoning at Lubbock Field, Texas, July 19, 1944

SGT PATRICK H. COOK Longview; killed in action over England, May 8, 1944

PVT GLENN E. COX Killed in action

PFC JAMES ORVILLE DAVIDSON Longview; killed in action on Iwo Jima, March 19, 1945

1 LT CHARLES L. DECRAENE Longview; armored unit; killed in action in France, Sept. 12, 1944

PVT RICHARD C. DE MARIS Non-combat death

FLIGHT OFFICER LEO S. DEAL Longview, flight officer; killed in P-38 crash off Santa Rosa, Calif., June 8, 1944

PVT GLENN EATON DILLIE Kelso; MP at Fort Lewis; killed by an auto while on duty at the Boeing plant in Seattle, Oct. 4, 1942

SSGT PAUL M. DREIER Longview; killed in Germany, Dec. 9, 1944

CPL DAVID H. DUNCAN Longview; killed in action in Germany, March 11, 1945

PFC ALVIN G. EGGIMAN Silver Lake; died of wounds received in landing on Camote, Philippines, Jan. 24, 1945

PVT ROBERT E. ELLIS (aka Bob Oudeans) Kelso; medical battalion; died in Battle of Attu, May 29, 1943

CPL HAROLD W. EMERSON Longview; killed in action in Ieshima, April 21, 1945

PFC GLENN V. W. ERICKSON Longview; paratrooper; killed in action, Holland, Sept. 22, 1944

1 LT LYLE C. ETHEL Kelso; cargo plane pilot; killed in action in the India-China theater, February 1945

TSGT LLOYD DAWSON FOWLER Longview; engineer gunner; Aug. 1, 1943

CAPT KEITH FRAMPTON Longview; B-24 bomber pilot; killed after parachuting from plane in Battle of Bougainville, November 1943

PFC RICHARD W. GAZE Castle Rock; POW liberated April 2, 1945, but died of malnutrition and pneumonia, April 5, 1945

SGT RICHARD GOLDSMITH Kelso; aerial gunner; killed in action, Italy, March 19, 1944

CAPT RICHARD J. GOTTHARDT Longview; B-17 pilot; killed in action, Germany, March 22, 1944

PFC ALVIN P. GRAY Kelso; infantry; killed in action in Germany, Dec. 1, 1944

LT FLORERNCE GREWER Longview; nurse; killed in bombing of hospital ship USS Comfort, south of Okinawa, April 28, 1945

PVT HAROLD N. GRIFFIN Cowlitz County

PVT CLAUDE P. GUIER Castle Rock; killed in Philippines, May 1942

2LT ROBERT D. HAND Jr. Longview; bomber pilot; MIA, believe over Solomon Islands, Sept. 5, 1942

PVT CLAUDE HAROLD HANSEN Kelso; combat engineers battalion; died at Camp Van Dorn, Miss., Sept. 8, 1944

T5 ROBERT J. "Bob" HANSON Kelso; killed in action in Germany, April 9, 1945

PFC LEE HARKCOM Kelso; killed in action in Corregidor, Philippines, 1942

PFC ALVIN RALPH HATTON Kelso; coast artillery; POW May 1942, lost in sinking of Japanese prisoner ship, Dec. 15, 1944

T5 BOB E. HIGGINS Longview; infantry; killed in action in Luxembourg, Dec. 7, 1944

CAPT ROBERT D. HOBERT Woodland; fighter pilot; killed in accident over England, April 6, 1944

SSGT RUPERT RAY "Ray" HOLCOMB Jr. Ostrander; infantry; killed in action in Italy, July 10, 1944

2LT ROBERT E. HOLDEN Longview; P-38 pilot; MIA over France, Aug. 1, 1944; declared dead 1945, buried 1949

SSGT GRANT M. HOWE Longview; killed in action in France, June 24, 1944

MSGT PETER W. JENSEN Longview; amphibious engineers; killed in action on Leyte, Oct. 26, 1944

PVT ARVID LEONARD JOHNSON Longview; died (non-combat) at Fort Ord Army Hospital, May 29, 1945

CPL PETER C. JOHNSON Longview; killed in action in Italy, Oct. 8, 1943

PFC BILLY E. JOHNSON Longview; killed in the Mediterranean area, Jan. 1945

PVT JESSE BRENNON KELLER Longview; killed in action in Dutch New Guinea May 9, 1945

T5 CLIFFORD N. KOSKI Kelso; POW May 7, 1942, died of Malaria in Japanese prison camp, May 8, 1944

1LT AL W. KREUTZ Longview, bombardier-navigator B-25; killed in action over Italy, April 17, 1944

2LT EDWARD J. LaBERGE Kelso; killed in Florida accident, Oct. 23, 1943

PVT JERE H. LANGE Longview; photo maintenance squadron; lost in sinking of transport in Mediterranean, May 1, 1944

SSGT CECIL M. LANNIGAN Longview; photographer; killed in action in Italy, Jan. 22, 1944

PFC GEORGE A. LAYMAN Died non-battle

T5 HERSCHEL W. "Kelly" LEABO Longview; tank battalion; killed in action in German, Jan. 31, 1945

2LT HARRY A. LILLARD Woodland; killed in action in Philippines

PVT CARL BERT LUNDSTROM Longview; radio technician; killed in auto accident at Camp Phillips, Salina, Kan., May 3, 1943

CPL HAROLD L. LUTZ Woodland; photo topography, mapmaker; lost in sinking of transport in Mediterranean, April 20, 1944

PFC RICHARD L. LYONS Kelso; killed in action in Italy July 1944

CAPT ALLAN M. MACDONALD Longview; killed in action over New Guinea, July 9, 1943

PVT RAYMOND A. MADISON Longview; infantry; killed in action in Germany, Dec. 12, 1944

LT CHESTER D. MAKINSTER Kelso; bomber pilot; killed in action over France, March 29, 1944.

CPL HOLLIS A. MARTIN Longview; killed in prisoner transport sinking in Philippines, Oct. 24, 1944

SGT ELMER MATTILA Woodland; paratrooper; died from wounds in hospital in Italy, May 29, 1944

SGT GEORGE M. MAYEDA Longview/Kelso; killed in action in France, Oct. 15, 1944

SSGT DONALD A. McALLISTER Longview; died of malaria, Jan. 26, 1946

SGT ROBERT HENRY McDONALD Rose Valley; gunner on bomber; lost over Germany, Aug. 17, 1943, buried 1949

PFC RUBEN A. MELTON Castle Rock; infantry; killed in action in Northeastern France, Feb. 5, 1945

DELMAR MIKKOLA Woodland; non-combat death

PFC WALTER E. MODIN Woodland; killed in action in Marshall Islands Invasion, Feb. 13, 1944

PVT ALVA H. "Sonny" MOE Jr. Woodland; killed in action on Luzon, June 4, 1945

SSGT WAYNE E. MORRIS Killed in action

PVT KENNETH ROSS MUNYON Castle Rock; died of wounds received on Okinawa, May 31, 1945

PFC FRED MYERS Longview; killed in action on Luzon, March 14, 1945

SSGT CARL E. "Eddie" NORLAND Longview; gunner; killed in action over Europe, Aug. 23, 1944

2LT ERIK OLLESON (aka Mel Olson) Longview; pilot; killed in California accident, Jan. 7, 1943

1LT MARVIN PALMER Longview; bombardier; killed in action in India, April 1943

SGT E. E. PETTY Longview; died of heart attack at airbase in Douglas, Ariz., Aug. 6, 1944

PVT RAPHAEL J. PFLIEGER Died non-battle

PFC WILLIAM JOSEPH PHILBROOK Longview; killed on Guam, July 3, 1945

PFC FLOYD PHILLIPS Castle Rock; killed in action on Luzon, April 21, 1945

PFC LLOYD PHILLIPS Castle Rock; Cavalry Division; killed in action near Manila, Feb. 25, 1945

TSGT ROBERT F. PIKE Longview; Killed in North Africa, June 1943

PVT EDEWARD H. PITTMAN Castle Rock; killed in action by sniper in France, Oct. 1, 1944

CLARENCE W. POTTER Castle Rock; killed in action in Italy, Sept. 22, 1943

1LT THOMAS RALPH (aka Richard Fiske) POTTS Longview; killed in action in France, Aug. 10, 1944

LT MERLE POWER Longview; armored infantry; killed in action in Germany, Dec. 11, 1944

PFC EDWARD E. PRYOR Longview; infantry; killed in action in France, July 13, 1944

PFC GEORGE H. QUIGLEY Kalama; killed in action on Bougainville Island, March 20, 1944

SGT OSMO H. REIJONEN Woodland; died in Army hospital in Amarillo, Texas, July 6, 1943

T4 GEORGE EDWARD REILLY Longview; engineer; died of wounds while based in England, December 1943

2LT DONALD D. ROBBINS Woodland; POW spring 1942, lost in sinking of Japanese prisoner ship, October 24, 1944

PVT RALPH R. ROSEBAUM Killed in action on Luzon, July 26, 1945

PFC DORICK J. SAUVAGEAU Killed in action

PFC DWIGHT C. SCHIFFHAUER Woodland, aviation mechanic; killed in accident at Gardner Field in Taft, Calif., July 5, 1944

1LT GEORGE W. SECORD Kelso; died in an airplane accident in Alaska, March 25, 1944

1LT ALFRED A. "Skip" SKINNER Longview; bombardier-navigator; killed in action over the Bonin Islands, Saipan, Oct. 1, 1944

1LT JACK H. SOFFE Kelso; died in in plane crash in Louisiana, May 26, 1945

PFC EARL C. SPACKMAN Kelso; infantry; died of wounds received on Polillo Island, Nov. 23, 1944

PVT OSCAR M. STEVENS killed in action

ALEXANDER W. STEWART Longview; co-pilot of flying fortress; killed in action Oct. 9, 1943

FLIGHT OFFICER JACK M. STILTS Woodland; died in plane crash over Hawaiian Islands, Nov. 2, 1944

SSGT W. EARL "Speed" STRAUSER Kelso; radioman and gunner; killed in action in South Pacific, July 1942

PVT WARNER "Hop" STREICH Kelso; infantry; killed in action in Philippines, Dec. 10, 1944

PFC. LLOYD C. SWANSON Longview; died non-battle in Fitzsimmons General Hospital in Denver, Colo., Jan. 18, 1945

SGT. HOWARD D. THORNSBURY Longview; infantry; killed in action in Cherbourg, France; July 16, 1944

PFC CHARLES C. TULLY Kelso; infantry; killed in action in Italy, Feb. 15, 1944

LT DONALD F. TURNER Woodland; tank corps; killed in action, presumably during the invasion of Normandy, June 6, 1944

PFC WILBUR A. WARNOCK, Jr. Castle Rock; killed in action in Germany, Dec. 1, 1944

PVT JOHN WEISZHAAR, Jr. killed in action

2LT ARTHUR N. WESTRUM Kelso; bomber pilot; killed in action over Attleborough, England, Feb. 9, 1944

TSGT ROBERT KENNETH WHITING Longview; tank corps; killed in action in Germany, April 16, 1945

SSGT ARCHIE B. WILHEIM Kalama; airplane mechanic; killed in invasion of France, June 1944

PFC DONALD EDWARD WILKINS, Jr. Castle Rock; infantry; killed in action in New Guinea, Aug. 3, 1944

TSGT JAMES W. YENNE Woodland; radioman; killed in action in Sicily, July 14, 1943

Marines - Marine Air Corps

PVT LEONARD J. ALLNUTT Jr. Kelso; killed in action on Iwo Jima, March 10, 1945

2LT MARION COTTRELL Kalama; drowned following air accident off California Coast, Oct. 30, 1943

PFC JOHN E. ERET Longview; killed in action in Battle of Saipan, June 17, 1944

LT P. F. "Fred" GILLES Kelso; died of wounds received in Battle of the Solomons, December 1943

PFC GLENDALE HEFLEY Buried 1947

PFC DONALD FLOYD HOSKIN Silver Lake; Killed in action at Tarawa, Nov. 20, 1943

SGT FLOYD A. KLEMME Kelso; killed in action on Iwo Jima, March 3, 1945

PFC HOWARD KLEMME Kelso; killed in action on Iwo Jima, Feb. 22, 1945

SGT MJR EDGAR C. KRIEGER Kelso

PVT FRANCIS W. MAUL Kelso

SGT KENNETH GREEN McDONALD Longview; killed in the Pacific, April 17, 1945

PFC FRANCIS E. "Frank" ROBERTS Kelso; killed in action in Guam, July 27, 1944

1LT RICHARD SLOAT Kelso; tank corps; killed on Saipan, July 1944

PVT CLARENCE J. STROWBRIDGE Longview; killed in action on Okinawa, June 18, 1945

Navy - Navy Air Corps - Coast Guard

QUARTERMASTER 2C DARYLE EDWARD ARTLEY Woodland; died on USS Oklahoma at Pearl Harbor, Dec. 7, 1941

PHARMACIST MATE 2C JOHN DALE BAILEY Kelso; killed in action on Iwo Jima, February 1945

SEAMAN 2C WILLIAM EARL BELL Castle Rock

AVIATION METALSMITH 3C Kenneth B. Bergly Longview

ENSIGN CHARLES R. BRATCRES Castle Rock; pilot killed in action over Leyte, Oct. 27, 1944

LT CYRUS GEORGE CARY Kelso; pilot; lost in action near Guadacanal, July 9, 1943

CHIEF TORPEDOMAN MATE Robert Fulton Case Castle Rock

LLOYD NELSON COCHRAN Cowlitz County

MACHINIST MATE 3C WAITE HOYT DAGGY Longview; MIA aboard submarine in South Pacific, September 1944

MACHINIST MATE 2C JOHN ARTHUR DENNING Longview; killed in sinking of destroyer Meredith during Normandy Invasion, June 8, 1944

FIREMAN 1C CALVIN DIAMOND Longview; killed in action in Philippines, April 1945

MUSICIAN 2C FRANCIS EDWARD DICK Woodland; killed on USS Oklahoma at Pearl Harbor, Dec. 7, 1941

COXWAIN ELMORE EARL DUFF Longview; killed in action in West Indies

GUNNERS MATE MARVIN "Buster" GARY Longview, killed in plane crash off of San Diego, May 16, 1945

SEAMAN 1C WILLIAM FRANK "Bill" GAUDETTE Longview; killed on USS Arizona at Pearl Harbor, Dec. 7, 1941

SEAMAN 1C JOHN LAWRENCE "Jack" GILLES Kelso; lost in sinking of USS Hoel in Battle of Leyte Gulf, Oct. 25, 1944

RADIOMAN RALPH A. GUTHRIE Skamokawa; lost in anti-submarine patrol flight, Aug. 3, 1943; declared dead Aug. 4, 1944

AVIATION ORDNANCE 1C HOWARD STANLEY HASBROOK Kelso; killed in plane crash, 1944

SEAMAN 2C ROBERT L. HOWE Longview; lost in sinking of USS Wasp in South Pacific, Sept. 14, 1942

ENSIGN GLENN ALLAN HOYER Castle Rock; pilot; plane went down over South Pacific, April 8, 1942

AVIATION MACHINIST MATE 2C MARSHALL E. ISENBERG Kelso; killed in airplane crash in San Diego, Feb. 17, 1944

ENISIGN CARMAN James Jacobson Kelso; pilot; killed in plane crash in South Pacific, December 1944

Chief Boatswain Mate Floyd Johnson Castle Rock; died in Portland (heart attack) Dec. 25, 1944

Seaman 2C Peter Frank "Pete" Jordan Longview; killed in Battle of Cape Esperence aboard USS Boise, Oct. 11, 1942

Robert Paul Kronberg Jr. Died in a Tennessee hospital from spinal meningitis, April 1, 1945

Fireman 2C Joseph Lewis Londo Kelso; MIA in South Pacific, May 1942

Seaman 1C Leroy Martin "Sonny" Major Kelso; Amphibious Corps; killed in action in Okinawa, April 19, 1945

Boatswain 2C George Makelbust Longview; lost in Gilbert Islands landing aboard USS Liscombe Bay, Nov. 24, 1943

Fire Controlman 3C Robert T. Markshausen Kelso; killed in action in South Pacific, October 1944

Pharmacist Mate 3c Harvey James McClung Kelso. tribute (contributed by James E. Hunter)

Lt. Francis Bernard McIntyre Longview; missing in South Pacific, November 1943

Watertender 2c Frank Leon Miller Cathlamet; died of wounds received in action on destroyer on Okinawa, July 30, 1945

Seaman 2C Leslie Vernett Nelson Longview

Clifford Oscar Nielsen Cathlamet; stationed aboard USS Gwenn, July 1943   [Editor's note: Kari Kandoll contributed the following update: "Clifford Oscar Nielsen received a Purple Heart January 25th 1946. The family recently donated the certificate and purple heart to the Wahkiakum County Historical Society."]

Seaman 1C Clifford Wallace O'Brien Longview; killed in South Pacific, January 1944

Aviation Machinist Mate 1C William G. O'Brien Skamokawa; killed in plane crash in Long Island Sound, August 1943

Ensign Frank R. Parrish Kelso; died following operation in Utah hospital; Jan. 19, 1944

Lt. Samuel Christian Peterson Rose Valley; pilot and navigator; killed in action in South Pacific, April 19, 1944

Seaman 2C James Norman Phipps Longview; killed aboard USS Oklahoma at Pearl Harbor, Dec. 7, 1941

Seaman 1C Clinton Lavine Poe Kelso; MIA in South Pacific aboard a destroyer, December 1944

Walter L. Pringle Kelso; Coast Geotetic Survey; killed in Auichice, Alaska, Sept. 3, 1945

Pete Fineo provided additional information on Walter L. Pringle: "Actually, he died on Amchitka Island (not Auichice) in the Aleutian Islands Alaska on that date. I am researching the Amchitka Military Post Cemetery and came across his name. There were several things that caught my attention. Walter was only one of two civilians who died on the island. Most were army and a few navy with 51 total interments. Walter was only 17 years old at the time of his death. Also his death came the day after VJ day. All of these circumstances seem odd. I am trying to find out how he died but have not had success to date. You can see a photo of the cemetery here. The photo was taken earlier in 1945 before Walter's death. He would be placed next to the other civilian burial which is center left in the photo at the base of the flag pole by itself. That grave has a single white cross just to the left of the large dark cross which marks. Hope this info helps to correct his posting."

Aviation Radioman 3C Glen Edward Ray Kelso; plane failed to return from patrol flight over Aleutian Islands, June 3, 1942

Machinist 1C Leanord Cleaver Richter Longview; killed aboard the USS West Virginia at Pearl Harbor, Dec. 7, 1941

Seaman 1C Woodrow Arthur Riiff Longview; missing, presumed lost in ammunition ship explosion at Port Chicago, Calif., July 17, 1944

Aviation Ordnanceman 2C Arthur Edward Robinson Longview

Seaman 1C Woodrow Arthur Robinson Kelso; lost on plane mission over Bay of Biscay, March 20, 1944

Seaman 2C Harvey George Rushford Woodland; received burns aboard USS Nevada at Pearl Harbor, died Dec. 9, 1941

Fireman 1C Roy Hendrick Sauvola Kalama; killed in action off Philippines, October 1944

Pharmacist Mate 3C Norman Richard Schlecht Longview; drowned off Okinawa, September 1945

Chief Petty Officer Kenneth Sheridan Longview; died at Camp Parkes, Calif., from a tropical disease contracted while in the South Pacific, Nov. 11, 1944

Ships Cook 2C Norman Miles Sims Longview; lost in the South Pacific on the destroyer USS Pillsbury, March 1, 1942

Electricians Mate 3C Merle Andrew Smith Woodland; killed aboard USS Oklahoma at Pearl Harbor, Dec. 7, 1941

Pharmacist Mate 1C Robert A. Tyas Longview

Marc Gilchirst provided additional information on Robert Tyas: "His name was actualy Robert Howard Tyas and he died October 9, 1945 while serving aboard the USS Southern Seas (PY 32). The ship went down during Typhoon Louise near Okinawa. He was swept overboard and died while trying to save the ship's Executive Officer."

Seaman 1C Wayland LeMoyne Wait Longview; killed aboard the USS Arizona at Pearl Harbor, Dec. 7, 1941

Aviation Radioman 1C Charles T. Williams Jr. Kelso; MIA following combat duty

Richard Yeager

Royal Canadian Air Force

Sgt. Robert Gourde Longview; bombardier; lost over Germany, gunner in bomber that didn't return from raid, April 2, 1943

Clarence Stratton Woodland; lost in North Atlantic

James Harold Woodill Longview; leading aircraftsman; died in accident in Canada, July 14, 1943

Merchant Marines

Charles Evans Died after Edward B. Dudley torpedoed by U boat in Atlantic Ocean, April 11, 1943

Robert Garlock Castle Rock; radio operator; died in sinking of transport ship Massmar off NW coast of Iceland, July 5, 1942

Marvin D. Smith Able-bodied seaman; died after West Ivis torpedoed by U boat off eastern U.S. coast, Jan. 26, 1942


[Editor's note: the National Archives has also published a list of World War II casualties.]

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