McKEAN COUNTY
WORLD WAR II
Casualties

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Private First Class John M. Cable

Company E
405th Infantry Regiment, 102nd Infantry Division

Hometown: Bradford

Died of wounds on 4 March 1945
Age: 21


Buried: Willow Dale Cemetery, Bradford
Repatriated 22 October 1948

Private Paul A. Cannon

Company H
6th Armored Infantry Battalion, 1st Armored Division

Hometown: Bradford

Killed in action 23 April 1943 in North Africa
Age: 31


Buried: McKean Memorial Park, Lafayette Twp
Repatriated: 1 June 1948

Second Lieutenant Floyd E. Card

Officer Candidate School, Fort Belvoir, VA

Hometown: Port Allegany

Died of illness 16 April 1943 in Philadelphia
Age: 31


Buried: Card Creek Cemetery, Potter County

Private James A. Carlson

126th Infantry Regiment, 32nd Infantry Division

Hometown: Kane

Killed in action on 8 December 1944
Leyte, Philippines
Age: 21


Buried: Plot B, Row 16, Grave 152
Manila American Cemetery, Manila, Philippines


Staff Sergeant Richard J. Caserio

312th Service Group, Army Air Force

Hometown: Bradford

Killed in action 11 May 1944 over Germany
Age: 23


Buried: St. Bernards Cemetery, Bradford
Repatriated: 10 August 1948

Fireman 2/c Gail W. Chapin

USS Monaghan (DD-354)

Hometown: Port Allegany

Missing in action: 18 December 1944
Age: 25


The USS Monaghan sunk during Typhoon Cobra east of Luzon, Philippines. Only 6 survivors were rescued from the crew of 100 officers and men. Over 790 officers and men were lost at sea from three destroyers sinking during the storm.

Tablets of the Missing
Manila American Cemetery, Manila, Philippines


Private First Class Wilbur M. Childs

Company B, 328th Infantry Regiment, 26th Infantry Division

Hometown: Eldred

Died of illness 5 April 1945 in Germany
Age: 21


Buried: Lamphier Cemetery, Eldred
Repatriated: 18 January 1949

Private Cheston M. Chilson

Company L, 15th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division

Hometown: Port Allegany

Killed in action 6 August 1943 on Sicily
Age: 22

Buried: Plot E, Row 11, Grave 47
Sicily-Rome American Cemetery, Nettuno, Italy


Sergeant Steve J. Chohrach

B-17 Radio Operator, 96th Bomber Squadron, Langley Field, VA

Hometown: Lewis Run

Missing in action 6 March 1942
Age: 22


Atlantic Combat Patrol, Last reported position was off Cape Hatteras, NC

First Lieutenant Arthur W. Christenson, Jr.

Company C
66th Armored Infantry Battalion, 12th Armored Division

Hometown: Ludlow

Killed in action 11 December 1944, in France


Buried: Gibbs Hill Cemetery, Ludlow
Repatriated: 28 May 1949

Tech Sergeant Fred V. Clutter

Headquarters Company, 304th Infantry Regiment,
76th Infantry Division

Hometown: Smethport

Died of wounds 19 March 1945, Kesten, Germany


Buried: Plot B, Row 5, Grave 12
Luxembourg American Cemetery,Luxembourg

Awarded the Silver Star posthumously for distinguishing himself by gallantry in action. During the crossing of the Mosel River a soldier became wounded in a mine field. Sgt. Clutter volunteered to assist and lead the evacuation party which he rowed across the river in a boat to a point near the position of the wounded soldier. He jumped from the boat and began clearing a path to the man. When he discovered evacuation could be effected only by litter, he began to clear a space in which the litter could be placed. While probing this area he accidentally set off a mine and was mortally wounded.


First Lieutenant Clyde L. Coldren

P-47 Pilot, 358 Fighter Group, 366 Fighter Squadron

Hometown: Marvindale

Killed in action 8 March 1944, near Nunspeet, Holland
Age: 24


Buried: Venus Cemetery, Venus, PA
Repatriated: 27 May 1949

Private Arthur T. Cole

119th Infantry Regiment, 30th Infantry Division

Hometown: Bradford

Killed in action 31 October 1944, Germany
Age: 31


Buried: Jerusalem Corners Cemetery, Pleasantville, PA
Repatriated: 18 November 1947




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Staff Sergeant Anthony P. Colestro

Combat Command A, 1st Armored Division

Hometown: Bradford

Killed in action 14 February 1943, Sidi Bou Zid, Tunisia, North Africa


Buried: Section G, Site 4
Beverly National Cemetery, Beverly, NJ

Repatriated: 21 November 1949



Tech Sergeant Frank J. Colestro

Flight Engineer, 333rd Bomber Squadron, 94th Bomber Group, Heavy

Hometown: Bradford

Killed in action 6 October 1944, Over Germany
Age: 25


Buried: Plot F, Row 6, Grave 74
Cambridge American Cemetery, England


Staff Sergeant
Byron S. Colwell


315th Infantry Regiment,
79th Infantry Division

Hometown: Kane

Died of wounds 9 June 1944
Normandy
Age: 25


Buried:
Plot F, Row 24, Grave 36
Normandy American Cemetery
St. Laurent-sur-Mer, France

Private Edward M. Connelly

Aviation Cadet, Sec A, 338th AAF-R.T.V.F.

Hometown: Bradford

Drowned 29 June 1944, Ft. Meyers, FL
Age: 18


Buried: St. Bernards Cemetery, Bradford


Private Paul Connor

38th Cavalry Reconnaissance Squadron

Hometown: Smethport

Died of wounds 2 August 1944, France
Age: 19


Buried: Plot H, Row 12, Grave 14
Normandy American Cemetery, St. Laurent-sur-Mer, France

Sergeant Leo M. Connors

814th Engineer Aviation Battalion

Hometown: Smethport

Died non-battle 26 May 1943, North Africa
Age: 32


Buried: St. Elizabeth's Cemetery, Smethport
Repatriated: 16 June 1949

Lieutenant Robert C. Corey

Fighter Pilot Training Squadron, 267th Base Unit, 2nd Army Air Force
Woodward Army Air Field, OK

Hometown: Mt. Jewett

Died Non-Battle: 23 July 1944

Killed while bailing out of his P-40N aircraft due to fire, near Fargo, Oklahoma


Private Allen C. Cosby

4903rd Aviation Squadron, Fort Dix, NJ

Hometown: Bradford

Killed in a car accident 8 August 1944, Rock City Road
Age: 23


Buried: Willow Dale Cemetery, Bradford

Private Amos K. Cottrell

51st Armored Infantry Battalion, 4th Armored Division

Hometown: Rixford

Killed in action 31 March 1945, Germany
Age: 21


Buried: Plot I, Row 4, Grave 13
Netherlands American Cemetery, Margraten, Netherlands


Private First Class Richard L. Crandall

Company G, 86th Mountain Infantry, 10th Mountain Division

Hometown: Bradford

Killed in action 3 March 1945, Italy
Age: 19


Buried: Willow Dale Cemetery, Bradford
Repatriated: 9 June 1949

First Lieutenant Carl E. Crouse

Navigator, 566th Bomber Squadron, 389th Bomber Group, Heavy

Hometown: Bradford

Killed in action 6 June 1944, Over England

Buried: Plot E, Row 4, Grave 16
Cambridge American Cemetery, England

B-24 Bomber exploded during take-off, killing entire crew instantly


Private First Class Dale J. Culver

18th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division

Hometown: Kane

Died 29 September 1942, England

Buried: Plot F, Row 1, Grave 51
Cambridge American Cemetery, England


Private John B. Curcio

Company A, 129th Tank Destroyer Training Battalion,
Camp Hood, TX

Hometown: Lewis Run

Died from accidental gunshot wounds, 22 November 1943
Age: 30


Buried: St. Bernards Cemetery, Bradford

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Private John R. Daly

505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division

Hometown: Kane

Killed in action 7 June 1944, Normandy


Buried: Plot I, Row 27, Grave 15
Normandy American Cemetery, St. Laurent-sur-Mer, France

Private First Class Daniel J. Daugherty

803rd Engineer Aviation Battalion

Hometown: Duke Center

Missing in action 8 April 1942
Corregidor Island, Philippines

Tablets of the Missing
Manila American Cemetery, Philippines


Second Lieutenant James B. Davies

Bombardier,
705th Bomber Squadron, 446th Bomber Group, Heavy

Hometown: Bradford

Missing in action 25 August 1944, Over North Sea

Tablets of the Missing
Cambridge American Cemetery, England

On 25 August 1944, 36 bombers hit the Heinkel Aero engine plant in Rostock, Germany. Davies was on the B-24 "Happy Go Lucky" when it suffered engine failure and crashed into the North Sea,
with all ten men aboard.


Private First Class Frank J. Debevc

406 Infantry Regiment, 102 Infantry Division

Hometown: Kane

Killed in Action: November 23, 1944 , Germany


Buried: St. Callistus Cemetery, Kane, PA

Repatriated: April 22, 1949


Private First Class John J. De Filippo

Company F, 315th Regiment, 79th Division

Hometown: Bradford

Killed in action 25 July 1944, France
Age: 21


Buried: St. Bernards Cemetery, Bradford
Repatriated: 3 May 1948

Staff Sergeant Anthony W. "Bib" DeLucia

375th Bomber Squadron, 308th Bomber Group, Heavy

Hometown: Bradford

Killed in action 31 August 1944, China
Age: 24

Buried: St. Bernards Cemetery, Bradford
Group memorial: Arlington National Cemetery, VA
Repatriated: 3 August 2000

DeLucia was an engineer and first saw duty overseas in North Africa before transferring to China. A 1944 War Department report said the B-24 bomber, with a crew of 10 aboard, took off at 4:30 p.m. on Aug. 31, 1944, from a 14th Air Force base at Liuchow, China. This was DeLucia's 24th birthday, he and nine other airmen were reported missing when their B-24 did not return from a raid on Japanese ships in Formosa. In 1996, Chinese farmers found wreckage of the plane while searching for herbs on 7,000-foot Kitten Mountain in Guangxi Province, near Vietnam. Three years of crash site investigation accounted for all ten men by forensic scientists at the Defense Departmentís laboratory in Hawaii.


Sergeant Robert A. DePrater

449th Bomber Squadron, 322nd Bomber Group, Medium

Hometown: Bradford

Missing in action 11 May 1943 over the Pacific
Age: 23


Tablets of the Missing
Honolulu Memorial, Honolulu, Hawaii


Private First Class William P. Desmond

56th Armored Infantry Battalion, 12th Armored Division

Hometown: Bradford

Killed in action 17 January 1945
Age: 37

Buried: Plot C, Row 11, Grave 66
Lorraine American Cemetery, St. Avold, France



Private First Class Herbert R. Dolaway


126th Infantry Regiment, 32nd Infantry Division

Hometown: Port Allegany

Killed in action 13 March 1945
Luzon, Philippines
Age: 20

Buried: Plot A, Row 2, Grave 175
Manila American Cemetery, Philippines


Private First Class Leslie C. Donahey

827th Chemical Company, Air Operations
Barksdale Field, LA

Hometown: Kane

Died of Illness: 12 July 1945
William Beaumont Hospital, El Paso, TX
Age: 22


Buried: Forest Lawn Cemetery, Kane

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