West Alabamians in World War II

Title

West Alabamians in World War II

Subject

World War II

Description

Biographical information on members of the United States Armed Forces who died in World War II. Information from obituaries in the Tuscaloosa News, from various official sources obtained through AncestryLibrary Edition, and findagrave.com.

If you have additional information or photos for any of the servicemen listed, please contact tavm@tuscaloosa-library.org

Creator

Tuscaloosa Public Library

Source

Tuscaloosa News

Publisher

Tuscaloosa News

Items in the West Alabamians in World War II Collection

Pvt. William Aaron was killed on June 12, 1942, while serving with the 631st Tank Destroyer Battalion. Pvt. Aaron was the husband of Mrs. Effie Tidwell Aaron. A photo of Pvt. Aaron's grave can be found at this…

Staff Sergeant James Austin Abernathy
Staff Sergeant James Austin Abernathy was killed in France on March 7, 1945, while serving with the 66th Reconnaissance Troop. Sgt. Abernathy was the son of Mrs. Ruby Abernathy of Tuscaloosa. Sgt. Abernathy's family ran a Tuscaloosa grocery store…

Sgt. William S. Able was killed on June 22, 1945, when the plane he was serving on as flight engineer was shot down over Japan.  Sgt. Able was the husband of Mrs. Arizona Able and the son of Wilson and Cora Able. More information including a photo…

Aviation Radioman 2nd Class James Robert Adams
Radioman James R. Adams was first reported missing in action on July 2, 1944, in the Pacific. Adams would later be declared dead on July 3, 1945. For his service he was awarded the Bronze Star and the Purple Heart. He was a graduate of Tuscaloosa…

Master Sergeant Rupert W. Adams
MSgt. Rupert Adams was killed when the B-24 he was on went down somewhere near New Guinea. Sgt. Adams was the brother of  Miss Lucille Adams, TSGt. Charles Adams, James Harry Adams and Farrell Adams. More information on the crash that killed Sgt.…

Tech. 5th Class Jack Alexander was killed on July 2, 1945, while serving with the 47th Field Artillery Battalion, 5th Armored Division. Tech. Alexander was the husband of Mrs. Kannie Alexander. A grave photo, along with photos of Tech. Alexander can…

Pvt. Other J. Allen was killed on May 17, 1945, while serving with the 307th Infantry. Pvt. Allen was the husband of Mrs. Dorothy P. Allen of Vernon. More information on Pvt. Allen including a photograph can be found on his findagrave site here:…

Seaman 1st Class Paul F. Allen was killed on July 30, 1945, when his ship the USS Indianapolis was torpedoed by the Japanese. Seaman Allen was the son of Mr. and Mrs. William Lonzo Allen of Tuscaloosa. More information on the USS Indianapolis can be…

Lt. James M. Alston was killed on March 25, 1945, when his plane crashed into the Pacific. Lt. Alston was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Weedie Alston of Linden. For his service Lt. Alston was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross. The citation for Lt.…

Lieutenant Colonel James Robert Maxwell Alston
Lt. Colonel Alston was killed August 8, 1944, while commanding an artillery battalion in France. Colonel Alston attended school in Tuscaloosa his entire life, graduating with a degree from the University of Alabama. Following graduation he moved to…