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  • Collection: West Alabamians in World War II

Philip Anders 1-21-44.jpg
2nd Lt. Phillip C. Anders went missing on December 23, 1943, over the Pacific when his plane went down near New Caledonia. While not originally from Tuscaloosa, Lt. Anders attended the University of Alabama and had multiple aunts and uncles in the…

Howell Andrews 5-3-45.jpg
2Lt. Howell (Doc) Andrews was killed on April 3, 1945, while serving with the 40th Infantry Division on Negros Island in the Pacific. Lt. Andrews was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. J.D. Andrews of Tuscaloosa. For his service Lt. Andrews was awarded…

Albert W Applegate 10-1-44.jpg
Lt. Albert W. Applegate Jr. was killed on August 28, 1944, while serving with the 13th Infantry, 8th Division. Lt. Applegate was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Albert W. Applegate Sr. Lt. Applegate was a graduate of Holt High School and the University of…

Cpl. Davis M. Archer was killed on November 6, 1943, while serving with the 7th Infantry, 3rd Division in Italy. Cpl. Archer was the son of Mrs. Mary Archer of Dayton. A photo of Cpl. Archer's grave can be found at this site:…

William Davis Ashcraft 1-21-45.jpg
Seaman Ashcraft lost his life in December 1944 when his ship USS Spence was sunk during a typhoon off the coast of the Philippines.

Pfc. William N. Atkins was killed on December 12, 1944, while serving with the 134th Infantry, 35th Division. Pfc. Atkins was the son of Mrs. Grecia Atkins of Nauvoo. More information including a photograph can be found here:…

MSgt. William S. Atkins was killed on April 8, 1945, while serving with the 66th Armored Infantry. Sgt. Atkins was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Glover Atkins of Fayette. More information including a photo of the grave can be found here:…

Bart Avery 4-18-45.jpg
Major Bart Avery was killed in Germany on April 6, 1945. A native of Gloversville, New York, Major Avery came to Tuscaloosa to attend the University of Alabama where he played multiple sports including baseball, football, and basketball. Major…

Rudolph Bailey Obit 4-27-43.jpg
Lt. Rudolph Bailey was killed in a bomber crash over Lakeland, Florida, on April 23, 1943. Lt. Bailey was originally from Anniston, Alabama, but had attended the University of Alabama until he enlisted. Lt. Bailey's widow was the former Miss Myrtle…

According to Ancestry.com. Alabama, WWII Military Dead and Wounded, 1944-1946, Pfc. James N. Baker was killed on December 14, 1944, while serving with the 9th Infantry, 2nd Infantry Division. Pfc. Baker was the son of Mrs. Susan Baker of Coal…
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