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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…

William Burkhalter and Perry Crowell Missing Notice 8-5-42.jpg
Apprentice Seaman William Balus Burkhalter Jr. was declared lost when his ship sank near Murmansk, Russia. Seaman Burkhalter was the son of William Burkhalter of Pickens County.

Andrew C Smith Obit 5-18-42.jpg
Aviation Cadet Andrew C. Smith was killed on May 15, 1942, when his plane crashed in a training accident near Mason, Texas. Cadet Smith was a graduate of Tuscaloosa County High School and attended the University of Alabama prior to his military…

William J Dier 8-15-43.jpg
Aviation Machinist Mate 2nd Class William Jackson Dier Jr. was presumed lost when his plane went down over the Pacific in the summer of 1943. Mate Dier was a graduate of Tuscaloosa Senior High School and is the son of William Jackson Dier Sr.

Louis Franklin Morris 5-28-45.jpg
Aviation Machinist Mate 3rd Class Louis F. Morris was killed on May 19, 1945, when his plane crashed in the Pacific. Mate Morris was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Morris of Tuscaloosa. For his service Mate Morris was awarded the Distinguished Flying…

According to Ancestry.com. Alabama, WWII Military Dead and Wounded, 1944-1946, Aviation Mate 2nd Class James C. McDowell Jr. was killed on May 1, 1944. Mate McDowell was the son of Mr. and Mrs. James McDowell and the husband of Mildred Irene McDowell…

According to Ancestry.com. Alabama, WWII Military Dead and Wounded, 1944-1946, Aviation Metalsmith Robert W. Fulton was killed on December 7, 1941, when his ship the USS Arizona was sunk during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. Fulton was the…

James Robert Adams 8-12-45.jpg
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…

James Kenneth Daniel 8-20-46.jpg
Aviation Radioman James Kenneth Daniel was killed when his plane crashed over Nishinomi, Japan, while on a bombing run. James was a graduate of Tuscaloosa Senior High School and had attended the University of Alabama. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs.…

Davis McAllister Missing Notice 5-16-45.jpg
Aviation Radioman 2nd Class Davis McAllister was killed on May 6, 1945, when his plane was shot down off the coast of Korea. Radioman McAllister was a graduate of Tuscaloosa High School. McAlllister was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. T.O.…
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