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  • Collection: West Alabamians in World War II

James Austin Abernathy 5-13-45.jpg
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…

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 R M Alston 8-28-44.jpg
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…

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 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.

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…

Edward R Barksdale Missing Notice 3-8-45.jpg
Technician 4th grade Edward R. Barksdale was first declared missing in action in Germany on March 8, 1945. Edward was later declared killed in action. Edward was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward R. Barksdale Sr. of Alberta City.

Charles Barnes 4-3-45.jpg
Private Charles A. Barnes III was killed on Iwo Jima in March, 1945. Private Barnes was married to Vivian Ashbury of Tuscaloosa.

Carl Beard 3-1-45.jpg
Pfc. Carl Beard was killed on Luzon, January 27, 1945. Pfc. Beard was a member of the 77th Infantry Division and was the son of Mary T. Beard of Tuscaloosa.
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