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WORLD WAR II HONOR ROLL


Prepared by the Buffalo News from its own files in 1947.
They include those who lost their lives in battle, illness and other means while in the service of their country.
does not include City of Buffalo NY
* denotes missing
created January 12, 1998
edited October 22, 2008




COUNTY DEAD MISSING
ALLEGANY714
CATTARAUGUS21311
CHAUTAUQUA30625
ERIE63917
GENESEE1418
NIAGARA51233
ORLEANS1127
WYOMING862



ALLEGANY COUNTY



Aiken, Ralph E. - Fireman - Belmont
Andrews, Robert J. - Staff Sgt. - Belmont
Ash, Wm. A. - Duke Center
Barrett, Andrew J. - Pfc. - Alfred
Bessey, Howard - Staff Sgt. - Friendship
Blossom, Robert V. - Pfc. - Friendship
Brenneman, Kenneth - Sgt. - Richburg
Brown, Merwin - Pfc. - Cuba
Brundage, Donald E. - Staff Sgt. - Bolivar
Burgett, Charles R. - Staff Sgt. - Andover
Burt, Charles L. - Pfc. - Cuba
Cartwright, Raymond L. - Pvt. - Andover
Childs, Clayton H. - Cuba - Dec. 21, 1943
Cole, Donald C. - Sgt. - Cuba
Crance, Alfred - Pvt. - Wellsville
Crosby, Wm. H. - Pvt. - Andover
Dorney, Edw. L. - Sgt. - Wellsville
Duke, Edw. H. Jr. * - Lt. - Wellsville
Eastman, Alton G.H. * - Torpedoman - Cuba
Fawcett, Arthur C. - Tech. Sgt. - Canaseraga
Fox, Wister A. - 2ndLt. - Swain
Frank, Lowell A. - 2ndLt - Cuba
Fuller, Harry H. - Air Cadet - Scio
Fuller, Richard C. - Lt. - Cuba
Gayford, Gerald B. - Staff Sgt. - Fillmore
George, Leroy - Staff Sgt. - Wellsville
Gilluly, Edwin W. - Flt. Officer - Belmont
Goodspeed, Raymond M. - Pfc. - Wellsville
Graves, Victor H. - Lt. - Wellsville
Greek, George H. - Pvt. - Belfast
Hambridge, Leslie W. - Lt. - Wellsville
Hardy, Donald E. * - Lt. - Andover
Harvey, Edw. M. - 1st Lt. - Canaseraga
Hatch, Paul S. - Pfc. - Fillmore
Hawley, Jack H. * - Ensign - Belfast
Howard, Richard D. - Staff Sgt. - Cuba
Jacobs, Donald L. - Sgt. - Wellsville
Jordan, Mitchell - Elect. Mate - Bolivar
Karn, Kendal O. - USN - Cuba
Knecht, Judson L. - MMM - Cuba
Kruger, Walter D. - Staff Sgt. - Friendship
Kuhn, Harold E. - Staff Sgt. - Friendship
Kuhn, Wm. E. - MM - Wellsville
Lafferty, Harold O. - Corp. - Bolivar
Landrich, Wm. V. - Sgt. - Cuba
Lapp, Frederick J. - Pfc. - Friendship
Learn, James H. - Tech. Sgt. - Cuba
Lenhart, Charles R. - Tech. Sgt. - Andover
Lester, Ralph G. - Lt. - Richburg
Lockwood, David - Sgt. - Cuba
Lorow, Arthur - Cuba, NY
Marsh, Francis E. - Pvt. - Wellsville
Matson, Joseph A. - 2nd Lt. - Bolivar
McKelvey, R.S. - Pvt. - Cuba
McMahon, John M. - Lt. - Belfast
Monroe, Earl S. - 2ndLt - Bolivar
Ninos, John S. - Radioman - Bolivar
Noble, Lester E. - Pvt. - Fillmore
Nolan, James H. Jr. - Sgt. - Cuba
O'Donnell, Raymond T. - Corp. - Bolivar
Orcutt, Clifford S. - Pfc. - Cuba
Ours, Wm. T. - Sgt. - Cuba
Raptis, Charles G. - USN - Wellsville
Roos, Charles G. - Pfc. - Wellsville
Rossrucker, John F. - Corp. - Angelica
Rumsey, Walter H. Jr. - Lt - Friendship
Ryan, Dean A. - Pvt. - Wellsville
Saunders, Gerald - Pfc.
Sayles, Frederick R. - Pvt. - Wellsville
Slawson, Charles G. - Pvt. - Belmont
Smalley, Ralph E. - Lt. - Friendship
Steenrod, Lyle - Pvt. - Belmont
Vedder, Grant - Torpedoman - Fillmore
Wallace, Alvin O. - Lt. - Bolivar
Warner, Robert H. - Corp. - Angelica
Weller, Maurice E. - Chief Carpenters Mate - Wellsville
Wood, Herbert F. - Pfc. - Wellsville


CATTARAUGUS COUNTY


Adams, Manley D. Jr. - Pfc. - Little Valley
Ahigran, Vernon A. - Tech. Sgt. - Salamanca
Allen, Robert W. - Lt. - Gowanda
Allison, Merville R. - Corp. - Olean
Allison, Richard H. - 1st Lt. - Franklinville
Allram, Louis C. - Staff Sgt. - Olean
Attoloni, Wm. S. - Seaman - Olean
Atwater, Earl Y. - Pfc. - Franklinville
Austin, Richard J. - Pvt. - Salamanca
Ayers, Francis H. - Staff Sgt. - Olean
B

Baaklini, Alfred - Pfc. - Olean
Baker, John C. - Lt. USMC - Franklinville
Baldwin, Allan G. - Pfc. - Olean
Bandzera, Joseph - Sgt. - Olean
Barnes, Andrew F. * - Tech Sgt. - Olean
Bean, Wm. W. - Pvt. - Shongo
Becker, Donald C. - Pfc. - Olean
Becker, Henry M. - Corp. - Olean
Beneski, Jos. Jr. * - Sgt. - Gowanda
Bensch, Wm. W. - Tech. Sgt. - Perrysburg
Benson, John R. - Pfc. - E. Randolph
Best, Henry B. - Pvt. - Olean
Bickell, Harry - Pfc. - Limestone
Black, Frank D. - Pfc. - Kill Buck
Bobery, Carl A. - 1st Lt. - Olean
Boehmer, Albert R. - Pfc. - Machias
Boyd, Huhe P. - Sgt. - Olean
Brockle, Alfred O. - Sgt. - Olean
Burke, Robert F. - Corp. - Weston Mills
Burkett, Harry G. - Capt. - Olean
Burroughs, Forrest T. * - Little Valley
Burton, Wm. - Corp. - Ellicottville
Butinski, Leo - Pfc. - Olean
C

Carpenter, Warren P. - Lt. - Salamanca
Carter, Lawrence B. - Lt. - Olean
Chamberlain, Geo. H. - Staff Sgt. - Salamanca
Chambers, Keith M. - 2nd Lt. - Olean
Chambers, Lee D. - Sgt. - Hinsdale
Chapus, Geo. E. - Corp. Tech. - Olean
Cole, Arthur T. - Pvt. - Olean
Conley, Edw. J. - Aviation Cadet - Olean
Conlon, Edw. T. - Seaman - Salamanca
Cronin, Wm. T. - 2nd Lt. - Olean
D

Dake, Kenneth - Corp. - Franklinville
Danner, Robert M. - 2nd Lt. - Cattaraugus
Dineen, Douglas D. - Sgt. - Ellicottville
Dittrich, Richard E. - Sgt. - Olean
Donahue, Fred J. - Aviation Cadet - Salamanca
Dorator, Frank E - Gowanda
Dougherty, Wm. J. - Staff Sgt. - Salamanca
Doxtator, Frank E.* - MM - Cattaraugus Reservation
Drew, Claude A. Jr. - Seaman - Machias
Drinkwater, Karl L. - Yorkshire
Dudley, James R. - Pvt. - Olean
Dyke, Wm. A. - Pvt. - Olean
E

Ebert, Irving - Pfc. - Ellicottville
F

Farnham, Gerald - Sgt. - Little Valley
Fatty, Kenneth - Pvt. - Red House
Felt. Jos. J. - Corp. - Allegany
Forness, Clement R. - Pfc. - Olean
Foster, Edw. J. - Pvt. - Gowanda
Frable, Paul J. - Pfc. - Olean
Freeman, Geo. L. - Pfc. - Salamanca
Fusiara, John F. - Pvt. - Olean
G

Gabel, Raymond A. * - Pfc. - Dayton
Gada,Chester - Sgt. - Olean
Gerwitz,Cyril J. - Pfc. - Machias
Goodemote,Regis L. - Ensign - Olean
Graham, Roderick M. - Corp. - Olean
Green, Walter - 2nd Lt. - Olean
H

Haley, Donald J. - Pvt. - Salamanca
Heath, Gerald - Pfc. - Allegany
Herron, Jack G. - Lt. - Olean
Hickey, Gerald F. - MM - Cattaraugus
Hoffman, Robert C. - Pfc. - Olean
Hughes, Clark J. - Pfc. - Olean
Hunt, Robet E. - Fireman - Olean
Hurlbert, Don M. - 1st Lt. - Olean
Husted, Bernard J. - Pfc. - Olean
Huston, Ralph C. - Seaman - Olean
I

Ingerson, Ralph C. - Pfc. - Randolph
Ingerson, Wm. W. - Tech. - Randolph
J

Joseph, Emil - Lt. - Olean
K

Kamery, Edw. S. - USN - Olean
Karst, Herbert L - Lt. - Olean
Kevort, Lewis - Pfc. - Ischua
Kilburn, Stanton J. - Staff Sgt. - East Randolph
King, Wm. C. - Pfc. - Olean
Kinney, Virgil C. - Tech. - Portville
Klist, John J. - Aviation Ord. - Portville
Kordon, Wm. I. - Pvt. - Gowanda
Kottwitz, Earl A. - Pfc. - Olean
Krainz, Michael E. * - Ensign - Gowanda
Kwiatkowski, Bernard T. - Tech. Sgt. - Olean
L

Lang, Herman J. - Sgt. - Allegany
Lavery, Richard J. - Sgt. - Cattaraugus
Layton, Donald E. - Capt. - Olean
LeBar, Royal M. - Corp. - Olean
Lee, Robert E. - Staff Sgt. - Salamanca
LeRoy, Hartley S. - USMC - Olean
Lowrey, Daniel W. - Flying Cadet - Ellicottville
Lucas, Benjamin W. - Pvt. - Franklinville
Lucyczyn, Andrew W. - Fireman - Olean
Luebke, Charles C. - Boatswain's Mate - Olean
Lynch, robert E. - Pvt. - Olean
M

Mallory, Geo. W. Jr. - Pvt. - Olean
Marvin, Clifton N. - Seaman - Olean
Matherson, Charles R. - Sgt. - Cattaraugus
McClory, Robert F. * - Mate - Yorkshire
McNamara, Daniel G. * - Tech. Sgt. - Great Valley
Metler, Chas. E. - Petty Officer - Olean
Mikolajczyk, Stephen P. - Pfc. - Olean
Milks, Robert J. - Pvt. - Cattaraugus
Milks, Stanley E. - Pvt. - Cattaraugus
Monti, John E. - Staff Sgt. - Olean
Montie, Harold P. - Pvt. - Olean
Moore, Thomas D. - Lt. - Olean
Moritz, Robert J. - Sgt. - West Valley
Morris, Howard R. - Sgt. - Franklinville
Morrison, Lewis O. - Pvt. - Steamburg
Murphy, Robert C. - Pfc. - Olean
Murrin, Adrian P. - Lt. - Olean
Myrick, Carl J. - Corp. Tech. - Franklinville
N

Nettleton, Joseph P. - Sgt. - Salamanca
Nicholas, Edgar A. - Pvt. - Salmanca
Nolder, Robert - Corp. Tech. - Olean
Norton, Roy J. - Corp. - Hinsdale
O

O'Conner, Joseph M. - Pfc. - Ellicottville
O'Dell, Clare W. - 1st. Lt. - Olean
Olmstead, Donald E. - Fireman - Olean
Oppenhein, Raymond B. - Sgt. - Olean
Osgood, Robert E. - Aviation Cadet - Olean
P

Packainy, Andrew - MMM - Olean
Peabody, Hume Jr. - Capt. - Olean
Peaslee, Homer K. - Steamburg
Pelton, Wm. B. - Lt. - Olean
Peterson, Robert - Lt. - Salamanca
Pickup, Lewis H. - Capt. - Cattaraugus
Piechota, Peter P. - Pfc. - Olean
Porpiglia, Matthew L. - Pfc. - Gowanda
Pratt, Glenn Jr. - Lt. - Machias
Przybsz, Richard - MMM - Delevan
Q

Quinn, Robert J. - Staff Sgt. - Ellicottville
R

Rakus, leonard R. - Pvt. - Salamanca
Ranio, Albert G. - Seaman - Olean
Ranio, Alfred A. - Sgt. - Olean
Raschella, Patrick F. - App. Seaman - Salamanca
Rehler, Robert W. - Sgt. - Olean
Reilly, John J. Jr. - Pfc. - Olean
Revetti, Michael J. - Pfc. - Salamanca
Rhodes, Chester H. - Pfc. - Olean
Rice, Howard C. * - Pvt. - Salamanca
Ries, Fritz - Pfc. - Perrysburg
Riordan, Wm. R. - Pfc. - Allegany
Rogosienski, John J. - Sgt. - Olean
Rowley, John T. - Tech. Sgt. - Olean
Rudolph, Harold H. - Pvt. - Franklinville
Ruehl, Virgil L. - Pfc. - Franklinville
Russell, robert E. - Ph. Mate - Olean
Ryan, Vincent C. - Sgt. - Allegany
S

Sayeski, Frank - Pfc. - Salamanca
Schmiesing, Clifford A. - Major - Salamanca
Schnettler, Bernard E. - Corp. - Olean
Scott, Oscar J. - Pvt. - Cattaraugus
Seitler, Kenneth J. - Lt. - Olean
Selan, Leo P. - Gunners Mate - Olean
Seymour, Kenneth H. * - Sgt. - Mayville
Shadboldt, Harold - Sgt. - Machias
Shewiary, Geo. P. - Tech. - Olean
Shread, John R. - Pfc. - Olean
Sipe, Carlton P. - 1st Lt. - Olean
Skala, Leonard C. - Corp. - Olean
Skiba, Constant J. - Staff Sgt. - Salamanca
Smith, Arthur C. - Tech. - West Valley
Smith, Harold M. - Pfc. - Salamanca
Smith, Henry D. - 2nd Lt. - Ellicottville
Smith, Victor - Seaman - Olean
Snodgrass, Paul W. - Pfc. - Olean
Snyder, Leland I. - Sgt. - Olean
Snyder, Wm. A. - Pvt. - Olean
Sokolowski, Chester E. - Tech. Sgt. - Olean
Sorochin, Andrew J. - Pfc. - Olean
Sowinski, Joseph - Pvt. - Olean
Sowinski, Wm. F. - Sgt. - Olean
Spears, Howard - Engineer MM - Olean
Stephan, John F. - Pfc. - Allegany
Stevenson, Joe - Staff Sgt. - Little Valley
Stillinger, Phillip - Pvt. - Olean
Stoddard, Kenneth G. - Pfc. - Leon
Suda, Chester F. - Sgt. - Olean
Sutton, Donald F. - Radioman - Olean
Swain, Wm. M. - Seaman - Olean
Szucs, John B. - Sgt. - Machias
T

Thierman, George - Staff Sgt. - Olean
Thomas, Laurce H. - Lt. - Franklinville
Thornton, Geo. B. - Tech. Sgt. - Portville
Thurston, Frank - Pfc. - Olean
Tully, Clarence Jr. - Pfc. - Olean
Tyler, Everett F. - 2nd Lt. - Olean
V

Vales, Jerome - Tech. - Olean
VanDixon, Gerald F. - Corp. - Olean
Vaughan, James C. - Tech. Sgt. - Olean
Vesneske, Charles J. - Seaman - Salamanca
Volkmar, James L. - Pfc. - Olean
W

Waite, Alan J. - Pfc. - West Valley
Waterman, Francis E. - Pfc. - Versailles
Watson, Joe L. - Pfc. - Olean
Wattenhofer, Herman J. - Tech. Sgt. - Perrysburg
Weaver, Gorden L. - 2nd Lt. - Olean
Weber, Richard V. - Staff Sgt. - Olean
Weed, Charles M. - Pvt. - Olean
Whaley, Vincent E. - Radio Operator - Salamanca
White. Arnold - Radioman - Gowanda
White, Harley E. - Sgt. - Olean
Wilday, Oliver P. - Pvt. - Freedom
Williams, Robert C. - Staff Sgt. - Olean
Willover, Norman B. - Pvt. - Olean
Z

Zalewski, Daniel P. - Pfc. - Salamanca
Zefers, Lawrence C. - Corp. - West Valley
Zimmerman, Karl * - Radioman - West Valley
Zimmerman, Milton W. - Pfc. - Salamanca








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