This page contains the photographs of members of 23rd Armored Infantry Bn who died overseas in World War II.
For the complete list of all 23rd Armored Infantry Bn overseas deaths, click here.
PLEASE contact Wesley Johnston at the address below if you have any information on any 23rd Armored Infantry Bn man who died overseas (see the complete list), such as:
1865 Herndon Avenue, Suite K-187
Clovis, CA 93611-6163
Which bears a sword
It hurls its barbed syllables,—
At once is mute again.
But where it fell
The saved will tell
On patriotic day,
Some epauletted brother
Gave his breath away.
Wherever roams the day,
There is its noiseless onset,
There is its victory!
Behold the keenest marksman!
The most accomplished shot!
Time’s sublimest target
Is a soul “forgot”!
----- Emily Dickinson
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Pvt. Woodrow Darius Andrus (39 472 183) - Company "B"
Died November 10, 1944 of wounds suffered November 7, 1944 in vicinity of Ospel, Holland - Age: 28y 10m 13d
MOS: 745 (Rifleman) - Home Town: Blaine, WA - Buried at Woodbine Cemetery; Puyallup, WA Sec A Blk 6 Lot 8 Gr 1 (See Find A Grave information)
Photo thanks to son Kenneth Andrus
Pfc. Edward Anthony Angelo (32 227 653) - Company "A"
KIA August 16, 1944 Chartres, France - Age: 29y 6m 5d
MOS: 607 (Light Mortar Crewman) - Home Town: officially from Bergen County, NJ but actually Yonkers, NY - Buried at Brittany USMC (St. James, France) B-4-6
Photo thanks to grandson Gary Goldstein
Pfc. Floyd Harvey Cooper (34 904 328) - Company "A"
KIA September 8, 1944 in the vicinity of Ars-sur-Moselle, France (probably in the bridgehead on the bank of the Moselle River east of Dornot) - Age: 33y 5m 18d
MOS: 745 (Rifleman) - Home Town: Pyburn, TN - Buried at Pyburn Union Church; Hardin County, TN
Photo thanks to son-in-law William Weems
1st Lt. Stuart Partridge Edson (O 467 449) - Battalion Headquarters
DOW October 6, 1944 vicinity of Oostrum, Netherlands from wounds suffered October 6, 1944 in vicinity of Overloon, Netherlands - Age: 24y 3m 16d
MOS: 2260 - Home Town: Arlington, MA - Buried at Brookfield Cemetery; Brookfield, VT
Photo thanks to nephew Stuart Edson, thanks also to Patrick Mulders and Niek Hendrix
Pvt. Theodore W. Erdman (36 838 494) - Company A
KIA October 29, 1944 vicinity of Liesel, Netherlands - Age: 37y ??m ??
MOS: ??? - Home Town: Sheboygan, WI - Buried at Margraten, Netherlands USMC K-21-1
Photo from Sheboygan Press, thanks to Niek Hendrix who has Theodore Erdman's helmet
Pfc. Louis Falorio (33 714 426) - Company "B"
KIA Janurary 22, 1945 in vicinity of Born, Belgium - Age: 29y 3m 21d
MOS: 745 (Rifleman) - Home Town: Allegheny County, PA - Buried at Henri-Chapelle, Belgium, U. S. Military Cemetery; Section C, Row 12, Grave 37
Photo thanks to grand nephew LTC (Ret) Vincent Bellisario
Pvt. Lawrence G. Felch (36 972 967) - Company "A"
KIA April 8, 1945 at location at or between Winkhausen, Germany and Arpe, Germany - Age: 23y 6m 25d
MOS: 745 (Rifleman) - Home Town: Holly, MI - Buried at Lakeside Cemetery; Holly, MI
See also Oakland County, MI memorial web page for him
Pvt. Harold Leroy Firestone (35 242 467) - Company "B"
KIA September 8, 1944 at Moselle River at Dornot, France - Age: ??y ?m ??d
MOS: 745 (Rifleman) - Home Town: Columbiana, OH - Buried at Columbiana Village Cemetery; Columbiana, OH
Photo thanks to niece Deborah Firestone-Hines
1st Lt. James Otis Gomer (O-1 300 020) - Headquarters Company, Reconnaissance Platoon Leader
KIA August 14, 1944 at Courville, France - - Age: 22y 11m 1d
MOS: not known (possibly 1204 recon platoon leader) - Home Town: Poplar Bluff, MO - Buried at Brittany USMC (St. James, France) B-16-5
Photo thanks to daughter Mary Gomer
Click here for web page about his death and memorial plaque honoring him.
Pvt. Carl Leonard Greenhaw (38 608 057) - Company A
Died October 30, 1944 at 53rd Field Hospital #1 1/2 mile east of Heeze, Netherlands of wounds suffered October 29, 1944 vicinity of Liesel, Netherlands - Age: 28y 10m 24d
MOS: 745 (Rifleman) - Home Town: Stamford, TX - Buried at Highland Cemetery; Stamford, TX - Section 060 1/2
Photos thanks to his son Hulen Greenhaw
See also Find A Grave site
Pvt. John Martin Haroian (39 421 115) - Company C
KIA January 24, 1945 vicinity of St. Vith, Belgium - Age: 19y 6m 22d
MOS: 745 (Rifleman) - Home Town: Fresno, CA - Buried at Ararat Cemetery; Frenso, CA - Plot 3, Lot 216, Grave 5
Photo from grave stone by 7AD Historian Wesley Johnston
Pvt. Orlan Oven Hatfield (35 072 132) - Company A
KIA September 24, 1944 vicinity of Vittonville, France - Age: 33y 5m 1d
MOS: 745 (Rifleman) - Home Town: Harrisville, WV - Buried at International Order of Odd Fellows Cemetery; Harrisville, WV
Photo from Find A Grave site of Nancy Simmons Roberson
Pvt. Orville N. Hodlin (42 091 929) - Company C
KIA October 19, 1944 vicinity of canal east of Deurne, Netherlands - Age: ??y ??m ??d
MOS: 745 (Rifleman) - Home Town: (Jefferson County), NY - Buried at Henri-Chapelle, Belgium US Military Cemetery D-1-23
Photo thanks to Grandnephew Mark Aubrey, thanks to Joost Evertson who is the voluneer caretaker for Orville Hodlin's grave
Pvt. Clinton W. Jenkins (34 891 979) - Company "B"
KIA August 15, 1944 at Maroué, France - Age: ??y ?m ??d
MOS: 745 (Rifleman) - Home Town: Marion, NC - Buried at Hampton National Cemetery; Hampton, VA F-804
Photo thanks to grand-nephew Maj. Robert Morgan
T/Sgt. George Raymond Kapusta (35 300 176) - HQ Company
KIA October 29, 1944 just north of Heitrak, Netherlands - Age: 29y 9m 2d
MOS: 651 (Platoon Sergeant) - Home Town: Youngstown, OH - Buried at Netherlands US Military Cemetery (Margraten, Netherlands) O-8-4
Photo thanks to nephew George Kapusta
Pfc. James Robert Masengale (35 666 305) - Company B
KIA December 22, 1944 "Body evacuated from vic. Crombach, Belgium, coordinates 814868, sheet 93, 1/50,000. One of three Americans buried in common grave." which is just north of the railroad cut due north of Crombach crossroads but also reported (Charles Brown, B/33, PDF p 47) as 820871 which is "about .6 miles northwest of Neundorf, Belgium in a wooded area" (See web page on Crombach recoveries.) - Age: 28y 3m 24d
MOS: 745 (Rifleman) - Home Town: Lexington, KY - Buried at Lexington Cemetery; Lexington, KY
Photo thanks to nephew Steve Taylor
Pfc. George Edward McClure (38 516 244) - Company C
KIA September 1, 1944 on the south side of Exermont, France - Age: 19y 6m 22d
MOS: 745 (Rifleman) - Home Town: Jonesboro, AR - Buried at Epinal, France US Military Cemetery A-18-44
Photo thanks to nephew David Pelletier
Pvt. Joseph Oliveri (36 706 110) - Company "B"
KIA September 8, 1944 nearing the Moselle River at Dornot, France - Age: ??y ??m ??d
MOS: 745 (Rifleman) - Home Town: Chicago, IL - Buried at Lorraine US Military Cemtery; St. Avold, France G-10-38
Photo thanks to greatniece Pat Nail
2nd Lt. Sherwood James Reilly (0-1316964 - originally 32 243 382 before commission) - Headquarters Company
KIA March 28, 1945 while leading his men thru a village - Wetzlar? Heuchelheim?, Germany - Age: 23y 3m 0d
MOS: 1560 (AIB Officer) - Home Town: New Haven, CT - Buried at Beaverdale Memorial Park Cemetery; New Haven, CT
Photo thanks to son Robert Sherwood Reilly
Sgt. Clarkson A. Russell (31 241 290) - Company "A"
Captured 22 Dec 1944 on high ground SE of St. Vith, Belgium; died 30 Jan 1945 as POW at Stalag VIII-A at Görlitz, Germany - Age: 34y 0m 0d
MOS: 653 (Squad Leader) - Home Town: West Medway, MA - Buried at Ardennes USMC (Neuville-en-Condroz, Belgium) Section D, Row 5, Grave 8
Left photo thanks to granddaughter Lindsey Russell; right photo from his German POW Card
Cpl. Robert J. Schutta (32 214 147) - Headquarters Company
KIA September 11, 1944 in vicinity of Dornot, France - Age: ??y ??m ??d
MOS: 744 (meaning not yet known - possibly Cpl version of 745 = Rifleman) - Home Town: Queens, NY - Buried at Long Island National Cemetery H-7906; Farmingdale, NY
Photo provided to National World War II Registry by sister Helen Mortensen
T/Sgt. George A. Selner (36 042 207) - Company C (2nd Lt. Hank Greene's Platoon)
KIA September 8, 1944 in vicinity of Dornot, France - Age: 30y 0m 3d
MOS: (Platoon Sergeant) - Home Town: Chicago, IL - Buried at Rock Island, IL National Cemetery D-259
Photo provided to National World War II Registry by brother-in-law Gordon I. Gerbick
Sgt. Stephen J. Shevlin (32 188 709) - Company C
KIA August 24, 1944 during the skirmishes between Seine-Port and St. Leur, France - Age: not yet known
MOS: 653 (Squad Leader) - Home Town: New York County, NY - Buried at location not yet known
Left photo thanks to 2nd cousin Kristina Morgan; right photo by French citizen thanks to Pascal Bulois
Click on photos for full image
Pfc. Wilburn T. "Jake" Underwood (34 269 379) - Company B (S/Sgt. Giangrego's squad)
KIA September 10, 1944 in the "Horseshoe Woods" bridgehead on the east bank of the Moselle River across from Dornot, France - Age: ??y ??m ??d
MOS: 504 (Ammunition Bearer) - Home Town: (Jeff Davis County), GA - Originally on wall of the missing at St. Avold, France USMC but recovered 8 July 1988 - final burial location not yet known
Photo thanks to the late Elizabeth Giangrego, daughter of S/Sgt Salvatore "Sam" Giangrego, Underwood's squad leader