This page contains the photographs of members of 40th Tank Bn who died overseas in World War II.
For the complete list of all 40th Tank Bn overseas deaths, click here.
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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
The American World War II Orphans Network (AWON) is an organization created by and for those who lost their father in World War II. AWON has an annual conference and a newsletter filled with useful information. Click here to go to the AWON web page and find those who share your experience.
Cpl. Frank Aldrich (31 447 982) - Company A
KIA December 22, 1944 at 815-891 [or 815-890], just east of Rodt, Belgium - Age: 26y 10m 19d
MOS: 616 (Tank Gunner) - Home Town: Westerly, RI - Buried at St. Sebastian's Cemetery; Westerly, RI
Photo provided by son Frank Aldrich, via Bob Watz
Pvt. Henry George Lemke (37 324 182) - Headquarters Company, Recon Platoon
KIA August 28, 1944 at Dormans, France - Age: 22y 4m 20d
MOS: 761 (Scout) - Home Town: St. Paul, MN - Buried at Ft. Snelling National Cemetery; St. Paul, MN
Photo provided by Nephew John Lemke
Pvt. Delbert J. Longworth (37 322 917) - Headquarters Company, Recon Platoon
KIA August 22, 1944 at Echarcon, France - Age: 25y 2m 20d
MOS: 761 (Scout) - Home Town: Sleepy Eye, MN - Buried at Catholic Cemetery; Sleepy Eye, MN
Photo provided by Nephew Charles Longworth
Click here for web page about memorial plaque at Echarcon.
Pfc. John Lawrence Mordo (33 179 957) - Headquarters Company, Assault Gun Platoon
Died August 26, 1944 at 34th Evacuation Hospital at Bouville, France from wounds suffered the same day, probably at Bernay-Vilbert, France> - Age: 24y 5m 16d
MOS: 531 (Cannoneer) - Home Town: Mayfield, PA - Buried at Brittany US Military Cemetery; St. James, France; Section 8 Row 4 Grave 121
Photo provided by Nephew Steven Mordo and his sister via Christina Boody (great granddaughter of AG Platoon CO Lt. Franklin Hepworth)
Click here for web page about memorial plaque at Nesles-la-Gilberde, Lumigny-Nesles-Ormeaux, France.