This page contains the photographs of members of 434th Armored Field Artillery Bn who died overseas in World War II.
For the complete list of all 434th Armored Field Artillery 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
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Pvt Donald L. Nazworth (34 576 107) - Battery A
KIA August 27, 1944 about 1 mile east of Vulaines, France - Age: 30y 0m 7d
MOS: 645 (Fire Control Instrument Operator, Field Artillery) - Home Town: Whigham, GA - Buried at Spring Hill United Methodist Church Cemetery; Whigham, GA
Click here for his site at FindAGrave.
Photo thanks to his grand-daughter Melanie Ezell
2nd Lt Ray W. Shively (O-1 182 001) - Battery A, Recon Officer
KIA December 22, 1944 observing "for tank destroyers and dismounted elements then south of the railroad at NEUNDORF", Belgium - Remains recovered from vicinity of Crombach, Belgium 814868 (Charles Brown IDPF PDF p 39) which is just north of the railroad cut due north of Crombach crossroads but also reported (Brown IDPF 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: 30y 2m 14d
MOS: Specific MOS Not Yet Known (Reconnaissance Officer) - Home Town: Hollywood, CA - Buried at Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery; San Diego, CA; H-440
Photo thanks to his first cousin Eugene Garske's widow, Doris, via their son Ross (Click on photo to see full image)