In Memoriam
440th Armored Field Artillery Battalion
(7th Armored Division)
Deaths in Europe
Alphabetical List
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Spare a minute
to think
of the young who didn't grow up,
and how young they looked when they died,
and how no one will ever remember them looking tired and middle-aged
or even be bored by tiresome recitals of the time of their youth.

- - - - Russell Baker "How to Observe Dec. 7" (NY Times, Dec. 1965)


These names are mostly from the June 30, 1947 list compiled by the Adjutant General. It is not known if other deaths have been identified since then, nor if the names on the Adjutant General's list are spelled correctly (other unit lists have been found to have had omissions and mis-spellings). See the white box just below for how you can let me know about any errors you find.

Abbreviations:
- MOS = Military Occupational Specialty
- USMC = United States Military Cemetery
- WOM = Wall of the Missing (called "Tablets of the Missing" at some USMCs)

I have checked all these names against the American Battle Monuments Commission's World War II Honor Roll. If you want to check a name on the Honor Roll, click here.


French Monument to 440th AFAB Men
Click here to go to the French Monuments section of the 7th Armored Division web page to see the monmument at Ballancourt, France to John Delaney and Michael Durdan who were killed there on August 23, 1944.
Temporary Monument to 440th AFAB Man
Click here to go to the Temporary Monuments section of the 7th Armored Division web page to see the baseball field at Ballancourt, France that was named for John Delaney, who was killed there on August 23, 1944.

Please Help to Tell These Men's Stories and Preserve Their Memory!

PLEASE contact Wesley Johnston at the address below if you have any information on any 440th Armored Field Artillery Battalion man who died overseas, such as:

  • information on any of these men's deaths
  • information on what platoon and squad they were in
  • know of any men who died but are not on the list
  • Wesley Johnston
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    So they will not be “Forgot”
    There is a word
    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 runs the breathless sun,
    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


    A Note for the Children of these Men

    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.




    440th Armored Field Artillery Battalion Overseas Deaths in World War II
    1. Amrhine, Pvt. Floyd (n.m.i.) (35564416) - Battery: C
      • Died: December 23, 1944 - ?enroute from Salmchateua to the bridge at Vielsalm?, Belgium
      • Last Duty Location: ?enroute from Salmchateua to the bridge at Vielsalm?, Belgium on December 23, 1944
      • MOS: unknown
      • Home State: IN
      • Buried at: Henri-Chapelle, Belgium USMC F-12-50
    2. Anniballi, Pfc. Antonio J. (31132476) - Battery: Sv
      • Died: August 22, 1944 - Soisy Sur Ecoles, France
      • Last Duty Location: Soisy Sur Ecoles, France on August 22, 1944
      • MOS: unknown
      • Home State: MA
      • Buried at: Brittany USMC (St. James, France) B-12-3
    3. Cohen, Pfc. Sam (n.m.i.) (32206607) - Battery: B
      • Died: October 27, 1944 - ??????, Holland
      • Last Duty Location: ??????, Holland on October 27, 1944
      • MOS: unknown
      • Home State: NY
      • Buried at: Netherlands USMC (Margraten, Holland) P-12-4
    4. Delaney, Pvt. John Francis (36313484) - Battery: B
      • Died: August 23, 1944 - just west of Farcy, France (which is just north of Dammarie-Les-Lys, just SW of Melun)
      • Last Duty Location: just west of Farcy, France (which is just north of Dammarie-Les-Lys, just SW of Melun) on August 23, 1944
      • MOS: 521 (Basic)
      • Home State: IL
      • Buried at: Brittany USMC (St. James, France) B-9-9
    5. Durdan, Pfc. Michael (13081464) - Battery: B
      • Died: August 23, 1944 - just west of Farcy, France (which is just north of Dammarie-Les-Lys, just SW of Melun)
      • Last Duty Location: just west of Farcy, France (which is just north of Dammarie-Les-Lys, just SW of Melun) on August 23, 1944
      • MOS: 504 (Ammunition Bearer)
      • Home State: PA
      • Buried at: Buried in US - WHERE?
    6. Guadagno, Pvt. Joseph (n.m.i.) (32696139) - Battery: C
      • Died: December 23, 1944 - ?enroute from Salmchateua to the bridge at Vielsalm?, Belgium
      • Last Duty Location: ?enroute from Salmchateua to the bridge at Vielsalm?, Belgium on December 23, 1944
      • MOS: unknown
      • Home State: NY
      • Buried at: Henri-Chapelle, Belgium USMC H-15-12
    7. Hartzog, Pvt. Curtis Ellis (34871943) - Battery: B
      • Died: October 29, 1944 - Behelp, Holland
      • Last Duty Location: Behelp, Holland on October 29, 1944
      • MOS: unknown
      • Home State: MS
      • Buried at: Silver Creek Methodist Cemetery; Silver Creek, MS

        Click here for grave photo.
    8. Henry, Sgt. Walter G. (34230967) - Battery: C
    9. Kaufman, Pfc. Lawrence B. (36109189) - Battery: HQ Btry?
      • Died: October 4, 1944 - British 81st General Hospital at Diest, Belgium (evacuated thru US 24th Evacuation Hospital at Bourg-Leopold, Belgium)
      • Last Duty Location: Oploo, Holland on October 3, 1944
      • MOS: unknown
      • Home State: MI
      • Buried at: Mt. Olivet Cemetery; Detroit, MI
    10. King, Pfc. Oscar (36053943) - Battery: A
      • Died: August 29, 1944 - near Orainville, France
      • Last Duty Location: near Orainville, France on August 29, 1944
      • MOS: unknown
      • Home State: IL
      • Buried at: IOOF Cemetery; Xenia, IL
    11. Klippel, S/Sgt. John (33155150) - Battery: unknown
      • Died: June 2, 1945 - location unknown
      • Last Duty Location: ?Germany? on unknown date
      • MOS: unknown
      • Home State: PA
      • Buried at: Netherlands USMC (Margraten, Holland) M-19-16
    12. Lynch, Pvt. Robert James (36263735) - Battery: Sv
      • Died: date unknown - ?41st Evacuation Hospital (in Holland or Belgium)?
      • Last Duty Location: airstrip of the 440th AFAB near Behelp, Holland (2 mi east of Asten) on October 28, 1944
      • MOS: (Radio Operator)
      • Home State: WI
      • Buried at: Buried in US - WHERE?
    13. Malone, Pfc. Fred (34576070) - Battery: C
      • Died: September 16, 1944 - south of Arry, France
      • Last Duty Location: south of Arry, France on September 16, 1944
      • MOS: unknown
      • Home State: GA
      • Buried at: Buried in US - WHERE?
    14. Rescigno, Tec 5 Louis F. (3225308) - Battery: A
      • Died: 44-Sep-?19? - Sillegny, France
      • Last Duty Location: Sillegny, France on 44-Sep-?19?
      • MOS: unknown
      • Home State: NY
      • Buried at: Buried in US - WHERE?
    15. Richards, Pvt. Louis L. (36313695) - Battery: A
    16. Roth, Pfc. Wesley F. (37277908) - Battery: unknown
      • Died: April 8, 1945 - ?????, Germany?
      • Last Duty Location: ?????, Germany? on unknown date
      • MOS: unknown
      • Home State: MN
      • Buried at: Netherlands USMC (Margraten, Holland) H-18-7
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    17. Still, Pvt. James W. (34706786) - Battery: C
      • Died: December 23, 1944 - ?enroute from Salmchateau to the bridge at Vielsalm?, Belgium
      • Last Duty Location: ?enroute from Salmchateau to the bridge at Vielsalm?, Belgium on December 23, 1944
      • MOS: unknown
      • Home State: AL
      • Buried at: Still Chapel Cemetery; Brewton, Alabama

        Click here for grave photo.
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    18. Trautwein, Sgt. John R. (12060457) - Battery: C
      • Died: November 25, 1944 - Aalbeek, Holland
      • Last Duty Location: Aalbeek, Holland on November 25, 1944
      • MOS: unknown
      • Home State: NY
      • Buried at: Netherlands USMC (Margraten, Holland) N-17-6
    19. Vasquez, S/Sgt. Epifanio (38069652) - Battery: HQ
      • Died: October 28, 1944 - airstrip in vicitinity of Behelp, Holland
      • Last Duty Location: airstrip in vicitinity of Behelp, Holland on October 28, 1944
      • MOS: unknown
      • Home State: TX
      • Buried at: Buried in US - WHERE?

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