In Memoriam
Headquarters and Headquarters Company, Combat Command A (CCA)
(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 5 names are 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.

I have not 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.


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 CCA 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.




    Headquarters and Headquarters Company, Combat Command A (CCA) Overseas Deaths in World War II
    1. Fisk, Tec 5 Jack J. (36054154) - Company unknown
      • Died: December 21, 1944 - vic. Poteau, Belgium
      • Last Duty Location: unknown on unknown date
      • MOS: unknown
      • Home State: IL
      • Buried at: Rosehill Cemetery; Chickasha, OK - Block 37, Lot 38
    2. Hellyer, Tec 4 Henry W. (Service number unknown) - Company S-1?
      • Died: September 7, 1944 - crossing small dirt road NW of Sylvange, France
      • Last Duty Location: crossing small dirt road NW of Sylvange, France on September 7, 1944
      • MOS: Radio Operator
      • Home State: unknown
      • Buried at: Buried in US - WHERE?
    3. Murphy, 1st Lt. Daniel J. (O-1 013 959) - Company S-1?
      • Died: December 21, 1944 - vic. Poteau, Belgium
      • Last Duty Location: vic. Poteau, Belgium on December 21, 1944
      • MOS: unknown
      • Home State: OH
      • Buried at: Buried in US - WHERE?
    4. Whalen, Maj. Matthew B. (022 102) - Company S-3
      • Died: December 24, 1944 - Manhay, Belgium
      • Last Duty Location: Manhay, Belgium on December 24, 1944
      • MOS: unknown
      • Home State: PA
      • Buried at: Buried in US - WHERE?
    5. Woolbright, Sgt. Wilbur F. (14039599) - Company unknown
      • Died: December 21, 1944 - vic. Poteau, Belgium
      • Last Duty Location: unknown on unknown date
      • MOS: unknown
      • Home State: unknown
      • Buried at: Henri-Chapelle, Belgium USMC D-2-44

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