World War Two

1939-1945

The Allies opposed the Axis, involving more than 100 million people from more than thirty countries. Invasions were happening all over the globe. Germany formed the Axis Alliance conquering much of Europe, beginning with the invasion of Poland- Sept. 1, 1939. Italy joined. The United Kingdom and members of the British Commonwealth were the major forces against the Axis Alliance.

In June 1941, the Axis Force advanced their conquest over Soviet Union. Joining the Axis, Japan made an attack on Pearl Harbor that started the WWII war in December 1941.  The Axis was stopped in 1942, losing at Midway, near Hawaii; Germany was defeated in North Africa and at Stalingrad in Russia. In 1943, there was a series of defeats on the Eastern Front. 1944, the Western Allies invaded France. The following year, the Allies defeated the Japanese Navy and captured the Key Pacific Islands.

The war ended with an invasion in Germany. Still dealing with Japan, the Potsdam Declaration was drawn, asking for unconditional surrender; underlining terms, if denied. President Truman, Winston Churchill and Chiang Kai-shek agreed on terms, stating: “If they didn’t surrender, they would face prompt and utter destruction.” Opposition prompted the dropping of atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in August. Following an attack from the Soviet Union, Japan surrendered August 15, 1945.  Massive deaths of civilians were caused by the Holocaust, bombing of the cities and use of nuclear weapons.

The United Nations was established to bring countries together and prevent future conflicts. The Soviet Union and United States emerged as rival superpowers, setting the stage for the Cold War which lasted the following forty-six years.

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During World War 2, the Legion sent the Brooklyn Teller (newspaper) to the servicemen. In return, they would write letters to the paper about their surroundings, adventures (not always good) in different locations. Their assignments varied: Chuck Staley, Archie ‘Beans’ DeRemer, Kenneth Ellis, Durward Bund, Robert Kivin-pilots; Dalton ‘Jiggs’ Newton- airplane mechanic; Miles Smith- repairing automobiles; Lynn William- sang with the Cookie (camp cook); Roy Williams- artillery; Ed Smith, Eldon Ellis- radio operators; Lloyd Hitchcock- ground soldiers

Many lives were ended and many returned home to start a new life, memories stayed.

Served in World War II

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Robert S Allen– Army
Donald H. Allen – Army
Melvin Amidon
Donald Ames
William F. Ames– Navy
Earl Amidon– Army/Air Force
Arthur M. Anderson– Army
Bryant Anderson– Army
Donald R. Alme– Army
Beth Armstrong– Navy
Fredrick J. Armstrong– Air Force
Herbert M. Armstrong– Air Force
Michael D. Armstrong– Navy
Miles Armstrong– Army
Louis E. Arndt Jr. – Army
Gilbert ‘Goldie’ Baebler– Air Force
Harry Baldwin – Army
Fred Baldwin – Army
Boyd Baldwin– Army/Air Force
Hurst Barnett
Harry Bavery– Army
Archie F. Bennett– Army
Harvey BeltzArmy
Melvin BeltzArmy
Jesse E. Benway– Army
Melvin Berger– Army
Ralph Bergeland– Army
Wilmer Berryman -Army
Harvey j. Bjerke – Army
Donald A. Beyer– Army
Arvin Best– Army
Norman Billings– Navy
Jerome Bollig – Army
Roger Lee Borst-Army Reserves
William Borst Jr. – Army
Bernard R. Brickner– Navy
Roy Brown– Army
Durward F. Bund– Air Corps
Edward D. Bunzinger – Army
Raymond Bund– Army
Hillis P. Buxton– Army
Cletus L. Byrnes– Army
Lucian Byrnes– Army
Ann Cadet– Air Force
William Calhoun – Army
R.I. Callahan – Army
Cornelius Campion
Bert Carr Jr. – Army
Raymond Chamberlain Army
Connie Champion Navy
Kensal R. Chandler– Navy
Kenneth Pierre Chapin– Navy
Robert Chatsy– Marines
C. J. Christensen– Air Force
Melvin Christensen– Army
Erasmus Christensen– Army
Robert Christensen– Navy
Edward M. Crotty– Army
Arthur Cunzenheim– Army
Palmer Curless– Army
Theodore Curless Jr. – Army
Edwin L. Dallman– Army
Warren Crocker– Army
Ray Chandler – Army
Bernard Christiansen – Army
Robert E. Christianson
Cornelius Collins – Army
Charles Craven – Army
Richard Craven – Navy
Robert Craven – Army
Warren Crocker Army
Edward Dallman Army
John H. Davis– Navy
William Deegan Jr.– Army
Rolland E. Devlin– Navy
Archie C. DeRemer– Army/Air Force
Claude DeRemer– Army/Air Force
Chester Denton Army
Marvin D. Devlin– Navy
Rolland E. Devlin– Navy
James DeWalt– Army
Jesse Dietz Jr.– Army
Oscar Dietz Army
Oscar Dietzsch– Army
Kenneth Disch– Marines

Harry Devoll – Army
Roy Devoll – Army
James L Devalt – Army
August B. Derschwiller – Army
Maroy Deitsch – Army
John M. Doyle – Army
Leo Doyle – Army
Eugene W. Eaton – Navy
Arthur Ellis– Army/Air Corps
Kenneth Ellis– Army/Air Corps
Eldon Ellis– Army/Air Force
Robert A. Ellis– Army/Air Force
LaVerne Elmer– Army
Robert J. Elmer– Army
George L. Elmergreen– Army
William C. Endicott– Navy
Archie V. Erickson– Navy
Philip Erickson– Army
Truman G. Erickson– Army
Harmon Ellis – Army
Harold Ellis – Army
Leroy Ellis – Army
Laverne H. Elmer – Army
John V. Elmer – Army
Donald Erdman – Army
Ellis Fink– Army
Earl Farnsworth– Navy
Wesley Farnsworth– Navy
Donald A. Ferris– Army
William Flood– Ai Corps
Edward Frankhauser– Army
William L. Frederick– Army
Henry F. Frisch– Army
Gerald Frei– Army/Air Force
John D. Farnsworth – Army
Marlin Fawcett– Army
Clifford Ferrell – Army
Myrland Ferrell – Army
Walter Fiecher – Army
Roy L. Firebaugh – Army
Frank Flood – Army
Tomlin Flood – Navy
Ernest Formissiere – Army
William L. Frederick -Army
Charles Freidig – Army
Henry F. Frisch – Army
Donald Gargner– Air Force
August B. Gerschwiler– Army
Charles E. Godding– Army
Ivan Grinnell– Army
Sheldon L. Grimstad– Navy
Melvin R. Grinnell– Army
Carl Gillett – Army
Kenneth Goltz – Army
Ralph Graves – Army
Roger Gray – Navy
Donald R. Griffith – Army
Ira T. Hall– Army
Charles Hallmark Army
Arnold Hanson– Army
Ellsworth Hansen– Army
Vernon F. Hansen– Navy
Osborn D. Hare– Navy
Urho J. Hauta
Fredrick L. Heller – Navy
Alfred Hendrickson– Army
Kenneth Hess– Navy
Elmer R. Hillmer– Army
Lloyd Hitchcock– Army
Edward J. Holton
Freeman Homme– Army
Raymond L. Humberg– Army
L.K. Hansen – Army
Lester Hoilory – Army
Lester Holberg – Army
John V. Hogan – Air Force
Gordon Jacobson– Army
Jacob A. Jefferson– Navy
Curtis Johnson– Navy
Robert M. Johnson– Navy
Quentin B. Johnson– Navy
Robert M. Johnson– Navy
Neil Joppa – Army
Harold Judd – Army
Caroline L. Kamm – Army/Nurse
Gothfried H. Kammer– Army

Earl King– Army
Lonnie King Marines
Jerome Kivlin– Navy
Norris J. Kivlin– Army
Robert V. Kivlin– Marines
Robert Kivlin Jr. – Navy
Eugene Kleuver– Army
Harlow R. Kleuver– Army
Leon Knable Army
Robert H. Knight Army
Merle A. Kopke– Navy
Harold R. Krueger– Army/Air Force
Morris E. Lamb– Army
Virgil G. Lamb– Marines
Charles Larsen– Army
Einer ‘Ike’ Larsen– Army/Air Corps
Leo W. Long – Army
Arthur Leake – Army
Elam Leary – Army
Edward J. Leemar– Army
William Legler Jr. – Army
S.H. Lewis– Army
Ole Lien– Marines
Clayton Likeness– Army
Joseph C. Lochner
George M. Loomis Sr.– Army/Air Force
Obert Lee Army
Leonard A. Loftus– Army
Lutz Veaon
Lavern A. Martin– Army
Rex Mason– Marines
Joseph Meboe– Army
Milo F. Merrit– Army
Leo. C. McCormick– Army
Frances McCormick– Army
Francis D. McGuire– Navy
Helen Knoff– Army
Clarence McHenry– Army
Gregory McHenry– Marines
Marland M. Moore– Army
Marion Mueller– Army/Air Force
Robert E. Mueller– Army/Air Force
Eugene Meyer – Navy
Donald Miller – ASNAVS
Donald Noyce Sr. – Army
Russell Neath– Army
Donald Nelson– Army
Wayne Nelson– Navy
Donald F. Nesbit– Army
Leonard Nesbit– Army
Raymond Nesbit– Army
Edward Nevel– Army
Virgil Normington Sr. – Army
Gary Nye
Harry Nye
Terry Nye
Robert O’Brien– Air Corps
Lee Obert– Army
Carroll Oscar– Navy
Clifford W. Oscar– Army
Lloyd Oscar– Army
Erwin L. Olson – Army
Raymond A. Olson – Army
Robert J. Olson – Marines
Arthur Oscar – Army
Herman Oscar – Army
Emil Otteson – Army
John Paynter – Army
William Paynter – Army
Kenneth Peterson – Army
Horace Phillips – Army
Donald Pierson – Army-POW
Leon Patterson– Army
James Patterson– Army
William N. Patterson– Army
Earle R. Parmeniter– Navy
Robert Paynter– Air Force
Thomas g. Purcell– Marines
Howard Rasmussen– Navy
James Rasmussen– Army
Walter Rasmussen– Navy
Maurice Reese– Navy
Frank P. Rhinehart– Army
Maurice H. Ringhand-Army
John C. Rhyner– Army
Harry Rassmussen – Army
Herman Rassmussen – Army
Melvin Ringhand – Army
LeRoy Root – Army

Warner Rhyner– Army
Glenn A. Richards– Army
Glenn Richards -Army
Gilmore Rorge– Army
Robert Ross– Navy
George W. Sawtelle– Navy/Air Force
DeLyle Schulz– Army
Raymond A. Schultz Army
Wesley V. Schulz– Army
Richard Scoville– Navy
Robert Severson– Army
Harry C. Sikorowski– Navy
Ann McKay– Army
James Hayden Siler– Army
Clifton E. Smith– Army
Edward Smith– Army/Air Corps
Harvey P. Smith – Army/Air Force
Miles M. Smith– Army
Ned F. Smith– Army/Air Corps
Rodney Smith– Army/Air Corps
Roy Smith– Navy
Robert C. Smith Army
Victor Smith– Navy
Victor R. Sodeholm– Army
John W. Spanton– Navy
Kenneth Lyle Spanton– Navy
Russell M. Spilde– Navy
Anthony J. Stake– Army
Charles Staley– Army/Air Force
Walter Stampfli– Army
Robert W. Stillman– Army
Roger G. Stryhn– Army
Leona F. Swann
Theodore Shuld – Navy
Ronald E. Scoville – Navy
James Siler – Army
Leslie Smith – Army
Howard Stassman – Army
Theodore Sturm – Army
Wendell Switalski – Navy
Upton Taylor – Army
James Thickpenny – POW
Jerome Triggs – Navy
Warren E. Thomas– Marines
Albert C. Thompson– Army
Dale Thompson– Army
Howard R. Thompson– Navy
Leonard C. Thompson– Army
Roger Thompson Army
Robert E. Thornton– Army
Arley Tiffany– Army
Gordon Tilley– Navy
Leonard Tronnes– Navy
Mearl E. Waldsmith– Navy
Bryant Wackman– Navy
Kenneth Wackman– Navy
Arleigh J. Waller– Army
David L. Warner– Navy
Thomas E. Warren– Marines
Herbert D. Weltzin– Army/Air Corps
Beth H. White
Burle Williams– Army
Curtis Eldon Williams– Army
Lynn H. Williams– Army
Roy W. Williams– Army
L.A. Waldsmith – Army
James Wall Army
Beckwith B. Walls – Army
James Wait – Army
Arthur Warren – Army
Delbert Wartzok – Army
Orin R. Wethal – Army
Stanley Wethal – Army
Harlow Wolf – Navy
Robert Worthington – Army
Charles E. Yarwood– Navy
Edward D. Zanzinger– Army
Gilmore L. Zhe– Army
Ernest Geoffrey ZumBrunnen– Marines
Royce Zumbrunnen – Army
Marvin Zwickey– Army/Air Force
Royce Zumbrunnen – Army
Marvin Zwickey – Army/Air

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