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Events in History: World War II: Great Britain - The United States - Canada - Australia

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  • Soldiers From Great Britain and Ireland

    There is a wonderful tale associated with William Henry Leicester Stanhope, 11th Earl of Harrington, the husband of Ann Theodora Chute and his arrest of Grand Admiral Karl Doenitz, President of the German Reich and Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces at the time of Germany's unconditional surrender to the Allied Forces. As the author of the piece points out, he was unable to verify that the arrest was made as claimed, but it hasn't been disproven, either. For the full story, see his Extended Service Record.


    Soldiers From The United States
    If anyone has further information on these military service records, please let us know.


    From the State of Arizona

    Master Sgt. Charles Henry Munn, Jr. of Maricopa County, Arizona, husband of Marilyn Kay Chute Munn, served in the U.S. Army Air Forces in World War II and in Korea.

    From the State of California

    Sgt. Eugene Lewis Chute. United States Army. On 16 Dec 1942, he enlisted in the United States Army; he was honorably discharged on 22 Sep 1945. On 17 Oct 1963 he was buried in Ft. Rosecrans National Cemetery, Section A-A Site 483. More details on the specifics of his military service record is needed.
    Wayne Loyd Chute, son of Vaughn Augustus Chute and Edna Blanche Einfeldt (of Iowa) enlisted in the U.S. Navy in San Francisco on 24 NOV 1942. He was assigned to the USS Munsee, redesignated as ATF-107 on 15 May 1944. From there he served on the USS Reno, Spica and Walsh, but spent the bulk of his time on ARD-1 or ARD-ONE, which you might find rather interesting. For further information see his Service Record.
    Charles Arthur Chute, Sr., son of Arthur Wellington Chute and Alice Sophronia Miner Chute, a veteran of World War I from the State of Minnesota, registered for the draft in 1942. He was living in Central Valley, Shasta County, California, USA.
    William Ellsworth Chute, born Ellsworth William in Nova Scotia, Canada, emigrated to the United States on on 28 MAY 1926, and later enlisted as a Private in the United States Army on 25 APR 1942. He is buried in the Golden Gate National Cemetery.
    Millard Arden Chute, son of Stanley Earl Chute and Ruth Moe Chute, born in Minnesota, registered for military service as a warrant officer on 24 Feb 1943, in Sacramento, California.
    Edward Abbott Chute II, son of Arthur Harris Chute and Mabel Augusta Lawrence Chute, born in Massachusetts, registered for military service as a warrant officer on 19 AUG 1942, in Sacramento, California. He had also served in World War I.

    From the State of Connecticut

    Chute, William James. United States Army. On 13 OCT 1942, he enlisted in the United States Army, in New York, New York, USA. He listed his residence as Connecticut and was ranked as a private, Warrant Officer.
    Willis Leroy Tabor, Sr., husband of Elizabeth H. Chute Tabor, registered for World War II military service in 1942 in New London, New London County, Connecticut, USA.
    Raymond Frank Chute, son of Thomas Joseph Chute and Margaret Creamer Chute, and husband of Elizabeth Calder Chute, registered for World War II military service on 27 APR 1942 in Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA at age 49.

    From the State of Georgia

    Chute, Vernon James, Sr., son of Alma Eldridge Chute and Lela Viola Hardy. On 19 JUN 1942, he enlisted in the United States Navy, possibly in Georgia, although he may have enlisted in Mississippi (records are not clear). On 31 Jul 1942, he was assigned to the U.S.S. Denebola, an Altair-class destroyer tender. He was released from military duty on 9 OCT 1945.

    From the State of Indiana

    Charles Henry Wooster, born on Ontario, Canada, husband of Clara May Bentley, daughter of Harry Amile Bentley and Alice Lavona Chute, registered for the draft in 1942 in Hammond, Lake County, Indiana at the age of 54.

    From the State of Iowa

    Chute, Reverend Harold Samuel. United States Army. Enlisted in Iowa, 10 JUL 1943. Ranked in as a private, and was promoted to Sgt. His headstone in Sheridan Cemetery, Iowa reads, "Sgt USArmy WWII".
    Chute, Floyd Marvin. He enlisted 15 JAN 1942, Ft. Crook, Nebraska, received an honorable discharge 6 JUL 1942; re-enlistment 27 DEC 1943, Jefferson Bks, MO, honorable discharge 8 NOV 1945. Unit and Rank: 370 1st Army Air Force Base Unit, Aviation Cadet. The military-approved break in his service is not explained.
    Chute, Jerome Thomas. United States Army. Enlisted in Iowa, 23 JUL 1943. Ranked as a private; he is listed on the Veteren's Memorial, Central Park, Mason City, Iowa.
    Juhlin, Darold O., husband of Virginia Ann Chute, resident of Mason City, Cerro Gordo County, Iowa, USA. Enlisted in the United States Army, in Iowa, 30 DEC 1942, at Camp Dodge, Herrold (now Johnson), Iowa. Ranked as a private; was promoted in rank to 1st Sgt.

    From the State of Maine

    Chute, Chandler Luduskei, Jr.. From about 1944-46 served as an AMM2 (Aviation Machinist's Mate Second Class), in the U.S. Navy. Exact dates of service unknown; also unknown is whether he enlisted in the State of Maine or in the State of New Hampshire, where he passed away.
    Elwood or Ellwood Robert Chute. Re-enlisted in the U.S. Army (Air Corps) at Ft Preble, Portland, Maine, assigned to the Hawaiian Department. He had been an enlisted man in the Regular Army, prior to this re-enlistment.
    Chute, George Andrew, Sr.. United States Army. Enlisted in Portland, Cumberland County, Maine, 18 SEP 1945. Ranked as a private, no branch assignment listed on Enlistment record.
    Chute, Harold Ray. United States Army. Enlisted in Bangor, Maine, 5 JUN 1942. Ranked as a private, Warrant Officer.
    Chute, John William. United States Army. From York County, Maine, but enlisted in New Bloomfield, Pennsylvania on 29 OCT 1945. Listed as an "enlisted man, Philippine scout or recall to AD of an enlisted man who had been transfered to the ERC". Also listed in the State of Pennsylvania.
    Chute, Lloyd Francis, Sr., brother of John William Chute (above). United States Navy. Enlisted in Maine on 3 MAR 1943, and was released from the service on 10 FEB 1946.
    Chute, Margaret Lee. United States Army, Women's Army Corps. Enlisted in Portland, Maine, 3 FEB 1943. Ranked as an Aviation Cadet, Women's Army Corps.
    Chute, Maxwell Colby. United States Army. Enlisted in Portland, Maine, 25 APR 1945. Ranked as a private: no branch assignment.
    Chute, Philip Conrad. United States Army. Enlisted in Portland, Maine, 28 AUG 1942. Ranked as a private, Warrant Officer.
    Chute, Ralph General. United States Army. Enlisted in Bangor, Maine, 5 JAN 1943. Ranked as a private, Warrant Officer.
    Chute, Richard Merton, Sr.. PFC CO C 35 Infantry, Sept 26, 1929 - June 22, 1972. On May 4, 2003, this grave was marked by a flag holder with a US American Legion emblem. Exact dates of service unknown.
    Technical Sgt Willard Merton Chute, Jr. enlisted in the U.S. Army on 14 OCT 1940 in Portland, Cumberland County, Maine for the Philippine Department.
    Harry Samuel Chute, Jr. of York County, Maine, enlisted as a Private, First Class in the United States Army. However, as discussed in his notes: "There are multiple military records indicating that Harry Samuel Chute, Jr. served as a Private First Class in World War II, and he is certainly buried in a National Cemetery, which is reserved for the military. The question remains: how was it possible that the military accepted him? We have two birth years for him: 1928 and 1930 (1930 being the most consistent), which would have made him either 12 or 14 years old in 1942, or 15/17 in 1945, when the war ended. As the minimum age for elistment was 18 years old, for the most part, we're not sure what his activities were in World War II."
    Chute, Harvey Franklin, enlisted in the United States Navy on 3 AUG 1943. He served as a FIREMAN 1ST CLASS US NAVY.
    Chute, Lieutenant Gordon Libby, son of Walter Delmont Chute and Hazel Little Chute, enlisted in the United States Naval Reserve on 21 OCT 1942.

    From the State of Maryland

    Paul Andrew Kimmelshue, Jr., son of Paul Kimmelshue Sr. and Thressa or Theresa C. Chute Kimmelshue enlisted in the United States Army on 25 FEB 1943 after a year of college. He enlisted in Baltimore, Baltimore County, Maryland, USA.

    From the State of Massachusetts

    George Noble Chute, son of Joseph Homer Chute and Margaret Wray Chute registered for the World War II draft in 1942 while living in Leominster, Massachusetts, working for the Leominster Gas & Electric Co., and aged 60.
    Kenneth Merton Chute enlisted in the United States Army on 20 NOV 1946 at Ft Banks, Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA. He enlisted in the Air Corps, for the Hawaiian Department. The designation of his State of Birth as Massachusetts instead of Maine may be an error.
    Harry Hollis Chute registered for the draft in Lexington in 1942, at the age of 63. It is unknown (although unlikely) whether he was selected for active duty.
    Chute, Melvin Lee. United States Army. Re-enlisted in Ft. Banks, Boston, Massachusetts, 25 JUN 1946, three months after discharge Ranked as a private: Warrant Officer. Enlisted for the Panama Canal Department.
    Chute, Nelson Rathbun. United States Army. Enlisted in Ft. Banks, Boston, Massachusetts, 23 FEB 1945. Ranked as a private: no branch assignment.
    Chute, Norman Maxwell. United States Army. Enlisted in Boston, Massachusetts, 29 JUL 1942. Ranked as a private, Warrant Officer.
    Chute, Rainsford Kinney. Registered for the draft, World War II, in Everett, Middlesex County, Massachusetts at the age of 57.
    Chute, Richard Emery. United States Army. Enlisted in Boston, Massachusetts, 10 JUL 1941. Ranked as a private, Warrant Officer. He enlisted for the Philippine Department, five months prior to the attack on Pearl Harbor. It is not known where he was located in the South Pacific at that time.
    Chute, Robert Kenneth, Sr.. United States Army. Enlisted in Boston, Massachusetts, 6 OCT 1942. Ranked as a private, Warrant Officer.
    Chute, Ronald Kinsman. United States Army. Re-enlisted in Ft. Banks, Boston, Massachusetts, 30 SEP 1946, three months after discharge. Ranked as a private, no branch assignment. Enlisted for the Panama Canal Department.
    Chute, Walter Foster. United States Army. Enlisted in Boston, Massachusetts, 22 JUN 1942. Ranked as a private, Warrant Officer. His Veteran Service end date was 5 NOV 1945. He was buried on 12 JUL 2002 in the Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne, Barnstable County, Massachusetts, USA, Section 32, Site 170.
    Chute, Ralph Handley, Sr., son of Alfred Handley Chute and Allene H. Devaux Chute. According to the inscription on his tombtone, he served in the United States Navy, as an F1, or Fireman First Class. He was buried in the Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA.
    Chute, Robert Leonard, son of Leonard Ensley Chute and Margaret Ellen Snowie Chute. According to the inscription on his tombtone, he served in the United States Navy during the war. He was buried in the Evergreen Cemetery, Marlborough, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA.
    Burton Alden Chute, son of J. Richardson Chute and Frances ("Fanny") Maria Cogswell Chute, registered for the World War II military draft in 1942 in Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA.
    Francis George ("Frank") Murray, husband of Margaret Perkins Chute Murray, registered for World War II military service on 27 APR 1942 in Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA.
    George Francis Chute, son of Thomas Theodore Chute, Sr. and Mayetta Hill Chute, registered for World War II military service on 26 APR 1942 in Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA.
    John Herbert Chute, son of Edward Ervin Chute and Anna Long Chute, also registered for World War II military service on 26 APR 1942 in Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA.
    Ralph Leroy Chute, also a son of Edward Ervin Chute and Anna Long Chute, also registered for World War II military service on 26 APR 1942 in Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA, at the age of 60.

    From the State of Michigan

    Marvin Albert Chute. Enlisted as a private in the U.S. Army in Kalamazoo, Michigan on 21 APR 1942 as a Warrant Officer and attained the rank of Sargeant. Is buried in the Delta Center Cemetery in Grand Ledge, Michigan.
    Donald Ross Chute, son of Alfred Chute and Mabel Elizabeth Todd Chute. Enlisted as a private in the U.S. Coast Artillery Corps or Army Mine Planter Service in Detroit, Michigan on 12 NOV 1942 and was released from military service on 20 SEP 1944.
    George Maynard Chute, III, son of George Maynard Chute, Jr and Josephine LaSota Chute, enlisted in the United States Navy on 18 APR 1944. "Served in the US Navy, 4/18/44 to 6/6/46, first in Navy Electronics schools at University of Houston (TX) and Chicago (Navy Pier), then assigned to the battleship USS New Mexico (88-40), joining the ship in Leyte Gulf, the Philippines, 6/45; participated in the “invasion” of Japan (never got ashore), and left the ship in Boston where he was discharged (6/6/46) with the rating of Electronic Technicians Mate 3/c."


    From the State of Minnesota

    Chute, Edgar ("Buddy") Verne. Served in the U.S. Army in Japan from 1946-1947. Burial with full military honors by the St. James American Legion and VFW Honor Guard in Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Hanska, Minnesota.
    Chute, Fred LaMarr. United States Navy. His obituary reports that "Mr. Chute joined the Navy while still in high school, being activated upon graduation, and served on Guam during World War II."
    Chute, Leonard Ralph. Enlisted in the Coast Artillery Corps from the National Guard on 6 JAN 1941 in Fairmont, Martin County, Minnesota. After the war, moved to Alaska.
    Kintzi, Eldon Arthur, husband of Goldie Arlene Chute Kintzi. Enlisted in the U.S. Army on 15 JAN 1945, at Fort Snelling, Minnesota, directly out of high school and was ranked as a private.
    Chute, Alvin Wellington, son of Arthur Wellington Chute and Alice Sophronia Miner Chute. Registered for the World War II Draft in Saint Paul Minnesota on 26 APR 1942.
    Chute, Roy Edson/Edison, son of Arthur Wellington Chute and Alice Sophronia Miner Chute. Registered for the World War II Draft in Sherburn, Martin County, Minnesota, USA on 27 APR 1942. He had previously served for 4 years in the United States Marine Corps and registered for the World War I Draft as well.
    Chute, Alfred Wenzel, son of Alvin Wellington Chute and Mae Kober Chute. Registered for the World War II Draft in Minnesota, USA on 14 JUN 1942 and achieved the rank of Sgt. He was released from service on 22 SEP 1945. His wife, Florence Margaret Anderson Chute, also served in the military, as part of the U.S. Army Nurse Corps. She also attained the rank of Sgt.
    Chute, Arthur Welton, son of Archie Pearl Chute and Viola Augusta Vick Chute. Enlisted in the United States Marine Corps on 7 AUG 1946 in Minnesota, USA and served until 18 MAR 1948. He enlisted a second time in the Korean War, and is buried in Section 9, Site 1257, Fort Snelling National Cemetery, Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota, USA.
    Chute, Frederick Hawley, Sr., son of Frederick Butterfield Chute and Elizabeth Hawley Chute. Served as Lieutenant Commander, Naval Aviation Air Combat Intelligence, during World War II. From Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota.
    Chute, Harold Edward, Jr., son of Harold Edward Chute, Sr. and Julia Hoving Chute. Enlisted in the United States Navy on 16 JUL 1943, during World War II. From Aitkin, Aitkin County, Minnesota.
    Chute, PFC Donald Allen, son of Clarence Wesley Chute and Sarah Pearl Congdon Chute. Enlisted in the United States Military as a warrant officer on 18 JUN 1945 in Fort Snelling, Minnesota, during World War II and was released from active duty on 27 NOV 1946. From Aitkin, Aitkin County, Minnesota.
    Chute, Marlow Sterling, son of Edgar Eugene Chute and Julia Ulen Chute. Enlisted in the United States Military, 40th Engineers, Corps of Engineers on 24 APR 1942 in Hanska, Minnesota, during World War II and was released from active duty on 23 MAR 1943. From Hanska, Brown County, Minnesota, USA.

    From the State of New Hampshire

    Isaiah Milberry Chute, son of Oliver Chute and Mary E. Milberry of Nova Scotia, registered for World War II military service on 25 APR 1942 in Cheshire County, New Hampshire, USA, at the age of 57.

    From the State of New Jersey

    Sgt Henry Morgan Chute, 331st Infantry, HQ 3rd Battalion
    Sgt Henry Morgan Chute enlisted in the U.S. Army on 1 MAR 1944, at Fort Dix, Bergen County, New Jersey. He was assigned to the 331st Infantry, HQ 3rd Battalion, and is buried in Arlington National Cemetery.
    William Mortimer Chute, son of Henry Leo Augustus Chute and Georgia Florence Kittle Chute, enlisted in the U.S. Army on 11 FEB 1943, in New Jersey. He attained the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, and also served in Korea and Vietnam.
    Henry Leo Augustus Chute, father of William Mortimer Chute and son of William Chute and Clara Miller Chute, registered for military service in World War II on 26 Apr 1942 in Bergenfield, New Jersey, USA.

    From the State of New York

    Chute, Annette C. is believed to be the wife/widow of John Hamilton Chute, recorded as Annette Strino. She enlisted in the Women's Army Corps as an Aviation Cadet in New York City on 02 JAN 1943. Need confirmation that "Annette C. Chute" is in fact "Annette Strino". See the Family Group Notes section.
    Chute, John Hamilton. His military service record has not been located at this time. George M. Chute, Jr., recorded that he had been "lost in the war".
    Chute, Julian S. United States Army. Enlisted in Rochester, New York, 14 MAY 1942. Ranked as a private, Warrant Officer.
    Chute, Lawrence Wallace, son of Edward Manning Chute and Emma J. MacInnis Chute of Berwick, Nova Scotia Province, Canada. He may have enlisted in New York in the United States Army. Enlisted 12 NOV 1942. Ranked as a Technician Fourth Grade. See Extended Service Record.
    Major Edward Worthington Suor, husband of Muriel Josephine Chute Suor and a graduate of Cornell University, enlisted in the United States Military on 29 JUL 1942 in New York. He was assigned to the Transportation Corps, Regulating Batallion and served in this capacity until 6 FEB 1946. The history of this Corps: "Following the bombing of the U.S. fleet at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, on 7 December 1941, the United States entered its largest war ever. To mobilize its vast resources and deploy them simultaneously across the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans created the greatest demands ever on military transportation assets. Consequently, transportation was a critical factor in dictating the Allies’ strategy. The magnitude of transportation demands required functional experts.

    This time, there was no hesitation concerning the control of transportation. In March 1942, the Army created a Transportation Division under Colonel (later Major General) Charles P. Gross in the Services of Supply. On 31 July 1942, under the authority of Executive Order 9082, the Army established the Transportation Corps as a separate branch. The new branch acquired the deep-draft fleet, railroads, stevedores, and harborcraft units from the Quartermaster and Engineer Corps.

    The Quartermaster Corps retained trucks and the newly created amphibious truck units, and the Engineers retained the assault landing craft in the engineer special brigades to conduct the Army’s amphibious landings. The Transportation Corps was created out of the lessons of World War I, primarily to manage traffic, or movement, control. It only received responsibility for those modes of transportation that the other two branches did not want.

    During the war, the Transportation Corps was responsible for moving Soldiers from their training bases to the front and managing the ports of embarkation and debarkation in between. Because the Axis Powers knew the importance of denying the Allies the use of deep-draft ports, the Transportation Corps had to rely on landing craft and amphibious vehicles to deliver men and materiel across bare beaches until the ports were secure.

    Source: http://www.transportation.army.mil/history/


    From the State of Ohio

    Chute, Robert Curran, Jr. United States Army. Enlisted in Fort Hayes, Columbus, Ohio on 12 NOV 1941. Ranked as a private, Warrant Officer. Killed in action 01 MAY 1945. Need further information on his military service.
    Chute, S Sgt Hugh Edwin United States Army. Enlisted in Fort Hayes, Columbus, Ohio on 25 MAR 1942. Ranked as a private, Warrant Officer, promoted to Staff Sargeant. Earned two Bronze Stars.
    Chute, Roger Elmer United States Navy; resident of Logan, Falls Township, Hocking County, Ohio, USA. Enlisted on 18 JUN 1943. Ranked as a TMT3: Torpedoman's Mate, Petty Officer 3rd Class. Was released from service on 17 FEB 1946. Also served in the Korean War in the same role.
    Chute, Robert Newman, of Logan, Falls Township, Hocking County, Ohio; served in the United States Army; Private First Class. Date of enlistment and release not recorded.
    Chute, Arthur Lane, son of Howard Lane Chute and Pauline Hays Chute of Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio, USA; married to Martha C. Murray Chute, enlisted in the United States Navy on 19 Apr 1945. He was released from military service on 30 Oct 1945.
    Robert Curran Chute, Sr., son of Frank Sylvester Chute and Mary E. Curran Chute, registered for U.S. military service on 25 APR 1942 in Athens County, Ohio, USA.
    Chute, Arthur Lane, son of Howard Lane Chute and Pauline Hays Chute of Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio, USA; married to Martha C. Murray Chute, enlisted in the United States Navy on 19 Apr 1945. He was released from military service on 30 Oct 1945.
    Burley Miles Chute, son of Lane Chute and Dora Belle Colborn Chute, registered for U.S. military service on 25 APR 1942 in Hamilton County, Ohio, USA.
    William Abner Chute, son of Abraham Chute and Nancy Fish Chute, registered for U.S. military service on 26 APR 1942 in Washington County, Ohio, USA.

    From the State of Oregon

    Major John Lincoln Chute, son of Abraham Lincoln Chute and Anna ("Annie") Henson (of Oregon) enlisted in the U.S. Army Infantry (162 Infantry, 41 Infantry Division) in Oregon. For details of his service, see Service Record.
    George Greenleaf Chute, husband of Zoa M. Gates Chute, registered for military service in Portland, Oregon on 25 APR 1942 at the age of 59.

    From the State of Pennsylvania

    Chute, Burton Elbert. United States Army. Enlisted in Greensburg, Pennsylvania, 05 OCT 1942. Ranked as a private, Warrant Officer.
    Chute, Merlin Maples. United States Army. Enlisted in Greensburg, Pennsylvania, 03 JUL 1943, although as a "widower with dependents". Ranked as a private, no branch assignment listed.
    Chute, Sgt James William. United States Army and United States Air Force. Re-enlisted in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 22 AUG 1946, three months after discharge. Ranked as a private, assigned to the Air Corps, promoted to Sergeant. Enlisted for the Hawaiian Department, Pacific Theater. Buried in Arlington National Cemetery.
    Chute, Patrick E.. In addition to registering for military service during World War I, this patriotic Irish-British immigrant also registered for military service in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania on 27 APR 1942 during World War II.
    Chute, John William. United States Army. Although born in the state of Maine, John William Chute enlisted in the U.S. Army in New Bloomfield, Pennsylvania in 1945. Ranked as a private first class, infantry, but was also categorized as an enlisted man, recalled to active duty, which means there may be earlier military records for him. Recorded also under the State of Maine.
    Chute, William Staake, son of Stanley Wilfred Chute and Charlotte M. Staake Chute, enlisted in the United States Army on 12 APR 1944 in New Cumberland, Delaware County, Pennsylvania. He was released from military service at Carlisle Barracks, Carlisle, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, on 3 DEC 1947.
    Chute, Edward Joseph, Jr., son of Edward Joseph Chute, Sr. and Mary (surname unknown) Chute, enlisted in the United States Army on 13 NOV 1942 in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA. He was released from military service on 5 NOV 1945.
    Chute, Lieutenant Commander Jeanette Chute, daughter of Albert Patillo Chute and Ingrid Marie Wallen Chute, enlisted in the United States Navy, WAVES Program, in Pennsylvania, USA. She achieved the rank of Lieutenant Commander.
    Donald David Chute, son of Owen Lockard Chute and Theresa Wells Chute, enlisted in the United States Navy, on 13 MAR 1943 in McKeesport, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. He was assigned to the Navy Construction Battalion, and was released from service on 29 OCT 1945.
    Harold Edward Chute, Jr., son of Harold Edward Chute, Sr. and Gwendolyn Dunwiddie Chute, enlisted in the United States Marine Corps, in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. He applied for Veteran Compensation on 24 Mar 1950.

    From the State of Rhode Island

    Chute, Christopher Edward. Brother of Eileen Mary Chute. Enlisted in the United States Army in Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island on 18 JAN 1941. Ranked as private, Warrant Officer.
    Chute, Eileen Mary. Sister of Christopher Edward Chute. Enlisted in the United States Army in Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island on 22 FEB 1945. Served in the Women's Army Corps. Later Eileen Mary Chute Bridges.
    Chute, Thomas Hoye. Enlisted in the United States Army in Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island on 10 MAY 1943.

    From the State of Texas
    Major General Thomas Sarns Bishop.

    Major General Thomas Sarns Bishop, Adjutant General of Texas.

    At this time, General Bishop, the husband of Elizabeth Marie ("Betty") Chute, was a Captain in the 99th Infantry Division: "During the Battle of the Bulge, in the Ardennes forest, the 99th Division distinguished itself in the critical fighting to hold the Eisenborn Ridge - the gateway to Belgium. At the time of the Allied counter attack to close the Bulge, Gen. Bishop became the Operations officer of the 99th Infantry Division. He was now well prepared for this assignment. The Allied forces, led by the American GIs halted then reversed the enemy. The 99th Division was the first complete infantry division to cross the Rhine River at Remagen. They fought fiercely in the Ruhr pocket, crossing the Danube and continued fighting across Germany."

    Source: Texas State Cemetery Records, Austin, Texas



    From the State of Virginia

    Emdon Burtal Cornwell, son of James W. Cornwell and Jessie Elizabeth Chute, registered for the draft on 27 APR 1942 in Arlington Virginia. Although he was a resident of Massachusetts and his family remained there, at the time he was working for the U.S. Government, via the John McSchain Co., in the War Building in Arlington, Virginia and was 51 years old. He registered under the requirement for men born between 28 APR 1877 and 16 FEB 1897 to register, despite their age. The recruiter also made note of a "scar on left leg", although it is unknown as to whether that disqualified him for service. However, it is unlikely that he saw active duty.


    From the State of Washington

    Chute, Andrew Augustus. Registered for the draft, post World War II, on 26 Apr 1952 in Yakima, Washington. Was most likely not selected due to his age, and due to a physical disability noted by the recruiter, "Disfigured forefinger, tip of thumb missing on left hand."
    Chester William ("Chet") Couture, son of Maxime Phillip and Blanche Victoria Chute Couture served in the United States Navy aboard the USS Thomas E. Fraser. Noteworthy battles: the Thomas E. Fraser remained off Iwo Jima through the first week in March, providing screening for the transports and fire support for the marines fighting ashore. She scored hits on enemy supply dumps, machinegun nests, and entrenchments, and knocked out numerous gun emplacements. At night, she often fired star shells or delivered harassment fire. Subsequently, they were engaged in the Battle of Okinawa.
    Although Pvt Glenn Chute, son of Martin Luther Chute and Ella Straight Chute, had served in the U.S. Army during World War I, he registered for the World War II draft on 27 AUG 1942.


    From the State of West Virginia

    Albert A. Chute of Middlebourne, Tyler County, West Virginia, USA is buried in the Pursley Cemetery, in Sistersville, Tyler County, West Virginia. According to his burial record he served during World War II as a "TEC 5 US ARMY WORLD WAR II", but does not go into any further detail on his service record.
    Merge, James Robert. Son of George E. Merge and Margaret Elizabeth Chute Merge. Branch of Service: Army. Rank: 2nd Lt. Service Number: 0-717251. Date of Death: 1944/09/09. Place of Death: Dusseldorf. Cause of Death: KIA. Place of Burial: Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Wheeling. Source: WV Vet Mem Application;Death Certificate. See Extended Service Record
    Glen Clinton Hendricks, husband of Ruth Mary Chute, registered for military service on 31 MAR 1944 in Shinnston, Harrison County, West Virginia, USA.

    From the State of Wisconsin

    Chute, Gilbert William. United States Army. Enlisted in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 13 AUG 1942. Ranked as a private, Warrant Officer.
    Sheehan, Warren Calvin. Second husband of Alice Beverly Chute. United States Army. Born in Clam Falls, Polk County, Wisconsin, probably enlisted locally 3 APR 1945. United States Army, PFC. Buried in Golden Gate National Cemetery, Section Y Site 109.

    Soldiers From Canada


    Clinton Melville Chute
    Chute, Clinton Melville. Flight Sergeant, RCAF, Service Number: R/85421. Dauphin and Brantford, Manitoba Province, Canada. Son of Stanley and Muriel Chute. A pilot for the Royal Canadian Air Force. Died in combat on 30 MAY 1942 and is buried in the Ware New Cemetery, Hertfordshire, Great Britain, Section 265; Grave 4. For further detail see his Extended Service Record.


    Chute, Donald William. Rank and service unknown. Donald William Chute, as reported by his father, died in Italy on August 23, 1944. Naturally, he would have been fighting under a Canadian flag, although his unit is unknown.

    A quick scan of World War II Italian battles didn't turn up anything specific for that day, beyond the general position of the Allied front in Italy. At that time, the Allied front was pushing its way north, having liberated Rome on June 4, 1944 and Florence on August 10, 1944. Hitler, meanwhile, had pulled most of his own German troops out of Italy (D-Day had occurred in Normandy on June 6, 1944, and they were needed elsewhere, obviously) and had replaced them with Cossack troops, which were at this time hunkered down farther north of the line, in Fruili.

    Unless an expert on Canadian military activities in Italy in July-August 1944 has other ideas about this notation - or better yet, knows anything about Donald William Chute - at the moment, I can only guess that he died in a battle with retreating German troops, or arriving Cossack troops somewhere north of Florence, Italy,

    "As Hitler's armies advanced on Stalingrad they overran the Cossack regions of the Don, Terek and Kuban. Hundreds of thousands of Russians willingly enrolled in the German army to form a Cossack Army under the Russian General Krasnoff. Hitler promised that they would be settled in 'lands and everything necessary for their livelihood in Western Europe'. Their new homeland was to be in north-east Italy in the valley of Carnia and the plain of Undine where they would live their national life free from the confines of Bolshevism.

    Italian families in the area were ejected from their homes which were then used to house the Cossack soldiers and their families who had arrived in fifty trains during July and August 1944. To the Cossacks this was paradise far removed from their dreary life in the Ukraine. Hitler had named this new independent state 'Kosakenland'. Many atrocities were committed by these Russians against the Italian civilians, particularly the women, causing one Archbishop to write to Mussolini "It is terrible to think that Friuli will be governed by these illiterate savages". Discipline was soon restored when General Krasnoff himself arrived. Cossack officers were under no delusions, they knew they were there to shed blood for the Nazi cause. With the Allied armies approaching from the south and Tito's IX Yugoslav Corps approaching from the east, the 'Free Republic of Carnia' soon disintegrated and the Cossacks and their followers forced to trundle north towards Austria and internment by the British."

    George Duncan's Little Known Facts About World War II.
    URL: http://members.iinet.net.au/~gduncan/1944.html#lesser_known_1944


    From the obituary of George Albert ("Bert") Chute: George was a WWII Veteran and Pilot with the R.C.A.F. His sister Ruth Emily Chute Gambacort wrote a much longer account of his service in World World II. This account can be found in his Extended Service Record

    Chute, Lloyd died on 18 SEP 1944 and is buried in the Coriano Ridge War Cemetery, near Rimini, Italy.

    The date of Lloyd Chute's death (18 SEP 1944) and the location of his burial (near Rimini, Italy), most likely places him in the the Canadian Corps of the Eighth British Army, which at this time consisted of the 1st Infantry, 5th Armored and 21st Tank Brigades. This same area had also claimed the life of Donald William Chute (see above) of Montreal on 23 AUG 1944 (buried in Ancona, Italy). The two men were 5th cousins, but, given the infrequency of finding other people named Chute, no matter where you are, it is possible that they ran across each other within the Eighth British Army.

    At the time of Donald William Chute's death, the Allies had been moving north through Italy, pursuing the retreating Germans, after having liberated Sicily, Rome and Florence. By the time of Lloyd's death, a little less than a month later, the Germans had backed into the Appenine Mountains in northern Italy. The line between the advancing Allies and the retreating Germans as they reached the Appenines was labeled the "Gothic Line".

    One of the difficulties facing the Allies on the Italian side of the Gothic Line was that troops and weaponry had been pulled from their ranks to support the D-Day Invasion on 6 JUN 1944, 3 months earlier. While the much larger Allied force was battling their way across France, the smaller Allied force fighting their way north through Italy remained to battle the Germans, now defending their homeland while entrenched in the natural land barrier of the Appenine Mountains.

    "This fighting was described as an all up-hill battle as several large peaks had to be assaulted. Both the 5th & 8th Armies were drained of men as units were pulled out for the invasion of Normandy and southern France. Without sufficient reserves, the fighting drew to a stalemate as the second winter in Italy set in." 1

    The most brutal attacks by the Allied forces on the Gothic Line took place from September 10 - 18, 1944, making this in all likelihood the general area where Lloyd Chute died on 18 SEP 1944.

    1For a map of the Gothic Line at this time, see http://members.aol.com/Custermen85/Units/BritishOrg.htm. Note that I've placed Lloyd in the 8th British, as by this date, the 1st Canadian, which had participated in the invasion of Sicily, had been reconfigured - portions of the 1st Canadian, now with the 8th British, would have fought in the assault on the Gothic Line.

    The obituary of Woodrow Wilson Chute reports that he served in the Royal Winnipeg Rifles unit of the Canadian army, but does not provide any more detail on his service record.

    The gravestone of Lance Corporal Mahlon Kennedy Chute, R.C.C.S, located in Straffordville Cemetery, Straffordville, Elgin County, Ontario Province, Canada, identifies him as a Lance Corporal within the R.C.C.S, the Royal Canadian Corps of Signals, which is now embedded within the Canadian Armed Forces' Communications and Electronics Branch. Prior to 1968, at the time that Mahlon Chute served, it was a combat support corps of the Canadian Army.

    Pilot Officer ( Air Bomber ) George Edward Chute, son of Colin Campbell and Christy Craig Clark Chute. Military Service: Service Number: J/89451; Age: 20; Force: Air Force; Unit: Royal Canadian Air Force; Division: 49 (R.A.F.) Sqdn; Citation: 1939 - 1945 Star, A/C Europe Star,Defence Medal, War Medal, Canadian Volunteer Service Medal with Clasp. Additional Information: Date of Birth: March 21, 1924; Franklyn, Mass, United States of America; Date of Enlistment: June 18, 1942; Truro, Nova Scotia, Canada, of Middle Stewiacke, Colchester County, Nova Scotia. Commemorated on Page 273 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance.



    Soldiers From Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific


    Chute, William Henry. Private, VX28859 in the Australian Army Service Corps, who died on Sunday 6 October 1940, aged 34. Cause of death, Illness. Place of death Australia. Buried in the Fawkner Memorial Park Cemetery in Victoria, Australia, Grave reference, O. Grave 650.
    John Chute Ellis, son of William Norton Chute Ellis and a descendant of John Ellis and Elizabeth Lobb. Has two service records on file: (1) Service # V66133 in the Australian Army Service Corps, who enlisted in the military for World War II in Carlton, Victoria, Australia, next of kin was "W Ellis"; (2) Service # 418080, enlisted in Melbourne, next of kin was Maureen Ellis.

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