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Georgia Veterans that served in World War II

If you have information on a person that served during World War II that you would like to share, please click here for submission instructions. The only requirement is that the person has some type of connection to Georgia, either born here, lived here or died here.

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ATKINS, Clarence Edward (Master Sergeant, U. S. Army Ret.)
Born 7 Aug 1920, in Somerville, Morgan County, Alabama
Died 11 Jun 1993, in Rome, Floyd County, Georgia.
Submitted by Clarence Atkins, 12 Apr 2003
BABB, Alonzo "Lonnie", Jr.
Born 1920
Died 1945
Trained at Biggs Army Air Field, El Paso Texas.
Submitted by Eileen B. McAdams, Sep 2002
BABB, William Lawrence
Born 1920
Died 1982, Milledgeville, GA
U.S. Army/Air Force 593rd Army Air Force Base Unit
Submitted by Eileen B. McAdams, Sep 2002
BAKER, Robert M. (PFC)
Born 1924
Died 24 Aug 1944
Father: David Festus Baker (1888-1934)
Mother: Belle Bertha Bradley Baker (1890-1976)
Sister: Mary Baker Greene (1915-2007)*
Sister: Alta Baker Rogers (1918-2013)*
Brother: Robert M. Baker (1924-1944)
  *Calculated relationship
Burial: Chandler Cemetery, Calhoun, Gordon County, Georgia, USA
Inscription: Killed in action near Paris, France
Find A Grave Memorial #74233372 created by: Carol Frost
Submitted by Bob Fox, Amarillo, Texas, 5 Aug 2017
BAXTER, Elmer Junior
Born 18 May 1921
Died 14 Dec 1982
Military Service: United States Army
War: WW II
Submitted by Patricia Baxter Compton, Sep 2002
BRANNON, Alma Lester, "Al"
Born 24 Nov 1932 Haralson County, GA
Died 11 Apr 1995
Co A 350th Inf Regt Pfc US Army WW II
Submitted by Cynthia E. Brannon Henderson, 8 Oct 2002
CHANCELLOR, James Rogers
Born 1920
Died 1987
Served in the U. S. Army in Lansing, Michigan.
He was born in Juliette, Monroe County, GA and died in Macon, Bibb County, GA.
Submitted by Elizabeth Chancellor
CORLEY, Charley Van
Born 4 Oct 1920 Cedartown, GA
Died 5 Jun 2000 San Diego, CA
US Marines #418921
Served from Sept 8, 1942 to May 31, 1962
Master Sgt Aug 1944
1st Sgt Feb 1958
San Diego-Recruit Training & Adm. School-Dept 1942-Jan 1943
Cherry Point, NC-Air Group 31 from Feb 1943-Sept 1943
Marshall Islands-Pacific Theater - Oct 1943-Oct 1944
Kingston, NC Air Sta-Adm Dec 1944- Jun 1946
Cherry Point, NC Air Station- Jul 1946-Aug 1949
EL Toro Air Sta, CA Sept 1949-Nov 1950
Joilet, IL Recruiting Duty Dec 1950-Jun 1956
Korea Theater of Operations Jan 1954-Mar 1955
Camp Pendeleton, CA - 11th Marine Div Apr 1955-Jun 1956
Portsmouth, Ohio - Reserve Unit Jul 1956-Jul 1959
Camp Pendeleton, CA - Aug 1959-May 1962
Retired May 31, 1962
Submitted by William T. Corley, 14 Oct 2002
CORLEY, Gordon
Born 18 Jun 1918 in Cedartown, GA
Died 23 Dec 1998 in Lawerenceville, GA
US Army #34262314
Served at Ft. Benning, GA, Camp Forrest, TN, Camp Stoneman, CA, Fort Geo C. Meade
Combat Duty: Northern Pacific, Solomons, Luzon GO-33, WO 45
Company A 25th Battalion
Good Conduct Ribbon, American Defense Service Medal, Phillipine Liberation Ribbon with Bronze Star, Asiatic Pacific Service Medal with 2 Bronze Stars
Submitted by William T. Corley, 14 Oct 2002
DAGENHART, Jack Ralph
Born 11 Apr 1922 in Atlanta, Georgia
Died Jul 2000 in Henry Co., Ga.
He was a Private second class and served time at Ft. McPherson in East Point Ga. He was sent to France as a Policy Officer and stayed there until he was returned to Georgia for Discharge after the war was over in 1946.
He was the son of Noah P. Dagenhart and Mary Minerva Smith both of them born in North Carolina.
Submitted by Betty Dagenhart Heryford, Sep 2002
FLANAGAN, James (no middle name)
Born 27 Apr 1914 in Habersham County, Georgia
Died 28 Mar 1963 in Macon, Bibb County, Georgia
Military Service: United States Navy
War: World War II
Time of Service: 10 Dec 1943 - 31 May 1945
Discharge: Honorable
Rank: Fireman First Class
Submitted by grandson, Paul Flanagan, 22 Jan 2020
FLOWERS, Doyle Winston
Born 23 Jul 1927, Long County, GA
Died 28 Sep 1978, Liberty County, GA
Military Service: U.S. Army Air Corp and U.S. Air Force, WW II, Korea, Viet Nam
Submitted by James Earl Swindell (First Cousin), 8 Apr 2003
FLOWERS, Isham Russell
Born 16 Oct 1935, Long County, GA
Died 6 Jan 2002, Wayne County, GA
Military Service; Georgia Army National Guard and U.S. Air Force
Submitted by James Earl Swindell (First Cousin), 8 Apr 2003
FLOWERS, James Deward
Born 23 Dec 1923, Long County, GA
Died 16 Oct 1975, Atlanta, GA
Military Service: U.S. Army Air Corps
Submitted by James Earl Swindell (First Cousin), 8 Apr 2003
FLOWERS, Orville Oliver
Born 23 Jul 1925, Long County, GA
Died 7 Mar 1999, Long County, GA
Military Service: U.S. Marine Corps WW II
Submitted by James Earl Swindell (First Cousin), 8 Apr 2003
FLOWERS, Welton Malphus
Born 4 Dec 1920 Long County, GA
Died 3 Dec 2001 Tampa, Florida
Military Service: U.S. Army during WWII, & Korea
Submitted by James Earl Swindell (First Cousin), 8 Apr 2003
FREE, Roy
Born 10 Oct 1920 in Floyd Co., Georgia.
Killed in action May 29, 1943 while serving in the U. S. Army Medical Corps. He is buried at East View Cemetery, Rome, Floyd Co., Georgia, beside his parents. After receiving his draft papers, he told his family that he would never return. He and others were reportedly killed while attempting to render aid to fallen comrades.
Submitted by Txsvalley@aol.com, Sep 2002
HANCOCK, Auley
Born Cook County, Georgia
Killed in Action
Served in U.S. Army, World War II
Submitted by William J. Hancock, Jr., 21 Jul 2003
HATCHER, William Ward
Born 19 Jan 1917 Crisp County; Cordele, Georgia
Died 24 Jul 1995 Putnam Co. Georgia.
Served in World War II in the Navy, was discharged and listed as disabled due to injuries received during war time service.
Submitted by William W. Hatcher Sr., Sep 2002
HUNT, William Marion
Born 18 Jun 1921, Monroe, Ga.
Died 3 Mar 1963, Walton Co., Ga
Served twice once in the 1940's and then again in 1950's
Buried at Clegg Family Cemetery in Walton Co. Ga
Submitted by Dot Hunt-Abdelhamid, Sep 2002
JOHNSON, Ben Terrell Jr.
Born Edison, Ga.
Served as a corpsman in the US Navy in WWII.
Buried in Albany, Ga
Submitted by son, John R. Johnson, 30 Jun 2003
JOHNSON, James Lewis
Born Edison, Ga.
Served as a gunners mate in the US Navy during WWII. He was assigned to merchant ships and made several voyages to England and Murmansk, Russia.
Buried in Bluffton, Ga
Submitted by nephew, John R. Johnson, 30 Jun 2003
JOHNSON, James Scott
Died 7 Jul 1944, Normandy, France
Coxswain, US Navy. Killed in action. Interred in Plot F, Row 6, Grave 23.
Buried in Cambridge American Cemetery, Cambridge, England.
Submitted by Justin Johnson, US Army, 14 Oct 2003
LORD, Luther Hiram
Born 3 Jun 1926, Jackson County, Ga.
Died 5 Jan 1982, Augusta, Richmond County, Ga.
Buried Hillcrest Memorial Park Cemetery, Augusta, Richmond County, Georgia. He was a veteran of World War II and the Korean War, he was in the Battle for the Philippines and was in the first group of soldiers that entered Japan. After being released in 1945, he was recalled to action when the Korean War started. He worked at the Fort Gordon Army Base and was head of the Motor Pool Transportation Division when he retired. His parents were Dee Washington Lord, Sr. and Addie Jane Gee Lord, both from Jackson County, Georgia.
Submitted by James Terrell Lord, 20 Jul 2003
McCLESKEY, George Sanford
Born 25 Aug 1907, Cobb Co, GA
Died 19 Mar 1997, Fayette Co, GA
Riverdale Meth Ch Cem, Riverdale, GA
US Army, WW II
Submitted by Judy McCleskey Webb, 14 Oct 2002
McCLESKEY, John Clifford
Born 20 Feb 1914, Cobb Co, Ga
Died 9 Sep 1978, Douglas Co, GA
Mosely Mem. Gardens, Lithia Springs, GA
US Army, WW II
Submitted by Judy McCleskey Webb, 14 Oct 2002
SAPP, Mack Morris
Born 24 Aug 1918 in Georgia.
Died 24 Mar 1995 in Sparks, Cook Co., Ga.
Resident of Cook County, Ga. Served in U.S. Navy, and in U.S. Air Force, World War II.
Submitted by William J. Hancock, Jr., 21 Jul 2003
STOCKTON, Buddie Lee
Born 23 Mar 1918 in Hall County, Georgia.
Died 4 Nov 1994 in Gainesville, Hall County, Georgia.
Buried in the Center Grove Baptist Church Cemetery, Jackson County, Georgia.
Served in the United States Army, World War Two, He Saw Action in the Phillippines, New Guinea and other Areas of the Pacific, He Entered the Army December 18, 1942, Discharged on November 29, 1945, Decorations and Citations, Phillippine Liberation Ribbon with Bronze Star, Good Conduct Medal AR 600-68 Asiatic Pacific Service Medal With 3 Bronze Stars, World War Two Victory Medal.
He was the Son of Guy David Stockton and His Wife Ida Mae Clements Stockton.
Submitted by James Lord, Sep 2002
STOCKTON, Emory Spear
Born 6 Apr 1926 in Jackson County, Georgia
Died 12 Jun 1945 in Rykykuy, Okinawa at the End of World War Two
He was in the Marines Sixth Divison.
His Body was returned to the United States in February of 1949, Burial Dry Pond Methodist Church Cemetery, Jackson Co, Georgia.
He was the Son of Guy David Stockton and His Wife Ida Mae Clements Stockton.
Submitted by James Lord, Sep 2002
STOCKTON, Horace Edward
Born 24 Dec, 1923 in Jackson County, Georgia
Died 1 Feb 1945 in Belgium, World War Two.
He was in the Army Paratroopers, 346 Inf. 87 Divison.
His Body was returned to the United States in February of 1949, Burial at the Dry Pond Methodist Church Cemetery, Jackson County, Georgia.
The Son of Guy David Stockton and His Wife Ida Mae Clements Stockton.
Submitted by James Lord, Sep 2002
WILLIAMS, Samuel Belk, Jr.
Born 20 Jul 1920 Atlanta Fulton GA
Died 6 Jun 1944 in Normandy France.
He is buried at the Normandy American Cemetery in St. Laurent France.
U. S. Army Air Corp. 1st Lt. Pilot of C-47 in the 304 Squadron, 442 Troup Carrier Group. He was awarded the Air Medal, Purple Heart, Presidential Unit Citation along with the Europe-Africa-Mid Eastern theatre ribbon. At the time of his death, he was the pilot of a C-47 carrying either paratroops or pulling gliders. Flew low over Normandy Beach and plane was hit by ground fire and unable to pull up. Plane crashed with all crew lost.
Submitted by Joyce McCorkle, Sep 2002
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