WORLD WAR II VETS OF MAYFIELD ENTERING SERVICE FROM MAYFIELD.
Thanks to all of you have taken the time and helped me research our Mayfield Veterans of World War II. Unfortunately we
do not have 100% information on our 272 Veterans. Although many months of research has gone into this project, there were a few
veterans or their next of kin that I was unable to contact. There were also many that did not bother to respond to the questionnaires. The names
of our veterans were taken from the Honor Roll Plaque placed at the village square in the 1940's, so my apology for any veterans that may have
been left out. Thanks to the Town of Mayfield for their financial support in preparing this 1999 booklet. I have spent endless hours researching
and preparing this booklet, hopefully a lasting history of our "YOUNG MEN" and weren't they a bunch of handsome guys?
SELECTIVE SERVICE SYSTEM
Local Board No. 389
W Main St.
January 15, 1942
Mr. George W. Hallenbeck
Mayfield, New York
Dear Mr. Hallenbeck:
The Selective Training and Service Act of 1940, as amended, requires the registration of every male person, citizen or alien, in the
United States between the ages of twenty and forty-four inclusive, who has not heretofore registered, except such persons provided by law,
not required to register.
The Proclamations of President Roosevelt and Governor Lehman, fixed registration days, February 14, 15 and 16, 1942, for the
State of New York.
"Under the direction of the State Director of Selective Service, the chairman of each Local Board will be charged with providing
registration places and securing volunteer registrants, without expense to the Government, in such numbers as are necessary to
complete the registration in his Local Board area."
In the discharge of my duties as Chairman of Local Board No. 389, whose jurisdiction is the county of Fulton outside the
city of Gloversville, I hereby am asking your cooperation to secure the registration in your locality, for which you will probably
require one or two assistant volunteers to be selected by you. I take it for granted that you will be glad to render this service
to our country now at war.
Kindly sign the enclosed acceptance and return to me promptly in enclosed envelope which requires no stamp.
I will see that you are provided with all the information and instructions in ample time before the first registration date.
Please accept my thanks in advance for your cooperation.
Very truly yours,
Chairman, Local Board No. 389
ALEX AESCH JR. -
son of Alex and Marie Aesch was born Sept. 26, 1922. He enlisted in the service in 1942. Following basic training he was transported to the
European Theatre of Operation on the Queen Elizabeth and was in combat service in France, Holland and Germany, serving in the
Third, Sixth and Ninth Armies commanded by General Dwight D. Eisenhower, and General George Patton. He spent 133 days
fighting in the front lines along the Rhine Valley and Germany. Alex received the ATO Medal, EAMETO Medal, Good Conduct Medal,
and WWII Medal. Sargeant Aesch was discharged from the 378th. Infantry Div. Co. I on Nov. 22, 1945.
Alex married Florence Firth
who passed away in 1963. He married Mary Snedecker Rathburn in 1974. Alex retired from the Gloversville Dept. of Public Works and resides
with his wife on C. Hwy. 106, Johnstown.
SHERRIL P. ALEXANDER -
was born Feb. 2, 1910, the son of Claude and Mildred Alexander. He served in the United States Navy and trained at Brooklyn
Navy Yard and in Texas. He was a Fireman First Class. Sherril was one of the 187 men from the area leaving for induction in 1944.
There were six chartered busses. He was discharged in 1945. Sherril retired from the DeWitt Fire Co. He was married to Martha
Washburn when he was in the service, and later to Idella Eschler, then to Jane O'Brien. Sherril is deceased.
VINCENT ALVORD -
son of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Alvord was born Sept. 18, 1916 in Mayfield. He entered the Naval Services of World War II Oct. 20, 1943,
and received his basic training at Sampson Naval Base and was stationed in England and Ireland in 1944-45. He returned to Lido Beach and
attended N. C. S. C. Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass., Boston N.S.O.T.C., Bayonne New Jersey and his enlistment terminated on Oct. 5, 1945
to accept commission as Ensign SC(P) U. S. N. R.. Vince became a partner in the Alvord Glove Co., a successful Mayfield business for many,
many years. Vince is retired and is married to Ellen Mary Doakes Rulison. His first wife (deceased) was Elizabeth Naginey.
VanPAUL ATTY -
Mrs. Charlotte Atty was the mother of VanPaul Atty. He enlisted in the navy June 1943 spending 26 months overseas aboard the
U. S. S. Seafox.
In Feb 1946 he was stationed at Pier 92 Recruiting Station, New York City awaiting discharge papers, and a short time later was
discharged. VanPaul was a Torpedomans' mate Third Class. He married June Swears in Feb. 1946.
"No more information available".
THEODORE BAKER -
Have No Information
FRANK R. BARNES -
was born Sept. 20, 1912. He was inducted into the United States Service in June 1944. He attended a service school in San Diego
and was a Seaman First Class. He received the American Campaign Medal and the World War II Victory Medal. Frank was discharged from
the United States Services Jan. 5, 1946.
IRA BARNES -
was born Sept. 29, 1913. He enlisted in the service in Utica Nov. 22, 1942. Ira received the rank of Sargeant serving in the U.S.A. and was
discharged from service Feb. 21, 1946 from Fort Dix, New Jersey.
BURTON E. BECKER SR. -
was born Dec. 5, 1907, the son of Chloe Gifford Becker and John Becker. Pvt. Becker enlisted in the service June 6, 1944.
He received his basic training at Fort Dix, New Jersey. Burton served outside the U.S. with 24th. R.D., 110 Repl-Br, 546 Co. Italy. His military
service rendered in Med. ETO. His foreign service from Nov. 13, 1944 to May 20, 1945. He was a school custodian in Mayfield. His wife was
Ruth Walter. He passed away in 1987. His wife is also deceased. On March 18, 1944, Burt, Oliver VanBuren, Alwinnie Parker, Sherril
Alexander, Roger Scott, Bob Claus, and Robert Herdman all went to Utica for service examinations.
ROBERT E. BELLEN -
son of Ella Spars Bellen and Elmer Bellen was born in Mayfield July 14, 1921. He was inducted into the United States Army on August 28, 1942
and trained at Camp Upton. Robert was a private in the 486th. Bomb training Squadron and trained at Midland Texas. He (Torch) received
an honorable discharge Sept. 28, 1943 due to a disability. He married Ellen Farrai who still resides on Jackson Summit, Mayfield. Robert is
BURTON BENNETT -
son of Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Bennett was born Feb. 11, 1927. He was inducted into the service August 14, 1945. He went to Fort Dix then
to Camp Blanding, Fla. A.P.F.C. in the United States Army and was a general clerk while in Army of Occupation. Burton was discharged
from service Dec. 27, 1946. His first marriage was to Joyce Crandall. He now resides in Ganesvort New York with his present wife
Mary Lou (Rockefellow).
STANLEY BENNETT -
born August 20, 1905, son of Anna Helwig Bennett and Claude Bennett. He enlisted in the United States Navy in
Albany August 31, 1942. Stan's Foreign Service was from Nov. 1942 to Sept. 1945. He was stationed in the American-European-Pacific
Theatre. MM/1 U.S. Navy. Stan was discharged from Lido Beach is Sept. 1945. Rank Machinist M. Mate / first class V=6. His wife was
Helen Anderson. He was a glove cutter and deceased in 1979. W.W.11 Ribbons included European, African, Middle Eastern area, American
area, Asiatic Pacific area and good conduct medal.
CLIVE BERARD -
son of Mr. and Mrs. D. Berard was born Feb. 14, 1924. He enlisted in the service July 28, 1942. Clive was in Foreign Service from April 1, 1943 to June 1945, and served with H. G. Co. 2nd. Bn Central Europe. He received the Good Conduct Medal with two Bronze Stars and the European, Middle Eastern Theatre medals. In April 1943 Clive was shipped from Staten Is. And was stationed in North Africa at Oran, Algeria and Rabat Moraco. On Sept. 9, 1943 he went to Salerna Italy and spent the next twenty months as a Prisoner of War where he spent time in camps and on a farm. Clive was liberated by the Russians in May 1945, and was discharged from service October 15, 1945. He was a prisoner of the Germans. Pvt. Berard was married to Maxine Buyce (now deceased) and he resides in Florida.
ORPHEOUS BERARD -
Staff Sargeant Orpheous Berard of the Army Airforce was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Donna Berard. He entered
the armed services April 4, 1943. Orpheous was sent overseas in Jan. 1944 and served in the Mediterranean
Theatre of operations for twenty-three months. He was assigned as a photographer gunner in the oldest B-26 group, in Major
General John Cannons' 12th Army Air Force. As a photographer Orpheous participated in the attack on the
German beach defenses in Southern France. S. S. Berard earned the Distinguished Unit Badge and the
European Theatre ribbon with six stars, also the air medal and the Five Oak Cluster. Orpheous took part in
63 missions, and was awarded the Croix deGuirre Avec Palme.
JOHN C. BERRY -
was born Oct. 12, 1925 and entered the armed services of WWII Dec. 16, 1943. He was an automatic
rifleman and artillary mechanic. He was stationed with the 3rd regiment Field Artillary - Tech. 5th grade
Battery A. 8th. Battalion. John was discharged from the service Oct. 18, 1945.
EDWARD BESAW -
was born in Mayfield and inducted into the army April 29, 1943. Private Besaw was thirty two years
old when he went into service. He had been a shipping clerk. He received an honorable discharge
on Sept. 17, 1943.
FRED BETLER -
son of Charles and Ellen Wood Betler was 37 years old when he went into the
United States Army, March 17, 1944. He trained at Fort Dix, New Jersey and Macon, Georgia. He was a replacement when
so many men lost their lives on " the Beach" and his buddies called him Grandpa as he was so much older than the rest.
He was sent overseas where he was wounded in Anchen, Germany and received the Purple Heart. PFC Betler was discharged
Nov. 3, 1945 after convalescing in a Switzerland hospital and in Tuscaloosa, Alabama and Daytona Beach, Florida. Fred married
Esther Collins and on Sept. 18, 1983, Fred passed away.
HOWARD BETLER -
son of Charles and Ellen Betler, was born Dec. 22, 1917. He entered the services of the United States Army March 1944. He went to England
following training at Camp Shelby, Miss., then on to France, then he ended up in Austria. He was in the Battle of Kolmar where 30% of
our men were killed or captured. His battalion built bridges and served as regular soldiers in battle. Howard received two battle stars - 7th
Army. One was from the battle of Kolmar and the second from Southern Germany. He was with the A-Co. of the 290th. Combat
Engineers Battalion. PFC Howard was discharged from service Dec. 5, 1945. He is married to Ellen Heald of Cherry Valley and
resides in Berlin, Wisconsin. He was employed by the leather industry following his war service.
WILLIAM BLAHA -
was born in Schenectady Sept. 14, 1919. He enlisted at Albany Nov. 5, 1945. Bill was stationed with the United States Army guarding
prisoners. He was discharged from service on Jan. 2, 1948. Bill was married while in service. His wife Jean (Theresa) passed away in
1990 and Bill passed away in 1995.
DOUGLAS BLOWERS -
was the son of Ethel and Roy Blowers. He was born April 3, 1921. Doug entered the service of the United States Army on July
30, 1942. He was an aerial photographer with the 7th army. Photo Lab Technician Douglas was stationed in Germany with the
78th Infantry. He earned the Combat Infantry badge, and Good Conduct medal. Sargeant Blowers was discharged at Fort Dix, N.J. on
March 4, 1946. He was married to Bernice Winfrey. Doug passed away Sept. 9, 1997.
EARL BLOWERS -
son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Blowers was born April 15, 1922. He was inducted into the United States Army on Sept. 25, 1942 and trained at
Camp Upton. He was a switchboard operator and was stationed in Normandy, Rhineland, Northern France and Central Europe. Earl
received the rank of Sargeant and was discharged from service Oct. 11, 1945. He received the European - African - Middle Eastern Service
medals and the Good Conduct medal.
EARL BLOWERS -
There were two Earl Blowers however have information on only one.
ORLIE BLOWERS -
Have no information.
RICHARD R. BLOWERS -
was born 11, 1917. He was a Sargeant in the army with the 305th Infantry Regiment - 761st Inf. Division. Richard served in Central Europe -
Rhineland. He was awarded the American Campaign medal, European - African - Middle Eastern campaign medal, Good Conduct medal
and World War II Victory medal. He was discharged from service March 24, 1946.
LEO BOVEE -
Have no information.
WOODROW BOYLE -
son of Charles and Gertrude Simmons Boyle was born Dec. 19, 1918 in Palatine, N.Y. Woody enlisted in the United States Army Oct. 17, 1940. He
served in England, Africa, Sicily, and the European Theatre, and earned the rank of Platoon Sargeant. Woody was wounded in action and
received seven service medals. He was discharged from service July 27, 1945. Woody is married to Ruth Wemple and they reside in Port
JOSEPH BRANDT -
Have no information
DAVID BROWER -
Have no information
HARRY BROWER -
Harry Brower's parents were Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Brower. He entered the armed forces of the U.S. in July 1942. PFC Brower received his basic
training at Atlantic City, New Jersey. Brower was in active duty with the Pacific Division of Air Transport Command in the Hawaiian Islands in 1944.
PFC Brower returned home in Feb. 1946. He received the Pacific and American Theatre ribbons, Good Conduct Medal and W.W.II Victory Ribbon.
PRESTON BROWER -
son of Helen and Vernon Brower enlisted in the United States Army in 1942. He was trained at Fort Dix, Miami Beach, Scott Field, Ill., Traux
Field, Wisconsin, Sedelio, Mo. He went on to the Philippines and Okinawa, Japan. Preston received the Pacific Theatre ribbon and Good
Conduct medal. Corporal Brower was discharged Feb. 1946 from Tokyo, Japan. Preston is married to Lois Gaylord. He is retired and he and
his wife work part time in the Archives Dept., Montgomery Co., and they reside in Palatine. Preston graduated in 1950 from Cornell.
WINSTON BROWER -
is the son of the late Helen and Vernon Brower. Winston entered the United States Army services in 1945. As it was near the time of the end
of the war he was fortunate in not having to go overseas. PFC Brower received his training in Fort Dix, New Jersey, Camp Blanding, Florida, Fort
Lewis, Washington, Fort Jackson, South Carolina and Fort Belvoir, Virginia. Upon completion of the service, Winston became involved in farming. He
resides in Centralia, Washington with his wife Joyce (Delberg) of Bethell, Washington.
EUGENE BROWN -
entered the services of World War II in January 1941. Fireman Second Class Brown lost his life somewhere in the South Pacific during an engagement
with the enemy forces, after being in the service for twenty two months. Eugene was buried at sea Nov. 15, 1942 with full military honors. Eugene
married Gertrude Richardson Jan. 1942, Mayfield.
RICHARD T. BRUCE -
Richard T. Bruce was born in 1900. He enlisted in the Reserve of the United States Armed Forces in World War II. He was inducted on
August 29, 1932. Pvt. Bruce was discharged from the military service in August 1947. Bruce is deceased.
DONALD BRUNNER -
son of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Brunner was born in 1919. He entered the armed services in Oct. 1943, receiving his basic training in Greensboro,
North Carolina. When he was a Corporal he was a vaised gunner on a B-17, flying overseas in July 1944, arriving in England. He was soon after
promoted to Staff Sargeant. The following Jan. 1945, he completed his 35th mission over enemy territory. He received the Air Medal and the Five
Oakleaf Clusters. Staff Sargeant Brunner of the A. A. F. received his honorable discharge in Oct. 1945. His wife is Alma. Donald passed away in 1993.
JOHN BULGER -
was born June 19, 1923, the son of Ruth and Arch Bulger and brother of Robert F. Bulger who was killed in action in 1944. John was inducted
into the service Jan. 1, 1943 and in 1944 was stationed in England. He was located in Andrennes, Central Europe, and Rhineland. John
received the European - African - Middle Eastern Campaign medal with three bronze stars and the Victory badge. He was discharged from
service Nov. 14, 1945 at Voekemassen, Germany. Before entering the service John was a farmer and married to Irene Dutcher. Pvt. Bulger died
Feb. 17, 1990.
ROBERT FRANK BULGER -
son of Ruth and Arch Bulger was born July 25, 1925. Before entering the service he was employed by the Alvord Glove Co., Mayfield, as a glove cutter. Robert was drafted Oct. 16, 1943, receiving his basic training at Camp Edwards, Mass. Pvt. Bulger was killed in action, age 19, on Oct. 4, 1944 in Sicily, Italy. Robert was the brother of John, who was also in the services in World War II.
JOSEPH BURDETTE -
was born in Northville Oct. 17, 1918. He enlisted in the service at Camp Upton, N.J. in August 1942. He served with the 8th Air Force, 379
Bomb G.p. Joe was stationed in the European Theatre and saw Foreign Service from May 1943 to June 1945. He received his training at
Madison, Wisc. Sargeant Burdette graduated from the Army Air Force Technical School as a radio mechanic and was among the 524th. Bomb-Gp,
awarded the Presidential citation. Joseph was discharged from Service at Fort Dix, Sept. 1945
GORDON W. BURTON -
the son of Raymond and Agusta Burton was born Feb. 8, 1926. He attended Cornell U. in 1943-44 then enlisted in the United States
Air Force March 3, 1944. He trained in Pensacola, Fla., Georgia and Alabama and obtained the rank of Staff Sargeant. Gordon was discharged
from service in 1946 and went on to Hamilton College for four years. He was formerly married to Beverly Crossley. Gordon passed away in 1997.
HORACE JOHN BUYCE -
was born Nov. 30, 1918. He enlisted in the services of World War II June 6, 1944. He was a Signalman Third Class. Horace was discharged from
service Feb. 18, 1946 and worked at General Electric in Schenectady until his retirement. He was married to Kathleen and they both are deceased.
ROY CAPRON -
son of Archibald and Ida (Brewer) Capron was born Oct. 15, 1909. He enlisted in Utica April 1943 and
served with 534 AAA BA. Roy was in the European War Theatre and saw Foreign Service in Central Naples - Foggia - Rhineland - Rome- Arne -
Southern France. He received the European African Middle Eastern Service medal, Good Conduct medal and Arrowhead medal. Roy was discharged
from service at Fort Dix in Oct. 25, 1945. Roy, now deceased was married to Marian Stafford (Graham) who resides in the area. He was employed by
DOT following his service.
HARRY CARTER -
was born in Mayfield July 23, 1921. He enlisted in the services of World War II in 1946. Harry served with the
Air Transport in the Asiatic Theatre M/Sgt United States Army. He saw Foreign Service 1943 to 1945. He was discharged in 1945. Harry and his wife
Mildred are deceased.
DONALD CHATTERTON -
was born Feb. 8, 1919. He entered the services of the United States Navy in World War II August
10, 1943. He trained at Sampson then went to the Philippines. He received the American Theatre medal, Asiatic Pacific medal and Victory medal
as well as the Philippine Liberation ribbon. Donald received his discharge from the Navy Jan. 14, 1947 Baker 2nd class USNR. He worked for the
DeGolyer Lumber Co.
WILLIAM CHATTERTON -
was born July 1, 1923. He enlisted in the Army of the Untied States Dec. 15, 1944 Tec. 5th grade, Co. A. 359th
Infantry. Bill was stationed in Ardennes - Central Europe, and Northern France, Rhineland. He received the European - Middle Eastern - African
Service medal, Victory medal and Good Conduct medal. Bill was discharged from service Dec. 28, 1945. He retired from the Postal Service in 1985.
ROBERT CLAUS -
son of Perry and Harriet Claus was born in 1914. He entered the services of the United States Army in 1944. Bob
left for the service with one of the largest contingencies in the area for induction examination. Pvt. Claus was employed by the Amsterdam Carpet Mill
when he completed his army service. Bob was married to Norma Wilder who resides in Mayfield. He passed away in 1992.
ALAN L. CLEVELAND -
was born on July 23, 1923. He enlisted in the Service of the United States during WWII on June 26, 1942.
He trained in the United States and did not go overseas. He received a disability discharge from the service on Nov. 13, 1942.
BENEDICT J. CLOSE -
was the son of Jack Close. He was born in 1923. Ben was inducted into the service of the United States
Army on March 22, 1943 Tech. 5th grade. His army specialty was a truck driver. He was discharged from service a few months later, in Nov. 1943 and
was a farmer.
LEON COOK -
was born Sept. 15, 1923. He was inducted into the service on Aug. 18, 1941 and trained at Newport, Rhode Island,
Brooklyn and Camp LeJune, No. Carolina, Leon received the American Theatre medal, American Defense medal, Victory medal, Asiatic Pacific medal
with two Stars and the Purple Heart. He was discharged from service on July 19, 1946, and was a glove maker. He is deceased.
GEORGE G. COOPER -
was born on April 30, 1927, and was the son of George Wm. Cooper and Helen Elizabeth Schuyler. He
enlisted in the United States service, World War II on July 13, 1945. George served in Bremen and Bremerhaven, Germany. PFC Cooper, U S
Army received a Marksmanship badge and other medals. He was discharged from service on Dec. 19, 1946. George was a military policeman
and served on jeep patrol. He was married to Dorothy Snowden. He passed away Dec. 18, 1983.
son of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Craig was born Aug. 27, 1920. He
enlisted in the armed services June 8, 1943. He trained at
Parris Island, South Carolina and Tent City, North
Carolina. In March 1944 he was shipped out from the West
Coast. PFC Craig participated in the invasions of Saipan
where he was wounded in action. He was awarded the Purple
Heart. Later he was stationed in Iwo Jima and wounded the
second time. He was 24 years old. Earl also
received the Presidential Unit Citation, as well as other badges
HARRY CRAIG -
was born in 1902. He was a Pvt. in the Army of the United States during World War II. Harry was married to
Eleanor Craig. He passed away in 1976.
LEVI CROMER -
was born in 1916. He was inducted into the Army of the United States in World War II on Nov. 21, 1942. PFC
Cromer was an orderly with the Medical Detachment Halloran D.H. Levi received his discharge from the army on Oct. 26, 1943.
ROBERT CROWTER -05/28/02
(he used J. but his birth certificate didn't) he died in Gloversville in 1974 and is buried there. He was born in Northampton,
N. Y. on 6/20/1911 and he was the youngest of 5 living kids at the time. His mother, Margaret Sweet died 1911 when he
was born and his father George P. Crowter died in 1949 and they are buried in Giffords Valley
Cemetery near Northville.
His brother was Rufus Crowter born 1/9/1905 and died in Washington DC. They had three sisters Viola Obrien
(husband Steward known as PICK, he owned a taxi in Gloversville) from Mayfield, Florence Bilger (husband Jack) Gloversville
and Irean (?) Collins (husband Tom) from Gloversville. Robert was in the Philippines in WWII and was sent home to
Hallerin (don't know if spelled right - was on Victory Blvd.) Hospital on Staten Island, N.
Y. where he met my mother
Catherine E. Cook. She now lives in Utica, her surname is Blystone, she is 74. Robert belonged to the VFW in Gloversville.
Submitted by his son, Robert
(Bob) Crowter, Jr. in Sacramento, California.
REV. RALPH CURTIS -
pastor of the Mayfield United Methodist Church was appointed Chaplain in the United States Navy in June
1941. He spent three months training in Newport, Rhode Island before being assigned to active duty. He married Barbara Miller of Troy, and did not
reside in Mayfield following his service duty.
HARRY DAVISON -
was born June 22, 1909. He entered the armed forces in Nov. 1943 receiving his basic training at Fort
Bragg. He left for overseas duty in Nov. 1944. He was stationed in Germany before entering a rest camp in Belgium in April 1946. Before entering
the service he was employed by the VanBuren Glove Co. His wife Marian was from Corinth. Davison passed away August 13, 1966.
JOHN DAVISON -
the son of Mae and John Davison was born in 1924. He was in active service for two years in the Pacific
Islands and Tokyo. Jack was discharged from service in June 1946. He was married to Jean DeGolyer and they resided on Phelps St., until his
death in 1998.
JAMES DAY -
son of Earl and Jennie Pettingill Day was born Sept. 23, 1925. He was inducted into the United States Army
Sept. 23, 1943. He was promoted to Staff Sargeant and received the Asiatic - Pacific medal, AM Camp medal and the Victory medal. Jim was
discharged April 26, 1946. He was employed by a gas company after being discharged from service. Jim's first wife was Barbara Tabor, his second
wife was Joan Schreckenberger. Jim passed away June 17, 1985 and had always resided in Mayfield.
FRANK DELANEY -
was the son of Mrs. Emma Delaney. He was a member of the United States Marine Corps and received
training at Port Chicago, Calf. Upon discharge he had received the rank of Sargeant and pursued work in the glove business. He married Mrs.
Bernadine Branch of Oakland, Calf. Frank passed away in Calf., in 1998.
CHARLES DEMING -
Have no information.
HARLAND DEMING -
Have no information.
FLOYD DENMAN -
was the leader of the induction group which left Gloversville Selective Service Board #388 in May 1945.
RUSSELL DENMAN -
son of Daisy (Saxenheimer) and Floyd Denman was born Dec. 8, 1915. He enlisted in the United
States Navy in April 1945. Following his short service he was employed in construction work. He was discharged 1946. He had trained at Sampson
Naval Base, and Norman Okla. - Aircraft Aviation Machinist. He obtained the rank of 3rd class officer. He was discharged from service May 1946. His
first wife was Muriel Olson of Mayfield. His present wife and he reside in Ticonderoga, N.Y.
ANDREW DINGMAN -
was born July 9, 1909. He was inducted into the United States Army on April 21, 1944 at Fort Dix, N.J. 377th
Infantry Regiment Co. He was a tanner when inducted into the service. Andrew was stationed in the Rhineland and received the American Campaign
medal, EAME Campaign medal, Good Conduct and Victory medals. He obtained the rank of Corporal. He was discharged from service April 18, 1946.
EARL DINGMAN -
Have no information.
FLOYD DINGMAN -
son of Mr. and Mrs. John Dingman was born July 28, 1918. He was a knitting machine operator when he was
inducted into the service on June 27, 1942. He was a radar crewman and received the American Defense medal, American Theatre ribbon, Good
Conduct and Victory medals. Floyd was discharged from service Dec. 2, 1945.
HAROLD C. DINGMAN -
was born June 5, 1915. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. John Dingman. He was a machinist when he
was inducted into the service June 26, 1941. Was a PFC in the army. He received the American Service medal, EAME Service medal, Good
Conduct and Victory medals. He was discharged Dec. 9, 1946.
JOHN W. DINGMAN -
was born in Mayfield May 7, 1925. On May 26, 1943 he enlisted in the service. John served with Co. D -
417th Reg in the European Theatre. PFC Dingman was in Foreign Service from Nov. 23, 1944 to May 18, 1945. He was wounded in service and
received the Purple Heart, Three Battle Stars, European and African medals and Eastern Service Star. He was in Foreign Service until 1945 when
he was discharged on March 3, 1946 from Fort Dix.
WALTER DINGMAN -
was born Sept. 27, 1917. He enlisted at Fort Dix Feb 19, 1943 and served with the 6th Armored INT-INRM.
Walter was in the ETO Theatre being in Foreign Service from July 15, 1943 to July 10, 1944. Sgt. Dingman was discharged at Fort Dix on Dec. 12, 1945.
WESLEY DINGMAN -
son of Lillian and John Dingman was born in 1916. He enlisted in the service March 12, 1945 and received
his basic training at Fort Dix. From there he was stationed in Manila. Bud was in the Infantry and received the Asiatic Pacific Campaign medal, Good
Conduct medal and WW Victory medal. He received his discharge on May 16, 1946 then worked as a fireman and security at the area Navy depot.
Wesley married Irma Narosky. He passed away in 1975 and Irma resides in Gloversville.
MAYNARD DIXON -
son of Mr. and Mrs. William Agnew and grandson of Baltus Dixon was born in 1918. He graduated from Annapolis
Naval Academy, Feb. 1941. He was the first Fulton Co. youth outside of Gloversville and Johnstown to be graduated from the academy and he received
the rank of Ensign. He soon left for active service and spent eleven months in the South Pacific and two years in the Atlantic area. He was in the
battle of Casablanca during the invasion of North Africa by American troops. The ship of which the Lieut. was an officer was struck several times by
enemy shells. He married Rose Costes in 1942. He passed away about 1994.
HUGH DONLON -
son of Mr. and Mrs. Truman Donlon was born April 21, 1919. He entered the armed forces in May 1943, going
overseas in Aug. 1944. He served as gunner on B-24 Liberator with the 8th Air Force and in May 1945 was promoted from Staff Sargeant to Technical
Sargeant. He participated in many combat missions over Germany and enemy occupied Europe. He holds the "Air Medal" with an Oak Leaf Cluster
for meritorious achievement in aerial combat. After completing 27 missions he arrived home in June 1945 for furlough after being stationed in
England, then received his discharge Oct. 1945. Hugh and his wife Eileen are retired and reside in Florida.
ROBERT DONLON -
son of Mr. and Mrs. Truman Donlon entered the services of the U. S. Army in 1942. In April 1943 he was
promoted to Corporal with a rating of Aerial Engineer attending the Midland Army Flying School. He received a Sgt. AAF rating. He was stationed in
the European Theatre with the 9th Army in France. While stationed in England, he met his brother Hugh at a Red Cross Canteen.
EZRA DUTCHER -
Deceased. Have no information.
ROBERT E. DUTCHER -
was born Oct. 10, 1925. He was a PFC with Co. K 271st Infantry. Bob was stationed in Rhineland as a
rifleman. He received the Purple Heart, European-African-Middle Eastern Service medal and Good Conduct medal. He was discharged from service
in Oct. 17, 1945.
RUSSELL DUTCHER -
son of John and Ivy (Handy) Dutcher was born Sept. 12, 1924. He enlisted in the U. S. Army and spent time
in Rhine-Central Europe. He was discharged from service Nov. 28, 1945. His first wife was Eva Parks. He later married Nellie Wilson. Russell
passed away Dec. 24, 1993. Co. A. 134 Inf. Reg.
On to Section 2 of Mayfield WWII Servicemen Biographies