September Casualties

Private Charles Mc Ginty was killed in action on Sept. 29, 1918.

Private First Class Thomas J. Mooney was killed in action on Sept. 27, 1918.

Cpl. Benjamin Lucas, 23, was killed in a plane crash in China on Sept. 28, 1945.

Marine Corp. William J. Salmon, 21, was killed in action Sept. 23, 1944, on Peleleiu on Palau Islands in the South Pacific.

Tuskeegee Airman Flight Officer Leonard R. Willette, 22, was declared killed in action. He had been listed as missing in action since Sept. 22, 1944.

Sgt. John F. Verian, 22, of Washington Avenue, was killed in action in the midst of the Siegried Line in Germany.

Marine Sgt. William J. Mears, of Jefferson Street, was killed in action in Peleliu on Palau Islands in the South Pacific on Sept. 15, 1944.

Glenn C. Nelson, 21, missing since his ship-destroyer Warrington went down off the Virginia coast Sept. 12 in what was to be known as the Great Atlantic Hurricane of Sept. 14, 1944.

Quartermaster 3/c William Russell White, 30, was presumed to be dead by the Navy. White had not been heard from since his destroyer the USS Rowan was blown up off the beaches of Salerno, Italy, on Sept. 11, 1943.

Seaman 2/c Thomas A. Peacock, 20, was killed in action and buried at sea in the area of Malta, in the invasion of Sicily on Sept. 11, 1943.

Sgt. Frank H. Metzler, 21, was presumed dead. Sgt. Metzler, a tail gunner on a Flying Fortress, had been overseas five weeks before being reported missing in Germany since March 8, 1944.

Sgt. Arthur H. Lundgren, of Smith Street, died at Fort Dix, in September 1942.

Ordnanceman 3/c John F. Kirwin was killed in the South Pacific when his patrol plane crashed at sea on Sept. 5, 1944.

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