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World War II

World War·II was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, although related conflicts began earlier. It involved the vast majority of the world's nations—including all of the great powers—eventually forming two opposing military alliances: the Allies and the Axis.

The war in Europe concluded with an invasion of Germany by the Western Allies and the Soviet Union, culminating in the capture of Berlin by Soviet and Polish troops and the subsequent German unconditional surrender on 8 May 1945. Following the Potsdam Declaration by the Allies on 26 July 1945 and the refusal of Japan to surrender under its terms, the United States dropped atomic bombs on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki on 6 August and 9 August respectively. With an invasion of the Japanese archipelago imminent, the possibility of additional atomic bombings, and the Soviet Union's declaration of war on Japan and invasion of Manchuria, Japan surrendered on 15 August 1945. Thus ended the war in Asia, cementing the total victory of the Allies.

Source: Wikipedia

Daniel’s World War II Ancestors

Name

 

Service

Relation

George A. McCartney
(1922 - 1942)

 

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     George (brother of Ross and Jack) enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps on 7 January 1942, as a Private in Battery “I,” 3rd Battalion, 10th Marines. He was killed in action on 25 October 1942, by shell fgrament wounds in the head when his ship (Yard Patrol #284) was sunk by enemy naval gunfire in the Guadalcanal area (an isalnd of the national of Solomon Island in the south western Pacific, northeast of Australia). His remains were never recovered; there is a memorial for him at Fort William McKinley Cemetery (also known as the Manila American Cemetery and Memorial) in Manila, Republic of the Philippines.

2C2R

(maternal)

 

 

 

 

Jack Fenton McCartney
(1924 - 2003)

 

Chester Winslow gravestone

     Jack (brother of Ross and George) enlisted on 3 January 1942 in the U.S. Marine Corps and was discharged on 16 March 1945.

2C2R

(maternal)

 

 

 

 

Rosco “Ross” Walter McCartney
(1915 - 1992)

 

USArmy1

     Ross (brother of George and Jack) enlisted in the U.S. Army as Private on 31 August 1942, at Sacramento, California. He was discharged on 9 February 1946.

2C2R

(maternal)

 

 

 

 

PFC Durward Alton Meadows
(1921 - 1941)

 

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     Durward served in the U.S. Army Air Forces as a Private First Class. He was assigned to Headquarters Squadron, 18th Bomber Wing in Hawaii where he was killed in action on 7 December 1941 when he was running to his plane at Hickam Field during the surprise Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. He is bured at the Punchbowl National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific in Honolulu, Hawaii and posthumously received the Purple Heart.

1C1R

(maternal)

 

Clarence Oscar Norris
(1905 - 1984)

 

Chester Winslow gravestone

     Clarence served in the U.S. Army as a Private. He enlisted on 9 February 1943.He was discharged on 14 October 1945.

1C3R

(paternal)

 

 

 

 

Lt. Elden Douglas Orand
(1906 - 1968)

 

Chester Winslow gravestone

     Elden enlisted in the U.S. Navy on 9 December 1938 as a Machinists’s Mate First Class. He served on the USS Swordfish, the USS Pickerel, USS Holland, and the USS Sculpin. Elden was promoted to Lieutenant JG on 4 May 1942.
     He also served in the
Korean War.

1C2R

(paternal)

 

 

 

 

Robert Riley Silvear
(1916 - 1991)

 

Chester Winslow gravestone

     Robert enlisted in the U.S. Army on 2 November 1942 as a Private in San Francisco.

1C2R

(paternal)

 

 

 

 

Arthur Floyd “Doc” Webb
(1913 - 1987)

 

Chester Winslow gravestone

     Arthur enlisted in the U.S. Army as a Private on 7 May 1940 in Lubbock, Texas. He was discharged on 18 June 1942.

2C1R

(maternal)

 

 

 

 

Virgil Michael Lafayette Webb
(1909 - 1954)

 

Chester Winslow gravestone

     Virgil enlisted as a Private in the U.S. Army, from Texas, on 3 May 1940. He was honorably discharged on 28 December 1943 at the with the rank of Technician Fourth Grade, the equivalent of Sergeant. He is buried at the Los Angeles National Cemetery.

Granduncle

(maternal)

 

 

 

 

Walter Lewis “Danger” Webb
(1906 - 1977)

 

Chester Winslow gravestone

     Walter enlisted in the U.S. Army on 26 February 1942 as a Private at Fort Bliss, El Paso, Texas.

Granduncle

(maternal)

 

 

 

 

Glenn Edward Wells
(1925 - 2007)

 

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     Glenn served on the USS San Juan, with a muster date of 31 March 1943.

3C1R

(maternal)

 

 

 

 

Russell Thomas Witt
(1912-1956)

 

Chester Winslow gravestone

     Russell first enlisted in the U.S. Air Force on 28 July 1931 and was honorably discharged on 9 July 1934. He re-enlisted on 17 July 1934 and was honorably discharged on 16 July 1937. He re-enlisted several other times: 24 January 1939, 8 January 1944, 22 August 1951, 2 August 1955, and died in service, in Korea, on 3 June 1956.

Third Husband
of
Grandaunt

(maternal)

Debbie’s World War II Ancestors

Name

 

Service

Relation

Lt. Frederick Thomas Stewart
(1917 - 1944)

 

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     Fred enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corps on 13 January 1942 as a Private. He received his commision to First Lieutenant at the Stockton,CA Army Air Field, on 28 July 1943, where he trained as a bomber pilot. In July 1944 he went oversees. He was serving as a co-pilot in a tanker plane based in India. Fred was killed in an airplane crash on 22 October 1944 near Chengtu, China.

1C2R

(paternal)

 

 

 

 

Kenneth Edward Stewart
(1911 - 2003)

 

USArmy

     Kenneth served in the U.S. Army, enlisting on 10 June 1942. He was discharged on 17 December 1945.

1C2R

(paternal)

 

 

 

 

Stephen Albert Stewart
(1912 - 1993)

 

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     Stephen enlisted in the U.S. Army on 23 June 1942 in Sacramento,CA as a Private. He was later promoted to Sergeant, and discharged on 13 November 1945.

Granduncle

(paternal)


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