US MILITARY CEMETERY TOWNSVILLE
LOCATED AT BELGIAN GARDENS, TOWNSVILLE, QLD
DURING WW2

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There were approximately 390 US Servicemen
buried in the Townsville US Cemetery

The details for 215 of these are listed below

There were many more US Servicemen who were killed in north Queensland in Aircraft Crashes. Their bodies were never recovered, particularly from those  that crashed into the sea off the north Queensland coastline

 

Graves Registration Section,
Quartermaster Section, Base Section Two

 

uscemetery.jpg (47508 bytes) The US Military Cemetery in Townsville was located in sections 2E, 2G and 4G right beside Jimmy's Lookout

Click on drawing to enlarge

 

The Cemetery was closed in 1946. All of the deceased who were buried in this US Cemetery were exhumed after the war and their remains were returned to the USA for burial in their home town cemeteries.

The flagpole from this former US Cemetery site has been relocated to the NQ Military Museum in the grounds of Jezzine Barracks at Kissing Point.

 

"The base for this flag pole was erected during World War II at the American Cemetery located in Townsville.

The cemetery was closed in 1946 when the bodies were removed and reburied in America in the soldiers home town cemeteries.

Our many thanks to the 18th Field Squ. Royal Australian Engineers - Lavarack Barracks Townsville who carried out the removal - movement - and resetting of this flag pole base from the old cemetery located near Belgian Gardens to this current location.

Our many thanks to the Townsville City Council and members of the Coral Sea Commemoration for making the 5th Air Force Memorial possible."

 

The Eagle from the top of the original flagpole is now located on the flagpole at the Scout Den just up the road from the Townsville War Cemetery at Belgian Gardens where 222 Australian service personnel were buried.

"To commemorate the presentation of Flag Pole and Eagle

by

His Excellency U.S. Ambassador

P.H. Alston

21 - 6 - 1980

Don by C.R.P.L." 

 

NOTE:- I have used a colour scheme to indicate those who were killed in a single event such as an Air Crash or a road accident. I've alternated between a pastel green and pastel blue colour and yellow. In some cases there may be a burial in the middle of a number of burials from the one incident. In this case I have kept the same colour either side of the other unrelated burial. 

In some cases I have added links from words such as (Air Crash) which will take you to another home page which will give you the details of the event. I have also added other links to take you to details on the Unit that the person served with.

I have tried to make this table an exact replica of the Burial Records. The only real change I have made is to the date format to make sure there is no confusion between the American and Australian way of showing days and months. Any words shown in red are my extra notes.

 

NAME AGE BORN ADDRESS CAUSE DATE OF
INTERNMENT
RELIGION PLOT
NO.
Gillingham, Bernard - USA - - 12 Apr 42 -  
Almeida, Louis A. 23 Pennsylvania Garbutt Air Crash 22 Apr 42 -  
Baxter, R.H. 24 New York Garbutt Air Crash 22 Apr 42 -  
Ingram, Jack 23 Illinois Garbutt Air Crash 22 Apr 42 -  
Meadors, Joe H. 27 Sth Carolina Garbutt Air Crash 22 Apr 42 -  
Taylor, Edgar B? 24 New York Garbutt Air Crash 22 Apr 42 -  
Keich, Robert A. 24 Ohio Garbutt Air Crash 22 Apr 42 -  
Haswell, Joe H. 21 Ohio Garbutt Air Crash 22 Apr 42 -  
Kotcher, Joseph 23 Illinois Garbutt Air Crash 22 Apr 42    
Silverman David L. - - - Air Crash 11 May 42 Hebrew  
Bullock, George H. - - - Air Crash
Reid River
18 May 42 -  
Rye, Robert H. - - - Air Crash
Reid River
18 May 42 -  
Currie, James - - - Air Crash
Reid River
18 May 42 -  
Phipps, John H. - - - Air Crash
Reid River
18 May 42 -  
Oliver, Jack U. - - - Air Crash
Reid River
18 May 42 -  
Cunningham, John E. - - - Air Crash
Reid River
18 May 42 -  
Kovach, Joseph A. - - - Air Crash
Reid River
18 May 42 -  
Durward, Davis R. (Jnr.) - - - Air Crash
Reid River
18 May 42 -  
Bog?uszewski, Stanley - - - Accident Sth Townsville 19 May 42 Roman Catholic  
Tallmun, Wilfred B. - USA Antill Plains Suicide 25 May 42 Protestant  
Plain, William P. - USA Antill Plains Air crash, Bowling Green Bay 25 May 42 Protestant  
Basely, Tomie - USA - - 20 Jun 42    
Anderson, Ralph E. - USA - - 6 Jul 42    
Gates, William - USA - - 2 Jul 42 Protestant  
McKenna, Eugene S. 23 USA Paxton St., Nth Ward, Tville - 15 Jul 42 Protestant  
Purcell, Richard W. - USA Cloncurry - 20 Jul 42 Protestant  
Oxley, Gilbert, L. - USA - - 27 Jul 42 Protestant  
Halpenn?, Eugene, L. - USA Cairns - 28 Jul 42 Catholic  
Ralp, Sam - USA - - 3 Aug 42 Protestant  
Morehouse, Wiley Sgt. - USA - - 7 Aug 42 Protestant  
Chapman, Richard E. - USA Charters Towers - 11 Aug 42 Protestant  
Townsend, Edwin G? - - Charters Towers Air Crash 14 Aug 42 Protestant  
Young, Harry C. - - Charters Towers Volumous small intestine gengrene 14 Aug 42 Protestant  
Winfrey, Sil - - Charters Towers Air Crash 14 Aug 42 Protestant  
Smith, Arthur C. - - Charters Towers Bronchial Pneumonia 14 Aug 42 Protestant  
Cochran, James F. - - Charters Towers Air Crash 14 Aug 42 Protestant  
Komm, Bernard - USA Charters Towers Air Crash 14 Aug 42 Protestant  
Davidson, Norman J. - - Charters Towers Air Crash 14 Aug 42 Protestant  
Albaugh, John E. - - Charters Towers Air Crash 14 Aug 42 Protestant  
Myers, Joseph W. - - Charters Towers Air Crash 14 Aug 42 Roman Catholic  
Goldstick, Isador - - Charters Towers Acute yellow Aproaly? 14 Aug 42 Jewish  
Sneyder, Earl Sgt - USA Mareeba - 20 Aug 42 Protestant  
Merker, Bernard 28 - - Air Crash 23 Aug 42 Jewish  
Tarod, Ralph 29 - - Air Crash 23 Aug 42 Protestant  
Railing , William M. 23 - - Air Crash 23 Aug 42 Protestant  
Hammersmith, G.W. - USA - Air Crash 23 Aug 42 Protestant  
Randall, Herman T. 23 USA - Air Crash 23 Aug 42 Protestant  
Adams, Coy 26 USA - Air Crash 23 Aug 42 Protestant  
Bastion, James S. - USA - Accident at Garbutt Lorry & Train 18 Sep 42 Catholic  
Garratt, Leslie L. - USA -   18 Sep 42 Protestant  
Donker, L.W. - USA -   18 Sep 42 Protestant  
Chorn, Ralph - USA -   18 Sep 42 Protestant  
Case, Robert G. - USA -   18 Sep 42 Protestant  
Kaynor, J.C. - USA -   18 Sep 42 Protestant  
Camp, L. - USA -   18 Sep 42 Protestant  
Henson, Hershell R.O. - 403583 USA -   18 Sep 42 Protestant  
Kritzmacher, F.W.O. - 403236 USA -   18 Sep 42 Protestant  
Doran John P. - 6884679 USA -   18 Sep 42 Protestant  
Samara, J.A. - 6845149 USA -   18 Sep 42 Protestant  
Rodriquez, Bogelio? G. - 38032074 USA -   18 Sep 42 Catholic  
Moreali, Ray A. - 20142208 USA - - 19 Sep 42 Catholic  
Sharp, Richard T. 21 0-433739 USA - Air Crash 26 Sep 42 Protestant  
Jett, Earl W. 21 0-725624 USA - Air Crash 26 Sep 42 Protestant  
Taggart (or Tregart), Charles W. 20 18084313 USA - Air Crash 26 Sep 42 Protestant  
Johnson, Edward E. 23 12044148 USA Plattsberg, N.Y. Air Crash 26 Sep 42 Protestant  
Hahn, Fred A. - 844042 USA - - 27 Sep 42 Protestant  
Primrose, William E. Sgt - USA Reid River Motor Accident 2 Oct 42 Protestant  
Baish, Henry G. - USA Reid River - 6 Oct 42 Protestant  
Odorisio, Frank - 13012308 USA 12th Stn. Hos. - 10 Oct 42 Catholic  
Dye, Frank - 35214228 USA 208th C.A. Gunshot wound, Rowes Bay 14 Oct 42 Protestant  
Dubas, Jos. H. - 36114666 USA - - 24 Oct 42 Catholic  
Clueck?, George F. 24 01-4-10246 - Plane Crash, Magnetic Island 24 Oct 42 Protestant  
Fanning, Marquish D. - 35210202 USA Mareeba - 1 Nov 42 Protestant  
Holmekangas, John A. - 17025693 USA Garbutt - 4 Nov 42 Protestant  
Nowlin, Richard - 0426187? USA 35th Pursuit Sq. - 7 Nov 42 Catholic  
Love, Robert B. - 0430827 USA 36th Pursuit Sq. Plane Crash 7 Nov 42 Protestant  
Kennedy, James A. - 6885676 USA 40th Bomb Sq. - 7 Nov 42 Catholic  
Frankforttier, Richard C. - 35040529 USA 90th Bomb Sq. Plane Crash 9 Nov 42 Protestant  
McAllister, Joseph D. - 0-724637 USA 71st Bomb Sq. Plane Crash 11 Nov 42 Protestant  
Evans, Donald (Corp.) - 18069309 USA 71st Bomb Sq. Plane Crash 11 Nov 42 Protestant  
Green, Walter - 0-6599-70 USA 71st Bomb Sq. Plane Crash 11 Nov 42 Protestant  
Hale, Frank Edison 33 USA Merchant Marine Motor Accident 11 Nov 42 Protestant  
Evans, Chas - 7022202 USA Garbutt Plane Crash 11 Nov 42 Catholic  
Siemons, Fred P. - 18070026 USA 408th Bomb Sq. - 13 Nov 42 Catholic  
Fillmore Dale E. - 37006605 USA 46th Engineers - 16 Nov 42 Protestant  
Williams, Alfred - 37056971 USA Coy "B", 46th Engineers - 18 Nov 42 Protestant  
Crenshaw, William R. - 38042638 USA Coy "B", 46th Engineers 18 Nov 42 Protestant  
Gruber, Eugene H. - 39233316 USA Coy "B", 46th Engineers - 18 Nov 42 Protestant  
Dee, William J. - 16067297 USA 90th Bomb Grp. - 19 Nov 42 Protestant  
Larson, Paul R. - 023854 USA 90th Bomb Grp. - 19 Nov 42 Protestant  
Dilotti, Lewis A. - 35376226 USA 90th Bomb Grp. - 19 Nov 42 Protestant  
Red, Claude D. - 18063101 USA 90th Bomb Grp. - 19 Nov 42 Protestant  
Halgreen, Axel J. - 12033336 USA 90th Bomb Grp. - 19 Nov 42 Protestant  
Meuthirg, David C. - 0726929 USA 90th Bomb Grp. - 19 Nov 42 Catholic  
Irving, Ernest I. - 6116757 USA 90th Bomb Grp. - 19 Nov 42 Catholic  
Sipple, William F. - 0791004 USA 90th Bomb Grp. - 19 Nov 42 Catholic  
Picker, Lester L. - 35268447? USA 90th Bomb Grp. - 20 Nov 42 Catholic  
Bassman, Herbert R. - 0725576 USA 90th Bomb Grp. - 20 Nov 42 Protestant  
Patty, Harry L. - 3316669 USA 90th Bomb Grp. - 20 Nov 42 Protestant  
Nickens, Wade W. - 38067731 USA Coy "B", 46th Engineers - 20 Nov 42 Protestant  
Ford, Herbert A. - 38067384 USA Coy "B", 46th Engineers - 20 Nov 42 Protestant  
Tremis, Othan B. - 33042876 USA 7th Port. Hospital - 21 Nov 42 Protestant  
Smith, Harold, T. - 2014-2648? USA 197th Coast. Art. - 22 Nov 42 Protestant  
Scanlan, Thomas P. - 6220413 USA 43rd Bomb Grp. - 24 Nov 42 Catholic  
Mitchell, Beverly W. - 34002748 USA 46th Engineers - 24 Nov 42 Protestant  
Galindo, Eusileio - 39006925 USA 621st Ordnance Cycle Accident 3 Dec 42 Catholic  
Lancaster, William H. - 6971404 USA 90th Bomb Sqdn. Air Crash 14 Dec 42 Protestant  
Keeter, John S. - 0404019 USA 90th Bomb Sqdn. Air Crash 14 Dec 42 Protestant  
Stephenson, Glenwood G. - 023128 USA 90th Bomb Sqdn. Air Crash 14 Dec 42 Protestant  
Hodges, James B. - 20467556 USA 104 C.A. Btn (A.A.) Electrocuted 14 Dec 42 Protestant  
De Armond, George C. - 7002646 USA 90th Bomb Sqdn. Air Crash 14 Dec 42 Protestant  
Morris, Jimmie D. - 6970723 USA 90th Bomb Sqdn. Air Crash 14 Dec 42 Protestant  
Tisonyia, Eugene - USA 90th Bomb Sqdn. Air Crash 14 Dec 42 Catholic  
English, James P.   6700452? USA 90th Bomb Sqdn. Air Crash 14 Dec 42 Protestant  
Blalock, Henry J. - 20453795 USA Co. I, 503rd Prcht. Drowning 30 Dec 42 Protestant  
Ford, Walter R. - 030271 USA Garbutt Air Crash 31 Dec 42 Protestant  
House, Herman E. (Negro) 6916588 USA Mount Isa - 1 Jan 43 Protestant  
Moore, Willie L. (Negro) 37053966 USA Co. "C", 29th QM Regt. - 1 Jan 43 Protestant  
Save, Samuel G. - 18047336 USA 27th. Ser. Sq. - 1 Jan 43 Protestant  
Offers, Melville - 023263 USA 405th Bomb Sq., 38th B. Gp. - 4 Jan 43 Protestant  
Pappano, William A. - 0421301 USA 408th Bomb Sq., 22nd B. Gp Air Crash 4 Jan 43 Protestant  
Lelik, Andrew - 12029966 USA 90th Bomb Sq., 3rd Bomb Gp. Air Crash 9 Jan 43 Catholic  
Gibson, Archibald B. - 6971481 USA 90th Bomb Sq., 3rd Bomb Gp. Air Crash 9 Jan 43 Protestant  
Petersen, Malcolm E. - 0397451 USA 22nd TP. Carrier Sq. Air Crash 9 Jan 43 Protestant  
Lenn, John R. - 0315444? USA 22nd TP. Carrier Sq. Air Crash 9 Jan 43 Protestant  
Johnson William R. - 0422025 USA 90th Bomb Sq., 3rd Bomb Gp. Air Crash 9 Jan 43 Protestant  
Penler, Stephen - 0321823 USA CML. SEC, HQ USASOS Air Crash 9 Jan 43 Catholic  
Faris, Robert M. - 0295946 USA CML. SEC., 5th Air Force Air Crash 9 Jan 43 Protestant  
Prunty, Neil J. - 6274189 USA 4th Depot Repair Sq. Air Crash (may have been in the above crash) 10 Jan 43 Protestant  
Walker, Harry V. - 0661408 USA 370th Service Co. - 10 Jan 43 Protestant  
Nutting, William A. - 6565320 USA HQ Bty, 3rd Bn C.A. - 16 Jan 43 Protestant  
Fettner, Eliga C. - 287-24-73 USA U.S.S. Helm - 18 Jan 43 Protestant  
Wilbur, Myron A. - 34094733? HQ Co. 101? Bn 503rd Inf. - 20 Jan 43 Protestant  
Leepold, Aloys F. - 0661338 USA 90th Bomb Sq., 3rd Bomb Gp. - 22 Jan 43 Catholic  
Landry, Rubert M. - 11013683 USA 90th Bomb Sq., 3rd Bomb Gp. - 22 Jan 43 Catholic  
Blessington, Howard - 0660448 USA 90th Bomb Sq., 3rd Bomb Gp. - 22 Jan 43 Protestant  
Johnson, Raymond - 0790347? USA 90th Bomb Sq., 3rd Bomb Gp. - 22 Jan 43 Protestant  
Malizzio, John J. - 36048901 USA 163rd Infantry - 27 Jan 43 Catholic  
Hundsness, Theodore - 282887 USA U.S. Marine Corp. - 28 Jan 43 Protestant  
Berger, Emery, P. - 33055391 USA 37th Ord. Co., 3rd Corp - 5 Feb 43 Protestant  
Ciarlo, Anthony, P. - 31056872 USA Co. B., 162nd Infantry - 15 Feb 43 Catholic  
Stuart, John P. - 39307143 USA Port. Det. "A" - 15 Feb 43 Protestant  
Langer, Joseph E. - 6932191 USA Ser. Co. 503 Infantry Rgt. - 23 Feb 43 Catholic  
Payne, Bob * 20943059 USA Co. "D", 163rd Rgt. - 23 Feb 43 Protestant  
Petrie, Bernard R. - 12045694? USA Co. "B", 503rd Rgt. - 4 Mar 43 -  
Heer, William M. - USA U.S. Marines - 2 Mar 43 -  
Akins, A.L. * 120451694? USA Co. "B", 503rd Rgt. - 4 Mar 43 Protestant  
Truett, Clyde - 6548000 USA 15th Weather - 5 Mar 43 Catholic  
Naismith, James - 0888424 USA Bty "B", 104th C.A. (??) - 9 Mar 43 Protestant  
Williams, Leonard - 32131834 USA Co. "B", 2nd Eng. Regt. - 12 Mar 43 Protestant  
Beaubien, Paul C. - 0-667633 USA 35th Fighter Sqdn. - (This was for an Air Crash) 27 Mar 43 Catholic  
Blair, Robie F.? - 35209051 USA 8th F.C. Sq., 8th F.C. Gp. - 27 Mar 43 Protestant  
Yeilding, Chalmore - 31463144 USA 400th Bomb Sq., 90th B. Gp. - (This was for an Air Crash) 29 Mar 43 -  
Castille, Lee C. - 14058967? USA 400th Bomb Sq., 90th B. Gp. - (This was for an Air Crash) 29 Mar 43 -  
McAndrew, Donald - 36318118 USA 400th Bomb Sq., 90th B. Gp. - (This was for an Air Crash) 29 Mar 43 -  
Sokolovic, Wendel - 12057429? USA 400th Bomb Sq., 90th B. Gp. - (This was for an Air Crash) 29 Mar 43 -  
Sarrat, George - 34079295? USA 400th Bomb Sq., 90th B. Gp. - (This was for an Air Crash) 29 Mar 43 -  
Kendrick, Roy, B. - 0724626 USA 400th Bomb Sq., 90th B. Gp. - (This was for an Air Crash) 29 Mar 43 -  
Packwood, Walter - 0435523 USA 400th Bomb Sq., 90th B. Gp. - (This was for an Air Crash) 29 Mar 43 -  
Shrives, Paul S. - 35350256 USA 400th Bomb Sq., 90th B. Gp. - (This was for an Air Crash) 29 Mar 43 -  
Constant, David, C. - 33265823 USA 400th Bomb Sq., 90th B. Gp. - (This was for an Air Crash) 29 Mar 43 -  
Compton, Joe F. - 0-433521 USA 400th Bomb Sq., 90th B. Gp. - (This may have been for an Air Crash) 30 Mar 43 -  
Jones, Edgar R. - 38067072 USA 436th Sig. Bn. - 31 Mar 43 -  
Johnson, Dollin - 20634080 USA 126th Inf. Regt. - 31 Mar 43 -  
Ereckson, Emil H. - 18069544 USA 2nd Bomb Sq., 22nd B. Gp. - 31 Mar 43 Protestant  
Wilson, Crawford - 16015781 USA Co. "C", 48th QM Store - 31 Mar 43 -  
Kobeska, John - 36222037? USA Co. "A", 503rd Inf. Regt. - 31 Mar 43 Protestant  
Arroyd, Nicholas B. - 1064502 USA - - 8 Apr 43 Catholic  
Humphreys, Rufus B. - 20467589 USA - - (This was for an Air Crash #41-2421) 12 Apr 43 Catholic?  
Wood, Vernon D. - 7031437 USA - - (This was for an Air Crash #41-2421) 12 Apr 43 -  
Wood, William C. - 6914948 USA - - (This was for an Air Crash #41-2421) 12 Apr 43 -  
Penick Lucius C. - 0-413487 USA - - (This was for an Air Crash #41-2421) 12 Apr 43 Protestant  
Lee, Gilbert E. - 34061958 USA - - (91st Engineers killed by stray bullet on Horn Island on 21 Oct 42) 12 Apr 43 Protestant?  
Schofield, Walter F. - 6581360 USA - - (This was for an Air Crash #41-2421) 12 Apr 43 -  
Vertison, Willie - 34046295 USA - - (91st Engineers - killed by tree falling on him on 15 Aug 42) 12 Apr 43 -  
Moore, Atwell E. - 20487595 USA - - (This was for an Air Crash #41-2421) 12 Apr 43 -  
Carlow, D.T. - 20957230 USA - Air Crash #41-12904 12 Apr 43 -  
Atkinson, Courtney B. - 0-662973 USA - Air Crash #41-12904 12 Apr 43 -  
Neyley, Paul L. - 0662973 USA - Air Crash #41-12904 12 Apr 43 -  
Haggerty, John J. Jnr. - 11020201 USA 2nd Service Squadron, 4th Air Depot Group Air Crash #41-12904 12 Apr 43
(died 8 Apr 43)
-  
Silva Louis T. - R45343? USA - - (This was for an Air Crash #41-2421) 12 Apr 43 Protestant  
Kaup, Adrian F. - 17011549 USA - - (This was for an Air Crash #41-2421) 12 Apr 43 -  
Harvey Frank A. - 6580257 USA - - (This was for an Air Crash #41-2421) 12 Apr 43 -  
Bond, Marvin C. - 6912315 USA - - (This was for an Air Crash #41-2421) 12 Apr 43 -  
McPherson Clarence E. - 0-22396 - - (This was for an Air Crash #41-2421) 12 Apr 43 Protestant  
Weisner, Walter W. - 6754182 USA - - (This was for an Air Crash #41-2421) 12 Apr 43 Protestant  
Moore, Albert W. - 34102085 USA - - (This was for an Air Crash #41-2421) 12 Apr 43 -  
Hanson, Newell H. - 11015176 USA - - (This was for an Air Crash #41-2421) 12 Apr 43 -  
Mills, Phillip R. - 34102201 USA - - (This was for an Air Crash #41-2421) 12 Apr 43 -  
Welch, Frederick B. - 15059629 USA - - (This was for an Air Crash #41-2421) 12 Apr 43 -  
Houchins, James E. - 6994369 USA - - (This was for an Air Crash #41-2655) 12 Apr 43 Protestant  
Hart, Albert M. - 0-346934 USA - - (This was for an Air Crash #41-2421) 12 Apr 43 Protestant  
Budz, Edward B. - 0-426508 USA - - (This was for an Air Crash #41-2655) 12 Apr 43 Protestant  
Rice, Houston A. - 6290594? USA - - (This was for an Air Crash #41-2655) 12 Apr 43 -  
Unidentified Officer 2nd Lt. D.D.G. - - 14 Apr 43 -  
Jemison, Thomas R. - 0-431887 USA - - 14 Apr 43 -  
Rawes?, Charles E. - 14031193 USA - - 16 Apr 43 Protestant  
Nabatoff, Bernard - 7032708 USA - - 16 Apr 43 Protestant  
Fitzgerald, William R. - 0-367470 USA - - 17 Apr 43 Catholic  
Cisowski, Felix J. - 35380806 USA - - 20 Apr 43 Catholic  
Balaisa, John A. - 33056361 USA - - 25 Apr 43 Catholic  
Anderson, James A. - 36346560 USA - - 26 Apr 43 Protestant  
Revell James E. - U.S.M.M. - - 26 Apr 43 Protestant  
Robinson, Martin L. - 0-1102016 USA - - 30 Apr 43 Protestant  
Schweikl,  Bertram R. P.F.C. 16023287 USA - - 7 May 43 Catholic  
White, Robert H. ?? 12073470? USA - - 10 May 43 Protestant  
Heil, Edmund J. - 37078262 USA - - 1 May 43 Catholic  
Swasjian, Leon N.   39163178 USA - - 10 Jul 43 Catholic  
Geldos?, John Jnr. Cpl Burketown - - 22 Jul 43 -  
Hilton, James B. S/Sgt USA Burketown - - 22 Jul 43 -  
Little, Alfred H. Negro Civilian employee At sea - 17 Jul 43 -  
Meier, Marion A. - 37377701 USA - - 31 Jul 43 Catholic  
McKeon, Edward J. Sgt. 12039063 USA - - 22 Jul 43 Catholic  
Rollins, Rudolph W. - 33392222 USA - - 6 Jul 43 Protestant  
Workman, Charles B. S/Sgt 35401125 USA - - 22 Jul 43 -  

 

37 Burials for month of August 1943

20     "       "      "       "  September 1943

5       "       "      "       "  October 1943

13     "       "      "       "  November 1943

8       "       "      "       "  December 1943

20      "       "      "       "  January 1944

20      "       "      "       "  February 1944

9        "       "      "       "  March 1944

12      "       "      "       "  April 1944

5       "       "      "       "  May 1944

6       "       "      "       "  June 1944

1       "       "      "       "  July 1944

4       "       "      "       "  August 1944

5       "       "      "       "  September 1944

2       "       "      "       "  October 1944

No entry for Nov or Dec but Grave numbers for five plots are skipped over

5       "       "      "       "  January 1945

1       "       "      "       "  February 1945

1       "       "      "       "  March 1945

1       "       "      "       "  April 1945

No further notations

 

There are a large number of service personnel buried on 12 April 1943. This NARA photograph below states that there were twenty-six men of the 2nd Service Squadron in the burial service shown in the photo and that they were apparently killed in an airplane take-off in April 1943. After some collaborative research with Peter Murray in Townsville, it is now confirmed that the caption under the burial photograph below is incorrect in stating that all of the men were members of the 2nd Service Squadron. There were also men from two other aircraft crashes and two men from the 91st Engineers also buried on that same day.

 

The NARA Photo is incorrectly titled:- "An American Cemetery at Townsville, Australia where twenty-six men
 of the 2nd Service Squadron are being buried. They were killed in an airplane take-off. April 1943."

 

See below for details of the 26 men buried at the US Cemetery at Belgian Gardens in Townsville on 12 April 1943. The men in the first two aircraft crashes below along with the two men from the 91st Engineers had been initially buried at Thursday Island and were then exhumed for reburial in Townsville on 12 April 1943. All US service personnel buried at the US Cemetery in Townsville were then exhumed again and reburied in the US Cemetery in Ipswich in July 1945. They were exhumed again after the war and moved back to the USA for final burial based on their family's wishes.:-

 

Crash of B-17E Flying Fortress, #41-2655, near Horn Island on 13 July 1942

Budz, Edward B. 0-426508 USA -
Houchins, James E. 6994369 USA -
Rice, Houston A. 6290594? USA -

 

Crash of B-17E Flying Fortress #41-2421, at Horn Island on 16 July 1942

Humphreys, Rufus B. 20467589 USA -
Wood, Vernon D. 7031437 USA -
Wood, William C. 6914948 USA -
Penick Lucius C. 0-413487 USA -
Schofield, Walter F. 6581360 USA -
Moore, Atwell E. 20487595 USA -
Silva Louis T. R45343? USA -
Kaup, Adrian F. 17011549 USA -
Harvey Frank A. 6580257 USA -
Bond, Marvin C. 6912315 USA -
McPherson Clarence E. 0-22396 -
Weisner, Walter W. 6754182 USA -
Moore, Albert W. 34102085 USA -
Hanson, Newell H. 11015176 USA -
Mills, Phillip R. 34102201 USA -
Welch, Frederick B. 15059629 USA -
Hart, Albert M. 0-346934 USA -

 

91st Engineers accidents

Vertison, Willie 34046295 USA killed by tree falling on him on 15 Aug 42)
Lee, Gilbert E. 34061958 USA killed by stray bullet on Horn Island on 21 Oct 42

 

Crash of B-25C Mitchell #41-12904, 8 miles north east of Townsville on 8 April 1943

Carlow, D.T. 20957230 USA -
Atkinson, Courtney B. 0-662973 USA -
Neyley, Paul L. 0662973 USA -
Haggerty, John J. Jnr. 11020201 USA 2nd Service Squadron, 4th Air Depot Group

 

USAF Military Cemetery Ipswich

 

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

I'd like to thank Peter Fox (now deceased), of the Australian War Graves, Townsville War Cemetery for his assistance with this home page.

I'd also like to thank Peter Murray for his assistance with this web page.

 

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