MORAVA, Ralph Edward

Born: 28 May 1921 ~ Box Butte Co., NE Highest Rank: Corporal Branch of Service: Army Dates of Service: Oct 1942 – Feb 1946 / WW2 Unit of Service: 119th Armored Engineer Battalion,
of 12th Armored Division Entrance to Service: Drafted Locations of Service:
Camp Campbell, Kentucky
Camp Barkeley, Texas
England; France; Germany; Austria POW?: No Service Related Injury: No Medals or Special Service Awards:
 
Interviewed by:  Mary Jo Davis Date of Interview: 04 Apr 2003 Place of Interview: Morava Home, Crawford, Nebraska Length of Interview: The interview will be posted online soon. 
 
LOC VHP Link: http://lcweb2.loc.gov/diglib/vhp/bib/5324

  • VHP Interviews

    • Hobza, Mavis Ruth

      Born: 09 June 1919 ~ Rogers, NE Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant Branch of Service: WAC (Women’s Army Corp) Dates of Service: July 1943 – March 1946 Unit of Service: Entrance to Service: Enlisted Locations of Service: Ft. Des Moines, Iowa Ft. Devens, Massachusetts POW?: No Service Related Injury: No Medals or Special Service Awards:   Interviewed by:  Mary Jo …

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    • Johnson, Byron Milton

      Born: 19 May 1920 ~ Potter, NE Highest Rank: Lieutenant Branch of Service: Navy Dates of Service: Feb 1942 – Oct 1945 / WW2 Unit of Service: USS Enterprise (CV6); USS Hornet Entrance to Service: Enlisted Locations of Service: Olathe, Kansas Corpus Christi, Texas Atlantic City, New Jersey Quonset Point, Rhode Island Gilbert Islands, et al POW?: No Service …

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    • Johnston, Lee Potter

      Born: 15 May 1916 ~ Beaver Crossing, NE Highest Rank: Sergeant Branch of Service: Army Dates of Service: Sept 1939 – Oct 1945 / WW2 Unit of Service: 504th & 82nd Airbourne Division Entrance to Service: Enlisted Locations of Service: Ft. Crook, Nebraska Camp Ord, California Camp Roberts, California Africa, Italy, England, Germany, France POW?: No Service Related Injury: Yes Medals …

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    • Lewis, Betty Lou (Johns)

      Born: 05 March 1924 ~ Gering, NE Highest Rank: Corporal Branch of Service: Air Force Dates of Service: 31 Aug 1944 – 08 Feb 1945 / WW2 Unit of Service: Entrance to Service: Enlisted Locations of Service: Basic Training at Des Moines, Iowa Stationed at Atlantic City, New Jersey Discharged at Greensboro, North Carolina POW?: No Service Related Injury: No …

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    • McKibbin, Calvin Theodore

      Born: 03 March 1922 ~ Geneva, NE Highest Rank: Private First Class Branch of Service: Army Dates of Service: Jul 1943 – Apr 1946 / WW2 Unit of Service: 3rd Battalion; 274th Infantry; 70th Division Entrance to Service: Drafted Locations of Service: Ft. Leavenworth, Kansas Ft. Leonard Wood, Kansas France, Germany POW?: No Service Related Injury: No Medals or Special …

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    • Nelson, Dallas William

      Born: 1917 ~ Ong, NE Highest Rank: Sergeant Branch of Service: Army Air Corps Dates of Service: 1942-1945 / WW2 Unit of Service: 58th Fighter Squadron; 12th Air Force; 33rd Fighter Wing; 10th Air Force; 14th Air Force Entrance to Service: Enlisted Locations of Service: Virginia; Africa; Italy; Sicily; China-Burma-India (CBI) POW?: No Service Related Injury: No Medals or Specials …

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    • Ross, Iva Myrtle (Loghry)

      Born: 1 Jan 1915 ~ Page Co., Iowa Highest Rank: Civilian Wartime Activity: Kaiser Shipbuilding War Effort Job: Electrician Dates of Service: 1943-1945 / WW2 Unit of Service: n/a Entrance to Service: n/a Locations of Service: Vancouver, Washington POW?: n/a Service Related Injury: n/a   Interviewed by:  Mary Jo Davis Date of Interview: 06 Nov 2003 Place of Interview: Western Nebraska Veterans …

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    • Storm, Gordon Halley

      Born: 29 March 1925 ~ Wheatland, WY Highest Rank: Lieutenant Branch of Service: Navy & Air Force Dates of Service: Mar 1943 – May 1946 / Jul 1948 – Aug 1969 WW2 – Korea – Vietnam Unit of Service: Torpedo Squadron VT98 & 55th SR Wing Entrance to Service: Enlisted Locations of Service: Pacific Ocean; Asia; Alaska; Korea; Vietnam POW?: No …

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    • Wright, Claude Reed

      Born: 23 Dec 1919 ~ Mitchell, NE Highest Rank: First Lieutenant Branch of Service: Army Dates of Service: 1939-1946 Unit of Service: Headquarters Battery; 219th Field Artillery Battalion 35th Infantry Division Entrance to Service: Enlisted Locations of Service: Fort Leavenworth, Kansas Fort Sill, Oklahoma; Camp Rucker, Alabama Camp Butner, North Carolina European Theater POW?: No Service Related Injury: Yes Medals …

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    • Wright, George James

      Born: 18 Jan 1923 ~ Mitchell, NE Highest Rank: Buck Sergeant Branch of Service: Army Dates of Service: Nov 1942 – Apr 1949 / WW2 Unit of Service: 3rd Battalion; 66th Regiment; 71st Infantry Division; M Company Entrance to Service: Enlisted Locations of Service: Europe Theater POW?: No Service Related Injury: No Medals or Special Service Awards:     Interviewed by:  Mary …

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    • Lewellen, Verne C.

      Born: 06 Sept 1924 ~ Lincoln, NE Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant Branch of Service: Army Dates of Service: May 1943 – Apr 1946 / WW2 Unit of Service: Patton’s 3rd; 137th Ordanance Battalion; 16th Armored Division Entrance to Service: Drafted Locations of Service: European Theater; Liberation of Czechoslovakia POW?: No Service Related Injury: No Medals or Special Service Awards:     …

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    • Lewellen, Jack Chester

      Born: 1922 ~ Bayard, NE Highest Rank: Sonarman First Branch of Service: Navy Dates of Service: 1942-1952 / WW2 & Korean War Unit of Service: West Coast Sona School                    USS Caldwell (DD605)                    USS Blenny (SS524)                    USS Gurke Entrance to Service: Enlisted Locations of Service: Aleutian Campaign; Inchon-Korea POW?: No Service Related Injury: No Medals or Special Service Awards:   Interviewed …

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    • Beck, Leo Martin

      Born: 02 July 1925 ~ Newport, NE Highest Rank: Corporal Branch of Service: Army Dates of Service: Aug 1943 – Nov 1945 / WW2 Unit of Service: 70th Infantry Division Entrance to Service: Drafted Locations of Service: Oregon, Missouri, France, McCloskey General Hospital in Texas POW?: No Service Related Injury: Yes Medals or Special Service Awards: Interviewed by:  Mary Jo Davis Date of Interview: …

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    • Schaneman, LeRoy

      Born: 30 July 1925 ~ Minatare, NE Highest Rank: Sargeant Branch of Service: Army Dates of Service: Mar 1944 – May 1946 / WW2 Unit of Service: 58th Field Artillery Battalion; 3rd Army Tanks Entrance to Service: Enlisted Locations of Service: Camp Roberts, California Ft. Riley, Kansas Ft. Benning, Georgia Ft. Knox, Kentucky Germany POW?: No Service Related Injury: No …

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    • Bentley, Robert Stanley

      Born: 18 Oct 1926 ~ Los Angeles, CA Highest Rank: Electrician’s Mate Third Class Branch of Service: Navy Dates of Service: Oct 1944 – Jul 1946 / WW2 Unit of Service: Entrance to Service: Locations of Service: Pacific Theater POW?: No Service Related Injury: No Medals or Special Service Awards:   Interviewed by: Mary Jo Davis Date of Interview: 20 May 2003 Place …

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    • Dean, Elizabeth Mae (Ellis)

        Born: 25 May 1923 ~ Scottsbluff, NE Highest Rank: Seaman First Class Branch of Service: WAVES (Navy Women’s Reserve) Dates of Service: Aug 1944 – Aug 1945 / WW2 Unit of Service: Accounting Entrance to Service: Enlisted Locations of Service: Hunter College, Bronx, New York, Des Moines, Iowa, Seattle, Washington POW?: No Service Related Injury: No Medals or Special Service Awards: [sc_frame …

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