Very incomplete list!
in chronological order
William Herbert Murphy (1889-1942) —
Born in Berlin, Germany,
U.S. Vice Consul in Coburg, as of 1914; served in the U.S. Army Air Corps in World
War I; colonel in the U.S. Army during World War II.
While flying a reconnaissance mission, his plane
was shot down over Surabaya, Indonesia,
3, 1942 (age 52 years, 298
Interment at Arlington
National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.
Carl Frederick Zeidler (1908-1942) —
also known as Carl Zeidler; "Singing Mayor";
"Boy Mayor" —
of Milwaukee, Milwaukee
Born in Milwaukee, Milwaukee
County, Wis., January
of Milwaukee, Wis., 1940-42; resigned 1942; served in the U.S.
Navy during World War II.
Killed when the munitions ship La
Salle was struck by torpedos, exploded,
about 350 miles southeast of the Cape of Good Hope, in the Indian
7, 1942 (age 34 years, 307
days); his remains were never
Cenotaph at Forest
Home Cemetery, Milwaukee, Wis.
Joseph Weldon Bailey Jr. (1892-1943) —
also known as Joseph W. Bailey, Jr. —
of Dallas, Dallas
Born in Gainesville, Cooke
County, Tex., December
Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; lawyer; U.S.
Representative from Texas at-large, 1933-35; served in the U.S.
Marine Corps during World War II.
Died in military service, of pneumonia
following injuries he suffered in a collision,
in the military hospital
at Camp Howze, near Gainesville, Cooke
County, Tex., July 17,
1943 (age 50 years, 214
Original interment at Fairview
Cemetery, Gainesville, Tex.; reinterment in 1958 at Sparkman
Hillcrest Memorial Park, Dallas, Tex.
Gouverneur Morris Carnochan (1892-1943) —
also known as Gouverneur M. Carnochan —
of New City, Rockland
Born in Riverdale, Bronx, Bronx
County, N.Y., June 28,
Democrat. Candidate for Presidential Elector for New York; served in
the U.S. Navy during World War I; stockbroker;
served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.
While in wartime service, he was killed in a plane
crash, in South America or the Atlantic Ocean, October
12, 1943 (age 51 years, 106
Interment at St.
Bernard's Cemetery, Bernardsville, N.J.
Vincent Francis Harrington (1903-1943) —
also known as Vincent F. Harrington —
of Sioux City, Woodbury
Born in Sioux City, Woodbury
County, Iowa, May 16,
Democrat. Member of Iowa
state senate, 1933-37; U.S.
Representative from Iowa 9th District, 1937-42; alternate
delegate to Democratic National Convention from Iowa, 1940.
Died in military service, in England,
29, 1943 (age 40 years, 197
Interment at United
States Military Cemetery, Brookwood, England.
Theodore Roosevelt Jr. (1887-1944) —
of Oyster Bay, Nassau
County, Long Island, N.Y.
Born in Oyster Bay, Nassau
County, Long Island, N.Y., September
colonel in the U.S. Army during World War I; member of New York
state assembly from Nassau County 2nd District, 1920-21; delegate
to Republican National Convention from New York, 1924,
candidate for Governor of
New York, 1924; Governor of
Puerto Rico, 1929-32; Governor-General
of the Philippine Islands, 1932-33; general in the U.S. Army
during World War II.
Principal founder of the American Legion in 1919.
Participated in the invasion of Nazi-occupied France, on D-Day, June
6, 1944, and received a posthumous Medal
of Honor for his actions that day; died a month later, of
exhaustion and heart
failure, in Normandy, France,
12, 1944 (age 56 years, 303
Interment at Normandy
American Cemetery, Collevelle-sur-Mer, France; cenotaph at Youngs
Memorial Cemetery, Oyster Bay, Long Island, N.Y.
Joseph Patrick Kennedy Jr. (1915-1944) —
also known as Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr. —
of Cambridge, Middlesex
Born in Hull, Plymouth
County, Mass., July 25,
Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from
served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.
Killed when his Liberator bomber
over the English
12, 1944 (age 29 years, 18
Burial location unknown.
Suggett Louis Edwards (1906-1944) —
also known as Suggett L. Edwards —
of Mexico, Audrain
Born in Callaway
County, Mo., July 23,
Democrat. Member of Missouri
state house of representatives from Audrain County, 1937-40;
served in the U.S. Army Air Force in World War II.
Killed in a B-29 bomber
crash, Saipan, Northern
Mariana Islands, December
13, 1944 (age 38 years, 143
Cenotaph at National
Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Honolulu, Island of Oahu,
Leonard S. Ring (1911-1945) —
of Brooklyn, Kings
Born in Brooklyn, Kings
County, N.Y., 1911.
candidate for New York
state assembly from Kings County 16th District, 1940; served in
the U.S. Army during World War II.
Killed in action while preparing to lead troops across the
Ruhr River, in Germany,
8, 1945 (age about 33
Interment at Netherlands American Cemetery, Margraten, Netherlands.
Allison De France Gibbs (1868-1945) —
also known as Allison D. Gibbs —
Born in Rochester, Olmsted
County, Minn., April 3,
Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Philippine
While a prisoner
of the Japanese during World War II, was killed by Allied bombing of
where he was held, in Baguio, Benguet Province, Philippines,
15, 1945 (age 76 years, 346
ashes interred at Mt.
Olivet Columbarium, Colma, Calif.
Harold Clement McGugin (1893-1946) —
also known as Harold McGugin —
of Coffeyville, Montgomery
Born near Liberty, Montgomery
County, Kan., November
member of Kansas
state house of representatives, 1927; U.S.
Representative from Kansas 3rd District, 1931-35; served in the
U.S. Army during World War II.
While in military service in France during World War II,
contracted an incurable
disease; died in the Army and Navy Hospital,
Hot Springs, Garland
County, Ark., March 7,
1946 (age 52 years, 105
Interment at Restlawn
Cemetery, Coffeyville, Kan.