Iowa State Memorial Union

World War II

Arthur Myers
Date Of Death: Nov 30, 1999
War / Conflict: World War II
Hometown: Scotia, New York
Sergeant Arthur Myers was from Scotia, New York. He graduated ISU with a degree in Forestry in 1940. The Alumni Office received the following letter dated October 26, 1945: "This...
William Nave
Date Of Birth: Aug 2, 1903
Date Of Death: Jun 16, 1944
War / Conflict: World War II
Hometown: Cleveland, Ohio
Year at ISU: 1926 Lieutenant Colonel William "Spike" Lester Nave was born to Clarence Anthony Nave and Elizabeth cable on August 2, 1903. He grew up near Cleveland, Ohio. He...
Homer Nelson
Date Of Birth: May 8, 1923
Date Of Death: Nov 27, 1943
War / Conflict: World War II
Hometown: Maxwell, Iowa
Year at ISU: 1945 Private First Class Homer Gurton Nelson was born to his parents, Gurton N. and Mildred Thompson Nelson on May 8, 1923. He had two sisters: Mrs....
Robert Nelson
Date Of Birth: Aug 24, 1916
Date Of Death: Nov 1, 1943
War / Conflict: World War II
Hometown: Red Oak, Iowa
Year at ISU: 1940 First Lieutenant Robert Johns Nelson was born in Pontiac, Michigan on August 24, 1916. He later lived in Red Oak, Iowa. His parents were Laurence A....
Willian Nelson
Date Of Birth: Aug 11, 1925
Date Of Death: Dec 5, 1944
War / Conflict: World War II
Year at ISU: 1947 Private William Atlee Nelson was born in Gary, Indiana on August 11, 1925 to Forrest A. Nelson and Virginia K. Kelly. He later lived in Galesburg,...
LeRoy Nemmers
Date Of Birth: Sep 27, 1922
Date Of Death: Mar 4, 1945
War / Conflict: World War II
Hometown: Spencer, Iowa
Year at ISU: 1944 - General Engineering Second Lieutenant LeRoy George Nemmers was born September 27, 1922 Leroy G. Nemmers, Sr. and Blanche F. Agard. He grew up in Spencer,...
Donald Nibe
Date Of Birth: Mar 1, 1914
Date Of Death: May 29, 1944
War / Conflict: World War II
Hometown: Story City, Iowa
Captain Donald Newton Nibe was born in Jewell, Iowa on March 1, 1914. He also lived in nearby Story City. His parents were Helmer (?) J. Nibe and Christine Peterson....
Edwin Novak
Date Of Birth: May 19, 1912
Date Of Death: Nov 9, 1942
War / Conflict: World War II
Hometown: Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Captain Edwin Charles Novak was born to Charles J. Novak and Mary F. Mittvalsky on May 19, 1912. He grew up in Cedar Rapids, Iowa and graduated from Washington Senior...
Kenneth Okeson
Date Of Birth: Feb 2, 1917
Date Of Death: Sep 15, 1944
War / Conflict: World War II
Hometown: Wakefield, Nebraska
Kenneth Norman Okeson was born in Wakefield, Nebraska on February 2, 1917 to Andrew and Marie Okeson. Wakefield is a bit west and south of Sioux City, just over the...
J Olmstead
Date Of Death: Nov 30, 1999
War / Conflict: World War II
Hometown: Scranton, Iowa
Private First Class J. Harold Olmstead's record is far from complete. Only a single note exists in his file: "Scranton, IA. J. Harold Olmstead, Sci (Ex 1944). Reported drowned, USS...
Charles O'Neil
Date Of Birth: Dec 14, 1918
Date Of Death: Sep 7, 1944
War / Conflict: World War II
Hometown: Ames, Iowa
Charles henry O'Neil was born in Ames, Iowa on December 14, 1918. He attended St. Cecilia's Catholic School and Ames High School. Charles continued his education at Iowa State College...
James O'Neil
Date Of Birth: Sep 8, 1921
Date Of Death: Jun 15, 1945
War / Conflict: World War II
Hometown: Ames, Iowa
James Joseph O'Neil was born in Ames, Iowa on September 8, 1921. He was the second eldest son of Patrick Henry O'Neil and Gertrude Allen Cooper of Ames, Iowa. His...
Cletus Ormsby
Date Of Death: Mar 27, 1945
War / Conflict: World War II
Year at ISU: 1945
Frank O'Rourke
Date Of Death: Apr 25, 1945
War / Conflict: World War II
Year at ISU: 1940 Died: Italy
Claude Parish
Date Of Death: May 19, 1944
War / Conflict: World War II
Year at ISU: 1944 Died: Nevada
Arthur Patterson
Date Of Death: Jun 23, 1941
War / Conflict: World War II
Hometown: Rock Hill, South Carolina
Second Lieutenant Arthur Knox Patterson Lieutenant Patterson was born in Rock Hill, South Carolina on February 14, 1918 to S. Lee Patterson and Emma Ware Patterson. He had one sister...
Donald Patterson
Date Of Death: Jan 14, 1942
War / Conflict: World War II
Hometown: Kelsey, Iowa
Year at ISU: 1935 Lieutenant Donald D. Patterson was born in Kelsey, Iowa, on April 23, 1913 to Elizabeth Fink. He he had three brothers and one sister. They grew...
Henry Paul
Date Of Birth: Apr 23, 1913
Date Of Death: Apr 3, 1945
War / Conflict: World War II
Hometown: Mahwah, New Jersey
Year at ISU: 1941 - Mechanical Engineering Captain Henry Clark Paul, Jr. was born in Mahwah, New Jersey on April 23, 1913 to Henry Clark Paul and Mildred Hahn. Henry...
Richard Pendarvis
Date Of Birth: Jul 22, 1920
Date Of Death: Sep 10, 1943
War / Conflict: World War II
From The DELTA - Sigma Nu magazine May 1944: "Lieutenant RICHARD HAMMOND PENDARVIS, Γ Σ (Iowa State) 382 USNR, was killed September 10, 1943 in an airplane accident at La...
Wesley Perkins
Date Of Death: Jan 1, 1945
War / Conflict: World War II
A single note in his file reads: "Wesley Niles Perkins, ASTP Ex. '47. He is buried at Hamm, Luxembourg - Killed in Action Jan 1, 1945. C.E. Perkins (father)." If...
E Petersen
Date Of Death: Nov 30, 1999
War / Conflict: World War II
Hometown: Dike, Iowa
A single, brief note, in E Oakley Peterson's alumni file reads: "Lt. E. Oakley Peterson, Dike, Ia, Ex 1942, M.E. Killed in Action. Wife: Boone IA." If you have any...
Gene Peterson
Date Of Death: Feb 11, 1945
War / Conflict: World War II
Hometown: Cherokee, Iowa
Year at ISU: 1946 - Gen. Ag The mother of Gene Lundell Peterson wrote the following letter to the Alumni Association on November 1, 1945: "Dear Sir, In the Oct....
Sidney Peterson
Date Of Death: May 28, 1944
War / Conflict: World War II
Hometown: Fairmont, Minnesota
Year at ISU: 1941 - Forestry First Lieutenant Sidney W. Peterson came from Fairmont, Minnesota. He was the son of Mr. Joseph S. Peterson. Sidney was first declared missing in...
John Petty
Date Of Death: Feb 12, 1943
War / Conflict: World War II
Hometown: Adel, Iowa
Year at ISU: 1927 Lieutenant Colonel John Clarence Petty was born in Adel, Iowa to Charles C. Petty and Mabel Spangler. His grandmother was Mrs. A.M. Spangler who lived in...
Marshall Phillips
Date Of Birth: Mar 20, 1920
Date Of Death: Jun 30, 1942
War / Conflict: World War II
Hometown: Boone, Iowa
First Lieutenant Marshall L. Phillips was born in Jefferson, Iowa on March 20, 1920 to Ralph Sebastian Phillips and Florence Mae Morain.. He grew up in Boone, Iowa. Marshall went...
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