Iowa State Memorial Union

World War II

Burton Thomson
Date Of Death: Jun 20, 2011
War / Conflict: World War II
Hometown: Swea City, Iowa
Captain Burton C. "Stretch" Thomson '37. of Swea City, Iowa, played basketball two years for lowa State before earning his degree in veterinary medicine. He was stationed with the Army...
Hobart Throckmorton
Date Of Death: Sep 28, 1943
War / Conflict: World War II
Hometown: Des Moines, Iowa
Year at ISU: 1941 Died: Alaska
Allen Thurman
Date Of Death: Dec 17, 1944
War / Conflict: World War II
Hometown: Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Year at ISU: 1946 Died: Germany Awards: Silver Star
Eugene Tomal
Date Of Death: Nov 28, 1944
War / Conflict: World War II
Year at ISU: 1947 Died: Luxembourg
Russell Trenary
Date Of Death: Dec 5, 1944
War / Conflict: World War II
Hometown: Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Year at ISU: 1940 1st. Lt. Russell E. Trenary '40 was born in Platteville, Wisconsin and later lived in Cedar Rapids. He was in the US Army Air Forces. Trenary...
Glenn Truesdell
Date Of Death: Jan 4, 1945
War / Conflict: World War II
Hometown: Archer, Iowa
Year at ISU: 1939 Died: Japan
Charles Tustison
Date Of Death: May 22, 1945
War / Conflict: World War II
Hometown: Yates Center, Kansas
Charles H. Tustison was born in Yates Center, Kansas on May 11, 1910, the youngest of four children to Charles C. and Dora Tustison. He graduated from Yates Center High...
Ronald Twito
Date Of Birth: Dec 11, 1921
Date Of Death: Apr 13, 1945
War / Conflict: World War II
Hometown: Lake Mills, Iowa
2ND LIEUTENANT US MARINE CORPS WORLD WAR II Ronald Thomas Twito enlisted in the Naval Air Cadet program at Iowa State University in the spring of 1942 from Lake Mills,...
Robert Upton
Date Of Death: Feb 15, 1945
War / Conflict: World War II
Year at ISU: 1946 Died: France
Joseph Utter
Date Of Death: Oct 29, 1943
War / Conflict: World War II
Year at ISU: 1941 Died: North Carolina
Charles Vail
Date Of Death: Jan 11, 1945
War / Conflict: World War II
Year at ISU: 1941 Died: Singapore
Gaylord Van Alstine
Date Of Death: Oct 8, 1944
War / Conflict: World War II
Year at ISU: 1943 Died: Germany
Tom Van Alyea
Date Of Death: Oct 1, 1945
War / Conflict: World War II
Hometown: Ames, Iowa
Year at ISU: 1945 Ensign Tom C. Van Alyea '45, of Park Ridge, Ill., earned his wings in February 1945. He was among 18 Navy flyers killed in the crash...
Sumner Van Pelt
Date Of Death: May 17, 1944
War / Conflict: World War II
Year at ISU: 1939 Died: Texas
Merle Vanderhorst
Date Of Death: Aug 28, 1945
War / Conflict: World War II
Hometown: Oskaloosa, Iowa
Second Lieutenant Merle E. Vanderhorst grew up in Oskaloosa, Iowa. He was the son of Bert Vanderhorst. Merle would have graduated with the Class of 1946 at Iowa State in...
James Vawter
Date Of Death: Mar 16, 1945
War / Conflict: World War II
Hometown: Des Moines, Iowa
Aviation Machinist Mate Second Rank James Richard Vawter's hometown was Des Moines, Iowa. He was the son of Dick Mavity and Susanna Faris. James left Iowa State College sometime before...
Russell Vifquain
Date Of Birth: Apr 1, 1918
Date Of Death: May 14, 1945
War / Conflict: World War II
Hometown: Ames, Iowa
Russell Manning Vifquin Jr was born on April 1, 1918 in Ames, IA. He was the first of four children born to Iowa State Professor Russell Vifquain and his wife,...
Marvin Vinson
Date Of Death: Jun 21, 1944
War / Conflict: World War II
Hometown: Fort Dodge, Iowa
First Lieutenant Marvin Vinson was the son of Mr. and Mrs. M. L. Vinson. He had a brother named Robert who was an aviation cadet at the time of his...
Norman Vogel
Date Of Death: Dec 1, 1941
War / Conflict: World War II
Hometown: Clearfield, Iowa
Norman was born in St. Joseph, Missouri and lived for a time in Clearfield, Iowa. He graduated from nearby Blockton High School, where he was active in class plays and...
Gerald Wachal, Jr.
Date Of Death: Jun 20, 2011
War / Conflict: World War II
Little information is known about Gerald Wachal, Jr., who studied Chemical Engineering at Iowa State College sometime before 1945. His file contains only the following note, written by his mother,...
George Wales, Jr.
Date Of Death: Mar 22, 1945
War / Conflict: World War II
Year at ISU: 1942 Died: Over Tennessee, USA | Reason: Parachute malfunction
Leroy Wallace
Date Of Death: Mar 2, 1944
War / Conflict: World War II
Year at ISU: 1942 Died: Bougainville
Richard Ward
Date Of Death: Jun 13, 1944
War / Conflict: World War II
Year at ISU: 1940 Died: Normandy
Warren Watts
Date Of Death: Jul 25, 1944
War / Conflict: World War II
Year at ISU: 1944 Died: Austria
Richard Westfall
Date Of Birth: Oct 16, 1920
Date Of Death: Apr 1, 1945
War / Conflict: World War II
Hometown: Toledo, Iowa
Year at ISU: 1944 Died: Germany Awards: Silver Star
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