Iowa State Memorial Union

World War II

James Beneke
Date Of Birth: Jan 18, 1920
Date Of Death: Mar 27, 1944
War / Conflict: World War II
Hometown: Austin, Minnesota
Ensign James Robert Beneke was born to George Beneke and Marie Wollenberg on January 18, 1920 in Waltham, Minnesota. He grew up in Austin, Minnesota and he had a brother...
Herald Bennion
Date Of Birth: Sep 12, 1914
Date Of Death: Aug 14, 1944
War / Conflict: World War II
Hometown: Farmington, Utah
Ensign Herald Clark Bennion was born to his parents Edwin Bennion and Mary Clark on September 12, 1914. He grew up in Farmington, Utah with his brother, Hugh C. Bennion....
Robert Berwick
Date Of Birth: Apr 12, 1923
Date Of Death: Apr 1, 1945
War / Conflict: World War II
Hometown: Knoxville, Iowa
Year at ISU: 1944 Ensign Robert Abram Berwick was born to Elmo R. Berwick and Gladys Abram Berwick in Knoxville, Iowa on April 12, 1923. He lived for a time...
Edward Biehunko
Date Of Birth: Sep 13, 2000
Date Of Death: Apr 21, 1944
War / Conflict: World War II
Hometown: Moulton, Texas
Year at ISU: 1947 Private Edward Leon Biehunko was the son of Edward L. Biehunko, Sr. and Elisabeth Eissler. His birthday was September 13, exact year unknown. He grew up...
Bernard Black
Date Of Birth: Jun 25, 1923
Date Of Death: Jan 10, 1945
War / Conflict: World War II
Hometown: Brooksville, Maine
Second Lieutenant Bernard Sewell Black was born in Brooksville, Maine on June 25, 1923 to Eugene M. Black and Clemency Guttrich. He graduated from Iowa State College in Aerospace Engineering...
Samuel Blackman
Date Of Birth: Nov 8, 1916
Date Of Death: Apr 26, 1943
War / Conflict: World War II
Hometown: Parson, West Virginia
Captain Samuel R. Blackman was born in Parson, West Virginia on November 8, 1916 to Joseph F. Blackman and Myrtle Paugh. He received his second lieutenant commission upon graduating from...
Robert Blume
Date Of Birth: Apr 5, 1925
Date Of Death: Mar 10, 1945
War / Conflict: World War II
Hometown: Ridgefield, Connecticut
Year at ISU: ca. 1943 Private First Class Robert Nichols Blume was born April 5, 1925 in Ithaca, New York to Adrian F. Blume and Jeanette A. Nichols. His last...
Eldon Boots
Date Of Birth: Oct 19, 1919
Date Of Death: May 26, 1942
War / Conflict: World War II
Hometown: Oelwein, Iowa
Private First Class Eldon Ralph Boots was born in Oelwein, Iowa on October 19, 1919. He attended Oelwein and New Hampton public school. In 1937, he enrolled at Iowa State...
A. Boynton
Date Of Birth: Aug 8, 1923
Date Of Death: Oct 8, 1944
War / Conflict: World War II
Hometown: Pleasant Plain, Illinois
Year at ISU: 1945 Private First Class A. Stripling Boynton was born on August 8, 1923 to Reuben R. Boyton and Ruth Stripling. He lived in Pleasant Plain, Illinois. A....
Daniel Branstiter
Date Of Death: Jul 14, 1944
War / Conflict: World War II
Hometown: Sumner, Nebraska
Year at ISU: 1944 - Dairy Industry Ensign Daniel Starr Branstiter came from Sumner, Nebraska. He was born on January 21, 1922 to Daniel Elsie Branstiter and Blanche M. Snodgrass....
Hugh Breakenridge
Date Of Birth: Jul 19, 1919
Date Of Death: Feb 27, 1945
War / Conflict: World War II
Hometown: Disdale, Iowa
Captain Hugh Wallace Breakenridge was born in Traer, Iowa on July 19, 1919 to William J. Breakenridge and S. Edith McMillan. His hometown was Dinsdale, Iowa. He graduated from Iowa...
Edwin Breaw
Date Of Birth: Mar 26, 1923
Date Of Death: Nov 4, 1944
War / Conflict: World War II
Hometown: Alden, Iowa
Year at ISU: 1945 Second Lieutenant Edwin Gordon Breaw was born to Rev. Walter L. Breaw and Elva A. Cullen on March 26, 1923, and grew up in Alden, Iowa....
LaVerne Breman
Date Of Birth: Sep 29, 1921
Date Of Death: Mar 10, 1945
War / Conflict: World War II
Hometown: Des Moines, Iowa
Year at ISU: 1944 First Lieutenant LaVerne Roy Breman was born on September 29, 1921 to Earl M. Breman and Millie M. Campfield. He had a sister named Sarah Breman....
Richard Brevik
Date Of Death: Jun 17, 1945
War / Conflict: World War II
Berry Brevik (Civil Engineering 1918), letter to the Alumni Association, August 28, 1945: "Attention: "Red" Barron Our son, Richard Stanley Brevik, ex '47, in Aeronautical Engineering, enlisted in the Army...
Richard Bridgeman
Date Of Birth: Sep 18, 1919
Date Of Death: Mar 5, 1942
War / Conflict: World War II
Hometown: Grand Forks, North Dakota
Year at ISU: 1941 Private First Class Richard J. Bridgeman was born September 18, 1919 to Roy Bridgeman and C. Jeronimus. He grew up in Grand Forks, North Dakota. Richard...
Clarence Briggs
Date Of Birth: Jan 11, 1916
Date Of Death: Dec 1, 1943
War / Conflict: World War II
Hometown: Ames, Iowa
Ensign Donald C. Briggs was born in Ames, Iowa on January 11, 1916 to Jane Briggs. While attending Iowa State College, he was a member of Phi Kappa Psi fraternity....
William Brinkman
Date Of Birth: Jan 1, 1920
Date Of Death: Apr 11, 1943
War / Conflict: World War II
Hometown: Pochahontas, Iowa
Year at ISU: 1940 First Lieutenant William Frederick Brinkman was born to his parents Dr. W.F. Brinkman and Inez Essick on January 1, 1920. He grew up in Pochantas, Iowa....
Omer Brokaw
Date Of Birth: Jun 6, 1920
Date Of Death: Nov 13, 1944
War / Conflict: World War II
Hometown: Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Year at ISU: 1942 First Lieutenant Omer Kingston Brokaw was born on June 6, 1920 to Omer L. Brokaw and Marguerite D. Jennings. He attended Iowa State College with his...
Max Brothers
Date Of Death: Nov 20, 1944
War / Conflict: World War II
Hometown: Ankeny, Iowa
His only record in his file comes from the February 1947 issue of the Iowa State College Alumnus: "No word has been at the College concerning the death of Private...
Charles Brown
Date Of Death: Jul 14, 1942
War / Conflict: World War II
Hometown: Scott Bluff, Nebraska
Year at ISU: 1941 Citation: "Cairo, Egypt August 19, 1942 CHARLES O. BROWN, JR. 1st Lieut., AAF is herewith cited for gallantry in action with the enemy. On June 15,...
E Brown
Date Of Death: Dec 14, 1944
War / Conflict: World War II
Year at ISU: 1939 Died: Subic Bay, Phillipines
Ford Browne
Date Of Death: Apr 8, 1945
War / Conflict: World War II
Year at ISU: 1933 Died: Germany
Donald Bruner
Date Of Death: Dec 4, 1945
War / Conflict: World War II
Year at ISU: 1916 Died: Germany
Charles Buffington
Date Of Birth: Sep 26, 1919
Date Of Death: Apr 1, 1943
War / Conflict: World War II
Hometown: Glenwood, Iowa
Charles Buffington was born on September 26, 1919 to Charles Rollin Huffington and Irene Griggs. He grew up in Glennwood, Iowa. While at Iowa State College, he was friends with...
Robert Burchard
Date Of Birth: Jan 20, 1919
Date Of Death: Mar 19, 1943
War / Conflict: World War II
Hometown: Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Robert Burchard was born on January 20, 1919 to Frederick A. Burchard and Stella M. Johnson. He had one sister, Evelyn Spencer, who graduated from Iowa State in 1938. Staff...
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