Category Archives: Veterans History Project

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 … Continue reading

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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. … Continue reading

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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, … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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. … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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   … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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