home
Home

World War II Ancestry
Paternal Ancestry Maternal Ancestry
boy girl

World War II (1939-1945) was a global military conflict which involved a majority of the world's nations, including all great powers, organized into two opposing military alliances: the Allies and the Axis. The war involved the mobilization of over 100 million military personnel, making it the most widespread war in history. In a state of "total war", the major participants placed their entire economic, industrial, and scientific capabilities at the service of the war effort, erasing the distinction between civilian and military resources. Over seventy million people, the majority civilians, were killed, making it the deadliest conflict in human history.


dragoon

Name

Unit(s)


 

Notes

Relation to Emelia

APPLETON, Francis George

119th Field Artillery Regiment
Michigan National Guard

Headquarters Battery

979th Field Artillery Battalion
Battery A & Headquarters Battery

70th Infantry Division
Headquarters Company

Enlisted 5 Apr 1941 at Lansing, MI as a Private. Assigned as a Cook. Promoted to Private First Class (PFC) 8 Oct 1941.Promoted to Technical Sergeant Fourth Grade (T/4) Jan 1944. Landed at Omaha Beach in Normandy on D-Day +18 (24 Jun 1944). Received 4 bronze battle stars for the Battle of the Bulge (conferred by Capt. Francis F. Bryan). Discharged 17 Oct 1945 at Camp Atterbury, IN.

Great-grandfather

APPLETON, Orval Bernard

U.S.S. Gosper (APA-170)

Served in the South Pacific, becoming a Chief Boatswain's Mate. Commander of the Grasonville Memorial Post of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, and a member of the Kent Island Post of the American Legion.

Great-
granduncle

BURSHEIM, Clifford Henry

69th Signal Battalion
Company A

Private

Great-
granduncle

CAMPBELL, James Robert "Bob"

U.S. Navy

 

Half-great-
granduncle

FOSTER, Kenneth Loy

U.S. Navy

 

Great-
granduncle

Military Heritage

ship
Immigrant

victoria
Notable Relatives

Norse Highlanders
Genealogy

World War II Ancestry

Created: 5 Nov 2009
Modified: 1 Jun 2011

Webmaster:
Tad D. Campbell
E-mail: webmaster@nhgenes.com

highlander
PageTitle1
PageTitle2
PageTitle3
PageTitle4