VETERANS LIVING IN MAYFIELD
AT THE TIME OF THEIR INDUCTION INTO WORLD WAR II.

1999.

 


GEORGE L. EARNSHAW -
was born Sept. 18, 1925. He was employed by the Wilkins Glove Co., before he enlisted on Aug. 30, 1943. He obtained the rank of Seaman 1st class USUR. George was discharged from service on April 5, 1944.

ROBERT EDWARDS - 
Have no information.

ROBERT ELLIOTT -
son of Mr. and Mrs. Howard Elliott was born in 1923. He was inducted into service Feb. 20, 1943 when he was only twenty years old. Bob received his sniper training in the infantry, in Texas, Miss., Louisiana and Maryland. In April 1944 he left the states and landed in India. He was reported missing in action in Burma July 1944 and was listed as dead in 1946.

CECIL F. ELLITHORPE -
was born Nov. 19, 1923, the son of Cecil and Elsie Ellithorpe. He was inducted into the service Jan. 29, 1943. "Pete" was a weather observer at the AAF base in Fort Mammouth, N.J. in 1945. He was stationed at Hondo Air Field, Hondo, Texas. He entered the service on Feb. 5, 1943 at Camp Upton, Long Island, later receiving his basic training in Atlantic City. Pete was promoted to Corporal, 70th Army Air Force. He received the American Service medal, Good Conduct and Victory medals. Ellithorpe was discharged from service on Feb. 8, 1946.

DELOS (Punk) ELLITHORPE -
son of the late Elsie and Cecil Ellithorpe was born April 26, 1927. He entered the services of the United States Marines on April 11, 1945. Punk received his basic training at Camp LeJune, No. Carolina, Camp Pendleton, Calif and Parris Island, No. Carolina. PFC Ellithorpe was a rifle marksman. He was the third son of the Ellithorpe's to enter the services of World War II. He entered the service before graduating from High School. Punk was married to Rae Whitman who resides in Northville. He was discharged from the service on Aug. 26, 1946 and is deceased.

JOHN ELLITHORPE -
born on July 9, 1925 was the son of Elsie and Cecil Ellithorpe. He entered the services of the United States Army in Sept. 1942 and received his basic training at Fort Croft, North Carolina. John left for overseas duty in March 1944 and was assigned to the Infantry. PFC Ellithorpe was awarded the Bronze Star in March 1945, serving in Italy. John saw action in France, Italy and Germany. He received the American Service medal, European-African-Middle Eastern medal and the Good Conduct medal. PFC Ellithorpe was discharged from service in Dec. 1945. He was married to the former Mildred Wemple (now Argotsinger). He passed away May 26, 1978 and following the service was employed as a meat cutter in his father's store.

EDWARD ELPHEE -
is the son of the late Bryan and Mrs. Elphee. He was sworn into the Marine Corps Reserve in July 1945. Ed received his basic training at Parris Island, South Carolina. In Oct. 1945 he completed his boot training and enrolled in the Marine Barracks Field Music School. He is retired and resides in Northville.

ROY ESCHLER -
son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Eschler entered the armed forces in 1944. He received his basic training at Sampson Naval Station then to Newport, Rhode Island where he attended the bakers and cooking school. He was stationed for some time at the Amphibia Training base in Va. And then shipped out to Calf where he embarked for sea duty early in 1945. He was promoted from Seaman 2nd class to seaman in Feb. 1945. He was stationed in Wakavamer, Japan in 1945.

ELLERY FIELDS -
was born on August 20, 1914. He entered the Armed Forces of the United States on May 25, 1943. Ellery received the European-African-Middle Eastern medal, Meritorius Unit award, American Theatre ribbon, Victory and Good Conduct medals. He was discharged from service on May 8, 1946 obtaining the rank of Staff Sargeant - 509th Quartermaster.

ANDREW FOUNTAIN JR. -
was born Dec. 6, 1923. He entered the services of the United States Army on Jan. 29, 1943. Andrew was a PFC with the 31st Field Hospital unit. He was stationed in Ryukyers, Southern Philippines, Western Pacific. Andrew received the Asiatic- Pacific Service medal, Philippines Liberation ribbon, Victory and Good Conduct medals. He received his service discharge Jan. 1, 1946. Andrew was a truck driver.

ROBERT FOUNTAIN -
was born Feb. 7, 1927. He entered the services of the United States Navy in World War II. (No date). He died June 20, 1981. His wife "could be?" Catherine. Have no more information.

AUGUST (AUGGIE) FRITZEN -
was born on the 20th of Jan., 1907 in Germany. His parents were Phillip and Barbara Fritzen. He left April 2, 1944 for training in the United States Army and left in Sept. for overseas duty Tech. 3rd grade. He had enlisted in Albany on Feb. 2, 1943. In March 1945 Auggie visited his parents (surprise visit) for the first time since 1930. Auggie was an Interpreter and had received the rank of Tech./3. He was with the MIC and served in Ardennes Central Europe and was in Foreign Service until he was discharged on Feb. 11, 1945. (Some dates may be slightly off). Auggie was married to Hazel Quinn. They are both deceased. He died in April 1981. (His son John resides in Mayfield).

HARVEY J. FRYE -
was born March 24, 1924. He was a PFC in the army during World War II. His wife was Violet. He passed away May 6, 1986. Have no more information.

THEODORE FRYE -
was born Sept. 20, 1921. He was inducted into the Army of the U.S. on June 6, 1944. He was in the Northern Apennines and P.O. Valley. Theodore received the European-African- Middle Eastern Campaign medal, Good Conduct and Victory medals. Tech. 5th grade Co. A. 14th Armored Infantry. He was discharged from the service on April 11, 1946. 

SANFORD GENTER -
son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Genter was inducted into the service on Feb. 20, 1943. He received his basic training in the Southern States at Camp Swift, Texas and Shreveport, Louisiana and was sent overseas in April 1944. While there he was engaged in three battles and during the last battle he was wounded by shrapnel, and was in a hospital in India for five months. Sanford sailed from India with the famous Marauders Regiment and spent Christmas in Caledonia, Australia and from there was sent to the Hawaii Islands, and on to Calif where he was discharged from service (Jan. 1945).

NORMAN GALLUP -
was born on Sept. 12, 1921. He entered the services of the United States World War II Nov. 25, 1942. He obtained the rank of the PFC - Battery C - 7th Coast Guard Artillary. He was a cannoneer and radio operator. Norman was discharged from the service Dec. 18, 1943. Norman's wife was Anna Williams.

FRANCIS GIBSON -
Have no information.

WILLIAM GIBSON -
was born June 13, 1900, so was 42 years old when he entered the services of World War II. He was inducted into the service July 30, 1942. William was a PVT with the Army Air Corps - 92nd Base Headquarters. He was discharged from service on Feb. 20, 1943, and was a machine operator.

PLEASE NOTE:  There were many, many GIFFORD'S from Mayfield in the service. Although a lot of research has gone into seeking information there is a possibility that there could be errors. I did my best. Many had the same first name. (Betty Tabor)

AUSTIN GIFFORD -
Have no information.

DOUGLAS EUGENE GIFFORD -
was born on Dec. 7, 1919. He was inducted into the United States Navy July 20, 1944. He trained at Sampson and was Seaman 2nd Class. Douglas was discharged from the Navy Oct. 31, 1945. He was a glove cutter.

EARL GIFFORD -
was born on Sept. 28, 1920. He entered the services of the United States Marine Corps 7/Sgt., on June 8, 1984. He passed away June 8, 1984. His wife June is also deceased. Earl was a Tech. Sgt - Rifle Sharpshooter. He was in the Gilbert Islands, the Marshall Islands, Mariana Island operations and the capture and occupation of Peleliu Island, Paleu group. He was in service from Sept. 30, 1943 through Dec. 16, 1944.

EVERETT GIFFORD -
son of Charles and Mildred (Brownell) Gifford was born Dec. 21, 1917. He enlisted in the Navy in 1944 and trained in Rhode Island and Iowa State College. He was later stationed in the South Pacific including the Philippines and Borneo, as a motor machinist mate 2nd class. His medals included two bronze stars. Everett was discharged from the Navy in Jan. 1946. Following his service duty he was employed by the American Locomotive Co., Sch'dy and local glove shop. He was married to Vivienne Weaver and he passed away in April 1966.

GEORGE C. GIFFORD -
was born Nov. 28, 1917. He enlisted with the United States Navy on July 25, 1944. George was a Seaman 1st class USNR. He was discharged from service on Dec. 21, 1945. George was a glove cutter.

PHILLIP GIFFORD -
was born on Feb. 26, 1924. He was inducted into the United States Service in World War II on Jan. 29, 1943. Tech. 5th grade - 1st Ranger Battalion. He was stationed in Italy and North Africa. Phillip received the Combat Infantry Badge and EAMETO ribbon with one battle star. He received his discharge on May 3, 1945.

ROBERT GIFFORD -
was born June 4, 1921. He enlisted in the service on Oct. 2, 1942 and was with the 644th Army Air Force Band. He served in Central Europe, also in India for 9 months. He received the Asiatic Pacific Service medal and Good Conduct medal. Robert was discharged from the service on June 2, 1946.  (There were many Robert Giffords from this area in WWII but after much research, believe this is the right one).

ROSCOE GIFFORD -
was born on May 27, 1925. He entered the service with the United States Navy on August 30, 1943. He attended the recruit training at Sampson. Boatswain Mate 2nd class received the American Theatre medal, Asiatic-Pacific medal and Victory medal. Roscoe was discharged from service in March 1946.

RUSSELL GIFFORD -
Have no information.

2ND LT. JOSEPH GIRARD -
was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Girard and enlisted in the armed forces on Dec. 10, 1941. He went overseas Jan. 25, 1944, and into action the following Feb. Reported missing since Dec. 26, 1944, he was killed in action over the Philippine Islands. He was the pilot of a P-47 Thunderbird fighter plane which departed from Mender Island on a strafing mission to Lye Island. Lt. Girard was cited for Meritorious achievement while participating in aerial flights in the Southwest Pacific area. Girard was decorated with the Air Medal. He had completed thirty missions over Japanese territory. His wife Marie, received her husband's Distinguished Flying Cross in 1945.

P. F. C. KENNETH GIRARD -
was the son of Lionel Girard. He was inducted into the service Oct. 1942 and received his basic training at Fort Dix, N.J. He received his first furlough in 1944 after 25 months of service. He was shipped to Panama, an expert machine gunner and received the Good Conduct medal, four service stripes and overseas stripes. He married Leona Wemple in 1942 and has two children. Girard presently lives with his wife in Florida.

RUSSELL GIRARD -
son of Mr. and Mrs. Lionel Girard enlisted in the service in Dec. 1941. In August 1945 he returned home for a furlough following 18 months of active duty in the European Theatre doing overseas duty and 35 missions, A.A.F. Lt. Girard earned the Four Oak Leaf Cluster, to the Air Medal, 1 Silver Star and 2 Gold Stars, also a unit citation. Tech. Sgt. Girard participated in the D-Day Activities. Russ has also been stationed in about 35 states. He married Cpl. Monette Elrod.

DEWITT GRIFFIS -
the son of Byron and Alice Griffis enlisted in the United States Navy in 1942. He was stationed on the U.S.S. Egeria in the Pacific area. DeWitt was a Petty Officer First Class. He received medals for the Asiatic-Pacific American Campaign with four Stars. Philippine Liberation medal with two stars, Navy Commendation and Victory medal. Following his discharge from service on Nov. 25, 1945 he was employed as a machinist. DeWitt and his present wife Helen (Wemple) Barker and retired and reside on Candlewood Drive, Mayfield. His first wife is deceased.

HAROLD GROVES -
was born on Sept. 11, 1918. He was a member of the United States Coast Guard s/2. Harold passed away August 31, 1986. His wife Doris Mortimer passed away in 1997.

GEORGE T. HAHN -
the son of Mr. and Mrs. John Hahn was born on Nov. 11, 1918. He joined the services of the United States Army on May 25, 1942. Tech. 5th grade Headquarters 38th Inf. Div. George saw action in Luzon, New Guinea and the South Philippines. He received the American Service medal, Asiatic-Pacific Service medal and Good Conduct and Victory medals. Following his discharge from service Hahn worked for the Crossley Glove Co. He was discharged on Nov. 19, 1945 and married to Aurelia Bielkiewicz of Schuylerville.

ARTHUR E. HALL -
was born on Sept. 13, 1910. He was the son of AnnaMae Montayne and Earl Hall. Art was in the service of the United States in World War II in the early 40's. When he was discharged from service he was employed by the American Locomotive Co., in Schenectady. He was married to the former Bivien Ellithorpe. Art passed away on May 28, 1974 and he resided on Paradise Point, Mayfield.

ERWIN HALL -
Have no information.

GEORGE HALLENBECK -
son of George and Gladys Hallenbeck enlisted in the Air Force in 1943. He was a weather observer at the A.A.F. Pacific Theatre for 33 months. After serving in the Philippines, George received his discharge in March 1946. He and his wife Rose Marie live in Michigan. He retired from the Firestone Co.

ALLEN HANDY -
The only information on Allen Handy is that he received a medical discharge from the services of World War II in 1943.

EMETT R. HANDY -
was born on March 23, 1911. He entered the services of the United States Army on April 21, 1944. Co. A 263rd Infantry, 66 Division. Pvt. Handy received the European-African-Middle Eastern Service medal, Good Conduct and Victory medals. Pvt. Handy was discharged from Service on Jan. 6, 1946.

GERALD HANDY -
the son of Alta (Sweet) Handy and Philo Handy was born on Sept. 30, 1925. He entered the services of the United States Navy on March 22, 1944. Gerald was stationed at the Brooklyn Navy Yard, and later was stationed in the South Pacific, while he was Seaman 1st. class. He was on the USS Hector at Pearl Harbor. Gerald received the Asiatic-Pacific medal, African-European medal and WWII Victory medal. He received his service discharge on March 1, 1947. Gerald passed away May 12, 1990. He was a leather worker. His wife Edith (Veeder) is also deceased. One of "my" memories of this couple was "I was a mail carrier and I started down the hill toward their mailbox, on Jackson Summit, their little dog nearly went through the house window trying to get out to meet me and get his cookies".

HARLAN HANDY -
was born on Nov. 25, 1922. He joined the forces of the United States Army on Jan. 21, 1943. Tec. /5 U.S. Army - 742nd Amphibious Battalion. Harlan received the American Service medal and European-African-Middle Eastern Service medal. He was discharged from service on Feb. 20, 1946. Harlan was a carpenter by trade. He passed away on June 25, 1993.

ELVIN HAREY -
was born on July 19, 1923. He was inducted in service on Jan. 21, 1943. Elvin served in Rhineland-Central Europe Hqrs. Co. 661st Tank Destroyer Battalion. Harry was a truck driver and received the ATO and EAMETO medals and the Good Conduct and Victory medals. PFC Harey was discharged from service Nov. 19, 1945 and was a glove maker.

EARL HART -
born in 1920 was the son of Mary Ann and Harvey Hart. He was inducted into the United States Marines in 1943 and was stationed in the Pacific area, which included Iwo Jima. "Chub" was discharged from service on Nov. 26, 1945. He followed the occupation of a barber and farmer following the service. Chub was married to Earlene J. Close and both are deceased. He passed away on Sept. 10, 1985.

MILTON (MILT) HART -
son of MaryAnn and Harvey Hart was born on Dec. 25, 1924. A Christmas Baby. In 1943 Milt entered the services of the United States Army. He was stationed in New Guinea, Japan and the Philippines. Staff Sargeant Hart served with the 24th Inf. Div. Foreign Service from Jan. 1944 to Jan. 1946. He was discharged from the service in 1946. Milt still operates his gas station and resides in Mayfield. His wife Marilyn (Herrick) has passed away.

HERBERT HATHAWAY -
was born on March 20, 1919. He entered the services of the United States Army in April 1942. Herb served with the 1st Inf. Div. Hdq'trs in North Africa, where he spent some time recuperating from an appendix operation. Following his convalescing he was transferred to the Postal Unit Tec/5 U.S. Army. He was stationed in Africa and ETO for three years. Herbert was discharged from the service in June 1944. He was married to Olive Baird. He passed away May 14, 1974.

DOUGLAS S. HAYES -
was born on May 18, 1924. He entered the services of the United States Army on Nov. 25, 1942 Co. E. 330th Infantry. He was a Routman Helper. Douglas was stationed in Ar_dennes, Rhineland. He received the American Defense medal, E-A-M-E Service medal, Victory and Good Conduct medals. Douglas was discharged from service on Feb. 2, 1946.

MILFORD J. HAYES -
was born on Aug. 26, 1913. He was inducted into the Navy on Jan. 18, 1944. Seaman 1st class USR received the Phil. Liberation ribbon with two stars, Asiatic Theatre ribbon with three stars, American Theatre ribbon and Victory medal. Milford was discharged from service on Dec. 24, 1945. He was a glove maker by trade.

ROSCOE D. HAYES -
was born on Feb. 28, 1925. He was inducted into the services of the United States Army on June 21, 1943 and became a Pvt. 1st class. He served in Normandy, Northern France. Roscoe received the American Service medal, E. A. N. E. Service medal, Purple Heart and Good Conduct meals. Roscoe was discharged from service on Feb. 1, 1946.

RAYMOND HEATH -
was born on Jan. 22, 1918. He entered the service on August 4, 1942 and was employed as a teacher before going into the service. Raymond obtained the rank of Sargeant with the 88th AAF BN 125 A. A. C. S. Squadron. He served in Burma, India and received the Asiatic Pacific medal and Good Conduct medal. Raymond was discharged from the service on Nov. 1, 1945.

FRITZ HENZIE -
was born in Germany on Aug. 31, 1914. He enlisted in the service from Johnstown on May 17, 1942 and served with the Com. 180 Infantry serving in the E. T. O. Theatre as a rifleman. He served in Europe, Africa and the Mid-Eastern areas from Nov. 10, 1944 to Sept. 14, 1945. Fritz received the American Service medal, European-American-Middle Eastern Service medal and Good Conduct medal. Fritz was married to Shirley Day who is deceased. He was discharged from service on Nov. 11, 1945. He passed away in Nov. 1998.

RICHARD (DICK) F. HERDMAN -
son of Unice and Leon Herdman was born on Jan. 10, 1921. He enlisted in the United States Service in Utica on Oct. 24, 1942. He served as S. Sargeant which the Medical Dept. 253rd Inf. Regt in the European Theatre. Dick was in Foreign Service from Nov. 25, 1944 to Feb. 26, 1946. He received his army medals and ribbons from Central Europe and Rhineland Theatres of War. Dick was discharged from the service on March 13, 1946. He and his wife, Ruth reside in Mayfield. His twin brother Robert was also in WWII Service.

ROBERT HERDMAN -
son of Unice and Leon Herdman was born Jan. 10, 1921. He is the twin brother of Richard. Bob enlisted from the armed forces in Albany, on July 12, 1945. He was discharged from the Army from Ft. Dix on July 25, 1946. Bob is married to Margaret (Davison) and they reside in Mayfield.

DONALD HERRICK -
son of Cora and Walton Herrick was born June 11, 1922. He was inducted into the United States Army in July 1943 and went overseas in July 1944 after receiving his basic training at Camp Wheeler, Georgia. In Nov. 1944 he was wounded in action in the Philippines and received the Purple Heart, after being attacked by a Japanese sniper. He was stationed in the Philippines and Japan. He was promoted to Corporal and received the Expert Infantry badge, Philippine and Asiatic Campaign Bars and the Good Conduct medal. In 1945 "Spot" received his honorable discharge. Following his service he married Dorothy Mack of Northville. Spot passed away Jan. 2, 1981.

LEONARD HERRICK -
is the son of the late Mildred (Warner) Herrick and Guy Herrick. A Mayfield graduate Leonard enlisted in the service of the United States in 1944 or 45. He received the rank of T/5 and was stationed in Frankfort and Berlin Germany. Leonard was awarded the European Theatre of Operations ribbon and others. Following college Leonard worked for the phone company, and is now retired. His wife Delores (Potenza) and he are retired and reside in Ramsey, New Jersey.

HAROLD HICKOCK -
was born on Sept. 15, 1923. He enlisted in the services of the United States on Oct. 31, 1942. Harold was a S. Sgt. AAF. Harold was a gunner and was stationed in Air Combat-Air Offensive in Europe-Naples-Fogia. He received the Air-Middle Eastern Service medal with 5 Oak Clusters, European-African-Middle Eastern Service medal and Good Conduct medal. His initial training was at Fort Meyers Aerial Gunnery School and Armorer School at Lowry Field, Fla. Harold was discharged from service in 1945, on Aug. 29.

JACK L. HICKOCK -
was born on May 1, 1923. He enlisted in the services of the United States Army on Dec. 29, 1941. PFC Hickock was with the 344th Fighter Squadron. He received the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign medal and the Good Conduct medal. Jack had been a short order cook before entering the service. He was discharged from service on Nov. 13, 1945. Jack passed away in 1965.

KENNETH HICKOCK -
son of Grace (Bennett) Hickock and Ralph Hickock was born June 8, 1925. He entered the service of the United States Army on Feb. 4, 1943 and served in the European Theatre. Kenneth received the Silver Service Star the equivalent of five bronze service stars. He also received the Presidential unite emblem, Meritorious Unit Emblem, E.A. Middle Eastern Campaign medal, Army of Occupation medal, Combat Infantryman badge, Good Conduct medal and Belgium Fourragere. He also received an Honorable Service lapel button, WWII Expert Badge/Rifle Bar. Following his discharge from service he pursued his occupation as a carpenter. Kenneth and his wife Marian (Killmartin) reside in Gloversville.

ALEXANDER HITRICK -
son of Irma and Alexander Hitrick enlisted in the United States Army in 1944. He was trained at Camp Blanding, Fla., and Fort Benning, Ga., before going to Rhineland, Central Europe. He received the EAME Campaign medal, Good Conduct and WWII Victory medals. His rank was T/5. Following his discharge he was employed in the dry cleaning business. Alex and his wife Shirley (Antis) reside on Woodside Ave., Mayfield.

RAYMOND HITRICK -
son of Irma and Alexander Hitrick was born on April 1, 1927. He enlisted in the service on March 27, 1945. Raymond was stationed in the Philippine Islands- USS YFD 64-Floating dry dock. He received the WWII Victory medal, Asiatic Pacific Theatre and American Theatre medals. Raymond obtained the rank of Seaman 1st class and was discharged from service on June 29, 1946. He joined the Naval Reserve in 1949 and retired in 1968. After the service he was a tannery worker, employed by the International Paper Co., Ticonderoga and Republic Steel Corp., in Mineloa, N.Y. Raymond presently resides in Desert Hot Springs, Ca.

DELOS HOLMES -
was born on May 26, 1922. He entered the United States Army in 1942 and was in New Orleans in Feb. 1944. He later was stationed in the Panama Canal zone. PFC Holmes was in the Infantry as a cannoneer. Delos received the American Service medal, Asiatic Pacific Service medal and the Good Conduct medal. He was discharged from the service on Oct. 21, 1945.

ROBERT HOLMES -
was the nephew of Mrs. Etta Baxter who was his guardian as his parents were deceased. He entered the services of the United States Army in Feb. 1943, receiving his basic training at Camp Lee. He was sent overseas late in March arriving in England. In April 1944 he was reported missing and later in April was reported killed in action in the European area.

GEORGE HOYT -
Have no information.

RICHARD HOYT -
was born June 13, 1922. He enlisted in the United States Service of World War II on Jan. 3, 1941. He served with DEML in the E. T. O.. His Foreign Service was from May 2, 1941 through April 5, 1943. Richard was discharged from the service on July 3, 1945.

WILLIAM S. HOYT -
was born on Nov. 8, 1914. He was inducted into the United States Services of World War II on Feb. 6, 1941. William was a Tech. Sargeant-Headquarters Detachment #137. He received the American Defense Service medal with a bronze star, European-African-Middle Eastern Service medal, American Service medal and WWII Victory medal. Sgt. Hoyt received his discharge on Nov. 19, 1943. He was a florist by trade.

JAMES F. HUNTER -
entered the United States Army on July 5, 1943, receiving his training at Fort Belvoir, Va. He was stationed in Italy. He was attached in the Engineer Division as a Mechanic. Pvt. Hunter received the Purple Heart due to shrapnel wounds to his head and face while fighting in Italy. He was discharged from the service from Fort Dix in 1945 T/5. In 1944 he was married to Marie Besaw.

  

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