Baker, Addison Earl [memorial] b. January 1, 1907 d. August 1, 1943 World War II Congressional Medal of Honor recipient. Born in Chicago, Illinois, he was a National Guard officer who had been called to active duty in 1940. By 1943, he was a Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army Air Corps and commander of the 93rd Heavy Bombardment Group, Eighth Air Force, assigned to Benghazi, North Africa. It was from this point that he led his group as part of a daring low level attack against enemy oil refineries and installations at Ploesti, Romania, on August 1, 1943. Approaching...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Florence American Cemetery and Memorial, Florence, Provincia di Firenze, Toscana, Italy Plot: Body was never recovered.
Harmon, Sgt. Roy W. b. 1915 d. July 12, 1944 World War II Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. One of six Native Americans to receive the award. Roy W. Harmon enlisted in the army from California and was sent to Europe with Company C, 362nd Infantry Regiment, 91st Division. He was killed in Italy while attacking German firing positions that were pinning down Allied troops. He was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor in 1945 in recognition of his actions. The citation reads: "He was an acting squad leader when heavy machine gun fire...[Read More] (Bio by: Anne Cady) Florence American Cemetery and Memorial, Florence, Provincia di Firenze, Toscana, Italy Plot: Plot A Row 4 Grave 37
Kochendorfer, SSgt. Robert C b. 1920 d. January 16, 1944 SSgt. U.S. Army Air Corps, World War II-SSgt. Kochendorfer was killed in action on 1-16-1944 while flying as an Aerial Gunner on a B-26 Medium Bomber with the 437th Bomb Squadron, 319th Bomber Group, Medium. There was no recovery of the body from the Mediterranean Sea.