Corporal Caleb O. Simpler (1917–1942)

Caleb O, Simpler in 1941 or early 1942 (Courtesy of the Delaware Public Archives) Home StateCivilian OccupationDelawareBank employeeBranchService NumberU.S. Army32167222TheatersUnitEuropean, AmericanBattery “H,” 61st Coast Artillery Regiment (Antiaircraft)AwardsCampaigns/BattlesPurple HeartBattle of the Atlantic Early Life & Family Caleb Oliver Simpler was born in Felton, Delaware, on the evening of March 10, 1917. He was the second child …

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2nd Lieutenant William J. Harden (1921–1944)

William J. Harden c. 1943 (Courtesy of the Delaware Public Archives) ResidencesCivilian OccupationBorn in Maryland, raised in DelawareStudentBranchService NumbersU.S. Army Air ForcesEnlisted 12054590 / Officer O-681855TheaterUnitMediterranean737th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), 454th Bombardment Group (Heavy)AwardsCampaigns/BattlesAir Medal with one oak leaf cluster, Purple HeartEuropean strategic bombing campaign Early Life & Family William Joseph Harden was born in Westernport, …

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