Vienna Historical Society
Preserving the History of Vienna and Mount Vernon, Maine

World War II Veterans

World War II Veterans of Vienna

compiled by Eileen Lord & Norma Wing

Harold W. Banister

Serial Number: 3115813
Parents: George L. & Valerie A. (Guertin) Banister
Birth Place: Boylston , Massachusetts
Birth Date: 9 Mar 1918
Residence: Kennebec, Maine
Service: He enlisted as a Private in the U.S. Army on 27 Oct 1942 in Portland, Maine. Cpl.
Date of Death: 6 Feb 2001
Place of Death: Togus, Maine
Buried: Forest Hill Cemetery, Madison, Maine

Lawrence M. Comstock

Serial Number: 31399734
Parents: Merton & Helen (Dunn) Comstock
Birth Place: North Vienna , Maine
Birth Date: abt. 1925
Residence: Franklin, Maine
Service: He enlisted as a Private in the U.S. Army on 03 Nov 1943 in Portland, Maine.
Date of Death: bet. 1943-1945
Place of Death: Killed in action in Germany
Buried:

Herbert Raymond Davis

Serial Number:
Parents: Walter & Dora (Locke) Davis
Birth Place: Vienna, Maine
Birth Date: 11 May 1926
Residence:
Service: S2 U.S. Navy
Date of Death: 18 Jun 1999
Place of Death: Mission Viejo, California
Buried: Riverside National Cemetery, Riverside, California

Harold Lyndon Foss

Serial Number: 31154796
Parents: Milton & Jessie (Smart) Foss
Birth Place: Mt. Vernon, Maine
Birth Date: 12 Apr 1902
Residence: Kennebec, Maine
Service: He enlisted as a Private in the U.S. Army on 27 Oct 1942 in Portland, Maine
Date of Death: 18 August 1948
Place of Death: Togus, Maine
Buried: Franklin Cemetery, Vienna, Maine

Lester F. Goodspeed

Serial Number: 31154004
Parents: Amos & Anna (Horn) Goodspeed
Birth Place: Terryville, Connecticut
Birth Date: 9 Aug 1906
Residence: Kennebec, Maine
Service: He enlisted as a Private in the U.S. Army on 12 Oct 1942 in Portland, Maine.
Date of Death: 2 Sep 1972
Place of Death: Farmington, Maine
Buried: Franklin Cemetery, Vienna, Maine

Victor Roland Goodspeed

Serial Number: 6065464
Parents: Amos & Anna (Horn) Goodspeed
Birth Place: Connecticut
Birth Date: 1916
Residence:
Service: He served as Carpenter's Mate 2nd Class in the US Naval Reserve
Date of Death: 1944 Killed in Action
Place of Death:
Buried: Franklin Cemetery, Vienna, Maine

Edwin T. Hill

Serial Number: 11016700
Parents: John V. & Elena Maria (Laakso) Hill
Birth Place: Massachusetts
Birth Date: 06 Jun 1918
Residence: Kennebec, Maine
Service: He enlisted as a Private in the U.S. Army on 09 Nov 1940 in Augusta, Maine in the Infantry.
Date of Death: 2 Nov 1990
Place of Death: Maine
Buried:

Eino H. Hill

Serial Number: 31220179
Parents: John V. & Elena Maria (Laakso) Hill
Birth Place: Vienna, Maine
Birth Date: 9 Apr 1923
Residence: Kennebec, Maine
Service: He enlisted as a Private in the U.S. Army on 26 Jan 1943 in Portland, Maine. He served 11 months in the states and 2 years overseas in the 738 AAA Battalion.
Date of Death: 06 Apr 1985
Place of Death: Farmington, Maine
Buried:

Reino J. Hill

Serial Number: 31400961
Parents: John V. & Elena Maria (Laakso) Hill
Birth Place: Vienna, Maine
Birth Date: 26 Feb 1926
Residence: Kennebec, Maine
Service: He enlisted as a Private in the U.S. Army on 05 Jul 1944 in Portland, Maine
Date of Death: 20 Apr 2003
Place of Death: Farmington, Maine
Buried:

Tauno T. Hill

Serial Number:
Parents: John V. & Elena Maria (Laakso) Hill
Birth Place: Vienna , Maine
Birth Date: 30 May 1924
Residence: Kennebec, Maine
Service: He enlisted as a Private un the U.S. Army on 24 Jun 1943 in Portland, Maine
Date of Death:
Place of Death:
Buried:

Dwight Hughes

Serial Number:
Parents:
Birth Place:
Birth Date:
Residence:
Service:
Date of Death:
Place of Death:
Buried:

Clayton Wesley Kelley

Serial Number: 31400959
Parents: Harold & Pearl (Whittier) Kelley
Birth Place: Vienna, Maine
Birth Date: 15 Feb 1926
Residence: Kennebec, Maine
Service: He enlisted as a Private in the U.S. Army on 05 Jul 1944 in Portland, Maine. He served as a Sergeant and was discharged on 20 Aug 1946, having received a Victory Medal.
Date of Death: 02 Nov 2003
Place of Death: Chesterville, Maine
Buried: Franklin Cemetery, Vienna, Maine

Harold Arvo Kilponen

Serial Number: 31116325
Parents: Kalle & Elsa Mari (Pulkkinen) Kilponen
Birth Place: Paris, Maine
Birth Date: 15 apr 1919
Residence: Kennebec, Maine
Service: He enlisted as a Private in the U.S. Army on 21 May 1942 in Portland, Maine. Private 1 st Class
Date of Death: 23 Dec 2003
Place of Death: Farmington, Maine
Buried: Franklin Cemetery, Vienna , Maine

Knute Minion Kilponen

Serial Number:
Parents: Kalle & Elsa Mari (Pulkkinen) Kilponen
Birth Place: Greenwood , Maine
Birth Date: 06 Aug 1913
Residence: Kennebec, Maine
Service: He enlisted as a Private in the U.S. Army on 12 Nov 1942 in Portland, Maine. TEC5
Date of Death: 24 Jan 1996
Place of Death: Augusta, Maine
Buried: Maine Veteran's Memorial Cemetery, Augusta, Maine

George Harold Lord

Serial Number: 31497479
Parents: Joseph & Hattie (Allen) Lord
Birth Place: Pittsfield, Massachusetts
Birth Date: 26 July 1915
Residence: Berkshire, Massachusetts
Service: He was drafted as a Private in the U.S. Army on 31 May 1945 in Portland , Maine
Date of Death: 21 Dec 1980
Place of Death: Vienna, Maine
Buried: Vienna Village Cemetery, Vienna, Maine

Archie Orman Meader

Serial Number: 31150165
Parents: Charles & Annie (Bigelow) Meader
Birth Place: Vienna, Maine
Birth Date: 11 Oct 1921
Residence: Kennebec, Maine
Service: He enlisted as a Private in the U.S. Army on 23 Jul 1942 in Portland, Maine.

Leon Charles Meader

Serial Number: 31116332
Parents: Charles & Annie (Bigelow) Meader
Birth Place: Vassalboro , Maine
Birth Date: 14 Jun 1919
Residence: Kennebec, Maine
Service: He enlisted as a Private in the U.S. Army on 21 May 1942 in Portland, Maine

Charles Mortley

Serial Number:
Parents:
Birth Place:
Birth Date: 07 Sep 1928
Residence:
Service: He served in the U.S. Navy
Date of Death: 09 Aug 1952
Place of Death:
Buried: Franklin Cemetery, Vienna, Maine

Robert W. Parsons

Serial Number:
Parents: Robert & Sadie (Taggart) Parsons
Birth Place: Vienna, Maine
Birth Date: 07 Jul 1912
Residence: Kennebec, Maine
Service: He enlisted as a Private in the U.S. Army on 16 Jan 1941 in Bangor, Maine. He served from 1941 to 1945 in the Pacific Theater with the Corp of Engineers
Date of Death: 14 Sept 1988
Place of Death: Waterville, Maine
Buried: Riverside Cemetery, Newport, Maine

Carl Earl Rackliff

Serial Number: 31400708
Parents: Joseph & Roxie (Davis) Rackliff
Birth Place: New Sharon, Maine
Birth Date: 26 Nov 1925
Residence: Androscoggin, Maine
Service: He enlisted as a Private in the U.S. Army on 25 Jan 1944 in Portland, Maine.
Date of Death: Dec 1973
Place of Death:
Buried:

Benjamin L. Ridley

Serial Number: 31098837
Parents: Charles & Lula (Storer) Ridley
Birth Place: Vienna , Maine
Birth Date: 04 Oct 1915
Residence: Kennebec, Maine
Service: Enlisted as a Private in the U.S. Army on 28 Mar 1942 in Bangor, Maine
Date of Death: 09 Dec 1987
Place of Death: Farmington, Maine
Buried:

Vernon Everett Stewart

Serial Number:
Parents: Vernon E. & Irene (Fuller) Stewart
Birth Place: Rangeley, Maine
Birth Date: 09 Nov 1919
Residence:
Service:
Date of Death: 17 Aug 1970
Place of Death: Portland, Maine
Buried:

Elfie H. Swenson

Serial Number:
Parents: Elfie & Vera (Brann) Swenson
Birth Place: Farmington, Maine
Birth Date: 7 Apr 1921
Residence:
Service: He enlisted as a Private in the U.S. Army on 9 Feb 1943 in Portland, Maine. Tec 5 U.S. Army
Date of Death: 11 Jan 1997
Place of Death:
Buried: Maine Veteran's Memorial Cemetery, Augusta, Maine

Donald A. Varney

Serial Number:
Parents: Elbridge & Sarah “Olive” ( Whittier ) Varney
Birth Place: Vienna, Maine
Birth Date: 26 Jun 1924
Residence:
Service: He served from 1941 to 1945
Date of Death: 27 Aug 1967
Place of Death: Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut
Buried: Vienna Village Cemetery

Harland G. Varney

Serial Number: 31400418
Parents: Elbridge & Sarah “Olive” ( Whittier ) Varney
Birth Place: Maine
Birth Date: 23 Sept 1925
Residence: Kennebec, Maine
Service: He enlisted as a Private in the U.S. Army on 28 Dec 1943 in Portland, Maine

Clyde Carlton Waugh

Serial Number: 31150157
Parents: Charles L. & Etta (Moulton) Waugh
Birth Place: Madison, Maine
Birth Date: 20 Jan 1904
Residence: Kennebec, Maine
Service: He enlisted as a Private in the U.S. Army on 23 Jul 1942 in Portland, Maine
Date of Death: 27 Dec 1997
Place of Death: Vienna, Maine
Buried:

James F. Waugh

Serial Number:
Parents: Clyde & Dorris (Kelley) Waugh
Birth Place: Vienna, Maine
Birth Date: 11 Feb 1926
Residence:
Service:
Date of Death:
Place of Death:
Buried:

Herbert Edwin Wave

Serial Number:
Parents: Willie & Annie Wave
Birth Place:
Birth Date: 1923
Residence:
Service: Served as a submariner in the U.S. Navy.
Date of Death:
Place of Death:
Buried:

Howard S. Webber

Serial Number: 31153412
Parents: Sherman & Grace ( York ) Webber
Birth Place: Vienna, Maine
Birth Date: 06 Jul 1912
Residence: Kennebec, Maine
Service: He enlisted as a Private in the U.S. Army on 29 Sept 1942 in Portland , Maine
Date of Death: 16 Nov 1992
Place of Death: Gardiner, Maine
Buried: Franklin Cemetery, Vienna, Maine

Clarence E. Wells

Serial Number:
Parents: Howard & Bertha (Ryerson) Wells
Birth Place: New Sharon, Maine
Birth Date: 15 Apr 1918
Residence:
Service: He was a Private in the U.S. Army
Date of Death: 28 Jul 2003
Place of Death: Maine
Buried: Maine Veteran's Memorial Cemetery, Augusta, Maine

Merton Howard Wells

Serial Number: 31098838
Parents: Howard & Bertha (Ryerson) Wells
Birth Place: Vienna, Maine
Birth Date: 14 Mar 1915
Residence: Kennebec, Maine
Service: He enlisted as a Private in the U.S. Army on 28 Mar 1942 in Bangor, Maine
Date of Death: 08 Oct 1990
Place of Death: Gardiner, Maine
Buried:

Porter Barton Whittier

Serial Number: 11122174
Parents: Arthur & Minnie (Porter) Whittier
Birth Place: Vienna, Maine
Birth Date: 4 Aug 1917
Residence: Kennebec, Maine
Service: He enlisted as a Private in the U.S. Air Corps on 14 Nov 1942 in Portland, Maine . Lieutenant Coronal U. S. Army Air Force
Date of Death: 9 Feb 2000
Place of Death: Mt. Vernon, Maine
Buried: Porter Cemetery, Vienna, Maine

The names on the above lists were compiled from:

Conversation with Robert Bean on Sunday, May 04, 2008
Conversation with Beverly Wight Smith, May 04, 2008
Dead and Missing Army and Army Air Forces Personnel, World War II: Index
Kennebec Journal Obituaries
Maine Dept. of Human Services, Vital Records
U.S. Census Records
U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs, Burial & Memorial Benefits – National Gravesite Locater
U.S. Veterans Gravesites, ca. 1775-2006

U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946

Waterville Sentinel Obituaries

World War II Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard Casualties, 1941-1945

This does not include soldiers enlisted elsewhere, but afterwards residents of Vienna.

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