Lorraine (McKnight) Barrows - family of Frank Trevor McKnight of Fayette County, PA - joined the Women's Auxiliary Air Corps (WAAC) and shipped overseas to England. Her first assignment was in a telephone switchboard operation in six underground floors of the Selfridges department store in London, working with a team of operators for Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower's London headquarters. She was part of the D-Day invasion and among 36 women who landed on Utah Beach. After arriving in Normandy, France, she and her fellow WAACs slept in tents for three weeks.
James Howard Crabtree - family of Mary Agnes (Younkin) Crabtree - a seaman first class in the Navy. He was quoted in an article in the November 1942 Reader's Digest, "Convoy to Murmansk," authored by Edwin Miller. During the D-Day operation in June 1944, now in the Atlantic, he is believed to have helped sink a ship there intentionally to obscure the invading troops coming ashore.
Stephen Augustus Duffy - family of John Miner of Mauch Chunk, PA - private first class with the 489th Anti-Aircraft Artillery, and took part in military operations in Normandy and Northern France.
George DeLong - family of Mary Jane (Pring) McCollough of Shawnee, OK - landed in France on D-day plus eight. Was one of the first Americans to enter Cherbourg where more than 6,000 Germans were held as prisoners of war.
Blair Eugene King - family of Bertha (Ream) Conn of Confluence, PA - served with the 325th Glider Infantry as part of the 82nd Airborne Division, and took part in the D-Day invasion.
Howard Philip Lepley - family of Elizabeth (Sturtz) Comp of Buffalo Mills, PA - crew member of the B-24 bomber "Little Sheppard,"of the 714th Bomber Squadron, 448th Bomber Group, shot down over Evreux, France on June 10, 1944, just four days after D-Day. Howard and four other crewmen were killed in the action. His body was recovered and buried in Europe.
Charles William McClain - family of Margaret (Hoye) McClain of Smithfield, PA - "was wounded shortly after the first outfit of paratroopers landed in Normandy," said a newspaper. "Returning to England, young McClain recovered in a base hospital and returned to duty. Several weeks later he was fatally wounded in the leg." He succumbed to his wounds on Oct. 6, 1944, in Holland. His remains were not returned home for five years.
Glenn Ellsworth McKnight - family of William Stewart McKnight of Dawson, PA - was part of the Army's assault at Omaha Beach, and later saw action at the Battle of the Bulge. Was wounded and received the Purple Heart medal.
William Lawson Miller - family of George W. Ingles Ogle - joining the U.S. Navy in 1943, participated in the invasion of Normandy.