The NWMGS is working to compile information on every soldier from northwest Missouri that served in World War II. The goal is to publish a book, preserve the historical information, and share the results online for future generations of researchers. Due to a shortage of volunteers, we are not certain when we will be able to publish a book, but we would still love to have the information sent in and we will keep it on file. When the volunteer situation improves, we will resume this project.
In January of 1944 the St. Joseph News-Press published a list of nearly 7000 soldiers that were from Buchanan County. In that publication, they also included a call for any missed names, and published them in the subsequent weeks, and included those from the surrounding areas. These lists will serve as the basis of our project. We hope to document what happened to each and every one of them, and need your help.
If you would like to contribute information on the World War II veteran in your family, please fill out the form and send it in. We understand the list is far from complete, so there may be hundreds or thousands of other servicemen to be added.
Can you help us spread the word at your place of worship, place of employment, business or with other groups? We would greatly appreciate ANY help!