Wednesday, May 1, 2013

238th Port Company, 494th Port Battalion roster

In my continuing research in to WWII port battalions I requested the National Archives' historic report of the 494th Port Battalion. Among the papers was a May 1945 list of men receiving the Individual Service Award of the Bronze Arrowhead for their part in the Normandy invasion. The list offers a near-complete roster of the men in the battalion. I'm reproducing the names here in the hopes that family members find dad or grandfather. I want connect people with the remarkable service of the WWII port companies.

238th Port Company Officers
1st Lt. Justin B. Arnold • Capt. Harry L. Carpenter • 1st Lt. Francis D. Edes • John F. O'Malley

238th Port Company Enlisted Men
James H. Allen
Robert R. Baugh
Richard Barfield
Horace Bell
Robert Belton
Bishop J. Caldwell
Charles O. Campbell
Herbert W. Cheatham, Jr.
Robert J. Cheeks
Steve Clinkscales
John D. DeBardeleben
Ned Dennis
George A. Dillard
Booker Dorsey
Carey J. Douglas
Clarence B. Downard
Else Edwards
Arthur J. Fair
Samuel E. Fisher
George Garrison
Ed George
Edward L. Gilmore
Delmas E. Green
Alex Guest
Albert L. Gun
Tom Gunn
Herman Henson
Holmes C. Howard
George R. Johnson
James F. Johnson
George R. Meade, Jr.
Sheridan H. Murray
Roland Otway
Charles T. Owens
Notie L. Pate
William J. Payne
Roy L. Pleasant
Adolph Reed
Frank Reed
Clarence Rivers
Frank L. Robnett, Jr.
Herman Rose
Seymore K. Shepherd
Eric W. Smith
Evans S. Trigg, Jr.
Almond Truly
Frank A. Wallace
Willie C. White
Cleveland L. Williams
Clozell Williams
Milton O. Wood
Chester L. Wyatt


  1. My grandfather was Delmas E. Green. Are there any surviving members of this unit I could talk to, or any relatives who may have photos to share?

  2. Hi Wendy, email me and I can send you a scan of the WWII history of your grandfather's battalion. And I can see if I can put you in touch with some veterans.


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