World War II Veterans of North Dakota State University


Please note that these stories were sent directly to the University Archives and do not include the oral histories or the information in the WWII Reunion binder that was compiled by the Alumni Center.

Name Branch Rank, Service, and Theater
Edwin B. Olson (Class of 1940) Army Captain--Tanks--756th Tank Battalion; Africa
Robert E. Sheffield (Class of 1950)
Army Staff Sergeant, Company C 8th Infantry Regiment; Europe
Ralph Williams (Class of 1942) Navy Ensign--LST458; South Pacific
Donald Martin (Former Student) Navy Fuel Injector Repairman/MOMM2/C--LST 325. in North Africa (Tunis), Sicily and Normandy.
Lynden N. Benshoof (Class of 1941) Navy LT Sr. Grade--LST 392; Africa, Europe, Sicily
George A. Martin (Class of 1942) Army Captain--Infantry 3rd BN, 272 Regiment, 69 Infantry Division; Europe
Leo W. LeFevre (Former Student) Army BARman, A Company, 395 Infantry Regiment; Europe
Eldred (El) G. Kollman (Class of 1949) Army Sergeant, 32nd (Red Arrow) Division; Leyte, Luzon & Japan
Edwin M. Anderson (Faculty)
1st Lieutenant, 598th Bomb Squadron, 397th Bomb Group; Europe
Eugene V. Pfeifer (Class of 1966)
Radioman Second Class, U.S.S. Makassar Strait, CVE-91; South Pacific
Milton L. Anderson (Class of 1952)
Machinist Mate First Class, U.S.S. Clay APA 39; South Pacific
Bill Fairbrother (Former Student) Marines Sergeant, E Battery, 2nd Battalion, 10th Marines, 2nd Division; South Pacific
Larry Aasen (Class of 1943)
Sergeant, 513th Airborne Signal Company, Message Center Group; Europe
Paul Kenneth "Bud" Weiser (Class of 1942)
Technical Sergent, Radio Operator, B-17 Crew, 352nd Bomb Squadron, 301st Bomb Group

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Last Updated: 1/10/05