List of Medal of Honor recipients for World War II facts for kids

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World War II was a global military conflict. It is also called Second World War. It was the joining of what started off as two separate conflicts. The first began in Asia as the Second Sino-Japanese War. The other began in Europe in 1939 with the German invasion of Poland.

This global conflict split the majority of the world's nations into two opposing military alliances. On one side was the Allies. On the other was the Axis powers. It involved the mobilization of over 100 million military personnel. This made it the most widespread war in history. It placed the participants in a state of "total war". The distinction between civil and military resources were eliminated. This resulted in the complete activation of a nation's economic, industrial, and scientific capabilities for the purposes of the war effort. Over 60 million people, the majority of them civilians, were killed, making it the deadliest conflict in human history. The financial cost of the war is estimated at about a trillion 1944 U.S. dollars worldwide, making it the most costly war in capital as well as lives.

The Allies won. The result was the United States and Soviet Union emerged as the world's two leading superpowers.

During this conflict 464 United States military personnel received the Medal of Honor, 266 of them posthumously. Seventeen of these were Japanese-Americans fighting in both Europe and the Pacific. Additionally, the only recipient for the United States Coast Guard received the Medal for his actions during this war.

The Medal of Honor was created during the American Civil War. It is the highest military decoration presented by the United States government to a member of its armed forces. The recipient must have distinguished themselves at the risk of their own life above and beyond the call of duty in action against an enemy of the United States. Due to the nature of this medal, it is commonly presented posthumously.

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Image Name Service Rank Place of action Date of action Notes
Adams, LucianLucian Adams Army Staff Sergeant near St. Die, France 01944-10-28 October 28 1944 For single-handedly destroying enemy machine gun emplacements to re-establish supply lines to U.S. Army companies
Head of a young man in military uniform with a quizzical look on his face. His garrison cap is tilted off to one side and a tuft of short hair sticks out from the other. Agerholm, Harold C.Harold C. Agerholm  Marine Corps Private First Class Saipan, Marianas Islands 01944-07-07 July 7 1944 Sacrificed his life to rescue wounded men under heavy enemy fire. After returning several times for more wounded was killed by an enemy sniper.
Anderson, Beauford T.Beauford T. Anderson Army Technical Sergeant Okinawa 01945-04-13 April 13 1945 Risked his life to save several of his fellow soldiers and repel an enemy attack single-handedly.
Head of a young man in a military jacket and tie, looking down and to the right Anderson, Richard B.Richard B. Anderson  Marine Corps Private First Class Roi Island, Kwajalein Atoll, Marshall Islands 01944-02-01 February 1 1944 Sacrificed his life by smothering a grenade with his body to save fellow Marines.
Antolak, SylvesterSylvester Antolak  Army Sergeant near Cisterna di Littoria, Italy 01944-05-24 May 24 1944 Near Cisterna di Littoria, Italy, he charged 200 yards over flat, coverless terrain to destroy an enemy machinegun nest during the second day of the offensive which broke through the German cordon of steel around the Anzio beachhead.
Head of a middle-aged man wearing a light-colored jacket with stripes and a star on shoulderboards, a dark colored tie, and a peaked cap with decorative leaves on the visor. Antrim, Richard N.Richard N. Antrim Navy Lieutenant Makassar, Celebes, Netherlands East Indies 01942-04 April 1942 During the early part of his imprisonment at Makassar in April 1942, he saw a Japanese guard brutally beating a fellow prisoner of war and successfully intervened, at great risk to his own life. For his conspicuous act of valor, Antrim later received the Medal of Honor.
Atkins, Thomas E.Thomas E. Atkins Army Private First Class Villa Verde Trail, Luzon, Philippine Islands 01945-03-10 March 10 1945 Remained in his fox hole for 4 hours bearing the brunt of each enemy assault and maintaining fire until each charge was repulsed.
Bailey, Kenneth D.Kenneth D. Bailey  Marine Corps Major Henderson Field, Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands 01942-09-12 September 12 1942 – 01942-09-13 September 13 1942 After reorganizing his unit and repelling an enemy attack. Continued to fight for hours after being severely wounded and dying from his wounds.
Profile of a white man leaning forward with a large phone handset pressed to his ear. He is wearing a leather jacket over a shirt and tie. Baker, Addison E.Addison E. Baker  Army Air Forces Lieutenant Colonel over Ploiesti, Romania (Operation Tidal Wave) 01943-08-01 August 1 1943 For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity above and beyond the call of duty in action with the enemy on August 1, 1943. On this date he led his command, the 93d Heavy Bombardment Group, on a daring low-level attack against enemy oil refineries and installations at Ploesti, Rumania.
Portrait of a white man in a military uniform looking off to his left and smiling. Baker, Thomas A.Thomas A. Baker  Army Private Saipan, Mariana Islands 01944-06-19 June 19 1944 – 01944-07-07 July 7 1944 Repeatedly risked his life in multiple battles over a period of several days. Refused to leave the battle after being severely wounded. At his request, his comrades left him propped against a tree and gave him a pistol, which had eight bullets remaining. When American forces retook the position, they found the pistol, now empty, and eight dead Japanese soldiers around Baker's body.
Baker, Vernon J.Vernon J. Baker Army Second Lieutenant near Viareggio, Italy 01945-04-05 April 5 1945 – 01945-04-06 April 6 1945 Demonstrated outstanding courage and leadership in destroying enemy installations, personnel and equipment during his company's attack against a strongly entrenched enemy in mountainous terrain
Color photo of Barfoot wearing his Medal of Honor and a blue suit. He is facing the camera and smiling. Barfoot, Van T.Van T. Barfoot Army Technical Sergeant near Carano, Italy 01944-05-23 May 23 1944 For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of life above and beyond the call of duty on 23 May 1944, near Carano, Italy
Barrett, Carlton W.Carlton W. Barrett Army Private near St. Laurent-sur-Mer, France 01944-06-06 June 6 1944 Joined the United States Army in Albany, New York, he was a member of, 18th Infantry, 1st Infantry Division. Barrett was one of four Medal of Honor recipients on D-Day, June 6, 1944.
Head of a young white man in a plain dark jacket with a star-shaped medal hanging from a ribbon around his neck. His garrison cap is tilted to the side and has a single round pin on its side. Basilone, JohnJohn Basilone Marine Corps Sergeant Lunga area, Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands 01942-10-24 October 24 1942 – 01942-10-25 October 25 1942 On the night of October 24–25, 1942 his unit engaged the Japanese in the Lunga area when their position came under attack by a regiment of approximately 3,000 soldiers. The Japanese forces began a frontal attack using machine guns, grenades and mortars against the American heavy machine guns. Basilone commanded two sections of machine guns that fought for the next 48 hours until only Basilone and two other men were still able to continue fighting. Basilone moved an extra gun into position and maintained continual fire against the incoming Japanese forces. He repaired another machine-gun and personally manned it, holding the defensive line until replacements arrived. With the continuous fighting, ammunition became critically low and supply lines were cut off. Basilone fought through hostile lines and returned with urgently needed ammunition for his gunners. He was killed on Iwo Jima on February 19, 1945. He was the first Enlisted Marine to receive The Medal of Honor, Purple Heart, and The Navy Cross.
Head and torso of a white man sitting with his right arm resting on something in front of him. He is wearing a military uniform with a wide belt, a strap diagonally across the chest, and a peaked cap. Bauer, Harold W.Harold W. Bauer  Marine Corps Lieutenant Colonel South Pacific area 01942-05-10 May 10 1942 – 01942-11-14 November 14 1942 For extraordinary heroism and conspicuous courage as Squadron Commander of Marine Fighting Squadron TWO TWELVE in the South Pacific Area during the period May 10 to November 14, 1942.
Bausell, Lewis K.Lewis K. Bausell  Marine Corps Corporal Peleliu Island, Palau Group 01944-09-15 September 15 1944 During combat at Peleliu, he covered an exploding Japanese hand grenade in order to protect his comrades, and died of his wounds three days later. Bausell was the only enlisted Marine from the Nation's capital, Washington, D.C. to be awarded the Medal of Honor for actions during World War II.
Beaudoin, Raymond O.Raymond O. Beaudoin  Army First Lieutenant Hamelin, Germany 01945-04-06 April 6 1945 By his intrepidity, great fighting skill, and supreme devotion to his responsibility for the well-being of his platoon, 1st Lt. Beaudoin single-handedly accomplished a mission that enabled a messenger to secure help which saved the stricken unit and made possible the decisive defeat of the German forces.
Bell, Bernard P.Bernard P. Bell Army Technical Sergeant Mittelwihr, France 01944-12-18 December 18 1944 By his intrepidity and bold, aggressive leadership, T/Sgt. Bell enabled his 8-man squad to drive back approximately 150 of the enemy, killing at least 87 and capturing 42. Personally, he killed more than 20 and captured 33 prisoners.
Bender, StanleyStanley Bender Army Staff Sergeant near La Lande, France 01944-08-17 August 17 1944 He had sparked and led the assault company in an attack which overwhelmed the enemy, destroying a roadblock, taking a town, seizing intact 3 bridges over the Maravenne River, and capturing commanding terrain which dominated the area.
Benjamin, Jr., GeorgeGeorge Benjamin, Jr.  Army Private First Class Leyte, Philippine Islands 01944-12-21 December 21 1944 severely wounded while leading an assault against a strongly defended Japanese position on the island of Leyte. After being evacuated to an aid station, he conveyed valuable information regarding the disposition of the Japanese emplacement to his superiors.
Bennett, Edward A.Edward A. Bennett Army Corporal Heckhuscheid, Germany 01945-02-01 February 1 1945 The fearless initiative, stalwart combat ability, and outstanding gallantry of Cpl. Bennett eliminated the enemy fire which was decimating his company's ranks and made it possible for the Americans to sweep all resistance from the town.
Head of a middle-aged white man with thinning hair, wearing a dark suit coat, white shirt, and dark tie. Bennion, Mervyn S.Mervyn S. Bennion  Navy Captain USS West Virginia (BB-48), Pearl Harbor 01941-12-07 December 7 1941 While mortally wounded, he remained in command of his ship. For conspicuous devotion to duty, extraordinary courage, and complete disregard of his own life, he was awarded the Medal of Honor.
Head and shoulders of a white man wearing a light colored shirt and tie and a peaked cap with a dark visor. Berry, Charles J.Charles J. Berry  Marine Corps Corporal Iwo Jima, Volcano Islands 01945-03-03 March 3 1945 He landed on Iwo Jima on D-Day, February 19, 1945, and was killed in action on March 3, 1945, during the action which earned him the Medal of Honor.
Bertoldo, Vito R.Vito R. Bertoldo Army Master Sergeant Hatten, France 01945-01-09 January 9 1945 – 01945-01-10 January 10 1945 In Hatten, France, he manned a machine gun in defense of a command post being attacked by a numerically superior German force. When evacuation became necessary, he voluntarily stayed behind to cover the withdrawal. The next morning he moved to another command post, and again defended it against a continued assault by strong German forces and voluntarily covered the withdrawal of friendly forces when the post was abandoned. For these actions, he was awarded the Medal of Honor one year later, on January 10, 1946.
Beyer, Arthur O.Arthur O. Beyer Army Corporal near Arloncourt, Belgium 01945-01-15 January 15 1945 Near Arloncourt, Belgium, he used hand grenades and his carbine to single-handedly destroy two German machine gun positions before working his way through a honey-combed series of enemy foxholes—killing and capturing German soldiers as he went. For these actions, he was awarded the Medal of Honor by President Harry Truman seven months later, on August 30, 1945.
Bianchi, Willibald C.Willibald C. Bianchi  Army First Lieutenant near Bagac, Bataan Province, Philippine Islands 01942-02-03 February 3 1942 After the action near Bagac in the Bataan Province, Bianchi was among the troops captured by the Japanese at the fall of Bataan,on April 9, 1942. He was part of the Bataan "Death March," and was imprisoned in several Japanese prisoner of war camps, enduring horrible conditions. He was known for his compassion and efforts to better the lot of his fellow prisoners by bartering with their captors for extra food and medicine. On January 9, 1945, while imprisoned in an unmarked Japanese prison ship, Bianchi was killed instantly when an American plane, unaware that the ship contained American prisoners, dropped a 1,000-pound bomb in the cargo hold.
Biddle, Melvin E.Melvin E. Biddle Army Private First Class near Soy, Belgium 01944-12-23 December 23 1944 – 01944-12-24 December 24 1944 When presenting the medal to Biddle, Truman whispered "People don't believe me when I tell them that I'd rather have one of these than be President." Biddle was decorated with 17 other soldiers that served in the Eastern Theater of Operations.
Head and shoulders of a smiling young white man wearing a naval uniform consisting of a white shirt with a dark scarf tied around the neck and running under the large, flat, collar, and a white "Dixie Cup" hat. Bigelow, Elmer C.Elmer C. Bigelow  Navy Watertender First Class USS Fletcher, off Corregidor Island, Philippines 01945-02-14 February 14 1945 While assisting minesweeping operations prior to landings on Manila Bay's Corregidor Island, Fletcher was hit by an enemy shell penetrated the No. 1 gun magazine, igniting several powder cases. Bigelow picked up a pair of fire extinguishers and rushed below in a resolute attempt to quell the raging flames. Refusing to waste the precious time required to don rescue-breathing apparatus, Bigelow plunged through the blinding smoke billowing out of the magazine hatch and dropped into the blazing compartment. Despite the acrid, burning powder smoke which seared his lungs, he succeeded in quickly extinguishing the fires and in cooling the cases and bulkheads, thereby preventing further damage to the ship. However Bigelow was badly injured and succumbed to his injuries the following day.
Bjorklund, Arnold L.Arnold L. Bjorklund Army First Lieutenant near Altavilla, Italy 01943-09-13 September 13 1943 Near Altavilla, Italy, he single-handedly attacked and destroyed two German machine gun emplacements and a mortar position.
Bloch, Orville E.Orville E. Bloch Army First Lieutenant near Firenzuola, Italy 01944-09-22 September 22 1944 Near Firenzuola, Italy, he led three soldiers in an attack on enemy positions which resulted in the capture of nineteen prisoners and the silencing of five machine gun nests.
Bolden, Paul L.Paul L. Bolden Army Staff Sergeant Petit-Coo, Belgium 01944-12-23 December 23 1944 While his comrade provided covering fire from across the street, Bolden tossed grenades through a window, rushed to the door, and began firing. Wounded by the greatly superior number of German soldiers inside, he retreated from the house. Realizing that the Germans would not surrender, he returned to the house despite his serious wounds and killed the remaining soldiers. For these actions, he was awarded the Medal of Honor eight months later, on August 30, 1945.
Bolton, Cecil H.Cecil H. Bolton Army First Lieutenant Mark River, Holland 01944-11-02 November 2 1944
Head and shoulders of a stern-faced white man with his arms folded over his military jacket, standing in front of a wall map and an American flag. Rows of ribbon bars are on his left breast, pins adorn his lapels, and a star-shaped medal hangs from a ribbon around his neck. Bong, Richard I.Richard I. Bong Army Air Forces Major over Borneo and Leyte 01944-10-10 October 10 1944 – 01944-11-15 November 15 1944 Fighter pilot with 40 kills. Top AAF score.
Head and shoulders of a young white man wearing a garrison cap and a plain military jacket over a shirt and tie Bonnyman, Jr., AlexanderAlexander Bonnyman, Jr.  Marine Corps First Lieutenant Tarawa, Gilbert Islands 01943-11-20 November 20 1943 – 01943-11-22 November 22 1943
Booker, Robert D.Robert D. Booker  Army Private near Fondouk, Tunisia 01943-04-09 April 9 1943
Head of a white man in a military jacket with dark hair, short on the sides and slightly longer, and ruffled, on top. Bordelon, William J.William J. Bordelon  Marine Corps Staff Sergeant Tarawa, Gilbert Islands 01943-11-20 November 20 1943
Boyce, Jr., George W. G.George W. G. Boyce, Jr.  Army Second Lieutenant near Afua, New Guinea 01944-07-23 July 23 1944 For smothering the blast of a grenade with his body.
Head of a squinting man wearing a shirt unbottoned at the collar and a cloth aviator's cap with headphones built into the ear flaps, an unbuckled chin strap, and goggles pushed up onto his forehead. Boyington, PappyPappy Boyington Marine Corps Major Central Solomons area 01943-09-12 September 12 1943 – 01944-01-03 January 3 1944 Fighter pilot with 26 victories.
Briles, Herschel F.Herschel F. Briles Army Staff Sergeant near Scherpenseel, Germany 01944-11-20 November 20 1944
Britt, Maurice L.Maurice L. Britt Army First Lieutenant North of Mignano, Italy 01943-11-10 November 10 1943 Played football for the Detroit Lions, later Lieutenant Governor of Arkansas.
Brostrom, Leonard C.Leonard C. Brostrom  Army Private First Class near Dagami, Leyte, Philippine Islands 01944-10-28 October 28 1944
Brown, Bobbie E.Bobbie E. Brown Army Captain Crucifix Hill, Aachen, Germany 01944-10-08 October 8 1944
Head and torso of an elderly white man, in front of an American flag, with his hands folded and resting on a table in front of him. He is wearing a white jacket with a row of medals hanging from ribbons and a winged pin on his left breast, gold shoulderboards, and a star-shaped medal hanging from a light blue ribbon around his neck. His peaked cap is white with a black visor decorated with gold leaves, a gold band around the brim, and an eagle-anchors-and-shield emblem on the front. Bulkeley, John D.John D. Bulkeley Navy Lieutenant Commander Philippine waters 01941-12-07 December 7 1941 – 01942-04-10 April 10 1942
Burke, FrankFrank Burke Army First Lieutenant Nuremberg, Germany 01945-04-17 April 17 1945 Also known as Francis X. Burke.
Burr, Elmer J.Elmer J. Burr  Army First Sergeant Buna, New Guinea 01942-12-24 December 24 1942 For smothering the blast of a grenade with his body.
Burr, Herbert H.Herbert H. Burr Army Staff Sergeant near Dorrmoschel, Germany 01945-03-19 March 19 1945
Burt, James M.James M. Burt Army Captain near Wurselen, Germany 01944-10-13 October 13 1944
Bush, Richard E.Richard E. Bush Marine Corps Corporal Mount Yaetake on Okinawa, Ryukyu Islands 01945-04-16 April 16 1945
Profile of a young white man wearing a white sailor's cap and a dark sailor suit. A star-shaped medal hangs from a wide ribbon around his neck. Bush, Robert E.Robert E. Bush Navy Hospital Apprentice First Class Okinawa Jima, Ryukyu Islands 01945-05-02 May 2 1945 Hospital Corpsman serving with Marines.
John E. Butts Butts, John E.John E. Butts  Army Second Lieutenant Normandy, France 01944-06-14 June 14 1944, 01944-06-16 June 16 1944, and 01944-06-23 June 23 1944

Was severely wounded on three occasions. Continued leading his men until June 23 when he was killed. He was 21 years of age.

Head and shoulders of a young white man wearing a military jacket with a single cross-shaped pin on the left breast, one stripe on the upper sleeve, and a peaked cap with an eagle-globe-and-anchor emblem on the front. Caddy, William R.William R. Caddy  Marine Corps Private First Class Iwo Jima, Volcano Islands 01945-03-03 March 3 1945
Head and shoulders of a man in a white jacket with black shoulderboards with binoculars hanging from around his neck. His eyes are shaded by a white peaked cap with a black visor. Callaghan, Daniel J.Daniel J. Callaghan  Navy Rear Admiral Naval Battle of Guadalcanal, Savo Island 01942-11-12 November 12 1942 – 01942-11-13 November 13 1942
Calugas, JoseJose Calugas Army Sergeant Culis, Bataan Province, Philippine Islands 01942-01-16 January 16 1942
Cannon, George H.George H. Cannon  Marine Corps First Lieutenant Sand Island, Midway Islands 01941-12-07 December 7 1941
Carey, Alvin P.Alvin P. Carey  Army Staff Sergeant near Plougastel, Brittany, France 01944-08-23 August 23 1944 Mortally wounded while single-handedly attacking an enemy pillbox
Carey, Jr., Charles F.Charles F. Carey, Jr.  Army Technical Sergeant Rimling, France 01945-01-08 January 8 1945 – 01945-01-09 January 9 1945
Carr, ChrisChris Carr Army Sergeant near Guignola, Italy 01944-10-01 October 1 1944 – 01944-10-02 October 2 1944
Carswell, Jr., Horace S.Horace S. Carswell, Jr.  Army Air Forces Major over the South China Sea 01944-10-26 October 26 1944
Carter, Jr., Edward A.Edward A. Carter, Jr.  Army Staff Sergeant near Speyer, Germany 01945-03-23 March 23 1945
Casamento, AnthonyAnthony Casamento Marine Corps Corporal Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands 01942-11-01 November 1 1942
Castle, Frederick W.Frederick W. Castle  Army Air Forces Brigadier General Germany 01944-12-24 December 24 1944
Head and shoulders of a middle-aged white man with a round face wearing a garrison cap and a jacket with four rows of ribbon bars on the left breast and pins on both the lapels and on the collar of the undershirt. Chambers, Justice M.Justice M. Chambers Marine Corps Lieutenant Colonel Iwo Jima, Volcano Islands 01945-02-19 February 19 1945 – 01945-02-22 February 22 1945
Cheli, RalphRalph Cheli  Army Air Forces Major near Wewak, New Guinea 01943-08-18 August 18 1943
Childers, ErnestErnest Childers Army Second Lieutenant Oliveto, Italy 01943-09-22 September 22 1943
Choate, Clyde L.Clyde L. Choate Army Staff Sergeant near Bruyeres, France 01944-10-25 October 25 1944
Christensen, Dale E.Dale E. Christensen  Army Second Lieutenant Driniumor River, New Guinea 01944-07-16 July 16 1944 – 01944-07-19 July 19 1944
Christian, Herbert F.Herbert F. Christian  Army Private near Valmontone, Italy 01944-06-02 June 2 1944 – 01944-06-03 June 3 1944
Cicchetti, Joseph J.Joseph J. Cicchetti  Army Private First Class South Manila, Luzon, Philippine Islands 01945-02-09 February 9 1945
Clark, Francis J.Francis J. Clark Army Technical Sergeant near Kalborn, Luxembourg and near Sevenig, Germany 01944-09-12 September 12 1944 and 01944-09-17 September 17 1944
Head and shoulders of an elderly white man wearing glasses and a baseball cap with an image of a star-shaped medal and the words "Medal of Honor recipient". An actual star-shaped medal hangs from a light blue ribbon around his neck, over his dark suit coat and patterned tie. Colalillo, MikeMike Colalillo Army Private First Class near Untergriesheim, Germany 01945-04-07 April 7 1945
Head and shoulders of a young white man with a broad smile. He is wearing a garrison cap tilted over his right ear and a plain military jacket on top of a shirt and tie. Cole, Darrell S.Darrell S. Cole  Marine Corps Sergeant Iwo Jima, Volcano Islands 01945-02-19 February 19 1945 Namesake of USS Cole (DDG-67).
Cole, Robert G.Robert G. Cole  Army Lieutenant Colonel near Carentan, France 01944-06-11 June 11 1944 For leading a charge across a field swept by German machineguns and artillery.
Connor, James P.James P. Connor Army Sergeant Cape Cavalaire, southern France 01944-08-15 August 15 1944
Cooley, Raymond H.Raymond H. Cooley Army Staff Sergeant near Lumboy, Luzon, Philippine Islands 01945-02-24 February 24 1945
Two white men in military dress uniform shaking hands. One is an Older man and on is a young man. Coolidge, Charles H.Charles H. Coolidge Army Technical Sergeant East of Belmont sur Buttant, France 01944-10-24 October 24 1944 – 01944-10-27 October 27 1944
Courtney, Jr., Henry A.Henry A. Courtney, Jr.  Marine Corps Major Okinawa Shima, Ryukyu Islands 01945-05-14 May 14 1945 – 01945-05-15 May 15 1945
Cowan, Richard E.Richard E. Cowan  Army Private First Class near Krinkelter Wald, Belgium 01944-12-17 December 17 1944
Craft, Clarence B.Clarence B. Craft Army Private First Class Hen Hill, Okinawa, Ryukyu Islands 01945-05-31 May 31 1945
Craig, RobertRobert Craig  Army Second Lieutenant near Favoratta, Sicily 01943-07-11 July 11 1943
Crain, Morris E.Morris E. Crain  Army Technical Sergeant Haguenau, France 01945-03-13 March 13 1945
Craw, Demas T.Demas T. Craw  Army Air Forces Colonel near Port Lyautey, French Morocco 01942-11-08 November 8 1942
Crawford, William J.William J. Crawford Army Private near Altavilla, Italy 01943-09-13 September 13 1943
Crews, John R.John R. Crews Army Staff Sergeant near Lobenbacherhof, Germany 01945-04-08 April 8 1945
Cromwell, John P.John P. Cromwell  Navy Captain USS Sculpin, off Truk Island 01943-11-19 November 19 1943 Stayed aboard a sinking submarine to prevent military secrets he possessed from falling into enemy hands.
Currey in 1945 Currey, Francis S.Francis S. Currey Army Sergeant Malmedy, Belgium 01944-12-21 December 21 1944 Rescued several men and women while destroying a building with enemy soldiers.
Dahlgren, Edward C.Edward C. Dahlgren Army Sergeant Oberhoffen, France 01945-02-11 February 11 1945
Dalessondro, Peter J.Peter J. Dalessondro Army Technical Sergeant near Kalterherberg, Germany 01944-12-22 December 22 1944
Daly, Michael J.Michael J. Daly Army First Lieutenant Nuremberg, Germany 01945-04-18 April 18 1945
Head and shoulders of a young white man wearing a peaked cap and a military jacket with large shiny buttons, two chevrons on the upper sleeves, and two medals and two ribbon bars on the left breast. Damato, Anthony P.Anthony P. Damato  Marine Corps Corporal Engebi Island, Eniwetok Atoll, Marshall Islands 01944-02-19 February 19 1944 – 01944-02-20 February 20 1944
Head of a middle-aged white man wearing a white peaked cap, wire frame glasses, and a dark jacket over a shirt and tie. David, Albert L.Albert L. David  Navy Lieutenant, Junior Grade off French West Africa 01944-06-04 June 4 1944 For leading a boarding party that successfully captured U-505.
Davila, Rudolph B.Rudolph B. Davila Army Staff Sergeant near Artena, Italy 01944-05-28 May 28 1944
Davis, Charles W.Charles W. Davis Army Captain Guadalcanal Island 01943-01-12 January 12 1943
Head and shoulders of a white man with carefully combed and parted wavy hair, wearing a dark jacket over a shirt and tie. Davis, George F.George F. Davis  Navy Commander USS Walke, Lingayen Gulf, Luzon, Philippine Islands 01945-01-06 January 6 1945
Day, James L.James L. Day Marine Corps Corporal Okinawa, Ryukya Islands 01945-05-14 May 14 1945 – 01945-05-17 May 17 1945
Head and shoulders of a white man with a thin mustache wearing a white peaked cap, its black visor decorated with oak leaves, and a white military jacket with dark shoulder boards and one medal and two winged pins on the left breast. Dealey, Samuel D.Samuel D. Dealey  Navy Commander USS Harder, near Philippine Islands 01944-06-06 June 6 1944 – 01944-06-10 June 10 1944
DeBlanc, Jefferson J.Jefferson J. DeBlanc Marine Corps Captain off Kolombangara Island, Solomons group 01943-01-31 January 31 1943
DeFranzo, Arthur F.Arthur F. DeFranzo  Army Staff Sergeant near Vaubadon, France 01944-06-10 June 10 1944
DeGlopper, Charles N.Charles N. DeGlopper  Army Private First Class Merderet River at la Fiere, France 01944-06-09 June 9 1944
Deleau, Jr., EmileEmile Deleau, Jr.  Army Sergeant Oberhoffen, France 01945-02-01 February 1 1945 – 01945-02-02 February 2 1945
Dervishian, Ernest H.Ernest H. Dervishian Army Technical Sergeant near Cisterna, Italy 01944-05-23 May 23 1944
Diamond, James H.James H. Diamond  Army Private First Class Mintal, Mindanao, Philippine Islands 01945-05-08 May 8 1945 – 01945-05-14 May 14 1945
Dietz, Robert H.Robert H. Dietz  Army Staff Sergeant Kirchain, Germany 01945-03-29 March 29 1945
Head and shoulders of a balding middle-aged white man wearing a light-colored military jacket with three stars on the shoulder and four rows of ribbon bars and a winged pin on the left breast. Doolittle, JimmyJimmy Doolittle Army Air Forces Lieutenant Colonel over Japan 01942-04-18 April 18 1942 For leading the Doolittle Raid over the Japanese mainland.
Head and shoulders of a young white man with a thin mustache wearing a garrison cap and a military jacket with two rows of ribbon bars and a round pin on the left breast. Doss, Desmond T.Desmond T. Doss Army Private First Class near Urasoe Mura, Okinawa, Ryukyu Islands 01945-04-29 April 29 1945 – 01945-05-21 May 21 1945 The first conscientious objector to receive a Medal of Honor, for saving many lives while acting as a medic.
Drowley, Jesse R.Jesse R. Drowley Army Staff Sergeant Bougainville, Solomon Islands 01944-01-30 January 30 1944
Head of an older white man with gray hair wearing a dark suit coat over a white shirt. A star-shaped medal hangs from a light-blue ribbon around his neck. Dunham, Russell E.Russell E. Dunham Army Technical Sergeant near Kayserberg, France 01945-01-08 January 8 1945
Head and shoulders of a young white man with neatly combed dark hair wearing a light-colored military jacket with three rows of ribbon bars and a parachute pin on the left breast. Dunlap, Robert H.Robert H. Dunlap Marine Corps Captain Iwo Jima, Volcano Islands 01945-02-20 February 20 1945 – 01945-02-21 February 21 1945
Dutko, John W.John W. Dutko  Army Private First Class near Ponte Rotto, Italy 01944-05-23 May 23 1944
Head and shoulders of a white man wearing a garrison cap with an oak leaf on the side and a dark military jacket a row of ribbon bars and two badges on the left breast. Dyess, Aquilla J.Aquilla J. Dyess  Marine Corps Lieutenant Colonel Namur Island, Kwajalein Atoll, Marshall Islands 01944-02-01 February 1 1944 – 01944-02-02 February 2 1944
EdsonMikeRed.jpg Edson, Merritt A.Merritt A. Edson Marine Corps Colonel Solomon Islands 01942-09-13 September 13 1942 – 01942-09-14 September 14 1942
Ehlers speaking at D-Day anniversary.JPEG Ehlers, Walter D.Walter D. Ehlers Army Staff Sergeant near Goville, France 01944-06-09 June 9 1944 – 01944-06-10 June 10 1944
Elrod HT USMC.jpg Elrod, Henry T.Henry T. Elrod  Marine Corps Captain Wake Island 01941-12-08 December 8 1941 – 01941-12-23 December 23 1941
Endl, Gerald L.Gerald L. Endl  Army Staff Sergeant near Anamo, New Guinea 01944-07-11 July 11 1944
Epperson, Harold G.Harold G. Epperson  Marine Corps Private First Class Island of Saipan, Marianas 01944-06-25 June 25 1944
Erwin, Henry E.Henry E. Erwin Army Air Forces Staff Sergeant Koriyama, Japan 01945-04-12 April 12 1945
Eubanks, Ray E.Ray E. Eubanks  Army Sergeant Noemfoor Island, Dutch New Guinea 01944-07-23 July 23 1944
Evans, Ernest E.Ernest E. Evans  Navy Commander USS Johnston, off Samar 01944-10-25 October 25 1944
Everhart, Forrest E.Forrest E. Everhart Army Technical Sergeant near Kerling, France 01944-11-12 November 12 1944
Fardy, John P.John P. Fardy  Marine Corps Corporal Okinawa Shima, Ryukyu Islands 01945-05-07 May 7 1945
Femoyer, Robert E.Robert E. Femoyer  Army Air Forces Second Lieutenant over Merseburg, Germany 01944-11-02 November 2 1944
Fields, James H.James H. Fields Army First Lieutenant Rechicourt, France 01944-09-27 September 27 1944
John William Finn.jpg Finn, John W.John W. Finn Navy Chief Aviation Ordnanceman Naval Air Station, Kaneohe Bay, Oahu, Hawaii 01941-12-07 December 7 1941
Fisher, Almond E.Almond E. Fisher Army Second Lieutenant near Grammont, France 01944-09-12 September 12 1944 – 01944-09-13 September 13 1944
Francis Charles Flaherty.jpg Flaherty, Francis C.Francis C. Flaherty  Navy Ensign Pearl Harbor, Hawaii 01941-12-07 December 7 1941
Fleming RE USMC.jpg Fleming, Richard E.Richard E. Fleming  Marine Corps Captain Midway Atoll 01942-06-04 June 4 1942 – 01942-06-05 June 5 1942
RAdm Eugene B Fluckey color.jpg Fluckey, Eugene B.Eugene B. Fluckey Navy Commander USS Barb, along east coast of China 01944-12-19 December 19 1944 – 01945-02-15 February 15 1945
Joe Foss DM-SD-03-09574.JPG Foss, Joseph J.Joseph J. Foss Marine Corps Captain over Guadalcanal 01942-10-09 October 9 1942 – 01942-11-19 November 19 1942 and 01943-01 January 1943 For shooting down 26 aircraft as leader of the Flying Circus. Later became a Governor of South Dakota.
Foster, William A.William A. Foster  Marine Corps Private First Class Okinawa Shima, Ryukyu Islands 01945-05-02 May 2 1945
Fournier, William G.William G. Fournier  Army Sergeant Mount Austen, Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands 01943-01-10 January 10 1943
Fowler, Thomas W.Thomas W. Fowler  Army Second Lieutenant near Carano, Italy 01944-05-23 May 23 1944
JohnRFox.jpg Fox, John R.John R. Fox  Army First Lieutenant near Sommocolonia, Italy 01944-12-26 December 26 1944
Fryar, Elmer E.Elmer E. Fryar  Army Private Leyte, Philippine Islands 01944-12-08 December 8 1944
Funk, Jr., Leonard A.Leonard A. Funk, Jr. Army First Sergeant Holzheim, Belgium 01945-01-29 January 29 1945
Samuel G Fuqua.jpg Fuqua, Samuel G.Samuel G. Fuqua Navy Lieutenant Commander Pearl Harbor, Territory of Hawaii 01941-12-07 December 7 1941 For heroism aboard the USS Arizona.
Galer RE USMC.jpg Galer, Robert E.Robert E. Galer Marine Corps Major Solomon Islands area 01942-08 August 1942 – 01942-09 September 1942 For service in the Solomon Islands as the leader of a Marine fighter squadron.
Galt, William W.William W. Galt  Army Captain Villa Crocetta, Italy 01944-05-29 May 29 1944 For his leadership and courage in directing an assault against an entrenched force that had repulsed two previous attacks.
Gammon, Archer T.Archer T. Gammon  Army Staff Sergeant near Bastogne, Belgium 01945-01-11 January 11 1945 While under fire from a German machine gun and tank, counterattacked the German force and forced them to retreat with grenade and small arms fire.
Garcia, MarcarioMarcario Garcia Army Private near Grosshau, Germany 01944-11-27 November 27 1944
Garman, Harold A.Harold A. Garman Army Private near Montereau, France 01944-08-25 August 25 1944 Medic, for braving enemy fire to tow a boat of wounded to safety.
Donald A. Gary;h94631.jpg Gary, Donald A.Donald A. Gary Navy Lieutenant, Junior Grade Japanese home islands near Kobe, Japan 01945-03-19 March 19 1945 For braving hazardous conditions on the USS Franklin when it was hit by enemy fire to save sailors trapped inside the vessel's hull.
Gerstung, Robert E.Robert E. Gerstung Army Technical Sergeant Siegfried Line near Berg, Germany 01944-12-19 December 19 1944
Gibson, Eric G.Eric G. Gibson  Army Technician Fifth Grade near Isola Bella, Italy 01944-01-28 January 28 1944
Gilmore, Howard W.Howard W. Gilmore  Navy Commander USS Growler, southwest Pacific 01943-01-10 January 10 1943 – 01943-02-07 February 7 1943
Gonsalves, HaroldHarold Gonsalves  Marine Corps Private First Class Okinawa Shima, Ryukyu Chain 01945-04-15 April 15 1945
Gonzales, David M.David M. Gonzales  Army Private First Class Villa Verde Trail, Luzon, Philippine Islands 01945-04-25 April 25 1945
Gordon, Nathan Green.jpg Gordon, Nathan G.Nathan G. Gordon Navy Lieutenant, Junior Grade Bismarck Sea 01944-02-15 February 15 1944 Later Lieutenant Governor of Arkansas
Gott, Donald J.Donald J. Gott  Army Air Forces First Lieutenant Saarbrücken, Germany 01944-11-09 November 9 1944
Grabiarz, William J.William J. Grabiarz  Army Private First Class Manila, Luzon, Philippine Islands 01945-02-23 February 23 1945 For using his body to shield a wounded officer from hostile fire.
Gray, Ross F.Ross F. Gray  Marine Corps Sergeant Iwo Jima, Volcano Islands 01945-02-21 February 21 1945
Gregg, Stephen R.Stephen R. Gregg Army Technical Sergeant near Montelimar, France 01944-08-27 August 27 1944
Gruennert, Kenneth E.Kenneth E. Gruennert  Army Sergeant near Buna, New Guinea 01942-12-24 December 24 1942
Gurke, HenryHenry Gurke  Marine Corps Private First Class Bougainville Island, Solomon Islands Archipelago 01943-11-09 November 9 1943 Fell on a grenade that landed in his foxhole, saving the man with him
Barney F Hajiro.jpg Hajiro, Barney F.Barney F. Hajiro Army Private near Bruyeres and Biffontaine, eastern France 01944-10-19 October 19 1944, 01944-10-22 October 22 1944, and 01944-10-29 October 29 1944
Hall, George J.George J. Hall Army Staff Sergeant near Anzio, Italy 01944-05-23 May 23 1944
Hall, LewisLewis Hall  Army Technician Fifth Grade Mount Austen, Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands 01943-01-10 January 10 1943
Hall, William E.William E. Hall Navy Lieutenant, Junior Grade Coral Sea 01942-05-07 May 7 1942 – 01942-05-08 May 8 1942
Hallman, Sherwood H.Sherwood H. Hallman  Army Staff Sergeant Brest, Brittany, France 01944-09-13 September 13 1944
William D. Halyburton;hallybt.jpg Halyburton, Jr., William D.William D. Halyburton, Jr.  Navy Pharmacist's Mate Second Class Okinawa Shima, Ryukyu Chain 01945-05-10 May 10 1945 Corpsman serving with Marines
Hamilton, Pierpont M.Pierpont M. Hamilton Army Air Forces Major near Port Lyautey, French Morocco 01942-11-08 November 8 1942
Owen F P Hammerberg.jpg Hammerberg, Owen F. P.Owen F. P. Hammerberg  Navy Boatswain's Mate Second Class West Loch, Pearl Harbor 01945-02-17 February 17 1945
Hansen, Dale M.Dale M. Hansen  Marine Corps Private Okinawa Shima, Ryukyu Chain 01945-05-07 May 7 1945
Hanson, Robert M.Robert M. Hanson  Marine Corps First Lieutenant Bougainville Island and New Britain Island 01943-11-01 November 1 1943 and 01944-01-24 January 24 1944
Harmon, Roy W.Roy W. Harmon  Army Sergeant near Casaglia, Italy 01944-07-12 July 12 1944
Harr, Harry R.Harry R. Harr  Army Corporal near Maglamin, Mindanao, Philippine Islands 01945-06-05 June 5 1945
Harrell, William G.William G. Harrell Marine Corps Sergeant Iwo Jima, Volcano Islands 01945-03-03 March 3 1945
Harris, James L.James L. Harris  Army Second Lieutenant Vagney, France 01944-10-07 October 7 1944
Mikio Hasemoto.jpg Hasemoto, MikioMikio Hasemoto  Army Private near Cerasuolo, Italy 01943-11-29 November 29 1943
Hastings, Joe R.Joe R. Hastings  Army Private First Class Drabenderhohe, Germany 01945-04-12 April 12 1945
Hauge, Jr., Louis J.Louis J. Hauge, Jr.  Marine Corps Corporal Okinawa Shima in the Ryukyu Chain 01945-05-14 May 14 1945
Hawk, John D.John D. Hawk Army Sergeant near Chambois, France 01944-08-20 August 20 1944
Hawkins, William D.William D. Hawkins  Marine Corps First Lieutenant Tarawa, Gilbert Islands 01943-11-20 November 20 1943 – 01943-11-21 November 21 1943
Hawks, Lloyd C.Lloyd C. Hawks Army Private First Class near Carano, Italy 01944-01-30 January 30 1944
Joe Hayashi.jpg Hayashi, JoeJoe Hayashi  Army Private near Tendola, Italy 01945-04-20 April 20 1945 and 01945-04-22 April 22 1945
Shizuya Hayashi.jpg Hayashi, ShizuyaShizuya Hayashi Army Private near Cerasuolo, Italy 01943-11-29 November 29 1943
Hedrick, Clinton M.Clinton M. Hedrick  Army Technical Sergeant near Lembeck, Germany 01945-03-27 March 27 1945 – 01945-03-28 March 28 1945
Hendrix, James R.James R. Hendrix Army Private near Assenois, Belgium 01944-12-26 December 26 1944
Henry, Robert T.Robert T. Henry  Army Private Luchem, Germany 01944-12-03 December 3 1944
Herrera, Silvestre S.Silvestre S. Herrera Army Private First Class near Mertzwiller, France 01945-03-15 March 15 1945
Rufus G Herring.jpg Herring, Rufus G.Rufus G. Herring Navy Lieutenant, Junior Grade as commanding officer aboard a landing craft, USS LCI (G) 449, Iwo Jima 01945-02-17 February 17 1945
Edwin J. Hill;h49196.jpg Hill, Edwin J.Edwin J. Hill  Navy Chief Boatswain Pearl Harbor, Hawaii 01941-12-07 December 7 1941
Horner, Freeman V.Freeman V. Horner Army Staff Sergeant Wurselen, Germany 01944-11-16 November 16 1944
Col James H Howard.jpg Howard, James H.James H. Howard Army Air Forces Major over Oschersleben, Germany 01944-01-11 January 11 1944 only fighter pilot in the European Theater of Operations in World War II to be awarded the Medal of Honor
Huff, Paul B.Paul B. Huff Army Corporal near Carano, Italy 01944-02-08 February 8 1944
Lloyd H Hughes.jpg Hughes, Lloyd HerbertLloyd Herbert Hughes  Army Air Forces Second Lieutenant Ploesti Raid, Romania 01943-08-01 August 1 1943
Hutchins, Johnnie D.Johnnie D. Hutchins  Navy Seaman First Class aboard a landing ship, USS LST 473, off Lae, New Guinea 01943-09-04 September 4 1943
Head and shoulders portrait of an older Asian man wearing a business suit and tie. Inouye, Daniel K.Daniel K. Inouye Army Second Lieutenant near San Terenzo, Italy 01945-04-21 April 21 1945 Later became a U.S. Senator representing Hawaii. Served as President pro tempore of the United States Senate and was third in line to the Presidency of the United States; highest ranking Asian-American politician in U.S. history.
Jachman, Isadore S.Isadore S. Jachman  Army Staff Sergeant Flamierge, Belgium 01945-01-04 January 4 1945
Jackson, Arthur J.Arthur J. Jackson Marine Corps Private First Class Island of Peleliu, Palau group 01944-09-18 September 18 1944
Jacobson DT.jpg Jacobson, Douglas T.Douglas T. Jacobson Marine Corps Private First Class Iwo Jima, Volcano Islands 01945-02-26 February 26 1945
James, Jr., Willy F.Willy F. James, Jr.  Army Private First Class near Lippoldsberg, Germany 01945-04-07 April 7 1945
Jerstad, John L.John L. Jerstad  Army Air Forces Major Ploesti Raid, Romania 01943-08-01 August 1 1943
Johnson, Elden H.Elden H. Johnson  Army Private near Valmontone, Italy 01944-06-03 June 3 1944
Leon W Johnson.jpg Johnson, Leon W.Leon W. Johnson Army Air Forces Colonel Ploesti Raid, Romania 01943-08-01 August 1 1943
Johnson, LeroyLeroy Johnson  Army Sergeant near Limon, Leyte, Philippine Islands 01944-12-15 December 15 1944
Johnson, Oscar G.Oscar G. Johnson Army Private First Class near Scarperia, Italy 01944-09-16 September 16 1944 – 01944-09-18 September 18 1944
Johnston, William J.William J. Johnston Army Private First Class near Padiglione, Italy 01944-02-17 February 17 1944 – 01944-02-19 February 19 1944
Jones, Herbert C.Herbert C. Jones  Navy Ensign Pearl Harbor, Hawaii 01941-12-07 December 7 1941
Julian, Joseph R.Joseph R. Julian  Marine Corps Platoon Sergeant Iwo Jima, Volcano Islands 01945-03-09 March 9 1945
Kandle, Victor L.Victor L. Kandle  Army First Lieutenant near La Forge, France 01944-10-09 October 9 1944
Kane, John R.John R. Kane Army Air Forces Colonel Ploesti Raid, Romania 01943-08-01 August 1 1943
Kearby, Neel E.Neel E. Kearby Army Air Forces Colonel near Wewak, New Guinea 01943-10-11 October 11 1943
Keathley, George D.George D. Keathley  Army Staff Sergeant Mt. Altuzzo, Italy 01944-09-14 September 14 1944
Kefurt, GusGus Kefurt  Army Staff Sergeant near Bennwihr, France 01944-12-23 December 23 1944 – 01944-12-24 December 24 1944
Kelley, Jonah E.Jonah E. Kelley  Army Staff Sergeant Kesternich, Germany 01945-01-30 January 30 1945 – 01945-01-31 January 31 1945
Kelley, Ova A.Ova A. Kelley  Army Private Leyte, Philippine Islands 01944-12-08 December 8 1944
Kelly, Charles E.Charles E. Kelly Army Corporal near Altavilla, Italy 01943-09-13 September 13 1943
Kelly, John D.John D. Kelly  Army Corporal Fort du Roule, Cherbourg, France 01944-06-25 June 25 1944
Kelly, Thomas J.Thomas J. Kelly Army Corporal Alemert, Germany 01945-04-05 April 5 1945
Reinhardt Keppler;h85186a.jpg Keppler, Reinhardt J.Reinhardt J. Keppler  Navy Boatswain's Mate First Class USS San Francisco, Solomon Islands 01942-11-12 November 12 1942 – 01942-11-13 November 13 1942
Kerstetter, Dexter J.Dexter J. Kerstetter Army Private First Class near Galiano, Luzon, Philippine Islands 01945-04-13 April 13 1945
Kessler, Patrick L.Patrick L. Kessler  Army Private First Class near Ponte Rotto, Italy 01944-05-23 May 23 1944
Isaac C. Kidd.NH50176.jpg Kidd, Isaac C.Isaac C. Kidd  Navy Rear Admiral Pearl Harbor, Hawaii 01941-12-07 December 7 1941
Kimbro, TrumanTruman Kimbro  Army Technician Fourth Grade near Rocherath, Belgium 01944-12-19 December 19 1944
Kiner, Harold G.Harold G. Kiner  Army Private near Palenberg, Germany 01944-10-02 October 2 1944
Kingsley, David R.David R. Kingsley  Army Air Forces Second Lieutenant Ploesti Raid, Romania 01944-06-23 June 23 1944
Kinser, Elbert L.Elbert L. Kinser  Marine Corps Sergeant Okinawa Shima, Ryukyu Chain 01945-05-04 May 4 1945
Kisters, Gerry H.Gerry H. Kisters Army Sergeant near Gagliano, Sicily 01943-07-31 July 31 1943
Knappenberger, Alton W.Alton W. Knappenberger Army Private First Class near Cisterna di Littoria, Italy 01944-02-01 February 1 1944
Knight, Jack L.Jack L. Knight  Army First Lieutenant near LoiKang, Burma 01945-02-02 February 2 1945
Knight, Raymond L.Raymond L. Knight  Army Air Forces First Lieutenant northern Po Valley, Italy 01945-04-24 April 24 1945 – 01945-04-25 April 25 1945
Yeiki Kobashigawa.jpg Kobashigawa, YeikiYeiki Kobashigawa Army Technical Sergeant near Lanuvio, Italy 01944-06-02 June 2 1944
Kraus, Richard E.Richard E. Kraus  Marine Corps Private First Class Peleliu, Palau Islands 01944-10-03 October 3 1944
Krotiak, Anthony L.Anthony L. Krotiak  Army Private First Class Balete Pass, Luzon, Philippine Islands 01945-05-08 May 8 1945
Robert T Kuroda.jpg Kuroda, Robert T.Robert T. Kuroda  Army Staff Sergeant near Bruyeres, France 01944-10-20 October 20 1944
La Belle, James D.James D. La Belle  Marine Corps Private First Class Iwo Jima, Volcano Islands 01945-03-08 March 8 1945
Elderly white man wearing a suit, tie, and glasses, with a medal hanging from a ribbon around his neck. Lawley, Jr., William R.William R. Lawley, Jr. Army Air Forces First Lieutenant over Europe 01944-02-20 February 20 1944
Laws, Robert E.Robert E. Laws Army Staff Sergeant Pangasinan Province, Luzon, Philippine Islands 01945-01-12 January 12 1945
Lee, Daniel W.Daniel W. Lee Army Second Lieutenant Montreval, France 01944-09-02 September 2 1944
Leims, John H.John H. Leims Marine Corps Second Lieutenant Iwo Jima, Volcano Islands 01945-03-07 March 7 1945
Leonard, Turney W.Turney W. Leonard  Army First Lieutenant Kommerscheidt, Germany 01944-11-04 November 4 1944 – 01944-11-06 November 6 1944
Lester, Fred F.Fred F. Lester  Navy Hospital Apprentice First Class Okinawa Shima, Ryukyu Chain 01945-06-08 June 8 1945
Lindsey, Darrell R.Darrell R. Lindsey  Army Air Forces Captain L'Isle Adam railroad bridge over the Seine, France 01944-08-09 August 9 1944
Lindsey, Jake W.Jake W. Lindsey Army Technical Sergeant near Hamich, Germany 01944-11-16 November 16 1944
Lindstrom, Floyd K.Floyd K. Lindstrom  Army Private First Class near Mignano, Italy 01943-11-11 November 11 1943
Lloyd, Edgar H.Edgar H. Lloyd  Army First Lieutenant near Pompey, France 01944-09-14 September 14 1944
Lobaugh, Donald R.Donald R. Lobaugh  Army Private near Afua, New Guinea 01944-07-22 July 22 1944
Logan, James M.James M. Logan Army Sergeant near Salerno, Italy 01943-09-09 September 9 1943
Lopez, Jose M.Jose M. Lopez Army Sergeant near Krinkelt, Belgium 01944-12-17 December 17 1944
Lucas JH.jpg Lucas, Jacklyn H.Jacklyn H. Lucas Marine Corps Private First Class Iwo Jima, Volcano Islands 01945-02-20 February 20 1945 Youngest recipient since the Civil War (turned 17 just 5 days before Iwo Jima D-Day)
Lummus, JackJack Lummus  Marine Corps First Lieutenant Iwo Jima, Volcano Islands 01945-03-08 March 8 1945 Had earlier played football for the New York Giants.
Mabry, Jr., George L.George L. Mabry, Jr. Army Lieutenant Colonel Hurtgen Forest near Schevenhütte, Germany 01944-11-20 November 20 1944
MacArthur Manila.jpg MacArthur, DouglasDouglas MacArthur Army General Bataan Peninsula, Philippine Islands 01942-04-01 April 1 1942 With his father, Arthur MacArthur, Jr., became first father and son pair to both receive the Medal of Honor.
MacGillivary, Charles A.Charles A. MacGillivary Army Sergeant near Woelfling, France 01945-01-01 January 1 1945 Immigrant from Canada.
Magrath, John D.John D. Magrath  Army Private First Class near Castel d'Aiano, Italy 01945-04-14 April 14 1945
Mann, Joe E.Joe E. Mann  Army Private First Class Best, Holland 01944-09-18 September 18 1944
Martin HL.jpg Martin, Harry L.Harry L. Martin  Marine Corps First Lieutenant Iwo Jima, Volcano Islands 01945-03-26 March 26 1945
Martinez, Joe P.Joe P. Martinez  Army Private Attu, Aleutians 01943-05-26 May 26 1943
Mason LF USMC.jpg Mason, Leonard F.Leonard F. Mason  Marine Corps Private First Class Asan-Adelup Beachhead, Guam, Marianas Islands 01944-07-22 July 22 1944
Archibald-Mathies.png Mathies, ArchibaldArchibald Mathies  Army Air Forces Sergeant over Germany 01944-02-20 February 20 1944
Mathis, Jack W.Jack W. Mathis  Army Air Forces First Lieutenant over Vegesack, Germany 01943-03-18 March 18 1943
Bob Maxwell 2006 BBC MOH Scholarship Ceremony.jpg Maxwell, Robert D.Robert D. Maxwell Army Technician Fifth Grade near Besançon, France 01944-09-07 September 7 1944
May, Martin O.Martin O. May  Army Private First Class legusuku-Yama, Ie Shima, Ryukyu Islands 01945-04-19 April 19 1945 – 01945-04-21 April 21 1945 Defended his machine gun position for 3 days against Japanese attacks, even when wounded, thus maintaining the American lines. Refusing to withdraw when his machine gun was disabled, he used hand grenades to fight to his death.
Mayfield, MelvinMelvin Mayfield Army Corporal Cordillera Mountains, Luzon, Philippine Islands 01945-07-29 July 29 1945
McCall, Thomas E.Thomas E. McCall Army Staff Sergeant near San Angelo, Italy 01944-01-22 January 22 1944
David McCampbell.jpg McCampbell, DavidDavid McCampbell Navy Commander First and second battles of the Philippine Sea 01944-06-19 June 19 1944 Top Navy flying ace. 34 kills.
McCandless, BruceBruce McCandless Navy Commander Battle off Savo Island 01942-11-12 November 12 1942 – 01942-11-13 November 13 1942
McCard RH USMC.jpg McCard, Robert H.Robert H. McCard  Marine Corps Gunnery Sergeant Saipan, Marianas Islands 01944-06-16 June 16 1944 For saving the lives of his tank crewmen.
Lloyd McCarter.jpg McCarter, Lloyd G.Lloyd G. McCarter Army Private Corregidor, Philippine Islands 01945-02-16 February 16 1945 – 01945-02-19 February 19 1945
McCarthy, Joseph J.Joseph J. McCarthy Marine Corps Captain Iwo Jima, Volcano Islands 01945-02-21 February 21 1945
McCool, Richard M.Richard M. McCool Navy Lieutenant off Okinawa 01945-06-10 June 10 1945 – 01945-06-11 June 11 1945
McGaha, Charles L.Charles L. McGaha Army Master Sergeant near Lupao, Luzon, Philippine Islands 01945-02-07 February 7 1945
McGarity, VernonVernon McGarity Army Technical Sergeant near Krinkelt, Belgium 01944-12-16 December 16 1944
McGee, William D.William D. McGee  Army Private near Mulheim, Germany 01945-03-18 March 18 1945
McGill, Troy A.Troy A. McGill  Army Sergeant Los Negros Islands, Admiralty Group 01944-03-04 March 4 1944
McGraw, Francis X.Francis X. McGraw  Army Private First Class near Schevenhütte, Germany 01944-11-19 November 19 1944
Cadet Thomas B. McGuire.jpg McGuire, Jr., Thomas B.Thomas B. McGuire, Jr.  Army Air Forces Major over Luzon, Philippine Islands 01944-12-25 December 25 1944 – 01944-12-26 December 26 1944 The second leading air ace in World War II before being killed in action in January 1945. McGuire Air Force Base is named for him.
McKinney, John R.John R. McKinney Army Private Tayabas Province, Luzon, Philippine Islands 01945-05-11 May 11 1945
McTureous, Jr., Robert M.Robert M. McTureous, Jr.  Marine Corps Private Okinawa, Ryukyu Chain 01945-06-07 June 7 1945
McVeigh, John J.John J. McVeigh  Army Sergeant near Brest, France 01944-08-29 August 29 1944
McWhorter, William A.William A. McWhorter  Army Private First Class Leyte, Philippine Islands 01944-12-05 December 5 1944
Meagher, John W.John W. Meagher Army Technical Sergeant near Ozato, Okinawa 01945-06-19 June 19 1945
Merli, Gino J.Gino J. Merli Army Private First Class near Sars la Bruyere, Belgium 01944-09-04 September 4 1944 – 01944-09-05 September 5 1944 Held off German troops overnight, even when his machine gun nest was captured.
Merrell, Joseph F.Joseph F. Merrell  Army Private near Lohe, Germany 01945-04-18 April 18 1945
Messerschmidt, Harold O.Harold O. Messerschmidt  Army Sergeant near Radden, France 01944-09-17 September 17 1944
Metzger, Jr., William E.William E. Metzger, Jr.  Army Air Forces Second Lieutenant Saarbrücken, Germany 01944-11-09 November 9 1944
Portrait of a gray-haired white man wearing a dark blue suit and tie Michael, Edward S.Edward S. Michael Army Air Forces First Lieutenant over Germany 01944-04-11 April 11 1944
Michael, Harry J.Harry J. Michael  Army Second Lieutenant near Neiderzerf, Germany 01945-03-14 March 14 1945
Miller, AndrewAndrew Miller  Army Staff Sergeant from Woippy, France to Kerprich Hemmersdorf, Germany 01944-11-16 November 16 1944 – 01944-11-29 November 29 1944
Mills, James H.James H. Mills Army Private near Cisterna di Littoria, Italy 01944-05-24 May 24 1944
Minick, John W.John W. Minick  Army Staff Sergeant near Hurtgen, Germany 01944-11-21 November 21 1944
Minue, NicholasNicholas Minue  Army Private near MedjezelBab, Tunisia 01943-04-28 April 28 1943
Jimmy Monteith.png Monteith, Jr., Jimmie W.Jimmie W. Monteith, Jr.  Army First Lieutenant near Colleville-sur-Mer, Normandy, France 01944-06-06 June 6 1944
Montgomery, Jack C.Jack C. Montgomery Army First Lieutenant near, Padiglione, Italy 01944-02-22 February 22 1944
Moon, Jr., Harold H.Harold H. Moon, Jr.  Army Private Pawig, Leyte, Philippine Islands 01944-10-21 October 21 1944
Morgan, John C.John C. Morgan Army Air Forces Second Lieutenant over Germany 01943-07-28 July 28 1943
Moskala, Edward J.Edward J. Moskala  Army Private First Class Kakazu Ridge, Okinawa, Ryukyu Islands 01945-04-09 April 9 1945
Kaoru Moto.jpg Moto, KaoruKaoru Moto  Army Private First Class near Castellina, Italy 01944-07-07 July 7 1944
Mower, Charles E.Charles E. Mower  Army Sergeant near Capoocan, Leyte, Philippine Islands 01944-11-03 November 3 1944
Muller, Joseph E.Joseph E. Muller  Army Sergeant near Ishimmi, Okinawa, Ryukyu Islands 01945-05-15 May 15 1945 – 01945-05-16 May 16 1945
Sadao Munemori.jpg Munemori, Sadao S.Sadao S. Munemori  Army Private First Class near Seravezza, Italy 01945-04-05 April 5 1945 For taking out two machine-gun emplacements and jumping onto a grenade to save 2 soldiers.
Munro.jpg Munro, Douglas A.Douglas A. Munro  Coast Guard Signalman First Class off Point Cruz, Guadalcanal 01942-09-27 September 27 1942 Only member of the Coast Guard to receive the Medal of Honor.
Kiyoshi K Muranaga.jpg Muranaga, Kiyoshi K.Kiyoshi K. Muranaga  Army Private First Class near Suvereto, Italy 01944-06-26 June 26 1944
Audie Murphy uniform medals.jpg Murphy, Audie L.Audie L. Murphy Army Second Lieutenant near Holtzwihr, France 01945-01-26 January 26 1945 Highest number of decorations for US combatant.
Murphy, Frederick C.Frederick C. Murphy  Army Private First Class Siegfried Line at Saarlautern, Germany 01945-03-18 March 18 1945
Head and shoulders of an elderly white man with a round face, wearing a tuxedo with military medals pinned to the chest and one medal hanging from a light blue ribbon around his neck. Murray, Jr., Charles P.Charles P. Murray, Jr. Army First Lieutenant near Kaysersberg, France 01944-12-16 December 16 1944
MasatoNakae dateunknown.jpg Nakae, MasatoMasato Nakae  Army Private near Pisa, Italy 01944-08-19 August 19 1944
Shinyei Nakamine.jpg Nakamine, ShinyeiShinyei Nakamine  Army Private near La Torreto, Italy 01944-06-02 June 2 1944
Head of a smiling young man wearing a peaked cap with a round medallion on the front and a military jacket over a shirt and tie. Nakamura, William K.William K. Nakamura  Army Private First Class near Castellina, Italy 01944-07-04 July 4 1944
Nelson, William L.William L. Nelson  Army Sergeant Djebel Dardys, Northwest of Sedjenane, Tunisia 01943-04-24 April 24 1943
Neppel, Ralph G.Ralph G. Neppel Army Sergeant Birgel, Germany 01944-12-14 December 14 1944
Nett, Robert B.Robert B. Nett Army First Lieutenant near Cognon, Leyte, Philippine Islands 01944-12-14 December 14 1944
New, John D.John D. New  Marine Corps Private First Class Peleliu Island, Palau Group 01944-09-25 September 25 1944
Newman, Beryl R.Beryl R. Newman Army First Lieutenant near Cisterna, Italy 01944-05-26 May 26 1944 For single-handedly destroying three machine gun emplacements.
Nininger, Alexander R.Alexander R. Nininger  Army Second Lieutenant near Abucay, Bataan, Philippine Islands 01942-01-12 January 12 1942
Head and shoulders of a smiling young man with dimples and round wire-framed glasses wearing a garrison cap and a military jacket over a shirt and tie. Nishimoto, Joe M.Joe M. Nishimoto  Army Private First Class near La Houssiere, France 01944-11-07 November 7 1944
Obrien, William J.William J. O'Brien  Army Lieutenant Colonel Saipan, Marianas Islands 01944-06-20 June 20 1944 – 01944-07-07 July 7 1944
Ocallahan, Joseph T.Joseph T. O'Callahan Navy Commander near Kobe, Japan 01945-03-19 March 19 1945 Chaplain aboard aircraft carrier USS Franklin.
Ogden, Carlos C.Carlos C. Ogden Army First Lieutenant near Fort du Roule, France 01944-06-25 June 25 1944
Ohare, Edward H.Edward H. O'Hare Navy Lieutenant off Papua New Guinea 01942-02-20 February 20 1942 O'Hare International Airport in Chicago was named in his memory.
Ohata, Allan M.Allan M. Ohata  Army Sergeant near Cerasuolo, Italy 01943-11-29 November 29 1943 – 01943-11-30 November 30 1943
RichardOKane.jpg Okane, Richard H.Richard H. O'Kane Navy Commander Philippine Islands 01944-10-23 October 23 1944 – 01944-10-24 October 24 1944 For submarine operations against two Japanese convoys.
Head and shoulders of a young man with a bright smile and neatly combed hair wearing what appears to be a graduation gown over a shirt and tie. Okubo, James K.James K. Okubo  Army Technician Fifth Grade Foret Domaniale de Champ, near Biffontaine, France 01944-10-28 October 28 1944 – 01944-10-29 October 29 1944 and 01944-11-04 November 4 1944
Head and shoulders of an elderly man wearing a white button shirt with an emblem on the left breast bearing the text "442" and "GO FOR BROKE". Okutsu, YukioYukio Okutsu Army Technical Sergeant on Mount Belvedere, Italy 01945-04-07 April 7 1945
Olson, Arlo L.Arlo L. Olson  Army Captain crossing of the Volturno River, Italy 01943-10-13 October 13 1943
Olson, Truman O.Truman O. Olson  Army Sergeant near Cisterna di Littoria, Italy 01944-01-30 January 30 1944 – 01944-01-31 January 31 1944
Head and shoulders of a young man with a garrison cap tilted over his right ear wearing a scarf tied around his neck and a military jacket with three ribbon bars and a pin on the left breast. Written over the lower right of the photo are the words "Your pal always, Frank". Ono, Frank H.Frank H. Ono  Army Private First Class near Castellina, Italy 01944-07-04 July 4 1944
Nicholas Oresko, Army Medal of Honor recipient 2001.jpg Oresko, NicholasNicholas Oresko Army Master Sergeant near Tettingen, Germany 01945-01-23 January 23 1945 For single-handedly destroying two bunkers while being seriously wounded. Currently the oldest living Medal of Honor recipient.
Head and shoulders of a young man wearing a garrison cap and a military jacket with three chevrons on the upper left sleeve and a whistle hanging from a chain attached to his right shoulder. In the top left corner of the photo is written "To Mom & Dad" and in the lower right "your son! Kazuo". Otani, KazuoKazuo Otani  Army Staff Sergeant near Pieve Di S. Luce, Italy 01944-07-15 July 15 1944
Owens, Robert A.Robert A. Owens  Marine Corps Sergeant Cape Torokina, Bougainville, Solomon Islands 01943-11-01 November 1 1943
Ozbourn, Joseph W.Joseph W. Ozbourn  Marine Corps Private Tinian Island, Marianas Islands 01944-07-30 July 30 1944 Private Ozbourn saved the lives of four fellow Marines by jumping on the top of a live hand grenade.
Paige M.jpg Paige, MitchellMitchell Paige Marine Corps Platoon Sergeant Battle of Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands 01942-10-26 October 26 1942
Parle, John J.John J. Parle  Navy Ensign aboard a landing ship, USS LST 375, off Sicily 01943-07-09 July 9 1943 – 01943-07-10 July 10 1943
Parrish, LaverneLaverne Parrish  Army Technician Fourth Grade Binalonan, Luzon, Philippine Islands 01945-01-18 January 18 1945 – 01945-01-24 January 24 1945
Pease, Jr., HarlHarl Pease, Jr.  Army Air Forces Captain near Rabaul, New Britain 01942-08-06 August 6 1942 – 01942-08-07 August 7 1942
Peden, Forrest E.Forrest E. Peden  Army Technician Fifth Grade near Biesheim, France 01945-02-03 February 3 1945
Pendleton, Jack J.Jack J. Pendleton  Army Staff Sergeant Bardenberg, Germany 01944-10-12 October 12 1944
Peregory, Frank D.Frank D. Peregory  Army Technical Sergeant Grandcampe, France 01944-06-08 June 8 1944
Perez, Jr., ManuelManuel Perez, Jr.  Army Private First Class Fort William McKinley, Luzon, Philippine Islands 01945-02-13 February 13 1945
Peters, George J.George J. Peters  Army Private near Fluren, Germany 01945-03-24 March 24 1945
Peterson, GeorgeGeorge Peterson  Army Staff Sergeant near Eisern, Germany 01945-03-30 March 30 1945
OscarPeterson.jpeg Peterson, Oscar V.Oscar V. Peterson  Navy Chief Watertender USS Neosho, Battle of the Coral Sea 01942-05-07 May 7 1942
Petrarca, Frank J.Frank J. Petrarca  Army Private First Class Horseshoe Hill, New Georgia, Solomon Islands 01943-07-27 July 27 1943
Pharris, Jackson C.Jackson C. Pharris Navy Gunner Pearl Harbor, Territory of Hawaii 01941-12-07 December 7 1941
Phelps, WesleyWesley Phelps  Marine Corps Private First Class Battle of Peleliu, Palau Islands 01944-10-04 October 4 1944
Phillips, GeorgeGeorge Phillips  Marine Corps Private Iwo Jima, Volcano Islands 01945-03-14 March 14 1945
Pierce, Francis J.Francis J. Pierce Navy Pharmacist's Mate First Class Iwo Jima 01945-03-15 March 15 1945 – 01945-03-16 March 16 1945
Joepinder.jpg Pinder, Jr., John J.John J. Pinder, Jr.  Army Technician Fifth Grade near Colleville-sur-Mer, France 01944-06-06 June 6 1944
Pope, Everett P.Everett P. Pope Marine Corps Captain Peleliu Island, Palau group 01944-09-19 September 19 1944 – 01944-09-20 September 20 1944
Power, John V.John V. Power  Marine Corps First Lieutenant Namur Island, Kwajalein Atoll, Marshall Islands 01944-02-01 February 1 1944
John James Powers.jpg Powers, John J.John J. Powers  Navy Lieutenant over the Coral Sea and adjacent waters 01942-05-04 May 4 1942 – 01942-05-08 May 8 1942
Powers, Leo J.Leo J. Powers Army Private First Class northwest of Cassino, Italy 01944-02-03 February 3 1944
Arthur Murray Preston.JPG Preston, Arthur M.Arthur M. Preston Navy Lieutenant Wasile Bay, Halmahera Island 01944-09-16 September 16 1944
Prussman, Ernest W.Ernest W. Prussman  Army Private First Class near Les Coates, Brittany, France 01944-09-08 September 8 1944
Pucket, Donald D.Donald D. Pucket  Army Air Forces First Lieutenant Ploesti Raid, Romania 01944-07-09 July 9 1944
AdmiralRamage thumb.jpg Ramage, Lawson P.Lawson P. Ramage Navy Commander USS Parche, south of Taiwan 01944-07-31 July 31 1944 Sunk enemy ships in gallant action.
Ray, Bernard J.Bernard J. Ray  Army First Lieutenant Hurtgen Forest near Schevenhütte, Germany 01944-11-17 November 17 1944
Reese, James W.James W. Reese  Army Private Mt. Vassillio, Sicily 01943-08-05 August 5 1943 Sent mortars into enemy position in the line of fire so that his comrades can get across the hill. Shot down after the mortars were finally used up.
Reese, Jr., John N.John N. Reese, Jr.  Army Private First Class Paco Railroad Station, Manila, Philippine Islands 01945-02-09 February 9 1945
Thomas J Reeves (MOH).jpg Reeves, Thomas J.Thomas J. Reeves  Navy Chief Radioman USS California, Pearl Harbor 01941-12-07 December 7 1941 Died on the USS California.
Milton E Ricketts.jpg Ricketts, Milton E.Milton E. Ricketts  Navy Lieutenant USS Yorktown, Battle of the Coral Sea 01942-05-08 May 8 1942
Riordan, Paul F.Paul F. Riordan  Army Second Lieutenant near Cassino, Italy 01944-02-03 February 3 1944 – 01944-02-08 February 8 1944
Rivers, RubenRuben Rivers  Army Staff Sergeant toward Guebling, France 01944-11-15 November 15 1944 – 01944-11-19 November 19 1944
Roan, Charles H.Charles H. Roan  Marine Corps Private First Class Peleliu, Palau Islands 01944-09-18 September 18 1944
Robinson, Jr., James E.James E. Robinson, Jr.  Army First Lieutenant near Untergriesheim, Germany 01945-04-06 April 6 1945
Rodriguez, Cleto L.Cleto L. Rodriguez Army Private Paco Railroad Station, Manila, Philippine Islands 01945-02-09 February 9 1945
Roeder, Robert E.Robert E. Roeder  Army Captain Mt. Battaglia, Italy 01944-09-27 September 27 1944 – 01944-09-28 September 28 1944
Albert Rooks;h93157.jpg Rooks, Albert H.Albert H. Rooks  Navy Captain USS Houston 01942-02-04 February 4 1942 – 01942-02-27 February 27 1942 Commanded USS Houston during early days of war. Led during Battle of Java Sea. Killed in action while attempting to lead Houston and HMAS Perth to safety in Sunda Strait.
Roosevelt, Jr., TheodoreTheodore Roosevelt, Jr.  Army Brigadier General Utah Beach, Normandy invasion 01944-06-06 June 6 1944 With his father, Theodore Roosevelt, became second father and son pair to both receive the Medal of Honor. Died of a heart attack before he could receive the award.
Donald K. Ross;h97461.jpg Ross, Donald K.Donald K. Ross Navy Machinist Pearl Harbor, Territory of Hawaii 01941-12-07 December 7 1941
Ross, Wilburn K.Wilburn K. Ross Army Private near St. Jacques, France 01944-10-30 October 30 1944
Rouh, Carlton R.Carlton R. Rouh Marine Corps First Lieutenant Peleliu Island, Palau group 01944-09-15 September 15 1944
Rudolph, Donald E.Donald E. Rudolph Army Technical Sergeant Munoz, Luzon, Philippine Islands 01945-02-05 February 5 1945 For destroying 8 pillboxes, a trench and a tank while under fire.
Ruhl, Donald J.Donald J. Ruhl  Marine Corps Private First Class Iwo Jima, Volcano Islands 01945-02-19 February 19 1945 – 01945-02-21 February 21 1945
Ruiz, Alejandro R.Alejandro R. Ruiz Army Private First Class Okinawa, Ryukyu Islands 01945-04-28 April 28 1945
Sadowski, Joseph J.Joseph J. Sadowski  Army Sergeant Valhey, France 01944-09-14 September 14 1944
Head and shoulders of a smiling young man wearing a peaked cap and, over a shirt and tie, a military jacket with a round pin on each lapel. Sakato, George T.George T. Sakato Army Private Hill 617, near Biffontaine, France 01944-10-29 October 29 1944
Salomon, Benjamin L.Benjamin L. Salomon  Army Captain Saipan, Marianas Islands 01944-07-07 July 7 1944
Sarnoski, Joseph R.Joseph R. Sarnoski  Army Air Forces Second Lieutenant over Buka area, Solomon Islands 01943-06-16 June 16 1943
Sayers, Foster J.Foster J. Sayers  Army Private First Class near Thionville, France 01944-11-12 November 12 1944
Schaefer, Joseph E.Joseph E. Schaefer Army Staff Sergeant near Stolberg, Germany 01944-09-24 September 24 1944
Schauer, HenryHenry Schauer Army Private First Class near Cisterna di Littoria, Italy 01944-05-23 May 23 1944 – 01944-05-24 May 24 1944
Schonland, Herbert E.Herbert E. Schonland Navy Commander Savo Island 01942-11-12 November 12 1942 – 01942-11-13 November 13 1942 Took command of USS San Francisco after captain had been killed, fought ship and led her to safety.
Schwab, Albert E.Albert E. Schwab  Marine Corps Private First Class Okinawa Shima, Ryukyu Islands 01945-05-07 May 7 1945
Scott, NormanNorman Scott  Navy Rear Admiral off Savo Island 01942-10-11 October 11 1942 – 01942-10-12 October 12 1942 and 01942-11-12 November 12 1942 – 01942-11-13 November 13 1942
Robert R Scott.jpg Scott, Robert R.Robert R. Scott  Navy Machinist's Mate First Class Pearl Harbor, Hawaii 01941-12-07 December 7 1941
Scott, Robert S.Robert S. Scott Army Lieutenant near Munda Air Strip, New Georgia, Solomon Islands 01943-07-29 July 29 1943 For single-handedly defeating a Japanese patrol.
Shea, Charles W.Charles W. Shea Army Second Lieutenant near Mount Damiano, Italy 01944-05-12 May 12 1944
Sheridan, Carl V.Carl V. Sheridan  Army Private First Class Frenzenberg Castle, Weisweiler, Germany 01944-11-26 November 26 1944
William PFC.jpg Shockley, William R.William R. Shockley  Army Private First Class Villa Verde Trail, Luzon, Philippine Islands 01945-03-31 March 31 1945
Shomo, William A.William A. Shomo Army Air Forces Major over Luzon, Philippine Islands 01945-01-11 January 11 1945 7 victories in one action
Shoup, Curtis F.Curtis F. Shoup  Army Staff Sergeant near Tillet, Belgium 01945-01-07 January 7 1945
GenDMShoup USMC.jpg Shoup, David M.David M. Shoup Marine Corps Colonel Betio Island, Tarawa Atoll, Gilbert Islands 01943-11-20 November 20 1943 – 01943-11-22 November 22 1943 Wrote battle plan for Tarawa assault, directed assault from trench on Betio beach as first waves came ashore.Twenty-second Commandant of the United States Marine Corps (January 1, 1960 – December 31, 1963)
Sigler, Franklin E.Franklin E. Sigler Marine Corps Private Iwo Jima, Volcano Islands 01945-03-14 March 14 1945
Silk, Edward A.Edward A. Silk Army First Lieutenant near St. Pravel, France 01944-11-23 November 23 1944
Sjogren, John C.John C. Sjogren Army Staff Sergeant near San Jose Hacienda, Negros, Philippine Islands 01945-05-23 May 23 1945
Skaggs, Jr., LutherLuther Skaggs, Jr. Marine Corps Private First Class Asan-Adelup beachhead, Guam, Marianas Islands 01944-07-21 July 21 1944 – 01944-07-22 July 22 1944
Slaton, James D.James D. Slaton Army Corporal near Oliveto, Italy 01943-09-23 September 23 1943
Smith, Furman L.Furman L. Smith  Army Private near Lanuvio, Italy 01944-05-31 May 31 1944
John L. Smith USMC Fighter Ace.JPEG Smith, John L.John L. Smith Marine Corps Major Solomon Islands area 01942-08 August 1942 – 01942-09 September 1942
Maynard-H-Smith.png Smith, Maynard H.Maynard H. Smith Army Air Forces Sergeant over Brest, France 01943-05-01 May 1 1943 AKA- Snuffy Smith. On his first mission as a B-17 gunner Sgt. Smith helped save the lives of six of his wounded comrades, put out a fire, and drove off waves of German fighters.
Head and shoulders of a white man wearing a garrison cap tilted over his right ear and a military jacket with a badge and two ribbon bars on the left breast. Soderman, William A.William A. Soderman Army Private First Class near Rocherath, Belgium 01944-12-17 December 17 1944
Sorenson, Richard K.Richard K. Sorenson Marine Corps Private Namur Island, Kwajalein Atoll Marshall Islands 01944-02-01 February 1 1944 – 01944-02-02 February 2 1944
Specker, Joe C.Joe C. Specker  Army Sergeant Mount Porchia, Italy 01944-01-07 January 7 1944
Spurrier, Junior J.Junior J. Spurrier Army Staff Sergeant Achain, France 01944-11-13 November 13 1944
Squires, John C.John C. Squires  Army Private First Class near Padiglione, Italy 01944-04-23 April 23 1944 – 01944-04-24 April 24 1944
Stein, TonyTony Stein  Marine Corps Corporal Iwo Jima, Volcano Islands 01945-02-19 February 19 1945 First Medal of Honor of Iwo Jima
Street, III, George L.George L. Street, III Navy Lieutenant Commander harbor of Quelpart Island, off the coast of Korea 01945-04-14 April 14 1945 For torpedoing three enemy ships while captain of USS Triante.
Stryker, Stuart S.Stuart S. Stryker  Army Private First Class near Wesel, Germany 01945-03-24 March 24 1945
Swett, James E.James E. Swett Marine Corps First Lieutenant Solomon Islands area 01943-04-07 April 7 1943 For downing eight Japanese Vals off the coast of Guadacanal
Head and torso of a serious faced man wearing a garrison cap and a military jacket with bright buttons and a patch and stripes on the upper sleeve. Tanouye, Ted T.Ted T. Tanouye  Army Technical Sergeant near Molino A Ventoabbto, Italy 01944-07-07 July 7 1944
Terry, Seymour W.Seymour W. Terry  Army Captain Zebra Hill, Okinawa, Ryukyu Islands 01945-05-11 May 11 1945
Thomas, Charles L.Charles L. Thomas  Army First Lieutenant near Climbach, France 01944-12-14 December 14 1944
Thomas HJ USMC.jpg Thomas, Herbert J.Herbert J. Thomas  Marine Corps Sergeant Koromokina River, Bougainville Islands, Solomon Islands 01943-11-07 November 7 1943
Thomas, William H.William H. Thomas  Army Private First Class Zambales Mountains, Luzon, Philippine Islands 01945-04-22 April 22 1945
Thomason, Clyde A.Clyde A. Thomason  Marine Corps Sergeant Island of Makin 01942-08-17 August 17 1942 – 01942-08-18 August 18 1942
Thompson, MaxMax Thompson Army Sergeant near Haaren, Germany 01944-10-18 October 18 1944
Thorne, Horace M.Horace M. Thorne  Army Corporal near Grufflingen, Belgium 01944-12-21 December 21 1944
Thorson, John F.John F. Thorson  Army Private First Class Dagami, Leyte, Philippine Islands 01944-10-28 October 28 1944
Timmerman, Grant F.Grant F. Timmerman  Marine Corps Sergeant Saipan, Marianas Islands 01944-07-08 July 8 1944
Peter Tomich.jpg Tomich, PeterPeter Tomich  Navy Chief Watertender USS Utah (BB-31), Pearl Harbor, Hawaii 01941-12-07 December 7 1941
Tominac, John J.John J. Tominac Army First Lieutenant Saulx de Vesoul, France 01944-09-12 September 12 1944
Towle, John R.John R. Towle  Army Private near Oosterhout, Holland 01944-09-21 September 21 1944
Treadwell, Jack L.Jack L. Treadwell Army First Lieutenant near Nieder-Wurzbach, Germany 01945-03-18 March 18 1945
Truemper, Walter E.Walter E. Truemper  Army Air Forces Second Lieutenant over Europe 01944-02-20 February 20 1944
Turner, Day G.Day G. Turner  Army Sergeant Dahl, Luxembourg 01945-01-08 January 8 1945
Turner, George B.George B. Turner Army Private First Class Philippsbourg, France 01945-01-03 January 3 1945 – 01945-01-04 January 4 1945
Urban, MattMatt Urban Army Captain Renouf, France 01944-06-14 June 14 1944 – 01944-09-03 September 3 1944 For bravery as a company commander during combat operations.
Valdez, Jose F.Jose F. Valdez  Army Private First Class near Rosenkrantz, France 01945-01-25 January 25 1945
Van Noy, JuniorJunior Van Noy  Army Private near Finschafen, New Guinea 01943-10-17 October 17 1943
Van Valkenburgh, FranklinFranklin Van Valkenburgh  Navy Captain Pearl Harbor, Hawaii 01941-12-07 December 7 1941 Commanding officer of the USS Arizona.
Van Voorhis, Bruce A.Bruce A. Van Voorhis  Navy Lieutenant Commander Greenwich Island, battle of the Solomon Islands 01943-07-06 July 6 1943
Vance, Jr., Leon R.Leon R. Vance, Jr.  Army Air Forces Lieutenant Colonel over Wimereaux, France 01944-06-05 June 5 1944 Died in unrelated air crash before receiving his Medal.
AAVandegrift.jpg Vandegrift, Alexander A.Alexander A. Vandegrift Marine Corps Major General Battle of Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands 01942-08-07 August 7 1942 – 01942-12-09 December 9 1942 Later became the 18th Commandant of the Marine Corps.
Viale, Robert M.Robert M. Viale  Army Second Lieutenant Manila, Luzon, Philippine Islands 01945-02-05 February 5 1945
Villegas, Ysmael R.Ysmael R. Villegas  Army Staff Sergeant Villa Verde Trail, Luzon, Philippine Islands 01945-03-20 March 20 1945
Vlug, Dirk J.Dirk J. Vlug Army Private First Class near Limon, Leyte, Philippine Islands 01944-12-15 December 15 1944
Forrest L. Vosler, medal of honour recipient.jpg Vosler, Forrest L.Forrest L. Vosler Army Air Forces Technical Sergeant over Bremen, Germany 01943-12-20 December 20 1943
George Wahlen.jpg Wahlen, George E.George E. Wahlen Navy Pharmacist's Mate Second Class Iwo Jima, Volcano Islands group 01945-03-03 March 3 1945
Wai, Francis B.Francis B. Wai  Army Captain Leyte, Philippine Islands 01944-10-20 October 20 1944 Deliberately exposed himself to fire from Japanese pillboxes and led men on the beachhead. Was killed in assault on last pillbox.
Jonathan Wainright.jpg Wainwright, IV, Jonathan M.Jonathan M. Wainwright, IV Army Lieutenant General Philippine Islands 01942-03-12 March 12 1942 – 01942-05-07 May 7 1942
Walker, Kenneth N.Kenneth N. Walker  Army Air Forces Brigadier General Rabaul, New Britain 01943-01-05 January 5 1943 For Conspicuous Leadership above and beyond the call of Duty
Wallace, Herman C.Herman C. Wallace  Army Private First Class near Prümzurlay, Germany 01945-02-27 February 27 1945
Walsh, Kenneth A.Kenneth A. Walsh Marine Corps First Lieutenant Solomon Islands area 01943-08-15 August 15 1943 and 01943-08-30 August 30 1943
Walsh, William G.William G. Walsh  Marine Corps Gunnery Sergeant Iwo Jima, Volcano Islands 01945-02-27 February 27 1945
James R. Ward;h92309.jpg Ward, James R.James R. Ward  Navy Seaman First Class Pearl Harbor, Hawaii 01941-12-07 December 7 1941
Keith Ware.jpg Ware, Keith L.Keith L. Ware Army Lieutenant Colonel near Sigolsheim, France 01944-12-26 December 26 1944
Warner, Henry F.Henry F. Warner  Army Corporal near Dom Butgenbach, Belgium 01944-12-20 December 20 1944 – 01944-12-21 December 21 1944
George WATSON.jpg Watson, GeorgeGeorge Watson  Army Private at sea near New Guinea 01943-03-08 March 8 1943
Watson, Wilson D.Wilson D. Watson Marine Corps Private Iwo Jima, Volcano Islands 01945-02-26 February 26 1945 – 01945-02-27 February 27 1945
Waugh, Robert T.Robert T. Waugh  Army First Lieutenant near Tremensucli, Italy 01944-05-11 May 11 1944 – 01944-05-14 May 14 1944
Waybur, David C.David C. Waybur Army First Lieutenant near Agrigento, Sicily 01943-07-17 July 17 1943
Weicht, Ellis R.Ellis R. Weicht  Army Sergeant St. Hippolyte, France 01944-12-03 December 3 1944
Wetzel, Walter C.Walter C. Wetzel  Army Private First Class Birken, Germany 01945-04-03 April 3 1945
Whiteley, Eli L.Eli L. Whiteley Army First Lieutenant Sigolsheim, France 01944-12-27 December 27 1944
Whittington, Hulon B.Hulon B. Whittington Army Sergeant near Grimesnil, France 01944-07-29 July 29 1944
Wiedorfer, Paul J.Paul J. Wiedorfer Army Private near, Chaumont, Belgium 01944-12-25 December 25 1944
Wigle, Thomas W.Thomas W. Wigle  Army Second Lieutenant Monte Frassino, Italy 01944-09-14 September 14 1944
Wilbur, William H.William H. Wilbur Army Colonel Fedala, North Africa 01942-11-08 November 8 1942
Wilkin, Edward G.Edward G. Wilkin  Army Corporal Siegfried Line in Germany 01945-03-18 March 18 1945
Wilkins, Raymond H.Raymond H. Wilkins  Army Air Forces Major near Rabaul, New Britain 01943-11-02 November 2 1943
Will, Walter J.Walter J. Will  Army First Lieutenant near Eisern, Germany 01945-03-30 March 30 1945
Williams, Hershel W.Hershel W. Williams Marine Corps Corporal Iwo Jima, Volcano Islands 01945-02-23 February 23 1945
Jack Williams, MOH.jpg Williams, JackJack Williams  Navy Pharmacist's Mate Third Class Iwo Jima, Volcano Islands 01945-03-03 March 3 1945
John H Willis.jpg Willis, John H.John H. Willis  Navy Pharmacist's Mate First Class Iwo Jima, Volcano Islands 01945-02-28 February 28 1945
Wilson, Alfred L.Alfred L. Wilson  Army Technician Fifth Grade near Bezange la Petite, France 01944-11-08 November 8 1944
GEN Wilson, Louis Hugh Jr..jpg Wilson, Jr., Louis H.Louis H. Wilson, Jr. Marine Corps Captain Fonte Hill, Guam 01944-07-25 July 25 1944 – 01944-07-26 July 26 1944 Later Became Commandant of the Marine Corps
Wilson RL USMC.jpg Wilson, Robert L.Robert L. Wilson  Marine Corps Private First Class Tinian Island, Marianas Group 01944-08-03 August 3 1944
Wise, Homer L.Homer L. Wise Army Staff Sergeant Magliano, Italy 01944-06-14 June 14 1944
Witek, Frank P.Frank P. Witek  Marine Corps Private First Class Battle of Finegayen, Guam, Marianas 01944-08-03 August 3 1944
Woodford, Howard E.Howard E. Woodford  Army Staff Sergeant near Tabio, Luzon, Philippine Islands 01945-06-06 June 6 1945
Head of middle-aged white man wearing a white jacket with black shoulderboards and a white peaked cap with a black visor. Young, CassinCassin Young Navy Commander USS Vestal, Pearl Harbor, Territory of Hawaii 01941-12-07 December 7 1941 Moved his ship, the USS Vestal, away from the battleship USS Arizona, and subsequently beached it upon determining that such action was required to save his ship.
Head and shoulders of a smiling young white man wearing a peaked cap, wire-framed glasses, and, over a shirt and tie, a jacket adorned with pins on the lapels, stripes and a round badge on the shoulder, and a whistle on a chain hanging from a shoulder button. Young, Rodger W.Rodger W. Young  Army Private New Georgia, Solomon Islands 01943-07-31 July 31 1943 After being pinned by enemy fire for a long time, he single-handedly attacked and destroyed an enemy machine-gun pillbox, although he died of his injuries right afterwards. His actions helped the rest of the unit return to base without taking anymore casualties.
Head and shoulders of a man with wavy hair wearing a military jacket with rows of ribbon bars and a winged pin on his left breast, pins on the lapels, and a star-shaped medal hanging from a ribbon around his neck. Zeamer, Jr., JayJay Zeamer, Jr. Army Air Forces Captain over Buka area, Solomon Islands 01943-06-16 June 16 1943 Volunteered as pilot of a bomber on an important photographic mapping mission covering the formidably defended area in the vicinity of Buka, Solomon Islands
Zussman, RaymondRaymond Zussman  Army Second Lieutenant Noroy le Bourg, France 01944-09-12 September 12 1944 In lead of a tank killed 18 enemy soldiers and captured 92

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