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US Army Dog Tags Found Around Moresby
by Henry Mayer

Henry Mayer found 86 US Army dog tags, located during the last 19 years within 10 miles of Port Moresby. All the ones I found prior to this, I gave to Bruce Hoy when he was curator at the PNG War Museum. Pictured is a collection of American dog tags found in the Port Moresby area.  Most tags were found at either Durand Drome (17-Mile) or Jackson Drome (7-Mile) areas.

Contact Us to provide more information to facilitate the retutn the tag. A complete list of tags is presented below. Already, several tags have been returned including Gurden Barnett and Carl Hustard.

Dog tag collection
Collection of US Army dog tags found in Port Moresby area by Henry Mayer

Thanks to Niels J. Zussblatt of National Archives Military Personnel Records for death dates. He explains: 
"These are real dog tags  of the type that were issued early during WWII.  Later, there were three tags: a pair contained Name, Service Number, Blood Type, Religion and sometimes Tetnus immunization month/year. These are the 3rd tag that lists the military members Next of Kin (Wife, Father, or Mother) and their address.  This was so that forward units could write to the next of kin if the military person was killed or wounded.  This was done because it was not practical to carry paper records into forward combat areas, especially wet areas where papers would mildew."

ADAMS, J A
13032590
A B ADAMS
1217 N BERINDO ST
LOS ANGELES CALIF
Died Sept 10, 1972
AMATO, ORAZIO J
7070870
JOESPH AMATO
60 UNION ST
BROOKLYN N.Y
AUGUSTINE, RAYMOND W
36204894
SUSAN AUGUSTINE
1332 S 13TH ST
MANITOWOC WIS
Died Nov 8, 1994

BAKER, H W
12041419
MIDDLETOWN N.Y
EARL D BAKER
46 CLINTON ST

BARNES, CHARLES R
0-364972
MRS RAY BARNES
MAIN ST
LOGAN W.VA
Died Nov 5, 1987
Returned to sons, July 2005
BARNETT JR, GURDEN M
0-854145
MR G M BARNETT
GUTHRIE CENTER  IOWA
Returned to Barnett, Dec 2004
BATES, STAFFORD C
13014904
MRS W M BATES SR
BROOKNEAL VA
Died Sept 22, 1991
BEAUCOCK, LEONARD
36213738
EDITH BEAUCOCK
LITTLE SUAMICO WIS
BROWN, HENRY A
33154947
MRS MARY E BROWN
602 19TH ST SO
ARLINGTON VA
Died Oct 1, 1974
BROWN, RICHARD I
0-659515
FLOYD I BROWN
3780 IROQUOIS AVE
DETROIT MICH

BRUBAKER, DAVID A
39168265
BEDIE M BRUBAKER
2350 CRENSHAW BLVD
LOS ANGELES CALIF

BRYANT, PAUL N
36127719
BEATRICE H BRYANT
214 LENAWEE ST
HUDSON MICH
Died Jan 14, 2003

BUCKLEY, THOMAS V
13029325
MARY BUCKLEY
442 E PATTERSON ST
LUNSFORD PA

BUTTMAN, OSCAR
0-559657
R BUTTMAN
85 S 6TH ST
SAN JOSE CALIF

CHIABERTA, ALBERT
35301189
AURELIO CHIABERTA
155 E PARK AVE
HUBBARD OHIO

COPTIS, GEORGE E
33080038
J FINNESEY
110 E 7TH AVE
HOMESTEAD PA
Died June 4, 1999
COTHAM, HOMER L
02034630
RACHEL C COTHAM
230 LOWERY ST
STILLWATER OKLA
D’AGATA, CHARLES
11032126
JASPARE D’AGATA
MAYNARD MASS
DAVIS, CLEO
34055868
B F DAVIS
1120 COCONUT AVE
SARATOSA FLA

DEROUEN, LLOYD
34075252
FLORANCE THIBAUD
546 LAFAYETTE ST
NEW IBERIA LA

DOORNBOS, ARTHUR
16035565
ARTHUR DOORNBOS SR
2120 W 13TH ST
CHICAGO ILL
Died July 30, 1999
DUPUY, ERNEST H
19097173
NORINE PRUGEL
COOLEDGE ARIZ

DURHAM, G W
3615780
MRS M DURHAM
NONE
DOUGLAS MICH

FISK, ROY C
39304166
MRS C C FISK
NOTI ORE
Died May 15, 1998

FOMIN, GEORGE
18044790
GLADYS FOMIN
1403 BLUFF AVE
SHEBOYGAN MICH
Died May 26, 1979

FORBES, GEORGE S
0-442326
PEARL FORBES
2030 W 87TH ST
CLEVELAND OHIO

FORTENBERRY, WELDON W
34135770
MRS W F FORTENBERRY
RFD 1
OSYKA MISS

GERBER, MARTIN
0561088
MRS MOLLIE GERBER
197 GRAHAM AVE
PATTERSON N.J.

GUSTIN, WAYNE H
697687
F S GUSTIN
536 SEBRING AVE
ELMIRA N.Y.

HOLMES, HUGH M
39231514
MRS T J HOLMES
1239 MARYLAND ST
LOS ANGELES CALIF
HUSTAD, CARL A
0393139
MRS C A HUSTARD
441 UNION ST
BANGOR MAINE
Returned to daughter, May 05
JOY, EUGENE L
15073447
ESTEL V JOY
3900 CENTRAL AVE
SHADYSIDE OHIO
Died Dec 24, 2003

KELLNER, WALDO W
34024551
DELPHIA F KELLNER
110 BAILEY ST
GREENVILLE S.C
KIA Dec 18, 1942

KING, JOESPH H
34089073
ALBERTA KING
RT. 4
COCHRAN GA
Died July 15, 1962

KING, LEON S
0-736007
MRS PEARL L KING
48 PAGUM ST
MALDEN MASS

KRYK, EDWARD L
13012280
JOHN KRYK
502 PACIFIC ST
FRANKLIN PA
KIA Sept 30, 1944

LANDRY JR, F A
34079482
MARGUERITE LANDRY
501 S STATE ST
ABBEVILLE LA

McCOY, SAMUEL R
38063535
NAOMI McCOY
801 S OAK
ADA OKLA
MASON, R H
14003141
H T MASON
GEN DEL
ADAMSVILLE ALA
Died Feb 8, 1992

MATYAS, V L
33487304
ANNA MATYAS
MARKET ST
TRESCKOW PA
Died Jan 12, 2000

MICHELS, JOHN H
36319788
ANNA MICHELS
214 COLUMBIA AVE
PARK RIDGE ILL
MOORE, CHARLIE H
34382796
MRS M L MOORE
2100 TWO NOTCH RD
COLUMBIA S.C
KIA October 17, 1943
NAILS, JIMMIE O
34089288
MYRTLE THOMSON
RED
ALMA GA
Died March 5, 1998
NEENER JR, ELWOOD
6976386
FLORANCE NEENER
418 WASHINGTON AVE
MONTGOMERY ALA
Retired Captain
NELSON, JOHN R
14069742
RUTH K NELSON
2346 AVE P
ENSLEY ALA
Died July 3, 1992
OLSON, VERSCHUL E
36156158
ADA L OLSON
512 ANDERSON ST
LANSING MICH
Died Feb 12, 1994
PANNELI, JAMES N
38022635
GETRUDE PANNELI
PONTOTOC OKLA
Died July 15, 1987
PATRICK, GEO A
13052247
ANNA PATRICK
OAKS PA
Died Feb 20, 1995
POLHEMUS, EDWARD B
0-727915
MRS W E POLHEMUS
1816 E LONGDEN AVE
TEMPLE CITY CALIF

POSTON, CHARLES W
34026719
OLENE POSTON
120 BROAD ST
S UMTER S.C
Died Nov 3, 1978

POSTON, CHESTER W
34026719
OLENE POSTON
217 LORING PLACE
SUMTER S.C
Died Nov 3, 1978
POWERS, FRANK T
13035288
ANNE POWERS
CLINCHO VA
Died July 31, 1977
ROHLIK, JAMES F
36280576
JOHN ROHLIK
RT. 2
BIRCHWOOD WIS
Died Aug 8, 1975
ROONEY, HUGH J
31178822
HOHN ROONEY
145 STARK ST
PORTSMOUTH N.H
Died Feb 3, 1983
SARDAM, PORTER D
19032635
GERTIE A SHERMAN
LAPWAI IDAHO
Died Nov 17, 1980

SHEA, VERNER L
0-662184
H L SHEA
967 HOWARD ST
S.F CALIF
Died Jan 27, 1983

SHOEMAKER, LEONARD J
15020249
SALLY SHOEMAKER
ZOE KY

SMELTZER, WARREN H
0-380834
MARY K SMELTZER
2737 N KIMBALL AVE
CHICAGO ILL
Died March 2, 1972

SMITH, SMITH F
14056644
MRS R K SMITH
201 S FULTON ST
SALISBURY N.C
SPENCER, F S
20634489
G SPENCER
1521 N EDWARDS ST
KALAMAZOO MICH
SWAIN, GEORGE A
18001146
MISS E E SCATES
BOX 164
NUCLA COLO
Died Jan 9, 1979

SWEET, McLANE B
20935063
IRENE S SWEET
705 J Q ADAMS ST
OREGON CITY ORE
Died May 4, 1984

SZUDA, CHESTER J
36318343
VERONICA SZUDA
2055 LA HARPE
LA SALLE ILL
Died Aug 4, 1970
TYLER, CLEVELAND T
38042643
LEE ANN CHILDS
1457 STEDMAN
FT WORTH TEX
Died Nov 12, 1980
WALTERS, CHARLES E
35040353
ALICE WALTERS
916 1/2 N MANN ST
FOSTORIA OHIO
Died Feb 9, 2004
WALTERS, DONALD C
36155750
MARGARET WALTERS
527 W CEDAR ST
KALAMAZOO MICH
Died Jan 8, 1975
WARD, R E
14047870
L P WARD
MAYSVILLE GA
Died June 15, 1981
WEST, PHILIP J
15196129
MR PHILIP J WEST
1174 RIDGE AVE
TROY OHIO
WHEELER, CHAS T
34162160
RUBY WHEELER
1227 45TH ST
WYLAM ALA
WINDLEY JR, ZEBBIE
34032536
MYRTLE WINDLEY
ROUTE 1
RANSOMVILLE N.C.
Died Oct 14, 2003
WISER, LOYD R
20634094
LOTTIE WISER
510 N DOUGLAS ST
BRONSON MICH
Died July 31, 2001
ZALESKI, E R
20647700
MRS L ZALESKI
1913 SO 14TH ST
MILWAUKEE WIS
Died May 28, 1986

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