Comprehensive 30th Division Roster
In all of the past 67 years, we have never had a comprehensive, all inclusive, Roster of the 30th Division personnel who served in WWII.
As you are all aware, most all of the 30 Division combat records were
destroyed in a tragic fire at St. Louis, MO in July 1973.
If there ever was such a Roster, it went up in smoke at that time,
and copies of such a document have never been found.
For nearly the past four years, I have been collaborating with Jim West,
formerly of Camp Atterbury, IN, and a non-30th guy at that, to try to
construct such a comprehensive roster of all of our Division personnel.
Jim has an excellent software program for setting up a new roster of
every known man who ever served in the 30th Infantry Division in WWII.
I have been feeding him data on 30th Division personnel from our 30th
Division Archives at the Camp Blanding Museum, and Jim has been entering
this data by name and unit, rank and ASN, with any other pertinent data
that we might find on each man
Very fortunately, many of our veterans had saved rosters from their
squad, platoon or Company, and had sent them to us long ago for future
reference. Now the time has come and these records have once again seen
the light of day, for a very useful purpose.
Data on many individuals is scarce, other than their name. Most though,
have some other data, and now all of this is being recorded and consolidated
into one document. For a few, we only have a nick-name for the first
name, for some no first name.
This document is intended to be available to anyone for research purposes,
and we are trying to obtain as much data on every person as is possible.
We are assembling this data with the following headings: Name; Rank;
Serial #; Unit; KIA; MIA; Position; Awards; Sources; Notes; WIA; POW;
Photo; Deceased; Ret'd; Award Order #; CIB; CMB; Grave location; Cemetery;
Date; Campaigns and other miscellaneous information that may be submitted.
This document can be found on our Official 30th Infantry Division website:
www.30thinfantry.org in the
Index on the Home page, as "Roster", and it is a "Read
Only" document - It CANNOT be copied!
If after examining this roster, you find any errors or changes that
need to be made, or additions of more names or other data, Please make
a note of them and send them to The Editor. Such changes of additions
will be added to this document each six months to update its contents.
However, all data sent in will be entered into our data base as soon
At this time, we have nearly 32,700 names of Veterans of the 30th Infantry
Division who served at some time during WWII. We all know that there
were many, many more men than this who served in the 30th, but they
have become lost over the years, since their name was never listed in
the Awards section or the KIA-MIA section of the appendix of the 30th
So, again we implore you, if you know of a name that is not listed,
or know of any data that is missing, please send it on to the Editor.
For those of you who do not have computers, perhaps one of your children
or a relative or friend can bring this document up for you.
As of this writing, we have 32,741 confirmed names - and still growing!
This is the largest known single compilation of such data known to exist.
If you are interested in seeing and knowing who was in any particular
Unit, you can Highlight the columns A, B, C & D, then go up to "Data"
and click on "Sort". It will sort out the entire list by Units;
or, you can go to another website: http://www.indianamilitary.org/
and navigate through this maze: Click on 30th Division at top of
page; then click on "Roster" at left side, then choose your
Unit, and you will see all of the names of men who were in any particular
Revised: 1 December 2012
Researched by Frank W. Towers
Researched by Frank W. Towers Compiled by James West
|Updated Dec. 2, 2012|