25 May 2015

Military Monday: Nine Stills listed as WWII POWs

It’s Military Monday but I was lost as to who to write about so I searched Stills and found nine Stills listed on a World War II POW site. Two were held by Japan and the rest by Germany. Of the nine, one was a woman! 

The nine listed were:
  1. Albert T. Still Sr
  2. Dorothy Still
  3. Edward F Still
  4. Eugene H Still
  5. Homer E Still Jr
  6. Joe T Still
  7. John Howard Still
  8. Omer G Still
  9. Rupert H Still
Albert Thomas Still Sr
Albert (ser # 34831946) was a Private from Georgia, the son of Thomas Acree and Ella A. Still. He served in the Army, Infantry in the European Theatre France. He was detained by Germany in Stalag 2a Neubrandenburg Mecklenberg 53. Social Security records indicate he was born 2 February 1918. According to U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, Albert enlisted on 18 November 1943 in Fort Mcpherson Atlanta. He was married at the time he enlisted and stated his civil occupation was unskilled oilers of machinery. He died, according to Social Security records, on 27 September 1993 in Georgia. He is buried with his wife Kathleen L. (1925 – 2000) in Bellevue Memorial Gardens in Columbia County, Georgia. 

Dorothy Still
Dorothy (ser # 080123) was a Lieutenant Jr grade from California. The daughter of William H. and Arissa Still, she served as a nurse at the Canacao Naval Hospital in the Navy in the Southwest Pacific Theatre Philippine Islands. She was detained by Japan and held at Los Banos Civ Laguna Luzon Philippines 1.  

Edward F Still
Edward (ser # 34385420) was a Private First Class from South Carolina. Born 9 March  1922, he was single when he enlisted. He served in the Army, Infantry in the European Theatre France. He was detained by Germany.  He died on 20 November 1988. 

Eugene H Still
Eugene (ser # 38589288) was a Private in the Army, Infantry. He served in the Courier Service in the European Theatre Germany. He was detained by Germany. 

Homer E Still Jr
Homer (ser # 0 462673) was a Second Lieutenant or Nurse, Dietician, Physical Therapist from Florida. He served in the Army, Air Corps as a heavy bomber in the European Theatre Germany. He was detained by Germany in Stalag Luft 1 Barth Vogelsang Prussia 54. 

Joe T Still
Joe (ser # 17012700) was a Staff Sergeant from Wisconsin. He served in the Army, Air Corps in the bombardment heavy in the European Theatre Germany. He was detained by Germany in Stalag 17b Braunau Gneikendorf Near Krem. 

John Howard Still
John (ser # 3419008) was a Radioman Second Class in the Navy in the Southwest Pacific Theatre Philippine Islands. He was from Kansas, the son of Mrs. Bereniece Powers Still of Los Angeles. He was detained by Japan in Osaka Main Camp Chikko Osaka 34 135. 

Omer G Still
Omer (ser # 6386865) was a Corporal in the Army, Infantry in the European Theatre Germany. He was detained by Germany. 

Rupert H Still
Rupert (ser # 34575421) was a Private First Class in the Army, Field Artillery. He served in the European Theatre Belgium. He was detained by Germany in Stalag 13 Hammelburg Om Main Bavaria 50. 

None are “my” Stills … that I know of so far. 

Sources:
Ancestry.com. U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2011.  

Ancestry.com. World War II Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard Casualties, 1941-1945 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2007.

Find A Grave. Albert T Still Memorial# 121254450  

National Archives and Records Administration. U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2005.  

National Archives and Records Administration. World War II Prisoners of the Japanese, 1941-1945 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com operations, Inc., 2010.  

National Archives and Records Administration. World War II Prisoners of War, 1941-1946 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2005 

National Archives Southeast Region; Atlanta, GA; Records of the Selective Service System, 1926-1975; Record Group: RG 147; Class: RG147, North Carolina World War II Draft Registration Cards 

World War 2 POW Archive. Crafted Knowledge. http://www.ww2pow.info/index.php?q=Still  

Year: 1930; Census Place: Burbank, Los Angeles, California; Roll: 125; Page: 3A; Enumeration District: 0849; Image: 97.0; FHL microfilm: 2339860 

 

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