This Memorial Day, we profile five of the 29 men listed on Newark’s World War II memorial at the Academy Building, representing all theaters of operations and every branch except the U.S. Coast Guard (which sustained no fatalities among men from Newark during the war). One was in combat almost constantly for 18 months, while another was killed on his first day in battle. Three died due to enemy action, and two died in accidents. To view the full-length articles about all 29 of the Newarkers who died in World War II, visit: delawarewwiifallen.com.

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William Homewood Dean, Jr. was born in Newark on Dec. 9, 1913, the second child of William Homewood Dean, Sr. and Maybelle Dean (née Press). H…

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John Frame was born in Newark on Sept. 28, 1915, the fifth of eight children born to James Rudolph Frame and Mary Ann Frame Dean (née Mooney).…

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Thomas Sheppard Ingham, Jr. was born in Easton, Pennsylvania on April 25, 1920. He was the son of Thomas Sheppard Ingham, Sr. and Marie Kather…

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Harry Wayne Pierce was born in Paoli, Pennsylvania on Dec. 31, 1919, the son of Lewis Ezra Pierce and Hannah Elsie Pierce (née Mercer). Based …

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Ferris Leon Wharton was born on May 8, 1915 in Ocean View, Delaware. He was the son of Ferris Bringhurst Wharton and Mary Ellen Wharton (née G…

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For years, Lowell Silverman passed by the war memorial on Newark’s Academy Lawn and never gave a second thought to the names engraved on the m…

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