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These are the Combs-Coombs listed in the WWII database of casualties buried in the American cemeteries managed by the American Battle Monuments Commission and those listed as Missing on the Walls of Missing at those monuments and cemeteries. The list below does not represent the Combs-Coombs who died as a result of the war and were brought home for burial.

176,399 records exist for the missing and the burials at the Am. Battle Monuments Cemeteries. There were 405,399 American casualties in World War II.

Source: American Battle Monuments Commission World War II Burial and Wall of Missing Database. Extracted directly from the database by Sue Elfving.


Combs list

Albert F. Combs
Fireman, Second Class,
U.S. Navy Service # 8948148
United States Naval Reserve
Entered the Service from: Michigan
Died: 11-Jun-44
Missing in Action or Buried at Sea
Tablets of the Missing at Normandy American Cemetery
St. Laurent-sur-Mer, France
Awards: Purple Heart

Arley A. Combs
Private, U.S. Army
Service # 37746081
319th Infantry Regiment, 80th Infantry Division
Entered the Service from: Missouri
Died: 19-Dec-44
Buried at: Plot D Row 27 Grave 38
Lorraine American Cemetery St. Avold, France
Awards: Purple Heart

Billy F. Combs
Sergeant, U.S. Army Air Forces
Service # 6994318
Army Air Corps
Entered the Service from: Kentucky
Died: 26-May-43
Missing in Action or Buried at Sea
Tablets of the Missing at Honolulu Memorial
Honolulu, Hawaii
Awards:

Note: This is probably William F. Combs born on 02 Dec 1922 in Harlan Co. Ky. (per the Ky Birth Index CD from the Ky Dept Libraries and Archives) to William Albert Combs (b. Apr 1892 in Hazard, Perry Co. Ky) & Nora Irvin. I don't know who William Albert Combs's parents are, but he and his wife, Nora, are buried in Cincinnati, Ohio per their Spring Grove Cemetery records. (Lynda Combs Gipson)

Charles K. Combs
Seaman, Second Class, U.S. Navy
Service # 2875941
United States Navy
Entered the Service from: Kentucky
Died: 13-Nov-42
Missing in Action or Buried at Sea
Tablets of the Missing at Manila American Cemetery
Manila, Philippines
Awards: Purple Heart

Note: The only Charles K. Combs born in Ky. during this time frame was born on 29 Mar 1923 in Jefferson Co. Ky (Source: Ky Birth Index CD provided by the Ky Dept of Libraries and Archives) to Nellie Flaherty. Fathers are not listed on this CD. (Lynda Combs Gipson)

Claude D. Combs
Boatswain, U.S. Navy
Service # 198859 United States Navy
Entered the Service from: Illinois
Died: 24-Oct-44
Missing in Action or Buried at Sea
Tablets of the Missing at Manila American Cemetery
Manila, Philippines
Awards: Purple Heart

Dave Combs
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Service # 15054775
6th Infantry, 1st Armored Division
Entered the Service from: Kentucky
Died: 8-Nov-42
Missing in Action or Buried at Sea
Tablets of the Missing at North Africa American Cemetery
Carthage, Tunisia
Awards: Bronze Star, Purple Heart

Donald M. Combs
STAFF SERGEANT, U.S. Army
Service # 32199969
133rd Infantry Regiment, 34th Infantry Division
Entered the Service from: New York
Died: 1-Oct-44
Buried at: Plot A Row 11 Grave 15
Florence American Cemetery
Florence, Italy
Awards: Purple Heart

Earl N. Combs
Radarman, Third Class, U.S. Navy
Service # 8557667
United States Naval Reserve
Entered the Service from: Ohio
Died: 19-Mar-45
Missing in Action of Buried at Sea
Tablets of the Missing at Honolulu Memorial
Honolulu, Hawaii
Awards: Purple Heart

Eugene A. Combs
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Service # 36294491
108th Infantry Regiment, 40th Infantry Division
Entered the Service from: Wisconsin
Died: 18-Jan-44
Buried at: Plot M Row 0 Grave 47
Honolulu Memorial
Honolulu, Hawaii
Awards:

Garland B. Combs
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Service # 35073639
26th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division
Entered the Service from: West Virginia
Died: 28-Nov-44
Buried at: Plot A Row 8 Grave 43
Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery
Henri-Chapelle, Belgium
Awards: Purple Heart

George A. Combs
CORPORAL, U.S. Army
Service # 38188806
45th Engineer General Service Regiment
Entered the Service from: Oklahoma
Died: 22-Mar-45
Buried at: Plot B Row 0 Grave 760
Honolulu Memorial
Honolulu, Hawaii
Awards:

Gilbert Combs
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Service # 35665291
330th Infantry Regiment, 83rd Infantry Division
Entered the Service from: Ohio
Died: 11-Jul-44
Buried at: Plot D Row 7 Grave 30
Normandy American Cemetery
St. Laurent-sur-Mer, France
Awards: Purple Heart

Gilbert W. T. Combs, Jr.
Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army
Service # O1310222
41st Infantry Battalion, 2nd Armored Division
Entered the Service from: New Jersey
Died: 3-Jul-44
Buried at: Plot D Row 23 Grave 35
Normandy American Cemetery
St. Laurent-sur-Mer, France
Awards: Silver Star, Purple Heart

Guy A. Combs, Jr.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Service # 39328954
237th Engineer Combat Battalion
Entered the Service from: North Dakota
Died: 6-Jun-44
Buried at: Plot F Row 23 Grave 23
Normandy American Cemetery
St. Laurent-sur-Mer, France
Awards: Purple Heart

Haden Combs
Private, U.S. Army
Service # 35269631
109th Infantry Regiment, 28th Infantry Division
Entered the Service from: Ohio
Died: 14-Sep-44
Buried at: Plot E Row 15 Grave 52
Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery
Henri-Chapelle, Belgium
Awards: Purple Heart

Note: Could this be the s/o John Breckinridge Combs, Jr. and Lucinda Reynolds? Maybe he went to Ohio to find work. See Owsley Co, KY. (Lynda Combs Gipson)

Harry F. Combs
Radarman, Third Class, U.S. Navy
Service # 7247330
United States Naval Reserve
Entered the Service from: Illinois
Died: 8-Dec-44
Buried at: Plot F Row 16 Grave 59
Manila American Cemetery
Manila, Philippines
Awards:

Homer J. Combs
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
Service # O1283214
502nd Parachute Infantry Regt, 101st Airborne Division
Entered the Service from: Illinois
Died: 11-Jun-44
Buried at: Plot F Row 7 Grave 10
Normandy American Cemetery
St. Laurent-sur-Mer, France
Awards: Bronze Star, Purple Heart

Howard F. Combs
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Service # 33849789
2nd Infantry Regiment, 5th Infantry Division
Entered the Service from: Virginia
Died: 7-Mar-45
Buried at: Plot A Row 2 Grave 13
Luxembourg American Cemetery
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
Awards: Purple Heart

Howard R. Combs, Jr.
Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army Air Forces
Service # O-498985
486th Fighter Squadron, 352nd Fighter Group
Entered the Service from: Missouri
Died: 11-Sep-44
Buried at: Plot I Row 6 Grave 22
Netherlands American Cemetery
Margraten, Netherlands
Awards: Air Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, Purple Heart

James G. Combs
Private, U.S. Army
Service # 35875235
327th Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division
Entered the Service from: Kentucky
Died: 13-Oct-44
Buried at: Plot G Row 2 Grave 21
Netherlands American Cemetery
Margraten, Netherlands
Awards: Purple Heart

James W. Combs
Technician 5th Class, U.S. Army
Service # 35447116
93rd Signal Battalion
Entered the Service from: Kentucky
Died: 14-Mar-45
Buried at: Plot H Row 2 Grave 66
Luxembourg American Cemetery
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
Awards: Purple Heart

John S. Combs
STAFF SERGEANT, U.S. Army Air Forces
Service # 12034520
877th Bomber Squadron, 499th Bomber Group, Very Heavy
Entered the Service from: New Jersey
Died: 26-Jun-45
Buried at: Plot B Row 1 Grave 265
Honolulu Memorial
Honolulu, Hawaii
Awards: Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal with 4 Oak Leaf Clusters,
Purple Heart

Johnie M. Combs
Private, U.S. Army Air Forces
Service # 19052463
693rd Ordnance Company, Aviation
Entered the Service from: California
Died: 24-Oct-44
Missing in Action or Buried at Sea
Tablets of the Missing at Manila American Cemetery
Manila, Philippines
Awards: Purple Heart

Leonard E. Combs
Seaman, First Class, U.S. Navy
Service # 8559254
United States Naval Reserve
Entered the Service from: Kentucky
Died: 20-Jun-45
Missing in Action or Buried at Sea
Tablets of the Missing at Honolulu Memorial
Honolulu, Hawaii
Awards:

Leroy David Combs
Seaman, First Class, U.S. Navy
Service # 3723353
United States Navy
Entered the Service from: Nebraska
Died: 12-Oct-42
Missing in Action or Buried at Sea
Tablets of the Missing at Manila American Cemetery
Manila, Philippines
Awards: Purple Heart

Lewis Franklyn Combs
Machinist's Mate, First Class, U.S. Navy
Service # 3420848
United States Navy
Entered the Service from: California
Died: 14-Nov-42
Missing in Action or Buried at Sea
Tablets of the Missing at Manila American Cemetery
Manila, Philippines
Awards: Purple Heart

Orlie C. Combs
Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army
Service # O1290380
133rd Infantry Regiment, 34th Infantry Division
Entered the Service from: Kentucky
Died: 31-Jul-43
Buried at: Plot I Row 5 Grave 12
North Africa American Cemetery
Carthage, Tunisia
Awards:

Orval F. Combs
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Service # 38300529
383rd Infantry Regiment, 96th Infantry Division
Entered the Service from: Texas
Died: 9-Apr-45
Buried at: Plot N Row 1 Grave 583
Honolulu Memorial
Honolulu, Hawaii
Awards: Bronze Star, Purple Heart

Paul M. Combs
STAFF SERGEANT, U.S. Army Air Forces
Service # 37060154
829th Bomber Squadron, 485th Bomber Group, Heavy
Entered the Service from: Arkansas
Died: 9-Jun-44
Buried at: Plot B Row 24 Grave 57
Lorraine American Cemetery
St. Avold, France
Awards: Silver Star, Air Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, Purple Heart

Paul M. Combs
STAFF SERGEANT, U.S. Army Air Forces
Service # 37060154
829th Bomber Squadron, 485th Bomber Group, Heavy
Entered the Service from: Arkansas
Died: 9-Jun-44
Buried at: Plot B Row 24 Grave 57
Lorraine American Cemetery
St. Avold, France
Awards: Silver Star, Air Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, Purple Heart

Ray Combs
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Service # 38434369
328th Infantry Regiment, 26th Infantry Division
Entered the Service from: Texas
Died: 18-Feb-45
Missing in Action or Buried at Sea
Tablets of the Missing at Lorraine American Cemetery
St. Avold, France
Awards: Bronze Star, Purple Heart

Raymond T. Combs
Merchant Seaman,
Service # Z-303665
United States Merchant Marine
Entered the Service from: Florida
Died: 18-Dec-44
Buried at: Plot A Row 0 Grave 188
Honolulu Memorial
Honolulu, Hawaii
Awards:

Richard F. Combs
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army Air Forces
Service # O-807695
816th Bomber Squadron, 483rd Bomber Group, Heavy
Entered the Service from: New York
Died: 18-Jul-44
Buried at: Plot A Row 6 Grave 48
Florence American Cemetery
Florence, Italy
Awards: Air Medal with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters, Purple Heart

Robert P. Combs
Ensign, U.S. Navy
Service # 0-102929
United States Naval Reserve
Entered the Service from: Missouri
Died: 10-Dec-45
Missing in Action or Buried at Sea
Tablets of the Missing at Manila American Cemetery
Manila, Philippines
Awards: Distinguished Flying Cross, Purple Heart

Robert W. Combs
Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army Air Forces
Service # O-800230
331st Bomber Squadron, 94th Bomber Group, Heavy
Entered the Service from: Georgia
Died: 11-Nov-43
Missing in Action or Buried at Sea
Tablets of the Missing at Netherlands American Cemetery
Margraten, Netherlands
Awards: Air Medal, Purple Heart

Roscoe N. Combs
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
Service # O1299693
133rd Infantry Regiment, 34th Infantry Division
Entered the Service from: Ohio
Died: 29-May-44
Buried at: Plot F Row 14 Grave 51
Sicily-Rome American Cemetery
Nettuno, Italy
Awards: Purple Heart

Note: Roscoe (b.19 October 1918 Clark Co. Ky.) was the s/o Adley (b. 28 April 1892 Owsley Co Ky) & Helen Josephine Roberts Combs. Butler Co, OH found in 1920 & 1930 census. (Lynda Combs Gipson)

Russell Arnold Combs
Boatswain's Mate, First Class, U.S. Navy
Service # 2871392
United States Navy
Entered the Service from: Kentucky
Died: 13-Nov-42
Missing in Action or Buried at Sea
Tablets of the Missing at Manila American Cemetery
Manila, Philippines
Awards: Purple Heart

William Combs
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Service # 35488917
939th Field Artillery Battalion
Entered the Service from: Kentucky
Died: 17-May-44
Buried at: Plot G Row 13 Grave 59
Sicily-Rome American Cemetery
Nettuno, Italy
Awards: Purple Heart

Coombe, Coombes, Coombs List [No Coomb listed]

Charles P. Coombe
CORPORAL, U.S. Army
Service # 32173626
135th Infantry Regiment, 34th Infantry Division
Entered the Service from: New York
Died: 11-Apr-43
Buried at: Plot E Row 17 Grave 5
North Africa American Cemetery
Carthage, Tunisia
Awards: Purple Heart

Harry J. Coombe, Jr.
Ensign, U.S. Navy
Service # 0-368428
United States Naval Reserve
Entered the Service from: Ohio
Died: 18-Jul-45
Missing in Action or Buried at Sea
Tablets of the Missing at Manila American Cemetery
Manila, Philippines
Awards:

Thomas C. Coombe, Jr.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army Air Forces
Service # 0-799724
India-China Wing, Air Transport Command
Entered the Service from: Pennsylvania
Died: 25-May-44
Missing in Action or Buried at Sea
Tablets of the Missing at Manila American Cemetery
Manila, Philippines
Awards: Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal

James F. Coombes
Private, U.S. Army Air Forces
Service # 38021708
Headquarters Squadron, 19th Bomber Group, Heavy
Entered the Service from: Oklahoma
Died: 7-Sep-44
Missing in Action or Buried at Sea
Tablets of the Missing at Manila American Cemetery
Manila, Philippines
Awards: Purple Heart

Harold A. Coombs, Jr.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Service # 31364359
507th Parachute Infantry Regiment
Entered the Service from: Massachusetts
Died: 8-Jan-45
Buried at: Plot D Row 9 Grave 19
Luxembourg American Cemetery
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
Awards: Purple Heart

Harry B. Coombs
Aviation Machinist's Mate, Third Class, U.S. Navy
Service # 6083091
United States Naval Reserve
Entered the Service from: New York
Died: 13-Mar-45
Missing in Action or Buried at Sea
Tablets of the Missing at Normandy American Cemetery
St. Laurent-sur-Mer, France
Awards: Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal

Kenneth M. Coombs
Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army Air Forces
Service # O-557614
365th Bomber Squadron, 305th Bomber Group, Heavy
Entered the Service from: Massachusetts
Died: 15-Oct-45
Missing in Action or Buried at Sea
Tablets of the Missing at Netherlands American Cemetery
Margraten, Netherlands
Awards: Air Medal, Purple Heart

Milliard B. Coombs
Captain, U.S. Army
Service # 0-890555
Corps of Engineers
Entered the Service from: California
Died: 9-Jan-45
Missing in Action or Buried at Sea
Tablets of the Missing at Manila American Cemetery
Manila, Philippines
Awards: Purple Heart

Thomas G. Coombs
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Service # 31327219
424th Infantry Regiment, 106th Infantry Division
Entered the Service from: Connecticut
Died: 16-Dec-44
Buried at: Plot E Row 11 Grave 19
Luxembourg American Cemetery
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
Awards: Purple Heart

Walter R. Coombs
Yeoman, Second Class, U.S. Navy
Service # 2236346
United States Navy
Entered the Service from: New Jersey
Died: 12-Jul-45
Missing in Action or Buried at Sea
Tablets of the Missing at Manila American Cemetery
Manila, Philippines
Awards: Purple Heart

Combe List [No Comb listed]

Patrick T. Combe
Chief Commissary Steward, U.S. Navy
Service # 3359456
United States Naval Reserve
Entered the Service from: Missouri
Died: 6-Apr-45
Missing in Action or Buried at Sea
Tablets of the Missing at Honolulu Memorial
Honolulu, Hawaii
Awards: Purple Heart

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