WW2 Dog Tag Found in Fox hole on Guam. Help me build a profile.
Welcome guest, is this your first visit?
Member
Discoveries
 
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 16
Like Tree36Likes

Thread: WW2 Dog Tag Found in Fox hole on Guam. Help me build a profile.

« Prev Thread | Next Thread »
  1. #1
    us
    Oct 2015
    NC
    XP Deus, Nokta Impact, Tesoro Compadre..
    2,148
    5162 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Honorable Mentions (1)

    WW2 Dog Tag Found in Fox hole on Guam. Help me build a profile.

    I found this tag while digging in a fox hole on Guam back in the 1980's I tried for several years to locate next of kin with no success. I then lost the tag about 10 years ago.

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	4C4C0E23-12E0-46E8-AB5A-92C3F2E27580.jpeg 
Views:	13 
Size:	1.40 MB 
ID:	1915659

    Yesterday, i found the tag and i am super excited to get back to building a profile on this fallen HERO with the ultimate goal of returning the tag to his next of kin.

    Here is what i know.
    William H. Dale gave the ultimate sacrifice for his country. He died between July 21st and August 10th 1944 while participating in the liberation of Guam. He was one of 1866 soldiers who was killed or died of wounds as a result of the battle.
    His name is listed on the war in the pacific wall located at the battle site.

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	E3940965-5D91-45CE-8398-7D333A442326.jpeg 
Views:	12 
Size:	189.8 KB 
ID:	1915660

    I have no other information on him.

    If anyone here would like to help me find more information on him please feel free to post on this thread.
    Place of birth? next of kin? Place he might be buried? Anything about his service would be helpful.

    Thanks so much!
    Last edited by Ammoman; Apr 04, 2021 at 07:36 PM.
    Fat, outlaws15, Louie D and 4 others like this.
    Dig till you drop!

  2. #2
    us
    Bill B

    Sep 2010
    Upstate NY
    Excalibur2,,silver sabre
    1,176
    1554 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    I applaud you for doing your research I’m glad you located the tag again.best of luck to you
    Ammoman and ArfieBoy like this.

  3. #3

    May 2017
    568
    1706 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    A quick search finds him on this page, DOW. I had no idea what that was, but apparently it's "Died of Wounds."

    https://www.nps.gov/wapa/learn/histo...casualties.htm
    ArfieBoy, Ammoman and outlaws15 like this.

  4. #4
    us
    Oct 2015
    NC
    XP Deus, Nokta Impact, Tesoro Compadre..
    2,148
    5162 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Honorable Mentions (1)
    Quote Originally Posted by Shakakka View Post
    A quick search finds him on this page, DOW. I had no idea what that was, but apparently it's "Died of Wounds."

    https://www.nps.gov/wapa/learn/histo...casualties.htm
    Thank you for the link. I was on that sight but did not see the page that listed how he died. Looks like we have the unit he was assigned to and his rank of PFC as well.

    Again thank you for the help!
    Last edited by Ammoman; Apr 04, 2021 at 07:38 PM.
    ArfieBoy likes this.
    Dig till you drop!

  5. #5
    us
    Oct 2006
    Herndon Virginia
    Minelab Equinox 600, EX II, & Musketeer, White's Classic
    9,590
    11255 times
    Metal Detecting
    Here is some good info:

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	WH Dale interment record.jpg 
Views:	60 
Size:	210.1 KB 
ID:	1916909
    http://www.treasurenet.com/forums/signaturepics/sigpic4666_1.gif

  6. #6
    us
    Oct 2006
    Herndon Virginia
    Minelab Equinox 600, EX II, & Musketeer, White's Classic
    9,590
    11255 times
    Metal Detecting
    His father was Henry Francis Dale. Born 1897.

    He had an older brother Charles Breckenridge Dale. Born 1921. Died 1997.
    http://www.treasurenet.com/forums/signaturepics/sigpic4666_1.gif

  7. #7
    us
    Oct 2015
    NC
    XP Deus, Nokta Impact, Tesoro Compadre..
    2,148
    5162 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Honorable Mentions (1)
    OUTSTANDING INFO! Thank you so much! So it looks like he may not have had a wife but maybe his brother had some children.
    ArfieBoy likes this.
    Dig till you drop!

  8. #8
    us
    Dec 2016
    Central NJ
    Garrett ACE 350 Equinox 800
    1,262
    2599 times
    Relic Hunting
    Good luck to you. Hope you find a family member.
    Ammoman and ArfieBoy like this.

  9. #9
    us
    Oct 2015
    NC
    XP Deus, Nokta Impact, Tesoro Compadre..
    2,148
    5162 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Honorable Mentions (1)
    Quote Originally Posted by Gene Mean View Post
    Good luck to you. Hope you find a family member.
    I hope i do as well...looks like he was just a kid. 19 years old. I will never forget digging the tag. A friend of mine was with me, a physicians Assistant. The fox hole had both American and Japanese items in it as well shell fragments that lead me to believe the fox hole took a hit.
    pepperj likes this.
    Dig till you drop!

  10. #10
    us
    Oct 2006
    Herndon Virginia
    Minelab Equinox 600, EX II, & Musketeer, White's Classic
    9,590
    11255 times
    Metal Detecting
    I searched some more this morning for the family of Charles B. Dale and nothing.

    I know his mother was Myrtle Bowman born 1902. Married Henry Dale Sept 1920 in Indiana. Had Charles June 1921.

    I find a couple of Draft cards and an enlistment record for him in 1945. After that he falls off the face of the earth - or at least the internet.

    At this point I am NOT 100% sure his middle name is Breckenridge. May be "Bowman" after his mother... Also not 100% sure of the death date as I can't locate that info again.

    You may want to repost or have this thread moved to the 'What Is It' or 'Today's Finds' forum to get more exposure.

    A few years ago my brother (retired Air Force) found a WWII dog tag on the beach at Pililaau Army Recreation Center. He looked down and there it was sticking out of the sand. We easily tracked the guys information. He died in the late 90's without any descendants.
    PetesPockets55 and Ammoman like this.
    http://www.treasurenet.com/forums/signaturepics/sigpic4666_1.gif

  11. #11
    us
    Oct 2015
    NC
    XP Deus, Nokta Impact, Tesoro Compadre..
    2,148
    5162 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Honorable Mentions (1)
    Quote Originally Posted by DCMatt View Post
    I searched some more this morning for the family of Charles B. Dale and nothing.

    I know his mother was Myrtle Bowman born 1902. Married Henry Dale Sept 1920 in Indiana. Had Charles June 1921.

    I find a couple of Draft cards and an enlistment record for him in 1945. After that he falls off the face of the earth - or at least the internet.

    At this point I am NOT 100% sure his middle name is Breckenridge. May be "Bowman" after his mother... Also not 100% sure of the death date as I can't locate that info again.

    You may want to repost or have this thread moved to the 'What Is It' or 'Today's Finds' forum to get more exposure.

    A few years ago my brother (retired Air Force) found a WWII dog tag on the beach at Pililaau Army Recreation Center. He looked down and there it was sticking out of the sand. We easily tracked the guys information. He died in the late 90's without any descendants.
    Thank you for all your help...you got way further than i was able to get.

    This very well may be a no descendants tag. If that turns out to be the case, I can at least say he is not forgotten.
    DCMatt likes this.
    Dig till you drop!

  12. #12
    Charter Member
    us
    An unidentified coin is a piece of metal. An identified coin is a piece of history.

    Oct 2004
    N. San Diego area (Pic of my two best 'finds'; son and grandson taken ten years ago)
    Minelab Explorer
    21,621
    16791 times
    Shipwrecks
    Honorable Mentions (2)

    1. [SIZE=3em;]DALE, WILLIAM HENRY [/SIZE]
    PFC US MARINE CORPS
    WORLD WAR II
    DATE OF BIRTH: 04/14/1925
    DATE OF DEATH: 08/05/1944
    BURIED AT: SECTION A SITE 1085

    ZACHARY TAYLOR NATIONAL CEMETERY
    4701 BROWNSBORO ROAD LOUISVILLE, KY 40207
    (502) 893-3852

    You may wish to call the Cemetery, tell them your story and request next of kin information they may have.
    A fair assumption is that this hero came from the Louisville area.

    Don....

  13. #13
    us
    Oct 2015
    NC
    XP Deus, Nokta Impact, Tesoro Compadre..
    2,148
    5162 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Honorable Mentions (1)
    Quote Originally Posted by Mackaydon View Post
    1. [SIZE=3em;]DALE, WILLIAM HENRY [/SIZE]
    PFC US MARINE CORPS
    WORLD WAR II
    DATE OF BIRTH: 04/14/1925
    DATE OF DEATH: 08/05/1944
    BURIED AT: SECTION A SITE 1085

    ZACHARY TAYLOR NATIONAL CEMETERY
    4701 BROWNSBORO ROAD LOUISVILLE, KY 40207
    (502) 893-3852

    You may wish to call the Cemetery, tell them your story and request next of kin information they may have.
    A fair assumption is that this hero came from the Louisville area.

    Don....
    Thank you! I will give them a call on Monday and report back what they say.
    Dig till you drop!

  14. #14
    us
    Dec 2010
    Wisconsin
    439
    111 times
    https://marines.togetherweserved.com...rson&ID=384354

    home town: Bourbon, Kentucky

    last address: Warsaw, Kentucky

  15. #15
    us
    Oct 2015
    NC
    XP Deus, Nokta Impact, Tesoro Compadre..
    2,148
    5162 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Honorable Mentions (1)
    Quote Originally Posted by Kenosha Kid View Post
    https://marines.togetherweserved.com...rson&ID=384354

    home town: Bourbon, Kentucky

    last address: Warsaw, Kentucky
    Great information! I assumed he died from an explosion given the amount of shell fragments found in the fox hole.
    He may have occupied the hole before or after the explosion.
    PetesPockets55 likes this.
    Dig till you drop!

 

 
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Home | Forum | Active Topics | What's New

Sponsored Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Similar Threads

  1. RING FOUND OFF THE COAST OF GUAM IN 6 FEET OF WATER
    By millertime461 in forum What Is It?
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: Mar 08, 2014, 03:23 PM
  2. Found in the jungles of Guam
    By reddirt in forum What Is It?
    Replies: 16
    Last Post: Dec 15, 2011, 08:18 PM
  3. Guam, live grenade found, pin found nearby, back in 84
    By Gilligan in forum Today's Finds!
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: Jun 27, 2010, 08:55 AM
  4. Hermit Crabs found on Guam
    By reddirt in forum My Daily Snapshot
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: Nov 25, 2009, 01:21 AM
  5. Profile and Frontal faces found in boulders
    By roxie in forum Treasure Marks/Signs
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: Apr 14, 2009, 11:40 AM
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v4.3.0