William Warren Calfee, Jr.

Navy Badge
  • Name: William Warren Calfee Jr.
  • Location of Birth: Farmington, Minnesota
  • Date of Birth: July 25, 1923
  • Date of Death: June 18, 1988
  • Parents: William W. Calfee, Sr. & Louise (Bublitz) Calfee
  • High School and Class: 1941 Greenway High School, Coleraine, Minnesota
  • College:
  • Highest Rank: F 1 (Fireman 1st Class)
  • Branch: Navy
  • Other Branch:
  • Date Sworn In: June 18, 1943
  • Place Sworn In:
  • Date of Discharge: December 27, 1945
  • Place of Discharge:
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  • Military Highlights:
    WW II Draft Registration Cards – 10/16/1940 – 03/31/1947
    State: Arizona
    Name: William Warren Calfee
    Race: White
    Age: 19
    Birth Date: July 25, 1923
    Birth Place: Farmington, Minnesota, USA
    Residence Place: Clifton, Greenlee, Arizona, USA
    Registration Date: June 30, 1942
    Employer: Phelps Dodge Corp., Morenci, Arizona
    Weight: 160
    Height: 5-11
    Complexion: Light
    Eye Color: Blue
    Hair Color: Brown
    Other Characteristic: Social Security Tattoo right forearm; tattoo on upper left arm
    Next of Kin: Mrs. A. H. Johannaber, Coleraine, Minnesota

    Newspaper article - 1944 – Wm. Calfee, Jr., Fireman First Class in the U.S. Navy, arrived here Friday night to visit his wife and daughter and parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Johannaber. To his friends and former schoolmates in Coleraine, he has always been “Billy Johannaber.” He has about 30 days in the States, with future assignment unknown. He went overseas last January and saw action immediately in the South Pacific, in the Marianas and New Ireland. He was in Guam when he was ordered home on leave and arriving in Seattle, called his family long distance.

  • Wars Involved:
    World War II

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  • Civilian Life:
    William Calfee was a member of the Plumbers and Steamfitters Union for 35 years.

    William Calfee died in Ventura, California and is buried in Southern Arizona Veteran's Memorial Cemetery, Sierra Vista, Arizona (plot - Sec 2, Site 461). He is survived by a son Charles; a daughter, Delores Hinz; sisters, Lorna McManigill, Jodi Hampton, and Joyce Mayer; and two grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his mother, Mrs. Arthur (Louise) Johannaber.

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