Gallery - World War II Soldiers

The Goochland County Historical Society has an extensive collection of historical photos. Only a small portion of our photos are exhibited here. Most were given to us from family albums or by private collectors. Some of our photos are unidentified, that is we cannot be certain when or where they were taken or we cannot identify people in the photos. If you find errors or if you can elaborate on the text included with the photos, we welcome your comments.

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The following pictures are of a few of the Goochlanders who served in World War II. Click thumbnail to enlarge and read more information about each image.

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William Edward Fleming

December 8, 1918–September 2, 2001


William Edward Fleming was born December 8, 1918 in Goochland, Virginia. He was 21-years-old when he registered for service in 1940. According to his registration card, he was the son of Lester Edward and Emma (Taylor) Fleming. He was 6 feet, 1 inch tall and had brown eyes and black hair. Fleming listed Westbrook Sanatorium as his employer. He married Josephine Elizabeth Robinson in 1943.

Charles Massie Johnson

March 17, 1916–July 31, 1986

Charles Massie Johnson was born March 17, 1916 in Goochland, Virginia. He was 24-years-old when he registered in October of 1940. According to his Registration Card, we know he was 5 feet, 11 inches tall, and had brown eyes and black hair. He listed his employer the State Farm (James River Correctional Center) in Crozier. On March 3, 1945, he married Irene Davis Lacy in Richmond, Virginia.

Robert Rollo Richmond

November 5, 1925 - February 21, 1945

Robert Rollo Richmond was born November 5, 1925 in Goochland, Virginia. He was 18-years-old when he registered in November of 1943. According to his Registration Card, we know he was 5 feet, 11 inches tall, and had blue eyes and brown hair. He listed the State Farm (James River Correctional Center) in Crozier as his employer.

He was assigned to the 484th Bombardment Group and was stationed at Torretto Airfield in Italy. While on a bombing mission over Austria, his plane was hit by flak and had to be abandoned. All crew members had to parachute out of the plane, before they did so, they attached a static line to the severely injured Sgt. Richmond and assisted him out of the plane first. He succumbed to his injuries and was buried in an unmarked grave near Novi Sad in present day Serbia.



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