Myron Clae ("Buzzer") Biberdorf

US Navy

parents: Bernhard ("Ben") Biberdorf and Elsie Liebelt


Birth:  19 May 1927  Towner, McHenry, ND
Death:  26 Dec 1945  aboard USS Megrez, near Japan
Burial:  Fort Snelling National Cemetery, Minneapolis, Hennepin, MN

1930 Federal census Poplar Twp, Mc Henry, ND - age 2
Bernard Biberdorf Tombstone photo: Myron Clae Biberdorf
Family records Records belonging to Bernard Biberdorf
Family records Records belonging to Mary (Biberdorf) Bires 
Family research Research belonging to Valerie (Biberdorf) Boman

(click here to view census information)

Miscellaneous Information
1) I have a copy of Buzzer's birth certificate.  Over time, his name was spelled Myron Clay, Myron Clae, Marion Clay and Marion Clae.  It was generally accepted by the family that it was spelled Myron Clae Biberdorf.

2) I have school records for Buzzer (grades 1-8). 

3) Buzzer served in the Navy during World War II. He entered the service at Bottineau, ND on 07 Feb 1945.  After training in Minnesota, Illinois and California, he was stationed aboard the USS Megrez AK-126 in the Asiatic Pacific theater.  He died in service aboard that ship, on 26 Dec 1945, near Japan.  He was first buried in Yokohama Japan at the USAF Cemetery (click here to view newspaper article), then re-interred at Fort Snelling National Cemetery, Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota. He was a seaman 1st class. Buzzer's service records; military casualty list; casualty report.

4) I have the last letter and Christmas postcard that Buzzer sent home to his brother Bud.    

5) I have copies of the Thanksgiving 1945 and Christmas 1945 menus aboard the U.S.S. Megrez. Glen Trullinger provided these copies.

Photos and/or signatures

The Biberdorf siblings (plus one)
(back row) Lois, Oren, Bud
(center row) Dollee, (a cousin), Buzzer, Mary
(front row) Doris and Donald

c. 1934


(front row) Dollee Biberforf, Rev. Zaff, 
Mary Biberdorf
(back row) Buzzer Biberdorf, ?, ?

c. 1942

Myron Clae "Buzzer" Biberdorf

date unknown

Myron Clae "Buzzer" Biberdorf

1945 - San Francisco


Myron Clae "Buzzer" Biberdorf


Memorial Day in Bottineau, North Dakota.
This is a tribute to all the men and women 
(with ties to Bottineau)  
that gave their life for our country. 
(Each person has their name on a flag pole.)

Bottineau, North Dakota

photo taken by Valerie (Biberdorf) Boman




Fort Snelling National Cemetery
Minneapolis, Hennepin, MN

photo taken by Bernard Biberdorf





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