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Aitchison, James Thomas

Rank and Name, Seaman Second Class James Thomas Aitchison.

Unit/Placed in,USS Juneau (CL-52) Cruiser, United States Naval Reserve.

 

James was born on July 15, 1916, Somerville, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.

 

Father, Walter T. Aitchison.

Stepfather, Donald W. McKenzie

Mother, Mary C. (Long) MacKenzie Aitchison.

Sister, Anna E. Aitchison.  

Brothers, Walter, Chancey and John Aichison.

 

James entered  the Service from Massachusetts in Jan. 15, 1942 with service number # 6062052.

 

James was KIA the USS Juneau was Torpedoed by the Japanese Sub I-26 and Sunk naval Battle of Guadacanal, on Nov. 13, 1942, he is honored with a Purple Heart, Combat Action Ribbon, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal and the WWII Victory Medal.

 

James is buried/mentioned at Manila American Cemetery and Memorial  Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines.

Wall of the missing.

 

Thanks to http://www.navsource.org/archives/04/052/04052.htm Jean Louis Vijgen, ABMC,  https://abmc.gov Info P.O.W.

Wes Injerd, Dwight Rider: http://www.mansell.com/pow-index.html

NavyLog, http://navylog.navymemorial.org Philippine Scouts Heritage Society, Sean Conjenos, http://www.philippine-scouts.org/

Familysearch.com, https://www.familysearch.org Navy Marines Info Geoffrey Roecker, https://missingmarines.com/ Medals Info, http://www.honorstates.org Website, https://hendrikswebdesign.nl/

USS Juneau (CL-25) Cruiser
Crew
The Sullivan Bros.
Japanese sub I-26
James T. Aitchison
His rank Seaman Second Class