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Aitken, Russell Beverly

Rank; Second Lieutenant Russell Beverly Aitken.

Unit/placed; Scout Bombing Squadron VSMB-343”Gregory’s Gorilla’s”,    United States Marine Corps.


Russell was born in 1921 in Charlotte, North Carolina.


Father, John Aitken.

Mother, Leila Aitken.  


Russell entered  the service from Georgia with serial number # 0-028184.


Russell’s crew members and their position on board the plane a SB2CB- were;

2nd Lt. Russell B. Aitken Pilot

Sgt. Howard J. Odette Radio operator/Gunner


Russell B. Aitken was Killed in Action during a Mission to Midway, the story tells about a accident, but there is no proof of it, on Nov. 2, 1944, and he is honored with the Combat Action Ribbon, American Campaign Medal and the WWII Victory Medal.


Russell B. Aitken is mentioned/buried at Honolulu Memorial, Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA.
Courts of the Missing.

Thanks to http://www.cmstory.org/content/aitken-russell-bevely-second-lieutenant 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/ 








Scout Bombing Squadron 343 (VMSB-343)
Airfield Greenville
Marine Aircraft Group 32
Russell B. Aitken
His Rank Second Lieutenant