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Alford, Oscar Jeptha

Rank and Name, Radioman Third Class Oscar Jeptha Alford.

Unit/Placed in, Patrol Squadron 42 (VP-42).


Oscar is born on June 2, 1922 in Washington Parish, Louisiana.


Father, Iddo L. Alford.

Mother, Ella (Morris) Alford.

Sister, Ella C. Alford.

Brother, Paul D. Alford.


Oscar enlisted the service in Louisiana with service number # 2746211.


Oscar’s Crew-members and position on-board the plane a PBY were,

No Record.


Oscar was KIA during the Patrol when they were attacked by several Japanese fighters, they were shot and crashed near Dutch Harbor on June 5, 1943, he is honored with a Purple Heart, Air Medal, Combat Action Ribbon. Asian-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.


Oscar is buried/mentioned at Honolulu Memorial, Honolulu County, Hawaii U.S.A.

Courts of the missing.


Thanks to 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/tha

Patrol Squadron 42 (VP-42)
Catalina PBY-1
Wings Aircrew
Oscar J. Alford
His rank Radioman Third Class