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Adams, Robert Franklin

Rank and Name, Seaman First Class Robert Franklin Adams.

Unit/placed in, USS Arizona (BB-39) Battleship, United States Navy.

 

Robert was born  on Dec. 7, 1920 in Waterloo, Lauderdale County, Alabama.

Father, James F. Adams.

Mother, Conny M. Adams.

 

Robert entered  the Service from Alabama with service number # 2724183.

 

Robert F. Adams rank/duty was Seaman First Class a in the United States Navy.

 

Robert F. Adams was Killed in Action when the Ship was hit by the Japanese Attack on Pearl Harbor on Dec 7, 1941, and he is honored with a Purple Heart, Good Combat Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, Expeditionary Medal, American Campaign Medal, Navy & Marine Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.

 

Robert F. Adams is mentioned/buried at Honolulu Memorial, Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA.

Courts of the Missing.

 

Thanks to http://www.pearlharborhistoricsites.org/pearl-harbor/arizona-memorial

Jean Louis Vijgen, ww2-Pacific.com ww2-europe.com

Air Force Info, Rolland Swank.

ABMC Website, https://abmc.gov

Marines Info, https://missingmarines.com/    Geoffrey Roecker

Seabees History Bob Smith  https://seabeehf.org/

Navy Info, http://navylog.navymemorial.org

POW Info, http://www.mansell.com    Dwight Rider and Wes injerd.

Philippine Info, http://www.philippine-scouts.org/ Robert Capistrano

Navy Seal Memorial,  http://www.navysealmemorials.com

Family Info, https://www.familysearch.org

Info, https://www.pacificwrecks.com/

Medals Info, https://www.honorstates.org

Medals Forum, https://www.usmilitariaforum.com/

Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com

Tank Destroyers, http://www.bensavelkoul.nl/

WordPress en/of Wooncommerce oplossingen, https://www.siteklusjes.nl/

Military Recovery,  https://www.dpaa.mil/

Rinehart, Robert Haven

Rank and Name, Private First Class Robert Haven Rinehart.

Unit/Placed in, 142nd Infantry Regiment, 36th Infantry Division.

 

Robert is born on 24 June 1924 in Reynolds, Indiana.

Father, Richard Haven Rinehart.

Mother, Ruby Fern (Pitman) Rinehart.

Sister(s), Grace Louise Williams, Florence Marie McCollem, Nona Ruth Hernandez, Mary Beatrice Thompson and Norma Kathleen Guard (Rinehart).

Half-sister, May Belle Titus (Rinehart)

Half-brother, Russell Lee Rinehart.

Spouse, Patricia Ann (Laughlin) Rinehart.

 

Robert enlisted the service in Indiana, Ft Harrison on 25 March 1943 with service number # 35099458.

 

Robert survived the WW2 and died of naturel causes on 28 April 2003,  he is honored with a Purple Heart, POW Medal, Good Combat Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, Army Presidential Unit Citation, European African Middle Eastern Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.

 

Robert is buried Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Lafayette, Contra Costa County, California, USA.

 

Thanks to, https://secureservercdn.net/50.62.89.79/385.ede.myftpupload.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/36thID-roster-part-2.pdf

https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/details/LY49-TPK

Jean Louis Vijgen, ww2-Pacific.com ww2-europe.com

Air Force Info, Rolland Swank.

ABMC Website, https://abmc.gov

Marines Info, https://missingmarines.com/    Geoffrey Roecker

Seabees History Bob Smith  https://seabeehf.org/

Navy Info, http://navylog.navymemorial.org

POW Info, http://www.mansell.com    Dwight Rider and Wes injerd.

Philippine Info, http://www.philippine-scouts.org/ Robert Capistrano

National Historian

Navy Seal Memorial,  http://www.navysealmemorials.com

Family Info, https://www.familysearch.org

Info, https://www.pacificwrecks.com/

Medals Info, https://www.honorstates.org

Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com

Tank Destroyers, http://www.bensavelkoul.nl/

WordPress en/of Wooncommerce oplossingen, https://www.siteklusjes.nl/

Military Recovery,  https://www.dpaa.mil/

 

Robert Haven Rinehart

WWII Story in the Mediterranean and France.

 On 1 April 1942 he left Staten Island, New York he had together with the 36th Division boarded the USAT Monterey Troopship to Oran, Algeria were he arrived on 12 April 1942.

A few weeks later he left Oran with the SS. Mexico Victory for Salerno, Italy.

On his arrival he walked with the present troops the 30 miles to the south of Naples were the R&R, Rest camps, “The 29 Replacements Depots” he remained there for 6 months because of misplaced papers.

On 9 Sept. 1943 He took part in Italian Campaign,  the invasion of Sicily

The invasion of Sicily in July 1943 led to the collapse of the Fascist Italian regime and the fall of Mussolini.

With the Landings by the Allied Forces at Salerno.

The Germans launched numerous fierce counterattacks on 12–14 September, with no luck.

The division attacked and crossed the Gari River on 20 January but was harshly repulsed by the 15th Panzergrenadier Division.

In 48 hours, the 36th Division had sustained 1,681 casualties, Division losses until the end of January 1944 was of 2,255 battle casualties

France

On 15 August 1944, as part of the U.S. 6th Army Group, the division made another amphibious assault landing, against light opposition in the Saint-Raphaël-Fréjus area of southern France as part of Operation Dragoon, the Allied invasion of Southern France. A rapid advance opened the Rhone River Valley. Montelimar fell, 28 August, and large German units were trapped

Robert started as Medic Detachment in the 142nd Infantry Regiment,

on 9 Sept. 1944 to 3 Nov. 1944.

They pained a Red Cross on his helmet, stitching wounds and rationing Morphine, and saw lots of dead Soldiers.

On 15 September, the division was attached to the French First Army. The 36th advanced to the Moselle River at Remiremont and the foothills of the Vosges.

On 30 September, the 442nd Regimental Combat Team (442nd RCT, a Japanese-American unit) was assigned to the 36th to help shore up the division.

In December 1944 he got badly wounded by fragments from a Mortar blast, patched up at the Hospital but the pain remained.

On 20 December they went to attack Haguenau and cross the Rhine,

When Robert had crossed the Rhine they were captured by German Soldiers from the 19th Heeres Korps,

and sent to the POW Camp Kaufering near München.

He was Liberated on 3 April 1945 by the 63e Infantry Division.

Nearly after 3 Years feet on American Soil, The green trees, the smells, Family ahh home sweet home.

Ireland, Vernon Robert

Rank and Name, Second Lieutenant Vernon Robert Ireland.

Unit/Placed in, 3rd Pursuit Squadron, 24th Pursuit Group.

 

Vernon is born on 4 March 1919 in Oregon.

Father, John Vernon Ireland.

Mother, Aileen Sophia (Henrickson) Ireland.

Sister(s), Norma Gladys Ireland.

 

Vernon enlisted the service in California with service number # 0-406684.

 

Vernon was KIA in a dogfight with the Japanese, got shot and crashed on the slope of Mount Arayat in Luzon on 8 Dec. 1941, he is honored with an Air Medal, Purple Heart, Good Combat Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, Army Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.

 

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

Walls of the missing.

 

Thanks to, https://pacificwrecks.com/airfields/philippines/iba/index.html

https://www.west-point.org/family/japanese-pow/Hudson%20Files/3rdPursuit/Iba,%20Zambales4.jpg

https://www.west-point.org/family/japanese-pow/Hudson%20Files/3rdPursuit/3Roster.htm

https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/details/GHY5-QKF

Jean Louis Vijgen, ww2-Pacific.com ww2-europe.com

Air Force Info, Rolland Swank.

ABMC Website, https://abmc.gov

Marines Info, https://missingmarines.com/    Geoffrey Roecker

Seabees History Bob Smith  https://seabeehf.org/

Navy Info, http://navylog.navymemorial.org

POW Info, http://www.mansell.com    Dwight Rider and Wes injerd.

Philippine Info, http://www.philippine-scouts.org/ Robert Capistrano

National Historian

Navy Seal Memorial,  http://www.navysealmemorials.com

Family Info, https://www.familysearch.org

Info, https://www.pacificwrecks.com/

Medals Info, https://www.honorstates.org

Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com

Tank Destroyers, http://www.bensavelkoul.nl/

WordPress en/of Wooncommerce oplossingen, https://www.siteklusjes.nl/

Military Recovery,  https://www.dpaa.mil/

Garcia, Claude Ralph

Rank and Name, Shipfitter Second Class Claude Ralph Garcia.

Unit/Placed in, USS West Virginia (BB-48) Battleship.

Claude is born on 27 April 1916.

Claude enlisted the service in California with service number # 3809522.

Claude was KIA when the ship was Moored in harbor and was Badly damaged by torpedoes, in the attack on 7/12, the ship sank in the shallow water on 7 Dec. 1941, he is honored with a Purple Heart, Good Combat Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, Expeditionary Medal, American Campaign Medal, Navy & Marine Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.

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

Courts of the missing.

Thanks to,

Jean Louis Vijgen, ww2-Pacific.com ww2-europe.com

Air Force Info, Rolland Swank.

ABMC Website, https://abmc.gov

Marines Info, https://missingmarines.com/    Geoffrey Roecker

Seabees History Bob Smith  https://seabeehf.org/

Navy Info, http://navylog.navymemorial.org

POW Info, http://www.mansell.com    Dwight Rider and Wes injerd.

Philippine Info, http://www.philippine-scouts.org/ Robert Capistrano

National Historian

Navy Seal Memorial,  http://www.navysealmemorials.com

Family Info, https://www.familysearch.org

Info, https://www.pacificwrecks.com/

Medals Info, https://www.honorstates.org

Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com

Tank Destroyers, http://www.bensavelkoul.nl/

WordPress en/of Wooncommerce oplossingen, https://www.siteklusjes.nl/

Military Recovery,  https://www.dpaa.mil/

Foster, Carroll P.

Rank and Name, Private Carrol P. Foster.

Unit/Placed in, 21st Pursuit Squadron, 24th Pursuit Group.

Carroll is born approx. on 1921 in Illinois.

Father, Carroll B. Foster.

Mother, Lois (Powell) Foster.

Carroll enlisted the service in Illinois with service number # 17015625.

Carroll died of his wounds on 12 December 1941, sustained during the Japanese Air Attack on 10 Dec. 1941 at Nichols Field, Luzon, he is honored with a Purple Heart, Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, Army Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.

He was properly buried on the Base when it was still under American Authority, during the war its place was forgotten or the person responsible for burial was killed.

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

Walls of the missing.

Carroll also has a Memorial Grave at Anna Cemetery, Anna, Union County, Illinois, VS.

Thanks to, https://www.airforcemag.com/article/disaster-in-the-philippines/

https://pacificwrecks.com/airfields/philippines/nichols/index.html

https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/details/GWN2-RJ5

Jean Louis Vijgen, ww2-Pacific.com ww2-europe.com

Air Force Info, Rolland Swank.

ABMC Website, https://abmc.gov

Marines Info, https://missingmarines.com/    Geoffrey Roecker

Seabees History Bob Smith  https://seabeehf.org/

Navy Info, http://navylog.navymemorial.org

POW Info, http://www.mansell.com    Dwight Rider and Wes injerd.

Philippine Info, http://www.philippine-scouts.org/ Robert Capistrano

National Historian

Navy Seal Memorial,  http://www.navysealmemorials.com

Family Info, https://www.familysearch.org

Info, https://www.pacificwrecks.com/

Medals Info, https://www.honorstates.org

Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com

Tank Destroyers, http://www.bensavelkoul.nl/

Carter, Burton Lowell

Rank and Name, Seaman Second Class Burton Lowell Carter.
Unit/Placed in, USS Arizona (BB-39) Battleship, United States Navy.

Burton is born approx. on 16 Aug. 1923 in Long Beach, California.
Father, Fred Eugene Carter.
Mother, Rosadele (McClure) Carter.
Brother(s), Stanton Alfred and Donald Merrill Carter.

Burton enlisted the service in California with service number # 3813876.

Burton was KIA when the Japanese attack Pearl Harbor without the declaration of war on 7 Dec. 1941, he is honored with a Purple Heart, Combat Action Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, Expeditionary Medal, American Campaign Medal, Navy & Marine Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.

Burton is buried/mentioned at Honolulu Memorial, Honolulu County, Hawaii U.S.A.
Courts of the missing.
Burton is also mentioned at USS Arizona Memorial, Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, VS.

Thanks to, http://genealogytrails.com/ww2/PearlHarborCasualties03.html
https://www.history.com/news/5-facts-about-pearl-harbor-and-the-uss-arizona
https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/details/LHFW-7F6
Jean Louis Vijgen, ww2-Pacific.com ww2-europe.com
Air Force Info, Rolland Swank.
ABMC Website, https://abmc.gov
Marines Info, https://missingmarines.com/ Geoffrey Roecker
Seabees History Bob Smith https://seabeehf.org/
Navy Info, http://navylog.navymemorial.org
POW Info, http://www.mansell.com Dwight Rider and Wes injerd.
Philippine Info, http://www.philippine-scouts.org/ Robert Capistrano
National Historian
Navy Seal Memorial, http://www.navysealmemorials.com
Family Info, https://www.familysearch.org
Info, https://www.pacificwrecks.com/
Medals Info, https://www.honorstates.org
Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com
Tank Destroyers, http://www.bensavelkoul.nl/

Smith, Leonard Ferdnay

Rank and Name, Metalsmith First Class Leonard Ferdnay Smith.

Unit/Placed in, USS Oklahoma (BB-37) Battleship, United States Navy.

 

Leonard is born approx. on 1912 in Pennsylvania.

Father, Floyd F. Smith.

Mother, Emily H. (Gage) Smith.

Brother(s), Earl Thomas Smith.

Spouse, Doris G. Smith.

 

Leonard enlisted the service in Pennsylvania with service number # 2384168.

 

Leonard was KIA in the attack by the Japanese forces, the Oklahoma suffered multiple torpedo hits, causing it to capsize on 7 Dec. 1941, he is honored with a Purple Heart, Combat Action Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, Expeditionary Medal, American Campaign Medal, Navy & Marine Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.

 

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

Courts of the missing.

Leonard is also mentioned at USS Oklahoma Memorial, Pearl Harbor, Honolulu County, Hawaii, VS.

 

Thanks to, https://www.okhistory.org/kids/ussok8.php

https://www.nps.gov/valr/learn/historyculture/ussarizonacasualties.htm

Jean Louis Vijgen, ww2-Pacific.com ww2-europe.com

Air Force Info, Rolland Swank.

ABMC Website, https://abmc.gov

Marines Info, https://missingmarines.com/    Geoffrey Roecker

Seabees History Bob Smith  https://seabeehf.org/

Navy Info, http://navylog.navymemorial.org

POW Info, http://www.mansell.com    Dwight Rider and Wes injerd.

Philippine Info, http://www.philippine-scouts.org/ Robert Capistrano

National Historian

Navy Seal Memorial,  http://www.navysealmemorials.com

Family Info, https://www.familysearch.org

Website,

Info, https://www.pacificwrecks.com/

Medals Info, https://www.honorstates.org

Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com

Tank Destroyers, http://www.bensavelkoul.nl/

Accounted for on 16 April 2020 His remains have been recovered and identified.

 

When an individual’s remains have been accounted for by the US Department of Defense, a rosette is placed next to the name on the Wall/Tablet/Court of the Missing to mark that the person now rests in a known gravesite.

Taylor, Aaron Gust

Rank and Name, Steward’s Mate First Class Aaron Gust Taylor.

Unit/Placed in, USS Arizona (BB-39) Battleship, United States Navy.

 

Aaron is born approx. on no record.

 

Aaron enlisted the service in Arkansas with service number # 3466171.

 

Aaron was KIA during the Japanese Air Raid on Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941, he is honored with a Purple Heart, Combat Action Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, Expeditionary Medal, American Campaign Medal, Navy & Marine Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.

 

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

Courts of the missing.

Aaron is also mentioned at USS Arizona Memorial, Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, VS.

 

Thanks to, https://www.nps.gov/valr/learn/historyculture/ussarizonacasualties.htm

Jean Louis Vijgen, ww2-Pacific.com ww2-europe.com

Air Force Info, Rolland Swank.

ABMC Website, https://abmc.gov

Marines Info, https://missingmarines.com/    Geoffrey Roecker

Seabees History Bob Smith  https://seabeehf.org/

Navy Info, http://navylog.navymemorial.org

POW Info, http://www.mansell.com    Dwight Rider and Wes injerd.

Philippine Info, http://www.philippine-scouts.org/ Robert Capistrano

National Historian

Navy Seal Memorial,  http://www.navysealmemorials.com

Family Info, https://www.familysearch.org

Website,

Info, https://www.pacificwrecks.com/

Medals Info, https://www.honorstates.org

Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com

Tank Destroyers, http://www.bensavelkoul.nl/

Taylor, Charles Robert

Rank and Name, Private First Class Charles Robert Taylor.

Unit/Placed in, USS Oklahoma (BB-37) Battleship, United States Navy.

 

Charles is born approx. on 16 Nov. 1918 in Viola, Kansas.

Father, William Franklin Taylor.

Mother, Helen Etter (Stinson) Taylor.

Daughter(s), Helen Mary, Alyne and Betty Jean Taylor.

Brother(s), Harold S. Taylor.

 

Charles enlisted the service in Oklahoma with service number # 284217.

 

Charles was KIA during the Japanese Air Raid on Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941, he is honored with a Purple Heart, Combat Action Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, Expeditionary Medal, American Campaign Medal, Navy & Marine Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.

 

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

Courts of the missing.

Charles is also mentioned at USS Oklahoma Memorial, Pearl Harbor, Honolulu County, Hawaii, VS.

Charles also has a Memorial Grave at Carnegie Cemetery, Carnegie, Caddo County, Oklahoma, USA.

 

Thanks to, https://www.okhistory.org/kids/ussok8.php

https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/details/L8WW-Y2H

Jean Louis Vijgen, WW2-Pacific Website.

Air Force Info, Rolland Swank.

ABMC Website, https://abmc.gov

Navy Info, http://navylog.navymemorial.org

POW Info, http://www.mansell.com    Dwight Rider and Wes injerd.

Family Info, https://www.familysearch.org

Marines Info, https://missingmarines.com/    Geoffrey Roecker

Info, https://www.pacificwrecks.com/

Medals Info, https://www.honorstates.org

Website,

Philippine Info, http://www.philippine-scouts.org/

Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com

 

Accounted for on 26 July 2021 His remains have been recovered and identified on November 19, 2019.

 

When an individual’s remains have been accounted for by the US Department of Defense, a rosette is placed next to the name on the Wall/Tablet/Court of the Missing to mark that the person now rests in a known gravesite.