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Young, Cassin

Rank and Name, Captain Cassin Young.

Unit/Placed in, USS San Francisco (CA-38) Cruiser, United States Navy.

Cassin is born approx. on 6 March 1894 in Washington, District of Columbia.

Father, Peter Casanave Howle Young.

Mother, Annie M. Cassin.

Brother(s), Edward Hamilton and Peter Casanave Young.

Spouse, Elenaor H. (McFadden) Young.

Cassin enlisted the service in California with service number # O-9615.

Cassin was KIA in the Naval Battle of Guadalcanal when the  USS San Francisco was attacked and damaged by Japanese Air and Navy when they ceased fire the ship withdrew from the Battle on 13 Nov. 1942, he is honored with the Medal of Honor, Navy Cross, Purple Heart, Good Conduct Medal, Expeditionary Medal, American Campaign Medal, Navy & Marine Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.

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

Walls of the missing.

Cassin also has a Memorial Grave at Mount Pleasant Memorial Gardens,

Mount Pleasant, Charleston County, South Carolina, USA.

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/

Medal of Honor

AWARDED FOR ACTIONS

DURING World War II

Service: Navy

Division: U.S.S. Vestal (AR-4)

GENERAL ORDERS:

CITATION:

The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Commander Cassin Young (NSN: 0-9615), United States Navy, for distinguished conduct in action, outstanding heroism and utter disregard of his own safety, above and beyond the call of duty, as Commanding Officer of the U.S.S. VESTAL (AR-4), during the attack on the Fleet in Pearl Harbor, Territory of Hawaii, by enemy Japanese forces on 7 December 1941. Commander Young proceeded to the bridge and later took personal command of the three-inch anti-aircraft gun. When blown overboard by the blast of the forward magazine explosion of the U.S.S. ARIZONA, to which the U.S.S. VESTAL was moored, he swam back to his ship. The entire forward part of the U.S.S. ARIZONA was a blazing inferno with oil afire on the water between the two ships; as a result of several bomb hits, the U.S.S. VESTAL was afire in several places, was settling and taking on a list. Despite severe enemy bombing and strafing at the time, and his shocking experience of having been blown overboard, Commander Young, with extreme coolness and calmness, moved his ship to an anchorage distant from the U.S.S. ARIZONA, and subsequently beached the U.S.S. VESTAL upon determining that such action was required to save his ship.

Davis, Arthur James

Rank and Name, Boatswain’s Mate First Class Arthur James Davis.

Unit/Placed in, USS Enterprise (CV-6) Carrier, United States Navy.

 

Arthur is born approx. on no record.

 

Arthur enlisted the service in West Virginia with service number # 2659064.

 

Arthur was KIA when the USS Enterprise was attacked during the Battle of the Eastern Solomon’s by a Japanese Achi D3A2 Dive Bomber who dropped one large bomb, and it hit starboard side, it exploded in the gun gallery between the flight deck and the gun gallery deck causing high fatalities and heavy damage it killed: 2 officers and 72 men. On 24 Aug. 1942, 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.

 

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

Walls of the missing.

 

Thanks to, https://www.eaglespeak.us/2007/10/sunday-ship-history-uss-enterprise-cv-6.html

http://www.cv6.org/

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/

Jones Jr. , Bert

Rank and Name, Seaman First Class Bert Jones Jr.

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

 

Bert is born approx. on 1923 in Tennessee.

Stepfather, Francis J. Gibson.

Mother, Florence Gibson.

 

Bert enlisted the service in Pennsylvania with service number # 2438845.

 

Bert was KIA when the USS Juneau was hit and sunk by a Torpedo from the Japanese Submarine I-26 during the Naval Battle of Guadalcanal on Nov. 13, 1942, 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.

 

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

Walls of the missing.

 

Thanks to, http://www.navsource.org/archives/04/052/04052.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

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

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

Website,

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

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

Jones, Anthony

Rank and Name, Steward Third Class Anthony Jones.

Unit/Placed in, USS Jarvis (DD-393) Destroyer, United States Navy.

 

Anthony is born approx. on 1917 in Virginia.

Father, Anthony Jones.

Mother, Hattie Jones.

 

Anthony enlisted the service in Virginia with service number # 2657138.

 

Anthony was KIA during the Battle of Savo, when the USS Jarvis was attacked by the Japanese Forces, got torpedoed, the ship spilt and sunk on Aug. 9, 1942, 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.

 

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

Walls of the missing.

 

Thanks to, https://www.wrecksite.eu/wreck.aspx?138435

https://www.history.navy.mil/research/archives/digitized-collections/action-reports/wwii-pearl-harbor-attack/ships-d-l/uss-jarvis-dd-393-action-report.html

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

Website,

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

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

Wilson, Charles Eugene

Rank and Name, Seaman Second Class Charles Eugene wilson.

Unit/Placed in, USS New Orleans (CA-32) Cruiser, United States Navy.

 

Charles is born approx. on in.

Mother, Helen Flora Wilson.

Sister(s), Helen M. Wilson.

Brother(s), Warren R. and Charles L. Wilson.

 

 

Charles enlisted the service in Indiana with service number # 2918166.

 

Charles was KIA during the Battle of Tassafaronga when the USS New Orleans was attacked by Japanese Destroyers on Nov. 30, 1942, 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 Manila American Cemetery and Memorial Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines.

Walls of the missing.

 

Thanks to, http://www.navsource.org/archives/04/032/04032.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

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

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

Website,

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

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

Wilson, Alfred David

Rank and Name, Seaman Second Class Alfred David Wilson.

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

 

Alfred is born approx. on 17 Feb. 1918 in Elkton, Maryland.

Father, David Whiley Wilson.

Mother, Myrtle W. (Renshaw) Wilson.

Brother(s), David Wiley Wilson.

 

Alfred enlisted the service in Pennsylvania with service number # 6501584.

 

Alfred was KIA when the USS Juneau was hit and sunk by a Torpedo from the Japanese Submarine I-26 during the Naval Battle of Guadalcanal on Nov. 13, 1942, 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.

 

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

Walls of the missing.

 

Thanks to, http://www.navsource.org/archives/04/052/04052.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

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

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

Website,

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

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

Wilson, Charles King

Rank and Name, Fireman Second Class Charles King Wilson.

Unit/Placed in, USS Jarvis (DD-393) Destroyer, United States Naval Reserve.

 

Charles is born approx. on 10 June 1920 in Oklahoma.

Father, C. M. Wilson.

 

Charles enlisted the service in Oklahoma with service number # 6700350.

 

Charles was KIA during the Battle of Savo, when the USS Jarvis was attacked by the Japanese Forces, Torpedoed it, the ship spilt and sunk on Aug. 9, 1942/died on, 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 Manila American Cemetery and Memorial Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines.

Walls of the missing.

 

Thanks to, https://www.wrecksite.eu/wreck.aspx?138435

https://www.history.navy.mil/research/archives/digitized-collections/action-reports/wwii-pearl-harbor-attack/ships-d-l/uss-jarvis-dd-393-action-report.html

Jean Louis Vijgen, ww2-Pacific.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

Website,

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

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

Banks, Albert Potter

Rank and Name, Electrician’s Mate Third Class Albert Potter Banks.

Unit/Placed in, USS Barton (DD-599) Destroyer, United States Naval Reserve.

 

Albert is born approx. on no record.

Mother, Margaret Banks.

 

Albert enlisted the service in Virginia with service number # 6502483.

 

Albert was KIA when the USS Barton Sunk after a hit from the Japanese Destroyer Amatsukaze in the Battle of Guadalcanal, on Nov. 13, 1942, 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.

 

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

Walls of the missing.

 

Thanks to, http://www.navsource.org/archives/05/599.htm

Jean Louis Vijgen, ww2-Pacific.com and Europe 1940-1945 on Facebook.

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

Website,

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

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

Scott, Aaron Eugene

Rank and Name, Boatswain Mate Second Class Aaron Eugene Scott.

Unit/Placed in, USS Preston (DD-379) Destroyer, United States Navy.

 

Aaron is born approx. on 1918 in Iowa.

Father, Harry Irvin Scott.

Mother, Faye Florence (King) Scott.

Sister(s), Wanda Genevieve and Jean Daphna Scott.

Brother(s), Robert Albert Scott.

Spouse, Henrietta Scott.

 

Aaron enlisted the service in Iowa with service number # 3213040.

 

Aaron was KIA when the USS Preston sank during the Guadalcanal campaign after taking several hits from Japanese warships on 14 Nov. 1942, 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 Manila American Cemetery and Memorial Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines.

Walls of the missing.

 

Thanks to, https://destroyerhistory.org/goldplater/usspreston/

Scott, Aaron Eugene

 

Jean Louis Vijgen, ww2-Pacific.com and Europe 1940-1945 on Facebook.

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

Website,

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

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

Baggenstoss, Alexander Jacob

Rank and Name, Staff Sergeant Alexander Jacob Baggenstoss.

Unit/Placed in, 90th Bomber Squadron, 3rd Bomber Group, Light.

 

Alexander is born approx. on 7 April 1920 in Albany, Minnesota.

Spouse, Eileen P. (Fetters) Baggenstoss.

Daughter, Gloria J. Baggenstoss.

 

Alexander enlisted the service in Minnesota with service number # 37094896.

 

Alexander‘s Crew-members and their position on-board the plane a B-25 were,

2nd Lt.          Richard O. Yeager             Pilot

2nd Lt.          Adeline D. Flores               Co Pilot

2nd Lt.          Archibald Lindsay             Navigator

S/Sgt.           John L. Hill                      Bombardier

S/Sgt.           Norbert W. Pansier            Top Turret Gunner

S/Sgt.           Alexander J. Baggenstoss    Ball Turret Gunner

Alexander was KIA when on the Mission they were hit by AA over the target and caught on fire and crashed on 16 Nov. 1942, 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.

 

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

 

Thanks to,

Jean Louis Vijgen, ww2-Pacific.com and Europe 1940-1945 on Facebook.

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

Website,

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

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