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Young, Charles Robert

Rank and Name, Aviation Radioman Third Class Charles Robert Young.

Unit/Placed in, Bombing Squadron 6 (VB-6), United States Navy.

 

Charles is born approx. on 21 March 1921 in Carthage, Missouri.

Father, Charles Elmer Young.

Mother, Phronia (McWilliams) Young.

 

Charles enlisted the service in Oklahoma with service number # 3565507.

Charles‘s Crew-members and their position on-board the plane a Douglas SBD Dauntless were,

Ensign          B.S. Varin jr.           Pilot

Arm3.          C.E. Young              Radio Opeator/Gunner

Charles was KIA no knowledge, he was seen after the forced crash to climb in the rescueboat on 4 June 1942, he is honored with Distinguished Flying Cross, Purple Heart, Good Conduct Medal, American Defense Service Medal, American Campaign Medal,  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.

 

Thanks to, http://www.cv6.org/ship/logs/action19420604-vb6.htm

http://www.cv6.org/company/muster/display_ag.asp?page=VB%2D6/3

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/

 

Fleming, Richard Eugene

Rank and Name, Captain Richard Eugene Fleming.

Unit/Placed in, Marine Scout Bomber Squadron 241 (VMSB-241), United States Marine Corps.

 

Richard is born approx. on 2 Nov 1917 in Saint Paul,  Minnesota.

Father, Michael Fleming.

Mother, Octavia Fleming.

Brothers, Thomas, Ward and James Fleming.

 

Richard enlisted the service in Minnesota with service number # 2438845.

 

Richard‘s crew-members and their position on-board the plane a Vought SB2U-3 Vindicator were,

Captain        Richard E. Fleming            Pilot

Corporal       Eugene T. Card                 Gunner

 

Richard was KIA when he dive on the Japanese cruiser Mikuna, got shot and crashed in the sea on 5 June 1942, he is honored with the Medal of Honor, Purple Heart, Combat Action Ribbon, Marine Good Conduct Medal, Marine Expeditionary Medal, United States Aviator Badge, American Campaign Medal, Navy & Marine Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.

 

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

Courts of the missing.

Richard also ha a Memorial Grave at Fort Snelling National Cemetery,

Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota, VS.

 

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

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/

Fleming, Richard Eugene

Name and Rank, Captain Richard Eugene Fleming.

Unit/Placed in, Marine Scout Bombing Squadron 241 (VMSB-241), United States Marine Corps.

 

Early in the morning of June 5, 1942, Captain Richard E. Fleming’s SB2U-3 Vindicator was hit and on fire as he continued his attack on the Japanese cruiser Mikuma. He maintained his dive, released his bomb and crashed directly into the cruiser. For this action he was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor.

 

Richard was born approx. on Nov. 2, 1917 in Minnesota.

 

Father, Michael Fleming.

Mother, Octavia Fleming.

Brothers, Thomas, Ward and James Fleming.

 

Richard entered  the service from Minnesota with service number # 0-006395.

 

Richard E. Fleming was a Captain (Pilot Vindicator) in the United States Marine Corps .

 

Richard E. Fleming was Killed in Action in, on June 5, 1942 after he deliberately crashes his plane into the Japanese Cruiser Mikuma” he is honored with a Purple Heart, Combat Action Ribbon, Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal, Navy & Marine Aviator Badge, Expeditionary Marine Corps Medal, American Campaign Medal, Navy & Marine Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal, and is posthumous honored with the Medal of Honor.

 

Richard is buried at Fort Snelling National Cemetery, Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota, USA.

And mentioned at the Honolulu Memorial, Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA

Courts of the Missing

 

Thanks to Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_cruiser_Mikuma

http://valor.militarytimes.com/recipient.php?recipientid=2672

Jean Louis Vijgen, WW2-Pacific Website.

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

Adams, James Wilbur

Name and Rank, Aviation Machinist’s Mate First Class James Wilbur Adams.

Unit/placed in, Patrol Squadron 44 (VP-44) “Golden Pelicans”.

 

James was born approx. on Feb. 13, 1925 in Alameda County, California.

Mother, Henrietta (Ackerman) Adams .

Half-brother’s, William and Edward Learned.

Wife, Emma V. Adams.

 

James entered  the service from Colorado with service number # 6186451.

 

James‘s Crew-members on-board the plane a PB4Y-5 were,

LtJg.            Robert S. Whitman Jr.       Pilot

Ensign          Walter H. Mosley               Co Pilot

Ensign          Lee C. McCleary                Navigator

Ensign          Jack H. Camp                   Observer

Aom2.          Philip L. Fulghum              Radio Operator

Acrm.           James W. Adams               Engineer

Amm1.         Virgil M. Marsh                 Gunner

Amm2.         Clarence J. Norby Jr.         Gunner

Rm3.            William H. O’Farrell           Gunner

Amm?          John C. Weeks                  Gunner

James was Killed in Action when on the mission he was shot down at the Battle of Midway on June 4, 1942, and he is honored with the Purple Heart, Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, Army Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.

 

James is mentioned/buried at Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA.

Courts of the Missing.

 

Thanks to http://www.vp44goldenpelicans.com/VP-44%20Ford%20Island%20&%20Midway.htm

Jean Louis Vijgen, WW2-Pacific Website.

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

Austin, Fred Andrew

Rank and Name, Aviation Machinist Mate Second Class Fred Andrew Austin.

Unit/Placed in, Torpedo Squadron 3 (VT-3), United States Navy.

 

Fred is born approx. on 1921 in Madison County, Tennessee.

Father, James L. Austin.

 

Fred enlisted the service in Arkansas with service number # 2955308.

 

Fred was KIA during the Battle of Midway when they were shot by a Japanese Fighter on 4 June 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.

 

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

Courts of the missing.

 

Thanks to, https://www.ibiblio.org/hyperwar/OnlineLibrary/photos/events/wwii-pac/midway/mid-4k.htm

Jean Louis Vijgen, WW2-Pacific Website.

Air Force Info, Rolland Swank.

ABMC Website, https://abmc.gov

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

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

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

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

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

Anderson, Venoy Merrill

Rank and Name, Fireman Third Class Venoy Merrill Anderson.

Unit/Placed in, USS Hammann (DD-412) Destroyer, United States Navy.

 

Venoy is born approx. on June 5, 1918 in Ephraim, Utah.

Father, Merrill J. Anderson.

Mother, Anna K. (Christensen) Anderson.

Born in Denmark.

Sister(s), Bernita M. Valear B. Loretta M. Anderson.

Brother(s), Adrian Anderson.

 

Venoy enlisted the service in Utah with service number # 6600509.

 

Venoy was KIA when the ship was Torpedoed and Sunk, on June 5, 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.

 

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

Courts of the missing.

 

Thanks to, http://www.navsource.org/archives/05/412.htm

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

Alvord, John Robert

Rank and Name, Captain John Robert Alvord.

Unit/Placed in, Marine Fighting Squadron 221 (VMF-221), Marine Aircraft Group 22.

 

John is born approx. on June 13. 1915 in Weymouth, Massachuchetts.

Father, Henry B. Alvord.

Mother, Margaret G. (Graham) Alvord.

Sister(s), Margaret G. and Jean R. Alvord.

Brother(s), Graham G. Alvord.

 

John enlisted the service in Massachusetts with service number # 0-006020.

 

John was KIA when he was attacking the superior Japanese Forces on Midway and was shot on June 4, 1942, he is honored with a Navy Cross, Purple Heart, Combat Action Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, Expeditionary Medal, American Campaign Medal, Distinguished Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.

 

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

Walls of the missing.

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

Courts of the missing.

 

Thanks to, https://padresteve.com/2011/06/04/hawks-at-angels-12-the-sacrifice-of-vmf-221-and-vsmb-241-at-midway/

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,

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

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

 

The President of the United States of America takes pride in presenting the Navy Cross (Posthumously) to Captain John Robert Alvord (MCSN: 0-6020), United States Marine Corps, for extraordinary heroism and distinguished service in the line of his profession while serving as Section Leader and a Pilot in Marine Fighting Squadron TWO HUNDRED TWENTY-ONE (VMF-221), Marine Air Group TWENTY-TWO (MAG-22), Naval Air Station, Midway, during operations of the U.S. Naval and Marine Forces against the invading Japanese Fleet during the Battle of Midway on 4 June 1942. Leading his section in a dauntless and aggressive attack against a vastly superior number of Japanese bomber and fighter planes, Captain Alvord aided in disrupting the plans of the enemy and lessening the effectiveness of their attack, thereby contributing materially to the success of our forces. As a result of his courageous and daring tactics and because of the circumstances attendant upon this engagement, there can be little doubt that Captain Alvord gallantly gave up his life in the service of his country. He displayed the characteristics of a find leader and excellent airman, in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

General Orders: Approved by the Secretary of the Navy on November 10, 1942

___________________________________________________

 

Marine Air Group 22 Presidential Unit Citation reads:

“For conspicuous courage and heroism in combat at Midway Island during June 1942. Outnumbered five to one, Marine Aircraft Group 22 boldly intercepted a heavily escorted enemy bombing force, disrupting their attack and preventing serious damage to island installations. Operating with half of their dive-bomber’s obsolete and in poor mechanical conditions, which necessitated vulnerable glide bombing tactics, they succeeded in inflicting heavy damage on Japanese surface units of a large enemy task force. The skill and gallant perseverance of flight and ground personnel of Marine Aircraft Group 22, fighting under tremendously adverse and dangerous conditions were essential factors in the unyielding defense of Midway.”

Almond, Jule Patterson

Rank and Name, Fireman Third Class Jule Patterson Almond.

Unit/Placed in, USS Yorktown (CV-5) Carrier, United States Navy.

 

Jule is born approx. on 1924 in Florida.

Father, Paul Almond.

Mother, Ethel Almond.

Sister(s), Paulno E. Marnie R. and Esther J. Almond.

Brother(s), Gurney J. and Charles F. Almond.

 

Jule enlisted the service in Florida with service number # 2689298.

 

Jule was KIA when the USS Yorktown was hit by 2 Torpedoes from the Japanese Sub I-168 and sunk during the Battle of Midway on June 7, 1942,  he is honored with a Purple Heart, Combat Action Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, Expeditionary Medal, American Campaign Medal, Distinguished Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.

 

Jule 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/02/05.htm

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

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

Website,

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

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

 

Land, Harold Clifford

Land, Harold Clifford

Rank and Name, Seaman Apprentice Harold Clifford Land.

Unit/Placed in, USS Hammann (DD-412) Destroyer, United States Navy.

 

Harold is born approx. 1922 in Texas.

 

Father, Willie E. Land.

Mother, Willie M. Land.

Sister, Melba E. Land.

 

Harold enlisted the service in Texas with service number # 3567349.

 

Harold was KIA when the USS Hammann was torpedoed by 4 torpedo’s, 1 missed, 2 went beneath him and hit USS Yorktown, 1 hit him midship breaking in half and sunk at Midway on June 6, 1942, he is honored with a Purple Heart, Combat Action Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, Expeditionary Medal, Distinguished Unit Citation, American Campaign Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.

 

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

Courts of the missing.

 

Thanks to http://www.navsource.org/archives/05/412.htm Jean Louis Vijgen, ABMC, https://abmc.gov

P.O.W. info, Wes Injerd and Dwight Rider, http://www.mansell.com/pow-index.html  AirForce, Rolland Swank NavyLog, http://navylog.navymemorial.org Familysearch.com, https://www.familysearch.org

Philippine Scouts Heritage Society,http://www.philippine-scouts.org/

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

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

Hendriks Webdesign, https://hendrikswebdesign.nl/

USS Hamman (DD-412) Destroyer
Japanese sub I-168
Casualty List
His rank Seaman (Apprantice)

Aitken, Russell Beverley

Aitken, Russell Beverly

Rank and Name, Second Lieutenant Russell Beverly Aitken.

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

 

Russell was born  on Sep. 13, 1921 in Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina.

 

Father, John Aitken.

Mother, Leila Aitken.  

Brother, John Aitken.

 

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

 

Russell died during a Mission to Midway, the story tell’s about a accident, but there is no proof of it, on Nov. 2, 1944, he is honored with a Combat Aktion Ribbon, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal and the WWII Victory Medal.

 

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 is buried/mentioned 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/ 

 

http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/USN/LLNov44.htm

 

https://www.google.nl/webhp?sourceid=chrome-instant&ion=1&espv=2&ie=UTF-8#q=gregory+gorillas+marine+corps+ww2

 

His Plane a Curtiss Heldiver SB2C-3
Russell B. Aitken
His rank Second Lieutenant