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Carter, David

Rank and Name, Mess Attendant Third Class David Carter.

Unit/Placed in, USS Little (APD-4) Destroyer, United States Navy.

 

David is born approx. on 1916 in Alabama.

Father, William Carter.

Mother, Rosie Carter.

 

David enlisted the service in Alabama with service number # 2728275.

 

David was KIA when the USS Little was sunk by Japanese destroyers off Guadalcanal on 5 Sep. 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.

 

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

Walls 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/

 

The gun crews on Little were in the process of firing their third round downrange when the first Japanese artillery shells detonated well above the hull and showering everything topside with a rain of shrapnel that killed most of the exposed gun crews and shredded the landing craft on her decks, starting diesel fuel fires that brightly lit the ship as the parachute flares burned out. In short order the number of shells detonating above Little grew to full broadside strength, causing further carnage among Little’s topside crew before Japanese gunners exhausted their ready supply of artillery shells and began hurling AP shells into their precisely ranged adversary. The highly accurate armor piercing shells were easily able to penetrate the Little’s lightly armored hull and after several direct hits the APD’s boilers were knocked out and the Little began to slow to a dead stop. The Japanese kept up their attack as they made a hasty Northward withdrawal from the area, passing close enough to the derelict Little to strafe her decks with machine gun fire before they disappeared into the night, leaving the battered ship to her fate.

Powerless, flooding and with several topside and internal fires growing out of control, Little was ordered abandoned as fears of a magazine detonation grew too great to ignore. Little remained afloat and aflame for a full two hours after her final battle before she finally swamped and sank on an even keel in this general area at approximately 0330hrs on September 5th, 1942. Little’s 93 surviving crew were rescued the following morning by PT Boats, but musters would later reveal that 48 of her crew, including her Captain and Commander Hadley, had gone down with the ship.

 

Scott, Dan, Ragsdale

 

Rank and Name, Seaman First Class Dan Ragsdale Scott.

Unit/Placed in, , USS Duncan (DD-485) Destroyer, United States Navy.

 

Dan is born approx. on 25 June 1924 in Waco, Texas.

Father, Daniel Ragsdale Scott.

Mother, Ruth (Hooper) Scott.

Sister(s), Martha L, Scott.

 

Dan enlisted the service in Texas with service number # 3567451.

 

Dan was KIA during the battle of Cape Esperance, sunk when hit several times, crew tried to beach the ship at Savo Island, but failed on Oct 12, 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.

 

Dan 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/05/485.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/

Prescott, Paul Wesley

 

Rank and Name, Seaman First Class Paul Wesley Prescott.

Unit/Placed in, USS Vincennes (CA-44) Cruiser, United States Nav.

 

Paul is born approx. on 1924 in Arkansas.

Father, Joseph Henry Prescott.

Mother, Ola (Moody) Prescott.

Sister(s), Lola Mae Prescott.

Brother(s), Eugene Henry and Delmer J. Prescott.

 

Paul enlisted the service in Arkansas with service number # 3469200.

 

Paul was KIA when the USS Vincennes was shot in the most vulnerable places and sunk in the Battle of Savo Island, 9 Aug. 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.

 

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

Walls of the missing.

 

Thanks to, http://www.maritimequest.com/warship_directory/us_navy_pages/cruisers/pages/uss_vincennes_ca44_roll_of_honor.htm

Prescott, Paul Wesley

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 Jr. , Caswell Watkins

Rank and Name, Carpenter’s Mate Second Class Caswell Watkins Scott Jr.

Unit/Placed in, USS Sims (Destroyer) DD-409, United States Navy.

 

Caswell is born approx. on 23 March 1915 in Texas.

Father, Caswell Watkins Scott Sr.

Mother, Florence Mattie (Nash) Scott.

Sister(s), Annie Lee, Elizabeth, Marjorie, Mary and Florence Ann Scott.

 

Caswell enlisted the service in New Mexico with service number # 3598596.

 

Caswell was KIA when the USS Sims was hit by a Bomb strike at the Battle of Coral Sea on May 7, 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.

 

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

Walls of the missing.

 

Thanks to, https://www.ww2-pacific.com/soldaat/scott-jr-caswell-watkins/

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/

Baer, John Bailey

Rank and Name, Seaman Second Class John Bailey Baer.

Unit/Placed in, USS Astoria (CA-34) Cruiser, United States Navy.

 

John is born approx. on 1924 in Tennessee.

Father, John W. Baer.

Mother, Lorraine (Baer) Wing.

Sister(s), Juanita and Georgia E. Baer.

Brother(s), Charles, and Harold Baer.

 

John enlisted the service in Texas with service number # 3603095.

 

John was KIA when the USS Astoria Sunk during the Battle of Savo Island 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.

 

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

Walls of the missing.

 

Thanks to, http://ussastoria.org/Home.php

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/

Allen, L. C.

Rank and Name, Steward’s Mate First Class L. C. Allen.

Unit/Placed in, USS Wasp (CV-7) Carrier, United States Navy.

 

  1. was born in, 1922 in Tennessee.

 

Mother, Annie M. Allen.

Brother, Murry Allen.

 

  1. C. enlisted the service in Tennessee with service number # 2960705.

 

  1. C.’s rank/duty was a Steward’s Mate First Class on-board the USS Wasp CV-7.

 

C.L. was KIA when the USS Wasp was torpedoed by the Japanese I-19 on Sep.15, 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.

 

  1. C. is buried/mentioned at Honolulu Memorial, Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA.

Courts of the Missing

 

Thanks to

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

Da Rugna, Louis

Name and Rank, Fireman First Class Louis Da Rugna.

Unit/Placed in, USS Laffey (DD-459) Destroyer, United States Naval Reserve.

 

Louis was born approx. on May 5, 1916 in Cook County, Illinois.

Father, Martin Da Rugna.

Mother, Josephine Da Rugna.

Both Parents were born in Italy.

Sisters, Edith, Della and Anna Da Rugna.

Brothers, Junis and Fred Da Rugna.

 

Louis entered  the service from Illinois with service number # 6681950.

 

Louis Da Rugna was a Fireman 1th Class in the United States Navy.

 

Louis was KIA when the USS Laffey was sunk during the Battle of Guadalcanal, on Nov. 13, 1942, he is honored with the 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.

 

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

Walls of the Missing.

He also has a Memorial Grave at Walnut Hill Cemetery

Belleville, St. Clair County, Illinois, USA.

 

Thanks to Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Laffey_(DD-459) Historynet http://www.historynet.com/uss-laffey-attacked-off-okinawa-in-world-war-ii.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

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

Pyles, Robert Lee

Name and Rank, Mess Attendant Second Class Robert Lee Pyles.

Unit/Placed in, USS Vincennes (CA-44) Cruiser, United States Naval Reserve.

 

Robert was born approx. in 1921 in Kentucky.

 

Father, Douglas Pyles.

Mother, Pearl Pyles.

Sister, Winnie L. Pyles.

 

Robert entered  the service from Kentucky with service number # 6340363.

 

Robert L. Pyles was a Mess Attendant 2nd Class in the United States Navy.

 

Robert was Killed in Action when the USS Vincennes was shot in the vulnerable places and sunk in the Battle of Savo Island, 9 Aug. and he is honored with the 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.

 

Robert is buried at Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, Manila, Metro Manila,

National Capital Region, Philippines.

 

Thanks to http://www.maritimequest.com/warship_directory/us_navy_pages/cruisers/pages/uss_vincennes_ca44_roll_of_honor.htmhttps://www.navsource.org/archives/04/044/04044.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

 

Robert Lee Pyles was a African-American, it was not usual that the position he had for that African-Americans did such jobs in the United States Army – all kinds of Job’s but rather no fighting allowed.

In this moment it was possible that a Navy mess attendant earned the Medal of Honor for ignoring his job and trying to shot down the Japanese enemy at Pearl Harbor.

Bachman, John Morris

Rank and Name, Seaman First Class John Morris Bachman.

Unit/Placed in, USS Astoria (CA-34) Cruiser, United States Navy.

 

John is born approx. on 1922 in Pennsylvania.

Father, Parke R. Bachman.

Mother, Gertrude (Kiefer) Bachman.

Sister(s), Elizabeth bachman.

 

John enlisted the service in Pennsylvania with service number # 2505749.

 

John was KIA when the USS Astoria Sunk during the Battle of Savo Island 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.

 

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

Walls of the missing.

 

Thanks to, http://ussastoria.org/Home.php

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

Babylon, Elmer Leroy

Rank and Name, Boatswain Elmer Leroy Babylon.

Unit/Placed in, USS Vincennes (CA-44) Cruiser, United States Navy.

Boatswain is the senior most rate of the deck department and is responsible for the components of a ship’s hull. The boatswain supervises the other members of the ship’s deck department, and typically is not a watch stander, except on vessels with small crews. Additional duties vary depending upon ship, crew, and circumstances.

 

Elmer is born approx. on 27 April 1914 in Carroll County,  Maryland.

Father, Guy W. Babylon.

Mother, Sarah L. (Graham) Babylon.

Sister(s), Ruth L. and Kathleen M. Babylon.

Brother(s), Guy G. and Graham W. Babylon.

 

Leroy enlisted the service in Maryland with service number # 199284.

 

Leroy was KIA when the USS Vincennes sunk in the Battle of Savo Island, 9 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.

 

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

Walls of the missing.

 

Thanks to, http://www.maritimequest.com/warship_directory/us_navy_pages/cruisers/pages/uss_vincennes_ca44_roll_of_honor.htm

https://www.navsource.org/archives/04/044/04044.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