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Johnson, Albert Lee

Rank and Name, Captain Albert Lee Johnson.

Unit/Placed in, 44th Fighter Squadron, 18th Fighter Group.

 

Albert is born on 10 May 1920 in Scott City, Kansas.

Father, Albert Wirt Johnson.

Mother, Bonnie Jane Lappin.

Sister(s), Irma Lorraine Johnson.

Brother(s), George Wilbur, George W. and Earl John Johnson.

 

Albert enlisted the service in California with service number # 0-417149.

 

Albert was KIA on an Escort Mission of B-24 on a Bombing mission, they were attacked over the area by various Enemy Plane’s on 13 Feb. 1943,  he is honored Posthumously with an Distinguished Service Cross, Purple Heart, Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, Army Presidential Unit Citation, Air Force Aviator Badge, 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, https://pacificwrecks.com/aircraft/p-40/41-14102.html

https://www.7thfighter.com/18thfg/index.htm

https://ancestors.familysearch.org/en/M49M-L14/albert-lee-johnson-1920-1943

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

WW2 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/

 

Albert Lee Johnson

DATE OF BIRTH: May 10, 1920

PLACE OF BIRTH:

Pueblo, Colorado

HOME OF RECORD:

Salinas, California

Albert Johnson was credited with destroying one enemy aircraft in aerial combat during World War II.

AWARDS BY DATE OF ACTION:1 of 1

Distinguished Service Cross

AWARDED FOR ACTIONS
DURING World War II

Service: Army Air Forces

Battalion: 44th Fighter Squadron

Division: 13th Air Force

GENERAL ORDERS:

Headquarters, U.S. Army Forces in the South Pacific Area, General Orders No. 97 (1943)

CITATION:

(Citation Needed) – SYNOPSIS: The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress July 9, 1918, takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Captain (Air Corps) Albert Lee Johnson (ASN: 0-417149), United States Army Air Forces, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving as Pilot of a P-40 Fighter Airplane in the 44th Fighter Squadron, 18th Fighter Group, THIRTEENTH Air Force, in aerial combat against enemy forces on 13 February 1943, during an air mission over Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands. On this date Captain Johnson shot down one enemy airplane in aerial combat. Captain Johnson’s unquestionable valor in aerial combat, at the cost of his life, is in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service and reflects great credit upon himself, the 13th Air Force, and the United States Army Air Forces.

Steele, James Franklin

Rank and Name, Second Lieutenant James Franklin Steele.

Unit/Placed in, 39th Fighter Squadron (Cobra in the Clouds), 35th Fighter Group.

 

On June 2, 1942 transfers to Port Moresby and fly their first combat mission. On July 26, 1942 transfers to Garbutt Field at Townsville and convert to the P-38 Lightning. On October 18, 1942 transfers to 14 Mile Drome (Schwimmer).

 

James is born on 1 June 1921.

 

James enlisted the service in North Carolina with service number # 0-792172.

 

James was KIA on an Escort Mission and on the way back they flew in very bad weather, he was last seen entering the clouds, no radio sound, he is believed to crashed in the Mountain Range on 16 July 1943, 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.

 

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

Walls of the missing.

James also has a Memorial Grave at Chestnut Hill Cemetery,

Salisbury, Rowan County, North Carolina, USA

 

Thanks to, https://pacificwrecks.com/aircraft/p-38/steele.html

https://pacificwrecks.com/units/usaaf/35fg/39fs.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

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/

Irvin, John Robert

Rank and Name, Electrician’s Mate Second Class John Robert Irvin.

Unit/Placed in, USS Gwin (DD-433) Destroyer, United States Navy.

 

John is born approx. on no record.

Mother, Mildred (Wakely) Irvin.

 

John enlisted the service in Arkansas with service number # 3467171.

 

The 3 Crewmembers who lost their lives during the attack were,

MM1.        Franklin E. Ales

SF3.          Robert Almond

EM2.         John R. Irvin

John was KIA from Gunfire from Japanese shore batteries off Rendova Island during the New Georgia Landings on 30 June 1943, 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.

 

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

Courts of the missing.

 

Thanks to, http://www.maritimequest.com/warship_directory/us_navy_pages/destroyers/pages/alpha_pages/g/gwin_dd433_roll_of_honor.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

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/

Irving, Robert Harrison

Rank and Name, Aviation Radioman Second Class Robert Harrison Irving.

Unit/Placed in, Bombing Squadron 17 (VB-17), United States Naval Reserve.

 

Robert is born on 5 April 1918 in New Hampshire.

Father, John Harrison Irving.

Mother, Edith Barney (Peck) Irving.

Sister(s), Barbara Lucille Irving.

Brother(s), John Cambell, Donald Louis, Chester Arlyn and Roscoe E. Irving.

Half Siblings, Edna Mae, Edith Bertha and Walter Charles Irving.

 

Robert enlisted the service in New Hampshire with service number # 6065812.

 

Robert‘s Crew-members and their position on-board the plane a SB2C-1 were,

Lt.      F. B. Stevenson        Pilot

Arm2. Robert H. Irving       Radio Operator/Gunner

Robert died when the plane took off from the USS Bunker Hill and crashed in the water and Sunk on 3 April 1943, he is honored with a 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 is buried/mentioned at Honolulu Memorial, Honolulu County, Hawaii U.S.A.

Courts of the missing.

 

Thanks to, https://www.navsource.org/archives/02/17.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

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, Clarence John

Rank and Name, Fireman First Class Clarence John Garcia.

Unit/Placed in, USS McKean (APD-5) Destroyer, United States Naval Reserve.

Clarence is born on 18 Feb. 1923.

Clarence enlisted the service in California with service number # 5631662.

Clarence was KIA when they arrived at Empress Augusta Bay she was torpedoed by a Japanese Mitsubishi G4M and Sunk on 17 Nov. 1943, 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.

Clarence 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/ships/usn/APD-5.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

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/

Anderson, Odis Herman

Rank and Name, Boatswain Odis Herman Anderson.

Unit/Placed in, USAT Dorchester (Troopship), United States Navy.

 

The Dorchester is also remembered today for the story of the

Four Chaplains who went down with her.

 

Odis is born approx. on 26 Sep. 1917 in Smithfield, West Virginia.

Father, Elza E. Anderson.

Mother, Ora B. Anderson.

Sister(s), Reba D. and Orpha M. Anderson.

Brother(s), Herman O. James C. Alvin D. Douglas H. Fred R. Larry G. and Elza E. Anderson Jr.

Spouse, Lilian M. Anderson.

Odis enlisted the service in West Virginia with service number # 199306.

Odis was KIA when the ship was torpedoed by the U-boat U-233, on Feb. 3, 1943, he is honored with a Good Conduct Medal, Expeditionary Medal, American Campaign Medal, Navy & Marine Presidential Unit Citation, American Defense Service Medal, WW II Victory Medal.

Odis is buried/mentioned at East Coast Memorial, Manhattan, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA.

Tablets of the missing.

Odis also has a Memorial Grave at West Virginia National Cemetery

Grafton, Taylor County, West Virginia, USA.

Thanks to, http://www.americanveteranscenter.org/avc-media/radio/documentaries/no-greater-love-the-four-chaplains-and-the-sinking-of-the-dorchester/

Jean Louis Vijgen, ww2-Pacific.com and 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/

Anderson, Keith Gordon

Rank and Name, Aviation Radioman Third Class Keith Gordon Anderson.

Unit/Placed in, Patrol Squadron 205 (VP-205), United States Navy.

 

Keith is born on 11 July 1919.

Mother, Clara A. Buran.

 

Keith enlisted the service in Minnesota with service number # 3290128.

 

Keith ‘s Crew-members and their position on-board the plane a PBM-3  were,

LtJg.            CliffordJ. Cox                    Pilot

LtJg.            OrvilleJ. Lacraft                Co-Pilot

LtJg.            Ernest G. wood

LtJg.            Willard H. Schwant

Amm2.         William J. Dier Jr.

Amm3.         Robert L. Courtney

Arm3.          Ralph A. Guthrie

Arm3.          Keith G. Anderson

Aom2.          Clifford R. Cambell

S2.               William L. Beckman

Aom3.          John B. Martin

S2.               Samuel C. Boggs

Keith was KIA when on the Mission they shot a Submarine who shot back and hit the plane what crashed on 3 Aug. 1943, he is honored with a Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, American Defense Service Medal, Navy & Marine Presidential Unit Citation, WW II Victory Medal.

 

Keith is buried/mentioned at East Coast Memorial, Manhattan, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA.

Walls of the missing.

Keith also has a Memorial Grave at Riverside Cemetery, Campbell, Wilkin County, Minnesota, USA.

 

Thanks to,

Jean Louis Vijgen, ww2-Pacific.com and 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/

Edwards, Alfred

Rank and Name, Private First Class Alfred Edwards.

Unit/Placed in, 2nd Battalion (C-Comp) 2nd Marines.

Alfred is born on 1911 in Arkansas.

Father, John William Edwards.

Mother, Cynthia Maybelle (Roberts) Edwards.

Sister(s), Gladys Undine, Edith, Constance and Phyllis Edwards.

Brother(s), Roy, Lowell and Walton Edwards.

Alfred enlisted the service in Oklahoma with service number # 341127.

Alfred was KIA when he got shot from a Japanese pillbox while entering the beach at Tarawa on 20 Nov. 1943, he is honored with a Purple Heart, Good Combat Ribbon, Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal, Marine Corps Expeditionary Medal, American Campaign Medal, Navy & Marine Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.

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

Courts of the missing.

His remains are discovered and his final resting place now is at

Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA.

Thanks to, https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/details/LK51-443

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/

Pfc. Alfred Edwards remains were recovered and identified on 27Augustus 2019.

When an individual’s remains have been accounted for by the U.S. 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.

Zyla, Michael Nicholas

Rank and Name, Seaman First Class Michael Nicholas Zyla.

Unit/Placed in, USS Plymouth (PG-57) Gunboat, United States Navy.

Michael is born approx. on 1919 in Pennsylvania.

Spouse, Carolyn Zyla.

Michael enlisted the service in Pennsylvania with service number # 6030987.

Michael was KIA when the USS Plymouth had been sunk by a torpedo fired from an enemy submarine U-566 on 5 Aug. 1943, he is honored with a Purple Heart, Good Conduct Medal, Good Combat Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, American Defense Medal, WW II Victory Medal.

 Michael is buried/mentioned at East Coast Memorial, Manhattan, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA.

Walls of the missing.

Thanks to, http://www.navsource.org/archives/12/09057.htm

Crew-list USS Plymouth: https://uboat.net/allies/merchants/crews/ship3035.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

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

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

Anderson, Earthie Preston

Rank and Name, Aviation Ordnanceman Third Class Earthie Preston Anderson.

Unit/Placed in, Patrol Squadron 205 (VP-205), United States Navy.

Earthie is born approx. on 1906 in Kentucky.

Father, Rushie Anderson.

Sister(s), Nellie and Margaret Anderson.

Earthie enlisted the service in Indiana with service number # 6268731.

 

Earthie‘ s Crew-members on-board the plane a PBM-3C were,

LtJg.            Otto H. Haenel        Pilot

LtJg.            Lawrence H. Neu     Co Pilot

Ap1.             Arthur E. Temple

Amm2.         Roscoe E. Marshall

Arm2.          William R. Dmith

Amm3.         William R. Forsyth

Aom3.          Eartie P. Anderson

Arm3.          John O. Hoeve

Amm3.         Lloyd J. Chouinard

S2.               Joe F. Obarr

S2.               Uvis E. Kitchens

Earthie died during the Mission because they did not returned from the Patrol Submarine Mission also was Radio Silence on 10 June, 1943, he is honored with a Good Conduct Medal, Expeditionary Medal, American Campaign Medal, Navy & Marine Presidential Unit Citation, WW II Victory Medal.

Earthie is buried/mentioned at East Coast Memorial, Manhattan, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA.

Walls of the missing.

Thanks to,

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

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

Website, https://hendrikswebdesign.nl/

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

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