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

Andesen, Joseph Hyalmar

Rank and Name, Aviation Ordnanceman Third Class Joseph Hyalmar Andersen.

Unit/Placed in, Headquarters Squadron (Hedron)FAW-6 (from Naval Air Station Whidbey Island Navigation Training Flight).

Joseph is born approx. on 5 May 1924 in Hooper, Utah.

Father, Joseph A. Anderson.

Mother, Katherine R. (Potter) Anderson.

Sister(s), Louise C. Bertha M. and Vernal E. Anderson.

Brother(s), Irvin A. and Keith A. Anderson.

Joseph enlisted the service in Utah with service number # 6606305.

 

Joseph‘s Crew-members on-board the plane a PV-1 Ventura were,

Lt.               Joseph R. Cranny              Pilot

Ens.             Charles H. Schoenfeder       Co Pilot

Amm2.         Ernest L. Morgan

Aom3.          Joseph H. Andersen           Tail Gunner

Arm3.          Robert L. Maguet

Aom3.          Joseph I. Winslow Jr.

Joseph died no record, the plane never returned to base on 26 Dec. 1943, he is honored with a Combat Action Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, Expeditionary Medal, American Campaign Medal, Navy & Marine Presidential Unit Citation, WW II Victory Medal.

Joseph is buried/mentioned at World War II West Coast Memorial

San Francisco, San Francisco County, California, USA.

Walls of the missing.

He is also Mentioned at West Weber Cemetery, West Weber, Weber County, Utah, USA.

Thanks to, https://books.google.nl/books?id=wjVPDwAAQBAJ&pg=PA109&lpg=PA109&dq=buno+29736&source=bl&ots=ioBJuzoycQ&sig=ACfU3U3rzF5Gat2xnLYciprsCnbmLo0clg&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjBq936t9ruAhWXHewKHR4ADC4Q6AEwAHoECAQQAg#v=onepage&q=buno%2029736&f=false

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, https://hendrikswebdesign.nl/

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

Foster, Charles Robert

Rank and Name, Radioman Second Class Charles Robert Foster.

Unit/Placed in, U.S.C.G.C. Escanaba (WPG-77) Cutter, United States Coast Guard.

 

The U.S.C.G.C. Escanaba (WPG-77), on February 3, 1943, participated in the rescue of the survivors of the S.S. Dorchester, which had been sunk in the Labrador Sea by a torpedo from a German U-Boat.

 

Charles is born approx. on 1921 in Illinois.

Father, Jesse James Foster.

Mother, Ellen Pearl (Saville) Foster.

Sister(s), Gladys Foster.

Charles enlisted the service in Illinois with service number # 228041.

Charles was KIA when the USCGC Escanaba was on Escort Convoy near New Foundland, probable that the cutter was sunk by a drifting mine on 13 June 1943, he is honored with a Purple Heart, Good Conduct Medal, American Defense Medal, WW II Victory Medal.

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

Walls of the missing.

Thanks to,

https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/details/GZXM-91C

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/

Foster, Clifford C.

Rank and Name, Corporal Clifford C. Foster.

Unit/Placed in, 21st Bomber Squadron, 30th Bomber Group, Heavy “Grey Geese”.

 

On 7 June 1942, six B-24D Liberator bombers and their crews were loaned to the 28th Composite Group in Alaska to conduct air combat missions against the Japanese in the Aleutians, a B-24D Liberator #41-63752 was during the mission on 30 March 1943, hit by Japanese anti-aircraft fire The bomber went down in the Bering Sea and was never seen again.

 

Clifford is born approx. on 1919 in Oklahoma.

Father, Aaron Alexander Foster.

Mother, Clara Jane (Ash) Foster.

Sister(s), Velma Louise and Jessie Lucille Foster.

Brother(s), John Orval and Ernest Elmer Foster.

 

Clifford enlisted the service in Oklahoma with service number # 18004709.

 

Clifford‘s Crew-members on-board the plane a B-24  were,

Capt.            Fred M. Smith

1st Lt.          Lawrence L. La Berge

Corp.            Clifford C. Foster

TSgt.            John H. Crowder

TSgt.            Gerald I. Grubb

TSgt.            Victor V. Probst

SSgt.            Jack R. Conklin

SSgt.            James F. O’Brien

SSgt.            Foy L. Price

Sgt.              Hoyt A. Pollard

Clifford was MIA (probably) when on a Bombing Mission to Kiska Island, Aleutians, Alaska they were shot by AA and Crashed in the Bering Sea on 30 March, 1943, They participated in three Unit Campaigns: Antisubmarine; Air Offensive, Japan and the Aleutian Islands. he is honored with an Air Medal, Purple Heart, Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, Army Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.

 

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

Courts of the missing.

 

Thanks to, https://pacificwrecks.com/airfields/usa/kiska/missions-kiska.html

http://www.historyofwar.org/air/units/USAAF/30th_Bombardment_Group.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/

Foster, Clyde Hobart

Rank and Name, Boilermaker Second Class Clyde Hobart Foster.
Unit/Placed in, USS Brownson (DD-518) Destroyer, United States Naval Reserve.

Clyde is born approx. on 1923 in Duluth, Minnesota.
Father, Hobart McKinley Foster.
Mother, Grace Alvira (Clarke) Foster.
Sister(s),Clare Alvira Foster .
Spouse, Violet Georgianna (Berg) Foster.

Clyde enlisted the service in Minnesota with service number # 6395236.

Clyde was KIA when the USS Brownson (DD-518) was hit by 2 Bombs from a Japanese Dive Bomber and Sunk off Cape Gloucester on 26 December 1943, 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.

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://ussbrownson.com/blog/
https://www.wrecksite.eu/peopleView.aspx?180230
https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/details/LDZG-17P
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/