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/

Miller, Arthur Leverne

Rank and Name, Chief Motor Machinist’s Mate Arthur Leverne Miller.

Unit/Placed in, Submarine S-44 (SS-155), United States Navy.

 

Arthur is born approx. on 4 July 1915 in Lincoln, Nebraska.

Father, Arthur Henry Miller.

Mother, Grace Elizabeth (Wilcox) Miller.

Brother(s), Kwitz Woodrow Miller.

 

Arthur enlisted the service in Nebraska with service number # 3164046.

 

Arthur was KIA was sunk by Japanese destroyer, off Paramushiru, Northern Kuriles on 7 Oct. 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.

 

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

Courts of the missing.

 

Thanks to, http://www.oneternalpatrol.com/miller-a-l.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/

Jones, Albert O.

Rank and Name, Private First Class Albert O. Jones.

Unit/Placed in, 77th Bomber Squadron, 28th Bomber Group, Heavy.

 

Albert is born approx. on 1915.

 

Albert enlisted the service in Michigan with service number # 36121102.

 

Albert died when he had Furlough went for home with the SS J. P. Gaines (Liberty ship) the Liberty ship broke in 2 near south of Kodiak Island and also Sunk on Nov. 24 1943, he is honored with a Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, Army Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.

 

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

Courts of the missing.

 

Thanks to, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_shipwrecks_in_November_1943#24_November

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/

Carico, Hugh Vernon

Rank and Name, Captain Hugh Vernon Carico.

Unit/Placed in, 7th Infantry Division (C-Company), United States Army.

 

Hugh was born approx. on Jan. 12, 1913 in Canyon County, Idaho.

Father, James H. Carico (1947).

Mother, Jeannette L. Carico (Shearer) ( 1920).

Brother, John S. Carico (1981).

 

Hugh enlisted  the service at Oregon with 0-337748.

 

Hugh V. Carico was a Captain in the 7th Infantry Division.

 

Hugh was KIA during the Battle of (the Aleutians) Kiska, on Aug. 15, 1943, and he is honored with the Purple Heart Purple Heart, Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, Army Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.

The Battle for the Pacific Island was a combined Operation, Kiska was already (nearly) left by the Japanese Troops.

 

Hugh is buried at Riverside Cemetery, Payette County,Idaho.

Thanks to Wikipedia.

 

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

Website,

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

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

 

The Japanese No. 3 Special Landing Party and 500 marines went ashore at Kiska on June 6, 1942 as a separate campaign concurrent with the Japanese plan for the Battle of Midway. The Japanese captured the sole inhabitants of the island: a small U.S. Navy Weather Detachment consisting of ten men, including a lieutenant, along with their dog. (One member of the detachment escaped for 50 days. Starving, thin, and extremely cold, he eventually surrendered to the Japanese.) The next day the Japanese captured Attu Island.

The military importance of this frozen, difficult-to-supply island was questionable, but the psychological impact upon the Americans of losing U.S. territory was tangible. During the winter of 1942–43, the Japanese reinforced and fortified the islands—not necessarily to prepare for an island-hopping operation across the Aleutians, but to prevent a U.S. operation across the Kuril Islands. The U.S. Navy began operations to deny Kiska supply which would lead to the Battle of the Komandorski Islands. During October 1942, American forces undertook seven bombing missions over Kiska, though two were aborted due to inclement weather. Following the winter, Attu was liberated and Kiska was bombed once more for over two months, before a larger American force was allocated to defeat the expected Japanese garrison of 5,200 men.

On August 15, 1943, an invasion force consisting of 34,426 Allied troops, including elements of the 7th Infantry Division, 4th Infantry Regiment, 87th Mountain Infantry Regiment, 5,300 Canadians mainly the 13th Canadian Infantry Brigade from the 6th Infantry Division with supporting units including two artillery units from the 7th Infantry Division, 95 ships (including three battleships and a heavy cruiser), and 168 aircraft landed on Kiska, only to find the island completely abandoned. The Japanese, aware of the loss of Attu and the impending arrival of the larger Allied force, had successfully removed their troops on July 28 under the cover of severe fog, without the Allies noticing. Allied casualties during this invasion nevertheless numbered close to 200, all either from friendly fire, booby traps set out by the Japanese to inflict damage on the invading allied forces, or weather-related disease. As a result of the brief engagement between U.S. and Canadian forces, there were 28 American dead as well as four Canadian dead,[5] with an additional 130 casualties from trench foot alone. The destroyer USS Abner Read hit a mine, resulting in 87 casualties.

Armstrong, Edgar H.

Rank and Name, Staff Sergeant Edgar H. Armstrong.

Unit/Placed in, 404th Bomber Squadron, 28th Bomber Group, Heavy.

 

Edgar is born approx. on 1921 in.

Father, Truman H. Armstrong.

Mother, Lena L. (Meade) Armstrong.

Brother(s), Earl E. Armstrong.

Spouse, Betty Armstrong.

 

Edgar enlisted the service in New York with service number # 324712441.

 

Edgar ‘s Crew-members and their position on-board the plane a B-24 were,

2nd Lt.          Richard A. Payne              Pilot

2nd Lt.          Kenneth D. Nicol               Co Pilot

2nd Lt.          Ray E. Fernandez              Navigator

2nd Lt.          Jerry F. Cerny                  Bombardier

T/Sgt.          David W. Cassabaum          Engineer/Gunner

T/Sgt.          Paul J. Anderson               Radio Operator

S/Sgt.           Edgar h. Armstrong           Asst. Engineer/Gunner

S/Sgt.           George W. Meyers              Asst. Engineer/Radio Operator/Gunner

S/Sgt.           Robert A. Manchester         Armor Gunner

S/Sgt.           John W. O’Brien                Aerial Gunner

Sgt.              Robert L. Eldredge            Radar Operator

 

Edgar died on a Trainings Flight when they had some mechanical problems and crashed therefor in the sea on Nov. 18, 1943, he is honored with a Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, Army Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.

 

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

Courts of the missing.

He is also Mentioned at Memorial To The Missing Anchorage, Anchorage Borough, Alaska, USA.

 

Thanks to,

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

Anglin, Grady W.

Rank and Name, Technical Sergeant Grady W. Anglin.

Unit/Placed in, 36th Bomber Squadron, 28th Bomber Group (Heavy).

 

Grady is born approx. on 1918 in Oklahoma.

Father, James T. Anglin.

Mother, Dona T Anglin.

Brother(s), Clarence H and Walter P. Anglin.

 

Grady enlisted the service in Texas with service number # 108018795.

 

Grady ‘s Crew-members and their position on-board the plane a B-24 were,

1st Lt.           Don J. Gilliland                 Pilot

2nd Lt.          Travis V. Hodges               Copilot

2nd Lt.          Julius Keller                     Navigator

2nd Lt.          Donald G. Walker              Bombardier

T/Sgt.          Grady W. Anglin               Radio Operator

T/Sgt.          John D. Helm                   Engineer

Sgt.              Harold. A. Swetland           Ball Turret Gunner

Sgt.              Lonnie S. Sewell                Top Turret Gunner

Sgt.              Jes L. McArthur                Right Waist Gunner

Cpl.              Stanley G. Harmon            Left Waist Gunner

Cpl.              Jeb V. Beulick                   Tail Gunner

 

Grady was KIA when the plane over Kiska was hit by Anti-Aircraft and they Crashed in sea on April 15, 1943, he is honored with a Purple Heart, Air Medal, Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, Army Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.

 

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

Courts of the missing.

He also has a Memorial Grave at https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/88883426/grady-w_-anglin

Body lost at sea, specifically: His plane was shot down over Kiska Harbor, Alaska during WWII.

 

Thanks to, http://www.historyofwar.org/air/units/USAAF/28th_Bombardment_Group.html

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

Andrews, Robert Wilson

Rank and Name, Private First Class Robert Wilson Andrews.

Unit/Placed in, 602nd Field Artillery Battalion.

 

Robert is born approx. on 1915 in Missouri.

Father, Clarence Andrews.

Mother, Mary Andrews.

Sister(s), Louise and Hazel Andrews.

Brother(s), Morris, C.W. and Glen Andrews.

 

Robert enlisted the service in Missouri with service number # 17016615.

 

Robert died guarding a patient who jumped overboard, he tried to save him but drowned a Dutch harbor during Transport to the US on Nov. 28, 1943, he is honored with a Soldiers Medal, Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, Army & Air 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,

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

Anderson, Paul J.

Rank and Name, Technical Sergeant Paul J. Anderson.

Unit/Placed in, 404th Bomber Squadron, 28th Bomber Group (Heavy).

 

Paul is born approx. on 1913 in Minnesota.

Parents and Siblings, No Record Available.

Spouse, Lucille M. Anderson.

 

Paul enlisted the service in Minnesota with service number # 17108335.

 

Paul ‘s Crew-members and their position on-board the plane a B-24 were,

2nd Lt.          Richard A. Payne              Pilot

2nd Lt.          Kenneth D. Nicol               Co Pilot

2nd Lt.          Ray E. Fernandez              Navigator

2nd Lt.          Jerry F. Cerny                  Bombardier

T/Sgt.          David W. Cassabaum          Engineer/Gunner

T/Sgt.          Paul J. Anderson               Radio Operator

S/Sgt.           Edgar H. Armstrong          Asst. Engineer/Gunner

S/Sgt.           Gearge W. Meyers              Asst. Radio Operator/Engineer/Gunner

S/Sgt.           Robert A. Manchester         Top Turret Gunner

S/Sgt.           John W. O’Brian                Gunner

Sgt.              Robert L. Eldredge            Radar Operator

 

Paul died on a Trainings mission, the plane came in mechanical problems and crashed in the sea on Nov. 18, 1943, he is honored with a Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, Distinguished Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.

 

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

Courts of the missing.

He is also mentioned at Memorial to The Missing Anchorage, Anchorage Borough, Alaska, VS.

 

Thanks to, http://www.historyofwar.org/air/units/USAAF/28th_Bombardment_Group.html

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

Anderson, John Alfred

Rank and Name, Electrician’s Mate Third Class John Alfred anderson.

Unit/Placed in, USS Worden (DD-352) Destroyer, United States Navy.

 

John is born approx. on 1921 in South Carolina.

Parents and Siblings, No Record Available.

 

John enlisted the service in Idaho with service number # 3934483.

 

John died when the USS Worden landed troops at Amchitka, Island got grounded broke in two and Sunk on Jan. 12, 1943, he is honored with a Combat Action Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, Expeditionary Medal, American Campaign Medal, Distinguished 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://dd352.us/

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

Alexander, Frank Elgin

Alexander, Frank Elgin

Rank and Name,Signalman Third Class Frank Elgin Alexander.

Unit/Placed in,USS Grunion (SS-216) Submarine, United States Navy.

 

Frank is born on Jan. 19, 1915 in Elyra, Ohio.

Father, J. Henry Alexander.

Sister, Drusilla Alexander.

 

Frank enlisted the service in New York with service number # 2237903.

 

 

Frank was KIA when it was Sunk by the Japanese armed Freighter Kano Maru, near the Kiska Harbor, Alaska entry on, July 30, 1942, he is honored with a Purple Heart, Combat action ibbon, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal and the WWII Victory Medal.

 

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

Courts of the missing.

 

Thanks to http://www.oneternalpatrol.com/alexander-f-e.htm ABMC, https://abmc.gov  http://navylog.navymemorial.org ,  Jean Louis Vijgen , Familysearch.com  https://www.familysearch.org Philippine Scouts Heritage Society http://www.philippine-scouts.org/ Sean Cojenos, Honorstates http://www.honorstates.org,  Geoffrey Roecker https://missingmarines.com/ P.O.W. : http://www.mansell.com/pow-index.html  Wes Injerd, Dwight Rider, Armand Hendriks https://hendrikswebdesign.nl/ and Terry Hirsch.

 

USS Grunion (SS-216) Submarine
Japanese Armed Freighter Kano Maru
Location Wreck
His rank Signalman Third Class