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/

Davis, Albert Anthony

Rank and Name, Private First Class Albert Anthony Davis.

Unit/Placed in, USS Helena (CL-50) Cruiser, United States Marine Corps.

 

Albert is born approx. on 9 Dec. 1921 in Alexandria, Louisiana.

 

Albert enlisted the service in Louisiana with service number # 369700.

 

Albert was KIA in the Battle of Kula Gulf when the USS Helena got hit and Sunk by 3 Torpedo’s from the Japanese Navy on 6 July 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.

 

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

Walls of the missing.

 

Thanks to, https://www.history.navy.mil/research/histories/ship-histories/danfs/h/helena-cl-50-ii.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 Lee

Rank and Name, Aviation Pilot First Class Arthur Lee Miller.

Unit/Placed in, Patrol Squadron 91 (VP-91), United States Navy.

 

Arthur is born approx. on 1922 in West Virginia.

Father, Arthur Lee Miller.

Mother, Cora (McCune) Miller.

Sister(s), Jean, Betty and Peggy Miller.

 

Arthur enlisted the service in West Virginia with service number # 2661374.

 

Arthur‘s Crew-members on-board the plane a PBY-5 were,

Lt.               Mayo M. Mooney               Pilot

Ensign          Richard H. Donovan           Co Pilot

Ap1.             Arthur L. Miller

Art2.            Carleton Liebbrant

Rm3.            Richard W. Hazzard

Amm2.         Curtis A. Baldwin

Rm2.            Oliver Z. Coupe                 (survivor)

Aom3.          Gerald A. Rogier               (survivor)

Arthur died in a routine flight when they plane caught a down draft and crashed on 19 Nov. 1943, he is honored with a Combat Action Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, Expeditionary Medal, United States Navy Aviator Badge, American Campaign Medal, Navy & Marine Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.

 

Arthur 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/

Taylor, Billy Buxton

Rank and Name, Seaman Second Class Billy Buxton Taylor.

Unit/Placed in, USS Quincy (CA-39) Cruiser, United States Naval Reserve.

 

Billy is born approx. on 1923 in Ohio.

Father, William J. Taylor.

Mother, Ethel (Bartlett) Taylor.

Sister(s), Nancy Lee Taylor.

Brother(s), Robert L. Taylor.

 

Billy enlisted the service in Ohio with service number # 2835499.

 

Billy was KIA during the Battle of Savo when the USS Quincy was sunk by the Japanese Navy 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.

 

Billy 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/04/039/04039.htm

https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/details/GMLX-23C

Jean Louis Vijgen, ww2-pacific.com and ww2-europe.com.

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

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

Scott, Curry Ezell

Rank and Name, Fireman First Class Curry Ezell Scott.

Unit/Placed in, USS LST-342, United States Navy.

 

Curry is born approx. on 9 June 1925 in Azle, Texas.

Father, Joe Weire Scott.

Mother, Eva (Kinser) Scott.

Sister(s), Gladys Raye, Vera Louise, Eva Edwyne and Lyna Kaye Scott.

Brother(s), R. V. James Hugh, Paul, William Kinser and Harry Newton Scott.

 

Curry enlisted the service in Texas with service number # 3568033.

 

Curry was KIA when the LST-342 was struck by a torpedo from the Japanese submarine Ro-106 off the Solomon Islands on July 18, 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.

 

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

Walls of the missing.

Curry also has a Memorial Grave at Ash Creek Cemetery, Azle, Tarrant County, Texas, USA.

 

Thanks to, https://www.wrecksite.eu/wreck.aspx?14084

https://www.navsource.org/archives/10/16/160342.htm

https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/details/GMZD-CYW

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/

Uhre, Dale Virgil

Name and Rank, Motor Machinist’s Mate Second Class Dale. V. Uhre.

Unit/Placed in, USS McCawley (APA-4) Attack Transport, United States Navy.

 

Dale was born approx. on July. 6, 1918 in Letcher, South Dakota.

Father, Albert Uhre.

Mother, Anna Belle Uhre.

Brothers, Bernard O. and Marvin L. Uhre.

 

Dale entered  the service from South Dakota in 1940 with service number # 3167193.

 

Dale V. Uhre was a Motor Machnist’s Mate Second Class in the United States Navy.

 

Dale when she was unloading various Combat personnel and was attacked by Japanese aircraft on June 30, 1943, 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.

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

Walls of the Missing

 

Thanks to https://pacificwrecks.com/ships/usn/APA-4.html

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/

Labolle, Donald Clyde

Name and Rank, Motor Machinist’s Mate Second Class Donald Clyde Labolle.

Unit/Placed in, USS Helena (CA-50) Light-Cruiser, United States Naval Reserve.

 

Before you read about his story, I will let you know that his Died date on AMBC site says,

Aug. 10, 1945 but we found out that it must be July 6, 1943.  

 

Donald was born approx. in 22 Jan. 1922 in Washington.

Father, Harrie L. Labolle.

Mother, Dora F. (Miller)  Labolle.

Brothers, Edward F. and Glenn G. Labolle.

 

Donald entered  the service from Washington with service number # 6653020.

 

Donald C. Labolle was a Motor Machinist’s Mate Second Class in the United States Naval Reserve.

 

Donald was KIA when the USS Helena got hit by 3 Torpedo’s and sunk in the battle of Kula Gulf, Solomon Islands, on July 6, 1943, 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.

 

Donald is buried at Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, Manila, Metro Manila.

National Capital Region, Philippines.

 

Thanks to http://www.usshelena.org/cl50.html

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/

Maassen, Dale George

Name and Rank, Private First Class Dale George Maassen.

Unit/Placed in, 4th Marine Raider Battalion (D-Comp), 1st Marines, United States Marine Corps.

 

Dale was born approx. on Nov. 15, 1921 in Avoca, Pottawattamie County, Iowa.

 

Father, Julius G. Maassen.

Mother, Sena K. Maassen.

Sisters, Orpha B. and Joan Maassen.

Brothers, Howard A., Gerald J., Walter D., Ralph A., Francis E., Curtis I., John O. and Willis Maassen.

 

Dale entered  the service from Iowa with service number # 457309.

 

Dale G. Maassen was a Private1st Class/Soldier(D-Comp) in the  United States Marine Corps.

 

Dale was KIA in the fights with the Japanese over Bairoko Harbor, New Georgia, Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands, on July 20, 1943, and he is honored with a Distinguish Service Cross, Purple Heart, Combat Action Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal Marine Corps, Expeditionary Medal Marine Corps, American Campaign Medal, Navy & Marine Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.

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

National Capital Region, Philippines.

 

Thanks to http://www.usmarineraiders.org/chron4thbn.html

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

 

The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Dale G. Maassen, Private First Class, U.S. Marine Corps, for extraordinary heroism while serving with the Fourth Marine Raider Battalion in action against the enemy at Bairoko Harbor, New Georgia, Solomon Islands, on 20 July 1943. Severely wounded a moment after taking over a machine gun when a member of his squad was fatally injured, Private First Class Maassen stayed at his post knowing that the continued operation of his weapon was essential to the movement of his company. Private Maassen died of the wounds he had ignored in order to deliver well-aimed fire when it was needed most.

Adams, Erwin

Name and Rank, Seaman Second Class Herald Adams.

Unit/placed in,  Cruiser Scout Squadron 6 (VCS-6), United States Navy.

 

Herald was born approx. on 1925 in Oregon.

 

Father, Walter J. Adams.

Born in England.

Mother, Lydia V. Adams.

Born in Finland.

Sisters, Dorothy and Lily Adams.

Brothers, Gerald, Frederick and Robert Adams.

 

Herald entered  the service in Oregon with service number # 3936401.

 

Herald Adams rank/duty was a Seaman Second Class in the United States Navy.

 

Herald was KIA during the mission for looking for strange placement by the Enemy on Place, on Jan 5, 1943, 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.

 

Herald is mentioned/buried at Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, Manila, Metro Manila,

National Capital Region, Philippines.

 

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

Avery Jr. ,Benjamin Brown

Rank and Name, Seaman First Class Benjamin Brown Avery Jr.

Unit/Placed in, USS LST-342, United States Naval Reserve.

 

Benjamin is born approx. on 19 July 1921.

Father, Benjamin B. Avery.

Spouse, Louise E. Avery.

 

Benjamin enlisted the service in Kansas with service number # 6285906.

 

Benjamin was KIA when the LST-342 was struck by a Japanese torpedo from the Japanese submarine Ro-106 off the Solomon Islands on Feb. 13, 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.

 

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

Walls of the missing.

He also has a Memorial Grave at Mount Zion Cemetery, Winfield, Cowley County, Kansas, USA.

 

Thanks to, https://www.wrecksite.eu/wreck.aspx?14084

https://www.navsource.org/archives/10/16/160342.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