Davis, Alfred Charles

Rank and Name, Sergeant Alfred Charles Davis.

Unit/Placed in, 8th Bomber Squadron, 3rd Attack Group “The Grim Reapers”.

 

Alfred is born approx. on 19 February 1918 in Detroit, Michigan.

Father, Alfred Christopher Davis.

Mother, Elenor F. (Lofee) Davis.

 

Alfred enlisted the service in Michigan with service number # 16064817.

 

Alfred‘s Crew-members and their position on-board the plane a B-25  were,

Captain        William H. Webster            Pilot                (survived)

1st Lt.           Robert B. Wedener            Co Pilot            (survived)

Captain        Francis J. Murpy               Navigator         (survived)

Sgt.              Alfred J. Davis                  Engineer          (MIA/KIA)

Sgt.              Lawrence M. Allport          Radio Operator (survived)

Alfred was KIA on the weather reconnaissance mission they were intercepted by some Nakajima Ki-43, in the fight Top Turret Gunner Alfred C. Davis got killed, one engine got damaged and a fire occurred, the plane crashed in the sea and it sank  immediately on 9 July 1943, 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.

 

Alfred 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/b-25/41-30313.html

https://8thattacksqdnassoc.tripod.com/WWII.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/

Davis Jr. , Archie Cecil

Rank and Name, Flight Officer Archie Cecil Davis Jr.

Unit/Placed in, 9th Fighter Squadron, 49th Fighter Group, United States Air Force.

 

Archie is born approx. on 1923 in Georgia.

Father, Archie Cecil Davis.

Mother, Margaret J. David.

Brother(s), J. Harold and Edward L. Davis.

 

Archie enlisted the service in Georgia with service number # T-186352.

 

Archie was KIA when flying over the Wau area, Papua New Guinea he was shot down by an enemy plane on 11 July 1943,  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.

 

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

Walls of the missing.

 

Thanks to, http://www.historyofwar.org/air/units/USAAF/49th_Fighter_Group.html

https://www.ozatwar.com/49fg.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/

Taylor, Buck A.

Rank and Name, Second Lieutenant Buck A. Taylor.

Unit/Placed in, 145th Infantry Regiment, 37th Infantry Division ”Buckeye”.

 

Buck is born approx. on 1917 in Ohio.

 

Buck enlisted the service in Ohio with service number # 1794881.

 

Buck was KIA near Bibilo Hill in the fights over Airfield Munda on 25 July 1943, he is honored with a Purple Heart, Combat Infantry Badge, Marksman ship Badge, Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, Army Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.

 

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

 

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/

Website,

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

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

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

Jones, Aubrey C.

Rank and Name, Private First Class Aubrey C. Jones.

Unit/Placed in, 163rd Infantry Regiment, 41st Infantry Division.

 

Aubrey is born approx. on 1915 in Arkansas.

 

Aubrey enlisted the service in Michigan with service number # 36125077.

 

Aubrey was KIA when he was hit by mortar fire in the fights over the Sanananda Roadblock on 9 Jan. 1943, he is honored with a Purple Heart, Good Conduct Medal, Combat Infantry Badge, Marksmanship Badge, American Campaign Medal, Army Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.

 

Aubrey 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

Website,

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

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

Baggett, Sidney Lanier

Rank and Name, Sergeant Sidney Lanier Baggett.

Unit/Placed in, 320th Bomber Squadron, 90th Bomber Group, Heavy.

 

Sidney is born approx. on 15 June 1921 in Shreveport, Louisiana.

Father, Oscar G. Baggett.

Mother, Lutie E. (Daniel) Baggett.

Brother(s), William L. Oscar R. Al D. and Claude T. Baggett.

 

Sidney enlisted the service in Louisiana with service number # 38187519.

 

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

Captain        Lawrence N. Smith            Pilot

1st Lt.           George M. Dempster          Co Pilot

1st Lt.           Harry M. Stoll                   Navigator

1st Lt.           Kenneth E. Twitty             Bombardier

F/O.             Daryl M. Stewart               Observer

T/Sgt.          John H. Lenaghan             Engineer

T/Sgt.          Paul D. Waithe                  Radio Operator

S/Sgt.           William C. Gotcher             Gunner

S/Sgt.           Carl A. Canady                 Gunner

Sgt.              Sidney L. Baggett              Gunner

S/Sgt.           William H. Bundy              Tail Gunner

S/Sgt.           Mercy Rendon Jr.              Photographer

Sidney was KIA when after the Bomb drop they were attached and the engine’s and crewmembers got shot till they crashed at Karau, Papua New Guinea on 1 Dec. 1943, 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.

 

Sidney 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/b-24/42-40830.html

http://www.fallingrain.com/world/PP/11/Karau.html

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/

Bader, Walter Earl

Rank and Name, Captain Walter Earl Bader.

Unit/Placed in, 499th Bomber Squadron, 345th Bomber Group, Medium.

 

Walter is born approx. on 1919 in Baltimore, Maryland.

Father, John H. Bader.

Mother, Caroline T. Bader.

Sister(s), Elizabeth C. and Catherine M. Bader.

Brother(s), Johnathan H. William C. and Robert D. Bader.

 

Walter enlisted the service in Maryland with service number # 0-792426.

 

Walter‘s Crew-members and their position on-board the plane a B-25  were,

Captain        Alden W. Thompson Jr.      Pilot

2nd Lt.          George W. Cagle                Co Pilot

Captain        Walter E. Bader                Navigator

TSgt.            Walter A. Malone              Radio Operator/Gunner

SSgt.            Norman J. Zinda              Gunner

Walter was KIA when they made a dive for strafing an misjudged their altitude and hit the palm trees that made them crash on 9 Sep. 1943,  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.

 

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

Walls of the missing.

His and the Crew Remains were recovered.

 

Thanks to, https://pacificwrecks.com/aircraft/b-25/41-30516.html

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/

Bacon Jr. , Jay Darwin

Rank and Name, Lieutenant Jay Darwin Bacon Jr.

Unit/Placed in, , Patrol Squadron VP-51 (PB4Y1), United States Naval Reserve.

The PB4Y-1 Liberator was the Navy’s version of the Army Air Force B-24. Frank was part of a bombing mission that included 9 PB4Y-1 Liberator’s, 10 P-38 Lightnings, and twelve F4U Corsairs. The entire group was attacked by 30 Japanese A6M Zeros & about 15 A6M2-N floatplanes. Two of the 9 PB4Y-1 Liberator’s, 4 P-38G’s, and 2 F4U-1 Corsair’s were lost in this mission. This mission became known as the “Saint Valentine’s Day Massacre” since a total of 26 Navy and Air Force servicemen were lost.

 

Jay is born approx. on 28 April 1916 in Colorado.

Father, Jay D. Bacon Sr.

Mother, Harriett (Chestnut) Bacon.

Sister(s), Marjorie Bacon.

Spouse, Barbara M. (Hinshaw) Bacon.

 

Jay enlisted the service in California with service number # 0-079900.

 

Jay‘s Crew-members on-board the plane a PB4Y-1  were,

Lt.               Jay D. Bacon Jr.      Pilot

Ensign          Edward J Kolazyk    Co Pilot

Aom2c.         Frank E. Atkins

Arm2.          William Barber

Arm1.          Frank L. Betz Jr

Amm1.         Jessie L. Henderson

Amm2.         Norman L. North

Amm2.         John M. Walker

Amm2.         Oscar K. Ward

Amm3.         Roy R. Wells

Aom3.          Joseph H. Zattera

Jay was KIA during the Island Strike on Bougainville, when he was attack by several enemy Fighters, and was shot down on Feb. 14, 1943, he is honored with a Distinguished Flying Cross, 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.

 

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

Walls of the missing.

 

Thanks to Mission-Info; https://pacificwrecks.com/aircraft/pb4y-1/bacon.html

Plane-Info;  https://pacificwrecks.com/aircraft/pb4y-1/31950.html

Date-Info; https://pacificwrecks.com/date/1943/02/14.html

https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/details/LR6K-HPF

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/

 

Jay Darwin Bacon

HOME OF RECORD:

Everett, Washington

AWARDS BY DATE OF ACTION:1 of 1

Distinguished Flying Cross

AWARDED FOR ACTIONS
DURING World War II

Service: Navy

Rank: Lieutenant

GENERAL ORDERS:

CITATION:

The President of the United States of America takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross (Posthumously) to Lieutenant Jay Darwin Bacon (NSN: 0-79900), United States Navy, for extraordinary achievement while participating in numerous combat flights during the periods 1 to 9 June 1942, and 27 January 1943 to 14 February 1943; and for the daylight bombardment of Bougainville on 14 February 1943.

Tabb, Raymond Alvin

Name and Rankin, Captain Raymond Alvin Tabb.

Unit/Placed in, 8th Squadron ”Reapers Harvest”, 3rd Attack Group Light.

 

Raymond was born approx. on 1919 in Oklahoma.

Father, Allen H. Tabb.

Mother, Vesta M. (Boatman) Tabb.

Sister, Geraldine O. Tabb.

Brothers, Closyse C. , Allen L., Kenneth D. and Harlan N. Tabb.

 

Raymond enlisted  the service in Oklahoma with sevice number # O-431570.

 

Raymond A. Tabb was a Co-Pilot on a B-25 in the 8th Squadron.

 

Raymond‘s Crew-members and their position on-board the plane a B-25  were,

1st Lt.          Harlan Reid                      Pilot

1st Lt.          Raymond A. Tabb             Co Pilot

Sgt.              Ray E. Smith                    Navigator/Radio Operator

Cpl.              Robert Lemons                  Gunner

 

Raymond was KIA on record, he survived the Crash at New Guinea, best guess is he was executed in after being captured  by the Japanese, on June 23, 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.

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

Walls of the Missing.

 

Thanks to the https://pacificwrecks.com/aircraft/b-25/41-12980.html

http://www.3rdattackgroup.org/

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/

Uhler, William L.

Name and Rank, Captain William L. Uhler.

Unit/Placed in, 71th Bomber Squadron, 38th Bomber Group (Heavy).

 

William was born approx. on 1916 in  Baltimore (City), Maryland.

Father, Elmer Uhler.

Mother, Maggie Uhler.

Sisters, Victoria and Catherine Uhler.

Brothers, Bernhard, Russell, Charles, Gilbert an Edward Uhler.

 

William entered  the service from New York City with service number # 12033535.

 

William L. Uhler was a Captain in the 71th Bomber Squadron.

 

William’s crewmembers and their positions onboard the B-25 were,

Cap.             William L. Uhler                Pilot

2nd Lt.         Owen H. Salvage               Co Pilot

1st Lt.          Donneelly R. McMillan        Navigator

S/Sgt.          Josep H. McDonough Radio Operator

S/Sgt.          Gerard H. Fontier              Gunner

 

William was KIA when he tried to avoid an attack,  then his plane collided with other and crashed, on Aug 2, 1943, 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.

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

Tablets of the Missing.

 

Thanks to http://www.sunsetters38bg.com/

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/

Fabiano, Peter R.

Name and Rank, Sergeant Peter R. Fabiano.

Unit/Placed in, 42nd Bomber Squadron, 11th Bomber Group (Heavy).

 

Peter R. Fabiano was born approx. on 1921 in Winnebago County, Illinois.

Father, Domenic Fabiano.

Mother, Jennie (Cassaro) Fabiano.

Sisters, Sarah, Mary Jane and Marie Fabiano.

Brothers, Nicholas and Anthony Fabiano.

 

Peter entered  the service from Chicago, Illinois in Nov. 12, 1940 with service number # 16003241.

 

Peter R. Fabiano was a Radio Operator (B-17) in the 42nd Bomber Squadron.

 

Peter’s crewmembers and their position onboard the B-17 were;

 

Cap.             Harold P. Henley              Pilot

1st Lt.          Charles D. Bingham           Co Pilot

2nd Lt.         John J. Jackson                Navigator

S/Sgt.           Creste O. Natiello              Bombardier

T/Sgt.          Lester L. Gudenschwager    Engineer

S/Sgt.           William J. Toopo                Asst. Engineer

S/Sgt.           John N. Powers                 Radio Operator

Sgt.              Peter R. Fabiano               Asst. Radio Operator

S/Sgt.           Willet T. Allen                   Gunner

T/Sgt.          Martin L. Carper Jr.          Gunner

 

Peter was KIA after the Mission the formation turned right (eastward) toward Choiseul Bay, and were intercepted by several Zeros. The plane was shot down by Zeros over Bougainville and crashed into Shortland Harbor area, on Feb. 1, 1943, he is honored with an Air Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, Distinguished Flying Cross,  Purple Heart, Silver Star Medal, Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, Army Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.

 

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

Walls of the Missing

 

Thanks to http://11thbombgroup.org/

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/