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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.

Carter, Broward Lee

Rank and Name, Private Broward Lee Carter.
Unit/Placed in, 3rd Battalion (M-Comp), 2nd Marines, United States Marine Corps.

Broward is born approx. on 1 Sep. 1924 in DeFuniak Springs, Florida.
Mother, Ida C. Carter.
Sister(s), Betty Jean Carter.

Broward enlisted the service in Flordia with service number # 444095.

Broward was KIA in the Battle at Tarawa during the landing on Red 1 got shot on 20 Nov. 1943, he is honored with a Purple Heart, Combat Action Ribbon, Marine Good Conduct Medal, Marine Expeditionary Medal, American Campaign Medal, Navy & Marine Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.

Broward is buried/mentioned at Honolulu Memorial, Honolulu County, Hawaii U.S.A.
Courts of the missing.

Thanks to, https://www.nps.gov/parkhistory/online_books/npswapa/extcontent/usmc/pcn-190-003120-00/sec3.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/

Waltz, Royal Lawrence

Rank and Name, Private First Class Royal Lawrence Waltz.

Unit/Placed in, 1st Battalion (A-Comp) 18th Marines, United States Marine Corps.

 

Royal is born approx. on 8 Feb. 1923 in Armona, California.

Father, Royal Leander Waltz.

Mother, Maude Evelyn (Parrish) Waltz.

Sister(s), Martha Evelyn Waltz.

Brother(s), Freeland Parrish Waltz.

 

Royal enlisted the service in California with service number # 316170.

 

Royal was KIA during the landings on Red Beach (Tarawa) on 20 Nov. 1943, he is honored with a Purple Heart, Combat Action 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.

 

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

Courts of the missing.

Royal also has a Memorial Grave at Grangeville Cemetery, Armona, Kings County, California, USA.

 

Thanks to, https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/details/LKYY-ZBQ

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

Website,

Info, https://www.pacificwrecks.com/

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

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

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

 

In 2009, the non-profit organization History Flight located a burial site on Betio and recovered human remains there. This discovery prompted the reexamination of 94 sets of “Unknown” remains that had been previously recovered from Betio and moved to the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific in Hawaii. One set of “Unknown” remains was found to be associated with another set of remains recovered by History Flight, and DPAA analysts used modern forensic tools to identify these collective remains as those of PFC Waltz.

 

DPAA is grateful to History Flight and the Department of Veterans Affairs and for their partnerships in this mission.

 

Royal’s family placed a memorial marker at Grangeville Cemetery in Armona, CA (66011420) in hopes that one day he would be found and returned home.

Azerolo, Albert Francis

Rank and Name, Corporal Albert Francis Azerolo.

Unit/Placed in, 2nd Amphibian Tractor Battalion (Comp.- A), United States Marine Corp.

 

Albert is born approx. on 7 Feb. 1917 in St. Louis, Missouri.

Father, Paul J. Azerolo.

Mother, Catherine (Garbarino) Azerolo.

Sister(s), Celeste, Rosa A. Mary and Katherine S. Azerolo.

Brother(s), Charles L. Leonard J. and Paul J. Azerolo Jr.

Spouse, .

 

Albert enlisted the service in Missouri with service number # 366370.

 

Albert died of his wounds sustained during the landing on Tarawa and died onboard the USS Monrovia on 20 Nov. 1943, he is honored with a Purple Heart, Combat Action 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.

 

Albert 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

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

Bacon, Thomas Carl

Rank and Name, Private First Class Thomas Carl Bacon.

Unit/Placed in, 3rd Battalion (M-Comp), 2nd Marines, United States Marine Corps.

 

Thomas is born approx. on 22 April 1922 in Dakota County, Minnesota.

Father, John A. Bacon.

Mother, Mary G. (Madsen) Bacon.

Sister(s), Mary L. Bacon.

 

Thomas enlisted the service in Minnesota with service number # 357449.

 

George was KIA on Red Beach 1 during the amphibious landings at Tarawa Atoll on 20 Nov. 1943, he is honored with a Purple Heart, Combat Action Ribbon, Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal, Marine Corps Expeditionary Medal, American Campaign Medal, Navy & Marine Corps,  Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.

 

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

Courts of the missing.

 

Thanks to, https://www.ww2-pacific.com/soldaat/bacon-thomas-carl/

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/

Avery, Harvey Ferris

Rank and Name, Gunnery Sergeant Harvey Ferris Avery.

Unit/Placed in, 1st Bat (A-Comp) 8th Marines, United States Marine Corps.

 

Harvey is born approx. on 12 Feb. 1919 in Missoula, Montana.

Father, Harvey B. Avery.

Mother, Ferris L. (Brownell) Avery.

Sister(s), Mary C. Avery.

Brother(s), .

Spouse, .

 

Harvey enlisted the service in Montana with service number # 266861.

 

Harvey was KIA during the fights with the Japanese over the Airfield on Tarawa on Nov. 21, 1943, he is honored with a Purple Heart, Combat Action Ribbon, Marine Good Conduct Medal, Marine Expeditionary Medal, American Campaign Medal, Navy & Marine Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.

 

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

Courts of the missing.

 

Thanks to, http://tarawaontheweb.org/

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

Avant, Owen, Clayton

Rank and Name, Private Owen Clayton Avant.

Unit/Placed in, 2nd Battalion Tank Battalion (Comp-C), United States Marine Corps.

 

Owen is born approx. on 7 Jan. 1922 in Texas.

Father, Albert V. Avant.

Mother, Nettie B. (Walker) Avant.

Sister(s), Dovie B. and Lela J. Avant.

Brother(s), Cullen W. Avant.

 

Owen enlisted the service in Texas with service number # 474958.

 

Owen was KIA when his (LCM) Landing craft was Shot and sunk by the Shore Batteries on 20 Nov. 1943, he is honored with a Purple Heart, Combat Action Ribbon, Marine Good Conduct Medal, Marine Expeditionary Medal, American Campaign Medal, Navy & Marine Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.

 

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

Courts of the missing.

He also has a Memorial Grave at Payne Springs Cemetery, Payne Springs, Henderson County, Texas, USA.

 

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

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

Ault, Joseph Edwin

Rank and Name, Private First Class Joseph Edwin Ault.

Unit/Placed in, 3rd Battalion (Weapons Comp.), 8th Marines, United States Marine Corps.

 

Joseph is born approx. on 29 Aug. 1909 in Knoxville, Tennessee.

Father, Samuel A. C. Ault.

Mother, Anna G. (Newman) Ault.

Sister(s), Vera M and Wilella C. Ault.

 

Joseph enlisted the service in North Carolina with service number # 470801.

 

Joseph was KIA during the First wave (Battle of Tarawa) landing on Red Beach 2 on 20 Nov. 1943, he is honored with a Purple Heart, Combat Action Ribbon, Marine Good Conduct Medal, Marine Expeditionary Medal, American Campaign Medal, Navy & Marine Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.

 

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

Courts of the missing.

He also has a Memorial Grave at Forest Lawn West Cemetery

Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, USA

 

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

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

Audette, Osea Alexander

Rank and Name, Sergeant Osea Alexander Audette.

Unit/Placed in, Second Battalion (F-Comp), Second Marines, United States Marine Corps.

 

Osea is born approx. on 1 June, 1916 in Worchester County, Massachusetts.

Father, Alexander J. Audette.

Mother, Mary Bella B. (Gagner) Audette.

Brother(s), Ernest L. Audette.

 

Osea enlisted the service in Massachusetts with service number # 304518.

 

Osea was KIA during the First wave (Battle of Tarawa) landing on Red Beach 2 on 20 Nov. 1943, he is honored with a Purple Heart, Combat Action Ribbon, Marine Good Conduct Medal, Marine Expeditionary Medal, American Campaign Medal, Navy & Marine Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.

 

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

Courts of the missing.

He also has a Memorial Grave at Notre Dame Cemetery, Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, USA.

 

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

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

Atkins, George Joseph

Rank and Name, Private First Class George Joseph Atkins.

Unit/Placed in, 3rd Battalion (M-Comp), 2nd Marines, United States Marine Corps.

 

George is born approx. on 6 Dec. 1919 in Chicago, Illinois.

Father, Samuel M. Atkins.

Mother, Alphosine M. (LaLonde) Atkins.

Sister(s), Mary A. Atkins.

Brother(s), Thomas L. Atkins.

 

George enlisted the service in District of Columbia with service number # 481561.

 

George was KIA on Red Beach 1 during the amphibious landings at Tarawa Atoll on 20 Nov. 1943, he is honored with a Purple Heart, Combat Action Ribbon, Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal, Marine Corps Expeditionary Medal, American Campaign Medal, Navy & Marine Corps,  Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.

 

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

Courts of the missing.

He also has a Memorial Grave at Saint Joseph’s Cemetery, West Branch, Ogemaw County, Michigan, 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