Garcia, Claudio

Rank and Name, Private Claudio N. Garcia.

Unit/Placed in, 102nd Engineer Combat Battalion, 27th Infantry Division.

Claudio is born approx. on 1921.

Claudio enlisted the service in California with service number # 39075495.

Claudio remains were found at Saipan on 7 July 1944, he is honored with a Good Combat Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, Army Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.

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

Courts 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/

WordPress en/of Wooncommerce oplossingen, https://www.siteklusjes.nl/

Military Recovery,  https://www.dpaa.mil/

Garcia, David

Rank and Name, Private First Class David E. Garcia.

Unit/Placed in, 19th Infantry Regiment, 24th Infantry Division.

David is born on 1920.

David enlisted the service in California with service number # 39684336.

David was KIA by a Mortar shell when they attacked Hill 522, Leyte on, 20 Oct. 1944, he is honored with a Purple Heart, Good Combat Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, Army Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.

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

Walls of the missing.

Thanks to, https://www.24thida.com/

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/

Garcia, Benny

Rank and Name, Private First Class Benny C. Garcia.

Unit/Placed in, 200th Coast Artillery Regiment.

Benny was serving with the Coast Artillery Corps (Anti-Aircraft) in the Bataan Peninsula, Philippines when Japan began their invasion of 8 Dec 1941. The USA surrendered to them on 9 Apr 1942. He survived the Bataan Death March that followed, and was imprisoned at Camp Cabanatuan, he went on transport to a pow Camp in Japan with the “Hell Ship” Arisan Maru when it was sunk by the American submarine USS Shark, (Hell Ships were not marked as POW carriers).

 Camp Cabanatuan(Pangatian) (former HQ 91st Philippine army Division)

After the Japanese occupation in 1942, the camp was converted by the Imperial Japanese Army into the Cabanatuan POW Camp. At its height, 8,000 prisoners were detained at this location. The prisoners also included some civilians including one British and one Norwegian citizen.  This POW Camp detained prisoners until liberated during the night of January 30, 1945.

 The rectangular camp spanned roughly 25 acres and was 800 yards deep by 600 yards wide, divided by a road in the center. The camp consisted of a barracks for Japanese guards, barracks for prisoners, a hospital and water tower enclosed by barbed wire with guard towers.

Arisan Maru

The Arisan Maru was a Hell Ships (former Cargo, used for Transport POW’s to other Camps) sunk on Nov. 24, 1944.

The Arisan Maru, sailed from Manila on October 11, 1944 for Japan. This ship was sunk by the American submarine, USS Shark with three torpedoes, on November 24, 1944. There were 1800 POWs aboard – nine men survived this sinking. Two days later, five of the survivors were rescued by a Chinese fishing junk. The Chinese helped them reach American Air Corps forces. Other survivors were recaptured by a Japanese destroyer and taken to Formosa.

This Hell Ship sank in the South China Sea making it the worst naval disaster in the history of the United States.

 Benny is born approx. on 18 April 1919 in Bernalillo County, New Mexico.

Father, Octavio Garcia.

Mother, Sarite M. Garcia.

Sister(s), Coranelo A. and Evangslin L. Garcia.

Brother(s), Calstro B. Garcia.

Benny enlisted the service in New Mexico with service number # 20842976.

Benny was KIA when the Arisan Maru was Torpedoed (friendly fire, no awareness of pow transport) by the U.S. Submarine USS Shark with three torpedoes, he tried to escape and the Japanese guards shot him on Oct 24, 1944, he is honored with a Purple Heart, Good Combat Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.

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

Walls of the missing.

Benny also has a Memorial Grave at Santa Fe National Cemetery

Santa Fe, Santa Fe County, New Mexico, USA.

 

Thanks to, https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/details/LR4Q-MWH

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/

Edwards, Albert Thomas

Rank and Name, Sergeant Albert Thomas Edwards.

Unit/Placed in, 192nd Tank Battalion.

Camp O’Donnell

(Army Training Base, not yet in use)

He survived the Death March and faced now the horrific conditions at Camp O’Donnell. about 1500 American and 22,000 Filipino prisoners of war died at Camp O’Donnell from starvation, disease and the brutal treatment received at the hands of the captors during the few months it was open.

Arisan Maru

The Arisan Maru was a Hell Ships (former Cargo, used for Transport POW’s to other Camps) sunk on Nov. 24, 1944.

The Arisan Maru, sailed from Manila on October 11, 1944 for Japan. This ship was sunk by the American submarine, USS Shark with three torpedoes, on November 24, 1944. There were 1800 POWs aboard – nine men survived this sinking. Two days later, five of the survivors were rescued by a Chinese fishing junk. The Chinese helped them reach American Air Corps forces. Other survivors were recaptured by a Japanese destroyer and taken to Formosa.

This Hell Ship sank in the South China Sea making it the worst naval disaster in the history of the United States.

 

Albert is born on 27/29 Dec. 1915/1916 in Chicago, Ohio.

Father, William A. Edwards.

Mother, Isabella (Christmas) Edwards.

Albert enlisted the service in Illinois with service number # 20600365.

Albert died when the Arisan Maru was Torpedoed and sunk on 24 Oct. 1944, he is honored with a Purple Heart, Good Combat Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, Army 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://bataanproject.com/

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/

Edwards, Albert Allen

Rank and Name, Seaman Second Class Albert Allen Edwards.

Unit/Placed in, USS Mount Hood (AE-11) Ammunition ship, United States Naval Reserve.

Albert is born on 1919 in New York.

Father, Albert Edwards.

Mother, Marie Edwards.

Sister(s), Claire, Elizabeth, Miriam and Dolores Edwards.

Brother(s), George, William and Vincent Edwards.

Albert enlisted the service in New York with service number # 8984607.

Albert died when nearly 4 Tons of ammunition aboard the USS Mount Hood exploded killing all Crewmembers and damaged more than 38 ships at Seeadler Harbor, Manus Island on 10 Nov. 1944, 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.

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/about-us/leadership/director/directors-corner/h-grams/h-gram-039/h-039-5.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/

Edwards, Colon William

Rank and Name, Private First Class Colon William Edwards.

Unit/Placed in, 128th Infantry Regiment, 32nd Infantry Division ”Red Arrow”.

Colon is born on 4 Oct. 1920 in Georgia.

Colon enlisted the service in Georgia with service number # 34441436.

Colon was KIA at Ormoc Valley when they crossed the Leyte River he was shot by the Japanese on 22 Nov. 1944,  he is honored with a Purple Heart, Good Combat Ribbon, Combat Infantry Badge, Marksmanship Badge, Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, Army Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.

Colon 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/

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/

Edwards, Dallas Fayette

Rank and Name, Electrician’s Mate Second Class Dallas Fayette Edwards.

Unit/Placed in, USS Warrington (DD-383) Destroyer, United States Naval Reserve.

Dallas is born on 13 Sep. 1921 in Boyle, Kentucky.

Father, Francis Marion Edwards.

Mother, Mary Agnes (Godby) Edwards.

Sister(s), Martha E. Elizabeth Lucretia and Anette Edwards.

Brother(s), Luther Martin, William Albert, William Melvin and Jesse J. Edwards.

Spouse, Justine (Gifford) Edwards.

Dallas enlisted the service in Kentucky with service number # 6346639.

Dallas died when the USS Warrington sank in a hurricane off the Bahamas on 13 September 1944, he is honored with a Good Combat Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, Expeditionary Medal, American Campaign Medal, Navy & Marine Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.

Dallas is 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/G9WW-LD2

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/

Edwards, Clyde Clinton

Rank and Name, Aviation Machinist’s Mate Second Class Clyde Clinton Edwards.

Unit/Placed in, Commander Aircraft Seventh Fleet, United States Naval Reserve.

“Petty Officer Edwards was killed in an aircraft crash and initially listed as Missing in Action with an administrative date of death as February 4, 1946. Following the war, the aircraft was located and he was identified. He is buried in Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery, San Antonio, TX. His name is permanently engraved on the Walls of the Missing at Manila American Cemetery.

Clyde is born on 18 September 1919 in Texas.

Father, Dewitt Acles Edwards.

Mother, Onie Eta (Pricer) Edwards.

Sister(s), Lois E. and Margaret Louise Edwards.

Spouse, Alberta Faye (Gulley) Edwards.

Clyde enlisted the service in Texas with service number # 3570390.

Clyde‘s Crew-members and their position on-board the plane a Douglas R4D-5 (DC-3)-  were,

Ltjg.                  John D. Gross             Pilot

Ens.                  Maurice D. Linder       Co Pilot

AMM1.              George H. Beier Jr.      Passenger

ARM2.               Alva L. Cloepvil           Passenger

AMM1.              Frank H. Dodge          Passenger

AMM1.              Dale E. Drake             Passenger

AMM2.              Clyde C. Edwards        Passenger

ACMM.              William H. Eldridge     Passenger

AMM1.              Leroy R. Hamilton      Passenger

SMN1.               Donald E. Huddelston  Passenger

AMM2.              Robert E. Keil             Passenger

PHM2.               Lee R. Morris              Passenger

Machinist           Ben W. Murray           Passenger

AMM2.              Marlin R. Myers          Passenger

AMM2.              Leo Suire                   Passenger

AMM1.              Charles H. Zaremba     Passenger

 

Clyde was KIA the plane took off from Mareeba Airfield on a flight to Cairns Airfield then took off again on a flight bound for Momote Airfield on Los Negros Island where it never arrived his destination (it was crashed at New Guinea) on 23 July 1944, 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.

He was first buried/mentioned at Manila American Cemetery and Memorial Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines.

Walls of the missing.

After his Recovery an Rosette was placed with his name and he is now buried at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, USA.

Thanks to, https://pacificwrecks.com/aircraft/r4d/39090.html

https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/details/G49P-Y7Q

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/

RECOVERED

 

On October 1, 1970 the two man patrol from the New Guinea Administration located the skeletal remains of an indeterminate number of personnel at the crash site. These remains were recovered and turned over to the U. S. military.

The crew were individually identified with five buried not individually identified. The remains were transported to the Philippines and United States for permanent burial.

Petty Officer Edwards was killed in an aircraft crash and initially listed as Missing in Action with an administrative date of death as February 4, 1946. Following the war, the aircraft was located and he was identified. He is buried in Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery, San Antonio, TX. His name is permanently engraved on the Walls of the Missing at Manila American Cemetery

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.

Young, Buford John

Rank and Name, Ships Cook Second Class Buford John Young.

Unit/Placed in, USS Harder (SS-257) Submarine, United States Navy.

Buford is born approx. on 26 June 1918 in Lutie, Texas.

Father, Robert Jason Young.

Mother, Catherine Elizabeth (Miller) Young.

Sister(s), Arlene Lois and Katie Lou Young.

Brother(s), Orvil Adolph and Robert Jason Young.

Spouse, Winnie Gale (Kirklin) Young.

Son, Buford John Young.

Buford enlisted the service in Texas with service number # 3562152.

Buford was KIA not known probably sunk by depth charge attack on 24 Aug. 1944, 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.

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

Walls of the missing.

Buford also had a Memorial Grave at South Fairview Cemetery

Wellington, Collingsworth County, Texas, USA

Thanks to, http://www.oneternalpatrol.com/young-b-j.htm

https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/details/2WNJ-BRG

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/

Young, Chester L.

Rank and Name, Corporal Chester L. Young.

Unit/Placed in, Air Corps, United States Air Force.

 

A.T.C (Air Transport Command)

Section of the The North Atlantic Air Ferry route was a series of Air Routes over the North Atlantic Ocean on which aircraft were ferried from the United States and Canada to Great Britain during World War II to support combat operations in the European Theater of Operations (ETO).

 

Chester is born approx. on 1917 in Kentucky.

Spouse, Carmen R. Young.

Chester enlisted the service in  with service number # 32501216.

 

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

Flight Officer           Gordon E. Robinson           Pilot

Flight Officer           Rudolph R. Vizzini             Co Pilot

Flight Officer           Thomas A. Stoback            Navigator

2nd Lt.                    Bernard R. Nies                Bombardier

Sergeant                Emil E. Pappenfuse            Engineer/Gunner

Corporal                 Chester L. Young               Radar Operator/Gunner

Corporal                 Calvin J. Hoff                   Top Turret Gunner

Corporal                 Bert Holland                    Left Waist Gunner

Corporal                 Charles A. Bullen               Right Waist Gunner

Corporal                 John F. Buckley                Tail Gunner

Chester died (no record) Plane took off at Labrador for a Ferring Mission to Europe but probably crashed in the American Sector and was never heard of on 4 Nov. 1944,  he is honored with a Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, Army Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.

Chester 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.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/