Jones, Carl Willis

Rank and Name, Second Lieutenant Carl Willis Jones.

Unit/Placed in, 68th Fighter Squadron, 347th Fighter Group.

 

Carl is born approx. on 15 Jan. 1915 in Darke County, Ohio.

Father, Harry Thorton Jones.

Mother, Caroline (Hill) Jones.

Sister(s), Emel (Jones) Coder.

Brother(s), Elbert G. Jones.

Spouse, Alice (Gaule) Jones.

Son(s), Daniel (Jones) Coneway and Herbert Thornton Jones.

 

Carl enlisted the service in Ohio with service number # 0-578098.

 

Carl died when he was on a Test Flight got shot and crashed  in Sea an Drowned on 5 June 1944,  he is honored with a Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, Army Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.

 

Carl 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/units/usaaf/347fg/68fs.html

https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/details/LKK8-WBF

 

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/

Atkinson, Elmer Ellsworth

Rank and Name, Second Lieutenant Elmer Ellwood Atkinson.

Unit/Placed in, 132nd Infantry Regiment, Americal Division.

 

According some file’s he was made POW, but the Japanese found his remains and buried him without any identification, that’s way he is MIA.

 

Elmer is born approx. on 22 Jan. 1918 in Minnetonka, Minnesota.

Father, Harold E. Atkinson.

Mother, Margaret G. (Moyer) Atkinson.

Brother(s), Harold Atkinson.

 

Elmer enlisted the service in Minnesota with service number # 1301595.

 

Elmer was KIA during the Bougainville Campaign, the Japanese found his remains on 17 March 1944, he is honored with a Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart, Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, Army Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.

 

Elmer 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 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

Ashworth, Fred Wilson

Rank and Name, Private First Class Fred Wilson Ashworth.

Unit/Placed in, 129th Infantry Regiment, 37th Infantry Division.

 

Fred is born approx. on 1918 in Tennessee.

Parents and Siblings, No Record Available.

 

Fred enlisted the service in Tennessee with service number # 34188400.

 

Fred was KIA on Bougainville when he was hit by a Artillery Shel on 13 March 1944, he is honored with a Bronze Star Medal, 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.

 

Fred is buried/mentioned 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

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

Altfillisch, Albert Augustine

Rank and Name, Corporal Albert Augustine Altfillisch.

Unit/Placed in, Marine Torpedo Bomber Squadron 143 (VMTB-143).

 

Albert is born approx. on Aug. 26, 1924 in Pedro, South Dakota.

Father, Albertus C. Altfillisch.

Mother, Catherine Altfillisch.

Sister(s), Helen Altfillisch.

Brother(s), Micheal Altfillisch.

 

Albert enlisted the service in Minnesota with service number # 416573.

 

Albert was KIA in the attack on bougainville he was shot down by a Japanese fighter and crashed in Sea on Feb. 22, 1944,  he is honored with a Purple Heart, Air Medal, Combat Action Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, Expeditionary Medal Marine Corps, American Campaign Medal, Distinguished 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, http://www.adamsplanes.com/

https://military.wikia.org/wiki/VMTB-143

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

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

Website,

Philppine Info, http://www.philippine-scouts.org/

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

 

Allen, Ezekiel Curry

Allen, Ezekiel Curry

Rank and Name, Technical Sergeant Ezekiel Curry Allen.

Unit/Placed in on, Marine Scout Bomber Squadron-113 (VSMB-113), .

 

Ezekiel is born in July 1, 1916 in Abilane, Texas.

 

Father, George Allen.

Mother, Robbie L. (Stiles) Allen.

 

Ezekiel enlisted the service in Texas with service number # 424275.

 

Ezekiel died when the plane was seen to go into a flat spin and crash off the coast of Bougainville on Nov. 1, 1944, he is honored with a Combat Action Ribbon, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal and the WWII Victory Medal.

 

Ezekiel’s crew-members and their position on-board the plane a Dauntless SBD were;

Maj. Max B. Clinckebeard Pilot

TSgt. Ezekiel C. Allen Radio Operator/Gunner

 

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

Wall of the missing.

 

Thanks to https://www.facebook.com/VMSB-133-Marine-Scout-Bomber-Squadron-172618482801378/ Jean Louis Vijgen, ABMC,  https://abmc.gov Info P.O.W.

Wes Injerd, Dwight Rider: http://www.mansell.com/pow-index.html

NavyLog, http://navylog.navymemorial.org Philippine Scouts Heritage Society, Sean Conjenos, http://www.philippine-scouts.org/

Familysearch.com, https://www.familysearch.org Navy Marines Info Geoffrey Roecker, https://missingmarines.com/ Medals Info, http://www.honorstates.org Website, https://hendrikswebdesign.nl/

Marine Scout Bombing Squadron 133 (VSMB-133)
Marine Air Station Oahu, Hawaii Islands
Douglas SBD Dauntless
His rank Technical Sergeant

Alexander, Elbert Bernard

Alexander, Elbert Bernhard

Rank and Name, Private Elbert Bernhard Alexander.

Unit/Placed in, 2nd Battalion 9th Marine Regiment.

 

Elbert was born on Dec. 25, 1927 in Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee.

 

Father, Frank E. Alexander.

Mother, Etheleen A. (Shelton) Alexander.

Sisters, Frances R. , Eva M. and Jane Alexander.

Brothers, Frank E. and James E. Alexander.

 

Elbert enlisted the Navy in Tennessee with service number # 433730.

 

Elbert B. Alexander was Killed in Action during the Landing/Fights over Bougainville,He was in a L(anding) V(erhicle) T(racked) that was shot by Japanese gunfire near Cape Torokina (Piva/Numa Numa Trail), on Nov. 7, 1944 and he is honored with a Purple Heart,

 

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

 

Thanks to http://www.2ndbattalion9thmarines.org/ Jean Louis Vijgen, ABMC,  https://abmc.gov Info P.O.W.

Wes Injerd, Dwight Rider: http://www.mansell.com/pow-index.html

NavyLog, http://navylog.navymemorial.org Philippine Scouts Heritage Society, Sean Conjenos, http://www.philippine-scouts.org/

Familysearch.com, https://www.familysearch.org Navy Marines Info Geoffrey Roecker, https://missingmarines.com/ Medals Info, http://www.honorstates.org Website, https://hendrikswebdesign.nl/

2nd Battalion, 9th Marines
Landig Map Bougainville
His rank Private (no Insignia)

Adams, Manne Perry

Adams, Manne Perry

Rank/Name,  Lieutenant Manne Perry Adams.

Unit/Placed in, 3rd Battalion 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, Marine Corps.

 

Manne was born  on Nov. 14, 1917 in Fitzgerald,Ben Hil County, Georgia.

 

Father, Joseph M. Adams.

Mother, Sarah (Manne) Adams.

 

Manne entered  the service from Florida with service number # 0-114093.

 

Manne died during at the raid off Koiari, Bougianville (Operation Cartwheel), on Nov 29, 1944, he is honored with a Silver Star, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal and the WWII Victory Medal.

 

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

Wall of the missing.

 

Thanks to http://valor.militarytimes.co http://valor.militarytimes.com/recipient.php?recipientid=55172m/recipient.php?recipientid=55172 ABMC, https://abmc.gov  http://navylog.navymemorial.org Familysearch.com  https://www.familysearch.org Philippine Scouts Heritage Society http://www.philippine-scouts.org/ Honorstates http://www.honorstates.org,   Geoffrey Roecker https://missingmarines.com/ P.O.W. Info: http://www.mansell.com/pow-index.html  and Jean Louis Vijgen.

 

Listed in the World War II section is Lt. Manne Perry Adams, was the first Sebring man killed in battle in the South Pacific during that war, according to a newspaper article.

The article said that in his last letter home to his parents, Dr. and Mrs. Joseph Morris Adams of Sebring, he asked them to settle his affairs.

“Don’t be uneasy,” he wrote. “This settling up of my affairs does not mean that I am in any danger. The chances are I’ll be killed by falling out of a coconut tree or being run over by a jeep or dying from boredom.”

But, he was killed in battle on Nov. 29, 1943, apparently a day before the letter was delivered to his parents.

A subsequent article said that Adams was killed while administering blood plasma to a wounded man. For his bravery, Adams posthumously received the Silver Star.

In a citation quoted by the newspaper article, Secretary of the Navy Frank Knox wrote that the medal was issued “for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidbility during action against numerically superior enemy Japanese forces near Koi-ari, Bougainville, British Solomon Islands, on Nov. 29, 1943. Attached to a company, which was under extremely heavy machine gun and mortar and sniper fire, Lt. Adams repeatedly ministered to wounded men while under fire.

“On one occasion, he unhesitatingly exposed himself directly to Japanese sniper fire in order to administer blood plasma to a severely wounded man and was instantly killed while performing his task. Lt. Adams’ courageous spirit, of self-sacrifice in behalf of the men under his professional care, and his valiant conduct in the face of grave peril were in keeping with the highest traditions of the U.S. Naval Service. He gallantly gave his life for his country.”

 

3rd Battalion, 7th Marines (Regiment)
1st Marine Division
Manne Perry Adams
His rank Lieutenant

Alford Jr. , Fitzhugh

Alford Jr. , Fitzhugh

Rank and Name, First Lieutenant Major Fitzhugh Alford Jr.

Unit/Placed, Marine Fighter Attack Squadron VMSB-235, United    States Marine Corps.

 

Major was born in, 1920 in DeRidder, Louisiana.

 

Parents and Siblings, No Record Available.

 

Major enlisted the service in Louisiana with service number # O-21643.

 

 

Major’s crew-members and their position on-board the plane a SBD-5 were;

1st Lt. Major F. Alford Jr Pilot

Corp. Gene T. Baur Radio Operator/Gunner

 

Major F. Alford Jr.  was Killed in Action during the strike in Simpson Harbour, Bouganville, the plane took heavy AA Fire and prob. crashed , on June 16,  1944 and he is honored with a Purple Heart. Air Medal, American Campaign Medal and the WWII Victory Medal.

 

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

 

Thanks to https://www.pacificwrecks.com/aircraft/sbd/36913.html ABMC, https://abmc.gov Find a Grave https://www.findagrave.com/ Philippine Scouts Heritage Society http://www.philippine-scouts.org/ Honorstates http://www.honorstates.org,   Geoffrey Roecker https://missingmarines.com/ Rolland Swank and jean louis vijgen,Terry Hirsch.

 

Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 235 (VMSB-235)
Douglas SBD-5
Corp. Gene Tyre Bauer his Gunner on the Plane
His rank Major