Backus, William E.

Rank and Name, Sergeant William E. Backus.

Unit/Placed in, 177th Engineer General Service Regiment.

 

William is born approx. on 18 Sep. 1918 in Manchester, New Hampshire.

Father, Vernon E. Backus.

Mother, Beatrice (Inman) Backus.

 

William enlisted the service in Florida with service number # 20428352.

 

William‘s Crew-members and their position on-board the plane a C-47  were,

Mr.              Roy Proebstle,         pilot,

Mr.              Peter Blivens           copilot,

Pvt.              James A. George Jr. Radio Operator

 

Mr.              Carl V. Harris                  Passenger

Lt.               Athel L. Gill                     Passenger

SIC.              Bernard J. Ortego            Passenger

CWO            Floyd M. Appleman           Passenger

Sgt.              William E. Backus             Passenger

Ma.              j Rudolph F. Bostelman       Passenger

Lt.               Orlando J. Buck               Passenger

Cpl.              Charles Dykema               Passenger

Pvt.              Charles E. Ellis                 Passenger

T-5.             Maurice R. Gibbs              Passenger

Pvt.              Anthony Kasper               Passenger

PFC.             Alfred S. Madison             Passenger

Pvt.              Howard A. Pevey              Passenger

PFC.             Clifford E. Phillips             Passenger

T-4.             Timothy D. Stevens           Passenger

T-5.             Edward S. Stoering          Passenger

 

William died in the plane crash, the aircraft hit the slope of Mt Deception located in the Denali National Park, Alaska on 18 Sep. 1944,  he is honored with a Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, Army Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.

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

Courts of the missing.

He also has a Memorial Grave at, Lake Wales Cemetery, Lake Wales, Polk County, Florida, USA.

 

Thanks to, https://www.baaa-acro.com/crash/crash-douglas-c-47a-90-dl-mt-deception-19-killed

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/

Roelher, Helen Mary

Name and Rank, Ensign Helen Mary Roehler.

Unit/Placid in, 28th Field Hospital, Naval Base Mears Dutch Harbor, Alaska, United States Navy.

 

 

Helen  was born approx. on 10 July 1918 in Minnesota.

 

Father, William L. Roehler.

Mother, Carrie Roehler.

Sister, Valerie, Mary and Adela Roehler

Brother, Henry and Oscar Roehler.

 

Helen entered  the service from Minnesota with service number # no record.

 

Helen M. Roehler was a nurse in the United States Navy.

 

Ensign Helen M. Roehler and her colleges, Lt. Lucille Hendricks  and Ensign Ruby Touquan got Killed as passengers, with Pilot Lt. Leroy McElroy, when the plane a Grumman J4F-2, flew from Dutch Harbor to Otter Point, Umnak Island, Alaska and crashed on Mount Idak, in Alaska on April 23, 1944.

 

Helen is buried at Fort Snelling National Cemetery, Minneapolis, Hennepin County,

Minnesota, USA.

 

Thanks to Three Norco nurses who died in World War II are forgotten no longer – Press Enterprise (pe.com)

 

https://www.myamericannurse.com/three-nurses-died-world-war-ii-forgotten-no-longer/

 

https://www.facebook.com/rememberthosewhoserved/posts/1323532921029292/

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

Ashby, John Henry

Rank and Name, Machinist’s Mate Third Class John Henry Ashby.

Unit/Placed in, 8th Special Naval Construction Battalion, United States Navy.

 

John is born approx. on 15 March 1916 in Illinois.

Father, Earl Ashby.

Mother, Ella (Carney) Ashby.

Brother(s), ????? Ashby.

Spouse, Alma (Mitchell) Ashby.

 

John enlisted the service in Illinois with service number # 8513683.

 

John died in the Aleutians (Alaska) on 14 Dec. 1944, he is honored with a Combat Action Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, Expeditionary Medal, American Campaign Medal, Navy & Marine Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.

 

John 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

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