Astarita, John Michael

Rank and Name, Seaman First Class John Michael Astarita.

Unit/Placed in, USS Seawolf (SS-197) Submarine, United States Naval Reserve.

 

John is born approx. on 28 March 1924 in New York.

Father, Thomas Astarita.

Mother and Siblings, No Record Available.

 

John enlisted the service in New York with service number # 8087397.

 

John died on War Patrol, they Sunk Presumably from friendly fire from the Destroyer USS Rowell on 3 Oct. 1944 on, he is honored with a 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.

 

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

Walls of the missing.

 

Thanks to, http://www.oneternalpatrol.com/astarita-j-m.htm

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

Asa, Marion Lee

Rank and Name, Lieutenant Junior Grade Marion Lee Asa.

Unit/Placed in, USS Seawolf (SS-197) Submarine, United States Navy.

 

Marion is born approx. on 6 July, 1919 in Gardner, Illinois.

Father, Archibald L. Asa.

Mother, Evelyn B. (Cobb) Asa.

Sister(s), June E. Asa.

Spouse, Marjorie J. Asa.

 

Marion enlisted the service in Illinois with service number # 0-223978.

 

Marion died on War Patrol they Sunk Presumably from friendly fire from the Destroyer USS Rowell on 3 Oct. 1944, he is honored with a Bronze Star Medal, 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.

 

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

Walls of the missing.

He also has a Memorial Grave at Braceville-Gardner Cemetery, Braceville, Grundy County, Illinois, VS.

 

Thanks to, http://www.oneternalpatrol.com/asa-m-l.htm

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

Anderson, Jessie (Jesse) A

Rank and Name, Technical Sergeant Jess(ie)e A. Anderson.

Unit/Placed in, 370th Bomber Squadron, 307th Bomber Group (Heavy).

 

Jessie is born approx. on Dec. 13, 1913 in Texas.

Parents and Siblings, No Record Available.

Spouse, Dorothy B. Anderson.

 

Jessie enlisted the service in Texas with service number # 18189240.

 

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

1st Lt.           Robert N. Gage                 Pilot

2nd Lt.          Harry J. Willis                  Co Pilot

1st Lt.           Paul J. Esser Jr.                Navigator

1st Lt.           Charles B. Clark                Bombardier

T/Sgt.          Jessie A. Anderson             Engineer

S/Sgt.           Fern O. Bruebaker             Asst. Engineer

T/Sgt.          Richard D. Stone               Radio Operator

S/Sgt.           Archie M. Dunn                 Radar Observer

S/Sgt.           Raymond Artirie               Gunner

S/Sgt.           Melvin G. Ruckriegel          Gunner

 

Jessie was KIA after the Mission when they were attacked by a Japanese Fighter or shot down by Anti-Aircraft on Oct. 3, 1944, he is honored with an Air Medal with 5 Oak Leaf Cluster, Purple Heart, Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, Distinguished Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.

 

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

Walls of the missing.

He also has a Memorial Grave at South Park Cemetery, Pearland, Brazoria County, Texas, USA.

 

Thanks to, http://www.307bg.net/history/squadrons.asp

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,

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

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

Ambule, Kenneth Richard

Rank and Name, Ensign Kenneth Richard Ambule.

Unit/Placed in, Patrol Bombing Squadron 146 (VPB-146), United States Naval Reserve.

 

Kenneth is born approx. on May 16, 1923 in Chicago, Illinois.

Father, Dirk Ambuul.

Mother, Myrtle (Kroker) Ambuul.

 

Kenneth enlisted the service in Illinois with service number # 0-305900.

 

Kenneth‘s Crew-members and their position on-board the plane a PV-1 were,

Ensign          Kenneth R. Ambule            Pilot

Ensign          Robert A. Delop

Ltjg.             William B. Taylor

Arm1c         George V. Robinson

Amm3c        John R. Kendall

Aom3c         Earl A. Leyten

Amm2c        Francis R. Harris

 

Kenneth was KIA over Borneo and the plane crashed(presumed) on Oct. 20, 1944, he is honored with a Purple Heart, Combat Action Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, Expeditionary Medal, American Campaign Medal, Distinguished Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.

 

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

Walls of the missing.

 

Thanks to, https://navalaviationfoundation.org/donor-kiosk/squadron-flight-log-entry-kiosk/?id=15

http://www.vpnavy.com

https://www.pacificwrecks.com/airfields/indonesia/wama/index.html

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,

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

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

 

MISHAPs: 20 OCT 44 A/C: PV-1   Location: Between Morotai and Molucca Island Strike: YES BUNO: 34799 Cause: Missing in action over Borneo and persumed crashed and crew MIA. Crew: Pilot ENS Kenneth R Ambule, ARM1c George V Robinson, LT(jg) William B Taylor, ENS Robert A Delop, AMM3c John R Kendall, AOM3c Earl A Leyten and AMM2c Francis R Harris. [07OCT2009]

Altieri, Raymond Ralph

Rank and Name, Staff Sergeant Raymond Ralph Altieri.

Unit/Placed in, 370th Bomber Squadron, 307th Bomber Group (Heavy).

 

Raymond is born approx. on 1924 in Buffalo, New York.

Father, Nicholas Altieri.

Mother, Teresa Altieri.

Parents born in Italy.

Sister(s), Lucy and Malfada Altieri.

 

Raymond enlisted the service in New York with service number # 32840591.

 

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

1st Lt.           Robert N. Gage                 Pilot

2nd Lt.          Harry J. Willis                  Co Pilot

1st Lt.           Paul J. Esser Jr.                Navigator

1st Lt.           Charles B. Clark                Bombardier

T/Sgt.          Jessie A. Anderson             Engineer

S/Sgt.           Fern O. Bruebaker             Asst. Engineer

T/Sgt.          Richard D. Stone               Radio Operator

S/Sgt.           Archie M. Dunn                 Radar Observer

S/Sgt.           Raymond Artirie               Gunner

S/Sgt.           Melvin G. Ruckriegel          Gunner

 

Raymond was KIA after the Mission when they were attacked by a Japanese Fighter or shot down by Anti-Aircraft on Oct. 3, 1944, he is honored with a Air Medal with 5 Oak Leaf Cluster, Purple Heart, Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, Distinguished Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.

 

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

Walls of the missing.

 

Thanks to, http://www.307bg.net/history/squadrons.asp

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

Parker, Roy M.

Rank and Name, First Lieutenant Roy M. Parker.

Unit/Placed in, 528th Bomber Squadron, 380th Bomber Group (Heavy).

 

Roy is born approx. on 1919 in Tennessee.

Mother, Bertha Parker.

 

Roy enlisted the service in Tennessee with service number # 0-0465182.

 

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

1st Lt.           Roy M. Parker                  Pilot

F/Lt.            Neil T. Badger                  Co Pilot

1st Lt.           Frederick R. Baumann        Navigator

T/Sgt           John G. Eaggleston            Bombardier

S/Sgt.           Bradley F. Farr                 Engineer

S/Sgt.           James C. Holt Jr               Radio Operator

S/Sgt.           David L. Haga                   Asst. Engineer

S/Sgt.           Glen A. Miller                   Asst. Radio Operator

Pfc.              Clinton L. Ollingsworth       Gunner

S/Sgt.           Donald A. Lewis                Photographer

 

Roy was KIA they were attacked by a Japanese Zeros, shot an crashed near Jefman Island, Indonesia on May 8, 1944, he is honored with an Air Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, Purple Heart, Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, Distinguished Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.

 

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

Walls of the missing.

 

Thanks to, http://380th.org/

http://www.historyofwar.org/air/units/USAAF/380th_Bombardment_Group.html

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

 

 

 

 

 

Martin, Andrew Lawrence

Martin, Andrew Lawrence

Rank and Name, Staff Sergeant Andrew Lawrence Martin.

Unit/Placed in, 674th Bomber Squadron, 417th Bomber Group (Light).

 

Andrew is born approx. 1913 in Brooklyn, New York.

 

Parents and Siblings, no record available.

 

Andrew enlisted the service in New York with service number # 32337463.

 

Andrew’s Crew-members and position on-board the plane a A-20 were,

 

1st Lt.           Howard D. Saar       Pilot

S/Sgt.           Andrew L. Martin    Engineer/Gunner

 

 

Andrew was KIA when the plane had 1 Motor out and the other failing so made a crash-landing at unknown on Sep. 30 1944, he is honored with a Purple Heart, Air Medal, Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.

 

Andrew 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/417th_Bombardment_Group.html http://www.wikiwand.com/en/417th_Bombardment_Group Jean Louis Vijgen, ABMC, https://abmc.gov

P.O.W. info, Wes Injerd and Dwight Rider, http://www.mansell.com/pow-index.html  AirForce, Rolland Swank NavyLog, http://navylog.navymemorial.org Familysearch.com, https://www.familysearch.org

Philippine Scouts Heritage Society,http://www.philippine-scouts.org/

Marines Info Geoffrey Roecker, https://missingmarines.com/   

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

Hendriks Webdesign, https://hendrikswebdesign.nl/

674th Bomber Squadron
417th Bomber Group
Douglas A-20G
Airfield Noemfoo, Biak, New Guinea
His rank Staff Sergeant