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Steele, Mack Eugene

Rank and Name, Baker Third Class Mack Eugene Steele.

Unit/Placed in, USS Neches (OA-5) Fuel Ship, United States Navy.

 

Mack is born on 21 Feb. 1921 in Illinois.

Father, Mont R. Steele.

Mother, Mary Elisabeth (Valentine) Steele.

Sister(s), May Irene, Mayme Juanita, Daisy, Verda C. Zelma, Iva Josephine and Ina Lou Steele.

Brother(s), Paul, John Winnette, Wilmer William, Thomas Addison, Franklin Isaac and Jack Steele .

 

Mack enlisted the service in Illinois with service number # 03372907.

 

Mack was KIA when headed to refuel the USS Lexington, the lookout detected the Japanese Submarine I-72wich made her sunk on 23 January 1942, he is honored with a Purple Heart, Good Combat Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, Navy & Marine Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.

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

Courts of the missing.

 

Thanks to, https://uboat.net/allies/warships/ship/8073.html

https://www.wikiwand.com/en/Japanese_submarine_I-171

https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/details/LR1S-RHV

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

Navy Seal Memorial,  http://www.navysealmemorials.com

Family Info, https://www.familysearch.org

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

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

Medals Forum, https://www.usmilitariaforum.com/

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/

 

I-71/I-171 – Depth-charged off Buka Island on 1 February 1944 by USS Guest and USS Hudson.

Banks, Earl Derwood

Rank and Name, Ships Cook Third Class Earl Derwood Banks.

Unit/Placed in, USS LCT-988 (Landing Craft Tank), United States Naval Reserve.

 

Earl is born approx. on 28 June 1924 in Tahoka, Lynn County, Texas.

Father, William Leslie Banks.

Mother, Birdie Virginia (Seals) Banks.

Sister(s), Irene Janie and Sylvia Ruth Banks.

Brother(s), Clyde Wayne, William Henry, Cecil Erby Seals, R. L. and Edwin Ralph Banks.

 

enlisted the service in  with service number # .

 

Earl died when the Weather was turning to a “hurricane” and lost secure line from LST-71, hit the water and was rammed, the LCT sunk on 15 May 1944 with all crew at Maalaea Bay, Hawaii, 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.

 

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

Courts of the missing.

Earl also has a Memorial Grave at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, Sumter County, Florida, USA.

 

Thanks to, https://sanctuaries.noaa.gov/maritime/expeditions/maui/hazards.html

Jean Louis Vijgen, ww2-Pacific.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/

 

On May 15, 1944, a line of LST’s (amphibious ships) were headed from Mā`alaea Bay back to Pearl Harbor, filled with men and material destined for the invasion of Saipan. These particular ships had been modified to carry other landing craft, 120-foot long LCT’s, on their decks. In the middle of the night the rough seas in the channel caused the large ships to roll to the point that the fastenings attaching the LCTs to the decks carried away.

 

LCT-984 slid from the deck and struck the water with engine room doors open and bow ramp down. The vessel quickly became waterlogged and semi-submerged. On board LST-71 men of the 8th Marine Division were sleeping on the deck and inside their LCT. When LCT-988 fell into the ocean, the next ship in the convoy, LST-29, accidentally rammed the landing craft, causing her to immediately capsize.

Armstrong, Edward Ray

Rank and Name, Private First-Class Edward Ray Armstrong.

Unit/Placed in, 2nd Battalion (Comp-E), 8th Marines, United States Marine Corps.

 

Edward is born approx. on July 17, 1924 in Nashville, Tennessee.

Father, Ben W. Armstrong.

Mother, Jessie O. Armstrong.

Sister(s), Mary E. Armstrong.

Brother(s), Dewey T. and Dorris V. Armstrong.

Spouse, Florence E. Armstrong.

 

Edward enlisted the service in Tennessee with service number # 810636.

 

Edward died in an LCT accident on May 15, 1944, he is honored with a Purple Heart, Marine Corps Combat Action Ribbon, Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal, Expeditionary Medal, American Campaign Medal, Navy & Marine Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.

 

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

Courts of the missing.

 

Thanks to, https://books.google.nl/books?id=gAVvCwAAQBAJ&pg=PT93&lpg=PT93&dq=lct+984&source=bl&ots=bvnc4e_ENV&sig=ACfU3U1ADsW7aWiZwV37iLQNcWAdb_Cv5A&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjlgIKAqL_pAhWSyKQKHeEaB5EQ6AEwBHoECAkQAQ#v=onepage&q=lct%20984&f=false

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

 

PFC Armstrong died in an accident while training for the Saipan operation. He and a number of other Marines were sleeping in LCT 984 and LCT 998, which were tied to the deck of LST 485. There was a heavy storm on the night of 8 March and the two LCTs broke loose and slid overboard. A total of 14 men (12 Marines from E/2/8 and two hospital corpsmen) were missing.

Appling, James Ira

Rank and Name, Electrician’s Mate Second Class James Ira Appling.

Unit/Placed in, USS S-28 (SS-133) Submarine, United States Navy.

 

James is born approx. on Nov. 17, 1920 in Alabama.

Father, Samuel B. Appling.

Mother, Lillie (Odom) Appling.

Sister(s), Vera N. Martha F. and ….. Appling.

Brother(s), Giles, Roy and Oather Applining.

 

James enlisted the service in Alabama with service number # 2728113.

 

James died when they were on training with the Coast Guard and there was no reason for the cause of her los on July 4, 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.

 

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

Courts of the missing.

 

Thanks to, http://www.oneternalpatrol.com/appling-j-i.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

Ames, Edward Elton

Rank and Name, Corporal Edward Elton Ames.

Unit/Placed in, 2nd Amphibian Tractor Battalion.

 

Edward is born approx. on 1918 in Lothair, Montana.

Father, Claude W. Ames.

Mother, Ella M. Ames.

Sister(s), Phyllis C. Ames.

Brother(s), William W. and Jimmie D. Ames.

 

Edward enlisted the service in Oregon with service number # 341658.

 

Edward was KIA onboard the LST-353 to go to Okinawa but died in the fires on May 21, 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.

 

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

Courts of the missing.

 

Thanks to, https://marines.togetherweserved.com/usmc/servlet/tws.webapp.WebApp?cmd=ShadowBoxProfile&type=AssignmentExt&ID=743082

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/West_Loch_disaster

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

Allen, Malcolm W.

Allen, Malcolm W.

Rank and Name, Technical Sergeant Malcolm W. Allen.

Unit/Placed in, 589th Army Air Force Base Unit, 3rd Foreign Transport Group U.S. Air Force.

This transport group brought people and Cargo from the Pacific Area (Hickham Airfield, Hawaii) to the U.S (Hamilton Field, San Francisco).

There were 2 kinds of Divisions then, a Domestic and Foreign Division, later called Wings, under the structure of the Air Transport Command, in Asia Under CBI.

 Malcolm was born in, 1920 in Indiana.

 Father, Marion J. Allen.

Mother, Kathleen A. Allen.

Brothers, Mynard S. and Mahlon R. Allen .

 

Malcolm enlisted the service Ft. Benjamin Harrison, Indiana in Dec. 30, 1941 on with service number # 15084141.

 

Malcolm’s crew-members and their position on-board the plane a C-54 were;

2nd Lt.          Veral C. Higgings     Pilot

  1. Terry H. Henry Co Pilot

1st Lt.           Thomas J. Hopkins   Navigator

Cpl.              Vernon W. Clark      Engineer

T/Sgt.          Malcolm M. Allen     Radio Operator

Pvt.             Virgil W. Murphy      Flight Clerck

Pvt.              James L. Powers     Passenger

Pvt.             William J. August     Passenger

Pvt.             Leon Kuzdebs          Passenger

Pvt.              Ludwig E. Herz        Passenger

Tec.4            Homer M. Ferrell     Passenger

Lt. Col          Seward S. Cramer    Passenger

T/Sgt.          Thomas M. McGrath Passenger

Major           Frank W. Romano    Passenger

Am2.Tm1.     James Thomas         Passenger

 

Malcolm died in accident off Ohahu, Hawaii on Nov. 11, 1944, Technical Sergeant Malcolm W. Allen is honored with a Air Medal, American Campaign and a WWII Victory medal.

Malcolm is buried/mentioned at Honolulu Memorial  Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA.

Malcolm also has a Memorial Grave at Newport Cemetery  Newport, Vermillion County, Indiana, USA.

 

Thanks to 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/

Douglas C-54
Casualty List
His rank Technical Sergeant

Landes, Joseph Pershing

Landes, Joseph Pershing

Rank and Name, Lieutenant Junior Grade Joseph Pershing Landes.

Unit/Placed in, Casu-1 (Land-based service unit), United States Naval Reserve.

 

Joseph is born approx. on/in New York.

 

Parents and Siblings, No Record Available.

 

Joseph enlisted the service in New York with service number # O-158180.

 

Joseph died in a accident when he made a test-flight with a TBM-1c (torpedo-Bomber) from Pearl on Sep. 27, 1944, he is honored with a Combat Action Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, Expeditionary Medal, Distinguished Unit Citation, American Campaign Medal, 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.

 

Thanks to Jean Louis Vijgen, ABMC, https://abmc.gov

P.O.W. info, Wes Injerd and Dwight Rider, http://www.mansell.com/pow-index.html  Air-Force info, 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/

 

N.A.S. Hilo

 

https://books.google.nl/books?id=cI7rEUDQ6lEC&pg=PA154&lpg=PA154&dq=navy+hilo+ww2&source=bl&ots=YNDpokyU-h&sig=IPYAIMK8RemtrlYcP9xkyJoA-ik&hl=nl&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjr4t7pmoffAhXHEVAKHdvoCjoQ6AEwCHoECAIQAQ#v=onepage&q=navy%20hilo%20ww2&f=false

 

Plane info,

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grumman_TBF_Avenger

 

 

https://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/USN/LLSep44.htm

 

His Plane a Grumman G-40 Avenger