Ankeny, William

Rank and Name, Quartermaster Third Class William Ankeny.

Unit/Placed in, USS Gudgeon (SS-211) Submarine, United States Navy.

 

William is born approx. on Jan. 11, 1922 in. Akron, Ohio

Parents and Siblings, No Record Available.

 

William enlisted the service in Ohio with service number # 2834607.

 

William was KIA when the Submarine (probably) was attacked by Air off the coast of Iwo Jima on April 18, 1944, 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.

 

William 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

Amaral, Joseph P.

Rank and Name, Staff Sergeant Joseph P. Amaral.

Unit/Placed in, 819th Bomber Squadron, 30th Bomber Group (Heavy).

 

Joseph is born approx. on 1924 in Almeda County, California.

Father, Joseph Amaral.

Mother, Mary Amaral.

Parents born in the Azores.

Sister(s), Frances Amaral.

Brother(s), John and Louis Amaral.

 

Joseph enlisted the service in California with service number # 39129523.

 

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

2nd Lt.          James R. Mosher               Pilot

2nd Lt.          Jack H. Davis                    Co Pilot

2nd Lt.          Harold J. Puckett              Navigator

F/O              John R. Shields                 Bombardier

S/Sgt.           Bernhard J. Mistretta        Engineer/Nose Turret Gunner

Sgt.              John Gaydzik                   Top Turret Gunner

S/Sgt.           Thomas G.Glancy               Left Waist Gunner

S/Sgt.           Joseph P. Amaral              Right Waist Gunner

Pfc.              Kesler W. Harbin               Tail Gunner

Sgt.              James H. Homer               Radio Operator

Sgt.              Frank J. Meszaros              Radar Observer

Captain        Carey A. Stone Jr.             Flight Surgeon

 

Joseph was KIA when they got attacked by several Japanese Fighters, got shot and crashed on Aug. 14, 1944, he is honored with an Air Medal, Purple Heart, Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, Distinguished Unit Citation, 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, http://www.historyofwar.org/air/units/USAAF/30th_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

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

Abbott, Oscar Allen

Abbott, Oscar Allen

Rank and Name, Torpedo’s Mate Third Class Oscar Allen Abbott.

Unit/Placed in on, USS Gudgeon (SS-211) Submarine, United States Naval Reserve.

 

Oscar is born in 1925 in Clayton, North Carolina.

 

Mother, Isebelle B. Twinsdale (Abbott).

 

 Oscar enlisted the service in Arizona with serial # 5557399.

 

Oscar was KIA when the Submarine (probably) was attacked by Air off the coast of Iwo Jima on April 18, 1944, Torpedo’s Mate Third Class Oscar A. Abbott is honored with a Purple Heart, Combat Action Ribbon, Submarine Enlistment Badge, Navy Good Conduct Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal and the WWII Victory Medal.

 

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

Courts of the Missing.

Thanks to 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/ 

 

USS Gudeon (SS-211) Submarine
Oscar A. Abbott
His rank Torpeo's Man Mate Third Class

Land, Garland V.

Land, Garland V.

Rank and Name, Sergeant Garland V. Land.

Unit/Placed in, 871st Bomber Squadron, 497th Bomber Group (Very Heavy).

 

Garland is born approx. on Jan. 19, 1921 in Homer, Louisiana .

 

Father, Ullyses H. Land.

Mother, Nettie L. Land.

Sister, Marjorie E. Land.

Brothers, Olin F. and Murris O. Land.

 

Garland enlisted the service in Louisiana with service number # 18140177.

 

Garland’s Crew-members and position on-board the plane a B-29 were,

1st Lt.           Granville M. Walling                    Pilot

2nd Lt.          Clifford E. Raid                          Co-Pilot

2nd Lt.          John C. Baudendistel                   Navigator

2nd Lt.          James A. Callaghan                     Bombardier

2nd Lt.          George R. Dall                            Engineer

Sgt.              Chester C. Dlugokenoky                Radar Operator

Sgt.              Gerald W. Sturdivan                    Radio Operator/Gunner

T/Sgt.          Robert M. Jacoby                        Cfc Gunner

Sgt.              Garland V. Land                         Left Waist Gunner

S/Sgt.           Howard G. Ross                          Right Waist Gunner

Sgt.              John R. Holsolaw                        Tail Gunner

 

Garland was KIA on the mission Unknown cause/location/fate on Dec. 18, 1944, he is honored with a Purple Heart, Air Medal, Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, Distinguished Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.

 

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

Courts of the missing.

He also has a Memorial Grave at Arlington Cemetery, Homer, Claiborne Parish, Louisiana, USA.

 

Thanks to http://www.497thbombgroupb29.org/index.htm http://www.exciteableitalian.com/497/497th.htm 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/

497th Bomber Group
B-29
Airplane Formation 871st Bomber Squadron from the 497 Bomber Group
Isley Field, Saipan
Garland V. Land
His rank Sergeant