Foster, Charles Leo

Rank and Name, Seaman Second Class Charles Leo Foster.

Unit/Placed in, USS Admiralty Islands (CVE-99) Carrier, United States Naval Reserve.

Charles is born approx. on 1927 in Kansas.

Father, Charles Everett Foster.

Mother, Anna Myrtle (Winton) Foster.

Sister(s), Florence R. Foster.

Charles enlisted the service in Oklahoma with service number # 6718344.

Charles died off a heart disease in the sickbay on the way to San Diego on the 25 July 1944 and was buried on sea the next day, he is honored with a Good Conduct Medal, Expeditionary Medal, American Campaign Medal, Navy & Marine Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.

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

Courts of the missing.

Thanks to,

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

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

Tank Destroyers, http://www.bensavelkoul.nl/

Jones, Alfred Alexander

Rank and Name, Lieutenant Junior Grade Alfred Alexander Jones.

Unit/Placed in, Navy Fighting Squadron 15 (VF-15), United States Naval Reserve.

 

Alfred is born approx. on 23 Nov. 1919 in Roanoke, Virginia.

Father, Dr. Alfred Power Jones.

Mother, Elizabeth (Lacy) Jones.

Sister(s), Elizabeth Lacy Jones.

Brother(s), Beverly Bryan Jones.

Spouse, Alice Leigh (Barham) Jones.

 

Alfred enlisted the service in Virginia with service number # 0-102753.

 

Alfred was KIA over Okinawa the plane was hit by Anti-Aircraft and crashed in sea on 15 June 1944, he is honored with an Distinguished Flying Cross, Air 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.

 

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

Courts of the missing.

Alfred also has a Memorial Grave at Fair View Cemetery, Roanoke, Roanoke City, Virginia, USA.

 

Thanks to, https://archive.org/details/recordofhampd1941945hamp/page/12/mode/2up

https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/details/LKGH-152

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/

Jones, Alfred Alexander

Rank and Name, Lieutenant Junior Grade Alfred Alexander Jones.

Unit/Placed in, Navy Fighting Squadron 15 (VF-15), United States Naval Reserve.

 

Alfred is born approx. on 23 Nov. 1919 in Roanoke, Virginia.

Father, Dr. Alfred Power Jones.

Mother, Elizabeth (Lacy) Jones.

Sister(s), Elizabeth Lacy Jones.

Brother(s), Beverly Bryan Jones.

Spouse, Alice Leigh (Barham) Jones.

 

Alfred enlisted the service in Virginia with service number # 0-102753.

 

Alfred was KIA over Okinawa the plane was hit by Anti-Aircraft and crashed in sea on 15 June 1944, he is honored with an Distinguished Flying Cross, Air 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.

 

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

Courts of the missing.

Alfred also has a Memorial Grave at Fair View Cemetery, Roanoke, Roanoke City, Virginia, USA.

 

Thanks to, https://archive.org/details/recordofhampd1941945hamp/page/12/mode/2up

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/

Ayling, Edward C.

Rank and Name, Technical Sergeant Edward C. Ayling.

Unit/Placed in, 878th Bomber Squadron, 499th Bomber Group, Very Heavy.

 

Edward is born approx. on 20 Oct. 1913 in Chicago, Illinois.

Father, William H. Ayling.

Mother, Emma E.D. (Ebel) Ayling.

Sister(s), Georgia W. and Martha W. Ayling.

Brother(s), Infant, William H. Thomas, Paul K. and Alfred W. Ayling.

Spouse, Lorraine B. (Ebeling) Ayling.

 

Edward enlisted the service in Illinois with service number # 16034200.

 

Edward‘s Crew-members and their position on-board the plane a B-29 were,

1st Lt.           Leo E. Conway                  Pilot

2nd Lt.          Francis G. Lougee              Co Pilot

2nd Lt.          John R. Hartsock               Navigator

2nd Lt.          Thomas V. Nevin               Bombardier

2nd Lt.          Clyde E. Simmonds            Engineer

T/Sgt.          Edward C. Ayling              Radio Operator

Sgt.              Marvin S. Green                Central Fire Control

Sgt.              J. L. Payne                       Radar Obsever

Sgt.              Kenneth W. Swanson         Tail Gunner

Cpl.              Bernhard J. Campeau        Left (Waist) Gunner

Cpl.              Joseph Cullen                    Right (Waist) Gunner

Edward was KIA when they were attacked on the Combat Mission, shot and Crashed on 18 December 1944, he is honored with an Air Medal with 2 Oak Leaf Cluster, Distinguished Flying Cross, Silver Star Medal Purple Heart, Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, Army 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, http://www.historyofwar.org/air/units/USAAF/499th_Bombardment_Group.html

Jean Louis Vijgen, WW2-Pacific Website.

Air Force Info, Rolland Swank.

ABMC Website, https://abmc.gov

Seabees History Bob Smith  https://seabeehf.org/

Navy Info, http://navylog.navymemorial.org

POW Info, http://www.mansell.com    Dwight Rider and Wes injerd.

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

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

 

Edward C. Ayling, United States Army Air Forces, was awarded the Silver Star for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action against an armed hostile force while serving with the FIFTH Air Force in the Pacific Theater of Action during World War II.

Austin, William Merrill

Rank and Name, Aviation Machinist’s Mate Second Class William Merrill Austin.

Unit/Placed in, Bombing Squadron 135 (VB-135), United States Naval Reserve.

 

William is born approx. on  in.

Mother, Anne (Moats) Austin.

 

William enlisted the service in Michigan with service number # 6239839.

 

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

Ltjg.             Alpheus A. Wheat

Ens.             William W. Schatzer

Ens.             Roger Iani

Amm2.         William M. Austin

Arm1.          Theodore Green

Aom2.          Marion J. Catt

William was KIA when they were Shot during the Mission over Kuriles, (then Japan) on 6 May 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

Seabees History Bob Smith  https://seabeehf.org/

Navy Info, http://navylog.navymemorial.org

POW Info, http://www.mansell.com    Dwight Rider and Wes injerd.

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

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

 

5/5/44 48733/1  (Lt (jg) Alpheus A. Wheat, VB-135) MIS A. Radio Tokyo confirmed one plane shot down over Northern Kuriles.

Rasmussen, Robert Charles

Rank and Name, Fireman First Class Robert Charles Rasmussen Jr.

Unit/Placed in, USS Scamp (SS-277) Submarine, United States Navy.

 

Robert is born approx. on 19 Aug. 1925 in Minnesota.

Father, Robert C. Rasmussen.

Sister(s), Irene Rasmussen.

Brother(s), Robert C. Rasmussen.

 

Robert enlisted the service in Minnesota with service number # 3293830.

 

Robert was KIA when the USS Scamp struck a mine on Nov. 16, 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.

 

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

Courts of the missing.

 

Thanks to, https://www.oneternalpatrol.com/rasmussen-r-c.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

Armstrong, James Elbert

Rank and Name, Radioman First Class James Elbert Armstrong.

Unit/Placed in, USS Herring (SS-233) Submarine, United States Navy.

 

James is born approx. on Sep. 23, 1915 in Warren County, Tennessee.

Father, James E. Armstrong.

Mother, Ida E. (Brewer) Armstrong.

Sister(s), Juanita and Frances G. Armstrong.

Brother(s), Purser S. and Jesse A. Armstrong.

 

James enlisted the service in Mississippi with service number # 2953069.

 

James was KIA when the Submarine was shot and sunk by shore batteries on June 1, 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.

 

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

Courts of the missing.

 

 

Thanks to, http://www.oneternalpatrol.com/armstrong-j-e.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, Robert Arthur

Rank and Name, Aviation Machinist’s Mate Second Class Robert Arthur Anderson.

Unit/Placed in, Torpedo Squadron 31 (VT-31), United States Naval Reserve.

 

Robert is born approx. on April 5, 1924 in Harrison Township, Iowa.

Father, Fred T. Anderson.

Mother, Robert B. (Gold) Anderson.

Sister(s), Betty J. and Beverly Anderson.

 

Robert enlisted the service in Iowa with service number # 6206066.

 

Robert ‘s Crew-members and their position on-board the plane a TBF Avenger were,

Ltjg.             Donald Hornberger            Pilot

Amm2c.        Robert A. Anderson           Gunner

Arm2c.         Kenneth Pohl                    Radio Operator

 

Robert was KIA on the Mission to Chichi Jima on Aug. 4, 1944, he is honored with a Distinguished Flying Cross, Purple Heart, Combat Action Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, Expeditionary Medal, American Campaign Medal, Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.

 

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

Courts of the missing.

He also has a Memorial Grave at Palestine Cemetery, Huxley, Story County, Iowa, USA.

 

Thanks to, http://www.vf31.com/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,

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

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

Anderson Jr. , John Leonard

Rank and Name, Motor Machinist’s Mate Second Class John Leonard Anderson Jr.

Unit/Placed in, USS Herring (SS-233) Submarine, United States Naval Reserve.

 

John is born approx. on Oct. 24, 1921 in Kentucky.

Mother, Gertrude Basham.

Spouse, Wilma J. Anderson.

 

John enlisted the service in Kentucky with service number # 6346660.

 

John was KIA when the Submarine was shot and sunk by shore batteries on June 1, 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.

 

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

Courts of the missing.

 

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

Altman, William

Rank and Name, Second Lieutenant William Altman.

Unit/Placed in, 870th Bomber Squadron, 497 Bomber Group (Very Heavy).

 

William is born approx. on 1921 in Missouri.

Father, Michael Altman.

Mother, Dora Altman.

Both Parents born in Russia.

Sister(s), Blanche Altman.

 

William enlisted the service in Missouri with service number # 0-866810.

 

William‘s Crew-members and their position on-board the plane a B-29 were,

1st Lt.           David C. Campbell             Airplane Commander

2nd Lt.          Jone W. Farris                  Pilot

2nd Lt.          John J. Witucki                 Navigator/Bombardier

2nd Lt.          Lloyd K. Swiler                  Radio Operator

2nd Lt.          William Altman                 Engineer

Sgt.              Joseph R. Rouse Jr.            Fire Control

Sgt.              James R. Moye                  Radar Obsever

Sgt.              George L. Wills                  Left Gunner

Cpl.              George R. Garavel              Right Gunner

Sgt.              Robbie L. Cobb                  Gunner

Sgt.              Murel F. Wright                 Tail Gunner

 

William was KIA on the Bombing Mission to  the Musashino Aircraft Engine Factory when they were attacked by Japanese A6M3 Zero’s Fighters, shot and crashed on Dec. 3, 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.

 

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

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

Website,

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

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