Arretteig, Leo P.

Rank and Name, Staff Sergeant Leo P. Arretteig.

Unit/Placed in, 531st Fighter Bomber Squadron.

 

Leo is born approx. on 1922.

Parents and Siblings, No Record Available.

 

Leo enlisted the service in Louisiana with service number # 14071216.

 

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

1st Lt. William C. Johnson  Pilot

SSgt.  Leo P. Arretteig      Gunner

Leo was KIA on a Strike Mission the plane was hit, he bailed out but probably drowned on 16 February, 1944, he is honored with an Air Medal, Purple Heart, Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, Army Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.

 

Leo 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

Argabright, Robert Augustus

Rank and Name, Gunner Robert Augustus Argabright.

Unit/Placed in, USS Liscome Bay CVE-56 (Carrier), United States Navy.

 

Robert is born approx. on 1922 in North Dakota.

Father, Wim Algrabright.

Mother, Myrtle Argabright.

Sister(s), Anna Argabright.

Spouse, Mary O. Argabright.

 

Robert enlisted the service in Ohio with service number # 201967.

 

Robert was KIA during the assault on Makin Island, when the ship was struck by a torpedo from the Japanese Sub. I-175, and sunk on Nov. 25, 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.pacificwrecks.com/ships/usn/CVE-56.html

https://www.wrecksite.eu/wreck.aspx?59769

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

Adkins, Lawrence Harvey

Adkins, Lawrence Harvey

Rank and Name, Fireman Second Class Lawrence Harvey Adkins.

Unit/placed on, USS Liscome Bay (CVE-56) Carrier, United States Naval Reserve.

 

Lawrence was born  on Jan. 3, 1924 in Alexandria, Hanson County, South Dakota.

 

Father,Harvey C. Adkins .

Mother, Stella L. Adkins.

Sister, Opal E. Adkins.  

Brothers, Grover C., Richard C., Harold C. and Robert L. Adkins.

 

Lawrence entered  the service from South Dakota with service-number # 8698156.

 

Lawrence was KIA  when the USS Liscome Bay was Torpedoed of Makin Island in Gilbert Islands, on Nov. 25, 1944, he is honored with a  Purple Heart, Combat Action Ribbon, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal and the WWII Victory Medal.

 

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

Courts of the Missing.

 

Thanks to http://www.navsource.org/archives/03/056.htm  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 Liscome Bay (CVE-56) Carrier
Lawrence C. Adkins
His rank Fireman Second Class

Allen, Donald Gilbert

Allen, Donald Gilbert

Rank and Name, Ensign Donald Gilbert Allen.

Unit/Placed in, USS Liscome Bay (CVE-56) Carrier United States Naval Reserve.

 

Donald is born on July 14, 1919 in Medford, Massachusetts.

 

Father, Phillip R. Allen.

Mother, Alexandria A. (MacLean) Allen.

 

Donald enlisted the service in Massachusetts with service number # 0-088023.

 

 

Donald was KIA during the assault on Makin Island, when the ship was struck by a torpedo from the Japanese Sub. I-175, and sunk on Nov. 25, 1944, he is honored with a Purple Heart, Combat Action Ribbon, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal with Star, WW II Victory Medal.

 

Donald 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 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 Liscome Bay (CVE-56) Carrier
USS Liscome Bay after hit
Japanese Sub I-175
His rank Ensign

Allen, Jack R.

Allen, Frank R.

Rank and Name, Second Lieutenant Frank R. Allen.

Unit/Placed in, 531th Fighter Bomber Squadron.

 

Jack is born 1929 in New Jersey.

 

Father, Harry H. Allen.

Mother, Ester M. Allen.

Brothers, Donald E. and Russell W. Allen.

 

Frank enlisted the service in New Jersey with service number # 0-796640.

 

 

Frank’s Crew-member and position on-board the plane a A-24 were,

2nd Lt.         Jack R. Allen           Pilot

S/Sgt.           Blair M. Benner       Gunner

 

Frank was KIA when he dropped his Bombload came in a spin and crashed near Mille, Marshall Islands in the Lagoon on Jan. 27, 1944, he is honored with a Purple Heart, Air Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.

 

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

Courts of the missing.

 

Thanks to https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/531st_Tactical_Fighter_Squadron 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/

531st Fighter Bomber Squadron
Douglas A-24 Banshee
Butaritari Airfield, Makin Island
A-24 pulling a target for Anti Aircraft
His rank Second Lieutenant