Carter, Alden Augustus

Rank and Name, Corporal Alden Augustus Carter.

Unit/Placed in, 3rd Battalion (K-Comp) 7th Marines, United States Marine Corps.

 

Alden is born approx. on no record.

Mother, Edna Carter.

 

Alden enlisted the service in Michigan with service number # 321495.

 

Alden was KIA in the Battles of the Counter-Attack of the Japanese on the Point on Peleliu 25 Sep. 1944, he is honored with a Silver 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.

 

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

 

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/

 

Alden Augustus Carter

Silver Star

AWARDED FOR ACTIONS

DURING World War II

Service: Marine Corps

Rank: Corporal

Battalion: 3d Battalion

Division: 1st Marine Division

GENERAL ORDERS:

Commander in Chief, Pacific: Serial 01530 (March 22, 1945)

 

CITATION:

The President of the United States of America takes pride in presenting the Silver Star (Posthumously) to Corporal Alden Augustus Carter (MCSN: 321495), United States Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity while serving with the Third Battalion, Seventh Marines, FIRST Marine Division, during action against enemy Japanese forces at Peleliu, Palau Islands, on 24 September 1944. Assigned the mission of defending a strategic position on a mountainous sector affording no protection and surrounded by bare coral reefs and jagged rocks, Corporal Carter moved his squad to a protected position in the rear and, despite the extreme danger, went forward alone to observe the activities of the enemy. Concerned only for the safety of his men, he remained at his post for a period of two days, maintaining a constant vigilance over the vital ridge and accounting for five Japanese. By his daring initiative, great personal valor and unwavering devotion to duty throughout, Corporal Carter served as an inspiring example to his comrades and upheld the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Baxter, Donald Erskine

Rank and Name, Ensign Donald Erskine Baxter.

Unit/Placed in, Torpedo Squadron 20 (VT-20), United States Naval Reserve.

 

Donald is born approx. on 18 June 1921, in Los Angeles, California.

Mother, Beardsle.

Spouse, Martha (Baird) Baxter.

 

Donald enlisted the service in California with service number # 0-299549.

 

Donald‘s Crew-members and their position on-board the plane a Grumman TBM-Avenger were,

Ensign          Donald E. Baxter               Pilot

Arm1.          Arthur C. Miller                Gunner/Radio Operator

Aom2           Wesley R. Stuart                Bombardier

Donald was KIA on the mission to Bomb a Japanese Airfield at Palau, they were shot by the Anti-Aircraft and crashed on 13 Sep. 1944, he is honored with an 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.

 

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

Walls of the missing.

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/56754356/donald-e-baxter

 

He also has a Memorial Grave at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale, Los Angeles County, California, USA.

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/91311394/donald-e-baxter

 

 

Thanks to, https://pacificwrecks.com/aircraft/tbm/16956.html

http://www.cv6.org/ship/logs/ag20/vt20.htm

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/

 

https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:V25J-6VQ

 

 

Torpedo Squadron 20 (VT-20)

Presidential Unit Citation for Navy and Marine Corps

“For extraordinary heroism in action against enemy Japanese forces in the air, ashore and afloat in the Pacific War Area from September 18, 1943, to August 15, 1945. Spearheading our concentrated carrier-warfare in the most forward areas, the U.S.S. LEXINGTON and het air groups struck crushing blows toward annihilating Japanese fighting power; they provided air cover for our amphibious force; they fiercely countered the enemy’s aerial attacks and destroyed his planes; and they inflicted terrific losses on the Japanese in Fleet and merchant marine units sunk or damaged. Daring and dependable in combat, the LEXINGTON with her gallant officers and men rendered loyal service in achieving the ultimate defeat of the Japanese Empire.”

Details:

Received for action from the U.S.S. Lexington (CV-16) at Luzon (December 14-16th, 1944) and Philippines, Formosa, China Sea and Ryukyus (January 3-22nd, 1945).

Miller, Arthur Carl

Rank and Name, Aviation Radioman First Class Arthur Carl Miller.

Unit/Placed in, Torpedo Squadron 20 (VT-20), United States Navy.

 

Arthur is born approx. on 16 Oct. 1921.

Mother, Julia (lown) Miller.

Son, William H. Miller

 

Arthur enlisted the service in New York with service number # 2234574.

 

Arthur‘s Crew-members and their position on-board the plane a Grumman TBM-Avenger were,

Ensign          Donald E. Baxter               Pilot

Arm1.          Arthur C. Miller                Gunner/Radio Operator

Aom2           Wesley R. Stuart                Bombardier

Arthur was KIA on the mission to Bomb a Japanese Airfield at Palau, the were shot by the Anti-Aircraft and crashed on 13 Sep. 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.

 

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

Walls of the missing.

His remains are discovered and his final resting place now is at

Poughkeepsie Rural Cemetery, Poughkeepsie, Dutchess County, New York, USA.

 

Thanks to, https://pacificwrecks.com/aircraft/tbm/16956/miller/arthur_miller.html

http://www.cv6.org/ship/logs/ag20/vt20.htm

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/

 

Arthur Carl Miller’s remains were recovered and identified in 2009

When an individual’s remains have been accounted for by the U.S. Department of Defense, a rosette is placed next to the name on the Wall/Tablet/Court of the Missing to mark that the person now rests in a known gravesite.

 

Torpedo Squadron 20 (VT-20)

Presidential Unit Citation for Navy and Marine Corps

“For extraordinary heroism in action against enemy Japanese forces in the air, ashore and afloat in the Pacific War Area from September 18, 1943, to August 15, 1945. Spearheading our concentrated carrier-warfare in the most forward areas, the U.S.S. LEXINGTON and het air groups struck crushing blows toward annihilating Japanese fighting power; they provided air cover for our amphibious force; they fiercely countered the enemy’s aerial attacks and destroyed his planes; and they inflicted terrific losses on the Japanese in Fleet and merchant marine units sunk or damaged. Daring and dependable in combat, the LEXINGTON with her gallant officers and men rendered loyal service in achieving the ultimate defeat of the Japanese Empire.”

Details:

Received for action from the U.S.S. Lexington (CV-16) at Luzon (December 14-16th, 1944) and Philippines, Formosa, China Sea and Ryukyus (January 3-22nd, 1945).

Jones, Boyce Leonel

Rank and Name, Private First Class Boyce Leonel Jones.

Unit/Placed in, 1st Battalion (A-Comp) 5th Marines, Marine Corps.

 

Boyce is born approx. on 26 Nov. 1924 in Oklahoma.

Mother, Thelma Hamar.

 

Boyce enlisted the service in Oklahoma with service number # 870602.

 

Boyce died of his wounds sustained during the Landing on Peleliu 15 Sep. 1944 on 16 Sept. 1944, he is honored with a Purple Heart, Combat Action Ribbon, Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal, Marine Corps Expeditionary Medal, American Campaign Medal, Navy & Marine Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.

 

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

Walls of the missing.

 

Thanks to, https://www.history.navy.mil/research/histories/ship-histories/danfs/l/lst-658.html

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

Website,

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

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

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

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

Scott, Donald Louis

Rank and Name, Private Donald Louis Scott.

Unit/Placed in, 2st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, United States Marine Corps.

 

Donald is born approx. on 19 June, 1923 in Denova, Colorado.

Father, Harvey Edward Scott.

Mother, Veronica (Leonard) Scott.

Sister(s), Margaret Naverne and Rosemary A. Scott.

Brother(s), Leonard Edward Scott.

 

Donald enlisted the service in Colorado with service number # 818768.

 

Donald died of his Wounds sustained during the landing at Peleliu on Sept. 18, 1944, he is honored with a Purple Heart, Combat Action Ribbon, Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal, Marine Corps Expeditionary Medal, American Campaign Medal, Navy & Marine Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.

 

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

Walls of the missing.

 

Thanks to,

Jean Louis Vijgen, ww2-Pacific.com and Europe 1940-1945 on Facebook.

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/

Bacon, Gilbert Douglas

Rank and Name, Private First Class Gilbert Douglas Bacon.

Unit/Placed in, 6Th Amphibious Tractor Battalion (Provisional) A-Comp. United States Marine Corps

 

Gilbert is born approx. on 21 Jan. 1927 in Conshohocken, Pennsylvania.

Father, Frank E. Bacon.

Mother, Anna E. Bacon.

Sister(s), Dorothy M. Bacon.

 

Gilbert enlisted the service in Pennsylvania with service number # 550540.

 

Gilbert died of his wounds sustained during the Landings, when his LVT got shot on 7 Oct. 1944, he is honored with a Purple Heart, Combat Action Ribbon, Marine Corps, Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal, Expeditionary Medal, American Campaign Medal, Navy & Marine Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.

 

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

 

Thanks to, https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/details/GWB7-7BZ

Jean Louis Vijgen, ww2-Pacific.com and 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/

Armstrong, James D.

Rank and Name, Private James D. Armstrong

Unit/Placed in, 106th Infantry Regiment, 27th Infantry Division.

Private First Class Armstrong was not a member of the 106th Infantry Division, but rather a member of the 106th Infantry Regiment of the 27th Infantry Division. This division fought on Saipan, which is probably where Private Armstrong was KIA.

 

James was born approx. on March 23, 1917 in Williamsport, Pennsylvania.

Parents and Siblings no records available.

 

James enlisted in the service in New York with serial number: 20269898.

James D. Armstrong was a Private in Company E in the 106th Infantry Regiment

James was KIA in the fights at Death Valley on Jun. 25, 1944, and he is honored with the Purple Heart, Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, Army Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.

 

James is buried at the Wildwood Cemetery, Williamsport, Lycoming County, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.

Thanks to

Jean Louis Vijgen, ww2-Pacific.com and 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/

Barrett, John Francis

Name and Rank, Second Lieutenant John Francis Barrett.

Unit/Placed in, 3rd Battalion (K-Comp), 5th Marines, United States Marine Corps.

 

John was born approx. on 20 Aug. 1921 in River Forrest,  Illinois.

Father, John F. Barrett.

Mother, Alice (Flanagan) Barrett.

Sister, Margaret Barrett.

Brothers, James, Tony, Tommy and Billy Barrett.

 

John entered  the service from Illinois with service number # 0-023470.

 

John F. Barrett was a 2nd Lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps.

 

John was KIA when he was leading his squad in a rear attack at the airfield, on Sep. 15, 1944, and he is honored with a Silver Star Medal, Purple Heart, Combat Action Ribbon, Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal, Expeditionary Marine Corps  Medal, American Campaign Medal, Navy & Marine Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.

 

 

John is buried at Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, Manila, Metro Manila,

National Capital Region, Philippines.

 

Thanks to http://www.historyofwar.org/articles/battles_peleliu.html

Jean Louis Vijgen, ww2-Pacific.com and 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/

 

 

 

Silver Star

AWARDED FOR ACTIONS

DURING World War II

Service: Marine Corps

Rank: Second Lieutenant

Battalion: 3d Battalion

Division: 1st Marine Division

GENERAL ORDERS:

CITATION:

The President of the United States of America takes pride in presenting the Silver Star (Posthumously) to Second Lieutenant John Francis Barrett, Jr. (MCSN: 0-23470), United States Marine Corps Reserve, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity as a Platoon Leader attached to Company K, Third Battalion, Fifth Marines, FIRST Marine Division, during action against enemy Japanese forces on Peleliu, Palau Islands, on 15 September 1944. Leading his platoon against strongly held enemy positions guarding Peleliu Airfield, Second Lieutenant Barrett encountered fierce rifle and machine gun opposition from enemy pillboxes located across a road parallel to the platoon’s front which caused heavy casualties in his two assault squads and completely halted their advance. After a personal reconnaissance of his platoon’s position, he left his assault squads under command of his platoon sergeant and led his support squad to the left in an attempt to outflank the enemy and attack from the rear. When a hostile mortar barrage caused heavy casualties and disorganized his flanking unit as he was leading it into position to cross the road, Second Lieutenant Barrett quickly rallied the remaining men and charged forward into the midst of the Japanese positions, launching a devastating, close-range attack with hand grenade and carbine fire until he himself fell, mortally wounded. Continuing to direct his men despite his wounds until the hostile strong point was entirely annihilated, Second Lieutenant Barrett, by his inspiring leadership, outstanding fortitude and valiant fighting spirit, had enabled his platoon to continue its successful attacks on the enemy positions and upheld the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service. He gallantly gave his life for his country.

Nabors Jr. , Jesse Clarence

Name and Rank, Private First Class Jesse Clarence Nabors Jr.

Unit/Placed in, 2nd Battalion (F-Comp) 7th Marines. United States Marine Corps.

 

Jesse was born approx. on 1924 in Chickasaw, Missisippi.

Father, Jesse C. Nabors Sr.

Mother, Mamie (King) Nabors.

Sisters, Mary V., Delores, Sara, Mary F. and Bruda Nabors.

Brothers, Clarence, Hubert, Johnnie and Reginald Nabors.

 

Jesse entered  the service from Mississippi with service number # 906041.

 

Jesse Nabors Jr. was a Private First Class/Soldier in the United States Marine Corps.

 

Jesse died of his wounds received during the landings on Peleliu on 18 Sep. 1944, and he is honored with the Purple Heart with a Gold Star, Combat Action Ribbon, Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal, Marine Corps Expeditionary Medal, American Campaign Medal, Navy & Marine Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.

Jesse is buried at Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, Manila, Metro Manila,

National Capital Region, Philippines.

 

Thanks to

Jean Louis Vijgen, ww2-Pacific.com and 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/

Queener, Eugene Clinton

Name and Rank, Private Eugene Clinton Queener.

Unit/Placed in, 3rd bat, 5th Marines, United States Marine Corps.

 

Eugene was born approx. on Oct 4, 1925 in Berkley, California.

 

Father, Clinton A. Queener.

Mother, Frances E. (Brewer) Queener.

Brother, Verton Queener.

 

Eugene entered  the service in California with service number # 910933.

 

Eugene C. Queener was a Private/Soldier (Rifleman) in the U.S. Marine Corps.

 

Eugene was KIA during the battle over Peleliu, on Sep. 20, 1944, and he is honored with the Purple Heart, Combat Action Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal Marine Corps, Expeditionary Medal Marine Corps, American Campaign Medal, Navy & Marine Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.

 

Eugene is buried at Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, Manila, Metro Manila,

National Capital Region, Philippines.

 

Thanks to  http://brothersinbattle.net/

Jean Louis Vijgen, WW2-Pacific Website.

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