Garcia, David

Rank and Name, Private First Class David E. Garcia.

Unit/Placed in, 19th Infantry Regiment, 24th Infantry Division.

David is born on 1920.

David enlisted the service in California with service number # 39684336.

David was KIA by a Mortar shell when they attacked Hill 522, Leyte on, 20 Oct. 1944, he is honored with a Purple Heart, Good Combat Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, Army Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.

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

Walls of the missing.

Thanks to, https://www.24thida.com/

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/

WordPress en/of Wooncommerce oplossingen, https://www.siteklusjes.nl/

Military Recovery,  https://www.dpaa.mil/

Edwards, Colon William

Rank and Name, Private First Class Colon William Edwards.

Unit/Placed in, 128th Infantry Regiment, 32nd Infantry Division ”Red Arrow”.

Colon is born on 4 Oct. 1920 in Georgia.

Colon enlisted the service in Georgia with service number # 34441436.

Colon was KIA at Ormoc Valley when they crossed the Leyte River he was shot by the Japanese on 22 Nov. 1944,  he is honored with a Purple Heart, Good Combat Ribbon, Combat Infantry Badge, Marksmanship Badge, Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, Army Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.

Colon 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/

WordPress en/of Wooncommerce oplossingen, https://www.siteklusjes.nl/

Military Recovery,  https://www.dpaa.mil/

Young, Buford John

Rank and Name, Ships Cook Second Class Buford John Young.

Unit/Placed in, USS Harder (SS-257) Submarine, United States Navy.

Buford is born approx. on 26 June 1918 in Lutie, Texas.

Father, Robert Jason Young.

Mother, Catherine Elizabeth (Miller) Young.

Sister(s), Arlene Lois and Katie Lou Young.

Brother(s), Orvil Adolph and Robert Jason Young.

Spouse, Winnie Gale (Kirklin) Young.

Son, Buford John Young.

Buford enlisted the service in Texas with service number # 3562152.

Buford was KIA not known probably sunk by depth charge attack on 24 Aug. 1944, he is honored with a Purple Heart, Good Combat Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, Expeditionary Medal, American Campaign Medal, Navy & Marine Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.

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

Walls of the missing.

Buford also had a Memorial Grave at South Fairview Cemetery

Wellington, Collingsworth County, Texas, USA

Thanks to, http://www.oneternalpatrol.com/young-b-j.htm

https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/details/2WNJ-BRG

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/

Davis, Adrian Jay

Rank and Name, Technician Fifth Grade Adrian Jay Davis.

Unit/Placed in, 727th Amphibious Tank Battalion(Driver), United States Army.

 

Adrian is born approx. on 21 May 1924 in Oakwood, Oklahoma.

Father, Harold Hayes Davis.

Mother, Mabel (Stoll) Davis.

Sister(s), Della Jane Davis.

Brother(s), Omer Perry and Lemuel Hayes Davis.

 

enlisted the service in  with service number # .

 

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

 

Adrian died in an accident, when he was on his way with crewmembers to a Christmas party when a military plane was circling and downed and crashed, hitting the car he and the other men were traveling with on 25 Dec. 1944,  he is honored with a Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, Army Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.

 

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

Walls of the missing.

Adrian also has a Memorial Grave at Oakwood Memorial Cemetery,

Oakwood, Dewey County, Oklahoma, VS.

 

Thanks to, https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/details/LT3R-1W3

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/

Miller, Almie Moroni

Rank and Name, Machinist’s Mate First Class Almie Moroni Miller.

Unit/Placed in, USS Hughes (DD-410) Destroyer, United States Navy.

 

Almie is born approx. on 1922 in Union, Oregon.

Father, Thorwal John Miller.

Mother, Ellen May (Lowe) Miller.

Sister(s), Lucille Marcy and Irma Marie Miller.

Brother(s), James Thorvall, Wim Franklin and Warren Kenneth Miller.

 

Almie enlisted the service in Oregon with service number # 3934377.

 

Almie was KIA when a Kamikaze crashed on the USS Hughes on 10 Dec. 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.

 

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

 

Thanks to, https://www.wrecksite.eu/wreck.aspx?154747

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/

Taylor, Charles William

Rank and Name, Storekeeper Third Class Charles William Taylor.

Unit/Placed in, USS Lexington (CV-16) Carrier, United States Navy.

 

Charles is born approx. on 1924 in Pennsylvania.

Father, James W. Taylor.

Mother, Florence J. Taylor.

Son(s), James W. and Frank H. Taylor.

 

Charles enlisted the service in Ohio with service number # 2838250.

 

Charles was KIA during the Battle of Leyte gulf when the USS Lexington was Attacked by kamikaze’s on Nov. 5, 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.

 

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

Walls of the missing.

 

Thanks to, https://www.navysite.de/cv/cv16.htm

http://www.navsource.org/archives/02/16.htm

Jean Louis Vijgen, ww2-pacific.com and ww2-europe.com.

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

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

Taylor, Charles Hollis

Rank and Name, Private First Class Charles Hollis Taylor.

Unit/Placed in, 307th Infantry Regiment, 77th Infantry Division “Statue of Liberty “.

 

Charles is born approx. on 28 Feb. 1919 in Wheeling, West Virginia.

 

 

Charles enlisted the service in West Virginia with service number # 35765178.

 

Charles was KIA in the retake of Valencia, Philippines from the Japanese on Dec. 20, 1944, he is honored with a Purple Heart, Combat Infantry Badge, Marksman ship Badge, Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, Army Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.

 

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

 

Thanks to, http://77thinfdivroa.org/aboutus/History.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

Taylor, Blaine Warren

Rank and Name, Ensign Blaine Warren Taylor.

Unit/Placed in, Composite Squadron 84, (VC-84), United States Naval Reserve.

 

Blaine is born approx. on 1916 in Ohio.

Father, Carl Taylor.

Mother, Mary Elizabeth (Evans) Taylor.

Sister(s), Nettie Taylor.

Brother(s), Earl Taylor.

 

Blaine enlisted the service in Ohio with service number # 0-364052.

 

Blaine‘s Crew-members and their position on-board the plane a TBM-3 were,

Ensign          Blaine W. Taylor               Pilot

Ammc3.        C. H. Weeks                      Gunner

Arm2.          Donald L. Sylvester            Radio Operator

Blaine died during landing on the USS Makin Island with heavy cross winds that made him crashed in the sea, where he sank in 20 seconds, tis made the Depth Charges he carried to Explode on 14 Nov. 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.

 

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

Walls of the missing.

Blaine also has a Memorial Grave at Newton Township Cemetery West Side, Newton Falls, Trumbull County, Ohio, USA.

 

Thanks to, https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/details/GQ73-85Q

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/

 

11/14/1944     TBM-3      23024      VC-84      USS MAKIN ISLAND (CVE-93)        ENR LEYTE GULF       SW PAC

Jones Jr. , Benjamin Lewis

Rank and Name, Aviation Radioman Third Class Benjamin Lewis Jones Jr.

Unit/Placed in, Bombing Squadron (VB-13), PBY4 based on the USS Franklin (CV-13), United states Naval Reserve.

 

Benjamin is born approx. on 1923 in New Jersey.

Father, Benjamin Jones.

Mother, Mable Jones.

Sister(s), Elizabeth and Phoebe Jones.

 

Benjamin enlisted the service in New Jersey with service number # 7092283.

 

Benjamin died of his wounds sustained during the Leyte attack operations, on Oct. 30, 1944, he is honored with an Air Medal with gold star, 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.

 

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

Walls of the missing.

 

Thanks to, http://www.navsource.org/archives/02/13.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

Website,

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

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

Jones, Arthur Duane

Rank and Name, Lieutenant Arthur Duane Jones.

Unit/Placed in, Bombing Squadron 8 (VB-8), United States Naval Reserve.

In 1940 he went to Europe and drove with an ambulance unit, soon he joint the Canadian Air Force during the Battle of Britain.

In 1942 he participated in a raid in Dieppe, and was transferred to the Pacific were he was promoted to full Lieutenant, and flew with Bombing Squadron (VF-8) several missions against Japan with. During a mission against Mindanao Airport the plane was shot, he and his crewman was missing, reports he was made a POW are after research not right. They returned to duty and where missing in the First Battle of the Philippine Sea, he was (Posthumously)awarded with the Navy Cross.

 

Arthur is born approx. on 5 Oct. 1912 in Newark, New Jersey.

Father, Arthur Elwood Jones.

Mother, Elizabeth (Duane) Jones.

Brother(s), Robert Elwood Jones.

Spouse, Mary Ann (McCraney) Jones.

 

Arthur enlisted the service in New Jersey with service number # 0-243242.

 

Arthur‘s Crew-members on-board the plane a B-  were,

Lt.               Arthur D. Jones       Pilot

Arm1.          Walter L. Oliver       Radio Operator

 

Arthur was MIA during the (First) Battle of the Philippine Sea (west of Saipan) on 20 Sep. 1944, he is honored with an Navy Cross, 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.

 

Thanks to, https://www.usmilitariaforum.com/forums/index.php?/topic/302868-vb-8-vbf-8-and-vf-8-uss-bunker-hill-cv-17/

https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/details/GSVC-DWZ

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/

 

Navy Cross

AWARDED FOR ACTIONS

DURING World War II

Service: Navy

Battalion: Bombing Squadron 8 (VB-8)

Division: U.S.S. Bunker Hill (CV-17)

GENERAL ORDERS:

Commander Fast Carrier Task Force Pacific: Serial 0279 (August 3, 1944)

 

CITATION:

The President of the United States of America takes pride in presenting the Navy Cross (Posthumously) to Lieutenant Arthur Duane Jones, United States Naval Reserve, for extraordinary heroism in action as Pilot of a carrier-based Navy Dive Bomber and Leader of a Division of Dive Bombers in Air Group EIGHT (AG-8), attached to the U.S.S. BUNKER HILL (CV-17), during an attack against the Japanese Fleet in the First Battle of the Philippine Sea, on 20 June 1944. Gallantly leading his Division at extreme combat radius in a strike against major hostile Fleet units, Lieutenant Jones flew in over the assigned area in bold defiance of fierce enemy aerial opposition and a terrific barrage of anti-aircraft fire sent up from guns of all calibers including battleship main batteries and, pressing home his own attack at low altitude, scored a direct bomb hit on a hostile aircraft carrier despite damage sustained by his plane in the furious action. By his airmanship and cool courage in the face of tremendous odds, Lieutenant Jones contributed to the probable destruction of the carrier and to the success of this decisive engagement. His valiant devotion to duty throughout reflects the highest credit upon himself and the United States Naval Service.