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Banks, Norval Thomas

Rank and Name, Corporal Norval Thomas Banks.

Unit/Placed in, 4th Tank Battalion (Comp B), 4thMarines, United States Marine Corps

 

Norval is born approx. on 1923 in Baltimore, Maryland.

Father, Earl Banks.

Mother, Grace A. (Moxely) Banks.

Brother(s), Earl G. Banks.

 

Norval enlisted the service in Maryland with service number # 389322.

 

Norval was KIA during the Saipan-Landing when his LVT was hit by Japanese Artillery Fire on 15 June 1944, he is honored with a Silver Star Medal, 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.

 

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

Courts of the missing.

He also has a Memorial Grave at Mountain View Cemetery, Marriottsville, Howard County, Maryland, USA.

 

Thanks to, https://www.familysearch.org/

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/

Norval Thomas Banks

PLACE OF BIRTH:

West Friendship, Maryland

HOME OF RECORD:

Baltimore, Maryland

AWARDS BY DATE OF ACTION:1 of 1

 

Silver Star

AWARDED FOR ACTIONS

DURING World War II

Service: Marine Corps

Rank: Corporal

Battalion: 4th Tank Battalion

Division: 4th Marine Division

GENERAL ORDERS:

Commander in Chief, Pacific: Serial 11684 (April 3, 1945)

 

CITATION:

The President of the United States of America takes pride in presenting the Silver Star (Posthumously) to Corporal Norval Thomas Banks (MCSN: 389322), United States Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity while serving with the Fourth Tank Battalion, FOURTH Marine Division, in action against enemy Japanese forces during the landing operations on Saipan, Marianas Islands, 15 June 1944. Embarked in a lighter that was listing dangerously as a result of the faulty loading of a tank, Corporal Banks courageously and without hesitation volunteered to exposed himself to heavy enemy artillery and mortar fire by adding his weight to the starboard side in an effort to prevent the craft from capsizing before it reached shore, but was instantly killed when a hostile shell hit the lighter. Corporal Banks inspiring conduct and selfless devotion to duty were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service. He gallantly gave his life for his country.

Baczzewski, John Joseph

Rank and Name, Private First Class John Joseph Baczewski.

Unit/Placed in, 105th Infantry Regiment, 27th Infantry Division “O‘Ryan’s Roughnecks“.

 

John is born approx. on 1919 in Ohio.

Father, Joseph E. Baczewski.

Mother, Mary M. Baczewski.

Parents born in Poland.

Brother(s), Edward J. Baczewski.

 

John enlisted the service in Ohio with service number # 15071425.

 

John was KIA when the Japanese overrun them at the Beachhead/Airfield in a Banzai attack on 7 July 1944, he is honored with a Bronze Star Medal, 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.

 

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

Courts of the missing.

 

Thanks to, https://www.timesunion.com/local/article/Saipan-mission-seeks-fate-of-area-s-missing-5704715.php

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/

Bacon, Jack David

Rank and Name, Aviation Machinist’s Mate Second Class Jack David Bacon.

Unit/Placed in, Composite Squadron 10 (VC-10), United States Naval Reserve.

 

Jack is born approx. on 17 Nov. 1924 in Albany, Oregon.

Father, William H. Bacon.

Mother, Dorothy B. (Shank) Bacon.

Brother(s), William H. Bacon Jr.

 

Jack enlisted the service in Oregon with service number # 6555358.

 

Jack‘s Crew-members and their position on-board the plane a Grumman TBM-1C  were,

Ensign          J. B. Holleman         Pilot

Arm2.          Howard M. Rivers    Radio Operator

Amm2.         Jack D. Bacon         Gunner

 

Jack was KIA when the plane was hit by Anti-Aircraft and made a water landing in Tanapag Bay, Saipan on 17 June 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.

 

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

Courts of the missing.

Jack also ha a Memorial Grave at Willamette Memorial Park, Albany, Linn County, Oregon, USA.

 

Thanks to, https://www.ussgambierbay.org/

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/

Babcock, George Vernon

Rank and Name, Private First Class George Vernon Babcock.

Unit/Placed in, 2nd Amphibious Tractor Battalion (A-Comp) 2nd Marines, United States Marine Corps.

 

George is born approx. on 24 Aug. 1924 in Brook Park, Minnesota.

Father, Bridge B. Babcock.

Mother, Julia I. (Rafferty) Babcock.

Sister(s), Evelyn A. Eline C. Irene J. Eunice, Mary J. Beverly B. Pearl J. Gloria and Georgina Babcock.

Brother(s), Bridge J. Harold L. James, David G. Marion and ??? Babcock.

 

George enlisted the service in Minnesota with service number # 507675.

 

George was KIA when during the landing his LVT overturned and he drowned on 15 June 1944, he is honored with a Bronze Star Medal, 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.

 

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

Courts of the missing.

He also has a Memorial Grave at Concord Cemetery, Concord, Dodge County, Minnesota, USA.

 

Thanks to,

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

Avery, Edward Buel

Rank and Name, Private First Class Edward Buel Avery.

Unit/Placed in, First Battalion (A-Comp) 29th Marines, United States Marine Corps.

 

Edward is born approx. on 12 Feb. 1924 in Parrish, Alabama.

Father, William L. Avery.

Mother, Myrtle L. (Perkins) Avery.

Sister(s), Virginia Avery.

Brother(s), Arlie V. Avery.

 

Edward enlisted the service in Alabama with service number # 499519.

 

Edward was KIA at Death Valley, on the way to Mount Tapachao saving his comrades near a Japanese Pillbox on 26 June 1944, he is honored with a Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart, Combat Action Ribbon, Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal, Marine Corps Expeditionary Medal, American Campaign Medal, Navy & Marine Corps 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,

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

Auclair, Elliot Earl

Rank and Name, Private First Class Elliot Earl Auclair.

Unit/Placed in, 1st Battalion, 25th Marines, 4th Marine Division, Marine Corps.

 

Elliot is born approx. on 2 July 1923 in New York.

Father, Victor E. Auclair.

Mother, Nannie Auclair.

Sister(s), Victoria Auclair.

 

Elliot enlisted the service in New York with service number # 482545.

 

Elliot died of his Wounds onboard the USS Calvert due to the Wounds inflicted at the Landing of Saipan on 19 June 1944, he is honored with a Purple Heart, Combat Action Ribbon, Marine Good Conduct Medal, Marine Expeditionary Medal, American Campaign Medal, Navy & Marine Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.

 

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

Courts of the missing.

He also has a Memorial Grave at White Haven Memorial Park, Pittsford, Monroe County, New York, USA.

 

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

Ashenfelder, Everett Anderson

Rank and Name, Private Everett Anderson Ashenfelder Jr.

Unit/Placed in, 6th Marines (Weapons Comp.) 2nd Marine Division.

 

Everette is born approx. on 19 Feb. 1924 in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

Father, Everett A. Ashenfelder.

Mother, Kathyrn A. (Smith) Ashenfelder.

Sister(s), Jean M. and Kathyrn M. Ashenfelder.

Spouse, .

 

Everett enlisted the service in Pennsylvania with service number # 513235.

 

Everett died onboard the landing ship near Saipan, He fell overboard an drowned on 9 Aug. 1944, he is honored with a Bronze Star Medal, Combat Action Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, Expeditionary Medal, American Campaign Medal, Navy & Marine Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.

 

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

Courts of the missing.

He also has a Memorial Grave at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery,

Annville, Lebanon County, Pennsylvania, VS.

He also has a Memorial Grave at East Harrisburg Cemetery, Harrisburg, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, VS.

 

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

Altizer, Emmett Carlton

Rank and Name, Assistant Cook Emmett Carlton Altizer.

Unit/Placed in, 5th Amphibian Tractor Battalion, Marine Corps.

 

He was helping the Troops to the shore during the Landings in

the Marianas Red Beach 2 in a LVT.

 

Emmett is born approx. on Aug. 4, 1924 in West Virginia.

Mother, Clarise M. Altizer.

Sister(s), Jewell Altizer.

Brother(s), Warner Altizer.

 

Emmett enlisted the service in West Virginia with service number # 802762.

 

Emmett was KIA during the landings on Red 2, the Japanese shore batteries opened fire, he and the LVT were hit and sunk, on June 15, 1944 ,  he is honored with a Purple Heart, Combat Action Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, Marine Corps Expeditionary Medal, American Campaign Medal, Distinguished Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.

 

Emmett 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

Navy Chaplains

Two types of non-combatants are attached to Marine units: members of the Navy Medical Corps and Navy Chaplain Corps. Whenever the Marines are in combat, they are well tended to in body and soul on the front lines. Navy Lieutenant John H. Craven, Chaplain Corps, earned the Bronze Star for his actions under fire on Saipan. Later he summarized activities:

“In combat our main action was to go from place to place, unit to unit, and start out early in the morning and go till dark, just visiting one unit after the other and many times just have a very brief service. We had some very small hymn books . . . and some Testaments I could carry in my map case, and we would just gather a few men together in a bomb crater or defilade . . . and I would have one service after the other. Sometimes we had twelve, thirteen, or fourteen of those in one day, especially on Sunday . . .”

“Then we had to take our turn at the cemetery. Each chaplain from different units would go down and take his turn for burial. We had a brief committal service for each one as they brought the bodies in. And I set myself up to try to keep up with all of the men of our units: where they were, whether they were in the hospital. I worked closely with a sergeant major and it was amazing how we were able to keep up with men, and when they were killed and when and where they were buried.”

Craven kept a notebook listing all the casualties, and he would keep that current from day to day. Each evening he would compare notes with the regimental sergeant major. It was a help to any chaplain to know who were casualties and where, and to report and work with their frieds, and it was also a help to the sergeant major because it verified reports he got.

When Chaplain Craven and the other chaplains returned to the rear areas with their units, they started writing letters to the families of everyone who was killed in the regiment, and added their letters to those the commanding officers were required to write.

One other regimental chaplain used a special type of ministration. He had a canvas gas-mask carrier slung over each shoulder. In one carrier he had Scotch whiskey, in the other fried chicken. As he knelt by each young, frightened, wounded Marine, he was invariably asked, “Am I going to be O.K.?” “Sure you are!” was the cheerful answer, “While you are waiting to be evacuated, would you rather have a drumstick or a wing?” The young Marine would be so surprised he would forget about himself. Then, when the chaplain asked if he wanted to wash it down with a swig of Scotch, he couldn’t believe he was hearing correctly amidst all of the confusion, noise, and death all around him.

A young doctor, hearing about this chaplain, said, “That man probably saved more young lives from dying of shock than will ever be known.”

 

The Saipan cemetery was dedicated after the battle.

Watercolor by SSgt John Fabion. Marine Corps Art Collection

 

Alois, John A.

Rank and Name, Sergeant John A. Alois.

Unit/Placed in, 105th Infantry Regiment, 27th Infantry Division “O’ Ryan Roughnecks” .

 

John is born approx. on 1921 in New York.

Parents and Siblings, No Record Available.

 

John enlisted the service in New York with service number # 20202543.

 

John was KIA during a Banzai attacked from the Japanese army on the Division, on July 4, 1944, he is honored with a Purple Heart, Combat Infantry Man, Bronze Star Medal, Good Conduct 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,

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

 

Good, Robert Dalton

Rank and Name, Corporal Robert Dalton Good.

Unit/Placed in, 3rdBat, 6th Mar, 2ndMar Div. Marine Corps

 

Robert is born approx. on April 17, 1917 in Arlington, Texas.

Stepfather, David M. Lewis.

Mother, Della M. Lewis.

Stepbrother(s), David M. Lewis Jr.

 

Robert enlisted the service in Texas with service number # 255137.

 

Robert died of his wounds sustained at the fights during the Battle of Saipan on June 16, 1944,  he is honored with a Purple Heart, American Defense Medal, Chinese Defense Medal, Good Conduct Medal, Expeditionary Medal, American Campaign Medal, Distinguished 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.navsource.org/archives/10/16/160271.htm

https://books.google.nl/books?id=cohvmh-XODEC&pg=PA602&lpg=PA602&dq=lst+271&source=bl&ots=vz4gjIBCgP&sig=ACfU3U2gSf_hK1BbSIytpFXQClKSpglM_w&hl=nl&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwj_xq-p0IfiAhUCKewKHQQEAnwQ6AEwCnoECAgQAQ#v=onepage&q=lst%20271&f=false

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