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Johnson, Alfred Townsend

Rank and Name, Lieutenant Alfred Townsend Johnson.

Unit/Placed in, Carrier Division 4 (USS Franklin), United States Naval Reserve.

Alfred is born on 19 April 1915 in Springfield, Massachusetts.

Father, Alfred Le Roy Johnson.

Mother, Alice Lenora (Taylor) Johnson.

Sister(s), Jane Johnson.

Alfred enlisted the service in New York with service number # 0-122775.

Alfred was KIA when suddenly a Japanese Plane attacked with 2 armor bombs, hitting the Flight Deck and Aft with devastating damage on 19 March 1945, 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.

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

Courts of the missing.

Thanks to, https://ussfranklin.org/killed-in-action/commander-carrier-division-two-four-admiral-davison-admiral-bogin-staff-kia/

https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/details/L255-W5P

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

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

Family Info, https://www.familysearch.org

WW2 Info, https://www.pacificwrecks.com/

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

Medals Forum, https://www.usmilitariaforum.com/

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/

Johnson, Andy Globe

Rank and Name, Fireman First Class Andy Goble Johnson.

Unit/Placed in, USS Mannert L. Abele (DD-733) Destroyer, United States Naval Reserve.

Andy is born in Sneedsvile, Tennessee.

Father, Wiley Johnson.

Andy enlisted the service in Tennessee with service number # 8327793.

Andy was KIA when they were attacked by 3 Mitsubishi A6M Zero, 1 crashed Starboard Side and Exploded so cripple the ship, then a Yokosuka MXY-7 Ohka kamikaze rocket powered flying bombs made the ship broke in 2 and Sunk on 12 April 1945, 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.

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

Courts of the missing.

Thanks to, https://www.wrecksite.eu/wreck.aspx?134986

http://www.navsource.org/archives/05/733.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

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

Family Info, https://www.familysearch.org

WW2 Info, https://www.pacificwrecks.com/

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

Medals Forum, https://www.usmilitariaforum.com/

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/

Johnson, Andrew Gordon

Rank and Name, Fireman First Class Andrew Gordon Johnson.

Unit/Placed in, USS Cod (SS-224) Submarine, United States Naval Reserve.

Andrew is born on 15 July 1918 in New York.

Mother, Jennie Johnson.

Andrew enlisted the service in New York with service number # 8121702.

Andrew was KIA when he rescued a shipmate stuck in the Torpedo room what was on fire on 26 April 1945, he is honored with a Navy and Marine Corps Medal, Good Combat Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, Expeditionary Medal, American Campaign Medal, Navy & Marine Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.

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

Walls of the missing.

Thanks to, http://www.oneternalpatrol.com/johnson-a-g.htm

 http://www.usscod.org/

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

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

Family Info, https://www.familysearch.org

WW2 Info, https://www.pacificwrecks.com/

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

Medals Forum, https://www.usmilitariaforum.com/

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

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

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Andrew G. Johnson

HOME OF RECORD:

Staten Island, New York

AWARDS BY DATE OF ACTION:1 of 1


Navy and Marine Corps Medal

AWARDED FOR ACTIONS
DURING World War II

Service: Navy

Rank: Seaman First Class

Division: U.S.S. Cod

GENERAL ORDERS:

Bureau of Naval Personnel Information Bulletin No. 358 (January 1947)

CITATION:

(Citation Needed) – SYNOPSIS: Seaman First Class Andrew G. Johnson (NSN: 8121702), United States Navy, was awarded the Navy and Marine Corps Medal (Posthumously) for heroic conduct in assisting in the rescue of a shipmate when the U.S.S. COD’s after torpedo room caught fire on 26 April 1945.

Johnson, Andrew J

Rank and Name, Second Lieutenant Andrew J. Johnson.

Unit/Placed in, 501st Bomber Squadron, 345th Bomber Group, Medium.

 

Andrew is born on 1924 in Cadillac, Michigan.

Father, Harry T. Johnson.

Mother, Elizabet Johnson.

Brother(s), Roy E. Johnson.

Spouse, Margaret (Sulpher) Johnson.

 

Andrew enlisted the service in Michigan with service number # 2057207.

 

Andrew‘s Crew-members and their position on-board the plane a B-25 were,

2nd Lt.          Andrew J. Johnson            Pilot

2nd Lt.          Paul E. Langdon               Co Pilot

Lt.               Aubrey L. Stowell Jr.         Navigator

Sgt.             Alfredo P. Paredes            Engineer

Corp.            Lester F. Williams              Radio Operator

Andrew was KIA during the Mission, They were hit by FLAK and the Engine burst in flames, A Mitsubishi Zero came from behind shot them, and while descending the plane exploded on 28 April 1945,  he is honored with a Distinguished Flying Cross, Purple Heart, Good Combat Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, Army Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.

 

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

Walls of the missing.

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

Courts of the missing.

 

Thanks to, https://authordavegutierrez.com/f/honoring-the-missing-wwii-b-25-crew-of-the-cactus-kitten

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

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

Family Info, https://www.familysearch.org

WW2 Info, https://www.pacificwrecks.com/

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

Medals Forum, https://www.usmilitariaforum.com/

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/

Cain Jr. , Hallie G.

Rank and Name, Sergeant Hallie G. Cain Jr.

Unit/Placed in, 436th Bomber Squadron, 7th Bomber Group, Heavy.

 

Hallie is born on 1923 in Panama Canal Zone.

Father, Hallie G. Cain.

 

Hallie enlisted the service in Missouri with service number # 17162197.

 

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

1st Lt.           J. P. Osborne                    Pilot

2nd Lt.          Oscar R. James                 Co Pilot

2nd Lt.          John V. Hryhorcuk            Bombardier

2nd Lt.          Viktor P. Sokoloff               Navigator

Sgt.              Philip D. Bordonaro           Engineer

Sgt.              Hallie G. Cain Jr.               Radio Operator

Sgt.              David G. Foulk                  Gunner

Sgt.              Harold J. Merritt               Gunner

 

Hallie was Missing when the a Engine was hit by FLAK over the Bombing Area and went into the clouds (no record after this) on 3 May 1945, he is honored with an Air Medal, Purple Heart, Good Combat Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, Army Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.

 

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

Walls of the missing.

 

Thanks to, https://www.cbi-history.com/cbi_airfields.html

http://www.historyofwar.org/air/units/USAAF/7th_Bombardment_Group.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

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

Family Info, https://www.familysearch.org

WW2 Info, https://www.pacificwrecks.com/

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

Medals Forum, https://www.usmilitariaforum.com/

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/

Cain, Joe Boone

Rank and Name, Seaman First Class Joe Boone Cain.

Unit/Placed in, Liberty Ship SS Peter Sylvester (Cargo), United States Naval Reserve.

 

Joe is born. On 3 Dec. 1916 in Gainesville, Georgia.

Father, Hershel Pine Cain.

Mother, Daisey Lee (Tankersley) Cain.

Sister(s), Gaynelle, Clara B. and Jessie M. Cain.

Spouse, Cyrine (Bowen) Cain.

 

Joe enlisted the service in Georgia with service number # 8322374.

 

Joe was KIA on route to Ceylon from Australia when the SS Peter Sylvester was torpedoed by the U-862 and sunk on 6 Feb. 1945, 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.

 

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

Walls of the missing.

 

Thanks to,  https://www.ww2-pacific.com/soldaat/cain-joe-boone/

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

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

Family Info, https://www.familysearch.org

WW2 Info, https://www.pacificwrecks.com/

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

Medals Forum, https://www.usmilitariaforum.com/

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/

Cain, Harold Richard

Rank and Name, Seaman First Class Harold Richard Cain.

Unit/Placed in, USS Underhill (DE-682) Destroyer, United States Naval Reserve.

 

Harold is born on 26 July 1926 in Washington, Pennsylvania.

Father, Samuel Harold Cain.

Mother, Gladys Delana Jennings.

Sister(s), Rita Irene and Hilda Marie Cain.

Brother(s), Carl W. Cain.

 

Harold enlisted the service in Pennsylvania with service number # 6539905.

 

Harold was KIA when there was a Jap. Sub was sunk but in the debris were a Few Kaiten (Japanese suicide manned torpedoes) on 24 July 1945, 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.

 

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

Walls of the missing.

 

Thanks to, http://www.ussunderhill.org/index.html

https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/details/KG8Y-M2C

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

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

Family Info, https://www.familysearch.org

WW2 Info, https://www.pacificwrecks.com/

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

Medals Forum, https://www.usmilitariaforum.com/

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/

Cain, Homer Lewis

Rank and Name, Radioman Second Class Homer Lewis Cain.

Unit/Placed in, USS Monticello (AP-61) Transport/Troopship, United States Naval Reserve.

 

SS Conte Grande/USS Monticello (AP-61)

During World War II, she was acquired by the United States and was used as an American troopship—renamed USS Monticello (AP-61) in 1942.

Through the first half of 1944, she carried men from San Francisco to Californian ports, Australia, Hawaii, and the burgeoning bases of the South Pacific.

She reported to New York for an eight-week availability on 20 July 1945 and while there her Navy crew transferred off and were replaced by a Coast Guard crew beginning on 21 July 1945.

 

 

Homer is born on 1925 in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Father, Seaborn Alexander Cain.

Mother, Mary L. (Brown) Cain.

Sister(s), Unknown and Nellie P. Cain.

Brother(s), Unknown and Fred C. Cain.

 

Homer enlisted the service in Louisiana with service number # 9303641.

 

Homer died (no record) on, 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.

 

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

 

Walls of the missing.

 

Thanks to, http://www.hazegray.org/danfs/auxil/ap61.txt

http://www.navsource.org/archives/09/22/22061.htm

https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/details/L1KM-SKJ

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

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

Family Info, https://www.familysearch.org

WW2 Info, https://www.pacificwrecks.com/

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

Medals Forum, https://www.usmilitariaforum.com/

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/

Cain, Alfred Brown

Rank and Name, Radio Technician Third Class Alfred Brown Cain.

Unit/Placed in, USS Indianapolis (CA-35) Cruiser, United States Naval Reserve.

 

USS Indianapolis (CA-35)

In July 1945, Indianapolis completed a top-secret high-speed trip to deliver parts of Little Boy, the first nuclear weapon ever used in combat, to the United States Army Air Force Base on the island of Tinian, and subsequently departed for the Philippines on training duty. At 0015 on 30 July, the ship was torpedoed by the Imperial Japanese Navy submarine I-58, and sank in 12 minutes. Of 1,195 crewmen aboard, approximately 300 went down with the ship. The remaining 890 faced exposure, dehydration, saltwater poisoning, and shark attacks while stranded in the open ocean with few lifeboats and almost no food or water. The Navy only learned of the sinking four days later, when survivors were spotted by the crew of a PV-1 Ventura on routine patrol. Only 316 survived. The sinking of Indianapolis resulted in the greatest single loss of life at sea from a single ship in the history of the US Navy.

 On 19 August 2017, a search team financed by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen located the wreckage of the sunken cruiser in the Philippine Sea lying at a depth of approximately 18,000 ft (5,500 m). On 20 December 2018, the crew of the Indianapolis was collectively awarded a Congressional Gold Medal.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

 

Alfred is born on 11 Oct. 1913 in Vernon , Louisiana.

Father, Augustus Brown Cain.

Mother, Mollie Cordenia (Turner) Cain.

Sister(s), Mattie Viola Cain.

Brother(s), Infant Cain 1915/1915.

 

Alfred enlisted the service in Louisiana with service number # 6241579.

 

Alfred was KIA when the USS Indianapolis after delivered nuclear Bomb parts for Little Boy at Tinian, was Torpedoed by the Japanese Submarine I-58 and Sunk in the Philippine Sea on 30 July 1945, 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.

 

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

Walls of the missing.

Alwyn is also mentioned at U.S.S. Indianapolis National Memorial

Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, USA.

(A structure erected in honor of someone whose remains lie elsewhere.)

Alfred Also has a Memorial Grave at Castor Baptist Church Cemetery

Leesville, Vernon Parish, Louisiana, USA

 

Thanks to, https://www.ussindianapolis.com/

https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/details/L6NJ-7Y5

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/

 

USS Indianapolis (CL/CA-35) was a Portland-class heavy cruiser of the United States Navy, named for the city of Indianapolis, Indiana. Launched in 1931, the vessel served as the flagship for the commander of Scouting Force 1 for eight years, then as flagship for Admiral Raymond Spruance in 1943 and 1944 while he commanded the Fifth Fleet in battles across the Central Pacific during World War II.

 

History

Name Indianapolis

Namesake    City of Indianapolis, Indiana

Ordered      13 February 1929, Awarded      15 August 1929

Builder        New York Shipbuilding Corporation, Camden, New Jersey

Cost   $10,903,200 (contract price)

Laid down    31 March 1930, Launched          7 November 1931

Sponsored by        Lucy M. Taggart, Commissioned 15 November 1932

Identification

Hull symbol: CL-35 – CA-35, Code letters: NABD

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Nickname(s) “Indy”

Honors and awards

Bronze-service-star-3d.png Silver-service-star-3d.png 10 × battle stars

Length        , 610 ft 3 in (186.00 m) loa, 584 ft (178 m) lwl, Beam       66 ft 1 in (20.14 m)

Draft, 17 ft 4 in (5.28 m) (mean), 24 ft (7.3 m) (max)

Installed power, 8 × White-Forster boilers, 107,000 shp (80,000 kW)

Propulsion, 4 × Parsons reduction steam turbines, 4 × screws

Speed 32.7 kn (60.6 km/h; 37.6 mph)

Complement, 95 officers 857 enlisted (as designed), 1,269 officers and men (wartime)

Armament, 9 × 8 in (203 mm)/55 caliber guns (3×3), 8 × 5 in (127 mm)/25 caliber anti-aircraft guns, 2 × 3-pounder 47 mm (1.9 in) saluting guns

Armor         , Belt: 3+1⁄4–5 in (83–127 mm)

Deck: 2+1⁄2 in (64 mm), Barbettes: 1+1⁄2 in (38 mm), Turrets: 1+1⁄2–2+1⁄2 in (38–64 mm)

Conning tower: 1+1⁄4 in (32 mm)

Aircraft carried    4 × floatplanes

Aviation facilities  2 × Amidship catapults

General characteristics (1945)[3]

Armament, 9 × 8 in/55 caliber guns (3×3), 8 × 5 in/25 caliber anti-aircraft guns

2 × 3-pounder saluting guns, 6 × quad 40 mm (1.57 in) Bofors anti-aircraft guns

19 × single 20 mm (0.79 in) Oerlikon anti-aircraft cannons

Aircraft carried, 3 × floatplanes

Aviation facilities  1 × Amidship catapults (starboard catapult removed in 1945)

Cain, John Edward

Rank and Name, Aviation Machinist’s Mate Second Class John Edward Cain.

Unit/Placed in, Patrol Bombing Squadron 124 (VPB-124), United States Naval Reserve.

 

John is born on 1910 in Pennsylvania.

Father, John Cain.

Mother, Rose Cain.

Sister(s), Mary M. Rose and Anna Cain.

Brother(s), James Cain.

 

John enlisted the service in Pennsylvania with service number # 8219468.

 

John‘s Crew-members and their position on-board the plane a PB4Y  were,

LT(jg) Jack “R” Crist

LT(jg) Grant W Smith

ENSIGN Ralph M. W. Frailey

AMM2 John E Cain

ARM2 Charles Wilson

AOM2 Donald L Bott

AMM3 Theodore Noonan

ARM3 John B Kaighn Jr

AOM2 Norman F Surface

S1c Bernard J Moriarty

S1c Earnest E Pike

ART1 Norman I Sayre

ENSIGN Gerald W Eves

ARM Jack “C” Camerson

AOM1 Raymond J Skulina

ARM2 Thomas P Metz

 

John was KIA when they not returned from a Long-range search Mission along the China Coast and Shanghai, all 12 Crewmembers were MIA on 26 June 1945, he is honored with an Air Medal, 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.

 

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

Walls of the missing.

 

Thanks to, http://www.vpnavy.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

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

Family Info, https://www.familysearch.org

WW2 Info, https://www.pacificwrecks.com/

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

Medals Forum, https://www.usmilitariaforum.com/

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/