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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/

Pyka, James Matthew

Name and Rank, Flight Officer James Matthew Pyka.

Unit/Placed in, 2nd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron.

 

James was born approx. on Jan. 28, 1922 in Gillespie County, Texas.

Father, Valentine B. Pyka.

Mother, Theresa (Knopp) Pyka.

Sister, Bernice T. Pyka.

Brother, Robert V. Pyka.

 

James entered  the service from Texas  with service number # 38250031.

 

James M. Pyka was a Co Pilot in the 2nd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron.

 

James crewmembers and their position onboard the B-25 were,

 

Major           Robert C. Kunz                 Pilot

F/O              James M. Pyka                 Co Pilot

1st Lt.          Stanley Z. A                     Navigator

S/Sgt.           Billy S. Isham                    Engineer/Gunner

S/Sgt.           Alvin Scheafer                  Radio Operator/Gunner

 

James was Killed in Action due to rough weather and poor visibility the plane crashed in sea, on June 19, 1945, and he is honored with the Purple Heart, Combat Action Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.

 

James is buried at Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines.

Tablets of the Missing.

 

He also has a Memorial Grave at Saint Mary Cemetery, Fredericksburg, Gillespie County, Texas, USA.

 

Thanks to http://www.cbi-history.com/part_vi_2nd_weather_recon_sq.html

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

Tank destroyers,  bensavelkoul.nl

Atkin Jr. , Edward Lingo

Rank and Name, Aviation Radioman Third Class Edward Lingo Atkin Jr.

Unit/Placed in, Patrol Bombing Squadron 119 (VPB-119), United States Naval Reserve.

 

Edward is born approx. on 26 Oct. 1923 in Dallas, Texas.

Father, Edward L. Atkin Sr.

Mother, Ruby (Kersey) Atkin.

Sister(s), Margaret Atkin.

 

Edward enlisted the service in Texas with service number # 8418058.

 

Edward ‘s Crew-members and their position on-board the plane a PB4Y-2 were,

Lt Cm.          R. C. Bales              Commander

Ltjg.             H.W. Evans             Co Pilot

Ltjg.             R.L. Fox                  Co Pilot

Ammf1.        R.I. Suhl                  Plane Captain

Acrm.           W. J. Wagner          1st Radioman

Aom1.          W.R. Gainer            1st Ordnanceman

Acom.           E.F. Fees                 Bombardier

Ammf2.        B.D. Guthrie Jr.       Bow Turret

Arm3.          E. Atkin Jr.             Fwd. Upper Deck Turret

S1.               R.N. Thayer            Aft. Upper Deck Turret

S1.               J.O. Ballard            Stbd. Waist Turret

Aom3.          J.P. McKeon            Tail turret

Edward was KIA when they took off for a routine search patrol and never returned, last radio-contact was Hangcow Harbor on 1 April 1945,  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.

 

Edward 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 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

Arsenault, Fab(ian)

Rank and Name, Second Lieutenant Fabian Arsenault.

Unit/Placed in, 51st Infantry Regiment (Philippine Scouts).

Second Lieutenant Fab Arsenault entered the U.S. Army from Massachusetts and served with the 51st Infantry Regiment (Philippine Scouts) during the defense of the Philippines. He was taken as a POW to POW Camp Cabanatuan and was later on transport to Japan, he was interned at Camp Cabanatuan until December 1944.

Camp Cabanatuan

After the Japanese occupation in 1942, the camp was converted by the Imperial Japanese Army into the Cabanatuan POW Camp. At its height, 8,000 prisoners were detained at this location. The prisoners also included some civilians including one British and one Norwegian citizen.  This POW Camp detained prisoners until liberated during the night of January 30, 1945.

The rectangular camp spanned roughly 25 acres and was 800 yards deep by 600 yards wide, divided by a road in the center. The camp consisted of a barracks for Japanese guards, barracks for prisoners, a hospital and water tower enclosed by barbed wire with guard towers.

 

Oryoku Maru

About 1619 prisoners of War onboard the Oryoku Maru at Manila. The ship sailed on December 13, 1944, for Japan and first arrived at Subic Bay. After arriving there, the same day, it was bombed by American planes from the USS Hornet, while it was picking up Japanese personnel. As dusk came, the planes broke off the attack. The planes returned and resumed the attack. On Dec. 15, 1944 and the ship was sinking.

The Japanese abandoned ship. They then ordered the POWs to abandon ship during the air raid on the ship. When the American pilots saw the large number of men climbing from the ship’s holds, they stopped their attack. As the POWs swam to shore, the POWs were shot at by Japanese soldiers with machine guns.

Brazil Maru

After the Bombing on the Oryoku Maru the POW were put aboard two other ships, the Enoura Maru and the Brazil Maru, to continue on the trip to POW camps in Japan.

Meantime 2nd Lt. Fab Arsenault died from the previous Bombardments aboard the ship on 20 January 1945.

 

Fabian is born approx. on 24 Augustus, 1918 in Canada.

Parents and Siblings, No Record Available.

 

Fab enlisted the service in Massachusetts with service number # 0-890170.

 

Fabian died of his wounds sustained during the Bombing of the Oryoku Maru on 20 January, 1945, he is honored with a Purple Heart, Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, Army Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.

 

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

Walls of the missing.

 

Thanks to, https://dpaa.secure.force.com/dpaaProfile?id=a0Jt000001CWRQrEAP

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

Arnett, George Junior

Rank and Name, Pharmacist’s Mate Third Class George Junior Arnett.

Unit/Placed in, USS Ticonderoga (Cv-14) Carrier, United States Navy.

 

George is born approx. on June 27, 1925 in Guage, Kentucky.

Father, George Arnett.

Mother, Catherine Arnett.

Sister(s), Eliza, Gladys, Hazel and Euna Arnett.

Brother(s), Hearld, Earl, Raymond, Elan and Ray Arnett.

 

George enlisted the service in Kentucky with service number # 8559341.

 

George was KIA when a Kamikaze attacked the USS Ticonderoga near Formosa, (present Taiwan) , on Jan. 21, 1945, he is honored with a Purple Heart, Navy Cross, Combat Action Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, Expeditionary Medal, American Campaign Medal, Navy & Marine Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.

 

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

Walls of the missing.

 

Thanks to, http://www.navysite.de/cv/cv14.htm

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

The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Navy Cross (Posthumously) to George Junior Arnett, Pharmacist’s Mate Third Class, U.S. Navy (Reserve), for extraordinary heroism and conspicuous devotion to duty in operations against the enemy while serving as a Pharmacist’s Mate on board the U.S. Navy Aircraft Carrier U.S.S. TICONDEROGA (CV-14), during enemy air attacks on 21 January 1945. Pharmacist’s Mate Third Class Arnett made many trips into smoke-filled compartments to rescue men who had been overcome with smoke. This was done with complete disregard for his own personal safety and without benefit of a rescue breathing apparatus. Each man brought by him was revived. On the last trip he himself was overcome and could never be revived. His actions were at all times inspiring and were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service, in that he gave his own life in saving the lives of several of his shipmates.

Andrews, George

Rank and Name, Staff Sergeant George Andrews.

Unit/Placed in, 823th Bomber Squadron, 38th Bomber Group, Medium.

 

George is born approx. on June 13, 1924 in West Newton, Pennsylvania.

Father, John Andrews.

Mother, Mary Andrews.

Parents born In Austria.

Brother(s), John, Joe, Leonard and Edward Andrews.

 

George enlisted the service in Pennsylvania with service number # 13131518.

 

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

2nd Lt.          Christian C. Bauer Jr.        Pilot

2nd Lt.          William A. O’Donnell          Co Pilot

Cpl.              Charles G. Valberg             Radio Operator/Gunner

Sgt.              Charles E. Roberts             Engineer/Gunner

S/Sgt.           George Andrews                Gunner

George was KIA when the plane was hit by Anti-Aircraft and knocked out one of the engine and they crashed in Sea on March 8, 1945, he is honored with a Purple Heart with Oak Leaf Cluster, Air Medal with 2 Oak Leaf Cluster, Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, Army & Air Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.

 

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

Walls of the missing.

 

Thanks to, https://www.sunsetters38bg.com/

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,

Philppine Info, http://www.philippine-scouts.org/

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