Carter, Clifford Stanley

Rank and Name, Lieutenant Junior Grade Clifford Stanley Carter.

Unit/Placed in, Fighter Squadron 84 (VF-84) “Wolf Gang”, United States Naval Reserve.

 

Clifford is born approx. on 20 Feb. 1924 in Framingham, Massachusetts.

Father, Frederick William Carter Jr .

Mother, Emma Augusta (Stimpson) Carter.

Sister(s), Edith Emily and Marjorie Jean Carter.

Brother(s), William Edwin and Burton Allison Carter.

 

Clifford enlisted the service in Massachusetts with service number # 0-346718.

 

Clifford was KIA aboard the USS Bunker Hill when it was attacked by 2 Japanese kamikazes (A6M-Zero) on 11 May 1945, he is honored with an Air Medal with 3 Gold Stars, Distinguished Flying 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.

 

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

Courts of the missing.

 

Thanks to, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/VF-84

https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/details/LRCV-1GJ

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/

Bradley, Ernest Alvin

Name and Rank in, Corporal Ernest Alvin Bradley.

Unit/Placed in, 27th Bomber Squadron, 30th Bomber Group.(Heavy).

 

Ernest was born approx. on May. 7, 1925 in Wilson County, North Carolina.

Father, Roland B. Bradley (1988).

Mother, Mildred E.. (Boyd) Reed ( 1969).

Siblings, no record available.

 

He enlisted  the service in north Carolina with serial number no record.

 

Ernest was a Ball Turret Gunner on a B-24 in the 27th Bomber Squadron.

 

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

2nd Lt.         James R. Pagan                Pilot

2nd Lt.         Johnnie W. Grant              Co-Pilot

2nd Lt.         David K. Shelledy              Navigator

2nd Lt.         Walter J. Chilsen               Bombardier

Cpl.              Calvin C. Bryant               Engineer

Cpl.              Lauren M. Hetland            Radio Operator

Cpl.              Aden D. Staley                  Ass. Engineer

Cpl.              William C. Little                Ass. Radio Operator

Cpl.              Ernest A. Bradley              Ball Turret Gunner

Cpl.              Frank A. Maressa              Gunner

Capt.            John E. Bowers                 Passenger

 

Ernest was Killed in Action when his plane was hit by AA and he ditched/crashed between Saipan, Mariana Islands, on Jan.24, 1945, and he is honored with the Purple Heart.

 

Ernest is buried at Van Buren Cemetery, Van Buren, Grant County, Indiana.

Ernest also has a Memorial Grave at Maplewood Cemetery, Wilson, Wilson County, North Carolina.

 

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/

Bowers, John E.

Rank and Name, Captain John E. Bowers.

Unit/Placed in, Communications Officer, 30th Bomber Group (Base), United States Army Air Forces.

 

He was a  Communications Officer in the 30th Bomb Group (Base).  Probably wanted to go on an actual mission and went along as a passenger, on the last mission Captain John E. Bowers was a passenger in the Bombing Mission over Iwo Jima.

 

John is born approx. on 8 Dec. 1917 in Pennsylvania.

Father, Eddie Bowers.

Mother, Leolien (Struble) Bowers.

Sister(s), Betty L. Bowers.

Brother(s), Robert W. Bowers.

Spouse, Donna Bowers.

Daughter, Sue R. Bowers

 

John enlisted the service in Pennsylvania with service number # 33168220.

 

John‘s Crew-members from the plane that he crashsed in a B-24  were,

2nd Lt.          James R. Fagan                Pilot

2nd Lt.          Johnnie W. Grant             Co Pilot

2nd Lt.          David K. Shelledy              Navigator

2nd Lt.          Walter J. Chilsen               Bombardier

Corp.            Calvin C. Bryant               Engineer

Corp.            Lauren M. Hetland            Radio Operator

Corp.            Aden D. Staley                  Asst. Engineer

Corp.            William C. Little                Asst. Radio Operator

Corp.            Ernest L. Bradley              Gunner

Corp.            Frank A. Maressa              Gunner

Captain        John E. Bovers                  Passenger

John was KIA when over the target when they were hit by Anti-Aircraft fire, tried to land at Saipan but Crashed in the sea on 24 Jan. 1945,  he is honored with an Air Medal, Purple Heart, Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, Army Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.

 

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

Because the recovering of his remains his name at Manila Cemetery is added with a rosette.

After recovery he was buried at Van Buren Cemetery, Van Buren, Grant County, Indiana, USA.

 

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/

Axenroth Jr. , Charles Raymond

Rank and Name, Corporal Charles Raymond Axenroth Jr.

Unit/Placed in, 3rd Tank Battalion (A-Comp), 3rd Marines, United States Marine Corps.

 

Charles is born approx. on 14 June 1918 in Warrington, Pennsylvania.

Father, Charles R. Axenroth Sr.

Mother, Anna L. (Stuckert) Axenroth.

Sister(s), Evelyn G. Axenroth.

Brother(s), Harry and Fred D. Axenroth.

Spouse, ??? (Humphiers) Axenroth.

 

Charles enlisted the service in Pennsylvania with service number # 440500.

 

Charles was KIA when his transport to the Landing Beaches (LST-477) off Iwo Jima was hit by a Kamikaze on 21 Feb. 1945, 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.

 

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

Courts of the missing.

He also has a Memorial Grave at Doylestown Cemetery, Doylestown, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA.

 

Thanks to, https://www.scribd.com/document/110606038/Iwo-Jima-Campaign-1945

https://marines.togetherweserved.com/usmc/servlet/tws.webapp.WebApp?cmd=ShadowBoxProfile&type=Person&ID=185363

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

Aycock, Victor Wallace

Rank and Name, Aerographer’s Mate First Class Victor Wallace Aycock.

Unit/Placed in, USS Bismarck Sea (CVE-95) Carrier, United States Navy.

Aerographer’s Mate First Class

A warrant officer in the U.S. Navy whose duties include the observation of weather and the preparation of weather and surf forecasts.

 

Wallace is born approx. on 11 Sep. 1918 in Paris, Texas.

Father, Homer Aycock.

Mother, Annie L. (Davis) Aycock.

Sister(s), Ida F. Aycock.

Brother(s), Clarence H. Aycock.

Spouse, Josephine M. Aycock.

 

Victor enlisted the service in Texas with service number # 3467317.

 

Victor was KIA during the Battle for Iwo Jima when the USS Bismarck Sea Sunk by two Kamikaze hits on Feb. 21, 1945, 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.

 

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

Courts of the missing.

 

Thanks to, http://www.navsource.org/archives/03/095.htm

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

Autrey, David

Rank and Name, Fireman Second Class David Autry.

Unit/Placed in, USS England (DE-635) Destroyer, United States Naval Reserve.

 

David is born approx. on 28 Jan. 1918 in Sampson County, North Carolina.

Father, William Autry Sr.

Mother, Eva J. (Vann) Autry.

Sister(s), Katie F. Mary H. Pricilla, Lucy L. Naomi and Ruth Autry.

Brother(s), George E. Charles and William Jr. Autry.

Spouse, Deloris C. Autry.

 

David enlisted the service in North Carolina with service number # 9691967.

 

David was KIA when the USS England was attacked by Dive-bomber’s who cost devastating fires on 9 May 1945, 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.

 

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

Courts of the missing.

 

Thanks to, http://www.navsource.org/archives/06/635.htm

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

Atkins, Boyce Eugene

Rank and Name, 1st Sergeant (Sgt-Maj.) Boyce Eugene Atkins.

Unit/Placed in, 3rd Battalion, 23rd Marines, 4th Marine Division, United States Marine Corps.

 

Boyce is born approx. on 6 Feb. 1909 in South Carolina.

Father, John A. Atkins.

Mother, Christiana Atkins.

 

Boyce enlisted the service in South Carolina with service number # 211564.

 

Boyce died of his wounds on-board the USS Pinkney due to Injuries sustained during the Landing on Blue-Beach Iwo Jima on 26 Feb. 1945,  he is honored with a Bronze 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.

 

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

Courts of the missing.

He also has a Memorial Grave at Corinth Baptist Church Cemetery, Gaffney, Cherokee County, South Carolina, USA.

 

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

Atchley, Robert J.

Rank and Name, Aviation Machinist’s Mate Third Class Robert J. Atchley.

Unit/Placed in, Torpedo Squadron 23 (VT-23), United States Navy.

 

Robert is born approx. on 1922 in Panama Canal Zone.

Parents and Siblings, No Record Available.

 

Robert enlisted the service in Tennessee with service number # 8326188.

 

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

Ensign          E.G. Conaginskie                Pilot

Arm3.          C.W. Sandburg                  Radio Operator

Amm3.         H.J. Atchley                      Gunner

 

Robert was KIA at the mission (no record) probably shot down on 17 Feb. 1945, 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.

 

Robert 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

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

Asling, Arthur Andrew

Rank and Name, Chief Water Tender Arthur Andrew Asling.

Unit/Placed in, USS Bismarck Sea (CVE-95) Carrier, United States Naval Reserve.

 

Arthur is born approx. on 1910 in Missouri.

Spouse, Gertrude S. Asling.

Daughter, Mary Lou Asling.

 

Arthur enlisted the service in Missouri with service number # 3416751.

 

Arthur was KIA during the Battle for Iwo Jima when the USS Bismarck Sea Sunk true two Kamikaze hits on Feb. 21, 1945, 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 Honolulu Memorial, Honolulu County, Hawaii U.S.A.

Courts of the missing.

Arthur also has a Memorial Grave at Louisburg Cemetery

Louisburg, Miami County, Kansas, USA.

 

Thanks to, http://www.navsource.org/archives/03/095.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

Ashley, Charles Russel

Rank and Name, Seaman Second Class Charles Russel Ashley.

Unit/Placed in, USS William C. Miller (DE-259) Destroyer, United States Naval Reserve.

 

Charles is born approx. on 1925 in Wisconsin.

Father, Russell D. Ashley.

Mother, Jennie Ashley.

Sister(s), Marvel L. and Phillipa G. and Leone Ashley.

Brother(s), Forest and Alfred Ashley.

 

Charles enlisted the service in Wisconsin with service number # 3063837.

 

Charles died when was he was emptying a Garbage Can and fell overboard on 12 March 1945, 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.

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

Courts of the missing.

He also has a Memorial Grave at Silver Lake Cemetery, Portage, Columbia County, Wisconsin, VS.

 

Thanks to, http://www.navsource.org/archives/06/259.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

 

“Ashley was as mess cook on the Miller.

He and another man were dumping an unusually heavy G.I. can when the ship gave a lurch.

His partner lost his grip on one handle and ASHLEY, either attempting to hold on to the can or being unable to extricate his hand from the handle, lost his balance and fell overboard.

While mess cooks have been instructed in the dangers of working near lifeline in rough weather and some have worn life jackets for their own protection, ASHLEY had none one.

Subsequently all men dumping garbage have been ordered to wear life jackets at all times.”