Edwards, Alfonso Gordon

Rank and Name, Sergeant Alfonso Gordon Edwards.

Unit/Placed in, 484th Bomber Squadron, 505th Bomber Group, Very Heavy.

Alfonso is born on 25 Aug. 1917 in Drew, Arkansas.

Father, Joe Emmett Edwards.

Alfonso enlisted the service in Arkansas with service number # 37069803.

 

Alfonso‘s Crew-members and their position on-board the plane a B-29 were,

1st Lt.           Walter H. Schroeder Jr.               Pilot

2nd Lt.          Milton O. Truitt Jr.                     Co Pilot

2nd Lt.          Herbert L. Schulman                   Navigator

2nd Lt.          Robert F. Jefferies                       Bombardier

T/Sgt.          Arthur L. Burkhart                     Flight Engineer

Sgt.              Steve Bednar Jr.                        Radio Operator

Corp.            Francis C. Prestera                      Radar/Gunner

Sgt.              Alfonso G. Edwards                     Central Fire Control/Gunner

Corp.            Joseph J. Pilgrim                        Left Belly Gunner

Corp.            Edwin L. Minkwitz                      Right Belly Gunner

Corp.            Lewis R. Murzycki                       Tail Gunner

Alfonso was KIA when on the mission to Bomb the Nakajima Aircraft Factory, they were during the bombing attacked by several Enemy Planes on 10 Feb. 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.

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

Courts of the missing.

Alfonso also has a Memorial Grave at Union Ridge Cemetery #1

Monticello, Drew County, Arkansas, USA.

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/

Edwards, Dan

Rank and Name, Seaman Second Class Dan Edwards.

Unit/Placed in, USS Franklin (CV-13) Carrier, United States Naval Reserve.

Dan is born. on 1922 in Grayson, Virginia.

Father, John Dickenson Edwards.

Mother, Ruth Malinda (Higgins) Edwards.

Brother(s), Joe “Bill” Williams Edwards.

Dan enlisted the service in Virginia with service number # 7826899.

Dan was KIA when the USS Franklin was hit by 2 Bombs from a Japanese airplane in the approach to the Japanese mainland on 19 May 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.

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

Courts of the missing.

Thanks to, https://ussfranklin.org/

https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/details/L6NG-X3Z

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, Carl Alvin

Rank and Name, Fireman Second Class Carl Alvin Edwards.

Unit/Placed in, USS Morrison (DD-650) Destroyer, United States Naval Reserve.

Carl is born approx. on no record.

Carl enlisted the service in Idaho with service number # 9646745.

Carl was KIA when the USS Morrison on radar picket was shifted to a critical station where she was attacked by various Kamikazes, with 3 attacks she was severe damaged with the fourth a Japanese twin-float biplane crashed mis-ship she sunk on 30 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.

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

Courts of the missing.

Thanks to, https://destroyerhistory.org/fletcherclass/ussmorrison/

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/

Edwards, Bernard

Rank and Name, Coxswain Bernhard Edwards.

Unit/Placed in, USS Laffey (DD-724) Destroyer.

Bernard is born on 1912 in Washington County, Ohio.

Father, Everett Edwards.

Mother, Ida Myrtle Wood.

Sister(s), Laeta Faye Edwards.

Brother(s), Orland Wesley Edwards.

Bernard enlisted the service in Ohio with service number # 6143229.

Bernard was KIA when the USS Laffey was attacked near Okinawa by many Kamikazes the Laffey survived despite being badly damaged by four bombs on 16 April 1945, he is honored with a Bronze Star 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.

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

Courts of the missing.

Bernard also has a Memorial Grave at Newport Cemetery

Newport, Washington County, Ohio, USA.

Thanks to, https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/details/LHLN-7V2

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/

Edwards, Charles Luther

Rank and Name, Boatswain’s Mate First Class Charles Luther Edwards.

Unit/Placed in, USS Drexler (DD-741) Destroyer, United States Naval Reserve.

Charles is born approx. on 13 March 1919 in Maryland.

Father, Charles Newton Edwards.

Mother, Lula Ruth (Farmer) Edwards.

Brother(s), Wade Lapsley Edwards.

Spouse, Ruby Maude (Armistead) Edwards.

Son, Lawrence Ray Edwards.

Charles enlisted the service in Virginia with service number # 6583229.

Charles was KIA when the USS Drexler was attacked by kamikazes near Okinawa, the Second gave large gasoline fires, she then was hit by a P1Y1 Bomber causing her to sink on 28 May 1945, he is honored with a Silver Star 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.

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

Courts of the missing.

Thanks to, https://uboat.net/allies/warships/ship/2068.html

https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/details/L6Q4-NP5

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/

Young, Adrian Clinton

Rank and Name, Private Adrian Clinton Young.

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

Adrian is born approx. on 15 Feb. 1925 in Collingsworth, Texas.

Father, James Elmer Young.

Mother, Lena (Clay) Young.

Sister(s), Alta Lavelle, Sylva Faye and Geneva Ann Young.

Brother(s), James Lewis Young.

Adrian enlisted the service in Texas with service number # 38604086.

Adrian was KIA in the fights with the Japanese on Hacksaw Ridge, Kakazu Mountain Range on 14 May 1945, he is honored with an 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.

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

Courts of the missing.

Adrian also has a Memorial Grave at Dawson County Cemetery,

Lamesa, Dawson County, Texas, USA

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/

Davis, Albert Van

Rank and Name, Seaman First Class Albert Van Davis.

Unit/Placed in, USS Spectacle (AM-305) Mine Sweeper, United States Naval Reserve.

 

Albert is born approx. on 1922 in Texas.

Father, Martin V. Davis.

Mother, Cora I. Davis.

Sister(s), Gladys and Wilma G. Davis.

Brother(s), Cade J. and Von Davis.

Spouse, Corine (Blanding) Davis.

 

Albert enlisted the service in Texas with service number # 8433599.

 

Albert was KIA when after the damage and  from the First Kamikaze the USS Spectacle it was attacked by a Kamikaze for the second time on 25 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.

 

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

Courts of the missing.

 

Thanks to, https://uboat.net/allies/warships/ship/5369.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

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, Andrew

Rank and Name, Machinist’s Mate Second Class Andrew Miller.

Unit/Placed in, USS Callaghan (DD-792) Destroyer, United States Navy.

 

Andrew is born approx. on 1924 in California.

Father, Harry Miller.

Born in Greece.

Mother, Mart Miller.

Born in Portugal

Sister(s), Dionisia and Athena Miller.

Brother(s), Napoleon Miller.

 

Andrew enlisted the service in California with service number # 3763601.

 

Andrew was KIA when the USS Callaghan was sunk by a Japanese Aircraft off Okinawa on July 28 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.

 

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

Courts of the missing.

 

Thanks to, https://uboat.net/allies/warships/ship/1898.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

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/

Jones, Bob

Rank and Name, Steward’s Mate Second Class Bob Jones.

Unit/Placed in, USS Luce (DD-522) Destroyer, United States Naval Reserve.

 

Bob is born approx. on 1926 in Alabama.

Father, Sam Jones.

Mother, Luida Jones.

Sister(s), Annie Lee, J. T. Rebecca, Della May and Luida Jones.

Brother(s), James and Philipe Jones.

 

Bob enlisted the service in Alabama with service number # 9335932.

 

The USS Luce was on Radar Picket in the Pacific near the Kerama Islands when she was attacked by 2 Kamikaze Planes, she shot one but he dropped his bomb causing a late response for the second one, who crashed on his aft section (rear) and it sank.

 

Bob was KIA when a bomb from the first Kamikaze hit and the second one crashed at the aft section on May 4, 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.

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

Courts of the missing.

 

Thanks to, http://www.navsource.org/archives/05/522.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

Jones, Carl Lee

Rank and Name, Steward’s Mate First Class Carl Lee Jones.

Unit/Placed in, USS Drexler (DD-741) Destroyer, United States Naval Reserve.

 

Carl is born approx. on 29 July 1924 in Texas.

Father, James Jim Jones.

 

Carl enlisted the service in Texas with service number # 8394100.

 

Carl was KIA when a Japanese Yokosuka fighter crashed on the USS Drexler started gasoline Fires and sunk on May 28, 1945, 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.

 

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

Courts of the missing.

 

Thanks to, http://www.navsource.org/archives/05/741.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,

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

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