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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/

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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/

Siemianowski, Henry W.

Rank and Name, Private First Class Henry W. Siemianowski.

Unit/Placed in, 382th Infantry Regiment, 96th Infantry Division “Deadeye” (Sustainment Brigade).

 

Henry is born approx. on 25 July 1926 in Pennsylvania.

Parents and Siblings, No Record Available.

 

Henry enlisted the service in Pennsylvania with service number # 33893096.

 

Henry was KIA during the fiercely defended Battle for Conical Hill, Okinawa on 13 May 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.

 

Henry was first buried at Manila American Cemetery and Memorial Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines.

Henry is reburied in 1949 at Mount Airy Cemetery, Natrona Heights, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, 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

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

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

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/

Adams, Burton John

Rank and Name, Seaman First Class Burton John Adams.

Unit/Placed in, USS Sigsbee (DD-502), United States Naval Reserve.

 

Burton is born on 1923 in Michigan.

Father, Clayton Adams.

Mother, Helena Adams.

Sister(s), Mildred, Buleh, Betty and Shirley Adams.

Brother(s), Archie Adams.

Spouse, Jeane Adams.

 

Burton enlisted the service in Michigan with service number # 6226197.

 

Burton J. Adams was a Seaman 1st Class in the United States Naval Reserve.

 

Burton was KIA in the explosion when the USS Sigsbee was attacked and hit by a Kamikaze on 14 April 1945,  he is honored with a Purple Heart, Good Combat Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, Army Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.

 

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

Courts of the missing.

Burton also has a Memorial Grave at Vanderbilt Cemetery, Vanderbilt, Otsego County,

Michigan, USA.

 

Thanks to, http://uss.sigsbee502.com/wallofmissing

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

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/

Adams, Pierce Milton

Rank and Name, Seaman First Class Pierce Milton Adams.

Unit/placed in, USS LSM-135 Landing Ship, United States Navy.

 

Pierce was born  in 1927 in Georgia.

 

Father, Olah F. Adams.

Mother, Maggie Adams.

Sister, Rhunas Adams.

 

Pierce M. Adams entered  the service from Georgia with service number # 6908188.

 

Pierce M. Adams rank/duty was a Seaman First Class in the United States Navy.

 

Pierce M. Adams was Killed in Action when the Landing ship was Sunk after a Kamikaze attack near Okinawa, Japan, on May  25, 1945, and he is honored with the 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.

 

Pierce is mentioned/buried at Honolulu Memorial, Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA.

Courts of the Missing.

He has a Memorial Grave at Farmington Cemetery, Farmington, Oconee County, Georgia, 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

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

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

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/

Steele, James Moss

Rank and Name, Seaman First Class James Moss Steele.

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

 

James is born approx. on 1923 in Kansas.

Father, James Steel.

Mother, Marian Stowe.

 

James enlisted the service in California with service number # 02660401.

 

James was KIA when a Japanese Bomber dropped 2 Bombs what resolved in heavy 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.

 

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

Courts of the missing.

 

Thanks to, https://ussfranklin.org/

http://www.researcheratlarge.com/Ships/CV13/1946DamageReport.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

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/

Steel(e), Alexander Leroy

Rank and Name, Seaman First Class Alexander Leroy Steel.

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

 

Alexander is born approx. on 1923 in Kansas.

Father, James D. Steel.

Mother, Mary A. Steel.

Sister(s), Welma F. Steel.

Brother(s), Charles W. and John Henry Steel.

 

Alexander enlisted the service in Kansas with service number # 06291683.

 

Alexander was KIA When a Japanese Bomber dropped 2 Bombs what resolved in heavy 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.

 

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

Courts of the missing.

 

Thanks to, https://ussfranklin.org/

http://www.researcheratlarge.com/Ships/CV13/1946DamageReport.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

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/

Steele, Charles Gordinier

Rank and Name, Lieutenant Commander Charles Gordinier Steele.

Unit/Placed in, USS Bunker Hill (CV-17) Carrier, United States Navy.

 

Charles is born on 16 Sep. 1910 in Rhinelander, Wisconsin.

Father, Henry Francis Steele.

Mother, May E. Gordinier Steele.

 

Charles enlisted the service in Illinois with service number # O-128843.

 

Charles was KIA when a 2 Japanese suicide plane damaged the U.S.S. Bunker Hill off the coast of Okinawa on 11 May 1945, he is honored with a Purple Heart, Bronze Star Medal, Legion of Merit, Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal with Stars, WW II Victory Medal.

 

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

Courts of the missing.

 

Thanks to, https://worldwartwoveterans.org/steele-charles-gordinier128843-us-navy-uss-bunker-hill-kia-killed-in-action-may-11-1945-purple-heart-medal-rhinelander-wisconsin-chicago-illinois/

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

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/

 

CITATION LEGION DE MERIT

“Flag Secretary and Aide to Vice-Admiral Mitscher on U.S.S. Bunker Hill.

The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Legion of Merit posthumously to Lieutenant Commander Charles Cordinier Steele, United States Naval Reserve, for service as set forth in the following Citation : “For exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding services to the Government of the United States as Aide, Flag Secretary and Staff Watch Ofcer attached to the Staff of the Commander, First Carrier Task Force, embarked on the U.S.S. Bunker Hill, during combat operations against enemy Japanese forces in the Pacific War Area, from December 20, 1944, to May 11, 1945. Undaunted by the savage tactics of a ruthless enemy, Lieutenant Commander Steele rendered invaluable assistance to his commanding off’ cer during the planning and execution of extended operations against the Japanese Empire, including the first Tokyo raids, support of the landings on Iwo Jima, strikes against Kyushu and the Kure Naval Base, support of landings on Okinawa and an engagement with major units of the Japanese Fleet on April 7, 1945. A brilliant administrator, Lieutenant Commander Steele, by his aggressive leadership, unfaltering professional skill and outstanding ability as Staff Watch Officer, contributed essentially to the success of these vital operations and by his zealous efforts and gallant conduct throughout a period of bold offensive operations, materially furthered the incursion of the First Carrier Task Force in the restricted waters off the coast of Japan. For the President, James Forrestal, Secretary of the Navy”

 

The 2 Kamikaze planes were the Japanese,

Mitsubishi A6M Zero

The first Kamikaze plane was flown by, Lieutenant Junior Grade Seizō Yasunori,

And the Second Kamikaze plane was flown by, Ensign Kiyoshi Ogawa.

Steele, Donald Merle

Rank and Name, First Lieutenant Donald Merle Steele.

Unit/Placed in, Marine Attack Squadron 543 (VMT(n)-543), United States Marine Corps.

 

Donald is born on 1923 in Oregon.

Father, Glenn Eden Steele.

Mother, Isolda Blanche (Rooper) Steele.

Sister(s), Gwendolyn Steele.

Brother(s), Glenn R. Steele.

Spouse, Nancy J. Steele.

 

Donald enlisted the service in Oregon with service number # O-033089.

 

Donald Was Kia On A Dusk Combat Air Patrol By Friendly Fire From Us Fighters, It Was Too Late For Identification, So They Shot Him On 9 June 1945, he is honored with an Air Medal, Purple Heart, Good Combat Ribbon, Marine Good Conduct Medal, Marine Expeditionary Medal, American Campaign Medal, Navy & Marine Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.

 

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

Courts of the missing.

 

Thanks to, https://www.ww2-pacific.com/soldaat/steele-donald-merle/

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

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

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

WordPress en/of Wooncommerce oplossingen, https://www.siteklusjes.nl/

Military Recovery,  https://www.dpaa.mil/

 

The “Nighthawks” commissioning skipper, Maj Claude Carlson, was an old timer – he had served in Shanghai in 1939 and commanded VMSB-141 in 1942-43. However, he died in a flying accident at Cherry Point in July 1944, being succeeded by his exec, Maj Claire Chamberlain. “CC” took the squadron to El Centro in September, preparing for departure for Hawaii in January 1945. The squadron’s Hellcats landed at Okinawa in April, and five enlisted men were injured when a kamikaze struck the transport USS Achenar (AKA-53) on the 2nd. The ground and flight echelons were reunited at Kadena on April 9, serving in MAG-33.

 

The “Nighthawks” began night CAPs on April 14, losing 2Lt Bruce Bonmer. Two more planes and a pilot were lost on the 17th – only the unit’s fourth night of operations. First blood had come on April 15 when Capt Jim Etheridge shortstopped a “Frank” fighter directly overhead as it descended to attack Kadena. He ignored heavy “friendly fire” to down the intruder, but took six hits in the process. It was the first night kill of the TAF on Okinawa. However, American AA gunners shot up another Night Hellcat so badly that it was surveyed.

 

After nearly a year in command, Claire Chamberlain turned over to Maj Jim Maguire in mid June.

 

The squadron’s best night’s work was July 29 with two “Bettys” confirmed and a probable. The “Night Hawks” closed their victory log on August 7 with two more “Bettys” destroyed, one in the early morning by 2Lt Henry Berck and the last one by Capt Tom Danaher just before midnight. The “Night Hawks” were credited with 15 kills, and as proof of the validity of their training, eight of the 13 successful pilots were second lieutenants.

 

The squadron took heavy casualties during the Okinawa campaign, suffering 1 1 of the 17 TAF nightfighters known lost during the campaign, including a USAAF P-61 Black Widow. The “Night Hawks” moved to Awase airfield on July 15 but were based at Kadena on VJ Day. They returned to Miramar in January 1946.

Thanks to; https://www.usmilitariaforum.com/

Ireland, John Bushell

Rank and Name, Water Tender Third Class John Bushell Ireland.

Unit/Placed in, USS Bunker Hill (CV-17) Carrier, United States Nava Reserve.

 

John is born on 31 July 1923 in Okeechobee, Florida.

Father, Paul Frederick Ireland.

Mother, Viviebnne B. (Bushell) Ireland.

Sister(s), Ruth Etelynn Ireland.

Brother(s), Paul, James Caleb, Joe, David and Robert George Ireland.

Spouse, Imogene (Neuhauser) Ireland.

Son, John Arthur Ireland.

 

John enlisted the service in Illinois with service number # 8542167.

 

John was KIA when supporting the Okinawa invasion, the USS Bunker Hill was Struck by 2 Kamikazes and severely Damaged on 11 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.

 

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

Courts of the missing.

 

Thanks to, http://www.navsource.org/archives/02/17.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

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/