Edwards, Arthur J.

Rank and Name, Technical Sergeant Arthur J. Edwards.

Unit/Placed in, 305th Infantry Regiment (A-Comp, 1st Battalion), 77th Infantry Division “Statue of Liberty”.

 

Arthur is born on 1920 in Maryland.

 

Arthur enlisted the service in Maryland with service number # 13072182.

 

Arthur was KIA at Silad, Leyte while clearing the Libungao-Palompon road junction from Japanese Soldiers on 29 Jan. 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.

 

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

Walls of the missing.

 

Thanks to, https://archive.org/details/OursToHoldItHigh/page/n1/mode/2up?view=theater

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/

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

Edwards, Arnold Stanford

Rank and Name, Private First Class Arnold Stanford Edwards.

Unit/Placed in, 152nd Infantry Regiment, 38th Infantry Division “Cyclone”.

Arnold is born on 1921 in Burkes Garden, Virginia.

Father, Leland Stanford Edwards.

Mother, Stellena Bell (Walker) Edwards.

Sister(s), Martha Edwards.

Arnold enlisted the service in Virginia with service number # 33214181.

Arnold died of his wounds sustained in the fights at Mango Road near Woodpecker Ridge (Philippines, Wama Dam)on 11 May 1945, he is honored with a Purple Heart with Oak Leaf Cluster, Good Combat Ribbon, Combat Infantry Badge, Marksmanship Badge, Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, Army Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.

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

Thanks to, https://www.ibiblio.org/hyperwar/USA/USA-P-Triumph/USA-P-Triumph-22.html

https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/details/L1M1-W1P

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/

Taylor, Chester

Rank and Name, Private Chester Taylor.

Unit/Placed in, 1279th Engineer Combat Battalion.

 

Chester is born approx. on 1918 in Florida.

 

Chester enlisted the service in Florida with service number # 34035029.

 

Chester was KIA during the landings at Lingayen Gulf when his LCM was hit by shore Fire from the Japanese on 10 Jan. 1940,  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.

 

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

 

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/

Website,

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

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

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

 

1279th Combat Engineers

First organized in 1937, the unit that became the 1279th Combat Engineer Battalion was the Michigan National Guard’s only all-African-American organization. The 1279th saw service in the South Pacific during World War II, including the Philippines, Solomon Islands, and Luzon. The 1279th Combat Engineer Battalion was one of the state’s African-American units to serve with distinction during that war. Unlike other Michigan African-American units, though, the 1279th was led by African-American officers. And, despite the 1948 Executive Order issued by President Harry S. Truman, the battalion remained segregated. Following World War II, the unit was redesignated as the 1279th Combat Engineer Battalion

Taylor, Andrew Matthew

Rank and Name, First Lieutenant Andrew Matthew Taylor.

Unit/Placed in, 185th Infantry Regiment, 40th Infantry Division “Sunshine”.

 

Andrew is born approx. on 10 April 1915 in Butler, Georgia.

Father, Horace Stephen Taylor.

Mother, Hattie Emanuel (Harrell) Taylor.

Sister(s), Nina Maude and Neva Estelle Taylor .

Brother(s), Stephen Emanuel Taylor.

 

Andrew enlisted the service in Georgia with service number # 1286393.

 

Andrew was KIA in the Mountain-range of Negros Island, Philippines fighting the Japanese Army on 25 April 1945, he is honored with a Purple Heart with Oak Leaf Cluster, Good Conduct Medal, Combat Infantry Badge, Marksman ship Badge, 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.

 

Thanks to, https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/details/LRWB-6R9

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/

Website,

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

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

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

Aamold, Stanley Carl

Rank and Name, Sergeant Stanley Carl Aamold.

Unit/Placed in, 640th Tank Destroyer Battalion, United States Army.

 

Stanley is born approx. in 1915 in Fergus County, Montana.

Father, Carl Martin Aamold.

Mother, Ruby (Bennet) Aamold.

Sister(s), Edith Cecile Aamold.

Brother(s), Raymond Melvin, Albert Louis, Roland Grover and Harold Aamold.

Stepbrother(s), Stanley C. and Ralph M. Arnold.

 

Stanley enlisted the service in Montana with service number # 39604734.

 

Stanley died of his wounds sustained during a fire mission at Manila Hotel on 18 Feb. 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.

 

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

 

Thanks to, https://www.tankdestroyer.net/units/battalions600s/226-640th-tank-destroyer-battalion

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/

Website,

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

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

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

Jones Jr. , Calvin Robert

Rank and Name, Radarman Third Class Calvin Robert Jones Jr.

Unit/Placed in, USS LCS-26(Landing Craft Support), United States Naval Reserve.

 

Calvin is born approx. on 14 April 1916 in Lubbock County, Texas.

Father, Calvin Robert Jones Sr.

Mother, Amanda E. (Lowrance) Jones.

Sister(s), Eunice Estelle Jones.

 

Calvin enlisted the service in Texas with service number # 3576959.

 

Calvin was KIA when the USS LCS-26 was attacked and sunk near Corregidor Island by a suicide boat on 16 February 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.

 

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

 

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

Website,

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

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

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

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

Wilson, Charles H.

Rank and Name, Staff Sergeant Charles H. Wilson.

Unit/Placed in, 1896th Engineer Battalion, Aviation.

On January 12, 1945, the 1896th Engineers Aviation Battalion was enroot to the Philippines (Lingayen Gulf) and was suddenly attacked by a Japanese kamikaze plane that slammed into the ship causing heavy fires, resulting in numerous casualties, she reached Lingayen Gulf but Charles H. Wilson along with 108 others were killed due to a kamikaze attack.

 

Charles is born approx. on 1917 in Pennsylvania.

 

Charles enlisted the service in Pennsylvania with service number # 33160283.

 

Charles was KIA on Transport to Lingayen Gulf with the SS. Kyle V. Johnson the ship was torpedoed by /died on, 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.

 

Charles 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.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

Website,

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

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

 

Lingayen Gulf

A group of merchant ships were in a convoy that arrived in Lingayen Gulf on January 11, 1945; just two days after the landing began. The voyage from Leyte to Lingayen Gulf was without mishap, but action began almost immediately after the arrival of the convoy. Elmira Victory assisted in shooting down a plane that exploded in the water against the side of the ship. Fragments of the plane flew over the ship and made holes in her side. Flying fragments wounded six members of the merchant crew. Fire broke out on the ship, and later a case of fragmentation bombs ignited but did not explode. Fortunately, there were no further attacks against the ship while at Lingayen. Henry Dodge assisting in destroying one plane on January 12 and had two bombs fall close. George Von L. Meyer reported night attacks by small boats with bombs attached and indicated that several of these attacks were successful. She was credited with an assist in the destruction of a plane on January 12. Her Armed Guards went to general quarters 30 times prior to her departure on January 26. Bombs fell fairly close to Peter Lassen on January 12, the only occasion on which the enemy penetrated the air defenses. She reported 22 alerts. Juan Cabrillo reported 19 red alerts to January 31 and 16 actual raids. Only on January 12 did two bombs fall close. Bennington was credited with the destruction of one plane and an assist in the destruction of another on that day. One of these planes just missed an ammunition ship and the other landed on the deck of a ship. John W. Foster reported planes sighted on January 25 and 29 and Katherine L. Bates had bombs land close on January 27 and 29. But this first group of merchant ships had a much easier time than the second group.

 

The second convoy had its heaviest action on January 12, the day before it reached Lingayen Gulf. At about 1253 a plane crashed into the No. 2 hold of Otis Skinner. Fire raged for 36 hours, but she continued toward Lingayen Gulf. There were no personnel casualties. Repairs were completed on February 4 and the ship left for Leyte on February 8. In the late afternoon attack on January 12, a plane hit Kyle V. Johnson I in her No. 3 hold. Apparently her 20mm fire hit this plane. Flames broke out on the ship. One Armed Guard was burned, and there were many Army casualties. This ship received credit for one plane destroyed and for an assist against another during the day. She reached Lingayen Gulf.

Wilson, Charles Horton

Rank and Name, Private Charles H. Wilson.

Unit/Placed in, 129th Infantry Regiment, 37th Infantry Division.

 

Charles is born approx. on 25 July 1925 in Benton, Arkansas.

Father, Jesse Arthur Wilson.

Mother, Sara Ada (Pitts) Wilson.

Sister(s), Leila Estelle and Mary Frances Wilson.

Brother(s), Wayne Scott, William Jess and Robert Lamont Wilson.

 

Charles enlisted the service in Arkansas with service number # 38601084.

 

Charles died after combat and Rest together with the Soldiers from the Philippine Army at Baguio  on, 6 May 1945, he is honored with a Bronze Star Medal, Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, Army Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.

 

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

Walls of the missing.

Charles also has a Memorial Grave at Staggs Cemetery

Calico Rock, Izard County, Arkansas, USA.

 

Thanks to,

Jean Louis Vijgen, ww2-Pacific.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/

Scott, David R.

Rank and Name, Staff Sergeant David R. Scott.

Unit/Placed in, 151st Infantry Regiment, 38th Infantry Division “Cyclone”.

 

David is born approx. on 1921 in Kentucky.

 

David enlisted the service in Indiana with service number # 20531592.

 

David was KIA in the fights with the Japanese over the Zig-Zag Pass, Luzon on Feb. 6, 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.

 

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

 

Thanks to, https://everytownusa.com/world-war-ii/wayne-sandefur-zig-zag-pass

Jean Louis Vijgen, ww2-Pacific.com and Europe 1940-1945 on Facebook.

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/

Scott, Charles Vester

Rank and Name, Private First Class Charles Vester Scott.

Unit/Placed in, 27th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division.

 

Charles is born approx. on 26 July 1921 in Oklahoma.

Spouse, Alma J. Scott.

 

Charles enlisted the service in Oklahoma with service number # 38571131.

 

Charles was KIA in the Fights with the Japanese over the Maffin Airfied near Lone Tree Hill on 28 April 1945, he is honored with a Silver Star Medal, Purple Heart, Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, Army Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.

 

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

 

Thanks to, https://www.ibiblio.org/hyperwar/USA/USA-P-Triumph/index.html#contents

Jean Louis Vijgen, ww2-Pacific.com and Europe 1940-1945 on Facebook.

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/