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Cain Jr. , Arthur Fillmore

Rank and Name, Second Lieutenant Arthur Fillmore Cain Jr.

Unit/Placed in, 69th Fighter Squadron, 58th Fighter Group, United States Army Air Force.

 

Arthur is born on 21 February 1923 in Roanoke, Virginia .

Father, Arthur F. Cain.

Mother, Marian D. Cain.

Brother(s), Raymond Edward Cain.

Spouse, Shirley Selma (Nichols) Cain.

 

Arthur enlisted the service in Maine with service number # 0-814648.

 

Arthur was KIA on the way back from the Mission to Laoag, Luzon when his plane had some Manuel problems and crashed in the Sea on 17 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.

 

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

Walls of the missing.

 

Thanks to, https://pacificwrecks.com/aircraft/p-47/42-23208.html

https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/details/G4X1-91T

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/

 

Arthur Fillmore Cain Jr. was a Second Lieutenant in the United States Army Air Force, assigned as a Pilot flying a Republic P-47N Thunderbolt in the 69th Fighter Squadron, 58th Fighter Group.

 

Arthur was KIA on the way back from the Mission to Laoag, Luzon when his plane had some Manuel problems and crashed in the Sea on 17 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.

 

Irvin, James C.

Rank and Name, First Lieutenant James C. Irvin.

Unit/Placed in, 339th Fighter Squadron, 347th Fighter Group.

 

James is born approx. no record.

 

James enlisted the service in California with service number # 0-529242.

 

James died in a Plane Accident near Palawan (probably) due to Bad weather on 4 July 1945, he is honored with an Air Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, Army Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.

 

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

Walls of the missing.

 

Thanks to, https://pacificwrecks.com/units/usaaf/347fg/index.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/

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

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

“Foster, Charlie C.

Rank and Name, Staff Sergeant Charlie C. Foster.

Unit/Placed in, 871st Bomber Squadron “Ghastly Goose, 497th Bomber Group, Very Heavy.

Charlie is born approx. on no record.

Charlie enlisted the service in Texas with service number # 38159600.

Charlie‘s Crew-members and their position on-board the plane a Boeing Superfortress-26  were,

Captain        Dale W. Petersen               Pilot/Commander

2nd Lt.          Walter J. Craig                 Co Pilot

1st Lt.           Frank L. Zylla                   Navigator/Bombardier

2nd Lt.         Joseph R. Zeock                Bombardier

2nd Lt.         Donald B. Alexander          Flight Engineer

Sgt.              Arlie A. Agent                   Radar Operator

S/Sgt.           Charlie G. Foster               Radio Operator

S/Sgt.           Tom B. Clark                    CFG=Central Fire Control Gunner

Sgt.              Tony Catrion                    Left Gunner

Sgt.              Bernard F. Sutton             Right Gunner

Sgt.              Lemuel B. Peterson            Tail Gunner

Charlie was KIA due to battle damage over the target (AA hit the fuel tank that made the plane crashed), on Jan. 27, 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.

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

Courts 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

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

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

Carter, Andrew Jordan

Rank and Name, Steward’s Mate, First Class Andrew Jordan Carter.
Unit/Placed in, USS Trigger (SS-237) Submarine, United States Naval Reserve.

Andrew is born approx. on 29 Nov. 1923 in Memphis, Tennessee.
Brother(s), Terris W. Carter.

Andrew enlisted the service in New York with service number # 8108423.

Andrew was KIA when the Submarine probably was sunk by an Japanese Air Attack on 28 March 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, http://www.oneternalpatrol.com/carter-a-j.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/

Blough, Leo Carlton

Rank and Name, Master Sergeant Leo Carlton Blough

Unit/Placed in, 869th Bomber Squadron, 497th Bomber Group (Very Heavy)

 

Leo was born approx. on 1920 in La Grange County, Indiana.

Parents and Siblings, no record.

 

Leo enlisted in the service in Michigan with serial number: 16010138.

 

Leo C. Blough was a Flight Engineer in the 869th Bomber Squadron.

 

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

1st Lt.           Erwin F. Dietzel                Airplane Commander (pilot)

2nd Lt.         Edward B. Collins              Co Pilot

2nd Lt.          Jules Levy                        Navigator

2nd Lt.          Harold E. Stambaugh         Bombardier

MSgt.           Leo C. Blough                    Flight Engineer

TSgt.            Leo F. Williams                  Central Fire Control/Top Side Gunner

Sgt.              Chester P. Krysiak             Radio Operator

Sgt.              Anthony W. Cornejo           Left Side Gunner

Sgt.              Willis J. Comer                  Right Side Gunner

Sgt.              William H. Gray                Tail Gunner

Sgt.              Willis R. Audinwood           Asst. Radio Operator

Leo was K.I.A. when after take-off, nothing was seen of heard by the plane on April 2, 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.

Leo is buried at the Honolulu l Memorial, Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, U.S.A.

Courts of the Missing.

He also has a Memorial Grave at Greenwood Cemetery, Lagrange, Lagrange 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

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

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

 

West Field was a base for Twentieth Air Force B-29 Superfortress operations against the Japanese Home Islands in 1944–5, and the base for the B-29 Superfortress 58th Bombardment Wing.

The B-29 Superfortress is a four-engine propeller-driven heavy bomber designed by Boeing that was flown primarily by the United States toward the end of World War II on West-Field airfield.

  1. Range: 9,000 km
  2. Wingspan: 43 m
  3. Length: 30 m
  4. First flight: September 21, 1942
  5. Top speed: 574 km/h
  6. Engine type: Wright R-3350 Duplex-Cyclone

 

Honored by Sam E.  Pennartz

ENLISTED IN THE ARMY AIR FORCES ON 27 AUGUST 1943 AT WILKES-BARRE, PENNSYLVANIA. UNDERWENT B-29 AIRCRAFT TRANSITION AND COMBAT CREW TRAINING AT PRATT ARMY AIR FIELD, KANSAS. DEPLOYED TO THE CENTRAL PACIFIC THEATRE OF OPERATIONS AND WAS ASSIGNED TO 20TH AIR FORCE, XXI BOMBER COMMAND, 73RD BOMB WING, 497TH BOMBARDMENT GROUP, 869TH BOMB SQUADRON STATIONED AT ISLEY FIELD ON SAIPAN IN THE MARIANA ISLANDS. ON 1 APRIL 1945, HE FLEW AS THE FLIGHT ENGINEER ABOARD A BOEING B-29 SUPERFORTRESS (SERIAL #42-93883). IT WAS ONE OF 121 AIRCRAFT LAUNCHED IN A MULTI-GROUP FORMATION TO BOMBARD THE MUSASHINO AIRCRAFT ENGINE FACTORY NEAR TOKYO, JAPAN. WEATHER OVER THE TARGET AREA WAS CLEAR WITH SOME HAZE. FLAK FROM ANTI-AIRCRAFT ARTILLERY WAS MEAGER, BUT ACCURATE. JAPANESE FIGHTER AIRCRAFT ATTACKS WERE DESCRIBED AS MODERATE, WITH 33 PASSES REPORTED. HIS AIRCRAFT TOOK-OFF AT 2100 HOURS LOCAL WITH A COURSE HEADING OF 350 DEGREES ON THE PLANNED 15-HOUR ROUND-TRIP MISSION, BUT NEVER RETURNED TO SAIPAN.