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Backer, Robert M.

Rank and Name, Second Lieutenant Robert M. Backer.

Unit/Placed in, 82nd Bomber Squadron, 12th Bomber Group, Medium.

 

Robert is born approx. on 1920 in Massachusetts.

 

Robert enlisted the service in North Carolina with service number # 0-718211.

 

Robert‘s Crew-members and their position on-board the plane a B-25  were,

2nd Lt.       Herbert J. Chaplin              Pilot

1st Lt.       Joseph P. Poledovich            Co Pilot

2nd Lt.       Robert W. Backer                Navigator

S/Sgt.       Stanley F. Muffs                  Radio Operator

Major        Homer L. Goulet                 Passenger

S/Sgt.       Robert B. Carey                  Passenger

S/Sgt.       Elwood I. Clarck                  Passenger

Pfc.           Metro Stanchak                  Passenger

Robert died because there were failures with the engine and landing gear, they all bailed out safely but he probably drowned on 24 Sept. 1945,  he is honored with a Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, Army Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.

 

Robert 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 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/

Ayotte, Owen A.

Rank and Name, Sergeant Owen A. Ayotte.

Unit/Placed in, 2nd Combat Cargo Squadron, United States Army Air Forces.

 

Owen is born approx. on 1920 in Bay City, Michigan.

Father, George Ayotte.

Mother, Stella Ayotte.

Sister(s), Mary J. and K. S. Ayotte.

Brother(s), Kenneth and George Ayotte.

 

Owen enlisted the service in Michigan with service number # 36866002.

 

Owen‘s Crew-members and their position on-board the plane a C-47 were,

2nd Lt.          Clyde D. Johnston Jr.         Pilot

F/O.             Douglas E. Boyd                Co Pilot

S/Sgt.           Robert J. Geers                 Radio Operator

Sgt.              Owen A. Ayotte                Engineer

Sgt.              Edward W. Knight             Asst. Radio Operator

 

Owen was KIA when the left China to Burma (no Cargo) an explosion occurred in the Left engine and the order came to bail out on 16 July 1945, he is honored with an Air Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, Purple Heart, Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, Army Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.

 

Owen 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 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

Aumann, Edward W.

Rank and Name, Second Lieutenant Edward W. Aumann.

Unit/Placed in, 5th Fighter Squadron, 1st Commando Group.

 

Edward is born approx. on 1923 in New Jersey.

Father, Herbert P. Aumann.

Mother, Marie F. Aumann.

Brother(s), Herbert M. Joseph C. Robert A. and John T. Aumann.

 

Edward enlisted the service in New Jersey with service number # 0-715433.

 

Edward was KIA on a Bombing Mission (Bridge) at Burma when (probably) he was shot by a (hidden)Machine Gun on 31 May 1945, he is honored with an Air Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, Purple Heart, Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, Army Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.

 

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

Walls of the missing.

 

Thanks to, https://scarletboy44.tumblr.com/post/20213692638/remember-2lt-edward-w-aumann-5th-fighter

http://www.historyofwar.org/air/units/USAAF/1st_Air_Commando_Group.html

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

Arrasmith, John Philip

Rank and Name, Second Lieutenant John Philip Arrasmith.

Unit/Placed in, 427th Night Fighter Squadron.

 

John is born approx. on 24 October, 1921 in Bethany, Missouri.

Father, Clarence A. Arrasmith.

Mother, Esther H. Arrasmith.

Sister(s), Carrol J. Arrasmith.

Brother(s), George F. and Clarence H. Arrasmith.

 

John enlisted the service in California with service number # 0-872251.

 

John ‘s Crew-members and their position on-board the plane a B-25 were,

Major           Richard F. Ginther            Pilot

2nd Lt.         William H. Mc Wirck         Co Pilot

2nd Lt.         James M. Citron               Navigator

2nd Lt.         John P. Arrasmith            Asst. Navigator/Bombardier

S/Sgt.          Aaron Cohen                   Engineer

S/Sgt.          Jack R. Laney                  Asst. Engineer

T/Sgt.          Joseph J. Somrader          Passenger

S/Sgt.          Gerald Dunbar                 Passenger

Sgt.             Floyd L. Ricks                  Passenger

Sgt.             Philip A. Jones                 Passenger

Major           E.J. Witzenburger             Passenger

Sgt.             Theodore F. Kobalow         Passenger

Sgt.             Howard J. Redfield           Passenger

Sgt.             Robert J. Thompson          Passenger

Pfc.             Bruce M. White                Passenger

 

John died during the mission to India, where they never arrived on 4 July, 1945, he is honored with a Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, Army Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.

 

John 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 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

Arnoldus, Robert Thermond

Rank and Name, Major Robert Thermond Arnoldus.

Unit/Placed in, Headquarters Squadron, 468th Bomber Group, Heavy.

 

Robert is born approx. on 9 July, 1917 in Oregon.

Parents and Siblings, No Record Available.

Spouse, Dorothy B. Arnoldus.

 

Robert enlisted the service in Oregon with service number # 0-412133.

 

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

Colonel         Ted S. Faulkner                Pilot

1st Lt.          Maurice E. Eigler              Co Pilot

Major           Robert T. Arnoldus           Navigator

Major           Harve N. Johnson             Bombardier

1st Lt.          Harry H. Peterson             Radar Operator

F/O.            Edward J. Kennedy           Engineer

Sgt.             William Glibbon               Radio Operator

Sgt.             Ward Miller                    Central Fire Control /Gunner

S/Sgt.          Buster Westbrook             Left Gunner

S/Sgt.          Hubert B. Gruber             Right Gunner

S/Sgt.          Emerald T. Queen             Tail Gunner

Passenger     John Andrew                  War Correspondent

 

Robert was KIA  on the Mission to the Singapore Naval base and for reason unknown, they saw the plane crash at Bengal Bay on 5 November, 1944, he is honored with an Air Medal with 2 Oak Leaf Cluster, Purple Heart, Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, Army Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.

 

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

Walls of the missing.

He also has a Memorial Grave at Summerville Cemetery,

Summerville, Union County, Oregon, USA.

 

Thanks to, https://pacificwrecks.com/aircraft/b-29/42-6370.html

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

Annabalina, Lewis P.

Rank and Name, Sergeant Lewis P. Annabalani.

Unit/Placed in, 493rd Bomber Squadron, 7th Bomber Group (Heavy).

 

Lewis is born approx. on Oct. 13, 1925 in. Connecticut

Father, Angelo Annabalina.

Mother, Aurelia V. Annabalina.

Parents born in Italy.

Sister(s), Tina, Elda and Beatrice Annabalina.

Brother(s), Tony, Gene and Albert Annabalina.

 

Lewis enlisted the service in Connecticut with service number # 31411344.

 

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

2nd Lt.          Wesley H. Somers              Pilot

2nd Lt.          James C. McGinty              Co Pilot

2nd Lt.          Frederick P. Prevot            Navigator

2nd Lt.          James M. Moore                Bombardier

2nd Lt.          Kenneth E. Swanson          Radar Observer

Pfc.              Arthur H. Feinberg            Engineer

Sgt.              Leo D. Kehoe                     Radio Operator

Sgt.              George R. Oberlander Jr.    Gunner

Sgt.              Lewis P. Annabalina          Gunner

Lewis was KIA/died when returning from the mission the contact was lost (it’s presumed they crashed into the Bay of Bengal near Akyab Burma) on,  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.

 

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

Walls of the missing.

He also has a Memorial Grave at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA.

 

Thanks to, http://www.cbi-history.com/part_vi_7th_bomb_gp-3.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

Andrews, Chester

Rank and Name, Sergeant Chester Andrews.

Unit/Placed in, 1328th Army Air Force Base Unit.

 

Chester is born approx. on Ja. 14, 1921 in Illinois.

Parents and Siblings, No Record Available.

 

Chester enlisted the service in Wisconsin with service number # 106068576.

 

Chester ‘s Crew-members and their position on-board the plane a C-46 were,

Captain        Ralph B. Johnston    Pilot

F/O.             John I. McCall         Co Pilot

Sgt.              Chester Andrews     Radio Operator

Chester died on a Cargo Flight due to bad weather on July 18, 1945, he is honored with a Air Medal, Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, Army & Air 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.

Walls of the missing.

He also has a Memorial Grave at Pine Hill Cemetery, Armstrong Creek, Forest County, Wisconsin, USA.

 

Thanks to, http://www.cbi-history.com/part_ii.html

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