Jones, Alfred Mason

Rank and Name, Machinist’s Mate Third Class Alfred Mason Jones.

Unit/Placed in, USS Maddox (DD-731) Destroyer, United States.

 

Alfred is born approx. on 17 March 1924 in Dallas, Texas.

Father, Mcvodis Jones.

Mother, Esther D. Jones.

Sister(s), Fern E. Jones.

Brother(s), Joseph T. Jones.

Spouse, Sherman (Houseman) Jones.

Daughter, Linda Lee Jones.

 

Alfred enlisted the service in Texas with service number # 9388146.

 

Alfred was KIA while on Task Force duty near Formosa, ze was hit by a Kamikaze in the starboard superstructure on 21 Jan. 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.

 

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

Walls of the missing.

Alfred also has a Memorial Grave at Oakland Cemetery, Dallas, Dallas County, Texas, USA.

 

Thanks to, http://www.ussmaddox.org/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

Website,

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

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

 

The following named men killed in action at 1310 21 January 1945, beyond continental United States. ALL USNR on active duty. In the line of duty. Next of kin not notified. Buried at sea 22 January 1945.

1 – CAMPBELL, Donald Christenberg             Ens.

2 – BOYTON, Irving Cowles                          TM3

3 – HINDSMAN, Oran Moneyway                 F2c

4 – JONES, Alfred Mason                            MMS3

5 – LATHAM, Louis Adelbert                        SOM3

6 – PAUL, Harry (n)                                       S1c

7 – ROADMAN, Paul Miller                            S2c

Baer, Philip Emanuel

Rank and Name, Pharmacist’s Mate Second Class Philip Emanuel Baer.

Unit/Placed in, USS South Dakota (BB-57) Battleship, United States Naval Reserve.

 

Philip is born approx. on 27 March 1922 in Contra Costa, California.

Father, Emanuel H. Baer.

Mother, Anna C. (Davenport) Baer.

Spouse, Jeanette (Olsen) Baer.

 

Philip enlisted the service in California with service number # 3771554.

 

Philip died when a working party was hoisting ammunition aboard the USS South Dakota when a tank exploded on 9 May 1945, he is honored with a Combat Action Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, Expeditionary Medal, American Campaign Medal, Navy & Marine Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.

 

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

Courts of the missing.

 

Thanks to, https://southdakotabattleship.org/

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/

Backus, Thomas Hawkins

Rank and Name, Lieutenant Junior Grade Thomas Hawkins Backus.

Unit/Placed in, USS Indianapolis (CA-35) Cruiser, United States Naval Reserve.

 

Thomas is born approx. on 6 Aug. 1917 in Quanah, Texas.

Father, George W. Backus.

Mother, Lucille (Hawkins) Backus.

Spouse, Lou E. (Brindley) Backus.

Son, Thomas M. Backus (Myers).

 

Thomas enlisted the service in Texas with service number # 0-317018.

 

Thomas was KIA when the USS Indianapolis was torpedoed by the Japanese Submarine I-58 in the Philippine Sea on their way to Leyte, on July 30, 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.

 

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

Walls of the missing.

 

Thanks to, https://www.ussindianapolis.com/final-crew

http://www.ussindianapolis.org/story.htm

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/

Bach, Carl Paul

Rank and Name, Aviation Machinist’s Mate First Class Carl Paul Bach.

Unit/Placed in, Patrol Bombing Squadron 27 (VPB-27) United States Naval Reserve.

 

Carl is born approx. on 15 July 1918 in Pittsburgh, Pensylvania.

Father, Paul P. Bach.

Mother, Julia Bach.

Parents born in Germany.

Sister(s), Alice C. Bach.

Brother(s), Robert Bach.

 

Carl enlisted the service in Pennsylvania with service number # 6529200.

 

Carl‘s Crew-members and their position on-board the plane a PBM-4 were,

Lt.               Otho L. Edwards      Pilot

LtJg.            James L. Bistodeau   Co Pilot

Ens.             William M. Holligan

Ammf1.        Carl P. Bach

Aom3.          George P. Neary

Carl was KIA (no record) during night attacks on ships in Formosa on 7 Aug. 1945,  he is honored with an Air Medal, Distinguished Flying 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.

 

Carl 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

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

Averill, Fred Charles

Rank and Name, Radioman Third Class Fred Charles Averill Jr.

Unit/Placed in, USS Barbel (SS-316) Submarine, United States Naval Reserve.

 

Fred is born approx. on 5 Jan. 1924 in Grandville, Michigan.

Father, Fred C. Averill Sr.

Mother, Gladys E. Averill.

Sister(s), Ruth Ann Averill.

 

Fred enlisted the service in Michigan with service number # 6230384.

 

Fred was KIA when the USS Barbel was Attacked by a Japanese Airplane was hit and Sunk on Feb. 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.

 

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

Walls of the missing.

 

Thanks to, http://www.oneternalpatrol.com/averill-f-c.htm

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

Averell, Henry Adam

Rank and Name, Seaman First Class Henry Adam Averell.

Unit/Placed in, USS LCS(L)(3)-7 – Landing Craft Support, United States Naval Reserve.

 

Henry is born approx. on 15 April 1913 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Father, Richard G. Averell.

Mother, Sarah (Carlisle) Averell.

Sister(s), Mary E. Sarah J. and Agnes Averell.

Brother(s), John, Richard, George, Charles B. and Robert L. Averell.

Spouse, Hannah (Duffy) Averell.

 

Henry enlisted the service in Pennsylvania with service number # 9239566.

 

Henry was KIA when under surprise attack from shore gunfire and kamikaze boats the USS LCS (L)(3)-7 sunk on 16 Feb. 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.

 

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

Walls of the missing.

 

Thanks to, https://www.navsource.org/archives/10/05/050007.htm

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

Ashcraft, Verner E.

Rank and Name, Technician Fifth Grade Verner E. Ashcraft.

Unit/Placed in, Harbor Craft Detachment, Alaska Department.

 

Verner is born approx. on 17 Nov. 1913 in Grand County, Kentucky.

Father, Newt Ashcraft.

Mother, Bertha Ascraft.

Sister(s), Naomi and Ashley Ashcraft.

Brother(s), Guy, Clyde and Nelson Ashcraft.

 

Verner enlisted the service in Indiana with service number # 35691791.

 

Verner died in a skiff accident in the Unga Harbor, Aluetians on 13 Nov. 1945, he is honored with a Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, Army Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.

 

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

Courts 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

Arsenault, Ernest Aime

Rank and Name, Seaman First Class Ernest Jaime Arsenault.

Unit/Placed in, USS Trigger (SS-237) Submarine, United States Navy.

 

Ernest is born approx. on 18 May, 1926 in Mexico, Maine.

Father, James Arsenault.

Born in Canada.

Mother, Irene Arsenault.

Brother(s), Norman Arsenault.

 

Ernest enlisted the service in Maine with service number # 2091153.

 

Ernest was KIA when the USS Trigger presumably got sunk by Air and Surface Attacked 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.

 

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

Courts of the missing.

 

Thanks to, http://www.oneternalpatrol.com/arsenault-e-a.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

Arnold, Oscar

Rank and Name, Sergeant Oscar Arnold.

Unit/Placed in, Assigned to, 65th Bomber Squadron, 43rd Bomber Group, Heavy.

 

Oscar is born approx. on 1914 in Alabama.

Parents and Siblings, No Record Available.

 

Oscar enlisted the service in Alabama with service number # 34197772.

 

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

1st Lt.          Harold R. McMillan           Pilot

2nd Lt.         Clarence H. Lindquist        Co Pilot

1st Lt.          Robert. Marpet                Navigator

Corp.           George R. Powell              Engineer

T/Sgt.          George G. Sullivan            Radio Operator

Capt.           Edward D. Hurst              Passenger

Pfc.             Sylvester J. Raba              Passenger

2nd Lt.        Horace V. Perty                Passenger

T/Sgt.          Judd N. Vicksok               Passenger

Pfc.             Albert P. Herbst               Passenger

Sgt.             John F. Stucky                 Passenger

Sgt.             Oscar Arnold                   Passenger

S/Sgt.          Howard E. Burlew            Passenger

S/Sgt.          Bert J. Shelata                Passenger

T/Sgt.          John F. Lisowski               Passenger

S/Sgt.          John A. Moore                 Passenger

S/Sgt.          Kendric L. Johnson           Passenger

S/Sgt.          Henry C. Ousley Sr.           Passenger

Pfc.             Conrad W. Andrews          Passenger

Oscar died on an Operational Mission to Peleliu (probably crashed during a storm) on 23 February, 1945, he is honored with a Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, Army Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.

 

Oscar 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

 

The MACR of the Crew and first 5 Passengers was very dark, so names could be wrong.

Anderson, Harold

Rank and Name, Water Tender Third Class Harold Anderson.

Unit/Placed in, USS Bullhead (SS-332) Submarine, United States Naval Reserve.

 

Harold is born approx. on 1924 in Montana.

Father, Henry Anderson.

Mother, Anna Anderson.

Parents born in Norway.

Brother(s), Norman and Gordon.

 

Harold enlisted the service in Montana with service number # 5546777.

 

Harold was KIA when a Japanese bomber true some depth charges and the Sub sunk at the (Lombok Straight) Java Sea, on Aug. 6, 1945 on, 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.

 

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

Courts of the missing.

 

Thanks to, http://www.oneternalpatrol.com/uss-bullhead-332.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