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Johnson, Andrew J

Rank and Name, Second Lieutenant Andrew J. Johnson.

Unit/Placed in, 501st Bomber Squadron, 345th Bomber Group, Medium.

 

Andrew is born on 1924 in Cadillac, Michigan.

Father, Harry T. Johnson.

Mother, Elizabet Johnson.

Brother(s), Roy E. Johnson.

Spouse, Margaret (Sulpher) Johnson.

 

Andrew enlisted the service in Michigan with service number # 2057207.

 

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

2nd Lt.          Andrew J. Johnson            Pilot

2nd Lt.          Paul E. Langdon               Co Pilot

Lt.               Aubrey L. Stowell Jr.         Navigator

Sgt.             Alfredo P. Paredes            Engineer

Corp.            Lester F. Williams              Radio Operator

Andrew was KIA during the Mission, They were hit by FLAK and the Engine burst in flames, A Mitsubishi Zero came from behind shot them, and while descending the plane exploded on 28 April 1945,  he is honored with a Distinguished Flying Cross, Purple Heart, Good Combat Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, 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.

Walls of the missing.

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

Courts of the missing.

 

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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

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Cain, Joe Boone

Rank and Name, Seaman First Class Joe Boone Cain.

Unit/Placed in, Liberty Ship SS Peter Sylvester (Cargo), United States Naval Reserve.

 

Joe is born. On 3 Dec. 1916 in Gainesville, Georgia.

Father, Hershel Pine Cain.

Mother, Daisey Lee (Tankersley) Cain.

Sister(s), Gaynelle, Clara B. and Jessie M. Cain.

Spouse, Cyrine (Bowen) Cain.

 

Joe enlisted the service in Georgia with service number # 8322374.

 

Joe was KIA on route to Ceylon from Australia when the SS Peter Sylvester was torpedoed by the U-862 and sunk on 6 Feb. 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.

 

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

Walls of the missing.

 

Thanks to,  https://www.ww2-pacific.com/soldaat/cain-joe-boone/

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/

Cain, Harold Richard

Rank and Name, Seaman First Class Harold Richard Cain.

Unit/Placed in, USS Underhill (DE-682) Destroyer, United States Naval Reserve.

 

Harold is born on 26 July 1926 in Washington, Pennsylvania.

Father, Samuel Harold Cain.

Mother, Gladys Delana Jennings.

Sister(s), Rita Irene and Hilda Marie Cain.

Brother(s), Carl W. Cain.

 

Harold enlisted the service in Pennsylvania with service number # 6539905.

 

Harold was KIA when there was a Jap. Sub was sunk but in the debris were a Few Kaiten (Japanese suicide manned torpedoes) on 24 July 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.

 

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

Walls of the missing.

 

Thanks to, http://www.ussunderhill.org/index.html

https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/details/KG8Y-M2C

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/

Cain, Homer Lewis

Rank and Name, Radioman Second Class Homer Lewis Cain.

Unit/Placed in, USS Monticello (AP-61) Transport/Troopship, United States Naval Reserve.

 

SS Conte Grande/USS Monticello (AP-61)

During World War II, she was acquired by the United States and was used as an American troopship—renamed USS Monticello (AP-61) in 1942.

Through the first half of 1944, she carried men from San Francisco to Californian ports, Australia, Hawaii, and the burgeoning bases of the South Pacific.

She reported to New York for an eight-week availability on 20 July 1945 and while there her Navy crew transferred off and were replaced by a Coast Guard crew beginning on 21 July 1945.

 

 

Homer is born on 1925 in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Father, Seaborn Alexander Cain.

Mother, Mary L. (Brown) Cain.

Sister(s), Unknown and Nellie P. Cain.

Brother(s), Unknown and Fred C. Cain.

 

Homer enlisted the service in Louisiana with service number # 9303641.

 

Homer died (no record) on, 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.

 

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

 

Walls of the missing.

 

Thanks to, http://www.hazegray.org/danfs/auxil/ap61.txt

http://www.navsource.org/archives/09/22/22061.htm

https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/details/L1KM-SKJ

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/

Cain, Alfred Brown

Rank and Name, Radio Technician Third Class Alfred Brown Cain.

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

 

USS Indianapolis (CA-35)

In July 1945, Indianapolis completed a top-secret high-speed trip to deliver parts of Little Boy, the first nuclear weapon ever used in combat, to the United States Army Air Force Base on the island of Tinian, and subsequently departed for the Philippines on training duty. At 0015 on 30 July, the ship was torpedoed by the Imperial Japanese Navy submarine I-58, and sank in 12 minutes. Of 1,195 crewmen aboard, approximately 300 went down with the ship. The remaining 890 faced exposure, dehydration, saltwater poisoning, and shark attacks while stranded in the open ocean with few lifeboats and almost no food or water. The Navy only learned of the sinking four days later, when survivors were spotted by the crew of a PV-1 Ventura on routine patrol. Only 316 survived. The sinking of Indianapolis resulted in the greatest single loss of life at sea from a single ship in the history of the US Navy.

 On 19 August 2017, a search team financed by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen located the wreckage of the sunken cruiser in the Philippine Sea lying at a depth of approximately 18,000 ft (5,500 m). On 20 December 2018, the crew of the Indianapolis was collectively awarded a Congressional Gold Medal.

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Alfred is born on 11 Oct. 1913 in Vernon , Louisiana.

Father, Augustus Brown Cain.

Mother, Mollie Cordenia (Turner) Cain.

Sister(s), Mattie Viola Cain.

Brother(s), Infant Cain 1915/1915.

 

Alfred enlisted the service in Louisiana with service number # 6241579.

 

Alfred was KIA when the USS Indianapolis after delivered nuclear Bomb parts for Little Boy at Tinian, was Torpedoed by the Japanese Submarine I-58 and Sunk in the Philippine Sea on 30 July 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 Manila American Cemetery and Memorial Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines.

Walls of the missing.

Alwyn is also mentioned at U.S.S. Indianapolis National Memorial

Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, USA.

(A structure erected in honor of someone whose remains lie elsewhere.)

Alfred Also has a Memorial Grave at Castor Baptist Church Cemetery

Leesville, Vernon Parish, Louisiana, USA

 

Thanks to, https://www.ussindianapolis.com/

https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/details/L6NJ-7Y5

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

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USS Indianapolis (CL/CA-35) was a Portland-class heavy cruiser of the United States Navy, named for the city of Indianapolis, Indiana. Launched in 1931, the vessel served as the flagship for the commander of Scouting Force 1 for eight years, then as flagship for Admiral Raymond Spruance in 1943 and 1944 while he commanded the Fifth Fleet in battles across the Central Pacific during World War II.

 

History

Name Indianapolis

Namesake    City of Indianapolis, Indiana

Ordered      13 February 1929, Awarded      15 August 1929

Builder        New York Shipbuilding Corporation, Camden, New Jersey

Cost   $10,903,200 (contract price)

Laid down    31 March 1930, Launched          7 November 1931

Sponsored by        Lucy M. Taggart, Commissioned 15 November 1932

Identification

Hull symbol: CL-35 – CA-35, Code letters: NABD

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Nickname(s) “Indy”

Honors and awards

Bronze-service-star-3d.png Silver-service-star-3d.png 10 × battle stars

Length        , 610 ft 3 in (186.00 m) loa, 584 ft (178 m) lwl, Beam       66 ft 1 in (20.14 m)

Draft, 17 ft 4 in (5.28 m) (mean), 24 ft (7.3 m) (max)

Installed power, 8 × White-Forster boilers, 107,000 shp (80,000 kW)

Propulsion, 4 × Parsons reduction steam turbines, 4 × screws

Speed 32.7 kn (60.6 km/h; 37.6 mph)

Complement, 95 officers 857 enlisted (as designed), 1,269 officers and men (wartime)

Armament, 9 × 8 in (203 mm)/55 caliber guns (3×3), 8 × 5 in (127 mm)/25 caliber anti-aircraft guns, 2 × 3-pounder 47 mm (1.9 in) saluting guns

Armor         , Belt: 3+1⁄4–5 in (83–127 mm)

Deck: 2+1⁄2 in (64 mm), Barbettes: 1+1⁄2 in (38 mm), Turrets: 1+1⁄2–2+1⁄2 in (38–64 mm)

Conning tower: 1+1⁄4 in (32 mm)

Aircraft carried    4 × floatplanes

Aviation facilities  2 × Amidship catapults

General characteristics (1945)[3]

Armament, 9 × 8 in/55 caliber guns (3×3), 8 × 5 in/25 caliber anti-aircraft guns

2 × 3-pounder saluting guns, 6 × quad 40 mm (1.57 in) Bofors anti-aircraft guns

19 × single 20 mm (0.79 in) Oerlikon anti-aircraft cannons

Aircraft carried, 3 × floatplanes

Aviation facilities  1 × Amidship catapults (starboard catapult removed in 1945)

Adams, Vonceal

Rank and Name, Seaman First Class Vonceal Adams.

Unit/placed in, USS Haligan (DD-584) Destroyer, United States Naval Reserve.

 

Vonceal was born  on July 18, 1925 in Arkansas.

Father, Culbert Adams.

Mother, Manda Adams.

Sisters, Janice and Mildred Adams.

Brothers, Howard, Nelson and Arvis Adams.

 

Vonceal entered  the Service from Arkansas with service number # 8446687.

 

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

 

Voceal was Killed in Action during a Battle at Ryukyu Islands, when the ship hit a mine, on March 26, 1945, and 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.

 

Voceal Adams is mentioned/buried at Honolulu Memorial, Honolulu, Honolulu County,

Hawaii, USA.

Courts of the Missing.

 

He Has A Memorial Grave at Angora Cemetery, Stone County, Arkansas, USA.

 

Thanks to http://www.navsource.org/archives/05/584.htm ABMC.gov

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, Garland W.

Rank and Name, Private First Class Garland W. Steele.

Unit/Placed in, 340th Engineer Construction Battalion.

 

Garland is born on 1918 in Ohio.

Father, George Washington Steele Sr.

Mother, Bessie (Hefefinger) Steele.

Sister(s), Lucille R. Steele.

Brother(s), Kenneth E. Merlin F. George and Robert Steele.

 

Garland enlisted the service in Ohio with service number # 36261809.

 

On 27 February the 340th Construction Battalion left with the Motor Ship Tennant the Oregon port for Australia

On 12 March 1944 a member of company B died, and was buried at Sea the next day.

Two Chaplains officiated at the military burial.

In the Hospital Admission Card there is written about his heart and Stomach Disease.

 

Garland died of a Disease in his Heart and Stomach on 12 March 1945, he is honored with Good Combat Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, Army Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.

 

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

Courts of the missing.

 

Thanks to, https://archive.org/details/340thEngineersInThePacific/page/n7/mode/2up

https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/details/GDR4-DP4

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/

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

 

The ship was originally from a Danish Construction Company,

But On 24 Mar 43 the Auxiliary Vessels Board noted that the success of South Pacific operations required the delivery of organized construction units (SEABEES).

They were renamed Aloca Pennant and Augira, several years later . She was to be converted with a minimal crew and an armament of one 4″ or 5″ gun aft, one 3″ gun forward, and 8-20mm guns. As a merchant ship, she had just received 1-3″ and 5-20mm guns at San Pedro on 14 Mar 43, one day after her completion. The Auxiliary Vessels ratified the actions already taken by recommending the acquisition of the two ships and their conversion to accommodate Navy crews. They became respectively USS LA SALLE (AP-102) and AURIGA (AK-98).

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/