Masters, George W.

Rank and Name, Staff Officer (Vice Flottila Commander-SO Auxiliary) George W. Masters.

Unit/Placed in, United States Merchant Marine and United States Coast Guard.

The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC)

Founded 5 April 1933, was a voluntary public work relief program that operated from 1933 to 1942 in the United States for unemployed, unmarried men ages 18–25 and eventually expanded to ages 17–28.

The CCC was a major part of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt.

George is born on 22 September 1922 in Kansas City, Kansas.

Father, George W. Masters.

Mother, Clara Florence Pemberton.

Sister(s), Daisey Bell, Essie Marie, Lorene Anna, Elizabeth W. and Minnie Masters.

Brother(s), Jesse, Edward Harry, Jay William and David Franklin Masters .

George enlisted the service on 2 Dec 1942 with service number # 33411845.

After his time served in the  Civilian Conservation Corps he enlisted the service for a time in the United States Merchant Marines serving as an Armed Guard on the SS John Fitch (USAT) and later on with the United States Coast Guards.

Because Merchant Mariners were civilians, they did not qualify for any military medals or ribbons. However, the US Merchant Marine issued its own medals and ribbons to mariners, such as this Combat Action Ribbon. This award signifies that the recipient served on a merchant vessel that came under enemy attack during the war. The attached silver star means that the recipient was forced to abandon his ship.

George survived the 2nd WW and died at the V.A. Hospital in Leavenworth, Kansas after a brief illness on 24 May 2005, he is honored with a Gallant Ship Citation, Flotilla Meritorious Achievement Award, Coast Guard Auxiliary 5 Year Member, Coast Guard Auxiliary past Officer badge, Coast Geodetic Survey Pacific War Zone Medal, Silver Eagle WW2 “Merchant Marine”, Merchant Marine Mediterranean Middle East War Zone Medal, Merchant Marine Mariners Medal, Merchant Marine World War 2 Victory Medal.

And Various Insignia from United States Coast Guard an Merchant Marines.

George is buried at Fort Leavenworth National Cemetery

Fort Leavenworth, Leavenworth County, Kansas, USA.

Thanks to, Family Members from George Masters.

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/

Ribbonbar

Top Left, Combat Action Ribbon

Top Right, Atlantic War Zone

2nd Row 1, Mediterranean and Middle East War Zone Medal

2nd Row 2, Pacific War zone Medal

2nd Row 3, WW2 Victory Medal

3rd Row 1, Philippines Liberation Medal

3rd Row 2, Coast Guard Unit Citation

3rd Row 3, Aux. Specialty Training

4th Row 1, Examiner Program

4th Row 2, Instructor

4th Row 3, Service Award

5th Row 1, Instrucktor Program

5th Row 2, Aux. Flotilla Meritorious Achievement

5th Tow 3, Flotilla C.M.E. Achievemant

Looks like most of his service after the Merchant Marine was with the Coast Guard Auxiliary and that’s what about half his ribbon bars are for. Though a lot of them don’t match what the Coast Guard Auxiliary currently awards, so they are probably older ones. His Merchant Marine Awards in order, starting too left are the Combat Bar (means his ship was attack or damaged) , Atlantic War Zone Medal, Mediterranean and Middle East War Zone Medal, Pacific War zone Medal, World War Two victory medal, Philippines Liberation Medal and the Coast Guard Unit Citation (an active coast guard award that can be also awarded to Auxiliaries. Hope this gives you a good start. Neat stuff.

Anderson, Earthie Preston

Rank and Name, Aviation Ordnanceman Third Class Earthie Preston Anderson.

Unit/Placed in, Patrol Squadron 205 (VP-205), United States Navy.

Earthie is born approx. on 1906 in Kentucky.

Father, Rushie Anderson.

Sister(s), Nellie and Margaret Anderson.

Earthie enlisted the service in Indiana with service number # 6268731.

 

Earthie‘ s Crew-members on-board the plane a PBM-3C were,

LtJg.            Otto H. Haenel        Pilot

LtJg.            Lawrence H. Neu     Co Pilot

Ap1.             Arthur E. Temple

Amm2.         Roscoe E. Marshall

Arm2.          William R. Dmith

Amm3.         William R. Forsyth

Aom3.          Eartie P. Anderson

Arm3.          John O. Hoeve

Amm3.         Lloyd J. Chouinard

S2.               Joe F. Obarr

S2.               Uvis E. Kitchens

Earthie died during the Mission because they did not returned from the Patrol Submarine Mission also was Radio Silence on 10 June, 1943, he is honored with a Good Conduct Medal, Expeditionary Medal, American Campaign Medal, Navy & Marine Presidential Unit Citation, WW II Victory Medal.

Earthie is buried/mentioned at East Coast Memorial, Manhattan, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA.

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

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

Website, https://hendrikswebdesign.nl/

Philippine Info, http://www.philippine-scouts.org/

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

Andesen, Joseph Hyalmar

Rank and Name, Aviation Ordnanceman Third Class Joseph Hyalmar Andersen.

Unit/Placed in, Headquarters Squadron (Hedron)FAW-6 (from Naval Air Station Whidbey Island Navigation Training Flight).

Joseph is born approx. on 5 May 1924 in Hooper, Utah.

Father, Joseph A. Anderson.

Mother, Katherine R. (Potter) Anderson.

Sister(s), Louise C. Bertha M. and Vernal E. Anderson.

Brother(s), Irvin A. and Keith A. Anderson.

Joseph enlisted the service in Utah with service number # 6606305.

 

Joseph‘s Crew-members on-board the plane a PV-1 Ventura were,

Lt.               Joseph R. Cranny              Pilot

Ens.             Charles H. Schoenfeder       Co Pilot

Amm2.         Ernest L. Morgan

Aom3.          Joseph H. Andersen           Tail Gunner

Arm3.          Robert L. Maguet

Aom3.          Joseph I. Winslow Jr.

Joseph died no record, the plane never returned to base on 26 Dec. 1943, he is honored with a Combat Action Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, Expeditionary Medal, American Campaign Medal, Navy & Marine Presidential Unit Citation, WW II Victory Medal.

Joseph is buried/mentioned at World War II West Coast Memorial

San Francisco, San Francisco County, California, USA.

Walls of the missing.

He is also Mentioned at West Weber Cemetery, West Weber, Weber County, Utah, USA.

Thanks to, https://books.google.nl/books?id=wjVPDwAAQBAJ&pg=PA109&lpg=PA109&dq=buno+29736&source=bl&ots=ioBJuzoycQ&sig=ACfU3U3rzF5Gat2xnLYciprsCnbmLo0clg&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjBq936t9ruAhWXHewKHR4ADC4Q6AEwAHoECAQQAg#v=onepage&q=buno%2029736&f=false

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, https://hendrikswebdesign.nl/

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

Walker, John Alfred

Rank and Name, Aviation Ordnance man Third Class John Alfred Walker.

Unit/Placed in, United States Navy.

 

He was being sent from the States to Hawaii on the USS Kasaan Bay in November 1945.

Not sure if the rank he became AOM3c, Aviation Ordnance Mate 3rd Class and got an Air Crew Member badge, was after certain time, his rank first was a Seaman Second Class. He was in the Naval Air Station in Jacksonville, Florida. He graduated from High School in May, 1944 and went into the navy in the fall of 1944.

 

John is born approx. on 30 July 1926 in Oakland City, Arkansas.

Father, Walter Wallace Walker.

Mother, Dortha C. (Johnson) Walker.

Sister(s), Fern Eloise (Walker) Huff, Norma Lee (Walker) Cecil and Alma Fayetta (Walker).

Brother(s), Walter Wallace, Alva Ray Richard and Charles Walker.

Spouse, Luna Kate Cagle and Regina Earlene (Henning) Walker.

John enlisted the service in Arkansas with service number # 3388699.

John survived the 2e WW and died natural causes on 19 Nov. 1993, he is honored with a Good Conduct Medal, Expeditionary Medal, American Campaign Medal, Navy & Marine Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, Combat Air Crew Badge, WW II Victory Medal.

John is buried/mentioned at Columbia Church Cemetery,

Princeton, Gibson County, Indiana, USA.

Thanks to, https://www.history.navy.mil/research/histories/ship-histories/danfs/k/kasaan-bay.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/

Foster, Bernard Raymon

Rank and Name, Seaman First Class Bernard Raymon Foster.

Unit/Placed in, COMSERVPAC (Service Support), United States Navy.

Service Force, United States Pacific Fleet, usually known as COMSERVPAC, was a service support command of the United States Pacific Fleet.

Service forces under the ComServPac were known as ServPac or SERVPAC  and where organized around four squadrons, Two, Four, Six, and Eight.

The Fleet Camera Party was part off Squadron Six they also took care of all target-practice firing and of the towing of targets, both surface and aerial.

Bernard is born approx. on 21 June 1928 in Perkins, South Dakota.

Father, Miles Foster.

Mother, Julia Florentine (Fitzgerald) Foster.

Sister(s), Celia Foster.

Brother(s), Allan Dewey and Richard Martin Foster.

Bernard enlisted the service in Illinois with service number # 3014624.

Bernard died when he fell in the Harbor and drowned during his duty on 15 June 1946, he is honored with a Good Conduct Medal, Expeditionary Medal, American Campaign Medal, Navy & Marine Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.

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

Courts of the missing.

Bernard also has 2 Memorial Graves at Mount Zion Cemetery, Lucas County, Iowa, VS.

Saint Anthony Cemetery, Milan, Erie County, Ohio, VS.

Thanks to,

https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/details/L6S6-WJS

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/

Amburn, Richard Lyle

Rank and Name, Aviation Machinist’s Mate Third Class Richard Lyle Amburn.

Unit/Placed in, Navy Patrol Squadron 74 (VP-74), United States Navy.

Richard is born approx. on 1923 in West Virginia.

Father, Charles W. Amburn.

Mother, Mary V. Amburn.

Sister(s), Emily J. Amburn.

Richard enlisted the service in West Virginia with service number # 2583196.

Richard ‘s Crew-members and their position on-board the plane a PBM-1 were,

Ensign          John H. Cusman      Pilot

Ensign          Wilson B. Trappp     Co Pilot

Ensign          Alton W. Davis

Mach.           Anthony Javonovich

Amm1.         Harvey Peterson

Em1.            Edward W. Leidy

Amm2.         George W. Eddy

Arm2.          David G. Stone

Arm3.          Hugh H. Brantham

Aom3.          Thomas E. McMillan

Amm3.         William F. Marchall

Amm3.         Richard L. Amburn

Amm3.         Walter L. Kuhlman

Richard was KIA on a search Mission (probably bad weather) on 3 June, 1942, he is honored with a Combat Action Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, Expeditionary Medal, American Campaign Medal, Navy & Marine Presidential Unit Citation, WW II Victory Medal.

Richard is buried/mentioned at East Coast Memorial, Manhattan, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA.

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

Thanks to, https://navalaviationfoundation.org/donor-kiosk/squadron-flight-log-entry-kiosk/?id=9101

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, https://hendrikswebdesign.nl/

Philippine Info, http://www.philippine-scouts.org/

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

Adams, John Trout

Name and Rank, Aviation Machinist’s Mate First Class John Trout Adams.

Unit/placed, No record.

 

John was born approx. on Oct. 3, 1922 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Father, John Adams.

Mother, Mary Adams.

Sisters, Helen M. and Dorothy M. Adams.

Brothers, Charles J, . Warren F, and William G. Adams.

Wife, Pauline J, (Newbauer) Adams.

Daughter, Joanne Adams.

John entered  the service from Pennsylvania with service number # 2438269.

John T. Adams rank/duty was an Aviation Machinist’s Mate 1e Class/ in the United States Navy.

John’s crewmembers and their position onboard the plane a B?- were;

No record

John died at the North Atlantic Ocean, on April 6, 1944 he is honored with a Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, Army Presidential Unit Citation, WW II Victory Medal..

John is buried/mentioned at the tablets of the missing at East Coast Memorial, Manhattan, New York County (Manhattan), New York.

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

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

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

Lutz, Aleda Esther

Rank and Name, First Lieutenant Aleda Esther Lutz.

Unit/Placed in, 802nd Medical Air Evacuation Transportation Squadron.

Aleda E. Lutz was commissioned as a second lieutenant. After volunteering for and completing a rigorous training program, Lutz joined an elite two percent of World War II nurses who were qualified flight nurses. On Dec. 17, 1943, she was promoted to first lieutenant and was transferred to the 802nd Medical Air Evacuation Transportation Squadron of the 12th United States Army Air Forces, the first to depart for overseas duty.

In November 1944, during an evacuation flight from the front lines near Lyons, Italy, her C-47 crashed against a mountain, true to bad weather, killing all aboard and making Lutz the first American woman casualty of World War II. At the time of her death, Lutz was considered the most experienced flight nurse in the U.S. military service. She had the most evacuation sorties (196), most combat hours flown by any flight nurse (814), and the most patients transported by any flight nurse (3,500+). Lutz was awarded the Air Medal with four Oak Leaf Clusters and — for her “superior professional skill and courage” and her “selfless devotion to duty and outstanding proficiency” — posthumously received the Distinguished Flying Cross.

Lutz’s dedication to service and care, including her willingness to endure perilous conditions for the sake of her patients, made her a legend of en route care. Her efforts in the field of flight nursing also make Lutz a fitting exemplar of the United States School of Aerospace Medicine

 

Aleda is born approx. on 9 Nov. 1915 in Freeland, Michigan.

Father, George Frederick Lutz.

Mother, Margaretha Sybilla Lutz.

Sister(s), Hulda, Erna, Margaret, Louisa Catharina and Lisetta Sibella Lutz.

Brother(s), Herbert, Walter, Arthur Adam and Andrew Lutz.

Spouse, .

 

Aleda enlisted the service in Michigan with service number # N-730648.

 

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

1st Lt.           Carson M. Roberts             Pilot

2ndLt.          William C. Ward                Co Pilot

Sergeant       Shirley N. Breckenridge      Engineer

Corooral        Howard E. Kahler              Radio Operator

1st Lt.           Aleda E. Lutz                    Medic

Cne.             William A. Steinhurst         Passenger

1st Lt.           Roger N. Phillips                Passenger

SSgt.            Leonard B. Vasquez            Passenger

Sgt.              Ronald Takara                  Passenger

1Ci.              Ellis F. Gillespie                 Passenger

Pfc.              Ciro J. Romano                 Passenger

Pvt.              Edwin Bael                      Passenger

Pvt.              John Ferarra                    Passenger

Pvt.              John B. Young                  Passenger

Anton Eppenschwantiner                       German P.O.W.

Bertholtt Henngriff                              German P.O.W.

Heinrich Loesch                                    German P.O.W.

Erich Kimmele                                     German P.O.W.

Max Schuman                                      German P.O.W.

Ottmars Spang                                    German P.O.W.

 

Aleda was died during an evacuation flight from the front lines near Lyons, to the Hospital in Italy, the C-47 crashed in France due to bad weather on 1 Nov. 1944, she is honored with an Air Medal with 4 Oak Leaf Cluster, Distinguished Flying Cross, Flight Nurse Badge, Purple Heart, Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, Army Presidential Unit Citation, European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.

 

Aleda is buried/mentioned at Rhone American Cemetery and Memorial

Draguignan, Departement du Var, Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur, France.

 

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

https://www.womenofwwii.com/tag/air-evacuation/

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/