Rank and Name, Aviation Chief Metal Smith John Albert Alspaugh.
Unit/Placed in, USS Suwannee (CVE-27) Carrier, United States Naval Reserve.
John is born approx. on Nov. 29, 1916 in Suffolk, Virginia.
Father, Charles E. Alspaugh.
Mother, Hester I. (Carter) Alspaugh.
Sister(s), Wenona H. Kate I. and Edna V. Alspaugh.
Brother(s), Vernon W. and Charles E. Alspaugh Jr.
John enlisted the service in Virginia with service number # 6580145.
John was KIA when the USS Suwannee was attacked by Kamikaze’s at Leyte Gulf, Philippines on Oct. 25, 1944, 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.
John is buried/mentioned at Manila American Cemetery and Memorial Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines.
Walls of the missing.
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
Medals Info, https://www.honorstates.org
Philppine Info, http://www.philippine-scouts.org/
Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com