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Alston, James Millard

Rank and Name, Lieutenant James Millard Alston.

Unit/Placed in, Navy Torpedo Bomber Squadron 6 (VA-6) “Top Cats”.

 

James is born approx. on Dec. 12, 1918 in Linden, Alabama.

Father, Woodie E. Alston.

Mother, Dee R. Alston.

Sister(s), Myrtle M. Alston.

Brother(s), Willy E. and Billie R. Alston.

 

James enlisted the service in Alabama with service number # 0-112962.

 

James died when he had engine problems and landed on the sea, he probably drowned on March 25, 1945, he is honored with an Air Medal with 7 Gold Stars, Distinguished Flying Cross with Gold Star, Purple Heart, Combat Action Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, Expeditionary Medal, American Campaign Medal, Distinguished Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.

 

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

Courts of the missing.

He also has a Memorial Grave at Old Linden Cemetery, Linden, Marengo, County, Alabama, USA.

 

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

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

Website,

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

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

 

Navy Torpedo Bomber Squadron "Top Cats"
Grumman TBM torpedo bomber
Distinghuised Flying Cross with one gold star
James M. Alston
His Headstone
His rank Lieutenant