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Althans Jr. , Aubrey Louis

Rank and Name, Lieutenant Junior Grade Aubrey Louis Althans Jr.

Unit/Placed in, Navy Patrol Bombing Squadron 119 (VPB-119).


Aubrey is born approx. on April 19, 1921 in Louisiana.

Father, Abrey L. Althans.

Mother, Olga L. Althans.

Adopted sister, Olga E. Althans.


Aubrey enlisted the service in Louisiana with service number # 0-251106.


Aubrey ‘s Crew-members and their position on-board the plane a PB4Y-2 were,

LtJg.            Aubrey L. Althans Jr.         Commander

LtJg.            William C. Mathews           Co Pilot

Ensign.         Donald C. Kirby                Co pilot

Ammf. 1c     James W. Adams               Plane Captain

Ammf. 1c     Casimer J. Bogacz             Aft Upper Deck Turret Gunner

Arm. 1c       George H. Stein                 Radio Operator

Ammf. 2c     Francis J. Christiano          Waist Gunner

Aomb. 2c      Edward A. Jakubiak          Bombardier

Aom. 3c       Charles A. Bagley              Bow Turret Gunner

Aom. 2c       Wilson W. Harner              Ordnance man

Slc.              Harold H. Elfreich              Tail Turret Gunner

Arm. 3c       Bearl A. Lawrence             Fwd. Upper Deck Turret Gunner


Aubrey was KIA or died he did not returned from a routine search of the Formosa Straights Area on April 11, 1945,  he is honored with a Air Medal with 3 Gold Stars, Purple Heart, Combat Action Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, Expeditionary Medal, American Campaign Medal, Distinguished Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.


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

Walls of the missing.


Thanks to, http://www.vpnavy.com

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


Navy Patrol Bombing Squadron 119 ( VPB-119)
PB4Y-2 Priveteer (Patrol Bombers)
Crew (17)
A target Japanese Sugar Dog Sunk after a Hit
Sectormap out of clarck field, luzon 1945
Aubrey Louis Althans Jr.
His rank Lieutenant Junior Grade