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