Rank and Name, Second Lieutenant Dayton Stokes Altman Jr.
Unit/Placed in, 320th Bomber Squadron, 90th Bomber Group (Heavy).
Dayton is born approx. on June 21, 1919 in Mullins, South Carolina.
Father, Dr. Dayton S. Altman.
Mother, Mamie Rosa B. (Whiterspoon) Altman.
Sister(s), Kathrine, Mabel H. and Rose M. Altman.
Brother(s), Berkley B. Altman.
Dayton enlisted the service in South Carolina with service number # 0-659626.
Dayton‘s Crew-members and their position on-board the plane a B-24 were,
2nd Lt. Dayton S. Altman Jr. Pilot
2nd Lt. Norman D. Smith Co Pilot
2nd Lt. William H. Hout Jr. Navigator
2nd Lt. Herbert H. Gardner Bombardier
T/Sgt. Freddie K. Affeld Top Turret Gunner
T/Sgt. Francis M. Brigham Radio Operator/Engineer
S/Sgt. Vincent H. Calise Bal Turret Gunner
S/Sgt. John F. Ratliff Waist Gunner
S/Sgt. Francis H. Boqucki Tail Gunner
Dayton was KIA when the plane was attacked by Japanese Fighters got shot an crashed in sea on Jan. 9, 1943, he is honored with an Air Medal, Purple Heart, Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, Distinguished Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.
Dayton is buried/mentioned at Manila American Cemetery and Memorial Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines.
Walls of the missing.
He also got a Memorial Grave at Cedardale Cemetery, Mullins, Marion County, South Carolina, USA.
Thanks to, http://www.90thbombgroup.org/
© Pacific Wrecks – B-24D-5-CO “Little Eva” Serial Number 41-23772
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