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Altman Jr. ,Dayton Stokes

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
Source: https://www.pacificwrecks.com/aircraft/b-24/41-23772.html

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

320th Bomber Squadron
90th Bomber Group
Air Field Iron Range, Papua New Guinea
Enlisted Air Crew Badge
Bomber Group Squadrons
Dayton S. Altman Jr.
His rank Second Lieutenant