Rank and Name, Sergeant Harold E. Amos.
Unit/Placed in, 20th Combat Mapping Squadron, 6th Photographic Group.
Harold is born approx. on 1923 in Oklahoma.
Parents and Siblings, No Record Available.
Harold enlisted the service in Kansas with service number # 17129527.
Harold ‘s Crew-members and their position on-board the plane a F-7B were,
1st Lt. Royce E. Harms Pilot
2nd Lt. Thomas N. Rafael Co Pilot
1st Lt. Gerald P. Smith Navigator
T/Sgt. Stephen H. Laichack Engineer
T/Sgt. Steve R. Reynolds Radio Operator
S/Sgt. Melvin J. West Photographer
Sgt. Harold E. Amos Gunner
Sgt. Herbert G. Julian Gunner
Sgt. Boyd D. Berg Gunner
Sgt. Samuel T. Catlin Gunner
Sgt. Raymond T. Weld Gunner
Harold was KIA when on the way back, the y came in bad weather and force landed at Indonesia, everybody survived but died different on Sep. 30, 1944, 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.
is buried/mentioned at Manila American Cemetery and Memorial Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines.
Walls of the missing.
is buried/mentioned at Honolulu Memorial, Honolulu County, Hawaii U.S.A.
Courts of the missing.
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
The diary noted that there was a gun fight with some of the aircrew members resulting in the Japanese losing one of their officers and that some of the aircrew were also killed in this gun battle. They then noted that two of the Americans were killed trying to escape out to sea. One was shot and fell into the river and that another member of the crew was killed trying to swim away.
Three of them were captured by the Japanese to include: 2nd Lt. Rafael, Sgt. Julian, and Sgt Catlin and all three of them were beheaded near the Indonesian village.