Rank and Name, Aviation Machinist’s Mate Third Class William Antunes.
Unit/Placed in, USS Hancock (CV-19) Carrier, United States Naval Reserve.
William is born approx. on 1925 in Connecticut.
Father, Jose Antunes.
Mother, Mary Antunes.
Parents born in Portugal.
Brother(s), George Antunes.
William enlisted the service in Connecticut with service number # 6431274.
William died of his wounds sustained in the plane landing that taxied and exploded with severe damage on Jan. 21, 1945, he died 2 days later, he is honored with a Combat Action Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, Expeditionary Medal, American Campaign Medal, Navy & Marine Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.
William is buried/mentioned at Manila American Cemetery and Memorial Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines.
Walls of the missing.
Thanks to, http://www.navsource.org/archives/02/19.htm
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
Philippine Info, http://www.philippine-scouts.org/
Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com