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Anuta, Russell Edward

Rank and Name, Staff Sergeant Russell Edward Anuta.

Unit/Placed in, 499th Bomber Squadron, 345th Bomber Group (Medium).


Russell is born approx. on 1924 in Indiana.

Father, Gustave P. Anuta.

Mother, Hazel L. (Jones) Anuta.

Sister(s), Barbara M. Anuta.


Russell enlisted the service in California with service number # 39128338.


Russell ‘s Crew-members and their position on-board the plane a B-25 were,

1st Lt.           Robert R. Hotz        Pilot

2nd Lt.          John C. Grice          Co Pilot

2nd Lt.          Joseph Ciaramella    Radio Operator/Bombardier/Navigator

S/Sgt.           Victor J. Goebel       Engineer/Turret Gunner

S/Sgt.           Russell E. Anuta       Waist Gunner

Sgt.              Frederick E. Bennett Tail Gunner


Russell was KIA when the mission was changed an they made the Target Run on the additional Mission he was never seen by anyone other on July 30, 1944, he is honored with an Air Medal, Purple Heart, Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, Army Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.


Russell is buried/mentioned at Manila American Cemetery and Memorial Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines.

Walls of the missing.


Thanks to, http://www.345thbombgroup.org/

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

Info, https://www.pacificwrecks.com/

Medals Info, https://www.honorstates.org


Philippine Info, http://www.philippine-scouts.org/

Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com

499th Bomber Squadron
345th Bomber Group
North American B-25
Mokmer Drome, Papua
His rank Staff Sergeant