Rank and Name, Aviation Radioman First Class Thomas Allardyce Arbuckle.
Unit/Placed in, USS Bunker Hill (CV-17) Carrier, United States Naval Reserve.
Thomas is born approx. on March 21, 1908 in Saltcoats, Scotland.
Father, James Arbuckle.
Mother, Mary W. Arbuckle.
Sister(s), Sarah B. and Mary W. Arbuckle.
Brother(s), James, John, William W. and George Arbuckle.
Thomas enlisted the service in Massachusetts with service number # 4003247.
Thomas was KIA while supporting the Iwo-Jima Invasion it was severely damaged by 2 Kamikaze planes on May 11, 1945, he is honored with a Purple Heart, Combat Action Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, Expeditionary Medal, American Campaign Medal, Navy & Marine Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.
Thomas is buried/mentioned at Honolulu Memorial, Honolulu County, Hawaii U.S.A.
Courts of the missing.
Thanks to, http://www.navsource.org/archives/02/17.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