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Archibald, Edwin, Doris

Rank and Name, Aviation Machinist’s Mate Edwin Doris Archibald.

Unit/Placed in, Patrol Bombing Squadron 137 (VPB-137), United States Navy .


Edwin is born approx. on 1918 in Illinois.

Father, Harry W. Archibald.

Mother, Golda M. (Robinson) Archibald.

Sister(s), Pearl E. Ruby I. Winnie I. and Edna D. Archibald.

Brother(s), Kenneth A. and George H. Archibald.


Edwin enlisted the service in Illinois with service number # 3372753.


Edwin ‘s Crew-members and their position on-board the plane a PV-1 were,

Lt.               Lloyd E. Parker       Pilot

Ens.             Garret E. Vaughn     Co Pilot

Amm1.         Edwin D. Archibald  Radio Operator

Arm3.          Biaggio J. Alesi        Nose Gunner

S2.               Robert W. Furnas     Turret Gunner

Aom3.          Ralph Vanglahn Jr.  Tail Gunner


Edwin was KIA on a reconnaissance flight they were hit by Anti-Aircraft on Sep. 9, 1943, 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.


Edwin is buried/mentioned at Honolulu Memorial, Honolulu County, Hawaii U.S.A.

Courts of the missing.


Thanks to, http://www.tuvaluislands.com/ww2/ww2-frag.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

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

His unit Patrol Bombing Squadron 137 (VPB-137)
NAAS Funafuti
Airport Barracks
His rank Aviation Machinist's Mate First Class