Rank and Name, Coxwain Thomas Raymond Arland.
Unit/Placed in, USS Bismarck Sea (CVE-95) Carrier, United States Naval Reserve.
Thomas is born approx. on April 25, 1924 in Ramsey County, Minnesota.
Mother, Irene N. Arland.
Sister(s), Rosemary, Jeanne, Anella, Rita and Cecelia Arland.
Brother(s), William, John and Raymond Arland.
Thomas enlisted the service in Minnesota with service number # 3291005.
Thomas was KIA during the Battle for Iwo Jima when the USS Bismarck Sea Sunk true two Kamikaze hits, on Feb. 21, 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/03/095.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