Rank and Name, Staff Sergeant Victor M. Armendariz.
Unit/Placed in, 868th Bomber Squadron (Heavy).
Victor is born approx. on 1921 in Mexico.
Parents and Siblings, No Record Available.
Victor enlisted the service in California with service number # 39540670.
Victor ‘s Crew-members and their position on-board the plane a SB-24 were,
1st Lt. Richard A. Gay Pilot
2nd Lt. John T. Toole Co Pilot
2nd Lt. Fay L. Slagle Navigator
2nd Lt. Thomas N. Hartnett Bombardier
T/Sgt. Isadore La Mica Engineer
S/Sgt. Vernon J. Baker Asst. Engineer
T/Sgt. Lloyd H. George Radio Operator
T/sgt. Odell S. Dyer Radar Operator
S/Sgt. Victor M. Armendariz Gunner
S/Sgt. Antonio Scotto Gunner
2nd Lt. Raymond W. Pope Passenger
T/Sgt. David White Passenger
Victor was KIA after takeoff they had a power failure, and crashes on the water, so hard, that the plane broke in two and sunk immediately on March 20, 1944, he is honored with a Purple Heart, Air Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, Army Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.
Victor is buried/mentioned at Manila American Cemetery and Memorial Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines.
Walls of the missing.
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