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Armendariz, Victor M.

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.


Thanks to,

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

868th Bomber Squadron
SB-24 (B-24)
Munda Airfield, New Georgia Islands
His rank Staff Sergeant