Rank and Name, Aviation Radioman Second Class James Watson Armstrong Jr.
Unit/Placed in, Composite Squadron 65 (VC-65).
At the time he was with the Composite Squadron 65 (VC-65), not sure is if he died onboard the ship or on Air during the Battle of Samar, these files are in the Ships Log’s.
James is born approx. on Oct. 24, 1924 in Georgia.
Father, James W. Armstrong.
Mother, Mary Armstrong.
James enlisted the service in Georgia with service number # 2689738.
James ‘s Crew-members and their position on-board the plane a Grumman TBF Torpedo/Bomber plane were,
Lt Cm. R.M. Jones Pilot
S 1c. M.H. Moore Gunner
Arm2. J.W. Armstrong Radio Operator
James was KIA when the USS St. Lo was attacked by a Kamikaze on Oct. 25, 1944, 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.
James is buried/mentioned at Manila American Cemetery and Memorial Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines.
Walls of the missing.
Thanks to, http://www.navsource.org/archives/03/063.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