Rank and Name, First Lieutenant Vernon R. Askine Jr.
Unit/Placed in, 424th Bomber Squadron, 307th Bomber Group, Heavy.
Vernon is born approx. on 1920 in Nebraska.
Father, Vernon R. Askine Sr.
Vernon enlisted the service in California with service number # O-735732.
Vernon ‘s Crew-members and their position on-board the plane a B-24 were,
1st Lt. Greig S. Ward Pilot
2nd Lt. Vernon R. Askine Jr. Co Pilot
2nd Lt. Martin Zimmer Navigator
2nd Lt. William D. Carew Bombardier
T/Sgt. James E. Bomcher Engineer
T/Sgt. Frank S. Tokarsewski Radio Operator
S/Sgt. Edward A. Kindsvater Asst. Radio Operator/Gunner
S/Sgt. William M. Griffith Asst. Engineer/Gunner
S/Sgt. Kenneth W. Casey Aerial Gunner
S/Sgt. Donald K. Mueller Tail Gunner
Vernon was KIA when they believed on the way back to be attacked by a enemy plane crashed in sea and got on fire on 20 July 1943, he is honored with an Air Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, Purple Heart, Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, Army Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.
Vernon is buried/mentioned at Manila American Cemetery and Memorial Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines.
Walls of the missing.
Thanks to, https://www.307bg.net/
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