Rank and Name, Seaman First Class (Navy Guard) Ernest Earl Atchley Jr.
Unit/Placed in, S.S. Jean Nicolet (Liberty ship), United States Naval Reserve.
Ernest is born approx. on 7 Jan. 1925 in Illinois.
Father, Ernest Jasper Atchley.
Mother, Lucille Atchley.
Sister(s), Cornelia and Ruth Atchley.
Ernest enlisted the service in Illinois with service number # 8527039.
Ernest was KIA when the SS Jean Nicolet was Torpedoed by the Japanese Sub I-8 on 2 July 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.
Ernest is buried/mentioned at Manila American Cemetery and Memorial Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines.
Walls of the missing.
He also has a Memorial Grave at Riverview Cemetery, Marseilles, LaSalle County, Illinois, USA.
Thanks to, https://wrecksite.eu/wreck.aspx?16015
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