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Atherton Jr. , Harry Drew

Rank and Name, Seaman Second Class Harry Drew Atherton Jr.

Unit/Placed in, USS Smith (DD-378) Destroyer, United States Navy.


Harry is born approx. on 1925 in Maine.

Father, Harry D. Atherton.

Mother, Mildred (Hope) Atherton.

Brother(s), Stanley D. Atherton.


Harry enlisted the service in California with service number # 3766074.


Harry was KIA when the USS Smith was Attacked by various Japanese Torpedo Plane’s and 1 crashed on the ship on 26 Oct. 1942, 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.


Harry 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/05/378.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

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

USS Smith (DD-378) Destroyer
USS Smith hit by Torpedo Plane
Ships Flag
USS Smith burning after impact
His rank Seaman Second class