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
Medals Info, https://www.honorstates.org
Philippine Info, http://www.philippine-scouts.org/
Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com