Rank and Name, Staff Sergeant Frank W. Athey.
Unit/Placed in, 319th Bomber Squadron, 90th Bomber Group, Heavy.
Frank is born approx. on 1915 in Illinois.
Father, Rosco F. Athey.
Mother, Laura E. Athey.
Sister(s), Blanche R. and Marylin J. Athey.
Brother(s), Roy Lee Athey.
Spouse, Beth K. Athey.
Frank enlisted the service in Illinois with service number # 36434611.
Frank‘s Crew-members and their position on-board the plane a B-24 were,
1st Lt. Robert T. Linden Pilot
2nd Lt. Henry P. Baker Co Pilot
2nd Lt. Vernon M. Moreland Jr. Navigator
1st Lt. Corbett Laws Bombardier
TSgt. Keith R. Bash Engineer
TSgt. John J. Twitty Jr. Radio Operator
SSgt. Frank W. Athey Gunner
SSgt. Lester E. Bacon Gunner
SSgt. Vernon M. Glogston Gunner
SSgt. John W. Kanapel Gunner
Frank was KIA no information, but believed the weather was the cause for Landing/Crash between the takeoff/landing on 28 Feb. 1944, he is honored with an Air Medal, Purple Heart, Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, Army Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.
Frank is buried/mentioned at Manila American Cemetery and Memorial Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines.
Walls of the missing.
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