Rank and Name, Fireman Second Class George Thomas Athey Jr.
Unit/Placed in, USS SC (744) Submarine Chaser, United States Naval Reserve.
George is born approx. on 29 April 1925 in Bedington, West Virginia.
Father, George T. Athey.
Mother, Marie Louise Athey.
George enlisted the service in West Virginia with service number # 8952976.
George was KIA when the USS SC-744 was sunk by a Japanese Kamikaze attack in Leyte Gulf, Philippines on 27 Nov. 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.
George 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