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Atteberry Jr. , James Lawrence

Rank and Name, Ensign James Lawrence Atteberry Jr.

Unit/Placed in, Patrol Squadron 11 (VP-11), United States Naval Reserve.


James is born approx. on 24 July 1919 in Hardin County, Kentucky.

Father, John L. Atteberry.

Mother, Ernestine (Funk) Atteberry.

Sister(s), Matilda Ateberry.

Spouse, Rose (Bacon) Atteberry.


James enlisted the service in Kentucky with service number # 0-299021.


James‘s Crew-members on-board the plane a PBY-5 were,

Lt.               Thomas H. Ragsdale          Pilot

Lt.               Harold A. Flood                 Co Pilot

Ltjg.             James C. Barrett

Ensign          James L. Atteberry Jr.

Aom2.          Wesley E. Battles

Aom1.          Albert T. King Jr.

Amm2.         Junior S. Klein

Arm1.          John C. Lawson Jr.

Amm1.         Herbert J. Mahler

Arm3.          Abner C. Reed Jr.

James died in a routine search mission at Halmahera, Indonesia when the plane was missing on 13 Aug. 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.


James is buried/mentioned at Manila American Cemetery and Memorial Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines.

Walls of the missing.


Thanks to,

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

Patrol Squadron 11 (VP-11)
This PBY-5A shows off some of the Catalina's attributes, long "wet" wings, bulging waste gun positions and dipole radar antennas under each wing. (U.S. Navy)
NAS Kaneohe Bay
James Lawrence Atteberry Jr.
His rank Ensign