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Atterberry, Vernon C.

Rank and Name, Electrician’s Mate First Class Vernon C. Atterberry.

Unit/Placed in, USS YMS-341, Minesweeper, United states Navy.


Vernon is born approx. on 19 Oct. 1923 in Illinois.

Father, Dewey Atterberry.

Mother, Marjorie I. (Gooding) Atterberry.

Brother(s), Richard W. Atterberry.


Vernon enlisted the service in Illinois with service number # 8753996.


Vernon died when the YMS was foundered off Okinawa during the Typhoon Ida on 16 Sep. 1945, he is honored with a Combat Action Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, Expeditionary Medal, American Campaign Medal, Navy & Marine Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.


Vernon is buried/mentioned at Honolulu Memorial, Honolulu County, Hawaii U.S.A.

Courts of the missing.

He also has a Memorial Grave at Glendale Cemetery, Washington, Tazewell County, Illinois, USA.


Thanks to, http://www.navsource.org/archives/11/19341.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

YMS-341 Mine sweeper (Looks like this)
His rank Electrician's Mate First Class