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atun, Hyman

Rank and Name, Aviation Radioman Second Class Hyman Atun.

Unit/Placed in, Torpedo Squadron 51 (VT-51), United States Naval Reserve.


Hyman is born approx. on 1920 in New York.

Father, Leon Atun.

Mother, Rachael Atun.

Parents born in Greece.

Sister(s), Sophie, Bella and Esther Atun.

Brother(s), Morris and Abe Atun.

Spouse, Frances Atun.


Hyman enlisted the service in New York with service number # 7064473.


Hyman‘s Crew-members and their position on-board the plane a TBM  were,

Ltjg.             Francis M. Waters    Pilot

Arm2.          Hyman Atum          Radio Operator/Gunner

Aom2.          Paul Bensman         Gunner


Hyman was KIA While Diving on the Target the Plane Malfunctioned and crashed on 15 Sep. 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.


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

Walls of the missing.


Thanks to, https://pacificwrecks.com/date/1944/01/29.html


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

Torpedo Squadron 51 (VT-51)
Grumman TBM Avanger
USS San Jacinto (CVL-30) Carrier (Base)
His rank Aviation radioman Second Class