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Atwater, Earl York

Rank and Name, Private First Class Earl York Atwater.

Unit/Placed in, 155th Infantry Regiment, 31st Infantry Division.


Earl is born approx. on 9 Oct. 1921 in Franklinville, New York.

Father, William L. Atwater.

Mother, Marguerite (Steckman) Atwater.

Brother(s), Ernest G. Atwater.


Earl enlisted the service in New York with service number # 32477898.


Earl died of his wounds sustained during the fights at Maffin Bay, New Guinea with the Japanese on 14 November 1944,  he is honored with a Purple Heart, Good Conduct Medal, Combat Infantry Badge, Marksman Ship Badge, American Campaign Medal, Army Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.


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


Thanks to,

Jean Louis Vijgen, WW2-Pacific Website.

Air Force Info, Rolland Swank.

ABMC Website, https://abmc.gov

Seabees History Bob Smith  https://seabeehf.org/

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

155th Infantry Regiment
31st Infantry Division "Dixie"
Maffin Bay
Maffin Bay
Maffin Bay
His rank Private First Class