Rank and Name, First Lieutenant Edward Victor Atwell Jr.
Unit/Placed in, 673rd Bomber Squadron, 417th Bomber Group, Light.
Edward is born approx. on 19 Jan. 1920 in Texas.
Father, Edward V. Atwell Sr.
Mother and Siblings, No Record Available.
Edward enlisted the service in Texas with service number # O-80375.
Edward‘s Crew-members and their position on-board the plane a B-25 were,
1st Lt. Edward V. Atwell Jr. Pilot
2nd Lt. Cheater N. Burns Co Pilot
S/Sgt. Wilford F. Schappell Crew Chief
Capt. Randall M. Dorton Jr. Passenger
S/Sgt. Haynes C. Jump Passenger
Corp. Dillard Earmon Passenger
Corp. Paul T. Donahue Passenger
1st Lt. Robert J. Arndt Passenger
S/Sgt. Samuel F. Carter Passenger
Corp. Norman R. Suhr Passenger
Edward was KIA when on an administrative flight bound for Saidor, new Guinea but they never arrived at their destination on 22 May 1944, he is honored with a Purple Heart, United States Aviator Badge, Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, Army Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.
Edward was first buried/mentioned at Manila American Cemetery and Memorial Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines.
Walls of the missing.
His and the Remains of the crew were recovered and Buried at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, Lemay, St. Louis County, Missouri, USA.
Thanks to, https://pacificwrecks.com/aircraft/b-25/41-29692.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
Medals Info, https://www.honorstates.org
Philippine Info, http://www.philippine-scouts.org/
Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com
1st Lt. Atwell was killed in an airplane crash and initially listed as Missing in Action with an Administrative Date of Death of May 23, 1945. Following the war, his remains were interred with the rest of the crew and buried in a group burial in Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St. Louis, Missouri. His name is permanently listed on the Walls of the Missing at Manila American Cemetery.
when an individual’s remains have been accounted for by the U.S. Department of Defense, a rosette is placed next to the name on the Wall/Tablet/Court of the Missing to mark that the person now rests in a known gravesite.