Rank and Name, Lieutenant Melvin Kenneth Atwell.
Unit/Placed in, Patrol Squadron 91 (VP-91), United States Navy.
Melvin is born approx. on 17 July 1909 in Virginia.
Parents and Siblings, No Record Available.
Spouse, Helen G. (Luck) Atwell.
Melvin enlisted the service in Virginia with service number # 0-148987.
Melvin‘s Crew-members on-board the plane a PBY-5 were,
Lt. Samuel I. Ogden Pilot
Lt. Melvin K. Atwell
Capt. John A. Koons
Amm1. Larned A. Carter
Rm2. George L. Young
Amm3. Francis K. O’malley Jr.
Rm3. Thomas W. Adams
Lt. Abbott Q. Hastings
Melvin died it was told that the plane on a flight from Oahu, Hawaii, to San Diego it came in a spiral towards the sea on 5 March, 1943, he is honored with the Navy Cross, Combat Action Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, Expeditionary Medal, American Campaign Medal, Navy & Marine Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.
Melvin is buried/mentioned at Honolulu Memorial, Honolulu County, Hawaii U.S.A.
Courts of the missing.
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
Medals Info, https://www.honorstates.org
Philippine Info, http://www.philippine-scouts.org/
Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com