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Atwell, Thomas Grover

Rank and Name, Lieutenant Junior Grade Tom Grover Atwell.

Unit/Placed in, Fighting Squadron 12 (VF-12), United States Naval Reserve.


Tom is born approx. on 1918 in Missouri.

Father, Grover C. Atwell.

Mother, Laura A. (Bellon) Atwell.

Brother(s), Louis, Gayle and Gayle B. Atwell.

Spouse, Helen P. Atwell.


Tom enlisted the service in Missouri with service number # 0-129997.


Tom was KIA when in attack against the Japanese Navy he was shot down and crashed in the sea on 5 Nov. 1943, 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.


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

Walls of the missing.


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


November 5, 1943, Fighting Squadron 12 (USS Saratoga), Rabaul Strike, ATWELL, Tom G, LTJG

Fighter Squadron 12 (VP-12)
Grumman F6F Hellcat
USS Saratoga (CV-3) Carrier (Base)
Newspaper Clipping
His rank Lieutenant Junior Grade