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