Rank and Name, Ensign Ralph Eugene Atz.
Unit/Placed in, Patrol Bombing Squadron 121 (VPB-121), United States Naval Reserve.
Ralph is born approx. on 24 Dec. 1922 in Milltown, Indiana.
Father, George F. Atz.
Mother, Eliza J. (Hammond) Atz.
Sister(s), Mabel E. Ella K. Crystal and Mary Atz.
Brother(s), August J. Edward F. and Charles F. Atz.
Ralph enlisted the service in Indiana with service number # 0-363829.
Ralph‘s Crew-members on-board the plane a PB4Y-2 were,
Lt. William McElwee Jr. Pilot
Ltjg. Richard L. Vannice
Ens. Ralph E. Atz
Aom1. Joseph T. Houser
S1. Frank E. Marstiller
S1. Calvin C. Weiss
Amm2. Clinton C. Gibbany
Aom 2. Levi Siscoe
Aom3. Homer P. Garrison
Arm3. Dan M. Gibbons Jr.
Amm3. Arthur H. Hill
Arm3. William E. Roarty
Ralph was KIA when made a Second Pass over the target the were hit by Anti-Aircraft fire before dropping their Fragmentation Bomb, the plane caught on Fire broke in 2 and crashed on 7 March, 1945, 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.
Ralph is buried/mentioned at Honolulu Memorial, Honolulu County, Hawaii U.S.A.
Courts of the missing.
Thanks to, https://books.google.nl/books?id=wjVPDwAAQBAJ&pg=PA440&lpg=PA440&dq=BUNO:+59477&source=bl&ots=ioALsvmBgY&sig=ACfU3U009SVu-TSgU2k7_EQkLBzBYjRmrw&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwiWpee0yersAhUPzaQKHa-ED5MQ6AEwAHoECAIQAg#v=onepage&q=BUNO%3A%2059477&f=false
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