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Atz, Ralph Eugene

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

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

Patrol Bombing Squadron 121 (VPB-121)
Consolidated PB4Y-2 Privateer
Stickell Airfield, Eniwetok
His rank Ensign