Rank and Name, Technical Sergeant Urvan A. Aubuchon.
Unit/Placed in, 493rd Bomber Squadron, 7th Bomber Group, Heavy.
Camp Rangoon called Jail or Central Prison, Burma
Closed April 29, 1945 Rangoon Prison was located in Rangoon in Burma (Myanmar). Also known as Rangoon Central Prison, Rangoon Jail or Rangoon Central Jail.
approximately 600 Allied Prisoners Of War (POW) were detained at Rangoon Prison including 313 Americans were held at Moulmein Jail and Rangoon Jail (Burma Camp #5). Allied Prisoners Of War (POWs) that died in captivity were buried at nearby Rangoon Cemetery. On April 26, 1945 the Japanese commandant released the prisoners but they had virtually no supplies. Freed, the healthy prisoners marched to the 14th Army lines near Pegu and were liberated on May 2, 1945. Those to weak remained at Rangoon until liberated on May 2, 1945.
Urvan is born approx. on 1911 in Saint Louis, Virginia.
Urvan enlisted the service in Missouri with service number # 37183004.
Urvan‘s Crew-members and their position on-board the plane a B-24 were,
Major Werner Wesley Pilot
2nd Lt. Theodore F. Young Jr. Co Pilot
2nd Lt. Thomas P. Hogan Navigator
1st Lt. John C. Kelley Bombardier
TSgt. Urvan A. Aubuchon Engineer
TSgt. Francis M. Daly Jr. Radio Operator
SSgt. Thomas E. Hopes Asst. Engineer
SSgt. Francis B. Jordan Asst. Radio Operator
SSgt. Sidney Kurtz Armor Gunner
SSgt. Robert P. Tucker Armor Gunner
Urvan was KIA/died as a POW at Camp Rangoon after 12 days, (probarly) was injured from the crash on 26 Nov. 1943, he is honored with an Air Medal Distinguished Flying Cross, Purple Heart, POW Medal, Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, Army Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.
Urvan 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