Rank and Name, Aviation Ordnanceman Second Class William Harry Auburn.
Unit/Placed in, Patrol Bombing Squadron 71 (VPB-71), United states Navy.
William is born approx. on 1924 in Washington.
Father, Floyd C. Auburn.
Mother, Marie G. Auburn.
Brother(s), Robert Auburn.
William enlisted the service in Washington with service number # 3865968.
William‘s Crew-members on-board the plane a PBY-5A were,
Ltjg. Richard W. Shelley Pilot
Ensign J. M. Kern
Ensign W. B. Spring
Aom2. William H. Auburn
Aom2. J. K. Allen
Arm2. Carl Stafford
Arm2. Arthur J. Breslin
Arm3. R. L. Mason
Amm3. Robert E. Middlebrooks
William died of his wounds sustained during the patrol when the plane crashed on Mindanao on 6 Dec. 1944, he is honored with an Air Medal, Combat Action Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, Expeditionary Medal, American Campaign Medal, Navy & Marine Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.
William 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