Rank and Name, Second Lieutenant Joseph Edgar Aucoin.
Unit/Placed in, 81st Bomber Squadron, 12th Bomber Group, Medium.
Joseph is born approx. on 18 Nov. 1914 in Bangor, Maine.
Father, Placide AuCoin.
Mother, Caroline M. (Martin) AuCoin.
Sister(s), Mary H. and Gertrude A. AuCoin.
Joseph enlisted the service in Maine with service number # 0-562434.
Joseph‘s Crew-members and their position on-board the plane a B-25 were,
1st Lt. John T. Roberts Pilot
2nd Lt. Joseph E. AuCoin Bombardier
TSgt. John H. Rosenstreter Radio Operator/Gunner
SSgt. William F. Zuchoski Engineer/Gunner
Sgt. Charles J. Kenny Jr. Armor Gunner
Joseph was KIA when they made a Course change and came in very bad weather that made them crash in Myanmar on 16 April 1944, he is honored with an Air Medal, Purple Heart, Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, Army Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.
Joseph is buried/mentioned at Manila American Cemetery and Memorial Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines.
Walls of the missing.
He also has a Memorial Grave at Mount Pleasant Catholic Cemetery,
Bangor, Penobscot County, Maine, USA.
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