Rank and Name, Lieutenant Junior Grade Robert Lee Auer.
Unit/Placed in, Utility Squadron 2 (VJ-2).
Robert is born approx. on 1921 in Santa Monica, California.
Father, Reno Auer.
Mother, Margaret Auer.
Spouse, Elizabeth (Scathard) Auer.
Son, Robert M. Auer.
Robert enlisted the service in California with service number # 0-130138.
Robert died on Target Towing Mission when the Aircraft had a Engine Failure and Ditched in Sea on 29 Dec. 1944, he is honored with a Combat Action Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, Expeditionary Medal, American Campaign Medal, Navy & Marine Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.
Robert is buried/mentioned at Manila American Cemetery and Memorial Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines.
Walls of the missing.
Thanks to, https://pacificwrecks.com/aircraft/jm-1/66617.html?fbclid=IwAR1XVOD3JjQlvvqKTNQwwAZ4dGj11p7gT4ORPjMjI8l2JbGXpU41NZa_Udw
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.
Navy Seal Memorial, http://www.navysealmemorials.com
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