Rank and Name, Second Lieutenant Verne Perry Augustine.
Unit/Placed in, Air Corps (13th Pursuit Squadron), United States Army Air Force.
He was boarded on the USS Langley (CV-1) who was attacked by the Japanese Air Force, because of the damage, then transported to the USS Edsall (DE-219) what was attacked and sunk by the Japanese Navy on 1 March 1942.
Verne is born approx. on 7 Aug. 1918 in St. Paul, Minnesota.
Father, Perry O. Augustine.
Mother, Elsie Mae (Capes) Augustine.
Sister(s), Mildred F. Augustine.
Verne enlisted the service in North Dakota with service number # 0-427580.
Verne was KIA when the USS Edsall was attacked by a Japanese navy on 1 March 1942, he is honored with a Purple Heart, Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, Army Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.
Verne 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 Fairview Memorial Gardens, Wahpeton, Richland County, North Dakota, 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