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Augustine, Verne Perry

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.


Thanks to, http://www.maritimequest.com/warship_directory/us_navy_pages/destroyers/pages/alpha_pages/e/uss_edsall_dd219_roll_of_honor.htm

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

Info, https://www.pacificwrecks.com/

Medals Info, https://www.honorstates.org


Philippine Info, http://www.philippine-scouts.org/

Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com

P-40Es of the 13th Pursuit Squadron (Provisional) at Richmond Field, Sydney, Australia, Feb. 13, 1942
USS Langley (CV-1) Carrier
USS Edsall (DE-129)
Verne Perry Augustine
His rank Second Lieutenant