Rank and Name, Second Lieutenant William Reid Auman.
Unit/Placed in, Air Corps (19th Troop Carrier Squadron), United States Air Force.
William is born approx. on 17 Oct. 1918 in Newport News City, Virginia.
Father, Charles B. Auman.
Mother, Sarah J. (Mcmillan) Auman.
Sister(s), Willie C. and Jane E. Auman.
Brother(s), Charles M. Infant and Infant Auman.
William enlisted the service in North Carolina with service number # 0-659859.
William‘s Crew-members on-board the plane a C-53 were,
1st Lt. Dooley J. Kirkbride Pilot
2nd Lt. Harry L. Sylar Jr. Co Pilot
2nd Lt. William R. Auman Navigator
2nd Lt. Milton S. Holcombe Passengers
2nd Lt. Ernest M. Virgil Passengers
Sgt. Clarence V. Lusha Passengers
Corp. Charles E. Beeman Passengers
William died when transporting supplies and crewmembers from the 12th Pursuit Squadron (stationed there) to Christmas Island, they run out of gas and crashed at sea on 16 June 1942, he is honored with a Silver Star Medal, Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, Army Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.
William is buried/mentioned at Honolulu Memorial, Honolulu County, Hawaii U.S.A.
Courts 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.
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