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Auman, Edward Reid

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.

 

Thanks to,

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

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

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

Website,

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

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

19th Troop Carrier Squadron
Douglas-C-53-Skytrooper
Airfield John Rodgers, Ohau
William Reid Auman
His rank Second Lieutenant