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Austin, Carl Samuel

Rank and Name, Seaman Second Class Carl Samuel Austin.

Unit/Placed in, USS Birmingham (CL-62) Cruiser, United States Naval Reserve.


Carl is born approx. on 1920 in Kansas.

Father, William E. Austin.

Mother, Alphia Austin.

Sister(s), Marie A. Maxine E. Erma J. and Vera M. Austin.

Brother(s), Roy E. and Earl L. Austin.


Carl enlisted the service in Missouri with service number # 6697561.


Carl was KIA onboard the USS Birmingham during the explosions from the USS Princeton on Oct. 24, 1944, he is honored with a Purple Heart, Combat Action Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, Expeditionary Medal, American Campaign Medal, Navy & Marine Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.


Carl 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 Humansville Cemetery, Humansville, Polk County, Missouri, USA.


Thanks to, http://www.navsource.org/archives/04/062/04062.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.

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


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

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

Buried on Sea
USS Birmingham (CL-62) Cruiser
Fighting the Fires on board USS Princeton
USS Birmingham after the USS Princeton Blast
His rank Seaman Second Class