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Austin, Charles Garnett

Rank and Name, Seaman First Class Charles Garnett Austin.

Unit/Placed in, SS Stanvac Manila (Tanker), United States Merchant Marine.


Charles is born approx. on 25 Nov. 1924 in Adair County, Kentucky.

Father, Cecil J. Austin.

Mother, Leath V. Austin.


Charles enlisted the service in Kentucky with service number # 2876878.


Charles was KIA when the SS Stanvac Manila was torpedoed by the Japanese Submarine I-17 on 24 May 1943, 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.


Charles is buried/mentioned at Honolulu Memorial, Honolulu County, Hawaii U.S.A.

Courts of the missing.

He also has a Memorial Grave at Pellyton Cemetery, Pellyton, Adair County, Kentucky, USA.


Thanks to, https://pacificwrecks.com/ships/ss/stanvac-manila.html

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

SS Stanvac Manila Tanker
Armed Guard Merchant Marine
Japanese Submarine (I-17) (same Type)
His rank Seaman First Class