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.
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