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Austin, David Thomas

Rank and Name, Seaman First Class David Thomas Austin.

Unit/Placed in, USS Braine (DD-630), United States Naval Reserve.


David is born approx. on 1923 in Schuyler Falls, New York.

Father, John B. Austin.

Mother, Caroline M. (Desso) Austin.


David enlisted the service in Connecticut with service number # 6430638.


David was KIA when the USS Braine was attacked by 2 Kamikaze plane’s and serious damaged it on May 27, 1945, 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.


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

Courts of the missing.

He also has a Memorial Grave at West Cemetery, Somers, Tolland County, Connecticut, USA.


Thanks to, http://www.navsource.org/archives/05/630.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

USS Braine (DD-630) Destroyer
USS Braine Memorial
Kamikaze Attack Damage
Kamikaze Attack Damage
Kamikaze Attack Damage
His rank Seaman First Class