Rank and Name, Technical Sergeant Edwin C. Austin.
Unit/Placed in, 394th Bomber Squadron, 5th Bomber Group, (Heavy).
Edwin is born approx. on 1924 in Tennessee.
Parents and Siblings, No Record Available.
Edwin enlisted the service in Tennessee with service number # 34731118.
Edwin‘s Crew-members and their position on-board the plane a B-24 were,
Lt. B. R. Whitaker Pilot
Lt. R. A. Nelson Co Pilot
Lt. A. A. Stasio Navigator
Lt. J. Schallenberger Bombardier
S/Sgt. D. Arinaline Radio Operator
T/Sgt. E. R. Serrano Enginer
S/Sgt. E. C. Austin Right Waist Gunner
S/Sgt. L. R. Bender Left Waistgunner
T/Sgt. H.S. Browman Top Turret Gunner
S/Sgt. R. Pelinos Tail Gunner
Edwin was KIA on a combat mission they returned and came in collision with a other plane, an both crashed in the Pacific on April 30, 1945 on, he is honored with a Purple Heart, Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, Army Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.
Edwin 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 Elkton Cemetery, Elkton, Giles County, Tennessee, 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