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Austin, Edwin C.

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.


Thanks to, https://pacificwrecks.com/units/usaaf/5bg/index.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

394th Bomber Squadron
5th Bomber Group
Airstrip samar-guinuan
His rank Technical Sergeant
Edwin C. Austin
5th Bomber Group "the Bomber Barons"
DAYTON, Ohio - The 394th Bomb Squadron memorial plaque in Memorial Park at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo)