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Austin, James Hyrum

Rank and Name, Fireman First Class James Hyrum Austin Jr.

Unit/Placed in, USS Sims (DD-409) Destroyer, United States Navy.

 

James is born approx. on 1 July 1924 in Alameda, California.

Father, James H. Austin.

Mother, Gladys O. (Cecil) Austin.

Brother(s), Richard C. Austin.

 

James enlisted the service in California with service number # 3764433.

 

James was KIA when the USS Sims was hit by a Bomb strike during the Battle of Corel Sea on May 8, 1943 on, 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.

 

James is buried/mentioned at Manila American Cemetery and Memorial Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines.

Walls of the missing.

 

Thanks to, http://www.navsource.org/archives/05/409.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

Website,

Philippine Info, http://www.philippine-scouts.org/

Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com

USS Sims (DD-409) Destroyer
His rank Fireman First Class