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
Medals Info, https://www.honorstates.org
Philippine Info, http://www.philippine-scouts.org/
Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com