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Austin, Jason Lee

Rank and Name, Photographer’s Mate Second Class Jason Lee Austin Jr.

Unit/Placed in, USS Cabot (CVL-28) Carrier, United States Naval Reserve.

He was a Flight member of Fighting Squadron 29 (VF-29), but waiting on a Mission was killed aboard the Ship during a Kamikaze Attack.


Jason is born approx. on 19 May 1922 in Los Angeles, California.

Father, Jason L. Austin Sr.

Mother, Viola J. (Anlauf) Austin.

Brother(s), Eugene L. Le Roy and Herbert W. Austin.


Jason enlisted the service in California with service number # 6336538.


Jason was KIA during the Explosion from the Kamikaze Attacked on 25 Nov. 1944, 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.


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

Walls of the missing.


Thanks to, http://navy.memorieshop.com/Cabot/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

Fighting Squadron 29 (VF-29)
USS Cabot (CV-28) Carrier (Base)
USS Cabot under Attack
Kamikaze attack
Damage to Catapult from attack
His rank Photographer's Mate Second Class
USS Cabot Insignia