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Austin, Kenneth Irving

Rank and Name, Seaman Second Class Kenneth Irving Austin.

Unit/Placed in, USS Underhill (DE-682) Destroyer, United States Naval Reserve.


Kenneth is born approx. on 30 Jan. 1919 in Missouri.

Father, Irving E. Austin.

Mother, Bessie L. (Bernesser) Austin.

Brother(s), Linden J. and Leland W. Austin.


Kenneth enlisted the service in Missouri with service number # 6284209.


Kenneth was KIA when the USS Underhill was Sunk by a Japanese Kaiten (manned torpedo) on July 24, 1945, 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.


Kenneth 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 Lowry City Cemetery, Lowry City, St. Clair County, Missouri, USA.


Thanks to, http://www.navsource.org/archives/06/682.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


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

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

USS Underhill (DE-682) Destroyer
Japanese Kaiten
His rank Seaman Second Class