Rank and Name, First Lieutenant Linus Jason Austin.
Unit/Placed in, 373rd Bomber Squadron, 308th Bomber Group, Heavy.
Linus is born approx. on June, 1919 in Emporia, Kansas.
Father, Jason R. Austin.
Mother, Sabra E. (Whitley) Austin.
Sister(s), Catherine Austin.
Brother(s), Whitley Austin.
Linus enlisted the service in Kansas with service number # O-669947.
Linus Crew-members and their position on-board the plane a B-24 were,
1st Lt. Donald G. Richardson Pilot
1st Lt. Frank L. Munson Co Pilot
1st Lt. Linus J. Austin Bombardier
1st Lt. James P. Gilbert Navigator
TSgt. Harold W. Case Engineer
TSgt. Cecil L. Olson Radio Operator
SSgt. Arthur Regal Asst. Radio Operator
Corp. Jordan L. Daley Asst. Engineer
SSgt. Clifford T. Hamilton Gunner
Corp. Walter S Polchopak Gunner
Linus was KIA on a Combat Mission to Yangkin, China to Sweep Japanese vessels they were shot by Anti-Aircraft on 20 May, 1944, he is honored with an Air Medal, Distinguished Flying Cross, Purple Heart, Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, Army Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.
Linus is buried/mentioned at Manila American Cemetery and Memorial Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines.
Walls of the missing.
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