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Austin, Roy Earl

Rank and Name, Seaman Second Class Roy Earl Austin.

Unit/Placed in, USS Houston (CA-30) Cruiser, United States Navy.

 

Roy is born approx. on 23 May 1921 in Tarrant, Texas.

Father, Benjamin L. Austin.

Mother, Winona B. (Wells) Austin.

Sister(s), Hazel, Cynthia A. Clara B. Myrtle L. Mildred W. and Thelma V. Austin.

Brother(s), William P. Austin.

 

Roy enlisted the service in Texas with service number # 3564033.

 

Roy was KIA when the USS Houston was hit by a torpedo and Sunk during the Battle of Sunda Strait on March 1, 1942, 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.

 

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

Walls of the missing.

 

Thanks to, http://www.usshouston.org/crewlist/crewroster.htm

http://www.usshouston.org/

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 Houston (CA-30) Cruiser
Anti Aircraft Guns
Crew
Memorial
Painting
Roy Earl Austin
His rank Seaman Second Class
Aerial Hit