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Austin, William Jennings

Rank and Name, Seaman Second Class William Jennings Austin.

Unit/Placed in, USS Monaghan (DD-354) Destroyer, United States Naval Reserve.

 

William is born approx. on 27 Jan. 1926 in Big Creek, West Virginia.

Mother, Florence Wheeler.

 

William enlisted the service in Virginia with service number # 9366704.

 

William died when the USS Monaghan got foundered in Typhoon Cobra on Dec. 18, 1944, he is honored with a Combat Action Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, Expeditionary Medal, American Campaign Medal, Navy & Marine Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.

 

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

Walls of the missing.

 

Thanks to, http://www.verduinwebs.com/USS%20Dyson%20DD-572/cobra.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

Website,

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

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

USS Monaghan (DD-354) Destroyer
Typhoon Cobra
Typhoon Cobra from USS Cowpens
War damage in dutch harbor
His rank Seaman Second Class