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Austin, William Merrill

Rank and Name, Aviation Machinist’s Mate Second Class William Merrill Austin.

Unit/Placed in, Bombing Squadron 135 (VB-135), United States Naval Reserve.


William is born approx. on  in.

Mother, Anne (Moats) Austin.


William enlisted the service in Michigan with service number # 6239839.


William‘s Crew-members and their position on-board the plane a PV-1 were,

Ltjg.             Alpheus A. Wheat

Ens.             William W. Schatzer

Ens.             Roger Iani

Amm2.         William M. Austin

Arm1.          Theodore Green

Aom2.          Marion J. Catt

William was KIA when they were Shot during the Mission over Kuriles, (then Japan) on 6 May 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.


William is buried/mentioned at Honolulu Memorial, Honolulu County, Hawaii U.S.A.

Courts of the missing.


Thanks to,

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


5/5/44 48733/1  (Lt (jg) Alpheus A. Wheat, VB-135) MIS A. Radio Tokyo confirmed one plane shot down over Northern Kuriles.

Bombing Squadron 135 (VB-135)
Lockheed Ventura 1 from VB-135
Attu Naval Air Station, Alaska
Aviation Machinist's Mate Second Class