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Auten, Ormond J.

Rank and Name, Technician Fifth Grade Ormond J. Auten.

Unit/Placed in, 222nd Anti-Aircraft Artillery Searchlight Battalion.

During 1944 the 222nd Anti-Aircraft Artillery Searchlight Battalion was in Aitape (Papua), New Guinea.


Ormond is born approx. on 4 June 1922 in Michigan.

Father, Ralph J. Auten Sr..

Mother, Grace A. (Brandt) Auten.

Sister(s), B.E. , Marvel, Beatrice R. and Shirley S. Auten.

Brother(s), Ralph J. Jr and Oscar W. Auten.


Ormond enlisted the service in Michigan with service number # 36543299.


Ormond died on in an work related accident on Aitape, Papua on 25 Dec. 1945, he is honored with a Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, Army Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.


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

Walls of the missing.


Thanks to, https://pacificwrecks.com/airfields/png/tadji/index.html

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

His unit Chief of Staff for Carrier Division 11
Tadji Airstrip
His rank Technician Fifth Grade