Rank and Name, Staff Sergeant Arthur Lee Babcock.
Unit/Placed in, 372nd Bomber Squadron, 307th Bomber Group, Heavy.
Arthur is born approx. on 9 Dec. 1921 in Alameda, California.
Father, William H. Babcock.
Mother, Bird M. (Brown) Babcock.
Sister(s), Vera L. Babcock.
Brother(s), Kenneth W. William B. and Franklin F. Babcock.
Arthur enlisted the service in Illinois with service number # 36357180.
Arthur‘s Crew-members and their position on-board the plane a B-24 were,
1st Lt. James M. York Pilot
2nd Lt. Joseph A. Hayden Co Pilot
1st Lt. Ariatottle D. Coleman Navigator
1st Lt. John U. Coleman Jr. Bombardier
TSgt. Alvin L. Breitman Engineer
SSgt. William E. Shivers Asst. Engineer
TSgt. Walter A. MacDougal Radio Operator
SSgt. Charles W. Vallen Asst. Radio Operator
SSgt. Edward H. Martin Waist Gunner
SSgt. Arthur L. Babcock Tail Gunner
SSgt. Ishmael H. Jeter Photographer/Gunner
Arthur was KIA when his plane collided with a other on the Mission on, 2 Dec. 1944, he is honored with an Air Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster Purple Heart, Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, Army Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.
Arthur 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
Marines Info, https://missingmarines.com/ Geoffrey Roecker
Seabees History Bob Smith https://seabeehf.org/
Navy Info, http://navylog.navymemorial.org
POW Info, http://www.mansell.com Dwight Rider and Wes injerd.
Philippine Info, http://www.philippine-scouts.org/ Robert Capistrano
Navy Seal Memorial, http://www.navysealmemorials.com
Family Info, https://www.familysearch.org
Medals Info, https://www.honorstates.org
Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com