Rank and Name, Sergeant Lee Ollen Babin.
Unit/Placed in, 499th Bomber Squadron, 345th Bomber Group, Medium.
Lee is born approx. on 19 Dec. 1921 in Duplessis, Louisiana.
Father, Richard A. Babin.
Mother, Harried (Braud) Babin.
Sister(s), Laura, Bulah, and Ruth M. Babin.
Brother(s), Ben R. Babin.
Spouse, Lela M. Rabin.
Lee enlisted the service in Louisiana with service number # 38493263.
Lee ‘s Crew-members and their position on-board the plane a B-25 were,
2nd Lt. Clifford L. Sisson Pilot
2nd Lt. Howard B. Galinkin Co Pilot
2nd Lt. Hiram E. Smith Jr. Navigator
Sgt. William F. Fitzpatrick Engineer
Sgt. James E. Massengill Radio Operator
Sgt. Lee. O. Babin Armored Gunner
Lee was KIA on the way back from the bombing mission, they encountered severe problems with the (shot by AA engines), till they eventually had to ditch the plain(sea) on 24 March 1945, he is honored with an Air Medal, Purple Heart, Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, Army Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.
Lee 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