Rank and Name, Corporal George John Backalukas.
Unit/Placed in, Marine Fighting Squadron 452 (VMF-452), United States Marine Corps.
Corporal George J. Backalukas was a pilot with the Marine Fighting Squadron 452 (VMF-452), but died onboard the USS Franklin (CV-13) Carrier during the Bombing on 19-03-1945.
George is born approx. on 10 Feb. 1924.
George enlisted the service in Michigan with service number # 851497.
George was KIA when the USS Franklin was bombed by a Japanese Air Plane off the Japanese coast, on March 19, 1945, he is honored with a Purple Heart, Combat Action Ribbon, Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal, Marine Corps Expeditionary Medal, American Campaign Medal, Navy & Marine Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.
George is buried/mentioned at Honolulu Memorial, Honolulu County, Hawaii U.S.A.
Courts of the missing.
Thanks to, https://ussfranklin.org/
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
Tank Destroyers, http://www.bensavelkoul.nl/