Rank and Name, Corporal John C. Backius.
Unit/Placed in, 433rd Troop Carrier group, 68th Troop carrier squadron, United States Army Air Force.
John is born approx. on 1917 in Massachusetts.
John enlisted the service in New York with service number # 31423410.
John‘s Crew-members and their position on-board the plane a C-47 were,
- Robert E. Gennette Pilot
Corporal John C. Backius Crew Chief
Corporal Richard A. Gass Asst. Crew Chief
Corporal Doyle L. Simmons Radio Operator
Tec3. Edward M. Kelly Passenger
Tec5. Paul P. Dunlap Passenger
Tec5. Lloyd E. Smith Passenger
Pfc. Manuel S. Alderette Passenger
Pfc. Thomas E. Gehringer Passenger
Pfc. Joseph P. Peragine Passenger
Pfc. Ernest Huber Passenger
Pvt. James B. Ellis Passenger
Pvt. Joseph S. Markullis Passenger
Pfc. Grant. C. Ruchtie Passenger
Corporal Broadus F. James Passenger
Tec5. Noel N. Knox Passenger
Pfc. L.W. Natson Passenger
CWO George Bloomer Passenger
SSgt. Paul A. Gallick Passenger
Civilian Dr. Isabel Walstrom Passenger
SSgt. Carlton K. Nipher Passenger
Pfc. Lester M. Kranz Passenger
SSgt. Robert H. Meyers Passenger
Sgt. Kingdon G. Ford Passenger
Sgt. William B. Campbell Passenger
Captain Melvin D. Deck Passenger
Sgt. Melvin R. Robinson Passenger
LtJg. C.J. Cycenains Passenger
Pfc. Joseph M. Barone Passenger
John died when his plane crashed in San Pedro Bay due to the weather they wanted to turn, natives saw it exploded mid Air on 6 Sep. 1945, he is honored with a Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, Army Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.
John is buried/mentioned at Manila American Cemetery and Memorial Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines.
Thanks to, https://pacificwrecks.com/aircraft/c-47/42-23860/c47-sure-skin-left.html
Jean Louis Vijgen, ww2-Pacific.com and ww2-europe.com.
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/