Rank and Name, Lieutenant Junior Grade Eston Jerome Baden.
Unit/Placed in, Fighting Squadron VF-9, United States Naval Reserve.
Eston is born approx. on 1922 in Maryland.
Father, Halbert B. Baden.
Mother, Lucy B. Baden.
Sister(s), Ula M. and Mary L. Baden.
Brother(s), Andrew D. G. Ralph James L. Guy M. Joseph H. and Raymond M. Baden.
Spouse, Eileen M. Baden.
Eston enlisted the service in Maryland with service number # 0-301434.
Eston was MIA during his mission to Miyako Islands (Okinawa), he was hit by Anti-Aircraft Fire and made a forced water landing, there was no contact on 5 April 1945, he is honored with an Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal with 3 Gold Stars, Purple Heart, Combat Action Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, Expeditionary Medal, American Campaign Medal, Navy & Marine Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.
Eston is buried/mentioned at Honolulu Memorial, Honolulu County, Hawaii U.S.A.
Courts of the missing.
Thanks to, https://www.navsource.org/archives/02/10.htm
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/
Distinguished Flying Cross
AWARDED FOR ACTIONS
DURING World War II
Rank: Lieutenant Junior Grade
The President of the United States of America takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross (Posthumously) to Lieutenant, Junior Grade Eston Jerome Baden (NSN: 0-301434), United States Navy, for heroism and extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight against the enemy over Honshu, Japan, 17 February 1945. As a member of a division of carrier-based fighters protecting a large flight of bombing and torpedo planes in a coordinated attack on a vital aircraft manufacturing plant far inland, he scored rocket hits on major installations in the target area, and assisted in repelling aggressive enemy fighters encountered throughout this hazardous mission. His skillful airmanship contributed materially to the success of this mission and his courage was at all times in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.