Rank and Name, Second Lieutenant August Charles Baetzhold Jr.
Unit/Placed in, Marine Scout Bombing Squadron 243 (VMSB-243), Marine Aircraft 24, United States Marine Corps.
August is born approx. on 16 April 1921 in Buffalo, New York.
Father, August Charles Baetzhold Sr.
Mother, Virginia M. (Mcclaran) Baetzhold.
Sister(s), June Baetzhold.
August enlisted the service in New York with service number # 0-011848.
August‘s Crew-members and their position on-board the plane a Douglas SBD-Dauntless were,
2nd Lt. August C. Baetzhold Jr. Pilot
Corp. Paul O’Brien Radio Operator/Gunner
August died in a training accident during dive-bombing practice on 1 March 1943, he is honored with a Combat Action Ribbon, Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal, Marine Corps Expeditionary Medal, United States Aviator Badge, American Campaign Medal, Navy & Marine Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.
August is buried/mentioned at Honolulu Memorial, Honolulu County, Hawaii U.S.A.
Courts of the missing.
He also has a Memorial Grave at Forest Lawn Cemetery, Buffalo, Erie County, New York, USA.
Thanks to, https://missingmarines.com/ Geoffrey Roecker
Jean Louis Vijgen, ww2-Pacific.com and Europe 1940-1945 on Facebook.
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/