Rank and Name, Aviation Ordnanceman Third Class Auckland Marston Banks.
Unit/Placed in, Patrol Bombing Squadron 130 (VPB-130), United States Navy.
Auckland is born approx. on 1924 in Florida.
Father, Percival M. Banks.
Mother, Ethel Elizabeth Banks.
Parents born at Grand Cayman Island.
Sister(s), Ethel M. Banks.
Brother(s), John W. and Percival M. Banks Jr.
Auckland enlisted the service in Florida with service number # 8300534.
Auckland‘s crew-members and their position on-board the plane a PV-1 were,
Ltjg. R. V. Umphrey Pilot
Aom3. Auckland M. Banks
Arm3. Alvin Greenfield
Arm3. O. M. Dillon
Amm2. L. A. Murie
Auckland died because their failed to return from a search mission on, 12 Feb. 1945, he is honored with an Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal, 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.
Auckland is buried/mentioned at Manila American Cemetery and Memorial Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines.
Walls of the missing.
Thanks to, http://www.vpnavy.com/
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/