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Banks, Auckland Marston

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

National Historian

Navy Seal Memorial,  http://www.navysealmemorials.com

Family Info, https://www.familysearch.org

Info, https://www.pacificwrecks.com/

Medals Info, https://www.honorstates.org


Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com

Tank Destroyers, http://www.bensavelkoul.nl/

Patrol Bombing Squadron 130 (VPB-130)
Lockheed PV-1 Ventura
Casualty List
His rank Aviation Ordnanceman Third Class