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Cain, Homer Lewis

Rank and Name, Radioman Second Class Homer Lewis Cain.

Unit/Placed in, USS Monticello (AP-61) Transport/Troopship, United States Naval Reserve.


SS Conte Grande/USS Monticello (AP-61)

During World War II, she was acquired by the United States and was used as an American troopship—renamed USS Monticello (AP-61) in 1942.

Through the first half of 1944, she carried men from San Francisco to Californian ports, Australia, Hawaii, and the burgeoning bases of the South Pacific.

She reported to New York for an eight-week availability on 20 July 1945 and while there her Navy crew transferred off and were replaced by a Coast Guard crew beginning on 21 July 1945.



Homer is born on 1925 in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Father, Seaborn Alexander Cain.

Mother, Mary L. (Brown) Cain.

Sister(s), Unknown and Nellie P. Cain.

Brother(s), Unknown and Fred C. Cain.


Homer enlisted the service in Louisiana with service number # 9303641.


Homer died (no record) on, he is honored with a Purple Heart, Good Combat Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, Expeditionary Medal, American Campaign Medal, Navy & Marine Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.


Homer is buried/mentioned at Manila American Cemetery and Memorial Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines.


Walls of the missing.


Thanks to, http://www.hazegray.org/danfs/auxil/ap61.txt



Jean Louis Vijgen, ww2-Pacific.com 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

WW2 Info, https://www.pacificwrecks.com/

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

Medals Forum, https://www.usmilitariaforum.com/

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

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

WordPress en/of Wooncommerce oplossingen, https://www.siteklusjes.nl/

Military Recovery,  https://www.dpaa.mil/

USS Monticello (AP-61) Transport (Troop) Ship
Camp Peary, Ohio
Homer Lewis Cain
His rank Radioman Second Class