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Obenour, George Woodrow

Name and Rank, Ensign George Woodrow Obenour.

Unit/Placed, Night Fighter Squadron 41 (VF(N)-41,United States Naval Reserve.


Obenour was lost on October 12, 1944 during operations in support of the landings on  Leyte.


 George was born approx. on April 6, 1922 in California.

Father, George D. Obenour.

Mother, Susan J. (Yeankel) Obenour.


George entered  the service from California with service number # 0-321012.


George was Missing during Operations in support of the landings on  Leyte, on Oct. 12, 1945, and he is honored with an Air Medal, Purple Heart, Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, Army Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.


George is buried at Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines.


Thanks to http://www.ussindependencecvl22.com/index_files/Page2236.htm

Jean Louis Vijgen, WW2-Pacific Website.

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


Ensign is a military rank, the equivalent of which is used by the service organizations of many civilizations. As a traditional naval grade, ensign is the most junior line officer rank below the lieutenant grades, usually immediately under lieutenant or lieutenant junior grade.

Night Fighter Squadron 41 (VF(N)-41)
Grumman F6F-5
Embarked from the USS Independence (CVL-22) Carrier
George Woodrow Obenour
His rank Ensign
F6F-5 onboard the USS Independence VF(N)-41
Cruise Book
sinking after used as gunnery target 26-1-1951