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Rasmussen, Barton Jones

Rank and Name, Aviation Metalsmith First Class Barton Jones Rasmussen.

Unit/Placed in, Transport Squadron Com-Air 7thFleet.


Barton is born approx. on 6 June 1924 in Des Moines, New Mexico.

Father, Charles O. Rasmussen.

Mother, Maggie B. (Jones) Rasmussen.

Sister(s), Madge B. Vina M. and Peggy Rasmussen.

Brother(s), Charlie R. Benjamin F. Newton A. and Thomas M. Rasmussen.


Barton enlisted the service in Texas with service number # 3566122.


Barton ‘s Crew-members on-board the plane a R4D-6 (DC-3)  were,

Lt.               Donald L. McInteer            Pilot

Captain        Richard A. Kirkland           Co Pilot

Amm1c.        James Thompson Jr          Crew

Am1c.          Barton J. Rasmussen         Crew

Arm2c.         Edmund Z. Szczygiel         Crew

  1. Donald V. Johnson Passenger

Lt.               Louis C. Skinner                Passenger

Ls.               G.M.L. Costner                  Passenger

Alsie A. Porterfield            Passenger

Art1c.          Alpha Scott                      Passenger

Amm2c.        Charles W. Kallal               Passenger

Arm3c.         Alfred A. France               Passenger

Arm3c.         Tony D. Drakos                 Passenger

Sm1c.           Ben Williams                    Passenger

Sm1c.           Bennice Hathaway             Passenger

Sgt.              A.B. Boseley                      Passenger

Pvt.              H.L. Straub                       Passenger


Barton died in a crash when the Plane was on Transport duty for Tacloban and it never arrived on 19 March 1945, he is honored with a Combat Action Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, Expeditionary Medal, American Campaign Medal, Navy & Marine Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.


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

Walls of the missing.


Thanks to,

Jean Louis Vijgen, WW2-Pacific Website.

Air Force Info, Rolland Swank.

ABMC Website, https://abmc.gov

Navy Info, http://navylog.navymemorial.org

POW Info, http://www.mansell.com    Dwight Rider and Wes injerd.

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

Marines Info, https://missingmarines.com/    Geoffrey Roecker

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

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


Philippine Info, http://www.philippine-scouts.org/

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

Com Air 7th Fleet
R4D-6 DC3
Wama Airfield, Morotai
His rank Aviation Metal Smith First Class