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
- 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.
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
Medals Info, https://www.honorstates.org
Philippine Info, http://www.philippine-scouts.org/
Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com