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Scott, Alpha

Rank and Name, Aviation Radio Technician First Class Alpha Scott.

Unit/Placed in, Naval Air Transport Squadron 13 (VR-13), United States Navy.


Alpha is born approx. on 1920 in Holland.

Father, Louis B. Scott.

Mother, Marie Louisa Scott.

Alpha and Mother are born in Holland.

Brother(s), Philome Scott.

Born in Belgium.

Sister(s), Verna Scott.


Alpha enlisted the service in California with service number # 5635843.


Alpha‘s Crew-members and their position on-board the plane a R4D-6  were,

Lt.               Donald Leslie McInteer       Pilot

Captain        Richard A. Kirkland           Co Pilot

AMM1c.        James Thompson Jr.          Navigator

AM1c.          Barton J. Rassmussen        Engineer

ARM2c.        Edmund Z. Szczygiel         Radio Operator

Lt.               Donald V. Johnson            Passenger

Lt.               Louis C. Skinner                Passenger

Lt.               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. Bosely                     Passenger

Pvt.              H. L. Straub                     Passenger

Alpha died as passenger on a Scheduled flight, cause is unknown but bad weather probably was a contributing factor. Died 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.


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

Walls of the missing.


Thanks to, https://www.ozatwar.com/usnavy/vr-13.htm

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/

R4D from Naval Air Transport Squadron 13 (VR-13)
Wama Airfield, Morotai, Indonesia
His rank Aviation Radio Technician