S.S. Cape San Juan
U.S. Merchant Ship
World War II
   
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S.S. Cape San Juan

S.S. Cape San Juan

Special Thanks to:

Eric Stone

Creator & Webmaster of the

S.S. Arkansan Website !

For his " EXTREMELY " valuable info on the S.S. Cape San Juan


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Page last updated:

   Sunday, September 13, 2020

Attacked on November 11, 1943

the " S.S. Cape San Juan " lost " 117 ? " U.S. Soldiers !

( One report notes that " 16 " soldiers were killed when the torpedo hit and another " 114 " soldiers drowned which is a total of " 130 ? " )

Below I've been able to identify a total of " 112 " of the original " 117 " U.S. Soldiers !

( I believe that the other 5 soldiers were recovered and are interred somewhere currently unknown )

The " S.S. Cape San Juan " actually didn't sink until the next day, November 12, 1944 !


     The steam passenger ship " S.S. Cape San Juan " was a conversion of a "small" dry cargo freighter known as a type C1-B.   According to the U.S. Merchant Marine site; " The C1 types were the smallest of the 3 original types designed by the United States Maritime Commission and were intended to be used on routes that did not call for fast ships. 173 were built between 1940 and 1945."

     On November 11, 1943 the unescorted " S.S. Cape San Juan " was enroute from from San Francisco, California to Townsville, Australia with a crew of 57 Merchant Mariners, 42 Navy Armed Guard, 3 radio operators, a permanant ship complement of 3 Army officers and 18 Army enlisted men, and 1,340 American soldiers aboard as passengers.   The Army Air Force passengers were all part of three different units as follows:

" 811 " members of the 855th Engineers (Aviation) Battalion
Note: The 855th was an entirely " Black Unit "

" 367 " members of the 1st Fighter Control Squadron

" 162 " members of the 253rd Ordnance (Aviation) Company

     They were hit by "one" torpedo fired by Japanese Submarine I-21 on the starboard side abreast of the after end of No. 2 hatch approximately 300 miles southeast of Fiji.   The ship immediately took on a hard starboard list.   An SOS was sent along with the message: " torpedoed, ship sinking fast ".   All " 57 " of the Merchant Mariners and all " 42 " of the Navy armed guards survived this attack!

     The following below list was created in the memory of those who "Gave Their All" on the " S.S. Cape San Juan ".   There are personal "online memorials" for each of these honored men that were created for them by using the "Find A Grave" website.   You will see a blue " Yes " behind their names and by clicking on the " Yes " you will see a personal memorial that has been created for them by myself or someone else.

Key to Abbreviations and Notes

MM     =  Awarded the " Mariner's Medal " !
                   ( Awarded to the Merchant Mariner's for being Wounded, Missing or Killed In Action )

MM *  =  Awarded the " Combat Bar / Ribbon " !
                  ( Awarded to Mariner's who have been under combat conditions )

MM **  =  Awarded the " Combat Star " ( attached to the Combat Bar )
                   ( Awarded to Mariner's who are forced to abandon ship when attacked or damaged )

MM-DSM  =  Awarded the Mariner's " Distinguished Service Medal " !
                         ( Awarded for " Heroism Beyond the Call of Duty " )

MM-POW  =  Awarded the Mariner's " Prisoner Of War Medal " !
                         ( Awarded to Mariner's who served time as a POW " )

PH  =  Awarded the " Purple Heart " !
              ( Awarded to U.S. Military Soldiers & Sailors for being Wounded and/or Killed in action )

Other Medals
              Such as Good Conduct Medals, Campaign Medals, Defense Service Medals, etc.,
              " Are Not " included in this listing.

  =  Picture of person shown on online memorial

  =  Picture of tombstone shown on online memorial

" Family Link Included " = Parent, Spouse, or Child linked in " Online Memorial ".

Cenotaph  =  A memorial stone only  ~  " OR "  ~  Remains not recovered  ~  " OR "  ~  Interred somewhere unknown.


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Quick Link by first letter of Last Name for the " S.S. Cape San Juan "

( Those letters shown below in " Maroon " had no soldiers to list )

A ] - B ] - C ] - D ] - E ] - F ]

G ] - H ] - I ] - J ] - K ] - L ]

M ] - N ] - O ] - P ] - Q ] - R ]

S ] - T ] - U ] - V ] - W ] - X ] - Y ] - Z ]


   Last Name, First Name, M.I.
            Awards ~ Place Of Passing ~Photos
Military
Rank
Branch
of Service
State / Country
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
For Online
Memorial
Click on
" Yes "

  Anderson,  Clarence G.
            PH ~ southeast of Fiji ~ 

Private
855th Engineer Battalion
( Aviation )
Air Force
Louisiana
Missing In Action

November 11, 1943
Honolulu
Memorial
Honolulu, HI
" Yes "
Cenotaph
Last Names starting with " A "  ~  There were Possibly Others ?  ~  Still Being Researched !

   Last Name, First Name, M.I.
            Awards ~ Place Of Passing ~Photos
Military
Rank
Branch
of Service
State / Country
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
For Online
Memorial
Click on
" Yes "

  Barger,  Wilbur A.
            PH ~ southeast of Fiji ~ 

Corporal
1st Fighter Control
Squadron
Air Force
Oregon
Missing In Action

November 11, 1943
Honolulu
Memorial
Honolulu, HI
" Yes "
Cenotaph

  Barrett,  Marshall E.
            PH ~ southeast of Fiji ~ 

Technician
Fifth Grade
855th Engineer Battalion
( Aviation )
Air Force
New York
Missing In Action

November 11, 1943
Honolulu
Memorial
Honolulu, HI
" Yes "
Cenotaph

  Blankes,  Kermit R.
            PH ~ southeast of Fiji ~ 

Staff
Sergeant
855th Engineer Battalion
( Aviation )
Air Force
Missouri
Missing In Action

November 11, 1943
Honolulu
Memorial
Honolulu, HI
" Yes "
Cenotaph

  Boyd,  Reginald B.
            PH ~ southeast of Fiji ~ 

Private
855th Engineer Battalion
( Aviation )
Air Force
Pennsylvania
Missing In Action

November 11, 1943
Honolulu
Memorial
Honolulu, HI
" Yes "
Cenotaph

  Bransford,  Charles L.
            PH ~ southeast of Fiji ~ 
            " Family Link Included "

Private
First Class
855th Engineer Battalion
( Aviation )
Air Force
Kentucky
Missing In Action

November 11, 1943
Honolulu
Memorial
Honolulu, HI
" Yes "
Cenotaph

  Britt,  Earl T.
            PH ~ southeast of Fiji ~ 

Technician
Fifth Grade
855th Engineer Battalion
( Aviation )
Air Force
Missouri
Missing In Action

November 11, 1943
Honolulu
Memorial
Honolulu, HI
" Yes "
Cenotaph

  Burns,  Lawrence
            PH ~ southeast of Fiji ~ 

Technician
Fifth Grade
855th Engineer Battalion
( Aviation )
Air Force
Louisiana
Missing In Action

November 11, 1943
Honolulu
Memorial
Honolulu, HI
" Yes "
Cenotaph

  Bynum,  Ather, Jr.
            PH ~ southeast of Fiji ~ 

Private
First Class
855th Engineer Battalion
( Aviation )
Air Force
Tennessee
Missing In Action

November 11, 1943
Honolulu
Memorial
Honolulu, HI
" Yes "
Cenotaph
Last Names starting with " B "  ~  There were Possibly Others ?  ~  Still Being Researched !

   Last Name, First Name, M.I.
            Awards ~ Place Of Passing ~Photos
Military
Rank
Branch
of Service
State / Country
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
For Online
Memorial
Click on
" Yes "

  Cameron,  Arthur H.
            PH ~ southeast of Fiji ~ 

Technician
Fifth Grade
855th Engineer Battalion
( Aviation )
Air Force
New York
Missing In Action

November 11, 1943
Honolulu
Memorial
Honolulu, HI
" Yes "
Cenotaph

  Cannon,  Edmund A.
            PH ~ southeast of Fiji ~ 

Sergeant
1st Fighter Control
Squadron
Air Force
Minnesota
Missing In Action

November 11, 1943
Honolulu
Memorial
Honolulu, HI
" Yes "
Cenotaph

  Clowdus,  James Owen
            PH ~ southeast of Fiji ~ 
            " Family Link Included "

            " Recovered "

Sergeant
1st Fighter Control
Squadron
Air Force
Alabama
Killed In Action

November 11, 1943
Elmwood
Cemetery
Birmingham, AL
" Yes "

  Cromwell,  Elmo
            PH ~ southeast of Fiji ~ 

Private
855th Engineer Battalion
( Aviation )
Air Force
Virginia
Missing In Action

November 11, 1943
Honolulu
Memorial
Honolulu, HI
" Yes "
Cenotaph

  Cross,  Alfonso
            PH ~ southeast of Fiji ~ 

Technician
Fifth Grade
855th Engineer Battalion
( Aviation )
Air Force
Virginia
Missing In Action

November 11, 1943
Honolulu
Memorial
Honolulu, HI
" Yes "
Cenotaph
Last Names starting with " C "  ~  There were Possibly Others ?  ~  Still Being Researched !

   Last Name, First Name, M.I.
            Awards ~ Place Of Passing ~Photos
Military
Rank
Branch
of Service
State / Country
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
For Online
Memorial
Click on
" Yes "

  Darsey,  William L.
            PH ~ southeast of Fiji ~ 

Corporal
1st Fighter Control
Squadron
Air Force
California
Missing In Action

November 11, 1943
Manila
American Cemetery
Philippines
" Yes "
Cenotaph

  Dina,  Winston R.
            PH ~ southeast of Fiji ~ 

Corporal
855th Engineer Battalion
( Aviation )
Air Force
Connecticut
Missing In Action

November 11, 1943
Honolulu
Memorial
Honolulu, HI
" Yes "
Cenotaph

  Dowdell,  Samuel
            PH ~ southeast of Fiji ~ 

Technician
Fifth Grade
855th Engineer Battalion
( Aviation )
Air Force
Georgia
Missing In Action

November 11, 1943
Honolulu
Memorial
Honolulu, HI
" Yes "
Cenotaph
Last Names starting with " D "  ~  There were Possibly Others ?  ~  Still Being Researched !

   Last Name, First Name, M.I.
            Awards ~ Place Of Passing ~Photos
Military
Rank
Branch
of Service
State / Country
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
For Online
Memorial
Click on
" Yes "

  Edwards,  James O.
            PH ~ southeast of Fiji ~ 

Technician
Fifth Grade
855th Engineer Battalion
( Aviation )
Air Force
Virginia
Missing In Action

November 11, 1943
Honolulu
Memorial
Honolulu, HI
" Yes "
Cenotaph
Last Names starting with " E "  ~  There were Possibly Others ?  ~  Still Being Researched !

   Last Name, First Name, M.I.
            Awards ~ Place Of Passing ~Photos
Military
Rank
Branch
of Service
State / Country
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
For Online
Memorial
Click on
" Yes "

  Farmer,  Ralph M.
            PH ~ southeast of Fiji ~ 

Technician
Fifth Grade
855th Engineer Battalion
( Aviation )
Air Force
Pennsylvania
Missing In Action

November 11, 1943
Honolulu
Memorial
Honolulu, HI
" Yes "
Cenotaph

  Fields,  Irvin E.
            PH ~ southeast of Fiji ~ 

Corporal
855th Engineer Battalion
( Aviation )
Air Force
Maryland
Missing In Action

November 11, 1943
Honolulu
Memorial
Honolulu, HI
" Yes "
Cenotaph

  Fields,  John E.
            PH ~ southeast of Fiji ~ 

Warrent
Officer (jg)
855th Engineer Battalion
( Aviation )
Air Force
Texas
Missing In Action

November 11, 1943
Honolulu
Memorial
Honolulu, HI
" Yes "
Cenotaph

  Flood,  James S.
            PH ~ southeast of Fiji ~ 

Sergeant
855th Engineer Battalion
( Aviation )
Air Force
North Carolina
Missing In Action

November 11, 1943
Honolulu
Memorial
Honolulu, HI
" Yes "
Cenotaph

  Ford,  Isham
            PH ~ southeast of Fiji ~ 

Private
855th Engineer Battalion
( Aviation )
Air Force
Maryland
Missing In Action

November 11, 1943
Honolulu
Memorial
Honolulu, HI
" Yes "
Cenotaph

  Franklin,  Daniel
            PH ~ southeast of Fiji ~ 

    " Recovered ~ Buried At Sea "

Private
855th Engineer Battalion
( Aviation )
Air Force
Florida
Died Of Wounds

November 13, 1943
Honolulu
Memorial
Honolulu, HI
" Yes "
Cenotaph
Last Names starting with " F "  ~  There were Possibly Others ?  ~  Still Being Researched !

   Last Name, First Name, M.I.
            Awards ~ Place Of Passing ~Photos
Military
Rank
Branch
of Service
State / Country
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
For Online
Memorial
Click on
" Yes "

  Grant,  Josiah W.
            PH ~ southeast of Fiji ~ 

Private
855th Engineer Battalion
( Aviation )
Air Force
Oklahoma
Missing In Action

November 11, 1943
Honolulu
Memorial
Honolulu, HI
" Yes "
Cenotaph

  Gray,  Walter, Sr.
            PH ~ southeast of Fiji ~ 

Private
First Class
855th Engineer Battalion
( Aviation )
Air Force
Louisiana
Missing In Action

November 11, 1943
Honolulu
Memorial
Honolulu, HI
" Yes "
Cenotaph

  Green,  Carrol
            PH ~ southeast of Fiji ~ 

Private
855th Engineer Battalion
( Aviation )
Air Force
Virginia
Missing In Action

November 11, 1943
Honolulu
Memorial
Honolulu, HI
" Yes "
Cenotaph

  Grows,  Peter
            PH ~ southeast of Fiji ~ 
            " Family Link Included "

Technician
Fifth Grade
855th Engineer Battalion
( Aviation )
Air Force
Louisiana
Missing In Action

November 11, 1943
Honolulu
Memorial
Honolulu, HI
" Yes "
Cenotaph

  Grubbs,  Isiah
            PH ~ southeast of Fiji ~ 

Technician
Fourth Grade
855th Engineer Battalion
( Aviation )
Air Force
Delaware
Missing In Action

November 11, 1943
Honolulu
Memorial
Honolulu, HI
" Yes "
Cenotaph
Last Names starting with " G "  ~  There were Possibly Others ?  ~  Still Being Researched !

   Last Name, First Name, M.I.
            Awards ~ Place Of Passing ~Photos
Military
Rank
Branch
of Service
State / Country
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
For Online
Memorial
Click on
" Yes "

  Hagans,  Olie
            PH ~ southeast of Fiji ~ 

Private
855th Engineer Battalion
( Aviation )
Air Force
Florida
Missing In Action

November 11, 1943
Honolulu
Memorial
Honolulu, HI
" Yes "
Cenotaph

  Harden,  Terrie
            PH ~ southeast of Fiji ~ 

Technician
Fifth Grade
855th Engineer Battalion
( Aviation )
Air Force
Illinois
Missing In Action

November 11, 1943
Honolulu
Memorial
Honolulu, HI
" Yes "
Cenotaph

  Harris,  Theodore M.
            PH ~ southeast of Fiji ~ 

Technician
Fifth Grade
855th Engineer Battalion
( Aviation )
Air Force
North Carolina
Missing In Action

November 11, 1943
Honolulu
Memorial
Honolulu, HI
" Yes "
Cenotaph

  Hays,  LeRoy M.
            PH ~ southeast of Fiji ~ 

Staff
Sergeant
855th Engineer Battalion
( Aviation )
Air Force
California
Missing In Action

November 11, 1943
Honolulu
Memorial
Honolulu, HI
" Yes "
Cenotaph

  Hergenrother,  Richard P.
            PH ~ southeast of Fiji ~ 

Corporal
1st Fighter Control
Squadron
Air Force
Pennsylvania
Missing In Action

November 11, 1943
Honolulu
Memorial
Honolulu, HI
" Yes "
Cenotaph

  Hicks,  John C.
            PH ~ southeast of Fiji ~ 

Private
First Class
855th Engineer Battalion
( Aviation )
Air Force
Illinois
Missing In Action

November 11, 1943
Honolulu
Memorial
Honolulu, HI
" Yes "
Cenotaph

  Hilery,  J. Y.
            PH ~ southeast of Fiji ~ 

Technician
Fifth Grade
855th Engineer Battalion
( Aviation )
Air Force
Georgia
Missing In Action

November 11, 1943
Honolulu
Memorial
Honolulu, HI
" Yes "
Cenotaph

  Hudson,  Noah
            PH ~ southeast of Fiji ~ 

Private
First Class
855th Engineer Battalion
( Aviation )
Air Force
Florida
Missing In Action

November 11, 1943
Honolulu
Memorial
Honolulu, HI
" Yes "
Cenotaph

  Hunt,  Harold B.
            PH ~ southeast of Fiji ~ 

Private
First Class
855th Engineer Battalion
( Aviation )
Air Force
Tennessee
Missing In Action

November 11, 1943
Honolulu
Memorial
Honolulu, HI
" Yes "
Cenotaph

  Hurdle,  James A.
            PH ~ southeast of Fiji ~ 

Private
First Class
855th Engineer Battalion
( Aviation )
Air Force
Virginia
Missing In Action

November 11, 1943
Honolulu
Memorial
Honolulu, HI
" Yes "
Cenotaph

  Hurst,  Ralph
            PH ~ southeast of Fiji ~ 

Technician
Fourth Grade
253rd Ordinance
Maintenance Company
Air Force
New York
Missing In Action

November 11, 1943
Honolulu
Memorial
Honolulu, HI
" Yes "
Cenotaph
Last Names starting with " H "  ~  There were Possibly Others ?  ~  Still Being Researched !

   Last Name, First Name, M.I.
            Awards ~ Place Of Passing ~Photos
Military
Rank
Branch
of Service
State / Country
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
For Online
Memorial
Click on
" Yes "

Last Names starting with " I " ~ Still being researched !

   Last Name, First Name, M.I.
            Awards ~ Place Of Passing ~Photos
Military
Rank
Branch
of Service
State / Country
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
For Online
Memorial
Click on
" Yes "

  Jackson,  Shelly, Jr.
            PH ~ southeast of Fiji ~ 

Corporal
855th Engineer Battalion
( Aviation )
Air Force
Ohio
Missing In Action

November 11, 1943
Honolulu
Memorial
Honolulu, HI
" Yes "
Cenotaph

  Jacob,  Elijah
            PH ~ southeast of Fiji ~ 

Technician
Fifth Grade
855th Engineer Battalion
( Aviation )
Air Force
Illinois
Missing In Action

November 11, 1943
Honolulu
Memorial
Honolulu, HI
" Yes "
Cenotaph

  Jayroe,  Earl L.
            PH ~ southeast of Fiji ~ 

Technician
Fifth Grade
253rd Ordinance
Maintenance Company
Air Force
Oklahoma
Missing In Action

November 11, 1943
Honolulu
Memorial
Honolulu, HI
" Yes "
Cenotaph

  Johnson,  Arthur
            PH ~ southeast of Fiji ~ 

Private
First Class
855th Engineer Battalion
( Aviation )
Air Force
Florida
Missing In Action

November 11, 1943
Honolulu
Memorial
Honolulu, HI
" Yes "
Cenotaph

  Johnson,  William H.
            PH ~ southeast of Fiji ~ 

Sergeant
855th Engineer Battalion
( Aviation )
Air Force
Maryland
Missing In Action

November 11, 1943
Manila
American Cemetery
Philippines
" Yes "
Cenotaph

  Jones,  James
            PH ~ southeast of Fiji ~ 

Private
855th Engineer Battalion
( Aviation )
Air Force
Georgia
Missing In Action

November 11, 1943
Honolulu
Memorial
Honolulu, HI
" Yes "
Cenotaph

  Jones,  Willliam H.
            PH ~ southeast of Fiji ~ 

Private
First Class
855th Engineer Battalion
( Aviation )
Air Force
Alabama
Missing In Action

November 11, 1943
Honolulu
Memorial
Honolulu, HI
" Yes "
Cenotaph

  Jordan,  Jake I.
            PH ~ southeast of Fiji ~ 

Private
855th Engineer Battalion
( Aviation )
Air Force
North Carolina
Missing In Action

November 11, 1943
Honolulu
Memorial
Honolulu, HI
" Yes "
Cenotaph
Last Names starting with " J "  ~  There were Possibly Others ?  ~  Still Being Researched !

   Last Name, First Name, M.I.
            Awards ~ Place Of Passing ~Photos
Military
Rank
Branch
of Service
State / Country
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
For Online
Memorial
Click on
" Yes "

  Keen,  Benjamin
            PH ~ southeast of Fiji ~ 

Private
First Class
1st Fighter Control
Squadron
Air Force
Michigan
Missing In Action

November 11, 1943
Honolulu
Memorial
Honolulu, HI
" Yes "
Cenotaph

  Kenion,  Ned C.
            PH ~ southeast of Fiji ~ 

Technician
Fifth Grade
855th Engineer Battalion
( Aviation )
Air Force
North Carolina
Missing In Action

November 11, 1943
Honolulu
Memorial
Honolulu, HI
" Yes "
Cenotaph

  Kennedy,  Gene D.
            PH ~ southeast of Fiji ~ 

Technician
Fourth Grade
855th Engineer Battalion
( Aviation )
Air Force
Illinois
Missing In Action

November 11, 1943
Honolulu
Memorial
Honolulu, HI
" Yes "
Cenotaph
Last Names starting with " K "  ~  There were Possibly Others ?  ~  Still Being Researched !

   Last Name, First Name, M.I.
            Awards ~ Place Of Passing ~Photos
Military
Rank
Branch
of Service
State / Country
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
For Online
Memorial
Click on
" Yes "

  Lee,  Vain
            PH ~ southeast of Fiji ~ 

Private
855th Engineer Battalion
( Aviation )
Air Force
South Carolina
Missing In Action

November 11, 1943
Honolulu
Memorial
Honolulu, HI
" Yes "
Cenotaph

  Lee,  William M.
            PH ~ southeast of Fiji ~ 

Private
First Class
855th Engineer Battalion
( Aviation )
Air Force
Michigan
Missing In Action

November 11, 1943
Honolulu
Memorial
Honolulu, HI
" Yes "
Cenotaph

  Little,  Roosevelt
            PH ~ southeast of Fiji ~ 

Private
First Class
855th Engineer Battalion
( Aviation )
Air Force
North Carolina
Missing In Action

November 11, 1943
Honolulu
Memorial
Honolulu, HI
" Yes "
Cenotaph

  Luckett,  Robert H.
            PH ~ southeast of Fiji ~ 

Private
First Class
855th Engineer Battalion
( Aviation )
Air Force
Mississippi
Missing In Action

November 11, 1943
Honolulu
Memorial
Honolulu, HI
" Yes "
Cenotaph
Last Names starting with " L "  ~  There were Possibly Others ?  ~  Still Being Researched !

   Last Name, First Name, M.I.
            Awards ~ Place Of Passing ~Photos
Military
Rank
Branch
of Service
State / Country
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
For Online
Memorial
Click on
" Yes "

  McDonald,  Stanley O.
            PH ~ southeast of Fiji ~ 

Second
Lieutenant
1st Fighter Control
Squadron
Air Force
Texas
Missing In Action

November 11, 1943
Honolulu
Memorial
Honolulu, HI
" Yes "
Cenotaph

  McDowell,  George
            PH ~ southeast of Fiji ~ 

Technician
Fifth Grade
855th Engineer Battalion
( Aviation )
Air Force
North Carolina
Missing In Action

November 11, 1943
Honolulu
Memorial
Honolulu, HI
" Yes "
Cenotaph

  McLeod,  James W.
            PH ~ southeast of Fiji ~ 

Private
First Class
855th Engineer Battalion
( Aviation )
Air Force
Florida
Missing In Action

November 11, 1943
Honolulu
Memorial
Honolulu, HI
" Yes "
Cenotaph

  Miller,  Fred L.
            PH ~ southeast of Fiji ~ 

Private
855th Engineer Battalion
( Aviation )
Air Force
North Carolina
Missing In Action

November 11, 1943
Honolulu
Memorial
Honolulu, HI
" Yes "
Cenotaph

  Miner,  Charles E.
            PH ~ southeast of Fiji ~ 

Private
First Class
1st Fighter Control
Squadron
Air Force
Connecticut
Missing In Action

November 11, 1943
Honolulu
Memorial
Honolulu, HI
" Yes "
Cenotaph

  Mocciaro,  Rosario A.
            PH ~ southeast of Fiji ~ 

Private
First Class
1st Fighter Control
Squadron
Air Force
New York
Missing In Action

November 11, 1943
Honolulu
Memorial
Honolulu, HI
" Yes "
Cenotaph

  Moore,  James A.
            PH ~ southeast of Fiji ~ 

Technician
Fifth Grade
855th Engineer Battalion
( Aviation )
Air Force
Ohio
Missing In Action

November 11, 1943
Honolulu
Memorial
Honolulu, HI
" Yes "
Cenotaph

  Morgan,  Ernest
            PH ~ southeast of Fiji ~ 

Technician
Fifth Grade
855th Engineer Battalion
( Aviation )
Air Force
Maryland
Missing In Action

November 11, 1943
Honolulu
Memorial
Honolulu, HI
" Yes "
Cenotaph

  Mosley,  John H.
            PH ~ southeast of Fiji ~ 

Private
First Class
855th Engineer Battalion
( Aviation )
Air Force
Illinois
Missing In Action

November 11, 1943
Honolulu
Memorial
Honolulu, HI
" Yes "
Cenotaph
Last Names starting with " M "  ~  There were Possibly Others ?  ~  Still Being Researched !

   Last Name, First Name, M.I.
            Awards ~ Place Of Passing ~Photos
Military
Rank
Branch
of Service
State / Country
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
For Online
Memorial
Click on
" Yes "

  Nelon,  Ray
            PH ~ southeast of Fiji ~ 

Technician
Fifth Grade
855th Engineer Battalion
( Aviation )
Air Force
Arkansas
Missing In Action

November 11, 1943
Honolulu
Memorial
Honolulu, HI
" Yes "
Cenotaph

  Nelson,  Richard
            PH ~ southeast of Fiji ~ 

Private
First Class
855th Engineer Battalion
( Aviation )
Air Force
New Mexico
Missing In Action

November 11, 1943
Honolulu
Memorial
Honolulu, HI
" Yes "
Cenotaph

  Nelson,  Wilson S. Jr.
            PH ~ southeast of Fiji ~ 

Technician
Fifth Grade
855th Engineer Battalion
( Aviation )
Air Force
District of Columbia
Missing In Action

November 11, 1943
Honolulu
Memorial
Honolulu, HI
" Yes "
Cenotaph
Last Names starting with " N "  ~  There were Possibly Others ?  ~  Still Being Researched !

   Last Name, First Name, M.I.
            Awards ~ Place Of Passing ~Photos
Military
Rank
Branch
of Service
State / Country
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
For Online
Memorial
Click on
" Yes "

  Olive,  Tom
            PH ~ southeast of Fiji ~ 

Private
855th Engineer Battalion
( Aviation )
Air Force
Kentucky
Missing In Action

November 11, 1943
Honolulu
Memorial
Honolulu, HI
" Yes "
Cenotaph
Last Names starting with " O "  ~  There were Possibly Others ?  ~  Still Being Researched !

   Last Name, First Name, M.I.
            Awards ~ Place Of Passing ~Photos
Military
Rank
Branch
of Service
State / Country
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
For Online
Memorial
Click on
" Yes "

  Parker,  William
            PH ~ southeast of Fiji ~ 

Technician
Fifth Grade
855th Engineer Battalion
( Aviation )
Air Force
Pennsylvania
Missing In Action

November 11, 1943
Honolulu
Memorial
Honolulu, HI
" Yes "
Cenotaph

  Pettiford,  Arthur J.
            PH ~ southeast of Fiji ~ 

Private
855th Engineer Battalion
( Aviation )
Air Force
North Carolina
Missing In Action

November 11, 1943
Honolulu
Memorial
Honolulu, HI
" Yes "
Cenotaph

  Pettiway,  Norman L.
            PH ~ southeast of Fiji ~ 

Private
First Class
855th Engineer Battalion
( Aviation )
Air Force
Michigan
Missing In Action

November 11, 1943
Honolulu
Memorial
Honolulu, HI
" Yes "
Cenotaph

  Pool,  Marion W.
            PH ~ southeast of Fiji ~ 

Private
First Class
855th Engineer Battalion
( Aviation )
Air Force
Illinois
Missing In Action

November 11, 1943
Honolulu
Memorial
Honolulu, HI
" Yes "
Cenotaph

  Powell,  James C.
            PH ~ southeast of Fiji ~ 

Private
First Class
855th Engineer Battalion
( Aviation )
Air Force
West Virginia
Missing In Action

November 11, 1943
Honolulu
Memorial
Honolulu, HI
" Yes "
Cenotaph

  Puryear,  George W.
            PH ~ southeast of Fiji ~ 

Technician
Fifth Grade
855th Engineer Battalion
( Aviation )
Air Force
Virginia
Missing In Action

November 11, 1943
Honolulu
Memorial
Honolulu, HI
" Yes "
Cenotaph
Last Names starting with " P "  ~  There were Possibly Others ?  ~  Still Being Researched !

   Last Name, First Name, M.I.
            Awards ~ Place Of Passing ~Photos
Military
Rank
Branch
of Service
State / Country
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
For Online
Memorial
Click on
" Yes "

Last Names starting with " Q " ~ Still being researched !

   Last Name, First Name, M.I.
            Awards ~ Place Of Passing ~Photos
Military
Rank
Branch
of Service
State / Country
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
For Online
Memorial
Click on
" Yes "

  Randall,  Frank J.
            PH ~ southeast of Fiji ~ 

Technician
Fifth Grade
855th Engineer Battalion
( Aviation )
Air Force
South Carolina
Missing In Action

November 11, 1943
Honolulu
Memorial
Honolulu, HI
" Yes "
Cenotaph

  Ray,  Corl
            PH ~ southeast of Fiji ~ 

Private
855th Engineer Battalion
( Aviation )
Air Force
Louisiana
Missing In Action

November 11, 1943
Honolulu
Memorial
Honolulu, HI
" Yes "
Cenotaph

  Reed,  John D.
            PH ~ southeast of Fiji ~ 

Private
855th Engineer Battalion
( Aviation )
Air Force
Texas
Missing In Action

November 11, 1943
Honolulu
Memorial
Honolulu, HI
" Yes "
Cenotaph

  Rice,  Ernest
            PH ~ southeast of Fiji ~ 

Technician
Fifth Grade
855th Engineer Battalion
( Aviation )
Air Force
West Virginia
Missing In Action

November 11, 1943
Honolulu
Memorial
Honolulu, HI
" Yes "
Cenotaph

  Rucker,  Ernest L.
            PH ~ southeast of Fiji ~ 

Private
First Class
855th Engineer Battalion
( Aviation )
Air Force
Oklahoma
Missing In Action

November 11, 1943
Honolulu
Memorial
Honolulu, HI
" Yes "
Cenotaph
Last Names starting with " R "  ~  There were Possibly Others ?  ~  Still Being Researched !

   Last Name, First Name, M.I.
            Awards ~ Place Of Passing ~Photos
Military
Rank
Branch
of Service
State / Country
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
For Online
Memorial
Click on
" Yes "

  Sawyer,  Fred
            PH ~ southeast of Fiji ~ 

Private
855th Engineer Battalion
( Aviation )
Air Force
Ohio
Missing In Action

November 11, 1943
Honolulu
Memorial
Honolulu, HI
" Yes "
Cenotaph

  Shelton,  Edward
            PH ~ southeast of Fiji ~ 

Corporal
855th Engineer Battalion
( Aviation )
Air Force
Michigan
Missing In Action

November 11, 1943
Honolulu
Memorial
Honolulu, HI
" Yes "
Cenotaph

  Showell,  George W.
            PH ~ southeast of Fiji ~ 

Technician
Fourth Grade
855th Engineer Battalion
( Aviation )
Air Force
Pennsylvania
Missing In Action

November 11, 1943
Honolulu
Memorial
Honolulu, HI
" Yes "
Cenotaph

  Smith,  George
            PH ~ southeast of Fiji ~ 

Technician
Fifth Grade
855th Engineer Battalion
( Aviation )
Air Force
Maryland
Missing In Action

November 11, 1943
Honolulu
Memorial
Honolulu, HI
" Yes "
Cenotaph

  Smith,  Vernon L.
            PH ~ southeast of Fiji ~ 

Private
855th Engineer Battalion
( Aviation )
Air Force
Michigan
Missing In Action

November 11, 1943
Honolulu
Memorial
Honolulu, HI
" Yes "
Cenotaph

  Smith,  William
            PH ~ southeast of Fiji ~ 

Private
855th Engineer Battalion
( Aviation )
Air Force
North Carolina
Missing In Action

November 11, 1943
Honolulu
Memorial
Honolulu, HI
" Yes "
Cenotaph

  Snead,  Ellsworth F.
            PH ~ southeast of Fiji ~ 

Technician
Fifth Grade
855th Engineer Battalion
( Aviation )
Air Force
Virginia
Missing In Action

November 11, 1943
Honolulu
Memorial
Honolulu, HI
" Yes "
Cenotaph

  Staten,  Warren L.
            PH ~ southeast of Fiji ~ 

Private
855th Engineer Battalion
( Aviation )
Air Force
Ohio
Missing In Action

November 11, 1943
Honolulu
Memorial
Honolulu, HI
" Yes "
Cenotaph

  Stewart,  Essex N., Jr.
            PH ~ southeast of Fiji ~ 

Private
855th Engineer Battalion
( Aviation )
Air Force
District of Columbia
Missing In Action

November 11, 1943
Honolulu
Memorial
Honolulu, HI
" Yes "
Cenotaph

  Stewart,  James B., Sr.
            PH ~ southeast of Fiji ~ 

Technician
Third Grade
855th Engineer Battalion
( Aviation )
Air Force
Maryland
Missing In Action

November 11, 1943
Honolulu
Memorial
Honolulu, HI
" Yes "
Cenotaph

  Street,  Clifford
            PH ~ southeast of Fiji ~ 

Private
First Class
855th Engineer Battalion
( Aviation )
Air Force
Kentucky
Missing In Action

November 11, 1943
Honolulu
Memorial
Honolulu, HI
" Yes "
Cenotaph

  Suther,  Foil E.
            PH ~ southeast of Fiji ~ 

Technician
Fourth Grade
253rd Ordinance
Maintenance Company
Air Force
North Carolina
Missing In Action

November 11, 1943
Honolulu
Memorial
Honolulu, HI
" Yes "
Cenotaph

  Sutton,  Rowland R.
            PH ~ southeast of Fiji ~ 

Technician
Fifth Grade
855th Engineer Battalion
( Aviation )
Air Force
Florida
Missing In Action

November 11, 1943
Honolulu
Memorial
Honolulu, HI
" Yes "
Cenotaph
Last Names starting with " S "  ~  There were Possibly Others ?  ~  Still Being Researched !


   Last Name, First Name, M.I.
            Awards ~ Place Of Passing ~Photos
Military
Rank
Branch
of Service
State / Country
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
For Online
Memorial
Click on
" Yes "

  Thompson,  Tolbert
            PH ~ southeast of Fiji ~ 

Private
First Class
855th Engineer Battalion
( Aviation )
Air Force
Florida
Missing In Action

November 11, 1943
Honolulu
Memorial
Honolulu, HI
" Yes "
Cenotaph
Last Names starting with " T "  ~  There were Possibly Others ?  ~  Still Being Researched !

   Last Name, First Name, M.I.
            Awards ~ Place Of Passing ~Photos
Military
Rank
Branch
of Service
State / Country
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
For Online
Memorial
Click on
" Yes "

Last Names starting with " U " ~ Still being researched !

   Last Name, First Name, M.I.
            Awards ~ Place Of Passing ~Photos
Military
Rank
Branch
of Service
State / Country
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
For Online
Memorial
Click on
" Yes "

  Van Cleve,  George E.
            PH ~ southeast of Fiji ~ 

Technician
Fourth Grade
855th Engineer Battalion
( Aviation )
Air Force
Pennsylvania
Missing In Action

November 11, 1943
Honolulu
Memorial
Honolulu, HI
" Yes "
Cenotaph

  Vaughn,  Charles W.
            PH ~ southeast of Fiji ~ 

Sergeant
855th Engineer Battalion
( Aviation )
Air Force
New York
Missing In Action

November 11, 1943
Honolulu
Memorial
Honolulu, HI
" Yes "
Cenotaph
Last Names starting with " V "  ~  There were Possibly Others ?  ~  Still Being Researched !

   Last Name, First Name, M.I.
            Awards ~ Place Of Passing ~Photos
Military
Rank
Branch
of Service
State / Country
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
For Online
Memorial
Click on
" Yes "

  Walker,  Ale
            PH ~ southeast of Fiji ~ 

Private
855th Engineer Battalion
( Aviation )
Air Force
Louisiana
Missing In Action

November 11, 1943
Honolulu
Memorial
Honolulu, HI
" Yes "
Cenotaph

  Walker,  Louis
            PH ~ southeast of Fiji ~ 

Staff
Sergeant
855th Engineer Battalion
( Aviation )
Air Force
Tennessee
Missing In Action

November 11, 1943
Honolulu
Memorial
Honolulu, HI
" Yes "
Cenotaph

  Ward,  Wilfred F.
            PH ~ southeast of Fiji ~ 

Private
First Class
855th Engineer Battalion
( Aviation )
Air Force
Virginia
Missing In Action

November 11, 1943
Honolulu
Memorial
Honolulu, HI
" Yes "
Cenotaph

  Watkins,  Orthella E.
            PH ~ southeast of Fiji ~ 

Corporal
855th Engineer Battalion
( Aviation )
Air Force
Missouri
Missing In Action

November 11, 1943
Honolulu
Memorial
Honolulu, HI
" Yes "
Cenotaph

  Watson,  Leroy
            PH ~ southeast of Fiji ~ 

Staff
Sergeant
855th Engineer Battalion
( Aviation )
Air Force
Illinois
Missing In Action

November 11, 1943
Honolulu
Memorial
Honolulu, HI
" Yes "
Cenotaph

  White,  Vernon A., Jr.
            PH ~ southeast of Fiji ~ 

Private
855th Engineer Battalion
( Aviation )
Air Force
Maryland
Missing In Action

November 11, 1943
Honolulu
Memorial
Honolulu, HI
" Yes "
Cenotaph

  Wilkans,  Max F.
            PH ~ southeast of Fiji ~ 

Corporal
1st Fighter Control
Squadron
Air Force
Illinois
Missing In Action

November 11, 1943
Honolulu
Memorial
Honolulu, HI
" Yes "
Cenotaph

  Williams,  Dennis E.
            PH ~ southeast of Fiji ~ 

Private
First Class
855th Engineer Battalion
( Aviation )
Air Force
New York
Missing In Action

November 11, 1943
Honolulu
Memorial
Honolulu, HI
" Yes "
Cenotaph

  Williams,  Lovelace
            PH ~ southeast of Fiji ~ 

Staff
Sergeant
855th Engineer Battalion
( Aviation )
Air Force
North Carolina
Missing In Action

November 11, 1943
Honolulu
Memorial
Honolulu, HI
" Yes "
Cenotaph

  Williams,  Russell
            PH ~ southeast of Fiji ~ 

Techncian
Fifth Grade
855th Engineer Battalion
( Aviation )
Air Force
Pennsylvania
Missing In Action

November 11, 1943
Honolulu
Memorial
Honolulu, HI
" Yes "
Cenotaph

  Wilson,  Lorenza
            PH ~ southeast of Fiji ~ 

Private
First Class
855th Engineer Battalion
( Aviation )
Air Force
Illinois
Missing In Action

November 11, 1943
Honolulu
Memorial
Honolulu, HI
" Yes "
Cenotaph

  Wilson,  Woodrow
            PH ~ southeast of Fiji ~ 

Private
855th Engineer Battalion
( Aviation )
Air Force
Arkansas
Missing In Action

November 11, 1943
Honolulu
Memorial
Honolulu, HI
" Yes "
Cenotaph

  Winfield,  David M.
            PH ~ southeast of Fiji ~ 

Private
First Class
855th Engineer Battalion
( Aviation )
Air Force
Virginia
Missing In Action

November 11, 1943
Honolulu
Memorial
Honolulu, HI
" Yes "
Cenotaph

  Winfrey,  Lonzie B.
            PH ~ southeast of Fiji ~ 

Private
First Class
855th Engineer Battalion
( Aviation )
Air Force
Arkansas
Missing In Action

November 11, 1943
Honolulu
Memorial
Honolulu, HI
" Yes "
Cenotaph

  Wyatt,  Porter J.
            PH ~ southeast of Fiji ~ 

Private
First Class
855th Engineer Battalion
( Aviation )
Air Force
Illinois
Missing In Action

November 11, 1943
Honolulu
Memorial
Honolulu, HI
" Yes "
Cenotaph
Last Names starting with " W "  ~  There were Possibly Others ?  ~  Still Being Researched !

   Last Name, First Name, M.I.
            Awards ~ Place Of Passing ~Photos
Military
Rank
Branch
of Service
State / Country
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
For Online
Memorial
Click on
" Yes "

Last Names starting with " X " ~ Still being researched !

   Last Name, First Name, M.I.
            Awards ~ Place Of Passing ~Photos
Military
Rank
Branch
of Service
State / Country
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
For Online
Memorial
Click on
" Yes "

  Yancy,  Arnold C.
            PH ~ southeast of Fiji ~ 

Private
First Class
855th Engineer Battalion
( Aviation )
Air Force
Illinois
Missing In Action

November 11, 1943
Honolulu
Memorial
Honolulu, HI
" Yes "
Cenotaph

  Yoakum,  Milton
            PH ~ southeast of Fiji ~ 

Technician
Fourth Grade
855th Engineer Battalion
( Aviation )
Air Force
Kansas
Missing In Action

November 11, 1943
Honolulu
Memorial
Honolulu, HI
" Yes "
Cenotaph
Last Names starting with " Y "  ~  There were Possibly Others ?  ~  Still Being Researched !

   Last Name, First Name, M.I.
            Awards ~ Place Of Passing ~Photos
Military
Rank
Branch
of Service
State / Country
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
For Online
Memorial
Click on
" Yes "

Last Names starting with " Z " ~ Still being researched !

Email any questions or comments to:

Russ Pickett

( russpickde@comcast.net )