Costello, Ernest, ARM2c

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Last Rank
Petty Officer Second Class
Last Primary NEC
ARM-0000-Aviation Radioman
Last Rating/NEC Group
Aviation Radioman
Primary Unit
1944-1944, ARM-0000, VT-20 (WW II)
Service Years
1942 - 1944
ARM-Aviation Radioman

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Home State
Year of Birth
Not Specified
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Tustin CA
Last Address
MIA, Air Crash, lost at sea.

Casualty Date
Oct 12, 1944
Hostile, Died while Missing
Air Loss, Crash - Sea
World War II
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

 Unofficial Badges 

Gold Star

 Military Association Memberships
World War II Fallen
  1944, World War II Fallen [Verified]

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 Ribbon Bar
Air Crew Wings
Combat Air Crew Wings with Star

 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1942, Recruit Training (San Diego, CA)
 Duty Stations
Advancement Schools and Courses(ARM) Aviation Radioman SchoolNAS North IslandUSS Enterprise (CV-6)
VT-20 (WW II)
  1943-1943, (RM) Radioman A School
  1943-1943, ARM-0000, (ARM) Aviation Radioman School
  1943-1944, ARM-0000, NAS North Island
  1944-1944, ARM-0000, USS Enterprise (CV-6)
  1944-1944, ARM-0000, VT-20 (WW II)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1941-1943 Central Pacific Campaign (1941-43)/Naval attack of Truk (Operation Hailstone)
  1944-1944 New Guinea Campaign (1943-44)/Operation Reckless
  1944-1944 Mariana and Palau Islands Campaign (1944)/Battle of Philippine Sea
  1944-1944 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Mariana and Palau Islands Campaign (1944)
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

E. R. (Rick) Costello

Aviation Radioman 2/C

Missing in action as of October 12, 1944, on a combat mission to Takao Harbor on the island of Formosa.

Ernest R. Costello (Rick) was air crewman with VT-20, attached to the carrier USS Enterprise, 3rd Fleet. For action in the Pacific theatre, he was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Costello, he attended Tustin elementary and high schools, having been graduated with the class of 1940. He entered the Navy Air Corps (USNR) November 28, 1942, and left April 12, 1944, for Pacific duty.

USS Enterprise, 5 battle stars between 12 April and 12 October 1944.
Hollandia Landings
Apr 21-24, 1944
Truk Atoll
Apr 29, 1944
Marianas Islands Landings
June 11-24, 1944
Philippine Sea
June 19-20, 1944
Repair at Pearl Harbor
July-August 1944
Bonin Islands
Aug 31, 1944
Palau Landings
Sep 10-17, 1944
Nansei Shoto
Oct 10, 1944
Formosa (missing in action)
Oct 12, 1944
Not Specified
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