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Service Status
Not Specified
Last Rank
Petty Officer Third Class
Service Years
1943 - 1944
NEC
AD-0000-Aviation Machinist's Mate
Home State
Illinois
AD-Aviation Machinist's Mate
Air Crew Wings


Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Other Cause
Location
Brunei
Conflict
World War II
Location of Interment
Manila American Cemetery - Taguig City, Philippines
Wall Coordinates
Tablets of the Missing (Cenotaph)
Dec 12, 1944
World War II
Description
Overview of World War II 

World War II killed more people, involved more nations, and cost more money than any other war in history. Altogether, 70 million people served in the armed forces during th
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Memories
Aviation Machinist's Mate Third Class Abbott, as first mechanic on a Navy Liberator on armed combat ... More
1941 - 1945
Service to 1944
VPB-104 (Screaming 104)/Crew 18
VPB-104 (Screaming 104)/Crew 18
Rank
Petty Officer Third Class
NEC
AD-0000-Aviation Machinist's Mate
Comments
Comments Pending
AD-Aviation Machinist's Mate
1943 - 1944
Navy Cross
Criteria
The Navy Cross may be awarded to any person who, while serving with the Navy or Marine Corps, distinguishes himself in action by extraordinary heroism not justifying an award of the Medal of Honor.... More
Comments
Awarded for actions during the World War II

The President of the United States of America takes pride in presenting the Navy Cross (Posthumously) to Aviation Machinist's Mate Third Class William Edwin ... 
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1944
Purple Heart
Criteria
The Purple Heart may be awarded to any member of the Armed Forces of the United States who, while serving under competent authority in any capacity with one of the Armed Forces, has been wounded, kill... More
Comments
KIA
1944
Asiatic/Pacific Campaign Medal
Criteria
The Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal was awarded for for qualifying service within the Asiatic-Pacific Theater of Operations between December 7, 1941, and March 2, 1946, under any of the following condi... More
Description
Description Pending
1944
Asiatic/Pacific Campaign Medal
Criteria
The Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal was awarded for for qualifying service within the Asiatic-Pacific Theater of Operations between December 7, 1941, and March 2, 1946, under any of the following condi... More
Description
Description Pending
1944
World War II Victory Medal
Criteria
The World War II Victory Medal commemorates military service during the Second World War.
Description
Description Pending
1944
New Guinea Campaign (1943-44)
Description
The last obstacle in liberating all of New Guinea island was the Vogelkop Peninsula in Dutch New Guinea. The Japanese resistance on the peninsula gathered at Manokwari, and MacArthur did not wish to c... More
Memories
Aviation Machinist's Mate Third Class Abbott, as first mechanic on a Navy Liberator on armed combat ... More
1943 - 1944
American Campaign Medal
Criteria
The American Campaign Medal was awarded for For thirty days service outside the Continental United States but within the American Theater of Operations between December 7, 1941, and March 2, 1946; or,... More
Description
Description Pending
1943
Service from 1943

 
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