Altman, Dayton S., Jr., 2nd Lt

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Last Rank
Second Lieutenant
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
AAF MOS 1092-Pilot, B-24
Last AFSC Group
Pilot (Officer)
Primary Unit
1942-1943, 320th Bombardment Squadron, Heavy
Service Years
1940 - 1943
USAAFOfficer Collar Insignia
Second Lieutenant

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Home State
South Carolina
South Carolina
Year of Birth
1919
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Mullins
Last Address
Iron Range, Australia

Casualty Date
Jan 09, 1943
 
Cause
Hostile, Died while Missing
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Sea
Location
Southern Ocean
Conflict
World War II
Location of Interment
Manila American Cemetery - Taguig City, Philippines
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Walls of the Missing

 Official Badges 

Meritorious Unit Commendation 1944-1961


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World War II Fallen
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World War II/Asian-Pacific Theater
From Month/Year
December / 1941
To Month/Year
September / 1945

Description
The plan of the Pacific subseries was determined by the geography, strategy, and the military organization of a theater largely oceanic. Two independent, coordinate commands, one in the Southwest Pacific under General of the Army Douglas MacArthur and the other in the Central, South, and North Pacific (Pacific Ocean Areas) under Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz, were created early in the war. Except in the South and Southwest Pacific, each conducted its own operations with its own ground, air, and naval forces in widely separated areas. These operations required at first only a relatively small number of troops whose efforts often yielded strategic gains which cannot be measured by the size of the forces involved. Indeed, the nature of the objectivesùsmall islands, coral atolls, and jungle-bound harbors and airstrips, made the employment of large ground forces impossible and highlighted the importance of air and naval operations. Thus, until 1945, the war in the Pacific progressed by a double series of amphibious operations each of which fitted into a strategic pattern developed in Washington.

21 Named Campaigns were recognized in the Asiatic Pacific Theater with Battle Streamers and Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medals.  
   
My Participation in This Battle or Operation
From Month/Year
January / 1942
To Month/Year
December / 1942
 
Last Updated:
Mar 16, 2020
   
Personal Memories
   
My Photos From This Battle or Operation
No Available Photos

  411 Also There at This Battle:
  • Bradford, Archie, Capt, (1940-1946)
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