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VB-19 - BOMBING SQUADRON NINETEEN
Comission Place: NAS Los Alamitos, CA

Bombing Squadron 19(VB-19)


Highlights of Bombing Squadron Nineteen (1943 - 1944)
Chronological Highlights
15 August 1943 - Squadron Commissioned - NAS Los Alamitos, CA
24 February 1944 - Departed NAS Alameda, CA in USS Lexington (CV-16) for Maui, T.H.
9 July 1944 - Embarked in USS Lexington for Combat
18 July 1944 - First Combat Missions - Guam
23 November 1944 - Relieved on Station by Air Group 20
14 December 1944 - Arrived NAS North Island, CA

Combat Record
18 July 1944 - 8 December 1944
1,364 Sorties Flown

Naval Ships Sunk
2 Aircraft Carriers
1 Heavy Cruiser
1 Destroyer Escort
2 Troop Ships
1 Submarine Tender
Total Tonnage Sunk 67,500

Naval Ships Damaged
1 Aircraft Carrier
3 Battleships
1 Cruiser
3 Destroyers
2 Minelayers
Total Tonnage Damaged 112,000

Merchant Ships Sunk
8 Tankers
21 Cargo and Misc.

Merchant Ships Damaged
4 Tankers
53 Cargo and Misc.
Total Tonnage Sunk 95,200
Total Tonnage Damaged 133,500

Airfields Struck - 28
Ship and Harbor Facilities - 10
Industrial and Military Targets - 301

Aircraft Destroyed
In the Air - 10
Probable in the Air - 1
On the Ground - 105
Damaged on Ground - 17

Campaigns Combat Targets
Marianas Guam - Saipan
Bonins / Kazans Chichi Jima, Iwo Jima, Haha Jima
Palau Peleliu
Philippine Islands Mindanao, Cebu, Leyte, Mactan
Ryukus Coron, Surigao, Luzon, NegrosFormosa / Pescadores Okinawa
Sibuyan Sea
Second Battle of the Philippine Sea

Awards
Individual Awards Presented
34 Navy Crosses
3 Silver Stars
60 Distinguished Flying Crosses
46 Air Medals
29 Purple Hearts

The Presidential Unit Citation as an Attached Squadron Aboard USS Lexington (CV-16)

Lost Shipmates
Shipmates Lost 15 August 1943 - 23 November 1944

Albini, Edward R.
Banker, Donald F.
Blazevich, Michael M.
Burns, James T.
Cavanaugh, John A. Jr.
Doyle, Robert W.
Evatt, John W.
Fisher, Charles F.
Gevelinger, Paul A.
Gilchrist, John W.
Hansen, Richard E.
Hart, Leon F.
Jackson, Francis O.
Majors, Roy F.
McGowan, Richard S.
Nitchman, Louis O.
Parker, Robert B.
Scheck, Theodore E.
Smith, Robert G.
Snow, John R.

Text on the plaque presented to the National Museum of Naval Aviation, Pensacola, Florida, by Ben Buttenweiser. The plaque now resides on board the USS Lexington in Corpus Christi, Texas.

"To Live on in the Hearts and Minds of Those We Leave Behind Is Not To Die"

VB-19 Bombing Squadron
8/15/43 - 11/23/44

Adlman, Albert
Albini, Edward Richard
Aleridge, Emery Paul, Jr.
Allen, Edward Benard
Banker, Donald Francis
Beisner, Edward Wilbert
Berg, George E.
Birmingham, Thomas William
Black, Lewis Edward
Blazevich, Michael Mark
Bowen, George Haldane
Bratten, Thomas Obadiah
Brotten, Billy Jean
Brown, Eugene Everett
Brown, Lynn Hewitt
Burns, James Francis
Burns, James Joseph
Buttenwieser, Benjamin Joseph
Butts, John L., Jr.
Cavanaugh, John Aloysius, Jr.
Chapman, Melvin L.
Cocanour, James Walter
Cornelius, William H.
Crapser, Stuart E.
Craven, William Howard, Jr.
Crocker, John H., Jr.
Davis, Robert M.
Delliquadri, C.A.
Doyle, Robert William
Droske, Arno Franz
Dulong, Paul Roger
Duncan, Robert E. Lee, Jr.
Elias, Ernest Joseph
Ell, William August
Emerson, William Siggins
Emig, Alvin Frederick
Engen, Donald Davenport
Evatt, John Wesley
Evertsen, Vernon Vorkink
Ferguson, Ferdie Lawrence, Jr.
Fisher, Charles Forrest
Gainer, Frank, Jr.
Gaiser, Norman E.
Gates, Billy V.
Gevelinger, Paul Andrew
Gilbride, Austin Leo
Gilchrist, John Wardell
Glaser, Jack Lee
Glasgow, Edward Arthur
Glumac, George
Good, William Thomas
Gray, Ira Gaston
Griffin, Robert Sheldon
Griffin, Wallace Stanley
Gunter, John B.
Hall, Nathaniel Sherman
Hansen, Richard Edward
Harless, Vivian Eugene
Hart, Frank
Harvanka, John
Harvey, Milton Joseph
Hellman, Louis A.
Helm, Donald Frederick
Hendrick, John Allston
Hess, Norman Lawrence
Jackson, Francis Orin
Jancar, Arnost
Johns, Boston Edward
Johnson, Robert Ligon
Kamp, Lloyd Wade
Kantjas, John
Kaste, Victor Harrison
Kinard, Leon Fred
Koch, Wesley
Leaf, Eno Hjalmer
Lewis, George T., Jr.
Locher, James Richard
Madrid, Albert Estrada
Majors, Roy Francis
McBride, William E.
McGowan, Peter Scott
McGowan, Richard Spencer
McNaughton, Joseph
Meany, William Thomas
Meeker, Jack
Michaelson, Chauncey Deorr
Nance, Joe Douglas
Nelson, George Kerwood
Newman, Everett Earl
Nickens, Minor Howard
Niemeyer, Robert Dean
Niichman, Louis Oscar
Ortiz, Louis
Parker, Robert Brownwell
Peck, George W.
Plant, Harry Jack
Reading, Robert Cyril
Reid, John Norman
Reid Neal Samuel
Reischman, Paul Lewis
Ripple, Roland Hollister, Jr.
Rooney, Arthur Michael
Ross, Reynold Doran
Roundy, Paul Frost
Ryder, Arthur Chan
Sadler, Daniel, Jr.
Scheck, T.
Schoener, Raymond James
Schram, Norman Wilsey
Scott, Jack
Seabolt, Jack Dempsey
Setterberg, James Earl
Simmerman, Jack Ferdinand
Simmons, Luther Kale
Sisson, Robert Leroy
Smith, Harry Davis
Smith, Robert Gilmour
Smolinski, Richard Charles
Snow, John Russell, Jr.
Sobel, Louis
Stamm, Frank James
Stankevich, Victor Alfred
Stanley, Robert Sinclair
Stella, Emil B.
Stevenson, Theodore Blair
Stradley, Price Roe
Swanson, Leonard R.
Thorngren, Albert Duane
Thurmon, Norman E.
Unsworth, Frank C.
Wagner, William H., Jr.
Walters, Herbert Norman
Warnke, Gerald Albert
West, Richard C.
Wicklander, Raymond George
Williams, Joe Wylie
Wilton, Jerry B.
Wodell, Webster Page
Woolhouse, Dwight Leon
Wright, William A.



Based on code developed by Richards Consulting Group