Brindos, Roger Hugh, 1stLt

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Last Rank
First Lieutenant
Last Primary MOS
7302-Pilot VMF
Last MOSGroup
Pilots/Naval Flight Officers
Primary Unit
1944-1944, 7598, Prisoner of War
Service Years
1942 - 1944

First Lieutenant

 
 

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Home State
Minnesota
Minnesota
Year of Birth
1921
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Duluth
Last Address
Duluth, Minn

Casualty Date
Mar 05, 1944
 
Cause
Hostile, Died while Captured
Reason
Intentional Homicide
Location
Papua New Guinea
Conflict
World War II
Location of Interment
Manila American Cemetery - Taguig City, Philippines
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Section D Row 4 Site 259

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 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1942, The Basic School (Quantico, VA)
 Unit Assignments
Naval Aviation Schools Command (NASC), Pensacola, FLVMFA-321Prisoner of War
  1942-1943, 7597, Naval Aviation Schools Command (NASC), Pensacola, FL
  1943-1944, 7302, VMFA-321
  1944-1944, 7598, Prisoner of War
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1941-1945 World War II
  1943-1943 Central Pacific Campaign (1941-43)/Gilbert Islands Operation (1943)
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
HE WAS SHOT DOWN AND CAPTURED BY THE JAPANESE ON 20 JAN 1944.

HE AND OTHER PRISONERS WERE MURDERED BY THE GUARDS ON 5 MAR 1944
   
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Pilot   1st Lt. Roger Hugh Brindos, O-020325 (POW, executed March 3/4, 1944) MN
Crashed  January 20, 1944

Aircraft History
Built by Vought. Assigned to USMC, VMF-321.

Pilot History
Born in Dulth, MN on August 24, 1921 and attended Duluth Denfeld High School class of 1939 and attended Duluth junior college and married Patricia Sullivan. Enlisted in the US Navy on February 25, 1942 and was one of seven trainees selected for USMC aviation.

Mission History
Took off from Torokina Airfield as part of a F4U escort for B-25s attacking Vunakanau Airfield near Rabaul. Japanese aircraft intercepted, this aircraft failed to return. A total of three F4Us were lost: this aircraft also F4U 02402 and F4U 55835.

Fates of the Crew
Captured by the Japanese on January 22, he was detained as a prisoner near Rabaul. He was seen by fellow prisoner Colonel Marion Unruh who was in an adjoining cell. Brindos was one of 31 Allied aviator POWs were executed at Tunnel Hill near Rabaul on March 3/4, 1944

Memorials
Officially declared dead on January 16, 1946. Buried at Plot D Row 4 Grave 259 at Manila American Cemetery.

   
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