2Lt Walter Bert “Dub” Vincent, Jr

2Lt Walter Bert “Dub” Vincent, Jr

Birth
Bartlesville, Washington County, Oklahoma, USA
Death 22 Apr 1944 (aged 21)
Vanuatu
Burial Tulsa, Tulsa County, Oklahoma, USA
Plot Section 12, Lot 133, Space 3
Memorial ID 56134382 · View Source
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Walter Vincent was the son of Walter Bert Vincent and Lena Grubb.

2LT Vincent attended Will Rogers High School and the University of Tulsa in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He entered the service in December of 1943 and was sent overseas in February 1944. 2LT Vincent was serving as a flight navigator with Marine Bomber Squadron 423, known as the Seahorse Marines on Espiritu Santo in the South Pacific when his plane crashed into the side of a mountain during a thunderstorm on the night of April 22, 1944. His remains, along with six other crew members, were discovered in 2007 by an expedition that included members of his family in a thick jungle at an elevation of 3,152 feet. He was buried with full military honors on May 5, 2012 at Memorial Park Cemetery in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The casket was moved 3,152 feet from the funeral home to the burial site by the United States Marine Corps Honors Team.


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  • Maintained by: Red
  • Originally Created by: CWGC/ABMC
  • Added: 6 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 56134382
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for 2Lt Walter Bert “Dub” Vincent, Jr (11 Dec 1922–22 Apr 1944), Find A Grave Memorial no. 56134382, citing Memorial Park Cemetery, Tulsa, Tulsa County, Oklahoma, USA ; Maintained by Red (contributor 47105291) .