I am researching my relative Walter F Milburn. He was an Ens. in the US Navy reserve and was lost in the Pacific in April, 1944. His service number was 263989 based on the records I've been able to locate so far, and there is a monument in his name in a cemetery in Manila. He received a Purple Heart posthumously.
What we really are interested in finding out: What ship did he serve on? What company/division was he with? How would I find out any more about the circumstances of his loss that merited a Purple Heart?