I'll try to give you some ideas, Mrs. Patrick, and maybe some of the other posters will, also. The ABMC info will occasionally have discrepancies. However, where he is listed there in the "Tablets of the Missing", I'm inclined to think his last resting place may not be known. You can go after his service record, through the Nat'l Archives. Info on how to do that can be found at this website: http://www.archives.gov/facilities/mo/st_louis/military_personnel_records.htmlhttp://www.archives.gov/facilities/mo/st_louis/military_personnel_records.html Also, you can seek his Invidivual Deceased Personnel File (IDPF). Info on how to get that (along with other suggestions) can be found in message #10907 in this forum. In case you don't know, that 39000285 in the ABMC info should be his serial number. Incidentally, if you want to see where I got that info, do a search for him at this web page: http://www.abmc.gov/searchww.htmhttp://www.abmc.gov/searchww.htm As for what was happening in the Phillipines on 6 May 42, there are many resources available on the Internet that could give you info. I would suggest starting with a search at google.com. Good luck with your search.