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Rank and Name, Motor Machinist’s Mate (Aviation) Ira R. Abbey.
Unit/Placed in on, USS Salamaua (CVE-96), Carrier,United States Navy.
Ira is born in 1920 in, Butte, Montana.
Father, I. R. Abbey.
Mother, Pearl (Naponen) Abbey.
Ira enlisted the service in Montana with serial # 3685287.
Ira was KIA when a Kamikaze hit the flight deck and killed and damaged heavenly off Lingayen Gulf, on Jan. 13, 1945, Aviation Machinist’s Mate First Class Ira R. Abbey is honored with a Combat Action Ribbon, Purple Heart, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal and the WWII Victory Medal.
Ira is buried/mentioned at Manila American Cemetery and Memorial Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines.
Walls off the Missing.
Thanks to https://www.ibiblio.org/hyperwar/USN/ships/dafs/CVE/cve96-history.html Jean Louis Vijgen, ABMC, https://abmc.gov Info P.O.W.
Wes Injerd, Dwight Rider: http://www.mansell.com/pow-index.html