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Abbey, Ira R.

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

NavyLog, http://navylog.navymemorial.org Philippine Scouts Heritage Society, Sean Conjenos, http://www.philippine-scouts.org/

Familysearch.com, https://www.familysearch.org Navy Marines Info Geoffrey Roecker, https://missingmarines.com/ Medals Info, http://www.honorstates.org Website, https://hendrikswebdesign.nl/

Buried on Sea
USS Salamaua (CVE-96) Carrier
His rank Aviation Machinist's Mate First Class