Rank and Name, Fireman Third Class James Woodrow Aylor.
Unit/Placed in, USS Quincy (CA-39) Cruiser, United States Naval Reserve.
James is born approx. on 14 July 1919 in Boone, Kentucky.
Father, Bryan W. Aylor.
Mother, Carrie E. (Sheets) Aylor.
Sister(s), Lucy E. Aylor.
James enlisted the service in Kentucky with service number # 6121309.
James was KIA during the Battle of Savo when the USS Quincy was sunk by the Japanese Navy on Aug. 9, 1942, he is honored with a Purple Heart, Combat Action Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, Expeditionary Medal, American Campaign Medal, Navy & Marine Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.
James is buried/mentioned at Manila American Cemetery and Memorial Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines.
Walls of the missing.
He also has a Memorial Grave at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA.
Jean Louis Vijgen, WW2-Pacific Website.
Air Force Info, Rolland Swank.
ABMC Website, https://abmc.gov
Seabees History Bob Smith https://seabeehf.org/
Navy Info, http://navylog.navymemorial.org
POW Info, http://www.mansell.com Dwight Rider and Wes injerd.
Navy Seal Memorial, http://www.navysealmemorials.com
Family Info, https://www.familysearch.org
Marines Info, https://missingmarines.com/ Geoffrey Roecker
Medals Info, https://www.honorstates.org
Philippine Info, http://www.philippine-scouts.org/
Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com
WHILE SERVING AS A FIREMAN, HE WAS AMONG 370 CREWMEN LOST WHEN THE HEAVY CRUISER USS QUINCY, WHILE ON PATROL DURING THE BATTLE OF SAVO ISLAND, WAS ATTACKED BY A LARGE JAPANESE NAVAL FORCE IN THE EARLY HOURS OF AUGUST 9TH. SEARCHLIGHTS FROM THE JAPANESE COLUMN CAME ON AND QUINCY WAS CAUGHT IN A CROSSFIRE BETWEEN THREE ENEMY CRUISERS. THE SHIP SUSTAINED MANY DIRECT HITS AND THREE TORPEDO STRIKES THAT RESULTED IN EXTENSIVE FIRES AND FLOODING WHICH SUNK THE SHIP. HIS REMAINS WERE NEVER RECOVERED, AND HIS NAME IS INSCRIBED ON THE WALLS OF THE MISSING AT THE MANILA AMERICAN CEMETERY IN TAGUIG CITY, PHILIPPINE ISLANDS.