Rank and Name, Gunner’s Mate Third Class Willie Autery Jr.
Unit/Placed in, USS Juneau (CL-52) Cruiser, United States Navy.
Willie is born approx. on 26 Sep. 1921 in Pinehill, Alabama.
Father, John Willie Autery Sr.
Mother, May Belle (Davis) Autery.
Sister(s), Mary Delia. Flettie Bea and Bessie Mae Autery.
Brother(s), Jesse Warren, Chester Roy and James T. Autery.
Willie enlisted the service in Alabama with service number # 2726356.
Willie was KIA when the USS Juneau was hit and sunk by the Japanese Submarine I-26 during the Naval Battle of Guadalcanal on Nov. 13, 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.
Willie 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 Oak Grove Baptist Church Cemetery,
Pine Hill, Wilcox County, Alabama, 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