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Acree, John White

Name and Rank, Lieutenant Junior Grade John White Acree.

Unit/Placed in, USS Enterprise Aircraft Carrier (CV-6), United States Naval Reserve.


John was born approx. on April 23, 1918 in  Lynchburg, Virginia.

Father, Leighton C. Acree.

Mother, Virginia W. Acree.

Sister, Alice R. Acre.

Brothers, Leighton D. and Warren C. Acree.

Wife, Elizabeth (Brand) Acree.


John entered  the service from Virginia with service number # 0-096693.


John W. Acree was a Lieutenant Junior Grade in the United States Navy.


John was KIA when the USS Enterprise got hit by a Bomb, during the Battle of Santa Cruz Islands, on Oct. 26, 1942, and he is honored with the 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..


John is buried at Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines.

He has a Memorial Grave at Presbyterian Cemetery, Lynchburg, Lynchburg City, Virginia, USA.


Thanks to https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Acree_(DE-167) http://www.cv6.org/ship/damage/santacruz_1.htm

Jean Louis Vijgen, WW2-Pacific Website.

Air Force Info, Rolland Swank.

ABMC Website, https://abmc.gov

Marines Info, https://missingmarines.com/    Geoffrey Roecker

Seabees History Bob Smith  https://seabeehf.org/

Navy Info, http://navylog.navymemorial.org

POW Info, http://www.mansell.com    Dwight Rider and Wes injerd.

Philippine Info, http://www.philippine-scouts.org/ Robert Capistrano

National Historian

Navy Seal Memorial,  http://www.navysealmemorials.com

Family Info, https://www.familysearch.org

Info, https://www.pacificwrecks.com/

Medals Info, https://www.honorstates.org


Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com

Buried on Sea
USS Enterprise (CV-6) Carrier
Hits from Bombing
John White Acree
His rank Lieutenant Junior Grade
Japanese Aichi D3A Bomber
Bomb Damage