Rank and Name, Aviation Machinist’s Mate Second Class Lawrence Wallace Alvord.
Unit/Placed in, Navy Patrol Bombing Squadron 101 (VPB-101), United States Navy.
Lawrence is born approx. on Nov. 18, 1918 in Stockton, California.
Father, Fred L. Alvord.
Mother, May F. Alvord.
Sister(s), Freda F. Alvord.
Brother(s), Homer J. Marion F. and Fred L. Alvord Jr.
Lawrence enlisted the service in California with service number # 3759752.
Lawrence ‘s Crew-members and their position on-board the plane a PB4Y-1 were,
Lt. Frank M.Fisler Pilot
Ltjg. Wallace T. Joner Co Pilot
Ens. William R. Gallagher Jr. Navigator
Ens. Robert P. Combs Bombardier
Amm2. Lawrence W. Alvord Engineer
Arm3. Lee Baldwin Radio Operator
Amm2. James J. Curry Radar
Amm1. Raymond L. Flower Jr. Gunner
Amm2. Paul J. Patterson Gunner
Arm1. Talmagde H. Power Gunner
Acmm. Benjamin Rogozinski Gunner
Aom2. Walter S. Slagter Gunner
Lawrence was KIA on the mission when the plane was hit by Anti-Aircraft and crashed on March 5, 1943, he is honored with a Distinguished Flying Cross, Purple Heart, Combat Action Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, Expeditionary Medal, American Campaign Medal, Distinguished Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.
Lawrence is buried/mentioned at Manila American Cemetery and Memorial Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines.
Walls of the missing.
Thanks to, http://www.vpnavy.com/vp101.html
Jean Louis Vijgen, WW2-Pacific Website.
Air Force Info, Rolland Swank.
ABMC Website, https://abmc.gov
Navy Info, http://navylog.navymemorial.org
POW Info, http://www.mansell.com Dwight Rider and Wes injerd.
Family Info, https://www.familysearch.org
Marines Info, https://missingmarines.com/ Geoffrey Roecker
Medals Info, https://www.honorstates.org
Philppine Info, http://www.philippine-scouts.org/
Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com