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Alvord, Lawrence Wallace

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

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

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

Navy Patrol Bombing Squadron 101 (VPB-101)
Henderson Field, Guadalcanal
Distinghuised Flying Cross
Casualty List
His rank Aviation Machinist's Mate Second Class