Rank and Name, Lieutenant Junior Grade Billy Robert Apgar.
Unit/Placed in, Fighting Squadron 46 (VF-46), Based on the USS Independence CVL-22.
Billy is born approx. on Sep. 16, 1923 in Hamilton County, Ohio.
Father, Louis R. Apgar.
Mother, Adelia G. (Rust) Apgar.
Sister(s), Velderine Apgar.
Brother(s), Raymond R. Clifford, Francis and Bobby Apgar.
Billy enlisted the service in Ohio with service number # 0-321006.
Billy died came separated from the group, in bad weather and failed to return to the ship on June 3, 1945, he is honored with an Air Medal with 2 Gold Stars, Distinguished Flying Cross, Combat Action Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, Expeditionary Medal, American Campaign Medal, Navy & Marine Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.
Billy is buried/mentioned at Honolulu Memorial, Honolulu County, Hawaii U.S.A.
Courts of the missing.
He also has a Memorial Grave at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA.
Thanks to, http://www.ussindependencecvl22.com/
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
Philippine Info, http://www.philippine-scouts.org/
Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com