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Aquavella Jr. , Robert Jack

Rank and Name, Seaman First Class Robert Jack Aquavella Jr.

Unit/Placed in, USS Brownson (DD-518) Destroyer, United States Naval Reserve.


Robert is born approx. on 1924 in New York.

Father, Robert Aquavella.

Born in Italy.

Mother, Maggie Aquvella.

Sister(s), Anna Aquavella.


Robert enlisted the service in New York with service number # 7092399.


Robert was KIA when a Japanese Plane Dropped 2 Bombs, after a big explosion the Ship sank on Dec. 26, 1943, 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.


Robert is buried/mentioned at Manila American Cemetery and Memorial Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines.

Walls of the missing.


Thanks to, https://www.pacificwrecks.com/ships/usn/DD-518.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

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

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


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

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

USS Brownson (DD-518) Destroyer
Ship explosion after hit
USS Browson sinking
Japanese Aichi D3A2
His rank Seaman First Class