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Ault, William Bowen

Rank and Name, Commander William Bowen Ault.

Unit/Placed in, , USS Lexington (CV-2) Carrier, United States Navy.


William is born approx. on 6 Oct. 1898 in Enterprise, Oregon.

Father, Charles A. Ault.

Mother, Tabitha (Acheson) Ault.

Sister(s), Lila and India A. Ault.

Brother(s), Byrd Ault.

Spouse, Margaret E. (Upshur) Ault.


William enlisted the service in Oregon with service number # 0-057445.


William was KIA when the USS Lexington was bombed and sunk during the Battle of Coral Sea on May 8, 1942, he is honored with the Navy Cross, 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.


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

Walls of the missing.

He also is Mentioned at Battle of the Coral Sea Memorial Park, Cardwell, Cassowary Coast Region, Queensland, Australia.


Thanks to, http://www.navsource.org/archives/02/02.htm

Jean Louis Vijgen, WW2-Pacific Website.

Air Force Info, Rolland Swank.

ABMC Website, https://abmc.gov

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

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

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

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

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 Lexington (CV-2) Carrier
USS Lexington hit
Large Explosion USS Lexington
USS Lexington on fire and Sinking
William Bowen Ault
His rank Commander
USS Ault (DD-698) Destroyer called in his name