Rank and Name, Fireman Second Class David Autry.
Unit/Placed in, USS England (DE-635) Destroyer, United States Naval Reserve.
David is born approx. on 28 Jan. 1918 in Sampson County, North Carolina.
Father, William Autry Sr.
Mother, Eva J. (Vann) Autry.
Sister(s), Katie F. Mary H. Pricilla, Lucy L. Naomi and Ruth Autry.
Brother(s), George E. Charles and William Jr. Autry.
Spouse, Deloris C. Autry.
David enlisted the service in North Carolina with service number # 9691967.
David was KIA when the USS England was attacked by Dive-bomber’s who cost devastating fires on 9 May 1945, 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.
David is buried/mentioned at Honolulu Memorial, Honolulu County, Hawaii U.S.A.
Courts of the missing.
Thanks to, http://www.navsource.org/archives/06/635.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
Medals Info, https://www.honorstates.org
Philippine Info, http://www.philippine-scouts.org/
Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com