Rank and Name, Aviation Ordnanceman Third Class William Roscoe Autrey.
Unit/Placed in, Patrol Bombing Squadron 18 (VPB-18), United States Naval Reserve.
William is born approx. on 1926 in Oklahoma.
Father, Roscoe P. Autrey.
Mother, Cora L. Autrey.
Sister(s), Mary Autrey.
Brother(s), J.T. and Roscoe P. Autrey Jr.
William enlisted the service in Oklahoma with service number # 6716035.
William‘s Crew-members on-board the plane a Martin PBM-5 Mariner were,
LtJg. Edward Podlogar Pilot
Amm2. Eugene R. Foster
Arm1. Thomas A. Parsons
Aom3. Duane Roland
Aom3. William R. Autrey
William was KIA on the mission (night flight), the plane lost an engine and flew on a low altitude so crashed in sea on June 28, 1945, he is honored with an Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal with 3 Gold Stars, 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.
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