Rank and Name, Second Lieutenant Buena P. Avant.
Unit/Placed in, 39th Fighter Squadron, 35th Fighter Group.
Buena is born approx. on 23 Oct. 1923 in Alabama.
Father, Thomas F. Avant.
Mother, Annie D. (Caine) Avant.
Brother(s), James O. and Robert L. Avant.
Buena enlisted the service in Alabama with service number # 0-824351.
Buena was KIA to various reasons he ran out of gas, bad weather, and was told to bail out, but was never heard again on 6 Nov. 1944, he is honored with an Air Medal, Purple Heart, Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, Army Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.
Buena is buried/mentioned at Manila American Cemetery and Memorial Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines.
Walls of the missing.
He also has a Memorial Grave at New Live Oak Cemetery, Selma, Dallas County, Alabama, USA.
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