Rank and Name, Second Lieutenant Shelton Eugene Avant.
Unit/Placed in, 3rd Pursuit Squadron, 24th Pursuit Group.
Shelton is born approx. on 22 Oct. 1912 in.
Father, Marcus E. Avant.
Mother, Mary T. (Cambell) Avant.
Sister(s), Edith L. Avant.
Brother(s), Infant, Frank E. Albert S. Milton T. and Marcus B. Avant.
Shelton enlisted the service in Texas with service number # 0-367768.
Shelton was KIA when he was shot down and crashed by Japanese Fighters on 8 December 1941, he is honored with a Purple Heart, Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, Army Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.
Shelton 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 Tennessee Colony Cemetery, Tennessee Colony, Anderson County, Texas, 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