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Avera, William Hugh

Rank and Name, Corporal William Hugh Avera.

Unit/Placed in, Ser Sq 32 Mag32 1maw Fmf, United States Marine Corps.


Corp. Avera was wounded during the landing with fights with the Japanese on Okinawa, he was transferred to the Philippines to take care of his wounds, but the Plane he was on (probably) crashed.


William is born approx. on 28 July 1924 in Macon, Georgia.

Father, Charlie Avera.

Mother, Myrtice Avera.

Sister(s), Wynell, Joyce, and Faye Avera.

Brother(s), Harold and J.G. Avera.


William enlisted the service in Georgia with service number # 835152.


William’s fellow patients, Medics and Crew-members  on-board the plane a C-46  were,

2nd Lt.          Leo J. Kelly             Pilot

2nd Lt.          Paul A. Healy          Co Pilot

Sgt.              Theodore S. Oja       Engineer

SSgt.            Charles W. Klester    Radio Operator


2nd Lt.          Beatrice H. Memler  Medical Attendants

Tec3.            John H. Hudson       Medical Attendants


Pfc.              Thomas Adamsky     Patient

Tec4.            Fabian T. Cots         Patient

Pvt.              Phillip Ingalls          Patient

Pvt.              Joseph E. Sintic       Patient

Pfc.              Ray S. Jahnke         Patient

Pvt.              Harry B. Maeger      Patient

Pvt.              Gerald P. Arel         Patient

Tec4.            Charles L. Mills        Patient

Pfc.              Alfred J. Kvist         Patient

Sgt.              George E. Wells        Patient

Pfc.              Edward J. Najeki     Patient

Sgt.              Matthew J. Clarke   Patient

Sgt.              John E. Hanreson    Patient

Corp.            Ralph H. Howard     Patient

Tec5.            James H. Wynn       Patient

Tec5.            William F. Anger      Patient

Pvt.              Maximo Magboo       Patient

Pfc.              Hurtle Johnes          Patient

Pfc.              Lytle I. Turner         Patient

Corp.            William H. Avers      Patient

Pfc.              Harold W. Weltick    Patient

Sgt.              Audie H. Bishop       Patient

S 1class.    Rudolph L. Zakrsawski Patient

Pfc.              James R. Twitchell   Patient

Pfc.              Paul E. Gilley           Patient

Tec5.            Clyde C. Collins        Patient

Pvt.           Virgil H. Frederickson Patient

Pvt.              Clarence H. White    Patient

William died in a Plane Accident, while transported wounded from Okinawa on 12 March 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.


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

Walls of the missing.


Thanks to,

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

96th Troop Carrier Squadron
433rd Troop Carrier Wing
Curtis C-46 "Commando" in flight
His rank Corporal
His unit Marine Air Group 32