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.
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