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Averill, Fred Charles

Rank and Name, Radioman Third Class Fred Charles Averill Jr.

Unit/Placed in, USS Barbel (SS-316) Submarine, United States Naval Reserve.


Fred is born approx. on 5 Jan. 1924 in Grandville, Michigan.

Father, Fred C. Averill Sr.

Mother, Gladys E. Averill.

Sister(s), Ruth Ann Averill.


Fred enlisted the service in Michigan with service number # 6230384.


Fred was KIA when the USS Barbel was Attacked by a Japanese Airplane was hit and Sunk on Feb. 4, 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.


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

Walls of the missing.


Thanks to, http://www.oneternalpatrol.com/averill-f-c.htm

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

USS Barbel (SS-316) Submarine
Fred Charles Averill Jr
His rank Radioman Third Class
Location wreck