Rank and Name, Seaman First Class Harry LeRoy Averill.
Unit/Placed in, USS Louisville (CA-28) Cruiser, United States Naval Reserve.
Harry is born approx. on 1924 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
Grandfather, A.L. Dare.
Grandmother, Grace M. Dare.
Harry enlisted the service in Iowa with service number # 8592238.
Harry was KIA when the USS Louisville was hit by a Mitshubishi KI-51 Kamikaze plane near Lingayen Gulf, Philippines on Jan. 6, 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.
Harry is buried/mentioned at Manila American Cemetery and Memorial Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines.
Walls of the missing.
Thanks to, http://www.uscarriers.net/ssn724history.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
Medals Info, https://www.honorstates.org
Philippine Info, http://www.philippine-scouts.org/
Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com