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Averitt, Lawrence Crowford

Rank and Name, Sergeant Lawrence Crowford Averitte.

Unit/Placed in, 424th Bomber Squadron, 307th Bomber Group, Heavy.


Lawrence is born approx. on 9 June, 1920 in Cumberland, North Carolina.

Father, Henry S. Averitt.


Lawrence enlisted the service in North Carolina with service number # 14068152.


Lawrence‘s Crew-members and their position on-board the plane a B-24 were,

Captain        Harold G McNeese             Pilot

2nd Lt.          Harry Vanderslice Jr.         Co Pilot

2nd Lt.          Wesley L. Carrol                Navigator

2nd Lt.          Donald L. DeClergue          Bombardier

SSgt.            Roy R. Lund                     Engineer

SSgt.            William H. Adams              Asst. Engineer

SSgt.            Robert O. Smith                Radio Operator

Sgt.              Lawrence C. Averitt           Asst. Radio Operator

Sgt.              Elton M. Hartt                  Gunner

Lawrence was KIA on a Bombing Mission with escort, attacked by various fighters they were shot by Anti-Aircraft on 13 Feb. 1943,  he is honored with an Air Medal, Purple Heart, Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, Army Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.


Lawrence 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 Union Cemetery, Dickson, Dickson County, Tennessee, USA.


Thanks to, https://pacificwrecks.com/aircraft/b-24/41-23957.html

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

424st Bomber Squadron
307th Bomber Group
Henderson Field, Guadalcanal
His rank Sergeant
Lone Ranger, name Bomber Group
Entrance HQ