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
Medals Info, https://www.honorstates.org
Philippine Info, http://www.philippine-scouts.org/
Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com