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Avery, Alfred Francis

Rank and Name, Machinist’s Mate First Class Alfred Francis Avery.

Unit/Placed in, USS Renshaw (DD-499) Destroyer, United States Navy.


Alfred is born approx. on 25 July 1924 in Norwalk, Connecticut.

Father, Leroy S. Avery.

Mother, Ella M. (Birdsall) Avery.

Sister(s), Ruth E. Avery.

Brother(s), Arthur D. Frederick H. and Clifford Avery.


Alfred enlisted the service in Connecticut with service number # 2073902.


Alfred died during Amphibious Training Week at Marianas Islands when he fell overboard on 30 Oct. 1944, he is honored with a Combat Action Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, Expeditionary Medal, American Campaign Medal, Navy & Marine Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.


Alfred is buried/mentioned at Honolulu Memorial, Honolulu County, Hawaii U.S.A.

Courts of the missing.

He also has a Memorial Grave at Riverside Cemetery, Norwalk, Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA


Thanks to,

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 Renshaw (DD-499) Destroyer
Casualty list
Cause of death
His rank Machinist's Mate First Class