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Avery, David William

Rank and Name, Aviation Ordnance Man First Class David William Avery.

Unit/Placed in, USS Sangamon (CVE-26) Carrier (former Oiler), United States Naval Reserve.


David is born approx. on 8 March 1918 in Forestburgh, New York.

Father, Floyd Avery.

Mother, Lenora (Riffe) Averey.

Sister(s), Louis, Amelia, Ida M. and Flora M. Avery.

Brother(s), Floyd J. and Cornelius J. Avery.


David enlisted the service in New York with service number # 6467834.


David was KIA when the USS Sangamon was after a reload at Kerama Retto attacked by Kamikaze’s on 4 May 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.


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

Courts of the missing.


Thanks to, http://www.navsource.org/archives/03/026.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

Buried on Sea
USS Sangamon CVE-26) Carrier
5 May 1945, Attack
Flight Deck Damage, Attack
Hangar damage, Kamikaze attack
Sea Burial deaths from kamikaze attack
His rank Aviation Ordnanceman First Class
Crash landing FTF