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