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Avery, James Oliver

Rank and Name, Sergeant James Oliver Avery.

Unit/Placed in, 370th Bomber Squadron, 307th Bomber Group (Heavy)“Long Rangers”.

 

James is born approx. on 8 Feb. 1919 in Bossier City, Louisiana.

Father, Stanlein R. Avery.

Mother, Ruby K. (Pearce) Avery.

Sister(s), Glenn Avery.

Brother(s), Marion P. Willie F. and Jessie L. Avery.

 

James enlisted the service in Louisiana with service number # 7008922.

 

James crew-members and their position on-board the plane a B-24 were;

 

2ndLt. Nathaniel G. Guiberson Jr.  Pilot

2ndLt. Richard M. Foss                 Co Pilot

2ndLt. Leonard F. Graff               Bombardier

2ndLt. George E. Scamman           Navigator

S/Sgt. Seymour L. Adelman         Engineer

S/Sgt. John E. Fanning                Radio Operator

S/Sgt. Robert N. Furtwangler       Right Waist Gunner

S/Sgt. Robert J. Ventura              Tail Gunner

Sgt.    James O. Avery                 Left Waist Gunner

Pfc.     Gordon P. Bullock              Ball Turret Gunner

 

James was KIA when the plane was attacked by a Japanese Nakajima J1N1 and crashed in the Sea  on June 30, 1943/died on,  he is honored with an Air medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, Purple Heart, Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, Army Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.

 

James is buried/mentioned at Manila American Cemetery and Memorial Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines.

Walls of the missing.

 

Thanks to, http://www.307bg.net/

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

Website,

Philippine Info, http://www.philippine-scouts.org/

Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com

370th Bomber Squadron
307th Bomber Group
B-24
Carney Airfield Guadalcanal
Japanese Nakajima J1N1 from the 251 kokutai
His rank Sergeant
Entrance HQ