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Avery, John Elton

Rank and Name, Ensign John Elton Avery.

Unit/Placed in, Bombing Squadron 15 (VB-15), United States Navy.


John is born approx. on 1 Oct. 1922 in Kingston, Pennsylvania.

Father, Edward T. Avery.

Mother, Gladys Avery.

Sister(s), Alexia J. Avery.


John enlisted the service in Pennsylvania with service number # 0-315131.


John on the mission to bomb Japanese targets during the battle of the Visayas, and he was shot by Anti-Aircraft on 11 Nov. 1944, 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.


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

Walls of the missing.


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

Bombing Squadron 15 (VB-15)
Douglas SBD-2 Helldiver
USS Essex (CV-9) Carrier (Base)
John Elton Avery
His rank Ensign