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Avery Jr. ,Benjamin Brown

Rank and Name, Seaman First Class Benjamin Brown Avery Jr.

Unit/Placed in, USS LST-342, United States Naval Reserve.


Benjamin is born approx. on 19 July 1921.

Father, Benjamin B. Avery.

Spouse, Louise E. Avery.


Benjamin enlisted the service in Kansas with service number # 6285906.


Benjamin was KIA when the LST-342 was struck by a Japanese torpedo from the Japanese submarine Ro-106 off the Solomon Islands on Feb. 13, 1943, 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.


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

Walls of the missing.

He also has a Memorial Grave at Mount Zion Cemetery, Winfield, Cowley County, Kansas, USA.


Thanks to, https://www.wrecksite.eu/wreck.aspx?14084


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

LST-342 (in Sicily)
Japanese Submarine RO-106
LST-342 Wreck
USS LST-342 model
Location Wreck
His rank Seaman First Class
Sideview USS-342