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Avery, Matthew

Rank and Name, Seaman Second Class Matthew Avery.

Unit/Placed in, USARS (United States Army Repair Ship) J.W. Connors, United States Coast Guard.


Matthew is born approx. on 7 Dec. 1923 in Alabama.

Parents and Siblings, No Record Available.


Matthew enlisted the service in Alabama with service number # 7004066.


Matthew died in an Accident (Fell overboard and drowned) on 23 Nov. 1944, he is honored with a Purple Heart, Combat Action Ribbon, Coast Guard Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, Coast Guard Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.


Matthew 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 Shadowlawn Memorial Park, Birmingham, Jefferson County, Alabama, USA.


Thanks to, https://www.ibiblio.org/hyperwar/USCG/V2-Transports/index.html

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


The Coast Guard manned Army repair ship W. J. Connors was commissioned at Portland, Oregon, on September 4, 1944, with Lt. Comdr. Adriaan Dezeeuw, USCG, as first commanding officer. The vessel had been taken over in May 1943 by the Army and had spent some time under Army command in the Aleutians. She sailed from Portland September 21, 1944, and proceeded to the Philippines then to Japan, stopping at Nagoya, Kobe and reaching Yokohama in September 1945, She returned to Seattle June 27, 1946, and was redelivered to the Maritime Commission June 16, 1947.

USARS (United States Army Repair Ship) J.W. Connors, United States Coast Guard.
His rank Seaman Second Class