Rank and Name, Second Lieutenant Melvin Sherwood Avery.
Unit/Placed in, 436th Bomber Squadron, 7th Bomber Group, Heavy.
Melvin is born approx. on 19 May 1918 in Oklahoma.
Parents and Siblings, No Record Available.
Melvin enlisted the service in Oklahoma with service number # 0-670487.
Melvin‘s Crew-members and their position on-board the plane a B-24 were,
Capt. Vick Winter Pilot
2nd Lt. Melvin S. Avery Co Pilot
1st Lt. Hugh B. Bennett Navigator
2nd Lt. Raymond D. McSween Bombardier
T/Sgt. Peter Soman Engineer
T/Sgt. John D. Simon Radio Operator
S/Sgt. Ray Kenney Gunner
S/Sgt. Robert P. Thomas Gunner
S/Sgt. Howard D. Norman Gunner
Melvin was KIA (unknown) there was a radio com for help, but no reply on 2 July 1943, he is honored with an Air Medal, Purple Heart, Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, Army Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.
Melvin 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 Hilltop Cemetery, Calvin, Hughes County, Oklahoma, USA.
Thanks to, http://www.historyofwar.org/air/units/USAAF/7th_Bombardment_Group.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
Medals Info, https://www.honorstates.org
Philippine Info, http://www.philippine-scouts.org/
Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com