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Avery, Melvin Sherwood

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

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

436th Bomber Squadron
7th Bomber Group
Consolidated B-24 Libarator
His unit Headquarters Squadron 23
Bomber Group Squadrons
Melvin Sherwood Avery
His rank Second Lieutenant