Rank and Name, Captain Leon Boris Avnet.
Unit/Placed in, Marine Scout Bombing Squadron 233 (VSMB-233), United States Marine Corps.
Leon is born approx. on 21 Aug. 1919 in Richmond, Texas.
Mother, Jennie Avnet.
Born in Russia.
Leon enlisted the service in Texas with service number # 0-012744.
Leon‘s Crew-member on-board the plane a SBD-4,
Lt. Leon B. Avnet Pilot
Pfc. Robert L. Smith Bombardier/Gunner
Leon was KIA during the Anti Sub Patrol in the New Georgia Area on 8 Jan. 1943, he is honored with a Purple Heart, Combat Action Ribbon, Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal, Marine Corps Expeditionary Medal, American Campaign Medal, Navy & Marine Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.
Leon is buried/mentioned at Manila American Cemetery and Memorial Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines.
Walls of the missing.
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