Rank and Name, Aviation Machinist’s Mate First Class Elmer Oliver Aycock.
Unit/Placed in, Composite Squadron 65 (VC-65), United States Navy.
Elmer is born approx. on 8 Dec. 1919 in Texas.
Father, John C. Aycock.
Mother, Katherine (McFarland) Aycock.
Sister(s), Shelton C. Laura E. Margaret M. Katherine L. Henrietta L. and Infant Aycock.
Brother(s), Joseph R. john C. William J. and Alton C. Aycock.
Elmer enlisted the service in Texas with service number # 3601002.
Elmer ‘s Crew-members and their position on-board the plane a Grumman TBF Torpedo/Bomber plane were,
Lt Jg. Robert W. Wrinch Pilot
Amm1. Elmer O. Aycock Gunner
S1. Mason H. Moore Radio Operator
Elmer was MIA when they were Missing during the Battle of Samar on Oct. 25, 1944, 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.
Elmer 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 Forest Lawn Memorial Park and Funeral Home, Beaumont, Jefferson County, Texas, USA.
Thanks to, http://www.navsource.org/archives/03/063.htm
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