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Aycock, Elmer Oliver

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

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

Composite Torpedo Squadron 65 (VC-65)
GrummanTBF Avenger Torpedo Bomber
USS St. Lo (CVE-63) Carrier (Base)
Elmer Oliver Aycock
His rank Aviation Machinist's Mate First Class
The same day the USS St. Lo was hit by a Kamikaze and Sunk.
Ship's Memorial