Rank and Name, Chief Gunner’s Mate Edward Newton Ayer.
Unit/Placed in, USS Pickerel (SS-177) Submarine, United States Navy.
Edward is born approx. on 13 Aug. 1925 in Mount Dora, Florida.
Mother, Elanor C. Ayer.
Edward enlisted the service in Minnesota with service number # 3281559.
Edward was KIA when they Sunk (probably) by a depth charge attack off Honshu, Japan on April 3, 1943, 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.
Edward is buried/mentioned at Honolulu Memorial, Honolulu County, Hawaii U.S.A.
Courts of the missing.
He also has a Memorial Grave at Rehoboth Baptist Cemetery, Bowman, Elbert County, Georgia, USA.
Thanks to, http://www.oneternalpatrol.com/ayer-e-n.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