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Ayers, Herbert William

Rank and Name, Seaman Second Class Herbert William Ayers.

Unit/Placed in, USS De Haven (DD-469) Destroyer, United States Naval Reserve.


Herbert is born approx. on 1917 in Connecticut.

Father, James P. Ayers.

Born in Newfoundland.

Mother, Sarah Ayers.

Born in Novia Scotia.

Sister(s), Rosalie and Doris Ayers.

Brother(s), James L. John and Charles Ayers.


Herbert enlisted the service in Connecticut with service number # 2046987.


Herbert was KIA in the Battle of Savo, near Guadalcanal when the USS De Haven was bombed by Japanese Planes and sunk on Feb. 1, 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.


Herbert 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 Lake View Cemetery, Jamestown, Chautauqua County, New York, USA.


Thanks to, http://www.navsource.org/archives/05/469.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

USS De Haven (DD-469) Destroyer
Location wreck
His rank Seaman Second Class