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Ayers, Roy Lee

Rank and Name, Radioman Third Class Roy Lee Ayers.

Unit/Placed in, Torpedo Squadron 5 (VT-5), United States Navy.


Roy is born approx. on 13 Dec. 1921 in Texas.

Father, Earl E. Ayers.

Mother, May (Blackburn) Ayers.


Roy enlisted the service in Texas with service number # 3562902.


Roy‘s Crew-members and their position on-board the plane a PBD-1 were,

Lt.               F. X. Mayer             Pilot

Amm1.     J. C. Chitwood      Torpedo/Engineer

Rm3.         R. L. Ayers              Radio/Navigation

Roy was KIA when the plane ran out of fuel and they crashed in the Sea just before the USS Yorktown on 1 Feb. 1942, 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.


Roy is buried/mentioned at Honolulu Memorial, Honolulu County, Hawaii U.S.A.

Courts of the missing.

He also has a Memorial Grave at Oakwood Cemetery, Cisco, Eastland County, Texas, USA.


Thanks to,

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

Navy Torpedo Squadron 5 (VT-5)
Douglas TBD-1 Devastator
USS Yorktown (CV-5) Carrier (Embarkmend)
His rank Radioman Third Class