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.
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