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Aylor, James Woodrow

Rank and Name, Fireman Third Class James Woodrow Aylor.

Unit/Placed in, USS Quincy (CA-39) Cruiser, United States Naval Reserve.

 

James is born approx. on 14 July 1919 in Boone, Kentucky.

Father, Bryan W. Aylor.

Mother, Carrie E. (Sheets) Aylor.

Sister(s), Lucy E. Aylor.

 

James enlisted the service in Kentucky with service number # 6121309.

 

James was KIA during the Battle of Savo when the USS Quincy was sunk by the Japanese Navy on Aug. 9, 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.

 

James 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 Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA.

 

Thanks to, http://www.navsource.org/archives/04/039/04039.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

Website,

Philippine Info, http://www.philippine-scouts.org/

Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com

 

WHILE SERVING AS A FIREMAN, HE WAS AMONG 370 CREWMEN LOST WHEN THE HEAVY CRUISER USS QUINCY, WHILE ON PATROL DURING THE BATTLE OF SAVO ISLAND, WAS ATTACKED BY A LARGE JAPANESE NAVAL FORCE IN THE EARLY HOURS OF AUGUST 9TH. SEARCHLIGHTS FROM THE JAPANESE COLUMN CAME ON AND QUINCY WAS CAUGHT IN A CROSSFIRE BETWEEN THREE ENEMY CRUISERS. THE SHIP SUSTAINED MANY DIRECT HITS AND THREE TORPEDO STRIKES THAT RESULTED IN EXTENSIVE FIRES AND FLOODING WHICH SUNK THE SHIP. HIS REMAINS WERE NEVER RECOVERED, AND HIS NAME IS INSCRIBED ON THE WALLS OF THE MISSING AT THE MANILA AMERICAN CEMETERY IN TAGUIG CITY, PHILIPPINE ISLANDS.

USS Quincy (CA-39) Cruiser
USS Quincy Memorial Plaque
USS Quincy hit
Battle Damage
His rank Fireman Third Class
Painting