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Ayotte, Owen A.

Rank and Name, Sergeant Owen A. Ayotte.

Unit/Placed in, 2nd Combat Cargo Squadron, United States Army Air Forces.


Owen is born approx. on 1920 in Bay City, Michigan.

Father, George Ayotte.

Mother, Stella Ayotte.

Sister(s), Mary J. and K. S. Ayotte.

Brother(s), Kenneth and George Ayotte.


Owen enlisted the service in Michigan with service number # 36866002.


Owen‘s Crew-members and their position on-board the plane a C-47 were,

2nd Lt.          Clyde D. Johnston Jr.         Pilot

F/O.             Douglas E. Boyd                Co Pilot

S/Sgt.           Robert J. Geers                 Radio Operator

Sgt.              Owen A. Ayotte                Engineer

Sgt.              Edward W. Knight             Asst. Radio Operator


Owen was KIA when the left China to Burma (no Cargo) an explosion occurred in the Left engine and the order came to bail out on 16 July 1945, he is honored with an Air Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, Purple Heart, Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, Army Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.


Owen is buried/mentioned at Manila American Cemetery and Memorial Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines.

Walls of the missing.


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

2nd Combat Cargo Squadron
Douglas C-47 Skytrain
Luliang Airfield, China
The Hump Area, Asia
His rank Sergeant