Rank and Name, Second Lieutenant Edward Walton Ayres.
Unit/Placed in, Marine Scout Bomber Squadron 141 (VMSB-141), United States Marine Corps.
Edward is born approx. on 29 July 1919 in Newark, New Jersey.
Father, Harry A. Ayres.
Spouse, Jo B. Ayres.
Edward enlisted the service in New Jersey with service number # 0-010175.
Edward‘s Crew-member and his position on-board the plane a SBD-3 were,
2nd Lt. Edward W. Ayres Pilot
Pfc. Sven E. R. Nelson Radio man/Gunner
Edward was KIA on the return flight to Guadalcanal, When he got shot over Savo Island by a Japanese Zero on 2 Oct. 1942, he is honored with a Purple Heart, Combat Action Ribbon, Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal, Marine Corps Expeditionary Medal, American Campaign Medal, Navy & Marine Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.
Edward is buried/mentioned at Manila American Cemetery and Memorial Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines.
Walls of the missing.
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