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Pratt, Roy Chester

Rank and Name, First Lieutenant Roy Chester Pratt.

Unit/Placed in, Marine Fighter Squadron 233 (VMF-233), United States Marine Corps.


Roy is born approx. on 29 Oct. 1921 in Brockton, Massachusetts.

Father, Charles H. Pratt.

Mother, Bertha M. (Simpson) Pratt.

Sister(s), Elnora Pratt.

Brother(s), Charles E. Pratt.


Roy enlisted the service in Rhode Island with service number # 0-034922.


Roy was KIA due to propeller malfunction had to make a water landing in bad weather on 24 March 1945, he is honored with an Air Medal with 2 Gold Stars, Navy & Marine Aviator Badge, 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.


Roy 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 Rhode Island Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Exeter, Washington County, Rhode Island, USA.


Thanks to, https://missingmarines.com/


John Donne (Memorial Creator)

Jean Louis Vijgen, WW2-Pacific Website.

Air Force Info, Rolland Swank.

ABMC Website, https://abmc.gov

Marines Info, https://missingmarines.com/    Geoffrey Roecker

Seabees History Bob Smith  https://seabeehf.org/

Navy Info, http://navylog.navymemorial.org

POW Info, http://www.mansell.com    Dwight Rider and Wes injerd.

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

National Historian

Navy Seal Memorial,  http://www.navysealmemorials.com

Family Info, https://www.familysearch.org

Info, https://www.pacificwrecks.com/

Medals Info, https://www.honorstates.org


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

Marine Fighter Squadron 233 (VMF-233) Bulldogs
Vought F4U Corsair
Airfield Tanjay, Negros Island
Roy Chester Pratt
His rank First Lieutenant
World War II Memorial, City of Newport, Rhode Island