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Querry, Miles Junior

Name and Rank, Fireman Second Class Miles Junior Querry.

Unit/Placed in, USS Vireo (AM-52) Minesweeper, United States Navy.


Miles was born approx. on April 12, 1923 in Missouri Valley, Harrison County, Iowa.

Father, Doc L. Querry.

Mother, Margaret N. (Smith) Querry.

Stepmother, Crace Querry.

Sister, Isabel Querry.

Stepsisters, Veerle and Evelyn Querry.

Brothers, Frank and Doc Querry Jr

Halfbrother, Albert Querry.


Miles entered  the service from Iowa with service number # 3168521.


Miles J. Querry was a Fireman 2nd Class in the United States Navy.


Miles was died when they abandoned the USS Vireo to the USS Meredith and they were attacked by Japanese Airplanes, on 15 Oct. 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.


Miles is buried at Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, Manila, Metro Manila,

National Capital Region, Philippines.

Tablets of the Missing.

He also has a Memorial Grave at Rose Hill Memorial Gardens, Missouri Valley,

Harrison County, Iowa, USA.


Thanks to http://www.navsource.org/archives/11/02052.htm

Jean Louis Vijgen, ww2-Pacific.com and ww2-europe.com.

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

Tank Destroyers, http://www.bensavelkoul.nl/

USS Vireo (AM-52) Minesweeper
Miles Junior Querry
His rank Fireman Second Class
State Flag Iowa