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LCDR Billy Victor Gates
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Birth: Jun. 21, 1916
Death: Apr. 22, 1945
Okinawa, Japan

US Navy WWII - missing in action.

LtCdr Billy V. Gates was born in Missouri, the son of Charles Parsons & Jessie Lee Gates. He was the husband of husband of Ruby Nellums Gates. He was lost at Okinawa in a plane crash. He was 28 years old at the time of his death. His name is listed on the Honolulu ABMC Memorial. There is also a cenotaph for him at Arlington National Cemetery. His fellow servicemen have a memorial for him as well. He was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal with 4 Gold Stars and a Purple Heart.

Note: Cenotaph
Urich Cemetery
Henry County
Missouri, USA
Plot: Blk:WEL Lot:026 Gr:D
Created by: Polly's Granddaughter
Record added: Apr 14, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 35855751
LCDR Billy Victor Gates
Added by: Larry Spangler
LCDR Billy Victor Gates
Added by: Arthur Plumstead
LCDR Billy Victor Gates
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- C.L. Panagopulos
 Added: Aug. 14, 2009
When I tink of you I sorrow that you didn't return with us and to a heroe's welcome. We of the USS Sargent Bay will never forget you.
- Arthur Plumstead
 Added: Apr. 30, 2009

- Polly's Granddaughter
 Added: Apr. 26, 2009
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