|Birth: ||Jun. 21, 1916|
|Death: ||Apr. 22, 1945|
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.
Plot: Blk:WEL Lot:026 Gr:D
Created by: Polly's Granddaughter
Record added: Apr 14, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 35855751