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2Lt Melvin Sherwood "Buddy" Avery
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Birth: May 19, 1918
Oklahoma, USA
Death: Jul. 2, 1943
Rangoon, Myanmar (Burma)

He was the son of Marlen Herbert Avery and Maude Elmer (Bivens) Avery. He was married to Gladys Pauline Russell, and they had a daughter, Sherry Lynn Avery.

Avery was co-pilot on B-24D bomber #41-23747 assigned to the 10th Air Force, 7th Bombardment Group, 436th Bombardment Squadron. On July 2, 1943 they were one of a flight of six aircraft en route to bomb the Syriam oil refinery at Rangoon, Burma. After flying for fifteen minutes through heavy clouds, the airplanes broke into the clear in a dispersed formation and only five planes could be accounted for. About fifteen minutes later a radio message was heard "Any B-24D for help." However attempts to establish radio contact got no reply. Enemy fighters were active in the area, so it is presumed that Avery's plane was shot down.

Avery was from Calvin, OK. He received the Air Medal and the purple Heart.

Because his body was not recovered, he is memorialized on the Tablets of the Missing.

He is also memorialized in Hilltop Cemetery in Oklahoma. 
Family links: 
  Marlen Herbert Avery (1891 - 1964)
  Maude Bivens Avery (1894 - 1974)
  Clifford Marlen Avery (1916 - 1987)*
  Melvin Sherwood Avery (1918 - 1943)
  George Avery (1922 - 1923)*
  George Avery (1922 - 1923)*
*Calculated relationship
Note: Entered the service from Oklahoma.
Manila American Cemetery and Memorial
Metro Manila
National Capital Region, Philippines
Plot: Tablets of the Missing
Maintained by: dfr
Originally Created by: CWGC/ABMC
Record added: Aug 08, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 56786710
2Lt Melvin Sherwood Buddy Avery
Added by: JimO
2Lt Melvin Sherwood Buddy Avery
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436th Bomb Squadron
- JimO
 Added: Jun. 13, 2015

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