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Lieut Wesley Earl Rutherford, Jr
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Birth: Jun. 15, 1917
Illinois, USA
Death: Aug. 21, 1944

Ensign W. E. Rutherford, USNR, was designated Naval Aviator #8426 in 1941. Entered active service via the pre-war Aviation Cadet (AVCAD) program.

Lieut. Rutherford, piloting a TBM-1C torpedo bomber of Composite Squadron Fifteen (VC-15), was lost at sea while operating from the escort carrier U.S.S. CROATAN (CVE-25) in the Atlantic.

There is a memorial military plaque for Wesley at Girard Township Cemetery in Girard, Illinois.
Family links: 
  Wesley E Rutherford (1885 - 1962)
  Pearl Anderson Rutherford (1888 - 1946)
Note: body lost at sea; declared MIA 22 AUG 1944
East Coast Memorial
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA
Created by: Mike Weeks
Record added: May 09, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 89873426


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