|Birth: ||Dec. 10, 1892|
|Death: ||May 1, 1978|
New Jersey, USA
World War I United States Army Aviator. He served in the United States Army Air Service during World War I as a 1st Lieutenant in the 95th Aero Squadron, 1st Pursuit Group.
He was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross for his bravery in action. The citation for his award reads "For extraordinary heroism in action north of Chateau-Thierry, France, July 25, 1918. While on his first patrol over the enemy's lines Lieutenant Avery attacked an enemy two-seater biplane. While thus occupied he was vigorously attacked by another enemy plane, but by a quick turn, skillful maneuvering, and accurate shooting he drove the second plane to the American side of the lines, where it crashed into the woods. Lieutenant Avery's motor was badly damaged by bullets, but he made a successful landing back of our lines, where he learned that the enemy pilot who had been made a prisoner was a German ace credited with 44 victories. Lieutenant Avery's conduct was especially commendable because his plane had been seriously damaged at the beginning of the combat".
Lieutenant Avery was credited with 2 aerial victories in World War I.
Frank Elmer Ellsworth Avery (1865 - 1950)
Jessie Williams Avery (1867 - 1955)
Harriet Virginia Sturm Avery (1893 - 1997)*
Note: Date of burial - May 3, 1978.
Saint Joseph Cemetery
Plot: St. Agnes, Lot 231, Space 3.
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Record added: Feb 06, 2011
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