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 Paul Oscar Avery

Paul Oscar Avery

North Adams, Berkshire County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 5 Mar 2003 (aged 81)
Pembroke Pines, Broward County, Florida, USA
Burial Glendale Springs, Ashe County, North Carolina, USA
Memorial ID 28084777 · View Source
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He married Betty Wheaton in Pawtucket,RI on Jan 19,1947.

Children: Christopher Wheaton Avery, Andrew Lawrence Avery, Kevin Wood Avery, Carol Avery Bell, Paul Oscar Avery Jr.

WW II Veteran. Served in the US Navy in the Pacific as a Lieutenant, Torpedo Officer, aboard the USS Melvin DD-680, under the commands of Cmdr.Warner Ryerson Edsall and Cmdr.Barry K Atkins. From 1943 to 1945, the Melvin served in combat as part of the destroyer screen off Okinawa and in the invasion of Saipan. During these operations the Melvin was credited with sinking two submarines and destroying eight Japanese aircraft. On October 24, 1944, during the Battle of Leyte Gulf, the Melvin torpedoed and sank the Japanese battleship Fuso, the only destroyer to sink a battleship during World War II.

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  • Created by: Kevin Avery
  • Added: 6 Jul 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 28084777
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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Paul Oscar Avery (20 Apr 1921–5 Mar 2003), Find A Grave Memorial no. 28084777, citing Holy Trinity Episcopal Church Cemetery, Glendale Springs, Ashe County, North Carolina, USA ; Maintained by Kevin Avery (contributor 47024642) .