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Cdr James Kent Averill

Cdr James Kent Averill

Champlain, Clinton County, New York, USA
Death 26 Mar 1944 (aged 39)
Burial Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines
Plot Tablets of the Missing
Memorial ID 56750948 · View Source
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James served as a Commander, U.S. Navy during World War II.

He resided in Buffalo, Erie County, New York prior to the war.

James was declared "Missing In Action" during the war.

He was awarded the "Legion of Merit" and the Purple Heart. He also received a letter of Commendation from the Secretary of the Navy.

His significant duty stations included:

Chief of Staff & Aide to Commander, Carrier Division Eleven. Commanding Officer, Naval Reserve Aviation Base, St. Louis, MO. Patrol Squadron 10. Fighting Squadron 5, U.S.S. Yorktown (CV-5). Aviation Squadrons, Scouting Force, U.S. Atlantic Fleet.

Service # O-061326

( Bio by: Russ Pickett )

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  • Created by: CWGC/ABMC
  • Added: 8 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 56750948
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Cdr James Kent Averill (15 Oct 1904–26 Mar 1944), Find A Grave Memorial no. 56750948, citing Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines ; Maintained by CWGC/ABMC (contributor 6) .