Sgt James O Avery

Sgt James O Avery

Birth
Death 30 Jun 1943
At Sea
Memorial Site* Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, Philippines

* A structure erected in honor of someone whose remains lie elsewhere.

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Having actually gone "Missing" on the above date, he was not officially declared by the military as being dead until January 21, 1946.

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James served as a Sergeant and Asst. Radio Operator / Gunner on B-24D (#42-40254), 370th Bomber Squadron, 307th Bomber Group, Heavy, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

He resided in Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana prior to the war.

James was declared "Missing In Action" when his B-24 did not return to base after a ship searching mission during the war. It is believed that they were shot down by 251st Kōkūtai J1N1 Irving piloted by Satoru Ono. He was awarded the Air Medal with one Oak Leaf Cluster and the Purple Heart.

Service # 7008922

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Airmen who perished on B-24D #42-40254:

Adelman, Seymour L ~ S/Sgt, Engineer, NJ
Avery, James O ~ Sgt, Gunner, LA
Bullock, Gordon P ~ Pfc, Gunner, CA
Fanning, John E ~ S/Sgt, Radio Operator, PA
Foss, Richard M ~ 2nd Lt, Co-Pilot, IL
Furtwangler, Robert N ~ S/Sgt, Gunner, MI
Graff, Leonard R ~ 1st Lt, Bombardier, NY
Guiberson, Nathaniel G, Jr ~ 1st Lt, Pilot, TX
Scamman, George E ~ 2nd Lt, Navigator, ME
Ventura, Robert J ~ S/Sgt, Tail Gunner, TX

( Bio, Family Links & Crew Report by: Russ Pickett )

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  • Maintained by: MAJ Jimmy Cotton
  • Originally Created by: War Graves
  • Added: 8 Aug 2010
  • Find a Grave Memorial 56758713
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Sgt James O Avery (unknown–30 Jun 1943), Find a Grave Memorial no. 56758713, citing Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, Philippines ; Maintained by MAJ Jimmy Cotton (contributor 48803557) .