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 Norman Frank Avery

Norman Frank Avery

New York, USA
Death 1 May 1945 (aged 25)
Burial Dansville, Livingston County, New York, USA
Memorial ID 72328700 · View Source
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Son of Adolph C. Avery.

Norman served as a Tech 5., 77th Infantry Division, U.S. Army during World War II.

He resided in Steuben County, New York prior to the war. He had family, possibly his father, residing in Dansville, Livingston County, New York during the war.

He enlisted in the Army on March 26, 1942 at Fort Niagara, Youngstown, New York. He was noted as being employed as a mechanic and also as Single, without dependents.

He was "Killed In Action" by the Japanese when he was trying to rescue another soldier.

Service # 32255707

Dansville Breeze - June 7, 1945

Tech 5th Grade Norman Frank Avery was killed in action on Okinawa, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Avery of the Dansville-Arkport road, have been informed in a telegram from the War Department. No other details were contained in the wire.

Tech Avery, aged 25 years, entered the armed forces in March 1942 and received his training at a number of camps in this country before being sent overseas.

He was a veteran of the campaign on Guam, Leyte, Kerama Retto and Ie Shima Islands. He had received a number of decorations including the Asiatic-Pacific campaigns ribbon with three battle stars, the Philippines Liberation ribbon and the Good Conduct medal.

Tech Avery was a member of the 77th Infantry Division and a recent dispatch from Ie Shima told of his giving a wounded buddy aid at the front in Leyte and then helped carry him 200 yards under fire to a point where he would be given medical aid.

During the campaigns in which he participated he was with an artillery battery of the 77th Division and worked both as forward observer and switch-board operator at the battery.

Tech Avery attended Dansville Central High School and was employed as a mechanic with the Dansville Auto Parts Company previous to entering the armed forces.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his wife, Mrs. Wilma Avery, who has been residing with her father, Joseph Scott of Dansville; two sisters, and his grandmothers, Mrs. Ella Ackley and Mrs. Carrie Avery.

( Burial Location & Article found by: Anne Cady )

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  • Created by: Russ Pickett
  • Added: 1 Jul 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 72328700
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Norman Frank Avery (1 Jul 1919–1 May 1945), Find A Grave Memorial no. 72328700, citing Green Mount Cemetery, Dansville, Livingston County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Russ Pickett (contributor 46575736) .