Austin, LaVerne Alfred, S1c

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Last Rank
Seaman 1st Class
Last Primary NEC
00-0000-Unknown NEC Rating
Last Rating/NEC Group
Rating/NEC Group Unknown
Primary Unit
1941-1941, 00-0000, USS Arizona (BB-39)
Service Years
1940 - 1941
Seaman 1st Class

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Home State
New York
New York
Year of Birth
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Perryville, NY
Last Address
Perryville, NY
(Father~Alfred C. Austin)

Casualty Date
Dec 07, 1941
Hostile, Died
Other Explosive Device
World War II
Location of Interment
Peterboro Cemetery - Peterboro, New York
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

 Unofficial Badges 

 Military Association Memberships
USS Arizona MemorialWorld War II FallenUnited States Navy Memorial The National Gold Star Family Registry
WW II Memorial National Registry
  2012, USS Arizona Memorial [Verified]
  2016, World War II Fallen
  2016, United States Navy Memorial - Assoc. Page
  2016, The National Gold Star Family Registry
  2016, WW II Memorial National Registry

 Ribbon Bar

 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1940, Recruit Training (Newport, RI)
 Duty Stations
US NavyUSS Arizona (BB-39)
  1941-1941, 00-0000, USS Nevada (BB-36)
  1941-1941, 00-0000, USS Arizona (BB-39)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1941-1941 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Attack on Pearl Harbor
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Dec 05, 1940, Service Entry Date & Serial Number 238-71-27
  Jul 04, 1941, USS Nevada received temporary duty
  Jul 08, 1941, Received on the USS Arizona in the Aviation Unit (V0-1)
  Nov 01, 1941, Promoted to Seaman 1st Class (S1c)
  Dec 07, 1941, Reported Missing in Action
  Dec 20, 1941, Obituary
  Dec 13, 2016, General Photos1
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

Seaman/1c Laverne Austin was Killed in Action on December 7, 1941, during the attack on Pearl Harbor.  He was stationed aboard the USS Arizona BB39. 

His father received a telegram Dec 20. informing that his son was missing. He  had been in the navy just a year, the day of the attack. He was born in Perryville, NY and attended Perryville grade school and Cazenovia central school where he was a senior when he joined the navy.

He went to Newport, R.I. for six weeks Recruit Training, He was home to visit his father, who is a former service man in January.of 1941 S1c Austin was then was sent to San Diego  for some training in avaiation schools and in June 1941 was sent to Hawaii. He arived in Hawaii in July 1941 and was on the USS Nevada for about 4 days. Then to his final command the USS Arizona. 

He was declared missing in Dec 7, 1941. 

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