Livesay, Melvin Grey, ENS

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Last Rank
Ensign
Last Primary NEC
131X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Pilot
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1944-1944, 131X, USS Essex (CV-9)
Service Years
1942 - 1944
Official/Unofficial US Navy Certificates
Panama Canal
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Ensign
Ensign

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Home State
West Virginia
West Virginia
Year of Birth
Not Specified
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Not Specified
Last Address
Lewisburg

Casualty Date
Nov 11, 1944
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Sea
Location
Philippines
Conflict
World War II
Location of Interment
Manila American Cemetery - Taguig City, Philippines
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

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 Duty Stations
Naval Aviation Preflight Indoctrination (API), NAS Pensacola, FLVB-15NAS Barbers PointUSS Hornet (CV-12)
US NavyUSS Essex (CV-9)
  1942-1942, 139X, Naval Aviation Preflight Indoctrination (API), NAS Pensacola, FL
  1943-1944, 131X, VB-15
  1943-1944, 131X, NAS Barbers Point
  1944-1944, 131X, USS Hornet (CV-12)
  1944-1944, 131X, NAAS Creeds, VA
  1944-1944, 131X, USS Essex (CV-9)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1941-1943 Central Pacific Campaign (1941-43)/Air Strikes on Marcus and Wake Islands
  1941-1943 Central Pacific Campaign (1941-43)/Air Strikes on Marcus and Wake Islands
  1944-1944 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Mariana and Palau Islands Campaign (1944)
  1944-1944 Leyte Campaign (1944)/Battle of Cape Engano
  1944-1944 Mariana and Palau Islands Campaign (1944)/Battle of Guam
  1944-1944 Leyte Campaign (1944)/Battle of Leyte Gulf
  1944-1944 Asiatic-Pacific Specified Raids (1944)/Formosa Air Battle
  1944-1944 Western Caroline Islands Operation/Battle for Ulithi Atoll
  1944-1944 Leyte Campaign (1944)/Battle of Sibuyan Sea
  1944-1944 Leyte Campaign (1944)/Battle of Samar
  1944-1944 Leyte Campaign (1944)/Battle of Surigao Strait
  1944-1945 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Luzon Campaign (1944-45)
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
                                                   VB-15
                         PILOT:  CURTISS SB2C-3 HELLDIVER

ENS LIVESAY'S AIRCRAFT WAS SHOT DOWN DURING THE BATTLE OF MANILA, 11 NOVEMBER 1944.


USS HORNET (CV-12)


USS ESSEX (CV-9)
   
Comments/Citation
Memorialized at: Manila American Cemetery
Location: Fort Bonifacio, Manila, Philippines
   
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