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Service Status
Not Specified
Last Rank
Lieutenant Junior Grade
Service Years
1943 - 1944
NEC
131X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Pilot
Home State
Pennsylvania
Lieutenant Junior Grade Lieutenant Junior Grade
Naval Aviator Wings


Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Sea
Location
Pacific Ocean
Conflict
World War II
Location of Interment
Manila American Cemetery - Taguig City, Philippines
Wall Coordinates
Tablets of the Missing (cenotaph)
Oct 25, 1944
Service to 1944
USS Essex (CV-9)
USS Essex (CV-9)
Rank
Lieutenant Junior Grade
NEC
131X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Pilot
Comments
Comments Pending
Lieutenant Junior Grade Lieutenant Junior Grade
1944 - 1944
USS Hornet (CV-12)
USS Hornet (CV-12)
Rank
Lieutenant Junior Grade
NEC
131X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Pilot
Comments
Comments Pending
Lieutenant Junior Grade Lieutenant Junior Grade
1944 - 1944
Navy Cross
Criteria
The Navy Cross may be awarded to any person who, while serving with the Navy or Marine Corps, distinguishes himself in action by extraordinary heroism not justifying an award of the Medal of Honor.... More
Comments
Awarded for actions during the World War II

The President of the United States of America takes pride in presenting the Navy Cross (Posthumously) to Ensign John Elton Avery (NSN: 0-315131), United Stat... 
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1944
Purple Heart
Criteria
The Purple Heart may be awarded to any member of the Armed Forces of the United States who, while serving under competent authority in any capacity with one of the Armed Forces, has been wounded, kill... More
Comments
Comments Pending
1944
Combat Action Ribbon
Criteria
The Combat Action Ribbon is a personal decoration awarded to members of the Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard (when operating under the control of the Navy) in the grade of captain (or colonel in th... More
Description
Description Pending
1944
Asiatic/Pacific Campaign Medal
Criteria
The Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal was awarded for for qualifying service within the Asiatic-Pacific Theater of Operations between December 7, 1941, and March 2, 1946, under any of the following condi... More
Description
Description Pending
1944
Asiatic/Pacific Campaign Medal
Criteria
The Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal was awarded for for qualifying service within the Asiatic-Pacific Theater of Operations between December 7, 1941, and March 2, 1946, under any of the following condi... More
Description
Description Pending
1944
Asiatic/Pacific Campaign Medal
Criteria
The Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal was awarded for for qualifying service within the Asiatic-Pacific Theater of Operations between December 7, 1941, and March 2, 1946, under any of the following condi... More
Description
Description Pending
1944
Asiatic/Pacific Campaign Medal
Criteria
The Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal was awarded for for qualifying service within the Asiatic-Pacific Theater of Operations between December 7, 1941, and March 2, 1946, under any of the following condi... More
Description
Description Pending
1944
World War II Victory Medal
Criteria
The World War II Victory Medal commemorates military service during the Second World War.
Description
Description Pending
1944
Battle of Philippine Sea
Description
The Battle of the Philippine Sea (June 19–20, 1944) was a major naval battle of World War II that eliminated the Imperial Japanese Navy's ability to conduct large-scale carrier actions. It took place ... More
Memories
On 6 June it left Majuro Atoll for the Marianas Campaign. This campaign was marked by two phases, th... More
1944 - 1944
Battle of Peleliu
Description
The Battle of Peleliu, codenamed Operation Stalemate II, was fought between the United States and the Empire of Japan in the Pacific Theater of World War II, from September–November 1944 on the island... More
Memories
The next campaign for control of Palau was opened with the departure from Eniwetok Atoll on 29 Augus... More
1944 - 1944
Battle of Leyte Gulf
Description
The Battle of Leyte Gulf, also called the Battles for Leyte Gulf, and formerly known as the Second Battle of the Philippine Sea, is generally considered to be the largest naval battle of World War II ... More
Memories
The operation for reconquest of the Phillipines began with sortie from Ulithi Atoll 6 October, attac... More
1944 - 1944
VB-15
VB-15
Rank
Ensign
NEC
131X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Pilot
Comments
Comments Pending
Ensign Ensign
1943 - 1944
American Campaign Medal
Criteria
The American Campaign Medal was awarded for For thirty days service outside the Continental United States but within the American Theater of Operations between December 7, 1941, and March 2, 1946; or,... More
Description
Description Pending
1943
Service from 1943
Air Strikes on Marcus and Wake Islands
Description
Air strikes from the carrier Wasp (CV-18).
Memories
The squadron reached Majuro Atoll 9 May, sortied 15 May, attacked Marcus Island 19 and 20 May, spent... More
1941 - 1943

 
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