Apgar, William Robert, LTJG

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Last Rank
Lieutenant Junior Grade
Last Primary NEC
131X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Pilot
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1945-1945, 131X, USS Independence (CVL-22)
Service Years
1942 - 1945
Lieutenant Junior Grade
Lieutenant Junior Grade

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Year of Birth
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Last Address
132 Progress Ave
Hamilton, OH

Casualty Date
Jun 03, 1945
Non Hostile- Died while Missing
Air Loss, Crash - Land
World War II
Location of Interment
Manila American Cemetery - Taguig City, Philippines
Wall/Plot Coordinates
section N row 2, grave 34

 Official Badges 

 Unofficial Badges 

Gold Star

 Military Association Memberships
World War II FallenUnited States Navy Memorial The National Gold Star Family RegistryWW II Memorial National Registry
  1945, World War II Fallen
  1945, United States Navy Memorial - Assoc. Page
  1945, The National Gold Star Family Registry
  1945, WW II Memorial National Registry

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 Ribbon Bar
Naval Aviator Wings

 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
School Assignments - StaffVF-46 Men-O-WarUS NavyUSS Independence (CVL-22)
  1944-1944, 000X, Naval Flight School
  1944-1945, 131X, VF-46 Men-O-War
  1945-1945, 131X, USS Cowpens (CVL-25)
  1945-1945, 131X, USS Independence (CVL-22)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1944-1945 World War II
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Not Specified
Lt.(jg) Billy R. Apgar from Hamilton, Ohio, and Ensign Robert T. Dyer from Belchertown, Massachusetts. Both were attached to VF-46 aboard the USS Independence and went missing on 3 June 1945 while flying a combat air patrol mission in the vicinity of Okinawa.
     Their remains were found and recovered during 1948 on Amani-o-shima, a nearby island. They were initially buried in the Island Command Cemetery on Okinawa as unknowns 8078 X-290 and X-291 but were later transferred to the American Battle Monuments Commission Cemetery in Manila section N row 2, grave 34 and section H, row 2, grave 134 respectively.
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