Avery, Robert Lee, Cpl

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1941-1941, 11th Bombardment Group, Heavy
Service Years
1939 - 1941
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Lincoln, Nebraska
Last Address
Hickam Field, Oahu, Territory of Hawaii

Casualty Date
Dec 07, 1941
Hostile, Died
Other Explosive Device
World War II
Location of Interment
Wyuka Cemetery - Lincoln, Nebraska
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Not Specified

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Corporal Robert Avery was Killed in Action Dec 7, 1941, during the attack on Oahu, T.H.. He was assigned to Hq. and Hq. Squadron, 11th Bombardment Group, Hickam Field.  He had enlisted Sep 19, 1939.
Sources differ as to whether his middle name was LaVere or Lee. 

His Silver star citation:
Awarded for actions during World War II
The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress July 9, 1918, takes pride in presenting the Silver Star (Posthumously) to Private First Class Robert L. Avery, United States Army Air Forces, for gallantry in action while serving with Headquarters and Headquarters Squadron, 11th Bombardment Group (N), during the Japanese aerial attack on Hickam Field, Territory of Hawaii, on 7 December 1941. Private First Class Avery, for conspicuous bravery during the attack, assisted in putting a machine gun in action and later operated one of the guns. In the latter part of the attack, Private First Class Avery was killed.
General Orders: Authority: "Heroes of Pearl Harbor", Donald K. & Helen L. Ross

Action Date: December 7, 1941

Service: Army Air Forces

Rank: Private First Class

Company: Headquarters and Headquarters Squadron

Regiment: 11th Bombardment Group (H)




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