John R. Alvord

NAME
John Robert Alvord
NICKNAME
MCSN
O-6020
HOME OF RECORD
109 Putnam Street, Quincy, MA
NEXT OF KIN
Wife, Mrs. John Alvord
DATE OF BIRTH
June 13, 1915
DATE OF ENLISTMENT
September 14, 1937
DATE OF LOSS
June 4, 1942
REGION
Central Pacific
CAMPAIGN / AREA
Midway
CASUALTY TYPE
MIA / Declared Dead
UNIT
VMF-221
DUTY
Pilot
CIRCUMSTANCES OF LOSS
On 4 June 1942, Captain Alvord flew a Brewster Buffalo (F2A-3 #01525) against a force of Japanese fighters and bombers in the battle of Midway. In the ensuing dogfight, he was reported shot down by enemy fire.
Captain Alvord’s remains were never found, and he was declared dead on 5 June 1943.
INDIVIDUAL DECORATIONS
Navy Cross, Purple Heart
LAST KNOWN RANK
Captain
STATUS OF REMAINS
Not Recovered.
MEMORIALS
First Congregational Church Cemetery, Kittery Point, ME
National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific

Biography:
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Articles and Records:

Portsmouth (NH) Herald, 20 June 1942.

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