Avona, Tom G, PFC

Deceased
 
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Last Rank
Private First Class
Last Service Branch
Air Defense Artillery
Last Primary MOS
518-Ground Aircraft Observer
Last MOS Group
Aviation (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1942-1945, 518, 633rd Anti-Aircraft Artillery Battalion
Service Years
1942 - 1945

Private First Class


One Service Stripe



Five Overseas Service Bars


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Home State
West Virginia
West Virginia
Year of Birth
1917
 
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Contact Info
Home Town
Albert
Last Address
Not Specified

Date of Passing
Aug 30, 1993
 
Location of Interment
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Honorably Discharged WW II


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Last Known Activity
PFC TOM G. AVONA WAS BORN 15 APRIL 1917 IN ALBERT, TUCKER COUNTY, WEST VIRGINIA. HE WAS EMPLOYED AS A MILLING MACHINE OPERATOR PRIOR TO ENTERING THE SERVICE ON 1 MAY 1942. PFC AVONA SERVED IN NORTH AFRICA THE MEDITERRANEAN AND EUROPE WITH BATTERY D, 633RD ANTI-AIRCRAFT BATTALION(AUTOMATIC WEAPONS) WHICH HAD BEEN REDESIGNATED FROM THE 244TH COASTAL ARTILLERY BATTALION. IN EUROPE, WITH FEW AIR TARGETS THE 633RD ACTED IN MORE OF A INFANTRY SUPPORT ROLE ATTACHED TO THE 80TH INFANTRY DIVISION. PFC AVONA ARRIVED BACK IN THE STATES ON 5 OCTOBER 1945 AND WAS HONORABLY DISCHARGED ON HE 12TH AT FORT MEADE, MARYLAND. TOM AVONA PASSED AWAY ON 30 AUGUST 1993 IN WEIRTON, WV.
   
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Bayonet
Rifle

 
 Unit Assignments
Air Defense Units
  1942-1945, 518, 633rd Anti-Aircraft Artillery Battalion
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1942-1943 WWII - European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Tunisia Campaign (1942-43)
  1943-1943 WWII - European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Sicily Campaign (1943)
  1943-1944 WWII - European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Naples-Foggia Campaign (1943-44)
  1944-1944 WWII - European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Rome-Arno Campaign (1944)
  1944-1944 WWII - European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Southern France Campaign (1944)
  1944-1945 WWII - European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Rhineland Campaign (1944-45)
  1944-1945 WWII - European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Ardennes Alsace Campaign (1944-45)
  1945-1945 WWII - European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Central Europe Campaign (1945)
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