Hello, All. I'm wondering if someone here can help me see what I can find out about a US Navy man. What I know:
Aviation Machinist's Mate 2c Orval Dean Lowrimore
from Delano California
Born September 18, 1922 in Arkansas
KIA June 16, 1944
received the Air medal
his parents were Harvey Harrison Lowrimore and Connie Lucille (Crouch) Lowrimore.
His body was not recovered, or, I guess, buried at sea. I'm curious about where he served and how he was killed, and any other info that might turn up. I'm not related to him, but I stumbled upon his listing on find-a-grave as being memorialized on the Memorial to the Missing in Anchorage Alaska (which suggests he died serving in Alaska or maybe on an aircraft carrier in that area).
Anyway, his name is mis-spelled on the memorial, which got me curious what it actually was, which got me curious about how he was killed, which lead me here.
So can anyone tell me how to determine where and how he served?