Robert Douglas Avery Missing in Action Vietnam May 3, 1968

Robert Douglas Avery


Unit: Marine All Weather Attack Squadron 533

Date of Birth: 18-Dec-41
Date of Death: 3-May-68
City: Morganton
State: NC

Notes: Captain Avery was a member of the Marine All Weather Attack Squadron 533, Marine Attack Group 12, 1st Marine Air Wing. On May 3, 1968, he was flying in a Grumman Attack Aircraft Intruder (A-6A)on an armed reconnaissance mission in support of the us Air Force over North Vietnam. Radio contact was lost when his aircraft about 8 miles northwest of the coastal town of Dong Hoi and five miles south east of Bo Trach in Quang Binh Province, North Vietnam and he was declared Missing in Action. His remains were not recovered. His name is inscribed on the Courts of the Missing at the Honolulu Memorial. For more information see:

Did you know Robert Douglas Avery? Did you serve with him? Did you wear his bracelet? Do you have a story of him or photo to share?  If you can answer yes to any of those questions, please leave a comment, so all can know that he has not been forgotten.


Anonymous said...

thanks for your service soldier Avery.

Anonymous said...

I did wear his bracelet and I still have it to honor him for his service.