Lawrence Eugene Whitmire

BRANCH OF SERVICE
U.S. Navy

HOMETOWN
Newkirk, OK

HONORED BY
Brent Spencer, Family

ACTIVITY DURING WWII

HE WAS ASSIGNED TO CARRIER AIR SERVICE UNIT 5. HIS DUTY WAS TO MAINTAIN AND SERVICE THE GRUMMAN F4F WILDCAT, F6F HELLCAT, TBF AVENGER, VOUGHT F4U CORSAIR, DOUGLAS SBD DAUNTLESS AND OTHER AIRCRAFT FOR CARRIERS. OVER TIME HE WAS ASSIGNED TO CASU-69 AND CASU-6. THE HEADQUARTERS OF THESE UNITS WERE LOCATED FROM SAN DIEGO TO FORD ISLAND (PEARL HARBOR) HAWAII AND ALL POINTS IN BETWEEN AND BEYOND.
IN THE FALL OF 1944 HIS UNIT FLEW INTO FORD ISLAND, PEARL HARBOR. THEY WORKED THERE FOR A SHORT TIME AND THEN BOARDED THE CRUISER USS WILKES BARRE HEADED FOR GUAM. THEY WERE STATIONED IN GUAM FOR A FEW WEEKS WORKING AND FURNISHING AIRCRAFT TO CARRIERS. HE WAS DISCHARGED IN NORMAN, OKLAHOMA IN JULY, 1946.