Aviation Radioman 2nd Class Andrew C. Dills Jr., US Naval Reserve, died on 8th of June 1944 and was buried at sea.
He is remembered on the Tablets of the Missing, Manila American Cemetery, Philippines.
Parents: Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Cicero Dill Sr., P.O. Box 81, Johnson City, TN.
Andrwe Cicero Dills Jr. was a Radio Gunner of a bombing plane, SB2C, Bu No 18336, that crashed into the sea off the port quarter of this vessel (USS Bunker Hill) while circling for a landing. Fatal, body buried at sea.
At 0830 each carrier launched a deck load for training exercises. This ship launched 18 VF, 13 VB, and 8 VT. Upon completion of launching, the patrols were landed. SB2C-1C airplane, Bureau #18336, piloted by Ensign Andrew Scopelitis, A-V(N), File #316456, USN with Dillis, A.C.V. 640-67-44, ARM3/c, USNR spun in and crashed off the port quarter during the final approach. The passenger was recovered in an unconscious condition, and died soon after. The pilot was not recovered.