OWEN LEROY SMITH lived with his mother Viola Smith ( home of record upon enlistment) at 4548 Highland Ave., San Diego, California. Owen was a U.S. Navy photographer's mate assigned to the second U.S.S. Yorktown C.V.-10 as ship's company crew. On July 20,1944 He begged a ride on a Grumman T.B.M. -3 Avenger Dive Bomber. This was a three person aircraft usually.The pilot who let owen go up with them was Lt. Leonard E. Wood U.S.N.R. and he was from Coffeyville, Kansas.The ball turrent gunner was Albert J. Sabol of Philadelphia Pa. and my cousin who was also aboard that day was Edward C. Donahue, from Alhambra, Cal.He was the radio operator.The mission that morning was a bombing run over enemy held Guam. The aircraft was shot down by the Japanese and all perrished.It was not until later when the 3rd., Marine Division secured the island that they were found. They were intered on Guam pending identification which was not until 1951. At Owen Smith's mother's request, Owen and my cousin Edward were intered in Fort Rosecran's. I am seeking any living relatives of Owen.