Howard Foster Avent

Howard Foster Avent

Male 1921 - 1987  (66 years)

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  • Name Howard Foster Avent 
    Born 10 May 1921  Chatham County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 15 Sep 1987  Granite Falls, NC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 17 Sep 1987  Nat. Cemetery, Rock Quarry Rd., Raleigh, NC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I0276  avefamily
    Last Modified 29 Nov 2013 

    Father Edward White Avent,   b. 3 Jul 1879, Buckhorn, Harnett Co., NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jun 1943, Morrisville, NC Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years) 
    Mother Margaret Exum Hamlet,   b. 30 Apr 1885, Chatham County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 May 1948, Burlington, NC Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years) 
    Married 28 Oct 1903  Burlington, NC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • North Carolina Marriage Collection, 1741-2004

      Name: Ed W Avent
      Gender: Male
      Birth Date: abt 1878
      Age: 25
      Race: White
      Spouse: Maggie Hamlet
      Spouse Gender: Female
      Spouse Age: 18
      Spouse Race: White
      Marriage Date: 28 Oct 1903
      Marriage Location: Baldwin
      Marriage County: Chatham
      Marriage State: North Carolina

      Source Vendor: North Carolina State Archives
    Photos
    Avent brothers: The seven Avent brothers, children of Edward W. Avent and Maggie Hamlet Avent, of Chatham Co., NC, taken in Burlington, NC, during WWII.
    Avent brothers: The seven Avent brothers, children of Edward W. Avent and Maggie Hamlet Avent, of Chatham Co., NC, taken in Burlington, NC, during WWII.
    L-R: Al, Howard, Doug, Bill, Clyde, Raymond, Edward. Howard, second from left, was the webmaster's father. Three of the brothers served in the military during WWII: Howard as a B-25 tail gunner in the 14th Air Force in China (this outfit was formerly known as the Flying Tigers), flying over 60 combat missions, Doug in the Navy in the South…
    Avent, Edward W. and Maggie Hamlet Avent and family, (of Chatham Co., NC) taken about 1927.
    Avent, Edward W. and Maggie Hamlet Avent and family, (of Chatham Co., NC) taken about 1927.
    (l-r) Howard, Doug, Bill, Margaret, Ed, Maggie, Al (held by Maggie), Clyde. Photo from "The Cleggs of Old Chatham" by Harold Broughton.
    Family ID F074  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Eunice Carol Johnson,   b. 27 Oct 1922, Burlington, NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jan 1990, Newport News, VA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Married 25 May 1947  Burlington, NC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Susan Gwen Avent
     2. Steven Foster Avent
    Last Modified 29 Nov 2013 
    Family ID F073  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Headstones
    Avent, Howard Foster (1921-1985)
    Avent, Howard Foster (1921-1985)

  • Notes 
    • Born in Chatham Co., NC. Served as a tail gunner in the 14th Air Force in China and Burma (the 14th AF was the outfit that succeeded the Flying Tigers, when the all-volunteer Flying Tigers became incorporated into the USAAC). Commanded by Gen. Claire Chennault. Flew over 55 combat missions, shot down three times. Also served in the USAF during the Korean Conflict . Is buried in Rock Quarry Veteran's Cemetary, Raleigh, NC.

      Name: Howard F Avent
      Birth Year: 1921
      Race: White, citizen
      Nativity State or Country: North Carolina
      State: North Carolina
      County or City: Alamance

      Enlistment Date: 30 Nov 1942
      Enlistment State: North Carolina
      Enlistment City: Fort Bragg
      Branch Code: No branch assignment
      Grade: Private
      Grade Code: Private
      Term of Enlistment: Enlistment for the duration of the War or other emergency, plus six months, subject to the discretion of the President or otherwise according to law
      Component: Army Air ForceSource: Civil Life
      Education: 4 years of high school
      Marital Status: Single, without dependents
      Height: 70
      Weight: 164

      U.S. Veterans Cemeteries, ca.1800-2006
      Name: Howard F Avent
      Service Info.: SSGT US AIR FORCE WORLD WAR II, KOREA
      Birth Date: 10 May 1921
      Death Date: 15 Sep 1985
      Service Start Date: 22 Nov 1942
      Service End Date: 17 Aug 1955
      Interment Date: 17 Sep 1985
      Cemetery: Raleigh National Cemetery
      Cemetery Address: 501 Rock Quarry Road Raleigh, NC 27610
      Buried At: Section 16 Site 204