Born: October 9, 1908
Killed in Action (MIA): February 28, 1942 while serving on the USS Houston near Java
Rank: Chief Quartermaster
Chief Ayers enlisted in 1926 at age 18. He previously served on the USS Texas and the USS Idaho.
At the time of his death, Chief Ayers was survived by his wife, Mrs. Marie Siros Ayers, his parents, Mr. & Mrs. W. E. Ayers, four sisters, Mrs. W. E. Franklin, Mrs. C. W. McLauchlin, Mrs. Gladys McLauchlin and Mrs. Elsie Legett, and four brothers, Andrew, James, Roy and Walter
Memorial: Manila American Cemetery, Philippines