WILLIAM CLAY, JR., MAJ, USMC
William Clay, Jr. '41
Date of birth: January 2, 1919
Date of death: November 21, 1944
From the 1941 Lucky Bag:
From Find A Grave:
Maj. Clay's plane, an FU4-1 Corsair, was hit by anti-aircraft fire and exploded during a bombing mission near Yap island. Yapese recovered his body from the ocean, buried him, and cared for the grave until the Americans came looking. At the end of the war, his remains were returned to the USA and reburied at Arlington.
The after-action report is available here.
His wife was listed as next of kin.