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Acton, Thomas Francis

Rank and Name, Seaman Second Class Francis Thomas Acton.

Unit/Placed in on, USS Belleau Wood (CVL-24) Carrier, United States Navy.

 

Francis is born in Feb. 5, 1916 in New York City in New York.

 

Mother, Kathryn Acton.

Born in Ireland.

Wife, Mary Acton.

Son, Earl T. Acton.

 

Francis enlisted the service in New York with service number #7079422 .

 

Francis was KIA when they shot a Kamikaze who dropped on the Flight deck causing severe damage on Oct. 30, 1944, he is honored with a  Purple Heart, Combat Action Ribbon, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal and the WWII Victory Medal.

 

Francis is buried/mentioned at Manila American Cemetery and Memorial  Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines.

Wall of the missing.

 

Thanks to http://www.navsource.org/archives/02/24.htm Jean Louis Vijgen, ABMC,  https://abmc.gov Info P.O.W.

Wes Injerd, Dwight Rider: http://www.mansell.com/pow-index.html

NavyLog, http://navylog.navymemorial.org Philippine Scouts Heritage Society, Sean Conjenos, http://www.philippine-scouts.org/

Familysearch.com, https://www.familysearch.org Navy Marines Info Geoffrey Roecker, https://missingmarines.com/ Medals Info, http://www.honorstates.org Website, https://hendrikswebdesign.nl/

USS Belleau Wood (CVL-24) Carrier
His rank Seaman Second Class