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Ahlfinger, Paul

Rank and Name,Watertender Second Class Paul Ahlfinger.

Unit/Placed in,USS Kanawha (OA-1) Tanker, United States Navy.


Paul is born in Dec. 16, 1918 in Box Church, Texas.


Parents and Siblings, No Record Available.


Paul enlisted the U.S.Army in Texas with service number # 3602301.


Paul was KIA when Japanese plane’s attacked  the ship and it sunk near the Solomons Island Coast on April 8, 1944, he is honored with a Purple Heart, Combat Action Ribbon, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal and the WWII Victory Medal.


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

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Thanks to ABMC, https://abmc.gov  http://navylog.navymemorial.org ,  Jean Louis Vijgen , Familysearch.com  https://www.familysearch.org Philippine Scouts Heritage Society http://www.philippine-scouts.org/ Honorstates http://www.honorstates.org,  Geoffrey Roecker https://missingmarines.com/ P.O.W. : http://www.mansell.com/pow-index.html  Wes Injerd, Dwight Rider, Armand Hendriks https://hendrikswebdesign.nl/


USS Kanawha (OA-1) Tanker
His rank Watertender Second Class