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Albright Jr. , Chales Erskine

Rank and Name,Coxwain Charles Erskine Albright Jr.

Unit/Placed in,USS Indianapolis (CA-35) Cruiser, United States Navy.

 

Charles is born in 1925 Arizona.

Stepfather, Floyd L. Eckles.

Mother, Eileen (Albright) Eckles.

 

Charles enlisted the service in California with service number # 3831302.

 

 

Charles was KIA when the USS Indianapolis sunk it was torpedoed by a Japanese submarine off the coast of the Philippines on July 30, 1945, he is honored with a Purple Heart, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal and the WWII Victory Medal.

 

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

Wall of the missing.

 

Thanks to https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/the-worst-shark-attack-in-history-25715092/ 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 Indianapolis (CA-35) Cruiser
Japanese Sub I-58
His rank Coxwain