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Alby, Frank John

Rank and Name, Metal smith Second Class Frank John Alby.

Unit/Placed in, USS Strong (DD-467) Destroyer, United States Navy.



Frank was born 1919 in Illinois.


Father, Frank S. Alby.

Mother, Liliah B. Alby.

Sisters, Lorene and Jean L. Alby.



Frank enlisted the service in Indiana with service number # 2915843.



Frank was KIA  when the ship got hit by a torpedo, broke in half and sunk, on July 5, 1943  is honored with a Purple Heart, Combat Action Ribbon, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal and the WWII Victory Medal.


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

Wall of the missing.


Thanks to 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 Strong (DD-467) DEstroyer
Casualty List
His rank Metal Smith Second Class