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Alderman, Raymond Alfred

Rank and Name, Fireman Third Class Raymond Alfred Alderman.

Unit/Placed in, USS Yorktown (CV-5) Carrier, United States Naval Reserve.


Raymond was born on, 1924 in Jonben, Raleigh County, West Virginia.

Father, Charles H. Alderman.

Mother, Linda Alderman.

Sisters, Shirley, Ollie and Ethel Alderman.

Brothers, Clinton, Walter and Edward H. Alderman.

Raymond enlisted the Navy in West Virginia with service number # 6580568.

Raymond was KIA during the Battle of Midway when the ship sunk due to a air attack, on May 8, 1942, he is honored with a Purple Heart, Combat Action Ribbon, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal and the WWII Victory Medal.


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

Walls of the missing.


Thanks to https://www.pacificwrecks.com/ships/usn/CV-5.html  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/

Buried at sea
USS Yorktown (CV-5) Carrier
His rank Fireman Third Class