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Alderson, Frank Thomas

Rank and Name, Seaman Second Class Frank Thomas Alderson.

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

 

Frank was born on Sep. 29, 1921 in , Honeys, Colorado.

 

Father, Joseph F. Alderson.

Mother, Bertha D. Alderson.

Sister, Mabel Alderson.

Brother, Artie B. Alderson.

 

Frank enlisted the service in Arkansas with service number # 9675620.

 

Frank was KIA when the ship got hit by a Kamikaze strike near Leyte , on Oct. 30, 1944, he 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.

Walls of the missing.

 

Thanks to http://www.navsource.org/archives/02/24.htm 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/ Sean Cojenos, 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 Belleau Wood (CVL24) Carrier
His rank Seaman Second Class