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Alexander, Earl Bluford

Rank and Name, Fireman Second Class Earl Bluford Alexander.

Unit/Placed in, USS Belleau Wood (CV-56) Carrier, United States Naval Reserve .


Earl was born on July 5, 1924 in Brumley, Miller County, Missouri.


Father, Wiliam Alexander.

Mother, Malinda E. Alexander.

Sisters, Dora, Alma J., Emma, Dorothea E. and Bernice F. Alexander.

Brother, Walter T. Alexander.


Earl enlisted the service in Missouri with service number # 8658262.



Earl was KIA when the ship was Sunk by the Japanese Sub. I-175 near Butaritari Island , on Nov. 24, 1943, he is honored with a Purple Heart, Combat Action Ribbon, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal with Star and the WWII Victory Medal.


Earl is buried/mentioned at Manila American Cemetery and Memorial  Manila, Metro

Walls of the missing.


Thanks to http://www.navsource.org/archives/02/24.htm 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 Belleau Wood (CV-56) Carrier
Japanese Sub I-175
His rank Fireman Second Class