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Alexander, Frank Elgin

Rank and Name,Signalman Third Class Frank Elgin Alexander.

Unit/Placed in,USS Grunion (SS-216) Submarine, United States Navy.


Frank is born on Jan. 19, 1915 in Elyra, Ohio.

Father, J. Henry Alexander.

Sister, Drusilla Alexander.


Frank enlisted the service in New York with service number # 2237903.



Frank was KIA when it was Sunk by the Japanese armed Freighter Kano Maru, near the Kiska Harbor, Alaska entry on, July 30, 1942, he is honored with a Purple Heart, Combat action ibbon, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal and the WWII Victory Medal.


Frank is buried/mentioned at Honolulu Memorial, Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA.

Courts of the missing.


Thanks to http://www.oneternalpatrol.com/alexander-f-e.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/ and Terry Hirsch.


USS Grunion (SS-216) Submarine
Japanese Armed Freighter Kano Maru
Location Wreck
His rank Signalman Third Class