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Alexander, James Shirley

Rank and Name,Electrician”s Mate Second Class James Shirley Alexander.

Unit/Placed in,USS Scorpion (SS-278) Submarine, United States Navy.

 

James is born on Aug. 10, 1919 in Detroit, Michigan.

 

Father, Shirley Alexander.

Mother, Bessie Alexander.

Sisters, Dora and Geraldine Alexander.

Brothers, Ralph, Richard, Bernard and John Alexander.

 

James enlisted the service in Michigan with service number # 3115012.

 

 

James died when the Sub got lost (cause unknown) on Feb. 1, 1944(Declared on Jan. 11, 1946) Dead, he is honored with a Purple Heart, Combat Action Ribbon, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal and the WWII Victory Medal.

 

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

Walls of the missing.

 

Thanks to  http://www.oneternalpatrol.com/uss-scorpion-278.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 Scorpion (SS-278) Submarine
James S. Alexander
His rank Electrician's Mate Second Class