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Alexander, Thornton Ross

Rank and Name, Fireman First Class Thornton Ross Alexander.

Unit/Placed, USS Spence DD-512 Destroyer, United Naval Reserve.


Thornton was born 1924 in Denver, Colorado.


Parents and Siblings, No Record Available.


Thornton enlisted the service in Colorado with serial number # 8769008.


Thornton died during on board the USS Spence when it was foundred in Typhoon Cobra on Dec, 18, 1944, Fireman First Class Thornton R. Alexander is honored with a Philippine Liberation Medal, Combat Action Ribbon, Navy Unit Citation, American Campaign Medal and the WWII Victory Medal.



Thornton is buried/mentioned at Manila American Cemetery and Memorial , Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines.
Tablets of the Missing.

Thorton also has a Memorial Grave at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington,
Arlington County, Virginia, USA.


Thanks to http://destroyerhistory.org/fletcherclass/ussspence/ 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 Spence (DD-512) Destroyer
Thorton Ross Alexander
His rank Fireman First Class