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Alexander, William Blair

Rank and Name, Aviation Radioman Second Class William Blair Alexander.

Unit/Placed in, Torpedo Squadron VT-80, Based on USS Ticonderoga, United States Naval Reserve.


William was born in, 1924 in New Jersey.


Father, Carl Z. Alexander.

Mother, Mabel M. Alexander.

Sister, Nancy J. Alexander.


William enlisted the service in New Jersey with service number # 7093216.



William’s crew-members and their position on-board the plane a TBM-3 were;


Lt jg. Robert H. O ’Reilly Pilot

Arm2. William B. Alexander Radio Operator

Arm2. Lawrence W. Youngless Gunner


William was KIA when the plane was hit by Anti Aircraft Fire and crashed in the Sea, near Ormoc Bay, Leyte , on Nov. 11, 1944, he is honored with a Purple Heart, Combat Action Ribbon. Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal and the WWII Victory Medal.


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

Walls of the missing.


Thanks to  http://www.cv14.com/vt80_history.html 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/


Torpedo Squadron 80 (VT-80)
USS Ticonderoga (CVA-14) Base
His rank Aviation Radioman Second Class