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Alford, Charles Wilbur

Rank and Name, Bugler First Class Charles Wilbur Alford.

Unit/Placed in, USS Houston (CA-30) Battleship, United States Navy.


Charles is born in 1926 in Kansas.


Parents and Siblings, No Record available.


Charles enlisted the service in Missouri with service number # 421212.



Charles was KIA when the USS Houston was sunk by the Japanese Naval Forces in the Battle of Sunda Straight, on March 1, 1942, he is honored with a Purple Heart, Combat Action Ribbon, Asian-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.


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

Walls of the missing.


Thanks to 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 Houston (CA-30) Cruiser
His rank Bugler First Class