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Alford, Vincent

Rank and Name, Steward’s Mate Second Class Vincent Alford.

Unit/Placed in, USS Wasp (CV-7) Carrier, United States Navy.


Vincent is born on 1923 in North Carolina.


Sister, Evangeline Alford.


Vincent enlisted the service in North Carolina with service number # 2625259.


Vincent was KIA when the USS Wasp was under attack from the Japanese Sub. I-19 who fired 6 Torpedoes and 3 exploded, this and other Damage made the ship sink, south of Guadacanal on Sep.15, 1942, he is honored with a Purple Heart, Combat Action Ribbon, Asian-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.


Vincent is buried/mentioned at Honolulu Memorial, Honolulu County, Hawaii U.S.A.

Courts of the missing.


Thanks to http://www.historycentral.com/navy/Cv7Wasp.html 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 Wasp (CV-7) Carrier
USS Wasp burning after the attack
USS Wasp (CV-7) sinking
Japanese Attack on the USS Wasp
His rank Steward's Mate Second Class