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Ellis, Chester Eugene

Rank and Name, Radio Technician Third Class Chester Eugene Ellis.

Unit/Placed in, USS California (BB-44) Battleship, United States Navy.

 

Chester is born approx. no record available Missouri.

 

Parents and Siblings, no record available.

 

Chester enlisted the service in Missouri with service number # 6288811.

 

Chester was KIA  when the USS California got hit by torpedoes in Pearl Harbour on Dec.7, 1941, he is honored with a Purple Heart, Combat Action Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, Expeditionary Medal, Distinguished Unit Citation, American Campaign Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.

 

Chester 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

P.O.W. info, Wes Injerd and Dwight Rider, http://www.mansell.com/pow-index.html  Air-Force, Rolland Swank NavyLog, http://navylog.navymemorial.org Familysearch.com, https://www.familysearch.org

Philippine Scouts Heritage Society,http://www.philippine-scouts.org/

Marines Info Geoffrey Roecker, https://missingmarines.com/   

Medals Info, http://www.honorstates.org    

Hendriks Webdesign, https://hendrikswebdesign.nl/

 

Buried on Sea
USS California (BB-44) Battleship
Bomber damage (Pearl)
His rank Radio Technician