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Rank and Name, Motor Machinist’s Mate First Class Claud Chesley Ellis.
Unit/Placed in, LST-612 (Tank Landing Ship).
Claud is born approx. 1920 in Georgia.
Mother, Belle Ellis.
Wife, Alma (Sims) Ellis.
Claud enlisted the service in Georgia with service number # 6377675.
Claud was KIA when during a landing the LST was hit by the Japanese aircraft on Dec. 27, 1944, 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.
Claud is buried/mentioned at Manila American Cemetery and Memorial Manila, metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines.
Walls of the missing.
Thanks to https://www.navsource.org/archives/10/16/160612.htm Jean Louis Vijgen, ABMC, https://abmc.gov
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/
LST-612 was laid down on 18 December 1943 at Seneca, III., by the Chicago Bridge & Iron Co.; launched on 29 April 1944; sponsored by Mrs. Perry Arnold; and commissioned on 16 May 1944, Lt. John A. White in command.
During World War II, LST-612 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific theater and participated in the following operations:
Leyte landing-October 1944
Mindoro landing-December 1944
Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto-April and June 1945
Following the war, LST-612 performed occupation duty in the Far East and saw China service until early May 1946. She was decommissioned on 1 June 1946 and struck from the Navy list on 3 July that same year. On 5 December 1947, the ship was sold to Bosey, Philippines.
LST-612 earned three battle stars for World War II service.
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