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Land, Basil Isaac

Rank and Name, Seaman Second Class Basil Isaac Land.

Unit/Placed in, USS Liscome Bay (CVE-56) Carrier, United States Navy.


Basil is born approx. 1924 in Fort Scott City, Kansas.


Father, Basil I. Land.

Mother, Cora E. Land.

Sister, Mary K. Land.

Brothers, Donald L. and Thomas E. Land.

Wife, Shirley C. Land


Basil enlisted the service in Kansas with service number # 8657169.


Basil was KIA when the USS Liscome Bay was hit by a torpedo made water and sunk on Nov. 25, 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.


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

Courts of the missing.


Thanks to https://www.pacificwrecks.com/ships/usn/CVE-56.html Jean Louis Vijgen, ABMC, https://abmc.gov

P.O.W. info, Wes Injerd and Dwight Rider, http://www.mansell.com/pow-index.html  AirForce, 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/

USS Liscome Bay (CVE-56) Carrier
Casualty List
His rank Seaman Second Class