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Land, William Clarence

Rank and Name, Machinist’s Mate First Class William Clarence Land.

Unit/Placed in, USS Morrison (DD-560) Destroyer, United States Navy.


William is born approx. on Feb. 25, 1924 in Tarrant County Texas.


Parents and Siblings, No Record Available.


William enlisted the service in Texas with service number # 3564954.


William was KIA when the USS Morrison was on radar picket duty it was attacked by several Kamikaze plane’s on May 4, 1945, he is honored with a Purple Heart, Combat Action Ribbon, The Meritorious Medal,  Good Conduct Medal, Expeditionary Medal, Distinguished Unit Citation, American Campaign Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.


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

Courts of the missing.


Thanks to http://destroyerhistory.org/fletcherclass/ussmorrison/ 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/

USS Morrison (DD-560) Destroyer
Meritourious Medal
His rank Motormachinist's Mate First Class