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Ambrose Jr. , Benjamin Joseph

Rank and Name, Aviation Radioman Third Class Benjamin Joseph Ambrose Jr.

Unit/Placed in, Composite Squadron 39 (VC-39), United States Naval Reserve.

 

Benjamin is born approx. on Feb. 23, 1925 in Plymouth, Pennsylvania.

Father, Benjamin Ambrose.

Mother, Sophie H. (Masgay) Ambrose.

Sister(s), Elizabeth S. Ambrose.

Brother(s), Edward J. Ambrose.

 

Benjamin enlisted the service in Pennsylvania with service number # 6508761.

 

Benjamin was KIA when the Japanese Submarine I-175 torpedoed the USS Liscome Bay (base) and sunk on Feb. 24, 1943, he is honored with a Purple Heart, Combat Action Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, Expeditionary Medal, American Campaign Medal, Distinguished Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.

 

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

Courts of the missing.

 

Thanks to,  https://www.navalaviationmuseum.org/history-up-close/sinking-uss-liscome-bay/

Jean Louis Vijgen, WW2-Pacific Website.

Air Force Info, Rolland Swank.

ABMC Website, https://abmc.gov

Navy Info, http://navylog.navymemorial.org

POW Info, http://www.mansell.com    Dwight Rider and Wes injerd.

Family Info, https://www.familysearch.org

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

Info, https://www.pacificwrecks.com/

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

Website,

Philppine Info, http://www.philippine-scouts.org/

Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com

USS Liscome Bay (CVE-56) Base
Japanese Submarine I-175
Casualty List
His rank Aviation Radioman Third Class