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Apple, James Edgar

Rank and Name, Seaman Second Class James Edgar Apple.

Unit/Placed in, USS Colorado (BB-45) Battleship, United States Naval Reserve.


James is born approx. on 1926 in Oregon.

Father, Ed O. Apple.

Mother, Charlotte E. Apple.

Brother(s), Jerome O. Apple.


James enlisted the service in Oregon with service number # 7820685.


James died when the USS Colorado came under accidental gunfire at Lingayen Gulf on Jan. 9, 1945, he is honored with a Purple Heart, Combat Action Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, Expeditionary Medal, American Campaign Medal, Navy & Marine Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.


James is buried/mentioned at Manila American Cemetery and Memorial Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines.

Walls of the missing.

He also has a Memorial Grave at Belcrest Memorial Park, Salem, Marion County, Oregon, USA.


Thanks to, http://www.navsource.org/archives/01/45a.htm http://www.maritimequest.com/warship_directory/us_navy_pages/uss_colorado_bb45_roll_of_honor.htm

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


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

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

Buried on Sea
USS Colorado (BB-45) Battleship
USS Colorado Memorial
His rank Seaman Second Class