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Appleton, Charles Whitney

Rank and Name, Ship’s Cook Third Class Charles Whitney Appleton.

Unit/Placed in, USS Scorpion (SS-278) Submarine, United States Navy.


Charles is born approx. on June 15, 1922 in Salem, Massachusetts.

Father, Charles R. Appleton.

Mother, Mildred (Bick) Appleton.

Sister(s), Madeline E. and Dorothy Appleton.


Charles enlisted the service in Massachusetts with service number # 2030975.


Charles died when the Sub got lost (cause unknown) on Feb. 1, 1944(declared dead on Jan. 11, 1946), 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.


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

Walls of the missing.


Thanks to, http://www.oneternalpatrol.com/appleton-c-w.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

USS Scorpion (SS-278) Submarine
His rank Ship Cook Third Class
Charles Whitney Appleton