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Arthur, Odis W.

Rank and Name, Seaman Second Class Odis W. Arthur.

Unit/Placed in, USS Liscome Bay (CVE-56) Carrier (Composite Squadron 39), United States Navy.


Odis is born approx. on 15 January 1923 in Brady, Texas.

Father, Odis Arthur.

Mother, Carrie Arthur.

Sister(s), Carmen Arthur.

Brother(s), Thomas Arthur.

Spouse, Mary Emalyn.


Odis enlisted the service in Texas with service number # 8413241.


Odis was KIA when the USS Liscome Bay was sunk by the Japanese Sub I-175 on Nov. 24, 1943, 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.


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

Courts of the missing.


Thanks to, https://pacificwrecks.com/ships/usn/CVE-56.html

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 Liscome Bay (CVE56) Carrier
USS Liscome Bay struck by Japanese Torpedoes
His rank Seaman Second Class
Japanese Submarine I-175
Grumman F4F from VC-39