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Arthur, Philip John

Rank and Name, Electrician’s Mate First Class Philip John Arthur.

Unit/Placed in, USS Ommaney Bay (CVE-79) Carrier, United States Navy.

 

Philip is born approx. on 1913 in California.

Father, Sid Arthur.

Mother, Minnie Arthur.

Parents born in Arabia.

Brother(s), Frederick Arthur.

 

Philip enlisted the service in California with service number # 3776794.

 

Philip was KIA when the USS Ommaney Bay was struck by a Kamikaze, that sustained in heavy fire’s on Jan. 4, 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.

 

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

Walls of the missing.

 

Thanks to, http://www.wrecksite.eu/wreck.aspx?59770

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,

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

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

USS Ommaney Bay ((CVE-97) Carrier
Under fire
Kamikaze Hit
His rank Electrician's Mate First Class