Rank and Name, Electrician’s Mate Second Class Herman Wilson Banks.
Unit/Placed in, USS St Lo (CVE-63) Carrier, Unit States Navy.
Herman is born approx. on 1920 in Kentucky.
Father, James Banks.
Sister(s), Fannie Banks.
Brother(s), Robert Banks.
Herman enlisted the service in Ohio with service number # 2796821.
Herman was KIA when the USS St. Lo came under attacked from a Kamikaze on Battle of Samar 25 October, 1944, 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.
Herman is buried/mentioned at Manila American Cemetery and Memorial Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines.
Walls of the missing.
Thanks to, https://www.wrecksite.eu/wreck.aspx?59635
Jean Louis Vijgen, ww2-Pacific.com and Europe 1940-1945 on Facebook.
Air Force Info, Rolland Swank.
ABMC Website, https://abmc.gov
Marines Info, https://missingmarines.com/ Geoffrey Roecker
Seabees History Bob Smith https://seabeehf.org/
Navy Info, http://navylog.navymemorial.org
POW Info, http://www.mansell.com Dwight Rider and Wes injerd.
Philippine Info, http://www.philippine-scouts.org/ Robert Capistrano
Navy Seal Memorial, http://www.navysealmemorials.com
Family Info, https://www.familysearch.org
Medals Info, https://www.honorstates.org
Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com
Tank Destroyers, http://www.bensavelkoul.nl/