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Banks, Herman Wilson

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

National Historian

Navy Seal Memorial,  http://www.navysealmemorials.com

Family Info, https://www.familysearch.org

Info, https://www.pacificwrecks.com/

Medals Info, https://www.honorstates.org

Website,

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

Tank Destroyers, http://www.bensavelkoul.nl/

USS St. Lo (CVE-63) Carrier
USS St. Lo hit by Kamikaze
Mitsubishi A6M2 Zero (Kamikaze Plane)
St. Lo Memorial
His rank Electrician's Mate Second Class
His Purple Heart