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Carter, Clifford Stanley

Rank and Name, Lieutenant Junior Grade Clifford Stanley Carter.

Unit/Placed in, Fighter Squadron 84 (VF-84) “Wolf Gang”, United States Naval Reserve.


Clifford is born approx. on 20 Feb. 1924 in Framingham, Massachusetts.

Father, Frederick William Carter Jr .

Mother, Emma Augusta (Stimpson) Carter.

Sister(s), Edith Emily and Marjorie Jean Carter.

Brother(s), William Edwin and Burton Allison Carter.


Clifford enlisted the service in Massachusetts with service number # 0-346718.


Clifford was KIA aboard the USS Bunker Hill when it was attacked by 2 Japanese kamikazes (A6M-Zero) on 11 May 1945, he is honored with an Air Medal with 3 Gold Stars, Distinguished Flying Cross, 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.


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

Courts of the missing.


Thanks to, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/VF-84


Jean Louis Vijgen, ww2-Pacific.com ww2-europe.com

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

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

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

Buried on Sea
Wolf Gang Patch VF-84 Fighter Squadron
Vought F4U Corsair
USS Bunker Hill (CV-17) Carrier (he embarked from)
Japanese Mitsubishi A6M-Zero
USS Bunker Hill's (CV-17) flight deck, looking aft, while her crew was fighting fires caused by two kamikaze hits
Clifford Stanley Carter
His rank Lieutenant Junior Grade