Rank and Name, Steward’s Mate Second Class Clarence Wilbert Oakes.
Unit/Placed in, USS Pensacola (CA-24) Cruiser, United States Naval Reserve.
Clarence was born approx. on 1913 in Pennsylvania.
Father, Robert Oakes.
Mother, Edith Oakes.
Sister, Agnes Oakes.
Clarence entered the service from Pennsylvania with service number # 6537115.
Clarence W. Oakes was a Steward’s Mate 2nd Class in the United States Navy.
Clarence was KIA during the Iwo Jima mission when the USS Pensacola took six hits by Coastal Fire, Three officers and 14 men were killed on Feb. 17, 1945, and he is honored with the Purple Heart, Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, Army Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.
Clarence is buried at Honolulu Memorial, Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA.
Courts of the Missing.
Jean Louis Vijgen, WW2-Pacific Website.
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