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Parker, William Russell

Rank and Name, Fireman Second Class William Russell Parker.

Unit/Placed in, USS Juneau (CL-52) Cruiser, United States Naval Reserve.


William is born approx. on June 8, 1921 in South Carolina.

Father, Andrew J. Parker.

Mother, Rebecca (Philjaw) Parker.

Sister(s), Ethel, Pauline, Christine and Lorene E. Parker.


William enlisted the service in South Carolina with service number # 6560241.


William was KIA when the USS Juneau (CL-59) was Torpedoed and sunk by Japanese submarine I-26 during Naval Battle of Guadalcanal on 13 November 1942, he is honored with a Purple Heart, Combat Action Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, Expeditionary Medal, American Campaign Medal, Distinguished Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.


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

Walls of the missing.


Thanks to, http://www.navsource.org/archives/04/052/04052.htm

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

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


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

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






USS Juneau (CL-52) Cruiser
The Sullivan Brothers
His rank Fireman Second Class