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Taylor, Cecil Luther

Rank and Name, Seaman First Class Cecil Luther Taylor.

Unit/Placed in, USS Houston (CA-30) Cruiser, United States Navy United States Navy.


Cecil is born approx. on 22 Jan. 1921 in Amarillo, Texas.

Father, Horace Luther Taylor.

Mother, Myrtle Taylor.

Sister(s), Marjorie Taylor.

Brother(s), Chester Taylor.


Cecil enlisted the service in Texas with service number # 3562289.


Cecil was KIA when the USS Houston was attacked by numerous Japanese Planes and they hit at one of the Turrets in the Battle of Sunda Strait, on 1 March 1942, 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.


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

Walls of the missing.


Thanks to, http://www.usshouston.org/


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


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

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

USS Houston (CA30) Cruiser
USS Houston and HMAS Perth Memorial at Arlington Cemetery
Location wreck
His rank Seaman Class
USS Houston in China