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Taylor, Charles Benton

Rank and Name, Electrician’s Mate Third Class Charles Benton Taylor.

Unit/Placed in, USS Arizona (BB-39) Battleship, United States Navy.

 

Charles is born approx. on 9 June 1921 in Kansas.

Father, Charles Andrew Taylor.

Mother, Aggie Caroline (Gregory) Taylor.

Brother(s), Thaddeus, James Palmer Gregory, Tolbert and John Taylor.

 

Charles enlisted the service in Illinois with service number # 3213645.

 

Charles was KIA during the Japanese Air Raid on Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941, 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.

 

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

Courts of the missing.

Charles is also mentioned at USS Arizona Memorial, Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, VS.

Charles also has a Memorial Grave at Boone Creek Cemetery

Licking, Texas County, Missouri, USA.

 

Thanks to, https://www.nps.gov/valr/learn/historyculture/ussarizonacasualties.htm

https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/details/LB4T-6XL

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

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USS Arizona (BB-39) Battleship
Crew
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Memorial
Names Crew
Charles Benton Taylor
His rank Electrician's Mate Second Class
Pearl Harbor Map