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