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Taylor, Charles William

Rank and Name, Storekeeper Third Class Charles William Taylor.

Unit/Placed in, USS Lexington (CV-16) Carrier, United States Navy.


Charles is born approx. on 1924 in Pennsylvania.

Father, James W. Taylor.

Mother, Florence J. Taylor.

Son(s), James W. and Frank H. Taylor.


Charles enlisted the service in Ohio with service number # 2838250.


Charles was KIA during the Battle of Leyte gulf when the USS Lexington was Attacked by kamikaze’s on Nov. 5, 1944, 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.


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

Walls of the missing.


Thanks to, https://www.navysite.de/cv/cv16.htm


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

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

Info, https://www.pacificwrecks.com/

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


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

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

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

Buried on Sea
USS Lexington (CV-16) Carrier
Kamikaze Attack
Storekeeper Third Class