Name and Rank, Aviation Metalsmith Third Class Earl Rolland Walford.
Unit/Placed in, USS Wasp (CV-7) Carrier, United States Navy.
Earl was born approx. on Aug. 3, 1919 in Kansas.
Father, George Walford.
Mother, Ida Mae (Richardson) Walford.
Sisters, Nelly and Mary Allen Walford.
Brothers, George Albert and Richard Hayes Walford.
Earl entered the service from Washington with service number # 3934327.
Earl R. Walford was an Aviation Metalsmith Third Class in the United States Navy.
Earl was KIA when the USS Wasp got a spray of multiple torpedoes from the Japanese I-19 on Sep. 15, 1942, and he is honored with the Purple Heart, Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, Army Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.
Earl is buried at Honolulu Memorial, Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA.
Courts of the Missing
Thanks to http://www.nww2m.com/2012/09/the-uss-wasp-sunk/
Louis Vijgen, WW2-Pacific Website.
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