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Wilson, Benny Lawrence

Rank and Name, Storekeeper Third Class Benny Lawrence Wilson.

Unit/Placed in, USS Morrison (DD-560) Destroyer, United States Naval Reserve.


Benny is born approx. on 5 June 1917 in Ferris, Texas.

Father, John Robins Wilson.

Mother, Inez Tatum (Stovall) Wilson.

Sister(s), Grace Truman, Lessie Pearl, Kathy Ruth, Jennie Laura, Mary Pauline and Hele Josephine Wilson.

Brother(s), John Ross and Billie Wilson.


Benny enlisted the service in Texas with service number # 6162112.


Benny was KIA On Picket Duty with the USS Morrison they were attacked by various planes and was sunk (Quick) by 3 Kamikaze (Biplane Aichi D1A) on May 4, 1945, 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.


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

Courts of the missing.

Benny also has a Memorial Grave at Ferris Memorial Park North

Ferris, Ellis County, Texas, USA.


Thanks to, https://www.kamikazeimages.net/stories/morrison/index.htm


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

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 Morrison (DD-560) Destroyer
Painting on Taffey Duty
Japanese Biplane Aichi D1A
Location wreck
Benny Lawrence Wilson
His rank Store Keeper Third Class