PERRY COUNTY, KENTUCKY MILITARY LEGACY

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WORLD WAR II UNITED STATES NAVY SHIPS

PERRY COUNTY, KENTUCKY SAILORS AND WAVES

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UNITED STATES NAVY WAVES, WORLD WAR II
~Mary Louise Hall of MASON’S CREEK, wife of Green Farler, who served on the U.S.S. YORKTOWN in WWII.
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H.M.T. ROHNA, a British Transport Ship, carrying over one thousand American Troops, was destroyed by a German Guided Missile Attack; a tragic event that was kept secret for nearly fifty years, Mediterranean Sea, WWII.
~ Arthur Noble of PERRY COUNTY, 853rd Engineer Battalion, Aviation, Corps of Engineers, Killed In Action, Missing, Lost in the Mediterranean Sea on the H.M.T. ROHNA on 27 November 1943.  
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S.S. DAN BEARD (EC2-S-C1), an American Liberty Ship and Steam Ship Merchant Army Transport Service, which was sunk on the 10 December 1944 in a torpedo attack by German Submarine U-1202, WWII.
~ Limuel Brashear of VIPER, Killed In Action-Lost At Sea, S.S. DAN BEARD in the Atlantic on 10 December 1944.
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S.S. LEOPOLDVILLE, a Belgium troop transport carrying American soldiers, sunk in the English Channel by a German submarine on Christmas Eve, 24 December 1944 in WWII.
~ Otis Farler of FARLER, Killed In Action, S.S. LEOPOLDVILLE, a Troop Transport Ship in the English Channel on Christmas, 25 December 1944.

~ John F. Parker of BONNYMAN, Killed In Action, S.S. LEOPOLDVILLE, a Troop Transport Ship in the English Channel on Christmas, 25 December 1944.
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U.S.S. ATLANTIC (CL-51), a light Cruiser, Sunk 13 November 1942, First Naval Battle of Guadalcanal, WWII
~ Paul Fugate of KRYPTON, Missing, Killed In Action on board USS ATLANTIC on 13 November 1942.
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U.S.S. BEBAS (DE-10), Destoryer Escort, U. S. Navy, WWII.
~ James Gladstone Perkins of DAISY, Killed In Action, Buried At Sea, Pacific Ocean on 16 September 1944.
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U.S.S. COOPER (DD-695), Destroyer, Sunk in Battle of Ormoc Bay, Leyte, Philippines on 3 December 1944, WW II.
~ Eugene Woods of VIPER, Survived the sinking of the USS COOPER on 3 December 1944, Wounded.
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U. S. S. CURTISS (AV 4), U. S. Navy, Hit By Kamikaze on 21 June 1945, OKINAWA, WW II.

~ Denver Wells of VIPER, Killed In Action on board USS CURTISS at Okinawa on 21 June 1945.
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U.S.S. HELM (DD-388), a Destroyer, received 11 Battle Stars, WWII.
              ~ Eliga Curt Feltner of KRYPTON, Unknown, Transferred to U.S. Army Hospital,16 January 1943.                              Listed in the Rosters of WWII Dead, but Death Date and Pacific location was unknown.
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U.S.S. HOUSTON CA-30, Heavy Cruiser, U. S. Navy, sunk by the Japanese Navy, 1 March 1942, WWII.
~ Melvin Pete Martin of VICCO, Killed In Action, Lost, U.S.S. HOUSTON, Battle of Sunda Strait, Java Sea, 1 March 1942.
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U.S.S. JACOB JONES, Destroyer, Atlantic, Sunk by German U-boat 578 on 28 February 1942.

~ Ira Ped Fields of CAMPBELL, Missing, Killed In Action on board the USS JACOB JONES, sunk off the Delaware Coast, Atlantic Ocean on 28 February 1942.
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U.S.S. LAGARTO, U.S. Navy Submarine S-3671, Sunk 3 May 1945, U. S. Navy, WWII.
~ Aaron Brock of BIG WILLARD, Missing, Lost in South China Sea, Pacific on 3 May 1945.
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U.S.S. LEXINGTON (Air Group 20) previously named the U.S.S. ESSEX; U.S.S. ENTERPRISE; U.S.S. KWAJALEIN (CVE98); and the U.S.S. PANAY (AG41), WWII.
~ Douglas Wendell Collins of GlOMAWR, Died Non-Battle in Hazard, Kentucky, USA on 27 March 1945.
 
(The military information may NOT be correct.)

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U.S.S. NICHOLSON (DD-442), Destroyer, U. S. Navy, WW II.
~ Earl Fields of FARLER, Survived the War.
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U.S.S. OAHU ARG-5, Auxiliary Repair and Supply Ship, U. S. Navy, WWII.
~ Vernon “Jack” Combs of VICCO, Survived the War.
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U.S.S. PC 1168, U. S. Submarine Chaser, U. S. Navy, WWII.
~ John C. Catron of HAZARD, Killed In Action, Drowned At Sea, Pacific on 17 January 1944.
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U.S.S. PENNSYLVANIA, U.S. Battleship BB-38, Attacked in Dry Dock by Japanese, 7 December 1941 at PEARL HARBOR, U. S. Navy, WWII.
~ William Hurst Rice of DIABLOCK, Killed In Action on board USS PENNSYLVANIA at Pearl Harbor, Territory of Hawaii on 7 December 1941, Day One of WWII.
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U.S.S. SAMUEL B. ROBERTS DE 413, Destroyer Escort, U. S. Navy, Sunk 25 October 1944, Battle of Samar, WWII
~ Fred Kilburn of AVAWAM, Lost At Sea, Killed in Action, Battle of Samar, Pacific Ocean on 25 October 1944.
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U.S.S. SAMUEL S. MILES (DE 183), Destroyer Escort, U. S. Navy, WWII.
~ Ulysses Grant Combs, Jr. of VICCO, Survived the War.
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U.S.S. TRITON, Submarine, Tambor Class, Sunk 15 March 1943, U. S. Navy, WWII.
~ Laurence Shepherd of BLUE DIAMOND, Missing-Killed In Action, Pacific on 15 March 1943
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U.S.S. YORKTOWN (CV-5), Aircraft Carrier, Sunk 7 June 1942, U. S. Navy, WWII.
~Green Farler of MASON’S CREEK, Survived the loss of Yorktown at the Battle of Midway.
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