Lee, Arthur, S2c Fallen
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Last Rank
Seaman Second Class (E-2)
Last Primary Designator/NEC
Last Rating/NEC Group
Last Duty Station
1945-1945, USS Kidd (DD-661)
Service Years
1944 - 1945
Unofficial US Navy Certificates
Order of the Golden Dragon
Neptune Subpoena

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Home State
New York
New York
Year of Birth
Casualty Info
Home Town
Last Address

Casualty Date
Apr 11, 1945
Hostile, Died
Other Explosive Device
World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Okinawa Gunto operation
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

 Unofficial Badges 

Order of the Shellback Order of the Golden Dragon

 Military Association Memberships
Military Order of Foreign Wars of the United StatesThe National Association of Destroyer Veterans (Tin Can Sailors)Military Order of the Purple HeartMilitary Order of the World Wars (MOWW)
  1941, Military Order of Foreign Wars of the United States [Verified]
  1945, The National Association of Destroyer Veterans (Tin Can Sailors) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  1945, Military Order of the Purple Heart - Assoc. Page
  1945, Military Order of the World Wars (MOWW)

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 Duty Stations
Naval Training Center (NTC)/NTC BainbridgeUSS Kidd (DD-661)
  1944-1945, Naval Training Center (NTC)/NTC Bainbridge
  1945-1945, USS Kidd (DD-661)
 Recruit Training - Trainee/Instructor
  1944, Recruit Training (NTS Bainbridge, MD), A
 Combat and Operations History
  1945-1945 Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Okinawa Gunto operation
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

                                    USS KIDD (DD-661)


 a Fletcher-class destroyer, was the first ship of the United States Navy to be named for Rear Admiral Isaac C. Kidd, who died on the bridge of his flagship USS Arizona during the attack on Pearl Harbor.


Kidd sailed 19 February 1945, to join Task Force 58 (TF 58) for the invasion of Okinawa. Trained and battlewise, Kidd played a key role during the first days of the Okinawa campaign, screening battleships, bombarding key targets ashore, rescuing downed pilots, sinking floating mines, providing early warning of raids, guarding heavily damaged Franklin (CV-13), and shooting down kamikazes.

While on picket station 11 April 1945, Kidd and her division mates, USS Black, USS Bullard, and USS Chauncey, with the help of Combat Air Patrol, repelled three air raids. That afternoon a single enemy plane crashed into Kidd, killing 38 men and wounding 55. As the destroyer headed south to rejoin the task group, her effective fire drove off enemy planes trying to finish her.

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