Plant, Harry, ARM1c

Deceased
 
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Last Rank
Petty Officer First Class
Last Primary NEC
ARM-0000-Aviation Radioman
Last Rating/NEC Group
Aviation Radioman
Primary Unit
1944-1945, Sp(G), VP-692 Privateer
Service Years
1942 - 1945
Official/Unofficial US Navy Certificates
Order of the Golden Dragon
Neptune Subpoena
Plank Owner
ARM-Aviation Radioman
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Home State
Georgia
Georgia
Year of Birth
1922
 
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Contact Info
Home Town
Columbus
Last Address
Daytona Beach, FL

Date of Passing
Jan 18, 2005
 
Location of Interment
Florida National Cemetery - Bushnell, Florida
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

WW II Honorable Discharge Pin Navy Aerial Gunner (WWII)


 Unofficial Badges 

Order of the Shellback US Naval Reserve Honorable Discharge Order of the Golden Shellback Order of the Golden Dragon




 Military Association Memberships
WW II Memorial National Registry
  2008, WW II Memorial National Registry [Verified]


 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

Bombing Squadron Nineteen
1943-1944


Why is America lucky enough to have such men?
They leave this tiny ship and fly against the enemy.
Then they must seek the ship, lost somewhere on the sea.
And when they find it, they have to land upon its pitching deck.
Where did we get such men?

James A. Michener

   

CURTISS SB2C-3 HELLDIVER

   
Other Comments:
Harry Jackson "Jack" Plant, age 82 of Daytona Beach, Fl., passed away Tuesday at Florida Hospital-Ormond after a long illness.
Mr. Plant was born June 28, 1922 in Columbus, Ga. to Luther Sarge and Goldie Jewell Plant. He was a Navy veteran of WW II. He was an ARM1/c, serving with a SB2C Helldiver squadron attached to USS Lexington. Mr. Plant participated in many campaigns in the Pacific including the battles of Leyte Gulf and the Philippine Sea. He was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross
and several Air medals, Presidential Unit Citation and the WW II Victory medal, among others.
Mr. Plant worked for the Western Union Telegraph Co. where he retired as Regional Sales Manager after 39 years of service in 1977. He then went to work for Siemens AG as Regional Sales Manager where he retired in 1984.
He was a Pioneer member of Bent Tree Country Club in Jasper, Ga. where he lived from 1971 until he moved to Daytona Beach in 2004. Mr. Plant enjoyed reading and writing histories of the Plant and Vaughn families and he also wrote a book of his experiences in World War II.
Survivors include his wife of 43 years, Caroline; sons, the Rev. Jackson Plant, Crofton, Md., William Plant, Woodstock, and Robert Plant, Tallahassee, Fl.; daughter, Barbara Loper, Ocean Springs, Ms.; sisters,
Kathryn Phillips and Ellen Plant, Columbus, Ga. Five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren also survive. Two brothers, Denton and Robert Plant,
preceded him in death.
Interment will be at National Cemetery in Bushnell, Fl. at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in his name to the American Heart Association.
   
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 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1942, Recruit Training (Norfolk, VA)
 Duty Stations
(ARM) Aviation Radioman SchoolSchool Assignments - StaffNAS Jacksonville FLVB-19
USS Lexington (CV-16)VP-692 Privateer
  1942-1942, 00-0000, (ARM) Aviation Radioman School
  1942-1942, ARM-0000, Aviation Gunners School
  1942-1943, ARM-0000, NAS Jacksonville FL
  1943-1944, ARM-0000, VB-19
  1944-1944, ARM-0000, USS Lexington (CV-16)
  1944-1945, Sp(G), VP-692 Privateer
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1943-1943 Gilbert Islands Operation/Battle of Tarawa
  1943-1944 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Northern Solomon Islands Campaign (1943-44)
  1944-1944 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater
  1944-1944 Mariana and Palau Islands Campaign (1944)/Battle of Philippine Sea
  1944-1944 Mariana and Palau Islands Campaign (1944)/Battle of Guam
  1944-1944 Marshall Islands Operation (1944)/Battle of Kwajalein Atoll (Operation Flintlock)
  1944-1944 Leyte Campaign (1944)/Battle of Leyte Gulf
  1944-1944 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Mariana and Palau Islands Campaign (1944)
  1945-1945 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Okinawa Gunto Operation
  1945-1945 Luzon Campaign (1944-45)/Battle for Liberation of Manila
  1945-1945 Southern Philippines Campaign (1945)/Battle of Mindanao
  1945-1945 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Surrender of Japan, End of WWII
 Colleges Attended 
University of Georgia
  1945-1947, University of Georgia
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