Stanley, Forest Glen, ARM1c

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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
1942-1942, ARM-0000, USS Yorktown (CV-5)
Service Years
1940 - 1942
ARM-Aviation Radioman

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Casualty Info
Home Town
Ridgeway, MO
Last Address
Grant, MO

Casualty Date
Nov 14, 1942
Hostile-Body Not Recovered
Unknown, Not Reported
Pacific Ocean
World War II
Location of Interment
Ridgeway Cemetery - Ridgeway, Missouri
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Last Known Activity

The only information available about ARM1c Stanley is that he was a member of VB-10 aboard the USS Yorktown (CV-3) and flew on many missions, one of which led to him being awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross. No details are given about how he lost his life. Forty-one planes from three different aircraft carriers were involved in missions and only 6 of the 41 returned. The Yorktown was under heavy attack and received a lot of damage, later sinking. It is not known whether ARM1c Stanley was aboard one of the planes that never returned or was killed abourd the ship.

Service number: 3422148

Distinguished Flying Cross
The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Aviation Radioman Second Class Forest G. Stanley (NSN: 3422148), United States Navy, for heroism and extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight while serving as rear seat gunner in an airplane of a Scouting Squadron in action against Japanese forces in the Coral Sea on 8 May 1942. While his squadron was engaged in a dive-bombing attack upon an enemy aircraft carrier he calmly and accurately aimed his machine gun and fired at an attacking enemy Japanese fighter, causing it to crash into the sea. By his alertness and courage in a critical situation, Aviation Radioman Second Class Stanley, in addition to saving the life of his pilot and preventing the destruction of his plane, contributed materially to the success of our naval forces in the Battle of the Coral Sea.
General Orders: Bureau of Naval Personnel Information Bulletin No. 309 (December 1942) & 320 (November 1943)
Action Date: May 8, 1942
Service: Navy
Rank: Aviation Radioman Second Class
Company: Scouting Squadron
Division: U.S.S. Yorktown (CV-5)

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 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1940, Recruit Training (Great Lakes, IL)
 Duty Stations
US NavyNAS San DiegoVB-10USS Yorktown (CV-5)
  1940-1940, AS-0000, NTS Great Lakes, IL
  1940-1941, NAS San Diego
  1942-1942, ARM-0000, VB-10
  1942-1942, ARM-0000, USS Yorktown (CV-5)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1942-1942 Central Pacific Campaign (1941-43)/Battle of Midway
  1942-1942 Central Pacific Campaign (1941-43)/Battle of the Coral Sea
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Aug 30, 1940, Promoted to S2c
  Nov 13, 1942, Navy Men Decorated1
  Nov 15, 2017, General Photos
 Military Association Memberships
World War II FallenThe National Gold Star Family RegistryUnited States Navy Memorial The National Purple Heart Hall of Honor
WW II Memorial National Registry
  2017, World War II Fallen
  2017, The National Gold Star Family Registry
  2017, United States Navy Memorial - Assoc. Page
  2017, The National Purple Heart Hall of Honor [Verified]
  2017, WW II Memorial National Registry
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