Alexander, James Shirley, EM2c

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Last Rank
Petty Officer Second Class
Last Primary NEC
EM-0000-Electrician's Mate
Last Rating/NEC Group
Electrician's Mate
Primary Unit
1942-1944, EM-0000, USS Scorpion (SS-278)
Service Years
1940 - 1944
EM-Electrician's Mate

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Year of Birth
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Detroit, MI
Last Address
Detroit, MI

Casualty Date
Feb 01, 1944
Hostile-Body Not Recovered
Other Explosive Device
Pacific Ocean
World War II
Location of Interment
Manila American Cemetery and Memorial - Manila, Philippines
Wall/Plot Coordinates

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 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

USS Scorpion (SS-278) began her last war patrol on 5 December 1943 and was last heard from on 5 January 1944. She was declared lost on 6 March 1944, presumed to have been sunk by Japanese mine. Electrian's Mate 2nd Class Alexander was listed as Missing in Action and later declared dead 11 January 1946.

Service number: 3115012

 Ribbon Bar
Submarine Enlisted Badge
Submarine Combat Patrol Badge - 3 Patrols

 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
USS Saratoga (CV-3)NAVSUBASE New London/GrotonUSS Scorpion (SS-278)
  1941-1942, EM-0000, USS Saratoga (CV-3)
  1942-1942, EM-0000, NAVSUBASE New London/Groton
  1942-1944, EM-0000, USS Scorpion (SS-278)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1942-1942 Central Pacific Campaign (1941-43)/Air Strikes on Marcus and Wake Islands
  1944-1944 USS Scorpion (SS-278)
 Military Association Memberships
World War II FallenWWII Memorial National RegistryThe National Purple Heart Hall of HonorUnited States Navy Memorial
The National Gold Star Family Registry
  2017, World War II Fallen
  2018, WWII Memorial National Registry
  2018, The National Purple Heart Hall of Honor [Verified]
  2018, United States Navy Memorial - Assoc. Page
  2018, The National Gold Star Family Registry
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