South Carolina World War II Navy and Marine Casualties

Dead Prisoners of War
Transcribed and contributed to Genealogy Trails by Dena Thomason-Whitesell

State Summary of War Casualties from World War II for Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard Personnel from South Carolina, 1946
Creator: Department of the Navy. Bureau of Naval Personnel. (1942-09/18/1947) 

This list identifies those men on active duty with the United States Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard, whose deaths resulted directly from enemy action or from operational activities against the enemy in war zones from December 7, 1941, to the end of World War II. Casualties which occurred in the United States, or as a result of disease, homicide, or suicide anywhere are not included. Entries in the list are arranged into the following sections: Dead (Combat), Dead (Prison Camp), Missing, Wounded and Released Prisoners, and thereunder alphabetically by name. The list includes the rank of the decedent, and the name, address and relationship of next-of-kin.  

Prisoner of War Record, Died or Killed in Prisoner of War Status, page 25

Buckler, Demarre, Boatswain, USN. Wife, Mrs. Margaret Buckler, 28 Carolina Ave., Navy Yard, Charleston
Dyer, William Harold, Radioman 2c, USN. Parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Dyer, Box 206, Piedmont.
Ginsberg, Robert, Chief Torpedoman, USN. Wife, Mrs. Mary Louise Ginsberg, 6 Water St., Charleston.
Green, Jame Holt, Lieutenant, USNR. Parents, Mr. and Mrs. Walter G. Green, 62 S. Battery, Charleston
Johnson, Edward Irvin, Storekeeper 3c, USN. Father, Mr. Irvin Johnson, Post Office, Navy Yard.
Peters, Raymond Charles, Chief Watertender, USN. Wife, Mrs. Florine Peters, Mount Pleasant.
Ussery, Frank, Platoon Sgt., USMC. Father, Mr. Benjamin F. Ussery, 366 Hampton St., Rock Hill.
Walker, George Murray, Cpl., USMC. Sister, Mrs. Frances Guiant, c/o Mrs. Ed V. Perry, Rt. 3, Walterboro.

Released From Prison Camps, page 25

Anderson, Wayne Ellie, Torpedoman's Mate 1c, USN. Mother, Mrs. Janie Anderson, 903 3d St., Columbia.
oudolf, Joseph Louis, Carpenter's Mate 1c. USN. Parents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Boudolf, 17 Washington St., Charleston.
Burnett, Wilburn, Machinist, USN. Mother, Mrs. Henrietta Burnett, Inman.
Coburn, Deas Alexander, Pharmacist's Mate 2c, USN. Mother, Mrs. Beulah A. Coburn, 533 Rutledge Ave., Charleston.
Cooper, Claude Bernard, Yeoman 1c, USN. Parents, Mr. and Mrs. Claude Porter, Cooper, Rt. 3, Spartanburg.
Cox, Thomas Paul, Seaman 2c, USN. Parents, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Cox, Simpsonville.
cker, Ralph James, Boatswain's Mate 2c, USN. Mother, Mrs. Agnes Young, 791 Fulton St., Spartanburg.
Ellison, John Henry, Cpl., USMC. Parents, Mr. and Mrs. Earnest Ellison, 208 Park St., Ninety Six.
Fulton, Robert Burwell, II, Lieutenant, USN. Wife, Mrs. Frances McCarley Fulton, 86 S. Battery, Charleston.
Harris, Otto Bennefield, Seaman 2c, USN. Mother, Mrs. Maggie Lee Harris, 56 Perry Ave., West Greenville.
Huffman, Forest, Platoon Sgt., USMC. Mother, Mrs. Vassie Huffman, 17 Elm St., Lancaster.
McWhorter, James Cecil, Seaman 2c, USN. Father, Mr. Jessie E. McWhorter, Rt. 2 Liberty.
Merritt, Charlie D., Pfc., USMCR. Wife, Mrs. Charlie D. Merritt, 520 Hampton Ave., Greenville.
Muldrow, James Carol, Jr., Seaman 2c, USN. Parents, Mr. and Mrs. Edward William Surles, 1215 McSwean St., Florence.
Olasky, Charles, Chief Yeoman, USN. Wife, Mrs. Corrine V. Olasky, 26 Mary St., Charleston.
Platt, Wesley McCoy, Captain, USMC. Parents, Mr. and Mrs. William W. Platt, Rt. 2, Summerville.
Pursley, Lester Frank, Chief Torpedoman's Mate, USN. Brother, Mr. A. B. Pursley, 517 College Ave., Rock Hill.
Roberts, Austin John Vannie, 1st Sgt., USMC. Father, Mr. William E. Roberts; Kershaw.
Salley, Ansel Arthur, Pharmacist's Mate 1c USN. Brother, Mr. Sumpter Salley, Jr., 1216 Pickens, St., Columbia.
Storey, James Wilson, Chief Pharmacist's Mate, USN. Wife, Mrs. Edna Gertrude Storey, 621 Sumter St., Columbia.
Vinson, Lonnie, Seaman 2c, USN. Parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jack Vinson, Lando.
Wood, Jeff Calvin, Pvt., USMCR. Sister, Mrs. Grover R. Smith, 29 Ames St., Seneca.

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