|Birth: ||May 30, 1924|
Rhode Island, USA
|Death: ||Mar. 30, 1944, Palau|
The son of Thomas & Leah Conlen, he grew up in Providence and on Doric Avenue in Cranston. He graduated from Cranston High School in 1941 and enlisted in the Navy that June.
He was killed, along with Lt. J.G. Jarrel Scott Jenkins and radioman Louis James Sumers, when their plane took off from the U.S.S. Cabot to attack the Japanese and crashed into the waters near the island of Palau. He was declared dead in 1946.
In January 1988 fisherman discovered and reported finding the wreckage of the plane.
At the time his remains were recovered and identified he had three sisters living, Pauline Johnson, Merriam Whiting and Virginia Martin.
His name is listed here on the Tablets of the Missing with a rosette, signifying his remains were recovered. He is buried at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia, sharing a grave with the other two crewmen who died with him. He also has a cenotaph at St. Francis Cemetery in Pawtucket, Rhode Island.
AVN MACHINIST'S MATE 1C, USN, RHODE ISLAND
Manila American Cemetery and Memorial
National Capital Region, Philippines
Plot: Name is listed on the Tablets of the Missing with a Rosette, signifying Remains Recovered.
Maintained by: Jen Snoots
Originally Created by: CWGC/ABMC
Record added: Aug 08, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 56781774