|Birth: ||Jul. 25, 1908|
|Death: ||Nov. 25, 1945, At Sea|
Clyde Biggs was a Yeoman on the USS Asheville (PG-21) during WWII, and was lost approximately 300 miles south of Java with his ship, and all but one ship mate, after a battle with two Japanese destroyers on March 3, 1942. This information was not known by the government until after the war. Originally, the Asheville crew was listed as MIA as of March 1, 1942, and officially declared KIA November 25, 1945.
Navy records show next of kin as his parents: Mr. and Mrs. James Harvey Biggs, San Francisco
According to a family researcher, Clyde was married in Shanghai about 1940 (to a Russian woman), but later divorced.
VA shows his birth month as above, family researchers in the internet list it as June.
His name is listed on the Tablets of the Missing at the Manilla American Cemetery and Memorial in the Philippines.
James Harvey Biggs (1855 - 1945)
Adeline Christine O'Neill Biggs (1869 - 1952)
Hazel Anna Biggs Petersen (1892 - 1963)*
Clyde Hillis Biggs (1908 - 1945)*
Clyde Hillis Biggs (1908 - 1945)
Y1C, US NAVY
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