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Clyde Hillis Biggs
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Birth: Jul. 25, 1908
Plains
Sanders County
Montana, USA
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.

 
 
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 Parents:
  James Harvey Biggs (1855 - 1945)
  Adeline Christine O'Neill Biggs (1869 - 1952)
 
 Siblings:
  Hazel Anna Biggs Petersen (1892 - 1963)*
  Clyde Hillis Biggs (1908 - 1945)*
  Clyde Hillis Biggs (1908 - 1945)
 
*Calculated relationship

Y1C, US NAVY
 
Burial:
San Joaquin Valley National Cemetery
Santa Nella
Merced County
California, USA
Plot: SECTION M2 SITE 65
 
Maintained by: SandiMH
Originally Created by: US Veterans Affairs Offi...
Record added: Feb 25, 2000
Find A Grave Memorial# 366572
Clyde Hillis Biggs
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Clyde Hillis Biggs
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 Added: Oct. 30, 2012

- SandiMH
 Added: Oct. 29, 2012
 
 
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