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F1 Benjamin Ralph Broiles
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Birth: Jun. 30, 1921
Los Angeles County
California, USA
Death: Nov. 25, 1945, At Sea


Benjamin Broiles served on the USS Asheville, a gun boat, during World War II. On March 3 of 1942, the ship was engaged by two enemy destroyers and was sunk approximately 300 miles south of Java. All personnel were considered Missing In Action. It was later learned one survivor, FM/2c Fred Brown, was pulled from the water. Brown died, March 1945, in a POW camp in the Celebes, N.E.I., but not before telling the story of what had happened to the Asheville. After the war, a fellow POW reported Brown's tale to the US Navy. November 25, 1945, Benjamin and his shipmates were officially considered Killed In Action (Buried at Sea).

Name: BROILES, BENJAMIN RALPH
Service Branch: NAVY
Rank: FIREMAN FIRST CLASS
Date of Death: 0000-00-00
Hostile: Kia
Home of Record City/County: San Bernardino
Home of Record State: California
PARENTS MR AND MRS ARTHUR LOUIS BROILES RT 1 BOX 27, Fontana
Conflict: WWII
 
 
Note: Entered the service from California.
 
Burial:
Manila American Cemetery and Memorial
Manila
Metro Manila
National Capital Region, Philippines
Plot: Tablets of the Missing
 
Maintained by: SandiMH
Originally Created by: CWGC/ABMC
Record added: Aug 08, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 56754581
F1 Benjamin Ralph Broiles
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 Added: May. 29, 2013
 
 
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