|Birth: ||Dec. 16, 1924|
|Death: ||Nov. 7, 1944, Japan|
Quartermaster Third Class Harrell's life was lost on November 7, 1944 along with 85 other crewmen due to the sinking of the submarine USS Albacore by a mine off northern Japan. He was awarded the Purple Heart.
James Kenneth Harrell was born December 16, 1924 on the family farm nine miles south of Blanchard, two miles south of the Dibble Crossroads. He was the sixth child of Maxey and Grace Ann Harrell. Ken attended Oak Hurst School through fifth grade. His family moved to Purcell in November, 1936. He graduated from Purcell High School in May 1942.
After graduation, Ken worked in Los Angeles, California in war-related employment for several months. In January 1943, he returned home to enlist in the U.S. Navy. After a few months training at San Diego, California, he was sent overseas. He was serving on board the USS Albacore when the submarine was sunk by a mine on November 7, 1944.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Grace Ann Harrell, and two brothers who died in infancy. He was survived by his father, Maxey Harrell, and three sisters, Christine Peters, Maxine Williams, and Wanda Copenhaver.
Maxey Harrell (1888 - 1958)
Grace Ann Bond Harrell (1895 - 1938)
William Manton Harrell (1915 - 1915)*
Christine Harrell Peters (1916 - 2003)*
Dick Merrell Harrell (1921 - 1921)*
James Kenneth Harrell (1924 - 1944)
James Kenneth Harrell (1924 - 1945)*
Note: Entered the service from Oklahoma.
Maintained by: Jeanie Peters Sisson
Originally Created by: CindyS
Record added: Oct 05, 2008
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