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Yn1 Clyde Hillis Biggs
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Birth: Jul. 25, 1908
Plains
Sanders County
Montana, USA
Death: Nov. 25, 1945, At Sea

Clyde Biggs 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, Clyde and his shipmates were officially considered Killed In Action (Buried at Sea).

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.

Memorial marker for him at
San Joaquin Valley National Cemetery
Santa Nella Village
Merced County
California, USA
Plot: M2, 0, 65

 
 
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 Parents:
  James Harvey Biggs (1855 - 1945)
  Adeline Christine O'Neill Biggs (1869 - 1952)
 
 Siblings:
  Myrtle Lenore Biggs Johnson (1888 - 1972)*
  Hazel Anna Biggs Petersen (1892 - 1963)*
  Clyde Hillis Biggs (1908 - 1945)*
  Clyde Hillis Biggs (1908 - 1945)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Note: Entered the service from Washington.
 
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# 56781183
Yn1 Clyde Hillis Biggs
Added by: JimO
 
Yn1 Clyde Hillis Biggs
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- JimO
 Added: Apr. 3, 2015
Clyde Biggs served on the USS Asheville, a gun boat, during World War II.
- Judy Richards
 Added: Apr. 17, 2013
The World War II Victory Medal is a decoration of the United States military which was created by an act of Congress in July 1945. The decoration commemorates military service during World War II and is awarded to any member of the United States military,...(Read more)
- Judy Richards
 Added: Apr. 17, 2013
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