|Death: ||May 7, 1942, At Sea|
Son of Mr. Sylvester C. Bell, Sr. who resided in Bowie, Prince George's County, Maryland during the war.
Sylvester served as a Radioman, Third Class, USS Sims (DD-409), U.S. Navy during World War II.
He was declared "Missing In Action" when the Sims was sunk in the Battle of The Coral Sea when three 250 kg (551 lb) bombs from Japanese Val dive bombers hit the destroyer during the war. He was awarded a Purple Heart.
Service # 2563423
Note: Entered the service from Maryland.
Manila American Cemetery and Memorial
National Capital Region, Philippines
Plot: Tablets of the Missing
Maintained by: Russ Pickett
Originally Created by: CWGC/ABMC
Record added: Aug 08, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 56772173