Benjamin Jackson Lee Franklin

Benjamin Jackson Lee Franklin

Birth
Campbellsville, Taylor County, Kentucky, USA
Death 13 Sep 1989 (aged 81)
Chatsworth, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Burial Chatsworth, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Plot Pioneer, Lot 590, Grave 1
Memorial ID 164028608 · View Source
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Lieutenant,USN- Retired Navy with 20 Years and 25 Days. Served as Commanding Officer LST-6 Tank Landing Ship during the invasion of Normandy on June 6, 1946. Awarded Bronze Star for going ashore during Normandy invasion and bringing some wounded soldiers to safety.

Enlisted on Nov 22, 1927 at Louisville, KY, was a Chief, and then commissioned as an officer on July 15, 1942 as a Lt. and was the first CO of the new ship LST-6. Retired on Dec 7, 1948.

Lt. Franklin served on the following ships during his career:

USS Paul Hamilton
USS Badger
USS Pegasus
USS Harry Lee
USS Leary
USS Hannibal
USS Arkansas
USS LST-6
USS Owl
USS LST-70
USS Tabora
USS Omaha
USS Noble


Married in Kenosha, Wisconsin to Vivian Mae York on 12 Aug 1948. Was stationed at Great Lakes Naval Base, IL at time of marriage.




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  • Created by: Steve Franklin
  • Added: 6 Jun 2016
  • Find a Grave Memorial 164028608
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Benjamin Jackson Lee Franklin (2 Dec 1907–13 Sep 1989), Find a Grave Memorial no. 164028608, citing Oakwood Memorial Park, Chatsworth, Los Angeles County, California, USA ; Maintained by Steve Franklin (contributor 48149377) .