Robert Archibald Wilson

Robert Archibald Wilson

Birth
New Jersey, USA
Death 15 Jun 1945 (aged 27)
Indonesia
Burial Beverly, Burlington County, New Jersey, USA
Plot F, 1734
Memorial ID 2535083 · View Source
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US Navy WORLD WAR II
Fire Controlman, Robert A. Wilson POW/DIS
Hometown: Weehawken, New Jersey
Ship: USS Perch SS-176
Service # 2233464
Awards: Purple Heart, Prisoner of war Medal, American Defense Service Medal, Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal
Captain: Captain David A. Hurt

Mission: Attack on an enemy troop convoy
Mission Date: 3-Mar-42 SCUTTLED
Location: Java Sea
Cause: Depth charge attack.
Struck: 06/24/1942
Complement: fifty-four enlisted men and five officers,
6 DIED IN CAPTIVITY - PRISONER OF WAR CAMP, MAKASSAR, INDONESIA,

USS Perch was forced to scuttle herself after being mortally wounded in a depth charge attack. All crew members were picked up by the Japanese, and sent to Prisoner of War camps. Six crew members of USS Perch (SS-176) died as Prisoners of War. Fire Controlman Wilson died of Bacterial Dysentery and Pellagra in Service June 15 1945.

Crew of USS Perch Died in Service
Machinist's Mate Charles N. Brown
Pharmacist Philip James Dewes
Chief Electrician's Mate Houston E. Edwards
Machinist's Mate Frank E Mccreary
Chief Machinist's Mate Albert Kenneth Newsome
Fire Controlman Robert A. Wilson


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  • Maintained by: John Dowdy
  • Originally Created by: US Veterans Affairs Office
  • Added: 3 Mar 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 2535083
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Robert Archibald Wilson (26 Oct 1917–15 Jun 1945), Find A Grave Memorial no. 2535083, citing Beverly National Cemetery, Beverly, Burlington County, New Jersey, USA ; Maintained by John Dowdy (contributor 47791572) .