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 Clyde Hillis Biggs

Clyde Hillis Biggs

Birth
Plains, Sanders County, Montana, USA
Death 25 Nov 1945 (aged 37)
At Sea
Burial Santa Nella, Merced County, California, USA
Plot SECTION M2 SITE 65
Memorial ID 366572 · View Source
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Clyde Biggs was a Yeoman on the USS Asheville (PG-21) during WWII, and was lost approximately 300 miles south of Java with his ship, and all but one ship mate, after a battle with two Japanese destroyers on March 3, 1942. This information was not known by the government until after the war. Originally, the Asheville crew was listed as MIA as of March 1, 1942, and officially declared KIA November 25, 1945.

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.

His name is listed on the Tablets of the Missing at the Manilla American Cemetery and Memorial in the Philippines.


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  • Maintained by: SandiMH
  • Originally Created by: US Veterans Affairs Office
  • Added: 25 Feb 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 366572
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Clyde Hillis Biggs (25 Jul 1908–25 Nov 1945), Find A Grave Memorial no. 366572, citing San Joaquin Valley National Cemetery, Santa Nella, Merced County, California, USA ; Maintained by SandiMH (contributor 47783723) .