Advertisement

Ens Richard Merrill Rowell

Advertisement

Ens Richard Merrill Rowell

Birth
Sonoma, Sonoma County, California, USA
Death 8 May 1942 (aged 25)
Memorial Site* Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, Philippines

* A structure erected in honor of someone whose remains lie elsewhere.

Plot No Known Grave; name is listed on the Tablets of the Missing.
Memorial ID 55881834 View Source
Suggest Edits

Ensign, United States Naval Reserve. Son of Maurice H. Rowell and Agnes M. Rowell. Entered the service from California in 1939; commissioned in the Naval Reserve, Ausust 1940; assigned as a pilot to the USS Lexington, November 1940. Missing in Action during the Battle of the Coral Sea. Awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross with Gold Star (in lieu of a second DFC) and the Purple Heart. The destroyer USS Richard M. Rowell (DE-403) was named in his honor; it served from 1943 to 1946 and was awarded six battle stars.


Family Members

Parents

Flowers

In their memory
Plant Memorial Trees

Advertisement