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S1 Wilfred Alcide LaPlante

S1 Wilfred Alcide LaPlante

Death 19 Mar 1945 (aged 30)
Cenotaph Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA
Plot Courts of the Missing
Memorial ID 56113668 · View Source
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Son of Mr. & Mrs. Oscar La Plante.

Wilfred served as a Seaman First Class, U.S.S. Wasp (CV-18), U.S. Navy during World War II.

He resided in Claremont, Sullivan County, New Hampshire prior to the war.

Wilfred was "Killed In Action" when the Wasp was attacked while supporting the Iwo Jima landings during the war.

He was awarded the Purple Heart and was buried at sea.

Service # 8068565

He also has a "Cenotaph" at the Saint Mary Cemetery, Claremont, New Hampshire.
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The Wasp survived the war and earned eight battle stars for her World War II service.

Bio by:
Russell S. "Russ" Pickett





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  • Added: 6 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 56113668
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for S1 Wilfred Alcide LaPlante (11 Dec 1914–19 Mar 1945), Find A Grave Memorial no. 56113668, citing Honolulu Memorial, Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA ; Maintained by CWGC/ABMC (contributor 6) .