MoMM3 Franklin Kenneth Edginton

MoMM3 Franklin Kenneth Edginton

Milton, Sussex County, Delaware, USA
Death 1 Jun 1944 (aged 23)
At Sea
Cenotaph Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA

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Plot Courts of the Missing ~ Court 3
Memorial ID 56129409 · View Source
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Having actually gone "Missing" on the above date, he was not officially declared by the military as being dead until January 17, 1946.

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Age 23

Franklin served as a Motor Machinist's Mate, Third Class, U.S.S. Herring (SS-233), U.S. Navy during World War II.

He resided in Milton, Sussex County, Delaware prior to the war.

The U.S.S. Herring was sunk by Japanese shore defense batteries from Matua Island during the war.

Franklin was declared "Missing In Action" in this sinking.

He was awarded a Purple Heart.

Service # 2585528

The Herring received five battle stars for her service in World War II.

Bio by:
Russell S. "Russ" Pickett


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  • Maintained by: Russ Pickett
  • Originally Created by: War Graves
  • Added: 6 Aug 2010
  • Find a Grave Memorial 56129409
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for MoMM3 Franklin Kenneth Edginton (14 Mar 1921–1 Jun 1944), Find a Grave Memorial no. 56129409, citing Honolulu Memorial, Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA ; Maintained by Russ Pickett (contributor 46575736) .