Pvt Harris Burton Yockey

Pvt Harris Burton Yockey

Birth
Brazil, Clay County, Indiana, USA
Death 9 Aug 1942 (aged 22)
Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands
Memorial Site* Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, Philippines

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

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Memorial ID 56764463 · View Source
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Yockey joined the Marines on December 5, 1941; he had barely made it to MCRD San Diego when Pearl Harbor was attacked. He sped through boot camp and Sea School, and was assigned to the Marine barracks at Pearl in April, 1942. Private Yockey joined the Marine detachment of the USS Vincennes in July of 1942. The crew had already attained a veteran swagger, having shot down Japanese aircraft at the battle of Midway; Yockey was probably assigned to one of the cruiser’s 5.5-inch secondary batteries. He saw action during the landings on Guadalcanal when his cruiser supported the Marine landings and fought off Japanese air attacks on August 7-8. Private Yockey was killed on the morning of August 9, 1942, when his cruiser was sunk at the battle of Savo Island. His remains were never found.


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: War Graves
  • Added: 8 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 56764463
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Pvt Harris Burton Yockey (19 Mar 1920–9 Aug 1942), Find A Grave Memorial no. 56764463, citing Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, Philippines ; Maintained by War Graves (contributor 6) .