WT2 William Earl Taylor

WT2 William Earl Taylor

Death 25 Oct 1944
Memorial Site* Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, Philippines

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

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William, who resided in Wilmington, Delaware, served as a Water Tender Second Class withthe U.S.S. Hoel (DD-553), U.S. Navy during World War II.

He was declared "Missing In Action" when the Hoel was attacked and sunk by enemy action during a battle of Samar Island near Leyte.

He had served in the Navy for three years and five months at the time of his death and was decorated with a Purple Heart.

Service # 2439267

William was the only Delawarean that perished on the Hoel.

Son of Leroy Edward Taylor and Emma M. Shivery Taylor.

( Bio by: Russ Pickett )


Gravesite Details Entered the service from Delaware.



  • Maintained by: Russ Pickett
  • Originally Created by: War Graves
  • Added: 8 Aug 2010
  • Find a Grave Memorial 56777861
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for WT2 William Earl Taylor (unknown–25 Oct 1944), Find a Grave Memorial no. 56777861, citing Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, Philippines ; Maintained by Russ Pickett (contributor 46575736) .