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ARM1 Henry Clarendon Simmons, Jr

Rockland, Knox County, Maine, USA
Death 24 Jul 1944 (aged 25)
At Sea
Burial Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines
Plot Tablets of the Missing
Memorial ID 56791070 · 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 February 4, 1946.

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Son of Henry Clarendon Simmons, Sr. and Addie L. Pease Simmons.

Henry served as a Aviation Radioman First Class on PBY Catalina #70, Squadron VP-34, U.S. Navy during World War II.

He resided in Portsmouth, Rockingham County, New Hampshire prior to the war.

Henry was declared "Missing In Action" on a flight in the Philippines that never returned to base during the war.

He was awarded the Purple Heart.

Service # 2019534

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Crew of plane # 70:

Ball, Richard W., Lt(jg), pilot, Illinois
Fairbrother, Louis H., AMM 1C, NY
Frederico, Robert P., Lt(jg), co-pilot, NY
Gray, Earl C., AMM 1C, Washington
Hicks, Robert H., Ens, West Virginia
Kele, Staton J., ARM 2C, Texas
Peterson, Vernon B., AMM 2C, Illinois
Simmons, Henry C., Jr., ARM 1C, NH
Wells, Junior L., AOM 1C, NY

Bio & Crew Report by:
Russell S. "Russ" Pickett





  • Created by: CWGC/ABMC
  • Added: 8 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 56791070
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for ARM1 Henry Clarendon Simmons, Jr (19 May 1919–24 Jul 1944), Find A Grave Memorial no. 56791070, citing Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines ; Maintained by CWGC/ABMC (contributor 6) .