Alexander Groves, II

Alexander Groves, II

Birth
Death 1940 (aged 24–25)
Burial Webster City, Hamilton County, Iowa, USA
Plot Block L Lot 15
Memorial ID 96955052 · View Source
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from Doris Neel Groves
from her typewriter January 30, 1945

"Following a short leave'(after graduation from USNA)' he was assigned to duty on the U.S.S. Marblehead in Asiatic waters until March 1940. During this period he was awarded a citation for Intelligence reports and one for bravery by the Commander in Chief, Admiral Yarnell. Quote "On the night of September 26, 1938, noting what appeared to be one of the Chinese occupants of the capsized sampan, you ---with disregard for own safety, dived into the foul waters of the Whangpoo River --in effort to safe a life." " The Commander in Chief commends you," etc.
In April 1940, Lieut. Alexander Groves II transferred to Pensacola, Florida School of Aviation, where he was making fine progress until August 2nd; while leading a formation his plane went out of control and crashed. His broken body rests in the family lot in Graceland Cemetery, Webster City, Iowa.


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  • Created by: soulhunter
  • Added: 12 Sep 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 96955052
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Alexander Groves, II (1915–1940), Find A Grave Memorial no. 96955052, citing Graceland Cemetery, Webster City, Hamilton County, Iowa, USA ; Maintained by soulhunter (contributor 47568783) .