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Draper, Wendell Edgar


Posted By: Von Mings Stachon (email)
Date: 5/7/2007 at 19:24:39

Draper, Wendell Edgar

Rockford, IL

Serial No: 8591816

Born: Dec 6, 1922

Parents: Mrs. and Mrs. Norman Draper

Entered Navy: Mar 25, 1943

Training in US: Farragut, ID

Left for Sea Duty: Astoria, OR on Nov 15, 1943. Served as a member of the crrew on the USs White Plains, CVE 66

Engagements: Bombarding of Saipan, Tinnia, Gulf of Lyte

Medals-Ribbons: Asiatic-Pacific with 4 stars, American Theater, with 1 star, Philippine Liberation, 1 star, Presidential Unit Citation, 1 star

Returned to US: San Diego, CA on Oct 24, 1945

Discharged: Great Lakes, IL on Dec 4, 1945; rating: EM 2/c

Present Occupation: Mechanic

Veteran data included here was generously provided by the American Legion Kubik-Finch Post #142, Traer, IA; data gathered by the Legion about 1949.)


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