BELL, Hershel Homer - FC2/c USN - Illinois

Hershel Homer Bell FC2c

Hershel Homer Bell FC2c

Hershel Homer Bell

Fire Controlman Second Class

Hershel Homer Bell FC2c

Memorial Wall

  • Branch: United States Navy
  • Service Number: 337 08 39
  • Rate: FC2/c (Fire Controlman Second Class)
  • Duties: Stow, inspect and repair fire control instruments. Take charge of fire control equipment. Know electricity - A.C. and D.C. Man fire control stations.
  • Enlisted: 12 August 1938
  • Place: St. Louis, Missouri
  • Onboard USS Arizona: 15 April 1939
  • From: NTS San Diego, California
  • Date of Birth: 30 December 1919
  • Place of Birth: Nebraska
  • Hometown / State December 1941: Decatur, Illinois
  • Next of Kin: Mr. Ira N. Bell - Father
  • Address: 128 Ruth Street, Decatur, Illinois
  • Disposition: Unrecoverable – Among the 900+ souls still onboard the USS Arizona
  • Posthumous Awards: Purple Heart, American Defense Service Medal w/Fleet Clasp, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal w/Star, WWII Victory Medal

Photo courtesy of Budd Nease Collection, Past Historian, USS Arizona Reunion Association

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