BENSON, James Thomas - S1/c USN - Alabama

James Thomas Benson S1c

James Thomas Benson S1c

James Thomas Benson

Seaman First Class

James Thomas Benson S1c

Memorial Wall

  • Branch: United States Navy
  • Service Number: 272 40 40
  • Rate: S1/c (Seaman First Class)
  • Duties: Know naval drill duties, knots, steering and signaling. Stand watch and gunnery duties.
  • Enlisted: 28 September 1940
  • Place: Birmingham, Alabama
  • Onboard USS Arizona: 4 December 1940
  • From: NTS Norfolk, Virginia
  • Date of Birth: Abt 1920
  • Place of Birth: Texas
  • Hometown / State December 1941: New Castle, Alabama
  • Next of Kin: Mr. John Benson - Father
  • Address: Post Office, New Castle, Alabama
  • 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

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