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Arthur Bernard Yeates, Jr.

Lieutenant Commander, Navy

Born: March 20, 1915
Hometown: Norfolk City
Served In: World War II
Casualty Date: August 10, 1945
Died In: Pacific
Awards: Purple Heart

Lieutenant Commander Yeates served aboard the USS Helena (CL-50) when the ship was sunk by multiple torpedoes in the Battle of Kula Gulf on July 6, 1943. He was a officially declared dead on August 10, 1945.

He was a graduate of Maury High School and the U. S. Naval Academy where he was crew captain.

His name is etched on the Walls of the Missing in the Manila American Cemetery, Philippines.

 

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