Virginia Heroes

Harry Albrone Blankenship, Jr.

Seaman, Second Class, Navy

Hometown: Roanoke City
Entered: July 31, 1944
Served In: World War II
Missing In Action Date: January 19, 1945
Casualty Date: January 20, 1945
Died In: near Guam

Seaman Second Class Blankenship served aboard the USS Kasaan Bay (CVE 69). He was a graduate of William Byrd High School. His name is listed on the Courts of the Missing on the Honolulu Memorial in Honolulu, Hawaii.

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