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James Herley Fleenor

Seaman, Second Class, Navy

Born: March 2, 1926
Hometown: Bristol
Entered: October 11, 1943
Discharged: March 19, 1945
Casualty Date: March 19, 1945
Died In: off Honshu, Japan
Awards: Navy Seal, Purple Heart, American Campaign Medal, WWII Victory Medal, Asiatic/Pacific Campaign Medal

Served on “Big Ben” through many battles with the Japanese Navy in the South Pacific. “Big Ben” was badly damaged on March 19, 1945 and James H. Fleenor died along with 800 shipmates.

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