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James William Farish

Machinist's Mate First Class, Navy

Born: July 25, 1922
Hometown: Albemarle, VA
Served In: World War II
Casualty Date: October 24, 1944
Died In: South China Sea
Awards: Purple Heart

Machinist’s Mate First Class Farish was serving aboard the USS Birmingham CL-2 when it was involved in trying to fight fires aboard the USS Princeton. The Princeton exploded and killed/injured many crew members aboard the Birmingham.

His name is etched on the Tablets of the Missing at the Manila American Cemetery, Manila, Philippines.

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