James William Farish
Machinist's Mate First Class, Navy
Hometown: Albemarle, Virginia
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.