Wendell Turmon Moffitt was a signalman on the USS Lexington CV-16. He was killed at Tarawa, buried at sea 5 November 1944. The aircraft carrier USS Lexington was badly damaged by Kamikaze attacks off Luzon.

Memorialized at Manila American Cemetery, the Philippines.

Parents: Mr. and Mrs. Hascal Bouldin Moffitt, 201 12 Frazier Avenue, Chattanooga

  • Rank: Signalman Third Class
  • Date of death: 5 November 1944
  • County: Hamilton
  • Hometown: Chattanooga
  • Service Branch: Navy
  • Division/Assignment: USS Lexington (CV-16)
  • Theater: Pacific
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Battles: Tarawa
  • Awards: Purple Heart
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Manila American Cemetery, Fort Bonifacio, Manila, Philippines
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XI, Bottom Panel
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