William Edward McCravy
Born 21 September 1928
Died 21 January 1945
Served on the USS Ticonderoga
He was killed in action and buried at sea.
In January 1945, the Ticonderoga took part in raids against Japanese assets in Indochina, China, Luzon and Formosa. Hit by two Kamikaze suicide planes on 21 January, she lost over 140 crewmen and had to go to the U.S. for repairs. The Ticonderoga returned to the combat area in late May. For the remaining two and a half months of the Pacific War, her planes made regular attacks on the Japanese home islands.
Memorialized at the Manila American Cemetery, Philippines and Bethesda Cemetery, Morristown, TN.
Parents: Mr. and Mrs. Walter S. McCravy, Bulls Gap, TN