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Japp, Edwin Henry

 
  • EDWIN HENRY JAPP, b. 17-FEB-1922; d. 13-NOV-1942, Killed in WWII, on the USS San Francisco (CA-38) during the Naval Night Battle of Guadalcanal. His name is on the USS San Francisco WWII memorial at Land's End, San Francisco, CA and the Tablets of the Missing at Manila American Cemetery, Philipines. Burial was at sea. Source: Pacific Ship & Shore Historical Review & USS San Francisco Association and American Battle Monuments Commission.

    Edwin's name is on the upper plaque, 1st column, 5th from the bottom.

    USS San Francisco Monument

    USS San Francisco WWII memorial at Land's End, San Francisco, CA

    The information below comes from the Japp Family Genealogy.

    Children of GEORGE JAPP and ANNA CHRISTIANEN are:
    1. HERMAN LESLIE JAPP, b. 06-Fe-1906; d. 01-Jan-1995; m.Gertrude Francis(1906-1981), seven children.*
    2. EARL WILLIAM JAPP, b. 15-July-1908; d. January 1976 [SSDI].
    3. CLARENCE KENNETH JAPP, b. 04-June-1910; d. 04-Feb-1994; m.Wilma Lavina Trail, one child.*
    4. CLARA MAE JAPP, b. 22-Jan-1912; d. 06-Feb-1994, Sheridan, Wyoming; m. Thomas Raymond Porter in 1932 @ Cluster, SD. (Obit list)
    5. LEROY LESTER JAPP, b. May 14, 1914; d. May 13, 1994. Served in WWII,US Army, PFC. Buried at Black Hills National Cemetery, Sturgis, Meade County, South Dakota Plot: G 0 4306, bur. 05/18/1994. Source: Interment.net
    6. RUSSELL GEORGE JAPP, b. 26-March-1916; d. 19-Dec-1996, Bull Head City ,Arizona, m. Almirah Jane Boies(1920-1981), two children*
    7. HAZEL CARRYNE JAPP, b. November 05, 1917; d. 19-Sept-2004 Upton, WY (source: SSDI at Rootsweb); m.Walter Wagstaff, one child.*
    8. ANNA NADINE JAPP, b. January 22, 1919; d. June 10, 2002; m. August Alan Willenbrecht(1899-1975), two children.
    9. EVELYN IRENE JAPP, b. October 21, 1920; m. Harry Leonard Ullrey (?-1977). Evelyn was last reported to me a few years ago as living in a care facility.
    10. EDWIN HENRY JAPP, b. 17-FEB-1922; d. 13-NOV-1942, Killed in WWII, on the USS San Francisco (CA-38) during the Naval Night Battle of Guadalcanal. His name is on the USS San Francisco WWII memorial at Land's End, San Francisco, CA and the Tablets of the Missing at Manila American Cemetery, Philipines. Burial was at sea. Source: Pacific Ship & Shore Historical Review & USS San Francisco Association and American Battle Monuments Commission.
    11. JAMES FRITZ JAPP, b. June 30, 1924. ?
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