George W. Clowers, Jr.

NAME
George William Clowers, Jr.
NICKNAME
SERVICE NUMBER
266 33 56
UNIT
Company C
First Medical Battalion
(attached to G/2/7th Marines)
Corpsman
HOME OF RECORD
366 Barber Drive, Charleston, WV
NEXT OF KIN
Parents, George & Mabel Clowers
DATE OF BIRTH
MONTH DAY YEAR
ENTERED SERVICE
February 6, 1941
DATE OF LOSS
July 5, 1942
REGION
Central Pacific
CAMPAIGN / AREA
Samoa / Savai’i
CASUALTY TYPE
Accidental Death
CIRCUMSTANCES OF LOSS
Hospital Apprentice George W. Clowers served as a corpsman with the 1st Marine Division’s First Medical Battalion. While on duty in Samoa, he was attached to Company G, 7th Marines, stationed at a location called “Outpost Zed.”

On 5 July 1942, Clowers was reported as AWOL from Outpost Zed. A later investigation revealed that he had drowned at 1645 hours that date, and his body lost at sea.

INDIVIDUAL DECORATIONS
LAST KNOWN RANK
Hospital Apprentice First Class
STATUS OF REMAINS
Lost at sea
MEMORIALS
Honolulu Memorial

Biography:
Coming soon. Contact the webmaster for more information about this Marine.


Articles & Records:

Progressive (and differing) reasons for Clowers’ disappearance, with the eventual finding of death by drowning.

Photo Gallery:

George Clowers at Charleston High School, 1939.

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