Oklahoma Casualties Database

World War II


Seaman, Second Class, U. S. Naval Reserve. Home address: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County. J. B. Bobo, Father, Rte. 3, Oklahoma City 7. Born July 5, 1926. Enlisted October 26, 1944. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Graduated from Webster Junior High School in 1940, and from Central High School in 1944, Oklahoma City. Attended Oklahoma City University. Eagle Scout, football player on Central team; member of Central band, of Macbees, and of Phi Chi Fraternity. Member of Trinity Baptist Church. Served in the Hospital Division aboard the U. S. S. Carrier .Franklin. Died March 19, 1945, in action when the .Franklin was bombed by the Japanese about sixty miles off the coast of Japan.

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