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James M. Scribner

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James M. Scribner
Born(1920-06-25)June 25, 1920
Stevens Point, Wisconsin
Died(1941-12-27)December 27, 1941
Jolo Island, in the Philippine Islands
AllegianceUnited States of America
Service/branchUnited States Navy
Years of service1940–1941
RankRadioman Third Class
UnitPatrol Squadron 101
Battles/warsWorld War II
*Battle of the Philippines (1941-42)
AwardsAir Medal

James M. Scribner (1920  – 1941) was a United States Navy sailor killed in action during World War II who received a posthumous Air Medal.


James M. Scribner was born at Stevens Point, Wisconsin, on 25 June 1920. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1940.

Assigned to Patrol Squadron 101, Radioman Third Class Scribner was killed in action during an attack on Imperial Japanese Navy forces and shore installations on Jolo Island in the Philippine Islands on 26 December 1941.


Radioman Third Class Scribner received the Air Medal for his actions in the Philippines.


The U.S. Navy destroyer escort USS Scribner (DE-689) was named for Radioman Third Class Scribner. During construction she was converted into the high-speed transport USS Scribner (APD-122), and was in commission as such from 1944 to 1946.


  • This article incorporates text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. The entry can be found here.

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