Plas James Ellis

BRANCH OF SERVICE
U.S. Navy

HOMETOWN
Santa Anna, TX

HONORED BY
Jimmie & Betty Ellis, Son & Daughter-in-Law

ACTIVITY DURING WWII

HE SERVED DURING WWII IN THE SOUTH PACIFIC WHERE HE PARTICIPATED IN THE LONG BATTLE OF GUADALCANAL IN THE SOLOMON ISLANDS. HE SERVED ON LANDING CRAFTS WHICH WERE USED FOR TRANSPORTING FULLY ARMED TROOPS, LIGHT VEHICLES, AND OTHER EQUIPMENT AND SUPPLIES ESSENTIAL TO AMPHIBIOUS OPERATIONS. THESE BOATS MADE THE GUADALCANAL LANDING POSSIBLE. HE WAS CRITICALLY WOUNDED DURING ONE OF THE TRIPS AND SPENT THE NEXT YEAR IN NAVAL HOSPITALS BEFORE BEING DISCHARGED IN FEBRUARY, 1944.