Clyde Erwin Stephenswas the son of Johnson Addison Stephens Sr. and Virginia Louise Williams.

He was officially declared dead on 10 August 1943. He is memorialized at Manila American Cemetery, Fort Bonifacio, Manila, Philippines. He served on the U.S.S. Vincennes.

The Chattanooga Daily Times, 16 September 1942
Mr. and Mrs. John A. Stephens, Sr., 607 East Sixteenth street, received word yesterday that their son, Clyde E. Stephens, 18, fireman third class in the United States navy, has been reported “missing in action in the performance of his duty in the service of his country.” Young Stephens attended Jefferson Street school, Eastside Junioir High School, Chattanooga High School and the Vocational school before enlisting in the navy the day war was declared. He has a brother, John A. Stephens, Jr., 20, who is also in the navy, having enlisted Feb. 2.

  • Rank: Fireman Third Class
  • Date of birth:
  • 23 January 1924
  • Date of death: 9 August 1942
  • County: Hamilton
  • Hometown: Chattanooga
  • Service Branch: Navy
  • Division/Assignment: USS Vincennes (CA-44)
  • Theater: Pacific
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Awards: Purple Heart
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Manila American Cemetery, Fort Bonifacio, Manila, Philippines
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar X, Bottom Panel
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