Kenneth Johnson Myers was the son of Robert Edward Myers and Caroline VanHoozier.

Kenneth Myers served on the U.S.S. Franklin (CV-13) and was Killed in Action.
The U.S.S. Franklin, Flagship of CTG 58.0, was placed out of action on 19 March 1945, during an enemy air attack. The burning carrier had been severely damaged, both by a Japanese bomb and by the following internal explosions and fires. After picking up 34 of her men from the water during the approach, the carrier was taken in tow at 1402, 29 March, 57 miles southeast of the southern tip of Shikokum, Japan.

-Memorialized at Honolulu Memorial in Honolulu, HI
-Killed while serving as the gunner on the Carrier ‘Franklin’, when it was attacked by Japanese planes near Kyushu
-Parents: Mr. and Mrs. Robert Edward Myers, 406 Tazewell Pike, Fountain City, Knoxville

The Knoxville News-Sentinel, 6 April 1945
Seaman Kenneth John Myers, 18, has been killed in action in the Pacific in his first sea battle, and was buried at sea on April 5. The official message was received by the parents, Mr. and Mrs. R.E. Myers, Tazewell Pike, Fountain City. Young Myers entered service only last September and went to sea duty not long ago.

  • Rank: Seaman Second Class
  • Date of birth:
  • 20 October 1926
  • Date of death: 19 March 1945
  • County: Knox
  • Hometown: Knoxville
  • Service Branch: Navy
  • Division/Assignment: USS Franklin (CV-13)
  • Theater: Pacific
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Awards: Purple Heart
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Honolulu Memorial, Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar VIII, Middle Panel
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