Russell B. Scott Jr. (1944/03/08)
"Lieut. Russell Scott Dies in Hawaiian Islands" noted the Santa Cruz News article.
Russell B. Scott Jr. was born to Mr. and Mrs. Russell B. Scott, Sr. on July 31, 1921. His place of birth, siblings and information regarding his formative years have not been
located, but it is likely that he was raised in Illinois.
Scott, a resident of Chicago, Illinois, entered the army, was commissioned a second lieutenant and assigned to the 54th Coast Artillery at Camp McQuaide near Watsonville. While serving in the county, Lieutenant Scott met and married Dorothy Ross of Santa Cruz, where the couple made their home.
In February 1943, Lt. Scott was transferred to the 55th Coast Artillery located in Hawaii. It is likely that he was assigned to the 2nd Battalion that became attached to the 24th Corps Artillery preparing for the invasion of the Mariana Islands in the Central Pacific. Prior to that invasion, he was serving at an unidentified location in the Central Pacific when he was accidentally wounded in early March. Lt. Scott was returned to Hawaii where he died on March 8, 1944.
He was buried at an unspecified location and later reinterred in the Honolulu Memorial Cemetery on February 17, 1949.
(ABMC, SCSn May 10, 1944)