WO(ELEC) Arthur Cleon Manlove


WO(ELEC) Arthur Cleon Manlove

Electrician Arthur Cleon Manlove was born March 19, 1901 in Tipton, Indiana 40 miles north of Indianapolis and spent much of his childhood in Bentonville about 50 miles east of the capital. His mother, Emma Pearce Manlove, was a homemaker and his father, Thomas Manlove, a farmer.

He enlisted in the Navy in 1923 and advanced to become an electrician and warrant officer on the U.S.S. Arizona by the time he was killed in the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Dec. 7, 1941.

He was survived by his widow, Glenola Mildred, and sons who were about 11 and 7. She christened a destroyer escort, the U.S.S. Manlove, when it was launched in 1942 at Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California. The ship earned five battle stars during the war.

At least one of his brothers, Jasper, served in the Army in World War I.


Sources: Kokomo (Indiana) Tribune; Palladium-Item of Richmond, Indiana; Tipton (Indiana) Tribune; Santa Ana (California) Register; US Census; grave markers. This profile was researched and written on behalf of the U.S.S. Arizona Mall Memorial at the University of Arizona.

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