EM3c Francis Arnold Jr. Ellis,


EM3c Francis Arnold Jr. Ellis

Francis Arnold Ellis Jr. was born in Chicago on March 11, 1920, while his father was working there for the Canadian National Railroad.

His parents, Francis Arnold Ellis, and Isabelle Smith Ellis, had their permanent home in Winnipeg, Canada.

The son attended school in Winnipeg, including Daniel McIntyre High. He enlisted in the United States Navy on Sept. 19, 1939, in the Morningside neighborhood of Edina, Minnesota.

He was an electrician’s mate third class when he was killed on the U.S.S. Arizona in the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Dec. 7, 1941.

 His name is inscribed on the city of Edina’s veterans memorial.

A brother, Charles Ellis, served in the Royal Canadian Air Force during World War II.

Sources: The Winnipeg Tribune; Illinois birth index; The Ottawa Citizen; Edina, Minnesota Veterans Memorial. 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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