|Lt. Noyes Farmer served on the USS Norman Scott, painted here by Wayne Scarpaci depicting the day it was hit.|
Noyes O. Farmer, Jr. never had a chance to reach 100 years old today. Instead, he sacrificed his life for our freedom.
He was born on June 24, 1917 in New Hampshire. His parents were also both born in New Hampshire. His father worked as an auditor and later a woodworking plant general manager. and then as an analyst. Noyes had one younger sister. He attended Tufts University and transferred to Harvard University in 1939 were he studied chemistry.
He enlisted in the navy. By 1944 he was a lieutenant junior grade serving on the destroyer USS Norman Scott.
At some time during the war he married his wife Glenice.
The Norman Scott first saw action in February 1944 in the Gilbert and Marshal Islands. It provided fire support in the invasion of Saipan and Tinian. During the invasion of Tinian on July 24, 1944 it was hit by Japanese shore batteries. The captain of the Norman Scott and 21 other men including Lt. Farmer were killed.
His grave is at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific in Honolulu. I don't know what happened to his widow.
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