Petty Officer Claud Jay “Jim” Minnerly, Jr. 3563485

Petty Officer Claud Jay “Jim” Minnerly, Jr. 3563485 US Navy. He was born on July 17, 1922,he was the husband of the former Rosalys (Rose) Ligon, and the son of Mr. and Mrs. Cloud Minnerly, Denton Texas. He weighed 170 pounds and was 5 foot 11 inches he had brown eyes and brown hair at the time of his enlistment. He served 4 years and 5 months in the Navy on the ship USS Saratoga CV 3. He participated in 15 engagements of which 8 were major battles. Served in the admiral’s staff at one time. Was at Ceylon, India. He earned the PTO Medal. 


1- Men and Women in the Armed Forces from Denton County

2- U.S. World War II Navy Muster Rolls, 1938-1949

3- WWII Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-19471940 Denton High School Yearbook