Water Tender Second Class Elmer Charles Bigelow, USNR
Halftone reproduction of a photograph, published in Medal of Honor, 1861-1945, The Navy, page 158. Water Tender Bigelow was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for heroism in combat action on board USS Fletcher (DD-445) during the Corregidor operation, 14 February 1945. USS Bigelow (DD-942) was named in his honor. U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph.