George Toriello sent me this information on Arthur Edward Schelle on January 5, 2020: Arthur Edward Schelle is not on the Hackensack High School Original Wall Unit, but his name is on the Plaque at City Hall, which lists those men who gave the supreme sacrifice during World War II. The Federal Census records show that
Arthur Edward Schelle was born in Hackensack January 24, 1912 and was still living in Hackensack on
71 Lawrence Street in 1940.  We do not have the date Arthur E. Schelle started his service, but he would have been almost 30 years old at the outbreak of the war in December 1941.

He may have already been in the Navy, but we cannot confirm that with the information we have to date.  Military records show he served in the U.S. Navy and rose to the rank of Seaman Second Class and served on board the USS Franklin (CV-13). Arthur Edward Schelle was killed in Action on March 19, 1945 for which he received the Purple Heart

Click here to view the general information on the events that took place on the USS Franklin the day
Arthur Edward Schelle and 800 other Seamen were Killed in Action out of a crew of 3,400. 

Let us never forget the Seamen's sacrifice.

Written by:
Bob Meli
March 22, 2022


Click here to view Military Information on Arthur Edward Schelle


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