Carlos A INMAN

 

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ARMY SERIAL NUMBER8641567
AGE19 yo
DATE OF BIRTHMarch 23, 1925 INDIANA
STATEINDIANA
FAMILY-
RANKSeaman First Class
FONCTIONsailor
JOB before ENLISTEMENT--IN
DATE of ENLISTEMENT-
BOATUSAT JW McAndrew
ARMYUS Navy
DATE OF DEATHMarch 13, 1945inman carlos a mur
STATUSMIA
PLACE OF DEATH

Buried in the sea off the Azores Islands

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CEMETERYBRITTANY AMERICAN CEMETERY from St James

Map Brittany American Cemetery

GRAVE
Wall of Missing
DECORATION
American Campaign Medalamerican campaign medal
World War II Victory Medalvictory medal
Combat Action Ribboncombat action
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USAT JW McAndrew, originally the Deltargentino, was hit by French aircraft carrier Bearn on 13 March 1945. USAT JW McAndrew
USAT JW McAndrew trou USAT JW McAndrew hull after shock.
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Funeral ceremony on USAT JW McAndrew, marine tradition.
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The Seaman First Class Carlos A. INMAN and 68 soldiers of the army were killed.

Both ships were escorted to Ponta Delgada, Azores by USS Earl K. Olsen (DE-765).


Memorial, Seaman First Class Carlos A. INMAN

"Your son was aboard the U.S. Army Transport J. W. McAndrew enroute to the European Continent.
On the morning of March 13, 1945 about 4 A.M., northwest of the Azores Islands, this vessel was struck by the French Aircraft Carrier Bearn, which was in the convoy and off course due to a mechanical failure.
The McAndrew suffered a gaping hole in No. 1 hold in which one hundred and thirty-four (134) enlisted men were quartered.
Eighty-one (81) of these were washed out to sea by the onrushing waters. The prevailing conditions at the time, heavy seas, darkness and poor visibility made rescue operations difficult.
Two escort destroyers managed to rescue (13) enlisted men.
The remaining sixty-eight (68), including your son perished despite all efforts to effect their rescue."

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MARINE AND NAVY BODY MEDAL

DETECTED FOR ACTIONS DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR

The President of the United States of America is pleased to present the Marine and Marine Corps Medal to Navy First Class Vincent Roy BRENNAN (NSN: 8145060), the United States Navy for heroism and The USS EARL K. OLSEN (DE-765) carried out sea rescue operations on 13 March 1945, the USATJW McANDREW and the BEARN Aircraft Carrier, which had been involved in a collision involving heavy losses Which required the search and recovery of survivors under extremely dangerous wind and sea conditions.

Seaman First Class BRENNAN did well in a rescue attempt and was largely responsible for the successful rescue of two exhausted army personnel in two other recovery operations. In the case of the two men recovered, one of them was unconscious when brought on board, Only timely help from Seaman First Class Brennan and another sailor prevented their drowning.

In no case did the rescued men capable of helping themselves and Seaman First Class BRENNAN , to a great personal danger due to the violent rollover of the ship and the high seas, lowered themselves into the water from which Point, with the help of other men above, The survivors were brought on board.

The courage, initiative and prompt and decisive action displayed by Seaman First Class BRENNAN reflect a great credit on the US naval service.

With the help of other men above, the survivors were brought on board. The courage, initiative and prompt and decisive action displayed by Seaman First Class BRENNAN reflect a great credit on the US naval service. With the help of other men above, the survivors were brought on board.

The courage, initiative and prompt and decisive action displayed by Seaman First Class BRENNAN reflect a great credit on the US naval service.

Date of action: 13 march 1945

Service: Navy

Ranking: Seaman First Class

Division: USS Earl K. Olsen (DE-765)

INFORMATION & PICTURES SOURCESAbmc.gov - Honorstates.org - Valor.militarytimes.com - Convoy CU61- Warsailors.com - Warsailors.com - Jean-François PELLOUAIS
PROGRAMMERFrédéric & Renaud