Donner, George Walter, S1c

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Last Rank
Seaman 1st Class
Last Primary NEC
S1c-0000-Seaman 1st Class
Last Rating/NEC Group
Seaman First Class
Primary Unit
1942-1943, S1c-0000, USS Strong (DD-467)
Service Years
1942 - 1943
Seaman 1st Class

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Home State
Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
Year of Birth
1922
 
This Military Service Page was created/owned by David Yost (Desert Yeti), UT1 to remember Donner, George Walter, S1c.

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Casualty Info
Home Town
Dunbar, PA
Last Address
462 Pittsburgh St
Springdale, PA

Casualty Date
Jul 06, 1943
 
Cause
Hostile, Died of Wounds
Reason
Unknown, Not Reported
Location
Solomon Islands
Conflict
World War II
Location of Interment
Franklin Cemetery - Dunbar, Pennsylvania
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

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 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1942, Recruit Training (Great Lakes, IL)
 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
US Navy
  1942-1943, S1c-0000, USS Strong (DD-467)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1942-1942 World War II/European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Algeria-French Morocco Campaign (1942)
  1943-1943 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Guadalcanal Campaign (1942-42)
  1943-1943 Northern Solomon Islands Campaign (1943-44)/Battle of Kula Gulf
  1943-1943 Northern Solomon Islands Campaign (1943-44)/Battle of Kula Gulf
 Other News, Events and Photographs
 
  Apr 01, 1943, Promoted to S1c
  Mar 25, 2020, General Photos
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

This profile is of my great uncle George W. Donner who served on the USS Strong, that went down in Kula Gulf. He will be missed.

Although the details aren't available, it is known that S1c Donner was wounded when the USS Strong (DD-467) was sunk on 5 July 1943. He was taken to a medical facility on Guadalcanal where he died of his wounds on 6 July 1943. He was buried there. In February 1948, his remians were returned to the United States for burial by his family.
   
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Service number: 6526449
   
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