Brown, Edward J., TM3c

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Last Rank
Torpedoman 3rd Class
Last Primary NEC
TM-0000-Torpedoman's Mate
Last Rating/NEC Group
Torpedoman's Mate
Primary Unit
1943-1945, TM-0000, USS Laffey (DD-724)
Service Years
1941 - 1945
TM-Torpedoman's Mate

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Home State
New York
New York
Year of Birth
Not Specified
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Buffalo
Last Address
Not Specified

Casualty Date
Apr 16, 1945
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Multiple Fragmentation Wounds
Location
Pacific
Conflict
World War II
Location of Interment
Buried at Sea, Pacific Ocean
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

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 Duty Stations
USS Laffey (DD-724)
  1943-1945, TM-0000, USS Laffey (DD-724)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1944-1944 Normandy Campaign (1944)/Operation Overlord
  1944-1944 World War II/European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Southern France Campaign (1944)
  1944-1944 Leyte Campaign (1944)/Battle of Leyte Gulf
  1944-1944 Luzon Campaign (1944-45)/Battle of Mindoro1
  1944-1944 Leyte Campaign (1944)/Battle of Ormoc Bay
  1944-1945 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Luzon Campaign (1944-45)
  1945-1945 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Okinawa Gunto Operation
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During operations in the Pacific on the morning of April 16, 1945, off Okinawa, The USS Laffey was attacked by twenty-two Japanese aircraft within seventy-nine minutes. She shot down nine enemy planes but was hit by eight suicide planes- five of which carried bombs, and four conventional bombs. The Laffey remained afloat and fighting. Her crew was later awarded another Presidential Unit Citation.

 

This was the single most sustained kamikazee attack of WWII.

 

Click here to view part of the History Channels  documentary "Dogfight" on the The USS Laffey.

www.history.com/media.do

Click here for link to Captain's Action Report
   
Comments/Citation
 

" White water no longer curls back from our Laffey's high proud bow.  There are no men at her throttles or on her bridge, and her guns no longer speak.  But she is alive with shades and memories of the brave deeds and the brave Americans who did them  They are still with her and will be always.  It is my hope that those who  visit her, most especially the young, will come to know and perhaps be inspired by them."

                                                               F. Julian Becton, RADM

 

 

 
ST HAMMILL, DON (SALTY SAM), PO1 5  
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ED BROWN & USS LAFFEY  

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MANY THANKS FOR POSTING THE MEMORY TO REMEMBER
EDWARD BROWN & THE USS LAFFEY. THE STORY IS HEART
WRENCHING & BRINGS BACK MANY MEMORIES FOR ME.
MY SHIP THE USS CROSBY WAS WITH THE LAFFEY IN FIVE OF
THE BATTLES LISTED. THE USS LAFFEY & HER GALLANT CREW ARE AN AMAZING TIRBUTE TO THE US NAVY DURING WW2, & SHOULD MAKE ALL NTWSERS PROUD TO BE A PART OF THE GREATEST NAVY THE WORLD HAS EVER KNOWN. 
GOD BLESS ALL OF OUR SHIPMATES, & ESPECIALLY YOU. 
DON HAMMILL
   
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