Bergstrom, Delbert P., GM2c

Deceased
 
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Last Rank
Gunner's Mate 2nd Class
Last Primary NEC
GM-0000-Gunner's Mate
Last Rating/NEC Group
Gunner's Mate
Primary Unit
1943-1944, GM-0000, USN Armed Guard
Service Years
1941 - 1944
GM-Gunner's Mate

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Home State
Texas
Texas
Year of Birth
Not Specified
 
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Contact Info
Home Town
Denton, TX
Last Address
Denton, TX

Date of Passing
Jul 17, 1944
 
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
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 Military Association Memberships
In the Line of DutyUnited States Navy Memorial
  2015, In the Line of Duty [Verified]
  2015, United States Navy Memorial - Assoc. Page


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 Duty Stations
US NavyUSN Armed Guard
  1941-1941, SA-0000, USS Crane (DD-109)
  1943-1944, GM-0000, USN Armed Guard
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1941-1945 World War II
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Last Known Activity
 

On the evening of July 17th, 1944, at the Port Chicago Naval Munitions base located on San Francisco Bay, the largest state-side military disaster of WWII occurred, killing 320 men and injuring another 390 men on the base. Two transport ships, the E.A. Bryan and the Quinault Victory were completely destroyed. The small town of Port Chicago, only 30 miles from San Francisco, also suffered tremendous damage. Chunks of smoldering metal weighing hundreds of pounds and even un-detonated bombs rained down upon the community, damaging over 300 structures and injuring over 100 people. Miraculously, none of the bombs exploded, and no residents of the town of Port Chicago were killed. By sheer size of the blast, the Port Chicago explosion was as large as a 5-kiloton bomb.


   
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