Carmody, James Cornelius, WT1c

Fallen
 
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Last Rank
Petty Officer First Class
Last Primary Designator/NEC
WT-0000-Water Tender
Last Rating/NEC Group
Water Tender
Primary Unit
1943-1945, WT-0000, USS Kidd (DD-661)
Service Years
1942 - 1945
WT-Water Tender

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Home State
Massachusetts
Massachusetts
Year of Birth
1921
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Springfield, MA
Last Address
36 Greene St
Springfield, MA
(Parents~ Mr&Mrs Thomas Joseph Carmody)

Casualty Date
Apr 11, 1945
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Other Explosive Device
Location
Pacific Ocean
Conflict
World War II
Location of Interment
Courts of the Missing at the Honolulu Memorial - Honolulu, Hawaii
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

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 Military Association Memberships
World War II FallenUnited States Navy Memorial The National Gold Star Family RegistryWW II Memorial National Registry
  2015, World War II Fallen
  2015, United States Navy Memorial - Assoc. Page
  2015, The National Gold Star Family Registry
  2015, WW II Memorial National Registry


 Tributes from Members  
Bio posted by Burgdorf, Tommy (Birddog, TWS Memorial "A" Team), FC2 432 

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 Duty Stations
USS Kidd (DD-661)
  1943-1945, WT-0000, USS Kidd (DD-661)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1943-1943 Gilbert Islands Operation/Battle of Tarawa
  1944-1944 Mariana and Palau Islands Campaign (1944)/Battle of Philippine Sea
  1944-1944 Leyte Campaign (1944)/Battle of Leyte Gulf
  1944-1944 Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Mariana and Palau Islands Campaign (1944)
  1945-1945 Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Okinawa Gunto Operation
 Other News, Events and Photographs
 
  Nov 02, 1942, Service entry date & Serial Number
  Jul 29, 1943, Received on The USS Kidd (DD-661) as F1c
  Dec 09, 1943, Promoted to WT3
  Jun 01, 1944, Promoted to WT2
  Mar 01, 1945, Promoted to WT1
  Jan 23, 2017, General Photos
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Kidd sailed 19 February 1945, to join Task Force 58 (TF 58) for the invasion of Okinawa. Trained and battle wise, Kidd played a key role during the first days of the Okinawa campaign, screening battleships, bombarding shore targets, rescuing downed pilots, sinking floating mines, providing early warning of raids, guarding heavily damaged Franklin (CV-13), and helping to shoot down kamikazes.

While on picket station 11 April 1945, Kidd and her division mates, USS Black, USS Bullard, and USS Chauncey, with the help of Combat Air Patrol, repelled three air raids. That afternoon, a single enemy plane crashed into Kidd, killing 38 men and wounding 55. As the destroyer headed south to rejoin the task group, her fire drove off further enemy planes that were trying to finish her off. Stopping at Ulithi for temporary repairs, she got underway 2 May for the West Coast, arriving Hunter's Point Naval Shipyard 25 May.

Petty Officer Carmody was listed as missing in action in line of duty at 1410 (2:10PM) during Jap plane crash and bomb explosion aboard ship in waters approximately 90 Miles from Okinawa Shima. 
   
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