Brody, Albert Dasha, PhM3c

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Last Rank
Petty Officer Third Class
Last Primary NEC
PhM-0000-Pharmacist Mate
Last Rating/NEC Group
Pharmacist's Mate
Primary Unit
1944-1945, PhM-0000, USS Bush (DD-529)
Service Years
1943 - 1945
PhM-Pharmacist's Mate

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Home State
Year of Birth
Not Specified
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Detroit. MI
Last Address
3033 Leslie
Detroit. MI

Casualty Date
Apr 06, 1945
Hostile, Died
Other Explosive Device
South China Sea
World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Okinawa Gunto Operation
Location of Interment
Courts of the Missing at the Honolulu Memorial - Honolulu, Hawaii
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Court 5 (cenotaph)

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 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1943, Recruit Training (Great Lakes, IL), B
 Duty Stations
US Navy
  1944-1945, PhM-0000, USS Bush (DD-529)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1944-1944 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/New Guinea Campaign (1943-44)
  1944-1944 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Leyte Campaign (1944)
  1944-1945 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Luzon Campaign (1944-45)
  1945-1945 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Iwo Jima Operation
  1945-1945 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Okinawa Gunto Operation
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Oct 12, 1943, Service entry date & Serial Number
  May 18, 1944, Reported on USS Bush
  Aug 12, 1944, Shellback initiation
  Dec 01, 1944, Promoted to PhM3c
  Jun 21, 2015, General Photos1
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Albert Brody reported aboard the USS BUSH, a Fletcher Class destroyer, on May 18, 1944, while the ship was undergoing repairs at Mare Island. At the time he reported to the ship his rating was HA1c (Hospital Assistant 1st Class). Albert would earn his stripe in short order, being promoted to Pharmacist's Mate Third Class while assigned to the USS BUSH. 

During the battle of Okinawa, the BUSH was on "radar picket duty" providing naval support for the Marines and Army soldiers who were landing on the island. The ship was struck on three separate occasions by Japanese Kamikaze fighter planes, causing the BUSH to sink. Albert is believed to have been in or near the forward battle-dressing station (the officer's wardroom) when the third plane struck the ship. According to an after action report written by a medical officer on 4/24/1945, he stated: "At approximately 1645 a third single-engined Japanese plane crashed in from the port beam and crashed into the superstructure beneath the bridge. This crash demolished the forward battle-dressing station in the officers wardroom and severely burned PhM3c Albert D. Brody, USNR. Brody was on fire and immediately jumped over the side. He later joined a group of swimmers but was lost during the night." 
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 Military Association Memberships
World War II FallenUnited States Navy Memorial WW II Memorial National RegistryThe National Gold Star Family Registry
  2012, World War II Fallen
  2013, United States Navy Memorial - Assoc. Page
  2013, WW II Memorial National Registry
  2013, The National Gold Star Family Registry
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