Carr, Clifford Hickman, F2c

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Last Rank
Fireman 2nd Class
Last Primary NEC
FA-0000-Fireman Apprentice
Last Rating/NEC Group
Fireman Apprentice
Primary Unit
1944-1944, USS Eversole (DE-404)
Service Years
1943 - 1944
Official/Unofficial US Navy Certificates
Plank Owner
Fireman 2nd Class

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Year of Birth
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Hazel Park. MI
Last Address
23778 Cayuga
Hazel Park, MI
(Parents~Mr&Mrs James Carr)

Casualty Date
Oct 29, 1944
Hostile, Died
Other Explosive Device
Pacific Ocean
World War II
Location of Interment
Manila American Cemetery - Taguig City, Philippines
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Tablets of the Missing (Cenotaph)

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 Military Association Memberships
World War II FallenUnited States Navy Memorial The National Gold Star Family RegistryWW II Memorial National Registry
  2013, World War II Fallen [Verified]
  2013, United States Navy Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2013, The National Gold Star Family Registry
  2013, WW II Memorial National Registry

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 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1943, Recruit Training (Bainbridge, MD), 111
 Duty Stations
US Navy
  1943-1944, FA-0000, USS Fechteler (DE-157)
  1944-1944, USS Eversole (DE-404)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1944-1944 Leyte Campaign (1944)/Battle of Leyte Gulf
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Mar 06, 1943, Service entry date & Serial Number
  Jul 01, 1943, Commissioning Crew of USS Fletcher DE-157
  Jan 01, 1944, Promoted to Fireman 2nd Class (E-2) F2c
  Jan 01, 1944, Transfer from Fletcher for training and new ship
  Mar 21, 1944, Commissioning Crew of USS Eversole (DE-404)
  Oct 29, 2013, General Photos1
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
After the Battle of Leyte Gulf, Eversole rescued downed pilots, screened two of the damaged escort carriers, and took wounded off one of the carriers. In the early morning of 28 October, Eversole made contact by sonar with a submarine, and half a minute later suffered the first of two torpedo hits. The ship was ordered abandoned. After the men were all in the water, the submarine surfaced and opened fire, then dived once more. Five minutes later there was a tremendous underwater explosion which killed or wounded some of Eversole's crew. Lights from the survivors' flashlights attracted two other escorts, one of which rescued the 139 wounded survivors, as the other began a series of attacks which sank I-45, presumably the Japanese submarine which had torpedoed Eversole.

Following is a transcript of a letter from Commander Geo. E. Marix

January 2, 1945

My Dear Mr. and Mrs. Carr,

I received your letter this morning and will answer it at once. Your son, Clifford was a boy to be very proud of and I am proud to have had him under my command. He was a willing worker and never let his shipmates down, and that is the highest complement that one Navy man can pay another. 

Clifford was in the compartment where the torpedo hit and mercifully never knew what had happened for it was all too sudden.

The Eversole was hit by two submarine torpedoes at two thirty on the morning of the twenty ninth of October and went down some twenty minutes later. Those of us that got off were straffed in the water by machine guns and then the Jap sub dropped a demolition charge that killed or wounded all of us in the water. We are living on borrowed time and very thankful to be here. I am only sorry that I could not have brought Clifford back with me. Please believe me Mrs. Carr that his death is not in vain and that he will always be remembered by his shipmates as a fine boy. I hope that you will feel free to call on me at any time for anything that I can do for you, and accept my deepest sympathy in your great loss.


Geo. E. Marix

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