Coley, Enos, S2c

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Last Rank
Seaman Second Class
Last Primary NEC
SA-0000-Seaman Apprentice
Last Rating/NEC Group
Seaman Apprentice
Primary Unit
1943-1944, Port Chicago
Service Years
1943 - 1944
Seaman Second Class

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Home State
North Carolina
North Carolina
Year of Birth
1907
 
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Contact Info
Home Town
Great Swamp, NC
Last Address
Great Swamp, NC

Date of Passing
Jul 17, 1944
 
Location of Interment
Golden Gate National Cemetery - San Bruno, California
Wall/Plot Coordinates
SECTION L SITE 8335

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 Duty Stations
US Navy
  1943-1944, Port Chicago
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1941-1945 World War II
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  Nov 11, 1943, Service entry date
  Aug 11, 2015, General Photos3
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Last Known Activity
On July 17, 1944 the largest domestic wartime disaster in American history occurred. An explosion ripped through the Port Chicago area, killing more than 300 and injuring another 350 workers. Two ships, the S.S. Quinault Victory and the S.S. E.A. Bryan were shredded. Windows as far as fifty miles away were shattered while one ship’s anchor was tossed nearly one-half mile. Eyewitnesses reported a “shining white flash” and a “great doughnut of flame.” The former gold rush town was decimated. Across the bay in San Francisco, many feared a major earthquake had just occurred. He was among those missing. Reports stated that many of those present at the time of the explosion simply just “ceased to be.”
   
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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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