Barnes, Clyde V, S2c

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Last Rank
Seaman Second Class
Last Primary NEC
S2c-0000-Seaman 2nd Class
Last Rating/NEC Group
Seaman Second Class
Primary Unit
1943-1944, S2c-0000, USS Turner (DD-648)
Service Years
1942 - 1944
Seaman Second Class

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Casualty Info
Home Town
Weakley, TN
Last Address
Weakley, TN

Casualty Date
Jan 03, 1944
Non Hostile- Died Other Causes
Other Explosive Device
North Atlantic Ocean
World War II
Location of Interment
Not Specified
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  1943-1944, S2c-0000, USS Turner (DD-648)
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Last Known Activity

During the late-night hours of January 2, 1944, TURNER concluded a successful convoy assignment and dropped anchor off Ambrose Light in New York Harbor.  Several hours later TURNER suffered a series of shattering internal explosions which caused severe fires and by 6:50am she took on a 16-degree starboard list.  Explosions, mostly in the forward ammunition stowage area, continued to stagger the stricken destroyer and at 7:50am a singular violent explosion caused her to capsize and sink, taking with her 15 officers and 138 men.  Unfortunately, Seaman Second Class Clyde V. Barnes was one of the casualties.  Although German submarines were reported operating in the area no evidence has ever been revealed that they caused the explosions and survivors reported that routine ammunition handling procedures were underway at the time of the initial explosion. 
During salvage operations, numerous human remains were recovered but not identified.  The remains were placed in four separate graves at the Long Island National Cemetery in Farmingdale, New York.  The body of S2 Barnes was not identified and is presumably in one of the four graves which are inscribed UNKNOWN U.S. SAILOR - JANUARY 3, 1944.

Service number: 6412336
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