Kramb, Charles Herman, Jr., PO3

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Last Rank
Gunner's Mate 3rd Class
Last Primary NEC
GMG-0000-Gunner's Mate Guns
Last Rating/NEC Group
Gunner's Mate G (Guns)
Primary Unit
1940-1942, GMG-0000, USS Canopus (AS-9)
Service Years
1938 - 1942
GMG-Gunner's Mate G (Guns)

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Home State
New York
New York
Year of Birth
Not Specified
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Rochester, NY
Last Address
35 Fairholm Rd
Rochester, NY

Casualty Date
Feb 08, 1942
Hostile, Died
Gun, Small Arms Fire
World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Philippine Islands Campaign (1941-42)/Battle of Bataan
Location of Interment
Manila American Cemetery - Taguig City, Philippines
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Tablets of the Missing

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 Military Association Memberships
World War II FallenUnited States Navy Memorial The National Gold Star Family RegistryWW II Memorial National Registry
  2014, World War II Fallen [Verified]
  2014, United States Navy Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2014, The National Gold Star Family Registry
  2015, WW II Memorial National Registry

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 Duty Stations
US NavyNAVSTA Norfolk, VANaval Station (NAVSTA), Pearl Harbor, HIUSS Canopus (AS-9)
  1939-1940, SN-0000, USS Jacob Jones (DD-130)
  1940-1940, SN-0000, NAVSTA Norfolk, VA/Naval Receiving Station, Norfolk, VA
  1940-1940, SN-0000, Naval Station (NAVSTA), Pearl Harbor, HI/Navy Receiving 10 Aiea, HI
  1940-1942, GMG-0000, USS Canopus (AS-9)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1941-1941 Philippine Islands Campaign (1941-42)/USS Canopus (AS-9)
  1941-1945 World War II
  1942-1942 Philippine Islands Campaign (1941-42)/Battle of Bataan
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  World War II Conflict Veterans Interred Overseas
  World War II Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard Casualties, 1941-1945
  Oct 19, 1938, Service Date and Service Number
  Mar 06, 2014, General Photos3
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
USS Canopus Feburary 28 Muster Reports that he was Killed in action at Mariveles Bay, P.I.

His Brothers were killed on the USS Arizona Attack December 7, 1941
Seaman First Class James Henry Kramb
Metalsmith Petty Officer 1st Class John Davis Kramb

Name of Award
Army Distinguished Service Cross

Year Awarded
Details behind Award:
Awarded for actions during the World War II

The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 9, 1918, takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Gunner's Mate Third Class Charles Herman Kramb, Jr. (NSN: 2341897), United States Navy, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in the vicinity of Quinauan Point, Bataan, Philippine Islands, on 8 February 1942. When it became necessary to coordinate an attack from seaward with the operations of ground forces in breaking the resistance of a defiladed and strongly held enemy position, Gunner's Mate Kramb served as a gunner on one of the armored boats of the expedition. During the entire operation this intrepid blue jacket maintained accurate and voluminous fire from his exposed post in the bow of his boat despite heavy enemy fire from the beach and several hostile dive bombing attacks. On the return trip, after completion of the mission, Gunner's Mate Kramb took a machine gun position in an open part of the boat where he ignored considerations of personal safety in firing at dive bombers as they came in to attack, thereby driving off two such attacks. On a third dive bombing attempt, however, three bombs fell alongside his boat causing his death, but not before he had contributed in a large measure to the success of the enterprise.

General Orders: Headquarters, Allied Forces in the Philippines, General Orders No. 20 (April 9,1942)
Action Date: 8-Feb-42
Service: Navy
Rank: Gunner's Mate Third Class
Division: United States Forces in the Philippines
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