Ghan, Gwyn, 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
1941-1942, PhM-0000, USS Astoria (CA-34)
Service Years
1941 - 1942
PhM-Pharmacist's Mate

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Casualty Info
Home Town
Twin Falls
Last Address
Twin Falls, ID

Casualty Date
Aug 09, 1942
Hostile-Body Not Recovered
Other Explosive Device
Pacific Ocean
World War II
Location of Interment
Manila American Cemetery - Taguig City, Philippines
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US NavyUSS Astoria (CA-34)
  1941-1941, HA-0000, USS Oklahoma (BB-37)
  1941-1941, HA-0000, USS Northampton (CA-26)
  1941-1942, PhM-0000, USS Astoria (CA-34)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1942-1942 Central Pacific Campaign (1941-43)/Battle of Midway
  1942-1942 Guadalcanal-Tulagi landings/Battle of Savo Island
  1942-1942 Central Pacific Campaign (1941-43)/Battle of the Coral Sea
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  May 01, 1942, Promoted to PhM3
  Aug 09, 2013, General Photos1
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

On August 8, 1945, the  USS Astoria was part of the force during the Battle of Savo Island. She was struck by many enemy shells, but kept up the fight until the ability to steer the ship occurred at approximately 0225 the next morning. Fires raged throughout the ship and the injured were gathered on deck. Many of them were successfully transferred to the USS Bagley. From that point on, the crew of the Astoria worked to put out the fires and save their ship. At approximately 1130, the order was given to abandon ship. The Astoria sunk at 1216 on August 9, 1942.

The exact cause of the loss of PhM3 Ghan is unknown. He was listed as missing in action and later declared dead.

Service number: 3685971
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WW II Memorial National RegistryUnited States Navy Memorial World War II FallenThe National Gold Star Family Registry
  2013, WW II Memorial National Registry
  2019, United States Navy Memorial - Assoc. Page
  2019, World War II Fallen
  2019, The National Gold Star Family Registry
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