Pomerance, Sherman, LTJG

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Last Rank
Lieutenant Junior Grade
Last Primary NEC
111X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Surface Warfare
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1944-1945, USS Bush (DD-529)
Service Years
1942 - 1945
Lieutenant Junior Grade
Lieutenant Junior Grade

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Home Country
United States
United States
Year of Birth
Not Specified
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
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Last Address
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Casualty Date
Apr 06, 1945
 
Cause
Hostile, Died while Missing
Reason
Drowned, Suffocated
Location
Okinawa
Conflict
World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Okinawa Gunto Operation
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
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 Duty Stations
US Navy
  1944-1945, USS Bush (DD-529)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1943-1944 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Bismarck Archipelago Operation
  1944-1945 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Luzon Campaign (1944-45)
  1945-1945 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Iwo Jima Operation
  1945-1945 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Okinawa Gunto Operation
  1945-1945 Luzon Campaign (1944-45)/Invasion of Lingayen Gulf
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity


     USS Bush (DD-529)


            USS Bush (DD-529) off Mare Island, 11 June 1944. Her camouflage is Measure 32.
                 USS Bush (DD-529) off Mare Island, 11 June 1944 

Fletcher-class destroyer, was the second ship of the United States Navy to be named for Lieutenant William Sharp Bush, USMC, who served on the Constitution during the War of 1812.

Bush was launched 27 October 1942 by Bethlehem Steel Co., San Francisco, Calif., sponsored by Miss Marion Jackson, great-great-grandniece of Lieutenant Bush; and commissioned 10 May 1943, Commander W. F. Peterson in command.

   
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Lt. (jg) Sherman Pomerance reported aboard November 19, 1944, as action in The Philippines was underway. Mr. Pomerance assumed the duties of the Torpedo Officer. On April 6, 1945, Lt. (jg) Pomerance was lost with the ship. He is believed to have survived the three kamikaze hits on the ship, but not his time in the water. 

 

   
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