Vogel, Charles Clarence, GM1c

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Last Rank
Gunner's Mate 1st Class
Last Primary NEC
GM-0000-Gunner's Mate
Last Rating/NEC Group
Gunner's Mate
Primary Unit
1943-1944, GM-0000, USS No Name (YMS-30)
Service Years
1940 - 1944
GM-Gunner's Mate

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Casualty Info
Home Town
Elco, PA
Last Address
Elco, PA

Casualty Date
Jan 25, 1944
Hostile-Body Not Recovered
Other Explosive Device
Mediterranean Sea
World War II
Location of Interment
American Cemetery - Sicily-Rome, Italy
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 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
USS Brooklyn (CL-40)USS Winooski (AO-38)US Navy
  1940-1942, GM-0000, USS Brooklyn (CL-40)
  1942-1942, GM-0000, USS Winooski (AO-38)
  1943-1944, GM-0000, USS No Name (YMS-30)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1939-1941 Neutrality Operations in the North Atlantic
  1944-1944 World War II/European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Anzio Campaign (1944)
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Newspaper clippings about Charles Vogel3
  Mar 06, 1942, Promoted to GM3
  Apr 01, 1943, Promoted to GM2
  Nov 01, 1943, Promoted to GM1
  Jan 26, 2014, General Photos1
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

USS YMS-30 was sunk after striking a mine at Anzio, Italy January 25, 1944. After two harrowing days clearing the minefields off the beachheads, the YMS-30 returned to a previously swept area to stage provide air cover for fellow minesweepers as they pushed closer to shore. While maintaining her station, the YMS-30 was rocked in her forward bow by a tremendous explosion, likely from a drifting mine cut loose from its anchor. The force of the explosion blasted a massive hole into the wooden hull of the ship, and within seconds the ship was going down by the bow. Her crew, though shell-shocked and dazed from the blast, were quickly able to abandon the ship before she sank bow first at this location on January 25th, 1944. 

GM1 Vogel was listed as missing in action and later declared dead.

Service number: 2505766
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WWII Memorial National RegistryUnited States Navy Memorial The National Gold Star Family RegistryWorld War II Fallen
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  2020, The National Gold Star Family Registry
  2020, World War II Fallen
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