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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Home State
Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
Year of Birth
1922
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Not Specified
Last Address
Elco, PA

Casualty Date
Jan 25, 1944
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Drowned, Suffocated
Location
Mediterranean Sea
Conflict
World War II
Location of Interment
American Cemetery - Sicily-Rome, Italy
Wall/Plot Coordinates
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 Duty Stations
USS Brooklyn (CL-40)Surface Vessels USS No Name
  1940-1942, GM-0000, USS Brooklyn (CL-40)
  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
 
  Buried in Sicily-Rome American Cemetery and Memorial, Nettuno, Lazio, Italy4
  Newspaper clippings about Charles Vogel3
  Jan 26, 2014, General Photos1
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Was killed when the 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. 

For her actions in the Invasion of Anzio, YMS-30 received her first and only Battle Star for World War Two service.
   
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