Hamner, Henry Rawlings, LT

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Last Rank
Last Primary NEC
111X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Surface Warfare
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1944-1945, 111X, Commander in Chief Pacific Fleet (CINCPACFLT)/Commander Pacific Fleet (COMPACFLT)
Service Years
1942 - 1945
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Order of the Golden Dragon
Panama Canal
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Home Country
United Kingdom
United Kingdom
Year of Birth
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Last Address
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Casualty Date
Apr 06, 1945
Hostile, Died
Other Explosive Device
World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Okinawa Gunto Operation
Location of Interment
Not Specified
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 Duty Stations
US NavyCOMCRUDESPACCommander in Chief Pacific Fleet (CINCPACFLT)/Commander Pacific Fleet (COMPACFLT)
  1944-1945, USS Howorth (DD-592)
  1944-1945, 111X, COMCRUDESPAC
  1944-1945, 111X, Commander in Chief Pacific Fleet (CINCPACFLT)/Commander Pacific Fleet (COMPACFLT)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1944-1944 Luzon Campaign (1944-45)/Battle of Mindoro
  1944-1944 Leyte Campaign (1944)/Battle of Ormoc Bay
  1944-1944 Leyte Campaign (1944)/Battle of Leyte Gulf
  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
 Colleges Attended 
United States Naval Academy
  1939-1942, United States Naval Academy
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

                                               Final Duty Assignment

                                              USS Howorth (DD-592)

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Operating with the Seventh Fleet, Howorth supported landings at Wakde, Biak, Sansapor, Morotai, Peleliu, Leyte and Ormoc Bay. While at Leyte in December, she was reassigned to Destroyer Squadron 45.
   Off Mindoro while escorting a convoy from Leyte, the ??Mighty H?? was attacked by three suicide planes. She shot down two; the third damaged her mast before splashing. Repaired at Ulithi, Howorth returned in time to support landings at Lingayen Gulf, then participated in the Iwo Jima and Okinawa operations.


On 6 April 1945, off Okinawa, Howorth, operating in the vicinity of cruiser St. Louis and destroyer Newcomb, was attacked by eight enemy planes. One plane crashed her gun director killing seven, including gunnery officer Lt. Henry K. ??Pete?? Hamner, for whom Gearing-class destroyer USS Hamner, DD 718, was named.

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                                                USS Hamner (DD-718)
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