Black, Eugene Edmond, ARM2c

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Last Rank
Petty Officer Second Class
Last Primary NEC
ARM-0000-Aviation Radioman
Last Rating/NEC Group
Aviation Radioman
Primary Unit
1944-1944, ARM-0000, USS Franklin (CV-13)
Service Years
1941 - 1944
ARM-Aviation Radioman

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Home State
Ohio
Ohio
Year of Birth
Not Specified
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Not Specified
Last Address
Toledo

Casualty Date
Oct 24, 1944
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Sea
Location
Pacific
Conflict
World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Leyte Campaign (1944)/Battle of Sibuyan Sea
Location of Interment
Manila American Cemetery - Taguig City, Philippines
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

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 Duty Stations
VT-13USS Franklin (CV-13)
  1944-1944, ARM-0000, VT-13
  1944-1944, ARM-0000, USS Franklin (CV-13)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1944-1944 World War II
  1944-1944 Leyte Campaign (1944)/Battle of Sibuyan Sea
  1944-1944 Mariana and Palau Islands Campaign (1944)/Battle of Philippine Sea
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
VT-13
TBM-1C AVENGER
PILOT:  LTJG Richard H. CLIVE
CREWMAN:  ARM2c Eugene E. Black
CREWMAN:  AMM3c Robert W. Bogart
 
THEIR AIRCRAFT WAS SHOT DOWN BY ANTI-AIRCRAFT FIRE ON 24 OCTOBER 1944,
IN THE SIBUYAN SEA, DURING THE SECOND BATTLE OF THE PHILIPPINE SEA.
 
   
Comments/Citation

DISTINGUISHED FLYING CROSS
 
Awarded for actions during the World War II
 
The President of the United States of America takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross (Posthumously) to Aviation Radioman Second Class Eugene Edmond Black (NSN: 7232447), United States Naval Reserve, for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight as a radioman of a carrier-based Torpedo Bomber Plane which carried out a determined torpedo attack resulting in a direct torpedo hit on an enemy battleship on 24 October 1944. His skill and courage were at all times in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.
Action Date:October 24, 1944
Service: Navy
Rank:Aviation Radioman Second Class
Company:Torpedo Squadron 13 (VT-13)
   
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