Shetler, Carl Edward, ARM3c

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Last Rank
Petty Officer Third Class
Last Primary NEC
ARM-0000-Aviation Radioman
Last Rating/NEC Group
Aviation Radioman
Primary Unit
1944-1944, ARM-0000, USS Essex (CV-9)
Service Years
1942 - 1944
ARM-Aviation Radioman

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Home State
New York
New York
Year of Birth
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Wayland, NY
Last Address
102 Scott St
Wayland, NY

Casualty Date
Oct 24, 1944
Hostile-Body Not Recovered
Air Loss, Crash - Sea
World War II
Location of Interment
Manila American Cemetery - Taguig City, Philippines
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Last Known Activity

ARM3 Shetler flew on 29 missions as a member of VF-15. The plane he was aboard was shot down during the 2nd Battle of Philippine Sea. His remains were not recovered.

Service number: 6083898

Distinguished Flying Cross

(Citation Needed) - SYNOPSIS: Aviation Radioman Third Class Carl Edward Shetler (NSN: 6083898), United States Naval Reserve, was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross (Posthumously) for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight as aircrewman of a diver bomber embarked in U.S.S. ESSEX during the Second Battle of the Philippine Sea on 24 October 1944.
General Orders: Bureau of Naval Personnel Information Bulletin No. 345 (December 1945)
Action Date: October 24, 1944
Service: Navy
Rank: Aviation Radioman Third Class
Division: U.S.S. Essex

Air Medal
For meritorious acheivement in aerial flight as Combat Aircrewman of Carrier-based Dive Bomber attached to Bomber Squadron 15 during action against enemy Japanese positions and shipping in the Pacific War Area from May 19 to Sept. 24, 1944. Courageous and skillful in the performance of duty, he participated in numerous strikes against the enemy on MArcus and Wake, in the Marianas, Bonins, Palau and Philippine Islands during this period, rendering valiat service to his pilot and contributing materially to the success of thes hazardous missions.

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 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1942, Recruit Training (Great Lakes, IL)
 Duty Stations
School Assignments - StaffUS NavyVB-15USS Hornet (CV-12)
USS Essex (CV-9)
  1943-1943, S1c-0000, Naval Air Navigation School in Hollywood, Fla (WW II)
  1943-1944, ARM-0000, NAAS Creeds, VA
  1943-1944, ARM-0000, VB-15
  1944-1944, ARM-0000, USS Hornet (CV-12)
  1944-1944, ARM-0000, USS Essex (CV-9)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1944-1944 Leyte Campaign (1944)/Battle of Leyte Gulf
  1944-1944 Western Caroline Islands Operation/Battle of Peleliu
  1944-1944 Luzon Campaign (1944-45)/Battle of Mindoro
  1944-1944 Mariana and Palau Islands Campaign (1944)/Battle of Philippine Sea
  1944-1944 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Mariana and Palau Islands Campaign (1944)
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Feb 28, 1945, 3 Air Medals Awarded1
  Oct 24, 2017, General Photos
 Military Association Memberships
World War II FallenThe National Gold Star Family RegistryUnited States Navy Memorial
  2014, World War II Fallen
  2017, The National Gold Star Family Registry
  2017, United States Navy Memorial - Assoc. Page
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