Collett, John Andrew, SN

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Primary Unit
1950-1952, SN-0000, USS Saint Paul (CA-73)
Service Years
1948 - 1952
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Rockwood, TN
Last Address
Rockwood, TN

Casualty Date
Apr 21, 1952
Hostile, Died
Other Explosive Device
Korea, North
Korean War
Location of Interment
Oak Grove Cemetery - Rockwood, Tennessee
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USS Saint Paul (CA-73)
  1950-1952, SN-0000, USS Saint Paul (CA-73)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1950-1952 Korean War
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Jun 13, 1948, Service Entry Date and Serial Number
  Apr 08, 2016, General Photos3
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
On 21 April, while the cruiser was engaged in gun fire support operations firing at the enemy off the east coast of Kojo Area, Korea, a sudden and serious powder fire broke out in her forward 8-inch (203mm) turret. Thirty men died. The explosion occurred in the turret's left gun, which was loaded but had the breech open. The gun captain thought the weapon had fired and told the gun's rammerman to ram another projectile into the gun's breech. The gun blew up, setting off two other powder bags in the powder hoist. Seaman (E3) Collett was one those men killed.
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 Military Associations and Other Affiliations
Korean War FallenUnited States Navy Memorial The National Gold Star Family Registry
  2015, Korean War Fallen
  2016, United States Navy Memorial - Assoc. Page
  2016, The National Gold Star Family Registry
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