King, James Hubert, SN

Fallen
 
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Last Rank
Seaman
Last Rating/NEC Group
Seaman
Primary Unit
1950-1952, SN-9700, USS Saint Paul (CA-73)
Service Years
1949 - 1952
SN-Seaman

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Home State
Alabama
Alabama
Year of Birth
1929
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Glenwood
Last Address
Not Specified

Casualty Date
Apr 21, 1952
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Other Explosive Device
Location
Korea, North
Conflict
Korean War
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

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Korean War Fallen
  2017, Korean War Fallen


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 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1949, Recruit Training (Great Lakes, IL)
 Duty Stations
Advancement Schools and CoursesUSS Saint Paul (CA-73)
  1949-1950, SR-0000, (SN) Seaman Apprenticeship School
  1950-1952, SN-9700, USS Saint Paul (CA-73)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1950-1950 Korean War/UN Defensive (1950)
  1950-1950 Korean War/CCF Intervention (1950-51)/Chosin Reservoir (Battle of Changjin)
  1951-1951 Korean War/Second Korean Winter (1951-52)
  1951-1952 Korean War/Second Korean Winter (1951-52)
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

In April 1952, Saint Paul participated in combined air-sea attacks against the ports of Wonsan and Chongjin.

On 21 April, while the cruiser was engaged in gun fire support operations, a sudden and serious powder fire broke out in her forward 8-inch (203 mm) 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.


   
Comments/Citation

LOCATION: AT SEA

EAST SEA OFF KOJO

               BURIAL LOCATION

NEW PROVIDENCE CEMETERY, GLENWOOD, AL

Seaman (E3) King was a crew member of the cruiser USS SAINT PAUL (CA-73). On April 21, 1952, while firing on enemy installations at the Kojo area off the east coast of Korea, there was an explosion in a gun turret and he died of asphyxiation

   
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