Long, William Frank, GM3c

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Last Rank
Gunner's Mate 3rd Class
Last Primary NEC
GM-0000-Gunner's Mate
Last Rating/NEC Group
Gunner's Mate
Primary Unit
1943-1944, GM-0000, USS Pennsylvania (BB-38)
Service Years
1943 - 1944
GM-Gunner's Mate

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Home State
Year of Birth
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Matagorda County, Texas
Last Address
USS Pennsylvania
Marshall Islands

Casualty Date
Feb 11, 1944
Hostile, Died
Other Explosive Device
Marshall Islands
World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Central Pacific Campaign (1941-43)/Marshall Islands Operation
Location of Interment
Cedarvale Bay City Cemetery - Bay City, Texas
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Plot: Section 6, Row 19

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US Navy
  1943-1944, GM-0000, USS Pennsylvania (BB-38)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1943-1943 Central Pacific Campaign (1941-43)/Marshall Islands Operation
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Feb 11, 2016, General Photos1
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Gunners Mate Third Class William Frank "Billy" Long,) United States Navy, was stationed aboard the USS Pennsylvania (BB-38) and was in the Marshall Islands at the time of his death. He died when a powder tank exploded while being loaded into Turret #1 on the ship during battle. He was first buried on the Island of Bikini. In 1945, in preparation to secretly test the atomic bomb on the islands of Bikini and Enewetak, he was moved to Mausoleum #1, Scofield Barracks, Hawaii. He was reinterred at Cedarvale Cemetery on November 6, 1947 near his maternal grandfather William Henry Mangum who died in 1944. At the time of Billy's death his family was living in Dickinson, Texas.

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 Military Association Memberships
World War II FallenUnited States Navy Memorial The National Gold Star Family RegistryWW II Memorial National Registry
  1944, World War II Fallen [Verified]
  2016, United States Navy Memorial - Assoc. Page
  2016, The National Gold Star Family Registry
  2016, WW II Memorial National Registry
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