Morton, Marion Ellis, SK2c

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Last Rank
Petty Officer Second Class
Last Primary NEC
SK-0000-Storekeeper
Last Rating/NEC Group
Storekeeper
Primary Unit
1943-1945, SK-0000, USS Indiana (BB-58)
Service Years
1943 - 1945
SK-Storekeeper

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Home State
Ohio
Ohio
Year of Birth
1915
 
This Military Service Page was created/owned by Michael Morton (Mike), DC1 to remember Morton, Marion Ellis (Bus), SK2c.

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Casualty Info
Home Town
Miami County, OH
Last Address
Troy, Ohio

Casualty Date
Jul 30, 1945
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Torpedoed
Location
Pacific Ocean
Conflict
World War II
Location of Interment
Maple Hill Cemetery - Tipp City, Ohio
Wall/Plot Coordinates
(memorial marker)

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Last Known Activity

On 30 July 1945, after delivering parts for the first atomic bomb to the United States air base at Tinian, the ship was torpedoed by Japanese submarine I-58. She sank in 12 minutes. Of 1,196 crewmen aboard, approximately 300 went down with the ship. The remaining 900 faced exposure, dehydration, and shark attacks while floating with few lifeboats and almost no food or water. Only 317 of the 900 survived.

SK2 Morton was among the men listed as missing in action and later declared dead.
   
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Service number: 8554783

SK2 Morton is the great uncle of Michael Morton DC1 who created this profile.
   
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 Duty Stations
US Navy
  1943-1945, SK-0000, USS Indiana (BB-58)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1943-1943 Gilbert Islands Operation/Battle of Tarawa
  1944-1944 Mariana and Palau Islands Campaign (1944)/Battle of Tinian
  1944-1944 Marshall Islands Operation (1944)/Battle of Kwajalein Atoll (Operation Flintlock)
  1944-1944 Western Caroline Islands Operation/Battle of Peleliu
  1944-1944 Western Caroline Islands Operation/Battle for Ulithi Atoll
  1944-1944 Mariana and Palau Islands Campaign (1944)/Battle of Saipan
  1944-1944 Mariana and Palau Islands Campaign (1944)/Battle of Philippine Sea
  1945-1945 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Okinawa Gunto Operation
  1945-1945 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Iwo Jima Operation
  1945-1945 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Sinking of the USS Indianapolis (CA-35)
 Other News, Events and Photographs
 
  Feb 01, 1944, Promoted to SK3
  Jul 01, 1944, Promoted to SK2
  Mar 23, 2019, General Photos
 Military Association Memberships
The National Gold Star Family RegistryWW II Memorial National RegistryThe National Purple Heart Hall of HonorUnited States Navy Memorial
World War II Fallen
  2019, The National Gold Star Family Registry
  2019, WW II Memorial National Registry
  2019, The National Purple Heart Hall of Honor
  2019, United States Navy Memorial - Assoc. Page
  2019, World War II Fallen
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