Kollmyer, Kenneth, LTJG

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Last Rank
Lieutenant Junior Grade
Last Primary NEC
000X-Unknown Navy Officer Classification/ Designator
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1940-1942, 000X, USS Houston (CA-30)
Service Years
1935 - 1942
Lieutenant Junior Grade
Lieutenant Junior Grade

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Home State
Iowa
Iowa
Year of Birth
1917
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Keokuk, Iowa
Last Address
Memorial markers: He is also among the Tablets of the missing at the Manila American cemetery and has a memorial marker at the Fairmount Cemetery in San Angelo, TX.

Casualty Date
Feb 28, 1942
 
Cause
Hostile-Body Not Recovered
Reason
Artillery, Rocket, Mortar
Location
Pacific Ocean
Conflict
World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/East Indies Campaign (1941-42)/Battle of Java Sea
Location of Interment
Keokuk National Cemetery - Keokuk, Iowa
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Marker at Section MA, Site 8

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 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1935, US Naval Academy (Annapolis, MD), 19391
 Duty Stations
US Naval Academy Annapolis (Faculty Staff)US Navy
  1935-1939, US Naval Academy Annapolis (Faculty Staff)
  1940-1942, 000X, USS Houston (CA-30)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1941-1942 World War II
  1942-1942 East Indies Campaign (1941-42)/Battle of Java Sea
  1942-1942 East Indies Campaign (1941-42)/Battle of Sunda Strait
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LTjg Kenneth "Kenny" Leon Kollmyer
U.S. Navy, O-082590
Killed in Action, Battle of Java Sea, WWII


LTjg Kenneth Kollmyer participated in the Battle of the Java Sea. He was killed in action 28 February 1942, when the Japanese Imperial Navy defeated an allied fleet. At the end of the seven-hour naval battle, five Allied vessels had gone to the bottom, few ships survived the Battle of the Java Sea. The USS Houston (CA-30) was sunk the next day in the Battle of Sunda Strait, 1 March 1942.

His body was not recovered. Memorial markers include the Tablets of the Missing at the Manila American cemetery, at his home town of Keokuk, Iowa, and has a memorial marker at the Fairmount Cemetery in San Angelo, Texas, where his parents lived.

   
Comments/Citation

Awards, USS Houston CA-30, WWII:
Navy Combat Action Ribbon, 1942
Navy Presidential Unit Citation, 1942
Yangtze Service Medal, 1937-1941
Navy China Service Medal, 1941
American Defense Service Medal w/Fleet Clasp, 1939-1941
American Campaign Medal, 1941
Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (2), 1942
World War II Victory Medal, awarded posthumously, 1945
Philippine Presidential Unit Citation, awarded posthumously, 1945
Philippine Defense Medal, awarded posthumously, 1945

   
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