Andrews, Bernard William, GM3

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Last Rank
Petty Officer Third Class
Last Primary NEC
GM-0000-Gunner's Mate
Last Rating/NEC Group
Gunner's Mate
Primary Unit
1940-1942, GM-0000, USS Quincy (CA-39)
Service Years
1940 - 1942
GM-Gunner's Mate

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Home State
Ohio
Ohio
Year of Birth
1917
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Bellaire
Last Address
3318 Washington St.
Bellaire, OH

Casualty Date
Aug 09, 1942
 
Cause
Hostile-Body Not Recovered
Reason
Torpedoed
Location
Pacific Ocean
Conflict
World War II
Location of Interment
Manila American Cemetery - Taguig City, Philippines
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Cenotaph

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Last Known Activity

On August 9, 1942, USS Quincy (CA-39), along with sister ships USS Astoria (CA-34) and USS Vincennes (CA-44), had seen aircraft flares dropped over other ships in the task force, and had just sounded general quarters and was coming alert when the searchlights from the Japanese column came on. Quincy's captain, Samuel N. Moore, gave the order to commence firing, but the gun crews were not ready. Within a few minutes, Quincy was caught in a crossfire between Aoba, Furutaka, and TenryĆ«, and was hit heavily and set afire. Quincy's captain ordered his cruiser to charge towards the eastern Japanese column, but as she turned to do so Quincy was hit by two torpedoes from TenryĆ«, causing severe damage. Quincy managed to fire a few main gun salvos, one of which hit Chokai's chart room 6 meters (20 ft) from Admiral Mikawa and killed or wounded 36 men, although Mikawa was not injured. At 02:10, incoming shells killed or wounded almost all of Quincy's bridge crew, including the captain. At 02:16, the cruiser was hit by a torpedo from Aoba, and the ship's remaining guns were silenced. Quincy sustained many direct hits which left 370 men dead and 167 wounded. She sank, bow first, at 02:38, being the first ship sunk in the area which was later known as Ironbottom Sound.
 
GM3 Andrews was among the men listed as missing in action and later declared dead.
   
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Not Specified
   

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 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1940, Recruit Training (Newport, RI)
 Duty Stations
USS Quincy (CA-39)
  1940-1942, GM-0000, USS Quincy (CA-39)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1941-1941 Neutrality Operations in the North Atlantic
  1942-1942 Guadalcanal-Tulagi landings/Battle of Savo Island
 Other News, Events and Photographs
 
  Oct 16, 1940, Service # 250 58 57
  Feb 16, 1941, Advanced from AS to S2c
  Aug 01, 1941, Advanced from S2c to S1c
  May 01, 1942, Advanced from S1c to GM3c
 Military Association Memberships
United States Navy Memorial The National Gold Star Family RegistryWW II Memorial National RegistryWorld War II Fallen
  1942, United States Navy Memorial - Assoc. Page
  1942, The National Gold Star Family Registry
  1942, WW II Memorial National Registry
  1944, World War II Fallen
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