Sharninghouse, Ora Henry, Jr., AOM2c

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Last Rank
Petty Officer Second Class (E-5)
Last Primary Designator/NEC
AOM-0000-Aviation Ordnanceman
Last Rating/NEC Group
Aviation Ordnanceman
Primary Unit
1944-1944, AOM-0000, USS Intrepid (CV-11)
Service Years
1942 - 1944
AO-Aviation Ordnanceman

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Home State
Ohio
Ohio
Year of Birth
1922
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Findlay, OH
Last Address
RT 6
Findlay, OH
(Parents Mr & Mrs Ora H. Sharninghouse, Sr)

Casualty Date
Sep 08, 1944
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Location
Palau
Conflict
World War II
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

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 Duty Stations
VT-18USS Intrepid (CV-11)
  1943-1944, AOM-0000, VT-18
  1944-1944, AOM-0000, USS Intrepid (CV-11)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1941-1943 Central Pacific Campaign (1941-43)/Naval attack of Truk (Operation Hailstone)
  1944-1944 Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Mariana and Palau Islands Campaign (1944)
 Other News, Events and Photographs
 
  Aug 24, 2017, General Photos1
  Aug 24, 2017, Memorial Headstone Weaver Cemetery~ Bairdstown, OH
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Navy Reserve Aviation Ordnanceman 2nd Class Ora H. Sharninghouse, killed during World War II, has now been accounted for on Aug 14, 2017

On Sept. 8, 1944, Sharninghouse was a member of the Navy Torpedo Squadron Eighteen (VT-18), USS Intrepid, on a bombing mission against Japanese positions on Babelthuap Island, Palau. As the aircraft reached the target area, the pilot began a dive near Bokerugeru Point and the crew released its 2,000-pound bomb. While attempting to pull out of the dive, the bomb hit an ammunition dump and exploded. The explosion tore the tail from the aircraft, causing it to crash off-shore. Sharninghouse was reported missing in action. 

Interment services are pending; a formal notification will be released 7-10 days prior to scheduled funeral services. 

Sharninghouse's name is recorded on the Walls of the Missing at an American Battle Monuments Commission site along with the others who are missing from World War II. A rosette will be placed next to his name to indicate he has been accounted for.
   
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 Military Association Memberships
World War II FallenUnited States Navy Memorial The National Gold Star Family RegistryWW II Memorial National Registry
  2017, World War II Fallen
  2017, United States Navy Memorial - Assoc. Page
  2017, The National Gold Star Family Registry
  2017, WW II Memorial National Registry
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