Chaney, Warner Edison, CPO

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Last Rank
Chief Petty Officer
Last Primary NEC
Last Rating/NEC Group
Primary Unit
1943-1945, RM-0000, USS Twiggs (DD-591)
Service Years
1927 - 1945
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Newcomerstown, OH
Last Address
Newcomerstown, OH

Casualty Date
Jun 16, 1945
Hostile-Body Not Recovered
Other Explosive Device
Pacific Ocean
World War II
Location of Interment
Courts of the Missing at the Honolulu Memorial - Honolulu, Hawaii
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Court 5 (cenptaph)

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Last Known Activity

In June 1945, the battle for Okinawa was drawing to its close. USS Twiggs (DD-591) continued radar picket duties in the western fire support area and supported strikes on Iheya Shima and Iheya-Aguni with pre-landing bombardment and gunfire support. On 16 June, Twiggs was on radar picket duty off Senaga Shima in the western fire support area. At 20:30, a single, low-flying plane dropped a torpedo which hit Twiggs on her port side, exploding her number 2 magazine. The plane then circled and completed its kamikaze mission in a suicide crash. The explosion enveloped the destroyer in flame; and, within an hour, she sank.
CRM Chaney was among the 152 men killed or missing. He was listed as missing in action and later declared dead.

Service number: 2793468

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 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
US NavyUSS Nitro (AE-2)USS Dixie (AD-14)USS Twiggs (DD-591)
  1939-1940, RM-0000, USS Warrington (DD-383)
  1940-1941, RM-0000, USS Mahan (DD-364)
  1941-1941, RM-0000, USS Nitro (AE-2)
  1941-1942, RM-0000, USS Whipple (DD-217)
  1942-1942, RM-0000, USS Dixie (AD-14)
  1942-1943, RM-0000, USS Whipple (DD-217)
  1943-1943, RM-0000, Naval Training Station (Staff) Norfolk, VA
  1943-1945, RM-0000, USS Twiggs (DD-591)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1941-1941 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Philippine Islands Campaign (1941-42)
  1942-1942 World War II/China-Burma-India Theater/China Defensive Campaign (1942-45)
  1944-1944 Marshall Islands Operation (1944)/Battle of Eniwetok Atoll (Operation Catchpole)
  1944-1944 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Mariana and Palau Islands Campaign (1944)
  1944-1944 Western Caroline Islands Operation/Battle for Ulithi Atoll
  1944-1944 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Leyte Campaign (1944)
  1944-1944 Luzon Campaign (1944-45)/Battle of Mindoro
  1945-1945 Luzon Campaign (1944-45)/Invasion of Lingayen Gulf
  1945-1945 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Iwo Jima Operation
  1945-1945 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Okinawa Gunto Operation
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Feb 28, 1941, Promoted to CRM
  Nov 23, 1943, Transferred to Atlantic coast1
  Aug 05, 1945, Warner Chaney of Navy is Dead1
  Jan 13, 2018, General Photos
 Military Association Memberships
The National Gold Star Family RegistryWorld War II FallenUnited States Navy Memorial WW II Memorial National Registry
  2018, The National Gold Star Family Registry
  2018, World War II Fallen
  2018, United States Navy Memorial - Assoc. Page
  2018, WW II Memorial National Registry
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