Danforth, William Milton, AOM2c

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Last Rank
Petty Officer Second Class
Last Primary NEC
AOM-0000-Aviation Ordnanceman
Last Rating/NEC Group
Aviation Ordnanceman
Primary Unit
1944-1944, AOM-0000, USS Franklin (CV-13)
Service Years
1943 - 1944
AO-Aviation Ordnanceman

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Casualty Info
Home Town
Rices Landing, PA
Last Address
Rices Landing, PA

Casualty Date
Oct 30, 1944
Hostile, Died
Other Explosive Device
Pacific Ocean
World War II
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

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USS Franklin (CV-13) returned to the Leyte action on 27 October, her planes concentrating on a heavy cruiser and two destroyers south of Mindoro. She was under way about 100 miles off Samar on 30 October, when enemy bombers appeared bent on a suicide mission. Three doggedly pursued Franklin, the first plummeting off her starboard side, the second hitting the flight deck and crashing through to the gallery deck, killing 56 men and wounding 60; the third discharging another near miss by Franklin, before diving into the flight deck of Belleau Wood.
According to the Franklin's muster roll dated October 30, 1944, AOM2 Danforth was "Killed in action this date aboard this vessel at sea. Buried at sea".

Service number: 8215342

The information contained in this profile was compiled from various internet sources.
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 Duty Stations
USS Franklin (CV-13)
  1944-1944, AOM-0000, USS Franklin (CV-13)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1944-1944 Mariana and Palau Islands Campaign (1944)/Battle of Guam
  1944-1944 Western Caroline Islands Operation/Battle of Peleliu
  1944-1944 Leyte Campaign (1944)/Battle of Cape Engano
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  May 01, 1944, Promoted to AOM2
  Mar 03, 1950, Application for WWII Compensation1
  Jun 09, 2018, General Photos
 Military Association Memberships
World War II FallenUnited States Navy Memorial WW II Memorial National Registry
  2018, World War II Fallen
  2018, United States Navy Memorial - Assoc. Page
  2018, WW II Memorial National Registry
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