Erickson, Carl E, S1c

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Last Rank
Seaman 1st Class
Last Primary NEC
S1c-0000-Seaman 1st Class
Last Rating/NEC Group
Seaman First Class
Primary Unit
1944-1944, S1c-0000, USS Hoel (DD-533)
Service Years
1944 - 1944
Seaman 1st Class

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Home State
Year of Birth
Not Specified
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Los Angeles, CA
Last Address
Los Angeles, CA

Casualty Date
Oct 25, 1944
Hostile-Body Not Recovered
Other Explosive Device
Pacific Ocean
World War II
Location of Interment
Manila American Cemetery and Memorial - Manila, Philippines
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Last Known Activity

On October 25, 1944, the USS Hoel (DD-533) was engaged with Japanese warships during the Battle of Samar. A slightly past 0700, gunfire hit the bridge and knocked out radio contact; however, the men fought on. After sustaining over 40 hits from various weaponry, the final running engine was knocked out of service. With one engine room under water and the Number 1 magazine ablaze, the commanding officer ordered the men to abandon ship. The Hoel sank at 0855. S1c Erickson was among the 253 officers and men who were lost. His remains were not recovered and he was later declared dead.

Service number: 8781691

Although many sources have S1c Erickson listed as only S2c (Seaman 2nd Class), the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency has him listed as S!c so that is the rank used throughout this profile.

The information contained in this profile was compiled from various internet sources.
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US Navy
  1944-1944, S1c-0000, USS Hoel (DD-533)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1944-1944 Western Caroline Islands Operation/Battle of Peleliu
  1944-1944 Leyte Campaign (1944)/Battle of Samar
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  Aug 08, 2018, General Photos
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  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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