E'Golf, Harold Wesley, S2c

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Last Rank
Seaman Second Class
Last Primary NEC
S2c-0000-Seaman 2nd Class
Last Rating/NEC Group
Seaman Second Class
Primary Unit
1944-1945, S2c-0000, USS Indianapolis (CA-35)
Service Years
1944 - 1945
Seaman Second Class

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Home State
California
California
Year of Birth
Not Specified
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
San Diego, CA
Last Address
4132 Florida St
San Diego, CA

Casualty Date
Jul 30, 1945
 
Cause
Hostile-Body Not Recovered
Reason
Torpedoed
Location
Pacific Ocean
Conflict
World War II
Location of Interment
Manila American Cemetery and Memorial - Manila, Philippines
Wall/Plot Coordinates
(cenotaph)

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 Duty Stations
USS Indianapolis (CA-35)
  1944-1945, S2c-0000, USS Indianapolis (CA-35)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1945-1945 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Sinking of the USS Indianapolis (CA-35)
  1945-1945 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Iwo Jima Operation
  1945-1945 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Okinawa Gunto Operation
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  Jan 03, 2019, General Photos1
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Last Known Activity

USS Indianapolis was the flagship of Admiral Raymond Spruance while he commanded the Fifth Fleet in battles across the Central Pacific. Her sinking led to the greatest single loss of life at sea in the history of the U.S. Navy.

On 30 July 1945, after delivering parts for the first atomic bomb to the United States air base at Tinian, the ship was torpedoed by Japanese submarine I-58. She sank in 12 minutes. Of 1,196 crewmen aboard, approximately 300 went down with the ship. The remaining 900 faced exposure, dehydration, and shark attacks while floating with few lifeboats and almost no food or water. Only 317 of the 900 survived.
 
S2c E'Golf was one of the members of the crew who were listed as missing in action and later declared dead.
   
Comments/Citation

Service number: 6806722

Some sources list the name as Harold W. E. Golf or Harold W. Egolf; however, Harold Wesley E'Golf is the way his name appears on the official Navy muster rolls.

The information contained in this profile was compiled from various internet sources.
   
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WW II Memorial National RegistryThe National Purple Heart Hall of HonorWorld War II FallenThe National Gold Star Family Registry
  2019, WW II Memorial National Registry
  2019, The National Purple Heart Hall of Honor [Verified]
  2019, World War II Fallen
  2019, The National Gold Star Family Registry
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