Cable, Dallace Devon, AS

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Last Rank
Apprentice Seaman
Last Primary NEC
AS-0000-Apprentice Seaman
Last Rating/NEC Group
Apprentice Seaman
Primary Unit
1942-1942, AS-0000, USS Quincy (CA-39)
Service Years
1942 - 1942
Apprentice Seaman

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Home State
Tennessee
Tennessee
Year of Birth
1925
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Butler, TN
Last Address
Butler, TN

Casualty Date
Aug 10, 1942
 
Cause
Hostile-Body Not Recovered
Reason
Torpedoed
Location
Pacific Ocean
Conflict
Not Specified
Location of Interment
Manila American Cemetery and Memorial - Manila, Philippines
Wall/Plot Coordinates
(cenotaph)

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Last Known Activity

On August 9, 1942, USS Quincy (CA-39), along with sister ships USS Astoria (CA-34) and USS Vincennes (CA-44), had seen aircraft flares dropped over other ships in the task force, and had just sounded general quarters and was coming alert when the searchlights from the Japanese column came on. Quincy's captain, Samuel N. Moore, gave the order to commence firing, but the gun crews were not ready. Within a few minutes, Quincy was caught in a crossfire between Aoba, Furutaka, and TenryĆ«, and was hit heavily and set afire. Quincy's captain ordered his cruiser to charge towards the eastern Japanese column, but as she turned to do so Quincy was hit by two torpedoes from TenryĆ«, causing severe damage. Quincy managed to fire a few main gun salvos, one of which hit Chokai's chart room 6 meters (20 ft) from Admiral Mikawa and killed or wounded 36 men, although Mikawa was not injured. At 02:10, incoming shells killed or wounded almost all of Quincy's bridge crew, including the captain. At 02:16, the cruiser was hit by a torpedo from Aoba, and the ship's remaining guns were silenced. Quincy sustained many direct hits which left 370 men dead and 167 wounded. She sank, bow first, at 02:38, being the first ship sunk in the area which was later known as Ironbottom Sound.
 
AS Cable was among the men listed as missing in action and later declared dead.
   
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Service number: 2961250

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