Cable, Stanley Ray, 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
1942-1943, S1c-0000, USS Rowan (DD-405)
Service Years
1942 - 1943
Seaman 1st Class

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Casualty Info
Home Town
Wellsville, OH
Last Address
612 Broadway St
Wellsville, OH

Casualty Date
Sep 11, 1943
Hostile-Body Not Recovered
Mediterranean Sea
World War II
Location of Interment
American Cemetery - Sicily-Rome, Italy
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On 9 September 1943, the USS Rowan (DD-405) entered the Gulf of Salerno in the screen of the Southern Attack Force. That day and the next as the assault force and supplies were landed at Paestum, she screened the transports and freighters. Late on the night of the 10th, she headed back to Oran with the emptied ships. Shortly after midnight, German E-boats attacked. Rowan pursued and fired, then, as her quarry pulled away, ceased firing and changed course to rejoin the convoy.
Within 5 minutes a new contact was made, range less than 3,000 yards. Again she changed course, to avoid torpedoes and bring her guns into position. As the range decreased to 2,000 yards, Rowan was hit by a torpedo by a German E-boat. She sank in less than a minute, taking 202 of her 273 officers and men with her. S1c Cable was among those listed as missing in action and later declared dead.

Service number: 6146569

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 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1942, Recruit Training (Norfolk, VA)
 Duty Stations
US Navy
  1942-1943, S1c-0000, USS Rowan (DD-405)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1942-1942 Algeria-French Morocco Campaign (1942)/Operation Torch
  1943-1943 Sicily Campaign (1943)/Opertion Huskey
  1943-1943 Naples-Foggia Campaign (1943-44)/Operation Avalanche
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Nov 22, 1942, Promoted to S2c
  May 01, 1943, Promoted to S1c
  Sep 25, 1943, Ohio Casualties Announced Today1
  Feb 15, 2019, General Photos1
 Military Association Memberships
WW II Memorial National RegistryUnited States Navy Memorial World War II FallenThe National Gold Star Family Registry
  2019, WW II Memorial National Registry
  2019, United States Navy Memorial - Assoc. Page
  2019, World War II Fallen
  2019, The National Gold Star Family Registry
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