Ainsworth, Bert Raymond, LTJG

Fallen
 
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Last Rank
Lieutenant Junior Grade
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1942-1943, USS Skill (AM-116)
Service Years
1942 - 1943
Lieutenant Junior Grade
Lieutenant Junior Grade

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Home State
Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
Year of Birth
1918
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Greensburg, PA
Last Address
1214 Oklahoma Ave
Pittsburgh, PA

Casualty Date
Sep 25, 1943
 
Cause
Hostile-Body Not Recovered
Reason
Torpedoed
Location
Mediterranean Sea
Conflict
World War II
Location of Interment
American Cemetery - Sicily-Rome, Italy
Wall/Plot Coordinates
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 Duty Stations
US Navy
  1942-1943, USS Skill (AM-116)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1943-1943 World War II/European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Sicily Campaign (1943)
 Colleges Attended 
Carnegie Institute of Technology
  1936-1940, Carnegie Institute of Technology
 Other News, Events and Photographs
 
  WWII draft card
  Jun 14, 1942, Commissioned as Ensign
  Apr 13, 2019, General Photos
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

At 1140 on September 25, 1943, not long after she had taken station, USS Skill's (AM-115) forward magazine exploded. This was probably due to a submarine's torpedo because a survivor, whose station was on the bridge, later reported having seen a wake of undetermined origin paralleling the ship at a distance of about 150 yards. Skill was blown in half and the forward section capsized. The after half caught fire, and the flames moved aft until that section exploded and sank at about 1200. Ten minutes later, the capsized bow slipped beneath the waves. Of her 103 officers and men, none of the officers and only 32 of the men survived.

LTJG Ainsworth was listed as missing in action and later declared dead.
   
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Service number: 169200

The information contained in this profile was compiled from various internet sources.
   
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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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