Albright, Ernest Eugene, F2c

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Last Rank
Fireman 2nd Class
Last Primary NEC
F2c-0000-Fireman 2nd Class
Last Rating/NEC Group
Fireman Second Class
Primary Unit
1945-1945, F2c-0000, USS Spectacle (AM-305)
Service Years
1944 - 1945
Fireman 2nd Class

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Home State
Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
Year of Birth
1925
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Everson, PA
Last Address
212 Graft St
Everson, PA

Casualty Date
May 25, 1945
 
Cause
Hostile-Body Not Recovered
Reason
Other Explosive Device
Location
Pacific Ocean
Conflict
World War II
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

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 Duty Stations
Naval Station (NAVSTA), Pearl Harbor, HIUS Navy
  1945-1945, F2c-0000, Naval Station (NAVSTA), Pearl Harbor, HI
  1945-1945, USS Competent (AM-316)
  1945-1945, F2c-0000, USS Spectacle (AM-305)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1945-1945 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Okinawa Gunto Operation
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  Apr 03, 1949, Buried at St Paul Lutheran Cemetry1
  May 04, 1950, Application for WWII Compensation1
  Apr 14, 2019, General Photos
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Last Known Activity

USS Spectacle (AM-305) took patrol station near Ie Shima on 22 May 1945 and, early that morning, splashed a "Betty". At 0805, a diving kamikaze crashed into the minesweeper, striking the ship under her port 40-millimeter gun tub, causing extensive damage and blowing many of her crew overboard. Her rudder jammed. She dropped anchor to avoid running over her men in the water. At 0815, USS LSM-135 began picking up survivors; but, 15 minutes later, the medium landing ship was also hit by a kamikaze and burst into flames. Spectacle's losses were: 11 killed outright, four who died of wounds, six wounded, and 14 missing in action.

F2c Albright was killed in action. He was originally buried in Ie Shima. In 1949, his remains were returned to the
US for burial by his family.
   
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Service number: 9254926

The information contained in this profile was compiled from various internet sources.
   
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  2019, United States Navy Memorial - Assoc. Page
  2019, World War II Fallen
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