Amspacher, Edward Charles, 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
1943-1943, S2c-0000, USS Bristol (DD-453)
Service Years
1943 - 1943
Seaman Second Class

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Casualty Info
Home Town
Hanover, PA
Last Address
422 York St
Hanover, PA

Casualty Date
Oct 13, 1943
Hostile-Body Not Recovered
Mediterranean Sea
World War II
Location of Interment
North Africa American Cemetery - Tunis, Tunisia
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 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1943, Recruit Training (Sampson, NY)
 Duty Stations
US Navy
  1943-1943, S2c-0000, USS Tarazed (AF-13)
  1943-1943, S2c-0000, USS Bristol (DD-453)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1943-1943 Naples-Foggia Campaign (1943-44)/Operation Avalanche
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  WWII Draft Card
  Jun 10, 1943, With the Navy in NY1
  Oct 18, 1943, Hanover Sailor Missing in Action1
  Oct 30, 1944, Missing Sailor Presumed Dead1
  Sep 02, 2019, General Photos
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

In the early morning hours of October 13, 1943, 70 miles northwest of Bone, Algeria, while escorting a convoy to Oran, Algeria, the American Destroyer, USS Bristol (DD­453), was struck on the port side at the forward engine room by an enemy torpedo fired from the German submarine U-371, causing the ship to break in half. Although only one explosion occurred and no fires resulted, steam, electrical power, and communications were lost. Eight minutes after the explosion the ship's captain ordered the crew to abandon ship. The Bristol sank within minutes taking 52 crew members with her.

S2c Amspacher was among the men listed as missing in action and later declared dead.

Service number: 8207335

The information contained in this profile was compiled from various internet sources.
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WW II Memorial National RegistryUnited States Navy Memorial The National Purple Heart Hall of HonorThe National Gold Star Family Registry
World War II Fallen
  2019, WW II Memorial National Registry
  2019, United States Navy Memorial - Assoc. Page
  2019, The National Purple Heart Hall of Honor
  2019, The National Gold Star Family Registry
  2019, World War II Fallen
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