Angeny, Albert Leroy, EM2c

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Last Rank
Petty Officer Second Class
Last Primary NEC
EM-0000-Electrician's Mate
Last Rating/NEC Group
Electrician's Mate
Primary Unit
1944-1945, EM-0000, USS Ommaney Bay (CVE-79)
Service Years
1942 - 1945
EM-Electrician's Mate

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Home State
Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
Year of Birth
1921
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Gardenville, PA
Last Address
Danboro, PA

Casualty Date
Jan 04, 1945
 
Cause
Hostile-Body Not Recovered
Reason
Other Explosive Device
Location
Pacific Ocean
Conflict
World War II
Location of Interment
Doylestown Cemetary - Doylestown, Pennsylvania
Wall/Plot Coordinates
(memorial marker)

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 Duty Stations
USS Dixie (AD-14)US NavyNAVSTA BremertonUSS Ommaney Bay (CVE-79)
  1942-1942, S2c-0000, USS Dixie (AD-14)
  1942-1943, EM-0000, USS Macdonough (DD-351)
  1943-1944, EM-0000, NAVSTA Bremerton
  1944-1945, EM-0000, USS Ommaney Bay (CVE-79)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1943-1943 Aleutians Islands Campaign (1942-43)/Invasion & Occupation of Attu
  1944-1944 Western Caroline Islands Operation/Battle of Peleliu
  1944-1944 Mariana and Palau Islands Campaign (1944)/Battle of Angaur
  1944-1944 Leyte Campaign (1944)/Battle of Samar
  1944-1944 Leyte Campaign (1944)/Battle of Surigao Strait
  1944-1944 Luzon Campaign (1944-45)/Battle of Mindoro
  1945-1945 Luzon Campaign (1944-45)/Invasion of Lingayen Gulf
 Other News, Events and Photographs
 
  WWII Draft Card
  Jul 01, 1943, Promoted to EM3
  Jul 01, 1944, Promoted to EM2
  Jun 13, 1950, WWII Compensation Application1
  Sep 05, 2019, General Photos
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

On 4 January 1945, at 17:12, a Yokosuka P1Y headed toward USS Ommaney Bay (CVE-79), approaching directly towards the ship's bow. Captain Young later reported that the kamikaze's approach was concealed by the blinding glare of the sun. Ommaney Bay was unable to react at all. The plane sliced across the superstructure with its wing, collapsing it onto the flight deck. It then veered into her flight deck on the forward starboard side. Two bombs were released; one of them penetrated the flight deck and detonated below, setting off a series of explosions among the fully gassed planes on the forward third of the hangar deck, near the No. 1 boiler uptakes. The second bomb passed through the hangar deck, ruptured the fire main on the second deck, and exploded near the starboard side. A TBM torpedo bomber had been hit by the kamikaze's wreckage, sparking a fire which consumed the aft of the flight deck. Water pressure forward was lost immediately, along with power and bridge communications. An oil tank may have been breached, contributing to the fire, as the smoke was noted as looking "oily".

Men struggling with the terrific blazes on the hangar deck soon had to abandon it because of the heavy black smoke from the burning planes and exploding .50 caliber ammunition. Destroyer escorts found it difficult to assist
Ommaney Bay, because of the intense heat, the ammunition going off, and the real possibility that a catastrophic detonation could be triggered by the blaze.

At
17:45, wounded crew began to be taken off the ship, and by 17:50 the entire topside area had become untenable. In addition, the stored torpedo warheads threatened to detonate at any time. The order to abandon ship was given. At 18:12, Captain Young was the last man to evacuate the burning wreck. At 18:18, the torpedoes stored in the aft end of the ship finally detonated, collapsing the flight deck and launching debris onto the destroyers who were rescuing survivors.

At
19:58 the carrier was scuttled by a torpedo from the destroyer Burns, under orders from Admiral Jesse B. Oldendorf. A total of 95 Navy men were lost, and 65 men were wounded.

EM2 Angeny was among the men listed as missing in action and later declared dead.
   
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Service number: 6504204

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