Boden, Daniel Clair, EM1c

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Last Rank
Petty Officer First Class
Last Primary NEC
EM-0000-Electrician's Mate
Last Rating/NEC Group
Electrician's Mate
Primary Unit
1944-1945, EM-0000, USS Drexler (DD-741)
Service Years
1939 - 1945
EM-Electrician's Mate
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Johnstown, PA
Last Address
708 Hulem Way
Wilkensburg, PA

Casualty Date
May 28, 1945
Hostile-Body Not Recovered
Other Explosive Device
Pacific Ocean
World War II
Location of Interment
Courts of the Missing at the Honolulu Memorial - Honolulu, Hawaii
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Court 5 (cenotaph)

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 Military Association Memberships
WW II Memorial National RegistryUnited States Navy Memorial The National Gold Star Family RegistryWorld War II Fallen
  2019, WW II Memorial National Registry
  2019, United States Navy Memorial - Assoc. Page
  2019, The National Gold Star Family Registry
  2019, World War II Fallen

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 Duty Stations
USS Arkansas (BB-33)USS Leary (DD-158)School Assignments - StaffUS Navy
Advancement Schools and Courses
  1939-1940, F3c-0000, USS Arkansas (BB-33)
  1940-1941, EM-0000, USS Leary (DD-158)
  1941-1941, EM-0000, Sound Motion Picture Technicial
  1941-1942, EM-0000, USS Leary (DD-158)
  1942-1943, EM-0000, USS PC-1191
  1943-1944, EM-0000, Electrical Interior Communications Course
  1944-1945, EM-0000, USS Drexler (DD-741)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1945-1945 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Okinawa Gunto Operation
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Jul 01, 1941, Promoted to EM3
  Nov 03, 1942, Promoted to EM2
  Feb 01, 1945, Promoted to EM1
  Aug 14, 1945, Wilkensburg Man is Reported Dead1
  Sep 07, 1945, Memorial Services1
  Jul 01, 1950, Application for WWII Compensation1
  Nov 11, 2019, General Photos
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

USS Drexler (DD-741) departed Ulithi 27 March 1945 bound for Okinawa and dangerous duty on a radar picket station. On 28 May at 07:00, two kamikazes attacked Drexler and Lowry. The first was downed by the combined fire of the two destroyers and planes from the combat air patrol. The second tried to crash onto Lowry but missed, hitting Drexler instead and cutting off all power and starting large gasoline fires. Despite the heavy damage, she kept firing, aiding in shooting down two planes which attacked immediately after the crash. At 07:03 she was hit by another aircraft, a twin-engined "Frances" P1Y1 bomber, and the "impact rolled her on to her beam ends, causing her to sink in less than 50 seconds. Because of the speed with which she sank, casualties were heavy: 158 dead and 52 wounded.

EM1 Boden was among the men listed as missing in action and later declared dead.

Service number: 2505097

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