Boone, David Alan, Jr., GM3c

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Last Rank
Gunner's Mate 3rd Class
Last Primary NEC
GM-0000-Gunner's Mate
Last Rating/NEC Group
Gunner's Mate
Primary Unit
1941-1943, GM-0000, USS Gwin (DD-433)
Service Years
1940 - 1943
GM-Gunner's Mate

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Home State
Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
Year of Birth
Not Specified
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Westgate Hills, PA
Last Address
1416 Windsor Park Ln
Westgate Hills, PA

Casualty Date
Jul 13, 1943
 
Cause
Hostile-Body Not Recovered
Reason
Torpedoed
Location
Pacific Ocean
Conflict
World War II
Location of Interment
Manila American Cemetery and Memorial - Manila, Philippines
Wall/Plot Coordinates
(cenotaph)

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 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1940, Recruit Training (Newport, RI)
 Duty Stations
US Navy
  1941-1943, GM-0000, USS Gwin (DD-433)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1941-1941 Neutrality Operations in the North Atlantic
  1942-1942 Central Pacific Campaign (1941-43)/Battle of Midway
  1942-1942 Guadalcanal Campaign (1942-42)/Battle of the Eastern Solomons
  1942-1942 Guadalcanal Campaign (1942-42)/Tassafaronga (Fourth Savo)
  1943-1943 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/New Guinea Campaign (1943-44)
  1943-1943 New Georgia Campaign (1943)/Battle of Kolombangara
 Other News, Events and Photographs
 
  Mar 19, 1941, Promoted to S2c
  Mar 01, 1942, Promoted to S1c
  Nov 01, 1942, Promoted to GM3
  Nov 23, 2019, General Photos
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

USS Gwin (DD-433) escorted a reinforcement echelon from Guadalcanal to Rendova, then raced to the "Slot" 7 July 1943 to rescue 87 survivors of cruiser Helena, lost in the Battle of Kula Gulf. She then joined a cruiser–destroyer task force to head off a formidable "Tokyo Express" force headed through the Solomon Islands to land troops at Vila. The Battle of Kolombangara was joined in the early hours of 13 July and Japanese light cruiser Jintsu quickly slid to the bottom, the victim of smothering gunfire and torpedo hits. However, four Japanese destroyers, waiting for a calculated moment when Ainsworth's formation would turn, launched 31 torpedoes at the American formation. The Honolulu, St. Louis and Gwin, maneuvering to bring their main batteries to bear on the enemy, turned right into the path of the "long lance" torpedoes. Both cruisers received damaging hits but survived. Gwin received a torpedo hit amidships in her engine room and exploded. The destroyer Ralph Talbot took off Gwin's crew after their damage control efforts failed and she had to be scuttled. Two officers and 59 men perished with the destroyer.

GM3 Boone was among the men listed as missing in action and later dclared dead.
   
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Service number: 2438147

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