Bruton, James Clement, 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
1943-1945, S2c-0000, USS Dickerson (APD-21)
Service Years
1942 - 1945
Seaman Second Class

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Casualty Info
Home Town
Ridley Park, PA
Last Address
508 Hinkson Blvd
Ridley Park, PA

Casualty Date
Apr 02, 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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US Navy
  1942-1942, AS-0000, USS Leonard Wood (AP-25)
  1942-1942, AS-0000, USS Thomas Stone (AP-59)
  1942-1942, S2c-0000, USS Susan B. Anthony (AP-72)
  1943-1943, S2c-0000, USS Anne Arundel (AP-76)
  1943-1945, S2c-0000, USS Dickerson (APD-21)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1942-1942 World War II/European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Algeria-French Morocco Campaign (1942)
  1943-1943 Sicily Campaign (1943)/Opertion Huskey
  1944-1944 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Bismarck Archipelago Operation
  1944-1944 Northern Solomon Islands Campaign (1943-44)/Battle of the Green Islands
  1944-1944 Mariana and Palau Islands Campaign (1944)/Battle of Saipan
  1944-1944 Mariana and Palau Islands Campaign (1944)/Battle of Guam
  1945-1945 Luzon Campaign (1944-45)/Invasion of Lingayen Gulf
  1945-1945 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Iwo Jima Operation
  1945-1945 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Okinawa Gunto Operation
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Nov 01, 1942, Promoted to S2c
  Jun 16, 1943, Deck Court
  Aug 02, 1943, Demoted to S2c
  Aug 02, 1943, Deck Court
  Mar 24, 1950, Application for WWII Compensation1
  Dec 21, 2019, General Photos
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

USS Dickerson (APD-21) was with the transports southwest of Okinawa on the night of 2 April 1945, when the Japanese attacked in strength. One of the kamikaze planes approached the destroyer in a long, low glide, and slashed off the tops of her two stacks before smashing into the base of her bridge, toppling her mast and starting intense gasoline fires. Almost simultaneously another plane scored a direct hit on the center of her forecastle. The explosion tore a hole in the deck almost the complete width of the ship. Despite immediate fire and damage control measures, Dickerson's crew was forced to abandon ship when the raging fires threatened her forward magazine. Fifty-four officers and men were lost.

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

Service number: 2441395

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