Eyler, Clarence Robert, 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
1943-1945, EM-0000, USS Renshaw (DD-499)
Service Years
1942 - 1945
EM-Electrician's Mate

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Home State
Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
Year of Birth
1916
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Pittsburgh, PA
Last Address
7338 Florence St
Swissvale, PA

Casualty Date
Feb 21, 1945
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
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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 Duty Stations/ Advancement Schools
US NavyUSS Renshaw (DD-499)
  1942-1942, EM-0000, USS Mayo (DD-422)
  1943-1945, EM-0000, USS Renshaw (DD-499)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1942-1942 World War II/European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Algeria-French Morocco Campaign (1942)
  1943-1943 Northern Solomon Islands Campaign (1943-44)/Battle of Kula Gulf
  1943-1943 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Treasury-Bougainville Operation
  1944-1944 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Bismarck Archipelago Operation
  1944-1944 Mariana and Palau Islands Campaign (1944)/Battle of Tinian
  1944-1944 Leyte Campaign (1944)/Battle of Ormoc Bay
  1945-1945 Luzon Campaign (1944-45)/Invasion of Lingayen Gulf
 Other News, Events and Photographs
 
  Oct 16, 1940, WWII draft card1
  May 01, 1943, Promoted to EM2
  Feb 01, 1944, Promoted to EM1
  Feb 22, 1944, Buried at sea
  Jul 01, 1950, Application for WWII Compensation1
  Mar 10, 2020, General Photos
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

While in the Mindanao Sea, on 21 February 1945, USS Renshaw (DD-499) was struck by a torpedo from an enemy submarine, about 10 feet below the waterline, flooding the firerooms. The ship lost all power, a large section of the hull was warped by the explosion, and bulkheads and decks were fractured. Even though 19 men were killed and 20 injured, within a matter of minutes, damage control parties had the flooding reduced by half. Through their efforts the main propulsion machinery suffered no damage. She managed to get under way again, and was escorted to San Pedro Bay by Rudderow.

EM1 Eyler was killed in action on 21 February 1945 and buried at sea by his shipmates the following day.
   
Comments/Citation

Service number: 6523631

The information contained within this profile was compiled from various internet sources.
   
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WW II Memorial National RegistryUnited States Navy Memorial The National Gold Star Family RegistryWorld War II Fallen
  2020, WW II Memorial National Registry
  2020, United States Navy Memorial - Assoc. Page
  2020, The National Gold Star Family Registry
  2020, World War II Fallen
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