Arthur, Edwin, CDR

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Line Officer
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1945-1946, USS South Dakota (BB-57)
Service Years
1940 - 1946
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Panama Canal
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Home Town
Born in Golden and raised in Denver
Last Address
Wayne, NJ

Date of Passing
Sep 20, 2009
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 Official Badges 

WW II Honorable Discharge Pin

 Unofficial Badges 

Order of the Shellback Pearl Harbor Memorial Medallion US Navy Honorable Discharge Order of the Golden Shellback

Order of the Golden Dragon

 Military Association Memberships
USS South Dakota (BB-57) Association
  2000, USS South Dakota (BB-57) Association [Verified] - Assoc. Page

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Last Known Activity

BB-37 USS Oklahoma - Pearl Harbor
BB-57 USS South Dakota / Victory in the Pacific

Edwin Foster Arthur
November 13, 1918 – September 20, 2009

Edwin Foster Arthur, 90, died on September 20, 2009. He had been a resident of Wayne for 30 years before retirement.

Foster is survived by his wife of 55 years, Anne (nee) Fleming of Pompton Plains, New Jersey; his loving son Raymond of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Franklin Lakes, NJ; daughter-in-law Tracy of Franklin Lakes, and his loving grandsons Thomas Carey Arthur and Michael Raymond Arthur, both of California. Mr. Arthur was predeceased by newborn son Gordon Holt Arthur in 1956 and son Lt. Carey Alan Arthur, USN, who was killed while serving his country aboard the USS Nimitz in 1981. Foster’s brother, Capt. Charles Snowden Arthur, USN (retired), died in 2004.

Born in Golden, Colorado and raised in Denver, Colorado, Foster joined the Navy in 1940 and was an ensign aboard the USS Oklahoma at the time of the attack at Pearl Harbor. After the Oklahoma was capsized, Arthur was stationed on the USS South Dakota, where he participated in the Battle of the Santa Cruz Islands and the Naval Battle at Guadalcanal. He retired from the Navy in 1946 as a Commander.

Edwin Arthur was a Plankowner and served on the South Dakota until the end of the war.
The USS South Dakota served two tours in the Pacific and one in Europe. The ship earned 13 battle stars during WWII.

Foster received his undergraduate degree from the University of Colorado, and Masters and Doctorate degrees in Chemistry from Columbia University. He served as Chairman of the Science Department at William Paterson College. He was an Eagle Scout and was awarded the Silver Beaver Medal by the Passaic County Boy Scout Council. 
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  1944-1945, USS South Dakota (BB-57)

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 USS South Dakota (BB-57) Details

USS South Dakota (BB-57)
South Dakota Class Battleship: Displacement 35,000 Tons, Dimensions, 680' 4" (oa) x 108' 2" x 36' 2" (Max). Armament 9 x 16"/45 16 x 5"/38AA, 12 x 1.1" 12 x 0.5", 3 AC. Armor, 12 1/4" Belt, 18" Turrets, 1 1/2" +6" +1/3" Decks, 15" Conning Tower. Machinery, 130,000 SHP; G.E. Geared Turbines, 4 screws. Speed, 27 Knots, Crew 1793. Operational and Building Data: Laid down by New York, Shipbuilding, Camden NJ., July 5 1939. Launched June 7 1941. Commissioned March 20 1942. Decommissioned January 31 1947. Stricken June 1 1962. Fate: Sold, October 25 1962 and broken up for scrap.

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Last Updated: Dec 26, 2010
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South Dakota received 13 battle stars for World War II service.

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14 Members Also There at Same Time
USS South Dakota (BB-57)

Momsen, Charles, VADM, (1919-1955) Captain
Lloyd, Emory, PO2 Petty Officer Second Class
Wier, Al, PO3, (1944-1946) Petty Officer Third Class
Bailey, Gerald, PO3, (1944-1946) Seaman 1st Class
Maday, Lawrence J., SN, (1943-1946) Seaman Recruit
Lee, Willis Augustus, VADM, (1908-1945) OFF 111X Vice Admiral
GLEISTEN, HOWARD, CAPT, (1939-1965) OFF 220X Lieutenant
Semmes, Raphael, CAPT, (1938-1967) OFF 131X Lieutenant
Lesher, David R., (1943-1945) BG BUG-0000 Other Service Rank
Samms, Floyd Tamerlane, LT, (1938-1967) YN YN-0000 Chief Petty Officer
Barry, John (Jack), PO1, (1942-1947) EM EM-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Cavell, Charles, PO1, (1941-1952) QM QM-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Stein, William, PO2 PhM PhM-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Branning, James Robert, PO3, (1943-1946) SM SM-0000 Seaman 1st Class

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