Hudgens, James Robert, SA

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Last Rank
Seaman Apprentice
Last Primary NEC
SA-0000-Seaman Apprentice
Last Rating/NEC Group
Seaman Apprentice
Primary Unit
1951-1952, SA-0000, USS Saint Paul (CA-73)
Service Years
1951 - 1952
Official/Unofficial US Navy Certificates
Cold War
Order of the Golden Dragon

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Casualty Info
Home Town
Last Address
Not Specified

Casualty Date
Apr 21, 1952
Hostile, Died
Other Explosive Device
Korea, North
Korean War
Location of Interment
Evergreen Memorial Park - Tucson, Arizona
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Block 34

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Last Known Activity

In April 1952, Saint Paul participated in combined air-sea attacks against the ports of Wonsan and Chongjin.

On 21 April, while the cruiser was engaged in gun fire support operations, a sudden and serious powder fire broke out in her forward 8-inch (203 mm) turret. Thirty men died. The explosion occurred in the turret's left gun, which was loaded but had the breech open. The gun captain thought the weapon had fired and told the gun's rammerman to ram another projectile into the gun's breech. The gun blew up, setting off two other powder bags in the powder hoist.


                       LOCATION: AT SEA

                     EAST SEA OFF KOJO

                       BURIAL LOCATION


Seaman (E2) Hudgens served was a crew member of the cruiser USS SAINT PAUL (CA-73). On April 21, 1952, while firing on enemy installations at the Kojo area off the east coast of North Korea, there was an explosion in a gun turret killing him.

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  1951-1952, SA-0000, USS Saint Paul (CA-73)

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 USS Saint Paul (CA-73) Details

USS Saint Paul (CA-73)
Hull number CA-73

Surface Vessels


Parent Unit
Surface Vessels USS R-U

Heavy Cruiser

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Last Updated: Apr 2, 2011
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1951-1952, SA-0000, USS Saint Paul (CA-73)
1951-1952, SA-0000, USS Saint Paul (CA-73)
43 Members Also There at Same Time
USS Saint Paul (CA-73)

Albritton, Charles Lyndell, SA, (1951-1952) SA SA-0000 Seaman Apprentice
Kerr, Ray Dale, SA, (1951-1952) SA SA-0000 Seaman Apprentice
Faver, Lloyd Morgan, ENS, (1942-1951) OFF 111X Ensign
Groover, Morgan Knowles, ENS, (1950-1951) OFF 111X Ensign
Statia, James Francis, ENS, (1950-1951) OFF 111X Ensign
Burk, Lewis, PO1 GM GMT-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Costa, George, PO1, (1942-1952) GM GM-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Samora, Joesph, PO1, (1950-1955) FC FC-1136 Petty Officer First Class
Hannabach, John, PO2, (1950-1954) FTG FTG-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Thompson, Kenneth, PO2, (1951-1955) EM EM-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
D'Angelis, Guy Joseph, PO3, (1948-1951) YN YN-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Dickinson, Charles, PO3, (1949-1953) SK SK-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Haney, Elven Newman, PO3, (1948-1952) BM BM-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Stanfield, Jesse, PO3, (1951-1955) DC DC-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Thurman, Lester Paul, PO3, (1950-1952) GM GM-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Welch, Adon Harry, PO3, (1945-1951) EN EN-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Barker, William Moran, SN, (1949-1951) SN SN-0000 Seaman
Blanton, Alonzo Gene, SN, (1951-1952) SN SN-0000 Seaman
Cannon, Homer, CPO, (1941-1973) RM 23CQ Seaman
Chatellier, Dennis Leroy, SN, (1948-1951) SN SN-0000 Seaman
Cole, Bobby Joe, SN, (1951-1952) SN SN-0000 Seaman
Collett, John Andrew, SN, (1948-1952) SN SN-0000 Seaman
Estes, Roy Lee, SN, (1949-1951) YN YN-0000 Seaman
Ghezzi, Donald Charles, SN, (1950-1952) SN SN-0000 Seaman
Hamilton, Bennie Wilson, SN, (1950-1952) SN SN-0000 Seaman
Hughes, Fred Curtis, SN, (1949-1952) SN SN-9700 Seaman
Hunt, Ronald Jackson, SN, (1949-1952) SN SN-9700 Seaman
Johnson, Curtis Lee, SN, (1949-1952) SN SN-9700 Seaman
June, Paul Howard, SN, (1949-1952) SN SN-9700 Seaman
King, James Hubert, SN, (1949-1952) SN SN-9700 Seaman
Mann, Robert Hawkins, SN, (1951-1952) SH SH-0000 Seaman
Overstreet, James Douglas, SN, (1950-1952) SN SN-0000 Seaman
Price, Commie Eugene, SN, (1950-1952) SN SN-0000 Seaman
Rogers, Don, SN, (1951-1954) RD RD-0000 Seaman
Wall, Arthur Hinton, SN, (1950-1952) 00 00-0000 Seaman
Briggs, Ray Allen, FA, (1950-1951) FA FA-0000 Fireman Apprentice
Hathaway, Amos, CAPT Captain
Isom, Floyd, PO1, (1944-1953) Petty Officer First Class
Kolsrud, Robert, SCPO, (1948-1974) Petty Officer Third Class
McEachern, Edward, CAPT, (1955-1987) Petty Officer Third Class
Gano, Roy Alexander, VADM, (1926-1964) Captain
Anderson, Stanley Joseph, RADM, (1946-1985) Ensign
Board, Robert, SN, (1951-1954) Seaman 1st Class
Board, Robert, SN, (1951-1954) Seaman 1st Class

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