Branning, James Robert, Jr., QM3c

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Last Rank
Quartermaster 3rd Class
Last Primary NEC
Last Rating/NEC Group
Primary Unit
1945-1946, QM-0000, USS Massachusetts (BB-59)
Service Years
1943 - 1946

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Contact Info
Home Town
Meridian, MS
Last Address
Cherrylog, GA

Date of Passing
Feb 02, 2000
Location of Interment
Not Specified
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 Official Badges 

WW II Honorable Discharge Pin

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  1944-1945, SM-0000, USS South Dakota (BB-57)

Seaman 1st Class

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November / 1944

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August / 1945

USS South Dakota (BB-57) Unit Page

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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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South Dakota-class


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Last Updated: Mar 30, 2019
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15 Members Also There at Same Time
USS South Dakota (BB-57)

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
Thomas, Herbert Wesley, PO2, (1941-1945) MO MO-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Momsen, Charles, VADM, (1919-1955) Captain
Arthur, Edwin, CDR, (1940-1946) Commander
Arthur, Edwin, CDR, (1940-1946) Lieutenant Commander
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

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