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Holmstrom, Carl Berman Adrien, LCDR.
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Home Town Arlington, WA
Last Address Arlington, WA
Casualty Date Aug 05, 1944
Cause Hostile-Body Not Recovered
Reason Air Loss, Crash - Sea
Conflict World War II
Location of Interment Courts of the Missing at the Honolulu Memorial - Honolulu, Hawaii
Wall/Plot Coordinates Court 3 (cenotaph)
Last Known Activity
As a the Executive Officer of VB-13, stationed on board USS Franklin (CV-13), LCDR Holmstrom's SB2C-3 Helldiver was shot down by anti-aircraft fire during the Battle of Chichi Jima on August 6,1944. His remains were not recovered and he was later declared dead.
Service number: 081095
Exuctive Officer of VB-13 from 11/1943 until his death.
Distinguished Flying Cross
DIST FLY CROSS
Awarded for actions during World War II
Rank: Lieutenant Commander
General Orders: Bureau of Naval Personnel Information Bulletin No. 337 (April 1945)
Citation: Lieutenant Commander Carl B. A. Holmstrom (NSN: 0-81095), United States Navy, was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross (Posthumously) for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight as pilot of a carrier-based Scout Bomber in the Bonin Islands on 5 August 1944.
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