Holmstrom, Carl Berman Adrien, LCDR

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Last Rank
Lieutenant Commander
Last Primary NEC
131X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Pilot
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1943-1944, 131X, VB-13
Service Years
1935 - 1944
Lieutenant Commander
Lieutenant Commander

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Home State
Washington
Washington
Year of Birth
1916
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Arlington, WA
Last Address
Arlington, WA

Casualty Date
Aug 05, 1944
 
Cause
Hostile-Body Not Recovered
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Sea
Location
Pacific
Conflict
World War II
Location of Interment
Courts of the Missing at the Honolulu Memorial - Honolulu, Hawaii
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Court 3 (cenotaph)

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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.
   
Comments/Citation

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
Service: Navy
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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  1941-1943, 131X, VC-9

Lieutenant

From Month/Year
March / 1941

To Month/Year
November / 1943

Unit
VC-9 Unit Page

Rank
Lieutenant

NEC
131X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Pilot

Location
Not Specified

Country/State
Not Specified
 
 
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 VC-9 Details

VC-9

Type
Air Units - Fixed Wing

Existing/Disbanded
Not Specified

Parent Unit
Fixed Wing

Strength
Air Squadron

Created/Owned By
Not Specified
   

Last Updated: Aug 5, 2018
   
   
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4 Members Also There at Same Time
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Hewitt, Charles George, LT, (1941-1944) OFF 131X Lieutenant
Stearns, Robert Lloyd, LT, (1941-1943) OFF 131X Lieutenant Junior Grade
Fogde, Frank Delbert, CAPT, (1941-1974) OFF 000X Lieutenant Junior Grade

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