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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Casualty Info
Home Town
Arlington, WA
Last Address
Arlington, WA

Casualty Date
Aug 05, 1944
Hostile-Body Not Recovered
Air Loss, Crash - Sea
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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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
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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USS New Mexico (BB-40)
New Mexico Class Battleship: Displacement 32,000 Tons, Dimensions, 624' (oa) x 97' 5" x 31' 1" (Max). Armament 12 x 14"/50 22 x 5"/51, 8 x 3"/50 2 x 21" tt. Armor, 13 1/2" Belt, 18" Turrets, 3 1/2" +2" Decks, 16" Conning Tower. Machinery, 27,500 SHP; G.E. Geared Turbines with electric drive, 4 screws. Speed, 21 Knots, Crew 1084. Operational and Building Data: Laid down by New York Navy Yard, October 14, 1915. Launched April 23, 1917. Commissioned May 18, 1918. Decommissioned July 19, 1946. Stricken February 25, 1947. Fate: Sold November 9, 1947 and broken up for scrap in New York.

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Buchanan, Charles Allen, RADM, (1926-1964) OFF Lieutenant
Massey, Lance Edward, LCDR, (1930-1942) OFF 131X Lieutenant
O'Hare, Edward Henry, LCDR, (1933-1943) OFF 110X Lieutenant Junior Grade
Berry, Howard Burton, LCDR, (1934-1943) OFF Ensign
Wright Jr, William Dudley, RADM, (1923-1948) Commander
Mehle, Roger William, RADM, (1937-1970) Ensign
Wetzbarger, Myrle, CPO, (1938-1958) 00 00-0000 Chief Quartermaster
McCaul, Leroy, CWO3, (1936-1957) GM GM-0000 Chief Petty Officer
Brice, Cortney, SCPO, (1924-1953) ND ND-5342 Petty Officer First Class
Jennings, Lee, CWO4, (1932-1963) EM Seaman 1st Class
Sanders, Layman Morris, PO2, (1937-1942) F1c F1c-0000 Fireman 1st Class
Stafford, Dean, LCDR, (1937-1958) F2c Seaman Second Class
Kloster, George Milton Howard, PO1, (1937-1943) F2c F2c-0000 Fireman 2nd Class

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