Bandemer, Harold William, S1c

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Last Rank
Seaman 1st Class
Last Primary NEC
S1c-0000-Seaman 1st Class
Last Rating/NEC Group
Seaman First Class
Primary Unit
1940-1941, S1c-0000, USS California (BB-44)
Service Years
1939 - 1941
Seaman 1st Class

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Home State
Wyoming
Wyoming
Year of Birth
1921
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Torrington, WY
Last Address
Lingle, Wyoming

Casualty Date
Dec 07, 1941
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Other Explosive Device
Location
Hawaii
Conflict
World War II
Location of Interment
Valley View Cemetery - Torrington, Wyoming
Wall/Plot Coordinates
M3 Se4 L6 B127 S6

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  1940-1941, S1c-0000, USS California (BB-44)

Seaman 1st Class

From Month/Year
February / 1940

To Month/Year
December / 1941

Unit
USS California (BB-44) Unit Page

Rank
Seaman 1st Class

NEC
S1c-0000-Seaman 1st Class

Location
Not Specified

Country/State
Not Specified
 
 
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 USS California (BB-44) Details

USS California (BB-44)
        Hull number BB-44

Launched: Nov. 20, 1919

Photo from 1921.































On Dec 7th she was docked at Pearl Harbor: Battleship Row; forward of the Maryland and Oklahoma

Fate: The California was struck by two torpedoes and one bomb. The first torpedo hit at 8:05 a.m.; the second came moments later. With a gaping hole in the ship, it started capsizing. Despite efforts to bail water from the ship, it sank to the harbor bottom after three days of progressive flooding.

Crew: 2,200

Deceased: 105

The ship was raised via cofferdams, moved to the Pearl Harbor Navy Yard on April, 1942, with repairs to her cage mainmast and all six 14" forward guns were removed to facilitate her refloating.  It took until January, 1944 for the ship's total reconstruction but it was a match for most of the newer US battleships in all but it's main guns (still 14").

An after view of the USS California.


































January, 1945, the USS California was hit by a Japanese kamikaze where 44 of her crew died and 155 injured.  Battle repairs were made to keep her battle-worthy and on station.  She stayed on station until the end of the month and returned to Puget Sound for repairs.  She was back on station for the landings at Okinawa and from there until the Japanese surrender in mid-August.

Of historical interest is that after the official end of WWII, the USS California was still on duty and after different assignments in Philippines and other areas in SE Asia, she returned to the US on Dec 7, 1945 - exactly 4 years to the day of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.

Decommissioned: Feb. 14, 1947

Sold for scrap in 1959.


Type
Surface Vessels

Existing/Disbanded
Decommissioned

Parent Unit
Tennessee-class

Strength
Battleship

Created/Owned By
Not Specified
   

Last Updated: Mar 21, 2017
   
   
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120 Members Also There at Same Time
USS California (BB-44)

Bailey, Wilbur Houston, S1c, (1939-1941) S1c S1c-0000 Seaman 1st Class
Bazetti, Michael Louis, S1c, (1940-1941) S1c S1c-0000 Seaman 1st Class
Cutrer, Lloyd, S1c, (1941-1941) S1c S1c-0000 Seaman 1st Class
McMeans, Clyde Clifford, S1c, (1940-1941) S1c S1c-0000 Seaman 1st Class
McMurtrey, Aaron Lloyd, S1c, (1940-1941) S1c S1c-0000 Seaman 1st Class
Miller, John David, S1c, (1940-1941) S1c S1c-0000 Seaman 1st Class
Mirello, Bernard Joseph, S1c, (1940-1941) S1c S1c-0000 Seaman 1st Class
Racisz, Edward Stanley, S1c, (1940-1941) S1c S1c-0000 Seaman 1st Class
Wodarski, Steven Joseph, S1c, (1941-1941) S1c S1c-0000 Seaman 1st Class
Lofberg, Gus Brynolf, LCDR, (1927-1942) OFF 611X Lieutenant Commander
Hohenstein, Raymond Charles, CAPT, (1940-1961) OFF 410X Lieutenant Junior Grade
Chandler, Charles Richardson, CAPT, (1939-1969) OFF 116X Ensign
McGrath, Thomas Patrick, LCDR, (1936-1943) OFF 000X Ensign
Richey, Joseph, ENS, (1940-1941) OFF 131X Ensign
Willett, Kenneth Martin, LTJG, (1940-1942) OFF 110X Ensign
Luckenbach, Lovine, LCDR, (1928-1958) MU MU-3853 Chief Petty Officer
Thornton, Geroge, CPO, (1939-1969) YN YN-0000 Chief Petty Officer
Adcock, Curtis, CPO, (1930-1942) SK SK-0000 Chief Petty Officer
REEVES, Thomas James, CPO, (1917-1941) RM RM-0000 Chief Petty Officer
Pharris, Jackson Charles, LCDR, (1933-1948) TC TC-0000 Turret Captain 1st Class
Blankenship, Henry Wilbur, PO1, (1928-1941) PhM PhM-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Bush, Samuel Jackson, PO1, (1939-1941) MAT MATT-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Carpenter, Elmer Lemuel, PO1, (1932-1941) BM BM-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Davis, Edward Hope, PO1, (1930-1941) SK SK-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Dugger, Guy, PO1 FN FN-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Hildebrand Jr., John, PO1 FN FN-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Kaufman, Harry, PO1, (1941-1941) BM BM-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Lewis, John, PO1 SK SK-0000 Petty Officer First Class
London, James, PO1 SK SK-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Santo, William, PO1, (1941-1945) 00 00-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Scott, Robert Raymond, PO1, (1938-1941) MM MM-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Smith, Benjamin James, PO1, (1939-1945) SK SK-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Stapler, Leo, PO1 MS MS-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Sweany, Charles, PO1 EM EM-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Allen, Thomas Benton, PO2, (1937-1941) GM GM-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Beal, Albert Quentin, PO2, (1936-1941) RM RM-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Bowden, Edward Daniel, F1c, (1940-1941) F2c F2c-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Butler, James Warren, PO2, (1938-1941) F2c F2c-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Dompier, Marshall Leonard, PO2, (1935-1941) SK SK-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Henderson, Gilbert, PO2 MS MS-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Hillman, Merle, PO2 PhM PhM-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Przybysz, Alexsander, PO2 PrT PrT-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Ross, Joe, PO2 RM RM-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Shelly Jr., Russell, PO2 MU MU-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Simmons, Frank, PO2 MS MS-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Vining, George, PO2 MS MS-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Alford, John, CPO SK SK-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Beckwith, Thomas Stewart, PO2, (1938-1941) SF SF-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Cooper, Kenneth, PO3, (1939-1941) FC FC-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Deetz, John, PO3, (1941-1941) GM GM-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Garcia, Robert, PO3, (1941-1941) SK SK-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Jacobs, Richard Frederick, PO3, (1940-1941) SF SF-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Johnson, Melvin, PO3 RM RM-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Jones, Ernest, PO3 MS MS-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Keener, Arlie, PO3 SK SK-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Lancaster, John, PO3 PhM PhM-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Larsen, Donald, PO3 RM RM-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Manges, Howard, PO3, (1941-1941) FC FC-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Montgomery, William, PO3, (1941-1941) GM GM-0000 Petty Officer Third Class

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