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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Aug 5, 2018


Arlington, Washington


From far out younder where the lumberjacks grow comes this very good-natured Swede. It would seem that the big trees of the evergreen state imbue in a fellow a love of fun that makes him liked by everyone. Rarely serious, always easy going, the Swede's inordinate desire to skylark coupled with a very fertile mind have furnished laughs on any number of occasions. However he's a good sport and when some of his victims retaliate with more than they receive he laughs it off and goes to work on a new idea. Ever the "Plebe's friend," his fund of pertinent dope has made him an oracle to which the knowledge-thirsty "untouchables" are sent for the answers. Compositely, Swede is a complacent hard-working Semi-Red Mike possessed with a delightful manner of bumming cigarettes and an ability to make friends with everyone.

Track 3, 2, 38; Batt. Football 2, 1; Cross Country 4; Log 4; Ensign.

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