AO William F. McGuffin

The following information is about AO William F. McGuffin. William was onboard the USS Liscome Bay CV56. When on 24 Nov 1943 the USS Liscome was torpedoed by a Japanese submarine I-175 (HIJMS Sansuikan). The USS Liscome was sunk 20 S.W. of Butaritari Atoll and Mankin Island Over 650 Officers and enlisted men lost. William was among the dead. It is said the USS Liscome went down in less than 20 minutes. The Japanese submarine Identified as the HIJMS Sansuikan was given credit for sinking the USS Liscome and was later sank by the USS Fair DE-35 near Kwajalein Island. Good men are always taken before their time. I salute them all. - Contributed by Roy Hudson in May 2010

Cpl Andrew D. Brownfield

Marine Cpl Andrew D. Brownfield, from Akron, OH. He was a 6541. He was killed in a mortar attack in Al Asad, Iraq on March 18, 2004. - Contributed by Kevin Mitchelldyer in June 2010

AO2 Robert Harry Holloway

AO2 Robert H. Holloway - E5 - Navy - Regular, Length of service 4 years, Casualty was on Feb 20, 1966, In OFFSHORE, SOUTH VIETNAM, NON-HOSTILE, SEA CASUALTY, DROWNED, SUFFOCATED, he was from Indiana, or Illinois. Had wife, two kids. We believed he was blown overboard by jet exhaust while heaving 20 mm ammo from catwalk up to the flight deck during night ops. No one saw him go overboard, discovered missing next morning. Body was not recovered, Panel 13E - Line 48 - Contributed by Duncan Adams in July 2010

AOM3C Woodrow T. Shaffer

AOM3C Woodrow T. Shaffer- died August 30, 2011, in Seattle, Washington. He testified at the Meatball Tomoya Kawakita treason trial in 1948 and later became an AOCS. - Contributed by Phil Beckett in Sept 2011

AOM3C Luther D. Stanford

AOM3C Luther D. Stanford- died Jul. 1, 1944 Aviation Ordnance Man Third Class. Served in the US Navy from September, 1943 through July, 1944. Tours of Duty: San Diego, CA, Norman, OK, Norfolk, VA, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Killed in Action in a seaplane accident in Great Exuma, Bahama Islands, on July 1, 1944. Medals awarded posthumously: American Campaign Medal, European African Middle Eastern Campaign Medal, WWII Victory Medal. - Contributed by his niece Jeannie Magers Wesley in Feb 2012 (Photo and more info)

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