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S2 Norman William Carsley
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Birth: Nov. 17, 1907
Ellesmere
Shropshire, England
Death: May 4, 1945
Okinawa, Japan

Petitions > Atlanta Naturalization Petitions 5/1941
Born: Norman William Duncan Carsley
Ellesmere Shropshire, England
Entry US: New York 28 Sep 1912 SS Cedric
Occupation: Electric Meter Reader
Sex: M Race: W Eyes: Bl Hair: Br H: 5,8 1/2 W:141
Wife: Hazel Emily married 30 Jan 1937
Child: Norman Samuel B: 2 Dec 1941
Official Name Change: Norman William Carsley
US District Court Atlanta GA
(note wife Birth: Mar. 6, 1912 Death: May 11, 1991
Son: Birth: Feb. 12, 1941 Death: Apr. 2, 2013)

Seaman, Second Class, U.S. Navy
Service # 8939913
Awards: Purple Heart
USS Luce (DD-522), a Fletcher-class destroyer.

U.S. World War II Navy Muster Rolls, 1938-1949
Name: Norman William Carsley
Ship, Station or Activity: Luce
Ship Number or Designation: DD-522
Muster Date: 31 Mar 1945

U.S. World War II Navy Muster Rolls, 1938-1949 Record for Norman W Carsley Listed as #11
Name: Norman W Carsley
Ship, Station or Activity: Luce
Ship Number or Designation: DD-522
Missing; Sinking of USS Luce
Muster Date: 4 May 1945

USS Luce (DD-522)
On 24 March 1945 she departed Leyte Philippines escorting and screening units of TF 51 which landed heavy artillery on Kelse Shima for the support of the main landings on Okinawa. She was detached from this duty 1 April and assigned radar picket duty off Kerama Retto Okinawa Japan. About 07:40, 4 May, Japanese suicide planes were intercepted by the combat air patrol in the vicinity of Luce. Two enemy planes avoided the interceptors and attacked her from the port-side. Luce shot down one, but the explosion from the bomb it carried caused a power failure. Unable to bring her guns to bear in time, she was struck in the aft section by the second kamikaze. The port engine was knocked out, engineering spaces flooded, and the rudder jammed. At 08:14 Luce took a heavy list to starboard and the order to abandon ship was passed. Moments later she slid beneath the surface in a violent explosion carrying 126 of her 312 officers and men with her.

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Spouse:
Hazel Baldwin Carsley (1912 - 1991)

Children:
Norman "Samuel" Carsley (1941 - 2013)

 
 
Note: Entered the service from Georgia.
 
Burial:
Honolulu Memorial *
Honolulu
Honolulu County
Hawaii, USA
Plot: Courts of the Missing
GPS (lat/lon): 21.31356, -157.84756
*Cenotaph [?]
 
Maintained by: Debbie (Tetrault) & Bruc...
Originally Created by: CWGC/ABMC
Record added: Aug 06, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 56117362
S2 Norman William Carsley
Added by: Debbie (Tetrault) & Bruce Almeida
 
S2 Norman William Carsley
Added by: Debbie (Tetrault) & Bruce Almeida
 
S2 Norman William Carsley
Added by: Debbie (Tetrault) & Bruce Almeida
 
 
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- Sgt Ed Elstan
 Added: May. 5, 2013
 
 
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