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MM3C Alonzo R Kashner, Jr
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Birth: unknown
Death: May 3, 1944

Alonzo was a Machinist's Mate, Third Class in the U.S. Navy, United States Naval Reserve ~ Service # 8634650.
He entered the Service from Indiana.

He was killed on the USS Donnell which was struck by a torpedo from German submarine U-765.

Awards: Purple Heart


USS Donnell (DE-56), a Buckley-class destroyer escort of the United States Navy, was named in honor of Ensign Earl Roe Donnell (19181942), who was killed in action while serving in Scouting Squadron 6 aboard the aircraft carrier Enterprise (CV-6) during an attack on the Marshall Islands on 6 February 1942.USS Donnell was laid down on 27 November 1942 at the Bethlehem Steel Company shipyard, at Hingham, Massachusetts, launched on 13 March 1943, sponsored by Mrs. E. R. Donnell, mother of Ensign Donnell, and commissioned on 26 June 1943, with Lieutenant Commander F. C. Billings, USNR, in command.

Donnell sailed from Boston on 31 August 1943 for trans-Atlantic convoy duty. She guarded the safe passage of four convoys to Derry and return in the buildup for the invasion of Europe in June. At sea bound for Derry again on her fifth voyage, on 3 May 1944 Donnell made a sound contact, then sighted a periscope a few minutes later and pressed home a depth charge attack on German submarine U-473. Simultaneously she was struck by a torpedo which blew off her stern. Explosion of her own depth charges inflicted additional damage on the escort. Her casualties were 29 killed and 25 wounded. 
 
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 Parents:
  Alonzo Richard Kashner (1887 - 1960)
  Snowden W Wyatt Kashner (1892 - 1965)
 
 Spouse:
  Hazel Irene Puckett Taber (1923 - 1995)*
 
 Sibling:
  Alonzo R Kashner (____ - 1944)
  Corabelle Kashner Shreve (____ - 2005)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial
Coton
South Cambridgeshire District
Cambridgeshire, England
Plot: Tablets of the Missing.
 
Maintained by: karen wyatt sedlak
Originally Created by: CWGC/ABMC
Record added: Aug 06, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 56291238
MM3C Alonzo R Kashner, Jr
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MM3C Alonzo R Kashner, Jr
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MM3C Alonzo R Kashner, Jr
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- Betsy & Mike
 Added: Jan. 7, 2015
Dear cousin Lon, you are in the company of angels never to be forgotten.
- karen wyatt sedlak
 Added: Feb. 24, 2013
Dear cousin Lon, you are in the company of angels never to be forgotten.
- karen wyatt sedlak
 Added: Feb. 24, 2013
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