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F1 Forrest E McCartney
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Birth: Jul. 30, 1914
Treasure County
Montana, USA
Death: Jul. 10, 1943, Italy

F1 Forrest Edward McCartney
Husband of Juanita L. nee PLAYFORTH – m. 25 May 1942
Son of Forest and Lillian "Lillie" E. Welch (Renkenberger) McCartney
B. 30 July 1914 in Hysham, Treasure Co. MT
D. 11 July 1943 – KIA - at sea off the coast of Italy at 28y 11m 12d
Burial – in Sicily-Rome American Cemetery and Memorial, Nettuno, Lazio, Italy

Mahoning Dispatch, Canfield, Mahoning Co. OH
Fri, 16 July 1943
"Canfield Sailor Killed in Action"
"Mrs. Lilly Renkenberger, Lisbon street, was notified Wednesday by the War Department that her son Fireman First class Forrest Edward McCartney had been killed in action while in the service of his country. No Details of his death were given. Forrest enlisted in the Navy in March of last year, received his early training at Great Lakes Naval Training Station and later studied Diesel engineering at New York and Boston, receiving a rating of fireman – first class before he left for overseas duty in March. He was last heard from early this month. Born in Hysham, Mont., July 30, 1914, a son of Mrs. Lilly McCartney Renkenberger and the late Forrest McCartney, he came here with his parents when a small boy, returning to Montana at the age of 17, and for a considerable time was employed there on a ranch. Surviving are his wife, the former Juanita L. Playforth, whom he married May 25, 1942, his mother; a sister, Mrs. Joseph Greasel, a half-sister, Miss Norma Renkenberger, all of this place, and a brother, Herbert, of Youngstown. Another brother, John, preceded him in death."

Mahoning Dispatch, Canfield, Mahoning Co. OH
Fri, 10 Sep 1943
"Learns Details of Son's Death"
"Through a shipmate, Yeoman 3/c John E. Turner of Cleveland, Mrs. Lilly Renkenberger has learned the details of the death of her son, Fireman 1/c Forrest Edward McCartney, which occurred when his ship was bombed off the coast of Sicily, July 11. McCartney's ship, the sentinel, a 220-foot minesweeper, was taking part in landing operations off the coast of Licata, Sicily, when the invasion was beginning, and Forrest volunteered to serve as a member of a gun crew, serving as gun-trainer on the number one gun – a 3-inch piece. Axis flyers dropped fragmentation bombs on the Sentinel, one striking near McCartney's gun, killing him and several other men instantly. Other hits soon put the vessel out of control and the remainder of the crew were taken off to an American escort ship, just a few minutes before the sentinel sank."
Family links: 
  Forrest Edward McCartney (1887 - 1927)
  Lillian E. Welch (McCartney) Renkenberger (1895 - 1987)
  Juanita L. Playforth McCartney (1923 - 1974)
  Forrest E McCartney (1914 - 1943)
  Ethel L McCartney Greasel (1916 - 1998)*
  John William McCartney (1918 - 1940)*
  Norma Jean Renkenberger Alverson (1929 - 2005)**
*Calculated relationship
Note: Entered the service from Ohio.
Sicily-Rome American Cemetery and Memorial
Città Metropolitana di Roma Capitale
Lazio, Italy
Maintained by: Jennifer L. Neff
Originally Created by: CWGC/ABMC
Record added: Aug 07, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 56311897
F1 Forrest E McCartney
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F1 Forrest E McCartney
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You sacrificed your young life for our country - you will always be remembered with great honor
- Jennifer L. Neff
 Added: Mar. 1, 2011

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