|Birth: ||Oct. 23, 1921|
|Death: ||Apr. 24, 1945|
USNR WORLD WAR II
Seaman 2nd Class,, Harvey L. Lumley MIA/KIA
Awards: Purple Heart,
Captain: Lt J.R. Crosby, USNR
Ship: USS Frederick C. Davis (DE 136)
Mission: operation Teardrop, a hunt for snorkel-equipped U-boats
Loss Date: 24-Apr-1945
Fate: Sunk by U-546 (Paul Just)
Location: 43° 52'N, 40° 15'W - Grid BC 95 North Atlantic
Complement: 195 officers and men (113 dead and 82 survivors).
Notes on event
USS Frederick C. Davis (DE 136) was participating in the operation Teardrop, a hunt for snorkel-equipped U-boats in the Western Atlantic and was part of the 4th Escort Division, which screened the escort carrier USS Bogue (CVE 9) in the Southern Surface Barrier.
On 24 Apr, 1945, U-546 discovered USS Bogue about 570 miles east-southeast of Cape Race and tried to attack on periscope depth, but USS Frederick C. Davis discovered the U-boat and prepared herself for an attack. At this moment a Gnat struck forward on the port side. The ship broke in two and sank quickly with the bow and stern raising into the air. The crew abandoned ship and were picked up within three hours by the other escort destroyers of the Division, after they had sunk U-546.
John Dowdy created a 2nd memorial (Memorial# 140302089) on 12/21/2014. His memorial in Moseley Cemetery, Uvalda, Montgomery County, Georgia, is a cenotaph as his body was never recovered.
Visit the virtual cemetery of USS Frederick C. Davis http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=vcsr&GSsr=41&GSvcid=331214&
John Quincey Lumley (1896 - 1982)
Ella Mae McNeal Lumley (1900 - 1986)
Harvey Lee Lumley (1921 - 1945)
Myrtle Lumley Rogers (1924 - 2009)*
Ruby Kate Lumley Craft (1930 - 2011)*
Jeanette Lumley Conner (1942 - 2013)*
Maintained by: Billie Lumley
Originally Created by: Judy Dixon Carter
Record added: Aug 19, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 57331918