|Death: ||Nov. 25, 1945|
Joseph Coyne served on the USS Asheville (PG-21), a gun boat, during World War II. On March 3 of 1942, the ship was engaged by two enemy destroyers and was sunk approximately 300 miles south of Java. All personnel were considered Missing In Action. It was later learned one survivor, FM/2c Fred Brown, was pulled from the water. Brown died, March 1945, in a POW camp in the Celebes, N.E.I., but not before telling the story of what had happened to the Asheville. After the war, a fellow POW reported Brown's tale to the US Navy. November 25, 1945, Joe and his shipmates were officially considered Killed In Action (Buried at Sea).
Recipient of the Purple Heart and Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal
Joe Coyne was the son of Mr. and Mrs. John Felix Coyne. He was from Polk, Iowa, and had eight siblings.
Joe's brother, Bob Coyne
Note: Entered the service from Iowa.
Manila American Cemetery and Memorial
National Capital, Philippines
Plot: Tablets of the Missing
Maintained by: SandiMH
Originally Created by: CWGC/ABMC
Record added: Aug 08, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 56759670
Paul Hyde Schott
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