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Jack Oscar Beaman
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Birth: Dec. 2, 1917
Illinois, USA
Death: Apr. 24, 1945

Son of H. Walter & Nettie (Besett) Beaman, husband of Helen (McBride) Beaman.

WWII casualty and Purple Heart recipient, US Navy Reserve, Seaman 2nd Class. Was aboard USS Frederick C. Davis (DE 136), an Edsall-class destroyer, when it was sunk by German submarine U-546 in the North Atlantic, resulting in the loss of 115 men. Listed at Tablets of The Missing at East Coast Memorial, Battery Park, New York City, for missing in action or buried at sea.

Seaman 2nd Class, Jack O. Beaman MIA/KIA
Hometown: Illinois
Service # 9449633
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.

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Hiram Walter Beaman (1868 - 1945)
  Nettie Etheleen Besett Beaman (1875 - 1949)
  James Beaman (1893 - 1893)*
  Rolley Dale Beaman (1900 - 1944)*
  Jack Oscar Beaman (1917 - 1945)
*Calculated relationship
Note: cenotaph
Wyoming Cemetery
Stark County
Illinois, USA
Maintained by: One Foot In The Grave
Originally Created by: John Melton
Record added: May 24, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 52784646
Jack Oscar Beaman
Added by: John Melton
Jack Oscar Beaman
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 Added: Oct. 20, 2011

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