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S2C George T. Bradshaw
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Birth: unknown
Death: Aug. 2, 1944, At Sea

Seaman 2nd Class, George T. Bradshaw MIA/KIA
Hometown: Massachusetts
Service # 8036348
Awards: Purple Heart

Ship: USS Fiske (DE 143)
Mission: hunter-killer Task Group 22.6
Loss Date: 02-Aug-44
Location: 47 11'N, 33 29'W - Grid BD 5513
Fate: Sunk by U-804 (Herbert Meyer)
Complement: 186 officers and men (30 dead and 156 survivors)

On 2 Aug, 1944, the USS Fiske (DE 143) was part of the hunter-killer Task Group 22.6 formed around the escort carrier USS Wake Island (CVE 65) and was detached together with the destroyer escort USS Douglas L. Howard (DE 138) to investigate a visual contact about 800 miles east of Cape Race, Newfoundland. The surfaced U-804 quickly dived and fired at 15.36 hours three Gnats on the approaching ships. The first missed, but after 3 minutes the second hit the USS Fiske on her starboard side amidships and the third struck her after 4 minutes 30 seconds, breaking her in two. The survivors, among them 50 wounded men abandoned ship and were picked up by the destroyer escort USS Farquhar (DE 139), which took them to Argentia for medical attention and then to Boston.

USN Crew
Herbert Alston
Theodore Askew
Jack L. Best
George T. Bradshaw
David Busto
David Busto
Edward Campillo
Julian J. Commons
William L. Dickinson
Marvin H. Driskell
Robert L. Earnest
Bertram M. Engelman
Bertram M. Engelman
Kenneth W. Eshleman
Kenneth W. Eshleman
William G. Essex
William G. Essex
Harold E. Garner
Lupe Higareda
Lupe Higareda
Carroll A. Hudson
Judson L. Knecht
Judson L. Knecht
Chauncey W. Leppla
Harding W. Martenson
Harding W. Martenson
Robert G. Pumphrey
Harry J. Parker
Walter A. Ribbentrop
Walter A. Ribbentrop
Frank Rozman
Edward Rutko
Harold W. Shaw
William M. Snyder
Huston G. Sutton
Lawrence R. Utz
Charles Vasslowski
Warren C. Walden
Alfred L. Wheeler
Junior H. Yates
Melvin H. Zastrow
Note: Entered the service from Massachusetts
Brittany American Cemetery and Memorial
Departement de la Manche
Basse-Normandie, France
Plot: Tablets of the Missing
Maintained by: John Dowdy
Originally Created by: CWGC/ABMC
Record added: Aug 07, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 56350857
S2C George T. Bradshaw
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S2C George T. Bradshaw
S2C George T. Bradshaw
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 Added: Jul. 23, 2010

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