|Birth: ||Sep. 15, 1915|
|Death: ||Nov. 25, 1945, At Sea|
DeForest Dye 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, DeForest and his shipmates were officially considered Killed In Action (Buried at Sea).
He was the son of Daniel Dye and Geneva Gordon Dye, he had five siblings.
There is a memorial marker for him in Hebron Cemetery in Porter County, Indiana.
Note: Entered the service from Indiana.
Manila American Cemetery and Memorial
National Capital Region, Philippines
Plot: Tablets of the Missing
Maintained by: SandiMH
Originally Created by: CWGC/ABMC
Record added: Aug 08, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 56760059
Paul Hyde Schott
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pat scroggins sutherland
Added: May. 18, 2010
When you go home,Tell them of us and say:"For your tomorrow, We gave our today"~Inscription at Kohima Memorial,Burma, 1944~Thank you. Rest in peace.|
Wayne L. Osborne
Added: Jan. 20, 2008