|Birth: ||Oct. 13, 1904|
|Death: ||May 27, 1966|
Senior Medical Officer, USS Casablanca(CVE-55).
".., 5 November, 1944, Commander Eugene R. Hammersley, a country doctor from Ohio who had entered active duty in the Naval Reserves after graduating from medical school at Ohio State, arrived on board. A family man with a son serving in the U.S. Coast Guard in the Pacific, he had been activated and sent to Quantico as a medical officer when there was threat of war." Commander Hammersley was taken aboard CasaB as Senior Medical Officer...
In late September, 1945,...left the ship. He "took the train back to Ohio, re-opened his private practice and and continued in the Naval Reserves until his death in 1966. During that time, he delivered three generations of babies in Tuscarawas County, became anesthesiologist and chief of staff of the local hospital, and was paid with moonshine or chickens by patients who could not pay with cash. He was so well-thought-of that at the funeral home calling hours, the waiting line was three blocks long and there was standing room only at the church for his funeral."
The Casablanca carried planes and supplies to the areas of fighting. Her personnel also trained hundreds of people from the Navy as well as other branches of the military.
Bio based on information provided by Commander Hammersley's niece in her book, The Role the USS Casablanca (CVE-55) Played in World War II in the Pacific, by Dr. Barbara G. Jones.
Cemetery picture from Kristi Hilton.
Mabel I. Van Lehn Hammersley (1915 - 2004)
Sharon Moravian Cemetery
Created by: rosie mcnaughton
Record added: Oct 26, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 99620192