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jim ravencraft (#47616141)
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I WORKED IN LAW ENFORCEMENT FOR 27 YEARS.
MY INTEREST IN FAMILY HISTORY HELPS THOSE WANTING PHOTGRAPHS.IF YOU DESIRE A PHOTO PLEASE SUPPLY THE FOLLOWING: LOCATION/NAME/FAMILY MEMBERS. IF YOU HAVE ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS CONTACT ME BY EMAIL. A TRIP TO THE LOCAL LIBRARY OR PHONE CALL TO THE CEMETERY WILL GIVE YOU THE SECTION AND GRAVE SITE LOCATION. PLEASE FORWARD WITH REQUEST TO EXPEDITE PROCESS.
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Susan-HCBAR Historic Cemetery Preservation-SRP
RE: 88503834
Actually I need a friend in greenwood. Any chance we could talk on the phone tomorrow?
Added by Susan-HCBAR Historic Ceme... on Nov 17, 2014 6:43 PM
Susan-HCBAR Historic Cemetery Preservation-SRP
RE: 88503834
Thanks so much!!!
Added by Susan-HCBAR Historic Ceme... on Nov 17, 2014 6:12 PM
Susan-HCBAR Historic Cemetery Preservation-SRP
88503834
You have a double marker stone photo on memorial 88503834. Would you please also post your photo to Annie's husband's page, Will. He is shown linked to her on her page. I would appreciate it.
Added by Susan-HCBAR Historic Ceme... on Nov 17, 2014 5:21 PM
H. C. Ouzts
RE: Cleveland Marion Ouzts Jr.
Thanks Jim, Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours . . . I can confirm that Cleveland Marion was in fact a US Nay Submariner and lost his live on the Amberjack, the "official" date of his death is 23 Mar 1943.

Commander Submarine Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet

USS AMBERJACK (SS 219) February 16, 1943 - 73 Men Lost

Following her second patrol, AMBERJACK’s period of refit, rest and recuperation was cut to twelve days, due to the urgent necessity of submarines in the operating areas. She starred out on 24 January, but was forced to return to port for the repair of minor leaks experienced during a deep dive. Again departing Brisbane on 26 January 1943, AMBERJACK, under Lt. Cmdr. J. A. Bole, Jr., started her third war patrol in the Solomons area. On 29 January she was directed to pass close to Tetipari Island and then proceed to the northwest and patrol the approaches to Shortland Basin. Orders were radioed on 1 February for her to move north and patrol the western approaches to Buka Passage. Having complied with these orders, AMBERJACK made her first miles southeast of Treasury Island on 1 February, and of sinking a two-masted schooner by gunfire twenty miles from Buka the afternoon of 3 February 1943. At this time she was ordered to move south along the Buka-Shortland traffic lane and patrol east of Vella Lavella Island. Making a second radio transmission on 4 February, AMBERJACK reported having sunk a 5,000-ton freighter laden with explosives in a two-hour night surface attack that date in which five torpedoes were fired. During this engagement Chief Pharmacist’s Mate Arthur C. Beeman was killed by machine gun fire, and an officer was slightly wounded in the hand. On 8 February, AMBERJACK was ordered to move to the West Side of Ganongga Island and on the 10th, she was directed to keep south of Latitude 7-30 ‘S, and to cover the traffic routes from Rabaul and Buka to Shortland Basin. On 13 February AMBERJACK was assigned the entire Rabaul- Buka-Shortland Sea area, and told to hunt for traffic. The last radio transmission received from AMBERJACK was made on 14 February 1943. She related having been forced down the night before by two destroyers, and that she had recovered from the water and taken prisoner an enemy aviator on 13 February. She was ordered north of Latitude 6-30 ‘S, and told to keep hunting for Rabaul traffic. All further messages to AMBERJACK remained unanswered, and when, by March 10, she had failed to make her routine report estimating the time of her arrival at base, she was ordered to do so. No reply was received, and she was reported as presumed lost on 22 March 1943. Reports received from the enemy since the end of the war record an attack, which probably sank AMBERJACK. On 16 February 1943, the torpedo boat HIYODORI and sub chaser Number 18 attacked an U.S. submarine with nine depth charges in 5-05 ‘S, 152-37 ‘E. An escorting patrol plane had previously attacked the submarine. A large amount of heavy oil and “parts of the hull” came to the surface. This attack is believed to have sunk AMBERJACK. However, no final conclusions can be drawn, since GRAMPUS was lost in the same area at about the same time. From the evidence available, it is considered most likely that the attack of 16 February sank AMBERJACK, but if she did survive this attack, any one of the attacks and sightings thought to have been made on GRAMPUS might have been made on AMBERJACK. This vessel was credited with sinking three ships, for a total of 28,600 tons, and damaging two more ships for 14,000 tons damaged. AMBERJACK’s first patrol was made in the Shortland- Rabaul-Buka area, as her last was. During this first patrol conducted during the last half of September and the first half of October 1942, she sank a freighter, a transport and a large tanker of 19,600 tons. In addition she damaged a freighter and a transport, and made a valuable reconnaissance of several islands in her area. The second patrol of this vessel was in the are west of Bougainville. Although several attacks were made, no damage was done to the enemy. On the basis of her radio report, AMBERJACK was credited with having sunk a 5,000-ton freighter on her final patrol. The enlisted men’s recreation center at the Submarine Base, Peal Harbor is named for Chief Pharmacist’s Mate Arthur C. Beeman, who was killed in the gun battle of 4 February. Sailors Lost On USS AMBERJACK (SS-219) 2-16-43 Allmon, M. W. MOMM1 Baker, W. A., Jr. RM3 Banister, P. S. MOMM2 Barr, L. V. F1 Bartoli, R. S1 Beeman, A. C. CPHM Blauvelt, R. P. LT Bole, J. A., Jr. LCDR Bolze, J. F. FC1 Brant, H. J. SC2 Brossy, H. E. LCDR Brousseau, M. J. S2 Buchan, W. N. EM1 Cacciato, D., Jr TM3 Caldwell, L. J. D. S2 Chaffin, E. E. F2 Cheney, J. F. LT Clark, B. L. TM1 Coleman, J. L. GM2 Coultas, W. E. MOMM2 Davis, W. S. S1 Davis, L. C. EM3 DeGroot, J. F2 Demler, A. M. ENS Ducharme, D. QM1 Eastman, A. G. H. TM2 Everett, F. J. RT1 Gillard, G. H., Jr. F3 Gosciniak, T. MOMM2 Hamilton, J. W. MOMM2 Henderson, L. G. EM2 Hiatt, D. L. EM3 Hill, W. M. O. F2 Jackson, V. T. MOMM2 James, H. E. EM2 Jeter, W. L. SM3 Jewel, T. E. CSM Kingston, F. P. MOMM2 Koreyva, V. J. MOMM1 Lester, R. L. S2 Levesque, R. A. EM2 Lewellyn, J. E. ENS Lord, H. S., Jr. ENS Lucas, J. B., Jr. LTJG Macy, M. R. MOMM2 Massey, A. R. RM2 McDaniel, R. MA2 McLean, R. A. TM1 Montague, W. MA1 Muir, C. R. CTM Ogilvie, H. B. TM2 Ouzts, C. M., Jr. MOMM1 Pavlin, B. F. EM2 Pisarski, H. F1 Ranger, J. A. RM2 Rakyta, J. G. S1 Runkowski, C. L. TM3 Ryall, L. R. MOMM1 Sallee, C. K. SC1 Seidell, D. R. ENS Smorol, P. P. F2 Spierer, E. R. S1 Springsteen, C. A. S1 Stern, R. G., Jr. LTJG St. John, F. T. Y1 Taylor, H. A. EM2 Thurman, I. H. F1 Tobin, W. J. EM2 Trask, P. B. TM2 Ullstrom, J. H. S2 Ward, A. G. EM3 Wilson, E. L. F3 Winquist, H. C. A. MOMM1
Added by H. C. Ouzts on Nov 17, 2014 1:03 PM
Carolyn Whitaker
William Glen Hollar
you stated you wanted information on this family
Find A Grave Memorial# 30023327

his father was William H Holler Find A Grave Memorial# 92512730
his mother was Clara Bell Kunkle Hollar Heffner Find A Grave Memorial# 138658130 Clara was born in Armstrong Co PA and I have her parents who are buried in Iredell Co NC attached to her, Michael Kunkle and Susannah Vaughn.

William H Holler was the out of wedlock son of Lydia Elanore Holler Find A Grave Memorial# 30125409 daughter of David Holler and Polly Eveline Keller.
Added by Carolyn Whitaker on Nov 12, 2014 2:57 PM
Steve Hinds
RE: John Wier Memorial, Magnolia Cemetery, Greenwood, SC
Jim, I was in contact today with Ray Isbel who is a descendant of John Wier. He states that John is, indeed, buried in Magnolia Cemetery as my memorial indicates. There was a change made to my memorial in Magnolia indicating an association with Rock Church where a memorial had been created by a lady named Eliz. I couldn't figure out how the change could be made and Ray told me that Find A Grave will allow her "incorrect" memorial to link with mine since hers was created first and she can make changes, and she did. John Wier's parents are buried at Rock Church and what I entered for them at Magnolia is a cenotaph. I have transferred all 3 to Ray Isbel and he has already entered a lot more data and will deal with Eliz on her incorrect memorial at Rock Church for John Wier. Please contact Ray with any further questions or concerns.

Thanks
Steve Hinds (48180521)
Added by Steve Hinds on Oct 09, 2014 5:51 PM
ErnieT
Mamie Clem
Thanks for adding the photo of Mamie Clem's marker.
Added by ErnieT on Oct 09, 2014 1:10 PM
Steve Hinds
John Wier Memorial, Magnolia Cemetery, Greenwood, SC
Hey Jim, would you please remove the photo of Rocks Presbyterian Church that you posted on the memorial for John Wier. He is actually buried in Magnolia Cemetery and shares a marker with his niece.

Thanks, and Good Hunting to You!
Steve Hinds (48180521)
Added by Steve Hinds on Oct 09, 2014 11:58 AM
Billy F Jones Jr
RE: photos
Thank You for posting the photos of my Grand Parents Gave Markers, You are the Best.
Gratefully, Billy Jones
Added by Billy F Jones Jr on Oct 02, 2014 9:20 PM
Billy F Jones Jr
RE: Transfer of memorials
Do you have photos of the graves?
Added by Billy F Jones Jr on Oct 02, 2014 4:32 PM
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