|Birth: ||Mar. 15, 1925|
New York, USA
|Death: ||Jul. 10, 1943, At Sea|
Having actually gone "Missing" on the above date, he was not officially declared by the military as being dead until July 11, 1944, 1 year and 1 day after he went missing as was the custom.
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Son of Carl Walter and Amy Clare (Biesenthal) Almquist.
Calvin served as a Seaman, Second Class, U.S.S. Maddox (DD-622), U.S. Navy during World War II.
He resided in Buffalo, Erie County, New York prior to the war.
The Maddox, while on antisubmarine patrol about 16 miles of the shore of Sicily, was attacked by a German Junkers Ju 88 bomber. One of the bombs exploded Maddox's aft magazine, causing the ship to roll over and sink within two minutes during the war.
Calvin was declared "Missing in Action" in this sinking.
He was awarded the Purple Heart.
Service # 6092143
The Maddox received two battle stars for World War II service.
( Bio by: Russ Pickett )
Carl Walter Edwin Almquist (1896 - 1982)
Amy Clare Biesenthal Almquist (1891 - 1968)
Carl Walter Edwin Almquist (1923 - 1978)*
Calvin Curtiss Almquist (1925 - 1943)
Sicily-Rome American Cemetery and Memorial
Cittą Metropolitana di Roma Capitale
Plot: Tablets of the Missing ~ Navy
Maintained by: Russ Pickett
Originally Created by: CWGC/ABMC
Record added: Aug 07, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 56306014