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SMN Clifford Willis Fallen
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Birth: unknown
Death: Mar. 10, 1943, At Sea

USNR WORLD WAR II
Seaman 1st Class Clifford W. Fallen MIA/KIA
Hometown: North Dakota
Service #6387614
Awards: Purple Heart
Captain: Master Elie Constantine Carr Lost

Mission: Transport Convoy KG-123
Ship: Steam merchant (Liberty) James Sprunt
Loss Date: 10-Mar-43
Cargo: 4000 tons of explosives
Position: 24.26N, 80.18W - Grid DM 2883 50 miles southeast of Marathon Key, Florida
Fate: Sunk by U-185 (August Maus))
Complement: 69 (69 dead - no survivors)

Notes on event
At 09.09 hours on 10 Mar, 1943, U-185 attacked the convoy KG-123 for a second time southeast of Guantanamo Bay and torpedoed the James Sprunt on her maiden voyage in station #42. The ship had shifted out of position between the third and fourth columns. One torpedo struck the vessel and caused her cargo to explode, the ship completely disappeared in 30 seconds. The blast went straight up and sent debris over the entire convoy and was so large that a ship 40 miles away witnessed it. None of the eight officers, 36 crewmen and 25 armed guards (the ship was armed with one 5in and nine 20mm guns) survived.

USN Personnel Lost with James Sprunt
Wesley Raymond Aseltine
Milton G. Austin
William J. Balog
James A. Baxley
Kenneth Beck
Wilbert W. Beckering
Horace E. Beech
Thomas A. Boyle
Morris J. Broussard
Hansel W. Campbell
Lewis J. Colbert
Clifford W. Fallen
Walter L. Kain
James S. Knell
James E. McFerrin
James E. McFerrin
James W. Miles
Glen D. Norris
William H. Pagel
Rosario D. Pandolfo
Donald D. Perry
Leon P. Rozwadowski
Oze Thibodeaux
Elmer G. Wallum
Elmer G. Wallum
Clarence A. Wilkinson Jr.
Carey L. Wooten

 
 
Note: Entered the service from North Dakota.
 
Burial:
East Coast Memorial
Manhattan
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA
Plot: Tablets of the missing
 
Maintained by: John Dowdy
Originally Created by: CWGC/ABMC
Record added: Aug 08, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 56791155
SMN Clifford Willis Fallen
Added by: Dan Phelan
 
SMN Clifford Willis Fallen
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Sutton ND - Thank you Clifford for your service and courage
- kateb
 Added: Mar. 14, 2013

- family finder
 Added: May. 23, 2011
For your service to freedom, we thank you.
- rosie mcnaughton
 Added: Dec. 26, 2009
 
 
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