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 Billie Moore Ritchie

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Billie Moore Ritchie

  • Birth unknown
  • Death 23 Aug 1943 At Sea
  • Burial Manhattan, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
  • Plot Tablets of the missing
  • Memorial ID 107932065

US NAVY WORLD WAR II
Seaman 2nd Class, Billie M. Ritchie MIA/KIA
Hometown: North Carolina
Ship: USS Ingraham DD-444
Service # 6564211
Awards: American Campaign Medal,
European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal
Captain: Commander W. M. Haynsworth Jr. MIA/KIA

Mission: Escort (Convoy) duty
Mission Date: 22-Aug-42
Location: off the coast of Nova Scotia
Cause: Sunk In Collision with USS Chemung AO-30, Convoy AT-20
Crew: of ? MIA/KIA

The ship and crew lost august 22 1942 the crew declared officially KIA on August 23 1943.

The destroyer Ingraham on July 19, 1941 and with the outbreak of World War II commenced escort duty for convoys sailing from New York and Halifax to the British Isles. On the night of 22 August, as she was investigating a collision between the destroyer Buck and a merchant vessel, Ingraham collided with the oil tanker Chemung in heavy fog off the coast of Nova Scotia and Ingraham sank almost immediately. Depth charges on her stern exploded. Only 11 men survived the collision. She was struck from the Naval Vessel Register on 11 September 1942.
The Destroyer U.S.S. Haynsworth was named in the Commanders honor and commissioned on June 22, 1944.

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  • Maintained by: John Dowdy
  • Originally Created by: ShaneO
  • Added: 6 Apr 2013
  • Find A Grave Memorial 107932065
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Billie Moore Ritchie (unknown–23 Aug 1943), Find A Grave Memorial no. 107932065, citing East Coast Memorial, Manhattan, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA ; Maintained by John Dowdy (contributor 47791572) .