CDR John Jackson Shaffer, III

CDR John Jackson Shaffer, III

Birth
Houma, Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana, USA
Death 8 Apr 1944 (aged 34)
At Sea
Burial Houma, Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana, USA
Memorial ID 160209432 · View Source
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John Jackson III SHAFFER
Sex: M
Birth: 12 JUN 1909 in Houma, Terrebonne Parish, LA
Death: 8 Apr 1944 (Killed in Action)
Burial: At sea from his ship, the U.S.S. Champlin
At Latitude 39 46 North
And Longitude 71 54 West

Father: John Jackson "Jack" Jr. SHAFFER b: 2 MAY 1887 in Magnolia Plantation, Terrebonne Parish, LA
Mother: Henriette "Etta" Hunter LEE

Sources:
Title: South LA. Vital Family Records
Publication: by Terrebonne Parish Genealogical Society
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John Shaffer was a survivor of the sinking of the U.S.S. Arizona, only to die later during the war.

U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current
Birth, Marriage & Death
Name: John Jackson Shaffer III
Birth: 12 Jun 1909 - Louisiana, USA
Death: 8 Apr 1944
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Warship Commands listed for John Jackson Shaffer, USN

Ship Rank Type From To
USS Champlin (DD 601) Destroyer 28 Jan 1944 7 Apr 1944
Career information
Commander Shaffer was killed, and 3 men wounded, when a 20mm projectile exploded as a result of improperly out firing cam cut-out which did not allow for the open lid of the ready box.

Additional sources
uboatarchive.net. Funderal service onboard USS Champlin
findagrave.com. John Jackson Shaffer, III

Events related to this officer
Destroyer USS Champlin (DD 601)

7 Apr 1944
German U-boat U-856 was sunk in the North Atlantic east of New York, in position 40°18'N, 62°22'W, by depth charges from the US destroyer USS Champlin and the US destroyer escort USS Huse.
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Warship Commands listed for John Jackson Shaffer, USN

Ship Rank Type From To
USS Champlin (DD 601) Destroyer 28 Jan 1944 7 Apr 1944
Career information
Commander Shaffer was killed, and 3 men wounded, when a 20mm projectile exploded as a result of improperly out firing cam cut-out which did not allow for the open lid of the ready box.

Additional sources
uboatarchive.net. Funderal service onboard USS Champlin
findagrave.com. John Jackson Shaffer, III

Events related to this officer
Destroyer USS Champlin (DD 601)

7 Apr 1944
German U-boat U-856 was sunk in the North Atlantic east of New York, in position 40°18'N, 62°22'W, by depth charges from the US destroyer USS Champlin and the US destroyer escort USS Huse.


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  • Created by: Anonymous
  • Added: 29 Mar 2016
  • Find A Grave Memorial 160209432
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for CDR John Jackson Shaffer, III (20 Jun 1909–8 Apr 1944), Find A Grave Memorial no. 160209432, citing Magnolia Cemetery, Houma, Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana, USA ; Maintained by Anonymous (contributor 47642714) .