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Linwood Robert Muir

Birth
Death 1 Mar 1942
At Sea
Burial Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines
Plot Tablets Of The Missing
Memorial ID 170227700 · View Source
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Having actually gone "Missing" on the above date, he was not officially declared by the military as being dead until November 25, 1945.

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Husband of Florence Jane Muir who resided in East Hartford, Connecticut.

Linwood served as a Quartermaster First Class, U.S.S. Edsall (DD-219), U.S. Navy during World War II.

He resided in Hartford County, Connecticut prior to the war.

Linwood was declared "Missing In Action" when the Edsall, which was trying to get to survivors of the fuel ship U.S.S. Pecos, was attacked in the Indian Ocean by 2 Japanese cruisers, 2 battleships, and 26 Type 99 divebombers (Aichi D3A) which finally sank the ship during the war.

The Japanese cruiser Chikuma rescued only a handful of survivors from the Edsall. Six remains of sailors from the Edsall were later found in a mass grave of 34 decapitated bodies in the East Indies.

He was awarded the Purple Heart.

Service # 2070500

Bio by:
Russell S. "Russ" Pickett

Special thanks to:
Janice Hollandsworth for finding that this record was not recorded at Manila!

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QM1C, US NAVY WORLD WAR II


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  • Created by: Russ Pickett
  • Added: 20 Sep 2016
  • Find A Grave Memorial 170227700
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Linwood Robert Muir (unknown–1 Mar 1942), Find A Grave Memorial no. 170227700, citing Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines ; Maintained by Russ Pickett (contributor 46575736) .