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Oscar Rosenshein

West Virginia, USA
Death 20 Nov 1944
At Sea
Burial Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines
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Memorial ID 171683183 · View Source
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Oscar served as a Machinist's Mate Third Class, U.S.S. Mississinewa (AO-59), U.S. Navy during World War II.

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

The Mississinewa, an Auxiliary Oiler, was at port in Ulithi in the Caroline Islands when there was an explosion on the ship. A Japanese Kaiten manned torpedo had hit the ship with a loss of 63 sailors on board. This was the first ship lost to a Kaiten manned torpedo during the war.

The Japanese Kaiten manned torpedos only hit and sank two other ships during the war. One was the infantry landing craft (LCI-600) with a loss of 3 men and the other was the U.S.S. Underhill (DE-682) with a loss of 112 crew members.

The Mississinewa received four battle stars for World War II service.

Oscar was declared "Missing In Action" due to this attack.

He was awarded the Purple Heart.

Service # 8078341

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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  • Created by: Russ Pickett
  • Added: 22 Oct 2016
  • Find A Grave Memorial 171683183
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Oscar Rosenshein (unknown–20 Nov 1944), Find A Grave Memorial no. 171683183, citing Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines ; Maintained by Russ Pickett (contributor 46575736) .