Ludlow Joseph “Bud” Powell

Ludlow Joseph “Bud” Powell

Birth
San Bernardino County, California, USA
Death 30 Jan 1943 (aged 21)
Burial Barstow, San Bernardino County, California, USA
Memorial ID 34860037 · View Source
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Name: Ludlow J Powell
Inducted From: California
Rank: Seaman Second Class
Combat Organization: United States Navy
Death Date: 30 Jan 1943
Monument: Fort William McKinley, Manila, The Philippines
Last Known Status: Missing
U.S. Awards: Purple Heart Medal

USS Chicago (CA-29) was a Northampton-class heavy cruiser of the United States Navy. She was the second US Navy ship of the to be named after the city of Chicago, Illinois. Early in January 1943, Chicago departed San Francisco, action-bound. On 27 January, she sailed from Nouméa to escort a Guadalcanal convoy. On the night of the 29th, as the ships approached that bitterly contested island, Japanese aircraft attacked the force and the Battle of Rennell Island was underway. During the attacks, two burning Japanese planes silhouetted Chicago, providing light for torpedo attacks; two hits caused severe flooding and loss of power. By the time the attack ended, fine work on board had checked Chicago's list. Louisville took the disabled ship in tow, and was relieved by the Navajo the following morning. During the afternoon, the Japanese attacked again and, despite heavy losses, managed to hit the disabled cruiser with four more torpedoes which sank her on 30 January 1943.


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  • Created by: Don Stowell
  • Added: 15 Mar 2009
  • Find a Grave Memorial 34860037
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Ludlow Joseph “Bud” Powell (20 Mar 1921–30 Jan 1943), Find a Grave Memorial no. 34860037, citing Mountain View Memorial Park, Barstow, San Bernardino County, California, USA ; Maintained by Don Stowell (contributor 46794548) .