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SMN Charles Donnan Holzmueller, Jr

SMN Charles Donnan Holzmueller, Jr

Birth
Death 2 May 1942 (aged 21)
Burial Milford, Kent County, Delaware, USA
Memorial ID 43083383 · View Source
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Age 22

Son of Charles Donnan Holzmueller, Sr. and Ruth Sipple Holzmueller.

Charles, who resided on Lake Avenue, Milford, Delaware, served as a Seaman First Class with the U.S.S. Cythera (PY-26), U.S. Navy during World War II.

He was a graduate of Milford High class of 1938, leading athlete in football and basketball of which he captained both.

He later attended Bullis School in Maryland, and was appointment to U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. After l year at the academy he enlisted in the Navy and was assigned to the Cythera.

The Cythera was a yacht converted to coastal patrol work off Cape Hatteras. The vessel was hit hard l hour after leaving port and went to the bottom within a few moments. The torpedo tore the ship in two and caused the depth charges to explode. Only 2 were saved.

Charles was declared "Missing In Action" when the Cythera was sunk off Cape Hatteras.

He had served in the Navy for four months at the time of his death.

He also has a "Cenotaph" at the "East Coast Memorial" in New York City.
" Click Here " for that record.

This grave site is also a "Cenotaph" in his honor.


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Killed in action on board the U.S.S. Cythera; torpedoed by a German submarine off Cape Hatteras, North Carolina


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  • Created by: Russ Pickett
  • Added: 14 Oct 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 43083383
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for SMN Charles Donnan Holzmueller, Jr (21 Dec 1920–2 May 1942), Find A Grave Memorial no. 43083383, citing Odd Fellows Cemetery, Milford, Kent County, Delaware, USA ; Maintained by Russ Pickett (contributor 46575736) .