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 Olin Francis “Sonny” Beebe

Olin Francis “Sonny” Beebe

Birth
Death 13 Nov 1943 (aged 21)
At Sea
Burial Lemay, St. Louis County, Missouri, USA
Plot SECTION 84 SITE 210-212
Memorial ID 43546291 · View Source
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Olin "Sonny" served as a Seaman First Class, U.S.S. Denver (CL-58), U.S. Navy during World War II.

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

Olin enlisted in the Navy on August 27, 1942.

The U.S.S. Denver, during a heavy air attack off Cape Torokina, Solomon Islands, was hit by an aerial torpedo which knocked out all power and communications and killed 20 of her men.

Olin was "Killed In Action" during this attack.

He was awarded the Purple Heart.

Olin was originally interred in Guadalcanal and was later repatriated here on September 7, 1950.

Service # 6424759

The reason he is named on a group headstone is because when soldiers & sailors were killed in close proximity to each other they were unable, at that time, to identify them separately and interred their remains together in one grave.

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The U.S.S. Denver survived the above attack and the war and also received the Navy Unit Commendation and 11 battle stars for her service.

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U.S.S. Denver had 22 of her crew killed in World War II:

First 2 crewman killed on the Denver:

Post, Edgar M, Jr ~ Lt, PA ~ Jan. 24, 1943
Thompson, James W ~ S2, WV ~ Mar. 6, 1943

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The U.S.S. Denver, during a heavy air attack off Cape Torokina, Solomon Islands, was hit by an aerial torpedo which knocked out all power and communications and killed the below 20 crewman:

Beebe, Olin F ~ S1, CT
Chaido, Peter C ~ MM2, PA
Cotaling, Louis F ~ S1, CT
Daigre, Rivet J ~ MM2, LA
Drefs, Justus J ~ MM1, NE
Fanning, Buster E ~ S2, CA
Fielding, Harold E ~ MM2, RI
Geraci, Joseph J ~ S2, IL
Grace, Jacob M ~ S1, MA
Gulas, Joseph P ~ MM2, PA
Hiett, Alvin P ~ CMM, KY
Horak, William ~ MM1, VA
Jackson, Clyde B ~ S1, CA
Jurovich, Charles F ~ EM1, IA
Kasper, George F ~ GM3, CT
Norris, Thames F ~ IN
Reeder, Norbert J ~ S1, IL
Tarkington, Claude F ~ MM2, NC
Via, Joseph G ~ S1, VA
White, Charles E ~ WT2C, NM

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Above Bio & Listing by:
Russell S. "Russ" Pickett

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  • Created by: ShaneO
  • Added: 26 Oct 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 43546291
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Olin Francis “Sonny” Beebe (19 Mar 1922–13 Nov 1943), Find A Grave Memorial no. 43546291, citing Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, Lemay, St. Louis County, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by ShaneO (contributor 47009366) .