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 Irving Davidoff

Irving Davidoff

Birth
Death 28 Apr 1945
At Sea
Burial Lemay, St. Louis County, Missouri, USA
Plot SECTION 84 SITE 174-176
Memorial ID 44164720 · View Source
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Son of Mrs. Fanny Davidoff.

Irving served as a Hospital Apprentice First Class, USS Pinkney (APH-2), U.S. Navy during World War II.

He resided in Brooklyn, Kings County, New York prior to the war.

Irving was "Killed In Action" when the Pinkney, an evacuation transport ship, was hit by a Japanese kamikaze in Hagushi Bay off Okinawa during the war. He was awarded the Purple Heart.

Irving was one of 18 crew members who lost their lives during this attack. 16 patients on the Pinkney lost their lives as well.

He was originally interred overseas and was later repatriated here on June 27, 1950.

Service # 7095071

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Other crew members killed and interred with Irving include:

Davis, Alexander Henry, LT, Illinois
Haggerty, James William, LT(jg), Massachusetts
Hansen, Hans Folmer R., CRM, Iowa
Haskins, Joseph Fogarty, LT, New York
Higle, Robert Anthony, RM2C, Michigan
Porporato, Albert John, LT, California
Rowe, Linwood Walter, EM2C, Maine

(Bio and links submitted by: Russell S. "Russ" Pickett)


Inscription

HA1C, US NAVY WORLD WAR II

Gravesite Details Entered the service from New York

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  • Created by: ShaneO
  • Added: 10 Nov 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 44164720
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Irving Davidoff (unknown–28 Apr 1945), Find A Grave Memorial no. 44164720, citing Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, Lemay, St. Louis County, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by ShaneO (contributor 47009366) .