SMN Reuben Donovan

SMN Reuben Donovan

Death 6 Apr 1945 (aged 29)
Burial Milton, Sussex County, Delaware, USA
Memorial ID 50631192 · View Source
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Ruben, who resided in Milton, Delaware, served as a Seaman First Class, U.S.S. Newcomb (DD-586), U.S. Navy during World War II.

U.S.S. Newcomb, while off Ie Shima, was attacked by multiple Japanese aircraft and hit at least "5" times including a kamikaze that rammed into the ship. The toll for the attack was 18 killed, 25 missing, and 64 wounded, Newcomb was towed to Kerama Retto by the U.S.S. Tekesta (AT-93).

Reuben was "Killed In Action" in these attacks during the war.

He had served in the Navy for one year and three months at the time of his death.

The Newcomb received 8 battle stars for World War II service.

Service # 9064292

Son of Enoch Donovan and Martha Steelman Donovan.

Husband of Phoebe Cottin Donovan.

( Bio & Family Links by: Russ Pickett )

( Burial Location found by: Anne Cady )

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  • Created by: Russ Pickett
  • Added: 4 Apr 2010
  • Find a Grave Memorial 50631192
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for SMN Reuben Donovan (24 May 1915–6 Apr 1945), Find a Grave Memorial no. 50631192, citing Odd Fellows Cemetery, Milton, Sussex County, Delaware, USA ; Maintained by Russ Pickett (contributor 46575736) .