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S1 Forrest Ernest Karr

S1 Forrest Ernest Karr

Death 19 Mar 1945
At Sea
Cenotaph Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA
Plot Courts of the Missing
Memorial ID 56112583 · View Source
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Son of Earl J. Karr.

Ernest served as a Seaman, First Class, U.S.S. Franklin (CV-13), U.S. Navy during World War II.

He resided in Cheshire County, New Hampshire prior to the war.

The Franklin, which had maneuvered to within 50 miles (80 km) of the Japanese mainland, was hit by two semi-armor-piercing bombs from a single Japanese aircraft. One bomb struck the flight deck centerline, penetrating to the hangar deck, effecting destruction and igniting fires. The second bomb hit aft, tearing through two decks and igniting more fires.

The Franklin lost 807 crewmen.

Forrest was declared "Missing In Action" in this attack during the war.

He was awarded the Purple Heart.

Service # 8069125

Bio by:
Russell S. "Russ" Pickett





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  • Added: 6 Aug 2010
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