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EM2 Arthur Delmont Austin
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EM2 Arthur Delmont Austin

Birth
Death 27 May 1945
At Sea
Cenotaph Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA
Plot Courts of the Missing ~ Court 5
Memorial ID 56114350 · View Source
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Son of Laura Gertrude Austin who resided in Stamford, Connecticut.

Arthur served as a Electrician's Mate Second Class, U.S.S. Braine (DD-630), U.S. Navy during World War II.

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

Arthur was "Killed In Action" when the Braine was hit in quick succession by two suicide planes during the war. The first hit forward seriously damaged the bridge, and the second hit amidships and blew number two funnel overboard and demolished the amidships superstructure.

The Braine survived the attack & the war and was awarded nine battle stars for her World War II service.

Arthur was awarded the Purple Heart.

He was buried at sea.

Service # 2074145

His brother, Pfc Albert W Austin, was also "Killed In Action" during the war.

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Connecticuter's who died on the Braine:

Austin, Arthur D ~ EM2C
Austin, David T ~ S1
Bernabucci, Vincent A ~ RDM3C

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

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  • Created by: CWGC/ABMC
  • Added: 6 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 56114350
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for EM2 Arthur Delmont Austin (unknown–27 May 1945), Find A Grave Memorial no. 56114350, citing Honolulu Memorial, Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA ; Maintained by CWGC/ABMC (contributor 6) .