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CFC Edward Elmer Brenn

CFC Edward Elmer Brenn

Death 6 Apr 1945 (aged 21–22)
At Sea
Cenotaph Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA
Plot Courts of the Missing
Memorial ID 56116226 · View Source
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Edward served as a Chief Fire Controlman, U.S.S. North Carolina (BB-55), U.S. Navy during World War II.

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

Edward was one of three crewman "Killed In Action" during the Battle of Okinawa when the North Carolina, after downing three kamikazes, was hit by a 5 in (130 mm) shell from a friendly ship during the melee of anti-aircraft fire during the war.

He was awarded the "Bronze Star" and the Purple Heart.

Edward was buried at sea.

Service # 2073253

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S1 Carl E. Karam, Jr. was one of the two others killed in this incident. The third is currently unknown.

Bio by:
Russell S. "Russ" Pickett


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  • Maintained by: Russ Pickett
  • Originally Created by: CWGC/ABMC
  • Added: 6 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 56116226
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for CFC Edward Elmer Brenn (1923–6 Apr 1945), Find A Grave Memorial no. 56116226, citing Honolulu Memorial, Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA ; Maintained by Russ Pickett (contributor 46575736) .