F2 Granville Lee Rumble

F2 Granville Lee Rumble

Maryland, USA
Death 7 Apr 1945 (aged 19)
At Sea
Memorial Site* Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA

* A structure erected in honor of someone whose remains lie elsewhere.

Plot Courts of the Missing
Memorial ID 56121085 View Source

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Russell Lee Rumble.

Granville served as a Fireman, Second Class, Minesweeper USS YMS-427, U.S. Navy during World War II.

He resided in Baltimore, Maryland prior to the war.

Granville was "Killed In Action" during the war and was awarded a Purple Heart.

Service # 8272083

From U.S. World War II Navy Muster Rolls, for Granville Lee Rumble 30 Apr 1945 Line 11,
RUMBLE, Granville Lee, Service #8272083, Rating: F2C, KIA 7 Apr 1945,
Killed in Nakagusuku Bay, Okinawa, as a result of shrapnel wounds received by direct hit on ship from enemy shore battery.
Disposition: Buried at Sea 8 Apr 1945
On April 7th 1945 while sweeping mines in the Company with USS YMS-1, USS YMS-103, USS YMS-92, and USS YMS-299 east of Okinawa Jima, Rykya. At 1654 a Japanese shore battery opened fire on this vessel. At 1657 we took a shell hit on the after part 50 caliber machine gun causing fatal injuries to F2/c Granville Lee Rumble 827 20 83, V-6 SW USNR. On April 8th, 1945 Captain Lt. Thomas C. Davies, Chaplain, USN 259405, and officers and members of the crew of this vessel conducted a burial ceremony at sea in the accordance with NavPers 15,046. At 1738 the bodies of 3 crew members (one Granville Lee Rumble, F2/c,) were committed to the deep. Latitude 26 Degrees 07' 45" north, Longitude 127 degrees 18' 45" east.

(Report supplied by Debbie & Bruce Almeida)

Gravesite Details

Entered the service from Maryland.