PFC Arthur E Cavey

PFC Arthur E Cavey

Birth
Maryland, USA
Death 20 Apr 1944 (aged 29–30)
At Sea
Burial Carthage, Tunis, Tunisia
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Memorial ID 56246113 · View Source
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Arthur served as a Private First Class, 831st Bomber Squadron, 485th Bomber Group, Heavy, U.S. Army Air Forces during World War II.

He resided in Baltimore County, Maryland prior to the war.

He enlisted in the Army on December 26, 1942 in Baltimore, Maryland. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being employed in construction and also as Single, without dependents.

Arthur was a passenger on the S.S. Paul Hamilton (Hull Number 227) when the ship was sunk off Algiers by a aerial torpedo dropped by a German Ju 88 bomber. The ship sank within 30 seconds due to the high amount of explosives on board.

A total of 580 men where lost with only one body being recovered.

Arthur was declared "Missing In Action" in this sinking during the war.

He was awarded the Purple Heart.

Service # 33391315

The U.S.S. Lansdale (DD-426) was also sunk in this attack with a loss of Forty-seven officers and men.

( Bio by: Russ Pickett )


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  • Created by: CWGC/ABMC
  • Added: 6 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 56246113
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for PFC Arthur E Cavey (1914–20 Apr 1944), Find A Grave Memorial no. 56246113, citing North Africa American Cemetery and Memorial, Carthage, Tunis, Tunisia ; Maintained by CWGC/ABMC (contributor 6) .