LtJG Raymond Joseph Hindrichs

LtJG Raymond Joseph Hindrichs

Birth
Missouri, USA
Death 13 Oct 1943 (aged 26–27)
Burial Carthage, Tunis, Tunisia
Memorial ID 56247703 · View Source
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In an article from the St. Louis Post- Dispatch February 1, 1944 (listed as missing in action):

Lt. (jg) Raymond J. Hindrichs, engineering officer aboard the U.S.S. Bristol, which was sunk Oct. 13 in the Mediterranean, is missing in action. The Navy Department informed his mother, Mrs. Anna Hindrichs, 10530 Olmstead lane, Overland. A graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Engineering, Lt. Hindrichs, 28 years old, joined the Navy in August 1940.

In an article from the St. Louis Post- Dispatch February 3, 1944 (listed as killed in action):

OVERLAND MAN LOST WHEN BRISTOL SANK

--Lt. R. J. Hindrichs Was on Ship- Other Casualties in This Area.--

Lt. (jg) Raymond J. Hindrichs, engineering officer, was lost when the U.S.S. Bristol was sunk Oct. 13 in the Mediterranean, his mother, Mrs. Anna Hindrichs, 10530 Olmstead lane, Overland, has been informed. A graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Engineering, Lt. Hindrichs, who was 28 years old, joined the Navy in August 1940.

Online sources stated that:

At 04.17 hours on 13 Oct 1943, USS Bristol (DD 453), was struck by a Gnat from U-371 on the port side at the forward engine room, while escorting a small convoy to Oran, Algeria. The ship broke in two and had to be abandoned, while the stern sank after eight and the bow after twelve minutes 70 miles west-northwest of Bone, Algeria. Five officers and 47 ratings were lost. The commander, 15 officers and 218 ratings were rescued by USS Trippe (DD 403) and one officer and six ratings by USS Wainwright (DD 419).

Raymond Hindrichs received a Purple Heart award for his service.


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  • Maintained by: cdheeren
  • Originally Created by: CWGC/ABMC
  • Added: 6 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 56247703
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for LtJG Raymond Joseph Hindrichs (1916–13 Oct 1943), Find A Grave Memorial no. 56247703, citing North Africa American Cemetery and Memorial, Carthage, Tunis, Tunisia ; Maintained by cdheeren (contributor 48386889) .