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S2c Calvin Curtiss Almquist

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S2c Calvin Curtiss Almquist

Birth
Alden, Erie County, New York, USA
Death
10 Jul 1943 (aged 18)
At Sea
Burial
Nettuno, Città Metropolitana di Roma Capitale, Lazio, Italy
Plot
Tablets of the Missing ~ Navy
Memorial ID
56306014 View Source

Having actually gone "Missing" on the above date, he was not officially declared by the military as being dead until July 11, 1944, 1 year and 1 day after he went missing as was the custom.

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Calvin served as a Seaman, Second Class, U.S.S. Maddox (DD-622), U.S. Navy during World War II.

He resided in Buffalo, Erie County, New York prior to the war.

The Maddox, while on antisubmarine patrol about 16 miles of the shore of Sicily, was attacked by a German Junkers Ju 88 bomber. One of the bombs exploded Maddox's aft magazine, causing the ship to roll over and sink within two minutes during the war.

" 212 " sailors lost their lives in this sinking.

Calvin was declared "Missing in Action" in this sinking.

He was awarded the Purple Heart.

Service # 6092143

Son of Carl Walter and Amy Clare (Biesenthal) Almquist.

The Maddox received two battle stars for World War II service.

( Bio by: Russ Pickett )

Having actually gone "Missing" on the above date, he was not officially declared by the military as being dead until July 11, 1944, 1 year and 1 day after he went missing as was the custom.

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Calvin served as a Seaman, Second Class, U.S.S. Maddox (DD-622), U.S. Navy during World War II.

He resided in Buffalo, Erie County, New York prior to the war.

The Maddox, while on antisubmarine patrol about 16 miles of the shore of Sicily, was attacked by a German Junkers Ju 88 bomber. One of the bombs exploded Maddox's aft magazine, causing the ship to roll over and sink within two minutes during the war.

" 212 " sailors lost their lives in this sinking.

Calvin was declared "Missing in Action" in this sinking.

He was awarded the Purple Heart.

Service # 6092143

Son of Carl Walter and Amy Clare (Biesenthal) Almquist.

The Maddox received two battle stars for World War II service.

( Bio by: Russ Pickett )


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