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F2 Claude Lindley Bronnes

Death 13 Nov 1942
At Sea
Burial Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines
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Memorial ID 56751196 · View Source
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Claude served as a Fireman Second Class, U.S.S. Atlanta (CL-51), U.S. Navy during World War II.

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

Claude was declared "Missing In Action" in the Naval Battle of Guadalcanal during the war.

The Atlanta was first hit in the forward engine room by a torpedo, fired by either the Japanese ship Inazuma or Ikazuchand, and lost all but auxiliary diesel power.

The Atlanta was then hit by an estimated nineteen 8-inch (200 mm) shells which the U.S.S. San Francisco, unknowingly during the confusion, fired into her.

The Atlanta's Captain, Samuel P. Jenkins, due to the ship being severely damaged beyond repair, ordered that the Atlanta be abandoned and sunk with a demolition charge.

Claude was awarded the Purple Heart.

His guardian was noted as Fulton L. Bronnes who resided in Irvington, New York.

Service # 2244325

( Bio by: Russell S. "Russ" Pickett )




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  • Added: 8 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 56751196
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for F2 Claude Lindley Bronnes (unknown–13 Nov 1942), Find A Grave Memorial no. 56751196, citing Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines ; Maintained by CWGC/ABMC (contributor 6) .