S2 Russell George Carey

S2 Russell George Carey

Delaware, USA
Death 6 Jan 1945
At Sea
Memorial Site* Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, Philippines

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

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Husband of Edna Mae Wootten Carey.

Russell served as a Seaman 2nd Class, on the U.S.S. New Mexico with the U.S. Navy during World War II.

He resided in Millsboro, Sussex County, Delaware prior to the war.

The USS New Mexico, while supporting the pre-invasion shelling of Lingayen Gulf, was hit by a Japanese kamikaze on the bridge killing her commanding officer, Captain Robert Walton Fleming, and 29 others including British LT. General Herbert Lumsden.

Russell was also "Killed In Action" in this attack.

He was awarded the Purple Heart and was buried at sea.

Service # 9090340

Bio by:
Russell S. "Russ" Pickett

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  • Added: 8 Aug 2010
  • Find a Grave Memorial 56775017
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for S2 Russell George Carey (unknown–6 Jan 1945), Find a Grave Memorial no. 56775017, citing Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, Philippines ; Maintained by War Graves (contributor 6) .