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S2c Russell George Carey

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S2c Russell George Carey

Birth
Dagsboro, Sussex County, Delaware, USA
Death
6 Jan 1945 (aged 24)
At Sea
Memorial Site*
Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, Philippines

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

Plot
Tablets of the Missing
Memorial ID
56775017 View Source

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

Husband of Edna Mae Wootten Carey.

Bio by:
Russell S. "Russ" Pickett

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

Husband of Edna Mae Wootten Carey.

Bio by:
Russell S. "Russ" Pickett


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  • Maintained by: Russ Pickett
  • Originally Created by: War Graves
  • Added: 8 Aug 2010
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 56775017
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/56775017/russell-george-carey: accessed ), memorial page for S2c Russell George Carey (8 Jan 1920–6 Jan 1945), Find a Grave Memorial ID 56775017, citing Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, Philippines; Maintained by Russ Pickett (contributor 46575736) .