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DeForest Dye

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DeForest Dye Veteran

Birth
Indiana, USA
Death
25 Nov 1945 (aged 30)
At Sea
Burial
Hebron, Porter County, Indiana, USA GPS-Latitude: 41.3036194, Longitude: -87.2019501
Plot
Back Sec. 2, Row 27
Memorial ID
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DeForest Dye served on the USS Asheville (PG-21), a gun boat, during World War II. On March 3 of 1942, the ship was engaged by two Japanese destroyers and sunk approximately 300 miles south of Java. All personnel were considered Missing In
Action. It was later learned one survivor, FM/2c Fred Brown, was pulled from the water. Brown died, March 1945, in a POW camp in the Celebes, N.E.I., but not before telling the story of what had happened to the Asheville. After the war, a
fellow POW reported Brown's tale to the US Navy. November 25, 1945, DeForest Dye and his shipmates were officially considered Killed In Action (Buried at Sea).
(submitted by SandiMH)

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DeForest Dye served on the USS Asheville (PG-21), a gun boat, during World War II. On March 3 of 1942, the ship was engaged by two Japanese destroyers and sunk approximately 300 miles south of Java. All personnel were considered Missing In
Action. It was later learned one survivor, FM/2c Fred Brown, was pulled from the water. Brown died, March 1945, in a POW camp in the Celebes, N.E.I., but not before telling the story of what had happened to the Asheville. After the war, a
fellow POW reported Brown's tale to the US Navy. November 25, 1945, DeForest Dye and his shipmates were officially considered Killed In Action (Buried at Sea).
(submitted by SandiMH)

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSvcid=314109&GRid=56760059&

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