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 Edwin Joseph Schneider

Edwin Joseph Schneider

Birth
Death 23 Apr 1945
At Sea
Burial Manhattan, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
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Memorial ID 83130973 · View Source
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Husband of Carol Schneider.

Edwin served as a Radioman Third Class, USS Eagle Boat 56 (PE-56), U.S. Navy during World War II.

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

Edwin was declared "Missing In Action" when the Eagle was torpedoed and sunk by a German U-Boat U-853 off the coast of Portland, Maine during the war. He was awarded the Purple Heart.

Only 13 of the 67 crew members of the Eagle survived. The loss was classified as a boiler explosion until 2001 when historical evidence convinced the US Navy to reclassify the sinking as a combat loss due to enemy action.

Service # 8154964

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Inscription

RM3C, US NAVY WORLD WAR II

Gravesite Details Entered the service from New York

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  • Created by: ShaneO
  • Added: 8 Jan 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 83130973
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Edwin Joseph Schneider (unknown–23 Apr 1945), Find A Grave Memorial no. 83130973, citing East Coast Memorial, Manhattan, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA ; Maintained by ShaneO (contributor 47009366) .