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AMM1/c William Adler Josen


Born: 10 February 1913 - Chicago, Illinois

Parents: William A. Josen & Laurel Smith-Josen

Siblings: 1 sister

Home:

    - 803 West Boulevard - Maywood, Illinois

Education:

    - Proviso Township High School

        - Class of 1932

Wife: Maben Chapman-Josen

Children: 1 son

Note: William was living at 656 A Avenue, Coronado, California, when he joined the

           Navy

Enlisted:

    - 1941 - California

Serial Number: 336  76  10

Training: 

    - San Diego Naval Training Center

Rank: Aviation Machinist Mate First Class

    - trained as a machine gunner

Ship: U.S.S. Yorktown

Engagements:

    - Air Raid - Tulagi Harbor - Solomon Islands

    - Battle of the Coral Sea

Killed in Action:

    - 8 May 1942

        - Battle of Coral Sea

        - bomb from Japanese plane penetrated deck and exploded

        - 66 sailors killed or wounded

Buried:

    - at Sea 

Memorial:

    - Tablets of the Missing

        - American Military Cemetery, Manila, Philippine Islands

Medals:

    - Purple Heart




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