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Josen, AMM1/c William A.

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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 
– a 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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