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Korean War 1
Rank:
Aviation Safety Mechanic, First Class, U.S. Navy 1
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Ernest Simms Martin 1
Birth Date: Unknown 1
Death:
Death: Died May 26, 1954 in the United States 1
Death Date: 26 May 1954 1
Status: Non-hostile Death 1
Residence:
State: Cranston, Rhode Island 1
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Korean War 1

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Aviation Safety Mechanic, First Class, U.S. Navy 1

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Aviation Structural Mechanic First Class Martin was a crew member of the aircraft carrier, USS BENNINGTON (CVA-20), cruising in Narragansett Bay, Rhode Island. On May 26, 1954, a launching catapult exploded killing him and 101 fellow crewmen. Aviation Structural Mechanic First Class Martin was awarded the National Defense Service Medal.

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