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World War II 1
Branch:
Navy 1
Rank:
Aviation Machinist's Mate 2c 1
Birth:
1925 1
Springfield, Sangamon, Illinois 1
Death:
06 Aug 1943 1
Ocean 1
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Full Name:
John Logan Egnew 1
Birth:
1925 1
Springfield, Sangamon, Illinois 1
Death:
06 Aug 1943 1
Ocean 1
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Mother: Bessie Burkhart 1
Father: John Logan Egnew 1
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World War II 1

Branch:
Navy 1
Rank:
Aviation Machinist's Mate 2c 1
Service Number:
3828170 1
Casualty Type:
MIA 1
Disposition:
Nonrecoverable 1
Plane:
205-P-4 1

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Aviation Machinist Mate Second Class John L. Egnew served with Navy aviation squadron V-205, flying PBM-3s Martin Mariners out of Trinidad. While on anti-submarine patrol on 6 August 1943, Egnew's aircraft spotted the German U-boat U-615. At approximately 1320 hours, Egnew's aircraft reported that they were attacking the U-boat. Five minutes later they reported their position, and stated they had damaged the boat. A few minutes later a third report came in stating "DAMAGED, FIRE." His aircraft was never heard from again.

After a two day running battle with the U-boat, the U-615 was eventually sunk. Surviving crewmembers of the boat, in interviews recorded after their rescue, told of shooting down Egnew's PBM, which crashed into the sea nearby the U-boat.

Missing in Action or Buried at Sea, Tablets of the Missing at East Coast Memorial, New York City, USA- Findagrave.com memorial

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