Henry Crumpler

Henry Crumpler

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Henry Clay Crumpler
Born in North Carolinamap
Son of [private father (1880's - 1950's)] and
Brother of [private sister (1910's - 1960's)], [private sister (1910's - unknown)] and [private brother (1920's - 2000's)]
Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Died in Okinawa - Killed in Action aboard the USS Shubrickmap
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Biography

In memory of our family's fallen hero, Henry Clay Crumpler, MM2c US Naval Reserves. Henry was killed in action at Okinawa on May 29, 1945 while serving as a Machinist's Mate aboard the USS Shubrick. My mother said he had wanted to go to Duke Divinity School after World War II ended.

http://ussshubrick.com/memorialindex.htm

From http://www.hazegray.org/danfs/destroy/dd639txt.htm: Shubrick... was attacked at 00:10, 29 May 1945, by two kamikaze aircraft, one of which crashed into the ship. The bomb carried by the plane blew a 30-foot (10 m) hole in the starboard side, and further damage was done when one of the ship's depth charges exploded. At first the situation looked grim. Van Valkenburg (DD-656) came alongside at 01:13 and removed classified material and all wounded and unnecessary personnel. However, the crew finally controlled the flooding, and Shubrick was towed to Kerama Retto by ATR-9. The ship lost 35 men killed and missing, and 25 wounded in the attack.

Sources

"United States Census, 1930," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/X3SR-WRM : accessed 02 Mar 2013), Henry C Crumpler in entry for Clarence R Crumpler, 1930.

"United States Census, 1940," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KW3M-465 : accessed 02 Mar 2013), Henry Clay Crumpler in household of Clarence R Crumpler, Ward 7, Rocky Mount, Township 12 Rocky Mount, Edgecombe, North Carolina, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 33-38, sheet 3A, family 47, NARA digital publication T627, roll 2906.

http://media.nara.gov/media/images/27/26/27-2514a.gif

"North Carolina, Birth Index, 1800-2000," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VHTG-CPM : accessed 02 Mar 2013), Henry Clay Crumpler Jr., 1945.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Shubrick_(DD-639)

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Thanks to Helen Constantine for starting this profile.

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Henry Crumpler from WWII Dead NC pg 5
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Henry C. Crumpler WWII Draft Card
Henry C. Crumpler WWII Draft Card

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USS Shubrick July 1945 Naval Muster Roll Report of Changes
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Muster Roll of the Crew of the USS Shubrick 30 September 1943
Muster Roll of the Crew of the USS Shubrick 30 September 1943

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