Died in "West Italian coast operations", so death location is?

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I know there is an expert that will tell me the proper thing to enter for the death location. My grandfather's nephew was killed in WWII, 

May 20, 1944, USS LST-174, West Italian Coast operations, KLOFTA, Melvin, SEA2, 7232028, (CasCode6421), dd May 20, 1944 (bp/1) 

http://www.naval-history.net/WW2UScasaaDB-USNBPbyDate1944.htm

What should I enter for his death location?

WikiTree profile: Melvin Klofta
in The Tree House by Julie Campbell G2G6 Mach 1 (17.5k points)
Italy

3 Answers

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by Herbert Tardy G2G6 Pilot (633k points)
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USS LST-174 (a tank landing vessel) was on convoy duty in the Med. at the time Melvin was killed. Hard to say how he died, but I do know there was continual aerial harassment of allied vessels reinforcing the Allied break out from Anzio toward Rome & Monte Casino in May.

https://www.navsource.org/archives/10/16/160174.htm

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Anzio
by Valerie Willis G2G6 Mach 7 (79.4k points)
Didn't answer your question : I would enter "At Sea, Mediterranean"
+1 vote
At sea and the location is appropriate. You should also have a note as to the place of burial.
by George Churchill G2G6 Mach 8 (86.8k points)

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