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Altiman, Charles Morris

Rank and Name, Seaman Second Class Charles Morris Altiman.

Unit/Placed in, USS Gambier Bay (CVE-73) (Escort)Carrier, United States Navy.


Charles is born approx. on no record in Michigan.

Mother, Blanche Altiman.

Parents and Siblings, No Record Available.


Charles enlisted the service in Michigan with service number # 9524716.


Charles was KIA when the USS Gamier Bay sunk during multiple hits from Japanese Vessels in the Battle off Samar on Oct. 25, 1944, he is honored with a Purple Heart, Combat Action Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, Expeditionary Medal, American Campaign Medal, Distinguished Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.


Charles is buried/mentioned at Manila American Cemetery and Memorial Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines.

Walls of the missing.


Thanks to, https://www.navsource.org/archives/03/073.htm

Jean Louis Vijgen, WW2-Pacific Website.

Air Force Info, Rolland Swank.

ABMC Website, https://abmc.gov

Navy Info, http://navylog.navymemorial.org

POW Info, http://www.mansell.com    Dwight Rider and Wes injerd.

Family Info, https://www.familysearch.org

Marines Info, https://missingmarines.com/    Geoffrey Roecker

Medals Info, https://www.honorstates.org


Philppine Info, http://www.philippine-scouts.org/

Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com


USS Gambier Bay (CVE-73) Carrier
Battle off Samar
Battle off Samar
Painting Battle off Samar
Casualty List
Charles M. Altiman
His rank Seaman Second Class