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Rasmussen, Robert James

Rank and Name, Lieutenant Junior Grade Robert James Rasmussen.
Unit/Placed in, USS Tennessee (BB-43) Battleship, United States Navy.

Robert is born approx. on 21 Jan. 1919 in Blooming Prarie, Minnesota.
Father, Lauritz L. Rasmussen.
Mother, Amana E. (Miller) Rasmussen.
Sister(s), Dorothy M. Rasmussen.
Brother(s), Darrell W. Paul E. and Loren D. Rasmussen.

Robert enlisted the service in Minnesota with service number # 0-334089.

Robert was KIA when the USS Tennessee was attacked by 5 Kamikazes near Okinawa and 1 hit target on 12 April 1945, he is honored with a Purple Heart, Combat Action Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, Expeditionary Medal, American Campaign Medal, Navy & Marine Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.

Robert is buried/mentioned at Honolulu Memorial, Honolulu County, Hawaii U.S.A.
Courts of the missing.
He also has a Memorial Grave at Blooming Prairie Cemetery
Blooming Prairie, Steele County, Minnesota, USA.

Thanks to, http://www.navsource.org/archives/01/43a.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
Info, https://www.pacificwrecks.com/
Medals Info, https://www.honorstates.org
Philippine Info, http://www.philippine-scouts.org/
Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com

Buried on Sea
USS Tennessee (BB-43) Battleship
Tennessee and the destroyer Zellars after both vessels had been hit by kamikazes on 12 April
During suicide attack by five Japanese planes on US fleet off Okinawa, the Tennessee (BB-43) is hit on port side, 12 April 1945. As seen from the Nevada
Aichi D3A Dive Bomber
Robert James Rasmussen
His rank Lieutenant Junior Grade
Pearl Harbor