Edward J. Shinkle

NAME
Edward Joseph Shinkle
NICKNAME
MCSN
271202
HOME OF RECORD
4825 Benner Street, Philadelphia, PA
NEXT OF KIN
Mother, Mrs. Jeanette Shinkle
DATE OF BIRTH
March 12, 1918
DATE OF ENLISTMENT
April 19, 1939
DATE OF LOSS
August 9, 1942
REGION
Solomons
CAMPAIGN / AREA
Guadalcanal / Savo Island
CASUALTY TYPE
MIA/Declared Dead
August 10 1943
UNIT
Marine Detachment,
USS Vincennes
DUTY
Field Music
CIRCUMSTANCES OF LOSS
Field Music Shinkle’s cruiser, USS VincennesĀ (CA-44), was on patrol off Savo Island in the early morning hours of 9 August, 1942. A Japanese fleet surprised the Americans, and between 0155 and 0215, the Vincennes was struck and set afire by dozens of large caliber shells. She sank at 0250.
Shinkle was not seen again after theĀ Vincennes went down. Initially listed as missing in action, he was declared dead as of 10 August 1943.
INDIVIDUAL DECORATIONS
Purple Heart
LAST KNOWN RANK
Field Music
STATUS OF REMAINS
Lost at sea.
MEMORIALS
Manila American Cemetery

Biography:
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Articles and Records:

Excerpt from the Philadelphia Inquirer, 15 October 1942.

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