Blackwell, Henry C., Sgt

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Last Rank
Sergeant
Last Service Branch
Air Defense Artillery
Primary Unit
1941-1941, Coastal Artillery Corps
Service Years
1940 - 1941

Sergeant


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Home State
California
California
Year of Birth
Not Specified
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Not Specified
Last Address
Los Angeles, CA

Casualty Date
Dec 07, 1941
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Location
Hawaii
Conflict
World War II
Location of Interment
Courts of the Missing at the Honolulu Memorial - Honolulu, Hawaii
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

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Pearl Harbor Fallen
  1941, Pearl Harbor Fallen


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 Unit Assignments
Army GarrisonsAir Defense UnitsCoastal Artillery Corps
  1941-1941, HQ Troops, Camp Malakole HI
  1941-1941, 251st Anti-Aircraft Artillery Battalion
  1941-1941, Coastal Artillery Corps
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1941-1941 Central Pacific Campaign (1941-43)/Attack on Pearl Harbor 7 December 1941
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Sgt. Blackwell was was one of three men shot down by Japanese planes over John Rodgers Airport while flying in Piper Cub aircraft during the attack on Pearl Harbor. Apparently, they ran directly into the first flight of Japanese "Zeroes" that morning. 

Those lost were:
Sgt. Warren D. Rasmussen
Cpl. Clyde C. Brown
Sgt. Henry C. Blackwell

He was assigned to the 251st Coast Artillery, Battery F, Camp Malakole.
   
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