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Fields, Francis C.


Rank: Ship's Serviceman Laundry 3C
Serial Number: 6210364
Military Branch: USS Luce DD-522
Origin: Iowa
Date of Death: 1945-5-4
Honolulu Memorial
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SSML 3C Francis Fields is listed as KIA/MIA on May 4, 1945. This was the Okinawa campaign during which the USS Luce DD 522 and USS Morrison DD 560 were sunk the same day. Both ships were on radar picket duty and were attacked and sunk by kamikazis. Fields was on the USS Luce

The group includes Fields' posthumous officially engraved type 2 Purple Heart with the short titled presentation case. It also includes some research on Fields origin.