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Alex Martin Rowell

Alex Martin Rowell

Male 1919 - 2002  (82 years)

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  • Name Alex Martin Rowell 
    Alex Martin Rowell
    Alex Martin Rowell
    Alex Martin Rowell
    Alex Martin Rowell
    Born 24 Nov 1919  Birmingham, Jefferson, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Military 11 Jun 1940  [1, 3
    Enlisted, United States Navy. Crewman, USS Salt Lake City
    Veterans: World War II
    Veterans: World War II
    Military Feb - Mar 1942  Marshall Islands Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    "Salt Lake City operated with Task Force 8 (TF 8) until 23 December, covering Oahu and supporting the task force strike that was planned to relieve beleaguered Wake Island. After Wake fell, Salt Lake City?s group carried out air strikes in the eastern Marshalls at Wotje, Maloelap, and Kwajalein to reduce enemy seaplane bases. While conducting shore bombardment during those strikes, Salt Lake City came under air attack and assisted in downing two Japanese bombers. In March, she supported air strikes at Marcus Island." 
    Military Aug 1942  Guadalcanal Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    "From August - October 1942, Salt Lake City was in the south Pacific to support the campaign to seize and hold Guadalcanal. She escorted Wasp during the landings of 7?8 August and subsequent operations." 
    Military 11 - 12 October 1942  Cape Esperance Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    "The Battle of Cape Esperance, also known as the Second Battle of Savo Island and, in Japanese sources, as the Sea Battle of Savo Island, took place on 11 - 12 October 1942 in the Pacific campaign of World War II between the Imperial Japanese Navy and United States Navy. The naval battle was the second of four major surface engagements during the Guadalcanal campaign and took place at the entrance to the strait between Savo Island and Guadalcanal in the Solomon Islands. Cape Esperance (915' S 15942' E) is the northernmost point on Guadalcanal, and the battle took its name from this point." 
    Died 7 Mar 2002  Pelham, Shelby, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Buried Elmwood Cemetery, Birmingham, Jefferson, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Findagrave memorial for Alex Martin Rowell
    Findagrave memorial for Alex Martin Rowell
    Created by John Dickinson, 15 Oct 2014
    Person ID I13367  Dickinson
    Last Modified 15 Oct 2014 

    Family Dorothy Dickinson,   b. 18 Apr 1922, LaGrange, Troup, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Oct 2002, Chestertown, Kent, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Last Modified 15 Oct 2014 
    Family ID F4020  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 24 Nov 1919 - Birmingham, Jefferson, Alabama Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - "Salt Lake City operated with Task Force 8 (TF 8) until 23 December, covering Oahu and supporting the task force strike that was planned to relieve beleaguered Wake Island. After Wake fell, Salt Lake City?s group carried out air strikes in the eastern Marshalls at Wotje, Maloelap, and Kwajalein to reduce enemy seaplane bases. While conducting shore bombardment during those strikes, Salt Lake City came under air attack and assisted in downing two Japanese bombers. In March, she supported air strikes at Marcus Island." - Feb - Mar 1942 - Marshall Islands Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - "From August - October 1942, Salt Lake City was in the south Pacific to support the campaign to seize and hold Guadalcanal. She escorted Wasp during the landings of 7?8 August and subsequent operations." - Aug 1942 - Guadalcanal Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - "The Battle of Cape Esperance, also known as the Second Battle of Savo Island and, in Japanese sources, as the Sea Battle of Savo Island, took place on 11 - 12 October 1942 in the Pacific campaign of World War II between the Imperial Japanese Navy and United States Navy. The naval battle was the second of four major surface engagements during the Guadalcanal campaign and took place at the entrance to the strait between Savo Island and Guadalcanal in the Solomon Islands. Cape Esperance (915' S 15942' E) is the northernmost point on Guadalcanal, and the battle took its name from this point." - 11 - 12 October 1942 - Cape Esperance Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 7 Mar 2002 - Pelham, Shelby, Alabama Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Elmwood Cemetery, Birmingham, Jefferson, Alabama Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S49] Beneficiary Identification Records Locator Subsystem (BIRLS) Death File, (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs).

    2. [S016512] Social Security Death Index , (Washington, D.C.: Social Security Administration).

    3. [S336470] Wikipedia, https://en.wikipedia.org., "USS Salt Lake City, (CA-25)", http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Salt_Lake_City_(CA-25).
      "USS Salt Lake City (CL/CA-25) of the United States Navy was a Pensacola-class heavy cruiser sometimes known as 'Swayback Maru' or 'Old Swayback'. She had the (unofficial) distinction of having taken part in more engagements than any other ship in the fleet. She was also the first ship to be named after Salt Lake City, Utah. She was laid down on 9 June 1927, by the American Brown Boveri Electric Corporation, a subsidiary of the New York Shipbuilding Corporation, at Camden, New Jersey; launched on 23 January 1929, sponsored by Helen Budge, a granddaughter of leading Mormon missionary, William Budge; and commissioned on 11 December 1929, at the Philadelphia Navy Yard, Captain Frederick Lansing Oliver in command."

    4. [S336470] Wikipedia, https://en.wikipedia.org., "Battle of Cape Esperance", http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Cape_Esperance.

    5. [S033987] U.S. Veterans Gravesites, ca. 1775-2006, Ancestry.com, (Provo, Utah: The Generations Network, Inc., 2006).