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Paul McLaws Barnette

Seaman, First Class, Navy

Born: December 5, 1925
Hometown: Richmond City
Served In: World War II
Casualty Date: March 19, 1945
Died In: Pacific

Seaman First Class Barnette served aboard the USS Yorktown. On March 19, 1945 during an airstrike on Kyushu, Japan, an enemy bomb went through the starboard side and killed five men aboard the Yorktown.

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