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Bloom Thomas Alphonsus

Male 1918 - 1981  (63 years)


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  • Name Bloom Thomas Alphonsus  [1, 2
    Born 08 Jun 1918  DeWitt, Clinton County, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Graduation 1935  St. Joseph High School, DeWitt, IA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence Chicago, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 11 Dec 1981  Des Plaines, Cook County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Buried 14 Dec 1981  All Saints Cemetery, Des Plaines, Cook County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Person ID I153  Bloom
    Last Modified 25 Jul 2017 

    Father Bloom Joseph Albert,   b. 10 Oct 1882, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Jul 1948  (Age 65 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Conwell Florence Mary,   b. 02 Oct 1884, DeWitt, Clinton County, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Apr 1966, Glenview, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 20 Feb 1912  St. Mary's Church, Moline, Rock Island County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
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    Family ID F6  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Purdy Lucille 
    Children 
    +1. Bloom Living  []
    Last Modified 25 Jul 2017 
    Family ID F79  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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  • Notes 
    • Alfonses was the middle name replaced by Alphonsus. See Forrestal letter to Tommy.

      Enlisted in Navy on Jan. 3, 1944. Released on Dec. 24, 1945

      Arrived on USS Hinsdale on Oct. 17, 1944.

      Rating HA1c on Oct. 31, 1944. On USS Hinsdale (APA 120).
      Rating HA1c on Nov. 25, 1944. On USS Hinsdale (APA 120) which sailed from Classified. His record listing has a line through it.
      Rating HA1C on Dec. 31, 1944. On USS Hinsdale (APA 120) Beach Battalion.

      879 91 91 is service number. Rating on July 1, 1945 is HA1c in one muster and PhM3c(T) in another. On USS Hinsdale (APA 120) Beach Battalion.

      PhM3c(T) is rating on Oct. 1, 1945 on USS Hinsdale.
      PhM3c(T) is rating on Nov. 21, 1945 as USS Hinsdale was sailing from Bayonne, NJ.

      USS Hinsdale (APA-120) was a Haskell-class attack transport of the US Navy. She was built and used during World War II and was of the VC2-S-AP5 Victory ship design type. Hinsdale was named for Hinsdale County, Colorado. Hinsdale, ex-MCV Hull-30, was launched by the California Shipbuilding Corporation, Wilmington, California, 22 July 1944; sponsored by Mrs. M. B. Harper; and commissioned 15 October 1944, Commander Edward Flood Beyer, USNR, in command. Hinsdale was decommissioned Apr. 8, 1946. Her name was struck from the Naval Vessel Register on May 1, 1946. Hinsdale was the placed in the National Defense Reserve Fleet and berthed on the James River near Norfolk, Virginia. On 16 July 1974 she was sold to B. V. Intershitra, for $731,150, to be scrapped. At 1015 EDT, on 11 September 1974 she was withdrawn from the Reserve Fleet and sent to the breaker's yard.

      Hinsdale participated in the Iwo Jima invasion on February 19, 1945 and the Okinawa invasion on April 1, 1945, transporting 1500 soldiers for each invasion. The Hinsdale functioned as an auxiliary hospital ship after the Iwo Jima invasion and returned 166 casualties to Guam on March 3, 1945. A Japanese kamikaze airplane struck her the morning of the Okinawa invasion. Fifteen men were killed and 40 were injured or missing. The deck-log states:
      "0549 in a position about 12 miles south-southeast of the southern tip of Okinawa the ship was hit amidships on the port side and two explosions at intervals of about one second were felt. Later investigation indicated that a Jap suicide plane, probably a Tony Kawasaki Ki-61 carrying three 132 lb. bombs hit the ship on the port side at the water line in the vicinity of frame 80. The ship was holed in three places: A seven foot hole in the engine room at the water line caused by the engine and fuselage to which it is believed was attached a bomb which was the first explosion, a ten inch hole in the engine room about 2 feet above the water line caused by a bomb which was later discovered as a dud, and a four foot hole in Compartment A-304-EL a crew's berthing space, caused by a bomb which was the second explosion." While being repaired later in 1945, Japan surrendered. The Hinsdale's last cruise was to support the return of American military personnel to the United States in Operation Magic Carpet.

  • Sources 
    1. [S129] US Navy Muster Rolls, 1938-1949, (Location: ancestry.com;).

    2. [S130] Wikipedia USS HInsdale, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Hinsdale_(APA-120).

    3. [S45] Thomas Bloom obituary.


  

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