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Seaman 2c Clifford W. Fallen - MIA

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Sutton, ND
County: Griggs
World War II - MIA
Date of Disappearance: March 10, 1943 / Age: 22
Branch of Service: Navy
Company/Division: United States Naval Reserve

Died while in MIA status. Stationed on a steam merchant ship southeast of Guantanamo Bay that was struck by a torpedo, which caused her cargo (4000 tons of explosives) to explode. The ship completely disappeared in 30 seconds, and the blast was so large that a ship 40 miles away witnessed it.

Memorialized at the East Coast Memorial in New York City.