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Funeral service on the fantail of the USS Honolulu on 7 Jul 1943 for F1c Irvin Edwards, a USS Helena crewman who died of his wounds. RAdm Walden Ainsworth stands with other Helena crewmen. Photo 2 of 2.

Caption     Funeral service on the fantail of the USS Honolulu on 7 Jul 1943 for F1c Irvin Edwards, a USS Helena crewman who died of his wounds. RAdm Walden Ainsworth stands with other Helena crewmen. Photo 2 of 2. ww2dbase
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Photos on Same Day 7 Jul 1943
Added By C. Peter Chen
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1. Commenter identity confirmed David Stubblebine says:
21 Aug 2023 05:53:17 PM

This burial at sea took place as Honolulu steamed from Tulagi to Espiritu Santo. Fireman 1st-class Irvin L. Edwards had enlisted in the Navy just one week after the Pearl Harbor Attack. He is reported to have died aboard USS Nicholas following his rescue from the sunken Helena. His body is seen here atop Honolulu’s aircraft hangar hatch. Note the SOC Seagull float plane on the catapult.

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