Garnet Houston Bowlin served on the U.S.S. Prairie (AD15) and was transferred to the U.S.S. Nitro on 29 January 1942. On 14 February 1942 he was transferred to the U.S.S. Juneau.
Died 13 November 1942 and is listed on the Tablets of the Missing, Manila American Cemetery, Philippines.
Mother: Mrs. Amanda Crocker, 4910 Rossville Blvd, Chattanooga.
NOTE: John C. Baker also went down with the Juneau.
The USS Juneau’s most famous crewmembers were the five Sullivan brothers, all lost when the ship went down. One survivor, Allan Heyn, had an account of its loss that was published in “American Heritage” in 1956.
Heyn’s account: http://www.americanheritage.com/content/one-who-survived
Photo of the Juneau shortly before her loss: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Juneau_(CL-52)#mediaviewer/File:USS_Juneau_(CL-52)_0405201.jpg