ELECTRICIAN'S MATE THIRD CLASS ABRAHAM HOWARD HICKERSON of 757 Division Street, Camden NJ died of causes not related to combat while serving as member of the United States Navy on April 23, 1945. His body was not recovered. He was survived by his mother, Mrs. Mabel Mosley, of the Division Street address.
Mate Hickerson served aboard USS Cahto was a harbor tug of the United States Navy. The Cahto was commanded by Ensign James E. Hair in 1944-45, who was one of the "Golden Thirteen", the first African-American commissioned officers in the U.S. Navy.
He was killed when his ship collided with LST-1064 in Sandy Hook Bay,
near Leonardo, New Jersey.
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