Griffin, Joseph Sebastian, LTJG

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Last Rank
Lieutenant Junior Grade
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1942-1943, 110X, USS Helena (CL-50)
Service Years
1939 - 1943
Lieutenant Junior Grade
Lieutenant Junior Grade

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Home State
Michigan
Michigan
Year of Birth
1920
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Detroit, MI
Last Address
Detroit, MI

Casualty Date
Jul 06, 1943
 
Cause
Hostile-Body Not Recovered
Reason
Torpedoed
Location
Solomon Islands
Conflict
World War II
Location of Interment
Manila American Cemetery - Taguig City, Philippines
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Cenotaph

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Last Known Activity

LTJG Griffin was stationed aboard the USS Helena (CL-50). During the Battle of Kula, Gulf on July 6,1943 the ship wsa struck by torpedos and sunk. LTJG Griffin's body was not recovered and he was later declared dead.
   
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Service number: 165450
   
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 Duty Stations
USS Helena (CL-50)
  1942-1943, 110X, USS Helena (CL-50)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1942-1942 Guadalcanal Campaign (1942-42)/Cape Esperance (Second Savo)
  1943-1943 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/New Georgia Group Operation
  1943-1943 Northern Solomon Islands Campaign (1943-44)/Battle of Kula Gulf
 Colleges Attended 
University of Detroit MercyUnited States Naval Academy
  1937-1939, University of Detroit Mercy
  1939-1942, United States Naval Academy
 Other News, Events and Photographs
 
  Jun 19, 1942, Commissioned as Ensign
  May 01, 1943, Promoted to Lieutenant Junior Grade
  Sep 19, 2018, General Photos
 Military Association Memberships
World War II FallenWW II Memorial National RegistryThe National Gold Star Family RegistryUnited States Navy Memorial
  2013, World War II Fallen [Verified]
  2013, WW II Memorial National Registry
  2013, The National Gold Star Family Registry
  2013, United States Navy Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page
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