Austin, Samuel, GM2c

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Last Rank
Gunner's Mate 2nd Class
Last Primary NEC
GM-0000-Gunner's Mate
Last Rating/NEC Group
Gunner's Mate
Primary Unit
1940-1943, GM-0000, USS Helena (CL-50)
Service Years
1940 - 1943
GM-Gunner's Mate

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Home State
Iowa
Iowa
Year of Birth
1916
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Brown Township, IA
Last Address
Marion, IA

Casualty Date
Jul 06, 1943
 
Cause
Hostile-Body Not Recovered
Reason
Other Explosive Device
Location
Pacific Ocean
Conflict
World War II
Location of Interment
Manila American Cemetery and Memorial - Manila, Philippines
Wall/Plot Coordinates
(cenotaph)

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 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

GM2 Austin was stationed aboard the USS Helena (CL-50) when it was sunk on July 6, 1943. His body was not recovered and he was later declared dead.
   
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Service number: 3214506
   
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 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1940, Recruit Training (Great Lakes, IL)
 Duty Stations
USS Helena (CL-50)
  1940-1943, GM-0000, USS Helena (CL-50)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1941-1941 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Attack on Pearl Harbor
  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
  1943-1943 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Northern Solomon Islands Campaign (1943-44)
 Other News, Events and Photographs
 
  Nov 30, 1940, Promoted to S2c
  May 01, 1941, Promoted to S1c
  Jul 01, 1942, Promoted to GM3
  Jan 01, 1943, Promoted to GM2
 Military Association Memberships
World War II FallenWW II Memorial National RegistryUnited States Navy Memorial The National Gold Star Family Registry
  2018, World War II Fallen
  2018, WW II Memorial National Registry
  2018, United States Navy Memorial - Assoc. Page
  2018, The National Gold Star Family Registry
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