Compomizzo, Marvin Lesslie, S1c

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Last Rank
Seaman 1st Class
Last Primary NEC
S1c-0000-Seaman 1st Class
Last Rating/NEC Group
Seaman First Class
Primary Unit
1943-1944, S1c-0000, USS Hoel (DD-533)
Service Years
1943 - 1944
Official/Unofficial US Navy Certificates
Neptune Subpoena
Seaman 1st Class

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Home State
Arkansas
Arkansas
Year of Birth
1926
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Not Specified
Last Address
Antioch, California

Casualty Date
Oct 10, 1944
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Gun, Small Arms Fire
Location
Philippines
Conflict
World War II
Location of Interment
Manila American Cemetery - Taguig City, Philippines
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 




 Unofficial Badges 

Order of the Shellback


 Military Association Memberships
World War II FallenUnited States Navy Memorial The National Gold Star Family RegistryWW II Memorial National Registry
  2013, World War II Fallen [Verified]
  2013, United States Navy Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2013, The National Gold Star Family Registry
  2013, WW II Memorial National Registry


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 Duty Stations
US Navy
  1943-1944, S1c-0000, USS Hoel (DD-533)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1943-1944 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Northern Solomon Islands Campaign (1943-44)
  1944-1944 Leyte Campaign (1944)/Battle of Samar
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
According to muster reports, Seaman 2nd Class Compomizzo reported onboard USS Hoel on 29 July 1943 from USNTS Farragut, Idaho His entry date is listed as 2 Feb 1943. He was promoted to Seaman 1st class on 1 July 1944. His service Number was 378 21 18. He was on the Hoel from commisoning till she was sank.

USS Hoel, a 2050-ton Fletcher class destroyer built at San Francisco, California, was commissioned in late July 1943. After shakedown operations along the west coast, she departed for the Pacific combat zone in October 1943. A month later, she took part in the Gilbert Islands invasion as part of the screen for U.S. escort aircraft carriers. She performed a similar mission during the Marshalls operation during January and February 1944, also providing gunfire support during landings on Eniwetok. Hoel was based in the south Pacific from March 1944, escorting convoys, performing anti-submarine patrols and serving with the escort carriers of the Third and Seventh Fleets. She also participated in the Peleliu invasion during September 1944.

Hoel continued to operate with escort carriers during the invasion of Leyte in October 1944. When the Japanese Navy counter-attacked to produce the decisive Battle of Leyte Gulf, she was operating north of Leyte. A powerful enemy surface force encountered her task group east of Samar on the morning of 25 October, and Hoel and other destroyers valiantly attacked them with guns and torpedoes in order to cover the escort carriers' retreat. Though Hoel was sunk in this Battle off Samar, with the loss of nearly three-quarters of her crew, her sacrifice helped to save all but one of the escort carriers and to deflect the Japanese from their mission of attacking the Leyte invasion force.


   
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