Castaneda, Guadalupe, 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
1942-1942, S1c-0000, USS Atlanta (CL-51)
Service Years
1942 - 1942
Seaman 1st Class

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Home State
California
California
Year of Birth
1921
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Santa Ana, CA
Last Address
Rt.2 Box 305
Santa Ana, CA

Casualty Date
Nov 15, 1942
 
Cause
Hostile, Died of Wounds
Reason
Artillery, Rocket, Mortar
Location
Pacific Ocean
Conflict
World War II
Location of Interment
Holy Sepulcher Cemetery - Orange, California
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

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 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1942, Recruit Training (San Diego, CA)
 Duty Stations
US Navy
  1942-1942, AS-0000, Oahu
  1942-1942, S1c-0000, USS Atlanta (CL-51)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1942-1942 Central Pacific Campaign (1941-43)/Battle of Midway
  1942-1942 Guadalcanal Campaign (1942-42)/Guadalcanal-Tulagi landings
  1942-1942 Guadalcanal Campaign (1942-42)/Battle of the Eastern Solomons
 Other News, Events and Photographs
 
  Jun 11, 1942, Promoted to S2c
  Oct 01, 1942, Service Dates
  Oct 01, 1942, Promoted to S1c
  Nov 16, 2012, General Photos1
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

Soon after being torpedoed on November 12, 1942, USS Atlanta (CL-51) was then hit by an estimated nineteen 8-inch  shells when San Francisco, "in the urgency of battle, darkness, and confused intermingling of friend or foe", fired into her. Though almost all of the shells passed through the thin skin of the ship without detonating, scattering green dye, fragments from their impact killed many men, including Admiral Scott and members of his staff. Atlanta prepared to return fire on her new assailant, but San Francisco's own gun flashes disclosed a distinctly "non-Japanese hull profile" that resulted in a suspension of those efforts. San Francisco's shells, which passed high through Atlanta's superstructure, may have been intended for a Japanese target further beyond her from San Francisco's perspective.
 
After the 8-inch fire ceased, Atlanta's Captain Jenkins took stock of the situation, and, having only a minor foot wound, made his way aft to Battle II. His ship was badly battered, largely powerless, down by the head and listing slightly to port, and a third of his crew was dead or missing. As the battle continued, the light cruiser's men began clearing debris, jettisoning topside weight to correct the list, reducing the volume of sea water in the ship, and succoring the many wounded.
 
S1c Castaneda was wounded on November 13 and died on the 15th.
   
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Service number: 6325064
   
 Military Association Memberships
World War II FallenUnited States Navy Memorial The National Gold Star Family RegistryWW II Memorial National Registry
  1942, 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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