Corbitt, George Albert, 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
1938-1942, USS Marblehead (CL-12)
Service Years
1937 - 1942
Seaman 1st Class

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Home State
West Virginia
West Virginia
Year of Birth
1919
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Petersburg, WV
Last Address
Petersburg, WV

Casualty Date
Feb 10, 1942
 
Cause
Hostile, Died of Wounds
Reason
Other Explosive Device
Location
Pacific Ocean
Conflict
World War II
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Section 34 Grave 4390

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 Duty Stations
US Navy
  1938-1942, USS Marblehead (CL-12)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1937-1937 Sinking of the USS Panay (PR-5)
  1941-1945 World War II
  1942-1942 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater
  1942-1942 East Indies Campaign (1941-42)/Battle of Balikpapan (Makassar Strait)
  1942-1942 East Indies Campaign (1941-42)/Battle of Java Sea
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Last Known Activity
George Corbitt was wounded aboard the USS Marblehead. He was cared for by Dr. Corydon Wassel. The incident was later documented in the movie The Story of Dr. Wassell. He was initially buried in a Dutch cemetery on Java. In 1950 his remains were transferred to Arlington National Cemetery.  He was transferred to the USS Tulsa (PG-22) for medical treatment. He died on the Tulsa.
   
Comments/Citation
Died from wounds suffered during a Japanese air attack.


Seaman Corbitt's last words were, "I've had it tough before, having it tough now, and I will have it tough later." 

 
   
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