Becker, Myron Melvin, WT2c

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Last Rank
Petty Officer Second Class
Last Primary NEC
WT-0000-Water Tender
Last Rating/NEC Group
Water Tender
Primary Unit
1944-1945, WT-0000, USS Indianapolis (CA-35)
Service Years
1943 - 1945
WT-Water Tender

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Home State
Year of Birth
Not Specified
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Winona, MN
Last Address
Winona, MN
(Mother~Ida Miller Becker)

Casualty Date
Jul 30, 1945
Hostile, Died
Other Explosive Device
World War II
Location of Interment
Manila American Cemetery - Taguig City, Philippines
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Tablets of the Missing (cenotaph)

 Official Badges 

 Unofficial Badges 

 Military Association Memberships
World War II FallenUnited States Navy Memorial The National Gold Star Family RegistryWWII Memorial National Registry
  2015, World War II Fallen
  2015, United States Navy Memorial - Assoc. Page
  2015, The National Gold Star Family Registry
  2015, WWII Memorial National Registry

 Ribbon Bar

 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
USS Indianapolis (CA-35)
  1944-1945, WT-0000, USS Indianapolis (CA-35)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1943-1944 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Northern Solomon Islands Campaign (1943-44)
  1944-1944 Mariana and Palau Islands Campaign (1944)/Battle of Philippine Sea
  1944-1944 Mariana and Palau Islands Campaign (1944)/Battle of Saipan
  1944-1944 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Mariana and Palau Islands Campaign (1944)
  1944-1944 Western Caroline Islands Operation/Battle of Peleliu
  1945-1945 World War II
  1945-1945 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater
  1945-1945 World War II
  1945-1945 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Iwo Jima Operation
  1945-1945 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Okinawa Gunto Operation
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  May 18, 1943, Service entry date & Serial Number
  Sep 01, 1943, Checked onboard USS Indianaoplis as F3c
  Jan 01, 1944, Promoted to Fireman 2nd Class (E-2)
  Mar 01, 1944, Promoted to Fireman 1st Class (E-3)
  Jun 01, 1944, Promoted to Water Tender 3rd Class Petty Officer (E-4)
  Mar 01, 1945, Promoted to Water Tender 2nd Class Petty Officer (E-5)
  Oct 17, 1945, Declared Dead
  Aug 02, 2015, General Photos1
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
On July 30, 1945, the USS Indianapolis was torpedoed. Of the 1,196 aboard, about 900 made it into the water in the twelve minutes before she sank. Few life rafts were released. Most survivors wore the standard kapok life jacket. Due to her top secret mission, she was not reported missing. Shark attacks began with sunrise of the first day, and continued for five days until the men were finally spotted in the water and rescued. Only 316 men survived. 
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