Wersebe, Daniel Jesse, 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
1941-1944, WT-0000, USS Perry (DD-340/DMS-17)
Service Years
1942 - 1944
WT-Water Tender

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Casualty Info
Home Town
San Antonio, TX
Last Address
Rt 7 Box 273
San Antonio, TX
(Parents~Fred Wersebe SR & Cora Bruce Lawrence)

Casualty Date
Sep 13, 1944
Hostile, Died
Other Explosive Device
World War II
Location of Interment
San Jose Burial Park - San Antonio, Texas
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 Duty Stations
US Navy
  1941-1944, WT-0000, USS Perry (DD-340/DMS-17)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1942-1945 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater
  1943-1944 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Northern Solomon Islands Campaign (1943-44)
  1943-1944 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/New Guinea Campaign (1943-44)
  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 Marshall Islands Operation (1944)/Battle of Kwajalein Atoll (Operation Flintlock)
  1944-1944 Mariana and Palau Islands Campaign (1944)/Battle of Philippine Sea
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Cenoptaph Manila American Cemetery and Memorial
  May 28, 1942, Service Entry Date & Serial Number
  Jul 19, 1942, Received on the USS Perry From USNTS San Diego, CA
  Sep 21, 1942, Promoted to Seaman 2nd Class (E-2)
  Nov 20, 1942, Changed Rate to Fireman 3rd Class (E-2)
  Jul 01, 1943, Promoted to Fireman 2nd Class (F2c) (e-3)
  Jan 01, 1944, Promoted to Water Tender 3rd Class or WT3c (E-4)
  Jun 01, 1944, Promoted to Water Tender 2nd Class or WT2c (E-5)
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
WT2 Wersebe was at his post in the forward engineering spaces when the ship "brushed" a mine while sweeping the coastal waters of Palau, prior to the Peleliu Campaign. He and 5 others perished in the fireroom. Two others died of their wounds later and were buried at sea.
Wreck of USS PERRY found off Angaur, Palau on 1 May 2000: See http://archives.starbulletin.com/2000/05/25/news/story2.html
 Military Association Memberships
WW II Memorial National RegistryUnited States Navy Memorial The National Gold Star Family RegistryWorld War II Fallen
  2013, WW II Memorial National Registry
  2013, United States Navy Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2013, The National Gold Star Family Registry
  2016, World War II Fallen
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