Wilczynski, Tadeusz Bernard, S2c

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Last Rank
Seaman Second Class
Primary Unit
1943-1944, S2c-0000, USS Birmingham (CL-62)
Service Years
1943 - 1944
Seaman Second Class

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Home State
Massachusetts
Massachusetts
Year of Birth
1925
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Millbury, MA
Last Address
28 Epping St
Millbury, MA

Casualty Date
Oct 24, 1944
 
Cause
Non Hostile- Died Other Causes
Reason
Burns
Location
Pacific Ocean
Conflict
World War II
Location of Interment
Buried at Sea - N/A, Pacific Ocean
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

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Last Known Activity

On October 24, 1944, the USS Birmingham (CL-62) was rendering firefighting assistance to the aircraft carrier Princeton during the Battle of Leyte Gulf when flames touched off the after magazines of the carrier. The subsequent explosions showered the Birmingham with debris and shrapnel, killing 233 men, and wounding 426. S2c Wilczynski was among the men killed. He was buried at sea.
   
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Service number: 6672638
   

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 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1943, Recruit Training (Norfolk, VA)
 Duty Stations
US Navy
  1943-1944, S2c-0000, USS Birmingham (CL-62)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1943-1943 Central Pacific Campaign (1941-43)/Air Strikes on Marcus and Wake Islands
  1943-1943 Gilbert Islands Operation/Battle of Tarawa
  1943-1943 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Northern Solomon Islands Campaign (1943-44)
  1944-1944 Leyte Campaign (1944)/Battle of Leyte Gulf
  1944-1944 Mariana and Palau Islands Campaign (1944)/Battle of Philippine Sea
  1944-1944 Asiatic-Pacific Specified Raids (1944)/Formosa Air Battle
  1944-1944 Mariana and Palau Islands Campaign (1944)/Battle of Saipan
  1944-1944 Mariana and Palau Islands Campaign (1944)/Battle of Guam
  1944-1944 Mariana and Palau Islands Campaign (1944)/Battle of Tinian
  1944-1944 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Luzon Campaign (1944-45)
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