Brock, John Wiley, ENS

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Last Rank
Ensign
Last Primary NEC
131X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Pilot
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1941-1942, 131X, VT-6/VTB-6 (WW II)
Service Years
1936 - 1942
Ensign
Ensign

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Home State
Alabama
Alabama
Year of Birth
1914
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
New Brockton, Alabama
Last Address
Pacific Ocean, near Midway Atoll.

Casualty Date
Jun 04, 1942
 
Cause
Hostile-Body Not Recovered
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Sea
Location
Pacific Ocean
Conflict
World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Central Pacific Campaign (1941-43)/Battle of Midway
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Body not recovered.

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 Duty Stations
Fleet Training Center (Faculty Staff) - Training Support Center (TSC)USS Arkansas (BB-33)Commander, Naval Surface Force, Atlantic (COMNAVSURFLANT)/COMCARSTRKGRU TWO (CCSG-2)VT-6/VTB-6 (WW II)
NAS PensacolaNAVBASE San DiegoUS Navy
  1936-1937, FTC (Faculty Staff) Norfolk, VA
  1937-1937, USS Arkansas (BB-33)
  1937-1937, Naval Station Norfolk
  1937-1938, AO-0000, Commander, Naval Surface Force, Atlantic (COMNAVSURFLANT)/COMCARSTRKGRU TWO (CCSG-2)
  1938-1939, AO-0000, VT-6/VTB-6 (WW II)
  1939-1939, AP-0000, NAS Pensacola
  1939-1940, AO-0000, VT-6/VTB-6 (WW II)
  1940-1940, AO-0000, FTC (Faculty Staff) Norfolk, VA
  1940-1941, AP-0000, NAVBASE San Diego
  1941-1941, AP-0000, USS Brazos (AO-4)
  1941-1942, 131X, VT-6/VTB-6 (WW II)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1942-1942 Central Pacific Campaign (1941-43)/Battle of Midway
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Last Known Activity
John W. Brock (1914–1942) was a United States Navy officer who received the Navy Cross posthumously for his actions in combat during World War II.

John Wiley Brock was born in New Brockton, Alabama, on 15 August 1914. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy on 12 May 1936 at Birmingham, Alabama. After basic training at the Naval Training Station Norfolk in Norfolk, Virginia, he reported on board the battleship USS Arkansas (BB-33) on 5 February 1937.

Transferred to Naval Air Station Norfolk on 21 May 1937, Brock was assigned to the receiving ship at Naval Operating Base Norfolk, serving as part of the detail fitting out the new aircraft carrier USS Yorktown (CV-5). During duty at Naval Air Station Norfolk which followed, he was advanced to the rate of seaman first class on 1 September 1937. On 30 September 1937, Brock was assigned to the staff of the Commander, Carrier Division 2, Rear Admiral Charles Adams Blakely. Promoted to aviation ordnanceman third class on 16 February 1938, Brock was transferred to Torpedo Squadron 6 soon afterward, on 15 April 1938.

On 13 April 1939, Brock was assigned to Naval Air Station Pensacola at Pensacola, Florida, where he underwent flight training as a naval enlisted pilot. Promoted to aviation ordnanceman second class on 16 December 1939, he rejoined Torpedo Squadron 6 on 10 May 1940, remaining in that squadron until autumn, when he received orders to Naval Training Station Norfolk. While serving there, he was advanced in rate to aviation ordnanceman 1st class on 16 November 1940. After a brief assignment to the receiving ship at Naval Base San Diego at San Diego, California, he joined the oiler USS Brazos (AO-4) on 30 June 1941, and ultimately reported to Torpedo Squadron 6 for a third time, on 2 August 1941. He was commissioned as an ensign on 21 April 1942, and attained the permanent rate of aviation pilot first class on 30 April 1942.

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