Whittington, Champ Hansen, BM1c

Deceased
 
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Last Rank
Petty Officer First Class
Last Primary NEC
BM-0000-Boatswain's Mate
Last Rating/NEC Group
Boatswain's Mate
Primary Unit
1942-1945, BM-0000, USS Enterprise (CV-6)
Service Years
1942 - 1945
BM-Boatswain's Mate

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Home State
Wyoming
Wyoming
Year of Birth
1913
 
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Contact Info
Home Town
Rock Springs, WY
Last Address
Sacramento, CA

Date of Passing
Nov 11, 1984
 
Location of Interment
East Lawn Memorial Park - Sacramento, California
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

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Last Known Activity

Like his first name, Champ served aboard and was also a boxer on the USS Enterprise sometime between March 23, 1942 and September 24, 1945.

Champ was a Petty Officer; stationed during World War 2 on the U.S.S. Enterprise.  His last Duty Station I guess was
San Francisco.  He served from March 12, 1942 to Sempter 24, 1945.  I believe he lived and grew up in Sacramento.  I appreciate any help- like I said, I'm just looking for a picture anyone might have of him.  Many Thanks Again.

Fellow Vet. Matt Adams; Champ's grand-son / July, 2015
   
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Service number: 6625484

Presidential Unit Citation
For consistently outstanding performance and distinguished achievement during repeated action against enemy Japanese forces in the Pacific war area,
7 December 1941, to 15 November 1942. Participating in nearly every major carrier engagement in the first year of the war, the Enterprise and her air group, exclusive of far-flung destruction of hostile shore installations throughout the battle area, did sink or damage on her own a total of 35 Japanese vessels and shot down a total of 185 Japanese aircraft. Her aggressive spirit and superb combat efficiency are fitting tribute to the officers and men who so gallantly established her as an ahead bulwark in the defense of the American nation.
   
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 Duty Stations
USS Enterprise (CV-6)
  1942-1945, BM-0000, USS Enterprise (CV-6)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1942-1942 Central Pacific Campaign (1941-43)/Battle of Midway
  1942-1942 Guadalcanal-Tulagi landings/Battle of Savo Island
  1942-1942 Guadalcanal Campaign (1942-42)/Battle of the Eastern Solomons
  1942-1942 Guadalcanal Campaign (1942-42)/Battle of the Santa Cruz Islands
  1943-1943 Guadalcanal Campaign (1942-42)/Battle of Rennel Island
  1944-1944 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/New Guinea Campaign (1943-44)
  1944-1944 Mariana and Palau Islands Campaign (1944)/Battle of Saipan
  1944-1944 Western Caroline Islands Operation/Battle of Peleliu
  1944-1944 Mariana and Palau Islands Campaign (1944)/Battle of Philippine Sea
  1944-1944 Leyte Campaign (1944)/Battle of Leyte Gulf
  1944-1944 Asiatic-Pacific Specified Raids (1944)/Formosa Air Battle
  1944-1944 Marshall Islands Operation (1944)/Battle of Kwajalein Atoll (Operation Flintlock)
  1944-1945 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Luzon Campaign (1944-45)
  1945-1945 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Okinawa Gunto Operation
  1945-1945 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Iwo Jima Operation
 Other News, Events and Photographs
 
  Oct 16, 1940, WWII draft card
  Jul 02, 1942, Promoted to S2c
  Feb 01, 1943, Promoted to S1c
  Jun 01, 1943, Promoted to COX
  Mar 01, 1944, Promoted to BM2
  Feb 01, 1945, Promoted to BM1
  Apr 01, 2019, General Photos1
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